Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (LCPA) serves three primary roles: it is the world’s leading presenter of superb artistic programming, is a national leader in arts education and community relations, and functions as the manager of the Lincoln Center Campus.
The Government Relations team is charged with managing Lincoln Center’s relationships with agencies and officials at the local New York City, state and federal levels. We work to make Lincoln Center accessible for all people and advocate for governmental support of programs held on our Upper West Side campus as well as throughout the five boroughs of New York, the State and the country.
As the Coordinator, Government Relations you will play a key role in providing administrative and project management support to the Director of Government Relations, including in connection with increasing government expense and capital funding and growing awareness of our mission, among other things.
Specific day-to-day executive support to the Director of Government Relations, including but not limited to:
Interfacing with elected officials and staff on behalf of Lincoln Center
Providing logistical support for engagement strategies
Coordinating invitations to public officials and working with their advance teams regarding their visits
Scheduling and preparation support for internal and external meetings
Researching elected officials and the various agencies
Working in conjunction with other staff members to support shared initiatives
Producing, assembling and distributing internal and external communications and materials such as briefing folders, program descriptions, letters, and emails
Assisting with Lincoln Center’s submission of various city, state and federal applications and reports, including funding requests and required lobbying reports
Maintaining all documents, databases, and systems used by the Government Relations team, and updating information as necessary
Other duties and special projects as assigned by the Director of Government Relations
Entry-level position; 1-3 years of professional work experience, ideally in an administrative support role
Experience in policy analysis, advocacy, fundraising, and arts/culture a huge plus
Professional experience in/with NYC government a plus
Demonstrated ability to juggle several projects at once with a spirit of flexibility and attention to detail
Ability to operate in a highly professional manner and serve as a steward for the organization
Excellent interpersonal, organizational, verbal and written communication skills
Ability to effectively organize, prioritize, plan and execute
Ability to work efficiently and with accuracy in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
Proficiency with MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
Strong problem-solving abilities
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.
All candidates should submit a resume and cover letter using the link provided. Cover letters outlining your interest in Lincoln Center and your salary expectations are required for applications to be considered complete. Submissions without cover letters will not be reviewed.
Internal candidates should submit an application via the employee portal.
It is the policy of Lincoln Center to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, marital or civil partnership/union status, familial or caregiver status, alienage or citizenship status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, military or veteran status, genetic information, predisposition, or carrier status, unemployment status, domestic violence, sexual violence, or stalking victim status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.
LCPA is committed to creating a dynamic work environment that values diversity and inclusion, respect and integrity, customer focus, and innovation.
About Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (LCPA) serves three primary roles: it is the world’s leading presenter of superb artistic programming, is a national leader in arts and education and community relations, and functions as the manager of the Lincoln Center Campus.