Marquis Studios is always looking for good people! Whether for a position in our office, internship opportunity or a teaching artist role, we want to work with passionate people who love what they do. See our open positions below.
Reports to: Interim Executive Director
Direct Reports: None
Location: Marquis Studios office and in the field
About Marquis Studios
Marquis Studios inspires a passion for learning by bringing the arts into schools and empowering students to achieve their full potential. In the 2017-2018 academic year alone, we served 40,000 students through 582 arts residencies in 168 New York City public schools throughout all five boroughs. Approximately 80 percent of our programs serve young people living at or below the federal poverty line. More than 50 percent of all grant-funded programming is delivered in classrooms serving students with disabilities. Marquis Studios is recognized by the National Endowment for the Arts and was deemed the Kennedy Center VSA NYC Affiliate. The Education Liaison will join a team of more than a dozen mission-driven administrative staff, 90+ experienced Teaching Artists, and 20+ passionate Teaching Assistants who are dedicated to continuing the non-profit’s 41-year old legacy.
Nature & Scope of Position
This position is a great fit for a diplomatic and organized relationship-builder who is passionate about helping young people discover the arts. The Education Liaison will cultivate positive working relationships with and manage partnering schools and organizations to ensure Marquis Studios can fulfill its mission. The Education Liaison will collaborate with the Director of Programming, Director of Education, Teaching Artists, and two other Education Liaisons to ensure smooth execution of programs at each school. The ideal candidate will administer Cultural After School Adventures (CASA) grants that support Marquis Studios programs.
Develop strategies to successfully maintain and renew client schools and partners.
Research schools and organizations to identify potential partners.
Create and process budgets for residencies and workshops booked within assigned client schools.
Visit schools during residencies to observe and evaluate Teaching Artists and nurture relationships between schools and Teaching Artists.
Manage bookings supported by Cultural After School Adventures (CASA) grants.
Serve as a source of support for Marquis Studios Teaching Artists.
Propose new residencies to offer client schools in collaboration with the Director of Education and Director of Programming.
Collaborate with colleagues to ensure best practices are aligned amongst schools, Teaching Artists, and administrative staff.
Coordinate grant-required staff screening processes between Teaching Artists, Director of Programming, Director of Education, and schools.
Attend and document culminating events at schools, in collaboration with the Marquis Studios team.
Create work orders, letters of agreement, and subcontracts.
Develop and nurture working relationships with NYC Council Members and staff within assigned area.
Cultivate working relationships with the NYC Department of Education (DOE) District Superintendents and Executive Superintendents. Obtain strategic invitations to district principals’ meetings where needed.
Assist at Marquis Studios events as needed.
Bachelor’s degree required. Graduate degree a plus.
Deep experience working in a related field (arts education, education, arts, sales and marketing, development, etc.)
Proven track record developing and managing relationships and partnerships.
Sharp sales, business development, or negotiation skills.
Ability to represent Marquis Studios in a professional and engaging manner when acting as Marquis Studios’ ambassador to schools, funders, etc.
Excellent communication skills (written, verbal and public speaking/presenting).
Ability to work independently and collaboratively.
Effective multi-tasking and problem-solving skills.
Ability to travel to schools.
Familiarity with the New York City Department of Education a plus.
Background in managing programs supported by the NYC DOE, the Office of Arts and Special Projects (ELL/SWD grants), and NYC Department of Cultural Affairs (CASA grants) is a plus.
Experience serving/advocating for students with disabilities a plus.
Bilingual a plus.
Experience using standard office technology, including Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Word), Google Suite, Dropbox, Salesforce, etc.
A sense of urgency and a sense of humor.
Salary and Benefits: The salary is $55,500. Marquis Studios offers generous health benefits and personal time, ample professional development opportunities, and a flexible working schedule.
Starting Date and Schedule: Starting date is anticipated to be in Fall 2018. Most work is during regular business hours. The Educational Liaison should be available to work occasional weekends and evenings.
Inquiries: Interested applicants should send a cover letter and résumé to Jobs@marquisstudios.org with the subject line “Education Liaison”. No calls, please. Interviewing priority will be given to candidates who apply by Tuesday, September 4, 2018.
Marquis Studios is an equal opportunity employer.
