Hilton Head Island seeks culture and arts network director

Apply by March 22 GreenTownLogo-72R-5inThe Town of Hilton Head Island is seeking a dynamic and creative individual to become its first culture and arts network director. The new director will lead the process to create and implement a civic plan for enhancing the Island’s existing entertainment, arts, culture and heritage (EACH) assets and for identifying new assets for development. Working with other stakeholders, the director will elevate the marketing of these assets in a way that showcases them as successfully as other Island amenities, with a focus on new ways to reach both residents and visitors. This position is the first of its kind in Beaufort County and will offer the successful candidate a challenging and rewarding opportunity to steer the town’s future in these important areas. The successful candidate will be able to interact effectively with multiple audiences, quickly grasp the current situation and determine possibilities for enhancement and development. The ability to communicate with the following constituents is required: leaders of various EACH organizations, Island residents and visitors, Town government and the Island’s marketing entities (Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce and its Visitors and Convention Bureau). The successful candidate will also be able to demonstrate knowledge, skills or abilities in the areas of strategic planning, marketing, facilitation, group presentations, use of social media platforms and technology resources, and administrative management. Currently the Island has a world-class symphony, a vibrant theater scene, a rich music community, nationally recognized artistic talent, and a storied but under-told heritage. We are seeking a candidate who can showcase these assets (and others) to expand their reach and broaden our Island’s appeal to both residents and visitors. Application deadline is March 22. Complete details and application instructions are online.  

Carnegie Mellon University’s Miller Gallery seeks director

Miller_Gallery_at_Carnegie_Mellon_UniversityThe Regina Gouger Miller Gallery at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh invites curators/educators to apply for the position of gallery director. This position is an opportunity for an individual who is committed to the field of art and cultural progress to lead a contemporary art gallery within a fine arts college of nationally ranked schools in one of the most respected research universities in the world. This is a highly specialized, hands-on position that requires an essential understanding of contemporary arts and culture, and the collaborative and communication skills to work effectively across disciplines and to build consensus towards a distinctive intellectual vision for the Miller Gallery.  Candidates also should have initiative, be passionate about arts advocacy, be fluent in contemporary arts discourse, have experience in fundraising, and be able to work in collaborative and dynamic ways with a diverse group of faculty, students and staff. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Read the complete job description and find out how to apply. Via: The Miller Gallery

Greenville Symphony Orchestra seeks executive director

Deadline: January 27 The Greenville Symphony Orchestra seeks an executive director to work in partnership with a volunteer board of directors and Music Director Edvard Tchivzhel to develop and implement the strategic plan that both sustains the current level of operations and drives the organization forward, following its long-term strategic plan. Reporting to the president of the board, the executive director serves as the chief operating officer and is responsible for financial planning and human resources, marketing and fundraising activities, and education and community relations. The executive director leads a staff of nine, which includes the directors of marketing, development, operations, orchestra personnel, education, as well as the controller and office manager. Qualifications include a five-to-10 year track record in cultural or not-for-profit organization management with budgets in excess of $1.5 million. Knowledge of the issues, trends, and developments affecting community-supported orchestras is preferred, as is experience with contemporary marketing methods, including the use of social media. The Greenville Symphony Orchestra is a Group 4 orchestra, with an annual budget of $2.4 million. Send resume, cover letter with salary requirements and references by January 27, 2016 to: Margaret Genovese Senior Partner Genovese Vanderhoof & Associates gvasearch@gmail.com Additional information is available online.

Boston’s Barr Foundation seeks program officer for arts and creativity

barr-foundation Application deadline is December 12 The Boston-based Barr Foundation is seeking a senior program officer to play a significant role at an exciting time of growth for its Arts and Creativity Program. In 2016, the program launched its three new strategies; expanded its geographic footprint from a focus on Boston alone to all of Massachusetts, with additional, targeted investments in New England and nationally; and has thus far invested $16 million toward these new priorities. The senior program officer will focus on implementing two strategies in particular: advancing the field’s capacity to adapt, take risks, and engage changing audiences in new ways; and fostering opportunities to connect the arts to other disciplines and sectors. The ideal candidate will have a track record of expertise in the arts, deep community involvement, rigorous organizational assessment, and a passion for the Barr Foundation’s mission and values. He or she will have unimpeachable integrity and be an energetic, flexible self-starter and team player. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and accepted up until December 12, 2016. Only applications submitted online will be considered. Read the complete job description and application instructions. About The Barr Foundation The Barr Foundation’s mission is to invest in human, natural, and creative potential, serving as thoughtful stewards and catalysts. As stewards, we nurture and enhance vital community assets. As catalysts, we cultivate and advance the breakthrough ideas that will shape our collective future. In all that we do, we focus on achieving impact as a constructive partner, willing to exercise leadership. Based in Boston, Barr focuses regionally, and selectively engages nationally, working in partnership with nonprofits, foundations, the public sector, and civic and business leaders to elevate the arts and creative expression, advance solutions for climate change, and expand educational opportunity. The Barr Foundation is one of the largest private foundations in New England, with assets of more than $1.6 billion and annual grantmaking in 2016 of $70 million.

