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ArtWorks

Accounting Manager

Posted:
Feb 27, 2015
Position:  Accounting Manager
Reports to: CEO & Artistic Director
Salary: $40,000-$50,000 
Location: ArtWorks Administrative Offices, 20 East Central Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45202 

Overview:
The Accounting Manager will be a strategic thought-partner, and report to the CEO.  The successful candidate will be a hands-on and participative manager and will lead and develop the internal team to support the following areas: finance, payroll/benefits, and business planning and budgeting.
This position will play a critical role in partnering with the senior leadership team in strategic decision making and operations as ArtWorks continues to enhance quality programming and build capacity. This is a tremendous opportunity for a well-trained individual to grow with an outstanding organization.

Responsibilities
:
· Financial Management of all aspects of the organization. 
· Manage payroll and benefits, insurance and 401K.
· Analyze and present financial reports in an accurate and timely manner; clearly communicate monthly and annual financial statements; collate financial reporting materials for all donor segments, and oversee all financial, project/program and grants accounting.
· Coordinate and lead the annual audit process, liaise with external auditors and the finance committee of the board of directors.
· Oversee and lead annual budgeting and planning process in conjunction with the leadership team; administer and review all financial plans and budgets; monitor progress and changes and keep senior leadership team abreast of the organization’s financial status.
· Manage organizational cash flow and forecasting.
· Maintain a robust contracts and financial management/ reporting system that ensures timely contract billing and collection.
· Manage cash flow to support operational requirements.
· Update and implement all necessary business policies and accounting practices; improve the policy and procedure manual.
·  Work closely with the Development Staff Educate employees regarding staff tools, policies and procedures with regard to all financial management, budgets, cash flow, purchasing, reporting.
· Work closely and transparently with all external partners including third-party vendors and consultants.
Qualifications
· Minimum of a B.A. major in accounting or finance, an MBA/CPA or related master’s degree. 
· At least 5-7 years of overall professional experience; ideally with experience in broad financial and operations management experience.
· Commitment to training programs that maximize individual and organization goals across the organization including best practices in human resources activities.
· A successful track record in setting priorities; keen analytic, organization and problem solving skills which support and enable sound decision making.
· Excellent communication and relationship building skills with an ability to prioritize, negotiate, and work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders.
· A multi-tasker with the ability to wear many hats in a fast-paced environment.
· Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and dedication to the mission of ArtWorks.

The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications, characteristics and abilities:   
· Excellent written and oral communications skills;
· Excellent organizational, problem-solving, and decision making skills;
· Exercises discretion and good judgment;
· Manages sensitive and confidential information with integrity;
· Excellent interpersonal skills and tactfulness when dealings with others
· Experience and ease meeting and socializing with people from diverse backgrounds; 
· Ability to give direction to and manage others well;
· Comfortable working with Trustees, volunteers, individuals, clients and staff; 
· Skilled in QuickBooks and Microsoft Office Suite.
· Able to work collaboratively with and in support of programming staff and other ArtWorks team-members;
· Adhere to the utmost ethical standards, intuitive, considerate and kind;
· An excellent representative of ArtWorks;
· Adaptable and versatile, able to work simultaneously on several teams;
· A hard-working, team-player with a “can do” attitude; must be comfortable in a fast-paced environment with frequent deadlines;
· Inquisitive and imaginative;
· Patient, resilient and proactive;
· Flexible, optimistic, constructive, with a good sense of humor.

About ArtWorks:
Founded in 1996, ArtWorks is an award-winning non-profit organization that empowers and inspires the creative community to transform our everyday environments through employment, apprenticeships, education, community partnerships, and civic engagement.  ArtWorks Public Art Initiative creates innovate works that enrich Greater Cincinnati while providing job opportunities to youth and professional artists.  ArtWorks’ ArtRx, transforms the lives of patients and their families through the healing power of art. Through Creative Enterprise, CO.STARTERS provides training and business courses to creative entrepreneurs. ArtWorks is generously funded by many community supporters including the City of Cincinnati, the Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr./US Bank Foundation, ArtsWave, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Ohio Arts Council. To learn more visit ArtWorksCincinnati.org.
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.

Deadline
: 3/16/2015
Please submit resume and cover letter and references toAmy@ArtWorksCincinnati.org  No Phone Calls Please.
 

ArtWorks

CincyInk Activations Coordinator

Posted:
Feb 23, 2015
Job Title:  ArtWorks CincyInk Activations Coordinator
Location:  ArtWorks Administrative Office, 20 E. Central Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Hours:  Part-time, 20 hours per week
Compensation:  Salary $10,000.
Reports to: Director of Public Art
Hire dates: March 1, 2015 – December 31, 2015
Purpose:  The Activations Coordinator will have the amazing opportunity to oversee an exciting new city-wide Public Art project called ArtWorks CincyInk from conception to completion, with direct input from the Director of Public Art.
Public Art Responsibilities:
• Oversee and implement ArtWorks CincyInk project and support Director of Public Art as requested
• Serve as the primary point person for CincyInk Artists, participants, community partners, city administrators, and vendors
• Lead meetings with stakeholders to guide productive discussion, planning, and resource coordination
• Prepare presentations for community, funders, and other audiences
• Organize and facilitate various community engagement sessions from informational (that support the
project process) to hands-on (that contribute to art project outcomes)
• Manage internal workflow to ensure resources and content is delivered according to project needs
and timelines
• Administer, track, and report outcomes measures
• Provide content to the Development and Communications teams for marketing and fundraising needs
• Constructively critique Artists’ works in progress to ensure high-quality results
• Recruit, hire, and oversee Artists, ensuring they deliver high-quality work on time and on budget
• Recruit, hire, and oversee youth Apprentice involvement in select projects, as needed
• Recruit and work with community partners or participants to implement projects
• Comfortable with cold calling and meeting people without being introduced
• Capable of creatively positioning CincyInk sponsorship opportunities to new prospects
• Comfortable talking about project costs and soliciting sponsorships for project partners and participants
• Other duties as assigned

The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications, characteristics, and abilities:
• An understanding of and passion for public art professional practice
• A basic understanding of urban planning issues as they relate to public art
• A good design sensibility and familiarity with contemporary art
• A basic understanding of the materials, techniques, and installation methods for public art
• Excellent organizational, problem-solving, and decision-making skills
• Strong written, telephone communications, and public speaking skills
• Experience and proven management skills
• Detail-oriented, with an ability to balance tasks and priorities and meet deadlines
• Skilled in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Asana, and Creative Suites a plus
• Comfortable working with trustees, volunteers, individuals, and staff
• Experience and ease meeting and socializing with people from diverse backgrounds
• Ability to manage sensitive and confidential information with integrity
• Driver’s license and personal transportation
• Excellent personal and professional references
• Available for special events, with occasional weekend/evening work

The successful candidate will:
• Be able to work collaboratively with and in support of programming staff and other ArtWorks team members
• Adhere to the utmost ethical standards; be intuitive, considerate, and kind
• Be a team player, hard-working, and an independent achiever with a “can do” attitude; must be
comfortable in a fast-paced environment
• Be inquisitive and imaginative
• Be flexible, optimistic, and constructive, with a good sense of humor
• Be an excellent communicator – in person, by phone, and by email

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. ArtWorks is the largest employer of visual artists in the region, injecting more than $1.3MM into the local economy in the form of wages in since 2013 alone. To date, ArtWorks has hired over 2,500 area youth and 700 professional artists, and has trained over 200 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.

Credentials and Experience
• Bachelor’s degree in Arts Management or related field
• 1-3 years’ experience in administrative role
• 1-3 years’ experience project management experience in a non-profit

To Apply:  Please submit cover letter, resume, and references to Cori Wolff atCori@ArtWorksCincinnati.org by February 28, 2015.

Contemporary Arts Center

Gallery Navigators (Part-Time)

Posted:
Feb 23, 2015
SCOPE OF POSITION:
The Contemporary Arts Center (CAC) is looking for Gallery Attendants, a part-time position within the Facility Department. The CAC is seeking individuals who have excellent interpersonal skills, are highly self motivated, have high personal standards, and organizational skills.    Flexibility in schedule is a must.  Working under the guidance of the Security Supervisor, Gallery Attendants rotate through the museum gallery floors within exhibition areas. Gallery Attendant’s are responsible for the security of the exhibitions.  Gallery Attendants are responsible for visitor safety as well at the art.
They are also responsible for general information about all current exhibitions and programs.  They have frequent interaction with the visitor.   At times they will assist in event set up and participation in the event.  

SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
· Maintains security of the art exhibitions and visitors via floor presence.
· Interacts with the Visitor regarding information, guidance and security related issues.
· Attends customer service training and implements museums customer service guidelines.
· Awareness of daily museum activities, meetings, tours, events, etc. 
· Maintains cleanliness on Gallery floors as directed by the Facility Director.
· Reports any exhibition problems as soon as possible to Security Supervisor and Curatorial Department in regards to functioning, disruption or irregularities of pieces within current exhibition.
· Maintains polite and informative communication with the visiting public.
· Maintains accurate/current information on events taking place within the facility.
· Attends training regarding exhibitions in order to be able to answer general exhibition/architectural questions.
· Participates and follows direction regarding Openings and specially scheduled events.
· Ensures that guests comply with food and beverage guidelines as related to the Gallery floors.
· Maintains a clean appearance, in uniform when scheduled and prepared to work where assigned.
· Takes direction from the Security Supervisor and Facility Director.
· Other duties as assigned

APPLICATION PROCESS:
Please send resume by May 8, 2014 to:

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

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

The Contemporary Arts Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
 

FrameUSA

Retail Sales Associate (Part-Time)

Posted:
Feb 19, 2015
Frame USA offers competitive pay and is also pleased to offer a full benefit package that includes health, dental, vision, and life insurance as well as a 401(k) retirement savings plan and vacation and Annual Salary increase. 

JOB SUMMARY Sell merchandise to patrons of the retail store. The Store hours are from 10am-7pm from Monday to Saturday. 

This position is 16-20 hours a week from Monday-Saturday. Must be available to work on Wednesday and Friday Closing hours and also work full shift on Saturdays. 

