Jobs & Internships

LMCC currently has the following positions open:

 

Production Manager for the 2017 River To River Festival

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC) is seeking seasonal Production Manager(s) for its 2017 River To River Festival (June 15 – 25, 2017).

River To River inspires residents, workers, and visitors in the neighborhood south of Chambers Street and on Governors Island by connecting them to artists, their work, and to other art-lovers in order to demonstrate the role that artists play in creating vibrant, sustainable communities.

As an annual arts festival since 2002, River To River has become a cornerstone of Lower Manhattan culture, providing an intense and rewarding way to experience the waterfronts, parks, plazas, hotels, historic landmarks, temporarily vacant office spaces, and other sites downtown. As the lead producer since 2011, LMCC has transformed the festival in response to the changing landscape and in order to better serve the River To River audience. In 2017, under the River To River umbrella, LMCC will present the 16th annual festival (June 15-25, 2017) and other year-round arts events. Working in partnership, we will present renowned and breakout artists from New York City and beyond and contextualize their work for a downtown audience. The artists will respond to the architecture of some of New York City’s most iconic locations and hidden gems. The performances, exhibitions, talks, installations, works in process showings, and social gatherings will center around ideas of movement and sound and will vary in scale, and the festival will engage in an ongoing dialogue with the history and future of site-based artistic practices.

Responsibilities include:

  • Working with Festival Artists and LMCC staff to identify technical needs for projects and develop production plans
  • Supervising the staging of equipment for Festival projects
  • Coordinating transportation of equipment rentals, purchases, and LMCC inventory to and from Festival sites and venues
  • Working with Program Manager, Public Programs and Lead Production Manager to generate equipment lists
  • Working with Program Manager, Public Programs and Lead Production Manager to procure rentals and purchases as necessary
  • Working in relationship with multiple venue and program partners to develop and implement technical and production plans.
  • Executing operations of the actual events, including artist management, strike, run, and load-out of performing arts events, and varying needs depending on the venue and type of event.
  • Setting up and operating portable sound systems and small generators for outdoor events
  • Managing production assistants and interns on site
  • Representing LMCC through interactions with audience and artists.
  • Coordinating with Front of House staff to generate event reports following each event
  • Assisting in managing LMCC’s inventory of production equipment (PAs, staging, generator, etc.)

Supervisory responsibilities include:

  • Production Assistant
  • Intern(s)

The Production Manager(s) will report to the Program Manager, Public Programs and support the Cultural Programs department.  The seasonal Production Manager(s) will work with LMCC staff to manage technical needs for all River To River Festival events, supervise load-in, run, and load-out for site-based performances and the installation of visual art projects, operate sound and lighting equipment as needed, and supervise and train production assistants and interns. The dates are flexible from April 24 – June 30, 2017.

Strong candidates for this position will have:

  • 3+ years experience as Production Manager or crew head
  • Experience production managing live performing arts events (dance, theater, music)
  • Experience in technical production of outdoor or site-specific work, a plus
  • Familiarity with setting up and operating technical equipment including audio and video equipment and generators
  • Knowledge of New York City and cultural sector, its vendors, and production standard practices
  • Demonstrable project management skills in varied settings
  • Excellent organizational and administrative skills
  • Ability to prioritize workload and time manage to multiple deadlines
  • Ability to remain calm in periods of hectic activity
  • Personable and confident communicator
  • Flexible and ready to contribute to other jobs as required
  • Strong administrative and organizational skills; knowledge of computer programs including MSOffice (word, excel, etc.), Photoshop, Gmail and Google calendar, and Mac OS.
  • Can lift 50 pounds
  • Driver’s license (preferred)

To Apply: Please e-mail your resume with a cover letter, stating how you heard about the position, to Danielle King, Program Manager, Public Programs at jobs@lmcc.net. Please title the email “Production Manager: YOUR NAME.” No phone calls please. Compensation will be on a contract basis. Lower Manhattan Cultural Council is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to diversity. To learn more about LMCC, please visit www.LMCC.net.

