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Development Manager

Description & Responsibilities

Children’s Museum of the Arts is searching for a Development Manager to play a key role in CMA’s fundraising. Reporting to the Director of Development, he/she will be responsible for key department areas particularly special events and annual appeal, as well as donor research, grant writing and management, and administrative duties. The Development Manager will be detail-oriented, a problem-solver, and a creative thinker. He/she should be comfortable both with deskwork and public events, can work independently while being part of a team, be able to manage interns and co-workers in event planning, and possess a mature attitude reflective of the professional standards of the museum. At least five years of progressively responsible, well-rounded experience in non-profit development is required.

 

Primary Responsibilities and Duties

Special Events:

The Development Manager will be primarily responsible for managing and overseeing fundraising special events, including a Spring Benefit/Street Fair and a Fall Auction Benefit.

Together with other organizational departments, plan and coordinate other special events, including exhibition openings, corporate events, monthly Cultural Festivals and other development events.

Maintain the invitation and RSVP lists for all events; ensure donor experience is of the highest quality.

Assist in building host committees, soliciting in-kind donations, coordinating vendors and contracts, overseeing invitation design and distribution, managing income intake gift processing, and soliciting corporate sponsorships.

Oversee volunteers for events.

 

Grants Management:

The Development Manager will assist the Director of Development in overseeing a portfolio of various foundation, government, corporate and individual donors, including writing renewals, drafting reports, acknowledgments, memberships and benefits, fulfillment, and board requests.

Prepare budgets and funder lists as required by donors; maintain and update government pre-qualification requirements.

Maintain supplemental/attachments folder, log-in and password updates, and specific organization and program info that may be useful for proposals and reports; work with artistic and education staff to ensure evaluations and reports comply with funder requirements.

Identify and develop new institutional and individual prospects with support of the development and artistic team.

Coordinate site-visits and funder audits; help prepare or do presentations for donors as needed.

Maintain a culture of prompt donor acknowledgement and ongoing engagement; ensure that proper acknowledgments and recognition opportunities are extended to donors; and implement appropriate follow-up activities.

Maintain oversight of all credits including online, flyers, programs, signage, etc.

Assist in annual appeal and other mailings.

 

Administrative:

Oversee yearlong internship program involving a cycle of at least 4-5 interns throughout the year.

Help maintain a fundraising calendar, including gift tracking, updates on donor information, fulfillment, acknowledgment and donor credits.

Manage donor data input and pull reports for PatronManager database.

Maintain files and records, ensuring digital and hard copy files are up to date.

Work with Director of Development on budget matters, including receipts processing, department expense tracking, P&L reconciliations and special events budgets.

Coordinate with Design team to develop programs, fundraising decks, donor appeals, and other development materials.

Develop a strong connection with institutional communications/marketing to help ensure key messages and design standards are maintained and that appropriate donor recognition and announcements are handled in accordance with the donor’s wishes.

Perform other related duties as required.

Qualifications

Qualifications/Requirements:

  • At least 5 years of progressively responsible development experience;
  • Excellent writing skills;
  • Articulate with proven ability to write effectively and speak persuasively;
  • Solid integrity and devotion to team efforts;
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and exceptional organizational skills;
  • Pro-active approach, flexibility, and positive, can-do attitude;
  • Ability to learn new procedures on the job without formal training;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and attention to detail;
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and quality expectations, willingness to push limits of existing abilities of the department to meet changing needs;
  • Ability to work calmly within a fast-paced environment;
  • Knowledge of NYC arts/youth funding community is a plus.

Core Competency Requirements:

  • Pro-active team player;
  • Highly organized with superb attention to detail;
  • Resourceful and creative problem-solver;
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and meet deadlines;
  • Consummate relationship building skills within and outside the organization;
  • Must be able to work in a highly entrepreneurial environment;
  • Sense of humor and ability to work calmly and resourcefully within a high-pressure environment and adapt quickly to changing needs;
  • Thorough proficiency in Word, Excel and PowerPoint a must; knowledge of Photoshop and InDesign a plus;
  • Sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse backgrounds of children and families.
  • Bachelor’s degree required

This is a full time exempt position. Salary commensurate to experience. CMA also offers a highly competitive benefits package.

How To Apply

To Apply: Please send a resume, two original, unedited writing samples, and cover letter including salary requirements to: hr@cmany.org.

All applications will be kept in confidence. No calls, please.

Eligible candidates will be contacted by phone or email for an interview. CMA is seeking to hire immediately. We are only seeking full time employees, not contracted firms. No recruiters, please.

CMA is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage candidates from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds to apply.

