Studio in a School New York City

Posted: 9/16/2019

Position Type: Full-Time (Paid)

Function: CEO/ED/President

Primary domain: Arts, Culture and Humanities

City: New York

Postal code: 10023

State: New York

Country: United States

Organization Information:


$3M - $10M


Mission statement:

Studio in a School fosters the creative and intellectual development of New York City youth through quality visual arts programs, directed by arts professionals. The organization also collaborates with and develops the ability of those who provide or support arts programming and creative development for youth both in and outside of schools. 

Position Details:

Job Description:

Studio in a School’s Board of Directors seeks a charismatic, visionary, politically fluent leader to serve as the new President of Studio NYC as it enters a key phase of its evolution. This is a highly specialized opportunity for an experienced, thoughtful individual to build on Studio NYC’s outstanding 40+ years legacy of championing the arts in New York City and ensure that visual arts education evolves with the rapid social, political and economic changes that are shaping New York City public school students’ future. The President will provide management acumen and strategic vision for the organization, and build bridges among artists, schools, students and families, arts organizations, neighborhoods, and elected officials to advance arts programming, access, and equity in the New York City region. The President will play a significant and influential role in the continuing development of quality instruction in the visual arts and enhance its impact on students’ lives.

The new President of Studio NYC will serve as a key leader in the New York City region and nationally as an influencer and change agent in the arts and education. In positioning Studio NYC for continued success as an active and important advocate in these areas, the President will have a powerful voice in shaping the strategic direction of the organization, its support for students and artists, its community partnerships, and its development and fundraising strategy. In addition, the President will lead Studio NYC’s partnerships with New York City, regularly interfacing with City and County leaders, including the Mayor’s office, and other elected officials and City agencies such as the Department of Education, Department of Cultural Affairs, and other potential partners.

The President will endeavor to actively create meaningful arts education programming and pioneering strategies and initiatives, will deepen Studio NYC’s existing partnerships and build and establish new enterprises, collaborating with community groups, nonprofits, schools, foundations, and cultural organizations across the region and nationally. The President will be charged with substantively increasing access to and improving arts programming and education, proactively striving to create opportunities for the region. 


Ideal candidates will have experience in arts administration, and relevant knowledge and expertise regarding the arts and education, including a fluency with the City’s governance and politics, knowledge of public education and arts organizations, and the ability to build meaningful relationships with artists, educators, and community leaders.

This leader will demonstrate visionary, executive-level leadership and management abilities, demonstrated expertise in change management, flexibility, and a passion for and commitment to visual arts education. The President will possess a high degree of emotional intelligence and a natural ability to connect with people at all levels bringing forth a sense of humility and warmth towards Studio's partners and participants in all aspects of the work. This leader will need to be comfortable working with multiple stakeholders, including students and school administrators, donors, and key partners in government. 


Not Specified


Commensurate with Experience

Posting Expiration Date:


How to Apply:

Studio NYC has engaged Koya Leadership Partners to help in this hire. This search is being led by Katie Bouton and Stephen Milbauer. Please submit a compelling cover letter and resume here or email Stephen at the following:

Katie Bouton

Founder & CEO, Koya Leadership Partners

President, Diversified Search

[email protected]

Stephen Milbauer

Vice President and Senior Associate

[email protected] 

Posted By: Studio in a School New York City


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