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05.18.17

CulturalDC is hiring a new Business Manager (P/T)

CulturalDC, a non-profit organization dedicated to making space for art, is seeking a Business Manager. This part-time position provides reliable and accurate record-keeping in all matters affecting the financial position of CulturalDC. The Business Manager will manage human resources, risk management and bookkeeping functions.

Responsibilities

  • Manage human resources functions, including payroll and benefits;
  • Maintain accuracy and compliance with Employee Handbook;
  • Maintain personnel files;
  • Manage bookkeeping functions, including:
    • Performing accounting system entry and maintenance;
    • Managing accounts receivable and accounts payable;
    • Monitoring account balances and reconcile bank accounts;
    • Preparing and reviewing financial statements;
  • Coordinate preparation of annual budget;
  • Oversee external auditors throughout the audit process and preparation of tax forms;
  • Coordinate documents and presentations for Board and Executive Committee Meetings;
  • Coordinate & Review contracts for Consulting clients and independent contractors
  • General administrative support, as needed.

 

Qualifications

  • 5-7 years of relevant experience, including nonprofit accounting
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business Administration, or related field
  • CPA and Quickbooks Certified Pro-Advisor experience desired
  • Demonstrated organizational and time management skills required
  • Excellent communication, teamwork, analytical and mathematical skills, essential
  • Experience with Excel, QuickBooks Pro, Raiser’s Edge and Microsoft Office required
  • Non-profit financial management and Human Resources administration experience desired
  • Ability and willingness to work flexibly in a growing non-profit environment essential

 

How to apply:

To apply, submit a resume with cover letter to:

CulturalDC, Attn: Business Manager Search

916 G Street NW, Washington, DC  20001

hr@culturaldc.org, Fax: 202.315.1303

03.27.17

CulturalDC Summer 2017 Gallery Intern

CulturalDC is currently looking for interns to assist with gallery management and public art initiatives during the Summer of 2017. This summer will mark Flashpoint Gallery’s final season and the launch of Space4: Art – CulturalDC’s new visual arts program. We are looking for individuals who can help with planning, management, and execution of the exhibitions, as well as assisting with public art initiatives across the city.

CulturalDC is a nonprofit organization, founded in 1998 (as the CulturalDC), that makes space for art through its programs and services. CulturalDC’s mission is to encourage artistic innovation by connecting artists, arts organizations, developers, and government agencies to facilitate economic and cultural vibrancy in the District of Columbia and neighboring urban communities.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Minimum 16 hours per week; including two weekdays per week and two Saturdays per month
  • Assist with day-to-day administrative tasks for Flashpoint Gallery
  • Assist with the development and planning of Space4:Art’s inaugural season
  • Assist Consulting Manager with public art projects
  • Perform basic office and gallery tasks
  • Help with exhibition and theatre openings, panel discussions, and other events and duties as assigned 

Requirements:

  • Graduate students preferred, but undergraduate and recent graduates also considered
  • Knowledge and interest in contemporary art and arts administration
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative on projects
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Experience with Microsoft Office, working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite a plus
  • Individual must be comfortable working in a cooperative environment that represents a broad range of artistic, cultural, and social points of view

 

Compensation: Transportation stipend and class credit available

 

How to apply:

Deadline for applications: April 28, 2017

To apply, submit a resume with three professional references and cover letter to:

hr@culturaldc.org with the subject line ATTN: Intern Search-[Gallery Intern]

03.13.17

CulturalDC is hiring a Development Associate

Development Associate                                                     Job Announcement     

CulturalDC, a non-profit organization based in Washington, DC, “makes space for art” by providing affordable, accessible space and artistic programming for artists, arts organizations and audiences at our two locations and by spearheading creative placemaking initiatives (e.g. artist studios, public art) in local area communities.  We create opportunities for artistic innovation, connecting artists, arts organizations, real estate developers, and government agencies to facilitate economic and cultural vibrancy in the Washington DC area.  This position calls for an outstanding professional with a proven track record in fundraising and grants management.

Reporting to the Major Gifts Officer, the full-time position of Development Associate will help create and implement a comprehensive fundraising strategy that will achieve annual contributed income revenue targets from foundations, government and corporate sources, increase the organization’s revenue streams and donor support, and build greater brand awareness of CulturalDC’s mission and impact.

The Development Associate will:

  • Support Foundations, Government and Corporate sources of fundraising
  • Maintain on-going relationships with Foundation and Government donors and prospects
  • Develop and track proposals and reports for all foundation, government and corporate fundraising

 Responsibilities

  • Develop detailed and competitive written proposals, reports and project budgets for foundation, government and corporate fundraising grants
  • Ensure compliance with foundation and government funding regulations
  • Assist in the preparation of fundraising reports (including financial) and records of fundraising achievements for Executive Director, Board and external stakeholders.
  • Process donations and prepare acknowledgement letters and other correspondence.
  • Using Raiser’s Edge Database:
    • Maintain foundation, government, corporation and individual donor files.
    • Create monthly fundraising reports and other database reports as needed.
    • Maintain and update RE database records.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director and Major Gifts Officer

Board Support and Advocacy

  • Work with the Major Gifts Officer and key volunteer leadership to develop advocacy strategies for local and federal government officials and agencies.

Leadership and General Management

  • Participate in the annual budget planning process to ensure that Government and Foundation fundraising strategies and goals align with the overall budget and programmatic needs.
  • Stay current with developments and trends in the industry and those affecting the organization and its constituents.
  • Work in close collaboration with the Major Gift Officer and staff to achieve integrated communications that consistently promote a dynamic brand image and attract support for CulturalDC.

Preparation and Knowledge

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field.
  • Demonstrated experience in foundation, government and or corporate fundraising desired.
  • A minimum of 3-5 years of development experience that includes grant and proposal writing experience.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Raiser’s Edge Database management experience.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Ability to present information concisely and effectively, both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work
  • Ability to work independently with little supervision
  • Excellent interpersonal skills

Salary: Commensurate with experience

How to apply:
To apply, submit a resume and cover letter to:
CulturalDC
916 G Street NW
Washington, DC  20001
hr@culturaldc.org
P 202.315.1327

Deadline: Applications accepted until the position is filled.

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03.08.17

CulturalDC is Hiring a Communications Manager

Communications Manager                                                          Job Announcement

CulturalDC, a non-profit organization that creates opportunities for artistic innovation, connecting artists, arts organizations, developers and government agencies to facilitate economic and cultural vibrancy in the Washington DC area, is accepting applications for the position of Communications Manager.

This position requires experience in communications, marketing and public relations, branding, planning and implementation of short and long term strategies, audience development, and the integration of fundraising and marketing to reach organizational goals. This position requires high level strategic marketing planning, as well as day to day operational work. This position reports to the Deputy Director and, in collaboration with the CulturalDC staff, will develop and execute CulturalDC marketing plans with strategies and tactics to support the organization’s development and program/services goals.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Serve as the brand master for CulturalDC’s organizational identity and visual brand; centralize internal and external communications.
  • Implement CulturalDC’s Communications Strategy and Plan.
  • Manage marketing and publicity for CulturalDC events including exhibitions, theatre performances, additional programming and events.
  • Implement email marketing and social media campaigns to ensure effective messaging.
  • Work with program staff to develop messaging, timelines, annual marketing and communications plan and budgets and create audience development and ticketing strategies.
  • Create and/or manage all CulturalDC print and electronic materials including website, media releases, invitations, programs, annual reports and e-newsletters.
  • Liaise with media; develop and administer organization’s media contacts and coverage and other external listservs.
  • Liaise with the PR and Marketing committee of the Board of Directors and volunteers.
  • Supervise the work of an intern and/or Fellow.
  • Perform grant writing and reporting as needed.
  • Other duties as required.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing or Communications.
  • Three to five years’ experience in arts marketing, communications and/or public relations preferred.
  • Outstanding writing and oral skills with a strong design sensibility.
  • Experience with both digital and print-based marketing.
  • Experience tracking and analyzing the efficacy of websites, emails and web-based marketing efforts, including Google Analytics and tracking URLs over social media.
  • Knowledge of MS Office, PowerPoint, desktop and Internet publishing software, including HTML, Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign.
  • Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge1 a plus.
  • Attention to detail and ability to organize and manage multiple tasks on an ongoing basis.
  • Knowledge of contemporary visual and/or performing art, particularly in the DC area.
  • Collegial working style and ability to work well in a team environment. Calm approach in pressure situations.
  • Comfortable with deadline-driven responsibilities and the capacity to handle multiple priorities at one time.
  • Has established relationships with print and digital media outlets.
  • Ability to participate in evening/weekend events.

 

Salary: Commensurate with experience

How to apply:
To apply, submit a resume and cover letter to:
CulturalDC
916 G Street NW
Washington, DC  20001
hr@culturaldc.org
P 202.315.1327

Deadline: Applications accepted until the position is filled.

11.18.16

CulturalDC Spring 2017 Gallery Intern

CulturalDC is currently looking for interns to assist with gallery management and public art initiatives during the Spring semester of 2017. Flashpoint Gallery has a great lineup of local artists for the Spring and we are looking for individuals who can help with planning, management, and execution of the exhibitions, as well as assisting with public art initiatives across the city.

CulturalDC is a nonprofit organization, founded in 1998 (as the CulturalDC), that makes space for art through its programs and services. CulturalDC’s mission is to encourage artistic innovation by connecting artists, arts organizations, developers, and government agencies to facilitate economic and cultural vibrancy in the District of Columbia and neighboring urban communities.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Minimum 16 hours per week; including two weekdays per week and two Saturdays     per month
  • Assist with day-to-day administrative tasks for Flashpoint Gallery
  • Assist with application and selection process for Open Calls
  • Assist Consulting Manager with public art projects
  • Perform basic office and gallery tasks
  • Help with exhibition and theatre openings, panel discussions, and other events and duties as assigned

 

Requirements:

  • Graduate students preferred, but undergraduate and recent graduates also considered
  • Knowledge and interest in contemporary art and arts administration
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative on projects
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Experience with Microsoft Office, working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite a plus
  • Individual must be comfortable working in a cooperative environment that represents a broad range of artistic, cultural, and social points of view

 

Compensation: Transportation stipend and class credit available

 

How to apply:

Deadline for applications: December 23, 2016

To apply, submit a resume with three professional references and cover letter to:

hr@culturaldc.org with the subject line ATTN: Intern Search-[Gallery Intern]

11.10.16

(((POSITION FILLED))) Arts Management Fellow

CulturalDC is a nonprofit organization, founded in 1998 (as the CulturalDC), that makes space for art through its programs and services. CulturalDC’s mission is to encourage artistic innovation connecting artists, arts organizations, developers and government agencies to facilitate economic and cultural vibrancy in the District of Columbia and neighboring urban communities. We are a catalyst to and a resource for emerging arts organizations, providing them with a wide range of programs and services that support emerging artists’ ability to live and work in the city. Our work brings audiences access to affordable, innovative visual and performing art. We also provide services to developers in their creative space-making initiatives. Flashpoint, our downtown arts incubator, offers affordable space for arts presentations and mentors up-and-coming artists and organizations through residency, gallery and theatre lab programs. Source Theatre, located in the 14th Street arts corridor, is a multi-user performing arts venue equipped with administrative, rehearsal and performance spaces for resident companies and other performing arts groups in the DC area.

 

The position of Arts Management Fellow offers the opportunity to work for and gain experience with an established arts service organization in the DC area. The position requires 20 hours/week, including some Saturdays and evenings for special events. The Arts Management Fellow will have the opportunity to work with CulturalDC’s Staff on day to day operations and events. The position will receive a unique opportunity to learn about the wide variety of programs and services that CulturalDC offers to area artists and arts organizations.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Support Executive Director
  • Work on special arts projects with Program Managers;
  • Conduct research and compile data
  • Reception – manage reception area, greet visitors/guests/vendors

 

Requirements:

  • College senior, graduate student or recent graduate preferred
  • Knowledge in contemporary art; performing arts; arts administration and programming
  • Experience with Social Media, Web Tools and Microsoft Office Suite of tools
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative on projects
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Individual must be comfortable working in a cooperative environment that represents a broad range of artistic, cultural and social points of view
  • Availability for flexible work schedule, including evening events and Saturdays.

This is paid position with a monthly stipend ranging between $800-1,200 per month based on experience and availability.

