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Cincinnati Shakespeare Company

Tour Coordinator/Stage Manager

Posted:
Jan 13, 2017
Position: Tour Coordinator/Stage Manager 

Date Range: Monday June 19th 2017- Sunday August 6th

Job Description

The Cincinnati Shakespeare Company is seeking a Tour Coordinator/Stage Manager for our summer 2017 touring productions of The Merry Wives of Windsor and Romeo and Juliet. The Tour Coordinator/SM will work closely with directors, production staff, creative staff, and guest artists to ensure that operations are executed at the highest possible standard.

This position is ideal for a college student or early career stage manager looking to further develop their skills in a variety of technical areas while working at a professional theatre company. Candidates must be able to work safely, independently, and efficiently. The ideal applicant will have a positive attitude, good creative problem solving skills, and be able to work in an active, fast-paced environment. Flexibility is also important; each production is different and the responsibilities of this position may change on a day-to-day basis. 

The Tour Coordinator/SM will work an average of (6) days per week, and the day-to-day schedule is highly variable based on rehearsal and performance schedules. Extended hours and modified work weeks may be necessary due to technical rehearsal schedules and specific production needs. The Tour Coordinator/SM is supervised by the Production Stage Manager.

Local housing is provided within driving distance with a private bedroom and shared living spaces. 

Required skills include:
- Academic or professional experience as a Stage Manager or Assistant Stage Manager
- Experience creating paperwork associated with the rehearsing and running of a show
 -Maturity and professionalism 
- Strong organizational, time management, and communication skills
- Reliable mode of personal transportation
- Ability to lift 30lbs 
- Responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to: 
- Attending production meetings
- Preproduction paperwork and preparations
- During the rehearsal process- setting up the rehearsal room, tracking props and costumes, being on book, taking line notes, and creating paperwork to assist with the production process 
- Sending out rehearsal reports and daily schedules
- Facilitating technical rehearsals
- Watching performances to ensure integrity is maintained (The Tour Coordinator/SM does not call performances)
- Maintaining a safe work environment
- Maintaining cleanliness and general upkeep of the rehearsal and green room spaces
- Other related duties as assigned by the Production Stage Manager and Production Manager

Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and (3) paperwork samples to Production Stage Manager Carolyn Fast at carolyn.fast@cincyshakes.com with the subject line “Tour Coordinator Submission.” Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Taft Museum of Art

PR and Marketing Assistant (Part Time)

Posted:
Jan 13, 2017
Position: PR and Marketing Assistant, part time

POSITION OVERVIEW
The Taft Museum of Art is seeking a part-time PR and Marketing Assistant with excellent writing and organizational skills. This position will play a critical support role within the department. 

ROLES AND REPONSIBILITIES
- Updating Taft website and creating new pages using WordPress.
- Writing copy and designing email news in MailChimp.
- Data collection and visitor communication using ShowClix, the Taft’s online ticketing system.
- Drafting copy for collateral materials, including brochures, newsletters, and invitations.
- Implementing social media plan. 
- Updating calendar listings. 
- Logging and filing media archive files.
- Representing the Taft at community events. 
- Other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

- A bachelor’s degree in public relations, journalism, marketing, communications or related field of study is required. 
- One to two years of experience is desirable. 
- Interest in social media marketing. 
- Solid computer skills are necessary, including proficiency in WordPress and MailChimp. Design experience is a plus. 

COMPETENCIES AND CAPABILITIES REQUIREMENTS

- Personal Leadership: Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment. Works well independently or as part of a team.
- Communication/Enrollment: Strong interpersonal skills.
- Collaboration/Teamwork: Works cooperatively with supervision or as part of a team. Positive and high-energy team player.
- Problem Solving/Initiative: Adeptness at problem-solving and demonstrating good judgment. Ability to learn and implement new processes and technology. Strong organizational skills that reflect ability to prioritize and excellent attention to detail. Demonstrates proactive approach to problem-solving and is solution oriented.  
- Visitor Experience: Demonstrates the highest level of service and response to the volunteers, visitors, other staff, board members, docents, and others.

Employment Type: Part-Time/Nonexempt
Hours: 20 hours/week, competitive hourly rate. This may include occasional evening and weekend hours
Benefits: Free parking, Museum membership and other unique discounts.
To Apply: To apply, please email a resume, cover letter, and three writing samples toecaro@taftmuseum.org by Wednesday, January 18. No phone calls please. Applications without a cover letter will not be reviewed

The Taft Museum of Art is one of the finest small art museums in America. A National Historic Landmark built in 1820, the Taft is home to an art collection that includes European and American master paintings, Chinese porcelains, and European decorative arts.

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

Cincinnati Museum Center

Chief Digital Officer

Posted:
Jan 13, 2017
Position: Chief Digital Officer (CDO)

Role
The CDO will oversee all technology activities for Cincinnati Museum Center, National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, Cincinnati Museums Foundation and all other subsidiaries under the Cincinnati Museum Center umbrella. This role will create the technology vision and will both advocate and collaborate with the Senior Leadership across the organization to lead the strategy development and implementation of the organization’s technology infrastructure and platforms. The position will be thoughtful and creative in imagining and implementing technology-based experiences that engage and immerse our visitors into a world of history, science and childhood education. Additionally, there’s a balance of creativity and vision with practical implementation in finding ways to increase the efficiency and utilization of the IT and business systems of the organization to increase data analytics and decision-making capabilities while being mindful of the overall financial and staffing impacts. 

This position is integral to the long-term vision and strategy of the organization. You will make a difference.

Primary Responsibilities

- Generate long-term strategic vision for technology planning, development, implementation, and use across the organization
- Work closely with Senior Leadership to develop and align technology needs and functionality with business-driven goals and visitor-driven experiences
- Provide expertise and leadership where needed relative to all digital experiences, including website, ecommerce, social media, digital collections, exhibits and theaters 
- Design, develop, and implement story and content driven digital experiences that - enhance the galleries and visitor experience
- Oversee, manage and improve business systems use and integration with a particular eye at removing data and analytics silos in order to allow more effective decision making and potential engagement and marketing with visitors
- Oversee, manage, and improve technology infrastructure at all facilities including Union Terminal, Geier Collections & Research, the Edge of Appalachia and the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
- Provide leadership with the design and construction teams on the implementation of the already designed technology infrastructure at Union Terminal including but not limited to PON, DAS, wifi network, upgraded security system, BAS, video wayfinding, video messaging, integrated AV and distance learning infrastructure
- Manage technology systems, realizing efficiencies, reducing support costs, and minimizing staff overhead to align with overall corporation, as it relates to operating, capital and cash flow
- Develop a top notch team that is forward thinking and responsive to end user (both internal and external) needs
- Leverage donor, Board, community and vendor relationships to minimize hard dollars for technology services and solutions, in collaboration with Senior Leadership

Selection Criteria

- Leadership in the field with demonstrated success at a senior level in developing and delivering innovative digital and technology strategies designed to engage audiences and support business operations.
- Experience in creative storytelling, exhibition work and interactive experiences.
- High level conceptual and analytical skills and the demonstrated ability to take a lateral approach to problem solving.
- Experience in overseeing and management of all digital experience, media and technology infrastructure in a comparable organization. 
- Demonstrated success in a senior leadership role with experience in developing and managing diverse teams and fostering individual performance.
- Significant experience in business planning processes and proven experience in developing and managing departmental planning, process, and budgets
- Communication skills with the proven ability to engage and collaborate with, and gain support from, internal and external stakeholders, funders and partners.
- Experience in developing and overseeing new digital programs and technology infrastructure as part of an expansion or the creation of a new building.

Other Responsibilities

- Self-motivated team player who will fit well into high-demand, fast-paced work environment 
- Demonstrated commitment to provide the best support possible for our IT Infrastructure
- Minimum of 40 hour work week; ability to provide reasonable 24/7 emergency response, maintenance and problem solving outside of standard operating hours

To apply to this position and see other openings, visit;http://www.cincymuseumgroup.org/

Cincinnati Museum Center

Manager of Video Capture and Production

Posted:
Jan 13, 2017
Position: Manager of Video Capture and Production 

The Manager of Video Capture and Production is primarily responsible for the facilitation of video capture, video editing, and overall video production for various events and projects for Cincinnati Museum Center (CMC) and the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center (NURFC). The position supports marketing and public relations events of all types by capturing and streaming video content, converting and editing content for a variety of channels.  The position also supports other departments such as the Exhibits Department on as needed or as assigned basis.  As part of the duties of this position, the incumbent may need to support the Audio Visual team for various events. The position reports to the Director of Marketing.

Responsibilities
:
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 Americans with Disabilities Act.

Responsibilities
Primary responsibilities/summary
- Meeting with internal or external persons to plan and create timelines for video production projects. *
- Planning shoots with manager and other internal departments, setting up/tearing down video equipment used during shoots, shooting videos, editing, producing, and distributing videos for viewing.*
- Maintaining/cleaning of video capturing/editing equipment, computers and drives.*

Video- Planning, pre-production, video production, post-production-100%
- Project conceptualization: using creative input to conceptualize video productions and work with creative teams to develop video productions.*
- Pre-production planning for video projects: scripting, scheduling, location scouting.*
- Production managing: directing and working with on screen talent in conjunction with camera operation, audio capture, and other essential on-set functions.*
- Performing all aspects of video capture and streaming, including setup, lighting, editing, and conversion of video into a variety of formats.*
- Editing for broadcast: preparing, editing, and transcoding footage for marketing purposes intended for TV broadcast; complying with local TV stations' format specific request is essential.*
- Editing for social media: preparing, editing, and transcoding footage for marketing purposes intended for social media platforms; working with media team to meet deadlines.*
- Providing post-production services including integrating the video with voice, special effects tracks, and music.*
- Video archival: storing, organizing, and backing up various events, promotional videos, historic footage, lectures, etc., for CMC and NURFC. *
- Duplication and distribution: designing DVD menus, transcoding video projects for DVD or digital file upload, and duplication of small batches of DVDs for internal and external distribution.*
- Maintaining and managing all video equipment, including cameras, lighting equipment, and editing computers.*
- Managing production calendars and work schedule.*
- Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:
- Minimum of Associates degree in electronic media, AV systems, computer technology, or a related field, or equivalent experience.
- 2 plus years of demonstrated experience in video capture and creation and production.
- Demonstrated proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite is strongly preferred.
- Demonstrated interview skills is strongly preferred.
-Demonstrated proficiency in motion graphics and animation is a plus.
 Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Outlook is required.
- Ability to work effectively without close supervision.
- An upbeat attitude and a collaborative personality are essential.
- Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and peers as well as external partners.
- The ability to integrate one’s own creativity with the creativity of others.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Demonstrated ability to prioritize and manage multiple complex tasks interfacing with multiple personnel; a high degree of personal organization; ability to complete multiple projects punctually and under pressure.
- Ability to work a flexible schedule, including substantial availability during nights, weekends, and holidays.
- Valid driver’s license, acceptable driving record, proof of insurance and reliable transportation.

Additional Information:
Position is full-time averaging 40 hours per week working in both an office environment and on productions within the museum group locations and in the community. The following attributes are required: ability to sit throughout the course of a business day; ability to walk, crawl, and climb ladders; ability to lift up to 40 pounds; close and distance vision; use of hands and fingers. 

Music Resource Center - Cincinnati

Studio Director

Posted:
Jan 13, 2017
Position: Studio Director 

Position Overview
We are seeking a full-time Studio Director. This position requires extensive knowledge of recording industry equipment, ability to perform sound engineering-related work, and experience with all phases of music production, from song-writing, to performance, to publishing of mastered recordings. Equally important, knowledge of adolescent development and/or experience working with teens and the ability to relate professional skills and knowledge to them is a must. Individual with passion for the betterment of greater Cincinnati’s neighborhoods and communities strongly preferred.

Responsibilities
- Facilitates and supervises all music production activities at MRC and is involved in program planning with MRC team.
- Identifies opportunities, plans, produces, promotes and oversees all MRC performances, recording projects and other vehicles for showcasing the work of MRC members.
- Maintains programming, scheduling, and approval/quality control for all audio content airing on 95.7 MRC LP-FM, as well as basic station maintenance and troubleshooting.
- Conducts hands on, radio focused, outreach to schools, and other selected organizations.
- Supervises and facilitates a planned curriculum for MRC Interns.
- Trains MRC members and volunteers in the use of music production techniques and equipment.
- Works with Executive Director to plan grant and foundation requests that fund MRC programs.
- Provides supervision for program staff. 
- Proactively addresses team issues and provides positive leadership model for MRC team.
- Oversees the maintenance of and keeps accurate records of MRC recording and instrument equipment inventory 

Requirements
- Bachelor’s degree or higher, or five years experience, in audio production, music composition, education or performance; degrees in youth counseling, education or other related fields may also potentially qualify with extensive extra-curricular music experience. 
- Advanced to expert skills and experience in digital music production and composition as well as live multi-track recording (Logic Pro X and Pro Tools experience is a must, GarageBand and Ableton is a plus.)
- Experience in live music production, performance and performer/stage management
Strong, broad background in all popular music genres with an emphasis on Rap/Hip-Hop and R&B music. Must also be familiar with or willing to learn about other styles.
- Understanding of lyrics and songwriting techniques and practices
- Strong background in audio production and technology. Formal training preferred
- Experience working with teens
- Strong interpersonal and problem-solving skills. Must be self starting, proactive and highly motivated to help organization and its members accomplish their goals.
- Performance experience and proficiency on an instrument is a plus
- Must pass a background check.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send an email tojobs@mrccinci.org with Studio Director, in the subject line.  Please include your resume and a cover letter.  You can also mail your cover letter and resume to: Jobs, MRC-Cinci, 3032 Woodburn Ave, Cincinnati, OH  45206.

MRC-Cincinnati is an equal opportunity employer. 

Music Resource Center - Cincinnati

Community Care Coordinator

Posted:
Jan 13, 2017
Position: Community Care Coordinator 

We are immediately seeking a full-time Community Care Coordinator to focus primarily on mentorship/music appreciation to complement the staff who focus primarily on music education/creation.  With specific expertise in the developmental and social needs of the targeted population as well as interest in and willingness to engage students around music appreciation. 

Requirements
- Bachelor’s Degree in Social required, LSW desired
- Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
- Experience working with teens desired
- Strong and professional electronic communication skills
- Ability to multi-task and work in a busy environment
- Intermediate Microsoft Office skills
- Must pass a background check

Responsibilities:
- Daily interaction with members around music appreciation/education toward forming relationships
- Supervising Member Coordinator and coaching of other staff members on specific developmental/social needs of teen members and ways to engage and/or address behavioral issues with goal of preventing escalation of problem areas or need for removal of students from the environment
- Intervention when problems arise
- Assessment and referral to appropriate agencies/organizations to meet specific member needs that are preventing engagement in MRC program curriculum.  
- Oversee the earliest track activities (pre-studio time)
- Help build programming to address significant issues facing our members, which will boost recruitment, retention, engagement for all
- Build relationships with schools and organizations to promote MRC and increase program participation and student success
- Provide assistance to members relating to college research and application process
- Conduct member and stake holder surveys to help determine impact of program
- Build and oversee MRC Member Council program to further engage MRC members by offering leadership opportunities and to enable MRC graduates to remain involved in our program

Hours: Monday – Thursday 10:30 am – 7:00 pm, 8.5 additional hours to be determined

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send an email tojobs@mrccinci.org with the job title, Community Care Coordinator, in the subject line.  Please include your resume and a cover letter.  You can also mail your cover letter and resume to:  Jobs, MRC-Cinci, 3032 Woodburn Ave, Cincinnati, OH  45206.

MRC-Cincinnati is an equal opportunity employer.

Music Resource Center - Cincinnati

Member Coordinator (Part Time)

Posted:
Jan 13, 2017
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 the MRC-Cinci is to educate and inspire young people and through music equip them with life skills for the future. 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 part-time Member Coordinator to monitor the in-house member services at MRC. The Member Coordinator tracks attendance, dues, and member demographic information in addition to daily studio scheduling. A qualified candidate is friendly, creative, organized, and able to multi-task.

Responsibilities:
- Greet and check in/out all members, volunteers and guests, answer phones
- Develop relationships and provide life mentoring with members
- Build relationships with member’s parents/guardians and mentors to promote MRC engagement 
- -Organize with partner organizations to facilitate meal and snack schedule; manage records and report data as necessary
- Manage studio attendance and schedule
- Maintain a safe, clean, comfortable and respectful environment in the studio
- Coordinate volunteer and lesson schedules
- Maintain accurate database records
- ,Work with Community Coordinator and other staff to execute retention efforts such as member mailings, and email campaigns
- Proactively addresses issues and provides positive leadership model for MRC team

Qualified candidates will possess:
- Great organizational skills
- Microsoft Office and Mac skills
- Experience working with youth/teens
- Strong communication and interpersonal skills
- Ability to work and plan programming with a small team of others
- Strong ability to multi-task and work in a busy environment

Hours: Monday – Thursday, 1:45 pm – 7:15 pm (summer 12:45 – 6:15)
Compensation: $8.50-$9.00/hour
If you are interested in applying for this position, please send an email tojobs@mrccinci.org with the job title, Member Coordinator, in the subject line. Please include a cover letter and your resume. You can also mail a cover letter and resume to: 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

Art Academy of Cincinnati

Director of Human Resources

Posted:
Jan 6, 2017

Position: Director of Human Resources 

The Director of Human Resources independently manages human resources programs, resources, and activities for the Art Academy of Cincinnati and is responsible for recommending, developing, implementing, administering, coordinating, and evaluating human resources policies, employment assignments, statutes, programs and procedures covering recruitment, compensation, employee relations, payroll, benefits, training and development, visa procurement, and employee services. 

The Director of Human Resources reports to the Vice President for Finance and Operations and will work closely with faculty, staff, and administrators. 

The Director of Human Resources position is a full time, exempt position. 

Direct responsibilities include
- Counsels department managers and supervisors on employment policies, procedures, and appropriate practices. Guides management in understanding and reviewing issues, analyzing options and impacts, and making decisions that impact staff positions at AAC.
- Advises AAC management regarding policies and issues relating to classifications, salaries, contracts, negotiations, policy proposals, diversity, grievances, employee development, performance management, recruiting, and HR systems.
- Leads all staff recruitments and hiring for all AAC positions, including senior management positions. Reviews resumes and applications and assists with interviewing applicants for a full range of staff positions. Evaluates departmental structures when positions are vacant, and works with managers to develop positions that best provide for changing departmental needs.
- Counsels employees concerning sensitive and difficult to resolve work-related problems.
- Advises all levels of managers, supervisors, and employees in developing job descriptions, resolving benefits issues, and providing guidance on compensation programs, personnel policies, and procedures.
- Provides support to departments in administering policies and programs in the areas of employment, wage and salary administration, training, and other areas of HR. 
- Serves as department benefits counselor. 
- Assists the Business Office with administration and management of payroll and time keeping.
- Manages and administers all leave, including medical, maternity/paternity, sabbatical, and personal.

Qualifications:
- Strong analytical skills to conduct analysis and develop recommendations, demonstrating organization and problem-solving skills.
- Thorough knowledge of campus policies and procedures.
- Thorough knowledge of human resources laws and regulations, concepts, policies and procedures, employment practices, salary administration, training and other areas of human resources.
- Experience using Paycom, Microsoft Office applications, and other related business software programs and systems.
- Strong verbal and written communication skills.
- Proven skill at employing political acumen and integrating information to determine appropriate courses of action and their implications.
- Excellent active listening and critical thinking skills.
- Demonstrated ability to handle very difficult or volatile situations/individuals effectively.

Education/Training
- Bachelor's degree human resources or related area and/or equivalent experience/training.
- Experience working in a similar role in the non-profit sector and in higher education, preferred.

The Art Academy of Cincinnati is an EEOC employer and offers a competitive compensation package. Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume with salary requirements to jobs@artacademy.edu.

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

Marketing Intern (Part Time)

Posted:
Jan 6, 2017
Position: Marketing Intern (Part Time) 

Company Description: Comprised of the world’s finest musicians, the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra aims to fulfill its mission: to seek and share inspiration. A cornerstone of the Cincinnati arts community, the CSO’s vision is to engage audiences and community better than any other orchestra in the world. The CSO, which also performs and records as the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, presents over 100 concerts and events annually, making Cincinnati the smallest population in the U.S. to support an Orchestra that performs 52-weeks a year. 

As Music Hall, the CSO’s performance home, undergoes renovation during the 2016-2017 season, the Orchestra has made the historic Taft Theatre its “home away from home.” Please note, during its season at the Taft Theatre, the administrative offices will operate out of the Carew Tower. The CSO will return to Music Hall, located in the historic and vibrant Over-the-Rhine neighborhood, upon completion of the renovation for its 2017-18 season.

As one of the oldest symphony orchestras in the United States, the CSO has achieved international critical acclaim and an operating budget that consistently places it among America’s top 10 orchestras. The CSO serves as an ambassador for Greater Cincinnati to the world through national and international tours and an extensive Grammy-winning recording catalog, with over 10 million recordings sold worldwide. The success of the CSO is predicated by its values: it is an orchestra determined for greatness and committed to experimentation that serves as Cincinnati’s ambassador to the world and remains devoted to the Cincinnati community.   

Position Summary: This internship will give broad exposure to all areas of a thriving, world-class arts institution with an annual budget of $50 million. This internship is unpaid and is flexible: 6-20 hours per week depending on a mutually agreeable schedule.

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

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

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 “Marketing Intern” in the subject line.
No phone calls please.
No third party applications will be accepted.

The Fitton Center for the Arts

Group Voice Instructor

Posted:
Jan 4, 2017

 

Position: Group Voice Instructor

Position Summary: The Fitton Center Community Outreach Program is looking for an experienced Group Voice Instructor to teach weekly classes for students from the Boys & Girls Club of Hamilton. Lessons will occur at the Fitton Center on Wednesday evenings from 4:45 – 6:45pm. The program is set to begin on January 25, 2017 and will culminate in a performance at the Fitton Center in late-April.

Desired Skills:

  • Experience giving voice lessons, coaching voice, and/or conducting group vocal ensembles.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Dependability, promptness and regular attendance.
  • A positive attitude and the ability to work collaboratively with all types of people.

Education: Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree or experience equivalency with background in the arts and/or arts education.

Reports to:
Director of Community Outreach

Schedule:  2 hours per week for 13 weeks; Wednesday evenings 4:45 – 6:45pm 

Applications

Please send by mail or email:

  • A single page cover letter.
  • A resume

Scott Berry
Director of Community Outreach and Volunteer Engagement
scott@fittoncenter.org
Fitton Center for Creative Arts
101 S. Monument Avenue
Hamilton, OH 45011-2833 USA 

CLOSING DATE
Monday, January 9, 2017

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!

May Festival and Vocal Arts Ensemble

Director of Development

Posted:
Jan 3, 2017
Position: Director of Development for May Festival and Vocal Arts Ensemble

Position Summary: Reporting to the Executive Director of the May Festival and VAE, the Director of Development is responsible for the acquisition, retention and cultivation of annual individual gifts, foundation grants, and corporate sponsorships. The Director of Development is also responsible for creating and implementing fundraising strategies to meet budgeted income goals, as well as the appropriate move management strategies to upgrade donors to higher giving levels and planned giving; creating and implementing appropriate strategies for the acquisition, retention and cultivation of sponsorship gifts; and writing grants proposals for existing foundation sources and researching and soliciting new foundations to help meet operational needs.

Job Responsibilities:
- Plan, implement and administer the May Festival and VAE individual giving campaigns, including direct mail, websites, telefunding, social networking sites and cultivation events to reach financial goals;
- Write content and manage the production of fundraising materials, including writing and editing copy for direct mail appeals, brochures, websites, mass e-mails and newsletter articles;
- With the May Festival and VAE staff, plan and manage various cultivation and recognition events annually;
- Maintain a prospect pool using moves management to cultivate, solicit and steward these prospects;
- Develop and manage a portfolio of corporate prospect relationships to meet aggressive funding goals and to acquire support for the priority programs and projects of the VAE and May Festival;
- Perform prospect research to identify potential of individuals, foundations and businesses contributors;
- Write grant applications for existing VAE and May Festival sources as well as research and identify additional grant programs;
- Work with Data Team to manage report and Tessitura upgrades;
- Prepare regular status reports regarding various campaign revenue to goals;
- Responsible for development budgets, ensuring expenses are within budget;
- Manage data entry of pledges and gifts. Manage correspondence of thank you letters, etc.

Qualifications:

Education: Bachelor’s degree required.
Knowledge: Skilled knowledge of related computer applications including Microsoft Outlook, Excel and Word, including mail merging.  Experience with relational databases such as Tessitura.  Comfortable analyzing statistical reports and manipulating data within a database to generate forms/cards, etc.
Experience: Three to five years individual fundraising and grant writing experience, preferably in the nonprofit arts sector as well as the proven ability to train and motivate volunteers, with extraordinary donor relations skills.

Skills: Excellent written, verbal communication and editing skills, ability to work independently, set priorities, multi-task and use independent judgment while keeping Supervisor informed on work activities and issues, ability to maintain the strictest confidence and utmost honesty, ability to effectively interact with all levels of staff, volunteers, donors and prospects, willingness and ability to be a valued team player and availability to work flexible hours depending on special/cultivation events.

Additionally: The organization operates as a team and meeting all organizational goals is a goal for all staff members. There are numerous events throughout the year requiring evening and weekend work.

Company Descriptions

The May Festival is the oldest continuous choral festival in the Western Hemisphere and one of the only true choral festivals that remains in our country today. Featuring the May Festival Chorus and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, the Festival presents concentrated choral repertoire rarely found during the concert season. Five unique concerts are performed over two weekends, resulting in a magnificent array of choral masterpieces and little known gems that provide an unusual choral experience for audience and performers alike.  Established in 1873, the May Festival is directly responsible for the development of Cincinnati’s modern musical life. Music Hall, the city’s primary concert venue, was built specifically to house the Festival's performances in 1878, and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, the fifth oldest orchestra in the United States, can trace its lineage back to this great tradition. The prestigious roster of May Festival Music Directors has included, among others, Theodore Thomas, Max Rudolf, James Levine and James Conlon. 

VAE: Cincinnati's Vocal Arts Ensemble, is a chamber choir of professional singers founded in 1979. Led by Elmer Thomas, Founding Director, from 1979–1988, Earl Rivers, Director Emeritus, from 1988–2008, Donald Nally from 2009-2013, and starting in January 2014, Craig Hella Johnson, VAE offers an annual subscription series of distinguished choral programs in notable architectural and acoustic venues throughout Greater Cincinnati. In addition, VAE produces outreach programs for children, youth and seniors, as well as recordings for local and national broadcasts. Our achievements over 30 seasons include two ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) Awards for "Adventuresome Programming of Contemporary Music," broadcasts on 220 National Public Radio stations through "The First Art," performances before conventions of the American Choral Directors Association in San Antonio and Chicago, and appearances with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and May Festival.

The May Festival, Vocal Arts Ensemble and Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra operate under an administrative shared services agreement.  By this consolidation of resources and expertise, the cooperative management effort benefits all three organizations.

Please send cover letter and resume to:

hr@cincinnatisymphony.org
Please put “May Festival” in the subject line.

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

Memorial Hall

Manager of Longworth-Anderson Series and Friends of Memorial Hall

Posted:
Jan 3, 2017
Job Title: Manager of the Longworth-Anderson Series and Friends of Memorial Hall. This is a part-time position. 

Reports To: Dual reporting to Chairman and President of the Cincinnati Memorial Hall Society.

Organization Background

Cincinnati Memorial Hall Society (“CMHS”): Established in 2004, CMHS is a 501(c)3 Trustee-led organization dedicated to preserving the history and enhancing Memorial Hall as a place for culture, arts and community. 

CMHS led the revitalization of Memorial Hall in 2012-2014 resulting in the comprehensive renovation of Memorial Hall in 2015/16 undertaken by the Cincinnati Center City Development Corporation (“3CDC”), CMHS and Hamilton County. The much needed upgrades were designed to refurbish Memorial Hal, improve audience amenities and enhance production capabilities in its 550-seat Annie W. & Elizabeth M. Anderson Theater, while maintaining Memorial Hall’s historic and architectural integrity. The renovation has turned Memorial Hall into one of Cincinnati’s best venues.   

Memorial Hall’s day-to-day operations and programming are managed by 3CDC, while CMHS provides community input, coordinates the Friends of Memorial Hall support group and manages the Longworth-Anderson Series.

The Longworth-Anderson Series: Launching in February 2017, this multi-genre, contemporary music series features Grammy-winning performers and bands  across a spectrum of music including Americana, bluegrass, blues, country, folk, indie rock, jazz, pop and world music. Initially consisting of six concerts in 2017, the Series will increase to as many as ten concerts in 2018. Rosanne Cash, Pink Martini with lead singer China Forbes, Richard Thompson and Sarah Jarosz are booked for the Winter/Spring season with two more concerts to follow this Fall. 

The Series provides an entire evening of entertainment including pre and post-concert receptions. Honoring the Founders of the Longworth-Anderson Series and the Friends of Memorial Hall support groups, the receptions feature lite-bites, dessert, and beer and wine tastings from popular Cincinnati restaurants, craft beer brewers and wine distributors.

Duties and Principal Responsibilities

The Manager’s duties related to the Longworth-Anderson Series include:

- assisting the producer and CMHS Board in the selection of performers and bands; 
- securing concert sponsors and promotional partners; 
- securing food and beverage partners for the pre- and post-concert receptions; 
- undertaking marketing and public relations activities and community outreach related to the Series; 
- managing social media presence and activities for the Series;
- in association with 3CDC’s staff, managing operational aspects of the concerts and receptions; 
- assisting in the development and management of the “Founders of the Longworth-Anderson Series” support group;
- ensuring the success and financial sustainability of the Series; 
- performing other duties as assigned.

The Manager’s duties related to the Friends of Memorial Hall include
:

- managing membership development activities such as preparing the by-monthly Friends Newsletter;
- managing social media activities;
- developing and managing the membership roster;
- coordinating “Friends of Memorial Hall” meetings and receptions;
- performing other duties as assigned. 

Minimum Requirements 
Education 

- Bachelor’s Degree in Arts Administration, an Arts/Humanities Discipline or 
Business Administration. 

Experience 

- Three-to-five years’ leadership role with a not-for-profit arts organization, performing arts series or other related organization or business.

Specialized Skills/Attributes

- strong verbal, written and interpersonal communications skills;
- energetic and positive outlook;
- interest in the arts/contemporary music and good artistic sensibility;
- successful background in business development/sales;
- ability to develop and maintain productive relationships with various stakeholders; 
- experience with marketing and public relations strategies;
- experience with social media communications and activities;
- proven business acumen, including financial management and budgeting experience.

The above job description and responsibilities may be modified from time-to-time by the CMHS Board. Compensation for this position is determined by the CMHS Board. 

To Apply: Interested candidates should send resume and cover letter with salary requirements to memorialhallsociety@gmail.com

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

Graphic Designer

Posted:
Jan 3, 2017
Position: Graphic Designer

Company Description: Comprised of the world’s finest musicians, the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra aims to fulfill its mission: to seek and share inspiration. A cornerstone of the Cincinnati arts community, the CSO’s vision is to engage audiences and community better than any other orchestra in the world. The CSO, which also performs and records as the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, presents over 100 concerts and events annually, making Cincinnati the smallest population in the U.S. to support an Orchestra that performs 52-weeks a year. 

As Music Hall, the CSO’s performance home, undergoes renovation during the 2016-2017 season, the Orchestra has made the historic Taft Theatre its “home away from home.” Please note, during its season at the Taft Theatre, the administrative offices will operate out of the Carew Tower. The CSO will return to Music Hall, located in the historic and vibrant Over-the-Rhine neighborhood, upon completion of the renovation for its 2017-18 season.

As one of the oldest symphony orchestras in the United States, the CSO has achieved international critical acclaim and an operating budget that consistently places it among America’s top 10 orchestras. The CSO serves as an ambassador for Greater Cincinnati to the world through national and international tours and an extensive Grammy-winning recording catalog, with over 10 million recordings sold worldwide. The success of the CSO is predicated by its values: it is an orchestra determined for greatness and committed to experimentation that serves as Cincinnati’s ambassador to the world and remains devoted to the Cincinnati community.   

Position Summary: The Graphic Designer is responsible for delivering on-time, on-budget, on-brand high-quality graphic design projects, company-wide. The ideal candidate has a creative and strategic mindset in matters of marketing and branding/positioning, and actively participates in the development and execution of strategies that advance the CSO and its related brands and help us to achieve our organizational vision of engaging audiences and community better than any other orchestra. This is a full time position reporting to the Director of Marketing, Subscriptions.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

- Advance the CSO and Pops brands and help the organization achieve its objectives and vision by delivering on-time, on-budget, on-brand, high-quality graphic design for print and digital across all departments in the company, including marketing, fundraising and education/community engagement
- Ensure that communication is accurate, timely, on-brand, and meets a high professional standard of presentation
- Knowledge of pre-press to create solid, printable files
- Establish and maintain positive relationships with printers, photographers, illustrators and other vendors and competitively bid jobs while fully leveraging CSO non-profit status to negotiate the best possible pricing
- Manage graphic design workflow to ensure deadlines are met
- Be an advocate company-wide for the CSO’s branding standards and guidelines and ensure that the company is adhering to those standards
- Plan and manage printing expense budget; forecast and track expenses.  
- Embrace the “voice of the customer” through research learnings and direct interaction; Synthesize research and apply principles to graphic design work.
- Maintain industry-leading knowledge of graphic design and editing software; Stay abreast of industry and design trends
- Direct freelance graphic designers and consultants as necessary
- Represent the CSO at select events and concerts; Provide backup for front-of-house coverage
- Other duties as assigned

Job Requirements, Skills, Background:

- 2-3 years graphic design experience; experience in arts environment a plus
- Experienced in Adobe Creative Suite for Mac
- Experience in PC/Microsoft environment preferred 
- High degree of creativity and resourcefulness to juggle multiple projects in an extremely fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment
- Experience managing budgets, including ability to use Excel
- Keen eye for design, as well as typographical/editing/proofing skills
- Organization, planning, extreme attention to detail
- Proven effectiveness in interacting and collaborating with other departments and co-workers
- Self-motivated/self-directed, as well as results-oriented
- Bachelor’s degree
- Interest in/knowledge of classical/orchestral music preferred

Please send cover letter, resume, portfolio and compensation requirements to:

hr@cincinnatisymphony.org
Please put “Graphic Designer” in the subject line.

