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CURRENT OPENINGS

Director of Communications & External Affairs
Graphic Designer
Public Art Manager
Public Art Coordinator
Digital Coordinator
 


Director of Communications & External Affairs

The Director of Communications & External Affairs reports to the President and is responsible for shaping, overseeing and implementing communications for Times Square. The Director oversees the organization's graphic design, digital, social media, internal & external communications, crisis communications, marketing promotions and strategic PR for major programming initiatives such as Times Square Arts, New Year's Eve, Summer Solstice & Taste of Times Square.

With a team of five – including the digital coordinator, communications manager, graphic designer, external affairs coordinator and communications coordinator - the Director is also responsible for directly managing external communications/branding consultants such as Rubenstein Associates, HD Made & World Studio.

The Director supports several cross-departmental communications campaigns & projects, including the Crossroads program to service local businesses and residents, a Partnership taskforce to better coordinate strategic partnerships across the organization, internal communications programs alongside Human Resources, the delivery of tourism services and historical content to visitors to Times Square; as well as communications for the "Times Square Transformation" - a 40 million dollar capital redesign project that will realize the next, permanent phase of the Broadway plazas in Times Square in collaboration with city agencies over the coming years.

The Director is also responsible for developing the strategic External Affairs program, overseeing the External Affairs coordinator and legal counsel firm Davidoff Hutcher & Citron LLP. In this capacity, the Director develops and drives the Alliance’s public policy and government affairs agenda across a range of issues and relationships, coordinating with community and civic partners to advance policy goals. The Director is responsible for executing strategic communications campaigns to highlight key quality of life concerns in the area, cultivating relationships with new/pertinent city agency staffers as well as City Hall, attending networking and community functions and meetings, and coordinating stakeholder outreach to key Board members and other audiences.

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Graphic Designer

We are currently seeking highly-motivated Graphic Designer to help us shape and tell the story of Times Square, cultivating the creativity, energy and edge that have made the area an icon of entertainment, culture and urban life for over a century.

The Graphic Designer manages the Alliance’s visual communications efforts, overseeing the visual brand of Times Square and the Times Square Alliance. This position supports multiple departments including Marketing, Communications, Public Art, Operations and Planning, Policy & Design and is responsible for creating all printed materials, advertisements, logos, signage and online graphics. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Develops and designs a variety of print and digital materials including advertisements, posters, logos, postcards, promotional items, invitations,  annual reports, and other publications
  • Oversees and enforces guidelines for the organization’s visual brand internally and externally
  • Closely coordinates with the events team to project manage design deliverables, timelines & execute on new/existing event creative
  • Coordinates the inventory of all graphical work and Alliance photography/video for easy retrieval and backup
  • Support web design efforts, including the design of website ads, banners, graphics and oversees email marketing (e-newsletters) program
  • Manages printing/mailing vendors, occasional oversight of consulting Graphic Design firm, and coordinates graphic design budget

Qualifications/Skills

  • BA/BFA in Graphic Design
  • 2-5 years of experience in web or print graphic design, either in an agency or in-house or freelance
  • Must have mastery of Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign or Illustrator)
  • Ability to collaborate with other staff and take directions from various people; ability to work in a fast pace environment
  • Strong conceptual planning, creative design, and typography skills and the ability to follow art direction and collaborate on layouts
  • Must have exceptional organizational and time management skills, including handing multiple projects simultaneously and ability to shift priorities and work will under pressure; meeting tight deadlines; and reacting quickly and smoothly to changes.
  • Photography, PowerPoint and Copywriting, digital applications (Flash, Dreamweaver) experience is a plus

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Public Art Manager

We are currently seeking an energetic, detail-oriented public art manager to help us manage the success of Times Square Arts, the public art program of the Alliance. This position involves all processes of public programs, including: creative development, funding, communications, implementation through to documentation and evaluation. Working with a dynamic Alliance team and significant cultural partners to realize the programming, this individual thrives in a collaborative environment. We seek an experienced producing manager who desires more curatorial experience and an opportunity to develop performance and installations for unusual public settings.

