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Contemporary Arts Center

Call for Artists

Posted:
Aug 3, 2015
Call for Artists: The Contemporary Arts Center will select one artwork from this open call to present in the upcoming "After the Moment" exhibition. The work must be 24" x 24”. Your image can be square or rectangular as long as one side measures 24” and the total size of the work does not exceed 24 x 24”. Black and white photography is the preferred medium, but you may also propose 2D work (drawings, prints, paintings or works on paper) if you so choose, with the stipulation that it also fit within the given dimensions. The chosen artist will receive an honorarium of $400, and the CAC will cover the costs of printing the work, framing and matting it for presentation.  Your artwork will appear alongside 35 other works selected by the 7 co-curators of After the Moment. The exhibition will be on display at the CAC from November 6, 2015 – March 13, 2016.  More details on submissions and the exhibition is available at:

http://contemporaryartscenter.org/about/after-the-moment-call-for-submission

Taft Museum of Art

Front of House (FOH) Lead

Posted:
Jul 30, 2015
 
Job Title: Front of House (FOH) Lead   
Reports to: Executive Chef, Taft Museum of Art Lindner Family Café. Employment Type: Part-time 25-28 hours. (Non-exempt.   
Department: Taft Museum of Art Lindner Family Café. Compensation: competitive wages, based on experience  


POSITION OVERVIEW 
Reporting directly to the Executive Chef, the FOH Lead is responsible for assisting and supporting the Executive Chef and executing, with excellence, daily FOH café operations. 

ROLES AND REPONSIBILITIES 
 Reservations: answering café phone; daily confirmations / creation of a reservation seating chart; updating café phone auto-attendant to reflect changes in operating schedule; and creation of table reservation cards. 
 Wait staff assistance: assisting servers as needed with the following duties but not limited to taking orders, table resets, bussing tables, dropping checks, refilling drinks, flow to work as business dictates. 
 Staffing: assisting with staffing for FOH operations, including arranging and conducting candidate interviews; training new employees; final approval of café clean-up at the end of each service day. 
 Back of House liaison: acts as liaison with regards to quality of food and service; managing customer complaints and special requests. 
 Group lunches and tours: with executive chef and education staff, manages group lunches, including the scheduling, staffing and payment. 
 Additional responsibilities as assigned by Executive Chef. 

EXPERIENCE & REQUIRED COMPETENCIES (SKILLS) 
 Job Experience: Demonstrated 2+ years of café and restaurant experience. 
 Planning & Organizing: Strong organizational skills that reflect ability to prioritize and perform multiple tasks seamlessly with excellent attention to detail. Achieves goals in fast paced environment. 
 Personal Accountability: Accountable for assigned responsibilities; sees tasks through to completion in a timely manner. Has a sense of urgency on important matters. 
 Collaboration/Teamwork: Ability to work cooperatively with supervision or as part of a team. Highly resourceful team player. 
 Initiative: Takes initiative to improve the café productivity and offers solutions. 
 Visitor Experience: Demonstrates the highest level of service to museum visitors, museum volunteers and café patrons. Must create a cheerful, welcoming and wonderful impression for visitors. 

COMMENTS 
 No phone calls please. Only those who are qualified will be contacted via email for interviewing. Interested candidates should forward a résumé and an email cover letter to hr@taftmuseum.org with “FOH” in the subject line. 
 Submissions without restaurant experience will not be reviewed. 
 The successful candidate must be able to accommodate a flexible work schedule and be willing work additional events. 

The Taft Museum of Art is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other status protected by applicable law. For more information about the Taft Museum of Art visit our website at www.taftmuseum.org 

University of Cincinnati: College Conservatory of Music

Instructor of Rhythm Tap

Posted:
Jul 30, 2015
The Preparatory and Community Engagement Department of the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music seeks an Instructor of Rhythm Tap for immediate appointment.  CCM Prep is an accredited school that offers classes, lessons and performing opportunities for students of all ages and abilities in music, theater and dance. Over 2,000 students participate in programs, classes and summer arts camps.  

PRIMARY FUNCTION OF THIS POSITION:
The Instructor of Rhythm Tap will teach group classes for advanced tappers focusing on a style that emphasizes musicality, rhythmic exploration and creativity.  The Instructor of Rhythm Tap must communicate with office staff and the Director of Theatre Arts regularly.  The ideal candidate would be someone who is looking to grow with CCM Prep through the years, and help contribute to the Theatre Arts Program at large.  Must be able to discuss pedagogical theories, and be able teach the following: Rhythm Tap to advanced tappers.
 
ADDITIONAL TASKS RELATED:
Biannual meeting with the Theatre Arts faculty led by the Director of Theatre Arts; annual meeting with CCM Prep faculty; semester and end-of-year evaluations of student progress; choreograph performance for culminating showcase in May for the Rhythm Tap class; potentially teach master classes. 

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:
Bachelors degree or minor in Dance; proven teaching and professional experience in the field; ability to work 
with general public and staff; ability to be flexible and to work independently; ability to stay organized and to manage studio responsibilities.

JOB EXPECTATIONS:  Saturday morning teaching on campus desired – additional Saturday and weekday hours possible.

SALARY:  Hourly

Application Deadline:  Immediate Opening/Open Until Filled  

Send applications, resume and list of three references to:  John Martin, Assistant Dean for Preparatory and Community Engagement – University of Cincinnati – PO Box 210236 – Cincinnati, OH 45221-0236 – john.martin2@uc.edu (electronic submission is preferred)

The University of Cincinnati is a premier, public, urban research university; ranked as one of America’s top 26 public research universities by the National Science Foundation. U.S. News has ranked UC in the Top Tier of America’s Best Colleges. The Chronicle of Higher Education calls UC a “research heavyweight”. Forbes, Delta Sky and Travel + Leisure magazines have named UC one of the most beautiful campuses. #HottestCollegeInAmerica


Notice of Nondiscrimination -- http://www.uc.edu/about/policies/non-discrimination.html

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

Group Sales Manager

Posted:
Jul 24, 2015
Company Description: The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (CSO), which also performs as the Cincinnati Pops, is one of America’s finest and most versatile ensembles.  With a determination for greatness and a rich tradition that dates back over 120 years, the internationally acclaimed CSO attracts the best musicians, artists and conductors from around the world to Cincinnati.  With new commissions and groundbreaking initiatives like LUMENOCITY, One City, One Symphony, and the MusicNOW Festival collaboration, the Orchestra is committed to being a place of experimentation. 

As Cincinnati’s ambassador, the Orchestra has toured extensively, sold millions of recordings, and reaches millions more annually through radio and television broadcasts.  As Cincinnati’s own, the Orchestra’s impact extends far beyond CSO and Pops concerts at Music Hall to the schools, places of worship, and neighborhood centers of a vastly diverse community.  The Orchestra also elevates Cincinnati’s vibrant cultural scene by serving as the official orchestra for the Cincinnati Ballet, Cincinnati May Festival, Cincinnati Opera and Cincinnati World Piano Competition. 

Position Summary: The Group Sales Manager is a full-time position that plays an important role in the marketing department as we work toward the overall organizational vision of delivering unparalleled concert experiences and deepening patron engagement. The Group Sales Manager models the highest possible customer service; determines Group Sales procedures and policies; helps lead Group Sales pricing decisions; leverages existing tools (Tessitura, T-Stats, etc.) to recommend and make good business decisions; and works collaboratively with internal and external constituencies to align positively around organizational objectives. 

Job Duties and Responsibilities:
Sales:
· Grow group attendance and ticket revenue annually through the retention of existing groups and acquisition of new groups to Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, Lollipops Family, Cincinnati Pops at Riverbend, May Festival and special concerts
· Prospect and develop new leads and lists, likely requiring local travel (not overnight) on average 1-2 days per week
· Develop new group products that respond to and innovate within growing internet-based group-buying trends  and meet the needs of a changing 21st century consumer base
· Plan and manage corporate WebTix Program
· Leverage attendance at relevant trade shows and networking events to generate new leads

Marketing:
· Create and implement group sales marketing plans and pricing strategies; align strategies with overall marketing strategies 
· Identify emerging group markets and create/implement marketing plan to reach them
· Collaborate within and across departments (communications, development, etc.) to leverage full resources and capacity of the CSO to enhance and deliver the group sales marketing message
· Manage group sales web pages: csogroupsales.org
· Plan and execute strategic group sales advertising, direct mail and e-marketing campaigns
· Initiate and oversee the development of group sales promotional materials, including brochures, postcards, flyers and emails

Administrative:
· Plan and execute group special programs such as Group Leader Appreciation Lunch and Red Hats Society Day
· Ensure group sales budget and strategies are aligned with the overall organizational vision and priorities
· Plan and manage group sales budget; analyze and track sales trends; run weekly sales and lead/contact reports; forecast and make sales projections
· Process group orders and collect payment
· Concert and event coverage to greet groups
· Update and maintain mailing and email lists in Tessitura, the CSO’s database system
· Manage fulfillment of information requests (e.g., student packets, posters, confirmation letters)
· Answer inbound group sales calls and respond to email inquiries
· Participate in long-range planning for the marketing/sales department
· Serve on rotation as front-of-house manager

Job Requirements, Skills, Background: 
· Strategic, sales-oriented mindset with at least 2 years of sales experience with proven track record of achieving sales goals
· Strong customer service and written/interpersonal communication skills; ability to increase retention by engaging clients and sharing enthusiasm for the live concert experience
· Budget management skills
· Self-starter with the ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment
· Strong computer skills, including Word, Excel and Outlook are a must; familiarity with customer database programs a plus
· Marketing experience a strong plus
· Awareness of changing industry and consumer trends and ability to adapt/change strategic course as necessary
· Arts/non-profit experience preferred 
· Knowledge of and a passion for orchestral music is desired
· Event planning/execution skills desired

This position serves as the lead ambassador for the organization to the group community, which includes group tour leaders, activity coordinators and human resource executives, and so a knowledge of and a passion for orchestral music is desired and should be cultivated.

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

Please send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to:
Amanda Flick, Human Resources Manager
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Music Hall
1241 Elm Street
Cincinnati, OH  45202

Or via email at:  hr@cincinnatisymphony.org
Please put “Group Sales Manager” in the subject line.

No third party applications will be accepted.
 

UC-CCM

Artist/Instructor of Voice

Posted:
Jul 24, 2015
The Preparatory and Community Engagement Department of the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music seeks an Artist/Instructor of Voice for immediate appointment.  CCM Prep is an accredited school that offers classes, lessons and performing opportunities for students of all ages and abilities in music, theater and dance. Over 2,000 students participate in programs, classes and summer arts camps.  

PRIMARY FUNCTION OF THIS POSITION:
An Artist/Teacher of Voice to teach private lessons, keep track of one’s studio scheduling, and communicate with office staff regularly.  The ideal candidate would be someone who is looking to grow with CCM Prep through the years, and help contribute to the voice program at large.  Must be able to discuss pedagogical theories, and be able teach the following: beginner/intermediate/advanced students, a variety of age ranges, and several different genres.
 
ADDITIONAL TASKS RELATED:
Biannual meeting with the voice faculty; annual meeting with CCM Prep faculty; potentially evaluate at the Achievement Festival in May; potentially teach classes or master classes 

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:
Bachelors degree in Voice, Masters degree preferred; proven teaching and professional experience in the field; ability to work with general public and staff; ability to be flexible and to work independently; ability to stay organized and to manage studio responsibilities

JOB EXPECTATIONS:  Saturday morning teaching on campus desired – additional Saturday and weekday hours possible

SALARY:  Hourly

Application Deadline:  August 1, 2015  
Send applications, resume and list of three references to:  John Martin, Assistant Dean for Preparatory and Community Engagement – University of Cincinnati – PO Box 210236 – Cincinnati, OH 45221-0236 – john.martin2@uc.edu

The University of Cincinnati is a premier, public, urban research university; ranked as one of America’s top 26 public research universities by the National Science Foundation. U.S. News has ranked UC in the Top Tier of America’s Best Colleges. The Chronicle of Higher Education calls UC a “research heavyweight”. Forbes, Delta Sky and Travel + Leisure magazines have named UC one of the most beautiful campuses. #HottestCollegeInAmerica


Notice of Nondiscrimination -- http://www.uc.edu/about/policies/non-discrimination.html
 

Contemporary Arts Center

Preparator

Posted:
Jul 24, 2015
Founded in 1939 as one of the first institutions in the United States dedicated to showing contemporary art, the Contemporary Arts Center (CAC) seeks applicants for the position of Preparator.

SCOPE OF POSITION:
The Contemporary Arts Center seeks to strengthen their exhibition team as the scope and required skill set of each show is growing consistently.  Preparators work closely with the Curatorial Department and Artists to produce high-quality exhibitions by assisting with the overall installation and de-installation of exhibitions.  Under the supervision of the Chief Preparator, you will primarily be uncrating, handling, installing, and de-installing artwork within the designed layout of the exhibition according to museum standards. Furthermore, you will be aiding and assisting the Exhibition Coordinator with media components of the exhibitions.

SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Art handling, installation, exhibition display, packing, crating, painting 
• Basic carpentry, wall preparation
• Understanding of audio and visual equipment
• Maintain exhibitions, galleries, art storage areas, carpentry shop, tools, and preparation areas
• Execute Curator’s exhibition layout/design
• Assist Chief Preparator, Exhibition Coordinator and Registrar
• Handle and install artwork independently; able to guide entry level position Crew

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

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
• A minimum of Bachelors in Art.  Master’s degree preferred. 
• A minimum of 1 year gallery/museum exhibition installation experience.
• Abilityto perform basic mathematic calculations.
• Ability to climb ladders and stairs, work on scaffolding and lifts.  
• Ability to lift materials up to 50lbs without assistance.
• Ability to stand for up to eight (8) hours per day. 
• Ability to safely operate power tools, equipment, and machinery that require constant attention.
• Excellent time management and communication skills.

Hours
• Monday – Friday (occasional weekend hours)
• 25 to 40 hours/week  
• Seasonal employment, based on exhibition schedule

APPLICATION PROCESS:
Please send cover letter and résumé by August  7, 2015 to:

Contemporary Arts Center
Lois & Richard Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art
44 East 6th Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Attn: Human Resources
Also, application materials can be emailed to hc@contemporaryartscenter.org.  Phone calls will not be accepted, nor returned.
 

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

Foundation and Grants Manager

Posted:
Jul 24, 2015
Company Description: The CSO, which also performs as the Cincinnati Pops, is one of America’s finest and most versatile ensembles. With a determination for greatness and a rich tradition that dates back over 120 years, the internationally acclaimed CSO attracts the best musicians, artists and conductors from around the world to Cincinnati. With new commissions and groundbreaking initiatives like LUMENOCITY, One City, One Symphony, and the MusicNOW Festival collaboration, the Orchestra is committed to being a place of experimentation. 

