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Founded as Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, LMCC is a dynamic non-profit organization that serves, connects, and makes space for artists and community. Since 1973, LMCC has been the champion for independent artists in New York City and the cultural life force of Lower Manhattan.

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to building a culturally diverse and equitable environment, and strongly encourages applications from people of color and women.

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LMCC seeks a permanent full-time Director of Budget & Finance to join immediately. This person will oversee implementation of all activities involving the administration and management of budget operations at LMCC, including finance, general administration and human resources.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Develops and manages the organization’s annual budget and day-to-day financial activities
  • Directs and maintains all accounting, financial, personnel and payroll records, statements and reports, including financial reports for funders and the Board of Directors
  • Oversees Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable data entries
  • Maintains chart of accounts and ensures that revenue and expenses are allocated to appropriate cost centers
  • Processes semi-monthly payroll
  • Manages annual audit and 990 process with LMCC’s independent auditors
  • Works with Director of Development in compliance needs related to annual fundraising plan
  • Creates, implements and maintains organization-wide management systems including financial controls, operating procedures, and file management
  • Ensures that all insurance policies are current and properly maintained; Oversees all certificate of insurance and/or additional insured requests
  • Generates independent contractor agreements as needed upon receipt of scope of work details from department liaison
  • Works with all senior staff to implement organizational priorities
  • Develops and oversees the organization’s Human Resource policies and procedures and ensures compliance with the law
  • Provides oversight in all hiring and termination processes, including onboarding and offboarding
  • Maintains personnel files, including vacation time balances
  • Ensures department operates within established financial guidelines, and that budget dollars are used responsibly and introduces innovative ways to reduce costs
  • Integrates departmental activities into the organization’s strategic mission by setting goals that align with the mission and monitoring progress towards these goals
  • Assures appropriate staffing to support department
  • Promotes employee satisfaction and takes necessary action to maintain a productive and motivated staff
  • Communicates effectively and efficiently with all staff concerning relevant matters

Qualifications: Strong candidates for this position will have:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Arts Administration, Nonprofit Management, or commensurate experience. Master’s Degree in related fields preferred
  • 5 years experience in nonprofit finance, accounting and administration with a minimum of 2 years of budgetary experience; minimum of 2 years of supervisor experience
  • Experience implementing, maintaining, and interpreting HR policies, practices and programs to ensure consistent application across the organization
  • Working knowledge of budget planning and forecasting, bookkeeping and generally accepted accounting practices (GAAP)
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality with sensitive information. Ability to maintain effective working relationships with fellow employees, other agencies and the public.
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment, prioritize workload and meet deadlines, as well as manage details while being graceful and diplomatic.
  • Proficiency using Mac OS, QuickBooks Pro, Salesforce or equivalent database and Asana or task management tool, Internet, Filemaker Pro.

To Apply: Please e-mail your resume and a thoughtful cover letter, stating how you heard about the position and your qualifications to Lili Chopra, Executive Director, Artistic Programs at jobs[at]lmcc.net. Please title the email “Director of Budget & Finance: YOUR NAME.” No phone calls please. Only those we wish to interview will be contacted. Salary commensurate with experience. Includes an attractive benefits package.

LMCC seeks a permanent full-time Workplace Associate to join immediately. 

The Workplace Associate is an integral part of the Finance & Administration team working closely with the Executive Director, Finance & Administration in all activities involved in the facilities and equipment management for LMCC’s spaces. This individual will maintain vendor and customer relations for LMCC spaces, and assist in the coordination and logistics of equipment for staff.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Serves as point of contact with landlord, building management and related vendors 
  • Coordinates move-ins and move-outs and improvements of all spaces, including the Arts Center, our office at Maiden Lane, and satellite spaces. 
  • Conducts regular space walk-throughs and check-ups to ensure cleanliness and appropriate and safe usage of all LMCC spaces and shared equipment
  • Schedules facilities maintenance, cleaning, repairs, inspections, improvements and security
  • Monitors, maintains and ensures building security, including risk management programs such as evacuation plans, fire drills, etc. and responds to emergency conditions such as floods, leaks, fires, etc.
  • Manages the orientation of satellite spaces and systems for new staff/interns and vendors as needed, and facilitates any required paperwork and forms
  • Works with IT team to troubleshoot and ensure smooth functioning of LMCC’s technology infrastructure, including its network, software, hardware, printers, phones and other tools
  • Assists in creating office procedures and systems and space use guidelines; and maintaining Office Guidelines Manual
  • Serves as support staff for organization-wide events as needed

Qualifications: Strong candidates for this position will have:

  • 2-3 years of experience in art space, gallery or museum facilities maintenance

Non-profit organization experience preferred

  • Microsoft Office, Internet, Salesforce, Asana
  • General A/V equipment such as projectors, TVs, VCRs, DVD/CD players, Speakers, and other sound equipment
  • Excellent organizational, written, verbal and problem-solving skills.  Knowledge of practices, methods and equipment of facilitates management, including HVAC, mechanical, electrical, monitoring and control systems
  • Working knowledge of IT systems and management. Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Must be able to lift and move up to 50 lbs. Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment, prioritize workload and meet deadlines, as well as manage details while being graceful and diplomatic.

