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Employment Opportunities



The Operations Coordinator works as an integral member of the CMS departments of artistic planning and production for all CMS events on the Lincoln Center campus and in NYC, including multiple concert series, rehearsals, recordings, and private performances. S/He works backstage for most performances in NYC, and evening and weekend hours are integral to the performance of the position. S/He is responsible for creating rehearsal schedules and is in charge of artist hotels in NYC. S/He is the music librarian and handles all purchases, rentals, and distribution of parts, as well as payments to ASCAP and BMI. The Operations Coordinator reports to the Director of Artistic Planning and Administration and works closely with the Production Manager, Production & Education Associate, Program Editor and Associate Director of Touring. This is a full-time, year-round position. 


A successful candidate must have at least two years previous experience in classical music production, including: working with world class artists; producing classical music concerts and creating rehearsal schedules; managing a music library and corresponding with composers. A successful candidate will have excellent written and verbal communication skills; extremely strong organizational skills with great attention to detail, and the ability to multitask and prioritize effectively. S/He must be able to plan simultaneously for current productions and concerts several years in the future, work well as a team member, and be comfortable in an extremely fast paced and continuously evolving environment. S/He must be willing to work extended hours, including weeknights and weekends, in addition to weekday hours. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in education and experience. 


Please send a cover letter and resume to OCsearch@chambermusicsociety.org. Submissions without cover letters will not be reviewed. NO CALLS PLEASE.



The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (“CMS”), one of 11 constituents of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, seeks an Associate Director, Individual Giving. The largest performing arts complex in the world, Lincoln Center also includes the New York Philharmonic, New York City Ballet, Lincoln Center Theater, and The Metropolitan Opera. The Chamber Music Society’s Lincoln Center home is Alice Tully Hall – the finest hall in the world for chamber music. Through its performance, education, and recording/broadcast activities, CMS draws more people to chamber music than any other organization of its kind. It presents annual concerts and educational events for listeners ranging from connoisseurs to chamber music newcomers of all ages. Performing repertoire from over three centuries, and numerous premieres by living composers, CMS offers programs curated to provide listeners a comprehensive perspective on the art of chamber music.

Reporting to the Director of Development and managing a staff of two, the Associate Director, Individual Giving is a key member of the Development staff.

Responsibilities include:

  • Developing annual strategies to grow and direct all activities of the Annual Fund Friends and Patrons from donor identification/research to cultivation, solicitation and stewardship throughout each performance season, meeting or exceeding the annual budgeted goal.
  • Managing all operations of the Annual Fund and overseeing the work of the Individual Giving staff: the Manager of Individual Giving, Patrons and the Manager of Individual Giving, Friends.
  • Developing and maintaining a tracking system for research, engagement, and solicitation in Tessitura.
  • Providing income analysis for meetings as requested.
  • Attending concerts throughout the season in Alice Tully Hall, Rose Studio and working the intermission and/or post-concert receptions associated with each.
  • Collaborating with the Director of Development and Executive Director on strategies for upcoming campaigns and special projects, including enhancing Individual Giving at the Leadership Levels.
  • Supporting the Director of Development with the Global Council and Development Committee meetings.
  • Generating correspondence for Executive Director and Director of Development and other miscellaneous duties as needed.

The successful candidate should have a minimum of five years of related development experience in individual giving, preferably within a performing arts organization; exemplary leadership skills and the ability to exercise sound judgment, adhering to the highest professional and ethical standards; outstanding writing, planning and organizational skills; excellent research skills; the ability to successfully manage a variety of projects simultaneously; and excellent communication and interpersonal skills, together with a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with Board members, colleagues, and the public. Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point; Tessitura experience highly preferred. A Bachelor’s degree is required.

Please send cover letter and resume to the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s Search Consultant: Donna Bonem Rich, CFRE at execsearch@richassociates.com.