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

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Theatre Management Corp.(Esquire, Mariemont, Kenwood)

Graphic Designer

Posted:
May 22, 2015

The Esquire, Mariemont, & Kenwood Theaters are seeking applicants for part time graphic designer.  

The designer will be creating promotional material for print and digital media.  These materials include printed posters, website banners, and screen ads that run before movies at our theaters.  Applicants will be tasked with additional design work and special projects as needed.

JOB REQUIREMENTS
· Applicants must be familiar with the adobe creative suite, specifically with photoshop, indesign, and illustrator.  
· Experience with basic html coding or Dreamweaver is a plus. 
· Must be able to work up to 20 hours a week 
· Energetic, and happy working as part of a team

Interested applicants should email a resume, cover letter, and portfolio examples or online portfolio link to Emily Dotter at design@theatremanagementcorp.com

 

Middletown Arts Center

Youth Art Instructors

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

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

Ages will be fourth grade through sixth grade.

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

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

Community Engagement & Diversity Manager

Posted:
May 20, 2015
Company Description:  The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (CSO), which also performs as the Cincinnati Pops, is one of America’s finest and most versatile ensembles.  With a determination for greatness and a rich tradition that dates back over 120 years, the internationally acclaimed CSO attracts the best musicians, artists and conductors from around the world to Cincinnati.  With new commissions and groundbreaking initiatives like LUMENOCITY, One City, One Symphony, and the MusicNOW Festival collaboration, the Orchestra is committed to being a place of experimentation. 

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

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

The CE&L Department currently serves over 80,000 people annually through a diverse array of programs such as In Your Neighborhood and Project ROAM (Reaching Out to Amateur Musicians), partnerships with community organizations like MYCincinnati, and concert offerings at Music Hall including Classical Roots, Young People’s Concerts and Lollipops Family Concerts.  The CE&L Department also manages the Cincinnati Symphony Youth Orchestras.  This position reports to the Director of Community Engagement & Learning, and acts as a direct liaison with members of the Board’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee and the Multicultural Awareness Council.


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

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

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

Please send cover letter and resume to:

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

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

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

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park

Co-House Manager

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

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

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

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

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

The Mercantile Library

Administrative Clerk (Part-Time)

Posted:
May 19, 2015
Administrative Clerk (Part Time 20 hrs weekly)

The Mercantile Library Association consists of members who join, renew, resign, and depart throughout the year.  The first responsibility of the Administrative Clerk is the maintenance of all records pertaining to membership, including management of the member renewal cycle and its associated billing function, and records of members' financial contributions to the institution.  The Administrative Assistant carries out routine office functions for the association, and reports to the Business and Marketing Manager.

Duties include:

maintaining membership data
creating and compiling reports based on membership data
mailings related to membership renewal cycle
maintaining donor database
donor acknowledgement correspondence
maintaining Board records and correspondence
administrative billing and payments
ordering supplies
mail
filing
 
Associated duties:

Other generally related tasks as assigned.

This position requires good organizational skills, keyboard training, proficiency with Microsoft Office software and data base management software, and an ability to deal tactfully and cheerfully with the public.  Applicant should have combined six years of work experience in a similar position and general post-secondary education.  

Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter via email tocmessick@mercantilelibrary.com no later than 5 p.m. EDT on June 8, 2015.
 

Music Resource Center

Studio Assistant

Posted:
May 19, 2015
Looking for a great way to help teenagers in your community? 

Do you have a strong background in music and would like to put it to use?

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 Music Resource Center – Cincinnati is to inspire teenagers in a culturally diverse and musically focused setting to elevate lifetime and academic achievement. We utilize music education and performance experiences, both of which create opportunities to teach important life skills, while simultaneously providing a safe alternative to the streets.

We are currently seeking a Studio Assistant to teach the basics of our programming to new members. To start, this position will be 18-20 hours per week at a rate of $9.50-$10/hr.

Responsibilities:
· Facilitates and is involved in all music production activities and orientation with new or younger members at MRC.
· Proactively addresses studio issues and provides positive leadership model for MRC members.
· Trains MRC members and volunteers in the use of music production techniques and equipment.
· Potentially teach outreach digital recording/sound engineering to teens.
· Proactively builds rapport and mentorship relationship with newer members
· Maintain tidiness and cleanliness of the facillity
Qualified candidates will possess:
· Strong and broad background in popular music styles, including familiarity with all forms of rap/hip-hop and r&b music. Must also be familiar with or willing to learn about other styles.
· Understanding of rap/hip-hop lyrics and songwriting
· Strong background in audio technology and production. Formal training preferred
· Must be familiar with and willing to learn and teach current recording and production software (including Garage Band)
· Experience working with teens
· Strong interpersonal problem-solving skills
· Strong and professional electronic communication skills
· Performance experience and proficiency on an instrument is a plus

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send an email tojobs@mrccinci.org with the job title, Studio Assistant, in the subject line.  Please include your resume and a cover letter.  You can also mail your 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.

ArtWorks

Foundations Officer

Posted:
May 19, 2015
Job Title: Foundations Officer

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

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

Reports to
: Director of Development

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

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

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

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

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

The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati

Auditions for Actors

Posted:
May 14, 2015
ArtReach Auditions

ArtReach, a division of The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati, needs actors and actresses 18-30 years old for full-time employment in touring productions. Contracts run August 2015-May 2016.

Please email Angela Powell Walker angela.powellwalker@thechildrenstheatre.com or call (513) 569-8080 x12 to schedule a time. Auditions end June 30th. Please bring a headshot, résumé, short monologue and 16 bars of any song of your choice.  Video auditions will be accepted.


Fall Tour
Treasure Island
Little Red Riding Hood


Holiday Tour
The Elves and the Shoemaker

Spring Tour
Coretta Scott King and the Fight for Freedom 
George Washington Carver
Martin’s Dream
Henny Penny
Mozart’s Sister

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company

Production Manager

Posted:
May 13, 2015
The Role 
The Cincinnati Shakespeare Company seeks an experienced Production Manager to manage a team of design and production professionals to create world-class theatrical experiences for audiences of Cincinnati and the tri-state region.

Each year the PM, along with his or her team, will create a plan for the budgeting and creation of an eight to ten show mainstage season and three show tour, and then implement that plan.

The PM will be knowledgeable and able to assist in all areas of production including but not limited to lighting/electrics, set construction and install, and costumes and properties.

· The PM will be responsible for all production budgets, and track progress throughout the season.
· The PM is responsible for hiring and supervising scene shop staff including assistants, electricians, carpenters, interns, and volunteers. He or she will hire designers as needed. 
· He or she will maintain safety standards in all areas of the theatre and shop spaces, including meeting fire and building code requirements. 
· The PM will run all production meetings and send out weekly production meeting reports.
· The PM will work with department heads to schedule completion dates for all production elements and ensure that all those dates are met.
· The PM will be responsible in working with the Producing Artistic Director to ensure the overall quality of each production meets world class standards.
Design opportunities are available.
Positive and collaborative attitude is a must.

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company operates under an SPT agreement with Actors Equity Association.

The successful candidate will be proficient the following:
· Microsoft Office, especially Excel when creating budgets and purchase reports, Google Drive, Microsoft Outlook
· ETC Ion, ETC Source Four Lighting fixtures, basic understanding of DMX controlled fixtures and equipment. 
· Typical Scene Shop equipment and tools, including table saw, miter saw, panel 
· Collaborate with artistic directors, designers and department teams.
Please submit cover letter, resume, and three references to Will O’Donnell atwill.odonnell@cincyshakes.com

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

Communications Intern (Unpaid)

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

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

Position Summary: The Communications Intern effectively assists the Communications Department with graphic design and/or web work, coordinating video and photo shoots, gathering and distributing press materials, sending concert and event information for calendar listings, managing bulletin boards, and assisting with writing and social media management. This position reports to the Director of Communications, and also works with the Digital Communications Manager and the Vice President of Communications. The CSO Communications Department works closely with staff across all the organization’s departments to ensure best-in-class communications throughout.

This is an unpaid internship and an extraordinary opportunity for a recent grad or student looking for portfolio development and non-profit experience.

Job Responsibilities:
· Assist with editing images for upcoming promotional needs.
· Assist with digital content management across departments on website
· Digital file management 
· Coordinate video and photo shoots (logistics, scheduling) 
· Fulfill photo requests
· Archive digital files including photos, articles and videos
· General clerical support for the Communications Department
· Assist media team during concerts as needed. 
· Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications: Applicants should have one or more of the following
· Ability to work a regular schedule every week of up to 10-20 hours per week. 
· Excellent communication and organization skills
· Experience with Photoshop and/or Illustrator
· Knowledge of HTML preferred but not required
· Experience with a CMS (WordPress, Drupal) or updating a blog. 
· Photography skills, video production or video editing a plus! 
· Knowledge of social media platforms
· Microsoft Office experience 
The CSO celebrates diversity!  We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity, Minority, Female, Disabled, Veteran Employer.

Please send cover letter, a link to an online portfolio(optional) and resume to:

Meghan Berneking, Communications Department 
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Music Hall
1241 Elm Street
Cincinnati, OH  45202

Or via email at:  mberneking@cincinnatisymphony.org
Please put “Communications Intern” in the subject line.

No third party applications will be accepted.
 

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

Assistant Conductor, Concert Orchestra (Part-Time)

Posted:
May 8, 2015
Company Description:  The Cincinnati Symphony Youth Orchestra (CSYO) is dedicated to the cultivation of young talent and provides outstanding instrumental students the opportunity to perform repertoire not always available to them in their area schools.  The CSYO Concert Orchestra is the Cincinnati Symphony’s intermediate level full orchestra program.  This group presents 3-4 concerts per season, which sometimes includes regional touring activity.  Students play full symphonic repertoire, either in original or edited form, new works by prominent composers for student orchestra, and pops, theater, and film arrangements. The Concert Orchestra rehearses on Monday evenings at Sycamore High School.

Position Summary
: The Cincinnati Symphony Youth Orchestra Concert Orchestra Assistant Conductor serves as a member of the CSYO conducting staff. The Assistant Conductor is responsible for assisting the CSYO Concert Orchestra Conductor in musical instruction, direction, leadership and recruitment for this organization. Working closely with the CSYO Concert Orchestra Conductor, Community Learning Manager and Youth Ensembles Coordinator, the Assistant Conductor helps to ensure a high quality and motivational musical experience for the young musicians of the CSYO Concert Orchestra. The Assistant Conductor is an educator who demonstrates superb musicianship, has an outgoing, highly energetic, engaging and warm personality and enjoys working with young musicians.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

· Assists the Conductor of the CSYO Concert Orchestra in planning & programming repertoire which is appropriate for the orchestra and will develop the abilities of the ensemble.
· Assist the Conductor in the planning and execution of the audition process which culminates in late August auditions.
· Assist the Conductor in the management of the Concert Orchestra seating and part assignments
· Provide program research and library work/guidance with Concert Orchestra Conductor and Concert Orchestra Librarian to mark and prepare parts for orchestra members.
· Coach sectionals as needed and select and advise coaches for the Concert Orchestra.
· Work closely and collaboratively with the Conductor and area music instructors to utilize their networks to recruit players.
· Maintain a positive, respectful, trusting and professional relationship with all CSYO Concert Orchestra students and parents, CSO musicians, CSO staff and CSO board members.
· There are no conducting opportunities with the CSO inherent in this position.

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

Please send cover letter and resume to:

Amanda Flick
Human Resources Manager
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Music Hall
1241 Elm Street
Cincinnati, OH  45202

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

No third party applications will be accepted.

Public Media Connect (CET)

Events Coordinator

Posted:
Apr 30, 2015
Public Media Connect, the regional Public Television organization formed by CET in Cincinnati and Thinktv in Dayton, has an opening for a hands-on Events Coordinator. 

 

Reporting to the Associate Director of Development, this Dayton based position will have direct responsibility for coordinating activities associated with the annual Thinktv  Greattv  Auction and other station visibility events. A sampling of the duties of this position are as follows:

· Six months of the year, be  responsible for solicitations to acquire new donations and/or renew existing donations for the Auction via telephone and limited personal contact
· Obtain written donor commitments
· Compile weekly reports on various aspects of the Auction, including status of solicitations
· Work to get in-kind contributions for the Auction to reduce costs of the event
· Create and maintain Auction website content for two websites with continuous updates plus acting as liaison between the station and outside website donors
· Assist with all aspects of the Auction process
· Assist in data input, writing copy, tracking items, labeling incoming donations each day, faxing donor information, creating and maintain spreadsheets, and setup and tear down of auction related areas
· Coordinate invitations, mailings and rsvp lists for various events
· Work with outside vendors to obtain quotes and establish delivery schedules 
· Coordinate work flow with event and staff volunteers
· Assist with room set-up and decorations
· Create printed collateral and name tags
· Assist with room teardown and building cleanup post event

Qualifications:

· Ability to skillfully handle people in person and on the phone for optimum positive outcomes
· Possess strong written communication skills
· Solid computer skills, with hands-on ability to work in Word, Excel, and Power Point
· Ability to work in harmony with a variety of volunteers
· Strong organizational skills with an ability to multi-task and manage time wisely 
· Skills in sales preferred
· Function as a cooperative member of a team
· Willingness to work flexible hours as workload demands, including some evenings and weekends

If interested and qualified, please send resume to:  rchristensen@cetconnect.org

Public Media Connect is an equal Opportunity Employer

FotoFocus

Director of Development (Part-Time)

Posted:
Apr 27, 2015
FotoFocus is a non-profit arts organization whose mission is to present outstanding historical and contemporary photography and to produce programs that are artistically, intellectually and academically rigorous yet accessible and enriching to a large and diverse public.

Founded in 2010, FotoFocus is a not-for-profit organization with biennial revenues of 1.3 million.
For more information, please visit www.fotofocuscincinnati.org

Position
Reporting to the Executive Director, the Development Director will spearhead fundraising and development efforts, cultivating individual, corporate, foundation and government support, as FotoFocus continues to grow.  The successful candidate will help forge new relationships to build FotoFocus’ visibility, impact, and financial resources.  Working closely with the marketing and public relations firm, the Development Director will design and implement a comprehensive plan for developing, expanding, and diversifying external alliances. 

This is a part-time, contractual position.

Responsibilities
· Develop and execute FotoFocus’ biennial fundraising plan that details how FotoFocus solicits donors and identifies funding sources including grants, in-kind donations, special events, and marketing opportunities
· Secure financial support from individuals, corporations, and foundations with a long-term relationship-management approach
· Research, write, track and report grants from government agencies, corporations, and foundations
· Develop and maintain ongoing relationships with major donors and collectors of photography
· Oversees FotoFocus special events which cultivates sponsors and interested enthusiasts of photography
· Tracks, reports, and thanks all FotoFocus grants, gifts, and sponsorships
· Works with marketing and public relations firm to foster community awareness and engagement, including revenue generating events 

Qualifications
· 5-plus years of professional experience in a nonprofit organization with demonstrated success in a development function
· Tangible experience of having expanded and cultivated donor relationships over time
· Demonstrated success in securing grants from government agencies, corporations and foundations
· Excellent communication skills, both written and oral with ability to influence and engage a wide range of donors and build long-term relationships
· Ability to work independently without close oversight and to take initiative, but also a team player who will productively engage with others within and outside of FotoFocus
· Strong organizational and time management skills with exceptional attention to detail
· Flexible and adaptable style, high energy, and interest in FotoFocus’ mission 

To apply submit cover letter and resume via email to: info@fotofocuscincinnati.org

No phone calls, please.

FotoFocus 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.

Art Academy of Cincinnati

Admissions Counselor

Posted:
Apr 27, 2015
Qualifications: 
Required Minimum Qualifications: 
• Bachelor’s degree with a background in visual arts, film/video, and/or design.
• Visual/studio literacy — must be able to evaluate and critique prospective student portfolios and to knowledgeably discuss the College’s programs and visual art education 
• Must be self-motivated and possess strong organizational and time management skills 
• High energy level. During peak periods must be able to work long hours and evenings and weekends as required to meet the admissions goals of the College 
• Ability, interest, and willingness to travel extensively. Current and valid driver’s license
• Ability to respond well to pressure, adaptable to change 
• Must be able to lift and transport 20-25 lbs of materials over short distances, i.e. cartons of admissions materials 
• Experience with Microsoft Office Suite, and creative software such as Adobe Suites, Prezi, other computer operations
• Must have social media competency
 
Preferred Qualifications: 
• Bachelor of Fine Arts degree is strongly preferred 
• Two or more years of college admissions or sales experience
• Experience working in a higher education setting 
 
Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 
 
Date of Hire: 
Monday, June 8, 2015 
 
Art Academy of Cincinnati (AAC)
Description: 
An Admissions Counselor at the Art Academy of Cincinnati participates in the recruitment of new undergraduate students. This activity includes high school visits, and representing AAC at a variety of college night programs, college fairs, portfolio days, and other external events. Admissions Counselors represent the college, its programs and policies when speaking to prospective students and families.
• Serves as primary contact for prospective students and applicants. Provides portfolio reviews, interviews, and outreach to assigned recruiting areas. Documents contacts and provides follow-up as needed
• Schedules and conducts general information sessions and classroom presentations at high schools for prospective applicants and families, teachers and counselors, in groups or individually. Attends college fairs, portfolio days and recruitment events as directed
• Extensive travel throughout fall months with additional travel throughout the year. Maintains frequent communication with the office during all recruitment trips
• Meets with individual prospects and applicants, by appointment or walk-in. Answers questions in writing, on the phone, or by email
• Participates in admissions marketing initiatives to develop, implement, and evaluate programs and materials in support of achieving the College’s admissions and enrollment goals. Including but not limited to print materials, social media and web content
• Assist with the day-to-day needs of the office by entering and updating applicant data, filing, receiving phone calls, maintaining contact with prospective students applicants, assisting with mail campaigns, and providing campus tours
• Establishes and maintain positive relationships with art educators and other professionals
• Actively participates in staff meetings, training programs, and on campus events
• Evaluates credentials submitted by First-year and Transfer applicants to the college. 
• Recommends admissions decisions and participates in decisions made by the undergraduate admissions committee
• Consults with the Financial Aid Office, Student Services Office and maintains a good working knowledge of general policies of those college offices 
• Maintains comprehensive schedule of recruitment activities and events including detailed travel itinerary and budget information. Reconciles travel & expenses against monthly statements
• Performs other related duties or special projects as assigned 
 
Required Minimum Qualifications
• Bachelor’s degree with a solid background in visual arts, film/video, and/or design. Visual/studio literacy — must be able to evaluate and critique prospective student portfolios and to knowledgeably discuss the College’s programs and art education in general
• A commitment to the values of art and design in higher education
• Excellent oral and written communication skills. Well-developed interpersonal skills and attitudes. Able to communicate with a wide spectrum of individuals
• Must be self-motivated and possess strong organizational and time management skills
• High energy level. During peak periods must be able to work long hours and evenings and weekends as required to meet the admissions goals of the College 
• Ability, interest, and willingness to travel extensively. Current and valid driver’s license
• Ability to respond well to pressure, adaptable to change
• Must be able to lift and transport 20-25 lbs of materials over short distances, i.e. cartons of admissions materials
• Experience with Microsoft Office Suite, and creative software such as Adobe Suites, Prezi, other computer operations
• Must have social media competency   
Preferred Qualifications • Bachelor Fine Arts degree is strongly preferred
• Experience with creative software such as Adobe Suites, Microsoft Office Suite, Prezi, and other computer operations
• Experience working in a higher education setting  

Please submit cover letter and resume to: admissionscounselor@artacademy.edu

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

Operations Project Coordinator

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

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

Position Summary:  The Operations Project Coordinator will assist the Director of Operations and other project leads in the successful execution of the Music Hall revitalization.

This minimum two-year opportunity is a critical cross-functional position designed to work both intra- and inter-departmentally, ensuring the organization operates smoothly, efficiently and effectively while each aspect of the Music Hall revitalization is carried out. 

This includes the coordination of all production and administrative logistics for:
1) moving out of Music Hall,
2) moving to the Taft Theatre and/or other temporary venues during the revitalization period, and
3) moving back into a revitalized Music Hall.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:
· Providing assistance in formulating weekly production schedules
· Managing revitalization-specific entries to the company-wide activity calendar
· Creating weekly trucking schedules, maintaining accurate records for leased vehicles and other temporary equipment
· Assisting with venue schedules and related correspondence
· Coordinating elements of warehouse operations, meticulously cataloging instrument and equipment inventories
· Planning and executing aspects of the staff office moves
· Helping to maintain strong relationships with temporary, revitalization-centric vendors
· Assisting with the sale of old or unused equipment as part of the move out of Music Hall
· Tracking budgets
· Other duties as assigned.

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

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

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

No third party applications will be accepted.

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

Marketing Project Manager

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

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

Position Summary: In this highly collaborative role, the Marketing Project Manager will work internally and externally to help achieve the dual objectives of retaining and growing audiences and ticket sales during the CSO’s planned transition period for the Music Hall renovations. In addition to excellent project management skills, characteristics of the ideal candidate include adaptability, curiosity and intellect. This minimum two-year position will report to the Vice President of Marketing.

· Work cross-functionally to develop, plan and execute strategies for audience retention, engagement and acquisition during the Orchestra’s period of displacement for the Music Hall renovations
   o Help establish suite of subscriber benefits/incentives for transition period
   o Develop easy-to-communicate solutions for parking, wayfinding, etc. to ease transition into temporary performance home 
   o Assist with developing and executing strategies designed to help ensure an excellent audience experience 
· Plan, develop, manage and maintain talking points, FAQs, video scripts, and other communications vehicles geared toward various constituencies to help ensure a seamless transition
    o Maintain unique email address/hotline for transition questions 
· Assist with planning and organizing tours, meet your seat events, and other events that deepen engagement and create excitement
· Leverage temporary downtown location at the Taft Theatre to help develop new audiences and audience experiences 
· Leverage return to renovated Music Hall to generate new audiences and excitement surrounding the CSO, Pops and its related product lines
· Other duties as assigned

Job Requirements, Skills, Background:
· At least 2-3 years experience in music, marketing, communications or related field with proven track record of results; non-profit or performing arts experience a plus
· Excellent project management skills, and verbal/written communication skills
· Ability to see the big picture and new opportunities, while managing details
· Shows initiative to work independently, and proven effectiveness in working collaboratively and cross-functionally
· Thrives in an extremely fast-paced environment and can process information on the fly
· Ability to represent the CSO in a professional manner in the community 
· Innate curiosity, willingness to learn, and emerging leadership skills
· Bachelor’s degree 
· Some knowledge of classical and/or choral music preferred

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

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

Amanda Flick, Human Resources Manager
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Music Hall
1241 Elm Street
Cincinnati, OH  45202

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

No third party applications will be accepted.

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

Production Assistant

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

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

Position Summary:  The Production Assistant is responsible for providing administrative/clerical support to the Vice President & General Manager and the Production Dept. as a whole.  Under direct supervision from the Vice President & General Manager, this includes executive assistant duties for the Vice President & General Manager, as well as project and general assistance to the Production Department staff. 

Job Duties and Responsibilities:
· General office support for Vice President & General Manager including, but not limited to:  drafting correspondence, assisting with prioritization and follow-up of voicemails and e-mails; arranging meetings, invoice processing, etc.
· Capture and distribute notes for weekly Production Dept. and Direct Reports meetings; communicate directly with team members to coordinate follow-up on assigned action items.
· Coordinate the scheduling and administration of Orchestra and Board committee meetings for which a Dept. member serves as the primary staff liaison.
· Assist with all internal/external reporting obligations associated with administration of Fanfare Cincinnati recording label.
· Maintain all assignments for the Associate Conductor, Assistant Conductor and CCM Conducting Fellow in OPAS; run reports and communicate with Production staff re: assignments; coordinate with Directors of Artistic Administration re: hiring of cover conductors, as needed.
· In coordination with Artistic Dept., oversee drafting, execution and payment of all CSO, Pops and May Festival guest artist/conductor contracts.
· Assist production staff with concert folder prep, meal runs and other miscellaneous assignments; provide occasional backstage assistance during rehearsals and select performances.

Job Requirements, Skills, Background:
· Bachelor’s degree in music performance, music education or arts management preferred.
· Strong verbal communication and writing skills.
· Well-developed interpersonal skills and ability to work with a variety of personalities.
· MS Office Suite – Word, Excel, PowerPoint skills.

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

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

Amanda Flick, Human Resources Manager
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Music Hall
1241 Elm Street
Cincinnati, OH  45202

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

No third party applications will be accepted.

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

Leadership Giving Manager

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

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

Position Summary: 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

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

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

No third party applications will be accepted.

Cincinnati Art Museum

Development Event Associate (Part-Time)

Posted:
Apr 24, 2015
The Cincinnati Art Museum is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Development Event Associate in the CAM’s Special Events/ Development Office.  This is a part time opportunity and will be scheduled for 28 hours per week.

Position Summary and General Job Functions:

The Development Event Associate assists the Development Event Manager in planning, managing, and producing member-related events, which include:  receptions, dinners, luncheons and lectures to aid in cultivation and stewardship of existing and prospective donors.  Duties include, but are not limited to, the following:


* Assists in the design, planning, management and production of member related events for the CAM as assigned.
* Supports the creation of new special events as needed which will support stewardship and fundraising efforts of the CAM.
* Manages the volunteer and staffing needs for events, including work assignments and training for events (as needed).
* Creates and maintains event associated records.  
* Coordinates post event reporting, acknowledgement letters, budget evaluation and future event recommendations. 
* Organizes events associated with art museum related member groups.

Requirements:

College degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Candidates must possess at least one (1) year experience in assistant, planning, and executing special events.  Advanced skills in Microsoft Office (especially Word, Excel and Outlook) required.   Previous experience with development focused software (Altru) preferred.

The position requires excellent time management and organizational skills, proficiency in designing and administering event related budgets, excellent written and verbal communication skills and a demonstrated ability to collaborate at a high level with volunteers and other professionals. 

If interested submit cover letter, resume and salary requirements to the Human Resources department via email humanresources@cincyart.org or by mail to Cincinnati Art Museum, 953 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45202.  Candidates may also turn in an application during Art Museum business hours Tuesday- Sunday 11 am to 5 pm at the front desk.  

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

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

Cincinnati Art Museum

Mailroom/Switchboard Operator

Posted:
Apr 24, 2015
The Cincinnati Art Museum has an opening for a full-time Mailroom/Switchboard operator reporting to Finance &  working closely with Building and Grounds

Position Summary and General Job Functions:

The employee will be working under the direction of the Chief Financial Officer, the Mailroom/Switchboard Operator is responsible for overseeing all duties of the mailroom and main switchboard, as well as providing additional assistance within the Finance & Building and Grounds as needed.  Duties include but are not limited to the following: 

* Answering and distributing all incoming calls to the Museum through the main switchboard

* Performing all duties of the mailroom, including sorting and distributing incoming mail, processing outgoing mail, sealing bulk mailings and monitoring postage meter.

* Overseeing and documenting the dock deliveries and ensure the proper persons are notified.

* Entering purchase orders, investigating miscellaneous invoices and processing  purchase orders 

* Coordinating all courier services and shipments outside of artwork transfers 

* Ordering and keeping inventory on all Museum logo letterheads, as well  other supplies

* Overseeing department budget.

* Managing the maintenance, operation and supplies of all building copy machines

* Maintain the museum phone list with personnel, title and extension changes

Requirements:

A high school diploma or general education degree, as well as (1) year work experience.  Ideal candidate will have experience working in busy mailroom and handling a busy phone system.  

Candidate must also possess excellent written and verbal communication skills, including being able to effectively communicate with Museum personnel, management, and visitors on the phone on a daily basis.  Must possess good computer skills including competency with standard financial software packages, Microsoft Office, and Excel.  Ability to multi-task, as well as possess a pro-active and friendly demeanor, is essential.

If interested, please send resume, references, and salary requirements to the HR Dept, Cincinnati Art Museum, 953 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45202 Fax 513.639.2881humanresources@cincyart.org EOE

Grailville

Multiple Volunteer Opportunities

Posted:
Apr 21, 2015
Grailville is preparing for the future!  On June 30th we will close the retreat center and welcome plans for how our 315 acres and 14 buildings will fulfill our mission going forward.  This transition means that there are many projects which could be ideal for students, artists, families and friends over the next few months.

What kinds of projects are available?

Art Collections
Grailville is the home to several art collections (textiles, crèches, ceramics, wood, etc.) most of which have never been catalogued, researched, or photographed.  Items were either created at Grailville in one of the many artist guilds which existed for decades, OR they were brought to Grailville from all over the world. 
· Research specific items
· Enter inventory notes into database
· Label, photograph and create collection forms for non-catalogued items

Inventory
In order to determine what we store, what we use, or what we repurpose we first need to know what we have.  In order to find out, we are conducting a building-by-building inventory of every piece of equipment, furniture and art at Grailville.
· Take part in inventory days (count, record, photograph, etc.)
· Enter inventory notes in database

Oral Histories
On May 9th we are holding an inventory day for the House of Joy and have invited Grail members to share their memories throughout the day.  It is important that their stories, information and presence are recorded for future generations.
· Digitally record these oral histories
· Transcribe histories of specific items into that item’s collection record
· Interview these Grail members

Virtual Volunteers
If you would like to volunteer, but getting to Grailville is a challenge, that’s ok!  Research and data entry can be done as a virtual volunteer!
 
Please contact Kendall Trotter, Transition and Operations Assistant, to learn about volunteer opportunities surrounding Grailville’s transition for individuals or groups. Call: 513-683-2340 ext. 226 or email: ktrotter@grailville.org.  
 

Stephen T. Badin High School

Art Teacher

Posted:
Apr 20, 2015
Stephen T. Badin High School is seeking a certified Art teacher for the 2015-2016 school year.   This is a Part Time position and will include teaching various art classes – including ceramics and photography.  Badin High School is a Catholic High School located in Hamilton, Ohio.  

Candidates must have fingerprints, background check, and VIRTUS current with the Archdiocese of Cincinnati prior to starting the position.   Interested candidates should email their cover letter, resume and contact information for three references to Brian Pendergest, Principal at bpendergest@badinhs.org  by April 24, 2015.

ArtsWave

Manager, Individual & Affinity Group Giving

Posted:
Apr 17, 2015
About ArtsWave 
Over the last five years ArtsWave has evolved its mission, name, grantmaking philosophy, service areas, branding, and communications. In early 2013 a new strategic plan was adopted by the Board of Trustees with five foundational objectives: to provide evidence of the impact of the arts; to communicate excitement about the impact of the arts; to increases resources to drive greater impact of the arts; to invest resources for maximum impact; and to ensure ArtsWave’s capacity to meet these goals. A comprehensive assessment and reorganization of our human capital resources is ensuring that we are optimally staffed and organized to deliver on these broad objectives.
About This Position
Reports to: Director, Individual & Leadership Giving
The Manager of ArtsWave’s Individual & Affinity Group Giving will drive contributions from individuals outside of workplace giving campaigns and help us develop strategies for creating effective and compelling giving circles based on common interest and affinity groupings.  This position also has direct responsibility for working with volunteers and assigned divisions to solicit gifts and run a portfolio of employee campaigns inside the workplace.  

Responsibilities:
Individual Giving Programs
· Under the direction of the Director of Individual and Leadership Giving and in collaboration with other team members, develop and implement a multi-year plan to meet and surpass strategic plan goals related to Individual and Affinity Group donors. 
· Develop, track and achieve financial and participation goals related to the individual giving campaign and affinity groups.
· Leveraging volunteer resources and civic partnerships, suggest and implement ways to involve and deepen the understanding, commitment and support for ArtsWave among individual donors outside the workplace, including young professionals, entrepreneurs, and geographically or racially/ethnically diverse residents.
· Use new technologies (online giving platforms, mobile sites, etc.) to increase donations, peer-to-peer fundraising networks, and individual donor engagement.
· Provide exceptional staff support to individual giving volunteers: plan meetings, identify new members, provide direction and be present to staff all events. Suggest and help implement appropriate recognition strategies to honor volunteer efforts.
· Provide staff leadership for ArtsWave Young Professionals: recruit committee members, plan annual events, guide and optimize collaborations with other YP groups and other YP efforts, and develop and communicate tools to promote the group and the arts within companies. 
· Provide staff support for ArtsWave Leadership Giving initiatives, ArtsWave Women’s Leadership Roundtable and Circle of African American Leaders: help plan and staff events, arrange meetings, and develop tools to promote the groups within companies. 
· Develop/oversee/collaborate on written and video communications and mailings to promote events and solicit gifts from members and prospects. Draft compelling appeals and presentations for targeted constituents. 
· Assist in development and implementation of plan to segment donor data to enable customized communications and strategies to upgrade donor gifts.
· Work closely with staff and volunteers to identify companies and their appropriate internal contact (eg ECC, C-Suite, HR, employee committees, etc.) to target for education on ArtsWave affinity groups and benefits and recruitment of new members. 
· Actively engage donors and prospects through events and communications designed to cultivate members and enhance relationships. Provide consistent follow-up to secure commitments or move relationships forward. 
· Help maintain accuracy and usefulness of the ArtsWave database by consistently documenting key conversations and touchpoints with donors and by accurately entering and tracking new prospects.
Corporate Campaign Management 
· Manage designated business accounts, employee campaigns and divisions so that they achieve their individual and combined goals. 
· Provide exceptional staff support for volunteer campaign coordinators to plan successful workplace events, appeals, incentives and recognition. 
· Trouble-shoot problems to keep campaigns on track toward goals; seek assistance as needed.
· Participate in cabinet meetings and volunteer training sessions as directed.
· Other duties as assigned, including occasional help on weekends or evenings at ArtsWave-sponsored events.

Required Competencies:
· Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
· Demonstrated success in relationship management and fundraising
· Excellent volunteer management and event planning skills
· Acumen with social media and basic website development 
· Self-motivated, collaborative and team-oriented with the ability to drive results
· Strong attention to detail and ability to identify and leverage opportunities
· Ability to establish priorities and meet deadlines.
· Maturity, sound judgment and professional demeanor
· Openness to new ideas and continual process improvement
· Commitment to the mission, vision and values of ArtsWave.

Qualifications: 
· Bachelor’s degree in Business, Marketing or related and relevant field
· A minimum of 3 years related experience with an emphasis on fundraising, community outreach, and/or marketing communications
· Technology skills including experience working with online tools and donor relationship management databases. Active knowledge of strategic social media communications and experience driving peer-to-peer online fundraising a plus.
· Proficiency in all MS Office programs

Email cover letter and resume by May 8 to kate.kennedy@theartswave.org. No calls, please. EOE.

Cincinnati Art Museum

Technology Support Specialist

Posted:
Apr 17, 2015
The Cincinnati Art Museum has an opening for a full-time Technology Support Specialist in the Technology Department.

Responsibilities: The Technology Support Specialist is responsible for the day-to-day maintenance of the Art Museum’s hardware, software, printers, copiers, and fax machines. The Technology Support Specialist ensures all Art Museum employees are able to function at full capacity by answering work orders from all Art Museum departments. This position also assists the Technology Manager in network administration, network maintenance, and phone system management. Duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

· Attends to all Art Museum staff’s computer questions and concerns.
· Installs, tests, maintains, administers and documents computer systems and related equipment.
· Maintains services related to printers, fax machines, copiers, ticketing, credit card machines, POS System, and AV equipment etc.
· Assists the Technology Manager with projects as needed. 
· Supports the Technology Manager in user administration from server systems including Windows servers and the Art Museum phone system.
· Implements and manages the technological proficiency of Art Museum staff by initiating training classes as necessary.
· Continues education through listed resources, self-learning courses, reading materials and course study programs.

Requirements: Four-year college degree/or training in the field; or the equivalent combination of education and experience.   Degree preferred in computer science, information systems, or a highly related field.

Other Skills necessary
· A proven ability to diagnose Windows and MAC workstations.
Must have the ability to diagnose problems at the client level.
· Must be able to install, manage, and troubleshoot networking services.
· The capability to learn new applications and technologies and apply them to the Art Museum’s infrastructure.
· Must be able to effectively present information and respond to questions regarding computer and phone services to non-technical personnel.
· Server and network experience preferred

If interested please submit an application including a cover letter, resume, references, and salary requirements to: Cincinnati Art Museum, Attn: Human Resources Department, 953 Eden Park Drive Cincinnati, OH 45202.  Email resumes tohumanresources@cincyart.org.  Due to the large number of applications received we are unable to respond to phone inquiries about the status of applications.  This position will remain open until filled.

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

Cincinnati Art Museum

Visitor Services Assistant/Parking Booth Attendant

Posted:
Apr 17, 2015
The Cincinnati Art Museum has immediate opening for a part-time permanent Visitor Services Assistant/Parking Booth Attendant in the Visitor Services Department.
Responsibilities: Working under the direction of the Director of Visitor Experience, the part-time Visitor Services Assistant/Parking Booth Attendant will have responsibility for greeting visitors and tour groups, selling tickets and memberships, answering telephones, balancing daily deposits, gathering data for various research projects, and keeping current on Art Museum events. In addition, the part-time visitor services assistant works in the front parking booth and will greet visitors as they enter the Art Museum. 

Duties include, but are not limited to, the following: directing vehicles to the parking lot, distributing and taking parking tickets, greeting visitors and tour groups, selling tickets and memberships, answering telephones, balancing daily deposits, gathering data for various research projects, and keeping current on Art Museum events. Also, the part-time visitor services assistant will occasionally work in the galleries.

Hours for this position: 
Sundays 10:30-5:15(desk)
Tuesdays 10:15-2:15 (booth)
Wednesdays 2-5:15 (desk)

Ideal candidates would also be available for additional shifts (weekday/evening) when needed.

The hourly rate is $9 with a commission incentive of $2.50 per membership sold.  We do ask for a one-year commitment before applying for any other positions within the Cincinnati Art Museum.

Requirements: High School diploma or equivalent required.  Excellent customer service and communication skills are a must. Candidate must be dependable and work well with the public. 

In addition, candidate must have the ability to read, analyze and interpret general business documents, effectively communicate with visitors in person and on phone calls, and present information and respond to questions from visitors. Good computer and writing skills necessary.

A cover letter, resume, and professional references should be submitted to: Human Resources Department, Cincinnati Art Museum, 953 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45202-1596.  Email to humanresources@cincyart.org.  Candidates may also turn in an application during Art Museum business hours Tuesday- Sunday 11 am to 5 pm at the front desk.

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

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

Cincinnati Art Museum

Hospitality and Events Manager

Posted:
Apr 17, 2015
The Cincinnati Art Museum is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Hospitality and Events Manager in the CAM’s Terrace Café and Special Events Office. 

Position Summary and General Job Functions:
The Hospitality and Events Manager supervises all staff and manages the overall functions of the Terrace Café, Catering, and Special Events/ Facility Rental.  The Hospitality and Events Manager is responsible for insuring visitors/clients have an exceptional experience while visiting the Terrace Café or hosting an event at the Art Museum.  This position is responsible for the actively increasing facility rentals and catering sales as a significant source of revenue for the CAM.  The Hospitality and Events Manager is also responsible for managing the overall organization and planning of events and meetings while providing excellent customer service to both internal and external clients.

· Showing facility to potential clients, including answering questions and providing information to clients over the phone and in person.

· Planning and coordinating rental events, working directly with outside vendors and any other service personnel for an event.  Making sure set-ups for events are completed correctly and on time.  

· Preparing and overseeing departmental budget and goals for café, catering and facility rental departments.

· Promoting the Cincinnati Art Museum as the premiere venue for special event rentals.  Issuing contracts to preferred vendors.  Prepare catering orders via catering software.

· Working with Marketing to design sales kits and promotional information for café, catering, and facility rentals.
  
· Overseeing day and evening events to ensure the quality of special events at the Cincinnati Art Museum.  Providing exemplary customer service to clients in person, on the phone, and via email.

· Set policies and procedures for staff and clients.   Insure policies and procedures are adhered to.

· Conducting weekly meetings with Security and Building/ Grounds staff to discuss the upcoming calendar of events and coordination of events.

· Manage and oversee all staff.  Provide annual reviews and goals for each staff member.
  
· Work with Chef to create new seasonal café and catering menus.
  
· Other duties as assigned by the Chief Financial Officer.  

Requirements
Bachelor's Degree / or an advanced degree in hospitality, event planning, customer service or related field and four (4) years or more of total experience in a hospitality or event sales setting or related field.  Candidates must have at least two years (2) of direct supervisory experience over a sales/catering team or an equivalent combination of education and work experience.  Additional years of experience in event planning, management, customer service, or related area preferred. 

The Hospitality and Events Manager must possess excellent leadership and organizational skills, superb customer service skills, strong problem solving skills, the ability to communicate (speaking and writing) with a wide range of people, and a demonstrated ability to collaborate with external vendors and internal department staff.  Knowledge of Microsoft Office, Excel, and Word required, as well as experience in budget management.

If interested please submit an application including a cover letter, resume, references, and salary requirements to: Cincinnati Art Museum, Attn: Human Resources Department, 953 Eden Park Drive Cincinnati, OH 45202.  Resumes may be mailed or emailed to humanresources@cincyart.org.

Position is open until filled.  No phone calls please.

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

Cincinnati Art Museum

Grants and Foundations Manager

Posted:
Apr 17, 2015
The Cincinnati Art Museum is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Grants and Foundations Manager in the Development department of the Cincinnati Art Museum. 

Position Summary and General Job Functions:
Working closely with the Corporate, Membership and Annual Fund Manager, and museum program staff, the Grants and Foundations Manager plans and manages the Art Museum’s fundraising efforts related to foundations and government grant-making entities, as well as the ArtsWave to achieve operating goals and to secure grants for special initiatives as assigned by the Director of the Art Museum. 

Duties include, but are not limited to, the following:
· Researches foundations and government grant programs.  Disseminate useful findings to appropriate staff and match opportunities to Art Museum priorities, including exhibitions, conservation, educational programs, and capital projects.

· Maintains multi-year plan for solicitations of foundations at the regional and national levels and government grant programs at the state and federal levels.

· Develops grant proposals and reports in partnership with program staff (curator, educator, etc.).

· Advises museum program staff of action steps to remain in compliance with grants. 

· Manages all requirements of ArtsWave, Ohio Arts Council, and City of Cincinnati operating support grants.

· Coordinates efforts to introduce new foundations to the Museum.

· Coordinates good relations with foundation staff and trustees through ongoing stewardship activities, including progress and final reports, site visits, and event invitations.

· Other duties as assigned by Director of Development.

Requirements
A Bachelor’s degree or higher from accredited college or university is essential and three (3) years related experience.  A proven ability to work successfully with others to achieve institutional objectives.  

Must possess excellent written and oral communication skills and a good working knowledge of database, word processing, and the use of the Internet for research and grant applications.  

Must be able to write accurate and persuasive grant proposals, progress reports and program summaries, essential.  Must present information effectively and respond to questions from museum staff and grant makers, essential.

Must meet deadlines and be extremely proactive and self-motivated to achieve department and institutional goals, as well as be highly organized and pay strong attention to detail.  

Must be able to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.  

Knowledge of the grant making activities in the museum field, as well as a visual arts and/or arts education helpful.

If interested please submit an application including a cover letter, resume, references, and salary requirements to: Cincinnati Art Museum, Attn: Human Resources Department, 953 Eden Park Drive Cincinnati, OH 45202.  Resumes may be mailed or emailed to humanresources@cincyart.org.

Position is open until filled.  No phone calls please.

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

Cincinnati Art Museum

Library Assistant (Part-Time)

Posted:
Apr 17, 2015
The Cincinnati Art Museum has an opening for a part-time Library Assistant for the Mary R. Schiff Library & Archives located in the Art Museum. This is a part time position scheduled for 20 hours per week Tuesday-Friday from 12 pm to 5 pm. 
Under the direction of the Head of the Library, this position will be responsible for the following duties:
* Accurately shelve books, auction catalogues and periodicals, according to established procedures; retrieve materials requested by patrons and staff; work on the library’s inventory; file materials into the files.

* Provide service and reference assistance in the absence of the Assistant Librarian.

* Work on Library’s and Archives’ projects; perform other miscellaneous duties as assigned by the Head Librarian.

Requirements:  High school graduate or equivalent level of education.  General knowledge of art history and library procedures necessary.  Strong customer service skills and interpersonal skills.  Solid organizational skills with a close attention to details.  Excellent interpersonal skills, including building and enhancing diverse relationships. 

Physical Demands:
Frequent, standing, walking and reaching; wrist and arm motions and upward/downward flexion of neck; fine finger dexterity of both hands, ability to grasp and hold; lifting objects that weigh up to 20 lbs. carrying, pushing objects that weigh up to 50 lbs.

If interested, please send cover letter, resume, and hourly salary requirements to:
Cincinnati Art Museum ATTN: Human Resources Department 953 Eden Park Drive Cincinnati, OH 45202-1596.   Email resumes to humanresources@cincyart.org.  Candidates may also turn in an application during CAM’s business hours Tuesday- Sunday 11 am to 5 pm at the front desk.

Position is open until filled.  No phone calls please.

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

Cincinnati Art Museum

Summer Camp Instructors

Posted:
Apr 17, 2015
The Learning and Interpretation Division of the Cincinnati Art Museum is seeking dynamic instructors for the Cincinnati Art Museum Summer Camp.  There are 4 available positions, summer camp instructors must be able to work part-time hours Monday through Friday from June 1st-August 14th, 2015.  The pay rate for this position(s) is $11 to $12 per hour.  

Position Summary and General Job Duties:
The Summer Camp Instructors work closely with the Coordinator of Interpretive Programming and Assistant Director of Interpretive Programming in the development, implementation, and evaluation of Summer Camp. This position will assist in writing lesson plans and teaching art lessons with groups of up to 30 children ages 6-12. This position works cooperatively with Art Museum staff to decide on tour stops and topics. This position will also be responsible for day-to-day operations and be charged with prepping, cleaning, and organizing supplies. They will be expected to communicate with the Learning & Interpretation Division about managing supply levels. 

The Summer Camp Instructors have these primary responsibilities:
* Help coordinate, develop and implement the Art Museum’s Summer Camp in close cooperation with the Coordinator of Interpretive Programming and Assistant Director of Interpretive Programming. 
* Collaborate with other Art Museum staff and volunteers.
* Assist in writing lesson plans for ages 6-12 based on a predetermined theme.
* Facilitate meaningful art making experiences for children ages 6-12
* Facilitate the proper check-in and check-out process for each child.
* Prep, organize, and clean supplies.
* Work to engage all children in the Art Museum and help them learn about the Museum’s collection through interactive experiences in the gallery as well as in the studio.
* Maintains the art studio so that it operates efficiently, is sufficiently supplied, is clean and hazard-free, and suitably supports family programming at the Art Museum.
* Any other duties as assigned by the Learning & Interpretation Division.

May 15, 2015 is the deadline for all applications for these positions.

Requirements:
High School diploma or equivalent level of education and previous experience with children ages 5-12 in a classroom setting is necessary.  BA in art education, fine art, art history, museum education, or related field preferred.  Previous education, art, and museum experience is an advantage, but not required.   

The position requires excellent management and organizational skills, the ability to communicate with both children and adults, and a demonstrated ability to collaborate with volunteers and other professionals. Ability to organize a large inventory of art supplies and learning resources is also required. 

Resumes should be submitted to the Human Resources Department via emailhumanresources@cincyart.org or by mail Cincinnati Art Museum, 953 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45202. Candidates may also turn in an application during Art Museum business hours Tuesday- Sunday 11 am to 5 pm at the front desk.

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

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

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

Assistant Controller

Posted:
Apr 15, 2015
Company Description:  The CSO is a dynamic ensemble of some of the world’s finest musicians. The CSO is the umbrella organization for the Cincinnati Symphony and Cincinnati Pops Orchestras, presenting more than 100+ concerts and events annually. A thriving organization with a growing support base of audiences and contributors, the CSO is the cornerstone of the Cincinnati arts community and an anchor cultural institution in Over-the-Rhine, with additional summer performances at Riverbend Music Center. 

The fifth oldest symphony 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. At home, the CSO was rated #1 in customer satisfaction and value among all Greater Cincinnati arts and entertainment venues, according to a 2010 independent study conducted by Northern Kentucky University.

Position Summary: Reporting to the Controller, the Assistant Controller will be responsible for preparing and reporting financial reports. The Assistant Controller will ensure that the prepared financial reports are in accordance with management’s instructions.  The Assistant Controller will be involved in supporting presentations and will work closely with the senior leadership team in analyzing financial information.

The Assistant Controller will primarily lead all day-to-day finance operations for Music and Event Management Inc. (MEMI), a wholly owned subsidiary of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (CSO), including functional responsibility over accounting, reporting, budgeting and forecasting, general ledger reconciliation, accounts payable, accounts receivable, and payroll. The Assistant Controller will work closely with the Controller in assisting departmental leaders and their staffs.

Responsibilities:

Finance and Accounting Leadership

· Assist the Controller in the direction of the accounting functions of an organization.
· Assist the Controller in ensuring timeliness and accuracy of the financial statements.
· Prepare budgets and financial reports and oversee their evaluation.
· Present various accounting reports to the senior management and make suitable observations and recommendations.
· Further develop the system to capture contribution margin. Provide analysis of the contribution margin and present to senior management.
· Consistently analyze financial data and present financial reports in an accurate and timely manner; clearly communicate monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements; monitor progress and changes and keep senior leadership abreast of the financial status.
· Assist senior leadership in the annual budgeting and planning process; administer and review all financial plans and compare to actual results with a view to identify, explain, and correct variances as appropriate.
· Monitor cash flow of operations for the entities.
· Manage operational data and maintain data accuracy and integrity.
· Prevent inaccuracies in financial statements by setting up internal control systems and adopting proper policies for financial reporting.
· Review financial data periodically to ensure fairness and completeness of the data.
· Develop proper documentation of policies and procedures for financial activity.
· Conduct account reconciliations and analysis.
· Assist with monthly and yearly closing.
· Assist in special projects whenever asked.
· Oversee all accounts, ledgers, and reporting systems ensuring compliance with appropriate GAAP standards and regulatory requirements.
· Oversee all financial activity, reconciling and reporting for several related entities.
· Maintain internal control and safeguards for receipt of revenue, program budgets and actual expenditures.
· Coordinate all audit and tax reporting activity.
· Conduct periodic vendor reviews, assessing vendor costs and benefits versus alternatives, and facilitating institution-wide volume purchases as appropriate
· Other duties as assigned.

Team Leadership

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

Qualifications

This is an extraordinary opportunity for a mature leader with three to five years of accounting and finance experience, ideally beginning in accounting and audit, followed by experience gathering, evaluating, presenting, and reporting financial information to executive teams and external stakeholders. The Assistant Controller will ideally have experience in a complex nonprofit that has multiple programs and entities. Other qualifications include:

· Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and unwavering commitment to the mission; a proactive, hands-on strategic thinker who will own, in partnership with the Controller and CFO, the responsibility for finance;
· Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in accounting preferred;
· Solid experience managing reporting, budget development, and analysis, accounts payable and receivable, general ledger, and payroll;
· Proficiency with strong experience in Microsoft Excel and advanced knowledge of accounting and reporting software;
· Commitment to mentoring, training, and retaining a diverse team; the foresight and ability to delegate accordingly;
· Keen analytic, organization, and problem solving skills, which allows for strategic data interpretation vs. simple reporting;
· Strong interpersonal and communication skills; experience in effectively communicating key data, including presentations to senior management and outside partners;
· Ability and desire to translate complex financial concepts to individuals at all levels including finance and non-finance managers.
· Ability to be organized and good time management skills.
· Self-starter, self-motivator, self-director.

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

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


Please send cover letter, resume and compensation requirements to:

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

The Murder Mystery Company

Theatrical Director

Posted:
Apr 10, 2015
Join the nation's fastest growing theater company, The Murder Mystery Company!

Known around the states for our unique combination of improv and audience interaction, we are currently looking to hire a Theatrical Director local to the Cincinnati area to manage our Cincinnati based Troupe.

Directors are responsible for managing a cast of local actors and performances, staffing and participating in up to 300 shows annually. As the head of your troupe, you must have experience with performance management, be well organized, and be an excellent communicator.

Pay is hourly as well as per performance.

How to Apply:

If you are interested in applying for this unique opportunity please email us at murdermysterylisa@gmail.com
 

Cincinnati Opera

Supernumeraries for 2015 Opera Season (Volunteer Positions)

Posted:
Apr 7, 2015
Cincinnati Opera announces an open casting call for supernumerary roles during the company's 2015 Summer Festival. An information and casting session is scheduled for Monday, April 20 at 6:00 p.m. in the Large Rehearsal Hall at Music Hall. Participants should enter Music Hall through the Central Parkway entrance. 
 
Cincinnati Opera seeks applicants for the following roles:
 
Il Trovatore
Commitment period: May 26-June 20
· 5 children under 5 feet tall: 3 boys, 2 girls.
· 2 mature adults for Gypsy camp scenes.

Don Pasquale

Commitment period: June 15-July 11
· "Max the Manservant": 1 male. Mime and movement skills a plus. Must lift and carry a cast member.
· "Houseboy": 1 male. Must move quickly and jump around, handling props. Acrobatic skills a plus.
· Maids: 2 females. Must move quickly and jump around, handling props.

Turandot

Commitment period: June 29-July 31
· Servants: 3 males. Must be able to move quickly with agility and be able to carry a backpack.
· "Executioner": 1 female, tall, martial arts training preferred.
· "Assistant Executioners/Servants": 2 males, must be comfortable being shirtless on stage.
· "Prince of Persia": 1 young male. Must be comfortable wearing only a loincloth on stage.
· Soldiers: 4 males.
· 12 children, no more than 5 feet tall.  

Supernumerary or "super" roles are non-singing, non-speaking roles, much like extras in film and television. Supers will share the stage with internationally-renowned artists and work with celebrated directors and conductors. Il Trovatore, Don Pasquale, and Turandot will be presented at historic Music Hall, with an average audience of 2,800 people per performance. Supers are required to attend approximately 10-15 rehearsals. Daytime rehearsals may be scheduled. No experience is necessary and all super positions are filled on a voluntary basis.
 
Attending the casting call does not obligate you to participate. Interested individuals can attend the casting call simply to learn more about supernumerary opportunities. For more information, please visit www.cincinnatiopera.org or email supers@cincinnatiopera.org.
 
 
2015 Supernumerary Open Casting Call and Information Session
When: Monday, April 20, 6:00 p.m.
Where: Large Rehearsal Hall, Music Hall, 1241 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Participants should enter on Central Parkway.
 

Cincinnati Ballet

Director of Production

Posted:
Apr 1, 2015
Director of Production Department: Production 
Reports to: COO  
FLSA Status: Salaried, Exempt, Full-Time 
Position Summary 
The Production Director supervises all aspects of Cincinnati Ballet’s and the Otto M. Budig Academy of Cincinnati Ballet production and technical operations. This includes creation of the production budget and maintaining the department’s operations within it, generation of the production calendar and schedules within union guidelines, and coordination of performance activities with artistic, technical, and venue staff. 
Essential Duties and Responsibilities 
• In collaboration with Artistic Director/CEO, COO and PSM/Company Manager create, manage and monitor production and technical plans and budgets 
• The Director of Production is to ensure that all aspects of production and performance are realized at the highest possible levels of quality and efficiency, with the limitations of the schedule and budget. 
• The director is to serve as the technical director on all productions to insure that all technical aspects of the productions runs smoothly and within the budget including supervising the preparation of plans, and plots, supervising the shop for construction of scenery, props and costumes, supervising the IA heads of department and insuring the safety of all personnel on stage. 
• Ability to communicate with and among artistic staff, administrative staff, stagehands, and AGMA dancer representatives 
• Create and manage production Calendar and Schedules 
• Facilitate pre-and post-production staff meetings with appropriate personnel 
• Oversee Production Warehouse/ Storage Planning and Supervision and Tracking of Inventory 
• Generally oversee all aspects of production, including design process coordination (scenery, lighting, wardrobe), repertory and rental research 
• Engage and over-see Stage Management Support 
• Participate in negotiations of collective bargaining agreement 
• Supervises the IATSE Crew in all aspects of technical direction, including management of supplies, equipment purchases/rental, set maintenance and refurbishment, prop procurement and maintenance, pyro licensing/supervision for theatre and FOH 
• Provides IATSE Wardrobe Staff Liaison/ Support 
• Rehearsal Studio Support and Maintenance 
• Local and Long Haul Trucking Management and Administration/ Documentation, Shipping and Receiving 
• In collaboration with the COO manages touring and run out production planning/development of budget/supervision set and costume rentals/sales management 
• Working in collaboration with Production Stage Manager/Company Manager to facilitate set and costume rental/sales management.
• Establishes communication and mutual respect with all senior staff so that the production department will act in harmony with all other departments of the Company. 
• Establishes a good working relationship with all directors, set, costume and lighting designers and coordinates their efforts to satisfy the artistic and financial goals of the company. 
• Obtains bids for recommends contract awards and supervises the execution of all approved production designs. 
• Responsible for the trucking, warehousing and maintenance of all ballet sets, costumes, properties and lighting equipment. 
• Responsible for overseeing the preparation of the production books and maintains technical files and plans for ready access. 
• Other duties as assigned 

Education & Experience Necessary 
 At least two years working in the production department for a ballet company is essential. 
 BA in theater or production and/or a minimum of 5 years production management experience is required. 
 Leadership experience and proven management capability 
 Outstanding written and verbal communication skills 
 Detail oriented, with the ability to manage multiple projects 
 Ability to work in fast-paced environment 
 Able to work long and/or irregular hours; must be present at all performances 
 Flexible, with a sense of humor 

Interaction 
The Director of Production will supervise the Stage Manager, Stage Hands and Wardrobe Unions and will interact closely with Dancers, Academy Parents/Students, Artistic, Development, Marketing, Vendors, Volunteers and Board of Trustees. 
Commitment to Service 
S/he must be responsive to the needs and request of CB staff, Unions, Volunteers Dancers, 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. 
Interpersonal Communication/Teamwork 
Listens well, shares work-related information, is open to others’ perspectives, work styles and methods. Willingly collaborates and cooperates with others in the organization. Develops effective working relationships at all levels and values these relationships as critical to effective work. Able to address conflict in a respectful manner. Expresses ideas clearly and effectively both verbally and in writing. 
Dependability/Punctuality 
Able to prioritize work to meet deadlines. Consistently follows through on projects and issues. 
Flexibility 
Adaptable and responsive to change. Able to adequately respond to request and demands in a timely manner. Adapt at modifying plans/strategies as needed to best meet the needs of those involved.
To apply 
Send resume and cover letter to hr@cballet.org

Cincinnati Ballet

CB Executive Director

Posted:
Apr 1, 2015
TITLE: Executive Director 
DEPARTMENT: Executive 
REPORTS TO: Artistic Director/CEO (AD/CEO) 
FLSA STATUS: Exempt, Salaried, Full-Time Employee 

Position Summary 
As a senior executive, the Executive Director (ED) will provide leadership and supervision in overseeing the organizational advancement efforts, including external affairs, government advocacy, and day to day operations of communications, marketing, sales and ticketing, media relations, and development. The ED with support from the AD/CEO and COO will be responsible and accountable for developing, implementing and managing Cincinnati Ballet’s (CB) strategic plan. The ED works alongside the AD/CEO and COO to support the company’s drive for excellence in artistic and operational standards. 
Direct Reports 
Director of Development, Director of Marketing and Communications, Director of Education Outreach and Director of Sales and Ticketing Services. 
Relationship to AD/CEO 
The ED will report weekly to the AD/CEO and when appropriate, to the Board of Trustees, pertaining to all areas of responsibility. The ED and the AD/CEO will work together to grow CB’S donor base and support for operating and major initiatives. 
Relationship to COO 
All budgetary and finance activities are realized through the budgeting process, which involves all departments working closely together, i.e. Development, Marketing, Artistic, Production, Academy, Finance and Education Outreach. The ED, COO and the CSO Finance Department together coordinate this effort and report progress and projections on a weekly basis to the AD/CEO and on a monthly basis report to the Board of Trustees. 
Development Responsibilities
The ED is primarily responsible for relationship management with a focus on developing deep personal relationships with current and high potential major supporters. The ED oversees and drives fundraising efforts among individuals, corporations, foundations, volunteer organizations and ArtsWave to secure support for operating needs, special initiatives, capital projects and endowment and provides a full suite of patron benefits. The ED has accountability for achieving fundraising goals. 
• Oversees the development, implementation and management of the CB’s fund raising strategies and their execution; including increasing foundation support, developing new sources of government funding, expanding individual donor giving and establish a donor benefit program in coordination with the Director of Development. 
• Develop in concert with Director of Development, a sound development plan and set of procedures designed to ensure good working relationships between Development, Marketing and Sales and Ticketing. 
• Work with the development staff to create and implement a planned giving campaign. 
• Work with major donors, Board of Trustees, AD/CEO, Director of Development and Chair of the Endowment Drive, to increase CB’s endowment. 
• Oversee CB fundraising mailings, including mailing list and electronic listserv maintenance, grant writing and coordination of proposal submissions and funder reports, communication, and compliance in coordination with the Director of Development. 
• Report regularly to the development committee and CB Board on the progress of fundraising efforts. 
• Inspire accountability in the development team to meet all contributed income goals in coordination with the Director of Development. 
• Attend events, CB performances, studio, dress rehearsals, performances, CB’s special events, and other cultivation opportunities in the community such as galas, dinners and lunches. 
• Establish strong relationships with community and regional, state and federal government officials to strengthen and build CB’s positive image and support for its mission. Use external presence and relationships to garner new relationships. 
• Lead solicitation of top level prospects. 
• Structure AD/CEO “asks” to prioritize on major projects and important initiatives for CB. 
• Oversee corporate fundraising for annual support and special projects; work closely with other senior development managers in establishing corporate funding priorities and advising them on trends in the philanthropic world. Appropriately cultivate corporate donors. 
• Provide oversight for special events to find new funding opportunities and establish buzz and community awareness of CB. 
• Organize, train, motivate and support staff, trustees and volunteers to represent the company in the community. 

Communications/Public Relations and Marketing Responsibilities 
The ED is responsible for overseeing the creation and implementation of a marketing, communications and public relations plan; to include media relations, annual reports, company advertising, marketing campaigns and customer communication. 
• Serve as secondary spokesperson for CB, assuring proper representation of CB to the community. 
• Expand and enhance CB’s ticket sales and marketing programs to ensure continued development of present and future audiences as well as regional and national awareness of CB through institutional marketing strategies. 
• Oversee the establishment of annual marketing plans; review and support effective branding, prioritize on opportunities for institutional marketing, implement new technology and social networking, oversee website management, the negotiation of media contracts, and stay on the forefront of public engagement and analysis of consumer dynamics in coordination with the Director of Marketing and Communications. 
• Support and lead the marketing and box office team to attain all ticket sale goals. 
• In concert with the AD/CEO and other appropriate staff create, manage and implement annual communication plans to raise the visibility of CB, its programs and its interests. 

Strategic Planning Responsibilities 
The ED is responsible, in collaboration with the AD/CEO and COO for creating, communicating, executing, and sustaining CB’s strategic plan aligned with the organization’s artistic and business goals for growth. 
• Lead an integrated strategic planning process for staff, board, and community leaders by bringing a strong analytical foundation to attain CB’s vision and the establishment of priority activity. 
• Partner with constituents to develop building blocks for strategic growth – long term and short term goals. 
• Orchestrate brand planning with strategic planning for CB’s administrators, the community and volunteer structure. 
• Ensure all deliverables required from each segment, internally and externally, are met in an efficient and timely manner. 
• Develop and communicate strategy execution plans that are easily digestible by employees and manage resources needed to achieve strategic goals. 
• Identify opportunities to constantly improve the quality of thinking applied to the business and artistic success of CB. 
• Engage department heads in vision and strategy discussions to ensure input and buy-in. 
• Hold department heads accountable to the strategic plan by setting clearly defined goals for each department and then measuring the results against the goals. 
• Ensure ongoing programmatic excellence and rigorous program evaluation, with linkages to the overall mission/vision and strategy of the Ballet. 
• Ensure that programs address community needs while also promoting CB. 

Education and Outreach Support 
The ED and the Director of Education Outreach (DEO) will work collaboratively to extend the regional presence of CB, to bring hope and joy to our community through the power and passion of dance. 
• Oversee the institution's educational activities to ensure successful integration into the overall mission and long range plans of the CB. 
• Expand education and outreach efforts, with the Director of Education Outreach. 
• Develop with the DEO, plans to grow CincyDance Scholarship program in line with Academy growth. 
• Ensure CB is continuing to grow programs that include special needs children. 
• Develop clear, consistent means for measuring impact with the support of the DEO, development department and ArtsWave. 
• In collaboration with the COO and DEO, develop a collaborative vision to promote CB’s Education and Outreach programs. 
• Work with Director of Development to generate funding of all aspects of CB’s Education and Outreach programs. 

Board Support 
• Serve ex-officio on Board of Trustee committees, including nominating, development, marketing, executive and other committees as needed. 
• Support and provide Board of Trustees with adequate information to help Trustees reach sound decisions and establish necessary and required policies that will promote the organization’s overall mission. 
• Collaborate with the board, collectively and individually, and work in partnership with the board development committee to increase the board's fundraising capacity and effectiveness. 
• Assist the Board in articulation of CB’s vision and mission and its own role and accountabilities and that of its committees and individual members and help evaluate Board performance regularly. 
• Work with the Board Chair to support the Board’s governance functions and facilitate the best performance by the Board, its committees and individual Board members. 
• With the Board Chair focus Board attention to long-range strategic issues and fundraising. 
• Organize a Sustaining Trustees program. 

Valued Leadership Qualities
 
• Operate with a team approach to instill a culture of mutual respect, trust and enjoyment. 
• Recognize contributions (time, wealth and ideas) made by all stakeholders. 
• Encourage creative problem solving by showing respect for differing opinions and perspectives. 
• Ability to articulate a vision and a passionate resolve to attain goals. 
• Leadership skills and strong reputation for building successful teams. 
• High energy and enthusiastic with a compelling presence. 
• Team Builder, Team player and superior listening and communication skills. 
• Intact ego, easily gives other people credit. 

Qualifications 
• A commitment to the highest ethical standards and integrity. 
• Successful experience in top management of a performing arts organization is preferable, but proven leadership success in business, coupled with a passionate regard for the arts and significant knowledge or involvement with an arts organizations is also acceptable. 
• Has demonstrated knowledge of business operations, budgeting, and financial planning. 
• Proven success in leading significant fundraising campaigns. 
• Superior oral and written communication skills. 
• Strong reputation for building successful teams. 
• Possess knowledge and interest in ballet and sensitivity to the importance of artistic excellence. 
• Positive attitude and ability to be conducive to dealing effectively with various individuals and diverse groups to develop consensus. 
• Entrepreneurial spirit – essential. 
• Strategic thinker with the ability to tactically implement. 

About Cincinnati Ballet 
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, offers top level professional ballet training at Cincinnati Ballet Otto M. Budig Academy and recreational dance to students of all ages. 

Cincinnati Ballet has experienced rapid growth, going from a $4.9MM operating budget in 2009-2010 to a $7.26MM in 2014-2015. In celebration of Cincinnati Ballet’s 50th Anniversary Season in the 2013-2014 Season, the company toured to New York and performed at the famed Joyce Theater, produced its first historical table-coffee book, and created a major new full length ballet, King Arthur’s Camelot. 

Purpose: We exist to move you - profoundly and joyfully! 
We believe
• Dance expresses a humanity that can be felt by everyone 
• Collaboration ignites new possibilities. 
• A disciplined approach is essential to success and creativity. 

Application Process: 
Please submit your written expression of interest and relevant experience directly to our confidential email address: HR@cballet.org. Likewise, if you have questions, please email them directly with your contact phone number and an executive member of the Cincinnati Ballet will follow up with you shortl 

The Lewis & Clark Company

"Be Creative" Campaign Director

Posted:
Apr 1, 2015
TITLE:  Be Creative Campaign Director
REPORTS TO:  President
CLASSIFICATION:  Full Time

ABOUT LEWIS & CLARK CO.:

The founding of Lewis & Clark Co. was inspired by the relentless pursuit of a bold idea, and to the brilliant explorers, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, who against all odds, turned Thomas Jefferson’s vision into a reality.  Lewis & Clark Co. is driven by the opportunity to partner with modern-day Jeffersons who have world-changing ideas and need a team of experienced explorers to help them find the path to success.

We are a fundraising leadership and innovation firm that thrives on helping non-profits and philanthropists secure the capital they need to successfully launch and sustain their enterprises.  We combine entrepreneurial savvy with adaptive fundraising strategies to overcome challenges on the path to success.  We see our role as the CEO of our projects—we assume full responsibility for aligning all of the elements needed to successfully achieve the desired outcomes.
Lewis & Clark Co. was founded by Scott Provancher, an accomplished non-profit executive with over 17 years of experience, having served as President of the Arts & Science Council prior to founding Lewis & Clark Co.  Over the course of his career, which spans CEO roles at symphony orchestras to founding power2give.org, Provancher has raised nearly $500 million for institutions and Creative Schools Campaign throughout the United States.

JOB SUMMARY:

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

QUALITIES OF THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE:

Lewis & Clark Co. aspires to be the most creative force in helping non-profits, philanthropists and social entrepreneurs envision, fund and launch their inspirational and game-changing ideas.  The only way that we can achieve our calling is to find colleagues that share the same passion and have the right strengths for the role they are playing.  

The Creative Schools Campaign Director will have the following strengths and attributes:
· Ability to connect, build trust and bring out the best in a diverse range of individuals
· An adaptive/entrepreneurial mind-set—the ability to think creatively about how to solve problems, overcome obstacles, motivate people, and ultimately find the successful path to the desired outcomes.
· A drive to deliver work of the highest quality in order to make their client partners successful
· A knack for anticipating the next steps in complex processes and a yearning to put that insight into action
· Amazing follow-through and organizational skills that put clients/colleagues at ease that you’re ”on it”
· Seeks feedback and suggestions for continuous improvement
· Excels with limited oversight and direction by clearly communicating to all partners and team members
· Thrives in a start-up environment where everyone does what it takes to help the company grow

JOB DETAILS:

The Creative Schools Campaign Director, in partnership with the President, will primarily manage two types of engagements for Lewis & Clark Co.: 1) fundraising campaign leadership and execution and 2) strategic fundraising planning consulting engagements (pre-campaign fundraising assessments, ideation sessions or strategic planning).  The following areas of responsibility provide a good overview of the type of work that this role will be responsible for delivering.

Fundraising Projects:
· Develop and adapt project planning documents (goals & objectives, donor pipeline management tools, operations timeline) for each assigned project/client.
· Perform donor research and prospecting as needed to accomplish fundraising goals
· Manage communications with clients and key donors for each project; ensuring that the right person is equipped to communicate key messages to the desired stakeholders
· Schedule planning and solicitation meetings as agreed upon by clients
· Develop presentations for donor and client meetings (if you don’t like this don’t take the job; we do a ton of presentations)
· Execute timely thank you’s and follow-up correspondence after each client or stakeholder meeting
· Be proactive in serving the needs of clients and donors for each project
· Serve as the traffic cop for all activities related to the campaigns you are managing

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

Lewis & Clark Leadership Team:
· Serve as a key member of the leadership team for the company, providing strategic insight and thought leadership as Lewis & Clark Co. grows and improves
· Work on special R&D projects or ideas as assigned by the President
· Be a team player that is proactive about the success of the leadership team and helps to improve the processes and culture of the company

Interested parties should submit cover letter and resume to Info@lewisandclarkco.com.

Cincinnati Museum Center

Vice President of Institutional Advancement

Posted:
Mar 31, 2015
Cincinnati Museum Center (CMC) at Union Terminal is a nationally recognized institution and national historic landmark. Dedicated to sparking community dialogue, insight and inspiration, CMC was awarded the 2009 National Medal for Museum and Library Service from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and received accreditation from the American Alliance of Museums in 2012. CMC is one of only 16 museums in the nation with both of these honors, making it a unique asset and a vital community resource. Union Terminal has been voted the nation's 45th most important building by the American Institute of Architects. Organizations within CMC include the Cincinnati History Museum, Duke Energy Children's Museum, Museum of Natural History & Science, Robert D. Lindner Family OMNIMAX® Theater and Cincinnati History Library & Archives. Recognized by Forbes Traveler Magazine as the 17th most visited museum in the country, CMC welcomes more than one million visitors annually.  Additionally, CMC maintains the Geier Collections & Research Center and the Eulett Center at the Richard and Lucille Durrell Edge of Appalachia Preserve. 
 
The Vice President is the chief development officer and will direct a substantial fundraising program, which includes a comprehensive campaign of significant size.
 
The Vice President of Institutional Advancement oversees a staff of nine and an expense budget of $1.1 million and a revenue budget of $5 million. The Museum Center’s total annual budget is about $25 million. The vice president has primary responsibility for identifying, facilitating and securing gifts and grants to ensure that capital, endowment, and supplementary budget needs of CMC are fulfilled on an annual basis.  As such, the vice president will be involved in strategic planning for CMC, and in the execution of those strategic plans.  Specifically, over the next several years, the vice president will be responsible for coordinating and operating a multi-million dollar comprehensive campaign to address CMC’s operating, endowment and facilities needs. The vice president will be expected to set ambitious goals and develop innovative strategies for increasing contributions for expanded programs, endowment growth and capital projects.
 
Position
Reports to: President/CEO in parallel with other vice presidents for museums, exhibits and museum planning, marketing, and finance and administration.
Supervises multiple (currently nine total staff with three senior-level direct report)
 
Major Responsibilities:
1. Manage all fund-raising programs that generate unrestricted support for annual operations and restricted support for specific programs, areas of collections/research, exhibits  and endowment. Primary fundraising activities include: major gifts and planned giving, individual annual giving and gift clubs; individual and family membership revenues; donor cultivation and special events; corporate relations; foundation relations; government relations; prospect research, gift processing, and stewardship.*
 
2. Manage the development department, including budgeting and reporting. Supervise, train, and evaluate department staff.  *
 
3. Vice President, Institutional Advancement, also serves as President of the Cincinnati Museums Foundation.  The Foundation provides financial support for the benefit of Cincinnati Museum Center and other tax exempt entities of which the Cincinnati Museum Center is the sole member.  This includes the operation and management of an endowment fundraising program for CMC. 
 
4. Supervise volunteer services department and programs.  *
 
5. Manage leadership volunteer Advisory Boards, which support individual museums within the organization and act as advocates in the community.   These Advisory Boards support the sustainability of the institution and are instrumental in helping CMC to identify, cultivate and engage leadership volunteers and community advocates. *
 
6. Serves as liaison with the Advancement Committee, a board member sub-committee elected by the trustees, to advance short and long-term fundraising goals.  *
 
7. Advise and assist the President/CEO in planning and executing CMC policies and programs.  As a member of the president’s senior staff, work collaboratively with fellow vice presidents and other divisions, participate in planning, administration, and general management of CMC .*
 
8. Monitor trends and legislative and regulatory developments at the federal, state, and local levels affecting cultural and nonprofit institutions, and philanthropy, in general.
Qualifications:
· A baccalaureate degree; advanced degree desirable.
· Ten years or more experience and demonstrated success in different areas of institutional advancement with a track record in closing major gifts in a non-profit setting.  Museum experience a plus.
· Experience and demonstrated success in one or more comprehensive capital or endowment campaigns.
· Demonstrated ability to manage, inspire, and lead a professional staff.
· Demonstrated achievement in organizing and motivating trustees, staff, and key volunteers to participate effectively in fundraising activities.
· Excellent oral and written communication skills.
· Demonstrated understanding of and appreciation for the distinctive value of museums and cultural institutions.
· Valid driving license with good driving record.
 
The Ideal Person Should Be:
· Organized.
· A strong manager.
· Collaborative and collegial with peers, subordinates, and volunteer leadership within the institution and with its external partners.
· A person of professional integrity, sound judgment, and initiative.
 
Additional Information:
Position works in a normal office environment, including long periods of sitting, numerous phone conversations, and time spent working at a computer station. Must drive to meetings, generally within the Greater Cincinnati region.  Must be able to lift 35 pounds. Occasional travel required.
 

To apply, access the Cincinnati Museum Center jobs page:http://www.cincymuseumgroup.org/

Global Water Dances

Performing Artists Needed

Posted:
Mar 31, 2015
Inviting drummers and singers of all levels as well as trained dancers, male and female. Dancer Rehearsals start April 12 so be in touch ASAP.
Singers and drummers can join as late as May 15; be in touch by May 10. 

Volunteer positions with possibility of small honorarium.

Please message us at facebookcom/globalwaterdances-cincinnati or send email tomaestrashari@gmail.com. Share a bit about yourself and why you want to participate in Global Water Dances-Cincinnati in 2015. 

Taft Museum of Art

Duncanson Artist-in-Residence Program Coordinator (Part-Time)

Posted:
Mar 30, 2015
A temporary, part-time position (August-January); $11 per hour

Description:
The Museum is seeking an individual whose own life and work experiences bring understanding, passion and commitment to the mission of the Duncanson program which seeks to celebrate the accomplishments of African-American artists. The program coordinator reports to the Director of Education and is responsible for coordinating and facilitating all activities related to the Duncanson Artist-in-Residence program including transportation, facilities, and participation. The Program Coordinator works with the public relations and marketing staff to disseminate promotional and printed materials for all residency activities, acts as liaison to the Duncanson Society, and completes a final report of the residency.

Each autumn the Duncanson Society of the Taft Museum of Art invites an artist to be in residence at the Taft Museum of Art for two weeks. The artist-in-residence gives presentations and leads workshops for students, families and adults both at the Taft museum and at schools, colleges, churches, other non-profit cultural institutions, or other public venues as appropriate.

The Duncanson Artist in Residence program honors the relationship between Nicholas Longworth and Robert S. Duncanson, the African American artist who in about 1850 painted the suite of eight landscape murals in the entrance hall of Longworth’s home, now the Taft Museum of Art. Among its aims, the Duncanson Society strives to address the concerns of Cincinnati’s African-American artistic community.

Job Description:

1. Reports to the Director of Education.

2. Coordinates and facilitates all activities related to the Duncanson Artist-in-Residence program, including transportation, facilities, and participation.

3. Coordinates with the Taft Museum of Art’s Manager of Marketing and Communications in developing and disseminating promotional and printed materials for all residency activities including promotional displays, invitations or announcements, posters, and special events.

4. With Taft Museum of Art education staff and artist-in-residence, coordinates the implementation and scheduling of educational programs for school/university, youth and adult audiences.

5. Organizes and implements receptions and other public events at the Taft Museum of Art and off site related to the residency.

6. Acts as liaison among the Executive Committee of the Duncanson Society, the Duncanson Artist in Residence and the Taft Museum of Art staff and informs these parties of the progress of residency planning and events in a timely manner.

7. Records statistical measures of public participation in the program, compiles photographic documentation, and prepares final evaluation and report of the program at its completion.

8. Maintains organized files of documents, correspondence, publicity, contracts, invoices, and budgets related to the residency.

9. Completes other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

The ideal candidate will have strong organizational and communication skills, as well as approximately one year experience in program or event planning and implementation. Computer skills required (MS office: Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint). Office administrative experience a plus; knowledge of visual arts preferred. Must hold a valid drivers license and have daily access to an automobile during the two weeks of the residency.

Position requires up to 20 hours per week and will run August through January, with the greatest concentration being in and around late October when the residency will take place. Upper level undergraduates with an arts education, museum education, design, or arts administration career path are encouraged to apply.

Hours are flexible, but some weekend and evening hours will be required. The Coordinator will be a part-time employee of the Taft Museum of Art and will receive $11 per hour, worker’s compensation and FICA benefits. The Taft Museum of Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To apply: Send cover letter, resume and writing sample by May 29 to:

Taft Museum of Art
316 Pike St.
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
Attn: Director of Education

No phone calls, please.
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.

Taft Museum of Art

Duncanson Artist in Residence

Posted:
Mar 30, 2015
CALL FOR CANDIDATES
2015 Duncanson Artist-in-Residence, Taft Museum of Art
Literary Artist
To honor the relationship between African American painter Robert S. Duncanson (1821-1872) and Cincinnati art patron Nicholas Longworth (1782-1863), the Robert S. Duncanson Society of the Taft Museum of Art annually recognizes the achievements of contemporary African American artists through the Duncanson Artist-in-Residence program. 
For two weeks, the artist is active in the community through public events, workshops, and outreach to area schools, working with students in the classroom and at the Taft to strengthen their understanding of the arts and the relevance of the arts to their lives.
The ideal candidate for 2015 will be a literary artist (writer, poet, or spoken-word artist). This year’s residency coincides with the Taft Museum of Art’s fall exhibition, Jacob Lawrence and the Hero of Haiti. The purpose of the residency is to promote and develop a deepening awareness of African American art and artists and to inspire future generations. Previous Artists-in-Residence include poet/essayist Nikki Giovanni, filmmaker William Greaves, playwright/screenwriter Keith Josef Adkins, visual artist Brian Joiner, violist Nokuthula Ngwenyama, playwright Nikkole Salter, soprano Adrienne Danrich, and jazz violinist John Blake, among others. 
Dates of Residency:  Two weeks in October, 2015 (some flexibility)
Honorarium: $7,500 (plus a per diem of $56/per day; lodging and travel provided if necessary)
Responsibilities include:
· Attendance at reception(s) to open and close residency
· Evening and/or weekend public presentations (3-5)
· Up to 10 programs with school groups, including a day-long session at the local magnet school for the arts 
· Morning and lunchtime program for sponsors of residency
· Weekend program for families
· Weekend master class or workshop for teens/adults 
· Additional programs for targeted audiences, to be determined
· Publicity appearances and commitments prior to and during residency
Note: These responsibilities are subject to some flexibility. It is our mission to reach the broadest possible audience and to form as many community collaborations as possible.
Applicants should submit the following:
· A cover letter outlining interest in the residency
· A current résumé
· Samples of your work
· Link to a professional website (if available)
· Copies of press materials 
· Descriptions of any programs or workshops done with school or adult audiences

Send materials to: Robert S. Duncanson Executive Committee
Christine Miller, Executive Assistant to the Director
Taft Museum of Art
316 Pike Street
Cincinnati, OH  45202-4293

Deadline:  All materials must be received by May 31, 2015.  Include a stamped, self-addressed envelope of sufficient size/postage for return of digital media if necessary. For any questions, please ask cmiller@taftmuseum.org or visit www.taftmuseum.org.

Xavier University Art Department

Graphic Design Adjunct

Posted:
Mar 30, 2015
The Xavier University Department of Art is currently seeking to hire a one-time adjunct teaching position in the discipline of Graphic Design for the Fall 2015 semester. The class is Advanced Graphic Design and covers a wide range of design topics and projects. Class size is small and students get one-on-one attention. Interested candidates should be able to:
 
1] Demonstrate advanced knowledge of the Adobe Creative suite, including Illustrator, InDesign, and AfterEffects.
2] Communicate to students the importance of the design process.
3] Work within the existing curriculum and version of the design process.
4] Be an engaging and motivated teacher.
 
Other considerations:
- Previous teaching experience is preferred, but not required.
- Candidate must have MFA in Graphic Design or related field.
- Traditionally the class meets from 4-6:30pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
- Classes are taught in the Cohen building on Xavier’s campus.
 
Please digitally submit the following materials:
1] Cover Letter (pdf)
2] Resume (pdf)
3] Website of portfolio (hyperlink)
 
To:
Jonathan Gibson 
Associate Professor Dept. of Art
Xavier University
jongibson1@gmail.com

Education Matters

Grant Writer

Posted:
Mar 30, 2015
Job Title: Grant Writer 
Location: Education Matters Main Office, 2104 Saint Michael Street 
Status/Hours: Part-time/20-25 hours per week. 
Work Days: 218 regular work days. May include additional evening and weekends. 
Hours: Monday – Friday, work hours negotiable (must be between 9am-5pm) 
Compensation Type: Salary, paid bi-weekly. 
Reports to: President 
Start Date: April 6, 2015 
Education Matters is a non-profit organization working to inspire learning and strengthen our community by removing barriers to education. We offer three core adult education programs to re-engage learners at any level from basic English to a college degree. 
Job Overview 
Education Matters is seeking a Grant Writer who will work under the supervision of the President to achieve revenue goals, write proposals and reports, and identify funding opportunities to secure resources from a diverse sector of donors. Primary responsibilities include writing funding requests and progress reports, conducting research to identify new sources of funding, and developing the case for support for potential new donors. 
Work Responsibilities 
· Research new grant opportunities through appropriate databases and connections; 
· Research grant requirements for new and existing grants; 
· Compile all materials for grant applications and write all narrative sections; 
· Write letters of inquiry, concept notes and grant proposals for resource mobilization: draft progress reports as per grant agreement requirements; 
· Research adult education, community development, and social services practices and trends as well as funding trends for potential public and private sector donors; 
· Identify and prioritize programs and initiatives that have the potential to attract significant public and/or private sector support; 
· Work with the President to gather relevant programmatic and financial information and draft high quality grant applications and program reports; 
· Manage grant calendar and all deadlines; 

Requirements 
· Ability to write clear, precise and compelling documents (must supply three writing samples, minimum of three pages); 
· Project management and organizational skills, attention to detail, ability to work independently a well as collaboratively with a team; 
· Excellent time management skills, with an ability to handle multiple projects and to meet deadlines; 
· Proficient in accessing Internet based research materials, ability to read, write, and communicate complex ideas; 
· Proficient in conducting, processing, and reporting research; 
· Proficient in Adobe Acrobat Pro, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Excel. 

Other Requirements 
· Minimum Bachelor’s degree required to apply. 
· Minimum three years’ experience in non-profit work. 
· Professional grant writing experience is required. 

Compensation 
Competitive/based on relevant work experience. 
How to Apply 
Submit resume, cover letter, three professional references, and three writing samples to Mary Knauff, Vice President at mary@emcincy.org
Application Deadline 
March 31, 2015 
Start Date 
April 13, 2015 
Education Matters is an equal opportunity employer. 
 

ArtWorks

Grants Manager

Posted:
Mar 27, 2015
Job Title: Grant Manager
Location: ArtWorks Administrative Office, 20 E. Central Pkwy, Cincinnati, OH 
Rate of Pay: Salary, Starting at: $30,000 (commensurate with experience level); Employee benefits package includes health insurance, paid time off and savings plan.
Reports to: Director of Development
Start date: May 15, 2015

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

Responsibilities:  
· Research, write and submit all grant applications on behalf of ArtWorks 
· Seek new grant opportunities and expand funding from existing grant supporters
· Maintain and update tracking system and annual calendar for all grant requests.
· Prepare renewal grants as applicable with local, state and federal government agencies 
· Edit draft applications for accuracy and completeness in accordance to grant requirements
· Research new grant opportunities to support all of ArtWorks programming efforts – Public Art, ArtRx, Creative Enterprise, as well as Arts & Culture, Wellness, Urban Revitalization and Youth Employment.
· Performs various general grant administration functions such as, budget amendments, plan change, program evaluation, etc.
· Knowledge of grant application process and procedures, including applicable laws 
· Critical and creative thinking to develop multi-year grant strategies for foundation prospects
· Ability to coordinate grant process across ArtWorks departments including Finance, Development, Communications and Programming 
· Ensures accurate and timely preparation of grant reports
· Work collaboratively with Development leadership to implement funding strategies
· Prepare quarterly and annual reports as required by grant agencies
· Creates and maintains appropriate spreadsheets and documentation to support grant reporting
· Works with ArtWorks Programming team to gather data for reports and ensure that proper measurements are being recorded and maintained
· Proactively stewards foundation and agency relationships
· Communicates relevant grant information with Programming team and all other appropriate internal users
· Prepare written and statistical reports for various audiences.
· Perform any other duties, as necessary.

The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications, characteristics and abilities
· Must be able to demonstrate proactive, deadline-driven leadership with ability to take initiative, balance priorities and meet deadlines.
· Ability to exercise sound judgment and work independently 
· Highly organized, solution-oriented, results-driven and a positive attitude. 
· A proven success rate of 50% grants awarded or greater, over at least one fiscal year. 
· Proficient and comfortable with meeting a grants goal of between $750,000 and $1,250,000
· At least 3 years of successful grants writing experience for nonprofit organizations
· Capable of creatively positioning grant opportunities to new prospects
· Must possess excellent written, verbal, telephone and interpersonal communications skills.
· Must be detail-oriented and have the ability to work on several projects simultaneously. 
· Highly Proficient in Word and Excel.
· Excellent organizational, problem-solving and decision making skills
· Demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively with teams and committees.
· Experience and ease meeting and socializing with people from diverse backgrounds. 
· Manage sensitive and confidential information with integrity.
· Excellent personal and professional references.
· Available for special events, with occasional weekend/evening work

The successful candidate will::  
· Adhere to the utmost ethical standards, intuitive, considerate and kind.
· Have a passion for the arts, education, creative enterprise and promoting healing through art.
· Be an excellent representative of ArtWorks
· Be a team-player, hard-working and an independent achiever with a “can do” attitude, must be comfortable in a fast-paced environment with frequent deadlines.
· Be flexible, optimistic, able to receive constructive feedback, and possess a good sense of humor
· Work collaboratively with and in support of all ArtWorks team-members.

Credentials and Experience:
· Bachelor’s degree in Technical Writing, Marketing, Arts or Business Administration
· Minimum of three (3) years of successful grants writing experience
· Experience working with a non-profit organization or related field 
About ArtWorks:  Founded in 1996, ArtWorks trains and employs local youth and talent to create art and community impact. ArtWorks’ vision is to be the creative and economic engine which unites citizens to transform our region through public art, such as their award-winning mural program, art therapy, and creative enterprise initiatives.  To date, ArtWorks has hired over 2,700 area youth and 700 professional artists, and has trained over 240 creative entrepreneurs. ArtWorks is grateful for the support of many individuals and organizations, including the City of Cincinnati, the Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation, the generosity of community contributions to the  ArtsWave Campaign, and the Ohio Arts Council. To learn more or to support ArtWorks, visit ArtWorksCincinnati.org.

To apply: Interested candidates should send resume, cover letter and two writing / grant samples via e-mail to Sara Lawellin at Sara@ArtWorksCincinnati.org by April 26, 2015.

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

Melodic Connections AND Visionaries + Voices

Summer Social Skills Camp Volunteer, Ages 15-22

Posted:
Mar 27, 2015
Purpose:
The volunteers will provide support to the music therapist/visual arts specialist during the 6-week summer social skills program for children and teenagers in a group setting. 

Supervising Personnel:
Volunteer Coordinator
Music Therapist
Visual Arts Specialist

Training and Education:
Currently enrolled in high school or college
Attend the volunteer debriefing each Monday

Days, Hours & Location:
Monday-Friday, 10am-3pm
Location dependent upon the week

Essential Functions:
Follow directions given by the Visual Arts Specialist and/or the Music Therapist

-Provide assistance to the music therapist and/or visual arts specialist during the day’s activities and break/lunch time.
-Work 1:1 with individual students that need hands on support during art lessons or music activities
-Pass out/help gather music and/or art materials
-Accompany students in the halls when necessary
-Help clean the room at the end of the day
-Act as the go between when transitioning between art and music
-Provide assistance during structured activities (yoga and/or dance)

Requirements:
-If over 18 years of age, a background check is required
-If under 18 years of age, a teacher recommendation is encouraged
-Energy and enthusiasm
-Punctuality and Reliability
-Willing to take initiative and step in quickly when needed

Interested parties should contact either:
Theo Bogen at tbogen@visionariesandvoices.com or
Erin Dougherty at  erin@melodicconnections.org

Taft Museum of Art

Bartender (Part-Time)

Posted:
Mar 24, 2015
The Taft Museum of Art is seeking bartenders with outgoing, attentive and charismatic personalities who are knowledgeable and passionate about spirits, wines and cocktails.  The well qualified candidate will have a history of exceeding guest expectations by providing exemplary service.  This professional is always well groomed, clean and of neat personal appearance, possessing a strong aptitude for multitasking, and being able to work effectively with supervisors and co-workers alike. 

Responsibilities include

· Greeting and taking beverage orders from guests; 
· Mixing drinks, cocktails and other bar beverages as ordered and in compliance with Museum standards; 
· Maintaining opening and closing product inventory levels with each event;
· Communicating with Museum staff regarding any special needs or preparations prior to each event; 
· Stocking and maintaining bar levels with product (soft drinks, liquor, wine, beer and other beverages) specific to each event; 
· Setting service areas with appropriate inventories and supplies such as glassware and drink garnishes;
· Assisting and coordinating with caterers to provide additional beverage service support, as necessary; 
· Monitoring the intake of alcohol by guests, and prohibiting the service of alcohol to those who are intoxicated or not of age to legally consume alcohol;
· Executing closing procedures including breakdown of bars, disposing of trash, cleaning and disinfecting bar equipment, and inventory and securing balance of product;
· Understanding and enforcing the Museum’s workplace and event safety policies and procedures; 
· Other duties as assigned. 

Physical Requirements:
· Frequent walking and standing
· Frequently lifts/ carries up to 30lbs
· Attention to detail and personal grooming.  
· Must adhere to dress code of white button down shirt with black vest, black dress pants with black shoes. 
· No visible tattoos. 
· The Taft Museum of Art is a non-smoking facility. 

Skills
:
· Previous bartending experience required with a knowledge of beer, wine and spirits, and be familiar with standard drink recipes.
· Excellent communication skills and ability to take direction. 
· Basic mathematical and reading skills. 
· Strong organizational skills and ability to multi-task. 

Send a letter of interest or resume with three references to jwilson@taftmuseum.org. No phone calls please.
 

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

Director of Special Campaigns

Posted:
Mar 20, 2015
Company Description: The CSO, which also performs as the Cincinnati Pops, is one of America’s finest and most versatile ensembles. With a determination for greatness and a rich tradition that dates back over 120 years, the internationally acclaimed CSO attracts the best musicians, artists and conductors from around the world to Cincinnati. With new commissions and groundbreaking initiatives like LUMENOCITY, One City, One Symphony, and the MusicNOW Festival collaboration, the Orchestra is committed to being a place of experimentation. 

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

Position Summary:  Reporting to the Vice President of Philanthropy, the Director of Special Campaigns will serve as a senior member of the Philanthropy team that works to build a robust giving program and generates operating and endowment support from varied sources to meet the needs of the Cincinnati Symphony and Pops Orchestra (CSO).  The Director will be responsible for developing relationships and executing strategies that support five-, six- and seven-figure gifts for special projects, endowment and planned giving programs of the CSO by informing, inspiring and refining strategies to solicit planned, blended or current gifts from key prospects; establishing initiatives and managing the development and growth of major donors; and supporting the development of the next stage of the CSO’s endowment campaign. The Director will work collaboratively with the Director of Individual Giving and Donor Services and Director of Institutional Giving for prospect identification and joint requests to not only raise money but to promote a culture of philanthropy that celebrates the generosity of every donor who invests in the mission of the CSO.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:
· Identify and cultivate donors and solicit gifts in support of organizational goals
o Collaborate with VP of Philanthropy in executing improved strategies for strengthening the gift pipeline
o Personally solicit and/or prepare and support solicitors (as appropriate) major gifts, maintain relationships with donors and prospects, and coordinate stewardship efforts in conjunction with the President, VP of Philanthropy and Director of Individual Giving and Donor Services
o Take responsibility for anticipating the communication and needs of donors and work within the Orchestra’s structure to deliver on those needs
o Use proactive, service oriented approach with donors, donor advisors and colleagues
o Employ and ensure utilization of wealth screening resources
o Embrace volunteers to support all aspects of work
· Establish and monitor progress towards special campaign goals (those defined as non-general operating support, endowment and planned giving)
o Develop targets for managed programs
o Produce reports and metrics on a bi-weekly basis, documenting status of special projects, endowment and planned giving programs
· Ensure gifts are properly recorded and acknowledged
o Engage donors in “mission moments” such as education concerts, backstage tours, personal introductions to musicians and conductors and special events to promote their sense of pride and ownership in CSO
o Function as primary contact with CSO’s finance department regarding management and payment of special project, endowment and planned gifts
o Work with Data Systems Team to develop and maintain systems to track results, as well as manage special database portals to support worko

· Direct special projects initiatives
o Maintain tracking tools for special projects over five year horizon based on priorities established by the senior management team
o Coordinate donor interests with the priorities of the organization and develop funding proposals to match interests with needs
o Lead bi-weekly special project meetings to identify prospects and advance funding as required by the CSO’s financial policies
o Liaise with departments to more deeply understand current and future funding needs of the Orchestra beyond annual operations and to inform strategies
· Serve as administrator to the endowment program
o Lead case development for future endowment funding needs in cooperation with President, senior management team and musician committee 
o Manage the preparation of appropriate acknowledgements and reports to all donors, including annual accounting status reports
· Manage the Orchestra’s planned giving program
o Provide ongoing promotion of the planned giving program and specifically the legacy donor group, the Schippers Society, to include directing group functions 
o Increase the pool of planned giving prospects through institutional strategies
o Contact and sustain relationships with key legal, tax, financial and philanthropic advisors to raise awareness of CSO’s gift planning capabilities
o Maintain and update, as needed, CSO’s policy manual on receiving, documenting, and designating planned gifts
o Utilize and guide the Planned Giving Committee as a key resource



Job Requirements, Skills, Background:
· Substantial experience with progressive responsibilities in fund raising with a confirmed record of success in asking for and closing gifts, preferably in a performing arts or cultural institution 
· Undergraduate degree with at least five years of experience in a fast-paced, non-profit environment 
· Ability to organize, manage, and complete multiple projects and tasks simultaneously with accuracy, timeliness, and enthusiasm 
· Excellent oral and written communications skills and highly developed organizational skills 
· Strong research, analytical, and planning skills
· 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
· Familiarity with and conversant in major types of planned giving instruments 
· Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs
· Willingness to work outside of traditional business hours, participate in concert duty, and to assume other responsibilities as assigned

Please send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to:
Human Resources
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Music Hall
1241 Elm Street
Cincinnati, OH  45202
Or via email at:  hr@cincinnatisymphony.org

Please put “Director of Special Campaigns” in the subject line.
No third party applications will be accepted.

Cincinnati Art Museum

Development Intern

Posted:
Mar 20, 2015
Responsibilities:
This internship position will assist the Development Department staff with prospect research, management, and sponsorship activation. May also include assistance at special events and with mailings. Familiarity with non-profit operations and databases is desired; strong research skills also desired. This position may come into contact with information that requires discretion and integrity.
 
10-15 hours per week, flexible

This internship is unpaid but may be eligible for educational credit.  Please verify education credit requirements with your college or university.
 
Education/Requirements:
Working towards Associate or Bachelors degree in business, humanities, communications, social sciences, or similar field.
One-page writing sample and one letter of recommendation required.
 
The intern application deadline is April 10, 2015.
 
To apply for an internship position, please submit:
* A cover letter describing your interest in the internship program, museum work and reasons for applying. Please include name, home and school addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail address.
* A full résumé of education and employment history, including contact information for three references.
* A list of all college-level course work.
 
Please submit all application materials in one of the following ways:

Mail:
Human Resources 
Cincinnati Art Museum
953 Eden Park Drive
Cincinnati, OH  45202
Email: internships@cincyart.org
Fax: (513) 639-2932                           

Cincinnati Art Museum

Ralph and Jean Kelly Scholarship Fund

Posted:
Mar 20, 2015
The Cincinnati Art Museum is offering a paid summer internship opportunity for a select African American undergraduates, who have completed their sophomore year by summer 2015. The Fellowship provides one full time (35 hours per week) employment opportunity for 12 weeks, at the rate of $10 per hour, and the opportunity to explore museum careers.

Educational credit may be available, check with college or university for credit requirements.
 
Who is eligible? 

African American students who will have completed their sophomore year preceding the summer work period. Students must claim the Greater Cincinnati region as a permanent residence (60 miles radius of the Art Museum). Students do not have to be Fine Arts majors, or be committed to a museum career. 

What does the ten-week Fellowship entail? 

Fellowship projects are based on staff needs and the Fellows’ interests. Please apply to an open intern position listed on the Cincinnati Art Museum’s website.

How do I apply?

To apply for an internship position, please submit:

· A cover letter describing your interest in the internship program, museum work and reasons for applying. Please include name, home and school addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail address.
· A full résumé of education and employment history, including contact information for three references.
· Intern Contact Information 
· A list of all college-level course work.

Please submit all application materials in one of the following ways:

Mail: Human Resources 
Cincinnati Art Museum
953 Eden Park Drive
Cincinnati, OH  45202

Email: internships@cincyart.org
Fax: (513) 639-2932
 

Cincinnati Art Museum

Donald P. Sowell African American Internship Program

Posted:
Mar 20, 2015
The Cincinnati Art Museum has a paid summer internship position for a select African American undergraduate, who will have completed their sophomore year by Summer 2015. The Fellowship provides one full time (35 hours per week) employment opportunity for 12 weeks, at the rate of $10 per hour, and the opportunity to explore museum careers.

Educational credit may be available, check with college or university for credit requirements.
 
Who is eligible? 

African American students who will have completed their sophomore year preceding the summer work period. Students must claim the Greater Cincinnati region as a permanent residence (60 miles radius of the Art Museum). Students do not have to be Fine Arts majors, or be committed to a museum career. 

What does the ten-week Fellowship entail? 

Fellowship projects are based on staff needs and the Fellows’ interests. Please apply to an open intern position listed on the Cincinnati Art Museum’s website.

How do I apply?

To apply for an internship position, please submit:

· A cover letter describing your interest in the internship program, museum work and reasons for applying. Please include name, home and school addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail address.
· A full résumé of education and employment history, including contact information for three references.
· Intern Contact Information 
· A list of all college-level course work.

Please submit all application materials in one of the following ways:

Mail: Human Resources 
Cincinnati Art Museum
953 Eden Park Drive
Cincinnati, OH  45202

Email: internships@cincyart.org
Fax: (513) 639-2932
 

Cincinnati Art Museum

Rosenthal Education Center Intern

Posted:
Mar 20, 2015
Internship Summary:  
The Rosenthal Education Center (REC) is a new art education space located inside the Cincinnati Art Museum. Through dedicated interactive exhibition and studio space, the REC allows families to discover the Art Museum’s collection in a fun, immersive, hands-on, and safe manner.  
This internship position will work in collaboration with the REC coordinator and the Department of Learning + Interpretation to manage the daily functions of the space, as well as the planning and preparing of future REC exhibitions. 
Responsibilities of the REC intern will include greeting visitors, planning and preparing family-friendly art projects and assisting young visitors with art making. On weekdays, the REC intern may also assist with the 2015 Summer Camp program. 
Unpaid; but may be eligible for educational credit. Please verify credit requirements with your school.
Education/Requirements:
College student working towards a degree in fine arts, art education, early childhood education or a similar field is required.
This position requires excellent interpersonal skills as the intern will interact with Art Museum visitors of all ages on a regular basis. Strong verbal and written communication skills, creative thinking, a sense of humor, and a passion for sharing art with others also required.  Teaching and/or studio experience is a plus. Must be available to work at the Art Museum either Saturdays and/or Sundays. 
2-3 days, 10-20 hours per week. Must have some weekend availability.  
To apply for an internship position, please submit:

* A cover letter describing your interest in the internship program, museum work and reasons for applying. Please include name, home and school addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail address 
* A full résumé of education and employment history, including contact information for three references 
* Intern Contact Information 
* A list of all college-level course work 

Please submit all application materials in one of the following ways:

Mail: 
Human Resources 
Cincinnati Art Museum
953 Eden Park Drive
Cincinnati, OH  45202
Email: internships@cincyart.org
Fax: (513) 639-2932                                

No phone calls please.
 

Cincinnati Art Museum

Marketing Intern

Posted:
Mar 20, 2015
Marketing Intern
The Cincinnati Art Museum is seeking a qualified student intern to discover a career working in marketing. This internship will offer a unique opportunity to learn the basic fundamentals of marketing in one of the best fine art intuitions in the nation.
Internship Summary: This internship position includes understanding marketing, social media and public relations, who wants to get hands-on experience in an exciting and fun nonprofit. This internship will also assist with research and media monitoring. Prospective interns should be able to work 20 hours a week and one Friday night a month to assist with our Final Friday event “Art After Dark.”
Requirements: College student Undergraduate or Graduate, pursing a degree in journalism, marketing, media or communications. Interns must be able to at least work 20 hours per week. Interns also must be comfortable with creating content for Social Media.
This position is unpaid but may be eligible for educational credit; please verify credit requirements with your school.
To apply for this internship, please submit:
- A full resume of education and employment history, including one letter of recommendation
- A one page writing sample
- A cover letter
- Intern contact information page (supplied by the CAM)

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

No phone calls please.
 

Cincinnati Art Museum

Education Intern

Posted:
Mar 20, 2015
The Cincinnati Art Museum is seeking a qualified intern to discover a career working in museum education and programming.

Internship Summary:  
This internship position will assist in School and Teacher Programs within the Division of Learning & Interpretation. The position will require research, compiling data, and helping with educational programming, specifically Summer Teacher Institute.
The position will also require assistance with taking an inventory of the art museum’s Beverly S. Petrie Memorial Teacher Resource Library, ArtSource.
Education/Requirements:
BA in education, art education, BFA or similar field; or current graduate student.
Microsoft Excel data entry experience is essential.
Must be able to work at the art museum at least 5-10 hours a week.

To apply for an internship position, please submit:

* A cover letter describing your interest in the internship program, museum work and reasons for applying. Please include name, home and school addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail address 
* A full résumé of education and employment history, including contact information for three references 
* Intern Contact Information 
* A list of all college-level course work 

Please submit all application materials in one of the following ways:

Mail: 
Human Resources 
Cincinnati Art Museum
953 Eden Park Drive
Cincinnati, OH  45202
Email: internships@cincyart.org
Fax: (513) 639-2932                                
 

Cincinnati Art Museum

Graphic Design Intern

Posted:
Mar 20, 2015
Graphic Design Intern 

Internship Summary:  
This internship position will assist in conceptual development related to various events and exhibitions, and arrive at creative solutions that fall within the Cincinnati Art Museum’s branding initiatives. The intern will be tasked with the assisting in the design and production of various projects including gallery graphics (labels, wall graphics and signage) in cooperation with the CAM’s vendor design team. 
Other tasks may include but are not limited: to upkeep and maintenance of existing graphics and signage, organization and archiving of files, preparing files for print or presentation, and various other special projects as assigned.
Unpaid; but may be eligible for educational credit. Please verify credit requirements with your school.
Education/Requirements:
Candidates should have or be currently working toward a degree in Graphic Design or related field of study or have equivalent experience. A working knowledge of the Adobe Suite and the basics of print design and production is required.

A high level of craft and attention to typography is also needed. You will be asked to work independently on projects as well as part of a team, juggle many projects in a timely manner while meeting deadlines and maintaining a flexible and creative approach to the work.

To apply for an internship position, please submit:

ü A cover letter describing your interest in the internship program, museum work and reasons for applying. Please include name, home and school addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail address 
ü A full résumé of education and employment history, including contact information for three references 
ü Intern Contact Information 
ü A list of all college-level course work 

Please submit all application materials in one of the following ways:

Mail: 
Human Resources 
Cincinnati Art Museum
953 Eden Park Drive
Cincinnati, OH  45202
Email: internships@cincyart.org
Fax: (513) 639-2932                                
 

Cincinnati Art Museum

Museum Gift Website Designer Intern

Posted:
Mar 20, 2015
Museum Gift Website Designer Intern: 
The Cincinnati Art Museum is seeking a qualified student intern to discover a career working in the field of retail website design. 
Internship Summary:  This internship will offer a unique opportunity to participate in the redesign of an online shop website associated with the CAM’s museum gift shop.  As a part of the internal creative interactive team, the intern will mainly be responsible for design and production tasks while also being tasked to produce a personal project upon the completion of the internship. Throughout the time spent here, the intern can expect to be exposed to developing concepts and the creative process associated with retail website design.
Requirements
College student with sophomore through graduate level course work at an accredited college/university with a major in Graphic Design, Multimedia, Interactive, or Information Systems preferred or similar discipline.
· Must know Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator
· A basic understanding of HTML and web design  
· Ability to work with multiple computer databases and software, with familiarity to both PC and MAC platforms
· Strong understanding of interactive experiences and design principles  
· Strong organizational skills with a keen eye for detail in writing and editing content.
· Experience with Shopify or other ecommerce software preferred.
If you have an online portfolio, please submit the link.
This position is unpaid but may be eligible for educational credit; please verify credit requirements with your school.
To apply for this internship, please submit:
- A full resume of education and employment history, including one letter of recommendation
- A one page writing sample
- A cover letter

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

No phone calls please.
 

Cincinnati Art Museum

Culinary Intern

Posted:
Mar 20, 2015
Culinary Intern
Cincinnati Art Museum is seeking a qualified student intern who seeking to gain new experience and skills in the Culinary Arts. This internship will offer a unique opportunity to work independently, in a team environment and on multiple projects.
Internship Summary: We are currently seeking a student for a six month culinary position in our special events department. Students will be part of a team, and will work alongside other experienced professionals on prep, build, and execution of culinary concepts for internal and external events.
Principal Functions will include:
* Assist with concept development in the kitchen.
 * Support kitchen staff in food preparation for internal and external events as well as support for the Terrace Café.
 * Participate in wedding tastings.
 * Effectively collaborate with immediate and cross-functional team members.
 * Create a limited menu and execute a full tasting for Senior Staff and the Executive Chef upon completion of the six month term.
Requirements:   College student that is pursing or completed an Associate’s degree in Culinary Arts. Students must have completed at least on core Culinary Arts classes and have a good academic standing with college or university. Students must be able to work up to 14 hours per week.

Candidates must demonstrate an ability to learn quickly, and to be able to work well independently, in a team environment and on multiple projects.  Physical ability to handle weight of approximately twenty-five pounds.

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

To apply for this internship, please submit:
- A full resume of education and employment history, including two letters of recommendation
- Cover letter expressing interest in the internship opportunity with the CAM.
Please submit all application materials to:
Attention: Human Resources
Cincinnati Art Museum
953 Eden Park Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Email: internships@cincyart.org

No phone calls please.
 

Cincinnati Art Museum

Event Captain (Part-Time)

Posted:
Mar 17, 2015
The Cincinnati Art Museum has an immediate opening for a part-time Event Captain in the Art Museum’s Special Events and Catering Department.

Job Summary:
 
The Event Captain is responsible for ensuring that his/her assigned events and activities are organized and executed, resulting in the complete satisfaction of the guests attending the event.  The Event Captain will supervise and lead the event staff at all stages of a function from set-up to breakdown.  The position will report directly to the Hospitality Manager & Executive Chef and will partner closely with other Art Museum departments.

General Responsibilities:

- Oversees all event service operations and ensures that all event service details are executed. Assist in ensuring that the events are on time. Make adjustments as needed and relay that information to the appropriate personnel. 

- Review Banquet Event Orders (BEO’s) at the beginning of each shift to ensure room are set as contracted. Confirm and assist in setup of A/V equipment as needed for the event.

- Responsible for the performance of the event service staff, including direct supervision of the event staff.  Manage the staffing levels before and during the events.  

- Collaborate with the Chef and Special Events sales team to ensure that quality service is provided for all meeting and event guests. 

- Be an active liaison between the guests and other Art Museum staff to ensure outstanding customer service while maintaining company procedures and complying with company policies 

- Maintain all equipment and facilities in an organized, clean, safe environment.

- Communicate any areas of need, problems, and concerns from guest to the Hospitality Manager

- Work closely with Security, Buildings and Grounds, and Visitor Services staff to schedule and perform transportation of supplies and equipment as needed throughout the Art Museum.

- Complete administrative tasks as assigned by Hospitality Manager
 
Requirements
 
High School graduate or equivalent vocational training certificate required. Bachelor’s degree in Hospitality, or a related business degree preferred 

Minimum of 2 years of experience in events/ banquets, food & beverage, conference services or a related discipline is required.  Excellent written and oral communication skills required.  Positive interpersonal and customer service skills required.  Strong project management skills required

Physical Requirements 

- Ability to speak and hear 
- Close and distance vision 
- Identify and distinguish colors
- Frequent standing with some walking and sitting 
- Will stand for long periods of time 
- Frequently lifts/carries up to 25 lbs 
- Occasionally lifts/carries up to 50 lbs 
- Continual use of manual dexterity and gross motor skills with frequent use of bi-manual dexterity and fine motor skills 
- Able to reach hands and arms in any direction and kneel, stoop or crouch repeatedly 

Working Conditions 

May work indoor or outdoor settings.  Varying schedule to include evenings, holidays and extended hours as business dictates
 
To Apply:

Resume may be mailed or sent electronically to Cincinnati Art Museum, Attention: Human Resources Department, 953 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45202. Email to: humanresources@cincyart.org. An application can be filled out at the visitor services desk in the front lobby during Museum hours. No drop-in interviews available. No phone calls please.
 
The Cincinnati Art Museum is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment where a variety of backgrounds, cultures, orientations, ideas, and talents can flourish.