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Associate Director of Performance Operations

The position manages concert-related details for Celebrity Series of Boston at a variety of venues across Boston and Cambridge. These events are consistent with the mission of the organization, as well as the vision and priorities set by the President.

Associate Director of Performance Operations
Department: Operations/Production
Immediate Supervisor: Director of Performance Operations
Supervises: Manager of Performance Operations, project-specific personnel (independent contractors) and seasonal interns
Level: Management
FSLA: Exempt
Salary: Dependent upon experience

SUMMARY OF POSITION:
The position manages concert-related details for Celebrity Series of Boston at a variety of venues across Boston and Cambridge. These events are consistent with the mission of the organization, as well as the vision and priorities set by the President. The Associate Director is a primary contact for the organization with venue staff, artists and their representation, and area vendors. With the support of a Manager, this position also serves as lead person in the office for concert presentations. The Associate Director will create a concert experience for audiences and artists on behalf of Celebrity Series consistent with organizational values and goals.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Production/Operations Management

  • Directly manages technical and logistical details for a select portfolio of Celebrity Series presentations, including Stave Sessions (a mini-festival of contemporary emerging artists) and occasional special projects, and supervises the execution of all concert presentations
  • Serves as liaison between venue management and artist representation to facilitate all concert-related requests, including equipment, rehearsal, travel, backstage and hospitality needs
  • Supervises load-in/out, work calls, rehearsals and manage stage crew at performance venues
  • Schedules work calls and serves as primary day-to-day contact with local unions
  • Collaborates actively with other departments so artist-related activities are fully integrated into priorities of organizations and in line with Strategic Plan
  • Works with Associate Director of Community Engagement to coordinate planning, execution, and reporting for occasional local community work of touring artists
  • Maintains all relevant schedules for season roster artists and performances
  • Maintains a comfortable and safe environment for artists and participants in related events
  • Manages relationships and logistics pertaining to recordings, CD sales and signings Oversees ticketing needs for artists, agents and department

Supervisory

  • Hires, supervises, and directly responsible for assigned contract-based production managers and technical support staff (direct reports, independent contractors)
  • Supervises Manager of Performance Operations (direct report, full time) regarding their portfolio of mainstage engagements and other related duties

Financial

  • Maintains fiscal oversight of related initiatives within board-approved budget.
  • Manages costs of production-related line items, with a focus on proactive, creative solutions while maintaining quality
  • Serves as primary contact on assigned independent contractor contracts
  • In conjunction with the Finance department and Box Office, oversees the preparation of artist settlements
  • Reviews event financial settlements with artists, union houses and partners as needed
  • Negotiates contracts and rates with hotel vendors

Organizational Communication

  • Facilitates proactive and professional communication between staff of the venue, artist, and presenter
  • Maintains regular contact with colleagues, especially Artistic Programmer and other department members, to support cross-departmental projects that have artist and performance implications, including, but not limited to: program book copy, special events, educational and audience engagement initiatives, and staff meetings
  • Uses in-house database, Artifax Event Online, to facilitate cross-departmental conversation and coordination

Community Engagement/Public Performance Projects

  • Supports community initiatives and Public Performance Projects (free, large-scale public events) on occasion

Development / Fundraising

  • Collaborates with Development on operational elements of fundraising events, including receptions, galas, dinners, and meet-and-greets – with and without artist participation
  • Actively works to facilitate an increased number of quality artist/donor interactions, as identified by Strategic Plan

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Proven ability to achieve results when working collaboratively with a wide variety of people and ideas
  • Detail-oriented self-starter who can handle multiple projects at a time and excel in fast-paced environment. Follow-through is essential to success in this position
  • Ability to thoughtfully analyze situations and persevere despite unfamiliar territory
  • Strong knowledge of performing arts preferred
  • Able to work evenings and weekends as required throughout the year
  • Demonstrated previous experience supervising performance-related theatrical and concert personnel (stage and house crews, outside contractors, FOH staff, etc.)
  • Minimum 5-7 years direct experience in live performing arts concert management, including working knowledge of theatrical and concert hall elements
  • Knowledge of IATSE contracts and experience working in union theatrical environments
  • Proficiency in performance rider interpretation, including the negotiation of tour requirements to fit budget constraints and creative problem solving
  • Ability to communicate effectively and remain tactful and supportive in stressful situations
  • A bachelor’s degree is strongly preferred

Work Environment
The Celebrity Series (Celebrity Series of Boston, Inc.) offices are located at 20 Park Plaza, Suite 1032 in Boston’s Back Bay. The building is convenient to public transportation and is fully accessible. Office hours are Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Work is often required off-site, yet within the Greater Boston area.

