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Maryland Arts Job Board

Administrator to the Executive Director at The Walters Art Museum

Employer: The Walters Art Museum
Location: Baltimore
Date of post: October 16, 2017

 

Overview: The Walters Art Museum seeks an adaptable and proactive individual to provide reception, communication and administrative support to the Office of the Executive Director (OED) and the Senior Administrator to the Offices of the Executive Director and the Board of Trustees (SAOED/BOT).

Responsibilities: Coordinating the Executive Director’s schedule and booking travel; serving as the primary point of welcome and contact for all correspondence with the OED and all external stakeholders, welcoming onsite visitors to the OED and Office of the Senior Leadership Team (OSLT); overseeing the daily management and efficient functioning of the OED such as processing financial forms, drafting correspondence on behalf of the Executive Director, maintaining the general upkeep of the office, files and supplies; event planning for the OED and OSLT (meetings, receptions, private tours, etc); assisting the SAOED/BOT in maintaining smooth communication between the Executive Director and the Board of Trustees and providing administrative support to multiple annual board and committee meetings; serving as the administrative contact between HR and OED in the orientation of new staff, interns, volunteers and organizing monthly staff meetings and events; coordinating the museum staff’s training sessions with the SLT and the executive coach; and performing other duties as assigned, all with the utmost friendliness and with confidentiality.  The OED is a fast-paced, fun environment that requires a dynamic and skilled individual to support the function of the Executive Director and the SAOED/BOT. This position is crucial to the successful operation of the OED and will work closely with the SAOED/BOT to meet the strategic goals both of the OED and the institution as a whole.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree and minimum of 5 years related experience in executive level support.
  • Highly proficient across  all aspects of Microsoft Office (specifically Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint), Adobe Acrobat, multiple calendar applications, and social media web platforms; familiar with variety of basic office equipment (scanner, copiers, multi-line phones, etc).
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; strong interpersonal, customer service, time management, scheduling, and organizational skills.
  • Must be self-motivated and able to work and problem-solve independently and effectively under pressure; attentive to details; able to prioritize and manage multiple projects.
  • Must be a team player and able to develop effective working relationships with staff, trustees, donors, and other stakeholders.
  • Requires strong work ethics and a high level of professionalism, tact, and diplomacy. Discretion is also crucial in maintaining confidentiality of sensitive information.

 

We offer an attractive benefits package.   For consideration, send your resume, cover letter and salary requirement to jobs@thewalters.org.  Application end date is Friday, October 27, 2017.

Executive Director with Allegany Arts Council

Employer: Allegany Arts Council
Location: Cumberland
Date of post: October 6, 2017

 

Overview: The Allegany Arts Council in Cumberland, Md. is seeking an Executive Director who is an experienced self-starter with a background in the arts and who is committed to making Allegany County “A community Alive with the Arts!”

The successful candidate is a relationship-driven professional with proven skills in program development, technology, management, policy, fund development, financial operations and communications.

Requirements: at least 5 years in a management position, proven grant writing skills, excellent verbal and written communication skills and an ability to work with multiple stakeholders.

Salary commensurate with experience.

More info can be found by going to: http://www.alleganyartscouncil.org and clicking on the ’about us’ then ‘opportunities’ tabs.

A complete resume and letter of intent may be submitted by email to: edsearch@alleganyarts.org or by snail mail to: AAC ED Search, 9 North Centre St., Cumberland, Md. 21502.

Closing date is October 30, 2017.

Artistic Administrator with Baltimore Center Stage

Employer: Baltimore Center Stage
Location: Baltimore
Date of post: October 5, 2017

 

Overview: Baltimore Center Stage is seeking an Artistic Administrator. The Artistic Administrator is primarily responsible for the communication and fiscal management of the Artistic budget; is the primary point of contact and responsible party with Actors Equity Association, Society of Stage Directors, and the local musicians’ union. The Artistic Administrator supervises Company Management.

