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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

The Role:                    SVP and Chief Administrative Officer (CAO)

Location:                    Newark, NJ

Reports To:                 President and Chief Executive Officer

Supervises:                 VP & Chief Financial Officer; VP & Chief Technology Officer; VP & Chief People Officer; Executive Assistant

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.

In this, its 25th anniversary season, the Arts Center is growing in exciting new directions as it expands its work with the construction of a school for its arts education programs and professional rehearsal studios for the development of new work; new partnerships with community groups; and the redevelopment of its extensive riverfront campus into a live-work-play neighborhood that includes homes, restaurants, shops and arts venues.

Thanks to unique broadcast capabilities, the Arts Center’s theaters are a favored venue for television and film production, with Netflix, HBO, BET, and others filming multiple projects here. In addition, NJPAC was central to the establishment of the Lionsgate Newark TV and film studio, and will be continuously engaged with the studio upon its construction in 2024.

NJPAC has attracted more than 10.5 million visitors since opening its doors in 1997 and has reached almost two million children and families through its education and community programs. The Arts Center also offers multiple public forums for civic discussion (including everything from community conversations about social justice to New Jersey’s gubernatorial debates) and is proud to serve as a leading venue for corporate gatherings, charitable events and graduation ceremonies for many New Jersey universities.

NJPAC prioritizes diversity, equity and inclusion in every aspect of its mission, attracting the most diverse audiences and programming lineups in the country. Performers who have appeared in the acoustically superb, 2,800-seat Prudential Hall, the largest of its theaters, include Joshua Bell, Aretha Franklin, Yo-Yo Ma, George Clinton, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Stephen Colbert and Jerry Seinfeld, among many others.

Position Summary:

The Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) is the senior executive responsible for the Arts Center’s business affairs. The CAO supervises the three C-Suite executives who manage the Arts Center’s finances, technology and human resources. In addition, the CAO has primary accountability for legal affairs, including management of all outside counsel. The CAO provides leadership and governance for enterprise-wide strategic and functional activities, works with department heads across the business, and devises policies to meet organizational goals. The CAO is a member of the executive management team for the organization and has a detailed understanding of the inner workings of the organization and its departments, especially finance.

Key Responsibilities:

Financial:

Provide strategic leadership and general oversight to the financial department with a particular focus on:

– GAAP reporting

– Cash management and liquidity

– Financial forecasting and strategic financial planning

– Grant and financial compliance

– Risk management

  • Partner with CEO and Executive Producer to create new programs, real estate

development, and fundraising strategies

  • Implement strategies and systems to improve financial performance
  • Schedule and manage NJPAC committees:
  • Investment Committee
  • Operations and Finance Committee
  • Audit Committee

Strategy:

  • Translate CEO and Board guidance into a clear strategic roadmap and revisit plans with leadership as needed
  • Orchestrate and define operating model transformations to support the enterprise
  • Foster organization-wide stakeholder engagement and alignment across practices and priorities
  • Socialize strategic objectives to enterprise leadership and support development and validation of individual functions, strategic plans and roadmaps
  • Track high-level progress of strategic initiatives, flag risks to major milestones, escalate as needed
  • Prioritize activities requested by the Executive Committee and materials for leadership

Functional Processes:

  • Full oversight and supervision of NJPAC executives responsible for Finance, HR and IT
  • Member of executive leadership team providing guidance and planning for strategic initiatives, administrative policies and business planning
  • Oversight of budgeting and target-setting in relation to individual functions
  • Provide guidance for escalated operational issues across functions
  • Manage a team of employees, contractors, and strategic partners, including oversight of contractor/partner relationships and Service Level Agreements, staff satisfaction metrics, learning/training opportunities, and retention.

Business processes:

  • Assist in management and planning of Board & Committee materials, primarily working with Senior Director of Strategic Initiatives and Institutional Governance and CEO
  • Provide guidance to CEO on annual compensation, performance, and hiring needs
  • Influence organizational governance, policies, and staff development
  • Contribute to important fundraising strategies and pitches as needed

Legal:

  • Set and enforce policy as to when outside counsel should be consulted, and the choice of firms
  • Review major legal documents to ensure compliance with NJPAC policy and advice from outside counsel
  • Manage contracts and billing with law firms
  • Manage key contract negotiations, including working with outside counsel to develop contracts

Key Decision Rights:

  • Co-own strategy management and planning with CEO
  • Risk management and compliance
  • Set annual strategic dashboard targets, and evaluate results
  • Socialize strategic priorities throughout the enterprise
  • Target setting, forecasting, and reporting
  • Direct oversight of IT, Finance and HR, including ultimate accountability for Finance