Benefits
Medical Insurance 75% paid by Company; Dental Insurance 25% paid by Company; Life Insurance and Short-Term Disability 100% paid by Company; 403(b) plan; paid vacation, holidays, personal and sick time.

The Celebrity Series of Boston, Inc. is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.

To Apply for Employment
Please send cover letter and resume to:
Attn: Associate Director Ops Search
AD.CS.applications18@gmail.com
No phone calls please

Chief Financial Officer

Theatre Communications Group, the national organization for the American theatre, seeks a dynamic and entrepreneurial Chief Financial Officer (CFO) to assume a pivotal role in the overall management of financial aspects of the organization.

Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer and working closely with the Chief Executive Officer and Board of Directors, the CFO will serve on the senior leadership team of the organization. The CFO should have a commitment to TCG’s mission, core values, and an entrepreneurial attitude toward fulfilling it; the ability to successfully lead and work with a diverse staff, Board, and body of partners; outstanding interpersonal skills and exemplary work practices; strong attention to detail and meticulous dependability; and commitment to learning and growth for oneself and others.

We are seeking a leader with significant not-for-profit financial experience who brings a can-do, entrepreneurial, and enthusiastic disposition to the job and who can inspire others to do their best work.

What You Will be Doing 

  • Serve as a member of TCG’s leadership team, setting organizational strategy, and providing financial oversight.
  • Recognize and anticipate opportunities and challenges as they relate to financial systems and operations; generating ideas, strategies, and solutions to drive impact.
  • Provide strategic recommendations to the Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer based on financial analysis and projections, cost identification and allocation, and revenue/expense analysis.
  • Manage and mentor a team of three financial professionals, supporting growth in their roles and cross training, across accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll and purchasing functions; and ensure accuracy of financial data entry.
  • Design, develop, implement, and communicate overall financial strategy, identifying strategic and operational issues for leadership team, Board, and staff.
  • Provide human resources to staff including council when appropriate, provide the best health benefits available within TCG’s budget and ensure compliance with federal, state and local legal requirements.
  • Work collaboratively with the program and fundraising teams to set strategic goals, and support those teams in meeting their goals; partner closely with development team to ensure the team has access to all information and reporting necessary to meet its goals
  • Oversee (develop, monitor, and revise) short- and long-term budgetary planning and cash flow management to ensure alignment with TCG’s strategic priorities; work closely with all Department Heads to monitor and develop the organization’s budget.
  • Manage investment strategies, budgeting, audit, tax, accounting, grants administration, real estate, and risk management activities.
  • Ensure organizational compliance with all regulatory tax filings and audit requirements; coordinate annual audit activities.
  • Design and implement fiscal policies and procedures (internal controls) and ensure that staff maintains financial record systems in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
  • Generate and distribute accurate monthly, quarterly and annual financial reports for the Executive Director, Senior Management Staff, Board of Directors and other audiences as required.
  • Other duties as assigned.

What You Need for this Role 

  • Eight to ten years of broad financial leadership experience, including success serving as a team leader, experience planning and managing budgets for a not-for-profit organization, and overseeing annual audit processes.
  • Robust understanding of financial accounting, with demonstrated success creating financial models, managing reporting, ensuring proper control and audit processes within a not-for-profit setting, including endowments.
  • Collaborative approach to executive leadership, and the ability to work effectively with cross functional teams to meet goals and improve organizational performance
  • Track record of success working directly with Boards of Directors and relevant Board committees (i.e.: Audit and Finance Committees).
  • Demonstrated success improving financial and operational policies, processes, and procedures.
  • Demonstrated excellence in managing human resources, finance, accounting, and budgeting.
  • CPA, MBA, and/or MFA degree preferred, but not required.

Compensation and Benefits 
Salary range for this position is between $120,000 and $140,000, with a comprehensive benefits package.

How to Apply 
Please include “Chief Financial Officer” in the subject line and email resume and cover letter in a single attached file tojobsearch@tcg.org. All materials must be sent via email. No phone calls! We will respond only to those resumes in which we have interest.

Application Deadline 
All application materials must be received by 5:00pm on Friday, August 31, 2018 or until the position is filled. Resumes will be reviewed as they are received, so applicants are encouraged to submit their materials prior to the deadline.