Media Lab STEAM Teaching Artist

Description & Qualifications

MEDIA LAB STEAM TEACHING ARTIST

The Children’s Museum of the Arts is seeking a creative and enthusiastic part time Teaching Artist with a focus in 3D Printing, STEAM Technologies and Film/Animation. CMA’s Teaching Artists are practicing artists and professionally trained to develop and facilitate projects. Within the framework of CMA’s programming, teaching artists are encouraged to incorporate their own art practices into workshop designs and curriculum.

The ideal candidate will feel comfortable leading classes and workshops in one or more of the following: LittleBits, Video Game Design, Arduino, 3D Printing and Coding. The ideal candidate should also have an expressed interest or basic level of experience in: Animation, Sound Design & Music, and Sculpture as these are elements of our daily programming.

CMA is an exhibition and hands on art-making space for young people ages 1-15 and their families. The mission of the Children’s Museum of the Arts is to introduce children and their families to the transformative power of the arts by providing opportunities to make art side-by-side with working artists. We work to fulfill our mission by providing authentic hands-on art experiences for children with artists, both in our art-filled interactive museum, in the community and by collecting and exhibiting children’s art.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Work directly with Media Lab leadership team to develop new programs.
  • Design curriculum and facilitate workshops and classes.
  • Attend CMA Media Lab department meetings and CMA all-staff meetings.

Qualifications

  • Must be outgoing, energetic, flexible, positive, and passionate about art.
  • Background working with art materials and media equipment.
  • Experience in softwares including: LittleBits, Scratch, Adobe Creative Suite, Final Cut Pro, GarageBand, iStopmotion, Processing, Coding.
  • Experience as an educator and/or a genuine interest in working with students from ages 5-15.
  • Comfortable working in a public setting.
  • Must be self-directed and work well under minimal supervision.
  • Experience with app design and web design is a plus.

 

How to Apply

To apply, please send resume and cover letter to Chloe Sun at csun@cmany.org.

All applications will be kept in confidence. No calls, please.

Visitor Service Associate

Description & Qualifications

CMA is seeking a part time Visitor Services Associate. A cheery and welcoming disposition are essential, as is taking pleasure in working with children in a high-energy environment. The position requires someone who is responsible, reliable, proactive, works well with others, and is comfortable dealing with the public.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Greeting visitors and guiding them to age appropriate areas.
  • Give inquiry-based gallery tours to families.
  • Taking admissions and maintaining the cash register (Gateway ticketing system).
  • Providing information on daily functions of the museum, as well as neighborhood directions and recommendations.
  • Answering phones and directing calls.
  • Answering visitor questions regarding museum programming including art exhibits, classes, and community programs.
  • Ensuring museum safety, particularly in museum play areas.
  • Assisting children, parents, and teaching artists in workshops and art-making.
  • Assisting administrative staff.
  • Gift Shop Sales.
  • Customer service.
  • Maintaining cleanliness of café, stroller parking, restrooms, and other museum areas.

Qualifications

  • 1 to 2 years experience in a customer service environment.
  • Personable demeanor and thrives in a busy, bustling atmosphere.
  • Self-directed and works well under minimal supervision.
  • Comfortable engaging museum visitors.
  • Experience with both Macs and PCs, and aptitude for learning museum technology.
  • Experience with children and the arts preferable.
  • Weekend/Public School Holiday availability a must.

How to Apply

Starting Rate: $12/hour

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to Sean Gilfeather at sgilfeather@cmany.org. No phone calls please.

Fine Arts Public Programs Teaching Artist

Description & Qualifications

Reporting to the Director of Fine Arts and Curator and Manager of Fine Arts, the Fine Arts Public Programs Artist is responsible for helping to develop the creative vision of the Fine Arts Department. He/She is responsible to support the Senior Teaching Artist and Manager of Fine Arts for the day-to-day management of the department’s programming of workshops in the Fine Arts Studio and Gallery. The successful candidate will work to strengthen CMA’s fine arts offerings as well as develop new programming initiatives that will keep CMA current and cutting edge.

Primary Responsibilities and Duties

  • Working with families and children of all ages in the Fine Arts Open Studio.
  • Maintain quality standards for studio and gallery programming, keeping programs fresh and innovative, with a focus on both creative exploration and technique/skill building.
  • Works with program managers to develop, plan, schedule and improve curriculum and programming, for school groups, summer camp, classes, community programs, and in-school residencies, as it relates to fine arts programming.
  • Assist in maintaining the organization of supplies, equipment and materials in Department. Orders supplies and equipment as needed.

