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Southern Exposure: Grants for performing arts of Latin America

February 9th, 2016

PRESENTER BOOKING DEADLINE
APRIL 1, 2016
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Southern Exposure: Performing Arts of Latin America program is a national initiative designed to promote a greater understanding and appreciation of the richness and diversity of Latin American cultures through the work of its contemporary and traditional performing artists. Southern Exposure provides fee support grants to nonprofit presenters located anywhere in the United States and its territories that contract performing artists from the annually curated Southern Exposure: Performing Arts of Latin America roster. All funded engagements are required to include a public performance and a community engagement activity that provides audiences direct interaction with the visiting artists. An emphasis is placed on funding engagements in communities that have little access to this type of work.
Southern Exposure is a program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation (“MAAF”) made possible through the generous support of the National Endowment for the Arts (“NEA”).
for more information please visit http://southernexposurearts.org/booking

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Symphony New Hampshire (SNH) Seeks Executive Director

February 9th, 2016

Position Description:                                    Executive Director

Organization/Orchestra Name:                 Symphony New Hampshire (SNH)

Area of Focus:                                                Executive Director

Job Type: Full-time

Duties and Responsibilities:

Symphony New Hampshire, currently in its 93rd season, is an orchestra rich in opportunity. With an endowment of approximately $600,000 and annual operating expenses of approximately $500,000, SNH is developing an ever-growing statewide presence. It enjoys an excellent artistic reputation with an appetite for ambitious musical projects, under the musical leadership of Jonathan McPhee, balanced with a fundamental commitment to contributing to the quality of life for all New Hampshire citizens through education and community efforts. The approaching 100th anniversary, though several seasons away, presents a target for growth in endowment as well as new and evolving artistic, educational, and community projects.  SNH is proud of its collegial staff, board, and musician relationships. 

The ideal candidate for executive leadership of SNH will embody the values of artistic excellence and integrity. A candidate with highly developed communication skills, financial savvy, strong fundraising abilities, and an eagerness to partner with board, music director and orchestra to expand the reach of the organization will do well in the application process.

The successful candidate will assume duties, which will include, but not be limited to:

- Short and long term planning;

- Administrative: Handle all responsibilities associated with a seamless office structure;

- Development: Fundraising; grant writing and solicitation/acquisition of corporate sponsorships; oversight of all special events; working with volunteer organization; securing ongoing and new funding;

- Marketing and Promotion: Work with board and staff to develop and implement strategy.  Assume a hands-on, pro-active approach to current and potential new initiatives designed to grow subscriptions and increase single ticket/short term subscription sales, growth in orchestra services, and insuring the overall stability of the orchestra;

- Finance: Ensure that all records are up to date, transparent, and in compliance with federal and state regulations; create reports, including cash flow projections; work with board on new and significant expenditures; comply with all grant guidelines;

- Artistic Administration: Support the music director, including on all musician issues; secure and finalize guest artist contracts; successfully negotiate labor agreements in consultation with the board; serve as principal spokesperson to the orchestra for policy and non-artistic matters; maintain the positive relationships that are inherent to the SNH culture;

- Board relations: Prepare all board materials; maintain transparency in all communication; participate as an ex officio member at board meetings; assist with recruitment of new board candidates;

- Education:  Work with Music Director, board, and staff to manage programs and adjust as needed in light of changing community needs and opportunities; implement and grow programs appropriate to the skills and resources of SNH;

- Concert Production: Oversee all logistics associated with rehearsals and concerts;

- Community relations:  Build and maintain relationships with key individuals and organizations in the community; participate in advocacy on behalf of the orchestra and the New Hampshire region it serves; maintain excellent communication with all orchestra supporters;

- General: Keep abreast of field-wide activity; maintain good relationships with peers nationally; represent the SNH at local, state, and national gatherings; keep board apprised of changing trends in the orchestra and arts-and-culture sector.

Qualifications:

The successful candidate will:

- Be a self-starter who works well with people;

- Have strong collaborative and partnership skills;

- Bring significant experience and skills in the marketing and development arena;

- Have strong financial and office management skills and be able to function autonomously in an office with a small part-time staff (currently two marketing and development personnel);

 

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Lippitt House Museum Seeks Facility Rental Manger

February 8th, 2016

Location: 199 Hope Street, ProvidenceSalary: Start Date: ImmediatePart TimePermanent

Preserve Rhode Island’s Lippitt House Museum in Providence is seeking an energetic and experienced individual to fulfill the new Facility Rental Manger position. The Facility Rental Manger (part-time) will oversee special events include meetings, weddings, teas, parties, photography and other events involving the rental of space at Lippitt House Museum.

