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Executive Director

Artistry Theater and Visual Arts invites applications and referrals for the position of Executive Director.

With an annual budget of $2.2 million, Artistry’s staff includes theatre production, musical, artistic, and technical teams, box office and front of house, education coordinators, teaching artists, and other administrative people. It receives broad support from its community with a pool of 185 volunteers and a dedicated Board of Directors of 17. The annual fund-raising goal is $538,000, for which the ED holds the primary responsibility for development of strategy and its execution. Artistry serves a regional audience of more than 82,000 annually.

The ideal candidate will have five to seven years senior management experience in the cultural sector, preferably in an arts venue, a producing theatre, or a visual arts organization, and a proven track record in major gifts fund-raising, board development, and grantsmanship. A degree in arts and/or not for profit administration or equivalent experience in the field would be desirable.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Comprehensive benefits package.

Submit resume, cover letter, references and salary requirements in confidence by Friday, April 12th to:
Margaret Genovese
gvasearch@gmail.com

Full Posting: http://genovesevanderhoof.com/opportunities/executive-director-2/
Additional information: http://www.artistrymn.org

Executive Director – Berkshire Opera Festival

Berkshire Opera Festival seeks applications for the position of Executive Director from individuals with broad practical experience in opera company administration and fund-raising.

To steer the company in the realization of its short-term and long-range goals, BOF is seeking an entrepreneurial, collaborative leader to serve as Executive Director. This is a full-time position, requiring residence in the Berkshires year-round. The Executive Director’s position would begin on June 1, 2019.

The mission of Berkshire Opera Festival is to entertain and enrich the lives of people of all ages and backgrounds throughout the Berkshire region by providing accessible and affordable performances of a broad range of operas with the highest artistic standards. BOF’s annual budget is just over $600,000, and the company is poised for significant growth.

The ideal candidate will have at least five years of senior management experience in the opera/cultural field and have the ability to work well in collaboration with the company’s current artistic leadership and staff, as well as with community volunteers including the Board of Directors.

Salary commensurate with experience.

Submit resume, cover letter, salary requirements, and references by Friday, March 22, 2019 to:
Margaret Genovese
gvasearch@gmail.com

Full posting: http://genovesevanderhoof.com/opportunities/executive-director/
Additional information: http://www.berkshireoperafestival.org

TDC is hiring Consultants!

TDC is a leading management consulting and research firm that works across the nonprofit sector. For 50 years, TDC has worked exclusively with nonprofit, governmental, educational, and philanthropic organizations, providing them with the business and management tools critical to carrying out their missions effectively.

We possess a strong track record in facilitating highly complex strategic business planning and organizational change processes for hundreds of organizations. Guided by our clients’ missions, informed by market realities, and grounded in financial best practices, we work with clients to help them lay out integrated programmatic, organizational, and financial strategies. In addition, TDC works with funders and donors to create philanthropic strategies that support their visions for meaningful impact. The choice to work with both nonprofit organizations and funders is a strategic decision we have made to make impact at two levels: individually at the nonprofit level and sector-wide through our work with funders. This allows TDC to have a truly well-informed sector-wide view. On occasion, TDC publishes in-depth research on critical topics faced by the nonprofit sector.

Based in Boston, TDC has a staff of twenty who work with clients nationally. Our consultants hold degrees from top MBA and graduate programs and bring a wealth of experience from the nonprofit and social sectors. Our team is highly skilled in organizational planning, data and financial analysis, program development and evaluation, and operational design.

TDC is seeking Project Managers to join our team. Project Managers efficiently support and manage client engagements in close coordination with Vice Presidents and firm leaders. Project Managers are responsible for advancing projects by designing and leading the development of key strategic questions and supporting research tasks as a part of an internal project team. Project Managers are also expected to ensure the meeting of milestones and deadlines by communicating clearly with clients on overall engagement objectives, work plans and key findings. Project Managers will implement the scope of work and contract on time and on budget. This role requires strong financial and quantitative analysis skills, as consultants are frequently asked to synthesize large amounts of data. From time to time, Project Managers will contribute to sector research that advances the firm’s learning objectives.

In a Project Manager’s first year, there is a strong emphasis on learning TDC’s approach to nonprofit consulting. Like all TDC staff, Project Managers work in a fast-paced environment on multiple engagements simultaneously. A Project Manager’s portfolio will encompass organizations that represent a range of focus areas within the nonprofit sector. As Project Managers gain increased knowledge of TDC’s practice, they will serve as lead consultants on client engagements.

Project Managers’ primary responsibilities include:

  • Contribute to client engagements, with responsibility for identifying key strategic questions and designing and implementing a research agenda to inform a strategic business planning process. Research will include conducting interviews, focus groups, surveys, organizational benchmarking and analysis of client data.
  • Conduct in-depth financial analyses of income statements and balance sheets to clarify the client’s financial model and current state of financial health.
  • Build financial models, and identify and model strategic scenarios and their implications.
  • Analyze and synthesize large amounts of qualitative and quantitative information to identify implications and strategic challenges
  • Contribute to the development of major client deliverables, including writing and editing reports and presentations for clients.
  • Maintain client relationships
  • Facilitate meetings of clients’ board, staff and other stakeholders as needed.