 

 

Production Assistant for 2017 River To River Festival

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC) is seeking seasonal Production Manager(s) for its 2017 River To River Festival (June 15 – 25, 2017).

River To River inspires residents, workers, and visitors in the neighborhood south of Chambers Street and on Governors Island by connecting them to artists, their work, and to other art-lovers in order to demonstrate the role that artists play in creating vibrant, sustainable communities. As an annual arts festival since 2002, River To River has become a cornerstone of Lower Manhattan culture, providing an intense and rewarding way to experience the waterfronts, parks, plazas, hotels, historic landmarks, temporarily vacant office spaces, and other sites downtown. As the lead producer since 2011, LMCC has transformed the festival in response to the changing landscape and in order to better serve the River To River audience. In 2017, under the River To River umbrella, LMCC will present the 16th annual festival (June 15-25, 2017) and other year-round arts events. Working in partnership, we will present renowned and breakout artists from New York City and beyond and contextualize their work for a downtown audience. The artists will respond to the architecture of some of New York City’s most iconic locations and hidden gems. The performances, exhibitions, talks, installations, works in process showings, and social gatherings will center around ideas of movement and sound and will vary in scale, and the festival will engage in an ongoing dialogue with the history and future of site-based artistic practices.

Responsibilities include:

  • Working with LMCC staff to identify technical needs for projects and develop production plans
  • Prepping equipment for Festival projects, under direction of Production Managers
  • Coordinating and assisting in transportation of equipment rentals, purchases, and LMCC inventory to and from Festival sites and venues
  • Assisting in managing LMCC’s inventory of production equipment (PAs, staging, generator, etc.)
  • Assisting in operations of the actual events, including artist management, strike, run, and load-out of performing arts events, and varying needs depending on the venue and type of event.
  • Managing interns and volunteers on site
  • Representing LMCC through interactions with audience and artists.
  • General administrative tasks related to production (i.e. check requests, inventory management, etc.)

Production Assistant(s) will report to the Program Manager, Public Programs and support the Cultural Programs department.  The seasonal Production Assistant(s) will work with the Festival Production Managers to provide technical needs for all River To River Festival events, support load-in, run, and load-out for site-based performances and the installation of visual art projects, operate sound and lighting equipment as needed, and supervise and train interns and volunteers. The dates are flexible from May 30 – June 30, 2017.

The Production Assistant position is an opportunity to work closely on the production of events across several varying artistic disciplines and types of venues, including theaters, parks, and site-based performances. The Production Assistant(s) will support Cultural Programs staff on administrative, organizational, planning and production tasks.

Strong candidates for this position will have:

  • Recently graduated with a background in the arts
  • Experience working on production of live performing arts events (dance, theater, music)
  • Knowledge of setting up and operating sound, lighting, and video equipment preferred
  • Experience and interest in stage management and/or technical and production management
  • Experience in technical production for outdoor or site-specific work, a plus
  • Knowledge of New York City and cultural sector
  • Excellent organizational and administrative skills
  • Ability to remain calm in periods of hectic activity
  • Strong communication skills
  • Flexibility and a willingness to contribute to other duties as required
  • Strong administrative and organizational skills; knowledge of computer programs including MS Office (Word, Excel, etc.), Photoshop, Gmail and Google calendar, and Mac OSX.
  • Willingness to work outdoors transporting, setting up, and striking equipment
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds
  • Driver’s license (preferred)

The ideal Production Assistant has exceptional organizational skills, comfort with setting up, using, and putting away technical equipment (especially sound equipment), an outgoing personality and friendly attitude when representing LMCC through interactions with both audiences and artists, and the flexibility to adapt to the needs of many different kinds of tasks, performances, and venues.

