Program Director (Part-Time. Paid.):

SUPERFRONT, a 501c3 not-for-profit for architectural experimentation, seeks a seasonal Program Director to lead the execution of spring and summer programming from March through December 2012. The Program Director leads SUPERFRONT operations and part-time staff in exhibition and event locations throughout New York City. This involves the coordination of public programs, primarily SUPERFRONT’s annual Public Summer program. The Program Director is responsible for meeting all guidelines associated with non-profit funding and not-for-profit status, as well as ensuring that SUPERFRONT programming fulfills its mission statement.

The Program Director will report directly to the SUPERFRONT Board. From March through September the Program Director will focus on developing and leading the Public Summer competition and installation on a site that draws tens of thousands of visitors. From September to December the Program Director will have the opportunity to participate in curating and strategic planning for 2013 programming.

– Program Director position will begin in March and last 9-10 months.
– This is a part-time position. The Program Director will work independent hours. The responsibilities require an estimated 15 to 20 hours/week.
– Compensation: Upwards of $2,000 per quarter, based on experience.

– Oversee development and execution of Public Summer program and related projects in pursuit of SUPERFRONT’s mission
– Manage interns, volunteers, and contractors; support the growth and development of volunteer community
– Direct and guide a winning design team in the construction and execution of SUPERFRONT’s annual Public Summer installation, including construction logistics
– Organize the production of a large-scale built installation, including design materials, such as site plans, construction schedules, and budget developed for the project
– Cultivate partnerships with community activists, the professional planning, art, architecture, and education communities, researchers, and philanthropists to further Public Summer and SUPERFRONT’s mission
– Liaison and assistance to architects and artists participating in Public Summer
– Create and lead workshops and related spring events to expand involvement in Public Summer
– Collaborate with Board of Directors to set organizational goals and monitor/evaluate achievements
– Manage communication of SUPERFRONT identity, including public relations and email announcements

– 2–5 years experience in a related field
– Non-U.S. citizens must possess a valid work visa for the internship period
– Experience leading diverse teams and administering related programs
– Outstanding organizational, interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills
– Demonstrated experience working in design, arts, or community development
– Background working with a diverse population including community activists, artists, architects, academics, philanthropists, and policy makers
– An advanced degree is preferred in Architecture, Planning, Urban Studies, or a related field

How to Apply
Please submit your curriculum vitae and cover letter to apply – No portfolio necessary.  First consideration will be given to materials received by February 12, 2012. Your cover letter should discuss how your training, work experience, and vision will complement SUPERFRONT’s need for leadership and growth. Please include the names and contact information of three professional references, as well as any links to relevant work. No portfolios please.

Email preferred: apply[at]

732 Greene Ave #3B
Brooklyn, NY 11221

Women and people of color are especially encouraged to apply.