The position collaborates with Directors of Education and Public Programs and the Senior Director of Horticulture to develop interdepartmental program planning to support the strategic plan and other new initiatives. The position also works closely with the departments of Marketing and Communications and Development to promote Wave Hill programs and interface with the press.
The Director is Wave Hill’s Chief Curator. As Chief Curator, he/she will provide guidance and mentor the curatorial staff in creating all visual and performing arts programming and ensures the smooth operations of all exhibitions, residencies, commissions, and performance activities. The Director develops and manages the department’s annual operating budget. The position interfaces regularly with the Development Department to support fundraising for Arts. This includes working closely with the Manager of Institutional Giving on grants for Arts, direct interface with the Board of Directors, and other high-level donors to support cultivation and stewardship of these relationships. The Director is an advocate for Wave Hill with New York City and State government and the arts community.