Professional Experience:

  • Minimum 10+ years in senior leadership roles
  • Minimum 5+ years as a CFO
  • Minimum 5+ years in the non-profit sector (experience at a performing arts center is a plus, but not a requirement)
  • Experience directly operating or supervising Finance, HR and IT functions in high-performing organizations
  • Strong finance expertise, including an understanding of IRS regulations as they pertain to non-profits, experience working with auditors, understanding of budgeting, projections, board reporting and business planning
  • Strong HR expertise, including experience working in complex organizations with a diverse workforce, understanding of labor laws, and experience in developing HR policies
  • Excellent IT expertise: Knowledge of databases (Salesforce a plus), financial systems, network infrastructure, cybersecurity, and common user applications such as Microsoft and Google. Experience with donor databases (such as Raiser’s Edge) is a plus
  • Basic knowledge of business law, including experience reviewing business contracts from a business-terms perspective and experience managing outside counsel
  • Develop strong relationships with senior management, external partners and stakeholders

Personal Attributes:

  • Unimpeachable integrity and ethical behavior; strong ethical sense to handle confidential and sensitive information in a discreet manner
  • Commitment to the mission and values of NJPAC
  • Functional knowledge: Ability to generate and oversee actionable and impactful strategy that effectively engages the organization to achieve strategic milestones
  • Analytical prowess: Superior analytical skills for developing insights and recommendations from data
  • Industry and business knowledge: Deep knowledge of non-profit business operations; strong business operations, budgeting, and management skills
  • Empathetic listener and communicator: Effective executive communication skills, ability to clearly articulate vision and lead effective teams across the enterprise; capacity to listen without an agenda; bring valuable insights
  • Coaching and development: Outstanding interpersonal abilities; skilled in assessing employees’ strengths and weaknesses, and helping them recognize and fulfil their potential in a gracious manner
  • Leadership capabilities: Excellent organizational and leadership skills, ability to strong function collaboration and lead by example; strong project management and talent management experience
  • A self-starter with a results-oriented and productive workstyle, at ease in a fast-paced, highly visible, entrepreneurial and ever-changing environment

Education:

  • Bachelor degree or above (MBA preferred)
  • Preferred Major: Business Administration or a related major

Send resume and cover letter via email to jobopportunities@njpac.org, with a subject line of “SVP and Chief Administrative Officer (CAO)”. 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

Senior Director of Marketing – Performance and Sales

Department:  Marketing

Reports To:    VP of Performance Marketing

Status:           Exempt-Full Time

The team at NJPAC changes lives every day—through our world-class artistic performances, educational programs and public outreach efforts. Join us and become a part of the exciting cultural renaissance happening right now in Newark, New Jersey.

 

As NJPAC’s Senior Director of Marketing you’ll report to, and work with, the VP of Marketing. You’ll be responsible for the creation, supervision and execution of targeted NJPAC marketing plans in support of all performance sales efforts. This includes efforts for on-site and off-site performances, including a variety of genres (Family, Jazz, Pop, Dance, Rock, Variety, Classical, R&B and Comedy). You’ll manage a team of performance marketers and work closely with the marketing team of 25. Plus working closely with the entire institution including programming, development, arts education and community engagement.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Senior marketing and sales leader in charge of all selling activities with the primary responsibility of meeting or exceeding revenue goals.
  • Responsible for all ticket sales revenues including but not limited to single tickets, groups, marketing promotions and remote box office opportunities.
  • Responsible for developing and implementing budget for performances marketing spending.
  • Coordinates ticket sales efforts with other departments as warranted.
  • You’ll coordinate all marketing buys with media outlets (traditional and non traditional), including digital elements such as social media posts
  • Seeks out and targets new audiences and new selling opportunities.
  • Develop marketing plans with artist and final report for day of show
  • Manage a team of marketers
  • Manage day of show marketing and pr expectations with the team
  • Collaborate with programming, ticketing, loyalty services, development, arts education, community engagement and others
  • You’ll work closely with creative services on all design requests
  • You’ll work with the Public Relations team to get press coverage for on-site and off-site programs and events.
  • You’ll generate a demographic analysis for each performance genre in order to market effectively. This may include preparation of data and geo reports on customer types, income distribution etc.
  • You’ll set benchmarks to analyze and report on sales and engagement with your performance and program areas.
  • You’ll be responsible for the ticket requests, budgeting, reporting and settlements for each performance or event.
  • You’ll research new media outlets, maintain relationships with current media outlets, and work with both to create fun and enticing promotion concepts.