The successful candidate will be familiar with event logistics and have an entrepreneurial spirit.
DUTIES

• Collaborate on marketing efforts to publicize and promote Lippitt House Museum for rental events.

• Field initial event rental inquiries via web, email and phone and coordinate site visits.

• Generate contracts for leasing museum spaces. Receive and account for monies paid for rentals.

• Maintain rental calendar to determine availability of facilities for bookings.

• Be lead for staffing facility rentals.• Assist the Property manager with event setup and breakdown as needed.

• Assist the Director with general administrative and operational tasks.

• Think creatively and demonstrate flexibility as part of a small staff with finite resources.

QUALIFICATIONS

• Minimum two years relevant experience in hospitality, special event management or sales. Experience working in historic sites and/or museums preferred.

• Strong oral and written communication skills, work independently, and demonstrate flexibility in changing situations.

• Ability to work outdoors, climb stairs, and lift 50 pounds.• Routine weekend and evening work required.

How to Apply

Email cover letter and resume to LippittJobs@PreserveRI.org with “Facility Rental Manger” in the subject line. Application deadline February 26, 2016. No phone calls, please.

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Jazz Dance: Roots and Branches in Practice Conference

February 7th, 2016

Online Registration Now Open!

Sunday July 31 – Wednesday August 3, 2016, Salve Regina University -  Newport, Rhode Island

 
The National Dance Education Organization (NDEO) announces a Special Topic Conference featuring
a theme inspired by the 2014 University
of Florida Press publication
Jazz Dance: A History of the Roots and Branches
, edited by Lindsay Guarino and Wendy Oliver.

For registration info go to www.ndeo.org/jazz2016

Just as the book offers a collection of
voices that discuss the nature of jazz and explore jazz dance history from the past and present, this CONFERENCE  will look at jazz broadly through movement workshops and conversations about jazz dance, inviting dialogue that connects the past, present, and future of jazz.

 

 

 

Registration Pricing and Lodging Options
Click here to REGISTER

Rates valid until 4-1-16

 

Member Early Bird Registration Fee: $300 (includes Clambake dinner)

 

To see dorm room and hotel lodging options and pricing, click here.

 

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NE Foundation For The Arts Public Art Grant Workshop, (Within The Route 495 Loop), 2-18, 1 pm

February 5th, 2016

NEFA’s Fund for the Arts supports community-based organizations within Route 495 in Massachusetts to select and commission artists to create new, site-specific, contemporary public art. 

light refreshements provided

This session is open to artists and art organizations and will provide information about the Fund for the Arts grant (deadline April 4), and discuss different aspects of forming a successful collaboration with an organization and working with a proponent on a development project.  We will discuss a variety of possible partners, resources, and best practices for collaboration success. Speakers include:
  • Sarah Hutt, public art consultant, NEFA
  • Charles Tracy, National Park Service
  • Wileen Kao, RLA, landscape architect with Halvorson Design Partnership

Application Deadline:

April 4, 2016

 

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ASaP Symposium 2016

February 4th, 2016

ASaP Symposium 2016 is free and open to the public, but pre-registration in the workshops and discussion groups is required.  Please visit our website to register and for more details about the events. The Symposium is presented in collaboration with American Dance Legacy Initiative.

 

The Symposium will be of particular interest to students, educators, health providers, artists, creative arts therapists, neuroscientists, biomedical engineers, anthropologists, and public health professionals. We hope each participant comes away from the symposium having engaged in enriching and explorative conversations and possibly ready to implement an idea that’s been waiting to be ignited.

 

Artists and Scientists as Partners (ASaP) was born four years ago to work with medical and arts practitioners, fostering creative, integrative health practices. Since then we have offered workshops at the Cogut Center for the Humanities and the Warren Alpert Medical School; taught a pre-clinical elective in the medical school; launched Dance for our Aging Population (DAPpers) a series of classes for seniors; have taught four undergraduate courses and are currently teaching a fifth.

In that time, we have also come to understand and celebrate the immense mutual understanding and respect that  already exists among artists and scientists and believe the two have much in common.