Candidates for the Project Manager position are expected to think holistically and strategically about all aspects of client organizations, from the markets they serve to their staffing, financials and governance. Highly qualified candidates will have an MBA, MPA or similar graduate-level degree and proven commitment to, or interest in, the nonprofit or social sectors.

Candidates should meet most of the following criteria:

  • You come to this role with 5 to 7 years of professional experience, with a minimum of one year in a managerial position (experience in the nonprofit, social, or research sectors is preferred, but not required).
  • Your background includes prior success in roles that encompass at least one of the following concentrations: research, strategy, staffing, governance, or finance, and you are excited about continuing to learn and grow your skill set to encompass these areas.
  • You display an intellectual curiosity about the problems we are asked to solve by TDC’s clients and excitement about the opportunity to work across a wide variety of organizations and projects.
  • You have experience managing strategic projects or multifaceted research agendas that require thinking holistically, identifying and resolving a key strategic challenge, and delivering against tight deadlines.
  • You are a strategic thinker who can understand core issues, consider all aspects of client organizations, and create deliverables that demonstrate an understanding of the big picture.
  • You possess strong analytical skills and a capacity to conduct sophisticated and rigorous analyses of both quantitative and qualitative information.
  • You demonstrate the ability to conduct financial analyses and create detailed financial projections.
  • You bring past experience in conducting market research, with exposure to one or more of the following: competitive analysis, surveys and focus groups, and review of secondary literature and data using both quantitative and qualitative sources.
  • You have excellent writing, editing and oral communication skills; ability to organize and present complex information in a clear and concise manner.
  • You can build relationships at all levels of an organization, often in complex and sensitive environments and have experience at facilitating meetings and/or making presentations to small and large groups.
  • You thrive in a mission-focused organization that values curiosity, intellectual rigor, humility, flexibility and a sense of humor.

To be considered for the position, applicants should submit the following materials:

  • A thoughtful cover letter;
  • A resume;
  • A writing sample of three to five pages. Please note: in a writing sample we are looking for a persuasive or analytical essay that demonstrates your ability to use data in support of a thoughtful argument.

All correspondence should be sent to hr@tdcorp.org. Resumes will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

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DHR International Places Senior Executives at Four Major US Arts Institutions

James Abruzzo and the Nonprofit Practice of DHR International recently completed searches for senior executives at four leading arts and cultural organizations:

  • Executive and Artistic Director, Onassis Foundation USA
  • President and CEO, Tennessee Performing Arts Center
  • Executive Director, Sag Harbor Cinema Arts Center
  • Senior Director, Finance, Apollo Theater Foundation

DHR is proud to have partnered with each of these organizations in recruiting leaders who will further their individual missions and advance the arts and culture sector as a whole.

Vallejo Gantner has been appointed Executive and Artistic Director of Onassis Foundation USA, in New York City. OFUSA extends the mission of the global Onassis Foundation, headquartered in Athens, Greece, to American audiences. As Executive and Artistic Director, Vallejo is responsible for overseeing the funding of cross-disciplinary and contemporary projects that explore direct and experiential approaches in art, culture, and education into practice and that help shape social change across borders. Vallejo brings to the role over 20 years of arts curation and funding experience, most notably as Artistic Director of Performance Space 122 in NYC from 2005-2017. PS122 is a vital cross-disciplinary arts institution that premieres new works and debuts artists with sustainable support mechanisms. Vallejo transformed this organization by leading a $40 million renovation of the facility, enhancing the producing and development systems within the organization, and creating innovative ways of artistically engaging audiences. Vallejo also sits on the board of Myer Family Investments, a private investment company in Melbourne, Australia.

Jennifer Turner has been appointed President and CEO of Tennessee Performing Arts Center. She succeeds Kathleen O’Brien who is retiring in July following 14 years as head of the arts center and 31 years at TPAC. Jennifer arrives from Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa, CA, where she served the $64 million arts center for six years, most recently as Executive Vice President and Managing Director. In this role she was responsible for general operations including personnel and organizational development, human resources, capital projects and strategic planning, education and community engagement. She also oversaw the major renovation and now programming of the plaza project. Jennifer has twenty years of demonstrated success at performing arts organizations, including Auditorium Theatre, Shakespeare Theatre Company, and Michigan Opera Theatre. As President and CEO of TPAC, she will guide the board as they contemplate a variety of long-range master plan options while ensuring the organization continues its excellent reputation for arts programming and educational outreach and balancing a $25 million-plus operating budget.

Gillian Gordon has been appointed as the inaugural Executive Director for Sag Harbor Cinema Arts Center. This nonprofit cultural organization is being built on the site of a former well-known, iconic movie theater in Sag Harbor and will be a state-of-the-art facility featuring three theaters, a locally sourced café and bar and facilities for rentals and events. The mission of the Center is to create and operate a new art film house and cultural center on the East End of Long Island that will present independent, foreign, and documentary films, offer related educational programming and engage people of all age groups. Gillian is the perfect person to lead this new nonprofit organization, having grown up in the East Hamptons and spent her entire career in the film industry. Gillian has over twenty years’ experience producing film and television. She also has prior Executive Director experience, leading Youth Culture TV, an educational and media training charity for marginalized young people, from 2003-2005. Since 2006, Gillian has been with Royal Holloway University of London, teaching, designing curriculum, managing staff, and overseeing enrollment for this highly challenging, first-class graduate program in Producing Film and Television. She begins her new role in July.

