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Director of Arts and Cultural Planning

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$98,813-$111,731
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11/23/21

Reporting directly to the City Manager, the Director of Arts and Cultural Planning will coordinate the development and implementation of cultural initiatives and events for the City.  As part of the newly established Arts and Culture Division, the Director of Arts and Cultural Planning will collaborate with the Cambridge Arts Council and other City departments to expand Cambridge’s recognition and support of cultural heritage as a cornerstone of the Arts community and civic life.  Particular focus will be placed on increasing racial and cultural equity in the distribution of City resources for arts and culture initiatives.  Specific duties will include but not be limited to the following:

  • Develop and implement creative opportunities to integrate cultural traditions and artistic expression throughout civic life.
  • Manage projects related to arts and culture events, including program design and execution.
  • Serve as a liaison with diverse cultural communities to ensure City celebrations and events are community-driven and socioeconomically diverse.
  • Implement key recommendations from the Mayor’s Arts Task Force and Envision Cambridge. 
  • Collaborate successfully with the Cambridge Arts Council, City departments, and internal and external stakeholders at all levels, including the Cambridge Office for Tourism, and other organizations focused on economic development and the arts. 
  • Leverage untapped public and private foundation resources and development opportunities to increase City financial support for culturally diverse artists, art spaces and programming.
  • Work across City departments to eliminate institutional and structural barriers and promote a racially, ethnically, and socioeconomically diverse arts community; through the Public Art process, licensing and permitting, and related City processes.  
  • Strengthen the Central Square Cultural District and explore opportunities for additional designations and recognitions of culture in Cambridge. 
  • Collaborate with the Central Square Business Improvement District, city commercial districts and business organizations, and community groups to target arts-related outreach to area youth and vulnerable communities and enhance the city’s cultural identity.
  • Bolster artistic activity through audience building, artistic space making, and support for professional and nonprofessional artists, with a central focus on racial equity.
  • Build new networks of artists, arts and cultural organizations, institutions of higher learning, the business community, schools, and other local stakeholders.
  • Grow and lead the newly established Arts and Culture Division through entrepreneurial skills and creative thinking.
  • Perform related duties as required.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field from an accredited four-year college or university or equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience.
  • A minimum of five (5) years of professional experience in the arts and culture sector or community events.
  • Enthusiasm for expanding access to arts and cultural programming, with a particular focus on engaging underserved constituencies.
  • Commitment to diversity, antiracism, equity, and inclusion as guiding principles for the City as a whole, including arts and cultural activities.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current issues related to public art, cultural planning, and community development.
  • Creativity, flexibility, and capacity to develop new projects and initiatives.
  • Ability to work and interact effectively with individuals and groups with a variety of identities, cultures, backgrounds, and ideologies.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Exceptional leadership skills and ability to build consensus among stakeholders from all backgrounds and levels of professional experience.
  • Strong technology skills, including website development, social media management, use of inter- and intra-office communication tools such as Zoom, video conferencing, teleconferencing, and Microsoft Office suite.
  • The City of Cambridge's workforce, like the community it serves, is diverse. Applicants must have the ability to work and interact effectively with individuals and groups with a variety of identities, cultures, backgrounds, and ideologies

Preferred Background/Qualifications:

  • Experience with community organizing or grassroots campaigns.
  • Budget management experience.
  • Familiarity with Cambridge.

RATE:  $98,813-$111,731 + excellent benefits

 

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Salary is commensurate with experience, education, and ability. Benefits include healthcare, 401K, and vacation.
Application Deadline: 
November 8, 2021

Duties include but are not limited to:

• Oversee organization and flow of office operations, including processes, systems, and managing inventory

• Manage daily team meetings & agendas, calendaring, and the overarching project outline, tracking flow of

multiple, concurrent projects and respective team member responsibilities

• Manage tech and utilities subscriptions and service liaising to ensure all runs up-to-date and smoothly

• Maintain digital accounting records and support with invoicing, expense reports, and budgeting

• Oversee marketing and communications content in printed materials & across multiple platforms

• Manage, execute, and grow product and art sales; Handle all art shipments & coordinate artwork donations and

consignments for semi-annual auctions with partners such as Christie’s & Artsy

• Oversee production of biennial coloring book & distribution of book donations to hospitals

• Maintain art inventory and storage (digitally in Airtable, onsite in office, and offsite storage facility)

