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Do you love the arts?

Are you ready to make a difference?

The diverse team at NJPAC changes lives every day—through our world-class performances, arts education programs, and community engagement activities. Join us and become a part of the exciting cultural renaissance happening in Newark right now.

A little bit about njpac

  • our offices are located in the thriving cultural district of Newark, NJ.
  • we’re a passionate team made stronger by our diverse backgrounds, personalities, and skills.
  • we care deeply about our nonprofit mission and its impact on our community.
  • we offer free yoga classes, wellness workshops, and opportunities to volunteer in the community.
  • we’re proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

Open Positions

Department: Production

Reports To: AVP, Performance Operations
Status: Exempt – Full Time
Supervises: Casual Production Staff, Union Stage Crew of 10 House Crew (3 Heads, 7 Assistant Head) and extra Crew

ABOUT
The New Jersey Performing Arts Center, by celebrating diversity, shall be America’s foremost urban presenter of arts and entertainment, a creative and effective leader in arts education for children, a convener of useful and enlightening civic engagement events, and a catalyst for economic development in its home city of Newark.

Position Summary:
As a manager in the production office, the Production Manager works with the AVP, Performance Operations by aiding in the day to day stage and performance related operations, including stage schedules, the maintenance of stage related equipment and facilities, performance expense management and reporting. The Production Manager assists the AVP, Performance Operations to oversee the daily stage labor and other contracted employees in order to successfully fulfill the production requirements of the event. Primary assignments include production management of
pop, rock, comedy, community engagement and arts education, internal NJPAC, and Women@NJPAC presentations along with rentals of nonprofit and for-profit live events and broadcasts.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
● Advance and manage presentation of pop, rock comedy, community engagement and arts education presentations including rentals of nonprofit and for profit live events and broadcasts. Must be in regular communication with clients to ensure all technical elements are implemented
● Under the AVP’s guidance, formulate and implement plans to maintain and improve quality of production standards for related operations
● Plan and make recommendations to the AVP for the allotment of resources required to fulfill the production requirements of assigned events using the theaters, including equipment, dressing rooms, wardrobe, catering;communicate directly with artists and/or their representatives, regarding technical riders and any other
performance needs
● Communicate directly with artists and/or their representatives, regarding technical riders and any other performance needs. Manage the approved plan.
● Manage the approved plans for the allotment of resources required to fulfill the production requirements of assigned events; communicate directly with artists and/or their representatives, regarding technical riders and any other performance needs
● Assist in scheduling and supervising all performance related stage labor
● Facilitate the hiring, scheduling, and with the AVP, supervise casual production staff including Temporary Production Managers, Stage Managers and Lighting Designers as required by the productions
● Create and maintain daily load-in, load-out, rehearsal, performance and maintenance schedules
● Recommend budgets for performance, and control expenditures within approved budgets
● Production manage events at outside venues from NJPAC as assigned
● Assist in the supervision of the maintenance and repair of all theatrical systems, rigging, electric, sound, and machinery, throughout the facility
● Under the AVP’s guidance, formulate and implement plans to maintain and improve quality of standards for production operations
● Evaluate and recommend capital improvements to theatrical equipment and/or to the interior of the theaters
● Perform related duties as assigned

Qualifications and Special Requirements:

● Experience touring and managing presentation of pop, rock and comedy, along with rentals of nonprofit and for profit live events and broadcasts required
● College degree or equivalent experience suggested
● Five (5) years experience touring experience managing stagehands in a collective bargaining environment; preferably in a multi-theater environment

● Five (5) years experience touring interpreting the production needs of artists and other users
● Broadcast experience a plus
● Knowledge of stage related activities such as carpentry, rigging, electrics, sound, props, costumes/wardrobe,stage design, touring, special effects, mechanization, drafting, structural engineering and theater design
● Successful budgeting and control experience
● Excellent verbal and written communications skills. Able to represent NJPAC to artists, clients, renters and vendors
● Ability to work comfortably in a negotiating setting with artists’ managers and production managers in all art forms (concerts, symphonies, dance, etc) and with varying renters (benefits, corporate, school, etc.)
● Ability to specify and secure outside services and materials to support NJPAC productions as needed
● Proficient in Microsoft Office and Google Suite, strong emphasis in Google Sheets, Google Docs, Excel, and Word
● General knowledge of CAD and Lightwright preferred. Working knowledge of Vectorworks required
● Ability to set own priorities, take initiative, and handle multiple tasks simultaneously
● Must have extremely strong organizational skills and work habits
● Strong problem-solving and logistics management skills are absolutely necessary
● Must be able to commit to long days and irregular hours
● Proven ability to lead and manage team of production managers, assistant production managers, artist assistants and union crew
● Commitment to leading with Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Accessibility principles.

NJPAC requires all employees to be fully vaccinated (including booster vaccination) for COVID-19 prior to starting work, unless precluded from doing so by applicable law. Proof of vaccination is required prior to the applicant’s first day of work.
The CDC currently defines “fully vaccinated” as two weeks after the second dose for Pfizer and Moderna,and two weeks after the single dose of Johnson & Johnson.

Please email your résumé and cover letter to jobopportunities@njpac.org (be sure to note “PRODUCTION MANAGER” in the subject line of your email). Your application will be reviewed and if we are interested in pursuing your candidacy,
you will receive an invitation via email with more details regarding an interview. Candidates who have not received an invitation will not be interviewed.

NJPAC values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment. NJPAC is actively seeking applications from qualified individuals from the broadest possible community.

Department:                   Development

Status:                             Full-time, Exempt

Reports to:                     Director, Major Gifts

About NJPAC:

NJPAC is America’s foremost urban presenter of arts and entertainment. We are committed to hiring a diverse and equitable staff as part of our mission to lead effectively in arts education for children, to convene useful and enlightening civic events, and to be a catalyst for economic development in our home city of Newark, NJ.

Opportunity:

Reporting to the Director, Major Gifts,  the Senior Manager, Individual Giving will manage a personal portfolio of individual donors giving $650 – $5,000 for NJPAC programs and operations. Entrepreneurial and proactive, this role supports a best-in-class engagement and stewardship program to build and deepen premium relationships, retain and upgrade philanthropic support, create a seamless and value-driven donor experience leveraging NJPAC’s artistic excellence, and advance an institutional narrative focused on impact, outcomes, and access. This role serves as a senior member of a high-performing, adaptive team of fundraising professionals.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Oversee and grow the NJPAC Champions Program, a mid-level giving program with approximately 180 donors giving between $650 – $4,999 including solicitations, renewals, stewardship, upgrades and fulfillment. Responsible for helping to set and then meet fundraising goals tied to annual fund and any special campaigns.
  • Work closely with the Membership Manager on yearly projections and all Membership appeals including renewals, calendar year end, fiscal year end, and any special fundraising appeals throughout the year.
  • Develop personal relationships with donors that lead to personal solicitations; assign solicitations to and support CEO and senior management as necessary to close gifts.
  • Creatively steward and upgrade existing sponsors using personal visits (5-10 personal touches to donors/prospects monthly), organizing meetings with CEO/other stakeholders, using ticketing, “surprise and delight” perks, invitations to program-related meetings and events, crediting and recognition and benefit fulfillment events.
  • Manage correspondence, acknowledgements and proposals for donors.
  • Work with research and membership to identify members giving ($650-$4,999) with capacity to give at higher levels, and create engagement strategies designed to steward donors and maximize upgrades and conversion.
  • Develop strategies to steward donors and optimize engagement to help expand the individual giving pipeline.
  • Work with Managing Director of Women@NJPAC to develop new, sustainable strategies to effectively integrate Women@NJPAC donors and prospective donors into regular fundraising efforts.
  • Work with prospect researcher to parse wealth screening data to isolate, qualify and activate strategies to engage and solicit high wealth individuals within the database.
  • Update and maintain donor records with contact information, biographical updates and coding, including Women@NJPAC donors.
  • Manage and/or attend evening and weekend events and perform other duties and assist in special projects as assigned.
  • Supervise the Membership Manager and Coordinator, Major Gifts.

