THE 52ND STREET PROJECT SEEKS ASSOCIATE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
The 52nd Street Project, a global leader in young people’s community based art programs, seeks a highly motivated individual to be Associate Artistic Director. This person should be an experienced theater artist with well developed teaching, directing, and writing skills, as well as a flexible, compassionate, and organized individual with experience working with youth ages 9-18.
The 52nd Street Project is committed to diversity at all levels: on our stage; in our audience; on our staff; and within our leadership. We strongly encourage candidates of color to apply. Duties include:
Teaching: The AAD teaches the cornerstone “Playmaking” playwriting classes for children age 9-11, creates and leads writing and rehearsal workshops for all of our theater programming and creative retreats, as well as co-teaching and developing curriculum for the 2-year-long Teen Ensemble acting program.
Directing: Working one-on-one with kid and adult actors to shape their playwriting and their performances. Collaborating with the Artistic Director to give notes during tech and dress rehearsals, and doing last minute “polishing” of the shows. There would also be the opportunity to write plays and perform alongside kids, if desired.
Trips: The Project takes kids out of town on six to seven weekend and week-long trips per year, in addition to a few in-town weekend writing workshops. The AAD is responsible for accompanying kids, volunteers, and other staff members on these trips in order to guide and advise the writing and rehearsal processes – in addition to driving a big van, going bowling and swimming, and generally keeping up with the kids for the duration of the trip. The AAD also obtains tickets to monthly theater events and accompanies the Teen Ensemble on these nighttime outings.
Productions: The Project mounts nine productions per year. The AAD helps to facilitate and schedule in-house rehearsal times and spaces for all productions. All artistic staff members attend all technical and dress rehearsals, performances, and strikes.
Volunteers/Interns: Recruitment, interviewing, and support of adult volunteers, most of whom are NYC theater professionals. Interviewing and supervision of college-age interns (in partnership with the Production Manager).
Education: Collaborate with the Director of Education and Program Director to conceive and produce education programs promoting the synergistic relationship between the Project’s educational and theatrical components.
Community: Assist in the intake of new Project kids and families, general supervision and hanging out with kids during the after-school hours, developing mentoring relationships with children, maintaining positive contact with teachers, administrators, and families.
This job is a close partnership with the Artistic Director and Program Director. Duties such as matching up kid/adult pairs for each production, observing rehearsals and giving feedback, and troubleshooting kids’ problems (both artistic and personal) as they arise, will be shared in an imprecise, sometimes overlapping, manner. The ideal person for this position would thrive in a collaborative environment. The job offers many rewards, including the chance to work with a 35 year old, extremely successful non-profit community-based arts organization; becoming part of a gifted and intimate community of artists and educators; and serving the wonderful and vibrant – but underserved – youth of Hell’s Kitchen.
Salary: Commensurate with experience. Questions about The 52nd Street Project or the position are welcomed, and may be addressed to Natalie Hirsch at email@example.com Please send letter and resume to: Natalie Hirsch, Artistic Director; The 52nd Street Project; Attn: AAD Search; 789 10th Avenue; New York, NY 10019
THE 52ND STREET PROJECT SEEKS DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATE
The 52nd Street Project, a global leader in young people’s community-based arts programs, seeks a highly motivated and meticulous Development Associate reporting to the Development Director and working closely with the Project’s small and collaborative development team. The ideal candidate is a self-starter, with strong writing skills and excellent organizational skills, as well as an appreciation of the Project’s programming and a strong affinity for its mission. The 52nd Street Project is committed to diversity at all levels: on our stage, in our audience, on our staff, and within our leadership. We strongly encourage candidates of color to apply.
The job offers many rewards, including the chance to work with an extremely successful nonprofit community-based arts organization; becoming part of a gifted and intimate community of artists and educators; and serving the wonderful and vibrant – but underserved – youth of Hell’s Kitchen. The Development Associate is an integral member of the development team.
Major Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Writing grant applications and reports for foundation, corporate and government supporters.
• Maintaining grant calendar and tracking all grant applications, reports, awards, acknowledgements etc. within Patron Manager database.
• Prospecting and researching new and future grant opportunities relevant to current and future programming.
• Maintaining donor database and mailing lists within Patron Manager database.
• Assisting with special events, including planning, marketing and production of events.
• Assisting with management of individual donors within Patron Manager database including tracking and research.
• Assisting with concessions stand at each Project performance, including maintaining inventory, processing credit card donation and purchases, and counting and reconciling all money received.
• 2 – 3 years of experience within a professional administrative setting, strong preference for those with a background in non-profit, arts, and/or education.
• 1 – 2 years of experience with grant management, writing and tracking
• Excellent written and oral communication skills
• Meticulous attention to details
• Strong judgment and ability to interact with high-profile individuals
• Comfort working autonomously
• Ability to work some nights and weekends for event related support
Salary: Commensurate with experience. Benefits included.
To apply please email cover letter, resume and 2 writing samples to Kali Crandall at Crandall@52project.org with the subject line Development Associate Application.