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Nonprofit Remote Digest - Issue #145

The Center at West Park, a not-for-profit performing arts center based in the West Park Presbyterian
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Nonprofit Remote Digest - Issue #145
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The Center at West Park, a not-for-profit performing arts center based in the West Park Presbyterian Church on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.

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About the Center at West Park
We are a small and passionate team committed to developing and inspiring an inclusive home for the arts by revitalizing West Park Presbyterian Church, a New York City landmark. Our work builds on the church’s legacy as a venue for exemplary performances and as a space for activism and community service. 
Our mission is to build a more inclusive community in the Upper West Side neighborhood and all of New York City by presenting diverse, engaging, and boundary-pushing artistic and cultural programming; providing affordable performance, rehearsal, and event space to local artists and community members; and preserving the West Park Presbyterian Church’s historic edifice. We are creating a vibrant cultural hub, a forum for conversations and connections that transcend barriers to address the important issues facing our society today.
Position Description
The Grant Writer will be the point person for applying for NYSCA and DCLA programming support for FY 2021. The Grant Writer will collaborate with the Center staff and key board members to shape existing language, draft new language, and prepare all the necessary materials and documentation. The Grant Writer will serve as the project manager for these grant applications and will be responsible for making sure the applications are completed in a timely manner. 
Qualifications
  • Prior experience in successfully applying for NYSCA and DCLA funding
  • Skilled writer and editor with a strong understanding of standards and expectations for government arts grants
  • Well-organized and committed to meeting deadlines
  • Passionate about supporting the development of a new organization and early-career artists
Working Environment
The Grant Writer will work closely with the Executive Director, Artistic Director, and Board Treasurer, and may liaise with other staff and board members as well. The Grant Writer may work remotely or at the Center office as needed, and will participate in a modest number of meetings at the Center or on conference calls. 
The Center’s office is located in the Community House of West Park Presbyterian Church at 165 W 86th Street, 2nd floor. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. 
Compensation
This is a contract position. Compensation is $5,000 for approximately 200 hours of work over six months from mid-September 2019 through mid-March 2020, paid in monthly installments. Additional hours paid at $25 per hour.
The Center at West Park is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are building a welcoming and inclusive community that spans diverse points of view; cultural, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds; national origins and immigration statuses; ages, abilities, orientations, and gender identities; and religious and spiritual affiliations (or none at all). We call the diverse members of our community into relationship through our shared commitment to creative and intellectual expression. People of all backgrounds, especially those from communities that have been denied equal access or are under-represented in the field of arts administration, are encouraged to apply. The Center is committed to paying all our employees and contractors a living wage.
How To Apply
Please send a cover letter and resume to [email protected]
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
Preferred start: week of September 16, 2019
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