Arts North Carolina

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Arts North Carolina maintains a comprehensive listing of job opportunities in the arts in North Carolina. Listings are included in Arts North Carolina’s bi-weekly e-blasts and maintained on this page. Organization Members may submit unlimited listings at no charge. Non-members pay $50 per listing. Submit your job description and link to christine@artsnc.org. Contact Christine Olson at 919/834-1411 to make a payment and schedule the listing.

 


 

Winston-Salem Symphony – Artistic Operations Director

 

Position Summary:

The Artistic Operations Director is responsible for ensuring that the artistic and production elements of all Winston-Salem Symphony (WSS) artistic events (orchestra, Chorale and Youth Orchestras Program concerts, rehearsals, educational events, run-outs, special concerts) run smoothly, effectively and in a financially responsible manner. He/she is also responsible for all aspects of guest artist administration. The incumbent works closely with the Music Director, other staff conductors, Orchestra Personnel Manager, Orchestra Librarian, the staffs of various performance venues where the Symphony performs, and booking agents.

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Compensation: Salary commensurate with experience
 

Other Benefits:

Following successful completion of a 90-day probationary period and in accordance with prevailing employee policies: Three weeks of annual paid vacation plus 10 paid holidays; medical, dental, short- and long-term disability insurance; life insurance equal to one-times annual salary
 

Organization Description:

The Winston-Salem Symphony (WSS) is in its 67th season as one of the Southeast’s most highly regarded regional per service orchestras. Under the baton of Music Director Robert Moody the WSS operates on a budget of $2.5 million. Its performance season includes: 6 Classics Series masterworks doubles; 4 Kicked-Back Classics casual masterworks singles; 4 Pops Series singles; 3 Discovery Series concerts for kids; 2+ performances of Handel’s Messiah; 3 performances of Carolina Christmas Spectacular; 1 Concert for Community featuring WSS and Youth Symphony musicians performing side-by-side; a Holiday Concert; three youth orchestra ensembles; and a multitude of educational and community engagement programs. For more information visit the WSS website at: www.wssymphony.org.
 

Organization Location:

Winston-Salem, North Carolina (to learn more, visit the Chamber of Commerce and Convention & Visitor’s Bureau websites at: www.winstonsalem.com and www.visitwinstonsalem.com)
 

Application Deadline & Procedure:

Mail cover letter, resume and three references with contact information no later than April 25, 2014 to:

Irene Chiles
Winston-Salem Symphony
201 North Broad Street, Suite 200
Winston-Salem, NC 27101

or email same to: ichiles@wssymphony.org – reference Artistic Operations Director job posting.

No phone calls please.

The Winston-Salem Symphony Association is an equal opportunity employer.

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Penland School of Crafts – Wood Studio Coordinator

 

Position Summary

The Wood Studio Coordinator reports to the Studio Manager and is responsible for keeping the studio in good working order and preparing for each class or activity scheduled in the space. Through a helpful and welcoming presence the Coordinator sets the tone for all classes by successfully communicating with instructors and studio assistants to insure the smooth operations of class supply ordering, studio setup, studio safety and general operations of the studio. The position provides studio monitoring during the winter rental as well. The Coordinator works directly with Studio Manager, Program Director, Studio Technician, Director of Facilities and Grounds, Deputy Director, Director of Finance, Accounts Manager, Community Education, Store Manager and Registrar to insure smoothly running sessions. This is a full-time position, and will average 30 hours a week over the course of the year with more hours during the school’s summer season and fewer hours/week in the winter. Fall and spring hours will depend on concentration courses offered in the studio. This is a technical, administrative, and service-oriented position. Adaptability, analysis, attention to detail, collaboration, personal impact, dependability, safety awareness, organizational sensitivity and teamwork are characteristics central to this position. Personnel policies for all Penland employees apply.

For a more detailed description, please visit the Penland website at http://penland.org/about/job1.html.
 

Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree is preferred with at least 5 years of studio experience but will consider an equivalent combination of education and experience. In-depth technical knowledge of the equipment and processes to be used in the studios, general knowledge of the field of crafts, and the ability to perform basic equipment maintenance and repairs are required. Must possess good organizational skills, the ability to manage a varied workload, good people skills, and the ability to plan and manage a budget. Knowledge of computer applications, including word processing, spreadsheet and database management is preferred.
 

