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Contemporary Arts Center

Visitor Experience Associate — Posted 10/30/2014 - 10:00am
Reports To: Visitor Experience and CAC Store Managers
Deadline to Apply: Fri, 11/14/2014

Job Description

Founded in 1939 as one of the first institutions in the United States dedicated to showing contemporary art, the Contemporary Arts Center (CAC) seeks applicants for the position of Visitor Experience Associate.

 

SCOPE OF POSITION

Working under the guidance of the Visitor Experience and CAC Store Managers, the Visitor Experience Associate provides assistance for all museum visitors and staff.  The Visitor Experience Associate is responsible for welcoming all visitors, processing sales transactions, answering the telephones, and connecting inquiries with the appropriate staff member(s).  The Visitor Experience Associate will be an individual who demonstrates an ability to work well with others, values teamwork, and represents the museum by offering exceptional service to all visitors and staff.  This is a part time position.

 

SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

VISITOR EXPERIENCE ASSOCIATE RESPONSIBILITIES

· Ensure that visitor’s needs are properly attended to and provide information for exhibitions, events, programs and memberships.  Demonstrate exemplary ability to engage the public and handle customer service/ visitor challenges for positive outcomes. 

· Operate the cash drawer for the CAC Store and Admissions, including opening and closing the drawers, and processing cash, credit, and check transactions through the Point of Sale System (POS).

· Promptly answers incoming calls from the CAC general telephone line, appropriately directing calls to the correct people. 

· Attend CAC staff meetings and exhibition training as required, and stays up-to-date on current exhibits, tour information, general CAC information, and Visitor Experience staff functions. 

· Maintain a clean work space in the CAC Store and Admissions desk, including merchandise: polishes silver, washes glassware and cleans other store inventory as needed.

· Distribute as well as restock CAC print materials.

· Performs other duties as assigned. 

· Maintain a clean and professional appearance and is prepared to work where assigned. 

· Arrive at the designated work location promptly and in time to serve visitors and staff.

 

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.

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

· Experience in customer service.

· Exceptional people, communication, and sales skills, and an ability to multi-task and remain calm in a high-pace environment.

· Self-motivated, energetic, and proactive.

· Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, fax and copy machines, and printers. 

· Experience working with a POS system.

 

APPLICATION PROCESS:

Please send cover letter and resume by November 14, 2014 to:

 

Contemporary Arts Center

Lois & Richard Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art

44 East 6th Street

Cincinnati, OH 45202

Attn: Human Resources

 

Also, application materials can be emailed to hc@contemporaryartscenter.org.  Please, no phone calls.  

The Contemporary Arts Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


 

Contemporary Arts Center

Membership Manager (Part-Time) — Posted 10/29/2014 - 2:00pm
Deadline to Apply: Wed, 11/12/2014

Job Description

Founded in 1939 as one of the first institutions in the United States dedicated to showing contemporary art, the Contemporary Arts Center (CAC) seeks applicants for the part time position of Membership Manager. 

 

OVERVIEW OF POSITION:

The Membership Manager position is responsible for the coordination and implementation of the membership program (individuals and corporate) of the Contemporary Arts Center. This position works closely with the development team and other CAC staff and volunteers across the organization to solicit, steward and grow a robust membership.  Primary responsibility is to generate a broad and diverse membership that serves as a base of support for audience, marketing and revenue. 

 

JOB REQUIREMENTS

The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications and/or characteristics:

· Professional and comfortable when interacting with donors and community professionals at all levels

· Previous experience working with a Membership Program

· Excellent strategic planning skills

· Comfortable analyzing statistical reports

· Extraordinary customer service skills

· Ability to make cold calls with ease

· Ability to train and motivate volunteers

· Strong communication skills

· Comfortable with manipulating data within a database to generate forms/cards, etc.

· Ability to independently set priorities and multi-task

· Great organizational skills

· Willingness to work irregular hours including periodic evenings and weekends

· Raiser’s Edge experience preferable.

 

APPLICATION PROCESS:

Please send cover letter including salary requirements and resume by November 12, 2014 to:

 

Contemporary Arts Center

Lois & Richard Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art

44 East 6th Street

Cincinnati, OH 45202

Attn: Human Resources

 

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

 

The Contemporary Arts Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


 

Cincinnati Arts Association

Event Security (Part-Time) — Posted 10/29/2014 - 8:00am
Deadline to Apply: Thu, 10/30/2014

Job Description

The Cincinnati Arts Association  is seeking a conscientious individual to fill this part-time security position at our downtown Aronoff Center for the Arts location.  

Responsibilities:

Primary responsibilities include ensuring a safe and secure environment for clients, staff, patrons and events. General responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to: continual monitoring of the facility premises; provide interior/exterior security patrols; and lockup of the facility. Ability to work with changes according to the immediate needs of the department and events, as well as possess the ability to react quickly and effectively in sensitive situations. 

Qualifications:

Exceptional verbal communication and people skills are vital to this position. Ability to walk and stand on a regular basis. Individual must have experience with security equipment and standard practices & procedures; experience in a security, customer-service oriented environment preferred.  Must be available to work a flexible schedule including various shifts, evenings, weekends and holidays as needed.  

To Apply:

Interested candidates may complete an application at/or send resume by 10/31/14 to: 

Cincinnati Arts Association

Attn: Human Resources

650 Walnut Street

Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

Or email: HR@cincinnatiarts.org

 

No phone calls please.

EOE/M/F/D/V/SO Employer


 

Cincinnati Arts Association

Custodian (2nd Shift) — Posted 10/29/2014 - 8:00am
Deadline to Apply: Fri, 10/31/2014

Job Description

The Cincinnati Arts Association is seeking a conscientious individual to fill this 2nd Shift (3:00p-11:00p), fulltime custodial position at our downtown Aronoff Center for the Arts location. 

Responsibilities:

The primary responsibility of this position is to assist in maintaining a clean environment throughout the facility. General responsibilities of this position will be to perform a variety of custodial duties including, but not limited to: room/event set-ups; cleaning and vacuuming of auditoriums; cleaning of restrooms and backstage areas; detailed office cleaning; and maintaining outside walk areas. 

Qualifications:

This person must possess the ability to lift, push, pull, carry, and move on a regular basis. Previous custodial experience and floor maintenance a plus. Candidates must be able to work weekends. Good verbal communication and people skills a must. High school diploma or equivalent required. Competitive wage and benefits. 

To Apply:
Interested candidates may complete an application at/or send resume by 10/31/14 to: 
Cincinnati Arts Association
Attn: Human Resources
650 Walnut Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
No phone calls please.
EOE/M/F/D/V/SO Employer

 

St. John's Unitarian Universalist Church

Music Director — Posted 10/27/2014 - 9:00am
Deadline to Apply: Fri, 11/14/2014

Job Description

I. Above all, the acting music director will understand his/her role in creating

and leading excellent worship, with respect for the community and traditions

of the church.

St John’s Unitarian Universalist Church’s Mission Statement is:

“St. John’s is committed to creating a safe and caring community, working for peace

and social justice, and celebrating beliefs that respect freedom of thought.”

II. Application Packet

Preferred Candidate will have previous choral conducting experience, degree in

music or comparable facility with choral conducting and music theory, show desire to

reach out to the broader musical community, and enjoy a collaborative work

environment.

Please include:

• Cover letter

• Complete resume

• Names of three references (if possible include one with whom you have

collaborated on repertoire and one from a respected music mentor)

• DVD or youtube.com sample of conducting 2 or 3 different styles of music if

possible (rehearsals and/or performances are acceptable)

• List of choral repertoire conducted in the last two years

• Two print programs from performances

III. Required Training and Experience

1. Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in a music field

2. Prefer a Minimum of three years of choral conducting experience

3. Experience with collaborative programming

IV. Primary Duties and Responsibilities

1. Conduct a weekly 2-hour evening choir rehearsal from late August through

early June, preparing for 3 Sunday 11:00 a.m. services per month.

Sunday services include a1-hour pre-service, 9:30 a.m. rehearsal.

2. Support liturgy in leading the congregation in hymn singing during these

same Sunday services.

3. Communicate regularly with the Minister concerning worship themes and

weekly musical anthem choices for the choir.

4. Attend staff meetings.

5. Prepare 2 special music Sundays in which the worship is collaborative

with the minister while centered on the choral works.

6. Prepare and direct the choir for a special service on the evening of

December 24th.

V. Compensation and Benefits

i. Part-time compensation commensurate with experience as described in

UUA Compensation Guidelines.

