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Join Our Team

The Lab is recruiting for two new staff positions!

 

To schedule an interview, or with any questions,

please email ryan@latinemtlab.org

Director of Programs

The Director of Programs will run the many musical development programs that the Lab offers to its writers, as we;; as the public events we hold. This position is part-time (10-20 hours a week) and volunteer, with a small stipend. For full transparency, all staff positions are currently volunteer, and the Lab is working aggressively to secure funding to transition staff positions to paid positions. 

 

The ideal candidate has experience in new work development, specifically in musicals and / or Latiné theatre, and comes with skills in producing, directing, arts administration, and dramaturgy, or a willingness and desire to build their skills in these disciplines. We have a strong preference for a candidate located fully or primarily in the New York City area, due to the nature of our in-person and hybrid programming.

We care far more about finding the right person to be a champion for our writers and our community than anyone’s credits or resume, and are especially keen on recruiting someone who represents often underrepresented identities within Latinidad (Afro-latinx, female, trans, non-binary, indigenous, immigrant, LGBTQ+) 

Most importantly, if a position of this nature feels aligned with you and your artistic mission, and you feel called to be an advocate for this community: please apply regardless of resume or experience. 

The Director of Programs is intended as a top-level position within the organization, and we’re seeking someone with the ability to expand the scope of what’s possible within this industry. Below is a snapshot of the current programs we offer / have planned, but know that we are looking to bring in someone to actively challenge and expand the programming at the Lab for the benefit of the organization and our writers.

  • 4xLatiné presentations (currently in partnership with Teatro Latea) - four, fifteen minute excerpts of new musicals by Latine artists, staged and sung for an audience

  • Julia de Burgos Cohort - small group for writers to work together over a finite period of time on their current or new musical, led by a facilitator (first cohort planned for 3 months over summer 2022.

  • Table Reading Series - weekly table readings of new musicals (first series planned for summer 2022.)

  • Open Salons - open forums to look at and work through pieces of shows from writers (currently occur monthly)

  • Seminars - guest teachers join us to discuss various topics for writers (currently planned for once monthly)

  • Concerts / Benefit Galas - in planning for our first concert (early fall 2022)

  • Social events (happen every few months)

 

The expected responsibilities for the Director of Programming are below:

 

  • Organizing staff work to execute events

  • Working with the Managing Director to determine budget and handle hiring for all events

  • Directly leading some (but certainly not all) of our events needing moderators / facilitators

  • Recruiting and planning seminar teachers

  • Coordinating with staff on program announcements (including email and social media content)

  • Regularly assessing the success of various programs / developing new programming ideas / discussing with writers how best to build programs to serve their needs

  • Recruiting outside directors and other positions to assist in running programs (as needed, on a program by program basis)

  • Managing timelines and deadlines to execute events successfully and thoroughly

 

The Director of Programs is a top-level position within the organization, and will have access to the full staff and resources of the Lab. More specific duties (and boundaries, because boundaries are important) will be discussed with the final candidates. 

And something we want to add that we say to all of our staff - we understand that the work with the Lab is just one part of the full artistic and personal lives of each of our volunteers. Applying for, and even accepting, this or any other position comes with no expectation that life won’t change. We recognize and respect that the commitment of each of our staff members to the Lab is based just on the information they have now about their lives, their time, and their priorities. We want to make sure we’re always being human, first and foremost, and that any participation with the Lab comes with that understanding - that things change. And when they do, we send you forward with all the warm wishes in the world. 

 

If any of this sounds like it might be a good fit for you, your time, your passions - please reach out to us. Email ryan@latinemtlab.org to set up an interview. We look forward to hearing from you.

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Development Director

The Development Director will lead fundraising and grant writing efforts within the Lab. This position is part-time (5-10 hours per week) and volunteer, with a small stipend. For full transparency, all staff positions are currently volunteer, and the Lab is working aggressively to secure funding to transition staff positions to paid positions.

 

The ideal candidate has experience working in grant writing, non profit organizations, fundraising, and donor relations, or a willingness and desire to build skills in these disciplines. 

 

We care far more about finding the right person to be a champion for our writers and our community than anyone’s credits or resume, and are especially keen on recruiting someone who represents often underrepresented identities within Latinidad (Afro-latinx, female, trans, non-binary, indigenous, immigrant, LGBTQ+) 

 

Most importantly, if a position of this nature feels aligned with you and your artistic mission, and you feel called to be an advocate for the community: please apply regardless of resume or experience. 

 

The expected responsibilities for the Development Director are below:

 

  • Organizing and leading grant research

  • Coordinating with our in-house Grants Manager to fulfill grant deadlines

  • Work with staff to plan fundraising efforts

  • Coordinate work on benefits and galas

  • Maintain communication and relationships with past donors

  • Work with staff to plan fundraising messaging and resources

 

The Development Director is an entirely virtual position that can be done on any open time frame throughout each week. NYC residence is not required or expected, but a knowledge of the NYC musical theatre industry is helpful and encouraged.

And something we want to add that we say to all of our staff - we understand that the work with the Lab is just one part of the full artistic and personal lives of each of our volunteers. Applying for, and even accepting, this or any other position comes with no expectation that life won’t change. We recognize and respect that the commitment of each of our staff members to the Lab is based just on the information they have now about their lives, their time, and their priorities. We want to make sure we’re always being human, first and foremost, and that any participation with the Lab comes with that understanding - that things change. And when they do, we send you forward with all the warm wishes in the world. 

 

If any of this sounds like it might be a good fit for you, your time, your passions - please reach out to us. Email ryan@latinemtlab.org to set up an interview. We look forward to hearing from you.