Archive for July, 2012
From Appalachian Center for Craft . . . I am writing to seek your assistance in finding a dynamic and committed individual to serve as director at the Tennessee Tech University Appalachian Center for Craft. The search that was begun last spring was not concluded, and due to the absence during the summer of faculty members essential to the search committee, the search has been extended. We will begin screening applicants again after August 17, 2012.
I was the director of the Craft Center through the 1990′s, and have returned here for several years as interim director from my faculty position at TTU. I look forward to working closely with a new Craft Center director as chair of Tennessee Tech’s newly formed Department of Art. The director will retain the independent budget and operation of the Craft Center’s workshops, galleries, artists in residence, educational outreach, and various special events and community programs, while I advocate for the Bachelor of Fine Arts program as Chair of Art. The Craft Center provides a unique setting for BFA students to experience the highest level of studio instruction while interacting with public programs that promote excellence in contemporary craft in the surrounding region, and in national craft communities. New and expanded art programs are being planned at TTU as well. Students in Craft Center degree programs will have more diverse curricular opportunities without diminishing their Craft Center studio concentrations. The Craft Center director will be able to focus on developing the Craft Center’s presence in the international craft community as never before.
I have attached a ACC Director Flyer outlining the director position and application procedures. If you know of anyone who would be a strong prospect to lead the Craft Center into a new phase of growth, please pass on the flyer and ask them to contact me.
It is important to note too the source of this information: www.artsusa.org It provides national down to local indexing and is an important source of information for arts administrators.
Interesting posts from the National Arts Marketing Project (www.artsmarketing.org)
Source: LinkedIn’s 2011 National Arts Marketing Project Conference Group
Position: Director of Public Relations and Events
The Fresno Historical Society located in Fresno, California is seeking a full-time Director of Public Relations and Events. The Director of Public Relations and Events oversees planning, development and staging of all events, including the Society’s major annual fundraiser, the Civil War Revisited, and oversees planning, development and execution of the Society’s marketing and public relations. More information about the Fresno Historical Society may be found at valleyhistory.org.
Major Tasks and Responsibilities:
• Works closely with Director, Committee chairpersons and members to plan, implement and execute fundraisers
• Develops a comprehensive project plan for events, programs and campaigns, including marketing, timeline and logistics
• Prepares event income and expense budgets, and monitors all financial details, including billing and collection of event sponsor pledges
• Solicits and stewards potential sponsors, underwriting and in-kind donations
• Ensures that all event-related financial details, including coordination and reconciliation with the Society Accountant, are handled on a timely basis
• Coordinates with graphic designer on creation and distribution of all collateral pieces – direct mail, invitations, flyers, email blasts, sponsorship packets and media packets
• Develops and carries out all event components/details, including rentals, correspondence with vendors, schedules, etc.
• Identifies staff and volunteer assistance needed to effect successful events
• Develops strategies to increase contributed revenues
• Media contact for Society events and programs
• Manages website (makes changes and additions to content and photos)
• Manages social networking efforts
• Works closely with Director and Membership Coordinator in creating and developing event correspondence (eg membership, thanks, appeals)
• Manages interns
• Promotes and manages Society’s brand
• BA/BS Degree and/or equivalent education and experience.
• Two to four years experience in special event planning and coordination
• Demonstrated experience in developing and managing event budgets
• Ability to handle multiple tasks, prioritize and stay organized to ensure timely and accurate work
• Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Excellent analytical and organizational skills
• Must be available to work occasional evenings and weekends.
• Working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs, email, and online social media marketing tools
How to Apply:
Interested and qualified candidates may email their cover letter and resume to Ruth Lang, Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to the Fresno Historical Society, Attention: Ruth Lang, 7160 W. Kearney Boulevard, Fresno, CA. 93706. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.