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Associate Director, Watershed Lit: Center for Literary Engagement and Publishing Practice

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The George Mason University Department of English invites applications for an Associate Director of Watershed Lit: Center for Literary Engagement and Publishing Practice. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment.

Chartered in Fall of 2020, Watershed Lit is home to the robust and diverse initiatives that have flowed from the Creative Writing Program since its launch in 1980. The center, which provides an efficient and effective way to articulate the community that these initiatives help cultivate, includes Fall for the Book, Stillhouse Press, the Cheuse Center for International Writers, Poetry Daily, and the Northern Virginia Writing Project, as well as literary journals Phoebe and So to Speak. Each entity maintains its own focused mission, governance structure, and budget, but will benefit individually and collectively through more strategic collaboration. Watershed Lit will also foster research by faculty and professional development of students, serving as a catalyst of transformational educational and professional experiences. Please visit http://watershedlit.gmu.edu for more information about the center and http://english.gmu.edu for more information about the English Department.

The Associate Director will work closely with the Center Director will play a pivotal role in sustaining and growing the center and its partner entities. Reporting to the Director, the Associate Director will be responsible for overall support of the mission, fund raising, public relations and marketing, communication, information systems, and administrative advocacy. The Associate Director will develop the overall funding strategy for Watershed Lit by cultivating a donor base, oversee grant funding efforts, and assist in the coordination of development events and activities on behalf of the center. The Associate Director will be a self-starting, entrepreneurial, and creative individual who can express and recognize ideas and opportunities and communicate goals and objectives clearly. This role requires someone who is self-motivated with strong organizational skills and discipline to set and achieve work goals, with a high level of accountability for dollars-raised goals.

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  • The Associate Director will advance the Center’s mission by:
  • Managing day-to-day activities and operations of the Center;
  • Ensuring that Center fiscal resources are utilized strategically and in compliance with university regulations;
  • In collaboration with the center’s director and its partners, establish the development vision and fund-raising goals of the center to ensure its mission delivery and sustainability;
  • Leading the Center’s development and fundraising activities to include building and maintaining current corporate, donor, grant/foundation, and community partnerships.
  • Leading the Center’s marketing and communication activities;
  • Overseeing program management and reporting to program sponsors;
  • Facilitating effective collaboration between the Center’s programs, between the Center and other parts of the university, and between the Center and organizations external to the university;
  • Overseeing the administrative infrastructure of the Center including IT and financial management support systems;
  • Building and sustaining a sense of community and engagement among Center faculty, staff, students and collaborators.

 

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree or an equivalent combination of education, training, and relevant work experience.
  • Three years experience in successful Arts fundraising or membership development.
  • A track record of fund raising effectiveness in support arts programming and/or public humanities programming.
  • A solid understanding of public arts programming.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MFA or PhD in Humanities field.
  • Experience working with senior executives, volunteers, senior administration and faculty.
  • Understanding of and commitment to, the values and role of the arts in a public, research university.
  • History of success in: working with high-level corporate/foundation representatives; building donor/customer and prospect relationships and developing stewardship activities; obtaining grant funding; and soliciting and closing gifts or grants of five figures or more.

 

Required Documents:

  • Cover Letter
  • CV/Resume
  • List of Professional References
  • Writing Sample(s), preferably including something specific to the position such as a successfully funded proposal or development materials.
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Chief Development Officer

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THE OPPORTUNITY:  The Chief Development Officer will work with an exceptionally dedicated and passionate leadership and program team and an engaged and supportive board of directors. This is a unique opportunity for an energetic and entrepreneurial development professional who brings credibility, creativity, and a genuine passion for the HSA mission.

The CDO will create and implement a strategy to increase philanthropic support through the development of targeted campaigns, individual giving, corporate and foundation grants and sponsorships, special events, planned giving, and government support. S/he must be able to craft and articulate a compelling case for support through effective storytelling about HSA’s programs, students, alumni, outreach, and impact.  The CDO will engage and manage HSA’s Board of Directors, communicating frequently and effectively with the Board to facilitate involvement with Development goals and initiatives (i.e. Board recruitment, special events, corporate/individual solicitations, etc.)

