Vice President for Performing and Visual Arts – Chautauqua Institution

CHAUTAUQUA INSTITUTION (the Institution) seeks a broad thinker who possesses an inquisitive spirit and a demonstrated talent as a superb cultural manager to serve as its next Vice President for Performing and Visual Arts. As a critical member of the Institution’s senior management team, the Vice President for Performing and Visual Arts is the direct link to the artistic leaders of the Institution’s multi-disciplinary offerings, ensuring that the tactics for delivering all programming align directly with the expansive vision and values that inform all organizational plans and activities.

The Vice President for Performing and Visual Arts will come to each encounter with staff and leadership ready to creatively anticipate and address challenges before they rise to the level of problems and ensure that the full spectrum of the Institution’s cultural life is managed with grace, equity, and a celebration of intersectionality. The ideal candidate will be a person who gains great satisfaction from being an agent of implementation and nurturing and building strong teams, someone who can take the broadest and most engaging ideas and visions and turn them into highly evolved plans that further and strengthen the Institution’s bold ideals around serving as a convening place for social, political, cultural, and spiritual exploration and enrichment.

Chautauqua Institution has engaged Management Consultants for the Arts to lead the search for their Vice President for Performing and Visual Arts, and interested candidates may apply for this position by visiting this link:

Compensation Amount

The salary range starts at $130,000 annually and includes a competitive benefit package relative to a nonprofit cultural institution of its size and significance. The organization hopes to make a hiring decision by the end of 2021 or beginning of 2022, with the selected candidate assuming the Vice President for Performing and Visual Arts role shortly thereafter.


Ravinia®, North America’s oldest and most musically diverse music festival, presents over 140 different events throughout the summer. These concerts range from Yo-Yo Ma to John Legend to the annual summer residency of the nation’s finest orchestra, The Chicago Symphony. Ravinia’s Reach Teach Play programs serve over 75,000 adults and children throughout Chicagoland and are designed to educate, foster diverse audience involvement, and provide the population with equitable access to live music experiences in their communities and at Ravinia. Since 1988, the Ravinia Steans Music Institute trains the next generation of strings, piano, vocal and jazz musicians to successful professional careers.

Located north of Chicago in Highland Park, the 36-acre park is nestled in a gently wooded area that makes it an enchanting place to experience music. The family atmosphere encourages guests to bring their own picnics or eat at one of the park restaurants. Ravinia employs approximately 60 full time people year-round and approximately 400 seasonal staff. The culture at the Ravinia Festival emphasizes collaboration, community and a sense of family that includes board, staff, volunteer organizations and attendees. Ravinia’s annual budget is $50 million.

Ravinia Festival’s Vision

We believe in the power of shared, live music experiences to inspire ourselves and the world.Ravinia’s principal goals are:

To present performances of a full range of classical music in its open-air Pavilion and enclosed recital halls, by the world’s greatest composers and musicians, along with a variety of other kinds of light classical, jazz and popular music;To maintain a beautiful park that is welcoming to all and attractive to families in which the music experience is enhanced by a beautiful environment and excellent dining opportunities;To enable gifted young performers to study under great teachers and perform in concert settings; anddevelop broader and more diverse audiences for classical music through education and community engagement programs and by maintaining affordable ticket prices.

POSITION SUMMARY – Director of Ravinia Steans Music Institute

The Director reports to the President and CEO of the Ravinia Festival Association and is responsible for setting the strategic vision for and executing the four unique and distinct artist development programs of the Ravinia Steans Music Institute. (RSMI). We seek candidates who have demonstrated, effective leadership skills working with a diverse range of perspectives. Key responsibilities include:

Promotes the mission of Ravinia and the commitment to providing an artistic oasis that enables gifted young professional performers to grow.Collaborates with program directors of the Bridges (genre mixing composition), Jazz, Piano and Strings, and Singers programs on all aspects of summer planning.Oversees the operations of RSMI and its four unique summer programs.Manages the Institute’s $1.7 million dollar budget; overseeing recruitment and admissions processes for the Institute’s summer programs.Works closely with Ravinia’s Development and Communications departments on fundraising and marketing initiatives.

The Director also collaborates with Ravinia’s President and CEO, the program directors, and Board leadership on strategic vision and future direction of RSMI, long-range planning, and maximizing the use of the Harza Building, including the 350-seat purpose-built Bennett Gordon Hall and six off-site artist residences. The selected candidate will serve on Ravinia’s Leadership Team, voicing the unique needs and ever-changing landscape of young professional artist programs. Candidates need to show a history of leadership in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) efforts. The director will have a role with DEI within RSMI and the Festival wide initiatives.

Administrative Responsibilities:

Oversees the entire operation of RSMI during the summer season, working closely with the RSMI Operations Manager and summer staff daily, typically 6-7 days a week in-season (May – early September).In collaboration with the program directors, contracts faculty and staff pianists, guest artists, commissioned artists, composers, and master class technicians.Supervises and executes the recruitment and admissions process, including proctoring in-person auditions, setting up online applications, and admitting applicants.Manages the Instrument Bank; a lending program for high-value musical instruments to alumni of RSMIDevelops and manages the RSMI annual budget, endowment, and capital funds.Organizes and disseminates repertoire and manages the RSMI music library, RSMI Archives and recordings.Supervises summer staff and contractors; serves as a resource and confidant for the Operations Manager.Serves as a member of Ravinia’s leadership team, presenting the needs and priorities of RSMI to the rest of the festival

Concert Production and Tours:

Creates the annual schedule of concerts and master classes in collaboration with the Ravinia Artistic team.Ensures professional and organized production of 20-25 concerts and master classes per season.Oversees backstage staff, guest services, and stage management; interacts with musicians and guest artists, donors, and audiences.Produces the annual alumni performance tours, including booking performances, contracting performers, and running tour travel and logistics.Produces off-season performances, including at board meetings, the Women’s Board Cruise, off-season concerts, and off-site concerts.

