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03.05.14

CAREER OPPORTUNITY: CULTURALDC DIRECTOR OF CONSULTING SERVICES

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 a full-time Director of Consulting Services. Our consulting services are dedicated to creating opportunities to include sustainable arts spaces and public art installations. We spearhead creative placemaking initiatives through our work with developers, property owners and government agencies to facilitate the inclusion of art in real estate projects. The Director of Consulting Services will join CulturalDC’s Programs team and will report to the Executive Director.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Consulting Services
Lead consulting practice, including advising developers, neighborhood-based institutions and government agencies on all aspects of arts space development projects, including artist studios; live/work housing; rehearsal and performance; exhibition and gallery; and arts administration.

  • Nurture and manage positive relationships with clients, local government agencies, community stakeholders, nonprofit partners, artists and arts organizations;
  • Conceive and implement creative and sustainable arts space solutions for real estate projects;
  • Create pro formas and manage project budgets;
  • Direct leasing activities for artist studios and live/work housing projects, including:
    - Identifying and recruiting prospective tenants;
    - Administering application + selection process;
    - Maintaining database of artists seeking space and project wait lists;
  • Manage arts spaces and tenants, including:
    - Facilitating regular communication and activities to foster a strong and collaborative artist community;
    - Conceive and implement strategic marketing activities and special events;
  • Oversee administration of DCSpaceFinder.org;
  • Work with local government offices to advocate for the arts;
  • Assist with grantwriting as it pertains to the above mentioned focus areas.

Public Art

  • Oversee project planning and coordination of all temporary and permanent public art projects and off-site programming, including:
    - Collaborate with clients, partners, architects, artists, government leaders and community members;
    - Manage artist recruitment and selection;
    - Develop budgets for public art projects;
    - Conceive and execute community outreach plans, and attend public and community meetings;
    - Oversee and develop concurrent public programming (e.g. walking tours, artist talks) when appropriate;
    - Negotiate and oversee contracts with artists, property owners and other partners;
    - Secure insurance, permitting and liability coverage, as necessary;
  • Secure insurance, permitting and liability coverage, as necessary;
  • Create materials for proposals, grants, guidelines, reports, permit applications and other materials; and
  • Advise on other visual arts-related consulting projects, as necessary.

Business Development

  • Cultivate business opportunities for new projects, including arts space development and public art projects;
  • Develop and expand CulturalDC’s relationships and collaboration with the local commercial real estate and economic development industries to facilitate the incorporation of art and art spaces in real estate projects;
  • Create proposals for new business opportunities; and
  • Manage pipeline of new opportunities, including tracking major real estate projects slated for development, public RFPs and pending opportunities.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in the arts, arts administration, business, marketing; degree in urban planning, real estate and/or economic development a plus.
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in business, arts, arts management; experience in urban planning and/or real estate development a plus.
  • Strong project management skills, attention to detail and ability to organize and coordinate multiple tasks on an ongoing basis.
  • Experience collaborating with multiple partners and/or government agencies.
  • Excellent written and verbal skills, strong design aesthetic and computer skills (Photoshop or InDesign a plus).
  • Understanding of the arts industry, arts administration and nonprofit management.
  • Thorough knowledge of public art best practices, artist selection processes, (including collaborative and community-based approaches), material selection, fabrication and installation.
  • Knowledge of contemporary art, particularly in the DC region and access to both local and national artists a plus.
  • Comfort working in a cooperative environment that represents a broad range of artistic, cultural and social points of view.
  • Flexibility to work some evenings and non-work week days, including receptions, community meetings and special events.

Salary:
Commensurate with experience.

How to apply:
Submit a resume and cover letter to:
hr@culturaldc.org OR
CulturalDC
916 G St NW
Washington, DC 20001

Deadline:
Applications accepting until the position is filled.

 

02.26.14

Career Opportunity: CULTURALDC TECHNICAL & FACILITIES ASSOCIATE

CulturalDC, a non-profit organization dedicated to creating opportunities for artists and cultural organizations that stimulate economic development and improve quality of life in the DC metropolitan area, is accepting applications for a Technical and Facilities Associate. This position services the theatre spaces at Flashpoint and Source, multi-user facilities housing a gallery, rehearsal studios, performance spaces and collaborative office space serving area artists and arts organizations.

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate day-to-day technical operations of CulturalDC performance and rehearsal spaces including:
    -    maintenance of lighting and audio equipment;
    -    management of load-in and load-out schedules;
    -    production walkthroughs with producers and presenters;
    -    black box schedule coordination with CulturalDC staff; and
    -    procuring equipment, materials and other technical services;
  • Manage rentals of facility equipment;
  • Procure new production equipment;
  • Perform in-house facility repairs and maintenance or coordinate with contractors;
  • Manage facility telephone, photocopier/printing, security and safety systems;
  • Assist with production aspects of CulturalDC special events;
  • Assist staff and residents with IT related issues, assist regular network maintenance tasks, and act as a liaison with IT support vendors;
  • Provide technical theatre / artistic production expertise for consulting projects;
  • Provide technical support during Source Festival and other CulturalDC events as needed
  • Provide general administrative and operations support, as needed.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience;
  • 5 years of experience in technical theatre and related industries;
  • Experience operating multiple venues;
  • Comprehensive working knowledge of lighting systems, ETC software, and theatrical audio systems;
  • Ability to identify and repair problems with lighting and audio equipment;
  • Comfort working in a cooperative environment with a broad range of artistic, cultural and social points of view;
  • Familiarity with modern computer networking technology;
  • Familiarity with commercial/industrial facility HVAC, plumbing and electrical systems;
  • Superb customer service, communication and organizational skills; and
  • Willingness to work flexible schedule and weekends as programming demands.

Salary:
Commensurate with experience

How to apply:
To apply, submit a resume with cover letter to:

CulturalDC
Technical Associate Search
916 G St NW
Washington, DC 20001
hr@culturaldc.org
Fax: 202.315. 1303

Deadline:
Applications accepted until position is filled.

01.14.14

Career Opportunity: CulturalDC Communications Manager

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.

The Communications Manager position requires experience in communications, marketing and public relations, branding, planning and implementation of short and long term strategies, audience development, including growing membership programs 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 Director of External Relations and, in collaboration with the CulturalDC staff, will develop CulturalDC’s marketing plan 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 Flashpoint and Source events including exhibitions, theatre performances and special events
• 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
• Implement email marketing and social media campaigns to ensure effective messaging
• 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
• Perform grant writing and reporting as needed
• Other duties as required

Requirements:
• Bachelor’s degree in Arts Administration, Marketing or Communications preferred
• Two to three years experience in marketing, communications and/or public relations
• Outstanding writing and oral skills and 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 and Photoshop
• Experience developing and growing membership programs
• Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge 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
• 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 St NW
Washington, DC 20001
hr@culturaldc.org
F: 202.315.1305
Deadline: Applications accepted until the position is filled.

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