Kelly McKaig is the new Senior Director of Finance at the Apollo Theater in New York City. This past year DHR International recruited Aldo Scrofani, a Broadway producer and former COO of Columbia Artists Management Incorporated, to the position of Chief Operating Officer of the Apollo. As the Apollo prepares to open two new theaters and embarks on a broader building expansion campaign, DHR International recently completed the search for a Senior Director of Finance. Kelly comes to the Apollo from a similar position at Symphony Space, a pre-eminent multi-disciplinary performing arts center in New York City, where he managed the organization’s overall $6.5M budget and finances. Kelly, who holds a bachelor’s degree in American Studies from Brown University and an MBA from Georgetown University, previously served as Managing Director for Chez Bushwick, an organization co-founded by choreographer Jonah Bokaer, dedicated to the advancement of interdisciplinary art and performance with a strong focus on new choreography. Kelly began his career working in film production for 15 years.

DHR International’s Nonprofit Practice recruits senior executives to arts and cultural organizations as well as serving the other fields with the broader nonprofit field. We are noted for our ability to hire top executives in a timely fashion and provide value-added services to boards and executives. Our mission is to “improve the effectiveness of nonprofit organizations worldwide.”

You can find more at http://www.dhrinternational.com and can download the white paper Negotiating the Nonprofit CEO Contract. You may also contact James Abruzzo or Phil DeBoer at DHR International.

Spoleto Festival USA seeks a Community Engagement Coordinator

Spoleto Festival USA seeks a Community Engagement Coordinator to work as a liaison between a newly commissioned opera and the community at large. The position is Creative Catalysts Fellowship in partnership with the Thomas S. Kenan Institute for the Arts.

  • Community Engagement Coordinator at Spoleto Festival USA in Charleston, South Carolina
  • A Creative Catalysts Fellowship in partnership with the Thomas S. Kenan Institute for the Arts

Spoleto Festival USA seeks a Community Engagement Coordinator to work as a liaison between a newly commissioned opera and the community at large (both educational institutions and community organizations). This position will last approximately 18 months, likely beginning in May 2019. This position is a specific post for a Thomas S. Kenan Institute for the Arts Creative Catalyst Fellow.

ABOUT SPOLETO FESTIVAL USA
For 17 days and nights each spring, Spoleto Festival USA fills Charleston, South Carolina’s historic theaters, churches, and outdoor spaces with performances by renowned artists as well as emerging performers in opera, theater, dance, and music. Founded in 1977, this non-profit is internationally recognized as America’s premier performing arts festival.

The Festival typically produces two or three new opera productions annually, varying from revivals of baroque operas, to newly commissioned works, to rarely performed works by well-known 19th-and 20th-century composers. The Festival engages more than 350 seasonal employees as members of its orchestra, chorus, production, box office, and administration teams as well as various performing artists and companies.

OMAR IBN SAID OPERA
Spoleto Festival USA has commissioned an opera based on the life of Omar Ibn Said, an enslaved African Muslim who was sold in Charleston in 1807, and who wrote his autobiography in Arabic in 1831. The opera (score and libretto) will be composed by Rhiannon Giddens, the singer/songwriter whose vast musical contributions—as a performer and composer—encompass folk, jazz, Old Time, Americana, and opera traditions.

JOB DESCRIPTION
As a Creative Catalysts Fellow, the Community Engagement Coordinator (CEC) will shape the outreach effort surrounding the premiere of the Omar Ibn Said opera, and will work with multiple groups in the Charleston, South Carolina and North Carolina communities. The story of Said, the story of Muslims in the colonies and subsequently the United States, the story of individual enslaved people will all be the basis of an educational program aimed at school students, college students, and members of the general public. The CEC will work with potential collaborators including the College of Charleston, the Avery Research Center, the International African American Museum, the South Carolina Historical Society, the Charleston Public Library, and in the Charleston Public School District. The CEC will also explore public exhibitions of manuscripts related to Said including the manuscript of his autobiography as well as documents in the collections of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and Davidson College. Connections with the National Heritage Corridor, the National Parks Department, South Carolina and North Carolina plantations will also be explored. Other collaborators could include organizations such as the Charleston Central Mosque and the Omar Ibn Sayyid Mosque in Fayetteville, NC.

DUTIES

  • Work with the Director of Artistic Planning and Operations and the General Director
  • Enhance the extensive list of potential collaborators within the Charleston community and beyond to North Carolina
  • Create outreach programming tailored to specific collaborators
  • Create and implement curricula material for school programs
  • Work with Festival artists and across Festival departments, as needed
  • Create outreach events and manage necessary logistics

THOMAS S. KENAN INSTITUTE FOR THE ARTS
As a non-profit affiliate of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, the Thomas S. Kenan Institute for the Arts is a catalyst that encourages and supports the exploration and development of new knowledge to transform the way artists, organizations, and communities approach their creative challenges.

Through its new five-year strategic plan, Creative Catalysts, the Kenan Institute will empower the next generation of artist leaders, entrepreneurs, and innovators; enhance creative placemaking near the UNCSA campus; and engage the creative community across the region to increase access, equity, and inclusion across the sector.

Creative Catalysts Fellowships are designed to develop and empower artist leaders, entrepreneurs, and innovators to lead, create, and make, while engaging the arts and creative sector across the Southeast. These extraordinary opportunities are highly competitive, paid fellowships that will gain access to year-long educational and community building, including an online certificate program, mentoring, and networking, as well as participation in the annual Creative Catalysts Summit in Winston-Salem, NC.

