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JOB: Program Manager, ONX Studio

Program Manager, ONX Studio (Full-Time)

About ONX Studio

ONX Studio, founded as a joint program of the New Museum’s NEW INC program and Onassis

USA, is a shared production studio and exhibition space for top creative XR artists and

professionals working across a range of immersive technologies – often crossing over into live

performance and other fi elds. Launched in September 2020, there are currently four main

components to the ONX Studio:

1) Membership & Community

ONX plays an active role toward sustaining an artistic community around XR and immersive

practices. In all cases ONX seeks to create mentorship, advancement and collaborative

opportunities for this community of approximately 40 creators and artists. Community

members have been selected from New York, nationally in the US, Greece and beyond.

a) We offer this community dedicated studio and workspace to operate their practice and to

realize new creative projects. The Studio includes equipment and facilities suitable for

producing XR work, including such resources as sound-proof, light-controlled rooms,

high-processing power computers, VR and AR headsets, a motion capture system,

projectors, lighting kits and a suite of audio production resources.

b) There are a range of events and support activities for members, including fi nancial support,

presentation opportunities, bi-monthly community events and social occasions and


c) Some public programs will be generated by the Program Manager. Others may be

partner-generated with invited guest organizations or artists.

2) Presentation Partnerships

Through developing durable, trusted partnerships with other leading organizations in the US

and globally, ONX aims to create opportunities for its members, as well as public audiences, to

experience work at the highest level in the space itself. Through leveraging these institutional

collaborations ONX seeks to increase its public profi le and add value in the fi eld.

a) ONX co-produces 2-3 public facing programs of XR work from non-member artists in

collaboration with other organizations (Venice, Tribeca, MAX, New York Live Arts,

Sundance, etc)

b) ONX actively seeks out opportunities for our artists’ projects and with the resources

available, support those opportunities wherever possible

c) ONX does occasionally seek out rentals, enable one-off space usage or other more casual


3) Thought Leadership

ONX serves as a hub for conversation, development and ideas through a program of public

facing and industry programs.

a) ONX will host bi-monthly public-facing programs live and online around key ideas in the

fi eld. Curatorial opportunities will be offered to at-large members for these programs.

b) During local events such as the Tribeca festival ONX will host brunches, or other events

for industry.

4) Transatlantic Bridge

ONX serves as a bridge between NYC and Athens, serving to extend and amplify the work of

ONX artists, and the Greek XR community through presentation, humanities events and


a) A number of Greek artists nominated by Onassis are guaranteed membership as outlined


b) With the curatorial team in Athens, ONX works are a part of exhibitions and other events

in Athens produced by Onassis there.

c) At least one workshop / masterclass will be held in Athens each year led by ONX

members, and we will explore opportunities for deeper workshops focused on particular

new technologies.

d) ONX members will have opportunities for residencies in Athens as studio space and a new

lab comes on line.


Reporting to the Director of Creative Partnerships, the ONX Program Manager will manage a

growing member community, develop and produce public programming, and see to day-to-day

admin and operations.

The Programs Manager will be joining a small, and highly collaborative, fast-paced team including:

Sensorium, a team of two who act as technical directors and manage the ONX studio

space and equipment and provide tech support for the community and programming.

Onassis Foundation, which provides light administrative and accounting support, liaises

with the building management, and acts as a conduit between ONX in NYC and Onassis

Athens program initiatives.

● 3-4 Program Partners including NEW INC, a founder of ONX and a major pipeline for

new ONX members and other organizations, local and national (TBC) who will be feeders

for content in the studio and opportunities for its artists.

The Program Manager is responsible for maintaining ONX as a creative, productive working

environment and taking ownership over the needs of the community and staff within the shared

workspace. The ideal candidate is driven, passionate, personable, and never misses a beat. This is a

position with a strong focus on producing public and community programming for ONX and

seeing through on program execution from contracts and promotion to event production.

Additionally, this role lends critical support for major partnership events (with guest organizations,

studios, or visiting artists) that may also be presented in the space, and leads planning and

production for smaller, internal events for our member community.

