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Development Associate at Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival

Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival (HVSF) has undergone tremendous artistic and programmatic evolution in recent seasons under the leadership of Artistic Director Davis McCallum and Managing Director Kate Liberman, including the infusion of new and contemporary works for the stage, transfers of HVSF productions to peer theaters, and a major investment in community engagement and art-making initiatives. HVSF is now laying the foundation for its next phase, offering its artists and audiences in the Hudson Valley region a source of inspiration and optimism as they look to the post-COVID era together, designing and building its first-ever permanent home. HVSF will be transforming from a seasonal festival to a year-round cultural anchor in the region. To learn more about the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival and its mission, click here.

HVSF seeks a highly motivated, skilled Development Associate starting to support the team at this exciting point in the Festival’s history. They will help to manage workflow for both the annual fund and the capital campaign by supporting the Director of Development and the Executive Team as they continue to work remotely on the transformational project of HVSF’s new home. This position will be part-time, remote at the current time with the expectation of eventually transitioning to full-time, in-person work.

Instructions to Apply
HVSF is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to building a culturally diverse and equitable
environment and we strongly encourage applications from BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color)
Candidates. Please submit a cover letter and resume via email to L. Michelle Palmour, Director of
Development, at [email protected]

For more information:

Director of Development & Marketing

The Albany Symphony celebrates our living musical heritage through brilliant live performances, innovative educational programming, and engaging cultural events, enriching a broad and diverse regional community. By creating, recording, and disseminating the music of our time, the Albany Symphony is establishing an artistic legacy to reshape the nation’s musical future. To learn more about the Albany Symphony and its mission, click here.

The Director of Development & Marketing is responsible for planning, managing, and the team’s execution of fundraising, audience development, and communications functions of the Albany Symphony. Working closely with the executive director, other staff colleagues, and the Board of Directors, the Director of Development & Marketing is the key driver of the organization’s efforts to generate revenues in support of its mission. This position is full-time, reports to the executive director, and supervises a team of four full-time staff members. The Albany Symphony provides a fast-paced and collaborative environment and welcomes candidates from ALAANA communities.

To Apply: Send your resume and a cover letter describing how your qualifications make you a
a strong candidate for this position to Anna Kuwabara, [email protected]

For more details:

Freelance Sketch Artist

Hyde Park Mouldings, Inc.

– Strong portfolio of organic shaded drawings (leaves, flowers, fruits, wild life, etc.)
– Basic understanding of the five orders of classical architecture
– Basic understanding of ornamental decorative elements such as egg and dart; dentil molding; fluting; reeding, etc.
– Digital drawing tablet experience preferred

– Long Island residents preferred #LI

How to Apply: Email resumes, examples of your work, and hourly rate to [email protected]


Social Media Manager

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

The Social Media Manager is responsible for researching, developing, editing, and publishing original content for Cooper Hewitt’s social media channels. Reports to the Director of Communications & Marketing and may monitor the performance of contractors and interns.

Major Duties:

Original Social Media Content Production:
• Creates original social media content suitable for publishing across all Cooper Hewitt social media platforms and channels. Content is informative, educational, entertaining, and engaging while supporting the mission and goals of Cooper Hewitt and the Smithsonian Institution.
• Original content may include but is not be limited to, writing, photography, videography, and audio production for publishing to Cooper Hewitt’s social media channels.
• Collaborates with the Communications and Marketing team members and other Museum departments, to create unique social content products (e.g. Instagram Stories, blogs, and short videos) and other social media experiences.

Content Editing:
• Collaborates with different departments to edit Museum content for publishing to the Museum’s social media channels (e.g. Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and Youtube).

Content Planning and Strategy:
• Assists in the execution of a comprehensive social media content strategy under the direction of the Director of Communications and Marketing, and in collaboration with Museum stakeholders, to ensure its effectiveness.
• Build an effective editorial calendar based on current and future Museum exhibitions and programs that is timely, relevant, and reflective of the Museum’s, mission, goals, and vision. Creates storyboards and narrative arcs to plan content for live video series on Facebook and Instagram.


• Expertise as a social media content writer for diverse audiences using current and emerging technologies and multimedia content formats.
• Experience in an organization focused on Art and Design or cultural institution, using social media as a storytelling tool.
• Experience in an organization focused on Art and Design or cultural institution approaching difficult and sensitive topics in a social media setting that include subjects like race, social justice, and identity. Ability to use such topics to empower Cooper Hewitt’s audiences to contribute to a national dialog on design and art history and culture, race, and identity by including both difficult, diverse, and inclusive stories.
• Ability to serve as a writer, or producer of original digital content for a museum, blog, or cultural institution with a diverse audience with a focus on education, history, culture, and the arts.
• Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a team member in an environment that promotes and supports continuous change.
• Generate, edit, publish and share daily content (original text, images, video or HTML) that builds meaningful connections and encourages community members to take action.
• Ability to set up and optimize company pages within each platform to increase the visibility of Cooper Hewitt’s social content.
• Demonstrated experience with basic photo editing (Canva, Pixelmator, Photoshop).
• Demonstrated ability to communicate with audiences in a competent and professional manner.
• Demonstrated ability to learn and subsequently use new software tools and systems.
• Exceptional written and verbal communication skills and attention to detail.
• Possess interpersonal and team-building skills to establish and maintain productive relationships in a multi-cultural environment. This includes the ability to function within a team of diverse skill-sets that includes museum curators, researchers, educators, content producers, designers, developers, and analysts.

