Job Opportunities

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park

Associate Director of Development — Posted 04/18/2014 - 4:01pm
Reports To: Director of Development
Deadline to Apply: Tue, 05/06/2014

Job Description

Position Concept:  The Associate Director of Development serves as a critical member of the senior development staff, directing the annual fund, stewardship and grantwriting functions within the department. The Associate Director works independently and with executive staff and board-level volunteers in the cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of major and planned gifts for the institution. The Associate Director supervises the Grants and Stewardship Manager, the Individual Giving Manager and the Development Assistant.  The Associate Director of Development is a full-time salaried position with benefits.  Evening and weekend hours are sometimes required.

 

Position Responsibilities:

 

Manages a major and planned gift portfolio, actively identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding individual donors and prospects.

 

Provides support and direction to the Annual Fund program, including lead senior development management interface with TRG Arts and telefunding firm.

 

Provides support and direction to the grant program, including identification and cultivation of new prospects and overseeing grant writing, reporting and grant fulfillment for all Playhouse grants (foundation, government and ArtsWave).

 

· Provides support and direction to the Stewardship program, including communications and events.

 

· Works with the Individual Giving and Planned Giving Committee members and other board members in the identification, cultivation and solicitation of prospects and donors.

 

· Manages the ArtsWave Special Gifts Campaign, serving as the staff committee liaison.

 

· Writes and appropriately files electronic donor and prospect Contact Reports within three days of donor contact.

 

Supervises the Grants Manager/Writer/Researcher, the Individual Giving/Stewardship Manager and the Events/Administrative Manager, ensuring department goals are being achieved and facilitating strong inter-department communications.

 

Conducts other duties as assigned by the Development Director.

 

Skills and Education Required:

 

· Minimum 3 years experience in development management position.  

· Experience in supervising and motivating staff to achieve high performance goals. 

· Direct experience with annual fund campaigns, grantwriting and stewardship activities.

· Proven track record in solicitation and securing major and planned gifts.

· Strong written and verbal communication skills. 

· Experience in working with board members and other high level volunteers in the cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of donors.

· Willingness to learn donor software and utilize the system for report preparation and other data needs.  

· A desire to work in a fast-paced environment, and the ability to successfully manage several priorities on a regular basis.

· Desire to be an integral leader of a high functioning development team.

· A passion for theatre and/or the arts is highly desirable.

· Bachelor’s degree required.  CFRE and/or Master’s degree preferred.

 

To Apply:

 

Submit your resume with three references to:  

Patty Rosely

Development Director

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park

962 Mt. Adams Circle

Cincinnati, OH  45202

patty.rosely@cincyplay.com

 

Deadline to apply is May 6, 2014.

 

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park is an equal opportunity employer and encourages inquiries about this position from a broad spectrum of candidates reflecting the diversity of the community we serve.


 

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park

Grants Manager / Editor / Researcher — Posted 04/18/2014 - 4:00pm
Reports To: Associate Development Director
Deadline to Apply: Sun, 06/01/2014

Job Description

Position Overview:  The Grants Manager/Editor/Researcher is the lead writer for the development department, including grantwriting, donor communication publications, acknowledgement letters and solicitations.  She/he manages the grants calendar and ensures all deadlines are met.  Additionally, she/he conducts prospect research and develops Prospect Profiles on foundations, corporations, individuals and government sources of funding.  The Grants Manager/Editor/Researcher is a full-time salaried position with benefits.  Evening and weekend hours are sometimes required.

 

Position Responsibilities:

· Manages the bi-annual ArtsWave proposal process and off-year report, including:

o Coordinating reporting and surveying needs with marketing, education, production, finance and other departments to ensure successful data tracking of ArtsWave Outcome priorities.

o Writing the proposal and creating appropriate charts and infographics that strengthen and support the argument.

 

· Manages the Foundation and Government grant program, including identification and cultivation of new prospects, grant writing, reporting and grant fulfillment.  Specific proposals include the Shubert Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Ohio Arts Council, among others.

 

· Cultivates and stewards new and current grant funders.

 

· Working with the Major Gifts Director, writes sponsorship proposals for production and education sponsorships.

 

· Working with the Individual Giving/Stewardship Manager, writes donor communications including acknowledgement and solicitation letters, BOY Cards, Centerstage Newsletter, the Annual Report and others.

 

· Serves as the department’s lead researcher, utilizing Wealth Engine On-line, Guidestar and other resources to gather intelligence and prepare Profile Reports on previously identified individual and corporate prospects.  

 

· Develops an ongoing qualified prospect list of foundation and government funders through appropriate research.  

 

· Conducts other duties as assigned by the Associate Development Director.

 

Skills Required:

Exceptional writing skills required.

Grant writing experience required – preferably in an arts environment.  Minimum requirement:  1 year, preferably 3 or more years.

Strong organizational skills including careful attention to detail.

Strong verbal communication skills and project management skills.

Strong research skills and an inquisitive nature preferred.

Ability to manage large amounts of information and keep accurate and well-organized records and files.

Strong computer skills including high proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher, Power Point and Outlook required.

Professionalism to successfully work with board level volunteers and high-level donors.

A desire to work in a fast-paced environment, and the ability to successfully manage several priorities on a regular basis.

Desire to be an integral member of a high functioning development team.

A passion for theatre and/or the arts is highly desirable.

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required.

 

To Apply:

 

Submit your resume with three references to:  

Patty Rosely

Development Director

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park

962 Mt. Adams Circle

Cincinnati, OH  45202

patty.rosely@cincyplay.com

 

Deadline for applications:  June 1, 2014

 

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park is an equal opportunity employer and encourages inquiries about this position from a broad spectrum of candidates reflecting the diversity of the community we serve.


 

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

Vice President of Development — Posted 04/17/2014 - 10:00am
Deadline to Apply: Tue, 05/20/2014

Job Description

Position Summary:  The Vice President for Development is primarily responsible for relationship management with a focus on developing deep personal relationships with current or high potential major supporters through the work of the department and volunteers.  The Vice President drives fundraising efforts among individuals, corporations, foundations, volunteer organizations and ArtsWave to secure support for operating needs, special initiatives, capital projects and endowment, and provides a full suite of patron benefits.  The Vice President builds and leverages his or her strong managerial skills and a volunteer-integrated culture to achieve results.  

 

The Vice President for Development brings strategic and analytic skills to the organization, and is a leader in managing data and business applications to support data-driven decisions.  

 

The Vice President of Development and Vice President of Marketing are partners in the integration of the traditional marketing and development functions into a total patron relationship system that enhances the bond between patron and institution to maximize participation and total revenue.  

 

The Vice President for Development and Vice President of Marketing will work jointly to support a shared service model to streamline activities requiring similar skills that service both departments – e.g., data management, mining and analytics, direct mail efforts, relationship management roles, etc.  The leaders will establish baseline performance and set objectives to improve rates of engagement across the life cycle of a patron.

 

The Vice President is one of the key leaders in realizing the strategic objectives of the organization and creating a new, sustainable model among orchestras.  He or she works cross-functionally with the senior management team and serves as an external ambassador for the organization.

 

 

Representative Duties and Responsibilities:

Build and leverage a volunteer-integrated organization to secure engagement from philanthropic leaders

· Serve as a primary point of contact with key corporate, foundation and individual supporters as well as ArtsWave.

· Identify greatest opportunities for contributed income growth across donor categories in new and increased gifts.

· Develop a comprehensive understanding of ongoing and season-specific activities and build compelling, targeted cases for support on a prospect-by-prospect basis.

· Build and energize a strong, active volunteer team, leveraging community leaders to realize growth opportunities.

· Manage the activities of the volunteer association to support the institution’s organizational and financial objectives.

· Provide guidance and support to Board committees to achieve financial and participation goals.

· Develop strong personal relationships with key supporters and serve as a leading advocate and solicitor for institutional support.

