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Technical Director

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$50,000 - $55,000
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8/26/2022

Technical Director

Full-Time; Exempt Status

Reports to:  Production Manager, Waterville Opera House

The Technical Director supports the technical operations of the Waterville Opera House by managing the set shop, developing scenic budgets, and allocating resources in conjunction with the Production Manager. The Technical Director works closely with the Production Manager to meet the technical needs of other Opera House programming, such as concerts and outside rentals.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities

  • Works with the Production Manager to ensure stage area is safe, clean, and maintained
  • Creates working drawings for all scenic builds
  • Oversees and approves rigging
  • Oversees and leads scenic builds and painting
  • Determines scenic build costs and is part of design approval with Production Manager and Director
  • Assists with all load-in/out and setup of events and concerts
  • Under the direction of the Production Manager, ensures set shop is safe, clean, and maintained
  • Maintains inventory of equipment and sets up maintenance schedule
  • Works with Production Manager setting build and install schedules
  • Maintains furniture inventory
  • Conducts monthly safety checks within building, including inspecting seats, railings, stairs and, other infrastructure
  • Other duties as assigned; lock up duties as needed

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred. At least 5 years of related experience in and a working knowledge of the production of performing arts events, including theatre carpentry, rigging, sound, and electrics. At least 3 years of supervisory experience.
  • Experience with using the tools required for carpentry, electrics, and rigging (i.e. lighting consoles, power tools, saws, etc.)
  • Strong oral and written communication, interpersonal, and team building skills.
  • Strong organizational, budget management, time management skills.  Ability to meet deadlines.  
  • Ability to create, read, and interpret drafting, such as scenic drawings, stage plots, and light plots.
  • Must have computer skills including Microsoft Office.
  • Ability to self-motivate and work independently with attention to detail and high degree of accuracy.
  • Ability to work on ladders and personal man lifts.  
  • High standards of safety procedures + protocols.
  • Flexible attitude within various roles.
  • Valid driver’s license required.
  • This position requires availability for working shifts during nights and weekends.

Physical Demands/Conditions/Requirements

Work is performed in a general office environment. Light lifting (up to 75 pounds) required. Full range of physical mobility including walking, sitting, standing, stooping, carrying, reaching and manual dexterity is required.

Waterville Creates (WC) seeks qualified applicants from diverse backgrounds and lived experiences to apply for the opportunity to join our team. WC is committed to building a more equitable work environment that includes a wide array of voices. We believe a diverse workforce strengthens our organization by increasing representation, expanding access, and building a strong creative coalition for the work we undertake. Waterville Creates is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Benefits: Waterville Creates offers a comprehensive employer-paid benefits package that includes health, dental, and disability insurance, a simple IRA match, and paid PTO.

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Public Art Administrator

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$40,000-50,000
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July 31, 2022

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Position Scope and Objectives: One Columbia for Arts and Culture, a 501(c)3 organization that promotes collaboration and celebrates the arts and historic preservation community in Columbia, SC, seeks a public art administrator for a paid, full-time position. The selected candidate will perform the following duties:

  • Coordinate and manage One Columbia's public art program, including artist identification and selection, site identification, project management, and final installation
  • Facilitation of panel review process for artist selection as needed
  • Serve as a liaison to the City of Columbia Planning and Development Services regarding public art projects on public right-of-way and as a liaison to private developers when appropriate
  • Provide curatorial support for the City of Columbia public art collection
  • Maintain records, track projects, prepare and formalize contracts with artists; oversee conservation, restoration, and maintenance of artwork in the collection
  • Conduct site visits and writes condition reports on existing artwork
  • Maintain the public-facing directory of Columbia-area public art

Other duties may be required as assigned by the Executive Director. This is a moderately supervised position, and supervisor will provide on-the-job training regarding specific duties.

