Jobs in the Arts
Updated November 1, 2017
The Arts Council provides these regional job listings as a service to the community and is not responsible for the content or deadlines. Job listings are free and open to all arts organizations, educational institutions and creative businesses. AA/EOE
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Arts Council of Greater New Haven
Job Title: P/T Advertising Sales Representative
Email cover letter and resume to: Marketing Director, firstname.lastname@example.org
Responsibilities: Generate sales for the monthly arts community and events newspaper and digital business. Servicing and growing key accounts and maximizing opportunities for the publication, website, and all digital products. Identify customer needs, provide value for our products and services, effectively close and acquire new local and/or national accounts. Prepare strategic sales communications and presentations for both print and digital platforms, including social media opportunities. Develop industry-based knowledge and understanding including circulation, audience, readership, etc. Seeking potential clients via cold-calling, networking, social media, and in-person visits (where applicable) on a national and international level. Continuous follow-up to build strong relationships and management of accounts. Secure signed contracts. Secure payment for all signed contracts. Compensation based on experience. Commission based, no retainer.
Skills Required: The ideal candidate is an enthusiastic, highly motivated self-starter with media advertising sales experience that can strategically target active and prospective businesses to advertise in a niche print and digital platform. Ability to prospect, develop strong strategic relationships, and close business deals. Ability to follow directions and sales processes from management. Minimum 2 years of sales experience. Exceptional verbal and written communication skills. Tech savvy, with working experience with Microsoft Office Suite and Google Drive Applications. Candidates must be self-motivated, creative, and must have a passion for business and helping others. Have a college degree or equivalent industry experience. Ability to work effectively as part of a team and independently. Work ethic and integrity are requirements.
Connecticut Gay Men’s Chorus
Job Title: Emcee
Email bio and video to: email@example.com
Responsibilities: Emcee for its monthly Bingomania fundraiser, held in New Haven, CT one Saturday night per month, year-round. The emcee, a paid position, shares in event planning and publicity in collaboration with CTGMC staff. The emcee position entails following an established timeline allowing for conduct of bingo games, interspersed with audience interaction and contests devised by the emcee.
Skills Required: This event is audience centered and the focus is on fun. The Bingomania audience is diverse-gay and straight, young and old, families and singles. Essentially unscripted, a demonstrated ability in improv/comedy is necessary. PG/R-rated humor is the accepted norm, though we are very careful not to offend. Prospective hosts are invited to participate in an upcoming Bingomania on November 18, where several candidates will be invited to host a segment of the evening’s activities under the direction of long time host, Miss Joan Crawford. If unfamiliar with Bingomania!, visit www.facebook.com/missjoancrawford. We’re open to any type of “larger-than-life” characters, including but not limited to drag.
Eugene O’Neill Theater Center
Job Title: Director of Development
Email cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to: Charles Owens, Executive Search Consultant, Resonate Search Group, firstname.lastname@example.org, indicating “O’NEILL DEVELOPMENT” in the subject line
Application Deadline: November 30, 2017.
Responsibilities: The successful planning and execution of an annual and strategic development plan, ensuring optimal resources to serve the mission, programs, and operations of the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center. Major tasks include the successful organization, tracking, and completion of the annual campaign and membership program, timely management of grant activities, and oversight of fundraising events, in conjunction with department staff. The Director of Development will be expected and required to attend all major O’Neill events, be a regular presence during our summer performances, and take a leadership role in identification and cultivation of donors.
Skills Required: 3 or more years of development experience demonstrating success in multiple facets of fundraising (annual campaigns, major gifts, institutional giving, special events, etc.), preferably in a performing arts or other cultural environment. Bachelor’s degree highly recommended. Endowment or capital campaign experience highly desirable. Strong capacity for organization, keeping sensitive donor information secure and filed appropriately. Salesforce/PatronManager; MS Office, Google Apps suite. Should be able to balance multiple projects simultaneously, using judgment to determine priorities, and successfully moving multiple high-priority projects forward together. Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the best course of action. Interfacing with O’Neill constituents with a focus on excellent customer service and stewardship. Comfort with public speaking, fluency with mission, and ease and elegance in written communication. Ability to work independently. Director of Development is expected to be respectful and represent the O’Neill in such interactions, maintaining confidentiality of sensitive information. Must be comfortable in a fast-paced, results oriented environment. A passion for the performing arts and a commitment to the mission of the O’Neill and the advancement of American theater. Ability to work nights and weekends, especially during the concentrated period of special events and performances in the spring and summer months. Ability to travel for Board of Trustee meetings, donor cultivation and solicitation, and special events – including frequent domestic and occasional international travel. Personal transportation required.
