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Cincinnati Museum Center

Director, Ticketing and Constituent Systems — Posted 01/27/2015 - 4:00pm

Job Description

The Director, Ticketing and Constituent Systems, has responsibility for managing a team that administers and manages the ticketing, donor management, and Intranet systems of Cincinnati Museum Center. Additionally, the position has primary responsibility for the administration of the ticketing and reservation system at Cincinnati Museum Center. The position reports to the Informatics Champion and works collaboratively with other departmental and organizational staff. The successful applicant will embrace the opportunity to be an agent of change within the organization.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Management of team.* 10%

Primary responsibilities include:

· Accomplishes operations objectives by recruiting, selecting, orienting, training, assigning, scheduling, and managing employees; communicating job expectations; planning, monitoring, appraising, and reviewing job contributions; enforcing policies and procedures.

· Lead documentation of internal processes, and implement strategies to optimize process.

· Create budget for team, and manage budget throughout fiscal year.

 

Ticketing and Reservation System Administration.* 40%

Primary responsibilities include:

· Application administration for Siriusware, a full-featured scheduling, Point of Sale, and ticketing system.

· All aspects of system maintenance, including creation and maintenance of program listings, pricing tables, discounts, letters and forms, and ticket design.

· Administration of events in the ticketing system, including building of routine events and removal of unused events.

· Administration for web sales, including writing program descriptions and customizing images.

· Security management in ticketing system, including creation and deletion of users and assignment of security roles.

· Workstation installation and basic user training.

· Delegation of certain routine tasks to System Administrator.

 

Data Management*. 20%

Primary responsibilities include:

· Database maintenance including data cleanup for the ticketing system; managing the team that maintains the donor and fundraising database (Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge) and the Intranet (Microsoft SharePoint).

· Monitoring the ticketing system for sales and events, correcting critical errors.

· Communicating with departments when issues are detected, including providing training materials and support as appropriate.

· Providing information management for Visitor Services, including writing of informational and training materials.

 

Statistics/Reporting.* 30%

Responsibilities include:

· Extracting data from the ticketing system, including statistical data, both routine and on request, as well as data for audience development and marketing. Reports may include: 

o Monthly reports.

o School attendance projections and attendance to date.

o General attendance for previous month to date, broken down by paid and complimentary admissions.

o Annual reports.

o Annual school and group analysis.

o Compilation of historical attendance records.

o Other reports as needed.

· Management of team that generates Raiser’s Edge reports, enters gifts, and generates donor acknowledgements.

· Customization of ticketing system and Raiser’s Edge reports.

QUALIFICATIONS

· Bachelor’s degree or equivalent knowledge and experience.

· Experience and/or study in Information Technology or related field.

· Experience managing teams of technical personnel.

· Three years or more experience as a database manager or systems administrator, or applicable expertise and/or experience. Strong preference is given to candidates with one or more of the following sets of experience: ticketing system administration experience, museum experience, non-profit experience, organizations with 200 or more employees.

· Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and HTML.

· Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and peers within institutional advancement and with external partners (volunteers) at the individual and organizational level.

· Excellent written, interpersonal, and verbal communication skills.

· Demonstrated ability to prioritize and manage multiple complex tasks serving multiple customers; a high degree of personal organization; ability to complete multiple projects punctually and under pressure.

· Ability to update software applications in a network environment.

· Knowledge of database foundations and how to manipulate and customize reports.

· Report writing experience, particularly with Microsoft SQL Reporting Services, is a plus.

· Basic programming skills are a plus.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Position is full time.

 

One may only apply online at http://www.cincymuseumgroup.org/


 

Cincinnati Nature Center

Social Media Coordinator (Part-Time) — Posted 01/27/2015 - 3:00pm
Reports To: Director of External Relations
Deadline to Apply: Fri, 02/13/2015

Job Description

Cincinnati Nature Center seeks a qualified, part-time Social Media Coordinator to create and execute the organization’s strategic social and digital initiatives consistent with the Cincinnati Nature Center brand.  The Social Media Coordinator will work with members of the External Relations Department and other Nature Center staff to integrate interactive media into the organization’s overall marketing strategy.

 

Essential Job Responsibilities:

 

Website

· Write, edit, organize and update website content with input from Nature Center staff.

· Act as liaison with the website maintenance company.

· Analyze website reports to continually assess usability of the site and implement improvements as needed.

 

Other Online/Social Media

· Coordinate, write, edit and distribute monthly e-newsletters and other e-blast messaging as required.

· Create and implement online promotional initiatives and strategic messaging through electronic media such as Facebook, Twitter, blogs, etc. 

· Participate in real time online conversations and cultivate social media users to become Cincinnati Nature Center supporters. 

· Develop cross promotional messaging with other organizations and other online sites.

 

Monitoring/Analysis

· Prepare reports for the organization’s social media initiatives/campaigns and provide monitoring and analysis for social media trends and their impact on the organization.

 

Other Duties

· Assist with other marketing/PR duties as assigned within the External Relations.

· Provide support for special community/fundraising events as needed.

 

 

Qualifications:

· Bachelor’s degree preferred

· Experience in journalism, communications, marketing, and/or online media

· Proficiency with word processing and internet technology

· Superior writing and editing skills

 

 

To apply, please email a cover letter, resume, writing sample and three professional references to Jeff Sperry, Director of External Relations, at JSperry@CincyNature.org by Friday, February 13, 2015.


 

Mercantile Library

Executive Director — Posted 01/26/2015 - 11:01am
Reports To: Board of Trustees
Deadline to Apply: Fri, 02/27/2015

Job Description

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR SEARCH

The Board of Directors of the Mercantile Library of Cincinnati is soliciting candidates for the position of Executive Director.  Candidates should submit their resume and cover letter to search@mercantilelibrary.com. Applications are being accepted through February 27, 2015.