Necessary Skills and Expertise:

  • Bachelor's degree and 2 years of experience, Associate's degree and 4 years of experience, or a high school diploma and 6 years of experience
  • Strong administrative skills, including typing, writing, and editing
  • Ability to effectively communicate with the general public and provide positive customer service
  • Excellent verbal presentation, written communication, and organizational skills
  • Experience in non-profit organizational operations preferred
  • Grant writing and grant administration experience is a plus
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and to thoughtfully respond to shifting priorities
  • Respect for and ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information
  • Availability to work some evenings and weekends
  • An understanding of and appreciation for art and history
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Director of Individual Giving

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95,000-125,000

ABOUT MOCA

Established in 1979, MOCA is the only artist-founded museum in Los Angeles. The institution is dedicated to collecting and exhibiting contemporary art. MOCA houses the most compelling collections of contemporary art in the world, comprising roughly 7000 objects, and has a diverse history of ground-breaking, historically significant exhibitions.

MOCA is committed to the collection, presentation, and interpretation of art created after 1940, in all media, and to preserving that work for future generations. They provide leadership in the field by identifying and presenting the most significant and challenging art of our time, actively supporting the creation of new work, and producing original scholarship.

POSITION OVERVIEW

The Director of Individual Giving reports to the Deputy Director, Advancement, manages the Senior Advancement Associate, Philanthropic Programs, and oversees MOCA's annual and individual giving programs. This position is charged with meeting funding targets of over $1.3M in annual support, contributing to the overall growth of individual giving, including membership, and carrying a portfolio comprised of donors with major gift capacity. The Director of Individual Giving will integrate advancement efforts with all museum functions, including exhibition and education programming, public relations, marketing, and online presence.

The ideal candidate for this role should possess a high work ethic, excellent communication skills, strategic thinking abilities, strong organizational skills, and excellent interpersonal skills.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Direct strategic fundraising efforts and provide leadership for a comprehensive and robust individual giving program including but not limited to membership, donor travel, and annual fund.

Manage a portfolio of top donors and prospects for the organization and maintain a focused pipeline of solicitations and cultivation activity.

Direct all communication, appeals, renewals, upgrades, and stewardship for Membership ($30-$10,000), Projects Council, and MOCA Fund for Exhibitions populations contributing up to $100,000.

Works with the Deputy Director, Advancement, Collection Engagement & Operations to identify and solicit new prospects for endowments and planned gifts.

Coordinate with Deputy Director, Advancement to execute all pledges, billings, and acknowledgments.

Solicit major gifts ($50,000+) from a diverse group of donors, including the MOCA Board Council. Ensure high-quality and appropriate stewardship of donors at all gift levels.

Collaborate with Deputy Director, Advancement, and campaign consultant on all future campaign-related events and communications, including case statements, naming opportunities, funding proposals, and board reports.

Support the creation and execution of a long-term plan that elicits and secures philanthropic donors to fund exhibitions, programs, and new initiatives over a 3-5-year timeframe.

Oversee all individual giving programs and events.

Working in concert with the Advancement team and an outside production company, collaborate on the planning, production, and management of MOCA's annual gala.

Participate in donor events, including work on evenings and weekends; some travel required to meet with donors and implement programmatic activity; occasionally participates in MOCA Travel programs.

Manages all aspects of the creation and execution of the Annual Report.

Oversee all special projects as directed by the Deputy Director, Advancement.

QUALIFICATIONS

Extensive knowledge of fundraising principles and strategies that span capital and endowment campaigns, annual giving, planned giving, and art gifts.

Excellent management and administrative skills, including a successful track record of managing an advancement team and inspiring steady and successful performance.

Proven success in building enduring relationships; personal experience in forming, presenting, and negotiating high-level gift arrangements, including a track record of involvement in significant donor gifts.

Strong familiarity with the philanthropic and arts communities; experience working with nonprofit boards, committees, and donors.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills, sound judgment, and the ability to represent MOCA effectively and professionally to potential donors and external organizations.

Strong understanding of budgets and finance, including restricted and unrestricted funds.

Minimum seven years of experience fundraising for a prominent non-profit organization, preferably in the arts, or comparable career experience.

Bachelor's degree required. Interest in art is a significant plus.

Ability to work occasional night & weekends.

Familiarity with the Los Angeles fundraising landscape.

