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

 

Director of Facilities and Capital Planning

The Director of Facilities and Capital Planning is responsible for the oversight and execution of capital improvements and repairs, including budgeting, project management, design, and construction throughout New York City Center’s theaters, rehearsal studios, and office tower. This Director is tasked with overseeing operations of the physical plant and integration of plant needs and operations with institutional goals and city requirements. The Director of Facilities and Capital Planning is expected to lead a team in upholding excellent standards of safety, professionalism, and efficiency all while providing a functional and pleasant facility for staff, guests, and tenants.

Main responsibilities will include:  

Capital Planning

  • Develop and manage expense budgets for Capital Projects
  • Determine and plan for future facility requirements. Work with COO to develop long-range master planning
  • Responsible for all phases in the planning and execution of capital projects for Landmark building, including scope determination, supervising architectural design and acting as owner’s rep for construction
  • Work with Development Dept on funding identification and proposal writing
  • Develop and maintain city funding for capital improvements
  • Represent City Center in all city discussions related to City Center’s capital projects, budget control and pass-through contracts
  • Accomplish new construction, repairs, alterations and renovations
  • Coordinate smooth operation of the entire facility during construction
  • Develop excellent relationships with city agencies, city resident engineers, construction managers, and contractors

Physical Plant & Security

  • Responsible for daily operations of physical plant with staff including building manager, operating engineers, and contract guards
  • Develop and manage annual operating budget of expense and revenue for NYCC Facilities Department
  • Develop and implement a maintenance plan of all systems
  • Conduct preventative maintenance of mechanical equipment and infrastructure
  • Responsible for maintaining a secure and safe environment for staff, performers and the public
  • Operate and maintain all mechanical and life safety systems, including HVAC, security access control and fire alarm
  • Maintain building at an aesthetic level which promotes City Center’s mission and in a physical condition to preserve assets and to satisfy requirements of license agreement with NYC Dept of Cultural Affairs
  • Function as primary liaison with all vendors and service providers who maintain and repair NYCC facilities and mechanical systems
  • Maximize cost-effectiveness and revenue potential of facilities
  • Work closely with theater operations and studio rental departments and union stagehands for daily operations, and to identify and implement capital improvements for backstage and performance needs
  • Manage office space rentals to outside organizations, function as primary liaison between renters and NYCC, resolve any issues and ensure lease compliance

Qualified Applicants will possess:

  • 10+ Years of Facilities Management experience; preferably in an arts or cultural institution
  • A degree in facilities management, mechanical engineering, civil engineering, architecture or equivalent related managerial experience
  • Experience managing $1M+ capital projects
  • Experience submitting project requests and managing funding from NYC DCLA
  • Expertise in HVAC, fire alarm systems, electrical, and plumbing
  • Strong project management skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to create, evaluate, and manage budgets
  • Ability to lead a team and manage employees effectively
  • Ability to approach work with a spirit of congeniality, collaboration and cooperation

To apply:

  • Email your resume and cover letter to Jobs@NYCityCenter.org label the subject line with Director of Facilities & Capital Planning. Please include your salary requirements and explain why you are the best candidate for this position and why working at City Center interests you. Applications without this information will not be considered.

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.

Encores! Teaching Artist- Directors, Choreographers, and Musical Directors

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. Materials should be received no later than Friday, November 9.

Auditions will be held during the week of December 10th and attendance is required to be considered for a position. More information will be provided during initial interviews.

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.