Specific responsibilities include:

Develop and manage annual Artistic budgets

  • Provide DOF with budget numbers for artistic programming when developing annual operating budget
  • Track and project monthly, current year artistic operating expenses
  • Participate in the presentation of budget line responsibilities (both current and future) to critical staff and at board presentations when necessary

Participation in Artistic staff meetings with a focus on the fiscal and operational impact of artistic programming, season planning, and strategic planning

  • Attend Artistic staff meetings and hold responsibility for the development of budget projections in the planning process
  • Represent union requirements and operational consideration in programming discussions

The contracting of guest artists including: actors, directors, musicians, choreographers, and production related consultants (e.g., casting director, fight consultant, speech consultant, guest dramaturgs)

  • Represent Center Stage with union affiliations (AEA, SDC, and local Musicians) and hold responsibility for maintenance of those union agreements
  • Negotiation of contract terms for all guest artists and consultants
  • Communication on status of contracting to those required
  • Creation of contracts for above
  • Communication of contractual information to those who need to know

Manage the filing of AEA and SDC union contracts, and the disbursement of other information necessary to other departments (e.g., public relations for press releases, show programs)

  • Insure appropriate distribution of union contract filings
  • Responsible for the payment process of AEA and SDC contracts for/with the Business Office
  • Communicate agent payments to Business Office

Conduct local auditions and required union auditions as required

  • Coordinate the logistics of auditions in collaboration with Artistic colleagues
  • Act as casting director for ‘in-house’ casting needs (e.g., YPF, workshops, readings)
  • Oversee maintenance of actor database and response to actor submissions

Supervision of Company Management

  • Provide Artist contact information for transportation and housing coordination
  • Oversee concierge services to maintain excellence
  • Conduct regular check-ins with visiting artist on their Center Stage experience

Qualifications:

Undergraduate degree required; a minimum of three years of related work experience, excellent interpersonal communication skills, including active listening; strong organizational skills with excellent attention to details, accuracy, and dependability; proficiency in Excel, Word, Outlook, and other Microsoft software is essential; ability to navigate and collaborate with a diverse workforce across all levels of the organization; commitment to Baltimore Center Stage’s core mission and an enthusiasm for the performing arts.

Position is fulltime with benefits.
Reports to: Associate Artistic Director
Start Date: Immediate.

To apply:

Send resume and cover letter to artjobs@centerstage.org. Please put “Artistic Administrator” in the subject line. No Calls Please.

Grants Specialist with Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts

Employer: Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts
Location: Baltimore
Date of post: October 4, 2017

 

Overview: The Grants Specialist is a full-time exempt position reporting to the Development Officer. With oversight from the Development Officer, this individual is responsible for conducting the full range of activities required to maintain and increase charitable contributions from foundations, city and government agencies, and corporations, including preparing and submitting grant proposals, tracking grant activities, and reporting outcomes to funders. This also includes prospect research, data management and stewardship, along with the Development Officer and development team. The position will be based at BOPA’s administrative office in downtown Baltimore, where she/he will have the opportunity to participate in our fast paced environment and spectrum of events.

Responsibilities
• Collaborate with Development and other departments to write and edit all grant materials such as Letters of Inquiry, grant proposals, reports, contract administration, and grant tracking
• Work with program staff (Festivals, Events, Cultural Affairs) to track statistics required for grant reporting and/or relevant to development department; provide colleagues with written materials as necessary for donor stewardship
• Work with the Department of Finance to gather information necessary to report to funders on current grant programs
• Maintain current records in database and in paper files, including grant tracking and reporting
• Comply with all grant reporting as required by foundation/corporate/city and government donors
• Conduct prospect research to evaluate prospects for government, corporate, and foundation grants
• With oversight from the Development Officer, provide stewardship to current donors, including providing regular written updates (press, newsletters, etc.) when needed.
• Assist with other fundraising projects as requested

Qualifications
• Bachelor’s degree with 3-5 years of previous grant writing/development experience with nonprofit organizations. Prior work in arts and/or humanities field preferred.
• Strong written communication skills; ability to write clear, structured, articulate and persuasive proposals; strong editing skills (Writing samples will be required of all final candidates.)
• Knowledge of local and national philanthropic community
• Effective time management skills with ability to multi-task, problem solve, establish priorities and meet deadlines
• Proficiency in Microsoft programs (Word, Excel, Outlook) and familiarity with donor management software experience is preferred
• Knowledge of basic fundraising techniques and strategies along with prospect research
• Self-motivated, highly organized with attention to detail and accuracy
• Ability to thrive and work effectively as part of a development team of seven in a fast-paced and growing program
• Availability to work BOPA events on some weekends and holidays
• Confidentiality, discretion and ethical gathering of information presumed

Compensation
• Salary commensurate with experience
• BOPA offers a robust benefits package that includes an excellent medical, vision, dental, life insurance, 403b retirement plan with employer match and monthly transportation subsidy or free parking pass.