TEMPORARY APPOINTMENT: One-year full-time appointment that may be extended beyond the one year (based on performance and budget).

• Telework is required through December 31, 2021 (and maybe extended).
• Permanent Duty Station is 2 East 91st Street, New York, NY 10128 (must be available to report to this location January 1, 2022).

SALARY: $61,742

TIAA 401k
Life Insurance (including Optional Life Insurance)
Voluntary Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance
Long Term Disability
Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield)
Dental (Delta Dental)
Vision (Vision Services)
Flexible Spending Accounts
Commuter Benefits
Annual Leave (13 days)
Sick Leave (13 days)
Federal Holidays (10 days)
Family-Friendly Leave
Family-Friendly Workplace
Telework+Alternative Work Schedules
Historic and landmark offices/library and garden (New York)
Design Library
Curatorial Talks and Tours (Cooper Hewitt)
92Y Fitness Center
Employee Assistance Program
Smithsonian Network
Museum Shop (employee discount)
Free Admission to most NYC museums
Smithsonian Discounts #LI-DNI

How to Apply: Please submit a cover letter and resume (addressing qualification requirements) to: [email protected]

Director of Foundations Relations

Director of Foundations Relations

About Americans for the Arts:
Americans for the Arts builds recognition and support for the extraordinary and dynamic value of the arts and serves, advances, and leads the network of organizations and individuals who cultivate, promote, sustain, and support the arts in America. The vision of Americans for the Arts is that the arts are recognized as integral to the lives of all people and essential to healthy, vibrant, and equitable communities across the nation. Founded in 1960, Americans for the Arts is the nation’s leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education. Americans for the Arts has headquarters in Washington, DC, and a second office located in New York, NY.

Pod Summary:
The Resource Development Pod is responsible for generating the contributed revenue necessary to sustain the organization’s programs and operations and for developing key relationships that heighten the visibility; deepen the influence; and increase the access of Americans for the Arts to sources of future support. Pod members work to cultivate new as well as steward existing connections with foundation and corporate leaders; government funders; individual patrons; artists; and other influential thought leaders and to collectively leverage those relationships in service of the organization’s mission to advance the arts and arts education.

Team Summary:
The Development team is responsible for generating contributed revenue, building and sustaining relationships with individual, corporate, foundation, and government donors to generate the funds necessary to support Americans for the Arts’ work. Development team members partner closely with program staff throughout the organization as well as volunteer solicitors, including board members and other donors, on the fundraising effort. Overall, Development team responsibilities include strategy development; prospect research and identification; relationship building; volunteer management; proposal and report preparation; gift processing and acknowledgment; donor benefit fulfillment; and donor stewardship.

The Development team raises both unrestricted and restricted revenue and is organized to meet those objectives. There is a unit that focuses on unrestricted revenue whose work concentrates on individual donors to the Annual Fund and there is an institutional giving unit whose work focuses on restricted revenue and works primarily with corporations, foundations, and government donors.

Position Summary: 
The Director of Foundation Relations plays a key role in Americans for the Arts’ institutional giving program, helping to develop and implement an overall fundraising strategy to secure new and renewed funding in support of Americans for the Arts’ mission and goals. She/he/they is part of a three-person Institutional Giving unit and is responsible for generating approximately $2.5 million in annual contributed revenue from foundations and government funders. He/she/they manages a portfolio of 75 to 100 prospects and concentrates on five to six-figure gifts. The Director carries the primary responsibility for stewarding existing relationships while continuing to grow his/her/their portfolio through the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of new foundation and government prospects.

This position reports to the Vice President of Development and works closely with the executive office and program staff throughout the organization. The Director works across multiple program areas within Americans for the Arts, identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding foundation and government funders in support of a broad array of programs and services.

The Director helps to set annual benchmarks for the institutional giving program and to develop and implement a comprehensive strategy that addresses current fundraising needs while building support for future work. The Director also represents Americans for the Arts at donor meetings and at functions, where appropriate. Some travel and evening work is required.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Key duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

