Full-Time Artist Coordinator
The Artist Coordinator (AC) works to advance Gibney’s presenting function and relationships as part of a coordinated Performance & Residencies team led by the Producer and in support of the Senior Director of Artist Development & Curation.
The Artist Coordinator works directly with the Producer and occasionally will assist the Senior Director of Artist Development & Curation with research.
The Artist Coordinator participates in the research, planning, and realization of every aspect of Gibney’s presented performances, providing direct support to the Producer through communication, tracking, and organizational tasks related to dance artists, their creative work and Gibney’s productions.
The Artist Coordinator facilitates the vision of the artists in close communication with the Producer and Senior Director of Artist Development & Curation in relation to the season artists of the Performance & Residencies Department.
Reporting to the Producer, the Artist Coordinator is a full-time, non-exempt position.
• Participates in meetings with artists, the Producer, Senior Director of Artist Development & Curation, and Producing Coordinator.
• Provides on-site and/or virtual support to the Producing Coordinator (PC) for department-specific engagements.
• Drafts and edits correspondence, contractual agreements and documents for season artists, as overseen by the Producer.
• Assists the Producer with application and panel processes for competitive programming.
• Provides written correspondence and on-site and/or virtual support for panel proceedings.
• Manages all payment requests for artist commissions, engagement honorariums, and box office cuts.
• Assists the Producer with creating and maintaining organizational documents and tracking.
• Supports the Producer and Producing Coordinator with ongoing tasks, projects, and events as needed.
• Pursues special projects to develop events and fosters collaborative relationships in the dance field and beyond.
• Introduces all public on-site and virtual events, acts as the host for Performance & Residencies programming.
• Coordinates and acts as the Performance & Residencies contact for accessibility in programming.
• Maintains highest level of communicational integrity across all aspects of program activity with artists and Gibney community.
Gibney is a growing organization and employees are often called upon to perform other duties essential to accomplish organizational goals and meet important deadlines.
Nonprofit Employment Consideration
Gibney is a mission-based nonprofit performing arts organization. Working in this sector can be personally rewarding, with intrinsic benefits and distinct opportunities for growth. However, the compensation will never match that of the private sector or more highly resourced art forms. Candidates for employment are advised to carefully consider their decision to work in this field before seeking or accepting a position at Gibney.
The model AC candidate will possess the following experience and qualifications:
• Knowledge of, and interest in, contemporary and experimental dance and performance.
• 2-3 years of experience working in arts administration.
• Experience working within cultural institutions.
• Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills.
• Excellent at and experience with speaking publicly and hosting events.
• Excellent administration and project coordination skills.
• Excellent computer literacy. Experience with Google Drive and Zoom required.
• Ability to prioritize and meet deadlines.
• Ability to problem-solve and comfortable with regular public speaking.
• Attention to detail, proofreading skills, and immaculate presentation of work.
• An understanding of the needs for confidentiality.
• Ability to work flexibly and cooperatively as part of a team and Gibney as a whole.
• Ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
• Availability to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends as appropriate.
The mission of Gibney is to tap into the vast potential of movement, creativity and performance to effect social change and personal transformation. Gibney’s vision is to deploy resources and bring together disparate communities to ignite a cultural renaissance that has ripple effects far beyond the studio and stage.
• Respect – we are inclusive, courteous, and thoughtful
• Advocacy – we are supportive, principled, and catalytic
• Responsibility – we are collaborative, responsive, professional, and empowering
• Action – we are resourceful, proactive, and entrepreneurial
These values are intrinsic to Gibney and guide how we work together and interact with our core audiences.
Equal Opportunity Statement
Gibney provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, the status of being transgender, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship or veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.
Full Time Permanent Job
Salary: $35 000 to $40 000
How to Apply
To be considered for the position, please send a resume and cover letter to:
Camille Byers Deputy Director of HR
The general salary range for this position is $35,000 – $40,000;
however, exceptionally qualified candidates will be considered at levels commensurate with their experience.
All expressions of interest and conversations will be held in the strictest confidence; references will not be contacted without the candidate’s permission.
Incomplete submissions will not be considered nor will submissions sent via postal mail or fax.
No phone calls, please.
Job Categories: Arts and Culture. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: artist, communication, coordinator, dance, and non-profit. States: New York.
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