A little bit about you:

  • You have 5-10 years of marketing experience in the arts/concert industry working with diverse audiences as well as demonstrated digital marketing experience (content, email and online marketing resulting in conversions and sales).
  • You’re creative! You can listen carefully and come up with unique marketing ideas.
  • You’re articulate and excited to talk, both on and off the page.
  • You have a demonstrated knowledge of NJ/ NY media outlets and a strong network.
  • You have experience buying and negotiating buys with media outlets.
  • You’re an analytical thinker and understand how to work within a budget.
  • You thrive under pressure, in fast-paced environments, and with competing deadlines.
  • You’re able to work a flexible schedule, including select night and weekend
  • You love pivoting between collaborative and individual work.
  • You’re a self-starter and enjoy managing your own workload, communicating your needs, and transparently communicating.
  • Must be fluent in digital and social media as well as sensitive to developing entertainment trends.
  • Strong motivational, innovative, and interpersonal skills;

A little bit about us:

  • 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.

Please e-mail résumé, cover letter and salary requirements to jobopportunities@njpac.org. (be sure to note “SENIOR DIRECTOR OF MARKETING – PERFORMANCE & SALES” in the subject line of your e-mail).We’re not kidding—we want your salary requirements and won’t consider your application without them. (Sorry!)

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 applicant’s first day of work.

NJPAC is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Department:            Operations/Operations Support and Services

Reports To: Operations Support and Services Senior Supervisor

Status:           Non Exempt –Full Time

Position Summary:

The Operations Support and Services Staff  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 assists 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.
  • Provide hands on setup of office spaces including desk, chairs, cabinets, bookcases, and parititons.
  • Execute maintenance and repairs of inventory, including broken tables, chairs, and other portable furnishings/equipment.
  • Operate hand and power tools, and other mechanical apparatus.
  • Load and unload supplies to assist in the staging of performances and special events, and meetings in FOH spaces.
  • Provide coverage of mailroom operations, including pick-up, sorting and distributing of mail and packages as needed.
  • Ensure effective operation of the mailroom, including equipment maintenance (mail machine, copiers and select printers), completion of tasks and requests and efficient coverage as needed.
  • 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.

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 “Operations Support and Services 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 is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Position: Senior Manager, AED Programming and Performances

Department: Arts Education

Reports To: Sr. Director, AED Performances and Special Event Operations

Status: Full-Time 

Supervises: Coordinator, Performances

 

Position Summary:

The Senior Manager of AED Programming and Performances works across all Arts Education divisions and in partnership with the Production and Programming departments to program and manage Arts Education performances from point of sale to event execution; managing rentals and client needs, programming bookings and special events. The position will directly support the Sr. Director of Arts Education Performances in collaboration with all members of the Arts Education team to effectively manage and efficiently implement the Arts Education program performances and show seasons.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

Subject to the policies and management direction established by the Vice President for Arts Education, the duties of the Senior Manager of AED Programming and Performances shall include:

 

Performance Management (40%)

  • Advance and execute Arts Education SchoolTime  matinee season of 10+ shows representing Theater, Dance, Music (Jazz & Hip Hop) and Theater for Young Audience performances, in conjunction with the Programming Department, including but not limited to special events, in-person and digital performances.
  • Responsible for ensuring the creation and dissemination of Teacher Resource Guides (TRG) podcasts development including, selection of TRG committee,  relationship management of podcast production company, proof-reading copy, faculty workshop development and distribution to schools, in collaboration with the Curriculum team.
  • Manage Arts Education Recitals from advance to execution including curatorial & production aspects for in-person, digital realtime and pre-recorded performance, completing post event reporting and complete event financial reconciliation.
  • Attend institutional Calendar, Events and Programming meetings, as department representative.
  • Assist in Stage Management and Production Management needs with NJPAC/AED events.
  • Responsible for the accuracy of the marketing materials and design of social media campaigns and content for AED SchoolTime and Recital programming. 
  • Liaising and communication with Marketing, Box Office, Front of House and Production departments and day of show duties regarding all arts education performances.

Colton Institute College and Career Programming (40%)

  • Develop, manage and execute Adult Programming season  to cultivate new audience between 18-26 for Masterclasses and workforce development, managing and reporting department financials.
  • In collaboration with faculty leads, oversee artist contracting, rehearsal schedules, ensure client and performance needs are met and secure all necessary licensing and approvals for Colton College and Career Program. Assist with development of new special programs under the Colton Institute College and Career Program including but not limited to, Technical Theater and Private Lesson programs.
  • Collaborate with AED Program Operations team, in identifying potential schools and students for recruitment opportunities and development of student, family and alumni networks.