• Identify, qualify, cultivate, and solicit new foundation and government prospects while overseeing the stewardship of existing donors.
• Develop and implement a clear annual plan for moving prospects along a path to secure and/or increase grants, utilizing personal visits, meetings, proposals, and other forms of outreach as appropriate.
• Write customized letters of inquiry, grant proposals, and concept papers; prepare local, state, and federal government grant requests and responses to RFPs.
• Write interim and final progress reports as well as other stewardship reports for donors; collaborate with finance and program staff colleagues to prepare these materials.
• Work closely with program staff to package ongoing programs and services and develop concepts and cases of support for new initiatives; this requires ongoing effort to build and maintain a thorough knowledge of Americans for the Arts’ priorities and activities.
• Play a key role in coaching program staff in how to effectively cultivate new as well as steward existing donor relationships; assign and manage prospects to program staff and support program staff in their ongoing work with those prospects; this work includes facilitating meeting logistics and follow up; preparing advance background briefings for meetings, creating contact reports, coordinating future action steps, etc.
• Support executive staff, Resource Development Committee/Board members, and volunteers in their engagement of foundation and government donors and prospects.
• Help manage administration of current grants, including tracking proposal submission and reporting deadlines, updating internal financial tracking and audit reporting systems, collecting information from program staff, working with the finance department on grant expense reconciliation and reporting, and maintaining donors’ hard and electronic files.
• Participate in regular monthly prospect review meetings (meetings held for each department within Americans for the Arts).
• Collaborate with the Vice President of Development to project foundation and government income for the organizational budget; quarterly budget update reports; and resource development committee work as needed.
• Tracks personal assignments and activities utilizing development database systems, ensuring that assigned action steps are completed and regularly updated.
• Stay up to date on current trends in foundation and government giving and engage in trainings and professional development opportunities as appropriate.
• Support organizational events as necessary and participate in departmental and organizational planning and organization-wide committees.
• Participate/represent development as core member of cross-program teams assembled for major initiatives.
• Represent Americans for the Arts in donor meetings and on solicitation calls.
• Assists with other departmental projects and related work as assigned by the Vice President.

• A minimum of five (5) years of development experience, with at least two (2) years of foundation work; demonstrated track record of success in securing five- and six-figure grants and in developing effective, compelling sponsorship packages and proposals.
• A positive attitude and an earnest interest in providing quality customer service to our members, stakeholders, and partners.
• Ability to maintain healthy interpersonal relationships.
• Bachelor’s degree preferred.
• Database experience required, experience with NetForum a plus.
• Entrepreneurial self-starter with the ability to work both independently with minimal supervision and as member of a team.
• Excellent attention to detail and problem-solving skills, including ability to anticipate problems and use judgement appropriately to plan solutions.
• Excellent customer service skills.
• Excellent interpersonal, mentoring, and coaching skills; supervisory experience a plus.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills.
• Knowledge of and/or an interest in the arts and arts education; experience working in the research, advocacy, community development, and policy arenas a plus.
• Strong organizational, team leadership, and time-management skills, proven ability to plan, meet deadlines, and efficiently manage multiple tasks and priorities under tight time constraints.
• Strong Personal Computer (PC) skills, including Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint); Adobe; online prospect research tools including FC Search, Instrumentl, iWave, etc.; a basic knowledge of any Content Management System (CMS) and PC troubleshooting.

Working Conditions:
• This position is eligible to work from our Washington, DC or New York, NY offices.
• This position works 37.5 hours per week Monday through Friday around core business hours (10:00 am – 4:00 pm ET)
• Some travel may be required

Cultural Equity Competencies:
Americans for the Arts acknowledges the existence of systemic and structural biases and believes it is necessary to be strategic and intentional in pursuing cultural equity in all aspects of governance, operations, and programming. As an employee, you are expected to:

• Pursue substantive learning to achieve greater cultural consciousness by attending at least one Americans for the Arts Learning Lab per quarter and/or other professional development opportunities.
• Support adoption of best practices to create a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive work experience for colleagues and external partners.
• Strive to consider the people, places, and cultures that might be missing from your work and look for opportunities to increase inclusivity in all the work you do.
• Support the mission and vision of Americans for the Arts in all interactions with colleagues, members and stakeholders.
• Encourage colleagues and external stakeholders to advance cultural equity by adhering to the standards outlined in the Staff Values & Behavior Agreement in all interactions.

Equal Opportunity Employer:
Americans for the Arts believes that one of its greatest strengths is the rich diversity of its staff.

We provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, creed, gender and gender identity or expression, age, mental or physical disability, medical condition, including pregnancy and childbirth, religion, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, ancestry, genetic information, political belief or activity, veteran or military discharge status, or any other basis protected by local, state or federal law and regulations under Title VII.

The policy applies to all employment practices, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, training and development, promotion, transfer, termination, layoff, compensation, benefits, social and recreational programs, and all other conditions and privileges of employment in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws.

All employees have the right to work in a workplace that is free of discrimination. Any person who believes they have been subjected to discrimination of any kind should contact their immediate supervisor or Human Resources. All complaints will be thoroughly investigated and any person violating this policy may be subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination. The law prohibits retaliation against any employee for reporting discrimination or perceived discrimination, or for participating in an investigation of incidents of discrimination or perceived discrimination.

• Twelve days paid vacation first two years of employment, 15 days in the third year, and 20 days in the fifth year and beyond with the ability to carry over your full year’s vacation to the following year
• Twelve sick days per year with the ability to maintain up to 20 days in your accrual balance
• Paid Volunteer time off
• Individual HMO Advantage health insurance, dental and optical with the option to upgrade to a PPO or add dependents
• Healthcare, Dependent Care and Transportation pre-tax flexible spending accounts
A full list of benefits can be found on our website at: #LI-DNI

How to Apply:

Executive Assistant to the Deputy Director for Art and Director of Curatorial Affairs

Curator, African Art
We seek an exceptional communicator and scholar to oversee our curatorial program in the Arts of Africa. The successful candidate will be an engaged curator/scholar with a commitment to our mission and have a proven ability to conceptualize original, canon-expanding, and timely collection and loan exhibitions.

