We are eager to build civic alliances between a broad range of community organizations and The Perelman. Community organizations with whom we will have relationships both include and expand beyond those near our site in Lower Manhattan and those that are geographically based. We will seek relationships with a broad array of communities throughout all five boroughs, ranging from those rooted in neighborhood to occupation, age, ability/disability, faith, sexual orientation and gender identity, and culture and language, among many other ways to define community. The contours of each relationship will vary based on the specific needs of organizations and the shape of Perelman projects, but alliance relationships will often include: welcoming an organization’s constituents to The Perelman as audience and sometimes as participating artists (both existent groups and first-time performers of all ages); holding workshops, conversations and panels in our building and in community spaces; and creating programs that are responsive to a community’s needs.
The Perelman is seeking to hire a full-time Director of Civic Alliances (DCA), reporting to Artistic Director Bill Rauch, who will begin in the spring of 2021. We look forward to filling this position with a skilled bridge-builder experienced in the complexities and nuances of the performing arts, community organizing and civic diplomacy, and demonstrating an ability to harness the power of the arts to contribute to a more equitable society. The successful candidate should have a proven track record of collaborating with a wide range of constituents, an insatiable curiosity about the infinite variety of human experience, a profound commitment to under-represented voices, and an unshakeable belief in art that inspires hope. The Director of Civic Alliances will seek new ways to forge audience involvement and participation.
The Director of Civic Alliances will:
Have primary responsibility for identifying, building and strengthening relationships with community-based organizations throughout all five boroughs of New York City.
Identify, build and strengthen relationships with stakeholders including elected officials and government representatives, local residents, workers in surrounding office towers, and 9/11 Memorial and Museum constituentsand visitors.
Ensure that each alliance relationship includes one or more of the following elements:
Setting up opportunities for direct participation of community artists in select projects;
Introducing lead artists of select projects to community stakeholders for content development;
Producing programming (including workshops, panels and conversations) that surround select performances, both in our building and in community spaces;
Creating select programs that are responsive to the self-identified needs of community organizations;
Facilitating community-specific audience building (in collaboration with marketing team) as part of the Perelman’s core commitment to welcome people of all cultural and socio-economic backgrounds.
Manage the Civic Alliances programs
Work with executive leaders and the entire staff on creating a welcoming environment throughout the building and all Perelman programs.
Work with the artistic and producing directors on artistic planning.
Work with the president on stakeholder relationships.
Stay current on national conversations and trends relevant to the DCA’s work.
Qualifications and Competencies:
In order to meet their responsibilities, the ideal DCA candidate will:
Have at least seven years of professional experience in community organizing, community engagement and/or other community-rooted leadership for an arts organization, as well as a passion for the performing arts;
Have a track record of building new initiatives; nimbleness and improvisational problem-solving ability are a must;
Be an exceptional relationship builder with the ability to communicate with people from different cultural and socio-economic backgrounds, transitioning from board rooms to community potlucks to rehearsal rooms with ease;
Possess extensive professional experience in New York City, with knowledge of the diverse communities from all five boroughs that make up our city;
Lead with a sophisticated understanding of anti-racism and anti-oppression practices as well as the vocabulary and skills of community organizing;
Demonstrate the ability to conceive, strategize, manage and prioritize between multiple projects;
Exhibit tech fluency, building and maintaining relationships through multiple digital platforms;
Have flexibility to work outside typical business hours.
In addition, preference will be given to candidates with
the ability to communicate in one or more languages in addition to English;
experience working with immigrant communities.
Please submit a resume and a statement of interest. Within your statement, please address what the work of building and maintaining civic alliances means to you. Please also include contact info for three references. All materials should be sent by February 19, 2021 to Emily Calderin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Annual salary will range between $90,000 and $110,000, plus full benefits.
Equal employment opportunity and a commitment to a diverse staff are fundamental principles at The Perelman, where employment opportunities are based upon individual capabilities and qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, citizenship, disability, veteran status or any other protected characteristic as established under law.
About The Ronald O. Perelman Performing Arts Center, New York City
The Perelman Performing Arts Center is currently under construction at the World Trade Center. Within its three flexible and intimate performance spaces, The Perelman will produce multiple projects in theatre, dance, music and chamber opera, each surrounded by thematically-linked curated programming and significant community participation.
The Perelman is seeking to hire a full-time Producer (job title to be further refined in collaboration with the successful candidate) who will begin in early 2020. The Producer will collaborate closely with Artistic Director Bill Rauch to oversee all artistic programming of this new arts center. The Producer’s primary responsibility will be to manage the commissioning, developing and producing of original projects, as well as helping to curate presented work. The Producer will also recruit and oversee curatorial advisors in consultation with the Artistic Director. The successful candidate should have a proven track record and an extraordinary ability to collaborate with artists, an insatiable curiosity about multiple disciplines, a profound commitment to equity and marginalized voices, and an unshakeable belief in art that inspires hope.
We... seek a Producer who is eager to roll up their sleeves and build something new; nimbleness, improvisational problem-solving ability, and a proclivity for managing multiple projects simultaneously are a must. The Producer must possess an insight into and experience with production budgets and should demonstrate that they have successfully delivered opening nights for the artists and organizations that they have previously served.
Since our organization will seek new ways to pioneer audience involvement and community participation, the Producer also needs a passion for the diverse communities that make up our city; extensive experience in New York is essential. A background in community engagement is a significant plus, as is experience with unions and contracting. The Perelman aspires to create work that pushes the boundaries of form while simultaneously creating access to a broad range of audiences through a celebration of story. Given our artistic director’s career-long focus in theater, we will prioritize candidates who have history with a range of performance disciplines.
Cover letters and resumes of possible candidates along with the contact info for three references should be sent to Emily Calderin at email@example.com.
Equal employment opportunity and having a diverse staff are fundamental principles at The Perelman, where employment opportunities are based upon individual capabilities and qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, citizenship, disability, veteran status or any other protected characteristic as established under law.
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