Media Development


The Media Development Department of Lincoln Center works to bring the world class performance and artistic activity taking place in our venues to wider audiences across the country and the globe through distribution on a variety of platforms including broadcast television, cinemas, online streaming, and DVD/Blu-ray. Our signature, award-winning series, Live From Lincoln Center, brings live performances of opera, drama, music, and dance to approximately 20 million television screens across the country every year.  Media Development has also produced Lincoln Center’s first-ever in-theater event, bringing the New York City Ballet’s George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker to hundreds of movie theaters around the world. And a variety of new projects are in the works, including an artist interview series featuring Lincoln Center artists discussing their work and process.


LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER has been a cornerstone of PBS programming since 1976, when the series debuted and launched a new chapter in performing arts broadcasting. Since that time, the series has broadcast hundreds of episodes, offering a front row seat to world-class performances by some of the cultural greats from around the world, including Leonard Bernstein, Yo-Yo Ma, Renée Fleming, Kelli O’Hara, Nathan Lane, Audra McDonald, Kristin Chenoweth, Josh Groban and much more. The series continues to offer the very best in arts programming and most recently received Emmy Awards for its broadcasts of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street and Danny Elfman’s Music from the Films of Tim Burton.   Recently, Media Development brought Lincoln Center Theater’s 5-time Tony Award-nominated production of Falsettos to over 300 cinemas nationwide.  

Media Development seeks two graduate or college level students for Fall internships. This is a particularly good opportunity for those students pursuing or considering pursuing careers in media production and/or development, new media, film, or arts administration. This fall placement will have the opportunity to receive valuable, hands-on experience in all aspects of performing arts media development and distribution and include production, research, and administrative tasks. Interns will be given the opportunity to work across Lincoln Center departments and series, interacting with a variety of Lincoln Center staff and artists.

Media Development Internship approximate dates: September through December 2017

Interns are paid 11$/an hour


Please send cover letter and résumé to [email protected]  “Media Development Intern" in the subject line.  Resumes with out cover letters will not be reviewed.

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. Lincoln Center is committed to creating a dynamic work environment that values diversity and inclusion, respect and integrity, customer focus, and innovation.