Lincoln Center Summer MBA Fellowship 2018

Summer Fellow Position Description

Located in the heart of New York City, Lincoln Center is the largest performing arts complex in the world, housing 30 venues on its 16 acre campus. A preeminent producer and presenter of high  quality performing arts events, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts is also a leading arts educator. The dynamic and exciting nature of Lincoln Center’s campus is fueled by its eleven resident organizations: The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, The Film Society of Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Juilliard School, The Library for the Performing Arts, Lincoln Center Theater, Lincoln Center, Inc., The Metropolitan Opera, New York City Ballet, The New York Philharmonic, and The School of American Ballet. Lincoln Center and its constituents have a combined operating budget of nearly $1 billion, employ 9,000+ people, attract five million+ visitors annually, and generate more than $3.5 billion in economic activity for the City of New York every year. More than a million people participate in Lincoln Center related educational activities each year, which reach more than 2,445 New York-area schools. Every year, over 100 million people watch Lincoln Center performances through its Emmy-award winning televised broadcasts.


The Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts Summer MBA Fellow will have a unique opportunity to experience and support the spectrum of activities involved in managing the world’s premier performing arts organization.  The Summer Fellow will apply his/her business acumen to real-time, high-impact issues in such areas as education, branding and marketing, digital communications, corporate partnerships, legal, planning and development, finance, technology and operations.  The Summer Fellow will also have the opportunity to interact with the other ten constituent organizations, which include:  The Metropolitan Opera, The New York Philharmonic, NYC Ballet, School of American Ballet, The Juilliard School, Film Society of Lincoln Center, Chamber Music Society, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Lincoln Center Theater, and Jazz at Lincoln Center.

Fellows may also find themselves working with outside vendors that could include consulting firms, financial advisors, and legal counsel.  Through a collaborative and interactive approach, the Summer Fellow will have an opportunity to manage cross-departmental initiatives that address issues that are top of mind for Lincoln Center’s leadership.  The Fellow will have an opportunity to experience our dynamic summer programming as well networking opportunities with staff and other interns.

The Summer Fellow will have access to leadership opportunities here at Lincoln Center that will build upon the MBA skill set.  The Summer Fellow will utilize skills learned and developed through their MBA program, such as analysis, research, presentation, negotiation, teamwork and management.  The Summer Fellow will also apply skills in the areas of strategic planning, finance, accounting, marketing, governance, and fundraising.

Lincoln Center seeks candidates who are pragmatic, possess strong analytical and interpersonal skills, is self-motivated and is able to balance multiple projects with competing deadlines. Being able to approach assignments holistically and strategically is critical.  An underlying interest or engagement in the performing arts is highly desirable.  The fellowship is a 12-week opportunity during the Summer of 2018 after the student’s first year of a graduate business program.


Please send resume and cover letter to, "MBA Summer Fellow" in the subject line. Submissions without 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. LCPA is committed to creating a dynamic work environment that values diversity and inclusion, respect and integrity, customer focus, and innovation.