Founded in 1972, A.R.T./New York assists over 400 member theatres in managing their theatre companies effectively so they may realize their rich artistic visions and serve their diverse audiences well. Over nearly five decades, A.R.T./New York has earned a reputation as a leader in providing progressive services to our members—from shared office and rehearsal spaces to technical assistance programs for emerging theatres—which have made the organization an expert in the needs of the New York City nonprofit theatre community. A.R.T./New York’s 400 member companies are the heart of what we do, and we provide them with four core areas of support, funding, training, space and connections.
A.R.T./New York seeks experienced candidates to fill the role of Co-Director on a new Executive Leadership Team. Aligned with our values, the two-director team will jointly oversee an annual budget of approximately $7,000,000, a full-time staff of 19 and a part-time staff of 31 delivering a growing slate of services to New York’s nonprofit theatre sector. Specific responsibilities and areas of focus will vary based on the skills and interests of each director, as discussed with board and staff during the interview process and finalized in collaboration between Co-Directors upon hiring. We are not looking for a unicorn who can be everything at once. We are looking for a leader excited to collaboratively originate a shared leadership model in which two partners’ complementary skills and passions contribute to achieving shared goals.
In our shared leadership model, two Co-Directors will partner in the responsibility of leading ART/New York. We expect the Co-Directors to take the first year of their collaboration to determine the distribution of responsibilities and find an appropriate balance between supporting one another and leading together and independently.
These responsibilities include:
- Lead the charge in championing nonprofit theater in New York City and throughout New York State
- Articulate and communicate the vision and strategic plan of the organization with input from members, staff, and board
- Ensure that values align across stakeholders
- Champion diversity, accessibility, and inclusion across the organization
- Advocate for our sector with elected and appointed government officials and through working with our lobbyist
- Set annual advocacy and departmental priorities in collaboration with members, staff, and board
- Foster collaboration between departments and manage teams
- Guide the development and review of communication strategies
- Maintain and manage the organization’s budget; develop and review fiscal management policies; set revenue goals
- Set grantmaking priorities and policies with Grants staff
- Participate in governance, oversight, and compliance with the board
- Establish accountability benchmarks and auditing policies
- Attend Ethics and Accountability Committee meetings, staff work sessions and trainings, and occasional programmatic or grantmaking panel sessions
- Develop policies that create a safe, productive, welcoming experience in our spaces for staff, renters, and visitors and sustain reliable growth of rental revenue
- Negotiate major vendor contracts and leases effectively and efficiently, with input from staff and board
- Oversee the management of existing infrastructure and lead staff in the development of new systems
- Cultivate new individual and institutional donors and strategically manage existing donor relationships
- Review and revise external communications, marketing, and branding as needed
How To Apply
You will be asked to include the following:
- A recent resume, either in traditional pdf format or as a link to a digital copy
- Responses to a few questions in short-answer format, traditional cover letter, video, or audio file
In both the hiring process and employment practices, A.R.T./New York is deeply committed to accessibility for those who are d/Deaf, disabled, and/or neurodivergent. Your application materials may be submitted in writing, audio, or video format. Initial interviews will be held via Zoom. If you are asked to interview, we will provide you with the following:
- A copy of interview questions in advance
- A list of who will be interviewing you
- Visual description of your interviewer(s)
- Automated captioning during the interview (provided by Zoom)
We are happy to provide whatever allows you to bring your best self to the application and interview process. If you require an accommodation that is not listed here, such as ASL interpretation or CART captioning, please contact Senior Manager of Business Affairs Daniella Benavides at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be sure you have what you need. Additional accessibility information will be provided to candidates as they advance through the hiring process.
At A.R.T./New York, we strongly encourage individuals from historically underrepresented communities (including people of color, trans/NB/GNC, women, and disabled people) to apply for our job openings. A.R.T./New York strives to create a supportive work environment staffed by people who love theatre, desire to support the field, and are committed to a just and diverse theatre community in all its forms. A.R.T./New York is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, military status, or any other characteristic protected by law.