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Posted by Darien Arts Center | Darien
The Darien Arts Center is looking to hire a part-time bookkeeper for 6-8 hours per week (In-house as soon as permissible). Non-profit bookkeeping experience, proficiency in QuickBooks, Excel & Word, and understanding of the accrual basis of accounting are required.
Primary Job Responsibilities:
• Balance and maintain accurate records in QuickBooks
• Reconcile bank accounts monthly
• Pay vendor invoices twice a month
• Prepare payroll for payroll service twice a month
• Manage invoicing/accounts receivable for outreach programs
• Prepare monthly financial statements, including balance sheet, profit & loss and
department level reports
• Prepare reporting for Board of Directors meetings
• Prepare annual budget and monitor and prepare budget to actual reports on a monthly
• Calculate and book cost allocations across departments including true-up at year-end
• Maintain various schedules such as fixed and restricted assets
• Maintain and monitor prepaid assets, accrued liabilities and deferred revenue accounts
• Prepare financial information for grants/other requests
• Assist auditors during annual audit including preparation of required reports and
• Monitor and prepare financial reports to meet all compliance requirements, including
federal, state and other legal filing and registration requirements
• Assistance with ad hoc projects as needed
To find out more, or to apply with resume and cover letter, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The DAC is located at 2 Renshaw Road, behind the Darien Town Hall. Find out more about the Darien Arts Center at darienarts.org.
Posted by New Pond Farm Education Center | West Redding
The primary role of the digital marketing associate is to get the word about NPFEC’s brand in the digital space. Further, the digital marketing associate is responsible for looking after the online marketing strategies for the organization. They plan and execute marketing campaigns and maintain and supply content for the organization’s website. One important aspect of the position is the use of social media to enhance the company’s digital presence, interaction with target audiences, promoting NPF’s content, and expanding the opportunities for increasing our membership and member engagement. Here is the primary list of the digital marketing associate’s roles and responsibilities:
•With the assistance of the Executive Director, develop and manage digital marketing campaigns promoting NPF products and services in the digital space.
•Manage NPF’s digital presence including optimizing the content for the website and social networking channels such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.
•Track the website traffic flow and provide internal reports
•Identify new digital marketing trends and ensure that NPF is employing the latest digital marketing techniques
Posted by Center For Contemporary Printmaking | Norwalk
The Center for Contemporary Printmaking (CCP) seeks an experienced Marketing and Communications Coordinator who is passionate about the arts and will contribute to the growth of our 24-year old non-profit organization. Candidate will work closely with the Executive Director to grow overall exposure for the organization and online reach through media efforts in support of CCP’s programming and mission.
• Content creation - strong writing and language skills required
• Social media strategizing and implementation on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter
• Website management
• Print ad and printed material development – postcards, brochures, wall graphics
• Local and industry media outreach – press contacts and press releases
• Serve as photographer for CCP events and special programs
• Establish and monitor benchmarks for success using analytics
Additional responsibilities related to the organization include but are not limited to:
• Manage web-based communications tools and local digital assets: Constant Contact, ISSU, CaFÉ, Facebook, Instagram, website
• Coordinate efforts with staff in all areas to insure communications and content releases are scheduled effectively
• Shepherd external-facing branding and partnerships with local organizations
The Center for Contemporary Printmaking is a public-facing artists’ studio and gallery with an emphasis on education and outreach in addition to the development of print projects. We have a small and dedicated staff who are committed to welcoming the public, practicing artists and printers, and supporters of the arts in our community to our facility. Is this a good fit for you? We are looking for someone with:
● Superior communication, organization, and problem solving skills
● Energy, enthusiasm, and commitment, with a high standard of professionalism
● Strong team player, continually open to learning new skills
● Familiarity working in a Mac environment using Photoshop, InDesign, Wordpress, Constant Contact, Google Analytics
● Graphic Design expertise helpful but not required
● Experience at a non-profit arts organization a plus
● Open and welcoming character with sensitivity to a wide range of personalities, backgrounds, levels of education, and experience
● Prefer minimum of 2 years experience in a similar role
● BA required
This is a part-time position for 20-25 hours per week.
