Category Archives: Job Opening

Job Opening: Part-time Features Editor for the Poetry Foundation with the option to work remotely

The goal of the Poetry Foundation is to reach and engage a broad audience for poetry and to support the Foundation’s initiatives and programs. The Features Editor helps achieve these goals by providing the editorial expertise necessary to publish smart, lively, and relevant journalism about poetry, and the publishing expertise necessary to ensure a smooth web publishing process.

The Features Editor must be a talented editor with an extensive background in journalism and literature, including English language poetry and poetry in translation. Successful candidates will also be knowledgeable about popular culture.

NOTE: This is a part-time position with the option to work remotely. 

Qualifications:

Extensive experience acquiring, shaping, and editing articles for an online publication or magazine.

Highly creative writer and editor who can develop and sustain the tone and literary quality of the site.

Knowledge of classic and contemporary poetry and poetry in translation.

Detailed understanding of web publishing process, with experience working in a CMS and some knowledge of HTML.

Ability to work under a deadline and to complete administrative tasks meticulously.

Ability to do fast, accurate research.

A general talent for communication and teamwork.

Responsibilities:

Implement online editorial strategy.

Develop and maintain a six-month features calendar that is coordinated with key literary and cultural holidays and Poetry Foundation programs.

Pitch ideas for online features.

Acquire, assign, and edit features, including long-form essays and interviews.

Shepherd features through fact-check, copyedit, and production.

Write headlines and other display copy.

Review site analytics to define annual audience goals and web traffic and ensure published content helps meet those goals.

Coordinate editorial content with other Poetry Foundation programs.

Establish and maintain relationships with all other Poetry Foundation programs in order to acquire and publish content related to Foundation programming.

Maintain tone and literary style of the site.

Define tone for the site through the acquisition of content and creation of copy that reaches and engages a general audience without disinteresting a literary audience.

Provide editorial oversight for all headlines, subheds, and ledes for the site, subject to final approval by Director of Digital Programs.

Research and recruit new writers for online features.

Participate in weekly editorial production process.

Work with Web Producer, define and oversee weekly publishing process.

Maintain and manage features calendar, including the publication of weekly online features and acquisition of images and other media related to feature stories.

Applications accepted until Saturday, September 30, 11:45 pm. More information here.

Job Opening: Kaddatz Galleries Executive Director

Looking for a full-time position at an arts gallery in the Fergus Falls area?

 

The Kaddatz Galleries in Fergus Falls, Minnesota is hiring an Executive Director.

The Executive Director communicates the vision and mission of the Kaddatz Galleries to the regional arts community; directs, coordinates and monitors fundraising programs applicable to the financial needs of the gallery; and supervises the gallery staff to meet annual goals for growth and community engagement.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Communicates and implements the mission and purpose for the Kaddatz Galleries and consistently works with the board of directors, staff and local arts community to accomplish organizational goals.
  • Directs fundraising activities to accomplish budgetary goals. Fundraising activities may include grant-writing, major gift solicitation, direct mail solicitation, membership acquisition and strengthening relationships with funders and donors.
  • Directs the marketing efforts to meet goals and increase awareness of education programs, exhibits and art sales.
  • Manages organizational finances.
  • Works with staff to design and develop educational programs and exhibits. Develops a good working relationship with art professionals when preparing for shows, and focuses on the highest quality display and experience for visitors. Supervises the hanging of a show and consistently monitors the visual appearance of a show.

QUALIFICATIONS 
The ideal candidate will bring insight, energy and a passion for the arts while communicating and advancing the Kaddatz’s vision, value and programming to the community.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Annual and major gift fundraising experience, grant writing, or willingness to learn the basics of fundraising.
  • Bachelor’s degree in art-related field and/or relevant non-profit management experience.
  • Marketing and communications experience.
  • Staff supervision experience.
  • Competency and comfort with standard computer applications.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of nonprofit business operations.

Hours, compensation and benefits: 
This is a full-time salaried position with starting annual salary range of $34,000-$38,000 depending on experience with 80 hours of paid time off annually.

The Kaddatz Galleries is an equal opportunity employer.

Position open until filled 
E-mail letter of interest and resume to info@kaddatzgalleries.org

For more information about the Kaddatz Galleries and the Fergus Falls area, visit: http://kaddatzgalleries.org and http://www.visitfergusfalls.com.

 

Training/Networking Contract Position Open

We are Hiring a Training/Networking Specialist

The Northwest Minnesota Arts Council is hiring a Training/Network Specialist. This is a contract position and is initially for $1,800, to work in May and June.  The contract will then be offered again from July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018 for $11,000.  This contract will involve approximately $9,000 of time at $25.00 an hour and $2,000 of travel.

The first two months (May and June) will be focused on coordination via computer and phone calls.  The contract person must supply his or her own computer and home office environment.  Please submit a letter of interest for this position related to the first and second contracts listed below and your resume.   The deadline to apply is May 2.   Email mara@nwrdc.org.

