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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 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 full-time Director of Arts Education Business Operations, you’ll play a vital role in our arts education department—reaching 100,000+ students and families every year, and transforming lives through the power of the arts.

  • You’ll be our financial leader, overseeing general ledger, accounts receivable, accounts payable, monthly projections, program budgets and more.
  • You’ll put your staff management experience to good use by overseeing one direct report and working as part of our 11-person operations team.
  • You’ll drive the improvement of systems and processes, including workflow, staff training and anything that can help our team be even more effective.
  • You’ll make sure our teaching artists are paid on time and our students get the financial aid they need.
  • You’ll work with our Development department to manage grant money received and grant reporting.
  • You’ll manage our online class registration platform, maintaining enrollment data and compiling statistics and reports.

A little bit about you

  • You’re amazing at managing teams and collaborating flexibly with all kinds of people, with proven staff management experience.
  • You’re fearless with technology—willing to investigate, learn and evaluate new platforms… and then, teach others.
  • You’re a pro when it comes to nonprofit budgets and database management.
  • There’s no one better than you when it comes to being organized and communicating clearly.
  • You know Excel. You know Salesforce. Maybe you even have a certification in Salesforce administration. (That would be great.)
  • Ideally you have a BA in a business or arts field, but we’re open to folks with different educational and employment trajectories. We’d prefer that you have at least five years of successful experience in a business, administrative or financial role.
  • You have an interest in or experience in working with marginalized or underserved communities.
  • You share our passion for the arts and understand how arts education can change a kid’s life forever.

Please e-mail résumé, cover letter to jobopportunities@njpac.org with the subject line DIRECTOR OF ARTS EDUCATION BUSINESS OPERATIONS.

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

NJPAC is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Position Summary:

NJPAC Teaching Artists for School Programs are professional artists and educators who teach across the state of New Jersey under the auspices of NJPAC’s Arts Education Department. NJPAC School Programs enable New Jersey students in Pre-K through 12th grades the opportunity to experience the performing arts through close interaction with professional teaching artists twice per week for 7-10 week residencies. These programs are offered to schools, community centers and childcare centers throughout New Jersey.

NJPAC Teaching Artists for School Programs are on-call employees. Work fluctuates based on season and TA availability.

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

DANCE: Creative Movement, Tap Dance, Ballroom Dance

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

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

THEATER: Creative Drama, Devised Theater, Musical Theater, Poetry

ACCOMPANISTS: Piano, Percussion

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include:

  • Conduct performing arts lessons (typically one hour in length) that are developmentally appropriate and educationally inclusive
  • Create a residency outline and lesson plans (15 to 20, depending on length of residency) that embody the goals of NJPAC’s program(s) and meet the needs of the school
  • Share lessons with NJPAC staff, classroom teachers, and school administration
  • Prepare and conduct a culminating presentation at the school which includes the students as content creators as well as performers
  • Communicate with NJPAC and school staff regarding all aspects of the residency
  • Participate in meetings and trainings at NJPAC
  • Present a professional demeanor that appropriately represents NJPAC
  • Travel to and work in all types of schools across New Jersey

Qualifications and Special Requirements: 

  • Bachelor’s degree or professional equivalent
  • Professional experience in a performing art form and working as a teaching artist or educator
  • Experience working in various school environments with diverse populations and ages (i.e. early childhood, participants with disabilities, multilingual learners, etc.)
  • Strong classroom management skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills in order to interact with students, classroom teachers, school administrators, and NJPAC staff
  • On-going commitment to expanding teaching skills, attending professional development opportunities, and participating in self- and peer-evaluation
  • Willingness to travel to and teach in various school settings in New Jersey
  • Willingness to attend meetings and complete paperwork in addition to teaching classes
  • Willingness to undergo a background check & receive fingerprinting clearance

No phone calls please. Candidates selected for audition and interview will receive a verbal or written response. For this position, please email letter of interest and resumé to jobopportunities@njpac.org. Be sure to note the job title in the subject line of your e-mail.