To apply, please submit the following to Kimberly Henrikson at email@example.com:
• Cover letter
• Resume or CV
• 3 Professional references
The Center’s offerings are diverse in scope, offering opportunities to see works of art in the printmaking medium, to learn about these techniques, and to participate in the artistic process. Programs and services began in July 1995, when the Center was established as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. CCP is dedicated to increasing awareness, knowledge, and appreciation of original prints and the process of printmaking through exhibitions, educational programs, and artist workshops. CCP is devoted to both the creations and to the presentation of works of graphic art, including printmaking, book arts, and other related disciplines. The Center is outfitted with 11 printing presses. CCP’s main operations take place in the carriage house of the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion in Norwalk with an international Artist-in-Residence cottage adjacent to the main carriage house (newly renovated in 2016) where artists can work on projects 24/7, and live and work within the facility uninterrupted. The Center has all ancillary technical and safety equipment and supplies throughout its two buildings.
Posted by AMS Planning & Research Corp. | Southport
AMS Planning & Research Launches Arts Management Consulting Internship
Engaging participants of Color
AMS Planning & Research Corp., a national management consulting practice
serving the arts and culture sector for over 30 years, has made the business of
arts and culture its business. Founded with a deep commitment to the role of the
arts in our communities, AMS has dedicated itself to working with arts and
community leaders to develop ventures that are both effective and sustainable.
Areas of focus include facility planning, strategy, policy, audience/market
research and benchmarking.
AMS is seeking qualified candidates of color for internships in our Southport,
Connecticut office. This effort is being undertaken to help support and escalate
involvement of individuals from groups that have been underrepresented in the
arts and culture consulting field. Internships are intended to provide practical
training, increase and ultimately play a role in nurturing leadership, expanding
and fostering inclusiveness in the consulting field. This program also provides the
opportunity for participants to be mentored and engage in valuable training and
dialogue benefiting from a staff which collectively has several decades of
expertise in the arts and culture arena. What is learned at AMS may play a role in
providing a competitive advantage when interns who have been engaged in the
program are looking for employment in the arts and culture field.
Tasks associated with the internship program include assisting with project
planning & research efforts for small organizations, as well as major arts &
cultural institutions; providing support with operations analyses for arts and
culture organizations and facilities; assisting with research and writing; and
conducting industry and consumer research. For more information about AMS
visit our website at www.ams-online.com.
Requirements include demonstrated interest in the arts and culture sector, strong
writing, analytical, and communication skills. Research experience, financial
analysis, project management capabilities, statistical analysis and financial
modeling experience are desirable skills. Successful interns should be prepared to
work in group settings, but also work independently, be detail oriented and have
the ability to work on more than one project simultaneously. A desire to stay
abreast of what is taking place in the arts and culture sector will be beneficial. By
the end of the internship the intern will have the opportunity to write a white
paper in his or her area of interest, in one of AMS’s core focus areas, with
guidance from the AMS mentor. This is a hands-on internship and participants will
be a part of the AMS culture, attending staff meetings and project meetings.
Interns work alongside AMS staff; Analysts, Consultants, Project Managers,
Directors and the firm’s Principal.
The internship stipend is $600 a week for 12 weeks. Participants work a 40-hour
week for 12 weeks. Travel and housing allowance may be available depending
upon need. Three references will be required. Applicants must be United States
citizens or have proper paperwork to work in the US.
To apply applicants should send a resume and cover letter, which articulates why
they think they would be a good fit for this internship to Lynette Turner, Senior
Associate at firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions can be addressed to Lynette
Turner at the same email address. This is a continuous opportunity. Please include
your dates of availability.
Posted by Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum | Ridgefield
SCOPE: Responsible for accurate and timely accounting/bookkeeping functions including A/R, A/P, payroll processing, investment tracking, GL journal entries, annual audit preparation and financial reporting.
STATUS: Part Time
REPORTS TO: Director of Finance and Admin
RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:
Accounts Payable: process incoming invoices; prepare checks for approval and mail out; execute wire transfers; accrue monthly consignment payouts and pay quarterly; monitor operating account to ensure adequate fund balance; prepare monthly cash activity report.
Accounts Receivable: process bank deposits; prepare monthly Financial Edge/Raiser’s Edge reconciliation.
Payroll: process semi-monthly payroll; update monthly salary and benefits allocation worksheet; prepare annual updates including salary, flex spending and cost of health care; maintain payroll records and quarterly/annual payroll tax reports; prepare annual 1099s.
Investments: maintain account statements; prepare monthly journal entries; update asset valuation spreadsheets; participate in Investment Committee meetings and prepare minutes; prepare reports and analysis as needed.
General ledger journals: prepare monthly Visa reconciliation and postage journal entries; prepare quarterly A/R and petty cash reconciliations.
Audit: participate in annual audit with outside auditing firm; review books in advance and prepare materials requested by auditors. Review draft financial statements and 990 prior to filings.
Internal Reporting: prepare monthly Exhibitions expense allocation by project for forecasting; provide additional support as needed for financial reports to management and the Board of Directors.
Tax Reporting: prepare quarterly sales tax reports and payments, annual property tax filing, tax exempt forms, and annual 990 (as part of audit).
Grants: provide budget summaries, reports and transaction journal details to support grant submissions.
Admin Support: maintain inventory of general office supplies.
o BA in Accounting
o 5 to 7 years accounting experience
o Strong computer skills and extensive experience with Financial Edge, Quickbooks, Excel
o Effective research and internet skills
o Highly organized; self-directed work style
HOW TO APPLY:
Please send resume and cover letter to email@example.com with the subject line: “Accountant”. Qualified candidates will be contacted. No phone calls, please.
Posted by Pequot Library | Southport
Title: Public Programs Manager
Reports to: Executive Director
Supervises: Part-time Education Coordinator and high school/college interns
Status: Full time; exempt salaried employee, 40 hours/week, with occasional evenings and weekends
Salary/compensation: $50,000-55,000 range, including health insurance and a competitive benefits package. Pequot Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Pequot Library Association (Pequot Library) is searching for a dynamic and enthusiastic nonprofit arts professional to develop a wide variety of interpretive programs for all ages that are inspired by the rotating schedule of visual art and Special Collections exhibitions, Children’s Library initiatives, and innovative public library multidisciplinary learning opportunities.
• Manage a robust schedule of programs involving artists, authors, musicians, performers and other vendors in the form of gallery talks, panel discussions, symposia, music concerts, theatrical performances, dance, book discussions/signings, and other related programming.
• Collaborate with the Library’s longstanding Meet the Author volunteer committee and community partner, Music for Youth as well as other similar community groups.
• Work closely with colleagues to curate a changing schedule of innovative, high-caliber learning experiences for a diverse audience, including film series, day art /history trips, scholarly presentations, hands-on art-making and writing workshops, inter-generational learning opportunities, life-long learning opportunities for older adults, and other experiential opportunities inspired by the Library’s collections and exhibitions.
• Working closely with the Children’s Librarian, support the Library’s annual family and community events including the Fourth of July Bike Parade, Holiday Caroling Party, Miss Susan’s Campout, Halloween Pet Parade, and others.
• Working closely with the Children’s Librarian and Education Coordinator, this position develops and implements a robust schedule of preK-12 schools after-school, summer, and break programs throughout the year, including the annual Fairfield Public Schools student art exhibitions and the Books for Teachers program.
• Manage the Library’s community outreach with school administrators, educators, and peer organizations throughout the area, including developing educator workshops and trainings.
• Working closely with the Education Coordinator and Special Collections Librarian, train and mentor volunteer docents and contracted educators.
• Contribute to development of exhibition related support/interpretive resources like gallery guides and educator pre-visit materials.
• Support Special Collections exhibition development, as needed.
• Develop and manage all speaker/performer contracts.
• Work closely with Marketing and Communications Manager on writing related press releases and program descriptions and the design of invitations and related collateral.
• Evaluate public programs and build awareness and participation, being aware of community needs and interests.
• Draft youth and adult program related grant/fundraising proposals and contribute to the Library’s overall social media presence.
• Manage the Library’s high school and college student internship program.
• Manage the Library’s public program registration.
• Develop and manage the public programs, including school programs, annual project budgets.
• Assist with identifying funding sources and manage grant applications and reports for all public programs.