 

Job Description

The Role of the Executive Director: The Executive Director is the steward and public face of one of the oldest cultural institutions in the region, a place where readers, writers and intellectually restless people come together.  The library has hosted countless distinguished writers in its 180-year history, including Harriet Beecher Stowe, John Updike, Salman Rushdie and Seamus Heaney.  The executive director must safeguard this unique heritage while serving as the chief administrative and financial officer and advancing and promoting the mission, policies, and signature programs of the library.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

Assists the Board in the development of strategic plans. Evaluates results, and tracks progress consistent with the library’s mission.

Collaborates with the board on fundraising strategies and assumes leadership role in their implementation.

Develops and nurtures relationships with the membership, the media, and the community including other cultural institutions.

Oversees the library’s membership and marketing strategies.

Drafts the annual budget and implements approved budgets.

Hires, supervises, and develops staff. Implements salary guidelines and HR policies for the staff.

 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Strong people skills and the ability to network within the community as well as to establish rapport with members and visitors of all types.

Well-developed writing and public speaking ability.

Knowledgeable and passionate about literary and cultural life and local public affairs.

Strong leadership, managerial, and organizational skills.

Competence in financial and development matters.

Skillful in media relations and social media.

Knowledgeable about trends in library science.

 

Credentials and Experience:

Bachelor’s Degree.

A minimum of ten years’ experience in management, organizational leadership, or relevant literary or professional endeavor.

 

About the Library:

Fact Sheet

Strategic Plan Summary

 

Qualified applicants should send a resume and cover letter to search@mercantilelibrary.com

 

The Mercantile Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


 

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

Accounting / Payroll Clerk (Part-Time) — Posted 01/23/2015 - 5:00pm

Job Description

Company Description:  The CSO is a dynamic ensemble of some of the world’s finest musicians. The CSO is the umbrella organization for the Cincinnati Symphony and Cincinnati Pops Orchestras, presenting 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 Over-the-Rhine, with additional summer performances at Riverbend Music Center.

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.

Position Summary: The Accounting/Payroll Clerk, under general supervision, performs a variety of detailed accounting duties in accordance with standard accounting procedures. Checks and verifies data for completeness and accuracy. Work is often quantitative in nature. Typically uses computerized data management and analysis systems. This position provides assistance in maintaining a variety of financial transactions and records; compiling information and preparing reports and/or summaries. The Accounting/Payroll Clerk is responsible for processing and submitting payroll, general bookkeeping, health and welfare benefit administration, and any additional tasks assigned by the Controller or Human Resources Manager. The Accounting/Payroll Clerk must demonstrate initiative, responsiveness, and be committed to excellence; possess excellent time management and prioritization skills, multitasking ability and an ability to meet strict deadlines; be proactive,  and remain calm under pressure; demonstrate attention to details, take ownership over work and provide complete and accurate information.

 

 

Responsibilities:

 

· Provides overall accounting for partner organization(s).

· Completes accounting functions in accordance with established standards, policies and procedures.

· Assists accounting personnel, human resources and the CFO as needed.

· Prepares vendor payment checks for mailing and files supporting documentation.

· Participates in the annual audit(s) as assigned.

· Prepare, review, and enter daily cash receipts

· Monitor, evaluate, enter and maintain accounts receivable.

· Prepares grant reporting as assigned.

· Maintains all corporate documentation, correspondence, insurance, grant, and financial files in an orderly systematic manner.

· Assists with monthly close/reconciliation process

· Enters annual budget and projection information into the accounting software.

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

· Completes special projects and miscellaneous assignments as assigned.

· Other duties as assigned.

 

Payroll:

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

· Maintaining complete and accurate payroll records

· Preparing payroll reports and schedules

· Ensuring compliance with payroll laws and regulations

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

· Reconcile payroll to the general ledger on a regular basis as needed

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

· Keeping track of employee time away from work

· Working closely with the Human Resources Manager relative to employment, benefits and payroll processing

· Other duties as assigned

 

Qualifications:

 

Education:  Minimum 2-year degree with an accounting focus and/or relevant work experience.

 

Knowledge: Proficiency with payroll processing and payroll software programs. Knowledge of related computer applications including excel and word, and familiarity with basic bookkeeping procedures.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Please send cover letter, resume and hourly 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 “Accounting/Payroll Clerk” in the subject line.

 

No third party applications will be accepted.


 

Contemporary Arts Center

Assistant Director of Development — Posted 01/22/2015 - 10:00am
Reports To: Director of Development
Deadline to Apply: Tue, 02/03/2015

Job Description

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

 

Overview of Position:

Reporting to the Chief of Development, the Assistant Director of Development is a new and exciting fundraising position, created to plan and implement aggressive sponsorship and upper level membership programs and events for The Contemporary Arts Center. The Assistant Director of Development is directly responsible for the strategic planning and program management of upper level memberships (both individual and corporate), exhibitions, sponsorships and events. This is an excellent opportunity for a talented self-starter with prior development experience looking for a varied, mid-level development position.  

 

The Assistant Director of Development will perform the following duties:

· Works in collaboration with the development team to ensure coordination for fundraising efforts and plan and implement a comprehensive sponsorship and upper level membership program which includes identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of constituents; membership campaigns and renewals and exhibition and other sponsorship solicitations.

· Creates and administers a program and activities to solicit gifts from new prospects and previous donors through personal solicitations, telemarketing, mail programs and personal contacts in order to achieve established fundraising goals.  

· Sets comprehensive goals by utilizing appropriate metrics (i.e. donors acquired, donor retention, funds raised, average gift size, number of upgraded gifts, and other donor and program demographics). 

· Works within Moves Management to routinely identify, qualify and notify development team of prospects for major gifts ($1,000 or higher). 

· Attends appropriate donor and constituent events both on and off site.  

· Effectively maintains current working knowledge of Raiser’s Edge and has the responsibility to input contact reports, run statistical reports, and make appropriate changes to the donor database.  Uses statistics to evaluate current programs and to make recommendations for program changes.

· Supports the work of relevant committees and staff to plan, promote and execute the CAC’s annual Gala and other appropriate special events.

· Presents CAC to potential funders and community organizations. Needs to be comfortable with public speaking.