Salary: $9.00 /hour

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

To apply: Send your resume to Careers@frameusa.com
Or Visit us at 

225 Northland Blvd
Cincinnati, OH 45246

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

Market Enginuity (via Cincinnati Public Radio)

Account Executive

Posted:
Feb 18, 2015
DO YOU LOVE PUBLIC RADIO? CLASSICAL MUSIC? 
AND HAVE MEDIA SALES EXPERIENCE?

WE HAVE A MULTI-PLATFORM SALES OPPORTUNITY AVAILABLE AT CINCINNATI PUBLIC RADIO!
 
Do Work That Matters

Market Enginuity is seeking a determined and persuasive sales professional to join our sales team at Cincinnati Public Radio in Cincinnati, Ohio.  

Each week, over 230,900 different people listen to Cincinnati Public Radio. WVXU 91.7 / WMUB 88.5 connect Greater Cincinnati to a world of ideas with award-winning local reporting and national news, talk and entertainment from highly regarded public media producers such as NPR®. With music for the heart, mind and spirit, WGUC 90.9 makes classical music accessible and serves as a guide for local arts and culture. 
Daily Life

An account executive in public media is similar to that of a salesperson in commercial broadcasting or local print media. You will be expected to make cold-calls to decision makers at local businesses, meet with them to understand their marketing needs and develop proposals that offer marketing solutions to help them grow their businesses.

This is a full life cycle sales position in that you will prospect, conduct needs assessments, create and present proposals, close the deal, write copy and service the account.  Being in an outside sales position responsible for the sale of radio sponsorship messages, digital media and events is a big deal – while managing an account list you will also focus on developing new business by cold-calling and following a consultative sales approach. 

Do You Have?
· An entrepreneurial spirit and a “go get ‘em” attitude.
· Passion for the product.  We are looking for a BIG fan of NPR and classical music.  Having knowledge about the programming is a plus!
· The ability to build rapport with people face-to-face and virtually to achieve business relationships that are credible and trustworthy.
· Thoughtful and persuasive verbal and written communications skills.  Ability to create credible and professional visual presentations and proposals.    
· The ability to research market data and use it appropriately to sell the product.
· The ability to secure new business by using a disciplined sales process.
· Ability to manage time and resources, prioritize effectively and achieve/exceed goals.
· A collaborative personality.  We are looking for a team member who values communicating with management and peers for feedback/insight.
· The ability to think strategically to achieve station, client and personal goals.
· 3+ years of sales experience. Preference will be given to candidates with media sales experience.
· 4 year college degree; related field is preferred.

Application Requirements:  Please upload ONE document containing: (1) a letter explaining your interest and how your skills are aligned to this position and (2) your resume.  This is YOUR opportunity TO SELL us on being a strong candidate for this position! 

To apply use the following web address to access our Career Center: 
https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=marketeng&jobId=83419&lang=en_US

Systems Requirements: The system is best supported by the following web browsers - Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome.  Please use one of these web browsers for the most efficient access to the job posting system.
 
About Market Enginuity
Unique doesn’t begin to describe this “one-of-a-kind” company.  Market Enginuity provides outsourced corporate sponsorship sales to public radio and television stations in 12 markets. Recognized as a leader in generating corporate sponsorship for public broadcasting stations, Market Enginuity is committed to helping client stations better serve their communities while helping sponsors grow their businesses. Meeting and exceeding our client stations’ goals requires our sales candidates to be exceptional, determined professionals who share our enthusiasm and vision for setting the standard of excellence for corporate support in public broadcasting. Best of all, we have “fish flingin’ fun” while we are at it!
Market Enginuity Offers
·         Compensation Package: Market competitive and focused on growth
·         Targeted sales training and dedicated management support
·         Team of smart, creative and collaborative people
·         Core values that include a commitment to the success of all stakeholders, a healthy work-life balance and mutual trust, dignity and respect
·        Competitive Benefits Plans: Medical, dental, vision, disability and life plans; Retirement Savings:  401(k) plan; Generous Personal Time Off (PTO) policy and Holiday Schedule
 Market Enginuity is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V.
 

Contemporary Arts Center

Visitor Experience Associate (Part-Time)

Posted:
Feb 13, 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:
VISITOR EXPERIENCE ASSOCIATE RESPONSIBILITIES
· Ensure that visitor’s needs are properly attended to and provide information for exhibitions, events, programs and memberships.  Demonstrate exemplary ability to engage the public and handle customer service/ visitor challenges for positive outcomes. 
· Operate the cash drawer for the CAC Store and Admissions, including opening and closing the drawers, and processing cash, credit, and check transactions through the Point of Sale System (POS).
· Promptly answers incoming calls from the CAC general telephone line, appropriately directing calls to the correct people. 
· Attend CAC staff meetings and exhibition training as required, and stays up-to-date on current exhibits, tour information, general CAC information, and Visitor Experience staff functions. 
· Maintain a clean work space in the CAC Store and Admissions desk, including merchandise: polishes silver, washes glassware and cleans other store inventory as needed.
· Distribute as well as restock CAC print materials.
· Performs other duties as assigned. 
· Maintain a clean and professional appearance and is prepared to work where assigned. 
· Arrive at the designated work location promptly and in time to serve visitors and staff.

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

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

APPLICATION PROCESS:
Please send cover letter and resume by February 27, 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.
 

Baker Hunt Cultural Arts Center

Pastel instructor (Part-Time)

Posted:
Feb 9, 2015
Position: Art Instructor in the Medium of Pastel
Location: The Baker Hunt Art & Cultural Center
620 Greenup Street, Covington, KY
Hours: Part time, 2-4 hrs/week, $35/hr.
Reports to:     Art Education Director
Start date:      December 1st, 2014

Position Summary:
The Baker Hunt Art & Cultural Center of Covington, KY is seeking a talented and passionate pastel instructor to join our 2014-2015 Faculty.  Qualified persons will hold a BFA and/or MFA, or equivalent capability, and will have teaching experience with adult students.  We are specifically seeking an arts educator who can teach pastel techniques to adult students.  Please send resume and 3 images of professional work to Amy Tuttle, Art Education Director, at: amy@bakerhunt.com

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

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

Visit our website at www.bakerhunt.org    
 

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

Director of Community Engagement and Learning

Posted:
Feb 9, 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 Director of Community Engagement & Learning (CE&L) helps deliver on the CSO’s mission and vision of engaging audiences and community better than any other orchestra in the world.  In this highly collaborative, public-facing role, this person will work internally and externally to achieve institutional objectives, including increasing the CSO’s impact in the community, deepening relationships with audiences and community, and creating engaging experiences around music that amplify the work of the CSO and its partner organizations.

The CE&L Department currently serves over 80,000 people annually through a diverse array of programs such as Project ROAM (Reaching Out to Amateur Musicians) and In Your Neighborhood, partnerships with community organizations like MYCincinnati, and concert offerings at Music Hall including Classical Roots, Young People’s Concerts and Lollipops Family Concerts.  The CE&L Department also manages the Cincinnati Symphony Youth Orchestras.  This position reports to the Vice President & General Manager, supervises the Community Engagement & Diversity Manager, the Community Learning Manager, and the part-time Youth Ensembles Coordinator, and acts as a direct liaison with members of the Board of Directors and the senior management team.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:
Develop the strategic direction for CE&L activities, to advance the institution’s vision, by engaging CSO staff, musicians, Board and community members in planning processes.
· Develop annual operating plans with clear action items, owners and timelines.
· Identify and align on a set of key metrics to evaluate success.

Leveraging departmental resources, implement CE&L initiatives and achieve institutional objectives.
· CE&L activities reside in all aspects of the organization.  The Director must work cross-functionally to ensure alignment on organizational goals and tight coordination of activities across departments.  Specifically:
o Collaborate with the Directors of Artistic Administration to provide programs which enrich the concert experience, connecting audiences with the music and musicians of the CSO.
o Provide communication and reports as needed, maintaining close collaboration with the Marketing Dept. and Director of Audience Engagement in particular.
o Maintain strong, productive relationships with the Philanthropy Dept. to ensure that the case for CE&L funding needs is effectively planned and prioritized.

Foster and leverage mutually beneficial relationships with partner organizations and public leaders which fully represent the communities and diversity of the Greater Cincinnati region.
· Identify and target interactions with key leaders and organizations in the community by sector type – e.g., education, neighborhood/civic, diversity, business, arts & culture.
· Convene conversations that are relevant to our community and help determine the organization’s response to local and national news events.

Oversee the offering of professional development opportunities for educators, Orchestra musicians, and other individuals to build core competencies.

Stay abreast of developments in educational theory, research, market trends, and other arts-related CE&L programs, with a goal of creating strong partnerships and exploring opportunities for product development that ensure the CSO is an effective educational resource for the community at every phase of the age spectrum.

Other Responsibilities
· Regularly attend CE&L events, as well as CSO and Pops concerts, serving as an advocate for the organization among key stakeholders; support select CE&L activities on run-outs and tours, as needed.
· Attend CSO Board meetings; serve as staff liaison for CE&L Board committees (currently Diversity & Inclusion, Community Learning, and Regionalization).
· Join, and strive for leadership positions on, League of American Orchestras committees and arts-related Boards which elevate the Dept. and advance fulfillment of the CSO’s vision.

Job Requirements, Skills, Background:
· Bachelor’s degree in music performance, education or arts management required; Master’s degree preferred.
· Minimum five years of progressive experience in directly related field.
· Strong knowledge of orchestral repertoire.
· Highly strategic and creative thinker with the ability to develop coordinated, impactful plans.
· Demonstrated track record of timely execution; must thrive in a fast-paced environment with a strong drive for results.
· Ability to work collaboratively and effectively with internal and external stakeholders to advance strategic objectives.
· Successfully deals with issues and resolves conflicts.

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 “Director of Community Engagement & Learning” in the subject line.

No third party applications will be accepted.

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company

Volunteer House Manager

Posted:
Feb 6, 2015
Volunteer House Managers are needed to assist in the box office during performances. Time commitment is approximately 3 hours per evening or afternoon. Multiple performance shifts are available during each production run. 

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

House managers may stay and see the performance if tickets are available. Remaining productions in the 2014/2015 season are Little Women, The Taming of the Shrew, Henry V, and One Man Two Guvnors.

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

ArtWorks

Mural Tour Guides (Volunteer)

Posted:
Feb 6, 2015
Position: Adult Volunteer Mural Tour Guides and Youth Apprentice Mural Tour Guides

Deadline to apply
: ArtWorks is considering applications through the end of February.  Applying early is encouraged!

