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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 cultural renaissance happening in Newark.

A little bit about njpac

  • we care deeply about our nonprofit mission and its impact on our community
  • we’re a passionate team made stronger by our diverse backgrounds and skills
  • we have robust programming for our staff including employee resource groups, book club, wellness initiatives and volunteer opportunities 
  • our offices are located in the thriving cultural district of Newark
  • we’re proud to be an equal opportunity employer

Open Positions

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:

Dance: Musical Theater choreographers, Creative Movement

  • Creative Movement: use the elements of dance and movement to engage elementary students to support storytelling and literacy development
  • World Dance: (grades 3rd – 6th)  all cultural dance artists welcomed. Lesson planning required.

Hip Hop: Emcee’ing, Beatboxing, DJ’ing, Music Production, Graffiti, Dance 

Music: Recorder, Beginning Band

Professional Development Facilitators: All Artistic Disciplines

 

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 curriculum outlines and lesson plans that embody the goals of NJPAC’s program(s)
  • Share curriculum outlines with NJPAC staff, classroom teachers, and school administration
  •  Communicate with NJPAC and school staff regarding all aspects of programming
  • Participate in paid meetings and training 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 

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. Auditions and interviews are slated to happen in April. 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 on-boarding. To be considered for the Spring round of recruitment, please submit your application by April 12

For this position, please apply HERE

NJPAC is an Equal Opportunity Employer 

ARTISTS, WRITERS, MUSICIANS IN RESIDENCE
ARTS & WELL-BEING AT NEWARK BETH ISRAEL MEDICAL CENTER 

Department: Arts & Well-Being

Reports to: Senior Director, Arts & Well-Being

Supervises: N/A

Status: Hourly, 4-5 hours/week

Weekly Pay Rate:

3 hours Instructional Time: $85.06/hr

1 hour Preparation/Travel: $13/hr

1 hour Bi-weekly Meeting: $28.35/hr

Training Pay Rate: $28.35/hr

The New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) is looking for Artists in Residence to provide Arts & Well-Being programming to patients at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center. 

Arts & Well-Being at NJPAC is committed to investing in the lives of all people through diverse, accessible and inclusive initiatives that enhance the health and well-being of our community. 

Artists in Residence support the NJPAC Arts & Well-Being’s Arts in Healthcare initiative through the development and implementation of arts projects and processes in a variety of healthcare settings such as bedside art, group activities, and community projects. Programming will help patients and family members to connect more deeply with themselves and others through the arts. Artists create a safe and accepting environment for participants to discover their own creative resources. Artists are trained and supervised by NJPAC and hospital staff.

Candidates must be able to work in-person at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center in Newark, NJ. Artists will be contracted for six months with the opportunity to extend in 6-12 month increments.

We are looking for artists in each of the following disciplines:

Music: Guitar and song

Visual Arts: Drawing, painting, mixed media

Storytelling: Oral history, story telling, poetry, creative writing

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide beside arts engagements and/or workshops for patients.
  • Respond to referrals in a timely manner, setting appropriate priorities regarding referrals for arts engagement at the bedside or waiting room areas.
    • Work with medical and clinical staff to identify patients who would benefit from an arts engagement.
    • Contribute to an organization portfolio of arts projects and workshops.
    • Document engagements via referral tracking system and daily reflection worksheet.
  • Participates in Newark Beth Israel events and celebrations and in Arts in Medicine programs as requested.
  • Attend bi-weekly Artist Rounds meetings to share success and challenges.
  • Wear Arts & Well-Being uniform: NJPAC shirt and/or apron, black or khaki pants, closed-toed shoes.
  • Other duties as assigned.

REQUIRED TRAINING + ORIENTATION:

Artists will be compensated at $28.35/hour for time spent in training 

Arts in Healthcare: Artist in Residence Training (6 hours)
Newark Beth Israel Medical Center Volunteer Orientation (4-6 hours)

In-services on HIPAA regulations, infection control, and risk management will be provided to artists during orientation. Artists will go through NJPAC standard HR onboarding and need to pass a background check at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center.

QUALIFICATIONS

Music: Audition required. Must be able to play and sing preferential music on request.

Visual Arts: Sample portfolio of potential projects required. Experience teaching and facilitating the arts, must be able to help others develop their own artistic process. 

Storytelling: Sample prompts and description of process required. Experience teaching and facilitating writing or storytelling, must be able to help others develop their own artistic process. 

