Public Art Coordinator

New York, United States | Full-time


The Times Square Alliance seeks a Public Art Coordinator to support all aspects of its high-profile public art program, Times Square Arts. Times Square Arts, the public art program of the Times Square Alliance, invites contemporary artists to experiment and engage with one of the world's most iconic urban places - commissioning, producing, and presenting public art throughout Times Square’s plazas, vacant spaces, and digital billboards.

Arguably one of the largest public platforms for contemporary visual art and performance with 300,000 - 450,000 people typically passing through the district daily, the program continues Times Square’s long history as a center for arts and culture. Since its inception in 2010, Times Square Arts has presented the work of over 200 emerging and established artists in this dynamic and powerful public space, including Laurie Anderson, Tania Bruguera, Nick Cave, Mel Chin, David Hockney, Pipilotti Rist, and Kehinde Wiley. Times Square Arts also frequently partners with other New York City-based cultural organizations, including visual art institutions such as The Brooklyn Museum, The Queens Museum, and The Whitney; performance-based organizations such as Danspace Project, The Kitchen, and The Lot Radio; and festivals such as Crossing the Line, Performa, and Prototype.

We are currently seeking an energetic, detail-oriented Public Art Coordinator to support the administration of the Times Square Arts program. This role will report primarily to the Public Art Manager, work closely with the Director for Times Square Arts, and provide support to the entire Arts and Culture team, including Plaza Programming. This role helps keep the department running at the administrative level, handling invoices, scheduling, and contracts; supports communications efforts across social media platforms, newsletters, and web; plans events, including coordinating photo and video documentation; and assists in liaising with artists, vendors, and partners for our Midnight Moment program, public art projects and other arts initiatives.

We are looking for candidates who are meticulous, organized, proactive, curious, cool under pressure, adept at working independently and collaboratively, and passionate about engaging both artists and diverse publics in critical conversations through and around contemporary public art. We invite candidates to highlight their demonstrable interest and experience with any of the following:

  • Executive or administrative assistance
  • Communications, including writing, press releases, social media management, audio or video editing, and graphic design
  • Producing art projects, performance, or other live events
  • Public-facing engagement and/or education initiatives around art and culture

Additional Qualifications Needed:

  • Two to five years professional experience
  • Experience with the following software:
    • Google Suite and Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook)
    • Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat)
    • Salesforce or similar contact-maintenance software is a plus

Salary + benefits, commensurate with experience and industry standards. 

The Times Square Alliance is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Interested candidates should send a resume, three professional references with contact details, and a cover letter that demonstrates an understanding of our program and highlights the candidate’s qualifications for the role.