Associate General Counsel - Intellectual Property, Gifts, and Contracts

$180,000 - $187,000 yearly
  • The Juilliard School
  • 60 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023
  • Jul 10, 2024
Full time Legal

Job Description


The Associate General Counsel will be responsible for handling a wide range of matters including IP licensing and distribution; copyright and other intellectual property matters; non-profit tax matters such as the deductibility of donations and UBIT; data privacy; IT license, software, and service agreements; individual giving; gift vehicles such as family foundations and donor advised funds; corporate and individual sponsorships; exhibition loan agreements; transfer agreements; goods and services agreements; preparing and filing cy pres petitions; basic contract review; and a variety of other matters as directed by the General Counsel. One of the fundamental requirements of the position is an awareness and understanding of the obligations The Juilliard School has as a tax-exempt educational organization so that appropriate legal advice and representation is provided. 

The expected salary range for this position is $180,000 to $187,000. 

The salary is based on a number of individualized factors, including, but not limited to, skills, knowledge, training, education, credentials, areas of specialization, and scope of experience. Regardless of the number of years in practice, working for Juilliard will provide a learning experience filled with challenges and unique opportunities for growth as an attorney, a business person, and supporter of the performing arts.


Working at Juilliard

Founded in 1905, The Juilliard School is a world leader in performing arts education. The school’s mission is to provide the highest caliber of artistic education for gifted musicians, dancers, and actors from around the world so that they may achieve their fullest potential as artists, leaders, and global citizens.

Excellence and professionalism are important guides in how we go about our work, but we also connect to the mission as individuals in the workplace. We thrive because of our variety of backgrounds and our ability to be open and honest, and we also thrive because we enjoy each other’s company. We believe that each employee has the responsibility to help shape the Juilliard organizational culture, and we provide opportunities to participate in team-building throughout the year. Our organizational values focus on excellence, creative enterprise, and equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging.

We encourage you to read more about how we achieve our mission on our website, www. 


General Qualifications:

  • A desire to join a mission-driven higher education institution and in-house legal and compliance operation 
  • Knowledge of New York not-for-profit and education law, intellectual property and licensing law, gift giving, and federal tax exemption laws and regulations 
  • Experience in basic contract review 
  • Experience in government, an educational institution, a non-profit institution, or the equivalent 
  • The ability to work collaboratively with others in a team 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, the ability to multi-task, and manage multiple matters at once 
  • Excellent judgment and the ability to balance legal risks with business strategy 
  • The highest level of integrity and attention to servicing the institution 
  • A deep appreciation of the performing arts and a dedication to providing the highest caliber performing arts education


Required Qualifications:

  • A J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school and New York State bar admission 
  • 5+ years of experience 
  • Professional experience providing legal services to non-profit organizations, institutions of higher education, or cultural organizations is strongly preferred.


A cover letter expressing why you’re applying and a summary of qualifications for the position is required of all applicants. 


Nondiscrimination Policy:

The Juilliard School is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, national origin, or any other legally protected status.