Job Opportunities

Akron Area Arts Alliance

The Akron Area Arts Alliance is seeking a designer with tremendous creative vision and an independent spirit who is interested in bartering design services for office/studio space at Summit Artspace. We have creative business space complete with wireless internet, meeting rooms for clients, copy, fax services and a kitchen. Great company, too!

We are interested in seeing if we can make a match between a great designer who is interested in being in the BEST creative space in downtown Akron in exchange for design services primarily for exhibition announcements, assistance with our web site and a few select additional design projects per year. These could range from signage to an on-line annual report.

If you are interested in discussing this opportunity, contact Sandy Kreisman at skreisman@akronareaarts.org or call 330-376-8480.

 

Akron Art Museum

Janitorial/Maintenance (Part-Time)

Part-time position available for reliable, detail-oriented, physically fit individual. Includes some evening & weekend hours. Duties include cleaning, event set-up & tear-down, light maintenance & grounds work. High school diploma & clean record required. Training provided; experience preferred. Interest in art a plus.
Send cover letter with wage requirement, resume and references to mMurphy@AkronArtMuseum.org  or by post to: Human Resources, One South High., Akron OH 44308-1801. The Akron Art Museum is an equal opportunity employer.

Associate Curator

The Akron Art Museum seeks a highly motivated and creative individual with a sense of adventure who is attuned to developments in contemporary art.  Candidates will be eager to attract and develop new exhibitions, and to steward and develop the collection.

The Associate Curator is a full time position responsible for coordinating and organizing exhibitions and developing the collection under the supervision of the Chief Curator.  This individual will be responsible for cultivating relationships with the art and academic communities and community organizations and will represent the museum in professional groups, the community and regionally.

The Akron Art Museum seeks a highly motivated and creative individual with a sense of adventure who is attuned to developments in contemporary art.  Candidates will be eager to attract and develop new exhibitions, and to steward and develop the collection.

The Associate Curator is a full time position responsible for coordinating and organizing exhibitions and developing the collection under the supervision of the Chief Curator.  This individual will be responsible for cultivating relationships with the art and academic communities and community organizations and will represent the museum in professional groups, the community and regionally.

In concert with the Executive Director/CEO and Chief Curator, the Associate Curator will participate in the presentation, interpretation and development of exhibitions from a dynamic collection and outside sources exploring innovative approaches to engaging audiences.

Candidates are required to have a graduate degree, knowledge of modern and contemporary art, and a minimum of three years experience organizing museum/gallery exhibitions.  Excellent verbal and written skills, public speaking, computer proficiency, demonstrated ability to work collaboratively, strong organizational and interpersonal skills, flexibility and ability to manage multiple projects with varying deadlines are essential.  Experience commissioning artworks, negotiating contracts and overseeing installations is preferred.  Experience developing publications and websites and integrating technology in exhibition interpretation is desirable. Application review begins January 31, 2014. Please send cover letter and resume to:

Human Resources
The Akron Art Museum
One South High Street
Akron, OH  44308
HR@akronartmuseum.org

Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens

Campaign Manager (12-Month Temporary Position)
The Campaign Manager will be responsible for coordinating the activities of a major Restoration & Sustainability Campaign, targeting individuals, corporations, civic organizations and foundations. Position works collaboratively with the development staff and campaign committee in the cultivation and solicitation of prospects; assists in the development of campaign collateral materials and communications; manages cultivation and recognition events; manages the campaign volunteers and coordinates campaign meetings; monitors and reports campaign progress to campaign leadership.

Bachelor’s degree preferred. Fundraising background including capital campaigns and individual giving and/or major gifts required. Candidate must have excellent interpersonal, analytical and organizational skills, and be capable of working effectively with board members, staff, volunteers, consultants and donors/prospects.  Twenty-five hours per week/12 month temporary position.

Seasonal Garden Staff
The seasonal garden staff position is a part-time seasonal employee of Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, and is responsible for providing direct support for garden areas and daily tasks involved with operations. Responsibilities comprise a wide variety of landscape maintenance duties including weeding, planting, mulching, pruning, watering, etc. Prior experience and knowledge of plant materials and maintenance practices is preferred. Must be able to set up and tear down for special events, operate power equipment related to the job, work outside regardless of weather conditions, frequently carry 50 lbs. , and have a valid driver’s license.  Non-traditional hours required.