To Apply: Please e-mail your resume and a thoughtful cover letter, stating how you heard about the position and your qualifications to Diego Segalini, Executive Director, Finance & Administration at jobs[at]lmcc.net. Please title the email “Workplace Associate: YOUR NAME.” No phone calls please. Only those we wish to interview will be contacted. Salary commensurate with experience. Includes an attractive benefits package.

LMCC seeks a permanent full-time Director of Cultural Programs. The Director of Cultural Programs contributes to the creative direction and strategy of LMCC cultural programs while overseeing its administration, coordination, and execution. The Director of Cultural Programs stewards the integration of all public-facing cultural programs in alignment with the organization’s mission. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Works closely with the Executive Director, Artistic Programs on the design, administration, and implementation of LMCC’s cultural programs 
  • Shapes the creative direction of all visual arts programs, including but not limited to exhibitions and public engagement programming of the Arts Center at Governors Island. 
  • Designs year-round calendar of programming and space-use across the Arts Center at Governors Island.
  • Supports the presentation and implementation of River To River Festival as well as special cultural presentations and public projects in Lower Manhattan.
  • Creates relevant curatorial and/or project-based contract teams, and acts as the project manager to ensure successful program implementation and effective communications between project / curatorial teams
  • Works closely with LMCC leadership and members of the senior staff; represents LMCC in external partnerships on a regular basis.
  • Works with the Institutional Advancement team on fundraising, partnerships, and marketing initiatives around all aspects of the cultural programs, including participation in planning meetings to set fundraising objectives and marketing strategy, including partnerships, press, web-based and printed materials
  • Ensures that the activities and programs of the department support both development and presentation of artists in conjunction with local audience and community needs
  • Develops key performance indicators for programs, to be used in internal and external reporting, as well as program development
  • Identifies target audiences for cultural programs and contributes to outreach and accessibility planning to ensure inclusive public engagement
  • Actively researches and evaluates new opportunities for programming and fields inquiries and requests from prospective artists, partners, and colleagues in the field
  • Builds and oversees partnerships with local, national, and international entities
  • Works inter-departmentally to identify programmatic intersections among Artist Services programs and partnership projects to maximize program impact for the organization’s constituency and respond to the ever-changing conditions for artistic production and consumption in New York City
  • Works closely with LMCC leadership and Institutional Advancement team to anticipate funding, sponsorship, and in-kind opportunities and to pursue diverse sources of funding by generating copy and work samples for funder proposals and reports as needed
  • Integrates departmental activities into the organization’s strategic mission by setting goals that align with the mission and monitoring progress towards these goals
  • Works closely with leadership to establish the department’s budget; ensures the department operates within established financial guidelines and serves as the department’s financial liaison with the Finance & Admin Department
  • Assures appropriate staffing to support department
  • Promotes employee satisfaction and takes necessary action to maintain a productive and motivated staff
  • Communicates effectively and efficiently with all staff concerning relevant matters

The Director of Cultural Program reports to the Executive Leadership and supervises a Program Manager and a Program Associate.

Qualifications: Strong candidates for this position will have:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Art History, Arts Administration, Visual or Performing Arts disciplines or related fields
  • Masters Degree in related fields preferred
  • 7 years’ experience in the field; minimum of 3 years of supervisor experience
  • Knowledge of contemporary visual, performing, and literary arts communities in NYC including curators, presenters, and other residency programs.
  • Ability to produce visual and performing arts projects in unconventional spaces.
  • Excellent organizational, written and verbal skills.
  • Ability to be graceful and diplomatic in maintaining various business relationships.
  • Proficiency using Apple computers and with applications such as Adobe Creative Suite programs, Submittable, Salesforce and Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

To Apply: Please e-mail your resume and a thoughtful cover letter, stating how you heard about the position and your qualifications to Diego Segalini, Executive Director, Finance & Administration at jobs[at]lmcc.net. Please title the email “Director of Cultural Programs: YOUR NAME.” No phone calls please. Only those we wish to interview will be contacted. Salary commensurate with experience. Includes an attractive benefits package.

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to building a culturally diverse and equitable environment, and strongly encourages applications from people of color and women. 

LMCC'S INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

LMCC’s Internship program provides meaningful opportunities for individuals interested in the arts and culture sector, from the perspective of a leading non-profit organization in New York City. We offer year-long and summer internship  opportunities for interns to gain an in-depth experience at the organization. Interns choose an internship focus to pursue under the guidance of a staff member, while gaining exposure to all departments in our collaborative-minded office.

During the program, all interns receive a monthly participation honorarium of $250, along with a monthly travel stipend of $150 and monthly meal stipend of $100. Interns also have access to a professional development reimbursement fund of up $100 throughout their internship. All internships are structured at 16 - 24 hours per week, including supporting our evening and weekend events. 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.