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Vice President of Advancement




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Salary Range – Negotiable Based on Professional Experience
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Open until Filled

Position:  Vice President of Advancement

Classification: Full-Time Exempt



In the past three years South Arts has tripled its budget ($3M - $9M).  We want to continue this momentum and anticipate significantly increasing the program budget within the next 3 – 5 years.  South Arts is seeking a dynamic individual with a proven track record that can accomplish that goal.  This position reports to the President & CEO, is part of the executive management team, and will be 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.

Our major sources of funding have been government and foundations, to include: The National Endowment for the Arts, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies.  These will continue to be important sources and we want to increase our foundation footprint, but South Arts also wants to diversify its funding streams by moving into corporate and individual contributions.  South Arts is not a membership organization and is not planning to become one.  We serve nine southern states and anticipate that advancement will be an effort in each state. 

South Arts is one of six regional arts organizations in the United States and has been primarily serving the performing arts field. A recent example of the organization’s programming initiatives is a multimillion-dollar national grant program related to Jazz artists touring across the United States.  In the past three years South Arts has expanded to serve a broader range of art forms and constituents. Diversity, equity and inclusion are key values of this organization.  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.



Design development strategies and oversee ongoing development efforts for the organization working with the executive management team, board and staff to identify funding opportunities, targets and approaches that integrate with South Arts’ program plan and overall strategic plan

Work directly with the Vice President of Programs to identify revenue streams for programs

Work closely with the Communications Director to advance South Arts

Design and implement an annual individual giving campaign

Support and partner with the President & CEO and Board of Directors on all major fundraising initiatives and staff the Advancement Committee

Develop all fundraising proposals, including corporate sponsorship and local and national grants

Oversee grant compliance and reporting

Help the organization define performance measures for fund development and systematically monitor results

Devise and implement special fundraising projects as needed (e.g. programmatic campaigns, etc.)

Oversee all donor information using the Salesforce database system, provide statistical analysis to the board and the executive team as needed, and support staff responsible for daily Salesforce functions and donation tracking and processing

Hire, train, and mentor any additional staff, interns or contractors in the advancement office

Identify and steward prospective donors

Stay on top of fundraising trends and the nonprofit community

Respond to donor and prospect inquiries in a timely fashion

Use prospect research tools and your donor database to build donor relationships

External Relations

Represent South Arts at professional meetings, conferences and programs as requested by executive management

Draft speeches and talking points for meetings at which you will be representing the organization 

Draft correspondence to third party organizations, foundations and individuals as needed for strategic alliance follow-up

Maintain account information and contacts in Salesforce for third party strategic alliance organizations


Participate fully as part of the executive team in advancing the organization to fulfill the mission and strategic plan of South Arts

Assist other staff with the creation of solicitation materials

Run database reports as needed for prospect tracking and activities

Manage the coordination of mailings as needed

Conduct and analyze research



Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field is required

A Master’s or advanced degree is considered a plus


A minimum of five years’ experience in successful revenue generation, preferably in the nonprofit field; experience in a related field or job functionality required

Proven success leading and managing fundraising at the organizational level

Supervisory experience is a plus


Excellent communication skills, both written and oral; ability to influence and engage a wide range of donors and build long-term relationships

Flexible and adaptable style; a leader who can positively impact both strategic and tactical fundraising 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


Best practices in grants management

Time management and multi-tasking skills

Creative, self-starter attitude

Donor and volunteer service mentality

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

Basic knowledge of remote team meeting software, presentation tools and graphics tools

Other Requirements:

Regular travel will be required

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

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.

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.

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Email resume and cover letter to:
Attn: Human Resources
E-mail to: hr@southarts.org

South Arts’ mission is Advancing Southern vitality through the arts. South Arts is a non-profit regional arts organization founded in 1975 to build on the South’s unique heritage and enhance the public value of the arts. South Arts’ work responds to the arts environment and cultural trends with regional perspective. South Arts offers an annual portfolio of activities designed to address the role of the arts in impacting the issues important to our region, and to link the South with the nation and the world through the arts.

The organization works in partnership with the state arts agencies of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. It is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, member states, foundations, businesses and individuals.

For more information about South Arts, please refer to our website at www.southarts.org

Equity Statement:

South Arts is an inclusive employer and adheres to Equal Employment Opportunity Commission standards. South Arts does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, marital status, military status, economic status, or geographic location in any of its activities or operations.

