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Symphony Space is a not-for-profit performing arts center in New York City presenting over 600 performances per year in music, dance, theatre, film, literature, and children's programs, reaching 120,000 highly diverse audience members per year. We also produce the popular PRI program Selected Shorts, which is carried on public radio stations throughout the country. In addition, our acclaimed education programs annually reach 6,000 public school students and 2,000 adult literacy students. In addition to its theatres, Symphony Space also operates a studio and a bar/cafe.


Responsibilities include but are not limited to: providing courteous customer assistance, greeting, directing and escorting patrons to their seats; stuffing and distributing programs; providing general direction, answering questions, light clean-up after shows. Must be very dependable, neat, interested in interacting with the general public, willing to work a changing schedule. Training is provided. Uniform to be worn on the job is long sleeve black shirt, black pants and dark shoes. Weekly schedule of 5 to 20 hours generally available, daytime and/or evening.

Starting wage: $11.00/hour.

Interested persons should send a cover letter and resume to Corinne Maikarfi, Head of House Management, at

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Producer of Literary Programs
(as of May 10, 2017)

A full-time, dynamic and energetic Producer to work with the Director of Literary Programs in all aspects of the literary programs of Symphony Space. These include:

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  • Selected Shorts: Let Us Tell You A Story, a 12-program live series featuring new and classic short stories read onstage by actors; the 52-week Selected Shorts Radio Series through which stories are broadcast nationwide on public radio stations; and the Literary Touring Program which brings Selected Shorts to locations across the country

  • Selected Shorts: All Write!, a 2- program live series for adult literacy students;

  • Thalia Book Club, a live series in which readers and writers meet for intimate conversations about new and classic books, and the young person’s version: Thalia Kids Book Club, and its spin-off Thalia Kids Book Club Camp

  • Uptown Showdown, a comedy debate series.

Representative responsibilities:

- Organizing workflow to ensure that programmatic deadlines are met

- Developing programming, including selecting books, stories and concepts for all programs

- Seeking out and confirming authors, hosts and performers for the series mentioned above -managing all stages of events from inception to event execution, including coordinating schedules with agents and artists, overseeing tech needs, book orders, travel and author services, etc

- Preparing and following through on literary permission letters and reader agreement letters

- Assisting in tracking the finances of the department

- Working with the Director on program planning, marketing and social media

- Assisting the Director in oversight of two interns.

The Producer joins a department of three full-time staff, two interns, and two consultants; h/she reports to the Director of Literary Programs, and works closely with the Director of Marketing on outreach, especially social media.

We are looking for an effective administrator and a “thought partner” who will work with the Lit team in developing and implementing original programming. The ideal candidate is a quick learner with excellent communication skills (written and verbal), attention to detail, and strong organizational ability. H/she brings a passion for literature, a demonstrated engagement with the NYC literary world of writers, bloggers, booksellers, etc., and at least three years of experience producing events for a variety of audiences.

Benefits include health insurance; life and long-term disability insurance, flexible spending plan (FSA); annuity plan; and three (3) weeks’ vacation.

Please email cover letter and resume to Please put PRODUCER in the subject line.

Or materials may be sent to Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway, New York, NY 10025. Attention: Jennifer Brennan FAX: 212-932-3228.