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.

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Chapman Cultural Center seeks FT outreach coordinator

Deadline: Friday, Aug. 16, 2019 at noon ET.


Chapman Cultural Center, located in downtown Spartanburg, is seeking a full-time outreach coordinator. The position will spend roughly half its time on event planning and the other half administering grantmaking. A background in both is desired.

Primary Position Description

The Outreach Coordinator is responsible for coordinating diverse public programming and special events as well as managing our grantmaking and assisting with data collection. Under the supervision of the Community Impact and Outreach Director, this individual seeks to promote the mission, vision and strategic activities of Chapman Cultural Center through a diverse variety of events and grantmaking.

The Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate for this position is self motivated, a team player and outgoing. They are professional, and eager to work with diverse partners and audiences. Please follow this link for full job description and instructions on how to apply.

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New arts job posted by Lancaster Co. Council of the Arts

Application deadline: Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019


Excellent learning and growth opportunity for a development and operations professional in established arts nonprofit organization in Lancaster, S.C. Average 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 experience in similar role required. Please send cover letter, resume and references to:

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

Or to lccadebbie@comporium.net by Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019.

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Brevard Music Center announces artistic coordinator position

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Brevard Music Center (BMC) is a summer institute and festival that trains over 500 high school and college-aged musicians each year and presents a seven-week public concert series throughout the summer. BMC is seeking a full-time artistic coordinator who will support the duties of the Instruction & Performance Department and fulfill cross-departmental functions throughout all areas of the organization. Primary Responsibilities
  • Collaborate closely with Director of Artistic Planning & Educational Programs, and assist in diverse aspects of decision-making processes.
  •  Plan and maintain master location/time schedules for seasonal performances, rehearsals, classes, and concerts.
  • Manage all aspects of in-season and off-season chamber music series.
  • Coordinate with Library, Orchestra Management, and Production staff to ensure all performance needs are met.
  • Oversee all artistic operations for off-season/pre-season programs.
  • Manage faculty, staff, and intern housing assignments and arrivals/departures.
  • Coordinate all aspects of guest artist visits.
  • Supervise artistic summer support staff.
  • Suggest and update content on Institute pages of BMC's website.
  • Collaborate with Director of Admissions on recruitment strategies, and on social media recruitment activity.
  • Manage the collection and reconciliation of all departmental receipts and invoices.
  • Collaborate regularly with other BMC employees and seasonal interns as necessary.
Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree, preferably in music performance, music education, or arts administration, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Advanced degree preferred.
  • Broad acquaintance with the standard repertoire of orchestral and chamber music, and ability to produce a concert. Intimate understanding of the culture of musical performance, machinery of a symphony orchestra, and the instruction of aspiring musicians.
  • Proficiency with computerized systems, including database, spreadsheet, design, word processing software, and google suite.
  • Planning, analysis, detail, and organizational skills.
  • Responsiveness, flexibility, and public relations skills to troubleshoot problems during the season and adapt to quickly changing needs and priorities.
  • Interpersonal skills to work effectively and collaboratively with other BMC staff, faculty, Trustees, volunteers, and vendors, and promote positive relationships with patrons, students, donors, community members and others.
  •  Writing skills to develop website content, concert programs and grant proposal sections.
Working Conditions
  • Work takes place primarily at main office. Travels to other BMC buildings as needed to coordinate work, attend meetings and concerts, etc.
  • Local/area travel related to concerts, guest artists, etc. May have occasional overnight travel for music events, auditions, or conferences.
  • Works extended hours (including weekends and evenings), and is on call at all times during BMC's summer season.
  • Position reports to Director of Artistic Planning & Educational Programs.
Requirements
  • Complete satisfactory background check.
  • Must have valid state driver's license and possess a clean driving record.
Interested applicants should email a cover letter and resume to:

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Director sought by Orangeburg Co. Fine Arts Center

Ed. note, 9 Aug. 2019: applications are no longer being sought for this position.


The Orangeburg County Fine Arts Center has an immediate opening for a director. If you are a highly motivated person with the skill and ability to lead well, we have an opening for you. Applicant will:
  • Work with the Board of Directors, be responsible for overall vision, planning, leadership, management and success – includes membership, revenue and event growth.
  • Manage the financial affairs of OCFAC including membership, events, programs, grants, etc.
  • Work with current media platforms and marketing strategies.
EOE/D/V Resumes may be emailed to ocfac1@gmail.com or mailed to: Orangeburg County Fine Arts Center PO Box 2106 Orangeburg, SC 29116-2106  

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The Johnson Collection seeks communications specialist

The Johnson Collection seeks an energetic, creative Communications Specialist to manage TJC’s public profile including press relations, website content, social media, special events, and various publications. Qualified candidates should submit letter of interest, resumé, and two writing samples to Sarah Tignor, stignor@johnsondevelopment.net or: The Johnson Collection 100 Dunbar Street, Suite 203 Spartanburg, SC 29306

Company Information

Located in Spartanburg, South Carolina, the Johnson Collection offers an extensive survey of artistic activity in the American South from the late eighteenth century to the present day. The Johnson family is committed to creating a collection which captures and illuminates the rich history and diverse cultures of the region. By making masterworks from its holdings available for critical exhibitions and academic research, the collection hopes to advance interest in the dynamic role that the art of the South plays in the larger context of American art and to contribute to the canon of art historical literature. The collection also seeks to enrich its local community by inviting the public to interact with these inspiring works of art. For more information about the collection, please visit www.thejohnsoncollection.org.

