Employment Opportunities

Digital Media Associate

POSITION SUMMARY

The Digital Media Associate (DMA) works to advance Gibney as part of a coordinated Digital Media Team. The DMA is a full-time, 30 hour per week role reporting to the Senior Director of Digital Media and collaborating closely with the Marketing Department and other Gibney teams as needed.

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 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

GENERAL

  • Attends staff, team, and relevant programming meetings and participates in organization-wide trainings, gatherings, and events as necessary.
  • Initiates workflows and complete tasks with guidance and support from the Senior Manager of Digital Media.
  • Films and provides technical support for a variety of Gibney and client programs and projects, including livestreaming.
  • Assists with documenting Gibney’s performance seasons and other events.
  • Develops creative content for Gibney’s marketing, fundraising, and other initiatives in collaboration with program teams and the Senior Manager of Digital Media.
  • Consults with constituents to offer guidance, in-studio technical assistance, and advisory assistance with software, equipment, and creative design as needed.
  • Assists in training staff in proper usage of equipment and DMI policies and procedures.
  • Assists the Senior Manager of Digital Media with Client Services and project management.

DIGITAL MEDIA WORKROOM AND PROGRAMS

  • Trains constituents and renters in proper usages of technical equipment.
  • Supports the implementation and management of Digital Media and other Gibney programs including educational workshops and intensives.
  • Manages Digital Media curated workshops by ensuring that teachers have the necessary equipment and software and assisting with setup and breakdown.
  • Assists with introductory Tech Tuesday workshops alongside the Senior Manager of Digital Media.

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:

  • At least 2 years relevant experience.
  • Demonstrated, in-depth understanding of Camera Operation and Video Editing (Adobe Creative Suite).
  • Experience with online event platforms (Zoom Webinars or other live streaming platforms.
  • Strong commitment to and understanding of the mission and values of Gibney.
  • Understanding of and experience in the New York City performing arts community.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to build collaborative, cross-departmental systems.
  • Ability to work independently within a team environment.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

To be considered for the position, please send a resume, cover letter, and an optional video reel or work sample to:

Shantel Prado
Senior Manager of Digital Media
shantel@gibneydance.org

Please include your first and last name and “Digital Media Associate” in the subject line of your email. We hope to fill this position in early or mid October and encourage you to submit your application early.

No phone calls, please.

The general salary range for this 30-hour per week position is $39,000; however, exceptionally qualified candidates will be considered at levels commensurate with their experience.

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 USPS or fax.

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Operations Associate

POSITION SUMMARY

Gibney strives to be the premier creative hub for the dance community. The Operations Associates (OA’s) ensure the impeccable management and operation of
Gibney Center.

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 to enter Gibney Center, as detailed in Gibney’s 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.

The health and safety of our current and future employees is of the utmost importance.
Strict Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) requirements will be adhered to by Gibney and is expected of all OAs. Furthermore, Gibney has taken many preventive and cautionary measures against COVID-19 including job modifications that limit exposure and facilitate social distancing. This includes, but is not limited to, mandatory mask wearing; operating schedule changes; engineered modifications to workspaces and studios; developing contactless transactions; virtual communication; limiting the on-site presence of staff; and more. Please find Gibney’s Full Reopening Plan, including our Vaccination Policy, on our website.

Reporting to the Operations Manager, the OA position is a part-time, non-exempt position, with a minimum 12-month commitment.

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GENERAL ADMINISTRATION

  • Manages the Welcome desk at Gibney Centers; serves as primary point of contact; answers inquiries and directs constituents to their destination
  • Takes attendance for each class
  • Possesses familiarity with the Center spaces, room setups, and policies; knows location and rental price of all studios, furniture inventory, office supplies, studio rules
  • Uses the HVAC system to adjust and maintain specific temperatures in each studio
  • Uses the OneDrive Running Log to communicate pertinent information to the next shifts (issues that cannot be resolved in one shift or one day); communicates/escalates urgent issues to the Director of Facilities

