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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 

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 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

IT Support Analyst


Department:      Information Technology
Reports To:        Manager, IT Support
Supervises:         N/A
Status:                 Exempt – Full Time

SALARY RANGE: $55,000 – $65,000

This role is responsible for ensuring that all technology clients are provided efficient and timely support.
Reporting to the Manager, IT Support, you will collaborate with staff to continuously improve technology
adoption by providing training, documentation, and support.

·         Provides IT and desktop support services to internal staff, vendors, and event staff
·         Configures and deploys IT equipment
·         Systems administration of Google Workplace and M365
·         Supports employee onboarding and offboarding
·         Supports the implementation of new technology products and services
·         Provides event related technology support and assistance
·         Provides support for meetings and meeting spaces that are in person, hybrid, and virtual

·         0-2 years of IT experience
·         Working knowledge of diagnosing and resolving technical hardware and software issues, Internet
connectivity, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office, M365, Google Workspace
·         Experience with IT ticketing software (ITSM) preferred
·         Requires being on call and the ability to respond to emergency issues during off hours

For this position, please apply HERE.

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.


Department: Arts & Well-Being

Salary Range: $46,000 – 50,000

Reports to: Senior Director, Arts & Well-Being

Status: Non Exempt – Full Time

Supervises: N/A

The New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) is looking for a Coordinator to support Arts & Well-Being programming in community and healthcare settings. Arts & Well-Being at NJPAC is committed to investing in the lives of all people through diverse, accessible and inclusive initiatives that enhance health and well-being.  The Arts & Well-Being Coordinator will produce arts programs and events in hospitals and community settings and assist in administration for the department across three pillars: Arts in Healthcare, Health Promotion, and ArtsRx. Programs include Music in the Lobby, which programs musicians in hospital public spaces, Culture Connects, which curates artists for staff cultural events, and the Wellness Fair, which brings over 40 health and wellness vendors to NJPAC to serve the Newark community.

Candidates must be able to work in-person in Newark, NJ. Occasional availability in the evenings and weekends is required



  • Work with healthcare and community partner sites to plan, prepare, and successfully execute Arts & Well-Being programming (i.e. Music in the Lobby Series, Culture Connects, Lullaby Project, Wellness Fair, etc.)
  • Schedule and maintain a roster of artists, staff, and volunteers for programming and events
  • Initiate volunteer requests and manage in-house assignments for Arts and Well-Being 
  • Coordinate across other NJPAC department team including, marketing and communications, operations, house management, programming, ticket services, and security to execute programs and events
  • Serve as Arts & Well-Being representative during tabling and recruitment opportunities


  • Schedule all Arts & Well-Being and engaged partner’s meetings and prepare follow-up communications, thank you notes, memos, links, and collateral sharing
  • Document, summarize, and send meeting notes and action steps to relevant internal NJPAC staff members and external community partners
  • Maintain the Arts & Well-Being program calendar
  • Schedule meetings for Arts & Well-Being team as needed
  • Assist in creating and maintaining Arts & Well-Being filing systems
  • Support marketing and design requests for community collateral pieces (collateral, flyers, e-blasts, social posts, photo/video requests, PowerPoint slideshows, etc.).
  • Support with Arts & Well-Being department orders and expense reconciliation as needed
  • Support Arts & Well-Being team with documentation of and organization of program data
  • Use project management software to track and document project progress, including Asana, Salesforce, and Google Drive 
  • Other duties as required


  • Experience in event planning and/or management
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills
  • Team-oriented; good listening skills
  • Exceptional attention to detail, note-taking, and analysis and summary skills
  • Able to support multiple long- and short-term projects simultaneously, meeting all related deadlines with the ability to plan, prioritize, coordinate, follow up and manage own work
  • Comfortable maintaining flexibility within a new and evolving department
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.), Adobe Acrobat, DocuSign
  • Proficiency in task management software including Asana


  • Familiarity with Newark through working or living in the city
  • 1 – 2 years of relevant event production experience
  • Proficiency in Salesforce program and client management
  • Familiarity with or interest in the field of arts in health 
  • Pursing or completion of training/ degree in arts in health, healthcare, or public health (e.g. Masters, Graduate Certificate or Undergraduate Certificate in Arts in Medicine or Arts in Public Health; Masters in Public Health; Bachelors in Community Health or Public Administration)
  • Knowledge and/or training in culturally relevant and trauma-informed arts and health practices
  • Experience in program evaluation
  • Fluent or conversational Spanish 

For this position, please apply HERE.

