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Community Programs Manager, Staten Island Arts

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Community Programs Manager,

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 Community Programs Manager. This staff member will play a lead role in supporting the work of Staten Island-based artists and nonprofit arts organizations by coordinating the organization’s services and developing programs and initiatives. This role will be part coordinator, part social justice advocate, and part programs curator working to establish free cultural programming developed in response to the needs and conditions of Richmond County. Programming will be a result of evaluation of the arts council’s most recent initiatives addressing racial and financial equity, creative placemaking, real estate development, disability, and audience development. 

The Community Programs Manager will maintain and develop relationships with local arts and community organizations as well as represent Staten Island with our city and statewide partners. Partnership development with key organizations and individuals, remaining current with issues facing the field, and finding creative ways to support artists and arts organizations are vital to the effectiveness of this position. 

The Community Programs Director reports to the Executive Director, supervises a seasonal part-time ArtSpace Assistant, and will be a key connector across departments, including Grants, Arts Education, Folklife, Marketing, and community partners across the borough and the city. 


Areas of Responsibility: 

Community-Based Programs

  • Working with the Executive Director, Deputy Director and program leaders, support the organization’s programmatic intersections to ensure their long-term and deepening impact; 
  • SIA’s ArtSpace: Oversee the curation, programming and staffing of the organization’s community ArtSpace; 
  • Technical Assistance Initiatives: Coordinate and conduct workshops and networking opportunities for artists and arts organizations to support their professional development; 
  • Facilitate, moderate and lead focus groups and other public conversations that explore the intersection of the arts and communities, and the role that culture plays in community building and engagement; and 
  • Implementation of Public Art projects: manage and implement public art projects and events, dependent on funding and organization alignment with project goals. 


Community Partnerships:

The Community Programs Manager supports collaborative programs with individual artists, arts organizations, cultural entrepreneurs, social service organizations, for-profit businesses, and other community partners. Work in this area requires a commitment to arts advocacy and an affinity for working with a culturally and politically diverse community – and, specifically, an overt commitment to racial equity and inclusion. Responsibilities include: 

  • Maintain existing and develop new partnerships that utilize community resources with city, state and federal government agencies, elected officials, local developers and business owners, nonprofit organizations (both cultural and other), and other unaffiliated groups that support and enhance SIA’s mission and programs;
  • Provide support and information for artists and arts and community organizations to foster a supportive network; and 
  • Advise individuals, organizations, and businesses interested in making connections with artists and arts organizations. 


Qualifications:

The ideal candidate has a background in project and/or program management. They are creative and flexible in their ability to lead projects that are responsive to the needs of stakeholders with varying perspectives, from multiple backgrounds. Emotional intelligence is of equal import to strategic thinking. They will be collaborative and comfortable both leading independently and working within the context of a small team environment. This is an excellent opportunity for an early-career cultural organizer to contribute to an established organization in a time of significant growth. 


The candidate should possess the following demonstrated attributes and abilities:

  • Experience creating and managing public programs or initiatives; 
  • Be a generous, supportive public-facing collaborator and supervisor; 
  • Possess a high degree of cultural competency; 
  • Lead with curiosity with an eagerness to learn; 
  • Knowledge of NYC’s cultural movements, especially on Staten Island;
  • Project management skills, including creation and management of project plans with aligned goals, deliverables and reporting; budgeting and budget management; clear communication among project stakeholders; and coordination across multiple partners and formats;
  • Ability to prioritize assignments, delegate effectively, and function independently;
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral; strong presentation skills;
  • Proficiency in multiple languages a plus; 
  • Computer savvy with broad knowledge of desktop and web applications (experience with spreadsheets; online workspaces, web and design software; and Patron Manager, or comparable CRM) and an ability to perform research; 
  • Technical competency and/or a willingness to learn; including simple lighting and Audio/Visual equipment; 
  • Ability to have a flexible schedule that includes the management of and attendance at evening and weekend events. 


Compensation:

This is a full-time, year-round, salaried position, with an annual salary in the low $50,000 range, plus benefits including health insurance, paid vacation, and holidays. At this moment, most work at SIA continues to be done remotely with the intention to return to in-person work early 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, using the subject line “Community Programs Manager Position.” No Phone Calls, please. Applications accepted until the position is filled, with an anticipated early October start.

Community Programs Manager,

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…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    October 1, 2021
  • Professional Level
    Professional

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, using the subject line “Community Programs Manager Position.” No Phone Calls, please. Applications accepted until the position is filled, with an anticipated 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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