 

The arts and sciences are manifestations of the same thing. They are avatars of human creativity. Science provides an understanding of universal experience. Art provides a universal understanding of personal experience

Mae Jemison

 

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Korea Arts Foundation of America Seeks Applications for 2016 KAFA Prize

February 3rd, 2016

The Korea Arts Foundation of America is a Los-Angeles-based nonprofit organization that promotes creativity, research, study, and exhibitions in the arts. The foundation encourages cooperation and free exchange among those who are interested in the arts, provides educational facilities and services for persons and organizations engaged in all forms of artistic studies, and coordinates, plans, organizes, and executes art projects.

As part of this mission, KAFA is accepting applications for its 2016 KAFA Award for the Visual Arts. Through the program, the foundation selects one artist biennially (even-numbered years) to receive an award of $10,000. The purpose of the award is to facilitate the capacity of outstanding Korean-American artists for realizing creative endeavors, nurture their artistic accomplishments, and acknowledge their presence. In addition to the cash prize, the selected recipient’s artwork will be exhibited in the Los Angeles area. Any visual medium is eligible for the award.

To be eligible, applicants must be either an American citizen of Korean ancestry, a Korean with permanent residency status in the U.S., or approved by the KAFA board. In addition, applicants must demonstrate a continued commitment to the visual arts and should have received some professional recognition. Full-time students are not eligible.

An application fee of $30 must be made payable to KAFA.

For complete program guidelines and application instructions, see the KAFA website.

 

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TransCultural Exchange’s 2016 International Conference on Opportunities in the Arts

February 2nd, 2016

Title of Event: TransCultural Exchange’s 2016 International Conference on Opportunities in the Arts
City: Boston (mainly at Boston University; but also events and tours at MIT, Harvard, etc.)
Dates: Starting 9: 00 February 25- 5:00 pm, February 27

Description:

Come have a drink with New York critic Kim Levin, the editor of the Leonardo Electronic Almanac Lanfranco Aceti and Ute Meta Bauer and Hoor Al Qasimi, the curators of the 2015 Venice Biennale’s American and United Emirates Pavilions. Hear the new Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Direction Matthew Teitlebaum talk about is vision for the MFA. Attend a champagne breakfast with representatives from the French Ministry of Culture. Listen to scientists looking to work with artists. And much, much more. This is a rare chance to meet over 160 major curators, leading researchers, gallery owners, funders, critics, artist-in-residency directors and those from other fields looking to work with artists – people who can change your life. As one attendee said, “this was the single most exciting and productive art event that I have ever experienced. To my surprise, it did not consist of a series of lectures. Rather, it was a fully interactive conference structure that provided a limitless number of opportunities for artists to meet and exchange ideas with residency directors, museum curators, and other artists and arts professionals. As a result, I was invited to participate in two international residencies and three exhibitions.”

website: http://www.transculturalexchange.org/2016-conference/overview.htm

Registration rate: $285 for all 3 days, including receptions, informal networking events and more. Group, student and 2-for-1 rates also available.

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Production Staff positions available for the 2016 Summer Season at Theatre by The Sea!

February 2nd, 2016

Below is the list of open positions for this season. If interested, please send your cover letter and resume to Production Manager Randy Beck at the following email address:
Randy.PM.TBTS@gmail.com.  Please include “[Position desired] 2016″ in the subject line of your email.
Theatre by the Sea, 364 Cards Pond Rd. Wakefield RI 02879  www.theatrebythesea.biz

Technical Director
This position will be responsible for coordinating and leading the install, run, and removal of each of the four shows in our 2016 summer season, along with coordinating technical support for our Summer Children’s Series.  They will also be responsible for maintaining our stage, shop, and storage facilities.
Candidates should have experience and skills in the following areas:  set construction, welding, theatrical rigging and fly systems (particularly hemp & sandbag systems), shop management, run crew management, safe theatre practices, and budget management.  All candidates should be dedicated to maintaining a safe, positive, productive, collaborative, and friendly work environment.
Local applicants are preferred, but all applications will be considered.  Wages are competitive.  Contract is for approximately 18 weeks, running from 5/9/16-9/11/16.

