Public Art Assistant

Job Type

Full Time Temporary




1560 Broadway
Suite 800
New York
New York
United States


Times Square Arts, the public art program of the Times Square Alliance, collaborates with contemporary artists to experiment and engage with one of the world's most iconic urban places. Times Square Arts is a laboratory for contemporary art in the public realm - a place where ideas are tested and new possibilities explored. We work with artists and cultural institutions to create dialogues with Times Square and all of its physical and mythological manifestations. Times Square has always been a place of risk, innovation and creativity, and the Arts Program ensures these qualities remain central to the district's unique identity.


The Times Square Alliance, founded in 1992, works to improve and promote Times Square - cultivating the creativity, energy and edge that have made the area an icon of entertainment, culture and urban life for over a century. In addition to providing core neighborhood services with its Public Safety Officers and Sanitation Associates, the Alliance promotes local businesses; encourages economic development and public improvements; co-coordinates numerous major events in Times Square (including the annual New Year's Eve and Solstice in Times Square celebrations); and advocates on behalf of its constituents with respect to a host of public policy, planning and quality-of-life issues.


We are currently seeking an energetic, detail-oriented Public Art Assistant to help us administer the Public Art program. This role will report to the Public Art Manager for Times Square Arts and provide support to the entire Arts team, participating in the financial, filing, scheduling, contracting, press, marketing, submissions, contracting, event planning and execution processes, as well as assisting with research into prospective artists and partners.


This assignment is for a 6-month term (40 hours a week) with the possibility of long-term employment.



  • Experience with the following software:
  • Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook)
  • Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat)
  • Excellent communication, administrative and organization skills
  • Self-starter with strong collaboration skills
  • An energetic, creative and detail-oriented problem-solver
  • Ability to remain calm, professional and diplomatic under pressure
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and prioritize tasks
  • 2 years professional or intern experience
  • Demonstrated interest in and knowledge of visual and/or performing arts, design, and/or urban planning.

Level of Language Proficiency

Interested candidates should send a resume, 3 professional references with contact details, and a cover letter that demonstrates an understanding of our programs / projects and of the Public Art Assistant role.

Professional Level

Entry level

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply