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Community Arts Administrator

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$50,151 - $61,241 + Excellent Benefits
Application Deadline: 
08/15/19

The Community Arts Administrator reports to the Director of Community Arts and executes key functions related to core activities of the Community Arts programs. Responsible for furthering the creation, production, sustainability, and promotion of programs and activities that celebrate the arts and actively engage residents, artists, and visitors in Cambridge to deepen their understanding of and engagement with all aspects of arts and culture. Core Community Arts programs include: Cambridge Arts Open Studios, River Festival, Grant Program, Summer in the City, Cambridge Poetry Programs, Street Performer Program, and the Creative Marketplace program suite. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Raise and manage financial support required to produce and expand Community Arts programming goals through the development and submission of grant applications, foundation proposals; through the solicitation of corporate and private support; and by generating program and grant reports.
  • Initiate and manage program-related collaborations between arts organizations, City departments, Cambridge Public Schools, private businesses and corporations, local business associations, neighborhood groups, and City departments.
  • Compose and maintain correspondence with local artists and organizations participating in Community Arts programs, including general communications, contract preparation, invoicing, and managing ongoing maintenance and care of financial records, documents, and materials related to programs.
  • Assist Director of Community Arts and Director of Marketing & PR in preparation, regular updates, and distribution of promotional information and materials, including flyers, press releases, PSAs, website updates and digital communications related to the Community Arts programs.
  • Participate in strategic planning to enhance community benefit related to program and agency activities.
  • Coordinate all activities with Director of Community Arts and Cambridge Arts staff to ensure compliance with City policies and agency mission and goals.
  • Support the recruitment and management of seasonal staff, interns, and volunteers who assist with the successful implementation of program goals, event production, marketing, and overall maintenance of program related information and databases.
  • Assist in identifying, securing, and contracting Common Venues to support the exhibition of local artists’ work.
  • Prepare and distribute calls-to-artists for Open Studios, River Festival, Creative Marketplace, and other agency programs that engage and support local artists and residents.
  • Assist in identifying and selecting artists, booking and negotiating talent fees, and carrying out production needs related to Community Arts programs.  
  • Administer annual Grant Program based on funding priorities identified by the community, Cambridge Arts Advisory Board, and the Director of Community Arts.
  • Provide technical assistance to grant applicants, review and provide constructive feedback on draft proposals, identify potential collaborators, assist in grant writing workshops and information sessions.
  • Screen and process grant applications in accordance with guidelines established by the Massachusetts Cultural Council and Cambridge Arts and corresponding with applicants as needed.
  • Assist in recruiting expert panelists and arts professionals to review grant applications and make recommendations for funding; coordinating and facilitating grant review process; calculating funding distribution scenarios for review by Cambridge Arts Advisory Board; and preparing all applicant correspondence regarding grant awards and denials.
  • Assist in the transportation and installation of original works of art
  • Represent the agency to the public by greeting and welcoming visitors to the office, answering incoming phone calls, and responding to general email inquiries as needed.
  • Assist in processing Street Performer Permit Applications, issuing Street Performer Permits, and enforcing the articles of the City of Cambridge Street Performer Ordinance (Ord. No. 1176) as outlined in the Sidewalk Use Ordinance (Chapter 12.16, Section 12.16.170).

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • Minimum of two years of arts administrative experience, preferably in areas related to performing arts and/or community-based arts programing
  • Demonstrated success in developing and implementing community-based arts programming
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, attention to detail, ability to negotiate contracts
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to accomplish multiple tasks, work under pressure, and meet deadlines
  • Corporate fundraising, grant writing, and budget management experience strongly preferred
  • Ability and willingness to participate in evening and weekend events and meetings
  • Ability to work well with the public, private, and not-for-profit sectors
  • Commitment to working with artists, City personnel, and members of the Cambridge community
  • Excellent computer skills required (MS Suite)
  • Knowledge of web content management systems desired
  • Degree in the arts or related field preferred

 

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Company Pianist

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8/19/2019

PENNSYLVANIA BALLET

Job Description

DEPARTMENT:                  ARTISTIC

POSITION:                           COMPANY PIANIST

FLSA CLASSIFICATION: EXEMPT

POSITION TYPE:               SEASONAL, FULL-TIME

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

The Company Pianist provides piano accompaniment and musical guidance for rehearsals of ballet and company ballet class. This position reports to the Music Director.

TYPICAL WORK ROUTINE INCLUDES BUT IS NOT LIMITED TO:

Provides musical accompaniment for rehearsals.  Attends dress rehearsal of assigned ballets.

Prepares music for rehearsal. Studies and learns (using available audio or video materials) piano reductions of orchestral scores as well as piano solo scores.

