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TCG Publisher

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130,000-160,000
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August 1, 2022

Theatre Communications Group, the national organization for theatre headquartered in New York City, NY, seeks a new Publisher to lead its book division. TCG Books is the largest independent trade publisher of dramatic literature in North America, with over 450 titles and 19 Pulitzer Prizes for Best Play on its book list. TCG Books believes that plays are literature, deserving the same care and attention as novels, poetry, short stories, essays, and other forms. As a publisher of new plays and emerging playwrights, TCG Books has a dual objective: to bring new literary voices to public attention and to cultivate individual relationships with its playwrights that nurture their careers. TCG is committed to keeping its playwrights in print. Authors include: Annie Baker, Anne Bogart, Caryl Churchill, Nilo Cruz, Jackie Sibblies Drury, Larissa FastHorse, Athol Fugard, Aleshea Harris, Quiara Alegría Hudes, David Henry Hwang, James iJames, Michael R. Jackson, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Adrienne Kennedy, Tony Kushner, Young Jean Lee, Tracy Letts, Tarell Alvin McCraney, Conor McPherson, Dominique Morisseau, Richard Nelson, Lynn Nottage, Suzan-Lori Parks, Sarah Ruhl, John Patrick Shanley, Stephen Sondheim, Paula Vogel, and August Wilson, among many others. TCG is one of the largest of 125 independent publishers working with Consortium Book Sales and Distribution, based in St. Paul, MN. Its annual budget is approximately $2 million with $1.6 million in sales, in addition to grants and sponsorships.

TCG Books operates as an integral part of the larger TCG organization, alongside other programmatic pillars including Conferences & Fieldwide Programming; Equity Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives, Federal Advocacy, The Global Theatre Initiative, and Grantmaking Programs. TCG’s mission is “to lead for a just and thriving theatre ecology,” and the Book Program strives to incorporate the programming priority of centering BIPOC and BITOC, as well as well as trans, nonbinary, and disabled communities within that priority.  The Books team currently consists of a Publisher, Editorial Director, Senior Editor, Publications Manager, and Marketing Coordinator.

What You Will Be Doing

Among the key responsibilities of this position are overseeing all artistic and business aspects of book publishing at TCG, including the process for selecting new authors and publishing projects; budgeting and sales projections; negotiating agreements for new books, overseeing the Drama Online library, through an agreement with Bloomsbury that will contain 200 titles from TCG; overseeing the production process for new books, including typographic and cover design; securing printing estimates and managing the process; making decisions about which titles to include in short run and print-on-demand program; reviewing royalty reports; acting as primary contact for all business dealings with Consortium Book Sales and Distribution; making strategic decisions around inventory management; assessing the effectiveness of marketing & advertising efforts for the book program; and, along with the CEO, overseeing American Theatre magazine. The Publisher will also play a key role in leading the strategy for a new “One Million Books Campaign” to sell or gift 1 million books in the coming 10 years.

Skills and Experience You Need to Have

Successful candidates will have a deep commitment to anti-racism and inclusive practices, a passion for the artistry that goes into theatre and art making, as well as experience in the art and craft of book publishing. They will have a feel for authors whose work should be in wide distribution, as well as the volume of sales that can be expected from various titles. They will be curious and creative about how to get more plays on the shelves of independent bookstores, libraries, and in school classrooms, as well as connecting playwrights with their communities. Candidates should have 10 years’ experience in book publishing or demonstrably relevant and transferable experience from another related field; a solid track record in budget management for both income and expense; ability to negotiate agreements with authors and their representatives; a knowledge of and deep appreciation for the arts and their important role in our society; strategic marketing and product development capacities; innovative thinking around the future possibilities for the Book Program; and a track record in supervising and working with a collaborative team.

Compensation, Benefits, and Other Information

This regular, exempt full-time position starts at an annual salary in the range of $130,000 to $160,000. TCG also covers 100% of health insurance premiums. Additional annual benefits include twenty vacation days, four personal days, paid sick-time, as well as other company time-off and holidays. TCG has a collegial environment that encourages a healthy work-life balance, personal and professional development opportunities through Grow@TCG, free TCG books, and events for staff designed by TCG’s “fun committee” to foster a warm, inviting, and friendly office culture.

Staff members participate in mandatory year-round ED&I, accessibility, and anti-racism trainings, as well as participating on various internal workgroups: TCG’s ED&I Workgroup, BIPOC @ TCG Affinity space, and Anti-Racist Learning and Action Affinity Space for White TCG Staff.