Physical Requirements

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and to work at a computer. The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle or touch objects, tools or controls and to talk fluently and to hear. The employee is frequently required to stand, to walk, and to bend and to handle hazardous materials. The employee must regularly lift and/or move objects weighing up to 50 pounds or more. Specific vision required by this job includes close vision.
 

Compensation

This coordinator position is paid an hourly rate for an average of 30 hours a week for 52 weeks. A comprehensive benefits package is provided.
 

To Apply

The position will remain open until filled, however the initial review of applications will consist of applications received by April 22, 2014. Send resume and cover letter addressing relevant experience and interest in the position and contact information for at least 3 references to:

Melanie Finlayson, Studio Manager
Penland School of Crafts
PO Box 37
Penland, NC 28765

or melaniefinlayson@penland.org.

Penland School of Crafts is a national center for craft education offering residential workshops, residencies, community education programs, and exhibitions. Located on 400 acres in the NC Mountains, Penland has 15 teaching studios and a total of 49 historic and contemporary buildings. Penland School of Crafts is an equal opportunity employer with a staff of 62. Penland operates with a $7 million endowment and an annual operating budget of $4.2 million. Penland School of Crafts is an equal opportunity employer.

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Artspace – Operations and Finance Manager

 

Summary:

Artspace seeks a qualified professional to serve as Operations and Finance Manager. The Operations and Finance Manager is responsible for all organization accounting, facility management, operations, and human resource benefits. The Operations and Finance Manager reports directly to and works closely with the Executive Director and communicates regularly with the Building and Finance committees of the Board of Directors. Along with other staff and Board, the Operations and Finance Manager represents Artspace at public and media events, and works as an effective and proactive team player.

Primary Responsibilities:

Accounting & Finance

  • Manage and coordinate budgetary planning and cost management in alignment with organizational strategic planning. Monitor budgets and develop financial business plans and forecasts.
  • Develop and maintain organization budgets.
  • Responsible for all accounting functions, including accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, deposits and bank statement reconciliations, credit card account, billing, and collections.
  • Prepares all monthly and year-end financial statements, tax forms, and monthly requisitions for grant allocations.
  • Works with Artspace’s CPA firm in preparing the year-end audit and 990 Tax Return.
  • Responsible for collection of past due accounts; working with Development Department.
  • Maintains relationship with Artspace banker and monitors bank accounts.
  • Manage outsourced payroll processor in the processing, administration and payment of payroll, payroll taxes and other payroll related functions.
  • Ensure departmental compliance with internal controls and processes over transactions and financial reporting.

Operations/Facility Management

  • Evaluate organization productivity and efficiency providing recommendations and rationale for improvement.
  • Responsible for overall maintenance and upkeep of the facility and equipment.
  • Facilitate all maintenance contracts, including close supervision of janitorial staff.
  • Arranges for repairs and maintenance with contractors.
  • Coordinates all capital improvements/renovations with approval of executive director and building committee.
  • Manages building tenants including all artist studios and restaurant tenant. Handles all landlord issues including resolving tenant building complaints and renewing leases.
  • Serves as primary contact with building security company and oversees security procedures.
  • Supervises and schedules administrative assistant and part-time receptionists.
  • Oversees the purchase or lease, use, and maintenance of all office equipment and computers.
  • Facilitates supplies management from order to stocking (e.g. paper stock, light bulbs, etc.)
  • Handles details of other business contractual arrangements, including business insurance, employee health insurance and 403B plan, credit card processing contract, etc.
  • Maintain personnel records (e.g., W-2, 1099, Vacation, and Sick Leave).
  • Conduct orientation with new employees, reviewing personnel manual sections that pertain to benefits and security.
Qualifications:

A Bachelors degree and a minimum of 5 years in accounting and operations are required. Demonstrated experience and proficiency with QuickBooks. Experience in facility management and arts or non-profit administration is preferred.

Strong organizational and computer skills are necessary. Candidate must be comfortable working in an active office environment, and attentive to detail and follow-through. The position involves occasional weekend and evening hours.

Salary commensurate with experience and includes a great benefit package, opportunities for professional growth and development.

Send cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to:

Operations and Finance Manager Search Committee
Artspace
201 E Davie Street
Raleigh, NC 27601

or e-mail to jobs@artspacenc.org.

Applicants without salary requirements will not be considered.
No phone calls or e-mail inquiries regarding the status of your application.

Application Deadline: Friday, April 25, 2014.

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Arts & Science Council of Charlotte‐Mecklenburg – Vice President, Public Art

 

Background:

Charlotte‐Mecklenburg’s Public Art Program exists because the City of Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, and the Arts & Science Council (ASC) view public art as integral to create livable cities, enhance neighborhood identity, strengthen economic development and tourism, educate children, inspire adults, and enrich the spirit and pride of its citizens. The Public Art program promotes the artistic expression of this city/county and creates a powerful connection between people and place.

Since 1995, ASC has managed the public art programs for the City and County. The Vice President Public Art manages the work of the Public Art Commission and day‐to‐day operations of the program. The Public Arts Commission is an appointed body responsible for the community‐based artist selection and design review process for each public artwork. The commission is an appointed board of 9 volunteer citizens from the arts, education and business sectors. The ASC is contracted by the City and County to run the program and Commission operations and is the ASC Board is the contracting body for all public artworks.

In 2003, Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners and the Charlotte City Council adopted ordinances that appropriate 1 percent of eligible capital improvement project funds for public art. The Vice President, Public Art administers this program through the Arts & Science Council.

The Vice President Public Art is a senior position and works independently with a wide diversity of constituents including: City/ County staff, ASC Board and staff, local elected officials, business and community leaders, neighborhood advocates, artists, architects, engineers, landscape architects, planners, and budget analysts.

The Vice President, Public Art reports to the President of ASC and is a member of the ASC leadership team. The Vice President, Public Art manages one direct project manager and part time administrative staff.

The Role of Vice President, Public Art

We are seeking a confident, relationship‐oriented collaborator and leader who has experience in successfully managing multidimensional projects; working with government organizations; staff and elected/advisory boards, as well as artists and creative advocates for the arts. The successful candidate will have a history of developing and building successful partnerships and alliances, as well being a liaison between the creative community, and the business of project and budget management.

Requirements:

  • Undergraduate degree required, Master degree preferred (Fields of study in Art Administration, Architecture, Landscape architecture, or Public Administration)
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience working with and leading public administration projects
  • Experience in organizing, planning, monitoring, managing, delegating and evaluating complex projects
  • Experience in visual arts, architecture, or landscape architecture and selecting managing artists, installations and on‐going program management
  • Solid communication skills, including presentations, written and influencing /facilitation abilities and experience
  • Budget management acumen
  • Fluent and self‐supporting in Microsoft Office including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook
  • Knowledge of curation, maintenance, preservation, and cleaning of art installations is desired

Professional Characteristics:

  • Extraordinarily well organized
  • Unflappable in the face of tight deadlines, emerging problems, conflicts, differing opinions and personalities
  • Self‐confident and respectful with all constituents
  • Tactful and well respected
  • Able to persuade and be firm without creating dissent
  • A strong collaborator and creator of alliances and networks that work well together
  • Developed artistic sensibilities and ability to work and communicate well with artists as well as engineers and budget analysts

Arts and Science Council is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified candidates will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, marital status, gender, national origin, age, disability or any other legally protected status.

To Apply: Please do not call or make inquiry to the Arts & Science Council. Candidates should prepare a thoughtful cover letter with resume and submit electronically to:

Katara Dixson with Levridge Resources, LLC, of Charlotte, NC.
Email address: Kdixson@levridge.org.

Job posting will expire on April 30, 2014.

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Johnston Community College – Full Time Auditorium Technician

 

DESCRIPTION:

Performs and oversees all aspects of Auditorium event production and maintains equipment as needed at the direction of the Artistic and Technical Coordinator or Managing Director of Performing Arts by performing the following duties.