 

Oversee the Development Department

· Develop a culture of open debate of options, decisiveness to choose the best path forward and accountability for results with clear timetables for departmental deliverables.

· Set objectives for team members consistent with the annual operating plan and linked to performance outcomes.

· Develop and adhere to the departmental budget, allocating resources to the highest impact opportunities.

 

Provide oversight for special events to establish buzz and excitement around the organization

· Identify and implement a limited set of marquee events to establish buzz and excitement around the organization and support fundraising goals.

· Oversee general event logistics.

 

Evaluate progress in achieving financial and moves management objectives

· Identify and align on a set of key metrics to evaluate success.

· Monitor progress to goals and respond to feedback in order to improve results.

· Ensure key stakeholders are engaged and motivated to hit organizational targets.

 

Develop and implement the overall strategic direction and supporting organizational structure for patron management in conjunction with the Vice President of Marketing

· Develop overall architecture for customer management across the patron life cycle and identify key touch point opportunities.

· Develop meaningful, patron-informed action plans with clear timelines and owners to move patrons to increasing levels of commitment to the organization.

 

Build the supporting organizational structure to effectively implement the strategy

· Design the department to streamline like activities, channeling resources to most effectively execute against the plan.

· Establish clear roles and responsibilities across the Vice Presidents of Marketing and Development to ensure that functions are clear within the department and across the organization.

 

Develop an exceptional level of patron service and recognition

· Create a suite of patron benefits with VIP concierge services to enhance engagement with the institution.

· Organize a coordinated set of cultivation and networking events to increase patron connections to the organization.

· Develop opportunities to exceed patron expectations.

· Monitor patron feedback to identify opportunities for further improvement.

 

Effectively leverage information to improve decision making and allocate resources wisely

· Ensure proper collection and hygiene of data.

· Mine and analyze data to identify high potential prospects.

· Design, generate and maintain critical reports.

· Provide leadership with IT and data vendor relationships.

· Provide guidance on web development functionality and POS and CRM protocols.

 

Work cross-functionally to achieve institutional objectives

· Maintain strong, productive relationships across departments to ensure that the contributed income goals are effectively advanced.

· Guide senior staff toward potential opportunities that surface in the community.

 

Serve as a highly visible leader in the community

· Represent the organization effectively as a key leader among business and philanthropic leaders.

· Develop deep relationships with high level supporters to advance the mission of the organization.

 

Perform concert duty

· Establish concert duty schedule for team that takes in to account work-life balance needs of Development staff with best-in-class sponsor and patron cultivation.

· Regularly attend CSO and Pops concerts and events, serving as an advocate for the organization among key stakeholders and ensuring that patron management efforts are highly functioning.

 

Other duties as assigned

 

Reporting Relationship:

The Vice President of Development reports to the President, serves on the senior management team and acts as a liaison with members of the Board of Directors.

 

Job Requirements:

· Highly strategic thinker with the ability to develop coordinated, impactful plans.

· Focus on timely execution in a fast paced environment with a strong drive for results.

· Ability to work collaboratively and effectively with internal and external stakeholders to advance strategic objectives.

· Exceptional experience, skill and demonstrated success in fundraising.

· Strong leadership and managerial skills with the ability to prioritize activities of the Development team.

· Ability to leverage data effectively to support decision-making.

· Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to act independently with community and philanthropic leaders.

· Strong and concise verbal and writing skills to present a polished image of the institution.

· Established, positive relationships in the local philanthropic community, preferably within the arts and culture sector.

· Knowledge and understanding of the performing arts environment preferred.

· C.F.R.E. also preferred.

Compensation and Benefits:

The Vice President of Development position garners a competitive salary.  The CSO offers generous benefits including; medical, dental, long term disability, life, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, health savings account, 403(b) participation and employer contribution, and the opportunity to work for a financially sustainable, major American orchestra.  Relocation assistance available.

 

The CSO celebrates diversity!  We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity, Minority, Female, Disabled, Veteran Employer.

 

 

 

Please send cover letter and resume to:

 

Margot Benish

Director of Human Resources

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

Music Hall

1241 Elm Street

Cincinnati, OH  45202

 

Or via email at:  hr@cincinnatisymphony.org

 

 

No third party applications will be accepted.

 


 

Educational Theatre Association

Director of Development — Posted 04/11/2014 - 4:00pm
Reports To: Executive Director
Deadline to Apply: Thu, 05/15/2014

Job Description

The Educational Theatre Association

(EdTA) is a national nonprofit organization with approximately 90,000 student and professional members. EdTA’s mission is shaping lives through theatre education by: honoring student achievement in theatre and enriching their theatre education experience; supporting teachers by providing professional development, networking opportunities, resources, and recognition; and influencing public opinion that theatre education is essential and builds life skills. EdTA operates the International Thespian Society (ITS), an honorary organization that has inducted more than two million theatre students since its founding in 1929. EdTA also publishes Dramatics, a monthly magazine for high school theatre students, and Teaching Theatre, a quarterly journal for theatre education professionals.

 

Job description

EdTA seeks a Director of Development who will oversee all aspects of the Association’s fundraising. This position will lead and execute fundraising events, campaigns, sponsor programs and grant proposals. The Director of Development will report to the Executive Director, but will interact extensively with volunteer leaders and multiple departments, including Membership, Marketing, Chapter Relations and Educational Events. 

 

The ideal candidate will be able to work independently and as a part of a team with a strong relationship-building, goal-oriented personality. Attention to detail, follow through, strategic thinking and initiative are a must. The position will involve some travel, including the Association’s week-long Thespian Festival in June and professional conference in September. Prior experience in non-profit fundraising is preferred.  Passion for theatre education or the arts is a plus.

 

Specific responsibilities

· Designs and implements fundraising programs in the individual, corporate, foundation, and public sectors

· Cultivates and manages event sponsorships

· Plans and executes fundraising events

· Identifies, researches and cultivates individual donor prospects 

· Researches, prepares and submits grant proposals

· Coordinates with staff in defining fundraising needs and priorities 

· Trains Board of Directors, committee members and staff in fundraising approaches

· Coordinates with financial staff regarding accounting procedures for donations

· Achieves development revenue and expense goals as specified in annual budgets

· Hires and manages a direct report

· Responsible for other duties as directed by the Executive Director

 

Please submit cover letter, resume, salary history and/or requirements to: Jim Flanagan Director of Operations, jflanagan@schooltheatre.org. No phone calls, please.


 

Contemporary Arts Center

Gallery Attendant — Posted 04/11/2014 - 4:00pm
Deadline to Apply: Thu, 05/08/2014

Job Description

SCOPE OF POSITION:

The Contemporary Arts Center (CAC) is looking for Gallery Attendants, a part-time position within the Facility Department. The CAC is seeking individuals who have excellent interpersonal skills, are highly self motivated, have high personal standards, and organizational skills.    Flexibility in schedule is a must.  Working under the guidance of the Security Supervisor, Gallery Attendants rotate through the museum gallery floors within exhibition areas. Gallery Attendant’s are responsible for the security of the exhibitions.  Gallery Attendants are responsible for visitor safety as well at the art.

They are also responsible for general information about all current exhibitions and programs.  They have frequent interaction with the visitor.   At times they will assist in event set up and participation in the event.  

 

SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

· Maintains security of the art exhibitions and visitors via floor presence.

· Interacts with the Visitor regarding information, guidance and security related issues.

· Attends customer service training and implements museums customer service guidelines.

· Awareness of daily museum activities, meetings, tours, events, etc. 

· Maintains cleanliness on Gallery floors as directed by the Facility Director.

· Reports any exhibition problems as soon as possible to Security Supervisor and Curatorial Department in regards to functioning, disruption or irregularities of pieces within current exhibition.

· Maintains polite and informative communication with the visiting public.

· Maintains accurate/current information on events taking place within the facility.

