Technology Support Specialist for Bucks County Free Library. Both full time (37.5 hrs./wk.) and part time (20 hrs./wk.) positions are available.
POSITION SUMMARY: The Technology Support Specialist offers direct consultation and technical expertise to library users and staff in the daily support of computer hardware, mobile devices, software applications, and other equipment. Installs, maintains, and troubleshoots equipment and responds to support issues in a timely fashion. Provides one-on-one instruction and guidance to end users to resolve complex problems, ensuring customer satisfaction. Interacts directly with members of the public and provides a high level of customer service.
• Requires high school diploma or G. E. D.
• Requires additional training with minimum of one year of job-related course work after high school
• Must have current driver’s license, insurance, and own transportation or ability to travel among many library sites
• Minimum one year experience working with computer hardware and software
COMPENSATION: $20.00 – $24.35 per hour DOQ
Applicant must provide on date of hire the following three required clearances: PA State Police Criminal Record Check; PA Child Abuse History Clearance; and FBI fingerprint-based background check.
You will find a complete job description on the Bucks County Free Library website at http://www.buckslib.org/jobs/bcfl_jobs.cfm.
JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: will develop and grow customer profiles that produce an increase in store sales, customer satisfaction, loyalty and repeat purchasing.
JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: will develop and grow customer profiles that produce an increase in store sales, customer satisfaction, loyalty and repeat purchasing. He/she will provide key, critical, personal contact with customers in order to assure a high level of satisfaction, loyalty and repeat business. He/she contributes to the financial success of the store by selling and servicing the needs of customers at a pre-eminent level. JOB REQUIREMENTS: Minimum education: High school diploma or equivalent. Minimum knowledge/skills: Good working knowledge of computer applications, strong interpersonal and phone skills and cash register skills, good ability to comprehend and follow directions, strong customer service skills, good ability to work in a team environment. Minimum experience: 3+ years retail experience with focus on developing and building customer files.
The Managing Director will oversee the administrative & financial health of the organization, including program & production management, fundraising, partnerships & community relations, and fiscal & compliance management.
White Box Theatre
MANAGING DIRECTOR – Position Available
White Box Theatre (WBT), an interdisciplinary performing arts organization based in Philadelphia, is searching for a Managing Director (MD) to oversee the administrative and financial health of the organization, including program and production management, fundraising, partnerships and community relations, and fiscal and compliance management. The MD and Producing Artistic Director, Sebastienne Mundheim, will work together to ensure that operational/organization aspects and the artistic/educational vision of the organization are in sync and support of each other. The MD will report to the Producing Artistic Director and will be directly responsible for executing or managing resources to accomplish the duties below.
WBT produces original interdisciplinary performance, installation, and arts education programs, often in response to commissions from cultural organizations, universities and schools. Methods and vision have evolved out of the artistic and pedagogic practice of founder, Sebastienne Mundheim. Project development incorporates academic research, visual arts, dance, theatre, and writing. Mundheim typically organizes content experts, professional artists, students, and volunteers to address a particular question through a rigorous and thoughtful interdisciplinary arts inquiry to create performance, installation, and dialogue. Works have been commissioned by organizations including: The University of Pennsylvania, The Rosenbach Museum and Library, The Barnes Foundation, The Philadelphia International Festival for the Arts, Franklin and Marshall College, The Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Philadelphia Live Arts Festival, and the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. For more information: www.whiteboxtheatre.com.
Chief Duties & Responsibilities
Programming & Production Management: Critical to the MD position will be the ability to develop a truly supportive and collaborative relationship with the Producing Artistic Director, by which s/he is able to manage the delivery of program and production. The MD will be responsible for negotiating agreements, contracts, and logistics with a variety of venues (traditional and non-traditional arts and education environments). S/He will also manage the Producing Artistic Director and programs within the context of an approved budget. The MD will determine staffing requirements for organizational management and program delivery and oversee the implementation of human resources policies, procedures and practices, including the development of job descriptions for all staff. The MD will also be responsible for the distribution of existing work and programs of WBT. This process will include building direct distribution channels (online), as well as securing a touring agent, and other outsourced distribution partners. Finally, the MD will engage in ongoing general management of the space in the Crane Building, including ordering supplies, managing the landlord relationship, and dealing with utility and safety issues.
Fundraising & Development Planning: MD will be responsible for leading all individual and institutional fundraising efforts including but not limited to grant writing and process management, individual solicitations and acknowledgements, and ongoing stewardship of major individual donors.