• Prepare and update marketing materials and presentations

• Solicit and document feedback from healthcare partners on RxART projects

• Oversee hiring and supervision of quarterly interns and event volunteers

• Assist with all events (virtual and in-person)

REQUIREMENTS

• Demonstrated excellence in organizational, managerial, and communication skills

• Demonstrated pro-activeness, follow-through, integral team player, and discretion

• 5+ years of experience in similar role, preferably at a nonprofit/arts organization

• Experience in Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suites, Google Drive; MailChimp, Salesforce experience ideal

• Experience in WordPress/WooCommerce; MailChimp; Instagram, Linktree, Canva, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn,

Vimeo, YouTube

• Experienced IT skills

• Knowledge of and interest in contemporary art

• Superior written and verbal skills

• Bachelor’s Degree (required) in Arts Administration (MA a plus)

• Requires the ability to sit, stand, lift up to 35 lbs. and to use typical office equipment

• Full-time in person, Monday to Friday, 10 am – 6 pm, with occasional outside hours for special events

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Mayfair Arts Center Program-Facility Manager

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November 8, 2021

Chicago Human Rhythm Project (CHRP) believes that rhythm is a positive, infinitely creative form of human expression that has the power to improve lives and communities. CHRP educates and ignites the imaginations of children, teens, adults and elders; entertains and inspires audiences ; and unifies our communities through the practice and appreciation of rhythm. Our fice core programs include Rhythm World (summer festival of American tap), Stomping Grounds (City-wide festival of percussive arts), We All Got Rhythm (arts education programs), Stone Soup Rhythms (performance and teaching collective) and the new Mayfair Arts Center (education and rehearsal space that also serves as an incubator for independent artists and small/medium sized non-profit rhythm based organizations).

The Mayfair Arts Center Program-Facilities Manager leads and implements critical support of MAC programming and CHRP programming at the MAC.  This position is a key member of the organization’s core management team. 

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Edith Dale Monson Gallery Director/Curator

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$56,085–$84,128
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October 22, 2021 for best consideration

Edith Dale Monson Gallery Director/Curator

The Hartford Art School at the University of Hartford invites applications for the full-time position of Gallery Director/Curator. Responsibilities include directing the daily operations of the Joseloff and Silpe Art galleries; curating and presenting regional and national exhibitions; and managing the School’s art collection through the Kaman Print Study Center.

Job functions involve day-to-day gallery administration, including curating exhibitions; grant-writing; budget management; record-keeping; exhibition installation and de-installation; art handling and storage; collection management; fundraising and development; public relations, including writing publicity materials, organizing public events, and supervision of student assistants; and other duties as assigned by the Dean. Teaching opportunities in the Hartford Art School may be available.

Required Qualifications: Master’s degree or equivalent in a relevant field and a minimum of three years’ experience in a position of responsibility at an art organization; experience and knowledge in the handling and installation of artwork; excellent public relations and writing skills.

Preferred Qualifications: Demonstrated skill in the management of an art museum, university gallery, or other non-profit arts organization; demonstrated grant-writing and development skills; demonstrated supervisory skills; competencies in social media and collections management software (such as Collector’s System, Embark, or CONTENTdm); familiarity with the conservation of art objects.

For best consideration, applications must be submitted by Friday, October 22, 2021. Candidates apply on line via the Univerisyt of Hartford website under staff positions.

The University of Hartford is an open and welcoming community, which values diversity in all its forms. In addition, the University aspires to have its faculty and staff reflect the rich diversity of its student body and the Hartford region. Candidates committed to working with diverse populations and conversant in multicultural issues are encouraged to apply.

All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, age, religion, national and ethnic origin, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity or expression, veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected class.

The University is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action employer (AA), Male (M), Female (F), Disabled (D), Veteran (V). Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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Mr_Management_Art Director Marketing Manager_Elmwood

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Art Director Marketing Manager

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Art Director, graphic designer, & video producer.

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My experience has mainly been in Management for a contracting company that conducts campaigns for not-for profit arts groups. In that capacity I interviewed, hired and trained a wide diversity of people. I am a people person.

I have very strong work ethics and have been both the employee and the employer which gives me a strong sense of what it’s like to work in both capacities. I am dependable, reliable, honest and determined. Being both a leader and a team player any of my employers and any of my former employees will attest to the qualities I have mentioned above.

I am a prime and eager candidate for all available opportunnities. It would be a pleasure to hear from perspective employers at which time we may further discuss the position offered and what qualities and experience I can offer to meet their needs.

All considerations are welcome and appreciated.

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