Performing Arts Manager

DVAA is seeking dynamic candidates for the regular part-time position of Performing Arts Manager

This is an exciting time for arts programming in the Upper Delaware Valley/Sullivan Catskill region. With immense talent that is both locally based and engaged in the area, the arts are central part of our area’s identity. Our audiences are informed and curious, with a strong interest in high-caliber offerings. DVAA’s visual arts programming has served as one of our flagship programs since we were founded.

The Performing Arts Director organizes DVAA’s performing arts programming and manages the Tusten Theatre and Krause Recital Hall. This includes booking 12-16 public performances at the Tusten, the annual Winter Salon series at Krause Hall that are in keeping with DVAA’s mission, coordinating space rental/usage with other performing arts groups, and more. Additionally, as needed the Performing Arts Director contributes to public programs and events that DVAA produces and supports.

This job is right for you if you are innovative, energetic, and passionate about the performing arts and bringing dynamic programming to small communities.  If you’re excited about contributing to a creative, collaborative environment and have a background in performing arts and/or stage management, we should talk.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Qualifications

You are right for the job if you possess strong skills in the following areas:

Familiarity with the following areas will be an even bigger plus:

Schedule

The position schedule is 22 hours on average per week position.

The position is performed on site at DVAA’s 37 Main Street location where safety guidelines pertaining to COVID-19 are followed. DVAA maintains a virtual work environment to accommodate for interruption of in-person workplace.  Flex time is additionally offered to meet key deadlines and/or provide support at essential public events.

Staff receivse a paid week off between Christmas and New Year’s Day and two paid sick days. DVAA maintains a virtual work environment to accommodate for interruption of in-person workplace.  Flex time is offered to meet key deadlines and/or provide support at essential public events.

About DVAA

Founded in 1976, DVAA is a 501(c)3 nonprofit arts organization. Located in Narrowsburg, NY, DVAA supports artists and arts organizations in the Upper Delaware Valley and throughout Sullivan County, NY. DVAA presents engaging programs in the visual, performing, literary, and media arts.

Through year-round exhibitions and performances in the Tusten Theatre and Krause Hall as well as popular annual community arts events including the Big Eddy Film Festival and Riverfest, DVAA provides access and exposure to the arts amidst engaged and passionate audiences.

As the Arts Council of Sullivan County, DVAA is committed to advocating on behalf of and strengthening the County’s cultural community.

How to Apply

Please submit a letter and resume (electronic submissions only) with a summary of demonstrable accomplishments. In addition, please submit a communications and marketing portfolio in pdf format including but not limited to relevant writing samples, graphic design samples, and social media posts.

Applications will be reviewed upon receipt and will continue until a successful candidate is identified and selected. DVAA seeks to fill this position as soon as possible.

All applications and inquiries should be directed to jobs@delawarevalleyartsalliance.org.

The Delaware Valley Arts Alliance provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics.

Organization:

Delaware Valley Arts Alliance

Location:

Narrowsburg, NY

Job Type:

Regular Part-time

Education:

Bachelor’s Degree

Compensation:

$22- $24 per hour, commensurate with experience.


Part-time staff receive  a paid week off between Christmas and New Year’s Day in addition to federal and observed holidays, and two paid sick days.

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