· Attends training regarding exhibitions in order to be able to answer general exhibition/architectural questions.

· Participates and follows direction regarding Openings and specially scheduled events.

· Ensures that guests comply with food and beverage guidelines as related to the Gallery floors.

· Maintains a clean appearance, in uniform when scheduled and prepared to work where assigned.

· Takes direction from the Security Supervisor and Facility Director.

· Other duties as assigned

 

APPLICATION PROCESS:

Please send resume by May 8, 2014 to:

 

Contemporary Arts Center

Lois & Richard Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art

44 East 6th Street

Cincinnati, OH 45202

Attn: Human Resources

 

Also, application materials can be emailed to hc@contemporaryartscenter.org.  Phone calls will not be accepted, nor returned.

 

The Contemporary Arts Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


 

Cincinnati Art Museum

Security Guard (part-time) — Posted 04/11/2014 - 4:00pm
Deadline to Apply: Thu, 05/08/2014

Job Description

The Cincinnati Art Museum has immediate openings for part-time Security Guards. 

Duties include, but are not limited to, providing a visitor friendly atmosphere; monitoring artwork and museum areas to ensure safety and security; monitoring alarm systems; dispersing and collecting keys; signing in and out contract employees and visitors, answering telephones for department; logging lost and found; assisting security personnel in the parking lot as needed; and other duties as assigned

 

Security guards will be required to walk and move about work location on foot, and work will include periods of standing, sitting, and use of stairs as needed. May be required to lift and/or move items of moderate weight as needed.   

General work hours are Tuesday through Sunday from 11 am to 5 pm.  Additional hours may be available dependent on the times and dates of scheduled programs and events.

 

Requirements

We are looking for friendly and outgoing individuals who have the passion to work in one of country's oldest visual arts institutions. High School diploma or equivalent work experience required. Previous security experience is a plus. Candidates for this position should have knowledge of security practices and possess excellent organizational skills. Candidates must have strong customer service & interpersonal skills and possess a strong ability to work with the public. 

Hourly pay will start at $7.95

To Apply:

Interested applicants should send cover letter/resume or fill out an application at the Museum Front Desk or send to the Human Resources Department, Cincinnati Art Museum, 953 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45202-1596.  Email to humanresources@cincyart.org.  Fax 513.639.2932. No phone calls, please. 

The Cincinnati Art Museum is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment where a variety of backgrounds, cultures, orientations, ideas, and talents can flourish.


 

Cincinnati Art Museum

Terrace Cafe and Catering Servers — Posted 04/11/2014 - 4:00pm
Deadline to Apply: Thu, 05/08/2014

Job Description

The Cincinnati Art Museum has immediate openings for part-time Servers in the Museum’s Terrace Café and Catering Department.

Responsibilities: Working under the direction of the Terrace Café’s Mangers, duties include, but are not limited to the following: 

· Responsible to work with a positive, friendly attitude at all times. Must serve guests in a prompt, friendly and professional manner and answer guest’s menu questions and make suggestions.

· Provide excellent customer service to the customers of the café at the Art Museum.

Requirements: High School graduate or equivalent vocational training certificate required. Prior fine dining restaurant experience preferred. Candidate must have excellent customer service skills, a positive attitude, and the ability to work successfully with others. Must have strong communication skills, the ability to problem solve in a fast-paced environment, and the ability to respond to questions effectively from Art Museum staff, members, and the general public. Candidate must be dependable, organized, be able to meet the physical demands of position, and maintain a professional demeanor. Selected candidates will enjoy flexible hours, a beautiful atmosphere, and a great work environment!

Resume should be submitted by mail, email, and fax sent to the Cincinnati Art Museum, Attention: Human Resources Department, 953 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45202 Email: humanresources@cincyart.org Fax: 513.639.2932. An application can be filled out at the visitor services desk in the front lobby during Museum hours. No drop-in interviews available.  No phone calls please.

The Cincinnati Art Museum is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment where a variety of backgrounds, cultures, orientations, ideas, and talents can flourish.


 

Cincinnati Art Museum

Corporate and Foundations Manager — Posted 04/09/2014 - 1:00pm
Deadline to Apply: Mon, 05/12/2014

Job Description

The Cincinnati Art Museum has an opening for a full-time position of Corporate and Foundations Manager in the Institutional Advancement department.

Position Description

The Corporate & Foundations Manager plans and manages the Art Museum’s development efforts relating to corporate sponsorship/membership programs, as well as assisting with fundraising efforts related to foundations and grants.  The position manages corporate support for the Art Museum by maintaining existing corporate partners; attracting and cultivating new business relationships; handling prospect research; writing appeal letters/proposals to corporations; conducting solicitations; and serving as a primary contact to the Art Museum’s Corporate Council of volunteers from the business community.  The position also contributes to foundation and grant support for the Art Museum.

 

General Job Duties:

 

- Develop strategies, creatively plan and implement a comprehensive campaign to acquire and retain new corporate members and sponsors.

- Prepare budget, develop goals, approaches, follow-up activities and monitor progress through reports.

 

- Research and target corporate prospects, as well as make calls on corporate members for renewals and upgrades.

 

- Oversee the accuracy and timeliness of materials related to responsibilities and to the fulfillment of corporate benefits, including mailings.

 

- Assist with the cultivation and solicitation of corporate/foundation sponsorships for exhibitions, educational programs, and other Art Museum projects.

 

- Handle special requests, suggestions, and complaints made by corporate   members.

 

- Support efforts to find new foundation and public funders of the Art Museum, including prospect research and writing grants.

 

- Assist in stewardship of foundations that contribute to the Art Museum.

 

- Other duties as assigned by the Associate Director of Grants & Corporations and the Director of Development.

 

Requirements:

 

A four-year college degree minimum and three years experience and/or training in the field; or the equivalent combination of education and experience.  Must have at least one year of experience in Fundraising/Development or Sales/Marketing.  Candidates must possess excellent written and oral communication skills and a good working knowledge of database, word processing, and other relevant computer programs; a familiarity with regional corporate community; and the ability to write accurate and persuasive communications.  

If interested please submit an application including a cover letter, resume, references, and salary requirements to: Cincinnati Art Museum, Attn: Human Resources Department, 953 Eden Park Drive Cincinnati, OH 45202.  Resumes may be emailed to humanresources@cincyart.org.  Position is open until filled.  No phone calls please.

The Cincinnati Art Museum is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment where a variety of backgrounds, cultures, orientations, ideas, and talents can flourish.


 

Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati

Director of Development — Posted 04/08/2014 - 3:00pm
Deadline to Apply: Fri, 05/16/2014

Job Description

Position Opening – Director of Development

 

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati, an Actors Equity Association professional theatre, is searching to fill the position of Director of Development.   This is a full-time salaried position.  Competitive wage and benefits.

 

Our Mission

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati is a professional theatre dedicated to producing world and regional premieres of works that often explore compelling social issues.  We fulfill our mission through our stage productions and educational outreach programs that enlighten, enliven, enrich and inspire our audiences.

 

Our Vision

A thriving urban arts district that is accessible to everyone and valued by all.

 

Responsibilities

Plans, directs and coordinates all development activities, major fundraising and special projects.  Under the supervision of the Producing Artistic Director, and in collaboration with the Board of Director’s Development Committee, responsible for planning, development and implementation of the Annual Fund Appeal through all aspects of fundraising, including major donor cultivation and solicitation, donor development, special events, and procurement of foundation and government support and corporate and individual sponsorships and / or major gifts.  The Director of Development is a high visibility position interacting with a diverse group of stakeholders including foundations, arts organizations, individual donors, elected officials and government staff and the general public, leveraging key relationships and contact in order to facilitate the vision and mission of the Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati.

