Education Associate

New York City Center
New York, NY 10019


Meghan McCourt

Job Details


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 [email protected] 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.


May 20, 2019 –



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