iLAND is seeking an enthusiastic not-for-profit Managing Director interested in contemporary dance and environmental issues. This unique position will involve working with renowned choreographer Jennifer Monson and in coordination with Artspool to support iLAND programming, institutional giving, and day-to-day operations. Artspool is a membership organization that supports iLAND’s payroll, compliance and other administrative tasks involved in the management of not-for-profit organizations.
As iLAND is a small organization, this role is for part-time (on average, 5 hours/week) hourly employment, with sick pay accruing according to New York State Department of Labor standards. While the job requires management of multiple departments week to week, most “departments” of the organization do not require active work every week. Many tasks are supported by Artspool’s workflow.
The work responds to the seasonal needs of grant deadlines and programming and can be flexible to accommodate schedules and needs. This is a particular role that requires someone to be able to project manage multiple projects over a longer period of time while having an attention to detailed administrative tasks.
Oversight of organizational operations, including
- Programming assistance for public workshops and symposium (pandemic pending; as of Spring 2021, hybrid online and in-person)
- Marketing and social media
- Finance (including reimbursements, bills) in coordination with Artspool
- Maintaining office space (4th floor walk-up, East Village)
- Management of institutional funding, including
- Grant writing in collaboration with Jennifer Monson
- Coordination of finance materials with Artspool
- Submitting grant applications
- Passion and curiosity for and/or work experience in the area of environmental activism, research, science or policy
- Minimum 2-3 years training and experience in administration and grant writing in the performing arts and/or environmental science
- Excellent organizational and communication skills
- Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
- Proficiency with a variety of web-based software applications (including Google Drive, Dropbox, and WordPress)
- Communication skills via social media (Mailchimp, Instagram, Facebook)
iLAND is a pioneering organization at the forefront of collaborative art and environmental projects, promoting dialogue between disciplines in creative processes, research and project development. Collaborative projects between dance and environment are uniquely positioned to address the complicated challenges posed by climate change, and the many issues surrounding the use of natural resources in the context of social and economic inequality. iLAND’s programs support the development of sustainable cultural practices, and stimulate creative and experimental interactions with the environment.
Since 2006, the iLAB residency program has created opportunities for movement-based artists, scientists, environmentalists, architects and others to develop creative collaborative processes that engage ecologies in New York City. Other programs include iLAND symposia and convenings that address issues of art and environment in the urban context, as well as the artistic projects of Artistic Director Jennifer Monson.
For additional information on iLAND’s programs, see www.ilandart.org.
iLAND is committed to undoing patterns and assumptions lodged within institutional structures shaped by white supremacy. Our institutional culture is collaborative and based on mutual respect, experimentation, and a commitment to long standing anti-racist strategies. We welcome applicants of all abilities, genders, sexualites, and ethnic and cultural backgrounds.
Schedule and Pay Structure
~5 hours/week at $38.00/hour paid bi-weekly.
Aside from a weekly phone meeting with Jennifer, work is conducted independently with flexible hours. iLAND’s office and computer are available for use if needed.
Weekly hours may vary season to season depending on programming and grant deadlines, etc.
Job Search Timeline
Application deadline: August 6, 2021
Please email a resume, three references, and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org, with “Managing Director 2021” as the subject.
Interviews will take place between Aug 9-11.
An ideal start date for this job is Aug 23 with some flexibility, but no later than early September.