EXPERIENCE & REQUIREMENTS
Candidates must be highly detail oriented and have strong organizational and communication skills and a professional demeanor. Fluency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook plus proficiency in research is required. The ability to set priorities, work collaboratively, take initiative, and anticipate and solve problems under intense pressure is necessary. Two+ years of arts education/community engagement experience is required. College degree with plans to pursue a graduate degree in an arts-related field is preferred.

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.

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Managing Director of Pittsburgh Playhouse/Director of the Center for Entertainment Management, Point Park University

Point Park University in Pittsburgh, PA invites qualified candidates to submit applications to become Managing Director of Pittsburgh Playhouse/Director of the Center for Entertainment Management. Point Park has recently opened an extraordinary new facility with three performance venues, shops and rehearsal spaces, and a fully professional sound stage. 

More about Point Park can be found here: https://www.pointpark.edu

This position requires a person with both the flexibility and leadership skills to work between the Playhouse, the newly formed Center for Entertainment Management and the rest of the University. The Managing Director/Director of the CEM will join the new Artistic Director/Dean in a co-leadership role both reporting to the University Provost. The searches are happening simultaneously. 

Point Park University has engaged Management Consultants for the Arts for this search and interested candidates may apply for this position by visiting this link: http://tinyurl.com/yc58vsdx

Management Consultants for the Arts, Inc
http://www.MCAonline.com

Point Park University seeks a dynamic leader to fulfill the functions of Managing Director of the Pittsburgh Playhouse and Director of the Center for Entertainment Management (MD/CEM). This new position will be integral in realizing the potential of the new Playhouse and bringing to life the work of the new Center for Entertainment Management. The MD/CEM will be the bridge between the Playhouse and the University. The position requires a person with both flexibility and the leadership skills to work between the Playhouse, the CEM and the rest of the University. 
About the Pittsburgh Playhouse, the Conservatory of Performing Arts, and the Center for Entertainment Management

Located in the heart of one of the most livable cities in the US, Point Park University, recently listed as a 2018-2019 college of distinction, is a vibrant, urban campus located at the periphery of historic Market Square in downtown Pittsburgh, with an enrollment of approximately 4000 full and part-time students in more than 50 areas of academic study. 

The departments of Theatre, Dance and Cinema Arts compose the Conservatory of Performing Arts, which houses 875 students majoring in at least one of 17 degrees. The Center for Entertainment Management (CEM) will produce graduates who will thrive professionally and become industry leaders. As one of the top programs of its kind in the nation, the conservatory combines real-world experience and rigorous training with internationally recognized master teachers, directors, producers, writers, and choreographers. The University’s prestigious and nationally recognized Conservatory of Performing Arts, now operating within a brand new $60 Million Theater Arts complex containing 3 performance venues and a professional sound stage, combines three disciplines into a Conservatory that produces hundreds of new professional-level graduates every year. Working with the students at Point Park University, you will help cultivate the next generation of award-winning artists.

The vision behind the CEM is to prepare the next generation of entertainment leaders and be a collaborative leader in experiential learning. Among the aspirations for the CEM is to:

  • Integrate industry partners as ongoing collaborators in bringing product and practices to the entertainment market;
  • Leverage the region’s entertainment potential with new productions, new artists, and new resources in finding solutions for the industry on a national and international scale;
  • Be a collaborative leader in experiential and integrated learning for higher education and the industry;
  • Prepare the next generation of entertainment leaders and entrepreneurs;
  • Establish a comprehensive educational model that partners with community and national connections;
  • Host a national convention inviting industry executives to share best-in-class practices and provide continuing learning opportunities.

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Located at the confluence of the Allegheny, Monongahela, and Ohio Rivers, Pittsburgh is one of America’s most livable cities, and in recent years has become a hotbed of innovation in the healthcare and technology arenas. Some 177,000 people work in Pittsburgh’s tech-related industries, and their ranks continue to grow. Low cost of living, networking opportunities, and an innovative and devoted community make the city appealing to entrepreneurs, corporations, and artists alike. Pittsburgh’s restaurant scene is booming and Zagat’s named Pittsburgh its top food city in 2015. Through the efforts of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust and other passionate cultural devotees, the cultural sector has blossomed with thriving venues for music, dance, theater, and performance art in the heart of Downtown and throughout the city. There are a number of world-class museums, music festivals and theaters. A city full of energy and pride, Pittsburgh is a thriving city rich with history and plenty to see and do. 

