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Vice President, Curation and Production
Vice President, Operations and Facilities (Full Time)
Accountant (Full Time)

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VICE PRESIDENT, CURATION AND PRODUCTION – Full Time

THE POSITION
Snug Harbor provides programming in the Performing and Visual Arts, serving as educator, incubator, and arts presenter. Reporting directly to the CEO, the VP of Curation and Production (VP) is a senior level position responsible for fulfilling Snug Harbor’s cultural mission through the hands-on curation, production management and execution of programming primarily in visual and performing arts. The VP will be working collaboratively with other senior staff members including the Director of Development, Chief Financial Officer and the VP of Operations.

Working closely with Snug Harbor’s Curator-at-Large, the VP will oversee the day-to-day production and management of all artistic programming at Snug Harbor and curate its unique spaces. The VP will manage and be supported by a newly formed Programming Department consisting of an existing team of highly dedicated arts production personnel, both full and part-time, that are passionate about the arts and Snug Harbor.

We are seeking an experienced producer/curator, who is a creative problem solver, has excellent communication skills, thrives in a team atmosphere, is articulate and decisive, and can manage a realistic budget. This position requires impeccable organizational, written and oral communication skills. The successful candidate will have demonstrated success in implementing a compelling vision by managing multi-disciplinary teams and resources.

Snug Harbor’s campus houses a variety of unique programming spaces, both indoor and outdoor. Some of these spaces include a 686 seat historic theater, an outdoor stage, multiple galleries, dance studios and more. The VP will oversee the curation, programming, and management of these spaces where Snug Harbor presents and/or produces programming as described below. Some of the established programs that the VP will oversee will include:

  • Youth Matters, a high-quality, professional arts programming for middle and high school students featuring established performing artists that connect their performances to curriculum
  • PASS – On the last Saturday of the month, Performing Arts Salon Saturdays presents performances of works-in-progress including a post-performance Q&A facilitated by an expert from the Staten Island arts community
  • SHARP – Snug Harbor’s Artist in Residency program offers emerging artists a supportive environment to explore their creative development for two months while living, working and then exhibiting in our galleries
  • Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art – The VP will be responsible for the curation of the galleries and/or coordinating with guest curators
  • The Dance Center – Containing 3 expansive, state of the art dance studios, the VP will be overseeing the day-to-day management of the studios for use for classes, rehearsals, residencies, and other related programming

This position has the capacity to expand into a larger curator role with an emphasis on developing the artistic vision and direction for the organization, including but not limited to: planning, artist/content selection, continued oversight of presenting and/or producing programming, audience development, and post-activity evaluation.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Plan and manage all aspects of programming in relation to production, execution, deadlines, budget, and logistics
  • Oversee and manage a team of qualified and passionate full and part time staff in addition to curators, art handlers, gallery staff, vendors, interns and volunteers
  • Supervise programming staff in relation to critical path and deadlines for event production
  • Develop ways to enhance efficiency and productivity of departmental operations
  • Work in tandem with Director of Development in identifying potential funders, soliciting new funding opportunities, and managing donor relations

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Excellent organizational and project management skills with exceptional attention to detail
  • Demonstrated capacity to take initiative, build consensus, manage teams and work effectively
  • Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills, with an ability to work collaboratively within and outside the organization
  • Demonstrated experience as a curator and/or producer and a deep understanding of the NYC cultural landscape
  • Enthusiastic management style with proven ability to lead staff
  • Proven fundraising ability and success at securing financial support for programming either through working with development personnel or on one’s own
  • Must have a BA in a relevant field and a minimum of 5 years of combined work experience in a senior or leadership position, preferably in the arts and/or nonprofit organizations
  • Must have strong knowledge of Microsoft Office suite, especially Outlook, Word and Excel

QUALIFICATIONS:

The qualified candidate for this position will bring a mix of energy, adaptability, judgment, communication and critical thinking skills and “roll up the sleeves attitude” towards their work.   Ability to work flexible hours in order to oversee programming including some weekends and evenings as needed.