Under supervision of conductor, consults with choreographers and rehearsal coaches regarding such musical aspects as tempo, phrasing, counting, cutting music, extending music via repeats or additional pieces.

Records choreography in rehearsal scores.

Serves as key liaison between choreographers/rehearsal coaches and music librarian and conductor.

Selects music for and plays company ballet class.

Performs other duties as required or assigned by supervisor.

OTHER RESPONSIBILITES, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Education and Experience:
Substantial experience playing piano for dancers.

Play an average of 4-6 hours of scheduled rehearsal and class in addition to personal practice time.

Establish and maintain effective relationships with choreographers, dancers and rehearsal coaches and others by building rapport, listening and responding to their needs and being easy to approach.

Demonstrate diplomacy and tact in all interactions.

Continue to practice piano and demonstrate continued technical proficiency.

Consistently communicate musical revisions to Music Director/ Conductor and seek approval for such revisions on a timely basis.

Consistently offer creative and innovative musical repertoire for class.

Maintain accurate and detailed descriptions of choreography in rehearsal scores.

Be consistently available, ready and prepared for company class, dress and technical rehearsals.

Organize and communicate information clearly.

Demonstrate ability to work successfully in a team environment.

Be prepared to rehearse/perform all repertoire prior to the first rehearsal.

Some travel may be required.

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to jobs@paballet.org.

More information about Pennsylvania Ballet can be found at paballet.org.

Pennsylvania Ballet is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

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General Manager

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£33K rising to £38K by September 2020 on a Pro Rata (3days per week, increasing to 4 days a week by September 2020) on a PAYE Basis
Application Deadline: 
26 June

Jasmin Vardimon Company are seeking to employ a General Manager to manage the smooth and efficient day to day running of the Jasmin Vardimon Company and Education Charity within the new building, scheduled to open at the latter part of 2020.The General Manager will play a lead role in Operations, HR, Contracting, Compliance, Governance, Policy and Planning.

They will work closely with the Executive Director and other members of the Senior Management Team (SMT). Adaptable and calm, they will have a hands-on approach and be as confident managing the practical operations of the building as they are at overseeing office based administrative systems.

This is an exciting time for the company, already based in Ashford, Kent since 2012 we will relocate to our newly built, bespoke Creative Complex in the latter part of 2020. Preparations for this move are well on the way and the General Manager will play an integral part in the setting up and implementation of systems in order to ensure the company is best equiped to operate efficiently within its new surroundings.

Job Title: General Manager
Salary:  £33K rising to £38K by September 2020 on a Pro Rata (3days per week, increasing to 4 days a week by September 2020)  on a PAYE Basis
Relocation Fee: Up to £2,000 to support the move to Kent
Office Based: Ashford Kent
Hours of Work: 24 hours per week rising to 32 hours per week

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Ticket Services Manager

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Application Deadline: 
June 28, 2019

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Part American palace, part industrial shed, Park Avenue Armory is dedicated to supporting unconventional works in the visual and performing arts that need non-traditional spaces for their full realization, enabling artists to create and audiences to experience epic and adventurous presentations that cannot be mounted elsewhere in New York City.

“Few cultural institutions have been as adept at pushing the cultural FOMO button, triggering that “fear of missing out” that New Yorkers hate…” –The New York Times

JOB DESCRIPTION: The Ticket Services Manager supervises the box office staff and oversees ticketing for all events including performances, visual art installations, tours and recitals and ensures a hospitable, smooth and efficient ticketing operation. Responsible for programming and monitoring the Tessitura ticketing system, tracking daily sales and deposits, ticket account management and fulfillment, supervising ticketing staff, and providing the highest level of customer service to all guests.  The Ticket Services Manager reports to the Director of Rentals and Event Operations.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

· Set up all Armory events in Tessitura, including the creation of all seating charts, defining and mapping all Facility elements, including seats, price zones, inventory, N-scan compatibility, price maps, and scaling, and test all elements.

· Define all Season elements including on-sale dates, Productions, Performances, etc.

· Create and maintain all held and allocated ticket inventory.

· Create, maintain and distribute all daily box office sales information, including sales, holds, revenues, performance against budget, etc.  Provide final revenue by production or event to Finance.  Utilize T-stats for detailed reporting on inventory, holds and revenue by zone, ticket distribution statistics, etc.