Application Process
Email resume and cover letter with salary requirements to: HumanResources@promotionandarts.com
Job will be posted until filled. No phone calls accepted.

Marketing and Communications Manager with Maryland State Arts Council

Employer: Department of Commerce, Maryland State Arts Council
Location: Baltimore
Date of post: September 29, 2017

 

Overview: The Maryland Department of Commerce is seeking qualified applicants for the contractual position of Marketing and Communications Manager within the Division of Tourism, Film and the Arts, Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC).

The Manager of Marketing & Communications is responsible for directing and managing all aspects of the MSAC’s branding, communications, marketing, and public relations activities including planning, developing, implementing and evaluating strategic initiatives serving both internal and external constituencies. The primary function of this position is to direct daily operations of marketing and communication activities. Specific responsibilities entail establishing a strategic communications plan for MSAC, including public information plans; determining key messaging and branding standards; designing and maintaining content for agency web site, print and electronic messaging, and publications; defining editorial approaches and conducing outreach to key print and broadcast media; developing and managing scope of work for graphic design, print
production and schedule; and examining, measuring, and reporting on interactive services and social media. This position will also monitor and collect arts & cultural industry sector news and information and manage media and promotions for annual events.

The selected employee will possess excellent interpersonal skills to work with high level public and private sector officials and maintain effective working relationships; excellent written and oral communication skills; have the ability to work independently; handle multiple, concurrent, and high priority projects; and possess proficiency with the Microsoft Office Suite for Windows including Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint, Google Mail and/or other relevant software. The candidate will
also have knowledge of web usability best practices, website navigation design and flow, content classification, and content
management methods and systems.

Minimum Qualifications: Candidates must possess a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Public Relations, Marketing, Communications, Business or a related field from an accredited four-year college or university AND have a minimum of four (4) years of experience in marketing, communications, and/or public relations. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience in the following, or their equivalent: HTML, Adobe Creative Suite; Facebook Insights, YouTube Insights, Google Analytics, Twitter, Instagram; Asset Management Systems (Dropbox, Google Drive); Drupal and WordPress.

Please describe in detail any job duties relating to the qualifications stated and include any computer programs/applications used in each of the positions you held.

It is highly preferred that you apply online at http://commerce.maryland.gov/commerce. Click on Work at Commerce from the left side menu. If you are unable to apply online, please submit a resume to:

MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE -OFFICE OF HUMAN RESOURCES
Attn: Manager, Marketing and Communications, MSAC
World Trade Center – 401 E. Pratt Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21202
NO LATER THAN: Thursday, October 12, 2017

Arts Marketing Programs Manager with Americans for the Arts

Employer: Americans for the Arts
Location: Washington, DC
Date of post: September 26, 2017

 

Overview: The Local Arts Advancement Department works to incite a feeling of relevance and necessity around the arts in America.  It does so by cultivating local arts programming in communities across the country that strengthen and validate local arts agencies and the many other individuals and organizations that promote arts, culture, and artists at the local level. The team also creates opportunities for professional and leadership development, field convening’s, and peer networking opportunities. Local Arts Advancement brings to bear Americans for the Arts’ unique strengths in research, policy, professional development, visibility, advocacy, and strategic partnership in order to provide vital tools, information and resources to advocates, arts professionals and allies on the ground, all in an effort to establish and implement favorable policies benefiting arts organizations, artists and local cultural development across America.

