The New York State Council on the Arts is recruiting for the position of Presenting Program Director The program administers grants to nonprofit organizations that engage, present, pay, and promote professional performing artists. The salary range is between $63,000 and $79,000, plus $1,000 location pay. A full benefits package is available and includes life, health, dental, vision, and retirement plans.
The candidate should have a knowledge of the functioning of performing arts presenters and of the presenting field, as well as a comprehensive background in nonprofit management. Candidates must have a four-year college degree or equivalent and a minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in the presenting field.
The position requires strong administrative skills. Candidates should be prepared to demonstrate excellent organizational and communication skills, written and verbal, and scrupulous attention to detail. Understanding and appreciation of diverse presenters and knowledge of performing artists and their different genres is important. The ability to work well with people is essential. Candidates should be available and willing to travel around the state to meet with applicants and attend arts activities. A valid driver’s license is useful. Candidates must be computer proficient.
The Presenting Program Director organizes and supervises the review process of approximately 180 grant applications within the context of Council policies and procedures. The Director advises the Council on issues and policy as they relate to the presenting field. The Director is the Council’s representative to the presenting constituency. The Director supervises a program associate and reports to a Deputy Director.
The U.S. Immigration and Nationality Act stipulates that no individual may be employed without proof of authority to work in this country.
NYSCA is an EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION employer. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, marital or veteran status, disability or sexual orientation.
Information on this employment opportunity is posted on the NYSCA website; http://www.nysca.org.
Inquiries should be made in writing – DO NOT TELEPHONE OR EMAIL – with a resume and two samples of analytic writing, to:
Al Berr, Deputy Director
175 Varick Street
New York, N.Y. 10014
APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 30, 2007