Job Opportunities

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

Patron Service Representative - Part Time — Posted 12/18/2014 - 10:00am
Reports To: Box Office Manager

Job Description

Department: Marketing/Sales     

Reports to: Box Office Manager

Hours:   Approximately 12-20 hours per week, including weekends

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra is seeking a part-time Patron Service Representative to serve as the first line of communication between our patrons and the organization. Successful candidates will be professional, personable and patron service oriented individuals who show great attention to detail, an interest in classical music and will share the overall organizational vision of delivering unparalleled concert experiences and deepening patron engagement.

The CSO is the umbrella organization for the Cincinnati Symphony and Cincinnati Pops, presenting more than 100+ concerts and events annually. A dynamic and thriving organization with a growing support base of audiences and contributors, the CSO is a cornerstone of the Cincinnati arts community and an anchor institution at Music Hall in Over-the-Rhine, with additional summer performances at Riverbend. The CSO also provides ticketing services for the Cincinnati May Festival, Vocal Arts Ensemble and World Piano Competition. The CSO serves as an ambassador for the Greater Cincinnati area to the world through national and international tours and an extensive Grammy-winning recording catalog, with over 10 million recordings sold.

Responsibilities:          

•Assist patrons in person, over the phone, and at concerts with superior patron service 

•Learn and manage a great deal of information about concerts, events and promotions in order to best answer patrons’ questions pleasantly, confidently, and efficiently

•Resolve issues in a prompt manner while maintaining high standards of quality and precision

• Help increase patron engagement, ticket sales and donations by suggesting additional ticket purchases and/or adding on donations with purchase

•Assist other departments with projects

•Other duties as required

Qualifications: Box office/sales experience; excellent computer skills; patron service and communication skills; flexibility and willingness to continually learn new things. Knowledge of classical music helpful. Flexibility with scheduling, and ample availability. 

Shifts are from 9:45am-1:45pm and 1:30pm-5:15pm Monday through Saturday. In addition concert shifts occur at the following times:

  • Thursday evenings (approximately 5:00pm through intermission) 
  • Friday mornings (8:45am through intermission) 
  • Friday and Saturday evenings (approximately 5:00pm through intermission) 
  • Sunday matinees and evenings (11:45am through intermission or 4:45pm through intermission) 

Candidates should submit work availability as it relates to the shifts listed above with application.

 

This is an hourly, non-exempt position with an hourly rate commensurate with the role, and also has a commission component.

Interested applicants should e-mail or fax their resumes of interest to: 

hr@cincinnatisymphony.org 

or faxed to 513.744.3550

The Cincinnati Symphony Celebrates Diversity! We are an EEO/M/F/D/V Employer.

 


 

Constella Music Festival

Internships: Marketing/Production Intern; Development Intern (Unpaid) — Posted 12/16/2014 - 4:00pm
Reports To: Festival Manager

Job Description

Constella Festival seeks a driven, organized Festival Intern who possesses superior communication and organizational skills, starting December 2014. Constella is looking for someone who shares a passion for the arts and an excitement for the fast-paced, behind-the-scenes needs of a national, world-class music and arts organization. Interns will have the opportunity to cater their internship experience to their own career goals, including marketing/communications, development and festival production.

 

Responsibilities and Duties May Include:

· Plan and coordinate production for 2015 Festival programs and special events

· Coordinate Constella event volunteers

· Assist with 2015 Festival marketing and development.

· Complete various administrative tasks as assigned

· Build your network while working with some of today’s brightest artistic stars

 

Qualifications Include:

· Administrative experience working for not-for-profit organizations, preferably in the arts field

· An interest in artistic administration for a festival

· Detail-oriented and organized with a demonstrated ability to multitask, prioritize and meet deadlines

· Strong oral and written communication and analytical skills

· Demonstrated ability to learn new technologies and solutions quickly

 

By participating in this new internship, you will learn valuable skills necessary to move into the artistic administrative field, with a specific emphasis on performing arts and festival management. These positions are unpaid, but interns may receive volunteer or academic credit for their services. Average time commitment is 5-10 hours/week.

 

To Apply:

Send resume and cover letter including potential start date and weekly hours available to Janet Hill. Please forward references. In subject line, please reference: Festival Internship. Festivalmanager@constellafestival.org 

 

Contact:

Janet Hill, Festival Manager

Festivalmanager@constellafestival.org


 

Cincinnati Ballet

Sales & Ticketing Services Associate Part Time — Posted 12/16/2014 - 4:00pm
Reports To: Director of Sales & Ticketing Services

Job Description

Position Summary

The Sales & Ticketing Services Associate is essential in providing the best customer service, both in-person and over the phone. The ideal candidate must clearly and concisely convey information about Cincinnati Ballet and its season to patrons. This position will report to the Director of Sales & Ticketing Services.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Retain and maintain learned knowledge of ticket office software 

Process ticket purchases and exchanges both in-person and over the phone with efficiency and accuracy

Assist customers with online ticket purchases

Data entry of phone/mail/telemarketing/complimentary ticket orders

Re-print ticket orders

Handle the daily printing of tickets for either mail or will call 

Balance receipts and cash drawers at the end of each shift

Keep current on information for all Cincinnati Ballet performances

Convey information to assist and direct patrons accordingly for all performances

Demonstrate familiarity with seating charts and pricing configurations

Understand Cincinnati Ballet’s ticket policies (ADA guidelines, subscriber benefits, ticket exchange policy, payments accepted, etc.)

Maintain a clean and safe work environment

Assist in all Sales & Ticketing Services projects as well as support the Marketing and Communications department on occasion

Work in multiple work environments, i.e. Aronoff Center ticket office, Music Hall ticket office, etc during peak performance season

 

 

Education or Experience Necessary for the Position

Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Must be self-starter who can work independently and make critical decisions

Must be well organized and able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously

Courteous and impeccable manners, including phone and email etiquette

Ability to work in a fast paced environment

Attention to detail

Skill to handle cash responsibly and accurately

Friendly, outgoing with great customer service skills a must

Exceptional computer experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, various data entry and internet ordering systems, basic hardware connection and configuration knowledge

Experience in Paciolan and Tessitura a plus

Previous sales experience required

Customer service experience a plus

Performing arts/nonprofit experience a plus

 

To Apply:

Submit your cover letter, resume, and references to:  

 

Thomas McLaughlin

Director of Sales & Ticketing Services

Cincinnati Ballet

1555 Central Parkway

Cincinnati, OH 45214

tmclaughlin@cballet.org

 

Cincinnati Ballet is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Candidates for employment are considered without regard to race, color, sex, creed, religion, national origin, sexual preference, age, non-job-related disability, or marital status.


 

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park

After School Theater Program Assistant — Posted 12/16/2014 - 4:00pm
Reports To: Education Associate

Job Description

Position Profile

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park seeks an assistant for an after school theatre program. Activities Beyond the Classroom (ABC) has provided funding for an after school theatre program at Shroder HS.  This paid position begins January 20, 2015 and ends May 7, 2015.  The program runs on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:30-6:00 p.m.  Ideal candidates have completed or are working towards a college degree, have experience with children in middle school, and have a strong interest in theatre.   The assistant functions as a consistent presence for the students and checks in weekly to the education associate with reports on student behavior, school issues, and activity in the program.  The assistant serves as role model who motivates students and aids the instructor as needed.    

 

Responsibilities and Duties:

· Maintain attendance records for each class.

· Provide behavioral support for instructor when needed. 

· Prepare snack for each meeting.  Typically this means making the errand to the store to purchase fresh fruit, chips, fruit snacks, etc. and portioning it out for the class.  Occasionally, the assistant will be asked to pick up pizza or other like items. 

· Provide supervision during snack and bathroom breaks. 

· Provide assistance to instructor during program activities.  This includes helping coach small group work, acting as a demonstrator, and participating in games and exercises if asked.  

· Work one-on-one with students when requested.

· Help maintain a positive and team-focused atmosphere through behavior and interaction with instructor and students. 

 

 

Qualifications and Requirements

· A successful candidate will be a self-motivated team player.

· Candidate should be flexible and proactive in a child-centered environment. 

· Candidate should enjoy working with people and demonstrate a positive, trustworthy and professional demeanor with all Playhouse staff, school staff, and students. 

· Must be able to commit to all 15 weeks of the program (Tuesdays/Thursdays 4:30-6:00pm).

· Basic knowledge and appreciation of theatre and theatre games or activities is desired.

· Previous experience with children in an urban public school is preferred.  

· Interest or experience in education is a plus.

· Must be able to provide your own transportation and have a valid driver’s license. 

 

 

Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check.  Assistant will need to register with CPS once hired.  

 

Applications will be reviewed upon receipt.

 

 

Please send cover letter and resume to:

 

Megan Alexander

Education Associate 

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park

962 Mt. Adams Circle

Cincinnati, OH  45202

megan.alexander@cincyplay.com

 

No third party applications will be accepted.

 

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

Subscription Coordinator — Posted 12/16/2014 - 4:00pm
Reports To: Marketing Manager, Subscriptions

Job Description

Company Description:  The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra is a dynamic ensemble of some of the world’s finest musicians. The CSO is the umbrella organization for the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra; together, the Orchestra presents more than 100+ concerts and events annually. A thriving organization with a growing support base of audiences and contributors, the CSO is the cornerstone of the Cincinnati arts community and an anchor cultural institution in the city. Music Hall, the CSO’s performance home, is on the National Historic Register, and is located in the historic and vibrant Over-the-Rhine neighborhood, increasingly known for its burgeoning artisan and “maker culture,” which the CSO proudly celebrates.

The fifth oldest symphony in the United States, the CSO has achieved international critical acclaim and an operating budget that consistently places it among America’s top 10 orchestras. The CSO serves as an ambassador for Greater Cincinnati to the world through national and international tours and an extensive Grammy-winning recording catalog, with over 10 million recordings sold worldwide. At home, the CSO was rated #1 in customer satisfaction and value among all Greater Cincinnati arts and entertainment venues, according to a 2010 independent study conducted by Northern Kentucky University.

Description:

The Subscription Coordinator helps deliver on the CSO’s mission and vision of engaging audiences and community better than any other orchestra in the world by delivering excellent customer service and deepening patron engagement. The Subscription Coordinator models the highest possible customer service; assists in determining subscription ticketing policies and subscriber retention initiatives and works collaboratively with internal and external constituencies to align positively around organizational objectives. 

 

Responsibilities:

· Lead the subscription (season ticket) processing effort for CSO, Pops and May Festival and partner organizations; ensure timely entry and fulfillment of orders and exchange requests.

· Coordinate subscription mailings and manage volunteer forces to assist; ensure that messaging/packaging of tickets is aligned with brand positioning. 

· Ensure integrity of daily balancing and handling of all payments as well as the confidentiality, proper handling, security, filing and disposal of all sensitive materials in accordance with company standards.

· Work with Telemarketing Manger to balance and reconcile orders, troubleshoot, resolve problems; maintain high level of support, accuracy and customer service.

· Process all account updates along with survey and promotion responses in accordance with internal database (Tessitura) standards.

· Resolve all subscription-related Customer Service Issue (CSIs) on a daily basis.

· Offer recommendations and take initiative to streamline processes and create greater efficiencies. 

· Assist with the CSO Street Team to distribute collateral in the community.

· Work closely with the Box Office Manager and Marketing team on promotions, training and special projects.

· Assist Marketing Manager, Subscriptions in planning and executing subscriber appreciation/retention initiatives such as the Opus 25 and Opus 50 subscriber recognition programs, Season Preview Luncheon, and Meet Your Seat events; recommend and evaluate additional opportunities for subscriber recognition/appreciation. 

· Maintain inventory of all relevant print collateral internally and at key locations around the community in a timely fashion.

· Assist with development of marketing concepts and execution of subscription and single ticket marketing plans.

· Provide back-up for incoming phone lines, receptionist, front-of-house and Box Office coverage.

· Other duties as assigned. 

Qualifications:

· At least one year customer service experience in a data processing environment; box office experience highly desirable 

· Innate curiosity, adaptability, and willingness to learn

· Stellar project management and planning skills, and verbal/written communication skills and the confidence to communicate results to various constituencies

· Ability to represent the CSO in a professional manner 

· Thrives in an extremely fast-paced environment and can process information on the fly

· Ability to see the big picture and opportunities, while successfully executing detailed plans

· Proven effectiveness in working cross-functionally and collaboratively

· Bachelor’s degree 

· Some knowledge of classical and/or choral music preferred; non-profit or performing arts experience a plus

· Experience with Tessitura database a big plus

· Data analysis skills a plus

 

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

 

Please send cover letter, resume and compensation requirements to:

 

Human Resources

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

Music Hall

1241 Elm Street

Cincinnati, OH  45202

 

Or via email at:  hr@cincinnatisymphony.org

Please put “Subscription Coordinator” in the subject line.

 

No third party applications will be accepted.


 

Cincinnati Art Museum

Building Maintenance Support Team Member — Posted 12/12/2014 - 9:00am

Job Description

The Cincinnati Art Museum has an opening for a full-time Building Maintenance Support Team in the Buildings & Grounds Department.  This position is non-exempt and benefits eligible.

 

Responsibilities:  

 

Working under the direction of the Buildings and Grounds supervisor, the Building Maintenance Support Team Member will have responsibility for routine and general upkeep of the Art Museum’s grounds and facilities.  Duties include, but are not limited to the following:

 

- Performing general building repair and preventative maintenance.  Functions would include cleaning of cooling towers and boilers, performing work orders repairs for departments, and assisting in other work projects as assigned.

- Assist in cleaning, painting, and making small repairs of art museum galleries and spaces as required.  Will also assist in cleaning Art Museum facilities including bathrooms and offices as needed.

 

- Assisting in seasonal work duties such as winter shoveling and salting of walkways and steps, spring and summer lawn mowing, weed removal, and bush trimming.

 

- Assisting in fabrication of building crates, frames, shelving or anything else required by the museum. 

 

- Assist electricians as needed

 

- Assist FST with pick-ups from the warehouses and event set-ups.

 

- Perform other duties as assigned.

 

Please note this position is considered essential and will be on call for emergencies as needed.

 

Requirements:  High school diploma or general education degree (GED) and one year of responsible experience in building and facility maintenance or an acceptable equivalent combination of education and experience. Should have knowledge of general repair, building maintenance, and grounds keeping.  Previous experience in roofing preferred.

 

If interested, please send cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to:  Cincinnati Art Museum ATTN: Human Resources Department 953 Eden Park Drive Cincinnati, OH 45202-1596. Fax 513.639.2932 or Email: humanresources@cincyart.org

 

Candidates may also turn in an application during Art Museum business hours Tuesday- Sunday 11 am to 5 pm at the front desk.

 

Due to the high volume of calls received, we are unable to respond to job application status inquiries.

 

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

Full Time Security Guard, Second Shift — Posted 12/12/2014 - 9:00am

Job Description

The Cincinnati Art Museum has immediate opening for a full time (40 hours per week) Security Guard for second shift: 4:30pm - 12am Fri/Sat/Sun and 3:30pm - 11pm Wed/Thurs. Off Mon & Tues.

 

Job Summary:

The incumbent will be primarily responsible for providing and demonstrating excellent customer service to the public, monitoring the galleries and grounds, training new hire and part-time security personnel, ensuring all visitors and staff abides by the safety and security procedures in the Art Museum.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

· Monitoring alarm and closed circuit monitor systems throughout building and grounds of the Art Museum.

 

· Checking the facilities for leaks or other system failures.

 

· Dispersing and collection of keys and swipe cards, and signing in and out of outside vendors and visitors in a friendly manner.

 

· Creating daily work lists, answering phones for Security department, and assisting with the lost and found log.

 

· Assisting with new name badges, absentee reports, relaying messages, and monitoring employee and delivery entrance.

 

· Handling administrative duties and projects when assigned by supervisor.

 

· Assisting supervisors and team leaders with ideas for improving the visitor experience.  Working with the frontline teams to create ongoing training and professional development opportunities for staff in visitor service.

 

· Assisting with the frontline newsletter and working with supervisors to update the Art Museum on Security accomplishments and visitor success stories at monthly staff meetings.

 

· Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

 

Requirements:

A high school diploma or general education degree, in addition to at least two (2) years of related work experience.  Must possess ability to communicate and work well under high pressure and emergency situations.  Knowledge of computer programs and electronic systems required.  Must be self-motivated, multi-task oriented, and be able to work well within a team environment.

Resume can be submitted by mail, email or fax to the Cincinnati Art Museum, Attention: Human Resources Department, 953 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45202. An application can be filled out at the visitor services desk in the front lobby during Museum hours. 

Email: humanresources@cincyart.org 

Fax: 513.639.2932

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

Rosenthal Education Center Coordinator — Posted 12/12/2014 - 9:00am

Job Description

The Cincinnati Art Museum has an immediate opening for the position of Rosenthal Education Center Coordinator.  This is a full time, exempt, salaried position with an excellent benefit package.

Position Summary:

The Coordinator of Rosenthal Education Center (REC) oversees the daily projects and interactives in REC, the Art Museum’s family-friendly education space. All interactives and art projects are planned by the Division of Learning & Interpretation. The coordinator is responsible for implementing these projects and engaging families as they explore the space. The Rosenthal Education Center Coordinator is also responsible for any additional tasks set forth by the Director of Learning & Interpretation, the Coordinator of Interpretive Programming, or any other member of the Division of Learning & Interpretation. This includes and is not limited to prepping program supplies and cleaning the education space.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

· Engages visitors as they enter the space by explaining the current installation and encouraging them to explore and work on the given art project.

· Works closely with the Director of Learning & Interpretation to make sure that the interactive space is running efficiently and suiting visitor needs.

· Orders, secures and manages special services, equipment, and supplies for the education space.

