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Cincinnati Public Radio

Assistant Producer for Cincinnati Edition

Posted:
Aug 31, 2015
Position: Assistant Producer for Cincinnati Edition
Report To: News Director, Cincinnati Edition Producer
Status: Part-time/Exempt, 20 hours per week

Please submit resume by email to jobs@cinradio.org 
No phone calls, please. Position open until filled. 

Position Description
Helps produce WVXU’s live daily news and discussion program, Cincinnati Edition. In collaboration with the producer and show host, researches and finds news, issues and topics that affect Greater Cincinnati, books guests and coordinates schedules, writes promotional material for air, website and social media, edits written and recorded material as needed. Collaborates with others on the WVXU news and production team. Serves as back-up program call screener during live program as needed. 

Primary Responsibilities
* Finds and schedules topics and guests.
* Updates show website and social media. 
* Prepares background research for host.
* Screens calls during show (back-up, as needed)
* Writes promotional content for air, website and social media. 
* Works with host and producer to continually improve show quality.  

Qualifications:
* Bachelor’s degree with Journalism or Broadcasting background or equivalent.
* Two to five years experience as news reporter/producer.
* Excellent research skills and a sense for news.
* Must be curious and have an intense interest in the issues, events and people that have an impact on our region.
* Good writing, editing, and interviewing skills.
* Able to pay attention to detail and meet deadlines.
* Familiarity and appreciation for public radio news style.
* Demonstrated knowledge of broadcast production, editing and recording equipment.
* Strong self-starter, able to take initiative.
* Ability to work with a diverse and creative team.

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

Cincinnati Public Radio

Membership Assistant

Posted:
Aug 31, 2015
Position: Membership Assistant
Report To: Membership Services Coordinator
Status: Full/Non-Exempt

Please submit resume by September 18th to search@cinradio.org
No phone calls, please. 

Position Description
Responsible for the all development data entry; one of the primary member service contacts (calls and emails); and general support for fellow staff of the Development Department. This position requires detailed computer work and regular personal contact with members.

Primary Responsibilities
* Ensuring all data entry is completed in an accurate, consistent and timely manner.  Entering lockbox, mail deposits and pledge/payment information through the database efficiently and consistently.
* Providing excellent customer service for Membership Department. Fulfilling requests, updating records, charging or crediting as needed. Missing premiums and acknowledgements are sent within 48 hours.
* Keeping development staff apprised of major gifts, special foundation or bequest gifts or requests.
* Identifying and troubleshooting data entry problems/trends and sharing information with colleagues.
* Assisting with training volunteers and staff in the pledge room during fund drives.
* Participating in mailings, premium delivery, and fundraising events as needed.


Qualifications
* Two years of significant experience in data entry.
* Raiser’s Edge and Luminate Online experience/proficiency strongly preferred.
* Must be proficient in Word/Excel.
* Ability to manage several projects simultaneously.
* Proven communication and customer service skills.
* Demonstrable organizational skills.


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

ArtWorks

ArtWorks CO.STARTERS Facilitator

Posted:
Aug 27, 2015
Job Title: ArtWorks CO.STARTERS Facilitator
Location: ArtWorks Administrative Office, 20 E. Central Pkwy, Cincinnati, OH 
Hours: Seasonal, up to 66 hours  
Rate of Pay: $20/hour, plus $100 stipend for required CO.STARTERS Training 
Reports to: Creative Enterprise Manager
Start date: Required CO.STARTERS Training Sept. 18-19

Purpose: The CO.STARTERS Facilitator's role is to guide participants through ArtWorks’ nine-weekprogram by asking the right questions, drawing on the knowledge the room, and using available resources and connections in the community to point participants in the right direction. 

Responsibilities:  
· Facilitate 9 classes, 3 hours each, for 9 weeks, including Celebration Night on the ninth week of class for 2-3 hours;
· Observe at least one CO.STARTERS class prior to your session for a minimum of 1 hour;
· Spend 1 hour per week reviewing and preparing for class using the CO.STARTERS curriculum;
· Work with the Creative  Enterprise  Manager to touch base with guest professionals prior to the  class they will be speaking at to ensure suggested talking points are covered; 
· Work with the Creative  Enterprise  Manager to identify resources for entrepreneurs outside of the class;
· Provide individual coaching to students on an as needed basis, up to 2 hours per student;
· Create a classroom environment that encourages open dialogue and exciting conversations; 

The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications and/or characteristics:
· Experience starting a business or non-profit
· Passion for entrepreneurship and helping other entrepreneurs succeed
· Love for creative and lifestyle entrepreneurship 
· Knowledge of key principles for developing a sustainable and successful business
· Dynamic and engaging leadership style 
· Experience working in collaborative group settings
· Superior verbal and written communication skills

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 260 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 apply online;http://www.artworkscincinnati.org/get-involved/job-opportunities/
If candidates are a good fit, they will be invited to attend the required1 ½ day ArtWorks CO.STARTERS Training on September 18-19. Applications due September 4. 

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

ArtWorks

Talent Coordinator

Posted:
Aug 27, 2015
Position:  Talent Coordinator
Dates of Employment:  September 30, 2015
Hours:  30 hours, salaried 
Rate of pay:  $20,000
Work Schedule: May-August 8:30-2:30, Monday-Friday; September-April, Flexible
Reports to:  Talent Manager 
Location:  ArtWorks Administrative Office, 20 E. Central Pkwy, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Overview
The Talent Coordinator will serve as a hands-on member of the talent team, reporting to the Talent Manager, working closely with them to support the recruitment and hiring needs of Apprentices for the three pillars of the organization, Public Art, ArtRx and Creative Enterprise 

Key responsibilities of the Talent Coordinator include:  
· Oversee recruitment strategies for Apprentice cultivation and hiring
· Assisting with data entry for Talent Databases;
· Assisting with Apprentice orientation, on-boarding and all talent paperwork;
· Helping to order, organize, distribute and collect supplies for recruitment, orientation and marketing
· Collecting and organizing all Apprentice paperwork, including work permits, tax forms, payroll and  evaluations;
· Responsible for communicating and upholding ArtWorks policies in accordance to the handbook as it relates to Apprentice attendance, employment status and disciplinary issues;
· Assist in overall management of Apprentice hiring projects including keeping track of attendance, managing special events and program requirements;
· Assisting Talent Manager in building and maintaining Apprentice and Artist database (FileMaker Pro);
· Develop a system for digitizing former Talent folders for new database; 
· Assisting with events as needed;
· Communicating with the Talent Manager and additional office staff on a regular basis;
· Work with the Communications Department to promote our talented Apprentices and Alumni; 
· Help maintain Alumni database and develop programming for the network;
· Assist in developing artist presentations for internal and external use;
· Other duties as assigned

The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications and/or characteristics:
· Able to work collaboratively with and in support of programming staff and other ArtWorks team-members;
· Adhere to the utmost ethical standards, intuitive, considerate and kind; 
· An excellent representative of ArtWorks;
· Adaptable and versatile; Able to think on ones toes and provide solutions
· A hard-working, team-player with a “can do” attitude; must be comfortable in a fast-paced environment with frequent deadlines;
· Inquisitive and imaginative;
· Savvy and familiar with social media strategies 
· Patient, resilient and proactive;
· Flexible, optimistic, constructive, with a good sense of humor.

