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Rehearsal Director/Dance Coach

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August 26th

Contemporary AURA Dance Theatre based in Kaunas, Lithuania is looking for an experienced Rehearsal Director.

Rehearsal Director will run rehearsals, classes (as teacher/coach), make schedules for work days and tours, manage the dancers and work closely with the Artistic Director to ensure that all AURA Dance Theatre performances are rehearsed and presented to the highest standard.

Candidates must have Rehearsal Director/Artistic Assistant job experience, dance and teaching experience, strong people management and organizational skills.

AURA is the only one municipal theatre of contemporary dance in Lithuania and one of a very few companies of contemporary dance in Lithuania that shows the skills of the professional dance. Since 2014 theatre's troupe is international, containing dancers from all over the world (USA, Brasil, South Korea, Japan, Scotland, etc.)

AURA took part in various international events, represented Lithuania’s modern dance in 27 foreign countries (Austria, Great Britain, Greece, Canada, France, Russia, Finland, Sweden, Germany etc.), performed at more than 162 festivals.

AURA has about 50 city, national and international awards, also received excellent feedback from both local and foreign press.

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Interim Head of Cultural Services

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57-69k per annum
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3rd September 2019

 

Head of Cultural Services - Salary £57-69k per annum

Gloucester City Council is seeking to recruit an interim Head of Service to lead the City’s cultural services at an exciting, pivotal and challenging time.  This is a great opportunity for someone who:

can bring their knowledge and experience to help us shape our thinking and approaches

has the creativity and imagination to find and implement pragmatic solutions

has the confidence, credibility and personality to help build and maintain partnerships and work collaboratively

has the skills to lead teams with a real passion for the City and the services they provide.

The opportunity is exciting because Gloucester is heading towards the final year of a 3-year ACE/HLF/HE Great Place programme delivering real cultural change in the City, including the creation of a new cultural entrepreneurs’ hub in the City centre.  A recent Venues Feasibility Plan lays the groundwork for what we must do to develop audiences, build partnerships and relationships, utilise meanwhile spaces across the city and engage more with young people.  We have a strong partnership with the Roundhouse, Camden to develop talent in Gloucester and support existing arts organisations including the Gloucester Guildhall.  And we are serious about bidding for City of Culture in 2025.

The opportunity is pivotal because you’ll help drive the Gloucester Roundhouse Exchange with a particular focus on building capacity and skills at the Guildhall, you’ll work with the Gloucester Culture Trust on the City of Culture bid and delivery of Gloucester’s Cultural Strategy and Vision 2016-2026, you’ll craft the Council’s response to the Venues Feasibility report.  You’ll lead the implementation of the emerging Guildhall and Blackfriars Development Plans, shape our thinking about the potential to create a Trust to operate our venues and develop a new Museums Development Plan. 

The opportunity is challenging because there is so much to do.  Your first job will be to identify the priorities and work to a deliverable plan.  Unlike many places, Gloucester is investing in Culture and we have the active support of major funders like ACE and HLF, but money is always tight so fundraising, income generation and budget management will be features of your role.  We are also transferring our former Museum of Gloucester Life buildings to the Gloucester Historic Buildings Trust and the Gloucester Civic Trust to enable the creation of a new Heritage Hub in the City.

Because we need to be flexible in our response to these opportunities, we are seeking to recruit an interim Head of Service for a 12-month period.  The successful candidate will manage teams at Gloucester Guildhall, Blackfriars and the Museum of Gloucester as well as our decant from the Museum of Gloucester Life.  You will work closely with the Gloucester Culture Trust on the delivery of the Great Place Programme and the City’s Cultural Vision and Strategy.  You’ll develop, maintain and enhance our relationships with the Roundhouse, Marketing Gloucester Ltd, Great Place partners, cultural organisations, funders and the people of Gloucester.

We know that we are asking a great deal.  We also believe that this is a unique opportunity to influence and deliver the City’s cultural ambitions.  To make sure we get the right person for the role we are happy to be flexible in considering secondments, interim appointments, job sharing and anything else that would help you bring your talents to Gloucester.

Gloucester City Council is transforming the City and itself.  We’ve implemented an ambitious transformation programme, creating an agile workforce, a culture open to change and a structure which offers opportunities to work across a range of services from regeneration, culture and heritage to city centre and community wellbeing. 

If you’d like to discuss this opportunity, please contact Jonathan Lund (Corporate Director) on 01452 396276 or email me at jonathan.lund@gloucester.gov.uk

 

 

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Account Director

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1 August 2019

Account Director : Arts PR : £Neg.+ excellent bonus 

  • Create PR and brand strategy for global arts galleries, artists, arts & heritage institutions. 

Our client is a word leading PR agency for arts market.

