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Director of Cultural Programs

Location: New York, NY, United States
Job Type: full-time
Date Posted:
Salary Range: 75000.00 - 80000.00 USD Annually

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The Alianza Dominicana Cultural Center is a multi-disciplinary arts center in Washington Heights that showcases contemporary and classical Dominican and Latin American art, dance, and music. Intergenerational learning and transnational and cross-cultural activities are the philosophical guideposts of the Center. Lessons and workshops in computer, arts making, popular and traditional dances, Afro-Latin percussion, literary conferences, music, and theatrical performances are provided free of charge. The Center engages with local, regional, and national partners to offer the most comprehensive array of cultural/educational/community programs that benefit the Latino community in New York City. The Director of Cultural Programs will be responsible for planning, organizing, leading, supervising, and monitoring (with a quality assurance lens) all the arts and cultural programs and events of the Alianza Dominicana Cultural Center. 
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:  
  • Coordinate the delivery of robust programming opportunities offered by program providers across the various arts disciplines, particularly those related to CCCS/Alianza’s programs and events. 
  • Oversight of the day-to-day operations of the CCCS/Alianza Cultural Center, including building logistics and program schedules.
  • Manage all Center administrative functions, including contracts management, internal and external statistical and other reports, corporate and contract budgets, personnel issues, and general facilities issues.
  • Provide strategic insight to CCCS senior management, community stakeholders, and local elected officials regarding programming and events that contribute to fulfilling the Cultural Center’s mission.
  • Recruit, hire, onboard, and train staff members to support programs' daily operations and delivery. Provide ongoing supervision to team members.
  • Provide innovative leadership to establish the Cultural Center and deliver programming and community learning opportunities in arts and culture in the Washington Heights Community.
  • Manage relationships with community partners and conduct community outreach to promote the Cultural Center and to ensure accessibility of programs/activities to the community at large.
  • Develop and implement an aggressive fundraising plan to bring public and private funds to support the administrative infrastructure of the Center, as well as the addition and enhancement of cultural programs.
  • Work closely with CCCS/Alianza senior management and the Center’s cultural partners for marketing and public relations efforts.
  • Other duties may be assigned. 
Position Type and Expected Hours of Work:
This is a full-time position with a flexible schedule. Days and hours of work may vary in accordance with the Center’s activities. The ability to work evenings, Saturdays, and Sundays is a must.
Salary: $75,000.00 - $80,000.00
Education and/or experience required:
  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in arts administration, an Arts/Humanities Discipline, Business Administration, or related field. 
  • Seven years experience in arts and cultural programming administration, specifically in a leadership role.
  • Outstanding relationship-building skills with various constituencies, including elected officials, funders, partner organizations, board, staff, volunteers, and community members.
  • Demonstrated success in developing operational strategies and managing programmatic work that involves engaging partners across or external to an organization.
  • The ability to balance competing priorities combined with the agility and flexibility to shift as necessary to meet the demands of the Center.
Skills, Licenses, and/or competencies required:
1. Strong oral and written communication skills
2. Ability to engage partners across or external to an organization
3. Strong interpersonal, organizational, and managerial skills 
4. Ability to prioritize and handle multiple complex tasks
5. Ability to convene and lead meetings
6. Computer proficiency