Seasonal Garden Staff
April-December and Weekends Required
The seasonal garden staff position is a part-time seasonal employee of Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, and is responsible for providing direct support for garden areas and daily tasks involved with operations. Responsibilities comprise a wide variety of landscape maintenance duties including weeding, planting, mulching, pruning, watering, etc. Prior experience and knowledge of plant materials and maintenance practices is preferred. Must be able to set up and tear down for special events, operate power equipment related to the job, work outside regardless of weather conditions, frequently carry 50 lbs. , and have a valid driver’s license.  Non-traditional hours required.

Café Staff
The Cafe Staff is a seasonal employee of Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens responsible for assisting in the day-to-day operations of Molly’s Café. Duties include maintaining a professional attitude and demonstrating a superior level of hospitality skills working with the public, volunteers and staff, operating point of sale system, preparing menu items as required while following all food safety requirements, developing a basic knowledge of Stan Hywet’s tours, rentals, public programs, and membership opportunities and overseeing all visitor activity in the area.

Interpreter Staff
The Interpreter staff position is a part-time seasonal employee hired to conduct guided tours of the Manor House, as well as specialty and grounds tours. The position includes interfacing with guests, communicating the history and relevance of the collection, the architecture and the family. This position will act as a host and is responsible for maintaining the highest level of customer service to ensure that all visitors have a quality experience.
Non-traditional hours required. Minimum high school diploma or equivalent and previous food service a plus. For more information email jobs@stanhywet.org. Completed applications and resumes may be mailed, faxed or emailed to:
Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens
Attn: Human Resources
714 North Portage Path
Akron OH 44303

Summit Choral Society

Executive Director Job Description
The mission of the Summit Choral Society is to produce and present quality performances of distinguished choral music for the enrichment, enjoyment, and education of our singers, our patrons and the Greater Akron community – and beyond!  We believe that artistically excellent performances of quality music – presented with enthusiasm, energy, and insight – provide artistic experiences that have broad appeal and enrich the lives of performers and listeners alike.

As the head administrator for the organization, the Executive Director is responsible for the overall administrative direction of the organization. Working in partnership with the Artistic Director and the Board of Directors, the ED oversees all matters pertaining to ongoing operations, including the development, implementation, and continuous evaluation of goals, objectives, and long-range plans.

Responsibilities

  • Provide overall direction and management of administrative components of organization, including recruiting, directing, and monitoring staff and volunteers.
  • Organize and maintain databases and historical documents pertinent to the Choral Society.
  • Work closely with the Board’s Finance Committee and Treasurer on budget preparation and approval, monthly projections, and anticipated cash flow challenges, including preparing and presenting annual budgets, variance analyses, and tax documents.
  • Work closely with the Artistic Director to determine and monitor production and administrative costs.
  • Develop and execute annual comprehensive fiscal strategies, including donor campaigns, fundraising projects, foundation and government grants, and corporate engagement.
  • Oversee the development and implementation of annual comprehensive marketing plans, including press releases, print advertising, calendar listings, mailings, public service announcements, paid radio advertising, and community relations.
  • Develop ongoing relationship with the local, national, and international arts community, including attending community functions and acting as a spokesperson for the Choral Society to media, government agencies, corporations, foundations, sponsors, and schools.
  • Oversee ticket sales and subscriptions, program advertising, and concert program books.
  • Oversee coordination of all program and choral calendars, including rehearsals, performances, and audition logistics.
  • Commitment to the continued growth of the educational component of the organization to include the development of member’s vocal abilities and music literacy knowledge along with bringing those music educational opportunities to all demographics within the Northeast Ohio region.

Qualifications

  • Five to ten years’ non-profit administration experience, with at least two years in a management role.  Prior experience working in conjunction with an Artistic Director, or other partnership role, is a plus.
  • Demonstrated general understanding of choral music business.  Prior experience working within the arts and/or music genres is a plus.
  • Proven track record of increased community engagement, including outreach programs and relationship management.
  • Proven track record in developing and executing fundraising strategies, including grant writing and corporate and individual sponsorships.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent professional experience.
  • Technological literacy (MS Office fluency, understanding of social media)
  • Attitude and Follow-Through, commitment to excel and a positive attitude combined with energy and enthusiasm which drives the Mission of the organization.
  • Solid business communication and presentation skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Reporting Structure

The ED reports directly to the Board of Directors and acts as a liaison between staff and the Board.  He/She is expected to attend all meetings of the full board, as well as selected standing committee meetings, to assist the President in developing agendas, and to offer prompt and thoughtful responses to requests for information from Board members.

