Project Manager

Type of Position:   Full-time

Salary:   $75-85,000

Job Type:    Hybrid

Application Post Date:   December 14, 2021

Application Deadline:   December 31, 2021

About Our Organization

Founded in 2008, Lifetime Arts is a national arts service organization that offers a positive, modern, artistic and social lens through which to serve, inspire and engage America’s growing population of older adults.

Our mission is to encourage Creative Aging by promoting the inclusion of arts education programs in organizations that serve older adults; to prepare artists to develop the creative capacity of older adult learners; and to foster lifelong learning in and through the arts by increasing opportunities for participation in community-based programming.

Our partners include hundreds of public libraries, museums, senior housing sites, senior centers, arts councils, performing and visual arts organizations across 30 states. To date, we’ve launched over 700 community-based programs, serving more than 10,000 older adults and have trained nearly 2,000 teaching artists and librarians, arts organization and senior service staff members to design, implement, and institutionalize these programs.

Job Position Summary

The Project Manager is responsible for working with the organization to plan and manage long-term, multi-team projects to ensure effective delivery within established budgets and timelines; seeking to ease the burden of tools, knowledge management, contractor management, and status reporting for internal directors and contributors; and for building project management norms and capacity across Lifetime Arts (LA).

The Project Manager will be skilled at leading teams and projects, and will have an understanding of both agile and waterfall methodologies, selecting and applying the best-suited tools and practices for project and organizational needs. This person will manage the kick off, task management, retrospectives, and closure of projects, raising and effectively addressing roadblocks to ensure success, improving throughput where possible, and adapting project timelines, resources or scope, as appropriate. While this individual has no direct reports at this time, the Project Manager is expected to be a servant leader, bolstering and guiding the teams to success.

The Project Manager will perform work functions remotely, with possible, in-person meetings in metro NYC approximately 4-6 times per year.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Support LA’s Education, Programming, Digital Media, Development, and Executive teams in project activities and operations
  • Seek to ease the burden of tools, knowledge management, contractor management, and status reporting for internal directors and contributors
  • Facilitate project kick off, daily scrum, retrospective, and ad hoc tactical meetings
  • Manage tasks, schedules, and status reporting for multiple concurrent workstreams
  • Identify and assist in removing project impediments, such as resource strains, competing priorities and deadlines, or other blocking issues
  • Develop and maintain project documentation including plans, schedules, requirements, meeting notes, actions and decisions
  • Maintain and enhance project communication and knowledge systems, including task tracking, risks and mitigations, status reporting, project artifacts and knowledge base
  • Establish project quality standards and best practices; train staff in tools and processes
  • Define scope and manage work with internal and external teams for the implementation of a CRM platform
  • Other team management and project management tasks, as needed

How to Apply

Please visit the complete job listing on our website ( and upload a resume, cover letter, and provide two professional references.

Lifetime Arts is an equal-opportunity employer and does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors and vendors. We will not discriminate and will take affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions, and other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant on the bases of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.