Office Manager/Administrative Assistant

The Kurt Weill Foundation for Music
New York, NY 10003


Veronica Chaffin

Job Details


Job Description/Responsibilities:  A full-time, non-exempt position, the Office Manager/Administrative Assistant will be responsible for the oversight of the Foundation’s facility, equipment, reception, and supplies to enable multiple workflows in a fast-paced office environment. S/he will also provide administrative support to KWF program heads and assume a variety of assignments involving the Foundation’s programs, communications, publications, research center, and business affairs. Duties also include maintenance/population of a variety of databases, internet research, and digitization projects.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree with background/interest in the performing arts. Candidate must have excellent interpersonal skills and have the ability to multi-task and prioritize, problem solve independently, and organize a multi-faceted office environment. Individual should be highly motivated and capable of close attention to detail. Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat, musical literacy, and aptitude for troubleshooting IT issues are essential. Experience with Salesforce, Adobe Creative Suite, and basic reading knowledge of German are all desirable.

Compensation: Commensurate with qualifications and experience. Excellent benefit package including health, life, dental, and disability insurance; 401(k) plan; 10 days paid vacation, and standard holidays.

About the Kurt Weill Foundation: Founded by Lotte Lenya in 1962, the non-profit, private foundation promotes understanding of Weill’s life and works and preserves the legacies of Weill and Lenya. The foundation administers the Lotte Lenya Competition, a Grant Program, various sponsorships and fellowships, the Weill-Lenya Research Center, and the Kurt Weill Prize, and publishes the Kurt Weill Edition and the Kurt Weill Newsletter. (see

The Kurt Weill Foundation is committed to a policy of equal treatment in every aspect of its relations with its employees, without regard to race, color, gender, age, disability, religion, national origin, marital status, status as a domestic abuse victim, sexual orientation, ancestry, political belief or activity, genetic information, whether the individual has tested positive for AIDS, AIDS-related complex, or HIV, military status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Review of applications begins immediately and continues until position is filled. Candidates should initially submit ONLY a cover letter, resume/CV, and names and contact information of two references. Email application to [email protected]



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