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The Gershman Y
Director of Development

The Gershman Y, a dynamic regional center for arts and culture located in Center City Philadelphia that is informed by Jewish values and committed to appealing to diverse audiences, seeks a qualified full-time professional to develop and oversee a comprehensive and integrated fundraising program.

The Director of Development is a member of the center’s senior administrative team reporting to the Executive Director. Working in partnership with the Executive Director, staff members, the development committee of the Gershman board, and volunteers and interns, the individual will carry out all aspects of an active development program -- including corporate, foundation and government grant writing and reporting; annual fund campaign coordination; identification, cultivation, and stewardship of fundraising prospects; and development of a membership program -- and will coordinate with staff and volunteers to develop fundraising events.

Candidates must have a minimum of three years of development experience, excellent research and grant writing skills, advanced computer skills including knowledge of fundraising software, strong interpersonal skills, and a desire to work in a high-energy, team-oriented environment. A passion for the arts and culture is a definite plus; knowledge of Jewish philanthropy would be helpful.

This position is full-time with benefits and requires ability to work occasional evening and weekend hours.

Please submit cover letter, resume, three to five pages of writing samples including at least one example from a grant proposal, three references, and salary requirements, by August 31, 2014, to kevans@gershmany.org.

The Gershman Y provides equal employment opportunities to all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, or on any other basis prohibited by state or federal law.

Posted August 14, 2014


The Gershman Y
Part-time Manager of Public Relations & Marketing

The Gershman Y, a dynamic regional center for arts and culture located in Center City Philadelphia that is informed by Jewish values and committed to appealing to diverse audiences, seeks a qualified part-time professional to develop and oversee a comprehensive and integrated public relations and marketing program.

The Manager of Public Relations and Marketing is a member of the center’s senior administrative team reporting to the Executive Director. The successful candidate will develop marketing and public relations plans and materials for institutional identity and for all Gershman Y programs including the Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival, cultural arts programs, and gallery exhibitions.  She/he will coordinate with contracted designers in developing printed materials and with an in-house  communications associate in developing electronic communications, and will work closely with staff and volunteers in the development and marketing of fundraising events.

Candidates must have a minimum of three years of marketing/public relations experience, excellent written and verbal communications skills, strong interpersonal skills, and a desire to work in a high-energy, team-oriented environment. A passion for the arts and culture is a definite plus; a knowledge of Jewish media outlets would be helpful. This position requires the ability to work occasional evening and weekend hours.

Please submit cover letter, resume, three to five pages of writing samples, three references, and salary requirements by August 31, 2014 to kevans@gershmany.org

The Gershman Y provides equal employment opportunities to all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, or on any other basis prohibited by state or federal law.

Posted August 14, 2014


First State Heritage Park
Historical Interpreter

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

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 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.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • 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.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES:

Please send cover letter, resume, 3 work references and a completed state seasonal application to:

Sarah Zimmerman
First State Heritage Park
102 S. State Street
Dover DE 19901
sarah.zimmerman@state.de.us

Note: Applications can be obtained on-line at: http://www.dnrec.delaware.gov/parks/Home/Documents/Application_Seasonal.pdf

Posted August 4, 2014


Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation
Program Associate, International

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation seeks a Program Associate who will assist in the facilitation and management of the Foundation’s work in fostering international cultural exchange in the arts. The Program Associate reports to the Deputy Director, Programs.

Responsibilities:

The Program Associate, International’s primary responsibility is management of the USArtists International and Southern Exposure: Performing Arts of Latin America programs, including administration of three competitive grant rounds annually.  Tasks include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • review and refine program guidelines
  • work with Foundation marketing and program staff to promote program
  • provide technical assistance to potential applicants
  • identify and solicit artists, arts professionals and laypersons to serve as review panelists
  • facilitate application review panel meetings
  • create grant recommendation documents for Board review
  • work with Foundation grant management staff for processing of awards
  • provide applicant feedback
  • manage program budget
  • review grantee final reports
  • work with Foundation development staff to create reports for program funders

The position works in collaboration with other program staff to incorporate international participation into existing Foundation programs, such as ArtsCONNECT, the Jazz Touring Network, and Mid Atlantic Tours

