The Associate Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations (AD) works principally in the corporate and foundation giving programs in alignment with the goals of The Philadelphia Orchestra’s strategic direction and annual contribution revenue budget
Title: Associate Director, Corporate and Foundation Relations
Reports to: Senior Director, Corporate and Foundation Relations
The Associate Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations (AD) works principally in the corporate and foundation giving programs in alignment with the goals of The Philadelphia Orchestra’s strategic direction and annual contribution revenue budget. The AD is responsible for the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of corporate and foundation prospects. In coordination with the Senior Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations (Senior Director), emphasis is placed on retaining donors, raising average giving level of donors and building a new base of donors.
The AD is responsible for developing strategies to cultivate, solicit and steward Annual corporate and foundation donors. This will include face-to-face visits as well as proposal development with emphasis on donors of $25,000 and below. In addition, the Associate Director will develop and manage the critical Corporate Partnership Program (donors giving $5,000 and below.)
1) Manage the full range of activities required to prepare, submit, and steward grant proposals and reports to foundation and corporate donors in cooperation with the Senior Director. The AD will focus primarily on the Annual revenue goal of $2M for FY14. In addition, the AD will assist the Senior Director in achieving the Strategic Initiatives revenue goal of $1.3M for FY14.
2) Manage a portfolio of 50+ donors and prospects at the $25,000 and below level with a minimum of 50 personal visits per year.
3) Personally solicit donors and prospects for gifts to the Annual Fund (corporate and foundation donors with the capacity to give $25,000 and below.)
4) Identify prospective foundation and corporate donors, with interests that are consistent with the Orchestra’s program areas.
5) Steward current donors, including the preparation of regular written updates.
6) Support the Senior Director in cultivating and soliciting corporate and foundation donors through the preparation of research reports and other background materials.
7) In cooperation with the Senior Director, develop and manage the Orchestra’s Corporate Partnership Program (donors giving $5,000 and below.)
8) Manage all corporate and foundation activities related to donor needs with emphasis on writing and submitting proposals and reports; and following up as necessary.
9) Manage the fulfillment of all corporate sponsorships (including some foundations) and benefits including recognition in publications and fulfillment through – tickets, receptions, visibility, etc.
10) Produce and present annual corporate and foundation reports.
11) Work with the Senior Director and Development Services to ensure all information is accurate for donor listings.
12) Coordinate across the department to implement the initiatives that will achieve the goals of the strategic plan.
13) Work closely with marketing, education and artistic departments, and other departments to ensure proper recognition for corporate/foundation donors in appropriate materials such as but not limited to the website, Play Bill, Facebook, and other publications.
14) Others duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree plus a minimum of 5+ years of corporate and foundation development and\or nonprofit fundraising experience. The candidate must have demonstrated strong oral and written communications skills. Must be able to produce high quality fundraising documents. Knowledge orchestral music a plus.
1) Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively across the development department and entire organization.
2) Excellent organizational and communication skills (oral and written).
3) Evidence of success in developing and writing proposals.
4) Understanding of proposal/grant budgets and financial statements.
5) Comfortable in fast-paced work environment; flexible and responsive to changing priorities.
6) Familiarity with national corporate and foundation communities.
7) Attention to detail essential.
8) Proficiency with word processing and spreadsheet programs.
9) Ability to manage a multitude of tasks.
10) Ability to work independently and take initiative on new projects.
Working Conditions/Physical Demands:
Routine for office environment. The employee may be will be required to attend meetings/events during evening and weekend hours.
WXPN, the non-commercial radio station of the University of Pennsylvania, is looking for a Line Producer.
The World Cafe Line Producer will assume primary responsibility for assembling and shipping the daily show; keep the World Cafe archives up to date; supervise World Cafe production interns/workstudy students; assist in the editing of sessions and gathering of content for special features; provide back-up to the Technical Director, and perform other duties as assigned.
The World Cafe Line Producer will have a Bachelor s degree and at least 1-2 years of experience in radio production, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Familiarity with the world of public radio is highly preferred as is an appreciation for eclectic contemporary music programming. The candidate must have experience editing interviews and/or performances on a digital editor, SAW, ProTools, or Audition preferred. He or she must also be aware of the principals of audio production, and the equipment used to set up bands and produce programming. The ideal candidate will have sound editorial judgment, and the ability to work both independently and take direction. Some experience with video and/or social media is preferred.
Special Requirements: Background Check Required
BuildaBridge Community provides arts-integrated education and creative arts therapy to underserved children and families in Philadelphia.
