Careers

New York City Center is committed to hiring talented professionals of diverse backgrounds who are passionate about supporting our civic mission to make the best of performing arts accessible to all. We strive to create a nurturing and inclusive environment, equal for all employees to perform their best every day. We are exposed to work both on and off the stage that fuels a collective love of dance, theater, education and life that ultimately unites us all.

Administrative employees of City Center receive a benefit package that includes comprehensive insurance coverage, generous paid time off, pension plan and 401K retirement savings accounts, pre-tax flexible & dependent care savings accounts, pre-tax transit savings, discounted gym membership, and access to various dress rehearsals, performances, and educational events.

If you are interested in joining our administrative team and don’t see an open position below that is right for you, please feel free to share your interest with our Director of Human Resources, Meghan McCourt. MMcCourt@NYCityCenter.org

 

Building Manager

New York City Center is hiring a Building Manager responsible for the daily maintenance of the physical plant, security of property and personnel, fire prevention, and emergency action plans. The Building Manager will support the management of repair and construction projects, serve as the energy liaison officer for City Agencies, and complete administrative work involving scheduling, payroll processing, and invoice reconciliation. The Building Manager is expected to serve as an ambassador for all employees, tenants, and visitors of City Center.

This position will primarily work a weekly schedule of Monday – Friday from 8am-4pm with periodic adjustments made as the work requires resulting in some evening and weekend hours. Open availability is required.

Responsibilities will include:

Maintenance of Physical Plant, including Mechanical and Electrical Systems

  • Evaluate systems and general building conditions daily and recommend upgrades and alterations.
  • Develop and maintain preventive maintenance program and asset logs for all equipment. Monitor repair schedules and timelines. 
  • Schedule, train and oversee building engineers. Process weekly payroll and keep accurate records of attendance for engineers.
  • Develop and maintain work order program for maintenance and repair requests from staff and tenants.
  • Oversee maintenance of fire alarm system, electronic security systems, and other life safety systems
  • Collaborative effectively with the Operations Department by providing proper support for cleaning calls, maintenance of equipment, and cleaning best practices

Security

  • Schedule, train and direct contract security staff and maintain a positive relationship with the contracted vendor
  • Monitor scheduling and process weekly payroll for building and event related hours to ensure accuracy and effective cost management
  • Enforcement of security post orders
  • Full understanding of fire alarm panel and sprinkler systems and oversight of service vendors
  • Maintain key and access control systems
  • Assure staff of proper handling of all package and messenger deliveries

Energy Management

  • Energy Liaison Officer for City agencies
  • Oversee facility energy management, billing, cost analysis
  • Attend City agency provided trainings and meetings as assigned

Budget Tracking and Invoicing

  • Assist Sr. Director of Facilities in monthly operational budget tracking
  • Invoice processing to include PO generation and invoice processing for approvals

Qualified Applicants will possess:

  • Open scheduling availability
  • 5+ years of experience in a similar role within a Performing Arts, Theatrical or Multi-Use Venue
  • English language fluency
  • Expertise in building control systems, to include BMS, Fire Panel & Life Safety, CMMS, Access Controls and CCTV systems
  • Proficient knowledge of NYC Building and Fire Codes, HAZMAT and OSHA regulations
  • Working knowledge of HVAC, fire alarm systems, electrical, and plumbing
  • Ability to write schedules, manage budgets, and make decisions that proactively control expenses
  • Ability to approach work with a spirit of congeniality, collaboration, and cooperation
  • Experience managing projects, troubleshooting repairs, and overseeing vendors
  • Experience working in a mixed environment of both Union and Non-Union employees
  • Experience working with NYC agencies and maintaining effective relationships with representatives
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Computer proficiency (Microsoft Office)

Toapply:

  • Email your resume and cover letter to Jobs@NYCityCenter.org. Please include Building Manager in the subject line. We prefer personalized cover letters so please tell us why this position at City Center interests you and how your previous experience enables you to be successful in this role.

City Center is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Applicants from populations underrepresented in performing arts administration are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, familial status, sexual orientation, national origin, ability, age, or veteran status. This is an Exempt position according to the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Controller

New York City Center is seeking a skilled Controller who possesses a solid track record of experience in non-profit finance operations. The Controller ensures that the established financial systems, policies, and procedures of City Center support timely and accurate financial reporting, data analysis, account reconciliation, payroll processing and annual audit compliance. This integral position is responsible for most day-to-day financial and accounting functions for City Center, an organization with a $29M annual budget. The Controller oversees payroll and accounts payable with a two-person support team, and partners with the Vice President & CFO to prepare reports for the Board and various board committees.  This position works closely with departmental management and leads the organization in adhering to generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) while proactively ensuring that the Finance Department supports City Center’s ongoing mission and overall operations. 

