Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC) is a dynamic 45-year old non-profit organization that empowers artists with networks, resources, and support, to create vibrant sustainable communities within Lower Manhattan and beyond. LMCC seeks a permanent full-time Program Manager, Public Programs & Exhibitions to join immediately. Reporting to the Director of Cultural Programs, this person will have primary responsibility for the design and execution of LMCC’s public programs and public-facing projects, including the River To River Festival, Open Studios, and our first public season at LMCC’s Arts Center at Governors Island.Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC) is a dynamic 45-year old non-profit organization that empowers artists with networks, resources, and support, to create vibrant sustainable communities within Lower Manhattan and beyond. LMCC seeks a permanent full-time Program Manager, Public Programs & Exhibitions to join immediately. Reporting to the Director of Cultural Programs, this person will have primary responsibility for the design and execution of LMCC’s public programs and public-facing projects, including the River To River Festival, Open Studios, and our first public season at LMCC’s Arts Center at Governors Island.
With Executive Director, Artistic Programs and Director of Cultural Programs, designs and articulates the curatorial vision for all public programming
Ensures that the activities and programs of the department support both development and presentation of artists, as well as their creative practice, and their work
Assists Director of Cultural Programs in ensuring programs reflect LMCC’s values, and are delivered with rigor and integrity, and continually strive to be more equitable and inclusive
Manages the planning, administration, and implementation of LMCC’s public programs, including the River To River Festival, Open Studios, exhibitions at Arts Center & other sites, and additional special projects
Manages year-round calendar of public programs and exhibitions
Manages contracting process for artists, partners, and vendors
Serves as Line Producer for all public programming and serves as Gallery Manager for all exhibitions, coordinating all artistic and production elements: Develops and manages program timelines and project schedules; Issues and manages project and program budgets; Manages site acquisition process for site-based work; Acts as the primary liaison for artists, vendors, seasonal staff and site partners; Coordinates logistics for gallery exhibitions, including sourcing materials, loan forms, installation planning, working closely with artists and art handlers to execute the installs, upkeep and de-installs; Oversees research and development of exhibition checklists; Oversees or manages production for artist’s work as needed
Hires and supervises seasonal and project-specific staff
Collaborates with Communications & Marketing Associate and Public Engagement & Special Events Manager to coordinate Public Engagement programming experiences at the Arts Center and to develop Front of House strategies, including audience materials
Assists Director of Cultural Programs with administration of the Extended Life program, which offers robust support to choreographers
Coordinates with Institutional Advancement team on and ensures effective and timely sharing of information for web and print-based marketing and communications, website content, press releases, announcements, and e-blasts
Coordinates with Institutional Advancement team to prepare proposals and final reports for funders including preparing documentation, qualitative information, and statistics
Other duties as assigned
Bachelor’s Degree in Art History, Curatorial or Museum Studies, Dance, Theatre, Arts Administration required
Master’s Degree in related fields preferred
3-5 years experience producing performance and visual arts projects
2 years experience managing exhibitions and working on a curatorial team,
Minimum of 2 years of supervisor experience
Excellent organizational, written and verbal skills
Strong ability to generate and implement project plans with keen attention to detail
Strong understanding of how artists work and track record in supporting development and presentation of work
Must be thoughtful, sensitive, and professional in interactions with artists, staff, partners, and stakeholders
Broad-based knowledge of technical aspects of performance and contemporary art forms, art handling
Ability to interface with program officers, community leaders, politicians and business professionals
Experience in writing and speaking publicly about the arts
Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment, prioritize workload and meet deadlines, as well as manage details, while being graceful and diplomatic
Strong interest and/or knowledge of the diverse artistic disciplines LMCC presents and communities we serve
Knowledge of materials, properties, methods of fabrication and audio visual installs and digital artworks is a plus
Proficiency using Mac OS, Adobe Creative Suite, Form Assembly, Submittable and Asana; Exhibition design software knowledge, such as Sketchup and ExhibitA is a plus.
Please e-mail your resume and a thoughtful cover letter, stating how you heard about the position and your qualifications to Danielle King, Director of Cultural Programs at jobs[at]lmcc.net. Please title the email “Program Manager Public Programs & Exhibitions: YOUR NAME.” No phone calls please. Only those we wish to interview will be contacted. Salary commensurate with experience. Includes an attractive benefits package.
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to building a culturally diverse and equitable environment, and strongly encourages applications from people of color and women. To learn more about LMCC, visit www.LMCC.net.