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS

Salary range starting at $95k. Salary commensurate with experience and a comprehensive benefits package. Hybrid work schedule.

The Museum of Contemporary Art is an equal opportunity employer. We will extend equal opportunity to all individuals without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and related medical conditions), gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, military status, veteran status, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state or local laws. Our policy reflects and affirms the Museum of Contemporary Art's commitment to the principles of fair employment and the elimination of all discriminatory practices.

Research shows that women and individuals from underrepresented backgrounds often apply to jobs only if they meet 100% of the qualifications. We recognize that it is highly unlikely that an applicant meets 100% of the qualifications for a given role. Therefore, if much of this job description describes you, then you are highly encouraged to apply for this role.

Applicants needing accommodation for any part of the application process may contact Envision Consulting at 626.889.7905 to request and arrange for assistance.

Envision Consulting was retained by Museum of Contemporary Art to conduct the search for their incoming Director of Individual Giving.

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Crating Manager

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Position: Crating Manager

Status: Full-Time | Exempt | Salaried

Compensation Range: $80,000-$90,000

Reports to: Director of Collection Care

Hours: Mon – Fri, 9:00am – 5:30pm

The Minnesota Street Project (Project), the Minnesota Street Project Foundation (Foundation), and Minnesota Street Project Art Services (Art Services) value a community where everyone can participate in arts and culture and strives to cultivate equity in all of its programs.  We value a diverse workforce built upon inclusion, equity, and cultural humility and are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.  We believe that the arts have the power to change hearts and minds, and to inspire social change.  We also believe that arts and culture are key elements in creating desirable places to live, learn, work, and visit.

About Minnesota Street Project: 

Located in San Francisco’s historic Dogpatch district, the Project is a for-profit enterprise that supports contemporary arts in the Bay Area by providing sustainably below-market rents to artists, art galleries, and arts non-profits and by providing spaces for visiting exhibitions and arts-related programming.

About Minnesota Street Project Foundation: 

An affiliate of the Project, the Foundation was created to advance educational and civic programming and provide direct financial support to artists and arts organizations.

About Art Services: 

Art Services, founded & headquartered in San Francisco since 2016, is the Bay Area’s fastest growing and most innovative provider of highest quality art storage, installation, packing, crating, transportation, and solutions. Our clients include private collectors, galleries, and institutions who value our emphasis on customer relationships, collection care, and creative problem solving.

100% of our profits are used to support the artists, galleries, and institutions that comprise the Project as well as other arts non-profits and projects in the Bay Area.

Job Summary:

Art Services is seeking a full-time Crating Manager with at least 5 years’ experience in crate design and fabrication to open and operate a crate shop in our current facility. The Crating Manager will exhibit a friendly and approachable demeanor with all Project clients, staff, and vendors, acting as a positive ambassador for the Art Services department, as well as the overall Project. This person must value teamwork and have a goal to keep our team and artwork safe. This person will demonstrate understanding of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Access in the arts and in our daily lives, has cultural flexibility/agility, and a commitment to fostering a respectful and inclusive work environment.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Maintains excellent relationships with clientele and vendors, including collectors, galleries, institutions, consultants, and other arts professionals, ensuring industry-leading client satisfaction.
  • Hires, trains, and manages new crate shop staff; develops training materials (to OSHA/company standards) for new and existing staff to follow when in the crate shop.
  • Ensures proper security procedures are executed at all times, including opening and closing of the facility on a daily basis. Acts as non-primary security contact for off-hour alarms at Crate Shop location.
  • Establishes layout and workflow including additional shop buildout, sourcing storage equipment, and installation.
  • Proposes and designs crates along with pricing structure based on our current space and business model.
  • Demonstrates and maintains heightened quality assurance and overall professionalism in the warehouse and crate shop at all times.
  • Responsible for equipment maintenance tools and materials tracking and ordering.
  • Administers reuse/recycling practices and helps to reduce superfluous waste.
  • Expertly handles, tracks, and stores artwork throughout the facility in accordance with OSHA and company specifications.
  • Schedules and performs site visits as needed to inspect artwork/measure for accurate crating.
  • Works cross departmentally to maintain a safe/clean workspace and to establish a workflow for crate ordering based on requested.
  • Schedules, plans, and troubleshoots with the Project Management Department for onsite crating jobs related to large sculptures/rigging projects.
  • Regularly reviews shop for issues related to sprinklers, pest control and required cleaning and communicates needs to Operations Department.
  • Assists with crate packing when needed.
  • Attends weekly department meetings, as well as occasional programming events at 1275 Minnesota Street.
  • Assists the warehouse staff when needed and performs other related duties as required.
  • Evening or weekend work may be required to meet urgent deadlines

