Part-Time Artistic Director

  • Deadline / Program Start: 12/04/2020
  • Organization: RiverArts
  • Organization Type: Arts Services Organization
  • Grant / Salary: 40,000
  • Location: Hastings-on-Hudson, NY
  • Primary Discipline: Presenting & Multidisciplinary Works
  • Recurring: No
  • URL: Link

RiverArts, an organization that promotes creativity in communities along the Hudson River, is seeking a part-time (25 hours/week) Artistic Director (“AD”) to join the storied 57 year-old organization and partner with the Managing Director in advancing the organization’s artistic and community-building goals. Its current programming includes an after-school music program, annual dance concert, a free Studio Art tour, a free Music Tour, artist conversations, summer camps and a chamber music concert series. The organization recently commissioned a new play that was performed on Zoom.

RiverArts’ AD provides the inspiration and creative energy that fuels our artists and volunteers. The AD will be the driver of innovation by creating new opportunities for artistic expression as well as being a conduit for the ideas of our growing community. RiverArts seeks to expand that community by hiring an AD with the desire, ideas and resources to realize a slate of diverse, equitable, and inclusive programming.

In the short-term, the AD will conceive ways to bring the organization’s work to a digital setting during the pandemic. RiverArts recognizes that some of this virtual programming may be desirable even when it is safe to gather again. We seek someone for this role who has a willingness and enthusiasm to embrace innovative solutions and new technologies.

The AD will lead the efforts of a part-time Music Program Director as well as a number of Event Producers who receive small stipends for their work. Responsibilities in fundraising, communications and board governance will be shared with the Managing Director.

This role is part-time with flexible hours and a warm, collegial work environment. During the pandemic, RiverArts’ employees are working from home with a possible return to a rented office space in 2022.

$40,000/per annum for 25 hours/week; four weeks of paid vacation

Full position profile including information about RiverArts, specific responsibilities and position qualifications can be found at