· Performs other duties as required or directed.

 

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:

· Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of three years of development experience. 

· A demonstrated successful record of securing gifts. 

· Experience in developing prospect strategies, briefing documents and talking points for volunteers, administrators and trustees. 

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

· Astute listening and conversing skills.

· Ability to maintain confidentiality.

· Strong numerical and analytical skills.  

· Superb verbal and written communication, organizational, and administrative skills. 

· Advanced database skills with knowledge of Raiser’s Edge and other Microsoft computer applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.).

· Available for occasional weekend/evening work.

 

Application Process:

Please send cover letter and resume by February 3, 2015 to:

 

Contemporary Arts Center

44 East 6th Street

Cincinnati, OH 45202

Attn: Human Resources

 

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

 

The Contemporary Arts Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


 

Preble County Arts Association and Fine Arts Center (Prebble County)

Ceramics and Painted Pottery Associate (Part-Time to start) — Posted 01/22/2015 - 10:00am
Reports To: Center Director

Job Description

The Preble County Art Association is opening a Paint Your Own Pottery Studio and Ceramics Classroom at the Visual Art Center and is looking for a qualified individual to run and grow the program. Position is part time with an opportunity to grow. Must be available weeknights and Saturdays. 

Duties Include:

- Provide excellent customer service

- Greet customers and teaching them about our wide variety of products and options

- Maintain a clean and inviting studio for our customers

- Use register to complete sales

- Track inventory

- Plan and create sample projects ahead of schedule for seasonal marketing and trends

- Work with PCAA staff to create a sound marketing strategy

- Load and unload kiln for PYOP and ceramics classes

- Contact customers for pickup of completed work

- Keep up with all Art Center activities and assist customers with any questions or needs pertaining to other PCAA programs

- Take direction from the owner, manager or supervisor and will complete all assigned tasks in an orderly and timely fashion

Some basic qualifications:

- Must have general knowledge of the firing process. 

- Candidates must have a good sense of design and ability to paint pottery in a fun and unique way.

- Candidates must be at least 16 years of age and must be comfortable working alone, opening and closing the studio. 

- Must have basic computer skills 

- Must be able to communicate clearly with customers, management and other employees in a friendly and upbeat manner. 

- Must have good writing and spelling skills.  

- Candidates must be able to follow written instructions and complete tasks with little supervision. 

- Should be bubbly, fun, friendly, patient, thorough, punctual, love working with kids. 

- Candidates must love to clean and organize. 

- Must be comfortable talking to strangers and large groups of adults and/or children. 

- Must be capable of lifting a minimum of 40 lbs. 

- Employees must be capable of standing/walking for a 5 hour shift without difficulty. 

- Candidates must be excellent time-managers and multi-taskers. 

- Employees are required to assist multiple customers while cleaning, answering phones and organizing fragile finished works of art. Must work well under pressure and in high stress situations. 

- Employees are required to assist with customer issues and problems with a cool, calm and collected manner. Great problem-solving skills are necessary. 

- Applicants must present a drug and alcohol-free, family-friendly appearance, attitude and reputation at all times. 

- Must be able to learn thoroughly all products and options available at the Visual Art Center and be able to assist customer with questions, purchases, reservations and other requests. 

- Employees must have a flexible schedule and be willing and available to work evenings and weekends. 

- Employees must have reliable transportation to and from work. 

- Employees will at all times follow the rules, policies, contracts, manuals, owner and manager instructions, written and verbal instructions and will promptly request clarifications should questions arise. 

 

 

If you love the arts, socializing and being the host of a party, this is the job for you! Other teaching opportunities and additional hours could be available.  

Interested applicants should provide a resume, portfolio sample (either web address or digital files) and a cover letter that includes availability and interest. Position is open until filled but we are looking for an immediate placement. Materials should be sent to director@takepartinart.net Questions are welcome. 


 

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati

Director of Development — Posted 01/22/2015 - 10:00am
Deadline to Apply: Wed, 04/01/2015

Job Description

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

Our Mission

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

Our Vision

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

 

Responsibilities

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

 

Qualifications

The ideal candidate must have a strong knowledge of principles, ethics and practices of philanthropy while maintaining the confidential nature of fundraising efforts and donor information.  Bachelor’s degree in Theatre, Arts Administration, Marketing or a related field required.  Master’s degree and/or CFRE preferred. Candidates must have 3+ years of experience in Development Management as well as a demonstrated track record of success in solicitation and securing major gifts and sponsorships. Experience in annual giving and strong grant writing skills.  Strong interpersonal, problem solving and planning skills.  Proficient computer skills and fundraising database management.  Ability to prepare and maintain financial, donation and various reports as needed.  Other skills required: experience in supervising and motivating staff to achieve high performance goals, a desire to work in a fast-paced environment, and the ability to successful manage several priorities on a regular basis. Knowledge of local arts community and passion for the arts is preferred.  

 

To Apply

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

by April 1, 2015 to:  

Richard Diehl, Managing Director

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati

1127 Vine Street

Cincinnati, Ohio 45202 

Or email:  rdiehl@ensemblecincinnati.org

No phone calls please.

 

EOE/M/F/D/V/SO


 

Educational Theatre Association

Marketing and Publications Intern — Posted 01/22/2015 - 10:00am
Reports To: Marketing Manager and Associate Editor

Job Description

The Educational Theatre Association (EdTA) is a professional organization for theatre education with over 100,000 members nationwide. EdTA’s mission is shaping lives through theatre education by: Honoring student achievement in theatre and enriching their theatre education experience; Supporting teachers by providing professional development, networking opportunities, resources, and recognition; and Influencing public opinion that theatre education is essential and builds life skills. EdTA operates the International Thespian Society (ITS), an honorary organization that has inducted over 2 million theatre students since its founding in 1929.

 

POSITION: EdTA seeks a Marketing and Publications Intern to assist both departments with clerical and research tasks. This is a part-time position with plans for 20 hours a week in 2015.