KNOWLEDGE & RESPONSIBILITIES:

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Assists the Artistic and Technical Director in supervising part-time production technicians.
  • Performs and oversees the set-up, run and strike of all events held in the Auditorium, multi-purpose room and the Lobby at the direction of the Artistic and Technical Coordinator or Managing Director of Performing Arts.
  • Ascertains the technical requirements for all events during pre-production production from the Artistic and Technical Coordinator and makes sure these needs are met.
  • Assists with set construction and scenic design as needed at the direction of the Artistic and Technical Coordinator or Managing Director of Performing Arts.
  • Plans and produces video and sound recording as needed at the direction of the Artistic and Technical Coordinator or Managing Director of Performing Arts.
  • Plans and operates lighting and sound during events at the direction of the Artistic and Technical Coordinator or Managing Director of Performing Arts.
  • Maintains and repairs all auditorium equipment as needed, and makes recommendations regarding new equipment needs at the direction of the Artistic and Technical Coordinator or Managing Director of Performing Arts.
  • Assists with the management and operations of the Auditorium at the direction of the Artistic and Technical Coordinator or Managing Director of Performing Arts.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities:
Supervises up to 5 – 6 part-time technicians for event productions at the direction of the Artistic and Technical Coordinator or Managing Director of Performing Arts. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include; planning, assigning, and directing work; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

MINIMUM & PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education Minimum: High School Diploma or Equivalent.

Experience Minimum: One to three years theater or stage production experience which should include lighting and sound production, video and audio production and electrical experience.

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Closing Date: April 11. 2014

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High Point Area Arts Council – Contracted Grant Writer

 
The High Point Area Arts Council seeks to hire a contracted grant writer for the High Point Arts Council located in the Centennial Station Arts Center, 121 S. Centennial Street, High Point, NC 27260.

The grant writer reports to the executive director and is responsible for researching, writing, and fulfillment of capital campaign grants.

Job responsibilities are to:

  • conduct activities required to prepare, write, submit, and manage grant proposals to foundation and corporate sources for capital campaign grants
  • perform prospect research on foundations and corporations to evaluate prospects and develop a timeline
  • work with executive director and bookkeeper to gather information necessary to report to funders
  • comply with all grant reporting as required by foundation and corporate donors
  • maintain records in database and in files, including grant tracking and reporting
  • assist with other grant writing for basic operating support and arts programs as requested

Qualifications: Applicant must have strong written communication skills with the ability to write clear, structured, and persuasive proposals; strong editing skills; ability to meet deadlines; knowledge of computer programs such as Word, Excel, and Access; familiarity with researching prospects for grant proposals; experience with nonprofit grant writing; and ability to work in a team environment.

The grant writer is a contracted position with the salary based on a 10% commission of funded capital campaign grants. The goal is to secure $250,000+ in grants from foundations and corporations to pay off the note for the Centennial Station Arts Center. The grant writer will have an office at the Arts Center and will work set hours that are mutually agreed upon.

All interested applicants should send their resume and cover letter to:

Debbie Lumpkins, Executive Director of the High Point Area Arts Council
at dlumpkins@highpointarts.org

or mail to:

PO Box 5526
High Point, NC 27262.

No telephone inquiries please. The anticipated start date for this position is May 1, 2014.

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PlayMakers Repertory – Finance Assistant

 
PlayMakers is a professional theatre located on the campus of UNC. We produce 6 shows on our mainstage and 3 on our second stage as well as holding a Summer Youth Conservatory. As a member of the League of Resident Theatre (LORT) we seek to bring high quality art to campus to enhance the academic experience and engage our community.

PlayMakers is currently seeking a finance assistant to perform day to day transactions and support PlayMakers accounting tech and general manager. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Creating check requests: paying bills as requested by departments and ensuring that they are being paid with proper internal coding, setting up vendors as needed, receiving approvals and in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Paying independent contractors: paying individuals for their services as requested by departments and ensuring that they are being paid with proper internal coding, approvals and in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Reconciling Petty Cash Advances: using PlayMakers internal coding procedures.
  • Preparing transaction listings for accounting tech.
  • Preparing journal entries: as requested by accounting tech or general manager for interdepartmental transfers, correcting funding sources or various other needs.
  • Support work for management staff as needed.

To apply please go to: http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/40949

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity employer.

