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Jazz Program Assistant Director



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April 30, 2021

The position will support the development and implementation of a national initiative that awards grants to individual jazz artists for competitive touring and residency project applications.  Program elements include connecting jazz artists with traditional and alternative presenters throughout the US for tour and residency planning; supporting a partnership between the six US Regional Arts Organizations; collecting data on jazz artists and programming in the South; and building ongoing national program awareness and technical assistance support to the field.

Jazz Road Tours and Creative Residencies Grants Programs

  • Maintain comprehensive knowledge of two national grants programs in order to complete assignments to include:
  • Provide technical assistance for incoming applicant queries;
  • Develop and maintain program FAQ and communication templates, website updates and webinar production;
  • Process incoming applications through internal review and online portal reporting maintenance and tracking;
  • Prepare applications and reviewers for adjudication processes;
  • Track all adjudication elements, including panel recommendations and reports processing;

Notify applicants and grantees of their application and grant status, award agreements, grant payments and final report processes through telecommunications, correspondence and/or online grants management portal;

Manage all online or in-person meeting planning and production to include:

Scheduling online appointments and virtual meetings;

Researching and contracting rental of meeting site(s);

Managing travel and hotel reservations, catering, and overall logistics;

Coordinating and producing meeting materials and communications.

Develop, maintain, and update all grants management platforms and run reports as requested, especially through the GO Smart platform and other CRM developments;

Support Director with most efficient strategies for all phases of project management including project plan and design; report presentation; and timeline and budget development and maintenance;

Conduct and analyze jazz field research and surveys;

Support and update jazz resource databases and run reports as requested;

Support Communications team for coordination or development of program website and press copy.


Follow internal accounting procedures to generate necessary payment requests of advisor honoraria, consultant retainers and fees, and grant amount percentages;

Complete related program and organizational tracking, correspondence, or follow-up for all assigned projects;

Create, read, analyze, file, retrieve and maintain organization of program documents;

Support additional assignments by other senior management.

Required Knowledge

Office Administration and Management - Thorough knowledge of business and management principles involved in planning, resource allocation, and coordination of people and resources; Comprehensive knowledge of administrative office procedures and systems;

Customer Service - Thorough knowledge of principles and processes for providing excellent internal and external customer service;

Technology - Knowledge of office electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software. Knowledge of report building, strategies for data collection, and presentation.

Preferred Knowledge

Foundation Arts Operations - General knowledge of foundation arts grantmaking sector and related state, federal and local agencies and organizations

Non-profit Arts Operations– General knowledge of non-profit arts sector and related familiarity with arts presenting organizations and practices

Required Skills

Critical Thinking – Uses logic and reasoning to understand, analyze, and evaluate complex situations and research information to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to the training needs identified; Combines pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events)

Written Communication — Writes clearly and informatively; Edits work for spelling and grammar; Varies writing style to meet needs; Presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret written information

Written Presentation – Possesses sense of design and print layout for balanced composition and format/font consistency as necessary

Interpersonal Relationships — Develops and maintains cooperative and professional relationships with employees at all levels of the organization to include representatives from other departments and organizations

Judgment and Decision Making — Evaluates the best method of research and then exercises appropriate judgment in establishing priorities and resolving complex matters; Considers the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one

Required Abilities

Communication – Excellent ability to communicate complex ideas and proposals effectively so others will understand to include preparation of reports, agendas, and policies. Excellent ability to listen and understand information and ideas presented verbally and in writing. Ability to handle all interactions and issues with poise, tact and diplomacy and in a confidential manner

Coordination of Work — Ability to establish and implement effective administrative and management programs and procedures. Ability to plan and organize daily work routine. Establishes priorities for the completion of work in accordance with sound time-management. Estimates expected time of completion of elements of work and establishes a personal schedule accordingly. Implements work activity in accordance with priorities and estimated schedules. Maintains a calendar for meetings, deadlines, and events

Accounting/Budgeting - Ability to perform arithmetic, algebraic, and statistical applications. Ability to employ economic and accounting principles and practices in the analysis and reporting of data


A bachelor's degree preferably in the liberal arts and/or a field such as arts management, public relations or communications;

