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Job Opportunities

New York City Center is looking for professional, enthusiastic, creative individuals to join our team. We are an equal opportunity employer.

Full-Time Employment


New York City Center seeks a Database/Application Specialist. This position reports directly to the Vice President of Information Technology and is responsible for ensuring the overall integrity, user support and maintenance of the Tessitura Ticketing/ Fundraising/CRM System and other related applications.


  • Provide ongoing user support, training, documentation and customizations for applications, with primary focus on Tessitura.
  • Review and revise Tessitura policy and procedures to ensure data integrity and consistency of application use across the organization. Work with the VP of Information Technology to develop enhancements and customizations to Tessitura and lead implementation efforts where appropriate.
  • Maintain Tessitura user accounts and security settings.
  • Provide and assist all City Center departments in the setup and maintenance of the Tessitura database.
  • Provide and assist all City Center Departments and resident companies in reporting, list building and data analysis utilizing Tessitura standard/custom reports and other specialized tools for business intelligence.
  • Provide group and one-on-one training sessions and create and update training documentation for the City Center staff and resident companies.
  • Provide user training and support for other applications including Artifax Event Management software.
  • Provide setup, maintenance and support of City Center’s web based applications.


  • B.S. in Computer Science or comparable experience.
  • Minimum 2 years experience supporting database applications for a mid-sized organization.
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task and work well under pressure.
  • Tessitura technical and functional knowledge preferred.
  • Working knowledge of MS SQL Server or MYSQL and standard report writing software such as Microsoft SSRS or Crystal Reports preferred.
  • Candidate must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Non-profit experience and a genuine interest in the arts are desired.

Send cover letter and resume to Robert Palm, VP of Information Technology


POSITION SUMMARY: This position serves as a senior member of City Center’s development team and leads all facets of the institutional giving program at New York City Center, including securing new gifts and cultivating and managing existing relationships.  This position oversees the Manager and Assistant Manager, Institutional Giving, as well as occasional interns and volunteers.

ACCOUNTABILITY: Reports to the Vice President of Development


  • Develop comprehensive strategy to meet revenue goals for all streams of institutional fundraising including foundation and government grants, corporate sponsorships, and the Corporate Membership program.
  • Implement institutional fundraising strategy and process by directing priorities of and working with institutional giving staff to develop and submit applications and proposals, ensure timely reports, and fulfill benefits.
  • Identify, develop, and successfully solicit new sources of income, growing the institutional portfolio.
  • Write special grants, reports, and communications as needed, including correspondence with donors on behalf of the Vice President of Development and President.
  • Work strategically with other areas of development to promote cross-area cultivation and prospect opportunities.
  • Cultivate, develop, and maintain positive and fruitful long-term relationships with institutional donors and encourage active donor involvement and participation in activities such as dinners, performances, and education-related events.
  • Represent City Center in the Cultural Institutions Group and oversee government relationships.
  • Oversee administration and operations of institutional giving, including preparation of all institutional materials, proposals, reports, benefits listing, invitations, mailings, correspondence, and website.
  • Set and monitor institutional giving’s annual budget goals.
  • Develop and implement funding calendar and income reports.
  • Edit and guide writing of institutional giving staff.
  • Supervise and mentor Manager and Assistant Manager in reaching department and personal professional goals.
  • Work closely with all members of the City Center staff to ensure optimum implementation of the institutional fundraising program and integrate institutional donors into company activities.
  • Attend and support overall Development Department activities, including special events.
  • Enhance competence and grow peer networks through study and participation in conferences and workshops


Candidate should have 5+ years of institutional fundraising (both foundation and corporate, ideally with some government experience), preferably at a performing arts institution. He/she should have an energetic, creative and strategic approach to work, outstanding written and verbal communication skills, excellent organizational and delegation skills as well as ability to work collaboratively, and to bring “best practices” to processes and procedures.  To be considered, please email a cover letter, resume, and two writing samples to Vanessa Wise at


Internships are offered in marketing, development, and education, as well as New York City Center's Encores!® series. Opportunities are typically available September to December, January to May, or May to August; Encores! internships correspond with the production schedules. As specific internship opportunities become available, they will be posted below with application guidelines.

Volunteer Opportunities

New York City Center welcomes a select few volunteers to assist with audience survey distribution and collection during evening and matinee performances of the annual Fall for Dance Festival, as well as to provide clerical support during business hours for special projects. For further information, please e-mail our Marketing Department.