No third party applications will be accepted.

Artonomy, Inc.

Framing Specialist

Posted:
Dec 30, 2016
Position: Framing Specialist

Artonomy, Inc. is looking for an experienced Framing Specialist who will work in all areas of production including high volume projects and custom.   This person will work individually as well as part of a team to ensure the highest quality work.  

Additional duties include but are not limited to:
-Framing of pieces to meet required deadlines
-Working on production line as time allows  
-Documenting all completed work from start to finish
-Track production inventory as required for particular projects

The successful candidate must:
-Be able to accurately read a ruler or tape measure 
-Have a positive attitude
-The ability to work alone and with a team as needed
-Strong communication and problem solving skills
-Ability to lift 40lbs and work on your feet all day

For consideration please email resume to CarrieBarket@artonomyinc.com

Artonomy, Inc.

Warehouse/Light Manufacturing

Posted:
Dec 30, 2016
Position: Warehouse / Light Manufacturing

Artonomy, Inc. is looking for an individual to work in our manufacturing / warehouse operation. This would include cutting and joining frames, assisting with inventory deliveries, warehouse organization, set up and clean up. This person will work individually as well as part of a team to ensure the highest quality work.  

Additional duties include but are not limited to:
-Working on production line as time allows  
-Documenting all completed work from start to finish
-Track production inventory as required for particular projects

The successful candidate must:
-Be able to accurately read a ruler or tape measure 
-Have a positive attitude
-The ability to work alone and with a team as needed
-Strong communication and problem solving skills
-Ability to lift 40lbs and work on your feet all day

For consideration please email resume to CarrieBarket@artonomyinc.com

Visionaries + Voices

Studio Coordinator (part time)

Posted:
Dec 30, 2016
Position: Studio Coordinator (Part-time)

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:
• High School Diploma; Bachelor’s preferred
• Ability to maintain a strong work ethic in a diverse, high-energy environment 
• Background in art strongly 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 preferred

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

Visionaries + Voices

Studio Director (full time)

Posted:
Dec 30, 2016

 

Position: Studio Director (full time)

Basic Function: Under the supervision of the Visionaries + Voices Director of Operations, V+V Studio Directors manage operations at their respective V+V studio. These activities include managing department of disability services (DDS) caseloads for 60+ artists which consists of attending team meetings, and maintaining communication with V+V artists, their supporters and families. This position is also responsible for supervising a team of staff, managing billing for the studio he/she directs, ordering supplies, among other duties as dictated by the Director of Operations.

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinates programming in the studio he/she directs, including quality assurance and gathering input from the artists being supported.
  • Supervise V+V Studio Coordinators (hiring, training)
  • Responsible for adhering to DDS rules and regulations (staff/artist ratios)
  • Attends yearly V+V artists’ support plan meetings, and oversees the authoring of goals and methodologies.
  • Communicate with landlord
  • Creates and maintains a budget
  • Conducts daily studio-art-centered business, such as contacts with families, care providers, DDS team members, other collaborating agencies and parties, donors, and suppliers as dictated by the Director of Operations.
  • Create and maintain HR binders for Studio Coordinators and self
  • Orders and maintains an inventory of art, office, and other studio supplies
  • Transports artists and art as needed
  • Maintains attendance records for the studio he/she directs to provide billing information to the Accountant
  • Sub for studio staff when needed
  • Picks up supplies
  • Assists with marketing V+V exhibits and events as needed
  • Develop new employee training orientation

Qualifications:

• Bachelors degree required; a Bachelors degree in fine art, or other arts related degree preferred.

• 2 yrs. management experience preferred

• Strong leadership skills

• Strong organizational, writing, and communication skills

• Ability to maintain a strong work ethic in a diverse, high energy environment

• Valid driver's license

• Qualify for DDS Provider Training (for direct support of individuals with disabilities)

• Experience with Mac OS X operating systems, Adobe Creative Suite, and basic word processing software preferred.

• Experience working with individuals with disabilities, working in the non-profit sector, and/or the field of visual arts are preferred but not required

To apply, please send cover letter and resume to hr@visionariesandvoices.com

University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music

Registrar and Student Accounts Manager

Posted:
Dec 29, 2016

 

Position: Registrar and Student Accounts Manager

The College-Conservatory of Music is looking for a Registrar and Student Accounts Manager in the Preparatory Department. The position's primary responsibility is to coordinate and manage all aspects and details pertaining to registration, student accounts and enrollment management for all programs and students.

Primary duties consist of: Work directly with students and families to ensure smooth enrollment, registration and invoicing. Input program and course content into the data system and review and maintain its accuracy. Facilitate and maintain effective communications with students and families as well as faculty and staff regarding enrollment policies, schedules and procedures. Evaluate effectiveness of registration and enrollment systems and develop and recommended improved functionality. Work closely with faculty and staff to communicate accurate enrollment rosters for invoicing, attendance and payroll and function as the primary liaison between families/students and staff/faculty regarding all enrollment policies, processes, issues and concerns. Maintain student files in accordance with accrediting standards and applicable policies.

Other duties include:

  • Be primarily responsible for the management of student accounts including online, phone and in-person registration and in-office student files.
  • Work cooperatively and communicate effectively with students, faculty, staff and constituencies.
  • Enter, monitor and access course offerings in the enrollment management database and maintain online registration portal.
  • Monitor and evaluate progress of annual registration cycle.
  • Identify and use assessment tools to generate data to evaluate registration through regular qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis.
  • Interact directly with finance director to ensure smooth transferring of data and reports for billing, payroll and statistics.
  • Support, attend and participate in campus activities, meetings and programs, as well as serve on various committees, and participate in evening and weekend activities.
  • Supervise student workers when applicable.
  • Provides high degree of personalized attention and customer service to the 1,000+ families in CCM Preparatory and Community Engagement programs.
  • Perform related duties based on departmental need.

 

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree with one (1) year experience; -OR- Associate's degree with three (3) years experience; -OR- five (5) years experience. Must have related experience.

Preferred Qualifications

A Master’s degree. Minimum three years demonstrated professional experience, and knowledge of performing arts education programs. Seeking a detailed orientated individual with strong organizational, planning and time management skills with a demonstrated ability to build functional systems with multiple users.

Important Schedule Information

  • Work week will be Tuesday - Saturday
  • Saturday office management
  • Some flex hours due to special events and audition management

To apply online, please visit: jobs.uc.edu and search for the requisition number 15884.

The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.

The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / M / F / Veteran / Disabled.

Pones Inc.

Male Dancers Needed

Posted:
Dec 19, 2016
TWO MALE DANCERS NEEDED
Pones Inc.'s "Dirty Dancing" LIVE

1) Performances 
-Sunday, February 12th from 4:40-7:00pm (film starts at 5:15pm) @ Eastgate Brew and View (158 seats)
-Sunday, February 26th from 4:40-7:00pm (film starts at 5:15pm) @ Kenwood Theatre (175 or 299 seats)

2) Rehearsals - TBD based on availability (2-3 total)

3) Payment -
$60/dancer + parking comped + 2 movie passes

Please e-mail kim@ponesinc.com by 12/24 if interested.

Cincinnati Ballet

Academy Registrar

Posted:
Dec 19, 2016
Position: Academy Registrar
Reports to: Director of Academy Operations

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

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

JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

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

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

ABOUT THE COMPANY
:

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

TO APPLY

Send resume and cover letter to hr@cballet.org

3CDC

Memorial Hall Tech

Posted:
Dec 16, 2016

Job Summary:

The Memorial Hall Tech will serve as an audiovisual and theatrical technician in Memorial Hall. Reporting to the Production Manager, with additional supervision by the Memorial Hall Manager, the Memorial Hall Tech will execute all AV and theatrical activity in the Hall, and will work with rental clients, partners, and internal stakeholders to fulfill these needs for events.

The positions hours will fluctuate based on the demand of the halls schedule. The Memorial Hall Tech will have the opportunity to augment his / her workload with additional paid calls at Washington Park and Fountain Square.

Tasks:

  • Serve as a technician for events at Memorial Hall.
  • Execute transitions between events.
  • Maintain theatrical equipment.

This job description is not intended to be all inclusive.  The employee will also perform other reasonably related business duties as assigned by their immediate supervisor and other management as required.

Qualifications:

  • 2+ years experience as a primary technician in an event venue.

Licenses, Credentials, Certifications

  • None

Skills or specialized knowledge

  • Aptitude in all areas of technical theatre, including lighting, sound (live mixing, mic’ing, stage plot fulfillment), projection / video, rigging.
  • Aptitude with Yamaha CL3 console, Crestron systems, and / or ETC Eos console a plus.

Physical and Mental Demands:

  • Calm in stressful production situations.
  • Able to meet strict timelines.
  • Flexible schedule, including mostly evenings and weekends.
  • Significant physical labor required, including working at heights, lifting and moving heavy objects (up to 40lbs).
  • Frequently required to sit at a desk/workstation for long periods of time.
  • Ability to work at a computer terminal for an extended period of time.
  • Digital dexterity and hand/eye coordination in operation of office equipment.
  • Able to speak and hear employees on the phone or in person.
  • Additional mental requirements:  compare, decide direct, problem solve, analyze, instruct, and interpret.
  • The ability to work well under stress

To Apply: Click here. Questions? Email afoster@3cdc.org. 

Taft Museum of Art

Assistant Preparator and Collections Technician

Posted:
Dec 16, 2016
Position: Assistant Preparator and Collections Technician

Description:
The Taft Museum of Art has an opening for a highly responsible and self-motivated person to help with exhibition installation, care of the collection, and maintenance of the permanent collection galleries, which are located in a National Historic Landmark building in downtown Cincinnati. Working in a collaborative and positive environment, the successful candidate will provide a high standard of care for the art objects in both temporary exhibitions and the widely respected permanent collection of old master and nineteenth-century art. This is a 30 hour-per-week position with benefits, reporting to the Exhibition Designer/Chief Preparator.

Responsibilities:
     Preparation and Installation of Artwork (40%) 
• Handles, transports, packs, unpacks, crates, mats, frames, and installs artworks
• Assists with incoming and outgoing loans
• Fabricates mounts, crates, exhibition furniture (plinths, risers, pedestals)
• Maintains carpentry shop and equipment 
• Assists with lighting of galleries
• Performs other duties as assigned
     Care of Collection (60%)
• Collects data from environmental recording devices
• Maintains conservation, preparation, and art storage spaces
• Takes inventory of lamps and other departmental supplies
• Supplies preventive care and cleaning for permanent collection galleries
• Removes dust from frames and carpets
• Assists with lighting of galleries
• Performs other duties as assigned

Qualifications:
- B.A. or B.F.A. in studio art, museum studies, or a related field
- Microsoft Office literacy
- Valid driver’s license
- Basic carpentry skills
- Ability to lift objects weighing 30 pounds
- Ability to work on one’s feet throughout the day
- Sensitivity to and appreciation for art, and respect for historic structures
- High personal standards for excellence 
- Flexibility, desire to work effectively on a team, and a “can-do” attitude
- Previous museum experience desirable

Benefits and Hours:
- Health care plan, 401K plan with employer contribution, parking, and paid time off
- Mondays through Thursdays, with rare work on evenings and weekends

How to Apply

Send an email with “Assistant Preparator and Collections Technician” in the subject line to lambrosini@taftmuseum.org by January 21, 2017. Include a cover letter, resume, and salary expectations in one document. No calls please.  

About the Taft Museum of Art
The Taft Museum of Art is one of the finest small art museums in America. A National Historic Landmark built in 1820, the Taft is home to an art collection that includes European and American master paintings, Chinese porcelains, and European decorative arts. 

The Taft Museum of Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer and complies with the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1976, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and other applicable employment laws. The TMA is an equal opportunity employer and does not unlawfully discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on the basis of an individual’s race, color, gender, religion, creed, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law. This policy applies to all terms, conditions, and privileges of employment, including recruitment, hiring, training, placement, compensation, promotion, discipline, and termination.
 

Cincinnati Opera

Opera Outbound and Community Relations Seasonal Associate

Posted:
Dec 16, 2016
Position: Opera Outbound and Community Relations Seasonal Associate

Cincinnati Opera seeks a Seasonal Associate for Opera Outbound and Community Relations. This temporary position will begin in January 2017 and continue through May 31, 2017.  

Primary responsibilities include assisting the Opera Outbound Manager and Community Relations Director in the planning and implementation of community programs including The Opera Express, a mobile performance venue; a contest for amateur singers called Opera Idol, a lecture series called Opera Raps, and a concert series at local houses of worship, called Opera Goes to Church and Opera Goes to Temple (OG2C/T). Tasks include but are not limited to:

- Participation in weekly meetings with Opera Outbound Manager and Community Relations Director
- Reaching out to schools for spring programming 
- Schedule management for spring touring program
- Assistance with marketing coordination for all programs
- Assistance developing scripts for public events
- Assistance with artist travel arrangements, lodging and transportation for Opera Raps and OG2C/T
- Collection and organization of resource materials including artist bios, partner ads, photos, and translations
- Communication with partner organizations for Opera Raps series
- Coordination and communication with Cincinnati Opera Guild community ambassadors
- Coordination of schedule for staffing of events 
- Ability to drive to and from meetings with key community leaders and organizations 
- Assisting with other tasks as needed

Working hours are Monday through Friday, 9 AM-5 PM, with additional hours on days of meetings, rehearsals or performances of community events, including evenings and weekends.  Candidates must have excellent writing skills, outstanding organization and communication skills, strong computer skills including use of Microsoft Office, a valid US Driver’s license and a passion for community education and engagement.  

Please email resume, cover letter and contact information for three references by December 19, 2016 to: hr@cincinnatiopera.org or mail to Attn: HR, 30 Garfield Pl, Suite 800, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Cincinnati Arts Association

House Manager

Posted:
Dec 16, 2016
Position: House Manager

The Cincinnati Arts Association seeks a House Manager to join our team at our Aronoff Center for the Arts location. The House Manager directs the Aronoff Center’s front-of-house operations and works to promote customer, volunteer, and staff satisfaction while maximizing event attendance.

Responsibilities:
The House Manager’s primary responsibilities will include, but are not limited to: scheduling, supervising, and evaluating house management and usher staffs; creating a culture of positive customer service in the Aronoff Center’s public staff; overseeing the resolution of customer issues; developing and implementing house policies; overseeing the ticket entry process; managing the audience arrival and departure experience including accessibility; overseeing the front-of-house facilities during events; supporting the design and fulfillment of electronic messaging programming; assisting in supporting the lobby concessions and merchandise for performances; assist in developing and executing audience surveys and data collection; overseeing front-of-house data reporting and analysis; managing the audience safety program; and assisting with the planning and management of special events when needed.

Qualifications:
The successful candidate will have five or more years of management responsibility within the performing arts, entertainment, hospitality, or other relevant field with significant customer service experience. Experience in a multi-venue facility and team leadership experience is preferred; volunteer management experience desired. The desired candidate will be a self-starter with the ability to exercise good judgment independently. The successful candidate will have excellent computer skills; exceptional written and verbal communication skills, including strong presentation skills; a high level of organization and attention to accuracy; ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment;  multi-task and meet time sensitive deadlines; schedule flexibility (work on nights and weekends will be required); and the required physical ability to move rapidly, hear, see, and speak; stand for long periods of time; and lift up to 40 lbs.

TO APPLY:
Interested candidates may complete an application at/or send resume by December 31, 2016 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

Educational Theatre Association

Interim Managing Editor, Publications

Posted:
Dec 16, 2016
Job Title: Interim Managing Editor, Publications
Department: Publications
Supervisor: Director of Publications, Editor in Chief
FLSA Status: Temporary, non-exempt

Organizational Overview
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 more than 2 million theatre students since its founding in 1929.

