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 Individual Giving

Job Classification: Exempt and Full-Time

Manages: Individual Giving Department (4 Full-Time staff members)

Reports To: Vice President of Development

Scheduling: Mon-Fri, 10-6pm w/ some evening and weekends required for performances. This position primarily works from the administrative office.

Job Overview: The Director of Individual Giving is a senior member of City Center’s development team and is responsible for all facets of the Individual Giving program, inclusive of membership and all annual gifts. At this unique moment, the Director of Individual Giving will work closely with the Vice President of Development and Individual Giving team to re-envision the Individual Giving program in preparation for the post-pandemic theater reopening in Fall 2021. The Director is expected to demonstrate a passion for fundraising while upholding City Center’s mission; and our commitment to be an anti-racist organization.

Job Responsibilities

  • Direct all facets of annual giving including strategy, solicitation, benefit fulfillment, administration, reporting and long-term relationship management for individual members and donors.
  • Work closely with Vice President of Development to create a comprehensive annual fundraising plan each season inclusive of short and long-term strategies for annual donor renewals and acquisitions (year-end appeal and other solicitations throughout the year).
  • Oversee the Individual Giving team in managing their portfolio of donors who make up our Friends of City Center members ($100 - $2,499), President’s Council ($2,500 - $10,000), Fall for Dance Patrons Committee ($2,500 - $10,000), Dance Council ($10,000+), Chairman’s Council, ($15,000+), and Major Donors.
  • Effectively manage a personal portfolio of donors and prospects and work closely with the VP of Development and Individual Giving team to strategically steward donors to higher giving tiers.
  • Collaborate with VP of Marketing to coordinate communication strategies and develop and execute a comprehensive approach to donor conversion efforts among subscribers and single ticket buyers.
  • Liaise with the Education Department to find ways of incorporating educational programming into annual donor cultivation efforts.
  • Work closely with Database Coordinator and Research Assistant to implement data mining and analysis initiatives.
  • Conceive and execute cultivation events surrounding City Center’s Mainstage programming in partnership with artistic staff and Director of Special Events.
  • Coordinate donor invitations to ancillary events such as the Studio 5 series, dance tech, private studio rehearsals, Choreography Fellow showings, cultivation lunches, and other cultivation events.
  • Be responsible for achieving the annual giving revenue target each year and managing annual budgeting and reforecasting for Individual Giving area.
  • Provide input into the management of donor patron services and house seat ticketing requirements for both self-produced and externally produced events, rehearsals, and seasons held at City Center.
  • Oversee all communication materials required to support the Individual Giving program.
  • Take part in regular prospect management meetings to discuss strategy and action plans with regard to prospects and current donors.

This Role Requires:

  • 8+ years of fundraising experience at a performing arts or comparable institution
  • Previous experience in the areas of individual giving and/or membership
  • Scheduling flexibility to attend performances and events on nights, weekends, and holidays

To be successful in this role, you will be expected to demonstrate:

  • Proficiency with various software programs including: MS Office Suite and Tessitura or CRM equivalent
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
    • Ability to approach work with a spirit of collaboration and cooperation
    • Ability to communicate effectively and strategically
    • Ability to lead, manage, and mentor a team of fundraisers with multiple projects and priorities

As a valued member of the City Center administrative team, you will receive:  

  • Exempt Salary of $95,000+
  • Comprehensive insurance coverage (medical, dental, life, disability)  
  • Generous paid time off   
  • Pre-tax flexible & dependent care savings accounts  
  • Pre-tax transit savings   
  • Pension Plan with (CIG) Cultural Institutions Group (fully vested after 5 years)  
  • 401K retirement savings account  
  • Access to various dress rehearsals, performances, educational events, and professional development opportunities  

To apply:   

  • Email your resume and cover letter to Jobs@NYCityCenter.org.  
  • Please include Director of Individual Giving in the subject line.  
  • In the cover letter, please include why this position at City Center interests you and how your previous experience enables you to be successful in this role.   