Working with and reporting to the Director of Local Arts Services, the manager focuses on skill building around earned revenue, audience development and advocacy for arts and culture organizations, LAAs/nexus organizations and, where applicable, individual practitioners. The manager works with our Arts Marketers Network to guide and inform peers working to promote arts and culture and design innovative programming to meet their needs. The manager uses the National Arts Marketing Project (NAMP) portfolio to advance the field’s ability to maintain and increase audience engagement and development, responding to changing demographics and increasing diversity, equity and inclusion practices.

Responsibilities

  • Develop year-round training initiative that includes digital and in-person training programs to teach new methodologies for growing earned revenue through audience development and engagement and other products.
    • Propose and, where needed, develop appropriately-themed sessions and networking opportunities at national convening’s which include Arts Advocacy Day, Annual Convention and the National Arts Marketing Project Conference.
  • Continue to share trends and innovations in the field through an ongoing communication initiative that includes blogs, social media, e-newsletters, fresh website content and more.
    • Manage an Arts Marketers Network by building a connected network of arts marketers around the country working to advance and promote arts in their communities through:
      • Administration of the Arts Marketers Steering Committee.
      • Drive traffic to Artsmarketing.org by drafting regular newsworthy e-blasts and post regular contributions to the site and blog.
      • Maintain editorial calendar for content creation and distribution.
      • Regularly update the NAMP Facebook and Linkedin pages with engaging content.
      • Work with the Marketing, Communication and Technology departments on meeting deadlines for the organization of web and digital content.
      • Work with Membership to generate value driven benefits to improve conversion and retention rates
  • Produce an annual Conference.
    • Develop 3-year cycle of programming that aligns with learning goals and objectives set for the field in arts marketing and communication, audience engagement and development and advocacy.
      • Manage conference committees and local hosts to add local touch and nuance to the conference program and support fundraising and marketing efforts
      • Develop conference content including keynotes/featured speakers, pre-conference experiences, sessions, keynotes, and other related events
      • Manage the annual field-wide call for proposals and the creation of session descriptions
      • Work with the Section Committee to curate conference sessions
      • Work with internal development staff to raise contributed and sponsorship revenue
      • Work with the meetings and events team on all logistical details including registration, website, site selection, contract negotiation, budgeting, and staffing schedules with support from Local Arts Services Associate, as appropriate.
      • Work with Research Services team to develop and implement conference evaluation.
      • In collaboration with the marketing and communications, and technology departments, develop print and digital materials to promote the conference and inform plans and content.

Similarly, this position works with arts leaders to help them develop a myriad of revenue streams to build their organizations’ sustainability by considering new strategies to grow earned and contributed dollars.  Through professional development, communications, research and advocacy strategies arts leaders will learn to develop and implement new ideas for overall revenue generation.

  • Curate a field education program that enables organizations to build their sustainability through a myriad of revenue streams and enhance their ability to promote their work and serve their communities.
    • Create and maintain an annual master plan for field education with clear learning objectives
    • Develop and execute a communications and marketing plan to promote learning opportunities and events
    • Leverage and utilize ArtsU as a primary delivery mechanism for learning and engagement
    • Develop a regional and localized workshop program (with Local Arts Services team)
      • Developing short-, mid- and long-range planning documents for workshop offerings
      • Support and guide planning and integration of offerings from other content areas on the team and in the organization.
      • Identify, recruit and secure faculty.
      • Create, maintain and actively pursue prospect list.
      • Development and execution of a communications and marketing plan to promote learning opportunities and events
      • Manage logistics with support from the Local Arts Services Associate
      • Analyze evaluation results and adjust program/process/pricing structures.
  • Develop and deploy steady, constant, informative modes of evaluating the impact and success of the program,set and develop strategy for achieving success around benchmarks associated with those metrics, and share both the metrics and the strategies/results with department leadership on a regular and timely basis.
  • Work with the Director of Local Arts Services to develop, maintain and account for program budgets including participating in the identification and development of proposals for prospective funders as directed.
  • Develop short-, mid- and long-range planning documents for field advancement in conjunction with the Director of Local Arts Services.
  • Incorporating Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) concepts and strategies to promote and foster more diverse arts and cultural administration practice.
  • Support other projects, as directed.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree or Master’s Degree, or equivalent experience in the arts and culture field.
  • Five or more years of progressively responsible experience in arts or non-profit management, with particular emphasis on arts marketing, audience development and engagement, advocacy, and DEI concepts
  • Project management experience including leading teams, adhering to timelines, documenting progress, and keeping multiple projects within scope and budget. Conference programming experience preferred
  • Demonstrated strength in program development including design, implementation and evaluation
  • Current knowledge and expertise in the areas of arts marketing, audience development and general consumer marketing trends that impact the arts
  • Ability to balance and prioritize multiple interests against organizational and departmental goals and objectives.
  • Ability to maintain strong interpersonal relationships with staff, members and field at all levels
  • Experience working with local arts agencies and local arts development—programs, services, and operations.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Travel required.
  • A positive attitude and an earnest interest in providing excellent customer service to our members and partners.
  • A commitment to advancing arts and culture in America.

