WaterWorks Art Museum Executive Director

Miles City’s historic and one of a kind WaterWorks Art Museum is seeking an Executive Director. This individual should have strong, dynamic leadership and excellent oral and written communication skills. Experience in successful fundraising with a previous background of developing exhibits and overseeing art education programs are preferred. A Bachelor’s degree or comparable experience such as gallery management is preferred. Salary starts at $35,000 and is negotiable depending upon experience. This position is open until filled. For a complete job description and online application, visit  http://wtrworks.org/jobs/

WaterWorks Art Museum Executive Director

Job Opps….

Two job opportunities have been sent to me recently, and I promised to pass them along to my peers who may know of strong candidates. Please read and share as you wish. Thanks!
Management Consultants for the Arts, Inc has been engaged to facilitate the search for the next President/CEO of LexArtsIn its dual role as both the area arts council and united arts fund, LexArts provides a wide range of programs and services designed to integrate the arts into the daily lives of the residents of Lexington, Kentucky. The right candidate for this position will have knowledge of and commitment to small and midsize arts organizations, experience with united arts funds and public art projects, and strong relationship building skills to strengthen the connections with local arts organization leadership, local artists and the LexArts Board of Trustees.   I’ve attached the job profile for your review. The committee hopes to make its decision by this summer.
City of Boston seeks an Arts and Cultural Affairs Commissioner, reporting directly to the Mayor. The Commissioner will be a Cabinet-level position to “foster a culture of transparency, inclusiveness, teamwork, innovation, and excellence.” Apply by August 04, 2014. Here is a link to the full job description and qualifications: http://hireculture.org/jobdetails.aspx?job_id=19313.
Job Opps….

The Utah Department of Heritage and Arts, Division of Arts and Museums is recruiting for an Arts & Museums Grant Manager

The Utah Department of Heritage and Arts, Division of Arts and Museums is recruiting for an Arts & Museums Grant Manager. Please help us spread the word to qualified applicants. This recruitment is open to the public, and will close on Sunday, June 15, 2014 at midnight. To apply for this position please visit http://statejobs.utah.gov/jobseeker/. If you have any questions, please contact Michelle Watts, HR Analyst II at mwatts@utah.gov.
Utah Arts & Museums offers ten grant opportunities with varying deadlines throughout the year. The Grants Manager coordinates the development of grant guidelines, online applications and evaluation reports; prepares and processes grant contracts and payments; provides expert consultation and assistance on the grants process and online grants management system; manages the selection and training of volunteer panelists and conducts panel review meetings. An important aspect of this position is excellent communication skills with constituents as well as maintaining accurate records to ensure accountability and compliance with federal and state reporting requirements and division policies.
The Utah Department of Heritage and Arts, Division of Arts and Museums is recruiting for an Arts & Museums Grant Manager

Executive director search reopens

Following a preliminary round of interviews, the screening committee for the Oregon Arts Commission/Oregon Cultural Trust executive director search elected to reopen the search to ensure a pool of two to three finalists for the public round of interviews. While impressed with initial applicants, the committee determined expanding the search will guarantee a stronger group of finalists. “We are committed to finding the best possible candidate to lead our organizations into the future,” agreed Julie Vigeland, chair of the Arts Commission and Bob Speltz, chair of the Cultural Trust board. “If that requires spending more time on the process, we will do it.” Applications will be accepted at www.oregonjobs.org through Monday, April 28. Read the complete job posting here. Questions should be directed to Twyla Lawson, the state’s executive recruiter, at twyla.lawson@state.or.us.
Executive director search reopens


