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Taft Museum of Art

Museum Shop and Visitor Services Associate

Posted:
Feb 12, 2016
Position: Museum Shop & Visitor Services Associate
Reports to: Manager, Museum Shop & Visitor Services.
Department:  Facility & Operations
Employment Type: Part-Time/Nonexempt
Hours: 12-15 hours/week, competitive hourly rate based on experience.  Must be able to work weekends and holidays.
Free parking, Museum membership. 
To Apply: Interested candidates may send brief email with resume to hr@taftmuseum.org. Please no phone calls, applications only accepted via email, we will review and provide feedback within 30 days. Submissions without retail, customer service and cash handling experience will not be reviewed.

POSITION OVERVIEW


The Museum Shop & Visitor Service Associate position requires an individual to wear many hats throughout the day at the museum.  Communication and a visitor centric approach is critical to all aspects of the position, from answering the phones, stocking shelves, handling sales transactions to helping visitors with questions.

 ROLES AND REPONSIBILITIES


· Possesses a professional demeanor in dealing with visitors, trustees, donors, and vendors on the phone and in person.  Relays accurate information about planned programs and events. 
· Fielding incoming calls for a 30 line museum phone system including routing calls and taking incoming questions and messages. 
· Initiate and complete sales transactions with visitors.  This includes suggestive selling and thanking each guest. 
· Effectively communicates to the guests, all rules and guidelines of the Museum. 
· Ensures the museum shop displays are maintained, stocked and orderly by cleaning, straightening, stocking and merchandising. 
· Additional responsibilities as assigned by Manager. 

BACKGROUND REQUIREMENTS

· Job Experience:  Demonstrated 2+ years retail and customer service experience. 
· Physical Demands:  Lifting, carrying and reaching stock shelves at least 5’ in height and up to 30lbs.; pushing or pulling more than 30lbs.; standing for 3 hours at a time.  Ability to use a step ladder to reach merchandise for customers.  
· Computer:  Must be computer capable, read computer screen and must be able to learn a POS system for sales transactions.

COMPETENCIES AND CAPABILITIES REQUIREMENTS

· Visitor Experience: Demonstrates the highest level of customer service to museum visitors, volunteers and patrons.  Must be cheerful, welcoming and give a wonderful impression.  
· Planning & Organizing: Strong organizational skills that reflect ability to prioritize and perform multiple tasks at the same time with excellent attention to detail.  Achieves goals in a fast paced environment. 
· Teamwork: Works cooperatively with supervision or as part of a team. Positive and high-energy team player.  
· Initiative: Demonstrated proactive approaches to problem-solving. 


The Taft Museum of Art is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to building an inclusive environment that welcomes and values diversity. This includes our staff, board of directors, volunteers and visitors. As an organization we recognize the importance of attracting and retaining talented people of different backgrounds. We understand how a diverse work team of staff, board of directors and volunteers benefits our organization by enabling us to draw upon a richness of resources. We want all our team members to feel appreciated for their uniqueness, so we work to foster an environment that provides everyone equal access to information and opportunities. This ensures that each person learns, grows, excels and maximizes his or her personal contributions. The Museum will thus be able to tap into a greater wealth of knowledge, perspectives, and experiences to develop and deliver programs and services to an increasingly diverse audience.

Cincinnati Art Museum

Catering Servers

Posted:
Feb 10, 2016
Position: Catering Servers

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

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

Cincinnati Art Museum

Corporate Relations Manager

Posted:
Feb 10, 2016
Position: Corporate Relations Manager- Development

The Cincinnati Art Museum has an opening for a full-time position of Corporate Relations Manager in the Development department.

Position Description: 
The Corporate Relations Manager plans and manages the Art Museum’s development efforts relating to corporate sponsorship/membership programs. The position manages corporate support for the Art Museum by maintaining existing corporate partners; attracting and cultivating new business relationships; handling prospect research; writing appeal letters/proposals to corporations; conducting solicitations; and serving as a primary contact to the Art Museum’s Corporate Committee.  

General Job Duties:

Plan and implement a comprehensive annual strategy to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward corporate supporter for opportunities that include, but are not limited to:
· Exhibition sponsorships
· Special event sponsorships
· Program related sponsorships
· Corporate memberships

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

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

Oversee the accuracy and timeliness of related timeliness of materials related to responsibilities and to the fulfillment of benefits.

Lead the identification, cultivation and solicitation of sponsorships for exhibitions and other Art Museum programs.

Handle special requests, suggestions and complaints made by corporate   partners.

Attend Development Events as needed. 

Other duties as assigned by the Director of Development.

Requirements:

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

If interested please submit an application including a cover letter, resume, references, and salary requirements to: Cincinnati Art Museum, Attn: Human Resources Department, 953 Eden Park Drive Cincinnati, OH 45202. Resumes may be emailed tohumanresources@cincyart.org.

Position is open until filled. No phone calls please.

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

Cincinnati Art Museum

Accounting Clerk FT

Posted:
Feb 10, 2016
The Cincinnati Art Museum has an immediate opening for the position of Accounting Clerk in the Finance and Accounting department. This is a full time staff position with an excellent benefit package.

Position Summary:
Working under the direction of the Chief Financial Officer, the position is primarily responsible for providing financial transactions & reporting within the Finance and Accounting Department. Other duties include, but are not limited to: handling petty cash; cash deposit and receipting; accounts payable bank statement reconciliation; accounts receivable postings and balancing; filing; and some administrative support.  

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
· Handling of cash receipts – admissions, shop, special events, photo services, education programs. Prepare deposit and credit card journal entry.

· Reconciliation of accounts receivable, accounts payable bank statements, credit cards, and flexible spending account bank statements.

· Management and tracking of catering sales, online and in-house gift shop sales, copier charges, gift shop inventory changes and preparation of monthly journal entries.

· Track and audit daily cash banks and petty cash, this requires extensive cash handing responsibilities.

· Perform filing and general administrative tasks.

· Other duties or projects as requested.

Requirements:
High School Diploma or GED required and at least three (3) years of experience in clerical accounting or a highly related field.  In addition, a good working knowledge of generally accepted accounting and bookkeeping principles and procedures is necessary. Proficiency in MS Excel is required. Advanced knowledge of MS Office Suite products and other accounting software is an advantage.

Ideal Requirements:
Ideal candidates will have a four-year college degree and three years of experience and/or training in the field; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Non-profit experience is a plus.

Key Competencies:
· Planning and organizing
· Attention to detail
· Problem-solving
· Teamwork
· Customer service orientation
· Communication skills

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

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

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

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company

Props Master & Assistant Stage Manager

Posted:
Feb 8, 2016
Position: Props Master & Assistant Stage Manager
Reports to: Production Stage Manager
Start date: 08.01.2016
Salary: $200/week plus housing

Job Description
The Props Master & Assistant Stage Manager is essential to the Production Department of the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, collaborating closely with directors, production staff, creative staff, and guest artists to ensure that props and stage operations are executed at the highest possible standard. The day-to-day schedule of this position is highly variable based on required shop/fabrication hours, rehearsal schedules, and performance schedules.

The Props Master & Assistant Stage Manager works an average of (6) days per week, Tuesday through Sunday. Extended hours and modified work weeks may be necessary due to technical rehearsal schedules and specific production needs. This position is time-demanding.

This position is ideal for a theatrical technician looking to grow or further develop their skill sets in both the Stage Management and Properties departments. An ideal candidate is self-driven, consistently moves with purpose, and is excited by new challenges. He or she is an integral part of the management team on every production, and their behavior should reflect this. The Properties Master & Assistant Stage Manager should be an example with regard to punctuality and professionalism. Flexibility is also important; each production is different and the responsibilities of this position may change on a day-to-day basis. Given the nature of CSC’s overlapping production schedule, an ideal candidate will never look forward to being done, but instead consistently look forward to whatever’s next. 

In the case of extreme emergency, the Props Master & Assistant Stage Manager is considered an understudy.

Required skills include:
· Ability to lift 50lbs repeatedly.
· Comfortable working on ladders of varying heights.
· Basic prop construction and artistry skills.
· Comfortable serving as the Prop Master for all CSC productions (mainstage and touring).
· Ability to track prop expenses against a show budget.
· 3+ years of experience as a Stage Manager or Assistant Stage Manager (inclusive of educational experience).
· Ability to run backstage during productions.
· Reliable mode of personal transportation.

Responsibilities include:
Production: Properties Department
- Attend designer run through of touring productions to ensure adequate prop integration and use. 
- Restore and maintain CSC prop storage (both in the theater, administrative areas, rehearsal room, and offsite storage)—should be clean, tidy, and functional at all times.
- Create props list for each production.
- Decide what items will be pulled from internal stock, purchased, rented externally, and built.
- Execute prop builds to highest possible standard.
- Ensure timely delivery of rehearsal props and show props into the production process.
- Consult with Scenic and Costume Designers to ensure that props aesthetically fit into the world of the production.
- Collaborate with internal staff regarding prop execution.
- Track prop expenses.
- Work with Stage Management, Directors, Designers, and Fight Choreographers to provide appropriate weapons as required for a given production.
- Responding to rehearsal reports in a timely manner, integrating rehearsal feedback into show properties execution.

Production: Stage Management Department
- Attend all rehearsals and run all performances of mainstage productions.
- Assist the Resident Stage Manager with responsibilities including, but not limited to the following:
- Being on book during rehearsals.
- Taking line notes.
- Assist in ensuring a smooth run of all performances.
- Assist in preparing the rehearsal room (cleaning, rehearsal furniture set-up, scenic element set-up, prop preset, etc.).
- To the best of his or her ability, maintain a positive attitude with everyone involved in the production process including directors, creative and production collaborators, cast members, and patrons.
- Anticipate rehearsal and performance needs, and address them to the best of his or her ability. 
- During run of show, assist across all departments with show run needs (quick changes, special effect prep, etc.).

Fiscal
- Submit expense reports and reimbursement requests to the Production Manager for production and shop purchases on a weekly basis.
- Be aware of prop budget statuses.
- Ensure shopping and design decisions are financially informed.

General
- Attend all production and design meetings.
- Adhere to company policies and regulations per the CSC Company Handbook.
- Participate in stage cleaning and preparation leading into technical rehearsals and build processes. 
- Restore work areas to a clean and tidy fashion on a regular basis.
- Collaborate with the creative and production staff to improve overall aesthetic product and production processes.
- Participate production postmortem surveys and meetings.
- Other duties as requested by the Resident Stage Manager.

Anticipated Time Distribution:
45% Production
· Serve as the Props Master for all CSC productions.
· Participate in all strike calls.
- Address Prop needs first, then transition into Scenic strike labor.
· Sourcing rentals.
· Pulling props from storage and coordinate borrows/rentals from other companies.
· Assist with theater changeovers as schedule allows.
45% Assistant Stage Manager
· Attend rehearsals, run performances.
· Duties as assigned by the Resident Stage Manager.
· Maintain a clean and safe backstage area.
- Fire extinguishers visible and unobstructed.
- Production equipment stored safely and securely at all times.
- Vacuuming backstage areas and sweeping/mopping stage regularly.
· Production maintenance throughout run of show as needed during pre-show checks.
10% Administrative/Fiscal
· Submitting weekly expense reports and reimbursement requests.
· Attending production and creative meetings.

Qualified candidates should submit their resumes, paperwork samples and other supporting materials to carolyn.fast@cincyshakes.com with the subject line “Prop/ASM Submission.” Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Constella Festival

Marketing Internship

Posted:
Feb 5, 2016
Position: Constella Festival Marketing Internship
Deadline to Apply: Until filled

Constella Festival seeks a driven, organized Festival Intern who possesses superior communication and organizational skills, starting February 2016. 
Constella is looking for someone who shares a passion for the arts and an excitement for the fast-paced, behind-the-scenes needs of a national, world-class music and arts organization. Interns will have the opportunity to cater their internship experience to their own career goals, including marketing/communications, development and festival production.

Responsibilities and Duties Include:


● Plan and coordinate production for 2016 Festival programs and special events
● Assist with 2016 Festival marketing
● Complete various administrative tasks as assigned
● Build your network while working with some of today’s brightest artistic stars

Qualifications Include:

● Administrative experience working for not-for-profit organizations, preferably in the arts field
● An interest in artistic administration for a festival
● Detail-oriented, organized with a demonstrated ability to multitask, prioritize and meet deadlines
● Strong oral and written communication and analytical skills
● Demonstrated ability to learn new technologies and solutions quickly

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

To Apply:

Send resume and cover letter including potential start date and weekly hours available. Please forward references. In subject line, please reference: Festival Internship.

Contact:


Sydney Slavin
production@constellafestival.org
513 549 7175

FotoFocus Cincinnati

Call for Artists: Xavier University Art Gallery Juried Exhibition

Posted:
Feb 5, 2016
FotoFocus Cincinnati 2016: Re-Imagine
Call For Artists: Xavier University Art Gallery Juried Exhibition


October 2016 in conjunction with FotoFocus Cincinnati and curator Kevin Moore’s theme “The Un-Document”

This exhibit intends to take local photographers into visual territories not yet explored, to re-examine images already taken, perhaps years ago, and ask the questions: would you take the same approach today? Have new equipment, experiences, technology or perhaps a more mature perspective led you down a different visual path? Re-Imagine the possibilities!

The band leader George Clinton said, “Free your mind and your ass will follow”. When we explore new ideas we free ourselves from past constrictions. We encourage you to look beyond your safety zone.
You are invited to submit two photographs, one older, one newer that convey our theme of Re-Imagine. Images must fit into frames no larger than 16x20. Selected work will be shown at Xavier University A.B.Cohen Gallery during FotoFocus Cincinnati 2016.

Please send jpeg files by April 15, 2016 to fotofocusreimagine@gmail.com for consideration. Please name your file as follows: artist’s last name, first initial and title of work, ie: GrierM_freeyourmind.jpeg. Please include a work document containing: artist’s full name, address, phone numbers, email address and titles of images.
Selections for the exhibition will be made by June 15, 2016. Unframed prints must be delivered by August 1, 2016.

We look forward to seeing your work!

Re-Imagine committee:
Helen Adams
Jymi Bolden
Melvin Grier
Samantha Grier
Ann Segal

Cincinnati Museum Center

Service and Sales Admission Specialist (Seasonal PT)

Posted:
Feb 5, 2016
Job: Service and Sales Admission Specialist (Seasonal PT)
 
The Service and Sales Admissions Specialist conducts the daily admissions operations for Consolidated Museums Group (Cincinnati Museum Center and National Underground Railroad Freedom Center).

The Specialist is responsible for providing superior hospitality and service, and providing a safe, friendly, clean environment. Additionally, the Specialist must work on a daily basis to deliver a seamless sales experience to our guests and Members while aggressively maximizing sales, driving incremental revenues and actively soliciting new Members.
 
Job Requirements:

Operate POS register system for ticket sales, group check-in, program sales and Member Pass transactions and fulfillment.
Provide orientation, guidance and assistance to guests, Members and groups with general information, pricing, programs/events, etc.; help them plan their day for an individualized, best experience possible.
Deliver world-class service experiences and assertive salesmanship techniques, and appropriately address guest and Member needs to increase guest satisfaction and drive sales opportunities.
Assist with execution of all guest and Member appreciation events, film screenings, exhibit previews, recognition activities, special offers, programs, Teacher previews, fundraising efforts and cross-promotions to provide special experiences that show our true appreciation for their continued support.
Maintain a safe, clean and efficiently operating work space, including offices, supply rooms, box office, queuing areas, scanning stations, group entry, and reception and hospitality areas.
Actively participate in initial and ongoing trainings for consistency and improvement in service delivery, salesmanship, hospitality, teambuilding and messaging to guests and Members with goals of delivering a world-class service experience and creating a culture of exceptional service.
Follow all loss prevention and cash handling policies and procedures, including completing transactions, making change, counting tills and securing cash and currency.
Other duties as assigned.
 
Qualifications:
High School diploma required; some college in business, hospitality, operations management, nonprofit management, museums studies or related education field is a plus
Previous experience (1-2 years) in area of admissions, sales, hospitality, customer service and/or large venue/attractions operations preferred; or a combination of related education and experience.
Previous cash handling experience and operational experience with a POS sales system strongly preferred
Computer literacy is a must; experience with a database, word processing and communications software is a plus. 
Excellent Guest Service skills including conflict-resolution and interfacing with diverse internal and external audiences; and an outgoing, friendly, approachable personality
Ability to follow direction, remain flexible, maintain composure and communicate effectively and professionally in fast-paced situations or during periods of change
Must be able to read and write departmental communications and other related documents.  [ADA requirement]
Must be reliable and able to report for assigned shifts on time
Ability to type 30-40 wpm, complete complex data entry processes  and count cash with speed, precision and accuracy [ADA requirement]

Additional  Information:
Position is seasonal part time ending May 1, 2016.  Requires flexible schedule to meet business demands, including evenings, weekends and holidays. Premium wages paid on most holidays. Must have reliable transportation.

You can be a part of creating meaningful experiences, inspiration and lasting memories!

Employee benefits include:

Free admission to museums
Free admission to OMNIMAX
Free admission to Special Exhibits
Free parking at Cincinnati Museum Center
Discounts at food and beverage locations
Discounts in gift shops
Discounts on tours, programs and events

Please apply online: http://www.cincymuseumgroup.org/

Cincinnati Museum Center

Helen Steiner Rice Archivist

Posted:
Feb 5, 2016
Job: Helen Steiner Rice Archivist
 
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.

Responsibilities:

Job Purpose
The Helen Steiner Rice Archivist maintains the Helen Steiner Rice Papers and the rights and usage associated with Helen Steiner Rice’s poems, processes manuscript collections and assists Archives Manager as needed.
 
Responsibilities
*Arranges and describes manuscript collections (60%)
*Manages copyrighted use of and royalty compliance related to Helen Steiner Rice collection and poems   (10%)
Assists in supervision of volunteer projects (10%)
Answers reference requests (10%)
Other duties as assigned (10%)
 
Qualifications:
Previous experience working in an archives and/or with historical manuscript collections
Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills
Computer skills - proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel
Detail-oriented
Excellent organizational skills
Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

Preferred Qualifications
MA in History, MLS or MLIS with emphasis in archival education
Knowledge of current trends and emerging technology in archives and libraries
Knowledge of Cincinnati history
Experience with the Cuadra Star system and with scanning procedures
Working Conditions:

Work takes place in a typical office environment as well as archival storage areas at Cincinnati Union Terminal and at the Geier Collections and Research Center.
 
Requires extended periods of computer and archival work while seated.
Must be able to lift 40 lb. boxes and climb ladders for retrieval of materials.

Please apply online at: http://www.cincymuseumgroup.org/

Beechmont Players, Inc.

THE WIZARD OF OZ Auditions

Posted:
Feb 3, 2016
Beechmont Players, Inc. announces AUDITIONS for THE WIZARD OF OZ
By L. Frank Baum
With Music and Lyrics
by Harold Arlen and E. Y. Harburg
Background Music by Herbert Stothart
Dance and Vocal Arrangements by Peter Howard
Orchestration by Larry Wilcox
Adapted by John Kane for the Royal Shakespeare Company
Based upon the Classic Motion Picture owned by
Turner Entertainment Co. and distributed in all media by
Warner Bros.

Directed by Laura Berkemeier
Produced by Tom Bergquist & Pam Kaesemeyer
Vocal Direction by tbd
Choreography by Katey Blood 

Audition sign-ups here: http://tinyurl.com/gkvl3vr

Sunday February 21, 2016 at 6:00 PM & Monday, February 22, 2016 at 6:30 PM
With possible call backs Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at 6:30 PM
at
Anderson Center Theater, 7850 Five Mile Road, Cincinnati, OH 45230

The cast will consist of approximately 14 actors and actresses, ages 18 and older.
Check our website, http://beechmontplayers.org/upcoming-auditions-the-wizard-of-oz/ for cast list & vocal ranges. 

The Wizard of Oz will be staged August 5 -13, 2016.

Actors interested in auditioning are required to fill out a pre-screen which can be found here: http://tinyurl.com/gkvl3vr. You will be contacted by the director with your specific audition time and requirements.

Be prepared to perform a musical number (accompanist provided; BYO sheet music), and for a dance audition (with dance shoes and clothes to move in). Also be prepared for cold readings from the script.