FOR IMMEDIATE HIRE.
BuildaBridge engages creative people and the transformative power of Art-making to bring hope & healing to children and families living in contexts of crisis and poverty. BuildaBridge accomplishes this mission through direct arts-based after-school and summer education & therapeutic intervention programs; and through training artists in the “BuildaBridge Classroom” a trauma-informed, hope-infused, child-centered replicable model for working with at-risk youth in out-of-school-time hours. We envision a world where all children are resilient, experience self‐efficacy, and have a vision for their future. BuildaBridge dedicates its resources to building the capacity of creative adults and local communities to fulfill this vision.
We are looking for competent, professional Teaching Artists with expertise in all art forms to further our mission- specifically in bringing hope and healing to children currently residing in homeless shelters throughout Philadelphia.
Specifically, we are looking for Teaching Artists who are:
Experienced in working with vulnerable populations, specifically vulnerable/at-risk children
Available atleast one night a week (can do up to three nights per week) for one and half hours (All BuildaBridge classes are 90 minutes long)
Are able to hold this commitment for, at least, the entire month of June.
Able to attend a MANDATORY TRAINING (All Things BuildaBridge & The BuildaBridge Classroom) on SATURDAY JUNE 1st 9:00AM-4:00PM
Possess current/able to obtain FBI, Criminal Background, and State Child Abuse Clearances
Astral Artists seeks a dynamic individual for the position of Executive Director to work closely with Astral's Founder, Board of Directors, and staff; manage daily operations; and strategically establish the future direction for the organization.
Position: Executive Director
Environment: Astral’s mission is to discover the most promising classical musicians residing in the United States, assist their early professional career development, and present their world-class artistry to the community through concerts and education and community engagement programs. The successful Executive Director candidate will possess a collegial approach to working with Astral’s Founder & President, Board of Directors, and four other full-time staff members.
Position Purpose: In close association with the Founder & President and the Board of Directors, the Executive Director establishes the strategic direction for and manages the daily operations of the organization.
Position Within Organization: The Executive Director develops effective strategies to accomplish Astral’s mission through marketing, innovation, and fund development. The Executive Director manages a staff of four including the Director of Development, the Director of Marketing and Special Projects, the Director of Education & Community Engagement, and the Operations Manager. With the Founder & President, the Executive Director represents Astral before the public. The Executive Director reports to the Founder & President, who reports to the Board of Directors.
Qualifications & Experience: The ability to work with and engage a wide range of individuals (staff, artists, board, funders, audiences, etc), strong leadership and team-building skills, proven experience in the areas of marketing, development, budgeting, and operations, and very strong written and verbal communication skills are required for the Executive Director position. Knowledge of and experience with classical music is useful in this position. A Bachelor’s degree is required; a Master’s degree is a plus.
Core Job Activities: The Executive Director manages and oversees all aspects of the organization including Finance; Development; Marketing; Concert Series, Education and Community Engagement, and Auditions Programming; and General Operations. The Executive Director manages and reviews a staff of four employees and independent contractors as needed, and handles all Human Resources responsibilities. Along with the Founder & President and the Director of Development, the Executive Director manages the relationship with Astral’s Board of Directors to ensure that funds are available for the effective operations of the organization. Along with the Director of Marketing and Special Projects and the Operations Manager, the Executive Director creates an effective communications strategy to ensure successful ticket sales and secure other earned income. The Executive Director works closely with the Founder & President and the Director of Education and Community Engagement to create strong Career Guidance, Concert Presentation, and Education and Community Engagement programs. The Executive Director creates and manages the annual budget and coordinates, reviews, and approves the annual audit and form 990 prepared by Astral’s accountant. The Executive Director oversees Astral’s general operations, liaising with various external vendors, and also serves as a public representative for the organization, attending all Astral public concerts and Astral Circle programs.
Compensation and Benefits: Competitive salary commensurate with background and experience; health and dental benefits; Simple IRA; generous vacation package.
Location: 230 South Broad Street, on the Avenue of the Arts in Center City Philadelphia.
First Person Arts seeks a detail oriented Marketing Intern to assist with marketing the First Person Arts Festival.
The Marketing Intern works closely with the Marketing Manager in all aspects of marketing the First Person Arts Festival, including: blog writing, cultivating promotional partnerships, copy editing, audience research and outreach. Candidates should have excellent writing skills and be detail oriented.
