Job Opportunities

POSITION TITLE: Production Apprentice

DEPARTMENT: Production

REPORTS TO: Director of Production

CLASSIFICATION: Regular, Full-time August 2017 – May 2018, Non-Exempt


The Apprentice Program at New York Live Arts (Live Arts hereinafter) serves as an opportunity for those interested in production and/or dance to gain strong hands-on technical skills in the field of production. Through immersion in the production environment, the apprentice will experience technical and administrative aspects of presenting shows and running a theater along with its support facilities, and  our resident company the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company. Schedules vary as per the needs of each production and are scheduled by the Director of Production. Hours average around 42 per week and can range anywhere from 35 – 70 hours (during peak festival times) per week. Apprentices are required to work on every production. Apprentices rotate through lighting, audio/video and deck roles from production to production, providing technical support for all organizational activities. Apprentices will have the opportunity to learn how to be a well rounded production technician  working as an electrician, light board operator, sound operator, deck audio, video operator and basic carpentry skills (soft goods, dance floor, minor construction). Additional opportunities for learning, shop visits and visits to other theatres are also made available to apprentices. This is a  professional training program, with the hope that our apprentices acquire the skills to be  professional production technicians at the end of the program.

This is a full- time paid apprenticeship with Workers Comp and Disability Coverage. There is no housing stipend; all applicants must be able to secure housing within commuting distance to New York City.


  • Serve as part of the load-in and load-out crew under the supervision of the LIVE ARTS  Director of Production,, Technical Director, Lighting Supervisor and Production Coordinator. 

  • Serve as part of the run crew for all productions. Responsibilities include but are not limited to Light Board Operator, Sound Operator, Deck Hand, Video Operator or other tasks as assigned. 

  • Actively engage in monthly meetings with Production Manager, Technical Director and Lighting Supervisor reviewing past productions and discussing upcoming productions. 


POSITION TITLE: Finance Associate

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: The position reports to the Director of Finance.


The Finance Associate is responsible for day to day accounting operations. This is an entry level position in the finance department of New York Live Arts, Inc. Salary commensurate with experience.


  • Manage Accounts Receivable: Enter all checks, cash, and credit card payments to the correct invoice or accounts in QuickBooks.
  • Manage Accounts Payable: Enter all bills, print checks, and respond to vendor inquiries.
  • Payroll Input: Review timesheets for accuracy and timeliness. Input data into payroll system and maintain Payroll files.
  • Aid with year-end audit.
  • Provide support to the Director of Finance on day-to- day finance activities.


  • 1-2 Years of experience in finance
  • Proficient in Excel & Word
  • Proficient in QuickBooks Pro
  • Strong Communication, interpersonal, and organization skills.

Please send cover letter and resume to with “Finance Associate” in the subject line. Please no phone calls.


Volunteer Opportunities and Internships



New York Live Arts is accepting ushers. Volunteers contribute to the success of our performances and receive free admission in exchange. For more information and to sign-up, please call the box office at 212.924.0077.



New York Live Arts seeks creative and forward-thinking candidates for competitive administrative and production internships. All applicants are expected to be independent, computer-literate workers who are passionate about the arts; prior experience in the dance field is not required. Related educational or work experience is preferred.

Benefits include complimentary tickets to New York Live Arts events and, often, to events at other cultural venues. A close view will be afforded of the workings, both administrative and programmatic, of a major New York cultural institution that is active in local, regional, and global arenas.

Internships are offered year-round. The schedule and weekly hours are flexible. Applicants should be able to house themselves in the NY metro area. Internships are unpaid and targeted towards those seeking academic credit or work experience in a fast-paced arts organization.

Intern applications are accepted on an ongoing basis. Please send your resume and cover letter to: . Please include the internship position you are applying for in the subject line.


Marketing & Front of House Intern

This position works directly with the Marketing Director, Audience Services Manager and the Marketing & Studio Rental Associate. The intern will participate in and support the full range of the department’s activities, including market research, departmental archiving and organization, and front of house duties.


  • File, post and archive all press
  • Update institutional and individual artist press kits
  • Index and update institutional archive of images and videos
  • Research press and marketing opportunities
  • Distribute postcards, flyers and posters as directed
  • Assist with research for social media and blog posts
  • Restocking the lobby with resource materials and discarding expired materials
  • Usher or Box Office coverage as needed
  • Assist within the Marketing Department and Front of House department as needed


  • 10-12 hours a week. May require some evenings.


  • Strong organizational skills
  • Eye for detail
  • Proficient understanding of Microsoft Word, Excel and Gmail

All candidates should email their cover letter and resume to with the subject line: Marketing & FOH intern


Development Internship
Department: Development

New York Live Arts is seeking an intern to work with its development staff at its offices on 19th Street in Chelsea.

The intern will participate in and support the full range of the department’s activities, including special events, membership, institutional giving, and individual giving. Depending on the department’s workload at any given time, the intern may work for a sustained period with one area or rotate among projects in each area.

In addition to the qualifications below, the position requires discretion and confidentiality with regard to donor information and other activities of New York Live Arts. The position is unpaid, and we welcome applicants seeking academic credit or community service hours in accordance with their institution’s requirements. The intern will have opportunities to attend performances and other events at Live Arts and some affiliated organizations.


  • Support preparations for fundraising and member events
  • Draft correspondence and other written materials; prepare mailings and assemble collateral materials
  • Research individual and institutional donor prospects
  • Enter and maintain information in Patron Manager database


  • Strong written and verbal skills in English
  • Good attention to detail and ability to synthesize information
  • Ability to prioritize and meet hard deadlines
  • Proficient understanding of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook


  • A minimum of eight hours a week or longer, with some late evenings and long days to staff events or participate in other activities outside business hours.

All candidates should email their cover letter and resume to with the subject line: Development Intern


Lighting Internship
Department: Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company
Position Reports to: Lighting Supervisor

The Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company seeks a lighting intern for a dynamic season of new work creation, touring, education, and humanities events. The intern will gain experience in lighting supervision for dance and will assist in the touring adaptation of a new piece premiering this fall. The intern will work directly with the production team to create documents in Vectorworks, Lightwright and Excel for a 15-theater fall tour. The intern will have the opportunity to observe and assist with the load-in, lighting focus and touring of several pieces.

Production Internships run from August to April.

Inquiries can be submitted to:
Lauren Libretti
Lighting Supervisor
212-691-6500 x218