Bring known conflicts for the period May – August 13, 2016.

Questions? Contact the director at laura.berkemeier@gmail.com

City of Cincinnati

Cincinnati Poet Laureate

Posted:
Feb 3, 2016
Cincinnati Poet Laureate

Description
Given that the City of Cincinnati has one of the most illustrious records of any other United States city with regard to the arts and support for the arts, it is consistent with that strong support to extend into the creative, literary corners of the art world and have an official Cincinnati Poet Laureate.

The position will be held by someone whose poetry speaks to the city. Appointed by the Mayor with recommendation from an Advisory Committee, the Cincinnati Poet Laureate will serve a two-year term, promoting poetry appreciation, encouraging the reading and writing of poetry throughout the city as well as composing and reading poems for special events and occasions.

The position provides a modest honorarium.

Expectation
In collaboration with the Advisory Committee, the Cincinnati Poet Laureate will develop a plan for his or her term. He or she is responsible for executing the approved plan, and reporting to the Advisory Committee, regularly. 

The City reserves the right to record, publish and display works produced by the Poet Laureate in his or her official capacity during his or her term. There is no other imposed restriction except attribution when presented. The applicant agrees that he or she will not pursue any legal action against the Advisory Committee, the City, its agents or employees.

Requirements

To be considered eligible for the Poet Laureate position, applicants must live in the City of Cincinnati and be at least 18 years of age. The poet should demonstrate a commitment to poetry, a willingness to engage the community in discourse about poetry and to present his or her work to the public. The poet should be willing to allow selected poems to be published on the city website.

Selection Schedule

· Call for Applicants posted on February 1, 2016
· The application deadline is February 26, 2016
· Review of Applications by Advisory Committee during the week of February 29, 2016
· Selected Applicant notified by March 7, 2016
· Poet Laureate Announced on March 11 at the Neighborhood Summit Kick-off Dinner.
The selected poet is encouraged to prepare a poem for the occasion.
· Poet Laureate Appointed by City Council March 16, 2016
Application Guidelines
Please submit the following materials as .doc, .docx, or pdf files to poetlaureate@cincinnati-oh.gov by Feb. 26, 2016:
1. Your curriculum vitae or resume
2. A vision statement of no more than one page—describing the role a Poet Laureate should play in the community. If you were appointed as the Poet Laureate, how would you execute your vision?
3. A sample of your work, including either three to five pages of poetry or a link to audio or video recordings of your work being performed.
If you have any questions, please contact Elese Daniel at elese.daniel@cincinnati-oh.gov or 513-352-4611.
Background
Previously, Cincinnati had an official poet of the city. In January 2015, Vice Mayor David Mann intended to revive the position with a motion, signed by four other members of council, which requested that the city create the position of Cincinnati Poet Laureate. Now, the city will join the ranks of numerous other cities recognizing and promoting the multifaceted impact poetry can have on a community.

Advisory Committee
Dr. Norman Finkelstein, Professor of English at the Xavier University
John Drury, Professor of English and Creative Writing at the University of Cincinnati
Geoffrey Woolf, Chair of English and Literature at Cincinnati State
Jessica Baker, Constituent Affairs Liaison to Mayor John Cranley
Elese Daniel, Community Liaison to Vice Mayor David Mann
Rebecca Bromels, ArtsWave Senior Director of Communications and Engagement
Frank Wood, City of Cincinnati Commissioner of Fun

The Arts Alliance

Call to Artists

Posted:
Feb 1, 2016
The Arts Alliance Calls to Artists for the 11th annual FallFair Arts Festival, to be held on Saturday, September 17, 2016 at Cottell Park, 5847 Irwin Simpson Rd., Deerfield Township, OH from 11:00am - 5:00pm.

The FallFair Arts Festival is features over 80 - 100 local and regional fine arts and crafts artisans, held outside. It is a juried and judged event. Applications accompanied by four jury images and a $25.00 application fee is due by April 18, 2016.

For more information and application, please visit www.the-arts-alliance.org. Feel free to contact The Arts Alliance at 513-309-8585.

Behringer-Crawford Museum

Coordinator of Exhibits

Posted:
Jan 29, 2016
Position: Coordinator of Exhibits  

Posted: January 29, 2016
Employment Type: New full time position
Reports To: Executive Director
Deadline to Apply: February 15, 2016  

Position Purpose  
The Coordinator of Exhibits is dedicated to actively engaging our community through producing and interpreting the fascinating individual stories and artifacts that define our region’s cultural history.  The Coordinator produces temporary, rotating or permanent displays that act as a catalyst to begin conversations that relate the past to current trends, and build connections and pride within our community. The ideal candidate will positively and creatively contribute harmoniously within a team.

Responsibilities
· Represent BCM with professionalism and poise. 
· Cultivate and maintain positive relationships with regional museums, organizations and others for successful collaborative efforts.
· Produce, maintain and update exhibitions using best practices and that are ADA compliant to support BCM’s mission, with the main focus on regional and local history and culture.
· Assure active visitor engagement and ensure each experience is welcoming, fun and meaningful, allowing a personal connection to be made to BCM. 
· Continually assess and evaluate all exhibits with visitor input.
· Maintain the design consistency of all exhibits.
· Ensure that all items displayed are properly interpreted.
· Maintain and keep all permanent and temporary exhibits functioning daily.  
· Work with the Education department to provide entertaining and educational experiences for all visitors with an emphasis to tie into education curriculum.
· Produce materials used in exhibitions and interpretive education programs, including the preparation of artifact mounts.  
· Build fascinating exhibits to increase attendance thereby increasing the museum’s financial strength to ensure sustainability, continued support of operations and the finest history and cultural programming in the community. 
· Submit annual exhibit budget request to the Executive Director.
· Assist and write grants to support exhibits.
· Operate within the established exhibits and arrange for the purchase of supplies and equipment as established in the exhibits budget. 
· Coordinate and participate in the setup, fabrication and space preparation related to installation and de-installation of exhibits.
· Work closely with curatorial staff concerning the care and mounting of artifacts in both exhibits and storage. Possess working knowledge of accepted museum quality mounting techniques and materials. 
· Manage and/or coordinate the cleaning, repair and maintenance of all exhibits. Ensure that all galleries are safe, clean, and in good working order. 
· Coordinate with BCM staff on exhibition set-up, artifact rotation, maintenance, gallery signage and graphics.  
· Work in collaboration with other departments to plan and coordinate all activities, including, but not limited to: rentals, programs, fundraising events, special events, exhibit openings and membership events. 
· Assist special events staff and other departments in the areas of facilities set-up, repairs, moving and storage. 
· Create reports and other documentation for committees, Board, grants, etc. 
· Serve on and/or chair the Exhibits Committee
· Provide positive customer service experiences. 
· Keep a clean and tidy office area.  
· Other duties as assigned. 

Qualifications
Required:
· Education: Bachelors Degree, Masters preferred, in History, Public History, Museum Studies, Design, or relevant subject.
· A minimum of 3 years experience working with exhibit, museums or other arts/culture production-related organizations for exhibit research, design, installation and visitor engagement. 
· Knowledge and experience in current exhibits best practices
· Experience in handling, escorting, security and caring for art, artifacts and other valuable items. 
· Knowledge of various types of cleaning agents and their particular applications to exhibit component surfaces. Includes vacuuming, dusting, replacing light units, general repair, and policing of exhibit areas. 
· Strong communication skills, attention to detail and customer service commitment. 
· Ability to manage time and organize tasks efficiently.  
· Ability to work with minimal supervision and willing to take direction and learn new skills.
· A positive attitude, flexible approach and commitment to achieving BCM’s goals.
· Excellent computer skills, including but not limited to: cloud computing (e.g., Dropbox, i Cloud, etc), Adobe creative suite, word processing, database management, i Work and Microsoft office suite, social media, etc. on Macintosh computers.  
· Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends. 
· Ability to lift up to 40 pounds.

Preferred:
· Experience with audio/visual equipment including digital audio and video machines, digital projectors, digital cameras, video/DVD & audio editing. 
· Participation with professional groups (historical/cultural and/or museum associations.

Apply
 
BCM is an ADA and accessible organization and an EEOC employer. Interviews will continue until position is filled. Job descriptions are not intended as and do not create employment contracts. BCM maintains its status as an at-will employer. 

Please send by email only a cover letter, resume and examples of past experience including writing samples, photos of designs and exhibits, and salary request to Laurie Risch, Executive Director at Laurie.Risch@me.com.    

Please title your letter and additional materials sent using your last name and name of file. Example: Smith A. Resume; Smith A. Cover Letter; Smith A. Exhibit Portfolio. Entire submission should be smaller than 5 MB. No phone calls or paper applications please.

Salary: BCM attempts to follow as closely as possible AAM and GuideStar salary standards for museums of our size and stature given our budgetary constraints.

About Behringer-Crawford Museum

Incredible artistry. Colorful personalities. Engaging music. Northern KY’s arts, culture and history live at BCM. From the ridiculous (BCM’s infamous two-headed calf) to the sublime (our fascinating collections), this family-friendly museum celebrates the unique arts, heritage and culture of Northern Kentucky as part of the Ohio Valley. Opened in 1950, BCM has transformed into a regional cultural center, linking the 235,000-item collection of objects, artifacts, documents, photographs, textiles and paintings with music, dance, theater readings, lectures and exhibits for art, cultural and historical context and active community engagement. 

In consonance with our mission, "The regional history of Northern Kentucky as part of the Ohio Valley must be preserved for the benefit of present and future generations. Therefore, the Behringer-Crawford Museum is a center for the collection, presentation, study and enjoyment of our natural, cultural, and visual and performing arts heritage", BCM serves not only as a repository but as a community gathering place while the current history of the region takes shape.  

Behringer-Crawford Museum
1600 Montague Rd., Devou Park, Covington, KY 41011
 www.bcmuseum.org

Behringer-Crawford Museum is supported in part by our members; the City of Covington, Kenton County Fiscal Court, ArtsWave, Kentucky Arts Council and The Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr. US Bank Foundation.       

Plaza Artist Materials and Picture Framing

Retail Sales Associate

Posted:
Jan 27, 2016
POSITION: Retail Sales Associate

Plaza Artist Materials & Picture Framing is accepting applications for a highly motivated part time, possibly full time, Retail Sales Associate. A working knowledge of Artist Materials is a must! Successful candidates should possess the desire to work in a high paced environment with a concentration in helping us grow our business!

JOB PURPOSE: Responsible for opening and closing a store, providing excellent customer service in selling art materials and designing custom framing; receiving and stocking, merchandising and store maintenance. 

RESPONSIBILITIES


1. Accountable for opening and closing the store following procedures documented in the company procedure manual. 
2. Responsible for monitoring the execution of daily tasks and planned assignments when management is not in attendance. 
3. Support inventory management by printing inventory reports, shelf labeling and inventory counts. 
4. Facilitate special orders and store transfers of requested items from other store locations. 
5. Awareness of special sales and promotions and impart that information to the customer. 
6. Receive cash, credit or debit charges and check payments from customers for purchasing merchandise. 
7. Handle returns and exchanges of store merchandise. 
8. Create invoices for store charges. 
9. Responsible for keeping assigned work areas neat and stocked daily. 
10. Receive shipped merchandise by matching receiving work sheets with shipped product. 
11. Assist customers with frame design and completed framed art pickups. 
12. Maintain a professional demeanor when relating to superiors, coworkers and customers. 
13. Comply with company policy and procedures. 

SKILLS/COMPETENCIES
:

1. Possess interpersonal skills crucial for relating to customers, coworkers and management. 
2. Must have excellent written and communication skills. 
3. Demonstrate the ability to execute a predetermined plan with confidence, cooperation and flexibility. 
4. Must be able to multi-task, is self-directed and detail-oriented. 
5. Demonstrate trustworthiness and good judgment. 
6. Possess stamina. 
7. Must be computer literate and possess basic arithmetic skills. 

We offer a competitive wage with benefits as well as generous employee discounts. We’re looking for an associate who understands the meaning of customer service and how it applies in an artistic Kenwood environment. If you are that person, email your resume to lwick@plazaart.com or fax to 
(513) 287-6193. You can also visit our website at http://www.plazaart.com/index.php?page=6741.

Know Theatre of Cincinnati

Internship Opportunity

Posted:
Jan 27, 2016
Organization name: Know Theatre of Cincinnati
Organization's web site: www.knowtheatre.com
Organization's mailing address: 1120 Jackson Street
Organization's city: Cincinnati
Organization's zip code: 45202
Internship supervisor's name: Tamara Winters
Internship supervisor's title: Associate Artistic Director
Internship supervisor's phone: 513-300-5669
Internship supervisor's email address: twinters@knowtheatre.com

Organization description:
Know Theatre of Cincinnati, now in its 18th season, is Cincinnati's Theatrical Playground. The Know showcases unexpected voices, new works, and plays that embrace the inherent theatricality of the live experience. Know Theatre seeks to be a place where artists and audiences feel welcome to take artistic risks, creating work that is cutting edge and accessible. 

Know Theatre has made a commitment to making live theatre accessible to all. First, we maintain the cheapest ticket prices in town for professional theatre--just $20 for most shows. And beginning in 2014, we also now offer The Welcome Experiment, a program providing FREE Wednesday performances of all MainStage shows to anyone who wants to experience our work. 

Know Theatre more than 18,000 annually, and we are committed to fostering Cincinnati's hunger for adventurous creativity, artistic community, and a thriving local arts scene.

Internship responsibilities:
An intern at Know Theatre gets a glimpse of all the working parts that go into making live theatre, with a particular emphasis on marketing and development activities.
The Intern can expect:
-- To assist with communications, including social media, press releases/media outreach, email marketing, and patron services
-- To assist with fundraising, including donor database management, donor communications, the basics of crafting fundraising messaging, basic grants research, and basic grantwriting
-- To assist with productions as needed, including box office support, house management, and general duties associated with live theatre production as needed.
-- The intern MUST be available to assist with the Cincinnati Fringe Festival (May 31 – June 11), including the two weeks leading up to the Festival. Fringe Festival duties include but are not limited to box office, volunteer management, and marketing support.

Required skills/training
:
A well-qualified candidate should have a working knowledge of Microsoft Office products, be comfortable interfacing with customers in a professional and upbeat manner, and be comfortable operating in a fast-paced environment. The ideal candidate has an appreciation for live theatre, and will be open to learning new skills sets on the job. Bonus qualifications include familiarity with basic graphic design and/or web design, and experience with Adobe Creative Suite or similar products. All candidates must have the ability to work some evening hours, especially during the Fringe Festival (May 31 – June 11).

Internship timing:
Spring Semester: February (start date flexible) through June 13
Hours required: 10 – 15 hours per week. Timing flexible.
Compensation: $10.00/hour

Fitton Center for the Arts

StreetSpark Call to Artists

Posted:
Jan 27, 2016
StreetSpark officially announces its 2016 Call to Artists for mural designs!

Submission deadline is Friday, February 19 at 5:00pm. Please visit www.fittoncenter.org/streetspark]www.fittoncenter.org/streetspark to view requirements and application. Three designs will be selected; $500 award for each design.

Formed through a partnership between the City of Hamilton and the Fitton Center for Creative Arts, StreetSpark is a new program founded to further the arts identity in the city through exciting public art projects. This program creates arts engagement by producing high-quality art, building opportunities for local artists and enhancing the visual appeal of the city. With the goal of fueling Hamilton with art, StreetSpark will bring visible murals and artwork into our community. Through this program we will energize our streetscape, create awareness of the arts, and spark new development throughout Hamilton.

MamLuft&Co Dance

Education and Outreach Director

Posted:
Jan 27, 2016
MAMLUFT&CO. DANCE JOB POSTING: EDUCATION AND OUTREACH DIRECTOR
Posted January 27, 2016

Position: Education and Outreach Director
Reports to: Artistic and Executive Director
Hours: Part-Time; flexible arrangements available
FLSA Status: Salaried, exempt

Position Overview:
MamLuft&Co. Dance seeks a motivated, skilled, experienced, and highly productive person to serve as the small, non-profit organization’s first Education and Outreach Director. The Education and Outreach Director will be responsible for: 
· raising and earning funds to make her/his position self-sustaining, 
· strengthening the organization’s current education and outreach programs, and 
· expanding and developing new programs for purposes that include increasing reach to underserved populations.

Education: Minimum Bachelors degree, preferably in Dance or Education, although other degrees accepted.

Duties
· Take an active, hands-on role in nearly all MamLuft&Co. Dance education and outreach needs, as an administrator, manager, and teacher.
· Collaborate with Artistic/Executive Director, the Board of Trustees, teachers, schools, parents, and other organizations.
· Create and provide outreach opportunities that reduce barriers to dance.
· Increase earned and contributed revenue (e.g., grant awards, fundraising, and fee-based programs) to make this position and the programs self-sustaining, as well as to support the organization as a whole.
· Plan and execute marketing and PR to recruit new students and raise awareness of programs. 

Desired Traits

· Able to work quickly, efficiently, and accurately under pressure. Visionary, but realistic. Adapts easily. Manages time extremely well. Able to take ownership of numerous and simultaneous projects from conception to completion. Does not require constant supervision.
· Must be passionate about educating children (and adults) in the arts and value the role of arts education in the sustainability of the arts sector.
· Must be driven to reduce barriers to dance to make dance less elitist and more accessible.
· Must have strong appreciation (and preferably, knowledge) of progressive Modern Dance, as well as all dance forms taught by ML&Co. (which includes contact improvisation, ballet, tap, jazz).
· Sets goals, makes plans, works within budget while getting results. Strong attention to detail, but sees “the big picture.” Highly organized, communicative, productive, focused, reliable, and motivated, even when working independently. 
· Works well with others; is patient; does not take feedback personally; excellent communicator in written and verbal forms; very responsive and timely. Works within needs of organization. Works well under directorship.

Skills and Experience
· General: At least 2 years experience (4-5 preferred) in dance/arts education or arts administration.
· Preferred (but not required) dance experience: Has worked directly with children. Can teach at least 1 form of dance technique, preferably modern and creative movement. Has dance knowledge and classroom experience to spearhead curriculum development and teacher training/development.
· Finances: Experience in writing successful grant proposals and has some experience in fundraising, donor-relations, or customer service. Experience in creating and adhering to both small and large project budgets.
· Managerial: Experience in training and managing others.
· Public relations: PR and marketing skills/experience. Excellent customer service skills in person, on the phone, and in written communications. Experience in working with people from other backgrounds (and able to communicate effectively and kindly). Experience in working with public schools and parents. Ability to use or learn Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign is a plus.
· Other technical skills: General technical proficiency and ability to learn software quickly and independently. Creates tools to make his/her own work efficient. Note: will be trained/working in Mac operating system, MS Word and Excel, FileMaker Pro, Google Apps (Voice, Drive, Email), Dropbox, PayPal, Wordpress, Woocommerce. 

How to Apply:
Send CV, cover letter (addressing above requirements), and, if desired, any work samples (such as writing or planning tools) to Jeanne Mam-Luft atjeanne@mamluftcodance.org. No phone calls, please. 

*NOTE: This posting is not an all-inclusive job description and is in no way intended to specify all duties, assignments, or tasks required for this position.

(This posting and any updates can also be found at MLCo.org/jobs.)

Cincinnati Museum Center

Coordinator of Digital Engagement

Posted:
Jan 27, 2016
POSITION: Coordinator of Digital Engagement
 
RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Coordinator of Digital Engagement manages Cincinnati Museum Center’s web, mobile web, e-communications and online advertising strategy. The position reports to the Director of Marketing and Communications, and works collaboratively with other departmental and organizational staff, including the leadership and volunteer staff.
RESPONSIBILITIES:
 
An asterisk (*) indicates that the job duty and responsibility is to be considered an essential function of the job as defined in the Americans with Disabilities Act.
 
