Assistant to the Director
Assist the director by providing administrative support. Coordinate and arrange all logistics; prepare board materials, transcribe and distribute minutes, monitor tasks and adherence to bylaws and policies; coordinate work performed in conjunction with all areas of the organization; communicate with staff, donors, members of the community, artists, and performers.
Candidates must have executive-level support; non-profit experience a plus. Skills required include ability to prioritize and manage time; excellent command of grammar and writing; confident and articulate phone manner; self-direction, good judgment, and careful attention to work; strong organization skills, ability to work well under deadlines, and a proficiency with Microsoft Office. Interest in art and culture desired. Sense of humor a must.
How to Apply
Electronic applications preferred. Email a cover letter and resume with “Executive Assistant” in the subject line to the attention of Tora Buttaro at firstname.lastname@example.org, or mail to her attention at Real Art Ways, 56 Arbor Street, Hartford, CT 06106. No phone calls, please.
Develop and implement communications for all aspects of the organization. Key responsibilities include:
-Managing the organization’s digital media, including the Real Art Ways website, a weekly email newsletter, and social networking accounts.
-Writing and producing a print calendar and member newsletter.
-Creating promotional materials.
-Maintaining and utilizing archives of media coverage and programming.
-Developing relationships with media personnel.
-Writing and distributing press releases and public service announcements.
-Developing and maintaining relations with key community members.
-Maintaining contact databases.
-Generating and implementing creative marketing and outreach strategies.
Qualified candidates must have:
-At least 3 years professional experience in marketing, communications, and/or media production (video, journalism, design, etc.).
-Strong writing ability and the ability to write well, quickly.
-Familiarity with the Mac operating system; understanding of HTML and CSS; proficiency with Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe graphic design software (Photoshop, InDesign), knowledge of Illustrator; ease with Microsoft Office Suite and FileMaker.
-A skillful and confident phone manner and an organized and detail-oriented work style.
-Some media creation experience. For example: video/audio editing, graphic design, website design, and/or photography.
-An existing presence on and familiarity with some social networking sites, especially Facebook and Twitter.
-Interest in contemporary art and expression and care for community.
How to Apply
Electronic applications preferred. Email a cover letter and resume with “Communications Coordinator” in the subject line to email@example.com, or mail to: Communications Coordinator, Real Art Ways, 56 Arbor Street, Hartford, CT 06106. No phone calls please.
Part-time (approximately 15-20 hours/week)
Acknowledges donations and works with other staff members on member/donor solicitation campaigns. Organizes periodic events for members. Reports to and coordinates with Development Manager to identify and research potential donors, and update members’ contact information and interests in database. Writes and coordinates member newsletter. Develops and maintains communication with members and trustees.
Responsible for all aspects of membership, including:
-acknowledgement letters & membership cards
-mailings to new members
Qualified candidates must have 3+ years of professional experience, be well organized, and pay close attention to details. Ease with technology, facility with database systems (Filemaker experience a plus), and proficiency with MS Office desired. This is a position that truly suits people who are meticulous and enjoy doing detailed tasks.
How to Apply
Electronic applications preferred. Email a cover letter and resume with “Membership Coordinator” in the subject line to Meghan Maguire Dahn at firstname.lastname@example.org, or mail materials to her attention at Real Art Ways, 56 Arbor Street, Hartford, CT 06106. No phone calls, please.
Part-time (approximately 20 hours/week, six-month duration)
As a fundamental component of Real Art Ways’ 35th anniversary, we will be producing a multimedia publication with essays, archival images, and video footage. Ultimately, the publication will feature new work (primarily essays on the topics that are fundamental to who we are and where we came from) alongside gems from our past. We will hire a part-time, temporary archivist to assist us with this project.
Real Art Ways is an alternative art center and, as such, does not have the kind of archive that an academic institution or more conventional museum might. Therefore, we are looking for someone who will be up to the challenge of mining our ad hoc archive and finding significant pieces to highlight during the year.
The Project Archivist will work with the director and communications staff to select archival elements from Real Art Ways’ past to highlight in our 35th Anniversary publication, on our website, and in our events throughout the year.
The Project Archivist will be responsible for selecting pieces from Real Art Ways’ archive for conversion to digital media and ensuring that the physical artifacts are well cared for. There will be an opportunity to write posts about pieces of Real Art Ways’ past, which could be incorporated into our website, into panel discussions to take place during the 35th year, and in the publication itself.
Due to funding stipulation, applicants must be residents of Hartford. We will consider applicants who have completed or are working toward an MLS from an ALA accredited library school, or those applicants who have sufficient professional experience working in archives.
Applicants must be proficient with image editing software; have a demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; possess exceptional organizational skills, accuracy, and attention to detail. Knowledge of basic preservation standards for archival materials is important.
The applicant’s ability to work independently and collaboratively is vital. Applicants must be able to work quickly and efficiently and have the ability to thrive and prioritize in a fast-paced environment. Applicants should have an interest in contemporary art and a curiosity to learn more.
How to Apply
Electronic applications preferred. Email a cover letter and resume and “Project Archivist” in the subject line to the attention of Meghan Maguire Dahn at email@example.com, or mail materials to her attention at Real Art Ways, 56 Arbor Street, Hartford, CT 06106. No phone calls, please.