ABOUT
A.R.T./NEW YORK

The Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York is the service and advocacy organization for New York City's nonprofit theatre community.

HOURS & LOCATIONS

MANHATTAN

Main Office
520 8th Avenue, Suite 319
New York, NY 10018
Tel: (212) 244-6667
Fax: (212) 714-1918
info@art-newyork.org

Spaces @ 520 Studios
520 8th Avenue, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10018
Tel: (212) 594-0422
520spaces@art-newyork.org

Office hours: Monday-Friday, 10am-6pm
Rental hours: Monday-Sunday, 9am-10pm

BROOKLYN

LuEsther T. Mertz South Oxford Space
138 South Oxford Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217
Tel: (718) 398-3078
Fax: (718) 398-2794
sos@art-newyork.org

Office hours: Monday-Friday, 10am-6pm
Rental hours: Monday-Sunday, 9am-10pm

A.R.T./NEW YORK THEATRES

502 West 53rd Street
New York, NY 10019

Tel: (212) 594-5414

theatres@art-newyork.org

A.R.T./NEW YORK IS A PROUD MEMBER OF:

The Association of Performing Arts Service Organizations
The Arts & Business Council of New York

INTERNSHIPS

The Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York offers fall, spring, and summer internships in our Development and Programss departments. For information on current openings and eligibility, please email jobs@art-newyork.org with "INTERNSHIP" in the subject line of your email.

JOB OPENINGS

Programs Associate »

Director Of Development »

Front-Of-House Manager »

House Technician »

  

 

 

 

PROGRAMS ASSOCIATE

Founded in 1972, A.R.T./New York assists over 370 member theatres in managing their theatre companies effectively so they may realize their rich artistic visions and serve their diverse audiences well. Over the years, 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 the nation's only revolving loan fund for real estate, to technical assistance programs for emerging theatres—which have made our organization an expert in the needs of the New York City nonprofit theatre community. A.R.T./New York supports non-profit theatre companies in New York City by providing four core programs: Funding, Training, Space, and Connections. 

The Programs Associate will contribute to the administration and execution of A.R.T./New York’s core programs and services, which include convenings for the field, workshops, roundtables, grants, and loans. Programs Associate will also be a primary point of contact for the membership, and assist in the implementation of communications. Position will work closely with and be supervised day to day the Communications & Membership Manager and Programs Coordinator, and will ultimately report to the Deputy Director.

The ideal candidate will be:

 

  • Organized, able to multi-task, and able to prioritize projects;
  • A problem solver with a positive attitude and a track record of good judgment, willing and excited to expand programs and take on new challenges;
  • An excellent self-manager, who is mature and able to work independently;
  • Attentive to detail, with excellent editing skills;
  • Technologically savvy and excited about using and learning technology tools that support the mission of the organization, with experience with Microsoft Office Suite, managing website, social media, and email communications a plus;
  • Passionate about equity and inclusion, and practice those values in their administrative work;
  • Experienced in the nonprofit field, with experience in the nonprofit theatre, as an artist, administrator, technician, and/or stage manager.

 

Duties will include:

EVENTS MANAGEMENT (35%)

 

  • Set up and coordinate A.R.T./New York’s weekly Roundtable series, including booking space, procuring refreshments, and coordinating RSVPs;
  • Set up and coordinate workshops, including booking space, procuring refreshments, coordinating RSVPs, organizing handouts;
  • Track data on participation for all A.R.T./New York’s programs;
  • Working with Programs staff to plan and execute Curtain Call, Intern Fair, and other large scale member events, including booking space and catering, coordinating with speakers and awardees, managing RSVPs, and providing support at the event;
  • Other event support and coordination, as needed, especially for A.R.T./New York’s annual gala, together with the full staff;
  • Represent A.R.T./New York at external events to promote programs and services, as well as planning and executing events to bring in new members to the A.R.T./New York community;

 

COMMUNICATIONS & MEMBERSHIP MANAGEMENT (35%)

 

