Employment Opportunities

Deputy Director of Development

POSITION SUMMARY

The Deputy Director of Development (DDOD) is a knowledgeable, proactive, resourceful, and motivated development generalist and leader. They bring significant experience and skillsets around development operations, institutional giving, individual giving, and events. Importantly, they serve as a thought partner to the Senior Director of Development (SDOD) and offer additional development-related support to the Founder, Artistic Director & CEO (CEO) and Board of Directors.

The DDOD joins Gibney at a unique time, following the organization’s difficult, but successful navigation of the COVID-19 pandemic and the transformative expansion of Gibney Company. The DDOD advances Gibney’s trajectory as part of a coordinated development team working toward its growing contributed income goals of $5M+ within a $9M+ organizational budget.

A key member of Gibney’s Directors Team, the DDOD reports to the SDOD and will function as the SDOD’s “right hand,” actively participating in the strategy and implementation of the annual development plan. As a generalist, the DDOD will provide guidance as well as hands-on participation across all areas of fundraising. The DDOD will further support the SDOD’s creation and launch of new efforts like a formalized major gifts program, elevated Gala, and so forth.

For the first six (6) months, the SDOD and DODD will supervise the development team together, to align plans and priorities and establish a strong team culture. The team will then transition to reporting directly to the DDOD. These direct reports include an Institutional Giving Manager (IGM), Events Manager (EM), and Database Manager (DM). In addition, the DDOD will regularly collaborate with the CEO, Executive & Board Liaison (EBL), members of the Board of Directors, and Gibney stakeholders.

This position requires frequent on-site presence at Gibney Center, including 890 and 280 Broadway, in accordance with Gibney’s Hybrid Work Policy. Please note that all staff must be fully vaccinated and boosted per Gibney’s Employee Vaccination Policy.

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RESPONSIBILITIES

DEVELOPMENT OPERATIONS & LEADERSHIP

  • Actively and collaboratively helps generate $5M+ in contributed income annually
  • Supports the CEO, SDOD, Board, Executive Leadership Team, and Staff in efforts to steward and attain new resources in support of organizational goals
  • Supports the organization’s chief fundraisers and organizational relationship-builders, independently stewarding existing relationships and cultivating new relationships as appropriate and/or assigned
  • Supervises the IGM, EM, and DM (after the first 6 months), creating a motivated and collaborative team culture, while also leveraging the strengths of each team member
  • Oversees, develops, and streamlines sound development operations procedures around: CRM database, prospect research, moves management, gift notification, donor segmentation, timely gift acknowledgement and recognition, and more
  • Monitors and refines development operations procedures over time for increased efficiency, personalization, and sustainability
  • Implements an annual communications plan, in a coordinated effort with the Marketing team, to keep supporters/prospects engaged, informed, and focused
  • Leads the annual tracking, reconciling, and reporting around contributed revenue actuals vs. budgeted goals, further ensuring accurate record-keeping departmentally, with the finance department, and within the CRM database
  • Participates in development team meetings and other development-related meetings, leading meetings as requested

INSTITUTIONAL GIVING

  • Manages individual Leads the growth and management of the institutional giving portfolio, inclusive of foundations, corporations, and government agencies, with a focus on sustainable and multi-year grant opportunities
  • Manages institutions’ moves management to keep the CEO, Board, SDOD, and development team on track with strategic and systemized touchpoints
  • Creates and activates a corporate giving strategy in partnership with the SDOD and CEO
  • Develops funder/prospective funder meeting strategies, ensuring all parties are prepared
  • Acts as the secondary grant writer, delegates and oversees the IGM’s grant writing and proposal preparation, and reviews and approves grants prior to submission, at times in tandem with the SDOD
  • Monitors the grants calendar and ensures the timely delivery of LOIs, applications, proposals, and all regular, interim, and final reports
  • Coordinates and communicates grant requests, materials, and funding decisions with leadership, the finance team, and any involved program teams
  • Manages proposals, management, record-keeping, and reporting around all capital grants
  • Ensures organizational compliance with grant requirements and restrictions

INDIVIDUAL GIVING & MAJOR DONORS

  • Manages segments of the individual giving portfolio, actively building donor relationships
  • Manages individual donors’ moves management to keep the CEO, Board, SDOD, and development team on track with strategic and systemized touchpoints
  • Supports the creation and implementation of a major gift strategy and program
  • Develops digital and direct appeals, as well as ad hoc and personalized solicitations
  • Regularly conducts prospect research

EVENTS

  • Leads the implementation of all fundraising events, including a Gala, and cultivation events
  • Develops backend collateral needed for Gala-related meetings, conversations, and early solicitations as well as marketing messages, night of remarks, and more
  • Manages honorees, co-chairs, committees, and sponsors throughout the event process
  • Develops and implements timely, proactive, and creative event follow-up plans
  • Leverages existing opportunities (e.g., planned rehearsals, residencies, performances, etc.)—as opposed to added, standalone events—for cultivation and stewardship

BOARD RELATIONS

  • Manages individual Participates as a staff leader on the Board’s Strategic Advancement Committee
  • Creates collateral and other materials for Board members’ personalized fundraising efforts
  • Supports Board development and onboarding efforts as needed
  • Prepares financial documents, reports, and other information for the Board as requested

OTHER

Gibney is a growing organization and employees are often called upon to perform other duties that are essential to accomplish organizational goals and meet important deadlines. This kind of work should only be disseminated by the direct supervisor of that staff member and include relocating their original work for that time frame.

NONPROFIT EMPLOYMENT CONSIDERATION

Gibney is a mission-based nonprofit performing arts organization. Working in this sector can be personally rewarding with intrinsic benefits and distinct opportunities for growth. However, the compensation will never match that of the private sector or more highly resourced art forms. Candidates for employment are advised to carefully consider their decision to work in this field before seeking or accepting employment at Gibney.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY STATEMENT

Gibney provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, the status of being transgender, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship or veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

Gibney is strongly committed to providing reasonable accommodations of disabilities during the application and hiring process. If required, please contact Senior Manager of Human Resources, Mario Alberto Flores at mario@gibneydance.org.

IDEAL QUALIFICATIONS

  • 8+ years of nonprofit fundraising experience, preferably in dance or performing arts
  • 3+ years leading, building, and managing teams in a growing nonprofit
  • Master’s degree in a related field and/or related experience is preferred
  • Commitment to inclusion, diversity, equity, and access in the workplace and sector
  • Demonstrated contributed income generation for a $6M+ nonprofit organization
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Considerable experience developing and/or leading development operations processes
  • Considerable experience generating revenue through individual giving and major gifts
  • Considerable grant writing and institutional giving experience
  • Ability to build relationships with stakeholders of all different kinds
  • Persuasive and clear communication skills—both verbally and in writing
  • Ethical work behavior with a high degree of confidentiality and discretion
  • Strong understanding of budget management, preparation, analysis, and reporting
  • Proven planning, strategizing, delegating, facilitating, and implementation skills

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

To be considered, please submit your application to: Jenny Thompson, Managing Director of Strategy, at jenny@gibneydance.org with “Deputy Director of Development” in the subject line.

Your application should include a resume, a substantive cover letter that describes your interest in and qualifications for this position, and the names of at least three professional references who can speak to your leadership and fundraising qualifications. Please submit your application electronically as one PDF document. All applications will be treated as confidential, and references will not be contacted without the candidate’s knowledge and agreement. Incomplete submissions will not be considered nor will submissions that are sent via postal mail, fax, or phone.

Please note that the salary range for this position is $80,000 to $90,000. Exceptionally qualified candidates will be considered at levels commensurate with their qualifications and experience.

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Events Manager

POSITION SUMMARY

The Events Manager (EM) is a proactive, hospitality-oriented, and resourceful project manager dedicated to balancing the logistics of event planning with the nuances of fundraising and relationship-building. The successful candidate brings fundraising events experience, a deep love of dance and the performing arts, and an affinity with Gibney’s mission.