The Curator, African Art plays a key leadership role on our curatorial team and serves as an institutional ambassador, actively engaging with collectors and patrons, professional colleagues, partner institutions, and communities in Africa and in Brooklyn. This is an exceptional and timely opportunity: we are currently in the planning stages to establish a new, permanent gallery dedicated to our renowned collection of African artworks and have already raised significant support for this project.

The Brooklyn Museum has one of the largest collections of African art in the United States, numbering over 5,000 objects and works of art. The collection focuses primarily on historic works from Western and Central Africa, with additions from Southern and Eastern Africa, and includes some contemporary art from across the continent. The Museum’s groundbreaking 1923 display of 1,500 works remains one of the largest exhibitions of African art ever mounted. The collection offers many opportunities for scholarship, reinterpretation, and innovative display.


Advanced degree in art history or a related discipline such as Africana studies, anthropology, or history, with a strong knowledge of historical material; Ph.D. or commensurate experience preferred
At least five years of experience at a museum, arts non-profit, or other cultural organization, as well as a record of publication
Excellent writing and compelling presentation skills
Collaborative leadership skills, with the ability to work effectively with the entire Museum team
Strategic thinking and vision to bring our collections alive and excite others in the process, including Board members, donors, and press
Deep commitment to engage a wide and diverse audience in innovative and exciting ways


Assess and rethink our extensive holdings of African art to organize an innovative reinstallation of the entire collection for a new gallery space
Research and interpret the collection and participate in cross-departmental exhibitions, installations, and publications, in collaboration with the full curatorial team
Conceptualize and produce innovative, canon-expanding exhibitions, both for exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum and for travel to other venues
Work with the Shelby White and Leon Levy Director and the Deputy Director/Chief Development Officer to raise support for the new galleries and attract major transformational gifts to build the collection
Collaborate with our social media team to promote new acquisitions and collection-related activities and initiatives, to increase media attention and audience engagement
Lead scholarly research and writing on the history and interpretation of objects and further research, update and expand the collection database for online use
Advocate for public and educational programming to increase the visibility of the Arts of Africa collection and generate public interest
Respond to collection inquiries and loan requests as needed
Work with the Conservation team to address and remedy specific preservation issues

Department: Arts of Ancient Egypt, Africa, and Asia

Reports to: Director of Collections and Curatorial Affairs

Position type: Full-time

Union status: Non-union

FLSA status: Exempt

Schedule: 35 hours per week, Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm

Apply online:

Start date: Immediately

Executive Assistant to the Deputy Director for Art and Director of Curatorial Affairs

Executive Assistant to the Deputy Director for Art and Director of Curatorial Affairs
We seek a high-energy, organized, and hard-working Executive Assistant to offer critical administrative support to the newly appointed Deputy Director for Art and the Director of Curatorial Affairs. The Executive Assistant will provide assistance in areas central to the Brooklyn Museum’s artistic mission. The individual will offer critical administrative support to both senior leadership positions, which are responsible for overseeing the art program including curatorial, exhibitions, registrars and art handling, conservation, exhibition design, libraries and archives, and publications, interpretation, and editorial services. The Executive Assistant must thrive in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment that is driven by mission, results, and community.

The Executive Assistant provides attentive, intelligent, intuitive, and proactive support, and will be required to meet deadlines and operate with a keen sense of balancing shifting priorities. They support a variety of day-to-day operations, including scheduling meetings and taking notes, assisting with programmatic needs, and handling office management including budget reconciliation and reporting. The work involves extensive communication and coordination among many departments and requires the flexibility to undertake time-sensitive projects and the skill to communicate effectively with project stakeholders, management, and other relevant parties. This position will handle confidential matters, requiring absolute discretion.


Bachelor’s degree in art history, curatorial studies, fine arts, museum studies, or a related field
At least three years of work experience in an executive office environment
Interest in the administrative and curatorial workings of an encyclopedic museum
Impeccable attention to detail and ability to follow procedures accurately
Strong written and oral communication skills
Skill in working collaboratively with diverse stakeholders
High degrees of professionalism and reliability, a willingness to learn, and a demonstrated history of taking initiative
Ability to balance multiple tasks and projects and assist the supported positions in maintaining their priorities, as well as diplomatic acumen
Excellent computer skills, especially Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
Excellent note-taking skills; experience with taking minutes a plus
Ability to work independently, seek out needed information in order to complete assignments, and prioritize tasks at hand
Cheerful and professional demeanor