Communications and External Relations:

In collaboration with Ravinia colleagues especially the Communications team, works to raise the profile of RSMI to Ravinia board members and donors, to the general public in the Chicago area, and to national and international classical and jazz music communities.In collaboration with Ravinia’s Communications department, provides content for Ravinia’s website, newsletters, and social media.Tracks and publicizes the activities of alumni, remaining current with professional achievements, chair appointments, and professional careers.Engages the RSMI Committee, other board members, other donors, Ravinia staff, and audience in the activities of RSMI while creating an atmosphere of efficiency and transparency.Develops partnerships with colleague organizations and community partners to widen the name and recognition of RSMI to audiences.Assists in the solicitation of donations and stewarding of donors.

Other activities may include providing mentorship and guidance to staff, engagement with trustees and board committees, collaboration with Marketing and Development departments for long-term strategy and content-creation as it relates to the public-facing representation of the Steans Music Institute, and special projects as needed.


Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of five years of experience in performing arts management with a deep love of music and musicians.Knowledge of and interest in the musical styles and repertoire studied at RSMI, including jazz, chamber music, and song.Experience with the nurturing the growth and development of young professional musiciansUnderstanding of the business side of the music and how to assist emerging artists in navigating that world beyond the traditional opportunities.Excellent written and oral communication skills including public-speaking and presentation skills.Strong interpersonal and leadership skills and the ability to manage nuanced relationships with a variety of constituencies, including both junior and senior staff, faculty, fellows, board members, and donors.A track record as a collaborative leader who excels in managing multiple projects and is comfortable working in a fast-paced and non-traditional work environment.Versatile in working in different technology environments. Adept with Google Suite technologies.Superior knowledge of multiple operational functions and principles, including finance, risk management, and data management.Belief that an empathetic approach to all interactions can help organizations and teams be more effective, and individual team members more confident and positive.Consummate diplomat and problem solver with a steady hand.Positive personality, can-do attitude, a sense of humor, and authentic kindness.Experienced fund raiser with and understanding of donor cultivation and stewardship.Deep commitment to the mission of Ravinia and especially a commitment to provide an artistic oasis that enables gifted young professional performers to study and grow.History of effectively working in a fast-paced and intense service-oriented environment that requires frequent evening and weekend work during the summer and occasionally during the off-seasonAbility to travel occasionally as required (tours, auditions, conferences).

As an equal opportunity employer, Ravinia strongly believes that diversity of backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives is essential to our success, and we strive to create and sustain an equitable and inclusive environment for all our employees. Ravinia does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status under federal, state, or local law. We encourage individuals of all identities and abilities to apply.

The Ravinia Festival has retained HC Smith Ltd to conduct this search. All interested candidates are asked to contact Rebecca R. Smith, Principal at the following email address:

All inquiries and discussions will be considered strictly confidential.

University of the Arts seeks two Deans

Dean, School of Art

Dean, School of Film

The University of the Arts is accepting applications and nominations for two crucial dean roles—Dean, School of Art and Dean, School of Film. Deans serve as the chief academic, creative and administrative officer of their respective schools, and join the council of deans comprised of the heads of the university’s six schools in art, dance, design, film, music and theater; the division of graduate and professional studies; and the director of Critical Studies, the university’s general education unit. This interdisciplinary context for the study and advancement of creativity is a critical part of the fabric of UArts and the success of our students. Located in the heart of Philadelphia – a thriving and proudly independent arts community, the University is inclusive of diverse ideas, perspectives and people.

University of the Arts’ mission is simple: to advance human creativity. Established in 1876, UArts believes creativity is the most essential skill for success in today’s society and has educated generations of groundbreaking artists, performers, designers and creative leaders for more than 141 years. After being granted university status in 1987, University of the Arts became the largest institution of its kind in the nation and now offers 30 undergraduate arts majors, 15 graduate programs and the nation’s first PhD program in Creativity. UArts is also home to innovative centers across disciplines, including the Center for Immersive Media, Lightbox Film Center, Philadelphia Art Alliance and Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery.

With an enrollment of nearly 200, the School of Art currently comprises undergraduate study in Fine Arts; Photography; Craft + Material Studies; and Creative Writing. Related graduate programs include a Master of Arts in Teaching in Visual Arts (a five year, BFA + MAT track and standalone MAT program) and an MFA in Book Arts + Printmaking. The 60 plus faculty and staff of the School of Art comprise working artists from Philadelphia and the region, committed to preparing tomorrow’s artists to lead creative lives. For a more detailed description of the position, please see: School of Art Position Profile

The School of Film, enrolling approximately 250 students, currently comprises undergraduate BFA study in Animation (2D, 3D and stop-motion/experimental), Game Art, Film (narrative, documentary, experimental), Film and Animation (a hybrid major that allows students to explore both disciplines), Film Design (focused on the creative areas of art direction, and production, costume, set, lighting and sound design), and Screenwriting. For more information on the role: School of Film Position Profile

We particularly encourage applications from those who identify as members of groups which have been historically underrepresented within higher education institutions.

