New Brunswick Cultural Center
NEW BRUNSWICK CULTURAL CENTER
New Brunswick Cultural Center will be the premier arts and entertainment destination in the region.
To stimulate the cultural development and economic growth of arts and entertainment in New Brunswick through the enhancement, preservation, maintenance and effective administration of existing and future venues that service the primary constituent base of the New Brunswick Cultural Center and by nurturing viable arts, educational and entertainment organizations that reach the diverse communities of New Brunswick and the region.
New Brunswick Cultural Center, Inc. (NBCC)
NBCC is a non-profit organization established in 1982 to oversee the evolution, improvement, and expansion of the downtown cultural and entertainment district. It is an umbrella organization serving the broader interests of New Brunswick’s professional theater companies and associated cultural organizations and institutions, while providing asset management for facilities and real estate owned or leased by NBCC.
The mission of NBCC is to stimulate the cultural development and economic growth of arts and entertainment in New Brunswick through the enhancement, preservation, maintenance and effective administration of existing and future venues servicing the primary constituent base of NBCC, and by nurturing viable arts, educational and entertainment organizations that reach the diverse communities of New Brunswick and the region.
NBCC is currently a three-theatre complex: the State Theatre (1,800-seats); George Street Playhouse (350-seats); and Crossroads Theatre (300-seats). The performing arts organizations currently comprising NBCC include State Theatre Regional Arts Center, George Street Playhouse, American Repertory Ballet, Crossroads Theatre Company, and Rutgers Mason Gross School of the Arts.
The position of Executive Director is a unique opportunity for an innovative, emerging arts manager to lead this arts collaborative towards a smarter, more effective organizational structure. The position reports directly to the NBCC Board of Directors and is primarily responsible for carrying out the strategic plans and policies established by the Board.
As a result of ongoing organizational restructuring and new business model development, the Executive Director will work with NBCC’s consultant to evaluate recommendations for moving forward; develop and institute administrative policies and procedures; manage financial and physical resources of NBCC; oversee fund development; formulate policies and planning recommendations for a performing arts center; serve as primary liaison with leadership and management of NBCC affiliated performing arts organizations; manage day-to-day operations of the organization; develop and implement an aggressive timeframe for centralization of shared services among NBCC organizations; and, interface between NBCC and community.
In addition the Executive Director will implement a community arts plan developed in collaboration with Rutgers University to support community development and sustainability in neighborhoods city-wide through the encouragement of collaboration and partnerships within the arts community.
NBCC is planning for a redeveloped performing arts complex to transform New Brunswick’s cultural district into the region’s premiere entertainment destination. The transformation will rely structurally and operationally on a new business plan based on a performing arts center model. The plan envisions a vibrant, all-day, active environment of an extraordinary urban place and will propose solutions to satisfy the space needs vital to the long-term financial stability of the City’s cultural institutions while continuing New Brunswick’s renaissance through the development of a mixed-use facility.
Additional duties include: Overseeing the presentation of the annual free outdoor performing arts series, overseeing cooperative marketing efforts to build regional awareness of the arts in New Brunswick, assisting local artists and arts groups in developing and presenting their work and building the vision and voice of the local arts community through collaboration and entrepreneurial opportunities.