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Graduate Assistant - Arts

The Gallatin Interdisciplinary Arts Program seeks a Graduate Assistant who will work an average of 20 hours per week to carry out professional, administrative and planning responsibilities central to helping the mission of the Program. We are seeking a self-starter whose background and experience enables her/him/them  to work efficiently in the areas of arts administration specified below. This position reports to the Associate Director, Faculty Affairs, Faculty Chair-Arts Committee and the Artistic Director of GAF (Gallatin Arts Festival). 

Primary Responsibilities include:

  • Serve as manager of the Gallatin Arts Festival by assisting with the planning, coordinating, and implementing of the annual spring festival under the supervision of the Artistic Director of GAF and in collaboration with student organizers, other Gallatin administrators, and faculty.  This includes facilitating meetings, communication with the student leadership team, and scheduling.
  • Assist the Arts Program faculty in administrative tasks such as gathering information for meetings and reports, arranging meeting times, recording and distributing minutes.
  • Help facilitate the MA Thesis Showcase by assisting the Artistic Director, Associate Director of Theater Production, and Administrative Director of the MA program where necessary.


The successful candidate must be a team player, possess strong communication, time management and organizational skills, and be able to manage a wide range of duties and assignments within the 20-hour/week work schedule. Arts administration experience is necessary and community organizing experience is highly preferred. Digital asset management, social media, web and graphic design experience are a plus. Must enjoy working with students. 

The ideal candidate will possess a dynamic understanding of the ways in which facilitation, organizing and relationship-building intersect to create environments that foster curiosity, reflection, and connection. 

Work Schedule

An average of 20 hours per week for 30 weeks during the academic year (Fall and Spring semesters). Some evenings and weekends may be required. 


The Gallatin Graduate Assistantship stipend will be $24,525 for the 2023-2024 academic year.  In addition to the stipend, GAships also include tuition remission for the 40-credit degree requirement (12 credits per semester for fall and spring in year one; and 12 credits fall and 4 credits spring in year two) plus student health benefits. Since GAs receive tuition remission, they are not eligible for additional scholarship aid from Gallatin or NYU. Please note that GA positions are covered under the Local 2110 NYU graduate student collective bargaining agreement. Union dues (or applicable agency fees in lieu of dues) may apply.