Join Tom Kaiden, President of the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance, on April 23 as he testifies on the state of arts and culture in Philadelphia at City Council’s budget hearing. Come show your support as Tom makes the case for more stable regional funding and delivers a petition to restore the Philadelphia Cultural Fund and.
On April 23rd, Cultural Alliance President Tom Kaiden will testify at City Council on the state of Philadelphia’s cultural sector. With him, he’ll bring a petition signed by hundreds of Philadelphia residents calling for restored funding for the Philadelphia Cultural Fund, which had its budget slashed from $3.2 million in 2010 to $1.6 million.
Here’s how you can support arts and culture in Philadelphia:
First, sign our petition and join over one thousand fellow Philadelphians in supporting restored funding for the Philadelphia Cultural Fund.
Second, attend the budget hearing on April 23 at 6:00 PM and let City Council know that Philadelphia stands up for arts and culture.
Arts and Culture is an economic driver that generates $3.3 billion jobs, 44,000 full-time jobs, and $169 million in much needed tax revenues. It is a competitive asset that is helping transform our neighborhoods and improve the quality of life for all Philadelphians. It is a community asset that provides opportunities for learning and personal growth for residents of all ages and backgrounds.
However, even as Philadelphia’s reputation as an arts capital gains national recognition, the cultural organizations who make it possible are vulnerable. Despite increases in attendance, ticket sales and subscriptions, deep cuts in funding from governments and foundations have left many cultural groups struggling.
These arts and cultural groups are crucial to the communities that they serve. Organizations and projects that are supported by grants from the Philadelphia Cultural Fund include Art-Reach, whose programs and services annually connect over 15,000 people with disabilities or economic disadvantages to engaging artistic and cultural experiences; ArtWell, a nonprofit with a focus on helping kids and teenagers navigate the challenges of self-discovery and growing up; the Clay Studio’s Claymobile van has traveled to schools throughout our region to deliver pop-up art classes to students in need; and many more.
Show your support for Philadelphia’s cultural sector and all the great work they do. Join us on April 23rd and show City Council that you support a strong and culturally vital Philadelphia.
The Department of Arts & Entertainment Enterprise, Music Industry Program, seeks qualified applicants for a tenure-track or contract full-time faculty position.
Position Title: Assistant Professor-Tenure Track or Contract-Music Industry
Job Overview: The Department of Arts & Entertainment Enterprise, Music Industry Program, seeks qualified applicants for a tenure-track or contract full-time faculty position. We are looking for individuals that are highly motivated and committed to fostering innovative thinking to teach and advise students in our nationally recognized undergraduate program, beginning September 2013.
The Music Industry program offers students real-world experience by integrating a practicum-based learning model through the operation of several music business enterprises both inside and outside of the classroom. These enterprises include: music publishing, booking, concert promotion, a la carte music marketing services and MAD Dragon Records, Drexel's award-winning student-run record label. The program offers comprehensive learning experiences in both the technology and business components of the music industry. This highly competitive program is also enhanced by Drexel's co-operative education system that provides experiential learning with industry partners during sophomore and junior years. The Music Industry Program includes a rigorous course of academic study and awards a Bachelor of Science degree. To find out more about the program, go to:
Candidates must have a Bachelor's degree and significant industry experience. Qualified applicants must demonstrate depth and breadth of working knowledge of the current music industry and extensive connections in the music industry useful to our coop program.
The successful candidate must also demonstrate recent and significant music industry leadership experience in multiple facets of the music business, including, but not limited to any of the following: recording industry, new media, legal policies, marketing, touring, publicity, promotion.
A Graduate degree in a related discipline is preferred, but not required. Prior teaching experience at the university level, experience working with a student enterprise and/or working knowledge of international markets are also preferred.
Essential Functions: - Develop and teach undergraduate music industry business courses,
- Enhance the curriculum and the program's various music business enterprises
-Maintain industry connections and involvement in professional organizations
-Publish research in peer-reviewed journals
-Provide service to the college and university
The successful applicant will also mentor senior students for the duration of Senior Projects, capstone projects encompassing a nine-month span from planning to completion.
Supplementary Posting Information: Drexel University's mission is to serve students and society through comprehensive integrated academic offerings enhanced by technology, co-operative education, and clinical practice in an urban setting, with global outreach embracing research, scholarly activities, and community initiatives.
Drexel University offers an attractive benefits package including tuition remission, a generous retirement package with matching funds (up to 11 percent) and an opportunity to join a talented team of professionals directly helping the University achieve its record growth and quality reputation.
Background investigations are required for all new hires as a condition of employment, after the job offer is made. Employment will be contingent upon the University's acceptance of the results of the background investigation.
Drexel University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and is proactively committed to diversity and inclusion in all of its policies, practices and services. We are especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.
At time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services to work in the United States.
As part of its longstanding commitment to enriching the quality of life for citizens throughout the Philadelphia region, The Pew Charitable Trusts today announced a restructuring of its culture program that will make The Pew Center for Arts and Heritage its primary vehicle for arts funding.
As part of its longstanding commitment to enriching the quality of life for citizens throughout the Philadelphia region, The Pew Charitable Trusts today announced a restructuring of its culture program that will make The Pew Center for Arts and Heritage its primary vehicle for arts funding.
Under the leadership of executive director Paula Marincola, the Center will continue to make grants in support of specific artistic projects—raising the maximum size of the awards from $250,000 to $300,000—and will introduce a new funding program to help organizations make longer-term investments that more effectively engage today's audiences. The Center's grants budget will increase by $2 million annually, from $8 million to $10 million.
The Philadelphia Cultural Leadership Program, a separate Pew initiative that currently provides general operating support to 21 organizations, will be phased out by the end of 2015. Instead, The Pew Center for Arts and Heritage will add 20 percent to each of its project grants as unrestricted operating support. For example, an organization that receives a $300,000 grant to support a performance or exhibition will receive an additional $60,000 to cover general operating expenses.
"The Pew Center has been a fabulous resource over the years for the city's cultural community—not just as a source of funding but as a convener and thought leader," said Donald Kimelman, managing director of The Pew Charitable Trusts' Philadelphia program. "This reorganization streamlines Pew's arts grantmaking, while providing the center an even fuller set of tools to enrich the region's cultural scene."
Among the changes, which will go into effect starting with spring 2014 grants, The Pew Center for Arts and Heritage will restructure its project funding to better underwrite the most promising work, regardless of genre. It will combine the performance-related initiatives—theater, music and dance—into a single category, called Performance. Similarly, the exhibitions and heritage initiatives will be combined into one category, Exhibitions. As it does today, the Pew Fellowships in the Arts will continue to award $60,000 each year to 12 of the region's most exemplary artists.
Project grants will continue to be decided by panels of leading experts from outside the region who have deep knowledge of their respective fields. The consolidation will streamline the management and oversight structure, while reducing panel costs, thereby resulting in savings that can be invested directly in the most promising initiatives.
The Center will also introduce a new line of funding called Advancement Grants. Recognizing that many arts organizations need to make fundamental changes to ensure a robust future, advancement grants of up to $500,000 will be available to organizations that develop new and better ways to accomplish their missions. These grants will support not only the direct costs of programming, but also related capital and infrastructure needs, such as technology upgrades and audience engagement strategies.
"The reorganization brings into even sharper focus the Center's emphasis on excellence, imagination, and public impact in the work that we support," said Paula Marincola, executive director of The Pew Center for Arts and Heritage. "The ability to consider projects that don't readily fit into single categories like dance or theater, for instance, responds to the fact that many groups are creating exciting new works that combine artistic disciplines. Overall, the changes should result in stronger organizations, and a richer array of offerings for our region's many and varied audiences."
The Pew Center for Arts and Heritage was established in 2005 to house what were then The Pew Charitable Trusts' seven artistic initiatives: Philadelphia Music Project, Pew Fellowships in the Arts, Dance Advance, Philadelphia Theatre Initiative, Philadelphia Exhibitions Initiative, Heritage Philadelphia Program, and Philadelphia Cultural Management Initiative.
Numerous Center-funded performances and exhibitions have enjoyed both critical praise and audience appeal, including: the Philadelphia Museum of Art's "Dancing Around the Bride;" Opera Philadelphia's "Silent Night;" the Arden Theatre's "Sunday in the Park with George;" the Mural Arts Program's "Love Letters" murals along the Market Street El; and "Emancipating Cliveden," a project that transformed an historic site into a vibrant neighborhood center.
With these changes the Center will become, in effect, The Pew Charitable Trusts' Culture program, with greater engagement with Pew's senior leadership and board.
The Philadelphia Cultural Leadership Program was first introduced in 1997 to encourage local cultural groups to raise their organizational and financial expertise. Today the groups that succeeded consistently in winning that support are regarded as leaders in the field, and their artistic excellence has contributed considerably to Philadelphia's growing reputation as a thriving cultural center.
Since 2006, when The Pew Center for Arts and Heritage launched its grantmaking, the Center and the Philadelphia Cultural Leadership Program together have invested more than $67 million in arts and culture in the region.
This year's Philadelphia Cultural Fund recipients have been announced and 247 Philadelphia-based arts and culture organizations received a combined $1.630 million in operating funds. The awards were presented at a reception in City Hall’s Caucus Room on March 6th.
Also honored at the reception was Blackboard Labs, the recipient of the 9th Annual Councilman David Cohen Award. Established in 2006 in tribute to the memory of the late Councilman, a lifelong advocate and supporter of Philadelphia's arts and culture community, the award is presented to arts and culture organizations that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to social and economic justice.
Blackboard Labs, is a New and Emerging organization which initiates social change by empowering Philadelphia youth through innovative creative arts programming rooted in hip-hop culture. Educators, community members and hip-hop musicians provide hip-hop writing and recording workshops to encourage students to find positive outlets for self-expression and to create safe, cooperative communities. Blackboard Labs engages Philadelphia youth in a variety of settings: at schools, through partnerships with community organizations, and through a core weekly workshop which operates out of a professional recording studio. In 2010, Blackboard Labs added a staff therapist and have incorporated a holistic approach to developing and mentoring young people.
"Blackboard Labs is a place where you can truly be yourself," said Kyra McFadden, a Blackboard Labs alumnus. "A safe haven. Blackboard Labs has taught me to express my feelings in a productive and creative way!"
This is the 20th anniversary of the Philadelphia Cultural Fund. Established in 1991 to support and enhance the cultural life and vitality of the City of Philadelphia and its residents, the Cultural Fund, through the combined efforts of the Philadelphia City Council and Mayor Michael A. Nutter , promotes arts and culture as engines of social, educational and economic development.
"This year, these awards are particularly gratifying," stated Julie Hawkins , president of the Cultural Fund board, "as they represent the 20th round of grants made to the arts and culture community since the founding of the Cultural Fund. For the past 20 years, City Council and Philadelphia's mayor have consistently provided annual funding to the Cultural Fund, from $440,000in 1994 to a peak of $3.2 million in 2010."
Philadelphia Cultural Fund Grant applications are reviewed annually by a peer panel process, and grants are made from an annual City budget allocation to the Cultural Fund. Since FY1993-94, the City Council has allocated $37.360 million to the Cultural Fund, which has, in turn been able to provide $35.663 million grants to more than 300 organizations.
PT Educator/Visitor Services Rep. for daily group tours, visitor services duties and specialized workshops for a diverse audience. Exceptional customer service skills, prior museum or classroom teaching experience
We are currently seeking a Part-time Educator/Visitor Services Representative to work with our highly successful team of museum educators. The Part-time Educator/Visitor Services Representative will be responsible for daily group tours and visitor services duties, including the Museum’s admission desk and gift store. The candidate we are looking for must have exceptional customer service skills as well prior museum or classroom teaching experience to lead engaging tours, presentations, and specialized workshops for a diverse audience.
Education Coordinator/V.P. of Programs
Hours vary weekly based on need.
Must be able to commit to 3 days per week and available weekends, evenings and most holidays.
Duties & Responsibilities
• Lead weekday and weekend tours for all school, community, adult, and camp groups including 90 to 120-minute guided tours and specialized workshops
• Occasionally facilitate outreach program sessions at area schools and organizations
• Provide customer service support for our admission desk and gift store (visitor services)
• Support education staff in program administration
• Provide coverage for occasional evening tours and Museum events
• BA/BS degree in Education, History, Sociology, or Anthropology from an accredited college or university
• Prior classroom teaching experience in Philadelphia schools, or prior museum education and outreach facilitation experience is a must
• Superior customer service skills, flexibility and a positive attitude
• Proven experience working with urban youth, families and adult groups
• Strong computer skills (including MS Excel) and experience with point-of-sale systems
• Excellent organizational skills with attention to detail
• Gracefully handle a variety of responsibilities under pressure
• Ability to work a flexible schedule including weekends, some evenings and most holidays
• Valid driver’s license
• Clearance of a criminal background check
Al Brown brought the arts to thousands of children and teens through the Point Breeze Performing Arts Center, a cultural haven in a section of South Philadelphia that has struggled with crime and violence.
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SideTour is looking for talented art, culture, and history enthusiasts in Philadelphia to host unique, small-group experiences based around their talent and passion.
SideTour is looking for talented art, culture, and history enthusiasts in Philadelphia to host unique, small-group experiences based around their talent and passion. This is a great opportunity to share your passion with a captive, interested, and local audience as well as earn money doing what you love.
SideTour is a place for locals to discover authentic experiences hosted by talented people. We started in New York City and will be expanding to Philadelphia in spring, 2013.
Below are some examples of what other talented SideTour hosts are doing in New York, Chicago, and Washington, D.C.:
We are looking for talented and passionate Philadelphians to help locals discover the best that their city has to offer. If you love sharing that passion with others, we want to hear from you!
SideTour started in 2011 with the goal of helping locals discover their own city in a new way: through talented and passionate hosts giving small-group experiences. You can read more about us in our feature in the New York Times.
Hosts set the price and date of their experience SideTour collects a small fee for facilitating the transaction, but you keep the rest, providing you with a new way to share your passion and earn money while doing it! Intrigued, but not sure what to host? Let us know! We're happy to help craft an experience based on your background and talents.
The Executive Director will oversee all operations, programs and strategic initiatives of the Latino community-based organization in Philadelphia focused on community and youth-driven education conducted through the lens of Puerto Rican and other Lat
Norris Square Neighborhood Project promotes positive change through youth education, community leadership, green space, the arts and the celebration of Latino culture.
Norris Square Neighborhood Project (NSNP), a non-profit, community-driven, bilingual learning center in North Philadelphia that offers innovative youth and community programming including after school programs for youth K-8th grades, arts and media programs for youth 14 and up, urban gardening and a year round CSA for community residents of all age, is seeking an experienced Executive Director. For information on programs go to www.myneighborhoodproject.org.
The Executive Director will oversee all operations, programs and strategic initiatives of the Latino community-based organization in Philadelphia focused on community and youth-driven education conducted through the lens of Puerto Rican and other Latino cultures. Major responsibilities: Resource Development (major gift solicitation, corporate and private foundation solicitation and stewardship, government grants solicitation and contract management); Strategic Partnerships (business networks, nonprofit coalitions, higher education institutions); Board Development; Staff supervision; Strategic Planning; and Program Development
Bachelor's degree or higher.
Fluent in Spanish and English
Executive leadership experience, preferably in fields related to the organization's work (youth, education, gardening, Latino culture, the arts).
Strong organizational, time management, personnel, and administrative skills.
Energetic, forward-looking, and engaging leadership style.
Ability to effectively delegate, empower, and nurture staff.
Capacity to lead and work as part of a team and to collaborate well with others.
Ability and desire to fundraise (preferably $300,000 or more per year).
Experience in a multi-cultural setting
Passion for Norris Square Neighborhood Project's mission and community!
Through his/her leadership and management oversight responsibilities, ensure that all of NSNP's programs achieve and maintain programmatic excellence and effectiveness, including ensuring that all programs are regularly evaluated for quality and effectiveness.
Continue to develop, coach, motivate and retain the departmental management/leadership team.
Meet regularly with the leadership team and ensure their participation in the organizational decision making process.
Ensure that each department has the resources needed to achieve their strategic goals.
Maintain an organizational commitment to and accomplishment of honesty, openness and transparency in all that NSNP does.
Ensure that a participatory management process is utilized at all levels in the organization and that high levels of staff morale are maintained.
Develop, maintain, and support a strong Board of Directors; and serve as ex-officio of each Board Committee.
Actively engage and motivate NSNP's volunteers, board members and collaborating organizations.
Represent NSNP to all outside organizations and use this external presence and these relationships to garner new opportunities for NSNP.
Working closely with the Board Finance Committee and the bookkeeping consultant, to ensure that NSNP operates at a positive cash flow in the short run and is structured in the long run to be financially sustainable.
Continue to look for collaboration and partnering with outside organizations to improve revenue and reduce costs.
Fundraising and Revenue Generation
Working closely with the Director of Development and the Development Committee of the Board, ensure that the fundraising capacity of NSNP's continues to grow in effectiveness.
Personally engage in the solicitation of foundation grants, corporate gifts, and major individual gifts.
Ensure the continued growth of NSNP's existing earned revenue streams and continue to seek out new opportunities for earned revenue.
Lead the development and implementation of strategic initiatives and plans, ensuring that they are updated on a regular basis.
Deepen and refine all aspects of internal and external communications — from web presence to external relations with relevant government agencies, funders, the community, media and the Philadelphia region.
Commitment to Values
Ensure that NSNP programs and operations are aligned with the community's needs, organizational values, mission and strategic plans.
This Executive Director role has a compensation and benefits consistent with other nonprofits of similar size, scope and scale of operations.