Credentials and Experience:
· Bachelor’s degree preferred;
· One to two years professional experience in administrative role or commensurate experience;
· Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Access, PowerPoint, and Excel);
· Knowledge of FileMaker Pro or other organizational databases 
· Extremely detail oriented and fluent typing skills;
· High level of organizational skills and ability to multi task;
· Superior written and oral communication skills;
· Ability to independently set priorities;
· Ability to work well with diverse populations;
· Experience working with teenagers preferred;
· Passion for the arts and education; 

About ArtWorks: Founded in 1996, ArtWorks is an award-winning non-profit organization that empowers and inspires the creative community to transform our everyday environments through employment, apprenticeships, education, community partnerships, and civic engagement. ArtWorks’ Public Art Initiative creates innovate works that enrich Greater Cincinnati while providing job opportunities to youth and professional artists. ArtWorks’ ArtRx, transforms the lives of patients and their families through the healing power of art. Through Creative Enterprise, Co.Starters provides training and business courses to creative entrepreneurs. ArtWorks has provided job opportunities for more than 2,500 youth artists and 500 professional artists, and has graduated 100 creative entrepreneurs and artisans from Co.Starters. ArtWorks is generously funded by many community supporters including the City of Cincinnati, the Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr./US Bank Foundation, ArtsWave, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Ohio Arts Council.

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

To apply: Interested candidates should send resume and a cover letter by Sunday, September 13th, 2015 via e-mail to coconnor@artworkscincinnati.org 

Contemporary Arts Center

Docents Needed

Posted:
Aug 27, 2015
Would you like to engage the public in a dialogue about contemporary art? Lead discussions on trends and movements in art? Become a CAC docent! Docent volunteers provide educational, enriching and entertaining experiences for a diverse audience, connecting people of all ages with the art, ideas and issues of our time.
Docents must be 21 years or older and must commit 2 years to the program.
Apply by September 10:   

http://contemporaryartscenter.org/support-us/become-a-docent

Educational Theater Association

Marketing and Public Relations Intern

Posted:
Aug 25, 2015
The Educational Theatre Association (EdTA) is a professional organization for theatre education with over 100,000 members nationwide. EdTA’s mission is shaping lives through theatre education by: Honoring student achievement in theatre and enriching their theatre education experience; Supporting teachers by providing professional development, networking opportunities, resources, and recognition; and Influencing public opinion that theatre education is essential and builds life skills. EdTA operates the International Thespian Society (ITS), an honorary organization that has inducted over 2 million theatre students since its founding in 1929.

JOB TITLE: Marketing and Publications Intern

POSITION: EdTA seeks a Marketing and Publications Intern to assist both departments with clerical and research tasks. This is a part-time position with plans for 20-30 hours a week.

SKILLS DESIRED: Essential skills include excellent written and verbal communication, strong independent and team work ethic, fast and accurate data entry/ computer skills, and a warm and upbeat professional demeanor.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Marketing
· Assist with Public Relations efforts
· Perform research for strategic initiatives
· Monitor/research social media for items of interest
· Execute social media postings on Facebook and Twitter
· Help design and execute social media calendar
· Help execute projects such as mailings, assembling promotional materials, update project log
· Administrative project management tasks—meetings, requests for quotes, etc.
Publications
· Assist in the creation of magazine and online content
· Assist in fact-checking, transcription, and other day-to-day tasks
· Proofreading and proof wrangling
· Identify potential arts education partner organizations and populate database with relevant contact information

SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:
· Strong organizational, multi-tasking, and time management skills
· Very strong verbal and written communication skills
· Motivated, self-starter
· Social media experience
· Positive, team-oriented attitude
· Graphic design, video editing, and basic HTML skills are highly desirable, but not required
· Familiarity with InDesign/Photoshop is a plus
· Knowledge of and experience in theatre is a plus

POSITION REPORTS TO: Marketing Manager and Associate Editor

EDUCATION REQUIRED: High school diploma required; College degree preferred

STATUS: Nonexempt; intern part-time

STARTING WAGE: $10.00 per hour

APPLICATIONS:
Please submit cover letter and résumé by email to:  HRManager@schooltheatre.org
No phone calls, please.

CLOSING DATE:
September 4, 2015, 5pm.
The statements above reflect the general details considered necessary to describe the major responsibilities of the identified position and are not to be construed as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be inherent in the job.

MamLuft & Co. Dance

Urgent: Tap Teacher (Contract)

Posted:
Aug 25, 2015
Deadline to apply: September 1, 2015, preferably, as classes begin September 8, 2015.

MamLuft&Co. Dance is a non-profit dance organization with a passion for bringing more Modern Dance to more people. Through its education, outreach, and performance programming, the 9-year-old grassroots organization exposes both children and adults to dance experiences.

MamLuft&Co. Dance currently seeks a contract tap teacher for ages 3 through 12 for two of its afterschool programs.

The instructor's responsibilities will include:
· Teaching 30-45 minute tap classes in school or community center settings.
· Preparing recital pieces, including coordinating music and costumes with the organization.
· Contributing to other recital preparations and recital day-of.
· Communicating with parents both before, after, and outside of class meetings, as needed.
· Communicating with the organization, sometimes at the last minute, and collecting forms or payment on behalf of the organization as needed.

Candidates should have the following qualifications:
· Experience in teaching dance classes.
· Ideally, experience in after-school programs (non-studio settings where children are unaccustomed to dance classes).
· Experience in working with children, in general.
· Excellent communication skills, both verbally and electronically.
· Excellent skills in working with parents.
· Ability to communicate and work "off-site" or independently.
· Must pass background check.
· Excellent time management skills, patience, confidence, problem-solving skills, and a positive attitude, as well as the desire to be inspired and to inspire others.

Hours and Compensation:
· There are up to 8 classes being offered, but class load will depend on registration. 
· Schedule is currently flexible, but needs to be set soon and occur in the afternoons after school.
· Teacher will be paid based on number of classes taught. Each 30-45 minute class pays $25.

To apply, please email jeanne@mamluftcodance.org with your teaching and dance resume and indicate your availability to meet for an interview as soon as possible.
 

Cincinnati Parks Foundation

Accountant

Posted:
Aug 24, 2015
The statements below reflect the general details considered necessary to describe the major responsibilities of the identified position and are not to be construed as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be inherent in the job. An asterisk (*) indicates that this is an essential function of the job as outlined in the American with Disabilities Act.

Responsibilities:
The Accountant provides accounting, auditing and administrative support for the Cincinnati Parks Foundation. This position ensures that accounting transactions, audits, financial reporting, and related financial activities meet or exceed generally accepted accounting principles and procedures. 

This position is part-time and will average 25 to 30 hours per week pending increased activity demand. The daily work schedule will be determined with the Executive Director and will consist of 5-6 hours per day, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
 
Core Duties and Responsibilities include
· Prepares, maintains, reconciles and balances a variety of ledgers, accounts, grant reports, and statements of all non-profit accounting. *
· Examines accounting transactions and financial reports to ensure accuracy; corrects financial records and reports as necessary. 
· Prepares status and progress reports as necessary. 
· Maintains accounting systems as required, complying with policies, procedures, and guidelines of various local, State, and Federal agencies. 
· Coordinates payment of invoices; manages contract activities as assigned; maintains and audits petty cash and change funds; oversees proper recording and depositing of daily cash revenues.
· Prepares various financial reports in good form according to accepted financial recording principals; maintains financial records; participants in budget discussion, or related activities. 
· Monitors grant expenditures; assists in preparation of grant applications and interpretation of grant stipulations; compiles related reports. 
· Supports management of assigned maintenance and endowment funds; transfers funds between accounts as appropriate. 
· Support Development staff with pledge, pledge receivables and contribution reconciliation as well as project-specific reporting needs.
· Supports payroll processing as assigned, ensuring payroll checks are accurate and correct funds are transferred to payroll accounts.
· May be asked to prepare forms for investment purchases; conduct research to identify the best investments for the Parks Foundation funds.
· May be asked to provide specialized financial information about investments so the Foundation Trustees, Board of Park Commissioners, and the Executive Director. 
· May accompany auditor on various tax or license audits and assist in review of records. 
· Assist those contacted in the course of duty in an effective, efficient, and professional manner. 

Other Duties as Assigned

Qualifications:
· Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or business-related discipline with a concentration in accounting (minimum 36 hours). Certified Public Accountant licensure preferred. 
· Two or more years in non-profit accounting, including management of grant funding.
· Knowledge of and ability to apply accepted accounting principles and practices as well as auditing standards. 
· Understanding of principles and practices of financial record keeping and reporting; exercise independent judgment to devise solutions to accounting and auditing situations. 
· Comprehends pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations. 
· Experience with The Financial Edge and The Raiser’s Edge database preferred, or other accounting and donor relations management software required.
· Proven effective written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to conceive, develop and write compelling proposals that result in action. 
· Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills. 
· Ability to relate to diverse age and demographic backgrounds. Demonstrates diplomacy, tact and a professional demeanor. 
· Strong organizational, analytical and prioritization skills. 
· Ability to take initiatives, work both independently and collaboratively and think creatively to solve problems. 
· Must be able to work effectively in a fast-paced, demanding environment while using sound judgment in decision-making and in accomplishing tasks that are urgent or of a sensitive nature, all while meeting competing deadlines. 
· Ability to understand and communicate technical, scientific and educational activities as well as develop good working relations with investors, peers and volunteers. 
· Ability to institute change and build a program. 
· Computer literate and working knowledge of software applications (word processing, spreadsheet, design and database).

Working Conditions:
Normal office environment with doing administrative tasks associated with position. Long periods sitting. Use of computer terminal. Occasional standing, bending and stooping. Ability to lift 35 pounds. Part-time hours fulfilled as agreed upon between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday thru Friday. Occasional weekends and evenings as necessary. Local travel by automobile required. 

Additional Information:
Position is part-time, non-exempt. Competitive wages.  

Candidates can apply via Indeed.com
 

Mayerson JCC

Graphic Designer

Posted:
Aug 24, 2015
POSITION SUMMARY:
The Graphic Designer is responsible for creating design solutions that have a high visual impact. This role involve listening to clients (internal & external) and understanding their needs before making design decisions. The Graphic Designer works to develop creative ideas and concepts, choosing the appropriate media and style to meet the client’s objectives. This position demands creative flair, up-to-date knowledge of industry software, and a professional approach to time, costs, and deadlines.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

· Design and produce a broad range of print publications (including brochures, flyers, promotions, event programs, etc.), as well as manage vendor relations and distribution of these materials.
· Design a broad range of advertising (including display ads, digital monitor ads, signs, collateral materials, etc.) and manage the placement of external and internal advertising.
· Design and produce online advertising (including newsletters, emails, digital signage, website and social media graphics, program updates, etc.).
· Ability to take a project from concept through final execution on multiple touch points, including prepress production working with internal and possibly external groups.
· Design and manage internal and external design-driven displays and signage.
· Work with partner agencies and organizations to develop joint advertising and materials.
· Establishing and ensuring high standards of quality control for deliverables are met.
· Scope and plan timelines for projects; meet all associated deadlines.
· Coordinate scheduling of marketing print pieces in relation to department calendars and printer/mailhouse logistics. 

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS

·         College graduate with 2+ years of full-time graphics-related work experience.
·         Must be proficient in Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Bridge; PC platform; video editing skills not required, but preferred.
·         Knowledge of brand management not required, but preferred.
·         Demonstrate strong organizational skills, with the ability to prioritize and consistently meet deadlines.
·         Must demonstrate very strong communication skills, both verbal and written.
·         Must demonstrate excellent creative development and computer software skills.
·         Be a self-starter who is able to work independently and efficiently.
·         Be flexible and able to effectively handle multiple projects at the same time.
·         Be able to effectively work with a broad range of people in different departments.
·         Be a team player and assist other Marketing staff in completing department projects.

This position description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel in the above position.
 
Interested candidates should submit cover letter and resume to hr@jcincy.org

UC-CCM

Assistant Professor of Arts Administration

Posted:
Aug 21, 2015
The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) seeks a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor Faculty appointment within the Arts Administration Department of the Division of Theatre Arts, Production and Arts Administration (TAPAA).

Teaching duties for this position include teaching graduate courses in two or more of the following areas related to the management of not-for-profit Arts organizations: Marketing, Development and Leadership, in addition to Introduction to Arts Administration. The successful faculty member is expected to participate fully in the operation of an active and collaborative arts administration department including responsibilities for planning, academic advising, course development, recruiting, and other duties as needed. Additional responsibilities include appropriate research and/or contributions to discipline, and university service.

The Arts Administration program, in conjunction with the College of Business, is one of only a few programs in the country to offer an MA/MBA. Emphasis is placed on preparing students to make sound business decisions within the context of rapidly changing internal and external operating conditions for orchestras, theatres, opera and dance companies, museums, and other not-for-profit arts organizations. The program is small and highly selective, admitting 10 students annually, which fosters individual attention and a concentration on developing the potential of each student. For detailed information, visit http://artsadminmba.com.

Rank of Assistant Professor, with an effective start date of August 15, 2016. The University currently operates on a semester system.

Position Qualification:
Candidates must hold a M.A., M.F.A., or M.B.A. degree in arts administration or equivalent professional experience and have experience as a teacher of arts administration with an active professional background in the management of not-for-profit arts organizations. Preference will be given to candidates with backgrounds in the senior management of professional not-for-profit theatrical organizations (including theater, opera, dance and performing arts venues, etc.).

Deadline: To insure fullest consideration, applications should be submitted by September 1, 2015, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. 

Applicants should submit their material electronically by accessing the University of Cincinnati’s Recruitment site at http://bit.ly/1Ni7pVq

The application should include cover letter, current Vitae, separate statement addressing indicators of professional work experience, professional experience in teaching, statement of teaching experience and philosophy and indicators of teaching effectiveness, and listing of three contacts for professional reference.

For further information please email Jean Hamilton, Program Director, at jean.hamilton@uc.edu

To apply go to: http://bit.ly/1Ni7pVq

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

UC-CCM

Assistant Public Information Officer

Posted:
Aug 21, 2015
The University of Cincinnati is a premier, public, urban research university; ranked as one of America’s top 26 public research universities by the National Science Foundation. U.S. News has ranked UC in the Top Tier of America’s Best Colleges. The Chronicle of Higher Education calls UC a “research heavyweight”. Forbes, Delta Sky and Travel + Leisure magazines have named UC one of the most beautiful campuses. #HottestCollegeInAmerica
 
UC is one of the largest employers in the Cincinnati region, employing over 15,000 full time and part time faculty, staff and student workers. The College-Conservatory of Music is seeking an Assistant Public Information Officer in the office of Public Relations.
 