As Cincinnati’s ambassador, the Orchestra has toured extensively, sold millions of recordings, and reaches millions more annually through radio and television broadcasts. As Cincinnati’s own, the Orchestra’s impact extends far beyond CSO and Pops concerts at Music Hall to the schools, places of worship, and neighborhood centers of a vastly diverse community. The Orchestra also elevates Cincinnati’s vibrant cultural scene by serving as the official orchestra for the Cincinnati Ballet, Cincinnati May Festival, Cincinnati Opera and Cincinnati World Piano Competition. 

Position Summary: Reporting to the Director of Institutional Giving, the Foundation and Grants Manager serves as a member of the Philanthropy team that executes strategies to generate important investments from foundation and government funders in support of the Cincinnati Symphony and Pops Orchestra’s (CSO) operations and special projects.  The Manager is the primary grant writer and is also charged with sourcing funding opportunities, managing funder relationships, and engaging in compliance reporting.  Of utmost importance is the CSO’s relationship with ArtsWave, the largest united arts fund in the country.  As the largest grant recipient, the manager is responsible for the day to day management of ArtsWave including communicating key insights and data within the CSO and with ArtsWave.  This position requires strong writing, data analysis, program budgeting, and project management skills with an emphasis on grant compliance and outcome measurement. 

Job Responsibilities:
· Manage a diverse portfolio of 50+ institutional funders raising support for undesignated operating revenue and designated special projects
· Prepare, submit and manage grant proposals to foundation and local, state and federal government sources including the National Endowment for the Arts
· Perform prospect research to evaluate future grant opportunities
· Work collaboratively with the Finance department to gather necessary information to develop budgets and report to funders on current grant programs
· Provide stewardship to current donors including regular written updates, site visits in schools, performances and annual events
· Ensure compliance with organizational and current and prospective funders’ guidelines
· Maintain current records in database and in paper files, including grant tracking and reporting
· Serve as the CSO ArtsWave liaison for grant applications, reporting and stewardship activities as well as facilitating the CSO Board and Employee campaigns
· Recommend, write, update and implement institutional grant policies and procedures
· Work collaboratively with Philanthropy leadership to implement funding strategies
· Prepare interim and final reports as required by funders
· With the Director of Institutional Giving, serve as staff liaison to the Government Affairs Committee

Qualifications:
This is an extraordinary opportunity for a goal-oriented leader with 3 or more years of successful grant writing experience. S/he will also have experience in a complex organization that has multiple programs, entities and events. Other qualifications include:
· Bachelor’s degree with strong business and creative writing skills; ability to compose, edit and proof correspondence, reports, proposals, and other relevant documents
· Demonstrated experience and success administrating and writing state, federal and private grants
· Strong project/time management skills with an ability to work well on multiple, simultaneous projects and deadlines
· Excellent skills in interpersonal and diplomatic communications in the spirit of collaboration
· Proficiency in use of current Microsoft Office applications and any required applications for grant writing and administration
· Ability to maintain confidentiality
· Ability to work independently, set priorities, and use clear judgment while keeping Supervisor informed of progress and issues
· Goal- and team-oriented, motivated and enthusiastic, curious and perceptive, entrepreneurial and adaptive, disciplined and responsible, tenacious and passionate
· Willingness to work outside of traditional business hours and able to support the mission, vision and values of the CSO

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 “Foundation and Grants Manager” in the subject line.
No third party applications will be accepted.
 

Contemporary Arts Center

Visitor Experience Associate (Part Time)

Posted:
Jul 22, 2015
Founded in 1939 as one of the first institutions in the United States dedicated to showing contemporary art, the Contemporary Arts Center (CAC) seeks applicants for the position of Visitor Experience Associate.

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

SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
· Ensure that visitor’s needs are properly attended to and provide information for exhibitions, events, programs and memberships.  Demonstrate exemplary ability to engage the public and handle customer service/ visitor challenges for positive outcomes. 
· Operate the cash drawer for the CAC Store and Admissions, including opening and closing the drawers, and processing cash, credit, and check transactions through the Point of Sale System (POS).
· Promptly answers incoming calls from the CAC general telephone line, appropriately directing calls to the correct people. 
· Attend CAC staff meetings and exhibition training as required, and stays up-to-date on current exhibits, tour information, general CAC information, and Visitor Experience staff functions. 
· Maintain a clean work space in the CAC Store and Admissions desk, including merchandise: polishes silver, washes glassware and cleans other store inventory as needed.
· Distribute as well as restock CAC print materials.
· Performs other duties as assigned. 
· Maintain a clean and professional appearance and is prepared to work where assigned. 
· Arrive at the designated work location promptly and in time to serve visitors and staff.

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

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
· Experience in customer service.
· Exceptional people, communication, and sales skills, and an ability to multi-task and remain calm in a high-pace environment.
· Self-motivated, energetic, and proactive.
· Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, fax and copy machines, and printers. 
· Experience working with a POS system.

APPLICATION PROCESS:
Please send cover letter and resume by July 30, 2015 to:

Contemporary Arts Center
Lois & Richard Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art
44 East 6th Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Attn: Human Resources

Also, application materials can be emailed to hc@contemporaryartscenter.org.  Please, no phone calls.  
The Contemporary Arts Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
 

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

Assistant Orchestra Personnel Manager (Part Time)

Posted:
Jul 21, 2015
Company Description:  The CSO, which also performs as the Cincinnati Pops, is one of America’s finest and most versatile ensembles. With a determination for greatness and a rich tradition that dates back over 120 years, the internationally acclaimed CSO attracts the best musicians, artists and conductors from around the world to Cincinnati. With new commissions and groundbreaking initiatives like LUMENOCITY, One City, One Symphony, and the MusicNOW Festival collaboration, the Orchestra is committed to being a place of experimentation. 

As Cincinnati’s ambassador, the Orchestra has toured extensively, sold millions of recordings, and reaches millions more annually through radio and television broadcasts. As Cincinnati’s own, the Orchestra’s impact extends far beyond CSO and Pops concerts at Music Hall to the schools, places of worship, and neighborhood centers of a vastly diverse community. The Orchestra also elevates Cincinnati’s vibrant cultural scene by serving as the official orchestra for the Cincinnati Ballet, Cincinnati May Festival, Cincinnati Opera and Cincinnati World Piano Competition. 

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

Responsibilities:
· Assists the Director of Orchestra Personnel in administering the Master Agreement including the management of all Orchestra services; start and stop times, breaks, attendance and string seating.
· In coordination with the Director of Orchestra Personnel manage the preparation and posting of string seating charts.
· Manages the hiring of all string substitute / replacement musicians.  Engages extra musicians as assigned by the Director of Orchestra Personnel
· Manage the tracking of sick leave absences on a database.
· Assists the Director of Orchestra Personnel in the execution of all auditions according to the Master Agreement.  Serve as the Audition Coordinator in organizing and maintaining all applications and résumés, communicating the time and date of the auditions to external and internal candidates and the audition committee in a timely and accurate manner.
· Fulfills the duties of the Director of Orchestra Personnel in his/her absence or with split orchestra services.
· Manages the assignment of Pops jackets and Pops shirts and maintains all records.
· Manages the posting and distribution of all schedules, memos and other official communication.
· Manages mailbox and locker assignments as well as obtaining Orchestra musician ID’s.
· Assists the Director of Orchestra Personnel in the preparation of foreign and domestic tours.  Compiles and distributes information packets as well as collects, verifies and coordinates returned information.  Assists with other duties as assigned.
· Represents management at all times to the musicians.
· Performs other duties as assigned.

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

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

Please send cover letter, résumé and compensation requirements to:
Walt Zeschin, Director of Orchestra Personnel
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Music Hall
1241 Elm Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Or via email at: wzeschin@cincinnatisymphony.org
Please put “Assistant Orchestra Personnel Manager” in the subject line
No third party applications will be accepted.
 

Music Resource Center - Cincinnati

Member Coordinator/Development Assistant

Posted:
Jul 20, 2015
The Music Resource Center – Cincinnati is a non-profit organization that is a fun and exciting place for students in grades 7 – 12 to learn about music and recording after school.  The mission of MRC-Cinci is to “inspire teenagers in a culturally diverse musically focused setting to elevate lifetime and academic achievement. We utilize music education and performance experiences, both of which create opportunities to teach important life skills, while simultaneously providing a safe alternative to the streets that any teen can afford.

We are immediately seeking a self motivated, detail oriented Member Coordinator/Development Assistant.  This full time position will serve a dual role working with our fast paced Executive Director on development in the mornings and then working with members in the afternoon by coordinating in-house member services at MRC.  This person will help with a wide range of duties including development and special projects, as well as general office and database work.  

Development Responsibilities:
· Assist with all aspects of development.  Including:                                                   
   -  maintaining SalesForce database 
   -  developing, running and analizing reports
   -  research prospective funders and funding opportunities
   -  process donations, from receipt to thank you letters
   -  researching and assisting with grant applications   developing, running and                       analyzing reports
   -  research prospective funders and funding opportunities
    -  process donations, from receipt to thank you letters
   -  researching and assisting with grant applications · Assist with organizing special             events for donors, members and the public
· Develop marketing materials, such as flyers or brochures
· Proactively addrese issues and provide positive leadership model for MRC team
· Help develop relationships with potential donors and community partners

Member Coordinator Responsibilities:
· Greet and check in/out all members, volunteers and guests, answer phones 
· Develop relationships and provide life mentoring with members
· Manage studio attendance and schedule
· Maintain a safe, comfortable and respectful environment in the studio
· Coordinate volunteer schedules
· Maintain accurate database records
· Coordinate member recruiting efforts including building relationships with local schools
· Develop marketing materials, such as flyers or brochures
· Proactively addresses issues and provides positive leadership model for MRC team

Qualified candidates will possess:
· Great organizational, follow-up and communication skills
· Intermediate to advanced Microsoft Office, Creative Suite and Mac skills
· SalesForce experience is a plus
· Strong ability to multi-task and work in a busy environment
· Takes initiative to get things done quickly and accurately and can work productively unattended
· Exhibit high level of confidentiality relating to donor and members
· Ownership of his/her responsibilities 

Hours:  40 hours per week: Monday – Thursday  somewhat flexible, must be able to work until 7:15 pm

Compensation:  $10 - $11 per hour
If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your resume and cover letter to jobs@mrccinci.org with the job title, Development Assistant/Member Coordinator, in the subject line. You can also mail a cover letter and resume to:  Karen D’Agostino, MRC-Cinci, 3032 Woodburn Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45206

All candidates must be able to successfully pass a background check.
MRC – Cincinnati is an equal opportunity employer
 

Cincinnati Men's Chorus

Chorus Auditions Announced

Posted:
Jul 20, 2015
Cincinnati Men's Chorus
25th Season Audition Announcement
Auditions for the 25th Season will be held on Wednesday, September 2nd and Wednesday, September 9th from 6-7pm at St. John's Unitarian on Resor Avenue in Clifton.  Interested singers should complete an interest form, found on our website athttp://cincinnatimenschorus.com/auditions/.

You will receive a confirmation email from Dustin Lewis, the CMC Vice President of Membership.  Questions and inquiries can be directed to membership@cincinnatimenschorus.org

What is the audition like?
As an open, community chorus, the Cincinnati Men's Chorus Artistic Director will meet with auditioners to test your range and voice for matching notes and part placement.  We welcome all singers - both new and inexperienced to advanced or professional.  There is something for everyone in the CMC.

Auditions do not include any type of sight-reading or prepared musical number.  You will not be asked to sing a piece or to be prepared to sing something you've never heard or seen before.

All are welcome!
The Cincinnati Men's Chorus is a chorus of gay and gay-supportive men.  We welcome anyone who identifies as a man to sing with us.  We have members ranging from cis to trans and from gay to straight.  Our goal is to present a positive image of the gay community to the general public by being identified as an organization of individuals who are making a contribution to the entire community.
 

Taft Museum of Art

Manager of Development and Grants

Posted:
Jul 20, 2015
 
Job Title: Manager of Development and Grants   
Reports to: Director of Development
Employment Type: Full-time, 37.5 hours, exempt status.   
Department: Development Compensation: Competitive salary and excellent benefits.  

POSITION OVERVIEW
Reporting directly to the Director of Development, the Manager of Development and Grants is responsible for the Taft Museum of Art’s (TMA) development strategies and action plans directly linked to foundation relations and special campaigns. The position will focus on growing TMA’s revenue goals through prospect research, grant writing, renewing current support, building strong relationships, holding solicitation meetings, and facilitating the Museum’s campaigns and progress. 

The ideal individual needs to be a highly motivated professional, creative, articulate, ambitious, goal-oriented, and with the ability to work both independently and collaboratively. Must enjoy working within a small, entrepreneurial environment that is mission-driven and community-oriented. 

ROLES AND REPONSIBILITIES

STRATEGIC PLANNING
* Creates, implements, and manages a well-coordinated, strategic development plan.
* Prepares budget, develops goals and approaches. Accountable for follow-up activities. Manages progress.

GRANT WRITING
* Ensures timeliness and accuracy of submitted proposals and stewardship; maintains a calendar of grant activities, including potential release dates for RFPs, deadlines, and report dates. 
* Works with colleagues to ensure clear and effective coordination to track objectives and outcomes of programs to ensure compliance with the grant deliverables. Compiles information for grant reporting and program evaluation.

FUNDRAISING AND RELATIONSHIP BUILDING
* Cultivates, solicits, and stewards support from foundations, corporations, government sources, and individuals. Researches and meets with current and prospective donors.
* Manages and coordinates special fundraising campaigns that include, but are not limited to TMA’s exhibition support, special event support, and program-related support.

OTHER
· Special projects as assigned by Director of Development and CEO of TMA.
· Attends special events as necessary.
· Leadership opportunities to manage staff based on experience.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
* A bachelor’s degree.
* Demonstrated 3–5 years of progressive responsibilities in fundraising, business development and/or sales experience. Preference will be given to candidates with a proven record in writing and receiving grant awards.
* Excellent oral and written communication skills. 
* Experience with Microsoft Office programs and use of relational databases such as Raiser’s Edge. 

