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Deputy Director for Programs

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South Arts is one of six regional arts organizations in the United States, serving nine Southern states.  In the past two years South Arts has expanded its programs to serve a broader range of art forms and constituents and anticipates at least doubling its program budget in the next 3 – 5 years. The Deputy Director for Programs will play a major role in this ongoing programmatic expansion. It is an exciting growth period for South Arts, and we are looking for someone who wants to be a valuable part of that growth.

This position reports to the Executive Director and is part of the executive management team. The Deputy Director for Programs is expected to be a major contributor of vision and leadership, helping to accomplish the strategic plan and fulfill South Arts’ mission of advancing Southern vitality through the arts. Diversity, equity and inclusion are key values of this organization. 

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Executive Management Team

  • Works in partnership with the Executive Director and the executive team to develop strategies, plans, and tactics that fulfill the mission of the organization
  • Engages with the board of directors in determining strategic program portfolios and program investments
  • Represents the organization in a wide range of environments and with multiple constituencies
  • Contributes to overall organizational effectiveness through strategy development, strategic alignment of resources and action plans across all South Arts functions, policy and process development, legal compliance, fiscal planning and accountability
  • Works in partnership with the Director of Advancement to align funding opportunities and programmatic design/investment; assists and supports advancement activities as needed to ensure optimum revenue stream consistent with strategic plan for programming
  • Actively engages with Executive Director, board, and staff to strengthen South Arts' diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility
  • Staffs the Program Committee of the board and other committees and task forces as assigned
  • Supports the Executive Director and board in identifying relevant research, current trends and issues to inform organization effectiveness, program design and execution

Program Leadership and Management

  • Responsible for the design, development, implementation and maintenance of the South Arts program portfolio to fulfill the strategic plan
  • Develop an annual action plan
  • Monitor overall progress of work plan and timeline; oversee program evaluation processes and reporting 
  • Design and lead pilot programs and initiatives, selecting and working with contract support as necessary
  • With the Executive Director and executive team, build a staff team that encourages communication and collaboration across programs, disciplines, and job functions
  • Design/procure staff training around critical concepts and skills 
  • Responsible for the recruitment and hiring of Director-level staff and key contractors
  • Conduct formal personnel reviews and make recommendations re: salary adjustments for direct reports
  • Monitor staff professional development needs and make recommendations as to allocation of professional development funds and internal training/retreats for direct reports
  • Ensure work is carried out when a staff member has a prolonged absence

Financial Management

  • Participate in discussions and decisions guiding and monitoring the development plan and activities; contribute to grant applications and other development efforts
  • Monitor program budgets
  • Remain informed about the organization’s budget and financial status

State Arts Agencies

  • Assist the Executive Director in the development and timing of overall strategies for working with State Arts Agencies (SAAs)

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility

  • Work with the Executive Director, Board and staff to increase South Arts’ diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility
  • Develop policies and procedures to ensure compliance with federal law, and to improve the accessibility of South Arts’ programs and South Arts-funded activities for individuals with disabilities

Other

  •  Participate nationally as speaker, panelist and delegate at regional and national meetings and conferences
  •  Be an active participant in national initiatives and the Regional Arts Organization (RAO) network
  •  Act as a resource to organizations in the region

Qualifications:

  Education:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field is required
  • A Master’s or advanced degree is considered a plus

Experience:

  • A minimum of five years’ experience in successful arts program management,
  • preferably in the nonprofit and/or grant-making field; experience in a related field or job functionality required
  • Extensive managerial and human resource compliancy required; previous supervision of arts program directors preferred

Skills:

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral; ability to influence and engage a wide range of constituents and build long-term relationships
  • Flexible and adaptable style; a leader who can positively impact both strategic and tactical initiatives
  • Ability to work both independently without close oversight, and a team player who will productively engage with others at varying levels of seniority within and outside the organization
  • Strong organizational and time management skills with exceptional attention to detail

Knowledge:

  • Best practices in grants management
  • Time management and multi-tasking skills
  • Creative, self-starter attitude
  • 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
  • Basic knowledge of customer relationship management systems, Salesforce experience beneficial
  • Knowledge of remote team meeting software, presentation tools and graphics tools

Other Requirements:

  • Regular travel will be required
  • The position will be based at South Arts’ office in Atlanta

Salary and Benefits:

  • Salary Range – Negotiable Based on Professional Experience
  • Benefits –South Arts offers an excellent benefits package that includes health, dental, and life insurance; long-term and short-term disability; vacation; paid holidays; and a 403(b) plan with company match.

 

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Marketing and Audience Services Associate

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Sept. 3, 2019

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Reports to:Director of Communications and Marketing

Qualifications

Strong verbal and written communication skills and customer service experience required. Must be highly organized and detail oriented. Must possess a 4-year degree. Strong interest in and knowledge of modern dance preferred. Experience with social media and Excel required. Experience with Photoshop and Wordpress desirable.