2. This position will be 10-15 hours per week.

*-For further information about our church see www.stjohnsuu.org

 

(Applications may be returned digitally to office@stjohnsuu.org and

minister@stjohnsuu.org or by mail to 320 Resor Ave. Cincinnati, OH 45220 Att. Rev. Jafarzadeh)


 

Cincinnati Opera

Senior Manager, Individual Gifts — Posted 10/27/2014 - 8:00am
Reports To: Director of Development

Job Description

Cincinnati Opera is seeking candidates for the position of Senior Manager, Individual Gifts. This position is a full-time, salaried, exempt position that reports to the Director of the Development and works with all members of the Development Department and many members of the Opera staff. 

 

Function

The 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. 

 

Primary responsibilities include

* Develop a comprehensive donor-centric solicitation plan to meet or exceed budgeted income goals for individual gifts.

* Manage all aspects of Cincinnati Opera’s individual giving program including direct mail, online campaigns, Guild, major donors, family foundations, and Center Stage Board Associates (CSBA). 

* Develop and implement strategic initiatives in order to grow Cincinnati Opera’s individual giving program.

* Manage the work of all volunteer members of the Major Donor committee. 

* Works closely with the Development Associate, Research and Data Management on database management, prospecting, and moves management in Tessitura.   

* Develop fundraising strategy and implement gift solicitation plan to meet budgeted goals for the Opera Ball - Cincinnati Opera’s annual fundraiser. 

* Manage all aspects of Cincinnati Opera’s Center Stage Board Associates (CSBA), including meetings, board assessment solicitation, and events, and serve as the liaison between CSBA and Opera Association Board.

* Create Development content for the Season program book.

* Manage web content for Cincinnati Opera’s Development Department.

* Manage design projects for all Development Department fundraising materials.

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

* Manage benefit fulfillment as related to distribution of benefits and the following events: major donor party, donor lunches, cast parties, donor appreciation events, and backstage tours. 

* Participate in all Development Department and company events.

 

Qualifications and Desired Attributes

* Minimum of 6 years of successful fundraising experience, preferably in individual giving

* Knowledge of Tessitura software is required

* Previous experience working with volunteers and managing volunteer committees

* Experience with donor engagement

* Previous budgeting experience

* Superb communication and people skills

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

* Exemplary diplomacy, problem-solving, and teamwork skills

vMust be able to set priorities, coordinate multiple projects simultaneously, and meet deadlines

* Proficient with Microsoft Office products and PowerPoint

* Must be able to work flexible hours including some evenings and weekends

 

Compensation

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

 

Application deadline

November 7, 2014, 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 and the second oldest opera company in the U.S., 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 also produces Opera Outbound activities for the community throughout the year including touring performances and Opera Raps.

 

 

EOE/M/F/D/V/SO Employer


 

Dramakinetics (Part-Time/Contractor)

Class Assistant — Posted 10/17/2014 - 11:00am
Deadline to Apply: Fri, 11/07/2014

Job Description

Position: Dramakinetics Class Assistant

Job Type: Part time – starting Fall of 2014

Assistant must be able to help students develop performing arts, social and developmental skills in a fun, “no-fail” inclusive (people with and without disabilitites) environment.  Assistants are responsible for working with Instructor and other Dramakinetics staff to develop age-appropriate, activities for their classes including lesson plan and performance piece.  Assistants will be hired for specific sites and/or programs. 

Training provided for staff development prior to working as an assistant in the Dramakinetics methodology and to develop curriculum using Dramakinetics, a best practice arts integration methodology.  The assistant will be trained to move into an instructor position after 3-6 months

 

Letter, resume and references can be sent to:

Pam Rieke

Dramakinetics

P.O. Box 23274

Cincinnati, OH  45223

 

pam.rieke@dramakinetics.org


 

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

Assistant Orchestra Personnel Manager (Part-Time) — Posted 10/17/2014 - 11:00am
Deadline to Apply: Wed, 11/12/2014

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 Assistant Orchestra Personnel Manager provides administrative and operational support to the Director of Orchestra Personnel.  This position serves as the secondary contact with all musicians of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, CSO Production Staff and with the Music Director.  The Assistant Orchestra Personnel Manager is a representative of management and fulfills the duties of the Director of Orchestra Personnel in his/her absence.

 

Responsibilities:

· Assists the Director of Orchestra Personnel in administering the Master Agreement including the management of all Orchestra services; start and stop times, breaks, attendance and string seating.

· In coordination with the Director of Orchestra Personnel manage the preparation and posting of string seating charts.

· Manages the hiring of all string substitute / replacement musicians.  Engages extra musicians as assigned by the Director of Orchestra Personnel

· Manage the tracking of sick leave absences on a database.

· Assists the Director of Orchestra Personnel in the execution of all auditions according to the Master Agreement.  Serve as the Audition Coordinator in organizing and maintaining all applications and résumés, communicating the time and date of the auditions to external and internal candidates and the audition committee in a timely and accurate manner.

· Fulfills the duties of the Director of Orchestra Personnel in his/her absence or with split orchestra services.

· Manages the assignment of Pops jackets and Pops shirts and maintains all records.

· Manages the posting and distribution of all schedules, memos and other official communication.

· Manages mailbox and locker assignments as well as obtaining Orchestra musician ID’s.

· Assists the Director of Orchestra Personnel in the preparation of foreign and domestic tours.  Compiles and distributes information packets as well as collects, verifies and coordinates returned information.  Assists with other duties as assigned.

· Represents management at all times to the musicians.

· Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:  A bachelor’s degree in Music or Arts Administration is required.  Experience in orchestra personnel management support or the equivalent combination of education and experience is strongly preferred.  Must demonstrate initiative, strong problem resolution and organizational skills, and be able to participate successfully in a fast-paced, constantly changing environment.  Strong communication and interpersonal skills are necessary.  Must be able to observe a high level of discretion and confidentiality at all times, possess the ability to handle multiple priorities in stressful situations and be able to work days, evenings and weekends as required.  A demonstrated proficiency in PC network environment and experience with Microsoft Windows, Word and Excel is required.

 

 

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

Please send cover letter, résumé and compensation requirements to:

Walt Zeschin, Director of Orchestra Personnel

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

Music Hall

1241 Elm Street

Cincinnati, OH 45202

Or via email at: wzeschin@cincinnatisymphony.org

Please put “Assistant Orchestra Personnel Manager” in the subject line

No third party applications will be accepted.


 

Cincinnati Arts Association

Development Manager — Posted 10/17/2014 (All day)
Reports To: Development Director
Deadline to Apply: Wed, 11/12/2014

Job Description

The Cincinnati Arts Association (CAA) is seeking a fundraising professional to fill this position at our Aronoff Center for the Arts location. The Development Manager will be primarily responsible for identifying, prospecting, cultivating and maintaining potential corporate and philanthropic donors for the Cincinnati Arts Association; and working in conjunction with the Development Director in order to achieve departmental goals.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

General responsibilities include but are not limited to: actively prospect for new corporate members as well as grant and funding opportunities; cultivate existing corporate sponsor and foundation relationships; assist with prospecting of cash and in-kind donations; work with Development team to set corporate and sponsorship goals and strategies; work in tandem with the marketing department to maintain the information and promotion of development department’s electronic and social media information; remain apprised of the arts and philanthropic community as it relates to prospecting potential donors; assist with planning, executing and staffing all Development special events, receptions, projects, initiatives and sponsor benefits fulfillments; attend networking events for prospecting purposes; create, maintain, and produce various departmental reports.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

The ideal candidate must be knowledgeable in the area of development and fundraising, relationship building, and coordination of special events. Familiarity with the arts community. Must possess the ability to meet people with ease and work effectively with staff and volunteers. Must be a self-starter with the ability to work independently, handle multiple tasks and meet deadlines. Ability to manage sensitive and confidential information with integrity. Strong written, verbal, interpersonal and customer-service skills; strong organizational skills and attention to detail. Proficiency with Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel. Ability to work evening and weekend events as needed. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university; and a minimum of three years’ related experience; or equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

 

 

 

TO APPLY:

Interested candidates may send resume along with salary requirements by 10/31/14 to: 

Cincinnati Arts Association

Attn: Human Resources

650 Walnut Street

Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

or email: HR@cincinnatiarts.org

 

No phone calls please.

 

EOE/M/F/D/V/SO Employer


 

Cincinnati Ballet

Assistant to the Artistic Director and CEO/Board Liaison — Posted 10/08/2014 - 2:00pm
Deadline to Apply: Mon, 10/27/2014

Job Description

Position Summary

Reporting directly to the Artistic Director and CEO, this position will provide executive, Development and Marketing support to the Artistic Director and CEO in a one-on-one working relationship.  She/he will serve as the primary contact for internal and external constituencies on all matters pertaining to the Office of the Artistic Director and CEO.  This position will serve as the liaison to the Board of Trustees.  The Assistant to the Artistic Director & CEO/Board Liaison will have the ability to work independently on projects from conception to completion and must be able to work under pressure at times to handle wide variety of activities and confidential matters with discretion.

