Manager, Community Engagement


Manager, Community Engagement


Lincoln Center Education


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, Lincoln Center Festival, 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.


Lincoln Center Education enriches the lives of students, educators and lifelong learners by providing opportunities for engagement with the arts on the stage, in the classroom, digitally and in the community.

The Community Engagement Programs Department provides programming for youth, families, and communities with limited access to our campus and to the arts in general in settings across the five boroughs and beyond, including transitional housing, organizations for court-involved youth, community centers, and more. Arts Audition Boot Camp is a free summer intensive program for rising 8th graders from Title 1 schools that supports their preparation for applying and auditioning to the city's specialized performing and visual arts high schools. After Bootcamp, the Mentor-Linc program supports young artists' success throughout high school and the college admission process. Mentor-Linc is a free arts and youth development program available to high school students from LCE programs.

The Manager, Community Engagement, will report to the Director, Community Engagement Programs, and support the growth and evolving philosophy of the Community Engagement department, and manage Arts Audition Boot Camp, and Mentor-Linc programs that serve adolescents and teens outside of the traditional school setting.


  • Manage the day-to-day operations and overall quality of out of school programs for teens including: Middle School Audition Boot Camp and Mentor-Linc;
  • Manage program budgets for Mentor-Linc and Middle School Audition Boot Camp;
  • Work closely with the Director of Community Engagement Programs and consultants and or partners to develop and strengthen LCE's Mentor-Linc program model;
  • Supervise and support part-time artist mentors;
  • Support mentor artists involved in the programs to meet high standards of practice that are culturally responsive, engaging, and relevant to participants' lives;
  • Provide general support for all Community Engagement Programs, such as attending events, making presentations, etc., as needed; and
  • Support daily operations of the Community Engagement Programs department, as needed.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned.


  • 2+ years arts or youth development administration experience;
  • Commitment to social justice, issues of access and equity;
  • Excellent written communication skills;
  • Strong interpersonal skills in email correspondence, phone communication and in-person situations, with colleagues and external partners;
  • Passion for working with and advocating for young people;
  • Ability to work regular weekends and evenings;
  • A good sense of humor; and
  • Bachelor's Degree in a related field (arts and/or education) or equivalent combination of education and experience;


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

Please list: Manager, Community Engagement 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.

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