 

SKILLS DESIRED: Essential skills include: excellent written and verbal communication, strong solo and team work ethic, fast and accurate data entry/ computer skills, and a warm and upbeat professional demeanor.

 

JOB TITLE: Marketing and Publications Intern

 

POSITION REPORTS TO: Marketing Manager and Associate Editor

 

EDUCATION REQUIRED: High school diploma.

 

STATUS: Nonexempt; intern part-time

 

STARTING WAGE: $10.00 per hour

 

JOB DESCRIPTION:

 

Marketing

- Assist with PR

- Perform research for strategic initiatives

- Monitor/research social media for items of interest

- Execute social media postings on Facebook and Twitter

- Help design and execute social media calendar

- Help execute projects such as mailings, assembling promotional materials, update project log

- Administrative project management tasks--meetings, requests for quotes, etc.

 

Publications

- Pitch, research, and write magazine and online content

- Research content and links for our online College Resource Center

- Assist in fact-checking, transcription, and other day-to-day tasks

- Proofreading and proof wrangling

- Create database of potential arts education partner organizations

- Organize magazine archives

 

SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

- Strong organization, multi-tasking, and time management skills

- Very strong verbal and written communication skills

- Self-motivated self-starter

- Social media experience

- Positive, team-oriented attitude

- Familiarity with InDesign/Photoshop is a plus

- Knowledge of and experience in theatre is a plus

 

Please submit cover letter and résumé by email to: 

 

HRmanager@schooltheatre.org

 

No phone calls, please.


 

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park

Camp Counselor — Posted 01/08/2015 - 12:00pm
Reports To: Camp Directors
Deadline to Apply: Fri, 03/06/2015

Job Description

Position Profile

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park seeks camp counselors for our Summer Theatre Day Camp.  This paid position begins June 15, 2015 and ends July 31, 2015. Ideal candidates have completed or are working towards a college degree, have experience with children and a strong interest in theatre.  Counselors help facilitate all aspects of camp, including serving as role models who assist and motivate campers. Throughout the day counselors monitor and participate in the group's activities and do everything in their power to make each camper’s summer the most memorable yet.

 

Responsibilities and Duties:

· Lead daily morning and afternoon group activities with campers.

· Assist with checking in campers as they arrive and leave.

· Set up lunch area, help clean during and after lunch, and monitor campers while they eat. 

· Provide supervision during snack and bathroom breaks.

· Provide assistance to camp directors and camp staff as needed. This includes assisting teaching classes, staffing the information booth, as well as other tasks that may come up.  

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

· Help maintain a positive and team-focused atmosphere through their behavior and interaction with staff, counselors, and campers.

· Counselors work Monday through Friday with varying hourly schedules.  

 

Qualifications and Requirements

· Successful candidates will be self-motivated team players.

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

· Candidates should enjoy working with people and demonstrate a positive, trustworthy and professional demeanor with all Playhouse staff, campers and parents. 

· Preference will be given to applicants who can commit to the full six weeks of camp. (There is no camp the week of June 28th to commemorate the Fourth of July.)

· Must be able to attend a mandatory training day covering safety procedures and camp orientation prior to the start date of camp.  Date TBD. 

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

· Previous experience with children in a large group setting is preferred.  

· Interest or experience in education is a plus.

· Must be able to provide your own transportation to and from the Playhouse.

 

Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check.

 

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

 

Please send cover letter and resume to:

 

Megan Alexander

Co-Camp Director

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park

P.O. Box 6537

Cincinnati, OH  45202

 

Or via email at:  summercamp@cincyplay.com

 

No third party applications will be accepted.


 

Grailville

Transition and Operations Assistant (Part-time) — Posted 01/08/2015 - 12:00pm
Reports To: Executive Director
Deadline to Apply: Fri, 01/23/2015

Job Description

SUMMARY

The Transition and Operations Assistant is a new position created to help facilitate the transition of Grailville as a retreat and program center to its next iteration. This position will take the lead on preparing buildings for new uses, including inventorying and preparing collections and other items for storage or dispersal, clearing buildings of unneeded contents and organizing volunteer teams to assist as needed. This position also performs administrative and operations support for the Grailville Director, including fielding telephone calls, receiving and directing visitors and related research. 

This job requires a great deal of initiative and self-direction, as well as the ability to work collaboratively with other staff, volunteers and Grail members. Like all nonprofit work, this position requires flexibility, openness, a willingness to pitch in as needed and a hearty sense of humor.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

· Update digital records of collections 

· Create and maintain digital inventory of building furnishings

· Organize building preparation including recruiting and managing volunteer teams, ordering supplies, and research as necessary

· Answer Grailville main line telephone calls and respond to general phone mailbox messages

· Monitor Grailville website general inquiries and respond as appropriate

· Order office and transition supplies as needed

· Provide administrative support to the Director

· Other duties as assigned

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS 

· Strong verbal and written communication skills

· Extensive software and database skills, including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point…) 

· Strong internet research skills

· Willingness to learn new internet/computer skills as needed

· Highly organized – detail-oriented, demonstrated ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously with tight deadlines, excellent time management and project management

· Collaborative – eager to work with a wide variety of people, operating from many perspectives

· A passion for the environment, food, energy, sustainability, spirituality, the arts, women's empowerment and community-building is desirable

· Flexibility, curiosity, initiative and a great sense of humor required

 

WORKING CONDITIONS

Requires ability to climb stairs easily, moving in and out of buildings with two or more stories, lifting up to 40 pounds. This work involves older buildings, furnishings and old paper files which may cause discomfort. May require occasional evening or weekend work.

TO APPLY

Interested individuals should submit a cover letter and résumé to the following by January 23, 2015:

 

Terrie Puckett

Director, Grailville

grailville@grailville.org

(no calls please)


 

Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park

Executive Director — Posted 01/06/2015 - 2:00pm
Reports To: Board of Trustees
Deadline to Apply: Sat, 01/31/2015

Job Description

Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization based in Hamilton, Ohio.  Its mission is to bring people to art in nature.  Pyramid Hill programs encourage engagement with the arts while also raising awareness of the region’s history, and its unique natural and cultural landscapes. Our vision is to inspire and educate our diverse visitors in a world renowned setting of art and nature and to be a catalyst for dialogue, collaboration, and contemplation.  

