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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

Theatre Intern with Garfield Center for the Arts

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


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.
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

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


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.


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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


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

● 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

$6,000 annually

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.

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

No phone calls, please. Email 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)
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



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.


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.


  • 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 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



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

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 (

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


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