Monday March 22, 2021 | by Andrew Page

HELP WANTED: UrbanGlass seeks applicants for full-time Deputy Director position

UrbanGlass, founded in 1977 as the first artist-access glass center in the U.S., is seeking applicants for the newly created full-time position of Deputy Director. Serving more than 15,000 professional artists, designers, and students, the Brooklyn-based nonprofit is expanding its leadership team. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Deputy Director will provide operational oversight and management of the 17,000-square foot-facility, the largest of its kind in the U.S. Responsibilities range from management of safety preparedness to overseeing the nonprofit's event-rental business.

With a wide range of duties-- everything from ensuring compliance with regulatory agencies to overseeing daily maintenance of the many moving parts of this multi-faceted arts space -- the position also includes a strategic component. The successful applicant will work closely with the Executive Director on the vision and operational strategy for UrbanGlass. Managing the capital cost budget, assisting in hiring, and managing the Studio Tech team are also included in the responsibilities of the Deputy Director.

The ideal candidate will have a strong, demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility -- as well as a record of successful facilities and business operations, including financial management. Fluency in relationship-building with a variety of internal and external stakeholders is needed, as is familiarity with mechanical, electrical, monitoring and control systems. A proven track record of strategic thinking, careful judgement, and personal and professional integrity are required.

UrbanGlass is seeking an individual with an understanding of glass processes and an appreciation of glass as a creative medium (or a willingness to learn). Applicants should have experience as a leader and team player, bringing a sense of creativity, collaboration together with an entrepreneurial spirit. Comfort working independently and an ability to multi-task are desired qualities, as is prior experience working in arts and culture, preferably in the nonprofit sector.

Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.


See the full job description here.

To apply, submit a resume and cover letter, as a single PDF, to

Please include "Deputy Director_Your Name" as the subject line.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, military status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Glass: The UrbanGlass Quarterly, a glossy art magazine published four times a year by UrbanGlass has provided a critical context to the most important artwork being done in the medium of glass for more than 40 years.