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As a free service to the community, ArtsWave offers a list of jobs available in the arts and culture sector.  The postings reflect a variety of job opportunities from volunteer and part-time jobs to full-time executive-level positions. In an effort to keep the public informed about the new positions, we also offer a free weekly e-mail reminder for those interested in receiving the updates.

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Cincinnati Art Museum

Corporate Relations Manager - Development

Posted:
Jul 2, 2015

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

Position Description:

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

General Job Duties:
Plan and implement a comprehensive annual strategy to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward corporate supporter for opportunities that include, but are not limited to:

  • Exhibition sponsorships
  • Special event sponsorships
  • Program related sponsorships
  • Corporate memberships

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

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

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

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

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

Attend Development Events as needed.

Other duties as assigned by the Director of Development.

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

If interested please submit an application including a cover letter, resume, references, and salary requirements to: Cincinnati Art Museum, Attn: Human Resources Department, 953 Eden Park Drive Cincinnati, OH 45202.  Resumes may be emailed to humanresources@cincyart.org.  Position is open until filled.  No phone calls please.

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

Creativities

Dynamic Sewing & Fashion Design Instructor (Part-Time)

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

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

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

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

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

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

Director of Institutional Giving

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

Please send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to:
Human Resources
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Music Hall
1241 Elm Street
Cincinnati, OH  45202
Or via email at:  hr@cincinnatisymphony.org 
Please put “Director of Institutional Giving” in the subject line.

No third party applications will be accepted.
 

Preble County Arts Association

Youth For Public Art Instructor

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Preble County Arts Association

Youth For Public Art Project Assistant

Posted:
Jun 24, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Miami University Performing Arts Series 

Assistant Director of Audience Development

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Apply online at bit.ly/ApplyMiamiPAS

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

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

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

Director of Marketing, Single Tickets

Posted:
Jun 24, 2015
Job Description

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: This position serves as a key member of the senior marketing team, developing and executing strategies that help us continue to achieve our organizational vision of engaging audiences better than any other orchestra in the world. The primary responsibility of the Director of Marketing, Single Tickets is to increase attendance and single ticket sales to Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, and related brands (Chamber Players, Lollipops, specials, World Piano Competition, May Festival, etc.). 

This position requires a private-sector head and a public-sector heart. The ideal candidate embraces data-driven approaches to his/her work, and has experience establishing appropriate metrics for tracking success, and developing effective strategies based on analysis. The ideal candidate also has experience with media buying, customer segmentation and strategy. 

Job Duties and Responsibilities: Major responsibilities include developing and implementing single ticket marketing campaigns and promotions, analyzing and tracking sales, media buying and relationship building, copywriting and editing, preparing and managing the single ticket budget, forecasting sales, and working collaboratively with internal and external constituencies to align positively around organizational objectives. A significant portion of the position involves volunteer leadership and serving as a staff liaison to CSOEncore, a thriving young professionals group. This position currently supervises the Marketing Manager and intern(s), and may require additional supervisory capacity as future needs grow. The Director of Marketing, Single Tickets reports to the Vice President of Marketing.

· Work cross-functionally to achieve single ticket revenue and attendance targets. 
· Plan and manage single ticket marketing budget. 
· Direct and oversee single ticket marketing for 90+ Symphony, Pops, Chamber, summer, family and special event concerts each year. Develop and execute single ticket marketing plans, including advertising (outdoor, radio, TV, print, digital and social media), promotions, direct mail, email and mobile marketing communications. Recommend and execute strategies to boost single ticket sales. 
· Align objectives to overall strategy for deepening patron engagement across segments; Establish metrics and leverage existing tools to track marketing success.
· Develop relationships with media outlets to leverage as much donated and in-kind support as possible; direct all media buying and production deadlines.
· Understand and use a data-informed approach to developing these strategies; Embrace the “voice of the customer” through research and direct interaction; Stay abreast of industry trends; research, test, align with organizational goals and implement updates.
· Work with the VP of Marketing and Sales Director to develop single ticket pricing strategies; forecast sales and revise plans to ensure sales goals are met. 
· Oversee and help execute special events as needed. 
· Plan strategy for and help execute audience development events including CSOEncore and Ignite Nights.
· Write and edit copy for various strategic communications. 
· Leverage internal communication vehicles (website, program book, program stuffers, etc.) to generate awareness and increase ticket sales.
· Coordinate diversity audience development effort with internal and external constituencies.
· Ensure that communication is accurate, timely and meets a high professional standard of presentation.
· Supervise Marketing Manager and interns. Help ensure achievement of departmental goals through clear direction, proper training and positive atmosphere. 
· Help direct freelance graphic designers and consultants as necessary.
· Provide backup for front-of-house coverage. 
· Other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements, Skills, Background: 
· At least 4-5 years experience in music, marketing, communications or related field with proven track record of results; non-profit or performing arts experience a plus
· Innate curiosity, willingness to learn, and strong leadership skills
· Stellar project management and planning skills, and verbal/written communication skills and the confidence to communicate results to various constituencies
· Ability to represent the CSO in a high-profile manner in the community 
· Creative, forward-leaning, adaptable to change
· Thrives in an extremely fast-paced environment and can process information on the fly
· Ability to see the big picture and opportunities, while successfully executing detailed plans
· Proven effectiveness in working cross-functionally and collaboratively
· Bachelor’s degree 
· Some knowledge of classical and/or choral music preferred
· Experience managing people and working with volunteers a plus
· Tessitura/data analysis skills a plus

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 Marketing, Single Tickets” in the subject line.

