Performance & Media Coordinator

Location
New York
Posted
Sep 24, 2013
Closes
Oct 24, 2013
Contact
Ms. Deborah Cook
Duration
Part Time
Performance & Media Coordinator for Times Square Arts, the public art program of the business improvement district, Times Square Alliance, will coordinate the planning and delivery of the performance and new media projects. The program is comprised of digital new media, performing arts, and visual arts. This role requires an individual who is skilled and interested in working across disciplines, but primarily in understanding performance and interactive installations. Preference is given to those who have worked in festival, arts center or other event environments –both indoor and outdoor. The Performance & Media Coordinator should have production experience (with an interest in curatorial discussion) and as he/she will be working on projects from concept to delivery with artists, cultural partners and the Alliance operations staff. This role reports directly to the Director of Public Art, with additional reporting to VP of Events & Programming, and works most closely with the Public Programs Coordinator and Development Coordinator.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Project Coordination and Management
This role is an excellent opportunity for an individual who holds production experience, curatorial knowledge and the desire to create large-scale projects in both outdoor and indoor public spaces. This role’s responsibilities include project managing the delivery of the Midnight Moment project across the electronic billboards in Times Square. Daily responsibilities will include all project management from proposal to implementation, delivery, post-production and print. It involves working with arts organizations, artists and Alliance events and operations staff to develop and realize performance and media-based projects. Organizational skills should include scheduling, budgeting, logistics, and communications coordination. The individual needs to be agile at professional communications with significant artists and supporters, detail-oriented organization, digital image archiving and basic social media and website population.

Program Coordination
Working with the Director of Public Art and the Public Programs Coordinator this role will assist with the facilitation of selection process, outreaching to arts community for generation of new projects, facilitating site visits and early concept meetings and as well as working with numerous departments across the Alliance to deliver the program. Responsibilities include clear, detailed communication across departments and partners and presentation of projects through printed materials.


QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree.
Arts project management experience (from proposal through to delivery). Special preference given for those with any festival or outdoor experience
Strong preference for experience with photography, video art and/or projection
Strong proficiency across all Microsoft Office programs.
Strong preference for those with any Adobe Creative Suite and Premier experience.
Preference for those with any curatorial or art historical experience or interest.
Ability to interact in an effective, tactful and professional manner with artists, arts leaders, all levels of staff and external suppliers.

Interested candidates should send cover letter, references and resume to: Attn: HR – MAR – Performance & Media Coordinator


To apply for this position, please submit a resume and cover letter with your salary requirements to hr@timessquarenyc.org