Please send all nominations, inquiries, and applications, in confidence, to:

Susan VanGilder, Managing Director

Holly Jackson, Managing Associate

Storbeck Search



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Roundabout Theatre Company – Director of Human Resources


Founded in 1965 and based in New York City, Roundabout Theatre Company (Roundabout) has grown to become one of the country’s largest nonprofit theatrical institutions. Roundabout operates three venues on Broadway— American Airlines Theatre, Stephen Sondheim Theatre, and the historic Studio 54—and two venues off-Broadway—Laura Pels Theatre and Roundabout Underground Black Box Theatre, which are housed in the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre.

With a mission to celebrate the power of theatre by spotlighting classics from the past, cultivating new works of the present, and educating minds for the future, Roundabout presents a wide variety of familiar and lesser-known productions, including musicals, revivals of classic plays, and cutting-edge new works. The organization is highly respected for its innovative and high-quality productions and has received numerous awards in its 56-year history, including 38 Tony Awards, 73 Outer Critics Circle Awards, 14 Obie Awards, 5 Olivier Awards, and 14 AUDELCO Awards, which are awarded annually to recognize and honor excellence in Black Theatre.

Addressing social justice is a key cornerstone of Roundabout’s values. The organization announced a five-year strategic plan in September 2021 with the intention of addressing equity, diversity, inclusion, and anti-racism (EDI/AR) in its work, workplaces, and community to create a theatre company that is more equitable and inclusive. This strategic plan lists a series of EDI/AR targets to be achieved within the next five years, which include growing the percentage of racial representation in the stories it presents, creative teams it hires, staff in its offices, audiences it welcomes, and board leadership it appoints.

Roundabout has received national recognition for its educational programs. The organization has established numerous longstanding partnerships with schools throughout the five boroughs of New York City, creating customized residencies, free afterschool programs, and on-site experiences for students. The Roundabout Youth Ensemble is a program for New York City public high school students that uses Roundabout’s production model to explore the theatrical production process.

Roundabout is committed to removing all physical, cultural, or financial barriers to make theatre accessible and affordable to all people regardless of their background. The organization has introduced several special ticket programs and audience development initiatives that allow people to see productions at significantly reduced prices. These include Access Roundabout, which allocates more than 42,000 affordable tickets to theatregoers annually; Hiptix, which provides $30 tickets to all shows for theatregoers ages 18 to 40; Hiptix High, which provides $10 tickets to all shows for high school students ages 14 to 18; Access 10, which offers a limited quantity of $10 tickets for preview performances; and Blue Star Families, where United States military families and veterans receive a 40 percent discount on tickets.

Engaging deeply with audiences and communities is central to Roundabout’s mission. Theatre Plus is a series of innovative programs that enhances the theatre-going experience for audience members. It includes talks led by teaching artists, casts, and crews. To deepen audience engagement, Roundabout hosts 20-minute post-performance conversations between audience members to share their thoughts and engage in lively discussions.

Roundabout is governed by a 45-member board of trustees, co-led by Thomas E. Tuft and Katheryn Patterson Kempner. Artistic Director and CEO Todd Haimes leads a staff of 175 people. Due to the pandemic, Roundabout’s theatre venues and operations were shut down on March 12, 2020. The last full season of operations was the fiscal year ended August 31, 2019. For the 2019 fiscal year, Roundabout reported total revenue of $64.9 million, with $39.3 million from program services. Total expenses were $67.8 million. As comparison, for the fiscal year ended August 31, 2020, Roundabout reported total revenue of $37 million, with $18.5 million from program services and total expenses of $49.1 million.

Position Summary

The new Director of Human Resources will join Roundabout at the intersection of reengagement and reinvention of culture. Reporting to both the Chief Administrative Officer and Director of Finance, they will serve as a member of Roundabout’s senior leadership team and manage the Human Resources Associate and Human Resources Apprentice. Establishing and implementing human resources policies to attract and retain a diverse and high-performing workforce, the Director of Human Resources will lead the employee life cycle beginning with the recruitment and onboarding of new employees. This individual will also manage performance reviews and oversee all employee relations. They will support professional development and collaborate with other staff, departments, and functions to ensure an inclusive workplace and to help transform Roundabout by inspiring broader perspectives.

Role and Responsibilities

Human Resources Management

Ensure compliance with EEO-1 submissions, Form 5500 filing, Affordable Care Act reporting, and other required reports.Assess, monitor, and endeavor to help shape the culture to ensure inclusivity for staff, contractors, and vendors.Partner with the Finance Department and insurance brokers to negotiate benefits offerings and facilitate annual open enrollment.Evaluate and modify work flows and processes to maximize human, financial, and technical efficiency.Maintain the Employee Handbook and guarantee that it is distributed to all employees and available through several modes of communication.Serve as custodian of personnel files in accordance with established policies and procedures to include all organizational, state, and federally required forms.Demonstrate respect and appreciation for the dimensions of diversity and promote the principles of inclusion.Partner with staff to resolve complex employee relations issues, deferring to legal counsel as necessary.Lead salary and benefits benchmarking projects.