Manage calendars for the Deputy Director for Art and the Director of Curatorial Affairs
Oversee scheduling of internal team meetings and those with external parties
Support with agenda preparation, presentations, and other materials for key meetings, and take notes during them
Coordinate and communicate frequently with the office of the Director and President/COO, and all other departments as necessary
Reply to routine telephone, email, and mail correspondence
Greet high-level donors, artists, and Trustees, and make them feel welcome
Plan logistics for VIP visits, including gallery operations, catering, and curatorial walk-throughs, and develop itineraries
Respond to loan requests and facilitate their completion
Help with the collection and organization of gifts and purchases of art for review; send declines as necessary
Assist with the development and organization of Collections Committee meetings, which occur four times annually, and take minutes during the meetings
Assist with departmental budget reconciliation and reporting
Conduct research on exhibitions, collections, or artists, as needed
Help oversee department interns
Organize and maintain administrative and curatorial files, in both electronic and hard-copy formats
Make travel arrangements for the Deputy Director for Art and the Director of Curatorial Affairs
Complete daily administrative tasks and additional responsibilities as assigned

Department: Curatorial

Reports to: Office of the Deputy Director for Art and the Director of Curatorial Affairs

Position Type: Full-time

Union Status: Non-union

FLSA Status: Non-exempt

Schedule: 35 hours per week, Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm

Apply online:

Start date: Immediately

School Programs Manager—Education

School Programs Manager—Education
We seek a forward-thinking education leader, strategic thinker, relationship builder, and experienced manager to join our team of passionate educators as our School Programs Manager (SPM). The SPM oversees K–12 school-based programs for students and teachers, working to both expand and deepen connections to our local schools as we strive to be the biggest, best arts classroom in Brooklyn. The ideal candidate is a creative, big-picture thinker and networker, building opportunities for our Education department and proactively communicating with education donors. They are an open-minded, strong collaborator, working with all departments within the Museum and committed to the professional development and mentorship of their staff. Finally, they are a passionate teacher, developing new methodologies and best practices for engaging youth, opening minds, and building skills.

The successful candidate will align our mission “to create inspiring encounters with art that expand the ways we see ourselves, the world and its possibilities” with a robust vision of our school programs to advance learning, participation, and engagement for children, teens, and educators, from diverse backgrounds and with diverse needs. The SPM exemplifies our ethos and commitment to inclusion, diversity, and social justice, and is instrumental in implementing our social justice–centered pedagogical approach to arts education. The Brooklyn Museum has long been a pioneer in the field of museum education and has developed a sophisticated approach to teaching art and art-making for visitors of all ages. The SPM is instrumental in furthering the Museum’s vision of fostering “courageous conversations as a catalyst for a more connected, civic, and empathetic world.” They will work with the Director of Education and the Museum’s Director to set strategies for ambitious growth, as well as measurable quarterly and annual priorities. The SPM also supervises full-time, union-affiliated educators and fellows, who function as both gallery instructors and program coordinators and works with their team to design and implement digital strategies that expand the ways the Museum engages students within its galleries, in school classrooms, in their homes, and in their lives beyond our walls.


Bachelor’s degree in art history, museum education, education, or a related field in the humanities; master’s degree preferred
Strong knowledge of museum education theory and practice
At least four years of experience in a museum setting, including planning and implementing relevant and creative object-based museum education programs for school audiences
Demonstrated excellence in gallery-based teaching with diverse audiences, including K–12
Strong understanding of the social and emotional needs of different stages of youth development
Excellent research, analytical, writing, and presentation skills
Experience supervising staff, entering and tracking payroll, managing budgets, and supporting marketing initiatives
Ability to work effectively and diplomatically with Museum staff, patrons, and representatives of community-based organizations
Reflective practitioner, who is capable of undertaking multiple projects simultaneously and balancing long- and short-term priorities
Familiarity with Brooklyn audiences and a critical dedication to social justice issues

Additional qualifications:

Experience with open and experimental teaching practices is a plus
Knowledge of New York City Department of Education offices and curriculum is preferred

Supervise full-time, union-affiliated Museum educators, fellows, part-time teaching artists and instructors, and interns
Oversee, evaluate, and support coordinators to ensure the successful implementation of their programs, which include School Partnerships, Guided and Self-Guided Gallery Visits, teacher professional development trainings, and ArtXchange for K–12 art teachers
Support major grant-funded initiatives tied to the reinstallation of our collection galleries, by developing trainings and resources that activate classroom learning through our collections
Develop collaborative relationships with teachers and administrators in the New York City Department of Education, based on shared goals and fiscal viability
Manage budgets, collect and share data, invoice and collect payments, and contribute to funding proposals and reports
Build relationships with K–12 schools, arts and youth nonprofits, and community-based organizations across NYC
Support the Museum Education Fellowship Program by mentoring fellows who are supporting School Programs, and contribute toward their training
Conceptualize, develop, execute, and publicize programs for special exhibitions, in partnership with Curatorial, Graphic Design, Public Information, and other departments throughout the Museum
Participate in Teaching Lab, our staff-led professional development series
Lead lessons for school audiences, including teachers and students, when necessary
Collaborate with Museum staff to strategize marketing initiatives that promote programming and services to schools
Partner with Development and other departments to build relationships with donors, and to develop grant proposals and reports
Contribute to scholarship in the field through presentations, publications, and workshops
Additional responsibilities and initiatives as needed

Department: Education

Reports to: Director of Education

Position type: Full-time

Union status: Non-union

FLSA status: Exempt

Schedule: 35 hours per week, Monday through Friday, 10 am to 6 pm, with evening and weekend work required

Apply online:

Start date: Immediately

Senior Institutional Giving Officer-Development

Senior Institutional Giving Officer—Development
The Senior Institutional Giving Officer is responsible for preparing and producing all documentation related to support from foundations and government entities for our operational and special project needs.