To Apply: Please e-mail your resume with a cover letter, stating how you heard about the position, to Danielle King, Program Manager, Public Programs at jobs@lmcc.net. Please title the email “Production Assistant: YOUR NAME.” No phone calls please. Compensation will be on a contract basis. Lower Manhattan Cultural Council is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to diversity. To learn more about LMCC, please visit www.LMCC.net.

 

River To River House Coordinator

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, a 43-year-old entrepreneurial arts council based in Lower Manhattan, seeks up to four (4) part-time temporary River To River House Coordinators from April through July 2017 for the River To River Festival 2017. The festival dates are June 15-25; the position includes some periodic site visits and administrative work in the office from late April leading up to the festival. Events will be divided among several coordinators based on availability provided at the time of accepting the position. House Coordinators report to the Events Associate and support the Institutional Advancement Department.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Works with LMCC staff to manage the front of house strategy for River To River events, including volunteer activities, signage strategy, programs and other onsite materials, setup, and systems
  • Works with Events Associate to schedule volunteer staffing for all River To River events
  • Implements LMCC’s on-site presence at River To River events
  • Manages logistics and set up related to LMCC’s marketing presence at River To River events including: signage, tent/table/chairs and materials
  • Attends meetings and site visits to develop FOH strategy
  • Attends events and oversees staffing and volunteers on site
  • Create front-of-house materials specific to each River To River project being managed
  • Supports collection and management of River To River RSVPs
  • Provides highest level of customer service
  • Works with Production Manager(s) to fill out Event Reports for every event

Supervisory responsibilities include:

  • Volunteer(s)

Qualifications – Strong candidates for this position will have:

  • Experience in house management and/or customer service
  • Demonstrable project management skills in varied settings
  • Knowledge and interest in contemporary performing and visual arts
  • Ability to prioritize workload and time manage to multiple deadlines
  • Ability to remain calm in periods of hectic activity
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Personable and confident communicator
  • Flexible and ready to contribute to other jobs as required
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong administrative and organizational skills; knowledge of computer programs including MS Office (Word, Excel, etc.), Gmail and Google calendar, FormAssembly, EventBrite and Mac OS.

To Apply: Please e-mail your resume with a thoughtful cover letter, stating how you heard about the position, to Ariel Phillips, Director of Development, Institutional Advancement at jobs@lmcc.net. Please title the email “House Coordinator: YOUR NAME.” No phone calls please. Compensation will be on a contract basis. Lower Manhattan Cultural Council is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to diversity. To learn more about LMCC, please visit www.LMCC.net.

 

 

Exhibition Docent: LMCC’s Art Center at Governors Island

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC) is a non-profit dedicated to empowering artists with networks, resources, and support to create vibrant sustainable communities within Lower Manhattan and beyond. LMCC seeks up to six (6) qualified individuals for the position of Exhibition Docent for our multi-disciplinary art space, LMCC’s Arts Center at Governors Island.

LMCC’s Public Engagement Initiatives, including our exhibitions and Open Studios demonstrate the role artists play in our communities by connecting the Lower Manhattan public to creative practices, ideas, art forms, and other audience members seeking similar experiences. Through the presentation and commissioning of performances, talks, exhibitions, studio visits, open rehearsals, readings, and participatory events at the Arts Center and across Lower Manhattan, LMCC aims to inspire the public to think critically about the world around them and increase the attachment that participants feel toward the place where the activity is taking place as well as to their fellow attendees. For intimate audiences of one and crowds of 1,000 made up of individuals with a wide-range of interests and experience with the arts, LMCC’s Public Engagement Initiatives shine a light on neighborhoods where artists are at work.

From May 27 – September 24, LMCC has scheduled public programming at the Arts Center at Governors Island such as gallery exhibitions, open studio events, open rehearsals, talks, workshops, and demonstrations.

The Exhibition Docent will report to the Events Associate. He/She will staff the gallery space, to provide information to gallery visitors about LMCC and the Arts Center, answer questions about the exhibition, and assist with public programming as needed. In addition, he or she will be responsible for performing daily security and maintenance of art exhibitions.

