Department: Arts & Well-Being

Reports to: Senior Director, Arts & Well-Being

The New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) is looking for an experienced Program Manager to lead Arts & Well-Being programming in community and healthcare settings.

Arts & Well-Being at NJPAC is committed to investing in the lives of all people through diverse, accessible and inclusive initiatives that enhance the health and well-being of our community.

The Arts & Well-Being Program Manager will oversee the implementation of programs in hospitals and community settings; collaborating on design, marketing, communication, referral processes, and database maintenance. They will be responsible for the recruitment, screening, hiring, training and supervision of teaching artists and artists in residence. They will be an integral liaison to our healthcare and community partner sites, ensuring safe, creative and engaging programming.

NJPAC offers a hybrid working environment, this is not a fully remote position. Candidates must be able to work in-person in Newark.



  • Cultivate deep, authentic collaborations with local artists, organizations, and communities
  • Work with healthcare and community partner sites to organize and successfully execute recurring, predictable Arts & Well-Being programming at each site
  • Schedule artists, staff, and volunteers for programming and events
  • Initiate volunteer requests and manage in-house assignments for Arts & Well-Being
  • Work closely with the Senior Director to scout, vet and onboard future Arts & Well-Being programs, teaching artists, and artists in residence
  • Collaborate with NJPAC’s Arts Education Department on events and programming that focus on arts integration and professional development
  • Coordinate with NJPAC team including, operations, house management, programming, ticket services and security to execute on-site events
  • Co-create and maintain a catalog of Arts & Well-Being programmatic offerings
  • Research content on arts initiatives and events hosted by our partners and in the Greater Newark area
  • Occasional availability in the evenings and weekends is required


  • Schedule all Arts & Well-Being and engaged partner’s meetings and prepare follow-up communications afterward, such as thank-you’s, memos, links, collateral sharing
  • Maintain the Arts & Well-Being calendar
  • Submit bi-monthly updates on Arts & Well-Being for interdepartmental and grant reporting, quarterly Board reports, Executive Committee and Board meetings.
  • Work with the Development Department to help build support for Arts & Well-Being, by providing bi-monthly summaries and quarterly detailed reports to evaluate and measure qualitative and quantitative results.
  • Write and edit documents, reports, training, and instructional documents
  • Assist in creating and maintaining Arts & Well-Being filing systems
  • Assist in managing Arts & Well-Being bookkeeping accounts, coding, purchasing, billing and invoicing
  • Guide the design and preparation of community collateral pieces (collateral, flyers, e-blasts, social posts, three sheets and PowerPoint slideshows, etc.).
  • Provide marketing guidance for healthcare and community partners to cross promotions events effectively.
  • Other duties as required



  • Training or degree in arts in health, healthcare, or public health (e.g. Masters, Graduate Certificate or Undergraduate Certificate in Arts in Medicine or Arts in Public Health; Masters in Public Health; Bachelors in Community Health or Public Administration)
  • Knowledge and/or training in culturally relevant and trauma-informed arts and health practices
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills
  • Comfortable maintaining flexibility within a new and evolving department
  • Able to lead multiple long- and short-term projects simultaneously, meeting all related deadlines with the ability to plan, prioritize, coordinate, and manage own work
  • Excellent writing skills (e.g. proposals, written collateral, flyers, social posts, three sheets)
  • Team-oriented; good listening skills
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • General knowledge of event management, producing of events
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.), Adobe Acrobat, DocuSign


  • 3-5 years of relevant arts in health experience in healthcare or community settings
  • Experience in program evaluation and/or research
  • Experience in SalesForce
  • Fluent or conversational Spanish

Please email résumé to [email protected] (be sure to note “Arts & Well-Being Program Manager” in the subject line of your email). Your application will be reviewed and if we are interested in pursuing your candidacy, you will receive an invitation via email with more details regarding an interview. Candidates who have not received an invitation will not be interviewed.

NJPAC requires all employees to be fully vaccinated (including booster vaccination) for COVID-19 prior to starting work, unless precluded from doing so by applicable law. The CDC currently defines “fully vaccinated” as two weeks after the second dose for Pfizer and Moderna, and two weeks after the single dose of Johnson & Johnson. Proof of vaccination is required prior to the applicant’s first day of work.

NJPAC is an Equal Opportunity Employer

NJPAC is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Applicants from populations underrepresented in the arts industry are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, familial status, sexual orientation, national origin, ability, age, or veteran status.