  • Overall, we are looking for artists with these characteristics:
    • Artistic excellence
    • Versatility
    • Emotional maturity
    • A generous and open spirit
    • Eagerness to learn and grow
  • Artists should be outgoing and friendly, meeting every engagement as a new opportunity to spread joy, meaning-making, and well-being.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with children, families, medical staff, colleagues and external partners.
  • Ability to plan arts programming with consultation from NJPAC, NBIMC, and feedback from patients and medical staff.
  • Ability to provide continuous attention to patients and families and monitoring their behavior during art experiences and responding accordingly.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Candidates must demonstrate knowledge of appropriate art experiences for specific patient types, and be familiar with issues of clinical care, patient monitoring equipment, as well as the medical, emotional, and ethical issues related to patient care.  
  • Additional language proficiency is a plus

HEALTHCARE IMMUNIZATIONS REQUIREMENT

Newark Beth Israel requires that all volunteers be up to date on their immunizations. Artists will need to provide the following to the Employee Health department at the hospital:

Measles, Mumps and Rubella

If born during or after 1957 must have proof of two MMR’s or one MMR and one live measles vaccination or immunity documented by blood tests. If born before 1957 must have history of having disease rubella and rubeola, must be confirmed with positive rubella and rubeola blood tests.

Tuberculosis Screening

Negative Tuberculin skin test less than three months old OR (1) history of positive reaction and /or (2) proof of completion of preventative therapy or treatment for active disease. If previously positive a recent chest x-ray showing no disease is required.

ChickenPox

Knowledge of past history of ChickenPox or blood test showing immunity or immunization.

Annual Flu Shot

A flu shot is required at the beginning of flu season in the late fall each year. If you are unable to receive a flu shot, you will be required to wear a mask at the hospital.

If you do not have documentation for your vaccinations, blood work can be taken to check for immunity.

Please email résumé to jobopportunities@njpac.org (be sure to note “Arts & Well-Being Artist/Writers/Musicians” 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 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

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.

Position: Temporary Administrator

Department: Arts Education

Reports To: Manager, CRM & Business Operations

Status: Part-time – 20hrs/week

Duration: Start ASAP and work until end of December 2024

 

Position Summary:

This Temporary Position will work closely with the Manager of CRM & Business Operations and Manager of Professional Learning & Training in supporting day-to-day administrative tasks related to Arts Education department’s professional development programming, finance, and data quality.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Subject to the policies and management direction established by the Vice President of Arts Education, Manager of CRM & Business Operations, and Manager of Professional Learning & Training, the duties of the Temporary Administrator shall include:

 

Professional Development Admin

  • Create and manage Eventbrite page for Social Justice Learning Series sessions
  • Assist in the creation, distribution, and analysis of SurveyMonkey surveys following professional development programming to measure impact and audience satisfaction
  • Assist in the logistics and run-of-show for on-site and off-site professional development events by gathering/ordering supplies, creating event documents, creating professional development certificates, and developing Powerpoint decks
  • Be a point person during on-site and off-site professional development events to welcome facilitators/presenters, assist faculty, and ensure the run-of-show schedule is executed in coordination with PD team

 

Finance

  • Communicate with schools and purchasing offices for invoicing, purchase order execution, and payment collection
  • Processing of all Accounts Receivable (AR) and reconciliation of all Accounts Payable (AP)
  • Conduct regular Data Quality checks to maintain accuracy from all Salesforce users in relation to budgeting, expenses, and revenue
  • Reconcile the General Ledger with Salesforce to ensure accurate allocation of AR and AP in collaboration with finance
  • Support Manager in the budgeting process by compiling documentation, data, and stats as requested

Salesforce

  • Assist in data quality by following the Arts Education department’s naming and labeling conventions on Salesforce when inputting new data and reviewing existing data
  • Assist in drafting Independent Contracts (IC) and Letter of Assignments (LOA) to help in contracting faculty and presenters/facilitators
  • Create Salesforce reports collecting data points on Arts Education programming such as attendance, registration, and financial aid reports

 

Qualifications and Special Requirements:

  • Understanding of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion implementation including anti-racist practices
  • Detail-oriented, strong collaborator, and ability to work with multiple working styles
  • Strong computer skills and strong working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Google Suite software required; experience with Salesforce and ArtVision is a plus
  • Having access to a reliable vehicle for travel throughout New Jersey is a plus
  • Strong oral and written communication skills

Please e-mail résumé and cover letter to  jobopportunities@njpac.org with the subject line “Temporary Arts Education Administrator” .

 

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.

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 Arts 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 Arts 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 Arts Research and Impact (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

The Role:              Staff Account

Location:              Newark, NJ

Reports To:          AVP-Controller

The New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) is the premier anchor cultural institution in the state, distinguished not only by the world-class performers presented on its stages but by an extensive arts education program, robust community engagement initiatives that bring the arts into parks, schools, libraries and houses of worship across Greater Newark, a track record of developing new productions that tour the country; and a multifaceted mission that emphasizes the revitalization of its home city, Newark, through the power of the performing arts.