TCG is an Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion (ED&I) in our hiring process, as well as in all areas of our work. At TCG we believe that diverse ideas, cultures, and traditions reflect the broad diversity of the US and are vital assets which enrich the programs and services TCG provides for the theatre field. We respect intersectionality of identities and are committed to EDI in all areas of our work and workplace. People of color, LGBTQ+, and women candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

President and CEO, San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory

The San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory (SDYS) is seeking a full-time President and CEO to lead all aspects of the organization. S/he will fulfill the vision to make music education accessible and affordable for all by building upon SDYS’ past successes to leveraging SDYS’ new opportunities. The President and CEO will collaborate with the Board of Directors and diverse team of high performing staff and faculty.

The President and CEO is expected to be creative and entrepreneurial with the ability to deploy a high level of broad business management and strategic skills, generate resources and financial support, cultivate relationships with internal and external stakeholders, and manifest the culture of the organization. S/he must value networks and strive to leverage SDYS’ breadth of community relationships and programs to achieve systemic local and national impact. S/he will embody SDYS’ core values of inclusiveness, personal achievement, and community leadership.

The President and CEO is responsible and accountable to the Board of Directors to achieve the mission and vision of SDYS. The President and CEO has the latitude to manage the organization within the policies set by the Board with primary responsibility for the following areas: mission and institutional vision, board of trustees, educational and artistic programs, development, marketing and communications, partnerships, human resources, financial stewardship and operations.

JOB TITLE: President and CEO
REPORTS TO: Board Chair
STATUS: Full time, Exempt
SUPERVISES: Music Director, Deputy Director, External Relations Director (vacant), and Community Program Manager

San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory
San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory (SDYS)’s mission is to instill excellence in the musical and personal development of students through rigorous and inspiring musical training experiences. The SDYS vision is to “Make Music Education Accessible and Affordable for All.” We know firsthand that educational, social, community, and personal transformations happen when music is taught collaboratively in pursuit of excellence.

We fulfill our mission and pursue our vision through our traditional youth symphony programming (Conservatory Programs), our neighborhood-centered programming (Community Programs), and collaborations with families, educators, researchers, philanthropists and policy makers.

SDYS is one of the nation’s largest and oldest youth orchestras in the United States. Founded in 1945, SDYS’ Conservatory Program serves approx. 600 students from age 7-25 each season in 12 orchestral and wind ensembles ranging from introductory to advanced levels. We combine intensive music learning with leadership development and community service. To make our Conservatory Program accessible, we provide tuition assistance, sponsored lessons and other support services to students from families with financial need.

In 2008, SDYS’ Board of Directors adopted a vision to “Make Music Education Accessible and Affordable for All” to address the lack of in-school music education and its limited availability to low-income students. SDYS launched the Community Opus Project in 2010 to persuade school districts to provide in-school music to improve student achievement. Designed as a grassroots campaign, it also contained many of the principles of the El Sistema movement. The Community Opus Project resulted in the reinstatement of in-school music and arts education for all 30,000 K-6 students in Chula Vista Elementary School District (CVESD), California’s largest K-6 system. SDYS continues to partner with CVESD to provide after-school music ensembles to 350 students from across the city as well as targeted programs serving academically underperforming students at risk of failure in school.

Other communities in San Diego County have also benefited from our Opus experience. SDYS has partnered with local schools, districts and nonprofits that primarily serve low-income neighborhoods, to create new or strengthen existing music programs. In addition, SDYS partners with UC San Diego researchers to track the impacts of music learning on student development and academic performance. The five-year SIMPHONY Study combined language, rhythm, and cognitive development measurements with brain imaging. SDYS’ newest study with UCSD and CVESD examines changes in attendance, test scores, and language acquisition following the restoration of arts education throughout the system.

A specific objective of our vision is to widely share our methods and experience with increasing access to music education. As SDYS continues to improve access locally, we have begun to assist communities across the United States. SDYS presents regularly at conferences and state legislative hearings, participates in webinars produced by the NEA, NAMM Foundation, and BoardSource. SDYS’ collaboration with CVESD has received local, state and national media coverage and is the subject of a UCTV STEAM Channel documentary.

SDYS’ future includes formalizing methods for sharing our knowledge and experience collaborating with school districts, undertaking new research focused on music as an academic and social intervention, preparing and licencing our custom student management database system as a new earned income source, and undertaking a campaign to create a new center for youth music education and performance in San Diego.

President and CEO
The San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory (SDYS) is seeking a full-time President and CEO to lead all aspects of the organization. S/he will fulfill the vision to make music education accessible and affordable for all by building upon SDYS’ past successes to leveraging SDYS’ new opportunities. The President and CEO will collaborate with the Board of Directors and diverse team of high performing staff and faculty.

