Careers

The Shed at night, photo by Simon Luethi.
The Shed at night, photo by Simon Luethi.

Available Positions:

Director of Individual Giving
The Shed seeks a Director of Individual Giving to work as a member of a highly accomplished and skilled team. The Director of Individual Giving will report to the Chief Development Officer and will be the responsible for overseeing the individual donor program at The Shed. Specifically, this role will be responsible for management and oversight of the major gifts and membership fundraising team, development of strategies for qualified prospects, solicitation of donors to the current capital campaign and build programmatic support for the artistic vision, and stewardship of existing and new donors alike.

Director of Corporate Partnerships
The Shed seeks a Director, Corporate Partnership to work as a member of a highly accomplished and skilled team.  The Director, Corporate Partnership will report to the Chief Development Officer and will be the senior executive responsible for corporate revenue and corporate partnerships for The Shed.  Specifically, this role will be responsible for developing programs for and securing revenue through multiple corporate revenue channels, identifying new corporate revenue opportunities, and developing strategic partnerships to support the creative and/or operational needs for The Shed. S/he will manage the strategic development, direction and implementation of all corporate relations activities.

Graphic Designer
The Graphic Designer will serve as part of The Shed’s internal Graphic Design department within the Marketing and Communications team. The Marketing team is charged with driving local, national, and global visibility for The Shed’s opening in spring 2019 and developing comprehensive efforts to promote all performances, exhibitions, programs, initiatives, and events. The Graphic Designer will work closely with the Director of Graphic Design to conceptualize, develop, present, and execute graphic materials across The Shed’s digital, print, and environmental platforms. The Graphic Designer will work in close collaboration with all institutional departments to create materials that engage a variety of audiences and foster appreciation for The Shed’s programs and mission, including but not limited to supporting the visual identity, exhibitions, programs, and advertising.

Production Manager
The Shed is a commissioning organization devoted to supporting leading artists to create new work in a variety of venues from a large hall, theater, and art galleries. The Production Manager should demonstrate an aptitude and willingness to brainstorm creative strategies and solutions to productions throughout the Production Process; to implement best practices while developing the Shed-way; to think outside the box with the artists, and Shed colleagues.

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. Theatre, 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.

Special Events Manager
The Shed seeks a Special Events Manager to plan, execute, and manage external rental events, internal events and fundraisers. The Special Events Manager will consult with internal and external clients to help plan their events including preparing estimates, organizing site visits with vendors and clients, collecting deposits and final payments, signing off on invitations, conducting walk-through’s with internal staff (Security, Operations, Production, Programming), writing work orders, ordering and managing vendors, scheduling deliveries and coordinating logistics with internal departments, arranging seating, assigning event hosts, and maintaining and tracking event payments.

Ticket Services Manager
The Ticket Services Manager is a key member of the Marketing and Communications team that will be responsible for developing, launching, and managing ticketing operations for The Shed. Reporting to the Director of Ticket Services, the Ticket Services Manager will lead the frontline team, oversee the ticketing platform, and help achieve the customer service goals of The Shed. The Ticket Services Manager will be part of the core team that is responsible for the audience experience and rethinking how technology and new engagement strategies can shape that experience. The ideal candidate has experience optimizing ticketing systems and ticketing operations for cultural organizations in seated, general admission, and timed ticketing environments. They have expertise in both the performing arts and visual arts, which is essential for the interdisciplinary nature of The Shed’s programming. They have leadership experience, a demonstrated enthusiasm for The Shed’s mission to advance contemporary culture, a strong interest in the arts, popular culture, science, and technology, and can work collaboratively with colleagues across a quickly growing organization.

Director of Marketing
The Director of Marketing will play a key role within The Shed’s Marketing & Communications team, which is charged with driving local, national, and global visibility for The Shed’s opening in spring 2019 and developing comprehensive efforts to promote all performances, exhibitions, programs, initiatives, and events. The Director of Marketing will work closely with the Chief Marketing and Communications Officer to develop and manage The Shed’s branding, audience development, and earned revenue efforts. The position oversees paid media (advertising, promoted social), email marketing, direct mail, CRM, data analysis, marketing research, pricing strategies, revenue modeling, and marketing partnerships in order to develop and engage audiences, achieve revenue goals, and define and differentiate The Shed within the cultural sector. The ideal candidate will be someone who connects deeply with The Shed’s mission to advance contemporary culture, has an entrepreneurial mindset, and can work collaboratively with colleagues across a new and quickly growing organization.

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.

Publicist
The Publicist will play a strategic role within The Shed’s Marketing & Communications team, which is charged with developing and driving local, national, and global visibility for The Shed’s opening in 2019 and creating comprehensive campaigns to publicize all performances, exhibitions, programs, initiatives, and events. The Publicist will work closely with the Director of Communications to build institutional awareness for The Shed, develop strong relationships with the media, and foster a broad appreciation of its programs and mission. The ideal candidate will be 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.

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.

Administrative Assistant
This position reports to the Executive Assistant to the Chief Operating Officer who oversees advancing the administrative functions on behalf of the Chief Operating Officer. This role requires a smart, collaborative, and energetic individual who embraces the ambition and the mission of The Shed. The ideal candidate has the ability to multi-task, while at the same time maintain direction informed by a strong sense of strategic priorities as the team works together to launch this new cultural institution. Demonstrated experience characterized by sound decision-making, good humor, flexibility, excellent organizational skills, sustained initiative and the ability to handle multiple priorities is crucial.

