Public Engagement Manager

New York, United States · Programming


Public Engagement Manager

The High Line is a non-profit organization founded in 1999 to save the historic, elevated rail line from demolition. After a significant and successful campaign the organization converted the rail line, which is owned by the City of New York, into a vibrant public park in partnership with the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation. With an annual visitorship of nearly 8 million people to its park, the High Line strives to provide an essential, accessible public space for the residents of New York, as well as to be a community asset that benefits our surrounding neighborhood.

For the last ten years, the High Line has organized a considerable roster of public art and community engagement programs that serve New Yorkers of all ages. Working with emerging and established artists across genres-- from sculpture and video to performance and spoken word-- the High Line has been a site of creative experimentation and a commissioner of new works by exciting voices in contemporary art. As we near our 20th anniversary, we want to continue strengthening this work and creating a dynamic set of opportunities for the diversity of our audiences and constituents to engage with the artists, projects, and ideas that our public art programs put forward.

We’re looking for a full time Public Engagement Manager for our Programs Division to perform a range of artistic, administrative, logistical and communications activities as main administrator of our performance and programming activities.

Job Description

The Public Engagement Manager plays a critical role in all aspects of the planning, production, execution and evaluation of a robust yearly performance and programming calendar. The person in this role will be a key member of a larger team tasked with creating opportunities that make the park more inclusive and engaging to local audiences by stewarding efforts which include a range of artist-led, community-centered experiences, programs and performances.

This position will report to the Vice President of Public Engagement, and work in close collaboration with the new Public Programs Producer.




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