Position Description (Essential Functions):
Manage print and digital communication content functions for the CCM Public Information Office. Research, write and edit press releases, public service announcements, feature articles, social media posts, advertisement and brochure copy. Generate and manage multimedia content (articles, photography, graphics, videos, etc.) for website and social media platforms. Serve as co-editor and project manager for college e-newsletter. Edit and proofread writings by other members of the office. Plan, budget and implement promotional campaigns for college performances. Work with Director of Marketing/Communications to explore new promotional opportunities with media outlets, other arts organizations, etc. Assist in the planning and coordination of a variety of public relations and promotional activities as well as acting as a liason with news media.
 
Position Ideal Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in English or communications or equivalent combination of education and experience and 3 years public relations experience, preferably in the performing arts environment. The ideal candidate will possess excellent written/oral communication skills, knowledge of public relations/media relations/social media trends and best practices, strong familiarity with the performing arts, knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, basic knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, ability to work within an Apple Macintosh environment; and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment with strict deadlines. Please provide three writing OR digital media OR other communications samples with application, along with a list of professional references.
 
Position Physical Requirements: Candidates must be able to transport cases of CCM publications and other promotional materials (program booklets, pamphlets, brochures, etc.) as needed, using handcarts when necessary. This position requires candidates to spend prolonged periods of times sitting at a computer workstation.

Position Special Requirements: This position requires occasional work on evenings and weekends.

To apply for this position go to: http://bit.ly/1KydNSs

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

May Festival

May Festival YOUTH CHORUS Auditions

Posted:
Aug 20, 2015
We are very excited to announce auditions for Cincinnati’s May Festival Youth Chorus. This amazing ensemble enjoys the unique opportunities to perform extensively with the Cincinnati Symphony and Pops Orchestra and to present choral performances throughout the region. 

As you might already know, the May Festival Youth Chorus is made up of talented young singers from all over the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky area.  We rehearse each Sunday during the school year at Knox Presbyterian Church from 2:30-5:00.  At 2:00 each Sunday we offer a musicianship class that focuses on sight-reading and general musical skills.

Some of the notable events that we are participating in next season include a performance with the Cincinnati Pops at Music Hall in November 2015 and a concert with the Cincinnati Youth Symphony in February 2016.  In addition to giving our own concerts throughout the year, we will make our annual appearance at the May Festival performing with the Cincinnati Symphony and May Festival Chorus.  We also are giving special opportunities for soloists by offering two master classes, one in musical theater and one in more classical music.

All of this is available to you FREE OF CHARGE.  If you are interested in auditioning for the May Festival Youth Chorus, please contact the chorus manager, Rosanne Wetzel at 513 744-3229 or RWetzel@mayfestival.com
 

Visionaries + Voices

Additional Part Time Studio Coordinator

Posted:
Aug 19, 2015
Description:
Visionaries + Voices is a non-profit organization that provides self-directed, professional studio space for artists with disabilities. The goal of the studio is to create art, build relationships, and develop professionally as an artist. The overall responsibility of the Studio Coordinator will be to support V+V artists in the studio, and promote the continued growth and development of the organization. This position will work closely with the Studio Director, Studio Coordinators, and V+V Artists. The Studio Coordinator will spend the majority of work time with V+V artists working on various projects and duties in the studio.

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

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

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

Visionaries + Voices

Part Time Studio Coordinator + Volunteer Coordinator

Posted:
Aug 19, 2015
Description:
Visionaries + Voices is a non-profit organization that provides self-directed, professional studio space for artists with disabilities. The goal of the studio is to create art, build relationships, and develop professionally as an artist. The overall responsibility of the Studio Coordinator will be to support V+V artists in the studio, and promote the continued growth and development of the organization. This position will work closely with the Studio Director, Studio Coordinators, and V+V Artists. The Studio Coordinator will spend the majority of work time with V+V artists working on various projects and duties in the studio.

Responsibilities:
• Promote a positive and inclusive studio environment
• Encourage V+V artists’ professional growth through workshops, artwork promotion, studio based projects, activities, and artist meetings
• Assist artists daily with all physical, emotional, and artistic needs
• Attend and participate in weekly staff meetings
• Communicate daily studio-art-centered business with artists, staff, families, care providers, DDS team members, and other collaborating agencies, and supporters as directed by the Studio Director
• Put into daily practice activities, methodologies, and goals for each artist as written in his/her individual plan
• Attend yearly V+V artists’ support plan meetings, and oversee the authoring of goals and methodologies when directed by Studio Director
• Work collaboratively with staff and artists to prepare and run exhibitions and special events both in and out of the studio setting
• Keep current on required training and continuing education classes
• Track daily documentation and attendance to meet DDS requirements 
• Maintain and organize studio documents 
• Help train, support, and engage volunteers and service learning students
• Represent V+V professionally in the studio and community settings 
• Organize, maintain, and document artwork electronically
• Maintain, clean, and organize studio and gallery space
• Transport artists to and from studio and community engagement opportunities
• Support artist activities in the community including but not limited to exhibitions, presentations, art fairs/festivals, field trips, and openings
• Assist with other projects and duties as needed
• As the volunteer coordinator, act as the initial point of contact for individual volunteer and small group interest.  
• Share responsibilities working with volunteers collaboratively with the rest of the V+V team. 
• Manage volunteer coordination for in-house art opening events five times a year.

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

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

Fitton Center for Creative Arts

Director of Development

Posted:
Aug 19, 2015
POSITION SUMMARY:
The Director of Development reports directly to the Executive Director and will be responsible for the implementation of a comprehensive development & fundraising program.  The Director of Development will work with the Executive Director to achieve goals related to the annual campaign, special events and grant writing, as well as coordinating donor-related communications and providing assistance & training to all departments of the Fitton Center in attaining annual fundraising objectives.   

The Director of Development will be complimented with an existing full-time Development Specialist as well as administrative support from the Executive Assistant and will also work closely with the Marketing Department. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
· Oversees the creation of fundraising-related marketing and communication materials, such as case statements, funding proposals, annual reports, donor newsletters and annual campaign publications. 
· Develops an organization-wide grant writing program to enhance annual support revenue and fundraising program initiatives.
· Coordinates the involvement of staff and volunteers in special events, annual fundraising efforts and proposal writing.      
· Ensures goal achievement through regular reporting and communicating of fundraising metrics; knowledge of databases and the ability to analyze data in order to develop solicitation strategies and measure outcomes is essential.
· The development and implementation of fundraising strategies resulting in enhanced staff and volunteer performance. 
· Responsible for ensuring compliance with all laws related to donor giving and record keeping.
· Possesses a working knowledge of Microsoft Suite (Outlook, Excel & Word). 


QUALIFICATIONS:
Candidate must possess a Bachelor’s Degree and experience in fund development programs, such as annual appeal/campaign experience and donor cultivation. The successful candidate will possess exceptional written and oral communication skills, as well as the ability to maintain strict confidentiality, professionalism and accountability. The candidate will provide a demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse groups of individuals, including artists and administrators, as well as members of the public and business community. Excellent organizational skills and the ability to work independently and manage multiple priority projects with minimal supervision are required. A high energy level and positive attitude and the ability to establish and maintain healthy relationships with staff, volunteers, members, donors and the public is also needed.

A preferred candidate will be able to instill confidence through dependability, meeting deadlines, promptness and regularity of attendance and possess a keen attention to detail.  The candidate must possess a genuine interest in people, a sincere and kind personality and the emotional intelligence to deal sensitively with all types of individuals and personalities.  His/her character must be of the highest caliber - honest, reliable and discreet. The candidate must be excited about and devoted to the mission of the organization and able to ignite that enthusiasm in others.  Proven success with building and cultivating volunteer committees to accomplish a common goal would be helpful.  



PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES
· A candidate with a strong vision for the future of the development and fundraising in the non-profit sector.
· Someone with integrity and authenticity, with strong leadership skills and personal motivation.
· Discretion both within the organization and with donors, sponsors and the greater public.
· The strong ability to mentor, train and develop members of the Fitton Center staff and volunteers.
· A proven desire to work with and strengthen a collaborative environment.

ABOUT THE FITTON CENTER
The Fitton Center for Creative Arts isn’t just a building – it’s an experience. We are a non-profit arts organization that has been a part of the community for over 20 years. The entire complex is dedicated to the arts in all disciplines and for all ages and abilities of participants. The organization, now in its 22nd year, has a legacy of changing lives and building community through the arts. The Fitton Center houses a 239-seat recently refurbished theatre, and a gorgeous Ballroom with traditional décor and a Vista Room overlooking the Great Miami River. At the Fitton you will be enthralled by extraordinary musicians, actors and dancers at one our live performances or stroll through our 5 remarkable art galleries. Our programs include over 250 classes, workshops, and summer camps annually and over 60 live events. Become a part of the Fitton Center, and redefine the way you experience the arts in Hamilton!


APPLICATIONS
Please send by mail or email:
· A single page cover letter.
· A two-page resume.
· Three professional references.

Ian MacKenzie-Thurley
Executive Director 
c/o Mike Hicks, Executive Assistant
mike@fittoncenter.org
Fitton Center for Creative Arts
101 S. Monument Avenue
Hamilton, OH 45011-2833 USA

CLOSING DATE
5pm, Friday August 28, 2015.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES 
The Fitton Center provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, The Fitton Center complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

The Fitton Center expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of The Fitton Center employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

Payroll Clerk (Part-Time)

Posted:
Aug 17, 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 Payroll Clerk is responsible for providing a variety of payroll and accounting functions to the Finance Department. Under general supervision from the Human Resources Manager, the Payroll Clerk is responsible for processing and submitting payroll, general bookkeeping of payroll expenses, health and welfare benefit administration, and any additional tasks assigned by the Controller or Human Resources Manager. The Payroll Clerk must demonstrate initiative, responsiveness, and be committed to excellence; possess excellent time management and prioritization skills, multitasking ability and an ability to meet strict deadlines; be proactive,  and remain calm under pressure; demonstrate attention to details, take ownership over work and provide complete and accurate information. 

Responsibilities:

Payroll:
· Preparing, inputting, and reviewing payroll information into the payroll software.
· Maintaining complete and accurate payroll records
· Preparing payroll reports and schedules
· Submitting all payroll reports to the proper entities 
· Ensuring compliance with payroll laws and regulations
· Assisting employees  with payroll deductions, direct deposits, and other payroll questions
· Reconcile payroll to the general ledger on a regular basis as needed
· Reconciles payroll deduction and employee benefit amounts and prepares payment submission documentation
· Keeping track of employee time away from work
· Working closely with the Human Resources Manager relative to employment, benefits and payroll processing
· Other duties as assigned

Bookkeeping:

· Enter vendor invoices and process vendor payments for payroll and benefits.
· Participates in the annual audit as needed.
· Maintains corporate documentation, correspondence, insurance, and financial files in an orderly systematic manner.
· Ensures the work area is clean, secure and well maintained.
· Completes special projects and miscellaneous assignments as assigned.
· Assist with preparation of financial reports and tax returns.
· Deposit multiple corporate checks via “On-Site Deposits”.
· Assist with monthly reconciliation of general ledger accounts.
· Assist Controller and Human Resources Manager with other tasks as needed.
· Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

Education:  Minimum 2-year degree and/or relevant work experience.
 
Knowledge:  Proficiency with payroll processing and payroll software programs. Knowledge of related computer applications including excel and word, and familiarity with basic bookkeeping procedures. 

Experience:  Minimum two years of previous related experience required. Experience with QuickBooks and payroll software (Sheakley, Paycor, Paychex or similar payroll software) preferred.

Skills: Exceptional typing skills, attention to detail and accuracy, well organized, cooperative attitude and willingness to learn and assist others, able to use computer applications, ten key, and telephone, 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.

The CSO celebrates diversity!  We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity, Minority, Female, Disabled, Veteran Employer.
Please send cover letter, resume and compensation requirements to:
Human Resources  
Personal and Confidential
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
1241 Elm Street
Cincinnati, OH  45202
Or via email at:  hr@cincinnatisymphony.org
Please include “Payroll Clerk” in the subject line.
No third party applications will be accepted.

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

Human Resources Manager

Posted:
Aug 17, 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: Manages the day-to-day operations of the HR office for the CSO, subsidiary Music & Event Management, Inc., and affiliated organizations such as the May Festival, Vocal Arts Ensemble, World Piano Competition, and in a consultant capacity for the Cincinnati Ballet, including the administration of the HR policies, procedures and programs, and provides assistance and support to Senior Management and staff in the area of Human Resources while complying with government regulations, guidelines and laws.  The Human Resources Manager originates and leads Human Resources practices and objectives that will provide an employee-oriented, high performance culture that emphasizes empowerment, quality, productivity and standards, goal attainment, and the recruitment and ongoing development of a superior workforce. The Human Resources Manager coordinates implementation of services, policies, and programs, reports to the Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, and assists and advises company managers about Human Resources issues.

Human Resources:

· Recommends and develops sound human resource policies and procedures in order to attract, hire and retain the most qualified employees possible.
· Recommends updates to the employee handbook, ensuring that the most current information on policies and procedures is available to all employees on a timely basis.
· Coordinates annual review process for all administrative staff, including scope and content (purpose) of reviews, the review process, along with the development of appropriate forms and instructions for managers.
· Supervises the Payroll Administrator and all payroll processes for CSO, subsidiary and affiliated organizations.
· Establishes staff compensation policies and guidelines, ensuring that salaries being paid are equitable and competitive for the type of work being performed, the local market, and industry standards.
· Provides miscellaneous employee relations assistance and coordinates resolution of employee grievances.
· Maintain all legal documents relative to the benefit plans, including Section 125 and retirement plans. Work with the Personnel and Compensation Committee, and attorneys as needed, on documenting and communicating any changes in these plans, including those mandated by legislation.
· Work with managers to keep accurate, up-to-date job descriptions for all staff and interns (paid and volunteer) that reflect responsibilities and duties that are being performed.
· Develop guidelines for recruiting, interviewing and recommending candidates for vacant positions, assist when needed in checking references and working with managers to extend employment offers.
· Perform difficult staffing duties, including dealing with understaffing, employee termination, and administering disciplinary procedures. Support senior management team and ensure the consistent fair application of employment practices.
· Ensures government compliance on employee issues; develops and implements EEO and safety plans.
· Participate in industry and other salary surveys; ensure compliance filing for all federal and state regulations is timely and up to date.

