Tuesday, 25 April 2017 22:02

Government Affairs Coordinator

Sponsoring Organization

The Public Theater



425 Lafayette St. New York, NY 10003


Until Filled



The Public Theater seeks an organized staff person to support the Administrative Chief of Staff (ACOS) and advance The Public's work to engage appointed and elected officials in support of its programs and advocacy goals. 

Specific Responsibilites: 

- Provide support in all areas of Government Affairs to ensure that activity is efficient and effective. 
- Cultivate elected and appointed officials and staff
- Schedule regular meetings with key government officials and their representatives to facilitate understanding of the theater's programs and the audiences they serve
- Attend meetings with key government officials
- Support ACOS in inviting key community stakeholders, elected officials, and government staffers to performances, receptions, and special activities related to community engagement programs (i.e. Borough Nights, Mobile Unit tour performances)
- With Admin COS, represent The Public at government events (i.e. State of the City, City Council Testimony, community board meetings) and Public Theater Events (i.e. greeting elected officials speaking preshow, attending community engagement events with Council Members)
- Solicitation, proposal development and reporting for some government funding
- Developing documents with focused research and data relevant to government and community leaders
- Draft documents regarding community programs and services (i.e. monthly newsletter to City Agencies and elected officials, monthly newsletter to Board government relations taskforce).
- Update and manage government database and invite lists via Tessitura
- Prepare Department of Cultural Affairs reporting including montly IDNYC report, Culture Stat, Final Report, and Capital Request.
- Handle all administrative duties for the department including department budget


Position Requirements:

- 2+ Years experience working in an office environment
- Interest in the arts, advocacy, social justice, public policy, and relationship building
- Strong communication, organization, and time management skills
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office
- Experience with Tessitura preferred
- Ability to work some nights and weekends

The Public is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and is proud to be an equal opprotunity employer. Applicants from populations underrepresented in the theater field are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender,  gender identity or expression, familial status, sexual orientation, national origin, ability, age, or veteran status. 

Please send resume and cover letter to jobs@publictheater.org

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