APPLICANTS SHOULD EMAIL ONLY THESE DOCUMENTS Cover letter, resume, and two professional references.  Do not send additional materials at this time.
March 21, 2014
The Big Sky Film Institute (BSFI) is seeking applications for the position of Executive Director.   The Executive Director is responsible for overall organizational operation, staff management, planning and budgeting; and for the planning and successful presentation of the 2015 Big Sky Documentary Film Festival (BSDFF), 2015 Big Sky Doc Shop, and the year-round weekly Big Sky Film Series.   Applicants must be available to start work full-time in Missoula, Montana, on May 1, 2014.  The Executive Director role requires strong organizational leadership to maximize existing strategies and develop new directions, while conducting festival and film series planning, administration, budgeting, fundraising, and staff management in an effective manner and in accordance with policies set by the Big Sky Film Institute Board of Directors.  The Executive Director is the chief staff member of the organization and is the public “face” of the annual Big Sky Documentary Film Festival and weekl
 y year-round Big Sky Film Series.  
Create and administer the annual BSFI budget, working collaboratively with program and development staff In conjunction with festival staff, plan and execute the annual Big Sky Documentary Film Festival and Big Sky Doc Shop.
Execute the weekly Big Sky Film Series in conjunction with staff.
Execute effective annual branding and marketing of BSDFF locally, regionally, and nationally, and identify strategies for developing filmmaker, film industry, and audience participation.
Work with development team in creating and cultivating successful relationships with major donors and business partners/sponsors.
Represent the organization in the local community and in the media.
Foster positive, productive relationships and teamwork among staff, board and volunteers.
Work with the Board President to facilitate meetings and participation of the Board of Directors.
Excellent written and oral communication skills, including public speaking Knowledge of the fields of film, video, and new media Experience with financial management in a small non-profit corporation Demonstrated ability to work with a governing board Ability to lead and motivate staff and volunteers Minimum B.A., B.S.., B.F.A., M.A., or M.F.A. in a related field.
To be determined based on candidate experience and availability. 
Applicants should submit a resume, brief introductory letter, and a minimum of two professional references, to <search@bigskyfilm.org> with the subject “Executive Director Application.”  Send only the requested information.  We will request additional information if necessary. 
The BSFI is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization located in Missoula, Montana. Major programs of the Big Sky Film Institute include the annual Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, the weekly year-round Big Sky Film Series, and the annual Big Sky Doc Shop.  Additionally, BSFI offers fiscal sponsorship for non-fiction filmmakers with projects in-production.  The Big Sky Documentary Film Festival (BSDFF) is the largest cinema event in Montana and the premier venue for non-fiction film in the American West. The 2014 BSDFF drew an audience of more than 25,000 and received more than 1,000 film entries from every corner of the globe. The BSDFF offers a unique setting for filmmakers to premiere new work and for audiences to see innovative new films, as well as classics in the genre. The festival hosts visiting artists, and presents an average of 125 non-fiction films annually at multiple venues in downtown Missoula, Montana including the Crystal Theater, Top Hat Lounge, and the historic
  1,000-seat Wilma Theater.  In addition to screenings, events include panel discussions, workshops, pitch sessions, parties and receptions.  The festival is a qualifying event for the Academy Awards.  Winning films in the Short Documentary and Mini-Doc categories automatically qualify to compete for an Oscar the following year.  The weekly Big Sky Film Series screens new and classic non-fiction films every Monday night at the Top Hat Lounge in downtown Missoula.  The Big Sky Film Series is free and open to the public. 
Big Sky Film Institute is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Arts Grants Administrator Positions California Arts Council

The California Arts Council will be hiring individuals to fill program administrator positions for the first time in over ten years.

Join our team!

Arts Grants Administrator Positions
California Arts Council

View this posting online: http://www.cac.ca.gov/jobs/aga.php

The California Arts Council will be hiring individuals to fill program administrator positions for the first time in over ten years. Currently there are two vacancies to be filled. This is a rare opportunity to join a hard working agency during an exciting time of growth.

The California Arts Council invites qualified applicants to participate in step one of a four-step hiring process.

  1. At this time, interested individuals should take the Arts Grants Administrator exam. There are two state classifications, Assistant Arts Grants Administrator and Associate Arts Grants Administrator characterized by qualifications and experience. (Review the examination bulletins below to determine the most appropriate classification(s) for which to apply.)
  2. Successful applicants will be added to the appropriate Arts Grants Administrator hiring list based on the classification(s) to which they applied.
  3. Interested applicants can then apply for open positions.  (Open Positions will be advertised shortly.)
  4. Selected applicants will be interviewed by senior staff.
Desired Experience: (Review the appropriate examination bulletin for minimum qualifications)
  • Experience with a performing, or exhibiting organization, or an arts service agency with responsibility in one or more of the following areas: artistic program planning or evaluation, organizational development, fiscal management, public relations and marketing, or
  • Experience with a public or private arts funding agency with responsibility for analyzing or evaluating grant applications.
Desired Knowledge: (Review the appropriate examination bulletin for Scope of Knowledge and Ability)

Principles and practices of public, business or nonprofit administration with specific reference to program evaluation, contracts, fiscal management, marketing and public relations, planning and development; the cultural history and current artistic activity of California; and components of public grant proposal process.

Exams will be evaluated on an ongoing basis. Interested applicants are encouraged to take the exam as soon as possible.

Interested in applying? Click to view applications and examination bulletins at our website.

Know someone who should apply? Help spread the word and forward this email to anyone who might be interested in the Arts Grants Administrator positions.

The mission of the California Arts Council is to advance California through the arts and creativity. An equal opportunity employer.

Arts Grants Administrator Positions California Arts Council

Minnesota State Arts Board Job Opportunity

Minnesota State Arts Board
Ensuring all Minnesotans have the
opportunity to participate in the arts
Director of research and evaluation  
The Minnesota State Arts Board is seeking qualified candidates for an important new position—director of research and evaluation.   
This position will provide leadership and direction for the board’s efforts to establish and articulate performance goals and measure outcomes. The director will develop and implement assessment strategies, primary and secondary research projects, and monitoring functions to assess the impact and effectiveness of Arts Board programs and services, the effectiveness of the overall statewide system of public support for the arts, the impact of public funding and agency activities on the arts, and the impact of arts on other state, regional, and local priorities.
Interested individuals are encouraged to submit a resume and cover letter via the State of Minnesota’s online Job Search Web portal: 
Reference job posting 13ARTB000005. 
Applications must be submitted by or before Monday, November 25, 2013.
www.arts.state.mn.us   |   (651) 215-1600   |   msab@arts.state.mn.us
Minnesota State Arts Board Job Opportunity