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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, a 70 year-old non-profit performing arts organization, seeks an experienced candidate to fill the position of Vice President for Finance. City Center has an annual net operating budget of over $23 million. City Center is a major producer and presenter of dance and music theater including Encores!, Fall for Dance and Encores! Off-Center. The facility includes the 2,200 main stage auditorium, two smaller theaters rented to the Manhattan Theatre Club and a 13 story office tower which includes 4 heavily used rehearsal studios.

This position will be part of an executive management team, interacting on a daily basis with members of the staff and working closely with the President/CEO and the Senior Vice President.

The Vice President, Finance along with a staff of three, is responsible for the overall financial management of the organization including: supervising all accounting and audit related activities; annual budgeting; reliable and consistent reporting and regular updating of forecasts; supervision of invested endowment assets and reporting on performance; effective cash management; risk management; internal audit and controls; strategic planning and financial modeling, and basic human resource functions.   This position communicates regularly with the Board of Directors and serves as staff liaison to the Finance and Audit committees.

The successful applicant will have significant experience in non-profit financial management, ideally in a performing arts environment. Solid accounting, reporting and analytical skills are required, as well as experience with investments and endowment management. Excellent technology, organization, management, presentation, negotiation and writing skills are also required. City Center is most interested in a candidate with creative problem solving skills, who is a strategic thinker and can engage with a diverse staff in a positive and supportive way. Candidates should possess proficient computer skills including Microsoft Excel, Outlook and Word. Familiarity with MAS-90 and Tessitura is preferred. A minimum of 10 years experience is expected.

Salary is commensurate with experience. Start Date: September 2016

Interested candidates should send resume and cover letter via e-mail to or by fax to: 212-262-4661.


Marketing and Communications

The Social Media and Digital Content Associate is responsible for the creation, implementation and evaluation of New York City Center’s presence across social media and is responsible for integrating and maintaining consistency across the organization’s online platforms. The Social Media and Digital Content Associate works closely with all departments throughout the organization, including Programming, Development, Education and IT departments and be able to synthesize all of New York City Center’s activities into a clear and activate voice online.


  • Managing the daily social media presence for New York City Center, including creation, curation and organization of content (i.e. writing updates and the capturing and creation of video and visual images).
  • Work closely with the Communications Associate to incorporate interviews, blog posts and Playbill articles into the social media plan.
  • Identify creative ideas for online social engagement and content.
  • Creating and adapting material for use as digital assets.
  • Oversee an online content calendar to maximize talent, donor, and community activities.
  • Create and deploy pre-show and post-show email communications.
  • Work with freelance content creators when project warrants.
  • Researching other social media platforms and initiatives on current platforms to actively increase engagement and following.


  • Bachelor’s degree with prior experience in a social media
  • Knowledge of all types of Social Media platforms and the interest and curiosity to identify emerging platforms
  • Deep appreciation for the performing arts and New York City Center
  • Creative thinker
  • Familiarity with the primary metrics for social platform measurement
  • Effective communication skills, both in person and in writing
  • Works well with others
  • Video editing, graphic design, and HTML experience
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced work environment

Salary is commensurate with experience. Start Date: September 2016

Interested candidates should send resume and cover letter via e-mail to



New York City Center is currently accepting applications for a part-time Education and Programming Assistant in the administrative offices of the Education and Programming Departments beginning mid-August 2016 and ending June 2017. Education at New York City Center utilizes the performing arts as a resource to ignite students’ imaginations and promote deep engagement in the teaching and learning process. Programs are designed to stimulate growth, knowledge and creative discipline. The position will involve working closely with the Director of Education and Community Engagement, Education Manager, Associate Education Manager and Education Associate to implement various aspects of Education programs and provide general administrative support.

The New York City Center Programming Department curates a full season of performances and programs at New York City Center including the annual Fall for Dance Festival and other dance presentations. The position will also work with the Vice President and Manager of Programming. Applicants should have a background in arts education and arts administration, along with extensive knowledge of the dance world and familiarity with musical theater.


  • Assist in the registration and scheduling process for all in-school Workshop and Residency programs
  • Assist with organizing student matinees, Professional Development Workshops and Sharing Sessions for the Dance and Musical Theater programs
  • Assist in maintaining departmental data bases and filing system
  • Make site visits during school hours to Workshop and Residency schools throughout the year and document teaching and learning
  • Assist in the development and preparation of project materials for all education programming, professional development workshops and promotional materials for department
  • Assist in all aspects of implementing logistics for events
  • Attend and document planning meetings, take meeting minutes and distribute
  • Film or photograph workshops, Sharing Sessions, and Professional Development workshops
  • Process post-performance surveys to collect quantifiable data about Dance and Musical Theater programs
  • Assist with updating information on the Education website and keeping it current
  • Coordinate food ordering, delivery and set up for all on-site education events
  • Other duties, evening and weekend event support, as required


  • Research dance festivals and prospective dance companies for possible future presentations
  • Assist with grant proposals when requested for Vice President’s travel/scouting
  • Maintain dance company and festival database
  • Assist with contract preparation, filing, and company management tasks as requested by Manager, Programming
  • Provide general support to Programming department as requested


  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Previous work experience in the arts or arts education
  • Familiarity with the NYC DOE systems and procedures
  • Extensive knowledge of the dance world preferred
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong work ethic, attention to detail, and organization
  • Self-starter comfortable working alone and as part of a team
  • Creative thinker with a sense of humor
  • Passion for the performing arts and working with schools a must
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Adobe Creative Suite, Tessitura and video editing skills a plus

Compensation is $12 per hour with an average of 20 hours per week. The Assistant position will spend 12 hours/week with Education and 8 hours/ week with Programming.

Please submit a cover letter, resume and one writing sample via email to Laura Apruzzese, Education Manager at We will respond only to complete applications. No phone calls please.

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.