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.

Director of Programming
Integral to shaping The Joyce Theater’s local and international acclaim, the director of programming works with the executive director to curate and manage the artistic programming at The Joyce Theater. He/she travels extensively to identify the best companies for The Joyce’s stage. The director of programming, in collaboration with the executive director, carefully constructs each Joyce season by selecting dance companies to balance dance genres, styles, and countries of origin. He/she helps choreographers and dance companies develop and share their work with the public and oversees The Joyce's Commissioning program that allocates financial support to help choreographers fund the creation of new dance works.

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To apply, please send cover letter and resume to Linda Shelton at, subject line: Director of Programming. No phone calls, please.

Marketing Associate

Serve as point person for all communication and information for all performing companies. Oversees and manages department calendar and serves as internal trafficker to ensure all deadlines and keep the multiple mailing, print, eblast, and social calendars on track

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To apply, please send cover letter and resume to Abigail Buell at, subject line: Marketing Associate. No phone calls, please.

Assistant House Manager
The Assistant House Manager’s primary responsibility is to oversee all aspects of Front-of-House operations during performances.  This includes: supervising the sub-managers, ushers, bartenders, and lobby attendants; maintaining the safety and well-being of all persons in the building and upholding a first-rate level of customer service with all Joyce Theater patrons.

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To apply, please send cover letter and resume to Sharonica Williams at, subject line: Assistant House Manager. 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.  

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

Development Associate

The Development Associate plays a key role in assisting with the identification, cultivation and stewardship of prospective and current donors through the individual giving pipeline primary within the $50-$500 contribution range.  In addition to supporting the overall workflow, pace and productivity of the department’s individual giving efforts, this position is responsible for the production of direct and electronic mail solicitations as well as the promotion and maintenance of the Friends of The Joyce donor program.  Some evening availability requested throughout The Joyce’s 48-week performance season.   

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To apply, please send cover letter and resume to Meg White at 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.

Volunteer Opportunities

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