Primary (75%)
·         Develop, edit and publish content for a range of digital communications channels.* (35%)
·         Serve as website administrator, performing ongoing updates.*
·         Create new content through a Drupal 7.x content management system.*
·         Optimize all websites to maximize reach.*
·         Track metrics for website and use to optimize website and SEO.
·         Manage all e-communications efforts. *(25%)
·         Manage extensive email database.*
·         Compile content for monthly e-newsletters.*
·         Provide reporting to internal departments.*
·         Manage Google Grant and Ad Words account (15%)
·         Create campaigns around all primary revenue-generating activities, as well as other key programs—with strategic goals in mind.*
 
 
Secondary (25%)
·         Track metrics for Google Ad Words and online advertising campaigns and optimize based upon analysis. (10%)
·         Assist in management of projects to advance CMC’s Digital Engagement reach, including but not limited to CMC’s blog. * (10%)
·         Manage text message marketing and strategy.*(5%)
 
QUALIFICATIONS:
·         Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent in arts administration, English, marketing, 
 communications, public relations, or some other related field.
·         Experience with content management systems (e.g. Drupal, WordPress, etc.) is strongly preferred.
·         Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and HTML is required.
·         Additional experience with online email platforms and Adobe Creative Suite products is a plus.
·         Ability to work effectively without close supervision.
·         An upbeat attitude and a collaborative personality are essential.
·         Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and peers as well as external partners at the individual and organizational level.
·         Excellent written, interpersonal, and verbal communication skills.
·         Demonstrated ability to prioritize and manage multiple complex tasks interfacing with multiple personnel; a high degree of personal organization; ability to complete multiple projects punctually and under pressure.
·         Photography skills are a plus.
·         Photoshop skills are a plus.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Position is full time in a normal office environment. Ability to sit throughout the course of a business day is required. Occasional evening and weekend hours required.
Please apply online at http://www.cincymuseumgroup.org/.

ArtWorks

Teaching Staff

Posted:
Jan 20, 2016
2016 Summer Job Openings for Creative Professionals
 
Deadline: Friday, February 26, 2016

ArtWorks hires emerging and professional artists and art educators to work as Teaching Staff on a range of visual arts projects during its Summer and After-School Programs. Teaching Staff are employed to mentor and manage dedicated groups of 14-21 year-old youth Apprentices to produce public art projects.

We are looking for talent in the following categories:
Visual Arts  –  Photography  –  Art Therapy  –  Sewing  – Graphic Design  –  Product Design – Creative Enterprise

-A typical project can range from 4 – 9 weeks staring in June.
-A typical work week is Monday through Friday 8:30 – 3:30 p.m.
-There are 30 – 40 positions available.
-Project descriptions will be available on our website soon.
-Professional Artists are hired as contract workers and will be paid a set stipend.

Timeline: Mid March – Teaching Staff Interviews; April – Teaching Staff notified of acceptance; Mid-May – Teaching Staff orientations and planning; June 13 – Apprentice projects begin

All applicants are encouraged to volunteer for one of the Apprentice Interview dates Saturday, March 12 or Sunday, March 13, 2016 at the Contemporary Arts Center. Each project will have a Project Manager and at least one support staff of Teaching Assistant(s) that are responsible for leading the Youth Apprentices.

Apply to be a Project Manager
A Project Manager takes responsibility for the success of the project’s structure, process, budget and outcomes. A Project Manager most often leads the design of the final project, working collaboratively with community members and clients. This position is supported by ArtWorks Program Staff and additional teaching staff. The Project Manager reports to ArtWorks Program Staff.

Time Commitment: Pre-Program
: planning and design meetings with ArtWorks Program Staff and partner community/organization, orientations, planning meeting with teaching staff, First Aid training, Project Manager workshop, preparing weekly schedule and material and supply budget for project.

During Program
: approximately 35 hours/week, daily planning, procuring materials and supplies, regular meetings after Apprentice workday: with Teaching Staff and with ArtWorks Program Staff. Project Managers are required to work as long as necessary to bring the project to successful completion with a high-quality result.

Qualifications: BFA; graduate degree or commensurate experience in the arts and education

Stipends start at $3,500 for a 4-week project and go up based on length of project and experience.

Apply: In addition to one of the online forms at the top of this page, prospective Project Managers must upload:

-a typed resume
-digital copies of at least five work samples in pdf or jpg format of at least 150dpi. Or, you may provided a link to work samples on your website.
-two letters of recommendation or a list of three references. Please include complete contact information for each reference, including name, phone number and e-mail address.Take care to select individuals who know your work performance well.

Apply to be a Teaching Assistant
A Teaching Assistant works in a close supportive role with the Project Manager and helps guide the group towards completion of the project. Additionally, a Teaching Assistant offers expertise and/or skill in a specific area of the project. Teaching Assistants often take on management of small groups and sometimes large group management.

Time Commitment: Pre-Program: orientation and planning meeting with teaching team. During Program: approximately 35 hours/week, including weekly team meetings and adequate time for preparation and clean-up.

Qualifications
: BFA preferred; some graduate work and teaching experience also preferred. Previous leadership experience is a must.

Stipends start at $1,800 for a 4-week project and go up based on length of project and experience.

Apply: In addition to the online portion of this application, prospective Teaching Assistants must upload:

-a typed resume
-digital copies of five work samples in pdf or jpg format of at least 150dpi. (Only send 5MB per email. Multiple emails acceptable) Or, you may provide a link to work samples on your website.
-two letters of recommendation or a list of three references. Please include complete contact information for each reference, including name, phone number and e-mail address.Take care to select individuals who know your work performance well.

Questions: Please contact Talent Manager, Colleen O’Connor at 513-333-3609 or coconnor@ArtWorksCincinnati.org. 

Complete application materials and information available here

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

ArtWorks

Youth Apprentice Artists

Posted:
Jan 20, 2016
ArtWorks is hiring emerging visual artists ages 14-21 for summer jobs as Apprentice Artists.

We are looking for talent in the following categories:
Painting – Drawing – Photography – Art Therapy – Sewing – Graphic Design – Creative Enterprise

Why It Rocks
As an ArtWorks youth Apprentice, you get to:
-Work with and learn from the most amazing local professional artists and art educators
-Meet + Collaborate with professional and teen artists to create multitudes of work that will transform our region
-Gain professional skills like public speaking, time management, teamwork, problem solving and leadership
-Build your resume and portfolio
-Get to do what you love while building a network of support
 
Who We’re Looking For
As an ArtWorks youth Apprentice, you’ll need:
-To be at least 14 years of age (if you’re over 21, head to our Teaching Staff application)
-Have a love of art and a portfolio to back it up
-Enjoy the sunshine and fresh air (a majority of our projects spend a lot of time outside)
-Be open to making new friends from all diverse and different backgrounds
-Want to challenge yourself and build new skills
-Love Cincinnati (we do and we hope you do too)
-Want to have an awesome summer job while getting to make ART!
-Want to get paid, but have the documentation to get hired (a picture ID, social security card and/or birth certificate are a must).

What We Ask
As an ArtWorks Apprentice, you’ll need to be able to commit to the following:
-To start work June 13th for 4-8 weeks depending on the project you’re assigned
-To be an early riser and work Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.
-Have a way to get to work each day, whether by bus, car or walking
-To be one of 200 awesome Apprentices
-To attend an interview at the Contemporary Arts Center 609 Walnut Street, March 12 or 13, 2016.
 
Additional information
:
-All of our Apprentices make at least $8.10/hour (minimum wage)
-Summer 2016 project descriptions are available on the website (please note all projects are subject to change)
-Most projects will last 4-8 weeks starting on or around June 13th, 2016
-If hired, mandatory orientation will be June 13th, 2016
-All applicants will be notified by early May if they have been hired. Please, no phone calls.
 
How to Apply:
Are you ready to have an awesome summer job, creating your future and transforming our city? 

Find complete instructions and all required forms here

Market Enguinity

Public Radio Account Executive

Posted:
Jan 20, 2016
Position: PUBLIC RADIO ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE 

To Apply: We require ONE upload containing: (1) a letter explaining your interest and how your skills are aligned to this position and (2) your resume. This is YOUR opportunity TO SELL us on being a strong candidate for this position! Apply Now - We will be conducting interviews starting January 25th!

Market Enginuity is seeking a motivated, creative, strategic, solution-oriented seller who can create marketing solutions across multiple media platforms for clients while reaching and exceeding goals. This position is on our sales team at Cincinnati Public Radio in Cincinnati, Ohio. Cincinnati Public Radio WVXU 91.7 / WMUB 88.5 connects Greater Cincinnati to a world of ideas with award-winning local reporting and national news, talk and entertainment from highly regarded public media producers such as NPR®. With music for the heart, mind and spirit, WGUC 90.9 makes classical music accessible and serves as a guide for local arts and culture. 

Make Your Mark:
You will be expected to grow revenue through the sale of radio sponsorship messages, digital media and events. By utilizing a consultative sales approach you will make cold-calls to decision makers at local businesses, meet with them to understand their marketing needs and develop proposals that offer marketing solutions to help them grow their businesses. This is a full cycle sales position in that you will prospect, conduct needs assessments, create and present proposals, close the deal, write copy and service the account. 

The Ideal Candidate Has:
· Media sales experience. 3+ years is highly preferred. 
· An entrepreneurial spirit. 
· The ability to identify decision makers at existing and new clients and ability to build rapport using relevant tools and resources. 
· Thoughtful and persuasive verbal and written communications skills including the ability to create credible and professional visual presentations and proposals. 
· Market research skills and the knowledge base to properly utilize market data to sell the product. 
· New business development skills that lead to renewable business and long term relationships. 
· Time and resource management skills with keen ability to prioritize effectively and execute sales plan 
· A collaborative personality. Thoughtful team member with commitment to follow through on company sales initiatives and contests while bringing a positive attitude to the workplace.
· The ability to think strategically to achieve station, client and personal goals. 
· 4 year college degree with emphasis in media, marketing, business or related field preferred. 
 
Market Enginuity Offers
:
· Compensation Package: Uncapped income potential, market competitive and focused on growth
· Targeted sales training and dedicated management support 
· Team of smart, creative and collaborative people 
· Core values that include a commitment to the success of all stakeholders, a healthy work-life balance and mutual trust, dignity and respect 
· Competitive Benefits Package: Medical, dental, vision, flexible spending accounts, disability and life plans; Retirement Savings: 401(k) plan; Generous Personal Time Off (PTO) policy and Holiday Schedule 

To learn more about Market Enginuity please visit www.marketenginuity.com.

Market Enginuity is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V.

The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati

Associate Stage Manager [Twelve Month Contract]

Posted:
Jan 20, 2016
Position: Associate Stage Manager [Twelve Month Contract]

Position Overview:
The Associate Stage Manager will assist the organization in fulfilling its mission of educating, entertaining and engaging audiences of all ages through professional theatrical productions and arts education programming.

The Associate Stage Manager coordinates rehearsal and performance needs for TCT’s Studio Theater and TCT on Tour Productions at the Red Bank Road facility, along with The Production Stage Manager. The Associate Stage Manager will also act as an Assistant Stage Manager for MainStage Productions when scheduling allows.

The Associate Stage Manager of The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati reports directly to the  Production Manager, working in tandem with The Production Stage Manager, Technical Director, and the Associate Artistic Director. 

Minimum Qualifications:
Ability to read written music 
Broad understanding of all aspects of technical theatre
Experience working with Labor Union Crews, children, and volunteers
Ability to oversee schedules for technical departments and performers
Knowledge of Microsoft Office
Ability to work with people from a wide variety of backgrounds

Education Level:
Bachelor’s degree in Theater Arts or related field, or equivalent work experience in Theatre Production.

Main Responsibilities:
The Associate Stage Manager’s duties include but are not limited to:

TCT | MainStage 
· Assist in managing schedules for technical department and casts along with Production Manager and Production Stage Manager
· Assist Production Stage Manager with duties related to MainStage Productions when Studio Theater and TCT on Tour Red Bank show scheduling allows. This would include:
· Attending all available meetings, rehearsals, and performances for the MainStage production for which they are involved
· Assist in set up of Red Bank Rd. and Taft Theatre rehearsals and performances.
· Assist in paperwork generally associated with Stage Management including crew running paperwork and prompt book creation.
· Assist in performer choreography and blocking record-keeping
· Assist with coordination of MainStage season auditions

TCT | Studio Theater 

· Along with Production and Artistic teams, create schedules for technical department and casts 
· General Stage Management Duties required by the production including set up of the rehearsal and performance space and creating, maintaining, and distributing all paperwork including a prompt book containing blocking and production cues.
· Attend all meetings, rehearsals, and performances for the Studio Theater.
· Assist in performer choreography and blocking record-keeping during staging rehearsals as well as play pre-recorded music cues.
· Along with Production and Artistic teams, coordinate and attend season auditions

Education and Outreach

· Acts as the Stage Manager for the final performances of TCT | Academy classes. 

Casting
· Coordinate and attend auditions and callbacks, assisting with tracking and      paperwork where necessary.
· Distribute Callback and Casting Material to and from directors and auditionees

Technical Theatre Coordination
· Along with the Production Stage Manager, create and manage technical schedules and IATSE crew needs. 
· Assist with unloading scenery, prop, and wardrobe trucks after load out from the theater as available
· Manage strike of Studio and TCT on Tour performances at Red Bank. 

Benefits:
· Health, vision and dental benefits available, partially subsidized by employer contributions, after a waiting period
· 403(b) retirement plan participation available with eligibility for an employer match after one year of credited service
· Generous PTO based on years of service
· Generous paid holiday schedule

How to Apply
:
· Send cover letter, resume, and at least one letter of reference to:submissions@thechildrenstheatre.com, Subject line: Associate Stage Manager Application
· Application deadline: March 11, 2016
· Start Date: August 2016

Organizational Overview:
TCT’s mission is to educate, entertain and engage audiences of all ages through professional theatrical productions and arts education programming.  We fulfill our mission through three primary programs: 
· TCT | MainStage – We welcome 90,000 children, teachers, and family members from across the Tri-State, to one of our four family-friendly and professional musical theater productions at the historic Taft. 
· TCT | On Tour! – We see over 90,000 children and their families at one of our touring performances or during an arts-integration workshop or residency. 
· TCT | Academy – Over 600 children will be provided fine arts instruction, including the group that participates in the four-week intensive STAR summer program where we offer professional musical theatre training to some of the region’s most talented youth. 

Vision:
· Create smiles, open minds, and touch hearts.
· Harness theater experiences and the arts as forces for education and understanding.
· Create meaningful shared arts experiences.
· Present award winning and nationally recognized productions and arts education programming.
· Foster a work environment of excellence, creativity, and innovation.

Core Beliefs:
· We believe in the power of theater to enrich lives and create deeper understandings of people, cultures, and perspectives.
· We believe that our audiences deserve high quality experiences that are rich with wonder, honesty, compassion, joy, and wisdom.
· We believe that the arts and education are not mutually exclusive.
· We believe that the art we create must respect the diversity of our community.
· We believe in the power of integrated arts education to enrich our lives and our communities.

Educational Theatre Association

Development Assistant (EdTA)

Posted:
Jan 15, 2016
The Educational Theatre Association (EdTA) is a professional organization for theatre education with over 100,000 members nationwide. EdTA’s mission is shaping lives through theatre education by: Honoring student achievement in theatre and enriching their theatre education experience; Supporting teachers by providing professional development, networking opportunities, resources, and recognition; and Influencing public opinion that theatre education is essential and builds life skills. EdTA operates the International Thespian Society (ITS), an honorary organization that has inducted over 2 million theatre students since its founding in 1929.

JOB TITLE
: Development Assistant

POSITION
: EdTA seeks a Development Assistant to support the management of the Development department at EdTA and the Educational Theatre Foundation. 

SKILLS DESIRED: Ideal candidate will have the ability to work independently and as a part of a team with strong customer-service skills, high attention to detail, and goal-orientation. Client and deadline management skills are essential.  Candidate will exhibit proficiency both in oral and written communications.  Candidate demonstrates ability to rapidly learn and utilize donor management software on a daily basis.  Experience in fundraising, non-profit sector and/or sales preferred.

POSITION REPORTS TO: Director of Development

EDUCATION REQUIRED: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent preferred

STATUS: Full time, non-exempt

STARTING WAGE: Range up to $12.00 per hour plus benefits

JOB DESCRIPTION:
The Development Assistant supports the Director of Development in creating a formal Development Department at EdTA/ITS and the Educational Theatre Foundation with primary responsibility for gift recording, data entry, gift acknowledgment, filing, donor recognition, management of mailings,  and related processes.  Also assists with the Alumni Council and Development earned income programs as directed.  Database management is a major job function.

All efforts are aligned with the departmental objective of growing sources of gift revenue for EdTA/ITS and the Educational Theatre Foundation.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Conduct prospect research, gift processing, gift recording, gift acknowledgment, filing of donor correspondence, donor recognition online and hard-copy, and related processes. 
2. Function as primary data manager in Development Department.
3. Learn and implement basic strategies and tasks in prospect research, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship in nonprofit fundraising.
Assist in the execution of multi-channel Annual Fund campaigns.
5. Assist in planning and executing fundraising events.
6. Assisting in the development of the ITS Alumni Council, including updating Alumni Council records from online forms, surveys, and other contacts contact points, and coordination of Board of Advisors.
Assist in preparation and submission of grant proposals and required reporting.
Coordinate with Finance staff regarding accounting and processing procedures.
9. Assist Business Development Manager through researching and preparing qualified prospect lists for Advertising & Business Development; coordinating mailing projects for earned income.
10. Assist Business Development Manager with account management, as needed.
11. Responsible for other duties as directed by the Development Director.
 
SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:


· High level of proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
· Strong organization, multi-tasking, and time management skills.
· Positive, team-oriented attitude.
· Familiarity with event planning.
· High school level math skills.
· Knowledge of and experience in theatre is a plus.
· Ability to travel on a limited basis. 

Please submit cover letter and résumé by email (Subject Line: EdTA Development Assistant) to: HRManager@schooltheatre.org.

No phone calls, please. 

Educational Theatre Association

Chapter Support Specialist

Posted:
Jan 15, 2016
The Educational Theatre Association (EdTA) is a professional organization for theatre education with over 100,000 members nationwide. EdTA’s mission is shaping lives through theatre education by: Honoring student achievement in theatre and enriching their theatre education experience; Supporting teachers by providing professional development, networking opportunities, resources, and recognition; and Influencing public opinion that theatre education is essential and builds life skills. EdTA operates the International Thespian Society (ITS), an honorary organization that has inducted over 2 million theatre students since its founding in 1929.

JOB TITLE: Chapter Support Specialist

POSITION: EdTA seeks a Chapter Support Specialist to support the management of the Association’s volunteer leaders. 

SKILLS DESIRED
: Must be able to team with others as well as work independently, with minimal supervision, and be able to manage multiple projects simultaneously.  The ideal candidate is detail oriented, a clear communicator, forward thinking, creative, and imaginative.  The ideal candidate has a customer first orientation. The ideal candidate should be execution-focused, able to roll up your sleeves and focus on the task at hand.  The ideal candidate has experience with database management and the ability to be flexible in working with different technologies.  Experience in the non-profit sector, theatre and/or education preferred.

POSITION REPORTS TO: Director of Chapter Relations

EDUCATION REQUIRED: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent preferred

STATUS: Full time, non-exempt

STARTING WAGE
: $10.00 per hour plus benefits

JOB DESCRIPTION:
The Chapter Support Specialist supports the Director of Chapter Relations in the management of our network of volunteer leaders.  Success in the role requires the ability to build relationships with staff and volunteers and a large amount of event planning and support.  The Chapter Support Specialist will be the lead on several projects that require great attention to detail.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Assists the Director of Chapter and Professional Relations in support of the association's volunteer leaders, as needed.
2. Monitors required Chapter Director reporting for all chapter events.  Conducts follow-up activities to ensure all reports are submitted to the home office. Maintains records of annual state conferences and arranges for association representation at each event.
3. Provides support for the Leadership Toolbox and the annual Summit.
4. Manages the national scholarship application process, including the interactions with the third party software on the actual applications.
5. Manages the national grant application process, including the interactions with the third party software on the actual applications.
6. Serves as the manager of the Send a Troupe application and execution process.
7. Serves as the EdTA contact and coordinator for purchased applications of Guidebook.
8. Oversees transfers of documentation and finances between the national office, chapter directors, and other volunteer leaders.  Ensures the association receives appropriate documentation (incorporation, financial, scholarships, signature cards, constitutions, etc.) in a timely manner as required by the IRS or the association.
9. Works with EdTA Director of Operations in support of EdTA’s risk management program.
10. Maintains volunteer leader committee lists and information.
11. Supports elections and appointments of volunteer leaders in accordance with the association's constitution, bylaws, and procedures.
12. Assists with material preparation and meeting planning for Leadership Summit. Provides onsite support of event.
13. Fulfills volunteer leader materials and information requests.
14. Supports frequent communication with volunteer leaders by sending reports (as needed), birthday cards, special mailings and invitations, etc. as needed.
15. Manages the annual holiday card program and its execution.
16. Administers the association and chapter scholarship programs.  Includes verifying eligibility, tracking available EdTA and chapter funds, requesting scholarship payouts, and reporting regularly to the accounting department and affected chapters.

SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

·  High level of proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
·  Strong organization, multi-tasking, and time management skills.
·  Positive, team-oriented attitude.
·  Familiarity with event planning.
·  High school level math skills.
·  Knowledge of and experience in theatre is a plus.
·  Ability to travel on a limited basis. 

Please submit cover letter and résumé by email (Subject Line: EdTA Chapter Support Specialist) to: HRManager@schooltheatre.org.

No phone calls, please.

Education Theatre Association (EdTA)

Administrative Support Specialist

Posted:
Jan 15, 2016
The Educational Theatre Association (EdTA) is a professional organization for theatre education with over 100,000 members nationwide. EdTA’s mission is shaping lives through theatre education by: Honoring student achievement in theatre and enriching their theatre education experience; Supporting teachers by providing professional development, networking opportunities, resources, and recognition; and Influencing public opinion that theatre education is essential and builds life skills. EdTA operates the International Thespian Society (ITS), an honorary organization that has inducted over 2 million theatre students since its founding in 1929.

JOB TITLE
: Administrative Support Specialist

POSITION: EdTA seeks an Administrative Support Specialist to support the many administrative, programmatic, event planning, and reporting needs of the association. 

SKILLS DESIRED: Must be able to team with others as well as work independently, with minimal supervision, and be able to manage multiple projects simultaneously.  The ideal candidate is detail oriented, a clear communicator, forward thinking, creative, and imaginative.  The ideal candidate has a customer first orientation. The ideal candidate should be execution-focused, able to roll up your sleeves and focus on the task at hand.  The ideal candidate has experience with database management and the ability to be flexible in working with different technologies.  Experience in the non-profit sector, theatre and/or education preferred.

POSITION REPORTS TO
:  Director of Operations

EDUCATION REQUIRED
:  Bachelor’s degree or equivalent preferred

STATUS: Full time, non-exempt

STARTING WAGE: $10.00 per hour plus benefits

JOB DESCRIPTION:
The Administrative Support Specialist supports the Director of Operations in meeting the various needs administrative needs of various departments across the organization.  Success in the role requires the ability to build relationships with staff and volunteers, an affinity toward data management, research, and some amount of event planning and support.  The Administrative Support Specialist will be the lead on several projects that require great attention to detail.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Assists in the production of reports to support organizational decision making.
2. Creates tools to increase the efficiency of staff and supports the ability to be more productive for our membership.
3. Participates in the execution of several key processes, such as event registration, scholarship application processing, and new business development.
4. Assists in the support of the association's volunteer leaders, as needed.
5. Supports key executive staff members in the completion of administrative tasks, such as invoice processing and expense reporting.
6. Works with EdTA Director of Operations in support of EdTA’s risk management program.
7. Fulfills volunteer leader materials and information requests.
8. Other tasks as assigned.

SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

· High level of proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
· Strong organization, multi-tasking, and time management skills.
· Positive, team-oriented attitude.
· Familiarity with event planning.
· High school level math skills.
· Knowledge of and experience in theatre is a plus.
· Ability to travel on a limited basis. 

Please submit cover letter and résumé by email (Subject Line: EdTA Administrative Support Specialist) to: HRManager@schooltheatre.org.

No phone calls, please.

Madcap Puppets

2016-2017 Season Auditions

Posted:
Jan 15, 2016
Position: Madcap Puppets Season Auditions 

Madcap is pleased to announce auditions for our upcoming 2015-2016 season! Auditions will be held at the Madcap studio (3316 Glenmore Ave, Cincinnati OH 45211) on: 
* March 20th:  1:00pm-4:00pm
* March 21st:  4:00pm-7:00pm 

Touring Shows include: “Madcap’s Legend of Sleepy Hollow”, “Aesop’s Classic Fables”, “Monkey See, Monkey Do” and “Jumping Over the Moon” a puppet musical! Local actors will also be cast for in-town shows including our popular Blacklight performances at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens and the Linton Chamber Music Series.

If you would like to schedule an audition, please call or email Mel Hatch Douglas at (513) 921-5965 Ext. 21 to sign up for an audition time and email your headshot and resume to: m.hatch@madcappuppets.com. To learn more about Madcap, check us out at: www.madcappuppets.com!

FAQs
How does a tour work? Tours begin in May 2016 and the length of each tour varies from 2 to 5 months. Actors travel in teams of two in a combination of run-out and overnight touring in large cargo vans.  Lodging and fuel expenses while touring are paid for by Madcap. Competitive salary offered-- housing in Cincinnati is the responsibility of actor.  All touring actors must have a valid driver’s license and will receive a background check.  

Do I need lots of puppetry experience? Puppetry experience is desirable, but it’s ok if you’ve never worked with puppets before. You will be trained in puppetry during rehearsals. 

What if I'm not able to tour? If you are a Cincinnati-based actor, Madcap sometimes hires actor/puppeteers to perform in our shows at the Cincinnati Zoo and the Linton Chamber Music Series, among others. 

Qualifications: A Madcap actor/puppeteer must be professional, versatile, adaptable and a team performer with a sense of humor who enjoys the challenges of touring and performing for children.  

Company Information
Now in its 34th year, Madcap Productions Puppet Theatre strives to create the highest quality of giant puppet theatre performances for children, both at our in-house theater at the Cincinnati Art Museum and as a regional touring company. This is created through strong puppet design, imaginative playwriting, and a well-trained and gifted artistic staff. Madcap Productions tours with two-three troupes throughout a 15-state region, performing for schools, theaters, libraries, symphony orchestras, and community centers. During the 2014/2015 touring season, Madcap performances reached nearly a quarter million children and families. Our unique style of puppet theatre combines storytelling and actors with puppet characters (up to 12 feet tall) that range in style from small hand puppets to giant backpack puppets.

United Way

Volunteer Positions Open

Posted:
Jan 15, 2016
Arts & Culture Opportunities with United Way Volunteer Connection can be found here: http://uwgc.volunteermatch.org/search/?l=Cincinnati%2C+OH+45202&categories=34&o=distanceBand 

Stepping Stones

Volunteer Dance Instructor

Posted:
Jan 15, 2016
United Way agency partner Stepping Stones is actively seeking a volunteer dance instructor.

Position: Volunteer Dance Instructor
Coordinators at our UCP adult services program are looking for a dance instructor to volunteer their time in teaching dance to our participants! Applicants must have a desire to help individuals with developmental disabilities. They are mainly interested in someone who can teach line dancing, but if you are able to teach another type of dance we would love to have you reach out.

This program takes place M-F from 9:30am-2:30pm, and we can work around a schedule that is the best fit for you!

More information on this opportunity can be found on United Way's website: http://uwgc.volunteermatch.org/search/opp2258769.jsp

Contemporary Arts Center

Development Assistant

Posted:
Jan 15, 2016
The Contemporary Arts Center is seeking a part time candidate to fill our Development Assistant position.

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 part time position of Development Assistant.  This part time position is estimated to be 20 hours per week.

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.   Schedule must be flexible as evening hours are needed for occasional CAC development related events.

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

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.

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.

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 January 20, 2016 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.

Cincinnati Ballet

Director of Marketing & Communications

Posted:
Jan 13, 2016
Position: Director of Marketing & Communications 
Department: Marketing
Reports to: Chief Operating Officer
Preparation Date: January 13, 2016
FLSA Status: Salaried, Exempt, Full-Time

Position Summary
Responsible for planning, development and implementation of all of the
Organization’s marketing strategies, marketing communications, and public relations
activities, both external and internal. Oversees development implementation of support materials and services for chapters in the area of marketing, communications and public relations. Directs the efforts of the marketing, communications and public relations staff and coordinates at the strategic and tactical levels with the other functions of the Organization.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

- Lead external marketing and communications efforts relating to earned revenue, support revenue and publicity
- Develop brand strategy and set priorities accordingly 
- Oversee development of organization’s external visual image, in coordination with the Artistic Director/CEO, working with graphic design and photographer
- Assume overall responsibility for developing the annual marketing plan for the organization 
- Supervise all online and print advertising, marketing, public relations, promotions
- Supervise website content and updates
- Collaborate with Artistic Director/CEO and COO in creating and maintaining the annual marketing budget of the organization
- Supervise, evaluate and recruit department staff and independent contractors in consultation with AD/CEO and COO
- Assist in marketing Cincinnati Ballet Otto M. Budig Academy
- Supervise conducting and evaluating audience research with Director of Development
- Develop and enforce visual and written external communication standards
- Work in partnership with the Director of Development to secure marketing and/or PR related in-kind donations and/or sponsorships
- Oversee the creation of collateral materials for the organization
- Develop, or oversee the development of promotional audio/video for organization (may include direction, video production and editing, or supervising video interns)
- Lead marketing department. Supervise Communications and Marketing Coordinator, Digital Marketing Coordinator, Graphic Designer and interns.
- Build and develop a competent, dedicated and efficient marketing team
- Assist Director of Education/Outreach and Sales and Ticketing Director on outreach initiatives for developing new audiences
- Create and maintain marketing budget
- Develop and maintain vendor relationships
- Cultivate community relationships and in-kind partnerships to maximize expense budget
- Stay abreast of local and national PR and Marketing trends
- Track, report and act upon ROI of annual marketing campaign tactics such as direct mail 
- Participate in Committees:  Marketing, Education and Diversity, Artistic, etc.
- Perform other duties as assigned

Education & Experience Necessary
- BS/BA in marketing, arts administration or related field
- Two years’ experience in director level or leadership position and five years’ experience in marketing or public relations
- Leadership experience and proven management capability
- Outstanding written and verbal communication skills 
- Detail oriented, with the ability to manage multiple projects
- Ability to work in fast-paced environment
- Able to work long and/or irregular hours; must be present at all performances
- Flexible, with a sense of humor

Schedule
· The ability to work evenings and weekends as needed to be available for performances and meetings. 

Interaction
The Director of Marketing and Communications will supervise the marketing staff and will interact closely with Dancers, Academy Parents/Students, Development, Sales and Ticketing, volunteers and Board of Trustees and provide information to donors, potential donors, volunteers, CB Board of Trustees and others from the community.

Commitment to Service
S/he must be responsive to the needs and requests of CB staff, volunteers 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 and expectation of donors.

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.

To Apply
Please send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to:
Human Resources
Cincinnati Ballet 
1555 Central Parkway
Cincinnati, OH 45214
Or via email at: hr@cballet.org. Please put “Director of Marketing and Communications” in the subject line. 

Cincinnati Ballet

Development Assistant and Board of Trustee Liaison

Posted:
Jan 13, 2016
Position: Development Assistant and Board of Trustee Liaison
Department: Development
Reports to: Director of Development and/or Vice President of External Relations
FLSA Status: Hourly, Non-Exempt, Full-Time

Position Summary
Reporting directly to the Director of Development (DoD) and/or Vice President of External Relations (VPER), this position will provide development support to the DoD and/or VPER and administration support to the Board of Trustees. The Development Assistant will have the ability to work independently on projects and must be able to work under pressure at times to handle a wide variety of activities and confidential matters with discretion.

This position requires the ability to interact with staff, dancers, 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.  

Development Assistant
· Assist in managing the DoD or VPER email correspondence and calendar.
· Assist the DoD or VPER in a timely management in all communication, both written and via email, telephone and voicemail.  
· Arrange for and schedule appointments for the DoD or VPER as requested; supervise the preparation of materials for meetings as appropriate.
· Perform administrative functions including printing letters, labels and envelopes, proofreading and filing of all donor correspondence
· Prepare the DoD or VPER for all internal/external meetings
· Perform general clerical duties to include but not limited to: photocopying, faxing, mailing and filing
· Maintain office files for the DoD or VPER
· Coordinate all development front of house needs for all performances
· Complete expense reports and credit card statements for the DoD or VPER
· Separate daily incoming mail and distribute to personnel in partnership with the front desk receptionist.
· Confidentiality is required
· Other duties as assigned 

Board of Trustees Liaison
· Set and maintain meeting schedules and reminders for monthly board meetings and Finance Committee, Executive Committee and Nominating Committee
· Organize and assist in setting up studios for Board Meetings, requesting help well in advance
· 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, arrange catering and meeting logistics, and record minutes
· 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 Tessitura
· Provide support to the Executive, Finance and Nominating committees and other committees as designated in preparing agenda and packets, recording minutes, and researching/gathering information as requested
· Organize Annual Trustee Meeting, including all logistics, venue, catering, etc.
· Ensure proper board hospitality by overseeing special ticketing and backstage tour requests, fulfilling in-kind donation requests by Trustees
· Support the Executive Committee and Development Department with the annual Trustee Pledge Campaign
· Train all new Board of Trustees on BoardMax
· Perform additional duties as needed by Board of Trustees

Education & Experience Necessary
· Outstanding written and verbal communication skills with immaculate attention to detail
· Must be able to demonstrate good relationship building skills and work as a positive and effective team player
· Proactive – Ability to anticipate needs.
· Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information in a professional and discrete manner
· Ability to concentrate and move easily from one project to another, i.e. the ability to multi-task; the ability to thrive in a fast-paced and at times demanding work environment
· Remain 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 and Outlook functions
· Strong respect for diversity and inclusion
· Knowledge and experience with rules of etiquette, decorum and courtesy.
· A degree in arts administration – a plus
· Familiarity with marketing, development and fundraising efforts preferred
· Experience in Tessitura – a plus
· A background in and passion for dance – a plus

Interaction

The Development Assistant and Board of Trustee Liaison will interact closely with Development, Marketing, volunteers, Board of Trustees, donors and other ballet constituencies or staff. Will provide information to donors, potential donors, volunteers, CB Board of Trustees and others from the community.

Commitment to Service

S/he must be responsive to the needs and request of CB staff, volunteers 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 and expectation of donors.

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
The work week is Tuesday to Monday. As a non-exempt employee, the standard work week is not to exceed forty hours unless overtime is approved by a direct supervisor.

Examples of a standard workday (eight hours with 30 minutes for lunch – an hour maybe taken, but must adjust schedule accordingly): More than 40 hours per week could be required throughout the year.
8:30 am to 5:00 pm
9:00 am to 5:30 pm
9:30 am to 6:00 pm  

To Apply

Please send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to:
Human Resources
Cincinnati Ballet 
1555 Central Parkway
Cincinnati, OH 45214
Or via email at: hr@cballet.org. Please put “Development Administrator Assistant and Board of Trustee Liaison” in the subject line. 

The Kennedy Heights Arts Center

Contracted Art Instructors

Posted:
Jan 8, 2016
Job: Contracted Art Instructors 

The Kennedy Heights Arts Center is accepting applications for Contracted Art Instructors for a variety of education opportunities in 2016.
Teaching opportunities include leading a class for youth or adults, teaching a Summer Art Camp for youth ages 5-13, instructing one of our Outreach Programs at a school, leading an art project at a family event, and more!

We are looking for instructors in ALL art forms to have our students be creative and engaged: visual arts, music, theater, dance, creative writing, etc.

Deadline to Apply is Monday February 8, 2015.

Responsibilities:
-Develop and lead a variety of art projects that are creative, engaging, and include clear learning objectives
-Prepare for and clean up after sessions
-Communicate regularly with the Arts Education Coordinator 
-Be an ambassador for KHAC and our mission to enhance the life of the surrounding community through arts and cultural experiences that embrace diversity, foster creativity and build community.

Qualifications and Requirements:
-Qualified applicants should have a degree in Art and/or Art Education
-Must have previous experience teaching youth and/or adults
-Applicants should be self-motivated, a team player, positive, professional, organized, and comfortable working with diverse populations
-Comfortable working outdoors, able to climb stairs and carry supplies

To apply please send a Cover Letter and Resume/CV to:
Mallory Feltz, Arts Education Coordinator at mallory@kennedyarts.org.
Additional information that can be sent is a previous class or project descriptions with images of completed projects or student work.
 
The Kennedy Heights Arts Center is an Equal Opportunity employer, and is committed to diversity and inclusiveness. 
www.kennedyarts.org

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company

Marketing Associate

Posted:
Jan 8, 2016
Job Description: Marketing Associate, Cincinnati Shakespeare Company

The Role
The Cincinnati Shakespeare Company seeks a part time (approx. 15-20 hours/ week) Marketing Associate.  

Responsibilities include:
• Assist with executing marketing plans for all lines of business including 10 main stage shows, various education/outreach programs, fundraising events, and more.
• Execute creation of weekly targeted emails including the design as well as target database management.
• Coordinate initiatives to attract and retain subscribers and single ticket purchasers. 
• Assist with capital campaign marketing initiatives including targeted email, direct mail, and mobile campaigns.
• Assist with distributing, documenting, and analyzing patron research and data.
• Assist with digital/social media/mobile initiatives.
• Assist with developing, executing and measuring the effectiveness of patron appreciation and audience engagement initiatives.
• Other duties as assigned

This position will report to the Director of Education and Communications, Jeanna Vella.

The Company
Mission: The Cincinnati Shakespeare Company is a resident ensemble theater company bringing Shakespeare and the classics to life for audiences of all ages.  

The Company has three parts to its business model:
· Mainstage Classical Theater – As the only classical theater between Pittsburgh and Chicago, the Company produces year-round, staging 10 mainstage productions with approximately 200 performances for 25,000 patrons.  Currently in its 22ND Season, the Company holds the distinction of being one of the first 5 US theaters to complete Shakespeare’s entire 38-play canon.  The Company hires 15-20 actors to long-term contracts for its resident ensemble,, helping to build the creative class of Cincinnati.
· Education Program – Through matinees, school tours, workshops and acting classes, the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company reaches over 100 schools and 34,000 students annually.  The program quantitatively measures the impact on students’ comprehension of the curriculum material in addition to their appreciation of performing arts.  
· Community Outreach – The Company’s Shakespeare in the Park Tour performs for free for more than 10,000 people in over 25 area parks throughout the summer.

The Company is growing rapidly, and has a planned move in summer of 2017 to a newly constructed theater in OTR. This is an exciting time to join the team at CSC as there are many growth opportunities.

Middletown Arts Center

Program Coordinator

Posted:
Jan 8, 2016
Job Title: Program Coordinator    
Location: Middletown Arts Center 130 N. Verity Parkway, Middletown Ohio 45042 
Hours: Part Time 20-30 hours per week 
Reports to: Executive Director 
Application Process: Please submit resume and cover letter as attachments to Hilary Nauman, Executive Director at hilarynauman@middletownartscener.com

Purpose: The Program Coordinator is responsible for all aspects of the Art Education and Interactive Art programming for the center. The Program Coordinator is the primary contact for all class, workshop, outreach and event Instructors. The Programming Coordinator also oversees social media accounts and assists with grant writing.

Responsibilities:
Education
· Works with Executive Director in the development of classes, workshops and events
· Works with Executive Director in the hiring of prospective instructors
· Advertises for and interviews all prospective instructors
· Communicates information with Instructors
· Creates and maintains contracts with all instructors
· Contacts instructors for updates to class schedules, bios, and related information
· Periodically reviews salary structure of Instructors and recommends changes to ED
· Manages with Assistant Director all aspects of the scholarship competition and Tomorrow’s Artist Today Exhibition.
· Develops and coordinates ‘Art on the Go’ programming for use of the MAC Mobile
· Assists with writing and sending periodical Press Releases announcing new classes, start of new sessions, workshops, etc.
· Schedules workshops, classes and events
· Determines costs involved with programs and works with the Executive Director to establish the tuition to be charged
· Assists the Executive Director with fulfilling workshop requirements, including equipment, setup, models, transportation for instructor(s) if needed
· Works with the Treasurer and Executive Director to develop an annual workshop budget
· Prepares with the Treasurer and Executive Director an annual school budget

Enrollment
· Periodically reviews the Center’s tuition structure in comparison with similar organizations in the area and makes recommendations to the Executive Director 
· Organizes periodic meetings with Enrollment Committee to discuss updates etc.
· Notes trends in class registration and discusses with ED & Enrollment Committee

General
· Maintains all social media for announcements, updates, correspondence, postings, etc.
· Attends exhibit reception openings
· Coordinates and writes grants for Programming
· Prepares reports
· Attends regular staff meetings
· Meets weekly with ED

The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications, characteristics and abilities:
· Passion for Art Education and sharing art with the community
· Excellent communication and organization skills
· Ease in meeting people and developing new relationships
· Ability to think creatively and adapt to changing needs
· Confidence in recruiting and working with Artists and Educators
· Ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines at the same time

About the Middletown Arts Center

Our Mission
The Middletown Arts Center's mission is to promote Art in our community and create learning opportunities.