The President and CEO is expected to be creative and entrepreneurial with the ability to deploy a high level of broad business management and strategic skills, generate resources and financial support, cultivate relationships with internal and external stakeholders, and manifest the culture of the organization. S/he must value networks and strive to leverage SDYS’ breadth of community relationships and programs to achieve systemic local and national impact. S/he will embody SDYS’ core values of inclusiveness, personal achievement, and community leadership.

Roles and Responsibilities
The President and CEO is responsible and accountable to the Board of Directors to achieve the mission and vision of SDYS. The President and CEO has the latitude to manage the organization within the policies set by the Board with primary responsibility for the following areas:

Mission and Institutional Vision
The President and CEO ensures SDYS staff and board members focus their efforts on fulfilling the organization’s mission and vision. This is achieved by partnering with the Board of Directors to develop and articulate a compelling mission and vision to establish the organization’s priorities, strategies, and tactics. The President and CEO leads the staff in setting goals, developing strategic plans, overseeing implementation of those plans and monitoring progress toward goals.The President and CEO is responsible for the organization’s staffing structure and prioritizing adequate resources to achieve the mission and vision based on recommendations from the Leadership Team.

Board of Trustees
The President and CEO works closely with the Board Chair and Committee Chairs to support the Board of Directors in its Generative, Strategic, and Fiduciary governance roles. This includes serving as the primary staff liaison to the Executive and Governance Committees and overseeing staff serving as the primary liaisons to other committees. The President and CEO advises the Board Chair, Committee Chairs and full Board of Directors on all matters, including vision, bylaws, policies, and financial management. Responsibilities include attending and reporting at Board and Committee meetings, tracking the Board Strengths Profile, recommending and orienting new board members, and publicly recognizing the Board’s leadership in establishing and supporting the SDYS vision. The President and CEO is a principal contributor to the Board’s culture of collaboration, trust, and service.

Educational and Artistic Programs
The President and CEO ensures program design and delivery align with the SDYS mission and vision. This is achieved by working closely with the Music Director, Deputy Director and program managers to identify opportunities and community needs that SDYS is best positioned to achieve through its mission and vision. The President and CEO upholds SDYS’ collaborative process for developing, adapting and implementing programs in accordance with SDYS’ values, policies and goals. As such, the President and CEO will bring innovative ideas and nurture a reflective dialogue to encourage student and parent voices and opinions while creating accessible and engaging programs for all students. The President and CEO approves program evaluation methods, reviews results, and ensures evaluation results are used to strengthen programs and services to students, families, and the community.

Development
The President and CEO plays both an active and oversight role in resource development by collaborating with the External Relations Director to strategize annual development goals, plans and activities. Specific President and CEO activities include building relationships with key individual and institutional donors, identification and engagement with prospective individual and institutional donors, solicitation of major contributions, and widely communicating the case for support of SDYS and its programs. The President and CEO’s oversight role includes ensuring compliance with Board giving policies and monitoring the success of SDYS development activities.

Marketing and Communications
The President and CEO collaborates with the External Relations Director to strategize and monitor annual goals, plans and activities for marketing, communications, and public relations. The President and CEO serves as the primary spokesperson for SDYS with media, the community, internal stakeholders, and as SDYS’ primary advocacy representative and spokesperson with policy makers. As such, the President and CEO must be an eloquent and inspiring speaker, able to advocate on behalf of the organization with diverse audiences (institutions, donors, government, community, students, parents, etc.)

Partnerships 
Partnership is core to SDYS’ mission and vision. The President and CEO identifies, cultivates, and maintains partnerships that advance SDYS’ goals and impact. These include program, research, consulting, training, communications and advocacy partners. The President and CEO ensures SDYS has multiple points of contact with partners and assigns SDYS staff as additional points of contact to partners. Specific roles include serving as a board member for the Balboa Park Cultural Partnership and representing SDYS in key local, state and national associations, work groups, and initiatives. The President and CEO is culturally sensitive and can navigate easily with a wide range of minority families and uses inclusionary practices to create positive partnerships throughout the community.

Human Resources
As the leader of all SDYS staff, the President and CEO is responsible for establishing an ethical internal culture that inspires and motivates staff to collaborate and communicate effectively to fulfill the SDYS mission and vision. The President and CEO works in partnership with the Deputy Director to develop SDYS’ staffing structure and job descriptions, support the individual growth of staff members, maintain strong two-way communication among staff, and monitor compliance with regulations, payroll, and the SDYS Employee Handbook. The President and CEO will also collaborate with the Deputy Director to ensure staff receive consistent performance feedback and assessments. The President and CEO has sole authority for setting staff compensation, dismissal of employees and approval of all disciplinary procedures when necessary.