Description
:
Do you have an interest in public speaking? Love sharing art with others?  Starting in April, ArtWorks will offer walking tours of our murals located downtown and in Over-the-Rhine.  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.  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.  Training will begin in March.  Don’t miss your chance, apply now through March 1 to get in on this opportunity!   

For additional information including the tour guide application please visit our website:
Adult Volunteer application http://www.artworkscincinnati.org/volunteer-tour-guide-application/ 

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

About ArtWorks:
Founded in 1996, ArtWorks is an award-winning non-profit organization that empowers and inspires the creative community to transform our everyday environments through employment, apprenticeships, education, community partnerships, an civic engagement. ArtWork's Public Art Initiative creates innovate works that enrich Greater Cincinnati while providing job opportunities to youth and professional artists. ArtsWork's ArtRx transforms the lives of patients and their families through the healing power of art. Through Creative Enterprise, SpringBoard provides training and business courses to creative entrepreneurs. ArtWorks is generously funded by many community supporters including the City of Cincinnati, the Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr./US Bank Foundation, ArtsWave, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Ohio Arts Council. To learn more visit ArtWorksCincinnati.org.
 

Cincinnati Art Museum

Development Intern (Unpaid)

Posted:
Feb 6, 2015
The Cincinnati Art Museum is seeking a qualified student intern to discover a career working in the arts. This internship will offer a unique opportunity to learn the basic fundamentals of development and fundraising in one of the best fine arts intuitions in the nation.

Internship Summary: This internship position will assist the Membership Services Manager and Development Database Specialist with gift fulfillment and the overall stewardship of museum members and annual fund donors. This may include assisting with and attending select member’s only events.

Requirements: College student working towards a Bachelors or Masters degree in business, non-profit management, communications or a similar field is required.  Must be able to work up to 14 hours per week.

This position is unpaid but may be eligible for educational credit; please verify credit requirements with your school.

To apply for this internship, please submit:
- A full résumé of education and employment history, including one letter of recommendation.
- A one page writing sample.

Please submit all application materials to:
Attention: Human Resources
Cincinnati Art Museum
953 Eden Park Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Email: internships@cincyart.org

No phone calls please.

Cincinnati Art Museum

Dishwasher (Part-Time)

Posted:
Feb 6, 2015
The Cincinnati Art Museum has an immediate opening for a part-time Dishwasher for the Art Museum’s Terrace café. 

Basic Functions:

Properly clean and sanitize all dishes, glassware, utensils, and pans. Responsible for maintaining the dish room and dish machine. Assists in cleaning other areas of the café as requested.

Essential Functions:
1. Can operate dish machines to company and manufacturer specifications.
2. Uses proper measurements of detergent and sanitizer in the dish machine.
3. Restocks all dishes, glassware, utensils, pots, and pans.
4. Removes all garbage.
5. Breaks down, cleans, and sanitizes the dish machine at the end of a shift.
6. Keeps dish and other storage areas clean and organized.
7. Performs additional responsibilities, although not detailed, as requested by manager.

Requirements: High school diploma or general education degree is required. Knowledge of basic sanitary guidelines and basic dish machine operations. 
Ability to communicate effectively with co-workers and management. Ability to work well with others in a team environment and to adhere to café and Art Museum policies & procedures are necessary.

Physical requirements: This position may be required to stand for extended periods of time.

The individual must be able to transport up to 50 pounds on occasion and up to 35 pounds regular basis.

Resume should be submitted by mail, email, and fax sent to the Cincinnati Art Museum, Attention: Human Resources Department, 953 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45202 Email: humanresources@cincyart.org Fax: 513.639.2932. 

An application can be filled out at the visitor services desk in the front lobby during Museum hours. No drop-in interviews available.  No phone calls please.

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

Cincinnati Art Museum

Back-of-House / Kitchen Staff (Part-Time)

Posted:
Feb 6, 2015
The Cincinnati Art Museum has an immediate opening for a part-time Back of the House / Kitchen Staff member for the Museum’s Terrace Café and Catering Departments.

Responsibilities:

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

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

• Assist in managing day-to-day operation of the kitchen, coordinate food production schedules and ensure highest level of food quality, taste and presentation.
• Participate in food preparation, produce food of consistently high quality, taste and presentation and expedite during peak meal periods as needed.
• Control food cost by assisting in training kitchen staff on the proper methods of food preparation and handling, by training kitchen, restaurant and steward employees on how to handle leftover food items.
• Ensures that all kitchen employees consistently adhere to uniform, grooming and appearance standards. 
• In conjunction with the Chef & the Hospitality Manager, establish goals for the kitchen, anticipate and resolve problems concerning all facets of the kitchen, anticipate trends, enact approved profit-oriented and cost saving ideas/activities.
• Establish and require strict adherence to health department food handling guidelines. 
• In conjunction with the Chef and the Hospitality Manager, develop menus & create and ensure adherence to recipes and product specifications. Train kitchen staff on all new menus. 
• Individual must maintain effective communication within the kitchen, be responsive to staff suggestions and concerns and work to resolve problems.
• Maintain effective working relationship with food and beverage management, staff and Art Museum departments.
• Complete daily food orders based upon scheduled banquet events and projected levels of business. 
• Conduct regular inspections of the entire kitchen/dishwash. 

Requirements: High School graduate or equivalent vocational training certificate required. A degree in or working toward a degree in Culinary Arts, Hospitality, or Restaurant Management from an accredited culinary school highly desired. 
Resume can be submitted by mail or email to The Cincinnati Art Museum, Attention: Human Resources Department, 953 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45202 
Email: humanresources@cincyart.org 

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

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

Cincinnati Art Museum

Technology Manager

Posted:
Feb 6, 2015
The Cincinnati Art Museum has a full-time, management opportunity as a Technology Manager in the Information Technology Department. 

Position Description
The Technology Manager is a “hands on” manager to oversee the network operations and core software services.  The Technology Manager will have project management responsibilities, assist in the maintenance of the corporate network infrastructure, provide software support, manage the phone system,  coordinate audio visual and gallery interactives, as required.  The manager will oversee IT staff and day-to-day operations of the IT infrastructure.  

A successful candidate must have experience in managing IT staff as well as working with and reporting with executive leadership.  It will also be important to have a strong background working with both technical and non-technical staff.  

General Job Functions:

· Manage/provide user support and troubleshoot problems with computer systems, including troubleshooting hardware and software, Windows based PCs and custom applications (Outlook, Blackbaud, Aloha, Vernon and cloud-based applications.)

· Install, assemble, and configure computers, monitors, and peripherals such as printers, scanners, and related hardware.  Forward new configuration information to 3rd party network administrator.

· Manage IP phone system: physical lines, voicemail server, and 200 endpoints.  

· Load appropriate software packages on desktop, such as operating systems, network components and office applications.  Assist in training and adaptation of existing programs to meet users’ requirements.  Provide telephone, in-person and online support to end-users.

· Provide updates, status and completion information to 3rd party network administrator via the IT service ticketing system.

· Collaborate with 3rd party network administrator regarding IT network infrastructure issues to troubleshoot and resolution.  Act at the museum liaison with all other 3rd party IT contractors and business vendors.

· Coordinate operating system updates for line of business applications with 3rd party network administrator and the software vendor.  

· Maintain current inventory of supplies, equipment, determine when equipment needs replacing.  

· Maintains services related to printers, fax machines, copiers, credit card machines, IPad, and etc.

· Gallery installations – configure, install, maintain and deinstall gallery interactives in permanent or temporary installations.  

· Manage departmental and special project budgets.

· Implements and manages the technological proficiency of Art Museum staff by initiating training classes as necessary.

· Continues education through listed resources, self-learning courses, reading materials and course study programs.

· Other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

Applicant must have a Bachelors degree in computer science, information systems, or a related field and at least five (5) years of progressive responsibility in information technology which includes one (1) year of supervisory experience; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education.

Six (6) years or more of progressive responsibility in information technology with two (2) years or more of supervisory experience is preferred.  

Experience with following:

i. MS Windows servers
ii. VMWare
iii. IP phone system
iv. Exchange Server
v. Juniper & Dell switches

Applicants must also possess the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:

1. A strong knowledge of core networking technologies

2. Must be able to install, manage, and troubleshoot networking services.

3. The capability to learn new applications and technologies and apply them to the Art Museum’s infrastructure.

4. Must be able to effectively present information and respond to questions regarding computer and phone services to non-technical personnel.

5. Configure, install, and support audio visual equipment in gallery/exhibition spaces including gallery interactives.

6. Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously.

7. Ability to quickly acquire and master new and complex business processes.

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.  Email resumes tohumanresources@cincyart.org.
  
Due to the large number of applications received we are unable to accommodate phone inquiries about the status of applications.

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

Event Sales Coordinator

Posted:
Feb 6, 2015
The Cincinnati Art Museum has a full-time opening for the position of Event Sales Coordinator in the Special Events Office.

Position Description and General Job Duties:
The Event Sales Coordinator is responsible for aggressively selling and increasing facility rental revenue for the Cincinnati Art Museum.  The Events Sales Coordinator is also responsible for assisting in the planning and coordination of both internal and external events while consistently providing excellent customer service to all clients.
- Planning and coordinating all rental events, working directly with catering, florists, and any other service personnel for an event.  Supervising the set-ups for all events. 

- Coordinating the logistics of events with external clients and vendors, internal event managers, and internal/ group committee heads and representatives. 

- Answering questions and providing rental and event planning information to potential clients in person, over the phone, and by email.  Schedule and execute facility tours with potential clients as needed.

- Assist chef with tasting demonstrations, planning, and executing menus and alcohol orders for events.  Assist in the completion of Banquet Event Orders for clients and internal departments involved in event setup.

- Promotion of facility for event planning and rental.  Preparing contracts for clients and coordinating contract details with vendors associated with the event.   Designing sales kits and promotional information geared toward potential clients interested in facility rental.

- Overseeing budget, issuing charges back to the correct departments.  Handling & processing purchase orders, invoices, income, and refunds.  Creating & issuing work orders. 

- Prepare & issue master calendar to entire museum staff.  Handling all aspects of facility use and rental by internal committees and affiliated groups for internal meetings and events.  Coordination of catering for some internal events.