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Executive Director



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Executive Director


Water Street Studios is looking for a full-time Executive Director (ED) passionate about making art accessible to all in the Fox Valley area and beyond. The ED will serve as the chief operating officer responsible for managing the overall strategy and operations of Water Street Studios.

The ED will work closely with, and report directly to, the Board of Directors.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Business operations

  • Oversee the daily operations of the organization
  • Responsible for implementation of Board directed policies
  • Ensure compliance with financial, tax, legal, and regulatory requirements (local, state and national laws) related to the operation and management of a nonprofit organization

Human Resources

  • Identify staffing and volunteer requirements and develop HR plans for efficient operations
  • Maintain a strong culture and work climate that attracts, develops, and retains staff and volunteers and drives the organization’s mission
  • Payroll


  • In conjunction with the Board of Directors, develop and ensure compliance to an annual operating budget
  • Monitor and provide financial statements (including but not limited to: P&L, Balance sheet, cash flow) with analysis to the Board of Directors
  • Coordinate and execute annual financial audit, filing and reports
  • Responsible for ensuring strong internal financial control and bookkeeping best practices

Business development

  • In conjunction with the board, responsible for setting annual earned and contributed revenue goals with a focus on sustainability and growth
  • Accountable for the attainment of revenue goals through programming, obtaining grants, fundraising, and other innovative methods
  • Marketing and Public Relations
  • Responsible for developing and implementing a comprehensive marketing and public relations plan in support of organizational goals
  • Advocate on behalf of the organization and serve as the chief spokesperson as well as liaison with local media


  • Self-motivated individual with an entrepreneurial mindset
  • Experience developing and implementing comprehensive and detailed business plans utilizing staff, volunteers, systems and other resources effectively
  • Reflective practitioner with strong analytical skills and ability to evaluate outcomes and refine goals and plans accordingly
  • Successful track record working with and reporting to a Board of Directors
  • Professional communication style and exceptional interpersonal skills
  • Successful candidate will have a strong community and nonprofit network


  • Strong computer skills including, but not limited to: Microsoft office, QuickBooks online, marketing and social media platforms, CRMs, web development, SEO, etc.
  • Must have reliable transportation
  • Must have ability to work flexible hours including nights and weekends

Job Type: full-time, salaried

Experience: preference for a business and/or non-profit management degree and 3 or more years of  senior management experience working in a leadership role. Nonprofit experience is a plus.


  • Competitive salary commensurate with experience - starting at $50,000
  • Generous PTO program
  • Flextime
  • Ability to work remotely at times
  • Paid training and professional development
  • Unique and creative work environment
  • Awarded “Best Gallery” in 2019 by West Suburban Living Magazine & Kane County Chronicle
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Communications Assistant



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42,000 - 45,000
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Want to unite your passion for arts and advocacy with your passion for communications? Come work at the growing nonprofit that provides leading services to dancers in the metropolitan NYC area. Dance/NYC offers a collaborative environment with room for innovation and growth. 


The Organization:

With 8 years of service, Dance/NYC has emerged as a cultural force and spokesperson on behalf of the dance field to the media, government and private funders, and the wider creative sector. It has historically supported dance in the city and advanced the field by improving conditions for dance making organizations and individual dance workers through: 

- Advocacy

- Action-Oriented Research

- Leadership Training, Networking and Convening

- Technology and Visibility 

- Grantmaking 


Learn more about Dance/NYC’s mission and organizational values.

The Position:

Dance/NYC is looking for a full-time Communications Assistant who will be responsible for executing communication initiatives and priorities under the direction of the Communications Manager. 

The compensation package includes a salary of $42,000 - $45,000 based on experience and competitive benefits.

- Health insurance and 401K  

- Variety of paid time off offerings, including paid vacation

- Professional development stipend and bonus program 


Review the job description and list of qualifications.



The Location:

The Dance/NYC office is completely remote until further notice due to the Coronavirus (or “COVID-19”) Pandemic. 

When the time is right, Dance/NYC will be shifting into a hybrid of remote and in-person work, per New York State Guidelines. Because Dance/NYC only serves the five boroughs of New York City and surrounding counties of Bergen, Hudson, Westchester Nassau and Suffolk; and the City of Yonkers, Dance/NYC is only recruiting cultural workers who are based in this geographic area and able to commute to Dance/NYC’s offices and events regularly.