Summary
EdTA seeks an experienced professional for a short-term engagement to commence in January 2017 and conclude in May 2017.  The Managing Editor partners with the Editor in Chief to plan, direct, and coordinate activities of editorial and other staff engaged in preparing written material for print or electronic publication by performing the following duties.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
- Oversees the publication process.  Assigns editorial resources.
- Coordinates activities of design, editorial, and production departments.
- Oversees workflow of projects to completion within specified budgets and deadlines.
- Keeps abreast of new developments in publishing methods and systems.
- Operates within the confines of organizationally established methods and systems.
- Confers with authors and editors regarding budget, background information, objectives, audience level, and style.
- Prioritizes, tracks, handles, and maintains records of the elements, costs, and time schedules of multiple projects.  Assists in preparing and managing the department budget.
- Works within the context of standard editing procedures and house style.  Traffic and inspect proofs for accuracy.
- Selects, supervises, obtains cost estimates from, and pays invoices of outside vendors such as freelance editors, packagers, proofreaders, and indexers.
- Contribute to editorial meetings, including content ideas for multiple platforms; work with internal staff and freelancers to maximize editorial opportunities.

Supervisory Responsibilities 
Directly supervises the production of Dramatics and Teaching Theatre magazines. Carries out responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include planning, assigning, directing work and resolving problems.

Competencies 
To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
- Analytical - Synthesizes complex or diverse information; collects and researches data; uses intuition and experience to complement data; designs work flows and procedures.
- Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions; works well in group problem solving situations.
- Project Management - Develops project plans; coordinates projects; communicates changes and progress; completes projects on time and budget.
- Communications - Expresses ideas and thoughts verbally; expresses ideas and thoughts in written form; exhibits good listening and comprehension; keeps others adequately informed; selects and uses appropriate communication methods.
- Quality Management - Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.

Qualifications To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience 
Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university and five years of relevant experience; or eight to 10 years of related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Language and Computer Skills 
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret articles and journals.  Ability to write articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format.  
To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite and the MS Office Suite.

Candidates should send a resume and cover letter to: HRManager@schooltheatre.org.  No calls, please.  Preference giving to applications received by 12/27.
 

Baker Hunt Art & Cultural Center

Ceramic Studio Technician (Part Time)

Posted:
Dec 14, 2016
The Baker Hunt Art & Cultural Center Seeking Ceramic Studio Technician (Part Time)
Deadline to Apply: Position Open Until Filled

Position: Ceramic Studio Technician 
Location: The Baker Hunt Art & Cultural Center
620 Greenup Street, Covington, KY
Hours: Part time
Reports to: Art Education Director
Start date: Winter Session Starts January 9th 

Position Summary:
The Baker Hunt Art & Cultural Center of Covington, KY is seeking a talented and passionate Ceramic Studio Technician to join our 2016-2017 Faculty for the upcoming winter class session. Duties for this position include loading and firing kilns, making glazes, ordering and acquiring ceramic supplies, studio maintenance and pugging clay. The Ceramic Studio Technician will work directly with the Baker Hunt staff to implement effective practices in our ceramics classroom as well as communicate classroom expectations with instructors and students. The Ceramic Studio Technician will have open access to ceramic studio usage in Baker Hunt’s creative, dynamic environment.

Please send CV/ resume to Kelsey Nihiser, Art Education Director, at: kelsey@bakerhunt.com

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

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

Visit our website at www.bakerhunt.org    

Contemporary Arts Center

Visitor Experience Associate (Part Time)

Posted:
Dec 14, 2016
Position: Visitor Experience Associate (Part Time) 

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

SCOPE OF POSITION

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

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

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

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

APPLICATION PROCESS:
Please send cover letter and resume by December 31, 2016 to:

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

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

Cincinnati Opera

Summer 2017 Internships

Posted:
Dec 14, 2016
Internships for Summer 2017
Cincinnati Opera seeks individuals for the following administrative and production internships for our 2017 Summer Season. The administrative positions offer college students an opportunity to learn about operations of an arts non-profit while the production internships are intended for those planning to pursue a career in one of these areas.  

All candidates must have an excellent phone manner and strong computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook are required).  Interns are provided a stipend and are responsible for their own housing and transportation.  Some require a valid driver’s license. 

To Apply:
Visit www.cincinnatiopera.org

- You must submit resume and cover letter at the same time. Resume must include contact information for three references (letters not necessary), dates of availability, up to three (3) internships of interest, and contact information. 
- Cover letters missing any of the above information will not be considered.
- No resumes will be considered after the deadline. 
- Application status will be updated via email after the deadline with interviews conducted in February or March 2017. 
- Deadline for applications is Sunday, January 31, 2017 at 12:00 AM (EST). 

Available Internships in Administration:
- Administration
- Development 
- Finance
- Marketing
- Public Relations

Available Internships in Production:
- Artistic Department 
- Rehearsal Department
- Stage Management
- Hair & Make-up
- Scenic Artist
- Props
- Design
- Lighting
 

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

Leadership Giving Manager

Posted:
Dec 14, 2016
Position: Leadership Giving Manager

Company Description: Comprised of the world’s finest musicians, the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra aims to fulfill its mission: to seek and share inspiration. A cornerstone of the Cincinnati arts community, the CSO’s vision is to engage audiences and community better than any other orchestra in the world. The CSO, which also performs and records as the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, presents over 100 concerts and events annually, making Cincinnati the smallest population in the U.S. to support an Orchestra that performs 52-weeks a year. 

As Music Hall, the CSO’s performance home, undergoes renovation during the 2016-2017 season, the Orchestra has made the historic Taft Theatre its “home away from home.” Please note, during its season at the Taft Theatre, the administrative offices will operate out of the Carew Tower. The CSO will return to Music Hall, located in the historic and vibrant Over-the-Rhine neighborhood, upon completion of the renovation for its 2017-18 season.

As one of the oldest symphony orchestras in the United States, the CSO has achieved international critical acclaim and an operating budget that consistently places it among America’s top 10 orchestras. The CSO serves as an ambassador for Greater Cincinnati to the world through national and international tours and an extensive Grammy-winning recording catalog, with over 10 million recordings sold worldwide. The success of the CSO is predicated by its values: it is an orchestra determined for greatness and committed to experimentation that serves as Cincinnati’s ambassador to the world and remains devoted to the Cincinnati community.   

Position Summary: Reporting to the Director of Individual Giving and Donor Services, the Leadership Giving Manager serves as a member of the Philanthropy team that executes strategies to generate important investments from leadership donors, defined in this role as $1,500 to $10,000 annual fund gifts, in support of the Cincinnati Symphony and Pops Orchestra’s (CSO) operations. The Manager supports and implements day-to-day administration of leadership donors; performs specialized functions independently and at a best-in-class level; synthesizes and communicates frontline insights and improvement opportunities; compiles, develops, and analyzes data and reports; and informs and refines systems and processes all with the goal of promoting a culture of philanthropy that celebrates the generosity of every donor who invests in the mission of the CSO. 

Job Duties and Responsibilities:
- Assist the Director of Individual Giving and Donor Services with quarterly and annual fundraising plans, donor solicitations, cultivation and stewardship efforts for leadership gifts ($1,500 - $10,000), including the Board of Directors campaign
- Help establish/further develop a mid-level donors development program to ensure consistent and meaningful cultivation and supported through centrally-developed resources
- Identify new individual giving prospects in collaboration with the Vice President of Philanthropy, Director of Individual Giving, and Individual Giving Manager
- Ensure stewardship of a high-quality donor experience through correspondence, donor engagement, musician engagement, professional proposals, mailings and acknowledgements
- Implement fundraising strategies to meet budgeted income goals, as well as the appropriate moves management strategies to upgrade donors to higher giving levels
- Assist with letter production, mailing and volunteer management for the leadership gifts campaign
- Coordinate regular reporting from leadership giving levels of the Annual Fund to internal and external leadership
- With Director of Individual Giving and Director of Events, support various cultivation and recognition events and receptions
- Maintain a prospect pool of approximately 300 active constituents using moves management to cultivate, solicit and steward
- Track prospects and donors contacts in portfolio using organization tools and tracking methods
- Manage portion of individual donor budget, ensuring revenue targets are met or exceeded and expenses are kept within stated parameters
- Provide VIP ticketing assistance as needed

Job Requirements, Skills, Background: The ideal candidate must be extremely detailed-oriented, have excellent computer, strategies thinking, organizational and communication skills. They must possess the ability to work effectively under pressure and harmoniously with other staff, and observe the highest level of discretion and confidentiality when dealing with donors. This individual also must have outstanding capacities for personal presentation, self motivation, accuracy, follow-through, timeliness, consistency, and the ability to handle a multiple tasks under deadline pressure. The candidate must also posses the following:
- Undergraduate degree with two to five years of individual fundraising experience, preferably in the nonprofit arts sector
- Ability to work independently, set priorities, multi-task and use clear judgment while keeping Supervisor informed of activity progress and issues
- Must interact effectively with all levels of staff, volunteers, donors and patrons
- Experience with relational database such as Tessitura
- Comfortable analyzing statistical reports and manipulating data within a database to inform strategies and implement assignments
- Goal- and team-oriented, motivated and enthusiastic, curious and perceptive, entrepreneurial and adaptive, disciplined and responsible, tenacious and passionate
- Must be able to support and implement the mission, vision, and values of the CSO
- Willingness to work outside of traditional  business hours and to assume other responsibilities as assigned

Send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to:
hr@cincinnatisymphony.org 
Please put “Leadership Giving Manager” in the subject line

MUSE, Cincinnati Women's Choir

Business Manager

Posted:
Dec 12, 2016
Position: Business Manager

MUSE, Cincinnati’s Women’s Choir, is seeking a Business Manager. The position oversees all administrative and production aspects of the organization's operations and also is integral to the organization’s audience development and fundraising activities. The Business Manager reports to the Board of Directors and collaborates closely with the Artistic Director, Production Coordinator, and volunteers. 
 
MUSE, Cincinnati’s Women’s Choir, is a 65 member auditioned choir in the culturally rich city of Cincinnati, Ohio. Founded in 1983 by Dr. Catherine Roma and currently under the direction of an interim artistic director, MUSE is one of the most highly regarded women’s choirs in the nation. MUSE has built a feminist, collaborative culture and developed democratic decision-making structures. MUSE is committed to increasing the repertoire of choral music for a wide range of women’s voices and seeks to continue the choir’s growth as a diverse musical organization supporting peace and justice issues. For more information, please see www.musechoir.org

Responsibilities: The Business Manager’s scope of services includes:
- Oversee and coordinate all administrative aspects of the organization's operations and productions
- Assist in creating and adhering to a budget; track all expenses in adherence with approved budget
- Implement fundraising and development, marketing, audience development, and merchandising strategies developed by MUSE’s Development and Marketing Committees
- Manage internal and external communications, including compilation and dissemination of the weekly Choir Wire, quarterly newsletters, press releases, and other concert promotion
- Coordinate concert program production and collaborate with the Production Coordinator, as needed, on all other concert production duties
- Manage the website 
- Recruit and facilitate the work of volunteers in assisting in overall operations 

Independent Contractor: The contract allows a great deal of flexibility but requires some evening and weekend work, including but not limited to committee and board meetings, concerts, and attendance at some Monday evening rehearsals, as well as some availability during normal business hours. 

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will possess the following: 
- Experience with development and fundraising in a non-profit or arts organization
- Marketing and communications experience, especially related to audience development
- Superior writing, organization, and communication skills
- Strong computer skills required. MS Word and Excel required; experience with QuickBooks, Access, and SalesForce a plus
- Sound interpersonal skills and an ability to work collaboratively in group decision making settings
- Must be flexible, possess a strong work ethic, show initiative, and have the ability to work independently and manage time efficiently

Application Information: Applications accepted through December 21, 2016. Applications must include: 
- Cover letter 
- Complete curriculum vitae 
- Names of three references (name with full title, email address, phone number) 

Applications may be returned digitally to musepersonnel@gmail.com.

Candidates for Business Manager must be committed to the MUSE Philosophy: MUSE is an inclusive and feminist choral community advocating for peace and social justice. We unite our voices to raise awareness and inspire change in ourselves, our audiences, and in our world through partnerships that honor the humanity and enduring spirit of all people.

Fitton Center for Creative Arts

Director of Finance

Posted:
Dec 2, 2016
Position: DIRECTOR OF FINANCE 

POSITION OVERVIEW
- Full Time Position (40hrs p/w)
- Reports Directly to the Executive Director
- Works directly with all departments 
- Direct Reports: Administrative Specialist at Front Desk
- Salary to be negotiated 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES 
- Management of all book keeping and general ledger administration
- Management of all financial records
- Management of all banking: deposits & record keeping
- Cash management, oversight and control checks
- Management of Invoicing and accounts receivable 
- Management of accounts payable
- Financial reporting to Executive Director 
- Financial reporting to the Board (monthly/bi-monthly)
- Oversight of Payroll (with Payroll services by external CPA firm)
- Oversight of database & systems management 
- Oversight of donor & sponsorship records and management in conjunction with the Director of Development
- Oversight grant applications, record keeping and reporting in conjunction with grants manager
- Oversight of the Ovation Ticketing & Database System in direct consultation with the Development and Marketing staff
- Oversight of the administrative structure and record keeping of all departments, with particular attention to financial and grant records

ASSISTANCE 
- Working directly with the Executive Director and relevant board members on the relevant duties to ensure strategy and success of the position 
- Direct assistance from external CPA Services 

QUALIFICATIONS 
- 3-5 Years Finance Department experience essential 
- Excellent Quickbooks skills and management essential 
- Education in accountancy, financial management or non-profit management preferred 
- Strong systems and administration skills preferred 

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 December 9

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 Public Radio

Production and Recording Engineer

Posted:
Nov 26, 2016
Position: Production and Recording Engineer
Report To: Vice President Engineering
Status: Full/Non-Exempt

Please submit resume by December 12th to jobs@cinradio.org and provide a 5 to 10 min mp3 sample of your own work of a live, edited recording through www.wetransfer.com or dropbox.com
No phone calls, please. 

Position Description
Responsible for supporting the Professional Recording Engineer on remote recordings, performing technical engineering duties for Cincinnati Edition, and producing various other content for the stations. This position is also involved in training employees, maintaining the music library, and board operations. 

Primary Responsibilities
⦁ Performing the technical engineering duties for Cincinnati Edition (CE), CPR’s daily live talk show. Working closely with the CE producer and talent to meet their needs as it pertains to the technical and production of the show.
⦁ Acting as the back-up for the production director, including distributing underwriting assignments, edit and production of assignments as needed, build automated playlists and coordinate other pre-recording production pieces.
⦁ Produce underwriting spots and make reference mp3s for the sales department as needed.
⦁ Provide support and backup to Cincinnati Public Radio’s (CPR) Professional Recording Engineer. It is intended that a portion of ongoing remote recordings will be facilitated and completed by this position. 
⦁ Responsible for recording of clients in remote venues that are not part of CPR’s regular or ongoing commitment including every aspect of the recording from initial contact with CPR to the production of recordings to a final project. 
⦁ Help ensure that CPR secures legal releases for recordings / productions that will remain property of CPR or will be broadcast. 
⦁ Producing and duplicating material and recordings from above productions as needed for clients.
⦁ Aid the CPR financial department in the billing of clients for all recordings and work performed on their behalf.
⦁ Edit news audio and train the news team as needed to create a more professional sounding broadcast.
⦁ Oversee the production of The Ninety Second Naturalist from recording voice tracks, designing sound effects, to uploading them to the internet.
⦁ Assist in preparing and training employees on use of CPR technical equipment. This includes but is not limited to the building of an ongoing program / knowledge base to help CPR employees operate the automation system, consoles, studio equipment and proper microphone techniques. 
⦁ This position will also act as a backup board operator as needed.
⦁ Maintaining, improving and ripping WGUC music library in DAD. This includes normalizing levels, trimming silence; ensuring sure cuts have proper titles and composers.
⦁ Programming the station(s) playlist for automation as needed.
⦁ Fund-drive support including: setting up, answering phones, and picking up food.
⦁ Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications
⦁ Minimum of 3 years’ relevant professional experience or formal education in audio recording, production and editing.
⦁ Demonstrated knowledge of professional multitrack audio editing software such as Adobe, Vegas Pro or Sound Forge. Knowledge and experience with professional studio equipment and live multitrack microphone techniques.
⦁ Ability to work independently and as a contributing member of the team.
⦁ Strong communication and interpersonal skills required to interact with the engineering team, staff and clients.
⦁ Ability to adapt and keep current with relevant developing technologies.
⦁ Ability to lift 50 lbs.
⦁ Reliable transportation. 
⦁ Ability to work nights and weekends.

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 is an EOE.

4-Way, Cincinnati's String Quartet

Violin Teacher

Posted:
Nov 18, 2016
Organization: 4-Way, Cincinnati’s String Quartet

Position: Violin Teacher

4-Way, Cincinnati’s String Quartet, is seeking an experienced violinist and teacher for its free lessons and chamber music program at Woodford Paideia Elementary School in Kennedy Heights.  

Applicants should have significant experience teaching violin to elementary school age children, a passion for community service, and ideally, high-level experience playing chamber music, as performance opportunities alongside 4-Way’s members may be part of the position. 

