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


Position summary: Manage event production for programming at the Skirball Center for the Performing Arts including multi-disciplinary Skirball presentations, University programs, and events from partner organizations and university affiliates utilizing the center. Meet with clients to assess needs and advise clients on space usage. Consult with clients throughout the planning process. Attend large, prestigious, and technically complex events to ensure resolution of difficulties and that events run smoothly. Coordinate with Operations Director and full-time technicians to ensure proper advance communication, scheduling, and technical staffing for all events. Supervise technical staff including hiring, training, and evaluating performance. Oversee technical crew heads, freelance techical staff, and student staff. Act in absence of Operations Director when required.
Qualifications/Required Education: Bachelor's degree  
Preferred Education: Bachelor's degree in theater or related discipline  
Required Experience: 5 years' relevant experience with theatrical productions,stage management, and staff supervision or an equivalentcombination. Must include experience working with wide range of event producing abilities and administering budgets.  
Preferred Experience: Experiences as production manager or technical director for university performing arts center or other large, multi-purpose facility.  
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Excellent planning, organization, interpersonal, and communication skills. Knowledge of technical theater production elements including electrical, audio, carpentry, rigging, and projection. Ability to problem solve under pressure, manage large crews on schedule and within budget, and oversee the execution of a variety of performing arts events.  


Position summary: Manage the comprehensive ticketing and box office services for performances and events in the Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, the Kimmel Center for University Life, and other venues contracted by NYU Ticket Services. Supervise all aspects of the box office operation including recruitment, training, and management of box office staff to ensure excellent customer service to the NYU community and general public.  
Qualifications/Required Education: Bachelor's degree  
Preferred Education: Degree in Arts Administration or related field  
Required Experience: 2-3 years relevant experience or equivalent combination. Must include experience managing a box office, supervising staff and working in a fast-paced environment with high profile clients.  
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Exceptional leadership, administrative, and problem solving skills. Excellent communication and customer service skills , ability to prioritize responsibilities and maintain attention to detail. Demonstrated ability to perform ticket and revenue accounting and implement audit systems. Proficiency with database, spreadsheet, and word processing. Personal integrity and honesty are also important. 
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Familiarity with Box Office software and web ticketing services.  



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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