Senior Arts Manager

June 13th, 2022
Senior Arts Manager

Senior Arts Manager

  • Full Time
  • Mid-Level
Job Category: Programs/Services
Location: Manhattan
Job Sectors: Arts & Culture, Community Improvement, Education, Other

The Lower Eastside Girls Club is seeking a Senior Arts Manager to spearhead afterschool art programming and manage our  Alphabet City Art Studio! Reporting to the Director of Programs, this position will oversee and support the arts instructors with curriculum and program development, and lead the implementation and design of public and community programs and events.


Responsibilities include


Program Management and Development:


  • Revamp and Develop LESGC Arts Program, including overseeing  the vision, design, and implementation of Arts programming



  • Collaborate with artists, educators, and art instructors to design innovative and unique programs for middle and high school students and their families



  • Create program curriculum and support art instructors in program development, including syllabus, lesson plans, budget and materials



  • Assist art instructors with the completion and submission of class lesson plans/curriculum, program reporting documents as requested, scheduling, class support, family outreach, and attendance



  • Attend monthly department meetings with program leads and Director of Programs



  • Manage the Arts Studio supply inventory and materials (create a way to showcase student work , organize storage, check-in/out supplies, etc.)



  • Fill in for art instructors and assist with special projects, when needed



  • Build and manage community partnerships in the arts with local organizations, educational institutions, and corporate sponsors



  • Coordinate class schedules and events in collaboration with the program operations team



  • Maintain SACC Professional Development Training Hours 



  • Teach an afterschool or community class when requested or time permits



Program Support:


  • Support general program recruitment events and initiatives including but not limited to family town halls, open house events, and enrollment activities



  • Work with the Program Operations Manager to fulfill DYCD Program Requirements, including collecting curriculum, daily attendance, student files, and class notes



Special Projects and Events: 


  • Co-create, design, and manage the LESGC Artist in Residence Program, supervising two guest artists per year



  • Curate and produce six community gallery shows per year, 3 at the LESGC Center for Community and 3 at the LESGC Center for Wellbeing and Happiness in collaboration with the LESGC Facilities Team



  • Implement Alumnae Apprenticeship Program in collaboration with the Director of Programs



  • Organize and curate 3-5 artist talks per year



  • Coordinate public presentations of youth content and citywide collaborations with art fairs, galleries, etc.





  • Partner with the HR Manager and Director of Programs to recruit, hire, and onboard part-time arts instructors



  • Liaise with Director of Programs and HR Manager on SACC Professional Development Training Hours for art instructors and maintains SACC required hours



  • Liaise with the Program Operations Manager to fulfill DYCD Program Requirements, including collecting daily attendance, student intake, etc. 



  • Approve timecards for part-time art instructors



  • Responsible for organizing and finding coverage for instructors as necessary



Community Engagement & Outreach:


  • Serves as an ambassador for the organization and all of its initiatives 



  • Engages community members to increase their knowledge of, and involvement in, the organization’s programming, as requested, by:



    • Organizing, attending, and/or presenting at community meetings and events



    • Responding to public and community inquiries about organizational initiatives



    • Sharing and posting outreach materials such as flyers, posters, and other promotional materials in the community




Education and/or Experiences: 


  • Team player with a positive can-do attitude, ability to work independently to produce high quality work products, and manage multiple projects and relationships, simultaneously with accuracy 



  • Background in studio art, arts education, art history or studio management required



  • Knowledge of relevant New York City exhibitions (galleries and museums), events, and artists required



  • Previous managerial experience required 



Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities


  • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations including youth and young adults 



  • Excellent organizational skills, including the ability to set priorities and manage multiple projects simultaneously



  • Possesses excellent interpersonal, collaborative, and communication skills  



  • Professional, well organized, and strong attention to detail



  • Highly motivated, and results oriented, able to complete tasks efficiently in a fast-paced environment



  • Flexible and able to work cooperatively under pressure



  • High level of enthusiasm, initiative, motivation, and self-direction



Organizational Relationships: 


  • Reporting to the Director of Programs



  • Supervising Arts Instructors



Salary & Benefits:


The salary for this position is $68,500-$70,000, commensurate with experience. The LESGC’s benefit package includes medical, dental, vision insurance, a flexible spending account, dependent daycare, and a pre-tax transit benefit. To apply, please send cover letter and resume to [email protected]


COVID Response
LESGC is complying with New York City’s Department of Youth and Community Development’s vaccination mandate for all staff members. In addition, LESGC expects all staff members and building visitors to comply with LESGC’s COVID response policy:


  • Take precautions in public like wearing a well-fitted mask and physical distancing



  • Wear masks, practice physical distancing, and adhere to other prevention measures when visiting with unvaccinated people who are at increased risk for severe COVID-19 disease or who have an unvaccinated household member who is at increased risk for severe COVID-19 disease



  • Wear masks, maintain physical distance, and practice other prevention measures when visiting with unvaccinated people from multiple households



  • Avoid medium- and large-sized in-person gatherings



  • Get tested if experiencing COVID-19 symptoms



  • Follow guidance issued by individual employers



Follow CDC and health department travel requirements and recommendations


The Lower Eastside Girls Club

  • 402 East 8th Street
  • New York, NY 10009
  • Phone:

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