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Curator of Public Programs 

We seek a dynamic Curator of Public Programs to lead the development of an innovative and distinctive public program series for the Institute, that invites the participation of professional and general audiences alike in explorations of how design can transform cities, landscapes, and regions to improve people’s lives.



Marketing & Communications Coordinator

Help Van Alen shape and execute the communications strategy and dynamic outreach efforts across our multi-disciplinary organization. Projects and daily tasks range from supporting media relations, creating promotional materials, and developing digital and social media campaigns, to website maintenance and coordinating proposals for speaking engagements.


Apply Now for 2019 New York State Council on the Arts Independent Project Grants

Van Alen Institute is pleased to offer the opportunity for architecture, design, and historic preservation professionals to apply through us for New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) Independent Project grants.

The Architecture + Design program of NYSCA awards Independent Project grants for individuals (or a team) to creatively explore or research an issue or problem in the fields of architecture, landscape architecture, historic preservation, fashion, graphic, industrial, and/or interior design, that advances that field and contributes to a broader understanding of design. Individuals (or teams) must apply through a nonprofit sponsor.

Click on the APPLY button below for application materials and full instructions on how to apply. Deadline is March 12, 2018.



Van Alen Institute internships are an opportunity to get involved in a diverse range of activities across our design competitions, public programs, research, communications, development, and operations. Positions are part-time and based at the Institute’s office in Manhattan’s Flatiron neighborhood.



We’re currently seeking enthusiastic volunteers who are interested in helping our small staff to make Van Alen programs and events happen. Roles will be tailored according to volunteer’s interest, past experience, and strengths.