Bachelor’s degree
Three or more years of experience in grant writing and/or institutional giving
Excellent expository writing, research, copyediting, and communication skills
Ability to interact with funders and anticipate funder needs
Computer proficiency, including Microsoft Office and Raiser’s Edge
Familiarity with prospecting tools such as Foundation Directory Online
Understanding of complex budgets
Keen attention to detail balanced with excellent time management, ability to meet deadlines, and flexibility to adjust workflow in relation to priorities
Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
Results-oriented, with a passionate commitment to the arts and an appreciation for the Museum’s goals and mission

Prepare sophisticated, compelling funding proposals and decks
Handle key aspects of stewardship including writing direct reports and facilitating direct contact among program officers, directors, donor trustees, and government-agency staff
Conduct prospect research, prepare briefing materials and donor acknowledgments
Work with the Finance team to prepare budgets and reconcile accounts
Develop cultivation and solicitation strategies and evaluate existing methods, working closely with the Director of Institutional Giving
Help mentor the Institutional Giving Officer
Participate in short- and long-term strategic planning in order to meet fundraising goals
Develop and maintain a thorough working knowledge of the Museum’s mission and vision, as well as our collection, special exhibitions, educational offerings, and public programs, in order to effectively articulate our fundraising priorities to donors and prospects
Keep up-to-date with arts, cultural, and educational trends

Department: Development

Reports to: Director of Institutional Giving

Position type: Full-time

Union status: Non-union

FLSA status: Exempt

Schedule: 35 hours per week, Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm

Apply online:

Start date: Immediately

E-Commerce Manager

E-Commerce Manager—Merchandising
The E-Commerce Manager will work closely with the Director of Merchandising to develop our online Shop into a dynamic go-to location known for exclusive products, exciting artist collaborations, and items made by Brooklynites specifically for the Brooklyn Museum. The E-Commerce Manager creates and lead social media promotions and marketing campaigns, and is responsible for overseeing all aspects of our e-commerce strategy including overall sales, profitability, customer service, visual maintenance, operations, and inventory management.


Minimum of four years of college
Retail experience, preferably in e-commerce; experience in a gift, art, and/or museum shop is a plus
Knowledge of POS computer programs and ability to learn specific retail inventory computer systems
Computer skills including Word, Excel, and Photoshop
Facility with social media platforms including Instagram, Twitter, Facebook (including Shopping), and blogging
Excellent writing, organizational, and communication skills
Friendly attitude and great customer service skills
Ability to self-start and work well interdepartmentally and with staff at different management levels
Physical ability to work at computer stations for long periods and average manual dexterity as required for detailed work; ocasional lifting of boxes required

Manage all aspects of e-commerce for the Museum Shop, working with the Director of Merchandising to merchandise and grow online sales using Shopify
Work with departments across the Museum to oversee platform and design changes, implement new photography and copy, create and upload pages for new and current products and eliminate old products, monitor inventory levels and flag items to mark down, and suggest changes to product features
Manage web orders and work with stocking staff to expedite shipping and fulfillment and streamline procedures
Facilitate communication with web customers regarding refunds, voids, and more
Prepare monthly documentation on web Shop sales for our Finance department
Work with buyers and become familiar with our Shop’s current and upcoming inventory in order to make suggestions for the web, create stories, and manage online information for each product
Create campaigns in conjunction with our exhibitions and programs to feature related products and Shop events, and develop an e-commerce marketing calendar
Manage and grow our mailing lists and marketing channels by creating email blasts, promotions, web calendar listings, and online “pop-ups” and other limited events
Develop and grow our e-commerce presence on Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook, and Pinterest, in partnership with Marketing and Communications staff
Coordinate product and event images and copy for print and digital materials
Streamline shipping platforms and manage shipping supplies with stocking staff
Process trade orders and accounts receivable, as needed
Assist the Merchandise Information Manager with yearly physical inventory
Execute seasonal public relations and marketing strategies with the Director of Merchandising
Act as the point person for the Shop on other digital projects, as needed
Start date: Immediately

Department: Merchandising

Reports to: Director of Merchandising

Position type: Full-time

Union status: Non-union

FLSA status: Non-exempt

Schedule: 35 hours per week, Monday through Friday, 10 am to 6 pm, with some evenings and weekends as required to meet the needs of the Shop schedule

Apply online at:

Start date: Immediately

Assistant Director

Chase Contemporary seeks a full-time Associate Director for immediate hire. Chase Contemporary has two locations in the heart of Chelsea, New York, in addition to a location in East Hampton, and focuses on emerging and established gallery artists and secondary market works. The candidate must have at least four years of experience in a gallery, auction house, or other luxury goods sales experience. Candidates must have an existing collector base.

The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of sales and extensive knowledge of contemporary art so as to source and advise on potential acquisition,s and consignments. The candidate must be personable and professional; someone who is highly collaborative, energetic, & motivated. The ideal candidate is an individual who wants to be in a high-growth, start-up environment, who thrives in a fast-paced environment.

