Associate Producer | Abrons Arts Center


Program Overview

Abrons Arts Center is the interdisciplinary arts center of Henry Street Settlement. Abrons supports the presentation of innovative artistic practices on the Lower East Side; cultivates artists in all stages of their creative development through educational programs, commissions, and residencies; and serves as an intersection of cultural engagement for local, national, and international audiences and arts-workers. 

Job Summary:

The Associate Producer reports to the Artistic Director and is responsible for a range of administrative and producorial duties related to Abrons Arts Center’s exhibitions, live performances, events, and AIRspace Residency programs. 

This role requires advanced project management capabilities, producing experience for live performance, events, and exhibitions, collaborative skills, and a commitment to Abrons’ values of political and cultural equity.  

Monday-Friday, 10AM-6PM with availability needed on select evenings and weekends

 

Qualifications:

  • Exhibited interest in performing and visual arts 
  • At least four years of demonstrated producorial experience for live events, performance, and/or exhibitions, and/or company management
  • Strong organizational skills 
  • High attention to detail
  • Confident and highly skilled in establishing work priorities, managing timelines, coordinating multiple projects simultaneously, implementing, and meeting deadlines.
  • Strong written communication and copy editing skills
  • Strong oral communication skills 
  • Computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office, Google Suite, Adobe Creative Suite, Zoom, and Submittable
  • High attention to detail for accuracy of Letters of Agreement, production timelines, deadlines, digital, and print copy
  • Proficiency with managing and reconciling departmental and project budgets
  • Advanced capacity to take initiative with projects and work independently, as well as closely with a small team; must be a self starter
  • Respectful, hospitable, warm, friendly, open demeanor 
  • Ability to remain composed under pressure 

Responsibilities:

Exhibitions

  • Draft and execute Letters of Agreement for presenting artists, AIRspace residents, guest curators, and independent contractors
  • Act as liaison between artists and internal departments like Communications and Production
  • Attend production meetings report back to Artistic Director 
  • Process honoraria, reimbursements, and any event-related logistics with the Finance department
  • Manage production timelines relating to installation and deinstallation in partnership with artists and Production Team
  • Manage and reconcile exhibition budgets
  • Ensure accuracy of programming information, including dates and copy, in print, online, and in internal databases
  • Lead coordination and production of opening receptions

Live Programming 

  • Draft and execute contracts for commissioned season artists, guest curators, and independent contractors
  • Manage production deadlines for performances and public programs in partnership with artists and Production Team
  • Attend production meetings, technical rehearsals and dress rehearsals report back to Artistic Director 
  • Act as liaison between artists and internal departments like Communications and Production
  • Manage and reconcile live programming budgets
  • Collate and organize logistical information about live programming dates, event times, and seating capacity, and closely ensures accuracy of this information across internal databases, as well as online and in print. 
  • Communicate live programming logistical information with Front of House and Production teams
  • Coordinate of hospitality needs for presenting artists, including arranging honoraria, travel, lodging, meals, etc. 

Residencies 

  • Draft and execute contracts for resident visual, performing, and curatorial AIRspace residents, including guest studio visitors and residency application adjudicators 
  • Draft and manages residency applications using Submittable
  • Assist Artistic Director with administrative tasks relating to adjudication processes 
  • Contract and schedule studio visitors for residents
  • Provide administrative support for resident bi-monthly cohort meeting

Essential Physical Job Functions:

  • Must be New York City based and be present on site 5 days a week. 
  • Must be fully COVID-19 vaccinated. Please read here for Abrons Arts Center’s COVID-19 Safety requirements. 
  • Must be available on select weeknights and weekends in order to execute programming (to be arranged with advanced notice)
  • Must be able to lift 30 pounds 
  • Must be on site to manage the installation and deinstallation of exhibitions
  • Must be onsite for load-in management of live events
  • Must be able to move throughout our 40K square foot facility that includes stairs, ramps, indoor and outdoor spaces.

Benefits: Employees of Abrons Arts Center receive an excellent benefits package. 

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

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