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Grants Assistant

Staten Island Arts, August 2021


Background

Staten Island Arts (SIA) was founded in 1992 as a grassroots arts collective by working artists and arts administrators who regarded a local arts agency as an essential tool in community-based cultural development. SIA’s mission is to foster art, community, and culture from shore to shore. 

SIA’s programming and services make the arts accessible to every member of the community; support and build recognition for artistic achievement; and provide artists, organizations, and arts educators with the technical, financial and social resources to encourage cultural production. SIA is proud to spotlight the unique character of our local cultural resources so that they can be appreciated by a wider audience.

SIA is establishing a new position of Grants Assistant for its cornerstone cultural funding program. The Grants Assistant will support the administration of Staten Island Arts’ publicly funded re-granting programs for individual artists, collectives, and arts & cultural organizations. The ideal candidate will have a passion for supporting artists and cultural organizations, an active practice or background in art making, and a working understanding of the NYC cultural landscape. This position plays an integral role in the administration of a durational program, and is a terrific opportunity for an early-career cultural administrator to support an impactful organization in a significant time of growth. 


The Grants Assistant is a part-time position, working closely with and reporting to the Grants Administrator. This role will also work collaboratively across departments, and serve as a public-facing support role for Staten Island artists, collectives, and small arts organizations. 


Key responsibilities 

  • Work closely with Grants Administrator, prospective applicants, and applicants in all aspects of the grant making process, including but not limited to: grant application seminars, grant writing, project budgeting, work sample creation, application draft reviews, and online submissions.
  • Provide support in the administration of panel deliberation meetings: work with Grants Administrator to ensure the proper dissemination of panel materials; nominate panelists; provide thorough note-taking at meetings.
  • Provide assistance with grant application vetting and review process.
  • Assist Grants Administrator throughout the grants process, including but not limited to: creation of contracts, review of final reports, advise on project issues, and social media/marketing assistance.
  • Help in the production of annual Grants awards ceremony and other grantee-focused events.


Qualifications 

  • Working knowledge of Staten Island’s vibrant arts and culture landscape.
  • Proficiency in reading comprehension and a basic understanding of grantmaking/writing.
  • Experience in cultural project management, either in a programmatic or support capacity.
  • Presentation and feedback skills.
  • Service-minded: curious, open, patient, communicative, and passionate about the necessity of engaging populations of varying cultures.
  • Strong computer and phone skills: Full MS Office suite, Adobe (Acrobat), social media, and online third party software.
  • Proficiency in a second language is a plus.


Compensation

This is a part-time, year-round position, with a time commitment of 20 hours a week and an hourly rate of $25. Hours can be flexible and will include some evenings and weekends. At this moment, most work at SIA continues to be done remotely with the intention to return to in-person work fall 2021.


Requirements/Other

Staten Island Arts is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider all candidates for employment regardless of race, color, sex, age, national origin, creed, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or political affiliation. We strive to build a staff and board that reflects the diversity of our artist constituents and community partners from Staten Island as well as the wider community of our citywide partners. 

Staten Island Arts is committed to addressing issues that hinder the growth and development of our communities. Through our programs and partnerships, we work actively to heighten awareness of systemic racial, socio-economic and cultural inequities and take action in addressing these issues. We maintain an inclusive attitude and environment and expect that our staff and partners align with and celebrate that spirit. 


Application Instructions:

Please submit a cover letter that expresses your qualifications and interest in this position. Combine your cover letter and resume in one PDF and email to careers@statenislandarts.org with the subject “Grants Assistant Position.” No Phone Calls, please. Applications accepted until the position is filled, with a desired early October start.

Grants Assistant

Staten Island Arts, August 2021


Background

Staten Island Arts (SIA) was founded in 1992 as a grassroots arts collective by working artists and arts administrators who regarded a local arts agency as an essential tool in…

Details at a Glance

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

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Staten Island, NY
Associated Location
Staten Island, NY, USA

How to Apply

Please submit a cover letter that expresses your qualifications and interest in this position. Combine your cover letter and resume in one PDF and email to careers@statenislandarts.org with the subject “Grants Assistant Position.” No Phone Calls, please. Applications accepted until the position is filled, with a desired early October start. 

Please submit a cover letter that expresses your qualifications and interest in this position. Combine your cover letter and resume in one PDF and email to careers…

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