Job Opportunities

Dramakinetics (Part-Time)

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

Job Description

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

 

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

 

Staff Contact: Pam Shooner

 

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

 

Compensation: Provided

 

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

Assist with marketing projects 

Work with staff to create copy for website 

Assist with publishing email blasts 

Design/layout of brochures 

Draft content for Constant Contact and Facebook 

Assist with fund development projects including public events and annual campaign

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

Assist with research for grant development

Attend community and Board meetings as requested

Attend and/or help host community events and fundraisers

Skills Needed: 

Detail oriented 

Creative, some graphic design experience helpful 

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

Excellent written and verbal communication skills 

Other:

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

Experience with performing arts and/or children a plus

Knowledge of photography 

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

Current resume and list of 3 references and a cover letter

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

 

Pam Shooner, Executive Director

Dramakinetics of Cincinnati

PO Box 23274

Cincinnati OH  45224

pam.shooner@dramakinetics.org

513-389-1721

www.dramakinetics.org

11/20/2014


 

Taft Museum of Art

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

Job Description

Summary of Position

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

 

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

 

Responsibilities

Membership 

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

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

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

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

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

 

Annual Fund 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Administration

· Communicate effectively to support membership database and data entry

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

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

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

 

Other Duties as Assigned

 

Skills, Knowledge, and Personal Attributes:

· Bachelor’s degree, equivalent experience may be accepted

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Position requires frequent weekend and evening hours.

 

Salary and Benefits

· Salary commensurate with experience and education.

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

 

 

About Taft Museum of Art

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

 

How to Apply

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


 

The Carnegie

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

Job Description

Position Title: Contracted Performing Arts Instructor

Department:  Education

 

 

Reporting Relationships

 

Position Reports To:  Education Director

Positions Supervised:  Volunteers

 

 

Position Purpose

 

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

 

 

Essential Functions and Basic Duties

 

1. Prepare for and teach agreed upon workshop hours

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

B. Perform any necessary prep tasks 

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

D. Co-Instruct classes 

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

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

 

2. Develop engaging programming ending with a culminating experience

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

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

ii. Reinforce curriculum

iii. Provide varied materials and experiences

iv. Ensure open ended processes

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

C. Attend Orientation and Trainings with the Education Department

 

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

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

B. Keep records of projects and summaries 

C. Report anecdotes and take photographs

 

Qualifications

 

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

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

Updated background check required.

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

 

Skills/Abilities desired: Active and dynamic teacher

Improvisational skills

Excellent ability to engage and support children

Ability to organize, coordinate and direct multiple projects

Self-starter and willingness to be a team player

 

Hours: Contract work – hours vary

 

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

 

Please send to apaasch@thecarnegie.com

 

Intent and function of job descriptions

 

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

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

 

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


 

The Carnegie

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

Job Description

Position Title: Contracted Visual Arts Instructor

Department:  Education

 

Reporting Relationships

 

Position Reports To:  Education Director

Positions Supervised:  Volunteers

 

Position Purpose


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

 

Essential Functions and Basic Duties

 

1. Prepare for and teach agreed upon workshop hours

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

B. Perform any necessary prep tasks 

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

D. Co-Instruct classes 

E. Prepare for and implement final culminating experience

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

 

2. Develop engaging programming ending with a culminating experience

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

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

ii. Reinforce curriculum

iii. Provide varied materials and experiences

iv. Ensure open ended processes

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

C. Attend Orientation and Trainings with the Education Department

 

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

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

B. Keep records of projects and summaries 

C. Report anecdotes and take photographs

 

 

Qualifications

 

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

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

Updated background check required.

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

 

Skills/Abilities desired: Active and dynamic teacher

Excellent ability to engage and support children

Ability to organize, coordinate and direct multiple projects

Self-starter and willingness to be a team player

 

Hours: Contract work – hours vary

 

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

 

Please send to apaasch@thecarnegie.com

 

Intent and function of job descriptions

 

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

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

 

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


 

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

Digital Communications Manager — Posted 11/19/2014 - 10:00am
Reports To: Vice President of Communications

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 Digital Communications Manager effectively manages digital communication assets for the Cincinnati Symphony and Pops Orchestra and May Festival, including the organizations’ websites, mass emails, social media accounts, streaming, digital downloads and other online video and audio services. This individual is also responsible for creating online content (written copy, photography and video production) and graphic design. The CSO Communications Department works closely with staff across all the organization’s departments to ensure best-in-class communications throughout. The Digital Communications Manager reports to the Vice President of Communications.  


