Adding a job/volunteer or call for artists posting is free for all Shoreline Arts Alliance members.

Non Members can post opportunities at the rate of $10 per week. 

Updated on: February 4th, 2020

Job and Volunteer Opportunities

SEASONAL MUSEUM GUIDES

State of Connecticut, Department of Economic & Community Development

The State of ConnecticutDepartment of Economic and Community Development, is seeking museum guides to be stationed at one of the agencies’ four State Museums: Eric Sloane Museum (Kent), Old New-Gate Prison and Copper Mine (East Granby), the Prudence Crandall Museum (Canterbury), and the Henry Whitfield Museum (Guilford). The museum guides will report to the staff person in charge of the site. This is a 37.5 hour/week position and requires weekend work. Individual work schedules will be determined by the site supervisor, however the work week will begin on Wednesday or Thursday and run through Sunday or Monday. Some holiday work will be required. The summer season begins on or about May 1 and ends on or about November 1, 2020. Applications must be received through the state job portal by midnight on March 31, 2020.

 

For information and to apply, click here, or visit https://www.jobapscloud.com/CT/sup/bulpreview.asp?R1=200306&R2=5704VR&R3=001.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Community Music School

General Responsibilities:

The Executive Director is the School’s chief professional officer, and implements the strategic vision articulated by the Board, fulfills its programmatic mission, and manages its overall administrative and program operations. The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors and directly supervises 25+ staff and faculty.

 

Specific Responsibilities:

Financial Management

  • Prepare, with input from the Finance Committee, an annual operating and capital budget

  • Run the organization in a fiscally responsible manner within the Board approved budget

  • Develop pricing strategies for all lessons and classes

  • Prepare an accurate and timely set of monthly financial statements for presentation to the Board

  • Oversee the maintenance of financial management systems necessary to the efficient running of the organization

  • Assure prompt preparation of year end reports to all required governmental agencies and funders

  • Oversee scholarship and financial aid award process

 

Fund Development

  • Develop and lead the implementation of an annual development plan to secure funds

  • Write grant applications and reports to fund new or existing school programs

  • Coordinate special events focused on raising funds and assist the Board in all fundraising efforts, providing presence at key donor meetings, office support, mailings, publicity, etc.

  • Oversee development and maintenance of fundraising mailing lists and database

  • Execute biannual appeal mailings

  • Maintain awareness of fundraising opportunities in the community, applying for donations as appropriate

 

Program Administration

  • Development and implementation of all programmatic and pricing strategies

  • Coordinate execution and logistics of all programs

  • Oversee associated marketing, facilities, and registration activities to ensure success of programs

  • Oversee administrative support to address scheduling, room assignments, and student assignment process

  • Act as ombudsman for the resolution of complaints and disputes between parents, faculty, and admin staff

  • Oversee administrative aspects of student/faculty performances including providing marketing, securing appropriate performance venues, and ticket sales (if applicable)

  • Where possible, attend recitals and concerts sponsored by the school

 

Personnel Management

  • Supervise, train, and evaluate all administrative staff and faculty, including hiring and firing as needed

  • Orient new faculty members and staff in CMS procedures and maintain an employee handbook

  • Maintain employee records

  • Oversee support services to faculty members, including administrative support, recital programs, and communications with students

  • Communicate with faculty members regarding operations, procedures, and events on an ongoing basis

  • Lead semiannual faculty meetings

 

Facilities Management

  • Act as representative of CMS to the owner’s association on matters requiring their attention or input

  • Ensure facility related issues are dealt with in an efficient and timely manner, escalating issues to owner’s association when necessary

  • Oversee maintenance of non-owner’s association matters in a timely manner

  • Ensure East Lyme studio is kept tidy and in good condition as no other staff are present in that location

  • Maintain all piano humidifiers and water them on a regular basis

 

Marketing & Public Relations

  • Development of annual marketing and public relations strategy to publicize CMS in order to insure planned student enrollment

  • Implement marketing and public relations strategy, including CMS website, social media, print advertising, school mailings, community bulletin boards, biannual newsletter, press releases, calendar listings, digital marketing, email campaigns, etc.

  • Execute all graphic design including flyers, invitations, digital marketing materials, newsletters, etc.

  • Represent the school at public events; act as a spokesperson for the organization’s artistic purpose via speaking engagements, public and social appearances, and at fundraising events and solicitations

  • Maintain relationships with community partners including local libraries, community centers, public schools, senior centers, board of trade, government agencies, etc.

 

Board Development

  • Prepare for and attend monthly board meetings

  • Serve as a member of each subcommittee of the board and attend all committee meetings

  • Prepare reports for board meetings, including: Executive Director’s report, development report, program report, and board evaluation report

  • Consult with appropriate trustees or officers on matters requiring their input

  • Prepare information packets for prospective board members, and binders for new board members

 

Qualifications:

Experience Required

  • Bachelor’s degree required; with focus in music, arts, or administration;  master’s degree preferred

  • Minimum of 3-5 years of senior management experience in a nonprofit organization, preferably in the performing arts

  • Demonstrate success in fundraising

  • Some experience with graphic design and/or digital marketing

 

Knowledge and Skills Required

  • Knowledge of fiscal management and nonprofit management

  • Strong organizational and administrative skills

  • Very comfortable with computers and technology, including database management

  • Ability to plan, set goals and objectives, organize resources and follow through

  • Ability to interact with internal and external stakeholders in a positive manner

  • Ability to give direction and guidance, have the confidence to enforce rules and regulations, but be flexible in order to preserve a positive community brand image and stakeholder satisfaction

  • Ability to see the big picture and envision the completed project and collaboratively celebrate jobs well done by the entire team

 

Additional Attributes Desired

  • Belief in and commitment to the mission of CMS

  • Openness to change and new ideas; willingness to explore alternate view points and proposals and facilitate the development of collaborative solutions

  • Enjoy working with children, older people, and families

  • Energy and enthusiasm

Resumes and cover letters can be emailed to info@cmsct.org

Call for  Artists

September 04, 2019

Call for Guilford Artists to Exhibit work at Guilford Town Hall

Shoreline Arts Alliance

Shoreline Arts Alliance is currently seeking a Guilford based artist to exhibit work at the Guilford town hall. Work can be on exhibit for 1 - 3 months depending on length of time requested by the artist. Work that is focused on Guilford, landscapes, history, or Connecticut are encouraged to apply, some work may not fit the setting but we ask that you submit just to be sure. 

Exhibition dates range from November 2019 - Summer of 2020. Specific dates can be set between Artist and the Shoreline Arts Alliance staff. 

Please send an email to Whitney at communications@shorelinearts.org in order to submit examples of your work.

September 04, 2019

Call for Shoreline Based Artist for Exhibition at Women and Family Life

Shoreline Arts Alliance

Shoreline Arts Alliance is seeking several artists for upcoming exhibitions at Women and Family Life Center in Guilford, CT. Artists must reside in the Shoreline towns ranging from New Haven to New London. Women, especially women of color, are strongly encouraged to submit work for any of the upcoming exhibitions at this location. 

Exhibition dates are available throughout all of 2020. 

To submit work for consideration please email Whitney at communications@shorelinearts.org. Work that is strongly focused on women, family, home life, children, landscapes, or portraits will be considered. 

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