 

This position requires the ability to interact with staff, Guest Artists, Board of Trustees and donors in a fast paced environment, sometimes under pressure, remaining flexible, proactive, resourceful and efficient, with a high level of professionalism and confidentiality is crucial to this role.  Expert level written and verbal communication skills, strong decision making ability and attention to detail are equally important.

Executive Support Duties for the Artistic Director and CEO 

· Provide administrative support to AD & CEO; including arranging meeting, managing AD & CEO calendar of appointments, complete expense reports, and credit card statements.

· Prepare major written correspondence on behalf of AD & CEO including letters, program notes, marketing copy, development proposals, etc.

· Assist AD & CEO with written and verbal communications with sponsors, Guest Artists, Board of Trustees members, patrons, staff and other community leadership.

· Coordinate special projects as needed.

· Assist AD & CEO on development strategies and implementation.

· Arranges all travel for the AD & CEO.

· Represent AD & CEO at internal meetings as needed.

· Coordinates with Development Director and AD & CEO on assisting donor cultivation. 

· Researches, prioritizes and follows up on incoming issues and concerns.

· Completes personal tasks for the AD & CEO as it relates to the performance of the AD & CEO’s daily work activities.

· Arrange birthday cards for all Dancers and Staff.

Artistic Duties and Responsibilities 

· Provide administrative support to Artistic Staff.

· Researches artistic matters (choreographers, repertoire, and guest artists).

· Makes all arrangements for the Company Audition Tour as well as provide administrative support throughout the tour (arranging venues, making travel arrangements, and attending auditions when necessary). 

· Update artistic website pages as needed.  

· Assist Artistic Staff with the execution and distribution of the daily rehearsal schedule.

· Assist with the preparation and distribution of casting.

· Gather information for title page of all performance series. 

· Communicate and schedule meetings with Dancers and Artistic Staff

Board of Trustees Liaison

· Set and maintain meeting schedules and reminders for monthly board meetings and select board committees.

· Work in coordination with the Board Cabinet to compose agendas, motions reports and all preparatory materials for monthly board meetings.

· Create board packets for monthly meetings, collect trustee RSVPs, track attendance, and arrange catering and meeting logistics.

· Design and compose annual Trustee Orientation Kit and Board Directory, for use by both potential and new Trustees.

· Schedule and organize Board Orientation, including RSVPs, venue, materials agendas and other necessary elements to ensure a successful orientation.

· Collect personal and statistical information for each new Trustee for distribution to Development, CEO and COO; work with Database Coordinator to ensure that Trustees’ personal information is up-to-date in Paciolan/Tessitura.

· Organize Annual Trustee Meeting, including all logistics, venue, catering, refreshments, etc.

· Coordinate special projects as needed (Annual Board Trip).

· Ensure proper board hospitality by overseeing special ticketing and backstage tour requests, fulfilling in-kind donation requests by Trustees.

· Continually strengthen relationships with Trustees by appropriately responding to Birthdays, life events, grievances and ensuring timely distribution of thank-you notes and letters.

· Be an active and aware member of the community, keeping abreast of outside projects, service or awards that may involve a Trustee.

· Support the Development department in the annual Trustee Pledge Campaign and any necessary follow up.

· Coordinate with department heads to obtain materials that pertain to the annual report – provide copy and work with Graphic Designer to execute and deliver all necessary materials.

Education & Experience Necessary

· Attention to detail and follow through is a must.

· The ability to concentrate and move easily from one project to another, i.e. the ability to multi-task.

· Calm and pleasant in all situations, maintaining a sense of humor, regardless of level of stress.

· Strong administrative skills – including ability to build excel charts, create power point presentations, and be fully familiar with all Microsoft Word functions.

· Understand tasks that could be done to help the organization run more efficiently and have the confidence to recommend and take initiative.

· Have a strong respect for diversity and inclusion.

· In the absence of AD & CEO, be able to attend meetings and clearly present appropriate feedback and information on behalf of AD & CEO.

· Have an understanding of how artistic, marketing, development, production and finance work together and impact each other in a non-profit organization.

· A degree in arts administration – a plus.

· A background and passion for dance - a plus.

· Possess outstanding verbal and written communication skills.

Interaction

Assistant to the Artistic Director & CEO/Board Liaison will interact closely with all departments, dancers, volunteers, Guest Artists, donors and Board of Trustees.

 

Commitment to Service

S/he must be responsive to the needs and request of staff, volunteers, donors and Board of Trustees.  S/he must extend courtesy, friendliness and overall respect to all of the above.  S/he will collaborate with other staff and/or departments to meet the needs of the AD & CEO. There will be times when you will be required to work evenings and weekends.

 

Interpersonal Communication/Teamwork

Listens well, shares work-related information, is open to others’ perspectives, work styles and methods.  Willingly collaborates and cooperates with others in the organization.  Develops effective working relationships at all levels and values these relationships as critical to effective work.  Able to address conflict in a respectful manner.  Expresses ideas clearly and effectively both verbally and in writing.

 

Dependability/Punctuality

Able to prioritize work to meet deadlines.  Consistently follows through on projects and issues.

 

Flexibility

Adaptable and responsive to change.  Able to adequately respond to request and demands in a timely manner.  Adapt at modifying plans/strategies as needed to best meet the needs of those involved.

 

Schedule 

Regular full time business hours will be discussed, with additional irregular working hours including some evenings and weekends revolving around projects, performances and special events required. More than 40 hours per week could be required throughout the year. 

 

To apply

Send resume and work samples to hr@cballet.org.


 

Cincinnati Ballet

Digital Marketing Coordinator — Posted 10/07/2014 - 2:00pm
Reports To: Director of Marketing and Communications
Deadline to Apply: Sun, 10/26/2014

Job Description

Status

Full Time, salaried, exempt 

 

Position Summary

The Digital Marketing Coordinator serves as support for all digital media programs with a focus on website, video production/photography and e-marketing. This employee works interdepartmentally to gather and communicate information for all areas of Cincinnati Ballet, including Marketing/Communications, Otto M. Budig Academy, Artistic, Development and Ticketing. 

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Website

Manage Cincinnati Ballet website and mobile site, including coordination and editing of all site content.

Ongoing design and maintenance of Cincinnati Ballet website to keep site up-to-date and current with industry standards. Liaison with web support on design, maintenance, enhancement and trouble shooting issues.

Ongoing development and implementation of website standards and policies.

Plan and implement strategies to grow web presence.

Work with Director of Marketing to manage digital advertising.

Analyze and report upon website traffic using measurement tools including GoogleAnalytics.

Work with Director of Marketing to transfer content to a new ticketing platform.

Develop and maintain Search Engine Optimization (SEO) strategies for the website and social media channels.

Remain current on new technology, digital media trends and industry best practices.

Email Marketing

Coordinate Cincinnati Ballet’s email marketing campaigns for the Marketing Department including email lists, content and scheduling.

Work with the Development and Academy Departments to provide email templates and graphics support for their campaigns.

Coordinate email campaign schedule for all departments to maximize return and minimize unsubscribes.

Analyze and report upon email campaigns including tracking open rates, bounces and unsubscribes. 

Video Production/Photography

Coordinate all aspects of developing, producing, and managing video projects for Cincinnati Ballet.

Attendance is required for some weekend and evening events to gather footage and photos.

Provide content for use on social media.

Track and manage rights issues, including music licensing.

Create and maintain relationships with staff, dancers and guest artists.

Schedule times with the Artistic Department for gathering footage and interviewing artists.

Log footage, select clips for press and other purposes, convert, and deliver video files as needed.

Qualifications / Skills

· Bachelor’s Degree in a related field such as marketing, communications, public relations, journalism or relevant work experience is required and at least three years of demonstrated success in marketing and communications.

· Experience in developing and implementing website marketing initiatives and campaigns.

· Experience in SEO.

· Experience creating email marketing campaigns.

· Experience in customer relationship management database software and content management systems is preferred.

· Graphic design experience.

· Proficient with Mac & PC, Office Suite, Final Cut Pro, Adobe Suite including Photoshop and Illustrator.

· Experience and passion in photography and video.

· Self-motivated, outgoing individual with strong organizational and interpersonal skills.

· Strong project management and ability to manage projects with minimal supervision.

· Experience or familiarity with HTML.

· Experience in Drupal a plus.

· Working knowledge of audio-visual production processes.

· Basic knowledge of Compressor, DVD Studio Pro, MPEG Streamclip a plus.