Director of Information Technology

Job Classification: Exempt & Full-Time
(This position will work remotely until our administrative office reopens, at which time in-person work will resume.)
Reports To: Vice-President of IT

POSITION SUMMARY
The Director of Information Technology is responsible for implementation, maintenance, and stewardship of New York City Center’s Information Technology infrastructure. This leader monitors core on-premise and cloud-based applications daily to ensure smooth/secure operations. They will work with the VP of Information Technology and other key stakeholders to identify and implement new functionality that meets the dynamic needs of City Center and its constituencies. This leader is expected to represent City Center knowledgeably and professionally in all interactions while upholding the mission of the organization and our commitment to anti-racism.
 
JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Maintains and creates Windows servers as standalone machines or Virtual Machines in VMware environment
  • Manages and updates on-premise VMware hardware/software infrastructure and SAN  storage environment
  • Manages and maintains Microsoft Active Directory, remote access systems via RDP and VPN and Office 365 technologies and applications including Teams, Sharepoint and OneDrive
  • Manages and maintains back-up and recovery systems using VEEAM system software
  • Manages and maintains Meraki wireless WIFI infrastructure
  • Manages and maintains on-premise firewalls and various security systems to protect device end points, departmental data and user applications
  • Assists VP of Information Technology with the support and maintenance of the Tessitura SQL based CRM system and associated applications.
  • Oversees and assists Network/Help Desk Administrator with daily support of end users that have various levels of technical skill and comfort.

To be successful in this role, you will be expected to demonstrate:

  • Extensive experience managing on-premise or Cloud Window server/VMware environments as well as Local Area Networks utilizing Cisco/Meraki or equivalent switching architectures
  • Expert knowledge of MS Exchange or MS Office 365, Teams, Sharepoint and OneDrive
  • Working knowledge of online box office systems and/or e-commerce
  • Experience working with Tessitura, Raiser’s Edge or similar CRM software                                                                                     
  • Technical abilities typically obtained through Microsoft & VMware Certifications:  MCSA, 365 Fundamentals, Azure Fundamentals, and VCTA certifications
  • Masterful troubleshooting skills for supporting end user functionality
  • An ability to work independently and collaboratively across many departments within the organization
  • An interest in supporting City Center’s mission and commitment to anti-racism

As a valued member of the City Center administrative team, you will receive:

  • Exempt salary commensurate with experience
  • Comprehensive insurance coverage (medical, dental, life, disability)
  • Generous paid time off 
  • Pre-tax flexible & dependent care savings accounts
  • Pre-tax transit savings 
  • Pension Plan with (CIG) Cultural Institutions Group (fully vested after 5 years)
  • 401K retirement savings account
  • Access to various dress rehearsals, performances, educational events, and professional development opportunities

To apply:  

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

Director of Production and Venue Operations

Job Classification: Exempt and Full-Time

Manages: Production and Venue Operations Departments

Reports To: VP, Chief Operating Officer

Scheduling: Varies based on production and performance schedule

Job Overview: The Director of Production & Venue Operations oversees all aspects of the technical elements, personnel, schedules, and logistics for all productions on the New York City Center Mainstage and Rehearsal Studios including back of house and front of house operations. This position is a strategic leader, problem solver and liaison between administrative, artistic, production, and FOH personnel. The Director is expected to demonstrate a passion for production work and theater operations while upholding City Center’s mission; and our commitment to be an anti-racist organization.

Job Responsibilities

  • Serve as a critical liaison between administrative, artistic, and building personnel in the preparation and execution of all mainstage programming, studio programming, and events.
  • Lead the production process for all programming and events in a thoughtful, calm, and collaborative manner.
  • Bring the creative vision to life for each production while ensuring budgets are adhered to and additional unexpected costs are minimized.
  • Foster a work environment that is supportive, collegial, respectful, and open to diverse perspectives and opinions.
  • Oversee the preparation and management of department budgets, labor estimates, and monthly reconciliation.
  • Identify needs and and participate in the hiring of freelance production personnel.
  • Supervise, manage, and assign the work of the Production & Venue Operations department managers in the preparation of all production calendars, schedules, staffing, and work assignments for all productions and performances.
  • Guide the department managers in the supervision, development, and training of the union stage hands, teamsters, ushers, house managers, wardrobe, hair/make-up, and other technical and Front of House workers.
  • Advise the VP & COO in union contract matters and participate in the negotiation of all theatrical union collective bargaining agreements.
  • In partnership with the VP & COO, collaborate on the annual budgeting process and reforecasting throughout each fiscal year.

This Role Requires:

  • 10+ years of technical experience in theater and/or dance
  • Extensive experience in production management and theater operations
  • Proficient understand of IATSE, USA, Teamsters, AGMA, TWU, and AEA collective bargaining agreements
  • F03 Fireguard Certification for Indoor Place of Public Assembly from the FDNY within 3 months of employment
  • Scheduling flexibility to work nights, weekends, and holidays during performances

To be successful in this role, you will be expected to demonstrate:

  • Strong leadership skills effective for a mixed environment of both union and non-union employees
  • Proficiency with various software programs including: MS Office Suite, Production and Venue Management Software, Payroll Software, Vectorworks, and Filemaker Pro
  • Ability to write schedules, manage budgets, and make decisions that proactively control expenses and ensure smooth operations
  • Ability to approach work with a spirit of collaboration and cooperation
  • Project management skills and the ability to oversee multiple projects and priorities simultaneously
  • Ability to lift 35 lbs. and stay on your feet most of the workday

As a valued member of the City Center administrative team, you will receive:  

  • Exempt Salary of $100,000+
  • Comprehensive insurance coverage (medical, dental, life, disability)  
  • Generous paid time off   
  • Pre-tax flexible & dependent care savings accounts  
  • Pre-tax transit savings   
  • Pension Plan with (CIG) Cultural Institutions Group (fully vested after 5 years)  
  • 401K retirement savings account  
  • Access to various dress rehearsals, performances, educational events, and professional development opportunities  

To apply:   

  • Email your resume and cover letter to Jobs@NYCityCenter.org.  
  • Please include Director of Production and Venue Management in the subject line.  
  • In the cover letter, please include why this position at City Center interests you and how your previous experience enables you to be successful in this role.    

 

 

Facilities Manager

Job Classification: Exempt & Full-time

Manages: Custodial Supervisor, Building Porters, & Contract Security

Reports To: Director of Facilities and Capital Planning

Scheduling: Mon-Fri, On-site, Day Shift w/ some evening and weekends required occasionally

Job Overview: The Facilities Manager is responsible for daily upkeep of the physical plant, security of property and personnel, fire prevention, and emergency action plans. The Facilities Manager will support the management of repair and construction projects as needed. Complete administrative work involving scheduling, payroll, and invoice reconciliation. The Manager is expected to serve as an ambassador for all employees, tenants, and visitors of City Center while upholding the mission of the organization and our commitment to anti-racism.

Job Responsibilities

Custodial maintenance, cleanliness & upkeep of entire facility

  • Daily supervision of Custodial Supervisors.
  • Evaluate general building conditions daily, work with Custodial Supervisor to ensure all office, Studio’s and Theater spaces are ready as needed. Recommend any upgrades to procedures or process as needed.
  • Work daily with the Custodial Supervisors for scheduling, processing of weekly payroll and keep accurate records of attendance for all union porters. Understand and make sure all union policies are correctly followed.
  • To assure proper training for porters regarding policies, cleaning, proper use of equipment and all safety work procedures.
  • Develop and maintain effective cleaning maintenance program, inventory & asset logs for all equipment. Monitor cleaning schedules and timelines. 
  • Work with the Director of Facilities to develop and maintain work order program for routine cleaning and regular maintenance or requests from staff and tenants.
  • Collaborative effectively with the Operations Department by providing proper support for cleaning calls, maintenance of equipment, and cleaning best practices

Security

  • Daily supervision of Contract Security Supervisor, FLSD, and general supervision of contracted vendor.
  • Work with Vendor regarding schedules, training, and direction of contract security staff to maintain a positive, professional level of service. Oversee maintenance of fire alarm system, electronic security systems, and other life safety systems.
  • 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 the staff of proper handling of all mail & package and messenger deliveries.

