Assistant Director – Lower East Side Festival of the Arts

WHO: Lower East Side Festival of the Arts

SEEKING: Theater for the New City seeks an assistant director for its upcoming Lower East Side Festival of the Arts, taking place May 27, 28 and 29, 2011. Working directly with Crystal Field, Executive Director of TNC, plus a planning committee of 15.

REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must know Microsoft Excel for Mac. Strong Organizational skills are key. Be patient and resourceful. Must be able to attend committee meetings, once a week, probably on Saturday or Sunday at 3pm. Lots of phone calls and networking, especially as the event gets closer.

WHEN: 3/26/2011 – 5/30/2011

PAY: There is a stipend of $200.00. This is a great opportunity to get involved with one of NYC’s most active Off-Off-Broadway Theater companies.

Now in its 16th year, The Lower East Side Festival of the Arts is one of New York City’s most Diverse Cultural Events. The festival will bring together under one roof in just three days over 100 performing arts organizations, local and international celebrities, independent artists, poets, puppeteers, film makers and many others — all of whom reside, work or have their roots in the culturally diverse, willfully anarchistic Lower East Side. The 3-day, indoor and outdoor festival of the arts is organized by Theater for the New City and a coalition of civic, cultural and business leaders, and is FREE to all New Yorkers and visitors. THE LOWER EAST SIDE FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS was founded in 1996 to demonstrate the creative explosion of Manhattan's Lower East Side and the area's importance to the culture and tourism of New York City. Last year's festival attracted more than 3,000 people.

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HOW TO APPLY: contact Crystal Field

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