START DATE: Feb. 1, 2024
Social Practice CUNY (SPCUNY) is seeking an experienced cultural producer to lead and manage public programming as the Associate Director. The position delivers all aspects of the administration and coordination of SPCUNY public programs, including but not limited to public talks, workshops, conversations with Fellows, and more.
Working under project co-directors, and alongside the SPCUNY team — the ideal candidate is highly motivated, comfortable in the public sphere, and able to actively research, cultivate, and coordinate for events/programs. This candidate cares deeply about social justice issues, is familiar with the working methodologies of socially engaged or public-facing art (visual, performative, and otherwise), is keen to interrogate and develop publicly aligned pedagogy, and is dedicated to equitable practices and aligned with SPCUNY mission, vision, and values. Knowledge of academic institutions is a plus, although not a requirement.
Based at The Graduate Center, City University of New York, and developed out of the Social Practice Queens (SPQ) program at Queens College, SPCUNY’s theory of educational transformation fosters structures and resources for diverse creative leaders who will empower New York City as an inclusive, justice-driven cultural landscape. In addition to its goal of initiating interdisciplinary projects within the CUNY network, SPCUNY has also partnered with Tate Modern, Middlesex University London, and Queens Museum to explore how the teaching of social practice can be improved for arts practitioners through partnerships between cultural and higher education institutions. Learn more: https://socialpracticecuny.org/