CUSTOMER SERVICE

  • Greets guests at the Centers and addresses inquiries in a warm and helpful manner
  • Provides excellent customer service through a proactive and problem-solving approach
  • Accommodates the creative needs of clients, renters, and others in the space
  • Answers phone calls to both Centers, addresses inquiries, and communicates messages

FACILITIES MANAGEMENT

  • Opens the Gibney Centers and prepares each space for use
  • Creates the daily studio and office schedules
  • Closes the Centers at the end of the day, including a walk-through of the spaces to prep for next day; studio setup; printing and posting daily studio schedules; and locking up studios
  • Assists in maintaining the daily operations of Gibney, including assisting with basic maintenance of the space; maintaining inventory and cleanliness of community areas; reporting any maintenance or repair issues to the on-site Center Facilities Manager
  • Enforces policies and practices to ensure the highest level of safety, cleanliness, and operations of the Center
  • Enforces all COVID-19 safety rules and guidelines, per the Gibney Reopening Plan and in accordance with Center for Disease Control and World Health Organization recommendations

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:

  • 1 year of related customer service experience
  • Knowledge of and strong interest in Gibney’s mission
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong focus and attention to detail
  • Proven organizational and multitasking skills
  • Ability to work independently within a team environment
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft office; familiarity with Salesforce and/or Mindbody a plus

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

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

Mario Flores, Senior Manager of HR
mario@gibneydance.org

Your application should include a resume and cover letter. The general hourly rate for this position is $16/hr.

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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Operations Manager

POSITION SUMMARY 

The Operations Manager (OM) works to advance Gibney as part of a coordinated Facilities  Team to maintain and ensure the smooth operation and safety of both Gibney spaces (280 &  890 Broadway). The OM oversees preventative cleaning and maintenance and coordinates  repairs for plumbing, HVAC, electrical, carpentry, and other mechanical systems as needed.  Serving as an office manager, the CFM orders supplies, coordinates events, manages  inventory, and serves as the main contact for all rentals.  

The OM assists in ensuring Gibney buildings are up to code and compliant with all Federal,  State, and Local laws and ordinances. The OM is familiar with the Center for Disease Control  and World Health Organization’s guidelines, regulations, and updates for COVID-19, and leads  health and safety initiatives for the safe reopening of Gibney spaces. 

OPERATIONS MANAGER POSITION DESCRIPTION  

Reporting to the Director of Operations, the Operations Manager is a full-time, non-exempt  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 to enter Gibney  Center, as detailed in Gibney Vaccination Policy. 

This position requires availability for a permanent evening and weekend schedule. 

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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RESPONSIBLITIES

FACILITIES MANAGEMENT

  • Oversees the daily maintenance of the facilities; creates and implements systems,  guidelines, and protocols for the safe and effective use of Gibney centers; ensures the  building is kept clean, safe, and properly functioning  
  • Inspects facilities regularly to determine problems and coordinates repairs for plumbing,  HVAC, electrical, carpentry, and mechanical systems  
  • Helps lead health and safety planning for all on-site staff and vendors, including COVID-19  regulations  
  • Maintains inventory and equipment condition; oversees supply orders  • Develops preventative maintenance schedules; oversees routine maintenance, cleaning,  and repairs as needed  
  • Maintains an active presence in the space; performs small maintenance tasks as needed  • Supervises the cleaning service, Gibney Welcome Desk staff, contractors, and  representatives from other agencies when on site  
  • Serves as a point of contact, including on-call contact, for building management and all  building related requests (building overtime, maintenance issues, trash removal, etc.) 
  • Assists with building system compliance for Federal, State, and Local codes and  ordinances  
  • Advances projects that ensure compliance and enhance Gibney’s ADA accessibility  

SPECIAL RENTAL & PROGRAMS LOGISTICAL COORDINATION

  • Serves as an ambassador and liaison for the planning and execution of events  • Establishes and maintains strong relationships with clients, renters, and vendors  • Greets guests at the Centers and provides orientations and tours  
  • Communicates and enforces studio rules and rentals policies  
  • Accommodates the creative needs of clients while protecting the space  

