Patron Technology is looking or an Executive Assistant to the CEO and a Regional Account Executive, as well as summer interns. Professor Kelsey has worked with Patron Technology as a client and highly recommends them.
Patron Technology aims to revolutionize the ticketing industry by providing arts and other live entertainment organizations with world-class customer relationship management (CRM), box office ticketing, fundraising, and e-mail marketing technology.
Founded in 2001 by Eugene Carr, the New York City-based company became the leader in e-marketing technology serving arts and non-profit organizations with its first product, PatronMail, used by over 1,500 cultural clients in every state and eight countries overseas.
The Savannah Dance Festival is looking for creative assistance in Marketing, Publicity, Fundraising and Social Media in order to promote our next event, Alex Ketley’s No Hero, a documentary film with live performance on October 26, 2013, at Armstrong Atlantic State University. For more information please see www.alexketley.com.
Please contact Bobbie Shelton @ firstname.lastname@example.org or (912) 656-8435.
A Few Past Sponsorships/Fundraising Events
April 25, 2013: The Savannah Dance Festival sponsored a Master Class and Mini Performance by the Joffrey Concert Group at Savannah Arts Academy. The Joffrey Concert Group is the performance division of the world renowned Joffrey Ballet School. The Joffrey Concert Group, founded in 1981 by Robert Joffrey, performs work of co-founder Gerald Arpino and of its current Artistic Director Davis Robertson, as well as Brian McSween. The JCG is made up of the highest level of trainees at the school who range in age from 17 to 23, with a majority being post high school and pre-professional dancers. Brian McSween, Associate Artistic Director of the JCG, conducted the Master Class.
“Having the Joffrey Concert Group at SAA was such an incredible learning opportunity for our students. They were so inspired by Brian’s teaching and by the dancers’ performance. We are so grateful to the Savannah Dance Festival for providing invaluable exposure to this level of artistry, since many of our students are not able to travel to see companies like Joffrey”, comments Christine Shawl, Director of the Dance Department at SAA.
“In keeping with our mission of inspiring and educating young dance students, we were happy to introduce a group of this caliber to the SAA dance students. We are also grateful to the parents of SAA students who volunteered and opened their homes to the Joffrey dancers during their stay in Savannah” states SDF President, Bobbie Shelton.
September 23, 2012: The film, PINA, was presented in collaboration with the Psychotronic Film Society and was screened three times at the Muse Arts Warehouse with a portion of the ticket sales donated to the Savannah Dance Festival. Wim Wenders’s 3-D dance documentary film is a tribute to the life and work of the late German modern dancer and choreographer, Pina Bausch, who died in 2009. Wenders received an Academy Award nomination for best documentary feature in 2012. The film captures selections of her work performed by members of the Tanztheater Wuppertal, the group that she took over in 1973.
August 12, 2012: The film, First Position, winner of the Best Documentary at the Sundance Film Festival, was screened three times at the Muse Arts Warehouse in collaboration with the Psychotronic Film Society with a portion of the ticket sales donated to the Savannah Dance Festival. Bess Kargman’s award-winning, box office hit documentary, follows six extraordinary dancers as they prepare for the chance to enter the world of professional ballet, struggling through bloodied feet, near exhaustion and debilitating injuries, all while navigating the drama of adolescence. A showcase of awe-inspiring talent, tenacity and passion, First Position a thrilling and moving portrait of the most gifted ballet stars of tomorrow. First Position had its World Premiere at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival and was named the audience choice’s 1st runner-up for Best Documentary. It also won the Jury Prize at the San Francisco Doc Fest, the audience award for Best Documentary at the Dallas International Film Festival, the audience award for Best Documentary at the Portland International Film Festival, and the audience award for Best Documentary at DOC NYC.
February 14, 2012: Casablanca, our first gala fundraiser was held at the Jepson Center on Valentine’s Day and hosted by Stratton and Mary Leopold, owners of Leopold’s Ice Cream. It was catered by Leoci’s and featured commentary by special guest, American Dance Festival Co-Dean, Gerri Houlihan. Ms. Houlihan presented two pieces of her own choreography with dancers from the Florida State University Dance department. They performed alongside local dancers including Savannah Dance Festival founding member, Ms. Karen Burns. Live music was provided by the Jody Espina Jazz Quartet. While in Savannah, Ms. Houlihan conducted a Master Class at Savannah College of Art and Design and Savannah Arts Academy sponsored by the Savannah Dance Festival.
President Pat Alley and Stratton Leopold were interviewed at the event by WJCL News with Jenifer Andrews and the interview was broadcast that evening. A full page photo spread dedicated to the fundraiser was published in the Bunny in the City Sunday column in the Savannah Morning News.
“To Educate, Inspire and Promote the Art of Dance”
Savannah Dance Festival
PO Box 13691
Savannah, GA 31416
A 501 (c) 3 Non-Profit Organization
News from the Southeastern Museum Conference . . .
University students throughout our region are engaged in challenging and important work in southeastern museums. They are doing object-based research, producing exhibits, conducting oral history interviews, creating content for websites, and developing public programs. Building upon the success of SEMC’s popular annual Curatorial Research session, this session will provide a showcase for student work and a way for students to connect and network with experienced museum professionals and other students.
Proposals are now being solicited for 10-minute presentations that will be part of a 75-minute session at SEMC’s 2013 Annual Meeting in Savannah, GA. Up to four presentations will be selected by a jurying committee of southeastern museum professionals. Selected presenters will receive a free SEMC student membership, but will be responsible for their own Annual Meeting registration fees and travel costs.