· Experience operating a Sony HD Camera (or equivalent).

· Understanding of compression settings for YouTube.

· A basic understanding of lighting set-ups.

· Comfortable conducting and preparing an interview.

· Dance background and/or familiarity a plus.

· Non-profit background and/or familiarity a plus.

· Knowledge of Tessitura and Wordfly a plus.

· Understanding of intellectual property rights and experience in rights clearance a plus.

To apply

Send resume and work samples to hr@cballet.org.


 

Cincinnati Museum Center

Ticketing System Administrator — Posted 10/07/2014 - 11:00am
Deadline to Apply: Tue, 10/28/2014

Job Description

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

This position performs day-to-day maintenance of the ticketing and retail systems, allowing the Manager of Audience Informatics to devote more time to strategic projects, including system enhancements, integrations of the systems, and report creation. The position reports to the Manager of Audience Informatics and is part of the Informatics Center team.

This position also creates redundancy in the skills to manage our ticketing platform. Currently there are many functions which only the Manager of Audience Informatics has the required skills to perform. Any events such as vacation, illness, etc., can significantly impact the organizations primary business technology system.

Responsibilities

· * Perform system administration of Siriusware ticketing system   40% 

o * Perform root administrator functionality, including reviewing logs, performing updates, installing and migrating to new versions, troubleshooting, repair, and monitoring 

o * Build and publish programs and tickets for sale 

o * Assist Manager of Audience Informatics in building patron loyalty functionality across systems

o * Provide back-end system administration for other databases and systems such as Raisers Edge

· * Provide database administration for ticketing system and donor relations system 10%

· * Design and monitor content structures and policies for SharePoint, particularly as relating to ticketing and room reservations 10%

· * Manage online donation functionality through Siriusware, Raiser’s Edge, and other systems. 10%

· * Create Raiser's Edge, SiriusWare & JCA Connector reports and train staff on self-service reporting 20%

· * Provide desk-side and  phone support for people having  issues with Siriusware Software 5%

· Other duties as assigned 5%

Qualifications

· Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems, in a related degree field, or equivalent experience

· 2+ years working with ticketing systems, reporting, or other support of directly related support systems

· Experience with Microsoft SQL server and Reporting Services highly preferred

· Familiarity with Microsoft Office tools required

· Experience in attraction ticketing and/or visitor services is highly desirable

· Experience in museum or non-profit environment is highly desirable

· Experience working with Siriusware is highly desirable

Working Conditions

· Must be able to sit at a desk and perform activities on a computer up to 8 hours per day

· Must be able to lift 35lbs

· Must be able to interface with staff via phone, email, in person, and at meetings

· Must be able to travel to both Union Terminal and Freedom Center as required

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Position is full time in a normal office environment. The following attributes are required: ability to sit throughout the course of a business day; ability to walk, crawl, and climb ladders; ability to lift up to 70 lbs.; close and distance vision; use of hands and fingers. Valid driver’s license, clean driving record, and proof of insurance are all required.

 

Interested parties should visit http://www.cincymuseumgroup.org for more details and to apply online.


 

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

Individual Giving Manager — Posted 10/06/2014 - 10:00am
Deadline to Apply: Mon, 10/27/2014

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 Director of Individual Giving and Donor Services, The Individual Giving Manager is responsible for the acquisition, retention and cultivation of annual gifts from individuals in the $1 - $749 range to the Annual Fund campaign.  The Individual Giving Manager is also responsible for creating and implementing fundraising strategies to meet budgeted income goals, as well as the appropriate Moves Management strategies to upgrade donors to higher giving levels and planned giving.  The Individual Giving Manager will coordinate regular reporting from all segments of the Annual Fund to internal and external leadership. 

 

Job Responsibilities:

· Plan, implement and administer the CSO’s individual giving campaign, including direct mail, telefunding, website, social networking sites and cultivation events to reach financial goals

· Write content and manage the production of fundraising materials, including writing and editing copy for direct mail appeals, brochures, website, mass emails and newsletter articles

· With the Director of Individual Giving and Donor Services and the Special Events Manager, manage various cultivation and recognition events annually, as well as guest artist receptions

· With the Annual Fund Team, coordinate regular Annual Fund status to internal and external leadership

· Maintain a prospect pool of approximately 50 active constituents using moves management to cultivate, solicit and steward them

· Assist with intern and volunteer management to provide the Philanthropy Department administrative support

· Perform prospect research to identify potential contributors and oversee volunteer and intern assistance with prospect research

· Work with the Data Team to manage report and Tessitura upgrade projects

· Work with outside consultants in the design and execution of special campaigns

· Responsible for individual donor budget, ensuring expenses are within budget

· Collaborate with CSO Philanthropy Team to create reports for the Philanthropy Committee

· Provide VIP ticketing assistance to donors and other patrons

· Assist with letter production, mailing and volunteer management for the Major Gifts campaign

· Manage Annual Fund communications through the CSO website and Symphony-Email including the monthly Philanthropy email newsletter

· Manage Philanthropy Team collateral supply inventory; and

· Other duties as assigned.

 

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

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

· Three to five years individual fundraising experience, preferably in the nonprofit arts sector

· Excellent written, verbal communication and editing skills

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

· Ability to maintain the strictest of confidence and utmost honesty

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

· Extraordinary donor relations skills

· Ability to train and motivate volunteers

· Experience with relational databases such as Tessitura

· Comfortable analyzing statistical reports and manipulating data within a database to generate forms/cards, etc.

· 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 many events requiring evening and weekend work.

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra offers a competitive wage and benefits package, including health, dental, vision, life, and parking. Salary is commensurate with experience.

The CSO celebrates diversity! We are an EEO/M/F/D/V Employer.

Please send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to:

Human Resources

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

Music Hall

1241 Elm Street

Cincinnati, OH  45202

Or via email at:  hr@cincinnatisymphony.org 

Please put “Individual Giving Manager” in the subject line.

No third party applications will be accepted.


 

Baker Hunt Cultural Arts Center

Art Instructors (Part Time) — Posted 09/30/2014 - 3:00pm
Deadline to Apply: Wed, 10/15/2014

Job Description

Deadline to Apply: October 15th, 2014

 

Position: Art Instructor

Location: The Baker Hunt Art & Cultural Center

620 Greenup Street, Covington, KY

Hours: Part time, 2-10 hours / week

Reports to:     Art Education Director

Start date:      December 1st, 2014

 

Position Summary:

The Baker Hunt Art & Cultural Center of Covington, KY is seeking talented and passionate instructors to join our 2014-2015 Faculty.  Qualified persons will hold a BFA and/or MFA, or equivalent capability, and will have teaching experience with youth and/or adult students.  Please send resume and 3 images of professional work to Amy Tuttle, Art Education Director, at: amy@bakerhunt.com

 

Organization Summary

Started in 1922 as one of the first community arts centers in the country, The Baker Hunt Art and Cultural Center has offered classes in the region for over 90 years.  The Center provides professional instruction to youth and adults in: drawing, painting, photography, mosaics, ceramics, pastel, music, cooking, dance, yoga, and more!  Over 2,700 students from the tri-state area are served annually.

 

Baker Hunt’s mission is to provide professional art instruction in a compelling learning environment for the enrichment of studies in the Arts and Humanities.

 

Visit our website at www.bakerhunt.org    


 

Cincinnati Art Museum

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

Job Description

Job Responsibilities:

 

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

 

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

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

- Other duties as assigned by the Director of Development.

 

Requirements

 

· Bachelor's degree or equivalent level of experience.

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

· Superior communication skills – both written and verbal.

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

· Proficiency with MS Office applications including Word and Excel.

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

 

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

Position will remain open until filled. No phone calls, please.

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


 

Art Academy of Cincinnati

SmartArt Instructor — Posted 09/26/2014 - 8:00am
Deadline to Apply: Tue, 10/14/2014

Job Description

The Art Academy of Cincinnati is an independent accredited four-year college of art and design dedicated to providing personalized education in the visual arts, through Bachelors, Masters, and Associates degrees. The Art Academy of Cincinnati’s Community Education Department is dedicated to providing a distinctive education to children, teens, and adults, empowering them to embrace their artistic abilities by giving them the proper tools to pursue a life of creativity.

For over 20 years the SmartArt Program, taught by artists and art educators from the Art Academy of Cincinnati and funded by a grant from Procter & Gamble, has supported art integration in CPS schools.

This long-running, successful program provides a free, hands-on art lesson that coordinates with the CPS teacher's curriculum offering a visual-art approach to learning. Skills to make art such as concentration, critical thinking, and creative problem solving are the same skills the students use for their academic success, including test taking.