Founded in 1977 by David Marquis, Marquis Studios is a multi-disciplinary arts education nonprofit that inspires a passion for learning by bringing the arts into New York City public schools.
Mr. Marquis served as the Executive Director until 2017 and was a dynamic well-loved leader who brought to his work considerable experience as a theater artist of many capacities. On November 12, 2017, David Marquis passed away due to health complications. His work lives on through the students, teachers and parents served by the many programs offered by Marquis Studios. Before his death he requested that the Support Center, located in downtown New York City, assist the Board of Directors with this very important executive transition.
One hundred and fifty New York City public schools in all five boroughs are served annually through partnership with Marquis Studios. Students served are predominately low income and a quarter are students with disabilities, many from District 75 schools. A dedicated administrative staff of twelve, a team of ninety-six Teaching Artists, and a $3.5 million budget make it all possible.
Services provided by Marquis Studios include the following:
-Core curriculum programming consisting of ten-week arts residencies taught by Teaching Artists.
-A full spectrum of arts residencies that encourage student exploration of dance, media, music, theater and visual arts.
-Custom designed programs to meet the educational goals set by the school
-Programs that address New York State Learning Standards, both in the arts and academic areas.
-Professional development for classroom teachers to provide arts education techniques and concepts that can be brought back to the classroom.
-Parent/Child Workshops that help parents understand the connection between arts and academics while providing a fun, hands‐on experience parents and children can share.
The Marquis Studios administrative offices are in the DUMBO neighborhood of Brooklyn.
The Board members of Marquis Studios value the history, program quality, and professional relationships forged over the years and are seeking a new leader who will maintain and build upon this treasured history.
The full-time Executive Director reports to the Board and has overall responsibility for the operation and representation of Marquis Studios to its various communities. Duties include advancing the organization’s mission, supervising the administrative staff and 96 teaching artists/assistants, implementing policies, managing financial resources, managing partnerships, and being the ‘face’ of the organization. The Executive Director oversees an annual operating budget of $3.5 million with revenue from government contracts and grants. Programs are active in all five boroughs of New York City.
-Exercising oversight for all aspects of the organization’s administration and program delivery, policy implementation, quality assurance, and infrastructure
-Serving as the principal representative of Marquis Studios in interactions with all partners, funders, government representatives, and other interested parties
-Inspiring and motivating the Teaching Artist team and insuring the proper balance between independence and agency standards in insuring a unique and valued product
-Earning the respect and trust of public school administrators, school superintendents, and funders during a sensitive time of adjusting to a new leader
-Comfort with promoting the Marquis Studios offerings in a persuasive way that results in ‘win – win’ arrangements for schools, students, and Teaching Artists
-Preparing operational updates and analytic reports for the Board related to the organization’s programs, finances, and other matters as appropriate
-Participating with the Board in strategic planning and insuring financial sustainability
The Qualified Candidate:
Marquis Studios seeks an outgoing, confident, responsive person with exceptional communication and relationship building skills. Qualified candidates will have:
-A passion and caring for the mission and purposes of Marquis Studios
-Extensive experience in arts education, public school collaboration, arts curriculum development, mentoring and/or artistic professional development
-Ability to inspire and motivate teams
-An ‘outcomes orientation’; knowing how to effectively capture impact/outcome information and utilize it well in communications
-A minimum of seven years of senior management-level leadership experience
-Professional, highly effective written, verbal, communication and presentation skills
-Proven strong interpersonal skills with the ability to build and maintain important relationships with institutions, professionals and artists as well as ‘selling’ what Marquis offers
-Demonstrated success in operational and financial oversight, strategic planning, organizational development and nonprofit governance
-An interest in and ability to explore and develop additional resources that enhance the organization, while honoring its rich history and culture
-Ability to interact effectively with the Board with demonstrated prior experience in working with a Board
-A Master’s Degree in Arts Education, Nonprofit Management, Public Administration, or another relevant field is preferred
Applications will be considered from experienced organizational leaders or senior level organizational staff members who aspire to be Executive Directors.
Salary and Benefits:
The current annual budget for Executive Director salary and benefits (inclusive) is $130,000 – $160,000. Compensation package details are negotiable based on experience and individual priorities.
