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June 23, 2021

Employer: The Art Institute of Chicago Expires: 07/31/2021 Position SummaryThe Associate Director, Alumni Engagement works closely with the Executive Director, Alumni & Donor Engagement to develop, coordinate, and implement programming and campaigns to foster alumni of the School of the Art Institute (SAIC) into lifetime engagement and philanthropy with the School. ResponsibilitiesAlumni Engagement Programming & Regional Group ManagementManage all regional alumni groups by providing support in planning, promoting, and implementing a variety of events and strategic alumni engagement programming. Help to establish affinity-based alumni groups, to strengthen the overall student and alumni support network.Recruit, train, and support volunteer leadership for alumni regional groups. Manage and update Regional Alumni Leader Guide and website, including guidelines, roles, and resources for current and prospective regional alum leaders.Create opportunities for meaningful engagement for alums with current and prospective students, and develop programming to engage alums through volunteer efforts in partnership with Parent & Family Philanthropy, Career and Professional Experience (CAPX), Student Life, and Undergraduate and Graduate Admissions, among others.Partner with Advancement team members and campus partners to develop and promote alumni engagement programming (e.g. panel discussions, practical skills workshops, distinguished alumni lectures)Establish greater alignment and enthusiasm with student groups, such as student government and affinity groups, to integrate and connect alumni and students; creating a culture of alumni engagement during the student experience and visibility to ensure successful transition from student to active alumni.Communications, Outreach & Portfolio ManagementManage a portfolio of 50-75 alumni leaders and prospects to build a pipeline of experiential, volunteer, and philanthropic engagement.Evaluate engagement opportunities and target populations that directly support School priorities for enrollment, career outcomes and development in order to meet/exceed annual alumni engagement metrics. Monitor engagement metrics and maintain accurate data and projections.Create awareness for School philanthropic priorities and how alumni engagement intersects with potential giving. Partner with Advancement colleagues to identify and cultivate potential alumni prospects through volunteer leadership and engagement opportunities.Produce the quarterly alumni newsletter, and partner with colleagues in Advancement and Marketing & Communications to draft event invitations and other communications throughout the academic year.Daily OperationsManage one or more student workers, who assist with daily communications, social media, and project-based alumni engagement work.Manage the central alumni engagement email account, responding to inquiries by alumni, internal stakeholders, and advancement colleagues.Manage the SAIC Alumni social media presence (e.g. Instagram and Facebook).Use the donor and alumni database, Raiser’s Edge, to account for alumni visit and contact activity, as well as event attendee data tracking.This position requires occasional evening and weekend work to support alumni programming and events, and has the potential for limited travel to strengthen alumni engagement nationally and globally.QualificationsBachelor’s degree required.Minimum three years of professional work experience in higher education or other non-profit fundraising, alumni relations, volunteer management, board management and/or engagement events.Minimum of two years of experience managing volunteers, alumni or similar constituent group is preferred.Demonstrated skill and knowledge of, or ability to learn quickly, the internal workings of the School as well as the technology tools available to the Office of Advancement, including Raiser’s Edge (the School’s Donor Relationship Management System), Microsoft Office, and Google Suite.Strong writing and project management skills required.***Please submit a cover letter along with a resume (as one attachment when uploading)***The Art Institute of Chicago is an equal opportunity, equal access employer fully committed to achieving a diverse and inclusive workplace.

May 10, 2021

Employer: Marty Gottlieb Photography Expires: 08/31/2021 Photo studio with a focus on women in the fitness industry and located in Hoboken NJ is looking for two paid interns for the summer. This is an excellent opportunity to learn the basics of shooting professional photos and running a photography business. General responsibilities will be to assist in the following:* Production Assistant during photoshoots* Setup and breakdown for photoshoots* Constructing and painting sets for photoshoots* Building props * Update website * Adhere to CDC and other guidelines for health and safety.* Other duties as they may arise in the studioYou can see my work on Instagram www.instagram.com/martygottlieb/This length of this position may be extended depending on need, performance, and interest.

