Temporary Manager, Venue Sales

Approximate dates: August 1, 2018 – November 30, 2018


Venue Sales


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. LCPA presents over 350 performances annually throughout our different performance series including American Songbook, Great Performers, Live from Lincoln Center, Mostly Mozart Festival, Midsummer Night Swing, Lincoln Center Out of Doors and White Light Festival.

In addition, LCPA supports an array of programs for Lincoln Center Education including its community and family programming. Further, LCPA supports initiatives related to events at the David Rubenstein Atrium, LC Kids, as well as numerous key institutional initiatives and projects.

The Venue Sales team manages over 500 events annually for a vast array of VIP clients, hosting performances, galas, graduations, film premieres, conferences, product launches, film and television shoots, and social events. The team is committed to professionally representing Lincoln Center as a premier event destination.

This is a temporary position responsible for attracting, contracting, and successfully executing rental activity for Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (LCPA) facilities, primarily David Geffen Hall and Alice Tully Hall. The position is charged with bringing in new clients as well as strengthening relationships with valued returning clients. The Temporary Manager will report to the Assistant Director, Venue Sales.


• Develop and maintain a diverse portfolio of rental clients, specifically focused on concerts, graduations, theatrical presentations, and film screenings in David Geffen Hall and Alice Tully Hall

• Administer events from start to finish: gauge feasibility and availability, conduct site visits and walk-throughs with prospective clients, execute contracts, provide cost estimates, collect payment, troubleshoot, all while providing exceptional customer service.

• Act as the key point of contact among the client and all relevant teams, including but not limited to Production, Performance and Guest Services, Box Office, Security, Accounting, and Legal.

• Prepare event-specific contracts in conjunction with our Legal team

• Meticulously maintain and update all event-related information in Concert Hall Booking System (ArtsVision)


• 4 to 5 years of arts administration experience, preferably in venue management or operations

• Prior experience working in the performing arts, cultural institutions, or event production strongly preferred

• Outstanding customer service skills and diplomacy

• Exceptional organizational abilities, with strong detail orientation and excellent follow-up skills

• Strong problem-solving abilities and motivated by a fast-paced work environment

• Must be a strong relationship builder and team player

• Ability to manage a heavy volume of e-mails and phone calls, providing fast and accurate information to clients and other stakeholders

• Experience working with databases required

• Strong Word, Excel, and PowerPoint skills required

• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience


Please submit a resume and cover letter (with pay requirements and outlining your interest in Lincoln Center) to the [email protected] inbox. Submissions without cover letters will not be reviewed.

Please list: Temporary Manager, Venue Sales in the subject line.

Internal Candidates should contact a member of the Human Resources Department directly.

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts is an equal employment opportunity employer and is committed to maintaining a non-discriminatory work environment, and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. LCPA is committed to creating a dynamic work environment that values diversity and inclusion, respect and integrity, customer focus, and innovation.