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Events job opening at Columbia Museum of Art

Title: Special Events Assistant Reports to: Special Events Manager Purpose: To assist in managing and selling the museum’s facilities event rental program. (Ed. note: No application deadline was given.)
Responsibilities Primarily assists with event execution and planning: to include management of assigned events, client relations, and supervision of event staff. Handles administrative tasks including event inquiries, scheduling, contracts, and billing. Provides support for the Special Events Manager. Assists with sales to meet annual revenue goals for venue rentals and corporate memberships. Supervisory Duties

Supervise part-time event staff at specific events, as directed. Primary Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Administration (40% - 16 hours a week)

    • Assist Special Events Manager daily
    • Serve as one of two special event staff who are primary contacts for all event inquiries
    • As assigned, offer facility walkthroughs to potential clients
    • Work with Special Events Manager to plan every two-week work schedule
    • Communicate with clients throughout rental timeline in advance of deadlines for contracts, payments, walkthroughs, floorplans, and insurance documents; manage records on the shareddrive
    • Assist the Special Events Manager with admin and planning for internal events, including submitting check requests, purchase orders, and RFPs
    • Manage rental information forms, prepare for walkthroughs and meetings as necessary
    • Schedule event holds on the CMA master calendar, communicate with clients and update as 2-week hold comes to an end
    • Enter rentals and payments into group sales in database and update as necessary
    • Enter interactions and contacts into database in a timely manner

Events (40% - 16 hours a week)

    • Work a varying 40-hour week to cover day, night, and weekend events
    • Use quick problem solving to address client needs
    • Offer clients excellent customer service in all communications before, during, and after event
    • Manage specific events, including setup and breakdown, coordinate event timelines, and work with vendors and facilities/maintenance staff
    • Supervise part-time event staff and vendors as directed, at specific events or as part of an event managed by the special events manager
    • Work with the special events manager to train part-time event staff as needed
    • Manage inventory (including alcohol) before and after events, and monitor stock of event supplies
    • Record attendance numbers

Promoting, Selling, and Cultivating (20% - 8 hours a week)

    • Provide consistently excellent communication and customer service to clients
    • Attend internal and external meetings as deemed necessary or as assigned, and work as a team with other museum staff
    • Identify, research, and pitch new prospects for rentals and vendor or community partnerships, participate in cultivation and solicitation
    • Consider rental contacts, both inquiries and confirmed, for membership and donor cultivation
    • Meet goals for rental sales, sponsorships and corporate memberships each fiscal year
    • Attend community and networking events as necessary to build relationships and promote the museum

Job Type

This is a full-time, non-exempt position not to exceed 40 hours per week. Schedule varies, requiring flexibility, including an average of 2-4 evenings weekly and 2-3 weekends per month. Must be able to lift up to 50lbs, move furniture and equipment, reach, stand, and walk for extended hours.

Knowledge and Experience

Knowledge of facility operations, event planning, sales management, accounting, marketing, or administration helpful. Experience working as part of a team, strong verbal and written communication and customer service skills, and strong organization required.

Skills and Abilities

Be a positive, confident employee and an advocate for the museum. Interact with people from all backgrounds in a clear, courteous, and respectful way. Be a highly motivated team player who is enthusiastic and proactive, and who thrives in a very fast-paced environment. Should have a passion for the job and the museum, and be creative, innovative, agile, and vibrant. Possess a strong sense of urgency, priority, and follow-through. Maintain a consistently professional appearance. Work independently, anticipate needs, and manage multiple tasks and assignments simultaneously. Be able to work collegially with staff across departments to achieve common objectives. Discretion and sound judgment are required. Maintain the highest professional and ethical standards.

Applicants are asked to send your resume and cover letter to jdixon-mccray@columbiamuseum.org. (Ed. note: No application deadline was given.)

