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The Shed is committed to bringing together a diverse staff of professionals with outstanding expertise in their areas. We are a collaborative, entrepreneurial, and creative institution, dedicated to working with equity and respect as we support original new work across creative disciplines.
The Shed staff, December 2017. Photo: Ed Lederman

Available Positions

Security Manager

The Shed has been designed to be a highly adaptable, flexible, and technologically advanced art and performance facility.

The Security Manager is responsible for establishing and overseeing security protocols for all facility, gallery, and event spaces. This position manages the security command center, including the operation of surveillance camera systems, access controls, safeguarding of museum assets, executive protection, and security procedures for public assemblies and high-profile events.

Reporting to the Director of Facilities, this key managerial position will assist in developing and implementing new operational standards, formulate and manage budgets, and work with the various organization departments for the successful hosting of events and dynamic programming. The Security Manager will coordinate security planning and protocols with adjoined commercial office and residential towers.

Facilities Manager

The Shed has been designed to be a highly adaptable, flexible and technologically advanced art and performance facility. There are many kinetic elements that provide for a fully deployable building structure which require specialized maintenance and operational procedures.

The Facilities Manager is responsible for overseeing facility operations, including maintenance, event operations and building cleanliness. This position will manage the repair, maintenance, and cleaning assignments performed by the facilities staff as well as vendors and contractors.

Reporting to the Director of Facilities, this key managerial position will assist in developing and implementing new operational standards, formulate and manage budgets, and work with the various organization departments for the successful hosting of events and programming. The Facilities Manager will coordinate maintenance and operations of common use areas with adjoined commercial office and residential towers.

Special Events Assistant

The Special Events Assistant will maintain the Special Events department database, including updating all contact information, organizing appropriate invitation lists using the Shed-approved protocol, routing lists and invitations for approval to departments and senior staff, tracking all responses, updating event managers, and producing final door lists.

The ideal candidate has meticulous attention to detail and an interest in event planning within the nonprofit cultural sector. Administrative event planning experience is a plus.

Director of Public Programs

The Shed seeks a Director of Public Programs who exemplifies and promotes our values and strives to build inclusive communities and connections through engaging and participatory public programming and initiatives. Bringing together artists, audiences, thought leaders, influencers, activists, and educators to exchange ideas and strengthen connections between the arts, sciences, humanities, and society, Public Programs at The Shed will provide context for our commissions and offer ongoing platforms for the exploration and expression of the urgent ideas embedded in our work. Programs will include artist-created events, lectures and conversations, podcasts, gallery talks and tours, panels, symposia, workshops, and courses.

In partnership with the Chief Civic Program Officer, the Director of Public Programs is responsible for envisioning and executing programs to make The Shed a welcoming, accessible, and inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds and abilities. They will direct all aspects of The Shed’s educational programs for adults and access audiences as well as supervise the Assistant Producer who manages youth and community programs. They will research and develop program models that forge closer connections to the local community, to increasing access, awareness, and appreciation of The Shed’s commissions. The Director of Public Programs conceives and produces programs across a wide range of artistic mediums and forms, including theater, dance, film, music, and visual arts. They bring connections to the creative community and have a track-record of collaboration with diverse partners. The Director of Public Programs will report to the Chief Civic Program Officer.

Chief Technology Officer

The Shed is seeking an inspired leader, visionary, and practitioner who embraces the transformative power of fusing art and technology. The ideal candidate will have deep knowledge of building and running enabling technology, combined with a passion for groundbreaking applications of tech to cultural institutions and the artists they support. This is an opportunity to found and grow an industry leading digital engagement experience at a premier performance space in the heart of Hudson Yards, an urban technology showcase that is emerging as a globally renowned cultural and commerce nexus in New York City.

Project Manager

The Shed seeks a full-time 9-10 months Project Manager who will play a key role within The Shed’s Technology and Visitor Experience teams, which is charged with developing 21st-century digital and physical experiences for The Shed’s opening in 2019 and creating creative digital platforms for The Shed’s performances, exhibitions, programs, initiatives, and events. The Project Manager will work closely with the Shed team members to define project plans and timelines for The Shed’s digital product roadmaps, balance multiple projects, keep projects on track and under budget, evangelize and execute agile processes and methodology, and identify and provide solutions to mitigate constraints and risks in the technology development process. The ideal candidate will be midlevel and someone who connects deeply with The Shed’s mission to advance contemporary culture and can work collaboratively with colleagues across a new and quickly growing organization.

The Project Manager will also be responsible for working with senior stakeholders and key members of teams across departments, as well as outside vendors and consultants. This is a temporary full-time engagement responsible for efficiently managing the project development cycle of several key technology institutional projects.

Digital Content Producer

Reporting to the Editorial Director, the Digital Content Producer will conceptualize, develop, and execute original multi-channel content as a critical component of The Shed’s overall communications strategy. The Shed is committed to bringing the creative process behind each Shed commission, from concept to presentation, closer to audiences. The Digital Content Producer will be charged with building, communicating, and executing an engaging, unique, and timely strategy to convey these stories via videos, multimedia features, archival projects, editorial content, and other interactive experiences.

Associate Producer

The Shed is a commissioning organization devoted to supporting leading artists to create new work in a variety of venues from the largest venue, the McCourt, to a flexible 500-seat theater and two art galleries. The Associate Producer should demonstrate an aptitude and willingness to support the Producers and The Shed’s Program Department team as they manage and oversee all aspects of the creative process from concept and development phase through the realization of the production. The Associate Producer will work closely with the Producers, Artistic Director/CEO, Director of Production, and other Shed Staff, as well as artists, their creative teams, and production personnel as directed by the Producers.

Engineering Manager

The Engineering Manager is responsible for developing, implementing and supervising operational programs for all facility systems, including HVAC, mechanical, electrical, digital technology, vertical transportation, kinetics and life safety systems. The Engineering Manager will supervise the engineering and maintenance staff, including hiring, scheduling, training and personnel development, as well as outside contractors.

Accounting Manager

Are you an accounting professional with an appreciation for the arts? Are you a collaborative problem solver, driven to create solutions and systems to support a dynamic, highly accomplished and skilled team? Do you have an almost obsessive attention to detail and organization? If so, The Shed wants to hear from you about the opportunity to join our Finance team. The Accounting Manager plays a key role in coordinating The Shed’s organizational accounting and is responsible for the day-to-day administration of the general ledger.

Technical Director

The Technical Director will have strong technical design and development skills, work well under short time constraints, and be able to pivot easily from one task or idea to another. They should be experienced with all aspects of technical production, and have an in-depth knowledge of NYC vendors and practices. Theater, music, and event production experience is essential, as well as an open and creative approach to the production process. Sensitivity to varying artists’ and clients’ needs and patience amidst changing priorities will help immeasurably in this position.