A minimum of 5 years’ experience in arts administration or other pertinent areas and 5 years’ experience managing projects and/or programs; some experience with non-profit grants management, working with touring artists, and events planning strongly preferred;

Excellent writing and oral communication skills;

Basic knowledge of MS Office, with advanced knowledge of:

Outlook – scheduling meetings, managing calendars, use of rooms and other advanced functions; also managing, importing and exporting contacts; task management

Word – document formatting, review options/tracking, mail merge, layout options

Excel – spreadsheet creation; column and row formatting; data sorting; page formatting, including borders, gridlines, and use of headers and footers

SharePoint – file and data sharing collaboration

Basic knowledge of online systems such as:

CRM – constituent relationship management systems; some Salesforce experience helpful

GMS – grants management systems; some Salesforce or GO Smart experience helpful

Event/program registration systems

Basic knowledge of creating marketing/promotional level documents for internal or public-facing use.

Other Requirements:

Potential travel up to 10% of the time;

The position will be based at the South Arts’ office in Atlanta, Georgia

Physical Requirements:

Sedentary work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time;

The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; visual inspection involving small defects, small parts, and/or operation of machines (including inspection); using measurement devices; and/or assembly or fabrication of parts at distances close to the eyes;

Use of fingers: Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with whole hand or arm as in handling.

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Director of External Relations



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$57,000 - $62,000 commensurate with experience
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open until filled

The Director of External Relations (DER) is a new position responsible for working with the Executive Director, Artistic Director, Director of Finance and Operations, and the Board of Directors to provide strategic oversight for external affairs including fundraising, communications, marketing, media, audience development and community relations. The DER works with the Executive Director and Artistic Director to build and maintain relationships with patrons and partners on behalf of On the Boards and to raise major gifts support. The DER manages staff to devise and implement work plans to meet the goals associated with all areas of external relations.

The DER’s work focuses on strategies that drive major gifts, ticket sales, audience development, and community relations. This new position is part of a larger restructuring at OtB in anticipation of a 40th Anniversary major fundraising initiative. We anticipate slight adjustments to this position description over time. We assume this position is 50% Fundraising, 30% Marketing and Communications, 20% Audience Development and Community Relations.

• Provides leadership in fundraising, marketing, public relations, communications, and audience development. Supervises Communications Associate, Development team, and Director of Audience Services. Works with Front of House staff towards best practices and positive audience experiences.
• Serves on management team with Executive Director, Artistic Director, and Director of Finance and Operations to execute current and future artistic, financial and operational goals.
• Establishes and maintains relationships with a portfolio of businesses, community and civic leaders, supporters, and volunteers who are current and prospective partners and investors in On the Boards’ work.
• Serves as a spokesperson and ambassador for On the Boards.
• Serves as a staff lead and liaison for key Board committees and task forces. Works with Executive Director, Artistic Director, and Director of Finance and Operations to facilitate clear, consistent board communications.
• Works with Executive Director, Artistic Director, and Board Executive Leadership on Board development and cultivation of new board members. • Oversees cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of prospects and current donors of $2500 and higher, including individuals, corporations, and other partners. Supports Development Director in their creation and execution of short and longterm grant strategies.
• Plays key role in implementing 40th anniversary fundraising efforts, and works closely with temporary and consulting fundraising staff.
• Provides ongoing budget management and reporting of financial investments from donors, subscribers, and other investors. Supports Communication Associate in development and oversight of marketing and communications budgets.

• At least 7 years progressive fundraising responsibility
• Track record of soliciting gifts of $10,000 or more.
• Experience managing complex departmental budgets
• Audience development and marketing experience, specifically understanding ticketing and audience patterns over time.
• Ability to build a team with multiple outward-facing roles and responsibilities.
• Commitment to OtB’s Values, and to specifically increasing racial equity in the arts.
• Exceptional written and oral communications skills
• Highly tuned listening skills
• Ability to learn quickly and act both independently and as part of a team.
• Confident, professional, demonstrated passion for performance, art, and On the Boards’ mission
• Strong empathy and perseverance
• High ethical standards
• Optimistic, positive, friendly disposition
• Proven success at team management and leadership

General Information:
Status: Full-Time Exempt
Reports to: Executive Director
Supervises: Director of Development, Patron Relations Specialist, Communications Associate, and Director of Audience Services
Collaborates with: Executive Committee, Artistic Director, Campaign Staff
Compensation: $57,000 - $62,000 commensurate with experience
Benefits: Eligible for company paid medical, vision, and dental insurance as well as short-term and long-term disability, accidental death and dismemberment and life insurance. Additional benefits include a subsidized ORCA card and/or parking pass and generous paid time off including 12 holidays, vacation, and sick leave. On the Boards is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse, accessible workplace, and to supporting our staff with ongoing career development opportunities. Our building and offices are ADA accessible and we strive to make any additional accommodations. People of color, people with disabilities, women, and LGBTQ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Must have, or be willing to acquire, legal authorization to work in the United States.

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Human Resources Director



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Application Deadline: 
July 8, 2019

The Role:

The Human Resources Director will be Powerhouse’s first dedicated HR team member. You will focus your efforts on developing and stewarding values-aligned, people-centered, equitable HR practices for our growing team. This position will report to the Senior Director of Strategic Planning.

Who you are:

  • Enthusiastic about fostering a diverse, inclusive, and equity-driven organizational culture at Powerhouse Arts
  • Deep understanding of foundational HR areas (employee relations, L&D, compensation, performance management, benefits, leaves, payroll, immigration, legal, etc.)
  • Strong emotional intelligence, communication and presentation skills and the ability to deal effectively, empathetically, and courteously with all levels of employees
  • People who thrive in Powerhouse’s organizational culture are those who:
  • Are action-oriented, collaborative, and work well in ambiguous/changing circumstances
  • Enjoy research and iterative problem-solving
  • Have independent follow-through and pay attention to detail
  • Value and work towards an equitable and inclusive workplace

What you’ll do:

HR Operations

  • Collaborate with the administrative team to update company policies and procedures, communicating and operationalizing Powerhouse’s values in compliance with all legal requirements, standards and procedures
  • Working closely with the Financial Manager, oversee employee data and identify and implement new processes and technologies to grow and maintain our team
  • Ensure ongoing compliance of all legal and organizational requirements, standards, and procedures and advise finance and senior leadership team on needed actions
  • Review, track and develop employee benefit programs that support a growing and diverse employee population. Oversee open enrollment and relationships with vendors
  • Lead a semi-annual equitable compensation and performance calibration across the organization
  • Collect data to ensure the organization is staying true to its equity-driven culture
  • Participate in on-boarding all new employees to ensure they feel welcomed and have the tools and knowledge they need to succeed at Powerhouse
  • Participate in strategic visioning work and other long-term projects, as required

Learning & Development

  • Plan and implement ongoing training and career development programs and activities for staff, including facilitating conversations about ongoing diversity, equity, inclusion, access, and anti-bias; Identify opportunities for external and internal professional development
  • Oversee performance management processes including but not limited to semi-annual performance reviews, employee development programs, and 1:1 best practices
  • Ensure all new hiring managers are equipped to carry out equitable and informed decisions around recruitment

Recruiting/Talent Acquisition

  • Develop and implement comprehensive hiring practices that align with Powerhouse’s people-centered recruitment and hiring philosophy
  • Source, screen and interview candidates
  • Ensure that new hires reflect the constituencies that Powerhouse Arts seeks to serve
  • Employee Relations and Employee Experience
  • Provide clear guidance and perspective on how to manage employee relations; coach managers to resolve employee issues promptly, effectively, and objectively while staying aligned with organizational policy and culture
  • Develop and implement procedures and benchmarks to ensure a diverse, inclusive, and equity-driven organizational culture
  • Keep your finger on the pulse of the organization; support employees through challenges
  • Stay informed on employment best practices


  • Passionate about our mission
  • 6+ years in related Human Resources roles
  • Strong foundation in compensation, performance management, change management, benefits, compliance, employee relations and recruiting
  • Experience building and optimizing programs across diverse teams and cultures
  • Previous non-profit experience a plus

Management reserves the right to revise these responsibilities or to require other/different tasks be performed as institutional circumstances change.



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Disability Arts Cymru (DAC) is the national organisation for D/deaf and disabled artists and audiences in Wales. Our vision is to create a creative and equal Wales where D/deaf and disabled people are central to the arts of our nation.