*This is a general overview of the position and this document is not all inclusive of the required duties and responsibilities of the position. Daily responsibilities, working conditions, key metrics and benefits will all be defined in detail in another document.

 

The University of Akron

Director of Media Relations
The University of Akron is looking for a dynamic and creative leader who can bring a strategic approach to the media relations effort. The Director of Media Relations will manage media outreach and implement strategies and tactics to enhance UA’s image and visibility and the public’s appreciation for the accomplishments of students, faculty and leadership in advancing the mission and vision of the University. You will direct the media relations staff to align media outreach with the goals of the University and to respond effectively to the needs of diverse media outlets. Working closely with the Chief Communications Officer, you will align external communications with campus communications to ensure consistency and effectiveness of messaging. You will be required to understand the rapidly-changing media landscape and adapt communications strategies to ensure increased positive visibility for the University in traditional and new media.  In addition you will assist in managing crisis communications processes and procedures, as well as other duties as assigned. You will need to be on call 24/7.

The position requires a relevant bachelor’s degree, a minimum of five years of experience in media relations, public relations, or relevant communications, and the ability to work well with diverse constituencies. You will need excellent communications skills and the skill sets required for effective storytelling. Experience in direct supervision as the position is a first-line supervisor is required.

At The University of Akron you will find excellence in the breadth and quality of our 302 academic degree programs, for the more than 27,000 students representing 48 U.S. states and 78 foreign countries.  They’re a culturally diverse group and they come from a broad economic spectrum.  Here you will find a metropolitan setting that places you in the heart of a dynamic, regional economy, and in sync with the pulse of business, government and the community.  Most important, here you will discover energy in the high-tech classrooms of our new academic buildings, in our new Student Union and Student Recreation and Wellness Center, and among the 200 student organizations on campus.  Excellence, opportunity and energy.  You will find all three at The University of Akron.

To apply for the position go to: http://www.uakron.edu/im/posting.dot

 

WKSU

News Director Position number 989840

Duties and Responsibilities:

Opportunity to oversee news and information programming; responsible for the structure and strategy that will ensure WKSU remain crucial part of Northeast Ohio’s context, understanding, and sense of community.
Position includes overall direction and planning, hiring, training, coaching, editing and story conceptualizing and working with other departments at the station and in the community to broaden and deepen our reach. Will develop and set daily, weekly, and long-term scheduled stories to ensure a balance of coverage that includes breaking news and contextual features; manage vacation and holiday schedules to maintain coverage of on-air shifts and/or news coverage.

Other:

Kent State University is a public research university located in Kent, OH.  Kent State is one of the largest universities in Ohio with an enrollment of 42,185 students in the eight campus-system and 27,855 students at the main campus in Kent.  Kent State offers such notable programs as nursing, liquid crystals, business, history, library science, aeronautics, journalism and fashion design. Kent State is ranked by the Carnegie Foundation as one of the top 77 public research universities in the US and one of the top 76 in community engagement.

To Apply:

Apply on line at www.Kent.edu.
All documents submitted to Kent State University for employment opportunities are public records and subject to disclosure under the Ohio Public Records Law.   EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER

 

Senior Sales Associate Position number 995770

Duties and Responsibilities:

Opportunity to develop new underwriters and cultivate relations with current underwriters for public radio sponsorships in support of on-going programs, limited series and specials, pledge programming, and social events.
Will meet with client representatives to present service and product information, write and review proposals, pricing solutions and sales agreements including contracts and prepare orders and copy for sponsors. Will provide sponsors with ultimate customer service and persistent follow-up activity, including contract renewals, fulfilling sponsorship event detail and working with traffic for order fulfillment and billing.

Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field; Master’s degree preferred; four to five years relevant experience.  Knowledge of public radio.

Other:

Kent State University is a public research university located in Kent, OH.  Kent State is one of the largest universities in Ohio with an enrollment of 42,185 students in the eight campus-system and 27,855 students at the main campus in Kent.  Kent State offers such notable programs as nursing, liquid crystals, business, history, library science, aeronautics, journalism and fashion design. Kent State is ranked by the Carnegie Foundation as one of the top 77 public research universities in the US and one of the top 76 in community engagement.

To Apply:

Apply on line at www.Kent.edu

 

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