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.

NJPAC is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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 full-time Producer, Special Projects, you’ll play a vital role in growing NJPAC’s profile by developing new works, producing major events and overseeing our touring productions. This is an incredible opportunity for an experienced producer to put their creative stamp on multiple high-profile special projects.

  • You’ll develop new works (including commissions) to be debuted at NJPAC, executing all pre-production planning, budgeting, scheduling, hiring and casting.
  • You’ll find ways for our new works to grow in resonance or revenue, which could include sending them on tour, broadcasting, etc.
  • You’ll book and produce certain major events at NJPAC in partnership with our Programming department and/or Arts Education department.
  • You’ll coordinate line producer activities for assigned shows, including hospitality, house seats, comps, meet & greets, rehearsal schedules, transportation, artist management, logistics, etc.
  • You’ll oversee NJPAC touring productions (those currently on the road and those in development), including long-term planning, bookings, creative team meetings, production meetings, rehearsal, logistics and communication.

A little bit about you

  • You’re a producer! You have 5+ years’ supervisory experience in commercial or non-profit theater, touring shows and/or event management.
  • You’re comfortable overseeing the entire production process of a professional performing arts event, from the first budget meeting to the final bow.
  • You have positive relationships in the New York and national theater community, and can comfortably cultivate partnerships with other producers, venues and artists.
  • You’re a creative thinker. You’re a strong communicator. You’re an inspiring leader. You’re an experienced collaborator. You have incredible organizational, budgeting and administrative skills to boot.
  • You share our passion for the arts and want to make your mark by bringing new projects to life.

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 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 and cover letter to jobopportunities@njpac.org with the subject line PRODUCER, SPECIAL PROJECTS.

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

NJPAC is an Equal Opportunity Employer

The 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 full-time Gift Processing and Database Associate, you’ll play a vital role in tracking the donations that keep our nonprofit organization funded.

  • You’ll process daily financial gifts however they may come to us—via online donations, ticket buyer upsells, checks, credit cards or pledges
  • You’ll be a communications hub, keeping the development and finance staff up to date on the latest donations, event registrations, donor memberships and more
  • You’ll maintain impeccable records, including Archtics and Salesforce databases
  • You’ll generate thank-you letters, invoices, reconciliation reports, mailing lists and donor recognition lists as needed

A little bit about you

  • You’re a database pro! You eat, sleep and breathe data. You’ve been working with relational databases or donation processing for 3+ years.
  • You’re committed to financial accuracy. A store once charged you two cents more than they should have and you’re still thinking about it to this day.
  • You’re a follower-upper. If someone said they would send a matching gift and they didn’t, you’re all over it.
  • You’re not only a double checker, you’re a triple checker. You pride yourself on maintaining a high level of quality control. You spot errors before anyone else.
  • You’re great with Word, Excel, Salesforce—and you’re always learning more.
  • If you’re passionate about the arts and want to be part of an incredible nonprofit…hey, we should talk.

Please e-mail résumé, cover letter and salary requirements to jobopportunities@njpac.org with the subject line GIFT PROCESSING AND DATABASE ASSOCIATE. 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 is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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.

In the full-time Project Director role, you’ll help launch a brand-new educational initiative that celebrates jazz and poetry in the city of Newark. City Verses: Elevating Voices Through Jazz and Poetry is a three-year, multi-faceted collaboration between NJPAC and Rutgers-Newark that will include in-school and community residencies led by teaching artists, touring assemblies, community poetry workshops and public events.

This is a once-in-a-lifetime career opportunity for someone who’s passionate about the arts and looking to make a mark on our city.