• Master’s degree in Education, a Humanities subject, or a related field with at least five years of professional experience working in a public, private, or university library, nonprofit arts and/or culture organization, private/public school, an art museum/historical society, or similar setting.
• Proven track record of developing innovative public programs for all ages related to a wide variety of humanities fields and current events.
• Excellent verbal and writing communication skills for a variety of audiences and ages, including the ability to deliver engaging public speeches and presentations.
• Able to thrive in a faced-paced environment that supports teamwork and collaboration among library staff, volunteers, and high school/college interns.
• Prior supervision of professional staff and volunteer management.
About Pequot Library
Bringing Literature, Music, Art, Science & the Humanities to our Community
Pequot Library’s mission extends far beyond most traditional public libraries. Housed in a historic building, framed by an expansive front lawn, and located on over three acres in the historic village of Southport in Fairfield, CT, Pequot Library is a small gem to be discovered.
For over 125 years, Pequot Library has been a pillar of Fairfield County, providing professional, encouraging library services and diverse programming to our local and regional community. Pequot Library helps children develop a life-long interest in reading and learning through engaging programs and special activities. The library presents concerts, exhibitions, lectures, and a wide range of cultural, educational and community events in both its Auditorium/Concert Hall and The Perkin Gallery. Inspired by its collections and adult programs, the library engages its audiences with the pressing issues of today. The library is committed to integrating its unique important Special Collections into its day-to-day service to a broad and diverse community through exhibitions, multidisciplinary programs, and hands-on learning opportunities.
The Library was recently awarded the CT. Treasure award by the CT. Chapter AIA and an Award of Excellence from the CT. League of History Organizations. In fiscal year 2018-2019, the Library welcomed more than 63,000 visitors of all ages for over 500 programs.
Interested candidates are encouraged to send a confidential letter of interest, c.v./résumé, and three references (in one document) by Friday, January 17, 2020 with the subject heading Public Programs Manager to firstname.lastname@example.org. Only the most qualified candidates will be contacted. The application process involves agreeing to a criminal background check.
Posted by Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum | Ridgefield
Supervisor: Director of Education
Status: Full-time (Monday through Friday); nights and weekends as needed
The Education Assistant (Assistant) will support the Education Department in developing and delivering innovative, enriching, and creative strategies for engagement with Pre-K through 12 students and educators; college and university students and educators; families, teens, and adults. Supporting outreach and managing the administrative responsibilities associated with these audiences is a critical role for the Assistant. The Assistant will also have the opportunity to generate ideas and content in the programs listed below, as well as across the department.
The Assistant will lead gallery tours and support a wide range of museum programs; will support the efforts to develop exhibition-based resources for teacher and student learning; identify and communicate with teen audiences; and support college and university relationships and partnerships.
The Assistant will support public programs for families and adults in content generation and administration prior to, logistical tasks during, and assessment and evaluations after. The Assistant will collaborate with program staff, per diem educators, teaching artists, and guest participants, aid in material preparation, and when necessary be the staff point-person on site.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
· Lead gallery tours and programs for students, families and teachers.
· Assist in generating and actively maintaining inquiry-based, exhibition specific curriculum for ArtWrite, STEAM, and Contemporary What? Tours; support in the research and development of innovative educational resources that enhance the experience of students, teachers, and general visitors alike.
· Coordinate administrative tasks for school groups, including relationship building, scheduling of Aldrich Museum educators, and communication with teachers and administrators
· Support with assessment and evaluation of programs within the Education Department
· Support with audience development and outreach to K-12 teachers, higher education faculty, teens, and special needs audiences
· Support the development of programming for teens and young artists
· Maintain The Studio, the Museum’s multi-purpose program and art-making space, including but not limited to developing innovative hands-on projects for visitors of all ages, overseeing materials inventory, and coordinating the use of The Studio with colleagues.
· Support in the coordination and creation of content manuals, training guides, and operational work processes that ensure a smooth delivery of education and family programs
· Communicate with the Visitor Experience team on all programming and education activities
· Additional tasks as assigned, including programmatic and administrative support for public programs and departmental initiatives
The successful applicant:
· Has a positive attitude, collaborative spirit, and strong work ethic.
