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Curator of Public Programs

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$45000 - $50000
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07/31/2019

Department: Engagement
Reports to: Deputy Director

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.

JOB OBJECTIVE
The Curator of Public Programs is responsible for developing, executing, and evaluating a successful and balanced annual roster of strategic, mission-based, engagement-focused programs for adult audiences. The Curator of Public Programs serves as the institutional lead for public programs that integrate our strategic plan goals, embody our brand, enhance our exhibitions, drive revenue, and emphasize diversity, innovation, collaboration, and relevance. Through strategic design and exceptional management, these public programs connect adult audiences to moCa and one another in meaningful ways that contribute to increased attendance, expanded audience, sustained engagement, advancing our global relevance, and deepen our public value.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
-- With the Deputy Director and Chief Curator, develops, supervises, and evaluates all adult programs, with tasks including but not limited to:
. .Supervising the seasonal public programs calendar.
. .Negotiating contracts.
. .Arranging travel and vendor, performer, artist, and speaker service provisions.
. .Coordinating and supervising on-site event management, set-up, and take-down.
. .Coordinating documentation.
. .Hosting visiting speakers, artists, and performers and connecting them with the community.
. .Developing and tracking metrics to measure effectiveness.
. .Analyzing/sharing evaluation results.

-- Creates, monitors, and preserves the public programs annual budget.
-- Actively builds opportunistic and sustainable partnerships with individuals, cultural organizations, academic institutions, and community agencies to broaden awareness, support, resources, and revenue for public programs and the institution.
-- Writes public program promotional copy and helps the Marketing & Communication team to prepare and edit print and digital materials that promote, publicize, and interpret public programs.
-- Works with the Development team to identify new, and maximize current, foundation, corporate, and individual sponsorship and funding opportunities for public programs.
-- Works with the Deputy Director and Curator of Education & Engagement to lead planning sessions for public programs that integrate strategic goals, exhibition content, and engagement objectives.
-- Maintains current knowledge of contemporary art and museum programming, including the activities of peer organizations, emerging and established practices, and trending topics in critical cultural discourse.
-- Serves as a primary moCa ambassador for offsite presentations, conversations, and events.
-- Supports additional Engagement Department and moCa needs as required

Job Specific Requirements
-- Bachelor’s degree, preferably in studio art, design, art history, museum studies, or art education.
-- Direct experience working with contemporary art and artists.
-- 3-5 years of professional experience in program development, project management, and/or event planning and promotion; experience working in non-profit cultural sector preferred.
-- Confident public speaker, skilled writer, proven relationship builder.
-- Proficiency with Google applications and all Microsoft office software.
-- Fluency in English: speaking, reading and writing.
-- Current valid driver’s license and reliable automobile.

Core Competencies of all 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.

Working Conditions and Requirements
-- Regular evening and weekend availability to accommodate the events and programs schedule.
-- Able to sit/stand for long periods of computer use.
-- Able to lift and move objects up 30 pounds.

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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Marketing & Communications Director

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$55000 - $60000
Application Deadline: 
08/01/2019

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.

What is this role?
The Marketing & Communications Director develops, implements, and evaluates a comprehensive communications strategy to define and enhance public perceptions of the museum in the local and global marketplace, crafts and delivers key institutional messages, increases awareness of exhibitions and programs, drives success in attendance, engagement, and earned income goals, and supports partnership and outreach objectives. With support from the Creative Director and the Communications Manager, the Marketing & Communications Director supervises advertising, media relations, social media, audience and partnership development, and individual and organizational outreach.

What will you be doing?
On a daily basis, the Marketing & Communications Director will have many responsibilities, including:
Marketing Strategy
• Develops, oversees, and evaluates a strategic marketing and communications plan and related annual budget that defines and enhances public perceptions of the museum in the local and global marketplace, delivers key institutional messages, increases awareness, drives success in attendance, engagement, and earned income goals, and supports partnership and outreach objectives.
• Serves as a primary relationship builder for existing and new partnerships with individuals, media, organizations, and civic agencies that will drive, sustain, or enhance moCa’s mission and goals

Communication Direction & Execution
• Creates, implements, and evaluates all promotional media plans.
• Develops, edits, and delivers strategic, brand-reinforcing verbal communications for diverse audiences through materials/channels including but not limited to press releases, program collateral, social media posts, advertising copy, website copy, email newsletters, and other correspondence.
• Provides interdepartmental writing and editing support to ensure brand alignment in all verbal communications.
• Oversees the Communications Manager’s execution of assigned marketing & communications plans.
• Develops and oversees the execution of all digital marketing efforts.
• Serves as a primary moCa ambassador for offsite presentations, conversations, and events.