A Prelude to

May 1–13, 2018

  • ABRA
  • Kunlé Adeyemi
  • Arca
  • Azealia Banks
  • William Forsythe
  • Reggie ‘Regg Roc’ Gray
  • Tino Sehgal
10th Ave and 31st St

Admission is free. A number of walk-in tickets to all events, including those sold out online, will be available onsite daily.

From May 1 to 13, The Shed will present our pre-opening program A Prelude to The Shed, a free arts event, at 10th Avenue and 31st Street in Manhattan, one block from our permanent home opening in spring 2019.

A transformable structure is as vital to the architecture of Prelude as it is for The Shed, a building designed to flexibly accommodate multiple artistic disciplines under one roof. Kunlé Adeyemi of NLÉ Works has collaborated closely with artist Tino Sehgal to design a temporary space in which dancers move and reconfigure the structure in a fluid integration of architecture and choreography.

A stroll through the fun palace presents an influential but unrealized project developed in 1961 by architect Cedric Price and theater director Joan Littlewood: The Fun Palace, a key reference for The Shed’s permanent building.

Each afternoon, and into the early evening, Sehgal’s work This variation will be enacted in alternation with choreographer William Forsythe’s Pas de Deux Cent Douze, a radical reimagining of the central duet from his seminal 1987 ballet In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated specially commissioned for Prelude.

D.R.E.A.M. Ring dance battles, organized by Reggie ‘Regg Roc’ Gray, take place early evenings. The D.R.E.A.M. Ring dancers are part of The Shed’s pre-opening commission FlexNYC, whose participants (elementary through high-school age) explore social issues and self-expression through flexn, a form of street dance with roots in Jamaican Bruk Up.

Schema for a School is a two-week-long experimental course for students of varied backgrounds taking place throughout Prelude. Developed by Asad Raza, together with Jeff Dolven and D. Graham Burnett, Schema aims to enact more embodied models for teaching and learning. The main thematic focus of this course is “We”—the first-person plural. It will be open to the public on Saturday, May 5, and Saturday, May 12, from 11:30 a.m.

On multiple evenings Prelude will feature a series of live solo concerts by Atlanta-based R&B singer-songwriter ABRA; Venezuelan electronic music producer, DJ, and songwriter Arca; and New York-based rapper and singer-songwriter Azealia Banks.

Prelude’s series of evening conversations on new institutional models for the 21st century considers the politics of ritualized gatherings and the role of art and culture in social connectivity. Dorothea von Hantelmann, Professor of Art and Society at Bard College Berlin, and Shed Senior Program Advisor Hans Ulrich Obrist organized the talks; The Shed’s Chief Science and Technology Officer Kevin Slavin served as an advisor. Von Hantelmann has written an essay, specially commissioned for Prelude, that considers new ritual forms for the 21st century. Von Hantelmann’s booklet will be distributed freely at the Prelude site.

If you are interested in participating in Schema for a School please apply here.

Prelude is programmed by Alex Poots, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Tino Sehgal, Dorothea von Hantelmann, Julia Simpson, Tamara McCaw, and Kevin Slavin. 

The site for Prelude has been generously provided by Frank H. McCourt, Jr., and McCourt Global.

FAQ

Are Prelude tickets free?

Yes, admission is free. A number of walk-in tickets to all events, including those sold out online, will be available onsite daily

If an event is sold out in advance, will there be a standby line? Is it worth coming for the standby line?

Yes and we recommend trying the standby line. We will do our best to accommodate as many people as possible.

Can I leave and come back?

Please note that we have a no re-entry policy. If you leave the Prelude site you will need to get a new ticket at the onsite box office, if they are available.

Is this a rain or shine event?

Yes, Prelude will take place outdoors and will continue in all weather. Free ponchos will be available in the event of rain. Please leave umbrellas at home so that all attendees can view the stage.

Is this a seated event?

Tickets are standing room, general admission.

What shoes should I wear?

As this is an outdoor event with variable terrain, we recommend flat, closed-toe shoes.  

Is the event ADA accessible?

Yes, the ADA entrance is located at 31st Street and Tenth Avenue. Please speak with our staff if you have additional needs that will help you enjoy the program.

How can I learn more about The Shed?

Please explore this wesbsite and follow our social channels @theshedny.

How can I support The Shed?

Please click here to learn more about becoming a Shed Mover, our new membership program, for only $10, or to make a donation.

Is there anything I can’t bring on site?

Please note the following items are prohibited on the Prelude site:

  • Weapons of any kind
  • Outside food or beverages
  • Large bags and suitcases (larger than 13” x 17”)
  • Professional cameras / video / audio recording devices
  • Tripods or selfie sticks
  • Bicycles, skates, scooters, skateboards, segways, drones, or similar devices
  • Chairs or blankets
  • Coolers
  • Noise-making devices
  • Flags or signs
  • Pets
  • Umbrellas
  • Flammable or explosive devices
  • Any items deemed to potentially cause a safety or security concern

Is there food available on site?

Yes, there is a cafe that will serve grab-and-go fare, as well as beverages including wine and beer. Please note, payment is only accepted by credit card; no cash will be accepted onsite.