Qualifications:

  • 3-5 years development experience, effectively stewarding and fundraising from individual donors, in progressively more senior positions.
  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Highly motivated strategic thinker with exceptional written and verbal communication skills across a range of formats – including emails, letters, proposals, and progress reports.
  • Ability to build relationships and consensus across internal teams.
  • Superior organizational and project management skills.
  • Strong technology skills, including proficiency in Word and Excel. Experience with customer relation software preferred.
  • Superior customer service skills and follow-up skills.
  • Ability to project manage and prioritize.
  • Excellent project management with an ability to implement systems and follow-up processes.
  • Ability to manage up and down.
  • Self-starter, independent and proactive.
  • Interest in the arts a plus.
  • Analytical and comfort with data and databases.
  • Experience with Salesforce or other Fundraising and ticketing software preferred.
  • Evening/weekend work required.

To apply:

Send resume and cover letter via email to jobopportunities@njpac.org, with a subject line of “SENIOR MANAGER, INDIVIDUAL GIVING”. If your application meets our needs, we’ll reach out to continue the process. Thanks for your interest! We look forward to hearing from you.

NJPAC requires all employees to be fully vaccinated (including booster vaccination) for COVID-19 prior to starting work, unless precluded from doing so by applicable law. The CDC currently defines “fully vaccinated” as two weeks after the second dose for Pfizer and Moderna, and two weeks after the single dose of Johnson & Johnson. Proof of vaccination is required prior to the applicant’s first day of work.

NJPAC is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Job Title:  Graphic Designer

Department: Marketing

Reports To: Art Director

Status:  Exempt — Full Time

Position Summary:

The Graphic Designer is responsible for collaborating to produce consistent work across the NJPAC brand and NJPAC’s various departments. Work would include, but not limited to, designing and producing program books, brochures, journals, digital ad campaign and social media assets. The job requires an ability to work across a range of media to create designs that effectively communicate the needs of the organization. The Graphic Designer will also with very close with the Creative Services team.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Design marketing and collateral materials to promote events.
  • Execute designs in digital, and print and prepare for final output and production.
  • Produce work that demonstrates a high level of creativity, skill and attention to detail.
  • Work closely with the Art Director and Senior Designer.
  • Ensure all print and digital assets meet media requirements.
  • Assist in implementing, maintaining and organizing materials on server and digital asset management system.
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills.

Qualifications and Special Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in graphic arts preferred
  • 3-8 years experience required.
  • Strong typography and design skills
  • Knowledge of how brand design works.
  • Advance knowledge of MAC platforms, including the Adobe Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator). Adobe Premier and After Affects is a plus but not essential
  • Knowledge of HTML, Email design, Plus a working knowledge of print procedures and production.
  • Ability to work well independently, as well as within a team.
  • Ability to complete time-sensitive projects in a fast pace environment.

Please e-mail résumé to jobopportunities@njpac.org (be sure to note “GRAPHIC DESIGNER” in the subject line of your e-mail). Your application will be reviewed and if we are interested in pursuing your candidacy, you will receive an invitation via email with more details regarding an interview. Candidates who have not received an invitation will not be interviewed.

NJPAC requires all employees to be fully vaccinated (including booster vaccination) for COVID-19 prior to starting work, unless precluded from doing so by applicable law. The CDC currently defines “fully vaccinated” as two weeks after the second dose for Pfizer and Moderna, and two weeks after the single dose of Johnson & Johnson. Proof of vaccination is required prior to applicant’s first day of work.

NJPAC is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Department: Operations

Reports To:   Operations Support and Services Senior Supervisor

Status:           Non Exempt –Full Time

Position Summary:

The Operations Support and Services Staff / Mailroom Coordinator is responsible for the hands on preparation of  the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) for various performances, special events and meetings, including setting up chairs, tables, and staging, applying appropriate skirting/linen as directed, operating audio/visual equipment, loading/unloading supplies, and performing any minor maintenance necessary prior, during and subsequent to events.  This position also oversees the mailroom and package operation of incoming and outgoing parcels at NJPAC including equipment maintenance.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide hands on preparation of set ups of tables, chairs, audio/visual equipment and other portable furnishings/equipment necessary for a performance, banquet, conference, meeting and/or other events.
  • Ensure effective operation of the mailroom, including equipment maintenance (mail machine, copiers and select printers), completion of tasks and requests and efficient coverage.
  • Execute maintenance and repairs of inventory, including broken tables, chairs, and other portable furnishings/equipment.
  • Operate hand and power tools, and other mechanical apparatus.
  • Provide coverage of mailroom operations, including pick-up, sorting and distributing of mail and packages.
  • Load and unload supplies to assist in the staging of performances and special events, and meetings in FOH spaces.
  • Manage and perform other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Special Requirements:

  • High School Diploma requied
  • At least one (1) year experience on the Operations Support Staff or equivalent experience.
  • Must possess solid administrative and computer skills including Word, Excel & network communications.
  • Strong leadership and communication skills required.
  • Able to lift and carry heavy objects from 50 to 100 pounds. Must have knowledge of the safest methods to be used in performing heavy manual labor.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relations with those contacted in the course of work.
  • Ability to understand and follow, quickly and accurately, oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to perform manual and custodial tasks over extended periods of time, often under deadlines.
  • Must possess valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.
  • Must be able to work flexible hours, including nights, weekends and holidays.

Please e-mail résumé to jobopportunities@njpac.org (be sure to note “MAILROOM COORDINATOR/OPERATIONS SUPPORT STAFF” in the subject line of your e-mail). Your application will be reviewed and if we are interested in pursuing your candidacy, you will receive an invitation via email with more details regarding an interview. Candidates who have not received an invitation will not be interviewed.

NJPAC requires all employees to be fully vaccinated (including booster vaccination) for COVID-19 prior to starting work, unless precluded from doing so by applicable law. The CDC currently defines “fully vaccinated” as two weeks after the second dose for Pfizer and Moderna, and two weeks after the single dose of Johnson & Johnson. Proof of vaccination is required prior to applicant’s first day of work.

NJPAC is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Department:       Development

Reports To:         Associate Director, Corporate Partnerships

Status:                 Non Exempt – Full Time

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Coordinator, Corporate Relations provides support to the corporate partnerships team to enable successful solicitation, cultivation and stewardship of current corporate donors and prospects. Reporting to Associate Director, Corporate Partnerships and working with the AVP, Corporate and Foundation Partnerships, the Coordinator assists with maintenance and growth of the corporate giving program for the Arts Center. 

She/he/they must possess excellent organizational, writing and communication skills. She/he/they will be responsible for creating reports, drafting solicitations, assisting with proposals, and communicating with funders directly. The Coordinator must work well across all NJPAC departments as s/he coordinates corporate sponsorship fulfillment/activation and assists in the planning and execution of corporate sponsored programs, projects and events.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Draft, edit and produce corporate donor correspondence, including solicitations (letters, reports, proposals and decks) and acknowledgment letters as directed.
  • Liaise with the internal NJPAC team to execute projects for corporate sponsors. This includes being the external point person for corporate sponsor requests and updates. 
  • Maintain department contact lists and department calendar for all corporate grants and sponsorship deliverables. 
  • Oversee fulfillment of sponsor benefits including accurate placement of logos/signage in marketing materials.  This includes securing approvals from sponsors and being the point person for the development team.
  • Support the production of Business Partners Roundtables and Business Partners Committee meetings as well as corporate cultivation events.  Assign and delegate roles & responsibilities to the development staff for the Roundtables.
  • Coordinate corporate donor and prospect invitations, mailings and emails.
  • Coordinate logistics for corporate donor/sponsor meetings, to include securing meeting location and all arrangements for set-up.
  • Submit online corporate grant proposals when assigned and necessary.
  • Provide other administrative support and perform other duties or projects related to corporate giving and sponsorship fulfillment as needed.
  • Attend events as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Two to five years demonstrated experience in a professional setting, development office preferred.
  • Exceptional organization, writing and communication skills.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment.  
  • Ability to interact with donors, senior management, consultants, vendors and staff.
  • Excellent time management skills, proactive with a proven ability to anticipate and meet strict deadlines.
  • Strong technology skills, including proficiency in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Experience with Salesforce software preferred.
  • A flexible, team player is desired.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.

