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

 

Editorial Content Manager

New York City Center is seeking a skilled Editorial Content Manager who possesses a solid track record of championing an institutional brand’s voice through compelling content. The Editorial Content Manager generates and executes marketing ideas that find connections between the works on stage and City Center’s distinct audiences.  This Manager is responsible for end-to-end delivery of motivating marketing and development content and copy. The Manager will possess and convey insights and a strategic understanding of musical theater and dance that effectively translates to an audience-forward style that engages new and existing audiences/donors to City Center.  The position will report to the VP, Marketing & Communications.

Job Responsibilities Include:

  • Generate compelling content that reinforces the singularity of the City Center brand through clear, motivating language that imbues a small number of words with a great amount of impact  
  • Collaborate with peers to develop content and copy for all marketing channels including print (brochures, mail pieces), emails, newsletters, social media, video, web pages, etc.  
  • Rigorously research artists and musical theater and dance performances to inform others in the institution and to ultimately craft convincing narratives  
  • Diligent copyediting  
  • Resource for copy creation and copy editing for Development including membership appeals, campaigns, executive communications, etc.  
  • Research, develop, commission, and edit monthlyPlaybill editorial books, including assigning writers, scheduling interviews, collecting photos, liaising with Production Artist on layout, and securing final approvals   
  • Work with team members to find ways to reuse and leverage content across various channels   
  • An open and responsive attitude to email metrics that drives better creative based on understanding motivations and behaviors of different target segments    
  • Work in collaboration with Digital Marketing Manager and Website Manager to ensure all web copy is compelling and up to date   
  • Work in collaboration with Production Artist/Designer to locate and license images for all publications and webpages  
  • Actively contribute and create original written content for City Center’s blog and assist Digital Marketing Manager with content for social media channels  
  • Assist the Director of Communications by copy editing press releases and other editorial/advertorial material (i.e. Playbill), assist with press events and distribution of press tickets  
  • Regularly attend City Center events and performances   

Qualified Applicants Must Possess:

  • 6+ years of written content creation and editorial writing
  • Bachelor’s degree and/or additional professional development related to the field 
  • Cultural institution and/or performing arts background 
  • Previous experience developing and/or contributing to articulating a brand voice
  • Adaptability and versatility to write in different styles and for a variety of audiences 
  • A masterful command of English, with a crisp active voice writing  
  • Ability to identify new ideas and take them from start to finish 
  • Expert copyediting skills
  • Ability to think creatively and collaborate effectively  
  • Ability to uphold brand standards while fulfilling requests in a timely manner 
  • Ability to handle numerous projects in a fast-paced environment 
  • Ability to meet deadlines and remain within specified budget 
  • Ability to absorb and apply constructive criticism  

To apply:

  • Email your resume as a pdf to Jobs@NYCityCenter.org and label email with Editorial Content in the subject line. While demonstrating your proficiency as a writer, 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 a  
Non-Exempt position according to the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Marketing Assistant

 

New York City Center is hiring a Marketing Assistant that supports every facet of the department operations. This position has a strong administrative focus while also contributing to ideation and design of marketing campaigns and materials. The Marketing Assistant is expected to professionally represent City Center through a knowledgeable understanding and enthusiasm for all our programming.

Responsibilities will include: 

  • Assist with the design, deployment, and tracking of City Center emails with an eye to continuous improvement through testing
  • Assist with the ideation and execution of City Center’s social media accounts, including researching content, creating posts, community management, and reporting
  • Participate in marketing brainstorming sessions and the development and execution of marketing plans
  • Analyze web traffic reports and identify contributing success factors of digital campaigns
  • Coordinate the outreach and cultivation of group sales prospects and clients
  • Support student ticket initiatives including the Access City Center Club
  • Research and evaluate new tools and advertising opportunities
  • Clerical work and errands including distribution of press tickets
  • Track department and production marketing budgets and process departmental invoices
  • Track email revenue and identify customer segments for email strategy and track results
  • Update internal signage (box office/lobby screens)
  • Evaluate and assign third party vendor allocations (TodayTix, Goldstar, TDF)
  • Cultivate institutional and show specific audience development
  • Serve as departmental liaison with rental organizations for digital and print assets
  • Maintain tracking documents to analyze long term campaigns and ticket sales
  • Assist with website updates
  • Work collaboratively with other departments to create and deploy surveys through Survey Monkey
  • Regularly attend City Center events and performances 

Highly qualified applicants will possess:

  • 1+ years of marketing experience (apprenticeships included)
  • Bachelor’s degree and/or additional professional development related to the field 
  • Performing arts background and/or a strong interest in our programming
  • Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability to learn Adobe Creative Suite, Tessitura (ticketing software), and Google Analytics 
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize, and be flexible in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment
  • Ability to take initiative and work both independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to think creatively and collaborate effectively  
  • Ability to uphold brand standards while fulfilling requests in a timely manner 

To apply:

Email your resume and cover letter to Jobs@NYCityCenter.org. Please include Marketing Assistant 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.

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.

Creative and Administrative Apprenticeships

New York City Center’s Apprenticeship program trains the next generation of creative, passionate arts professionals and builds pathways to careers in the arts for candidates from underrepresented communities. Our Administrative Apprenticeships run from September to May, with postings in our Education, Development, Marketing & Communications, and Programming departments. Creative Apprenticeships are available in Choreography or Directing, Costume Design, Lighting Design, Music Direction, Scene Design, and Sound Design on select Encores! and Encores! Off-Center shows. All Apprentices are compensated at $15/hour.

Learn more about the program and find out which Apprenticeships we’re currently hiring for by clicking here. https://www.nycitycenter.org/education/college-apprenticeships/

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.