The first contract from May – June 30, 2017 for $1,800 has six tasks:

  • Set up our new “Bag it: Creative Lunches” networking program.
  • Research a series of trainings related to auditoriums on light, sound, microphones, set, etc.  Use area experts.
  • Coordinate Arts Organizations to learn about Americans for Disabilities Act:  Set-up VSA training in our region.
  • Training Artists to do Artist in Residency work: Set-up COMPAS training in our region for Fall.
  • Train 8 small contract workers to be Springboard Work of Art trainers for our area and Bag It facilitators.
  • Report on progress at June 2018 meeting of NWMAC in writing.

The second contract is from July 2017 – June 2018 for $11,000:

  • Implement Bag It: Creative Lunches starting in September 2018.
  • Implement Auditorium trainings with VSA trainings in Thief River Falls.
  • Coordinate COMPAS training for artists in July, Aug, Sept.
  • Check and continue to train the 8 contract workers implementing Work of Art and Bag It.
  • Art Crawl planning with implementation first weekend in Oct 2018, travel with Executive Director to Meander Art Crawl in Montevideo to experience and learn what works.
  • Coordinate an Arts Expo with organizations from across MN at our Spring 2018 NWMAC Art Exhibit reception weekend.  Including: 1)Placemaking session for cities, artists and arts organizations within Arts Expo. 2) Cinco de Mayo training guide for Cities and Arts Organizations within Arts Expo. 3) Festival training 101 session within Arts Expo.
  • Report on progress at Nov/Dec and June meetings of NWMAC.

We expect that there will be a third contract from July 2018 – June 2019 for $12,000.  Major work actvities will include:

  • Art Crawl implementation first weekend in Oct 2018 with help from Executive Director.
  • VSA training for Arts Organizations continues with check in related to progress on goals.
  • Artist residency training for artists continues with new set of artists.
  • Bag It: Creative Lunches continue and are evaluated.

Looking for an Arts-related job? Job Openings at Minnesota State Arts Board

The Minnesota State Arts Board is seeking strong candidates for two key positions:
· Director, communications and external relations
· Program officer, artist assistance.

Both positions are located in St. Paul.

A brief description of each position, and details on how to submit an application online, can be found on the Arts Board’s Web site: http://www.arts.state.mn.us/about/employment.htm

The deadline for applications is Monday, February 13, 2017.

NWMAC is Hiring Showcase Specialist Contract Position

The Northwest Minnesota Arts Council has an opening for a Showcase Specialist. This is a contract position. Deadline to apply is December 6, 2016. The Showcase Specialist coordinates and installs exhibits. The pay scale is considered a contracted specialist. The work activities take approximately 600 hours a year spread out over 12 months. A contract for $15,000 was issued last year to complete the work activities. There are no benefits.

Skills required: Computer skills with Microsoft programs including Word, Excel, Publisher, Access; social media savvy; patience working with artists; positive team attitude; passion for showcasing the art of our area; high arranger abilities; strong responsibility; correspondence/writing email skills; proven record with self management/monitoring to complete work activities within a contract including time tracking, reporting and evaluation.

The main job activity is coordinating and installing showcases in our gallery in East Grand Forks within the River Walk Artists shop.  Typically this involves eight showcases a year, with five at the time of Art and Wine Walk events.

Main job duties include:

  • Coordinate eight different gallery showcases in East Grand Forks.  Partner with River Walk Artists shop to coordinate five Art and Wine walk receptions.  Plan three additional receptions. Coordinate food and beverage and attendance by the artists featured in our gallery. Attend and evaluate each event.
  • Assist with the display set-up for the Northwest Minnesota Art Exhibit. Attend the reception and help dismantle the exhibit. Select pieces for the traveling exhibit.
  • Arrange dates and locations for the traveling exhibit to area libraries. Move the exhibit from location to location eight times from May through December. Drop off artwork with artists or arrange for the pick-up of artwork.
  • Create a monthly artist opportunities e-newsletter in Constant Contact on-line. Work with the Promotions Specialist in a team effort.
  • Design marketing pieces for showcase projects within the contract.
  • Create press releases and media announcements for projects within the contract.
  • Determine at least one artist workshop per year. Market the workshop and attend.
  • Develop a showcase platform within our website for residency artists and encourage them to participate.
  • Promote and encourage participation in our Artists of Northwest Minnesota booklet
  • Assist in the development and implementation of a networking program for artists, attend training and lead twelve of the sessions in their home community.
  • Provide a print-out of completed work activities each six months in late November and late May; include statistics/evaluation and upcoming events.

To Apply: Submit a cover letter describing how you are qualified to fulfill the contract and send your current resume to our office by December 6, 2016.  If you have questions please contact our office at 218-745-9111, 109 S Minnesota Street, Warren, MN 56732 or email mara@nwrdc.org.