Jobs in the Arts
Communications & Marketing Director - The Art Effect
Arts Not-For-Profit, Poughkeepsie, New York
The Art Effect was created from a year-long merger process of two long-standing arts education and youth development agencies in Poughkeepsie, NY: Mill Street Loft and Spark Media Project. The Art Effect, now fully merged, is a community-based, multi-arts educational center offering a wide range of creative, educational, and culturallyenriching programs to diverse audiences throughout the Hudson Valley. We are the largest arts education nonprofit in the region.
This is a full-time position offering health insurance benefits, 401K, paid vacation, and other employee benefits. The position reports to the Executive Director. The Art Effect’s Communications and Marketing Director will contribute to a cuttingedge creative organization whose projects and campaigns make a positive impact in our community. This position is responsible for promoting the mission and work of The Art Effect. The successful candidate will manage all of the agency’s print and media
communication: crafting and following up on press releases; managing website content, marketing, donor fundraising campaigns, and social media messaging; promoting events and supporting program attendance/registration; and directing and reviewing collateral materials. As a member of The Art Effect team, the Communications and Marketing Director will work across several departments, and with program managers and constituents impacted by our work to help develop print and web-based material. This position also requires a deep and intuitive understanding of the latest social media tools, platforms and trends, and experience with web content development, brand management, and project management.
The position requires an exceptionally organized individual capable of strategizing and juggling multiple high-priority projects. Strong writing/editing skills and attention to detail are essential. This is an exciting position with growth potential for the right
candidate as The Art Effect grows and expands our reach across the Hudson Valley. The Communications and Marketing Director will work closely with The Art Effect’s Director of Development, Director of Arts, and program staff.
? Communications Strategy: Develop a plan to promote all of The Art Effect’s
programs and events through many methods and platforms.
? Audience/Client Development: Design creative strategies to increase audience
base and engage students, alumni, community partners, and clients in The Art
Effect activities, events, and apprenticeship production department, Forge
? Project Management: Coordinate all marketing and advertising from inception
to delivery and liaise with Art Director to ensure materials align with The Art
Effect’s branding guidelines and Development Director to align with messaging
? Writing: Draft and edit content for a wide range of communication deliverables,
including press releases, social media posts, web content, reports, proposals,
? Media & Public Relations: Develop media strategies, draft responses to media
inquiries, and pitch and place content with publishers and bloggers. Develop and
manage relationships with media contacts.
? Development Support: Work with Director of Development to market and
recruit new business sponsors, donors, and community partners. Manage online
donor appeals (spring and fall).
? Events: Manage communications and marketing for workshops, ribbon cuttings,
exhibitions, screenings, fundraising parties, and other stakeholder meetings and
events. Support these events in planning activities, as needed.
EXPERIENCE AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS:
? Minimum three years professional experience in communications, marketing
and/or public relations. Non-profit experience is highly desirable;
? BA/BS degree in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, or related field;
? Advanced proficiency in MS Office, Google software and Constant Contact;
Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite a plus
? Familiarity with DonorPerfect or other CRM system as well as Asana, Trello, or
other project management tools a plus;
? Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
? Stellar writing skills, able to write succinctly and creatively;
? Must be able to manage tasks independently and also carry out projects as a
productive member of multiple staff teams;
? Demonstrated ability to work calmly and maintain good judgment in fast-paced
? Relevant media relationships, and proven track record of positive press
placements a plus.
Salary range between $40,000 – $45,000 based on experience.
Please email cover letter, resume and 3 references to [email protected] No phone inquiries will be accepted.
Accepting applicants through March 8.
Learn more at FeelTheArtEffect.org. #FeelTheArtEffect
Administrative Associate - Arts Mid-Hudson
Position Title: Administrative Associate
Position Type: Part-time – 20 hours per week
Overall Responsibility: Administrative support for programs including grant data collection and management, collection and organization of exhibit materials, ability to contact artists and arts organizations in order to gather materials in a timely manner to meet deadlines, assists in twice annual pop-up shop, and fundraising events.
