Joyce Theater

Joyce Theater Foundation employees share a rich work experience with colleagues who embrace the institution’s mission of programming and promoting a wide spectrum of dance. An Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, The Joyce Theater is committed to an inclusive work environment.

Special Events Associate

The Special Events Associate serves as a key member of the Individual Giving team, assisting with the overall management of The Joyce Theater Foundation’s Special Events.  The Associate works closely with the Individual Giving Manager identifying, cultivating and moving individuals from attendance at events and the travel program into the pipeline of the department’s various giving programs.  The Associate will oversee and solicit a portfolio of individual donors attend Joyce Theater events.  

See a full job description here.

To apply, please send cover letter and resume to Jane Penn at No phone calls, please.

Assistant Director of Major Gifts

The Assistant Director of Major Gifts is a key member of the eight-person Development team and is responsible for the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of gifts $5,000 and above. Working closely with the events team and Programming department, the Assistant Director of Major Gifts will organize a menu of funding opportunities, allowing major donors the opportunity to make significant investments in The Joyce and its future growth.  

See a full job description here.

To apply, please send cover letter and resume to Jane Penn at No phone calls, please.

Institutional Giving Manager

The Joyce Theater Foundation seeks an Institutional Giving Manager.  The person in this role will provide core support for The Joyce’s institutional giving fundraising efforts by researching, writing, and adapting materials for proposals, reports, letters, and electronic solicitations; managing donor fulfillment and recognition plans; and supporting varied strategies to meet and exceed The Joyce’s institutional giving goals.

See a full job description here.

To apply, please send cover letter and resume to Jane Penn at No phone calls, please.

Technical Director – Stage Operations
The Technical Director is one member of a three-person production management staff that oversees all stage operations at The Joyce Theater.  In conjunction with the Director of Production and the Lighting Supervisor, the Technical Director – Stage Operations is tasked with making sure that all stage needs of any production at The Joyce Theater are fully satisfied.  This person works closely with the Director of Production in order to schedule all crew calls, makes decisions regarding the adaptation of a company’s production, and ensures The Joyce equipment is maintained in good working condition at all times.  Supervision of the Joyce Theater stagehands (IATSE-Local One) is a large part of this position.

See full job description here.

To apply, please send cover letter, resume, and references to, subject line:  Technical Director.  No phone calls please.


The Joyce Theater Foundation actively seeks highly motivated high school and college students interested in learning the about the behind-the-scene operations of one of the only theaters built by dancers for dance.  The Joyce’s invaluable commitment to artists and audiences extends to cultivating the next generation of arts administrators, marketers, managers, and educators in the field. College and graduate level students enrolled in a degree/certificate/diploma granting program are eligible for the unpaid internship and interested in placement for 2018, should contact Heather McCartney, Director of School & Family Programs at: with a cover letter stating your area of interest (Education, Development, Marketing, or Programming) along with your résumé and hours of availability.

Programming Intern

The programming department of The Joyce Theater seeks an intern for the spring semester. Candidates should be current undergraduate/graduate students interested in performing arts administration. The intern will assist members of the department with various tasks including preparations for our annual gala, research projects, producing and special event initiatives, artist services, database maintenance, preparation for the 18-19 season, and more. Interested applicants should send a résumé and cover letter to Heather McCartney at and should indicate interest in a programming department internship in the subject line of the email message to distinguish from other internships at The Joyce. This unpaid internship will be part- or full-time, depending on availability of the candidate. No phone calls please.

Volunteer Opportunities

If you’d like to volunteer as an usher, please call 646-792-8355.