This is a part time contract position requiring 30 hrs per week during regular working hours. ONX

Studio is located in Olympic Tower at 641 Fifth Avenue in New York City. The option to work

remotely up to 2 days a week is available. In person evening and weekend work will also be

required for special events.

The position is budgeted at $4,500 per month for 2023, with a goal of moving to a full time

position in 2024.



● ONX community management, community events: The Programs Manager shall be

responsible for setting up new member orientations, managing member contracts, and

liaising with Sensorium to ensure studio resources are allocated fairly across members.

The priority is to be available to members, assist in daily requests, and help ensure an

inclusive and welcoming experience for the community.

o Supporting members through development of community events and activities

▪ Community events may take the form of happy hours, workshares, holiday

gatherings, or one-off gatherings and events

▪ Program Manager must determine the appropriate cadence of community

events in collaboration with ONX team

o Development of career / project support opportunities for the members

▪ Ensure that opportunities are communicated to all members

▪ Monitoring sources for relevant updates in the XR fi eld that might be

applicable to members

o Tracking member activities and their events/exhibitions for ONX mailing list

● Execute public program events (approximately 1 per month), owning all aspects of a

production timeline from ordering, to set up and pack down, ensuring they are executed

seamlessly throughout. Key work may include but is not limited to:

o Execution of artist and contractor agreements,

o Promotion and communication of events both internal and public including

compiling guest lists for events and programs in Eventbrite

o Securing vendors (graphic designers, photographers, videographers) for

project-specifi c support and documentation

o Managing budgets, staff or docent allocation, ROS, and catering, if needed.

o Representing ONX in person at public programming and other events

● Support partner programs and events. Work with ONX team to execute on our behalf the

co-production of events and presentations in the space.

Operations & Admin

● Support on-boarding and off-boarding of ONX members in partnership with Sensorium

who can help with space / equipment orientation.

● Responsible for implementation of mass email communications, calendar scheduling,

document / contract generation, member data collection, and database management.

● Responsible for processing and tracking invoices, payments, check requests, and purchases

for ONX program and operations, and working with Onassis Foundation Program Assistant

to reconcile expense reports. Keep consumables and supplies current.

● Collaborate with Sensorium on regular ONX reports to Onassis Foundation Athens and

NEW INC teams.

Required Skills & Experience:

● You have 2-4 years relevant professional experience in a similar role as a producer, studio

manager, or project manager.

● Passionate about artists who are engaged in VR/AR/XR. Knowledge of the top US and

international presenters and distributors of this work (Tribeca, Sundance, Ars Electronica,

Venice, IDFA, SXSW, etc).

● Must be energized by people, and passionate about culture and community. You are a

people person and are energized by working with a large, and ever changing, creative


● Exceptional organizational skills, with the ability to manage multiple projects

independently while simultaneously interfacing with our diverse member community.

Fluency with making programs or spaces inclusive, accessible, and culturally relevant is


● Exceptional communicator, with impeccable attention to detail.

● Demonstrated experience with event production.

● Demonstrated fl uency and experience with program and operating budgets.

● Demonstrated experience with digital marketing tools such as Eventbrite and Squarespace

is preferred.

● Fluency with Adobe Creative Suite and experience with graphic design, layouts, and photo

editing is highly desirable.

● Comfortable and confi dent in taking autonomous ownership over tasks within your

purview and are always anticipating the next move, striving to improve systems and

processes at every turn.

● You love processes, planning, and keeping yourself and everyone else on track.

● You are a doer and a problem-solver. When presented with a challenge, you take a positive

approach to overcoming it and work collaboratively towards a solution. You can get things

done on your own or in collaboration with a small team with limited resources.

● Are passionate about your work, and are constantly seeking to be better at what you do.

Apply: Interested candidates should apply by sending an email to and with “Program Manager, ONX” in the subject line. Please submit a cover letter

and CV as a single PDF by December 23, 2022

No phone calls or solicitations please. Due to the volume of applications anticipated, only those

candidates that most directly meet the requirements of the position will be contacted.

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