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

 

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.

Institutional Giving Manager

New York City Center is seeking a highly skilled writer and fundraising professional as our next Institutional Giving Manager. The Institutional Giving Manager will be a key member on the development team, highly involved in all aspects of institutional giving and responsible for managing institutional donor relationships with foundations, corporations and government agencies. This Manager is also the primary grant writer and delivers all institutional donor correspondence. The Manager is expected to professionally and knowledgeably represent City Center while interacting with representatives from foundations and key donors.

Job Responsibilities Include:

  • Act as primary grant writer for the Institutional Giving team, including the creation of all proposal, report and program description templates. 
  • In conjunction with the CFO, create all proposal and report budgets, including familiarity with key financial reports such as the Cultural Data Project.  
  • Actively identify and research new foundation and government funding opportunities to increase annual renewable revenue.   
  • Act as liaison for Programming and Education departments, promoting collaboration and open communication to ensure optimal execution of donor-funded programs, and to strategize new funding opportunities for new/existing programs. 
  • Attend and support overall development department activities, including special events and occasional evening and weekend performances.  
  • Cultivate and solicit selected funders.

Qualified Applicants Possess:

  • 2+ years of related experience in grant writing and institutional giving fundraising
  • Prolific grant writing expertise with superior editing skills
  • Flexible availability to accommodate attending evening and weekend performances and events
  • Knowledge of the performing arts philanthropic community
  • Knowledge of budget forecasting best practices
  • Knowledge of Tessitura or similar software
  • Excellent strategic thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to interact and collaborate with various personality types
  • Ability to uphold department and organization standards while fulfilling requests in a timely manner
  • Ability to handle multiple writing projects in a fast-paced and changing environment

To apply:

Email your resume to Jobs@NYCityCenter.org and label with Institutional Giving Manager in the subject line. In the body of the email, please include a letter that 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.

Membership Manager

New York City Center is seeking an organized, energetic, performing arts lover with at least three years of related development experience as our next Membership Manager. This manager is responsible for leading all facets of the Friends of City Center membership program. This position provides direction to the Membership Assistant and apprentices working within the Individual Giving portfolio. The Membership Manager is expected to uphold and model excellent standards of professionalism and demonstrate a passion for City Center in all interactions.

This position will primarily work in our administrative offices with a weekly schedule of Monday – Friday from 10am-6pm and is also be expected to attend events and performances in the evenings and on weekends as assigned.Responsibilities will include:  

Oversee the planning, implementation, and tracking of the Friends of City Center membership program (donations from $100 up to and including $2,499)

  • Provide direction and training to the Membership Assistant, and Development Assistant or occasional apprentices as required
  • Responsible for achieving the membership revenue target each year
  • Maintains appropriate administration systems to manage and track the membership program, including daily use of the organizational database (Tessitura) for fundraising purposes from individuals
  • Prepare all solicitation materials for the membership program, including but not limited to letters and emails for new and renewing members, benefits listings, and programming information required to support membership fundraising efforts
  • Maintain the annual individual campaigns calendar on a day-by-day basis
  • Manage the timely execution of all communication materials required to support the individual giving program, including but not limited to brochures, invitations, signage, website, newsletter, and WordFly email blasts
  • Manage the timely, accurate delivery of individual benefits to members, including but not limited to member benefit invitations, reservation booking, and ticket request fulfillment
  • Provide regular reports and updates as to the progress of membership campaigns
  • Responsible for accurate, efficient record keeping, including maintenance of individual donor files, both paper and electronic, and ensuring appropriate donor recognition
  • Supervise web content for individual giving
  • Oversee the timely acknowledgment of membership gifts and pledge payment receipts
  • Work closely with all members of the City Center staff to ensure seamless and optimum program implementation
  • Actively participate in the organization and attendance of all special events for members including but not limited to special member receptions, daytime and evening dress rehearsals, and pre-show and intermission staffing during City Center performances
  • Be proactive in suggesting ways to grow and improve the membership program at City Center

 Qualified Applicants will possess:

  • 3+ years of experience administering a membership program and/or working in a similar capacity within a Development Department (Bachelor’s degree may be substituted for one year of experience)
  • Cultural Institution and/or performing arts background
  • Knowledge of Tessitura or other ticketing software & Microsoft Office 365
  • Flexible availability to accommodate evening and weekend performances as scheduled
  • Possess a natural ability to provide hospitable customer service while leading the membership team
  • Possess an open demeanor and collaborative nature
  • Ability to form strong relationships with Friends of City Center members
  • Ability to uphold department standards while fulfilling requests in a timely manner
  • Ability to delegate, problem solve, and proactively address member needs
  • Ability to handle numerous projects in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure and meet deadlines consistently

Toapply:

  • Email your resume and cover letter to Jobs@NYCityCenter.org. Please include Membership 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 diversity, equity, 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.

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.