Please e-mail résumé to jobopportunities@njpac.org (be sure to note “COORDINATOR, CORPORATE RELATIONS” in the subject line of your e-mail). Your application will be reviewed and if we are interested in pursuing your candidacy, you will receive an invitation via email with more details regarding an interview. Candidates who have not received an invitation will not be interviewed.

NJPAC requires all employees to be fully vaccinated (including booster vaccination) for COVID-19 prior to starting work, unless precluded from doing so by applicable law. The CDC currently defines “fully vaccinated” as two weeks after the second dose for Pfizer and Moderna, and two weeks after the single dose of Johnson & Johnson. Proof of vaccination is required prior to applicant’s first day of work.

NJPAC is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Department:            Community Engagement

Reports To:               Assistant Vice President, Community Engagement

Supervises:              N/A                

Status:                       Non Exempt – Full Time

About Community Engagement Department at NJPAC

As an integral part of the culture of the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), the Community Engagement Department deeply partners with community leaders to advance the performing arts, literacy, wellness, and cultural events presented by the Arts Center. The Department coordinates collaborations between NJPAC and its diverse neighboring communities to deliver diverse, equitable and inclusive programming that meets the needs and supports culturally vibrant local artists and art enthusiasts.

The Coordinator, Community Engagement is a key member of NJPAC’s community engagement team who will assist both the Community Engagement staff to execute external community events both on and off site as well as at the Newark based HUBs.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Help leadership cultivate deep, authentic collaborations with local artists, organizations, and communities
  • Help leadership produce distinctive and accessible programming to diverse audiences, outside NJPAC’s walls
  • Assists in the management of the engaged partnerships,
  • Manages budget for department including tracking, invoicing and vendor payments.
  • Focuses on overseeing the execution of special projects initiated by engaged partners, the programming and development departments including the Parks Project, L&M, ADP and HUBs.
  • Works closely with the marketing department to process all marketing materials, including flyers, posters, e-blasts, and social posts.
  • Supports the AVP of CE and Producers with administrative duties, including budgeting, creating PowerPoint presentations, scheduling appointments and processing marketing materials for events.
  • Oversees the Engaged Partners event preparation process, including preparation, execution, and follow-up according to timelines.
  • Manages the Engaged Partners list in Salesforce, updating on an ongoing basis related to all CE activities inclusive of HUBs.
  • Works closely with the NJPAC staff including programming, ticket services and security to paper specific main stage performances.
  • Manages and updates the CE’s quarterly newsletters that will feature Community Engagement and Community Hubs programming
  • Oversees the CE update on the NJPAC website,
  • Performs other duties and assists in special projects where assigned
  • Conducts research and supports planning for all community Hubs programs involving engaged partners and other initiatives that may be scheduled.
  • Coordinates production elements to proceed smoothly before, during and after the CE and Hubs events, which includes completing space requests and attending NJPAC departmental programming meetings and coordinating volunteer support.
  • Researches content on efforts from Community Engagement partners and events in our designated community
  • Works closely with the Marketing, Press Communications, Development, Graphics and Arts Education on targeted events when needed for the Hubs.
  • Manages promotional initiatives that highlight each targeted event when needed (social media, e-blasts and collateral distribution) for the Hubs.
  • Initiates a marketing and promotions campaign to build audiences for each CE, HUB or engaged partner’s event.

ADMINISTRATION

  • Manage distribution of promotional materials
  • Provide marketing support in the following:
  • cross promotions events with other cultural entities
  • special promotional events and activities
  • ongoing cultivation of existing promotional and finding new promotional partners
  • Schedule all HUBs and engaged partner’s meetings and prepare follow-up communications afterward, such as thank-you’s, memos, links, collateral sharing
  • maintain the CE’s Master calendar,
  • Write and edit documents from letters to reports and instructional documents
  • Create and maintain CE filing systems (both digital and paper)
  • Manage CE’s bookkeeping accounts, coding, purchasing, billing and invoicing
  • Initiate volunteer requests and manage in-house assignments for community engagement
  • Provide marketing guidance for Engaged Partners to cross promotions events effectively. Research content on arts initiatives and events hosted by our Engaged partners and in the Greater Newark area
  • Other duties as requested

Desired Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • 2-4 years of relevant or related development experience
  • Excellent interpersonal, writing and communication skills
  • Capability to manage multiple tasks
  • Strong creativity and initiative
  • Possesses a self-starting, results-oriented personality
  • Team-oriented; good listening skills
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • General knowledge of event management, producing of events
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment with multiple projects.
  • Proficiency in the Microsoft Suite MSWord, Excel, PowerPoint, etc,
  • Experience in SalesForce a plus
  • Frequent availability in the evenings and weekends is required

Please e-mail résumé to jobopportunities@njpac.org (be sure to note “COMMUNITY ENGAGMENT COORDINATOR” in the subject line of your e-mail). Your application will be reviewed and if we are interested in pursuing your candidacy, you will receive an invitation via email with more details regarding an interview. Candidates who have not received an invitation will not be interviewed.

NJPAC is an Equal Opportunity Employer

NJPAC is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Applicants from populations underrepresented in the arts industry 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. 

Department:             Community Engagement

Reports To:               Assistant Vice President, Community Engagement

Supervises:              N/A                

Status:                       Non Exempt – Full Time

The New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) is looking for an experienced Producer to join the Community Engagement Department.

The Community Engagement (CE) Department plays an integral part in NJPAC’s culture. CE successfully develops and maintains partnerships with community leaders to advance the performing arts, literacy, wellness, and cultural events presented by NJPAC.  This is achieved by implementing the community-first approach, offering programs that meet the needs of targeted communities and engaged partners.

CE collaborates with local arts leaders and meets with NJPAC’s programming and Arts Education Department, along with its six Advisory Councils (the elders, dance, faith-based, jazz, Latino, and LGBTQIA) to plan in-person and virtual culturally vibrant programs that help us continually offer equitable and inclusive access to the arts.

The Producer – Community HUBs will steward relationships with community partner organizations, particularly the leaders of organizations and artists that will be featured at each venue. This individual acts as a year-round liaison between community partners and NJPAC, and oversees a portfolio of current and alumni engaged partner organizations. In addition, the manager will research and maintain database profiles on prospective partner organizations in that neighborhood to build a network of support for each venue.

The manager will oversee the development of community programs, collaborating on the design, marketing and oversight of all events at Community Hubs and other CE activities. They will coordinate and communicate with contributing community partners and be responsible for the recruitment, screening, hiring, and supervision of all local artists.

Specific Responsibilities 

  • Builds and maintains relationships year-round with all current community partner organizations, with a specific focus on the leadership of these organizations.
  • Maintains a portfolio of current and alumni partner organizations, keeping contacts, history, and agreements up-to-date and organized.
  • Works closely with the Assistant Vice President of Community Engagement to scout, vet and onboard future community partner organizations to innovate and develop new programming.
  • Ensures the production of all NJPAC events in the Community Hub space, collaborating with Director and teaching artists on performances and programs, handling schedules, recruitment, and logistics with all partner leaders; supporting local artists.
  • Works with Venue partner and Community Engagement Coordinator to organize and successfully execute monthly or bi-monthly community activities at each Community Hub.
  • Oversees core elements of the programming process, such as the creation of agenda, run of show, production sheets, and the purchase of production equipment.
  • Coordinates and schedules all Community HUBs artist interviews, showings and performances.
  • Collaborates with NJPAC’s Arts Education Department on events and programming that focus on arts integration, professional development and in-community teaching residencies.
  • Maintain budgets for produced events.
  • Schedules necessary staff and volunteers for produced events.
  • Leads marketing and promotion of community partner performances and events to reach targeted markets. Guides the design and preparation of community collateral pieces (collateral, flyers, e-blasts, social posts, three sheets and PowerPoint slideshows, etc.).
  • Attends all major NJPAC programming and represents Community Hubs at community events.
  • Manages the overall Community Hubs budget that includes paying artists and production fees promptly.
  • Manages the Community Coordinator, production assistants, volunteers, seasonal interns and fellows as needed.
  • Work closely with the NJPAC staff including, operations, house management, programming, ticket services and security to execute on-site events
  • Submits bi-weekly updates on Community Hubs for interdepartmental and grant reporting, quarterly Board reports, Executive Committee and Board meetings.
  • Works with the Development Department to help build support for the Community Hubs, by providing monthly summaries and quarterly detailed reports to evaluate and measure qualitative and quantitative results.
  • Assist as Producer of Community Engagement activities beyond those specific to HUBs as directed.
  • Other duties as directed.