FINANCIAL ADMINISTRATION & REPORTING

  • Helps the Director of Facilities manage the Facilities budget; monitors expenses  • Identifies opportunities for cost savings by reviewing purchases and seeking new sources  • Enforces protocol for class cash outs  
  • Reviews vendor invoices for accuracy and follows up with any identified issues; processes  facilities-related invoices and bills  

GENERAL ADMINISTRATION  

  • Performs basic maintenance of all technology, internet/phone, and office equipment  (printer and postage machine troubleshooting and ordering of supplies, etc.)  • Manages computer inventory, including regular updates of software and troubleshooting  user problems  
  • Serves as network administrator in conjunction with IT consultants; troubleshoots IT issues  • Researches eco-friendly materials to lessen Gibney’s carbon footprint  • Corresponds and coordinates with clientele for studio setups, lockouts, and other requests  • Builds a warm and supportive culture for staff and artists in the spaces  • Enforces all policies and procedures equitably  
  • Assists the Director of Facilities with training and managing the Welcome Desk staff  

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. 

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 OM candidate will possess the following experience and qualifications:  

  • 3+ years of related experience, preferably within non-profit organizations  Familiarity with facility management or building operations  
  • Technical knowledge of building systems, contractual maintenance, construction, and  related services desirable  
  • Knowledge of Federal, State, and Local laws, ordinances, and codes relating to operation  and safety of facilities desirable  
  • Knowledge of and strong interest in arts administration and Gibney’s mission  Excellent verbal and written communication skills  
  • Strong focus and attention to detail  
  • Proven organizational and multitasking skills  
  • Ability to work independently within a team environment  
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and professional demeanor  
  • Proficiency in Microsoft office; familiarity with Salesforce and Mindbody a plus 

Strict Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) requirements will be adhered to by the company  and is expected of all staff members who work on-site. 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS 

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

position@gibneydance.org
Subject Line: Operations Manager 

Your application should include a cover letter, resume, and three professional  references. The general salary range for this position is $40-$50,000; however, exceptionally  qualified candidates will be considered at levels commensurate with their experience. 

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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Managing Director

POSITION SUMMARY

Reporting to the Founder, Artistic Director & CEO (CEO), the Managing Director (MD) will implement the infrastructure and systems needed to support strategic objectives. The MD will be responsible for the oversight of all administrative, facilities, and human capital systems including technology, human resources, communications, and physical infrastructure. As a member of the Executive Leadership Team (ELT), the MD will be involved in a broad range of strategic planning and internal initiatives.

The MD will directly supervise a team consisting of the Director of Operations, Deputy Director of Human Resources, and 14 full and part-time operations staff.  The MD will work side by side with the Senior Director of Advancement who is responsible for Development, Earned Revenue, and Marketing. Working alongside a Financial Consultant and Arts FMS, an outsourced financial management team, the MD will oversee over $5M in operations, facilities, and personnel budgets.

The MD will be an experienced and resourceful nonprofit professional who can manage multiple teams, foster an inclusive and dynamic staff environment, and balance strategic thinking with a focus on the operation and culture of a rapidly growing nonprofit. A key leader in the next phase of Gibney’s growth, the MD is a full-time, exempt position reporting directly to the CEO.

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OPERATIONS & ADMINISTRATION

  • In partnership with the CEO and senior leadership, sets direction, vision, and strategy for Gibney’s operational management on an annual and long-term basis
  • Serves as a partner to the CEO on the organization’s administrative and operational processes, with a goal of continuously developing and improving systems
  • Ensures a commitment to service excellence and equity at all touchpoints of Gibney’s operations
  • Drives cross-functional activity; streamlines and coordinates interdependent activities among Gibney’s departments and programs
  • Oversees the operation of both facilities (280 & 890 Broadway) including planning, construction management, safety and emergency preparedness, IT, energy management, space inventory management, preventive and routine maintenance, repair, custodial services, grounds services in compliance with New York State and DOB code requirements, and building code and law compliance such as ADA compliance
  • Oversees and manages Gibney’s $2.5M annual space budget; works closely with the finance team on every aspect of financial management of the Centers
  • Ensures the safeguarding of assets by establishing appropriate legal and regulatory documentation, internal controls, and procedures
  • In partnership with the CEO and Board, leads risk assessment and mitigation procedures
  • Oversees organizational insurance policies and claims, including liability insurance, workers’ compensation, and unemployment
  • Evaluates and improves Gibney’s information technology infrastructure, implementing new technologies to support key capabilities as required for future growth, and to support and drive key human resource initiatives

ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE

  • Oversees and manages Gibney’s $2.5M annual personnel budget; works closely with the finance team on every aspect of financial management related to Gibney staff
  • Instills a human development and learning culture within Gibney; upgrade human resources functions including training, development, compensation and benefits, employee relations, performance evaluation and recruiting
  • Oversees recruitment of staff, including marketing, operations, and management of this process
  • Supports Gibney’s commitment to racial justice and equity and ongoing work towards becoming a more diverse, inclusive, accessible, and anti-racist organization

BOARD, SENIOR LEADERSHIP, & INTERDEPARTMENTAL COLLABORATION

  • Serves as a liaison with the Board of Directors and as a non-voting member of the Board’s Finance, Audit, and Governance Committees and their respective sub-committees
  • Engages in ongoing collaboration with the CEO on organizational priorities, revenue strategy, and vision, ensuring their communication, delegation, and implementation
  • Partners with the Finance team to communicate efficient and effective financial tracking and reporting processes across departments to ensure smooth organizational operation
  • As a key member of the ELT regularly communicates with colleagues to foster administrative agency and accountability around operational priorities and practices
  • Builds cross-departmental relationships, mechanisms, and processes to facilitate effective communication, collaboration, information sharing, transparency, and culture among staff

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.

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 Jenny Thompson at jenny@gibneydance.org.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 10+ years of nonprofit management, operations, and human resources experience, preferably in dance/performing arts
  • 5+ years leading, building, managing and collaborating with teams in a growing nonprofit
  • B.A. or advanced degree in a related field is preferred; Bachelor’s Degree in a related field in addition to relevant experience will also be considered
  • Thorough understanding of general management, systems, and HR; broad experience with the full range of business functions and systems, including strategic development and planning, budgeting, business analysis, information systems, human resources, and marketing
  • Outstanding leadership and strategic planning skills, including the ability to lead change with an inclusive style
  • Ability to effectively build organization and staff capacity, developing a top-notch workforce and the processes that ensure the organization runs smoothly
  • Commitment to anti-racism in the nonprofit sector, particularly at staff and Board levels
  • Demonstrated commitment to innovation and growth
  • Comfort in a complex nonprofit environment
  • Ability to maintain high attention to detail and a high degree of personal initiative
  • Professional and ethical work behavior with a high degree of confidentiality and discretion
  • Ability to plan and direct the work of multidisciplinary professional and administrative staff
  • Demonstrated ability to set and achieve ambitious goals and objectives
  • Creativity, flexibility, and a resourceful approach to problem solving
  • Exceptional, persuasive, and clear communication skills—both verbally and in writing

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

To be considered, please email the items below as one PDF with Managing Director in the subject line to:

Managing Director Search Team
MDSearch@gibneydance.org

Please include a substantive cover letter highlighting your interest in the position and the organization, evidence of the required experience (as outlined in the job description under “Qualifications”), and salary requirements. The general salary range for this position is $110k-$125k; however, exceptionally qualified candidates will be considered at levels commensurate with their experience. In addition, please include a résumé and contact information for three professional references who can speak to the full range of your work as a leader and executive.

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.

Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to review Gibney’s website (www.gibneydance.org) before submitting materials for consideration. Gibney will not consider submissions from applicants that do not have the required experience. Gibney will not consider submissions through employment agencies or online services.

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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

There are no upcoming volunteer or performance ushering opportunities available. Please contact volunteer@gibneydance.org and ask to be included on the Volunteer Mailing List if you would like to hear about future opportunities.