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.

DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANT

LMCC seeks a permanent full-time Development Assistant to join immediately. Reporting to the Director of Development, the Assistant will work closely with the development team to grow donor relationships, and support the department with all day-to-day functions related to the fundraising operation. The successful candidate must have an enthusiasm for and interest in building a career in fundraising, and possess excellent attention to detail and accuracy, a strong work ethic, and a collaborative spirit.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Supports LMCC’s growing individual giving program
  • Implements all direct-mail and email campaigns for individual and Board donors, including the annual calendar and fiscal-year-end appeal campaigns:
  • Supports the events team in all aspects of LMCC’s fundraising and donor cultivation efforts, including:
  • Provides integral data support within the Salesforce database, including donor record upkeep, list management and analytical reporting, with a focus on pristine data integrity
  • Processes all contributed income, including acknowledgements, grant payments, donations, sponsorships, and in-kind support from all stakeholders. Records all income in Salesforce
  • Conducts ongoing research and creates comprehensive profiles on LMCC donor prospects (individuals, foundations, corporations, and government)
  • Assists in the timely submission of grant proposals and reports, and provides support with ongoing prospect research
  • Provides key administrative support to department staff, including scheduling internal and external meetings, preparing materials and correspondence, and reconciling income and expenses with the finance and operations department
  • Serves as support staff for organization-wide events as needed
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications: Strong candidates for this position will have:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 1-2 years experience in the field
  • Excellent organizational, written, verbal and analytical skills
  • 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 Rebecca Cardwell, Director of Development at jobs@lmcc.net. Please title the email “Development Assistant: 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.

 

VISITOR ENGAGEMENT ASSOCIATE: LMCC'S ARTS CENTER AT GOVERNORS ISLAND

LMCC seeks up to seven (7) qualified individuals for the position of Visitor Engagement Associate for our multi-disciplinary art space, LMCC’s Arts Center at Governors Island.

From September 12 – October 31, LMCC has scheduled public programming at its Arts Center at Governors Island such as gallery exhibitions, open studio events, open rehearsals, talks, workshops, demonstrations, and performances.

The Visitor Engagement Associate will report to the Lead Visitor Engagement Coordinator. She/He/They will staff the gallery space, to provide information to gallery visitors about LMCC and the Arts Center, answer questions and engage audiences with the exhibition, and assist with public programming as needed.

Responsibilities include:

  • Welcoming guests and ensuring a pleasant, inclusive, and informative experience
  • Serving as point person at the Arts Center for information about all of LMCC’s 2019 public programming, as well as providing informed responses to guests’ questions about Governors Island in general
  • Serving as ambassador for LMCC and all of its programs
  • Replenishing exhibition printed materials as necessary
  • Support the Lead VE Coordinator in collecting audience surveys
  • Assisting with public programs as needed
  • Maintaining the space on a daily basis, including minor cleaning and trash removal

This is a part-time temporary position with dates flexible from September 12 – October 31, 2019, and an orientation/walkthrough of the exhibition in late August/early September. The public hours of the Arts Center are as follows: Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 12-5pm. Staff is expected on-site from 11:00am-5:30pm, with the possibility of additional hours to accommodate programming and special events as needed.

Qualifications: Strong candidates for this position will have:

  • A personable demeanor, and experience with public speaking; a passion for connecting and engaging with audiences
  • Interest in, and familiarity with, contemporary art
  • A/V experience preferred but not required
  • Arts education, Museum education, or teaching experience a plus

To Apply: Please e-mail your resume with a thoughtful cover letter, stating how you heard about the position, and your schedule availability to Jasmin Tabatabaee, Public Engagement & Special Events Manager, at jobs@lmcc.net. Please title the email “Visitor Engagement Associate: YOUR NAME.” No phone calls please. Compensation will be $18/hour on a contract basis.

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.

APPLY FOR LMCC's 2019-2020 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.