Job Responsibilities Include:

Finance and Accounting

  • Ensure the day-to-day accuracy of all finance functions: accounts payable, cash receipts and disbursements, invoicing/billing, payroll, fixed asset records, general accounting journal entries, banking operations, wire transfers, and statistical data collection and reporting.
  • Oversee the chart of accounts, trial balance, general ledger, and financial reporting systems, ensuring compliance with appropriate GAAP standards and not-for-profit regulatory requirements.
  • In collaboration with the CFO, refine, monitor, and enforce policies and procedures to lead effective and efficient internal controls, reliable financial information and accounting for income and expenditures.
  • Prepare financial statements and supporting schedules.
  • Supervise and coordinate all activities and preparations for annual audit both internally and with external auditors to ensure accurate and timely completion of audited financial statements and 990 tax returns. 
  • Supervise and coordinate ancillary institutional audits, such as worker’s compensation, general liability insurance, union-related compliance audits, etc.
  • In collaboration with the CFO, consistently analyze financial data and present financial reports in an accurate and timely manner; compare actual results to budget to identify, explain, and correct variances; clearly communicate monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements.
  • Manage organizational cash flow forecasting and keep CFO apprised of on-going status.
  • Track the performance of invested assets in keeping with policies and institutional investment guidelines; function as day-to-day liaison with investment managers executing asset transfers, re-allocations and portfolio management.
  • Working with VP & CFO, assist in the annual benefit bid process with insurance brokers and be main point of contact for pension plan administration with Cultural Institution Retirement System (CIRS).
  • Perform month-end and year-end reconciliations and closing processes.
  • Post weekly payroll entries, including full-time administrative staff, part-time and seasonal employees, and collectively bargained workers across various unions.
  • Oversee the filing of annual reports required by various city, state, and federal government agencies.
  • Oversee settlement process with outside theatrical rental events, as well as internally produced programming.

Department Management

  • Supervise, train and direct Finance Department staff; assigning duties, delegating responsibilities, and examining work for accuracy, thoroughness and conformance to policies and procedures.
  • Leverage strengths of the current finance team members by ensuring staff understands responsibilities, develop and implement training programs to advance individual professional development, and ensure Finance Department activities align with and support organizational goals and objectives.
  • Partner with the CFO in strengthening internal communications concerning financial operations with staff at all levels throughout the organization; create and promote a positive and supportive work environment in service of institutional mission and objectives.

Qualified Applicants Possess:

  • Background in non-profit finance operations; experience in the arts preferred.
  • 7+ years of related experience in a similar role including the management of a team.
  • Ability to effectively lead a team and delegate responsibilities in a collaborative, collegial manner.
  • High proficiency with Excel, and knowledge of accounting software systems.
  • Knowledge of the requirements associated with non-profit fund accounting and audit compliance.
  • Knowledge of GAAP.
  • Ability to teach others financial processes and systems.
  • Possess meticulous attention to detail and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to uphold department and organization standards while fulfilling requests in a timely manner.
  • Ability to multi-task and stay on an even keel in fast-paced theater environment.
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure and communicate effectively and efficiently.
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or business preferred, although not required.

To apply:

  • Email your resume as a pdf to Jobs@NYCityCenter.org and label email with Controller in the subject line. In the body of the email, please be sure that your cover letter addresses the following:
      • Why working at City Center in this position appeals to you.
      • How your previous experience makes you the best candidate for this job.

City Center is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Applicants from populations underrepresented in performing arts administration are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, familial status, sexual orientation, national origin, ability, age, or veteran status. This is an Exempt position according to the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Editorial Content Manager

New York City Center is seeking a skilled Editorial Content Manager who possesses a solid track record of championing an institutional brand’s voice through compelling content. The Editorial Content Manager generates and executes marketing ideas that find connections between the works on stage and City Center’s distinct audiences.  This Manager is responsible for end-to-end delivery of motivating marketing and development content and copy. The Manager will possess and convey insights and a strategic understanding of musical theater and dance that effectively translates to an audience-forward style that engages new and existing audiences/donors to City Center.  The position will report to the VP, Marketing & Communications.