· Reports the needs of visitors and tracks the number of visitors in the space daily.

· Participates in the development of the class and course descriptions for the art education program catalog and promotional materials; assists as needed in writing and/or editing class descriptions and outlines.

· Makes samples of the current art projects and explains the details of art project to interested visitors.

· Support operations and programming by training and supervising REC volunteers

· Creates dialogues with education center visitors to promote all CAM family programs.

· Any other duties as assigned by the Division of Learning & Interpretation

Requirements

 

A BA/BFA degree in Art History, Arts Education, Arts Administration, or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required.   Excellent interpersonal skills are required for this position.  A background or current collegiate course work in early childhood education, studio art or art history is preferred.

 

Ability to clearly explain and implement various art projects and interactive activities to a wide range of people and age groups and effectively present information and respond to visitors' needs is central to this position.  Strong organizational skills; must be able to manage numerous projects simultaneously and to work independently and at a high level of productivity in a very busy environment.

 

To Apply:

To apply, please send cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to: Cincinnati Art Museum ATTN: Human Resources Department 953 Eden Park Drive Cincinnati, OH 45202-1596.  Email: humanresources@cincyart.org

Salary is equivalent to $14.00 - $16.50/hr.  Position will remain open until filled.

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

Executive Chef — Posted 12/12/2014 - 8:00am

Job Description

The Cincinnati Art Museum has immediate opening for a full-time Executive Chef in the Art Museum’s Terrace Café and Catering Department.

 

Job Duties Summary:

 

The executive chef’s primary responsibility will be the supervising and coordinating all culinary-related processes in the café and catering departments.  The executive chef will responsible for a wide variety of duties which will include but are not limited to:

 

- Development of new recipe ideas and select items for cooking. 

- Prepare and price the café and catering menus items.

- Participate in event planning and provide culinary demonstrations when needed.

- Hiring, management, and on-the-job training of café and catering staff.

- Estimate food consumption and monitor the food inventory and order supplies accordingly. 

 

The executive chef will provide leadership in establishing high-quality standards in all kitchen operations and ensure the kitchen is compliant with the regulatory requirements for food handling, sanitation and safety.

 

Requirements:

A degree in the Culinary Arts, Hospitality, or Restaurant Management or related field from an accredited culinary school; candidate must have at least three (3) years or more of documented experience in the culinary profession. 

An in-depth knowledge of the various processes for food control and food handling, labor cost control, menu design, development and pricing, cooking techniques and leadership expertise are highly desirable.  Previous supervisory or management experience high preferred. 

 

How to apply:

 

Application materials (cover letter, resume, and salary expectations) should be mailed to Cincinnati Art Museum, Attention: Human Resources Department, 953 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45202.  Email resumes to humanresources@cincyart.org  or Fax to: 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 Chamber Orchestra

Music Director — Posted 12/11/2014 - 2:00pm
Reports To: Board of Directors
Deadline to Apply: Mon, 02/02/2015

Job Description

Background & Vision of the CCO: The Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra is an

independent ensemble of 32 musicians dedicated to offering a vibrant and fresh

musical experience in an intimate and informal setting, for both the seasoned and

novice concert patron. Having just celebrated its 40th Anniversary Season in 2013-14,

the CCO is the only professional chamber orchestra within 100 miles of the Queen

City. In August of 2015, the CCO is launching a new season format - a summer

chamber orchestra series - produced in Cincinnati, Ohio during the four weeks from

August 15 through September 3, 2015.

 

This award-winning ensemble is known for creative and groundbreaking

collaborations in the Queen City. Recent partnerships include the Xavier University

Department of Music and Theatre, MYCincinnati (an El Sistema-based youth music

program), VAE: Cincinnati’s Vocal Arts Ensemble, Exhale Dance Tribe and Madcap

Puppets. The CCO has also developed and performed chamber opera programs.

The CCO has a dedicated Board and staff and enjoys strong support from the local

community. The Search Committee seeks a music director who can build on the

organization's record of success. To learn more about the CCO, please visit

ccocincinnati.org.

 

Job Requirements

 

Job Summary: The music director is responsible for maintaining the CCO’s artistic

vision and for realizing that vision in the Orchestra’s performances. The music director

works closely with the CCO’s Board, staff and members of the community to ensure a

successful season.

 

Festival Dates: It is our intent to keep approximately the same timeline of the season

from mid-August to mid-September annually.

 

Qualifications: The ideal candidate for this position will:

* Have at least three years’ experience conducting professional ensembles at a high level. We are looking for an individual with extraordinary artistic vision, conducting skills and passion to inspire our musicians to attract and move our audiences.

* Demonstrate experience and effectiveness in supporting the staff and Board in fundraising and audience development initiatives.

* Embrace the unique characteristics of the Cincinnati region.

* Have a passion and talent for education.

* View programming as an art form itself and understand its importance to attracting and emotionally connecting with audiences.

* Recognize the need and have demonstrated the ability to be innovative in the presentation of classical music.

* Celebrate the unique characteristics of a smaller ensemble, including the full spectrum of available repertoire, from very early music to recent works and commissions.

* Demonstrate successful collaborations with other genres and art forms.

 

Responsibilities: The music director is responsible for planning and executing musical

activities for the season including but not limited to the following:

* Develop, propose and conduct enticing orchestral and chamber ensemble concert programs to build audiences, including selection of music and artists, schedules, rehearsals and concert dates.

* Assist with and participate in fundraising and public relations activities, including presence at least one major fundraising event annually.

* Assist with designing and delivering educational and outreach projects and programs.

* Dedicate yourself to building relationships, forging partnerships and becoming the face of the organization.

* Work with the staff and Board to plan the festival, including dates and venues.

* Foster and maintain a positive environment in which artists can work and enjoy their experience with the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra.

* Submit initial annual program proposal to the Board Executive Committee and CCO staff to include dates and general plans. Submit comprehensive summer artist and program proposal to the Executive Committee and CCO staff annually.

* Work with operations staff to contract guest artists.

* Ensure accurate communications with the Board President, the general manager and the personnel manager regarding program, musician and orchestra matters, including all musician contracting, scheduling and programming for all performances.

* Develop and adhere to annual budget regarding all artistic costs, working with the Board Finance Committee and general manager.

* Maintain open communication and interaction with artists, composers, Orchestra staff and Board, and potential supporters throughout the year. 

* Assure that the roles of the music director as outlined in the collective bargaining agreement are adhered to.

* Participate in ongoing long-range planning activities with the staff and Board.

 

Residency Requirement: The music director must be in Cincinnati at least two weeks

in advance of the first rehearsal during the Orchestra’s season. On occasion,

additional trips may be necessary or useful at times and for durations that are

mutually agreed upon for planning with the Board and staff (e.g., Board meetings,

executive committee meetings, strategic planning sessions, special events, etc.). The

music director must be available to conduct a minimum of three of the four chamber

orchestra festival performances. The music director must be present in-person for at

least three of our bi-monthly Board meetings, outside of the season, in order to,

among other things, present the season program proposal. The music director is also

required to be available for Board meetings via conference call.

 

Supervisory: The music director leads musicians and works with supporting staff.

 

Salary for this Part-Time Position: Salary commensurate with experience.

 

Application Requirements:

NO phone inquiries.

Submit applications via email or US mail.

Applications are to include: cover letter, resume, sample programs (up to

three) and YouTube links.

NO DVDs.

No references.

No employment agencies.

 

To Apply: The CCO will be accepting applicants until 5pm on February 2, 2015.

Materials should be emailed to info@ccocincinnati.org subject line MUSIC DIRECTOR

SEARCH or mailed via US mail to Music Director Search Committee, Cincinnati

Chamber Orchestra, 4046 Hamilton Avenue, Suite 200, Cincinnati, OH 45223.

Candidates for further consideration will be contacted about next steps.


 

Cincinnati Ballet

Grants and Prospect Research Coordinator — Posted 12/08/2014 - 9:00am
Reports To: Corporate and Foundation Relations Manager
Deadline to Apply: Mon, 12/22/2014

Job Description

Position Overview:  As a key part of the development team, the Grants & Prospect Research Coordinator communicates the impact, value, and uniqueness of Cincinnati Ballet programs in both written and verbal communications with foundation and government funders. He/she will also manage the department’s prospect research efforts, providing reports to the rest of the department to inform fundraising strategy.

 

The Grants & Prospect Research Coordinator is a full-time salaried position with benefits.  Evening and weekend hours are sometimes required.

 

Reports to:  Corporate & Foundation Relations Manager

 

Position Responsibilities:

 

Grants Management 

· Manages all foundation and government donors giving up to $15,000, including identification and cultivation of new and existing funders, grant writing, reporting, and stewardship. 

o Responsible for writing and editing all grant applications and reports and submitting per appropriate deadlines.

o Coordinates all financial requirements and grant report needs with the Finance Department.

o Communicates with funders throughout the year as determined by each donor’s cultivation and stewardship plan.

o Develops the case for support for new programs in coordination with the Corporate & Foundation Relations Manager.