Administration and Budgeting (20%)

  • Manage financial reporting for SchoolTime Matinee Series and Arts Education Recitals via Salesforce database ensuring reporting is organized and accurate, including generating budgets, event settlements ensuring achievement of fiscal year budget sales goals. 
  • Oversight of Performance division contracting procedures including ensuring accuracy of contracts and financial reporting for all events.
  • Approve payroll and maintain accurate budgeting records for events and faculty payroll approval as needed.
  • Draft and compile program correspondences, presentations, program booklets, project descriptions and project reports for all programs under purview.
  • Supervise workload of Coordinator, Performances to ensure work meets annual deliverables.

Qualifications and Special Requirements:

  • 3-5  years experience in arts education with responsibility for performance and production aspects for Theater for Young Audiences work (TYA), Jazz, Theater, Dance, Hip Hop, Performance Poetry, Film and Musical Theater.
  • Experience working in large performance venues with union crews and staff.
  • Detail oriented, collaborator and project leader with comfort with public speaking/hosting duties as needed.
  • Must be able to effectively communicate the goals and concepts of the NJPAC Arts Education Department to the public.  
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.  
  • Strong computer skills and strong working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Google Docs, and PowerPoint software required, experience with Salesforce, Arts Vision or databases is a plus.
  • Able to work flexible hours, evenings and weekends as needed.
  • Bachelor’s degree in an  arts-related field or commensurate experience. Master’s Degree preferred. 
  • Center principles of equity, inclusion, and belonging in all work; embedding the values in program development, policy application, and department practices and processes.
  • Having access to a reliable vehicle for travel throughout New Jersey is a plus.

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 “SR. MANAGER AED PROGRAMMING AND PERFORMANCES” 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 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 Monday, October 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. 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 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

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

Senior Manager of CRM and Business Operations, Development 

The Senior Manager of CRM and Business Operations, Development is responsible for the management of information and data resources, data policies and procedures, quality management of donor records, and data analytics for the Development Department. The Senior Manager is also responsible for training Development staff in use of Salesforce.

Data Management and Integrity

  • Responsible for regularly auditing the database to ensure data integrity is being maintained. When data integrity is an issue, responsible for identifying the cause and working with staff to cleanse the data and place processes in place to resolve the issue in the future.
  • Oversees and provides regular support of data entry and maintenance, such as bulk data creation and manipulation, deduplication and cleansing, and individual record creation.
  • Helps manage existing standard and custom objects, fields, formulas, and page layouts.

Oversees the maintenance and export of all physical and electronic mailing lists, conducting regular audits of the results to ensure that lists are formatted properly and that data is accurate.

Reporting and Analytics

  • Develops and maintains complex reports to track Development efforts and assists in the analysis and interpretation of the results.
  • Builds and maintains Salesforce dashboards to support Development department efforts.
  • Supports the development and maintenance of Tableau dashboards and regularly audits Tableau results to ensure that information is accurate to source data.
  • Builds and maintains standard reports for Development staff to use and customize. Ensures that staff understand the purpose of standard reports and use them appropriately.
  • Compiles, analyzes, and translates data for use in C suite presentations and grant reporting.

Systems and Compliance

  • Participates as a member of the NJPAC CRM team, housed in the IT department.
  • Responsible for tracking and reporting upon Salesforce user-issues and new feature requests for the Development department and works with the CRM team to identify and implement solutions.
  • Identifies areas for improving productivity in Salesforce and brings potential solutions to the CRM team for discussion and approval.
  • Supports the efforts of the entire CRM team, participating in the development, testing, and rollout of new features, fields, formulas, etc.
  • Assists in the development of organization-wide standard policies for the database and translates these policies to the Development department.
  • Develops and maintains standard operating procedures for the Development department as they relate to Salesforce, ensuring that these procedures are followed and that they comply with organization-wide standards.
  • Coordinates with the IT team on developing and maintaining PCI and PII compliant data standards and practices.