 

 

Position Summary:

The Staff Accountant role is a position within the Finance department with a major focus on preparing and organizing financial transactions, focused on key aspects of daily, monthly, and annual business functions.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Assist in processing invoices, which includes organizing printed invoices, investigating correct coding if not provided, organizing for future review, entering them into the GL system, and filing completed payments with the appropriate backup

  • Discuss billing issues with vendors by providing friendly customer service and answering questions to resolve issues
  • Maintain integrity of vendor data, regularly
  • Prepare and submit daily bank deposits
  • Perform monthly reconciliations for balance sheet accounts
  • Research and apply for state unclaimed property
  • Maintain, update, and record documentation of the company’s fixed assets
  • Update financial data in a timely manner using excel based calculation files to support quarterly investment analysis
  • Support accounts receivables/payables functions as it relates to GL entry
  • Create journal entries for business transactions and corrections
  • Support certain job duties when a team member is out or unavailable
  • React in a timely 24-hour manner if the information is not accurate.
  • Complete all assigned projects by the deadline, especially if it will affect the month-end close process.

Requirements:

  • 1-2 years of experience of Accounting
  • Have good oral and written communication skills.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting
  • Excellent working knowledge of MS Excel, Word; GL accounting systems; Google Workspace
  • Sound understanding of financial and accounting practices and principles
  • Advanced competency in accounting software systems, ie, MS Dynamics, NetSuite
  • Ability to work as part of a team and independently
  • High proficiency in mathematics and the ability to think critically
  • Ability to meet deadlines in a fast-paced work environment
  • Superb organizational skills and excellent attention to detail
  • Problem-solving and conceptual skills


We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer who embraces DEIA as part of our culture. We offer an excellent benefits package in a hybrid workplace.
Send resume and cover letter via email to jobopportunities@njpac.org, with a subject line of ”Staff Accountant”. If your application meets our needs, we’ll reach out to continue the process.

Position Senior Director, Faculty and Creative Practice
Department: Arts Education
Reports To: Vice President
Status: Exempt / Full-Time
Supervises: Associate Director of Professional Learning and Training and Program Directors

Position Summary:
The New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Arts Education Department is seeking a Senior Director of Faculty and Creative Practice. The position is responsible for the artistic expression across department programs and, through that lens, develop pedagogy, curricula, training and initiatives that align with the department’s vision and guiding principles. The goal is to strengthen the community of artists, teachers, students, families and community members to establish a creative hub that promotes innovation and art making. The position will research the intersection of artistic practice, the classroom, and the community, specifically in jazz, theater, hip hop arts and culture, arts integration, and early childhood for PreK – high school. The Senior Director of Faculty and Creative Practice will possess and cultivate a faculty who develop a deep understanding of community-embedded art initiatives, collaborative cultural approaches, and inclusive arts education practices. In direct support of the Vice President and in collaboration with the other department
Directors and the Faculty Leads, the Senior Director of Faculty and Creative Practice will develop a participatory community for creative artistic and educational practice placing NJPAC and the Arts Education Department at the center of innovation, leadership, and excellence.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Subject to the policies and management directions established by the Vice President for Arts Education, the duties of the Senior Director of Faculty and Creative Practice shall include but are not limited to:

Program Development (40%)
● In collaboration with the Vice President, develop a creative and educational research agenda, including general operating plans and annual goals, objectives, and priorities for faculty leads and the breadth of the department programs.
● Lead the design and development of creative engagement, arts educational, and learning opportunities for programs and training that:
o Align with the Department’s Mission, Strategic Plan, and broader organizational
priorities
o Leverages the assets of the Department
o Create visibility for Arts Education through innovative art-making and educational
approaches
o Incorporate instructional best practices to achieve optimal learning outcomes for
various stakeholders, including children, students, teachers, and community
members.
o Are feasible within organizational constraints and goals
o Reflect and enhance performing arts genres and the diversity and breadth of
contemporary issues
o Educate, inspire, and engage a broad range of students, faculty, and audiences
through a variety of program offerings, formats and platforms
o Drive participation, strengthen faculty and student experience, and deepen
connections to the varied communities of Newark in particular
● Think holistically about department programs and creative initiatives to make
informed choices about program creation and enhancements
● Spearhead creative initiatives to engage diverse communities.
● Establish an arts education faculty community that cultivates creative artistic
practices and/or scholarship that reflect inclusive excellence in the approaches to
creative research and arts education.