 

 

Prospect Research

 

· Serves as the department’s lead researcher, utilizing Cincinnati Ballet’s database and various prospect research tools to create individual, foundation, and corporate prospect reports.

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

· Assists with the ArtsWave proposal process and campaign, including data tracking, survey evaluation, and monthly reporting.

· Conducts other duties as assigned by the Corporate & Foundation Relations Manager.

 

 

Skills Required:

· Exceptional writing skills required.

· Attention to detail and strong organizational skills.

· Ability to analyze, organize, and synthesize data in ways that will enhance the planning and decision making of the development department.

· Independent and motivated manager who is capable of balancing multiple priorities and deadlines in a fast-paced environment.

· Ability to communicate professionally and effectively with donors, Board members, and patrons.

· Discretion when dealing with confidential and sensitive information.

· An interest in continually learning more about best-practices for fundraising, grant writing, and prospect research.

· A passion for Cincinnati Ballet’s mission and programs.

 

Experience & Education Required:

1-3 years of grant writing or nonprofit fundraising experience preferred.

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required.

Proficiency with Microsoft Office, particularly Word, Excel, and Outlook.

Experience with Wealth Engine and/or Tessitura is a plus.

 

To Apply:

Submit your cover letter, resume, and references to:  

 

Julia Morton

Corporate & Foundation Relations Manager

Cincinnati Ballet

1555 Central Parkway

Cincinnati, OH 45214

jmorton@cballet.org  

 

Application deadline is December 22.

Cincinnati Ballet is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Candidates for employment are considered without regard to race, color, sex, creed, religion, national origin, sexual preference, age, non-job-related disability, or marital status.


 

ArtWorks

Corporate Sponsorship Manager — Posted 12/02/2014 - 11:00am
Reports To: Director of Development

Job Description

Job Title: Corporate Sponsorship Manager

Location: ArtWorks Administrative Office, 20 E. Central Pkwy, Cincinnati, OH

Hours: Full time

Rate of Pay: Salary, Starting at: $30,000 (commensurate with experience level); Employee benefits

package includes health insurance, paid time off and savings plan.

Reports to: Director of Development

Start date: January 1, 2014

Purpose: The Corporate Sponsorship Manager will serve as a key member of ArtWorks Development Team, and will

develop and maintain corporate relations as related to institutional, project-based, and event-related funding and

partnership support. This individual will be responsible for coordinating and managing institutional events including but

not limited to the Secret ArtWorks and ArtWorks Breakfast annual fundraisers, in addition to programming and projectrelated

dedications and celebrations throughout the year, as related to growing and maintaining corporate/sponsorship

relations.

Responsibilities:

 Work to grow and maintain existing corporate sponsor and foundation relationships

 Work with the Development team to set corporate and sponsorship goals and strategies for solicitation

 Develop and coordinate sponsorship forms and proposals according to institutional programs, projects and event

needs

 Develop and execute promotional presentations for corporate-related meetings, engagements and events

 Work to solicit corporate sponsorships for institutional initiatives, projects and events, including but not limited to

Secret ArtWorks, ArtWorks Breakfast, ArtWorks Downtown Fund, and other special event and projects.

 Coordinate informational tours, lunches and receptions as related to attracting and retaining corporate sponsor

relationships

 Work with Development Director to cultivate and maintain relationships through various fundraising campaigns.

 Other duties as assigned

The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications, characteristics and abilities:

 Proven track record of closing business and generating revenue from corporate sponsors in a deadline driven environment

 Comfortable and at ease with cold calling and meeting people without being introduced

 A Driven Self-starter with ability to work without direction or prompting

 A proven success rate of 50% corporate sponsorships awarded or greater, over at least one fiscal year.

 Proficient and comfortable with meeting goals set by manager

 At least 3 years of successful corporate development or sales experience for nonprofit organizations or similar forprofit

entities

 Capable of creatively positioning sponsorship opportunities to new prospects

 Excellent organizational, problem-solving and decision making skills

 Detail oriented with an ability to work on several projects simultaneously, balance priorities and meet deadlines

 Experience in Salesforce.com and Raiser's Edge a significant advantage

 Comfortable working with trustees, volunteers, individuals and staff

 Manage sensitive and confidential information with integrity

 Excellent personal and professional references

 Available for special events, with occasional weekend/evening work

 Must possess excellent written, verbal, telephone and interpersonal communications skills.

 Must be detail-oriented and have the ability to work on several projects simultaneously.

 Highly Proficient in Word and Excel and PowerPoint

 Demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively with teams and committees.

 Experience and ease meeting and socializing with people from diverse backgrounds.

The successful candidate will::

 Have a passion for the arts, education, creative enterprise and promoting healing through art.

 Be an excellent representative of ArtWorks

 Be a team-player, hard-working and an independent achiever with a "can do" attitude, must be comfortable in a fastpaced environment with frequent deadlines.

 Be flexible, optimistic, able to receive and provide constructive feedback, and possess a good sense of humor

 Able to work collaboratively with and in support of development staff and other ArtWorks team-members.

 Adhere to the utmost ethical standards, intuitive, considerate and kind

 Inquisitive and imaginative

Credentials and Experience:

 Bachelor's Degree in Business, Marketing, Arts or Business Administration

 Minimum of one year of successful development and revenue generating experience

 Experience working with a non-profit organization or related field

 Sandlers Salesforce Training Graduate a plus

About ArtWorks:

Founded in 1996, ArtWorks is an award-winning non-profit organization that empowers and inspires the creative

community to transform our everyday environments through employment, apprenticeships, education, community partnerships, an civic engagement. ArtWork's Public Art Initiative creates innovate works that enrich Greater Cincinnati while providing job opportunities to youth and professional artists. ArtsWork's ArtRx transforms the lives of patients and their families through the healing power of art. Through Creative Enterprise, SpringBoard provides training and business courses to creative entrepreneurs. ArtWorks is generously funded by many community supporters including the City of

Cincinnati, the Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr./US Bank Foundation, ArtsWave, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Ohio Arts Council. To learn more visit ArtWorksCincinnati.org.

To apply: Interested candidates should send resume, cover letter and two writing / grant samples via e-mail to Sara

Lawellin at Sara@ArtWorksCincinnati.org by December 22nd, 2014.

ArtWorks 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

Executive Chef — Posted 11/30/2014 - 6:00pm

Job Description

The Cincinnati Art Museum has immediate opening for a full-time Executive Chef in the Art Museum’s Terrace Café and Catering Department.

 

Job Duties Summary:

 

The executive chef’s primary responsibility will be the supervising and coordinating all culinary-related processes in the café and catering departments.  The executive chef will responsible for a wide variety of duties which will include but are not limited to:

 

- Development of new recipe ideas and select items for cooking. 

- Prepare and price the café and catering menus items.

- Participate in event planning and provide culinary demonstrations when needed.

- Hiring, management, and on-the-job training of café and catering staff.

- Estimate food consumption and monitor the food inventory and order supplies accordingly. 

 

The executive chef will provide leadership in establishing high-quality standards in all kitchen operations and ensure the kitchen is compliant with the regulatory requirements for food handling, sanitation and safety.

 

Requirements:

A degree in the Culinary Arts, Hospitality, or Restaurant Management or related field from an accredited culinary school; candidate must have at least three (3) years or more of documented experience in the culinary profession. 

An in-depth knowledge of the various processes for food control and food handling, labor cost control, menu design, development and pricing, cooking techniques and leadership expertise are highly desirable.  Previous supervisory or management experience high preferred. 

 

How to apply:

 

Application materials (cover letter, resume, and salary expectations) should be mailed or by email to Cincinnati Art Museum, Attention: Human Resources Department, 953 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45202.  Email resumes to humanresources@cincyart.org  or Fax to: 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.


 

Dramakinetics (Part-Time)

Communications Intern — Posted 11/24/2014 - 2:01pm
Reports To: Executive Director

Job Description

Dramakinetics provides performing arts for form and function by engaging individuals of all abilities through drama, movement and music empowering all individuals to reach their full potential.

 

Position: The Communications Intern works directly with the Executive Director assisting with marketing and public relations projects.  The intern must be a junior or senior in a communications, journalism, or development program at Xavier University, University of Cincinnati, or Northern Kentucky University.

 

Staff Contact: Pam Shooner

 

Hours: Minimum 8-10 hours per week through the quarter for a minimum of 10 weeks.

 

Compensation: Provided

 

Responsibilities (can include some or all of the following): 

Assist with marketing projects 

Work with staff to create copy for website 

Assist with publishing email blasts 

Design/layout of brochures 

Draft content for Constant Contact and Facebook 

Assist with fund development projects including public events and annual campaign

Work cooperatively with Strategic Development team of the Dramakinetic’s Executive Board

Assist with research for grant development

Attend community and Board meetings as requested

Attend and/or help host community events and fundraisers

Skills Needed: 

Detail oriented 

Creative, some graphic design experience helpful 

Proficient in Microsoft Word, Face Book, Twitter, multi-media integration 

Excellent written and verbal communication skills 

Other:

Must have own computer; in-house computer to be shared

Experience with performing arts and/or children a plus

Knowledge of photography 

Application Instructions: Submit the following documents to contact listed below via mail or email. 

Current resume and list of 3 references and a cover letter

Two writing samples (ex. Press Release, Newsletter, Marketing Piece, News Article, Blog) 

 

Pam Shooner, Executive Director

Dramakinetics of Cincinnati

PO Box 23274

Cincinnati OH  45224

pam.shooner@dramakinetics.org

513-389-1721

www.dramakinetics.org

11/20/2014


 

Taft Museum of Art

Manager of Membership and Annual Fund — Posted 11/24/2014 - 2:01pm
Reports To: Director of Development

Job Description

Summary of Position

The position is responsible for developing, implementing, growing and retaining the Museum’s Annual Fund and Membership campaigns.  Serving as the primary advocate and liaison between the Museum and its membership, the Manager of Membership and Annual Fund is responsible for the cultivation, stewardship and solicitation for membership and annual fund donors.  

 

The Manager of Membership and Annual Fund works closely with the other members of the Development team and throughout the Museum.  This position reports to the Director of Development. The position works closely with the Database Manager who processes membership materials and maintains the Museum’s membership and donor database. 

 

Responsibilities

Membership 

Grow the Museum’s membership base, and increase members’ levels of commitment, involvement, and investment in the Museum

· Conduct new member campaigns, mailings, and initiatives, including maximizing conversion of existing non-member visitors and guests into members

· Acknowledge memberships through distribution of membership cards, letters and member specific information.

· Design and implement member promotions, appreciation days, events, discounts, and other methods to develop membership and focus on retention and growing financial investment

· Measure, analyze, evaluate, and report outcomes and apply to future planning 

 

Annual Fund 

Manage the Museum’s Annual Fund campaign.  Increase the number of donors and average gift size of donors 

· Develop and implement a cultivation and stewardship strategy for current, lapsed and prospective Annual Fund donors

· Manage projects related to the Annual Fund campaign, including but not limited to expense budgets, creation and execution of campaign timeline, and project team coordination:

Production and written content for materials needed for Annual Fund mailing, including letter text, layout, envelope design, etc.

Collaborate and work with the Database Manager to ensure accurate and timely gift acknowledgment and segmentation and data coordination of donors

· Collaborate with the Director of Development to identify Annual Fund campaign supporters who may support at leadership levels. 

· Measure, analyze, evaluation and report outcomes and apply to future planning

Administration

· Communicate effectively to support membership database and data entry

· Create and oversee preparation of acknowledgments, renewals, annual fund, and other membership communications

· Create and develop member materials, collateral, and multimedia communications

· Manage expense budgets for print collateral, event coordination, mailings, etc.  

 

Other Duties as Assigned

 

Skills, Knowledge, and Personal Attributes:

· Bachelor’s degree, equivalent experience may be accepted

· Two plus years’ experience in fundraising, sales, marketing, relationship management or related field strongly preferred

· Strong interpersonal and customer service skills, utilized on a wide variety of constituencies: visitors, members, donors, staff, and volunteers

· Excellent communication (oral, written) skills; willingness and ability to engage and promote the Museum and membership programs to diverse constituencies, and to advocate for members

· Computer fluency, strong analytic and operating abilities with programs and platforms including Word, Excel, and Raiser’s Edge or other databases; data entry experience helpful

· Strong organizational skills with accuracy and attention to detail; ability to manage multiple projects

· Desire to work effectively on a team, flexibility, and a positive “can-do” attitude

· Desire to create improvements and efficiencies; results-oriented. 

Position requires frequent weekend and evening hours.

 

Salary and Benefits

· Salary commensurate with experience and education.

· Benefits include health care plan, 401k plan with employer contribution, parking, and paid time off. 

 

 

About Taft Museum of Art

The Taft Museum of Art is one of the finest small art museums in America. A National Historic Landmark built in 1820, the Taft is home to an extensive art collection that includes European and American master paintings, Chinese porcelains, and European decorative arts. 

 

How to Apply

Send an email with “Manager of Membership and Annual Giving” in the subject line to lriehl@taftmuseum.org.  Include a cover letter, resume and salary expectations. No calls please.  


 

The Carnegie

Contracted Performing Arts Instructor — Posted 11/24/2014 - 2:00pm
Reports To: Education Director

Job Description

Position Title: Contracted Performing Arts Instructor

Department:  Education

 

 

Reporting Relationships

 

Position Reports To:  Education Director

Positions Supervised:  Volunteers

 

 

Position Purpose

 

The Contracted Performing Arts Instructor is responsible for implementing performing arts (drama, dance or music) programming offered by The Carnegie afterschool. This includes, but is not limited to, developing and teaching performing arts lessons, preparing, gathering and purchasing necessary supplies within an agreed upon budget, preparing and implementing final performances for friends and families, cleaning and organizing the Education Center after contact hours, providing evaluation data to the Education Director, and spending the time necessary to assure that programs are successfully completed.

 

 

Essential Functions and Basic Duties

 

1. Prepare for and teach agreed upon workshop hours

A. Gather and purchase supplies for classes within an agreed upon budget

B. Perform any necessary prep tasks 

C. Be prepared at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the class

D. Co-Instruct classes 

E. Prepare for and implement final class performances or culminating events

F. Clean up and re-organize Education Center and materials

 

2. Develop engaging programming ending with a culminating experience

A. Research and develop age appropriate projects keeping in mind the mission of The Carnegie’s Education Department

i. Provide opportunities for students to create, problem solve, communicate, persevere and feel pride

ii. Reinforce curriculum

iii. Provide varied materials and experiences

iv. Ensure open ended processes

B. Submit project proposals (with culminating event) and summaries to the Education Director

C. Attend Orientation and Trainings with the Education Department

 

3. Support The Carnegie’s fundraising and data collection efforts

A. Provide organized numbers and evaluation data to the Education Director

B. Keep records of projects and summaries 

C. Report anecdotes and take photographs

 

Qualifications

 

Education/Certification: College degree in the arts or related field preferred, but not required.

Requirements: Teaching Experience and/or previous work with children.

Updated background check required.

Must have reliable transportation, valid driver’s license, and proof of insurance.

 

Skills/Abilities desired: Active and dynamic teacher

Improvisational skills

Excellent ability to engage and support children

Ability to organize, coordinate and direct multiple projects

Self-starter and willingness to be a team player

 

Hours: Contract work – hours vary

 

Resumes and cover letters due no later than December 15, 2014.

 

Please send to apaasch@thecarnegie.com

 

Intent and function of job descriptions

 

All descriptions have been reviewed to ensure that only essential functions and basic duties have been included.  Peripheral tasks, only incidentally related to each position, have been excluded. Requirements, skills and abilities included have been determined to be the minimal standards required to successfully perform the positions.  In no instance, however, should the duties, responsibilities and requirements delineated be interpreted as all-inclusive.  Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate.

In accordance with the American with Disabilities Act, it is possible that requirements may be modified to reasonably accommodate disabled individuals.  However, no accommodations will be made which may pose serious health or safety risks to the employee or others or which impose undue hardships as deemed appropriate.

 

Job descriptions are not intended as and do not create employment contracts.  The organization maintains its status as an at-will employer.  Employees can be terminated for any reason not prohibited by law.


 

The Carnegie

Contracted Visual Arts Instructors — Posted 11/24/2014 - 2:00pm
Reports To: Education Director
Deadline to Apply: Mon, 12/15/2014

Job Description

Position Title: Contracted Visual Arts Instructor

Department:  Education

 

Reporting Relationships

 

Position Reports To:  Education Director

Positions Supervised:  Volunteers

 

Position Purpose


The Contracted Visual Arts Instructor is responsible for implementing visual arts programming offered by The Carnegie afterschool. This includes, but is not limited to, developing and teaching visual arts lessons, preparing, gathering and purchasing necessary supplies within an agreed upon budget, preparing and implementing culminating events for friends and families, cleaning and organizing the Education Center after contact hours, providing evaluation data to the Education Director, and spending the time necessary to assure that programs are successfully completed.

 

Essential Functions and Basic Duties

 

1. Prepare for and teach agreed upon workshop hours

A. Gather and purchase supplies for classes within an agreed upon budget

B. Perform any necessary prep tasks 

C. Be prepared at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the class

D. Co-Instruct classes 

E. Prepare for and implement final culminating experience

F. Clean up and re-organize Education Center and materials

 

2. Develop engaging programming ending with a culminating experience

A. Research and develop age appropriate projects keeping in mind the mission of The Carnegie’s Education Department

i. Provide opportunities for students to create, problem solve, communicate, persevere and feel pride

ii. Reinforce curriculum

iii. Provide varied materials and experiences

iv. Ensure open ended processes

B. Submit project proposals (with culminating event) and summaries to the Education Director

C. Attend Orientation and Trainings with the Education Department

 

3. Support The Carnegie’s fundraising and data collection efforts

A. Provide organized numbers and evaluation data to the Education Director

B. Keep records of projects and summaries 

C. Report anecdotes and take photographs

 

 

Qualifications

 

Education/Certification: College degree in the arts or related field preferred, but not required.

