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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.


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.


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


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


Please email letter of application, resume, and names and contact information for three references to (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

Delaware Chamber Music Festival (DCMF)
Part-time Administrator

DCMF is a Delaware non-profit arts organization is in its 29th season. Under the leadership of Philadelphia Orchestra violinist, Barbara Govatos, DCMF presents four world-class chamber music performances in the month of June, including free outreach concerts to the community.

DCMF seeks a part-time administrator for its operations and customer service responsibilities. Compensation will be based on the candidate’s demonstrated skills and experience. Time with outgoing Administrator will be provided in the weeks before start date.

Start date: August 1, 2014.

Key Job Duties:

  • Customer Service: coordinate the season brochure, manage all ticket sales and subscriptions, maintain patron and donor lists, respond promptly to phone and mail and email requests.
  • Concert Operations: manage printing of concert program book, including advertisements, run the box office on concert days, prepare contracts for performers and venues, manage other concert support as needed.
  • Finance: deposit revenue, manage online payment system, assist with grants, marketing, and fund raising activities, work with Treasurer to maintain accurate financial records.
  • Administrative: attend Board meetings (at least 4 a year), report key operational metrics, manage website and Facebook, and maintain records in an organized, secure condition.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Strong organization and time management skills to manage multiple activities and meet deadlines;
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing;
  • Experience keeping accurate records with attention to detail;
  • Solid computer skills including basic IT, Word, Excel, Access, Dreamweaver (website), Indesign (all print material);
  • Experience working directly with customers, venues and suppliers;
  • Experience working in non-profit or volunteer organizations;
  • Experience with Credit card functions (swipe), using social media effectively (Facebook, Constant Contact, etc.);
  • Working knowledge of Classical Music a big plus.

To apply, please contact Ruth with your resume at:

Posted June 12, 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

**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

Posted May 14, 2014

Newark Symphony Orchestra
Part-Time Business Manager

Newark Symphony Orchestra (NSO) is a Delaware non-profit arts organization in its 48th year of operation.  Under the leadership of dynamic Maestro Simeone Tartaglione, NSO has continued to grow its programming, revenue, and community impact

NSO seeks a part-time Business Manager for its operations and customer service responsibilities. Compensation will be based on the candidate’s demonstrated skills and experience.

Key Job Duties:

  • Customer Service -coordinate the season brochure, manage all ticket sales and subscriptions, maintain patron and donor lists, respond promptly to phone and mail requests.
  • Concert Operations -manage printing of concert programs, lead the concert box office, prepare contracts for performers and performance venues, provide other concert support as needed.
  • Finance -deposit revenue, manage online payment system, pay invoices, assist with grants and other fundraising activities, work with Treasurer to maintain accurate financial records.
  • Administrative -attend monthly Board meetings, report key operational metrics, manage calendar of events, and maintain all records in an organized, secure condition.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Strong organization & time management skills -to manage multiple activities and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to communicate effectively -with a wide range of people, both verbally and in writing.
  • Experience keeping accurate records and maintaining a high attention to detail.
  • Solid computer skills including email, spreadsheet, and word processing programs.
  • Experience working directly with customers and suppliers is a plus.
  • Experience working in non-profit or volunteer organizations is a plus.

To apply, or for more information, please contact Kevin at: (484) 639-3340.

Posted May 1, 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 . 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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