The EM works as an integral member of a coordinated development team consisting of Senior Director of Development (SDOD), a Deputy Director of Development (DDOD), an Institutional Giving Manager (IGM), and a Database Manager (DM). The EM further collaborates with the Founder, Artistic Director & CEO (CEO), Executive & Board Liaison (EBL), members of the Board of Directors, and Gibney stakeholders. The EM’s functional role involves the management and implementation of Gibney’s annual Gala, cultivation events, and various engagement opportunities for prospects and supporters throughout each year.

Reporting to the DDOD, the EM is a full-time, non-exempt position. This position requires frequent on-site presence at Gibney Center, including 890 and 280 Broadway, in accordance with Gibney’s Hybrid Work Policy. Please note that staff must also be fully vaccinated and boosted per Gibney’s Employee Vaccination Policy.

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RESPONSIBILITIES

GENERAL DEVELOPMENT

  • Collaborates with the development team to help raise $5M+ annually
  • Drafts personalized event invitations and follow ups from the CEO, SDOD, and others
  • Upholds accurate event participant and supporter recognition
  • Maintains a high level of organization in development files, archives, and database
  • Interfaces with the DM and finance team to maintain event reporting accuracy
  • Participates as a staff guest on the Board’s Strategic Advancement Committee
  • Participates in weekly development team meetings

GALA & FUNDRAISING EVENTS

  • With the SDOD and DDOD, manages the annual Gala and any other fundraising events, activating planning milestones across the full fiscal year to promote fundraising success
  • Manages all Gala/fundraising event logistics from venue scouting and vendor engagement to run-of-show planning, look book creation, night-of volunteer management, etc.
  • Manages the logistics of all tangential Gala/fundraising event revenue projects such as live or silent auctions, Ad Journals, raffles, calls to action, text-to-give opportunities, etc.
  • Collaborates with the Marketing team to manage a coordinated Gala/fundraising event communications plan across direct mail and digital platforms
  • Tracks all invitations, RSVPs, and pledges, revenue, and expenses
  • Monitors comps to ensure revenue is maximized and comps are seated strategically
  • Supports the implementation of timely event follow-up to steward attendees

CULTIVATION EVENTS & ENGAGEMENTS

  • Manages cultivation events, coordinating all aspects of event planning from the collaborative conception around the hook for each event to invite list segmentation, outreach, and follow-up; host committee and/or host plans; logistics and hospitality; internal event briefs, staffing, and look books; and post-event follow up
  • Coordinates the logistics around bespoke cultivation efforts (e.g., a post-show toast with artists, private open studio visits, etc.) built around existing engagement opportunities such as planned rehearsals, residencies, performances, etc.
  • Manages on-site meetings or site visits with funders, donors, and/or prospects including logistics and onsite hospitality

OTHER

Gibney is a growing organization and employees are often called upon to perform other duties that are essential to accomplish organizational goals and meet important deadlines. This kind of work should only be disseminated by the direct supervisor of that staff member and include relocating their original work for that time frame.

NONPROFIT EMPLOYMENT CONSIDERATION

Gibney is a mission-based nonprofit performing arts organization. Working in this sector can be personally rewarding with intrinsic benefits and distinct opportunities for growth. However, the compensation will never match that of the private sector or more highly resourced art forms. Candidates for employment are advised to carefully consider their decision to work in this field before seeking or accepting employment at Gibney.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY STATEMENT

Gibney provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, the status of being transgender, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship or veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

Gibney is strongly committed to providing reasonable accommodations of disabilities during the application and hiring process. If required, please contact Senior Manager of Human Resources, Mario Alberto Flores at mario@gibneydance.org.