Qualifications

  • Must be outgoing, energetic, self-motivated, and passionate about art.
  • Minimum of 2 years experience teaching art to children between the ages of 10 months-15 yrs.
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts, Film/Media or Multi-media is required, an M.A. or M.F.A in related field is preferred.
  • Must have strong people skills and the ability to work well with both children and adults.
  • Must be able to work independently as well as collaboratively on projects with staff and students.
  • Knowledge of NYC arts community as well as an appreciation and knowledge for traditional and contemporary artists and practices (in Fine Art or Media Arts)

 

How to Apply

This position is Fridays 11am – 6pm, Saturdays and Sundays 9am – 5pm, with the possibility for work other days. CMA seeks artists representing an expertise in a wide-variety of mediums.

To apply, please send resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to: Larissa Mellor at lmellor@cmany.org

Community Programs Teaching Artist - Accessibility

Description & Qualifications

CMA’s community programs provide a supportive artistic environment for all children and families. Our programs inspire skills in looking, making and sharing ideas about art in a recreational setting. CMA’s current programs address the needs of families in the NYC child welfare system, families residing in public housing, as well as families of children with physical and developmental disabilities. Working with consulting professionals in art therapy and occupational therapy, CMA is considered a leader in building accessible art-based programming.

CMA’s key Community Programs include
ARTogether: CMA uses arts to rebuild trust and communication among families in the foster care system working towards reunification
RESTART: CMA brings multi-session free art programs for children living in transitional housing
INCLUSIVE WEEKEND CLASSES: Provides opportunities for children with physical disabilities and their siblings to participate in a family program.
Provides opportunities for children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder and their siblings to participate in a family program. The Community Programs Teaching Artist plans and facilitates art-making workshops and classes for children and families in the above programs as well as new program initiatives in the community and schools throughout the year. The Community Programs Teaching Artists reports directly to the Director of Community Programs and work closely to collaborate with contracted occupational therapists and art therapists, fellow teaching artists and interns.

Additionally, the Community Programs Teaching Artist would work with participating families for program evaluations and goal setting. Responsibilities include coordinating documentation, photos and reports necessary for successful programming.

Within the framework of CMA’s programming, Teaching Artists are expected to incorporate process, multi-sensory layers and visual supports into workshop designs and curriculum. Weekend hours are required. The Community Programs teaching artist position is paid hourly with approximately 15-20 hours per week. Initiatives may take place at the museum or at an off-site location.

Qualifications

  • Minimum of 2 years experience teaching art to children with special needs between the ages of 10 months-15 yrs as well as working with at risk families.
  • Graduate degree, or related experiences in fine arts, art therapy, special education, social work, or museum education.
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts, Film/Media or Multi-media is required.
  • Must have strong people skills and the ability to work well with both children and adults.
  • Must be able to work independently as well as collaboratively on projects with staff and students.
  • Knowledge of NYC arts community as well as an appreciation and knowledge for traditional and contemporary artists and practices (in Fine Art or Media Arts).
  • Must be outgoing, friendly and team player.
  • Strong written and verbal skills and able to communicate well with both adults and children.

 

How to Apply

Please send your resume, a brief cover letter, and samples of your artwork to: Michelle López, Director of Community Programs at mlopez@cmany.org. No phone calls please.

Media Lab Teaching Artist

Description & Qualifications

The Children’s Museum of the Arts is seeking a creative and enthusiastic Teaching Artist Assistant with a focus in sculpture and an interest in filmmaking/animation. This is an entry-level position, current students and graduates are encouraged to apply. CMA’s Teaching Artists are practicing artists and professionally trained to develop and facilitate projects. Within the framework of CMA’s programming, teaching artists are encouraged to incorporate their own art practices into workshop designs.The ideal candidate will feel comfortable leading classes and workshops in the following: Clay Sculpture and Stop Motion Animation. This is an hourly, part-time weekend position with potential for ongoing opportunities.

Primary Responsibilities and Duties

  • Work directly with Media Lab leadership team to develop new programs.
  • Design curriculum and facilitate workshops and classes.
  • Attending CMA Media Lab department meetings and CMA all-staff meetings.

Qualifications

  • Strong sculptural background.
  • Must be self-directed and work well under minimal supervision.
  • Must be comfortable working with large volumes of people, particularly children.
  • Strong customer service skills.
  • Experience as an educator and/or a genuine interest in working with students ages 5-15.
  • Comfortable working in a public setting.
  • Must be outgoing, energetic, flexible, positive, and passionate about art.

 

 

How to Apply

Please write a one-page cover letter responding to the following:

Your interest in the Children’s Museum of the Arts and in this position
Your availability (days/times)
Please email your resume, cover letter and online samples of your work to: Chloe Sun, Media Lab Manager, csun@cmany.org

Eligible candidates will be contracted by phone or email for an interview. No recruiters please.

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