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 in 1973 as Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, LMCC serves, connects, and makes space for artists and community.

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.

The following positions are available:

Creative Producer

Creative Producer (PDF)

LMCC seeks a permanent full-time Creative Producer to join immediately. Reporting to the Executive Director, Artistic Programs, this person will have primary responsibility for the design and execution of LMCC’s River To River Festival, all performing arts related programs at LMCC’s Arts Center at Governors Island, and other special events. This individual may also represent LMCC in external partnerships from time to time.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Manages the planning, administration, and implementation of LMCC’s performing arts programs, including the River To River Festival, performing arts series at the Arts Center and special events.
  • Manages contracting process for artists, partners, and vendors
  • Develops and manages program timelines and project schedules
  • Issues and manages project and program budgets
  • Works with team members in assisting them in budgeting out technical requirements/ rentals for events, and visual art projects from time to time
  • Manages site acquisition process for site-based work, including conducting site visits, obtaining permits, permissions, certificate of insurance requests, and helping to develop venue and city agency relationships
  • Acts as the primary liaison for artists, vendors, seasonal staff and site partners
  • Oversees all technical and operational aspects of events and hires production teams as needed
  • Liaises with production personnel and/or coordinators of partner organizations on joint ventures
  • Assists with internal communications and external promotion
  • Coordinates with Institutional Advancement team on event hospitality, signage, staffing, and other day-of needs
  • Coordinates with the Institutional Advancement team to complete event reports and assists seasonal staff members in completing event reports
  • Develops key performance indicators for programs, to be used in internal and external reporting, as well as program development
  • Actively researches and evaluates new opportunities for public programming and fields inquiries and requests from prospective artists, partners, and colleagues in the field
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications: Strong candidates for this position will have:

  • 3-5 years experience in the field; minimum of 1 year of supervisor experience
  • 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 Lili Chopra, Executive Director, Artistic Programs at jobs[at]lmcc.net. Please title the email “Creative Producer: 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. 

Facilities and Operations Associate

Facilities and Operations Associate (PDF)

LMCC seeks a permanent full-time Facilities & Operations Associate to join immediately. Reporting to the Executive Director, Finance & Administration, this person will have primary responsibility for supporting all activities at LMCC’s Arts Center at Governors Island, and is also involved in the facilities and equipment management for our other public venues and satellite spaces. This individual may also represent LMCC in external partnerships from time to time.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Serves as point of contact with landlord, building management and related vendors, including café operator 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Responds to equipment requests in a timely manner and provides guidance in production planning for LMCC events, residencies, and space rental activities
  • Oversees organization, tracking and maintenance of the A/V equipment storage room at LMCC’s Arts Center at Governors Island and provides support of the A/V equipment storage room at LMCC’s office
  • 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
  • Manages LMCC ALL calendar
  • Creates agendas and information packets as needed
  • Assists in creating office procedures and systems and space use guidelines; and maintaining Office Guidelines Manual
  • Generates independent contract agreements as needed
  • 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 art space, gallery or museum facilities maintenance
  • 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.
  • 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 “Facilities & 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.

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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 $100. Interns also receive a monthly travel stipend of $150 and monthly meal stipend of $100. Interns also have access to a professional development reimbursement fund of up to $150 throughout the internship. All internships are structured at 16 - 20 hours per week, including supporting our evening and weekend events.