The CDO should be a comfortable front-line major gift fundraiser who is able to lead and motivate a comprehensive development team. S/he reports to the President and will work in close collaboration with colleagues in all disciplines. The CDO will work in partnership with the marketing department on the development of fundraising materials as well as with programs on identifying/narration of programs that can be used as anchors for fundraising. The CDO is responsible for the developing, tracking, and reporting of the development budget and will also work with the finance department on cash flow projections and ensure proper reconciliation of monies received. S/he will build, lead, and mentor a team of three which includes a Director of Institutional Giving, Development Officer, and Database and Prospect Research Coordinator, and Manager of Individual Giving (vacant). The CDO will make certain the database is kept to date and accurately managed to ensure that all fundraising activities are recorded. In addition to establishing a solicitation calendar, the CDO will develop a 12-month institution wide cultivation calendar comprised of programming and institutional marketing events/activities. S/he will oversee stewardship/cultivation and develop/maintain stewardship strategies for donor population. The CDO is responsible for the revision of proposals and reporting calendar. S/he will conduct prospect research and develop/maintain major donor prospects list. S/he may be required to do direct solicitation on behalf of HSA – sometimes in partnership with the president, colleagues, or board members.

FUNDING: HSA has an annual operating budget of approximately $5M, of which $2.5-3M is generated through philanthropy. The balance is received through earned income (tuition, fees, and rental revenue). Annual operating budget varies slightly from year to year.

IDEAL QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred
  • At least ten years of experience in development leadership and implementation for a non-profit organization
  • Knowledge of NYC-area arts/youth/culture funding communities
  • Knowledge in developing and implementing fundraising campaigns
  • Demonstrated relationship management/major gift cultivation and solicitation skills
  • Success working with a board of directors
  • Familiar with best practices in fundraising
  • Genuine passion for the mission; able and willing to attend frequent evening/weekend activities and events
  • Both strategic and hands-on
  • Ability to build and maintain an organization wide culture of philanthropy
  • Able to lead, motivate, and elevate members of the development team
  • Dynamic, energetic, and goal-driven
  • Collaborative and collegial work style
  • Tech savvy and experience with CRM databases such as Raiser’s Edge and Neon

COMPENSATION:

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.

Benefits include medical, dental, and vision insurance; paid annual leave plus holidays; and opportunity to participate in a company-sponsored retirement program.

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Summer Camp Art Instructor

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2000 - 3000 for 2 months
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5/1/2021

ARTS INSTRUCTORS NEEDED!

Camp Chipinaw and Silver Lake are traditional co-ed Residential Summer Camps located in the Catskill Mountains of New York, 2 hours NW of NYC. Established in 1926, Chipinaw offers a wide variety of arts, sports, adventure, and water activities for campers interested in a full summer camp. Silver Lake, started in 2004, offers the same experience but with 3, 4, and 7 week summer sessions. Our campers and staff come from across the country and around the world to be part of a thrilling summer experience.

Camp Chipinaw is looking for motivated individuals to join our staff for Summer 2021. We are looking for general counselors as well as specialty counselors in many different areas. We offer internships! Some of these departments include:

Arts: Cooking, Ceramics, Metal Jewelry, Fashion Design, Glass Fusion, Woodworking, Silkscreen,Leather Craft, and more

Digital Arts: Video Editors, Live action film editors, Coding/Web Design, Digital Video, Radio, and more

Theatre Arts: Costuming, Sound & Lighting, Piano Players, Dance (hiphop), Set Construction, Circus arts, Set Painters

Sports: Gymnastics, Basketball, Flag Football, Roller Hockey, Lacrosse, Volleyball and more.

Adventure: Ropes Course, Mountain Biking/Boarding, Outdoor Skills, ATV techs, Fishing, Skatepark

Waterfront: Lifegaurds, Boat Drivers, Waterskiing, Sailing, Swim Instructors

*A full list of areas and activities can be found on our website.

If you are looking for an exciting summer adventure, this is the job for you!

Spend two months in the beautiful Catskill Mountains of New York teaching and being a role model to campers between the ages of 7-16. Full room and board provided plus competitive salary. Apply online at www.chipinaw.com or call us at 954-227-7700.  You can also email jobs@chipinaw.com with any questions. Dates - 6/17/21 – 8/15/21.

Don't forget to check out our hype video: https://vimeo.com/320618773

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Magazine Advertisement Sales Person

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We are looking for a motivated person to help sell magazine advertisements for our magazine called Artwalk Magazine. 50% commisons paid for each advert sold.

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Photo Retoucher

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$24-30 /hour
Application Deadline: 
February 25, 2021

Position Title: Photo Retoucher/Editor
Reports To: Lead Photographer(s), Studio Manager
FLSA: Non-Exempt, Full-Time
Start Date: ASAP
Location: 90066 * COVID-19 DISCLAIMER

Summary
The purpose of this role is to deliver high quality images and videos that meet JWPictures’ goals by properly executing photo and video editing expertise based on client needs and requirements. This includes the receiving, processing, editing, and delivery of photos and/or video files, as well as, relationship management by supporting the clients, independent contractors, collaborators, and the JWP team.

