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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 part-time Digital Media Content Producer to join immediately. Reporting to the Director of Communications & Marketing, this person will have primary responsibility for providing support on all aspects of LMCC’s digital content, including social media, photo and video. This individual works with the Director of Communications & Marketing, and other members of the Institutional Advancement team, to execute the LMCC’s transmedia content strategy (videos, photos, and other assets for primarily web but some print distribution). This role will create and manage photo and video content to be used for social media and LMCC's website (LMCC.net). 

Responsibilities Include:

  • Produces media assets and content, including editing and delivery of videos for the website or other advertising needs in alignment with the LMCC brand, for social media
  • Develops / Schedules: Weekly Scheduling, Instagram Stories according to LMCC’s editorial calendar, Daily Posting, Research per Artists News, Art News, Event News to be shared, Continuing Editorial Series, Taglines, Hashtags, Alt-Text captioning etc.
  • Delivers the following assets on a weekly/monthly basis: 
    • Editorial Photo and Video Series Including: Alumni News, Grantee Events, Resident Events, In process work, Arts Center News, LMCC Staff Monthly etc.
    • Outreach on social via liking, commenting, re-sharing to engage new followers
    • Weekly analytics tracking, weekly social media meetings and strategy adjustments as needed
    • At least 1 short form video and photography feature, and archival video and image content 
    • Posting of Video Interviews, Artist Features, Staff features, Archival Images, and Arts Center and LMCC program work
  • Documents programs and staff via video & photo on a case by case basis
  • Manages media intake, editing, final production, and asset library
  • Manages digital documentation archive under supervision of Director of Communications & Marketing and Communications and Marketing Manager
  • Ensures expense requests are submitted in timely manner
  • Communicates effectively and efficiently with all staff concerning relevant matters
  • Serves as support staff for organization-wide events as needed

Qualifications: Strong candidates for this position will have:

  • 3 years’ experience in web design, digital media production, or related fields, preferably in the art and non-profit context
  • Photography and video production skills. 
  • Expertise in social media digital technologies. 
  • Experience with design software applications and project management. 
  • Strong graphic design experience, particularly knowledge of concept development, layout composition, color theory and typography.  
  • Excellent organizational, written and verbal skills. Strong knowledge of marketing and public relations theory and principles. 
  • Ability to tie organizational mission and business goals to web presence. 
  • Strong editing and proofreading skills and excellent attention to detail. 
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment, prioritize workload and meet deadlines, as well as manage details while being graceful and diplomatic. 
  • Strong interest and/or knowledge preferred of the diverse artistic disciplines LMCC presents and communities we serve.
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite, Hootsuite, Iconosquare, video and audio editing software (Final Cut Studio, Adobe Premiere), Microsoft Office, and a variety of third-party websites and tools, including Google Analytics, Facebook Insights and major social media platforms Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn Vimeo, and Youtube. Comfort shooting video and recording audio on professional equipment. 

 

To Apply: Please e-mail your resume with a thoughtful cover letter, stating how you heard about the position and your qualifications, to Sophie Lam, Director of Communications & Marketing at jobs[at]lmcc.net. Please title the email “Digital Media Content Producer: YOUR NAME.” Please provide a link to social media account(s) managed and links to no more than 3 short (2-3 minute) video work samples. No phone calls please. Only those we wish to interview will be contacted. Please note: this is a part time role. 

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 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 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.