 

Qualifications

The ideal candidate must have a strong knowledge of principles, ethics and practices of philanthropy while maintaining the confidential nature of fundraising efforts and donor information.   S/he should hold a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Development, or a related field from an accredited college or university; with a minimum of 5 years successful development experience.  Strong grant writing skills; experience in annual giving, sponsorships and major gifts with a demonstrated track record of success.  Strong interpersonal, problem solving and planning skills.  Proficient computer skills and fundraising database management.  Ability to prepare and maintain financial, donation and various reports as needed.  A strong interest in the performing arts.

 

To Apply

Interested candidates may send a cover letter with salary requirements and resume 

by May 16, 2014 to:  

Richard Diehl, Managing Director

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati

1127 Vine Street

Cincinnati, Ohio 45202 

Or email:  rdiehl@ensemblecincinnati.org

No phone calls please.

 

EOE/M/F/D/V/SO


 

MamLuft & Co. Dance

Company Members/Dancers — Posted 04/07/2014 - 12:00pm
Deadline to Apply: Sat, 05/31/2014

Job Description

DANCER AUDITION CALL: MamLuft&Co. Dance auditions for modern/post-modern company members

 

Who: MamLuft&Co. Dance Cincinnati modern dance company

What: Audition for 14-15 company members (modern/post-modern dancers)

When: By appointment between June 2-6, 2014

Where: 11444 Deerfield Road, Suite A, Cincinnati, OH 45242 (Blue Ash)

How: email dance@mamluftcodance.org

 

MamLuft&Co. Dance, a progressive modern dance company in Cincinnati, Ohio, will hold auditions for its 2014-2015 season in the summer of 2014 during its Summer Modern Dance Workshop/Intensive between June 2 and 6, 2014 in Blue Ash (northern Cincinnati). The 501(c)(3) organization, who will be in its eighth season in 2014-2015, seeks intelligent, skilled dancers who possess a strong commitment to the rehearsal process and the development of original dance.

 

Dancers with strong training in modern and post-modern techniques, including release technique, somatic practices, weight share/partnering, and contact improvisation techniques.

 

Applicants should be committed to an in-depth and extended process taking place over a ~38 week season (starting mid-August 2014), during which artists will participate in the many aspects of creating, producing, and presenting progressive and palpable dance work in a small “DIY” organization. Dancers must be confidently able to collaborate with peers and Directors.

 

MEN ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

 

Experienced adults and serious inquiries only: MamLuft&Co. Dance prefers not to enlist students who are still in college, but may do so in some exceptional cases.

 

To make an audition appointment, contact dance@mamluftcodance.org. No phone calls, please.


 

Taft Museum of Art

Outreach Program Coordinator (Short-Term, Part-Time) — Posted 04/07/2014 - 9:00am
Reports To: Director of Education
Deadline to Apply: Sat, 05/31/2014

Job Description

OUTREACH PROGRAM COORDINATOR 

A temporary, part-time position (ten months); $11.00 per hour

 

Description:

 

The Taft Museum of Art seeks an organized, creative-thinking self-starter whose own life and work experiences bring understanding, passion and commitment to the mission of the Duncanson Artist in Residence program – a program that recognizes the achievements of contemporary African American artists and  honors the relationship between Robert S. Duncanson and Nicholas Longworth – artist and patron.

 

Each year, the Duncanson Society of the Taft Museum of Art, the museum’s African American affiliate organization, invites an African American artist to be in residence at the Taft Museum of Art for two weeks, typically in late October or early November. The Coordinator reports to the Director of Education and is responsible for coordinating and facilitating all activities related to the Duncanson Artist-in-Residence program, including events, presentations, school visits, performances, transportation, facilities, promotion and participation. The Coordinator communicates with local educators and vendors to facilitate residency activities, acts as liaison to the Duncanson Society regarding the residency, and completes and presents a final report of the residency for funders.

 

The Coordinator also works with Education staff on the Art Supporting Academics Project (ASAP) and other Education programs. Working with the Volunteer Coordinator/Scheduling Manager, the Coordinator will schedule ASAP school, after school, community center, and Museum visits, prepare materials for outreach visits, and provide support for other education programs.

 

For additional information, visit www.taftmuseum.org 

 

Requirements:

The ideal candidate will have strong organizational and communication skills, as well as approximately one year experience in program or event planning and implementation. Computer skills required (MS office: Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint; social networking). Arts administrative experience a plus. Must hold a valid drivers license and have daily access to an automobile during the two weeks of the residency.

 

Position requires up to 20 hours per week and will begin as soon as filled, with the greatest concentration of hours being in and around when the Duncanson residency takes place. Recent college graduates with a communications, public relations, marketing, arts education, museum education, or arts administration degree are encouraged to apply. 

 

Hours are flexible, but some weekend and evening hours will be required. The Coordinator will be a part-time employee of the Taft Museum of Art and will receive $11.00 per hour. The Taft Museum of Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer. To apply: Send cover letter (required), resume and writing sample by May 31 to:  eholland@taftmuseum.org.

 

 

No phone calls, please.


 

Pones, Inc.

Dancers Needed — Posted 03/31/2014 - 1:00pm
Deadline to Apply: Sun, 04/13/2014

Job Description

Pones Inc. is looking for dancers for: 

1) public dance improv gigs

2) flash mobs

3) traditional performances

4) workshops

5) any and all events

 

*We send out a list at the top of each month and you can select the events you would like to participate in / most gigs are PAID, some are not (they are always noted.)

 

**NO FORMAL AUDITION - IF INTERESTED PLEASE SEND AN E-MAIL TO KIM@PONESINC.COM BY SATURDAY APRIL 13TH INCLUDING A BRIEF RESUME***

 

Who we are looking for?

1) movers (if you have rhythm and ambition, you're in!)

2) trained dancers (all levels and styles)

3) ambitious outgoing people (who are willing to dance freely in public)

4) flexible schedule (events range from during the work week to weekend mornings) we ask that you are willing to commit to the gigs you select at the top of the month.

 

About Pones Inc: 

Pones Inc. provides artistic opportunities for community growth by creating engaging new ways for audiences to experience dance.

 

Founded in 2008, Pones Inc. has collaborated with over 200 artists and 100 art and service organizations. The company creates site-specific performances through a fusion of movement and dance with other art forms. Pones Inc.’s accessible and participatory performances have been seen in over 90 Greater Cincinnati locations, as well as, Indianapolis, and Chicago. Ongoing programs are available year round for artists and art groups, schools, and businesses. 

 

Pones Inc. performers use their bodies to speak their minds. The collective uses its signature 'pedestrian-inspired' movement to spark collaboration, connection, and community. 

 

Pones Inc. believes that art creates powerful change.

 

https://vimeo.com/52466271

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/258236377688700/?ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular


 

American Red Cross

Director/Producer Intern — Posted 03/28/2014 - 8:00am
Reports To: Youth Volunteer Specialist
Deadline to Apply: Fri, 04/25/2014

Job Description

ArtsWave has granted the American Red Cross funds to produce a new “edutainment” piece for children: “Toby and the Big Storm”.  This show is designed to bring Red Cross preparedness messages to a child audience in a memorable way!  

 

The director/producer intern will work with teen actors and techie-types to produce and present this new never-before-produced program.  We will look to cast the show in May, rehearse in June and perform in July thru early August. 

 

Responsibilities Include:

· Holding auditions, selecting cast (and possibly double-casting).

· Setting rehearsal schedule

· Selecting and purchasing costume and props (working within the parameters of the grant) 

· Rehearsing and touring the show with the cast and crew

· Keeping a record of audiences reached. 

· Planning and holding a “cast party” celebration at the end of the tour

· Identifying audiences at camps, youth programs and scheduling 

· Other duties associated with coordinating a small local tour

· Contributing information for the completion of the project wrap-up report 

 

Working hours:  Generally, 2 – 3 days a week, daytime Monday through Friday.  You will have some freedom to set the schedule according to your availability and the availability of cast members.  Some weekend hours may be required if we find a booking too good to pass up!