Job Responsibilities Include:

  • Generate compelling content that reinforces the singularity of the City Center brand through clear, motivating language that imbues a small number of words with a great amount of impact  
  • Collaborate with peers to develop content and copy for all marketing channels including print (brochures, mail pieces), emails, newsletters, social media, video, web pages, etc.  
  • Rigorously research artists and musical theater and dance performances to inform others in the institution and to ultimately craft convincing narratives  
  • Diligent copyediting  
  • Resource for copy creation and copy editing for Development including membership appeals, campaigns, executive communications, etc.  
  • Research, develop, commission, and edit monthlyPlaybill editorial books, including assigning writers, scheduling interviews, collecting photos, liaising with Production Artist on layout, and securing final approvals   
  • Work with team members to find ways to reuse and leverage content across various channels   
  • An open and responsive attitude to email metrics that drives better creative based on understanding motivations and behaviors of different target segments    
  • Work in collaboration with Digital Marketing Manager and Website Manager to ensure all web copy is compelling and up to date   
  • Work in collaboration with Production Artist/Designer to locate and license images for all publications and webpages  
  • Actively contribute and create original written content for City Center’s blog and assist Digital Marketing Manager with content for social media channels  
  • Assist the Director of Communications by copy editing press releases and other editorial/advertorial material (i.e. Playbill), assist with press events and distribution of press tickets  
  • Regularly attend City Center events and performances   

Qualified Applicants Must Possess:

  • 6+ years of written content creation and editorial writing
  • Bachelor’s degree and/or additional professional development related to the field 
  • Cultural institution and/or performing arts background 
  • Previous experience developing and/or contributing to articulating a brand voice
  • Adaptability and versatility to write in different styles and for a variety of audiences 
  • A masterful command of English, with a crisp active voice writing  
  • Ability to identify new ideas and take them from start to finish 
  • Expert copyediting skills
  • Ability to think creatively and collaborate effectively  
  • Ability to uphold brand standards while fulfilling requests in a timely manner 
  • Ability to handle numerous projects in a fast-paced environment 
  • Ability to meet deadlines and remain within specified budget 
  • Ability to absorb and apply constructive criticism  

To apply:

  • Email your resume as a pdf to Jobs@NYCityCenter.org and label email with Editorial Content in the subject line. While demonstrating your proficiency as a writer, please be sure that your cover letter addresses the following:
         • Why working at City Center in this position appeals to you.
         • How your previous experience makes you the best candidate for this job.
     

 

City Center is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Applicants from populations underrepresented in performing arts administration are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, familial status, sexual orientation, national origin, ability, age, or veteran status. This is a  
Non-Exempt position according to the Fair Labor Standards Act.

New York City Center Teaching Artists: Encores! - Directors, Music Directors, Choreographers

New York City Center seeks energetic, passionate musical theater teaching artists to join our existing team. Ideal candidates will have extensive arts education teaching experience in NYC schools, demonstrate mastery in musical theater, and work well in a collaborative teaching team.

Part-Time Teaching Artists’ (TAs) job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Facilitate Encores! In Schools Residencies and participate in Professional Development Sessions
    • In School Workshops and Residencies range from 2-10 sessions.
    • Professional Development Sessions take place at City Center annually 
  • Participate in annual Encores! curriculum development day, and work with City Center staff to develop season goals, themes, and curriculum
  • Partner with teachers and other TAs to plan and develop lessons
  • Participate in planning meetings, as needed
  • Serve as a representative of City Center in NYC schools

Job Requirements

  • Expertise in musical theater as a director, choreographer, or musical director
  • Minimum of three years teaching experience
  • 2+ years of experience in NYC public schools
  • Experience developing curriculum
  • A flexible weekday schedule between 8:00am-3:00pm
  • Ability to take ownership of assigned work and accountability for positive outcomes

Additional Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Strong collaborative skills
  • A passion for arts-education
  • Multi-lingual, a plus

Position Available: This is a part-time, contracted position. Work is offered on a needs basis, determined by school registration and availability.

Compensation: Wage varies based on work performed

How to Apply

Interested Applicants should send a brief cover letter, a resume highlighting education experience, and a musical theater lesson plan in PDF format to jobs@nycitycenter.org. Please include “Teaching Artist” in the subject line. 

The mission of City Center Education is to ignite an appreciation of the performing arts, cultivate the creative mind and create a culture of inquiry and exploration. Committed to drawing inspiration from works on the mainstage, City Center Education strives to provide innovative, accessible arts education to schools and communities across New York City.

New York City Center Encores! (Artistic Director Jack Viertel and Music Director Rob Berman), celebrates the rarely heard works of America’s most important composers and lyricists. Conceived in 1994 as concert performances, Encores! gives three glorious scores the chance to be heard as their creators originally intended.

City Center is an equal employment opportunity employer and is committed to providing a work environment that is free of discrimination and harassment (including sexual harassment) based upon any protected characteristic. City Center does not discriminate for reasons of race, color, creed, religion, age, marital status, membership in a domestic partnership, veterans or uniform service member status, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, ethnic or national origin, mental or physical disability, genetic information, medical condition, history of domestic violence or assault, caregiver status, or any other protected characteristic under applicable federal, state and local laws. City Center ensures equal and fair treatment of any employee or applicant with known mental or physical disabilities.