Employee Relations and Professional Development

Foster an environment that ensures Roundabout is increasingly inclusive and diverse across all positions, levels, teams, and ways of work.Lead and instigate work with the EDI/AR Transformation Team (an internal cross-departmental team of staff) to further EDI/AR efforts and alliances.Promote staff engagement and participation through activities and programs, including coordinating staff committees, affinity spaces, and all staff meetings.Develop effective employee relations protocols and ensure information is distributed and available to all staff through a variety of communication modes.Cultivate an environment that encourages staff to utilize the Human Resources Department as an ally and safe space by maintaining confidences, visibility, honesty, and transparency.Provide guidance and coaching to employees, leadership, and supervisors to guarantee that staff are informed of avenues for support and reporting concerns.Address the needs of the staff and managers to initiate open communication, stimulate teamwork, uplift employee morale, and increase retention.Lead the development of an encouraging learning culture that values inclusion, growth, innovation, creative thinking, and artistic risk-taking.Coordinate management training in interviewing, hiring, performance management, safety, sexual harassment, inclusion, and diversity.Ensure the completion, documentation, and tracking of all compliance training.

Recruitment, Onboarding, and Performance Management

Implement inclusive recruitment strategies that utilize nontraditional sources and ensure diverse applicant pools are presented.Build trainings for hiring managers to ensure they have the technical skills to conduct unbiased interviews and record appropriate documentation.Design and execute a comprehensive orientation and onboarding program that introduces new employees to the mission, values, key policies, and protocols, helping them to feel a sense of belonging and aiding in increased rates of employee satisfaction and retention.Track the submission of all new hire orientation paperwork to ensure staff are onboarded effectively and consistently.Maintain knowledge of and be able to effectively communicate information regarding employee benefits programs, including payroll deductions; paid time off and other forms of leave; health, dental, vision, and supplemental insurances; COBRA, FMLA, USERRA, and COVID-19 legislation; and the retirement plan.Manage job descriptions in partnership with directors and managers to ensure they are up-to-date, effective, and consistent for all positions and incorporate racial equity competencies and responsibilities.Recommend, implement, and monitor a comprehensive performance evaluation process based on updated and effective position descriptions and an efficient, unbiased process that aligns with Roundabout’s equitable practices and goals.Provide consistent guidance and support in assessing and refining compensation practices to include unbiased salary structures, pay increases, and bonuses.

Traits and Characteristics

The Director of Human Resources will be an authentic, approachable, and trustworthy individual who is open to different perspectives and encourages new ideas and views. Understanding and flexible, they will gain the respect of all staff and artists by leading difficult conversations and handling sensitive issues with diplomacy, tact, and care. This individual will be a visible, collaborative, and nurturing leader who advocates for staff and seeks to create a culture at Roundabout that is equitable, inclusive, and safe for all.

Other key competencies include:

Diplomacy and Conflict Management – The ability to effectively and tactfully handle difficult or sensitive issues while understanding, addressing, and resolving conflict constructively.Appreciating and Understanding Others – The capacity to identify with and care about others, understanding their uniqueness and contributions.Employee Development and Coaching – The dexterity to facilitate, support, and contribute to the professional growth of others.Teamwork and Flexibility – The acumen to cooperate with others to meet objectives.


The successful candidate does not need to possess any specific educational credentials. Qualified candidates will demonstrate a track record of success in human resources, preferably in the performing arts or entertainment industry, and have experience managing staff. A deep commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and anti-racism is expected. Exceptional listening and communication skills are critical. Knowledge of employment and benefits rules and regulations, as well as New York City labor laws, is helpful.

Compensation and Benefits

Roundabout provides a competitive and equitable compensation package in the range of $120,000 to $150,000, with benefits that include paid time off and holidays; health insurance (medical, dental, vision, and prescription drugs); long-term disability and life insurances; and an employer contributed 401(k) retirement plan.

Applications and Inquiries

To submit a cover letter and resume with a summary of demonstrable accomplishments (electronic submissions preferred), please click here or visit For questions or general inquiries about this job opportunity, please contact:

Geoff Chang, Vice PresidentArts Consulting Group1040 First Avenue, Suite 352New York, NY 10022-2991Tel (888) 234.4236 Ext. 218Email

Roundabout Theatre Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer that strives to represent individuals from all walks of life in its workforce. Roundabout wants its employment community to be a representation of the diverse world we live in.

Associate Development/Database Management

Job Description

Development Associate/Database managerThis position reports to the Development Director/External Affairs Director

Duties and Responsibilitie

The Development Associate/Database manager is an integral member of the AKLB Team. The position is responsible for supporting the day-to-day functioning of the Development Department as well as helping to ensure the success of all special events.This position requires a high level of attention to detail combined with the ability to communicate and be flexible, take initiative, and work collaboratively.


Provide general administrative support of all development functionsAssist with identifying funding sources, including corporate and foundation grants; develop and compile background materials on potential private foundation, corporate funders and donorsSupport donor cultivation and maintain and update the donor database.Schedule donor appointmentsUpdate Monthly Development ReportAssist processes that ensure accurate and up-to-date gift processing, gift entry, records management, and donor acknowledgementsMaintain development calendarAssist with Financial Campaigns and/or Special InitiativesWork with staff to assist in all special events

Non-Physical Demands/Qualifications

2+ years with Salesforce and MailchimpAttention to detail criticalExcellent proofreading and editing skillsOutstanding communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skillsAble to coordinate a number of activities with multiple components requiring independent follow throughSelf-starter, self-disciplinedAbility to remain focused in the face of pressure, deliver against timelines, not intimidated by tasks/time limitationsExperience working in a team environmentMust be able to work flexible hours and attend performances and events when neededProficient Excel and Word skills essential

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Works & Process at the Guggenheim, Development Director

Works & Process, an independent 501(c)3, champions artistic process and produces an insightful performing-arts series at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum’s Frank Lloyd Wright-designed 273-seat Peter B. Lewis Theater. Works & Process programs introduce audiences to creative process blending performance highlights and artist discussions, prior to premiere. With partial support from a 2-year capacity building grant from The Booth Ferris Foundation and a long-time commitment from the Board of Directors to help fund this new position, Works & Process is seeking a dynamic and entrepreneurial full-time Development Director. This newly created position will report to the Producer and the Executive Director and collaborate closely with the Works & Process team to raise an estimated $1 million or more annually in contributed revenue from individuals, institutions, and though special events. The Development Director will have the ability to self-direct, take initiative, and work closely with the Works & Process team to sustain and implement all fundraising activity. The Development Director will be a key member of our small and collaborative staff.