Program Management (40%)
● Cultivating a faculty community that sustains high retention and possesses a deep understanding of NJPAC teaching philosophy, excellent teaching practices, creative thinking and artistry, and strong collegiality.
● Responsible for maintaining a full and diverse roster of faculty.
● Work with Human Resources to recruit, hire, and onboard necessary faculty.
● In collaboration with the Senior Manager of Professional Development and Training, design and execute necessary training for the faculty to ensure knowledge of contemporary artistic approaches and sound pedagogical practices, including anti-racist, trauma-informed, and culturally responsive approaches.

● Further develop, build, and manage partnerships with external stakeholders—cultural institutions, educational professionals, community groups & leaders, government agencies

●Monitor and measure the success and impact of programs and faculty teaching and artistic works.
● Develop marketing strategies for programs in collaboration with Marketing and
Communications staff so programs achieve maximum reach and educational impact

●Ensure market material accurately reflects the creative and educational goals of the programs.

Financial Management (20%)
● Create annual program budgets that align with department goals, priorities and strategic plans.
● Responsible for maintaining program expenses, ensuring accuracy and alignment with assigned budgets.
● Approve payroll hours, and track vendor contract invoicing and payments.
● Work with the Development team to apply for funding opportunities from individual, government, foundation, and corporate sources.
● Manage donor visits and provide necessary reports for funders.

Qualifications and Special Requirements:
● A significant artistic record, demonstrated by the creation and production of 15 + original works with youth or original professional works.
● A robust creative research portfolio and a fully developed perspective and practice regarding teaching and creating.
● Possess an active creative practice grounded in innovative performance, deep community engagement or creative placekeeping.
● An exceptional artist-teacher with 10+ year teaching experience and who is able to build upon the department programs and the creative strengths of the faculty.
● Strong understanding of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion implementation including anti-racist practices.
● Demonstrated dedication to the sustainability of art and culture in our society, as well as committed to social justice.
● At least six (6) years experience in a leadership and administrative capacity responsible for producing, presenting, managing staff, and budgeting arts training projects and performing arts events for an arts center or presenting organization.
● A broad and deep understanding of creative and innovative practice in performing arts presentation, production, and/or arts education.
● Demonstrated ability to create educational programs and pedagogy grounded in a creative work and process.
● A background as a teaching artist is preferred, and an interest in and ability to
participate in curriculum development, design, and revision is required.
● A significant interest in transdisciplinary collaboration and knowledge and appreciation of various forms of the performing and experimental arts.
● A track record of performing and/or presenting in conventional and non-traditional forums.

●Extensive experience in supervising staff and faculty including conducting evaluations and annual reviews.
● The capability to attract, mentor, and support exceptional faculty and students is essential.
● Knowledge of the current trends and transformations in the artistic professional landscape and educational industries.
● An openness to sharing with and receiving from, others -ideas, experience and knowledge.
● Superb organizational and communication skills, and detail orientated, and flexible.
● A love of teaching and learning and a strong belief that successful artists must have strong skills in entrepreneurship and management.
● Bi-lingual preferred, Spanish a plus
● Willingness to take on additional responsibilities as requested. Some evening and weekend hours required.
● Demonstrated command of computer skills including Salesforce and databases and specifically Microsoft Suite is required.
● Masters or Master of Fine Arts (MFA) or be able to demonstrate knowledge and expertise in a comparably rigorous, culturally or artistically-specific manner.

Please e-mail résumé/CV, cover letter, artist statement and teaching philosophy to
jobopportunities@njpac.org with the subject line SR. DIR FACULTY,CREATIVE PRACTICE.

NJPAC is an Equal Opportunity Employer

The Role:              Coordinator, Youth &; Emerging Artist Development

Location:              Newark, NJ

Reports To:          Manager, Youth and Emerging Artist Development

The New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) is the premier anchor cultural institution in the state, distinguished not only by the world-class performers presented on its stages but by an extensive arts education program, robust community engagement initiatives that bring the arts into parks, schools, libraries and houses of worship across Greater Newark, a track record of developing new productions that tour the country; and a multifaceted mission that emphasizes the revitalization of its home city, Newark, through the power of the performing arts.

