Jobs & Internships

LMCC currently has the following positions open:


Vice President, Institutional Advancement

Reporting to the President, the Vice President, Institutional Advancement (VP IA) is a senior front-line fundraiser directly responsible for achieving LMCC’s annual goals and providing crucial support for LMCC’s programs. The VP IA will work closely with the President, the Board of Directors, the Executive Vice President and key senior staff to identify new strategies, set long-term fundraising and planning goals, and develop new stakeholders and audiences to grow organizational resources.

The VP IA will be joining a dynamic team of professionals and will be responsible for providing vision and leadership in designing and executing strategies to secure institutional funding, brand development and external communications for LMCC’s programs and initiatives. The VP IA will be accountable for securing major and long-term support for organizational operating needs including the enhancement of current donor relationships and developing new foundation government, and corporate relationships, as well as, major and individual donors. In addition, the VP IA will support the $4 million capital campaign already in progress. The VP IA will oversee Branding and Communication to advance LMCC’s mission internally and externally. Reporting to the VP IA is the Director of Development, and Manager, Branding & Communications with a total staff of seven.



  • As a member of senior management and working with the President, the Executive Vice President, and the Board, responsible for advancing the organization’s mission by providing institutional advancement expertise and setting aggressive yet achievable institutional, programmatic and revenue generating goals that align with LMCC’s mission
  • Design, implement and manage a comprehensive institutional advancement plan that will significantly enhance and grow LMCC funding in the short and longer term including:
    • Multiyear foundation, government and corporate funding, major and individual giving
    • Brand development; overseeing LMCC’s brand and its relationship to various business units—new name recognition strategies
    • Communications strategies including development and implementation of media outreach including web, social, print and advertising; assessment of current and potential audiences to include outreach strategies accordingly
  • Oversee and implement along with the Executive Vice President and the Director of Development LMCC’s Sustainability Plan
  • Build collaborative relationships with key LMCC staff, serving as LMCC’s ambassador in building an ambitious institutional advancement program internally and externally
  • External relationship building to initially focus on foundation fundraising, as well as, corporate partnership development
  • Strong Board interaction including cultivation of new Board Members
  • Effectively communicate and present LMCC’s mission and programs to potential funders, sponsors, and other important constituents



  • 8-10 years of demonstrated success with leading and enhancing an institutional advancement program
  • Bachelor’s Degree; an advanced degree is highly desirable
  • Demonstrated success as a manager; expert leadership qualities in goal-setting, strategic thinking, communication and empowering of staff
  • Proven track record in developing fundraising strategies, in collaboration with marketing and communication, to align with institutional vision including securing foundation and corporate relationships
  • Strong interest in the mission of LMCC with a commitment to the overall goals of the organization
  • Demonstrated success in securing large grants and exceeding fundraising goals
  • Developing partnerships with media and creating press opportunities a plus
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal and networking skills with large groups and individuals; strong team player, collaborator, politically astute
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills preferably about the arts; comfortable in highly visible role with potential funders, corporate partners/sponsors, community leaders, etc., to persuasively tell a compelling story about LMCC
  • Experience with strong Board interaction
  • Proficiency using Apple computers: Microsoft Office, Asana or other task management tools, Salesforce or other databases and a variety of social media strategies and tools



Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with experience

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to building a culturally diverse and equitable environment, and strongly encourages interest from people of color and women.

LMCC has retained the services of BSBSearch. Please email a cover letter and resume in confidence to:

Barbara Brown
Managing Director



LMCC Internship Program

LMCC’s Internship program provides an ideal setting to gain an “out of the classroom” experience in the arts. LMCC connects you to a robust network of professional connections to successfully prepare you for a career in a variety of non-profit arts settings. Whether you are in college, a recent graduate, or a young adult looking to make a career transition, our 25 person staff is ready to share their knowledge and experience with you.

LMCC provides meaningful opportunities for individuals interested in gaining hands-on experience in the arts and culture sector, from the perspective of a leading non-profit organization in New York City. Interns learn about and participate in the planning, execution, and reporting processes related to LMCC’s activities in a broad range of areas including communications, branding, fundraising, events management, non-profit finance, and administrative and operations activities.

Interns are paired with a staff member to concentrate on their internship focus, where they will gain exposure to all departments in our collaborative-minded office over a 4-month period.

Internships are for approximately 4 months for an average of 20 hours per week, including supporting evening and weekend events. A travel stipend of $125 per month will be provided for the duration of the internship. The start/end dates of the program are flexible and should be agreed upon between the intern and their supervisor prior to the start of the internship.

Internship Focuses: 
Listed below are the many different internship focuses available to choose from, you can apply up to three focuses on your application. Based on your internship focus, you will be paired one-on-one with a staff member at LMCC to contribute your knowledge, apply your skills, and deepen your interests and find new ones too. Our open office plan and frequent collaboration across departments, also makes the perfect environment to gain an understanding of the entire organization. Visit the application form here to learn more about each focus.

  • Artist Residencies (not available Summer 2017)
  • Grantmaking Programs
  • Capacity Building & Community Initiatives
  • Public Programs (not available Summer 2017)
  • Festival Administration (not available Summer 2017)
  • Nonprofit Finance & Operations
  • Institutional Giving & Government Relations
  • Events
  • Communications
  • Impact Measurement
  • Design & Media

Internship Cycles:

Summer 2017
May 1 – August 31, 2017
Priority Application Deadline: March 27, 2017
Fall 2017
September 5 – December 22, 2017
Priority Application Deadline: July 31, 2017

How to Apply:
Submit an online application with a cover letter & resume here. Applicants may apply up to three of the internship focuses for consideration. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, however we strongly recommend applying by the priority application deadline. We apologize that we are unable to respond to applications unless a candidate is being considered for an interview. For more information, please visit us on our website. Any questions may be sent to No phone calls please.