June 22, 2021

Employer: RWS Entertainment Group Expires: 07/30/2021 RWS CURRENTLY CASTING FOR MOREY'S PIERS & HERSHEYPARKThe award-winning RWS Entertainment Group is currently casting for a variety of roles at Morey's Piers and Beachfront Water Park. All the roles we are currently casting for are to create immaculate guest experiences at parks. It is for immersive and experiential entertainment as well as operations - come be at the cutting edge of evolution in the entertainment industry! We want to build these positions WITH you - if you're creative, and willing to play, apply! This could be your first step into a long career with RWS through parks, cruise ships, even Broadway! See below for details.Morey's Piers & Beachfront Water ParkWe are seeking dynamic personalities to spend the summer at the beach on the Jersey Shore, bringing the party! At Morey's Piers, we are bringing entertainment to unexpected places. We especially want to highlight YOU in building the entertainment - any special skills you have are more than welcome! Experience with improv and immersive/experiential performing is a plus but not a requirement. Certain roles require performer to be comfortable on microphone. Special skills such as magic, juggling, comedy, character acting, photography, sports, social media marketing, emceeing, etc. are a huge plus. Experience in Food Service is a plus. HersheyparkWhat could be better than spending the summer at the sweetest place on earth? We are hiring for several roles at Hersheypark, to bring sweet smiles on and off stages.Must be comfortable interacting with all ages (children to adults), speaking publicly, hosting attractions, and directing groups. Experience with improv and immersive/experiential performing is a plus but not a requirement. Contract Details:8 - 12 week opportunities, with rolling start dates!$684/week minimumHousing provided at no additional cost (including utilities and WiFi)Bring a friend along, and you can work & room with them all summer!Employee discounts and perks onsite!Travel stipendAnd more.... we really mean it!

June 21, 2021

Employer: Lousso Designs Inc. Expires: 07/20/2021 The Administrative Assistant will join our front office team which focuses on organizing our custom upholstery production and interior design. This is a perfect position for a recent grad looking for an opportunity to work in the design industry. We offer a great chance to develop experience with room to grow here at Lousso Designs Inc.Responsibilities:-Assist in the preparation of work orders-Help clients design their space-Prepare quotes, invoices and PO’s for small orders-Assist with quotes, invoices and PO’s for large projects-Assist with project paperwork-Assist with presentation preparation-Answer and direct incoming phone calls-Monitor sales status, manufacturing timeline and delivery schedule-Request, receive and apply payments in Quickbooks-Monitor and assist with order and shipping process and communication-After sales follow up-Maintain sample libraries and cataloguesWhat we’re looking for…-Required knowledge and proficiency in Photoshop, Microsoft Office, Google Suite, experience with Quickbooks a plus-Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal-Ability to work under and stick to deadlines-Comfort with self-directed learning and a can-do attitude-A high level of energy and attention to detail-Eye for design-Entrepreneurial mindset with the ability to find new efficiencies in workflow

June 20, 2021

Employer: Actors Theatre Workshop Expires: 01/01/2022 Check with your Internship Coordinator BEFORE accepting to determine how you might do this internship for credit.The Actors Theatre Workshop is an award-winning non-profit theatre, community center and educational institution that teaches innovative educational techniques and theatre principles to adults and children. Since 1990, ATW has flourished as an artistic leader in the field, producing award-winning educational programs and productions that develop individual potential, create tangible change and liberate the talents and abilities in people from all walks of life. We are currently seeking a social media savvy volunteer who can take our online presence to the next level. In this role, candidates will help optimize our social media and content strategy to increase followership and improve engagement across all of our social media platforms. Candidates should be self-motivated, personable, able to work in a fast-paced environment. Duties will include: Developing a weekly and monthly digital content calendar for Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts, working closely with other teams to create integrated messagingWorking on the design and execution of social media campaignsCreating and distributing content such as blogs, infographics, videos and press releases on social media and traditional news outlets Engaging with our social media communityAnalyzing social media engagement to identify high-performing ideas and campaigns for scalabilityDoing Influencer OutreachExpertise in the following is preferred: Facebook AnalyticsCMS systems, like HootsuiteCommunications and writing skillsThe Social Media volunteer will have the opportunity to be guided by ATW’s Director of Branding and Marketing. Together they will create a game plan to maximize traffic to all of ATW’s platforms and increase ATW’s general online presence. This is an excellent opportunity to help an established New York City arts institution while building valuable marketing skills for today’s digital world!