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Arts job opening in Lancaster

Coordinate LCCA projects and programs

Application deadline: Thursday, January 30, 2020
This is a full-time (30-40 hours) opportunity for a projects and programs professional at Lancaster County Council of the Arts, an established nonprofit in Lancaster. Responsible for forwarding the educational, economic and social mission of the arts in our community via marketing and promotion strategies (branding, social media), program development/execution and public relations.  Also coordinates functional components of community programs and fiscal strategies. Bachelor's degree or experience in similar role required. Please send cover letter, resume and references via either:

Mail

Executive Director Lancaster County Council of the Arts PO Box 613 Lancaster, SC 29721

Email

To lccadebbie@comporium.net

The deadline is January 30, 2020.

SCAC posts position with ‘Art of Community: Rural SC’ program

Apply now for the SCAC's new position

Application deadline: Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020, 11:59 p.m. ET
The South Carolina Arts Commission (SCAC) is seeking an initiative assistant to execute programs and services related to The Art of Community: Rural SC initiative by coordinating related events and activities, communications, media management, constituent services, and by performing a variety of administrative tasks.  The candidate will provide administrative support for service delivery benefiting the South Carolina Arts Commission (SCAC) in the following ways:
  • performing  clerical services that include but are not limited to: managing priority list of actions; typing, scanning, copying, and assembling documents; answering and directing calls; processing mail; arranging for supplies; preparing documents for meetings; taking meeting minutes; organizing data and files; managing media files; creating reports; maintaining and scheduling meeting rooms; setting-up and breaking-down for meetings; providing assistance at events and receptions; and handling logistics arrangements for travel;
  • attending all-staff meetings and/or weekly initiative meetings, as needed;
  • assisting with follow-up and post-project activities such as evaluations, assessments, acknowledgements, travel and expense reports;
  • communicating with Art of Community: Rural SC initiative constituents;
  • and more.
This position is classified as temporary/part-time, with up to 25 hours of work in a week. Pay is hourly. There is possibility of renewal dependent upon job performance and funding.
Preferred qualifications include a bachelor's degree* in arts, business, or public administration and experience in community development and/or project management (but are not required). Minimum qualifications and additional requirements include:
  • an associate's degree and two (2) years of experience in office administration or administrative support;
  • punctuality, regular attendance, and adherence to daily work schedule are essential. Overnight travel, evening, and weekend work is sometimes required, as well as light lifting and long periods of sitting;
  • the employee may be required to operate a state vehicle; must possess and maintain a valid S.C. driver's license;.
  • employment is contingent upon the results of a favorable reference check and a criminal background check, which includes information from the S.C. Law Enforcement Department (SLED).
*Degree must be from an institution of higher learning recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.
Pay rate and other details may be found by visiting the link below. Punctuality, regular attendance, and adherence to daily work schedule are essential. Overnight travel, evening, and weekend work is sometimes required, as well as light lifting and long periods of sitting. The South Carolina Arts Commission is an Equal Opportunity Employer actively committed to ensuring diversity. Please note application deadline of Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. ET. View the complete list of requirements and job duties and find out how to apply here.  

Richland Library wants fresh AiR for Spring 2020

Be library's artist-in-residence

Application deadline: Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019
Richland Library is taking applications for its Spring 2020 artist-in-residence position. The application deadline is Dec. 15, 2019. If you, or someone you know, is an artist, please consider this unique opportunity. The library is looking for:
  • experienced painters,
  • dancers,
  • sculptors,
  • musicians,
  • filmmakers,
  • photographers,
  • woodworkers,
  • or fine artists
who are ready to share their craft and passion with the Midlands. Created in 2015, the residency program gives artists, performers and makers of all types and disciplines the ability to work freely in their own studio space, share their works and artistic process with the community and provide learning opportunities and programs for library customers.
The selected artist will receive more than a title. You get:
  • Dedicated studio space. You’ll have full access to your own studio space as well as the Media and Fine Arts Studios and Woodshop at Richland Library Main.
  • A monthly stipend (and programming supplies)
  • To exhibit. Inspire, engage and enrich our customers with an exhibition of your work in The Gallery.
  • Staff support. Work closely with the library’s arts coordinator, marketing and digital strategy and community relations teams to create and promote programming.
In exchange, you are expected to give:
  • Studio time. Hold 20 open office hours/month and work in your studio as often as possible
  • Learning opportunities:
    • Collaborate with library staff on arts programming for the public and lead art programs.
    • Lead workshops for the public and/or staff.

If you’re interested in becoming an artist-in-residence, please fill out an application here: https://richlandlibrary.com/services/become-artist-residence The deadline to apply is midnight, Sunday, Dec. 15.

Arts jobs alert! New openings in Columbia, Spartanburg


Columbia | Nickelodeon Theatre

Communications Manager Application deadline: Nov. 30, 2019 The communications manager shapes the brand and voice and develops strategies to engage members, reach new audiences for the theatre and media education programs and raise the local and regional profile of the Indie Grits Festival. The Manager is responsible for the development, administration, coordination, and implementation of all elements of the marketing, public relations, publications, and advertising functions of the Columbia Film Society. This position requires a strong visual sensibility, excellent writing skills, and works closely with programming staff of the theatre and IG Labs and supervises the marketing coordinator. The communications manager reports to the executive director of the Columbia Film Society. This is a full-time, non-exempt position.
  • Schedule The work is performed in an office setting during regularly scheduled office hours, 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday-Friday. It will require some flexibility and availability for evening activities.
  • Benefits and Wages The Columbia Film Society offers health, vision, dental care and retirement benefits. The salary range is $38,000 to $42,000.
For complete information and application instructions, click here.

Spartanburg| Chapman Cultural Center

Theater Technical Coordinator Application deadline: none provided Chapman Cultural CenterChapman Cultural Center (CCC) is seeking to fill the position of theater technical coordinator (TC). The TC would be responsible for the maintenance, oversight, and technical operations of CCC’s Theater. These responsibilities will include the oversight of the theater’s presentations and projects, all backstage and back of house personnel, equipment, operations, lighting, sound, and coordinating necessary maintenance. During periods when the services of the TC are not required in the theater, their services will be used in the maintenance and usage of technical equipment in other areas of CCC. The TC reports to the theater services manager. Due to the high volume and complexity of the Chapman Cultural Center theater operations and the need to carefully coordinate the activities of both resident partner agencies and outside renters, the TC must demonstrate a significant degree of both technical expertise and diplomatic skills to properly manage the use of the theater on a daily basis and maintain a standard of excellence. TC is responsible for the efficient and safe operation of CCC Theater facilities and equipment.
  • Work Schedule: 25 hours weekly, varies for events
  • Position Status: hourly position
  • Competencies:
    • Associates degree in Theater Production, Sound Engineering, Lighting, or Media Arts
    • Supplementary three to five years of work related experience with training in technical theater and/or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities
    • Must be able to work flexible hours on nights and weekends
    • Knowledge of technical operations, methods, materials, practices and procedures involved in theater operation
    • Technical Theatre skills: sound, lighting, stagecraft; management of stage crews
    • Knowledge of signal flows, microphone patching, and cable running processes
    • Knowledge/experience devising and implementing technical plans for productions
    • Ability to work collaboratively in a diverse environment
    • Comprehensive knowledge of safety measures and hazards related to theater production
    • Must have a student mentality- open to learning new systems and processes
    • Resourceful and independent but capable of being a good team player
    • Able to work with minimal supervision
    • Must be able to lift 50 lbs.
To apply: Submit a resume and cover letter to pjones@spartanarts.org.

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Chicora Voices seeks executive director

(Ed. note: An application deadline was not provided.)


The executive director position is the key management leader of Chicora Voices' operations and strategic execution. He/she is responsible for overseeing fundraising efforts, community outreach and marketing, and organizational administration. This role reports to the Chicora Voices' Board of Directors.

Roles and Responsibilities

Chicora Voices Executive Director is responsible for several core functions. They include the following: Financial Performance - Fundraising (40%) The Executive Director develops resources sufficient to ensure the financial health of the organization through fundraising efforts. He/she helps identify and cultivate prospective donors, ensures that a fundraising committee has adequate resources and support, leads any available grant writing, asks for contributions, and thanks donors for contributing. Organizational Operations (35%) The Executive Director oversees and executes all required administrative tasks, including but not limited to recruiting new members and maintaining the membership database, creating and disseminating all internal communications, managing the scholarship program, and overseeing the financial ledgers. Community Outreach and Marketing (20%) The Executive Director is the face of Chicora Voices throughout the community, presenting information about the organization when needed. He/she works with all social media outlets to promote the Chicora Voices image and community recognition, creates external marketing materials, and uses available marketing funds to promote Chicora Voices events and auditions with local publications. Board of Directors Responsibilities (5%) The Executive Director reports directly to the Chicora Voices Board of Directors. He/she is responsible for supporting the organization’s mission as set by the board, as well as communicating effectively, providing all information necessary for the board to function properly and make informed decisions.

