Location and Job Title:
Cultural Arts Director
Commonpoint Queens - Samuel Field Y
58-20 Little Neck Parkway
Little Neck, NY 11362
STATEMENT OF THE POSITION
Within our framework of a holistic, strength-focused, and high-quality service delivery to the clients of the Queens community, an individual hired as a Cultural Arts Director will report directly to the Chief Strategy Officer. Positioned to be at the forefront of our services to the community, this position will require a strong, collaborative, organized professional who thrives on working in teams.
Required Skills, Competencies and Attributes
- Strong customer focus, both internally and externally and the ability to foster this attitude and skill in others.
- Highly creative, knowledgeable and current in methodologies and approaches to engage multiple audiences.
- Ability to effectively manage guest artists, presenters, authors, speakers etc.
- Organized and detail-orientated in the ability to develop, plan, organize and implement programs and services.
- Working knowledge of short and long-term planning, budgeting, and program development.
- Ability to build strong partnerships in an environment of collaboration, both internally and externally.
- Expertise in program research, development, implementation and evaluation.
- Ability to develop and sustain a team approach to program and service development.
- Excellent ability to adapt communication and interpersonal style to various audiences.
- Experience with the Microsoft Office and Google Suite.
- Ability to communicate effectively with others, both verbally and in writing.
- Understanding, appreciation and passion for the mission and values of the organization.
- Strong knowledge of Jewish heritage, values, traditions and culture.
- Willingness to work evenings, weekends and holidays as required.
- Willingness to perform other related duties as needed, required or assigned.
- Assists the Executive Team in long-range planning, including business planning and strategic goal-setting for cultural arts programming.
- Ensures the successful implementation of vibrant programs for all adult population segments which are current with modalities of Judaic culture (under 40/over 40 populations).
- Provides guidance and leadership to Cultural Arts programming and Jewish Identity committee.
- Works closely with the Program Divisions and marketing team to ensure the development, marketing and promotion of programs to maximize participation and financially viability of programs.
- Works closely with the VP of Development to foster donor cultivation, relations and sponsorships, especially those who are patrons of the arts, to develop a strong commitment for the Cultural Arts and Jewish Programming.
- Develops new and expands relationships with organizations and businesses in the Jewish and greater community that will enhance commitment and participation to cultural arts programming.
- Responsible for all aspects of development and direct implementation including the branding, marketing plan, fundraising plan and operating budget of:
- Film Festivals
- Book Festivals and Author Series
- Trips and Missions both Domestic and International
- Jewish Holiday Centered Programming
- Community celebrations
- Special events
- Outreach programming
- Art Gallery
- Other programming as developed
- Follow up with new attendees to maximize continuing engagement and participation as well as donor development.
- Prepares yearly budget and maintains fiscal responsibility for all expenditures and income for all programs and services within cultural arts programming.
- Cultivate cultural arts programming activities in collaboration with other agency partners to maximize participation, impact and benefit to clients.
- Develop and monitor measurable program objectives and evaluations and provide regular reports on progress and results.
Education & Qualifications
- BA/BS degree from an accredited college or university, Master's Degree preferred.
- 7-10 years of experience in special events, implementation and management in a cultural arts or Jewish communal agency environment, preferred.
- 3+ years of experience in the areas of staff supervision, program development, budget, marketing, implementation and evaluation.
- Supervisory experience preferred.
- Schedule: Full Time / 40 hours per week with adjusted hours for evenings and weekends as needed.
- Location: Multiple locations including Little Neck, Forest Hills and Bayside, Queens.
- Salary: $70,000-$75,000
To Apply: To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to Danielle Hersch at DHersch@commonpointqueens.org. Please indicate "Cultural Arts Director" in the subject line of the email.
Commonpoint Queens reserves the right to revise or change job duties and responsibilities as the need arises.
65,000 - 75,000
Commonpoint Queens is a non-profit, multi service agency with a flagship site in Forest Hills and 33 additional sites throughout the community that provides a diverse array of programs and services to over 35,000. Our mission is to sustain and enhance the quality of family and individual life for all members of our community, regardless of religion, ethnic or cultural background, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual preference, age, or disability, within a pervasive and inclusive environment that facilitates individual growth, meets individual needs and builds community. We accomplish this mission through a broad range of social, educational, and recreational services that reach community members of all ages and backgrounds.