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23 Jul 2021


Managing Director

Performing Arts Venue  New York, New York, United States

Job Description

NYC performing arts venue seeks an accomplished Managing Director to help guide a period of growth.

The organization presents works in multiple art forms, and will be expanding its programs in the next few years.

The ideal candidate will be an experienced leader and a dynamic ambassador who is comfortable representing the organization to audiences, artists, educators, funders, press, partner organizations and sponsors.

Experience running a busy cultural venue and producing live performances would be particularly valued, as would experience with multi-year budgeting and strategic planning.

The Managing Director should be outgoing and confident; a good listener, communicator and team player.

The Managing Director will partner with the Artistic Director (who will oversee programming and curatorial activities). Both positions will report to the Board of Directors. Prior experience working with a board will be very helpful for this position.

At least five years of progressively senior arts management experience are required, as are strong fiscal management skills, excellent writing and communication skills, and a track record of fundraising from private and public sources.

The Managing Director will need to raise funds for programs in multiple disciplines, and should have working familiarity with several performing arts genres. The ideal candidate should have prior experience asking for and receiving grants and gifts for programming and operations.

The ideal candidate will also have experience guiding and motivating administrative staff; working with a range of stakeholders, both within and outside of an organization; and hiring new staff.

A significant portion of the Managing Director’s work will take place onsite, but some work can be conducted remotely. Some evening and weekend work will be required. The Managing Director will need to attend a number of events on the organization’s behalf.

This is a full-time position; compensation will be commensurate with experience.

Candidates of color and LGBTQIA+ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply; applications from all qualified candidates are welcomed.


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Full-Time Job in Arts and Culture:
Managing Director
Performing Arts Venue
 New York, New York, United States

Job Categories: Arts and Culture. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: director, management, and performing arts. States: New York.

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