As Account Director you will work with UK and global clients to create PR and brand strategy for commercial art galleries, art fairs, art prizes & awards, cultural events, biennales, heritage institutions, museums, festivals, cultural zones, and individual artists. You will ensure your clients get top measurable results - from creating a VIP programme to planning a media relations campaign to a brand audit to a digital communications strategy.

Core functions of an Account Director : 

  • Lead Client Accounts 
    • Lead on client meetings 
    • Demonstrate to clients coverage achieved / anticipated 
    • Formulate campaign, copy, and brand strategy.
    • Monitor client service to ensure high level service is maintained 
    • Liaise with Account Managers for status and other reports 
    • Maintain awareness of media landscape relevant to client accounts
  • Manage a team.
    • Ensure your Account Managers & Account Executives receive training & mentoring 
    • Motivate your direct reports by being a respected leader in the agency 
    • Brief your team on strategy 
    • Monitor the team’s work to make certain work is in line with strategy, timeline, and budget 
  • New Business : 
    • Create new business proposals 
    • Initiate business development ideas for the agency
    • Proactively seek new business -  you benefit from an excellent bonus for new business wins.
  • Media Relations : 
    • Provide clients with media training 
    • Write press releases and other materials 
    • Respond to press requests 
    • Meet with top tier Arts & Cultural Editors & Journalists 
    • Pitch following send-outs 

Key Candidate Criteria : 

  • Experience at SAM or AD level in an agency environment.
  • Experience of formulating and analysing media, brand. and digital strategies 
  • Demonstrate track record of securing press coverage for top level arts clients. 

This is an ideal opportunity for a PR professional experienced in and passionate about arts & culture.

You will report to the senior agency leaders.

This is a pivotal position in the agency whereby you will embody positive leadership behaviours internally and externally. 

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Sales & Operations Manager

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£35,000
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30 August 2019

The Sales & Operations Manager is a critical role central to the artistic and commercial success of the gallery. You benefit from a bonus calculated as a share of the sales commission pool. 

You will support the gallery sales team as well as the gallery operations team.

It is an opportunity to be key member of the team supporting both the Sales & Operations teams.

You will have a wide variety of interesting tasks such as conducting artwork research, researching clients, maintaining contact with clients, keeping ArtLogic database up to date, responding to gallery enquires, maintaining the inventory of art works, coordinating shipping & delivery of artworks, maintaining Artist ReSale Rights information (ARR) information, raising sales invoices, supporting HR administration, and ensuring the smooth running of all gallery facilities from managing the cleaning staff to liaising with IT contractors. 

Key Tasks : 

  • Research artwork sales including price, auction, and artist research 
  • Maintain client database including ensuring records maintained in ArtLogic
  • Filter and respond to enquires 
  • Assist in the sales process from consignment to delivery ensuring all documentation completed 
  • Co-ordinate the shipping  & delivery of art works 
  • Complete Condition Reports on received art works 
  • Make certain that art works are correctly along with maintenance, packing, and handling notes
  • Catalogue incoming artworks 
  • Maintain Artist ReSale Rights information (ARR)  
  • Raise sales invoices, process payments, and compile artist commission payments 
  • Maintain the VAT Margin Scheme records 
  • Keep inventory up to date 
  • Liaise with conservators regarding restoration work 
  • Administrative support regarding Human Resources, Health & Safety compliance, and Finance 
  • Daily gallery facilities management including management of cleaning staff

Experience required : 

  • Similar experience gained in a gallery or auction house is required. 

Why join this gallery : 

It’s an exciting time to join. With a new management & executive team the gallery is embarking on strong growth plans backed by large capital investment. The gallery focusses on contemporary artists working in a range of mediums including video. Whilst maintaining a strong commercial focus the gallery has an open and engaging style whereby events are held to develop meaningful value added experiences for existing and potential customers.

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Membership and Events Manager

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$45,000-$48, 000
Application Deadline: 
8/5/2019

Membership and Events Manager

THE ORGANIZATION

The Frye Art Museum is a living legacy of visionary patronage and civic responsibility, committed to artistic inquiry and a rich visitor experience. A catalyst for our engagement with contemporary art and artists is the Founding Collection of Charles and Emma Frye, access to which shall always be free.

THE POSITION

DEPARTMENT: Development
REPORTS TO: Deputy Director of Development
SUPERVISES: TBD
FLSA STATUS: Exempt
STATUS: Full-Time
BENEFITS: Full benefits including medical, dental, vacation accrual, 403b, and more

POSITION SUMMARY

The Membership and Events Manager position will work as an integral part of the Development department to implement the Museum’s membership plan. The position will identify and capitalize on opportunities to grow and increase membership retention and recruitment as well as identify new opportunities for member engagement. This position will plan and execute Frye events with the goal of cultivating and enhancing relationships with community partners and other constituents of Frye Art Museum. This position will work under the supervision of Deputy Director of Development and collaborate with other members in the Development and Communications departments.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

 

Membership (70%)

Establish overall strategy and the annual calendar of stewardship, membership events, and programs, in collaboration with the Deputy Director of Development and Communications department colleagues.