Requirements: Teaching Experience and/or previous work with children.

Updated background check required.

Must have reliable transportation, valid driver’s license, and proof of insurance.

 

Skills/Abilities desired: Active and dynamic teacher

Excellent ability to engage and support children

Ability to organize, coordinate and direct multiple projects

Self-starter and willingness to be a team player

 

Hours: Contract work – hours vary

 

Resumes and cover letters due no later than December 15, 2014.

 

Please send to apaasch@thecarnegie.com

 

Intent and function of job descriptions

 

All descriptions have been reviewed to ensure that only essential functions and basic duties have been included.  Peripheral tasks, only incidentally related to each position, have been excluded. Requirements, skills and abilities included have been determined to be the minimal standards required to successfully perform the positions.  In no instance, however, should the duties, responsibilities and requirements delineated be interpreted as all-inclusive.  Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate.

In accordance with the American with Disabilities Act, it is possible that requirements may be modified to reasonably accommodate disabled individuals.  However, no accommodations will be made which may pose serious health or safety risks to the employee or others or which impose undue hardships as deemed appropriate.

 

Job descriptions are not intended as and do not create employment contracts.  The organization maintains its status as an at-will employer.  Employees can be terminated for any reason not prohibited by law.


 

Cincinnati Enquirer

Arts for All Reporter — Posted 11/18/2014 - 9:00am

Job Description

Arts for All Reporter - Job posting & How to Apply at:  http://bit.ly/1EWd2lu


 

Contemporary Arts Center

Development Assistant — Posted 11/14/2014 - 3:00pm
Reports To: Chief of Development
Deadline to Apply: Wed, 12/03/2014

Job Description

Founded in 1939 as one of the first institutions in the United States dedicated to showing contemporary art, the Contemporary Arts Center seeks applicants for the full time position of Development Assistant.

 

Overview of Position:

The Development Assistant will provide administrative support to the Chief of Development. This position must have strong organizational, communication, administrative and problem solving skills. The ability to interact with staff at all levels in a fast paced environment, sometimes under pressure, remaining flexible, proactive, resourceful and efficient, with a high level of professionalism and confidentiality. 

 

The Development Assistant will perform the following duties:

· Maintain donor records and contact report updates in the prospect management database, run pledges and other reports and provide pertinent data to be used during the strategic process. Provides donor lists for publications. Maintain all updates in the database.

· Gift processing: records all gifts into the database, deposits all checks and runs credit transactions for gifts and other purchases, handles daily batching with reports on designation to finance office for deposit and accountable to Accounting/Financial Services.  Responsible for processing of stock gifts and estates and trusts. 

· Ensure appropriate stewardship of gifts and are responsible for the entire acknowledgement process for donors including the processing of membership cards.

· Responsible for processing and administering timely renewal letters and membership cards as part of the membership renewal process.

· Types memos, correspondence, reports and various routine forms usually from rough draft, and makes changes in grammar, punctuation or spelling as needed. 

· Answers telephones and greet callers. Takes and relays messages, makes appointments, obtains requested information, gives directions and answers routine inquiries according to departmental policies and procedures. Interacts with  internal and external customer in a respectful and courteous manner. Meets department needs with flexibility, voluntarily assists others with clerical tasks and maintains a supportive working environment for the staff.

· Performs related general office duties such as monitoring and ordering membership cards, photocopying, collating and assembling documents, accepting and delivering interdepartmental correspondence, stuffing mailings and donor folders, organizing PR materials; opening, sorting, recording and distributing mail; sorting, classifying and filing materials, updating records and filing as directed, and so forth.

· Establish and maintain hard copy and electronic filing systems.

· Coordination of development meetings: reserving meeting space, sending meeting notices, conducting phone call reminders, arranging IT needs.

· Correspond with the Development Committee, take minutes of meetings,and organize and set dates for committee meetings.

· Assist with scheduling for Chief of Development and others: set appointments, schedule meetings.

· Administrative support of annual special events and ability to work flexible hours to support these events.

· Responsible for inner office CAC mail distribution.

· Coordinate with other CAC departments to give relevant and timely information as needed.

· Oversee hiring and on-boarding of interns, manage all interns for the department by scheduling, assessing their performance, assigning duties and training.

· Other miscellaneous duties, projects, and support for the Chief of Development. 

 

Interpersonal Relations:

 Works closely with all departments.  Attends CAC staff meeting and at times may be requested to attend CAC Board Meetings.  The Development Assistant values teamwork and cooperation without hierarchy to ensure all Development Assistant duties are achieved satisfactorily.

 

ALL OF THESE DUTIES ARE TO BE DONE WITH OVERALL CAC BUSINESS IN MIND.  THE PERSON IN THIS POSITION WILL BE CONCIOUS OF OTHER CAC PROGRAMS, EXHIBITION NEEDS AND CAC POLICY AND PROCEDURES.

 

Job Requirements:

· Excellent organizational, problem-solving and decision making skills; strong written and telephone communications skills; detail oriented and strong time-management skills; ability to work on several projects simultaneously, balance priorities and meet deadlines.   

· Strong numerical and analytical skills.  

· Excellent  knowledge of Raiser’s Edge. 

· Computer (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) and fundraising database skills.

· Meeting agreed upon deadlines is essential.

· Database management, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, web related activities, and other office procedures and terminology.

· Comfort working with volunteers, high net worth individuals and staff. 

· Astute listening and conversing skills. 

· Experience and ease meeting and socializing with people from diverse backgrounds. 

· Ability to maintain confidentiality.

· Excellent personal and professional references.

· Available for occasional weekend/evening work.

· An Associates or Bachelor Degree or equivalent working experience in a related field.

 

The successful candidate will be:

· Able to execute collaboratively with and in support of volunteers and other development staff.

· Adhere to the highest ethical standards, intuitive, thoughtful and considerate.

· Discreet. 

· Curious and creative. 

· Flexible, upbeat, with a good sense of humor.

· Entrepreneurial, a self-starter with a “can do” attitude; comfortable in a fast-paced environment.

 

Organizational Responsibilities

The Contemporary Arts Center is committed to the Donor Bill of Rights and to being a donor centered organization.

 

The Contemporary Arts Center is committed to protecting the privacy of our donors and prospective supporters.  

 

APPLICATION PROCESS:

Please send cover letter and resume by December 3rd, 2014 to:

 

Contemporary Arts Center

44 East 6th Street

Cincinnati, OH 45202

Attn: Human Resources

 

Also, application materials can be mailed to hc@contemporaryartscenter.org.  No phone calls accepted, nor will they be returned.

 

The Contemporary Arts Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


 

Enjoy the Arts

Membership Coordinator (Part-Time) — Posted 11/14/2014 - 3:00pm
Reports To: Director of Enjoy the Arts

Job Description

The statements below reflect the general details considered necessary to describe the major purpose and responsibilities of the identified positions and are not to be construed as a detailed description of all of the work requirements that may be inherent in the job. An asterisk (*) indicates that the job duty and responsibility is to be considered an essential function of the job as defined in the American disabilities Act. 

Responsibilities:

 

Job Description: The Membership Coordinator of Enjoy the Arts is responsible for direction and coordination of Enjoy the Arts existing membership base, and assisting with direct sales efforts to grow membership. This position oversees member service, membership offerings and benefits, and provides guidance to CMC staff to ensure the success of the Enjoy the Arts membership program. The Membership Coordinator will take on additional tasks and responsibilities as assigned. 

 

Duties and Responsibilities

 

Member Relations (10 hours/week)

· Oversee customer service efforts and member communication

· Run renewal campaigns to drive retention

· Manage member surveys to gauge satisfaction and develop plans for membership improvement

· Identify opportunities to enhance membership and work with Director and CMC staff to continually deliver winning experience

 

Membership Growth (10 hours/week)

· Assist with strategy and implementation of membership growth initiatives and sales

· Manage direct sales efforts at conferences and events with the help of interns

· Contribute to Marketing strategies and implementation to increase brand awareness and drive membership rates

 

Program Management & Operations (5 hours/week)

· Assist Director with communication with arts organizations as related to member experiences as needed

· Create and deliver weekly email of offers to ETA members 

· Oversee interns to maintain ETA’s online calendar of events and available tickets/benefits for members

· Oversee interns to fulfill new memberships by developing, assembling and mailing member materials

Qualifications:

· Bachelor’s degree 

· Strong communication skills, enthusiasm, and commitment to working with members

· Ability to adapt quickly, remain flexible, and maintain a positive attitude  

· A self-motivated team player who wants to make a meaningful impact on Cincinnati by connecting with its young citizens 

 

Additional Information:

Position will require minimal regional travel to arts organizations, events, conventions etc. Membership Coordinator will be reimbursed for mileage.