Click here to apply.

Art & Program Administrator with The Walters

Employer: The Walters Art Museum
Location: Baltimore
Date of post: September 13, 2017

 

Overview: The Walters Art Museum seeks an energetic individual to provide administrative support and project coordination for the Art & Program (A&P) Division by supporting the Deputy Director for Art & Program and the Department Directors to include budget setting and tracking, scheduling and recording meetings, managing the Program Team process and coordinating calendars. The Administrator also works closely with the A&P team to support the research activities of the museum by contributing to the planning and implementation of workshops, symposia, and collections affiliate-group activities, project management of publications and other divisional activities in order to effectively produce outcomes in keeping with the museum’s strategic plan.

Responsibilities:

1. Supports the Deputy Director for A&P by managing the calendar, correspondence, travel, credit card statement reconciliation and other administrative tasks as needed; serves as liaison with other divisions, senior management staff, and external organizations by coordinating and disseminating information; coordinating materials, schedules and agendas for the Collections Committee and Engagement Committee meetings; compiling reports and ensuring the Senior Administrator to the Board of Trustees receives agenda and related materials for distribution to the Board of Trustees.
2. Provides support to the Division’s Department Directors by assisting with administrative tasks as needed; scheduling, organizing agendas and documenting action steps for the divisional and other museum meetings; collaborating with the Marketing Project Manager to coordinate, review and negotiate submissions from A&P; coordinating schedules, travel and event logistics for speakers, candidates, scholars and others visiting the museum.
3. Supports divisional projects by creating production schedules and gathering budget estimates, bids, etc, processing invoices and tracking expenses; coordinating and managing delivery of materials according to project schedule; coordinating materials for internal distributions.
4. Collaborates with the Administrators in the Executive Director’s Office, Museum Advancement, and COO divisions to maintain smooth communication by sharing and coordinating calendars; forwarding written communication and telephone messages to keep all parties informed; working collaboratively with other administrators to proactively identify ways to improve the efficiency and efficacy of the museum and performing other duties as needed.

Requirements:

• Bachelor’s degree and minimum of 4 years related experience, preferably with project management and/or museum practice.
• Excellent verbal, written and technological communication skills.
• Strong interpersonal, customer service, organizational, time management skills; attentive to details with creative problem solving abilities required.
• Must be computer literate with Outlook and specifically Microsoft Office and Google applications at the intermediate level.
• Must be a team player, self motivated, able to prioritize, manage multiple projects and able to work independently. Ability to work well and collaboratively with individuals at all levels internally and externally.

We offer an attractive benefits package. For consideration, send your resume, cover letter and salary requirement to jobs@thewalters.org. Application end date is Friday, October 13, 2017.

An Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Employer.
A smoke and drug free workplace

To apply: email jobs@thewalters.org

Executive Director with BlackRock Center for the Arts

Employer: BlackRock Center for the Arts
Location: Germantown
Date of post: September 5, 2017

 

Overview: The Executive Director serves as the chief operating officer of BlackRock Center for the Arts, working closely with BlackRock’s Board of Trustees. The Executive Director (ED) will report directly to the Chair of the Board. The ED is responsible for the oversight of budget management, programming, operations, fundraising, marketing and communications, and stakeholder relations for the organization.