Qualifications and Special Requirements:

  • 3-5 years experience working in CRM databases, with at least 2 years experience working in Salesforce
  • Experience in basic backend Salesforce administration – developing fields, page layouts, formulas, etc. – preferred
  • Experience with email marketing integration (Pardot) and/or data visualization and reporting software (Tableau) a plus
  • Strong Excel skills and familiarity with analyzing and reporting data
  • Bachelor’s degree, plus minimum of 2 years experience in a nonprofit environment required, with experience in fundraising preferred
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Self-starter, motivated to improve operations and organizational efficiency
  • Superior training skills
  • Ability to analyze complex problems and develop appropriate solutions
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to convey technical concepts to non-technical audiences
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Excellent planning, analytical, and implementation skills
  • Supervisory and project management skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to prioritize

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 “SENIOR MANAGER, CRM & BUSINESS OPERATIONS,  DEVELOPMENT” 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 is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Director, Philanthropic Development Operations

The Director, Philanthropic Development Operations is a key member of NJPAC’s Development leadership team, responsible for scaling development operations and systems to set NJPAC up for success and growth, ensuring our systems meet the needs of our complex and evolving fundraising programs. The ideal candidate for this position is a strategic thinker with deep knowledge of nonprofit fundraising and a strong understanding of end-user business needs.

Specific tasks will include:

  • Annual Fundraising & Stewardship
    • Work with IT and Senior Director, CRM to maintain annual giving and fundraising dashboards, including annual projections, YOY giving and other analytical reports
    • Work with prospect managers to ensure that all commitments are properly documented in paper and digital files
    • Serve as point person for tracking and issuing quarterly pledge reminders and work with prospect managers to ensure accuracy
    • Serve as point person for issuing bi-weekly acknowledgement letters
    • Conduct regular gift reconciliation with data entry team to ensure accuracy in reporting
    • Liaise directly with CRM team to ensure functionality of projections and ask structures; propose and oversee improvements to process
    • Serve as project manager for annual endowment mailing
    • Serve as project manager for annual mailing of Report to the Community
  • Capital Campaign
    • Working with Database ops team, oversee campaign financial tracking, payment notices, and acknowledgements.
    • Create moves management tracking system for existing and campaign prospects
    • Support VP with production of Campaign solicitation meetings and logistics
    • Project manage Campaign events with Events team
  • Board Giving and Stewardship
    • Support VP, Development with annual board solicitations and tracking
    • Develop Board engagement dashboard including demographic profile, annual giving, Committee and event participation
    • At VP’s direction, prepare materials for VP participation at Nom and Gov committee, Exec Committee and BOD meetings
    • Schedule annual Nominating and Governance Committee meetings, prepare and send meeting materials to Committee and prepare meeting minutes
  • Development events
    • Supervise Manager, Development Events and help to manage development event calendar and deployment of resources for individual and institutional events
  • CRM & Gifts processing
    • Oversee 2-person Gifts processing team, ensuring accurate gift entry, management and reporting
    • Oversee Senior Manager, CRM & Development Operations, charged with the development and implementation of new processes and customization to Development app in Salesforce
  • Department Budgeting
    • Support VP with creation of Development Department budget each fiscal year and serve as lead in tracking of expenses and requirements associated with revenue allocation and budgeting.
  • Management & Supervision (total of 4 FTEs)
    • Oversee CRM Business Operations team including staff of 3 direct reports: Senior Manager, CRM Development Ops; Senior Manager, Dev Operations (gifts processing) and Gift Entry associate
    • Supervise Manager, Development Events
  • Perform other position-related duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • 7-10 years of progressively responsible fundraising or project management experience in a non-profit organization, performing arts or higher educational institution
  • Proven ability to identify and implement solutions for organizational pain points
  • Experience with use of Salesforce CRM preferred
  • Ability to work independently; move projects from conceptual stages to launch; and handle multiple and often competing deadlines
  • Strategic fundraising mindset and a service-oriented approach
  • Strong critical thinker with inclination to improve and evolve processes for maximum efficiency and growth
  • Ability to take initiative and manage multiple projects at one time
  • Demonstrated ability to manage up and sideways
  • Strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills and comfort working in a high-energy, fast-paced and collaborative environment
  • Commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent preferred.

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 “DIRECTOR, PHILANTHROPIC DEVELOPMENT OPERATIONS” 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 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.
HIP HOP: Emcee’ing, Beatboxing, DJ’ing, Music Production, Graffiti, Dance, Podcasting Professional Development Facilitators: Theater, Music, Jazz, Hip Hop, Arts Integration and Early Childhood

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

DANCE: Creative Movement through Storytelling, Hip Hop Dance
MUSIC: 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 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 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. Auditions and interviews are slated to happen in September. 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.

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

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

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. 

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

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

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.

To inquire: click here for more information