Manage and monitor the Membership budget (in collaboration with the Deputy Director of Development) including revenue goal setting and review of both expenses and income, to achieve membership growth goals.

Develop and generate monthly and yearly membership reports and updates for the Deputy Director, Development to monitor performance against goals.

Serve as the main contact person for all membership inquiries via phone, email, onsite, etc. and assist other staff who engage with members (Museum Store, Volunteer Programs, etc.)

Implement the processes, systems, and timeline for maintaining all membership appeals, solicitation mailings and email communications, including acquisitions, renewals, upgrades, event invitations, and general communications.

Manage membership through the database, including input of data/records, track gifts processing, pull member lists, analyzing data and creating timely reports.

Manage membership recognition including sending timely thank you letters, member renewals, and managing additional gifts made by members.

Manage and promote the museum reciprocal programs (NARM, ROAM, Mod/Co) as well as the local and national member discounts program.

Collaborate with Communications department to implement membership messaging in brochures, the website, social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, etc.), emails, e-News, appeals, and special event materials.

Promote membership on site at the Museum, as well as through special events (e.g., Members’ previews and Members-only initiatives).

Drive the events and messaging opportunities to acquire new members, including for our new Young Professionals membership level.

Ensure proper and timely expenditure of funds and perform reconciliation of the database to the accounting system in coordination with the Finance Department.

Work collaboratively with all Museum departments, volunteers and interns.

Manage membership/development or museum events on evenings or weekends, as required.

Perform other duties as assigned.

Events (30%)

Conceptualize, strategize, and manage all rental, development, and other events, such as exhibition openings, member events, and donor cultivation events in collaboration with staff across the Museum. Duties include pre-event planning and post-event analysis.

Coordinate exclusive caterers and other vendors, secure all necessary permits, and ensure compliance with building regulations for the safe and sustainable use of the facility.

Manage logistics of events in collaboration with Event Tech lead, including set-up and tear-down of event areas, audio/visual/technical needs, catering, floral, transportation, invitation lists and RSVPs, and other event details.

Collaborate with Development Associate to determine, secure, and manage additional staff/volunteer support for events as needed.

Manage and reconcile Museum Event budget (revenue and expense).

Perform other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED

Knowledge of event planning best practices and demonstrated experience with event scheduling, production, and vendor negotiations.

Demonstrated understanding of the needs and interests of diverse prospects, donors, and community members in order to develop and sustain constituent relationships.

Strong project management skills, with a proven ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, and keen attention to detail and deadlines.

Problem-solving skills, including the ability to maintain a calm demeanor and a sense of humor during occasionally stressful social circumstances.

Excellent prioritization skills.

Strong writing, editing and communications skills.

Ability to maintain a positive atmosphere of leadership including continuous quality improvement, teamwork, mutual respect, professionalism, and personal accountability.

Ability to regularly work outside the normal workday, including evenings and weekends.

Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite.

Familiarity with constituent databases and/or ability to learn new database quickly.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE

Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent experience required.

Minimum of three years’ direct experience and successful track record in building and maintaining membership, annual giving development in a nonprofit setting.

Experience with a museum or a cultural institution preferred.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Work areas are inside, in a climate-controlled environment within an open office and background noise. Shift times may vary to meet the Museum's requirement to staff the facilities at all hours. Work may require long periods of sustained standing during Museum events.

PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES REQUIRED TO PERFORM ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

SITTING/STANDING/WALKING: Approximately 70% of time is spent seated while working at a desk. Balance of time (approximately 30%) is spent standing or moving around the work area. Ability to stand for extended periods of time when assisting at Museum events.

SPEAKING/HEARING: Clear diction and acute hearing are necessary for effective communication with the public, and co-workers.

LIFTING/CARRYING/PUSHING/PULLING: The ability to lift and carry up to 30 pounds is necessary for moving material and equipment for events.

VISION: Corrected vision close to 20/20 is necessary to effectively use the computer screens.

REACHING/HANDLING: Good manual dexterity is necessary for computer keyboard use and for retrieving and working with appropriate paperwork, equipment, and supplies.

The Frye Art Museum will consider reasonable accommodations for those applicants with disabilities who may need reasonable accommodation to perform the essential functions/duties. Please contact the Museum (jobs@fryemuseum.org) for additional information.

TO APPLY

Candidates should send cover letter and resume with "Membership and Events Manager" in the subject line to jobs@fryemuseum.org. No phone calls please.

This position description is a summary of the primary duties and responsibilities of this role at the Frye Art Museum. Employees must maintain a high degree of flexibility in our rapidly changing environment and, as such, may be required to perform additional duties beyond the scope described here from time to time.