About First Person Arts:
First Person Arts transforms the drama of real life into memoir and documentary art to foster appreciation for our unique and shared experiences. We believe that everyone has a story to tell, and that sharing our stories connects us with each other and the world.
About the First Person Arts Festival:
Held annully in Philadelphia since 2002, this is the only festival of its kind in the world, dedicated to presenting art based on real life stories by well-known and emerging artists working across artistic disciplines. Recent Festival artists include actress, Janeane Garofalo; chef and memoirist, Marcus Samuelsson; and Philadelphia's Poet Laureate, Sonia Sanchez.
For more information and a complete list of programs, visit firstpersonarts.org.
The Group & Corporate Sales Coordinator is responsible for supporting strategy and marketing tactics for selling concert tickets to traditional and emerging audiences by implementing effective and targeted sales campaigns to increase audiences.
Position: Group & Corporate Sales Coordinator
Reports to: Group & Corporate Sales Manager
The Group & Corporate Sales Coordinator is responsible for supporting strategy and marketing tactics for selling concert tickets to traditional and emerging audiences by implementing effective and targeted sales campaigns to increase audiences across all product/series in tandem with the marketing staff. This position also provides administrative support to the Group & Corporate Sales Manager. This position is approximately 60% administrative and 40% sales oriented. The compensation structure for this position is a base salary plus commission.
• Coordinate scheduling, ticketing, invoicing and logistics procedures for all groups.
• Greet scheduled groups as needed for concerts and events.
• Manage and expand group accounts.
• Support and execute “ eZseat U” college ticketing program.
• Assist with continued development of “Young Friends of the Philadelphia Orchestra”.
• Support the Group & Corporate Sales Manager in marketing initiatives including direct mailings, e-communications, event planning, and inside/outside sales call execution.
• Recommend process improvements based on team performance and customer feedback.
• Work with the Group & Corporate Sales Manager to build annual sales plan to achieve sales goals. Plan should include target audiences, detailed marketing and sales strategies and tactics, timelines, and measurement.
• Administrative duties as assigned.
Senior Director position reporting directly to the Executive Director
OVERVIEW OF THE ORGANIZATION
The Fairmount Park Conservancy exists to champion the Fairmount Park system. The Conservancy’s mission is to work as a collaborative partner to lead and support efforts which preserve and improve Fairmount Park to enhance the quality of life and stimulate the economic development of the Greater Philadelphia Region.
The Fairmount Park Conservancy fulfills its mission by leading signature capital projects and innovative programs throughout Fairmount Park; by developing and leveraging resources for the park; and by promoting the parks’ unique assets and contributions.
The Fairmount Park system covers more than 10,200 acres and is considered one of the largest urban park systems in the world. It includes a network of more than 100 neighborhood parks and contains some of the region’s most famous treasures and attractions.
The Fairmount Park Conservancy is seeking a passionate and driven individual to fill a critical new position: Senior Director, Operations and Planning. This individual will report directly to and work closely with the Executive Director, and will be responsible primarily for administration of the Conservancy’s offices and staff and help develop and implement the Conservancy’s strategic plan and annual objectives. He or she will serve as a key member of the leadership team.
The responsibilities of the Senior Director, Operations and Planning will include overall planning, management of daily office operations, fiscal management, planning, human resources and staff development. He or she will also assist in building and sustaining relationships and collaborations with external partners and will represent the Conservancy in the public forum as needed.
The Senior Director, Operations and Planning will serve as a team leader for a growing staff, facilitating a positive work environment and building a supportive, diverse, and rewarding workplace culture. Finally, this individual will develop systems and tools that improve the organization’s effectiveness, manage its growth, and ensure its long-term sustainability.
• Assist with strategic planning—including delegating and managing existing priorities; identifying and evaluating new opportunities and integrating them into current work plans; assessing impact and success of recent endeavors
• Provide oversight for financial affairs to keep organization fiscally sound-- including monthly budgeting, analysis of quarterly financial reports, annual budget preparation, oversight of contracts and compliance issues
• Build and maintain a diverse workplace culture that attracts, retains, and motivates staff members—including enhancing human resources and staff development systems and tools
• Oversee new and existing key programs—including park stewardship, community engagement, environmental education, new project and program development
• Build and manage relationships with new, diverse and existing collaborative partners to achieve program and development goals
• Strong managerial and interpersonal skills and the ability to collaborate and work effectively with a diverse set of colleagues, partners and other stakeholders.