Employee Benefits:

· Establishes and maintains confidential personnel files.
· Administers employee benefits: monitor continual competitiveness; establishes procedures for program implementation; provides support on interpretations and special cases, coordinate problem resolution.
· Administers the company group health, dental, life, and disability, and instrument insurance plans including approval of monthly premiums and answering questions.  Acts as employee's advocate regarding issues of concern according to HIPAA guidelines.
· Participates in administration of the instrument loan program to provide assistance to musicians in acquiring and upgrading their instruments.
· Administers corporate benefits plans, including current 403(b) Plan.
· Maintain up-to-date knowledge of employee benefit plan packages. Research alternatives to ensure that the benefits remain competitive in the marketplace with benefit packages that are of the most benefit to employees, while working within the CSO’s available resources. Coordinate annual renewals, with the Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, on all employee benefit programs and plans.
· Conducts employee orientation to foster a positive attitude toward organizational objectives, exit interviews and processes employees enrollment in and separation from benefits plans.
· Prepare and maintain detailed schedules of employee salaries and estimated benefit costs.
· Coordinates organization wide employee development and training programs. Conducts training sessions, workshops, conferences, and seminars on various organizational or departmental related areas.
· Coordinates a program for greater employee appreciation activities. Helps develop programs for employee recreation and recognition.
· Organizes, designs and implements programs to promote a healthy environment and workforce wellness.
· Works in conjunction with the Director of Orchestra Personnel to coordinate musician employment and benefits.

Other Duties:

· Supervises Receptionist and Payroll Administrator.  Schedules reception back up coverage.
· Other duties as assigned.

Reporting Relationship

The Human Resources Manager reports to the Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and acts as a liaison with members Board members of the Personnel and Compensation Committee.

Qualifications

This is an extraordinary opportunity for a professional leader with five plus years of human resources experience. Other qualifications include:

· Knowledge of the principles and practices of personnel administration, including such functions as classification, compensation, training, and employee relations. 
· Knowledge of federal and state employment and benefit laws.  
· Strong interpersonal and communication skills.  
· Ability to listen to others with compassion while representing the company’s positions.  
· Capable of discerning and maintaining confidentiality of information and ability to professionally handle problems as they arise.  
· Ability to analyze data and provide recommendations.
· Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and unwavering commitment to CSO’s mission; a proactive, hands-on strategic thinker who will own, in partnership with the CFO, the responsibility for human resources management.
· Ability to maintain a working knowledge of company policies. 
· Ability to plan, develop and conduct training sessions, workshops, conferences, seminars, and programs regarding staff development and training.
· Ability to organize, evaluate, and present information effectively in writing and verbally.
· Self-starter, self-motivator, self-director.  
· Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management; or equivalent first-hand experience in the field of Human Resources.  
· PHR or SPHR preferred.
· Five (5) plus years of human resources experience. 
· Nonprofit experience preferred

Compensation and Benefits: The Human Resources 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, resume and compensation requirements to:

Human Resources  
Personal and Confidential
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
1241 Elm Street
Cincinnati, OH  45202
Or via email at:  hr@cincinnatisymphony.org 
Please put “Human Resources Manager” in the subject line.
No third party applications will be accepted.

Cincinnati Arts Association

Multiple Positions (Full- and Part-Time)

Posted:
Aug 17, 2015
CUSTOMER RELATIONS MANAGER – TICKETING SERVICES

The Cincinnati Arts Association (CAA) is seeking a dedicated individual with exceptional customer service skills to fill this full-time position at our Aronoff Center for the Arts location. This individual will be primarily responsible for overall customer service functions and communication within the Ticketing Services Department. This position will oversee and direct the front-line service team to ensure exceptional customer service.

Responsibilities:
General responsibilities include, but are not limited to; ensure ticketing services front-line staff is properly trained to deliver exceptional and consistent service across all points of customer contact; answer and take prompt action on all customer concerns; implement and manage the Customer Relations Management (CRM) system; create and execute operational and service procedures/standards; hire, train, supervise and evaluate part-time staff; manage customer service phone system and informational messaging; assist with ticketing office event management; and assist with Ticketing Services daily operations.

Qualifications:
The ideal candidate must be skilled in the area of providing exceptional customer service. Must possess the ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment while maintaining a pleasant and patient attitude with customers and staff. Must be a self-starter with the ability to work independently, handle multiple tasks and meet deadlines.  Exceptional written, verbal, interpersonal, and managerial skills; strong organizational skills and attention to detail. Strong technical/computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel, and ticketing software. Ability to maintain a flexible schedule, including daily office hours combined with weekend and evening hours. Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of three years’ hands-on related experience; or equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Experience with CRM a plus.



MEMBER SERVICES COORDINATOR

The Cincinnati Arts Association (CAA) is seeking a dedicated individual with exceptional customer service skills to fill this full-time position at our Aronoff Center for the Arts location. This individual will be primarily responsible for coordinating the Membership program and its related duties, including but not limited to providing personal service and sales to CAA members, corporate sponsors, donors and other CAA clientele; serve as a representative of CAA for both the Development and Ticketing Services departments while acting as a liaison between the two departments.

Responsibilities:
General responsibilities include, but are not limited to; handle all CAA Member ticket sales and requests; assist in the cultivation of existing and new membership programs; prepare sales and membership reports; build and maintain patron records; coordinate regular ticket offerings to members; maintain communication with CAA members; participate in and assist with the coordination of special events; prepare renewal notices and reminders; work with ticketing staff to support membership service and sales; manage Broadway member/group ticket purchases and resale; serve as backup database manager for development. This individual will also assist with the general operation of the Ticketing Services department during high volume shows including telephone and over-the-counter sales. 

Qualifications:
This individual must enjoy working in a team-oriented environment.  Strong oral and written communication skills are vital to this position.  Must be capable of working under pressure in a fast-paced environment while maintaining a pleasant and patient attitude with customers and staff.  Exceptional written, verbal, and interpersonal skills; strong organizational skills and attention to detail. Strong technical/computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel. Ability to work evening and weekend events as needed. Must be a self-starter with the ability to work independently, and make critical decisions. Associates degree and a minimum of three years’ hands-on experience in the field of arts & entertainment ticketing and/or related is essential; or equivalent combination of education, training and experience.


TICKETING SERVICES SHOW MANAGER
 
The Cincinnati Arts Association is seeking a customer-service oriented manager to fill this full-time position in our Ticketing Services Department at our Aronoff Center for the Arts location.  The Show Manager is primarily responsible for managing Ticket Office service and operations and its related duties during show/event mode. 

Responsibilities:
General responsibilities include, but are not limited to; work with CAA staff, residents and clients to support cohesive event operations during shows/events; prepare advance information and reporting for shows/events; assume primary responsibility for ticketing operations and service including supervision of all part-time staff during show/event mode; support staff in their service of customers and use of the ticketing systems; ensure exceptional and consistent customer service; identify and act independently to resolve customer service and ticketing issues as they arrive;  assume daily ticketing responsibilities while participating as a member of the Ticketing Services management team.
                                                
Qualifications:
The ideal candidate must demonstrate exceptional service and supervisory skills. Must possess the ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment while maintaining a pleasant and patient attitude with customers and staff. Must be a self-starter with the ability to work independently, handle multiple tasks and make critical decisions. Exceptional written, verbal, and interpersonal skills; strong organizational skills and attention to detail; possess the technical aptitude and the capacity to fluently operate the ticketing systems (Paciolan and Archtics) utilized by CAA. Proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel. Ability to maintain a flexible schedule, with a concentration on evenings and weekends as it relates to events. Associate’s degree and a minimum of two years’ hands-on related experience; or equivalent combination of education, training and experience. 