Assistant Technical Director/Master Carpenter
This position will assist the Technical Director in coordinating and leading the install, run, and removal of each of the four shows in our 2016 summer season, along with coordinating technical support for our Summer Children’s Series.  They will also be assisting the Technical Director with maintaining our stage, shop, and storage facilities.
Candidates should have experience and skills in the following areas:  set construction, welding, theatrical rigging and fly systems (particularly hemp & sandbag systems), shop management, run crew management, and safe theatre practices.  All candidates should be dedicated to maintaining a safe, positive, productive, collaborative, and friendly work environment.
Local applicants are preferred, but all applications will be considered.  Wages are competitive.  Contract is for approximately 15 weeks, running from 5/9/16-8/21/16.

Master Electrician
This position will be responsible for coordinating and leading the install, run, and removal of all lighting elements for each of the four shows in our 2016 summer season, along with providing lighting support for our Summer Children’s Series.  They will work with the Lighting Designer to select, order, receive, and install the lighting package for the season, including supplemental packages for each show.  They will also be responsible for the maintenance of the lighting package throughout the season.
Candidates should have experience and skills in the following areas:  theatrical lighting systems, lighting board operation, spotlight operation, lighting fixture maintenance, theatrical rigging and fly systems (particularly hemp & sandbag systems), budget management, safe theatre practices, safe electrical practices.  All candidates should be dedicated to maintaining a safe, positive, productive, collaborative, and friendly work environment.
Local applicants are preferred, but all applications will be considered.  Wages are competitive.  Contract is for approximately 18 weeks, running from 5/9/16-9/11/16.

Assistant Master Electrician
This position will assist the Master Electrician with coordinating and leading the install, run, and removal of all lighting elements for each of the four shows in our 2016 summer season, along with providing lighting support for our Summer Children’s Series.  They will assist with receiving, and installing the lighting package for the season, including supplemental packages for each show.  They will also assist with the maintenance of the lighting package throughout the season.
Candidates should have experience and skills in the following areas:  theatrical lighting systems, spotlight operation, lighting fixture maintenance, budget management, safe theatre practices, safe electrical practices.  All candidates should be dedicated to maintaining a safe, positive, productive, collaborative, and friendly work environment.
Local applicants are preferred, but all applications will be considered.  Wages are competitive.  Contract is for approximately 17 weeks, running from 5/16/16-9/11/16.

Props Master
This position will be responsible for coordinating the acquisition and construction of all props for each of the four shows in our 2016 summer season.  They will work with Stage Management to provide and transport appropriate rehearsal props.  They will also be responsible for the management and maintenance of the props during each run.
Candidates should have experience and skills in the following areas:  prop construction and/or acquisition, prop shop management, props show run logistics, safe theatre practices, budget management.  All candidates should be dedicated to maintaining a safe, positive, productive, collaborative, and friendly work environment.
Local applicants are preferred, but all applications will be considered.  Wages are competitive.  Contract is for approximately 14 weeks, running from 5/16/16-8/21/16.

Props Artisan/Carpenter
This position will assist the Props Master in the construction of props for each of the four shows in our 2016 summer season.  They will work with Stage Management to provide and transport appropriate rehearsal props.  They will also be responsible for the management and maintenance of the props during each run.
Candidates should have experience and skills in the following areas:  prop construction, props show run logistics, safe theatre practices.  All candidates should be dedicated to maintaining a safe, positive, productive, collaborative, and friendly work environment.
Local applicants are preferred, but all applications will be considered.  Wages are competitive.  Contract is for approximately 16 weeks, running from 5/16/16-9/4/16.

Apprentices
We are looking for one apprentice each for the following departments:  Carpentry, Props, Sound, Wardrobe, and Stage Management.  Apprentices will assist in all aspects of production, with primary focus on the specific discipline they were hired for.  Responsibilities will include shop time, show calls, load ins, and load outs for each of the four shows in our 2016 summer season, along with providing show run support for our Summer Children’s Series.
Candidates should have some experience and familiarity with the department they wish to apply for, including some show run experience at either the high school, community, or collegiate level.  All candidates should be dedicated to maintaining a safe, positive, productive, collaborative, and friendly work environment.
Applicants should be 18+ years of age.  Local applicants are preferred, but all applications will be considered.  Weekly stipend is provided.  Contract is for approximately 16 weeks (18 for Carpentry).  Start and end dates vary by department.