Since 1984, Works & Process has presented over 500 productions spanning dance, theater, opera, and musicals, providing deeper insight into these genres through programs that blend performance and discussion with the creators. Most programs are followed by artist receptions where the audience and artists can continue the discussion. More information can be found at

Responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, Works & Process pioneered quarantined creative bubble residencies in the Hudson Valley, a model that became widely duplicated by the field, making it possible for artists to safely gather, create, and continue to work and perform. During the 2020-2021 season, the works created in the bubble residencies were sequenced into filmed and/or in-person performances at the Guggenheim Museum or with presenting partners including Harlem Stage, Lincoln Center, New Victory Theater and NY PopsUp. Recognizing the vulnerabilities artists face as we all emerge from the pandemic, Works & Process is evolving this new bubble residency model into Launch PAD “Process as Destination”, a region-wide network of residencies and presentation opportunities that encourage artists and audiences to embrace the artistic process as the destination. Launch PAD will consist of a series of made-to-measure paid artists residencies that respond specifically to artists’ needs and culminate in in-process presentations and discussions at offsite residency centers throughout the Hudson Valley and Long Island. Select works will also be curated for W&P premieres at the Guggenheim Museum.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

The Development Director will supervise a Program Associate who will lead data entry and gift acknowledgement. The Development Director will work collaboratively with a freelance grant manager.

Key Responsibilities:

Create, manage, and implement a comprehensive annual fundraising plan including securing major gifts, stewarding institutional funding, creation and oversight of the annual direct mail appeal, and management of annual cultivation and fundraising events, including inaugural fundraising for Launch PAD.Cultivate, steward, acknowledge and fulfill donor relationships, including serving as the direct concierge to the Board and Friends of Works & Process.Plan and produce special cultivation and small fundraising events throughout each season, plus a bi-annual major Gala, in partnership with the Producer, Executive Director, and Program Associate.Conduct ongoing prospect research to identify and target new potential funders.Manage gift acknowledgements, processed by the Program Associate.Oversee data entry and management of the fundraising database with the aid of the Program Associate.Attend all performances (approximately 50 per year) and prospect potential donors at performances and pre/post-performance receptions.Create quarterly analytic reports to share with the Executive Director and Producer, and revise annual gift strategy as needed to meet the annual fundraising goal.Write and maintain regular fundraising reports to share with the Board.Develop and facilitate new corporate sponsorship packages.Work collaboratively with a freelance grant manager to cultivate institutional donors and prospects.

Qualifications and Requirements:

B.A. required, Masters in Arts Administration preferredMinimum of 10 years of Development experience required, fundraising experience in a museum/performing arts/not-for profit, a plusMinimum of 5 years of arts administration backgroundCommitted interest in the performing arts and creative processTrack record of directly engaging with individual and institutional donors to make requests for major giftsTrack record of building strong individual networks that lead to direct philanthropic supportDemonstrated experience in donor prospect research and database managementExcellent written and verbal communication skills as well as resourcefulness, organizational and analytical skillsExceptional interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with a large range of people from diverse backgroundsAbility to work as a team as well as independentlyAbility to multi-task and prioritizeStrong problem-solving skillsProficiency in Microsoft Office and Google docs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook required)Proficient in scheduling and managing donor events and meetings on Zoom

Position Type and Work Schedule:

Full-time, ExemptBusiness hours are 10am-6pm Monday-Friday at the Works & Process office with flexible hours on performance days.


Midtown and Uptown Manhattan, with occasional remote work and local travel

In accordance with the NYC Mandate, and Guggenheim policy, Works & Process employees are required to show proof of fully vaccinated status in order to work, except for those with very limited legally-permissible exemptions.

Works & Process offers a competitive salary and excellent medical, dental, life, and disability coverage. Our staff also enjoys generous vacation, sick leave and personal days, access to a variety of cultural institutions, discounts to the Guggenheim museum stores, and a stimulating and collegial work environment.

Works & Process is an independent 501(c)3 not for profit and is an equal employment opportunity employer. Works & Process is dedicating itself to creating paths that lead to a more inclusive and diverse institution. We encourage inquiries from applicants who will reflect the plurality of our culture and our global audience. Works & Process does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, creed, color, religion, marital status, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, veteran status, national origin or disability status.

Qualified applicants please send your resume and cover letter by November 15 including salary expectations, to Indicate the job title “Development Director” in the subject line.

Associate Development/Database Management, Alonzo King LINES Ballet

Job Description: Development Associate/Database managerThis position reports to the Development Director/External Affairs Director

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Development Associate/Database manager is an integral member of the AKLB Team. The position is responsible for supporting the day-to-day functioning of the Development Department as well as helping to ensure the success of all special events.This position requires a high level of attention to detail combined with the ability to communicate and be flexible, take initiative, and work collaboratively.


