Executive Director

The Executive Director will provide imaginative leadership toward the development and realization of the Festival’s world-class artistic and intellectual programs. They will passionately articulate an organizational vision that weaves positive values of cultural diversity into the fabric of the Festival, where artistic inclusion and audience access are paramount. Interacting with a wide variety of constituencies, the Executive Director will 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.

To learn more and apply, please download the full job description and application instructions below.

Executive Director Job Description

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Company Manager

No. Required: 1
Start Date: TBD
Schedule: Part time until May then full time
End Date: Approximately mid-July

Description: The Company Manager will liaise with artists, and hire and manage a support team consisting of three Artist Services Coordinators, a Hospitality Manager, and supporting Hospitality Crew. The Company Manager is responsible for organizing all transportation, accommodation, and visa needs for Festival artists.

Requirements: Theatrical Company Management or related experience required. The Company Manager must be extremely organized and detail oriented, with good interpersonal skills.  Computer skills should include facility with the entire MS Office Suite. Knowledge of the USCIS visa application process a plus.

To Apply: Email resume and cover letter to jobs@artidea.org. No phone calls please.


Neighborhood Festival Coordinator

Number Required: 1
Start Date: January, 2020
End Date: June 15, 2020
Schedule: Part-time January - June

Description: The Neighborhood Festival Coordinator serves as a liaison between the neighborhood festivals and the International Festival of Arts & Ideas. Our Festivals occur in the Dixwell and Hill neighborhoods, and one additional neighborhood (TBD) to be added this year.  Neighborhood Festivals culminate with a shared celebration on the New Haven Green. The successful candidate will be passionate about the ways arts and culture build and strengthen cities, building and maintaining relationships with stakeholders throughout the community, possess outstanding verbal and written communication skills, and be eager to work collaboratively with staff in an organization that values the diversity of our city and state.  Some background in producing arts & cultural events is strongly preferred.

To Apply: Send a cover letter and resume with “Neighborhood Festival Coordinator” in the subject line to jobs@artidea.org. Applicants who do not include a cover letter with their resume will not be considered for this position. No phone calls, please.