Career Opportunities

Flushing Town Hall is pleased to offer the following career opportunities:

Flushing Town Hall (FTH) presents multi-disciplinary global arts that engage and educate the global communities of Queens and New York City, in order to foster mutual appreciation.  As advocates of arts equity since 1979, we support local, immigrant, national, and international artists, developing partnerships and collaborations that enhance our efforts.  As a member of New York City’s Cultural Institutions Group (CIG), we serve to restore, manage and program the historic 1862 landmark on behalf of the City of New York. FTH celebrates the history of Queens as the home of Jazz, by presenting the finest in Jazz performance.  We are committed to arts education and hands-on learning, for the arts-curious, arts enthusiasts, and professional artists. We serve one of the most diverse communities in the world, and strive to uphold the legacy of inclusiveness that has defined our community since the Flushing Remonstrance of 1657.

Reporting directly to the Executive and Artistic Director, the Assistant to the Executive and Artistic Director will support implementing the work of Flushing Town Hall by assisting with paperwork, facilitating communication, varied project support, engaging with artists, and taking on projects and other tasks on behalf of the Executive and Artistic Director.  This position is ideal for someone savvy, insightful, disciplined, organized with a strong interest and experience in arts administration and programming who seeks to take an essential role in the heart of an extremely robust and multicultural arts organization.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

  • Complete tasks and projects as needed by the Executive and Artistic Director related to programming, contracting, scheduling and administration paperwork.
  • Suggest and implement structures and mechanisms to support the Executive and Artistic Director to reduce and streamline her workload
  • Schedule, attend, and take notes for meetings relevant to the work of the Executive and Artistic Director, and schedule follow up meetings and/or set and implement action items.
  • Conduct research into new opportunities, programming, business relationships, policies, and procedures when applicable and provide executive summaries of said research.
  • Assist with artist outreach and programming, communicating with artists and managers, writing contracts and issuing payment requests.
  • Assist with performance and event planning including scheduling and communicating needs and plans to various internal departments.
  • Provide logistical support at events, as assigned
  • Help to communicate with and maintain ongoing relationships with artists, agents, vendors, audiences, partners and community members.
  • Liaise and collaborate with other departments to facilitate projects and establish deadlines.
  • Assist in building and maintaining an efficient communication structure between departments.
  • Facilitate communication between departments to complete tasks, gather information, and meet communal deadlines as assigned.
  • Conduct work in a manner that is cognizant of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion efforts and policies, both internally and externally.

EXPERIENCE & SKILLS:
  • Minimum 2-3 years of professional experience in arts management, arts administration, programming, or producing
  • Ability to be insightful, proactive, and a passionate thought partner
  • Ability to troubleshoot projects and obstacles, and confidently mitigate conflicts and problems
  • Experience with performance and event production and logistics
  • Ability to understand the needs of various artists, performing groups, and exhibitions as they relate to the work of the Executive and Artistic Director
  • Experience with Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Google Suite, and excellent digital organizational skills
  • Excellent and empathetic writing and communication abilities
  • Ability to balance multiple competing priorities, complex situations and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment with excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to work well in a team environment with minimum supervision
  • A passion for the arts—particularly music, dance, theatre, puppetry, and the visual arts
  • Bilingual ability is a plus


This position is a full-time position with benefits and will require some evening and weekend availability. Hybrid working model will be considered. The Annual Salary is $53,000 plus benefits. Browse www.flushingtownhall.org to learn more about Flushing Town Hall.  For consideration, e-mail a cover letter and resume to sshumays@flushingtownhall.org with “(YOUR NAME) – Assistant to the Executive and Artistic Director” listed in the subject line. No phone calls or mail submissions. Flushing Town Hall is an Equal Opportunity Employer: FTH provides equal access and equal opportunity in employment and services and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, marital status, familial status, sexual orientation, or physical ability.

Flushing Town Hall (FTH) presents multi-disciplinary global arts that engage and educate the global communities of Queens and New York City, in order to foster mutual appreciation. As advocates of arts equity since 1979, we support local, immigrant, national, and international artists, developing partnerships and collaborations that enhance our efforts. As a member of New York City’s Cultural Institutions Group (CIG), we serve to restore, manage and program the historic 1862 landmark on behalf of the City of New York. FTH celebrates the history of Queens as the home of Jazz, by presenting the finest in Jazz performance. We are committed to arts education and hands-on learning, for the arts-curious, arts enthusiasts, and professional artists. We serve one of the most diverse communities in the world, and strive to uphold the legacy of inclusiveness that has defined our community since the Flushing Remonstrance of 1657.