Requirements:  

The successful candidate will have:

  • 3 to 5 years of experience in a community-based arts program, with some dance, music or theater experience.
  • Experience working within culturally diverse areas and experience levels
  • Strong management skills
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills
  • Adept at building collaborative relationships with a diverse array of people
  • A sincere interest in and/or experience with community-based arts
  • Affable and calm within a fast-paced and changeable environment
  • Fluent in Spanish or Mandarin is a plus.
  • Frequent availability in the evenings and weekends is required

Skills, and Abilities: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The successful candidate will possess the following skills and abilities:

  • Able to respond adeptly to rapidly changing priorities, and the ability to work well under pressure.
  • Detail-oriented and organized, with the strong ability to successfully multitask as necessary or requested.
  • Experience with creating and implementing multiple programs with community partners and artists of all disciplines.
  • Lead multiple long- and short-term projects simultaneously, meeting all related deadlines with the ability to plan, prioritize, coordinate, and manage own work.
  • Ability to inspire, train, motivate and supervise staff members and volunteers.
  • Mission-minded with a strong interest in the performing arts.

Please e-mail résumé to jobopportunities@njpac.org (be sure to note “Community Engagement, Hubs & Special Projects” in the subject line of your e-mail). Your application will be reviewed and if we are interested in pursuing your candidacy, you will receive an invitation via email with more details regarding an interview. Candidates who have not received an invitation will not be interviewed.

NJPAC requires all employees to be fully vaccinated (including booster vaccination) for COVID-19 prior to starting work, unless precluded from doing so by applicable law. The CDC currently defines “fully vaccinated” as two weeks after the second dose for Pfizer and Moderna, and two weeks after the single dose of Johnson & Johnson. Proof of vaccination is required prior to applicant’s first day of work.

NJPAC is an Equal Opportunity Employer

NJPAC is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Applicants from populations underrepresented in the arts industry 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. 

Department: Production
Reports To: Sr Director of Production
Status: Exempt – Full Time

Supervises: Casual Production Staff, Union Stage Crew of 10 House Crew (3 Heads, 7 Assistant Heads) and extra Crew

ABOUT
The New Jersey Performing Arts Center, by celebrating diversity, shall be America’s foremost urban presenter of arts and entertainment, a creative and effective leader in arts education for children, a convener of useful and enlightening civic
engagement events, and a catalyst for economic development in its home city of Newark.

Position Summary:
As a manager in the production office, the Assistant Production Manager works with the Senior Director of Production by aiding in the day to day stage and performance related operations, including stage schedules, the maintenance of stage related equipment and facilities, performance expense management and reporting. The Assistant Production Manager assists the Senior Director of Production to oversee the daily stage labor and other contracted employees in order to successfully fulfill the production requirements of the event. Primary assignments include production management of pop, rock, comedy,
community engagement and arts education, internal NJPAC, and Women@NJPAC presentations along with rentals of nonprofit and for-profit live events and broadcasts.

Representative Duties and Responsibilities:
● Advance and manage presentation of pop, rock comedy, community engagement and arts education presentations including rentals of nonprofit and for profit live events and broadcasts. Must be in regular communication with clients to ensure all technical elements are implemented.
● Provide full production support and guidance to clients that do not have experience in live events.
● Under the Director of Production’s guidance, formulate and implement plans to maintain and improve quality of production standards for related operations.
● Plan and make recommendations to the Director of Production for the allotment of resources required to fulfill the production requirements assigned, including equipment, dressing rooms, wardrobe, and hospitality.
● Communicate directly with artists and/or their representatives, regarding technical riders and any other performance needs. Manage the approved plan.
● Manage and supervise the IATSE Local 21 crew during all event calls while honoring their contract and upholding NJPAC
production schedules.
● Coordinate catering needs for the Local 21 crew and for the artist and company.
● Supervise and manage Artist Assistants and contracted labor during an event.
● Facilitate the hiring, scheduling, and in conjunction Director of Production, supervise casual production staff including Temporary Assistant Production Managers, Stage Managers, Runners, and Lighting Designers as required by the
productions.
● Create and maintain daily load-in, load-out, rehearsal, and performance schedules.
● Ensure the crew is staffed appropriately while balancing both the budget and technical needs of the event.
● Review technical riders ensuring all elements of the event can be met and arranged.
● Oversee the load-in, sound check, rehearsal, event, and load-out.
● Recommend production budgets including labor, hospitality, and materials required for performance. Control expenditures within approved budgets.
● Work with NJPAC producers and NJPAC clients to maintain a budget of an event while keeping its artistic integrity.
● Find efficiencies within the production schedule to be within budget while continually striving for higher accuracy of all information presented internally and to clients.
● Close event documentation, including vendor invoices, crew payroll, contracted labor payroll and all other production show expenses in a timely manner.
● Cover events for fellow production managers as necessary.
● Maintain and foster excellent relationships with clients to promote repeat business.
● Production manage events at outside venues from NJPAC as assigned.
● Act as Evacuation Fire Marshall for backstage talent and guests.
● Establish clear communication with house management prior to and during an event to provide a smooth start of the event and aid in audience/artist related business.
● Under the Director’s guidance, formulate and implement plans to maintain and improve quality of standards for production operations.
● Evaluate and recommend capital improvements to theatrical equipment and to the interior of the theaters.
● Assistant the production coordinator and serve as their backup with invoices, payroll, historical edits, keeping the Google calendar current with the most up to date schedule, assisting with new hires and artist assistant on boarding and collaborating with finance to ensure payments of vendors, contractors, and crew.
● Assist the Senior Production Manager with collaborating on the production workbooks.
● Perform related duties as assigned

Qualifications and Special Requirements:
● Experience touring and managing presentation of pop, rock comedy, community engagement and arts education presentations along with rentals of nonprofit and for profit live events and broadcasts required.
● Three to Five years of experience in Production Management, Stage Management or Technical Theater; managing stagehands in a collective bargaining environment, preferably in a multi-theater environment; experience interpreting the
production needs of artists and other clients.
● Basic broadcast experience is highly recommended.
● Knowledge of stage related activities such as carpentry, rigging, electrics, sound, props, costumes/wardrobe, stage design, touring, special effects, mechanization, drafting, structural engineering and theater design.
● Successful budgeting and control experience.
● Excellent verbal and written communications skills. Able to represent NJPAC to artists, clients, renters and vendors.
● Ability to negotiate with artists’ management and visiting production managers along with varying types of renters.
● Ability to specify and secure outside services and materials to support NJPAC productions as needed.
● Proficient in Microsoft Office and Google Suite, strong emphasis in Google Sheets, Google Docs, Excel, and Word.
● General knowledge of CAD and Lightwright preferred. Basic knowledge of Vectorworks required.
● Experience with financial data entry is recommended. knowledge of ADP Time and Attendance a plus.
● Able to show initiative and work efficiently in stressful situations.
● Ability to set own priorities and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
● Must have extremely strong organizational skills, accuracy, attention to details and work habits.
● Strong problem-solving and logistics management skills are absolutely necessary.
● Must be able to commit to long days and irregular hours.
● Commitment to leading with Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Accessibility principles.