 

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Indigenous Fine Art Market, IFAM EAST May 20th -22, 2016 Pequot Museum Mashantucket, CT

January 29th, 2016

IFAM-East is a partnership between the Indigenous Fine Art Movement, Pequot Museum and Northeast
Indigenous Arts Alliance. This is a juried art show and all applicants to IFAM-East will get entered into
the jury process for our flagship show in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Jurying begins with the completion of
this application. These instructions will help you get through this process.

Please include a $25.00 nonrefundable application fee or you can call-in (505-819-3695) or visit our website (www.indigefam.org) to pay your application fee. Applications must be postmarked by February 5, 2016.

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National Book Foundation Seeks Nominations for Innovations in Reading Prize

January 29th, 2016

Each year, the National Book Foundation recognizes individuals and institutions that have developed innovative means of sparking and sustaining a lifelong love of reading. In addition to promoting the best of American literature through the National Book Awards, the foundation seeks to expand the audience for literature in America.

Through the Innovations in Reading Prize, individuals and institutions that use particularly innovative methods to generate excitement and a passionate engagement with books and literature will be rewarded for their creativity and leadership.

The foundation is seeking applications from individuals and institutions that demonstrate a commitment to literature and the promotion of reading for its own sake. Key criteria include creativity, risk-taking, and a visionary quality, as well as a novel way of presenting books and literature. Priority will be given to applications from individuals and institutions that have developed an interdisciplinary approach and/or incorporate innovative thinking in design, technology, social change, social entrepreneurship, or other fields. Candidates may enter themselves for consideration or be nominated by others.

The winner will receive $10,000 and be featured prominently on the foundation’s website and in other digital publicity.

Any citizen of the U.S. and American institution is eligible for the prize.

See the National Book Foundation website for complete program guidelines, nomination instructions, and information about past winners.

 

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LLMA Seeks Submissions for Library Public Relations Award

January 29th, 2016

The Library Leadership and Management Association, a division of the American Library Association, in partnership with the H.W. Wilson Foundation and EBSCO Information Services, is accepting submissions for the John Cotton Dana Award, an annual program that honors outstanding library public relations initiatives. The award is named for John Cotton Dana, a librarian who is considered to be the father of the modern library.

Established in 1946, the award program honors strategic communications campaigns from all sizes and types of libraries, including rebranding efforts, awareness campaigns, and community partnerships.

Libraries are encouraged to submit samples of their processes, research, media releases, media coverage, and other results received, as well as evaluation of the results demonstrating the scope and effectiveness of the campaign.

Eight $10,000 awards are granted each year.

Entries may be submitted by any library, library friends group, consulting agency, or service provider, excluding libraries represented by prize committee members.

See the John Cotton Dana Award website for winning entries from previous years, as well as complete program guidelines and submission instructions.

 

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Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts Invites Applications

January 29th, 2016

Founded in 1956, the Chicago-based Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts provides project-based grants to individuals and organizations and produces public programs designed to foster the development and exchange of diverse and challenging ideas about architecture and its role in the arts, culture, and society.

With the goal of promoting dialogue, raising awareness, and developing new and broader audiences, the foundation is inviting applications from nonprofit organizations working to provide programs about architecture and the designed environment. Grants are intended to support nonprofits willing to take risks in programming and create opportunities for experimentation, as well as to help them recognize the role they play in providing individuals with a public forum in which to present their work. Projects will be judged on their originality, potential for impact, and feasibility. The foundation is most interested in opportunities that enable it to provide critical support at key points in the development of a project.

To be eligible, applicants must be a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization. Under some circumstances, the foundation will make grants to other entities where there is clear evidence that the public interest will be served — for example in the case of a publisher or an emerging organization that does not yet have tax-exempt status.

For complete program guidelines and application instructions, see the Graham Foundation website.

 

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Now Hiring: Michigan Latino Arts – Program Associate, NALAC

January 28th, 2016

Investing in the Michigan Latino Arts Community
With support from the Kellogg Foundation, the National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures (NALAC) is making strategic investments in Michigan to bolster leadership development, grow networks and partnerships locally, regionally and nationally and provide financial resources for artists and organizations involved in effecting change through arts and culture. Please view and share the job opportunities below to work with NALAC on this exciting initiative.