Columbia’s Nickelodeon Theatre seeks theatre director

nickelodeon-header-300Application deadline: December 12 The Columbia Film Society is looking for a dynamic, forward-thinking leader to join one of the most creative and hard working teams in the art house cinema sector. Created in response to the organization’s rapid growth, the Nickelodeon theatre director position will oversee the programming, marketing, operations and staff of the Nickelodeon Theatre. The primary artistic leader for the exhibition arm of the Columbia Film Society, the Nickelodeon director serves as the public face for the Nick’s retail organization. The Nickelodeon director reports to the CEO of the Columbia Film Society and serves on the senior leadership team along with the Indie Grits Labs director, the development manager and the CEO. Primary Responsibilities Programming: Shaping the artistic vision for the Nickelodeon Theatre, the Nickelodeon theatre director works with the programming staff, film buyer, and community members to program both screens of the Nick throughout the year, including:

  • Managing programming coordinators
  • With programming team, developing and maintaining five-year programming plan for special series and festivals
  • Overseeing the development of six to eight curated film series each fiscal year
  • Maintaining regular contact with film buyer to ensure high-quality first-run programming
  • With programming and marketing teams, establishing and communicating weekly screening times
  • Seeking out opportunities for special screenings of particular interest to our community
  • Ensuring programming calendar is regularly shared and understood throughout the organization
  • Staying abreast of trends in the independent cinema sector
Marketing: With two screens operating 365 days a year, the Nickelodeon theatre director will oversee efforts to effectively communicate the richness of the Nick’s programming to local, regional and national audiences, by:
  • Developing and implementing innovative and effective strategies for promoting the Nickelodeon’s programming – including first-run independent films, special series and screenings
  • Managing designer/interactive coordinator, marketing manager and other marketing support staff
  • Maintaining a yearly marketing calendar for special series, Nick Mags and special events
  • Working with the senior leadership team to implement innovative institutional marketing spikes that raise general awareness of the organization
  • Ensuring Nickelodeon messaging is effectively communicated through excellent customer service experiences online, over the phone, in-person, and in the lobby
  • Measuring and reporting outcomes of marketing efforts
Finance and Operations: Protecting and managing the physical and fiscal assets of the Nickelodeon is essential to ensuring the organization fulfills its mission. The Nickelodeon Theatre director will oversee the finances and operations of the organization, including:
  • Managing the operations manager and bookkeeper
  • Developing and managing the annual operating budget for the Nickelodeon Theatre, in coordination with the senior leadership team
  • Managing the day-to-day and long term finances of the Nickelodeon Theatre
  • Overseeing and approving quarterly finance reports for board meetings
  • Overseeing annual audit process
  • Overseeing the upkeep and maintenance of theater facilities and equipment, including work done by third party contractors
  • Ensuring the Nickelodeon is in compliance with necessary state and local licenses, taxes, and other government filings
  • Annually reviewing organization’s insurance policies to ensure sufficient coverage
Find a complete list of duties, qualifications and application instructions online. The application deadline is December 12 at 5 p.m. EST. About the organization The Columbia Film Society’s Nickelodeon Theatre serves Columbia, South Carolina, as a center for critical dialogue, anchored by the presentation of films that showcase the diversity, challenges, joy and aspiration of its community. A destination for enjoyment, enrichment, and education, the Nick provides the tools to make, interpret, appreciate, and teach the moving image in all its variety. Founded in 1979, the Nickelodeon is South Carolina’s only non-profit arthouse cinema.

Montana Arts Council seeks arts education director

Montana Arts CouncilNot that we want any of our arts education friends to move out of state, but here's an opportunity if you've always wanted to live in Montana. The Montana Arts Council is hiring an arts education director to be based in Helena beginning January 2017.  The posting is open through November 30, 2016. The arts education director is responsible for planning, developing and implementing arts education programs to support the council's mission of serving the Montana public and promoting the arts. Find the complete job description and application process online.    