REQUIRED COMPETENCIES (SKILLS)
* Grant Writing: Demonstrated ability in proposal writing for varied proposal development. 
* Stewardship: Knowledge of cultivation, solicitation, and relationship-building strategies and techniques. 
* Planning & Organizing: Strong organizational skills that reflect ability to prioritize and to seamlessly perform multiple tasks with excellent attention to detail.
* Personal Accountability/Reliability: Accountable for assigned responsibilities; sees tasks through to completion in a timely manner. Has a sense of urgency on important matters. Demonstrated ability to achieve high performance goals and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
* Process Improvement: Proficiency at improving work methods and procedures as a means toward greater efficiency.
* Communication and Enrollment: Very strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships with staff, board members, external partners, volunteers, and donors. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Maintains high level of poise and professionalism in all circumstances. Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and networking skills with large groups as well as with individuals.
* Independence: Ability to work independently and with minimal supervision. Self-motivation and discipline to regularly set and achieve work goals. 
* Collaboration/Teamwork: Ability to work cooperatively with supervision or as part of a team. Highly resourceful team player, with the ability to also be extremely effective independently.
* Initiative: Forward-looking thinker, who actively seeks opportunities and proposes solutions. Demonstrated proactive approaches to problem-solving with strong decision-making capability.
* Problem Solving/Judgment: Adeptness at analyzing facts, problem-solving, decision-making, and demonstrating good judgment. Emotional maturity.
* Mission Focus: Embraces the mission of the Museum and all strategic documents. Integrates these documents into daily work.
* Visitor Experience: Demonstrates the highest level of service and response to the donors, CEO, other staff, directors, and visitors.
* Confidentiality: Proven ability to handle confidential information with discretion, and to be adaptable to various competing demands.

ABOUT THE TAFT MUSEUM OF ART
The Taft Museum of Art is one of the finest small art museums in America. A National Historic Landmark built in 1820, the Taft is home to an extensive art collection that includes European and American master paintings, Chinese porcelains, and European decorative arts. Among the treasures are major works by Rembrandt, Hals, Goya, Gainsborough, Reynolds, Turner, Ingres, Whistler, and Sargent, as well as the greatest Gothic ivory sculpture in America.

COMMENTS
* A competitive compensation plan to include excellent benefit package of medical, dental, life, 401(k), free parking, and café and shop discounts.
* No phone calls please. Only those who are qualified will be contacted via email for interviewing.   
* Interested candidates should forward a résumé and a detailed email cover letter with salary expectations to hr@taftmuseum.org with Manager of Development and Grants in the subject line. Submissions without cover letters will not be reviewed. 
* The successful candidate must be able to accommodate a flexible schedule that includes special meetings and events outside regular core work hours.

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.

Lewis & Clark Co.

Civic Projects Coordinator

Posted:
Jul 17, 2015
REPORTS TO: Vice President, Civic Projects 

CLASSIFICATION
: Full Time 

JOB SUMMARY

The Civic Projects Coordinator is responsible for supporting a portfolio of civic projects, fundraising campaigns and/or strategic consulting engagements in partnership with the Vice President. The Coordinator will be responsible for all aspects of workflow delivery (solicitation call preparation, acknowledgements, meeting scheduling, project timeline management, etc…), assisting in the management of client and donor relationships, as well as supporting the work of the Vice President and leadership team to accomplish the goals of the projects. This position is a client/donor facing position that works with high net-worth individuals, political leaders and corporate executives, therefore, requires the utmost discretion, poise, social agility, trustworthiness and professionalism. 

QUALITIES OF THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE

Lewis & Clark Co. aspires to be the most creative force in helping non-profits, philanthropists and social entrepreneurs envision, fund and launch their inspirational and game-changing ideas. The only way that we can achieve our calling is to find colleagues that share the same passion and have the right strengths for the role they are playing. 
The Civic Projects Coordinator must have the following strengths and attributes: 
• An adaptive/entrepreneurial mind-set—the ability to think creatively about how to solve problems, overcome obstacles, motivate people, and ultimately find a successful path to the desired outcomes 
• A drive to deliver work of the highest quality in order to make their client partners successful 
• A knack for anticipating the next steps in complex processes and a yearning to put that insight into action 
• Amazing follow-through and organizational skills that put clients/colleagues at ease that you’re ”on it” 
• Ability to connect, build trust and bring out the best in a diverse range of individuals 
• Seeks feedback and suggestions for continuous improvement 
• Clearly communicates to all partners and team members 
• Thrives in a start-up environment where everyone does what it takes to help the company grow 
• Be a team player that is proactive about the success of the team and helps to improve the processes and culture of the company 

JOB DETAILS: 
The Civic Projects Coordinator, in partnership with the Vice President and leadership team, will primarily coordinate two types of engagements for Lewis & Clark Co.: 1) fundraising campaign leadership and execution and 2) strategic project consulting engagements (pre-campaign fundraising assessments, ideation sessions or strategic planning). Though the job requirements will change for each engagement, the following areas of responsibility provide a good overview of the type of work that this role will be responsible for delivering. 
Fundraising Projects
• Develop and adapt project planning documents (project calendars, donor pipeline management tools, operations timeline) for each assigned project/client 
• Perform donor research and prospecting as needed to accomplish fundraising goals 
• Coordinate communications with clients and key donors; ensuring that the right person is equipped to communicate key messages to the desired stakeholders 
• Schedule planning and solicitation meetings as agreed upon by clients 
• Develop presentations for donor and client meetings (if you don’t like this, don’t take the job; we create a ton of presentations!) 
• Execute timely thank you’s and follow-up correspondence after client and stakeholder meetings 
• Be proactive in serving the needs of clients and donors 
• Serve as the traffic cop for all activities related to the campaigns you are coordinating 

Strategic Consulting Projects: 
• Coordinate project deliverables and timelines to meet and exceed the expectations of the client 
• Work with the leadership team to develop methodology and approach for each customized project 
• Coordinate who is doing what work related to the project and communicate deadlines accordingly 
• Serve as the traffic cop and owner for all activities related to the projects you are coordinating 

SALARY RANGE:Mid-$30,000’s 

ABOUT LEWIS & CLARK CO.
The founding of Lewis & Clark Co. was inspired by the relentless pursuit of a bold idea, and to the brilliant explorers, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, who against all odds, turned Thomas Jefferson’s vision into a reality. Lewis & Clark Co. is driven by the opportunity to partner with modern-day Jeffersons who have world-changing ideas and need a team of experienced explorers to help them find the path to success. 
We are a fundraising leadership and innovation firm that thrives on helping non-profits and philanthropists secure the capital they need to successfully launch and sustain their enterprises. We combine entrepreneurial savvy with adaptive fundraising strategies to overcome challenges on the path to success. We see our role as the CEO of our projects—we assume full responsibility for aligning all of the elements needed to successfully achieve the desired outcomes. 
Interested parties should send their resume and an e-mail explaining their interest and qualifications for the position to info@lewisandclarkco.com 
Please visit our website to learn more: www.LewisAndClarkCo.com 


Cincinnati Art Museum

Rosenthal Education Center Assistant

Posted:
Jul 17, 2015
The Cincinnati Art Museum has an immediate opening for the position of Rosenthal Education Center Coordinator.  This is a part-time, non-exempt, hourly position with a schedule set for Sundays from 10 am to 5 pm.

Position Summary:
The Assistant for the Rosenthal Education Center (REC) manages the daily projects and interactives in REC, the Art Museum’s family-friendly education space. All interactives and art projects are planned by the Division of Learning & Interpretation.

The assistant is responsible for implementing these projects and engaging families as they explore the space. The Assistant for the Rosenthal Education Center is also responsible for any additional tasks set forth by the Director of Learning & Interpretation, the Coordinator of Interpretive Programming, or any other member of the Division of Learning & Interpretation. This includes and is not limited to prepping program supplies and cleaning the space.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
· Engages visitors as they enter the space by explaining the current installation and encouraging them to explore and work on the given art project.
· Reports on the needs of visitors and number of visitors in the space each day.
· Talks with visitors to promote other Family programs that may be of interest to a particular family.
· Makes samples of the current art project to explain to interested visitors.
· Must be available Sundays and select Saturdays – will serve as time off coverage for the Coordinator of the Rosenthal Education Center
· Any other duties as assigned by the Division of Learning & Interpretation

Requirements: 
High school diploma or equivalent education; Bachelor of Arts degree or some college preferred. Excellent interpersonal skills are required for this position.  Ability to clearly explain and implement various art projects and interactive activities to a wide range of people and age groups and effectively present information and respond to visitors’ needs is central to this position.    A background or current collegiate course work in early childhood education, studio art or art history is preferred.

Strong organizational skills; must be able to manage numerous projects simultaneously and to work independently and at a high level of productivity in a very busy environment.  

A background or current collegiate course work in early childhood education, studio art or art history is preferred.


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 $9.00 - $10.00/hr.  Position will remain open until filled.

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

Cincinnati Art Museum

Building Maintenance Support team - full time

Posted:
Jul 17, 2015
The Cincinnati Art Museum has an opening for a full-time Building Maintenance Support Team in the Buildings & Grounds Department. This position is non-exempt and benefits eligible.

Job Responsibilities:
Working under the direction of the Buildings and Grounds supervisor, the Building Maintenance Support Team Member will have responsibility for routine and general upkeep of the Art Museum’s grounds and facilities. Duties include, but are not limited to the following:
· Performing general building repair and preventative maintenance. Functions would include cleaning of cooling towers and boilers, performing work orders repairs for departments, and assisting in other work projects as assigned.                       
· Assist in cleaning, painting, and making small repairs of art museum galleries and spaces as required. Will also assist in cleaning Art Museum facilities including bathrooms and offices as needed.
· Assisting in seasonal work duties such as winter shoveling and salting of walkways and steps, spring and summer lawn mowing, weed removal, and bush trimming.
· Assisting in fabrication of building crates, frames, shelving or anything else required by the museum.
· Assist and escort contractors to worksites in the building.
· Assist with pick-ups from the warehouses and event set-ups.
· Perform other duties as assigned. 

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

Requirements: 
High school diploma or general education degree (GED) and one year of responsible experience in building and facility maintenance or an acceptable equivalent combination of education and experience. Should have knowledge of general repair, building maintenance, and grounds keeping. Previous experience in roofing preferred.
If interested, please send cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to: Cincinnati Art Museum ATTN: Human Resources Department 953 Eden Park Drive Cincinnati, OH 45202-1596. Fax 513.639.2932 or Email: humanresources@cincyart.org

Candidates may also turn in an application during Art Museum business hours Tuesday- Sunday 11 am to 5 pm at the front desk.  Due to the high volume of calls received, we are unable to respond to job application status inquiries.

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

Price Hill Will - MYCincinnati

Violin Teaching Artist

Posted:
Jul 15, 2015

Start Date September 08, 2015 
Training begins the week before
Position & Hours Violin Teaching Artist
15 hours per week (M-F, 3:30-6:30 pm)
Compensation Paid hourly, inquire for rates
Violin Teaching Artist Duties 
* Lead violin sectionals and small ensemble rehearsals
* Cultivate a culture of learning, fun, and compassion
* Foster the highest level of musicianship in students
* Think creatively about addressing student needs
* Work as part of a team of passionate teaching artists
* Receive teaching feedback with an open mind
* Communicate frequently with staff, volunteers, and parents
* Tune instruments before students arrive
* Help supervise students as they arrive and depart
* Assist program director as needed with additional tasks
Qualifications 
* Must be flexible, patient, and have excellent communication skills
* Energetic, creative, and eager to learn
* Experience teaching a variety of ages and/or levels in one group
vHave an understanding of El Sistema and the mission of MYCincinnati
* Self-driven and community-oriented, with an interest in Price Hill
* Ability to teach all strings a plus
* Ability to work as a team
* Conducting skills a plus
* Good organizational skills and attention to details
* Some knowledge of Spanish language a plus

To apply, please send resume and cover letter to eddy@pricehillwill.org. In your cover letter, please explain why you are interested in working at MYCincinnati, and what unique talents and experiences you could bring. Upon review, we may contact you to set up a phone or in-person interview. If you have sample teaching videos, please submit those along with your resume and cover letter. For more information about MYCincinnati, please visit our website, Facebook Page and YouTube Channel (all can be accessed at www.mycincinnatiorchestra.org).

Please send us your materials ASAP, but no later than Friday, August 21st. Thank you!

Price Hill Will does not discriminate in hiring or service delivery based on race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation,national origin or ancestry, veteran status, or physical or mental disability unrelated to an individual’s ability to perform the job, in accordance with applicable laws.

Cincinnati Art Museum

Building Maintenance Support Team Member

Posted:
Jul 15, 2015
    The Cincinnati Art Museum has an opening for a full-time Building Maintenance Support Team in the Buildings & Grounds Department.  This position is non-exempt and benefits eligible.

Responsibilities:  

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

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

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

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

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

- Assist electricians as needed

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

- Perform other duties as assigned.

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

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

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

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

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

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

New Edgecliff Theatre

Grant Writer

Posted:
Jul 15, 2015
New Edgecliff Theatre is looking for an experienced grant writer. The Grant Writer is responsible for conducting the full range of activities required to prepare, submit, and manage grant proposals to foundation and corporate sources. This includes researching, compiling, writing and editing grant applications, as well as developing templates to streamline the grant proposal process. 

Essential Job Functions:
· Works with the Artistic Director and Board to identify and conduct prospect research on foundations and corporations for potential grant requests of support.
· Works closely with AD and Board to obtain necessary information for proposals/grants and applications.
· Develops and prepares proposals and grant applications according to guidelines; complies with all follow-up grant reporting as required by foundation/corporate donors.
· Acquires and maintains sound knowledge of the organization, and uses that knowledge and understanding to better comprehend all projects and programs for which grants will be sought and to recommend the seeking of grants.
· Works to identify key foundation officers, trustees and other contacts and facilitate on-site meetings as needed.
· Maintains master calendar to include submitted proposals, grant requests, grant tracking and reporting.

Minimum Job Qualifications

Education and/or Experience
·         Bachelor's degree required, preferably in English or Communications.
·         1-3 years successful grant-writing experience required; additional non-profit fundraising experience strongly preferred.
·         Proven proficiency of professional writing experience including successful proposals to institutional donors, grant writing or other technical writing experience.

Other Competencies (skills, abilities, behavior)
·         Must be proficient in Microsoft Word; some experience working in databases preferred.
·         Excellent writing, editing and problem-solving skills.
·         A proven leader who supports cross-functional engagement and problem solving.
·         Organizational skills and the ability to meet deadlines.
·         Ability to function independently but also see their role as a member of NET.
·         Ability to manage sensitive and confidential information with integrity.

