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Office Assistant| The MacDowell Colony | (New York, NY)

The MacDowell Colony, America’s first multidisciplinary artist residency program, seeks a Full-Time Office Assistant at its New York location. Reporting to the Assistant Director, the Office Assistant handles diverse duties including reception, supply/office maintenance, technology, bookkeeping and administrative support. The position will be best filled by an enthusiastic, self-directed and outgoing individual eager to help make the Colony’s new office space in Chelsea a welcoming environment for a staff team of ten, MacDowell’s board, supporters, artists, and the general public. A love of art and an interest in non-profit desired.

MacDowell awards fellowships to more than 300 talented artists from across the county and abroad each year for residencies at the Colony in Peterborough, New Hampshire, providing composers, writers, visual artists, architects, interdisciplinary artists, and filmmakers with uninterrupted time and private space for creative work. The Colony is a 501c3 non-profit and raises funds from individuals, foundations and corporations to support its mission. Please visit

● Minimum of 2-3 years administrative experience, including reception and scheduling.
● Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree preferred.
● Helpful, friendly, self-starter who enjoys working in an office team environment.
● Excellent written and oral communication, and interpersonal, skills.
● Detail-oriented and organized; ability to prioritize, solve problems, and multi-task.
● Proficiency in Microsoft Office Word, Outlook, Excel and Power Point.
● Comfortable troubleshooting computer network with computer consultants.
● Comfortable with office upkeep, deliveries, and set up for meetings and events; some lifting involved.

$35,000-40,000 annual salary, depending on experience, at 40 hours per week with benefits.

To Apply:
Interested candidates should apply via e-mail only, sending a cover letter and resume to with Office Assistant noted in the subject line. No calls please. Candidates will be contacted.