The College of Performing Arts (CoPA) at The New School is seeking a highly qualified Large Ensemble Manager to join its production team. Reporting to the Associate Dean of Production with a secondary report to the Associate Dean of Mannes, the Large Ensemble Manager supports more than 500 students across the college who take part in large ensemble activities including but not limited to the Mannes Orchestra, Mannes American Composers Ensemble, and The New School Studio Orchestra. The Manager works closely with production and academic staff, faculty, and administration to ensure that large ensembles function in alignment with the curricular and learning goals and philosophy of the college. The Large Ensemble Manager helps to create a highly inclusive and educationally rich environment for CoPA students while effectively managing large ensemble activities and associated guest artists, staff, production crew, and student workers.
This is a full-time, salaried position. Benefits information for full-time faculty and staff can be found here: https://www.newschool.edu/human-resources/full-time-benefits/
The New School is committed to creating and maintaining an environment that promises diversity and tolerance in all areas of employment, education and access to its educational, artistic or cultural programs and activities. The New School does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, creed, sex or gender (including actual or perceived gender identity or expression or transgender status), sexual orientation, sexual and other reproductive health decisions, pregnancy, religion, religious practices, mental or physical disability, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, veteran status, marital or partnership status, or any other legally protected status.
Production and Operations (70%)
Manage all operational elements of ensemble rotations, from initial conception & rehearsal preparation through load-out following the final performance, including coordinating rental venues, overseeing transportation logistics, and collaborating with CoPA/TNS staff to create technical production plans and develop concert programs
Manage the orchestra library, secure performance rights, execute purchases/rentals of scores and parts, and oversee the preparation and distribution of parts
Manage stage setup for large ensemble rehearsals and performances, supervising Student Crew workers and working closely with The New School’s Facilities staff
Participate in university season planning processes and make requests for rehearsal and performance venues.
Maintain inventory and maintenance of orchestral instruments owned by CoPA
Assist with summer residency and partnership activities as assigned
Teaching and Learning (30%)
Partner with the Artistic Director of the Mannes Orchestra and academic administration to make pedagogically informed decisions regarding repertoire selection and part assignments for large ensemble concerts, balancing individualized learning outcomes and objectives with the personnel needs of the selected repertoire
Administer and attend orchestra auditions and assist with annual juries
Serve as primary point of contact for students assigned to large ensemble experiences
Provide key elements of assessment including attendance-taking, concert etiquette, and general preparation
Additional responsibilities as assigned
Three years of experience in arts administration or production, including student work, internships, volunteer work, and other forms of experience
Two years of specific experience in orchestra personnel or orchestra stage management
Substantial knowledge of the operations of orchestras and other music ensembles, including knowledge of repertoire, personnel management, orchestra library management, and/or stage management
The ability to read music and use notation software such as Sibelius or Finale.
Strong analytical skills and ability to develop creative approaches to complex issues.
Excellent oral and written communication skills; can present complex information to various audiences.
Impeccable time management and organizational skills
Remain competent and current through self-directed professional reading, developing professional contacts with colleagues, attending professional development courses, and attending training and/or courses as directed by the supervisor.
Experienced or able to learn and develop fluency in The New School’s suite of data systems including WorkDay, Tableau, Banner, and 25Live.
Ability to adhere to university COVID-19 policy and requirements
Demonstrated commitment to Equity, Inclusion, Social Justice, and the transformative power of the arts and education.
We look forward to receiving your application!
The Assistant Dean for Full-Time Faculty Affairs oversees the thoughtful implementation of policies and processes related to full-time faculty. A key member of the senior leadership team at Parsons, the Assistant Dean works alongside the Executive Dean and Deans’ Council, and is charged with developing strategic, multi-year approaches in the oversight of full-time faculty affairs. The Assistant Dean plays a critical role in anticipating or elevating pressing issues pertaining to processes, policies, or individual personnel concerns and working toward their resolution in partnership with the Provost’s Office and Human Resources. Further, the Assistant Dean -- in partnership with the Associate Dean for Faculty -- provides empathy and clarity in working closely with faculty at various points in their careers from recruitment through retirement.
Working with multiple university-based partners, the Assistant Dean represents Parsons on College and University committees and provides Parsons-based leadership on the oversight and management of administrative processes related to:
reappointment, tenure, and rank promotion reviews for full-time faculty at Parsons;
searches/hiring of new full-time faculty including US work authorization if international;
faculty contracts, MOUs, and employment-related letters and actions related to faculty compensation and benefits;
sabbaticals and other academic leaves.
This position reports to the Vice Dean for Academic Affairs and Planning, works closely with the Vice Dean for Academic Operations and Planning, five School Deans, and the Associate Dean for Faculty, a faculty counterpart who serves in that capacity. Faculty Affairs is also supported by a Manager.
The New School is strongly committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace and particularly seeks applications from members of underrepresented groups, as well as candidates who share this commitment.
