Tuesday, 29 November 2016 03:36

Associate Director of Public Works

Additional Info

  • Opportunity Title: Associate Director of Public Works
  • Organization-Sponsor: Public Theater
  • Deadline: Until Filled
  • Location (if applicable): Ny, NY
  • Description of Opportunity: The Public Theater is looking for an experienced leader to manage the Public Works program. Public Works partners with community partner organizations across the five boroughs to deliver superlative artistic programming to the residents of New York City. The Associate Director will create organizational structures for the Public Works program, community and national partnerships. The Associate Director will serve as the administrative lead for the department, managing the department budget and directing all future budget projections. This individual will inform and shape long term planning of Public Works and Public Works Goes National programming. 

    Specific responsibilities: 

    • Works with the Director of Public Works to execute Public Works Goes National. In this role, the Associate Director will on-board partners and guide relationships with key national and international stakeholders. Project manages the development of a “Public Works Playbook”. Works with Graphics, Marketing and Development departments to facilitate the PWGN Playbook design and distribution timeline. 

    • Manages the logistical and administrative components of new artistic initiatives ensuring the successful realization of a project from the idea stages through to production. 

    • Collaborates with the Production and Company Managers to create development, rehearsal and performance schedules for all new artistic initiatives including ACTivate. Works with creative team to execute community engagement programming around performances. 

    • Serves as part of the leadership team for the summer production, from auditions through the rehearsal process; 

    • attends production meetings and technical rehearsals. 

    • Directs the approval of all external facing collateral including playbill materials, press releases and marketing materials. 

    • Works closely with the Public’s development department on grant-writing and building relationships with funders. 

    • Establishes an archive of program activity, systematizing and centralizing records of community activities, productions, teaching processes and new artistic and administrative initiatives. 

    • Attends all Public Works activities, and acts as point-person and host for all shows that are not attended by Director of Public Works. 

    • Gives curtain speeches for Public Works program activities as scheduled. 

    • Manages the Public Works Assistant. 

    • Throughout all of these activities, the Associate Director should expect to include individuals and groups from the community partners. 

      Requirements: 5-6 years of senior management/producing experience. Proven ability to successfully manage departmental budget. Organizational and facilitation skills. Proficiency in Microsoft word, excel, (and graphics and video software). The successful candidate will have experience building collaborative relationships with a diverse array of people. The ability to see a problem from different angles and to build consensus, and be able to work with people from all different backgrounds. Background in community organizing desirable. 

      ACTivate is a new tier of the groundbreaking Public Works initiative designed to bind our community together by connecting us to the great issues and dilemmas of our time. ACTivate fills in the gap between the year-round classes and annual Delacorte pageant in September by expanding a participant’s role in the artistic process, engaging an ensemble in every aspect of the creative process, and culminating this experience in an original piece. 

      Public Works Goes National - The Public will be working with affiliated theaters throughout the U.S. to shape a working model for national and international use. The three affiliate theaters are Dallas Theater Center in collaboration with the Meadows School of the Arts; Mosaic Youth Theater in Detroit; and Seattle Repertory Theater. 

      The Public is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Applicants from populations underrepresented in the theater field are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, familial status, sexual orientation, national origin, ability, age, or veteran status. 

    Please send resume and cover letter to: jobs@publictheater.org
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