Primary Responsibilities Include:

Mission Execution and Board Relations:
Achieve the mission of BlackRock through providing leadership and direction to staff and collaborating with the Board of Trustees.
Effectively communicate and collaborate with the Board Chair as staff liaison to Board and Executive Committee meetings.
Update the Strategic Plan and manage its implementation on an ongoing basis.

Development/ Fundraising
Accountable for supervising the development and implementation of a strategy and plan for fundraising, including a high-profile annual gala, working with staff, and collaborating with the Board of Trustees.
Plan, organize and solicit major donations in collaboration with the Board of Trustees; establish and maintain contacts with individual and corporate donors; build relationships with foundations and community partners.
Oversee and support the grant process (conducted by development staff or contractors); advocate for funding with county and state arts councils.
Cultivate and maintain strong relationships with Blackrock’s stakeholders including; donors, patrons, Board, staff, volunteers, artists, members, and the community.
Be a dynamic and regular presence at Blackrock performances, gallery receptions, fundraising and donor cultivation events, as well as key community events.

Marketing/ Public Relations/Communications
Accountable for the development and implementation of marketing and public relations plans to achieve earned income goals for ticket sales, class fees, and other revenue streams, supervising marketing staff. This includes oversight of content and outreach on social media and the BlackRock website.
Accountable for the development of strategies that ensure the branding of the organization aligns with the Center’s mission, is consistent, and enhances BlackRock’s image.
Working with the Director of Marketing and Communications, develop and maintain effective working relationships with media, strategic partners, other arts organizations and public agencies.

Management and Finance:
Collaborate with Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) and senior staff on preparation of an annual budget, and manage all BlackRock activity to stay within budget.
Collaborate with CAO on human resources issues, insurance, licensing and compliance matters, and to ensure the financial health of the organization.
Review and sign all contracts for performances. (Chief Administrative Officer will review and sign contracts for teachers, summer camp counselors, maintenance contractors, and other vendors related to facilities and education activity).

Programming:
Direct oversight of all aspects of planning the performing arts season, including contracting with 20 – 30 performing artists and supervising the Technical Director to ensure performances of the highest quality, including hospitality and technical requirements.
Oversee the Gallery Manager in selecting, coordinating and managing art gallery exhibits.
Oversee the Education Director to ensure that classes, workshops and camps are programmed with standards of high quality and that they meet the needs of our community and align with BlackRock’s mission.

To apply: email ed@blackrockcenter.org.

Artistic Director with Annapolis Opera

Employer: Annapolis Opera Company
Location: Annapolis
Date of post: September 5, 2017

 

Overview: The Annapolis Opera is accepting nominations and applications for the position of Artistic Director

The Annapolis Opera is entering its 45th year of providing professionally staged operas and concerts for the mid-Atlantic region. The Annapolis Opera is a vibrant and robust company that produces an array of performances annually, including two fully staged operas, two or more concert programs, a Children’s Opera, a Vocal Competition, an annual fundraising gala, and a series of educational events related to these performances. The company enjoys a reputation in the community as a valued cultural resource. The FY2018 operating budget is $530,000.

The mission of the Annapolis Opera is to enhance the cultural life of the region by presenting artistically excellent opera programming and educational experiences while furthering the development of emerging performing arts professionals.

Position Description:
The Artistic Director will plan, articulate and implement the mission and vision of the company in collaboration with the Board of Trustees and the General Director. S/he will report to the President of the Board of Trustees and will be responsible for achieving the highest possible standards of excellence in all artistic activities conducted in the name of the Annapolis Opera. The Artistic Director supervises and directs all aspects of the Annapolis Opera’s artistic operations and is responsible for the selection of programming and implementation; selection and supervision of artistic and production staff; and budget management. In collaboration with the General Director, other areas of responsibility are long-term programming development, educational outreach, audience development, and community relations. The successful candidate, once engaged, will be the Artistic Director-Designate, and will be officially named Artistic Director July 1, 2020.