POSITION AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Reporting
The MD/CEM reports to the Provost and the Senior Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs and works collaboratively and very closely with the Artistic Director/Dean of the Conservatory of Performing Arts. These two positions are co-equal and have the same reporting structure. 
In collaboration with academic and artistic leadership of the University, and the AD/Dean, the Managing Director of the Pittsburgh Playhouse develops and implements the Center for Entertainment Management by creating long- and short-term strategies to partner students with industry professionals, creating a pipeline of fully prepared graduates to step into professional roles. This position oversees operations of the University’s new Pittsburgh Playhouse, working with faculty and staff in this learning laboratory to create opportunities for students throughout the University to engage in hands-on professional education. The Managing Director of the Pittsburgh Playhouse will be responsible for promoting the new Pittsburgh Playhouse as a regional arts facility that will produce revenue for the University. This position operationalizes the artistic and academic vision into practical initiatives that are student-centered and fiscally responsible. The Managing Director of the Pittsburgh Playhouse oversees the staff responsible for productions (theatre, dance, cinema) on campus.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Grow the utilization of the spaces until optimal capacity is reached.
  • Foster dedication to delivering a quality experience for students.
  • Exemplify a positive attitude toward diversity on campus.
  • Fostering a culture of excellence and working for continuous process improvements in all areas.
  • Generate earned revenue through rentals and presenting opportunities, as well as through philanthropic support.
  • Develop and maintain professional relationships, regionally and nationally.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master’s degree in business, arts management, or related field preferred. Terminal degree preferred but not required.
  • Five or more years of experience in an entertainment leadership role, preferably as Managing Director or Assistant Managing Director with demonstrated achievements in this role.
  • Professional relationships in the arts and entertainment field.
  • Demonstrated ability to stay relevant with changing trends in the arts and entertainment field.
  • Demonstrated business acumen with budgetary experience and strong management capabilities.
  • Experience generating earned revenue through rental and presenting opportunities as well as through philanthropic support.
  • Commitment to creating an expanding culture of equity, diversity, and inclusion.
  • Exceptional communication skills – both speaking and writing – with a strong ability to act as a public ambassador for the University’s Center for Entertainment Management.
  • Demonstrated flexibility to be able to effectively interact with and support a varied population, including faculty, staff, and students.

PROCEDURE TO APPLY:
Stephen Richard of Management Consultants for the Arts is the consultant leading this search. Interested and qualified candidates are encouraged to submit in complete confidence a cover letter, resume, and four professional/academic references to the consulting firm retained to conduct the search. The letter of no more than 1½ pages should describe why this post is attractive to the applicant and what about them and their work makes them a potentially strong contributor as a leader of Point Park University. Application materials should be sent electronically – Word or .pdf only, please – with the applicant’s name included as part of each file name utilizing our online application system. Once all your materials have been submitted online, you will receive a confirmation of your submission via the email address you have provided in the application. For clarification on any of this information, please contact Christy Wall at cwall@mcaonline.com.

Submissions should be made through Management Consultants for the Arts’ website at:
https://www.mcaonline.com/searches/managing-director-point-park

Point Park University very much encourages applications from women and from people of color.

Artistic Director /Dean of the Conservatory for the Performing Arts, Point Park University, Pittsburgh, PA

Artistic Director /Dean of the Conservatory for the Performing Arts
Point Park University in Pittsburgh, PA invites qualified candidates to submit applications to become the new Artistic Director/Dean of the Conservatory of the Performing Arts at the University. With the opening of its new magnificent complex with three theatres, sound stage and support spaces, along with the existing state of the art Performing Arts Center, Point Park University is primed to offer students and the public top-notch artistic experiences.

The Artistic Director/Dean will join the new Managing Director/Director of the Center for Entertainment Management in a co-leadership role both reporting to the University Provost. The searches are happening simultaneously.

Interested applicants should submit materials as requested in the profile document to the consulting firm retained for this search: https://tinyurl.com/yynlem2e

Management Consultants for the Arts, Inc
http://www.MCAonline.com

Point Park University seeks a dynamic leader to oversee the artistic and academic excellence of our nationally renowned Conservatory of Performing Arts (COPA) which provides education and training in the fields of theater, dance and cinema. This position will be integral in bringing to life the new multi-theater $60M Pittsburgh Playhouse as well as providing robust programming in the University’s state-of-the-art Cinema and Animation labs and the 8-studio George Rowland White Performance Center. The position requires a person with the organizational background and artistic creativity to help shape this important institution. Comprised of two major parts, this position will establish the overall artistic vision for the Playhouse while also being responsible for ensuring the highest quality undergraduate and graduate education in the Conservatory.

Point Park University boasts nationally recognized programs and a gorgeous new three theater facility. It is positioned at the forefront of innovation in the entertainment industry.

About the Pittsburgh Playhouse and the Conservatory of Performing Arts
Located in the heart of one of the most livable cities in the US, Point Park University, recently listed as a 2018-2019 college of distinction, is a vibrant, urban campus located at the edge of the historic Market Square in downtown Pittsburgh. The University has an enrollment of approximately 4000 full and part-time students in more than 50 areas of academic study.

The departments of Theatre, Dance and Cinema Arts comprise the Conservatory of Performing Arts, which houses 875 students majoring in at least one of 17 degrees. As one of the top programs of its kind in the nation, the conservatory combines real-world experience and rigorous training with internationally recognized master teachers, directors, producers, writers, and choreographers. The University’s prestigious and nationally recognized Conservatory of Performing Arts, operates within a brand new $60 million complex containing 3 performance venues and a professional sound stage as well as a full complement of production shops and rehearsal spaces. The conservatory combines the three disciplines of cinema, dance and theatre into a dynamic Conservatory that produces hundreds of new professional-level graduates every year. Working with the students at Point Park University, the A.D/Dean will help cultivate the next generation of award-winning artists. Among the goals of COPA is to provide professional training so that students graduate with “professional career readiness.” The significant number of graduates working in all areas of the entertainment industry speak to Point Park University’s success on this dimension.

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Located at the confluence of the Allegheny, Monongahela, and Ohio Rivers, Pittsburgh is one of America’s most livable cities, and in recent years has become a hotbed of innovation, particularly in the healthcare and technology arenas. Some 177,000 people work in Pittsburgh’s tech-related industries, and their ranks continue to grow. Through the efforts of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust and other passionate audiences and cultural philanthropies, the arts sector has blossomed with thriving venues for music, dance, theater, and performance art in the heart of Downtown and throughout the city. Pittsburgh is also an active center for major film and television production. The cost of living, networking opportunities, and an innovative and devoted community make the city appealing to entrepreneurs, corporations, and artists alike. Pittsburgh’s restaurant scene is booming; Zagat’s named Pittsburgh its top food city in 2015. There are a number of world-class museums, music festivals and theaters. A city full of energy and pride, Pittsburgh is a thriving city rich with history.

POSITION AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Reporting
The Artistic Director/Dean reports to the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs.

Responsibilities
The Artistic Director/Dean will be responsible for leading the Conservatory in two vital capacities.

  1. As part of their Artistic Director duties, the person in this position will establish the overall artistic vision for the Conservatory of Performing Arts. The AD/Dean should possess a proven record of enhancing diversity and inclusion and will work with students and faculty from the schools of Cinema Arts, Dance and Theater to ensure that their values, skills, and perspectives inform all aspects of the shared experience within the Conservatory. The AD/Dean will work co-equally and collaboratively with the Managing Director/Director of the Center for Entertainment Management. This coequal leadership arrangement has many of the characteristics we associate with the Artistic Director and Managing Director partnership of a producing theater or dance company. From University leadership to faculty and staff, the concept of a “learning laboratory” is seen as central and critical to the success of the performing arts at Point Park University.
  2. The person in this position is responsible for ensuring the highest quality undergraduate and graduate education in the Conservatory’s three academic departments.

With its new facility and continued commitment and support from the university, COPA and the Playhouse are poised to continue their impressive growth both in scope of activity and in excellence. There is potential for substantial growth for both COPA and the Playhouse, including summer programming, cross-departmental programming, and joint ventures with outside companies and organizations. The AD/Dean will be an important voice in how the REP (the resident Equity company) continues and evolves.

To learn more about Point Park, COPA, the George Rowland White Performance Center, and the Pittsburgh Playhouse please click here: https://www.pointpark.edu/

Key responsibilities of the Artistic Director component of the position include:

  • Develop and approve the season for the three theatres of the Pittsburgh Playhouse as well as the performance and rehearsal studios of the George Rowland White Performance Center.
  • Provide shared interdepartmental learning experiences for Conservatory students in Cinema Arts, Dance, and Theater.
  • Represent the University and Conservatory and its artistic vision, elevating and promoting the Conservatory and the new Pittsburgh Playhouse as national and regional assets.
  • Closely collaborate with the Managing Director of the Center for Entertainment Management and Pittsburgh Playhouse.
  • Oversee the artistic budgets related to productions within the COPA.
  • Build external partnerships within the professional performing and visual arts community, enhancing opportunities for students, faculty and staff.

Key responsibilities of the Dean component of this position include:

  • Emphasize the importance of, and create opportunities for, interdisciplinary relationships between various schools of the University and the Playhouse.
  • Lead artistic efforts to achieve equity, diversity, and inclusion throughout faculty, staff, student body and visiting artists.
  • Manage faculty and staff in the academic departments of the Conservatory, including hiring and mentoring faculty and oversite of the tenure and promotion process. The Dean will utilize department chairs to accomplish this work.
  • Oversee all learning assessment and academic program review.
  • Provide sound financial management of Conservatory budgets and resources, including fundraising.
  • Support and promote faculty scholarship and creative activity to ensure faculty remain creatively relevant.

QUALIFICATIONS
All candidates should be professionally qualified, ideally with a terminal degree but if not, they should have significant professional experience. While having a background as a producing artist is important, it is equally important that the new AD/Dean understands that the focus of this job is on the student’s learning and the faculty’s work.

The successful candidate will possess these skills and experience:

  • Experience developing compelling seasons for a university or professional theater, preferably including a track record of developing new work.
  • Able to communicate a compelling vision for both the education and programmatic opportunities of the University.
  • A visionary leader.
  • Ideally a personal history of artistic achievements of note.
  • A successful track record of developing interdepartmental learning or compelling insights into how to accomplish this goal.
  • Experience overseeing academic departments.
  • Facility with artistic and academic budgets.
  • Experienced fundraiser.
  • Strong, effective collaborator.
  • National platform and contacts in the entertainment industry, in New York, LA, and elsewhere are desirable.
  • Ability to develop collaborative projects that have national participants and exposure.

Personal traits of a successful candidate will likely include:

  • Versatility
  • Curiosity
  • Hard worker
  • Critical thinker
  • Generous
  • Grit, determination

PROCEDURE TO APPLY
Stephen Richard of Management Consultants for the Arts is the consultant leading this search. Interested and qualified candidates are encouraged to submit in complete confidence a cover letter, resume, and four professional/academic references to the consulting firm retained to conduct the search. The letter of no more than 1½ pages should describe why this post is attractive to the applicant and what about them and their work makes them a potentially strong contributor as a leader of Point Park University. Application materials should be sent electronically – Word or .pdf only, please – with the applicant’s name included as part of each file name utilizing our online application system. Once all your materials have been submitted online, you will receive a confirmation of your submission via the email address you have provided in the application. For clarification on any of this information, please contact Christy Wall at cwall@mcaonline.com.