The classroom teacher selects the subject matter, the goals for the lesson, the curriculum to be covered, and the standards to be met. The SmartArt Instructor will call the classroom teacher to coordinate the lesson, then researches, plans and writes the lesson as well as prepares the materials. Classroom teachers are briefed with the lesson plan and research along with suggestions for follow-up or related projects. SmartArt After-School provides this same quality art instruction in our afterschool programming. 

 

Hours available

Temporary employment by assignment or term

Flexible schedule during school hours and after school hours available 

 

Responsibilities:

-Communicate with the classroom instructor to coordinate lesson plans

-Create customized lesson plans, with age and material appropriate activities according to the classroom’s request and Common Core standards

 

Qualifications:

-BFA in art, art education, or equivalent teaching experience

-Reliable transportation

-Passion for integrating art and academics

-Experience teaching youth in a hands-on art environment, in a variety of age levels and backgrounds

-Excellent presentation, written, and oral communication skills

-Excellent organizational skills, coaching skills, and classroom management

 

To Apply:

Submit a letter of interest, and resume with three (3) references. A lesson plan and art sample may be requested during interview process.

Email: ceoutreach@artacademy.edu

Fax: 513-562-8778

Mail: Outreach, Community Education

Art Academy of Cincinnati

1212 Jackson Street, Cincinnati OH 45202

 

Please no phone calls.


 

Cincinnati Art Museum

Special Event Intern - Fall 2014 — Posted 09/25/2014 - 12:00pm
Deadline to Apply: Sun, 10/12/2014

Job Description

The Cincinnati Art Museum has an immediate opening for a part-time, unpaid intern to work in the Special Events department at the Cincinnati Art Museum.

 

Position Duties and Responsibilities: This internship position will help the special events team plan and execute internal and external events including weddings. The intern will also assist with administrative duties having to do with the special events office. 

Requirements:   Current undergraduate student required with previous event experience or knowledge preferred. Saturday evenings will be required plus 1-2 week days in the office.

Applicant should be organized and possess strong customer skills.

 

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to:

 

Cincinnati Art Museum

ATTN: Human Resources Department

953 Eden Park Drive

Cincinnati, OH 45202-1596

Resumes may also be submitted by email to humanresources@cincyart.org.

 

Additional application requirements for Internships:

 

· A cover letter describing your interest in the internship program, museum work and reasons for applying. Please include name, home and school addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail address.

 

· A full résumé of education and employment history, including contact information for three references.

 

· A list of all college-level course work.

 

· Other information as specified in the position description.


 

Cincinnati Art Museum

Marketing Intern - 2014 — Posted 09/25/2014 - 12:00pm
Reports To: Director of Marketing and Communications
Deadline to Apply: Sun, 10/12/2014

Job Description

Be a part of the Cincinnati Art Museum's Marketing and Communications Department!

 

Position Duties and Responsibilities: Prospective interns should be able to work 20 hours a week and only one Friday night a month to assist with our Final Friday event "Art After Dark". Our Communications Intern will also assist with Marketing Research and Media Records.

 

Requirements: Undergraduate or Graduate student pursuing a degree in

journalism, media or communications. Must have strong writing and organizational skills. Must have a background and be comfortable with creating content for Social Media.

 

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to:

 

Cincinnati Art Museum

ATTN: Human Resources Department

953 Eden Park Drive

Cincinnati, OH 45202-1596

Resumes may also be submitted by email to humanresources@cincyart.org.

 

Additional application requirements for Internships:

 

· A cover letter describing your interest in the internship program, museum work and reasons for applying. Please include name, home and school addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail address.

 

· A full résumé of education and employment history, including contact information for three references.

 

· A list of all college-level course work.

 

· Other information as specified in the position description.


 

SongFest at Colburn

Program Administrator - Cincinnati-based — Posted 09/25/2014 - 12:00pm
Reports To: Founding Artistic Director
Deadline to Apply: Sat, 10/18/2014

Job Description

SongFest, a California non-profit, is seeking a Program Administrator to manage  the day-to day operations in Cincinnati. The program is held at the Colburn School in Los Angeles in June. SongFest is the premier festival and summer training program in the US dedicated primarily to art song. 

 

Under the direction of the Founding Artistic Director, the Program Administrator is responsible for carrying out all aspects of the company's administrative operations in Cincinnati including: scheduling, office management, correspondences, database management, travel and housing arrangements, and management of program expenses.  As of May 25 this position will move to the campus of The Colburn School in Los Angeles until the end of June 2015

 

 

Key Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

 

· Create, manage and communicate the master schedule including all scheduling on site at Colburn (master classes, individual coachings, concerts, and special events).

· Communicate with all Colburn Heads of Staff as it pertains to duties at SongFest.

· Supervise of all staff, interns, and independent contractors.

· Assist with production of 100 page program book, including keeping repertoire database up to date. 

· Create and distribute weekly status update document and updated task list.

· Clerical work including letters, errands and other correspondence, including donor acknowledgements

· Assist with needs of faculty, board, applicants, donors, alumni and vendors. 

· Book travel and housing arrangements for faculty.

· Manage and prepare expenses for Bookkeeper. 

· Create press releases and send to publicity contacts in Los Angeles.

· Provide executive level administrative support to organization’s Director with discretion 

· Prepare agendas for monthly staff meetings and board meetings.

· Prepare reporting at end of program.

 

Candidates will have excellent communicative and writing skills and strong computer skills, including Microsoft Word,  and highly proficient in advanced Excel, This position requires outstanding organization and communication skills, attention to detail, and the ability to work independently and follow through with tasks. Those with arts administration experience are encouraged to apply. Experience in event planning preferred. This is a full time position and compensation is competitive.

Candidates should email a cover letter, resume and salary to songfest@earthlink.net

 

SongFest is comprised of a rigorous curriculum addressing the concerns of the 21st-century singer with classes in acting, movement, diction, repertoire and career guidance workshops, daily master classes taught by an international roster of leading recital artists and pedagogues, collaborations with leading American composers and the presentation of at least one commissioned world premiere every summer, and an exciting concert series presented at Colburn’s state-of-the-art venues.  www.songfest.us

 

SongFest is an EEO/M/F/V/D employer


 

Cincinnati Art Museum

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

Job Description

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

- Represents museum at social and civic events.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Position will be open until filled.

 

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


 

Cincinnati Art Museum

Director of Marketing and Communications — Posted 09/25/2014 - 12:00pm
Deadline to Apply: Thu, 10/16/2014

Job Description

The Cincinnati Art Museum has an opening for the position of Director of Marketing and Communications.  This is a permanent, full-time, and exempt staff position with an excellent benefit package.

Responsibilities:  

The Director of Marketing & Communications of the Cincinnati Art Museum oversees the Art Museum’s activities in the areas of marketing and promotion, internal and external communications, and press relations.  The Director of Marketing & Communications will be responsible for strategic planning, budget management, and the oversight of day-to-day operations in each of these areas.  As a department head, the Director of Marketing & Communications works cooperatively with the managers of the Art Museum’s other divisions and actively represents the institution and promotes its mission to a broad range of external constituencies.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

- Works collaboratively with the Chief Administrative Officer and relevant senior staff to ensure that the work of the Marketing and Communications Division will support the Art Museum’s mission and is effectively coordinated with the work of other divisions.

 

- Supervises and coordinates the work of the Marketing, Advertising/Promotions, and Press Relations/Communications departments to ensure that they operate efficiently and achieve institutional objectives.

 

- Provides oversight and editorial support for the Art Museum’s website and internal communications web page.

 

- Prepares annual and multiyear budgets for the Marketing and Communications division and monitors these on a regular basis.

 

- Develops and implements annual marketing and communications plan designed to promote a positive image of the Art Museum, and enhance awareness of the Art Museum in the city, the region, and among national and international art audiences.  Coordinates marketing and promotional activities with the Development and Learning & Interpretation divisions to ensure that they complement the Museum’s membership and community outreach efforts.

 

- Develops a long-range plan for the Marketing and Communications division and implements this plan in consultation with the Chief Administrative Officer and senior staff of the Art Museum.

 

- Serves as the staff representative on the Marketing Committee of the Board of Trustees.

 

- Manages any outside agency partners, including communications, PR, or advertising/digital.

 

- Represents the Art Museum to key external constituencies and works collaboratively with other cultural and educational organizations in the tri-state region.

 

- Carries out other duties as assigned as Chief Administrative Officer.

 

Requirements:  

M.B.A. or a B.A. in marketing with a minimum of five years’ managerial experience in the field.  A prior knowledge of museum or non-profit management is preferred, but is not a requirement.  