Established in 1998, Pyramid Hill has grown to over 300 acres and over 65 sculptures through the generosity of its founder, Harry Wilks, and its members.  It is a unique institution with three collections—the outdoor sculpture, an ancient sculpture museum, and the forested Ohio valley landscape.  The founder, who also served as the park director, passed away in March of 2014, and the organization has been operating under an interim director since May.  The park needs a dedicated, energetic and innovative leader to replace the charismatic Mr. Wilks.  

The board has held a strategic planning session, and has outlined the following strategic goals for the park.  

1. Improve the visitor experience 

2.  Develop Partnerships

3.  Improve the park and properly maintain the collections

4.  Enhance organizational and fiscal sustainability 

Candidate Profile

The next director will be a compelling, energetic, ‘people oriented’ leader.  He or she will eagerly embrace the tri-state region and be inspired by the potential connections and partnerships to be made in the community.  The new director will lead the institution to achieve new heights in terms of programming, audiences, revenue generation and general fundraising in its next chapter.  

Responsibilities of the position

Reporting to the Board of Trustees, the Executive Director oversees the entire institution and manages the operation and development of the organization and the facility, both grounds and buildings, to ensure that Pyramid Hill achieves its strategic goals and advances its mission.  S/he provides leadership in fundraising and financial management, delivery of programs and services, maintenance and operations of the park, buildings and collections, outreach to members and the public, and human resources and administration of the park employees.  Primary functions include:

Administration

Oversee the operation and maintenance of the park, buildings and collections

Hire, supervise and evaluate staff, including grounds and office

Develop and implement the strategic framework and annual business plan to (a) provide relevant programs and services, and (b) develop revenue sources to support operations and ensure the overall financial health of the organizations

Consult regularly with the Board and its committees

In collaboration with the Board, conduct monthly board meetings

Visioning and Programming

Guide and contribute to the continued articulation of the identity, values, mission, and strategy for the park. Particularly through programming efforts.  

Construct plans and objectives that will bring about an inspirational future for the organization that strengthens our membership and audience.

Finance and Fundraising

Be responsible for financial matters of the organization

In conjunction with the board, develop the annual operating budget

Manage the operating budget, preparing monthly financial statements for the board

In collaboration with the Board, undertake fundraising and development efforts

Outreach and community building

Provide good service to members, encourage membership

Develop a community of volunteers with procedures for tracking hours and rewarding volunteers

Develop programs which attract the diversity of the surrounding community

Qualifications

Demonstrated success in non-profit leadership positions.  

Commitment to the mission programs and goals of Pyramid Hill

Demonstrated experience in managing people and budgets

Excellent leadership, communication, organizational and administrative skills

Bachelors degree and at least 5 years experience in the non-profit or other related field.

Compensation

Compensation will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application Process and Contact

The deadline for applications is Jan 31, 2015.  All inquiries will be considered confidential.    Please submit applications to the Search Committee including letter of interest, resume, and compensation expectations to Bill Groth, President of the Board.  wag@nrciadvisors.com , 223 Ross Avenue, Hamilton, OH 45013.

Interviews with key candidates will be held in February with an expectation of beginning work in March 2015. 


 

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park

Director of Education — Posted 01/06/2015 - 12:00pm
Reports To: Artistic Director

Job Description

CINCINNATI PLAYHOUSE IN THE PARK, a Tony Award winning LORT B theatre producing 11 main stage and 3 touring productions per season on an $11M budget, seeks a Director of Education to lead all educational activities for the organization.  CPIP educational programs serve over 50,000 students per year in the tri-state area (Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky) with student matinee performances, three “young audiences” touring productions, summer camps, in-school workshops, and after-school programs.  The successful candidate will have a proven track record of leading educational activities at a regional, not-for-profit theatre and will join CPIP as a member of its senior staff.  Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

•             Lead, supervise, and implement all programs of the Education Department on time, on budget, and with maximum creativity and inspiration

•             Serve as producer of the three school and community touring productions (with the possibility of directing one each season)

•             Supervise and work with Education Associates and Community Outreach Coordinator to schedule residences, after-school programs, and touring performances

•             Foster relationships with school systems and community arts centers to host and benefit from CPIP programs

•             Plan and oversee summer camps including hiring of part-time teachers

•             Audition/recruit young artists for the Playhouse’s acting intern program and manage program throughout the season

•             Create, track, and maintain departmental budget

•             Empower and mentor education staff by articulating our educational philosophy in all aspects of the department’s business

•             Work effectively with Artistic Director, Managing Director and Senior Staff to plan strategically for the department and for the organization as a whole 

Position is exempt full-time full-year with salary and full benefits package commensurate with experience.  Position is anticipated to begin June 1, 2015 with orientation visits prior to that date.

Please email a cover letter, resume, and three references by January 30 to: Blake Robison, Artistic Director: blake.robison@cincyplay.com.  NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

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


 

Wyoming Fine Arts Center

Guitar Teacher — Posted 01/06/2015 - 12:00pm
Reports To: Executive Director

Job Description

About the Wyoming Fine Arts Center:

Founded in 1995, the Wyoming Fine Arts Center is a non-profit 501(c)3 Community Arts Center with the mission to foster appreciation and skills in the arts for children and adults of all ages and abilities, and to provide opportunities for teaching of persons interested in the arts. Open to all interested persons in the greater Cincinnati region, the mission of the Center is carried through comprehensive programs offered in Music, Visual Arts and Dance, including: Private Music Lesson, Musik Kids, Suzuki Violin, Suzuki Piano, curriculum-based art programming and level-appropriate dance classes. The Center is supported in part by the generosity of community contributions to the ArtsWave Campaign.