The Public Art Manager will report to the Director of Public Art and VP, Events & Programming and will also support others in the department, which includes events and sponsorships.

Qualifications:

  • Self-starter with strong collaboration skills
  • Energetic, creative, detail-oriented multi-tasker
  • A problem solver and logistics lover
  • Ability to remain calm, professional and diplomatic under pressure
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment
  • Experience with the arts in NYC, nationally or internationally
  • Excellent communication, administrative and organization skills
  • BA or equivalent
  • 2-5 years performing arts/producing experience
  • Strong social media skills a plus

The Public Art Manager will have the following responsibilities:

  • Support the Director of Public Art and the VP of Events & Programming in the planning and execution of public art programs
  • Manage the Public Art Coordinator, freelance staff (where appropriate) and internships
  • Duties include the procedures for permitting, planning, budget-tracking, contracting, production, as well as archiving and evaluating projects.
  • Manage the communications and marketing materials for print, online and social media with the Director of Public Art, partners and artists and Alliance Communications team
  • Manager with VP of Events & Programming and Operations, Public Art Coordinator and any other (where appropriate) freelance staff for the pre-production and day of logistics for all installations and events
  • Administer all planning and strategic documents for the Public Art program, including programming, funding, strategic communications as well as Review Committee and Advisory Committee needs
  • Manage and coordinate daily needs of partner relationships
  • Manage the mailing lists with assistance from the Development Associate
  • Work all public programs including events in the Times Square Museum and Visitor Center
  • Facilitate evaluation process with partners, artists and internal departments Facilitate evaluation process with partners, artists and internal departments
  • Assist Director of Partnership Marketing and Development Associate with materials and project details
  • Manage the evaluation process with partners and artists
  • Maintain project files
  • Other projects as assigned
  • Expected to work extended hours and weekends as needed for all events

Interested candidates should send cover letter explaining what you know about Times Square Arts and why the position appeals for your career growth, your resume and contact details for 2-3 professional references.

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Public Art Coordinator

Times Square Alliance, founded in 1992, works to improve and promote Times Square. In addition to providing safety and sanitation services, the Alliance coordinates many major events in Times Square including New Year’s Eve, manages an Information Center and advocates on behalf of its constituents with respect to a host of public policy, planning and quality-of-life issues.

We are currently seeking an energetic, detail-oriented public art coordinator to help us manage the success of Times Square Arts, the public art program of the Alliance. This role will oversee the daily coordination of permitting, planning, budget-tracking, contracting, production, as well as archiving and evaluating projects. With direct line-management from the Public Art Manager and the Director of Public Art and further reporting lines to the VP of Events & Programming and President of the Alliance, this role will work with all departments within the Alliance, external partners and freelance staff or suppliers. This role will be responsible for managing all aspects of the ‘Midnight Moment’ program and would benefit from video production experience and knowledge of Final Cut Pro for simple editing and/or InDesign to alter template design.

The Public Art Coordinator will report to the Director of Public Art and VP, Events & Programming and will also support others in the department, which includes events and sponsorships. 4 days (32 hours) per week /Salary + benefits

Qualifications:

  • Self-starter with strong collaboration skills
  • Energetic, creative, detail-oriented multi-tasker
  • A problem solver and researcher
  • Ability to remain calm, professional and diplomatic under pressure
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment
  • Excellent communication, administrative and organization skills
  • BA or equivalent
  • 2 years professional experience
  • Strong video and design skills a plus (particularly final cut pro and InDesign)
  • Detail-oriented

The Public Art Coordinator will have the following responsibilities:

  • Support the Director of Public Art and the VP of Events & Programming in the planning and execution of public art programs
  • Coordinate with Public Art Manager for the pre-production and day of logistics for all installations and events
  • Maintain Public Art Program’s production calendar
  • Create and distribute all-inclusive project forms for operations and events
  • Track project plan & budget with Public Art Manager
  • Organize and maintain Public Art files: program and project-specific
  • Update planning documents
  • Support the Manager with Minutes for internal and external meetings
  • Scheduling internal and external meetings
  • Review Social Media and Website for current information

Midnight Moment specific

  • Manage the nightly video program Midnight Moment whose program rotates monthly  (this includes coordinating between video artist, digital sign-holders, production house editors)
  • Coordinate review processes and proposals
  • Draft artist and supplier contracts for Midnight Moment
  • Supply copy, images and partner contacts to communications for press releases coordination with Communications and outside PR firm
  • Populate and update online content

Interested candidates should send cover letter explaining what you know about Times Square Arts and why the position appeals for your career growth, your resume and contact details for 2-3 professional references.

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Digital Coordinator

The Online Community Coordinator support the Alliance’s digital, social media, website and content creation efforts, cultivating the online audiences of the Times Square Alliance. The coordinator is responsible for managing and tracking social media across Alliance platforms (including Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, FourSquare, Pinterest, Instagram and others), growing and responding to online audiences, supporting digital campaigns for events & programming and promoting Times Square businesses online. Responsibilities include:

Social Media / Online Community Relations

  • Develop and execute social media strategy for all Times Square Alliance initiatives, events and programs, including tracking and fulfilling sponsor commitments
  • Building relationships with Times Square businesses in an attempt to promote activities via social media, training them on social best practices when appropriate
  • Ensure social media tactics/execution for individual campaigns ladder up with larger Alliance goals
  • Listen to daily chatter online about Times Square; respond to online inquiries, questions, comments; flag trending stories and breaking news for communications team and senior staff
  • Run weekly metrics on social media campaigns/tracking to share with senior staff
  • Research current industry trends as well as Times Square Alliance competitors and share best practices with the communications department
  • Staffing events for live tweeting/social media – when necessary – and training relevant events & programming staff on social media best practices
  • Capturing daily/weekly photos on plaza events to feed through social media
  • Tracking the historical timeline of Times Square milestones and pushing it out via social media with appropriate photos

Website

  • Participate in the content and presentation of the website ensuring content is up to date, relevant and inclusive with oversight from the Senior Communications & Marketing Manager
  • Using Content Management System (CMS), manage day-to-day operations of web site production including project management, vendor management, content scheduling and content posting
  • Manage quality control of site, ensuring high quality copy-editing, design, and technical standards
  • Publish daily on the site and vet copy, where appropriate
  • Produce and analyze weekly website traffic report, reporting on trends and significant changes
  • Responsible for reading and responding to Webmaster email
  • Manage accounts on 3rd party websites such as Listbox, ExactTarget, EventBrite, etc. and manages the content/data collected on these sites. (in partnership with the Marketing Manager). Create event registration forms, surveys, etc., and integrate them into the website

Content Creation

  • Brainstorm additional content that would support the Times Square Alliance’s goals and objectives in collaboration with the communications department and the Alliance as a whole
  • Assist in managing the creative process for producing unique video content – from hiring a videographer to pushing it out via youtube
  • Identifying digital strategists/partners when appropriate to help support and advice the Alliance on our digital efforts

Requirements

  • Excellent writing skills
  • Solid understanding of social media and its effectiveness as a marketing tool
  • Excellent analytical, organizational, project management and time management skills
  • Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suit programs (Illustrator, inDesign, Photoshop)
  • Experience working with a Content Management System
  • Familiarity with web analytics (Google Analytics)
  • Available to work some evening and weekends for events
  • Works well under pressure, flexible, has high attention to detail
  • Works well in a team environment
  • Experience in Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is a plus
  • Knowledge of HTML is a plus
  • College degree require. A degree in Marketing  a plus
  • Minimum of 2 years work experience

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