 

Candidates should have a background in directing and/or leading youth in team projects, a vision for bringing a script from the page to the stage, good communication skills and an ability to work with other adult volunteers.

 

This is an unpaid position, but you will get the opportunity to impress two large local non-profit organizations in one project! 

 

To apply, please email resume and the names and contact information for two references to: diana.wood@redcross.org .  For questions, please call Diana Wood at 513.522.9663


 

Melodic Connections

Assistant Music Instructor — Posted 03/25/2014 - 11:00am
Reports To: Executive Director
Deadline to Apply: Fri, 04/25/2014

Job Description

Program Description:

Students attending Melodic Connections Conservatory are adults with a variety of special learning needs.  The program runs from 9 am to 3 pm daily.  During the six hour period students take part in group adapted keyboard, guitar, voice and drum lessons.  Students also participate in modified music appreciation, music theory and/or song writing classes.

 

Position Description:  Melodic Connections is seeking an individual to assist in student instruction on Mondays and Tuesdays from 8 am to 4 pm.  After receiving necessary information from lead instructor and/or Executive Director, applicant should be able/willing to assist individuals possessing a variety of communication abilities.

 

Qualifications:  High school diploma.  Applicant should be able to play at least one of the following:  guitar, keyboard, drums or voice.  Background checks will be conducted.  

 

To apply, please submit resume to Betsey@MelodicConnections.org    

 

About Melodic Connections:

Founded in 2008, the mission of Melodic Connections is to empower special learners through therapeutic group and individual music education and performance experiences. Melodic Connections also works to enhance the lives of Greater Cincinnati community members through the enjoyment of performance based musical art created by exceptional persons.

 

URL:

www.MelodicConnections.org

 

Studio Location:

Melodic Connections

4527 Reading Road

Cincinnati, OH  45229

888-858-3048


 

Cincinnati Opera

Finance Intern (10 Week position) — Posted 03/21/2014 - 8:00am
Reports To: Finance Director
Deadline to Apply: Fri, 04/04/2014

Job Description

Finance Intern— Summer 2014

 

Cincinnati Opera seeks an individual to serve as the Finance Department Intern from to June 2 August 8, 2014 (10 weeks).  

 

Responsibilities Include:

· Processing purchase orders

· Processing both accounts payable and receivable

· Preparation of bank deposits

· Maintenance of W-9 forms and other data for new and existing vendors

· Filing and maintenance of paid and pending invoices

· Work with all staff members to ensure transactions are recorded in conformity with Generally Accepted Accounting Principals (GAAP)

· Assisting CFO and Controller with other tasks as assigned

· Financial analysis 

· Assisting other departments as required, including at performances

 

 

Work has more of an accounting nature than a finance nature.

 

Working hours are Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with additional hours on days of opera performances and special events (including evenings and weekends).  

 

This is an entry-level position, and offers college students an excellent opportunity to learn about the operations of an opera company.  Candidates should have a background in finance or accounting with strong computer skills including Microsoft Excel and Word.  

 

Stipend: $275 per week.

 

Please email/mail/fax resume and the names and contact information for three references to: hr@cincinnatiopera.org; Human Resources, Cincinnati Opera, 1243 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH  45202-7531; Fax: 513-768-5556.  Deadline for application is April 4, 2014.

 

Cincinnati Opera is an EEO/M/F/V/D Employer


 

Clifton Cultural Arts Center

Arts Administration Intern — Posted 03/21/2014 - 8:00am
Reports To: Executive Director
Deadline to Apply: Sun, 04/06/2014

Job Description

About the Organization: Clifton Cultural Arts Center is a truly regional Cultural Arts Center encompassing – and preserving – over 53,000 square feet of historically significant space in an urban campus. Housed in the former Clifton School building, CCAC has welcomed over 54,000 visitors for an exhibit, concert, theater performance, civic function, or class since opening its doors in 2008. CCAC’s mission is to strengthen the critical link between participation in the cultural arts and successful, healthy children, adults and communities. www.cliftonculturalarts.org 

 

Title: Arts Administration Intern

Internship Length: April 14 – August 1, 2014 

Overview: The CCAC Arts Administration Internship requires a commitment of 10 – 15 hours per week over a 16-week period (some evening and weekend hours required). The CCAC intern will be supervised by the Programs Coordinator and will regularly interact with the Executive Director, Events & Gallery Coordinator, Program Associates, and members of the Board of Directors.  His/her time will be spent supporting the organization's over-arching work, including:

· Assisting with creating a welcoming environment for class participants and events

· Assisting with staffing the Center's main office during a mutually agreed upon schedule

· Preparing for and successfully assist in execution of Wednesdays on the Green concert series

· Aiding Programs Coordinator with marketing and programming projects

· Helping to design organizational materials, such as calendars and class lists

· Support the Center’s financial goals by aiding Executive Director in compiling grant data

· Help staff prepare for, market, and set up special events

· Meeting weekly with the Programs Coordinator to discuss goals and progress

Requirements:

· Successful candidates are detail-oriented, organized, intrepid, enthusiastic, and upbeat. They are reliable, professional in their communications, and thrive in collaborative environments.

· This position requires the candidate to have his or her own reliable transportation.

· Candidates must be comfortable with Microsoft Word and have a basic familiarity with Microsoft Excel. 

To Apply: Contact the Programs Coordinator, Emalene Benson, at emalene.benson@cliftonculturalarts.org with your

· Résumé

· Cover letter

· 2 professional references

Compensation: Unpaid, course credit options available. 


 

COR Music Project

Teaching Fellow — Posted 03/21/2014 - 8:00am
Deadline to Apply: Tue, 04/01/2014

Job Description

Pay Rate: $20/hour

Reports To: Program Director

Deadline to Apply: April 1st, 2014 5pm

 

Job Description: Teaching Fellow

Positions available: 4

 

Responsibilities and Duties:  Teaching Fellow assume professional responsibility for providing learning experiences in music and the performing arts. Also providing supervision of students in a supportive and positive climate that develops in each student the skills, attitudes, and knowledge to meet and exceed the Cincinnati Outreach Music Project standards and the St. Cecilia School curriculum. Teaching Fellow will be responsible for instructing students from K-12th  grade with little to moderate musical experience in instrumental and vocal music. In addition, Teaching Fellow will be expected to work 2-5 days a week and must be available between the hours of 8am-12pm, Tuesday-Thursday.

 

Positions available: General music, Piano, choir

 

Qualifications: Bachelor’s of Music or higher. Background checks will be conducted. To apply for a Teaching Fellow Position, please submit resume to DeronHall@CORMusicProject.org by 5pm on April 1st,2014…Interviews will be scheduled following submission.

 

About COR: The Cincinnati Out Reach Music Project was founded in 2011 in order to promote diversity in classical music and to make quality music education more accessible to underprivileged youth in Cincinnati and its surrounding communities.

 

The COR Music Project is an educational, after school, youth orchestra and choir outreach program designed for students lacking adequate funds to participate in quality music programs. We elimante obstacles related to access and affordability of world class music instruction. 

 

Learn more at www.CORMusicProject.org


 

Middletown Arts Center

Youth Arts Class Instructor — Posted 03/19/2014 - 1:00pm
Deadline to Apply: Sun, 03/02/2014

Job Description

Middletown Arts Center, Middletown, Ohio

 

Youth Artist Instructor Needed

 

Position Description:

The Middletown Arts Center, Middletown, Ohio is seeking an instructor for their youth artist classes. These classes, for students in grades 1-6, are designed to develop creativity in the individual and to teach age appropriate basic art concepts and skills. Class projects should use a variety of mediums, to provide different experiences for students. Basic art vocabulary should also be introduced and used throughout the duration of the class.

 

Position Requirements:

-A Bachelors or Masters Degree in Visual Art or Art Education.

