CUNY Arts Program Manager, Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Corporate, Foundation & Majo

New York, NY
Apr 26, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


The Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Corporate, Foundation and Major Gifts Development at The City University of New York is seeking an entrepreneurial and dynamic CUNY Arts Program Manager to manage a comprehensive effort to create a multi-faceted partnership between CUNY and the many renowned private arts and cultural institutions across New York City. The CUNY Arts initiative includes:

1) obtaining and expanding free access to cultural institutions for all CUNY students; 2) developing paid internships and a job pipeline for CUNY students in NYC cultural institutions; and 3) integrating arts and culture into academic offerings.

Under the direction of the Associate Vice Chancellor, the CUNY Arts Program Manager will expand the scope and impact of the CUNY Arts initiative by promoting cultural arts opportunities that are strategically aligned with the mutual interests of the University and New York City Arts communities, particularly increasing student awareness and participation in the cultural arts.

Other key duties include but will not be limited to the following:

  • Serve as a liaison between cultural institutions and CUNY college faculty and administrators to infuse arts and culture across the CUNY curricula, and bring cultural experts into the classroom.
  • Identify ways to link exhibits at cultural institutions to courses being offered, professional development and class tours.
  • Serve as a liaison to the arts and cultural institutions throughout New York City and develop and manage the relationships.
  • Expand free access to arts and cultural institutions for CUNY students and faculty.
  • Partner with hiring managers at cultural institutions to develop internship and employment opportunities for CUNY students.
  • Collaborate with arts and cultural institutions to identify specific positions that they have difficulty filling, and then working with college faculty and administrators to develop degree and certificate programs addressing those needs.
  • Identify public art throughout CUNY's campuses, and implement mechanisms for allowing CUNY students to view and learn from those works.
  • Develop positive working relationships with campus career services directors and students in order to connect interested and qualified students with paid internships.
  • Collaborate with the CUNY Cultural Corps Program Manager to develop internship opportunities.
  • Create and publish effective marketing and informational materials in various formats and platforms to publicize free cultural institution access and events, and maintain the Cultural Arts website.
  • Seek grants and partnerships that will increase cultural arts support; monitor grants and funding to assure compliance with contractual agreements.
  • Organize meetings, agendas and other events for the University-wide Cultural Arts task force.
  • Research and develop reports on cultural arts across the University and New York City.



Bachelor's degree and six years' related experience required.


The ideal candidate will possess the following experience, knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Six years of practical cultural (visual or performing) arts management experience with knowledge of public and private cultural arts programs and institutions.
  • An advanced degree in Art, Arts Administration, or a directly related discipline is strongly preferred, and may substitute for up to two years of the required experience.
  • Experience working with arts faculty and administrators to incorporate arts into the academic curriculum.
  • Experience with marketing and public relations activities, plus securing and managing grants.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills to build collaborative relationships and work effectively with diverse and creative members of the university community and external constituents.
  • Strong project management skills to develop and execute work plans, prioritize work, manage multiple assignments and meet deadlines.
  • Proactive, and customer-focused with strong communication, negotiation, and presentation skills.
  • Detail oriented with strong analytical, research, evaluation, and writing skills.
  • Exercise good judgment, flexibility, creativity, and sensitivity in response to changing situations.
  • Computer proficiency using administrative, financial or academic programs, systems and databases.


Manages a program or service providing community outreach and services on behalf of a College or Unit.

  • Defines program goals, objectives, risks, and roles and responsibilities
  • Collaborates with external organizations and community stakeholders to plan and execute program activities
  • Develops and delivers direct service to external clientele
  • Collects data on outcomes, and analyzes and reports results while planning new and improved services
  • May manage an office staff of employees and/or volunteers, and have responsibility for fiscal administration
  • Performs related duties as assigned.


Higher Education Associate




Salary is commensurate with qualifications, education and experience.

CUNY's benefits contribute significantly to total compensation, supporting health and wellness, financial well-being, and professional development. We offer a range of health plans, competitive retirement/pension benefits and savings plans, tuition waivers for CUNY graduate study and generous paid time off. Our staff also benefits from the extensive academic, arts, and athletic programs on our campuses and the opportunity to participate in a lively, diverse academic community in one of the greatest cities in the world.


For full consideration, submit a cover letter and rsum online via CUNY's web-based job system, addressing how your experience and credentials fulfill the responsibilities and qualifications outlined.

The direct link to the job opening from external sources is:;=A&JobOpeningId;=16691&SiteId;=1&PostingSeq;=1


The closing date is May 31, 2017. The review of applications will begin May 8, 2017.


CUNY Job Posting: Managerial/Professional


CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.

Location: Central Office

Job Title: CUNY Arts Program Manager, Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Corporate, Foundation & Major Gifts Development (Community Outreach Programs Manager)

Job ID: 16691

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular


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