Requirements

Applicants are required to have:
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Knowledge of fundraising strategies, specific to non-profit and arts organizations
  • Ability to work independently, as well as engage volunteer and donor groups
  • Strong written communication, oral communication, and presentation skills
Applicants are preferred to have:
  • Previous experience in choral music or the arts, ideally on a Board of Directors
  • Three or more years of non-profit management experience
Physical Requirements:
  • Ability to lift 25 pounds
  • Ability to work an average of 20 hours per week

Compensation

The current salary range offered to this position is between $15,000-$25,000 based on level of experience and demonstration of skills. Please note: the Executive Director is ultimately responsible for supporting his/her own compensation based on fundraising and operations success, and the amount can be adjusted at the discretion of the Board of Directors based on execution of tasks and overall budget growth.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should submit a letter of introduction and their resume to info@chicoravoices.org. Chicora Voices is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Chicora Voices’ Mission Statement

The mission of Chicora Voices is to provide a premier choral experience for young people of Greenville and the surrounding communities. These are our goals as we work to accomplish our mission:
  • Provide high quality musical training in the choral setting that promotes music literacy and healthy singing habits
  • Achieve artistic excellence in musical performances
  • Develop self-discipline in an environment promoting mutual respect
  • Promote a lifelong appreciation and enjoyment of choral music
  • Provide need-based scholarships to deserving students

SCAC opens new arts orgs+ arts ed position

Apply now for the SCAC's new position

Application deadline: Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019, 11:59 p.m. ET
The South Carolina Arts Commission (SCAC) is seeking a specialist for arts organizations and education (Arts Coordinator II).  The most highly qualified candidate will have experience in K-12 arts education, community arts development, and leadership in the arts.  The candidate must also demonstrate good judgment along with the ability to build and maintain relationships among a broad cross section of local arts council, business, government, arts, education, and community leaders to support S.C. Arts Commission programs and services statewide. The person in this role will:
  • design, manage and implement statewide programs for arts organizations, K-12 schools, and arts education programs,
  • work under supervision of the deputy director, playing a vital role in working with constituents, grantees, educators, artists, teaching artists, organizations, and partner agencies,
  • provide consulting and technical assistance to arts organizations, non-arts organizations, schools, and individuals within assigned programmatic areas.

Preferred qualifications include a bachelor's degree* in arts education, an arts discipline, or arts administration and five (5) years combined professional experience in any of the following:
  • Arts education
  • Arts education programming
  • Community arts development
  • Non-profit administration
  • Certified K-12 classroom teacher
  • Educational administration
The ideal candidate would also have comprehensive understanding of the arts, arts disciplines, and issues related to arts education and youth development through the arts; knowledge of state and national arts and arts education issues; the ability to conduct needs assessments, evaluate programs and propose appropriate solutions, prepare reports; and the ability to speak Spanish. *Degree must be from an institution of higher learning recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.
Salary and other details may be found by visiting the link below. Punctuality, regular attendance, and adherence to daily work schedule are essential. Overnight travel, evening, and weekend work is sometimes required, as well as light lifting and long periods of sitting. The South Carolina Arts Commission is an Equal Opportunity Employer actively committed to ensuring diversity. View the complete list of requirements and job duties and find out how to apply here.  