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.

Director, Events

Department: Women@NJPAC

Salary Range: tbd

Reports to: Managing Director , Women@NJPAC 

Status: Exempt – Full Time

Supervises: N/A


NJPAC is seeking a dynamic and experienced Director of Events to join our team. The Director of Events will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of event planning, management, and execution, ensuring the seamless delivery of world-class experiences for our patrons and clients.  The Director of Events will produce NJPAC’s signature fundraising events, including the Spotlight Gala and the Spring Luncheon & Auction, which raise over $2.5 million annually, as well as other development events, including pre-concert stewardship events, cultivation events in private homes,  3-4 Business Partner Roundtable breakfasts a year, the annual TD Jazz Dinner  and other development programs, events and receptions.  In addition, the Director of Events will produce key Women@NJPAC programs including the Leading Ladies Panel/Annual Meeting, Gathering of Givers, Board meetings and annual Founders Luncheon. 

The Director of Events must be able to use and entrepreneurial and results-oriented approach to lead and drive the creating, production and execution of mission-driven events.  They must be able to integrate fundraising goals and strategies into event planning, manage logistics and details with ease, and bring exceptional interpersonal skills to work with an influential and diverse audience.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Leadership 
    • Coordinate with Managing Director, Women@NJPAC and lead events team comprised of 1 FT Manager of Events and part time employees and volunteers
  2. Event Management and Production:
    • Develop and implement comprehensive event plans in alignment with NJPAC’s mission, goals, and objectives.
    • Collaborate with internal stakeholders, including programming, marketing, operations, house management and development teams, to ensure events meet organizational priorities and objectives.
    • Serve as the primary point of contact for external vendors and consultants to ensure timely completion of deliverables.
    • Oversee all logistical aspects of events, including venue selection, scheduling, vendor management, budgeting, and contract negotiation.
    • Conduct research and stay abreast of industry trends to continuously improve event offerings and experiences.
    • Ensure events are executed according to established timelines, budgets, and high-quality standards.


  1. Collaboration with Women@NJPAC Board of Trustees:
    • Collaborate on the development and implementation of all events, programs, and stewardship receptions, including Gathering of Givers, Leading Ladies Panel/Annual Meeting and pre and post receptions.
    • Provide guidance and support to the Women@NJPAC Board in leveraging their networks and resources to enhance the visibility and impact of NJPAC’s events and initiatives.
    • Work closely with Women@NJPAC Event Co-Chairs and Committees, attending meetings and following up with board members as needed
    • Serve as a liaison between the Women@NJPAC Board and other internal departments to ensure alignment and coordination of efforts towards shared goals and objectives.
  2. Marketing and Communications:
    • Work with the marketing team to develop and implement comprehensive marketing strategies for events, leveraging various channels including digital, social media, print, and traditional media.
    • Oversee the creation of all event marketing materials including branded event concepts, save the dates, invitations, eblasts, journals and all event collateral
    • Develop strategies for marketing events and programs
    • Ensure brand consistency and adherence to NJPAC’s brand guidelines in all marketing and social media communications.


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in event planning and management, preferably in a non-profit organization, performing arts center, entertainment venue, or similar setting.
  • Proven track record of successfully planning and executing a variety of events, ranging from intimate gatherings to large-scale productions.
  • Strong leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively collaborate with diverse stakeholders and build consensus.
  • Excellent organizational and project management abilities, with keen attention to detail and the ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously.
  • Proficiency in event management software, Microsoft Office Suite, and other relevant technology platforms, e.g. Salesforce
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to articulate and merchandise the case for support at the core of fundraising events 
  • Knowledge of industry best practices, trends, and emerging technologies in event planning and management.
  • Ability and expectation to work evenings, weekends, and holidays as required by event schedules.

For this position, please apply HERE.

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.

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
o Leverages the assets of the Department
o Create visibility for Arts Education through innovative art-making and educational
o Incorporate instructional best practices to achieve optimal learning outcomes for
various stakeholders, including children, students, teachers, and community
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 with the subject line SR. DIR FACULTY,CREATIVE PRACTICE.

NJPAC is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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.

 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 (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 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, consider applying next spring to the NJPAC Fellowship program in 2025.


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 with any questions.