  • You’ll manage the planning process, launch and execution of City Verses, serving as liaison between Rutgers-Newark, NJPAC, local school districts, Newark Public Libraries, community members and other partners
  • You’ll provide strategic oversight of calendar and administrative efforts—coordinating meetings, developing program structure and managing deployment timeline
  • You’ll facilitate and attend planning meetings, site visits and performances
  • You’ll oversee all advance work for on and off site programming, including reserving spaces, coordinating with partners, organizing catering, etc.
  • You’ll delegate appropriate administrative duties including scheduling, calendar, logistics, payroll, contracts, agreements and schedules
  • You’ll maintain program budgets and expenditures

A little bit about you

  • You’re a problem solver, a creative thinker, and a natural leader, comfortable “steering the ship” on a brand-new arts program
  • You’re adept with juggling stakeholders, strategy and logistics to achieve desired outcomes—understanding the big picture while keeping an eye on every detail
  • You’re a superstar communicator who can rally support and understanding of the project to the public
  • You have strong knowledge of and personal passion for the arts, including poetry and/or jazz
  • You have a BA or MA in an arts-related field and/or 3+ years as an arts leader, ideally with some experience in schools, summer camps or other arts education settings
  • You have reliable transportation for site visits, and can work flexible hours including weekdays, weekends and evenings
  • You want to make a difference through the arts!

Please e-mail résumé, cover letter and salary requirements to jobopportunities@njpac.org with the subject line PROJECT DIRECTOR.

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

NJPAC is an Equal Opportunity Employer

The 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.

In the part-time Project Coordinator role, you’ll assist with the launch a brand-new educational initiative that celebrates jazz and poetry in the city of Newark. City Verses: Elevating Voices Through Jazz and Poetry is a three-year, multi-faceted collaboration between NJPAC and Rutgers-Newark that will include in-school and community residencies led by teaching artists, touring assemblies, community poetry workshops and public events.

If you’re passionate about the arts, have a strong administrative background, and are looking for an opportunity to make a mark on our city—this is the role for you.

  • You’ll be our go-to person for all administrative and organizational aspects of City Verses, including event logistics, program calendars, meeting coordination, school database, file management, faculty roster, ticket requests, expense reports, invoicing and general office assistance
  • You’ll act as our communications hub, collecting and distributing information to our project team, partners, faculty and stakeholders
  • You’ll facilitate and attend planning meetings, site visits and performances
  • You’ll coordinate video and photo distribution and archiving for all final performances and special events
  • You’ll assist the Project Director in maintaining and cultivating relationships with schools, teaching artists and community members
  • You’ll be our payroll wizard, tracking faculty hours and expense sheets to make sure our teaching artists are paid correctly and on time

Qualifications and Special Requirements:

  • You’re personally passionate about the arts, which may include poetry and/or jazz
  • You love logistics—nothing makes you happier than a clean spreadsheet or a perfectly organized calendar
  • You’re flexible and can adjust to frequently shifting priorities
  • Your attention to detail is out of this world—you’d never send an email with a typo or distribute a document with outdated information
  • You’re comfortable communicating with folks from a wide range of organizations in a wide range of roles, from artists to CEOs
  • Your computer skills are strong! You can juggle Word, Excel, Google Docs and PowerPoint without batting an eye. (And if you have experience with ArtsVision, we can’t wait to meet you…)
  • You have a BA in a business or arts related field, or equivalent experience
  • You have reliable transportation for site visits, and can work flexible hours including weekdays, weekends and evenings
  • You want to make a difference through the arts!

Please e-mail résumé, cover letter and salary requirements to jobopportunities@njpac.org with the subject line PROJECT COORDINATOR.

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:            Marketing
Reports To:               Director of Marketing and VP of Marketing
Status:                       Exempt-Full Time

As NJPAC’s Manager of Event/Concert Marketing you’ll manage our marketing and public relations efforts for on-site and off-site performances, lead the marketing for family time programs, arts education programs, and community engagement programs. You’ll report to the Director and Vice President of Marketing while supporting digital operations with content marketing initiatives.