Project Management

  • Assist Director of Facilities in management of all minor and major construction projects.

Budget Tracking and Invoicing

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

This Role Requires:

  • 5+ years of experience in a similar role within a Performing Arts, Theatrical, or Multi-Use Venue
  • English language fluency and strong communication skills
  • Expertise in automated payroll systems, fire panel & life safety, CMMS, access controls and CCTV systems
  • Scheduling flexibility to work some nights and weekends during performances and events

To be successful in this role, you will be expected to demonstrate:

  • Excellent knowledge of cleaning procedures, floor care, cleaning supplies & paper products and experience in COVID-19 related cleaning procedures
  • Proficient knowledge of NYC building and fire codes, HAZMAT, and OSHA regulations
  • Working knowledge of HVAC, fire alarm systems, electrical, and plumbing
  • Computer skills and ability to perform basic functions of Microsoft Office
  • 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
  • Possess project management skills and the ability to oversee vendors
  • Possess management skills effective for a mixed environment of both union and non-union employees
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs. and stay on your feet most of the workday

As a valued member of the City Center administrative team, you will receive:  

  • Exempt Salary of $60,000+
  • Comprehensive insurance coverage (medical, dental, life, disability)  
  • Generous paid time off   
  • Pre-tax flexible & dependent care savings accounts  
  • Pre-tax transit savings   
  • Pension Plan with (CIG) Cultural Institutions Group (fully vested after 5 years)  
  • 401K retirement savings account  
  • Access to various dress rehearsals, performances, educational events, and professional development opportunities  

To apply:   

  • Email your resume and cover letter to Jobs@NYCityCenter.org.  
  • Please include Facilities Manager in the subject line.  
  • In the cover letter, please include why this position at City Center interests you and how your previous experience enables you to be successful in this role.   

 

 

General Manager

Job Classification: Exempt & Full-time

Manages: Assistant General Manager, Artist Services & Company Manager, Assistant Director of Music

Reports To: Vice President, Chief Operating Officer

Scheduling: Varies based off rehearsal and performance schedules. Evenings and weekends are regularly required.

Job Overview: The General Manager position leads theatrical administrative operations and is responsible for the contracting of all artists and creative teams involved with City Center mainstage and studio performances. The GM oversees the administrative aspects of mounting productions and is expected to proactively plan and execute the successful presentation of all programs while knowledgeably representing City Center in the performing arts community. The General Manager is also expected to demonstrate a passion for this work while upholding City Center’s mission, and our commitment to being an anti-racist organization.

Responsibilities 

  • Lead the advancement and execution of all musical theater and dance programming.
  • Perform all daily operations to mount a production and ensure its successful running. 
  • Develop in partnership with Artistic Directors, Producer of Musical Theater Producer, Dance Programming Department and the COO, a detailed budget, schedule, and design deadlines for each production.
  • Support the casting process working with Producer of Musical Theater, Casting Agents, Artistic Directors, Directors, and other necessary creative staff to schedule and facilitate all auditions.
  • Participate in closing artistic deals with licensing bodies and critical creative team members during the season planning process.
  • Oversee the coordination and execution of contractual and employment paperwork, company care and logistics, special events, and projects for each production.
  • Ensure that all deadlines, schedules, and budgets are being adhered to for each production. 
  • Work collaboratively with the Chief Operating Officer and VP of Programming to complete the budgeting and reforecasting processes for each production.
  • Monitor the script adaptation and score restoration process to ensure necessary deadlines are being met and appropriate resources are allocated.
  • Collaborate with the Music & Score Restoration Department for all budgeting, hiring, payroll, and rehearsal support.
  • Oversee the processing of all necessary paperwork, payroll, payments, contracts, claims, etc. 
  • Oversee Company Management operations as it relates to ticketing, billing, transportation, and housing. 
  • Maintain accurate historical records of contracts, agreements, and other important documents.
  • In partnership with Marketing & Communications, ensure the accurate artistic billing on marketing materials. Supervise and see to the success of any PR events, interviews, press days, etc.
  • Anticipate, manage, and proactively coordinate and communicate programming needs with internal administrative and production departments.
  • Establish effective communication for stakeholders, producers, staff, and creative teams on a production’s status and changes.

