The International Society for the Performing Arts (ISPA) is a global association of arts management leaders, who come together with the shared goal of strengthening the arts internationally by building leadership ability, recognizing and discussing field-wide trends and new developments, and deepening global exchange through the arts. We achieve this through professional congresses, leadership development programs, resource sharing, and exchange.
Guided by a strategic plan, ISPA supports more than 500 members in 60 countries around the globe. In addition to two annual congresses, ISPA supports multiple leadership development programs and regional events. With a small but committed team of 5, the work environment is positive, collaborative, and encouraging of initiative.
Position and Responsibilities
Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the Administrator role is diverse including responsibility for office management, providing support services to the CEO, the ISPA Board of Directors and all committees, and contributing to the general team environment. The incumbent will also support ISPA’s annual New York Congress planning committee and provide general assistance in realizing a successful Congress.
Specific responsibilities will include:
ISPA’s offices in Manhattan support a small staff of five full-time positions and a seasonal intern in a shared environment. The responsibilities include:
ISPA holds an annual Congress in January in New York and an international Congress mid-year (2019 – Guadalajara, 2020 – Taipei, 2021 - Reykjavik). Working with the CEO and other staff, this position provides important support to the Congresses:
Ongoing support to the CEO is an important element of the position. Responsibilities include:
Terms: Full-time, 1-Year contract, with expectation to renew, competitive salary plus benefits
Location: Manhattan with some travel. Applicants must be authorized to work lawfully in the United States.
ISPA is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.
Please email your resume with a cover letter including salary expectations by July 26th at 5:00 pm EST to:
Please be sure to include all documents in a single PDF and indicate Administrator Application in the subject line.
Please visit www.ispa.org for more information about our organization.