- Prior experience in teaching visual art to elementary aged students.

 - Excellent communication skills with students & parents.

- A passion for fostering creativity in young artists.

 

Please send cover letter, resume and images of professional work to:

 

Leslie Pinto

Program Coordinator

lpinto@middletownartscenter.com

 

www.middletownartscenter.com


 

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

Assistant Librarian — Posted 03/18/2014 - 12:00pm
Reports To: Principal Librarian
Deadline to Apply: Tue, 04/08/2014

Job Description

Company Description:  Founded in 1895, the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (CSO) is the fifth oldest orchestra in the United States and represents the evolution of 200 years of musical tradition in the Queen City. The mission of the CSO is to (1) present the highest quality performances of great music, bringing national and international distinction to the orchestra and the community; (2) delight and educate diverse audiences of all ages, and enhance the cultural vitality and quality of life in the region; and, (3) operate in a financially sound manner.  

Position Summary: The Assistant Librarian is responsible for providing support for the day-to-day functioning of the library.  The Cincinnati Symphony and Pops Orchestra (CSO/CPO) librarians also provide library services for Cincinnati May Festival, Cincinnati Opera, and Cincinnati Ballet.  Work hours will occur primarily in the CSO/CPO Library between 9AM and 5PM, with occasional evening or weekend work hours, and occasional work in alternate venues, as requested by the Principal Librarian.

 

The Assistant Librarian must demonstrate initiative, responsiveness, and be committed to excellence; possess excellent time management and prioritization skills, multitasking ability and an ability to meet strict deadlines; be proactive,  and remain calm under pressure; demonstrate attention to details, take ownership over work and provide complete and accurate information. 

 

Responsibilities:

 

· Assist in the preparation of music for all CSO, CPO, and May Festival rehearsals and performances.  General responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

o editing and proofing;

o measure numbering;

o marking rehearsal letters;

o marking cuts;

o preparing and breaking down orchestra folders;

o preparing inserts;

o fixing page turns;

o photocopying.

· Assist in all preparation of Cincinnati Opera music, including checking PVs against full scores, marking cuts and inserts, and working with banda parts.

· Assist in all preparation of Cincinnati Ballet music, including marking extensive cuts and inserts.

· Catalog and file CSO/CPO/MF sets and new works.

· Ship rental music to publishers and maintain shipping records.

· Responsibilities are expected to grow over time, to include project management of Young People’s and Lollipop concerts.

· All other duties as assigned.  

 

Qualifications:

 

Education:  Bachelor’s degree in music.

 

Knowledge:  Working knowledge of performance practices, composition, music theory and foreign language music terms.  Working knowledge of office computer applications including Microsoft Office products. OPAS and/or music preparation software such as Finale or Sibelius experience is a plus.

 

Experience:  Minimum two years of previous related experience required, preferably with a professional and/or MOLA member orchestra.  Candidates with a career goal of excelling as an orchestra librarian preferred.

 

Skills: Attention to detail and accuracy and proven ability to produce neat work, well organized, cooperative attitude and willingness to learn and assist others, able to use computer applications with exceptional typing skills, and telephone, ability to work in a fast paced environment and to manage time in order to meet important deadlines, ability to work autonomously and solve problems with minimal supervision.  Ability to work diplomatically with a variety of personalities and work styles is also a necessity.

 

The CSO celebrates diversity!  We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity, Minority, Female, Disabled, Veteran Employer.

 

Please send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to:

 

Margot Benish

Director of Human Resources

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

Music Hall

1241 Elm Street

Cincinnati, OH  45202

 

Or via email at:  hr@cincinnatisymphony.org

Please put “Assistant Librarian” in the subject line.

 

 

No third party applications will be accepted.


 

Taft Museum of Art

Call for Duncanson Artist in Residence applicants — Posted 03/17/2014 - 9:00am
Deadline to Apply: Thu, 05/01/2014

Job Description

CALL FOR CANDIDATES

2014 Duncanson Artist-in-Residence, Taft Museum of Art

Photographer

To honor the relationship between African American painter Robert S. Duncanson (1821-1872) and Cincinnati art patron Nicholas Longworth (1782-1863), the Robert S. Duncanson Society of the Taft Museum of Art annually recognizes the achievements of contemporary African American artists through the Duncanson Artist-in-Residence program. 

For two weeks, the artist is active in the community through public events, workshops, and outreach to area schools, working with students in the classroom and at the Taft to strengthen their understanding of the arts and the relevance of the arts to their lives.

The ideal candidate for 2014 will be a photographer. This year’s residency coincides with the Taft Museum of Art fall exhibition Paris Night & Day: Masterworks of Photography from Atget to Man Ray. The purpose of the residency is to promote and develop a deepening awareness of African American art and artists and to inspire future generations. Previous Duncanson Artists-in-Residence include among others poet/essayist Nikki Giovanni, filmmaker William Greaves, playwright/screenwriter Keith Josef Adkins, visual artist Brian Joiner, violist Nokuthula Ngwenyama, soprano Adrienne Danrich, and actor/playwright Nikkole Salter.

Dates of Residency:  Two weeks in October, 2014 (some flexibility)

Honorarium: $7,500 (plus a per diem of $56/per day; lodging and travel provided if necessary)

Responsibilities include:

· Attendance at reception(s) to open and close residency

· Evening and/or weekend public presentations (3-5)

· Up to 10 programs with school groups, including a day-long session at the local magnet school for the arts 

· Morning and lunchtime program for sponsors of residency

· Weekend program for families

· Weekend master class or workshop for teens/adults 

· Additional programs for targeted audiences, to be determined

· Publicity appearances and commitments prior to and during residency

Note: These responsibilities are subject to some flexibility. It is our mission to reach the broadest possible audience and to form as many community collaborations as possible.

Applicants should submit the following:

· A cover letter outlining interest in the residency

· A current résumé

· Digital portfolio on CD or DVD

· Link to a professional website if the applicant has one

· Copies of press materials 

· Descriptions of any programs or workshops done with school or adult audiences

 

Send materials to: Robert S. Duncanson Executive Committee

Christine Miller, Executive Assistant to the Director

Taft Museum of Art

316 Pike Street

Cincinnati, OH  45202-4293

 

Deadline:  All materials must be received by April 30, 2014.  Include a stamped, self-addressed envelope of sufficient size/postage for return of digital media if necessary. For any questions, please ask cmiller@taftmuseum.org or visit www.taftmuseum.org.


 

Cincinnati Opera

Development Intern — Posted 03/14/2014 - 2:00pm
Deadline to Apply: Sat, 04/05/2014

Job Description

Cincinnati Opera’s Development Department seeks a highly motivated individual to serve as the Development Intern from May 19 through August 1, 2014.

 

Responsibilities Include:

Work with Development staff in all aspects of fund development:

Ø Coordinate, track and distribute sponsor and donor benefits (tickets, parking passes, etc.)

Ø Provide general clerical, database, and correspondence support

Ø Assist with mailings

Ø Research – major donor prospects, donor benefits, foundations, other operas

Ø Assist with details/logistics of events and activities connected to the season including Prelude Dinners, Cast Parties, dress rehearsals, YP (young professional) events, and Donor Receptions

Ø Manage RSVP lists 

Ø Other tasks as assigned

 

This is an entry-level position, and offers college students an excellent opportunity to learn about the operations of an opera company.  Candidates must have strong computer skills (Microsoft Word and Excel are required).  This position requires outstanding organization and communication skills including being comfortable dealing with the public. The ideal candidate will have his or her own transportation in order to run errands throughout the day.

 

Working hours are Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with additional hours on days of opera performances and special events (including evenings and weekends).

 

Stipend: $275 per week.

 

Please email/mail/fax resume and the names and contact information for three references by March 21, 2014 to: hr@cincinnatiopera.org; Human Resources, Cincinnati Opera, 1243 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH  45202-7531; Fax: 513-768-5556.

