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House Manager & Volunteer Coordinator

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, a 41-year-old entrepreneurial arts council based in Lower Manhattan, seeks a part-time temporary House Manager & Volunteer Coordinator from March through July 2014 for its special events and public programs, including the River To River Festival 2014. The position reports to the Audience Development Manager and supports the Institutional Advancement Department. He or she manages all aspects of front of house activity and the volunteer initiative as it relates to public and special events produced and presented by LMCC from March through July 2014.

The River To River Festival is Lower Manhattan’s free summer arts festival, featuring breakthrough multi-disciplinary artists from June 19-29 .

Primary responsibilities include:

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Oversee all Front of House activity
  • Work with LMCC staff to develop house management strategy for all public events, including volunteer activities, signage strategy, programs and other onsite materials, setup, and systems
  • Schedule and develop staffing for all public programs based on need and audience development strategy; work alongside River To River House Coordinators to determine event staffing
  • Implement LMCC’s on-site presence at public programs and events
  • Manage logistics and set up related to LMCC’s marketing presence including: signage, tent/table/chairs and materials
  • Attend meetings with external partners and artists to develop FOH strategy
  • Attend all public programs and oversee staffing on site
  • Handle and manage RSVPs, including building of forms, reminders, and thank yous
  • Provide highest level of customer service
  • Work with Production Manager to fill out Event Forms for every event
  • Serve as point of contact for interns, volunteer captains, volunteers, survey/interceptors, and outside photographers/videographers

VIP Events and Sponsor Activation:

  • Support LMCC’s Institutional Advancement department in the implementation of VIP events and sponsorship activation opportunities
  • Work with LMCC staff to manage VIP check-in and seating, including but not limited to printing/organizing seating materials (escort cards, place cards, and check-in/seating lists); familiarizing yourself with the venue layout, the guest list, and guests' seating locations; and providing information about the program and venue/site (including near-by amenities).
  • Liaise with sponsors activating events, including: supporting their tent/table/chairs set-up and instructing sponsor representatives about site limitations, layout and program
  • Fill out Event Forms for every event

Volunteer Coordinator:

  • Develop comprehensive volunteer recruitment, recognition, and retention plan
  • Handle inquiries and maintains correspondence and communication with volunteers
  • Work with River To River House Coordinators to place and schedule volunteers at all River To River events, including R2R HUB and Info Points
  • Organize and conduct in-person training sessions to ensure volunteers are properly trained and respect all protocols
  • Maintain volunteer database
  • Provide continuous evaluation of volunteer program through feedback for teams/departments and volunteers

Supervisory responsibilities include:

  • River To River House Coordinator
  • Intern(s)
  • Volunteer(s)

Qualifications:

Strong candidates for this position will have:

  • Experience in house management and volunteer management
  • Demonstrable project management skills in varied settings
  • Knowledge and interest in contemporary performing and visual arts
  • Excellent organizational and administrative skills
  • Ability to prioritize workload and time manage to multiple deadlines
  • Ability to remain calm in periods of hectic activity
  • Personable and confident communicator
  • Flexible and ready to contribute to other jobs as required
  • Strong administrative and organizational skills; knowledge of computer programs including MSOffice (word, excel, etc.), Gmail and Google calendar, FormAssembly and Mac OS.

To apply:

Please e-mail your resume with a thoughtful cover letter, stating how you heard about the position, to Marisa Olsen, Audience Development Manager, Institutional Advancement, at jobs@lmcc.net. Please title the email “House Manager & Volunteer Coordinator: YOUR NAME.” No phone calls please. Compensation will be on a contract basis. Lower Manhattan Cultural Council is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to diversity.

We apologize that we are unable to respond to applications unless a candidate is being considered for an interview.

No phone calls, please.