Provide general administrative support of all development functionsAssist with identifying funding sources, including corporate and foundation grants; develop and compile background materials on potential private foundation, corporate funders and donorsSupport donor cultivation and maintain and update the donor database.Schedule donor appointmentsUpdate Monthly Development ReportAssist processes that ensure accurate and up-to-date gift processing, gift entry, records management, and donor acknowledgmentsMaintain development calendarassist with Financial Campaigns and/or Special InitiativesWork with staff to assist in all special events

Non-Physical Demands/Qualifications

2+ years with Salesforce and MailchimpAttention to detail criticalExcellent proofreading and editing skillsOutstanding communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skillsAble to coordinate a number of activities with multiple components requiring independent follow throughSelf-starter, self-disciplinedAbility to remain focused in the face of pressure, deliver against timelines, not intimidated by tasks/time limitationsExperience working in a team environmentMust be able to work flexible hours and attend performances and events when neededProficient Excel and Word skills essential

MusiCorps seeks Managing Director

About MusiCorps:

Formed in response to the crisis of returning service members injured in Iraq and Afghanistan, MusiCorps is a conservatory-level music rehabilitation program that helps injured service members play music and recover their lives. It has been praised by the Wall Street Journal as “revolutionary,” is pioneering in the field of adaptive music, and has helped countless wounded warriors learn, relearn, and perform music as a core part of their rehabilitation.

The MusiCorps Wounded Warrior Band, the performance component of MusiCorps, has performed with Yo-Yo Ma, Roger Waters, and Sheryl Crow, on PBS, The Colbert Report, and NCIS, and at the Kennedy Center, Madison Square Garden, and the Grand Ole Opry.

MusiCorps: The Healing Power of Music:

Job Title: Managing Director

The Managing Director will work in tandem with the Executive Director and our partners to implement, sustain and grow MusiCorps as a leading innovator among national arts organizations serving U.S. veterans. The MD will lead fundraising efforts, focus on execution, and play a leading role in day-to-day operations.

Duties and Responsibilities:

I. Oversee and implement fundraising strategy including managing relationships with donors; cultivating new donors; finding and securing grants; leveraging fundraising opportunities; working with other MusiCorps development personnel; pursuing other fundraising efforts.

II. Work closely with Founder/Executive Director and Board to develop and implement strategic, operational, and fundraising plans for:

MusiCorps East at Walter ReedMusiCorps West in San DiegoMusiCorps OnlineMusiCorps ResidenciesMusiCorps Wounded Warrior BandOther initiatives

III. Oversee communications and marketing with partner organizations, media, social media, and the public.

IV. Manage day-to-day operations.

V. Manage existing staff; grow staff as program develops.

VI. Identify, establish and maintain partnerships.

VII. Be a spokesperson for MusiCorps in a variety of settings, from conferences to fundraising events to conversations with military personnel and musicians.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required:

Fundraising, development and donor management experience at a leadership level with arts organizations and/or non-profit organizations more broadlyExperience in project management in non-profit sectorCommunications experience in the non-profit sectorPassionate commitment to improving the lives of injured service membersBelief in the power of music to change people’s livesStrong interpersonal, communication, and listening skillsStrong writing skillsAbility to work in dynamic environment, with competing and rapidly changing prioritiesAbility to work at direction or self-directed as neededStrong entrepreneurial and problem-solving skillsFlexibility, empathy and the ability to navigate a variety of organizational cultures with grace and diplomacyFundamental administrative skills: working knowledge of Excel, Microsoft Word, database software, social mediaPosition occasionally requires work on evenings and weekends, in addition to daytime work, to perform essential duties of position

To Apply: 

Summer Music Festival, Camp, and School Seeks Development Manager

The Walden School ( seeks a Development Manager to join the School’s dynamic, fun, and collegial San Francisco-based administrative team. The Development Manager, with the Executive Director and Board’s Development Committee, helps lead the School’s annual fund and overall development effort. The ideal candidate is highly collaborative, exceptionally organized, has excellent persuasive written and oral communication skills (including communicating in email/online, letter, telephone and in-person formats), and is an excellent project manager. The position requires enjoying interacting with people of many different backgrounds and age groups. Also required is a sense of humor, flexibility, fine attention to detail, and being a fast learner. Personal qualities of the successful candidate will include curiosity, warmth, resourcefulness, integrity, discretion, and personal and professional responsibility.