Reporting to the Director of Development, the Grants Manager at Flushing Town Hall supports the organization’s development strategy through the organizing, writing, researching, and management of foundation, corporate, and government grants, including the National Endowment for the Arts and New York State Council on the Arts. The Grants Manager oversees applications, reports, funder requirements, and correspondence to existing funding sources and identifies new funding opportunities for the organization. The position must successfully manage a calendar of high-paced internal and external deadlines, and requires exceptional skills in grant writing, attention to detail, self-sufficiency, prioritization, and time management.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:
  • Proposals and Reports: Organize and manage calendar deadlines, gather internal sources of information in a timely fashion including program details, budgets, and statistics, track submitted applications, and report accurate statistical and narrative information.
  • Writing: Produce compelling letters of inquiry, proposals, and reports for existing and prospective foundation, corporate, and government funders. Work with program staff and leadership to provide narrative as needed. Edit existing materials for updated proposals and reports, tailoring each draft to speak to the specific funder. Imperative to write with attention to detail and accurate information, addressing the prompted questions clearly.
  • Data Management: Record and track up-to-date funder and prospect information including all deadlines, giving history, current agreements and payments, program specific funding, and application and reporting procedures. Oversee funder data in excel trackers and FTH’s CRM system AudienceView. Work closely with Marketing to ensure funder agreement crediting and logo requirements are fulfilled.
  • Research: Explore and analyze funder databases, peer organizations’ websites, 990s, community resources, local corporations, outside referrals, and other sources to find new potential funders that fit FTH’s mission and programming. Track research in excel prospect list.
  • Relationship Maintenance: Keep funders informed by sharing FTH updates, engaging in other periodic correspondence, and attending events and meetings as needed.
  • Supplemental Materials: Maintain up-to-date standard supplemental materials for proposals and reports such as funder lists, board lists, program examples/work samples, statistics, budgets, and other materials as needed.

EXPERIENCE & SKILLS:
  • Minimum 2-3 years of professional experience in grants management
  • Experience writing successful foundation and corporate grants
  • Impeccable attention to detail
  • Highly skilled in prioritizing and organizing a complex calendar of deadlines
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work well in a team environment under minimum supervision
  • Experience with Microsoft Excel, Outlook, and Word
  • Emotionally intelligent with strong interpersonal skills and good judgement
  • Passion for the arts and/or nonprofits
  • Familiarity with Queens and New York City cultural sectors, National Endowment for the Arts, and New York State Council on the Arts is preferred
  • Previous experience with a CRM system is preferred

This position is a full-time position with benefits. Hybrid working model will be considered. Some in-person meetings will be mandatory. The Annual Salary is $50,000 plus benefits. For consideration, email a cover letter and resume to jpena@flushingtownhall.org with “(YOUR NAME): GRANTS MANAGER” listed in the subject line. No phone calls please. Flushing Town Hall is an Equal Opportunity Employer: FTH provides equal access and equal opportunity in employment and services and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, marital status, familial status, sexual orientation, or physical ability.

 

Position: Curator and Community Liaison, Chinese Initiatives 
Reports to: Executive and Artistic Director
Hours: Flexible Full-Time, in-office/remote hybrid - some evenings and weekends.
Compensation:  $48,500, plus benefits

Flushing Town Hall (FTH), (aka Flushing Council on Culture and the Arts) is a multi-disciplinary non-profit arts organization serving Queens, the NYC region and beyond, whose mission is to bring people together by presenting traditional, contemporary and cross-cultural arts and culture from around the globe. FTH is a member of NYC’s Cultural Institutions Group (CIG) and a Smithsonian Affiliate.  FTH seeks a flexible full-time Curator and Community Liaison, Chinese Initiatives.  FTH’s definition of Chinese is inclusive of, and not limited to people who are of Chinese descent and self-identify as Chinese/Chinese-American.  Henceforth in this document, FTH uses the word Chinese to represent these diverse, self-identifying distinctions.

This position will program a wide range of disciplines and artistic practices of traditional, contemporary and cross-cultural arts programs, highlighting and celebrating the rich and far-ranging cultural identities of being Chinese, and amplifying often underrepresented artistic voices. The position will also engage Chinese and non-Chinese communities through programs and partnerships.  The position supports and works closely with leadership and other FTH departments including Development, Marketing, Education, Arts Services, Production and Finance.

