New York City Center is seeking a highly organized administrator with superb leadership and communication skills as our next Dance Programs Manager. This position oversees all artistic administration and company management for City Center dance programs including the two-week Fall for Dance Festival. The Dance Programs Manager reports to the VP of Programming and manages two additional team members.
Job Responsibilities Include:
Work closely with VP of programming and production department to plan and execute dance presentations at New York City Center including the two-week annual Fall for Dance Festival as well as other dance presentations throughout the year.
Draft and monitor budgets. Track and manage expenditures and periodic financial forecasting.
Issue and track all performance contracts and commissioning agreements for participating companies, individual artists and other personnel.
Administer payments and related paperwork for artists and outside production personnel.
Supervise travel, accommodations, work permits and artist hospitality.
Plan pre/post performance events, panel discussions and seminars; create agreements and administer all payments for participants.
Support content development for Studio 5 events and organize all logistics for each event, including necessary choreographic and music permissions.
Anticipate, manage and coordinate programming needs with internal departments.
Oversee Choreography Fellowship program.
To apply: Email your resume to Jobs@NYCityCenter.org and label with Dance Programs 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.
What your salary expectations are for the role.
Qualified Applicants Possess:
Bachelor’s degree and a background in performing arts administration
5+ years of related experience – preferably with some programming experience
Flexible availability to accommodate evening and weekend performances and events
Knowledge of the dance world
Knowledge of financial management and budget forecasting best practices
Strong problem-solving skills and meticulous attention to detail
Ability to juggle numerous projects and prioritize in a fast-paced and changing environment
Ability to effectively lead a team and delegate responsibilities proactively
Ability to perform tasks associated with a mix of sitting/standing for most of the work day
Additional Salary Information: Total Compensation Package includes: competitive base salary, generous PTO, robust insurance plans, pension plan, discounted gym membership, 401K and various other perks!
About New York City Center
New York City Center has played a defining role in the cultural life of the City since 1943 when it was founded by Mayor Fiorello La Guardia with the civic mission to make the best in the performing arts accessible to all. The landmark 75th Anniversary Season (2018 – 2019) pays tribute to this rich history and celebrates the institution’s singular role in the arts today.
The distinctive neo-Moorish theater welcomes hundreds of thousands of visitors to experience internationally acclaimed artists on the same stage where legends like George Balanchine, Leonard Bernstein, and Barbara Cook made their mark. Since 1994, the treasured, Tony-honored Encores! series has given new life to the American musical theater canon, complimented in recent years by the Encores! Off-Center series, which features seminal Off-Broadway musicals filtered through the lens of today’s innovative artists. Dance continues to be an integral part of the theater’s mission through programs like the annual Fall for Dance Festival, which exposes a new audience to an international array of artists by offering subsidized tickets.
City Center is also the home to a roster of renowned national and international comp...anies, including Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (City Center’s Principal Dance Company) and Manhattan Theatre Club. Through its robust education and community programs, City Center brings the performing arts to over 9,000 New York City students each year and activates all areas of the building with talks, master classes, art exhibitions, and intimate performances that provide audiences an up-close look at the work of the great theater and dance artists of our time.