No Longer Empty (NLE) curates site-responsive exhibitions, education, and programs in unconventional locations around New York City. We create artistic platforms for collaboration and dialogue around social, cultural and political issues, amplifying existing community networks and cultural resources.
NLE’s exhibitions and programs are free and accessible to everyone. At the heart of our model is community engagement. A synthesis of local interviews and historical research drives the curatorial process. In turn, emergent narratives and the architecture of the site provide artists with new opportunities to expand their practices through commissioned work. We work with a diverse group of residents, curators, and artists in the co-creation of all aspects of our programming, and foreground art as a catalyst for community-led conversations about place; identity; and visions for the
No Longer Empty seeks an Executive Director to lead the 501(C3) nonprofit organization into a new phase of growth. Building on the success of NLE’s 10 years of curating in an expanded field and developing innovative and impactful educational programming, NLE is now poised to re-vision and expand the organization and its programmatic reach.
Reporting to and working closely with the Board of Directors, the Executive Director is responsible for the overall success of the organization. He/she is a strong and visionary leader with a proven track record in fundraising, arts programming, and organizational management.
The Executive Director will exercise initiative and independent judgment to tackle complex programmatic challenges and work effectively with a wide range of audiences, the Board, staff, contract personnel, and volunteers. He/she will lead NLE’s artistic and curatorial vision, and engagement with complex social issues central to contemporary culture and the communities and audiences NLE serves.
The Executive Director is a natural leader and partner who will grow current relationships and establish new links with community stakeholders, foundations, government, artists, partner organizations, , and others.
Working closely with the Board, staff, and stakeholders, the Executive Director will identify strengths, challenges, new opportunities, and execute the steps necessary for the attainment of short, medium, and long-term objectives.