Responsibilities:
  • As part of FTH’s curatorial team:
    • program and implement year-round multi-disciplinary traditional, contemporary and cross-cultural programs, plus seasonal festivals of interest to the diverse Chinese communities,
    • develop and implement mission-aligned partnerships
    • introduce audiences to emerging and mid-career Chinese artists.
  • Provide guidance to FTH leadership and staff on cultural nuances and issues important to local/regional Chinese communities.
  • Understand, be sensitive to, and communicate awareness of any political agendas and affiliations, to ensure FTH’s mission and arts & cultural programs remain apolitical at all times.
  • Advocate for FTH and its mission, work to expand FTH’s audience within the Chinese and non-Chinese communities of Queens and the NYC metropolitan region.
  • With support from, and working closely with FTH leadership and Development Department, fundraise for programming/department expenses in the local and regional community, including seeking sponsorships from local business and donors, and identifying foundations, corporate grant programs, and other sources interested in supporting Chinese initiatives.
  • Position is supported by FTH’s Chinese Cultural Committee and Cultural Ambassador – responsibilities include meeting with committee chair to set agendas, scheduling, expanding committee membership to include diverse and regional representation, assist with committee’s fundraising and any FTH mission-aligned program initiatives with committee or Ambassador.
  • Translate FTH promotional materials (marketing brochures, press releases, flyers, etc.) into Chinese, and distribute.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with local/regional Chinese-language media; work with FTH Marketing and PR firm to translate/coordinate press events and press releases aimed at Chinese media.
  • Promote FTH’s global arts programming to the Chinese community.
  • Continually update Chinese Social Media platforms, such as WeChat, on behalf of FTH.
  • Attend and represent FTH at local and regional functions and events.
  • Serve as an on-site translator at FTH events attended by Chinese speakers; translate during office hours, as needed, for Mandarin speakers who wish to speak/meet with FTH staff. Translate for rental inquiries and production coordination.
  • Identify and oversee volunteers and interns to assist with and support Chinese initiatives.

Qualifications:
  • Candidate must be fully bi-lingual - fluent in both spoken and written Chinese plus fluent in both spoken and written English.
  • Strong communication skills, especially the ability to act confidently, comfortably and proactively with people of different backgrounds, partners, donors, colleagues and volunteers.
  • Experience in multiple aspects of arts and/or cultural administration, including community engagement, marketing & PR, fundraising, budgeting, programming, and implementation.
  • Proven track record, knowledge of and experience working with diverse Chinese communities in Flushing, in Queens, and/or NYC metropolitan region.
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to multi-task.
  • Knowledge of and experience working with diverse Chinese communities in Flushing, in Queens, and/or NYC metropolitan region.
  • Knowledge of and/or practice in the arts crucial.

To Apply: 
Please submit a resume, cover letter, writing samples in BOTH English and Chinese, and 2 references, via email to: sshumays@flushingtownhall.org. Include the words “Curator and Community Liaison, Chinese Initiatives” in the subject line.  No phone calls or mail submissions, please.

About Flushing Town Hall: 
Flushing Town Hall (FTH), a Smithsonian affiliate, presents multi-disciplinary global arts that engage and educate the global communities of Queens and New York City, in order to foster mutual appreciation. As advocates of arts equity since 1979, we support local, immigrant, national, and international artists, developing partnerships and collaborations that enhance our efforts. As a member of New York City’s Cultural Institutions Group (CIG), we serve to restore, manage and program the historic 1862 landmark on behalf of the City of New York. FTH celebrates the history of Queens as the home of Jazz, by presenting the finest in Jazz performance. We are committed to arts education and hands-on learning, for the arts-curious, arts enthusiasts, and professional artists. We serve one of the most diverse communities in the world and strive to uphold the legacy of inclusiveness that has defined our community since the Flushing Remonstrance of 1657.

FTH is an Equal Opportunity Employer:
FTH provides equal access and equal opportunity in employment and services and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, marital status, familial status, sexual orientation, or physical ability. 

Whatever your skills, interest or time availability, chances are there is a volunteer opportunity just right for you at Flushing Town Hall. Flushing Town Hall offers a variety of volunteer opportunities. Volunteers provide assistances to staff, patrons, and the general public in many areas including

  • Administration
  • Events
  • Deliveries
  • Fundraising
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Volunteer Coordination

 

If you are interested in joining our team of outstanding volunteers or any questions, please contact Steven Palermo, Volunteer Coordinator at spalermo@flushingtownhall.org



About Flushing Town Hall: Flushing Town Hall (FTH), a Smithsonian affiliate, presents multi-disciplinary global arts that engage and educate the global communities of Queens and New York City, in order to foster mutual appreciation. As advocates of arts equity since 1979, we support local, immigrant, national, and international artists, developing partnerships and collaborations that enhance our efforts. As a member of New York City’s Cultural Institutions Group (CIG), we serve to restore, manage and program the historic 1862 landmark on behalf of the City of New York. FTH celebrates the history of Queens as the home of Jazz, by presenting the finest in Jazz performance. We are committed to arts education and hands-on learning, for the arts-curious, arts enthusiasts, and professional artists. We serve one of the most diverse communities in the world and strive to uphold the legacy of inclusiveness that has defined our community since the Flushing Remonstrance of 1657.

FTH is an Equal Opportunity Employer: FTH provides equal access and equal opportunity in employment and services and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, marital status, familial status, sexual orientation, or physical ability.

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