 

POSITIONGuitar Teacher

Private Guitar teacher needed to provide guitar lessons for children and adults of all ages. They may work at a variety of levels teaching different musical skills to either individuals or small groups. Students may be as young as 6 up to adult. The candidate needs to have previous experience teaching, have a degree in Music (or be in pursuit of such a degree currently), or has an equivalent significant experience in guitar. 

Teaching is to take place at the Wyoming Fine Arts Center.

Typical work activities

Responsibilities can vary depending on the type of the students, but are likely to include:

· planning individual lessons and overall schemes of work for the student;

· developing knowledge of materials and repertoire for students at different stages of their musical development;

· teaching individual and/or group lessons lasting from 15 minutes to an hour, usually incorporating elements of general musicianship, such as ear training and theory, as well as instrumental technique and interpretation;

· arranging lesson schedules and negotiating time and accommodation slots;

· communicating with parents about their child's lessons and progress;

· developing relationships with students and parents;

· arranging performance opportunities for your students, such as participating in Center’s general recitals or arrange for a studio recital;

· preparing students for performances, examinations, auditions and festivals;

· supporting students in their use of music technology;

· planning and working on your professional development by gaining further teaching or performance qualifications and continuing your own performance activity;

· managing administrative tasks associated with running of the private studio and the Center, including timely communication with the Office regarding student placement, billing, or any other issues.

To apply:

Please send an email to: Director@MusicArtDance.org with the Subject : Guitar Teacher Position

 

In your email, please include:

- Resume (showing your education and teaching experience, including your current teaching situation)

- Short Bio

- URL to your personal website (if available)

- URL to a video of you performing or teaching (if available)

- URL to a video of your current student(s) performing (if available)

 

No phone calls please.


 

Fitton Center for Creative Arts

Executive Director — Posted 01/06/2015 - 8:00am
Reports To: Board of Trustees
Deadline to Apply: Fri, 02/13/2015

Job Description

The Fitton Center for Creative Arts is in search of a dynamic and passionate leader to serve as Executive Director to take the organization to its next level of development and to continue to contribute to the city of Hamilton’s renaissance through the arts.

 

BACKGROUND

The Fitton Center, named after a prominent Hamilton family, grew from a 1991 Bicentennial and cultural planning process. The cultural action plan took place in late 1990 and was led by national arts planning consultant, the late Ralph Burgard. This plan included the building of an arts center and after expansions in its tenth and twentieth years, the facility is now 48,000 square feet. The entire complex is dedicated to the arts in all disciplines and for all ages and abilities of participants. The organization, now in its 22nd year, has a legacy of changing lives and building community through the arts. This is accomplished through ten programs and initiatives including over 250 classes, workshops, and summer camps annually plus 66 other events. The Center houses a 239-seat theatre, and a gorgeous Ballroom with traditional décor.

 

VISION AND MISSION

The vision of the Fitton Center is a culturally vibrant community. The mission is building community excellence through the arts and culture.

 

POSITION DESCRIPTION

The Executive Director (ED) reports directly to the Board of Directors, typically through the Board President. The ED has overall strategic and operational responsibility for the Fitton Center’s staff, programs, operations, and mission pursuit through implementation of the Board’s ends via the strategic plan.

 

STRUCTURE

The Fitton Center is organized under Policy Governance. The Board has established written policies in Executive Boundaries, Board/Executive Director Linkage, Governance Process, and Ends. All but Ends were developed and adopted in 1998. The Board continues the ongoing process of Ends policy development. The ED is expected to have a basic understanding of the Policy Governance model of board development to ensure a cohesive working relationship with the Board. The ED is responsible for the hiring, coaching, mentoring, pay scale, evaluation, and termination of all staff. The Board’s only responsibility regarding staff functions is the ED. The ED is only accountable to the Board as a whole rather than any individual Board member.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

 

 LEADERSHIP and MANAGEMENT

· Ensure ongoing programmatic excellence, rigorous program evaluation, and consistent quality of finance and administration, fundraising development, communications, and internal systems; recommend timelines and resources needed to achieve Ends and strategic goals.

· Actively engage and energize board members, staff, volunteers, partnering organizations, and funders

· Develop, maintain, and support a strong and influential Board of Directors that are passionate about and committed to the organization; serve as ex-officio on board committees; appoint and support staff committees; seek and build board involvement with Ends development and setting organizational direction into the future

· Lead, coach, develop, and retain the Fitton Center’s high-performance senior management team; ensure effective systems to track progress, and regularly evaluate program components to measure successes that can be effectively communicated to the Board, funders, and stakeholders

 

DEVELOPMENT AND COMMUNICATIONS

· Expand local revenue generating and development activities to support existing program operations and new programs while ensuring the reduction of construction debt

· Deepen and expand all aspects of communications from the web presence to external relations in order to maintain and build a stronger brand and image for the organization

· Use external presence and relationships to garner new opportunities

 

PLANNING AND NEW BUSINESS

· Maintain and strengthen the Fitton Center’s national, regional and local presence and develop a strategic cultural planning process for expansion into new markets

· Begin to build partnerships in new markets, establishing relationships with funders, political, community, and business leaders at potential expansion locations

· Be a local and national presence that publishes and communicates program results as a model for regional and national replication

 

QUALIFICATIONS

The ED will be thoroughly committed to the mission of the Fitton Center for Creative Arts. All candidates should have proven leadership, coaching, and relationships management experience. Concrete demonstrable experience and qualifications include:

· Advanced degree with at least 10 years of senior management experience in an arts organization

· Track record of effectively leading an outcomes-based, results oriented organization and staff

· Ability to point to specific examples of having developed and operationalized strategies that have taken an organization to the next stage of development

· Unwavering commitment to quality programs and data-driven evaluation

· Excellence in organizational management with proven ability to coach staff, manage in today’s environment, develop high-performance teams, set and achieve strategic objectives, and develop/manage a budget

· Past success working with a Board of Directors with the ability to cultivate existing board member relationships

· Strong marketing, public relations, and fundraising development experience with the ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders and cultures

· Strong written and verbal communication skills; a persuasive and passionate communicator with excellent interpersonal and multidisciplinary project skills

·

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

· Visionary, yet action-oriented, entrepreneurial, adaptable, and innovative approach to business planning

· Collaborative leader who can work effectively with diverse groups of people

· Able to bring out the best in others; comfortable sharing credit and successes

· Tenacious, able to creatively respond to challenges

· Highly collaborative and transparent, able to inspire confidence and trust

· Strong in character and in vision---able to keep the end in mind---and be optimistic and positive 

· Warm and inviting, able to bring others to the work

· Able to deploy humor and levity in daily work

 

To Apply:

Interested parties may apply online only.  Please send cover letter, complete resume and references to: 

Fitton Center Search Committee, c/o Linda Yarger, Fitton Center Board President.  Yargerlinda@aol.com  

The application deadline is Friday, February 13, 2015.  