This is a Contract/Freelance position. Client will invoice NET on a monthly basis to be paid no more than 30 days after the invoice has been sent. No medical benefits are offered at this time with this position. Pay will be similar to past grant writers fees with some flexibility depending on experience.  

The mission of New Edgecliff Theatre is to create a powerful artistic experience utilizing local professionals and stressing the fundamental communion between actor and audience.

To apply for the position, email your resume to New Edgecliff Theatre’s Producing Artistic Director Jim Stump at jstump@newedgecliff.com.

Art Academy of Cincinnati

Director of Enrollment Management

Posted:
Jul 15, 2015
The Art Academy of Cincinnati has an immediate opening for a full-time appointment as Director of Enrollment Management. This member of the institution’s management staff will report directly to the president. This position is responsible for the planning and implementation of strategies designed to recruit and retain students for the art and design degree programs of the institution, in sufficient number and quality to support the strategic direction and mission of the college. The Director manages and provides leadership to a team of recruiters and other staff members who actively search for, identify, and recruit new students for the institution, supported by extensive data collection and analysis. The Director also manages that portion of the institution’s external marketing efforts that relates directly to new student recruitment, serves ex officio on the Marketing and Enrollment Committee of the Board of Trustees, and serves on other committees as required. A full Position Description along with a complete list of Responsibilities, Skills, and Qualifications can be found at http://www.artacademy.edu/DEM.

Regular office hours with some flexibility. Standard comprehensive benefits package. Applicants should have a bachelor’s degree and relevant professional experience and demonstrable success in recruiting students for non-profit higher education institutions.

Interested applicants should submit a Letter of Interest, a current Resume or Curriculum Vitae, and Contact Information for at least three professional references. These documents should be attached to an email and sent to DEM@artacademy.edu no later than July 31, 2015. No phone 

Visionaries + Voices

Part Time Studio Coordinator

Posted:
Jul 10, 2015
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
• 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
• Strong organizational, writing, and communication skills 
• Valid driver's license and driver's insurance
• Must pass FBI background check
• Experience with Mac OS X operating systems, and basic word processing software.

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

MUSE: Cincinnati Women's Choir

33rd Season Audition Announcement

Posted:
Jul 8, 2015
Auditions for the 2015-2016 Season will be held on Saturday, August 15, 2015, at Community Matters, 2104 Saint Michael Street, Lower Price Hill, Cincinnati, Ohio 45204. If you are asked to join the choir, there will be a new member orientation soon after that date. Please mark the audition date in your calendar now.

Before auditioning, we encourage women to read our history and philosophy at musechoir.org/about 

Please click on this link to complete a signup form:http://musechoir.org/events/2015/2015-16-season-auditions  

Sometime after, you will receive an email from our Membership Circle with audition information.

Auditions will be held on Saturday, August 15, at Community Matters, 2104 Saint Michael Street, Lower Price Hill, Cincinnati, Ohio 45204.

What is the audition like?
Auditions are scheduled in 10 minute increments. When you arrive for your audition, there will be a small group of singing members who will meet you. They are there to answer questions and get to know you before your vocal audition. This informal interview is also considered part of your audition.

For your vocal audition, you will be expected to select and sing one piece. This piece can be any style you are comfortable with. You can sing your solo accompanied, (an accompanist is provided and please bring a copy of the music for the accompanist), a cappella or you may accompany yourself (guitar, tape, etc). Memorization is optional.

You will do a vocal warm-up as part of the audition and be asked to sight-sing a portion of another song. Additionally, you will sing with other singers to hear your voice blend.

How many singers is MUSE looking for?
MUSE always strives to represent diversity within our membership and we encourage all ages, ethnicities, backgrounds, sexual preferences, and musical styles to audition. The choir tries to maintain membership at 60-70, with balanced voice parts. On your audition day, we will know better which sections we are filling.
Learn more at http://musechoir.org/contactlinks/auditions/faqs 
 

Cincinnati Arts Association

Building Operations Manager

Posted:
Jul 8, 2015
The Cincinnati Arts Association (CAA) is seeking a highly-motivated individual to fill this position at our Aronoff Center for the Arts location. The Building Operations Manager will be primarily responsible for planning, organizing, directing, and overseeing day-to-day building operations at the Aronoff Center location.
Management of operations with external entities along with security operations including personnel.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
General responsibilities include but are not limited to: Overseeing operational areas that provide general support to the entire facility including shipping and receiving, internal deliveries, transportation operations for events; developing a detailed knowledge of facility security systems and train associates accordingly; coordinating all safety and security for the facility; overseeing and supervising all security personnel; developing access, security, safety, and evacuation plans and procedures for the facility; administering and enforcing warranties, overseeing maintenance contracts, approving invoices for equipment and suppliers; working in conjunction with the Building Engineer to maintain the automated building systems; maintaining relationships with tenants in leased assets in building, as well as neighbors.

QUALIFICATIONS
The ideal candidate must have thorough knowledge of and is able to enforce applicable safety rules and regulations. Must be a self-starter with the ability to work independently, handle multiple tasks and meet deadlines. Ability to function in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment. Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal skills; strong organizational skills with attention to detail. Familiarity with automated building systems. Basic knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel. Ability to work flexible hours, including nights, weekends and holidays as needed; ability to serve as “on-call” on a regular basis. Associate’s degree or trade school certificate; and a minimum of two years’ related experience; or equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

TO APPLY:
Interested candidates may send resume along with salary requirements by 7/24/15 to: 
Cincinnati Arts Association
Attn: Human Resources
650 Walnut Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
or email: HR@cincinnatiarts.org

No phone calls please.

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

University of Cincinnati: College Conservatory of Music

Theater Specialist - Costume Shop Coordinator

Posted:
Jul 8, 2015
Req Id 3423

The University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) seeks a Technical Theatre Specialist/Costume Shop Coordinator to assist in the organization, supervision, and instruction of costume students.  

This position coordinates the maintenance of all costume studio equipment and assigned work areas, and assists with the organization and tracking of all costume production related documents. The successful candidate will demonstrate advanced project management techniques and the ability to multitask within a multiple-production costume workroom environment.  This position requires advanced knowledge of industry standards in the area of costume alterations, costume patterning, costume construction, historical tailoring and construction, and a basic knowledge of dance construction.  The individual must perform alterations, pattern and build costumes, dancewear and tutus, as needed. 

This is a 10 month position reports directly to the Theatre Design and Production (TD&P) Department Chair.

Job Minimum Qualifications:

MFA degree in costume design and technology with three (3) years professional theatre experience; OR, BFA / BA degree in costume design and technology or theatre design and technology, with five (5) years professional theatre experience. The degree must be in theatre design and technology. Experience must demonstrate management competency in large costume production workroom environment, including excellent communication and organizational skills.

To apply go to http://bit.ly/1IJ7NtI

The University of Cincinnati is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer/ M/F/Vet/Disabled.

The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati

Mainstage Auditions Announcement

Posted:
Jul 8, 2015
Children ages 9-17 and adults 18+ may email auditions@thechildrenstheatre.com to make an audition appointment. Please share your name, your age (or child’s age if you are under 18), phone number, and preferred audition date and time. Auditions (except for our Kenwood Towne Centre auditions on August 20) and Callbacks are held at our offices located at 5020 Oaklawn Drive, Cincinnati OH 45227. 
Auditions are by appointment only.

AUDITION DAYS AND TIMES:

THURSDAY, AUGUST 20 -- Appointments available from 1 PM to 4 PM at Kenwood Towne Centre
FRIDAY, AUGUST 21 -- Appointments available from 6 PM to 9 PM at The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati offices
SATURDAY, AUGUST 22 -- Appointments available from 10 AM to 5 PM at The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati offices
SUNDAY, AUGUST 23  -- Appointments available from 1 PM to 5 PM at The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati offices
INVITED CALLBACKS:
MONDAY, AUGUST 24 -- "Disney's The Little Mermaid JR." Callback (dance and read) 6 PM to 10 PM
TUESDAY, AUGUST 25 -- "A Charlie Brown Christmas" Callback (dance and read) 6 PM to 10 PM
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 26 – "Snow White and the Dancing Dwarfs" Callback (dance and read) 6 PM to 10 PM
THURSDAY, AUGUST 27 -- "Shrek the Musical JR." Callback (dance and read) 6 PM to 10 PM

YOU SHOULD PREPARE: 
A memorized monologue (1 minute MAX). It should showcase your range of dramatic ability keeping in mind the type of production for which you are auditioning.  Please remember this is theater for young audiences.
A memorized song that best shows your vocal range. (1 minute MAX). Remember your PIANO SHEET MUSIC for your song. An accompanist will be provided. The sheet music MUST have the piano part, not just the vocal line.
You may be asked to show us your dance ability, so come prepared. Wear appropriate shoes. No flip flops. Wear appropriate dance clothes please. 
Please bring a RECENT 8x10 headshot and UPDATED performance resume.
Please plan to arrive at least 10-15 minutes ahead of your appointment to fill out paperwork. If we are ahead of schedule, you may audition early.
Due to concentrated rehearsal periods, we ask that you don't have any conflicts during rehearsals. In an effort to best facilitate all rehearsal times, all those auditioning will be asked to list all conflicts at the time of the audition. Please take note of when rehearsals begin and bring your calendar with you to the audition.
Auditions and Callbacks are held at our offices located at 5020 Oaklawn Drive, Cincinnati OH 45227. Auditions are by appointment only.
2015-2016 SEASON CASTING INFORMATION

Disney’s The Little Mermaid JR.
Lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater
Music by Alan Menken.  
Book by Doug Wright.  
Based on the Hans Christian Andersen Story and the Disney Film produced by Howard Ashman & John Musker and written & directed by John Musker and Ron Clements.  

In a magical underwater kingdom, the beautiful young mermaid Ariel longs to leave her ocean home – and her fins – behind and be part of the world above. But first she'll defy her father King Triton, make a deal with the evil sea witch Ursula, and convince the handsome Prince Eric that she’s the girl with the enchanting voice that he has been seeking.  

Rehearsals begin: September 14 – October 10 (Monday–Thursday 6:30 PM-9 PM, Saturday 10AM-4 PM)
MANDATORY TECH in the Taft Theatre: October 13, 14 and 15 from 11 AM to 9 PM.
Performances run October 16-25, 2015 with MORNING performances during school days, and afternoon and evening performances on weekends.

Male Roles: (9)

Prince Eric: (Actor, Singer, Mover) Portrays age 18-25.  A Prince who would rather explore the ocean than govern a kingdom. 

Sailors/ Gulls / Under the Sea Chorus / Lagoon Animals/ Chefs / Ensemble/: (3 Singer, Actor, Dancer, Puppeteers)  Portrays a variety of Sea Creatures, Sailors, and Townsfolk. 

Grimsby: (Actor, Singer) Portrays 50-60 years old.  Prince Eric’s Valet

Pilot/Chef Louis:  (Singer, Actor, Dancer) Portrays 29-40 years old.  Driver of Prince Eric’s Ship/ Prince Eric’s Chef.   Sings the Opening Number and Les Poissons.

King Triton (Actor, Singer, Mover) Portrays 40-50 years old.  King of the ocean.  Iconic look.  Fit, strong, stern, but had a soft spot for his daughters. 

Scuttle:  (Actor, Singer, Mover)  25-40 year-old male portraying a zany seagull and self-proclaimed expert on humans.

Sebastian:  (Singer, Actor, Mover) 25-45 year-old male portraying an anxious crab/court composer for King Triton.


Female Roles (9)

Ariel:  (Singer, Actor, Mover) Portrays 18-20 years old.  A mermaid who longs to be a human.

Mer-sisters / Princesses / Lagoon Animals / Under the Sea Chorus/ Ensemble:  (6 singer, Actor, Dancer, Puppeteers)  Portrays 15-25 years old.  Ariel’s sisters. 

Carlotta/ Under the Sea Chorus / Ensemble:  (Actor, Singer, Mover, Puppeteer) Portrays 50-60 years old.  Headmistress in Prince Eric’s Palace

Ursula:  (Actor, Singer, Mover) Portrays 40-50 years old.  The Sea Witch with a vendetta.


Non-Gender Specific Roles (10)

Flounder:  (Singer, Actor, Mover) Child with an expressive character voice.  Ariel’s young rambunctious best friend.

The Seahorse/ Under the Sea Chorus / Lagoon Animal/Ensemble:  (Singer, Actor, Dancer, Puppeteer) Child with a cute character voice.  The Herald of King Triton’s Court. 

Flotsam & Jetsam: (2 dancer, Actor. Singer, Acrobats)  Electric Eels, and Ursula’s sidekicks. 

Ursula’s Tentacle Puppeteers/ Lagoon Animals/ Under the Sea Chorus:  (6 Singer, Actor, Mover/ Puppeteers)


A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS
By Charles M. Schulz.  
Based on the television special by Bill Melendez and Lee Mendelson.  
Stage adaptation by Eric Schaeffer.  
By special arrangement with Arthur Whitelaw and Ruby Persson. 

Bring your family and celebrate Christmas with our live rendition of your favorite holiday special!  Don’t let the hustle and bustle of the holidays get you down - Charlie Brown and the rest of the Peanuts gang are here to remind us all about what’s most important during this Yuletide season.  2015 marks the 50th anniversary of the animated television special, A Charlie Brown Christmas.

Rehearsals begin: October 26- November 25 (Monday – Thursday 6:30 PM-9 PM, Saturday 10 AM-4 PM)
Additional rehearsal on Sunday November 29th due to Thanksgiving
MANDATORY TECH in the Taft Theatre: December 1, 2 and 3 from 11 AM to 9 PM.
Performances run December 4-13, 2015 with MORNING performances during school days, and afternoon and evening performances on weekends.

Charlie Brown:  (Actor, Singer)  portrays age: young boy

Snoopy:  (Actor, Mover) Portray age: Dog.  Must have a great since of comedic timing. 

Lucy:  (Actor, Singer) Portray age: young girl.  Self-assured, somewhat bossy friend to Charlie Brown

Linus:  (Actor, Singer) Portray age: young boy.  Best friend of Charlie Brown

Pig Pen:  (Actor, Singer) Portray age: young boy.  Friend of Charlie Brown. Part of the gang.

Frieda:  (Actor, Singer) Portray age: young girl.  Part of the gang. Lovely red head very proud of her curls

Schroeder:  (Actor, Singer) Portray age: Young boy.  Part of the gang. Plays the toy piano and love interest of Lucy

Violet:  (Actor, Singer) Portray age: young girl.  Part of the gang

Sally:  (Actor, Singer) Portray age: young girl.  Charlie Brown’s Sister in love with Linus

Patty:  (Actor, Singer) Portray age: young girl.  Part of the gang. known as Peppermint Patty

Shermy:  (Actor, Singer) Portray age: young boy.  Part of the Gang

The ability to ice skate is a plus for all characters


SNOW WHITE AND THE DANCING DWARFS
Story and book by Ken Jones.  
Music by Jamey Strawn.  
Lyrics by Christine Jones.  