Now Hiring: Michigan Latino Arts – Program Associate, NALAC
DEADLINE TO APPLY: Open until filled.
Apply today. http://www.nalac.org/opportunities/jobs-available/1672-nalac-michigan-latino-arts-research-associate

NALAC is currently recruiting an experienced Program Associate to manage and produce a multi-faceted capacity building initiative throughout the state of Michigan. The Associate will work alongside NALAC’s Director of Programs, Research Associate and other NALAC staff to co-design, implement and assess tools and events that meet the needs of the Michigan Latina/o arts and culture communities, including organizational and career development, policy and advocacy, design/implementation, and community organizing. In this position the Program Associate will support research, convening, events, coordination and handle other corresponding administrative responsibilities. Review the job posting and apply.

Now Hiring: Michigan Latino Arts – Research Associate, NALAC
DEADLINE TO APPLY: Open until filled. Apply today.

NALAC is currently recruiting an experienced Research Associate to identify the existing ecosystem of Latina/o arts communities and efforts throughout the State of Michigan, conduct asset mapping, and consequently expand the Latina/o voice in the region. The Researcher will prepare surveys, conduct interviews, create data visualizations and conduct analyses. The data is meant to serve as a tool for research, advocacy, and policymaking. This person will work as an advisor to NALAC in assessing regional needs and understanding policies that impact Latina/os in Michigan. The Associate will work alongside NALAC’s Director of Programs, Michigan Program Associate and other NALAC staff. Review the job posting and apply.

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Rhode Island School of Design Seeks Training and Communications Specialist

January 28th, 2016

Full TimePermanent
Human Resources is advancing the College’s mission through attracting, developing, rewarding, and retaining RISD’s engaged, high performing, diverse, and inclusive workforce.
Summary of responsibilities:
The Training and Communications Specialist in the Human Resources Department actively engages with talented and diverse members of the RISD community through written communications including the HR newsletter, web site, and information about training, benefits, and other related materials. In addition, the successful candidate is responsible for:
The messaging for all written communications coming from the HR Department, including the HR newsletter, web site, and information about training, benefits, and other related materials.
Researching various topics and interview subject matter experts as necessary to write and edit clear and timely communication materials through multiple vehicles.
Either directly or through consultants and vendors, responsible for the efficient and effective delivery of human resources training programs, orientations, workshops, and events that meet the short and long term developmental and informational needs of the RISD community.
Ensuring that all communications within human resources has a consistent voice.
Managing training logistics; design and disseminate training materials; and gather, distill and incorporate training evaluation feedback into program enhancements or changes.
Qualifications:
Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, English, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Two to three years’ experience in communications or human resources training.
Demonstrated knowledge of different training methods.
Proven ability to interact with members of the community representing diverse backgrounds and interests.
Excellent oral and written communication skills, good interpersonal and organizational skills, and ability to be agile and flexible in order to accommodate and conduct training sessions.
Demonstrated good judgment, discretion, awareness of and sensitivity to the interests and concerns of diverse populations.
Strong editing skills, presentation skills, and attention to detail.
Ability to handle and address sensitive, personal situations with confidentiality, decorum, and protocol.
Excellent computer skills and proven ability to use web based tools, such as Word Press, Photoshop, InDesign, MailChimp, and more.
Advanced working knowledge of Google Mail preferred.
To learn more and to apply on-line, please visit: careers.risd.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=51290

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The Lippitt House Museum seeks volunteer docents

January 27th, 2016

The Lippitt House Museum in Providence, RI seeks volunteer docents to conduct tours and facilitate hands-on activities as well as assist with lectures, performances, and other events.  The successful candidates will possess a willingness to experiment with different teaching techniques, an ability to connect with audiences of all kinds, and a passion for history and decorative arts. Excellent oral communication skills are a requirement.  Teaching experience is recommended, and art-making skills and craft knowledge are a plus.

Candidates will be asked to commit to volunteering approximately once a week (primarily on Fridays and Saturdays) as well as during scheduled events, totaling 6 to 8 hours a week. In addition, there will be an initial orientation and then occasional professional developments on pedagogical strategies and relevant historical topics. Please send a cover letter and resume to Jackie Delamatre, Curator of Education, at jdelamatre@preserveri.org.