Job Summary

The Marketing and Audience Services Associatewill assist with box office and all other marketing activities and will work with the Director of Communications & Marketing to promote ADF, its performances, and programs.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

• Hires, trains, and supervises an intern (merchandise) and a seasonal summer staff position (audience services assistant) each summer.  

• Consistently brainstorm new and improved marketing and communications initiatives & grass roots efforts

• Coordinate all merchandising efforts 

• Assist with social media and email marketing for all ADF programs

• Coordinate volunteers to distribute marketing materials

• Coordinate all ADF advertising & media sponsors for season playbill 

• Work with area box offices to set-up and oversee all ticketing matters 

Coordinate mailing for single ticket buyers and subscribers

Oversee group sales

• Maintain current patron and advertising databases

• Coordinate all marketing events 

• Other duties as deemed appropriate by the Director

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Trustee for National Campaign for the Arts

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The National Campaign for the Arts are on the look-out for new trustees to join our board and support our campaign for public arts funding in the UK. 

We are a small, proactive board. Currently, all of our activity and campaigning is managed by us, with assistance from a part-time administrator. You will play a busy, hands-on role in our work and the success of our campaigns.

We campaign for more public funding and investment in the arts because life is better when it is surrounded by arts and culture. We are not complaining nay-sayers, we are positively For The Arts. We believe that the arts benefit everyone, that they are socially and economically valuable and that they require long term investment to survive and grow. We want to empower the public to champion the arts, to build such a loud collective voice that the logical case for sustainable public investment cannot be ignored.

We want people who can bring one or more of the following:

  • specialist skills and experience that enhance our team. We are particularly looking for people with expertise in any of the following areas: event production; digital communications; education and training; human resources; press and public relations.
  • Professional connections that will open doors and make action easier
  • In-kind support or funding that we can invest to expand our reach
  • Recognisable status as an arts practitioner that will bring fresh perspective
  • We are keen that our board is representative of the society that we speak to and on behalf of. We welcome and encourage applications from all backgrounds, especially young people and those who are traditionally less well represented.

What we expect of our trustees:

  • To attend board meetings – every other month, usually in central London, in person or via video link. You will be expected to read and contribute to board papers and minutes ahead of each meeting. The meetings are participatory: we want you to bring perspective and experience to our collective decisions.
  • To be active between meetings – we are a ‘doing’ board. Each trustee is expected take on tasks and activities at meetings, and to actively pursue them in collaboration with the rest of the board.
  • To provide content – we expect all board members to contribute to newsletters, write pieces for our website, and enhance our social media feeds.
  • To bring individual skills – beyond the above, each trustee’s further contribution is likely to depend on their experiences, skills and areas of interest. We expect all trustees to be an asset to the collective: enthusiastic, open and collaborative in a way that will achieve results
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Education Administrator

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£20,701-£23,201 depending on experience
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5th August 2019 at 5pm

Bow Arts is seeking a skilled and experienced Education Administrator to support the Trust’s Head of Education and Learning. The purpose of the role is to assist in the smooth running of all aspects of the busy Education Department.

The Education Administrator will play an essential part in the efficient day-to-day administration of all projects and education programmes and provide vital operational support to the team across all facets of work. This is an exciting opportunity to develop your career in a dynamic arts education charity.

Established in 1995, Bow Arts is an arts education charity, which has grown rapidly to become one of London’s leading affordable workspace provider for creative professionals. Bow Arts support artists through opportunities created by our investment in the arts and strong partnership work. We work directly with schools and communities in London to raise aspirations through art. Last year we worked with around 100 schools across 14 London boroughs, improving the lives and learning of over 11,000 children, young people and their teachers.

The key responsibilities of an Education Administrator include, but are not limited to:
- Performing general administrative support relevant to the Education Department
- To be the first point of contact and provide event management support to the team where required
- To oversee the Education Department volunteer opportunities
- Undertaking activities to support the Education Department marketing and communications plan
- To prepare course and project materials and resources as required by the team and external providers
- To monitor and track project finances in support of project managers
- Any other task as reasonably required of you

We are looking for someone with the following skills and experience: 
- Experience of arts administration
- Experience of working with a range of clients and building and maintaining good relationships
- Experience of arts/education marketing, sales and communications
- Has relevant experience or demonstrates the ability to learn key skills in financial and administrative support, including monitoring and reporting systems and managing contracts
- IT literate with working knowledge of MS Office
- Attention to detail, proofreading skills, and able to multi-task efficiently
- Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills

If you are keen on joining this exciting, forward thinking company and taking the next step in your career, then please visit the Bow Arts website to find out more: https://bowarts.org/about/work-with-us 

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Fall 2019 Internship Program

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7/15/2019

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Applications for our Fall 2019 Internship Program are now open!