QUALIFICATIONS

The model candidate will possess the following experience and qualifications:

  • An appreciation for Gibney’s mission, the performing arts, and social justice
  • A minimum of 1 year of work experience in nonprofit development, preferably within an arts nonprofit; 2+ years of experience is a plus
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field and/or relevant experience
  • Experience planning and implementing 6-figure+ fundraising events
  • Commitment to inclusion, diversity, equity, and access in the workplace and sector
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Ability to develop and manage budgets and financial reports
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ethical work behavior with ability to maintain confidentiality and a professional demeanor
  • Ability to work independently and within a collaborative team environment
  • Database experience – Salesforce/PatronManager experience highly preferred
  • Availability to work occasional nights and weekends

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

To be considered, please submit your application to: Jenny Thompson, Managing Director of Strategy, at jenny@gibneydance.org with “Events Manager” in the subject line.

Your application should include a resume, a cover letter that describes your interest in and qualifications for this position, and the names of at least two professional references. Please submit your application electronically in one PDF document. All applications will be treated as confidential, and references will not be contacted without the candidate’s knowledge and agreement. Incomplete submissions will not be considered nor will submissions that are sent via postal mail, fax, or phone.

Please note that the salary range for this position is $40,000 to $45,000. Exceptionally qualified candidates will be considered at levels commensurate with their qualifications and experience.

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Database Manager

POSITION SUMMARY

The Database Manager (DM) is a detail-oriented, conscientious, and technology-savvy individual. The successful candidate brings development operations and database experience, a deep love of dance and the performing arts, and an affinity with Gibney’s mission.

The DM works as an integral member of a coordinated development team consisting of Senior Director of Development (SDOD), a Deputy Director of Development (DDOD), an Institutional Giving Manager (IGM), and an Events Manager (EM). The DM further collaborates with the Founder, Artistic Director & CEO (CEO), Executive & Board Liaison (EBL), members of the Board of Directors, and Gibney stakeholders. The DM’s functional role involves the management of Gibney’s CRM database (Salesforce – PatronManager), data tracking and integrity, and general development operations.

Reporting to the DDOD, the DM is a full-time, non-exempt position. This position requires frequent on-site presence at Gibney Center, including 890 and 280 Broadway, in accordance with Gibney’s Hybrid Work Policy. Please note that staff must also be fully vaccinated and boosted per Gibney’s Employee Vaccination Policy.

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RESPONSIBILITIES

DEVELOPMENT OPERATIONS

  • Collaborates with the development team to help raise $5M+ annually
  • Participates in necessary training to earn PatronManager Certified Admin status
  • Processes all incoming contributions and pledges
  • Prepares all gift acknowledgement letters in a timely and personalized manner
  • Notifies the appropriate team members and parties about incoming gifts
  • Works with the development and marketing teams to uphold accurate donor recognition
  • Drafts agendas and materials for weekly development team meetings, further taking meeting notes and distributing action items
  • Manages and maintains a high level of organization in development files and archives
  • Participates as a staff guest on the Board’s Strategic Advancement Committee
  • Assists the development team with various projects and activities as requested

DATABASE DATA

  • Manages Gibney’s database, taking full ownership of data maintenance, adhering to and promoting database protocols to support consistent use across the development team
  • Monitors the tracking of all moves management processes by regularly and proactively updating tasks, information, and research
  • Updates contact information within the database regularly and proactively (e.g., follows up and/or researches alternate contact information when emails bounce or mail is returned)
  • Under the guidance of the SDOD and DDOD, implements new donor segmentation and portfolio systems across the database
  • Monitors and updates various reports and portfolios (e.g., individuals, major donors, Board, Board pipeline, honoree pipeline, top stakeholders, Gibney Company, Gibney Community, Gibney Center, and others) on a regular basis
  • Cleans all data before disseminating it, further making the same edits in the database to ensure continuously improved data integrity
  • Inputs research into the CRM database and conducts research as requested

DATABASE REPORTING

  • Maintains accurate contributed revenue accounting in the database
  • Interfaces with the finance team to maintain reporting and gift accounting accuracy
  • Generates queries, reports, and any other data, ensuring data is accurate and clean
  • Pulls and prepares various cultivation, fundraising, and stewardship lists and tracks communication outreach within the database

OTHER

Gibney is a growing organization and employees are often called upon to perform other duties that are essential to accomplish organizational goals and meet important deadlines. This kind of work should only be disseminated by the direct supervisor of that staff member and include relocating their original work for that time frame.

