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Job and Volunteer Opportunities

June 17, 2021

 

Program Director

Now Hiring Program Director Full-Time, starting August 30, 2021 Oddfellows Playhouse Youth Theater, founded in 1975 and based in Middletown, Connecticut, is committed to youth development and social justice through the performing arts. Through after-school programs, productions, residencies, neighborhood troupes, and community events over 1500 young people are engaged annually in a broad spectrum of arts and community-building activities. We believe that access to high-quality arts experiences is a fundamental right. Throughout its history, Oddfellows has remained committed to artistic excellence and social change.

 

The Playhouse’s mission has three parts: 1) an artistic dimension to provide high-quality theater by and for young people; 2) an educational dimension to promote the growth of young people--in skills, knowledge, and self-confidence--through the performing arts; and 3) a social action dimension to offer opportunities especially to underserved and at-risk youngsters to promote the development of a genuinely multiracial, multicultural society. Individual Playhouse programs must address at least one of these broad goals; Playhouse activities as a whole must address all three.

 

The Program Director is responsible for overseeing day to day programming for Oddfellows Playhouse. Programs include afterschool & Saturday classes, 3 – 4 mainstage productions each season, the Summer Children’s Circus of Middletown, Neighborhood-based Troupes, and partnerships and contracts with other organizations, including the Connecticut Office of the Arts, the Middletown Arts and Culture Office, the Middletown Public Schools and the YMCA. This position reports directly to the Executive Artistic Director, and works with all staff, contracted artists, interns and volunteers to realize the vision of the organization. As 1 of 3 full-time positions at the Playhouse, the Program Director is central to putting our mission into practice and steering the organization into the future. Duties include but are not limited to: Arts Education: Supervising curriculum and programs throughout the year. Planning and developing programs in consultation with the Artistic Director, Managing Director, teaching staff, and Program committee.

 

Teaching/directing and/or designing productions and programs across age-groups. Continuing your own professional development and growth Communications: Ensure clear, consistent communications to families and participants. Marketing of programs & productions. Lead Recruitment & Outreach efforts for all programs. Ensure that website and social media are up-to-date and active. Program Administration: Maintain building use schedule and schedule of off-site and contracted activities. In partnership with Artistic and Managing Director, contract & supervise Teaching Artists, Directors, Designers and other staff for all programs. Ensure consistent implementation & evaluation of all programs, and maintain records of all programs. Recruit & Manage work-study teaching assistants, interns & program volunteers. Coordinate with Middletown bus company (DATTCO) on after school bussing to OP. Coordinate orientation and training for teaching artists and other after-school staff. Coordinate programming for the Artist’s Hub, a partnership with the CT Office of the Arts to provide resources to teaching artists in the State. Organizational: Help maintain the building/spaces in a neat, organized & fun state. Assist with Special Events and productions as needed. Support Board Committees as needed. Contribute to planning & implementation of new programs. The ideal candidate: *Has an attention to detail coupled with an ability to see the big picture. *Is completely reliable. *Communicates clearly and compassionately with families, students and staff. *Understands the unique attributes of teaching performing arts. *Finds joy in nurturing an environment that is creative, fun and safe. *Has administrative skills and understands current technology like Google Drive etc. *Has experience as a teacher and an artistic practice and training in the performing arts. *Ideally, has run successful theater education programs and has management experience. *Is comfortable maintaining safety protocols and managing children’s behavior. *Enjoys working in a fluid, diverse environment. *Is imaginative, self-motivated and expressive of your opinions. *Has a positive attitude and will represent the organization well. *Is committed to social justice and believes that access to high-quality arts experiences and training should be available to everyone. People of color are encouraged to apply. Spanish a plus. Must be available to work by August 30, 2021.

 

Oddfellows Playhouse is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Playhouse will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

 

Please send a cover letter and resume to info@oddfellows.org by July 15. Full-Time position: General hours are 10am-6pm, with some nights and weekends when needed and during productions and events. Starting salary $45,000 plus HRA Health Benefit.