 

Position is part time (25 hours/week).  Forecasted starting salary:  $14/hr

 

Intersted parties should submit their resumes to hkitchen@enjoythearts.org


 

Creativities

Multiple positions — Posted 11/14/2014 - 3:00pm

Job Description

Main Studio Creative Director

Full-time position starting immediately.  Will consider part-time for the right person. 

 

This is a new position I've never offered before, and I am ready and excited for the right person to join our team!  

 

The focus is on the non-sewing side of our business.  I am looking for someone who is an experienced business person and absolutely loves making things!  Not surprisingly, he or she will have a wide range of skills that include fine arts as well as DIY and crafts, and a nice dose of business skills.   If you have an Art Education degree, that's a plus, but your interests and skills need to extend beyond the traditional boundaries of art (painting, sculpture etc.) to include elements of the DIY and crafting world.  You don't have to be a master of all of them, as you will have a staff that can bring their talents to the table as well.   We're looking for that unique professional that can manage as well as do: someone who has business experience that they can mix with their DIY/Art/Craft skills help us grow our product portfolio, get involved in the production and purchase of materials, lend a hand with the marketing of it, and manage the people who will deliver it.  Entreneurial spirits should definitely apply!   Down the not-too-distant road, this person will help us design and finalize our product line, budgets and procedures for our new studios, and will be actively involved in city and site locations too.  It's going to be a fun and exciting ride.  I need a top-notch co-pilot to join us!

 

Contact: Christine Parker, Owner  

513.616.5307 christine@artsandcreativities.com 

 

Marketing & Social Media Manager  

Part-time or full-time, depending on the candidate.  

 

We are looking for a marketing professional ready to jump out of the corporate world for a chance to join a small company with very big plans. We are seeking someone who not only knows social media inside and out, but also has experience in building brands and the daily implementation of the marketing both online and in traditional forms. If you have graphic arts skills, that's a big plus too. While this person will initially be very involved in the implementation of the marketing with the owner, the position could quickly evolve to management only, as the company grows.  It will be one of the top positions in the company as we expand. If you've always been intrigued by the possibility of working in an entrepreneurial setting, and you're a talented marketing professional, we need to talk.  

 

Studio Operations Coordinator

Part-time or full-time, but no less than 20 hours per week.   

 

 "Organized but outgoing" is the best description for our perfect candidate.  If you are one of those wickedly organized souls who loves keeping things humming and orderly, we want you!  I'm looking for someone with a supportive spirit who loves helping people by keeping things moving forward; always keeping an eye out for how to improve, as well as the big picture.  Technology skills are a must, but you don't need to be a tech wizard, just a good command of spreadsheets and word programs and the ability to pick up new programs easily.  If you're shy, this may not be the job for you as you're going to have contact with our awesome customers, and we want you to be happy to be in that role.  Problem-solving skills, as well as a love of spotting problems and fixing them, will be needed in this role. 

 
Sewing & Fashion Design Instructors    
Part-time or full-time, depending on the candidate. 
 
We love the huge interest that exists for sewing classes, but we can't keep up!  If you love sewing, we can teach you to teach.  Our classes are tiny, so it's a very personal and fun environment.  This is a great role for Fashion Design students with at least two years in their program.
 We're expanding our adult offerings, but are particularly on the outlook for those who love to work with teens and tweens.  Creativities Studio is like a second home to many of our students, and we see sewing & fashion design as a way of empowering girls to build happy, self-defined lives.  
 Even if you only teach one class per week, you'll be able to enjoy all the perks of being on staff at Creativies, including 40% off fabrics and sewing notions.
Artisans & Sr. Artisans  
Part-time or possibly full-time
 
We do such a wide range of projects that we are always in need of creative types who have a passion of sharing their talents with others.  Whether you love felting, painting, jewelry-making, decoupage, paper arts, or cupcakery, we have hours for you to match your talents.  Those with management experience could be considered for a Senior Artisan position, which will include some studio management as well.  
 
Contact: Christine Parker, Owner  

 

Taft Museum of Art

Assistant Registrar (Part-Time) — Posted 11/11/2014 - 4:00pm
Reports To: Registrar / Collections Manager

Job Description

Description:

The Taft Museum of Art seeks a positive, conscientious person to serve as part-time assistant registrar. Reporting to the registrar/collections manager, the position will offer opportunities to learn more about museum work and gain useful experience in registration and collections management. Responsibilities include: managing exhibitions for the Sinton gallery; processing rights and reproductions requests; processing loans; making shipping and insurance arrangements for temporary loans; and monitoring environmental conditions.

 

Requirements:

· A B.A. in Art History 

· Must be well organized and self-motivated

· Must be very detail oriented

· Ability to lift up to 30 lbs if needed

· Experience handling art objects or willingness to learn

· Familiarity with Microsoft Office

· Experience with some collections management software a plus

· Gallery or museum experience helpful 

· Certificate or degree in museum studies a plus

 

Hours and compensation:

· This position is for up to 7.5 hours/week (one day)

· Position offers $11/hour for an entry level candidate

 

The Taft Museum of Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

Application:  

Using regular mail or e-mail (but not both), send cover letter, resume, and names of three professional references to:

 

Registrar and Collections Manager

Taft Museum of Art

316 Pike Street

Cincinnati, OH 45202

 

OR

 

registrar_collections@taftmuseum.org

 

No phone calls, please.


 

Cincinnati Art Museum

Member Services Manager — Posted 09/30/2014 - 2:00pm
Deadline to Apply: Sat, 10/18/2014

Job Description

Job Responsibilities:

 

The Member Services Manager plans and manages the Art Museum’s development efforts relating to all general membership (those under $1,000 level) programs.  This position is responsible for assessing membership programs and benefits, developing acquisition and retention strategies, creating membership enrollment promotions, and fostering/maintaining good relationships with museum patrons and visitors.  

 

The Member Services Manager will also be responsible for all aspects of the Cincinnati Art Museum’s annual fund campaign and actively engaging and selling memberships to visitors during operating hours and at after hour Art Museum events.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

 

- Reports directly to the Director of Development to drive revenue through the museum’s membership program and annual fundraising campaign.

 

- Actively explores strategies and creatively plans and implements a comprehensive campaign to acquire new and retain current members and annual fund donors. Responsible for setting goals, creating solicitation mailings, event planning and management, stewardship and reporting. 

 

- Active engagement and communication with Art Museum visitors leading to membership enrollment sales.  Oversees the accuracy and timeliness of membership information and the fulfillment of member benefits.

 

- Works closely with the Director of Visitor Experience to ensure member benefits properly enhance the visitor experience and are in line with visitor expectations. 

 

- Develops a comprehensive plan for the annual fund which includes creating concepts, drafting letters, setting goals and timeline, preparing budget, working with mail house vendors and implementation of the program.

 

- Works with volunteer committees (Women’s Committee) in executing follow up program for new members (phone calls, special events). Manages monthly volunteer workday. 

 

- Handles special requests, suggestions and complaints made by members in assigned programs.

 

- Responsible for creating brochures and all related member mailings as needed, including delivery to the post office.

 

- Acts as a liaison with Visitors Services Aides and Front Line employees in membership sales training and motivation to ensure the attainment of monthly membership goals.

 

- Other duties as assigned by the Director of Development.

 

Requirements

 

· Bachelor's degree or equivalent level of experience.

· 3+ years of experience in membership sales and/or customer service required, preferably in a philanthropy or community service organization.

· Superior communication skills – both written and verbal.

· Demonstrated ability to provide strong customer or guest service skills. 

· Proficiency with MS Office applications including Word and Excel.

· Experience working with Raiser’s Edge or Altru software preferred.

 

To apply, please send cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to: Cincinnati Art Museum ATTN: Human Resources Department 953 Eden Park Drive Cincinnati, OH 45202-1596.  Email: humanresources@cincyart.org

Position will remain 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.


 

Cincinnati Art Museum

Curator of European Paintings, Drawings, and Sculpture — Posted 09/25/2014 - 12:00pm
Deadline to Apply: Mon, 10/20/2014

Job Description

The Cincinnati Art Museum is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Curator of European Paintings, Drawings, and Sculpture.  Curatorial rank will be commensurate upon experience and education.

 

Responsibilities: The Curator of European Paintings, Drawings, and Sculpture will have overall responsibility for the stewardship and development of the museum’s extensive holdings of European paintings, sculpture, and all works on paper except prints and photographs.  The person in this position will research, interpret, acquire, conserve, and educate by performing the following duties:

 

- Demonstrates curatorial responsibility for all art objects within the aegis of the curatorial department, and works in cooperation with other curators where departmental responsibilities for art objects overlap, for example with prints, photographs, or contemporary art or where an artist is ascribed dual nationalities.   

 

- Cares for, researches, documents, exhibits, preserves (in consultation with the Conservation Department), and publishes works of art in the permanent collection, including those in storage or on display.

