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Associate Executive Director - Art House Productions

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COMPANY: Art House Productions
DATE POSTED: 3/14/2023
WEB SITE: click here
PHONE #: 7327788428
ADDRESS: 345 Marin Boulevard
Jersey City, NJ

Listing Information:

Art House Productions is a performing and visual arts center established in 2001 and located in Jersey City, NJ. Art House is a home for adventurous artists, audiences, and ideas. We engage, inspire, entertain and challenge audiences with ambitious performing and visual arts programs; we provide arts education programs that promote life-long learning to a diverse community, and we celebrate the essential power of the arts to illuminate our common humanity.

Art House Productions seeks an Associate Executive Director (AED) to become part of the leadership team. The AED will manage operations for the organization and produce all major Art House programs alongside the gallery director, associate producer, and executive artistic director. The Associate Executive Director will help guide multi-year artistic, administrative and financial planning for the organization. The AED will support the annual activity of Art House’s artistic, cultural, and community commitments as the organization opens its new 99-seat black box theater, visual arts gallery, and office space at 345 Marin Boulevard in downtown Jersey City in the Spring of 2023. The position reports to the Executive Artistic Director.
● The Associate Executive Director is a full-time position
● The position is in-person with some opportunity to WFH one or two days a week depending on production/exhibition/performance needs
● The applicant must be based within commuting distance of Jersey City. Drivers license and access to a car is a plus
● The salary range is $60,000 - $65,000
● 2 weeks paid vacation and flexible PTO
● The organization is closed from Dec 24 - Jan 2 each year
● 401K with employer match benefits
● $500 annual budget for professional development
● Health benefits as of Spring/Summer 2023
● Oversee and Implement contracts, permits, licenses, ADA compliance, and other operational policies/activities
● Attend board & executive committee meetings
● Support and advise in the season planning process
● Will supervise technical manager, associate producer, and other staff in collaboration with Executive Artistic Director.
● Manage communication with artists, internal departments, and other stakeholders to support calendaring and budgeting
● Produce and evaluate programs including the Art House Theater, JC Fridays, the Jersey City Comedy Festival, the INKubator New Play Program, the Art House Gallery, and education programs and other new programs at the new space.

● Collaborate with the Executive Director and Board of Trustees to research prospective funders, write grant proposals, craft fundraising appeals, and manage the donor database.
● Assists in organizing and promoting annual campaigns and fundraising events such as Hudson Gives, Snow Ball, and Le Diner en Blanc - Jersey City.
● Develop and maintain development/fundraising calendar and plans for the Executive Artistic Director, Board of Trustees, and Development Consultants to cultivate donor relationships.

● Oversee marketing and audience development strategies with support from Associate Producer
● Oversee graphics, e-blast, and press release with support from associate producer.

● At least 5 years of professional arts administration experience (internships, related graduate school study, and work-study positions included)
● Strong commitment to Art House’s mission and values
● Excellent writing, research, and verbal communication skills
● Proactive and goal oriented
● Enthusiastic about working collaboratively with a small team
● Experience with Google Drive Suite, and all social media platforms
● Organized, detail-oriented, and able to prioritize and manage multiple projects
● Flexibility to work evening and weekend hours as required

If you do not meet every qualification above, but feel you are a strong candidate, please apply and make a case in your cover letter.
Art House is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics and actively recruit candidates from diverse backgrounds. Please see Art House’s commitments to DEI, and ACCESS.
Applications should include a brief cover letter, resume, and two writing samples (ex: press releases, e-news letter, funder acknowledgment, correspondence with a patron/artist) emailed to In the cover letter, please include relevant experience, explain why this opportunity is exciting to you, and include 3 references with contact information. Applications will be accepted through April 3, 2023. No phone calls please. If you need assistance or an accommodation with the application due to a disability, you may contact us at or 732 778 8428.

Salary: $60,000 - $65,000

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