Job Title: Theatrical Wigs & Hair Stylist
Email cover letter, resume and list of three references to: Mark Adam Rampmeyer, resident Hair and Make Up Designer, email@example.com
Responsibilities: Hair/wig changes during performances, assisting the wardrobe department with quick changes, and performing maintenance on all wigs & facial hair.
Skills Required: Applicants must have a knowledge of period hair styling on both wigs & performers. Professional theatrical experience in running quick changes and backstage tracking involving wigs, facial hair, and costumes is a must.
Job Title: Wardrobe Assistant
Email cover letter, resume, availability, and list of three references to: Cindy Kubala, Costume Director, Goodspeed Musicals, firstname.lastname@example.org
Responsibilities: Fall production of “A Connecticut Christmas Carol”. Assisting with load-in and strike, dressing and quick changes, and costume maintenance.
Skills Required: Preferred candidates would be available starting November 13, 2017, and have experience working on full scale musicals.
Job Title: Subscriptions Manager
Email cover letter, resume and references to: Todd Brandt, Associate Director of Marketing, email@example.com
Responsibilities: Oversee all facets of subscriber services. Primary responsibilities include teaching and engendering superior customer relations skills to the customer service representatives; leading the administration of subscription packages in the box office software; and serving as chief liaison between the Box Office and Marketing regarding subscriptions.
Skills Required: Ideal candidates will have a bachelor’s degree and 3 years experience in a performing arts box office working with a ticketing database, preferably Tessitura.
Job Title: Run Crew
Email cover letter, resume and references to: Charles S. Freitag, Associate Production Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org
Responsibilities: Stage rigging, scenery shifting, operating spot light, props tracking, and scene shop carpentry. Employment is on a per show basis. Pay is hourly with overtime paid after 40 hours.
Skills Required: Applicants should have previous professional back stage experience, programing or audio experience a plus. Must be able to lift heavy equipment and scenery, and be comfortable working on ladders and elevated platforms.
Neighborhood Music School (New Haven)
Job Title: Grant Writer (contractual, part-time)
Email resume and writing samples to: Crystal Neuhauser, Director of Philanthropic Partnerships, email@example.com
Responsibilities: Prepare letters of intent, grant proposals; narrative sections of government funding applications and funder reports. Maintain a strong working knowledge of available funding opportunities, develop both new and existing relationships and conduct prospect research. Oversee master grants calendar, track grant deadlines and maintain development electronic and paper files. Develop and maintain a strong working knowledge of the work of Neighborhood Music School and its mission and programs.
Skills Required: B.A. or B.S. Minimum of three years of successful grant writing experience in a nonprofit environment, with a proven record of securing grants from varied sources. Outstanding research, writing, editing and oral communications skills. Strong attention to detail and ability to work under tight deadlines. Outstanding time management and project management skills. Ability to work independently and collaboratively. Proficiency in Microsoft Office; familiarity with Raiser’s Edge a plus. Proficiency in the use of standard foundation research and online submission tools. Familiarity with local and regional non-profit funders preferred.
Shoreline School of Art and Music (Branford)
Job Title: P/T After School/Evening Teachers
Send CV to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Requirements: Experience preferred but not required
Simsbury Meadows Performing Arts Center
Job Title: Executive Director
Email letter and resume to: David Ryan, Chairman, email@example.com
Responsibilities: The Executive Director is a new position. It is responsible for all aspects of SMPAC’s operations including execution of the strategic plan, budgeting, event planning and programming, financial management, venue and event operations, implementation of the long term site plan, fundraising and development, marketing, and staff and volunteer management. As noted above, SPAC’s board committees will play active roles supporting the Executive Director in each of these areas. The Executive Director develops and manages key relationships with Board participation and support. The Executive Director reports to the Chairman of the SPAC board of directors.
Skills Required: Broad experience in regional performing arts institutions including senior roles that provided insights into all aspects of successful arts organizations. The successful candidate will have a particularly strong track record in venue program planning and implementation, fundraising, relationship building, and budgeting. This successful candidate will be a self-starter and behave in an entrepreneurial manner. The successful candidate will have earned a bachelor’s degree or better in a field related to arts administration. Facility management skills; Excellent oral and written communication skills; Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills; Strong negotiation and consensus building skills; Strong planning, organizing, project management and problem solving skills; Demonstrated leadership by example; Strong management skills including willingness to roll up sleeves to help with tasks as necessary; Ability to wear multiple hats, adapt to change, and multi-task; Strong public speaking skills; Technologically adept including use of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel software.
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