Nationally there is a growing interest in working with D/deaf and disabled artists and ensuring access for D/deaf and disabled audiences and participants within the wider sector. We believe DAC is well placed to make the most of this timely and positive shift which echoes our own ambitions and values, all of which are supported by the emphasis on diversity and inclusion from the Arts Council of Wales.

The time for change is now, building on our ambition to lead practice, influence policy and support D/deaf and disabled artists and audiences. This is an exciting opportunity for our new Director to take the reins of the organisation, and with forward-thinking leadership drive the process to creating lasting change within the arts sector in Wales.

The new Director will be the strategic lead for DAC and champion D/deaf and disabled artists and audiences, influencing policy and practice across the wider sector. The Director will also lead the organisation and team, and ensure effective governance, enabling DAC to achieve its vision, mission and strategic objectives.

We are seeking a person who brings an energy and enthusiasm for this role, with a drive and vision to create real change. Ideally the new Director will bring a sense of ‘wmff’ and an energy that creates an exciting, inspirational way of leading the organisation and team. A good networker, they will bring their connections and be able to both sustain these and develop more to build the profile of the organisation and its impact. Ideally the new Director will identify as D/deaf or disabled

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Senior Development Officer



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Senior Development Officer


Institutional Advancement

Reports to: Executive Director
Status: Full time, Exempt

Who is moCa?
As the region’s only contemporary art museum, the Museum of Contemporary Art (moCa) leads the way in shaping and advancing contemporary culture. We are global and local, cosmopolitan and Cleveland at our core. We are grounded in our community, and our visitors are cultural adventurers who we engage with to explore ideas and nurture our humanity. Our work culture is passion-driven, inclusive, transparent, collaborative, and fun, and we value and support an enterprising staff that anticipates and reacts nimbly to change while embracing new opportunities and challenges. Success of the individual directly impacts success of the institution, so moCa holds every employee to a high standard of excellence with the expectation that everyone understands and participates in the institutional goals.

Who are you?
● You are a master strategist and sophisticated relationship builder, you leverage your entrepreneurial skill and sharp EQ to maximize the potential of every interaction.
● Your experience blends philanthropy, business, sales, and nonprofit work.
● You seek to combine purpose and passion, and see non-profit fundraising and relationship building as a primary way that you help make a difference in the world.
● You are mission-driven and action-oriented, an outstanding administrator whose skills range from analyzing data to hosting events to making strategic requests for support.

What will you be doing?
On a daily basis, the Senior Development Officer will:
● Plant, nurture, grow, and sustain a high quality individual gift portfolio of new and existing prospects and donors, working with Executive Director and development team to fundraise approximately $1.5M of $3.2M operating budget
● Develop, implement, and continually evaluate a strategic fundraising program that includes a prospect and moves-management research, face-to-face meetings and solicitations, comprehensive follow up, acknowledgement, and stewardship of donors within and beyond your portfolio
● Collaborate cross-departmentally as a Leadership Team member to identify funding priorities and opportunities for a comprehensive and integrated strategic fundraising plan, including foundations, government, corporate, and membership
● Strategically recommend, plan, oversee, and evaluate donor events and recognition activities to maximize revenue
● Partner with Board Governance Committee to identify, recruit, and engage new and existing Directors

To be successful in this role you’ll need:
● Bachelor’s degree required, advanced degree preferred
● Minimum 5-7 years successful experience in fundraising, relationship management, donor relations, and event management
● Nonprofit experience required
● Skilled in high-level donor engagement, analyzing and applying solutions to achieve results
● Proven track record as successful relationship builder and fundraiser of individual and major gifts
● Superior written and verbal communication skills
● Familiarity with Raiser’s Edge/Blackbaud software, Microsoft Office, and Google Apps
● Ability to work evenings and weekends to accommodate cultivation and other events
● Fluency in English: speaking, reading and writing
● Current valid driver’s license and insurance

Core Competencies of moCa Staff:
● Inspired by contemporary art and culture
● Committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion
● Responsive to frequently shifting priorities and adaptive to change
● Able to manage time, resources, and priorities to complete tasks on time with high-quality results.
● Positive and professional
● Eager to learn and take on new challenges, and open to constructive critical feedback

A few more details:
● Our office is an open work space with sitting/standing desks, a semi-private reservable office, and informal and formal meeting spaces.
● Our salaries are consistent and competitive with similarly sized nonprofits and our health benefits are excellent.
● We encourage healthy work-life balance with a generous time-off policy and 12 paid holidays.