Excellent managerial, communication and interpersonal skills as well as experience in budget management and institutional planning.

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.  Email: humanresources@cincyart.org

Position will remain open until filled. No phone calls, please.

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


 

Cincinnati Art Museum

Assistant Director of Docent Learning — Posted 09/25/2014 - 12:00pm
Deadline to Apply: Sat, 10/18/2014

Job Description

The Cincinnati Art Museum is seeking applicants for the position of Assistant Director of Docent Learning. This is a permanent, full-time, and exempt staff position with an excellent benefit package.

 

Position Overview:

This position directs the development, implementation, and evaluation of the Art Museum’s on-going Docent program.  This includes planning and evaluation of all of the activities of the Docent Corps at the Art Museum, to insure that short-term and long-term goals are met.  The key activities include: structuring the content and format of touring strategies, training of new Docents, recruiting of new Docents, providing continuing education for the entire Corps, and guiding program committees.  This position serves as the main liaison between the Docents and the staff of Art Museum.  

The position interfaces consistently with other members of the Division of Learning and Interpretation to develop, implement, and evaluate the Docent-led touring programs for adults, youth, and families at the Art Museum.  These programs are both available for free-choice visitors and those arriving for scheduled programs such as school groups and adult group tours

 

Essential Responsibilities:

 

- Oversees the daily activities of the Docent Corps, including issues related to Docent-led programs, training, preparation of materials, and Docent functions and committees.

 

- Reports to the Director of Learning and Interpretation on all Docent activities and status of projects.  

 

- Coordinates Docent activities and works collaboratively with other museum divisions.  

 

- Supervises and evaluates all Docents and fosters their educational development.

 

- Develops and monitors an annual budget for the Docent Corps in consultation with the Director of Learning and Interpretation.

 

- In collaboration with Learning and Interpretation staff, helps to plan and implement all Docent-led programming related to both the permanent collections and temporary exhibitions.  

 

Establishes qualitative and quantitative goals for evaluating this programming.

 

- Oversees Docent training in cooperation with Learning and Interpretation and Curatorial Divisions.  

 

- Develops and implements strategies for increasing the number of new Docents, creating diversity in the Corps, and retaining current Docents.

 

- Stays current and implements best practices around Docent touring strategies.

 

- Serves as the primary liaison to the Docent Advisory Council.  Assures the Art Museum’s strong collaborative relationships with its Docents and provides formal and informal recognition of their contributions to the Art Museum and its audience.

 

 

- Works closely with the Docents and the Learning and Interpretation Division to develop, implement, and evaluation programs that address the needs and interests of visitors with disabilities.  

 

- Works closely with Docents to coordinate social events.

 

- Oversees annual contracts and publication of annual directory.

 

- Creates and edits monthly Docent newsletter.

 

 

Skills necessary

 

Masters degree in art education, art history, museum education, or related field.  Strong knowledge of and the ability to teach art history is required.  The candidates should also have at least two years of experience in public programs in an art museum/gallery setting and knowledge of visitor studies/educational theory.  The candidate should be familiar with and supportive of discussion based tour methods (e.g. Visual Thinking Strategies). The candidate should have a background in volunteer management.

Candidates should have a proven track record as excellent manager and effective leader, and a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with volunteers, colleagues/staff, and community representatives.  Candidates should possess strong organizational abilities, excellent speaking, writing, and interpersonal skills, and have a good knowledge of computing, finance, and budgeting.

 

To Apply:

 

The position will remain open until filled. Please send cover letter, resume, professional references, and salary requirements to: Human Resources Dept., Cincinnati Art Museum, 953 Eden Park Dr., Cincinnati, OH 45202. Fax: 513-639-2932 or email to humanresources@cincyart.org


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

Back of House / Kitchen Staff (Part-Time) — Posted 09/25/2014 - 12:00pm
Deadline to Apply: Sat, 10/18/2014

Job Description

The Cincinnati Art Museum has an immediate opening for a part-time Back of the House / Kitchen Staff member for the Museum’s Terrace Café and Catering Departments.

Responsibilities: Assist in the preparation of culinary delights for Art Museum patrons and to execute the menu to ensure a high level of performance, guest satisfaction and profitability. Guest satisfaction in our restaurant revolves around the food appearance, high quality of the food and overall dining experience. 

Working under the direction of the Chef & the Hospitality Manager, general responsibilities include, but are not limited to: 

• Assist in managing day-to-day operation of the kitchen, coordinate food production schedules and ensure highest level of food quality, taste and presentation.

• Participate in food preparation, produce food of consistently high quality, taste and presentation and expedite during peak meal periods as needed.

• Control food cost by assisting in training kitchen staff on the proper methods of food preparation and handling, by training kitchen, restaurant and steward employees on how to handle leftover food items.

• Ensures that all kitchen employees consistently adhere to uniform, grooming and appearance standards. 

• In conjunction with the Chef & the Hospitality Manager, establish goals for the kitchen, anticipate and resolve problems concerning all facets of the kitchen, anticipate trends, enact approved profit-oriented and cost saving ideas/activities.

• Establish and require strict adherence to health department food handling guidelines. 

• In conjunction with the Chef and the Hospitality Manager, develop menus & create and ensure adherence to recipes and product specifications. Train kitchen staff on all new menus. 

• Individual must maintain effective communication within the kitchen, be responsive to staff suggestions and concerns and work to resolve problems.

• Maintain effective working relationship with food and beverage management, staff and Art Museum departments.

• Complete daily food orders based upon scheduled banquet events and projected levels of business. 

• Conduct regular inspections of the entire kitchen/dishwash. 

Requirements: High School graduate or equivalent vocational training certificate required. A degree in or working toward a degree in Culinary Arts, Hospitality, or Restaurant Management from an accredited culinary school highly desired. 

Resume can be submitted by mail or email to The Cincinnati Art Museum, Attention: Human Resources Department, 953 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45202 

Email: humanresources@cincyart.org 

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.


 

The Carnegie

Staff Support Associate — Posted 09/22/2014 - 4:00pm
Reports To: Deputy Director and Box Office Manager
Deadline to Apply: Thu, 10/16/2014

Job Description

Position Purpose 

Reporting to The Carnegie Deputy Director, the Staff Support Associate helps maintain daily operations at The Carnegie, supports all three program areas and represents the organization with professionalism and poise. 

 

Essential Functions and Basic Duties 

1. Financial Management Assistance 

a. Assists the Executive Director in weekly financial management, which includes filing invoices and purchase orders. 

b. Responsible for weekly inventory of office and concession supplies; and subsequent ordering. 

c. Responsible for shredding sensitive financial materials. 

 

2. Human Resources 

a. Create a spreadsheet that tracks staff hours, vacation and sick time. 

 

3. Customer Service Management 

a. Manages, maintains and supervises office operations: reception, machines, supplies; maintains relationships with vendors, contractors, and suppliers associated with programs as well as facility upkeep. 

b. Keeps a clean and tidy lobby and office area. 

c. Greets guests as they arrive and keeps up on programs to be able to answer all patron questions. 

 

4. Board Management and Organizational Development 

a. Manages bi-monthly board meetings, including setting up, coordinating with caterer, clean up and making copies of board reports. 

 

5. Event Management 

a. Manages the facility and onsite staff for rental and Carnegie events. 

b. Evenings and weekends may be required. 

 

6. Database Management 

a. Works with various departments to provide data entry into The Carnegie’s database systems, including Vendini and Microsoft Outlook. 

 

7. Box Office Assistance 

a. Processes walk-up, phone and online ticket orders in an efficient and courteous manner. 

b. Creates reports and other documentation for events as needed. 

c. Provides positive customer service experiences by addressing patron ticketing issues. 

d. Cultivates relationships and sales with group sales contacts. 

e. Collects and maintains programs and/or set lists from Carnegie performances to be able to provide accurate and timely reports to ASCAP and BMI. 

f. Ability to be the lead Box Office staff member during specific events. 

 

8. Gallery, Theatre, Education, Fundraising and Marketing Assistant 

a. Provides assistance to departments as needed. 

 

9. Other duties as assigned 

 

Qualifications 

Education/Certification: High School diploma/GED required. College degree in process. 

Required Knowledge: Previous experience with office administration. 

Preferred Computer Skills: Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, database management, cloud-based file storage 

Pay Scale: Competitive salary plus medical and dental benefits, of which The Carnegie pays 80% for the employee, plus other benefits. 

 

Apply 

Please send a cover letter and resume to Alicia Krall at akrall@thecarnegie.com by Wednesday, October 15. Interviews will be scheduled for October 20 and 21. 

 

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 with 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. 


