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Studio Operations Associate

CATEGORY: Administrative

The Joyce Theater Foundation
New York, NY

Job Details


POSITION: Studio Operations Associate

EMPLOYMENT STATUS: Part Time, Non Exempt

REPORTS TO: Studio Operations Manager

WORKS CLOSELY WITH: Facilities, Door Guards, and Renters

The Joyce Theater Foundation is committed to fostering and supporting a diverse and inclusive environment, both on and off stage. We embrace and celebrate diversity in all its forms, and value the rich experiences and perspectives that arise from differences in race, ethnicity, socio-economic status, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, and cognitive and physical ability.


The Joyce Theater Foundation, New York’s leading dance presenting organization, seeks a responsible, motivated, self-starter to take on the role of Studio Operations Associate at The New York Center for Creativity and Dance (NYCC&D). The individual will report to the Studio Operations Manager and is responsible for maintaining the integrity of the studios in a day-to-day operation and under the guidance of the Studio Operations Manager will facilitate studio rentals and payments. The NYCC&D is a 7 story, 60,000 square foot building housing 5 dance studios and several monthly artist rental spaces. NYCC&D is open seven days per week, with an expectation of a 20-28 hour work week. The schedule is subject to change depending on the needs of the studios.


· Dance studio upkeep and maintenance to include but not limited to sweeping & mopping of dance floors, replacing and maintaining tape seems on marley floors, assisting renters with PA Systems, keyboards, tables, chairs, etc.

· Execute opening and closing procedures.

· Complete tasks as assigned by the Studio Operations Manager.

· Coordinate and execute booking hourly rehearsals, auditions, classes,,,, etc. and maintain the rentals schedule.

· Ensure that renters have the requested equipment (chairs, barres, tables, etc.) at the time of their rentals.

· Work with the Studio Operations Manager to collect and process rental inquiries, agreements, and payments, for both hourly and monthly rentals.

· Work with the Studio Operations Manager to maintain the client facing rental calendar.

· Monthly rentals management: Facilitate communications with all renters via email and WhatsApp as necessary. Collect requests for space improvements. Charge monthly rents via PandaDoc.

· Lead tours for potential renters.

· Monitor and report supply needs to the Studio Operations Manager.

· Maintain a safe and healthy working environment.


· Customer service experience required.

· Flexible working schedule including nights (10p) and weekends

· Word Processing, SpreadSheets/Microsoft Office Suite

· G Suite Platform

· Project/Event Scheduling/Studio Management Software a plus.

· Knowledge of sprung and marley dance floors is a plus.

· Light carpentry skills a plus (floor maintenance)

· Working knowledge of simple PA systems, a plus.

· Ability to troubleshoot Wi-Fi a plus.

· Capable of lifting a minimum of 50-pounds

Not sure you meet 100% of our qualifications? Research shows that men apply for jobs when they meet an average of 60% of the criteria. Yet, women and other people who are systematically marginalized tend to only apply if they meet every requirement. If you believe that you could excel in this role, we encourage you to apply. We are dedicated to considering a broad array of candidates, including those with diverse workplace experiences and backgrounds. Whether you’re new to arts and culture administration, returning to work after a gap in employment, simply looking to transition, or take the next step in your career path, we will be glad to have you on our radar. Please use your cover letter to tell us about your interest in the arts and dance and what you hope to bring to this role.

About The Joyce Theater Foundation

The Joyce Theater Foundation ("The Joyce," Executive Director, Linda Shelton), a nonprofit organization, has proudly served the dance community for over three decades. Under the direction of founders Cora Cahan and Eliot Feld, Ballet Tech Foundation acquired, and The Joyce renovated the Elgin Theater in Chelsea. Opening as The Joyce Theater in 1982, it was named in honor of Joyce Mertz, beloved daughter of LuEsther T. Mertz. It was LuEsther’s clear, undaunted vision and abundant generosity that made it imaginable and ultimately possible to build the theater. Ownership was secured by The Joyce in 2015. The theater is one of the only theaters built by dancers for dance and has provided an intimate and elegant home for more than 400 U.S.-based and international dance companies. The Joyce has also expanded its reach beyond its Chelsea home through off-site presentations at venues ranging in scope from Lincoln Center’s David H. Koch Theater, to Brooklyn’s Invisible Dog Art Center, and to outdoor programming in spaces, such as Hudson River Park. To further support the creation of new work, The Joyce maintains longstanding commissioning and residency programs. Local students and teachers (1st–12th grade) benefit from its school program, and family and adult audiences get closer to dance with access to artists. The Joyce’s annual season of about 48 weeks of dance now includes over 300 performances for audiences in excess of 100,000 patrons. Visit for more information.

Joyce Theater Foundation employees share a rich work experience with colleagues who embrace the institution’s mission of programming and promoting a wide spectrum of dance.


Nov 17, 2023 -


$17.00 – $19.00 per hour


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