Financial Stewardship and Operations
The President and CEO works with the Deputy Director to ensure the financial integrity of SDYS and its resources. This includes jointly developing the annual budget with input from the Leadership Team, monitoring spending against the approved budget, and prioritizing equipment, supplies and facility needs. The President and CEO is charged with protecting SDYS against fraud by ensuring compliance with Board policies, strong internal controls, and adequate record keeping practices. Additionally, the President and CEO guarantees SDYS gives the Board-approved auditors full access to SDYS records and personnel.

Other projects as defined by the Board of Directors.

Leadership Qualities and Abilities 
In addition to fulfilling specific responsibilities, the President and CEO ensures the SDYS culture remains strong by embodying specific qualities and abilities. These include:

Collaboration and Relationship Building
The President and CEO must be naturally drawn to building collaborations and utilizing interpersonal relationships to fulfill SDYS’ mission and vision. SDYS’ success and culture are rooted in leveraging collaborations and relationships to achieve large scale impact. This is evidenced in SDYS’ partnerships with school districts, UC San Diego, and other arts organizations. This culture of collaboration is also strong among board and staff membrers. The President and CEO’s modeling, cultivating and deepening collaboration and relationships with all SDYS stakeholders empowers and energizes board and staff members to do the same.

Strategic Thinking and Systems Acumen
The President and CEO is the primary driver of SDYS’ strategic direction and activities to achieve school system level outcomes. This requires multiple skill sets in order to influence the systemic availability of music in-school and out-of-school. The President and CEO must simultaneously fulfill short term strategic tactics and be adaptive to new information or environmental changes that require modifying strategy. Similarly, the President and CEO must have the ability to recognize strategic opportunity and potential in seemingly unrelated information or situations.

Blending Optimism and Realism
SDYS’ vision is ambitous in scale. The President and CEO upholds all SDYS stakeholders’ belief in the vision while managing immediate and practical expectations. This includes articulating the relationship between current activities and the goals of the vision.

Balancing Multiple Priorities
SDYS operates in many spheres simultanesouly. This includes the historic conservatory programs, community programs, school district collaborations and consulting, research, technology and infrastructure development, community engagement and resource development. The President and CEO balances the multiple opportunities and interests of these activity areas so they complement and reenforce each other in pursuit of the SDYS vision.

Qualifications
We’re seeking candidates who are results oriented and able to lead others to achieve. You should have:

  • 10+ years of leadership experience in music education, nonprofit management, or community building. Experience in more than one of these categories is preferable.
  • Experience in the following areas is also desirable: resource development, marketing and communications, advocacy, research, financial management, and nonprofit governance.
  • A demonstrated history of leading a staff team of 10 or more and collaborating with a volunteer board of 10 or more members
  • A background in mobilizing community members to support a public benefit cause
  • Experience working with diverse communities
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail with an ability to prioritize their own work, delegate, and support their team’s work
  • A strong sense of integrity and collaboration
  • Bilingual English/Spanish a plus
  • A bachelor’s degree

Additional
This position requires sitting at a desk or workstation, walking, standing, climbing stairs, hearing, speaking, being able to lift up to 25 lb. and able to drive to locations pertaining to organizational operations. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire. This is a full-time position with work responsibilities on weekends and/or evenings according to the season calendar.

To Apply
To apply, please send an email with a current resume and thoughtful cover letter to CEOSearch@sdys.org.

Director of Development & Communications at CERF+

CERF+, a nationally recognized leader in the field of emergency readiness, relief, and recovery for artists, is seeking a Director of Development & Communications.

This well-rounded energetic and experienced professional will join our growing team to advance CERF+’s mission by building and sustaining support and increasing awareness of and engagement with our work. Reporting to the Executive Director, and in partnership with the Board of Directors and CERF+ staff, the Director of Development and Communications has primary responsibility for a range of institutional advancement functions: increasing funding from private and public sources and demonstrating the impact of CERF+’s work through a variety of communication platforms.

This is a tremendous opportunity for a dynamic, collaborative leader to help take CERF+ to the next level of growth. With offices in Montpelier, VT, CERF+ offers a wonderful quality of life, collegial work environment, and competitive compensation, including an attractive benefits package. For a complete job description, please visit www.cerfplus.org.

National Trust Curator – London

The role of the Curator in the Trust has huge variety. The portfolios you support may include country houses and their collections, but also gardens, landscapes and vernacular buildings. You’ll work with everything from farm equipment to musical instruments to old masters, the Trust’s collections in many areas being amongst the finest in the world.

