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The Counsel provides high level legal support to the General Counsel’s office.  Under the direction of the General Counsel, this attorney will assist in protecting Jazz at Lincoln Center's (JALC) legal interest and maintaining its operations within an evolving regulatory framework and in alignment with best practices. The Counsel will advise all levels of management staff. Counsel is responsible for identifying and analyzing legal issues, drafting key documents, maintaining confidentiality, presenting clear recommendations, and assuring compliance.  The Counsel performs a variety of complex tasks for which a wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected. She/he must possess a high level of trust, judgment, discretion, diplomacy and communication skills. 


Major Job Responsibilities

  • Provide strategic advice and serve as a resource on transactions, including contracts, intellectual property deals, social media, marketing, promotions, international, real estate and compliance matters;
  • Structure, draft, review and negotiate a wide variety of contracts, including, but not limited to, production, license, artist, tour, consultant, contractor, vendor, sponsorship, publishing, distribution, software, technology, media, various programmatic collaborations, residencies and lease agreements;
  • Create, review and update standard agreement templates in web-based platform for day-to-day operations;
  • Assess insurance requirements, in consult with the organization's insurance brokers/agents;
  • Work with the Staff Attorney and Legal & Administrative Coordinator to manage the process of digitizing or closing out contracts, maintaining JALC registered trademarks and other institutional documents.
  • Supervise Law Clerks, draft key summaries and handle special projects as assigned by the General Counsel.




  • Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school. Member in good standing to New York State Bar.

  • At least 2-5 years of relevant legal experience in a law firm or in-house, preferably within a non-profit or entertainment industry setting. Corporate or Intellectual Property experience is a bonus.

  • Demonstrated integrity and adhering to high ethical values in decisions and dealings with others.

  • Ability to build rapport and effectively liaise with internal clients, outside counsel and adversaries.

  • Flexible working style and responds calmly when under pressure.

  • Results oriented and capacity to work in a high paced, creative, multi-faceted business environment.

  • Handles confidential information using discretion, professional sensitivity and sound judgment.

  • Attention to detail and ability to multi-task without compromising interpersonal skills or optimal results.

  • Superior verbal and written communications skills, and able to create and lead power point presentations.

  • Strong computer skills, experience with MS Office, budgets and an aptitude for learning new technologies.

  • Knowledge of or keen interest in and appreciation of jazz and jazz culture is preferable.  


We offer a comprehensive benefits package, including generous vacation time, medical, dental and deferred compensation plans.  Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to careers@jazz.org. Please include Counsel in the subject line. Jazz at Lincoln Center is an equal opportunity employer.



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