NONPROFIT EMPLOYMENT CONSIDERATION

Gibney is a mission-based nonprofit performing arts organization. Working in this sector can be personally rewarding with intrinsic benefits and distinct opportunities for growth. However, the compensation will never match that of the private sector or more highly resourced art forms. Candidates for employment are advised to carefully consider their decision to work in this field before seeking or accepting employment at Gibney.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY STATEMENT

Gibney provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, the status of being transgender, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship or veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

Gibney is strongly committed to providing reasonable accommodations of disabilities during the application and hiring process. If required, please contact Senior Manager of Human Resources, Mario Alberto Flores at mario@gibneydance.org.

QUALIFICATIONS

The model candidate will possess the following experience and qualifications:

  • An appreciation for Gibney’s mission, the performing arts, and social justice
  • A minimum of 1 year of work experience in nonprofit development; 2+ years of experience is a plus
  • Existing database experience; Salesforce-PatronManager experience is highly preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field and/or relevant experience
  • Commitment to inclusion, diversity, equity, and access in the workplace and sector
  • Exceptional attention to detail and project management skills
  • Exceptional comfort working in Microsoft Excel
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ethical work behavior with ability to maintain confidentiality and a professional demeanor
  • Ability to work independently and within a collaborative team environment
  • Availability to work occasional nights and weekends

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

To be considered, please submit your application to: Jenny Thompson, Managing Director of Strategy, at jenny@gibneydance.org with “Database Manager” in the subject line.

Your application should include a resume, a cover letter that describes your interest in and qualifications for this position, and the names of at least two professional references. Please submit your application electronically in one PDF document. All applications will be treated as confidential, and references will not be contacted without the candidate’s knowledge and agreement. Incomplete submissions will not be considered nor will submissions that are sent via postal mail, fax, or phone.

Please note that the salary range for this position is $40,000 to $45,000. Exceptionally qualified candidates will be considered at levels commensurate with their qualifications and experience.

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Community Actionist: Hands Are for Holding

APPLY TO BECOME A COMMUNITY ACTIONIST WITH GIBNEY

Gibney seeks 6 Community Actionists (CA) with strong contemporary dance skills, teaching and facilitation experience, and a focus on social action to join the Community Action team for the upcoming school year: September 2022 – June 2023. 

Community Actionists are dance artists that advocate for healthy relationships with young people using choreographed dance performances, dialogue, and interactive activities in schools across New York City in the form of Hands are for Holding® workshops. Learn more about the position below and apply here.

Ideal candidates include dancers with:

  • Strong contemporary dance skills and experience in partnering
  • Background in learning set choreography
  • The ability to adapt and creatively problem solve in non-traditional performance spaces
  • Strong teamwork skills such as open-mindedness, adaptability, responsiveness, and creativity
  • Interest and experience in teaching young people
  • A flexible schedule that allows space for as-needed workshops (the amount of hours worked varies from week to week)
  • Availability for the in-person Audition on either July 25 or 26 and for the CA Intensive Training: September 6-13

Additional preferred qualities include: 

  • Teaching experience within NYC schools
  • Fluency and comfortability in having conversations in a language besides English 
  • Interest in addressing gender-based violence or other social justice issues 
  • An interest and engagement with anti-racist practices   

Mandatory Actionist training on the following days at Gibney 280:

  • Tuesday, 9/6, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday, 9/7, 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
  • Thursday, 9/8, 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
  • Friday, 9/9, 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
  • Monday, 9/12, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Tuesday, 9/13, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Hands are for Holding® workshops typically range from 45-60 minutes long and take place between 9:00 am – 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Gibney coordinates the workshop schedule with each school’s calendar, typically 2-4 weeks in advance. Once the date is confirmed, the Senior Community Action Manager reaches out to the Actionist team. A typical workshop will require 2 Actionists to be present, in addition to the Lead Facilitators. In past years, more workshops have been scheduled during the Spring Semester than the Fall Semester. 

