Employment


Director of Programming & Community Impact

The Director of Programming & Community Impact will co-design, develop, and implement the Festival’s world-class artistic and humanities programs for the annual Festival event as well as year-round programming for residencies, special events, and community activities. This individual will proactively engage with and listen to New Haven’s racially and culturally diverse communities and artists and work closely with the Executive Director and team to represent the Festival locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally. The Director of Programming & Community Impact will design programs and foster artistic relationships that uplift the New Haven community. They will engage the community in national and international dialogue with artists and thought leaders, celebrating the New Haven’s global nature and elevating its visibility through international relationships. This individual will achieve the intersection between artistic inclusion and audience access as a way to engage those in the national and international arts and humanities sectors; community members in business, government, and local neighborhoods; regional tourism and economic planners; major arts organizations; donors; board, staff, and volunteers; the media; and multicultural and multigenerational audiences, among others. The Director of Programming & Community Impact will oversee program and production staff, including the Director of Production & Operations, Ideas Program Curator, Tours Program Curator, and The Louise Engel Community Engagement Manager.

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Director of Programming & Community Impact Job Description


Director of Development

The Director of Development will lead the Festival’s contributed revenue strategies and implementation, collaborating with the board and staff to increase annual philanthropic support from individuals, sponsors, foundations, and government agencies while also focusing on future endowment and planned giving initiatives. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director of Development will be an active member of the Festival’s leadership team and will work closely with the board of directors and the Development Committee in the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of donors. The Director of Development will be charged with the creation and implementation of a strategic development plan that leverages the Festival’s success and role in the community to increase contributions from individuals, corporations, and foundations. The Director of Development will provide guidance to the development team, including the Major Gifts & Individual Giving Manager, Institutional Giving Manager, and Patron Services and Accessibility Coordinator, to ensure a seamless and high- performing advancement operation for the Festival.

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The Director of Finance and Administration

The Director of Finance and Administration will be a strategic thought-partner and support for the Festival’s Executive Director and senior leadership team. The successful candidate will be hands-on and participative, and will lead and develop an internal team to drive the following areas with exceptional business acumen and a lens of equity: finance, business planning and budgeting, human resources, administration, and IT.

The Director of Finance and Administration will play a critical role in partnering with the senior leadership team in Programming, Marketing, Development, and Production for strategic decision making and operations as The International Festival of Arts & Ideas continues to enhance its quality programming and build capacity.  This is a tremendous opportunity for a finance and operations leader to maximize and strengthen the internal capacity of a well-respected, high-impact arts organization that is committed to advancing racial justice, global engagement and community impact in the performing arts.

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The Director of Finance and Administration Job Description