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CUNY Director Tribeca Performing Arts Center in New York, New York

Director Tribeca Performing Arts Center

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Borough of Manhattan CC

Full/Part Time



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The Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC) is a vibrant, pluralistic learning community committed to students’ intellectual and personal growth. The College bridges the economic and educational opportunity gap for students, more than half of whom are the first in their families to attend college. Working to strengthen a culture of care inside and outside the classroom, we share a passion for learning with students from around the world. Strategically located in downtown Manhattan the College is in close proximity to the artistic communities of Tribeca and SoHo, the dynamic downtown financial district, and the center of New York City government at City Hall.

BMCC is looking for a Director for the Tribecca Preforming Arts Center. BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center, the longest operating performance venue in lower Manhattan, is dedicated to identifying, supporting, and presenting established and emerging artists in various disciplines, including music, dance, and children’s theatre, to the diverse Metropolitan audience. Located at 199 Chambers Street in a burgeoning downtown business and residential district and within a city-owned college facility (serving over 24,000 students), BMCC Tribeca PAC is Downtown Manhattan’s premiere presenter of the arts, reaching audiences from the college community, Downtown residential and business communities, schools, and audiences of all ages. BMCC Tribeca PAC strives to present a broad global perspective by presenting high-quality artistic work in music, theater, dance, film, and visual arts. It supports emerging and established artists who create, inspire creativity and imagination, celebrate diversity and change, as well as instill emotional, social, and political awareness.

Reporting to the BMCC Vice President of Administration and Planning and the BMCC PAC Board of Directors, the Director will:

  • Oversee all the performing arts center’s programming activity, including selection, negotiation, and contractual needs of all artists and attractions. This includes family programming, dance, music, theater, and other community-related events.

  • Manage Oversee all the preform marketing efforts, public relations efforts, and all ticketing policies and procedures for the programming.

  • Administer all fundraising efforts, including project sponsors, corporate, foundation, government, and individual solicitations, and manage direct contributions from board members.

  • Supervise the organization’s directors (Technical Director, Marketing Director, Programming Director, Development Director) and the Business Manager and Office Manager, and will conduct searches for these director positions if vacant, cover the position in the interim, or secure temporary replacements if necessary.

  • Enforce all fiscal policies and procedures, develops and manage the annual budget consisting of tax levy, grant, and events generated income. Work with the Business Manager to monitor accounts. This position determines the salaries and rates of all support and hourly staff and generates staff contracts.

  • Work closely with the Business Manager to ensure prompt payments and generate seasonal payroll information for board meetings.

  • Oversee the efforts of the operations team to recruit potential renters of BMCC’s two theaters and enforce policies and procedures regarding contracting, scheduling, and usage of the theaters and their services.

  • Ensure the theaters are well maintained, repaired, and updated as necessary to serve BMCC, the community, and all users.

  • The Director will ensure events receive complete and professional support services in technical support, administrative support, and front-of-house operations (including box-office, house management, and ushers).

  • This position will propose, create an agenda, and schedule all staff meetings and board of trustee meetings.

  • The Director will work with the board of directors and staff to update the strategic plan and work with staff directors to update staff policy for the performing arts center.

  • Will liaise with other arts organizations (local, state, and national).

At times, the Director must be available for press interviews. On occasion, they may address patrons before events.


Bachelor's Degree and eight years' related experience required.


Plans, directs, and markets Performing Arts Center/Theatre programs and presentations at other venues throughout a College or Unit.

  • Works with senior management to create a vision and strategy for performing arts

  • Brings artistic vision to the organization by planning and presenting innovative and successful programming

  • Develops and implements creative and cost-effective marketing plans to attract both program sponsors and audiences

  • Manages revenue targets and financial plans, reporting on financial operations consistent with best practices in the not-for-profit/public sectors

  • Provides programming to fulfill the community service mission of the College or Unit

  • Manages relationships between the center and College academic and administrative departments

  • Cultivates relationships with external customers

  • Hires, trains, and manages Center staff

  • Performs related duties as assigned.

Job Title Name: Performing Arts Center Director


Higher Education Officer




$107,789 - 119,995*

*Salary commensurate with 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.


Candidates should provide a CV/resume using our online recruiting system CUNYFirst at


June 15, 2023


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.