River To River Hub and Info Point Assistant

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, a 41-year-old entrepreneurial arts council based in Lower Manhattan, seeks up to four (4) part-time temporary River To River Hub and Info Point Assistants in June 2014 for the River To River Festival 2014. The position reports to the Audience Development Manager and will provide support to House Manager & Volunteer Coordinator. The Assistant will assist in managing Hubs or Info Points daily, including greeting audiences and providing vital information throughout the Festival.

The River To River Festival is Lower Manhattan’s free summer arts festival, featuring breakthrough multi-disciplinary artists from June 19-29, 2014.

Primary responsibilities include:

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Implement house management strategy for River To River Hubs and/or Info Points
  • Implement LMCC’s and River To River’s on-site presence at Hubs and/or Info Points
  • Manage logistics and set up related to LMCC’s marketing presence at Hubs and/or Info Points including: signage, tent/table/chairs and materials
  • Provides highest level of customer service
  • Provide knowledge about Festival events, artists, and nearby shops and restaurants
  • Unlock and lock venue
  • Ensure space is clean, organized, and fully functioning, may include minor cleaning and trash removal
  • Replenish printed materials as necessary
  • Fill out Event Forms for every shift

Supervisory responsibilities include:

  • Intern(s)
  • Volunteer(s)

Qualifications:

Strong candidates for this position will have:

  • Experience in front of house and/or customer service
  • Ability to remain calm in periods of hectic activity
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Personable and confident communicator
  • Knowledge and interest in contemporary performing and visual arts
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Flexible and ready to contribute to other jobs as required
  • Festival experience is a plus

To apply:

Please e-mail your resume with a thoughtful cover letter, stating how you heard about the position, to Marisa Olsen, Audience Development Manager at jobs@lmcc.net. Please title the email “Hub and Info Point Assistant: YOUR NAME.” No phone calls please. Compensation will be on an hourly- basis. Lower Manhattan Cultural Council is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to diversity.

We apologize that we are unable to respond to applications unless a candidate is being considered for an interview.

No phone calls, please.

River To River House Coordinator

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, a 41-year-old entrepreneurial arts council based in Lower Manhattan, seeks up to three (3) part-time temporary River To River House Coordinators from April through July 2014 for the River To River Festival 2014. The position dually reports to the Audience Development Manager and House Manager & Volunteer Coordinator and supports the Institutional Advancement Department. The coordinator assists in managing front of house activity as it relates to River To River events from April through July 2014.

The River To River Festival is Lower Manhattan’s free summer arts festival, featuring breakthrough multi-disciplinary artists from June 19-29, 2014.

Primary responsibilities include:

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Work with LMCC staff to manage the house strategy for River To River events, including volunteer activities, signage strategy, programs and other onsite materials, setup, and systems
  • Works with LMCC House Manager & Volunteer Coordinator to schedule staffing for all River To River events, including the R2R Hubs and Info Points
  • Implements LMCC’s and River To River’s on-site presence at River To River events
  • Manages logistics and set up related to LMCC’s marketing presence at River To River events including: signage, tent/table/chairs and materials
  • Attends meetings to develop front of house strategy
  • Attends events and oversees staffing and volunteers on site
  • Handles and manages River To River RSVPs, including building of forms, reminders, and thank yous
  • Provides highest level of customer service
  • Works with Production Manager to fill out Event Forms for every event
  • Supervises assistants/docents daily at three Hubs or Information stations
  • Fills out Event Forms for every event

Supervisory responsibilities include:

  • Hub and Info Point Assistant(s)
  • Intern(s)
  • Volunteer(s)

Qualifications:

Strong candidates for this position will have:

  • Experience in house management and/or customer service
  • Demonstrable project management skills in varied settings
  • Knowledge and interest in contemporary performing and visual arts
  • Ability to prioritize workload and time manage to multiple deadlines
  • Ability to remain calm in periods of hectic activity
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Personable and confident communicator
  • Flexible and ready to contribute to other jobs as required
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong administrative and organizational skills; knowledge of computer programs including MSOffice (word, excel, etc.), Gmail and Google calendar, FormAssembly and Mac OS.