 

Cincinnati Opera

Internships — Posted 01/05/2015 - 4:00pm
Reports To: Varies
Deadline to Apply: Fri, 01/30/2015

Job Description

Administrative Internships for Summer 2015

 

Cincinnati Opera seeks individuals for the following administrative internships for our 2015 Summer Season.  These entry-level positions offer college students an excellent opportunity to learn about operations of an opera company and arts management.  

 

All candidates must have knowledge of MS Office, strong organizational skills, good communication skills, and be comfortable working with the public. The ideal candidates will have their own transportation.

 

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

 

Stipend: $275/week.  Benefits include comp tickets and paid parking. Housing is not provided and is the responsibility of the intern.

 

(A Community Relations Internship for either Spring 2015 and/or Summer 2015 may be posted at a later date.  Please refer back to this website often.)

 

To Apply:

· Please submit resume and cover letter to hr@cincinnatiopera.org at the same time as your electronic application from the website. Do not begin your application process unless you are ready to also submit your resume and cover letter.

· Application forms with no resume will not be considered.

· Application status will be updated after the deadline and interviews will be conducted after the deadline.

· Deadline for applications is January 30, 2015.

 

Administrative Intern

Dates:  May 13 to August 5, 2015 (12 weeks)

The main responsibility is to be the seasonal receptionist for all phone calls, visitors and packages into Cincinnati Opera’s Corbett Opera Center. Other responsibilities include but are not limited to:

· Help administrative and finance departments with clerical needs and errands

· Assist with General Director’s invitations, RSVP’s and gifts

· Assist staff in other departments with project including mailings, proofreading, and distribution of marketing materials

· Take mail to post office at day’s end (Monday – Friday)

· Represent Opera at performances, special events, and promotional opportunities

Candidates should be comfortable multi-tasking, prioritizing and problem solving and have an excellent phone manner. 

 

Accounting/Finance Intern

Date: May 18 to August 7, 2015 (12 weeks)

Work is more of an accounting nature than that of finance with responsibilities including but not limited to:

· Processing purchase orders

· Processing both accounts payable and receivable

· Preparing bank deposits

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

· Filing and maintenance of paid and pending invoices

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

· Assisting CFO and Controller with other tasks as assigned

· Financial analysis 

· Representing Opera at performances, special events, and promotional opportunities

Candidates should have a background in finance or accounting with strong computer skills. Knowledge of Excel pivot tables is a plus.

 

Development Intern

Date: May 18 to August 7, 2015 (12 weeks)

Working with development staff in all aspects of fund development, with responsibilities including but not limited to:

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

· Provide general clerical, database, and correspondence support

· Assist with mailings

· Research major donor prospects, donor benefits, and foundations

· Assist with details and logistics of events 

· Manage RSVP lists 

· Represent Opera at performances, special events, and promotional opportunities

Along with a strong background in Excel, the ideal candidate will have previous experience working with Tessitura or other donor database software.

 

Marketing/PR Intern

Dates: May 13 to August 5, 2015 (12 weeks)

Working with the Director of Marketing and Director of Public Relations to promote the 2015 Summer Festival season, including but not limited to:

· Assisting with promotional tactics and projects 

· Proofing and editing of marketing-related materials 

· Writing press releases, conducting interviews, coordinating stories with local media, and assisting with digital communications

· Escorting artists and journalists to various interviews and events

· Representing the Opera at performances, special events, and promotional opportunities

· Greeting and working with media onsite before, during, and after performances

· Updating and maintaining media databases and files 

· Distributing marketing materials around the community

· Providing general assistance to the marketing and PR departments

Candidates must have excellent writing, organization, and communication skills. Experience with content management, and social media platforms is strongly preferred. Familiarity with opera, classical music, performing arts, or nonprofit operations is preferred but not required.


 

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

Assistant Controller — Posted 01/05/2015 - 4:00pm

Job Description

Company Description:  The CSO is a dynamic ensemble of some of the world’s finest musicians. The CSO is the umbrella organization for the Cincinnati Symphony and Cincinnati Pops Orchestras, presenting 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 Over-the-Rhine, with additional summer performances at Riverbend Music Center. 

 

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.

 

Position Summary: Reporting to the Controller, the Assistant Controller will be responsible for preparing and reporting financial reports. The Assistant Controller will ensure that the prepared financial reports are in accordance with management’s instructions.  The Assistant Controller will be involved in supporting presentations and will work closely with the senior leadership team in analyzing financial information.

 

The Assistant Controller will primarily lead all day-to-day finance operations for Music and Event Management Inc. (MEMI), a wholly owned subsidiary of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (CSO), including functional responsibility over accounting, reporting, budgeting and forecasting, general ledger reconciliation, accounts payable, accounts receivable, and payroll. The Assistant Controller will work closely with the Controller in assisting departmental leaders and their staffs.

 

Responsibilities:

 

Finance and Accounting Leadership

 

· Assist the Controller in the direction of the accounting functions of an organization.

· Assist the Controller in ensuring timeliness and accuracy of the financial statements.

· Prepare budgets and financial reports and oversee their evaluation.

