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Operations Associate

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Issue Project Room
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Published 9 days ago

ISSUE Project Room seeks an Operations Associate to play a key role in furthering our mission to foster experimental projects by artists working across disciplines of sound, dance, film, performance, and literature. The Associate will assist the Executive Director & Chief Curator (ED/CC) in managing administrative, finance and operational matters and support the administration for ISSUE programs. The Associate will be a key member of ISSUE’s small, collaborative team, reporting directly to ED/CC. During the first month of employment the Associate will also work with outgoing Operations staff to receive training with existing systems.


Background

A pioneering performance nonprofit founded in 2003, ISSUE Project Room presents projects by interdisciplinary artists that expand the boundaries of artistic practice and stimulate critical dialogue in the broader community. ISSUE plays a vital role in NYC’s cultural ecology, facilitating the commission and premiere of new works and presenting a diverse array of artists working across sound, dance, film, performance and literature. Programming aims to bring recognition to artists whose important contributions fall beyond infrastructural boundaries of discipline or genre, elude audience expectations, or are otherwise underrepresented as a result of bias within the fields of art and performance, and broader histories of social and economic participation. Through the cultivation of innovative new work, ISSUE performs an essential research and development function that fosters a dynamic influx of ideas into the local, national, and international creative landscape. More info: issueprojectroom.org


Duties and Responsibilities:


Finance and Accounting

  • Manage record keeping for ongoing financial activities, and oversee accounting submissions to Bookkeeper
  • Distribute payments, assist with billing and banking
  • Collate records for the annual financial audit and other compliance activities
  • Assist with financial forecasting and expense tracking


HR Administration 

  • Assist the ED/CC & Bookkeeper with HR administration including payroll processing and the administration of employee benefit programs
  • Work with other staff to ensure appropriate paperwork, accurate coordination of hourly employees plus onboarding of interns/volunteers


Program Production

  • Ensure artists, partnership and co-production are properly contracted for performances
  • Make necessary logistical arrangements for artist travel, accommodations and create comprehensive itineraries for out-of-town artists
  • Contribute to program budgets through expense projection and subsequent reporting
  • Assist with Front of House activities for in-person events including, organizing required permits, managing licensing, coordinating concessions and in-kind donations, particularly around key events including the annual Benefit/Gala


Administration

  • Assist in the integration of independent contractors and maintain productive vendor relationships
  • Assist ED/CC and Bookkeeper in coordinating ISSUE’s business and liability insurance 
  • Assist in the management of the physical office environment 
  • Support other areas of administration, and operational exigencies that arise


Qualifications

  • The ideal candidate will be motivated and detail oriented, with a professional demeanor and a positive, proactive attitude. 
  • Ability to problem-solve and multi-task to meet multiple deadlines is important. 
  • Strong persuasive writing, interpersonal communication, and analytical skills.
  • Computer skills required, including fluidity with Microsoft Office and Google Workspace applications. 
  • Interest in contemporary performance practices, including music & sound art, is strongly preferred.
  • Prior nonprofit experience preferred but not required.


Compensation: $20/hr being gross pay of $25,000 per year assuming the work is 24 hrs/week


Job Type

This part-time permanent position requires an average of 24 hours per week. Hours for this part-time, permanent non-exempt position are to be determined in coordination with the ED/CC and will include office work during standard business hours. Scheduling is flexible, but will include a minimum of two fixed days each week. Some weekend and evening work may be required for events. The Associate will be responsible for tracking their hours.


The Associate’s employment will be in line with ISSUE’s Board approved Personnel Policy Manual.


ISSUE is committed to the health and safety of all ISSUE Staff, Artists, Contractors, and Partners. A stringent Covid-19 Health and Safety plan is in place to mitigate risk in any in-person interactions, such as use of ISSUE’s office space. The plan is reviewed and updated frequently and in accordance with CDC, OSHA, ADA, and all local, state, and federal Health and Safety requirements. 


ISSUE Project Room is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against our staff members or applicants for employment because of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, gender identity and expression, sex, age, disability, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, genetic information, or veteran or citizenship status provided they are qualified and meet the requirements for the job.


Proposed Start Date: June 1, 2021

ISSUE Project Room seeks an Operations Associate to play a key role in furthering our mission to foster experimental projects by artists working across disciplines of sound, dance, film, performance, and literature. The Associate will…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Part Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    June 1, 2021

Salary

Up to $25,000$20/hr being gross pay of $25,000 per year assuming the work is 24 hrs/week

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near New York, NY
Associated Location
140 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003, USA
Suite 503

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please email a cover letter and resume with the subject line “Operations Associate” to info@issueprojectroom.org. Candidates who advance through the interview process will be provided with a more detailed job description and may be asked to provide 2-3 references.

To apply for this position, please email a cover letter and resume with the subject line “Operations Associate” to info@issueprojectroom.org. Candidates who advance through the…

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