To apply:

Please e-mail your resume with a thoughtful cover letter, stating how you heard about the position, to Marisa Olsen, Audience Development Manager, at jobs@lmcc.net. Please title the email “River To River House Coordinator: YOUR NAME.” No phone calls please. Compensation will be on a contract basis. Lower Manhattan Cultural Council is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to diversity.

We apologize that we are unable to respond to applications unless a candidate is being considered for an interview.

No phone calls, please.

Production Assistant for 2014 River To River Festival

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC) is a non-profit dedicated to empowering artists with networks, resources, and support to create vibrant sustainable communities within Lower Manhattan and beyond. LMCC is seeking four seasonal Production Assistants for its 2014 River To River Festival.

The River To River Festival is Lower Manhattan’s largest free summer arts festival, and will be held this year from June 19-June 29, 2014.

Each summer, the Festival activates more than 25 indoor and outdoor locations in the neighborhood with an unparalleled collection of music, dance, theater, visual art, film, and participatory experiences by renowned and breakout artists from New York City and beyond. For more than 100,000 attendees from around the region and overseas, the River To River Festival provides an intense and rewarding way to experience Lower Manhattan’s waterfronts, parks, plaza, and other hidden treasures. The Festival’s densely packed schedule of daytime, evening, and weekend events showcases Lower Manhattan as a thriving center for cultural activity and a key destination point for experiencing New York City’s wealth and diversity of heritage, history, dining, shopping, and art.

Together, River To River Festival partners are working to foster conversations about artistic, community, and environmental concerns associated with urban/waterfront landscapes in redevelopment, growth, and transformation. By showcasing New York City, and in particular Lower Manhattan, as creative, green, and global, with shows and events that speak to the diverse cultures and tastes from across the region, The River To River Festival offers a singular artistic experience for audiences of all ages and backgrounds – and every event is free!

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Working with LMCC staff to identify technical needs for projects and develop production plans
  • Prepping equipment for Festival projects, under direction of Production Managers or Production Coordinator
  • Coordinating and assisting in transportation of equipment rentals, purchases, and LMCC inventory to and from Festival sites and venues
  • Assisting in managing LMCC’s inventory of production equipment (PAs, staging, generator, etc.)
  • Assisting in operations of the actual events, including artist management, strike, run, and load-out of performing arts events, and varying needs depending on the venue and type of event.
  • Managing interns and volunteers on site
  • Representing LMCC through interactions with audience and artists.
  • General administrative tasks related to production (i.e. check requests, inventory management, etc.)

Supervisory responsibilities include:

  • Intern(s)
  • Volunteer(s)

Production Assistants will report to the Program Manager, Public Programs and support the Cultural Programs department. Production Assistants will work with the Festival Production Managers to provide technical needs for all River To River Festival events, support load-in, run, and load-out for site-based performances and the installation of visual art projects, operate sound and lighting equipment as needed, and supervise and train interns and volunteers. The dates are flexible from June 1 – July 1, 2014.

The Production Assistant position is an opportunity to work closely on the production of events across several varying artistic disciplines and types of venues, including theaters, parks, and site-based performances. Production Assistants will support Cultural Programs staff on administrative, organizational, planning and production tasks; they will also work on operations, which includes assisting with artist and front-of-house management, helping with set-ups and strikes, assisting with documentation at performances, distributing marketing materials, and generally helping to coordinate programs.