Working closely with the Executive and Deputy Directors, the Program Associate also assists in the development of new programs fostering international cultural exchange in the arts in alignment with the Foundation’s current strategic plan.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A degree in arts administration or arts-related field. 
  • Two years of experience in an arts and culture or funding agency with management, program development, and program evaluation responsibility.
  • Knowledge of and familiarity with the range of public and private arts organizations, funding agencies, and programs active in international cultural exchange in the United States and abroad.
  • Knowledge of and familiarity with nonprofit presenting organizations within the United States.
  • The ability to develop, manage, and evaluate arts programs.
  • Persuasive written and verbal communication skills. 
  • Strong research, planning and budgeting skills.
  • Proficiency in computer technology including the ability to use various software applications for project and data management.
  • Demonstrated maturity and sound judgment.
  • Conversational proficiency in a foreign language, particularly French or Spanish, is preferred.

Compensation:

Salary commensurate with experience. A full benefits package accompanies the position.

Deadline:

The position will remain open until filled.  Anticipated start date: September 1, 2014 

Application:

Please email letter of application, resume, and names and contact information for three references to hr@midatlanticarts.org (please send file attachments as Word or PDF documents only) or mail documents to:

Executive Assistant
Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation
201 N. Charles St., Suite 401
Baltimore, MD  21201

The Foundation will not respond to telephone inquiries concerning this position.

Posted July 2, 2014


Grantmakers in the Arts (GIA)
Deputy Director/Director of Programs

GIA is seeking to hire for the position of Deputy Director/Director of Programs.  This position is responsible for shared leadership of the organization and fulfillment of its mission by ensuring the quality and delivery of all of GIA’s programs.

Important qualifications for this position include:

  • A broad overview of arts and cultural philanthropy;
  • A knowledge of the current philanthropic practices of private foundations, public agencies, community foundations and other funders;
  • An understanding of the emerging issues facing funders, artists and arts organizations.

Specifically, this position is responsible for content development and oversight of:

  • The GIA Reader, a 56 page peer-reviewed journal, published tri-annually;
  • An extensive multi-faceted website;
  • The annual Arts Funding Snapshot;
  • The annual conference, and occasional regional meetings;
  • An annual series of Web conferences;
  • Research initiatives and publications;
  • Programs emerging from specific interest groups of GIA members;
  • Supervisory responsibilities of program staff.

Successful candidates for this position will possess:

  • Significant experiential knowledge of the field of arts and culture philanthropy;
  • Demonstrated commitment to advancing culturally competent and inclusive work policies and practices;
  • Master’s degree in communications, information-management, an arts-related field, or equivalent  employment experience;
  • Management level experience in program development, budgeting, promotion, and fundraising;
  • Management level experience as a content editor for both print and online environments (Experience with CiviCRM and Drupal preferred, but not required);
  • Experience in the planning and execution of conferences and meetings;
  • Familiarity with planning and commissioning of research, as well as standard research protocols and terminology;
  • Critical thinking skills, a collaborative and flexible leadership style, the ability to manage projects with multiple deadlines simultaneously, excellent communication skills, and attention to detail.

GIA offers a competitive compensation and benefit package.  Salary range for this position is $85,000 - $95,000.  Benefits include medical, dental, vacation and retirement.  Domestic travel for this position estimated at 5-10%.

GIA is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all EOE and ADA requirements.

To apply, please send a letter of interest and resume to:

Janet Brown, President & CEO
Grantmakers in the Arts
4055 21st Avenue West, Suite 100
Seattle, Seattle WA  98199
search@giarts.org

**No telephone inquiries, please.**

Posted June 11, 2014


The Music School of Delaware – Milford Branch
Teaching Artists

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 castolfi@musicschoolofdelaware.org.

Posted May 14, 2014


DE Center for Contemporary Arts (DCCA)
Part-time Database Manager

The DCCA is looking for a part-time database manager.  Candidate must have in-depth knowledge of and experience with Raisers’ Edge or other relationship management software and the ability to work in both PC and Mac environments.  Raiser’s Edge duties include comprehensive data entry in Raiser’s Edge and Constant Contact, managing membership renewals, generating reports, coordinating fundraising mailings.  Experience in Human Resources would be a plus. HR duties include semi-monthly payroll, benefits administration including annual insurance renewals. 80% of time spent on database admin, 20% of time spent on payroll and benefits admin.

The position will be available in mid-April. Please send cover letter and résumé to hpage@thedcca.org . No phone or in person inquiries.

The DCCA provides equal employment opportunities to all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, or on any other basis prohibited by state or federal law.

Posted April 2, 2014


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