Partnerships & Community Relations: In tandem with the Producing Artistic Director, the MD will serve as a spokesperson and maven for WBT by consistently articulating the mission and values of the organization in all interactions with stakeholders and the general public. S/He will work in direct collaboration with the Producing Artistic Director to establish and maintain institutional and artistic partnerships. The MD will manage all outreach, including developing and implementing a marketing strategy for the organization, including but not limited to electronic newsletters, direct mail and printed collateral, social media management, and advertising (in-kind). MD will be responsible for managing the communications, design, and printing/production processes with outside vendors.
Fiscal & Compliance Management: MD will work closely with the bookkeeper and accounting firm to manage WBT’s finance and compliance matters. This includes but is not limited to organizational and project budget development, cash flow monitoring, contracting (with artists, vendors, etc.), insurance, PACDP support, and AP/AR management.
Skills & Qualifications
The MD should demonstrate competence, if not excellence, in all of the following and possess a willingness to continue to develop these skills.
Effective Communication: Speak, listen and write in a clear, thorough and timely manner using appropriate and effective communication tools and techniques.
Adaptability: Demonstrate a willingness to be flexible, versatile and tolerant in a changing work environment while maintaining persistence, effectiveness and efficiency.
Problem Solving & Decision Making: Ability to make clear, timely decisions in the best interest of WBT. Solve more problems than you cause.
Technological Savvy: Proficient with a variety of relevant technology and software, including Microsoft Office (Word, PPT, and especially Excel) and various social networking platforms. Experience in QuickBooks, WordPress, PhotoShop, and the Adobe Creative Suite desirable but not mandatory.
Teamwork & Collaboration: Work cooperatively and effectively with others to set goals, resolve problems and make decisions that enhance organizational effectiveness.
Engagement: Interest and experience in education and the performing arts.
Organization: Ability to maintain attention to detail while multi-tasking.
Education: Bachelor’s degree and 3+ years of experience in financial and administrative operations of arts or arts and education organizations required.
Innovation: Develop new ways to improve the operations and management of WTB.
Work will be on site and from home. The MD must have a driver’s license.
The MD will start as a part-time salaried position for the initial 3-6 months and turn into a full time W2 staff position following the initial trial period. Compensation commensurate with experience.
will assist in planning, maintaining, evaluating, and implementing adult educational programs that further the understanding, appreciation, and enjoyment of Winterthur’s resources
JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: will assist in planning, maintaining, evaluating, and implementing adult educational programs that further the understanding, appreciation, and enjoyment of Winterthur’s resources - estate, naturalistic garden, library, American decorative arts, historic architecture, and fine art – and attracts a larger and broader adult audience. He/she will assist in coordination of items on the program development schedule, as well as stay within budget and evaluate individual programs as assigned, including logistical details of assigned programs and facilitating inter/intradepartmental communication. He/she will also conduct museum tours for the general public and special guests. JOB REQUIREMENTS: Minimum education: B.A. or B.S. in history, art history, American civilization, museum studies, education or related field. Minimum knowledge/skills: Excellent organizational skills on an interpersonal level. Strong communication, presentation, resource and writing skills. Strong working knowledge of basic software applications, such as Microsoft Office Suite. Some logistics and resource coordination skills. Able to work on individual & team projects. Detailed and team oriented. Good understanding of budgets and project timetables. Able to work with a range of constituents. Some skills in educational program development and implementation. Minimum experience: 2 years of paid or unpaid experience in any kind of museum adult training/teaching, program development or coordination of programs/events capacity.
Intern wanted to work with team of three interns to inventory diverse collection of art, documents, and photographs.
Detail oriented intern wanted to work on Collection Management Inventory Project. Current project involves ongoing collection inventory using archival methods. The project is 50% complete and is now in the object-numbering stage. Collection Management and Art Handling experience necessary. Computer skills required. Schedule flexible. Two days a week.
At Hagley, we invite people of all ages to investigate and experience the unfolding history of American business and innovation, and its impact on the world. It is an outdoor, cultural heritage site that explores the history of
In March 2013, the Board and staff of Hagley completed a 12-month strategic planning process. The new plan shifts Hagley’s focus to the history, process, and outcomes of innovation. Hagley seeks an accomplished leader who has a compelling vision for engaging diverse audiences, in lifelong learning related to science, technology and engineering. S/He has experience leading and directing complex organizations or operating units of complex organizations, with varied internal and external constituencies. S/He will have a background that includes high-level decision-making and implementing best organizational practices.
This individual will have at least five (5) years of executive leadership in a multi-million dollar organization, in the education, not-for-profit, corporate or government sectors. The ideal candidate has business acumen and experience allocating resources in support of a strategic plan, setting quantified objectives, meeting those quantified expectations, and running a fiscally sustainable organization. This individual has experience building durable relationships with donors, stakeholders and constituencies. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university is required, a graduate degree is preferred.
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.
