Program and Administration Manager

The New School, College of Performing Arts

New York, NY

Work Location: In-office

Performing Arts Center

  • Full Time
  • New York, NY
  • Work Location: In-office
  • Performing Arts Center

The New School, College of Performing Arts

The College of Performing Arts (CoPA) is seeking a highly qualified Program and Administration Manager to provide oversight and support for the day to day operations at The School of Drama.

Reporting to the Dean of the School of Drama, the Program and Administration Manager oversees office administration at 151 Bank Street, manages a number of BFA and MFA program initiatives, and leads special projects initiated by the Dean. The Program and Administration Manager also serves as the primary point of contact for CoPA on a number of projects including orientation, graduation, fundraising benefits, and more.

The New School is strongly committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace and particularly seeks applications from members of underrepresented groups, as well as candidates who share this commitment.

This is an onsite position with opportunities for some remote work throughout the year. Some nights and weekends are required.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

School of Drama (75%)
-Manage co-curricular projects, special events, and classroom productions at The School of Drama, including budget and personnel oversight
-Oversee annual BFA and MFA showcases
-Assist in the planning and execution of School of Drama special events, public events, donor events, and community gatherings (town halls, faculty meetings, etc.)
-Manage office infrastructure, supplies, and equipment at 151 Bank Street
-Provide critical support to annual admission activities including campus tours, class visits, and other recruitment activities
-Collaborate with the CoPA Communications Department by creating or providing assets and content to support the creation of promotional and print materials School of Drama productions
-Hire and oversee students workers to provide general administrative and clerical support for operations at 151 Bank Street
-Manage internal communications for the School of Drama
-Provide counsel, advice, and guidance to the Dean and Associate Dean of the School of Drama on a range of strategic and operational issues
College of Performing Arts (25%)
-Project management and budgetary oversight for CoPA’s graduation and new student orientation activities
-Collaborate on a range of college-wide projects and initiatives as assigned

The New School is committed to creating and maintaining an environment that promises diversity and tolerance in all areas of employment, education and access to its educational, artistic or cultural programs and activities. The New School does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, creed, sex or gender (including actual or perceived gender identity or expression or transgender status), sexual orientation, sexual and other reproductive health decisions, pregnancy, religion, religious practices, mental or physical disability, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, veteran status, marital or partnership status, or any other legally protected status.

Minimum Qualifications:

-Bachelor’s degree in arts administration, business administration, the performing arts, or a related field; or equivalent professional experience
-Three years of experience in arts, nonprofit, and/or higher education administration
-Excellent oral and written communication skills; the ability to present complex information to various audiences
-Experienced or able to learn and develop fluency in The New School’s suite of data systems including WorkDay, Tableau, Banner, and 25Live.
-Demonstrated commitment to Equity, Inclusion, Social Justice, and the transformative power of the arts and education

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