NEW INC is an interdisciplinary program of the New Museum that brings together annually @100 creative practitioners and entrepreneurs from a wide variety of fields across art, design and technology, promoting an environment of collaboration. The initiative is considered a global model for a cultural incubator and colleagues and alumni have hailed it as groundbreaking, transformative and socially impactful. Critical to the success of NEW INC is its commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in both its member recruitment and program methodologies. The Director is responsible for steering NEW INC’s vision, program, outreach, community and brand. The Director manages a 3-4 person staff and oversees online and in-person spaces. The director works closely with senior leadership of the New Museum and is a department head at the New Museum. The position reports to the Deputy Director.
ensure hybrid model of membership fees and partnerships meet income goals
develop annual budget that is approved by CFO and track budget month-to-month
work closely with the Development team to identify opportunities and sponsorships
lead on designated funding opportunities and in other cases support Development team
research, make recommendations and execute on ways to monetize curriculum and/or services of the NEW INC program
work closely with the VP of Strategic Partnerships and the Deputy Director on identifying and executing partnerships that enhance the NEW INC program and community
oversee and execute on the goals and outcomes of partnerships
oversee the ONX Studio (extended reality accelerator partnership with Onassis Foundation)
cultivate members for Advisory Council and steer twice-a-year Council meetings
provide updates to key trustees, VIPS, alumni
Recruitment and Outreach
refine vision and timeline for recruitment of members
oversee a plan for more robust pipelines
ensure processes yield high caliber, inclusive member community
lead and tie New Museum’s DEI commitment to recruitment process
work closely with Associate Director of Programming to refine vision and pacing of professional development program
ensure delivery of a high-quality professional development program
develop vision and pacing of community and public facing thought leadership program
lead and tie New Museum’s DEI commitment to programming
hire, manage and retain excellent staff
develop protocols for communication amongst staff and staff and community
provide guidance and mentorship
work closely with the COO to contribute ideas for New INC space in the new building
work closely with DD and COO to find and secure swing space for January 2022-2024
Long Term Strategy
work in partnership with DD and Director of New Museum on 3-5 year strategic plan
explore opportunities of growth (i.e. online membership/activities, consultancy, franchises)
Qualifications and Skills
Excellent oral, written and visual communication skills. Able to effectively assert a vision and position based on broad expertise while demonstrating the ability to nurture the creative ideas of others.
8+ years of experience of nonprofit or cultural organization management, fundraising, strategy and partnership building, budget management or equivalent
Exceptional network of contacts and relationships in the fields of art, design, technology and entrepreneurship.
Effective communicator in a variety of formal presentation settings: one-on-one, small/large groups, peers, direct reports and organization wide.
Ability to interact effectively with community members, staff, partners, consultants, the media and donors and to be a strong and effective team leader
Ability to foster team spirit and proactively support staff and community leadership development.
Ability to manage NEW INC tech platforms including Zoom, Asana, Submittable, Squarespace, Slack, Eventbrite, and Stripe
About the Museum
Founded in 1977, the New Museum is a leading destination for new art and new ideas. It is Manhattan’s only dedicated contemporary art museum and is respected internationally for the adventurousness and global scope of its curatorial program. In 2007, the New Museum made history with the inauguration of its first permanent building at 235 Bowery designed by the Tokyo-based firm SANAA. Since opening in its new location, over 3.8 million have visited or attended programs and events, and the Museum has presented 90+ exhibitions with 500 artists from 60 countries around the globe, and 650+ public programs ranging from live performances, conferences, residencies, screening, after-school programs, and family days. The. For more information about the New Museum and its programs, please visit www.newmuseum.org.
The New Museum of Contemporary Art believes that all persons are entitled to Equal Employment Opportunity and we do not discriminate against our staff members or applicants for employment because of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, gender identity and expression, sex, age, disability, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, genetic information, or veteran or citizenship status provided they are qualified and meet the requirements for the job.
Please learn more about New Museum’s Commitment to Racial Equity on our website at www.newmuseum.org.
NEW INC is a nonprofit incubator and a department of the New Museum. Salary is commensurate with the nonprofit environment.
Serious candidates only. Expressions of interest (cover letter and CV) must be sent by May 31st.
Please send a cover letter and resume with your salary requirements expressing your interest and qualifications to NewIncDirector@newmuseum.org.