Reports to: Grants and Programs Manager
Arts Mid-Hudson is a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to strengthening and supporting artists and arts organizations in the Mid-Hudson Valley region. Based in Poughkeepsie, we serve the Mid-Hudson region with a focus on Dutchess, Ulster, and Orange Counties.
Position Description: Administrative Associate
The successful candidate for the Administrative Associate position will have excellent writing, editing, organizational and interpersonal skills. This position is part-time, 20 hours per week. The Administrative Associate provides own transportation for local work-related travel that is reimbursable at allowable IRS rates. Occasional weekend and evening work events are required.
The Administrative Associate provides integral support to the NYSCA DEC program administered by Arts Mid-Hudson (AMH), other funding programs AMH administers, exhibitions and programs. The ideal candidate is an outgoing, early career administrator with superior Excel/data management skills, attention to detail, and communication talents.
Key Tasks and Responsibilities:
• Provide administrative support for the funding programs that bring in approximately 250 funding proposals each season
• Collect data and track results, maintain electronic and paper filing system, maintain and update applications, guidelines, applicant resources, and program calendar
• Maintains all grantee reports
• Takes notes during grants panels and allocation meetings
• Collects information for exhibit program’s promotional materials
• Contacting artists and arts organizations to receive information, through phone or email – following up with them to provide data for time-sensitive reporting.
• Assists with planning and facilitating info sessions, professional development workshops, and grantee
• Attends staff and grant meetings
• Assists with pop-up shop, Dutchess Handmade and special events
• Additional tasks and responsibilities as needed
Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience
• Excellent written, oral communication, social skills, and a keen attention to detail
• Strong computer skills: facility with Microsoft Office Suite, cloud-based applications, Google Docs and Drive, social networks, online marketing and internet research required; database experience preferred
• Pleasant phone manner
• Ability to take initiative and work independently, work with confidential information in a sensitive manner, and possess active listening skills
• Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks, meet deadlines, and work graciously in a fast-paced environment, while functioning as a collaborative team player
• Ability to work evening and weekend hours
• Fluency in Spanish a plus
• Experience in a funding/arts organization a plus
• Interest in contributing positively to the field
• Knowledge of and interest in cultural policy and services for artists
This is a part-time position: 20 hours/week. $15 hourly wage with room for advancement. Arts Mid-Hudson is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and strives to build a staff and board that reflect the cultural diversity of the Mid-Hudson region, the constituencies and neighborhoods we serve.
Deadline to Apply: March 22 (no phone calls please)
Special Events Coorindator/Part Time - Mount Gulian Historic Site
Mount Gulian Historic Site, Beacon, New York seeks a part-time Special Events Coordinator.
The Coordinator will oversee the development, implementation and management of events and programs, including the June Annual Dinner, programs for children and adults, and site rentals. Additional responsibilities include giving tours to the public. A successful candidate will have a minimum of 3 years of experience working with the public; strong communication skills, including writing and speaking to small and large groups; ability to memorize information from a script; multi-tasker who is comfortable working in a small office and works well with minimal supervision; computer and social media skills. A passion for history preferred. A bachelor’s degree in history, public relations, marketing, or a related field is required.
This is a part-time position, ranging from 18 to 30 hours per week depending on the season. Must be available to work Wednesday, Thursday, Friday throughout the year, and Sunday afternoons April through October.
Salary: $15 to $17 per hour.
Send cover letter and resume to Elaine Hayes, Executive Director, [email protected]
Resumes accepted until April 30, 2019
Director of Development - Emelin Theatre
The Emelin Theatre, located in Mamaroneck, New York and founded in 1972, brings world class performing arts to southern Westchester County. Well-known for its high-quality and affordable programs, the Emelin is one of the few performing arts venues in this region presenting an exciting range of artists in all genres of music, comedy, dance, family theatre, and independent film. The Emelin is proud to serve patrons from Westchester County in addition to New York City, New Jersey, and Connecticut.
Improving Quality of Life: Key Accomplishments While the theatre’s board and staff take great pride in the company’s longevity and 47 years of experience in achieving its goals, the Emelin is constantly evolving its programming providing the best available to the sophisticated and educated Emelin audience and donor base. Key attributes of the Emelin include:
- Serves approximately 25,000 patrons annually from Westchester County and beyond. § Presents approximately 125 performances each season. § Programming includes emerging and established performing arts in all genres of music, comedy, dance, family theatre, and independent film § Recent performers include Poco, Leo Kottke, Anne Hampton Callaway, Richard Thompson, George Winston, Janeanne Garofalo, Louie Anderson, Rickie Lee Jones, Suzanne Vega, Christopher Jackson, Billy Porter, Parker Quartet, American Brass Quintet, Alexander String Quartet, Joyce Yang, Charlie Albright, Pilobolus Dance, Dance Theatre of Harlem, Ladysmith Black Mamabazo, The Earls of Lesicester, and The Cat in the Hat. § Boasts strong financials based on a healthy mix of ticket and rental revenues coupled with a strong donor base. § Enjoys strong existing relationships with public officials, local arts organizations, community service and volunteer groups and nearby schools. § Attracts over 7,500 children and devotes almost one third of its programming to children and families, which establishes it as a leading presenter of live children’s theater and workshops in
Westchester. § Enables approximately 4,000 children from local districts in the region to experience culturally diverse theater arts programming through reduced price or free tickets offered as part of its School Outreach Program. § Since its genesis in 2005, the Emelin Film Club has presented a highly successful film series screening independent, international and major studio films before their general release and features discussions with directors, actors, and producers associated with the films.
The theatre operates on an annual budget of approximately $1.5 million, deriving approximately 50% of its income from ticket sales and rental income with the balance provided by fundraising. The theatre employs an administrative and operations staff of 9 and more than 20 volunteers. The theatre is governed by an active 14-member board of directors representing a cross-section of area residents and community leaders.
Deadline to apply April 30, 2019
Artist Hiring – Pinot’s Palette
Pinot’s Palette, a leader in the Paint-and-Sip industry with over 100 open locations in the United States and Canada, is excited to need some fun charismatic art instructors as we continue to grow! Customers witt fottow your instruction white they paint on their own stretched canvas with acrytic paint. The ideal person for this job witt have an outgoing personality, strong work ethic, eagerness to learn, positive attitude and the abitity to work quickty and energeticatty with our team of artists.
o Creating and devetoping paintings to be taught in ctasses and used for promotional items
o Devetoping and executing detaited teaching methods
o lnstructing customers during ctass in an energetic, ctear and wett-paced manner white encouraging creativity and creating a retaxed, fun atmosphere o Assisting customers and staff member(s) to ensure smooth ctass ftow and promote customer painting success through teamwork and positive attitude
o Abitity to design and execute quatity, acrytic paintings in various painting stytes
o Basic computer skitts and internet knowtedge o Pubtic speaking or performance skitts (comfortabte speaking on a microphone)
o Time management and communication skills
o Must have a reliable means of transportation
o College Degree in Art or Design related field o Some experience leading a group of people (classroom or otherwise)
o Some experience in customer service
To apply, please respond to [email protected] with:
o Your resume
o 3 images of your original paintings
Please visit www.pinotspatette.com/fishkill to find out more about us.
Compensation: Starting at 515/hour with bonuses, rewards, and room for advancement
Arts Writer – Women's Studio Workshop
The successful candidate will be a thoughtful writer who is engaged in the visual arts, has a deep interest in women’s issues and a visionary approach to the ways in which these converge. The Arts Writer will participate in all aspects of Women’s Studio Workshop, including WSW events, which can take place on evenings and weekends. In addition to writing and managing WSW’s blog, the Arts Writer will participate in WSW’s marketing team by attending weekly meetings, posting artist-related content across social media and through email, and engaging critically with staff and artists about art and artistic representation.
