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Job Opportunity: Program Director

A group of Flux Factory Residents pose at night in front of the Flux Factory logo on the front of our building
Flux Residents and staff after our weekly Monday meeting

The Program Director is the primary leader of Flux artistic programs, chiefly including an Artist-in-Residency, Public Exhibitions & Events, and “Satellite Projects” in partnership with fellow institutions. In the midst of a building sustainability campaign, the Program Director will play a key role in reopening and growing our programs in a promising new phase of Flux’s history.

Most of the Program Director’s time will be spent managing the Residency at our home-base on 29th Street, but you will also play a leadership role in Public Programs and Satellite Projects. The essence of the Flux Residency is sharing space with each other, and so a majority of work hours must be spent in the building, while remote work for certain tasks is appropriate.

General Terms: $60k annual salary + benefits, full-time with majority of hours on-site, but flexibility in scheduling work hours.

Apply by February 15 by emailing nat@fluxfactory.org with a resume and cover letter, and “Program Director Applicant” in the subject line. Tentatively, interviews will be conducted in March, with the position beginning April/May 2023.

Residency

  • Orchestrate Artist-in-Residency open calls and manage scheduling of 16 privately rented studios as well as co-working spaces
  • Liaise with bookkeeper on rent & utility information for Residents
  • Develop & manage resources to Residency (eg, studio visits, workshop tools trainings, field trips).
  • Attend weekly Resident meetings; be available to meet with Residents individually to improve their experience; and manage conflict de-escalation when appropriate.
  • Liaise with Development staff to identify, cultivate and administer Residency sponsors

Exhibitions

  • Oversee Public Program Manager and other program coordinators, interns and volunteers 
  • Provide editorial and proofreading oversight of PR materials
  • Generally increase cohesive impact & visibility of exhibitions

General

  • Serve as a key public face of Flux programs to press, partners and stakeholders
  • Play key role in developing and implementing “Satellite Projects” and overseeing project coordinators, primarily including annual projects on Governors Island, at Denmark’s ARoS Museum, and at other periodic locations.
  • Key collaborator in developing Flux partnerships, including both informal relationships and formal membership in local organizations (such as Long Island City Cultural Alliance, Windmill Community Garden, Rethinking Residencies, etc).
  • Oversee Public Program Manager, interns & volunteers
  • Be a team member to help ensure Flux Factory’s all-hands-on-deck benefit events are a success

The Ideal Applicant will have 3+ years of experience in arts management. To help connect Flux more closely with our neighborhood, the ideal candidate will live in or have a close connection with the greater Long Island City area. The ideal candidate will have excellent interpersonal skills, an impeccable attention to detail, and a vivid cultural vision and passion for Flux’s mission. The ideal applicant will have a wide range of technical experience and knowledge covering building maintenance; art handling; computer softwares (Adobe, WordPress, spreadsheets, etc); and audio-visual and other technical equipment.

About Flux Factory
Flux Factory’s Mission is to support emerging artists through Artist-in-Residencies and Exhibitions, education and collaborative opportunities. Flux is an artist-led space that builds sustainable communities and retains creative vitality in NYC. Since 1994 Flux has hosted over 300 Artists-in-Residence, both local and international, as well as staging over 700 exhibitions across all disciplines. Flux’s home in Long Island City is a creative hive that incubates experimentation with collaborative processes. Flux hosts over 75 annual multidisciplinary events; all are free to the public while all participating artists are compensated. Each year Flux selects 40 Artists-in-Residence to develop their creative practices by offering affordable studios, shared workspaces (such as a print shop, wood shop, and technical office), a solo exhibition, as well as professional development opportunities. Flux commissions 100 multidisciplinary artworks annually through open calls with 4 annual Group Exhibitions.

Diversity
Flux Factory aims to create a hub for conversation and practice-sharing that is aware and responsive to systemic inequities and invests in the meaningful inclusion of historically marginalized groups and voices. Flux Factory is committed to and values diversity in its organization and programming as defined by gender, race, ethnicity, disability-status, age, sexual orientation, immigrant status, and socio-economic status. People of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. International candidates welcome, although Flux’s capacity to assist on VISA logistics may be limited.

Questions?
Email nat@fluxfactory.org – note that while Flux is happy to answer specific questions about applications, for the sake of fairness Flux will not comment on your candidacy or initiate any interviews via email.

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