Dance/NYC’s offices are located on the Ground Floor of the Mertz Gilmore Foundation, 218 East 18th Street, New York, NY 10003 in Gramercy. Access to the Garden Floor entrance includes a two-step descent. A lift to the entrance is also available. Dance.NYC offices are accessible and an accessible bathroom is available onsite.  Elevators are not available in the building.

Gramercy is a quiet, family neighborhood with brownstones on tree-lined streets. It has a variety of historic restaurants, shops, and neighborhood parks. This neighborhood is also minutes away from Union Square Park. 


Cover Letter:
Your cover letter should include detailed answers to each of the following questions: 

- Why are you interested in working as the Communications Assistant at Dance/NYC?

- The Communications Assistant will be called upon to work on a range of projects that require the ability to relate to different audiences, manage stakeholder relationships, and problem-solve in different contexts. For example, in a given day, you might need to do live social media coverage at a Dance/NYC event, troubleshoot with a Dance.NYC user or respond to constituent inquiries, pitch to a group of funders about the organization’s impact and prep talking points for a live interview. What relevant skills and experiences would you bring to this work?

- How would you characterize your understanding of the NYC dance ecosystem? How would you craft strategy around Dance/NYC’s work to develop meaningful engagement within the dance community while growing the prominence of NYC dance across sectors? How would you develop storytelling of the dance field that centers disability and racial justice and that recognizes and denounces xenophobia? 

- Please share any experiences with producing content for disability, immigrant communities.

- How would you characterize your understanding of the NYC dance ecosystem and nonprofit communication practices for the purposes of achieving systemic change across the field? 

- Dance/NYC is a values-driven organization, please review our values of Justice, Equity, and Inclusion (found at: www.dance.nyc/equity/values ) and discuss two instances in your professional career where you have demonstrated at least one of them? 

- What is important to you in a workplace? 



The position is open until filled, but preference will be given to those candidates who apply on or before August 9, 2021. Preference will also be given to those candidates able to commit to two years. 


Equal Opportunity Employer:

Dance/NYC is an equal opportunity employer and provides equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, sex, age, disability, religion, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, ancestry, political belief or activity, or status as a veteran. The policy applies to all areas of employment, including recruitment, hiring, training and development, promotion, transfer, termination, layoff, compensation benefits, social and recreational programs, and all other conditions and privileges of employment in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws. It is the policy of Dance/NYC to comply with all the relevant and applicable provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Dance/NYC does not discriminate against any qualified Employees or job applicants with respect to any terms, privileges, or conditions of employment because of a person’s physical or mental disability. Dance/NYC makes reasonable accommodation wherever necessary for all Employees or applicants with disabilities, provided that the individual is otherwise qualified to safely perform the duties and assignments connected with the job and provided that any accommodations made do not require significant difficulty or expense. 

Thank you for your interest in Dance/NYC and the Communications Assistant position. Dance/NYC looks forward to reviewing your application!

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Warehouse Lead Art Handler




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Minnesota Street Project Art Services provides a comprehensive, concierge-based art collection management service to private collectors, galleries, and institutions. Adhering to the best art handling practices, we package, install, transport, inventory, and store artwork in conformance with museum standards, with 100% of our profits going to supporting and sustaining Bay Area arts and culture. Our 50,000 ft2 storage facility located in San Francisco, CA, features state-of the art environmental-control and security systems, as well as an attractive viewing room and photography facility.

Minnesota Street Project is currently seeking a full-time Lead Warehouse Art Handler, with expert art handling skills, to join our team of arts professionals.


• Exhibits a friendly and approachable demeanor with MSP staff, clients, and vendors, acting as a positive ambassador for the overall Project; ensures strong communication is facilitated and deadlines are continually met.

• Leads warehouse crew in daily work orders (packaging and handling artwork) and installs for client viewing room

appointments, stages outgoing artworks, anticipates incoming shipments by designating spaces in advance of deliveries, and assists with loading and unloading of trucks for shipments and field jobs.

• Moves stored objects in warehouse, maximizing spatial utilization while maintaining artwork safety

• Assists the Registration department with measuring and barcoding incoming artworks; condition reports artworks on an as-needed basis.

• Leads training exercises on packing, handling and installation techniques as necessary

• Keeps warehouse consistently clean, useable, and client-ready, bringing a proactive approach; inventories and readies supplies for field teams; administers reuse and recycling policies.

• Prioritizes the safety of personnel and artworks, adhering to company operational guidelines at all times

• Assists in upkeep of warehouse equipment and systems including forklift and HVAC

• May require occasional field work including packing, delivery and installation of artworks in client’s homes, offices and galleries

• Attends weekly department meetings and performs other related duties as required.