This Role Requires:

  • 10+ years of previous experience in general management in musical theater and dance
  • Extensive experience involving contract negotiations with high profile artists and their agents
  • Experience working with union members and business representatives, and managing the grievance and arbitration process
  • Scheduling flexibility to work nights and weekends during rehearsals and performances

To be successful in this role, you will be expected to demonstrate:

  • Excellent communication and organizational skills 
  • Understanding of practices used to create an anti-racist and inclusive work environment with equity and belonging prioritized for all cast members and creative teams
  • Strategic use of established industry connections  
  • Deep knowledge of industry relationships, nuance, and current trends 
  • Ability to uphold confidentiality and apply discretion as needed
  • Ability to keep track of multiple projects with a keen sense of accuracy and efficiency 
  • Possess a skill of handling interactions with various personality types  
  • Computer skills and ability to perform basic functions of Microsoft Office
  • Ability to approach work with a spirit of congeniality, collaboration, and cooperation

As a valued member of the City Center administrative team, you will receive:

  • Exempt Salary of $100,000+
  • Comprehensive insurance coverage (medical, dental, life, disability)
  • Generous paid time off
  • Pre-tax flexible & dependent care savings accounts
  • Pre-tax transit savings
  • Pension Plan with (CIG) Cultural Institutions Group (fully vested after 5 years)
  • 401K retirement savings account
  • Access to various dress rehearsals, performances, educational events, and professional development opportunities

To apply:

  • Email your resume and cover letter to Jobs@NYCityCenter.org.
  • Please include General Manager in the subject line.
  • In the cover letter, please include why this position at City Center interests you and how your previous experience enables you to be successful in this role.

Programming and Administration Assistant

Job Title: Programming and Administration Assistant

Job Classification: Non-Exempt & Full-time

Reports To: Vice President of Programming

Scheduling: Mon-Fri, 10-6pm w/ occasional evening and weekends required for performances and events. This position primarily works from the administrative office.

Job Overview: The Programming and Administration Assistant will provide administrative support for the Dance and Musical Theater programming, general management, and producing needs of the organization as well as administrative support to the VP of Programming and the VP & COO with all calendar, scheduling, travel and administrative tasks.
This Assistant must display excellent standards of discretion and confidentiality while supporting the mission of City Center and our commitment to being an anti-racist organization.

Job Responsibilities

  • Research, review, and collect, and organize information on dance companies, artists, and repertoire to support planning and prospects for dance and musical theater season programming.
  • Assist with administrative tasks that prepare and support the scope of work done by the VP of Programming and the VP & COO.
  • Execute strategic calendar management, answer designated phone lines, and process administrative invoices, expense reports, and expense records for the VPs.
  • Maintain musical theater script and show info database.
  • Support the organization and collection of bios, headshots, and press release details for productions.
  • Support the planning of pre-show meet and greet events prior to each production.
  • Proactively anticipate thoughtful correspondence and gifts for each production.
  • Coordinate programming information sharing with internal departments.
  • Maintain petty cash.
  • Support on all tasks related to house seats, travel booking, visas, and production coverage.
  • Provide meeting preparation, admin support, coverage, and additional tasks for the Executive Office.

This Role Requires:

  • 2+ years of previous experience in an administrative role, executive admin, or theatrical/dance company management
  • Knowledge of the professional dance community, through performing or administration
  • Proficient use of Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability to learn programs and follow established processes with minimal supervision
  • Intuitive understanding of applying discretion and confidentiality while assisting two Vice Presidents
  • Availability to provide occasional coverage at night and on the weekend for performances and events

To be successful in this role, you will be expected to demonstrate:

  • Interest in dance, musical theater, and performing arts administration
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively with a variety of stakeholders that interact with the VPs
  • Ability to keep track of multiple projects with a keen sense of accuracy and efficiency
  • Ability to work independently, move projects forward, and meet deadlines

As a valued member of the City Center administrative team, you will receive:

  • Non-exempt salary of $45,000
  • Overtime eligibility for weekly hours above 40+
  • Comprehensive insurance coverage (medical, dental, life, disability)
  • Generous paid time off
  • Pre-tax flexible & dependent care savings accounts
  • Pre-tax transit savings
  • Pension Plan with (CIG) Cultural Institutions Group (fully vested after 5 years)
  • 401K retirement savings account
  • Access to various dress rehearsals, performances, educational events, and professional development opportunities

To apply:

  • Email your resume and cover letter to Jobs@NYCityCenter.org.
  • Please include Programming Assistant in the subject line.
  • In the cover letter, please include why this position at City Center interests you and how your previous experience enables you to be successful in this role.

Social Media Associate

Job Classification: Non-Exempt & Full-time

Reports To: Communications and Editorial Content Director

Scheduling: Mon-Fri, 10-6pm w/ some evening and weekends required for performances. This position primarily works from the administrative office.

Job Overview: The Social Media Associate is an integral part of City Center’s Marketing Department who creates social media content that stops the scroll, pushes people to engage—all the while keeping an analytical eye on multiple campaigns across multiple platforms. This Associate has an eye for what makes an engaging video and a powerful visual, crafts copy that sings, and understands how data can inform a smart editorial calendar, as well as steer the media strategy for both organic and paid campaigns. The Social Media Associate is expected to support City Center’s mission and our commitment to be an anti-racist organization.

Job Responsibilities

  • Along with the Digital Marketing Manager, strategize and execute a content calendar that leverages the wide artistic community, best-in-class practices, and adopts a creative, testing approach to identify and evolve social media practices across our social platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and TikTok.
  • Curate and create compelling content (interviews, blog posts, video, takeovers, press, etc) related to our dance, musical theater, and education programs.
  • Keen editorial eye—knowing how to proof each post (from the copy to the design) to make sure there are no misspellings, missing tags or photo credits, etc.
  • Edit and resize video content for each social media platform.
  • Track and quantify success and lessons learned on follower growth and content engagement across all platforms and adjust day-to-day practices to incorporate learnings.
  • Stay current with technologies and trends in social media.
  • Provide best-in-class community management including checking messages, timely and accurate responses, tracking artists posts, and working overall to connect and grow our audience.
  • Identify creative ideas and strategies for online social engagement and content as appropriate to the respective social media channel (i.e., use of artists community, archival information, staff resources). 
  • Devise strategies to grow social media followers (especially Instagram) as well as grow engagement with existing followers.
  • Create, design, and implement compelling institutional social media content that extends beyond the shows and weaves together the many facets of New York City Center that advances the brand.

This Role Requires:

  • Three years or more experience supporting a brand’s social media feeds
  • High proficiency in content creation for Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok platforms
  • Keen artistic eye and skills for video editing, photography, and graphic design
  • Scheduling flexibility to work some nights and weekends during performances/events

To be successful in this role, you will be expected to demonstrate:

  • Experience with HTML and InDesign
  • Video capture and editing skills (i.e., Final Cut Pro or Adobe Premier)
  • An intellectual curiosity to identify, articulate, and connect content online
  • Ability to track and synthesize key social metrics
  • Ability to create and revise designs in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work independently, move projects forward, and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work collaboratively, actively participate in group ideation sessions, and contribute to overall department goals

As a valued member of the City Center administrative team, you will receive:  

  • Non-exempt salary of $45,000+
  • Overtime eligibility for weekly hours above 40+
  • Comprehensive insurance coverage (medical, dental, life, disability)  
  • Generous paid time off   
  • Pre-tax flexible & dependent care savings accounts  
  • Pre-tax transit savings   
  • Pension Plan with (CIG) Cultural Institutions Group (fully vested after 5 years)  
  • 401K retirement savings account  
  • Access to various dress rehearsals, performances, educational events, and professional development opportunities  

To apply:   

  • Email your resume and cover letter to Jobs@NYCityCenter.org.  
  • Please include Social Media Associate in the subject line.  
  • In the cover letter, please include why this position at City Center interests you and how your previous experience enables you to be successful in this role.   
  • Please include relevant work samples and/or access to your professional portfolio that demonstrates your ability to perform the required responsibilities.

Technical Director

Job Classification: Exempt and Full-Time

Manages: Production Department Team Members

Reports To: Director of Production and Venue Operations

Scheduling: Varies based on production and performance schedule

Job Overview: The Technical Director advises and supervises the construction, rental, and purchasing of all scenery, props, costumes, lighting, video, and sound technical equipment for Mainstage productions.  The Technical Director is responsible for the maintenance of all theatrical technical equipment and systems. The Director is expected to demonstrate a passion for technical production work while upholding City Center’s mission; and our commitment to be an anti-racist organization.

Job Responsibilities

  • Lead and direct the technical design, drafting, engineering, building, and scheduling of technical elements for all mainstage programs.
  • Prepare build drawings for in-house scenic construction and/or bid packages for scenic shops.
  • Evaluate costs and feasibility of designs and provide approval for final specifications.
  • Work with the Director of Production and Venue Operations to prepare cost estimates for all technical elements of mainstage programs.
  • Oversee the enforcement, compliance, and permits for all Fire, Health and Safety regulations for both venues and productions.
  • Maintain all technical drawings of space and equipment for venues and studios.
  • Budget and oversee the ongoing maintenance of all production building structures, facilities and equipment.
  • Ensure the continued functioning and maintenance of all lighting, sound, and video equipment and systems.
  • Advise and partner with the Director of Production & Venue Operations, Director of Facilities, and the VP & Chief Operating Officer on the identification and implementation of capital projects and purchases for venues and studios.
  • Edit video and sound content.
  • Prepare shop orders for all equipment rental needs.

This Role Requires:

  • 8+ years of technical experience in theater and/or dance with exposure to lighting, sound, and video production
  • Proficient ability to draft CAD drawings with Vectorworks
  • Strong understanding of IATSE, USA, and AEA collective bargaining agreements
  • Must currently possess or obtain the following FDNY certifications within 3 months of hire:
    • F03 Fireguard for Indoor Place of Public Assembly
    • C15 Certificate of Fitness Flame Retardant Treatment
    • E30 Special Effects (SPFX) Fire Safety
  • Scheduling flexibility to work nights, weekends, and holidays dictated by the production and performance schedule

 To be successful in this role, you will be expected to demonstrate:

  • Strong leadership skills effective for a mixed environment of both union and non-union employees
  • Proficiency with various software programs including: MS Office Suite, Production and Venue Management Software, and video editing in Adobe Premier
  • Ability to assign and delegate work effectively while making decisions that proactively control expenses and ensure smooth operations
  • Ability to approach work with a spirit of collaboration and cooperation
  • Project management skills and the ability to oversee multiple projects and priorities simultaneously
  • Ability to obtain the ESTA ETCP certification
  • Ability to lift 35 lbs. and stay on your feet most of the workday

As a valued member of the City Center administrative team, you will receive:  

  • Exempt Salary of $70,000+
  • Comprehensive insurance coverage (medical, dental, life, disability)  
  • Generous paid time off   
  • Pre-tax flexible & dependent care savings accounts  
  • Pre-tax transit savings   
  • Pension Plan with (CIG) Cultural Institutions Group (fully vested after 5 years)  
  • 401K retirement savings account  
  • Access to various dress rehearsals, performances, educational events, and professional development opportunities  

 To apply:   

  • Email your resume and cover letter to Jobs@NYCityCenter.org.  
  • Please include Technical Director in the subject line.  
  • In the cover letter, please include why this position at City Center interests you and how your previous experience enables you to be successful in this role.   

