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Arts Partnership Manager
Marquis Studios


Reports to: Executive Director

Direct Reports: None

Location: Marquis Studios office & In the field

Status: Full-time

About Marquis Studios

Marquis Studios is a nonprofit, arts education organization founded by David Marquis in 1977, that inspires a passion for learning by bringing the arts into schools. Our team of over ninety Teaching Artists provides a full spectrum of multicultural arts education residencies in over 170 NYC public schools. Approximately 80 percent of our programs serve students living at or below the federal poverty level and more than 50 percent of all grant-funded programming is delivered in classrooms serving students with disabilities. Marquis Studios is recognized by the National Endowment for the Arts and was deemed the Kennedy Center VSA NYC Affiliate.

Nature & Scope of Position

The Arts Partnership Manager is responsible for the outreach, contracting and management of Marquis Studios arts residency programs. The Arts Partnership Manager is the primary point of contact for schools, organizations and prospective partners and is responsible for establishing and maintaining strong working relationships with these constituents. The Arts Partnership Manager will work with a wide variety of DOE personnel in schools and community-based organizations. This role entails significant time in “the field” working with assigned schools and organizations located across New York City’s five boroughs. The Arts Partnership Manager works closely with the Director of Programming and Director of Education to ensure the smooth execution of programs at each site. This position is a great fit for a diplomatic and organized relationship-builder who is passionate about advocating for the arts as an essential component of a well-rounded education.


Outreach/Relationship Building:

· Meet with school leadership to determine programming from our established menu of arts residencies that aligns with the needs of the students and the vision of the school.

· Implement research practices to identify potential partners that align with our mission.

· Cultivate working relationships with the NYC Council Members, NYC Department of Education (DOE) Staff, District Superintendents and Executive Superintendents.

Fiscal/Grant Management/Administrative:

· Track all residency contact information and program details to ensure accurate record keeping.

· Generate and process budgets for residencies and workshops booked.

· Create corresponding Work Orders, Letters of Agreement, and/or Contracts.

· Support schools with grant applications and reporting.

· Manage program documentation requirements supported by Community Based Organizations.

Program Quality Management:

· Communicate with schools on a regular basis to ensure that program quality is being maintained.

· Conduct regular site visits during residencies to provide support to both school leaders and teaching artists.

· Collaborate with colleagues to ensure best practices are aligned amongst schools, teaching artists, and administrative staff.

· Attend and document culminating events at schools, in collaboration with the Marquis Studios team.


· Work collaboratively with members of the staff to ensure high levels of understanding and transparency with regard to school programming.

· Assist at Marquis Studios events, workshops and retreats as needed.

Ideal qualities/skill sets:

· Demonstrated expertise in developing successful collaborations between diverse stakeholders.

· Strong problem-solving skills along with an ability to handle multiple priorities.

· A desire and willingness to collaborate with others across the organization.

· High standards of excellence and a willingness to do what it takes to get the job done.

· Adaptability to complete a high volume of varied responsibilities and thrive in a fast-paced setting, while working both independently and collaboratively

· Experience in a non-profit or public-sector environment with education or youth development preferred.

· Experience working with District 75 schools.

· Experience serving/advocating for students with disabilities; Familiarity with the inclusion model.


Bachelor’s degree. Graduate degree a plus.

· At least three years’ experience working in a related field (arts education, education, sales and marketing, development, etc.).

· Must be able to travel to multiple program sites and pass a Fingerprinting background check with the DOE.

· Proficient with standard office technology, including Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Word)

· Available to work occasional weekends and evenings.

· A positive outlook and a sense of humor!


Marquis Studios offers generous benefits; including health insurance, personal days and vacation time as well as ample professional development opportunities, and a flexible working schedule.


How to Apply

Application Deadline: Friday, January 31st, 2020. Interviewing priority will be given to candidates who apply by Friday January 24th.

Inquiries: Interested applicants should send a cover letter and résumé to with the subject line “Arts Partnership Manager”. No calls, please.

Marquis Studios is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to seeking a diverse staff with respect to gender, age, race, ethnicity, national origin, class, marital status, educational background, religion, sexual orientation, and physical ability. All applicants are welcome.

Date posted:

January 12

Expire date

January 31

Contact email:
NYC AiE Roundtable