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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 at sunset, May 2017. Photo: Simon Luethi.

Available Positions

Marketing Analyst

The Marketing Analyst will play a key role within The Shed’s Marketing and 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 Marketing Analyst will report to the Director of Marketing and work closely with the Chief Marketing and Communications Officer to develop and manage The Shed’s marketing data strategy. The ideal candidate will have experience analyzing and reporting on marketing data.

Development Operations Manager

The Shed seeks a Development Operations Manager to be responsible for the maintenance and reporting of data associated with all fundraising activities and initiatives, and serve as an integral member of the Development department operations team. Reporting to the Director of Development Operations, the Development Operations Manager will have the exciting and unique opportunity to be an instrumental part of building the foundational data infrastructure and governance for a new arts organization. This position will be responsible for maintaining advanced knowledge of Tessitura.

Foundation and Government Support Associate

The Shed seeks a full-time Foundation and Government Support Associate to join a highly accomplished and skilled fundraising team. Reporting to the Director of Foundation and Government Support, the Foundation and Government Support Associate will play an essential role in developing a robust portfolio of foundation and government funders to support The Shed’s commissions and programs. The Foundation and Government Support Associate will write letters of inquiry, proposals, and reports to foundations and government agencies, conduct research and prospecting, manage the grants calendar, and support other fundraising activities as needed.

Although significant grant-writing experience is not required, the successful candidate will be an exceptional writer who enjoys communicating about The Shed and its mission and programs with clarity, concision, and an understanding of the reader’s interests and priorities. The ability to be flexible and nimble in a new organization with a high profile, tight deadlines, and evolving systems is a must. This is a wonderful opportunity to help launch a major new player on the cultural scene, with real potential for professional development and growth.

Corporate Partnerships Associate

The Shed seeks a Corporate Partnerships Associate to work as a member of a highly accomplished and skilled team. The Corporate Partnerships Associate will report to the Director of Corporate Strategy and Partnerships and will provide critical support for corporate partnerships for The Shed. Specifically, this role will be responsible for assisting in all activities related to The Shed’s current and prospective corporate partners including administrative support, proposal generation, marketing collateral development, sponsorship activation and benefit fulfillment, tracking, analysis, and reporting. In addition, the Corporate Partnerships Associate will assist in building, launching, and managing The Shed’s Corporate Membership Program, which will include administrative support, solicitation, and benefit fulfillment processes. The ideal candidate is highly organized, detail-oriented, collaborative, and has very strong administrative skills.

Production Supervisor

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

The Production Supervisor will have strong technical aptitude as well as creative management 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 is an open, creative approach to the production process. Sensitivity to varying artists’ and clients’ needs and patience amidst changing priorities will help immeasurably in this position.

The Production Supervisor will report to the Director of Production and will work on all events as assigned. The Production Supervisor will work closely with the Production Manager and Technical Director, as well as producers, curators, and the creative team, to manage the day to day production process including the running of shows. A flexible schedule is a requirement. Patience and a good-natured attitude will be essential.

Exhibitions Producer

The Exhibitions Producer is part of the Program team and reports to the Senior Curator. The primary responsibility of the Exhibitions Producer is to manage the development, production, and installation of The Shed’s exhibitions and projects. This includes working with lead curators and artists on the development and production of large-scale, ambitious new commissions and onsite projects; planning and scheduling production and installation timelines; managing an installation crew and providing hands-on assistance in the installation of works of art in diverse media. The position also involves supporting registrational activities including condition reports, packing and unpacking, shipping and receiving, gallery inspection, and maintenance.

While the Exhibitions Producer will be involved principally in exhibitions, they are also part of The Shed team, which works together to ensure The Shed’s opening and projects are smoothly delivered, as well as promoting The Shed locally and internationally.

Program Manager

Nurturing artists at the beginning of their careers is a central commitment for The Shed, as integral to our mission as commissioning and presenting new work by established artists. The Shed has developed the Program Manager role, dedicated to The Shed’s Open Call, to provide invaluable support, visibility, and recognition for NYC early-career artists any age over 18 working across all forms and media to create and present new work in our unique space. Open Call will occupy various spaces at The Shed throughout the year, including one of the galleries, the theater, and the outdoor plaza, allowing for artistic diversity in commissioned works. Open Call artists working in the theater and plaza space will follow each other within a presentation period; the gallery space will be presented as a group exhibition. Disciplines include (but are not limited to): performing arts (including dance, theater), visual arts (all media), music, literary arts, film, fashion, design, and new media), as well as interdisciplinary and new-media work.

The Program Manager is part of the Program team and reports to the Chief Civic Program Officer and the Senior Curator. The primary responsibility of the Program Manager is to oversee and manage the development, production and installation/running of The Shed’s Open Call 2019 commissions within all three spaces: Theater, Plaza, Gallery.

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.

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.