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Arts Council of York County hiring office manager

Application Deadline: Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019


Full-Time Position Reports to: Executive Director

Job description

  • Database: Maintain accurate contact information and giving history for donors. Maintain process for collection of donor contact and giving history information that balances back to pledge cards.
  • Facility Rentals: Assist rental customers, prepare contracts, collect payments and assign security for rentals.
  • Maintains organizational and facility calendars. Collect/Process daily and monthly rental. Assist director in maintaining building and grounds of Gettys & ACYC buildings.
  • Program Development: Identify and develop and coordinate special events/program budgets that are appropriate to the organization’s mission and purpose; book facilities, food, entertainment and equipment; prepare solicitation letters, plan and organizes ticket sales. Coordinate activities, conduct evaluations, successes and improvements.
  • Develop summer camp curriculum, solicit teachers, oversee registration, record attendance, and supervises summer camp activities.
  • Bookkeeping: Handle all accounting duties in a timely accurate manner and with limited supervision. Transmit employee hours to outside payroll service. Work with auditor to provide information for annual financial audit.
  • Lead person for merchant services, credit card sales. Prepares board packets and financial reports.
  • Administrative:
    • Maintain effective working relationships with the director, staff, board members, organizations, and the general public;
    • Oversee and coordinate the daily activities of the clerical support staff.
    • Answer phones, greet guests, prepare general correspondence including tax receipts, thank you form letters and bulk mailings as requested by the Executive Director.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Executive Director.​

Minimum Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field or equivalent experience Minimum of 5 years work experience in relevant field with proven track record Strong oral and written communications skills Proficient Knowledge of QuickBooks Accounting and Access database software Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office, (Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint)

To apply

Submit cover letter, resume and references:

EMAIL | heintzd@yorkcountyarts.org MAIL | Arts Council of York County, PO Box 2797, Rock Hill, SC 29732 FAX | 803.328.2165

Arts ed position open in Sumter

Director of Art Education at Sumter County Gallery of Art

Deadline to apply: n/a
Update 31 Oct. 2019, 11:25: This position is filled. The director of art education at the Sumter County Gallery of Art (SCGA) manages the Art Education Program. He/She is responsible for the overall curriculum development, coordination and operation of the Gallery’s educational programs, which includes gallery based programs and art classes, and off-site, community–based art education programs and partnerships. The position requires a high level of professionalism, commitment to quality programming and excellent service, connecting with families and children, artist communities, education communities, community organizations, and the community at-large. The successful candidate should be a highly creative thinker with the ability to develop an art education based and fun curriculum that utilizes a variety of media. Shall possess knowledge of modern and contemporary art and artistic practices, including socially engaged and culturally diverse art; commitment to community engagement; research, budgeting, personnel management skills. A bachelor's degree is required, and a master's degree preferred in Art Education, Studio Art or related field OR a minimum 2 years experience in art education at the classroom, museum or arts organization level is preferred. The position involves some weekend and evening work.

McKissick Museum seeking folklife program director

Application deadline: Friday, Oct. 4, 2019


The University of South Carolina McKissick Museum is looking for a folklife program director to implement folklife-related public programs and research. The position is funded by a renewable folklife partnership grant from the South Carolina Arts Commission (SCAC). That grant enhances McKissick Museum’s ability to document for archival purposes the cultural practices of tradition bearers in South Carolina and to raise public awareness and appreciation of these practices through a variety of public program formats. The new folklife program coordinator collaborates both with McKissick’s chief curator of folklife & fieldwork and the SCAC’s program specialist in community arts & folklife to conduct fieldwork related to the SC Tradition Bearers Survey Project and SCAC’s Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Initiative. The role will also involve coordinating major annual public programs, including:
  1. the Jean Laney Harris Folk Heritage Awards (FHA) ceremony:
  2. a McKissick Mixer featuring Jean Laney Harris Folk Heritage Award (FHA) recipients:
  3. FOLKFabulous, a 12-day public program series organized in partnership with the South Carolina State Fair in conjunction with the Museum’s year-long folklife exhibition(s).
The person in this position also is responsible for developing 2-3 programs annually (besides FOLKFabulous) that integrate tradition bearers statewide to enhance the impact of the year-long folklife exhibit. Conducts in-depth fieldwork with tradition bearers identified in the Tradition Bearers Survey Project, logs audio/visual materials for deposit in the Folklife Resource Center (FRC) and makes research available through Digital Traditions and other digital media Platforms. Learn more about the position by visiting the official posting here.