Job Responsibilities
:  Ensure the Orchestra has an industry-leading website

*  Inform and implement a web strategy for each season, as set by the Vice President of Communications.

*  Design and update the website as needed using the content management system.

*  Manage relationships with website vendors including hosts, ecommerce providers and outside designers/coders.

*  Maintain the site integration with ecommerce mechanisms, and update as necessary.

*  Integrate metrics and social media tools to be certain the website content is being fully utilized and leveraged. 

*  Leverage other communication assets (Fanfare Cincinnati program book magazine, Prelude Videos, Annual Report, recordings) on the website.

*  Create micro-sites for special projects.

*  Proactively work with departments across the organization to ensure the website is supporting their goals and furthering the CSO’s mission, vision and values.

 

Capture and share stories from throughout the organization through articles, interviews, photography and videography

*  Photograph many concerts and events in and around the community.

*  Capture and edit video in and around the community, observing union rules and regulations.

*  Conduct musician, guest artist, donor and audience interviews for digital content.

*  Ensure digital content is attractive and easily shared via social media.

 

Serve as Project Manager for mass email communications

*  Design attractive, user-friendly templates and assist other departments in the creation of mass emails.

*  Deploy emails based on a schedule determined by a cross-departmental working group.

 

Distribution of digital communication assets

*  Ensure content is being shared throughout the organization’s social media channels.

*  Share video content with available distribution channels including public video boards.

*  Assist with social media account management, including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

*  Help to ensure artistic leadership is well represented in the social media world.

Design graphics for digital assets including the website, mass emails, social media posts and online videos.

Assist the Vice President of Communications with strategic planning and budgeting. Work to control expenses and meet budget targets.

Serve on the project team for the Fanfare Cincinnati recording label, ensuring the Orchestra’s recordings are being properly leveraged locally, nationally and internationally.

Work toward increases in concert attendance and giving.

Regularly attend CSO and Pops concerts and events, fully assisting media partners, and serve as an advocate for the organization among key stakeholders.

Special projects as assigned by the Vice President of Communications.

Other duties as assigned.

Evening and weekend hours are required.

Qualifications

*  Expertise with web content management systems, including templating and installation (WordPress, Drupal).

*  A background in graphic design and knowledge of different platforms (Photoshop, Illustrator).

*  UI design expertise with a responsive framework is a must.

*  Experience with photography and photo editing, and the ability to carry camera and lighting equipment and shoot photos for long period of time.

*  Coding experience with HTML/HTML5/CSS/Javascript/PHP/MySQL.

*  Expertise in social media platforms.

*  Experience with videography, editing and other aspects of video production, and the ability to carry video camera and lighting equipment, as well as shoot video using a handheld camera.

*  Ability to both climb ladders and squat down while using camera equipment

*  Excellent writing, editing and proofreading skills.

*  Ability to organize and prioritize work under pressure and meet deadlines.

*  Knowledge of emerging communication technologies.

*  Experience working with a variety of personalities in team situations.

*  Background in or working knowledge of classical music preferred.

 

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 “Digital Communications Manager” in the subject line.

No third party applications will be accepted.


 

Cincinnati Enquirer

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

Job Description

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


 

Contemporary Arts Center

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

Job Description

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

 

Overview of Position:

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

 

The Development Assistant will perform the following duties:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

· Establish and maintain hard copy and electronic filing systems.

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

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

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

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

· Responsible for inner office CAC mail distribution.

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

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

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

 

Interpersonal Relations:

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

 

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

 

Job Requirements:

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

· Strong numerical and analytical skills.  

· Excellent  knowledge of Raiser’s Edge. 

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

· Meeting agreed upon deadlines is essential.

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

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

· Astute listening and conversing skills. 

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

· Ability to maintain confidentiality.

