Website DCTVny Downtown Community Television Center, Inc.

About DCTV

Founded in 1972, DCTV is a nonprofit media arts center. It is located in a landmarked NYC firehouse where community screenings, youth media, and continuing education programs exist side by side with DCTV’s award-winning documentaries. In 2022, we will open DCTV’s Firehouse Cinema: A Center for Documentary Film, an independent cinema where filmmakers and film lovers can come together in appreciation of nonfiction film.

Summary of the Position

DCTV seeks a full-time Venue Rentals Manager. Housed inside a beautiful gothic landmark firehouse (c.1895), DCTV is centrally located and home to a number of versatile event spaces. The Venue Rentals Manager oversees DCTV’s multi-use space rentals for: film/photo/green screen shoots, production holding/catering, art exhibits, concerts, parties, dance/theater performances, product launches, lectures, rehearsals, non-cinema screenings, fundraisers, and more.

Responsibilities Overview:

● Create and execute a strategy and sales plan to drive venue rentals.

● Work closely with the CFO to determine yearly budget and sales goals.

● Research and stay abreast of similar venues, rates, and best practices.

● Oversee all happenings in our rentable spaces, from set up to breakdown, for everything from internal meetings to third-party events.

● Cultivate strong relationships with current venue rentals clients and secure new ones.

● Develop and maintain all documentation, including client contracts, event staff and client guidelines, purchase orders, payments, data on space usage and clients, etc.

● Collaborate with the communications manager on venue related marketing initiatives.

● Collaborate with colleagues to ensure that proper security and legalities are in place for all events ● Recruit, schedule, train, and manage all contracted event staff.

● Oversee all venue rentals events’ tech and A/V needs.

● Monitor the upkeep and cleanliness of all spaces ensuring that the facilities meet the needs of staff and clients.

● Organize, plan, and coordinate for both routine maintenance and emergency repairs in all spaces. ● Coordinate building renovations, space remodeling, and refurbishment



● B.A./B.S or equivalent professional experience.

● 5+ years of facilities management or project management experience.

● 5+ years of sales experience.

● 3+ years of supervisory experience.

● A track record of growing business in furtherance of an institution’s mission.

● Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills.

● Strong skills in problem-solving, and the ability to work under pressure in a fast paced environment.

● Proficiency with Google Apps, Microsoft Office Suite are necessary; Proficiency with Salesforce is strongly preferred.

● Physical ability to lift up to 50 pounds, move throughout the building, bend, reach, kneel, and stand for long periods of time during shifts.

● Ability to work a flexible schedule, including evenings, weekends, and holidays as needed.


Compensation & Benefits

The salary begins at $65,000 and benefits include 13 days paid vacation leave; 5 days paid sick leave; 12 paid holidays; participation in a 401(k); life insurance; medical/vision/dental; transit, health, and dependent care FSA.

To Apply

Please send a cover letter and resume with 3 professional references to: Include “Venue Rentals Manager” in the subject line. For more information about DCTV, please visit

DCTV is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, or other characteristic protected by law.

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