Did you know that Snow White’s Dwarfs are amazing dancers?  Come see for yourselves as the classic Brothers Grimm fairy tale of Snow White, her evil stepmother, the all-knowing mirror and the handsome (but not-too-brainy) prince, step their way back into your hearts and imagination.  This is a world-premiere production you don’t want to miss!

Rehearsals begin: January 11- February 6 (Monday – Thursday 6:30 PM -9 PM, Saturday 10 AM-4 PM)
MANDATORY TECH in the Taft Theatre: February 9, 10, 11 from 11 AM to 9 PM.
Performances run February 12-21, 2016 with MORNING performances during school days, and afternoon and evening performances on weekends.

The Mirror:  (Actor, Singer, Dancer) Serves as the narrator. Menacing but also funny.

Queen Tempestula/The Peddler/The Witch: (Actor, Singer, Dancer) Incredibly vain and very evil.

Snow White:  (Actor, Singer, Dancer):  Kind and loving toward all people and creatures.  Strong and smart.

The Huntsman/Prince Thomas:  (Actor, Singer, Dancer) Dashing, strong and obedient as The Huntsman.  Handsome, funny, and self-absorbed as Prince Thomas.

The Guards: (Dancers) 


The Seven Dancing Dwarfs:

Waltzie: (Actor, Singer, Dancer) Dances the waltz, British, the boss.

Jiggles:  (Actor, Singer, Dancer) Dances the jig (River Dance), Irish, worried but charming.

Tango:  (Actor, Singer, Dancer) Dances the tango or salsa, Spanish, fiery and passionate.

Polkie:  (Actor, Singer, Dancer) Dances the polka, German, strong and direct.

Tutu:  (Actor, Singer, Dancer) Dances the ballet, French, delicate and beautiful.

Boots:  (Actor, Singer, Dancer) Dances the line dance, U.S. (Texas), loud and pushy.

Tapper: (Actor, Singer, Dancer) Is a tap dancer, Silent (mute), thoughtful and sweet.


Animals:  These are puppets or groups of puppets.  Please note any puppetry experience on your audition form.


SHREK THE MUSICAL JR.
Based on the DreamWorks Animation Motion Picture and the book by William Steig.
Book and Lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire. 
Music by Jeanine Tesori. 
Originally produced on Broadway by DreamWorks Theatricals and Neal Street Productions.
Original production directed by Jason Moore and Rob Ashford.
“I’m a Believer” by Neil Diamond.

In a faraway kingdom, the green ogre Shrek finds his swamp invaded by banished fairytale misfits, runaways who've been cast off by Lord Farquaad, a tiny terror with big ambitions. When Shrek sets off with a wise-cracking donkey to confront Farquaad, he's handed a task - if he rescues feisty Princess Fiona from the Dragon-guarded tower, his swamp will be returned to him.

Rehearsals begin: February 29- April 2 (Monday – Thursday 6:30 PM -9 PM, Saturday 10 AM-4 PM)
MANDATORY TECH in the Taft Theatre: April 5, 6 and 7 from 11 AM to 9 PM.
Performances run April 8-17, 2016 with MORNING performances during school days, and afternoon and evening performances on weekends.

Shrek: (Singer, Actor, Mover) Adult Male High Baritone, a stinky Ogre that wants to be left alone

Donkey: (Singer, Actor, Mover) Adult Male High Baritone, annoying friend of Shrek’s

Mama Ogre, Mama Bear, Dragon Puppeteer, Duloc Performer: (Singer, Actor, Mover) Adult Female Portray 30 -40 Soprano

Baby Bear, Duloc Performer: (Singer, Actor, Mover) Child Soprano

Shoemaker’s Elf, Duloc Performer: (Singer, Actor, Mover) Ensemble

Pig, Dragon Puppeteer, Duloc Performer:  (Singer, Actor, Mover) Ensemble, Adult Male High Baritone (Understudy Shrek)

Ugly Duckling, Duloc Performer: (Singer, Actor, Mover) Ensemble

Peter Pan, Understudy Donkey: (Singer, Actor, Mover) Ensemble

Fiona: (Actor, Singer, Mover) Adult female - Belter

Lord Farquaad: (Actor, Singer, on knees for entirety of show) High Baritone

Witch: (Actor, Singer, Mover) Ensemble

Pinocchio: (Actor, Singer, Mover) High Tenor

Fairy Godmother, Dragon Puppeteer, Understudy Fiona: (Actor, Singer, Mover) Ensemble

Sugar Plum, Gingy, Teen Fiona: (Actor, Singer, Mover) Ensemble

Big Bad Wolf, Understudy Farquaad: (Actor, Singer, Mover) Ensemble

Young Shrek, Dwarf, Young Fiona, Baby Bear: (Actor, Singer, Mover) Child Actor

Papa Bear, Dragon Puppeteer, Understudy Donkey: (Actor, Singer, Mover)

Papa Ogre, Duloc Performer: (Actor, Singer, Mover) Adult Male

Ensemble members (5 members) – Knights, Fairy Tale Creatures, Duloc Performers, Woodland Creatures, Deer

Taft Museum of Art

Executive Assistant to the Director

Posted:
Jul 8, 2015
 Reports to: Director/CEO of the Museum Employment Type: Full-time, 37.5 hours, exempt status. Core hours will be agreed to with Director/CEO.   
Department: Director’s Office Compensation: Competitive salary and 
excellent benefits  


POSITION OVERVIEW

Reporting directly to the Director/CEO, the Executive Assistant provides executive support in a one-on-one working relationship. The Executive Assistant serves as the primary point of contact for internal and external constituencies on all matters pertaining to the office of the Director of the Taft Museum of Art. The Executive Assistant also serves as a liaison to the board of directors and senior management teams.

The Executive Assistant must be creative and enjoy working within a small, entrepreneurial environment that is mission-driven, results-driven, and community-oriented. The ideal individual will have the ability to exercise good judgment in a variety of situations, with strong written and verbal communication, administrative, and organizational skills, and the ability to maintain a realistic balance among multiple priorities. The Executive Assistant will have the ability to work independently on projects from conception to completion, and must be able to work under pressure at times to handle a wide variety of activities and confidential matters with discretion.

ROLES AND REPONSIBILITIES

EXECUTIVE SUPPORT
* Completes a broad variety of administrative tasks for the Director including: managing an extremely active calendar of appointments; completing expense reports; composing and preparing correspondence that is sometimes confidential; arranging complex and detailed travel plans, itineraries, and agendas; and compiling documents for travel-related meetings.
* Plans, coordinates, and ensures the Director’s schedule is followed and respected. Provides gatekeeper and gateway functions, creating win-win situations for direct access to the Director’s time and office.
* Communicates directly, and on behalf of the Director, with board members, donors, museum staff, and others on matters related to the Director’s programmatic initiatives or museum business.
* Researches, prioritizes, and follows up on incoming issues and concerns addressed to the Director, including those of a sensitive or confidential nature. Determines appropriate course of action, referral, or response.
* Provides a bridge for smooth communication between the Director’s office and internal departments, demonstrating leadership to maintain credibility, trust, and support with senior management staff. The Executive Assistant is the Director’s interface while the Director is away from the Museum. 
* Keeps the Director well informed of upcoming commitments and responsibilities, following up appropriately. 
* Is sensitive to issues in the Museum environment and keeps the Director updated.
* Provides leadership in building relationships crucial to the success of the organization, and manages a variety of special projects for the Director, some of which may have organizational impact.
vIs hands-on in preparing/completing deliverables, e.g., drafting acknowledgment letters and personal correspondence, and other tasks, thus freeing the Director for higher-level leadership matters.
* Prioritizes conflicting needs; handles matters expeditiously. Processes invoices and works with finance as needed. 

BOARD SUPPORT AND LIAISON
* Serves as the Director’s administrative liaison to the Museum’s board of directors and management team.
* Maintains discretion and confidentiality in relationships with all board members.
* Complies with applicable rules and regulations set in bylaws regarding board and board committee matters, including advance distribution of materials before meetings in electronic/paper formats.
* Organizes and prepares agendas, handouts, reports, etc. as needed and takes minutes for all board of directors meetings, including those of the finance/executive; collections; development; governance; PR & marketing; and long-range planning committees. 
* Maintains files and records for all board-related correspondence. Schedules board training sessions, and meetings for chairs/vice chairs as needed.  
* Provides all support services for the board of directors.

SENIOR MANAGEMENT SUPPORT & LIAISON
* Participates as an adjunct member of the executive team, including assisting in scheduling meetings, attending some meetings, and following up on key initiatives.
* Assists in coordinating the agenda of senior management team meetings and off-sites, and all staff meetings. 
* Supports the executive team (department directors) on special projects, as needed or assigned by the Director. 

STRATEGIC INITIATIVES
* Works with the strategic initiatives team in coordinating the Director’s outreach activities.
* Follows up on contacts made by the Director and supports the cultivation of ongoing relationships.

OFFICE MANAGEMENT
* Assists in creating a welcoming and well-organized executive environment, including maintaining furnishings and supplies, ordering food, and setting up and maintaining the conference room.
* Maintains an inventory of all general office supplies and orders as necessary. 
* Works with staff on special office supply requests. 
* Arranges air travel and hotel accommodations for visiting guests when necessary. Acts as a staff social director, organizing special events for staff and occasionally for board members.

HUMAN RESOURCES 
* Works closely with the Human Resource Manager/Consultant to ensure all human resource paperwork is handled promptly and confidentially for employees.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
* Bachelor's degree preferred.
* Strong work tenure: five to ten years of experience supporting C-level executives, preferably in a non-profit organization. Some experience with facilities and operations is helpful, but not required.
* Experience and interest in internal and external communications, working with boards of directors, fundraising, and volunteer organizations.
* Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), Adobe Acrobat, and social media web platforms.



REQUIRED COMPETENCIES (SKILLS)
* Planning & Organizing: Strong organizational skills that reflect ability to prioritize and perform multiple tasks seamlessly with excellent attention to detail.
* Personal Accountability: Accountable for assigned responsibilities; sees tasks through to completion in a timely manner. Has a sense of urgency on important matters.
* Process Improvement: Proficiency at improving work methods and procedures as a means toward greater efficiency.
* Communication and Enrollment: Very strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships with stakeholders, including staff, board members, external partners, volunteers, and donors. Expert written and verbal communication skills.
* Independence: Ability to work independently and with minimal supervision.
* Collaboration/Teamwork: Ability to work cooperatively with supervision or as part of a team. Highly resourceful team player, with the ability to also be extremely effective independently.
* Initiative: Forward-looking thinker, who actively seeks opportunities and proposes solutions. Demonstrated proactive approaches to problem-solving with strong decision-making capability.
vReliability: Demonstrated ability to achieve high performance goals and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
* Problem Solving/Judgment: Adeptness at analyzing facts, problem-solving, decision-making, and demonstrating good judgment. Emotional maturity.
* Mission Focus: Embraces the mission of the Museum and all strategic documents. Integrates these documents into daily work.
* Visitor Experience: Demonstrates the highest level of service and response to the board of directors, the Director, staff, and visitors.
* Confidentiality: Proven ability to handle confidential information with discretion, and to be adaptable to various competing demands.


ABOUT THE TAFT MUSEUM OF ART
The Taft Museum of Art is one of the finest small art museums in America. A National Historic Landmark built in 1820, the Taft is home to an extensive art collection that includes European and American master paintings, Chinese porcelains, and European decorative arts. Among the treasures are major works by Rembrandt, Hals, Goya, Gainsborough, Reynolds, Turner, Ingres, Whistler, and Sargent, as well as the greatest Gothic ivory sculpture in America.

COMMENTS
* A competitive compensation plan to include excellent benefit package of medical, dental, life, 401(k), free parking, and café and shop discounts.
* No phone calls please. Only those who are qualified will be contacted via email for interviewing.   
* Interested candidates should forward a résumé and a detailed email cover letter to hr@taftmuseum.org with “Executive Assistant” in the subject line. Submissions without cover letters will not be reviewed. 
* The successful candidate must be able to accommodate a flexible schedule that includes special meetings and events outside regular core work hours.


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 Chamber Orchestra

Artistic Administration Internship (Unpaid)

Posted:
Jul 8, 2015
Reports To: Acting general manager
Deadline to Apply: Until filled
Job Description
Artistic Administration Internship (Unpaid)
The Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra (CCO) seeks a driven, organized artistic administration intern who possesses superior communication and organizational skills, for the 2015-16 school year as we ramp up to our audition candidate season in Summer 2016. The CCO will be fresh off of our first Summermusik festival and diving into planning for our second. We are looking for someone who is ready to be a part of this exciting period of change. CCO interns will have the opportunity to cater their internship experience to their own career goals, including event production, development and marketing/communications.

Responsibilities and Duties May Include:
Assist acting general manager with CCO winter concert preparation, librarian duties, volunteer management at events and concerts, and concert production for concerts, as needed. Some nights and weekends necessary.
Assist business and development manager with database management, distribution of marketing materials, development copy writing (as needed), grant research and writing (as needed) and general office duties at the CCO Northside offices. Also assist with box office or front of house for productions (as needed).
Assist team with gala production, research and marketing projects, as needed.
Assist team with 2016 festival planning.
Assist team with future organization planning.
Assist team with marketing planning and execution, and marketing and communications copywriting (as needed).
Complete various administrative tasks as assigned.
Build your Cincinnati artistic community network while working with many of the area’s top musicians.
Interns report to acting general manager LeAnne Anklan.

Qualifications Include:
Administrative experience working for not-for-profit organizations, preferably in the arts field.
An interest in artistic administration for a chamber orchestra.
Strong computer skills in the Microsoft Office suite. Knowledge of Adobe or database software a plus.
Detail-oriented and organized with a demonstrated ability to multitask, prioritize and meet deadlines.
Strong oral and written communication and analytical skills.
Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment.
Demonstrated self-starter, who can also work as a member of our fun team!
Demonstrated ability to learn new technologies and solutions quickly.
Ability to read music a plus.
Undergraduate or graduate students studying arts administration or related field preferred.

By participating in this internship, you will learn valuable skills necessary to move into the artistic administrative field, with a specific emphasis on performing arts management. These positions are unpaid, but interns may receive volunteer or academic credit for their services. Interns also receive complimentary CCO event admission and performance tickets for our winter concert. There is also free onsite parking at the CCO offices, conveniently located to Downtown and Clifton, in Northside.