TCG is currently working remotely, and while there isn't a confirmed date to return to in-person schedules and operations, if relocating to TCG's offices in New York City is required for this position, TCG will cover a portion of relocation costs.

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Director of Institutional Giving

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Museum of the Moving Image seeks a dynamic, detailed-oriented individual with strong organizational skills in order to provide essential support to the Museum's Development Department. The Director of Institutional Giving will increase institutional gifts through the strengthening and expansion of the Museum’s foundation and corporate donor portfolio. This position will be responsible for maintaining and growing the corporate and foundation donor pipeline, cultivating and stewarding current and new funders while assisting in government funding opportunities in service of the Museum and its mission. The Director of Institutional Giving will be an entrepreneurial, strategic and collaborative thinker and make a significant and lasting impact at the institution. This is a full-time exempt position, which reports to the Deputy Director of Development.

Job Responsibilities:

In collaboration with the Deputy Director of Development, the Director of Institutional Giving will focus on developing new corporate, foundation, and government support while stewarding the current portfolio. Attracting additional sponsorship for the Museum’s artistic and educational programs and special events will also be an important priority.

Develop and execute fundraising strategies and activities with a focus on corporate and foundation support as well as new technology innovation

Identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward a portfolio of current and prospective donors with a goal of increasing funding

Work with Deputy Director of Development on cultivation strategies for institutional funders, with an emphasis on corporate prospects, foundation contacts and new technology innovation

Work with Membership Manager to further develop corporate membership program and establish corporate council

Manage the Grant Writer, supporting the execution of a comprehensive fundraising strategy and annual goal setting

Manage sponsorship fulfillment and activations in partnership with Director of Public Information and Development and Marketing Manager

In partnership with the Deputy Director of Development, support organization-wide strategic planning, information sharing, and communications across departments

Oversee and monitor MoMI’s compliance with funding agreements and sponsorship contracts with an emphasis on sponsor benefits fulfillment

Develop letters of inquiry, proposals, general correspondence, acknowledgements, and reports for institutional donors

Collaborate with finance, programming, and other departments across the Museum to develop proposals, budgets and reports to support the Museum’s and its programs

Use the institution’s messaging to articulate the Museum’s mission and vision to both current and prospective donor communities in a way that represents the organization’s distinctive commitment to making a positive impact

Other duties may be assigned

Qualifications:

Bachelors’ Degree or above preferred

Minimum of six (6) years experience in institutional giving

Demonstrated success in institutional fundraising

Strong writer with the ability to synthesize complex program concepts into compelling proposals and reports

Excellent verbal communications skills

Ability to work in a diverse and fast-paced environment

Familiarity with DonorSearch and Altru preferred

Highly organized, great attention to detail

Professional constituent interaction skills, ability to interact with a diverse constituency, ability to act with discretion around sensitive and constituent information

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Auction Cataloger

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36,000

South Bay Auctions, Inc. is a family owned and operated, internationally recognized auction house specializing in the sale of fine art, antique furniture and accessories, silver, jewelry, clocks, folk art, collectibles, historical documents, artifacts, garden furniture and decorations, oriental rugs, and field & stream sporting collectibles.

We are seeking a full-time, permanent in-house auction cataloger to join our team. A passion for material culture and objects is essential to be successful in this position. Previous auction house, museum, or cataloging experience is desirable, but not necessary. We will train the right candidate. Salary is commensurate with experience and position will allow potential for growth. Paid overtime is available. Benefits include healthcare, dental, two-weeks paid vacation and approximately ten paid holidays.

Responsibilities:

  • Researching, evaluating and estimating the value of a wide variety of decorative art objects, including but not limited to: silver, jewelry, collectibles, decorations, art glass, and accessories.
  • Writing accurate, appealing, clear, and informative catalog descriptions.
  • Meeting with clients, conducting initial appraisals, and writing up contracts for the consignment of property.
  • Preparing, uploading, and maintaining data for weekly online iGavel auctions.
  • Responding knowledgeably and professionally to inquiries from potential buyers of auction items.
  • Communicating regularly and effectively with photographer, photo editor, and inventory specialists about priorities and items needing special attention.
  • Handling online and phone bidding during live auctions, approximately once a month on Saturdays.