June 20, 2021

Employer: Actors Theatre Workshop Expires: 01/01/2022 Check with your Internship Coordinator BEFORE accepting to determine how you might do this internship for credit.The Actors Theatre Workshop is an award-winning non-profit theatre, community center and educational institution that teaches innovative educational techniques and theatre principles to adults and children. Since 1990, ATW has flourished as an artistic leader in the field, producing award-winning educational programs and productions that develop individual potential, create tangible change and liberate the talents and abilities in people from all walks of life. We are currently seeking a social media savvy intern who can take our online presence to the next level. In this role, candidates will help optimize our social media and content strategy to increase followership and improve engagement across all of our social media platforms. Candidates should be self-motivated, personable, able to work in a fast-paced environment. Duties will include: Developing a weekly and monthly digital content calendar for Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts, working closely with other teams to create integrated messagingWorking on the design and execution of social media campaignsCreating and distributing content such as blogs, infographics, videos and press releases on social media and traditional news outlets Engaging with our social media communityAnalyzing social media engagement to identify high-performing ideas and campaigns for scalabilityDoing Influencer OutreachExpertise in the following is preferred: Facebook AnalyticsCMS systems, like HootsuiteCommunications and writing skillsThe Social Media intern will have the opportunity to be guided by ATW’s Director of Branding and Marketing. Together they will create a game plan to maximize traffic to all of ATW’s platforms and increase ATW’s general online presence. This is an excellent opportunity to help an established New York City arts institution while building valuable marketing skills for today’s digital world!

June 18, 2021

Employer: Cleveland Public Theatre Expires: 07/07/2021 Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT) is hiring a Patron Services Manager who is a core part of the CPT staff and will make a meaningful contribution to life at CPT and our community impact.Review of candidates will begin immediately. To apply for the position, send an email to Caitie H. Milcinovic, Director of Organizational Advancement at caitiehm@cptonline.org by end of day Tuesday, July 6. Subject line should read: YOUR LAST NAME, Patron Services Manager. Your email should include two attachments: a resume, and a two-page cover letter giving examples of your related experiences and explaining why you are interested in this position. No phone calls, please.JOB DESCRIPTIONCPT is looking for an upbeat, charming, helpful person to elevate patrons’ CPT experience. The Patron Services Manager will report to the Director of Organizational Advancement through Pandemonium 2021, and thereafter to the Director of Audience Engagement & Media Relations. They are responsible for managing the Front of House team including 1 full-time staff member (the Patron Services Associate) and 6-9 part-time staffers (house managers, bartenders, and a parking attendant). This includes hiring, training, and scheduling, while managing day-to-day Front of House operations. The Patron Services Associate is a large support for this role. The Patron Services Manager must frequently exercise independent judgment, initiative, and the ability to re-prioritize competing responsibilities. Skillsets needed for this job include exceptional customer service, cash handling, knowledge of QuickBooks and financial reconciliations, comfort with technology including Microsoft Office, Adobe, and Customer Relations Management (CRM) databases, inventory management, forward-thinking, and planning, problem-solving in the moment, and event planning. Previous box office experience is required, and previous management experience is highly encouraged. Candidates fluent in Spanish and/or Arabic are especially desirable.Salary range is $34k to $38k based on work experience. Benefits include health insurance and paid time off. Anticipated start date is Monday, August 16.RESPONSIBILITIESHire and manage Front of House teamHire house managers, bartenders, and parking attendant for the upcoming seasonTrain new hires throughout the year, and do re-trainings for staff, as necessaryCreate monthly schedules and manage them for the Front of House teamSupport as a floor manager for box office, bar, and house management teams on performance nights and for special eventsContinue to grow and develop the Front of House departmentManage the box office and the Patron Services AssociateProvide clear information about our performances, organization, neighborhood, aesthetic, and missionSupport the Patron Services Associate with ticket sales by phone and in-person with patronsPrevent and resolve customer disputes to mutual satisfactionComplete box office reconciliations for every production, including royalties and splits Complete a monthly financial reconciliationManage bar, concessions, and receptionsMaintain organized spaces for bartenders to workManage and select