 

Mayerson JCC

Graphic Designer — Posted 09/22/2014 - 4:00pm
Reports To: Director of Marketing and Communications
Deadline to Apply: Sun, 10/12/2014

Job Description

The Graphic Designer is responsible for the print, advertising and digital design, production, and distribution of JCC marketing and advertising materials for the overall Mayerson JCC brand, its business units (Camp at the J, JCC Senior Center, JCC Early Childhood School, etc.) services, programs and events. Design includes print, digital, collateral materials, emails, graphics and signage for specific business units, programs and special events. The Graphic Designer reports directly to the Director of Marketing and Communications.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

· Apply creative solutions and design to organize and present information in an engaging, aesthetically pleasing manner.

· Maintain Mayerson JCC branding and guidelines by using specific color palettes, styles and templates.

· Design and produce a broad range of print publications (including brochures, flyers, forms, corporate identity, promotions, event programs, etc.), as well as manage vendor relations and distribution of these materials.

· Design a broad range of advertising (including display ads, digital monitor ads, signs, collateral materials, etc.) and manage the placement of external and internal advertising.

· Design and produce online advertising (including newsletters, emails, digital signage, website and social media graphics, program updates, etc.).

· Ability to take a project from concept through final execution on multiple touch points, including prepress production working with internal and possibly external groups.

· Design and manage internal and external design-driven displays and signage.

· Work with partner agencies and organizations to develop joint advertising and materials.

· Establishing and ensuring high standards of quality control for deliverables are met.

· Scope and plan timelines for projects; meet all associated deadlines.

· Coordinate scheduling of marketing print pieces in relation to department calendars and printer/mailhouse logistics.

· Staying current on best practices & sharing with others.

· Other duties as required.

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS:

· College graduate with 4+ years of full-time graphics-related work experience.

· Must have a strong graphic design portfolio demonstrating creative talent, refined sense of typography, brand sensibility and with an overall powerful communication.

· Must be proficient in Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Bridge; PC platform; video editing skills not required, but preferred.

· Ability to deliver projects across all communication touchpoints

· Demonstrate strong organizational skills, with the ability effectively manage multiple projects/tasks of varying complexities meet deadlines and work well under pressure.

· Must demonstrate very strong communication skills, both verbal and written.

· Be a self-starter who is able to work independently and efficiently.

· Be able to effectively work with a broad range of people in different departments.

· Be a team player and assist other Marketing staff in completing department projects.

This position description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed.  It is not intended to be an exhaustivelist of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel in the above position.

 

Please submit resumes to: hr@jcincy.org


 

Cincinnati Art Museum

Terrace Cafe and Catering Servers — Posted 09/20/2014 - 12:00pm
Deadline to Apply: Sat, 10/18/2014

Job Description

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

 

Responsibilities: Working under the direction of the Hospitality Manager, duties include, but are not limited to the following: 

 

• Report to work with a positive, friendly attitude at all times. 

• Must serve guests in a prompt, friendly and professional manner. 

• Answer guest's menu questions and make suggestions.

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

 

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

 

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


 

Jewish Federation of Cincinnati

Project Manager, Fundraising and Development - Create Your Jewish Legacy — Posted 09/19/2014 - 11:00am
Reports To: Director of Development
Deadline to Apply: Tue, 09/30/2014

Job Description

POSITION SUMMARY:

 

To continue ongoing management of Development and Planned Giving projects, including honoring and recognizing Jewish community members for their role in sustaining agencies, organizations, and congregations in the Cincinnati Jewish community and to encourage new gifts.

 

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 

 

· Enter and Track all planned giving and endowment gifts to the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati and other communal organizations. Enter and track all donor information in excel database and other software.

· Steward donor relationships and help donors write biographical statements, curate family photographs, and provide other materials to be displayed on their “Donor Page” in a public tribute and interactive exhibit. 

· Interface with Jewish communal organizations, including professional staff and volunteer leadership, to obtain donor information, release forms and notify organizations about donor gifts. 

· Oversee and coordinate upgrades to the interactive technology and the production of audio and video components.

· Head the planning team for annual Legacy Society event and help coordinate other Development Department events.

 

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS

 

· Strong attention to detail

· Must be proficient in Excel

· Excellent written and oral communication skills

· Highly organized and self-directed

· Excellent data entry skills

· Experience in event planning preferred

· Ability to professionally and effectively communicate with donors, professionals and volunteers of all ages

· Bachelor Degree or equivalent experience preferred

 

Please submit resumes to: hr@jcincy.org


 

Middletown Arts Center

Art Instructors (Part Time) — Posted 09/17/2014 - 2:00pm
Deadline to Apply: Wed, 10/01/2014

Job Description

The Middletown Arts Center is seeking the qualified art instructors for the 2014 and 2015 class schedule. Qualified persons will hold a BFA and/or MFA and will have prior teaching experience with the age group they are applying to instruct.  Applicants must have a flexible schedule and be willing & able to drive the MAC Mobile to off site locations.  All of the following positions are part time. Please send letter of intent, resume, and 3 images of professional work to Leslie Pinto at lpinto@middletownartscenter.com

 

Art on the Go Youth Instructor:

This visual art instructor will be available to teach off site after school classes, offsite Saturday morning classes, and offsite private/birthday parties for students in kindergarten-eighth grade. Must be able to teach fine arts (drawing, painting, mixed media) curriculum and craft activities. 

 

Art on the Go Adult Instructor:

This 2-D (drawing, watercolor, oil, acrylic, multimedia) visual arts instructor will be available to teach offsite & onsite Saturday morning classes and offsite private parties for adult students.


 

ArtWorks

Director of Creative Enterprise — Posted 09/15/2014 - 9:00am
Reports To: VP, Programming and Operations
Deadline to Apply: Mon, 10/27/2014

Job Description

Job Title:                                 Director of Creative Enterprise 

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

Hours:                                     Full time 

Rate of Pay:                           Starting Salary, $35,000 - $40,000 (commensurate with experience level); Employee benefits package includes health insurance, paid time off and savings plan.

Reports to:                             VP, Programming and Operations

Start date:                              Immediate

 

Purpose:   The Director of Creative Enterprise will be responsible for leading, managing and building ArtWorks initiatives that promote, train and support creative entrepreneurship in our region. This individual will be responsible for building new partnerships, setting strategic goals, creating and monitoring the budget and measuring program impact. The Director will oversee the Creative Enterprise Manager, as well as additional support staff and contractors. He/she will also work with the ArtWorks Leadership team to set priorities and the strategic direction of this initiative.  

 

Responsibilities:  

· Oversee CO.STARTERS (formerly SpringBoard), ArtWorks business development program targeting artists, artisans and creative entrepreneurs, by marketing to potential entrepreneurs, building awareness in the community, maintaining a relationship with licensing company, and identifying facilitators and specialists for the classes

· Oversee ArtWorks Big Pitch, a pitch event for creative small business owners, through marketing, creating timelines, coordinating mentoring/workshops/practice pitches, maintaining partnership with U.S. Bank and growing corporate support

· Build out and oversee a youth apprentice project in creative entrepreneurship that highlights local small businesses and/or Cincinnati’s assets 

· Develop and oversee a new Apprenticeship model that pairs creative youths with a local small business owners to learn a trade and/or skill

· Identify and  develop new programming that supports creative entrepreneurship among youth with assistance from the Talent Coordinator and Creative Enterprise Manager

· Grow ArtWorks network of entrepreneurs and business professionals to support CO.STARTERS and Big Pitch

· Develop and oversee Creative Enterprise Department Budget of $86,000+

· Develop, track and report outcomes measures

· Maintain current partnerships and work to build new strategic partnerships that add value and revenue to the Creative Enterprise initiative

· Collaborate with the Communications Director to set a timeline and market C.E. initiatives through a variety of media outlets

· Collaborate with the Development team to identify and strategize potential income sources

· Frequently work with the Design Manager for all print and electronic communication needs

· Foster collaboration across ArtWorks programming areas and support other ArtWorks programming initiatives and events as needed

· Build relationships among the entrepreneurship eco-system, positioning ArtWorks as a leader in creative entrepreneurship

· Prepare presentations for community, funders, trustees and other audiences 

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

· Excellent leadership skills

· Superior project and staff management capabilities

· Passion about entrepreneurship, the region and it’s creative talent

· Experience working with small businesses, both start-ups and established

· Ability to connect individuals to resources within the entrepreneur eco-system

· Ability to multi-task and remain organized, balancing a variety of obligations and priorities

· Ease in meeting and developing relationships with new people from diverse backgrounds

· Familiarity in working with artists, artisans, designers and other creative individuals

· Willingness to collaborate with ArtWorks programming, development and communications staff

· Proactive, deadline-driven leadership with ability to take initiative, balance priorities and meet deadlines

· Adaptably to potential change in course

· Experience speaking confidently to major funders and partners, sometimes in a public environment 

 

Credentials and Experience:

· Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Entrepreneurship, Economic Development, Business Administration or other related fields

· Minimum of 5 years’ experience in the entrepreneurship, economic development or small business development 

· Experience working with a non-profit organization either in a professional or volunteer capacity

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, and civic engagement.  ArtWorks’ Public Art Initiative creates innovate works that enrich Greater Cincinnati while providing job opportunities to youth and professional artists.  ArtWorks’ 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. Artwork has provided job opportunities for more than 2,500 youth artists and 500 professional artists, and has graduated 178 creative entrepreneurs and artisans from SpringBoard. 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 or to support ArtWorks, visit ArtWorksCincinnati.org.