 

- Responsible for the generation of temporary exhibitions, whether from concept or by assignment, organized by the Cincinnati Art Museum or by another institution.  Exhibitions involve organizing, researching, writing, supervising and/or coordinating details such as lectures, catalogues, brochures, labels, installation, photography, gallery tours, publicity, fund raising, presentations on the exhibition topic, selection and negotiation of loans, hosting lenders and artists, and preparation of and adherence to budgets.  Museum procedures have to be followed, and all activities have to be coordinated with all relevant existing divisions such as: Museum Services, Development, Marketing and Communications, and Learning and Interpretation.

 

- Lectures and writes on works of art in the Cincinnati Art Museum’s permanent collection (s) for scholarly meetings and/or publications, or general and particularized programs within the Cincinnati Art Museum, for books, newspapers, and general publications, all within the limits of curatorial specialties and based on or related to the permanent collections of the Cincinnati Art Museum.  Where necessary, all writing (e.g., grant writing, journal writing, brochure texts) must be coordinated with the proper division, such as Learning and Interpretation, Institutional Advancement, or Marketing and Communications.

 

- Seeks and recommends new acquisitions of gifts or purchases within the curatorial specialties or the permanent collections, including scholarly research and background material to justify consideration of a given art object or objects and prepares acquisition worksheets.  

 

- Furnishes consultation and advice on art matters to other museums, public and private collectors, at no time suggesting financial appraisals.

 

- Installs and labels works of art in the permanent collections in concert with the divisions of Learning and Interpretation and Museum Services.

 

- Responsible for division, maintaining and adhering to all relative budgets, including those related to permanent installations, temporary exhibitions, the department and special projects.

 

- Where applicable, supervises departmental staff, including volunteers and interns.

 

- Responsible for docent training, public lectures, gallery talks, and press education for selected projects in coordination with the divisions of Institutional Advancement, Learning and Interpretation and Marketing and Communications.

 

- Supports the fund-raising and public relations efforts of the Cincinnati Art Museum, in coordination with the divisions of Development and Marketing and Communications.

 

- Serves as liaison between the Cincinnati Art Museum and departmental visiting committees and other groups with special interest in or support of the department, including the museum-affiliated Friends of European Paintings, Drawings, and Sculpture.

 

- Represents museum at social and civic events.

 

- Serves on various committees or panels, and attends meetings demanded by the position.

 

- Acts as courier in U.S. and abroad in coordination with the division of Museum Services.

 

- Attends conferences and lectures, and visits museums and dealers in U.S. and abroad.

 

- Performs other miscellaneous duties as assigned by the Chief Curator.

 

Requirements: M.A. in Art History (Ph.D. preferred) with a minimum of five years relevant professional experience in the field.   Curatorial rank will be commensurate with experience.

 

The Curator of European Painting, Drawings, and Sculpture must demonstrate a proven ability to work collaboratively with others to achieve institutional objectives.  Must possess a broad familiarity with European Art, from the late middle ages to the early twentieth century, with a specialty focus within these parameters; a demonstrated knowledge of museum practices; excellent written and oral communication skills; good working knowledge of database, word processing, and other relevant computer programs; and a commitment to both scholarship and working with diverse public constituencies; ability to present information effectively and respond to questions from museum staff, donors, members of the museum, and the general public.  The Curator of European Painting & Sculpture must also be able to create and manage program budgets.

 

Interested applicants should mail their cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to: Cincinnati Art Museum, Attention: Human Resources Department, 953 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45202, Email application materials to: humanresources@cincyart.org .  

 

Position will be open until filled.

 

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 Symphony Orchestra

Director of Planned Giving — Posted 09/12/2014 - 4:00pm
Reports To: Vice President of Development
Deadline to Apply: Mon, 10/06/2014

Job Description

Position Summary: Reporting to the Vice President of Development, the Director of Planned Giving is responsible for development of a comprehensive donor-centric planned giving solicitation plan to meet long term planned giving goals including case statement development and strategies for cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding planned giving prospects. The Director works with leadership to identify and cultivate prospects for six and seven figure endowment gifts. The Director serves as a leader on the Development team providing guidance to colleagues. The Director will work collaboratively with the Director of Individual Giving and Donor Services for prospect identification and joint requests. The Director will also work closely with the Planned Giving Committee providing leadership support for the committee members as they identify, cultivate and solicit planned giving prospects. 

 

Job Responsibilities

· Plan and execute organization’s Planned Giving Program; identify prospects; cultivate relationships from initial contacts to solicitation;

· Oversee The Thomas Schippers Society for current donors to the planned giving program; 

· Carefully steward current planned gift donors and determine innovative and creative ways to recognize donors for their generosity;

· Oversee the Planned Giving Committee; train volunteer committee members to represent the Orchestra in the community and equip them with the necessary information to speak about planned giving to the Orchestra;

· Work collaboratively with the Director of Individual Giving and Donor Services to identify prospects for major and planned gifts; coordinate joint asks;

· With the Special Events Manager, plan and execute Schippers Society appreciation and cultivation events;

· Prepare and communicate to stakeholders regular status reports regarding planned giving goals;

· Work with Data Team to ensure data needs, assignments and lists are maintained and accurate;

· Assist the Vice President of Development in preparing for and directing Board of Directors meetings and Development Committee meetings;

· Provide leadership to the development team and CSO staff through special event assistance, mentoring newer employees, and sharing of industry and institutional knowledge; and

· Other duties as assigned

 

Qualifications

 

The ideal candidate must be extremely detail oriented, have excellent computer, strategic thinking, organizational and communication skills; possess the ability to work effectively under pressure; harmoniously with other staff, and observe the highest level of discretion and confidentiality when dealing with high level donors.  This individual also must possess outstanding capacities for personal presentation, organization, self-motivation, accuracy, follow-through, timeliness, consistency, great attention to detail, and the ability to handle a multitude of tasks under deadline pressure.

 

The candidate also must possess the following qualifications and/or characteristics:

 

· Bachelor’s degree required

· 7-10 years of fundraising experience

· Extensive experience soliciting gifts and experience working with volunteer leaders to solicit gifts;

· Ability to work independently, set priorities, multi-task and use independent judgment while keeping Supervisor informed of work activity and issues;

· Ability to maintain discretion;

· Excellent written, verbal communication and editing skills, inclusive of proposal writing skills;

· Experience with relational databases such as Tessitura or Raiser’s Edge;

· Comfortable analyzing statistical reports;

· Must interact effectively with all levels of staff, volunteers, donors and prospects;

· Extraordinary customer service skills;

· Ability to train and motivate volunteers; and

· A valued team player and ability to work flexible hours depending special/cultivation events.

 

Additionally:  The organization operates as a team and meeting all organizational goals is a goal for all staff members.  There are events and concerts requiring evening and weekend work.

 

All interested candidates should forward a cover letter of intent along with their resumes to: hr@cincinnatisymphony.org.

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Celebrates Diversity!

We are an EEO/M/F/D/V Employer


 

Cincinnati Opera

Manager, Individual Gifts — Posted

Job Description

Cincinnati Opera is seeking candidates for the position of Manager, Individual Gifts to join the development department team and work with all members of the Opera’s staff. 

 

Function

Cincinnati Opera’s development department includes four functional areas: annual giving, major and planned giving, institutional giving, and events. The ideal candidate will be a highly proactive, hands-on and effective fundraiser who is comfortable working directly with and soliciting donations from individuals and some family foundations for annual gifts. This position reports to the Director of Development.

 

Primary responsibilities include

* Develop and execute comprehensive donor-centric solicitation plans for Opera’s individual giving program including direct mail, online campaigns, major donors, family foundations, Opera Guild, and Center Stage Board Associates (CSBA). 

* Act as staff liaison for the volunteer members of the Major Donor Board committee.

* Manage department’s web content and design of fundraising materials.

* Work with the Manager of the New-Century Campaign and the Director of Development to conduct donor research on an annual basis. 

 

Qualifications and Desired Attributes

* Minimum of 5 years of successful fundraising experience, preferably in individual giving

* Previous experience in donor engagement, budgeting and with volunteer committees

* Superb communication, problem-solving and people skills and the ability to set priorities, coordinate multiple projects simultaneously, and meet deadlines

* Knowledge of performing arts and/or the operatic art form is preferred 

* Knowledge of Tessitura software is preferred

 

Compensation

FT, salaried, exempt position. Salary commensurate with experience. Employee benefits package includes health, life, dental, vision, 403(b) plan with employer match and parking.

 

Application deadline

January 15, 2015, or open until filled. To apply, submit cover letter, resume, references, and salary requirements to hr@cincinnatiopera.org or Human Resources, Cincinnati Opera, 1243 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202. No phone calls please.

 

About Cincinnati Opera

Fou­n­ded in 1920, Cincinnati Opera presents a thrilling roster of world-class artists and conductors, important company debuts, stunning sets and costumes, and the spectacular Cincin­nati Symphony Orchestra. Today the c­ompany is hailed as Cincinnati’s “prime summer arts festival” attracting a passionate regional audience as well as opera tourists from throughout the U.S. and Canada.­ The company’s Opera Outbound produces activities for the community throughout the year including touring performances and Opera Raps.

 

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