 

How To Apply:

To apply, submit a resume with cover letter by NOVEMBER 30 to:

CulturalDC
Attn: Development Fellow
hr@culturaldc.org

 

 

11.03.16

(((POSITION HAS BEEN FILLED))) CulturalDC Development Fellow

CulturalDC is a non-profit organization dedicated to making space for art by creating opportunities for artistic innovation, providing affordable space for artists and arts organizations and supporting creative placemaking initiatives. The Development Fellow is part of CulturalDC’s Development team, assisting with all areas of fundraising activities. This part-time position reports to the Major Gifts Officer.

 

Responsibilities: 

Assist in the planning and execution of fundraising activities including:

  • Process donations and prepare acknowledgement letters and other correspondence.
    • Using Raiser’s Edge Database:
    • Maintain foundation, corporation and individual donor files.
    • Create monthly fundraising reports and other database reports as needed.
    • Continually update and correct database records.
  • Assist with mailing of spring and year-end appeal letters.
  • Assist with donor events to include invitation, maintain guest lists, gather and prepare registration materials and other duties as assigned for fund-raising events.
  • Assist with communication activities as required.
  • Assist with grant applications and reports

 

As needed:

  • Provide support to Executive Director

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in arts administration, visual arts or related field.
  • 1-3 years of experience in arts management and/or nonprofit organizations (fundraising and grant writing experience preferred)
  • Superb interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to organize and coordinate multiple tasks with attention to detail

 

Stipend: $800-$1000 per month based on experience

 

Schedule:

  • Two to three days per week
  • Some evening and weekend commitments may be required.

How to apply:

To apply, submit a resume with cover letter by NOVEMBER 30 to:

CulturalDC

Attn: Development Fellow

916 G Street NW | Washington, DC  20001

kristi@culturaldc.org

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10.24.16

CulturalDC Winter 2017 Intern Program

 

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CulturalDC Interns                             job announcement

CulturalDC is a nonprofit organization, founded in 1998 (as the CulturalDC), that makes space for art through its programs and services. CulturalDC’s mission is to encourage artistic innovation connecting artists, arts organizations, developers and government agencies to facilitate economic and cultural vibrancy in the District of Columbia and neighboring urban communities. We are a catalyst to and a resource for emerging arts organizations, providing them with a wide range of programs and services that support emerging artists’ ability to live and work in the city. Our work brings audiences access to affordable, innovative visual and performing art. We also provide services to developers in their creative space-making initiatives. Flashpoint, our downtown arts incubator, offers affordable space for arts presentations and mentors up-and-coming artists and organizations through residency, gallery and theatre lab programs. Source, located in the 14th Street arts corridor, is a multi-user performing arts venue equipped with administrative, rehearsal and performance spaces for resident companies and other performing arts groups in the DC area.

CulturalDC Internships offer the opportunity to work for and gain experience with an established arts service organization in the DC area. The position requires 16-20 hours/week, including some Saturdays and evenings for special events. Interns will have the opportunity to work with CulturalDC’s Staff, Board of Directors & Artists.  Each position will receive a unique opportunity to learn about the wide variety of programs and services that CulturalDC offers to area artists and arts organizations.

2017 Winter Internships are Available in the Following Departments: 

(((POSITION FILLED))) Marketing & Communications

  • Update CulturalDC website, email lists, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and other social media platforms
  • Assist Communications Manager in the implementation of CulturalDC’s Communications Strategy and Plan
  • Assist with the development and updating media lists and other administrative databases
  • Assist with visitor tracking, and stakeholder correspondence 

Operations

  • Participate in consulting projects related to facility and technical management
  • Assistance with set up for meetings and events
    Provide general administrative and operations support, as needed. Ex: paying bills, due dates for check requests, reimbursements and credit card reconciliations
  • Supporting routine and reactive maintenance tasks

Executive Assistant

  • Provide administrative support for Executive Director including calendar management and weekly strategic planning
  • Work on special projects as needed
  • Prepare documents for donor and prospect meetings
  • Support recurring administrative tasks
  • Support some special events including Gallery and Theatre Lab Openings  

