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Ars Nova is committed to developing and producing theater, comedy and music artists in the early stages of their professional careers. Our unique development programs are designed to support outside-the-box thinking and encourage innovative, genre-bending work. By providing a safe environment where risk-taking and collaboration are paramount, Ars Nova gives voice to a new generation of artists and audiences, pushing the boundaries of live entertainment by nurturing creative ideas into smart, surprising new work. On & off-stage, we value equity and inclusion and prioritize representation and diversity. Learn more about how to join the team below, and if you’d like to learn more about what we’re doing to promote fair wages, check out our Fair Pay Guidelines

EMPLOYMENT

EXECUTIVE COORDINATOR

POSTING DATE: January 25, 2022
SALARY: $50,500 Annually
STATUS: Full-time Permanent, Non-Exempt

POSITION DESCRIPTION: 

Ars Nova seeks an ambitious Executive Coordinator who is a thoughtful communicator with exceptional attention to detail and excellent organizational skills. Reporting jointly to the Founding Artistic Director and Producing Executive Director, the Executive Coordinator will ensure smooth operations of the executive offices, managing multiple concurrent deadlines, priorities, and personalities.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

Please submit a resume and a personal statement. Ditch the “cover letter” and speak from the heart about what excites you about this work. While we ask that resumes be submitted in written form, we invite applicants to submit their Personal Statement via a written piece, audio or video recording – whatever form best supports your self-expression.

Ars Nova recognizes both that it is a predominantly white institution and that our institutional practices have historically led to the exclusion of people of the Global Majority from our team. We are actively working to become a more diverse, anti-racist, inclusive organization; please see our commitments and progress towards these objectives HERE. We hope candidates of the Global Majority will accept our invitation to apply.

ASSOCIATE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR – ARTISTIC DEVELOPMENT

POSTING DATE: January 23, 2022
SALARY: Level 2 of our FY23 Fair Pay Guidelines: $80,000-$100,000 Annually
STATUS: Full-Time Exempt

POSITION DESCRIPTION: 

Ars Nova seeks an accomplished and highly collaborative artistic leader who is confident in their unique perspective, possesses excellent community building skills, and has the ability to further Ars Nova’s work identifying, incubating and launching emerging talent.

This is one of two Associate Artistic Director roles on a re-formed Artistic Team that also includes our Associate Artistic Director – Artistic Discovery, Andrew Neisler, and our Head of Artistic Programs, Eric Shethar. Recognizing the company’s commitment to fostering new work as well as its high standard of artistic risk-taking and excellence, the two Associate Artistic Directors will form a collaborative partnership to co-lead Ars Nova’s next artistic chapter, with the guidance of Founding Artistic Director Jason Eagan, and alongside a synergistic Ars Nova staff.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

Please submit a resume and a personal statement. Ditch the “cover letter” and speak from the heart about what excites you about this job opportunity. While we ask that resumes be submitted in written form, we invite applicants to submit their personal statement via a written piece, audio or video recording – whatever form best supports your self-expression.

Ars Nova recognizes both that it is a predominantly white institution and that our institutional practices have historically led to the exclusion of people of the Global Majority from our team. We are actively working to become a more diverse, anti-racist, inclusive organization; please see our commitments and progress towards these objectives HERE. We hope candidates of the Global Majority will accept our invitation to apply.

EMERGING LEADERS GROUP FELLOWSHIP

ABOUT THE EMERGING LEADERS GROUP

Ars Nova is looking for smart, motivated, young cultural leaders who are underrepresented in the theater field for our emerging leaders group. More than just an internship, this hands-on training program makes you an integral part of the day-to-day operations of our office and the discovery, development and launch of our artists. The emerging leaders group also provides professional development and networking opportunities that prepare you to launch your career in arts administration.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

Please revisit the page in late spring for the FY24 ELG applications. 

In order to help maintain an equitable process, please do not submit unsolicited candidate recommendations. For process or technical questions, please email jobs@arsnovanyc.com.
 
Ars Nova is an Equal Opportunity Employer, is committed to the principle of diversity and encourages applications from persons of color and individuals with disabilities.