 

To apply: Interested candidates should send resume and a cover letter via e-mail to Colleen Houston at colleen@ArtWorksCincinnati.org by October 27, 2014. 


 

Manifest Gallery Drawing Center (Part-Time)

Drawing Center Program Coordinator — Posted 09/12/2014 - 4:00pm
Reports To: Executive Director

Job Description

Manifest is seeking a skillful, organized, and energetic person to fill the key position of

DRAWING CENTER PROGRAM COORDINATOR.

The ideal candidate for this key position will play an important role in the operation and expansion of this internationally

recognized and locally vital non-profit arts organization’s oldest public program. (The Drawing Center’s Life Drawing Sessions

were launched in summer 2004.)

The Drawing Center Coordinator will work directly with the Executive Director and Office Manager, as well as other staff from

time to time. It is essential that the Coordinator is also able to work independently. The schedule for this position is flexible,

however candidates must also be flexible to accommodate the nature of tasks and activities involved, and occasional special

events, planning meetings, and in particular serve the specific needs of the Drawing Center’s schedule of offerings.

The Drawing Center Program Coordinator must understand and support the mission of Manifest, and should have a deep

interest in, commitment to, and familiarity with visual arts especially in terms of studio-based education. It is highly preferable that

applicants have a Master’s degree in fine art or related field, college-level teaching and/or administrative experience, as well as

some familiarity with non-profit or other practical business operations.

This position offers the chance to interact with and expand the Drawing Center’s existing culture of shared creative learning

made up of established, emerging, and developing regional artists, and to be a key part of the vibrant energy at Manifest in

general. The opportunity to help shape the organization’s Drawing Center program and influence operations for years to come is

a unique benefit. As the Drawing Center program grows there is significant opportunity for advancement.

Position: Drawing Center Program Coordinator

Locations: 2727 Woodburn Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio 45206 (Manifest Gallery and offices) and 4905 Whetsel Avenue Fl. 2,

Cincinnati, Ohio 45227 (Drawing Center facility)

Part-time: 15hrs per week

Salary Range: $13 /hr

Flexible schedule. Position offers considerable growth potential as the program matures.

Reports to: Executive Director

Application due: Applications will be accepted and reviewed until the position is filled.

Start date: Position is open immediately. A 3-4 week transition/training period will be in effect at hire.

Drawing Center Program Coordinator responsibilities include:

• Open Life Drawing Session and Instructed Course programming (content planning, scheduling, equipping, evaluation,

reporting, etc.)

• Recruitment and hiring of capable contract instructors, and volunteer moderators.

• Equipping, maintenance, and improvement of studio facility, including communications with the property landlord as

needed, as well as the supervision of interns or other staff in support of facility upkeep.

• Maintaining a constant schedule of models for life drawing sessions and courses (including off-hours phone calls, last

minute schedule changes, and communications to instructors).

• Planning and oversight of Intensive Workshop Programming (recruiting out-of-state high-profile teaching artists for

special offerings).

• Lead development of new programming options, in collaboration with other staff.

• Communicating with potential and current participants regarding programming, calendar changes, surveys, and

program evaluations.

• Maintain online Drawing Center calendar of public events/offerings.

• Managing an efficient accounting process for tuition/fee payments, registrations, enrollment, etc. (coordinated with

Office Manager and Executive Director), and collaborating on Drawing Center related grantwriting.

• Supporting the public relation/advertising effort for the Drawing Center programming, including outreach to schools and

universities, Facebook and other social media efforts, and coordination of all non-Internet-based regional promotion.

• Serving as a public spokesperson for the Drawing Center program, and Manifest in general.

General Qualifications:

• Highly organized, intelligent, and outgoing.

• Strong organizational and verbal/written communication skills.

• Exhibit a high degree of craftsmanship, and sense for detail-oriented quality.

• Be comfortable and skilled with routine email communication.

• Be a natural problem solver.

• Be a self-starter with strong initiative and work ethic. Eager to learn.

• Ability to work as a key part of a small and very hard-working team.

• Be comfortable interviewing, hiring, managing, scheduling, supervising, and evaluating personnel.

• Strong time management and prioritization skills are a must.

• Familiarity with the Macintosh operating system. (Manifest is an Apple environment.)

• Willingness and ability to be responsive to email dialog among staff and board members, and take direction or

feedback via email. Ability to be responsive via email or phone during non-working hours when needed.

• Eagerness to understand and interpret the Drawing Center program mission, and meet or exceed the expectations of

the Director and the participants involved.

• A friendly, outgoing demeanor, and a desire to help grow the educational component of Manifest into an exciting and

mature program are essential.

• Position prefers a Master’s degree or higher in a fine art or equivalent combination of education and experience.

• College level teaching or administrative experience is ideal but not required.

To Apply:

Email your current resume, cover letter, and three references to:

Manifest (Attn: Jason Franz)

jason@manifestgallery.org

Re: Drawing Center Program Coordinator Position

Please note: we prefer to receive applications through e-mail only. We also ask that attachments be sent in PDF format only.

No phone inquiries please

About Manifest:

A non-profit Neighborhood Gallery for the World, and the Center for Drawing Education in the Midwest, Manifest takes a stand

for the importance of the quality presentation, experience, and documentation of the visual arts, engaging students,

professionals, and the public from around the world through carefully crafted world-class exhibits, studio programs, and

publications.

Manifest Gallery serves as a venue for the free experience of quality-vetted contemporary art.

Manifest Drawing Center promotes drawing as a transformative art form by providing educational experiences focused on

shared learning.

Manifest Press documents the organization's collaborations with artists from around the world through carefully designed

publications and has the goal to make Manifest's projects accessible to the public everywhere, including outside its own region.

The Manifest Artist Residency (MAR) supports artists in making art and engaging the public by providing a working studio and

dynamic environment for development and meaningful exchange.


 

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

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

Job Description

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

 

Job Responsibilities

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

· Other duties as assigned

 

Qualifications

 

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

 

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

 

· Bachelor’s degree required

· 7-10 years of fundraising experience

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

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

· Ability to maintain discretion;

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

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

· Comfortable analyzing statistical reports;

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

· Extraordinary customer service skills;

· Ability to train and motivate volunteers; and

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

 

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

 

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

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Celebrates Diversity!

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


 

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park

Development Intern — Posted
Reports To: Associate Director of Development

Job Description

Position Concept: The Development Intern will assist the Development Team in several key areas of the department, including annual fund, sponsorships, grant writing, donor research and data management. 

Reports to: Associate Director of Development 

Position Responsibilities

· Work with the Individual Giving Manager/Stewardship on developing the 2014-15 annual fund campaign, including: messaging, writing/editing appeals, solicitation/communication preparation and acknowledgement letters. 

· Work with the Director of Major Gifts, Events/Administrative Manager and Leading Ladies Committee on Leading Ladies program meetings and events. 

· Work with the Individual Giving/Stewardship Manager and Events/Administrative Manager on updating corporate and individual records in Tessitura. 

· Assist the Grants Manager with grant writing and final reporting. 

· Work with the Development Director and Associate Director of Development on special projects. 

· Work with the Associate Director of Development and Events/Administrative Manager on conducting research on individual donors. Prepare Donor Call Reports. 

· Provide other administrative support as needed and conduct other duties as assigned by the Associate Director of Development and Events/Administrative Manager. 

 

Skills Required

· Strong written and verbal communications skills. 

· Accuracy and attention to detail. 

· Strong word processing and data base skills - familiarity with Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook required. Familiarity with development software and/or Tessitura a plus. 

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

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

· Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience preferred. 

 

To Apply

Submit your cover letter and resume to: 

Jay B. Kalagayan 

Associate Director of Development 

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park 

962 Mt. Adams Circle 

Cincinnati, OH 45202 

Jay.kalagayan@cincyplay.com 

Applications will be reviewed upon receipt. 

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. 

November 1, 2014