Essential Job Qualifications

  • Four-year college degree in English, art history, journalism, or related field.
  • Prior work experience preferred in art, non-profit, journalism, or related field.
  • Excellent writing ability, as well as outstanding editing and proofreading skills.
  • Expertise in managing website content maintenance systems and social media platforms.
  • Experience developing and implementing collaborative projects with cross-institutional teams and through community outreach.
  • Congenial nature with an innate sense of hospitality and welcome.
  •  Strong Microsoft Office Suite and Windows knowledge; Adobe Creative Suite familiarity preferred; comfortable with basic digital photography; familiarity with collection management or parallel inventory software is a plus.

Additional Job Qualifications

  • Authentic, demonstrable interest in the arts and community engagement on both a large and small scale.
  • Engaging verbal communicator, able to build interest in and enthusiasm for the collection, its exhibitions, and programs.
  • Ability to thrive in a dynamic, cooperative environment for creation and implementation of projects; equally comfortable in a leadership role or as a team member.
  • Critical thinking skills that embrace innovative approaches to advance the regional, national, and global reputation of TJC as a premier collection of fine art related to the American South.
  • Excellent listening skills, comfortable receiving input from many sources; able to strategize by analyzing and formulating disparate information into a sound, well-organized plan.
  • Strong work ethic and highly-developed organizational and strategic planning skills; ability to independently manage multiple projects, attend to multiple details, and meet deadlines while supporting other collection projects and priorities.
  • Professional agility and sensitivity for working with diverse personalities and situations; tactful and respectful of others’ concerns; able to reach objectives when barriers arise by developing creative alternatives.
Additional job description can be found at www.thejohnsoncollection.org/opportunities.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The Company is committed to diversity and equal opportunity employment. The Company does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy (including medical needs due to pregnancy, child birth or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, military obligations, or marital status. This policy applies to all areas of employment, including employment status and opportunities such as hiring, internal promotions, training, opportunities for advancement, and termination and applies to all Company employees and applicants.

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New job opening at world-famous arts festival

Spoleto Festival USA seeks an executive assistant and board liaison

Hubbard St. Dance Chicago
The position supports the general director, managing correspondence, including drafting letters and transcribing dictation; facilitating communication with the board of directors as well as festival staff; maintaining calendar/scheduling; making travel reservations; and answering phone and maintaining files. The position also provides support to the director of development and maintains administrative management of the board of directors. This includes monitoring board members’ contributions, committee memberships, terms and contact details; coordinating materials, attendance, meeting room set-up, and other logistics for three annual board meetings and subcommittee meetings; drafting letters to the board of directors and festival donors; and serving as a primary point of contact for the board of directors. Additional responsibilities include co-maintaining the building reservation calendar and managing special projects on an as-needed basis, including but not limited to organizing site visits, monitoring position applications, and coordinating attendee lists for special events.

Qualifications & Capabilities

  • Bachelor’s degree in writing, communications, business, arts management or related field
  • 3+ years of executive-level administrative experience
  • Excellent organizational, writing, and communication skills – copyediting skills preferred
  • Ability to work independently and efficiently in a deadline-driven environment
  • Ability to handle multiple, concurrent tasks with high attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal skills & sense of discretion
  • Thorough knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Word, & Excel
  • Experience with performing arts and/or not-for-profit organizations an asset
  • Experience with Tessitura software an asset

Compensation

Competitive salary; health, dental, vision, and LTD insurance; parking provided; paid leave and holidays; 401(k) matching program.

To Apply

Please submit a resume and cover letter to mhale@spoletousa.org. No phone calls, please. (Ed. note: A deadline was not given.)

Teach at Greenville Center for Creative Arts

Instructor proposals being accepted now

Submission deadline: Thursday, June 20, 2019
GCCA is currently seeking proposals from teaching artists for the fall 2019 class sessions (Session I: Sept. 9-Oct. 26, Session II:  Oct. 28-Dec. 14). If you've ever had any interest in teaching a class or workshop at the Village of West Greenville's arts anchor, now is your chance. They are looking for artists doing interesting work who double as 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. In addition to general proposals, we are particularly interested in artists willing to teach specialized classes for teens (examples: concept art, animal anatomy, etc.).

Find out more and submit proposals by clicking here.

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City of North Charleston seeks new Artist-in-Residence

One visual artist can serve city, schools

Application deadline: 5 p.m. ET, Friday, June 28, 2019
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 2019/20. At the written request of art teachers and school liaisons, the AIR will conduct visual art residencies at North Charleston schools throughout the 2019/20 school year. Additional workshops and demos will be coordinated at the request of community groups, as well as during the 2020 North Charleston Arts Fest. The AIR will also conduct a workshop for the department’s monthly Creative Arts Workshop program and offer instruction for summer arts camps in June 2020. In addition, the AIR will present an exhibition of his/her work at the North Charleston City Gallery from December 2019 through January 2020. Additional exhibition opportunities are available during the North Charleston Arts Fest in May. Past artists who served in the position include:
  • Quintin Chaplin (2018/19),
  • 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 August 2019 through June 2020. 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 reflecting their exhibition and teaching experience by 5 p.m. on Friday, June 28, 2019. 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.

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Greenville church seeking sopranos

Two paid staff singer positions available

Two positions available for soprano staff singers at Christ Church Episcopal in downtown Greenville, S.C. The Parish Choir rehearses on Wednesday nights and sings at the Sunday 10:30 a.m. worship service, August through June. Other rehearsals and services may be scheduled throughout the year, but prior notice is given. Staff singers may be eligible for tour to England-Scotland in July 2020. Singers are paid a competitive stipend per call. Contact Director of Music and Liturgy, Donald Duncan with questions or to arrange an audition: