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Maryland Arts Job Board

Development Director with Garfield Center for the Arts

Employer: Garfield Center for the Arts
Location: Chestertown
Date of post: January 16, 2018
Job Description: A part-time position with 15-20 hours per week. Responsibilities will include Development, Fundraising and Rental Event Management. Experience with grant writing preferred. This position reports to the Executive Director.
Compensation: $15/hour
Applicants should submit a resume and cover letter describing their interest in the position to thogans@garfieldcenter.org.

Theatre Intern with Garfield Center for the Arts

Employer: Garfield Center for the Arts
Location: Chestertown
Date of post: January 11, 2018

Overview:

A part time position with 5-10 hours per week. Responsibilities will include set building, painting, social media management and support to Theatre Manager with daily tasks. Applicant must be able to work on Wednesdays. This position reports to the Theatre Manager. This job is ideal for students interested in gaining work experience in the performing arts.
Compensation:
This is a stipend position of $2,000/year, paid in bi-weekly installments.
Applicants should submit a resume and cover letter describing their interest in the position to thogans@garfieldcenter.org

Executive Director with Maryland Council for the Traditional Arts

Employer: National Council for the Traditional Arts
Location: Silver Spring
Date of post: January 8, 2018

Overview:

The National Council for the Traditional Arts is a national leader in the field of folk and traditional arts, a unique and venerable organization poised to enter a new phase in its
long history. We seek a creative, dynamic and enthusiastic Executive Director who will become only the fifth individual to lead the NCTA since its founding over eight decades
ago. The ideal candidate will be a confident, proven leader with a passion for the NCTA’s mission, vision and values who: is committed to maintaining the organization’s high standards of excellence; embraces the challenges of envisioning, shaping and securing the NCTA’s future in the 21st century; can inspire and engage the organization’s board of directors; and effectively lead the NCTA’s highly competent, dedicated and extraordinarily productive staff.

POSITION SUMMARY

The Executive Director (ED) will direct the overall operation of the NCTA and its activities including: event/project planning, programming and production, administrative
and fiscal management, strategic planning, fundraising, marketing, staff procurement and management, and board relations. The ED is responsible for advancing the organization’s mission; supporting and maintaining the continued excellence of NCTA programs; and leading the organization into its next phase of development. The ED is responsible for implementing the policies and directives of the NCTA Board of Directors and reports directly to the Chairman of the Board.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Leadership
Provide vision and leadership in the formulation and implementation of strategic priorities.
• Serve as a primary public spokesperson for the organization.
• Encourage new approaches to meeting identified challenges, and continuously evaluate existing programs and services with regard to mission relevance, financial viability, and other considerations.
• Keep abreast of changing economic, social and political climates, and demonstrate the ability to adapt operations, programs and services to changing circumstances.
• Provide direction to the board and staff on the effective deployment and enhancement of human and financial resources to insure the stability and continued success of the organization.
• Lead the visioning and development of new programs and partnerships that further the NCTA’s mission.

Branding and institutional visibility
Increase brand awareness and visibility by promoting the public image of the NCTA and its major programs, while clearly articulating its mission, vision, programs and impact.
• Lead the development of a national marketing and promotion plan to include extensive use of digital and social media.
• Activate plans for the educational, digital presentation and dissemination of NCTA’s archival holdings.
• Deploy appropriate human and financial resources needed to implement these plans, and oversee their execution.

Fundraising and Development
Develop and direct all fundraising efforts.
• Serve as primary fundraiser for the organization, responsible for creating and executing annual and long-term fundraising strategies.
• Pursue appropriate funding opportunities, including government and foundation grants, contract revenue, sponsorships, and individual and corporate giving.
• Seek out and build relationships with potential funders.
• Maintain long-term relationships with federal agencies including the National Endowment for the Arts, National Park Service, Library of Congress, and the Maryland State Arts Council.
• Effectively leverage board relationships in cultivating and soliciting financial support.

Program Management and Development
Direct and oversee all programs and projects to ensure that the highest artistic and production standards are maintained and advanced, and that all work furthers the mission
and vision of the NCTA.
• Direct and oversee program planning and implementation, including the preparation of project budgets, production schedules, staffing plans and post program reviews.
• Initiate, build, maintain and expand key relationships with community, institutional and other partners and constituencies.
• Lead the exploration, conceptualization, and development of new programs and projects, and seek out institutional collaborations and partnerships.

Governance
NCTA depends on an active and effective Board of Directors. The ED works closely with the Chairman and the membership to promote the financial stability and overall health of the organization. S/he is expected to assist with preparations for regular meetings and to keep members closely advised on matters affecting the organization’s well-being.