Please e-mail résumé to jobopportunities@njpac.org (be sure to note “ ASSISTANT PRODUCTION MANAGER” in the subject line of your e-mail). Your application will be reviewed and if we are interested in pursuing your candidacy, you will receive an invitation via email with more details regarding an interview. Candidates who have not received an invitation will not be interviewed.

NJPAC requires all employees to be fully vaccinated (including booster vaccination) for COVID-19 prior to starting work, unless precluded from doing so by applicable law. The CDC currently defines “fully vaccinated” as two weeks after the second dose for Pfizer and Moderna, and two weeks after the single dose of Johnson & Johnson. Proof of vaccination is required prior to applicant’s first day of work.

NJPAC is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Reports To:         Senior Director, Platform Applications

Supervises:        N/A                       

Status:                 Exempt – Full Time

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Junior Salesforce Developer will support the build out and integration of Salesforce throughout the organization, helping to strategically design and update the platform architecture to optimize the use of Salesforce. A successful candidate will be able to analyze, design, and optimize processes as well increase user adoption and understanding.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manage and make changes within the Salesforce development, test, and production environments
  • Participate in the evaluation, scope, and completion of new development projects
  • Develop automation using Flow and/or APEX code
  • Tackle bugs such as validation rules or misfiring flows etc.
  • Seek out ways to utilize Salesforce to improve processes and productivity
  • Develop Salesforce and Tableau dashboards
  • Manage the integration of various outside systems, such as Pardot, Ticketmaster, ArtsVision, FormAssembly, etc.
  • Complete regular internal system audits and prepare for upgrades
  • Complete regular auditing of data integrity and routinely cleanse data
  • Assist in technical and user focused documentation of the environment and processes
  • Help train new and existing users on processes and procedures

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (BA/BS) from four-year college or university
  • 2+ years as a Salesforce developer or administrator
  • Experience with DevOps/release management
  • Experience with Salesforce APEX
  • SQL or other Database Query Language proficiency
  • Experience using Salesforce data tools (Data Loader, DemandTools, etc)
  • Experience performing Salesforce upgrades and ensuring successful integrations
  • Deep understanding of feature development, prioritization, and roadmapping
  • Demonstrated ability to learn new tools and find or create solutions that meet organizational needs
  • Experience with Nonprofit Success Pack and nonprofit processes a plus
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills, particularly with regards to interfacing between tech dept. and non-technical business functions

Please e-mail résumé to jobopportunities@njpac.org (be sure to note “SALESFORCE ADMINISTRATOR/JUNIOR DEVELOPER” in the subject line of your e-mail). Your application will be reviewed and if we are interested in pursuing your candidacy, you will receive an invitation via email with more details regarding an interview. Candidates who have not received an invitation will not be interviewed.

NJPAC requires all employees to be fully vaccinated (including booster vaccination) for COVID-19 prior to starting work, unless precluded from doing so by applicable law. The CDC currently defines “fully vaccinated” as two weeks after the second dose for Pfizer and Moderna, and two weeks after the single dose of Johnson & Johnson. Proof of vaccination is required prior to applicant’s first day of work.

NJPAC is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Department:  Development

Reports To:     Director, Editorial Content

Status:            Full-Time Exempt

NJPAC is a multifaceted anchor cultural institution with programs that advance the performing arts, arts education, community engagement and the redevelopment of Newark’s downtown arts and education corridor. Telling the story of this remarkable organization is a vital part of expanding the reach of its programs and nurturing their impact. The Arts Center seeks an eloquent and nimble Institutional Writer to help craft a narrative on multiple platforms about both NJPAC’s current work and its plans for the future.

This position is responsible for reporting and writing both internal and external communications and telling the Arts Center’s story through our website, social media, email communications, program books, external publications and more. Previous journalism experience preferred.

Key Responsibilities:

External communications:

  • Report, draft and edit articles for NJPAC’s quarterly program book;
  • Brainstorm, report, write and copy edit articles for the Arts Center’s annual publication, Report to the Community;
  • Write articles for placement in external publications about Arts Centers programs;
  • Maintain, update and develop copy for NJPAC’s public-facing web presence, working collaboratively with the Digital Marketing team;
  • Assist with developing marketing copy for the Arts Center’s institutional programming, such as the PSEG True Diversity film screening series;
  • “Cover” NJPAC events on the Arts Center campus and off for future publications.

Membership and donor communications:

  • Report and write email messaging and newsletters to Arts Center constituencies, including members, donors, corporate sponsors and community members;
  • Collaborate with staff and leadership across the organization to develop narratives and deliverables that advance departmental and organizational goals;
  • Craft donor appeals pegged to year-end giving, Giving Tuesday and other annual events;
  • Edit or revise other donor or member communications as needed, and contribute to the editing process for proposals and donor communication.

Internal communications:

  • Craft copy for special event program books, invitations, correspondence, remarks for leadership and scripted events;
  • Develop new vehicles for internal staff communications and provide copy, in collaboration with the People and Organization Department;
  • Serve as the “on-call” editor for writing projects originating throughout the organization.

Coordination & Teamwork:

  • Communicate effectively with requesters regarding milestones and due dates for all projects;
  • Attend meetings for various departments to determine their copy needs, provide timelines for delivery and source information for external communications;
  • Utilize project management tools to ensure accuracy and work with teams on approvals.

Skills and Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required;
  • 4-5 years of writing experience in a newsroom or as a freelance writer preferred;
  • Exceptional time management and organizational skills; ability to prioritize and communicate shifting timelines and objectives, and manage multiple projects concurrently.

NJPAC requires all employees to be fully vaccinated (including booster vaccination) for COVID-19 prior to starting work, unless precluded from doing so by applicable law. The CDC currently defines “fully vaccinated” as two weeks after the second dose for Pfizer and Moderna, and two weeks after the single dose of Johnson & Johnson. Proof of vaccination is required prior to the applicant’s first day of work.

Please e-mail résumé, cover letter, salary requirements and clips to jobopportunities@njpac.org with the subject line ‘CREATIVE STORYTELLER/WRITER’. If your application meets our needs, we’ll reach out to continue the process. Thanks for your interest! We look forward to hearing from you.

NJPAC is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Department:  Finance

Status:           Full-Time Exempt

The Finance Department is currently seeking a senior accountant as an additional resource to perform daily activities.  This position will assist in transforming routine financial activities into more efficient processes that will enhance the organization’s access to detailed information and its ability make sound financial decisions.

The ideal candidate is a bright, energetic, analytical college graduate with a major in accounting who will assist in duties including accounts receivable, cash analysis, account reconciliation, and reporting. Finance operates using Google Gmail, MS Office, and MS Dynamics (general ledger). We also interact with data from Salesforce, Archtics Ticketing, and Ticketmaster.

In addition to superior accounting and computer skills, this individual will possess excellent interpersonal skills to proactively engage other departments (Arts Ed, Production, and Operations) in understanding processes and workflow. The ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing, is essential.

We expect the individual to bring innovative ideas for process improvement, work well independently, and assume more significant responsibilities over time. The Finance Department expects to grow in complexity in the short term and desires to establish strong talent to meet new challenges.

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), located in downtown Newark, NJ, is America’s most diverse performing arts center, and the artistic, cultural, educational and civic center of New Jersey – where great performances and events enhance and transform lives every day. NJPAC brings diverse communities together, providing access to all, and showcasing the state’s and the world’s best artists while acting as a leading catalyst in the revitalization of its home city.

Responsibilities 

  • Assist with A/R, Cash, and G/L activities:
  • Journalize and prove to cash all contributions per Salesforce Reports
  • Account for box office and performance settlements
  • Maintain A/R sub-ledger
  • Prepare account reconciliations
  • Analyze cash accounts
  • Create journal entries
  • Design/Maintain ledger reports (supporting schedules for audited financials and Form 990)
  • Maintain expertise with relevant GAAP guidance and current developments

Qualifications

  • Accounting major with demonstrated superior knowledge of GAAP
  • Strong IT skills. Advanced Excel skills
  • Meticulous attention to detail, organized, efficient, focused
  • Ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with all levels of staff, management, and external parties
  • Exposure to non-profits, arts, and/or education a plus
  • MS Dynamics & SalesForce experience a plus

Please e-mail résumé to jobopportunities@njpac.org (be sure to note “SENIOR ACCOUNTANT” in the subject line of your e-mail). Your application will be reviewed and if we are interested in pursuing your candidacy, you will receive an invitation via email with more details regarding an interview. Candidates who have not received an invitation will not be interviewed.