STILL NOT CONVINCED? DON’T TAKE OUR WORD FOR IT, TAKE THEIRS:

KIMBERLY SEARSMarketing Fellow, Fall 2018
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In addition to making a career in New York possible, Ars Nova also gave me many tools and training opportunities to really prepare me for a full-time, entry-level position. The office culture at Ars Nova is a very positive place of constant improvement — I never felt afraid to ask a ‘dumb’ question or to join a conversation being had by full-time staff members. Emerging Leaders have direct access to everyone on the team and it started to feel like a family by the end of the program.
KRISTIN GOEHRINGProduction Intern 2013
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My expectation was that I was going to get pretty good technical theater experience and meet new people. What I walked away with was being introduced to an incredible family of people/artists and had the opportunity to be an integral part of brand new shows.
NICHOLAS LEUNGMarketing Fellow, Summer 2018
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My favorite parts of the summer were the many seminars we had with theater professionals from across the professional spectrum. The team at Ars Nova ensured that we were always talking with the most interesting and exciting people: from casting directors to award-winning playwrights to theater critics to entertainment lawyers (the list goes on). Every conversation gave me a new perspective on how to navigate this exciting and volatile industry.
CHELSEA BARKERDevelopment Fellow, Fall 2018
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Ars Nova’s Emerging Leaders Group program was one of the best first steps I could have taken as a first-time arts administrator. Not only was it an opportunity that dropped me right into a 40-hour work week, but it was one that helped me better clarify and specify what I wanted to do as a career within a safe and supportive team of professionals… If it weren’t for the people at Ars Nova, I would not have left with the confidence and ability to feel like I am ready to get to work and make a difference. [Ars Nova] gives voice and prepares a new generation of art administrators to help support and make the creation of live entertainment possible through their ELG program.
RYAN DOBRINArtistic Fellow, Fall 2018
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As a member of the Emerging Leaders Group, I was fully a member of the Ars Nova team. While my position was temporary and designed to be educational, my role was vital to the inner-functioning of the Artistic team. By being assigned real responsibilities and having my voice be listened to by my supervisors, I was being told my work mattered and that they trusted me to get it done efficiently and well. I could never have learned as much as I did if my hand was held throughout my months in the office. Instead, I was gently trusted, and with check-ins, intentional assignments, and being asked my opinions, I was told that I could represent the company in the integrity of my work.
CAROL ALMONTEProduction Apprentice 2018
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I felt really included in the Production department - like I was part of the team and that helped my development more than anything. I felt comfortable enough to ask questions. And to that point, I felt like I could learn from mistakes and that Jes and Kris would take the time to help me grow. And having done this internship, I'm a part of the Ars Nova family and I'm so grateful for that.
CHRIS VOEGELSProduction Apprentice 2019
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My internship had me do a little bit of everything in production - sometimes all in one day! It really showed how much and how many people it takes to produce a piece of theater, and it really let me take ownership of my role in that process. It's a fantastic experience for anyone who can roll with the punches and does "a little bit of everything" in their theatermaking.
ARJUN BIJUProduction Apprentice 2019
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Being a production intern during ANT Fest was as crazy, hectic, and wonderful as I thought it would be. What I didn't expect was the family of kind, welcoming, and genuine people I would get the chance to work with and be a part of...Once you're a part of the Ars Nova community you never really leave it!
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SUBMIT WORK

New work for the stage isn’t always created around a table. Ars Nova has a number of programs and performance series designed to provide opportunities for artists to see their work in front of an audience throughout the stages of a development process. More information is below, with links to submission details when applicable.

The Ars Nova artistic team is always out seeing new work. Please feel free to send us an invitation to your show at artistic@arsnovanyc.com. Information about how to submit to ANT Fest, Showgasm and Play Group can be found below. Due to the volume of submissions we receive for these programs, it may take us up to six months to respond, so please bear with us. These programs are our best opportunity to get to know artists and projects, so we don’t accept unsolicited submissions outside of their application windows. Feel free to invite us to your work around town until the next application period opens!

ANT Fest

An annual festival of All New Talent designed to showcase groundbreaking emerging artists from a range of disciplines.
Check out the ANT Fest webpage to be on the lookout for applications!

SHOWGASM.

Our raucous variety show-meets-party with performances ranging from hilarious to titillating to utterly inappropriate! We’re always on the lookout for new performers to showcase. Learn more by signing up for our mailing list

CAMP

Ars Nova CAMP residencies provide a dynamic group of comedy creators with peer support and artistic feedback as they work on developing a new comedic work in weekly meetings. Applications are accepted once a year. Visit the CAMP webpage to learn more.

Our efforts to keep Ars Nova an active artist hub go beyond the shows we produce. Join our initiatives to engage a thriving community of artists:

Play Group

Play Group applications are accepted once a year! Click HERE to learn more!