As well as supporting a diverse portfolio of properties, as Curator you’ll need to build strong and influential relationships with specialists and operational teams. You’ll be a skilled communicator and able to enthuse and inspire others.

You’ll ensure that everything we do balances our need to conserve our heritage, with our need to continue to enhance our emotional engagement

What it’s like to work here
This role is based at our Central London hub, located just minutes from Victoria station. The London portfolio is rich and diverse and includes properties such as Osterley Park & House, Red House, 2 Willow Road, Sutton House and Rainham Hall, and in this role you will be at the forefront of developing our Curatorship and Community engagement at a number of these properties. So, this role will mean you are comfortable with the life and story of William Morris and the Arts & Craft movement at Red House, Tudor living and squatters at Sutton house, and/ or world class architecture inspired by Erno Goldfinger at 2 Willow Road. To top it all off, Rainham Hall is our programmable house, with a complete representation based on Vogue photographer Anthony Denney due to launch in June 2019, and Osterley, our largest property in London, is building on its vision for the future.

With so much opportunity, this role is all about working collaboratively with fellow specialists at properties, across our internal Consultancy and from your network, and bringing your expertise to the table for the benefit of those around the table, and of course our audiences. You will be based at Grosvenor Gardens, but spending time at properties is paramount, as will finding time to undertake research, writing and participating if not leading in workshops and team meetings. You will need be able to work efficiently, and ensure you provide value in all that you do.

If you are excited about making a real contribution to these properties and colleagues you’d be working with, then please get in touch or apply using the instructions below.
This post is for a fixed term only (12 months), working on part time, 22.5 hours per week.

Please note that we are currently recruiting for a number of Curator roles within the London & South East region, specifically based at our Saunderton, Wisley and London hubs. If you would like to be considered for more than one of our Curator positions, please attach a cover letter stating the roles in order of preference. Please search for IRC68618 for our Wisley Hub role and IRC67497 for our role at the Saunderton Hub.

What you’ll be doing
The role of the Curator in the Trust has huge variety. The portfolios you support may include country houses and their collections, but also gardens, landscapes and vernacular buildings. You’ll work with everything from farm equipment to musical instruments to old masters, the Trust’s collections in many areas being amongst the finest in the world.

As well as supporting a diverse portfolio of properties, as Curator you’ll need to build strong and influential relationships with specialists and operational teams. You’ll be a skilled communicator and able to enthuse and inspire others.

You’ll ensure that everything we do balances our need to conserve our heritage, with our need to continue to enhance our emotional engagement with visitors, whilst retaining our “Spirit of Place” that makes each property unique.

Who we’re looking for
In order to be successful in this role you’ll need to have:

  • Experience of building relationships and of working collaboratively with a range of internal and external stakeholders in order to deliver curatorial outcomes
  • Significant knowledge across two or more of the following areas: history, art history, landscape, archaeology, architectural history, gardens/parks
  • Successful track record of leading high quality and creative interpretation, presentation and programming
  • Experience of commissioning, undertaking and disseminating research
  • Knowledge of current best practice in relation to care and management of buildings, landscapes, and collections care including Museum Accreditation standards
  • The ability to work in a matrix organisation, at pace and with a high workload

The package
Please note that the salary advertised is inclusive of an additional Inner London Weighting allowance of £4,465 per annum.

Looking after you

  • Health cash plan – from as little as £3.09 per month for you and your dependents
  • Pension contribution match up to 10%
  • EAP and proactive Health and Wellbeing
  • Discounted gym membership

Looking after your career

  • Grow your career through professional training courses across the Trust
  • Develop your skills with an internal secondment
  • Pay review linked to values and behaviours, commitment to progression
  • Income protection due to illness

Unique to Us

  • Work in some of the most beautiful, iconic and unique locations in the UK
  • Free entry to NT properties for you, a guest and your children (under 18)
  • 20% off in our retail and catering outlets
  • Discount up to 35% off a National Trust holiday cottage booking

Closing Date: 8th August 2018

For more information and to apply, please follow: https://careers.nationaltrust.org.uk/OA_HTML/a/#/vacancy-detail/68666

National Trust Curator – Wisley

The National Trust has significantly invested in curatorship, increasing the number of curators and developing our capability and confidence across the organisation. You will help deliver world class curatorship to some of the most important buildings, collections and landscapes in the country.

Curators at the Trust are influential and collaborative, working with a wide range of people and using their deep knowledge and understanding to influence care for our collections and places, develop research agendas and create high quality, dynamic presentation, interpretation and programming.