Position Summary:

The Coordinator for Youth &; Emerging Artist Development will provide technical, administrative, and customer service for the Performances area of the Arts Education Department (AED), working across all Arts Education divisions. The position will directly support the Manager, Youth and Emerging Artist Development and work in collaboration with all members of the Arts Ed team to effectively coordinate the needs of the non-union theatrical spaces and studios to efficiently
implement the Arts Education program culminating events.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Subject to the policies and management direction established by the Vice President of Arts Education, the duties of the Coordinator, Youth & Emerging Artist Development shall include:
Production Maintenance
● Support the advancement and execution of smaller Arts Ed recitals, Brick City Bookings community performance program, select virtual events and external Arts Ed events in the community with direction from the Manager, Youth & Emerging Artist Development
● Coordinate production logistics for Arts Education community events, including ensuring delivery and setup of backline equipment, DJ consoles, portable sound systems and other requested equipment for classes, workshops, meet and greets, masterclasses, and smaller recitals
● Creation and generation of letters of agreements for all Performance area events, including Artist Development Program and short term rentals as requested
● Reconciling and submitting weekly payroll for all Performance area events
● Liaise with youth performers and Arts Education alumni and teaching artist faculty to provide logistical support to execute Brick City Bookings events, including confirming reservations, providing support to alumni, event logistics, and contracting support
● Assist in stage management duties for NJPAC/AED events as assigned
● In collaboration with Office & Facility Manager and the Operations and Production departments, coordinate a plan for the maintenance and storage of Arts Ed equipment, including piano tunings, instrument inventory, theater lighting rig, and sound systems
● Perform regular inspection of studio spaces to ensure lighting and AV equipment and other amenities work properly and complete quarterly reports regarding equipment and facility status
● In consultation with the Manager, Youth and Emerging Artist Development and Senior Manager, Performances and Programming, coordinate the production design elements involved in erecting a youth culminating event, including costumes, set, lighting, sound, video and catering needs.
Event Coordination
● Coordinate all needs to successfully execute virtual and in-person meetings, rehearsals and other events, as directed by the Manager, such as Creative Coaching sessions, The Creator’s Room career development series, Technical Theater learning initiatives, and private lesson instruction; needs include back-end maintenance of video conferencing software (Zoom and Google Meet), regular maintenance and inputting of events in calendar management software to maintain accurate Arts Education event calendar
● In coordination with Office & Facility Manager and NJPAC Operations team, process and publish event requests such as room set-ups, catering needs, and audio visual device requirements
● Consistent maintenance of database software, Salesforce, and calendar management software – ArtsVision to ensure project records are maintained and necessary reports are generated, including letters of agreement and event document generation
● Perform general administrative and office duties, including meet/greet deliveries, filing, correspondence, phone and email correspondences, mail retrieval, scheduling meetings, preparing materials for meetings, and ordering supplies
● Participate in departmental activities, staff and team meetings; conferences and conventions as needed
Qualifications and Special Requirements:
● Three (3) years experience in theater or event production for Theater, Dance, Music, and Hip Hop Arts and Culture
● Bachelor’s degree in theater, arts-related field or commensurate experience
● Experience working in large performance venues with union crews and staff
● Understanding of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion implementation including anti-racist practices
● Must be able to effectively communicate the goals and concepts of the NJPAC Arts Education Department to the public
● Detail-oriented, strong collaborator, and ability to work with multiple working styles
● Strong computer skills and strong working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Google Suite software required; experience with Salesforce and ArtVision is a plus
● Strong overall knowledge of technical theater, including lighting, sound, carpentry, stage management, and house management
● Experience working with young people in education settings
● Able to work flexible hours, evenings and weekends as needed
● Must be able to lift fifty (50) pounds and climb ladders
● Having access to a reliable vehicle for travel throughout New Jersey is a plus
● Strong oral and written communication skills
● Familiarity with a CAD program [Auto-CAD, PartyCAD, Vectorworks, etc] or floor plan

● Bi-lingual, a plus

NJPAC is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetics, disability, marital status, age, veteran status, domestic partner status, medical condition or any other characteristic protected by law. We are proud to support the culture of DEIB. We offer a hybrid workplace.

Send resume and cover letter via email to jobopportunities@njpac.org, with a subject line of  “Coordinator, Youth & Emerging Artist Development”. 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.

Performance-based Ushers are needed for NJPAC 2023-2024 Season (weekly hours worked vary between 4 and 24). 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.
 Daytime availability/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

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.

 

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

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 2024 class.

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Procurement Opportunities


At NJPAC, we believe in fostering collaboration and engaging with talented professionals and organizations. We regularly seek out qualified individuals and companies to work with us to serve our patrons, audiences and community, advance our mission and help turn projects from idea to reality. 

Minority/Women-Owned Business Enterprises (M/WBE), Disadvantaged Business Entities (DBE) and specifically Newark-based organizations and individuals are strongly encouraged to respond. 

Please find the current RFPs and procurement opportunities listed below. Follow the instructions for responses contained in each RFP. Reach out to rfp@njpac.org with any questions.