Careers

Staff and board at the Manhattan Community Arts Breakfast, 2018. Photo credit: Whitney Browne.
Staff and board at the Manhattan Community Arts Breakfast, 2018. Photo credit: Whitney Browne.

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 Program Manager, Artist Residencies. The Program Manager, Artist Residencies is an integral part of the Artist Services team and works closely with the Director of Artist Services in the design and execution of LMCC’s artist residency programs, including the integration and alignment with LMCC’s organizational initiatives and activities as they relate to artist residencies. This individual also represents LMCC in external partnerships on a regular basis.

Responsibilities include:

  • Works closely with Director of Artist Services and other key staff on residency program development, strategy, and vision
  • Manages administration and implementation of artist residency programs, including:
    • Manages program-specific selection processes, including open call, nomination-based, and invitation-only
    • Manages strategy and format for program participant intake and evaluations 
    • Acts as primary liaison for program participants, including intake, orientations, regular check-ins, fielding inquiries, tracking payments, and evaluation process
    • Acts as primary liaison for program-specific contacts and partner organizations 
    • Develops and manages program-specific professional and creative development opportunities for program participants
    • Co-designs and oversees year-round calendar of programming and space-use
  • Ensures that the activities and programs of the department support the development of artists’ work, projects, and careers, with a focus on their varied creative practices, relative to the ever-changing conditions for artistic production and consumption
  • Develops key performance indicators for programs, to be used in internal and external reporting, as well as program development by representing artist residencies in institutional efforts related to data tracking methods and processes 
  • Actively researches and evaluates new opportunities for artist residencies programming
  • Integrates sustainable practices in artist residency programs in order to support LMCC’s initiative in developing a sustainable framework
  • Works inter-departmentally on the planning and execution of public program events related to artist residencies
  • Works inter-departmentally on space acquisition, facility maintenance, and contracting program participants
  • Coordinates inter-departmentally on marketing and communications, proposals and final reports, including preparing documentation, qualitative information, and statistics
  • Ensures current and comprehensive database for program tracking and contact management
  • Generates innovative solutions to program challenges 
  • Other duties as assigned      

The Program Manager, Artist Residencies reports to the Director of Artist Services and supervises a Program Associate as well as seasonal interns.

Qualifications: Strong candidates for this position will have:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Art History, Architecture & Urban Planning, Film, Theatre, New Media, Arts Administration, Nonprofit Management, or related fields
  • Masters Degree in related fields preferred
  • 3-5 years experience in the field; minimum of 1 year of supervisor experience
  • Knowledge of contemporary visual, performing, and literary arts communities in NYC including curators, presenters, and other residency programs.
  • Excellent organizational, written and verbal skills.
  • Ability to multi-task and maintain keen attention to detail.
  • 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 “Program Manager, Artist Residencies: 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 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 seeks a permanent full-time Production & Operations Associate to join immediately. Reporting to the Executive Director, Finance & Administration, this person will have primary responsibility for supporting all activities at The Arts Center at Governors Island, and is also involved in the space needs and logistics for our other public venues and satellite spaces.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Oversees organization, tracking and maintenance of the A/V equipment storage room at The Arts Center at Governors Island and provides support of the A/V equipment storage room at LMCC’s office
  • Responds to equipment requests in a timely manner and provides guidance in production planning for LMCC events, residencies, and space rental activities
  • Acts as support staff for all LMCC spaces including productions, rentals, events, exhibitions, meetings, and other forums at LMCC’s Arts Center at Governors Island
  • Works with the Executive Director, Finance & Administration, to coordinate site activation, move-ins and move-outs and improvements of all spaces, including The Arts Center, our office at Maiden Lane, and satellite spaces
  • Serves as point of contact with landlord, building management and related vendors, including café operator at The Arts Center at Governors Island
  • Manages facility-related coordination, including overseeing space use calendar, load-in and load-outs, and logistics for artistic, programming and space rental needs
  • 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
  • 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
  • Generates independent contract agreements as needed (based on experience)
  • Serves as support staff for organization-wide events as needed
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications: Strong candidates for this position will have:

  • 2-3 years of experience in production, performing arts venues, art space exhibitions, gallery installations, or museums
  • Knowledge of general A/V equipment such as projectors, TVs, VCRs, DVD/CD players, Speakers, and other sound equipment
  • Working knowledge of IT systems and management a plus.
  • Valid driver’s license. Must be able to lift and move up to 50 lbs.    
  • Excellent organizational, written, verbal and analytical skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • 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.
  • Strong interest and/or knowledge of the diverse artistic disciplines LMCC presents and communities we serve.
  • Proficiency using Mac OS, Salesforce or equivalent database and Asana or task management tool

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 “Production & Ops 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.

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.