What it’s like to work here
This particular position is based from our Wisley Hub in Surrey and will cover the Surrey Landscapes portfolio. Surrey Landscapes comprises a diverse and important set of properties including Claremont Landscape Garden, Winkworth Arboretum and The Homewood, a unique Modernist house in Esher. This portfolio also includes Runnymede and Ankerwycke, located between Old Windsor in the northwest and Egham to the southeast. It is of outstanding international significance as the recorded location of the sealing of Magna Carta by King John in 1215, and contains a myriad of other significances that range from global to local, making the site as a whole extremely rare in its concentration of interests and historic features. This site has recently been awarded funding from the Heritage Lottery to deliver a major five year project enabling us to create a profound change in how visitors experience the site.
This post is for a permanent position, working part time, 15 hours per week.
Please note that we are currently recruiting for a number of Curator roles within the London & South East region, specifically based at our Saunderton, Wisley and Grosvenor Garden hubs. If you would like to be considered for more than one of our Curator positions, please attach a cover letter stating the roles in order of preference. Please search for IRC68666 for our Grosvenor Gardens role and IRC67497 for our role at the Saunderton Hub.

What you’ll be doing
The role of the Curator in the Trust has huge variety. The portfolios you support may include country houses and their collections, but also gardens, landscapes and vernacular buildings. You’ll work with everything from farm equipment to musical instruments to old masters, the Trust’s collections in many areas being amongst the finest in the world.

As well as supporting a diverse portfolio of properties, as Curator you’ll need to build strong and influential relationships with specialists and operational teams. You’ll be a skilled communicator and able to enthuse and inspire others.

You’ll ensure that everything we do balances our need to conserve our heritage, with our need to continue to enhance our emotional engagement with visitors, whilst retaining our “Spirit of Place” that makes each property unique.

Who we’re looking for
In order to be successful in this role you’ll need to have:

  • Experience of building relationships and of working collaboratively with a range of internal and external stakeholders in order to deliver curatorial outcomes
  • Significant knowledge across two or more of the following areas: history, art history, landscape, archaeology, architectural history, gardens/parks
  • Successful track record of leading high quality and creative interpretation, presentation and programming
  • Experience of commissioning, undertaking and disseminating research
  • Knowledge of current best practice in relation to care and management of buildings, landscapes, and collections care including Museum Accreditation standards
  • The ability to work in a matrix organisation, at pace and with a high workload

The package

Looking after you

  • Health cash plan – from as little as £3.09 per month for you and your dependents
  • Pension contribution match up to 10%
  • EAP and proactive Health and Wellbeing
  • Discounted gym membership

Looking after your career

  • Grow your career through professional training courses across the Trust
  • Develop your skills with an internal secondment
  • Pay review linked to values and behaviours, commitment to progression
  • Income protection due to illness

Unique to Us 

  • Work in some of the most beautiful, iconic and unique locations in the UK
  • Free entry to NT properties for you, a guest and your children (under 18)
  • 20% off in our Retail and Food & Beverage outlets
  • Discount up to 35% off a National Trust holiday cottage booking

Closing Date: 8th August 2018

For more information and to apply, please follow: https://careers.nationaltrust.org.uk/OA_HTML/a/#/vacancy-detail/68618

National Trust Curator – Saunderton

The National Trust has significantly invested in curatorship, increasing the number of curators and developing our capability and confidence across the organisation.
Curators at the Trust are influential and collaborative, working with a wide range of people and using their deep knowledge and understanding to influence care for our collections and places, develop research agendas and create high quality, dynamic presentation, interpretation and programming.

What it’s like to work here
This role is based in our Saunderton hub. You’ll help deliver world-class curatorship to some of the most important buildings, collections and landscapes in the country. This (repeat of particular) role focuses on a diverse portfolio including Hughenden Manor, Chastleton House and an extensive range of historic estates, farmed landscapes and vernacular buildings across the West Oxfordshire countryside and Central Chilterns.
Hughenden offers a vivid insight into the charm and charismatic personality of the most unlikely Victorian Prime Minster, Benjamin Disraeli. He resided in the property from 1848 to 1881 and within this time collected an extraordinary collection of personal memorabilia. With the exposed secret wartime past in our Second World War room in the cellars, combined with interactive exhibits and eye-witness account, the experience is unique.

Chastleton, in contrast, is a key reminder of another period in history; a rare gem of a Jacobean country house built between 1607 and 1612. The house remained unchanged for nearly 400 years as the interiors and contents gradually succumbed to the ravages of time. With virtually no intrusion from the 21st century, this fascinating place exudes an informal and timeless atmosphere and resonates a glorious setting unspoilt and untampered.

