We’re Hiring

David Johnston

EtM is hiring.



Only awesome nonprofit arts ninjas need apply.


Exploring the Metropolis (EtM) works at the intersection of real estate and the performing arts to provide workspace solutions for NYC’s performing artists. For over thirty years, EtM has been the only NYC-based nonprofit focused exclusively on this crucial issue. Through our groundbreaking research studies and workspace programs, EtM was instrumental in the development of the DiMenna Center for Classical Music and the CUNY Dance Initiative, and created NYC Performing Arts Spaces, now known as Spacefinder NYC. EtM works to help these two communities:

• Performing artists/companies seeking affordable, suitable workspace for rehearsal or performance.
• Cultural facilities with underused space and the need to activate it.

More information is available at www.etm.wpengine.com

EtM is seeking a part-time Finance & Program Associate. The successful candidate will be a positive, self-motivated individual, who is adaptable, organized, and exceptionally detail-oriented. He or she will work very closely with EtM’s Executive Director and Board Chairwoman.

The Finance & Program Associate will report to the Executive Director and will have four primary areas of responsibility:

• Financial management
• Program coordination
• Marketing
• Database management

Financial Management responsibilities include:
• Performing all bookkeeping responsibilities including A/R, A/P, reconciliations and general ledger maintenance
• Preparing for and facilitating annual financial review by external accountant
• Reviewing and submitting Form 990 with Executive Director
• Creating annual organizational budget with Executive Director
• Preparing monthly financial reports and providing analysis to Treasurer of the Board of Directors
• Ensuring the development and integrity of the systems of internal accounting controls and procedures
• Correctly accounting for multi-year pledges receivable and restricted assets;
• Providing budgets for grant proposals and reports
• Managing cash flow

Program Coordination responsibilities include:
• Administering the EtM Con Edison Composers’ Residency Program and Choreographer + Composer Residencies, in-tandem with the Executive Director. This includes updating annual guidelines and applications, processing applications, coordinating panel meetings and acting as liaison with resident composers and choreographers.
• Providing administrative support for EtM’s research studies, including coordinating focus groups and town hall meetings.

Marketing responsibilities include:
• Generating EtM’s bi-weekly e-newsletter in Constant Contact
• Contributing content to the EtM blog and social media
• Generating video and photo documentation of EtM activities
• Filming EtM Composer Spotlight Interviews, posting on EtM’s YouTube Channel, keeping up to date on resident activities and publicizing on social media, and updating Residency program outreach contact list
• Submitting event listings to the press and other media
• Website updates

Database Management (for funders, programs, and marketing) responsibilities include:
• Processing all donations in GiftWorks donor database
• Entering new contact records
• Synchronizing GiftWorks with Constant Contact email marketing system
• Providing donor and event attendance reports
• Adhering to consistent data-entry protocol to ensure integrity of database

Other responsibilities of this position include assisting Executive Director on grant proposals and individual giving campaigns, completing EtM’s annual CDP profile, board meeting preparation and recording minutes, attendance at events.

• Prefer active in or familiarity with NYC’s performing arts landscape
• Bachelor’s degree
• Min. three years experience in a nonprofit organization strongly preferred
• Understanding of nonprofit fundraising, governance, accountability and management
• Familiar with GAAP guidelines and nonprofit accounting best practices
• Fluency in in Quickbooks is a must. Must also be fluent in Microsoft Office
• Experience with donor database systems and emailing platforms
• Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
• Experience with social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube
• Experience with video editing software preferred
• Sense of humor

• $25/hr, 25 hrs/wk. P/T, hourly, with opportunity for F/T after three months.
Application Instructions
Email resume (PDF preferred), cover letter and two professional references to David Johnston, Executive Director, at david@exploringthemetropolis.org


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