Our Vision
The Middletown Arts Center will be the leading art education center within our served area, which is within a 50-mile radius of Middletown. While maintaining our diverse curriculum, we will grow by implementing the following: a) Increase community recognition by establishing a greater public presence and creating opportunities to broadcast our purpose. b) Expand services to address our patrons’ unmet needs, including after-school youth programs, student mentoring, and partnering with public schools to complement their art programs. c) Extend our resources by integrating more volunteers into our programs and operations. d) Become financially secure by increasing student enrollment; by increasing revenues from sponsorships, grants and donors; and by increasing public participation in our community events.

ArtWorks

Director of Individual Giving

Posted:
Jan 8, 2016
Job Title: Director of Individual Giving
Location: ArtWorks Administrative Office, 20 E. Central Pkwy, Cincinnati, OH 
Employment Status: Full-time
Rate of Pay: Starting at $40,000; commensurate with experience 
Reports to: Vice President of Institutional Advancement
Start date: January 2016

Purpose: The Director of Individual Giving will serve as a key member of the ArtWorks Development Team. This individual will be responsible for developing and maintaining relations with key individual giving donors, engaging with and showing appreciation toward all of ArtWorks many individual giving contributors, and converting new donors to support ArtWorks mission. The Director will oversee all individual donor relations, donor acknowledgement, signature events and department communications individual contributors. Relationships should be characterized by effective communication, a positive attitude, a team-spirited style and innovation toward overall growth for the organization. 

Responsibilities
Development & Communications:
· Manage institutional events including but not limited to the ArtWorks Annual Fundraiser (November) and ArtWorks Breakfast (April/May), in addition to programming and project-related dedications and celebrations throughout the year, as related to growing and maintaining individual giving relationships.
· Work closely with Director of Communications and Communications team to develop compelling messaging and design pieces to best reach target audiences.
· Lead the management of 4 individual giving direct mail campaigns: Hero Design Company mailer, Adopt-An-Apprentice, Murals, and General giving
· Manage and oversee the donor thank you program by working directly with the Development Coordinator
· Utilizing Development Coordinator, develop a more streamlined process for this program and internalize it with executive staff
· Cultivate relationships with existing donors and identify and grow prospective donor relationships 
· Develop and strategy to target key individual giving prospects to support key organizational initiatives 
· Manage trustee and board communications as needed, i.e. Board meetings and development committee meetings scheduling and coordination

Donor Relations
· The Director will enrich ArtWorks individual, foundation and alumni relations program.
· Conduct research on best practices; suggest content based on a donor’s particular area of giving or interest.
· Manage the individual giving donor relations departmental budget.
· Collaborate with development leadership by providing data for developing long-term strategy for individual giving prospect identification and development.
· Create targeted strategies and events to cultivate potential donors, leveraging the ArtWorks Committee and marketing activities. Develop effective programs to ensure, foster and nurture productive relationships with these individuals.
· Supervise programs and activities for individual donors, including lists of current members, recognition events and personalized communications.
· Serve as the key representative to the City of Cincinnati from the Development department for the Y2WK program support.
· Respond to special needs and requests of donors.
Individual Giving Donor Acknowledgement:
· Manage and implement a personal portfolio of at least 25 top individual donor prospects.
· Educate, engage, inspire and thank our top donors for their generosity
· Develop stewardship plans and processes that lead to additional investments.
· Work closely with ArtWorks Director and CEO, VP of Institutional Advancement to build long-term donor relations programs that enrich relationships between donors and ArtWorks.
· Manage and oversee the donor acknowledgement program by working directly with the Development Coordinator
· Ensure all donors are appropriately thanked in a timely and meaningful way
· Utilizing Development Coordinator, develop a more streamlined process for this program and internalize it with executive staff
· Manage the production and delivery of ArtWorks donor relations reporting including annual gift reports to trustees, endowment donors, and foundations
· Coordinate general giving programs, including personalized communications, letters and web-based information.

The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications & characteristics

· Proven track record of closing business and generating revenue from individual donors in a deadline driven environment
· Comfortable and at ease with cold calling and meeting people without being introduced
· A Driven Self-starter with ability to work without direction or prompting
· Proficient and comfortable with meeting goals set by manager
· At least 3 years of successful corporate development or sales experience for nonprofit organizations or similar for-profit entities
· Capable of creatively positioning opportunities to new prospects
· Excellent organizational, problem-solving and decision making skills
· Detail oriented with an ability to work on several projects simultaneously, balance priorities and meet deadlines 
· Comfortable working with trustees, volunteers, individuals and staff 
· Manage sensitive and confidential information with integrity
· Excellent personal and professional references
· Available for occasional special events and rare weekend/evening work
· Must possess excellent written, verbal, telephone and interpersonal communications skills.
· Must be detail-oriented and have the ability to work on several projects simultaneously. 
· Highly Proficient in Word and Excel and PowerPoint
· Demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively with teams and committees.
· Experience and ease meeting and socializing with people from diverse backgrounds. 

Credentials and Experience
:
· Bachelor’s degree in Business, Marketing, Arts or Business Administration
· Experience working within a non-profit development or advancement organization strongly preferred. 
· Minimum of 3 to 5 years of experience in related field required.
· Emphasis on experience working in donor relations, donor stewardship, event planning and communications within a development or advancement environment. 
· Should have an understanding of endowment funds and the awarding process. 
· Strong communication, organizational and time management skills focused on planning, implementation and collaboration.
· CRM management experience in both Raiser’s Edge and Salesforce
· Sandler Salesforce Training or other similar training a plus

The successful candidate will:
· Have a passion for the arts, education, creative enterprise and promoting healing through art.
· Be an excellent representative of ArtWorks
· Be a team-player, hard-working and an independent achiever with a “can do” attitude, must be comfortable in a fast-paced environment with frequent deadlines.
· Be flexible, optimistic, able to receive and provide constructive feedback, and possess a good sense of humor
· Able to work collaboratively with and in support of development staff and other ArtWorks team-members.
· Adhere to the utmost ethical standards, intuitive, considerate and kind
· Inquisitive and imaginative 

About ArtWorks
At ArtWorks we are head over heels in love with Cincinnati, and it is our mission to help everyone else experience that love as fully as we do. We are a non-profit that believes creativity is an economic engine. It is our privilege to partner with our local communities, teens, artists, and entrepreneurs to put our city’s creative power on display for all to enjoy. Through installations, sculptures, and over 100 murals and counting, ArtWorks has become the largest employer of visual artists in the region.  ArtWorks has provided jobs, training and business development support for thousands since we were founded in 1996. To learn more about how ArtWorks is making a difference in the lives of all Cincinnatians through the power of creativity, or to lend your support, visit ArtWorksCincinnati.org

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

To apply
Interested candidates should send resume and cover letter via e-mail to Teresa Hoelle at Teresa@ArtWorksCincinnati.org. If you should have questions regarding this position and the nature of the position please also feel free to email Teresa to learn more.  We are excited to find the right candidate to fill this role.

The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati

Production Manager

Posted:
Jan 6, 2016
Position Title: Production Manager [Full-Time]

Position Overview:
The Production Manager will assist the organization in fulfilling its mission of educating, entertaining and engaging audiences of all ages through professional theatrical productions and arts education programming.  The Production Manager coordinates all technical and production contracting elements of TCTC productions.
The Production Manager of The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati reports directly to the Producing Artistic Director, working in tandem with The Technical Director, Artistic Director of Education and Outreach, Production Stage Manager, and the Associate Artistic Director. 

Minimum Qualifications:
Experience in managing production budgets
Broad understanding of all aspects of technical theatre
Union and independent contract hiring
Experience building schedules for technical departments
Exceptional interpersonal skills
Knowledge of Microsoft Office
Ability to work with people from a wide variety of backgrounds

Education Level

Bachelor’s degree in Theater or related field, or equivalent work experience.

Main Responsibilities:
The Production Manager’s duties include but are not limited to:

TCT | MainStage 
· Assist in creating and managing build schedules
· Manage rights and royalty contracts for all divisions 
· Manage and help to create production budget goals for Lighting Designer, Costume Designer, Technical Director, Scenic Designers, and Sound Designer
· Monitor casting sessions and create actor contracts
· Manage Union Contracts and technical timelines
· Manage contracts and assess need for hiring of additional contractors (for examples: painters, scenic and costume designers, carpenters, stitchers, wig masters, hair and make-up artists, sound and lighting designers, musicians, crew, stage combat instructors, puppet engineers, prop masters, masters electricians)
· Schedule budget check-in meetings

Education and Outreach
· Creates over-hire contracts as needed for final performances. 
· Organizes and executes technical needs for the Associate Stage Manager for the final performances of TCT | Academy classes. 
· Manages build schedule for TCT | On Tour during the summer.
· Managing the summer programming for technical departments. (Outreach and STAR)

Casting
· Monitor all auditions and callbacks
· Distribute Callback Material
· Manage the Active Network for all auditions 
· Create contracts for actors for the Associate Artistic Director

Technical Theatre Coordination
· Manage tech schedule for the Mainstage and Studio Series, and coordinate pick-up, rented, or borrowed items 
· Monitor unloading the truck after load out from the theatres
· Monitor unloading costumes after load out from the theatres
· Coordinate the return of rented or borrowed items
· Manage strike of all TCT On Tour productions
· Coordinate studio theatre booking schedule
· Manage Mainstage union schedules

Benefits:
· Health, vision and dental benefits available, partially subsidized by employer contributions, after a waiting period
· 403(b) retirement plan participation available with eligibility for an employer match after one year of credited service
· Generous PTO based on years of service
· Generous paid holiday schedule

How to Apply:
· Send cover letter, resume, and at least one letter of reference to:submissions@thechildrenstheatre.com, Subject line: Production Manager Application
· Application deadline: February 8, 2016
· Start Date: May 2016

Organizational Overview:
TCTC’s mission is to educate, entertain and engage audiences of all ages through professional theatrical productions and arts education programming.  We fulfill our mission through three primary programs: 
· TCT | MainStage – We welcome 90,000 children, teachers, and family members from across the Tri-State, to one of our four family-friendly and professional musical theater productions at the historic Taft. 
· TCT | On Tour! – We see over 90,000 children and their families at one of our touring performances or during an arts-integration workshop or residency. 
· TCT | Academy – Over 600 children will be provided fine arts instruction, including the group that participates in the four-week intensive STAR summer program where we offer professional musical theatre training to some of the region’s most talented youth. 

Vision:
· Create smiles, open minds, and touch hearts.
· Harness theater experiences and the arts as forces for education and understanding.
· Create meaningful shared arts experiences.
· Present award winning and nationally recognized productions and arts education programming.
· Foster a work environment of excellence, creativity, and innovation.

Core Beliefs:
· We believe in the power of theater to enrich lives and create deeper understandings of people, cultures, and perspectives.
· We believe that our audiences deserve high quality experiences that are rich with wonder, honesty, compassion, joy, and wisdom.
· We believe that the arts and education are not mutually exclusive.
· We believe that the art we create must respect the diversity of our community.
· We believe in the power of integrated arts education to enrich our lives and our communities.

Visionaries + Voices

Contract Grant Writer

Posted:
Jan 4, 2016
Job Title: Contract Grant Writer

Job Description
Part-time position. The work schedule is negotiable.

Job Summary
The grant writer position is part-time (hourly contract basis) and is supervised by the Director of Development and Finance. The position is responsible for planning and managing all aspects of grant development at V+V.

Essential Job Functions
- Develop and write grant proposals
- Help create goals and objectives for grant writing at V+V
- Work with V+V staff to identify program needs and identify possible funders for those needs
- Comply with  grant reports required by public and private funders
- Help develop methods to track statistics (exhibition attendees, student enrollment, etc) 

Essential Job Requirements
- Excellent project and management skills
- Strong writing skills
- Ability to research, write and edit grant proposals needed to secure general operating, programmatic and capital support from private and public sources
- Maintain grant files, deadlines and correspondence with funders
- Assist in the stewardship process with current donors (written reports, newsletters etc.)

Visionaries + Voices provides representation, studio space, supplies, and support to more than 120 artists with disabilities. V+V artists actively contribute to the greater arts community through creative, educational, and strategic partnerships with local and regional artists, schools, and business leaders. Collectively, V+V is growing a more inclusive arts community in Greater Cincinnati.  

Interested candidates should apply by January 29, 2016. Please send your resume and salary requirements to Jim Neidhard, V+V’s Director of Development and Finance, atjneidhard@visionariesandvoices.com

Cincinnati Ballet

Institutional Giving Manager

Posted:
Jan 4, 2016
Job Overview
As the senior manager of all institutional giving, this position manages a portfolio of corporate, foundation, and government donors, including identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship. Additionally, the Institutional Giving Manager is responsible for a portfolio of individual sponsors for a variety of performance and education initiatives. This role requires an energetic and intelligent individual who can manage multiple projects while maintaining an excellent rapport with donors and constituents. 

Specific Responsibilities and Duties
- Primary relationship manager for all foundation, government and corporate contacts, as well as assigned individual donors.
- Responsible for all aspects of the development cycle for specified portfolio, from prospecting and pipeline development to cultivation, face-to-face solicitation, acknowledgement, and stewardship.
- Creates strategic cultivation plans for each donor in portfolio, to be approved by the Director of Development.
- Manages prospecting process and prospect lists for foundation and corporate donors. Manages all grant application submissions and final report deadlines for local, state, national, and family foundations.
- Identifies and cultivates new institutional donors through research, Board connections, and community relationships.
- Manages ArtsWave relationship and grant application process including all data collection, reports, grant writing, and donor benefits as well as any collaboration efforts.
- Plays a key role in helping to develop the company’s messaging to donors through impact based stories and relevant data.
- Develops the case for support for education programs and season productions, in collaboration with the Director of Development, Director of Education, and artistic team.
- Staff manager/liaison for the Board of Trustees Corporate subcommittee 
- Works with the Donor Relations Manager to insure sponsor benefits are completed as agreed upon.
- Strategizes and implements cultivation events for donor portfolio as needed.
- Plans and executes 1-2 annual Business Partners Networking Night events.
- Fulfills and completes fundraising planning and solicitation for special campaigns and projects as directed by the Director of Development.

Skills Necessary
- Strong verbal and written communication skills.
- Ability to work with both internal and external constituents.
- Thorough understanding of fundraising best practices and donor cultivation.
- Minimum 3 years of experience in fundraising or a related field, including direct experience with grant management and donor solicitation.
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite, particularly Word and Excel. Experience with Tessitura preferred.
- Passion for Cincinnati Ballet’s mission and programs.
- Understanding of trends in the field.
- Strong data and analytical skills.

Commitment to Service

S/he must be responsive to the needs and request of CB staff, volunteers 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 and expectation of Donors.

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/Punctualit
y
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. Adept at modifying plans/strategies as needed to best meet the needs of those involved.

Schedule
The work week is Tuesday to Monday. This position requires flexibility in scheduling, including evenings, weekends and Holidays throughout the year. Examples of a standard workday (eight hours with 30 minutes for lunch): More than 40 hours per week could be required throughout the year.
8:30 am to 5:00 pm
9:00 am to 5:30 pm
9:30 am to 6:00 pm  

To Apply:
Submit your cover letter, resume, and references to: hr@cballet.org

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

American Sign Museum

Front Desk staff member

Posted:
Dec 31, 2015
Front Desk Staff Position:
The American Sign Museum seeks a full-time (Wed – Sun) Front Desk Staff member.

The Front Desk staff member is responsible for creating a welcoming and inviting experience for all the guests and members of the American Sign Museum. S/He is responsible for greeting visitors and tour groups, selling tickets and memberships, answering telephones, balancing a daily cash drawer, gathering data for various research projects, assisting other staff, and keeping current on Museum events. In addition, S/He may also be responsible for being a back up to the Guest Services Manger and give guided tours as needed.

Reports To: Guest Services Manager

Responsibilities:
* Ensure that all museum visitors have a positive experience from arrival to departure. Greet and orient guests to both the building and collection
* Providing visitors with memorable experiences they will want to share with others.
* Retain and maintain learned knowledge of Museum admissions, gift shop and Museum software
* Answer/return general inquiry phone calls and emails
* Responsible for Museum’s Front Desk Operations.
* Sell memberships and or upgrade ticket sales to memberships
* Other duties as assigned.
* Process visitor admissions, memberships, and store purchases. Ensure cash is handled accurately and the daily register is balanced.
* Communicate with a variety of visitors with diverse interest and abilities. Resolve visitor concerns and complaints to their satisfaction and the ASM’s.
* Ensure a clean, safe, engaging, friendly environment 
* Other duties as assigned with the Guest Services Manager:
* Assist to plan, evaluate and implement group tour, membership sales and admissions action plans to meet sales goals.
* Monitor, evaluate and revise action plan as necessary to meet ongoing and annual sales goals.
* Assists with the promotion and marketing of the Museum special events.
* Special Projects and assigned.

Education, Experience and Skills Required
* Customer service experience
* Presentation experience helpful
* Exhibits integrity and a personal commitment to high standards in service and communication.
* Excellent communication skills in English, both orally and in writing.
* Courteous and impeccable manners, including phone and email etiquette
* Skill to handle cash responsibly and accurately
* Being enthusiastic and friendly. Being able to retain historical facts.
* Competency in MS Office, Internet searching and Social Networking
* A bachelor’s degree or 2 years combined experience in guest services, community relations, program coordination, education or a closely related field.

Please send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to:
Brad Huberman
American Sign Museum
1330 Monmouth Street
Cincinnati OH 45225

Or via email at: bhuberman@americansignmuseum.org

Please put “Front Desk Staff” in the subject line

No third party applications will be accepted.
No phone calls please.

MUSE Cincinnati Women's Choir

Concert Production Coordinator

Posted:
Dec 31, 2015
Position Title: Concert Production Coordinator 
MUSE, Cincinnati's Women's Choir, is an inclusive and feminist choral community advocating for peace and social justice.  

The MUSE Personnel Committee announces the following part-time paid position. This is a contract positions through July 2016, with the intention to continue the positioninto the 2016-17 concert season.  

Schedule dependent on concert production needs. MUST be available for entire concert week.

Report to: Managing Director
Coordinate with Artistic Director, 5th section, Marketing Committee, and other staff
Participate in venue selection with Artistic Director
Manage concert ticket sales & money
Manage MUSE Marketplace for concerts
Provide 5th section recruitment, training and supervision
Coordinate concert artwork and concert program production
Develop audience survey & survey incentives
Produce concert report for MUSE Board 
Required meetings
: Musical Excellence, 5th Section, Marketing Committee

Applications will be accepted until January 15, with the goal to fill the positions as soon as possible. Inquiries about either position can be sent to the committee atmusepersonnel@gmail.com. Inquiries should include the position in which you are interested, and a brief description of your relevant experience and qualifications for the position.  Both positions require availability on evenings and weekends. Acceptance of the position may be contingent on a background check.

MUSE Cincinnati Women's Choir

Administrative Coordinator

Posted:
Dec 31, 2015
Position Title: Administrative Coordinator 
MUSE, Cincinnati's Women's Choir, is an inclusive and feminist choral community advocating for peace and social justice.  

The MUSE Personnel Committee announces the following part-time paid positions.  Both are contract positions through July 2016, with the intention to continue the positions into the 2016-17 concert season.  