In concert with the University's mission and directives in regard to full-time faculty matters, the Assistant Dean:
Liaises and collaborates with the Provost Office and other colleges of the New School on the development, planning, implementation, and refinement of policies, calendars and processes for promotions, hiring, including the full-time faculty handbook;
Oversees and implements processes for faculty reappointment, tenure, and rank promotion reviews, working with the faculty, review committees, the Associate Dean of Faculty, Parsons Executive Dean, and the University Provost’s Office; directs the processes for annual performance reviews;
Advises and supports the Executive Dean and liaises with the Provost Office, General Counsel and Human Resources in matters of full-time faculty grievances, employment terminations, and disciplinary actions;
Drafts and ensures compliance with executed full-time faculty contracts; liaises one-on-one with faculty related to contract issues;
Drafts official communications between Parsons, the Provost’s Office, Human Resources, and the General Counsel's Office; with governance bodies within Parsons; and to individual faculty.
Initiates planning and approval process for full-time faculty leaves;
Ensures compliance with existing policies for full-time faculty in accordance with the university full-time faculty handbook and directives;
Collaborates with the Parsons Equity, Inclusion, and Social Justice Coordinator on the recruitment of diverse and under-represented candidates for faculty positions, and the hiring and retention of new full-time faculty;
Other duties as necessary to support the goals and priorities of the Parsons Deans’ Office.
The appropriate candidates will have (Minimum Requirements):
A bachelor's or advanced degree in a relevant field is preferred, along with five years’ experience in project management, higher education administration, or related.
Culturally sensitive and educated to effectively interact with a wide range of people with a positive and inclusive mindset.
Strong problem-solving, organizational, and project-management skills; interest in refining existing processes to improve efficiency.
Experience with strategic leadership, or demonstrated capacity to take on such a leadership role;
Excellent writing and organizational skills.
Ability to work both independently and collaboratively.
Ability to assess the relative importance and sensitivity of issues and manage the issue appropriately, especially with regard to confidentiality.
Ability to adhere to University COVID-19 Policy
Direct experience working with faculty in an educational institution or as a full-time faculty member who has been through a promotion process.
Legal and/or human resources background.
Hybrid/Split - Employees hired for this position have regularly scheduled, consistent percentage of time on campus (ex 1-4x/week) and also work some of the time remotely.
$100 - 108K annual
Since our founding in 1919, The New School has pushed the boundaries of knowledge, creativity, and societal engagement. Today, we are a comprehensive university with a unique multi-dimensional academic approach designed to foster deep critical thinking and creative problem-solving, enabling students to actualize their potential and vision.
The New School’s Continuing and Professional Education (CPE), is embarking on a substantial growth strategy and seeking an innovative, results-oriented, and experienced professional to join its team to help drive this growth. Within this division, Parsons Executive Education develops innovative programs to equip bold leaders with the necessary mindsets, methods, and tools to navigate and leverage uncertainty in a rapidly changing world. CPE programs are geared to the life-long and executive learners and are designed to advance professional learning at the forefront of pressing global challenges. CPE programs are currently framed by the topics of Climate Futures, Equity, Inclusion, and Social Justice, Making and Materiality and Creativity and Innovation.
Reporting to the Vice Provost And Academic Dean for Continuing And Professional Education, the Director of Fashion Programs, Executive and Professional Studies is a close partner of the Director, Parsons Executive Education. The role is primarily responsible for curriculum development, strategic outreach with industries and partnerships, senior coordination with academic partners, and teaching in the executive education area.
We seek candidates whose professional/creative practice includes senior leadership experience in fashion and the business of fashion, a teaching trajectory, and a deep interest in shaping the future of these fields through professional learning, partner engagement, and new initiative development.
Consistent with the Parsons Executive Education and CPE division, candidates should demonstrate a desire to collaboratively discover, prototype, and teach next-generation practices within the fashion industry in one or more of the following areas: fashion industry futures - management, innovation and leadership; the stakeholder economy; fashion industry sustainability and circularity; and the global luxury market.
The ideal candidate for this position has a demonstrated track record of cultivating and overseeing successful, cutting edge fashion industry collaboration; graduate and/or professional level teaching and learning; sound business acumen; a flexible and collegial interpersonal style; and deep experience in advocating for and advancing design-led practice with C-suite leaders and adjacent industries.
The New School is strongly committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace and particularly seeks applications from members of underrepresented groups and candidates who share this commitment.
Collaborate closely with the Vice Provost, CPE colleagues in the Academic Division, and academic leadership at Parsons School of Design to develop fashion programs in the Continuing and Professional Education division of the University. In this capacity, create a systematic plan to help build the curriculum for a suite of new and innovative programs in the non-credit and executive education field with a focus on the adult learner.
In consultation with the Director, Parsons Executive Education and academic leadership at Parsons School of Design, identify faculty expertise for the instruction and delivery of non-credit and executive programs and oversee their successful planning and the delivery of these programs for the division.
Strategic outreach with industry and partnerships
Conduct strategic outreach with various industry partners and external organizations and leading individuals in the sector that may contribute to new alliances and networks to make new program development successful. These activities range from industry connections that will inform content development, enrollment growth, and delivery of targeted sponsorships. This portfolio of work will be closely supported by and coordinated with advising, marketing, and sales teams within CPE and be driven by a market-driven approach to uncover opportunities for new program development in executive education (open enrollment and custom programs).