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Blowing Rock Art and History Museum – Exhibitions and Collections Manager

 
The Blowing Rock Art and History Museum seeks a qualified professional for the position of Exhibitions and Collections Manager to manage its permanent collection and to oversee changing exhibitions. Responsibilities include:

  • Scheduling and maintaining exhibition calendars
  • Overseeing the installation and deinstallation of exhibitions
  • Working with a team to produce designs for exhibitions
  • Cataloging and caring for the Museum’s permanent collection
  • Managing all incoming and outgoing loans and documentation
  • Implementing and following budgets for exhibitions

Education: Undergraduate degree from a recognized college or university in museum studies with a preferred specialization in collection and exhibition management or arts-related field.

Experience: At least three years’ experience working in a museum or arts-related organization as a collections manager and/or exhibitions manager or a combination of education and experience equivalent to these requirements.

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills: Demonstrable experience in exhibition design, carpentry, gallery lighting and installation. Must have professional training in proper art handling procedures, packing and shipping methods, conservation policies, collection databases (specifically File Maker Pro) and standard museum practices. Must be computer knowledgeable and have excellent planning and organizational skills, ability to manage time and multiple projects, and be adept at meeting strict deadlines.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Please submit RESUME and COVER LETTER to:

The Blowing Rock Art and History Museum
Executive Director
P.O. Box 828
Blowing Rock, NC 28605

Deadline: April 11, 2014

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Artsplosure – Marketing and Promotions Manager

 
Artsplosure is Raleigh’s non-profit art and cultural events production studio. Each member of the Artsplosure team is a curator, a collaborator and a risk-taker dedicated to fulfilling our mission of bringing cultural experiences to the community we serve. The Marketing and Promotions Manager must have a passion for the visual and performing arts and an ability to translate that passion into an engaging marketing and communications strategy for the organization and its events. Beyond the specific requirements outlined below, we are looking for someone who will bring creativity, energy and originality to the team. The Marketing and Promotions Manager reports to the Executive Director.

The Marketing and Promotions Manager is responsible for maintaining and enhancing Artsplosure’s positive reputation in the community, particularly in support of the organization’s earned revenue and sponsorship programs. The Marketing and Promotions Manager is responsible for maintaining the consistency of the new Artsplosure brand identity and finding strategic ways to build our brand awareness. On a timely basis, the Marketing and Promotions Manager will plan, implement and evaluate:

  • Cost-effective advertising, public relations, promotional and social media campaigns in support of Artsplosure festivals and revenue generating efforts, including admission and ticket sales, special fundraising events, and sponsorship solicitations.
  • A media sponsorship campaign.

Specific duties include but are not limited to:

  • Actively manage Artsplosure’s websites and social media presence, including its mobile app, Facebook and Twitter.
  • Serve as chief author of Artsplosure’s festival-specific marketing and informational materials, including collateral pieces, in particular festival program guides, media releases and alerts, and print advertisements.
  • Act as liaison to advertising agency in the design and production of all collateral materials and print and broadcast media campaign.
  • Act as liaison to festival sign and banner design and production vendor.
  • Solicit and negotiate festival media sponsorships.
  • Serve as media liaison prior to and during festivals, including: (1) preparing media kits; (2) distributing radio and television promotional spots to media sponsors; (3) working with media representatives to ensure high-profile editorial support in advance of each festival.
  • Manage audience research initiatives; prepare audience demographic report in a timely manner.
  • Solicit media affidavits in a timely manner and prepare initial draft of festival after-action report.
  • Manage the distribution of festival collateral materials, especially posters and festival programs.
  • Assist with festival site design, program planning and logistical details on an as needed basis.
  • Serve as the Executive and Program Directors’ chief copy editor.
Minimal Requirements

The ideal candidate should possess:

  • A bachelor’s degree
  • 2 – 5 years of relevant experience
  • Graphic design skills
  • Computer and website-management literate (Macintosh OS, WordPress, Word, Excel, Database software)
  • Excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills
  • An organized and professional style; self-directed and adept at multi-tasking; and commitment to Artsplosure’s mission and a career in arts management.
Salary

Commensurate with experience.

To Apply

The position will remain open until filled. The initial review of applications will consist of applications received by March 28, 2014.

Send resume and cover letter addressing relevant experience, interest in the position, salary expectations, and contact information for at least three references to:

Search Committee
Artsplosure
P.O. Box 391,
Raleigh, NC 27602

Or via email to rmlowder@artsplosure.org.

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The Light Source, Inc. – Customer Service Representative/Inside Salesperson

 
The Light Source, Inc., a leading manufacturer of theatrical lighting and accessories, is hiring for a Customer Service Representative/Inside Salesperson.

Successful candidates should have some technical theatre experience, preferably in lighting or rigging, be proficient with MS Office, Outlook and other basic office software, have good phone skills and be willing to work in a fast-paced environment. Position is in office, weekdays 8AM-5PM. Very little travel required, if any. AutoCAD and Vectorworks proficiency a plus but not required. Salary commensurate with experience.

Interested candidates should email resume to John Hartness, Sales Manager, at:
jhartness@thelightsource.com.

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American Dance Festival – Technical Director

 
Works as part of the ADF production team for the 35-plus performances in the 2014 American Dance Festival in Durham, NC. Reports to the ADF Production Director. Dates of employment are June through July 2014.

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and three references to adf@americandancefestival.org.

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Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County –
Vice President of Facilities and Operations

 
This is a senior level management position with principal duties related to management of the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts, the Hanesbrands Theatre and related development surrounding the developing Arts Campus and Spruce Street corridor. This will include all oversight of facilities and maintenance staff, contracts, operational issues and oversight of strategic development of the Milton Rhodes Center as an active and vibrant community arts center for Greater Winston-Salem. This position will be a direct report to the President and CEO.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

Management of Arts Council Facilities

  • Oversee operations of Arts Council Facilities including: Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts, Hanesbrands Theatre and MRCA Parking.
  • Hiring and oversight of Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts and Hanesbrands Theatre managerial and operational staff-including budgeting, accounts payable and receivable, event contracts and rental, theatrical productions and ticket sales.
  • Coordinate all insurance policies.
  • Negotiate and supervise all maintenance and service agreements and contracts.
  • Work with Director of Marketing to develop and expand marketing strategies and plans for the facilities- including website, ticketing and other.
  • Staff Liaison to United Arts on Coliseum Foundation Board, a joint endeavor with United Way that owns and manages the assets and land at the Hanes Community Center
  • Staff Liaison to Coliseum Theatre Association for Performing Arts, triple net lease agency that manages day to day of the Arts Council Theatre.
  • Staff Liaison to Rhodes Center for the Arts Downtown/Facilities for the Arts on Spruce

Foundation Board. Goals and Projects

  • Review and standardize all facility and rental policies including review of facility rental rates and opportunities within the market.
  • Work with recommendations of recent facilities audit to prioritize modifications that will make the center more useable, efficient and flexible.
  • Work to complete conversion of recommended spaces into multiuse flexible arts spaces maximizing use ( 6 months).
  • Align and build cases for consolidated operations and shared services model where appropriate.
  • Increase general use of the space to become an active community based center as well as an events based center.

Community Building

  • Help to align strategies and opportunities to successfully increase activity around the downtown center as well as help build the case for cultural clustering and future arts infrastructure development.
  • Work to build greater partnerships with arts, community and civic groups to build greater use and stronger collaborative opportunities for the Arts Council and the facilities.
To Apply

Interested and qualified applicants please send a cover letter and resume electronically to:

Jim Sparrow, President and CEO of the Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County
at jsparrow@intothearts.org

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Thomas S. Kenan Institue for the Arts – Director of Finance and Grants

 
The Thomas S. Kenan Institute for the Arts is a creative think-and-do take affiliated with the University of North Carolina School of the Arts committed to promoting creative leadership and innovation in the arts through partnerships, programs, and initiatives.

The Director of Finance and Grants of the Thomas S. Kenan Institute for the Arts (TSK Institute) reports to the Executive Director and is responsible for managing the financial, operational and legal aspects of all TSK Institute operations and programs.

Description of Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Management and oversight of recordkeeping, reporting, planning and analysis of a complex annual budget in excess of $1,000,000
  • Recordkeeping – Responsibility for account reconciliation, operational expenses, program expenditures, annual allocations from the Kenan Fund and all income from other sources. Liaison with the North Carolina School of the Arts financial services office, including budget, purchasing, accounts payable, and cashier in all business activities of the TSK Institute. Responsibility for financial recordkeeping system consistent with both the UNCSA Foundation Office, UNCSA chart of accounts (Banner financial system) and the TSK Institute program and operating budgets.
  • Reporting – Regular expense to budget reports and cash-flow reports to Executive Director, Associate Director, TSK Board of Advisors, UNCSA Board of Trustees on overall financial activity. Detail reports on individual projects to Executive Director, Associate Director and project directors
  • Legal – Negotiation and monitoring of independent contracts and contracts for bid. Interpreting UNCSA and state policies as they relate to TSK policies and activities, in consultation with UNCSA legal counsel.
  • Planning and analysis – Budget projections, expense and income analysis to the Executive Director, Associate Director, TSK Institute Board of Advisors and all project directors
  • Attend offsite budget, legal and financial meetings as needed with the Executive Director and/or Associate Director
  • Under Executive Director supervision, works closely with the Associate Director in the implementation of projects through regular communication and reporting
  • Observe, trouble-shoot and problem-solve as needed to ensure smooth operation with the various projects and programs
  • Provide supervision for additional administrative staff and consultants on a per project basis
  • Provide direction to assigned projects/project directors to create professional and effective programming in development (proposal and budget development), implementation (logistics, contracts and marketing), and follow-up (reporting, evaluation, transition to self-sufficiency)
    Research and problem solving for assigned projects and programs as needed
  • Preparation of reports on project activities to the TSK Institute for the Arts Board of Advisors, the North Carolina School of the Arts administration, the University of North Carolina administration and other funding agencies
  • Grant development, preparation and follow-up on behalf of TSK Institute programs in cooperation with the UNCSA Advancement Office, including writing and budget development, coordination of multiple applications, and interim and final reports to donors, including the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), the North Carolina Arts Council (NCAC), the US Department of Education, and other foundations and corporations
  • Monitor contracts for TSK services, including fees for performances or other services, ticket sales and other earned income
  • Tracking and monitoring the use of outside funds to ensure compliance with donor guidelines, including state and federal regulations

For More Info or to Apply, go to: https://employment.uncsa.edu

Search for the position using the following criteria:
Classification Title: Director of Budget – Thomas S. Kenan Institue for the Arts
Working Title: Director of Finance and Grants
Department: Kenan Institute for the Arts

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Turchin Center for the Visual Arts(ASU) – Curator

 
The Turchin Center for the Visual Arts seeks a curator to provide collaborative leadership and vision in support of the center’s mission. The Turchin Center is celebrating its tenth anniversary as Appalachian State University’s home for exhibition and education programs featuring a blend of new and historically important artwork by regional, national and international artists. The center’s work is guided by the following core beliefs: the arts play vital roles in the development of creative and critical potential, and in experiencing, interpreting, understanding, recording and shaping culture; the arts have an important positive impact on our local and regional economy; interaction with the arts enriches the lives of the participants through experiences that are both educational and therapeutic, and builds an audience that recognizes the cultural and personal importance of the arts; the center should be an accessible place to investigate art’s roles by implementing programs that engender and strengthen the Appalachian community’s participation in and ownership of the arts, and an emphasis is placed on partnerships with the university’s academic areas and with key local education, social service, and economic agencies; the center should be a key regional educational and cultural resource that offers a dynamic space and programs where participants experience and incorporate the power and excitement of the visual arts into their lives, and; programs of the center should reflect the diversity of the world around us through the presentation of regional, national and international artists of significance.

The person in this position is engaged heavily in original scholarship and creative research. She/he will engage in all aspects of program development including: exhibition research and planning, commissioning works/site-specific proposals, interfacing with artists and lenders to research, curate and secure artworks; writing; working with chief curator and support team to develop installation design plans; assisting in the development and design of graphics and gallery materials; collaborating on the development of education and outreach programs; working with the registrar and collections manager to coordinate the exhibition of works from the center’s permanent collection; assisting the director in establishing policy related to long-range goals and strategic advancement; serving as the spokesperson as delegated by the director, and; assisting in providing financial management for programs, which could include generating significant funding from outside agencies; and other duties as requested.

