Public Programs Manager

Pace Gallery is a leading international art gallery representing some of the most influential contemporary artists and estates from the past century. Since its founding by Arne Glimcher in 1960, Pace has developed a distinguished legacy as an artist-first gallery that mounts seminal historical and contemporary exhibitions. Under the current leadership of President and CEO Marc Glimcher, Pace continues to support its artists and share their visionary work with audiences worldwide by remaining at the forefront of innovation. Today, Pace has ten locations worldwide including London, Geneva, a strong foothold in Palo Alto and two galleries in New York. Pace was one of the first international galleries to establish outposts in Asia where it operates permanent spaces in Hong Kong and Seoul.

Pace Gallery is seeking a Public Programs Manager to join our New York based Communications & Public Engagement team. Together with the wider Events team, the Public Programs Manager will be responsible for the planning and production of the gallery’s in-person and virtual public programs within Pace Live, the gallery’s multi-disciplinary platform for music, dance, film, performance, and conversation.

What You’ll Be Doing:

  • In collaboration with the Curatorial Director of Pace Live and the Head of Events, manage the gallery’s development and planning of a wide range of public programs, including but not limited to performances, panels, film screenings, virtual programs, etc
  • Produce and oversee all day-of logistics for programs at the gallery’s eight-floor New York gallery, in addition to other locations globally when required
  • Prepare and coordinate program budgets, participant honoraria, expense tracking, and invoice processing.
  • Run production calls and prepare program briefings, including timelines, floorplans, rehearsal schedules
  • Partner with Events team on ticket registrations, guest list management, day-of logistics, and certain private event tasks
  • Liaise with all program participants including artists, musicians, and public figures
  • Manage and maintain relationships with various vendors in the production and music field
  • Book and coordinate travel for program participants when necessary
  • Work with PR, Marketing & Content and Design teams to gather and prepare all promotional materials and/or content capture
  • Work in partnership with several departments across the gallery, including but not limited to Sales, Exhibitions, Operations, and Gallery Assistants
  • Maintain an updated calendar of all gallery programs within Asana
  • Communicate program information to gallery staff, and coordinate program staffing

What You’ll Bring:

  • BA Degree required, preferable in in the public programs or museum education field
  • 4+ years in events/programs production preferred
  • Exceptional project management skills, with the ability to prioritize and multitask in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment
  • Ability to work independently and decisively, while also bringing a collaborative approach to working within a department and the company
  • Familiarity arts performance field and standing relationship with entertainment vendors
  • Comfortable liaising with high profile artists, vendors, and staff at all levels
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
  • A thorough knowledge of and passion for modern and contemporary art and the broader art ecosystem, particularly a familiarity with contemporary artists and key institutional figures

Compensation estimation for this role is $75,000 - $90,000.

In addition to an active and progressive work environment, Pace Gallery offers a competitive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision insurance, retirement plans with a company match, flexible spending accounts and commuter benefits. We encourage a healthy work/life balance and offer a generous vacation policy.

Pace Gallery is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and will consider all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or expression, Veteran status, or any other legally protected status.