 

Cincinnati Opera is an EEO/M/F/V/D Employer


 

Cincinnati Opera

Administrative Intern — Posted 03/14/2014 - 2:00pm
Deadline to Apply: Sat, 04/05/2014

Job Description

Cincinnati Opera seeks an individual to serve as the Administrative Intern from May 12 to August 1, 2014 (12 weeks). 

 

The main responsibility of this position is to be the seasonal receptionist for all Cincinnati Opera phone calls, visitors and packages into the Corbett Opera Center.  The phone console is to be manned 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with a one-hour lunch break. 

 

Other responsibilities include but are not limited to:

§ Help Administrative department with clerical needs.

§ Assist with General Director’s invitations and RSVP’s for seasonal events.

§ Run errands for administrative/finance department.

§ Assist finance department with projects

§ Assist staff in other departments with project as available including mailings, proofreading, while still securing main desk.

§ Assist on performance evenings as assigned.

§ Take mail to post office at day’s end.

 

This is an entry-level position, and offers college students an excellent opportunity to observe the operations of an opera company. Candidates must have an excellent phone manner and be comfortable and respectful dealing with the public. Strong computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook) and organizational skills are required. The ideal candidate will have his or her own transportation.

 

Working hours are Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with additional hours on days of opera performances and special events (including evenings and weekends).

 

Stipend: $275 per week.

 

Please email/fax/mail resume and letter of interest with contact information for three references by March 21, 2014 to: Human Resources, Cincinnati Opera, 1243 Elm Street, Cincinnati, Ohio  45202-7531; Fax: 513-768-5556: Email – hr@cincinnatiopera.org

 

Cincinnati Opera is an EEO/M/F/V/D Employer


 

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

Payroll Administrator — Posted 03/14/2014 - 8:00am
Reports To: Director of Human Resouece
Deadline to Apply: Tue, 04/01/2014

Job Description

Company Description:  Founded in 1895, the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (CSO) is the fifth oldest orchestra in the United States and represents the evolution of 200 years of musical tradition in the Queen City. The mission of the CSO is to (1) present the highest quality performances of great music, bringing national and international distinction to the orchestra and the community; (2) delight and educate diverse audiences of all ages, and enhance the cultural vitality and quality of life in the region; and, (3) operate in a financially sound manner.  

Position Summary: The Payroll Administrator is responsible for providing a variety of payroll and accounting functions to the Finance Department. Under general supervision from the Director of Human Resources, the Payroll Administrator is responsible for processing and submitting payroll, general bookkeeping, and any additional tasks assigned by the Director of Human Resources. The Payroll Administrator must demonstrate initiative, responsiveness, and be committed to excellence; possess excellent time management and prioritization skills, multitasking ability and an ability to meet strict deadlines; be proactive,  and remain calm under pressure; demonstrate attention to details, take ownership over work and provide complete and accurate information. 

 

Responsibilities:

 

Payroll:

· Preparing, inputting, and reviewing payroll information into the payroll software

· Maintaining complete and accurate payroll records

· Preparing payroll reports and schedules

· Submitting all payroll reports to the proper entities 

· Ensuring compliance with payroll laws and regulations

· Assisting employees  with payroll deductions, direct deposits, and other payroll questions

· Reconcile payroll to the general ledger on a regular basis including allocation of all wages and taxes appropriate to each concert

· Reconcile payroll deduction and employee benefit amounts and prepares payment submission documentation

· Keeping track of employee time away from work

· Working closely with Orchestra Manager and Stage Manager relative to payroll processing

· Work closely with the Director of Human Resources relative to employment, benefits and payroll processing

· Other duties as assigned

 

Bookkeeping:

 

· Enter payroll labor distribution into the accounting software.

· Participates in the annual audit as assigned.

· Reconcile bank statements utilizing the accounting software.

 

Other:

· Provides backup coverage for reception as needed.

· Ensures the work area is clean, secure and well maintained.

· Completes special projects and miscellaneous assignments as assigned.

· Assist Controller and Director of HR with other tasks as needed.

· Other duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications:

 

Education:  Minimum 2-year degree with an accounting focus, 4 year degree preferred

 

Knowledge:  Advanced knowledge of related computer applications including Outlook, Excel and Word, and familiarity with basic bookkeeping procedures.

 

Experience:  Minimum two years of previous related experience required. Experience with QuickBooks and Paycor, or similar payroll software preferred.

 

Skills: Exceptional typing skills, attention to detail and accuracy, well organized, cooperative attitude and willingness to learn and assist others, able to use computer applications, ten key, and telephone, ability to work in a fast paced environment and to manage time in order to meet important deadlines, ability to work autonomously and solve problems with minimal supervision.

 

The CSO celebrates diversity!  We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity, Minority, Female, Disabled, Veteran Employer.

 

Please send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to:

 

Margot Benish

Director of Human Resources

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

Music Hall

1241 Elm Street

Cincinnati, OH  45202

 

Or via email at:  hr@cincinnatisymphony.org

Please put “Payroll Administrator” in the subject line.

 

No third party applications will be accepted.


 

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

Youth Ensembles Coordinator (Part-Time) — Posted 03/12/2014 - 5:00pm
Deadline to Apply: Sun, 03/30/2014

Job Description

Company Description:  Founded in 1895, the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (CSO) is the fifth oldest orchestra in the United States and represents the evolution of 200 years of musical tradition in the Queen City. The mission of the CSO is to (1) present the highest quality performances of great music, bringing national and international distinction to the orchestra and the community; (2) delight and educate diverse audiences of all ages, and enhance the cultural vitality and quality of life in the region; and, (3) operate in a financially sound manner.

 

Position Summary: The Youth Ensembles Coordinator is a part-time position responsible for day-to-day operations of the CSO’s youth orchestras and programs focused on amateur music making. The Youth Ensembles Coordinator will plan and manage activities seeking to engage young musicians in youth orchestra experiences, including the supervision of all volunteers and CSYO Graduate Assistant in delivering any aspect of the programs. Additionally, identifying and developing programs both independently and in collaboration with partners - both internal and external - to fill broad community needs is expected. The Youth Ensembles Coordinator is a member of the Community Engagement and Learning (CE&L) team and supports other members of the team as required.

 

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

 

Programmatic

· Plan and implement all aspects of the CSO’s youth ensembles including but not limited to Cincinnati Symphony Youth Orchestra (CSYO), CSYO Concert Orchestra, CSYO Nouveau Chamber Players.

· In consultation with the Marketing department,  Data Team, Communications staff and Senior Director of CE&L, oversee the marketing and ticketing for all youth ensemble programs, including brochures, newsletters, flyers, e-mails/e-blasts, advertisements, and other media as necessary and data/impact tracking.

· Create, cultivate and maintain professional relationships with regional and local community partners (school Music Directors, Orchestra Directors, Band Directors, etc).

 

 

Budget and Planning

· Develop budgets for each program with Senior Director of CE&L; monitor the progress of each, and adjust plans as necessary.

· Assist the Senior Director of CE&L in establishing appropriate educational goals for the CSO’s ensemble programs and plans for achieving those goals.

· Identify national/industry trends that may present new opportunities for the CSO; recommend a course of action that takes this information into account.

 

Board of Directors

· Report to the Education Committee of the Board on the progress of youth/amateur ensembles and provide other reports and public communications as requested.

 

 

Administrative

· Collaborate with the Marketing and Operations Departments in the implementation of programs, especially the CSO/CSYO Side-by-Side Concert, as needed; coordinate with other CSO activities.

· Cultivate, plan and schedule CSO musicians for individual and ensemble events sponsored by or supporting the CSO’s youth/amateur music-making efforts (coaching, presentations, mini-concerts, etc.). These events should be planned within the Service Exchange program whenever possible.

· Train, manage and evaluate the performance of CSYO Graduate Assistant, interns and volunteers.