June 1, 2021

 

Director of Finance, Goodspeed Musicals

Seeking a Director of Finance to oversee and manage all financial systems of the organization, with an annual budget of approximately $10M. The successful candidate will have an anticipated start date of August 1, 2021. The Director of Finance has the primary responsibility for Goodspeed Musicals' finance operations, including day-to-day, month-end, and quaterly accounting processes and financial reporting; creation and monitoring of detailed budgets and forecasts; supervising accounts payable/receivable, payroll, and benefits management; managing the annual audit, 990 preparation, and state charitable registrations; preparing and assisting with grant budgets and reports, government and charitable aid applications, and preparation for and liaising with the Board and Board Committees as needed. Qualified applicants will have 5+ years of experience in accounting; experience leading and preparing a non-profit organization through annual audit; ability to effectively present complex financial information and respond to questions with stakeholders at various levels; and a keen understanding of non-profit finance practices. Salary is between $80,000-$90,000/annual DOE, full-time, exempt, benefits-eligible. For the full job posting, please visit www.goodspeed.org/about/career-opportunites

 

Send cover letter, resume, and professional references to jobs@goodspeed.org. Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the community we serve. Goodspeed Musicals is committed to creating an equitable, inclusive, and accessible workplace environment, and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, non-gender binary/trans individuals, BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color), and people with disabilities are STRONGLY encouraged to apply!

June 1, 2021

Company Manager, Goodspeed Musicals

Seeking a Company Manager to oversee all Company Management functions and activities for the organization. The successful candidate will be able to begin by August 1, 2021. Primary duties consist of planning and administering the housing, transportation, care, and hospitality for all artists residing on/visiting Goodspeed campus; planning and managing all department
programming; and supervising all hiring for department needs. Qualified applicants will have a theatre or hospitality degree or at least 3+ years of work in a hospitality or company management
position; demonstrated ability to plan and manage multiple priorities with strict deadlines; and the ability to behave professionally, discreetly, and patiently in a fast-paced environment. Salary is between $18-22/hr DOE, full-time, exempt, benefits-eligible. For the full job posting, please visit www.goodspeed.org/about/career-opportunities.
Send cover letter, resume, and professional references to jobs@goodspeed.org.

 

Our goal is to be
a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the community we serve. Goodspeed Musicals is committed to creating an equitable, inclusive, and accessible workplace environment and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, non-gender-binary/
trans individuals, BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color), and people with disabilities are STRONGLY encouraged to apply!

May 5, 2021

Digital Content Specialist (Visual Media Designer 2), State of Connecticut, Department of Transportation, Newington, CT

The Digital Content Specialist will be tasked with developing, implementing, tracking and optimizing the Department of Transportation digital marketing and communications across all digital channels. This position is a part of the Office of Communications team and will be responsible for building a brand identity and online presence through the creation and dissemination of multimedia content online.

This position is a fantastic opportunity for an accomplished communications and artistic professional to develop original content that is customer centered, equitable and inclusive.

This position requires experience in commercial or illustration art, or engineering drafting. In addition, experience in planning, designing, and preparing scale models and/or exhibits for public events or display is also required. College training in fine arts or commercial art can be substituted for up to 4 years of the required general experience.

For more information, applicants can visit:   https://www.jobapscloud.com/CT/sup/bulpreview.asp?R1=210427&R2=9123ET&R3=001

Call for  Artists

The Galleries @ WORK_SPACE (903 Main Street, Manchester, CT) invite New England artists of all levels of experiences and all mediums to submit to our upcoming themed exhibits in the Main Street Gallery as well as to have their work displayed in our non-traditional art spaces throughout our coworking, meeting and gallery space in the heart of downtown.

June 7 - July 30 - JUNETEENTH: The Art of Independence (Main Street Gallery)
Juneteenth has long been celebrated in the African American community; however, many are still unaware the historic significance of our nation’s second Independence Day. In this exhibit artists help us celebrate independence, resiliency and Black lives while shining a light on the injustices that prevent true equity.
10a-2p Open Houses: June 12 and July 10
Art submissions due May 17.

