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Deputy General Counsel Lincoln Center for the Performing Rights

JOB DESCRIPTION: Reporting to the General Counsel, the Deputy General Counsel provides support for the General Counsel of the world's leading performing arts center in all aspects of the organization's legal affairs.

Candidates MUST have significant Digital and Media experience.

Specific responsibilities include:

• Provide support to the General Counsel as legal advisor on performing arts and education related matters, with a focus on programming/production and digital media matters but also including a wide range of other matters such as facilities, fundraising and operations.

• Draft and review a wide variety of contracts to ensure that the best interests of the organization are served, including contracts involving artists, co-productions, consultants, contractors, licenses and rentals, corporate sponsorships, artistic commissions, concessions, information technology, media production, product development and distribution, and other matters within the core mission and ancillary businesses of the organization. Conduct and/or provide advice and assistance in contract negotiations.

• Serve as resource for non-legal staff on legal matters including contracts, labor and employment matters, company procedures, liability, intellectual property, and other matters.

• Coordinate with Associate General Counsel, the department's Paralegal/Executive Assistant, and a rotating staff of 1-2 in-house legal interns, and help manage a large and highly valued group of outside pro bono counsel, to ensure consistency of information flow, workload and work product.

• Sensitivity and responsiveness within time constraints, practicalities and realistic risks and assessments of issues that are presented and solutions offered.

• JD
• Member of NY State Bar.
• 7+ years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
• Excellent writing skills.
• Ability to communicate and relate legal issues to non-legal staff.
• Experience with non-profits and/or in-house.
• Appreciation for the arts a plus.

TO APPLY: Please send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to: humanresources@lincolncenter.org.

Lincoln Center is an equal opportunity employer.

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