NJPAC requires all employees to be fully vaccinated (including booster vaccination) for COVID-19 prior to starting work, unless precluded from doing so by applicable law. The CDC currently defines “fully vaccinated” as two weeks after the second dose for Pfizer and Moderna, and two weeks after the single dose of Johnson & Johnson. Proof of vaccination is required prior to applicant’s first day of work.

NJPAC is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Department:  Women@NJPAC

Reports To:  Managing Director, Women@NJPAC

Supervises:  Event Manager & TBD         

Status:  Exempt – Full Time

 

Position Summary:

The Assistant Managing Director of Women@NJPAC will serve as event producer, strategist and fundraiser for Women@NJPAC events and manage and work closely with the Managing Director and the Women@NJPAC Board of Trustees. The Assistant Managing Director oversees and implements the annual fundraisers for Women@NJPAC—the Spotlight Gala and the Spring Luncheon; plus all Women@NJPAC programming and stewardship events, including Women@NJPAC’s Annual Meeting/Leading Ladies Panel, Gathering of Givers, other Women@NJPAC meetings events, pre- and post- receptions and members-only events.  The Assistant Managing Director also manages and works closely with the Women@NJPAC Board of Trustees, including supporting board and committee meetings. The Assistant Managing Director will also assist with fundraising and cultivation of Women@NJPAC trustees and members.  The Assistant Managing Director will supervise an Event Manager, Women@NJPAC intern/fellow(s), event consultants and volunteers.

The Assistant Managing Director of Women@NJPAC must be able to use an entrepreneurial and results-oriented approach to lead and drive the creation, production and execution of mission-driven events. In order to be successful, she/he/they must be able to integrate fundraising goals and strategies into event planning, manage logistics and details with ease, and bring exceptional interpersonal skills to meet the needs of an influential and diverse audience.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Event Planning and Production

  • Strategize with Managing Director of Women@NJPAC and Women@NJPAC Board members to execute high quality events that integrate fundraising goals and advance donor engagement and stewardship
  • Lead and execute design and production of fundraising events, including managing co-chairs and committees, honorees, sponsorship benefits, guest speakers, timelines, budgets, auctions & raffles, printed invitations and journals, communication strategy, invitation lists, run-of-shows, RSVPs and guest lists, acknowledgements and invoices, and post-event follow-ups
  • Maintain excellent communication and relationships inter-departmentally including production, programming, catering, marketing, house management, and operations teams. Work closely with managing Event consultants.
  • Develop and manage event and department budgets.

Marketing and Communications

  • Oversee creation of all event marketing materials including branded event concepts, save the dates, invitations, eblasts, journals, and all event collateral
    • Add projects into Marketing workflow using Wrike Project Management software
    • Provide design concepts and copy
    • Act as liaison with for review and approvals
  • Help manage and maintain the Women@NJPAC website and social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
  • Develop strategies for marketing events and Women@NJPAC programs

Board Management and Administration

  • Support and steward Women@NJPAC Board of Trustees meetings, and board committees, including Governance, Programming, Marketing & Engagement.
  • Work closely with Managing Director on strategic initiatives including the Women@NJPAC $15 million campaign development and events and development of 2023 Leadership Summit for Women + Girls
  • Manage event records in Salesforce CRM including campaigns, RSVP reports, event registration forms, and reports
  • Supervise Event Manager, intern/fellow(s) and volunteers

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in event planning at a non-profit organization, preferably in a performing arts or cultural organization
  • Database experience and comfort working with these systems is essential.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and customer service orientation.
  • The ability to manage multiple events and project deadlines at the same time.
  • Ability to be flexible and work well in a collaboration and team environment.
  • Ability to take initiative and must have excellent judgment and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must be able to work weekday evening events and weekends, when required.

Please e-mail résumé to jobopportunities@njpac.org (be sure to note “ASSOCIATE MANAGING DIRECTOR, WOMEN@NJPAC” in the subject line of your e-mail). Your application will be reviewed and if we are interested in pursuing your candidacy, you will receive an invitation via email with more details regarding an interview. Candidates who have not received an invitation will not be interviewed.

NJPAC requires all employees to be fully vaccinated (including booster vaccination) for COVID-19 prior to starting work, unless precluded from doing so by applicable law. The CDC currently defines “fully vaccinated” as two weeks after the second dose for Pfizer and Moderna, and two weeks after the single dose of Johnson & Johnson. Proof of vaccination is required prior to applicant’s first day of work.

NJPAC is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Position: NJPAC Teaching Artist Faculty

Position Summary: NJPAC Teaching Artists are professional artists and educators who teach a variety of arts disciplines in various environments across the state of New Jersey. Our programs are offered virtually, on-site and to schools, community centers and childcare centers throughout New Jersey. All TAs are paid for ongoing training opportunities as well as all meeting and planning time. 

NJPAC Teaching Artists are on-call employees. Work fluctuates based on season, sales and TA availability.

Pay Rates: Facilitation $50-$80/hr, Meetings and Training $28.35/hr, Documentation $13/hr

We are currently prioritizing the following opportunities:

Arts Integration Cohort: Work in curriculum development teams, provide feedback on program development, coach a team of classroom teachers and contribute to an Arts Integration Resource Center. The AI cohort will provide feedback and coaching to participants in the multi-year arts integration training program.

Professional Development Facilitators: Theater, Music, Jazz, Hip Hop, Arts Integration and Early Childhood

HIP HOP: Emcee’ing, Beatboxing, DJ’ing, Music Production, Graffiti, Dance, Podcasting

We are also currently seeking professional teaching artists within the following disciplines:

DANCE: Creative Movement through Storytelling

MUSIC: Composing (Musical Theater), Recorder/Woodwind, Instrumental Music (Beginning Band)

THEATER: Creative Drama through Storytelling, Musical Theater, Acting, Playwriting

ACCOMPANISTS: Piano, Percussion

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include:

  • Facilitate workshops, residencies and/or Saturday and summer classes that are developmentally appropriate, focus on the whole student and build social emotional learning in addition to artistic learning goals
  • Create outlines and lesson plans that embody the goals of NJPAC’s program(s)
  • Share outlines with NJPAC staff, classroom teachers, and school administration
  • Communicate with NJPAC and school staff regarding all aspects of programing
  • Participate in paid meetings and trainings at NJPAC
  • Travel to and work in all types of schools, on-site programs and community settings across New Jersey. Some opportunities may be available for virtual options.

Qualifications and Special Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in the arts, education or arts-related field, or equivalent experience
  • Professional experience in a performing art form and/or as a teaching artist or educator
  • Experience working with diverse populations and ages
  • Foundational understanding of healing centered, culturally responsive, anti-racist and/or social emotional learning
  • Strong classroom management skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills in order to interact with students, classroom teachers, school administrators, and NJPAC staff
  • Willingness to travel to and teach in various school settings in New Jersey
  • Willingness to attend meetings, training, and complete paperwork in addition to teaching classes
  • Reliable transportation
  • Required background check & fingerprinting clearance and must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19

NJPAC requires all employees to be fully vaccinated (including booster vaccination) for COVID-19 prior to starting work, unless precluded from doing so by applicable law. The CDC currently defines “fully vaccinated” as two weeks after the second dose for Pfizer and Moderna, and two weeks after the single dose of Johnson & Johnson. Proof of vaccination is required prior to applicant’s first day of work.

