Project Director

A modern and forward-looking arts center in downtown Manhattan—a home for creativity and connection for locals, visitors, and artists alike.

Contact Name
Jocelyn Prince
Contact Email Address
Type of Employment
Full time
Type of Role
Salary Level or Range
$110,000 - $120,000
This is a remote position

New York, NY
United States

How to Apply

Visit to submit your application, which includes a resume and a statement of interest that explains how your experience is relevant to this opportunity.

Application Closing Date
Description and Qualifications

Project Management 

- Lead and facilitate the process of commissioning and developing all 25 works of art including phases of research, readings and workshops. 
- Collaborate with a working group comprised of Arturo O’Farrill, Meiyin Wang, Helen Whall, T. Eric Galloway, and Bill Rauch to set the project’s parameters and craft a request for proposals (RFP).
- Effectively share the RFP to generate engagement with the program. 
- Manage budgeting and grant deliverables.

Commissioning and New Work Development

- Solicit proposals through an open call process, with roughly eight projects to be selected per year in three consecutive years. The final two years of the project will be focused on development and production.
- Work with project artists to define a developmental process that is within project budget and leverage other PAC resources, as necessary or appropriate. 
- Invite and convene a panel of experts in performing arts and critical thinking about democracy who will determine which projects will receive funding.
- Using their robust local and international professional network, advocate for the program to generate interest and participation from a diverse range of artists and developmental partners. 
- Cultivate and nurture relationships with multigenerational local, national, and international artists. 
- Collaborate with the General Manager on artist contracts. 

We are looking for candidates who are or have…
- Based in New York City. There is the ability to work a hybrid office schedule, but weekly presence in New York is necessary. 
- Prior experience working in New York City performing arts industry a plus. 
- A passion for new work development in the artistic disciplines of theater, opera, dance, and music.
- A knowledge of democracy, especially as practiced in the United States, intellectual agility and an open curious mind and experience of social activism.
- An entrepreneurial sensibility with a keen interest in developing a new project. 
- Demonstrated ability to conceive, strategize, manage, and prioritize between multiple complex projects with accuracy and excellent attention to detail. 
- The ability to handle confidential and sensitive information with discretion. 
- Analytic and empathetic problem solving, conflict resolution, and mediation skills.
- Excellent communication and intermediary skills in working with a diverse group of internal and external constituencies.  
- An ability to thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.
- A history of advocacy for a work environment that is safe, respectful and supportive.  
- The ability to work in a hybrid remote/in-person environment with some nights and weekends in-person to support the performance and event schedule.
- A commitment to anti-racism, inclusion, equity, and accessibility.