Hold These Truths

November 13, 2017 - March 14, 2018

Communications/Administrative Assistant Position Available

Wednesday, December 06 2017

Communications/Administrative Assistant

20-30 hours per week. Salary commensurate with experience. Reports to the Executive Director

No Longer Empty activates engagement with art and social issues through site-responsive exhibitions, education, and public programs located in distinctive urban settings. Our work generates participatory platforms that build and strengthen networks of cultural resources for artists and communities.  

No Longer Empty is seeking a Communications/Administrative Assistant to join the core team. As a Communications/Administrative Assistant, you will be playing a central role within a lean, active office. This includes supporting the creation and implementation of inventive marketing strategies, deepening of relationships with partners and followers, as well as diversification of income streams.

The right person for this job is: 

  • Extremely well organized and responsible 

  • Able to take on many types of assignments and projects at once 

  • Capable of working both independently and collaboratively 

  • Extremely professional and flexible and willing to connect with different types of people and cultivating diverse perspectives
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated passion for contemporary art in a range of forms and media 
  • Commitment to team-based processes to work toward a shared set of goals
  • Availability to work evenings and weekends


  • B.A. in Art History, Arts Administration or related field
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, social media platforms 

  • Working knowledge of museums, contemporary art, and social practice 

  • Excellent writing skills, interpersonal and phone skills 

  • Experience conducting research using a variety of sources and an excellent ability to synthesize and 
present information 

  • Three years professional experience working in the arts
  • Database management experience
  • Proposal writing, public relations, prospect research, donor relations, and stewardship.
  • Copy editing experience a plus

Communications/Administrative Assistant Primary duties include:

  • Organizing and implementing the communications plan
  • Creating PowerPoint presentations, preparing promotional material

  • Interfacing with supporters/partners in several capacities including follow-up via email and over the phone, organizing workshops/interviews, taking notes during meetings, and maintaining organized files on client materials 

  • Coordinating No Longer Empty’s online presence including website content management and social media campaigns
  • Writing and soliciting compelling content for print and digital materials
  • Organizing and maintaining No Longer Empty digital assets 
  • Researching, drafting, and copy editing reports focused on No Longer Empty initiatives for grants, fundraising campaigns, and individual giving 

  • Maintaining the No Longer Empty master calendar and facilitate internal communications to update and coordinate development, exhibitions, programming, education and communications tracks
  • Managing the development and communications databases
  • Administrative duties such as scheduling meetings, general correspondences, preparing payment requests, vendor relations, contracts, and other 
basic office responsibilities
  • Other duties as assigned


Please send a PDF of a cover letter, your resume, and two writing samples to jobs@nolongerempty.org with the subject line: Communications/Admin Assistant  Search. Applications accepted until the position is filled. No Longer Empty is an Equal Opportunity Employer and strives to build a staff and board that reflects the cultural diversity of New York, the constituencies, and neighborhoods we serve.


Since 2009, No Longer Empty has championed a roster of artists across diverse practices through 28 exhibitions staged throughout New York City. Our projects create a resonant presence in those unique spaces, which include a former retirement home in the Bronx, a historic bank in Long Island City Queens, a former belt factory in Brooklyn, and an affordable living complex in Sugar Hill Harlem. We champion the power of art to unlock creative potential, make visible local histories and cultivate imaginative responses to the aspirations of local communities within a rapidly changing metropolis.  


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