  • You’ll develop and implement marketing campaigns and optimize strategy for select NJPAC performances and select off-site programs and events in Asbury Park while working closely with The Programming Team.
  • You’ll interface with content providers and programming team on performance deliverables to ensure quality marketing content.
  • You’ll work with the Public Relations team to get press coverage for on-site and off-site programs and events.
  • You’ll provide strategic input on community engagement marketing materials and outreach plans, integrating both free and paid events.
  • You’ll route design requests to our creative team, ensure request clarity and manage progress and delivery for marketing distribution.
  • 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 coordinate all marketing buys, including digital elements such as social media posts
  • You’ll be responsible for the ticket requests, invoices, 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 3-5 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, enjoy managing your own workload, and communicating your needs.

Please e-mail résumé, cover letter and salary requirements to jobopportunities@njpac.org. 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 is an Equal Opportunity Employer

DEPARTMENT:  Ticket Services

REPORTS TO:   Associate Director, Box Office

STATUS:            Non Exempt- Part Time (approx. 25 hrs/wk Mon, Tues & select performances)

POSITION SUMMARY:

The New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) Ticket Services department is responsible for all subscription and single ticket, parking, and gift certificate sales for the majority of performances presented annually at NJPAC.  This includes providing sales and customer service internally through box office, fax, mail and priority customer phone number and externally through a supplier based call center, web site and ticket fulfillment center.  Ticket Services is also responsible for supporting NJPAC Membership development programs including member enrollment and inquiry resolution.

The Part-Time Box Office Manager oversee all required Box Office daytime and performance activities that are inclusive of the Ticket Services organization.  This team functions under the direction of the NJPAC Finance Department.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manage the day-to-day activities of the box office part-time representatives and curtain time casual employees.
  • Assist with and manage (in the Associate Director’s  absence)  box office events evenings and weekends as needed, including but not limited to customer service, sales, will call preparation, will call disbursement, queue line management, event reports, satellite box offices and box office internal staff.
  • Reconciles and balance representatives’ drawer reports, cash advances and parking stickers and pass at end of day shifts, prepares daily closeout and resets cash advances.
  • Work with Associate Director (Box Office) and House Management to ensure that events run smoothly.
  • Performs end of day sales reports and submits for distribution and review.
  • Asssists Associate Director with preparation of deposits for armored car service and daily settlement reports to finance.
  • Fulfills ticket order requests from internal NJPAC departments.
  • Manages consignments for NJPAC/NJSO co-shares and prepares and distributes  customer lists to NJSO for NJSO performances sold by NJPAC.
  • Loads new performances into Fan Users.
  • Responds to active calls and voice mails on customer service line with the goal of returning all calls within 24 hours.
  • Reponds daily to customer service emails sent to ticketservices@njpac.org
  • Resolve customer service issues escalated by box office staff.
  • Uploads ADA, Curbside parking and Seat book reports to Documents section of ArtsVision.
  • Updates CIC information for the week.
  • Ensure the timely completion of all box office activities such as order processing, customer call backs, and charge back reconciliation.
  • Assist in the development and training of representatives
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Night and weekend work required.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Associates Degree in Business Administration, Communications or Management;  a 4 year college degree is preferred
  • Two to three years’ experience in Box Office Operations in a Performing Arts Center or live events environment, required
  • Experience in use of Ticketmaster and Archtics, or ticketing systems such as Paciolan or Tessitura preferred
  • Demonstrated proficiency in use of Excel and Word
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills, as well as strong organization and customer relationship skills needed
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and changing situations on deadlines
  • Demonstrated ability to work on projects individually, as well as within a team
  • Prior experience with CRM and/or scheduling software a plus
  • Bi-lingual (English and Spanish) a plus

No phone calls please.  Please e-mail résumé, cover letter, and salary requirements to jobopportunities@njpac.org (be sure to note the job title in the subject line of your e-mail). Resumes without salary requirements will not be considered.

We thank you for your interest in working for NJPAC. Once submitted, your résumé will be reviewed, and if your background fits our needs, someone from our office will contact you for an interview.

NJPAC is an Equal Opportunity Employer