– Existing client base & industry contacts
– Experience with multiple sales channels; e-commerce, auction and private sales
– 4+ years professional experience in the art world
– Extensive knowledge of the art market, art history, valuation & authenticity
– Commercially minded, strategic and entrepreneurial mind-set
– Research and writing skills
– Must be flexible and proactive

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
– Client development and sales
– Planning and managing local and international art fairs
– Serving as artist liaison for multiple gallery artists
– Coordination of gallery exhibitions
– Working closely with the director to execute day-to-day operations and long-term goals of the business
– Drafting correspondences & reaching out to press to promote exhibitions and artists
– Researching new acquisitions and artists & writing content for website and other online channels

Compensation consists of a base salary + commissions. The work schedule would be Tuesday- Saturday from 10AM- 6PM #LI-DNI

How to apply: Please send a cover letter and resume to [email protected] with the subject line “Associate Director Application”

Starting Date: Immediately



Director of Visitor Operations & Engagement

Reporting to The Olana Partnership’s (TOP) Director of Visitor Operations & Engagement, the Visitor Operations & Engagement Manager (VOEM) manages part-time Visitor Operations and Engagement staff, day-to-day operations of the Visitor Center and other onsite visitor services in all weather and all seasons. The VOEM is responsible for providing excellent visitor services and an overall exceptional customer experience for all audiences and through all phases of the visitor experience. The VOEM oversees staff scheduling and the collection and reporting of admissions revenues and visitor data and performs administrative duties that support TOP’s larger engagement vision. This position is full-time, with the ability to work Fridays through Sundays a must.

• Primary responsibility for day-to-day Visitor Operations and Engagement staff and programs with the goals of ensuring visitor safety, education, and enjoyment in coordination with the Director of Visitor Operations & Engagement and NYS Parks Director;
• Manages, observes, and evaluates Interpreters and Visitor Services Associates in all front line visitor operations;
• Performs front line visitor operations as required, including outdoor/indoor touring in all seasons, walking/standing for an extended period of time, and driving an electric vehicle;
• Supports Director of Visitor Operations & Engagement in training of dialogic and other museum based interpretive models for interpretive staff;
• Coordinates all aspects of group/specialty touring, including staffing all school and education tours in cooperation with Education staff;
• Responsible for data entry using Ascent, Counterpoint, Humanity, and other necessary systems to support quarterly staff budgeting and reconciliation reporting for the Director of Visitor Operations & Engagement;
• Approves and edits daily time sheets and creates payroll documents bimonthly for HR;
• Communicates with Director of Visitor Operations & Engagement daily regarding all visitor feedback, accidents and inquiries, received both in person, from support staff and via phone and email;
• At the discretion of the Director of Visitor Operations and Engagement, participates in meetings focused on visitor operations and engagement, including weekly senior staff meetings, as required;
• Other duties as assigned.

• Bachelor’s Degree and two year’s experience in historic site or comparable customer service operations; a Master’s in a related field is a plus;
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite programs including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint;
• Strong interpersonal, organizational, written, and verbal skills;
• Must be available to work full weekends, Friday-Sunday;
• Valid driver’s license;
• Must be able to lift 30 pounds;
• Must be able to walk/stand for an extended period of time and willing to drive an electric vehicle. #LI-DNI

How to apply: send cover letter and resume to: [email protected]

Deadline: Mar. 31

Forman Festival of Words and Ideas ~ Director

The Forman Festival of Words and Ideas is a summer-long series promoting dialogue and discourse. It is a continuation of Forman’s commitment to educating life-long learners. The festival aims to gather innovative and intriguing minds to share their ideas. Many are writers, but the line-up may also include artists, musicians, political leaders, culinary experts and others with a unique view on our world. The target audience is the larger Litchfield county community. Forman is a non-profit charitable organization with a mission to educate students with a diagnosed learning difference- such as dyslexia or ADHD- preparing them for college and life. Forman develops the whole student, based on his or her unique learning profile, so that every graduate becomes an educated, confident, self-advocate throughout life. Proceeds from the Festival support student scholarship and financial aid.

Position: Director of the Forman Festival of Words and Ideas

Reports to: Forman Head of School

Job Description:

The primary function of this position is to develop an interesting and appealing summer literary/arts program that is successful and well attended. In collaboration with members of the Forman staff, the Director coordinates all aspects of planning and implementation of the program. This includes but not limited to scouting and securing interesting talent and presenters; coordinating the logistical requirements of the festival; budgeting and staffing; building local and community relationships; and promoting the festival. The Festival is a new endeavor for Forman and the Director should be entrepreneurial in nature and a self-starter. The goal is to start small and grow the program over the years.


· Play a lead role in formulating the aims and objectives of the program and establishing the frameworks for success.

· Recruit, book, and coordinate the talent (writers, artists, etc.), managing everything from initial contracts to event logistics.

· Coordinate with the CFO and business office to develop a budget, maintain fiscal records, and to ensure the financial soundness of the program.

· Build relationships with the local community and town officials ensuring the all health, safety, and permitting requirements are met.

· Develop a positive working relationship with contractors and companies that

would provide goods and services.