The successful candidate will thrive in a team environment and embrace the opportunities associated with working for a visual arts center with a small staff that embraces a big vision. Job requirements include: five – seven years of curatorial experience; an M.A. or higher in art history or related area; five years experience in museum administration or with a curatorial management team; extensive knowledge of international contemporary art, art history, and theory; demonstrated ability to work comfortably in a research environment and to make connections with faculty; superior public speaking ability; demonstrated excellence in writing and editing; ability to create and manage project budgets, work with artists in a residency situation, assist in the creation of new works, and actively and effectively engage in fund-raising and cultivation activities; and excellent leadership and management skills, including the ability to work well within a team. We are seeking an entrepreneurial-minded individual who is looking to work in team approach to evolve a strategic programmatic vision for reaching ambitious growth goals while creatively solving problems. Must be a well-organized self-starter who is tactful, detail-oriented, innovative, discreet, and capable of working under pressure and meeting deadlines.

Appalachian State University is committed to equality of education opportunity and does not discriminate against applicants, students, or employees on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identify and expression, veteran status, political affiliation, creed, age, disability, genetic information or sexual orientation. Appalachian also actively promotes diversity among students and employees. Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Individuals with disabilities may request accommodations in the application process by contacting Steven Eichner, search committee chair, at (828) 262-6825 or eichnersa@appstate.edu. Any offer of employment to a successful candidate will be conditioned upon the University’s receipt of a satisfactory criminal background report. Documentation of identity and employability of the applicant will be required before the hiring process can be finalized.

Please send cover letter, C.V., writing samples, and other relevant materials to ua­applications@appstate.edu.

To view this listing on the Appalachian State University website, go to: http://hrs.appstate.edu/employment/epa-jobs/891

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Penland School of Crafts – Internships

 

Painting/Drawing and Textiles Studio Intern

The Painting/Drawing and Textiles Studio Intern provides studio support while learning about studio management and arts administration at a non-profit craft school. This un-paid position allows the intern to gain valuable knowledge and experience in studio support which includes safety procedures, equipment maintenance, ordering and tracking class supplies and working closely with studio assistants and instructors. The internship is a full time (40 hour per week) position starting May 12, 2014 and ending September 5, 2014.

http://penland.org/about/job_intern6.html
 

Print, Letterpress, Books and Papermaking Studio Internship

The Print, Letterpress, Books and Papermaking Intern provides studio support for three areas while learning about studio management and arts administration at a non-profit craft school. This un-paid position allows the intern to gain valuable knowledge and experience in studio support which includes safety procedures, equipment maintenance, ordering and tracking supplies, and working closely with studio assistants and instructors. The internship is a full time (40 hour per week) position from May 12 – September 5, 2014.

http://penland.org/about/job_intern5.html
 

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Durham Arts Council – Theater Operations Manager/Technical Director

Durham Arts Council, a leading arts agency in North Carolina, seeks a Theater Operations Manager/Technical Director. This is a full time, hourly position with benefits, with weekly schedule driven by client volume and event scheduling requirements. This position will also handle general maintenance and repair duties in the theatre and assist with other facility duties as time allows.

This key position coordinates venue bookings with the Assistant Manager of Facility Sales, and provides leadership and management for the operation, maintenance, and care of DAC’s newly renovated 200-seat PSI Theatre and other venues, support spaces and related technical equipment in the building. Must be knowledgeable in operating sound (Yamaha LS-9 Digital board), lighting (ETC-ION lighting system), lighting design, projection and A/V equipment. Must be customer service oriented with the ability to work well with both experienced and inexperienced theater clients. Prior technical operation experience and experience working with clients required, with a minimum of three (3) years experience in a comparable venue. College degree in related field preferred.

Position reports to the Director of Facilities and Visitor Services.

Qualified applicants should send resume and cover letter to:

Director of Facilities and Visitor Services
Durham Arts Council, Attn: Theater position
120 Morris Street
Durham, NC 27701

E-mail applications to: jkershaw@durhamarts.org

Applications accepted until position is filled. No calls or visits, please.

DAC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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