Co-Director Role
Recess seeks a forward-thinking, mission-aligned Co-Director to lead and manage the organization, as well as strategize and envision a future in line with the organization’s core values: our belief in creative reimagination toward social change, artist & youth driven initiatives and decision-making through a racial justice lens.  The Co-Director reports to Recess’s Board of Directors; runs the organization with the support of the leadership team; and is responsible for a budget of $2.5M and a staff of 9 members. This is a full-time position, with built in studio time for artist applicants.  Work is conducted in-person at our space in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn.

The ideal candidate will have a deep and personal understanding of art and relationships with artists, as well as experience in organizing and advocacy efforts.  They will come with experience supporting community-engaged art practices, nonprofit management, finance and fundraising, and ability to work collaboratively within a shared power leadership model.  The Co-Director will offer a desire to work with a broad range of partners and an ability to articulate Recess’s mission and vision within and outside of the organization.  The Co-Director must share our passion and commitment to equity through an abolitionist lens.

Application Instructions
To apply, you will need to create an account on Submittable, fill in your contact information, and upload the following materials:

  • A cover letter, in which you address why you are interested in this position, how your experience qualifies you for it, and why you wish to lead Recess;
  • A current resume;
  • A short writing sample (3 pages maximum), preferably that demonstrates your ability to write about a topic that is relevant to Recess’s work;
  • A list of 3 references, including name, how you know them, and their contact information. (No need to provide letters. We will not contact these references until later stages in the review process and will let you know before we do so.)

Please note that we will NOT review applications that do not provide all requested materials.

Recess Activities, Inc.