No phone calls please. Candidates selected for audition and interview will receive a verbal or written response including a request for a sample lesson plan and teaching philosophy. Interviews are slated to happen in August, December and May. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis but we will only conduct interviews three times a year in an effort to provide cohort training within the first month of hire. 

For this position, please email a letter of interest and resumé to jobopportunities@njpac.org. Be sure to note the job title in the subject line of your e-mail.

NJPAC is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Performance-based Ushers are needed for NJPAC 2022-2023 Season (weekly hours worked vary between 4 and 24). Starting rate for all Ushers is $15/hr. Ushers will be scheduled according to availability, skill set and performance calendar. This position is a Union job.

Responsibilities: 
 Must be friendly, polite and enthusiastic.
 Assist Head Usher with special requests as needed.
 Assist patrons by scanning tickets, greeting and escorting patrons to their seats, distributing programs, and attending to guests with special needs

Qualifications and Special Requirements: 
 High school diploma or equivalent preferred.
 Flexible hours; Weekend availability required
 Experience in guest/customer service or hotel/hospitality industry
 Ability to anticipate and fulfill the needs and concerns of guests.
 Possess a sensitive, friendly, engaging personality, and polished demeanor.
 Must be able to stand for long periods of time

Deadline for submitting resumes is Sunday, August 31, 2022.  No phone calls please. Please e-mail résumé to jobopportunities@njpac.org (be sure to note the job title in the subject line of your e-mail).  Your application will be reviewed and if we are interested in pursuing your candidacy, you will receive an invitation via email with more details regarding an interview. Candidates who have not received an invitation will not be interviewed.

The New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) is committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity and will not discriminate against an applicant or employee on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, veteran or military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, civil union/domestic partnership status, familial status, domestic violence victim status, or any other legally recognized protected basis under federal, state or local laws.

An applicant with a disability may be entitled to a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act and other state or other local laws.  A reasonable accommodation is a change in the way things are normally done which will ensure an equal employment opportunity without imposing undue hardship.

Must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19

Please e-mail résumé to jobopportunities@njpac.org with the subject line USHER. If your application meets our needs, we’ll reach out to continue the process. Thanks for your interest! We look forward to hearing from you.

NJPAC is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Artist Assistant
Provide assistance to Production, Programming, Rental, and Arts Education Departments. In meeting the hospitality needs of visiting artists, crew, and staff. Furnish a hospitable environment for companies to prepare for their performance. Provide additional support as needed at the direction of Production or Presenters.

Reports to: Production Department
Payment: Starting at $15/hr, non exempt-casual

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
 Meet and greet artists and their staff upon arrival and escort them to dressing rooms and specific support spaces. Familiarize the visiting companies with the backstage area.
 Guarantee proper set-up of non-catered hospitality for the visiting company and artists.
 Assist in attending to the special needs of individual artists and groups.
 Coordinate outside food requests when necessary and be able to direct to area restaurants when asked.
 Assist Visiting Production staff with various tasks, i.e. backstage lists, copying,
temperature control of dressing rooms.
 Ensure cleanliness and comfort of dressing rooms and backstage areas.
 Assist backstage traffic during and after performance/event.
 Prepare reports upon conclusion of each event detailing use of supplies.
 Keep the supply storage organized and ensure that stock remains replenished
 Complete special projects as requested by Production staff.

Qualifications and Special Requirements:
 Excellent communication, hospitality and people skills necessary.
 Good follow-through ability necessary.
 Strong organizational skills and the ability to establish effective priorities.
 Prior experience in Guest Services and/or The Arts ex. Dressing Room Coordinator or Talent Wrangler is a plus but not required.
 Capable of working with persons of all ages and professions in large groups.
 Ability to work independently and stay on task.
 Ability to be productive and proactive.
 Must be able to drive/have a driver’s license – having a car is a plus

Please e-mail  cover letter and résumé to jobopportunities@njpac.org (be sure to note “ARTIST ASSISTANT” in the subject line of your e-mail). Your application will be reviewed and if we are interested in pursuing your candidacy, you will receive an invitation via email with more details regarding an interview. Candidates who have not received an invitation will not be interviewed.

NJPAC requires all employees to be fully vaccinated (including booster vaccination) for COVID-19 prior to starting work, unless precluded from doing so by applicable law. The CDC currently defines “fully vaccinated” as two weeks after the second dose for Pfizer and Moderna, and two weeks after the single dose of Johnson & Johnson. Proof of vaccination is required prior to applicant’s first day of work.

The New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) is committed to a policy of Equal
Employment Opportunity and will not discriminate against an applicant or employee on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, veteran or military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, civil union/domestic partnership status, familial status, domestic violence victim status, or any other legally recognized protected basis under federal, state or local laws.

We look forward to hearing from you.
NJPAC is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Multimedia Production Manager

Welcome to NJPAC! The Multimedia Production Manager will be responsible for all video production, photography needs, assist in the content strategy, manage our asset management system, manage on our on site signage and assist in the production of our virtual events. This position will report into the Art Director. This position will work cross departmentally in understanding the content needs of each area and planning accordingly to implement. This position will need to understand all that NJPAC has to offer from world-class performances, to arts education programs, to our community engagement activities with patrons, to engaging our members.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Video Production & Editing
    • Ability to create, edit and manage all video content
    • Management of external video consultants when needed for bigger projects
  • Photography
    • Management of all photography needs for the institution
    • Take photos for NJPAC special events
    • Hire and manage external photographers for performance content needs
    • Adjust, retouch, and edit photos to prepare for use for the digital team and prepare for digital assets for usage on website, social, email marketing
  • Content Strategy
    • Work closely with the Senior Manager of Content Marketing to create a content strategy for the institution
    • Work closely with the Art Director to understand the needs of content for reporting etc
  • Content Management
    • Management and organization of our Data Asset Management platform.
    • Manage all keywording, meta data and storage of photos and videos
    • Management of the content calendar for events
    • Management of NJPAC signage (Digital signage, printed display collateral)
  • Virtual Production
    • Assist in the production of our virtual events (Social live or on Zoom)
    • Meet with departments to discuss the needs and timing of each event
    • Produce all statistics for these virtual events (Zoom registrants; live attendees etc)

Preferred Requirements:

  • 2-4 years experience in the design, video production and/or digital marketing space.
  • Intermediate knowledge in video editing including trimming, exporting, compressing, and adding simple keyframe animation for lower thirds (Adobe Premiere Pro or Final Cut preferred – knowledge of Adobe After Effect a plus)
  • Intermediate knowledge in Adobe design programs including Photoshop and InDesign
  • Bachelor’s Degree in marketing, design or technology
  • Understanding of photography, video and content creation.
  • Awareness of emerging trends, industry practices, and new platforms.
  • Passion for Digital Marketing, Design, Video Production and Photography
  • The drive to take initiative, work independently and be accountable while also working as a team player who is collaborative and flexible

NJPAC requires all employees to be fully vaccinated (including booster vaccination) for COVID-19 prior to starting work, unless precluded from doing so by applicable law. The CDC currently defines “fully vaccinated” as two weeks after the second dose for Pfizer and Moderna, and two weeks after the single dose of Johnson & Johnson. Proof of vaccination is required prior to applicant’s first day of work.

Please e-mail résumé, cover letter and salary requirements to jobopportunities@njpac.org with the subject line MULTIMEDIA PRODUCTION MANAGER. If your application meets our needs, we’ll reach out to continue the process. Thanks for your interest! We look forward to hearing from you.

NJPAC is an Equal Opportunity Employer

NJPAC Arts Education

NJPAC has the largest arts education department in the state, serving nearly 112,000 families and students in grades Pre-K through 12; approx. 74% of participating students attend Title I schools. Programs include on-campus and in-school performances, artist-in-residencies, after-school and summer arts training, and professional development for teachers.

