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


NYU Skirball Center For The Performing Arts is looking for a temporary Maternity Leave replacement for the position of Development Communications Manager. Specific duties will include: drafting and editing Grant Proposals, Annual Appeal notices and other fundraising endeavors; assisting in planning and closeout of the annual Gala; coordination of various pre- and post-show events and receptions; and oversight and day to day management of the Members campaign. This position reports to the Director of Marketing and Development at NYU Skirball.

This position is temporary from September 2015 through March 2016.

The ideal candidate will have at least two years of relevant experience at a non-profit organization; computer proficiency including Microsoft Word and Excel; Tessitura experience and or experience with development software preferred; exceptional attention to detail and the ability to multi-task; understanding of donor stewardship, grant writing and all that it involves; experience in all aspects of event planning; and passion for the arts. Applicants must be available to work evenings and weekends as needed.


Provide skilled technical support to clients of the Jack H. Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, a fully-equipped, state of the art performing arts center. Assist head Stage, Lighting, and Audio Technicians. May provide guidance to freelance staff. May function as fireguard.


The Digital Marketing Manager will be responsible for managing NYU Skirball expanding online presence and integrated marketing strategies. Leveraging new and existing technologies, this person will play an important role in overseeing and creating website content, social media and paid online advertising. As well, design and creation of content for digital plasma screens, lobby video displays and NYU Skirball and NYU Box Office eblasts. The successful candidate has thorough knowledge of digital communications in a global context, and significant experience using all forms of new media and technologies.



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 to for hourly work.



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 are a plus. 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 Box Office. Creating other promotional materials utilizing the Skirball Center’s brand and style guidelines with a good eye for quality and details.

Development/Special Events - offers a qualified student interested in fundraising and event management the opportunity to be a key player in the day-to-day workings of a busy, non-profit performing arts center. Primary responsibilities include: donor prospect research (corporate, foundation, and individuals), grant writing, patron correspondence, events planning & execution, database management, and other administrative taks. Must exhibit excellent written and oral communication skills, pay close attention to detail, be motivated and resourceful, and who has a love for the performing arts. Must be intermediate/advanced in Microsoft applications Word/Excel. Experience with Tessitura & Advance databases a plus.

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