 

Perform concert duty

· Serve as on-site manager for youth/amateur ensemble events and concerts.

 

Other

· Perform other duties as assigned by the Senior Director of Community Engagement & Learning.

 

Job Requirements, Skills, Background

· Bachelor’s degree in music and/or education is preferred

· Experience managing high school ensembles is preferred

· Highly self-motivated and proactive approach to work is essential

· Excellent oral and written communication skills

· Excellent organizational skills, critical thinking ability, and faultless attention to detail

· Ability to work with diverse constituencies and provide excellent customer service

· Working occasional nights and weekends is expected

· Must be team oriented, consistently positive, and maintain a professional demeanor 

· Computer proficiency a must, including working with Microsoft Word/Excel and the internet; ability to learn and utilize new software applications; experience with Tessitura is a plus

· Posses a valid U.S. driver’s license and reliable transportation access as off site travel is required

 

The CSO celebrates diversity!  We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity, Minority, Female, Disabled, Veteran Employer.

 

Please send cover letter, resume and hourly compensation requirements to:

 

Margot Benish

Director of Human Resources

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

Music Hall

1241 Elm Street

Cincinnati, OH  45202

 

Or via email at:  hr@cincinnatisymphony.org

Please put “Youth Ensembles Coordinator” in the subject line.

 

No third party applications will be accepted.


 

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

Community Learning Manager — Posted 03/12/2014 - 5:00pm
Reports To: Senior Director, CE&L
Deadline to Apply: Mon, 03/31/2014

Job Description

Company Description:  Founded in 1895, the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (CSO) is the fifth oldest orchestra in the United States and represents the evolution of 200 years of musical tradition in the Queen City. The mission of the CSO is to (1) present the highest quality performances of great music, bringing national and international distinction to the orchestra and the community; (2) delight and educate diverse audiences of all ages, and enhance the cultural vitality and quality of life in the region; and, (3) operate in a financially sound manner.  

 

Position Summary: The Community Learning Manager is a full time position responsible for designing, developing, administering, and evaluating all education programs, consistent with CSO policies and stated educational mission and goals. The Community Learning Manager will plan, manage and expand educational activities of the CSO and May Festival, under the direction of the Sr. Director of CE&L, including the supervision of all volunteers and staff involved in delivering any aspect of the programs. The Community Learning Manager will also represent the CSO to other arts, education, and civic institutions to promote constructive working partnerships in the community. The successful candidate will have a strong sense of customer service and enjoy working with a wide variety of people. The Community Learning Manager is a member of the Community Engagement & Learning (CE&L) team and supports other members of the team as required.

 

JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

Education/Community Learning Programs

 

· Plan and implement all aspects of the CSO’s community learning programs, including youth concerts (in consultation with Sr. Director of CE&L and Pops Conductor), musicians-in-schools, Classical Conversations, lecture-demonstrations, family concerts, school concerts, adult education and select volunteer programs. Assess effectiveness and impact of each activity.

· Develop, implement and evaluate Community Learning initiatives to strengthen CSO impact and presence in local communities, regional communities and Over-the-Rhine including but not limited to schools, community centers, etc.

· Develop and implement programs that further the CSO and CE&L strategic plans with appropriate evaluations and impact measures.

· Use creativity and innovation in developing new programs that attempt to incorporate current educational and technological initiatives to cultivate new community partnerships.

· Work in conjunction with schools and other partners to develop all materials used in teacher training, musician training, and student preparation for educational programs. Oversee the work of any outside contractors in the development of these materials.

· In consultation with the Marketing department,  Data Team, Communications staff and Senior Director of CE&L, oversee the marketing and ticketing for all educational programs, including web-site updates, brochures, newsletters, flyers, e-mails/e-blasts, advertisements, and other media as necessary.

· Cultivate and maintain professional relationships with regional and local school district(s), community colleges, universities, and other educational/civic institutions. Act as a primary spokesperson for the CSO in education matters with Senior Director of CE&L.

· In collaboration with the CSO Data Team, utilize Tessitura and other software to efficiently and accurately track student/school/patron data for CE&L programs.  Serve as the Tessitura power user for CE&L and work with members of the CSO Data Team and other departments to develop and implement effective tracking procedures for CE&L programs.

 

Budget and Planning

 

· Assist the Senior Director of CE&L in establishing appropriate education goals for the CSO.

· Develop programs and plan for achieving those goals; coordinate all activities with the CSO’s master calendar.

· Develop budgets for each program with Senior Director of CE&L; monitor the progress of each, and adjust plans as necessary.

· Identify educational trends that may present new opportunities for the CSO; recommend a course of action that takes this information into account.

 

Board of Directors

 

· Report to the Education Committee of the Board on the progress of all education programs and provide other reports and public communications as requested.

 

Administrative

 

· Cultivate, plan and schedule the orchestra musicians for individual and ensemble events sponsored by or supporting the CSO’s education efforts. These events should be planned within the Service Exchange program whenever possible.

· Collaborate cross-departmentally to implement programs and provide up-to-date information to assist fundraising efforts.

 

Perform concert duty

· Regularly attend CSO and Pops concerts and events, and serve as an advocate for the organization among key stakeholders.

· Support select CE&L activities on run-outs and tours if/as needed.

 

 

 

 

Other

 

· Attend concerts of local school groups; act as a liaison between the CSO and community educational institutions.

· Keep abreast of recent research in music education; maintain a collection of current resource materials.

· The position will also be responsible for developing and implementing new educational initiatives for the May Festival.

· Perform other duties as assigned by the Senior Director of Community Engagement & Learning.

 

 Job Requirements, Skills, Background

· Bachelor’s degree in music and/or education is required

· Three years of experience in orchestra education

· Knowledge of arts integrated curriculum design preferred

· Highly self-motivated with a proactive approach to work

· Excellent oral and written communication skills

· Excellent organizational skills, critical thinking ability, and faultless attention to detail

· Ability to work successfully in a fast-paced environment while managing and prioritizing multiple deadline projects is essential

· Ability to work with diverse constituencies and provide excellent customer service

· Availability to work occasional evening and weekend performances is expected

· Must be team oriented, consistently positive, and maintain a professional demeanor

· Computer proficiency required, including Microsoft Office, Word and Excel, with the ability to learn and utilize new software applications.  Experience with Tessitura is a plus.

· Possess a valid U.S. driver’s license and reliable transportation access as off site travel is required.

 

The CSO celebrates diversity!  We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity, Minority, Female, Disabled, Veteran Employer.

 

Please send cover letter, resume and hourly compensation requirements to:

Margot Benish, Director of Human Resources

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

Music Hall

1241 Elm Street

Cincinnati, OH  45202

 

Or via email at:  hr@cincinnatisymphony.org

Please put “Community Learning Manager” in the subject line.

 

No third party applications will be accepted.


 

CliftonFest 2014

ArtCarpet Artists' Commission — Posted 03/11/2014 - 9:00am
Deadline to Apply: Mon, 03/31/2014

Job Description

ARTCARPET ARTISTS SOUGHT!

We are seeking participation of 35 great street artists from September 26-28, 2014.  Get paid $150 for creation of a 4’ x 6’ (approximate surface) image on the concrete sidewalks of Ludlow Avenue.  Work can begin as early as Friday evening, and must be complete by Sunday afternoon. Original designs are encouraged, but we also like reproductions of masterworks.  We’ll pair you with a merchant, and then design discussions begin! You provide the pastels, we provide training for our milk process that preserves images for months. Payment will be made to participating artists after work is completed.  Reserve your spot early in front of your favorite Gaslight business within the festival site that stretches from Middleton Avenue in the west to Clifton Avenue in the east.  How to reserve:  Send 3 portfolio samples by email for review (72 dpi/ 5” x 7” preferred) plus your name and phone # to jan@brownchecco.com