Producer job at Gina Gibney Dance, Inc. | New York | Art Jobs





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The Producer is responsible for managing all logistical and operational aspects of Gibney’s public performance activity and is the primary point of communication between the Performance and Residencies department and other members of the Gibney staff and communities. The primary responsibility of the Producer is to operationalize and to realize the artistic vision of the Senior Curatorial Director. The Producer also supports performance events presented or curated by other Gibney departments, including Gibney Dance Company and Community Action.  The Producer manages all logistical and operational aspects of Gibney’s residency programs (Dance in Process, Early Career, and Disability Artistry) as well as a broad range of engagement  activities such as Demonstrating Practice, Long Table and town halls.  All administrative activity, planning budgeting and communications for the  Performance and Residencies department is managed by the Producer.  The Producer works closely with the Director of Production, the Director of Operations, and other program groups, and serves as the critical link between the Performance and Residencies staff and other Gibney departments and constituencies.


  • Serve as the primary point of contact for curated artists in regards to the mounting of their performances, including all aspects of scheduling and logistics
  • Work with the Senior Curatorial Director, programs departments, and the Director of Marketing to effectively market all Gibney productions
  • Track performance ticket sales and work collaboratively with staff members to meet all income projections
  • Maintain the highest level of artist relations and customer service across all aspects of performance activity
  • Conduct outreach to community members to facilitate audience development
  • Maintain existing community partnerships including those with local universities and other arts nonprofits


  • Oversee all aspects of the residency application process
  • Lead information sessions on residency programs
  • Manage the panel process including scoring procedures, panel facilitation, and feedback
  • Facilitate in-take meetings with resident artists and Gibney staff members
  • Serve as resident artists’ primary point of contact within the Gibney organization


  • Oversee and track all Performance and Residency contracts
  • Develop the annual Performance and Residencies budget and manage and track all income and expenses
  • Manage the schedules of the department including salaried and hourly positions
  • Assist the Development team in the creation and tracking of grants


Gibney is a growing organization and employees are often called upon to perform other duties essential to accomplish organizational goals and meet important deadlines.



Gibney is a mission-based nonprofit performing arts organization. Working in this sector can be personally rewarding, with intrinsic benefits and distinct opportunities for growth. However, the compensation will never match that of the private sector or more highly resourced art forms. Candidates for employment are advised to carefully consider their decision to work in this field before seeking or accepting a position at Gibney.



  • Associate's or bachelor's degree in a related field
  • Five or more years of related experience, preferably with arts organizations
  • Knowledge of, and strong interest in, the performing arts, social justice, and Gibney Dance’s mission
  • Superior verbal and written communications skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Proven organizational, multitasking, and project management skills
  • Ability to work independently within a team environment
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and professional demeanor
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
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