Aug. 1 - Sept. 24 – STAYCATION: Love Local (Loop Gallery & Creative Commons)
Quarantine has few silver linings, but one is that we’ve been forced to become tourists in our own backyard who actively support local businesses, walk on local trails, play in local parks and seek out local Instagram-worthy sights. Through this exhibit we get to see our homes and hometowns through new eyes.
10a-2p Open Houses: Aug. 1 (Cruisin’), August 14 and Sept. 11
Art submissions due July 15.

Dec. 3 – Feb.28, 2022 Perspectives of Home (Main Street Gallery)
This art show explores how our personal experiences of home influences our broader sense of place, community, and belonging. Exhibit will include material from a research study on the history of migration, settlement, housing and community formation in Manchester.
10a-2p Open Houses: Dec. 11, Jan. 8, Feb. 12
Art submissions due Nov. 15

Spectrum Art Gallery is calling for art for their next show – Abstracting Nature.

Spectrum is looking for pieces in all mediums including photography that show through an artists’ technique and craft impressionistic and abstracted views of nature in all of its variety, color and abundance. Submit early since the gallery can fill quickly. Abstracting Nature is a 7-week show opening May 14 and closing July 3, 2021. Receiving begins on May 2 through May 6, no receiving on Friday May 7th.

To submit work for consideration please view submittal information at https://spectrumartgallery.org/artist-submission-form/and e-mail Barbara@spectrumartgallery.org. Please put the title of the show in the subject line when submitting. Submit early since the gallery can fill quickly. The gallery store is always looking to expand its relationships with artisans who do not need to follow the gallery show themes, however, seasonal items are encouraged.

Madison Green Autumn Arts Festival and Group Gallery Show Call for Artists 2021

Arts Center Killingworth and Spectrum Gallery announce a Call for Representational and Abstract Painters, Sculptors, Illustrators, Photographers, Original Printmakers, Fabric Artists, Glass and Wood Artisans, Jewelry Designers and Crafters for the 2021 Madison Town Green Outdoor Autumn Arts Festival. Open to visual artists working in oil, acrylic, watercolor, photography, pencil and charcoal, paper, mixed media, fabric, glass, wood, stone and clay. Artists now have the option to use their own tents or rent space under one of our larger ones. We will have 4 group tents but space is limited under these tents.
Dates, Time & Location: Saturday October 9, 10am-5pm ad Sunday October 10, 11am-5pm, Madison Town Green, Boston Post Road, Madison, CT.
Submission Deadline: October 1, 2021
Submission Process: To ensure a variety of work at the Festival, there is a maximum of 75 Exhibitors, limited by medium. Email jpegs and a short bio to barbara@spectrumartgallery.org, full prospectus made be found at: https://spectrumartgallery.org/future-exhibitions/, or this link: View Prospectus

There is also a group gallery show for artists and artisans participating in the Madison Green Autumn Arts Festival on October 9 and 10. Only artists participating in the Madison Arts Festival are invited to submit for this show. There is no specific theme. Both the Madison Arts Festival and the gallery group show are wonderful opportunities to become involved with Spectrum Art Gallery.
Date and Location of Group Gallery Show: Friday, September 17 – Sunday, November 7, 2021, Spectrum Art Gallery, 61 Main Street, Centerbrook, CT 06409
Submission Deadline: September 10, 2021