Position Summary:

The Senior Director/ Director of Research and Impact is responsible for creating and implementing the research agenda and impact assessment strategy for the Arts Education Department and the Arts and Well-being initiative. This work will include designing and implementing use-inspired research studies – from the expected to the ingenious – as well as developing and testing relevant tools to measure, evaluate, and convey the Department’s impact. The successful candidate will be grounded in both artistic and scientific approaches and motivated by outcomes and impact at scale.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Subject to the policies and management direction established by the Vice President for Arts Education, the duties of Arts Education Senior Director/ Director of Research and Impact shall include:

Research Agenda & Impact Strategy

  • Work collaboratively with the teams of Arts Education and Arts and Well-being to develop a department-wide impact measurement and assessment strategy.
  • Develop research goals and objectives that support the theory of change and are met both through the Department’s own research projects and through research partnerships.
  • Keep abreast of emerging research related to the Department’s impact goals and seek to support and apply that research for the good of those goals when appropriate
  • Conceptualize and manage the execution of reports that raise awareness of the Arts Center’s work.

Metrics as a Change Agent

  • Conceive and prioritize projects to develop and disseminate metrics, frameworks, and standards whose widespread adoption can help to scale best practices and quality programs
  • Develop research partnerships in alignment with the Department’s overall goal and objectives for impact
  • Lead the development of data and measurement products that other organizations can adopt to drive the impact of the arts in education and throughout the community

Program Evaluation

The Senior Director/ Director will work with all program teams including external consultants to ensure data gathering and evaluation systems are in place, meet IRB requirements when necessary, and that each program is continually improving and ultimately meeting its intended impact goals and objectives.

  • Oversee data collection, entry, and quality for programs on-campus and in-schools including securing school district and any IRB approvals when necessary
  • Analyze and synthesize quantitative and qualitative data and create systems for using data to provide ongoing feedback and support for program improvement
  • Conduct program observations, interviews, surveys, and focus groups
  • Implement and manage internal systems for conducting ongoing outcomes measurement and assessment
  • Design and develop evaluation plans, choose the most effective methodologies, instruments, and resources, and summarize and present findings

Qualifications & Expectations

  • Commitment to high ethical standards
  • Understanding of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion implementation including anti-racist practices.
  • A curious self-starter with a proven track record of diving into unknown territory and learning new concepts
  • Outstanding analytical ability and advanced statistical knowledge with the ability to analyze qualitative and quantitative data and extract relevant insights
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, mission-driven environment
  • Ability to produce high-quality deliverables on time and within budget
  • Superior written and oral communication skills, with the ability to articulate a clear and concise point of view on complicated issues
  • Facility with data visualization and creating compelling data narratives that are accessible to many different audiences
  • Strong project management skills and attention to detail

Additional Details

  • Advanced degree in a relevant field of study
  • 5-8 years demonstrated experience and expertise in putting applied research to use to create social innovation and change through the arts and/or outside of an academic context
  • Five to seven years of senior management experience
  • Proven ability to build and manage high-performing teams, programs, and budgets
  • Experience developing and managing collaborations and partnerships for research, metrics, and assessment endeavors
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, and a proven ability to build trust with team members, school leadership, students, and families.
  • Skilled in SPSS, google suite – especially xls, and CRM platforms – Salesforce a plus.
  • Bi-Lingual preferred, Spanish a plus
  • Willing to conquer the “small tasks” with an understanding of their vital importance in the success of the organization

Must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19

Please e-mail résumé, cover letter, and salary requirements to jobopportunities@njpac.org with the subject line Senior Director/ Director Research and Impact.

If your application meets our needs, we’ll reach out to continue the process. Thanks for your interest! We look forward to hearing from you.

NJPAC is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Position Summary:

The Special Assistant to the Vice President’s primary focus is providing high-level programmatic and administrative support to the Vice President, a member of senior management, across a wide range of activities.  The successful candidate will be able to manage and implement the day-to-day job activities and responsibilities for the Vice President and serve as the primary point of contact between the Vice President with the public and NJPAC’s business operations. This critical position is also responsible for advancing, facilitating and overseeing special projects and initiatives as appropriate.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Subject to the policies and management direction established by the Vice President for Arts Education, the duties of the Special Assistant to the Vice President shall include:

Administrative Duties:

  • Maintain the day to day schedule of the Vice President including calendar, call sheet, and emails.
  • Serve as the gatekeeper, mediator, and first point of contact for the Vice President with the team, and all other internal and external contacts, and key stakeholders.
  • Responsible for prioritizing the Department workflow by bringing projects, assignments, issues, concerns, etc. to the immediate attention of the Vice President for handling and response.
  • Participate in relevant internal and external meetings, take notes, and drive follow-up action items.
  • Identify and remove internal bottlenecks to ensure that issues important to the Department are resolved expeditiously, effectively, and efficiently.
  • Schedule, plan, and help facilitate on-site as well as off-site meetings, conferences, internal and external facing events, and presentations, which may include coordinating arrangements for participants, handling logistics, preparing and disseminating materials, managing budgets and project plans
  • Schedule a high volume of appointments/meetings and manage complex calendars for the Vice President and others throughout the organization
  • Make travel arrangements, process invoices, and complete expense reports with accuracy and timeliness
  • Establish and maintain accurate files and records.
  • Prepare, edit, and proofread correspondence and reports including Board and Committee memos, minutes, and presentations
  • Generate necessary data and funder reports for Development and the Board.

Portfolio and Project Management

  • Operate at a tactical, strategic and operational level, handling the oversight of projects that do not neatly fit within the organizational chart or that fall between departments or leadership areas of responsibility.
  • Execute and manage new project concepts on behalf of the Vice President including engaging stakeholders internally and externally, brainstorming new creative ideas, and maintaining forward motion in recent and long-standing projects.
  • Conduct background research, asset mapping, and proposal writing for new initiatives, and funding opportunities.
  • Build, nurture and maintain relationships with internal and external stakeholders including, but not limited to, NJPAC Board members, arts executives, community leaders, and donors, etc.
  • Effectively manage and oversee special projects initiated and committed to by the Vice President and when appropriate serve as proxy for the Vice President.
  • Project managing department- wide efforts and special projects at the request of the Vice President
  • Engage in special projects and other duties as assigned

EXPERIENCE & QUALIFICATIONS

  • Excellent project management skills executed in fast paced and intense work environments
  • Strong interpersonal, decision-making and organizational skills with attention to detail
  • Excellent skills in google suite and CRM platforms – Salesforce a plus.
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills with strong grammatical, proofreading and editing capabilities
  • Willing to conquer the “small tasks” with an understanding of their vital importance in the success of the organization
  • Excellent presentation and facilitation skills is preferred
  • Center principles of equity, inclusion, and belonging in all work, embedding the values in program development, policy application, and department practices and processes
  • Minimum of three (3) years working in a business environment
  • Experience in the cultural or performing arts industry preferred
  • Exceptional relationship management and customer service skills with the ability to successfully engage with internal and external individuals including donors, community leaders, school district officials, etc.
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality at all times, work independently and exercise substantial discretion and judgment
  • Must be an independent, self-motivated and highly resourceful individual in a fast-paced environment; able to prioritize and anticipate the needs of the Vice President
  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication, interpersonal, decision-making and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated drive for results through a history of achievements and strategy.
  • History of driving complex projects in the face of ambiguity.
  • BA degree in Business Administration or related discipline.

Must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19

Please e-mail résumé, cover letter and salary requirements to jobopportunities@njpac.org with the subject line SPECIAL ASSISTANT TO VICE PRESIDENT, ARTS EDUCATION. If your application meets our needs, we’ll reach out to continue the process. Thanks for your interest! We look forward to hearing from you.

NJPAC is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Fellowship Opportunities

If you are a bright, motivated student with a passion for the arts and an interest in doing work that is both interesting and engaging, and helpful in advancing NJPAC’s work and mission, please apply to become an NJPAC Fellow in the upcoming June 2022 class.

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Fellow Opportunities

If you’re a college student or recent graduate, we’d love to hear from you! We can help you gain the experience you need, whether you want to learn about nonprofits, marketing, administration, film/tv, the arts—or whether you’re in the process of figuring out your path. Not only is NJPAC a great resume builder, you’ll meet and connect with staff members who could be incredibly valuable on your career journey.

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