Candidates should be excited by Walden’s mission and programs and be interested in partnering with the Executive Director, the Administrative Assistant, the Board of Directors, and on occasion, program faculty & staff, in securing resources for the organization and The Walden School’s award-winning programs. An interest in music, music education, youth development, or another related field is desirable. Previous fundraising & development experience – while desired – is not required. More important than prior fundraising experience is a demonstrated passion for Walden’s mission, vision, and values, our programs, and a sincere desire to learn all aspects of the role, contribute to the continued success of Walden, and grow in the position and with the organization. The position is located in the charming Glen Park village neighborhood of San Francisco, easily accessible to BART, Muni, and both the 101 and 280 freeways.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Developing and executing the Annual Fund plan so as to generate approximately $400,000 annually from a current donor base of nearly 500 donors, corporations and foundations;Maintaining and refining annual fundraising strategies, goals, and benchmarks;Managing annual fundraising activities, including mail/email/social media appeals, fundraising events, auctions, annual report, donor stewardship, and other donor cultivation/recognition projects, and spearheading new activities, where appropriate;Providing support to the alumni network to help achieve development goals, including planning, managing, and implementing of alumni reunions and periodic alumni engagement events;Compiling and distributing monthly email newsletter and accompanying webpage;With Executive Director, managing Walden’s social media presence (private FB group, public FB page, Instagram page, and Twitter account);Writing and submitting proposals and grant reports to institutional donors, as well as researching and developing new foundation funding opportunities and relationships;Specific fundraising tasks include, but are not limited to:Managing event preparations and operationsMaintaining donor recordsProofreading and editing documentsProcessing, preparing, and mailing gift acknowledgments and managing donor correspondenceSoliciting new donors, lapsed donors, and implementing plans to secure increased gifts from current donorsMaintaining and executing an effective and well-organized program for donor recognition and stewardshipMaintaining files and records for donors, including paper and email correspondenceCreating social media content for fundraising campaigns, alumni engagement, and event recruitmentSupervision of fundraising-related activities of office administrative staff, including donor records, mailing projects, and gift receipts;Providing staff support to the Development Committee of the Board of Directors, including presentations of development and fundraising reports at committee and board meetings and taking committee meeting minutes and preparing committee reports;Preparation of regular fundraising reports for the Executive Director, Board committees, and Board of Directors;Draft, edit, and proofread written communications related to development and fundraising;Learning, maintaining, and updating the fundraising database, which has recently transitioned to from Microsoft Access. Working with the Administrative Assistant, Executive Director, board, and other staff to develop reports and queries used for Walden’s fundraising, marketing, and outreach activities.Supporting the Executive Director in fundraising tasks and representing The Walden School in a professional and positive manner.Other related projects, tasks, and duties as assigned by the Executive Director.

The Development Manager reports to the Executive Director. Some US domestic travel is required, including summer trips to New Hampshire while the programs are in session. Occasional work on evenings and weekends is anticipated, as projects and events require. This is a full-time, exempt position.


Successful candidates must have received a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent. Proficiency with Windows, MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) and internet browsers (Chrome, Safari, Firefox, etc.) and other applications is required. Familiarity with fundraising databases is desirable. Familiarity with Salesforce, SurveyMonkey, Constant Contact, WordPress, and MS Access are preferred. Ability to lift 25lbs required.


Salary, 3 weeks paid vacation (4 weeks after 3 years of service), 10 federal and personal holidays, and a flexible work schedule are offered. Some limited telecommuting is possible. While medical, dental, and other health benefits are not currently offered, an annual health benefit stipend is provided.

To Apply:

Please send a cover letter, current resume and writing sample (donor solicitation, grant application, newsletter sample, or other similar correspondence), to Seth Brenzel, Executive Director, at No phone calls, please. The position is open until filled, with a target start date range of November 15-January 1. We will review applications from interested candidates and contact you should we wish to arrange an interview. The Walden School is an Equal Opportunity employer.

Jacksonville Symphony seeks Vice President & General Manager

Position Title: Vice President & General Manager

Reports to: President & CEO

Direct reports: Manager of Operations, Orchestra Personnel Manager, Stage Manager, Principal Librarian, and Ballet Coordinator

Position Summary

The Vice President & General Manager (GM) is a member of the senior leadership team and has overall responsibility for the management of orchestra operations including creation of an annual orchestra handbook, concert production, budgeting for orchestra costs, touring, recording, and labor relations. This position also schedules all rehearsals, manages the relationship with the Times Union Center for the Performing Arts/Jacoby Symphony Hall, manages and schedules all ensemble performances, manages electronic media projects, supervises the annual production of “The Nutcracker” and manages the lease for the Times Union Center for the Performing Arts.

Specific duties and responsibilities include:

Oversee the master calendar for the orchestra, including days off, vacation, leaves of absence, sick time, etc. Ensure that any scheduled changes comply with the Collective Bargaining Agreement with the orchestraCreate master orchestra handbook in collaboration with the VP & Artistic Administrator and the Director of Music Education & Community EngagementManage the scheduling of rehearsals for all performances, coordinate rehearsals with the Director of Music Education & Community Engagement for all education and community outreach activitiesIn collaboration with the CEO, CFO, and other senior team leaders, create and execute the operations budget; reconcile production budgets monthly with the finance office, create end of year projections monthly, manage purchase and inventory of production related supplies and equipment, licenses, and service agreements for production equipmentSupervise orchestra payroll, coordinate with the finance officeSupervise all aspects of concert production including confirming rehearsal order, instrumentation, library needs, stage set-up, lighting, video recording, sound, audio recordings, live and recorded streaming of concerts. Additional concert duties include adherence to approved budget, facility rental and scheduling; coordinate all rehearsal and concert activities with orchestra personnel, library, and production staffOversee coordination for external services, runouts, and tours; arrange transportation and accommodations (if required) for musicians, production personnel and staff; seek new touring performance opportunities for the full orchestra and ensemblesCoordinate equipment needs (via purchase or rental) for concerts, productions, stage, and Jacoby Symphony HallOversee the purchase and maintenance of Symphony owned instruments including pianos, The Bryan Concert Organ, and percussion instrumentsSupervision for the selection and coordination of ensembles by working in collaboration with music education & community engagement, marketing, and developmentProvide for the successful management and professional working environment for musicians and stage personnel in accordance with their respective Master AgreementsServe on and lead negotiations for AFM and IATSE contracts. Schedule, and lead Orchestra Committee meetingsManage regular production team meetings; provide supervision and professional development for production team membersIssue individual musician contracts, negotiate tenure process and notifications; work with orchestra Personnel Manager to resolve musicians’ issues including complaints and grievancesNegotiate lease with the Times Union Center for the Performing Arts. Serve as primary liaison with Times-Union Center management personnel regarding all aspects of operations for the facility in accordance with the lease, including the arrangement of personnel to clean Jacoby Symphony Hall and backstage areas, and for security during performancesCoordinate with the Development and Marketing Departments for projects that require use of Jacoby Symphony Hall, the stage crew, or musiciansTogether with the VP & Artistic Administrator, serve as the staff liaison to the Programming Committee