Average time commitment is 5-10 hours/week, but can be adjusted based on candidate availability. Positions run for a semester or quarter in length, but availability for the full season is a plus. Position may require a couple of Saturdays and Sundays for CCO rehearsals and events.

To Apply:
Send resume and cover letter including potential start date and weekly hours available to ccoproduction@gmail.com.

In subject line, please reference: Artistic Administration Internship.

Contact:
LeAnne Anklan
ccoproduction@gmail.com

About Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra:

Mission: We create intimate, transformative experiences that connect the musically curious.

Founded in 1974 by Paul Nadler, the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra has a core membership of 32 musicians. The mission of the CCO is to provide a vibrant and fresh musical experience in an intimate and informal setting. Committed to spreading the joy of music in an accessible manner, the dynamic ensemble offers a unique musical experience to audiences, performing music generally not presented by large symphony orchestras. The orchestra's flexible size allows for creativity in programming and represents the ideal size for orchestral works ranging from the early Baroque era to contemporary compositions and CCO commissions.

Widely recognized as a trendsetter in creativity and innovation, CCO performances include a wide range of musical and artistic programming, internationally renowned soloists, visual artistic partnerships, theatrical and puppetry partnerships, and operatic and vocal productions. The CCO is proud to collaborate with many renowned arts organizations in the Cincinnati community, including VAE: Cincinnati’s Vocal Arts Ensemble, Madcap Puppet Theater, Exhale Dance Tribe, Pones, Inc., Constella Festival, The Mercantile Library, Cincinnati Contemporary Jazz Orchestra, Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, Cincinnati Ballet and The Carnegie Visual & Performing Arts Center.

Recipient of the prestigious 2009 Scripps-Corbett Award for Artistic Excellence, the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra is a cultural cornerstone of the Greater Cincinnati community and is widely recognized as Cincinnati’s premiere chamber orchestra.

Kennedy Heights Arts Center

Events and Marketing Manager

Posted:
Jul 8, 2015
General Description:
The Events and Marketing Manager is responsible for the coordination of Kennedy Heights Arts Center’s artist studios, special events and private rental events in our main facility and our new Lindner Annex. This full-time position develops and manages relationships with artists, arts organizations, businesses, individuals and organizations interested in renting KHAC facilities for their programs or special events. Additionally, this position is responsible for the development and implementation of the marketing and social media plans for the Arts Center. This position reports to the Executive Director.

Essential Functions:

Events Management
· Cultivate and expand relationships with various customers including artists, arts organizations, businesses, nonprofits and individuals through marketing, advertising and personal networking.
· Create and manage contracts and invoicing for rental clients.
· Oversee planning, set-up, implementation and follow-up for all rental events. 
· Direct and manage arts and/or development-focused special events for Kennedy Heights Arts Center as assigned.
· Coordinate event logistics and ensure that all event service details are executed on time and with excellent quality.
· Manage staffing for events including recruitment, hiring, training and supervising volunteer and paid staff.
· Supervise and coordinate with event contractors such as caterers, bartenders and equipment vendors.
· Maintain all equipment and facilities in an organized, clean, safe environment.

Marketing and Public Relations
· Responsible for creating, implementing and measuring the success of a comprehensive marketing and public relations program, in collaboration with Executive Director, that will enhance the Organization’s image and position within the marketplace and the general public.
· Ensure consistent communication of Organization’s desired image and position to all constituencies, both internal and external.
· Oversee design, production and distribution of marketing collateral for studio and event rental programs and other Organization publications as assigned.
· Monitor trends and ensure that the Organization regularly conducts relevant market research and coordinate and oversee this activity.
· Develop short- and long-term plans and budgets for the marketing/public relations program and its activities, monitor progress and evaluate performance.
Social Media:
· Develop and implement social media strategy for KHAC, coordinating with Executive Director, staff and other stakeholders to ensure its effectiveness and consistent application.
· Manage KHAC’s presence in social networking sites including Facebook, Twitter, posting on relevant blogs and other similar community sites.
· Create blog posts, articles, newsletters and material for social media channels.
· Monitor effective benchmarks for measuring the impact of social media programs, and analyze, review, and report on effectiveness of campaigns in an effort to maximize results.

Qualifications Required:
· Demonstrated skills, knowledge and experience in the development and execution of marketing, communications and public relations activities.
· Strong creative, strategic, analytical, organizational and sales skills.
· Experience developing and managing budgets.
· Computer literacy in word processing, spreadsheets and page layout.
· Ability to work cooperatively with diverse colleagues, clients and community members.
· Strong oral and written communications skills.
· Ability to manage multiple projects at a time.

Bachelor degree in marketing, arts administration, communications or public relations preferred. 2 to 5 years of experience in marketing, communications or events management with demonstrated success, preferably in the nonprofit sector, desired.

Physical Requirements: 
· Ability to speak and hear
· Close and distance vision
· Frequent standing with some walking and sitting
· Frequently lifts/carries up to 25 lbs.
· Able to reach hands and arms in any direction and kneel, stoop or crouch repeatedly 

Working Conditions:
Varying schedule to include evenings, weekends and extended hours as business dictates.

To Apply:
Please e-mail a resume, cover letter and three references to Ellen Muse-Lindeman at ellen@kennedyarts.org. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  

Kennedy Heights Arts Center is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from a broad spectrum of candidates reflecting the diversity of the community we serve.

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

Patron Services Representative

Posted:
Jul 8, 2015
Company Description: The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (CSO), which also performs as the Cincinnati Pops, is one of America’s finest and most versatile ensembles.  With a determination for greatness and a rich tradition that dates back over 120 years, the internationally acclaimed CSO attracts the best musicians, artists and conductors from around the world to Cincinnati.  With new commissions and groundbreaking initiatives like LUMENOCITY, One City, One Symphony, and the MusicNOW Festival collaboration, the Orchestra is committed to being a place of experimentation. 

As Cincinnati’s ambassador, the Orchestra has toured extensively, sold millions of recordings, and reaches millions more annually through radio and television broadcasts.  As Cincinnati’s own, the Orchestra’s impact extends far beyond CSO and Pops concerts at Music Hall to the schools, places of worship, and neighborhood centers of a vastly diverse community.  The Orchestra also elevates Cincinnati’s vibrant cultural scene by serving as the official orchestra for the Cincinnati Ballet, Cincinnati May Festival, Cincinnati Opera and Cincinnati World Piano Competition. 

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

Job Duties and Responsibilities:
· Assist patrons in person, over the phone, and at concerts with superior patron service
· Learn and manage a great deal of information about concerts, events and promotions in order to best answer patrons’ questions pleasantly, confidently, and efficiently
· Resolve issues in a prompt manner while maintaining high standards of quality and precision
· Help increase patron engagement, ticket sales and donations by suggesting additional ticket purchases and/or adding on donations with purchase
· Assist other departments with projects
· Other duties as required

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

Shifts are from 9:45am-1:45pm and 1:30pm-5:15pm Monday through Saturday. In addition, concert shifts occur at the following times:
* Thursday evenings (approximately 5:00pm through intermission) 
* Friday mornings (8:45am through intermission) 
* Friday and Saturday evenings (approximately 5:00pm through intermission) 
* Sunday matinees and evenings (11:45am through intermission or 4:45pm through intermission) 

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

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

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

Please send cover letter, resume and hourly compensation requirements to:
Amanda Flick, Human Resources Manager
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Music Hall
1241 Elm Street
Cincinnati, OH  45202

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

No third party applications will be accepted.

Cincinnati Art Museum

Corporate Relations Manager - Development

Posted:
Jul 2, 2015

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 to humanresources@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.

Creativities

Dynamic Sewing & Fashion Design Instructor (Part-Time)

Posted:
Jun 29, 2015
We are seeking a highly talented person to help us with our very popular Sewing & Fashion Design Programs. We are looking for somebody who is both exceptional at sewing and wonderful at working with kids, tweens and teens. Having a degree in Fashion Design, or being in the final year of study is preferred but not required. Our Sewing and Fashion Design programs are very successful and are central to our company’s future. 

We have just begun to scratch the surface of what we can do, both locally and nationally. We envision not only continuing with exceptional classes, but also creating our own line of patterns and fabrics. We are a young company with a very big future. 

This position is part-time and very flexible, but could easily turn into full 
time for those who are seeking that. 

Creativities is a really fun place to work and employees will get 
significant discounts in our fabric store, featuring today’s hottest designer fabrics. This is a wonderful opportunity to get in with a new and dynamic company on the verge of very big things.  If you are a fun, hard-working and creative person with great sewing skills, please send your resume and cover letter to the email address listed below.

Interested candidates should contact:
Sally Heuss
Manager of Sewing & Fashion Design
SallyH@artsandcreativities.com
 

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

Director of Institutional Giving

Posted:
Jun 26, 2015
Company Description:  The CSO, which also performs as the Cincinnati Pops, is one of America’s finest and most versatile ensembles. With a determination for greatness and a rich tradition that dates back over 120 years, the internationally acclaimed CSO attracts the best musicians, artists and conductors from around the world to Cincinnati. With new commissions and groundbreaking initiatives like LUMENOCITY, One City, One Symphony, and the MusicNOW Festival collaboration, the Orchestra is committed to being a place of experimentation. 

As Cincinnati’s ambassador, the Orchestra has toured extensively, sold millions of recordings, and reaches millions more annually through radio and television broadcasts. As Cincinnati’s own, the Orchestra’s impact extends far beyond CSO and Pops concerts at Music Hall to the schools, places of worship, and neighborhood centers of a vastly diverse community. The Orchestra also elevates Cincinnati’s vibrant cultural scene by serving as the official orchestra for the Cincinnati Ballet, Cincinnati May Festival, Cincinnati Opera and Cincinnati World Piano Competition. 

Position Summary: Reporting to the Vice President of Philanthropy, the Director of Institutional Giving serves as a key member of the senior development team, improving and executing strategies regarding corporate, foundation and government funders in support of the $9 million annual fund and advance approaches for special project funding.  The Director is to meet or exceed aggressive institutional giving goals by renewing, identifying, rating, cultivating, soliciting and securing supporters. Of utmost importance is the CSO’s relationship with ArtsWave, the largest united arts fund in the country.  As the largest grant recipient, the Director is responsible for nurturing and advancing the CSO’s relationship in coordination with the President, senior management team and Foundation and Grants Manager.  The position serves as the leading advocate in the business community, representing the CSO at key events and networking opportunities and supervises the Corporate Relations Manager and Foundation and Grant Manager, who all collectively achieve the financial goals set forth.  The Director of Institutional Giving must be an independent, fast-paced self-starter with exceptional communication and written skills and a proven track-record for securing and increasing corporate and foundation support. 

Corporate Support Responsibilities
· Broaden prospect pool by relationship management and directing research;
· Increase the proposal pipeline and size of corporate gifts through critical analysis of research findings leading to the development of strategic cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship approaches; 
· Ensure the timely completion of all corporate, foundation and grant proposals, applications, required reporting and stewardship activities;
· Ensure the proper acknowledgement of all corporate and foundation supporters through deliverables as agreed upon in proposals;
· Utilize the Board of Directors, the Corporate Cabinet and other members of the Philanthropy Team and senior management in the work of institutional giving; 
· Lead the fundraising efforts to secure corporate and foundation support for special projects including but not limited to Classical Roots, LUMENOCITY and One City, One Symphony;
· Lead the effort to generate corporate sponsorships for fundraising events including Opening Night Gala, Spectrum’s annual fundraising event and other events as identified by senior management.
Foundation and Government Support Responsibilities
· Anticipate needs of ArtsWave and take proactive approach to ensuring the organization is in line with ArtsWave strategies and requests;
· Meet aggressive foundation and government giving goals by actively developing new and existing relationships with key stakeholders at foundations, city officials and agencies;
· Work in close collaboration with the Foundation and Grants Manager to develop proposal strategies and oversee the gathering of necessary information to execute and submit grants in a timely manner.
· Advance the CSO’s goal to secure support from national funders, including increasing the CSO’s profile with the National Endowment for Arts
· With the Foundation and Grants Manager, serve as staff liaison to the Government Affairs Committee

Qualifications
· 5-7 years of direct fundraising experience, preferably with a performing arts organization. 
· Strong self-starter with superior organizational, communication and interpersonal skills.
· Must have demonstrated ability to successfully build, retain and renew support.
· Must be a collaborative team member with known leadership and management skills.


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 “Director of Institutional Giving” in the subject line.

No third party applications will be accepted.
 

Preble County Arts Association

Youth For Public Art Instructor

Posted:
Jun 24, 2015
The Preble County Art Association seeks a qualified individual to lead and teach the 2015/16 YPA (Youth for Public Art) Outreach Program. YPA is a partnership between the PCAA and the Preble County Juvenile Court in which atrisk teens participate in public art making. The instructor would report the PCAA Program Coordinator and the Executive Director. 

The instructor would provide the following:
* Develop public art projects for teens to create work as a team. This would include
murals, installations and/or community based projects.
* Create supply lists and maintain inventory
* Prepare working space and supplies/materials as needed.
* Lead teens in producing artwork as a team in a safe and secure atmosphere
* Communicate behavior, problems and successes with staff, providing information for session notes.
* Responsible for all setup and clean up outside of the program time.
* Provide meaningful engagement during sessions
* Provide quality instruction
* Mentor and lead the teens in developing skills that will allow them to work as a team, take on responsibility and see their impact on the community

Candidates should have the following qualifications:
* Minimum Associates Degree in Art or Art Education (BFA or MFA preferred) or
equivalent experience.
* Ability to create lesson plans and schedules and see to completion with time constraints
* Experience working with youth

Hours and Compensation
YPA will meet twice per week from 2:30 - 5:30 on Monday and Wednesday for 24 weeks of the school year. 10 weeks in the fall semester and 14 weeks winter semester. This position is contract and has a competitive stipend.

About YPA
Youth for Public Art is an initiative to fill Preble County with art, allowing youth in the county to actively participate in the creative process while learning teamwork,
philanthropy and community development. YPA focuses on atrisk teens, offering a mentoring experience and fostering pride for themselves and the community. Because the art they will be making is for the public, students are forced to look at the larger role they play in society. Working as a team to design and implement the project, students will learn more than artistic skills. Working as a group they will design and create a public work of art, establish relationships that are encouraged through preparing a shared meal and spend time reflecting on themselves, the project and the relationships they are forming.