· Recruit, train, and supervise individual staff and volunteers, ensuring that all staff perform their duties with the highest level of professionalism.

· Collaborate with the Director of Communications to create print and online marketing materials for the program, and generate enthusiasm for and promote the program’s success.

· Plan and supervise site set-up and break down of each event, including such things as maps, signage, artist requirements, parking, and other logistical needs.

· Oversee the day-to-day operations of the program, troubleshooting potential problems, and managing any crises that might arise.

· Maintain a positive team atmosphere that includes staff, volunteers, talent, and festival attendees.

Common Qualification Requirements:

· At least 5 to 10 years in a relevant field (i.e. event management, hospitality, literary management, non-profit management, etc.)

· Knowledge and expertise of literary and/or artistic fields related to the festival

· Supervisory experience

· Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills, with a professional and empathetic approach

· Exceptional entrepreneurial and organizational skills

· Excellent oral and written communication skills

· Detail-oriented and able to work collaboratively

· Computer skills a must

· High-energy and enthusiastic about working in a festival atmosphere

Compensation: Competitive based upon experience. This is a part time position with the potential to grow in scope as the festival develops over the years.

For more information contact: [email protected]


Program Manager

After more than 125 years of producing profound transformations in the public realm of New York City and beyond, Van Alen Institute is refocusing its mission to create equitable cities through inclusive design. In an equitable city, every person is civically engaged, regardless of income or personal circumstances.

The Program Manager will support a range of projects in the northeast and will manage one of our most pressing initiatives, Neighborhoods Now, created in partnership with the Urban Design Forum to serve New York City communities affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Van Alen is dedicated to diversity and inclusion in our workplace. We are committed to reflecting the communities in which we work and encourage members of traditionally underrepresented populations to apply, including people of color, women, LGBTQ people, and disabled people.

Van Alen seeks a highly skilled and collaborative Project Manager, Programs to lead assigned community engagement and urbanism initiatives. Reporting to the Director of Programs, the Project Manager will work closely with communities to create public spaces that support social cohesion in New York City and the region at large. The Project Manager should be detail-oriented, a great communicator, and a strategic problem solver with experience managing budgets, timelines, and logistics. The Project Manager should have high levels of energy and initiative, a collaborative spirit, and experience engaging diverse stakeholders, from community members to government leaders.

Specific duties include but are not limited to:
• Develop and implement user research, participatory research, community engagement, and/or community organizing strategies, including data analysis and communication of related information
• Identify, develop, and collaborate with interdisciplinary design teams to create innovative solutions to pressing issues
• Manage diverse partners including community members, key partners, electeds, government administrations, and philanthropic organizations, ensuring all are informed, aligned, and excited as projects progress
• Oversee development of projects from initiation to completion, including development and monitoring of project scope, timeline, budgets, contracts, event management, developing agendas, run of shows, managing vendors, and supporting with outreach
• Draft RFQs, reports, scopes of work, and other communication materials for a diverse audience
• Collaborate with internal communications and development teams
• Oversee information tracking for project documentation, evaluation, and reporting
• Manage administrative and organizational tasks for each project such as arranging travel and accommodation, taking minutes, preparing research and documents, and maintaining records

• Bachelor’s degree and minimum five years of experience successfully developing, launching, and implementing urbanism projects
• Strong project management skillset with a demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities and projects, meet deadlines, and manage budgets with multiple funding streams
• Experience managing diverse stakeholders including community members, municipalities, philanthropies, and designers
• Experience with participatory design, urban planning, policy, design-thinking, community engagement or related field
• Experience with user research, participatory research, and/or community engagement practices
• Experience supporting and facilitating interdisciplinary design teams to develop innovative and compelling solutions
• Experience drafting content for a wide audience including reports, key-findings, briefs, and web materials
• Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to work well with staff at all organizational levels and to interact professionally with internal and external stakeholders in person and via telephone and email communication
• A commitment to advancing social equity and inclusive design
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, Salesforce, and

Please send your application to [email protected] with cover letter, resume, and writing sample in a single PDF with subject line “Project Manager, Programs: [Name].”

The salary range for this position is $65,000-70,000 annually. Generous benefits are provided at no extra cost to employee. Contribution is required for dependents. Van Alen is an equal opportunity employer.

For more information: www. [email protected]

Senior Writers

Senior Writers is a non-profit specializing in art history education using technology. Our main initiative is our website that educates art lovers by providing easy-to-read and no-nonsense information. The very best Art History info, packed tight and optimized for internet use. The website is now visited by 1.2 million monthly visitors, so it is an exciting time of growth for us.

We are looking for a few people that could help bring us to the next level of engaging an even bigger audience using the very best art history content.

Senior Writers:
We are looking for an expert/authority in modern art (and pre-modern roots of modern art) – someone to serve as writer of final content. Fairly strict requirements here as we are looking for a person PhD-level or similar with many years experience. Clear, concise breakdown of modern art artists and ideas must be accomplished within a limited budget for major research.

The position is freelance, approximately 10-20 hours per week, work from “home”. Communicate with Art Story staff via email and phone.

Please, please first: explore the structure and goals of our Artist Pages at and then, consider contacting [email protected]

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