Traits and Characteristics

The GM will be a strategic thinker with strong conceptual and analytical skills, the ability to solve problems, measure performance, evaluate results and identify solutions that align with the organization’s mission. A highly organized self-starter, the successful candidate will be focused on completing tasks and solving problems while developing long-range strategies.

A well-disciplined and hands-on leader, the GM must be self-motivated and able to work collaboratively. The successful candidate will be a strong experienced manager and will foster teamwork while holding the Operations team accountable for deliverables. The GM must possess excellent written, oral, and people skills, and will be a good listener.

The GM will inspire confidence that budget information is dependable, accurate, timely and transparent and can clearly articulate the meaning and importance of data that is presented. The GM will have high ethical standards, a model of integrity and will operate in a transparent fashion.

The GM must have significant relevant experience in orchestral operations of a symphony orchestra of comparative size as the Jacksonville Symphony


Bachelor’s Degree is requiredSeasoned leader with progressively responsible orchestra management and administrative oversightDeep knowledge of production, including sound, lights and stagingSignificant knowledge of orchestral repertoireSignificant experience with electronic media, symphonic multi-media projects, and recording projectsFive or more years in management, operations, and concert production with orchestras at a similar budget sizeFive or more years’ experience with orchestra payroll, production budgets and supervision of operations staffSuccessful history of negotiating and/or administrating collective bargaining agreements with the AFM and IATSEExperience managing tours is preferredWorking experience with OPAS. Extensive knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite, with an emphasis on Word, Excel, and PowerPointSuperb written and oral communication skillsStrong track record for addressing issues and solving problems in a timely mannerAbility to interact well with various constituents including staff, orchestra, Board members, patrons, and facility staffExperienced presenting financial information to Board committees and Board of DirectorsA resourceful, results-oriented leader with the ability to think strategically. Generate innovative ideas, prioritize, plan, and set goals and objectivesAbility to speak credibly and persuasively about Jacksonville Symphony’s vision for the futureA sense of humor

Compensation and benefits:

A competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance, 403-B plan, generous vacation and holiday days, parking, and complimentary tickets are included

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The Jacksonville Symphony is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, sex, color, religion, national origin, disability, military status, sexual orientation, or any other status protected by applicable state or local law

Application process:

Submit a cover letter and resume to: Steven Libman, President & CEO: Put “General Manager” in subject line. Note: All employees of the Jacksonville Symphony must be fully vaccinated for the COVID-19 virus.

About the Jacksonville Symphony

Our mission is to enrich the human spirit through symphonic music.

As Music Director Courtney Lewis begins his seventh season on the conductor’s podium, the Jacksonville Symphony celebrates the 2021/22 season that promises another year of exemplary symphonic music. Each season, the Symphony reaches over 135,000 individuals through almost one hundred performances in Jacoby Symphony Hall and communities throughout Florida. The Jacksonville Symphony is also committed to the creation of original music and has embarked on an ambitious plan to commission five original compositions between the 2021/22 and the 2023/24 seasons.

The Jacksonville Symphony is one of Northeast Florida’s most important cultural institutions. Founded in 1949, the Symphony now enjoys a national reputation, regularly heard on more than 250 public radio stations across the country on Performance Today. Combined with performances aired on Jacksonville’s public radio station WJCT and the organization’s continually growing streaming program, the Symphony reaches over 60,000 individuals through these digital channels. The Symphony’s performance home, Robert E. Jacoby Symphony Hall, is an acoustic gem and offers an intimate and acoustically superior concert experience. Each year thousands enjoy the Symphony’s performances both at Jacoby Symphony Hall in the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts and at venues located throughout the state of Florida.

The Symphony is a crucial leader in the community for music education, serving four county school districts and over 35,000 students. In addition to offering free tickets to children under the age of eighteen for selected Florida Blue Classical concerts, and other special youth pricing, there are several programs to foster music education.

Led by Symphony Assistant Conductor Daniel Wiley, the Jacksonville Symphony Youth Orchestras (JSYO) serves more than 300 talented musicians from all over Northeast Florida. The six levels of ensembles enable the JSYO to serve the needs of all musicians with individualized, ability-specific instruction. JSYO enriches orchestral instruction by guiding young musicians with quality musical instruction, improving skills, and maintaining the highest standards. In June 2018, the Jacksonville Symphony Youth Orchestras embarked on its first national tour as one of only three student orchestras invited to perform in the Los Angeles International Music Festival at Walt Disney Concert Hall.

Over the years, the Jacksonville Symphony has hosted some of the most renowned artists of the music world including: Isaac Stern, Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington, Marilyn Horne, Luciano Pavarotti, Itzhak Perlman, Kathleen Battle, Mstislav Rostopovich, Audra McDonald, Joshua Bell, Lang Lang, Alisa Weilerstein, Branford Marsalis, Renée Fleming and Jean-Yves Thibaudet.