- Establish contact and follow-up with all new, returning, and prospective clients interested in planning an event with the CAM in a timely manner.  Tracking and maintaining statistical data on events.  

Requirement

Bachelor’s degree and at least one year of events sales experience or equivalent combination of related experience.  Three (3) years or more of related experience is strongly preferred.  Experience must be in the events sales, hospitality, event planning, or customer service fields.

The Events Sales Coordinator must possess excellent customer service, a demonstrated professional appearance and attitude, excellent written and verbal communication skills, as well as the ability to work well in collaboration with other departments.

Must be flexible to work weekends and events at night.  This position will remain open until filled.

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.  Email resumes tohumanresources@cincyart.org.  

Due to the large number of applications received we are unable to accommodate phone inquiries about the status of applications.
The Cincinnati Art Museum is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment where a variety of backgrounds, cultures, orientations, ideas, and talents can flourish.

Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra

Production Internship (Paid)

Posted:
Feb 5, 2015
Reports To: Acting General Manager
Deadline to Apply: March 1, 2015
Job Description
Production Internship
The Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra (CCO) seeks a driven, organized Production Intern who possesses superior communication and organizational skills, for the 2015 summer festival season. This position offers college students an opportunity to learn about the behind-the-scenes operations of a chamber orchestra during the CCO’s inaugural summer festival season.

Dates: 8 weeks, July 20 through September 11, 2015.
Working hours: Monday through Friday, 9:30am-5:30pm with additional hours on days of performances and events.

Please note: Due to the compact nature of the schedule of this festival, this position will require availability on several
evenings and weekends.

Stipend: $1,500. Interns receive complimentary event admission and performance tickets. Housing is not provided and is the responsibility of the intern.

Interns report to Acting General Manager LeAnne Anklan.

Responsibilities and Duties May Include:
● Assist Acting General Manager a variety of tasks related to festival event and concert production, including
but not limited:
○ Concert preparation
○ Assistance with music librarian duties
○ Escort guest artists to various events, rehearsals and performances
○ Volunteer management at events and concerts
○ Backstage concert production for rehearsals and concerts at venues around town
● Provide general assistance to the CCO on various administrative tasks as assigned
● Build your Cincinnati artistic community network while working with many of the area’s top musicians
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 Photoshop and Illustrator a plus
● Knowledge of database software such as Artful.ly 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
● The ideal candidate will have his or her own transportation

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 and event production.
 
To Apply
:
Send resume and cover letter to ccoproduction@gmail.com. In subject line, please reference: Marketing and Development Internship.

Contact
:
LeAnne Anklan
ccoproduction@gmail.com

About Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra:
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., The Constella Festival, the Mercantile Library, the Cincinnati Contemporary Jazz Orchestra, the 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.
 

Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra

Marketing and Development Internship (Paid)

Posted:
Feb 5, 2015
Reports To: Acting General Manager

Deadline to Apply
: March 1, 2015

Job Description

Marketing and Development Internship
The Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra (CCO) seeks a driven, organized Marketing and Development Intern who possesses superior communication and organizational skills, for the 2015 summer festival season. This position offers college students an opportunity to learn about the behind-the-scenes operations of a chamber orchestra during the CCO’s inaugural summer festival season.

Dates: 8 weeks, July 20 through September 11, 2015.

Working hours
: Monday through Friday, 9:30am-5:30pm with additional hours on days of performances and events.

Please note
: Due to the compact nature of the schedule of this festival, this position will require availability on several
evenings and weekends.

Stipend
: $1,500. Interns receive complimentary event admission and performance tickets. Housing is not provided
and is the responsibility of the intern. Interns also receive complimentary CCO event admission and performance
tickets.

Interns report to Acting General Manager LeAnne Anklan.
Responsibilities and Duties Include:
● Assist Acting General Manager and Communications Manager with a variety of tasks to help promote the
2015 festival, including but not limited to:
○ Assist with promotional programs
○ Marketing and communications copywriting, proofing and editing
○ Conduct video interviews throughout the festival for use on social media
○ Assist with media interviews, escorting guest artists to interviews and events
○ Assist the Communications Manager to act as a liaison for media at performances
○ Assist with box office or front of house for productions (as needed)
○ Update and maintain media files
○ Distribute marketing materials throughout the community
● Assist Business and Development Manager in all aspects of development with a variety of tasks, including
but not limited:
○ Update and maintain the CCO database
○ Coordinate, track and distribute sponsor and donor benefits
○ Assist with development copy writing (as needed)
○ Research major donor projects, donor benefits and foundations
○ Assist with special event details and logistics
○ Manage RSVP lists
○ Represent the CCO at all festival special events and performances
● Provide general assistance to the CCO on various administrative tasks as assigned
● Build your Cincinnati artistic community network while working with many of the area’s top musicians.

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 Photoshop and Illustrator a plus.
● Knowledge of database software such as Artful.ly 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.
● The ideal candidate will have his or her own transportation.

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, marketing and development.

To Apply
:
Send resume and cover letter to ccoproduction@gmail.com. In subject line, please reference: Marketing and Development Internship.

Contact
:
LeAnne Anklan
ccoproduction@gmail.com

About Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra:
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., The Constella Festival, the Mercantile Library, the Cincinnati Contemporary Jazz Orchestra, the 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.
 

Bi-Okoto

Full-Time Performing/Teaching/Touring Artists (Dancers and Percussionists)

Posted:
Feb 5, 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.

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!

Reports To: Executive Director/Artistic Director

Deadline to Apply: 04/30/2015

Email your resume to hr@bi-okoto.com or call 221-6112 to schedule an appointment.
 

Cincinnati Public Radio

Assistant Traffic Manager (Part-Time)

Posted:
Feb 5, 2015
Reports To: Chief Financial Officer
Status: Part Time, 20-25 hours per week

Please submit resume by email to search@cinradio.org by February 20, 2015 
No phone calls, please. 

Position Description
The Assistant Traffic Manager is responsible for assisting the Traffic Manager with all aspects of scheduling the traffic and coordinating continuity for both stations. This position may also be asked to perform limited administrative functions for other departments. This position requires a detail oriented person who is able to juggle multiple tasks. 

Primary Responsibilities
· Reconcile daily logs for both stations. 
· Assist with scheduling of programming and the announcements for all departments.
· Assist with the make-up all bumped announcements as time becomes available. 
· Enter copy for announcements into the traffic system. 
· Mail invoices with statements to underwriters at the beginning of each month.
· Other administrative duties as assigned.

Knowledge and Skill Requirements
· Strong computer skills and willingness to learn new computer skills as needed. 
· Ability to multi-task, work under pressure, attention to detail and meet deadlines required.
· Strong interpersonal skills.
· Experience with traffic management preferred but not required.

About Cincinnati Public Radio
Cincinnati Public Radio’s mission is to bring the finest classical music and news and information programming to the people of the Tri-State. We accomplish this via the operation of a variety of over-the-air radio broadcast services and on-line Internet streams and on-demand downloads. Local productions such as Cincinnati Edition and Around Cincinnati, as well as concert recordings of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati Opera and May Festival, join national public radio favorites Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me, The Diane Rehm Show, Fresh Air, This American Life and A Prairie Home Companion to enrich listeners’ lives and help create a vibrant and more informed tri-state community.

ArtWorks

Teaching Artists - Summer 2015

Posted:
Feb 5, 2015
ArtWorks hires emerging and professional artists and art educators to work as Teaching Staff on a range of visual arts projects during its Summer and After-School Programs. Teaching Staff are employed to mentor and manage dedicated groups of 14-21 year-old Youth Apprentices to produce public art projects. We are looking for the talent in the following categories: Painting, Photography, Art Therapy, Sewing, Graphic Design and Videography.
· A typical project can range from 4 – 9 weeks starting in June.
· A typical work week is Monday through Friday 8:30 – 3:30 p.m.
· There are 30 – 40 positions available.
· Project descriptions will be available on our website on March 1st.
· Professional Artists are hired as contract workers and will be paid a set stipend.
· Timeline: Mid March – Teaching Staff Interviews; April – Teaching Staff notified of acceptance; Early June – Teaching Staff orientations and planning; June 15 – Apprentice projects begin
· For more information and to apply, please visit:
http://www.artworkscincinnati.org/get-involved/teaching-staff-job-openings/

Cincinnati Nature Center

Graphic Designer

Posted:
Feb 5, 2015
Cincinnati Nature Center seeks a qualified, full-time Graphic Designer to create and manage the organization’s visual images and publications to be engaging, accurate and consistent with the Cincinnati Nature Center brand.  Working in the External Relations Department, the Graphic Designer will provide design expertise and support for visual materials throughout the organization.  

Essential Job Responsibilities:

Publications & Printing
Manage, edit, design and coordinate printing of Nature Center publications and printed materials including brochures, fliers, advertisements, invitations, postcards, informational sheets, posters, signage, maps, stationery, etc.  Ensure consistency of text and graphic elements throughout.  

Quarterly Newsletter
Manage content and design of Cincinnati Nature Center’s quarterly newsletter, Newsleaf.  Collaborate with all Nature Center departments to schedule article and promotional content.  

Events
Design visual materials for community events and fundraising events such as Hoots n’ Hops, Back to Nature and the Wood Thrush Award.  

Electronic/Social Media
Provide design, images, illustrations and layout for Cincinnati Nature Center’s online and social media platforms as needed.  

Qualifications:
· Bachelor’s degree 
· Three or more years of experience in graphic design
· Proficiency with publication layout and design programs, including InDesign, Illustrator, etc.
· Superior organizational skills, especially in project management
· Strong writing and editing skills 

To apply, please email a cover letter, resume, and three portfolio samples (as attachments or online links) to Jeff Sperry, Director of External Relations, at JSperry@CincyNature.orgJSperry@CincyNature.org by Friday, February 27, 2015.

Cincinnati Nature Center

Exhibit and Signage Coordinator (Part-Time)

Posted:
Feb 5, 2015
Cincinnati Nature Center is seeking a part-time contracted Exhibits and Signage Coordinator lead organizational exhibits and signage. Work in a collaborative manner to execute all activities with the highest standards for safety, customer service and in keeping with Cincinnati Nature Center Mission, Values and Principles. This is a contracted positon.

Interested candidates may contact Kristi Masterson via email only at:kmasterson@cincynature.org.

