Director of Programs

Fourth Arts Block (FABnyc)

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Fourth Arts Block (FABnyc) is a team of artists and organizers working to preserve, sustain, and grow the cultural vibrancy of the Lower East Side neighborhood. FABnyc works in partnership with the community – bringing artists and arts strategies to: fight physical and cultural displacement, build collective power and collaboration, increase equity and access to cultural resources and public space, and support local resiliency and community health.

Our work includes engaging a membership of 40+ cultural and community organizations, commissioning and creating community art project, producing community-wide events to celebrate the unique cultural character of the Lower East Side, providing affordable workspace for artists, and advocating for the ways arts & culture can advance equity, inclusion, and justice.

FABnyc has a small, committed, collaborative and creative team based in the East 4th Street Cultural District.


The Director of Programs will shape and implement FABnyc’s arts and community engagement programming, working directly with the Executive Director on all aspects of programming, including community partnerships, artist commissions, support for local organizing, and initiatives which help sustain member cultural organizations across the Lower East Side.

  • Excellent writing, communication, and interpersonal skills

  • Capacity to take leadership on projects while thriving in a collaborative environment

  • Experience with community partnerships and public engagement

  • Strong knowledge of the field and practice of community engaged art

  • Excellent organizational skills; can set goals and follow through with accountability

  • Manages time effectively with multiple projects at play

  • Fluency with Mac platforms; ease with Google Apps and Slack

  • A commitment to inclusion and equity that has informed their work and familiarity with an intersectional approach to social justice

  • Excitement about the work FAB is doing in the Lower East Side

  • Bilingual in English and Spanish and/or graphic design skills a plus.

We are seeking a candidate with a Master’s Degree or equivalent experience, with at least 3-4 years working in the nonprofit arts. We prefer a candidate with a background in community based arts, civically or socially engaged arts practices, and/or cultural organizing.

How to Apply

Please fill out application (at Includes submission of cover letter and resume.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, with priority given to those received by July 20, 2019 or before.

As we are a small organization, please be advised that we cannot respond to all inquiries. We cannot accept phone calls and/or follow up emails. Only candidates for consideration will be contacted.

FABnyc has a strong commitment to principles of diversity, is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, gender/ gender identity/ gender expression, age, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, religion, HIV serostatus, disability, or marital status. People of color, immigrants, women, LGBTQ+ folk, and members of other historically marginalized groups are especially welcome and encouraged to apply.

Health insurance allocation of $5000. Fifteen days vacation plus last week of August, last week of December off.

Posted on June 26