Apprenticeships

New York City Center is committed to training the next generation of creative, passionate arts professionals and to building pathways to careers in the arts for candidates from underrepresented communities. Each year, we offer an Administrative Apprenticeship Program for early-career individuals to apprentice in our Education, Development, Marketing and Programming departments. In conjunction with the 2018 Encores! Off-Center season, City Center launched a new Creative Apprenticeship Program for early-career individuals to apprentice in Costume, Lighting, Scenic, and Sound Design.

Aiming to reflect the diversity of New York City, we encourage applicants with a unique perspective inclusive of race, color, religion, familial status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, and intellectual and physical ability to apply.

Through these programs, Apprentices will:

      • Work directly with a mentor in their area of focus.
      • Meet with City Center staff and artists.
      • Participate in a paid training.
      • Receive professional development workshops.
      • Observe rehearsals and performances, when possible.
      • Deliver a final presentation to City Center staff.

NEW YORK CITY CENTER
FALL ADMINISTRATIVE APPRENTICESHIPS

City Center is currently searching for a creative, passionate, early-career individual to apprentice in our Communications Department. Committed to building pathways to careers in the arts and aiming to reflect the diversity of New York City, we encourage applicants with a unique perspective inclusive of race, color, religion, familial status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, and intellectual and physical ability to apply.


Program Details
Through this program, apprentices will:

  • Work directly with a mentor.
  • Meet with City Center staff and artists.
  • Participate in professional development workshops.
  • Collaborate with other apprentices at City Center.

Dates
September through December, including a paid training week. Apprentices work 20 hours per week. Specific start/end dates vary.

Compensation
Apprentices are compensated $15/hour for 20 hours, totaling $300 per week

Job Descriptions

Communications: The Communications Apprentice will have the opportunity to assist in launching the publicity campaign for New York City Center's landmark 75th Anniversary Season, including the 15th Fall for Dance Festival, Balanchine: The City Center Years, and Annual Gala Presentation. The Communications Apprentice will play an integral role in executing the communications strategy with daily responsibilities ranging from drafting press releases and fielding press requests to supervising photographers at performances/events and cataloguing press hits. Applicants should be outgoing, self-starters with excellent communication and writing skills, attention to detail, and an interest in theater and dance. Basic MS Office experience required. Please include a recent sample of writing with your application.

Marketing & Communications: The Marketing Apprentice will have a unique opportunity to assist with the planning of City Center’s 75th Anniversary, and with this summer’s Encores! Off-Center productions of Songs for a New World, Gone Missing, and Don’t Bother Me, I Can’t Cope. The Marketing Apprentice will play an instrumental role in the planning and execution of the department’s initiatives and assist with student outreach, audience development, group sales, basic data entry and communication, and focus on executing City Center’s social media and digital marketing campaigns.  Applicants should be self-starters, with excellent communication skills, a good sense of humor and have a strong interest in theater and dance. Experience with graphic design programs (Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop) preferred but not required. 

Programming (Dance): The Programming Apprentice will assist the Manager of Dance Programs with the implementation of City Center’s fall dance season, including the 15th annual Fall for Dance Festival. This will include assistance in maintaining artistic planning materials, updating and organizing programming documents, and delivering on various aspects of New York City Center dance projects. Additionally, the apprentice will provide research support to the Programming team and assist with artist services. This semester, the Programming Apprentice will have the unique opportunity to assist the Programming department with City Center’s 75th Anniversary Season.

Equal Opportunity Employer
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.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 8 @ 11:59PM