Essential Job Responsibilities:
1. EXHIBITS – Lead exhibit design projects to enhance the outdoor experience, provide education, and
celebrate the legacy of CNC
• Develop exhibit content with CNC staff and other experts
• Design engaging exhibit components for all CNC audiences
• Coordinate changing, permanent, and temporary exhibit components
• Work with fabricators to insure safe, cost efficient and environmentally sound components are utilized
2. SIGNAGE – Develop and implement a signage program on all CNC properties
• Develop vehicular & pedestrian way finding that is consistent with established signage
• Design new signage that relates to its surroundings, is scaled appropriately, and provides a consistent
message
• Coordinate the installation of all signs
• Continue to inventory all signage
• Work with fabricators and in-house staff on deliver and install signage

Supervisory Responsibilities:
- Provide specific direction to any staff or volunteers who assist with exhibit and signage installation

Education and Competencies:
- Bachelors degree
- Minimum of three years of experience in exhibit design
- Thorough knowledge of Adobe Suite including: Illustrator, InDesign and PhotoShop
- Preferred a minimum of three years of experience in environmental graphic design
Communication Ability:
- Strong written and oral communication skills
- Must maintain confidentiality of sensitive and confidential information

Qualifications:
- Thrives in a collaborative style work environment
- Strong organizational skills, especially in planning and project management
- Ability to manage multiple projects
- Commitment to and ability to articulate CNC Mission
- A sense of humor, creativity, and an entrepreneurial spirit
- Ability and desire to learn
 

Educational Theatre Association

Educational Programs Intern

Posted:
Feb 2, 2015
The Educational Theatre Association (EdTA) is a professional organization for theatre education with over 100,000 members nationwide. EdTA’s mission is shaping lives through theatre education by: Honoring student achievement in theatre and enriching their theatre education experience; Supporting teachers by providing professional development, networking opportunities, resources, and recognition; and Influencing public opinion that theatre education is essential and builds life skills. EdTA operates the International Thespian Society (ITS), an honorary organization that has inducted over 2 million theatre students since its founding in 1929.

POSITION: EdTA seeks two Educational Programs Interns to assist with processing registrations for educational events including the Thespian Festival. These are seasonal intern position with plans for a part time position up to 20 hours a week and a full time position up to 40 hours a week. March through mid-July 2015.

SKILLS DESIRED: Must be able to team with others as well as work independently with minimal supervision, able to assist with multiple projects simultaneously, detail oriented, and accurate. 

JOB TITLE:  Educational Programs Intern

POSITION REPORTS TO: Director of Educational Programs

EDUCATION REQUIRED: High school diploma.

STATUS: Nonexempt; Seasonal intern 20-40 hours a week

STARTING WAGE: $10.00 per hour

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Thespian Festival

- Process Festival registrations and prepare data entry sheets.
- Correspond with registrants acknowledging receipt of registration and follow up.
- Prepare confirmation reports for registrations, individual events and other activities.
- Assist with preparation of security notebooks, registration packets, housing, and seating.
- Proofing of various Festival reports.
- Assist with load-in and set-up of Festival on-site.
- Assist with management of individual events, auditions and other Festival programs on-site.

Conference

- Assist with registration processing.

SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:
- Basic computer (Word, Excel, email) and math skills are a necessity. 
- Strong organization, multi-tasking, and time management skills.
- Positive, team-oriented attitude.
- Familiarity with event planning is a plus.
- Knowledge of and experience in theatre is a plus.

Please submit cover letter and résumé by email to: 

HRManager@schooltheatre.org

No phone calls, please.
    

Educational Theatre Association

Digital Content Coordinator

Posted:
Feb 2, 2015
The Educational Theatre Association (EdTA) is a professional organization for theatre education with over 100,000 members nationwide. EdTA’s mission is shaping lives through theatre education by: Honoring student achievement in theatre and enriching their theatre education experience; Supporting teachers by providing professional development, networking opportunities, resources, and recognition; and Influencing public opinion that theatre education is essential and builds life skills. EdTA operates the International Thespian Society (ITS), an honorary organization that has inducted over 2 million theatre students since its founding in 1929.

POSITION: EdTA seeks a Digital Content Coordinator to assist the EdTA’s education and content team in the management of its online digital content. The coordinator will make daily updates (text, images, video, etc.) to the content on the Association’s website and work extensively with the site’s Higher Logic CMS. The coordinator will also participate in the editing, design, creation, and execution of new, online digital content as well as the research, selection, design, and development of online platforms that will strengthen EdTA’s entire web presence and broaden the organization’s reach. This is a full time position with benefits.

JOB TITLE: Digital Content Coordinator

POSITION REPORTS TO: Website Editor/Digital Content Manager

EDUCATION REQUIRED: Bachelor’s degree in electronic media, broadcast or digital journalism, or similar/equivalent experience.

STATUS: Full time

STARTING WAGE: Commensurate with experience

JOB DESCRIPTION
- Manage traffic flow of website updates from multiple departments, from submission to posting 
- Assist in the editing and creation of web content and event coverage 
- Post content updates (text, graphics, video, and pdf) to the organization’s websites using HTML and Higher Logic CMS
- Participate in technical discussions with developers and assist in project tracking 

SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:
- Strong HTML and CSS editing skills
- Strong language and proofreading skills
- Strong organization, time management, and project management skills
- Experienced user of the Adobe Creative Suite, including Photoshop, Acrobat, and Dreamweaver
- Works well independently and in a team
- Ability to juggle multiple tasks
- Creative problem-solver
- Applicants possessing knowledge of Higher Logic CMS, Premiere Pro, video editing, or graphic design abilities will be given special consideration

Please submit cover letter, résumé and salary history/requirements by email to: 

HRManager@schooltheatre.org

No phone calls, please.

Educational Theatre Association

Technology Support Coordinator

Posted:
Feb 2, 2015
The Educational Theatre Association (EdTA) is a professional organization for theatre education with over 100,000 members nationwide. EdTA’s mission is shaping lives through theatre education by: Honoring student achievement in theatre and enriching their theatre education experience; Supporting teachers by providing professional development, networking opportunities, resources, and recognition; and Influencing public opinion that theatre education is essential and builds life skills. EdTA operates the International Thespian Society (ITS), an honorary organization that has inducted over 2 million theatre students since its founding in 1929.

POSITION: EdTA seeks a Technology Support Coordinator to assist the Technology department’s maintenance and management of its computer, network, and online infrastructure. The coordinator will also participate in the research, planning and execution of new technology initiatives at EdTA.  This is a full time position with benefits.

JOB TITLE: Technology Support Coordinator

POSITION REPORTS TO: Information Systems Manager

EDUCATION REQUIRED: Technology-based Associates degree and/or equivalent experience.

STATUS: Non-exempt, regular hourly

STARTING WAGE: Commensurate with experience

JOB DESCRIPTION
- Oversee the daily performance of computer systems.
- Answer user inquiries regarding computer software or hardware operation to resolve problems.
- Enter commands and observe system functioning to verify correct operations and detect errors.
- Set up equipment for employee use, performing or ensuring proper installation of cables, operating systems, or appropriate software.
- Install and perform minor repairs to hardware, software, or peripheral equipment, following design or installation specifications.
- Maintain records of daily data communication transactions, problems and remedial actions taken, or installation activities.
- Read technical manuals, confer with users, or conduct computer diagnostics to investigate and resolve problems or to provide technical assistance and support.
- Develop training materials and procedures, or train users in the proper use of hardware or software.
- Confer with staff, users, and management to establish requirements for new systems or modifications.
- Provides internal technical support for the organization’s websites to ensure smooth operation. 
- Work in collaboration with the publications department to add new web functionalities using the Higher Logic CMS.

 
SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:
- Strong organization, multi-tasking, and time management skills.
- Ability to communicate clearly with internal clients, peers, and supervisors in order to assess needs and provide solutions. 
- Familiarity with industry-standard business computer and printer hardware, and network connectivity. 
- Ability to install and troubleshoot software including Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office, and the Adobe Creative Cloud suite. 
- Familiarity with database management and development. 
- A basic understanding of web content management systems (CMS) and an interest in web development are a plus. 

Please submit cover letter, résumé and salary history/requirements by email to: 

HRManager@schooltheatre.org

No phone calls, please.

Mayerson JCC

Digital Marketing and PR Associate

Posted:
Jan 30, 2015
POSITION SUMMARY:
The Digital Marketing and PR Associate is responsible for creating, and executing email, social media and web-based marketing initiatives to grow and engage the JCC’s audience. The individual is responsible for publishing content to multiple social networks, monitoring and managing customer engagement, writing and developing email communications, blogs, updating the JCC’s website, and launching/tracking Facebook and Google ad campaigns. 

An integral member of the Marketing team, the Digital Marketing and PR Associate reports to the Marketing Director. This position requires a creative thinker who embraces new technologies and who is able to collaborate effectively across all departments to gather input, generate support and share strategies and outcomes. The ideal candidate has a talent for searching out stories and corporate messages and communicating them in an entertaining fashion that engages our community.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
· Develop, manage and execute online marketing strategies and social media campaigns to increase brand awareness, generate inbound traffic and engagement, and ultimately, improve member retention and acquisition
· Identify write and distribute 2+ press releases each week, which includes conducting interviews and developing relevant story background, for distribution (and timely follow-up) to a broad range of traditional media and digital media outlets
· Develop strong relationships with many key contact people across all major Cincinnati media, working closely with these contacts to get meaningful publicity placement of JCC press releases and media coverage of JCC events, as appropriate
· Regularly analyze and track effectiveness of key marketing efforts, utilizing analytical tools including Google Analytics, SEO, database tracking and others
· Work to position mayersonjcc.org as an informative and engaging website by keeping it current and fresh. Responsible for updating and managing content
· Keep current on social media, email marketing trends and emerging digital technologies, bringing best practices from both the for-profit and non-profit world
· Develop a plan and manage timely implementation of all marketing signage (electronic monitors, exterior digital sign, posters, flyers, etc.) in and around the JCC. 
· Develop and direct, or assist with implementation of 3+ major JCC events each year, including such functions as Member Appreciation Day and JCC Arts & Ideas events.
· Collaborate with other members of the marketing team to determine communication priorities, plans, strategic opportunities, and branding; and identify new marketing tools.
· Build an active brand ambassador network by engaging staff and volunteers to spread the word about the JCC
· Manage effective communication of all alerts and schedule changes (such as class cancelations, building closings, snow closures, etc.) to J Members, staff and the public.
· Work closely with other JCC staff and volunteers, and handle a variety of other responsibilities as assigned by the Director of Marketing & Communications.


