After 3.5 years of working at Flux Factory, our wonderful staffer Rhonda Lowry is leaving the city for new and exciting adventures. While we're saddened to lose a dear friend and key community member, we're excited to welcome and grow with a new Development and Finance Manager.
About Flux Factory
Flux Factory is one of NYC’s longest standing and most storied collective art spaces, founded in Williamsburg in 1994 and residing since 2002 in Long Island City, Queens. We support a welcoming community of international cultural producers. With 16 studios, several shared workspaces, and a gallery, Flux Factory provides affordable rent for 50 annual Artists-in-Residence who produce approximately 50 distinct public events annually. Flux is unique among Artist-in-Residencies for our community-driven approach and idiosyncratic spirit. Flux prolifically produces both group and solo exhibitions in our gallery space; all our public events are free, while artists are always compensated for their work. Flux produces group projects abroad, notably including an annual group residency at Denmark's ARoS Museum. This is a dynamic time of growth and transition at Flux, as we're well underway in a capital campaign to achieve permanent sustainability.
Learn more at www.fluxfactory.org
- Hours - Flux is open to part-time OR full-time employees, 3-5 days/week. We will consider candidates who are new to the field and eager to dive in full-time, as well as candidates who are more experienced but juggling multiple clients.
- Compensation - $30k-$40k per year, based on experience and availability. F/T employees are eligible for health benefits.
- Deadline - Submit the below form by Sunday, January 26.
- Fundraising Events - You will play the lead role to organize 2 annual benefits including a Winter silent art auction and a Summer banquet. You will solicit in-kind contributions and sponsors, generate marketing materials, spearhead logistics and volunteers. This work is performed in close collaboration with all Flux staffers and Board members.
- Grants - You will write, report and generally administer operating grants. Our portfolio includes both government and private foundations. This work is performed in close collaboration with the Executive Director and Board. In addition to sustaining ongoing funders, researching and strategizing around new grant sources is a key responsibility.
- Individual Gifts - You will work with Flux's staff and Board to cultivate Flux's donors and "Friends of Flux". You will work with Flux interns to manage Flux's donor database.
- Oversee program finances - Lead the collection of rental payments for Flux’s Artist-in-Residency, and oversee curators’ budgets for public events. This work is done in close collaboration with Flux’s Managing Director as well as curators, artists-in-residence and exhibiting artists.
- Managing Quickbooks - entering receipts, generating reports, delegating bookkeeping to interns and analyzing progress with the Executive Director.
Flux is a small team that does an incredible amount with limited resources. While we conscientious of each others’ boundaries, we frequently share responsibilities and opportunities in the spirit of cooperation and constant improvement. The job can sometimes be overwhelming, but never dull.
As a collective with a long tradition of artist leadership and an expansive, tight-knit community, Flux Factory is a highly social environment with tons of opportunities to connect with amazingly talented and creative minds. As a key member of the Flux community, you’ll have the opportunity to collaborate in Flux programs alongside Artists-in-Residence. Notably, this includes the opportunity to travel to help steer Flux international projects, as well as to co-curate group exhibitions.
The Ideal Applicant
Flux hires inspired people since each of us is more than a list of bullet points. We are willing to teach technical skills to the right person who demonstrates enthusiasm, writing skills, attention to detail and passion for art and community. Your cover-letter is a great place to show how your skills and interests are relevant to this specific position, especially if you’re new to the field.
That said, skills and experience matter a lot. The ideal candidate will have experience in some professional capacity with all of the above responsibilities, in a Development or other leadership capacity within a contemporary arts nonprofit. The ideal candidate will demonstrate strong engagement with contemporary culture as well as the capacity to manage multiple projects, priorities, and deadlines.
Given Flux’s vibrant community, you should feel comfortable working as a professional manager in an informal internal environment that depends on the close cooperation of staff and an entire community of artists. Navigating this tight-knit community requires empathy, humor and flexibility.
Flux Factory aims to create a hub for conversation and practice-sharing that is aware and responsive to systemic inequities and invests in the meaningful inclusion of historically marginalized groups and voices. Flux Factory is committed to and values diversity in its organization and programming as defined by gender, race, ethnicity, disability-status, age, sexual orientation, immigrant status, and socio-economic status. People of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. International candidates welcome, although Flux's capacity to assist on VISA logistics may be limited.
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