Teen Benefits
● Stimulates and develops imagination and critical thinking
● Impacts developmental growth despite socioeconomic
boundaries
● Strengthens problemsolving
skill
● Develops a sense of craftsmanship, quality task performance and goalsetting
skills.
● Promotes academic achievement through skills learned.
● Fosters team work
● Fosters cultural awareness and acceptance of multiple viewpoints
Community Benefits
● Cultural Value and Community Identity
● Social Value and Place making
● Economic Value and Regeneration
Program Objectives
● Provide a safe, secure environment in which to enrich the lives of atrisk
teens, promoting positive change in form of self and community awareness.

Interested applicants should submit a resume, cover letter and work samples to Vicky Fanberg at director@takepartinart.net before August 3rd. Sessions will begin September 9th, 2015.

Preble County Arts Association

Youth For Public Art Project Assistant

Posted:
Jun 24, 2015

The Preble County Art Association seeks a qualified individual to assist the 2015/16 YPA (Youth for Public Art) Outreach Program. YPA is a partnership between the PCAA and the Preble County Juvenile Court in which atrisk teens participate in public art making. The assistant would report the PCAA Program Coordinator and the Executive Director. 

The assistant would provide support for the instructor by doing the following:
* Transport the YPA students to and from the PCAA using the PCAA van. 
* Help create supply lists and maintain inventory Prepare working space and supplies/materials as needed. Support teens in producing artwork as a team in a safe and secure atmosphere Communicate behavior, problems and successes with staff, providing information for session notes.
* Assist setup and clean up outside of the program time.
* Provide meaningful engagement during sessions 
* Mentor and lead the teens in developing skills that will allow them to work as a team, take on responsibility and see their impact on the community

Candidates should have the following qualifications:
* A degree in or working towards a degree in Art or Art Education or equivalent
experience.
* A clean driving record
* Experience working with youth

Hours and Compensation:
Hours are approximately 2pm - 7pm on Monday and Wednesday for 24 weeks of the school year.  10 weeks in the fall semester and 14 weeks winter semester. This position is contract and has a competitive stipend.

About YPA 
Youth for Public Art is an initiative to fill Preble County with art, allowing youth in the county to actively participate in the creative process while learning teamwork, philanthropy and community development.

YPA focuses on atrisk teens, offering a mentoring experience and fostering pride for themselves and the community. Because the art they will be making is for the public, students are forced to look at the larger role they play in society. Working as a team to design and implement the project, students will learn more than artistic skills. Working as a group they will design and create a public work of art, establish relationships that are encouraged through preparing a shared meal and spend time reflecting on themselves, the project and the relationships they are forming.

Interested applicants should submit a resume, cover letter and work samples to Vicky Fanberg at director@takepartinart.net before August 3rd. Sessions will begin September 9th, 2015.

Miami University Performing Arts Series 

Assistant Director of Audience Development

Posted:
Jun 24, 2015
The Assistant Director of Audience Development leads the Series’ communications strategy and event management efforts with a deep understanding of our varied offerings in performing arts and entertainment, education outreach, and special events. He/She works in a variety of capacities with a fluid team of colleagues, students, interns, volunteers, vendors and collaborators to accomplish departmental, college and University-wide goals.

Required: Bachelor’s degree (by date of hire); excellent oral and written communication skills and facility with graphic design; relevant marketing industry knowledge; ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and work with a variety of individuals and offices across the campus, community and a variety of vendors to accomplish departmental goals; ability to work evening and weekend hours. 

The successful candidate will possess a combination of academic credentials and relevant professional experience that demonstrates a record of successful project management, preferably in an arts/education/cultural setting; work comfortably in a variety of creative and administrative contexts as a staff member, leader, educator/trainer, committee member, consensus builder, purchaser/client; be able to answer the "what and why" of a proposed project before resources are committed; be a flexible, self-motivated team player who is able to think strategically, build consensus and quickly solve problems, often in public situations; be skilled at identifying, cultivating and managing relationships and partnerships across campus and in the community to accomplish organizational goals; be creative, thoughtful, articulate, energetic, savvy and passionate about the Series’ mission.

Desired: Two to three years of experience with concert/event marketing; experience in developing donor relations; experience in a university and/or non-profit setting; proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite, specifically, InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop; familiarity with Cascade web content management system.  

Areas of Responsibility 
-Marketing: Develop and direct marketing and communication strategies to accomplish participation and profile goals while building community value. 
-Planning: Develop and implement creative direction, strategies and tactics to effectively advertise, promote and publicize Series events, outreach, sponsorships, initiatives and partnerships. 
-Digital Marketing:  Develop and administer the Series’ digital presence, including email and digital marketing, website content and social media platforms. 
-Audience Evaluation:  Develop and execute audience evaluation initiatives to target and refine communications strategies, understand and improve audience experiences, and measure the impact and outcomes of projects in support of short- and long-term goals. 
-Sales Analysis: Use historical data, sales and participation trends to recommend and implement changes.  
-Manage: Student and professional designers and other vendors to assure expected levels of quality work are achieved and budgets are observed.  

Education/Outreach: Responsible for managing all aspects of the Series’ education and outreach programs.  
-Develops curricular content, promotional plan and actively solicits participation in Series’ programs, including educators, community members, sponsors and students.  
-Coordinates all educational outreach activities, including transportation, promotion, event management and post-event analysis.  

Fundraising & Grants: Supports the Director in accomplishing departmental fundraising and unearned income goals via integrated marketing and outreach efforts.  
-Show & Tell:  Manages the initiative to build community and campus value of Series programs. 
-VIP Donor/Sponsor Program:  Develops and produces fundraising materials; facilitates artist meet-and-greets and other events. 
-Arts Camps:  Helps promote and manage youth arts camps, including soliciting and screening camp staff applicants, assisting in supervising campers and daily parent reports. 
-Wine Tasting/Special Events:  Takes a leadership role in marketing and producing annual Wine Tasting fundraiser; participates in other fundraising activities as appropriate. 
-Grant Writing:  Prepares narrative, support material and other data necessary for successful grant applications from of a variety of funders; prepares grant reports as needed. 

Administrative: Supervises student employees and interns, providing feedback necessary for expected job and academic performance.  
-Participates in strategic short- and long-term planning.  
-Represents the Series on campus and with regional committees and events as necessary. 
-Serves ex officio on the Performing Arts Series Advisory Board; attends all meetings; prepares and presents reports as appropriate. 

Application Instructions
For this search, applications will be accepted on-line only and will require a cover letter, resume, list with contact information of three references and (as "other" document) samples of your work that will demonstrate how your abilities and experiences best match the job description. A brief explanation of context for each sample is appreciated.

Apply online at bit.ly/ApplyMiamiPAS

Inquires can be directed to Patti Liberatore at Patti.Liberatore@MiamiOH.edu. Review of applications will begin on July 1, 2015 and continues until position is filled. 

Miami University, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with smoke- and tobacco-free campuses, is committed to a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report with information on campus crime, fires, and safety may be found at http://www.MiamiOH.edu/campus-safety/annual-report/index.html. Hard copy available upon request. Employment will require a criminal background check according to University guidelines.

Visionaries + Voices

Teaching Artist Mentor Volunteer/Internship Opportunity

Posted:
Jun 23, 2015
Program Description
The Teaching Artist Program [TAP] expands upon opportunities for V+V Artists who have an interest in teaching, speaking and public leadership positions in the field of visual art by providing individualized training and supports that develop the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to pursue these interests effectively. The primary goal of the Teaching Artist Program is to reduce and remove barriers to opportunity for artists with disabilities in Greater Cincinnati.

How YOU can be involved
Mentors are the heart and soul of the Teaching Artist Program. This group of volunteers makes it possible for each artist to achieve his or her leadership goals. Each mentor is paired with an artist for 30 weeks. During this time mentors and artists work one-on-one making art, creating lesson plans, practicing public speaking, visiting schools, and learning from eachother. Mentors make an incredible imapct on the artists with whom they work, but the reverse is also true. This incredibly fun and challenging two-way learning experience is the beauty of TAP and it’s the reason why we hope you will choose to be a mentor.

Semester Duration: September 2015-April 2016

Time Commitment:
Teaching Artist Mentors must be willing to commit at least 2-4 hours a week, between 8am-3:30pm, for the semester’s duration. This time commitment will include weekly individual meetings with assigned Teaching Artists as well as group sessions involving all TAP artists, Education Staff + Mentors. Individual meeting times are designed to fit both the mentors and artist’s schedules.

Qualifications
· Experience in visual art and/or education
· Ability to work effectively with diverse populations in one-on-one and group settings
· Experience and/or interest in mentoring/coaching positions
· Valid driver’s license and vehicle insurance

Benefits
· Eligible for university/college credit
· Transportation reimbursement
· Portfolio diversification/development
· Networking opportunity with schools, educators, artists and arts organizations

Contact

Jamie Muenzer, jmuenzer@visionariesandvoices.com

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati

Part-Time Box Office Associate

Posted:
Jun 23, 2015
ENSEMBLE THEATRE CINCINNATI seeks a dynamic, personable, experienced applicant to work Box Office operations on a part-time basis.

Company Description: Founded in 1986 and located in historic Over-the-Rhine, Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati (ETC) is the region’s second largest professional Equity theatre, and is committed to producing a wide range of dramas, musicals, and comedies of the highest artistic caliber, as well as to providing education and outreach programs that focus on providing arts opportunities to economically disadvantaged children and audiences.  Mission: Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati is a professional theatre dedicated to producing world and regional premieres of works that often explore compelling social issues. We fulfill our mission through our stage productions and educational outreach programs that enlighten, enliven, enrich and inspire our audiences.

Position Summary:  This is a part-time hourly position (8 – 20 hours / week.  Must be available for daytime, evening, and weekend hours.)

Responsibilities:  Include (but not limited to): 
· Process phone and walk-up single ticket and subscription orders
· Process subscriber and/or single ticket exchanges
· Answer main phone line
· Compile box office sales reports and deposits
· Provide general office support 

Qualifications: Minimum High School Diploma or equivalent required.  College degree preferred.  Knowledge of computerized tickets systems (specifically VENDINI) desired as well as proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word and Excel.)

Skills:  Ability to work in a team environment. Arts background or appreciation for the arts desired.  Attention to detail and accuracy, cooperative attitude and willingness to learn and assist others, able to use computer applications and telephone, ability to work in a fast paced environment, and the ability to work autonomously and solve problems with minimal supervision.  Ideal candidate will posses excellent verbal and written communication skills, and be self-motivated, personable, and well organized. Ideal candidate will also have his or her own transportation.

How to Apply:  Interested individuals should submit a résumé with cover letter to Jared D. Doren, Patron Services Manager, Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati, 1127 Vine Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202 or via email at jdoren@ensemblecincinnati.org .  No phone calls. Deadline for submittal Friday, July 10, 2015.
 

Cincinnati Landmark Productions

Set Builder/Painter

Posted:
Jun 19, 2015
Cincinnati Landmark Productions, the parent theatrical organization for The Covedale Center for the Performing Arts and the new Warsaw Federal Incline Theater is seeking a part-time set builder/painter.

Requirements
 Able to utilize technical equipment.
Able to utilize tools for set work.  
Able and willing to follow instructions with good time management and problem solving skills.
Carpentry skills.  
Ability to lift 50+ lbs.
Able to read and write and communicate effectively.  
Thinks creatively. 
Scenic artist experience a plus!
 
Other Requirements:  
Must have a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.
Over 21 years of age preferred
 Candidate must be able to work in an unsupervised environment.  
 Is a self-starter, dependable, and have excellent communications skills.  
Able to work early mornings, afternoons and some weekends (based on our production schedule).  
Able to drive a stick shift preferred.
Even tempered and have a good sense of humor and be willing to work in a unique, and fun environment!    

Pay rate:  $11.00/hourly

If interested, please email Denny Reed, Tech Director at dennyreed@clpshows.org  (NO PHONE CALLS or WALK-INS PLEASE).  When applying, please include a cover letter and resume.  Deadline to submit resume cover letter and resume is Friday, June 26, 2015.

Start Date – immediate. 
 

ArtWorks

Director of Communications

Posted:
Jun 19, 2015
Job Title:   Director of Communications
Location:   ArtWorks Administrative Office, 20 E. Central Pkwy, Cincinnati, OH 
Hours:        Full time 
Rate of Pay:  Salary, starting at $40,000 (commensurate with experience level); Employee benefits package includes health insurance, paid time off and savings plan.
Reports to:  VP, Institutional Advancement
Start date:   August 2015
                                                        
Purpose:   The Director of Communications will be responsible for ArtWorks marketing, communications and public relations, and will help drive the strategy, planning and creative development for all of ArtWorks communications and fundraising initiatives.

Responsibilities:  
· Lead, manage and implement the communication plan and calendar, aligning with fundraising objectives, for all of ArtWorks external communications including:
    o ArtWorks website copy, messaging and plug-ins, (WordPress), mobile applications, and monitoring new trends.
    o ArtWorks eNewletters (Constant Contact) and ArtWorks Blog.
    o ArtWorks social media strategy (Facebook, Instagram and Twitter) and monitoring new platforms appropriate for organizations development goals (Pinterest, Snapchat, etc.)
    o The creation and distribution of ArtWorks Annual Report (eBook plug-in, PDF and print.)
    o Making appropriate media-buys for ArtWorks events and fundraising objectives.
· Lead and implement the marketing and communications to support ArtWorks key fundraising initiatives including: 
     o the annual Adopt an Apprentice Campaign, ArtWorks Annual Breakfast, Power2Give online fundraising messaging, Public Art project based fundraising efforts (Murals, Queen City Art Racks, Hero Design Company), Creative Enterprise, Annual Fundraisers, and other projects based mailers.
    o Collaborate with Design Manager and leadership team to create all event and campaign themes and naming conventions annually.
· Lead ArtWorks media relations efforts, including:
    o Develop fresh, newsworthy pitches and successfully garnering media exposure (print, TV, radio, online and social.)
    o Create and distribute all press releases to appropriate media outlets.
    o Proactively meet with and call reporters and writers to continue/develop close relationship and trust.
    o Successfully represent ArtWorks during media interviews and select appropriate individuals for media presence – developing and providing talking points to ensure ArtWorks desired messaging is achieved.  
· Continuously evaluate and improve organizational messaging, ensuring that all three programming initiatives (Public Art, Creative Enterprise, ArtRx) are optimally integrated and reflected across all of ArtWorks communication materials.
· Manage budget line items associated with communications, design and marketing.
· Oversee brand guidelines and Communication Standard Operating Procedures; communication of changes to staff.
· Oversee all external communications ensuring they are cohesive, consistent and visually compelling.
· Ensure all samples of all campaign pieces, event promotions, public art project photos, collateral, and earned press coverage are documented (physical and electronic) for easy access and review.
· Manage relationship and communications with all of ArtWorks strategic marketing partners (photographers, printers, website firm, etc.) as well as internships/volunteers from local universities.
· Effectively collaborate with Development & Communications department, frequently working with the Design Manager for all print and electronic communication needs.
· Support Grants Manager to ensure creative, effective communications tools can be included in Grant Applications. Provide copy review, recommendations and editing support for all of ArtWorks grant applications.
· Support all other Development and Programming communications needs throughout the year.

The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications, characteristics and abilities
· Must possess clear understanding of effective non-profit communications and marketing to accomplish fundraising goals and further advance the organizational mission.
· Must demonstrate an ability to develop creative and playful marketing copy and communications to effectively represent a brand and reach audiences for successful fundraising (or sales) initiatives.
· Hands-on experience in new media including internet marketing, viral marketing, social media, eNewsletter and blogs; experience with website design and content development (experience working with WordPress and Constant Contact a plus.)
· Must be able to demonstrate proactive, deadline-driven leadership with ability to take initiative, balance priorities and meet deadlines.
· Must have experience working with Cincinnati area media outlets to develop story pitches and garnering PR and media for non-profit organizations. Must be successful at representing organization in media interviews as well as aligning and scheduling the appropriate individuals for media interviews.  Experience with Arts & Culture and National Media outlets a plus.
· Ability to manage and modify communications plan per Google Analytics and Constant Contact data and generated reports.
· Must be detail-oriented and have the ability to work on several projects simultaneously. 
· Possess experience leveraging new media tools to develop effective presentations and collateral.
· Must have a good design sensibility.
· Excellent organizational, problem-solving and decision making skills.
· Demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively with teams and committees.
· Strong written, verbal and telephone communications skills.
· Confidence with public speaking and making presentations.
· Skilled in Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, Photoshop or other design programs.
· Comfortable working with trustees, volunteers, individuals, clients and staff. 
· 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:  
· Work collaboratively with and in support of all ArtWorks team-members.
· Adhere to the utmost ethical standards, intuitive, considerate and kind.
· Have a passion for the arts, community, education, creative enterprise and promoting healing through art.
· Have a driver’s license and personal transportation.
· 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, constructive with a good sense of humor.
Credentials and Experience:
· Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Marketing or Business Administration
· Minimum of three (3) years of experience working as a marketing professional
· Experience working with a non-profit arts organization or related field 
About ArtWorks:  Founded in 1996, ArtWorks trains and employs local youth and talent to create art and community impact. ArtWorks’ vision is to be the creative and economic engine which unites citizens to transform our region through public art, such as their award-winning mural program, art therapy, and creative enterprise initiatives.  To date, ArtWorks has hired over 2,700 area youth and 700 professional artists, and has trained over 240 creative entrepreneurs. ArtWorks is grateful for the support of many individuals and organizations, including the City of Cincinnati, the Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation, the generosity of community contributions to the  ArtsWave Campaign, and the Ohio Arts Council. To learn more or to support ArtWorks, visit ArtWorksCincinnati.org.

To apply: Interested candidates should send resume, cover letter and two writing / grant samples via e-mail to Teresa Hoelle at Teresa@ArtWorksCincinnati.org by July 15, 2015.

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.

Bi-Okoto

Performing/Teaching Artists

Posted:
Jun 18, 2015
Bi-Okoto (pronounced “Bee-O-Ko-Toe”), based in Cincinnati, Ohio, was established in August 1994 and is incorporated as a 501 (c) (3) non-profit multicultural arts education organization that produces, teaches and tours the US offering traditional and contemporary Africa programming, workshops and classes for schools, higher learning institutions, libraries, church and the general public. Our mission is to preserve and share the heritage of Africa by using traditional arts as an educational tool to promote cultural awareness in communities globally.

Reports To: Executive Director/Artistic Director
Deadline to Apply: 09/07/2015

Job Description: Full-Time Performing/Teaching/Touring Artists (Dancers and Percussionists)
Bi-Okoto is in search of Full-Time performing/teaching/touring artists.  Individuals must be able to teach and present, with an aptitude to learn new material (song, music and dance) quickly, and the flexibility to travel. Interested candidates should be at least 21 years with a valid driver's license. Teaching artists experience is recommended by not required. In addition, individuals will be trained in a variety of arts/office administration (marketing and website development) during off-peak touring season. Commitment and passion is a must!
 
Interested parties should send letter and resume to hr@bi-okoto.com.  

COR Music Project

Multiple Teaching Roles

Posted:
Jun 15, 2015
The COR Music Project is hiring 4 new teachers this year. We believe music is a vehicle that can help bring positive change to areas that need, but cant necessarily afford, high quality music programs. The positions available teach all age groups from pre-k through 12th grade. The positions (so far) are: 

-Piano Teacher
-Choir
-Electronic Music (special consideration goes to applicants who can regularly design and update our website)
-Drumline instructor
-4 pre-k through elementary positions
-String orchestra conductor ( this position requires great classroom management skills and student recruitment skills) 
-Summer programs are available to teach every year

We will have more classes open up throughout the year, so people who are hired can expect to get more teaching opportunities throughout the year. Training will be provided at the end of the summer. 

Job Requirements:

- Music Degree
- Previous Teaching Experience
- Ability to teach class sizes of 20+
- Reliable Transportation
- Ability to teach more than one subject or at more than one school is highly valued. 
- Dedication. We need educators who will go beyond just teaching. Looking for outreach and funding opportunities, have weekly lesson plans prepared and attend monthly staff meetings are all very important. 
- Development. You are always asked to provide input on curriculum if you feel it needs to be changed. If you feel we can better our program, we are always willing to hear you. This program is taught by you, so you should help design it!


To apply or ask for more information, send your resume and 3 references by July 30th to:

Adam Pelkey - Program Director
pelkeyadam@gmail.com 

Indian Hill Performing Arts

Multiple Positions

Posted:
Jun 15, 2015
Indian Hill Performing Arts is an after school program that provides performing arts enrichment to students K-12 within Indian Hill and surrounding communities.   For more information on our mission with IHPA, please see ihperformingarts.com
IHPA is expanding and looking for quality professional educators for the following positions:
 
1. Dance Teacher for Primary School (PS) K-2 Intro to Dance
2. Competitive Cheer/Dance teacher 
3. Competitive Jump Rope Teacher 
4. Beginning Piano teacher
5. Beginning Violin teacher
6. ES acting in Musical Theatre teacher 
7. MS acting teacher  
8. Male vocal teacher
 
All Vocal educators must have or working towards their Master’s degree in Education or Performance arts, experience teaching students though private instruction or group lessons.  Educators must complete a background check and provide references and resume’. 
 
Hiring for the 2015 Summer, 2015-2016 school year and future events .  
Please send your resume and 3 references to Robin Schwanekamp atrwschwan1108@gmail.com  
 

Cincinnati Art Museum

Full Time Security Guard (2nd Shift)

Posted:
Jun 15, 2015
The Cincinnati Art Museum has immediate opening for a full time (40 hours per week) Security Guard for second shift: 4:30pm - 12am Fri/Sat/Sun and 3:30pm - 11pm Wed/Thurs. Off Mon & Tues.

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

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

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

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

Email: humanresources@cincyart.org 
Fax: 513.639.2932

No drop-in interviews available.  No phone calls please.

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

The Carnegie

In-School Music Instructor

Posted:
Jun 15, 2015
Position Title:  In-school Music Instructor (contract position for one school year)
Department:  Education

Position Reports To:  Education Director

Position Purpose

The In-School Music Instructor is responsible for implementing music instruction offered by the Carnegie during school hours. This includes, but is not limited to, creating and teaching music lessons designed to reinforce curriculum to children enrolled in kindergarten through 5th grade in the Covington Independent schools, preparing and gathering necessary supplies, researching curriculum information, writing supplemental music lessons for classroom teachers to teach when the Carnegie is not present, documenting and evaluating program, attending meetings and providing professional development for school staff, and spending the time necessary to assure that programs are successfully completed.

Essential Functions and Basic Duties

1. Develop lessons
       A. Write music lessons designed to reinforce curriculum and the elements of music
       B. Write supplemental music lessons aligned with other content areas (social studies, math, science, etc.) for classroom teachers to instruct 
2. Prepare for and teach agreed upon hours
       A. Gather supplies for classes 
       B. Perform any necessary prep tasks 
       C. Be prepared at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the class
       D. Instruct classes (along side the classroom teachers) keeping in mind the mission of The Carnegie’s Education Department
               i. Provide opportunities for the discovery and enhancement of creativity
               ii. Reinforce curriculum
               iii. Provide varied materials and experiences
               iv. Ensure open ended processes
               v. Collaborative work when possible
       E. Clean up and re-organize
3. Attend Meetings and Trainings 
       A. Provide professional development and assessment for classroom teachers prior to each 5 week session
       B. Attend principal meetings
       C. Attend Champs Training for Covington Independent Schools
       D. Attend Carnegie Education Staff meetings
4. Document programming through written assessment
       A. Provide descriptions and summaries of daily classwork
       B. Provide observations and informal assessments of students progress
       C. Report anecdotes 
       D. Assist with the curriculum review process
5. Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications

Education/Certification: College degree in music, education or related field preferred
Teaching Certification preferred, but not required

Requirements: Teaching Experience and/or previous work with children
Student assessment skills
Classroom management skills
Experience with writing curriculum
Must have reliable transportation, a valid driver’s license, and proof of insurance

Skills/Abilities desired: Active and dynamic teacher
Excellent ability to engage and support children
Ability to organize, coordinate and direct multiple projects
Self-starter and willingness to be a team player

Hours: Approx. 30 hours per week during the school year (40 weeks)

Resumes due no later than July 8, 2015

Email resumes to apaasch@thecarnegie.com

Intent and function of job descriptions

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

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

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

ArtWorks

Adult Volunteer Mural Tour Guides (Volunteer Opp)

Posted:
Jun 12, 2015
Deadline to apply: ArtWorks is considering applications through July 9.  Applying early is encouraged!
Description:
Have an interest in public speaking? Love sharing art with others?   ArtWorks is looking for a few responsible individuals with a passion for the arts, an enthusiasm for Cincinnati history, and the ability to tell a good story to lead Mural Tours of downtown and Over-the-Rhine.  Tour guides must have a flexible schedule and be able to give 2-4 tours per month as needed.  Tour guides need to be able to stay on their feet for at least 2 hours at a time and in any weather condition.  Adult tour guides will volunteer alongside youth Apprentice tour guides to give tours to the general public as well as private groups.  Tours will run seasonally from April to November, mostly on weekends but with occasional needs during the work week.  As the tour program is relatively new, we are looking for candidates with a can-do attitude who are willing to jump in where needed.  All tour guides will be trained before leading tours.  Don’t miss your chance to get in on this unique opportunity! We are accepting applications through July 9.

For additional information including the tour guide application please visit our website:
Adult Volunteer application.

If you would like to speak directly to someone about this opportunity, email Ellen atellen@artworkscincinnati.org.
 

Public Media Connect (CET)

Corporate Support Representative

Posted:
Jun 12, 2015
Public Media Connect (PMC), the regional public television organization formed by CET in Cincinnati and ThinkTV in Dayton, is searching for a Corporate Support/ Underwriting person for its CET station. This position will report directly to the Chief Development Officer and will be based at the downtown studios of CET.
Primary Duties
· Develop personal contacts and maintain good relationships with businesses, corporations, advertising agencies, and underwriters to solicit underwriting agreements on behalf of CET
· Prepare proposals and negotiate rates for all CET platforms
· Work with productions department to write and help produce TV underwriting spots
· Write copy adhering to PMC guidelines and FCC policies for non-commercial broadcasters
· Monitor traffic, productions, and billing for underwriting agreements on behalf of CET
· Negotiate adjustments and credits plus handle underwriting complaints and concerns
· Participate in on-air fundraising and other Development Department efforts as needed and/or requested
· Oversee the maintenance of appropriate directories and files on corporations, organizations, agencies, and individuals that are current or prospective underwriting clients.
· Work with PMC’s business office regarding CET related collections
Requirements
1. Two or more years of experience in sales and/or development of marketing plans
2. BA/BS degree in marketing, communications, or a related field 
3. Understanding of the advertising process for TV and Online platforms
4. Demonstrated ability to succeed in meeting sales goals
5. Experience in the advertising sales process for TV and/or radio
6. Familiarity with media marketing promotions and new business development
7. Excellent communications skills with customers and staff members
8. Experience with working for and/or with a public broadcasting station
9. Familiarity with credit and collections practices
10. Ability to plan schedules and meet deadlines, including attention to detail
11. Knowledge and experience with the Cincinnati marketplace strongly desired.
12. Ability to work collaboratively in a positive manner to further the mission and goals of CET absolutely essential

If interested and qualified, please send resume and cover letter to: hr@cetconnect.org
Public Media Connect is an Equal Opportunity Employer
 

Middletown Arts Center

Adult Workshop Instructors

Posted:
Jun 11, 2015
The Middletown Arts Center seeks qualified instructors to teach 1 time Saturday workshops for Fall 2015 in the following areas: Mosaics, Polymer Clay Jewelry, Felt Jewelry and Encaustic Painting. Interested persons will have previous experiences teaching in the specified area and examples of professional work exhibiting the taught medium. Please send resumes and 3 images of project examples to Leslie Pinto atlpinto@middletownartscenter.com

Middletown Arts Center

Community Art Outreach Instructor

Posted:
Jun 10, 2015
The Middletown Arts Center seeks a highly motivated individual to grow the “Art on the Go” off site art program. This program brings art into the community via instruction and event participation and promotes the onsite programming at the MAC. In addition to use of the MAC Mobile and the Art on the Go programming model, established artists and crafters would be able to promote themselves and sale of personal artwork in the community.

 Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
 -Instruction of off-site classes & workshops
-Promotion of Art on the Go classes and offerings
- Identifying and developing new opportunities for Art on the Go instruction
-Driving the MAC Mobile to and participating in festivals and art shows 
-Sales of MAC artwork at offsite locations

Qualified persons will have a strong background in the visual arts or crafting. Applicants must be motivated to develop this program for Middletown and surrounding communities.  Weekday, evening and weekend hours are required. The instructor will be paid per class or event scheduled. 
A valid driver’s license and clean driving record is required. 

Interested persons should send their resume, letter of intent and images of work to Leslie Pinto lpinto@middletownartscenter.com