INTERNSHIP PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Throughout the year, Textile Arts Center accepts motivated students, artists and hobbyists to its Internship Program. TAC seeks individuals who are eager to learn more about how it works as an organization, as well those who want to share their skill set with TAC while learning on the job.

As part of Textile Arts Center’s mission to act as a resource facility for the textile community, the program allows for a mutually beneficial relationship, and a comprehensive way to engage with the community at large. Through specific responsibilities, as well as individual projects suited to the intern, we seek to give our interns experience to enhance their knowledge of working in a small arts organization. In addition, TAC compensates interns through access to classes and equipment in exchange for their work contributions that allow TAC to provide all it does for the community.

THE BASICS + BENEFITS OF INTERNING

Fall and Spring Internships are a 4.5 month commitment, unless otherwise discussed. Together we create a schedule for each intern that covers approximately 15-20 hours per week. Some internship positions require very specific hours. Summer internships are a 30/hr per week commitment, for 3 months.  

Preference is given to those who are receiving school credit, but class credits are provided for all accepted interns. 

BENEFITS INCLUDE...

  • Association with a small but growing arts organization focused on the textile and fiber community that holds classes, workshops, exhibitions, guest lectures, screenings while working with esteemed teachers, artists and designers from the textile industry and art world. 
  • Access to our open studio facilities, equipment, and $1000 of class credit!
  • Collaborative + communicative environment – new ideas are always welcome! Interns are an integral part of the TAC team
  • Hands-on opportunity to learn about a small arts organization, as well as specific techniques and skills

ELIGIBILITY + SELECTION PROCESS

Generally, preference is given to students who are able to receive credit for their internship, but we accept applications from anyone with a strong passion for the textile arts and a desire to work with an organization with a model such as TAC’s. Applicants must be 18 years of age.

After reviewing applications, we will contact all those who seem like a good fit for specific internships, and we will conduct an interview. If you are unable to make the interview in person, we will schedule a Skype conversation. Interviews will be conducted by specific supervisors. After interviews are complete for those contacted, we will be in touch by via email to let you know about your internship status. 

As we base our interview selections on your answers in this application, please be thorough and honest in your answers!

For all internship related inquiries, please email submit@textileartscenter.com

POSITIONS DESCRIPTIONS + SUPERVISORS

Studio - Interns have the opportunity to learn about the daily operations and management of a public arts studio. Responsibilities include: managing inventory, material sourcing + purchasing, maintenance procedures, studio readiness, class prep, and specialty projects. 

Supervisor: Studio Manager

Youth Education - Interns have the opportunity to work directly in a classroom setting with a variety of textile techniques. Interns are responsible for aiding the Youth Programs Director and Instructors during class time. Interns are encouraged to take on the responsibility of teaching single classes their own. Responsibilities include: helping with class prep + breakdown, working on program development and curriculum writing. 

Supervisor: Education Managers

Resources + Marketing- Interns get hands-on experience with helping to grow an arts organization through outreach and outward-facing interaction. Interns also work on researching and developing new materials to promote textile education to a larger audience. Responsibilities include: research + writing for the blog, research and promotion of textile events, basic data reporting, assisting with event planning, basic design for marketing collateral and website updates.

Supervisor: Co-Executive Director, Director of Operations

Artist Programs -  Artist Program’s interns aid in running the Artists in Residence and Work In Progress residency programs. Responsibilities include: aiding in scheduling and curriculum development,  attending weekly classes + meetings, documentation, interview + writing artist features for our blog, developing marketing materials for the programs and resident artists and aiding in exhibition curation and organizing 

Supervisor: Co-Executive Director

IMPORTANT DATES

  • Application Period:  June 10 - July 15 
  • Interviews: July 23 - August 3 
  • Acceptance by: August 10, 2018
  • Orientation: Wednesday, September 5, 2019
  • Start Date: Sept 9, 2017
  • End Date: Jan 19, 2018

For more information, please visit our website.

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ADF Summer Internships

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February 1, 2019

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The American Dance Festival offers internships in all areas of Arts Administration and Production and is located in the center of Downtown Durham. All interns work in an invigorating arts environment as an integral part of the ADF staff. Each intern receives a stipend, access to all ADF performances, classes led by top faculty in the field, discussions (panels, seminars, informal showings, and lectures), and academic credit.

Positions available in Production, Archives, Development & Executive Support, Grants & Development Operations, Finance and Administration, Merchandising, Communications & Marketing, Performances, Special Projects & Administration, Graphic Design, Faculty and Administration, Dean’s Office & Schedule, Festival Services, School Operations, and Studios & Community.

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