The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts (LPA) has been an essential provider of information, ideas, inspiration, and education for people worldwide for more than 50 years. LPA is a unique combination of scholarly research center and circulating public library housed in one building located on the campus of Lincoln Center, the world's leading performing arts center.
Reporting to the Executive Director of the Library for the Performing Arts (LPA), the Deputy Director plays a critical role in the day to day operations at LPA, and in the development of new and innovative services and methodologies to support LPA’s expert staff and world-class research collections. S/he ensures and enhances the quality and consistency of user experience by facilitating cross-departmental and cross-institutional collaborations. S/he is a strategic and tactical thinker who embraces technology and excels at building partnerships, empowering staff, and collaborating with other libraries, community agencies, and organizations. S/he has experience with managing budgets and the knowledge to oversee LPA’s physical and virtual presence.
-5 to 8 years of progressively responsible relevant experience in a leadership role for a not for profit organization including administrative experience, budget, and personnel management
-Active interest in one or more performing arts subject areas
-Successfully demonstrated leadership experience within a library, educational institution, or non-profit organization with substantial supervisory experience and fiscal responsibility
-Demonstrated understanding of the ways a research library collections facilitate scholarship and of the diverse, changing ways researchers, artists, educators, and students use physical and digital collections for learning and creative pursuits
-Demonstrated commitment to public service and to the particular role that research collections and services play in service of a public library mission
-Demonstrated ability to engage curators, librarians, staff, and external constituencies including the artistic community in the collaborative planning, coordination, and execution of new services or programs
-Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain close and productive working relationships with colleagues and constituents in an environment where consultation, flexibility, collaboration, and cooperation are essential
-Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills
ALA accredited Master’s degree in Library and Information Studies, or Arts Administration, or other relevant field, or an equivalent combination of education and significant leadership experience in a large non-profit organization