This post is for a permanent position, working part time, 22.5 hours per week.
Please note that we are currently recruiting for a number of Curator roles within the London & South East region, specifically based at our Saunderton, Wisley and Grosvenor Garden hubs. If you would like to be considered for more than one of our Curator positions, please attach a cover letter stating the roles in order of preference. Please search for IRC68618 for our Wisley Hub role and IRC68666 for our role at Grosvenor Gardens.

What you’ll be doing
The role of the Curator in the Trust has huge variety. The portfolios you support may include country houses and their collections, but also gardens, landscapes and vernacular buildings. You’ll work with everything from farm equipment to musical instruments to old masters, the Trust’s collections in many areas being amongst the finest in the world.

As well as supporting a diverse portfolio of properties, as Curator you’ll need to build strong and influential relationships with specialists and operational teams. You’ll be a skilled communicator and able to enthuse and inspire others.

You’ll ensure that everything we do balances our need to conserve our heritage, with our need to continue to enhance our emotional engagement with visitors, whilst retaining our “Spirit of Place” that makes each property unique.

Who we’re looking for
In order to be successful in this role you’ll need to have:

  • Experience of building relationships and of working collaboratively with a range of internal and external stakeholders in order to deliver curatorial outcomes
  • Significant knowledge across two or more of the following areas: history, art history, landscape, archaeology, architectural history, gardens/parks
  • Successful track record of leading high quality and creative interpretation, presentation and programming
  • Experience of commissioning, undertaking and disseminating research
  • Knowledge of current best practice in relation to care and management of buildings, landscapes, and collections care including Museum Accreditation standards
  • The ability to work in a matrix organisation, at pace and with a high workload

The package

Looking after you

  • Health cash plan – from as little as £3.09 per month for you and your dependents
  • Pension contribution match up to 10%
  • EAP and proactive Health and Wellbeing
  • Discounted gym membership

Looking after your career

  • Grow your career through professional training courses across the Trust
  • Develop your skills with an internal secondment
  • Pay review linked to values and behaviours, commitment to progression
  • Income protection due to illness

Unique to Us 

  • Work in some of the most beautiful, iconic and unique locations in the UK
  • Free entry to NT properties for you, a guest and your children (under 18)
  • 20% off in our retail and catering outlets
  • Discount up to 35% off a National Trust holiday cottage booking

Closing Date: 8th August 2018

For more information and to apply, please follow: https://careers.nationaltrust.org.uk/OA_HTML/a/#/vacancy-detail/67497

Job Opportunity: USC, Lecturer in Dance for Musical Theater

The USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance invites applications for a part-time faculty position as Lecturer in Dance for Musical Theater. This is an exciting opportunity for an active artist/scholar to help build a path breaking program at a world class research institution.

USC Kaufman seeks a collaborative, dynamic and innovative artist-scholar to teach all levels of dance, choreography, and directing for stage and screen for undergraduate majors, non-majors, and minors.

Successful candidates will have significant professional and/or university-level experience in teaching dance for musical theater and will possess expertise in several styles of dance including but not limited to tap, jazz, contemporary, ballet, ballroom, and vernacular dance forms. Ideal candidates will possess the ability to teach upper division courses in tap and ballroom.

This position will also serve as the primary liaison between the Schools of Dance, Dramatic Arts, and Music, and will be charged with building a strong interdisciplinary and integrated partnership between dance and the musical theater program.

Publicity Manager, The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center seeks a creative, high energy Public Relations Manager, with proven success achieving consistent high visibility for a classical arts or other not-for-profit institution, in both main stream and classical arts media across all platforms, to design and execute all public relations outreach for this premier international chamber music organization on the verge of its 50th anniversary season. This position works collaboratively with the Director of Marketing and the Director of Digital Content and reports to the Executive Director.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Public Relations Manager designs and executes all phases of public relations strategy aimed at securing coverage for all concerts, national and international tours, recordings, and additional projects, in every form of available media. He/she serves as the primary liaison to the press, working closely with the Executive Director on the proper positioning of the institution, and with the Marketing Department to maximize and coordinate promotional strategies.

SKILLS AND QUALITIES:

The successful candidate has knowledge and love of classical music, a broad network of contacts in traditional and online media, extensive experience in social media, blogs and other online outlets, excellent taste, sensitivity, great interpersonal skills, flourishes in a fast-paced environment, and is an accomplished writer and a collegial team player. He/she will have a minimum of 3-5 years communications experience in the classical music or other areas of the not-for-profit world.

Please send a cover letter and resume to info@chambermusicsociety.org. NO CALLS PLEASE.