EVENT SECURITY PART-TIME

The Cincinnati Arts Association is seeking conscientious individuals to fill these part-time, event security positions at our Music Hall location.  

Responsibilities
General responsibilities include, but are not limited to; ensuring a safe and secure environment for clients, staff, patrons and events while continually monitoring the premises; providing interior/exterior security patrols; night lockup of facility. 

Qualifications
Must possess the ability to react quickly and effectively in sensitive situations. Ability to work with changes according to the immediate needs of the department and events. Exceptional verbal communication and people skills are vital to this position. Ability to work well with a diverse population is critical. Ability to walk and stand on a regular basis. Individual must have experience with security equipment and standard practices & procedures; experience in a security, customer-service oriented environment preferred.  Must be available to work a flexible schedule including various shifts, evenings, weekends and holidays as needed. Background checks conducted. 


MANAGER-ON-DUTY PART-TIME

The Cincinnati Arts Association is seeking conscientious individuals to fill these part-time positions at our Music Hall location. 

Responsibilities
General responsibilities include, but are not limited to; overseeing all front-of-house functions for events and performances while ensuring safety of patrons and providing exceptional customer service. Duties include, but are not limited to, supervising all other front-of-house staff, completing house reports after events, assisting in backstage duties as directed, monitoring lobby activity, understanding and implementing emergency procedures. 

Qualifications
The ideal candidate must be able to exercise sound judgment and make decisions under pressure.  Must possess excellent customer service skills and the ability to work well with a diverse population. Training and supervisory experience required.  Familiarity with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA); CPR/First Aid experience a plus. Must be available for a varied and flexible schedule; mostly nights and weekends and holidays as needed. Background checks conducted.


TICKETING SERVICE REPRESENTATIVES, SEASONAL, PART-TIME

The Cincinnati Arts Association is seeking customer-service oriented individuals to fill these seasonal, part-time positions at our Aronoff Center for the Arts – Ticketing Office.  The Ticketing Services Representative (TSR) is a key position in providing a high level of customer service, both in-person and over the phone, and by clearly and concisely conveying information about CAA and its venues and events to customers.

Responsibilities:
General responsibilities include, but are not limited to; processing ticket purchases and exchanges both in-person and over the phone with efficiency and accuracy; reprinting ticket orders, processing will-call orders, and balancing receipts and cash drawers at the end of a shift; staying current on event information for all CAA events; conveying information to assist and direct patrons accordingly for all events. Demonstrating familiarity with seating charts of all venues, the various pricing configurations of specific events, and the Ticketing Services Department’s policies (ADA guidelines, subscriber benefits, exchange policy, accepted payments, etc.) and the ability to explain them to patrons in a clear and concise manner; assisting in keeping the ticket office clean and organized.

Qualifications:
The TSR should be a team player with a technical aptitude and the capacity to learn the ticketing systems (Paciolan and Archtics) utilized by CAA; must have the ability to work independently and make critical decisions. Strong oral and written communication skills and exceptional customer service skills are vital to this position. Must be capable of working under pressure in a fast-paced environment while maintaining a pleasant and patient attitude with customers and staff. High school diploma or equivalent required. Related work experience that involves customer service and cash handling, a plus. The season begins in September and runs through May. The typical schedule of this position is:  Flexible, hours include evening, weekend, holiday, and occasional day shifts; with the flexibility to work during high-demand times; including nights, weekends, and holidays. 


To Apply:
Interested candidates may complete an application at/or send resume by 8/31/15 to:
Cincinnati Arts Association
Attn: Human Resources
650 Walnut Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
or email: HR@cincinnatiarts.org

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

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company

Bartender (Part-Time)

Posted:
Aug 17, 2015
Cincinnati Shakespeare Company is seeking a part-time bartender. This is a great opportunity to earn extra income for anyone whether you are a student, young professional, retired or anywhere in-between. The part-time bartender will be a public face for Cincinnati Shakespeare Company and have direct contact with our patrons on a nightly basis. He or she will execute strategies connected to bar performance. Reporting to the Head of Corporate Development and Special Events, the bartender will be responsible for accounting of inventory and cash drawer, building of drinks/cocktails, and maintaining world-class customer service. The responsibilities of the part-time Bartender include, but are not limited to those listed below and other duties as assigned. 

RESPONSIBILITIES

HOSPITALITY/BAR EXECUTION Properly account for bar drawer's starting and ending balance. Take inventory before and after each shift of all alcohol and custom cocktail ingredients. Restock bar and candies when necessary; this includes communicating to the Head of Corporate Development and Special Events or Box Office manager when supplies are low. Mix and pour drinks, and know the correct proportions of basic mixed drinks and custom cocktails. Keep lines to a minimum. Stay in compliance with standard operating procedures. Maintain bar in accordance with the rules of the State of Ohio Division of Liquor Control. 

TRAINING/GROWTH Attend all training sessions usually held the Tuesday evening immediately preceding the opening of a main stage production to learn custom cocktail recipe, new bar regulations/practices, and incremental skill sets to increase bar efficiencies (roughly one per month). If you are to miss a training session it is your responsibility to notify the Head of Corporate Development and Special Events in sufficient time, and you must execute the information covered in your missed session. 

AVAILABILITY/RESPONSIBILITY Standard shift assignments will be Thursday/Saturday evenings, or Friday evenings/Sunday afternoons every weekend in a 4-5 week run of a production. Bartenders should expect to have shifts assigned for a full production and then off for a full production. If there are additional performances added to your assigned production, it is your responsibility to be there as assigned. Each shift requires the bartender to arrive with enough time to ensure the bar is ready to open for patrons and must stay until the last patron has left the building or when the Box Office Manager has released you. 

VIP/OPENING NIGHTS Assist with special event set up and breakdown. This may include moving tables, folding linens, washing dishes, storing food, and other operations. Bartenders will assist. 

SKILLS & CHARACTERISTICS
Bartender should have: good interpersonal skills, basic knowledge of CSC, a strong grasp of basic math, customer service, ability to take direction and multi-task, to work under strict timelines, to lift up to 25 lbs., to stand for hours at a time, and to self-manage. Must be 21 years of age or older. 

PAYMENT: The part-time bartender is an hourly service position that receives the Ohio state minimum wage of $4.05/hour. As this is a service position, the bartender will keep the earned TIPS for their respective shifts. The worked hours will be accounted for on a time sheet and submitted weekly. The wages for hours worked will be paid every other week in accordance with current staff payments facilitated by the Managing Director; appropriate taxes and withholdings will be subtracted from gross pay. 

TO APPLY: Send a resume and brief cover letter to matt.gellin@cincyshakes.com describing your interest in the position and related experience, if any. Applications are reviewed immediately upon submission. Please use the following subject line for e-mail: CSC Bartending.

If you desire more than the standard number of shifts, please indicate that in your cover letter as well. We are looking for the bartenders to begin with the first training on Tuesday September 8, 2015 before the opening of CYRANO DE BERGERAC. 