No third party applications will be accepted.

Visionaries + Voices

Teaching Artist Mentor Volunteer/Internship Opportunity

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

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

Semester Duration: September 2015-April 2016

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

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

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

Contact

Jamie Muenzer, jmuenzer@visionariesandvoices.com

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati

Part-Time Box Office Associate

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cincinnati Landmark Productions

Set Builder/Painter

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

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

Pay rate:  $11.00/hourly

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

Start Date – immediate. 
 

ArtWorks

Director of Communications

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

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

The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications, characteristics and abilities
· Must possess clear understanding of effective non-profit communications and marketing to accomplish fundraising goals and further advance the organizational mission.
· Must demonstrate an ability to develop creative and playful marketing copy and communications to effectively represent a brand and reach audiences for successful fundraising (or sales) initiatives.
· Hands-on experience in new media including internet marketing, viral marketing, social media, eNewsletter and blogs; experience with website design and content development (experience working with WordPress and Constant Contact a plus.)
· Must be able to demonstrate proactive, deadline-driven leadership with ability to take initiative, balance priorities and meet deadlines.
· Must have experience working with Cincinnati area media outlets to develop story pitches and garnering PR and media for non-profit organizations. Must be successful at representing organization in media interviews as well as aligning and scheduling the appropriate individuals for media interviews.  Experience with Arts & Culture and National Media outlets a plus.
· Ability to manage and modify communications plan per Google Analytics and Constant Contact data and generated reports.
· Must be detail-oriented and have the ability to work on several projects simultaneously. 
· Possess experience leveraging new media tools to develop effective presentations and collateral.
· Must have a good design sensibility.
· Excellent organizational, problem-solving and decision making skills.
· Demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively with teams and committees.
· Strong written, verbal and telephone communications skills.
· Confidence with public speaking and making presentations.
· Skilled in Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, Photoshop or other design programs.
· Comfortable working with trustees, volunteers, individuals, clients and staff. 
· Experience and ease meeting and socializing with people from diverse backgrounds. 
· Manage sensitive and confidential information with integrity.
· Excellent personal and professional references.
· Available for special events, with occasional weekend/evening work.

The successful candidate will:  
· Work collaboratively with and in support of all ArtWorks team-members.
· Adhere to the utmost ethical standards, intuitive, considerate and kind.
· Have a passion for the arts, community, education, creative enterprise and promoting healing through art.
· Have a driver’s license and personal transportation.
· Be an excellent representative of ArtWorks.
· Be a team-player, hard-working and an independent achiever with a “can do” attitude, must be comfortable in a fast-paced environment with frequent deadlines.
· Be flexible, optimistic, constructive with a good sense of humor.
Credentials and Experience:
· Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Marketing or Business Administration
· Minimum of three (3) years of experience working as a marketing professional
· Experience working with a non-profit arts organization or related field 
About ArtWorks:  Founded in 1996, ArtWorks trains and employs local youth and talent to create art and community impact. ArtWorks’ vision is to be the creative and economic engine which unites citizens to transform our region through public art, such as their award-winning mural program, art therapy, and creative enterprise initiatives.  To date, ArtWorks has hired over 2,700 area youth and 700 professional artists, and has trained over 240 creative entrepreneurs. ArtWorks is grateful for the support of many individuals and organizations, including the City of Cincinnati, the Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation, the generosity of community contributions to the  ArtsWave Campaign, and the Ohio Arts Council. To learn more or to support ArtWorks, visit ArtWorksCincinnati.org.

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

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

Bi-Okoto

Performing/Teaching Artists

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

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

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

COR Music Project

Multiple Teaching Roles

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

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

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

Job Requirements:

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


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

Adam Pelkey - Program Director
pelkeyadam@gmail.com 

Indian Hill Performing Arts

Multiple Positions

Posted:
Jun 15, 2015
Indian Hill Performing Arts is an after school program that provides performing arts enrichment to students K-12 within Indian Hill and surrounding communities.   For more information on our mission with IHPA, please see ihperformingarts.com
IHPA is expanding and looking for quality professional educators for the following positions:

· Arts Administration assistant (part-time) 
·  Beginner Violin Teacher
·  Acting Teacher- Group and private acting lessons
·  Beginner Piano
·  Dance Team Choreographer
·  Jump Rope Dance Team
·  Vocal Teachers
·  Unique Performing Arts Workshops 

All Vocal educators must have or working towards their Master’s degree in Education or Performance arts, experience teaching students though private instruction or group lessons.  Educators must complete a background check and provide references and resume’. 
 
Hiring for the 2015 Summer, 2015-2016 school year and future events .  
Please send your resume and 3 references to Robin Schwanekamp atrwschwan1108@gmail.com  
 

Cincinnati Art Museum

Full Time Security Guard (2nd Shift)

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

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

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

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

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

Email: humanresources@cincyart.org 
Fax: 513.639.2932

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

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

The Carnegie

In-School Music Instructor

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

Position Reports To:  Education Director

Position Purpose

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

Essential Functions and Basic Duties

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

Qualifications

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

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

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

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

Resumes due no later than July 8, 2015

Email resumes to apaasch@thecarnegie.com

Intent and function of job descriptions

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

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

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

ArtWorks

Adult Volunteer Mural Tour Guides (Volunteer Opp)

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

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

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

Public Media Connect (CET)

Corporate Support Representative

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

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

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

Accounting Manager

Posted:
Jun 11, 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 Music NOW 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 Accounting Manager will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the accounting office, including, but not limited to, responsibility over accounting, general ledger reconciliation, accounts payable, accounts receivable and payroll entry. Under general supervision, the Accounting Manager will perform a variety of detailed accounting duties in accordance with accounting procedures and checks and verifies data for completeness and accuracy. The Accounting Manager will work closely with the Controller to ensure that CSO and subsidiary/partner organizations have the systems and procedures in place to support effective program implementation and conduct flawless audits. 

Responsibilities:
Finance and Accounting Leadership

· Provides overall accounting for the CSO, subsidiary and partner organizations
· Completes accounting functions in accordance with established standards, policies and procedures 
· Assist with event setup, payment processing, settlement, reconciliation and reporting
· Prepares, reviews and enters daily cash receipts and prepares invoices as needed
· Prepares event reporting, forecasting/budgeting and special reports
· Reconcile payroll to the general ledger on a regular basis including allocation of all wages and taxes appropriate to each event
· Reconcile payroll deduction and employee benefit amounts and prepare payment submission documentation
· Participates in monthly general ledger reconciling and closing
· Analyzes general ledger activity and proposes adjustments, as needed
· Completes special projects and miscellaneous assignments
· Maintains credit card accounts, including reconciling credit card statement(s)
· Prepares and files various Federal, State and Local governmental reporting and payment forms on a regular basis
· Participates in the annual audit, as needed
· Assists accounting personnel, human resources, Controller and CFO as needed
· Ensures the work area is clean, secure and well maintained
· Maintains all corporate documentation, correspondence, insurance and financial files in an orderly systematic manner
· Other duties as assigned

Team Leadership
· Leverage strengths of the current Finance team members, help to clarify roles and responsibilities and develop and implement training programs in order to maximize and reach optimal individual and organizational goals
· Provide leadership in strengthening internal communications with staff at all levels throughout the organization
· Create and promote a positive and supportive work environment

Reporting Relationship: The Accounting Manager reports to the Controller.
Qualifications: This is an extraordinary opportunity for a professional accountant with a minimum of four plus years of accounting experience. Other qualifications include:
· Minimum of a Bachelors degree required
· Experience with accounting software, such as QuickBooks or similar software
· Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
· Cooperative attitude and willingness to learn and assist others
· Ability to work in a fast paced environment and to manage time in order to meet important deadlines
· Ability to work autonomously and solve problems with minimal supervision
· Strong interpersonal and communication skills
· Capable of discerning and maintaining confidentiality of information
· Ability to organize, evaluate, and present information effectively in writing and verbally
· Nonprofit experience preferred

Compensation and Benefits: The Accounting Manager position garners a competitive salary.  The CSO offers generous benefits including; medical, dental, long term disability, life, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, health savings account, 403(b) participation and employer contribution, and the opportunity to work for a financially stable nonprofit organization.

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

Please send cover letter and resume to:

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

Or via email at:  HR@cincinnatisymphony.org 
(Please put “Accounting Manager” in the subject line)

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

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

Accounting Clerk

Posted:
Jun 11, 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 Music NOW 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 Accounting Clerk provides a variety of administrative and clerical work for the Finance Department, assisting with overall accounting functions. Under general supervision, performs a variety of detailed accounting duties in accordance with standard accounting procedures and verifies data for completeness and accuracy. The Accounting Clerk daily responsibilities are often quantitative in nature and typically require use of computerized data management and analysis systems. This position provides assistance in maintaining a variety of financial transactions and records; compiling information and preparing reports and/or summaries.
Responsibilities:
· Provides overall accounting for the CSO, subsidiary, and partner organizations
· Completes accounting functions in accordance with established standards, policies and procedures 
· Prepares, reviews and enters daily cash receipts and prepares invoices as needed
· Review, code and enter vendor invoices into the accounting software
· Prepares vendor payment checks for mailing and files supporting documentation.
· Participates in monthly general ledger reconciling and closing
· Participates in daily mail opening/check log procedure
· Enters annual budget and projection information into the accounting software.
· Assists with grant preparation as required.
· Maintains department calendar of activities, due dates and vacation dates.
· Prepares and files various Federal, State and Local governmental reporting and payment forms on a regular basis
· Analyzes general ledger activity and proposes adjustments, as needed
· Completes special projects and miscellaneous assignments.
· Maintains and assists with company postage machine
· Assists accounting personnel, human resources, controller and the CFO as needed.
· Maintains all corporate documentation, correspondence, insurance, grant, and financial files in an orderly systematic manner.
· Provides backup coverage for reception as needed.
· Ensures the work area is clean, secure and well maintained.
· Participates in the annual audit(s) as assigned.
· Other duties as assigned.

Reporting Relationship: The Accounting Clerk reports to the Accounting Manager.
Qualifications: This is an extraordinary opportunity for a professional accountant with a minimum of two plus years of accounting experience. Other qualifications include:
· Experience with accounting software, such as QuickBooks or similar software
· Experience with Microsoft software products with a heavy focus on Excel
· Detail oriented individual with a high level of accuracy
· Cooperative attitude and willingness to learn and assist others
· Ability to work in a fast paced environment and to manage time in order to meet important deadlines
· Ability to work autonomously and solve problems with minimal supervision
· Strong interpersonal and communication skills
· Capable of discerning and maintaining confidentiality of information
· Ability to organize, evaluate, and present information effectively in writing and verbally
· Nonprofit experience preferred

Compensation and Benefits: The Accounting Clerk position garners a competitive salary.  The CSO offers generous benefits including; medical, dental, long term disability, life, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, health savings account, 403(b) participation and employer contribution, and the opportunity to work for a financially stable nonprofit organization.

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

Please send cover letter and resume to:

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

Or via email at:  HR@cincinnatisymphony.org 
(Please put “Accounting Clerk” in the subject line)

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

Middletown Arts Center

Adult Workshop Instructors

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

Middletown Arts Center

Community Art Outreach Instructor

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

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

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

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

Middletown Arts Center

Drawing Instructors Needed

Posted:
Jun 9, 2015
The Middletown Arts Center in Middletown, OH seeks an adult (all levels) drawing instructor for daytime and evening classes beginning September 2015. Classes focus on traditional methods using the following mediums: graphite, charcoal & colored pencil. Qualified persons will hold either a BFA or MFA and have previous experiences teaching drawing. Please send a resume and 3 images of professional work to Leslie Pinto atlpinto@middletownartscenter.com

The Middletown Arts Center in Middletown, OH seeks youth art instructors for weekday and Saturday morning classes beginning September 2015. Classes are mixed media and teach around a theme for students in grades K-6. Qualified persons will hold either a BFA or MFA and have past experiences teaching children. Please send a resume and 3 images of professional work to Leslie Pinto at lpinto@middletownartscenter.com

Vocal Arts Ensemble, May Festival and May Festival Youth Choruses

Auditions Being Held

Posted:
Jun 9, 2015
Skilled choral singers! VAE: Vocal Arts Ensemble, Cincinnati's professional chorus, is auditioning new singers for the 2015-16 season. Music Director Craig Hella Johnson, recent Grammy winner and Chorus America lifetime achievement recipient, will hear auditions. If interested, please send MP3s of two contrasting selections to Rosanne Wetzel, rwetzel@mayfestival.com by July 10.  If selected for a live audition, those will be held July 13 in the Cincinnati area. Questions? Call 513-744-3229. Join us for an amazing season!


For May Festival Chorus:
Audition dates are August 2, 26 and 27.  Requirements are two prepared solos of contrasting styles and sight reading.  To schedule an audition emailRWetzel@mayfestival.com or call the May Festival Office at 513 744-3229.


For May Festival Youth Chorus:
Students in grades 9-12 are eligible to audition.  Auditions will be held at Knox Presbyterian Church on Saturday, September 5, 2015 and Sundays throughout the month of September.  Requirements are one prepared solo and very basic sight reading.   To schedule an audition email RWetzel@mayfestival.com or call the May Festival Office at 513 744-3229.
 

People's Liberty

Call to Artists

Posted:
Jun 9, 2015
Want to Transform the Globe?

If so, People’s Liberty wants to invest in you! We will be accepting Globe Grant applications for 2016 from June 15th until July 20th. Basic installation assistance and equipment will also be made available. Recipients will have the freedom to completely transform the Globe Gallery storefront with a provocative pop-up experience. An independent panel will review all submitted applications and select three winners who will each receive $15,000. Dream big, inspire us, and apply at peoplesliberty.org.

Application will open June 15 and close July 20. Three winners will be selected by an independent panel and will receive $15,000 each to transform our 800 sq.ft. gallery. Installations are typically 9 to 12 weeks.

For application or submission assistance, e-mail globe@peoplesliberty.org.
 

Miller Gallery

Executive Director

Posted:
Jun 9, 2015
Miller Gallery, Cincinnati’s oldest gallery, located in Hyde Park Square, is looking for an Executive Director to oversee all operations of the gallery including artist contracts, coordination of events, managing a small staff, client interaction, business development, marketing and sales.  We are looking for an energetic and passionate individual to lead the gallery as we embark on a major remodel of the existing space.  The right person will be sales focused, a team player, possess excellent verbal communication skills and have the utmost respect and discretion.  In addition, you will represent the gallery at exhibits, programs and other events.  A Bachelor’s Degree in the Arts is preferred.  Prior experience in an art museum or gallery is a strong plus.  A strong knowledge and love of fine art is required.

Please email your resume and salary requirements to: Jayne@MillerGallery.com

Contemporary Arts Center

Gallery Navigators

Posted:
Jun 9, 2015
SCOPE OF POSITION:
Working under the guidance of the Gallery Navigators Supervisor, Gallery Navigators rotate through the museum gallery floors within exhibition areas. Gallery Navigators are responsible for the security of the exhibition and general information about all current exhibitions and programs.  They ensure that members and visitor needs are properly attended to and provide information on exhibitions, events, programs and memberships.    At times will assist in event set up and participation in an event.  Require training in art security/current exhibition security provided by the Education/Curatorial Departments.  

SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
GENERAL
· Maintains a clean appearance, in uniform when scheduled and prepared to work where assigned.
· Attends training regarding exhibitions in order to be able to answer general exhibition/architectural questions.
· Attends customer service training and implements museums customer service guidelines.
· Other duties as assigned

GALLERY FLOORS
· Maintains security of the art exhibitions and visitors via floor presence.
· Maintains cleanliness on Gallery floors as directed by the Facility Director.
· Reports any exhibition problems as soon as possible to Gallery Navigators Supervisor and Curatorial Department in regards to functioning, disruption or irregularities of pieces within current exhibition.
· Interacts with the Visitor regarding information, guidance and security related issues.
· Awareness of daily museum activities, meetings, tours, events, etc. 
· Maintains accurate/current information on events taking place within the facility.
· 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.

SKILLS REQUIRED:
Maintain a well groomed appearance and wear designated uniform as required by the CAC.  Excellent interpersonal skills, highly self motivated, high personal standards, and organizational skills.



APPLICATION PROCESS:
Please send resume by June 17, 2015 to:

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

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

The Contemporary Arts Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Cincinnati Ballet

Academy Registrar

Posted:
May 28, 2015
Reports to: Director of Academy Operations

ABOUT THIS POSITION:
The Academy Registrar is the essential, internal driver of business within Cincinnati Ballet’s Otto M. Academy. With a key focus on patron support, the Registrar is responsible for the development and execution of the Academy’s customer service strategy in relationship to all Academy programs and the central processor for all retail activity. As a core member of the Academy administrative team, the Registrar also supports all major Academy events, productions and programs.

The Otto M. Budig Academy offers comprehensive dance education for approximately 900 families and individuals annually through three school year programs: the Main Division, Children’s Division and Adult Division as well as through eight unique summer programs. The guiding principles of the Otto M. Budig Academy are to teach, challenge and inspire students to achieve their highest goals in a nurturing and positive environment. The unique connection to Cincinnati Ballet provides unparalleled performance opportunities for selected students as well as invaluable networking and employment resources for advanced students.

JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
· Acts as first point of contact for Academy students and families by answering questions about programs, guiding patrons through the registration process and responding to account inquiries via exceptional customer service
· Processes registration and payments for all Academy programs including school-year classes, summer programs, master classes and auditions
· Creates and updates all class attendance sheets and rosters
· Processes all withdrawal forms and schedule change requests and makes appropriate changes to accounts
· Assists in implementing all Academy policies and procedures while aiding in the development of appropriate financial framework and policy
· Manages all costumer payment plans
· Administers collection process for all past due accounts with support of Director of Academy Operations
· Tracks enrollment numbers and provides sales reports on a weekly basis for all programs and makes recommendations on closing class or program registration based on capacity restrictions
· Maintains yearly enrollment records
· Records and tracks all scholarship, financial aid and work study information
· Collects and tracks all relevant constituent data required by ArtsWave and other impact grant-making institutions
· Advises and assists in the implementation of database and software programs
· Provides marketing support to the Director of Academy Operations as needed by staffing key events and supporting promotional opportunities
· Processes payments for Academy merchandise and adjunct events
· Acts as Spring Production Assistant and Parent Volunteer Coordinator, working with Academy faculty, staff, families, volunteers and wardrobe department to ensure seamless execution of the Academy’s three annual Spring Production performances
· Assists with the administration of and provides staff support to all summer programs and adjunct activities
· Provides collaborative leadership as well as administrative and creative support for Kids Dance Camp through the organization of daily crafts based on theme, coordination of volunteer support, supply purchasing and on-site customer service
· Other duties as assigned

REQUIRED COMPETENCIES AND QUALIFICATIONS:
· Bachelor’s degree with 2 years of advancing experience in a customer support role
· Proven track record of providing superior customer service
· A commitment to the values and culture of Cincinnati Ballet’s Otto M. Budig Academy
· Excellent oral and written communication skills 
· Well-developed interpersonal skills and attitudes and an ability to communicate with a wide spectrum of individuals
· Exceptional attention to detail
· Self-motivated, independent worker with strong organizational and time management skills while adapting to a fast-paced and high volume environment
· Volunteer management and event coordination skills
· Strong competencies in all Microsoft Office programs and experience with sophisticated database systems
· Knowledge of Tessitura ticketing software a plus
· Preferred knowledge of dance and classical ballet curriculum
· Some evening and weekend hours are required
· Candidate will be subject to criminal background, motor vehicle and credit checks

ABOUT THE COMPANY:

Since 1963, Cincinnati Ballet has been the cornerstone professional ballet company of the region, presenting a bold and adventurous array of classical, full-length ballets and contemporary works, regularly with live orchestral accompaniment. Under the artistic direction of Victoria Morgan, Cincinnati Ballet has become a creative force within the larger dance community, commissioning world premiere works and exploring unique collaborations with artists as diverse as Grammy winning guitarist Peter Frampton and popular, Ohio-based band Over the Rhine. With a mission to inspire hope and joy in our community and beyond through the power and passion of dance, Cincinnati Ballet reaches beyond the stage in programs that allow every person in the region to be part of the continued evolution of dance. To that end, Cincinnati Ballet presents exhilarating performances, extensive education outreach programs and offers top level professional ballet training at Cincinnati Ballet Otto M. Budig Academy.

TO APPLY

Send resume and cover letter to hr@cballet.org

Madcap Productions

Development Director

Posted:
May 28, 2015
Reports to: Artistic Director

Description:

Reporting to the Artistic Director, the Development Director is responsible for managing a broad-based development plan, building on Madcap’s current base of support and fostering relationships with individual donors, foundations, corporations, and government programs.  The Development Director will lead all areas of contributed income, including planning, coordinating and implementation of all fundraising activities including annual giving campaigns, capital campaigns, board giving, in-kind and major gifts, grant submissions, sponsorships, and special events. 

Responsibilities and Duties:

- Determine long range and strategic development goals
- Create and implement strategy and plans for individual giving, major gifts, grants, sponsorships, direct mail, endowment and planned giving efforts
- Develop comprehensive annual development plan, maintain existing plans and operations and lead efforts to meet or exceed agreed contributed income goals
- Prepare, manage, and evaluate the development budget
- Provide leadership, direction and management of development initiatives
- Research, identify and cultivate funding prospects (including in-kind)
- Cultivate relationships with donor community – individual, foundation and corporate donors – providing outstanding stewardship to solidify donors’ relationships with Madcap
- Prepare and manage grant applications and reports 
- Oversee the management of the donor database, including tracking and prompt acknowledgment of all financial and in-kind contributions, ensuring that such acknowledgments meet the requirements of the IRS
- Coordinate management of special events
- Attend board and committee meetings as needed to provide support to Development Committee of the Board of Directors and engage in board relations
- Support Board members in their efforts to introduce new donors to Madcap 
- Create correspondence, donor benefits roster, acknowledgment letters and other materials necessary for relevant campaigns
- Represent the organization at donor events, receptions and meetings as needed 
- Attend staff meetings
- Recruit and manage Volunteers for events, performances and other projects
- Assist with Marketing planning and implementation
- Provide assistance to Capital Campaign Committee
- Perform other duties as assigned

Applying:

Interested parties should submit their letter of interest and resume to:

Executive Director
Madcap Productions
3316 Glenmore Ave.
Cincinnati, OH  45211 

No phone calls, please.

Learning Through Art, Inc.

Volunteers Needed

Posted:
May 28, 2015
Learning Through Art, Inc.
Macy's Kids, Cultures, Critters, and Crafts Festival
July 22, 2015 8 a.m.- 6 p.m.

Learning Through Art (LTA) presents Macy’s Kids, Cultures, Critters and Crafts Festival at the Cincinnati Zoo! As always, the zoo if opening its doors on this day for $1.00 PER PERSON! As our 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY at the zoo, expect to experience an eclectic line-up of performers, arts and crafts dispersed throughout the park for your enjoyment. Check www.learningthroughart.com for full schedule of performances and activities. 

*All volunteer shifts are approximately two hour increments.
*Assignments may be modified on the festival day as needed.
*Volunteers receive free parking, t-shirt, snacks and lots of Fun

Sign up for the time slot(s) for which you are available at the link below! 

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0b4caeaf2fa0fe3-macys

Must be 15 to volunteer, unless volunteering with a parent or guardian. Please contact Nina Parr at nina@lartinc.com, 513-242-6028 Ext.1 if you have any questions. 

ArtsWave

Manager, Communications

Posted:
May 28, 2015
Position Purpose
ArtsWave, the largest united arts fund in the nation, is seeking a Manager of Communications.  Reporting to the Senior Director of Communications and Engagement, the primary responsibilities of this full-time position will be analysis and maintenance of ArtsWave’s digital communications strategy and general communications support of ArtsWave’s annual community campaign.  

Essential Functions and Responsibilities
Digital Communications Management
· Develop and maintain content for ArtsWave’s website and ArtsPass website
· Develop and maintain ArtsWave’s social media presence on multiple channels
· Develop and maintain multiple digital newsletters
· Develop and maintain multiple digital giving platforms 
· Monitor, analyze and report on online engagement metrics, including email campaigns and digital advertising
· With Senior Director of Communications, develop and execute plans to increase brand awareness, community engagement, and donor acquisition
Communications Support
· Graphic design of key internal and external communications (ads, invitations, flyers, etc.)
· Assist the Senior Director of Communications in the planning and execution of ArtsWave signature events including Macy’s Arts Sampler, CincySings, Art in the Park, etc.
· Provide support to campaign staff in the planning and execution of fundraising events
· Serve as internal brand manager and liaison to outside agencies; review materials to ensure brand alignment and quality control
· Serve as a member of the ArtsPass customer service team
· Assist in the development and execution of annual campaign marketing and communications strategy
· Work with arts partners to ensure proper use of ArtsWave brand in their materials
· Catalogue and archive media clippings online and in print

Position Requirements
· Minimum of 2 to 4 years experience in marketing, communications, or public relations
· Excellent oral and written communication skills
· Knowledge of the arts or interest in learning about the arts
· Demonstrated experience in social media and digital communications; Knowledge of Google Analytics and Google Adwords preferred.
· Demonstrated experience in event-planning and execution
· Ability to rapidly learn new computer skills and platforms as needed, including Microsoft Dynamics CRM
· Ability to multi-task, meet deadlines, work independently and stay calm in a fast-paced environment
· Strong interpersonal, customer service, and teamwork skills
· Positive, out-going personality and sense of humor
· Proficiency with Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, PhotoShop, MS Office and PowerPoint required; 
· Familiarity with HTML, video creation/editing, and digital photography desired

About ArtsWave
ArtsWave is the Greater Cincinnati region's local arts agency and the nation's largest community campaign for the arts. With the help of tens of thousands of donors, ArtsWave supports more than 100 arts and community organizations that make our region an amazing place to live. 

