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.

 

INTERNSHIPS

The Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York offers fall, spring, and summer internships in our Development and Programs 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

Manager of Institutional Giving »

Front-Of-House Manager »

House Technician » 

Part-Time Facilities Manager » 


MANAGER OF INSTITUTIONAL GIVING

The Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York (A.R.T./New York) – a leading service and advocacy organization for New York City’s more than 400 nonprofit theatres – seeks a motivated, detail-oriented Development professional to join the organization as its Manager of Institutional Giving. This position reports to the Director of Development and will play a critical role in shaping and leading A.R.T./New York as we enter an exciting phase of our organizational development.

The Manager of Institutional Giving must have a strong commitment to our mission and core values, as well as a passion to help grow our contributed resources.  The successful candidate should be capable of successfully working with a diverse staff, Board, and membership. They must also possess strong interpersonal skills and attention to detail. This is an ideal position for an energetic self-starter with drive and flexibility who seeks to expand their grant writing skills. The Manager of Institutional Giving must be highly organized and able to self-manage, as well as prioritize projects. Note that we provide professional development opportunities for its staff to broaden their knowledge and increase their skill sets.  Our FY 18 Annual Budget is $4.3 million (55% of which is derived from contributed sources).

We have grown considerably over the past few years, and are launching a number of new initiatives in grant-making and education programs designed to address the needs of the field.  We were selected by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to administer its New York Theatre Program; which provides critical funding to 40-50 theatre companies.  This year, we launched Diversifying Our Organizations, an effort to strengthen and diversify nonprofit theatres and their Boards through cohort-based education and field research; A.R.T./New York Access, a program designed to educate the field and create access for artists, administrators, and audience members with disabilities; and Body Autonomy, a new set of programs and partnerships that strive to end harassment in the theatre profession.  Last year, we opened the A.R.T./New York Theatres, 2 intimate, flexible spaces on 10th Ave. and W 53rd St.

A.R.T./New York strives to create a friendly environment staffed by people who love the theatre, have a sense of humor and celebrate diversity in all of its forms.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

Grant Writing

  • Writing all grant proposals and reports to government, foundation, and corporate donors.
  • Working with Programs Dept. on proposals for current and prospective services and programs; tracking outcomes and deepening proposals/reports with statistics, anecdotal evidence, photos, etc.
  • Liaising with the Facilities Department on proposals related to the A.R.T./New York Theatres, Spaces @520 and South Oxford Space.

Maintaining the Grants Calendar

  • Tracking deadlines, correspondences with funders/prospects, and arrival of gifts/pledges through DonorPerfect (A.R.T./New York’s database).
  • Keeping e-files in Box (A.R.T./New York’s file storage platform).

Conducting Prospect Research

  • Effectively tracking research in DonorPerfect.
  • Identifying potential funders to help support our programs and general operating costs.

Assisting Director of Development with Institutional Relationships

  • Arranging meetings and engagement opportunities with funders.
  • Coordinating cultivation events with Manager of Individual Giving and Special Events.

Assisting with the Campaign for the A.R.T./New York Theatres

  • Conducting donor research specific to the initiative.
  • Drafting proposals and presentations.

Administration

  • Working with Director of Development on Institutional Giving plan and fundraising materials.
  • Developing annual budget goals for foundation, corporate and government giving.
  • Maximizing integrity of records and data in our DonorPerfect Database for fundraising purposes.
  • Keeping up-to-date on our numerous programs in order to apply for and report on funding.
  • Crafting A.R.T./New York’s annual report in conjunction with the Communications Coordinator.
  • Liaising with the Development Associate on various projects, as necessary.

 

CANDIDATES SHOULD HAVE:

  • Excellent writing, communication, interpersonal and organizational skills
  • 1-2 years’ prior experience in grant writing and prospect research
  • Fervent interest in working as a member of a motivated and passionate team of fundraisers
  • Ability to prioritize multiple assignments and meet demanding deadlines
  • Experience with Office Suite, Google Docs and Sheets, as well as DonorPerfect or similar database
  • Comfort with strategic communications
  • A desire to work across differences

A.R.T./New York offers a competitive salary and benefits, commensurate with experience. 

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, salary requirements, three short writing samples (2-3 pages), and three references to jobs@art-newyork.org. Please include the title of this position and your full name in the subject line of the email. 

A.R.T./New York is committed to diversity in all its forms, and women and people of color and all abilities are encouraged to apply.

Due to a high volume of applicants, we will only be able to contact those who are invited in for an interview. No phone calls. 


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 FACILITIES MANAGER at A.R.T./New York’s South Oxford Space in Fort Greene and at Spaces@520 in Midtown Manhattan

This is a very hands-on position involving interaction with clients and physical upkeep of the facilities. The working environment is professional, yet relaxed and friendly. Start date mid to late June.

Duties include (but are not limited to) customer service, scheduling studio space and entering reservations into the booking database/calendar, invoicing, taking payments, general building upkeep (including light janitorial duties), and providing administrative support to the general managers.

Hours vary with the bulk of the schedule being nights and weekends (we are open 9am-10pm daily). 5 to 20 hours per week. Hourly wage starts at $14, with opportunity to increase after a few months. Start date mid to late June.

Ideal candidate will be hard working, have a positive attitude, attention to detail, ability to prioritize tasks, able to communicate well and have computer skills. Knowledge of and interest in New York City theatre is a plus.

South Oxford Space house offices for 20 non-profit theatre companies and 3 rehearsal studios for rent by the hour. Spaces@520 house offices for 20 non-profit theatre companies, a shared desk space and 5 rehearsal studios.

More information on A.R.T./New York at www.art-newyork.org.

Send cover letter, resume and 3 references to Stephanie Bok: sbok@art-newyork.org. No phone calls. Job posting closes 6/18/18. 


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.