UC-CCM

Assistant Director of Constituent Development

Posted:
Aug 17, 2015
The University of Cincinnati serves the people of Ohio, the nation, and the world as a premier public research university dedicated to undergraduate, graduate, and professional education, experience-based learning, and research.  The University of Cincinnati Foundation (UCF) is the private sector fund-raising entity for the University of Cincinnati and its campuses, colleges, departments and units.  Employment at UCF provides a perfect match for those individuals who strive to be difference makers and are willing to go above and beyond to play a vital role in enhancing the quality of life for our community and beyond.     

We are currently seeking an Assistant Director of Constituent Development to join our dynamic team at the College-Conservatory of Music.  The Assistant Director of Constituent Development raises funds for the College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) and is responsible for planning, implementing and managing the constituent engagement programs including responsibility for the direction of Friends of CCM, alumni, constituent and donor relations, annual and leadership giving, special events and development communications associated with CCM’s public information office.  

Ideal candidates will have:
· Bachelor’s degree with 1-3 years of experience.  
· Experience in higher education environment and knowledge and experience in the arts preferred.  Background may include development, sales, or planning, implementing and managing alumni/constituent affairs, special events and/or volunteer management.
· Strong interpersonal and communication skills; willingness and ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing to develop a rapport with a diverse group of individuals and to foster strong, productive relationships.
· High degree of initiative, strong organization skills with the ability to multi-task and meet deadlines. 
· Experience using Microsoft Office product, particularly knowledge of Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
· Ability to travel locally and to attend evening and weekend activities as needed.  Valid driver’s license required for travel.
· A commitment to and passion for the role of development in advancing the mission of the University of Cincinnati.

Exceptional candidates should view full position description and apply online at:

https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=14185341

Employer is EOE/M/F/D/V.

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park

Ticketing Services Assistant (Part-Time Seasonal)

Posted:
Aug 17, 2015
Job Description:
The Ticket Services Assistant supports single ticket and subscription sales management functions in the Box Office and assists with high-end tasks in the Tessitura ticketing system. The position reports to Ticket Services Manager and Ticket System Administrator.  Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:  Assists in direct supervision of the day-to-day activities in the Box Office; provides superior customer service to patrons; serves as “on-duty” supervisor, including some nights and weekends; processes and seats single ticket sales, subscription orders and education class/camp registrations; assists with daily/weekly reconciliation of sales; interacts  with Telemarketing manager on subscription sales as required; and assists management with maintenance of the Tessitura Ticketing System. 

Qualifications:
The ideal candidate must be a self-starter who is highly-organized and detail oriented.  Experience in customer service, ticketing or arts administration preferred.  Candidate must have proficiency in Microsoft EXCEL.  Knowledge of Tessitura and management experience a plus. This is a seasonal hourly position; September through May

Applicants please submit resume, cover letter, and three references via e-mail:don.wong@cincyplay.com; fax: 513-345-2250 or send to: Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, P.O. Box 6537, Cincinnati, Ohio 45206. Attention: Don Wong by August 28, 2015.


Don Wong, Ticketing Services Manager, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, PO Box 6537, Cincinnati, OH 45206 or e-mail: don.wong@cincyplay.com.  No phone calls.

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

Contemporary Arts Center

Call for Artists

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

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

University of Cincinnati: College Conservatory of Music

Instructor of Rhythm Tap

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

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

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

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

SALARY:  Hourly

Application Deadline:  Immediate Opening/Open Until Filled  

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

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


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

UC-CCM

Artist/Instructor of Voice

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

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

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

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

SALARY:  Hourly

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

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


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

Contemporary Arts Center

Preparator

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

Foundation and Grants Manager

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

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

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

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

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

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

Contemporary Arts Center

Visitor Experience Associate (Part Time)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Music Resource Center - Cincinnati

Member Coordinator/Development Assistant

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cincinnati Men's Chorus

Chorus Auditions Announced

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

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

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

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

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

Lewis & Clark Co.

Civic Projects Coordinator

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

CLASSIFICATION
: Full Time 

JOB SUMMARY

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

QUALITIES OF THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE

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

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

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

SALARY RANGE:Mid-$30,000’s 

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


Cincinnati Art Museum

Rosenthal Education Center Assistant

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


To Apply:
To apply, please send cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to: Cincinnati Art Museum ATTN: Human Resources Department 953 Eden Park Drive Cincinnati, OH 45202-1596.  Email: humanresources@cincyart.org
Salary is equivalent to $9.00 - $10.00/hr.  Position will remain open until filled.

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

Cincinnati Art Museum

Building Maintenance Support team - full time

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

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

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

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

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

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

Price Hill Will - MYCincinnati

Violin Teaching Artist

Posted:
Jul 15, 2015

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

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

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

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

Cincinnati Art Museum

Building Maintenance Support Team Member

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

Responsibilities:  

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

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

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

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

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

- Assist electricians as needed

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

- Perform other duties as assigned.

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

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

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

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

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

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

New Edgecliff Theatre

Grant Writer

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

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

Minimum Job Qualifications

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

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

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

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

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

Art Academy of Cincinnati

Director of Enrollment Management

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

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

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

Visionaries + Voices

Part Time Studio Coordinator

Posted:
Jul 10, 2015
Description:
Visionaries + Voices is a non-profit organization that provides self-directed, professional studio space for artists with disabilities. The goal of the studio is to create art, build relationships, and develop professionally as an artist. The overall responsibility of the Studio Coordinator will be to support V+V artists in the studio, and promote the continued growth and development of the organization. This position will work closely with the Studio Director, Studio Coordinators, and V+V Artists. The Studio Coordinator will spend the majority of work time with V+V artists working on various projects and duties in the studio.

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

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

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

MUSE: Cincinnati Women's Choir

33rd Season Audition Announcement

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cincinnati Arts Association

Building Operations Manager

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

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

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

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

No phone calls please.

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

University of Cincinnati: College Conservatory of Music

Theater Specialist - Costume Shop Coordinator

Posted:
Jul 8, 2015
Req Id 3423

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

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

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

Job Minimum Qualifications:

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

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

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

The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati

Mainstage Auditions Announcement

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

AUDITION DAYS AND TIMES:

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

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

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

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

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

Male Roles: (9)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Female Roles (9)

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

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

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

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


Non-Gender Specific Roles (10)

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The ability to ice skate is a plus for all characters


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Guards: (Dancers) 


The Seven Dancing Dwarfs:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Witch: (Actor, Singer, Mover) Ensemble

Pinocchio: (Actor, Singer, Mover) High Tenor

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kennedy Heights Arts Center

Events and Marketing Manager

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

Essential Functions:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cincinnati 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
 

Preble County Arts Association

Youth For Public Art Instructor

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Preble County Arts Association

Youth For Public Art Project Assistant

Posted:
Jun 24, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Miami University Performing Arts Series 

Assistant Director of Audience Development

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Apply online at bit.ly/ApplyMiamiPAS

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

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

Visionaries + Voices

Teaching Artist Mentor Volunteer/Internship Opportunity

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

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

Semester Duration: September 2015-April 2016

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

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

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

Contact

Jamie Muenzer, jmuenzer@visionariesandvoices.com

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati

Part-Time Box Office Associate

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Indian Hill Performing Arts

Multiple Positions

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