Director of Programs

International Studio & Curatorial Program

1040 Metropolitan Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 10016


Oct 20, 2023


Oct 10, 2023

Full time / $75,000 annually / ISCP / Brooklyn, NY

The International Studio & Curatorial Program is seeking a Director of Programs in East Williamsburg, NY. ISCP is a not-for-profit, residency-based contemporary art center for emerging to mid-career artists and curators from around the world. Founded in 1994, ISCP has hosted over 2,000 artists and curators from 90 countries. Please visit for more information.

The Director of Programs is responsible for managing, developing, and implementing ISCP’s artistic programs. Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to, developing new professional and artistic networks both within the local arts community and internationally, including funding organizations. The Director of Programs works under the supervision of the Executive Director, supervises the
Programs Assistant, and oversees the programmatic responsibilities of all other staff members.

Currently ISCP provides the following programs, which are the Director of Programs’ responsibility to develop, plan, and implement:
● Residency Program: including but not limited to 24 guest critics annually and advisors for International Residency program, 20 regional field trips annually, all Ground Floor program benefits
● Public programs: Bi-monthly ISCP talks, bi-annual Open Studios, summer Open House, and other occasional events including evening resident outings every two months
● Coordinate and plan alumni initiatives
● Oversee the organization of occasional off-site programs The Director of Programs also oversees the exhibition program in consultation with the Executive Director. The Director of Programs will curate occasional projects; others will be curated by independent curators. Some exhibitions are accompanied by publications.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
● General office administration and management
● Board and sponsor correspondence
● Daily communication with artists and curators in the program
● Supervise Programs Assistant on maintaining relationships with existing, lapsed and potential sponsors, and assistance with program organization
● Supervise Facilities Manager for exhibition installation and deinstallation, coordinate Facilities Manager’s schedule with Director of Finance and Operations
● Initiate and foster collaborations with a diverse range of organizations, arts professionals and government representatives

The position is the primary liaison between the artists and curators in residence and a chief liaison with arts professionals, the arts community, and the public. The Director of Programs represents ISCP at certain designated events that involve promotion for the program and its artists and curators.

Education and Experience:
● A minimum of five years experience in contemporary arts programming, preferably in a nonprofit environment.
● Ability to work with a team and independently in a fast paced environment.
● Attention to detail, ability to prioritize, problem solve, and multitask.
● Must have supervisory experience.
● Familiarity with the grant writing process.
● Bachelor’s degree or equivalent number years’ experience.
● Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Office and G Suite; Salesforce/database experience a plus

Position salary is $75,000
Benefits include paid holidays, vacation, paid sick time, health insurance, and 401k plan.

Application Instructions

To apply, please email your resume and cover letter in PDF format to Mollie Flanagan at with “Director of Programs” as the subject line. No applications will be accepted without
a cover letter.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Due to the quantity of applicants, ISCP regrets it can only contact individuals selected for further consideration for the position. ISCP is planning to fill this position by October 20, 2023.

If much of this job description describes you, please apply for this role. Research shows that women and people from underrepresented groups often apply to jobs only if they meet all the qualifications. ISCP recognizes this and encourage those with relevant skills and experience to apply.

The International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. ISCP does not discriminate due to age, sex, gender identity, religion, race, color, national origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other factor prohibited by law.

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