Orangeburg County Fine Arts Center seeks executive director

The Orangeburg County Fine Arts Center is seeking a highly motivated, creative person to serve as executive director. General responsibilities:

  • Developing and managing performing arts, art classes and arts programming
  • Public relations
  • Managing collections and the facility
  • Administering finances
  • Fundraising
The position requires two years of relevant experience or at least five years of commensurate relevant experience. Competitive salary. Send resume to P.O. Box 2106, Orangeburg, SC 29116-2106. Application deadline is November 28, 2016.

Greenville’s Artisphere seeks logistics coordinator

Note: Applications for this position are no longer being accepted. Artisphere seeks a logistics coordinator to work in partnership with the executive director (ED), the event management team and a volunteer board of directors to oversee the coordination and administration of all logistical planning, organizing, and executing of the organization’s events both internally and externally. Reporting to the ED, the logistics coordinator is responsible for carrying out the festival plan designed by management and will oversee internal office operations. Qualifications include a successful project management track record in either a cultural, not-for-profit or event management organization. Send resume, cover letter with salary requirements and references by September 16, 2016, to info@artisphere.org Artisphere is a three-day celebration of the arts, visual and performing, that takes place in downtown Greenville every May. 2017 will mark the 13th anniversary of the Artisphere festival that has become a signature event on Greenville’s cultural calendar. Artisphere is consistently ranked a TOP 10 Fine Arts Festival in the Country by notable industry indices.

SC Arts Commission seeks deputy director

South Carolina Arts CommissionThe South Carolina Arts Commission seeks a passionate, imaginative, and resourceful deputy 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. Our ideal candidate will share our mission and values, and be excited to help grow, refine, secure resources, and advocate on behalf of the programs and services that have made the Arts Commission a valuable contributor to the state's economic and educational development. This position will begin just as the agency is preparing to set ambitious new goals for the coming decade, including expanding K-12 arts education, arts entrepreneurship, and community arts services.

The deputy director:
  • Assists the executive director in long-range and strategic planning and implementation of agency goals and objectives.
  • Analyzes, develops and implements policies to accomplish established goals and objectives.
  • Assists in preparing the agency's annual budget request to the governor and the legislature.
  • Monitors, analyzes and addresses the impact of agency programs.
  • Conceives and manages innovative new projects, writes business plans and develops specific plans of action.
  • Serves as partner, liaison and agency representative to a broad constituency at a variety of state, regional, and national convenings.
  • Assists executive director with special grants and total agency budgets.
  • Manages special projects, activities and events assigned by the executive director that are typically complex and highly visible efforts with potential for statewide and national impact. Planning requires a high level of creativity, in-depth research on issues, and working effectively with entities outside the agency, legislators and funders.
The position will remain open until filled. Please read the complete job description, qualifications and application instructions thoroughly prior to calling with questions.  

Chapman Cultural Center in Spartanburg seeks marketing & communications manager

Chapman Cultural CenterReporting directly to the president/CEO, the marketing and communications manager will manage all aspects of marketing, communications and promotions for Chapman Cultural Center. Candidate must be versed in traditional and digital marketing strategy, media planning, event planning, budget management, and graphic design principles. He/she will be responsible for creating marketing strategies that will continue to build CCC’s brand leading to increased awareness, participation, loyalty and attracting new donors and customers. Description of work / primary job factors

  • Develop and execute a comprehensive annual marketing and communications plan that maximizes on our 50 years of providing cultural leadership and inspires increased participation in arts and culture in a culturally vibrant community
  • Utilize competitive research and analysis for insights into campaign development and regional and national market trends to develop innovative marketing strategies
  • Create and curate content for brand positioning in visitor packets, presentations and advertising
  • Enhance public awareness of CCC through increased media coverage at the local, regional, state and national level.
  • Plan and execute earned media and promotions to support CCC; develop relationships with key media and manage media contact lists
  • Create and deliver content for press releases, media relations, case studies, executive bios, corporate newsletters, social media, etc
  • Leverage CCC awards and impact to encourage increased investment
  • Collaborate with CCC team and cultural partners to insure relevant and fresh content for website and social media channels.
  • Establish, drive and assess the impact of existing communications vehicles and look at consolidating, strengthening or establishing new channels including:
    • Direct mail
    • Targeted digital narketing/social media
    • Print and TV
    • E-blasts
    • Content marketing (blogs, PR)
    • CCC website
  • Seek in-kind support in marketing and promotional efforts
  • Manage vendor relationships, contracts/scope of work to meet project deadlines, budget and expectations
  • Ongoing recruitment and management of marketing interns and volunteers
Compensation: $45-60k; commensurate with experience. The complete job description, list of qualifications and application instructions are available online.