Submissions should be made through Management Consultants for the Arts’ website at:
https://www.mcaonline.com/searches/artistic-director-point-park

Point Park University very much encourages applications from women and from people of color.

Sunset Cultural Center -Director of Development

Sunset Cultural Center, Inc. (SCC) in beautiful Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, seeks a dynamic fundraising professional with an interest in community engagement for the position of Director of Development.

Sunset Cultural Center is currently experiencing an exciting phase of institutional development with steady annual growth in budget size, contributed income, and program development. The Director will be responsible for evaluating, modifying, and executing a comprehensive strategic development and community engagement plan for SCC’s future, including potential major campaigns and new engagement initiatives within the next five years. Working closely with the Executive Director, Membership Manager, Community Engagement Manager, and the Board of Directors, this critical team member will lead the planning and implementation of development strategies for the overall organization to support its expanding mission. This individual will enthusiastically liaise with multiple interest groups, positively representing the Sunset Center in the community and establishing relationships with untapped audiences and diverse stakeholders.

BACKGROUND AND CURRENT ENVIRONMENT

Sunset Cultural Center, Inc. was formed in October of 2003 to manage the historic Sunset Community & Cultural Center. What began as a public school in 1926 has been transformed into a state-of-the-art performing arts center with an intimate 718-seat theater, stunning gothic architecture, and incredible acoustics. The organization’s $3 million annual operating budget includes the presentation of 20-25 main stage programs each season, a comprehensive outreach and arts education effort, and the employment of 14 full-time staff members. Additionally, the Sunset Center oversees the historic outdoor Forest Theater also located in idyllic Carmel-by-the-Sea.

Under the mantle of Sunset Presents, SCC presents a wide range of world-class performances and live events including global & popular music, comedy, theatre, spectacle, spoken word and dance. The Sunset Center prides itself on programming a lineup with diversity, sophistication, and star-power. SCC also administers three programs that inject the arts into schools throughout Monterey County. Two

newer initiatives, Turnaround Arts: California and The Kennedy Center’s Partners in Education program, combined with the long-standing signature program Classroom Connections demonstrate the Sunset Center’s commitment to providing arts education opportunities for local school communities. In addition, the Sunset Center complex houses complementary arts organizations such as the Arts Council for Monterey County, Carmel Bach Festival, the Center for Photographic Art, and the Carmel Yoga Center.

ABOUT CARMEL-BY-THE-SEA AND THE MONTEREY PENINSULA

Located on California’s Central Coast, Carmel-by-the-Sea is known for its natural beauty. The village itself is a mere one-mile square consisting of charming cottages, art galleries, and restaurants, all within a very walkable environment. The Sunset Center is located just three blocks south of Ocean Avenue, the village’s main thoroughfare. The Monterey Peninsula and surrounding areas are home to a diverse community of over 140,000 people (with over 400,000 people living in Monterey County.) Tourism is the area’s major industry and the arts and cultural play an integral role in enhancing the quality of life of residents across the Peninsula.

POSITION AND KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

The Director of Development will:

  • With the senior leadership of the Center, establish and execute a strategic and comprehensive development plan that will support the operating and capital needs of the Center for the present and the long term.
  • In collaboration with the Executive Director, the Board of Directors, and staff, develop and execute the research, organization and implementation of the Center’s fundraising from individual, corporate, foundation, and government sources. Key initiatives include the ongoing identification and cultivation of individual and corporate donors, with particular focus on accessing new constituencies and major gift development, and on the development and implementation of a more comprehensive stewardship program through planned giving.
  • Work with the Executive Director and the Board of Directors to motivate and strengthen their role and engagement in fundraising and understanding of best practices; take an active role in serving and supporting the Board and the Development Committee.
  • Work closely with staff, board members, and other volunteers to maximize the effectiveness of the Center’s special events, including the annual fall gala event.
  • Nurture and further develop the Center’s growing Community Engagement programs.
  • Manage the staff, activities and growth of the Development Department and the Center’s membership programs.
  • Supervise and manage the research and preparation of all foundation, corporate and government grant proposals, including research of new funding opportunities, and oversee grant administration and reporting.
  • Serve as a visible, articulate spokesperson for the Center and cultivate relationships in the community. Manage and oversee the formation and maintenance of necessary development materials, reports and records; in collaboration with the Finance Director, manage the department’s financial reports and budget; monitor budget and control expenditures.

QUALIFICATIONS

The successful candidate will:

  • Be an accomplished fundraising professional with proven ability in the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of individual, corporation, foundation, and government donors and a demonstrated track record in the management of successful development programs. Prior capital/endowment campaign experience a plus.
  • Be a strong leader with experience in managing, mentoring and motivating staff and volunteers, and the ability to inspire those working with them toward accomplishing common objectives.
  • Be a proactive, trustworthy individual, who works effectively with the Executive Director, Board of Trustees, donors, volunteers, and inside staff, and who enjoys taking an active, public role as a representative of the Sunset Cultural Center.
  • Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to engage a wide range of donors, demonstrate patience with a wide variety of personality types, and build effective long-term relationships.
  • Understand and support the mission of the Sunset Cultural Center, appreciate the important role cultural institutions play in the life of a vibrant community, and have the ability to articulate this mission and role to others.
  • Be someone with initiative, diligence and follow through, who enjoys working as a team player but also has the capability to work independently and as a self-starter, in a collaborative environment that includes some evenings and weekends.
  • Have computer literacy and experience with fundraising technology and integrated database systems. Digital and social media experience a plus.
  • Have, at minimum, a Baccalaureate degree, and at least five years of progressive fundraising experience preferably in the arts.