Essex Town Green Summer Arts Festival Call for Artists 2021

Arts Center Killingworth and Spectrum Gallery announce a Call for Representational and Abstract Painters, Sculptors, Illustrators, Photographers, Original Printmakers, Fabric Artists, Glass and Wood Artisans, Jewelry Designers and Crafters for the 2021 Essex Town Green Outdoor Summer Arts Festival. Open to visual artists working in oil, acrylic, watercolor, photography, pencil and charcoal, paper, mixed media, fabric, glass, wood, stone and clay.
Dates, Times, Location: Sat, June 19 (10-5pm); Sun, June 20 (11-5pm) Essex Town Green, 12 Main Street, Essex CT
Submission Deadline: June 6, 2021
Submission Process: To ensure a variety of work at the Festival, there is a maximum of 40 Exhibitors, limited by medium. Email jpegs and a short bio to barbara@spectrumartgallery.org. Full Prospectus can be found at: View Prospectus. https://spectrumartgallery.org/future-exhibitions/

Shoreline ArtsTrail Call For Artists 2021

Are you a professional artist looking to increase awareness and sales opportunities for your work? If so, come join a supportive, engaging, like-minded group of accomplished artists and peers participating in the Shoreline ArtsTrail’s 21th annual Open Studios Weekend on November 13 and 14, 2021. Get exposure, interact with buyers of all ages, and share your time and talents with art lovers in your own studio. Approximately 40 plus member artists who live and work in Branford, Guilford and Madison show and sell their work during this weekend, now a tradition for so many families and followers!

Artists with media such as paintings, ceramics, glass, jewelry, sculpture, photography, textiles, paper and wood are invited to apply for this event. Artists will be considered based on their mastery of methods and materials and professionalism. All considered art must be handmade by the artist. Potential members will be juried by a panel of artists for acceptance into the group.

Says member artist Barbara Shulman-Kirwin, “I love being a SAT member! It allows us to interact with the public in our studios and show how we create. It is also a fabulous way to connect with other artists and be part of a supportive, friendly, helpful and fun arts community. SAT is truly a win-win!”

Among the benefits of becoming a member are: inclusion on the ArtsTrail brochure/map and website, statewide publicity via print and online,15,000 brochures/maps distributed throughout Connecticut, and year-round marketing, networking, and social media opportunities.

If you would like to apply for this Call for Entry go to www.shorelineartstrail.com under ‘Call to Artists’. Fill out the online form and submit via email five images of your work (jpgs) and resume to: janinemr1@yahoo.com

Deadline for application is April 15, 2021. For more information call 203.605.2440

Spectrum Art Gallery of Centerbrook, CT is seeking art for their new exhibit “Entanglements”

The 6-week show opens March 19 and continues through May 2, 2021.

Spectrum is calling for art including photography both representational and abstract that illustrates the complexities of how we can intertwine ourselves with objects or other people. The images can be imaginative or realistic…circus performers and dancers are some examples. Surprise us with your take on this idea.

Submit early since the gallery can fill quickly. The gallery store is always looking to expand its relationships with artisans who do not need to follow the gallery show themes,  however, seasonal items are encouraged. To submit work for consideration please view submittal information at   https://spectrumartgallery.org/artist-submission-form/and e-mail Barbara@spectrumartgallery.org. Please put the title of the show in the subject line when submitting.  

Call for Artists

Spectrum Art Gallery is seeking art for their new 2021 exhibit “The Human + Animal Bond. We all bond with animals both wild and domesticated.  During months of quarantine this bond for many of us kept us sane and hopeful.  But even before the pandemic this bond was evident everywhere—in stories, films, books and art.  We awake to birds singing.  Tell our pets our secrets near the fireplace.  Cover our ears at the shrieks of jackals taking down their prey and cover our eyes to not view the unnecessary killing of animals.

Spectrum is calling for art in all mediums including photography that expresses these ideas.  Submit early since the gallery can fill quickly. The show opens January 22, 2021, receiving is January 10-14.  The gallery store is always looking to expand its relationships with artisans who do not need to follow the gallery show themes,  however, seasonal items are encouraged. To submit work for consideration please view submittal information at https://spectrumartgallery.org/artist-submission-form/and e-mail Barbara@spectrumartgallery.org. Please put the title of the show in the subject line when submitting.  Thank you.

Call for Guilford Artists to Exhibit work at Guilford Town Hall

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.

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

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.