Responsibilities include:

  • Welcoming guests and ensuring a pleasant, inclusive, and informative experience
  • Serving as point person at the Arts Center for information about all of LMCC’s 2017 public programming, as well as providing informed responses to guests’ questions about Governors Island in general
  • Opening and closing venue
  • Ensuring the exhibition is set and any A/V aspects are functioning properly before gallery opens, and reporting any issues directly to LMCC.
  • Replenishing exhibition printed materials as necessary
  • Completing daily event reports on activities in the gallery
  • Assisting with public programs as needed
  • Maintaining the space on a daily basis, including minor cleaning and trash removal

This is a part-time temporary position with dates flexible from May 27 – September 24, 2017. The public hours of the Arts Center are as follows: Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays 12-5pm, and the following holiday Mondays:, Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day. Additionally, LMCC will hold public hours for every day of the River To River Festival, Thursday, June 15 –  Sunday, June 25.

Qualifications: Strong candidates for this position will have:

  • A personable demeanor, and experience with public speaking
  • Interest in, and familiarity with, contemporary art
  • A/V experience preferred but not required

To Apply: Please e-mail your resume with a thoughtful cover letter, stating how you heard about the position, to Ariel Phillips, Director of Development, at jobs@lmcc.net. Please title the email “Exhibition Docent: YOUR NAME.” No phone calls please. Compensation will be $15/hour. Lower Manhattan Cultural Council is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to diversity. To learn more about LMCC, please visit www.LMCC.net.

 

LMCC Internship Program

LMCC’s Internship program provides an ideal setting to gain an “out of the classroom” experience in the arts. LMCC connects you to a robust network of professional connections to successfully prepare you for a career in a variety of non-profit arts settings. Whether you are in college, a recent graduate, or a young adult looking to make a career transition, our 25 person staff is ready to share their knowledge and experience with you.

LMCC provides meaningful opportunities for individuals interested in gaining hands-on experience in the arts and culture sector, from the perspective of a leading non-profit organization in New York City. Interns learn about and participate in the planning, execution, and reporting processes related to LMCC’s activities in a broad range of areas including communications, branding, fundraising, events management, non-profit finance, and administrative and operations activities.

Interns are paired with a staff member to concentrate on their internship focus, where they will gain exposure to all departments in our collaborative-minded office over a 4-month period.

Internships are for approximately 4 months for an average of 20 hours per week, including supporting evening and weekend events. A travel stipend of $125 per month will be provided for the duration of the internship. The start/end dates of the program are flexible and should be agreed upon between the intern and their supervisor prior to the start of the internship.

Internship Focuses: 
Listed below are the 11 different internship focuses available to choose from, you can apply up to three focuses on your application. Based on your internship focus, you will be paired one-on-one with a staff member at LMCC to contribute your knowledge, apply your skills, and deepen your interests and find new ones too. Our open office plan and frequent collaboration across departments, also makes the perfect environment to gain an understanding of the entire organization. Visit the application form here to learn more about each focus.

  • Artist Residencies
  • Grantmaking Programs
  • Capacity Building & Community Initiatives
  • Public Programs
  • Festival Administration (Summer cycle only)
  • Nonprofit Finance & Operations
  • Institutional Giving & Government Relations
  • Events
  • Communications
  • Impact Measurement
  • Digital Media & Design

Internship Cycles:

Spring 2017
January 15 – May 12, 2017
Priority Application Deadline: November 4, 2016

Summer 2017
May 1 – August 31, 2017
Priority Application Deadline: August 4, 2017

How to Apply:
Submit an online application with a cover letter & resume here. Applicants may apply up to three of the internship focuses for consideration. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, however we strongly recommend applying by the priority application deadline. We apologize that we are unable to respond to applications unless a candidate is being considered for an interview. For more information, please visit us on our website. Any questions may be sent to internships@lmcc.net. No phone calls please.