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LMCC Arts Center at Governors Island, Location: New York NY, Architect: Pei Cobb Freed & Partners and Adamson Associates Architects

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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Founded in 1973 as Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, LMCC serves, connects, and makes space for artists and community. LMCC seeks a permanent full-time Public Engagement Manager. The Public Engagement Manager is an integral part of the Public Programs team with primary responsibility for developing and implementing the organization’s approach to public engagement.

Responsibilities include:

  • Works with the Public Programs team to develop, plan, and implement educational and engagement programs particularly for, but not limited to The Arts Center on Governors Island, including gallery talks, special activities, and activities for families and children
  • Manages public engagement staff and volunteers at The Arts Center; Interviews and selects public engagement staff & volunteers; plans, schedules and assigns work to staff and volunteers
  • Leads onboarding and training for public engagement staff and volunteers that incorporates LMCC’s commitment to diversity, equity, access, and inclusion
  • Creates and oversees feedback and evaluation plans for all of LMCC’s public-facing experiences, providing regular reports and subsequent adjustments and improvements to the visitor service experience at The Arts Center, River To River Festival, and special events
  • Prepares and/or consults on exhibition interpretation materials in order to meet best practices for access and inclusion, including labels, gallery notes, family guides, visitor comment books, and other visitor services in close collaboration with the Director of Exhibitions and Public Programs, and other key members of specific projects
  • Works with key staff and members of Operations to create a comprehensive over-hire & volunteer recruitment, management, recognition, and retention plan
  • Participates in community partnership efforts with other Governors Island organizations and those in Lower Manhattan 
  • Works with Institutional Advancement team as needed to support special events
  • Develops audience engagement and events strategy for all Public Engagement initiatives, such as the River To River Festival, Open Studios, Exhibitions and Installations at The Arts Center
  • Develops staffing plans for all public programs based on need and audience development strategy in collaboration with Director of Exhibitions & Public Programs
  • Manages seasonal over-hire and their efforts to implement LMCC’s on-site presence at public programs and events
  • Works with key staff and members of Operations to create a comprehensive over-hire & volunteer recruitment, management, recognition, and retention plan
  • Participates in community partnership efforts with other Governors Island organizations and those in Lower Manhattan 
  • Assists Institutional Advancement team as needed to support special events
  • Provides relevant programming data and content to assist with grant and sponsorship proposals and reports
  • Prepares appropriate information, data, and materials for Institutional Advancement’s institutional reports to Executive Directors, Board of Directors, and Board Committees
  • Works with Department head, or appropriate Supervisor, to ensure department operates within established financial guidelines and that budget dollars are used responsibly
  • Submits expense requests in a timely manner for approval, and ensures expense requests reach Finance Department in a reasonable time frame
  • Works to introduce innovative ways to reduce costs
  • Follows the organization’s best practices policies and procedures manual and works with other departments to maintain data-integrity
  • Monitors supervisory responsibilities’ work load on a day-to-day basis and reassigns tasks as needed to support departmental goals and objectives

The Public Engagement Manager reports to the Director of Exhibitions and Public Programs and supervises seasonal staffs, interns and volunteers.

Qualifications: Strong candidates for this position will have:

  • Bachelor’s Degree 
  • 3-5 years experience in arts programming and/or visitor engagement 
  • Microsoft Office, Internet, Salesforce, EventBrite
  • Excellent organizational, written and verbal skills, and facility with budgets. Skilled at interacting with the public and prioritizing their needs in a variety of programming contexts. 
  • Ability to analyze visitor data and measure it against an organizational mission and specific program objectives. 
  • Skilled at working collaboratively across different departments. Ability to skillfully interface with community leaders, politicians, and business professionals. 
  • Ability to stay focused, with keen attention to detail. Strong writing, editing, and proofreading skills. Strong project management and critical thinking skills. 
  • Knowledge of NYC arts community a plus.

Working Conditions:

  • Maintains a flexible full-time work schedule, taking into account weekend and evening programs, especially during the Summer public season between May-October. 

To Apply: Please e-mail your resume and a thoughtful cover letter, stating how you heard about the position and your qualifications to Jess Van Nostrand, Director of Exhibitions and Public Programs at jobs[at]lmcc.net. Please title the email “Public Engagement Manager: YOUR NAME.” No phone calls please. Only those we wish to interview will be contacted. Salary range for this position is $50,000- $54,000, also 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. To learn more about LMCC, visit www.LMCC.net.

Founded in 1973, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council champions and makes space for artists and community throughout the borough and beyond, and as NYC’s largest regrantor of city and state funding, awarding over $1.5 million to Manhattan based artists and art organizations. Through a unique model of private-public partnerships, LMCC creates opportunities for artists to advance in their careers and practices, providing grants, artists’ residencies, and exhibition and presentation opportunities.  LMCC also produces public programming such as the River To River Festival, Open Studios, and curates and operates the newly renovated and expanded Arts Center at Governors Island, a 40,000 square foot arts space for residency programs, public presentations, and exhibitions.

LMCC seeks a full-time Communications & Marketing Manager to build on this legacy and continue its mission as it heads into its 50th year. Lower Manhattan Cultural Council is committed to equity, diversity, inclusion and sustainability.

Reporting to the Director of Communications & Marketing (DOCM), this individual is an integral part of the team with primary responsibility for supporting implementation of communications & marketing strategies for all institutional and programmatic activities. The position serves as a brand ambassador interacting with LMCC’s stakeholders online and in-person (artists, general public, and community and cultural partners) ensuring that LMCC’s relationships remain stable and grow.

Responsibilities

  • Collaborates with the DOCM to design, execute and track strategic campaigns that support company goals and mission across initiatives, including budget tracking and media planning, as well as email marketing growth strategies, including executing newsletter campaigns.
  • Works with the Development team and IA department on yearly fundraising campaigns—leveraging new ideas and best-in-market practices to increase donations.
  • Spearheads the day-to-day management of marketing campaigns and initiatives that increase awareness for LMCC’s programs, ensuring key stakeholders are up-to-date, timelines are met, and KPIs are reached .
  • Manages the logistics and execution of promotional partnerships/sponsorship campaigns by creating timelines, providing assets and processing the requests of peer arts organizations, printers, advertisers, survey companies, e-blast providers and other similar companies.
  • Manages and tracks LMCC’s social media channels including, but not limited to, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.
  • Works with Events team to provide LMCC brand experience for all stakeholders pre-event, on-site and post-event.
  • Supervises the Communications & Marketing Associate, the Communications & Marketing Assistant and Intern(s).

Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree; 4-5 years’ experience in the marketing, communications field, or related fields, arts/cultural institution preferred. Excellent editorial capacity with a strong sense of design. Experience in speaking and writing about the arts. Excellent organizational, written and verbal skills. Ability to tie organizational mission and business goals to web presence.

To Apply: Submit applications via email with a resume and cover letter to jobs[at]lmcc.net. Please title the email “Communications & Marketing Manager: YOUR NAME.” No phone calls please. Only those we wish to interview will be contacted. Salary range for this position is $52,000. 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. To learn more about LMCC, visit www.LMCC.net.

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.