·Hire, train, and supervise box office staff.  Oversee the development and maintenance of documentation and training materials on box office policies and procedures and ensure staff is fully trained in handling customer issues and explaining policy regarding ticket sales

· Demonstrate excellent customer service skills, respond promptly to customer inquiries and requests

·Advise and assist the Tessitura Database Manager with the implementation, reporting, and generating of event reports using the Tessitura ticketing system

·Work with the Marketing Department on setting up subscription packages and other discounts and promotions

·In conjunction with the Marketing Department, implement dynamic pricing models and subsequent analysis for future planning for all events

·Work closely with accounting on executing proper cash handling and cash control procedures.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

· Three to five years Box Office experience

· Minimum of three years management experience strongly preferred

· Knowledge of the Tessitura system and T-stats reporting is required 

· Must be able to work well independently and to manage, train, and motivate others

· Excellent verbal and written communication and documentation skills required

· Candidate must be able to successfully handle multiple priorities in sometimes high stress situations

· Proficiency with Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and other Windows applications required

· Position requires the ability to accommodate a flexible schedule, including evenings, weekends, and holidays, as well as being able to perform in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment

· Candidate should have cash handling experience and experience in scheduling staff members

· Candidate must also have the ability to work with the public and possess conflict resolution skills

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Producer

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60K; commensurate with experience
Application Deadline: 
06/07/19

OVERVIEW

The Producer is responsible for managing all logistical and operational aspects of Gibney’s public performance activity and is the primary point of communication between the Performance and Residencies department and other members of the Gibney staff and communities. The primary responsibility of the Producer is to operationalize and to realize the artistic vision of the Senior Curatorial Director. The Producer also supports performance events presented or curated by other Gibney departments, including Gibney Dance Company and Community Action.  The Producer manages all logistical and operational aspects of Gibney’s residency programs (Dance in Process, Early Career, and Disability Artistry) as well as a broad range of engagement  activities such as Demonstrating Practice, Long Table and town halls.  All administrative activity, planning budgeting and communications for the  Performance and Residencies department is managed by the Producer.  The Producer works closely with the Director of Production, the Director of Operations, and other program groups, and serves as the critical link between the Performance and Residencies staff and other Gibney departments and constituencies.

PERFORMANCE ACTIVITY

  • Serve as the primary point of contact for curated artists in regards to the mounting of their performances, including all aspects of scheduling and logistics
  • Work with the Senior Curatorial Director, programs departments, and the Director of Marketing to effectively market all Gibney productions
  • Track performance ticket sales and work collaboratively with staff members to meet all income projections
  • Maintain the highest level of artist relations and customer service across all aspects of performance activity
  • Conduct outreach to community members to facilitate audience development
  • Maintain existing community partnerships including those with local universities and other arts nonprofits

RESIDENCY ACTIVITY

  • Oversee all aspects of the residency application process
  • Lead information sessions on residency programs
  • Manage the panel process including scoring procedures, panel facilitation, and feedback
  • Facilitate in-take meetings with resident artists and Gibney staff members
  • Serve as resident artists’ primary point of contact within the Gibney organization

ADMINISTRATION

  • Oversee and track all Performance and Residency contracts
  • Develop the annual Performance and Residencies budget and manage and track all income and expenses
  • Manage the schedules of the department including salaried and hourly positions
  • Assist the Development team in the creation and tracking of grants

OTHER

Gibney is a growing organization and employees are often called upon to perform other duties essential to accomplish organizational goals and meet important deadlines.

 

NONPROFIT EMPLOYMENT CONSIDERATION

Gibney is a mission-based nonprofit performing arts organization. Working in this sector can be personally rewarding, with intrinsic benefits and distinct opportunities for growth. However, the compensation will never match that of the private sector or more highly resourced art forms. Candidates for employment are advised to carefully consider their decision to work in this field before seeking or accepting a position at Gibney.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Associate's or bachelor's degree in a related field
  • Five or more years of related experience, preferably with arts organizations
  • Knowledge of, and strong interest in, the performing arts, social justice, and Gibney Dance’s mission
  • Superior verbal and written communications skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Proven organizational, multitasking, and project management skills
  • Ability to work independently within a team environment
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and professional demeanor
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
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Producer

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£22,000-25,000 dependent on experience
Application Deadline: 
4th June 2019

SICK! Festival is seeking a dynamic, experienced and efficient individual to support its Creative Team to deliver a community engagement programme, commissions and festival programme.

This is a new role within the team, reflecting the organisation’s ambitions for growth. The role will have responsibilities within community engagement, working with communities and supporting participatory activities. The role will also support the development of new commissions and projects, and contribute to the development of new concepts and themes for the presentation of new work.

The ideal candidate will have experience in producing and managing complex artistic projects, and have a demonstrable experience of working within socially engaged arts practice. Experience of working with diverse communities and managing participation and engagement is also highly valued.

For the full job description and person specification, please head to: http://www.sickfestival.com/about-us/jobs/

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