Artistic Operations
● Develop and implement long-term artistic programs to be presented in fully staged, semi-staged, and concert formats according to the vision and mission of the Annapolis Opera;
● Select critical editions and lead production concepts;
● Create, maintain and communicate production calendar to assure timely execution of day-to-day artistic operations;
● Audition/select and engage artists for roles for all programs;
● Audition/select members of the chorus/ensemble for all programs;
● Achieve a high level of artistic excellence for all productions and programming;
● Attend meetings of the Artistic Committee and, when requested, the Executive Committee and Board of Trustee meetings;
● Recruit, engage and supervise high caliber artistic team members including stage directors, conductors, stage crew, set/lighting/sound designers, and costume designer.

Fundraising and Development
● Participate in the planning and implementation of the Annual Gala Event and other special fundraising events;
● Collaborate with the General Director and the Development Committee to engage potential and current donor support at events and through community outreach programs.

Production Management
● Communicate regularly and effectively with the Operations Associate and production/programming staff;
● Recommend objectives, policies and procedures;
● Manage artistic operations within budget;
● Work with the General Director to develop the annual season event plan, including venues, schedule and budget estimates;
● Coordinate with Operations Associate on all contracts for performers, production staff, equipment, set storage and transport, and venues;
● Attend production meetings for all programs with General Director, Operations Associate, Maryland Hall Technical Director, and other facility management to ensure technical requirements and space needs are met.

Marketing and Outreach
● Work with Marketing Committee to present programming that will enhance the company’s visibility within the greater Baltimore, Washington, Annapolis region;
● Share marketing concepts, perspectives and overall production/event aesthetics to enhance the marketing plan and imagery;
● Develop relationships with community organizations and arrange outreach presentations.
Public Relations
● Represent and promote the Company as the face of the organization, and attend events that enhance the reputation of the Annapolis Opera, to gain recognition in the community and generate interest in the Annapolis Opera by potential supporters;
● Collaborate with similar arts organizations to form strategic partnerships in order to maximize public awareness of the Company and to capitalize on potential economies.

Education
● In coordination with the General Director and Education Committee, plan and implement educational events for the general public such as opera appreciation classes, presentations, and pre-performance lectures.
● Work with the Education Committee to implement and promote educational events for public and private school students, including the annual children’s opera, in-school presentations, and student attendance at rehearsals.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
● A record of artistic achievement in opera production, programming, and musicianship;
● A deep and broad knowledge of the opera canon, including all aspects of production;
● Leadership to inspire and excite artists and audiences alike;
● Ability to bring a broad range of artists to their individual best by instilling confidence, and by creating a supportive environment;
● Excellent communication and organizational skills;
● The ability to bring innovation in order to enhance the mission and vision of the company;
● Understanding of development campaigns, fundraising, audience development, and marketing strategies;
● A deep network of relationships in the industry (singers, agents, designers, etc.) and with other potential artistic partners.

Preferences – Any of these attributes will be considered a plus
● Ability to act as an accompanist;
● Experience in preparing and conducting the opera orchestra;
● Experience in stage directing productions.

COMPENSATION 
Competitive salary commensurate with experience.

APPLICATIONS
Please submit a letter outlining specific interest in and qualifications for the position with a resume or CV, and contact information for three professional references to: Kathy Swekel, General Director at admin@annapolisopera.org.
Submissions should be limited to five pages or less. DO NOT send press releases, repertoire list or promotional materials.

All applications should be submitted electronically. No phone calls please.

Annapolis Opera is an EOE

email: admin@annapolisopera.org

Chief Executive Officer with Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts

Employer: Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts
Location: Baltimore
Date of post: September 5, 2017

 

Overview: The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) sets the vision and future strategy for BOPA in conjunction with the Board of Directors and city administration and is responsible for establishing and facilitating the successful execution of the organization’s strategic and tactical plans. Responsibilities include the marketing and promotion of the City and BOPA events and to serve as a catalyst for civic engagement that positively positions Baltimore locally. BOPA is comprised of two non-profit 501(c)(3) corporations Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts and the Baltimore Festival of the Arts (BFAI) with a combined Board of Directors. BOPA also manages the Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower LLC. (BSAT). Leading a diverse and experienced team of professionals, the Chief Executive Officer broadens the quality of life for the citizens of Baltimore through a multi-faceted program of public art, art education, special events, festivals, cultural tourism and film industry growth that also provides significant economic impact for the City.