Responsibilities:

  • Commit to volunteer from March through December 2016
  • Conduct tours of the Lippitt House two Fridays a month
  • Conduct tours and facilitate hands-on activities two Saturdays a month
  • Assist with scheduled events, such as lectures and concerts
  • Attend initial orientation as well as occasional professional developments
  • Research and prepare thoroughly for tours and other programs

 

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Apply to be a Gallery Night Guide

January 25th, 2016

Wanted-Talented Speakers, Engaging personalities!

 

Tour the city and educate people on the arts in Providence!

Candidates must be: Friendly, well spoken, out-going, interested

in the arts.

Hours are 5pm-9pm on the third the Thursday of the month from March –Nov.

Pay is $50 per Gallery Night

 

Please send resume and letter to Gallery Night Providence, Atten: Ida   PO Box 603024  Providence RI 02906 or email idahs@cox.net

For more information about Gallery Night visit:www,gallerynight.info

 

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FirstWorks presents two weeks of dance workshops and talks with Urban Bush Women

January 25th, 2016

ART ACTIVATING COMMUNITY
JOIN US FOR MANY FREE RESIDENCY EVENTS AND EXTRAORDINARY TICKETED PERFORMANCES IN FEBRUARY!

For three decades, Urban Bush Women’s powerful moves have shaken theaters and inspired communities celebrating the culture of the African diaspora. As part of a five-month residency project with FirstWorks, Urban Bush Women will return to Providence for two jam-packed weeks of dance workshops and talks leading up to their Artistic Icons Series performance of Walking with ‘Trane at The Vets Feb. 27. Read on for schedule highlights and visit FIRST-WORKS.ORG for tickets and info.


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Jim Henson Foundation Invites Grant Applications for Puppet Theater

January 22nd, 2016

The Jim Henson Foundation awards grants each year for the creation and development of innovative works of puppet theater.

1) Production grants of $7,000 are awarded for the production of new works ready to be presented in 2017. Workshop Grants of $3,000 are for the development and workshopping of these pieces. Workshop grants and Production grants can be combined over a two-year period for the greatest benefit to the piece. However, a Production grant does not need to be proceeded by a Workshop grant, and a Workshop grant in no way ensures a future Production grant.

2) Family Grants of $4,000 fund the development of new and innovative work specifically for children, families, and teenagers.

Grants are made only for the development of new works of live puppet theater. The foundation does not award funds for the presentation or remounting of existing work. Grants cannot be applied retroactively; substantial portions of a proposed project must take place after the funds are awarded.

To be eligible, applicants must be considered tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Applications for international collaborations are accepted, but the primary artist and fiscal sponsor must be American. Projects that will only take place outside the Unites States are not eligible for funding.

Letters of Intent must be received no later than March 14, 2016. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal by September 12, 2016.

See the Henson Foundation for complete program guidelines and application instructions.

 

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Rhode Island School of Design Seeks Temporary Sales Clerk – RISD 3D Store

January 22nd, 2016

Full Time
Temporary

Job Description
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SUMMARY

The RISD 3D Store seeks temporary sales clerks to provide assistance during the start of the spring, summer and fall sessions. The duration of assignments is typically 4 to 7 weeks and the typical work week consists of a schedule of 35 hours per week. Interested applicants must be willing to work a flexible schedule with weekends preferred.

The temporary sales clerk will provide quality customer service by waiting on customers and answering product related questions in a courteous, helpful, and knowledgeable manner. Perform detailed work in an accurate manner by using a cash register to ring up sales, receive payment and make change.

S/he will stock work areas with merchandise, as necessary, by retrieving stock from the store room. Apply labels and price tags on merchandise and shelving units. Clean shelves, counters, tables and work areas. Unload and receive merchandise from truckers, central mail room and UPS. Unpack and verify the shipment contents.
Store Hours:      Monday through Friday 9 am – 7 pm
Saturday & Sunday 12 pm – 5 pm

QUALIFICATIONS

High School diploma or equivalent experience and education

Basic math skills

Prior retail clerk/cashier experience

Experience with the application of hardware

Experience with sculptural art materials strongly preferred

Required background screening for selected candidate
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The ideal candidate will be friendly, enthusiastic, conscientious, helpful, and knowledgeable about art materials or hardware. S/he should also enjoy dealing with the public and demonstrate good communication skills.

How to Apply
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www.risd.edu/jobs

RISD recognizes diversity and inclusivity as fundamental to its learning community and integral to an art and design education.  We welcome candidates whose experience has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. RISD is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, or any other protected characteristic as established by law.

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