· Present various accounting reports to the senior management and make suitable observations and recommendations.

· Further develop the system to capture contribution margin. Provide analysis of the contribution margin and present to senior management.

· Consistently analyze financial data and present financial reports in an accurate and timely manner; clearly communicate monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements; monitor progress and changes and keep senior leadership abreast of the financial status.

· Assist senior leadership in the annual budgeting and planning process; administer and review all financial plans and compare to actual results with a view to identify, explain, and correct variances as appropriate.

· Monitor cash flow of operations for the entities.

· Manage operational data and maintain data accuracy and integrity.

· Prevent inaccuracies in financial statements by setting up internal control systems and adopting proper policies for financial reporting.

· Review financial data periodically to ensure fairness and completeness of the data.

· Develop proper documentation of policies and procedures for financial activity.

· Conduct account reconciliations and analysis.

· Assist with monthly and yearly closing.

· Assist in special projects whenever asked.

· Oversee all accounts, ledgers, and reporting systems ensuring compliance with appropriate GAAP standards and regulatory requirements.

· Oversee all financial activity, reconciling and reporting for several related entities.

· Maintain internal control and safeguards for receipt of revenue, program budgets and actual expenditures.

· Coordinate all audit and tax reporting activity.

· Conduct periodic vendor reviews, assessing vendor costs and benefits versus alternatives, and facilitating institution-wide volume purchases as appropriate

· Other duties as assigned.

 

Team Leadership

 

· Leverage strengths of the current Finance team members, help to clarify roles and responsibilities and develop and implement training programs in order to maximize and reach optimal individual and organizational goals.

· Provide leadership in strengthening internal communications with staff at all levels throughout the organization; create and promote a positive and supportive work environment.

 

Qualifications

 

This is an extraordinary opportunity for a mature leader with three to five years of accounting and finance experience, ideally beginning in accounting and audit, followed by experience gathering, evaluating, presenting, and reporting financial information to executive teams and external stakeholders. The Assistant Controller will ideally have experience in a complex nonprofit that has multiple programs and entities. Other qualifications include:

 

· Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and unwavering commitment to the mission; a proactive, hands-on strategic thinker who will own, in partnership with the Controller and CFO, the responsibility for finance;

· Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in accounting preferred;

· Solid experience managing reporting, budget development, and analysis, accounts payable and receivable, general ledger, and payroll;

· Proficiency with strong experience in Microsoft Excel and advanced knowledge of accounting and reporting software;

· Commitment to mentoring, training, and retaining a diverse team; the foresight and ability to delegate accordingly;

· Keen analytic, organization, and problem solving skills, which allows for strategic data interpretation vs. simple reporting;

· Strong interpersonal and communication skills; experience in effectively communicating key data, including presentations to senior management and outside partners;

· Ability and desire to translate complex financial concepts to individuals at all levels including finance and non-finance managers.

· Ability to be organized and good time management skills.

· Self-starter, self-motivator, self-director.

 

Compensation and Benefits:

The Assistant Controller position garners a competitive salary.  The CSO offers generous benefits including; medical, dental, long term disability, life, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, health savings account, 403(b) participation and employer contribution, and the opportunity to work for a financially stable nonprofit organization.

 

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  

Personal and Confidential

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

1241 Elm Street

Cincinnati, OH  45202

Or via email at:  hr@cincinnatisymphony.org 

Please put “Assistant Controller” in the subject line.

No third party applications will be accepted.


 

Funke Fired Arts

Clay and Glaze Production Manager (Part-Time) — Posted 01/05/2015 - 4:00pm
Deadline to Apply: Sun, 01/25/2015

Job Description

Funke Fired Arts is seeking a qualified individual for a part-time position as Clay and Glaze Production Manager. 

 

Duties include but are not limited to:

-Regular mixing of our house-made clay bodies and glazes.

-Responsible for maintaining inventory and ordering of production materials.

-Management and regular maintenance/cleaning of warehouse.

-Perform general maintenance of equipment. 

-Assist in clay deliveries.

 

Requirements:

-Must be able to lift 50 lbs. 

-Required to work with heavy machinery.

-Excellent organizational and communication skills required.

-Must be self-motivated, able to multi-task and work well in a team environment. 

-Knowledge of clay, glazes and kilns is preferred but not required.

 

Position would start at 20 hours per week. Scheduling flexible. Compensation based on experience. Studio benefits include:

-Individual studio space

-Use of gas car kiln and various sized electric kilns

-Glaze mixing area

-Spray booth

-Discounted materials

 

If interested, please send cover letter and resume to Beth Suellentrop at bsuell@funkefiredarts.com by January 25, 2015. 


 

Art Academy of Cincinnati

Vice President for Institutional Advancement and Chief Development Officer — Posted 12/19/2014 - 3:00pm
Deadline to Apply: Sun, 02/01/2015

Job Description

The Art Academy of Cincinnati has an immediate opening for a full-time appointment as Vice President for Institutional Advancement and Chief Development Officer. This member of the institution’s executive staff will report directly to the president. This position is responsible for all fundraising and development activities of the institution. The VPIA helps to forge new relationships to build the Art Academy's visibility, impact, and financial resources. The VPIA designs and implements the comprehensive Development Plan for establishing and maintaining key external alliances by cultivating individual and philanthropic support. The Development Office Staff will report directly to the VPIA, as will the Director of Community Education and the Director of External Relations. A full Position Description along with a complete list of Responsibilities, Skills, and Qualifications can be found at http://www.artacademy.edu/vpia.

 

Regular office hours with some flexibility. Standard benefits package. Applicants should have a bachelor’s degree and professional fundraising experience in a non-profit or higher education setting within the Greater Cincinnati region.

 

Interested applicants should submit a Letter of Interest, a current Resume or Curriculum Vitae, and Contact Information for at least three professional references. These documents should be attached to an email and sent to VPIA@artacademy.edu no later than February 1, 2015. No phone calls, please. The Art Academy of Cincinnati is an EEOC/Equal Opportunity 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 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


 

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 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.

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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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