Full-time Salaried Position
The Executive Director position is expected to average 45-50 hours per week depending on the schedule of events and programs.
Development Director needed at the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia
We believe in better ways to get around and:
• excellence in pursuit of our mission,
• a workplace where every person’s contribution is valued,
• representing the diversity of the community we serve,
• the joy of riding a bike, and
• working hard while still having time for family, friends and bike rides.
We have grown from an annual budget of $200,000 to $1,000,000 in just a few years -- mainly through grants and contracts. To sustain our growth, we need to grow the individual support that is the core of our past and future as a membership organization. Therefore, the Bicycle Coalition 2011-2014 Strategic Plan set a clear top priority: we will increase membership and major gifts to build a sustainable and financially stable organization.
The Board of Directors, Executive Director and the rest of the staff are committed to fulfilling the strategic plan goals of doubling our membership and raising $250,000 in major gifts by March, 2014.
The Development Director will lead a team fundraising effort that, in addition to board members and volunteers, involves eight staff from across the organization. The Development Director directly supervises two staff. Our fundraising is composed of three teams: major gifts, membership and stewardship/database.
To use your fundraising skills to make the Delaware Valley a more livable community, and go to work each day knowing that your talents make the place that you work stronger and more effective, please visit http://www.bicyclecoalition.org/jobs to apply. Position available April 1. Applications accepted until the position is filled.
PURPOSE AND GENERAL DESCRIPTION
Making bicycling better through advocacy and education, the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia (BCGP) promotes biking as a healthy, low-cost, and environmentally-friendly form of transportation and recreation in ten counties in Southeast Pennsylvania, South Jersey and Delaware.
Membership is at the core of the Bicycle Coalition’s work – financial support from individuals provides a reliable stream of unrestricted money for our work, demonstrates community support and members are our best advocates, volunteers and education ambassadors. The Bicycle Coalition has doubled in size each of the last three years to an annual budget of $1.2 million, mainly through growth in contracts, grants and events. In the next two years, we will double membership (from 1,800) and increase gifts from major donors five-fold (to raise $250,000).
REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT
The Development Director reports to the Executive Director. The Development Director will:
• Work primarily out of the Bicycle Coalition office
• Occasionally work outdoors
• Travel to suburban evening meetings as well as several national events a year
• Work some evenings and weekends (especially around events)
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The Development Director will:
• Manage budgeting, planning and implementation for all fundraising, including membership, major gifts and stewardship
• Develop and implement a membership campaign to double membership over two years
• In collaboration with the Executive Director and Development Committee of the Board of Directors, implement a major donor campaign to raise $250,000 from 400 qualified donors
• Manage fundraising staff, including a communications coordinator and office manager/data entry specialist
• Manage the Bicycle Coalition’s communications plan in coordination with two other program directors
• A strong commitment to the Bicycle Coalition’s mission
• A personal history of giving
• Two or more years experience in membership, annual fund, major gifts or other applicable fundraising from individuals
• Ability to communicate effectively with people of all ages, abilities, cultural groups, economic status or sexual orientation
• Ability to recruit, motivate and structure work for volunteers
• A professional appearance and manner
• Ability to write and speak in a professional, friendly and accurate manner
• Ability to complete work in an unstructured and informal environment with limited supervision
• Problem solving skills, creativity, flexibility and self-motivation
• Experience with Microsoft Office
• Four or more years of a demonstrated working knowledge of the principles and practices of philanthropy, including membership/annual giving, prospect research, and donor stewardship.
• Proven success in recruiting new members, especially a leadership role in growing membership at an organization with a budget under $2 million
• Experience with a major donor campaign in a professional or volunteer capacity, especially scheduling donor meetings and working with volunteers in identifying prospects and making solicitations of up to $50,000
• Experience with online giving and an understanding of how online content and communications drive fundraising results
• Supervisory experience, especially leading teams that cross program areas
• Experience with Salesforce
The Bicycle Coalition is committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation or gender identity, disability, sex or age.
Young Audiences New Jersey & Eastern Pennsylvania is currently accepting applications for artists to work in our in-school and after-school programs.
Young Audiences New Jersey & Eastern Pennsylvania is currently accepting applications for artists to work in our in-school and after-school programs. We are interested in individuals or groups with artistic excellence in their chosen field, and experience in and dedication to working with children. Young Audiences is the premier arts in education resource in the region, providing high-quality performances and artist-in-residence programs to nearly 500,000 children pre-kindergarten through 12th grade annually. Young Audiences’ extensive professional artist roster represents all art forms –from dance and theater to music, language and visual arts.