Manager of Partnerships and New Business
About En Garde Arts
En Garde Arts is a New York City-based, Obie and Drama Desk award-winning theatre company. Founded by Artistic Director Anne Hamburger in 1985, the company has a long history of creating site-specific work with social impact at its core. We create, produce and present bold theatre experiences that reach across artistic, physical and social boundaries. We aim to increase empathy and open-mindedness by illuminating nuanced perspectives and unspoken truths behind the salient issues of our time. We are committed to lifting up under-represented voices and bringing them visibility and critical attention.
With the advent of the pandemic, En Garde has pivoted back to our site-specific roots and we’re envisioning Covid-responsible projects that can take place in 2021 even before theater venues can reopen. We are launching two site-specific outdoor festivals with business improvement districts in New York that we feel can be a model for how we may work with cities, governmental agencies and BIDs across the country to develop a new source of earned income that will help us maintain financial stability in these uncertain times. In addition to these festivals, En Garde Arts will continue to commission, develop and produce original work. In 2021, we are producing A Dozen Dreams, a theatre-meets-art-installation, presented by Arts Brookfield premiering in May, in which we have asked a dozen playwrights “what are you dreaming about right now?” and these dreams will be brought to life through sets, lights, video and sound.
En Garde Arts is a small organization that always tackles highly ambitious projects. We are highly collaborative risk takers with a national reputation for artistic excellence.
About the Position
En Garde Arts invites applications for a new position, most likely titled Manager of Partnerships and New Business, to join a small but mighty staff of 3.5, becoming a key member of the team. As not-for-profit structures and funding models will undoubtedly be changing over the next several years, this position will be critical in helping design, implement and organize new projects and partnerships that will lead to non-traditional sources of income. The Manager of Partnerships and New Business will work closely with founding Artistic Director Anne Hamburger, Executive Director Heather Cohn and the Committee of the Board focused on new partnerships, led by former Senior Placemaker for the Project for Public Spaces.
You will be responsible for the project management and execution of new projects stemming from the new partnerships. These may be new placemaking projects, implementing site-specific festivals locally and nationally, as well as yet-to-be discovered partnerships with business improvement districts, presenters, corporate philanthropists and more. Additionally, you will support individual giving efforts, including fundraising campaigns, cultivation and prospect research.
As a member of a small team, you will also be expected to help with general producorial needs. You will be an important presence at En Garde Arts events, supporting cultivation efforts.
● You have at least five years of related administrative/project management experience or a relevant graduate degree and at least 2 years of experience
● You are a self-starter, proactive and have the ability to balance multiple projects at once
● You are outgoing and connect with all kinds of people
● You have strong networking and community organizing skills & experience
● You have a marketing/sales sensibility and can identify what makes a project appealing to different types of individuals and organizations
● You have the ability to to build trusting relationships and balance the needs of multiple constituents
● You are detail-oriented, and have strong project management skills
● You are a strong writer, with the ability to be persuasive
● You possess self and situational awareness and the ability to listen
● You have a passion for the arts
● You have a commitment to equity, diversity, inclusiveness, and belonging
● You have a strong knowledge of Microsoft Office programs, Google Suite
● Graphic design, Photoshop, and/or video editing experience a plus
Equal Opportunity and Commitment to Diversity
En Garde Arts is committed to creating and sustaining an inclusive and equitable environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are dedicated to increasing diversity in our staff as it enriches our work, our art and our community. We encourage candidates who identify as people of color, TGNC, LGBTQ+ and Disabled to apply. We are interested in candidates who are not historically represented in our field, and encourage applications from under-represented groups as well as individuals who have experience with diverse populations and community organizing. All applications will be kept confidential.
Salary & Benefits
Salary Range: $48,000 – $53,000, commensurate with experience, plus paid holidays, vacation & sick days. Position will begin fully remote and as 2021 unfolds, there may be more “in office” time required. Some travel to events required. No health coverage provided, but opportunities for internet and phone reimbursement.
To apply, please send a cover letter and resume, to email@example.com. Please include the title of this position and your full name in the subject line of the email.
Submissions being accepted through March 15th.
Position start date: on or around April 5, 2021
Please be advised that due to the high volume of applicants, we are only able to contact those candidates whose skills and background best fit the needs of the position.