Tuning Up: Arts job at SCAC, arts ed, and more

Good morning!  "Tuning Up" is a morning post series where The Hub delivers curated, quick-hit arts stories of interest to readers. Sometimes there will be one story, sometimes there will be several. Get in tune now, and have a masterpiece of a day. And now, in no particular order...


We're hiring... but not for long! The deadline to apply for the SCAC's community arts coordinator position is coming to a close soon. The deadline is Tuesday, March 19. Cool story, Spartan-bros. Chapman Cultural Center is celebrating Youth Art Month. There's a reception TODAY at CCC from 4-7 p.m. To highlight the importance of arts education, they put a local spin on the research results from the Gallup Student Poll (conducted in arts-rich South Carolina schools) that the SCAC released last month. Johnsons donate to IAAM Susu and George Dean Johnson, Jr. of the Johnson Collection Gallery in Spartanburg are helping to create additional cultural offerings in South Carolina by pledging a $1 million gift toward the creation of the International African American Museum in Charleston. Governor's School announces 'Grand Jete' winners The first annual Grand Jeté student dance competition, hosted by the S.C. Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities, featured 47 dancers, ages 10-19, from eight dance schools across the state, including one independent dancer. Here's who came away with prizes.

S.C. Arts Commission looking for new community arts coordinator

Application deadline: Tuesday, March 19, 2019


The S.C. Arts Commission is seeking an energetic, creative, and resourceful Community Arts Coordinator with experience in arts administration, community arts development, and leadership in the arts.  The ideal candidate will share the agency’s mission and values and have the ability to build and maintain relationships among a broad cross-section of local arts councils, community organizations, businesses, governments, arts organizations, and school districts, as well as education and community leaders to support SCAC programs and services statewide. The person in this role:
  • works collaboratively with diverse constituency to implement SCAC programs
  • directs the planning and implementation of SCAC programs/projects
  • coordinates programming to serve communities and local arts organizations statewide
  • coordinates agency efforts to support creative placemaking and arts-based community development statewide
  • manages projects/programs for SCAC, including the coordination of data/information gathering, analysis, synthesis, and dissemination of information
  • develops short and long-term planning goals, annual work-plan, and budget for SCAC assigned projects/programs in accordance with agency mission, values and strategic plan; assists with securing funding for future program development
  • negotiates agreements and contracts for programs/projects in accordance with established policies and procedures
  • serves as a county coordinator, which is the commission's liaison with arts and community organizations and artists in assigned counties:
    • provides technical assistance and consultative services
    • serves as a liaison and resource for agency programs
    • assists with community cultural planning, development of grant applications, budgeting, board and staff development, and program administration
  • represents the S.C. Arts Commission at local, statewide, and national cultural activities, meetings, and conferences
  • participates in strategic planning and budgeting and collaborates closely with other agency programs and departments
  • fulfills other duties consistent with supporting agency projects, programs, and events
Preferred qualifications include a bachelor's degree* in an arts discipline, arts administration, arts education, public administration, or business administration and five (5) years of professional experience in arts management and programming, community development, or related areas.

*Degree must be from an institution of higher learning recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

Salary and other details may be found at link below. Punctuality, regular attendance, and adherence to daily work schedule are essential.  Statewide 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.

S.C. Arts Commission seeks agency head

Application deadline: Continuous (until filled)


As you might have heard, the S.C. Arts Commission is seeking a passionate, imaginative, and resourceful executive director with a successful record of arts management, leadership, collaboration, cultural competency, a love of the arts, and a commitment to public service for the citizens of South Carolina.  The primary purpose of the position is to provide the leadership, development, direction and management of the South Carolina Arts Commission.  There are multiple keys areas of focus for the agency director that are outlined below:
  • Arts Planning, Development, and Positioning
  • Arts Policy and Resource Development
  • Grant Allocations
  • Legislative Relations:
  • Financial Management
  • Board Relations
  • Partnership Relations
  • Communications
  • Evaluation
  • Staffing
  • Administration
Preferred qualifications include a master's degree with a major in arts administration or an arts-related field, business or public administration, or educational leadership and policies from an accredited higher-education institution*.  Prefer eight or more years of proven professional management and supervisory experience in state, federal or local arts development, arts program administration, or a related field. Note: an equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.

*Degree must be from an institution of higher learning recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. Experience using Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access) in developing advanced presentations, layouts, spreadsheets, and databases. Fluency in Spanish is a plus.

This is a full-time, salaried position. Salary details may be found at link below. Responsibilities will require additional working hours, nights, and/or weekends with travel in and out of state. 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.

Want to work for GCCA? Of course you do. They’re hiring.

Application deadline: Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019


Greenville Center for Creative Arts is looking for a friendly and outgoing individual who has the passion and experience to work in Greenville's only community-focused visual art center.  They have an immediate opening for a part-time (20 hours per week) communications & marketing project manager, reporting to the programs director. The project manager will lead the art center’s efforts to promote GCCA programs, activities, exhibitions, and facilities to local and national media; oversee all marketing initiatives to favorably position and brand the art center and its programs, and facilitate audience and visitor growth in support of the organization’s mission and goals. Go here to see the job description and to apply.  

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Halsey Institute in Charleston seeks development director

Application deadline: Friday, January 25, 2019


Director of Development for the Halsey Institute - (Re-announcement)

Join a fast-growing contemporary art organization and help us secure the support needed to bring innovative and adventurous programming to the community!

Halsey InstituteJob Duties

  • 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.
  • 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. With input from the Director and Chief Curator develops program and event budgets and ensures compliance with College and State regulations for spending and reporting. Provides high-level reports and detailed accounts of expenditures and income for budgets totaling close to $1M.
  • Acts as liaison to the Executive Board, Advisory Board Membership Committee, Advisory Board Endowment Committee, and Advisory Board Special Events.
  • Some travel is required. Some evening events and weekend duties.

Minimum Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in Arts Management (or related field) and 2 years of arts-related non-profit fundraising experience is required. Master’s degree in Arts Management/Museum Studies or non-profit management is preferred. Candidates with an equivalent combination of experience and/or education are encouraged to apply. Please click here to learn more about salary and required skills, knowledge, and abilities and to apply. Closing date: Friday, January 25, 2019 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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The Arts Center of Clemson is hiring

Application deadline: Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019


The Arts Center of Clemson is hiring a program administrator/volunteer coordinator. Participate in the conceptualization, development, implementation, and evaluation of strategies to further the achievement of The Arts Center’s culture, mission, and program goals. For more information and to apply, please visit our website. Deadline is January 10, 2019.
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S.C. Arts Commission seeking coordinator for program and project support

Application deadline: Dec. 31, 2018


The S.C. Arts Commission seeks a technology savvy, creative, and personable individual to perform with excellence while aiding the agency in meeting its mission.  Under the supervision of the Director for Administration, Human Resources, and Operations, the Coordinator for Program and Project Support (Arts Coordinator I) will provide expert level administrative support, coordination, management, and implementation of projects under the direction of program and/or department directors. Responsibilities will include administrative support, constituent customer service, and involvement in mail, scheduling, and supplies, among other duties. The ideal candidate exhibits personal qualities such as:
  • Communicating with adeptness
  • Attending to details and organization
  • Striving to meet goals
  • Accepting personal responsibility
  • Solving problems creatively
  • Demonstrating respect
Preferred qualifications include a bachelor's degree (preferably in an arts discipline, arts administration, public administration, business administration, or office systems technology) and professional experience in office management, event planning and coordination, administration, programming, or providing personal administrative assistance to a program or department.  Three to five years of professional experience is preferred. This is a full-time, salaried position. Salary details may be found at link below. Overnight travel, evening, and weekend work is sometimes required, as well as light lifting and long periods of sitting. Physical and other demands are outlined at the link below. Knowledge or experience reflecting a broad background in the arts is a plus. 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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South Arts issues RFP for exhibition in Columbia

Application deadline: Nov. 9, 2018


South ArtsOur partner South Arts is seeking proposals from qualified contractors to work as the South Arts State Fellowship and Southern Prize Program Exhibition Coordinator. The coordinator is a six-month contract position which manages the Fellowship and Prize exhibition. It may be renewed for future cycles based on the satisfaction of both South Arts and the coordinator. This exhibit is a new element of the South Arts State Fellowships and Southern Prize: each of the nine selected artists will be included in an exhibit in Columbia, the site of the 2019 awards ceremony. The Hub will have more information about the South Arts Southern Prize and its State Fellowships next week.
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Chicora Voices looking for executive director

Application deadline: Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018


Chicora Voices in Greenville is seeking a part-time executive director to manage operations and strategic execution. He/she is responsible for overseeing fundraising efforts, community outreach, marketing, and organizational administration. This role reports to the board of directors. Chicora Voices Executive Director is responsible for several core functions:
  • Financial performance and fundraising
  • Organizational operations
  • Community outreach and marketing
  • Board of directors responsibilities
Requirements include a 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. Please click here to learn more and find out how to apply. 

Not familiar with Chicora Voices?

Chicora Voices is a recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides six single-gender choirs for boys, girls, young women and young men of Upstate South Carolina and Western North Carolina. The choirs perform independently and together as an ensemble. 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:
  • To provide high quality musical training in the choral setting that promotes music literacy and healthy singing habits.
  • To achieve artistic excellence in musical performances.
  • To develop self-discipline in an environment promoting mutual respect.
  • To promote a lifelong appreciation and enjoyment of choral music.
  • To provide need-based scholarships to deserving students.

Two arts jobs open in Spartanburg

Want to help others enjoy arts experiences and get paid for it? Chapman Cultural Center in Spartanburg is hiring for two positions. Read brief descriptions of each below, and then go here to get full information, including how to apply. Best of luck!


Facilities Maintenance Technician

The facilities maintenance technician “FMT” is responsible for the efficient and safe operation of CCC including but not limited to oversight of structural, mechanical and electrical, IT, plumbing systems, and grounds. The FMT is responsible for a continuous inspection of the facilities for operating efficiencies. FMT provides light repairs/maintenance, janitorial, and event set-up and support.

Theatre Services Manager

The theatre services manager is responsible for the daily operation and management of the CCC Ticket Office and guest services, including all services involving theatre management, and for providing courteous and prompt service to ticket office clientele and customers, including VIPs, members of the community, and our resident partners. (Here's that link again.)