POSITION SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS
· Bachelors Degree with 3+ years of specific marketing-related work experience required.
· Familiar with web site content management systems, email marketing, social media platforms and online media and advertising
· Demonstrated strong track record leading and managing digital marketing efforts
· Excellent written communication skills (copywriting, editing, and online writing)
· Strong-to-expert knowledge of social media platforms, especially Facebook and Twitter
· Ability to articulate concepts and strategies effectively and persuasively
· Working knowledge of SEO and PPC marketing
· Must demonstrate strong organizational skills, with the ability to prioritize, solicit and incorporate input from others and consistently meet deadlines.
· Must demonstrate outstanding communication skills, both verbal and written.
· Ability to work effectively across multiple departments and decision-makers and with third party vendors
· Must demonstrate excellent computer software skills, especially with Microsoft Office and Excel.
· Be a self-starter who is able to work independently and efficiently.
· Be flexible and able to successfully manage multiple projects at the same time.

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

Resumes should be sent to hr@jcincy.org.

Cincinnati Nature Center

Social Media Coordinator (Part-Time)

Posted:
Jan 30, 2015
Reports To: Director of External Relations
Deadline to Apply: Fri, 02/13/2015

Job Description

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

Essential Job Responsibilities:

Website

· Write, edit, organize and update website content with input from Nature Center staff.
· Act as liaison with the website maintenance company.
· Analyze website reports to continually assess usability of the site and implement improvements as needed.

 Other Online/Social Media

· Coordinate, write, edit and distribute monthly e-newsletters and other e-blast messaging as required.
· Create and implement online promotional initiatives and strategic messaging through electronic media such as Facebook, Twitter, blogs, etc. 
· Participate in real time online conversations and cultivate social media users to become Cincinnati Nature Center supporters. 
· Develop cross promotional messaging with other organizations and other online sites.

Monitoring/Analysis

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

Other Duties

· Assist with other marketing/PR duties as assigned within the External Relations.
· Provide support for special community/fundraising events as needed.

Qualifications
:

· Bachelor’s degree preferred
· Experience in journalism, communications, marketing, and/or online media
· Proficiency with word processing and internet technology
· Superior writing and editing skills

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

Mercantile Library

Executive Director

Posted:
Jan 30, 2015

Reports To: Board of Trustees

Deadline to Apply: Fri, 02/27/2015

Job Description

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR SEARCH

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

 

Job Description

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

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

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

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

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

Oversees the library’s membership and marketing strategies.

Drafts the annual budget and implements approved budgets.

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

 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

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

Well-developed writing and public speaking ability.

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

Strong leadership, managerial, and organizational skills.

Competence in financial and development matters.

Skillful in media relations and social media.

Knowledgeable about trends in library science.

 

Credentials and Experience:

Bachelor’s Degree.

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

 

About the Library:

Fact Sheet

Strategic Plan Summary

 

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

 

The Mercantile Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Cincinnati Museum Center

Director, Ticketing and Constituent Systems

Posted:
Jan 30, 2015
Job Description
The Director, Ticketing and Constituent Systems, has responsibility for managing a team that administers and manages the ticketing, donor management, and Intranet systems of Cincinnati Museum Center. Additionally, the position has primary responsibility for the administration of the ticketing and reservation system at Cincinnati Museum Center. The position reports to the Informatics Champion and works collaboratively with other departmental and organizational staff. The successful applicant will embrace the opportunity to be an agent of change within the organization.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Management of team.* 10% Primary responsibilities include: · Accomplishes operations objectives by recruiting, selecting, orienting, training, assigning, scheduling, and managing employees; communicating job expectations; planning, monitoring, appraising, and reviewing job contributions; enforcing policies and procedures. · Lead documentation of internal processes, and implement strategies to optimize process. · Create budget for team, and manage budget throughout fiscal year.

Ticketing and Reservation System Administration. * 40%
Primary responsibilities include: · Application administration for Siriusware, a full-featured scheduling, Point of Sale, and ticketing system. · All aspects of system maintenance, including creation and maintenance of program listings, pricing tables, discounts, letters and forms, and ticket design. · Administration of events in the ticketing system, including building of routine events and removal of unused events. · Administration for web sales, including writing program descriptions and customizing images. · Security management in ticketing system, including creation and deletion of users and assignment of security roles. · Workstation installation and basic user training. · Delegation of certain routine tasks to System Administrator.
 
Data Management*. 20%
Primary responsibilities include: · Database maintenance including data cleanup for the ticketing system; managing the team that maintains the donor and fundraising database (Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge) and the Intranet (Microsoft SharePoint). · Monitoring the ticketing system for sales and events, correcting critical errors. · Communicating with departments when issues are detected, including providing training materials and support as appropriate. · Providing information management for Visitor Services, including writing of informational and training materials.
 
Statistics/Reporting.* 30%
Responsibilities include: · Extracting data from the ticketing system, including statistical data, both routine and on request, as well as data for audience development and marketing. Reports may include: o Monthly reports. o School attendance projections and attendance to date. o General attendance for previous month to date, broken down by paid and complimentary admissions. o Annual reports. o Annual school and group analysis. o Compilation of historical attendance records. o Other reports as needed. · Management of team that generates Raiser’s Edge reports, enters gifts, and generates donor acknowledgements. · Customization of ticketing system and Raiser’s Edge reports.

QUALIFICATIONS ·
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent knowledge and experience.
· Experience and/or study in Information Technology or related field.
· Experience managing teams of technical personnel.
· Three years or more experience as a database manager or systems administrator, or applicable expertise and/or experience. Strong preference is given to candidates with one or more of the following sets of experience: ticketing system administration experience, museum experience, non-profit experience, organizations with 200 or more employees.
· Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and HTML.
· Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and peers within institutional advancement and with external partners (volunteers) at the individual and organizational level.
· Excellent written, interpersonal, and verbal communication skills.
· Demonstrated ability to prioritize and manage multiple complex tasks serving multiple customers; a high degree of personal organization; ability to complete multiple projects punctually and under pressure.
· Ability to update software applications in a network environment.
· Knowledge of database foundations and how to manipulate and customize reports.
· Report writing experience, particularly with Microsoft SQL Reporting Services, is a plus. · Basic programming skills are a plus.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Position is full time.

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

Kennedy Heights Arts Center

Summer Camp Instructors

Posted:
Jan 30, 2015
The Kennedy Heights Arts Center is accepting Proposals from Arts Educators for one-week Summer Art Camps for youth ages 5-7, 8-10, and 11-13. We are looking for proposals in all art forms to have our students be creative and engaged: visual arts, music, theater, dance, creative writing, etc.

Camps run Monday through Friday 9am – 3pm, and are scheduled between June and the beginning of August. Compensation is $750 per week, and is a contracted position.

Deadline to Apply is Monday February 9, 2015.

Responsibilities:

-Develop and Lead a one-week Camp that is creative, engaging, and includes clear learning objectives

-Supervise volunteers

-Prepare for, and clean up after daily camp sessions

-Communicate daily with the Arts Education Coordinator 


Qualifications and Requirements:

-Qualified applicants should have a degree in Art and/or Art Education

-Must have previous experience teaching with young people

-Applicants should be self-motivated, a team player, positive, professional, and comfortable working with diverse populations

-Comfortable working outdoors, able to climb stairs and carry supplies

To apply please send a Resume/CV, and Camp Proposal with Materials list to:

Mallory Feltz, Arts Education Coordinator at mallory@kennedyarts.org
Additional information that can be sent is a previous project description with images of completed project.

The Kennedy Heights Arts Center is an Equal Opportunity employer, and is committed to diversity and inclusiveness. 
 

Manifest Gallery

Office Manager

Posted:
Jan 30, 2015
Manifest is seeking a dynamic, highly organized, detail-oriented, and energetic person to fill the position of Office Manager. The ideal candidate will play an important integral role in the operational management of this vibrant non-profit arts organization with an international presence, will work directly with the Executive Director, Exhibition Coordinator, Drawing Center Coordinator, and the Board of Directors, while also being a self-starter working independently. This is a full-time high-level administrative position. Currently the position is supported by one part-time Administrative Assistant.

The Office Manager is a hub of activity, communications, and action at Manifest. Training or equivalent experience in office management, organization, and bookkeeping is a must. The ideal candidate will bring existing knowledge and skill while also being an eager learner with a very positive attitude. Candidates must be highly organized and detail-oriented, while also being effective at time and task management, prioritizing, and juggling responsibilities, must understand and support the mission of the organization, and should have at the very least a basic interest in the visual arts and an investment in their place in society. It is preferable that applicants have experience in editing and writing, grant writing, and be familiar with non-profit operations.

Candidates must be flexible to accommodate occasional special events/needs and gallery staffing needs. The position offers the chance to interact with visual artists from all over the world, as well as a vibrant local community, and to be a central part of the creative energy at Manifest and Woodburn Avenue. The opportunity to help shape Manifest as it prepares its long-range plan, and to influence operations for the coming years is a unique benefit.

Position: Office Manager (Administrator)
Location: 2727 Woodburn Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45206
Hours: 40 hrs/week (full time)
Salary: $16 / hr
Reports to: Executive Director
Application Due: Applications accepted immediately until position is filled.
Start Date Goal: On or before March 2nd (a transition period for training and orientation will be established)

Responsibilities Include:
• Coordinate with Executive Director, Exhibition Coordinator, Drawing Center Coordinator in daily
operations.
• Manage routine bookkeeping, reconcile monthly bank statements, and work with Executive Director and other staff on the planning and monitoring of yearly budget. Also responsible to work with CPA to fulfill tax and employee requirements each year, as well as managing payroll, income tax, and sales tax payments.
• Develop and maintain distribution channels for Manifest’s publications and oversee this distribution.
• Work to maintain a grants ‘radar’, overseeing deadlines, application materials, and grant-writing
activities. Maintain/coordinate an ongoing grant reporting process (collaborating with Executive
Director).
• Assist with events, oversee sales procedures, train interns and other staff on sales procedures, and manage some of Manifest’s PR efforts.
• Oversee/organize postal mailings, including postcards, posters, membership campaigns, and donor acknowledgments.
• Manage and fill all internet book orders (via Paypal and Amazon.com).
 • Work with and supervise student interns and/or volunteers each week, working in tandem with
Exhibition Coordinator & Drawing Center Coordinator as appropriate.
• Routine office tasks including ordering/purchasing of supplies, inventory, equipment, etc.
• Work with Executive Director on the production of Manifest Press publications. Prepare and proof text and communicate with artists as necessary.
• Work with Executive Director on curatorial related artist communications and jury processing.
• Handle book inventory, storage, organization, and corresponding planning.
• Maintain accurate records and statistics for Manifest’s activities, programs, funders, including historical documentation and various databases.
• Oversee the upkeep of an effective filing system for paper and digital documents.
• Be a first-contact for the Manifest Artists in Residence who are working on-site in the MAR (residency studios).
• Oversee the maintaining of professional appearance of all public and staff spaces, in tandem with the Exhibition Coordinator.
• Effectively communicate and delegate tasks to the part-time Administrative Assistant.