-Interview resident artists and write a blog post on each (approximately one per week)
-Write quarterly blogs that tie together work of current or recents artists and the greater contemporary conversations within the field, specific but not limited to print, paper, book arts, etc
-Work with WSW’s staff and Board to identify 12 outside writers per year to work on special projects and increase readership; contract with and manage these writers
-Manage the blog schedule in coordination with the marketing team, ensuring timely posts while the artists are still working at WSW
-Grow blog readership in measurable ways and find new vehicles to support resident artists through this work
-Maintain and elevate WSW’s voice and branding
-Photograph artists working in the studio
-Track social media, website, and email analytics and give weekly reports at staff meeting
-Keep WSW’s Flickr account up to date with artist images
-Generate content for all AIR-related posts on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
-Create AIR-related content for email marketing through MailChimp, including spots in WSW’s Monthly e-Digest, blog-centric emails, and artist’s book announcements
-Work with the Artistic Director to launch new artists’ books, including but not limited to, visual documentation, book description, and website page
-Manage website as it relates to artists (alumnae, gallery, artists’ books, etc.)
-Complete other tasks, as needed
-Possesses a major or minor in Art History or Visual Arts and has knowledge of contemporary art
-Eager to engage critically with artists and produce one artist feature per week
-Adept at operating at high-efficiency in a deadline-continuous environment and producing content under tight deadlines without sacrificing quality
-Experienced in writing about visual arts and passionate about elevating the quality of art writing online
-Proactive in addressing any an all issues related to job responsibilities
-Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills
-Extremely organized and detail-oriented
-Comfortable taking direction from more than one editor/manager and eager to improve as a writer with each and every blog
-Embraces opportunities for growth and works well independently and as part of a team
-Familiarity with the artistic disciplines offered by WSW (printmaking, papermaking, ceramics, darkroom photography, and book arts)
-Knowledge of Adobe Suite, MailChimp, Salesforce, WordPress, and/or social media platforms
-Names of three references with phone numbers and email addresses
-Three writing samples (at least one non-academic)
Compensation includes: $30,000 annual salary, 2 weeks paid vacation, ~2.5 weeks paid vacation for WSW’s winter break, and generous sick time. Healthcare stipend anda private, studio apartment on WSW’s campus ($700/mo) are available.
This is a full time, exempt position with a one-year contract. There is a possibility of contract extension or permanent hire at the end of the first year.
Women’s Studio Workshop (WSW) is an equal opportunity employer. WSW recognizes workplace diversity as an asset that contributes to the success of its mission and is committed to a policy that respects and values individual differences. WSW will not discriminate in hiring, retention or promotion of any individual on the basis of age, race, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, predisposing genetic characteristics, HIV status, marital status, or pregnancy
Bilingual Media Fellow – La Voz
The Bilingual Media Fellow will help build capacity and support organizational sustainability by enhancing marketing, social media, and the quality of writing. The first La Voz Bilingual (Spanish/English) media fellow will be a highly motivated, enthusiastic recent college graduate, with a talent and passion for superior reporting and writing, and a dedicated focus on Latino and immigrant issues in our region.
Must be fluent in reading, writing and speaking Spanish and English
Must be a recent college graduate (no more than three years out of college) with a Bachelor’s degree and major or minor in any of the following: Human Rights, Political Science, Latin American Studies, Spanish language, Media, Journalism, Written Arts, Marketing, or Communications.
Must be proficient in MS Work, Excel and social media
Must have strong communication, listening and interpersonal skills
Excellent organizational and time-management skills
Must be self-motivated, able to work with minimal supervision, and detail oriented
Talent and passion for superior reporting and writing, and a dedicated focus on Latino and immigrant issues in our region.
Valid driver’s license and clean driving record
Please submit your cover letter in Spanish, explaining why you are the ideal candidate, resume (in English) and three contact references through Interfolio.com here. Applicant reviews will begin immediately.
Specific questions regarding the position can be directed to Mariel Fiori at: [email protected] No phone calls please.
Teaching Artists – Center 4 Creative Education
CCE needs some new teaching artists in dance and drumming for both our Kingston and Beacon sites. Ideally, experienced teaching artists but CCE does its own training as well. Very part-time at this point but lots of potential. Hip hop and modern dance and hand drumming of various styles. Call the office: 845.338.7664 – or email: [email protected]