Career Programs

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2023 – 2024 Apprentices

Program Mission

We are committed to training the next generation of creative, passionate arts professionals by building pathways to careers in the arts for candidates underrepresented in the field of arts administration.

Learn more about City Center’s history, mission, and programs here.

Apprentices Intro

Administrative Apprenticeships

Whether you are an early-career arts professional or beginning a career change, you can build your knowledge and experience in arts administration with an apprenticeship at City Center.

Receive on-the-job training and learn about the daily operations of a nonprofit performing arts center while working alongside experienced arts administrators.

Our nine-month program offers you plenty of hands-on learning opportunities in Dance Programming, Development, Education & Community Engagement, Finance, and Marketing & Design.

The program runs from September to May and includes paid training. Apprentices are paid $17 per hour for 24 hours a week. Our hours of operation are Monday to Friday from 10am to 6pm. Weekly schedules vary by department. Need-based scholarships are available.

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Creative Apprenticeships

Immerse yourself in the fast-paced production process of our Encores! musical theater series and work alongside renowned artists and professionals through City Center’s creative apprenticeship program.

Fellowships Intro

Ann Reinking Encores! Choreography Fellowship

The Ann Reinking Encores! Choreography Fellowship honors the celebrated choreographer, teacher, and mentor by supporting a unique dance professional every year. This season-long position offers the Fellow the opportunity to develop their choreographic and teaching careers at New York City Center. The Ann Reinking Encores! Choreography Fellowship will specifically support career pathways for women, non-binary artists, and artists of color underrepresented in the field, offering access to City Center’s musical theater season as well as the Education & Community Engagement Department and its programming.

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HS Externships Intro

High School Externships

The New York City Center Externship Program introduces students and young adults (14–18) to the many career options available to them in the arts; focusing on creative, technical & design, and administrative arts jobs. While high school internships programs are a wonderful way to develop experience and skill building in specific departments, the externship’s exposure model acts as a bridge program for those who are interested in the arts and curious about the viable career paths they offer.

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