Reports to: Managing Director
Coordinate with choir members and other staff
Coordinate internal communication - Choir Wire, doodles, run-out coordination
Participate on the MUSE Heart leadership group, as Co-chair of Operations Committee
Coordinate website management, office management, filing
Responsible for phone, mail & email processing
Coordinate production of MUSE News e-newsletter 3-4 times a year
Maintain Record of Performances
Responsible for contract management
Coordinate MUSE's festival participation (GALA & Sister Singers)
Required meetings: Heart, Operations Committee, Community Matters and other contractors as needed
 
Applications will be accepted until January 15, with the goal to fill the positions as soon as possible. Inquiries about either position can be sent to the committee atmusepersonnel@gmail.com. Inquiries should include the position in which you are interested, and a brief description of your relevant experience and qualifications for the position. Both positions require availability on evenings and weekends. Acceptance of the position may be contingent on a background check. 

American Sign Museum

Event Manager

Posted:
Dec 31, 2015

Position Title: Event Manager
The American Sign Museum (ASM) seeks a full-time Event Manager (generally works Wednesday – Sunday with hours that can vary).

The Event Manager is responsible for selling, planning and managing events for external clients including, but not limited to: weddings, social and corporate events and to generate event sales revenue through incoming inquires, outreach, cold-calling, networking and other means.

Reports To
: Managing Director

Responsibilities and job duties:
Responsible for life cycle of all events: Management of event from initial inquiry, walk-through with client, client meetings, agreement generation and negotiation, production notes, vendor communication, calendar upkeep, P&L, event set up/breakdown, follow up with client after the event.
Preparing museum during events load-in/set-up, event execution, and load-out/breakdown.
Build and generate event sales by: setting up meetings and walk through of ASM space with potential clients, attending industry meetings and networking events and continue to meet with vendors to increase ASM’s visibility to event community.
Responsible for purchasing and maintaining appropriate events related supplies & inventory.
Maintain events records and files, including purchasing, event invoices, and profitability reports.
Determine and execute appropriate responses to problems and emergencies during events, handle customer complaints, and perform other duties to promote goodwill.
Meet sales revenue goals.
Perform other duties as required by management.

With the Managing Director:
Plan, evaluate and implement an action plan to meet the facility rental sales goals. Monitor, evaluate and revise action plan as necessary to meet ongoing and annual facility rental sales goals.
Assist with the promotion and marketing of the Museum facility rental sales.
Special Projects and assigned.

Administrative:
Establish events staff schedules, task assignments and forms.
Provide reports to Managing Director and staff and maintain event calendar.
Work closely with Guest Services Manager to coordinate staff and group tour schedules.
Oversee the training, supervision, development, and evaluation of event part time staff.

Event Sales and Marketing:
Interact with a broad cross section of the Regions wider constituency including Museum members, Trustees, Museum visitors, community partners, and current and prospective donors to increase event sales.
Cultivate and build support with a broad range of relationships promoting the museum and increasing facility rental opportunities.

Education, Experience and Skills Required:

Event management experience including sales, creating proposals and running events.
Exhibits integrity and a personal commitment to high standards in service, education and communication.
Competency in MS Word, Excel, Internet searching and Social Networking
Excellent communication skills in English, both orally and in writing.
Able to accurately track and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
A bachelor’s degree or 4 years combined experience in event planning, public relations, marketing, or a closely related field.

Please send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to:

Brad Huberman
American Sign Museum
1330 Monmouth Street
Cincinnati OH 45225

Or via email: bhuberman@americansignmuseum.org

Please put “Event Manager” in the subject line

No third party applications will be accepted.
No phone calls please. 

ArtWorks

Director of Creative Enterprise

Posted:
Dec 31, 2015
Job Title: Director of Creative Enterprise     
Location: ArtWorks Administrative Office, 20 E. Central Parkway, 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, Programs & Operations Start date: February 2016

Purpose: The Director of Creative Enterprise will be responsible lor leading,managing and developing ArtWorks initiatives that promote and cultivate creative entrepreneurship in our region.This individual will be responsible for working with ArtWorks Leadership team to set priorities,strategic goals,and build new
partnerships. The Director will oversee all programs, creating and monitoring budgets, rneasuring program impact and oversee support staff.

Responsibilities:
• Oversee CO.STARTERS, 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.
• Maintain relationships with local and national peer organizations, including CO.STARTERS licensing company.
• Oversee and coordinate ArtWorks Big Pitch
• Develop and oversee a new Apprenticeship model pairing creative youths with locaI small businesses to learn a trade and/or skill.
• Identify and develop new programming, events and workshops to support creative entrepreneurship.
• Grow ArtWorks network of entrepreneurs and business professionals to support programs
• Prepare annual budgets and timelines for all departmental programs and initiatives.
• Assess program objectives and determine the most cost-effective means to deliver results
• Make adjustments in real time as needed; striving for continuous improvement before, during and after each program.
• Conduct research, identify best practices, make site visits., and find resources to help senior leaders and trustees make decisions about program possibilities.
• Track progress of all deadlines and deliverables.
• Ensure that all projects are delivered on-time, within scope and within budget.
• Execute the planning and logistics for projects and events.
• Work with the Finance and Accounting team to ensure budgets are reviewed and reconciled.
• Work closely with internal Development team to support fundraising initiatives for programs.
• Manage internal and external communications to committees, customers and partners as it relates to programs and events.
• Work with the Marketing department to administer comprehensive communications and marketing and design needs to increase awareness in community and attendance to programs and events.
• 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.
• Recruit, hire and manage support staff to support department functions, as needed.

The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications, characteristics and abilities:
• Excellent project and staff management capabilities
• Passion about entrepreneurship, the region and its creative talent
• Ease in meeting and developing relationships with new people from diverse backgrounds
• Extremely organized, efficient, detail-oriented and successful at meeting deadlines
• Excellent interpersonal skills both in person and by phone, with high professionalism and exposure to executive level leadership
• Ability to manage multiple budgets, projects and  deadlines at the same time
• Strong customer service ethic and high expectations for quality
• High level of connection with the Cincinnati business and start-up community
• Confidence and experience in public speaking
• Adaptability to potential change in course

Credentials and Experience
:
• Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Entrepreneurship, Economic Development, Business Administration or other related fields
• Minimum of 3 years' experience in entrepreneurship, economic development or small business development
• Experience working with a non-profit organization helpful

About ArtWorks:
At ArtWorks, we are head over heels in love with Cincinnati, and it is our mission to help everyone else experience that love as fully as we do. We are a non-profit that believes creativity is an economic engine. It is our privilege to partner with our local communities, teens, artists and entrepreneurs to put our city's creative power on display for all to enjoy. Through installations, sculptures, and over 100 murals and counting, ArtWorks has become the largest employer of visual artists in the region. Through Creative Enterprise, we provide training, workshops, networking and access to capital for creative entrepreneurs, helping to add vitality to the creative culture of the city. ArtWorks has provided jobs, training and business development support for thousands since we were founded in 1996. To learn more about how ArtWorks is making a difference in the lives of all Cincinnatians through the power of creativity, or to lend your support, visit ArtWorksCincinnati.org

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

To apply: Interested candidates should send resume and a cover letter via e-mail to Colleen Houston at Colleen@ArtWorksCincinnati.org by January 22, 2016. If you should have questions regarding this position and the nature of the position, please also feel free to email Colleen to learn more. We are excited to find the right candidate to fiII this role.

Artworks

Development Coordinator

Posted:
Dec 22, 2015
Job Title: Development Coordinator
Location: ArtWorks, 20 E. Central Pkwy, Cincinnati, OH 
Rate of Pay: Salary starting at: $30,000 (commensurate with experience level); Employee benefits package includes health insurance, paid time off and savings plan.
Reports to: Director of Community Development and Director of Individual Giving
Start date: January 2016

Job Description
:
ArtWorks seeks a highly motivated and passionate individual to assist the Development team. This position is full time and will support the development program with a 30% focus on corporate giving, 50% Donor Recognition and Communications, and 20% Mural Tours and Volunteer Program. This individual’s time will be dedicated to supporting the Director of Community Development & Director of Individual Giving.

This position will provide natural opportunities to build and cultivate sponsors and individual donors for the organization and support Communications projects related to Development. This is a high growth opportunity to build a portfolio of ArtWorks sponsors, individual donors and community partners and drive awareness of the ArtWorks brand and management of our Public Art/Mural tour program.

Key Responsibilities

This is a high growth opportunity to build a portfolio of ArtWorks sponsors, individual donors and community partners and drive awareness of the ArtWorks brand through meaningful collateral and outbound marketing projects as well as Mural tours.

Administrative Support:
· Manage execution and fulfillment of sponsorship agreements/contracts and related elements.
· Maintain follow-up communication with all corporate sponsors, including thank you letters and keeping them current on value-added opportunities and to acknowledge their payments and contributions.
· Donor perk fulfillment for individual donors
· Support outbound communications efforts for mailings.
· Assist with pre-meeting activity with sponsors including pitch presentations, proposals, and coordinating schedules.
· Data entry for new prospects and existing sponsors, keeping track of direct mail lists, overall organization of donor history, generating financial data reports on sponsorship and individual donor activity weekly to finance and leadership
· Direct mail list merging and campaign organization for direct mail efforts
· Processing of all gifts and providing timely thank you letters to individual donors and ushering thank you letters through signers

Communications/Marketing & Event Support
:
· Work collaboratively with the Marketing Communications team and Director of Community Development to: 
o Process website updates related to corporate sponsorship efforts
o Template development of follow-up communications to corporate donors and sponsors of murals, programs and events.
· Process all ticket sales, provide thank you letters and act as first line of contact with ticket holders for events
· Check-in Captain for 3 major ArtWorks events: Breakfast, Fall Fundraiser and Big Pitch. 

Development:
· Work collaboratively with the Director of Community Development to solicit and secure corporate sponsors and in-kind donations for events such as the Annual Breakfast, Big Pitch, Fall Fundraiser and others as well as assist with coordinating logistics for on-site activities. 
· Record, enter and process donations promptly and accurately
· Work with Bookkeeper to reconcile gifts per SalesForce (currently Raiser’s Edge)
· Maintain donor database and physical records
· Generate high volume of donor correspondence accurately
· Generate donor reports and mailing lists as needed
· Track and generate statistical data as it relates to campaigns 
· Oversee and execute Power2Give.com
· Manage sensitive and confidential information with integrity
· Participate on development team to organize and manage mailings, for events and campaigns
· Track ticket sales for Secret ArtWorks and other ArtWorks events
· Other duties as assigned

Database management:
· Manage and lead overall CRM and database for ArtWorks Giving 
· With oversight from Directors, data mine and identify opportunities with donors to help further or deepen relationships with various donor audiences.
· Ensure database is cleaned and “scrubbed” by overall maintenance of records and donor information

Mural Tours & Volunteer Program

· Work with the Director of Community Development on the overall program logistics and marketing goals of driving awareness of ArtWorks Mural Tours as well as identifying corporate sponsors to help fund the program
· Working closely with American Legacy and ensuring volunteers and customers have a high-quality experience including updating the curriculum / script for tour guides
· Manage the financial agreement and contract with American Legacy
· Utilize the strategic plan and roadmap developed in conjunction with the Director of Community Development by promoting the tours to specific prospects and organizations
· Work with American Legacy on new and innovative ideas to help promote our tours (i.e. Brewery/Art Tour)
· Volunteer Program Development preliminary planning, timing and research

The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications and characteristics
· Must be able to demonstrate proactive, deadline-driven leadership with ability to take initiative, balance priorities and meet deadlines.
· Ability to exercise sound judgment and work independently 
· Highly organized, solution-oriented, results-driven and above all else a can-do, positive attitude. 
· Must possess excellent written, verbal, telephone and interpersonal communications skills.
· Must be detail-oriented and have the ability to work on several projects simultaneously. 
· Highly Proficient in Word and Excel. Experience in WordPress preferred.
· Excellent organizational, problem-solving and decision making skills
· Demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively with teams and committees.
· Experience and ease meeting and socializing with people from diverse backgrounds. 
· Manage sensitive and confidential information with integrity.
· Excellent personal and professional references.
· Available for special events, with occasional weekend/evening work

The successful candidate will:
· Adhere to the utmost ethical standards, intuitive, considerate and kind.
· Have a passion for the arts, education, creative enterprise and promoting healing through art.
· Be an excellent representative of ArtWorks
· Be a team-player, hard-working and an independent achiever with a “can do” attitude, must be comfortable in a fast-paced environment with frequent deadlines.
· Be flexible, optimistic, able to receive constructive feedback, and possess a good sense of humor
· Work collaboratively with and in support of all ArtWorks team-members.

Credentials and Experience:
· Bachelor’s degree preferred
· Experience working with a non-profit organization or related field for 3-5 years
· Experience using a CRM database such as Raiser’s Edge or Salesforce.com highly preferred

About ArtWorks
At ArtWorks we are head over heels in love with Cincinnati, and it is our mission to help everyone experience that love. We believe creativity is an economic engine, and we combine public art and job creation to make Cincinnati even more beautiful. Through installations, sculptures, and over 100 murals and counting, we make the city a canvas for our collective betterment. Along the way, ArtWorks has become the largest employer of visual artists in the region, and we’ve provided jobs and training for thousands of local teens, artists and entrepreneurs since 1996. It is our privilege to partner with our local communities and artists to put our city’s creative power on display for all to enjoy. To learn more about how ArtWorks is making a difference in the lives of all Cincinnatians through the power of art, or to lend your support, visit ArtWorksCincinnati.org 

To apply: Interested candidates should send resume, cover letter and two writing samples via e-mail to Lisa David at lisa@ArtWorksCincinnati.org.

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

ArtWorks/Brave Berlin

Executive Project Manager

Posted:
Dec 22, 2015
EXECUTIVE PROJECT MANAGER - CONTRACT POSITION OPENING

JOB DESCRIPTION
We are recruiting an experienced Executive Project Manager who will help us develop, implement and manage the Blink festival in Cincinnati, OH with the goal of delivering the project on time, within budget and within scope. This position offers a rewarding challenge in a professional and dynamic environment, competitive salary. The position is an independent contract term, extending from January 1, 2016 to May 1, 2017 with the opportunity to extend the role contingent upon the festival’s first year success. 

ABOUT BLINK
Blink is the inaugural four-day celebration of art, light and the vibrant urban core of Cincinnati and its creative talent. Blink takes place in March of 2017 and will play host to a myriad of local and international talent that will descend upon Cincinnati, bringing it to life through projection mapping, light installations, performance, public art and larger than life murals. The project was conceived by the Haile Foundation in conjunction with local creative firms AGAR and Brave Berlin, as well as ArtWorks. 

RESPONSIBILITIES 
• Coordinate internal resources and third parties/vendors for the flawless execution of the Blink festival in 2017. 
• Ensure that all projects are delivered on-time, within scope and within budget.
• Assist in the definition of project scope and objectives, involving all relevant stakeholders and ensuring technical feasibility.
• Prepare annual budgets and timelines for all festival events.
• Work within the budgetary guidelines to achieve budgeted results.
• Execute the planning and logistics for assigned community events.
• Work closely with the Finance and Accounting team to ensure processes and controls are in place for each event.
• Assess event objectives and determine the most cost-effective means to deliver results.
• Identify and help with the hiring of key personnel. 
• Manage the fulfillment of specific contracts associated with event suppliers and vendors for all events.
• Manage internal and external communications to committees, customers, and partners as it relates to assigned events.
• Coordinate, manage and train volunteers for all Blink events.
• Work with the Marketing department to administer a comprehensive communication and marketing strategy to increase attendance at assigned community events.
• Make adjustments in real time as needed; striving for continuous improvement 
before, during and after each event.
• Conduct research, identify best practices, make site visits, and find resources to help senior leaders make decisions about event possibilities.
• Track progress of all deadlines and deliverables. 

REQUIREMENTS 
• Extremely organized, efficient, detail-oriented and successful at meeting deadlines with demonstrated experience within high stress situations
• Excellent interpersonal skills both in person and by phone, with high professionalism and exposure to executive level leadership.
• Ability to manage multiple budgets, projects and deadlines at the same time
• Strong customer service ethic and high expectations for quality
• High level of connection with the Cincinnati business community
• Minimum of 5+ years of event/project management experience, preferably associated with events of significant size/scale and a Bachelor’s degree are required. 

CONTACT
Cover letter, resume and salary requirements should be sent by email only to: 
britainy@braveberlin.com by no later than January 20, 2016.

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

Individual Giving Manager

Posted:
Dec 22, 2015
Company Description: The CSO is a dynamic ensemble of some of the world’s finest musicians. The CSO is the umbrella organization for the Cincinnati Symphony and Cincinnati Pops Orchestras, presenting more than 100+ concerts and events annually. A thriving organization with a growing support base of audiences and contributors, the CSO is the cornerstone of the Cincinnati arts community and an anchor cultural institution in Over-the-Rhine, with additional summer performances at Riverbend Music Center. 

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

Position Summary: Reporting to the Director of Individual Giving and Donor Services, the Individual Giving Manager serves as a member of the Philanthropy Team that executes strategies to secure general gifts from individuals up to $1,500 to the Annual Fund campaign. The Individual Giving Manager supports and implements day-today administration of five giving circles; performs specialized functions independently and at a best-in-class level; synthesizes and communicates frontline insights and improvement opportunities; compiles, develops, and analyzes data and reports; and informs and refines systems and processes all with the goal of promoting a culture of philanthropy that celebrates the generosity of every donor who invests in the mission of the CSO.  

Job Responsibilities:
· Assist the Director of Individual Giving and Donor Services with quarterly and annual fundraising plans, donors solicitations, cultivation and stewardship efforts for gifts <$1,500 
· Write content and manage the production of fundraising materials, including direct mail appeals, telefunding scripts, brochures, website, eblasts and newsletter articles
· Implement fundraising strategies to meet budgeted income goals, as well as the appropriate moves management strategies to upgrade donors to higher giving levels
· With the Director of Individual Giving and Donor Services, the Director of Events and the Leadership Giving Manager, manage various cultivation and recognition events annually, as well as guest artist receptions
· With the Individual Giving Team, coordinate regular Individual Giving status to internal and external leadership
· Collaborate  with the Leadership Giving Manager to identify prospects in the general gifts campaign who are ready for additional cultivation to increase their support to the institution
· Maintain a prospect pool of approximately 50 active constituents using moves management strategies
· Assist with intern and volunteer management to provide the Philanthropy Department administrative support
· Perform prospect research Work with the Data Team to manage Tessitura upgrade projects and Department report requests
· Serve as the department representative on the Website Team, ensure that Philanthropy Department pages are updated regularly Manage portion of individual donor budget, ensuring revenue targets are met or exceed and expenses are kept within stated parameters, including managing collateral supply inventory 
· Provide VIP ticketing assistance to donors and other patrons
· Manage Annual Fund communications through the monthly donor e-newsletters, CSO website and Symphony-Email

Qualifications: The ideal candidate must be extremely detail-oriented, have excellent computer, strategic thinking, organizational and communication skills. They must possess the ability to work effectively under pressure and harmoniously with other staff, and observe the highest level of discretion and confidentiality when dealing with donors. This individual also must have outstanding capacities for personal presentation, organization, self motivation, accuracy, follow-through, timeliness, consistency, and the ability to handle a multitude of tasks under deadline pressure.
The candidate also must possess the following qualifications and/or characteristics:
· Undergraduate degree with two to to four years individual fundraising experience, preferably in the nonprofit arts sector
· Excellent written, verbal communication and editing skills
· Ability to work independently, set priorities, multi-task and use independent judgment while keeping Supervisor informed of work activity and issues
· Ability to maintain the strictest of confidence and utmost honesty
· Must interact effectively with all levels of staff, volunteers, donors and prospects
· Extraordinary donor relations skills
· Experience with relational databases such as Tessitura
· Comfortable analyzing statistical reports and manipulating data within a database to generate forms/cards, etc.
· Goal- and team-oriented, motivated and enthusiastic, curious and perceptive, entrepreneurial and adaptive, disciplined and responsible, tenacious and passionate
· Willingness to work outside traditional business hours and to assume other responsibilities as assigned

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

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

Please send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to:
Human Resources
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Music Hall
1241 Elm Street
Cincinnati, OH  45202
Or via email at: hr@cincinnatisymphony.org
Please put “Individual Giving Manager” in the subject line.
No third party applications will be accepted.

Artonomy Inc.