SALARY:

Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter with salary history and resume to jobs@snug-harbor.org with the subject line “[Your Name] – VP, Curation and Production.”

We are an equal opportunity workplace and welcome cultural diversity in our workforce.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


VICE PRESIDENT, OPERATIONS AND FACILITIES – Full Time

THE POSITION
SHCC seeks an experienced facilities professional to provide management and strategic direction for the maintenance, repair and daily operation of the campus’ buildings, grounds, and infrastructure. This is a senior level position which interacts extensively with other managers and reports directly to the CEO and works closely with the CFO. The measure of success for the professional serving in this position whether the campus’ physical assets are maintained a first class operating condition.   The VP will be responsible for staff supervision, contract management and budgeting. This position requires demonstrated problem solving ability, technical knowledge and experience managing building systems, excellent project management and superior communication skills.

RESPONSIBILITIES: 

Planning and Organizing

  • Plan, prioritize and review the work of staff and contractors responsible for mechanical and electrical equipment, lighting, plumbing, masonry, underground utilities, grounds and building cleaning, motor pool and equipment
  • Establish schedules and methods for providing facility maintenance services; identify and allocate resources with guidance of CFO
  • Develop goals, objectives and standard operating procedures for the maintenance of the site’s infrastructure and building systems; make recommendations for improvements and monitor work activities to ensure compliance with industry standards
  • Forecast facilities management work load and implement ongoing preventative maintenance program
  • Establish and comply with annual budget for facilities, maintenance, grounds keeping, farm, and security departments; prepare cost estimates and analysis; submit justifications for equipment purchases and labor costs; monitor expenditures for all projects
  • Assist in the preparation of various contracts, help prepare bid packages and requests for proposals (RFPs) to procure equipment, supplies and services;
  • Participate in third party capital project planning and implementation

Implementation

  • Oversee and coordinate the operation, maintenance and inspection of all campus and facility infrastructure including, but not limited to, lighting, electrical, life safety, plumbing, mechanical, steam, storm and sanitary drainage, emergency power, and fountains systems
  • Monitor contractors to ensure that services and repairs performed meet SHCC standards and contract requirements
  • Coordinate with SHCC’s Business Department to inspect tenant spaces
  • Supervise the process of winterizing the campus areas and spring start-up activities; oversee snow removal and emergency weather closures and communication
  • Operate Building Management Systems; oversee status and monitoring of fire systems; obtain training for Fire Guard and electric safety
  • Triage emergency situations relating to Park operations and communicate appropriate and accurate information to SHCC’s Rangers and Senior Staff
  • Keep complete records related to compliance with local, state, and federal regulations in fire safety, electric safety, elevator safety, cooling tower safety, and appropriate maintenance of building and site systems.

 

Staff Management

  • Participate in the recruitment and hiring of qualified candidates
  • Responsible for staff management, staff development and training; undertake periodic performance reviews; interact with unionized staff in accordance with collective bargaining agreement
  • Establish schedules and approve timesheets for maintenance staff, security/rangers and housekeepers

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent certificate(s) in Facilities Management, MEP, HVAC, Engineering, fire safety or related fields
  • Eight years of progressively responsible positions in facilities maintenance
  • Ability to read construction drawings, plans and specifications
  • Extensive knowledge of building systems – mechanical, electrical, plumbing, HVAC and control systems
  • Working proficiency of Microsoft Office Suite including Outlook, Word and Excel
  • Experience in managing staff with diverse skills. Strong management and coordination skills especially in these areas
    • Ability to develop, mentor and drive staff to achieve at the highest levels
    • Ability to gain cooperation and influence colleagues across the organization
    • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing
    • Ability to work under pressure and balance field and office duties
  • Experience in parks and public space operations and maintenance preferred
  • Applicable OSHA Certification preferred

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Valid Driver’s License required

SALARY:

Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter with salary history and resume to jobs@snug-harbor.org with the subject line “[Your Name] – VP – Operations and Facilities.”

We are an equal opportunity workplace and welcome cultural diversity in our workforce.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


 

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