Administrative
Develop, nurture and sustain an organizational environment conducive to superior achievement and high morale.
• Oversee all aspects of personnel planning to ensure that the organization is effectively structured and staffed.
• Hire and supervise staff and contracted professionals.
• Provide leadership that is motivational, collaborative, team building, ethical, and committed to excellence.
• Monitor staff performance on an ongoing basis with formal year-end evaluations.
• Execute all duties in a manner consistent with NCTA plans, guidelines and procedures, and in compliance with relevant regulatory guidelines of agreements with federal, state and local agencies, which may include the National Park Service, the National Endowment for the Arts, the State of Maryland, other state arts councils, and various municipalities hosting NCTA programs.

Financial Management
Oversee all aspects of the organization’s financial operation to ensure sound financial management.
• Prepare annual operating budgets in coordination with the Treasurer.
• Present, monitor and report on the annual operating budget to the Board.
• Monitor operating and program budgets to ensure efficient, accurate cost allocation, proper accounting procedures and financial controls.
• Ensure timely, accurate reporting of financial data and compliance with all applicable federal and state regulations.

Policy and Advocacy
• Represent the NCTA and the field of folk and traditional arts at meetings, conferences and public forums where the interests of the organization, field, and artists are affected.
• Keep abreast of national and state initiatives, policies, legislation and funding related to the arts in general, and of relevance to the folk and traditional arts in particular.
• Educate policy-makers on the nature and value of the folk and traditional arts; articulate and defend the interests of folk arts and artists as appropriate.

QUALIFICATIONS
The successful candidate will possess a strong commitment to, and understanding of, the folk and traditional arts. S/he will have a minimum of five (5) years’ experience in a
senior role of responsibility for an arts or cultural organization, including the supervision of professional staff, and a minimum of three (3) years in a senior role of responsibility in the conception, programming, production and marketing of cultural programs. Essential qualifications include the proven abilities to: effectively articulate the nature and value of the folk and traditional arts to non-professionals; provide impeccable financial management and oversight for the organization and it’s many and diverse projects and
programs; plan and conduct successful fundraising activities including grant proposals, sponsorships, individual giving, etc.; develop and maintain collegial, collaborative
relationships with coworkers and partners; and negotiate programs and budgets with outside program and funding partners. Excellent verbal and public presentation skills are required, as are excellent, adaptable writing skills, and an understanding of how to employ digital and social media to broaden positive organizational exposure. A Bachelor’s degree in a related field is required.

Please include a cover letter explaining why this position is of interest to you, a resume and a minimum of three professional references for the selection committee to contact.

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS
Competitive compensation, commensurate with experience. Benefits package includes health insurance, paid time off and holidays, and participation in the company retirement
plan.

APPLICATIONS & INQUIRIES
Please submit a cover letter and resume with a summary of accomplishments, electronic submission preferred, to:

Attn: ED Search Committee
c/o National Council for the Traditional Arts
8757 Georgia Avenue, Suite 450
Silver Spring, MD 20910
executivedirector_search@ncta-usa.org

Applications must be received by March 30, 2018

Assistant Conductor and Concert Orchestra Conductor with Hopkins Symphony Orchestra

Employer: Hopkins Symphony Orchestra, Johns Hopkins University
Location: Baltimore
Date of post: December 15, 2017

Overview: 

Hopkins Symphony Orchestra is accepting applications for the position of Assistant Conductor and Concert Orchestra Conductor. Hopkins Symphony Orchestra is a program of Johns Hopkins University, Homewood Arts Programs and is the only community orchestra in Baltimore City. Orchestra musicians are Johns Hopkins students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members.

Hopkins Symphony Orchestra’s vision is to be an integral presence in the JHU and surrounding communities as Baltimore City’s only community orchestra. Vital to both campus and community life, HSO provides quality performances, educational opportunities, community engagement projects, and collaborations with artistic, social, and educational partners.

Position Description:
The position of Assistant Conductor and Concert Orchestra Conductor is an independent contractor position. It not a JHU staff position and there are no benefits. This is a two-year position with possible extension.

HSO Assistant Conductor
● Be present at all dress rehearsal and concert dates (dates, subject to change, listed below)
● Be present at up to 2 additional rehearsals for each concert cycle
● Attend and participate in August/September auditions
● Other administrative/artistic duties, as assigned by the MD

Concert Orchestra Conductor
● Conduct 3 concert orchestra concerts and their requisite rehearsals (dates, subject to change, listed below)
● Select appropriate repertoire for ensemble, for future season/s, in collaboration with MD
● In collaboration with General Manager (GM): Recruit orchestra members, Designate string seatings and orchestra roster, Coordinate string bowings, Perform other administrative duties as needed, Participate in concert publicity

General/Other
● Speak engagingly to audiences
● Create a positive environment for students and amateur musicians of varying backgrounds and abilities to make music and advance their musicianship
● Communicate regularly and promptly with MD and GM

COMPENSATION 
$6,000 annually

QUALIFICATIONS
BA/BM degree; Related experience performing the duties described above. Open to all qualified candidates. Preference given to currently enrolled Peabody graduate students or graduate program alumni.