Compensation starts at $20/hour for rehearsals and training. Workshop rates start at $100/per workshop, with room for growth. The amount of hours worked varies from week to week, so payment is dependent on the number of workshops scheduled and the CA’s availability. 

Benefits include: 

  • Exposure to different kinds of organizations such as the New York City Department of Education (DOE), non-profits, social justice agencies, etc. working with young people 
  • Gaining experience in learning more about Gibney’s 4–part model; working collaboratively in sharing teaching practices; offering outlets for creative expression and self care with young people 
  • Organization-wide opportunities for professional development, access to complimentary staff spots in Gibney’s ongoing classes, optional 401k benefits, and more.

We aim to have a team of CAs who reflect the communities we engage in. We encourage dance artists of every race, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, and age to apply. Dancers who are bilingual are highly encouraged to apply. 

COVID Vaccination Verification: 

Gibney requires “up to date COVID-19 vaccination”, as defined by the CDC—including full vaccination and a booster—of all employees. Gibney therefore requires this of all Community Actionist applicants. To be considered, please submit your vaccination verification in the application link. Please note, for the purpose of this application process, you must resubmit your vaccination verification even if you have previously engaged with Gibney as an employee, artist, audience member, or visitor. In addition, the Community Action team has been wearing masks while facilitating workshops within schools as an effort to keep all of the communities we work with safe.

If a reasonable accommodation is needed, please email covidsafety@gibneydance.org by the application deadline for coordination and approval. Please note that while Gibney allows exemptions, it does not make decisions or approve exemptions on behalf of the Department of Education (DOE). Therefore, Gibney cannot guarantee that an approved exemption will be honored by the DOE, as there may be a separate DOE approval process, which may or may not affect employment as a result.

Audition Process:

If you are available for the training dates above and are interested in applying to be part of this unique dance and social justice program, please fill out the application link here. Be prepared to provide the following: 

  • Basic Contact Information
  • Short Form Answers
  • Projected Availability for September 2022 – June 2023
  • Resume that includes your performance and teaching experience
  • Headshot
  • Link to a Short Dance Video (Vimeo or Youtube are preferred):
    • Dance video or reel, no longer than 3 minutes in length
    • Footage can be improvisation, class and/or performance
    • Specify any password or relevant time stamps for your video and indicate who you are in the video if it is unclear. 
  • COVID vaccine verification

The application will be open through Monday, July 11th 11:59 PM ET.

Selected applicants will be asked to attend a mandatory Audition Workshop on July 25 or July 26, between 10:00 am – 2:00 pm at Gibney 280. Applicants will only be required to attend one of the dates.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Senior Community Action Artistic Manager, Devin Bone (she/her) at devin@gibneydance.org.

Production Trainee

POSITION SUMMARY

The Production Trainee works to advance Gibney Dance as part of a coordinated Production team consisting of the Production Manager & Resident Lighting Designer (PM), Associate Production Manager (APM) Production Crew, and Production Trainees. Reporting to the Production Manager, the Production Trainee is an as needed position.

This position requires an on-site presence at Gibney Center, including 890 Broadway and 280 Broadway, in lower Manhattan. Further, all individuals must be fully vaccinated and boosted to enter Gibney Center, as detailed in Gibney Vaccination Policy.

This policy requires that all individuals entering Gibney Center, including employees, must: (1) be fully vaccinated (i.e., two weeks following receiving both doses of a two-dose vaccine or a single dose of a one-dose vaccine) with a COVID-19 vaccine authorized for emergency use by the FDA or WHO, and (2) provide Gibney with such proof of vaccination (acceptable forms of proof are identified in the Key to NYC guidelines) in order for Gibney to execute an employment contract.