 

 

Vice President of Education and Community Engagement

Job Classification: Exempt & Full-Time (This position will work remotely until our administrative office reopens, at which time in-person work will resume.)
Reports To: President and CEO

Job Overview

The Vice President of Education and Community Engagement will provide vision, strategy, and leadership for education and community engagement programs in alignment with City Center's overall mission. The VP will lead the organization's education and community engagement initiatives to attract and inspire the broadest population of stakeholders, including students, teachers, parents, members of New York's communities, staff, board members, and funders. As a member of the senior leadership team, this role is expected to represent City Center’s voice in all communications and professional interactions in these areas while demonstrating a commitment to City Center’s anti-racism and DEI initiatives.

Responsibilities

  • Implement a vibrant vision for the education and community engagement program and enthusiastically partner with Artistic leadership to uphold a unified City Center brand.
  • Create an environment where: new initiatives are developed to support artists, students, parents, teachers, and community members; the creative process is explored with audiences of all ages; and programs are designed to be equitable.
  • Engage in strategic alliances with the New York City Department of Education, schools, and other institutional partners to strengthen City Center’s role as a leader in the field of education.
  • On an ongoing basis, evaluate and assess education and community engagement programs to ensure that City Center is regarded as a trailblazing leader in the field.
  • As an inspirational and creative leader, strategically manage and support the staff of the education team to maximize performance and outcomes.
  • Devise and implement strategies to strengthen relationships with key stakeholders in education and community engagement, including Board members, staff, audiences, program participants, and institutional partners.
  • Engage a broad network of peers, conduct relevant research on developments in the field, and pursue appropriate professional development opportunities to support City Center's role as an institutional leader.
  • Remain engaged in current practices in arts education, community engagement, and the performing arts with regular attendance at conferences and performances.
  • Collaborate with the development team to assist them with grant proposals, reports, grant compliance, and meetings with donors as well as developing funding ideas and opportunities to expand contributed revenue for education and community engagement programs.
  • As a member of the senior leadership team, actively contribute toward a collegial work environment, encourage inclusive collaboration in collective pursuit of City Center's mission and commitment to anti-racism.

This Role Requires:

  • 8+ years of experience designing and leading education and community engagement programs or other relevant experience
  • Experience guiding programmatic expansion
  • Wide and in-depth knowledge of the fields of arts education and community engagement preferably in the areas of dance and musical theater
  • Some night and weekend work hours as needed for programming initiatives
  • Ability to travel locally to schools and venues within the five boroughs of NYC

To be successful in this role, you will be expected to demonstrate:

  • Knowledge of cultural, educational, and community organizations
  • Knowledge of current trends and best practices in the areas of education and the arts
  • Knowledge of state and city learning standards
  • Knowledge of NYC public and private school systems
  • Excellent writing, editing, communication, and public speaking skills
  • Ability to Iead, inspire, mentor, and collaborate with various stakeholders
  • Ability to identify new ideas and take them from start to finish 
  • Ability to develop and manage budgets
  • Ability to handle numerous projects and meet all deadlines in a fast-paced environment 

As a valued member of the City Center administrative team, you will receive:  

  • Comprehensive insurance coverage (medical, dental, life, disability)  
  • Generous paid time off   
  • Pre-tax flexible & dependent care savings accounts  
  • Pre-tax transit savings   
  • Pension Plan with (CIG) Cultural Institutions Group (fully vested after 5 years)  
  • 401K retirement savings account  
  • Access to various dress rehearsals, performances, educational events, and professional development opportunities  

To apply:   

  • Email your resume and cover letter to Jobs@NYCityCenter.org.  
  • Please include VP of Education and Community Engagement in the subject line.  
  • In the cover letter, please include why this position at City Center interests you and how your previous experience enables you to be successful in this role.   

Creative and Administrative Apprenticeships

New York City Center is committed to training the next generation of creative, passionate arts professionals by building pathways to careers in the arts for candidates underrepresented in the fields of arts administration and production. All apprentices are compensated $15 per hour.

To learn more about the apprenticeship program and find out which apprenticeships we’re currently hiring for, please visit our Apprenticeships Page.

Send your questions to Education@NYCityCenter.org

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.