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Vice President & Chief Development Officer

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The Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with Gateways Music Festival in the search for a Vice President & Chief Development Officer.

Reporting to the President & Artistic Director, the Vice President & Chief Development Officer will plan, organize, and direct all of Gateways Music Festival’s fundraising activities, including the major gifts program, annual fund, institutional giving, special events, planned giving, and capital and endowment campaigns. The Vice President & Chief Development Officer will prepare the annual fundraising goals and budget for review and approval by the President & Artistic Director and the Development Committee of the Board of Directors.

Gateways Music Festival’s mission is to connect and support professional classical musicians of African descent and enlighten and inspire communities through the power of performance. The Festival aspires to 1) raise the visibility of classical musicians of African descent and heighten public awareness of their contributions to classical music; 2) bring musicians of African descent together to perform, exchange ideas, and revitalize their musical energy; and 3) engage audiences in meaningful ways and establish role models for young musicians. Gateways is proud to be the only organization in the United States devoted primarily to strengthening the community of professional classical musicians of African descent. Since its founding, Gateways Music Festival has had more than 500 musicians participate in its programs–since many return year after year–and has a growing database of nearly 1,000 professional classical musicians of African descent.

At the most recent Festival in April 2022, the Gateways Orchestra performed before a sold-out audience at Carnegie Hall, preceded by six days of chamber music performances and public programs in preeminent venues in Rochester, New York and New York City.  The Gateways Orchestra was the first all-Black classical symphony orchestra presented by Carnegie Hall in its 130-year history.  A combined live audience of more than 8,000 and a live broadcast audience of more than 100,000 enjoyed 2022 Gateways Music Festival events.

A bachelor's degree is required for this position as is at least four years of fundraising experience in a leadership capacity or an equivalent combination of education and experience. A music-related degree is desirable, but not required. All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and resume. Cover letters should be responsive to the mission of Gateways Music Festival as well as the responsibilities and qualifications stated in the position prospectus.

The offices of the Gateways Music Festival are located in Rochester, New York. Gateways Music Festival is open to a flexible work environment and will consider a remote arrangement.

The Gateways Music Festival and the University of Rochester are equal opportunity employers. All candidates are considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristics.

CAE Program Director

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$75,000-$80,000

Partnership with Children (PWC) is an educational nonprofit organization committed to empowering students to reach their full potential and succeed in school, society, and life. We work to provide school-wide critical counseling services, as well as family and community outreach in New York City public schools most impacted by the effects of poverty and trauma. We are one of the city’s largest providers of community school programs and school-based mental health services.

 

PWC recently merged with the Center for Arts Education (CAE), an organization that has delivered high-quality arts education programs that nurtures the development of social and emotional learning in NYC public school students as a core part of their pre-K to 12th grade education. PWC and CAE’s programs and approach are rooted in an understanding of the impact of poverty and trauma on children, a steadfast commitment to antiracism, and expertise in children’s social-emotional wellbeing.

 

Together, PWC and CAE have created high-quality arts and social-emotional learning programs that expand services for all school partners and ensure that creative expression is a tool available to all students. To further this work, we have received the Arts in Education Grant from the US Department of Education (USED) and are hiring our first Student Voice and Engagement (SVE) team.

 

The Program Director reports to PWC’s Vice President of Programs and is responsible for managing Student Voice and Engagement, a federally funded theater/SEL/ELA integration program to be implemented in four PWC Community Schools in Brownsville, BK, as well as overseeing all PWC/CAE DOE-funded and privately-funded programming.

 

Responsibilities:

· Work with PWC VP of Programs to implement the strategic plan to grow CAE’s programs and services in New York City schools and integrate arts programming within PWC’s programs and services

· Monitor and oversee SVE program, services, and award requirements, as well as serve as liaison and maintain communication with USED

· Oversee the development of new programs and services, and the execution of current programs and services

· Supervise and manage the CAE Program Team including 2 Program Coordinators and a roster of part-time, seasonal Teaching Artists across various disciplines

· Build and manage relationships with public and private funders including the New York City Department of Education, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the New York State Council on the Arts, foundations and corporations

· Partner with the PWC Monitoring and Evaluation Team and external evaluators to define appropriate program evaluation measures and assess program outcomes

· Manage a multimillion-dollar operating budget with public and private funding and reporting requirements

· Partner with the PWC Development and Communications Team to respond to grant opportunities and requests for proposals, identify funding opportunities and cultivate donors

· Serve as a thought leader in development of culturally sensitive, healing arts school-based programs in New York City

Qualifications:

· Commitment to demonstrating PWC’s organizational values of Collaboration, Continuous Learning, Going to Solution, Equity & Inclusion, and Passion.