· Is poised, confident, personable and professional; able to clearly articulate and represent the Museum’s mission
· Has excellent oral and written communication skills; is able to interact with people of all ages, needs, backgrounds, and abilities in an engaging manner
· Is proactive, solution-oriented, and demonstrates exemplary problem-solving skills
· Is organized, efficient, and diligent
· Has the ability to multi-task and support administrative needs related to the prep and breakdown and follow up for programs
· Is able to discuss past, present, and upcoming exhibitions in an accurate and interesting way, presenting factual information that is informative and engaging for our audiences
· Has a flexible approach and the ability to adapt quickly to diverse audiences
· Is able to introduce and implement educational methods, tools, and trends in the field
· Possess a vested interest in the field, inherent curiosity and ability to think creatively
· Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field, preferably in museum studies, art education, art history, studio arts or similar
· 2 years job-related experience (preferably museum teaching and administration experience).
To apply, please send a cover letter and resume in a single PDF to: email@example.com, with the subject line “Education Assistant Application.” Qualified candidates will be contacted. No phone calls, please.
The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum Non-Discrimination Policy
The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum is committed to:
• The goal of achieving equal opportunity for all.
• Providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of the community.
• Providing an inclusive and nondiscriminatory work environment in which all employees are valued and empowered to succeed.
• Providing a workplace free from harassment of all kinds.
• Compliance with all federal and state legislation and regulations regarding non-discrimination.
Consistent with these principles, The Aldrich does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, expression and characteristics, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, visible or invisible disability, veteran status, or any other protected status.
Posted by Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum | Ridgefield
TITLE: Visitor Experience Assistant
SUPERVISOR: Director of Education
STATUS: Part time (18 hours/week plus additional variable hours at $15/hr)
The Visitor Experience Assistant is responsible for the public face of the Museum by managing the front desk, supervising the visitor experience staff, and building relationships with the Museum visitors. This role primarily functions in communicating the Museum’s programs and activities to the public, promoting excellent customer service in the Museum, and serves as a liaison between visitors and all departments in the Museum. In addition, the VEA is responsible for all details related to the public face of the Museum during their shift, and is charged with leading the Museum Attendants to ensure that all works of art are working properly, that all of the Museum’s spaces are clean, and dealing with any other issue that may arise.
Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
• Actively greet the public and provide a warm welcome and orientation to the Museum and current programs.
• Sell general admission and public program tickets.
• Grow Museum membership through signing up new members, processing renewals, and providing general member support.
• Process all on-site Store retail sales.
• Record and track Museum, event, and program attendance.
• Open, close, and reconcile daily cash drawer. Handle cash and distribute complimentary tickets in accordance with Museum policies and procedures.
• Answer phone calls and respond to voicemails at the front desk.
• Prepare daily reports of Museum activity for Department Heads.
• Oversee the Museum Attendants during each shift to ensure exemplary performance.
• Ensure that the coat room, front desk, kitchen, and all public Museum areas are kept tidy and clean and have updated information and collateral materials.
• Open and close the Museum each day.
• Provide school group and evening event support as needed.
• Remain current on First Aid and Safety training.
• Maintain accident report for Museum visitors and staff in accordance with OSHA standards.
• Any additional responsibilities that will help strengthen the Museum’s mission.
• Curious and motivated individual with specific interest in the arts
• Customer service experience required
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
• Experience working at a museum or cultural space preferred
• Prior cash handling experience and familiarity with programs including Excel, Square, and Shopify preferred
• The ability to observe and learn from visitor feedback and behavior
• Flexibility and the ability to manage staff in a fast-paced environment where demands often change
• Ability to hold staff accountable for following Museum policies and guidelines
• Proven ability to prioritize multiple demands in a fast-paced environment and exercise sound judgement under pressure
• Self-directed, highly organized, and a creative problem-solver with excellent follow-through
• Must be able to work flexible schedule which will include nights, weekends, & holidays.
• Lots of walking and/or standing, occasional lifting of materials for programs; occasional physical demands.
To apply, please send a cover letter and resume in a single pdf to firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line: Visitor Experience Assistant Application. Qualified candidates will be contacted. No phones calls please.