• Minimum 3 years of experience in a museum, gallery or art shipping organization; demonstrated expertise in art handling techniques and storing practices.

• Demonstrated concern for detail, accuracy and precise execution of work; ability to quickly identify and resolve problems, ensuring projects stay on schedule.

• Works well independently and in a team; excellent communication skills, both verbally and written.

• Experienced operating warehouse equipment (VRCs, forklifts, walkie stackers, and pallet jacks)

• Valid drivers license.

• Ability to lift 50 lbs safely.

• Proficient with PC and Mac operating systems and software, including Adobe and Microsoft Suites and Filemaker Pro; familiarity with G Suite and CRMs.

• BA in Visual Arts, Humanities, Art History or equivalent a plus.

Reports to Warehouse Manager

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Director of Marketing and Communications




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American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.)—a national treasure and a widely-respected cultural gathering place—brings together artists and communities in search of experiences that move and inspire. Operating through the leadership of Tony Award-winning Artistic Director Pam MacKinnon and Executive Director Jennifer Bielstein, and with a staunchly committed leadership team, staff, and Board of Trustees, A.C.T. truly engages the spirit of the San Francisco Bay Area; promotes a diversity of voices and points of view; and, empowers theater makers and audiences to celebrate liveness. Established in 1965, A.C.T. is a Tony Award-winning nonprofit theater serving 200,000+ people annually through theater, training, education, and community programs.

As an organization that values transformation, inclusion, and full participation, this is a propitious time in A.C.T.’s evolution—a time of deep envisioning and filled with possibilities. It is within this context that A.C.T. invites nominations and applications for the role of Director of Marketing and Communications, a position that gives a creative leader the opportunity to have significant impact on the organization and broader community.

As the primary driver of institutional branding, the Director partners with colleagues across departments, including A.C.T.’s world-renowned Conservatory for Actor Training, Education and Community Outreach and Development, to set audience and revenue goals and to craft the messaging and design of all digital and print campaigns for various programs. In partnership with the broader marketing and communications team, the Director delivers external communities a consistent articulation of A.C.T.’s position and image.

The candidate most likely to realize success in the role brings years of marketing and communications experience, gained ideally from a not-for-profit or arts environment, as well as education in marketing/communications or a related field. Applicants should have a track record of increasing an organization’s visibility, as well as reaching or surpassing institutional goals by means of innovation and strategy. The new Director possesses excellent written and communication skills; is deadline-driven, detail-oriented, imaginative, analytical, and organized; and, consistently regards equity, diversity, and inclusion as central components of their work.

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Associate Director



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Reports To: Gallery Owner and Managing Partner
Direct Reports: 1, potentially 3
Schedule: 35-40 hours per week, Tuesday-Saturday
Compensation: Salary ($40-50k) + Commission (gallery will pursue health coverage upon hiring)

General Function: Operating for 25 years, Stella Jones Gallery, a top-ranked contemporary art gallery; specializing in African-American, Afro-Caribbean, and Latinx art; in New Orleans Central Business District, seeks a full-time Associate Director with a penchant for both digital and in-person sales as well as managing and growing artists and institutional relationships. We are looking for someone with a positive and collaborative attitude that values accountability.

Our ideal candidate will be able to hit the ground running on several robust and innovative sales strategies and relationship development solutions. With passion and diligence, they will conduct work in two areas:

- Enhancing and managing digital sales efforts. This includes building and managing our client database, crafting engaging responses to sales inquiries, generating new leads through digital outreach efforts, and overseeing our growing presence on Artsy.net and the Sotheby’s Gallery Network.

-Conducting in person sales. We are currently operating under a reduced capacity, but still experience strong foot traffic for exhibition openings and walkthroughs. This role will require some administrative work including overseeing another sales associate and shipping associates, directing inbound phone calls, tracking daily sales, purchase plans, inventory, and overseeing shipping duties.

-Curating and relationship management. Along with the owner and managing partner this position will curate gallery shows and maintain and enhance relationships with rostered and potential artists.


-Experience working in a gallery or high-end retail/fashion, solid familiarity with Excel, Word, and PowerPoint


-In-depth knowledge of fine art (particularly African-American) and a strong desire to pursue a career in fine art, solid familiarity with Excel, Word, and PowerPoint

Preferred but not required:

MFA or BA in Art, Art History, Museum Studies

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