Below you will find a link to MAC’s 2011 Artist’s Innovation Award info, and information on a Grant Writing USA workshop in Missoula, GDP: Value Added by Selected Cultural Industries, Arts Education Blog Forum now going on, Board Café: Should Staff Contact with the Board Be Restricted?, and 3 job openings – one at MAM in Missoula.
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Applications are being accepted for the Montana Arts Council’s 2011 Artist’s Innovation Awards. Eleven awards of $3,000 each will be distributed during this cycle. The deadline to apply is September 30. Go to http://www.art.mt.gov/artists/artists_innovation.asp
Missoula Parks & Recreation and Grant Writing USA will present a two-day grants workshop in Missoula, September 15-16, 2011. This training is applicable to grant seekers across all disciplines. Attend this class and you’ll learn how to find grants and write winning grant proposals.
Research Note #104: Arts and the GDP: Value Added by Selected Cultural Industries is now available in the Research section. Note #104 uses data from the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) to examine the value added by selected cultural industries to the U.S. economy. Download the pdf at www.arts.gov/research/Notes/104.pdf
Introduction to the Arts Education Blog Forum
Four Part Intensive Dialogue and Discussion on Arts Education and the whole range of attendant issues -hosted by myself and Julie Fry from the Hewlett Foundation – featuring 30+ leaders from across the field. I believe this will be a very important forum and exchange of ideas and hope you will follow along over the course of the next month. The conversations among the participants will be along these four broad categories (one per week – with subtopics and specific questions): Practice, Field Building, Policy and Research.
Should Staff Contact with the Board Be Restricted?
Not all nonprofit organizations need or have paid staff. But in those that do, a frequently thorny issue is that of direct contact between staff and board members:
Should board members have contact with staff independent of the executive director? For many executive directors, this issue raises blood pressure faster than almost any other.
Opinion is sharply divided about whether and how other staff should interact with board members.
Missoula Art Museum (MAM) Membership, Volunteer & Event Manager oversees MAM’s membership and volunteer programs and MAM’s special events. Responsible for membership and volunteer recruitment and retention, special events and community outreach. Bachelor’s degree in related field & 3 or more years experience working in customer service required. Practical experience in non-profit and/or museum fundraising preferred. Knowledge of the principles of fundraising, good customer service and contemporary art necessary. A passion for community building and awareness of museum best practices helpful. Strong organization, public relations, computer, leadership and communication skills required. Ability to be an effective sales person, proactive problem solver, motivator, and able to work both independently and with staff is needed. Must be able to work weekends and evenings as needed. This position is compensated with a salary with health benefits, ranging from $25,000, depending on experience. The position is full-time, with fully subsidized health, dental and life insurance, as well as a generous personal leave plan.
To apply, please send cover letter, resume and three (3) references via email to: Laura J. Millin, MAM Executive Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org, and include Job Posting in the subject line. Deadline: August 1, 2011.
Program Director – Public Art
Arts & Science Council Charlotte-Mecklenburg
The Program Director of Public Art is a key member of the ASC Cultural and Community Investment Department. The Program Director coordinates and manages the public art program. Responsibilities include oversight of the program budget, the public process of artist selection, project management of the design and fabrication of artworks, and fiscal accountability through managing the program budget. Essential tasks include outreach to neighborhood groups, relationships with City and County partners and administrative support for the Public Art Commission. The Program Director plays an active role in the administrative and artistic decision making of the Public Art Commission.
Please apply online before August 15
Job Opening: Administrative Director at Zoellner Arts Center
Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, seeks an Administrative Director for the Zoellner Arts Center (ZAC), a premier venue for the performing arts, housing the thriving departments of music and theatre, art galleries, and guest artist series. This position supports the mission and strategic objectives of ZAC, ensures financial and operational health, and oversees day-to-day operations. Reporting to the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, the Administrative Director is a member of the management team with the Artistic Director, director of the Art Galleries, and academic chairpersons of theatre and music.
The candidate will have at least five year’s proven record in arts management, demonstrating leadership, organizational, supervisory, and collaborative skills. BA in an arts-related field, masters in Arts Administration preferred, though outstanding experience may be substituted. Position available immediately. For more information and/or to apply please visit https://lehigh.hiretouch.com/ . For full consideration, apply by August 22 with a letter of interest, CV, and names of three references. Successful completion of background checks required. Lehigh University offers an equitable & competitive benefits package including partner benefits. EOE.
Leah Koneski Zoellner Arts Center Lehigh University
Programming and Outreach Assistant
203 E.Packer Ave, Bethleham, PA 18015