Qualifications:
• Strong organizational and verbal/written communications skills.
• Skilled in use of Quickbooks for bookkeeping, and other financial management processes.
• Skills with word-processing and text editing are essential.
• Be smart, perceptive, eager, asker of good questions but also able to find solutions independently, balanced, able to go from seeing details to the big picture and back again with ease.
• Experience in office management, setting and meeting priorities, leading staff, and making very efficient use of time.
• Be a self-starter with strong initiative and work ethic, and able to make effective decisions.
• Comfort and familiarity with the Macintosh operating system, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, email processing, Apple Pages, Numbers, Acrobat Pro, Quickbooks, Google Docs and Calendar, iCal, and other scheduling and planning technology. Some experience with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver and InDesign is a plus, but not required.
• Comfort with email as a primary means of communication both internally and externally.
• Comfort with using social media in a professional context.
• A friendly, outgoing demeanor and a desire to contribute to Manifest’s ongoing growth into an exciting and mature organization are essential.
• Position requires at least a bachelor's degree and at least two years office or management experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Summary of Essential Responsibilities
Financial management
Leadership
Fundraising/grant-writing
PR/marketing

Summary of Essential Skills
Prioritizing
Planning
Efficiency
Accuracy
Working within deadlines, and both long and short-term time cycles
Verbal and written skills, editorial
Attention to detail
People skills, staff management, public information, artist contact
Space management, storage, office, presentation, inventory
Statistics/data management, archiving, access
Teamwork and solo work combined
Thinking systematically

Summary of Work Areas
Managerial
Finance
Creative
Communication
Support

To Apply:

Email your current resume, cover letter, and three references to:
Manifest (Attn: Jason Franz)
jason@manifestgallery.org
Subject: Office Manager Position Application
Please note: applications should be sent through e-mail only, in the form of a single PDF attachment containing all relevant materials.
No phone inquiries please

About Manifest:
Founded by students and professors in May of 2004, Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts organization headquartered in the urban neighborhood of East Walnut Hills in Cincinnati, Ohio. The elegant street-level exhibition space is minutes away from downtown Cincinnati, and the numerous academic institutions of higher learning in the region. It is also within easy walking distance of a diversely populated historic neighborhood with residents from all walks of life. The galleries are free and open to the public five days a week, presenting works by students and professionals from all around the world. The
Manifest Drawing Center is located about 7 miles away in Madisonville. Manifest is supported by grants and public donations and has the goal to support student professionalism, integrate the arts into the urban residential community and raise the bar on artistic standards. The mission also includes the exploration of the relationship between art and design, as well as the ongoing support and display of drawing in all its various forms. 

Mission Statement:
Manifest stands for the quality presentation, experience, and documentation of the visual arts, engaging students, professionals, and the public from around the world through accessible world-class exhibits, studio programs, and publications.

Manifest Gallery serves as a venue for the display and experience of quality-vetted contemporary visual art made by local, national, and international artists, including students and professionals.

Manifest Drawing Center promotes and explores drawing as a rich and culturally significant art form through the pursuit of creative scholarly activities and instruction.

Manifest Press documents the organization's collaborations with artists through artfully designed publications and has the goal to make the organization's projects accessible for public availability everywhere, including outside its own geographical radius.

The Manifest Artist Residency supports artists in making art and engaging the general public by providing an optimal working space and dynamic environment for meaningful growth.

To learn a lot more about Manifest, its programs, supporters, and people visit:http://www.manifestgallery.org

The Carnegie

Contracted Performing Arts Instructor

Posted:
Jan 27, 2015

Reports To: Education Director

Job Description

Position Title: Contracted Performing Arts Instructor 

Department:  Education

Reporting Relationships

Position Reports To:  Education Director

Positions Supervised:  Volunteers

  

Position Purpose

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

Essential Functions and Basic Duties

 1. Prepare for and teach agreed upon workshop hours

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

 B. Perform any necessary prep tasks 

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

 D. Co-Instruct classes 

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

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

 

2. Develop engaging programming ending with a culminating experience

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

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

 ii. Reinforce curriculum

 iii. Provide varied materials and experiences

 iv. Ensure open ended processes

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

 C. Attend Orientation and Trainings with the Education Department

 

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

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

 B. Keep records of projects and summaries 

 C. Report anecdotes and take photographs

 

Qualifications

 

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

 

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

 Updated background check required.

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

 

Skills/Abilities desired: Active and dynamic teacher

 Improvisational skills

Excellent ability to engage and support children

 Ability to organize, coordinate and direct multiple projects

 Self-starter and willingness to be a team player

 

Hours: Contract work – hours vary 

 

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

 

Please send to apaasch@thecarnegie.com

 

Intent and function of job descriptions

 

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

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

 

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

 

Dramakinetics (Part-Time)

Communications Intern

Posted:
Jan 27, 2015

Reports To: Executive Director

Job Description

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

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

 

Staff Contact: Pam Shooner

 

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

 

Compensation: Provided

 

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

 Assist with marketing projects 

 Work with staff to create copy for website 

 Assist with publishing email blasts 

 Design/layout of brochures 

 Draft content for Constant Contact and Facebook 

 Assist with fund development projects including public events and annual campaign

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

 Assist with research for grant development

 Attend community and Board meetings as requested

 Attend and/or help host community events and fundraisers

 

Skills Needed: 

 Detail oriented 

 Creative, some graphic design experience helpful 

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

 Excellent written and verbal communication skills 

Other:

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

 Experience with performing arts and/or children a plus

 Knowledge of photography 

 

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

 Current resume and list of 3 references and a cover letter

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

 

Pam Shooner, Executive Director

Dramakinetics of Cincinnati

PO Box 23274

Cincinnati OH  45224

pam.shooner@dramakinetics.org

513-389-1721

www.dramakinetics.org

11/20/2014

 

ArtWorks

Corporate Sponsorship Manager

Posted:
Jan 27, 2015

Reports To: Director of Development

 

Job Description

Job Title: Corporate Sponsorship Manager

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

Hours: Full time

Rate of Pay: Salary, Starting at: $30,000 (commensurate with experience level); Employee benefits

package includes health insurance, paid time off and savings plan.

Reports to: Director of Development

Start date: January 1, 2014

Purpose: The Corporate Sponsorship Manager will serve as a key member of ArtWorks Development Team, and will

develop and maintain corporate relations as related to institutional, project-based, and event-related funding and

partnership support. This individual will be responsible for coordinating and managing institutional events including but

not limited to the Secret ArtWorks and ArtWorks Breakfast annual fundraisers, in addition to programming and projectrelated

dedications and celebrations throughout the year, as related to growing and maintaining corporate/sponsorship

relations.

Responsibilities:

 Work to grow and maintain existing corporate sponsor and foundation relationships

 Work with the Development team to set corporate and sponsorship goals and strategies for solicitation

 Develop and coordinate sponsorship forms and proposals according to institutional programs, projects and event

needs

 Develop and execute promotional presentations for corporate-related meetings, engagements and events

 Work to solicit corporate sponsorships for institutional initiatives, projects and events, including but not limited to

Secret ArtWorks, ArtWorks Breakfast, ArtWorks Downtown Fund, and other special event and projects.

 Coordinate informational tours, lunches and receptions as related to attracting and retaining corporate sponsor

relationships

 Work with Development Director to cultivate and maintain relationships through various fundraising campaigns.

 Other duties as assigned

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

 Proven track record of closing business and generating revenue from corporate sponsors in a deadline driven environment

 Comfortable and at ease with cold calling and meeting people without being introduced

 A Driven Self-starter with ability to work without direction or prompting

 A proven success rate of 50% corporate sponsorships awarded or greater, over at least one fiscal year.

 Proficient and comfortable with meeting goals set by manager

 At least 3 years of successful corporate development or sales experience for nonprofit organizations or similar forprofit

entities

 Capable of creatively positioning sponsorship opportunities to new prospects

 Excellent organizational, problem-solving and decision making skills

 Detail oriented with an ability to work on several projects simultaneously, balance priorities and meet deadlines

 Experience in Salesforce.com and Raiser's Edge a significant advantage

 Comfortable working with trustees, volunteers, individuals and staff

 Manage sensitive and confidential information with integrity

 Excellent personal and professional references

 Available for special events, with occasional weekend/evening work

 Must possess excellent written, verbal, telephone and interpersonal communications skills.

 Must be detail-oriented and have the ability to work on several projects simultaneously.

 Highly Proficient in Word and Excel and PowerPoint

 Demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively with teams and committees.

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

The successful candidate will::

 Have a passion for the arts, education, creative enterprise and promoting healing through art.

 Be an excellent representative of ArtWorks

 Be a team-player, hard-working and an independent achiever with a "can do" attitude, must be comfortable in a fastpaced environment with frequent deadlines.

 Be flexible, optimistic, able to receive and provide constructive feedback, and possess a good sense of humor

 Able to work collaboratively with and in support of development staff and other ArtWorks team-members.

 Adhere to the utmost ethical standards, intuitive, considerate and kind

 Inquisitive and imaginative

Credentials and Experience:

 Bachelor's Degree in Business, Marketing, Arts or Business Administration

 Minimum of one year of successful development and revenue generating experience

 Experience working with a non-profit organization or related field

 Sandlers Salesforce Training Graduate a plus

About ArtWorks:

Founded in 1996, ArtWorks is an award-winning non-profit organization that empowers and inspires the creative

community to transform our everyday environments through employment, apprenticeships, education, community partnerships, an civic engagement. ArtWork's Public Art Initiative creates innovate works that enrich Greater Cincinnati while providing job opportunities to youth and professional artists. ArtsWork's ArtRx transforms the lives of patients and their families through the healing power of art. Through Creative Enterprise, SpringBoard provides training and business courses to creative entrepreneurs. ArtWorks is generously funded by many community supporters including the City of

Cincinnati, the Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr./US Bank Foundation, ArtsWave, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Ohio Arts Council. To learn more visit ArtWorksCincinnati.org.

To apply: Interested candidates should send resume, cover letter and two writing / grant samples via e-mail to Sara

Lawellin at Sara@ArtWorksCincinnati.org by December 22nd, 2014.

ArtWorks is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment

where a variety of backgrounds, cultures, orientations, ideas, and talents can flourish.

 

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park

After School Theater Program Assistant

Posted:
Jan 27, 2015

Reports To: Education Associate

 

Job Description

Position Profile

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park seeks an assistant for an after school theatre program. Activities Beyond the Classroom (ABC) has provided funding for an after school theatre program at Shroder HS.  This paid position begins January 20, 2015 and ends May 7, 2015.  The program runs on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:30-6:00 p.m.  Ideal candidates have completed or are working towards a college degree, have experience with children in middle school, and have a strong interest in theatre.   The assistant functions as a consistent presence for the students and checks in weekly to the education associate with reports on student behavior, school issues, and activity in the program.  The assistant serves as role model who motivates students and aids the instructor as needed.    

 

Responsibilities and Duties:

· Maintain attendance records for each class.

· Provide behavioral support for instructor when needed. 

· Prepare snack for each meeting.  Typically this means making the errand to the store to purchase fresh fruit, chips, fruit snacks, etc. and portioning it out for the class.  Occasionally, the assistant will be asked to pick up pizza or other like items. 

· Provide supervision during snack and bathroom breaks. 

· Provide assistance to instructor during program activities.  This includes helping coach small group work, acting as a demonstrator, and participating in games and exercises if asked.  

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

· Help maintain a positive and team-focused atmosphere through behavior and interaction with instructor and students. 

 

 

Qualifications and Requirements

· A successful candidate will be a self-motivated team player.

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

· Candidate should enjoy working with people and demonstrate a positive, trustworthy and professional demeanor with all Playhouse staff, school staff, and students. 

· Must be able to commit to all 15 weeks of the program (Tuesdays/Thursdays 4:30-6:00pm).

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

· Previous experience with children in an urban public school is preferred.  

· Interest or experience in education is a plus.

· Must be able to provide your own transportation and have a valid driver’s license. 

 

 

Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check.  Assistant will need to register with CPS once hired.  

 

Applications will be reviewed upon receipt.

 

 

Please send cover letter and resume to:

 

Megan Alexander

Education Associate 

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park

962 Mt. Adams Circle

Cincinnati, OH  45202

megan.alexander@cincyplay.com

 

No third party applications will be accepted.

 

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

 

Constella Music Festival

Internships: Marketing/Production Intern; Development Intern (Unpaid)

Posted:
Jan 27, 2015

Reports To: Festival Manager

Job Description

Constella Festival seeks a driven, organized Festival Intern who possesses superior communication and organizational skills, starting December 2014. Constella is looking for someone who shares a passion for the arts and an excitement for the fast-paced, behind-the-scenes needs of a national, world-class music and arts organization. Interns will have the opportunity to cater their internship experience to their own career goals, including marketing/communications, development and festival production. 

Responsibilities and Duties May Include:

· Plan and coordinate production for 2015 Festival programs and special events

· Coordinate Constella event volunteers

· Assist with 2015 Festival marketing and development.

· Complete various administrative tasks as assigned

· Build your network while working with some of today’s brightest artistic stars

 

Qualifications Include:

· Administrative experience working for not-for-profit organizations, preferably in the arts field

· An interest in artistic administration for a festival

· Detail-oriented and organized with a demonstrated ability to multitask, prioritize and meet deadlines

· Strong oral and written communication and analytical skills

· Demonstrated ability to learn new technologies and solutions quickly

 

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

 

To Apply:

Send resume and cover letter including potential start date and weekly hours available to Janet Hill. Please forward references. In subject line, please reference: Festival Internship. Festivalmanager@constellafestival.org 

 

Contact:

Janet Hill, Festival Manager

Festivalmanager@constellafestival.org

 

Art Academy of Cincinnati

Vice President for Institutional Advancement and Chief Development Officer

Posted:
Jan 27, 2015

Deadline to Apply: Sun, 02/01/2015

Job Description

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

 

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

 

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

 

Fitton Center for Creative Arts

Executive Director

Posted:
Jan 27, 2015

Reports To: Board of Trustees

Deadline to Apply: Fri, 02/13/2015

Job Description

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

 

BACKGROUND

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

 

VISION AND MISSION

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

 

POSITION DESCRIPTION

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

 

STRUCTURE

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

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

 

 LEADERSHIP and MANAGEMENT

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

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

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

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

 

DEVELOPMENT AND COMMUNICATIONS

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

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

· Use external presence and relationships to garner new opportunities

 

PLANNING AND NEW BUSINESS

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

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

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

 

QUALIFICATIONS

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

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

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

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

· Unwavering commitment to quality programs and data-driven evaluation

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

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

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

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

· 

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

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

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

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

· Tenacious, able to creatively respond to challenges

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

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

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

· Able to deploy humor and levity in daily work

 

To Apply:

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

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

The application deadline is Friday, February 13, 2015.  

 

Wyoming Fine Arts Center

Guitar Teacher

Posted:
Jan 27, 2015

Reports To: Executive Director

Job Description

About the Wyoming Fine Arts Center:

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

 

POSITIONGuitar Teacher

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

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

Typical work activities

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

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

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

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

· arranging lesson schedules and negotiating time and accommodation slots;

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

· developing relationships with students and parents;

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

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

· supporting students in their use of music technology;

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

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

To apply:

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

 

In your email, please include:

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

- Short Bio

- URL to your personal website (if available)

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

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

 

No phone calls please.

 

 

 

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park

Director of Education

Posted:
Jan 27, 2015

Reports To: Artistic Director

Job Description

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

•             Create, track, and maintain departmental budget

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

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

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

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

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

 

Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park

Executive Director

Posted:
Jan 27, 2015

Reports To: Board of Trustees

Deadline to Apply: Sat, 01/31/2015

Job Description

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

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

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

1. Improve the visitor experience 

2.  Develop Partnerships

3.  Improve the park and properly maintain the collections

4.  Enhance organizational and fiscal sustainability 

Candidate Profile

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

Responsibilities of the position

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

Administration

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

Hire, supervise and evaluate staff, including grounds and office 

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

Consult regularly with the Board and its committees

In collaboration with the Board, conduct monthly board meetings

Visioning and Programming

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

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

Finance and Fundraising

Be responsible for financial matters of the organization

In conjunction with the board, develop the annual operating budget

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

In collaboration with the Board, undertake fundraising and development efforts

Outreach and community building

Provide good service to members, encourage membership

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

Develop programs which attract the diversity of the surrounding community

Qualifications

Demonstrated success in non-profit leadership positions.  

Commitment to the mission programs and goals of Pyramid Hill

Demonstrated experience in managing people and budgets

Excellent leadership, communication, organizational and administrative skills

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

Compensation

Compensation will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application Process and Contact

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

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

 

Grailville

Transition and Operations Assistant (Part-time)

Posted:
Jan 27, 2015

Reports To: Executive Director

Deadline to Apply: Fri, 01/23/2015

Job Description

SUMMARY

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

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

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

· Update digital records of collections 

· Create and maintain digital inventory of building furnishings

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

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

· Monitor Grailville website general inquiries and respond as appropriate

· Order office and transition supplies as needed

· Provide administrative support to the Director

· Other duties as assigned

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS 

· Strong verbal and written communication skills

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

· Strong internet research skills

· Willingness to learn new internet/computer skills as needed

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

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

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

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

 

WORKING CONDITIONS

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

TO APPLY

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

 

Terrie Puckett

Director, Grailville

grailville@grailville.org

(no calls please)

 

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park

Camp Counselor

Posted:
Jan 27, 2015

Reports To: Camp Directors

Deadline to Apply: Fri, 03/06/2015

Job Description

Position Profile

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

 

Responsibilities and Duties:

· Lead daily morning and afternoon group activities with campers.

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

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

· Provide supervision during snack and bathroom breaks.

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

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

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

· Counselors work Monday through Friday with varying hourly schedules.  

 

Qualifications and Requirements

· Successful candidates will be self-motivated team players.

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

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

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

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

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

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

· Interest or experience in education is a plus.

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

 

Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check.

 

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

 

Please send cover letter and resume to:

 

Megan Alexander

Co-Camp Director

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park

P.O. Box 6537

Cincinnati, OH  45202

 

Or via email at:  summercamp@cincyplay.com

 

No third party applications will be accepted.

 

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati

Director of Development

Posted:
Jan 27, 2015

Deadline to Apply: Wed, 04/01/2015

Job Description

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

Our Mission

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

Our Vision

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

 

Responsibilities

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

 

Qualifications

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

 

To Apply

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

by April 1, 2015 to:  

Richard Diehl, Managing Director

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati

1127 Vine Street

Cincinnati, Ohio 45202 

Or email:  rdiehl@ensemblecincinnati.org

No phone calls please.

 

EOE/M/F/D/V/SO

 

Contemporary Arts Center

Assistant Director of Development

Posted:
Jan 27, 2015

Reports To: Director of Development

Deadline to Apply: Tue, 02/03/2015

Job Description

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

 

Overview of Position:

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

 

The Assistant Director of Development will perform the following duties:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

· Performs other duties as required or directed.

 

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

 

Job Requirements:

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

· A demonstrated successful record of securing gifts. 

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

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

· Astute listening and conversing skills.

· Ability to maintain confidentiality.

· Strong numerical and analytical skills.  

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

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

· Available for occasional weekend/evening work.

 

Application Process:

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

 

Contemporary Arts Center

44 East 6th Street

Cincinnati, OH 45202

Attn: Human Resources

 

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

 

The Contemporary Arts Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.