Marketing Analytics & Research
• With the Engagement Department, regularly attends moCa programs and analyzes and synthesizes audience and visitor data against institutional goals to refine, adapt, or introduce new marketing and promotional strategies.
• Maintains current knowledge of contemporary cultural marketing and communications, including the activities of peer organizations, emerging and established practices, and trending topics in critical cultural discourse.
• Supports additional departmental and moCa needs as required

To be successful in the roll you’ll need:
• Bachelor’s degree, preferably in marketing, communications, journalism or public relations. A Master’s degree in business (MBA), Integrated Marketing, Nonprofit Management or Communications Management is preferred.
• 7-10 years previous museum or nonprofit (cultural) marketing experience, and a working knowledge of visual arts organizations or institutions, contemporary art practices, and industry trends.
• Exceptional and demonstrable verbal communications skills.
• Advanced awareness and proven use of multi-platform digital marketing strategies and branding expertise including messaging, positioning, and developing content.
• Fluency in English: speaking, reading, and writing

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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Curatorial Assistant

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06/30/2019

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Department: Curatorial
Reports To: Chief Curator

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 is the Curatorial Assistant?
Reporting directly to the Chief Curator, the Curatorial Assistant provides support for the Curatorial department’s daily operations and will have major involvement in the research and implementation of the museum’s ambitious exhibition program. S/he will manage contacts and correspondence; assist with the creation, development, and maintenance of exhibition checklists, object labels, and didactic materials; draft loan letters and assist in facilitating loan requests; field internal and external questions regarding the curatorial department;

The ideal candidate will be willing to embrace the full scope of tasks relevant to curatorial work, from photocopying to primary research on artists. S/he should be prepared to be an active collaborator with a wide range of staff across the museum, and comfortable working in a professional office environment. Excellent written communications skills are required, along with the ability to function in a fast-paced environment within a team. Applicants must be able to manage multiple projects at once with keen attention to detail, adaptability, and a positive attitude.

Who are you?
● You are creative in thought and impeccable when it comes to detail.
● You’ve recently completed your MA in Curatorial Studies or Art History.
● You’ve had previous internships and maybe a couple years of art world work experience that helped you identify your purpose and passion.
● You see contemporary art as a primary way that you help make a difference in the world.

What will you be doing?
On a daily basis, the Curatorial Assistant will:
● Conduct research for future exhibition projects, including scholarly research on artists and topics for exhibition publications.
● Create and maintains artist files and exhibition files.
● Coordinate rights and reproduction for moCa’s website, publications, and brochure needs, including securing photographic permissions and maintaining credit/captions for image use.
● Correspond with colleagues, artists, and galleries on behalf of the curatorial department.
● Coordinate artist and public program participants schedules including arranging honoraria, travel, lodging, meals, and any event-related logistics.
● Work with Chief Curator, Deputy Director, and Curator of Learning & Engagement to plan and coordinate public programs related to exhibitions.
● Field internal and external questions regarding the curatorial department and directs inquiries to appropriate staff, following up as required.
● Handle written correspondence as directed by the Chief Curator.
● Assist with general curatorial inquiries and directs correspondence accordingly.
● Assist Chief Curator and Director of Exhibitions with the maintenance of exhibition checklists and the production of object labels.
● Help create, coordinate, and collate exhibition descriptions and didactic materials such as wall text, website copy, newsletter copy, brochure texts, and publication materials.
● Manage publication mailings to donors and lenders.
● Work with the Director of Exhibitions to coordinate loan requests and manage correspondence related to exhibition loans.
● Work closely with the Development department to gather and write exhibition copy pertinent to grant applications, final reports, and other institutional needs.
● Work closely with the Development department on art auctions for benefit events, including tracking and creating labels for works of art to be sold.
● Create presentations for Board of Trustee’s Exhibition Committee and other meetings as needed.
● Attend and participate in exhibition-related programs.

To be successful in this role you’ll need:
● Advanced degree in art history, visual criticism, museum studies, or curatorial practice.
● Excellent working knowledge of art history, especially contemporary art and the international contemporary art world.
● Highly developed writing and copy-editing skills.
● Strong oral communication skills and confidence in public speaking.
● Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, and the ability to multitask under pressure in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment.
● Ability to represent the museum with a high level of integrity and professionalism, adhere to museum policies, maintain confidentiality, and support management decisions in a positive, professional manner.
● Computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suite.
● 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.

Working Conditions & Physical Requirements
● Occasional evening and weekend hours as necessary.
● Ability to work regularly in an open environment with both visual and audible distractions.
● Able to stand or walk around work area approximately 20% of the workday; remaining time is generally spent seated.
● Must be able to lift up to 30 lbs.
● Must be able to push and pull entrance and exit doors open or closed.
● Ability to stoop and kneel.
● Have a valid US Driver’s License and be comfortable driving artists and visiting program participants through the city.

A few more details:
● Our office is an open work space with sitting/standing desks 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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Senior Development Officer

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6/30/2019

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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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