We believe that the arts— music, dance, theatre, museums, festivals, and more —create a vibrant regional economy and a more connected community.
To create community through the arts, we:
· Amplify the impact of the arts 
· Provide funding, resources, and services to local arts organizations 
· Promote our arts and cultural assets as a defining characteristic of our region
· Connect arts organizations and nonprofits to each other and to the broader community

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

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter, resume and short writing sample to ExecutiveOffice@theartswave.org.   No calls please.

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company

Volunteer Bartenders

Posted:
May 27, 2015
Cincinnati Shakespeare Company is looking for volunteer bartenders for their mainstage performances.  Your responsibilities will include serving concessions and alcohol as well as making coffee and seeing that the lobby is ready for patrons.  Though this is a volunteer position you are able to keep your tips at the end of the performance. In addition to your bartending shifts, you will need to be available for a training session before your first shift. You can take as many or as few shifts as you like per performance. Approximate 4 hour time commitment. Friendly demeanor a must! If you are interested please contact Cal Harris at the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company box office, (513) 381-2273 Ext.1 or email at cal.harris@cincyshakes.com.  Must be 18 to apply.

Middletown Arts Center

Youth Art Instructors

Posted:
May 21, 2015
The Middletown Arts Center seeks 2 youth art instructors, classes will be taught as a team, for an offsite summer art camp. 

June 9,16,23,30,July, 4, 21, 28, Aug. 3
1:15-2:15... Group #1 (10-15 kids) 
2:15-3:15...Group #2 (10-15 kids)

Ages will be fourth grade through sixth grade.

Each child participating will complete an acrylic painting over the eight weeks.
Interested persons please send a resume to Leslie Pinto atpinto@middletownartscenter.com

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

Community Engagement & Diversity Manager

Posted:
May 20, 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 Community Engagement & Diversity Manager serves as a member of the CE&L team, in support of the CSO’s mission to seek and share inspiration.  The Manager develops and implements community engagement and diversity goals which are in strategic alignment with overall CSO goals and administrative accountability.  With a focus on programs provided to communities and diverse audiences, the work of the position is managerial in nature and relies upon the incumbent’s ability to establish and nurture beneficial partnerships within the community at large as well as the ability to collaborate with other CSO departments and leverage internal resources.

The CE&L Department currently serves over 80,000 people annually through a diverse array of programs such as In Your Neighborhood and Project ROAM (Reaching Out to Amateur Musicians), 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 Director of Community Engagement & Learning, and acts as a direct liaison with members of the Board’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee and the Multicultural Awareness Council.


Job Duties and Responsibilities:
· Develop and manage the CSOs community engagement/diversity programs and activities in order to fulfill the Orchestra’s vision of engaging audiences and community better than any other orchestra in the world.
o Implement initiatives to strengthen CSO presence in local neighborhoods, regional communities and Over-the-Rhine including but not limited to libraries, community arts centers, civic centers, places of worship, etc. by, in part, managing the Orchestra’s service exchange program and maximizing opportunities for musician involvement.
o Recruit singers for annual Classical Roots concert and serve as a community liaison and chorus administrator working in partnership with key music leaders, frequently attending weekly rehearsals.
o Establish appropriate objectives and measures to evaluate success.
· Manage CSYO Nouveau Chamber Players; recruit and guide students/families through audition process; plan and implement recitals and community appearances; manage budget and work with Philanthropy Department to secure funding.
· In consultation with the appropriate Marketing and Communications staff, oversee the marketing and ticketing for all community engagement and diversity programs, including e-mail/e-blasts, brochures, newsletters, flyers, advertisements and other media communications as necessary.
· Act as a primary spokesperson for the CSO in community engagement and diversity matters.
· Assist the Director of CE&L and Vice President & General Manager in establishing annual community engagement and diversity goals for appropriate Board Committees; provide reports and public communications as requested.
· Identify community engagement trends that may present new opportunities for the CSO; recommend a course of action that takes this information into account.
· Collaborate with the Director of CE&L in developing funding proposals for ongoing and new community engagement and diversity initiatives.
· Regularly attend concerts or events of local community groups; act as a liaison between the CSO and diverse community organizations; perform concert duty for select CSO and Pops concerts involving community engagement initiatives and/or performers.

 Job Requirements, Skills, Background:
· Bachelor’s degree in music performance, education or arts management required, with at least five years of progressive experience in non-profit arts or governmental agencies.
· Knowledge of symphonic music, humanities and education.
· Skills in research, public speaking, written and verbal communication and administrative management – including basic business acumen and demonstration of fiscal responsibility.
· Demonstrated ability to build audience engagement and develop lasting partnerships with community institutions and programs.
· Incumbent must be able to work evenings and weekends as required for community engagement and diversity programs and must have access to transportation for same.
· Willingness to assume other responsibilities as assigned

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

Please send cover letter and resume to:

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

Or via email at:  HR@cincinnatisymphony.org 
(Please put “Community Engagement & Diversity Manager” in the subject line)

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

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park

Co-House Manager

Posted:
May 20, 2015
Position: Co-House Manager
Department: Front of House
Reports to: General Manager
Status: Full Season, Part-time

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park is seeking a part-time Co-House Manager.  The position is responsible for working with our current Co-House Manager in overseeing front of house operations for the Marx Theatre and Shelterhouse Theatre as well as other potential public events at the Playhouse; for recruiting, training and coordinating Assistant House Managers, House Assistants and Parking Attendants; training, scheduling and supervising the volunteer ushers; overseeing ticket taking, count, and traffic flow; coordinating with other Playhouse departments on pre- and post-performance activities for Playhouse audiences; and other duties as assigned.  This is a seasonal position with evening and weekend hours starting in late August, 2015.  