Required Skills, Abilities, and Experience:

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in an art shipping organization, museum, or gallery; must have first-hand art handling, crate design and production, and expertise of best art handling/packing standards and materials; knowledge of domestic and international shipping preferred.
  • Preferred prior experience in a management level position overseeing staff, training, and timelines
  • Ability to quickly identify and resolve problems, effectively prioritize, and manage time efficiently, ensuring projects stay on schedule.
  • Demonstrated concern for detail, accuracy, and precise execution of work; excellent communication skills, both verbally and written; highly organized.
  • Proficient with Mac operating systems and software, including Adobe and Microsoft Suites and Filemaker Pro; knowledgeable with the G Suite, AutoCAD, Sketchup, and CRMs a plus
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Gallery Sales Director

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Dolby Chadwick Gallery was founded with a clear and unwavering vision: to create a community of artists and art lovers, to celebrate the free exchange of ideas, and to advance artistic excellence. Since its inception in 1997, the gallery has built an international roster of artists who create exceptional work that is articulate, visceral, and provocative.

We are currently seeking a Sales Director to join our team. Knowledge of contemporary art and a minimum of 5 years in art sales at previous gallery required. 5-10 years of art gallery experience is preferred. The successful applicant must possess a professional demeanor, have a positive, can-do attitude, excellent communication skills and a proven sales record.

This position is available full time Tuesday - Saturday with occasional evening commitments.

Start Date: Immediately

Availability: Tuesday–Friday (9–6 pm) Saturday (11–5 pm)

Principal Responsibilities Include:

  • Lead sales initiatives
  • Cultivate new clientele
  • Maintain strong relations with existing clients
  • Conduct sales presentations in a professional, passionate and well informed manner
  • Participate in strategic planning with the Principal and team: exhibitions, potential new artist representation, art fairs, etc.
  • Liaising with gallery artists to discuss inventory and nurture relationships between artists and gallery
  • Collaborate with the Principal on curation

 

Requirements and Additional Skills:

  • Strong leadership skills with ability to promote the success of each member of the team
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
  • Attention to detail with a passion for perfection
  • Oriented toward excellent customer service
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills
  • Professional and tailored appearance
  • Knowledge of and passion for contemporary art
  • Upbeat attitude
  • Self-starter with ability to work independently and with a team while meeting deadlines
  • Thrives in a fast-paced environment
  • Valid driver's license and comfortable driving in San Francisco

 

The ideal candidate possesses the following:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • At least 5 years’ of fine art gallery experience with a primary role in sales required with excellent references
  • A genuine appreciation for art and design. You are tuned into contemporary decor, design, and art
  • Extensive computers skills (Mac platform, MailChimp, Adobe Creative Suite, Art Cloud or related inventory database)
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Salary commensurate with experience. Competitive benefits and commission.

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Fine Art & Antique Packing Manager

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Commensurate with experience
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6/30/22

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Fine Art and Antique Crating Manager for high volume Shop. Experienced individuals should apply. Complete understanding of internal fitting of crates for all medium required. Proper material usage based on medium required. Monthly management of wood supply for IPPC Reporting required. Full spectrum of crating types from simple 1 way crates to complex multi venue international traveling exhibition style crates, travel frames and everything in between will be built. Knowledge of PACIN Standards preferred. Will oversee a team of 2-3 builders. Onsite inspections of works, or onsite fitting of crates will be required from time to time.

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