Qualified applicants should send a resume to nchaitkin@gmail.com or call Nat Chaitkin at (513) 375-2136.

Hours: 3:30-5:30 P.M on Tuesday afternoons, from January 3 to May 23, 2017, plus occasional planning meetings and student performances.

Pay: $100/week

Duties:

Teach individual and group violin lessons to 5th and 6th grade children; coach beginning chamber music groups; participate in planning of repertoire and performances; perform alongside children and other teachers.

Applicants should have:

- Significant experience teaching violin 

- Desire and ability to work with underserved children in a community-based music program

- A bachelor’s degree in violin performance, music education or chamber music (masters preferred)

- Significant experience performing chamber music

- Excellent organizational and communication skills

- Reliable transportation

- Successful applicant must pass local, state, and federal background check (paid for by 4-Way), and obtain the Cincinnati Public Schools (CPS) Security Badge (required of anyone entering CPS buildings on a regular basis.) 
http://www.cps-k12.org/families-students/student-safety/employee-badges

4-Way is a community-based string quartet, whose vision is to make chamber music an integral part of everyday life in Cincinnati. Its members have performed on the Tonight Show, at the White House, and as soloists with orchestras in the US and Asia. They also enjoy successful careers as orchestral musicians and teachers, and share a deep commitment to community engagement and social action in their work. They are artists in residence at Woodford Paideia this year as part of Cincinnati Public Schools’ Vision 2020 initiative. 

Plaza Artist Materials

Call for Art Instructors

Posted:
Nov 18, 2016
Plaza Artist Materials: Call for Art Instructors

Plaza Artist Materials is currently seeking creatively minded Instructors to offer Classes and Workshops at their Kenwood Location. We offer a dedicated classroom space accommodating up to 10 people, depending on the Class/Workshop offered.

We are seeking Instructors who offer Workshops in the following Media

- Basic Drawing, Figure Drawing, Intro To Pastels, Intro To Oil Painting, Intro To Acrylic Painting, Intro to Watercolor

- Mixed Media, Journaling/Bookmaking, Collage, Polymer Clay, Encaustics.

- Mono Prints, Screen Printing, Textile Arts, Airbrushing, Calligraphy

Please contact Store Manager, Damon Powell, at dpowell@plazaart.com with a brief instructor Bio, a brief description of the Class or Workshop you would like to offer and an overview of how the Class or Workshop is structured.

Frame USA

Custom Art Framer

Posted:
Nov 16, 2016
POSITION: CUSTOM ART FRAMER

JOB SUMMARY: At Frame USA, we are a small, energetic, growing company; we are currently accepting applications for a Full Time Custom Art Framer who can complete custom and specialty framing orders in a timely and quality fashion. Assist customers in the design and creation of a framed product by integrating creativity and other artistic talents.

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

Job Requirements:
- Hands-on experience with custom art framing is preferred
- Two or Four year degree in Art, Design or similar field is required
- Ability to creatively and visually interpret design ideas

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS, not inclusive of all job duties and responsibilities:
- Complete custom frame orders for the Retail Store; including joining frames, cutting mats, cutting and handling specialty glasses, and properly handling and affixing artwork.
- Work and communicate with other team members to ensure smooth flow of order completions; quality inspections; problem solving.
- Confer with customers and other interested parties regarding the nature and content of artwork to be produced. This process includes giving professional advice and recommendations, as necessary.
- Assist customers in the custom matting and/or framing of various varieties of artwork.
- Adhere to all safety and sanitation rules/regulations. Keep work areas clean at all times.
- Perform other duties as assigned, to include creating “Raving Fans”.

COMPENSATION: $11-$12.00 an hour

TO APPLY:

Please send resumes directly to HR Manager Ruby Singh at  rsingh@frameusa.com or visit www.frameusa.com career page.  

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park

Acting Internship Auditions

Posted:
Nov 16, 2016
ACTING INTERNSHIP AUDITIONS- CINCINNATI PLAYHOUSE IN THE PARK

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park is now auditioning for the 2017-2018 Bruce E. Coyle Acting Internship Program. The focus of the program is to support young actors as they learn how a regional theater company operates and how to build a multi-faceted life as an artist. This program supplies a monthly stipend, medical benefits and equity points.

Auditions will be held in Cincinnati, San Francisco and New York City. Video Submissions are accepted, but candidates must be able to attend an in person call back audition to be considered for the program. 

For more information about the program and to submit audition materials please go towww.cincyplay.com. Scroll to the bottom of the page and select EMPLOYMENT. On the employment page select Acting Internships. Links to sign up for audition slots or to submit video auditions can be found there.

For more information, call Tracy Hoida at 513-977-2034.

Cincinnati Arts Association

Events Assistant

Posted:
Nov 16, 2016
POSITION: EVENTS ASSISTANT PART-TIME, SEASONAL 

The Cincinnati Arts Association (CAA) is seeking a highly-motivated individual to fill this part-time, seasonal position at our Aronoff Center for the Arts location. The Event Coordinator will be primarily responsible for advancing and overseeing events, both independently and in support of full-time Event Managers.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
General responsibilities include but are not limited to: effectively communicating with clients to identify details and expectations for theatrical and non-theatrical events; function as primary client contact for event details; liaise between client and venue staff; disseminate information to venue staff; coordinate set up; oversee and ensure smooth execution of assigned events; function as manager-on-duty as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS
This position has a highly variable schedule including days, evenings, weekends and some holidays, as dictated by event schedule. Desired flexibility to work during staff vacations and days off, as needed. This position will be approximately 20 hours per week and may vary from week to week; seasonally (September-June). Weekly staff meetings required. This position also entails remaining on feet for long periods of time, moving quickly and climbing stairs.

The ideal candidate must possess exceptional customer service and communication skills. Must possess the ability to work well as part of the team and independently with minimal supervision. Strong organizational skills and ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously a must. Experience in event planning and execution and/or in theater production (technical theater, front-of-house or arts administration) preferred; working knowledge of the theater production process preferred; an understanding of technical theatre terminology a plus. Familiarity with Microsoft Office. 

TO APPLY:
Interested candidates may complete an application at/or send resume by November 28th 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

Educational Theatre Association

Administrative Support Specialist

Posted:
Nov 11, 2016
The Educational Theatre Association (EdTA) is a professional organization for theatre education with over 100,000 members nationwide. EdTA’s mission is shaping lives through theatre education by: Honoring student achievement in theatre and enriching their theatre education experience; Supporting teachers by providing professional development, networking opportunities, resources, and recognition; and Influencing public opinion that theatre education is essential and builds life skills. EdTA operates the International Thespian Society (ITS), an honorary organization that has inducted over 2 million theatre students since its founding in 1929.

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

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

POSITION REPORTS TO: Assistant Manager of Support Services
EDUCATION REQUIRED: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent preferred
STATUS: Full time, non-exempt
STARTING WAGE: Not Posted

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

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Assists in the production of reports to support organizational decision making.
2. Creates tools to increase the efficiency of staff and supports the ability to be more productive for our membership.
3. Participates in the execution of several key processes, such as event registration, scholarship application processing, and new business development. 
4. Assists in the support of the association's volunteer leaders, as needed.
5. Fulfills volunteer leader materials and information requests.
6. Other tasks as assigned.

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

Please submit cover letter and résumé by email (Subject Line: EdTA Administrative Support Specialist I) to: HRManager@schooltheatre.org
First consideration will be given to applications received by November 18.
No phone calls, please.

Mayerson JCC

Cultural Arts Manager

Posted:
Nov 11, 2016
Position: Cultural Arts Manager

The Mayerson JCC is seeking an energetic, passionate Cultural Arts Manager to join our community-minded team of non-profit professionals! The Cultural Arts Manager is responsible for creating and implementing a wide variety of Jewish and secular cultural programs, classes, family activities and special events which will have a significant impact on JCC members, the Jewish community and the community at large.
 
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS 
- Directly responsible for implementing and executing ongoing classes, programs, and events in the areas of cultural arts.
- Arrange for local, national, and international professional entertainment groups and presenters to perform.
- Attract JCC members, as well as the greater community-at-large, to innovative, high quality and diverse programs.
- Develop, implement and supervise all aspects of specific JCC special events.
- Research other special events for consideration in this or future fiscal years that focus on generating revenue and increasing community outreach and member participation.
- Carry out all program and administrative requirements for the events with assistance from associates.
- Develop budgets for all program areas and provide continual budget responsibility.
- Assist in the promotion and communication of programs.
- Maintain and submit program records in accordance with the requirements of funding sources.
- Lead and assist in the development of grant requests for projects within cultural arts.
- Cultivate and maintain relationships with past, present, and future cultural arts donors in concert with the JCC Development Director.
- Manage, create, and work with relevant Mayerson JCC board/lay committees, as requested.
- Develop and maintain professional relationships with area Jewish and non-Jewish agencies.
- Support other areas of JCC programming as directed by supervisor.
- Perform other duties as assigned

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS 
- Bachelor’s Degree
- 3-5+ years of programming experience, and ability to coordinate special events and programs for all ages, specifically in the areas of arts, culture, and Jewish interest
- Knowledge of the arts.
- Knowledge of Jewish history, culture and religion.
- Strong organizational and time management skills.
- Exceptional communication skills.
- Fluency in Word, Excel and ability to learn various software systems.
- Service-oriented; demonstrates sound judgment and takes initiative.
- Evening and weekends may be required.
 
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.

Please submit your resume via our online application system by clicking on the following link:
https://goo.gl/UOcXMG

Performing Arts, Inc.

Dance Instructor

Posted:
Nov 11, 2016

Position: Dance Instructor

Performing Arts, Inc. are seeking a Dance Instructor for our after-school elementary based dance programs. The candidate MUST be trained in at least 2 of the following genres (though all 3 are preferred): tap, ballet, hip hop. You will be responsible for teaching dance classes at a recreational level. Must be able to work independently as you will be the only representative of our company on site. On top of teaching dance classes, lessons plans and choreography can be provided for you, if you’d like to do your own it must be approved, you will also be in charge of collection payments and communicating with the parents of your dancers as well as the office staff at the school where the classes are held. To learn more about our company please visit performingartsinc.net.  We have programs at many schools east, west, and north of Cincinnati as well as in Northern Kentucky.

Interested candidates should contact Tina Lukondi at tina@performingartsinc.net or 513-257-4482 with your experience. 

ArtsWave

Director of Marketing & Communications

Posted:
Nov 4, 2016
Position: Director, Marketing & Communications 

Position Purpose 
ArtsWave, Cincinnati’s local arts agency and the largest united arts fund in the nation, is seeking a Director of Marketing & Communications. Reporting to the President & CEO, the primary responsibilities of this full-time position will be development and execution of marketing, branding and communications plans for ArtsWave; marketing support for the annual community campaign; and guidance of strategic, collaborative marketing initiatives. This senior staff member will serve as an integral member of the management team and a close partner to the CEO in advancing a vision of community impact and deeper engagement through the arts, as outlined in ArtsWave’s Blueprint for Collective Action in the Arts Sector. 

Essential Functions and Responsibilities 
The Director of Marketing & Communications will manage a team that develops and implements data-informed marketing and communications plans, produces signature events, builds loyalty and engagement with constituent groups and the broader public, and explores and leverages new technologies. He/she will also ensure coordination with and support for the Development team that raises more than $12MM annually from over 40,000 donors; ensure exchange of information and alignment with the Impact Services team, and ensure coordination and optimization of data resources across the organization. He/she will protect and advance the organization’s brand reputation and drive broader awareness and support for ArtsWave and for the arts sector. 

Marketing Strategy 
* Develop comprehensive marketing strategy for ArtsWave that builds brand awareness and engagement around the annual fundraising campaign, signature events, donor benefits and loyalty programs, communications vehicles, digital tools, and forward-looking tactics related to data insights and new technologies 
* Advance and direct large-scale, collaborative arts sector marketing projects including a cultural tourism marketing campaign, national PR efforts, consolidated patron database, and scaling up of arts-related technologies currently in development 
* Oversee creation of marketing campaigns around defined market segments and affinity groups 
* Establish KPIs and report on ROI for key projects and tactics 
* Manage paid and leveraged media relationships and budgets 

Communications & Donor Engagement Strategy 

* Create and communicate both integrated and targeted messages that promote arts experiences and arts impact 
* Oversee creation and coordination of editorial calendars, content, social media strategy, media relations, bloggers and ambassadors
* Direct and optimize the continued build-out of websites: www.theartswave.org; CincyArtsGuide.com; and CincyArtsAndSTEM.org. Create plans to increase web traffic; establish new media partnerships, distribution channels, syndication opportunities, and content 
* Write and/or edit content for newsletters and donor/stakeholder communications 
* Draft press releases, positioning statements and speeches 
* Prepare and compile reports and presentations for the CEO and Board 
* Supervise planning and execution of community events including Macy’s Arts Sampler and ArtsWave Presents 

Campaign Support 
* Coordinate content, design and execution of collateral materials, assets and advertising with design agency and vendors 
* Create and maintain budgets for marketing materials, collateral, etc. 
* Provide input on donor acquisition and retention strategies 
* Recommend and develop digital giving platforms 
* Make presentations to donor groups or support campaign events as needed 

Leadership and Management 
* Support the CEO in development of overall strategy and operational plans to ensure close alignment on priorities and 
* Serve as spokesperson as needed for ArtsWave on key issues and accomplishments 
* Serve as staff liaison to the Marketing Committee of the Board 
* Represent ArtsWave as requested at major cultural and civic events as assigned 
* Convene arts marketing directors regularly to facilitate collaboration and provide coordination, coaching, technical assistance to arts organizations/projects as requested 
* Oversee the day-to-day activities of the department including budgeting, planning and staff management 
* Establish and monitor staff performance and development goals, assign accountabilities, set objectives, establish priorities, and conduct annual performance appraisals 
* Engage other staff members throughout the office as appropriate to leverage cross-functional teams and implement signature events 
* Promote a donor-centric culture of high performance, innovation and continuous improvement that values collaboration and a commitment to excellence 

Required Competencies
* Experience in managing a comprehensive strategic marketing, communications, media relations, and events program to advance an organization's mission and goals 
* Ability to distill and prioritize big ideas into strategic and tactical marketing plans 
* Openness to new ideas; ability to balance innovation with respect for tradition 
* Enthusiasm for creating and sustaining a donor-centric environment 
* Demonstrated success leading and managing a team, including volunteers, so that all are aligned on goals and feel they are contributing to success 
* Knowledge of the arts or interest in learning about the arts in Cincinnati 
* Skills and confidence to gain the respect of high-performing Board and volunteers 
* Clear and compelling communication and presentation skills 
* Ability to make decisions in a changing environment and anticipate future needs 
* Ability to multi-task, meet deadlines, work independently and stay calm in a fast-paced environment 
* Ability to approach challenges in a positive manner and lead with enthusiasm 
* Maturity, sound judgment and professional appearance and demeanor at all times 
* Commitment to the mission, vision and values of ArtsWave 

Minimum Qualifications
* Minimum of 5 years experience in marketing and communications including management of teams 
* Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in related field of study 
* Demonstrated experience in developing and measuring the success of multi-channel marketing campaigns 
* Fluency with Office 365, spreadsheets and databases; ability to rapidly learn new computer skills and platforms as needed, including Microsoft Dynamics CRM 
* Familiarity with Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, PhotoShop, HTML, video creation/editing, and digital photography desired 
* Must be willing to work occasional nights and weekends at ArtsWave events and represent ArtsWave at the performances and events of our arts/cultural partners as requested. 

To apply
Send cover letter explaining your interest and a resume with salary requirements toalecia.kintner@theartswave.org. Position open until filled but suggest that materials are received by Nov 23. Please do not call us; we will contact you if we would like to take the next step for an in-person meeting. Writing samples and references will also be requested at that time. 

Cincinnati Ballet

Individual Giving Manager

Posted:
Nov 4, 2016
Job Title: Individual Giving Manager
Department: Development
Reports to: Director of Development
Full-time/Exempt: 40 plus hours 
Direct Reports: None

Summary

Reporting to the Director of Development, the Individual Giving Manager will have primary responsibility for the leading the organization’s annual giving efforts, establishing strategy and implementing fundraising plans for sustaining and increasing the number of annual donors and the size of individual donations. 

Working as an integral member of Cincinnati Ballet’s (CB) development team the Individual Giving Manager is expected to solicit and steward donors working collaboratively with and in support of the Director of Development, Development Team, Executive Director, Board members, volunteers and other Cincinnati Ballet staff. The Individual Giving Manager must demonstrate a strong commitment to CB’s mission, have success in personally soliciting gifts from individuals, possess sound fundraising judgment and utilize outstanding communication and organizational skills.


DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
⦁ Development and implement strategies for solicitations that will grow annual revenue from individuals.  
⦁ Personally steward relationships and solicitations of donations $1 to $4,999. 
⦁ Manage Dancer Sponsorship, Live Music and other targeted giving initiatives.
⦁ Prepare solicitation materials, including background documents, gift request letters, proposals and appreciation reports.
⦁ Assume responsibility for all aspects of Individual Giving campaigns which include mailed appeals, phone calls, in-person solicitations, manage and monitor online giving initiatives.
⦁ Support executive leadership and board leadership in donor cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship.
⦁ Conduct prospect solicitation briefings with senior staff and key solicitors.
⦁ Debrief team members following visits, produce call reports and strategies for next steps. 
⦁ Oversee individual recognition program including Annual Fund, Live Music and Dancer Sponsorship. 
⦁ Provide guidance to Donor Relations Manager on acknowledgement letter preparation and distribution.
⦁ Serve as a liaison to the Development and Trustees Committees (Live Music & Dancer Sponsorship), preparing assignments, agendas, and priorities.
⦁ Prepare research and talking points prior to donor visits.
⦁ Work collaboratively with Prospect Researcher Manager to identify individual prospects for general operating support and targeted programmatic funding.
⦁ Proactively communicate development plan and all mid-course modifications to the Director of Development and provide weekly updates of status and progress.
⦁ Track all interactions with individual giving donors in Tessitura data base. 
⦁ Participate in weekly meetings with other development staff and marketing staff.
⦁ Coordinate cultivation events in partnership with Special Events Manager for prospects and current donors. Examples of Cultivation Events – open rehearsals with tour of facilities, studio experiences, receptions at donor homes, appreciation receptions for donors and dancer sponsorship events. Work with external vendors including mail houses, printers, designers, etc. to deliver campaigns and produce high quality communication materials. 
⦁ Perform other duties as assigned

Interaction
The Individual Giving Manager will collaborate closely with Development, Marketing, Administration, Volunteers and Board Members and provide information to donors, potential donors, volunteers and others from the community. Must be able to demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Commitment to Service
S/he must be responsive to the needs and request of CB staff, volunteers and Board of Trustees. S/he must extend courtesy, friendliness and overall respect to all of the above. S/he will collaborate with other staff and/or departments to meet the needs and expectation of Donors. Attention to detail is extremely important for this position.

SKILLS FOR SUCCESS
⦁ Outgoing personality and ability to initiate and enjoy direct communication with donors and potential donors; customer-service orientation 
⦁ Ability to proactively manage multiple tasks, prioritize work and be able to meet tight deadlines.
⦁ Demonstrated experience of increasing contributed revenue from annual campaigns.
⦁ Strong verbal, written, interpersonal communication, and problem-solving skills.
⦁ Excellent interpersonal, analytical and organizational skills.
⦁ Attention to detail and accuracy in Tessitura 
⦁ Experience with Windows based applications including knowledge of database, Internet and Microsoft Office Applications. 
⦁ Proven relationship building and volunteer relations.
⦁ Ability to set targets and develop strategies for success.
⦁ A respect for confidentiality.
⦁ Commitment to the arts.
⦁ Evenings and weekends maybe required.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
⦁ Tessitura experience desired.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS
⦁ Flexibility to work weekends and evenings.
⦁ Successful completion of a background check
⦁ Valid state driver’s license

QUALIFICATIONS
Bachelor’s degree required with 3-5 years’ of fundraising experience; or an equivalent combination of education/experience.

Please direct inquires and forward a cover letter and resume to: hr@cballet.org, Human Resources, Cincinnati Ballet, 1555 Central Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45214 

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

Miller Gallery

Gallery Sales

Posted:
Oct 31, 2016
Position: Gallery Sales 

Miller Gallery is Cincinnati’s oldest fine art gallery and is located in Hyde Park.  We are looking for an experienced art sales person who wants to work 20-30 hours per week. This position will report to the Executive Director of the Gallery and be focused on selling fine art.

- Act as the first point of contact for clients and guests
- Deal with all inquiries both from personal visits as well as phone and email
- Attend and promote gallery activities, events and receptions
- Continue our outreach to potential clients 
- Become very knowledgeable with all software programs and website
- Assist the Director with connecting to museums and other local art venues
- Assist the Director with other functions of running the gallery

Qualifications:
- Excellent verbal and writing skills
- Prefer Bachelor Degree in Arts
- Strong knowledge and love of fine art
- Previous sales experience / ability – gallery sales experience a plus
- Willingness to learn, team player, energetic

Please send resume and salary requirements to: DaveHumphrey@artonomyinc.com.

3CDC

Event Lead

Posted:
Oct 31, 2016
Job Title: Event Lead
Department: Events
Supervisor: Civic Space Supervisor or Memorial Hall Manager
Work Location: 3CDC’s main office, 1203 Walnut St.
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
EEOC Job Classification:  
Supervises: Customer Service Representatives 

Organizational Overview:

3CDC is a private, non-profit, full-service, real estate development and finance organization focused on revitalizing Cincinnati’s urban core in partnership with the City of Cincinnati and the Cincinnati corporate community. 3CDC’s work is specifically focused on the Central Business District and in the Over-the-Rhine neighborhood. 3CDC invests in and develops residential, office and retail properties, parking facilities and civic spaces. 3CDC also manages multiple real estate assets and provides event production services and management for three major civic Spaces-Fountain Square, Washington Park, and Memorial Hall. With an annual operating budget of $8.5 million, 3CDC has a staff of close to 80 full time and 120 part-time employees engaged in real estate development, asset management, event production, civic space operations, marketing, public relations, fundraising, finance and accounting. To date, 3CDC has invested in real estate projects totaling over one billion dollars. In addition, 3CDC manages over 22 assets with annual operating revenues totaling more than $20 million. 

3CDC also manages The Cincinnati Equity Fund and the Cincinnati New Markets Fund (the Funds). These investment funds, totaling about $155 million, provide necessary financial capital to 3CDC’s development projects. 

Job Summary:

The Event Lead assists the Supervisor or Manager on duty with various aspects of beverage sales and events at Fountain Square (an outdoor public space at Fifth and Vine streets downtown), Washington Park (an outdoor public space located adjacent to Music Hall in Over-the-Rhine) and/or other locations as they become available in accordance with the established policies and procedures. Functions include assisting with beverage sales, customer service, and safety. 

Tasks:
- Work with customer service representatives to exceed patrons’ expectations for customer service, quality and cleanliness.
- Enforce posted rules as needed to promote positive experiences for all patrons.
- Support and assist with the on-site experience for vendors and sponsors.  
- Work closely with the event management team to ensure the event and beverage sales are set up and taken down properly.
- Oversee site staff and volunteers to execute 
- Take initiative during an event, from start to finish, to ensure complete client satisfaction.
- Troubleshoot problems that may occur while on shift, including missing product, malfunctioning equipment and staffing concerns.
- Ability to take direction from and report information to direct supervisors. 
- Completes required paperwork and checklists for shifts in a timely and thorough manner per the reporting requirements. 

This job description is not intended to be all inclusive.  The employee will also perform other reasonably related business duties as assigned by their immediate supervisor and other management as required.

Qualifications

- Excellent customer service skills.
- Personable, positive and enthusiastic attitude with capability to deal effectively with people (both internal and external).
- Relevant facility management and event management experience required.
- Experience with the arts preferred for shifts at Memorial Hall. 
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Excellent organizational skills, work habits and consistent follow-through.
- Able to make good decisions quickly in stressful situations.
- Sense of initiative with desire to become truly involved in the business and the downtown communities.

Licenses, Credentials, Certifications:  

Serv Safe or TIPS certified preferred. 

Skills or specialized knowledge:  

Physical and Mental Demands:
- Mental requirements: compare, decide direct, problem solve, analyze, instruct, and interpret.
- The ability to work well under stress.
- Job requires lifting 50lbs. (e.g. beer cases, bags of ice, bags of salt) and at least 8 hours on one’s feet in the elements.
- Must be age 21 or older and be able to work 10-28 hours per week, holidays, primarily evenings and weekends.

Disclaimer:  

This job description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.  It is not intended and should not be construed to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or work conditions associated with the job. Furthermore, the employer reserves the right to revise or change the job duties and responsibilities as the need arises.

To Apply

Visit 3cdc.org/job-opportunities to appy. 

3CDC

Customer Service Representative (CSR-Event)

Posted:
Oct 31, 2016
Title: Customer Service Representative (CSR-Event)

Reports to: Event Lead and Event Supervisor

Organizational Overview:
3CDC is a private, nonprofit, full-service real estate development and finance corporation focused on revitalizing Cincinnati’s urban core in partnership with the City of Cincinnati and the Cincinnati corporate community. Our work is specifically focused on the Central Business District and the Over-the-Rhine neighborhood. 3CDC invests in and develops residential, office and retail properties, parking facilities and civic spaces, manages several major real estate assets and provides event production services for Fountain Square and Washington Park. 3CDC actively manages and operates approximately 2,538 parking spaces, 63 residential rental units, and 222,832 square feet of commercial space.

In addition, 3CDC manages the Cincinnati Equity Fund (CEF), and the Cincinnati New Markets Fund (CNMF) and its subsidiaries. These investment funds play an important role by providing needed financial capital to 3CDC’s development projects.

Position Summary:
The Customer Service Representative (CSR-Event) assists the Operations teams and other seasonal staff in facilitating event beverage sales at Fountain Square (an outdoor public space at Fifth and Vine streets downtown), Washington Park (an outdoor public space located adjacent to Music Hall in Over-the-Rhine) and/or other locations as they become available in accordance with established policies and procedures. CSRs are integral to our success at supplying a quality experience to each and every visitor to our public spaces. The CSR is also responsible for adhering to company policies to maximize sales and minimize error, allowing the public spaces to meet their revenue goals. This is an hourly seasonal position.

The CSR-Event is responsible for working with the 3CDC staff to (1) provide top level customer service to all visitors within our civic spaces and entertainment districts. (2) achieve a mission of “class A” physical maintenance of our civic spaces and entertainment districts, and (3) ensure safety for the residents and patrons of our civic spaces and entertainment districts. 

Position Responsibilities:
The CSR’s responsibilities include, but are not necessarily limited to, working with the Event Management and Leads to accomplish the following: 
- Ensuring each patron at our events has an enjoyable and safe visit by tending to all needs as directed by supervisors and coordinators.
- Assisting with event setup, beverage sales setup, beverage sales tear down, and event teardown.  
- Deliver quality customer service experiences by appropriately addressing patron needs to increase guest satisfaction and drive sales.
- Drive traffic to our revenue generators by engaging patrons through communication, information, and hospitality. 
- Operate POS register system for beverage sales, ticket sales, and/or merchandise.
- Prepare and serve beverages (you must be at least 21 years old to serve alcohol).
- Follow all loss prevention and cash handling policies and procedures, including completing transactions, making change, counting tills, securing cash and currency, and completing daily paperwork.
- Maintain the safety and cleanliness of employee bathrooms, offices, supply rooms, common areas, and beverage storage areas to support the efficiency of the civic spaces. 
- Other duties as assigned.

Position Qualifications:
- - Excellent customer service skills.
Ability to work extended and flexible hours including nights, weekends and holidays.
- - Ability to clearly, effectively, and professionally interact with peers, supervisors, and the public. Will collaborate effectively with others to produce results.
Ability to remain, efficient, positive and professional when handling large crowds or under pressure.
 Personable, positive and enthusiastic attitude with capability to deal effectively with people (both internal and external).
- Ability to mix and pour drinks in accordance with the law and our policies and procedures.
- Cash-handling experience preferred. 
- Food and beverage service, hospitality, or retail experience a bonus. 
- Sense of initiative with desire to become truly involved in the operations and programming of our civic spaces. 
- Job requires lifting 25lbs. (e.g. beer cases, bags of ice, bags of salt) and at least 8 hours on one’s feet in the elements.
- Be able to work 10-20 hours per week, holidays, primarily evenings and weekends.

Please visit 3CDC’s career center located at http://www.3cdc.org/job-opportunities to apply for this position. 

3CDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

3CDC

Memorial Hall Tech Lead

Posted:
Oct 31, 2016
Job Title: Memorial Hall Tech Lead
Department: Events
Supervisor: Production Manager
Work Location: Memorial Hall
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
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Supervises: Memorial Hall Technicians

Organizational Overview
:

3CDC is a private, non-profit, full-service, real estate development and finance organization focused on revitalizing Cincinnati’s urban core in partnership with the City of Cincinnati and the Cincinnati corporate community. 3CDC’s work is specifically focused on the Central Business District and in the Over-the-Rhine neighborhood.  3CDC invests in and develops residential, office and retail properties, parking facilities and civic spaces. 3CDC also manages multiple real estate assets and provides event production services and management for two major civic Spaces-Fountain Square and Washington Park. With an annual operating budget of $8.5 million, 3CDC has a staff of close to 80 full time and 120 part-time employees engaged in real estate development, asset management, event production, civic space operations, marketing, public relations, fundraising, finance and accounting. To date, 3CDC has invested in real estate projects totaling over one billion dollars. In addition, 3CDC manages over 22 assets with annual operating revenues totaling more than $20 million.  

3CDC also manages The Cincinnati Equity Fund and the Cincinnati New Markets Fund (the Funds). These investment funds, totaling about $155 million, provide necessary financial capital to 3CDC’s development projects. 

Job Summary:

The Memorial Hall Tech Lead will serve as the primary audiovisual and theatrical technician in Memorial Hall. Reporting to the Production Manager, with additional supervision by the Memorial Hall Manager, the Memorial Hall Tech Lead will coordinate all AV and theatrical activity in the Hall, and will work with rental clients, partners, and internal stakeholders to fulfill these needs for events. The Tech Lead will also manage technical event staff, and will oversee safety in the Anderson Theater.

The position will require eight (8) hours of daytime administrative work each week, plus a projected average of fifteen (15) hours per week preparing and working events. The Memorial Hall Tech lead will have the opportunity to augment his / her workload with additional paid calls at Washington Park and Fountain Square.

Tasks:

- Serve as the primary technician for events at Memorial Hall.
- Manage technical staff for events.
- Plan and implement transitions between events.
- Develop and implement safety protocol for use of Anderson Theater.
- Maintain theatrical equipment.
- Meet and work with clients, partners, and internal stakeholders to fulfill event requirements.

This job description is not intended to be all inclusive. The employee will also perform other reasonably related business duties as assigned by their immediate supervisor and other management as required.

Qualifications

- Bachelors degree in theater or sound design, or equivalent experience.
- 5+ years experience as a primary technician in an event venue.
- Experience leading teams of tech crew.

Licenses, Credentials, Certifications:  

None

Skills or specialized knowledge:  

- Aptitude in all areas of technical theatre, including lighting, sound (live mixing, mic’ing, stage plot fulfillment), projection / video, rigging.
- Aptitude with Yamaha CL3 console, Crestron systems, and / or ETC Eos console a plus.
- Aptitude with Vectorworks or comparable CAD software a plus.
- Comfort setting and conducting meetings with clients.
- Must be able to maintain the highest degree of confidentiality.

Physical and Mental Demands:

- Calm in stressful production situations.
- Able to meet strict timelines.
- Flexible schedule, including mostly evenings and weekends, while making Memorial Hall events a priority over outside work.
- Comfort and accountability working alone and unsupervised.
- Significant physical labor required, including working at heights, lifting and moving heavy objects (up to 40lbs).
- Frequently required to sit at a desk/workstation for long periods of time.
- Ability to work at a computer terminal for an extended period of time.
 -Digital dexterity and hand/eye coordination in operation of office equipment.
 -Able to speak and hear employees on the phone or in person.
- Additional mental requirements: compare, decide direct, problem solve, analyze, instruct, and interpret.
- The ability to work well under stress.

Disclaimer:  

This job description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.  It is not intended and should not be construed to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or work conditions associated with the job. Furthermore, the employer reserves the right to revise or change the job duties and responsibilities as the need arises.

To Apply

Visit 3cdc.org/job-opportunities to apply for this position. 

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

Brand Director - CSO

Posted:
Oct 14, 2016
Position: Cincinnati Symphony (CSO) Brand Director

Company Description: Comprised of the world’s finest musicians, the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra aims to fulfill its mission: to seek and share inspiration. A cornerstone of the Cincinnati arts community, the CSO’s vision is to engage audiences and community better than any other orchestra in the world. The CSO, which also performs and records as the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, presents over 100 concerts and events annually, making Cincinnati the smallest population in the U.S. to support an Orchestra that performs 52 weeks a year. 

As Music Hall, the CSO’s performance home, undergoes renovation during the 2016-2017 season, the Orchestra has made the historic Taft Theatre its “home away from home.” Please note, during its season at the Taft Theatre, the administrative offices will operate out of the Carew Tower. The CSO will return to Music Hall, located in the historic and vibrant Over-the-Rhine neighborhood, upon completion of the renovation for its 2017-18 season.

As one of the oldest symphony orchestras in the United States, the CSO has achieved international critical acclaim and an operating budget that consistently places it among America’s top 10 orchestras. The CSO serves as an ambassador for Greater Cincinnati to the world through national and international tours and an extensive Grammy-winning recording catalog, with over 10 million recordings sold worldwide. The success of the CSO is predicated by its values: it is an orchestra determined for greatness and committed to experimentation that serves as Cincinnati’s ambassador to the world and remains devoted to the Cincinnati community.   

Position Summary: The CSO Brand Director serves as a key member of the senior marketing team, developing and executing strategies that help us continue to achieve our organizational vision. The primary responsibility is to increase ticket sales and attendance to the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and related activities, including CSO Chamber Players and classical specials.

This position requires a private-sector head and a public-sector heart. The ideal candidate embraces data-driven approaches to his/her work, and has experience establishing appropriate metrics for tracking success, and developing effective strategies based on analysis. The ideal candidate also has experience with media buying, customer segmentation and strategy. This position reports to the VP of Marketing and works collaboratively across the organization, and in close connection with the Pops Brand Director.

Job Duties and Responsibilities
• Direct, create and implement subscription and single ticket marketing campaigns for the CSO and related brands to achieve ticket revenue and attendance targets.
• Work closely with the CSO Director of Artistic Administration to drive success of the CSO through strategic programming, packaging, pricing and promotion. Success is measured by ticket sales, retention, and the “progression of engagement” from single ticket purchase through subscription. 
• Deeply understand the audiences for classical concerts and serve of the voice of the customer in all discussions.
• Plan for successful transition and retention/acquisition of classical audiences back into a renovated hall for the 2017-18 season.
• Plan and execute direct mail, email, telemarketing and media buys in conjunction with Pops Brand Director; nurture relationships with media outlets to leverage as much donated and in-kind support as possible.
• Manage marketing budget; forecast sales and analyze effectiveness of marketing activities. 
• Copywriting and editing. Help direct freelance designers and consultants as necessary.
• Serve as a staff liaison to CSO Encore, a thriving YP group. 
• Manage the Marketing Manager, and nurture positive culture in the department. 
• Oversee and help execute special events as needed. 
• Other duties as assigned.

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

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

Please send cover letter and resume to:
hr@cincinnatisymphony.org
Please put “CSO Brand Director” in the subject line.

No third party applications will be accepted.

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park

Capital Campaign Director

Posted:
Oct 14, 2016
Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park is an equal opportunity employer and encourages inquiries about this position from a broad spectrum of candidates reflecting the diversity of the community we serve.

Job Title: Capital Campaign Director 

Position Overview

The Capital Campaign Director will lead the successful promotion, management and day-to-day operations of the Playhouse’s upcoming Capital Campaign.  The Campaign Director works collaboratively with the Development Director, the Campaign Chair(s), and the President of the Playhouse’s Board of Trustees. The Campaign Director is a full-time exempt position with benefits. Evening and weekend hours are sometimes required.

Reports to
: Managing Director and Artistic Director

Position Responsibilities
• Direct the implementation of all aspects of the Capital Campaign, including the execution of the fundraising operating plan, timeline, and achievement of clearly defined benchmarks and goals.

• Serve as the primary contact for Campaign Counsel in the day-to-day management of the campaign.

• Establish solicitation priorities, manage prospect lists and research, develop and execute targeted cultivation plans and solicitation strategies for a select group of high-potential prospects.

• Work closely with the Campaign Cabinet Chair(s) regarding the strategy and cultivation of the highest net-worth donor prospects.

• Manage the cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of a personal portfolio of Campaign prospects.
    • Work with Individual Giving/Stewardship Manager to capture patron information            and movement in Tessitura, the Playhouse’s database.

• Implement a communications plan to enhance the visibility and appreciation of the Playhouse in the context of the quiet phase of the Campaign.

• Create and manage cultivation events and other engagement opportunities to build and enhance relationships with prospective major donors.

• Maintain an active Campaign calendar (for solicitations, cultivation events, follow-up actions, etc.) and manage the tracking system for a moves management pipeline.

• Create and write Campaign print and electronic collateral materials including the case statement and pledge cards, working with the Playhouse marketing team to ensure all materials fit within the new organizational branding.   Coordinate the design and production of all Campaign materials. 

• Create and write other Campaign documents, including Campaign Cabinet and Board presentations, solicitation materials, acknowledgements and gift agreement letters.

• Serve as the primary liaison with the Campaign Cabinet including coordination of regular meetings and management of Cabinet members’ cultivation and solicitation activities.

• Provide weekly/monthly analysis and progress reports to Campaign Cabinet, Board, Development Director and Playhouse Leadership. 

• Serve as a member of the Playhouse’s senior management team, working cohesively with staff in all departments within the Playhouse. 
 
Competencies
• Minimum five years of progressive experience in fundraising, with a track record of success in meeting fundraising goals.
• A detailed knowledge of major gifts fundraising, as well as capital campaign strategy and implementation.
• Superb interpersonal skills that empower the candidate to be as comfortable in a private conversation as she/he is networking at a cocktail party.
• Superb verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to develop written reports and deliver presentations communicating Campaign progress to multiple constituents.  
• Ability to successfully manage and build relationships with individuals, corporate donors, foundation representatives, government officials, Board leadership, and Playhouse staff.
• Self-motivated with the ability to take initiative to meet goals in a time sensitive environment with impeccable attention to detail and accuracy.
• Energetic, flexible and adaptable, and able to multi-task and work independently in an environment with competing deadlines.
• Ability to work as an effective team member in a fast-paced environment.
• A strong ethical character and the ability to handle sensitive and confidential information appropriately and with discretion.
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite applications: Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook, and donor software -Tessitura preferred.
• Appreciation for the performing arts and theater in particular.
• Familiarity with major arts and culture funders in the Greater Cincinnati area is preferred.

Physical Demands:
• The employee is frequently required to stand and walk, and occasionally stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.
• The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.
• This position is partially sedentary, and the employee is required to regularly talk and hear.

To Apply:
Submit your cover letter and resume with three references to:  
Buzz Ward, Managing Director and Blake Robison, Artistic Director
Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park
962 Mt. Adams Circle
Cincinnati, OH  45202
campaigndir@cincyplay.com
Applicants will be reviewed upon receipt of resume.

Learning Through Art, Inc.

Business and Communications Intern

Posted:
Oct 14, 2016
Learning Through Art, Inc.
Position: Business and Communications Intern 
Deadline To Apply: 10/15/2016
Position Dates: 11/01/16 – 5/30/16: Days Flexible; Remote Available 16-20 hours/week
Reports To: Program Manager

Job Description
Learning Through Art, Inc. is looking for a driven, organized intern who shares our passion for providing quality performing arts programs in support of arts education, literacy, community development and engagement, and encouraging multicultural awareness and understanding. This position is a wonderful opportunity to learn about the inner-workings of a local non-profit organization and gain valuable interactions with professionals from a variety of backgrounds, including early education and the performing arts. 

This internship requires 16-20 hours/week; select responsibilities of position can be completed remotely with supervisor’s permission. A small monthly stipend is provided. Course credit can be arranged.

Responsibilities:
• Post regularly on social media platforms, including Facebook and Twitter
• Create newsletters regarding pertinent programs and events 
• Update LTA’s main and e-commerce websites
• Learn and utilize Sprout Social, Constant Contact, and WordPress
• Cultivate public relations opportunities with guidance from supervisors
• Assist with office duties and event preparation as needed

Preferred Qualifications:
• Superior organizational and communication skills
• Ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks at a time
• Small writing sample is required
• Some familiarity with graphic design is preferred but not required

To apply, please send resume and cover letter to

Attn: Nina Parr, Program Manager
Learning Through Art, Inc.
1420 Sycamore Street, Suite F50
Cincinnati, OH 45202 
Or email to nina@lartinc.com with “Business and Communications Intern” in Subject Line. 

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

Director of Institutional Giving

Posted:
Oct 14, 2016
Position: Director of Institutional Giving

Company Description: Comprised of the world’s finest musicians, the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra aims to fulfill its mission: to seek and share inspiration. A cornerstone of the Cincinnati arts community, the CSO’s vision is to engage audiences and community better than any other orchestra in the world. The CSO, which also performs and records as the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, presents over 100 concerts and events annually, making Cincinnati the smallest population in the U.S. to support an Orchestra that performs 52-weeks a year. 

As Music Hall, the CSO’s performance home, undergoes renovation during the 2016-2017 season, the Orchestra has made the historic Taft Theatre its “home away from home.” Please note, during its season at the Taft Theatre, the administrative offices will operate out of the Carew Tower. The CSO will return to Music Hall, located in the historic and vibrant Over-the-Rhine neighborhood, upon completion of the renovation for its 2017-18 season.

As one of the oldest symphony orchestras in the United States, the CSO has achieved international critical acclaim and an operating budget that consistently places it among America’s top 10 orchestras. The CSO serves as an ambassador for Greater Cincinnati to the world through national and international tours and an extensive Grammy-winning recording catalog, with over 10 million recordings sold worldwide. The success of the CSO is predicated by its values: it is an orchestra determined for greatness and committed to experimentation that serves as Cincinnati’s ambassador to the world and remains devoted to the Cincinnati community.   

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

Corporate Support Responsibilities
• Broaden prospect pool by relationship management and directing research;
• Increase the proposal pipeline and size of corporate gifts through critical analysis of research findings leading to the development of strategic cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship approaches; 
• Ensure the timely completion of all corporate, foundation and grant proposals, applications, required reporting and stewardship activities;
• Ensure the proper acknowledgement of all corporate and foundation supporters through deliverables as agreed upon in proposals;
• Utilize the Board of Directors, the Corporate Cabinet and other members of the Philanthropy Team and senior management in the work of institutional giving; 
• Lead the fundraising efforts to secure corporate and foundation support for special projects including but not limited to Classical Roots, LUMENOCITY and One City, One Symphony;
• Lead the effort to generate corporate sponsorships for fundraising events including Opening Night Gala, Spectrum’s annual fundraising event and other events as identified by senior management.

Foundation and Government Support Responsibilities
• Anticipate needs of ArtsWave and take proactive approach to ensuring the organization is in line with ArtsWave strategies and requests;
• Meet aggressive foundation and government giving goals by actively developing new and existing relationships with key stakeholders at foundations, city officials and agencies;
• Work in close collaboration with the Foundation and Grants Manager to develop proposal strategies and oversee the gathering of necessary information to execute and submit grants in a timely manner.
• Advance the CSO’s goal to secure support from national funders, including increasing the CSO’s profile with the National Endowment for Arts
• With the Foundation and Grants Manager, serve as staff liaison to the Government Affairs Committee

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

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

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

Please send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to:
hr@cincinnatisymphony.org 
Please put “Director of Institutional Giving” in the subject line.
No third party applications will be accepted.

The Art Academy of Cincinnati

SmartArt Instructor

Posted:
Oct 14, 2016
Position: Art Academy SmartArt Instructor

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

The AAC’s Community Education Department (AAC CE) is dedicated to providing a distinctive education to children, teens, and adults, empowering them to embrace their artistic abilities by giving them the proper tools to pursue a life of creativity. 

For over 20 years, the SmartArt Program, taught by artists and art educators from the AAC, and funded by a grant from Procter & Gamble, has supported art integration in Cincinnati Public Schools. This long-running, successful program provides a free, hands-on, art lesson that coordinates with the CPS teacher’s curriculum.

The classroom teacher selects the subject matter and curriculum to be covered, and then the SmartArt instructor will coordinate with the CPS teacher, plan, and implement the lesson. 

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

Responsibilities
Communicate with the classroom teacher to coordinate visit and lesson plan
Create customized lesson plan with age and material appropriate activities according to the classroom’s request and Common Core Standards
Acquire and transport all supplies necessary to implement lesson

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

The Art Academy of Cincinnati is an equal opportunity employer. 

To Apply:
Submit a letter of interest and resume with three (3) references. A lesson plan and art sample may be requested during interview process.
Email: ceoutreach@artacademy.edu
Fax: 513-562-8778

Please no phone calls.

Activities Beyond the Classroom

Development Director

Posted:
Oct 12, 2016

Position: Development Director

Activities Beyond the Classroom
Activities Beyond the Classroom (ABC) is a 26 employee, $4,000,000 revenue non-profit serving students in the Cincinnati Public School (CPS) District.  Our mission is to ensure that CPS students participate in activities beyond the classroom that help them develop the skills they need to succeed in life. We put a special emphasis on supporting extracurricular activities at the junior high and high school level.

Description
ABC is seeking an experienced, full-time Development Director to lead all aspects of fund development in collaboration with the Executive Director and under the oversight and guidance of a 10-15 member Board.  Responsibilities include the planning, implementation, and oversight of fund development strategies to provide for the growth and sustainability of the Foundation.

Job Responsibilities

  • Manage current and cultivate new foundation relationships and grants.
  • Oversee all grant writing with the help of the business manager.
  • Manage individual giving via a combination of an annual direct mail campaign and individual donations.
  • Cultivate current leads and identify potential new donors either by class at the $50-$500 level or individually at the $1,000+ level.
  • Develop and manage a Corporate Sponsorship initiative.
  • Coordinate all fund development with social media initiatives of the Foundation.

    Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of demonstrated success as a front-line fund-raiser. (Expertise in individual major donors/gifts required, as well as experience with corporate sponsors and grants.)
  • Proven track record of well-honed skills in developing long-term individual and corporate donor cultivation and solicitation strategies.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills; a high level of comfort with direct donor interaction.
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills, including attention to detail.
  • Ability to work well independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to be both engaging and professional when making presentations at events and meetings.
  • Ability to work well with others and to exhibit strong interpersonal skills.

Salary commensurate with experience. To apply, please submit confidential cover letter and resume to info@abccincy.org with the job title in the subject line.

Cincinnati Museum Center

Assistant Manager of Admissions Operations

Posted:
Oct 7, 2016

Assistant Manager of Admissions Operations

The Assistant Manager of Admissions Operations directly manages the daily admissions operations for Consolidated Museums Group (Cincinnati Museum Center and National Underground Railroad Freedom Center).

The Member & Guest Service and Sales department annually collects over $7 million in membership, admissions, programs/events and parking revenues using a sales system and database of over 20,000 Member households and 100,000 constituent records while serving over 1.5 million guests each year.

The Assistant Manager assists the Manager in the planning of, and then executes tactics to meet the department’s service delivery and sales goals. This includes supervising a staff of Associates and volunteers (approximately 50 people) and managing the daily operation of box office, parking, attraction entrances, group entry, membership and some special exhibits functions. The Assistant Manager is responsible for providing superior hospitality and service and executing support functions including cash handling and reconciliation, training, monitoring supply levels, systems maintenance, and daily staffing and scheduling. In addition, the Assistant Manager will assist the Managers in coordinating with all other departments to provide a safe, friendly, and optimally functional Rotunda, lobby, group entry, parking lot, and attraction egresses, especially during peak times, emergencies, and special events. 

The Assistant Manager will serve as a role model and leader of the level of service and hospitality we expect of our staff and will assist the Manager in delivering consistent brand-quality messaging, service, and hospitality to our guests and Members. Additionally, the Assistant Manager must work on a daily basis to deliver a seamless sales experience to our guests and Members while aggressively maximizing sales, driving incremental revenues, and actively soliciting new Members.

The Assistant Manager will actively pursue information related to departmental goals, policies, procedures, and strategies and will assist the Manager in maintaining all reporting necessary to monitor progress and create action plans to meet goals and compliance. 