Please find Gibney’s Full Reopening Plan, including our Vaccination Policy, on our website.

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RESPONSIBILITIES

OVERVIEW

Production Trainees are required to make a 6-month commitment to the program. Trainees will be required to work two-three full production weeks (20-45 hours per week depending on the needs of the production) each month. Additionally, trainees will need to participate in half of the one-day calls (i.e. load-in’s, load-out’s, showcases, etc.) per month. The technical schedule is dependent on each specific show but a typical schedule is below:

MONDAY 10am-7pm (Load In)
TUESDAY 1pm-10pm (Technical Rehearsal)
WEDNESDAY 4pm-10:00pm (Notes / Dress Rehearsal)
THURSDAY 4pm – 10:00pm (8pm Performance)
FRIDAY 5pm-10:00pm (8pm Performance)
SATURDAY 5pm – 12am (8pm Performance / Load Out)

Please note that load-ins are typically on the first day of the production week and load-outs are after the last show on Saturday. Quite rarely, the load out cannot be finished closing night, in which case we would come in the following day.

Trainees will learn how to:

  • Competently operate audio and lighting consoles
  • Hang, circuit, and focus conventional and LED lights
  • Efficiently and safely move scenery and props
  • Work with various soft goods for flexible use of space
  • Properly install marley dance floor
  • Maintain and care for the theaters and equipment
  • Work backstage during shows as a deck crew member or board operator

A more detailed list of what we expect trainees to know by the end of the 6-month period can be provided upon request.

Professional Advancement Opportunities

Select Trainees may be invited to continue beyond the 6-month commitment to become a member of our Production Crew.

*Trainee period may be shortened if the PM and APM sees that the trainee has gained enough knowledge and experience.

OTHER

Gibney is a growing organization and employees are often called upon to perform other duties that are essential to accomplish organizational goals and meet important deadlines. This kind of work should only be disseminated by the direct supervisor of that staff member and include relocating their original work for that time frame.

NONPROFIT EMPLOYMENT CONSIDERATION

Gibney is a mission-based nonprofit performing arts organization. Working in this sector can be personally rewarding with intrinsic benefits and distinct opportunities for growth. However, the compensation will never match that of the private sector or more highly resourced art forms. Candidates for employment are advised to carefully consider their decision to work in this field before seeking or accepting employment at Gibney.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY STATEMENT

Gibney provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, the status of being transgender, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship or veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

Gibney is strongly committed to providing reasonable accommodations of disabilities during the application and hiring process. If required, please contact Senior Manager of Human Resources, Mario Alberto Flores at mario@gibneydance.org.

QUALIFICATIONS

The model candidate will possess the following experience and qualifications:

  • Maturity and professionalism
  • A willingness to take ownership of responsibilities and projects
  • A strong ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • An ability to juggle multiple tasks with time constraints.
  • A willingness to work long, strenuous hours during production weeks
  • Detail oriented and organized
  • Comfortable working on ladders 6+ feet off the ground
  • Comfortable lifting 50 pound equipment
  • Adhere to core Gibney values, including respect, self-expression, collaboration, equity, access, inclusion, innovation, and entrepreneurship.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

To be considered for the position, please submit your application to:

Justin Hoffman
Production Manager
justin@gibneydance.org

Your application should include resume and cover letter. Please include your first and last name and “Production Trainee” in the subject line of your email. We hope to fill this position as soon as possible and encourage you to submit your application early.

The Production Trainees receive $16/hour as well as a class card for working a full production week.

All expressions of interest and conversations will be held in the strictest confidence; references will not be contacted without the candidate’s permission. Incomplete submissions will not be considered nor will submissions sent via postal mail, fax, or phone.

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Teacher & Accompanist Positions

Gibney is always interested in hearing from dedicated and talented individuals who are interested in joining our faculty.

Volunteer

Usher opportunities for Gibney performances and events are available. Please contact volunteer@gibneydance.org and ask to be included on the Volunteer Mailing List if you would like to hear about upcoming opportunities.