Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York - Job Announcement Co-Director
Status // Full time, exempt, salaried
Schedule // General working hours for this role are Monday through Friday, 10 am to 6 pm.
Because attending theater is part of the co-director’s responsibilities, some weekend and evening event attendance is also expected.
Location // A.R.T./New York administrative staff currently operates in a hybrid model that includes both remote and in-person work. In-person occurs primarily at our locations at 520 8th Ave, Suite 319, in Manhattan, and 138 S. Oxford Street, in Brooklyn; and occasionally at the A.R.T./New York Theatres in Hell's Kitchen.
Reports to // Board of Directors, currently sitting at 24 members
Supervises // A full-time staff of 19 and a part-time staff of 31.
Key Relationships // This will be a shared leadership model, with two co-directors sharing responsibility for the organization
Compensation // $120,000 annually. Employer-provided benefits including health, dental, and vision. Option to enroll in AFLAC, Commuter Benefits, and a Retirement plan. Flexible paid time off policy.
Timeline // Review of application materials is currently expected to begin in July 2022. We welcome people from all backgrounds and the application will remain open until applications from a pool of candidates who are representative of NYC’s diverse population have been received. Anticipated to begin late summer or early fall 2022.
Curtain up! A.R.T./New York is looking to complete a starring duo to lead New York’s pre-eminent theatre service organization into the next act of its venerable and productive 50-year history. Together with Co-Director, Risa Shoup, you will build a collaboration that shapes the future not only of our organization, but of nonprofit theatre in our city, our state, and the world. You will work with people who absolutely love what they do: A.R.T./New York’s staff and its 450 members form a passionate, committed community dedicated to advancing theatre as a diverse, inclusive and innovative art form that connects and moves us with its sense of infinite possibility. The impact of the co-directors on this influential sector will be profound.
A.R.T./New York seeks experienced candidates to fill the role of Co-Director on a new Executive Leadership Team. Aligned with our values, the two-director team will jointly oversee an annual budget of approximately $7,000,000, a full-time staff of 19 and a part-time staff of 31 delivering a growing slate of services to New York’s nonprofit theatre sector. Specific responsibilities and areas of focus will vary based on the skills and interests of each director, as discussed with board and staff during the interview process and finalized in collaboration between Co-Directors upon hiring. We are not looking for a unicorn who can be everything at once. We are looking for a leader excited to collaboratively originate a shared leadership model in which two partners’ complementary skills and passions contribute to achieving shared goals.
Why a shared leadership model? When leadership is shared, each stakeholder invests not in any one individual but in the organization and its mission, and therefore in the future of the organization. This shift in investment began to emerge organically at A.R.T./New York in the past year and a half, as staff engaged more deeply in decision-making and envisioned collaborative frameworks. In the model, the staff and board now propose, two directors have equal standing within the organization; are recognized as equals externally; have autonomy over the process of determining what responsibilities they share, and make major decisions together.
Who You Are
We seek leaders who:
The Ideal Candidate
An ideal candidate has a deep understanding of:
An ideal candidate would also be eager to learn about any of the above areas that they are not already familiar with.
Primary Responsibilities and Expectations
In our shared leadership model, two Co-Directors will partner in the responsibility of leading ART/New York. We expect the Co-Directors to take the first year of their collaboration to determine the distribution of responsibilities and find an appropriate balance between supporting one another and leading together and independently.
These responsibilities include:
In both the hiring process and employment practices, A.R.T./New York is deeply committed to accessibility for those who are d/Deaf, disabled, and/or neurodivergent. Your application materials may be submitted in writing, audio, or video format. Initial interviews will be held via Zoom. If you are asked to interview, we will provide you with the following:
We are happy to provide whatever allows you to bring your best self to the application and interview process. If you require an accommodation that is not listed here, such as ASL interpretation or CART captioning, please contact Senior Manager of Business Affairs Daniella Benavides at email@example.com and we will be sure you have what you need. Additional accessibility information will be provided to candidates as they advance through the hiring process.
At A.R.T./New York, we strongly encourage individuals from historically underrepresented communities (including people of color, trans/NB/GNC, women, and disabled people) to apply for our job openings. A.R.T./New York strives to create a supportive work environment staffed by people who love theatre, desire to support the field, and are committed to a just and diverse theatre community in all its forms. A.R.T./New York is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, military status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Employees must be fully-vaccinated (as defined by the CDC). If you require accommodations for a disability or other exemption, please email our Senior Manager of Business Affairs, Daniella Benavides, to discuss. ART/NY will consider requests on individual circumstances of the situation and applicable law. You may also request a copy of our vaccine mandate ahead of submitting your application, which Daniella can provide
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