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Project & Events Manager

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£25,000 - £27,000
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Apply by 12 midday on Wednesday 17th July 2019.

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EEA’s vision is to inspire change through creativity and the power of the imagination. We aim to enhance places by making dynamic art in the public realm. We help communities to be creative and confident and we astonish audiences with moments of wonder. Could you be a key part of that? 

Main purpose of the job 

EEA is one of the country’s leading outdoor arts companies working on spectacular events across London, the UK and internationally. We need a dynamic Project & Events Manager to work on the development and delivery of a large participatory arts programme. 

Based at our busy making space in Greenwich, but needing to travel around the country, the Project and Events Manager will work closely with the Creative Producer, Senior Production Manager, creative practitioners and the core staff team. The Project and Events Manager will ensure that specific projects and events are delivered efficiently and to a high standard by meeting match funder/client and organisational requirements. We wish to appoint someone to work full time, fixed term for one year with a possible view to make a permanent role. Some weekend and evenings will be required. 

EEA strives for equal opportunities. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from people with diverse backgrounds, including BAME applicants. 

Responsibilities will include: 

  • Managing the finale & tour of our 2-year Paper Peace project https://eea.org.uk/whatson/projects/paper-peace 
  • Seeking out opportunities, developing and producing creative project ideas, proposals and funding bids for participatory projects and events. 
  • Working collaboratively with the EEA team, artists and participants 
  • Project managing a vast array of exciting outdoor performances and events – please see our website for examples 
  • Maintaining and developing events and projects to become annual or regular events. 
  • On-site event management including managing and briefing large teams including external contractors, emergency services, volunteers 
  • Liaison and negotiation with clients and partners including local authorities, schools and community organisations 
  • Project communications including internal and external meetings with clients, participating organisations and artists 
  • Project management and administration including the setting up of shared project management systems to deal with timetabling, contracting, budgeting and communications 
  • Setting and managing project budgets ensuring that the agreed contribution to company overheads are met. 
  • Ensuring that projects and events are compliant with legislation around safeguarding children, health and safety and equal opportunities. 
  • Preparing risk assessments and method statements regarding workshops and working with the Senior Production Manager to prepare risk assessments & traffic management plans regarding participatory events 
  • Taking responsibility for on-site, event risk assessments and ensuring the safety of performers and participants at all times 
  • Ensuring that marketing materials are available for clients and the company for websites, blogs, social networking, press releases and publicity 
  • Gathering data for project monitoring and evaluation 
  • Ensuring that projects are documented with images, video, written material, press cuttings as required. 
  • Preparing project reports and evaluations as required by funders and clients 

You will need to: 

  • Contribute creative ideas towards projects and have the skills, knowledge and experience to make them happen 
  • Have experience managing outdoor events, including planning traffic management with appropriate bodies 
  • Have experience of programming for outdoors 
  • Have at least 3 years relevant experience and a successful track record of managing participatory arts projects, events and budgets 
  • Be an excellent communicator and listener with whom clients, artists and participants can feel confident 
  • Demonstrate a clear understanding of and commitment to best practice around participatory and inclusive arts practice 
  • Have excellent IT skills and experience of using online communication platforms such as blogs, Instagram, Twitter and Facebook 
  • Demonstrate the ability to produce written reports, evaluations and risk assessments 
  • Be highly organised with strong administrative skills and good attention to detail 
  • Have a clear understanding of relevant legislation including safeguarding children, health and safety and equal opportunities 
  • Have flexibility regarding time and approach to the changing nature of a busy participatory arts environment 
  • Have a DBS check within the past 2 years or be willing to obtain one 
  • Have a clean driving licence and a willingness & ability to drive company vehicles as required, including vans and minibuses. 

General 

  • Comply with company policies relating to the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 at all times 
  • Comply with company policies relating to equality of opportunity and diversity at all times 
  • Be an enthusiastic advocate of EEA and have a thorough understanding of the company’s mission, vision and aims 
  • To undertake other related duties as required within a reasonable workload 

Terms and Conditions 

  • Salary: £25,000 - £27,000 depending on experience 
  • Contract: full time, 40 hours per week, fixed term for one year. The post holder must be prepared to work weekends and evenings as required. Time off in lieu will be given 
  • Pension: Auto-enrolment in company pension scheme with 3% employer contribution and 5% employee contribution. 
  • Holiday: The employee shall be entitled to 22 days holiday per year increasing by one day per full year of employment up to a maximum of 30 days, plus all statutory, public holidays. Holiday entitlement will be accrued according to the length of time served. 
  • Probation: 6 months from the first day of appointment 
  • Notice Period: During the probation period the notice period will be 1 week, on either side. This post will be subject to an initial review after three months with a six-month probationary period, which may be extended, as per the terms of the contract if necessary. 
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