Essential Job Functions

  • Uses Adobe Creative Suite and other appropriate tools to manage, process, color correct, composite, and manipulate images and videos
  • Works closely with photographers to produce images that meet the JWP standards and client requirements
  • Works closely with Studio Manager to meet project deadlines
  • Responds to clients’ request for re-edits, archived images, and answers all general questions relating to photographs and videos
  • Keep extensive archive organized and up-to-date and ensures that all files are backed up onto the archival system
  • Updates Production Log on a daily basis and ensures all post-production information is current and correct
  • Manages memory cards in tandem with the photography team
  • Stays up to date with new image editing technologies
  • Be highly organized and have excellent time-management skills with the ability to multitask, prioritize workload, and meet tight deadlines
  • Other related duties are assigned

Relationship Management

  • Develops and maintains positive client relationships through establishing open lines of communication, delivering photo assignments and following up on requests in a timely manner
  • Develops external relationships by working collaboratively with outside parties (i.e. galleries, museums, independent contractors, book designers, etc.), and being responsive to team related requests or questions
  • Develops and maintains critical internal studio team relationships by being in constant contact with the photography team and the Studio Manager

Preparation, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Advanced or expert proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite (primarily Lightroom and Photoshop)
  • Experience: 2+ years of professional experience as Photo Editor
  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in Photography or related field
  • Affinity for fine arts and familiarity with the art world
  • Software applications:
  • Apple OS and applications (Mail, Calendar, Messages, etc.)
  • File sharing (Dropbox, WeTransfer, Google Drive)
  • Remote connectivity (LogMeIn, TeamViewer, Zoom)
  • Press prep/printing knowledge and experience is a plus
  • Analog photography and film scanning experience is a plus
  • Knowledge of various archival methods is a plus

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

  • Business hours are 10 am – 6 pm, Mondays through Fridays
  • May require revised working hours for international projects (based on location and predetermined delivery deadlines)

Compensation

  • Competitive hourly rate, commensurate with experience
  • Health and dental benefits
  • Paid holiday and vacation time

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to do this job. The above is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required.

Related keywords: photo retoucher, photo editor, photography, video editor, photographer, photo, photoshop, adobe, lightroom

COVID-19 precautions

  • Remote interview process
  • Personal protective equipment provided or required
  • Social distancing guidelines in place
  • Virtual meetings
  • Sanitizing, disinfecting, or cleaning procedures in place
  • All members of the team have been working remotely as much as possible to limit the spreading of COVID-19. For this reason, candidates must be able to interview, undergo training, and fulfill this position remotely until further notice.
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Seeking Models: Milan Fashion Week Film

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Synopsis : A princess in Milan comes to New York City.  Experiences the best New York has to offer in terms of fashion.  Meets her Prince Charming.   Falls in love, and falls into a musical number of dance, romance and love.   Then comes Heartbreak.  The Prince Charming cheats on her. She is devastated and goes on an alcoholic rampage.   She starts meeting random men in bars.   Ends up getting pregnant and gets an abortion.  Her life is ruined.  But there is sunshine at the end of the tunnel.  Prince Charming finds redemption.  Goes out to find the Princess because he wants her back.  The romance and love is rekindles and more love #love  .  Milan Fashion Week Film

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trade for photos and videos, and media

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Prince Charming

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18-55

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18 to 55 years old, all ethnicities male.  Strongly built, good athletic presence.  Must know how to act , perform and model. 

A strong, kind man.  Makes many mistakes in life. A ladies man and likes to drink and gamble.  But has a good side to him.  He falls in love with a princess.  The princess shuns him.  He is ruined!  But he finds the good within him. And makes a big difference in life and to society! He vows to make a change to win back the Princess!

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MILAN PRINCESS

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18-50

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17 to 50 years old, all ethnicities female.   A lovely model , full of life and joy and kindness. Loves life and loves fashion.   Walking, modeling, posing, photos and media.

Princess Milan.  Comes to New York City from Milan.  Loves fashion and the arts.  Loves high fashion.  Seeks her Prince Charming.  Finds him , but then heart break ensues.  He cheats on her, and she is devastated.   No one is around to help her!  She goes on a war path of depression, potential suicide, and drugs.  But her Prince Charming comes back, and she feels joy and love #Love Milan

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Production / Rehearsal / Audition dates: 
Show date: Sunday Feb 28, 2021
Listing Deadline: 
Saturday, March 13, 2021

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