bar inventoryManage and update bar signage and menusManage CRM ticketing and patron database (Spektrix)Set up all productions in the ticketing system, update and manage throughout the yearRun monthly meetings to discuss with fellow departments how to improve and make best use of our patron databaseContinually manage patron accounts with support of Patron Services AssociateManage artist memberships throughout the yearUse database for reporting and analytics, and assist fellow departments with reporting and analyticsManage and elevate the patron experienceCreate lobby layouts for performances and special eventsManage scheduling of first-aid trainings for staffManage patron accessibility needsAttend dress rehearsalsSchedule and facilitate pre-run Front of House meetings with multiple departmentsUpdate standard wayfinding signage for performancesDocument patron responses regarding pricing, amenities, parking, and other feedbackRegularly share impressions of patron satisfaction with supervisorAnticipate patron needs and concernsBe an active member in the execution of CPT special events, including:Board meetingsManage set up and cateringDark Room (monthly)Manage set up and strikeStation Hope (annually in May)Schedule and manage catering and Front of HouseSupport with volunteer management Support and manage night-of assignment for the event (roles can vary)Pandemonium (annually in September)Choose the wines for the event, and manage alcohol orderManage kitchen and bar set up for the eventSupport with parking and Celebrity Chef managementSupport with ticket sales for the eventSupport and manage on the night of the event (roles may vary), including strike Staff birthday celebrations Support general administrative functions including:Supporting incoming funds Managing ticket donation packets for other nonprofits as requestedMaintaining and cleaning of shared community spaces and staff tableclothsQUALIFICATIONSThe ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate the following:SkillsExceptional conversational skills, verbal expression, and warm attitudeWorking knowledge of Microsoft Office, including knowledge of ExcelExperience with ticketing software or use of CRM databases. Experience with our CRM platform (Spektrix) is a plus, but not required.Candidates fluent in Spanish and/or Arabic are especially desirableBasic knowledge of QuickBooks and accounting is a plusBasic knowledge of Square is a plusExperiencePrevious live theatre box office experience; box office management experience a plusPrevious retail or customer service experienceCash handling and cash drawer reconciliation experienceBachelor’s degree in accounting, performing arts, humanities, or related fields, or equivalent work experienceQualities and personalityA genuine interest in the arts and knowledge of live theatreEnjoy speaking with and helping the publicNatural curiosity in how things workAble to work efficiently and calmly in a fast-paced environmentAbility to multi-function, prioritize, and always keep busyAbility to focus on details and work with numbersEnergetic, enthusiastic, and always willing to pitch inOtherMust be able to lift and transport cases of beverages throughout a multi-level facilityIn addition to normal business hours, availability required to work most Monday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings (October through May)ABOUT THE CPT STAFFCPT cares passionately about reflecting our community and pursuing diversity at all levels of the organization. CPT has a demanding work environment with long, intense hours, but we have fun and love what we do. We value courage, integrity, representation, joy, respect, humanity, and challenging ourselves and each other to be our collective best. For applicants considering relocation to Cleveland: our city is an excellent community to live in with top-notch arts and culture, a vibrant theatre scene, beautiful public parks, a great lake, and affordable housing.ABOUT CLEVELAND PUBLIC THEATRECPT is a nationally recognized center for contemporary performance. Our mission is to raise consciousness and nurture compassion through groundbreaking theatre and life-changing education programs. CPT implements this mission through our theatrical season, featuring between 8-10 adventurous professional productions and a robust series of new play development programs that support writers and devisers at multiple points in the creative process. CPT’s acclaimed education programs engage communities in devising new works that speak to contemporary issues and empower participants to work for positive change in our community. CPT is home to resident community ensembles Teatro Público de Cleveland and Masrah Cleveland Al-Arabi, and CPT annually presents Station Hope, a large-scale community arts festival. CPT’s budget is around $1.8 million per year. CPT has 17 full-time staff members, and we are currently hiring 4 additional positions, for a total of 21 staff.CPT COVID-19 WORK POLICYStaff are required to work in-office at least 35 hours per week. On average there would be an additional 15 hours of work per week, with the option to work from home when the needs of the position allow. Unvaccinated employees are required to wear masks when in CPT facilities or when working with people under the age of 12.