Operations
• Manage operations and report on same to the Board.
• Design, establish and maintain an organizational structure and staffing to effectively accomplish the organization’s goals in accordance with budget parameters and strategic objectives. This includes but is not limited to overseeing recruiting, managing and evaluating the staff on a regular basis, establishing specific annual objectives for each direct report.
• The Chief Operating Officer, Chief of External Affairs, Chief Financial Officer and the Executive Assistant report directly to the Chief Executive Officer with respect to their areas of responsibility.
• Work closely with Human Resource Director regarding hiring practices, payroll and benefits.

City Arts 
• Serve on the Mayor’s Cabinet at her request and act as the primary liaison on behalf of the Mayor on issues related to City’s established and emerging creative industries, cultural and performing arts attractions and city-wide special event production to ensure strong communication across city agencies and between all stakeholders.
• Ensure that BOPA’s/BFAI’s programs are aligned with the Mayor’s initiatives addressing quality of life, diversity, economic development, cultural tourism and the goals of a City rich in cultural opportunities.
• BOPA serves as the City’s designated Arts Council and the CEO serves as the City’s primary representative on national arts and events organizations such as Americans for the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, United States Urban Arts Federation, etc. Attend annual meetings, provide regular reports and monitor national trends and implications for local initiatives.
• Represent BOPA and the City on city-wide and national/international promotions and all major arts related events that are produced in the City. In addition, represent BOPA when designated as the lead organization providing logistical support as well as the fiduciary responsibility ensuring the highest quality and standards are met.
• Serve as the City administration’s liaison and/or as a board member to major municipal art and cultural organizations such as Maryland Historical Society, Municipal Arts Society, Baltimore National Heritage Area, Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance, Visit Baltimore and the Friends of Army/Navy Executive Committee.
• Represent BOPA as required, including attendance at important City functions, and annual meetings of member organizations such as the Greater Baltimore Committee, Visit Baltimore, Waterfront Partnership and Downtown Partnership.

Programs
• Oversee the necessary resources and the implementation of BOPA’s/BFAI’s 40+ annual events, activities, programs and facilities to produce creative and educational programming that is artistically and thematically diverse and that enriches artistic experiences for the citizens of and visitors to Baltimore.
• Evaluate programming to ensure high quality, high impact and efficiency.

Promotion and Marketing
• Promote Baltimore to Baltimoreans to promote civic pride. Working with staff to create and market programs and events that engage a broad cross section of Baltimore’s residents and businesses.
• Using BOPA programs and events to promote positive stories and good news about Baltimore locally, regionally and nationally.
• Elevate and sustain the visibility of BOPA and its activities among existing and potential foundations and sponsors.
• Collaborate with other appropriate city organizations and stakeholders to develop and implement strategies to attract visitors to the city to take full advantage of our arts and culture offerings.

Fiduciary Role 
• Oversee strategies developed and implemented by the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) to successfully balance the operating budgets for the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, the Baltimore Festival of the Arts, Inc. and the Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower LLC.
• Manage an annual operating budget of $12 million.
• Execute strategies, policies and operating procedures to ensure strong internal controls and efficiency.
• Work closely with the CFO to prepare annual budgets, complete risk analysis on potential investments, and advise the Board of Directors with regard to investment risk or deficits.
• Ensure that all financial operations meet best practices so that BOPA/BFAI maintains sound financial footing. Oversight includes operating, endowment, and investment accounts.
• Oversee and assist the Chief of External Affairs and Development Director in raising sponsorship dollars from local, regional and national sources, and identifying grants to fund programs and events of BOPA/BFAI.

Governance
• Act as the primary liaison to the BOPA/BFAI Boards of Directors and serves as an officer on both of the boards.
• Provide reporting and communications to keep the Boards involved and engaged.
• Seek both in-kind and monetary support from Board members to encourage 100% giving/philanthropic support.
• Assist in recruiting new Board members to ensure diversity and professional representation on each board.

To apply: email CEOSearch@promotionandarts.org