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.

Education Associate

New York City Center is seeking a highly organized, tech savvy individual who possesses a passion for performing arts education as our next Education Associate. This position will support most endeavors of the Education and Community Engagement Department of City Center including in-school programs, professional development workshops, school time matinees, curriculum development, pre/post show engagements, communication efforts and logistical planning. The Education Associate reports to the Assistant Director of Education. City Center’s in-school programs ignite an appreciation of the performing arts, create a culture of inquiry and activate the individual creative voice for over 11,000 students, educators and families each year.

Job Responsibilities Include:

Coordinate elements of the in-school programs for dance and musical theater education initiatives.

  • Oversee the administrative aspects of the application and registration process for schools
  • Scheduling workshops and meetings, organizing all relevant details for use by City Center Education staff, Teaching Artists and school personnel
  • Facilitate the organization of 3 dance School Time Matinees per year, including creating seating charts, coordinating transportation with the NYPD and school liaisons, and providing teachers with supplementary materials
  • Foster growing relationships with current school partners, through communication with administrators and teaching artists, while continuing to expand program outreach
  • Coordinate ticketing for student group attendance at Encores! Dress Rehearsals
  • Plan City Center Education staff site visits to schools throughout the year to observe programming and support assessment of teaching and learning
  • Coordinate professional development workshops including studio reservations, planning meetings, preparation of study guides, supplementary materials, lesson plans, and other related logistics
  • Participate in curriculum development for in-school workshop programs

Perform administrative functions that support the operations of the department as well as efficient record keeping and file organization.

  • Assist in the execution of all in-theater/community engagement programming
  • Provide support for events such as City Center On The Move and Front & Center
  • Maintain online master tracking database of all education programs
  • Support payment and invoicing for programs
  • Maintain e-storage and office organization
  • Collaborate on the development of all department publications

Qualified Applicants Possess:

  • 2+ years previous work experience in performing arts education and arts administration
  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant subject matter
  • Familiarity with the current landscape of dance and musical theater
  • Proficiency in Office 365
  • Tech savvy; capable of quickly learning various software programs
  • Familiarity with the NYC public school system
  • Possess excellent writing and copy-editing skills
  • Capable of working both independently and collaboratively as part of a team
  • Possess strong interpersonal skills with an ability to provide exceptional customer service 
  • Ability to uphold department and organization standards while completing tasks in a timely manner
  • Basic knowledge of Adobe Suite (In Design), Wordfly, Tessitura, and Humanity or similar software programs is preferred

To apply:
Email your resume to Jobs@NYCityCenter.org and label with Education Associate 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.

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.

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. Materials should be received no later than Friday, November 9.

Auditions will be held during the week of December 10th and attendance is required to be considered for a position. More information will be provided during initial interviews.

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.