To apply please submit your resume and cover letter to: Marquis-Search@supportcenteronline.org
Please be sure to include a cover letter with the following information:
-Description of your interest in the position
-Evidence that your qualifications and experience match the organization’s interests
-Evidence of passion for the mission
-How you learned of the position
Submission deadline is August 31, 2018. Only electronic submissions will be considered. All applications will be treated as confidential.
Marquis Studios is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively seeks a diverse pool of candidates.
Travel expenses to interviews and relocation expenses for the new Executive Director will NOT be reimbursed by Marquis Studios.
The executive transition and search is being facilitated by the Executive Search and Transition Management division of the Support Center for Nonprofit Management. Questions may be addressed to Don Crocker at email@example.com. The Support Center is a Management Support Organization serving nonprofit and philanthropic organizations.
For more information please visit: www.supportcenteronline.org
Reports to: Director of Education
Status: Part-time (20 hours/week)
Location: Marquis Studios’ new office – DUMBO, Brooklyn, NY; www.MarquisStudios.org
About Marquis Studios:
Marquis Studios inspires a passion for learning by bringing the arts into schools and empowering students to achieve their full potential. We offer a full spectrum of residencies that encourage student exploration of visual arts, theater, music, dance, architecture, media arts, circus arts and puppetry. Our team of Teaching Artists serve more than 40,000 students annually from pre-K through high school in more than 150 NYC public schools in all five boroughs. Approximately 80 percent of our programs serve young people living at or below the federal poverty line, and more than 50 percent of all grant-funded programming is delivered in classrooms serving students with disabilities. Marquis Studios is recognized by the National Endowment for the Arts and has been deemed the Kennedy Center VSA NYC Affiliate. The Professional Development Specialist will join a team of a dozen mission-driven administrative staff, 90+ experienced Teaching Artists, and 20+ passionate Teaching Assistants who are dedicated to continuing the non-profit’s 41-year old legacy.
The ideal candidate is a passionate, active educator of youth and adults, looking to fulfill an administrative leadership role at a leading arts education non-profit. The Professional Development Specialist will ensure that Marquis Studios’ Teaching Artists are given access and opportunity to excellent professional development in both skills-based and pedagogy-based subjects as they relate to arts education. We believe in the ongoing support and development of our staff. The person in this position will be challenged to create opportunities to explore relevant topics with our Teaching Artists and keep them informed of professional development opportunities in the NYC arts education community. In collaboration with the Director of Education, the Professional Development Specialist will assist with identifying Teaching Artist needs, planning and executing trainings and workshops, and supporting Marquis Studios’ recently-launched Teaching Artist Advisory Board. This could be a wonderful opportunity for a Teaching Artist and skilled facilitator who is ready to take on a management role.
– Train and professionally develop all new Teaching Artists (TAs).
– Deliver ongoing assessment and professional development of current staff of TAs.
– Design and execute Marquis Studios’ professional development programs, such as semi-annual organizational meetings and monthly in-house professional development workshops/trainings.
– Oversee, manage and facilitate the annual Teaching Artist Training Program (TATI), a six-week training for arts educators working with students with special needs.
– Liaise with Teaching Artist Project Cohort (TAP) through The Community Word Project.
– Represent Marquis Studios at the Face to Face Conference and other external conference opportunities.
– Communicate with all internal departments and TAs in an effective and timely manner.
– Keep staff updated on trends in arts education alongside the Director of Education.
Requirements and Qualifications:
– Bachelor’s Degree (BA or BFA) required, MA or MFA preferred
– At least 3 years of experience working in the NYC Arts Education community
– At least 5 years of experience working as a Teaching Artist (any arts discipline)
– Experience working with and leading a team of arts educators a plus
– Experience working with special needs populations
– Strong inter-personal, collaboration and teambuilding skills
– Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
– Strong problem-solving skills, along with an ability to handle multiple priorities
– Ability to work in an open office environment
– Ability to work independently and manage own workload
Inquiries: Email your résumé and a thoughtful cover letter to Jobs@MarquisStudios.org; Subject line “Professional Development Specialist”. No calls please. Only qualified applicants will be contacted.
Application Deadline Date: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Interviewing priority will be given to candidates who apply before Friday, August 24, 2018.
Ideal Start Date: mid-September 2018
Marquis Studios is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to seeking a diverse staff with respect to gender, age, race, ethnicity, national origin, class, educational background, religion, sexual orientation, and physical ability. All applicants are welcome.