  • Assist members with accessing and maximizing their use of the A.R.T./New York website;
  • Maintain an accurate member list and map for the website, and assist with basic website maintenance and updates;
  • Assist with e-blasts and social media, including the weekly newsletter, events reminders, and follow ups;
  • Collect and maintain an archive of press and marketing materials;

 

ADMINISTRATION (30%)

 

  • Create and send out new member packets;
  • Compile and distribute panel books and various support materials for grants program;
  • Collect and file grant reports, as well as compiling grant program statistics;
  • Administrative support to the Deputy Director, including: answering the phone, scheduling, filing and organizing historical documentation, tracking program statistics, handling bank deposits, and other duties as assigned.

 

Two to three years combined experience in theatre, arts administration, and office work desired. Passion and dedication to the nonprofit theatre field a must.

Please email a cover letter, resume and three references to jobs@art-newyork.org. PDF format required. Include “PROGRAMS ASSOCIATE” and your full name in the subject line.  No phone calls, please.

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.

 

 

 

 DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT

The Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York (A.R.T./New York) the service and advocacy organization for New York City’s 375 nonprofit theatres is seeking a Director of Development to help lead this organization through the stages of growth that come with the opening of The A.R.T./New York Theatres.

In January 2017, A.R.T./New York realized it’s most ambitious undertaking in its history: the Opening of the A.R.T./New York Theatres - two flexible Off and Off-Off Broadway spaces located in a mixed-use building on West 53rd Street and 10th Avenue.  Thanks to leadership support from the City of New York, the A.R.T./New York Theatres feature state-of-the-art, fully accessible spaces.  The rents are subsidized for our member companies with annual operating budgets below $1 million, who lack permanent spaces of their own.

A.R.T./New York has been raising funds to support a 25-year Rental Subsidy Fund; a Facilities Maintenance Fund and Working Capital.  The Campaign for the A.R.T./New York Theatres has raised nearly $5 million dollars towards our goal of $ 7.6 million.

In addition to the A.R.T./New York Theatres, the organization has two other facilities: Spaces @520, our Shared Office and Rehearsal Studios at 520 Eighth Avenue where our headquarters are located, and South Oxford Space in Brooklyn.  Spaces @ 520, which opened in 2002, has 18 offices and 7 rehearsal studios.  In 2000 A.R.T./New York purchased the former headquarters of the Visiting Nurses at 138 South Oxford Street in Fort Greene, Brooklyn.  South Oxford Space provides 20 offices and 3 rehearsal studios.  Both spaces offer office space at affordable rates, and rehearsal space at discounted rates for our members, as well as a shared kitchen, copy room/postage room; and storage.

In addition to real estate services A.R.T./New York provides grants, cash flow and real estate loans; workshops and networking events; and professional development. Our Technical Assistance and Regrant Program for emerging theatres, the 24 year-old Nancy Quinn Fund, has made our organization an expert on the needs of small theatres.   These programs along with our advocacy efforts have positioned the organization as a thought-leader with New York City’s arts community.

While the organization has grown considerably in the past few years, A.R.T./New York strives to create a friendly environment staffed by people who love the theatre and are dedicated to a career of service.  We work hard because our members inspire us each day. 

Responsibilities

Fundraising – Operations –45%

  • Build upon the current development plan and set goals for annual fundraising campaigns;
  • Direct and manage staff of two plus seasonal fellow to help achieve these goals;
  • Oversee all institutional fundraising including maintenance of deadlines and prospect research;
  • Work with staff to create strategic funding proposals for member programs and the Annual Fund;
  • Create Strong Patrons Program to grow Individual Giving Campaign;
  • Oversee development and production of Annual Report and all other online and print materials for fundraising;
  • Work with staff, board and artists to strategize, initiate and oversee implementation of Cultivation Events including event concept; logistics; and donor participation;
  • Work with the A.R.T./New York Theatres, South Oxford Space and Spaces @520 to create funding initiatives.
Annual Spring Gala – 25%
  • Oversee annual Gala including establishing financial goals; securing venue; working with artistic team; and Gala Committee to ensure that Gala goals are met;
  • Oversee Gala Online Auction;
  • Strategize to secure sponsorships working closely with Board and staff;
  • Oversee all donor stewardship.
Campaign for the A.R.T./New York Theatres – 5%
  • Work with board and Executive Director to identify new funding sources to complete the Campaign for the A.R.T./New York Theatres.  These include:
  • Identifying a $2.5 million donor to name the Mezzanine Theatre;  
  • Launching  Seat Campaign;
  • Identifying six figure donations to name the lobbies and dressing rooms;                                                         
  • Identifying additional funding for the Facilities Maintenance Fund.
Board of Directors – 10%
  • Build and strengthen ongoing relationship with and cultivation of existing board members, with an eye towards board diversity;
  • Manage Board Annual Fund Solicitation;
  • Work closely with Committee Chairs and Executive Director to develop agenda, strategy, and overall planning of quarterly Board Meetings;
  • Oversee creation and distribution of meeting materials including those from other departments;
  • Oversee materials for reporting at all Board Committee Meetings;
  • Manage support for Board Members in their solicitation efforts;
  • Work with Executive Director and Theatre Board Members  to develop and Artist Advisory Board.
Staff Management – 10%
  • Responsible for overseeing and reviewing the performances and professional development of the Manager of Individual Giving and Events, the Grants Writer;
  • Demonstrate a “can-do” attitude that will motivate the staff to successfully achieve goals;
Finance – 5%
  • Oversee all development records including financial reports and gift entry into Donor Perfect;
  • Prepare departmental expanse budget;
  • Work closely with Executive Director, Deputy Director and ArtsPool to develop project specific and grant proposal budgets;
  • Maximize the impact of records and data on DonorPerfect and research other wealth screening options. 

Qualifications

  • Leadership experience as a nonprofit fundraising professional, preferably within the theatre or the arts;
  • Proven record of success in meeting fundraising goals, including gifts from major donors, foundations and corporations;
  • Equally comfortable playing external and internal roles;
  • Proactive problem solver who demonstrates initiative and ability to work individually and on a team;
  • Superior writing, communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills with experience prioritizing multiple assignments, meeting tight deadlines, and willing to be flexible with a lean staff;
  • Experience working with databases;
  • Experience with non-profit budgeting and finances.

Competitive Salary and Excellent Health Benefits

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, three writing samples and references to Jobs@art-newyork.org with "Director of Development" in the subject line.  No phone calls please.

A.R.T./New York seeks candidates from diverse backgrounds, abilities and experiences.  We are an equal opportunity employer. 

A.R.T./New York is committed to creating a welcoming environment that is inclusive and welcoming of people from all backgrounds, abilities and sexual orientations.   

 

 

 

FRONT-OF-HOUSE MANAGER

The Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York (A.R.T./New York) seeks candidates for the part-time positions of Front-of-House Manager at the A.R.T./New York Theatres, located at 53rd Street and 10th Avenue in Manhattan. The A.R.T./New York Theatres consist of two spaces; the Mezzanine Theatre, a large flexible space with seating up to 149 and the Jeffrey and Paula Gural Theatre, a flexible black box space with seating up to 87. The Front-of-House Managers will serve as the face of A.R.T./New York for all rental productions and audiences in the theatres. These positions will be responsible for the safety of the public and will be a resource to the front-of-house staff provided by each rental production. The Front-of-House Managers will report to the General Manager of the A.R.T./New York Theatres and will collaborate with technical staff and rental clients for the smooth running of all activities in the building. These hourly positions require a flexible schedule and include nights, weekends, some weekday matinees and holidays. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

These hourly positions require a flexible schedule and include nights, weekends, some weekday matinees and holidays.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide orientation and communicate building protocols to the front-of-house staff provided by each rental production (house manager, box office rep, and ushers)
  • Conduct daily fire safety checks
  • Responsible for the set-up, storage, and care of front-of-house equipment
  • Communicate with rental staff and A.R.T./New York staff to facilitate starting times of performance and troubleshoot issues
  • Direct lobby traffic and monitor ingress, intermission, and egress
  • Support and communicate with the renter’s front of house staff to provide engaging customer service
  • Check lobbies and restrooms for cleanliness prior to and during each performance
  • Respond to audience questions and concerns
  • Coordinate distribution of program inserts
  • Coordinate with House Technician for any building needs during performances
  • Maintain applicable attendance records, verify nightly ticket stub count, and prepare nightly FOH reports
  • Following each performance, check that public areas are clear and all audiences have departed and coordinate with the Venue Representative for securing the building
  • Other duties as assigned

The successful candidate will have previous front-of-house experience in a theatre or performance venue, demonstrate the ability to be a team leader, be able to remain calm under pressure while juggling multiple demands, possess exemplary customer service and communication skills, and be passionate about theatre. Obtaining or possessing a FDNY F-03 Certificate of Fitness is a requirement. Proficiency with Microsoft Office preferred.

Please email a cover letter, resume and three references to jobs@art-newyork.org. PDF format preferred.  Please include “HOUSE MANAGER” and your full name in the subject line.  No phone calls, please.

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.

 

 

HOUSE TECHNICIAN

The Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York (A.R.T./New York) seeks candidates for the part-time positions of House Technician at the A.R.T./New York Theatres, scheduled to open in November 2016.  The A.R.T./New York Theatres consist of two spaces; the Mezzanine Theatre, a large flexible space with seating up to 149 and the Jeffrey and Paula Gural Theatre, a flexible black box space with seating up to 87.

The House Technicians will be the first point of contact for rental clients in the theatres. The House Technicians will oversee use of technical equipment and systems, and be a resource to renters for questions and issues. The House Technicians will report to the Production Manager of the A.R.T./New York Theatres and will collaborate with front-of-house staff and rental clients for the smooth running of all activities in the building.

These hourly positions require a flexible schedule and may include daytimes, evenings, weekends and holidays depending on renter’s production schedules.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide access to the theatre and supervise renter’s activities including load in/out, tech and performances
  • Provide orientation to the space to each renter and assist renter’s personnel with troubleshooting and issues that arise on a day-to-day basis
  • Prepare spaces for activities as directed by A.R.T./New York staff
  • Facilitate access to A.R.T./New York’s equipment inventory and oversee proper usage of equipment
  • Ensure that A.R.T./New York policies and safety protocols are followed by renter’s personnel
  • Monitor daily schedule and breaks, and prepare a report at the end of each shift
  • Open the building at the start of the day and coordinate with Front-of-House Manager to secure the building following the conclusion of all activities
  • Assist Production Manager with equipment inventory and maintenance
  • Assist with building and janitorial needs
  • Other duties as assigned

The successful candidate will have previous technical theatre experience in a theatre or performance venue, possess strong knowledge of lighting, sound and video systems and basic understanding of theatrical carpentry, demonstrate the ability to be a team leader, be able to remain calm under pressure while juggling multiple demands, and possess exemplary customer service and communication skills.  Proficiency with Microsoft Office preferred.  Possessing a FDNY F-03 Certificate of Fitness is a plus.

Please email a cover letter, resume and three references to jobs@art-newyork.org. PDF format preferred.  Please include “HOUSE TECHNICIAN” and your full name in the subject line.  No phone calls, please.

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.

 

Part Time Work at A.R.T./New York in Midtown and Fort Greene  

A.R.T./New York is seeking a creative handyperson that can take on small jobs at our two facilities -- Spaces @ 520 in Midtown Manhattan and the LuEsther T. Mertz South Oxford Space in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. 

Ongoing tasks include patching and painting walls, minor carpentry work, and even some gardening possibilities. Electrical or plumbing skills are a plus, but not necessary. Work is on an as-needed basis with very flexible hours. Hourly wage determined by experience. References required.  

To apply, contact Stephanie Bok at sbok@art-newyork.org. No phone calls, please.