APPLICATIONS
Please submit cover letter, resume, and video recording (online links preferred) of applicant’s conducting of performance and/or rehearsal to: hso@jhu.edu. Materials must be received no later than Monday, March 5, 2018.

No phone calls, please. Email hso@jhu.edu with questions.

Second round applicants (as informed) will be asked to submit a three-concert season proposal, for use in 2018-2019 season. Details will accompany second round notifications.

Hopkins Symphony 2018-2019 Dates, (subject to change)
Auditions:
Thursday, August 30, 2018, 5-10pm
Friday, August 31, 2018, 5-10pm
Saturday, September 1, 2018, 10am-6pm

HSO Symphony Orchestra Dates:
Friday, October 12, 2018, 7-9:30pm, Dress Rehearsal
Saturday, October 13, 2018, 8pm, Concert
Friday, November 30, 2018, 7-9:30pm, Dress Rehearsal
Saturday, December 1, 2018, 8pm, Concert
Friday, March 8, 2019, Dress Rehearsal
Saturday, March 9, 2019, 8pm, Concert
Sunday, March 10, 2019, 3pm, Family Concert
Friday, April 26, 2019, 7-9:30pm, Dress Rehearsal
Saturday, April 27, 2019, 8pm, Concert

Concert Orchestra Schedule
All times 2-4:30PM rehearsals except where noted
Sunday, September 16, 2018
Saturday, September 22, 2018
Sunday, September 23, 2018
Saturday, September 29, 2018
Sunday, September 30, 2018, 12pm dress rehearsal/sound check
Sunday, September 30, 2018, 3pm concert

Sunday, October 28, 2018
Saturday, November 3, 2018
Sunday, November 4, 2018
Saturday, November 10, 2018
Sunday, November 11, 2018, 12pm dress rehearsal/sound check
Sunday, November 11, 2018, 3pm concert

Saturday, February 2, 2019
Saturday, February 9, 2019
Sunday, February 10, 2019
Saturday, February 16, 2019
Sunday, February 17, 2019, 12pm dress rehearsal/sound check
Sunday, February 17, 2019, 3pm concert

Manager of Community Outreach with The Delaplaine

Employer: The Delaplaine Arts Center
Location: Frederick
Date of post: December 8, 2017

 

Overview:

This is a full-time position within the Education Department.

Housed in the 100-year-old Mountain City Mill on the banks of Carroll Creek in historic downtown Frederick, The Delaplaine Arts Center has been serving the community since 1986. This vibrantly active nonprofit organization welcomes over 85,000 visitors each year to the 40,000 square foot flagship of the arts.

Description:

The Delaplaine is committed to make art increasingly accessible to all, bringing art education and experiences to young and old, regardless of background or economic level. Seniors, preschoolers, adults with disabilities, and economically disadvantaged people of all ages are just some of those who are served through our Community Outreach initiative.

We work with other nonprofit organizations and public agencies to create programming specific to the needs of their clients. Through these partnerships, we bring a variety of engaging and educational visual art experiences to enhance the quality of life for thousands of people each year.

The Manager of Outreach will work on a daily basis under the direction of the Director of Education, performing the following duties:

  • Act as liaison between the Delaplaine and partner organizations. Develop MOU with partner organization for each program. Ensure that Delaplaine programming meets the needs of the clients of the partner organization. Facilitate partner organization’s successful participation in Delaplaine programming and outreach exhibits.
  • Schedule instructor, classroom, and supplies for each outreach program.
  • Seek out new partner organizations with a need for Delaplaine programs.
  • Oversee the Delaplaine internship program.
  • Working with the Director of Development and Communication, oversee new fellowship program to provide nonprofit training opportunities for cultural organizations and for interns.
  • Oversee the Elizabeth Barker Delaplaine Award program.
  • Regularly update the Delaplaine website pages that relate to outreach programming.
  • Keep accurate records of expenses incurred by all outreach programs, and communicate as necessary with the Director of Development and Communication to ensure funding and grant viability.
  • Perform other activities as necessary and directed by the Director of Education or the CEO.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum education: 4-year college degree
  • Minimum 5 years professional experience in one of the following fields: Education, Arts/Nonprofit Administration, or Social Work.
  • Must be outgoing, friendly, patient, and cheerful
  • Must be highly organized
  • Must be able to work efficiently and effectively in a busy environment
  • Must have strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Must be able to work independently and to be a integral part of a team
  • Must be familiar with a variety of art media.

Minimum education: 4-year college degree

Minimum 5 years professional experience in one of the following fields: Education, Arts/Nonprofit Administration, or Social Work.

Starting salary: $40,000, plus medical insurance (after three months) and parking stipend.

Send resume and cover letter to artsnetwork@delaplaine.org. Interviews will begin early in mid-January. Position will remain open until the right candidate is found. Please, no calls.

Fundraising Coordinator with St. Mary's County Museum Division

Employer: St. Mary’s County Museum Division
Location: Piney Point
Date of post: December 7, 2017

 

Overview: 

Plans annual fund-raising events for the Friends, manages the Friends Membership program, plans and executes membership drives, produces quarterly newsletter, solicits sponsorships for special events. Reports directly to the Division Manager and the Friends Board.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

1. Ability to gain thorough knowledge of and follow St. Mary’s County Museum Division policies and procedures;

2. Ability to effectively communicate with other staff and especially members of the public;

3. Ability to apply departmental policies and procedures to daily work tasks;

4. Ability to work independently on tasks and maintain accurate records;

5. Ability to work as part of a team;

6. Ability to utilize QuickBooks;

7. Ability to plan and manage large public events;

8. Ability to write and edit newsletters and other publications;

9. Ability to solicit donations from individuals and corporations;

10. Ability to operate relevant computer systems, including hardware and software, POS System, and simple office machines; (such as photocopier and scanner).

Education and Experience: College degree in a related discipline; or equivalent training, education, and/or experience; valid driver’s license; requires background investigation with favorable consideration.

Physical and Environmental Conditions:

1. Work requires operating between two remote locations as needed;

2. Work requires the ability to comfortably walk and talk ¼ mile without resting;

3. Work requires the ability to work outdoors in diverse temperature and weather conditions.

 

Job Type: Part-time

Salary: $16.83 /hour

Job Location:

  • Piney Point, MD

Required education:

  • Bachelor’s

Required experience:

  • Fundraising: 1 year

Guide in Glenstone’s Emerging Professionals Program with Glenstone Museum

Employer: Glenstone Museum
Location: Potomac
Date of post: December 7, 2017

 

Overview: Reporting to the Visitor Experience Manager, a Guide in Glenstone’s Emerging Professionals Program is responsible for warmly welcoming visitors; delivering authentic, consistent information about Glenstone’s mission, core values, collections, campus and programs, learned through intensive training; and engaging visitors in dialogue about art, architecture and landscape. In addition to their touring duties, Guides benefit from professional development seminars and workshops designed to foster personal and professional discovery and growth.

An Introduction to Glenstone Museum 

Glenstone is an art museum located on more than 200 acres of rolling hills and unspoiled woodland in Potomac, Maryland. Conceived by founders Mitchell and Emily Rales on their deeply held belief that art is essential to life, it has already become one of the finest collections of modern and contemporary art in the world. In addition to the current museum, when its new museum building opens to the public in 2018, Glenstone will become the largest private museum in America welcoming 100,000 visitors every year free of charge. By thoughtfully integrating the power of art, the energy of architecture and the serenity of landscape, Glenstone is both a distinctive idea and a unique place.

Glenstone is proud to foster a professional environment in which people can do interesting, fulfilling and enjoyable work. Not only do its founders develop and oversee all acquisitions and exhibitions, but Emily Rales also serves as director of the Museum and curator of the collection. This provides all associates an unusually high degree of access and interaction with the spirit and vision of Glenstone. To work at Glenstone is to be a part of something bigger, something more meaningful, and something truly special. It is a chance to do a job to the highest standard, with the resources and support available of a founder-led and endowed organization. It is an invitation to be engaged, challenged and stimulated, to help fulfill a powerful mission, and to contribute to a noble purpose.

We are incredibly proud of what Glenstone offers to those who create, appreciate, study, and otherwise participate in the world of art; and we are equally proud of what Glenstone offers to those who choose to join us in doing so. There is no better time than now to become a part of Glenstone.

Desired Attributes & Characteristics 

The ideal candidate for Glenstone’s Emerging Professionals Program possesses a genuine enthusiasm for art, architecture, culture, and sustainability; and is passionate about working with people. The Emerging Professionals Program relies on Guides to be self-motivated, eager to learn, intellectually curious, intuitive, and mature. Exceptional communication skills, interest in working collaboratively as part of a team, and flexibility are crucial to being successful in the role. Now in its second year, this innovative program is an exciting opportunity for arts professionals at the start of their careers! We welcome individuals who are willing to contribute to the growth, trajectory and improvement of the program.

Key Responsibilities 

Warmly welcome each visitor, respect their intentions for visiting Glenstone, invite their perspectives, and respond appropriately to their levels of knowledge of art, architecture and landscape

Set the tone of the Glenstone visitor experience by creating a contemplative, dialogic experience for individuals and groups of guests

Prepare for, attend and participate actively in curriculum sessions and professional development seminars with internal and external thought leaders

Quickly achieve proficiency in Glenstone’s mission, history, collections, changing programmatic content, and campus through intensive training

Deliver authentic, consistent information about Glenstone

Collaborate respectfully with the internal curatorial, collections, program, administration and operations teams and with external professional development partners and colleagues

Complete other independent and collaborative projects as assigned, based on institutional need

Commit to two years of service with disciplined attendance, rigorous learning, and respect for project assignment deadlines

Embrace the opportunity for personal and professional growth through exposure to multiple, perhaps unexplored career paths

Required Skills & Experience 

Bachelor’s degree in fine arts, liberal arts, or any creative field

Experience interacting with the public

Exceptional social and communications skills

Cultural sensitivity necessary to engage visitors of all ages and backgrounds

Ability to engage directly, enthusiastically, meaningfully with visitors with all levels of knowledge of art, architecture, and landscape

Intellectual curiosity about and familiarity with the art of our time

Desire to learn organizational and museum best practices, including those unique to Glenstone

Demonstrated ability to learn unfamiliar content in a specific timeframe

Adaptability to Glenstone’s core values

Strong organizational and time-management skills

Ability to report to work daily at Glenstone in Potomac, MD

Demonstrated ability to collaborate with peers, other staff associates and external professionals, both as an individual or a team member

Valid driver’s license

Ability to work a flexible schedule, including weekends, weekdays, and nights as scheduled in advance. For example, the anticipated regular work week consists of: 1) four days devoted to Guide duties performed Thursday to Sunday; 2) days off on Monday and Tuesday, and 3) professional development or training on Wednesday. During preparation for special openings or visits, other hours may be required.

Preferred Qualifications

Public speaking experience

Prior tour guide experience

Prior museum experience, or experience working in the arts and/or cultural fields

Multi-lingual

Salary & Benefits 

The Emerging Professionals Program offers an entry-level salary of $33,000 and provides a total benefits package that helps you manage your health, protect your income, and prepare for the future. To promote collaboration and show appreciation to associates, Glenstone provides a weekly staff lunch, on-site health and wellness classes and volunteer opportunities. Glenstone provides uniforms which are required to be worn when the museum is open to the public.

Benefits include medical, dental, and vision insurance; life, long-term and short-term disability and AD&D insurance, a Flexible Spending Account (FSA); a 401(k) retirement account with a matching contribution; an Employee Assistance Program (EAP); and tuition reimbursement.

Application Process 

Applications will be accepted thru December 31, 2017. The start date of the program is in May 2018.

We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Chief Financial Officer (CFO) with Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts

Employer: Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts
Location: Baltimore
Date of post: December 7, 2017

 

Overview: Chief Financial Officer (CFO) is a full-time exempt position that reports to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and serves as the financial advisor to management on issues including budget; audit; revenue and expenditures; government and contracts management; internal and external financial risks. The CFO leads the customer service-oriented finance department that supports multiple departments and functions. Direct reports include the Director of Facilities, Contracts Administrator, and the Finance Executive Assistant.

CFO Responsibilities
Fiduciary Role
• Coordinate annual operating plans and budgets; lead performance management process that measures and evaluates progress against goals for the organization.
• Enhance the flow of financial and operational information; ensure best practices, and maintain internal controls.
• Oversee audits and tax filings for 3 entities.
• Develop a system that provides the organization with quick access to financial information, enables strategic budgeting, and exceeds best practices.
• Inform and advise the CEO and the Board of Directors on financial matters relevant to the governance of the organization, and advise senior management on short- and long-term strategic financial decisions.
• Use business and financial expertise to assess risk in potential programs and organizational commitments, produce and disseminate superior financial information, maintain internal controls and other safeguards.
• Lead financial planning and analysis, internal controls, budget development, fiscal management and Investment planning.
• Effectively communicate with internal and external stakeholders including clients, funding sources, other resource providers and regulators.
• Review contracts and legal agreements to ensure BOPA’s best interests are represented, that legal compliance is in full-force, and that contractual terms meet organizational goals while minimizing BOPA’s liability.
• Assist in the preparation and review of financial information needed for grant proposals and reports.
• Constantly monitor and supervise financial checks and balances.

Organization
• Participate in events sponsored or supported by BOPA, such as Artscape, Light City, Book Festival, Farmers’ Market, Farmers’ Market Bazaar, etc.
• Manage off-site business development programs and facility operations including the Top of the World Observation Level, Cloisters Castle, Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower and School 33 Art Center ensuring strong earned revenue components, appropriate staffing, and high-quality business models. Off-site management includes cash receipts/management from proceeds of ticket and merchandise sales.
• Demonstrate a strong commitment to Baltimore City.

Board Responsibilities
• Report financial information
• Part of Finance and Audit Committee

Minimum Qualifications
Throughout BOPA’s financial system, the CFO is expected to comply with appropriate Federal, State and GAAP accounting regulations. Highly qualified candidates will be mission-focused, strategic and process-minded with the following experience and qualifications:

• 10+ years’ progressive leadership experience in an accounting department or other financial environment, preferably with a nonprofit or government organization of similar size.
• Thorough understanding of nonprofit finance, systems, and HR; broad experience with the full range of business functions and systems, including strategic development and planning, budgeting, business analysis, finance, information systems, human resources, and marketing.
• Knowledge of government procurement, compliance, and contracting regulations.
• Leadership presence and ability to work well with the Chief Executive Officer, Board, management team and staff.
• Excellent communications and analytical skills, and ability to craft reports tailored to a wide variety of audiences, including private and government funders, board members, and program managers.
• Ability to present written and oral financial information at Board and senior management meetings.
• Excellent organizational and decision-making skills, with a history of prioritizing work for staffs and departments, and ability to motivate and lead a team.
• Working knowledge of accounting for overhead and indirect cost rate negotiation.
• Nonprofit accounting expertise preferred.
• Experience with computerized financial systems.
• Track record of successfully overseeing efficient, accurate and timely quarterly closings, annual audits, and production of financial statements and reports.
• Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field; CPA preferred.

Compensation
• Salary commensurate with experience
• BOPA offers a robust benefits package including medical, vision, dental, life, 403B retirement plan with employer match, vacation, sick leave and, transportation subsidy

Application Process
Submit cover letter and resume (with your name and job title in subject line) as one pdf document by 01/02/2017 to: humanresources@promotionandarts.org. No Phone Calls Accepted.

Administrative Assistant to the Chief Operating Officer/Volunteer & Internship Coordinator with Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts

Employer: Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts
Location: Baltimore
Date of post: November 21, 2017

 

Overview: The Administrative Assistant to the Chief Operating Officer of the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts is a regular full time non-exempt position, reporting to the COO. Primary responsibilities are to assist with a wide range of Finance/Admin Department related office functions in addition to coordinating the volunteer program.

Responsibilities
Maintaining an efficient, organized Chief Operating Officer’s office:
• Manages the appointment schedule and notifies COO in advance of schedule changes to ensure an efficient work day.
• Assembles correspondence, files and other materials in preparation for meetings so that the meetings are run in an organized fashion.
• Exercises sound judgment, tact and courtesy when answering telephone calls, emails and correspondence for the Chief Operating Officer maintaining a professional image of the office.
• Provides information/answers to routine inquiries from community groups, representatives of organizations, city agency directors/employees and the general public not requiring the Chief Operating Officer’s attention to ensure information is disseminated in a timely manner.
• Maintains personal and confidential files so that sensitive information is kept up to date.
• Writes and types letters, reports, emails, etc. involving a variety of materials and situations so the office remains organized.
• Routes and controls correspondence, information or work instructions to staff; control responses to items requiring action to ensure all deadlines are met.
• Maintains files/binders of the Chief Operating Officer to ensure information is accessible and current.
• Reconciles monthly credit card reports, providing proper account coding and receipts via Tallie.

Provide team work environment with general office functions:
• Relieves receptionist of front desk responsibilities resulting in a team approach that promotes cross training.
• Assists with special projects to guarantee information is disseminated in a timely manner.

Provide support to the Finance/Admin/HR Department:
• Serve as back-up to Director of HR for processing bi-weekly payroll.
• Serve as the Account Administrator for Docusign in addition to BOPA’s Contracts Administrator.
• Assist the Finance department by reconciling weekly deposit reports via Bill.com.

Organize professional meetings for BOPA events:
• Contacts others to schedule dates or conferences for the Chief Operating Officer.
• Prepares meeting agendas, notices, minutes and follow-up material per the directive of the Chief Operating Officer.
• Disseminates agendas or other pertinent information to meeting attendees.

Create and maintain permit and special events calendars:
• Keeps Chief Operating Officer informed of non-BOPA events for planning purposes.
• Tracks permits authorized by the Chief Operating Officer.

Assist HR Director with building a vibrant volunteer corps to assist with the organizations’ events:
• Communicates with BOPA staff to determine their volunteer needs.
• Outreach to current and potential volunteers for BOPA events through internet, social media, clubs and organizations, etc. to recruit and communicate volunteer opportunities to all volunteers.
• Maintain a volunteer database so that a corps of people can be engaged in BOPA events.
• Identifies a working relationship with other volunteer organizations resulting in wider reach to new audiences for upcoming events.
• Create and maintain community and school volunteer outreach programs to increase the volunteer base.
• Create and send out periodic email blasts to potential volunteers to engage volunteers on a regular basis.
• Arrange volunteer appreciation events/opportunities to engage current volunteers and reward them for their time donated to the organization.
• Write and communicate detailed information and procedures to volunteers of an event in order to clarify roles, responsibilities and standards.
• Correspond via email, social media, mail or phone with explicit instructions of where to park, what times to report and what duties they will be assigned to so that volunteers are efficient and knowledgeable about their job.
• Answer any and all questions volunteers may have on their assignments to ensure clear direction of their role.
• Ensure that critical volunteer roles are filled as much as practical.
• Match volunteers with positions that require specific skills or experience.
• Manage volunteer headquarters at events for check-in and monitors on-site fulfillment of volunteer positions, making adjustments on-site as needed to ensure a well-run, positive and safe event.
• Create and distribute post-event surveys to volunteers regarding their experience.