Development

  • Prepare acknowledgement letters and other correspondence.
  • Using Raiser’s Edge Database:
  • Assist with the production and mailing of year-end and special appeal letters.
  • Assist with donor events to include invitation, guest lists, registration and other duties necessary for fund-raising events.
  • Help coordinate volunteers for all member-related donor events.
  • Maintain foundation, corporation and individual donor files
  • Continually update and correct database records

Requirements:

  • College senior, graduate student or recent graduate preferred
  • Knowledge and interest in contemporary art; theatre; and arts administration
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative on projects
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Individual must be comfortable working in a cooperative environment that represents a broad range of artistic, cultural and social points of view
  • Availability for flexible work schedule, including evening events and Saturdays

Commitment:

Hours are flexible; however the intern must commit to 16-20 hours per week for a minimum of 8 weeks.  Start date and duration are flexible

Compensation:

Class Credit and Transportation Stipend Available

How to apply:

Deadline for applications: November 21, 2016
To apply, submit a resume with cover letter to:
hr@culturaldc.org
CulturalDC
ATTN: Intern Search-[Include position preference]
916 G Street NW, Washington, DC  20001

 

08.22.16

(((POSITION HAS BEEN FILLED))) Business Manager

CulturalDC, a non-profit organization dedicated to making space for art, is seeking a Business Manager. This full-time position provides reliable and accurate record-keeping in all matters affecting the financial position of CulturalDC. The Business Manager will manage human resources, risk management and bookkeeping functions.

Responsibilities

  • Manage human resources functions, onboarding, administration of performance planning/review cycles, payroll and benefits;
  • Update, maintain accuracy, and compliance with Employee Handbook;
  • Maintain personnel files;
  • Manage bookkeeping functions, including:
    • Intake and management of bills and billing
    • Performing accounting system entry and maintenance;
    • Managing accounts receivable and accounts payable;
    • Monitoring account balances and reconcile bank accounts;
    • Analyzing accounts, program budgets, spending, and overall financial trends;
    • Preparing and reviewing financial statements;
  • Coordinate preparation, and managed development and reporting of annual budget;
  • Oversee external auditors throughout the audit process and preparation of audit documents and all tax information and reports;
  • Coordinate and prepare as appropriate, documents and presentations for Board and Executive Committee Meetings;
  • Coordinate & review contracts for Consulting clients, independent contractors, artists, residents, and rental clients
  • Provide other general administrative support, as needed.

Qualifications

  • 5-7 years of relevant experience, including nonprofit accounting, and human resource administration
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, and relevant course work in the human resources area
  • A minor/and or background in Arts Administration, and/or personnel management a plus
  • Experience with QuickBooks Pro, and Microsoft Office required
  • CPA and Quickbooks Certified Pro-Advisor desirable
  • Exceptional organizational, interpersonal, teamwork, and time management skills a must
  • Excellent communication, analytical and mathematical skills
  • Experience with PowerPoint and Raiser’s Edge desired
  • Ability and willingness to work flexibly in a growing non-profit environment important

How to apply:

To apply, submit a resume with cover letter to:
CulturalDC
Attn: Business Manager Search
916 G Street NW
Washington, DC  20001
hr@culturaldc.org
Fax: 202.315.1303

 

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

08.03.16

Saturday Volunteer Gallery Assistants

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Saturday Volunteer Gallery Assistants

CulturalDC is seeking Volunteer Gallery Assistants to oversee Flashpoint Gallery on Saturdays this summer (May-August).

  • Volunteer Gallery Assistants are tasked with opening/closing the gallery, greeting visitors and providing basic information about exhibitions and artists.
  • Volunteers have access to wireless internet and a desktop computer and are welcome to bring their own laptop, textbooks, etc. for personal work.
  • For those seeking academic credit or work experience, special projects in areas such as Development, Marketing or research may be created with CulturalDC staff.
  • Time commitment: An average availability of two Saturdays/month from 12-6pm over the summer months (May – August) is preferred.

Flashpoint Gallery presents the work of emerging and mid-career artists in a range of disciplines. The exhibition program supports bold ideas and new directions with exhibitions rotating every five weeks.

More information here: http://www.culturaldc.org/visual-arts/flashpoint-gallery/

Please send resume and direct questions to gallery@culturaldc.org. If selected for an interview, candidates will be asked to provide list of available Saturdays this summer.

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