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$23 per hour

The International Studio & Curatorial Program is seeking a Development Associate in East Williamsburg, NY. ISCP is a not-for-profit, residency-based contemporary art center for emerging  to mid-career artists and curators from around the world. Founded in 1994, ISCP has hosted over 1,800 artists and curators from 85 countries. Please visit for more information. ISCP’s Development Associate is responsible for managing ISCP’s development administration, assisting with grant writing and reporting, fundraising events coordination, and reports directly to the Development Manager and Head of Communications. The successful candidate must enjoy a fast-paced work environment with steady multitasking and problem solving.


Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

● Preparation of funding applications (individual, corporate and foundation), interim and  year end reporting

● Prospect research

● Assisting with fundraising events, including the planning and coordination of galas, auctions, sale of editions

● Maintaining Salesforce data on funders and grant applications

● Maintaining annual fundraising calendar

● Assisting Executive Director in preparation for quarterly board meetings

● Liaise with board and funders as required

● Communications with foreign and national funders: inquiries, correspondence


Education and Experience:

● A minimum of three years experience in development, preferably in a nonprofit environment

● Excellent writing skills, preferably with experience writing grants, grant reports, and annual appeals

● Attention to detail; ability to prioritize, problem solve, and multitask; and strong organizational skills are a must

● Understanding of fundraising needs and workflows for non-profits

● Ability to prioritize tasks and manage multiple projects under the pressure of deadlines

● Ability to work with a team and independently in a fast paced environment.

● Bachelor’s degree or equivalent number years’ experience.

● Computer skills including Microsoft Office and G Suite

● Salesforce/database experience a plus

● Familiarity with funding landscape in NYC and beyond is a plus

● An interest in contemporary art is desirable


Position is part-time: 16 hours a week, non-exempt with an hourly rate of $23. Benefits include paid holidays, vacation, paid sick time, pro-rated health insurance, and 401k plan. Candidates will be required to show proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon commencing employment.

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Programme Lead Visual Effects, Digital Arts and Animation B.A (Hons)






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Catalyst Institute for Creative Arts and Technology is an international, creative production learning community based at the extraordinary Funkhaus facility. We deliver bachelor and master’s degree programmes in music production, film production, visual effects, digital arts and animation and screen acting to students from more than 60 countries.
Our courses are based on the values and concepts of progressive education whilst complying with the rigorous requirements of a UK university qualification. We encourage students to push their creative boundaries way beyond what they thought possible at the same time as engaging with their personal growth as a human being.
We aim to become THE international creative production and performance learning institution of choice for students from around the world. We are dedicated to building a diverse team in our multicultural environment and strongly encourage applications from minority groups.

About the Role

We’re looking for an enthusiastic and experienced academic to refine and run our Visual Effects, Digital Arts and Animation B.A programme. As the programme lead you will be tasked with refining, developing and running a cutting edge B.A programme according to your own practical experience in the industry whilst aligning with our teaching and learning philosophy. You will have the support of multiple roles within the organisation, both to ensure cohesion between all of our courses and to get inspiration from what we’ve done before - but your hands will be free to develop the course that you feel will excite, motivate, and create the best possible space to learn in.

Below you’ll find a list of responsibilities that the programme lead role carries, along with more details. This position could be anything up to a full-time position depending on the skills you have to offer and the amount of teaching that is available. We encourage applications from adaptable and flexible individuals who are looking for new opportunities to grow! We look forward to hearing from you!


Upholding the vision and direction of the programme through thorough planning, development and refinement processes.

Key Accountabilities

Setting out objectives, vision and strategy
Designing programme content, course structure, schedules, outlines, and delivery methods
Helping to design appropriate spaces and equipment
Developing marketing copy
Interviewing prospective students
Communicating with potential students about the course
Advertising for, interviewing and hiring new tutors
Providing educational support and planning for tutors
Developing projects and module handbooks with tutors in line with module descriptors
Attending weekly team meetings

About You

You may have many or all of these qualities/experiences:-

Strong pedagogical background, with a relevant B.A/M.A to back it up
Relevant industry experience with a strong creative portfolio
Strong communicator speaking and writing in English at a high level
An interest in progressive education methodologies (PBL a bonus)
Highly developed real-world teaching practice at Higher Education level
Efficiency in designing and carrying out administration processes
Ability to critique and guide the teaching and assessment of others
Experience in conceiving, developing and enacting planning strategies
Achieving great results with ideas rather than large budgets
Happy to get your hands dirty and be a team player.

You should be able to demonstrate that you are exceptionally capable with evidence of earlier real-world roles/ projects to prove your abilities with a deep knowledge and practical understanding of working in a higher education environment (U.K HE sector a bonus).

We will be testing your capabilities and role fit as part of our interview process. Short-listed applicants may work a trial day as part of the interview process.

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