Qualifications:

Strong candidates for this position will have:

  • Recently graduated with a background in the arts
  • Experience working on production of live performing arts events (dance, theater, music)
  • Knowledge of live audio and experience setting up and mixing live music preferred
  • Experience and interest in stage management and/or technical and production management for outdoor or site-specific work, a plus
  • Knowledge of New York City and cultural sector
  • Excellent organizational and administrative skills
  • Ability to remain calm in periods of hectic activity
  • Strong communication skills
  • Flexibility and a willingness to contribute to other duties as required
  • Strong administrative and organizational skills; knowledge of computer programs including MS Office (Word, Excel, etc.), Photoshop, Gmail and Google calendar, and Mac OSX.
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds
  • Driver’s license (preferred)

The ideal Production Assistant has exceptional organizational skills, comfort with setting up, using, and putting away technical equipment (especially sound equipment), an outgoing personality and friendly attitude when representing LMCC through interactions with both audiences and artists, and the flexibility to adapt to the needs of many different kinds of tasks, performances, and venues.

To apply:

To Apply: Please e-mail your resume with a cover letter, stating how you heard about the position, to Danielle King, Program Manager, at jobs[at]lmcc.net. Please title the email “Production Assistant: YOUR NAME.” No phone calls please. Compensation will be on a contract basis. Lower Manhattan Cultural Council is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to diversity. To learn more about LMCC, please visit http://www.LMCC.net.

We apologize that we are unable to respond to applications unless a candidate is being considered for an interview.

No phone calls, please.

Exhibition Attendant/Docent, Building 110: LMCC’s Art Center at Governors Island

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC) is a non-profit dedicated to empowering artists with networks, resources, and support to create vibrant sustainable communities within Lower Manhattan and beyond. LMCC seeks six (6) qualified individuals for the position of Exhibition Attendant for our multi-disciplinary art space, Building 110: LMCC’s Arts Center at Governors Island.

For over 17 years years, LMCC has connected artists with free temporary space for the development and presentation of projects in the visual, performing, and literary arts through our artist residency programs, Workspace and Process Space, in partnership with commercial real estate partners in Lower Manhattan and at Governors Island.

Building 110 houses 20 open-plan studios, 2 rehearsal studios, and an exhibition space, all with sweeping views of the Lower Manhattan skyline and New York Harbor. Formerly an Army warehouse, historic Building 110 was transformed by LMCC in 2010 into a multi-use arts facility for the development and presentation of new work in the performing and visual arts.

During the Governors Island 2014 public access season, May 24 – September 28, LMCC has scheduled public programming such as gallery exhibitions, open studio events, open rehearsals, talks, workshops, and demonstrations.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Unlocking and locking venue;
  • Turning exhibition on/off daily;
  • Troubleshooting A/V aspects of exhibition;
  • Ensuring projects are clean, organized and fully functioning, and reporting any issues directly to LMCC;
  • Replenishing exhibition printed materials as necessary;
  • Providing information to visitors;
  • Leading scheduled tours for visitors;
  • Assisting with public programs as needed;
  • Maintaining the space on a daily basis, including minor cleaning and trash removal.

The Exhibition Attendant will report to the Program Manager, Public Programs. He/She will staff the gallery space, assist with public programming, and lead visitors on guided tours of the exhibition and studio spaces on public days. In addition, he or she will be responsible for performing daily security and maintenance of art exhibitions.

This is a part-time temporary position with dates flexible from May 24 – September 28, 2014. The public hours of Building 110 are as follows: Fridays, 12-5pm, Saturdays, 10-5pm, Sundays 12-5pm, and includes the holidays, Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day.

Qualifications:

Strong candidates for this position will have:

  • A personable demeanor, and experience as a public speaker
  • Interest in, and familiarity with, contemporary art
  • A/V experience preferred but not required

To apply:

To Apply: Please e-mail your resume with a thoughtful cover letter, stating how you heard about the position, to Danielle King, Program Manager, at jobs[at]lmcc.net. Please title the email “Exhibition Attendant/Docent: YOUR NAME.” No phone calls please. Compensation will be $12/hour. Lower Manhattan Cultural Council is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to diversity. To learn more about LMCC, please visit http://www.LMCC.net.

We apologize that we are unable to respond to applications unless a candidate is being considered for an interview.

No phone calls, please.

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