Qualifications: 

  • Teachable.
  • Highly organized, detail-oriented.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to establish close working relationships with a variety of people.
  • Excellent verbal and writing skills for cataloging and communicating with buyers and consignors.
  • Able to work collaboratively on large projects while being confident and comfortable taking initiative and working independently.
  • Able to carefully handle and examine objects for cataloging, condition reports, and determining authenticity.
  • Proficient computer skills and ideally a strong knowledge of database management systems, Excel, Word, photo editing and storage; website and social media knowledge a plus.
  • Able to prioritize multiple highly important processes and responsibilities in a high-pressured environment and meet constant deadlines.
  • Able to anticipate and solve problems.
  • Creative and resourceful.
  • Fully committed to the position with flexibility in work hours and availability to work late nights and weekends during catalog deadline and auction dates.

 

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Development Associate

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$23 per hour

The International Studio & Curatorial Program is seeking a Development Associate in East Williamsburg, NY. ISCP is a not-for-profit, residency-based contemporary art center for emerging  to mid-career artists and curators from around the world. Founded in 1994, ISCP has hosted over 1,800 artists and curators from 85 countries. Please visit www.iscp-nyc.org for more information. ISCP’s Development Associate is responsible for managing ISCP’s development administration, assisting with grant writing and reporting, fundraising events coordination, and reports directly to the Development Manager and Head of Communications. The successful candidate must enjoy a fast-paced work environment with steady multitasking and problem solving.

 

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

● Preparation of funding applications (individual, corporate and foundation), interim and  year end reporting

● Prospect research

● Assisting with fundraising events, including the planning and coordination of galas, auctions, sale of editions

● Maintaining Salesforce data on funders and grant applications

● Maintaining annual fundraising calendar

● Assisting Executive Director in preparation for quarterly board meetings

● Liaise with board and funders as required

● Communications with foreign and national funders: inquiries, correspondence

 

Education and Experience:

● A minimum of three years experience in development, preferably in a nonprofit environment

● Excellent writing skills, preferably with experience writing grants, grant reports, and annual appeals

● Attention to detail; ability to prioritize, problem solve, and multitask; and strong organizational skills are a must

● Understanding of fundraising needs and workflows for non-profits

● Ability to prioritize tasks and manage multiple projects under the pressure of deadlines

● Ability to work with a team and independently in a fast paced environment.

● Bachelor’s degree or equivalent number years’ experience.

● Computer skills including Microsoft Office and G Suite

● Salesforce/database experience a plus

● Familiarity with funding landscape in NYC and beyond is a plus

● An interest in contemporary art is desirable

 

Position is part-time: 16 hours a week, non-exempt with an hourly rate of $23. Benefits include paid holidays, vacation, paid sick time, pro-rated health insurance, and 401k plan. Candidates will be required to show proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon commencing employment.

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Fitter

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High-end custom picture frame company is seeking an experienced Fitter, preferably with the additional experience of hinging works on paper and cutting mats. Prospective employee must display extensive care, knowledge, and use best practices when handling, wrapping, and packaging fine art of all kinds - safety of the art is always paramount. Attention to detail is key. Asking questions and open communication is of the utmost importance, we all work together as a team and collectively help to get the job done.

Additionally, wood-shop machine and tool experience a huge plus, picture frame joinery and construction a welcome bonus.

Position is freelance at this time with the possibility of future full-time employment.

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The Artists Forum Television

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TVHost #Auditions! The Artists Forum Television is holding auditions for its 2022 season. Must be over 21. Volunteer position with various perks.
Earliest Audition: May 10th at 4PM in New York City.
Email photo, resume, and portfolio to info@theartistsforum.org

 

THE ARTISTS FORUM TELEVISION (#theartistsforumtv) features interviews with emerging and established artists, arts organizations, and industry professionals.

Watch us on Manhattan’s Spectrum Cable 1993 in HD (or FIOS Cable 36 and RCN Cable 85 in SD). Not in Manhattan? View worldwide on mnn.org every other Thursday at 7:30PM EST.

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Host

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21-45

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Host will interview local and international artists and arts organization leaders about their work, processes, and opportunities.

Time commitment is flexible. Normally we shoot 5-10 times a year in Manhattan at a local television studio, but occassionally we shoot on-location.

Some questions will be provided, but we encourage hosts to study up on their guests and ask questions that are curious about.

 

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Our next audition date is May 10th at 4pm in Manhattan
Listing Deadline: 
Thursday, June 30, 2022

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