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Director Arts, China





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Application Deadline: 
09 June 2019 (23.59 UK time)

Contract: 2 years (plus one-year extension by mutual agreement)
Location: Beijing, China
Salary: Senior Management & Professionals Pay Band
Deadline for Applications: 09 June 2019 (23.59 UK time)


This is an exciting opportunity for a senior Arts professional to set an imaginative and compelling vision and strategy for arts programmes in China; and inspire colleagues and partners to share in and contribute to this ambitious approach.

In East Asia, we have a very strong arts team of 60 people in the region, of which more half has been recently recruited from the sector.
We deliver our countries’ shared agendas for international, innovative and inclusive growth, building opportunities, partnerships and trust across our education and creative sectors. The Arts are at the core of the delivery of the East Asia strategy.

You will represent the British Council as a recognised, credible authority to external stakeholders and audiences. You will build and maintain external networks to optimize partnership potential, providing professional advice to the UK about the Chinese cultural sector and vice-versa, to maximize the potential and success of international exchange

As a member of the China Leadership Team, you will contribute to the China country strategy, and deliver to a shared audience for our work in arts, education and English. You will develop and maintain strong networks which enable opportunity-spotting and effective brokering of collaborations with the arts sectors and relevant government departments through effective account management, both directly, through the dispersed arts teams, and in collaboration with the arts team in the UK.

As a diplomatic post in China, you will fully engage with the wider UK agenda in China, identifying opportunities that deliver against our arts strategy, our overall China strategy, and which may benefit the wider UK-China relationship in education, trade and development.

You will lead a dispersed arts team across China in implementing culture change and ensure staff have sufficient capacity and training to implement project management to required standards.

You will ensure that agreed activity is designed and delivered according to best project management practice, with clear targets for short and long term impact and appropriate evaluation in place.

You have the opportunity to position British Council China as a global lead on the use of digital technologies to bring arts to global audience, provide insight and broker connections. Take pride in leading and motivating a team of arts managers across the country to build and sustain a range of arts partnership between the UK and China, to ensure that research, market and audience insight drives what we do.

You will bring along proven experience in a leadership role in the arts - leading an arts organisation, institution or international projects of scale with a track record in partnership-building and complex relationship management. You should have a substantial network of professional contacts across art forms and sectors, ideally in the UK and in China. Experience of engaging with audiences digitally will be essential. You will have an understanding and appreciation of current arts trends and practices in both China and the UK to be successful in this role. Chinese language proficiency will be desirable.

Due to the diplomatic status of this role only British nationals will be considered.

- Flexible working opportunities
- Smart working (most of us hot-desk!)
- Enjoy more than 20 days of Annual leave
- Year-end bonus and annual bonus scheme 
- Professional development opportunities

Our work makes a lasting difference by building more inclusive societies and supporting people’s prospects.

Together, we can do more.

For more information please see Role profile and British Council Generic Behaviours in our British Council job portal.
(Link provided below)


While various measures have been put in place by the government to help curb pollution in China, there are still potential health issues associated with the poorer air quality. The British Council does its utmost to provide a working environment that minimises employees’ exposure to pollutants, however, anyone wishing to work in the cities of Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou or Chongqing should be aware of the situation.

Valuing diversity is essential to the British Council’s work. We aim to abide by and promote equality legislation by following both the letter and the spirit of it to try and avoid unjustified discrimination, recognizing discrimination as a barrier to equality of opportunity, inclusion and human rights.

All staff worldwide is required to ensure their behavior is consistent with our policies.

The British Council is a full member of Keeping Children Safe (KCS) and has achieved level 1 child safe certification. We believe that all children have the right to be protected from all forms of abuse as set out in article 19, UNCRC, 1989 and that every child matters - everywhere in the world. In line with the British Council's Child Protection policy, any appointment is contingent on thorough checks including criminal record checks, in line with legal requirements.

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