Assist HR Director with maintaining and building a successful collegiate internship program:
• Recruit students from colleges and universities to participate in a semester internship.
• Work with BOPA staff to determine the need and work load of the intern resulting in a defined role of the intern and positive experience.
• Arrange interview appointments for potential students of the internship positions to properly select a qualified candidate.
• Conduct the interview of the potential intern with BOPA staff to ensure all office policies and expectations are reviewed.
• Provide parking locations, report times and general office information; providing clarity on their internship role and responsibilities.
• Update Intern Handbook to ensure consistency with BOPA Employee Handbook.

Assist HR Director with hiring production assistants (PAs) for festivals:
• Recruit, interview, conduct reference checks, and hire staff that provides a consistent, high quality level of support to Festival Director, Festival Coordinators, Chief Financial Officer and other BOPA staff at Artscape, Baltimore Book Festival, Light City and other special events.
• Issue contracts and new hire paperwork to ensure that all legal requirements are met.
• Submit check requests as needed with appropriate back-up to ensure that PAs are reimbursed for parking/other expenses in a timely fashion post-event.

Qualifications
• Excellent oral, interpersonal and written communication skills
• Proficient in MS Word and Excel
• Database experience preferred
• General knowledge of computer operations and database programs
• Ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment a must

Compensation
Salary range is mid 30’s with a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical and employer paid Health Savings Account, dental, vision, 403B Retirement plan with employer match, free parking or monthly transit pass and more.

Application Process
Email cover letter and resume (with applicant’s name and job title in subject line) as one pdf document to: humanresources@promotionandarts.org. No phone calls please.

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strive to mirror the rich diversity of Baltimore City in our staffing and programming while emphasizing cultural equity. Cultural equity embodies the values, policies, and practices that ensure that all people-including but not limited to those who have been historically underrepresented based on race/ethnicity, age, ability, sexual orientation, gender, socioeconomic status, geography, citizenship status, or religion-are represented in the development of arts policy; the support of artists; the nurturing of accessible, thriving venues for expression; and the fair distribution of programmatic, financial, and informational resources.

Director of Cultural Affairs with Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts

Employer: Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts
Location: Baltimore
Date of post: November 21, 2017

 

Overview: The Director of Cultural Affairs for the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA) is a full-time, exempt position, reporting to the Chief Operating Officer. This position is responsible for meeting the organization’s mission to make Baltimore a more vibrant and creative city by developing, implementing, and directing cultural arts initiatives. BOPA is the city’s designated arts council charged with engaging city residents and arts organizations by providing public programs, funding opportunities, and professional support.

Responsibilities
• Develop and administer strategic initiatives to enhance and support arts institutions, organizations, programs and individual artists throughout the city of Baltimore.
• Provide guidance and information on financial, legislative, political and creative issues affecting the arts in the City at the local, state, regional, national and international level so that artist and arts organization have a strong channel of communication.
• Oversee special cultural projects and activities including, but not limited to, arts education programs such as Bright Starts, Artist in Residence and the Baltimore Mural program creating innovative and engaging opportunities for the public to participate in the arts.
• Direct the activities of the 1% for Public Art program by administering the staff and resources to support an effective and engaged Public Art Commission and public art program. Direct and implement the annual Free Fall Baltimore program, including, but not limited to, generating the call for proposals, distributing grants, updating the website, and collecting final reports.
• Oversee the annual Janet & Walter Sondheim Prize and related exhibitions to provide local/regional visual artists with opportunities to exhibit their work to the public.
• Implement and manage grants and contractual agreements with non-profit and community organizations and individual artists to provide arts programs in the community.
• Work closely with the Development Department to identify grant opportunities for re-granting as well as grants for programs produced by the cultural affairs department.
• Provide overall direction for the cultural affairs marketing initiatives including website, social media, blog, and traditional promotions to create an exciting and broad communication mechanism for the arts.
• Initiate and produce annual Mayor’s Cultural Town Meeting creating a public forum for the arts community.
• Provide technical assistance in all areas of arts administration and programming.
• Serve as a liaison with other cities, municipalities, and organizations interested in local cultural activities. As needed, serve as an ex officio on non-profit and government boards and advisory committees to ensure strong communication and council to the arts community. Plan, market and oversee special cultural art events and promotions.
• Manage Cultural Affairs department and staff ensuring a collegial and productive work environment.
• Oversee the program and administration of the School 33 Art Center including, but not limited to exhibitions, artist studio rental and mentor program, art classes, fundraisers, special events, and requisite staff.
• Develop, implement and monitor all program budgets for Cultural Affairs to ensure adequate funding and resources.
• Oversee and implement the artistic components of the annual Artscape festival including, but not limited to, visual arts and performing arts, creating an entertaining and exciting experience for the 350,000+ attendees to the event.
• Provide arts administration and programming assistance to artists and art organizations through workshops, grants, fundraising, etc.
• Increase awareness of public art by encouraging and promoting new construction, city-sponsored capital improvement projects, and redevelopment.
• Represent the office at local and state-wide meetings and national conventions and conferences.

Other Duties as Assigned
• Participates in all staff support during BOPA events and festivals;
• Displays leadership within BOPA and to external partners
• Completes other projects as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications
• Undergraduate degree required; MFA or similar advanced degree highly preferred
• 5 or more years of experience in non-profit fundraising
• Ability to think strategically with strong organizational skills
• Excellent oral and written communications skills
• Ability to attract and lead a diverse staff and constituencies

Compensation
• Salary commensurate with experience
• BOPA offers a robust benefits package including medical, vision, dental, life, 403B retirement plan with employer match, vacation, sick leave, and transportation subsidy
• Intrinsic benefits include a front row seat to the visual and performing arts throughout Baltimore City and the region

Application Process
Submit cover letter and resume (with your name and job title in subject line) as one pdf document by November 27, 2017 to: humanresources@promotionandarts.org. No Phone Calls Accepted

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strive to mirror the rich diversity of Baltimore City in our staffing and programming while emphasizing cultural equity. Cultural equity embodies the values, policies, and practices that ensure that all people-including but not limited to those who have been historically underrepresented based on race/ethnicity, age, ability, sexual orientation, gender, socioeconomic status, geography, citizenship status, or religion-are represented in the development of arts policy; the support of artists; the nurturing of accessible, thriving venues for expression; and the fair distribution of programmatic, financial, and informational resources.

Museum Director with Captain Avery Museum

Employer: Captain Avery Museum
Location: Shady Side
Date of post: November 20, 2017

 

Overview: Effective leader with exceptional development/fundraising experience sought for position as Director of the Captain Avery Museum (captainaverymuseum.org).

Major responsibilities include fund raising, grant writing public relations and external communication. The Director reports to the Board, serves as Museum’s primary community representative and oversees Museum operations.

Required: Bachelor’s degree; 3-5 years development and public relations experience and excellent writing/editing, organizational and budget skills. Ideal candidate will also possess non-profit management experience, preferably with a museum, and knowledge of /keen interest in the Chesapeake Bay and its history.

This is a half-time position at a salary of $ 30,000, with the possibility of becoming full time.  See detailed position description at captainaverymuseum.org.

 

Submit cover letter, resume and references  to: Captain Avery Museum, PO Box 89, Shady Side, MD 20764 or CAPTAINAVERYDIRECTOR@GMAIL.COM.

Mellon Post-Doctoral Curatorial Fellow in Islamic art with The Walters Art Museum

Employer: The Walters Art Museum
Location: Baltimore
Date of post: October 31, 2017

 

Overview: The Walters Art Museum seeks a Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellow in Islamic art, to be fully integrated into the daily working environment of the Curatorial staff and work closely with the Curator of Islamic and South & Southeast Asian art. In addition, s/he will collaborate with conservators and educators in service of the museum and its mission. The fellow has access to the museum collections, research libraries both within the museum and in the region, and enjoys all the professional privileges afforded other museum staff members.

The fellow will divide her/his time between general curatorial work and specific research projects. General curatorial activities will include cataloguing the Islamic collections; research and plan for the reinstallation of Islamic art; and participate in exhibition projects. The fellow will also be expected to participate in the museum’s education and public programs, and deliver public lectures and gallery talks. The fellow will receive an annual stipend and a travel allowance.

Education: PhD or equivalent with demonstrated experience in the history of  Islamic art. Candidates with a PhD or equivalent in Middle Eastern Studies, and a strong interest in visual arts or visual culture are also encouraged to apply.

 

Requirements:

  • Experience working in museum, gallery, or academic institution during or following the completion of doctoral studies.
  • Demonstrated fluency in English, both in terms of writing and speaking, as well as fluency in Arabic, Persian, Turkish, or other language(s) necessary for scholarship.
  • Excellent writing skills and record of scholarly publications
  • Facility with recent ideas and methods common to the practice of art history and/or other academic disciplines related to the study of the arts
  • An ability to negotiate, to think strategically, and to advocate for a particular course of action
  • Able to communicate comfortably and confidently with members of the public, with academic/museum peer groups, with museum funders, and with other museum staff.
  • Able to travel internationally

We offer an attractive benefits package. For consideration, send a completed application to jobs@thewalters.org.  Applications deadline date is are due January 5th, 2018

Applications must include the following materials: 1) A cover letter explaining the applicant’s interest in the fellowship. It should include home address, phone number, fax number, and email address. 2) A statement, not to exceed four typed pages double-spaced, describing the applicant’s area of research, language study, and their potential relationship to the museum’s collections 3) A copy of a published paper or a writing sample. 4) Complete curriculum vitae. 5) Names and contact information for three referees (academic and professional). We will request that two letters of recommendation be sent directly from professionals in the field familiar with the applicant’s work for finalists for this fellowship.

Interviews for finalists may be held at the Annual Conference of College Art Association in February.

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

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.

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.

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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