· Master’s degree in Social Work, Education, Arts Administration, or related field and/or proven experience managing programs strongly preferred.

· At least 8 years of experience working in schools, including leading arts programs in schools; teaching experience a plus

· Experience developing and managing budgets supported by multiple private and public funding streams, and reporting to funders on programmatic and fiscal outcomes

· Demonstrated understanding of high-need communities and public schools as well as social service, education and behavioral health issues that impact students and their families

· Exceptional managerial, supervisory and staff development skills

· Ability to form and maintain strong collaborative partnerships with teaching artists, principals and other strategic stakeholders

· Ability to thrive in a high autonomy/high accountability environment

· Ability to adapt; encourage openness, flexibility and creativity in meeting programmatic and regulatory needs

· Comfortable working with elementary, middle and high school communities

· Enthusiasm for participating in and leading Diversity, Equity, Inclusion (DEI) initiatives, and applying this learning to your work

Hours & Location:

· Monday-Friday, Full-time; occasional evenings and weekends.

· The Program Director will work from the PWC office in lower Manhattan, but will likely start with a hybrid schedule, alternating between the office, visiting schools, and working from home.

Salary and Benefits:
Salary is commensurate with experience and ranges from $75,000-$80,000.
All full-time employees receive an excellent benefits package, including health and dental insurance, a 401k retirement plan, life insurance, and twenty days paid vacation per year.

Partnership with Children welcomes diversity in all its forms and believes that its mission can only be achieved when diversity is leveraged across all areas, including race, gender, gender expression, age, nationality and life experience. Partnership with Children is committed to building a diverse and inclusive team and strongly encourages applications from individuals of all backgrounds. Partnership with Children provides equal opportunity for all applicants and employees.

Art Crating Specialist

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Established Fine Art Logistics Company is seeking an Art Crating Specialist to manage our crate shop.  Ideal candidate will have 5+ years experience. Knowledge of historical and contemporary art and fine art handling methods will serve well.

Daily operations include client correspondence, estimating new bids, maintaining shop schedule, maintaining material stocks, admin coordination with international shipping desk, and managing physical custody of artworks.  Candidate must have extensive knowledge of various methods and materials of artwork construction. 

WelPak Corporation is a thriving company, in business for over 25 years, with locations in New York, Florida, and Tennessee. We offer employee health benefits, paid time off and a comfortable working environment in our Maspeth, Queens location. This position is full-time, Monday – Friday. Salary is commensurate with experience and is highly competitive. 

Senior Accountant

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$72,000

Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) is a multi-disciplinary arts center located in Brooklyn, New York. For more than 150 years, BAM has been the home for adventurous artists, audiences, and ideas—engaging both global and local communities. With world-renowned programming in theater, dance, music, opera, film, and much more, BAM showcases the work of emerging artists and innovative modern masters.

Reporting to the Finance Manager, the Senior Accountant is responsible for a multitude of accounting processes including journal entries, monthly bank reconciliations, investment accounting, accounts receivable, sales tax processing, reporting, monthly closes, and audit preparation.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Prepare journal entries for daily banking activities in Multiview general ledger system. Prepare daily cash report for all bank accounts. Perform daily clearing of checks
  • Prepare journal entries for daily box office transactions, daily contribution transactions as well as box office close-outs in the general ledger system
  • Complete weekly Cinema cash count and deposit
  • Process check/cash deposits. Prepare journal entries
  • Prepare invoices and journal entries for Accounts Receivable. Monitor and report on outstanding balances. Maintain a master schedule
  • Perform monthly bank reconciliations
  • Prepare journal entries for investments. Perform monthly reconciliations, including monitoring of investment activities. Maintain master schedules
  • Update FunDriver database monthly for investment fund balances and endowment contributions
  • Prepare journal entries for accrued and pre-paid expenses. Manage and maintain a master schedule
  • Perform month-end and year-end close processes.  Including preparation of trial balance schedules and reconciliations
  • Monitor and respond to credit card chargeback disputes with merchants and internal departments. Serve as liaison and resolve credit card payment issues across all POS channels
  • Reconcile quarterly sales taxes due to NYS. Process payments
  • Assist with Annual Audit. Prepare PBC schedules and materials for the accounts in the respective areas for the annual financial audit.  Serve as liaise with BET brokerage managers and obtain necessary documents
  • Assist in facilitating training sessions for new Multiview users

 

Priority Experience and Skills:

  • Minimum of 3-4 years of relevant work experience with accounting and investments. Non-profit experience is strongly preferable
  • Expertise with Microsoft Suite, Google Suite
  • Experience with Multiview financial software or similar ERP databases preferred
  • Strong interpersonal and customer service skills
  • Capable of managing multiple work streams while being highly organized. Work well under pressure and tight timelines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Experienced in DEI concepts, programs, and initiatives and proactively creates more inclusive practices and environments
  • High level of integrity and ethical standards; excellent attention to detail and accuracy
  • Capable of keeping sensitive information confidential
  • Must have the ability to comply with NYC COVID-19 vaccination mandate

 

Working Conditions: Ability to sit and stand for prolonged periods of time. Ability to lift up to 15 pounds.