June 17, 2021

Employer: Toledo Museum of Art Expires: 07/14/2021 Job Title:          Development Operations ManagerDepartment:    DevelopmentReports to:      Director of Development FLSA Status:    ExemptEmployment Status:  Full-Time Please submit applications directly on the Toledo Museum of Art website http://www.toledomuseum.org/jobs. Since our founding in 1901, the Toledo Museum of Art has earned a global reputation for the quality of our collection, our innovative and extensive education programs, and our architecturally significant campus. And thanks to the benevolence of its founders, as well as the continued support of its members, TMA remains a privately endowed, non-profit institution and opens its collection to the public, free of charge.  SUMMARYUnder the direction of the Director of Development, the Development Operations Manager is responsible for managing and optimizing organizational development processes to increase fundraising revenue. This position is responsible for the oversight, management, and integrity of the Customer Relations Management (CRM) database (Raiser's Edge), including donor demographic information, gift records, and market analysis and research. This position is also responsible for training and supporting staff, leading special database projects and will either be responsible for or have oversight of support staff in generating reports, queries, and mailing lists. Included in this focus area, the Development Operations Manager will also be responsible for the development of policies and procedures, including fund agreements and fund reporting, donor stewardship processes, and systems for prospecting, research, and pipeline development. Additionally, the Development Operations Manager serves as the primary liaison with the Finance Department and directly supervises the Development Services coordinator.  KEY ACCOUNTABILITIESOversees overall management of Raiser’s Edge, including collaboration with internal constituents such as Finance and Visitor Engagement.Develops and manages the internal systems of prospect identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship, with strong emphasis on major gifts prospect management, including but not limited to, portfolio management and tracking of proposals and goals.Oversees donor stewardship program and provides vision to ensure the systems, processes, and workflows to effectively steward donors across all areas of giving.Creates and maintains system policies and procedures that promote quality donor data and data integrity; takes proactive leadership in making system recommendations that promote efficient flow of donor information to appropriate users.Consults with Development staff to track and report on fundraising progress and donor trends.Oversees and coordinates gift processing and gift acknowledgement.Performs other duties as assigned or required. RELATIONSHIPSReports directly to the Director of Development and supervises Development Services coordinator, while working closely with the other members of the Development team. Works cross-functionally with other Museum areas, to include Visitor Experience, Finance, and Information Technology.  EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCEBachelor’s degree in Nonprofit Management, Marketing, Communications, or related field.Excellent knowledge and minimum 2 years’ experience with nonprofit Customer Relations Management systems and reporting SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE, COMPETENCIES, AND ABILITIESExperience in a fundraising office with an understanding of donor cultivation and solicitation a plus.Effective communication skills, particularly in drafting written policies and communications to donors.Proficiency with MS Office.Experience with donor database systems a plus.Basic accounting knowledge.Ability to research, collect, organizes, and analyze data.Ability to act with integrity and maintains confidentiality in all matters.Ability to work collaboratively in a team setting. WORK ENVIRONMENTStandard open office work environment shared with co-workers, with related phone, computer and printer noise. Position requires ability to operate a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as a calculator, copy machine, printer and phone system; ability to lift 35 pounds and to remain standing or walking for extended periods; hours may include some evenings and weekends as necessary.  The Toledo Museum of Art provides equal opportunity for employment and promotion to all qualified employees and applicants. No person shall be discriminated against in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status or condition protected by applicable federal or state statutes. The Museum is committed to maintaining an environment in which all employees are treated equitably and given the opportunity to achieve their full potential in the workplace. If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you may request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to access job openings or apply for a job on this site as a result of your disability. You can request reasonable accommodations by contacting Human Resources at jobs@toledomuseum.org or (567)-666-0387. 

June 16, 2021

Employer: Gallery 263 Expires: 07/02/2021 We invite New England-based artists to submit to Chasing Light, an online exhibition that highlights the importance and impact of the role of light in visual art. This show is juried by Leah Triplett Harrington, curator for Now + There and editor-at-large of Boston Art Review. This is a free call for art opportunity with no submission fee.Submission deadline: July 1, 2021Apply online: https://www.gallery263.com/artist-opportunities/chasing-light/

June 15, 2021

Employer: Peabody Essex Museum Expires: 08/06/2021 Are you passionate about museums, books, and good writing? The PEM Curatorial Department is looking for an enthusiastic intern with an interest in museum editorial to join our team. The intern will assist the Editor for Curatorial Initiatives on current PEM exhibition and publishing projects, including exhibition labels, exhibition and collection catalogues, digital publications, style guides, process guides, and more. They will have the opportunity to learn book and digital publishing processes broadly, and museum curatorial and interpretive editorial principles and processes in detail. As an active contributor to our team, the intern will fulfill a variety of tasks: copyediting, proofreading, fact-checking, bibliographic research, marketing copywriting, transcription, and more.Internship Qualifications:Undergraduate students with interest in publishing, media and communications, English studies, cultural studies, and/or the humanities are encouraged to apply. The position requires excellent writing, editorial, and presentation skills, specifically those related to writing about art, culture, and museums, and knowledge of The Chicago Manual of Style. Proficiency with Microsoft Office, in particular Word and Excel, is necessary and understanding of InDesign is valuable. The ideal applicant would be engaged, organized, detail-oriented, motivated, and comfortable managing multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment. Candidates must be able to communicate clearly, inclusively, and professionally with museum staff, researchers, visitors, and supporters.Office skills such as data entry and research capabilities as well as excellent organizational skills and the ability to work with confidential material are essential. This position will be conducted in the remote environment and students from across the U.S. are encouraged to apply.