• Ability to lead multiple programs or projects
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Excellent facilitation and presentation skills
• Minimum 7 years related experience, specifically in non-profit management
• Bachelor’s Degree required - Master’s Degree preferred
• Working knowledge of Philadelphia community
• Anticipated Start Date: July 15, 2013
The Artistic Administrator is a key partner in all aspects of The Philadelphia Orchestra’s artistic planning for the winter and summer seasons, touring and special events.
The Philadelphia Orchestra’s Artistic Planning Department creates approximately 80 concert programs per season for over 140 performances. Under the leadership of new Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin, the Orchestra is garnering international praise, creating a dynamic new profile of programming and pioneering new concert experiences inside and outside the concert hall. The Philadelphia Orchestra maintains close relationships with conductors and artists of the highest international caliber and presents concerts at the highest levels of artistic achievement. This standard of quality is upheld by a dedicated and highly-skilled administrative staff working in a rewarding, stimulating and fast-paced environment.
The Artistic Administrator is a key partner in all aspects of The Philadelphia Orchestra’s artistic planning for the winter and summer seasons, touring and special events. The Artistic Administrator manages day-to-day artistic matters as well as has responsibility for programming summer concerts, galas, holidays, special events and ancillary programs as assigned. There is interaction with key institutional partners such as the Kimmel Center, Mann Music Center, Saratoga Performing Arts Center, and Bravo Vail Music Festival. The Artistic Administrator is a central figure in the institution for disseminating programming information, serving as an inter-departmental resource, developing positive relationships with conductors and artists and contributing creatively to the development of dynamic new symphonic experiences. This position is also responsible for maximizing artist time and talent to participate in fundraising, education, and public relations.
1. Provide creative and organizational support for all main season and summer programming including the incorporation of production, educational and special initiatives.
2. Interact with artists and artist managers to discuss and coordinate availability, programming and rehearsal schedules and communicate them to personnel and the library.
3. In consultation with the VP Artistic Planning, work with conductors and artists to plan Holiday, summer, and special event concerts, including but not limited to New Year’s Eve, the Academy Ball, Neighborhood Concerts, Martin Luther King, Jr. Concert, Mann, Saratoga, Vail, Longwood, Glorious Sounds of Christmas, Messiah and other orchestra specials.
4. Provide creative input and then logistical coordination when the Orchestra annually programs new initiatives such as festivals, theatrical presentations and alternative concert formats/venues.
5. Manage critical programming and scheduling details for tours and residencies. Travel on tours and to residency venues may be required.
6. Negotiate artist and chorus fees as assigned.
7. Supervise artist contracting, payment, hospitality and work visa applications.
8. Together with the VP for Artistic Planning and the Education and Community Partnerships staff, assist in programming family and community concerts, pre-concert lectures and other community events.
9. Manage current season budget, annual budget process and multi season project budgeting. This position is a central organizer in organization-wide budget process.
10. Coordinate artist participation with education and community partners.
11. Manage all artistic content and future planning in OPAS.
12. Assist in season calendar planning in accordance with the orchestra CBA and subscription series requirements.
13. Manage all dates and deadlines for Kimmel Center rehearsals, performances and auditions. Interface Kimmel/POA lease terms with scheduling of orchestra services.
14. Coordinate Music Director schedule and advocate for communications across departments for use of Music Director’s time.
15. Manage composer commission agreements, ensuring compliance with contract deadlines.
16. Schedule cover conductors, oversee staff conductor schedules and manage staff conductor and cover conductor audition process.
17. Partner with Electronic Media staff to obtain artist rights and approvals for all media projects.
18. Key member of China Taskforce in preparing residency and performance activities.
19. Serve as a member of the Board Artistic Committee and participate with all musician committees (Members, Artistic and Tour) as appropriate.
20. Participate in assessment of guest artist and repertoire proposals and provide research where necessary.
21. Participate in artistic concert duty.
Bachelor’s degree, plus a minimum of five years related experience required producing high-profile events, interacting with artists, and working in a performing arts environment with multiple partners.
Must have a proven ability to identify creative solutions and support new programmatic and production initiatives. Must possess a valid passport and be available for domestic and international travel.
1. Ability to be a positive and progressive partner in the development of Orchestra programming and developing deep artistic partnerships internally and externally required.
2. Knowledge of orchestral repertoire and classical music artists a must.
3. Strong interpersonal and written/verbal communication skills.
4. Ability to work effectively on several projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment.
5. Proven budget experience with complex chart of accounts
6. Prior management experience a plus
7. Proficiency in word processing and spreadsheet programs; knowledge of OPAS.
8. Ability to conduct research
Working Conditions/Physical Demands:
The employee is required to perform duties and attend events during evening and weekend hours in addition to the regular office hours. Domestic and International travel will be required for tours and summer residencies. Valid passport required. Generally work is performed in an office environment or performing arts venue.
The Clay Studio (TCS) seeks a Studio Technician to provide technical and administrative support to our Education Department and building maintenance as needed.
The Clay Studio is looking for an individual with the following competencies:
Customer Focus & Effective Communication, Planning & Organizing, Occupational knowledge, skills, and great attitude
The Studio Technician will support the Educational Program by: supervising of interns and volunteers, updating and monitoring schedules, tracking inventory, firing reduction and oxidation kilns, and maintaining safety of facilities and studios.
The Studio Technician establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers and gains their respect & trust. Views students, artists, faculty & staff as key customers and communicates with them to ensure an excellent educational experience and positive perception of TCS. Orchestrates multiple activities at once to maintain smooth running operations. Accurately scopes out projects to assess key challenges, objectives & outcomes. Maintains a safe environment by using the technical skills and knowledge of operating and repairing equipment. Uses education of firings and materials to process student work and to educate others. Provides assistance and information to all within the TCS community, having patience and a great attitude while remaining productive at work.
QUALIFICATIONS & COMPENSATION
• A Bachelors degree in Arts, Arts Education or related field
• 1+years studio technician experience in a studio
• Salary of $25K, depending upon qualifications, experience, and performance
• Studio space is included
The Studio Technician reports to the Vice President on all matters related to job description, obtaining appropriate & final approvals from manager to build alignment.
The Studio Technician works 40+ hours per week, on salary. Normal hours for the position are 9 AM to 5 PM, Monday through Friday. The Studio Technician is expected to be present for all scheduled gas firings for the School and special events that regularly occur outside of normal business hours; in these instances hours are adjusted accordingly. The Studio Technician also works First Friday events as scheduled.
To Apply: E-mail cover letter and resume to Jennifer@theclaystudio.org with Studio Technician in the subject heading.
Deadline: June 1, 2013
Founded in 1974, The Clay Studio is a non-profit educational arts organization dedicated to the promotion and development of the ceramic arts and the work of new clay artists. The Clay Studio supports the ceramic arts through its artist residencies, gallery, studio space, school, educational and outreach programs, and permanent collection. The Clay Studio believes in promoting broad access to the ceramic arts; accordingly, it gears its programs to all levels of interest and proficiency.
White Pines Productions seeks a Managing Director to partner with Founding Producer Benjamin Lloyd in program implementation and strategic planning for this dynamic and innovative live arts production company.
White Pines Productions seeks a Managing Director, to partner with Founding Producer Benjamin Lloyd in program implementation and strategic planning for this dynamic and innovative live arts production company.
The successful candidate will have a resume that shows significant experience in the following:
• the planning and execution of budgets for non-profit enterprises
• experience with grant writing
• capability with a variety financial software applications
• familiarity with non-profit accounting practices
• Microsoft Excel expertise
• enthusiasm for, if not experience with, the work of development for a non-profit, including institutional and individual giving
• an interest in the economic White Pines mission to "explore new paradigms for making art and supporting artists"
This is a creative position as much as an administrative one, as it will involve the invention and execution of innovative ways to earn income, developing donors and supporters, and working with communities and other like-minded organizations as partners in White Pines' future. We are looking for a dynamic and focused partner for Ben, someone who will work closely with him to chart the future of White Pines, concentrating on the fiscal challenges this young organization faces. Working with the White Pines accountant and reporting to the board of directors regularly will be a part of this position. This person will be a champion for White Pines, ready and willing to publicly and privately advocate for the mission of White Pines Productions.
The Managing Director can expect to work a minimum of 20 hours per week, allowing for other employment negotiated with the Founding Producer. However, given the nature of our work, the Managing Director can expect to have weeks in which s/he works longer hours. The Managing Director may occasionally be asked to work in positions not strictly defined in this job description, as an occasional box office manager for a production, for instance.
Our search begins with this announcement and ends when the right candidate is hired. Initially, it is an 18 month contract commencing when the right candidate is hired, but ideally on July 1 2013. This position comes with a salary of $25,000 per year. There are no benefits. White Pines is an equal-opportunity employer, and registered with Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the federal government as 501 (c)3 not for profit corporation.