The ideal candidate should have previous experience working Front of House; excellent communication, problem-solving and organizational skills; an outgoing and friendly personality; the ability to work well under pressure; and the ability to work well with a large volunteer constituency and with Playhouse patrons.  First Aid and CPR training is required and will be provided by the Playhouse.  

Please send a cover letter, current resume and references tosuann.pollock@cincyplay.com or mail to Suann Pollock, General Manager, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, 962 Mt. Adams Circle, Cincinnati, OH 45202 by June 15, 2015.

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park is an equal opportunity employer and encourages inquiries regarding positions from a broad spectrum of candidates reflecting the diversity of the community we serve.
NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

ArtWorks

Foundations Officer

Posted:
May 19, 2015
Job Title: Foundations Officer

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

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

Reports to
: Director of Development

Start date
: June 15, 2015
Author and manage local, regional, statewide and national grants with private foundations and governmental organizations for ArtWorks. Build and strengthen relationships with program officers of funding bodies. Oversee the implementation of grant awards and ensures post-award compliance.

Responsibilities
:
 Research, write and submit all grant applications on behalf of ArtWorks
 Seek new grant opportunities and expand funding from existing grant supporters
 Maintain and update tracking system and annual calendar for all grant requests.
 Prepare renewal grants as applicable with local, state and federal government agencies
 Edit draft applications for accuracy and completeness in accordance to grant requirements
 Research new grant opportunities to support all of ArtWorks programming efforts Public Art, ArtRx, Creative Enterprise, as well as Arts & Culture, Wellness, Urban Revitalization and Youth Employment.
 Performs various general grant administration functions such as, budget amendments, plan change,program evaluation, etc.
 Knowledge of grant application process and procedures, including applicable laws
 Critical and creative thinking to develop multi-year grant strategies for foundation prospects
 Ability to coordinate grant process across ArtWorks departments including Finance, Development,
Communications and Programming
 Ensures accurate and timely preparation of grant reports
 Work collaboratively with Development leadership to implement funding strategies
 Prepare quarterly and annual reports as required by grant agencies
 Creates and maintains appropriate spreadsheets and documentation to support grant reporting
 Works with ArtWorks Programming team to gather data for reports and ensure that proper
measurements are being recorded and maintained
 Proactively stewards foundation and agency relationships
 Communicates relevant grant information with Programming team and all other appropriate
internal users
 Prepare written and statistical reports for various audiences.
 Perform any other duties, as necessary.
The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications, characteristics and abilities:
 Must be able to demonstrate proactive, deadline-driven leadership with ability to take initiative,
balance priorities and meet deadlines.
 Ability to exercise sound judgment and work independently
 Highly organized, solution-oriented, results-driven and a positive attitude.
 A proven success rate of 50% grants awarded or greater, over at least one fiscal year.
 Proficient and comfortable with meeting a grants goal of between $750,000 and $1,250,000
 At least 3 years of successful grants writing experience for nonprofit organizations
 Capable of creatively positioning grant opportunities to new prospects
 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.
 Excellent organizational, problem-solving and decision making skills
 Demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively with teams and committees.
 Experience and ease meeting and socializing with people from diverse backgrounds.
 Manage sensitive and confidential information with integrity.
 Excellent personal and professional references.
 Available for special events, with occasional weekend/evening work
The successful candidate will::
 Adhere to the utmost ethical standards, intuitive, considerate and kind.
 Have a passion for the arts, education, creative enterprise and promoting healing through art.
 Be an excellent representative of ArtWorks
 Be a team-player, hard-working and an independent achiever with a "can do" attitude, must be comfortable in a fast-paced environment with frequent deadlines.
 Be flexible, optimistic, able to receive constructive feedback, and possess a good sense of humor
 Work collaboratively with and in support of all ArtWorks team-members.
Credentials and Experience:
 Bachelor's Degree in Technical Writing, Marketing, Arts or Business Administration
 Minimum of three (3) years of successful grants writing experience
 Experience working with a non-profit organization or related field

About ArtWorks
: Founded in 1996, ArtWorks trains and employs local youth and talent to create art and community impact. ArtWork's vision is to be the creative and economic eingine which unites citizens to transform our region through public art, such as their award-winning mural program, art therapy, and creative enterprise initiatives. To date, ArtWorks has hired over 2,700 area youth and 700 professional artists, and has trained over 240 creative entrepreneurs. ArtWorks is grateful for the support of many individuals and organizations, including the City of Cincinnati, the Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation, the generosity of community contributions to the ArtsWave Campaign, and the Ohio Arts Council. To learn more or to support ArtWorks, visit ArtWorksCincinnati.org.

To apply: Interested candidates should send resume, cover letter and two writing / grant samples via email to Sara Lawellin at Sara@ArtWorksCincinnati.org by June 1, 2015.

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