Manager, Corporate Relations

Job Type

Full Time




425 Lafayette Street
New York
New York
United States


The Public Theater is seeking a highly organized, multi-tasking self-starter to join its exciting and engaged brand and marketing team as a Manager of Corporate Relations. Reporting to the Director of Corporate Relations this position plays a pivotal role in managing the daily relationship and activation needs of the institution’s corporate sponsors, partners and supporters and plays a key role in supporting the acquisition and retention of $2.5M in annual contributed revenue. Major partnerships include The Public’s highly visible Free Shakespeare in the Park program and its annual season of new theatrical productions at its landmark home at Astor Place in New York City.

This position will be both hands-on in executing exceptional service to our corporate sponsors “behind the scenes” as well as partner-facing relationship management. This requires both outstanding detail orientation as well as excellent interpersonal skills. You will join a marketing team that is deeply committed to advancing our mission of providing accessible art for all. 


·        Partnering with Director of Corporate Relations, manage and provide direct support on multiple corporate relationships, including prospecting, cultivation and brand alignment research, generating activation ideas and concepts, crafting proposal and presentation materials, contract negotiations and preparation

·        Manage the coordination and execution of contract deliverables and fulfillment including key communications to internal stakeholders, invitations, ticketing and hospitality, brand inclusion, placement and awareness, photos and visibility and proof of performance reporting

·        Manage on-site activations and events including coordination of materials, internal stakeholder communication, set-up and execution requirements, and proof of performance reporting

·        Manage and maintain up to date database files

·        Craft, proofread and edit proposals, applications, reports and other brand materials and documents as required


·        Minimum four years in corporate marketing (ideally in an agency setting), fundraising or relevant experience

·        Demonstrated success in the cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of corporate sponsors

·        Strong problem-solving, time management and multi-tasking skills, coupled with the ability to take initiative, work independently and with minimal supervision as part of a high-functioning team

·        Experience working with a broad range of leaders and in the training, managing and motivating of key volunteers and staff

·        Exceptionally detail-oriented, with organization and project management skills with the proven ability to handle numerous tasks and manage priorities, with appropriate follow-up and reporting activities while not losing sight of the larger picture

·        Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to convey complex concepts and procedures in simple terms

·        Excellent computer and database management skills with strong knowledge in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Adobe Acrobat Pro. Familiarity with the Tessitura database is a plus.

·        A positive and professional attitude and the ability to work calmly under high pressure activity

·        A willingness to work some evenings and weekends, especially in the summer

About The Public:

The Public Theater is theater of, by, and for all people. Artist-driven, radically inclusive, and fundamentally democratic, The Public continues the work of its visionary founder Joe Papp as a civic institution engaging, both on-stage and off, with some of the most important ideas and social issues of today. Conceived over 60 years ago as one of the nation’s first nonprofit theaters, The Public has long operated on the principles that theater is an essential cultural force and that art and culture belong to everyone. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Oskar Eustis and Executive Director Patrick Willingham, The Public’s wide breadth of programming includes an annual season of new work at its landmark home at Astor Place, Free Shakespeare in the Park at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park, The Mobile Unit touring throughout New York City’s five boroughs, Public Forum, Under the Radar, Public Studio, Public Works, Public Shakespeare Initiative, and Joe’s Pub. Since premiering HAIR in 1967, The Public continues to create the canon of American theater and is currently represented on Broadway by the Tony Award-winning musical Hamilton by Lin-Manuel Miranda. Their programs and productions can also be seen regionally across the country and around the world. The Public has received 59 Tony Awards, 169 Obie Awards, 53 Drama Desk Awards, 54 Lortel Awards, 32 Outer Critic Circle Awards, 13 New York Drama Desk Awards, and 6 Pulitzer Prizes. 

The Public is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Applicants from populations underrepresented in the theater field are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, familial status, sexual orientation, national origin, ability, age, or veteran status.

This is an Exempt position, according to the Fair Labor Standards Act and available immediately.

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