Open arts jobs in Richland, Horry counties

Town Theatre, set to begin its centennial season in Columbia next month, is looking for help in the technical side of the house. The theatre is seeking a part-time assistant technical director. The ideal candidate will have a working knowledge of all aspects of technical theatre including set design, construction, lighting and sound. Town Theatre is embarking on its 100th season of operation with a heavy emphasis on musicals. Generally, the theatre produces five main stage shows during the season (September to May), a large summer main stage musical, two to three youth theatre productions as well as various special event shows. The theatre itself is a proscenium stage theatre with a fly system. Sets are built onsite in a workshop and on the stage. Town Theatre values the ability of all staff to work in and promote a harmonious work environment. Preferred skills include, but are not limited to carpentry, overhead rigging, stage electrics, scenic painting and sound/audio tech experience. Application deadline: Friday, Sept. 14, 2018. For additional duties and other pertinent information, go here. (Ed. note: The Hub will have more on the theatre's exciting centennial season closer to its first production, which coincides with the application deadline for this posting.)


And Long Bay Symphony in Myrtle Beach is looking for an audience engagement manager. The part time administrative position is responsible for marketing that will create awareness of and promote the Long Bay Symphony and its programs within the Grand Strand community. As a part of community engagement, the position would manage the "Musicians in the Schools" program within the public school districts of Horry and Georgetown Counties. A bachelor's degree is required. At least 1-3 years work related experience and a music and/or education background preferred. An application deadline was not listed. Please go here to find duties and requirements.

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North Charleston seeks teaching artists for elementary after-school program

Application deadline: Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018 Thanks to the dedication of Mayor Summey and city council, North Charleston has been committed to providing after school programs in public elementary schools within city limits since 2008. One component of these programs is to provide arts enrichment classes through the city’s cultural arts department. The department provides a multi-disciplined roster of artists to teach these classes and is currently seeking artists to offer instruction in the program for the 2018/19 school year. Local artists in all disciplines with a willingness to share their talents and an ability to instruct elementary age students are invited to apply for the part-time, contracted positions by Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018. There is a particular need for teaching artists in dance, music, theatre, and creative writing. The parameters for the After School Arts Enrichment Program are as follows:

1) Time Commitment: Program dates are Sept. 4, 2018, through June 6, 2019. Teaching artists offer instruction at their assigned site twice a week for two months, which equals 16 days of class activities. Instruction takes place on Mondays and Wednesdays or Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30 p.m.-5 p.m. Timeframe includes one (1) hour for class activity and 30 minutes prep/clean-up time for a total of 1.5 hours each visit (3 hours total each week). Cultural Arts requests a minimum two-month commitment from participating artists. Artists able to serve longer are rotated to a new site after each two-month term and may serve up to two sites each term, depending on need/availability.

2) Site Details: Eleven elementary schools in North Charleston are identified program sites. Class size will vary at each site. Teaching artists should anticipate working with an average of 30 students at a time. Each site has at least one staff member in the class to assist with the children.

3) Rate of Pay: $20/hour. Cultural Arts provides materials. A limited supply budget is available depending on the needs of the arts discipline. All disciplines are approved for 1.5 hours per day for a total of 3 hours per week.

To ensure the safety of the children, background checks are required for all teaching artists selected to participate in the program. Interested artists should submit samples of their work (images, sound clips, videos, etc.) along with a current résumé or CV by 5 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018. Application materials may be emailed to kyeadon@northcharleston.org or mailed to the attention of Krystal Yeadon at City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department, PO Box 190016, North Charleston, SC, 29419-9016. For more information about the After School Arts Enrichment program, or the department’s other programs, exhibits, and events, visit the Arts & Culture section of the city’s website or call 843-740-5854.
MEDIA CONTACT: Ann Simmons, Deputy Director City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department 843.740,5854 | culturalarts@northcharleston.org

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Development, education positions open at Halsey Institute

Halsey InstituteThe Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art submitted two job openings to The Hub for applicants to join a fast-growing contemporary art organization and bring innovative and adventurous programming to the Charleston community. We've combined them into one post. Best of luck!


Development Director

Closing date: Aug. 27, 2018 (Official posting on CofC.edu) Develops, presents and implements a comprehensive marketing and development plan for the Halsey Institute. Works with Institutional Advancement, Division of Marketing and Communication, the School of the Arts leadership, etc. to promote the Institute, cultivate new donors and grow the Halsey Institute’s membership. Represents the Halsey Institute’s membership program in the broader community and to other arts organizations. Also:
  • Works with Halsey and School of the Arts leadership to develop, promote and implement an annual calendar of events, appeals, and programs to engage the gallery donors, members, and the local community to achieve fundraising goals. Strategically leverages the gallery resources to support solicitation and stewardship goals. Develops and oversees all donor appreciation and acknowledgment activities (approx. 15 per year), membership drives and stewardship efforts. Oversees membership related events and manages a portfolio of individuals, corporations, and organizations with donor potential. Creates targeted appeals.
  • Reviews, analyzes, and summarizes activities and success rates for the Director and Chief Curator. Consults with leadership to build strategic and tactical plans for setting and achieving annual giving goals. Uses data and best practices to forecast annual and long-term fundraising projections. Prepares and analyzes ad hoc and regular reports to predict trends and advise leadership.
  • Researches new grant opportunities and creates foundation and government grant proposals. Ensures compliance with existing grant parameters. Works closely with the Office of Grants and Research to ensure accurate and timely submissions, tracking, spending and reporting on all grants.
  • Responsible for managing and monitoring a variety of complex State, foundation and grant accounts.
  • To see additional duties, required skills/knowledge/abilities, salary range, and to apply, please click here.

Education Coordinator

Closing date: Monday, Aug. 13, 2018 Part-time, entry-level position, 20 hours a week with additional hours during periods of high activity. Job duties
  • Assist the Director of Public Affairs in the implementation of all educational programs.
  • Primary contact for tour booking and coordination process
  • Maintain calendar of tours booked
  • Lead guided exhibition tours
  • Assist in recruiting and training Halsey Institute tour guides
  • Identify and recruit potential new organizations, groups, and schools for participation in the guided tour program
  • Coordinate the evaluation process for educational programming to monitor tour success and develop improvements to programming
  • Assist, on a project-by-project basis, with the implementation of educational outreach initiatives
  • Manage the Halsey Institute Archives
  • Manage the Halsey Institute’s library, Biblioteca
  • Salary: $12.50 an hour
  • Minimum Requirements:
    • Bachelor’s degree in Arts, Education or related fields
    • Strong oral and written communication skills
    • Must be proficient with computers and Microsoft Office products
    • Strong organizational skills and ability to work on several projects simultaneously
    • Strong time management skills
    • Strong public speaking skills
How to Apply Send a resume, cover letter, and two references to the attention of Lizz Biswell, Director of Public Affairs at BiswellL@cofc.edu.
The College of Charleston is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, race, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, or disability.

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Arts job opportunity: Engaging Creative Minds in Charleston

Engaging Creative Minds (ECM) in Charleston is seeking a full time Operations Coordinator to work closely with ECM’s Education Coordinator and oversee the operations of all in-school, outreach and summer camp experiences. 


Position Summary

Operations Coordinator reports to the Executive Director and will work closely with Education Coordinator to fulfill the following responsibilities:
  • Prepare and maintain updated paperwork and employee files for all full time, part time and seasonal staff, including interns and volunteers.
  • Prepare, submit and manage all insurance paperwork, including workers comp annual reports.
  • Manage all volunteers, interns and staff to ensure success at all outreach events, in-school programs and summer camps. Be Point of Contact for all volunteers and interns before, during and after events.
  • Recruit and onboard new volunteers and interns for outreach, summer camp and Charleston Marathon (ECM’s annual fundraiser).
  • Pick up the mail at our PO box and sort/distribute to ECM staff daily.
  • Enter and track bills and employee mileage/reimbursements in bill.com.
  • Enter and track Art Partner invoices and reimbursements in bill.com.
  • General Office: Organize tracking systems for optimal efficiency, Point of Contact for landlord and all contracted work, including but not limited to, IT services, web hosting, equipment leases, legal (trademarks, etc.) and updated licenses for ECM and Charleston Marathon.  Maintain inventory and purchase office supplies, equipment and furniture as needed.
  • Order all program materials for in-school, summer and outreach events.
  • File/renew taxes, insurance, memberships and registrations for ECM and Charleston Marathon.
  • Work directly with facilities management departments and/or summer feeding programs to ensure streamlined operations during summer camps and outreach events.
  • Work with the Director of Development, Strategy and Communications and Education Coordinator to manage and coordinate ECM’s volunteer responsibilities at the Charleston Marathon.
  • Work with the Director of Development, Strategy and Communications and Education Coordinator to manage and coordinate school performers at the Charleston Marathon.
Email letter of interest and résumé to ECM’s Executive Director Robin Berlinsky: robin@engagingcreativeminds.org.

About Us

The mission of Engaging Creative Minds is to inspire the creative and innovative potential of all students to achieve academically and become imaginative, adaptable, and productive adults resulting in stronger communities and an increasingly competitive South Carolina workforce.  For more information about ECM, please visit www.engagingcreativeminds.org.

Greenville Center for Creative Arts issues call for instructors

Greenville Center for Creative Arts is currently seeking proposals from teaching artists for fall 2018 class sessions. They are looking for artists doing interesting work who are also excellent teachers. GCCA instructors include both working artists and professional educators who possess a willingness to communicate technique and process, strong technical skills, good interpersonal skills, and the ability to teach classes that are open to a range of skill levels, from intermediate to advanced. Proposals can range from six-week classes to one-day, two-day and three-day workshops. Interested? GCCA suggests taking a look at the 2018/2019 class session schedule and their upcoming deadlines for instructor proposals (below). For more information and/or to submit a proposal, click here. Director your questions to Art School Director Liz Rundorff Smith at liz@artcentergreenville.org or call 864.735.3948.


FALL 2018
  • Instructor Proposals Deadline: June 21, 2018
  • Fall Session I: Sept. 10 - Oct. 21, 2018 | Fall Session II: Oct. 29 - Dec. 8, 2018
WINTER 2019
  • Instructor Proposals Deadline: Oct. 18, 2018 
  • Winter Session I: Jan. 7 - Feb. 17, 2019 | Winter Session II: Feb. 25 - April 7, 2019
SPRING 2019
  • Instructor Proposals Deadline: Jan. 17, 2019
  • Spring Session: April 16 - May 25, 2018

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City of North Charleston seeks new artist-in-residence for FY18/19

Application deadline: Friday, June 29, 2018 Each fiscal year, the City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department contracts a professional visual artist to serve as the city’s artist-in-residence (AIR). The department is currently seeking to fill the position for fiscal year 2018/2019. The city’s artist-in-residence serves as a key resource for the department’s outreach programs, especially in the area of art instruction. The selected artist will share his/her unique skills, talents, and experiences by providing free visual art residencies, workshops, and demonstrations to public schools, recreation facilities, and community groups within the city limits of North Charleston. Local visual artists with a willingness to share their talents and an ability to work with students of all ages are invited to apply for the part-time, contracted position by Friday, June 29, 2018. At the written request of art teachers and school liaisons, the AIR will conduct visual art residencies at North Charleston schools throughout the 2018/2019 school year. Additional workshops will be coordinated at the request of community groups, as well as during the 2019 North Charleston Arts Fest. The AIR will also offer instruction during the department’s summer arts camps in June 2019. In addition, the AIR will present an exhibition of his/her work at the North Charleston City Gallery from Dec. 2018 through Jan. 2019. Additional exhibition opportunities are available during the North Charleston Arts Fest in May. Past artists who served in the position include:

  • Camela Guevara (2017/18),
  • Caroline M. Self (2016/17),
  • Daryle Halbert (2015/16),
  • Alexandra Roberts (2014/15),
  • Charlynn Knight (2013/14),
  • Kristy Bishop (2012/13),
  • Lori Starnes Isom (2011/12),
  • Deborah Meyer (2010/11),
  • and Robert Maniscalco (2009/10).
Rate of pay for this part-time, contracted position is $25 an hour for up to 300 hours completed from Aug. 2018 through June 2019. Program supplies are provided. A background check is required. Interested artists should submit quality photographs or digital images of their work along with a current résumé or CV by 5 p.m. Friday, June 29, 2018. Application materials may be emailed to kyeadon@northcharleston.org or mailed to the attention of Krystal Yeadon at City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department, PO Box 190016, North Charleston, SC, 29419-9016. For more information about the Artist-in-Residence program, or the department’s other programs, exhibits, and events, visit the Arts & Culture section of the City’s website at www.northcharleston.org or call 843-740-5854. Photo by Matthew Henry from Burst

S.C. Arts Commission seeking accountant/fiscal analyst

Application deadine is Thursday, May 31, 2018 The S.C. Arts Commission is seeking a full-time Accountant/Fiscal Analyst II. Under general supervision of the Director of Agency Operations and Administration, the Accountant/Fiscal Analyst II performs a wide range of administrative, accounting and/or finance related duties using SAP/SCEIS, Microsoft Access, and Microsoft Excel to ensure the accuracy of the agency's $6.1 million budget. The Accountant/Fiscal Analyst II must possess knowledge of principles, practices, theories, and terminology of accounting, auditing, budgeting, and financial management. Knowledge of State of South Carolina government fiscal and accounting processes is highly desired. The Accountant/Fiscal Analyst II should be proactive, possess initiative, and exercise overall good judgment. The ability to synthesize diverse information to inform decision-making will serve the Accountant/Fiscal Analyst II well, especially when applying GAAP, CG regulations, state, and federal policies and procedures to the work. This is a full-time, salaried position. Salary details may be found at link below; salary is negotiable based upon work experience and education. Position involves limited in-state travel to site audits as well as limited overnight and/or weekend travel for training, professional development, professional affiliation, or service opportunities. Minority candidates encouraged to apply. The South Carolina Arts Commission is an Equal Opportunity Employer. View the complete list of requirements and job duties and find out how to apply here.

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Development/operations position open in Lancaster

The Lancaster County Council of the Arts is seeking a development & operations administrator. Excellent learning and growth opportunity for a development and operations professional in established nonprofit organization in Lancaster, S.C. The position is 20-25 hours per week initially but will expand as development initiatives are realized. Successful applicant will have proven experience in grant-writing and reporting; development strategies to ensure long-term stability and growth; excellent research and communication skills. Candidate will work closely with executive director to manage operations to enrich the quality of life in Lancaster by building a vibrant community connecting the arts, culture and economic vitality. Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in similar role required. No phone calls, please. Send cover letter, resume, and references by May 25 to: Lancaster County Council of the Arts PO Box 613 Lancaster, S.C. 29721


Position Description

The development & operations administrator will report to the executive director, assisting with resource development, organizational management, program oversight, and advocacy initiatives. This position will work closely with the executive director to achieve the organizational and development goals set forth in the strategic plan. Incumbent must believe in our core values and be driven by the LCCA mission and a commitment to quality, performance and outcomes.

Primary Tasks and Responsibilities

  1. Expand current development program, identifying additional resources; grant applications and reporting; donor cultivation and stewardship and other development initiatives as assigned
  2. Provide support and integration of operations and programming to adhere to the strategic plan, mission and budget
  3. Implement and maintain donor management system; publish accurate donor reports as needed
  4. Work closely with Executive Director on programmatic and operational plan and provide leadership in development area and community initiatives

Qualifications

  1. Excellent (written and verbal) communicator who creates and nurtures an interconnection in the community with corporate sponsors, business and education partners, foundations, artists, patrons, staff
  2. Demonstrated grant-writing and research skills
  3. Experience in relevant development strategies for a small non profit
  4. Critical thinking skills for the ability to make recommendations to maximize resources for efficient operations
  5. Ability to interact with members, staff, guests in fast-paced environment while remaining flexible, proactive, resourceful and efficient
  6. Belief in the value of the arts and a healthy, vibrant community and proven commitment to ‘arts for all’ mission
  7. Demonstrated computer literacy, and working knowledge of current technology
  8. Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience in similar role

Multi-discipline arts job opportunities for this summer

RICH Learning International is looking for 10-12 young musicians, dancers, artists and theater people interested in using their gifts and talents in the arts to travel to rural South Carolina for 9 weeks of arts camps with children ages 4-8. All expenses will be covered (airfare, lodging, food) and a stipend of $2,000-2,500 will be added for those chosen. Visit this link for job descriptions, applications and other information.

S.C. Governor’s School seeks drama education specialists for summer

The S.C. Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities, in partnership with the S.C. Arts Commission, is seeking highly-qualified teaching artists to assist with a pilot project in Williamsburg County. The project, now in its second year, is looking to contract drama education specialists who have experience integrating reading and literacy with theatre standards. The contracted teaching artists will create a series of lessons under the leadership of the S.C. Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities and will implement those lessons with 3rd and 4th grade students in Kingstree, S.C. during the summer of 2018 as part of a Read to Succeed summer learning loss prevention camp. The project is a result of a partnership between the S.C. Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities, the S.C. Arts Commission, the University of South Carolina, and Williamsburg County School District, which includes partial funding by Duke Energy. All work will be included in a multi-year research study conducted by the USC Department of Theatre and Dance / MAT Program in Theatre Education. Qualified applicants will have a minimum of 5 years in theatre education (either in the classroom or as a teaching artist) and will show demonstrated experience in arts and literacy integration. Summer camp will run Mondays through Thursdays from June 4 through July 19 with no camp taking place the week of Independence Day. Teaching Artists will be contracted on a weekly basis to work anywhere between 1 and 6 weeks. Teaching assignments will be made no later than April 17 and a mandatory camp orientation will take place Saturday, April 21 at the S.C. Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities. Weekly teaching artist rates are competitive and take into consideration potential travel and hotel needs.


To Apply Interested individuals should complete the following application no later than Monday, April 9 at 5:00 pm. The application requires basic contact information, summer availability, and an uploaded resume (Microsoft Word or PDF only). https://scartscommission.submittable.com/submit/109995/williamsburg-read-to-succeed-camp-teaching-artist-application
About S.C. Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities Located in Greenville, the South Carolina Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities cultivates young artists from across the state through pre-professional training in the areas of creative writing, dance, drama, music and visual arts. As a public, residential high school, serving juniors and seniors, students refine their talents in a master-apprentice community while receiving a nationally recognized academic education. Summer programs are available to rising 7th-12th grade students. The Governor's School also serves as a resource to all teachers and students in South Carolina, offering comprehensive outreach programs designed to bring together artists, educators, community organizations and schools. http://www.scgsah.org About S.C. Arts Commission The South Carolina Arts Commission is the state agency charged with creating a thriving arts environment that benefits all South Carolinians, regardless of their location or circumstances. Created by the South Carolina General Assembly in 1967, the Arts Commission works to increase public participation in the arts by providing services, grants, and leadership initiatives in three areas: arts education, community arts development, and artist development. Headquartered in Columbia, S.C., the Arts Commission is funded by the state of South Carolina, by the federal government through the National Endowment for the Arts and other sources. For more information, visit SouthCarolinaArts.com.
Contact Information For questions regarding the teaching artist positions or Read to Succeed summer camp, contact Carol Baker, SCGSAH Outreach Coordinator, via email at carolbaker@scgsah.org, subject line: Read to Succeed TA.