Executive Director, The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space

The Greene Space New York City, New York


Description

Executive Director, The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space

The Greene Space is an intimate performance venue and state of the art broadcast and video studio located at 70 Charlton Street in Hudson Square with a capacity for live audiences of up to 120 people. Reporting to the Chief Content Officer of WQXR, the Executive Director will drive the vision and strategic direction of The Greene Space for its programmatic, financial, and operational leadership. The Executive Director will be adept at identifying the right business opportunities to grow and sustain The Greene Space and be a true relationship builder - both developing new client and partner relationships and nurturing existing ones. 

The Organization: New York Public Radio and The Greene Space

With a dedication to the New York region and a global perspective, New York Public Radio (NYPR) produces local news, innovative audio programming and podcasts, classical music programming, and live events that serve a passionate community on air, online, on demand and in person. Through award-winning enterprise reporting and storytelling, the power of music and culture in our community, and by nurturing today’s most talented creators, NYPR creates impact – deeper understanding, richer conversation, and more engaged and enlightened communities. NYPR’s work has changed hearts, minds, and sometimes even a policy or law.

Growing from its roots as a New York City-owned municipal radio station reaching, NYPR today is an independent, mission-based, non-profit serving communities in New York City, New Jersey and beyond. NYPR, home to WNYC-FM, WQXR-FM, Gothamist.com, WNYC Studios and The Greene Space, delivers news and cultural programming to the area’s 18 million residents, and audiences around the globe, through eight local radio stations, digital streaming and on-demand platforms and a live performance venue. 

Reporting to the Chief Content Officer of WQXR the Executive Director will drive the vision and strategic direction of The Greene Space for its programmatic, financial, and operational leadership.  The Executive Director will be adept at identifying the right business opportunities to grow and sustain The Greene Space and be a true relationship builder - both developing new client and partner relationships and nurturing existing ones. 

Job Summary

  • Create a sustaining vision for The Jerome L. Greene Space that aligns to our mission and creates engaging live experiences around the arts, politics and community issues 
  • Lead the creation and execution of a long-term strategic plan to grow audience, impact and ensure financial stability
  • Partner with NYPR revenue teams to drive financial support
  • Effectively manage P&L and annual expense budget which includes staff, project production, and facility operations and maintenance.
  • Take an entrepreneurial and creative approach to developing original, innovative programming ideas that engage audiences and build community
  • Lead a programming, operations and technical team and build a diverse, equitable and inclusive culture
  • Develop and nurture relationships with clients, partners and others within the New York City arts and cultural institutions
  • Collaborate with content leaders and creators throughout New York Public Radio to produce diverse offerings that leverage existing programming and talent

 

Qualifications

  • Progressive and extensive experience in performing arts production and presentation, live events and venue management
  • Deep curiosity and passion for the arts and thought leaders in all fields
  • High energy, entrepreneurial drive, creativity, flexibility, and results-orientation
  • A passion for the New York City arts, cultural, news and entertainment scene and a pulse on cutting edge NYC performance venues and cultural institutions
  • Demonstrated track record of successfully identifying opportunities to increase audience reach and revenue in innovative ways
  • Skilled at cultivating and maintaining relationships with people at all levels of an organization—both internal and external—across a diverse range of cultural, generational, ethnic, educational and social backgrounds
  • Strong management and operations skills that result in seamless execution of events 
  • Excellent communication skills; Be the “face” of The Greene Space and a persuasive presenter, especially to potential funders, executives, and NYPR Trustees
  • Experience in developing and using metrics to drive business decisions
  • Proven ability to build a cohesive, high-performing team  

Additional Information

This is a full-time role that includes benefits. New York Public Radio offers competitive compensation with excellent medical, dental, and vision insurance, vacation, personal, sick time and parental leave.

This role is currently operating in a remote capacity but will be expected to work as needed from our office once our hybrid model is implemented.  Evening event work is an essential part of this job.

 

Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

New York Public Radio is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We continuously strive to place our employees at the center of our thinking and elevate inclusive practices to develop and support a more engaged and productive workforce. Our journalism and operations in the service of that journalism benefit from a broad range of perspectives, from all backgrounds, at all levels of the organization. Diversity is essential to honest, authentic, accurate storytelling and reportage; creating an institution in which all voices are encouraged, valued, and heard.

 

Equal Opportunity

New York Public Radio is an equal opportunity employer committed to achieving the goal of equal employment opportunity for all. Applicants and employees are considered and evaluated for positions without regard to mental or physical disability, race, creed, color, religion, gender, national origin, citizenship status, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status, employment status or any protected federal, state or local status unrelated to the performance of the work involved.