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Pegasus ArtWorks is an art education program run by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware. The goal of Pegasus ArtWorks is to expose children to multiple mediums of art (music, drawing, film, etc.) We would like artists from all backgrounds and disciplines to teach children about the arts. The program will start the first week in November and last 8 weeks.
Artists will be added to the Pegasus ArtWorks directory and paired with one or more of the 42 club sites around Delaware according to need. All artists will be paid $30/hr for teaching. Each club and/ or school site will schedule artists once or twice a week for 1 hr sessions. However, if the artist is willing to travel to multiple sites on multiple days, he or she will have potential to generate some great earnings.
Accepting applications on a rolling basis.
To learn more about Pegasus ArtWorks, please contact Myron Marshall, Pegasus ArtWorks Coordinator, (267) 303-0672 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted October 17, 2014
Biggs Museum of American Art
The Biggs Museum of American Art, one of Delaware’s newest and most vibrant cultural institutions, is seeking a high-energy, innovative and resourceful chief executive to lead the Museum to new levels of accomplishment and recognition.
The Biggs Museum houses the dazzling collection of the connoisseur and collector of American Art, Sewell C. Biggs. His collection forms the core of the Museum’s permanent collection, 2000 objects comprising18th to 20th century painting, sculpture, works on paper and decorative arts exhibited in 20 elegantly-conceived galleries. The Museum’s three-story building, which incorporates an 1850s structure within state-of-the-art construction completed in 2010, overlooks Legislative Mall in the heart of Historic Dover, the state capital.
The Biggs also maintains a robust schedule of educational programming for children, adults and families, is visited by scholars from universities and museums throughout the country and has produced eight major publications including a two-volume catalog of the collection.
The Biggs operates with a budget of approximately $1.2 million, derived from private and public sources. The Museum has five full-time and nine part-time employees plus consultants. An active and dedicated Board of Trustees currently has 17 members. The Director reports to the Board through the Chairperson and works closely with all standing and ad hoc committees of the Board.
The successful candidate should have at least 8 years of senior staff or director experience gained at an art museum or a related cultural or educational institution. Knowledge of American art or material culture and a commitment to visitor‑centered programming is vital. An advanced degree in a field related to the Biggs’ interests is essential. In addition, the following qualifications are desirable:
- experience shepherding the AAM accreditation process;
- proven success leading people, managing finances and working with trustees;
- willingness and comfort taking the lead in fundraising;
- experience working with boards;
- familiarity with technology;
- sound financial planning ability;
- a successful track record in marketing;
- enjoyment of social and community interaction;
- exceptional oral and written communication skills;
- high energy, strong motivation and a hands-on work ethic;
- the dedication, discipline and ambition to translate vision into concrete achievement.
The Executive Director will provide leadership to the Board and staff to achieve the strategic direction for the Biggs Museum: providing leadership and support to the staff, guidance to the Board and vision for a new strategic plan; formulating new ideas that will further enhance programmatic excellence; preparing a roadmap for fundraising initiatives and long-range plans for continuing financial stability and managing the process for AAM accreditation.
The full position description is available here.
Address all inquiries and recommendations in confidence to executive search team:
Freda Mindlin or Nancy Kaufman
Opportunity Resources Inc.
196 E. 75th St., Ste. 14H
New York, NY 10021
Posted October 6, 2014
First State Heritage Park
SUMMARY: Creative, motivated person needed to work year round as an historical interpreter at First State Heritage Park in Dover. This is a part-time/year-round position which may vary from 15-30 hours per week. Saturday work may be necessary as well as occasional evenings & holidays. The State of Delaware is AA/EOE.
Salary: $11.25 per hour
- Strong interest in history required. Some background or college coursework in American history preferred.
- Excellent customer service skills in welcoming visitors of all ages to the park.
- Ability to present accurate historical material in an engaging way.
- Ability and willingness to learn a significant amount of historical material essential.
- Public speaking experience and ability to communicate effectively to all age groups necessary.
- A willingness to develop acting skills required; some theatrical experience helpful.
- Valid driver’s license required.
- Ability to lift 40 lbs. is necessary.
- Conduct tours of Delaware’s capitol building – Legislative Hall.
- Conduct a variety of historical walking tours in period clothing.
- Provide historical interpretation at the John Bell House on The Green.
- Conduct school tours and programs for kindergarten through college-age groups.
- Participate in historical theater presentations and evening lantern tours.
- Assist with various tasks to enhance and promote the park.
- Willing to work Saturdays, occasional evenings & some holidays.
BENEFITS: This is a seasonal position without traditional benefits. Direct Deposit of paychecks will be required as a condition of employment for new employees.
Please send cover letter, resume, 3 work references and a completed state seasonal application to:
First State Heritage Park
102 S. State Street
Dover DE 19901
Note: Applications can be obtained on-line at: http://www.dnrec.delaware.gov/parks/Home/Documents/Application_Seasonal.pdf
Posted August 4, 2014
The Music School of Delaware – Milford Branch
The Music School of Delaware's Milford Branch (southern Delaware) is looking for teaching artists in woodwinds, brass, strings, guitar and piano. The Music School is a statewide community music school dedicated to providing excellence in music education, training and experiences for people of all ages and levels of ability. Employing a faculty of highly qualified artists and educators and offering comprehensive curricula from infant through advanced levels, the Music School offers private instrumental and vocal instruction, introductory and supplemental music classes and ensembles, public performances, and performance opportunities for students, faculty and special guests.
Candidates must have minimally a bachelor's degree in music and at least two years of experience teaching on their primary instrument. Please send resumes to Cheri Astolfi, Dean, at email@example.com.
Posted May 14, 2014
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