· Excellent personal and professional references.

· Available for occasional weekend/evening work.

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

 

The successful candidate will be:

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

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

· Discreet. 

· Curious and creative. 

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

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

 

Organizational Responsibilities

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

 

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

 

APPLICATION PROCESS:

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

 

Contemporary Arts Center

44 East 6th Street

Cincinnati, OH 45202

Attn: Human Resources

 

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

 

The Contemporary Arts Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


 

Enjoy the Arts

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

Job Description

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

Responsibilities:

 

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

 

Duties and Responsibilities

 

Member Relations (10 hours/week)

· Oversee customer service efforts and member communication

· Run renewal campaigns to drive retention

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

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

 

Membership Growth (10 hours/week)

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

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

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

 

Program Management & Operations (5 hours/week)

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

· Create and deliver weekly email of offers to ETA members 

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

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

Qualifications:

· Bachelor’s degree 

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

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

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

 

Additional Information:

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

 

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

 

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


 

Creativities

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

Job Description

Main Studio Creative Director

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

 

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

 

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

 

Contact: Christine Parker, Owner  

513.616.5307 christine@artsandcreativities.com 

 

Marketing & Social Media Manager  

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

 

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

 

Studio Operations Coordinator

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

 

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

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

 

Taft Museum of Art

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

Job Description

Description:

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

 

Requirements:

· A B.A. in Art History 

· Must be well organized and self-motivated

· Must be very detail oriented

· Ability to lift up to 30 lbs if needed

· Experience handling art objects or willingness to learn

· Familiarity with Microsoft Office

· Experience with some collections management software a plus

· Gallery or museum experience helpful 

· Certificate or degree in museum studies a plus

 

Hours and compensation:

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

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

 

The Taft Museum of Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

Application:  

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

 

Registrar and Collections Manager

Taft Museum of Art

316 Pike Street

Cincinnati, OH 45202

 

OR

 

registrar_collections@taftmuseum.org

 

No phone calls, please.


 

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

Youth Ensembles Coordinator (Part-Time) — Posted 11/04/2014 - 12:00pm

Job Description

Company Description:  The CSO is a dynamic ensemble of some of the world’s finest musicians. The CSO is the umbrella organization for the Cincinnati Symphony and Cincinnati Pops Orchestras, presenting more than 100+ concerts and events annually. A thriving organization with a growing support base of audiences and contributors, the CSO is the cornerstone of the Cincinnati arts community and an anchor cultural institution in Over-the-Rhine, with additional summer performances at Riverbend Music Center.

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

Position Summary: The Youth Ensembles Coordinator is a part-time position responsible for day-to-day operations of the CSO’s youth orchestras and programs focused on amateur music making. The Youth Ensembles Coordinator will plan and manage activities seeking to engage young musicians in youth orchestra experiences, including the supervision of all volunteers and the CSYO Graduate Assistant in delivering any aspect of the programs. The Youth Ensembles Coordinator reports to the Community Learning Manager and serves as a member of the Community Engagement and Learning (CE&L) team, supporting other members of the team as required.

 

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

 

Programmatic

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

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

 

Budget and Planning

· Monitor budgets for each program, and adjust plans as necessary.

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

 

Administrative

· Serve as the staff liaison to CSYO parents, students, and families. Plan and distribute weekly email updates to all members.

· Attend monthly Parent Advisory Board meetings for the CSYO & CSYO Concert Orchestra.

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

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

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

 

Perform concert duty

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

 

Other

· Perform other duties as assigned by the Community Learning Manager.

 

Job Requirements, Skills, Background

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

· Excellent oral and written communication skills

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

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

· Some evening and weekend work is expected

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

· Bachelor’s degree in music and/or education is preferred. Computer proficiency a must, including working with Microsoft Word/Excel and the internet; ability to learn and utilize new software applications; experience with Tessitura is a plus

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

 

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

 

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

 

Amanda Flick

Human Resources Manager

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

Music Hall

1241 Elm Street

Cincinnati, OH  45202

 

Or via email at:  hr@cincinnatisymphony.org

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

 

No third party applications will be accepted.


 

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 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 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.


 

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.


 

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