All core duties and responsibilities are to be performed with a guest-centric attitude, providing superior hospitality and service. The following core duties and responsibilities are to be performed with the mindset of the guest as an individual, delivering on these responsibilities with their experience in mind:

 Operations (70%)

  • Directly manage ticket sales, group entry, program sales and Member Pass transactions and fulfillment at Point of Sale; including collecting revenue, applying appropriate special offer/promotion/incentive, recording accurate guest and Member data, printing and distributing the Member Pass and loading corresponding benefits to the Member Pass
  • Provide initial service to guests and Members and perform service recovery as necessary to address concerns/issues and resolve conflicts that arise; escalate situations to department Manager on Duty as necessary
  • Lead by example, provide direct training and support and supervise admissions team while promoting a positive work environment and the missions of the Consolidated Museums Group
  • Maintain integrity and precision of sales system and database records to ensure best information is available to fully assist guests and Members and coordinate with Informatics department or call center for any immediate corrections needed for daily operation to continue
  • Assist with the delivery of marketing messaging via signage, collateral, verbal and written communications, and promotions/initiatives, especially as they relate to guest satisfaction an driving repeat visitation, incremental sales, Member retention, and new Member conversion
  • Assist with planning and execution of all guest and Member Appreciation events, film screenings, exhibit previews, recognition activities, special offers, programs, Teacher previews, fundraising efforts, and cross-promotions to provide a special experience that shows guests and Members our true appreciation for their continued support
  • Maintain a safe, clean, and efficiently operating work space, including offices, supply rooms, box office, queuing areas, scanning stations, group entry, and reception and hospitality areas
  • Assist in delivery of initial and ongoing trainings for consistency and improvement in service delivery, salesmanship, hospitality, teambuilding, and messaging to guests and Members with goals of delivering a world-class service experience and creating a culture of exceptional service
  • Enforce loss prevention and cash handling policies and procedures, including variance reporting, finance reconciliation, and securing cash and currency

Logistics (20%)

  • Create staffing schedules and daily break plans to optimize service and labor management; monitor and adjust time keeping system for inaccurate/incomplete shifts and breaks
  • Assist in the development of, and then lead, hospitality and service initiatives that deliver world-class service experiences, appropriately address guest and Member needs, and increase guest satisfaction
  • Monitor sales and attendance on a daily basis and then take appropriate action to maximize revenue
  • Monitor inventory levels of stanchions, office supplies, wheelchairs, strollers, collateral, signage, cash handling, and other related operational needs; resolve shortages immediately and report to Manager
  • Assist with admission hiring plan, to include effective interviewing, coordinating with Human Resources and Volunteer Services, monitoring staffing levels, orienting new hires, and maintaining all necessary documentation
  • Assist with creation, updating, and maintenance of department policies and procedures manuals, job aides and resources, communications tools, and employee handbook

Other (10%)

  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or equivalent required; some college
  • Previous experience delivering training with focus on exceptional service preferred
  • Previous cash handling experience and operational experience with a POS sales system; experience with a relational database (familiarity with Raiser’s Edge is a plus), spreadsheets, word processing and communications software is a plus. 
  • Excellent Guest Service skills including conflict-resolution, team building, and interfacing and collaborating effectively with diverse internal and external audiences; and an outgoing, friendly, approachable personality
  • Proven ability to maintain composure, practice sound judgment, problem solve, critically think, promote a spirit of cooperation and diplomacy and communicate effectively and professionally in high pressure, fast-paced, emergency or unusual situations
  • Must be able to read, write and proofread reports, departmental memos and other related documents.*
  • Ability to type 30-40 wpm, complete complex data entry processes with speed and accuracy, count cash with precision and effectively use Microsoft Office applications*
  • Professional demeanor with a high degree of integrity, confidentiality, ethics and dedication to the missions of Cincinnati Museum Center and National Underground Railroad Freedom Center.
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, communication and presentation skills, written, aural and oral; with strong attention to detail
  • Good analytical skills with the ability to produce, understand, interpret and apply complex data
  • Strong self-motivation and initiative; ability to work both independently and as a team member
  • Strong time management skills including ability to initiate, prioritize, manage and complete multiple tasks in an energetic environment and work well under pressure with periodic heavy workloads, constant demands and frequent interruptions
  • Experience with volunteers is a plus

Working Conditions:

Normal office environment with occasional tasks performed outdoors. Must be able to lift up to 35 pounds. Possible long periods of standing or sitting. Possible periods of moderate walking throughout the building, including stairs. May be exposed to extreme hot or cold weather, including rain and snow when stationed in parking booths.

To apply, please visit http://www.cincymuseumgroup.org/

Taft Museum of Art

Manager of Membership and Annual Giving

Posted:
Oct 7, 2016
Job Title: Manager of Membership and Annual Giving
Reports to: Director of Development and Visitor Experience
Department:  Development
Employment Type: Full Time
Hours: 37.5 Hours (Position requires some weekend and evening hours.)
Wage: Commensurate with experience and education
Benefits: Benefits include health care plan, dental, 401k plan with employer contribution, free parking, vacation, holidays, and sick time.
Other benefits: Museum membership and other special discounts.
To Apply: Send an email with “Manager of Membership and Annual Giving” in the subject line to lnecamp@taftmuseum.org by October 17, 2016.  Include a cover letter, resume, and salary expectations in one document. No calls please.  

POSITION OVERVIEW

The position is responsible for developing, implementing, growing and retaining the Museum’s annual donors (<$800) and Membership campaign.  Serving as the primary advocate and liaison between the Museum and its membership, the Manager of Membership and Annual Giving is responsible for the cultivation, stewardship and solicitation for membership and annual donors.

The Manager of Membership and Annual Giving works closely with the other members of the Development team and throughout the Museum.  This position reports to the Director of Development. The position works closely with the Database Manager who processes donations maintains the Museum’s membership and donor database

 ROLES AND REPONSIBILITIES

Membership (60%)
Grow the Museum’s membership base, and increase members’ levels of commitment, involvement, and investment in the Museum
Conduct new member campaigns, mailings, and initiatives, including maximizing conversion of existing non-member visitors and guests into members
Acknowledge memberships through distribution of membership cards, letters and member specific information
Renew and upgrade members based on longevity and engagement level
Design and implement member promotions, appreciation days, events, discounts, and other methods to develop membership and focus on retention and growing financial investment
Measure, analyze, evaluate, and report outcomes and apply to future planning 
Coordinate bi-annual membership survey and benchmarking study across the sector, understand membership and sector trends

Annual Fund (30%)
Manage the Museum’s annual giving campaigns. Increase the number of donors and average gift size of donors 
Develop and implement a cultivation and stewardship strategy for current, lapsed and prospective annual giving donors
Manage projects related to the annual giving campaign, including but not limited to expense budgets, creation and execution of campaign timelines, and project team coordination.
Produce and write content for materials needed for mailings, work with our graphic designer for layout, envelope design, etc.
Manage annual solicitation lists, segmentations, ask amounts, and support the Director of Development with the leadership campaign
Collaborate and work with the Database Manager to ensure accurate and timely gift acknowledgment, segmentation and data coordination of donors
Collaborate with the Director of Development to identify annual giving campaign supporters who may support at leadership levels, including face-to-face meetings with donors
Measure, analyze, evaluate and report outcomes and apply to future planning

Administration (10%)
Communicate effectively to support membership database and data entry
Create and oversee preparation of gift acknowledgments, renewals, annual fund, and other communications
In coordination with the Manager of Visitor Experience, develop strategies to drive visitor to member promotions, member materials, collateral, and multimedia communications.
Ensure that on-line membership registration systems are active, seamless, and in working order. Return member/donor phone calls in a timely fashion.
Manage expense budgets for print collateral, event coordination, mailings, etc.  
Other duties assigned.

BACKGROUND REQUIREMENTS

Bachelor’s degree, equivalent experience may be accepted
Two plus years’ experience in fundraising, sales, marketing, relationship management or related field strongly preferred
Computer fluency, strong analytic and operating abilities with programs and platforms including Word, Excel, and Raiser’s Edge or other databases; data entry experience helpful


COMPETENCIES AND CAPABILITIES REQUIREMENTS

Visitor Experience: Demonstrates the highest level of customer service to museum visitors, volunteers and patrons. Must be cheerful, welcoming and give a wonderful impression. Strong interpersonal and customer service skills, utilized on a wide variety of constituencies: visitors, members, donors, staff, and volunteers
Builds Trust: Holds oneself accountable for achieving goals and responsibilities assigned. Adheres to all policies and procedures. Follows through on assignments and commitments as promised. Support the TMA Mission, Vision, Goals and Initiatives
Communication & Enrollment: Excellent communication (oral, written) skills; willingness and ability to engage and promote the Museum and membership programs to diverse constituencies over the phone and in-person, and to advocate for members within the Museum
Teamwork/Collaboration: Desire to work effectively on a team, flexibility, and a positive “can-do” attitude. Works cooperatively with supervision or as part of a team. Positive and high-energy.
Problem Solving/Initiative: Desire to create improvements and efficiencies; results-oriented. Takes a proactive approach to problem-solving. Uses critical thinking skills to solve problems and achieve effective solutions. Strong organizational skills that reflect ability to prioritize and perform multiple tasks at the same time with excellent attention to detail. Achieves goals in a fast paced environment. 
Personal Leadership: Strives to consistently achieve excellence in all tasks and goals. Maintains focus and perseveres in face of obstacles. Uses time efficiently; responds quickly and constructively when confronted with challenges. 

About the Taft Museum of Art: The Taft Museum of Art is one of the finest small art museums in America. A National Historic Landmark built in 1820, the Taft is home to an extensive art collection that includes European and American master paintings, Chinese porcelains, and European decorative arts. 

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

Taft Museum of Art

Museum Shop & Visitor Services Associate

Posted:
Oct 7, 2016
Job Title: Museum Shop & Visitor Services Associate
Reports to: Manager, Museum Shop & Visitor Services.
Department:  Facility & Operations
Employment Type: Part-Time/Nonexempt
Hours: 6-19 hours/week, competitive hourly rate based on experience. Must be able to work weekends and holidays.  
Benefits: Free parking, Museum membership and other special discounts.
To Apply: Interested candidates may send brief email with resume tohr@taftmuseum.org. Please no phone calls, applications only accepted via email, we will review and provide feedback within 30 days. Submissions without retail, customer service and cash handling experience will not be reviewed.

POSITION OVERVIEW

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

 ROLES AND REPONSIBILITIES

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

BACKGROUND REQUIREMENTS

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


COMPETENCIES AND CAPABILITIES REQUIREMENTS

Visitor Experience: Demonstrates the highest level of customer service to museum visitors, volunteers and patrons. Must be cheerful, welcoming and give a wonderful impression.  
Builds Trust: Holds oneself accountable for achieving goals and responsibilities assigned. Adheres to all policies and procedures.
Communication & Enrollment: Engages in effective, concise, two-way personal communication that is professional and respectful. Demonstrates professionalism through body language, including eye-contact and posture. 
Teamwork/Collaboration: Works cooperatively with supervision or as part of a team. Positive and high-energy.
Problem Solving/Initiative: Takes a proactive approach to problem-solving. Uses critical thinking skills to solve problems and achieve effective solutions. Strong organizational skills that reflect ability to prioritize and perform multiple tasks at the same time with excellent attention to detail.  Achieves goals in a fast paced environment. 
Personal Leadership: Strives to consistently achieve excellence in all tasks and goals. Maintains focus and perseveres in face of obstacles. Uses time efficiently; responds quickly and constructively when confronted with challenges. 

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

Taft Museum of Art

Staff Accountant

Posted:
Oct 7, 2016
Job Title: Staff Accountant
Reports to: Director of Finance
Department: Finance
Employment Type: Part-Time/Nonexempt
Hours: 10-15 hours/week, competitive hourly rate
Benefits: Free parking, Museum membership and other unique discounts.
To Apply: Interested candidates may send application materials to hr@taftmuseum.orghr@taftmuseum.org. Please no phone calls, applications only accepted via email.

POSITION OVERVIEW
Assists the Director of Finance and Finance Team with the daily, weekly, monthly and year-end accounting functions. 

ROLES AND REPONSIBILITIES
Prepares and enters journal entries into the general ledger.
Provides backup to A/P and Payroll process.   
Assists with month end close. 
Prepares monthly account reconciliations including bank reconciliations 
Updates supporting schedules.
Assist with audit preparation and provide assistance with the external auditors. 
Assist with financial reports for funding agencies. 
Assist with benefits administration. 
Special projects.
Perform other tasks as requested by the Director of Finance. 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
Accounting degree/QuickBooks
Nonprofit experience preferred.
Computer literate – working knowledge of Microsoft Office, particularly Excel (especially pivot tables and lookup functions).

COMPETENCIES AND CAPABILITIES REQUIREMENTS
Personal Leadership: Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment. Works well independently or as part of a team.
Communication/Enrollment: Strong interpersonal skills.
Collaboration/Teamwork: Works cooperatively with supervision or as part of a team. Positive and high-energy team player.  
Problem Solving/Initiative: Adeptness at analyzing facts, problem-solving, decision-making, and demonstrating good judgment. Ability to learn and implement new processes. Strong organizational skills that reflect ability to prioritize and excellent attention to detail. Demonstrates proactive approach to problem-solving and is solution oriented.  
Visitor Experience: Demonstrates the highest level of service and response to the volunteers, visitors, other staff, board members, docents, and others.
Confidentiality: Proven ability to handle confidential information with discretion.

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

Naturalist

Cincinnati Nature Center

Posted:
Oct 7, 2016
To apply, follow this link to our careers page: https://goo.gl/7KWCr5 

Position Title: Naturalist Classification: Hourly/Non-Exempt
Supervisor: School Program Manager
Category: Casual Part Time (<24 hours/week)
Department: Education
Schedule: Varies based on programming

Purpose
 
With direction from the School Program Manager, leads school groups on an as-needed basis as part of CNC’s education team.  Additional responsibilities also include assisting other staff and other CNC teams to plan and deliver educational and interpretative programs and hikes.  Executes all activities with the highest standards for safety, customer service and in keeping with the Nature Center’s Mission, Values and Principles.

Essential Job Responsibilities
SCHOOL GROUPS:  
• Prepare for and lead school groups through interpretive educational experiences at Rowe Woods.
• Attend all required trainings with a focus on continuous improvement to deliver effective and inspirational school programs as needed.  
• Typical program times are 9am – 2pm, Monday – Friday, from approximately September through May.  

PROGRAMMING:  
• Use natural history knowledge to support CNC programming by deliver top quality programs in areas including: led-hikes, off-site booths, CNC clubs, summer camp, special events, and other programs as assigned.  
• Typical program times run in the evenings and on weekends, year round.  

These job responsibilities represent only the essential and most significant duties of the position. This job description does not exclude other work assignments, directives and responsibilities not mentioned herein.

Education and Competencies:
• Enrolled in or completed a Bachelor’s degree in related field
• Excellent group management skills with both children and adults are required

Communication:
• Excellent written and oral communication skills
• Proficiency in public speaking.

Qualifications:
• Strong knowledge of local natural history and basic biological science
• Proven ability working with children and adults
• Commitment and ability to articulate CNC’s mission
• A sense of humor, creativity and an entrepreneurial spirit
• Must remain current in First Aid and CPR training.  
• Must pass a background check 

Computer Skills:
• Proficiency in email applications

Work Environment:
• The work is performed indoors in an office environment and outdoors in the nature preserve. 

Physical Demands:
• This position requires the following physical activities: pushing, pulling, climbing, bending, stooping, kneeling, twisting, reaching, sitting, standing, walking, lifting, finger dexterity, grasping, repetitive motions, talking, hearing and visual acuity.

Miller Gallery

Executive Director

Posted:
Oct 5, 2016
Position: Executive Director – Miller Gallery

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

Please email your resume and salary requirements to: DaveHumphrey@artonomyinc.com
 

Artonomy, Inc.

Custom Framing Specialist

Posted:
Oct 5, 2016
Position: Custom Framing Specialist

Artonomy, Inc. is looking for an experienced Custom Framing Specialist.   This person will assist with managing our custom framing department and assist customers with their framing needs.  You will also be involved with helping the production team with high volume projects. This person will also serve as a Project Coordinator for various framing projects designated by the General Manager.

Additional duties include but are not limited to:

-Meeting with walk-in customers to determine framing needs
-Framing of pieces to meet required deadlines
-Working on production line as time allows  
-Documenting all completed work from start to finish
-Track production inventory as required for particular projects

The successful candidate must:

-Have computer skills.  
-Be able to accurately read a ruler or tape measure 
-Have a positive attitude.
-The ability to work alone and with a team as needed
-Strong communication and problem solving skills.
-Ability to lift 40lbs and work on your feet all day

For consideration, please email resume to CarrieBarket@artonomyinc.com

ArtsWave

Part Time Staff Accountant

Posted:
Aug 31, 2016
Position: Part Time Staff Accountant

Position Expectations

- Part time, hourly position with estimated hours at 10-15 hours per week
- On site preference every other Wednesday mornings in order to attend departmental staff meetings- flexibility for other on site days and times
- Primary responsibilities include preparing and posting of monthly journal entries, reconciling account balances to detail, and recording endowment activity

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

- Prepare and post monthly standard and nonstandard journal entries
- Reconcile month end general ledger balances, such as cash and pledge receivable, with detail
- Interact with other staff, banking personnel and donors to resolve reconciling items
- Oversee proper recording of stock gifts and charitable gift annuities
- Prepare materials required by auditor
- Provide assistance in preparation of annual tax Form 990
- Maintain various detail schedules for pledge write offs, investment market values and classifications, and fixed assets
- Complete tasks with accuracy and timeliness
- Help with special projects as needed

Position Requirements

Qualified candidates should have a Bachelor’s degree in accounting with work experience in the accounting profession and possess excellent verbal communication and computer skills. Candidates must be highly organized with the ability to use an analytical and logical thought processes to solve problems, to identify more efficient processes and implement them, to effectively work within tight time constraints while producing a quality work product.

- Bachelors degree in accounting with a minimum of 1 to 2 years experience
- Proficiency in Microsoft Excel 
- Knowledge of Sage MIP Fund Accounting and Microsoft CRM or understanding of comparable accounting and database software applications
- Strong analytical skills
- Experience with a non-profit is considered a plus
- Proven ability to work in a team environment and to communicate both verbally and in writing
To Apply

Please send a cover letter and resume to: hroffice@theartswave.org. No calls please.