On February 14, 2011, President Obama proposed a $3.7 trillion 2012 federal budget. That budget proposal is the starting point for negotiations about several issues that impact arts and culture. Be a part of the dialog to inform the budget process by joining us on April 4th and 5th in Washington, D.C. for National Arts Advocacy Day.
Hosted by Americans for the Arts, this 24th annual, two-day event provides arts and culture advocates with an opportunity to learn how to effectively communicate with their members of Congress and then to actually do so before the budget process concludes. Take the opportunity to gather with advocates from across the nation, to be inspired by their momentum, to be heard.
In addition to finding out more about federal arts and culture issues and attending meetings on Capitol Hill, you will also have the chance to hear from celebrated artists and legislators as they present a broader perspective on the arts policy and social issues currently impacting arts and culture.
Grow your national arts and culture consciousness and share your passion in a way that makes a difference. Join us for National Arts Advocacy Day.
If your budget or schedule won’t permit a trip to Washington, D.C., take part in Bucks County's local arts advocacy day which coincides with the national event for just those reasons.
The Arts & Cultural Council of Bucks County is hosting its 2nd annual celebration of National Arts Advocacy Day on Monday, April 4th. At 10am they will host an advocacy workshop titled, “Communicating with Legislators in the Current Economic Climate.” Following the workshop, they will walk to the Bucks County Courthouse for a rally at noon to “raise awareness of the importance of arts and culture in the life of the county.”
(July 8, 2010) On June 30, the Pennsylvania Senate approved a $28 billion budget for Fiscal Year 2011. The budget contains deep cuts to the Commonwealth's investment in arts and culture. The bill passed the Pennsylvania House of Representatives later that same afternoon, and was signed by Governor Rendell just after the Independence Day holiday.
Please see the attached .pdf for a complete listing of cultural line item appropriations, or click here to view the full budget.
On the revenue side of the ledger, the Educational Investment Tax Credit program (EITC), through which many nonprofit cultural organizations recive support for school-based educational programming, was spared a planned $10 million cut. For FY11, EITC remains at its FY10 level of $60 million, a drop from its FY09 level of $75 million. For more information, click here.
The Commonwealth's Film Production Tax Credit program, originally set at $75 million in FY08 and reduced to $42 million in FY10, will be raised to $60 million in FY11. The program provides a 25% Film Production Tax Credit for film production expenses incurred in the Commonwealth. The transferable tax credit is available for feature films, TV shows and series, and commercials intended for a national audience. For more information, click here.
January 13, 2010 (Harrisburg) - Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell today announced mid-year spending freezes that affect arts and culture funding.
Pennsylvania is experiencing a more than $250 million revenue shortfall so far this fiscal year, which prompted the freeze of more than $160 million in what is considered discretionary spending. The frozen funds will be placed in reserve, and can be reinstated if the Commonwealth's revenues improve.
Support for arts and culture is impacted in many ways. Overall, cultural appropriations are reduced an additional $7.4 million from initial FY2010 budget levels. NOTE: Percentages through the rest of this article are based on the new total decline from FY2009 allocations, unless otherwise noted. Dollars are expressed in declines from initial FY2010 budget figures. Click here for our analysis of arts and culture support in Pennsylvania's initially-enacted FY2010 budget.
The Pennsylvania Council on the Arts (PCA), will see its administrative support drop an additional $10,000, to $982,000 (-24%), and its Grants to the Arts funding fall an added $1 million, to $10 million (-34%).
The $3.1 million Cultural Preservation Assistance line, which was newly-created in the FY2010 budget and was intended to provide support for the Heinz History Center, as well as nine museums previously funded through line items under the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, and other cultural organizations, has been zeroed out. This funding has been re-distributed throughout the budget as noted.
Support for Public Television also drops further, from $1 million to $500,000 (-94%). This funding supports a network of eight public broadcasting companies across Pennsylvania, including WHYY and MiND Media (WYBE).
DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT (DCED)
Support for Zoos, through a DCED line entitled “Tourism – Accredited Zoos,” drops further, from $1.2 million to zero.
State support for the University of the Arts drops an additional $136,000, to $135,000 (-89%).
PENNSYLVANIA HISTORICAL AND MUSEUM COMMISSION (PHMC)
Museum Assistance Grants, a competitive grant program for museums across the state, will see its appropriations drop an additional $500,000, to $1.3 million (-66%). PHMC’s General Government Operations funding, which enables it to maintain a network of state-owned museums and historical sites, will see a further reduction in funding of $195,000, to $19.3 million (-25%).
Funding for a group of nine individual museums, commonly known as “nonpreferreds” because of the nature of their line items’ structure, has been cut an additional 50% from the initial FY2010 appropriation for each institution.
Support for Regional History Centers, initially at $175,000 in FY2010, has been zeroed out.