Liaise and coordinate with the N-Ventures team to discuss collaborations with external parties and industry funders that could help drive new ventures and business opportunities for the entrepreneurial division of the university.
In collaboration with colleagues, identify opportunities to promote the Parsons Executive Education brand, platform and programs through presentation, publication, and thought leadership
Senior coordination of programs and teaching in the non-credit space
Provide high-level curricular coordination to Parsons Executive Education colleagues, faculty, and stakeholders on programmatic vision, frameworks, content, evolution, and follow up for courses undertaken in the division. These activities may include participating in partnered programs with other academic institutions, such as ESSEC Business School, for the executive education space.
Participate as lead coordinator and/or faculty in executive education for open enrollment, long-form programs and in custom executive education, committing to a select number of learning experiences annually delivered in on-site, online or hybrid formats
Bachelor’s degree required
This position is based in New York City
10+ years Creative Leadership experience in the fashion industry and fashion business, and academic environments
A clear understanding of the global fashion industry and a track record of commitment to its flourishment
A history of initiating and executing successful collaborations and new initiatives with demonstrable positive impact
Online and In-person teaching and learning expertise in the graduate level and/or professional space, and working knowledge of adult education technologies
Excellent interpersonal and collaboration skills, including the ability to effectively interact with a diverse network and audience, and proven ability to build successful relationships
Strong presentation and advocacy skills
Able to support, contribute to, and strengthen a vibrant, culturally diverse, and inclusive learning community of participants, alumni, faculty, and fellow professionals
Ability to adhere to University Covid-19 policy and requirements
Advanced degree in a related field
Evidence of long-term collaboration with global partners with demonstrable positive impact
Interest in contributing to the development of a vibrant and relevant learning ecosystem for adults and executives to advance the Parsons’ brand and renown in design
Hybrid/Remote - Employees hired for this position primarily work remotely with the occasional on-campus presence required with advanced notice. Employees in this role will also be expected to use their best judgment to be on campus when necessary in order to best fulfill the responsibilities of their job descriptions.
$135,000 - $145,000
The Admission Counselor for the Parsons School of Design reports to the Associate Director of Undergraduate Admission for Parsons. The incumbent is a dynamic and enthusiastic professional who will work independently and in a team environment to recruit highly qualified students into the art and design programs at the undergraduate level. The Admission Counselor will be an art and design specialist while also representing the myriad educational offerings at The New School to students and families, faculty and influencer networks.
This position requires extensive travel throughout the United States, and possibly some international travel as planned. The incumbent must be flexible to work weekends and evenings during high travel and other high volume admission times.
The New School is strongly committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace and particularly seeks applications from members of underrepresented groups, as well as candidates who share this commitment.
Interview students, conduct group information sessions, and travel throughout the United States to represent The New School at high schools, community colleges, college fairs, public and service organizations, and art and design recruitment events including National Portfolio Days. This requires speaking publicly to individuals and groups during events and meetings on- and off-campus and assisting with planning and execution of all on-campus recruitment and portfolio review events for Parsons School of Design
Develop and maintain close working relationships with key secondary school constituents and field incoming communications (telephone calls and emails) from prospective students, parents, and college counselors interested in knowing or receiving information about the details of academic programs and community at The New School.
Review admission applications, credentials, and portfolios to determine eligibility for admission and maintain a strong understanding and accurate account of information about the academic programs and The New School community
Make outgoing communications (telephone calls, emails and social media posts) to prospective students, parents and college counselors and assist in the development, maintenance and execution of the department’s communication plan to prospective and admitted students, as well as initiate unsolicited leads and generate new business when appropriate
Facilitate the enhancement and maintenance of the admission social media plan that is designed to engage prospective students, their families, and others who desire a relationship with art and design at The New School
Provide basic information and routine advice, guidance and assistance to prospective and current students using established procedures and policies on available programs and eligibility requirements, including the application of policies, procedures and documentation regarding the admissions process
Serve as a liaison between the student and the community of The New School, and assist in the completion of necessary enrollment forms
Data entry and management of data as needed, such as executing reports to assess the effectiveness of admission policies and procedures and maintain general knowledge on financial aid processes, staying current on industry trends and best practices of the profession of college admission counseling
Other duties as assigned by supervisor
Outstanding interpersonal skills
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Sincere interest in working with diverse populations
Valid driver’s license and passport
Facility with Microsoft Office Suite
Ability to adhere to TNS Covid-19 Policy
Coursework or major in art and design
Experience with CRM or databases
Hybrid/Remote - Employees hired for this position primarily work remotely with the occasional on-campus presence required, with advanced notice. Employees in this role will also be expected to use their best judgment to be on campus when necessary in order to best fulfill the responsibilities of their job descriptions. NOTE: The employee is solely responsible for all costs incurred to travel to campus when required.
$60,000 - $64,000