The ideal candidate will also:

  • Have a passion for and commitment to the arts and their advancement.
  • A sense of humor and positive attitude.
  • Have a desire to be part of the greater Carmel-by-the-Sea community.

COMPENSATION, START DATE, AND APPLICATION PROCEDURE

This position is currently open and will be filled as soon as the right candidate is identified. This is a full-time position with a salary commensurate with experience and organizational budget. Benefits include:

  • Health Insurance
  • 403 (b) retirement plan
  • Vacation time and holiday breaks

Louise Kane and Jason Palmquist of Management Consultants for the Arts are the consultants leading this search. To be considered for this position, you must submit pertinent information and attach a current résumé, a cover letter of no more than 1½ pages outlining your experience and desire to be considered for this position, three professional references (please include name, email, phone and relationship), and salary expectations utilizing our online application system:
https://mcaonline.com/searches/development-director-sunset-cultural

Once all your materials have been submitted online, you will receive a confirmation of your submission via the email address you have provided in the application. For clarification on any of this information, please contact Christy Wall at cwall@mcaonline.com

Development Director @ The Watermill Center

Nonprofit arts organization seeking individual to spearhead development initiatives.

The Watermill Center seeks a Development Director to lead our advancement initiatives. This position is responsible for the strategic planning and leadership of the development department and all of its
fundraising efforts including individual, institutional, Board giving, special events, and corporate. The Development Director will be responsible for executing the development plan and holding themselves and the team responsible for their goals.

Founded in 1992 by avant-garde visionary and theater director Robert Wilson, The Watermill Center is an interdisciplinary laboratory for the arts and humanities situated on ten acres of Shinnecock ancestral territory on Long Island’s East End. With an emphasis on creativity and collaboration, Watermill integrates performing arts practice with resources from the humanities, research from the sciences and inspiration from the visual arts. The Center is unique within the global landscape of experimental artistic practice and regularly convenes the brightest minds from across disciplines to do, in Wilson’s words, “what no one else is doing.”

LOCATION
Primary | NYC Office & Studio, 115 West 29th Street, New York, NY 10001
Secondary | The Watermill Center, 39 Watermill Towd Road, Water Mill, NY 11976

RESPONSIBILITIES+ DUTIES include, but are not limited to:

Fundraising Strategy Development

  • With the Managing Director, Trustees, and other directors on staff, build a comprehensive strategy to expand philanthropic and external support, both domestically and internationally, and create a thriving, sustainable culture of philanthropy in support of The Watermill Center’s programming and operations.
  • Execute fundraising plans with precision and report regularly on progress, identifying development goals, ensuring the team works effectively and cohesively towards these goals, and devising and implementing adjustment strategies where needed
  • Work with development staff to evaluate data from past fundraising efforts and from the organization’s donor database, and develop strategies accordingly

Individual Giving

  • With the Director of Individual Giving & Special Events, oversee and plan strategies and activities for donor cultivation, solicitation, and ongoing relationship management
  • Develop and implement a planned giving program and strategy for the Foundation

Institutional Giving

  • With the Director of Institutional Giving, identify and secure multi-year funding opportunities

Board Development

  • Participate in board development efforts, including the research and identification of strong, diverse board candidates

Special Events

  • With Director of Individual Giving & Special Events, oversee the planning and organization of special events, including the annual summer Gala

Management and Operations

  • Provide leadership for the Development department staff, creating short-term and long-range plans to meet goal-oriented outcomes
  • With leadership and colleagues, prepare annual operating budget revenue and expense forecasts, manage departmental expenditures to budget, and track quarterly cash flow against contributed income projections
  • Prepare financial reports for senior management

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum 5 years development experience and strong track record in all areas of development, from individual, institutional and corporate fundraising to special events
  • Established networks with leading arts funders and New York philanthropic circles
  • Strong management skills with proven ability to motivate and lead
  • Aware of innovations and new trends in philanthropy, and willingness to implement best practices and think outside the box
  • Strategic, analytical and detail-oriented with excellent writing skill, interpersonal skills in small and large groups, and public speaking skills
  • Flexible in multi–tasking, managing several projects concurrently, and functioning under the pressure of deadlines
  • A good sense of humor, high energy, and “can do, will do” roll up your sleeves spirit
  • A demonstrated commitment to supporting artists and the arts
  • The ability to work evenings and weekends, and to travel when necessary
  • Bachelor’s degree required, advance degree a plus

Compensation with be commensurate with experience and includes a competitive benefits package.

All inquiries and materials will be confidential. The Watermill Center is operated by The Byrd Hoffman Water
Mill Foundation, which is committed to equal opportunity and diversity in its workforce.

Interested candidates should email cover letter and resume to:
Linda Jackson, Managing Director of The Byrd Hoffman Water Mill Foundation
linda.jackson@watermillcenter.org