Art Sales Consultant

Posted:
Dec 17, 2015
Artonomy Inc., a Cincinnati based art design and consultancy firm, is looking for a bright, energetic Art Sales Consultant to assist in designing, creating and selling artwork programs for the hospitality, healthcare, retail and corporate industries.  This is a full time position.  
Our mission is to reinforce identity through art.

Responsibilities:
Big Ideas - We want someone who can curate and design art in a big way for our clients. This includes everything from sales presentations to framing to artwork placement and installations.
Project Management - We need someone who can manage multiple jobs, budgets, people and clients.
New Business Development - We are looking for someone who is sales-oriented and can properly represent Artonomy to our clients and prospective clients.
Sales / Marketing- We need someone who can close the deal and loves the challenge of sales while maintaining client relationships.

Qualifications:
Proficient in Graphic Art and Design software and tools including MS Word and Excel
Must be a Big Idea person
Prefer Art / Graphic Design / Sales or Marketing Degree
Strong verbal, written and interpersonal skills
Must be able to move quickly between tasks
A team player and results-oriented
Use utmost respect and confidentiality at all times

Please send resume and salary requirements to davehumphrey@artonomyinc.com

Cincinnati Nature Center

Nature Shop Manager (part-time)

Posted:
Dec 16, 2015
Position: Nature Shop Manager (part-time)

With its award-winning trails, excellent interpretive educational programs, and strong sense of community, Cincinnati Nature Center leads the way in connecting people to the natural world. 

As part of the Visitor Experience Team, Cincinnati Nature Center is accepting applications for a part-time Nature Shop Manager. This person is responsible for the overall management of The Nature Shop including retail sales, merchandise purchasing and managing, financial reporting, training and supervising staff and volunteers. The Nature Shop Manager works with local artisans to promote and sell locally-made products as well manage seasonal sales including plant sales and bird seed sales. In addition, this person works to organize and manage art exhibits at our visitor center.

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of five years of retail management experience - preferably in the museum or boutique shop world. In addition we seek a team member who possesses strong retail financial management skills, excellent customer service, attention to detail and service, and the ability to build community through outstanding communication. Interested applicants should send resumes to Kristi Masterson at:Kmasterson@cincynature.org.
 

MUSE Cincinnati Women's Choir

Resident Accompanist

Posted:
Dec 16, 2015
Position: Resident Accompanist Position

MUSE, Cincinnati’s Women’s Choir, is looking for a resident accompanist starting January 4th, 2015. We are an auditioned, musically excellent, diverse, social justice choir. We are looking for an excellent accompanist with the ability to play all styles well: gospel, classical, pop and modern choral music.  

Rehearsals: We meet in the Sanctuary of Community Matters in Lower Price Hill on Monday evenings from 7:00-9:30 p.m.

Compensation: Pay is $4,000-$5,000 annually paid in monthly installments and is determined by the applicant’s experience. 

To apply: Please e-mail your resume and letter of interest to Rhonda Juliano, Artistic Director at artisticdirector@musechoir.org.

Vision: An inclusive and feminist choral community advocating for peace and social justice. 
 

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park

The Bruce E. Coyle Acting Internship Program Auditions

Posted:
Dec 14, 2015
Going into its 20th season, the Playhouse's Bruce E. Coyle Acting Internship Program is committed to fostering the development of emerging actors in order to help them create a solid foundation on which to build a sustainable career as an artist. The acting internship supports young artists as they learn to acclimate to the world of professional theatre and the approach necessary when choosing to make acting a job versus an enrichment experience.
 
By the end of the season, interns will experience a range of acting opportunities from performing children's theatre and understudying to performing main stage ensemble roles and experimental theatre for Millennial professionals. They will also develop supplemental job skills, produce enough resume work to qualify for immediate employment and develop a personal career plan for launching their careers in a specific market.
 
COMPENSATION: Compensation includes a monthly stipend and health benefits, as well as Actors' Equity (EMC) points for ensemble and understudy roles. Housing is not included.
 
CONTRACT DATES: August 2016 through May 2017.
 
AUDITION DATES: December 28, 2015- General Audition
                                 February 13, 2016- Call Back Audition (Mandatory)
                                 Video Auditions accepted until January 8, 2016

Go to Cincyplay.com and click on the employment tab for more information and to sign up for an audition slot.

Please no calls or emails. 

Fitton Center for Creative Arts

Mural Design Selection Committee Members

Posted:
Dec 9, 2015
Would you like to be part of our Mural Design Selection Committee?
StreetSpark is a new public art initiative between the Fitton Center for Creative Arts and the City of Hamilton. StreetSpark will select buildings and send out a Call to Artists for mural designs. Selection Committee members will attend 1-2 meetings per year (TBD February-March) in order to discuss, score and select from the submitted designs through a blind jury process.

Selection Committee Member Criteria:
· Preference to arts professionals (visual artists, designers, art administrators, art educators, etc.)
· Applicant should have a genuine interest in advancing quality public art in Hamilton
· Applicant agrees to attend meetings and participate in discussion/selection of designs
· Applicant must live within a 35 mile radius of Hamilton

Please visit http://fittoncenter.org/streetspark/ to apply! Application deadline is December 28, 2015.
 

Art Academy of Cincinnati

Receptionist/Front Desk

Posted:
Dec 4, 2015
The Art Academy of CIncinnati is seeking a part-time Front Desk Receptionist. 

Interested applicants should submit a Letter of Interest, a current Resume or Curriculum Vitae, and Contact Information for at least three professional references. These documents should be attached to an email and sent toregistrar@artacademy.edu no later than December 20, 2015. No phone calls, please. The Art Academy of Cincinnati is an EEOC/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Hours: 15 hours a week, M-F

Job Description:Receptionist/Front Desk

The position of Receptionist/Front Desk is a position with very high visibility at AAC. The incumbent is literally the first contact with AAC employees that visitors have when entering the building. As such, being friendly, polite, and attentive to our visitor's needs, as well as being perceptive about the environment in the building that day, is just as important as the technical and computer skills needed to perform this job. Providing good customer service to all visitors, no matter the purpose of their visit at AAC, is of paramount importance. 

Of equal importance is how the incumbent handles her/himself while answering the phone.  Again, the incumbent is the first contact with AAC employees that callers have when calling AAC. Prompt response to all incoming calls, as well as courteous, informative and helpful assistance to all callers, is important in order to successfully complete the tasks associated with this position. 

The incumbent will be expected to perform the following tasks on a routine basis as part of their daily duties:

1) Greet all visitors to the AAC. Ask the nature of their visit and who they are visiting. Contact what AAC employee to let them know their visitor(s) is here. Answer any questions about AAC. Point out the restrooms, water fountain and seating areas while they wait for their host. In all interactions with visitors, be upbeat and positive while maintaining a professional appearance and demeanor.

2) Answer all phone calls promptly, generally by the third (3rd) ring. After ascertaining the nature of the phone call, attempt to answer or satisfy the caller's needs with information or referral to other information sources. If needed, transfer the caller to the appropriate AAC personnel for further assistance. Prior to placing a caller on hold, explain why this needs to happen and ask the caller if it is ok to do that. Try not to let any caller remain on hold for longer than 60 seconds. In all interactions with visitors, be upbeat and positive while maintaining a professional appearance and demeanor.

3) Perform light research duties as assigned by AAC staff. Research would typically include, but is not limited to, finding data on other art & design colleges, finding student data, finding data on other colleges and universities, finding federal and state data related to higher education and other projects as assigned. All research will be done through internet searches, so incumbent must be competent in the usage of search engines. 

4) Perform light word processing and spreadsheet duties, notably in connection with the above research duties. Incumbent should possess those skills prior to employment at ACC. 

5) Maintain work space and lobby areas and keep orderly, neat and organized. Promptly notify AAC facilities personnel should there be a need for their services, such as large spills, damage to lobby equipment or fixtures, or other items outside the scope fo this position. 

6) Professional and courteous interaction and coordination with ACC security personnel is a very important part of this position. Incumbent will be expected to perform all reception duties, but can rely upon security personnel if assistance is needed for non-reception duties. 

7) When leaving the front desk during normal business hours, arrange for coverage from another AAC employee or student worker. 

8) Other duties as assigned. 

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company

Volunteer House Managers

Posted:
Dec 2, 2015
Volunteer opportunity at Cincinnati Shakespeare Company:

Volunteer House Managers are needed to assist in the box office during performances. Time commitment is approximately 3 hours per evening or afternoon. Multiple performance shifts are available during each production run. 

House managers will be responsible for greeting patrons as they enter the theatre, checking tickets, and attending to the comfort and safety of theatregoers. 

House managers may stay and see the performance if tickets are available. 

Please contact Cal Harris, Director of Audience Services, for more information or to apply:Cal.harris@cincyshakes.com or 513-381-2273 ext. 1.

Cincinnati Art Museum

Event Captain (Part Time)

Posted:
Nov 23, 2015
Position: Event Captain (Part Time)
The Cincinnati Art Museum has an immediate opening for a part-time Event Captain in the Art Museum’s Special Events and Catering Department.

Job Summary:
The Event Captain is responsible for ensuring that his/her assigned events and activities are organized and executed, resulting in the complete satisfaction of the guests attending the event.  The Event Captain will supervise and lead the event staff at all stages of a function from set-up to breakdown.  The position will report directly to the Hospitality Manager & Executive Chef and will partner closely with other Art Museum departments.

General Responsibilities:
- Oversees all event service operations and ensures that all event service details are executed. Assist in ensuring that the events are on time. Make adjustments as needed and relay that information to the appropriate personnel. 
- Review Banquet Event Orders (BEO’s) at the beginning of each shift to ensure room are set as contracted. Confirm and assist in setup of A/V equipment as needed for the event.
- Responsible for the performance of the event service staff, including direct supervision of the event staff.  Manage the staffing levels before and during the events.  
- Collaborate with the Chef and Special Events sales team to ensure that quality service is provided for all meeting and event guests. 
- Be an active liaison between the guests and other Art Museum staff to ensure outstanding customer service while maintaining company procedures and complying with company policies 
- Maintain all equipment and facilities in an organized, clean, safe environment.
- Communicate any areas of need, problems, and concerns from guest to the Hospitality Manager
- Work closely with Security, Buildings and Grounds, and Visitor Services staff to schedule and perform transportation of supplies and equipment as needed throughout the Art Museum.
- Complete administrative tasks as assigned by Hospitality Manager
 
Requirements
High School graduate or equivalent vocational training certificate required. Bachelor’s degree in Hospitality, or a related business degree preferred. Minimum of 2 years of experience in events/ banquets, food & beverage, conference services or a related discipline is required. Excellent written and oral communication skills required.  Positive interpersonal and customer service skills required. Strong project management skills required

Physical Requirements 
- Ability to speak and hear 
- Close and distance vision 
- Identify and distinguish colors
- Frequent standing with some walking and sitting 
- Will stand for long periods of time 
- Frequently lifts/carries up to 25 lbs 
- Occasionally lifts/carries up to 50 lbs 
- Continual use of manual dexterity and gross motor skills with frequent use of bi-manual dexterity and fine motor skills 
- Able to reach hands and arms in any direction and kneel, stoop or crouch repeatedly 

Working Conditions
May work indoor or outdoor settings.  Varying schedule to include evenings, holidays and extended hours as business dictates
 
To Apply:
Resume may be mailed or sent electronically to Cincinnati Art Museum, Attention: Human Resources Department, 953 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45202. 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.
 
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

Security Guard - Second Shift

Posted:
Nov 23, 2015
Position: Full Time Security Guard - Second Shift

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

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

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
· Monitoring alarm and closed circuit monitor systems throughout building and grounds of the Art Museum.
· Checking the facilities for leaks or other system failures.
· Dispersing and collection of keys and swipe cards, and signing in and out of outside vendors and visitors in a friendly manner.
· Creating daily work lists, answering phones for Security department, and assisting with the lost and found log.
· Assisting with new name badges, absentee reports, relaying messages, and monitoring employee and delivery entrance.
· Handling administrative duties and projects when assigned by supervisor.
· Assisting supervisors and team leaders with ideas for improving the visitor experience.  Working with the frontline teams to create ongoing training and professional development opportunities for staff in visitor service.
· Assisting with the frontline newsletter and working with supervisors to update the Art Museum on Security accomplishments and visitor success stories at monthly staff meetings.
· Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Requirements:
A high school diploma or general education degree, in addition to at least two (2) years of related work experience.  Must possess ability to communicate and work well under high pressure and emergency situations.  Knowledge of computer programs and electronic systems required.  Must be self-motivated, multi-task oriented, and be able to work well within a team environment. 
Due to the essential nature of all full time Security positions, full time staff must be flexible with hours, including some nights, weekends and holidays, as well as have reliable transportation to and from the Art Museum.

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

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

Cincinnati Museum Center

Exhibits Crew Member (Part Time)

Posted:
Nov 20, 2015
Job Title: EXHIBITS Part time CREW
Department: Exhibits
Reports To: Chris Novy
Incumbent: N/A

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.

Responsibilities

Installation, Maintenance, and De-installation of Exhibits – 100%
This position will be a temporary tech for Cincinnati Museum Center’s exhibits department, assisting with setup, fabrication, and space preparation responsibilities related to installation and de-installation of exhibits.
· Assists teams for installations and de-installations of traveling exhibits and fabrication projects.
· Provides technical support where required.
· Troubleshoots and repairs technical, structural or cosmetic problems as requested.

Qualifications

Required:
· Valid driver’s license. 
· Experience handling, escorting, and caring for art, artifacts, and valuable exhibitry. 
· Ability to read and work from building plans, scaled designs, and construction drawings.
· Experience in fabrication, painting, and carpentry. 
· Electrical skills, including experience running wires to power projectors, interactives, and displays. 
· Ability to use hand and power tools.Strong communication skills, attention to detail, and customer service commitment. 
· Ability to manage time and organize tasks efficiently.  
· Ability to self-motivate and work autonomously.  
· Ability to drive and work on 19’ and 26’ scissor lift to work in a lighting grid, hang  lighting track/fixtures,  wiring and props.  

Preferred:
· A minimum of 1-2 years of experience working with exhibits, museums or other arts production-related organizations.
· Ability to fabricate using a table saw, band saw, panel saw, chop saw, planer, jointer, sander, and grinder, and experience with prepping and applying a wide variety of finishes on wood, metal, plastics.
· Electrical experience, including working with and troubleshooting low voltage DC, LED lighting, 120VAC wiring.  
· Computer skills, including but not limited to: basic programming, html, Vectorworks and/or AutoCAD, file transport software (e.g., Dropbox), and all Adobe and MS Office suites in both Mac and PC platforms.
· Experience in exhibits, display, or set design.
· Experience with forklift driving, audio/visual equipment including digital audio and video machines, digital projectors, digital cameras, Flash Card Media, video/DVD & audio editing, and Macromedia Flash are all pluses. 

Additional Information 

· Work experience with set or exhibit design, construction and installation (including lighting) is beneficial.
· The ideal candidate will work flexibly and harmoniously within a team, and will participate in and contribute to creative brainstorming sessions.

Position is part-time, on call and requires as much as 40 hours per week, some paid overtime into the evenings and weekends when required to meet tight exhibit opening deadlines.  

This is an hourly position. 

Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra

Development Manager

Posted:
Nov 20, 2015
Position: Development Manager 
Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra Mission: We create intimate, transformative experiences that connect the musically curious.
Overview: The Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra (CCO) seeks a seasoned, motivated, part-time Development Manager to serve as a critical team member. The Development Manager will be responsible for setting and managing the overall development strategy for the CCO.
Reports to: General Manager
Hours: 20 hours weekly (4-5 hours per day). Some schedule flexibility available. Some weekends and evenings may be required.

Responsibilities
· Development
· Build and implement annual development plan, as part of full CCO patron advancement plan (marketing and development)
· Manage fundraising for the CCO, including annual fund (Crescendo and Holiday Campaigns), individual giving, Board cultivation, corporate sponsorships, program book advertisement program, special events and new donor development
· Work collaboratively with the Music Director, General Manager and Board of Trustees in identifying and courting major gifts
· Develop and manage planned giving program
· Grow and manage CCO endowment
· Develop and manage fundraising materials, websites, etc.
· Process all donations through online database software
· Complete regular reports for donation tracking
· Prepare and send all gift acknowledgements accurately and promptly 
· Plan, draft and send regular donor newsletters
· Work closely with the Business and Grants Manager assisting as needed with grant applications and final reports. Approve all grant applications and final reports (with the General Manager) before being submitted
· Attend and report on development at all Board and Development Committee meetings
· Participate in short/long-range planning and strategic planning as needed
· Provide administrative support as needed
· Other duties as requested by the General Manager

Qualifications:
· Bachelor’s Degree, focus in Arts Administration preferred
· Previous experience in not-for-profit development required, 5 years preferred
· Database software experience, such as Artful.ly, a plus
· Thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office suite
· Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite a plus
· Superior verbal and written communication skills
· A self-started who can work independently and make critical decisions
· Courteous with impeccable manners, including phone and email etiquette
· Attention to detail
· Ability to attend evening and weekend meetings/functions as required
· Passion for music and/or previous experience with a performing arts organization is a plus

To apply: Please send a cover letter, resume and three professional references to LeAnne Anklan, General Manager, at ccoproduction@gmail.com

About the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra: The CCO is an independent ensemble of 32 professional musicians that celebrated its 40th anniversary season in 2014 and launched the critically acclaimed summer music festival Summermusik in August, 2015. The CCO offers a vibrant and fresh musical experience in an intimate and informal setting, for both the seasoned and novice concert patron. The CCO’s size allows for flexibility and creativity in programming, the ideal ensemble for presenting orchestral works ranging from the Baroque and Classical eras to commissioned works by contemporary composers. Collaborations have become a hallmark of the CCO, including ongoing partnerships with VAE: Cincinnati’s Vocal Arts Ensemble and Madcap Puppets. More information at www.ccocincinnati.org.

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

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

Marketing Intern (Part Time)

Posted:
Nov 20, 2015
Position: Marketing Intern (part time)
Reports to: Marketing Manager (Andrew Duncan)

This internship will give broad exposure to all areas of a thriving, world-class arts institution with an annual budget of $40 million. This internship is unpaid and is flexible: 6-20 hours per week depending on a mutually agreeable schedule. 

Responsibilities include:
· Assist with executing marketing plans across all product lines (CSO, Pops, May Festival, Lollipops, etc.)
· Assist with copywriting across all product lines
· Assist with documenting and analyzing patron research
· Assist with digital/social media/mobile initiatives
· Coordinate CSO presence at selected external and internal events; distribute brochures, answer questions, serve as a CSO/Pops ambassador
· Assist with developing, executing and measuring the effectiveness of patron appreciation and audience engagement initiatives
· Other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills and Experience Preferred:
· Upper level (college junior of senior) and/or graduate student pursuing degrees in Marketing, Arts Management, Public Relations, Journalism, Music or Communications preferred. 
· Excellent project management, and verbal/written communication and computer skills (Microsoft Office Suite)
· Innate curiosity and willingness to learn
· Enjoys working collaboratively but also takes initiative to work independently
· Ability to professionally represent the CSO at concerts, and in the community
· Thrives in an extremely fast-paced environment and can process information on the fly
· Some knowledge of classical and/or choral music a plus
· Experience with research (surveymonkey.com, Google Analytics) and databases (Tessitura), and data analysis a big plus

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

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

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

Please send cover letter, resume and compensation requirements to:

Human Resources
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Music Hall
1241 Elm Street
Cincinnati, OH  45202

Or via email at: hr@cincinnatisymphony.org
Please put “Marketing Intern” in the subject line.

No third party applications will be accepted.

Frame USA

Retail Sales Associate and Custom Framer - Full Time

Posted:
Nov 18, 2015
JOB SUMMARY: At Frame USA, we are a small, energetic, growing company; we are currently accepting applications for a Full Time Retail Store Associate & Custom Art Framer.

Frame USA offers competitive pay and is also pleased to offer a full benefit package that includes health, dental, vision, and life insurance as well as a 401(k) retirement savings plan and vacation and Annual Salary increase. 

This position is 40 hours a week from Monday-Saturday. The retail store hours are Monday to Friday 10am to 7pm and on Saturday 10am to 6pm. 
Salary: $11.00 /hour

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS, not inclusive of all job duties and responsibilities:
• Frame USA Employee’s job is to deliver the Company’s key results.
• Greet customers and ascertain what each customer wants or needs.
• Assist customers in the custom matting and/or framing of various varieties of artwork. This process includes giving professional advice and recommendations, as necessary.
• Assisting in the store inventory process. Completing weekly store orders of ready-made frames and replenishing of stock.
• Custom Frame. When not with customers you will be an integral part of the custom framing team. If not experienced we will train you.
• Open and close registers. Compute sales prices, total purchases and receive and process cash or credit payment; enter work orders, research customer purchase history, etc.
• Balance cash drawers and bag monies and place them in the company safe daily.
• Adhere to all safety and sanitation rules/regulations. Keep work areas clean at all times.
• Assure mats and frames are put away after each customer consultation is completed, continuously check isles to make sure frames are in proper bins and that isles are clean and free of debris. 
• Change the marquee sign as instructed by Retail Store Manager. Assist in dry-mounting and hanging of in-store promotional signage, as necessary. 
• Perform other duties as assigned, to include creating “Raving Fans”.

To apply: Send your resume to rsingh@frameusa.com or 
Visit our website http://www.frameusa.com/pages/careers

We are located at: 
225 Northland Blvd
Cincinnati, OH 45246

QUALIFICATIONS
High School Diploma or GED equivalent required. Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting and selling products or services; this includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services and evaluation of customer satisfaction. Must have the ability to read, interpret information contained on instructional documents. Must possess exceptional listening and communication skills. Must have the ability to use computerized cash register. Must be able to work overtime and/or flexible work hours, as required.

Employees will be subject to a background check and drug screening.

Art Academy of Cincinnati

Art Academy After School Instructor

Posted:
Nov 13, 2015
Position: Art Academy After School Instructor

The Art Academy of Cincinnati, established in 1869, is an independent college of art and design. Degrees granted are the Associate of Science in Graphic Design; the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Design, Illustration, Painting and Drawing, Photography, Print Media, and Sculpture; and the Master of Arts in Art Education. 
Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design, the Art Academy is a charter member of NASAD. The Art Academy is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a charter member of the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design and the Greater Cincinnati Consortium of Colleges and Universities.
The campus is located at 1212 Jackson Street in historic Over-the-Rhine. The public is welcome and gallery hours are 9a-9p Monday – Friday and 9a-5p Saturday and Sunday, unless otherwise noted. For more information, call 513-562-6262 or visit www.artacademy.edu.

The AAC Community Education Department (AAC CE) proposes to create visual art opportunities not found during the typical school day in the form of after school art programs for students in 3-6th, 7-8th, and/or 9-12th grades. The program will combine aspects of the AAC CE award-winning foundational approach to art teaching, with components of college and career readiness projects to create a blend of technical instruction and real-world applications. 

Hours Available: Temporary employment by assignment or term beginning in January. Hours available after school between 2-6 pm, some daytime or evening hours required for recruitment, planning, or community events. 

Responsibilities:
· Develop and deliver lesson plans for specific grade levels that meet the goals of the program, host once-a-month family/community art night, and implement end of term exhibition.
· Follow all AAC procedures and guidelines and work with administration as needed for the success of the program (i.e. classroom attendants, working with the reading specialist with questions, etc.)
· Conduct student evaluations as scheduled using AAC processes.
· Work with and supervise Assistant Artist in their roles and duties (that includes class preparation, coordinating supplies, teaching assisting, and additional duties appropriate for teaching assistant)

Qualifications 
· Degree in the arts, arts education, or other with equivalent field of experience
· Experience with teaching youth in a hands-on art environment, in a variety of ages, skill levels, and backgrounds
· Excellent classroom management, organization skills, and mentoring skills
· Excellent presentation, written, and verbal communication skills
· Passion for integrating arts and academics
· Reliable transportation
· Background check is required

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 
Please no phone calls. 

Art Academy of Cincinnati

Art Academy SmartArt Instructor

Posted:
Nov 13, 2015
Position: Art Academy SmartArt Instructor

The Art Academy of Cincinnati, established in 1869, is an independent college of art and design. Degrees granted are the Associate of Science in Graphic Design; the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Design, Illustration, Painting and Drawing, Photography, Print Media, and Sculpture; and the Master of Arts in Art Education. 
Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design, the Art Academy is a charter member of NASAD. The Art Academy is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a charter member of the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design and the Greater Cincinnati Consortium of Colleges and Universities.
The campus is located at 1212 Jackson Street in historic Over-the-Rhine. The public is welcome and gallery hours are 9a-9p Monday – Friday and 9a-5p Saturday and Sunday, unless otherwise noted. For more information, call 513-562-6262 or visit www.artacademy.edu.

The AAC’s Community Education Department (AAC CE) 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 AAC, and funded by a grant from Procter & Gamble, has supported art integration in Cincinnati Public Schools. This long-running, successful program provides a free, hands-on, art lesson that coordinates with the CPS teacher’s curriculum.
The classroom teacher selects the subject matter and curriculum to be covered, and then the SmartArt instructor will coordinate with the CPS teacher, plan, and implement the lesson. 

Hours Available
Temporary employment by assignment or term
Variable schedule during school hours (7a-3p) 

Responsibilities
· Communicate with the classroom teacher to coordinate visit and lesson plan
· Create customized lesson plan with age and material appropriate activities according to the classroom’s request and Common Core Standards
· Acquire and transport all supplies necessary to implement lesson
 
Qualifications:
· Degree in the arts, arts education, or other with equivalent field of experience
· Experience with teaching youth in a hands-on art environment, in a variety of age levels and backgrounds
· Excellent classroom management, organization skills, and mentoring skills
· Excellent presentation, written, and verbal communication skills
· Passion for integrating arts and academics
· Reliable transportation
· Background check is required

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

Please no phone calls.

Middletown Arts Center

Social Media Intern (Unpaid)

Posted:
Nov 13, 2015
Position: Social Media Intern (Unpaid)

Description
The Middletown Arts Center is  looking to bring on an intern (unpaid) with strong knowledge and understanding of the digital media landscape, including various social media websites.The MAC is currently redesigning our website, and will soon launch a social media campaign. Ideal candidate will be a creative thinker, have an appreciation for art, be able to successfully meet deadlinesand be flexible with duties and schedules in order to integrate into our vibrant team.

Responsibilities
-Monitor and post on blogs, forums, and social networks
-Online outreach and promotion using Facebook, MySpace, LinkedIn, Twitter, and more
-Website and social media optimization
-Artist research & database creation
-10-20 hours a week
-Can be primarily offsite work depending on candidate
The Middletown Arts Center will offer free visual art classes and a fantastic reference in exchange for your time.
 
Interested persons should send resume and references to Leslie Pinto atlpinto@middletownartscenter.com

Middletown Arts Center

Adult Glass Fusing and Slumping Instructor

Posted:
Nov 13, 2015
Adult Glass Fusing/Slumping Instructor
The Middletown Arts Center seeks an adult glass instructor to teach glass fusing & slumping beginning in 2016.
Qualified persons will be available to teach weekday morning, afternoon and evening classes for adults of all skill levels.

Please send a resume and 3 images of professional work to Leslie Pinto atlpinto@middletownartscenter.com

Middletown Arts Center

Adult Enameling Instructor

Posted:
Nov 13, 2015
Adult Enameling Instructor
The Middletown Arts Center seeks an adult enameling instructor to teach manipulating powered, lump and thread glass techniques beginning in 2016.
Qualified persons will be available to teach weekday morning, afternoon and evening classes for adults of all skill levels.

Please send a resume and 3 images of professional work to Leslie Pinto atlpinto@middletownartscenter.com
 

Middletown Arts Center

Adult Jewelry Instructor

Posted:
Nov 13, 2015
Adult Jewelry Instructor
The Middletown Arts Center seeks an adult jewelry instructor to teach design, sawing, filing, soldering and finishing techniques beginning in 2016.
Qualified persons will be available to teach weekday morning, afternoon and evening classes for adults of all skill levels.

Please send a resume and 3 images of professional work to Leslie Pinto at lpinto@middletownartscenter.com

Middletown Arts Center

Adult Ceramics Instructor

Posted:
Nov 13, 2015
Adult Ceramics Instructor
The Middletown Arts Center seeks an adult ceramics instructor to teach hand building and wheel throwing classes beginning in 2016.
Qualified persons will be available to teach weekday morning, afternoon and evening classes for adults of all skill levels.

Please send a resume and 3 images of professional work to Leslie Pinto atlpinto@middletownartscenter.com
 

Visionaries + Voices

Part Time Studio Coordinator (ceramic background preferred)

Posted:
Nov 6, 2015
Position: Part Time Studio Coordinator (with ceramic background preferred)

Description: Visionaries + Voices is a non-profit organization that provides self-directed, professional studio space for artists with disabilities. The goal of the studio is to create art, build relationships, and develop professionally as an artist. The overall responsibility of the Studio Coordinator will be to support V+V artists in the studio, and promote the continued growth and development of the organization. This position will work closely with the Studio Director, Studio Coordinators, and V+V Artists. The Studio Coordinator will spend the majority of work time with V+V artists working on various projects and duties in the studio.

Responsibilities:
• Promote a positive and inclusive studio environment
• Maintain ceramic’s area of studio, order ceramic supplies as needed, operate kiln (We have a Skutt automatic)
• Encourage V+V artists’ professional growth through workshops, artwork promotion, studio based projects, 
   activities, and artist meetings
• Assist artists daily with all physical, emotional, and artistic needs
• Attend and participate in weekly staff meetings
• Communicate daily studio-art-centered business with artists, staff, families, care providers, DDS team members, 
   and other collaborating agencies, and supporters as directed by the Studio Director
• Put into daily practice activities, methodologies, and goals for each artist as written in his/her individual plan
• Attend yearly V+V artists’ support plan meetings, and oversee the authoring of goals and methodologies when      
  directed by Studio Director
• Work collaboratively with staff and artists to prepare and run exhibitions and special events both in and out of the
   studio setting
• Keep current on required training and continuing education classes
• Track daily documentation and attendance to meet DDS requirements 
• Maintain and organize studio documents 
• Help train, support, and engage volunteers
• Represent V+V professionally in the studio and community settings 
• Organize, maintain, and document artwork electronically
• Maintain, clean, and organize studio and gallery space
• Transport artists to and from studio and community engagement opportunities
• Support artist activities in the community including but not limited to exhibitions, presentations, art fairs/festivals, 
   field trips, and openings
• Assist with other projects and duties as needed

Qualifications:
• Ability to maintain a strong work ethic in a diverse, high-energy environment 
• Background in art preferred with knowledge of kiln operations
• Strong organizational, writing, and communication skills 
• Valid driver's license and driver's insurance with clean driving record
• Must pass BCII and FBI background checks
• Experience with Mac OS X operating systems, and basic word processing software.

To Apply:
Please send resume and cover letter to: hr@visionariesandvoices.com
 

The May Festival

Chorus Librarian

Posted:
Nov 4, 2015
Position: Chorus Librarian 

The May Festival is pleased to announce an opening for the position of Chorus Librarian. This represents a unique opportunity not only to work for the oldest choral festival in the Western Hemisphere, but also in the dynamic environment of a thriving, top-tier orchestra, amassing music preparation experience for a wide range of productions including a cappella, small and large ensembles, educational and outreach concerts, as well as special projects including commissions and premieres. This position will be awarded to the candidate with a demonstrated commitment to Cincinnati May Festival.  

General Description
The Chorus Librarian will report to the Chorus Manager and will handle the day-to-day functioning of the chorus library. This part-time, flexible position does require evening and weekend hours in line with the choruses’ rehearsal and performance schedule, in addition to weekday, daytime hours. Work will occur primarily in Music Hall (both in the Library and for performances), with additional work in alternate venues as rehearsals and performances dictate.  

Responsibilities
· Prepare chorus music for all Cincinnati Symphony and Pops Orchestra, May Festival, May Festival Youth Chorus, Vocal Arts Ensemble, and Classical Roots rehearsals and performances.  General responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- in consultation with CSO librarians and the artistic leadership, selecting the correct edition/language/set of materials for each performance from the Chorus Library;
- counting and numbering chorus parts;
- distributing chorus parts to MFC, MFYC, VAE, and CRCMC personnel, and tracking each part until its return;
- tracking the sale of music to chorus members, and ensuring that reimbursement is applied to the correct budget line;
- working with CSO librarians for ordering new chorus parts as needed;
- distributing sets of chorus parts to the directors of outside choruses for their CSO/CPO/MF performances (including but not limited to SCPA choruses, Cincinnati Children’s Choir, and Cincinnati Boy Choir), and ensuring their safe return; 
- generating handouts for chorus members detailing cuts, measure numbers or rehearsal letters as needed.
· Catalog and file new sets of chorus music.
· Maintain performance history records of all chorus music. 
· Create or refine systems to improve all aspects of the workflow.

Qualifications
· The successful candidate is expected to have a strong background in music and/or choral performance, and therefore will be knowledgeable in performance practices, music theory, and foreign language music terms.  Working knowledge of office computer systems is also expected.
· The successful candidate will have prior chorus library experience.
· The successful candidate’s strengths will include:
   - attention to detail and ability to efficiently produce neat work;
   - ability to prioritize tasks and consistently meet deadlines;
   - ability to work independently;
   - ability to work in a fast-paced environment;
   - excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
· The successful candidate must be reliable, prompt, and must respect sensitive or confidential information.  
· The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to the responsibilities of the MFC Library.
· The successful candidate will be able to physically move, lift, and carry boxes of music.
· Knowledge of OPAS or of music preparation software (such as Finale or Sibelius) is a plus.

All candidates should be aware that this is an exciting time for Cincinnati Music Hall.  A large-scale renovation project will be taking place during the 2016-17 season, displacing all resident companies.  The May Festival Library will be moving offsite in December, 2015, with an expected return to Music Hall in the fall of 2017. During this time, the chorus librarian’s duties will be expanded to include:
· Supervise move-out of all chorus materials from Music Hall in early December, 2015;
· Supervise move-in of all chorus materials into the offsite storage location;
· Re-box all music into new archival boxes, to be completed by mid-March, 2016;
  - For this special project, it is expected that the chorus librarian will work between 20-30 hours/week in order to complete the re-boxing project in the short time frame;
· Stamp each copy of each work with the new catalog number, before distributing them for upcoming performances;
· Complete Excel database – entering missing information such as editions, language, and voicings as necessary;
· Supervise return of all chorus materials to the renovated Music Hall in fall, 2017.

During the season out of Music Hall, the chorus librarian’s office will be located at the offsite storage location. This person will be expected to travel to and from that location and the rehearsal and performance venues of all ensembles:
· Music Hall (through May 31, 2016);
· Riverbend (summer season);
· Taft Theatre (2016-17 season);
· Etc etc. – VAE and MFYC various venues, etc.

To Apply: E-mail resume and cover letter to Human Resources at:hr@cincinnatisymphony.org.

The CSO is an equal opportunity employer.
 

Plaza Artist Materials & Picture Framing

Retail Sales Associate and Custom Frame Designer

Posted:
Nov 4, 2015
POSITION: Retail Sales Associate and Custom Frame Designer

Plaza Artist Materials & Picture Framing is accepting applications for a highly motivated FT Retail Sales Associate. Custom Frame Design along with a working knowledge of Artist Materials a must! Successful candidates should possess the desire to work in a high paced environment with a concentration in helping us grow our business!

JOB PURPOSE:
Responsible for opening and closing a store, providing excellent customer service in selling art materials and designing custom framing; receiving and stocking, merchandising and store maintenance. 

RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Accountable for opening and closing the store following procedures documented in the company procedure manual. 
2. Responsible for monitoring the execution of daily tasks and planned assignments when management is not in attendance. 
3. Support inventory management by printing inventory reports, shelf labeling and inventory counts. 
4. Facilitate special orders and store transfers of requested items from other store locations. 
5. Awareness of special sales and promotions and impart that information to the customer. 
6. Receive cash, credit or debit charges and check payments from customers for purchasing merchandise. 
7. Handle returns and exchanges of store merchandise. 
8. Create invoices for store charges. 
9. Responsible for keeping assigned work areas neat and stocked daily. 
10. Receive shipped merchandise by matching receiving work sheets with shipped product. 
11. Assist customers with frame design and completed framed art pickups. 
12. Maintain a professional demeanor when relating to superiors, coworkers and customers. 
13. Comply with company policy and procedures. 

SKILLS/COMPETENCIES:

1. Possess interpersonal skills crucial for relating to customers, coworkers and management. 
2. Must have excellent written and communication skills. 
3. Demonstrate the ability to execute a predetermined plan with confidence, cooperation and flexibility. 
4. Must be able to multi-task, is self-directed and detail-oriented. 
5. Demonstrate trustworthiness and good judgment. 
6. Possess stamina. 
7. Must be computer literate and possess basic arithmetic skills. 

We offer a competitive wage with benefits as well as generous employee discounts. We’re looking for an associate who understands the meaning of customer service and how it applies in an artistic Kenwood environment. If you are that person, email your resume to lwick@plazaart.com or fax to (513) 287-6193. You can also visit our website at http://www.plazaart.com/employment/

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park

Human Resources Manager

Posted:
Oct 30, 2015
POSITION: Human Resources Manager
Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park

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

The Cincinnati Playhouse seeks a qualified individual to serve as its inaugural Human Resources Manager.  The position will be a member of the Playhouse’s senior staff and reports directly to the Artistic and Managing Directors.  The Human Resources Manager is a full-time full-year exempt salaried position.

Job Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
· Manage all human resources function s including employee relations, training and development, and benefits.
· Oversee the administration and compliance requirements of all employee benefit programs including healthcare, dental, life, disability, 401k and 403b pension plans, and other voluntary supplemental plans.
· Supervise Payroll Specialist
· Manage all aspects of payroll processing and reporting for both union and non-union employees
· Administer Affordable Care Act compliance and reporting 
· Administer Workers Compensation and Unemployment Insurance, policies, and claims
· Recommends policies and procedures for and updates employee personnel manuals.
· Acts as liaison to Board’s Human Resources Committee
· Oversee processes for recruiting, hiring, on-boarding, training, and termination
· Coordinate performance review process working with supervisors to provide effective appraisals
· Ensure compliance and maintain all employee files
· Permanent member of Playhouse Safety Committee
· Represent the Playhouse on the Governing Board for the Arts Alliance Multi-Employer Health Care Plan
· Other duties as assigned

Qualifications and Requirements:
· Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or Human Resources Management or equivalent professional experience; certification at PHR, SPHR preferred
· 3-5 years professional experience including Human Resources management and supervisory experience
· Experience with coaching, strategic people planning, and conflict resolution
· Familiarity and demonstrated ability to administer/comply with all current State and Federal labor laws
· Strong interpersonal skills with emphasis on employee relations
· Excellent communication skills – both verbal and written
· Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
· Ability to manage multiple projects with competing demands while maintaining commitment to excellence
· Ability to adhere to strict confidentiality requirements and exercise good judgment
· Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications: Word, Excel, Outlook; experience with payroll software, Paycor preferred
· Communicates using English language
· Experience working in the not-for-profit sector and/or the Arts preferred

Compensation/Benefits:
Compensation shall be competitive and commensurate with experience.  Benefits include full medical, dental, and life insurance, long-term disability insurance, paid time off, and 401k and 403b pension plans.

To apply:
Applicants for this position should send or email a letter of interest, resume, and references to:

HRMsearch@cincyplay.com

Buzz Ward
Managing Director
Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park
962 Mt. Adams Circle
Cincinnati, OH 45202

No calls, please. 

Baldwin Music Education Center

Intern to Hire

Posted:
Oct 28, 2015
Intern to Hire
For more than 50 years the Baldwin Music Education Center has offered unique group preschool and piano classes to thousands of students throughout the tri-state area. We are looking to expand our team of educators and are interested in partnering with an interested candidate in first interning with us and then transitioning to a hired staff member.  

Interested candidates should have a Piano Pedagogy, Music Education, Piano Performance and/or Voice Degree or currently in college with one of these majors. Our ideal candidate has an interest in teaching young students and interested in teaching group piano to all ages.   

Please take a look at us online at www.baldwinmusiceducenter.com and if you are still interested - we would love to hear from you! You need to have a fairly flexible schedule and willingness to jump in with energy.  

Please send a letter of interest with resume to baldwinmusiceducenter@gmail.com

Position open until filled with the ideal candidate!