SENIOR PROGRAM OFFICER—ARTS AND CULTURAL HERITAGE

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Reporting directly to the Vice President, the Senior Program Officer shapes and directs the Foundation’s grantmaking to art museums, performing arts organizations, art centers, and institutions of higher education and culture that help strengthen the ecosystem for the arts and cultural heritage in the US and, where appropriate, internationally. The Senior Program Officer will be the chief architect of the emerging strategic directions for the ACH program, which brings together the Foundation’s previously distinct programs in the Performing Arts and in Art History, Conservation, and Museums. Candidates should have a Master’s degree or higher in an academic discipline related to the arts, senior-level experience in a museum, performing arts organization, or institution of higher education, as well as a record of intellectual leadership in the arts, including curatorial production and/or field-related publication. Fluency in new media arts discourse preferred.

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation (“Foundation”), a not-for-profit organization that makes grants in five core program areas that have been redefined pursuant to the Foundation’s new strategic plan (higher education and scholarship in the humanities; scholarly communications; arts and cultural heritage; diversity; and international higher education and strategic projects), seeks a Senior Program Officer for Arts and Cultural Heritage. Reporting directly to the Vice President, the Senior Program Officer shapes and directs the Foundation’s grantmaking to art museums, performing arts organizations, art centers, and institutions of higher education and culture that help strengthen the ecosystem for the arts and cultural heritage in the US and, where appropriate, internationally. In this capacity the Senior Program Officer will be the chief architect of the emerging strategic directions for this area of the Foundation’s mission, which brings together the Foundation’s previously distinct programs in the Performing Arts and in Art History, Conservation, and Museums. The Senior Program Officer will oversee program staff in Arts and Cultural Heritage. He or she will serve on a team of senior program staff for the other grantmaking areas that advises the Vice President and the President on broader strategic concerns. The Senior Program Officer will also contribute actively to various collective activities and special initiatives of the Foundation.

Position details:

The Senior Program Officer for Arts and Cultural Heritage will serve as a strategic thinker on the arts and cultural heritage ecosystem, a liaison to the community of visual and performing arts organizations and institutions of higher education, a senior member of the Foundation’s program leadership team, and a source of information and expertise about developments and opportunities in the broad domain of the arts and cultural heritage. He or she will serve as a critical resource to the Foundation leadership and colleagues across the Foundation, providing key support on a variety of initiatives, project management, and communications about the arts and cultural heritage.

The primary responsibilities may include, but will not be limited to:

• Providing intellectual and operational leadership in the Arts and Cultural Heritage program
• Maintaining and developing relationships with art museums, performing arts institutions, and related organizations
• Overseeing a team that focuses on advancing the strategic plan for the Foundation and the Arts and Cultural Heritage program
• Providing advice and counsel by undertaking and overseeing specific research assignments
• Representing the Foundation externally
• Presenting talks and writing on matters of strategic concern to the visual and performing arts sector
• Tracking priorities within the Arts and Cultural Heritage program
• Connecting the activities of the Arts and Cultural Heritage program to other Foundation programs and priorities, where appropriate
• Organizing meetings, convenings and conferences to advance the strategic plan
• Assisting with formal Foundation correspondence and communications, including writing, editing, and proofing
• At behest of the Vice President, leading and directing projects

Required Skills and Experience:

• Master’s degree or higher in an academic discipline related to the arts
• Senior-level experience in a museum, performing arts organization, or institution of higher education
• Minimum 7-10 years professional experience, including staff management
• Record of leadership in the arts, including curatorial production and/or field-related publication
• Exceptional oral and written communications skills, including public speaking
• Superior influencing, negotiating, and facilitating skills
• Superior organizational, project, and resource management skills
• Demonstrated ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment, lead projects, and effectively prioritize time and tasks
• High level of maturity and empathy; highly developed interpersonal skills
• Broad curiosity
• Currency with new media and digital arts discourse
• Technological savvy, and proficiency in MS Office Suite: Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Visio, and Outlook

Qualified candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to: SeniorProgramOfficer-ACH@mellon.org. We will consider each response carefully, but only contact those individuals we feel are most qualified for the position.

The Foundation is an equal opportunity employer offering competitive salary, outstanding benefits, and excellent working conditions.

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Fort Wayne Philharmonic seeks Director of Development

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Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Director of Development is responsible for the development, management, implementation, and evaluation of all overall fund-raising programs consistent with The Phil’s needs and goals. To that end, the Director of Development manages staff and volunteers in planning and executing all annual, sponsorship, capital, endowment, and planned giving programs, as well as fund-raising events and benefits.

Requirements:

A minimum of 3 years professional nonprofit development experience is required, preferably with an orchestra or other arts organization. A bachelor’s degree or higher is also preferred but not required. The successful candidate will have a personal commitment to symphonic music, demonstrated fundraising success, be able to work in a fast-paced, high energy environment, and manage multiple projects simultaneously. S/he will have the ability to think both strategically and tactically and have a strong attention to detail. S/he will demonstrate a willingness to be a team player in a highly collaborative environment. This position also requires working evenings and weekends consistent with The Phil’s concert schedule.

How to apply:

Send letter of application and resume via email to info@fwphil.org or mail to Director of Development Search, Fort Wayne Philharmonic, 4901 Fuller Drive, Fort Wayne, IN 46835. No phone inquiries, please.

Organization Description:

Under the artistic leadership of Music Director Andrew Constantine, the Fort Wayne Philharmonic is the premiere arts organization in northeast Indiana. Celebrating our 71st season, the Fort Wayne Philharmonic performs over 350 concerts each year throughout our 15 county service area.

Operating on a $4.0 million budget with a $16 million endowment, The Phil employs 41 full time musicians on a 33-week season. The orchestra is supported by 13 full time and 8 part time staff members and a board of 27.

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NEW Managing Director at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute

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The Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute’s (LSTFI) new Managing Director will join a legendary theater institution built on success, with a compelling mission and exciting plans for the future. S/he will become an integral member of a senior management team led by President Victoria Krane and Artistic Director and Co-Founder Anna Strasberg. The Managing Director will report to the President and be responsible for leading the day-to-day management of the organization, including marketing, student enrollment, programming, staff management and general administration. S/he is responsible for the consistent achievement of the Institute’s objectives and will collaborate with the President, the Artistic Director and Co-Founder, and other senior managers to develop short and long-term goals for the organization.

The successful candidate will be an entrepreneurial and energetic leader with a passion for theater and film who understands the legacy of Lee Strasberg’s work and the importance of connecting that history with the contemporary theatre community. S/he will have significant professional experience and a demonstrated track record of leadership in a similar position focused on growth, staff, and/or higher education management. S/he will understand the individual components of the Institute–faculty, students, programming, educational curriculum, special events, productions–and understand how they can best fit together to create a comprehensive actor training experience. S/he will have strong organizational and project management skills and act as a thought partner to the President and the Artistic Director and Co-Founder to conceive and achieve the ten-year vision for an institution that not only trains actors, but stands as the global center for Lee Strasberg’s work.

S/he will have superb interpersonal skills and be an excellent communicator in verbal, written, and presentation forms. S/he will manage and mentor a dedicated team of departmental directors, maintenance staff, and committed faculty. S/he will be mature, polished, and diplomatic—able to appropriately collaborate with administrative staff, faculty members, and a diverse, international student body from over 90 different countries. At the same time, s/he will be a self-motivated advocate for the LSTFI, and be able to guide the organization into the future by making fiscally prudent and organizationally sound decisions.

The successful candidate will build positive relationships with individuals and organizations throughout the community to heighten awareness of the LSTFI. S/he will engage actively as an advocate and spokesperson throughout the education, theatre and film communities, and stay abreast of LSTFI’s place in the scheme of national and international actor training pedagogies. S/he will understand deeply the challenges of the modern actor and how these impact the programming of an acting school in New York City. S/he will be passionate about creating young cultural advocates through the work of Lee Strasberg and expanding the base of support at all levels.

Visit our website (http://duncharts.com/opportunities/) to download the detailed Position Guide. To formally apply, please submit the following materials in a single PDF document to Strasberg@DunchArts.com

• Cover letter;
• Resume with salary history;
• Three (3) professional writing samples; and
• Three (3) professional references, who will not be contacted without the approval of the candidate.

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