Compensation: This position is full-time and exempt. The salary for this role is $72,000 and will be paid in accordance with the 2110 Collective Bargaining Agreement.

In addition, this role is eligible for a comprehensive benefit package options including medical, dental and vision insurance, retirement plan opportunities including 401(k) and pension options, as well as BAM related perks including access to BAM’s amazing programming.

Gallery Assistant

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Edward Tyler Nahem is looking for a full-time gallery assistant to work front of house. We are seeking someone who has meticulous attention to detail, who possesses a calm, warm, poised demeanor, a strong sense of professionalism and works well with others. Candidates must have experience with and an understanding of the nuances involved in working with global clients and a positive, proactive, "can do" attitude. Desirable candidates will be highly personable with the ability to multitask and to write at a formal and high academic level. Experience booking domestic and international travel is a plus. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Serve as gatekeeper for gallery which includes answering telephones, fielding general queries and greeting all guests
  • Manage gallery and owner’s calendars with relevant projects, meetings and annual events 
  • Coordinate and plan annual business travel for gallery owner
  • Light event planning for annual gallery events
  • Work with gallery staff to develop and execute digital communications and social media using Mail Chimp, Instagram and other relevant platforms 
  • Update and maintain email and mailing lists in ArtBase
  • Catalogue artworks in the gallery database using ArtBase and ArtBinder
  • Maintain library database
  • Research and write histories for incoming works of art
  • Write informative essays for artworks and create fact sheets
  • Auction research using Artnet auction database
  • Update gallery website and other online platforms such as Artsy and Artnet
  • Assist gallery owner with Holiday Gift distribution for clients and vendors and other projects as needed
  • Other day to day tasks including, filing and general gallery maintenance 

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field required and specific knowledge of post war and contemporary artists
  • Excellent computer literacy related to Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe Suite
  • Database management experience 
  • Knowledge of ArtBase and Artbinder a plus
  • Must be comfortable speaking with high level clients and daily visitors alike
  • Outstanding writing skills
  • Knowledge of or interest in art history and the artworld 
  • Ability to perform under pressure 
  • Ability to prioritize and juggle multiple tasks
  • Must be extremely organized and detail oriented
  • Must be discreet and confidential
  • At least 3 years gallery experience required
  • Candidate may be asked to submit writing samples 

The position is 5 days per week, Tuesday-Saturday.

Salary commensurate with experience and includes a benefits package.

Facilities Manager

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$27.60 per hour
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SCP is planning to fill this position immediately

The International Studio & Curatorial Program is seeking a Facilities Manager 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 90 countries. Please visit www.iscp-nyc.org for more information.

The Facilities Manager works primarily under the supervision of the Director of Finance and Operations, with supervision from the Programs Director, Director of Development and Communications, and Executive Director as needed. The Facilities Manager works 32 hours per week and sometimes more, depending on availability and programming-related needs. S/he/they is also required to work full-time for two to three weeks prior to the Open Studios event, for a total of 40 hours per week during those times. Must be available to work Tuesday evening events as needed.

Successful candidates should have experience working with artists and art, mechanical skills including carpentry and construction, good communication and organizational skills.

Responsibilities include:

● Maintain studios and office spaces (moving/repairing furniture, garbage and recycling removal, occasional painting, hanging lights, proper hazardous waste disposal, etc.)

● Respond to the needs of ISCP residents including art installation, production assistance, studio logistics, etc. ● Assist the Arts Residency Manager with exhibition production planning

● Art handling, installation, and packing/shipping required for exhibitions and fundraising events

● Provide technical and practical assistance for public programs

● Work closely with contractors to oversee completion of work requests and building upkeep with an emphasis on preventative maintenance and safety

● Liaise with landlord, property manager, and superintendent as needed for building maintenance and repairs

● Point of contact for maintaining building vendor relationships for: elevator, boiler, plumber, electrician, pest control, water filters, utilities, etc.

● Responsible for tools and audio visual equipment lending to residents, upkeep of tools and audio visual equipment, and maintain inventory list

Position paid at hourly rate of up to $27.60 per hour, commensurate with experience. Benefits include paid holidays, vacation, paid sick time, pro-rated health insurance, and 401k plan. Please note; Candidates will be required to show proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon commencing employment, unless a reasonable accommodation is approved or as otherwise required by law. 

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