Skirball Center for the Performing Arts - New York University

The Skirball Center prides itself on the high professional standards exhibited by every member of our staff.



When available, full-time positions must be applied for through NYU Human Resources

Director of Marketing and Development  
General requirements:
Lead and direct cohesive marketing, fundraising, and branding efforts for NYU Skirball Center and Ticket Services to generate more than $1M annually in contributed income and ticket sales for Skirball's presenting season. Work closely with Skirball's Executive Director to enhance Skirball identity on the New York University campus and in the international performing arts community. Establish NYU Skirball Center as a vital part of the NYC cultural landscape and as an industry leader in progressive marketing techniques aimed at engaging and cultivating young adult audiences for live performance.

Ability to generate creative ideas, work independently, and maintain enthusiasm and positive morale within high pressure, high activity environments. Meticulous planning, organizational, and problem solving skills. Excellent written and oral communication skills. NYC arts and entertainment background a plus. Demonstrated success in meeting tight deadlines and multitasking. Demonstrated ability in securing major gifts from individuals, corporations, and foundations. Must be an experienced team leader who is friendly, polished, adaptable, and fully committed to serving the organization's goals. Ability to attend performances and events during evenings and weekends as required.  

Business Manager
General requirements:
NYU Skirball Center is seeking a Business Manager to oversee the financial and administrative operations of a $5 million presenting organization. This person would work closely with the Executive Director to create and oversee the annual operating budget, track day-to-day financial matters, and create contracts for all events at the Skirball Center. Excellent analytical, organization, interpersonal, and communication skills and strong attention to detail are required. Ability to interact effectively and professionally with a diverse population at all levels in a fast-paced and complex organization, and knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles, and proficiency in spreadsheet and financial software packages skills are needed. 




Professional theater technicians with the following skills: mixing live events on digital consoles, programming ETC lighting boards, rigging, and troubleshooting video presentations; please send your resume for hourly work.




There is a range of internship opportunities for NYU and non-NYU students available during both the academic year and summer. Whether you are interested in Administration, the Box Office, Marketing, or another area of operations, please submit a resume and cover letter - indicating your area of interest and what you are looking to learn through the internship - with a copy of our Application Form below.

We employ a large staff of NYU students in part-time positions during both the academic year and summer. NYU undergraduate and graduate students who are Work Study eligible, as well as those who are not, are welcome to submit a resume and cover letter with a copy of our Application Form below.

A Student Employment Application Form can be completed electronically and sent with a resume and cover letter to

Applications for all internships and part-time positions are welcome on a rolling basis and the following are currently available: 

Front of House Staff, 8-14 hours of work per week. Applicants should be professional, patient and forward thinking, with the ability to think on their feet, independently problem solve and be stern while friendly. Should be available to work nights, as well as some mornings and weekends. Prior customer service experience, ushering experience, and experience with concessions a plus. Work-study eligibility is preferred.

Stage/Lighting/Audio Technicians - Opportunities available for students with experience in theatrical and/or event lighting, stage hand, stage management and audio to work closely with full time production personnel as well as visiting artists in the preparation and execution of events. Opportunities for employment arise on a show by show basis.

Administrative Assistant - perform a wide range of office tasks: answer phones, make copies, maintain office appearance and organization, create and maintain files, type letters, assist with large mailings, keep running inventory of office supplies; scan documents for archiving; assist the Administrative Coordinator and Business Manager with various theater related paperwork including, contracts, invoice payment, purchase order processing, theater rental estimates; serve as an associate to the Operations Director in the day to day scheduling and managing of the theater space by regularly updating scheduling software (EMS); assist the Development Communications Manager in daily maintenance of departmental database, prospect research, outreach, special events assistance. mailing list management, on-campus marketing, and basic bookkeeping as requested.

Marketing Specialist - primary responsibilities include but are not limited to: serving as a Skirball brand ambassador in all marketing outreach. Creating engaging content for multi-channel social media outreach to communicate to Skirball Center patrons and expand audience base. Planning and implementing outreach targeting to various members of the NYU Community.

Graphic Design - experience with Adobe Creative Suite with especially strong skills in InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator. Knowledge of HTML, Flash, iMovie and other movie programs as well as web-based and print production processes. Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to: utilizing pre-existing templates to create signage, postcards, posters, advertisements, printed programs, and e-mails for both the Skirball Center and NYU Ticket Central. Creating other promotional materials utilizing the Skirball Center’s brand and style guidelines with a good eye for quality and details.

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