Instructions: Mail or email the application form below and a copy of your resume to Pam Meister, Curator, Mountain Heritage Center, 150 HF Robinson, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee NC 29723, email@example.com,  227-3192. Visit the website at http://www.semcdirect.net/
Deadline and Notification: Application must be emailed or postmarked by 5 p.m. Friday, August 9, 2013. Applications will be reviewed by the jurying committee and all applicants will receive notification by Monday, August 26, 2013.
Note that recent graduates of the program may also apply. Contact Professor Kelsey for additional information (firstname.lastname@example.org)
On Thursday, May 9, the Department of Arts Administration is hosting a spring quarter Grad.Salon.
About Grad.Salon: “Grad.Salon is an interdisciplinary event designed to give graduate students a place to showcase their thesis research or final project in progress. Each salon features three to four presenters, giving each a chance to reach a larger audience for feedback from outside their department. Come see what our talented grads are working on, enjoy some food, and make connections in the SCAD graduate community.”
As such, three of the four presenations are from our own AADM ranks:
1. SaMil Baker – White Paper: “Finally, A Creative Economy Built on the Arts: The Economic Benefits of Developing the Arts as an Industry”
2. TBA Writing Graduate Student
3. Sarah Wise – “PY – Art from Parkland’s Youth: A juried exhibition featuring art from local high school students in Parkland, Washington”
4. Shyana Shia – “Feasibility Study and Capital Campaign Outline for Savannah Children’s Choir”
Please consider coming by or dialing in from whereever you might be.
Thursday, May 9
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Poetter Hall, room 204
342 Bull Street
Or, via Adobe Connect at http://scadconnect.scad.edu/gradsalonsp13/ Just log in with your SCAD ID or enter as a guest.
The Britt Festivals in Jacksonville, Oregon, has a summer internship opportunity for a really substantial internship in development that would be an outstanding experience for the right student. We are only opening it up to graduate students. The internship will run approximately 10 weeks, full-time, and has a $3600 stipend. We may also be able to provide housing.
Any interested students can contact Rachel Jones Director of Education and Community Engagement at email@example.com for additional information, or can look at the Britt Festivals website: www.brittfest.org/internships .
Classical & Education Development – (Summer)
As a nonprofit organization, Britt Festivals relies on philanthropy from individuals, corporations, foundations, and government sources to provide support for general operations and our unique artistic and education programs including the Britt Classical Festival and the Britt Institute. 40 hours per week with some evening and weekend hours.
Classical & Education Development Intern Job Requirements
- Background and interest in fundraising, donor cultivation, and development
- Outstanding writing and interpersonal communication skills
- Excellent organizational skills and ability to multitask
- Ability to work with a variety of departments and overlapping needs
- Keen strategic thinking skills
- Strong computer skills (Microsoft Office Suite)
The Classical & Education Development Intern will work with the Classical Festival and Education Department heads to develop and begin implementation of a strategic plan for engaging and cultivating a donor base for Britt’s mission-based programming. They will be responsible for assisting the Development staff in a variety of fundraising activities, and for working with department heads to plan communication and messaging strategies, events timelines, and cultivation opportunities.
4th Annual Fast Pitch Competition / Arts Administration Graduate Student Takes Second Place For Her “Beasts of English”
Congrats to Ella van Wyk, an Arts Administration MA Graduate Student, for taking second place in the 4th Annual Fast Pitch Competition sponsored by Creative Coast. Ella was was one of the final 30 contestants this year and she placed second in the category of Student Entrepreneur pitching her illustrated children’s book that helps students of all ages learn grammar. You can view her project in its online form at www.beastsofenglish.wordpress.com.
View the video here.
About the Fast Pitch:
Creative Coast hosted the 4th annual Fast Pitch Competition at the Savannah Morning News auditorium. The Creative Coast is a non-profit organization supported by The City of Savannah and SEDA (Savannah Economic Development Authority). Creative Coast exists to nurture the members of the community engaged in creative or innovative endeavors and to cultivate an environment in which they can thrive. The Fast Pitch event is a competition of 30 finalists who are all in various stages of entrepreneurial ventures. Each contestant gets 3 minutes (exactly) to pitch their idea to a panel of community leaders followed by a Q & A session by a selected panel. There are winners for each category, Local, Early Stage and Student Entrepreneur, and a grand prize winner overall. Each contestant is given a display area to show off their idea/product/venture and they spend the day networking with various investors and community members.
All the pitches will be available for viewing on You Tube shortly. Check out http://fastpitchcompetition.com/ for updates.
The Museum of Design Atlanta announced the winning vignette of The South’s Next Wave: Design Challenge exhibition at its Design Award Party.
Congratulations to Arts Administration M.A. Graduate Student Caryn Grossman of cg creative interiors for being selected.
Read the entire announcement here:
On Sunday, April 7, many SCAD arts administration graduate students and faculty will be in attendance at the Emerging Arts Leaders Symposium at American University in Washington, DC. Information about this symposium can be found here: http://www.american.edu/cas/arts-management/eals/
Beginning Monday, April 8 through the 9th, we will then be participating in the Americans for the Arts’ Arts Advocacy Day also in Washington, DC. Information about this advocacy event can be found here: http://www.artsusa.org/events/2013/aad/default.asp
If you are in the Washington, DC area or wish to travel to DC to participate in either activity, please let me know. We’d like to get all the AADM students and alumni together and meet up and get some “face time” while we are in DC.
Contact Professor Patrick Kelsey (firstname.lastname@example.org or 912-525-6228) if you are interested or if you have questions.
Intern at South Arts This Summer (yes, these are paid internships!)
If you are a college junior or senior, a current graduate student, or a recent college graduate, there are three opportunities for you to intern with South Arts this summer:
ACCOUNTING INTERNSHIP: Newly-offered opportunity for those who have a background in accounting, business, finance or economics and want to obtain experience in a non-profit setting.
GENERAL ARTS ADMINISTRATION INTERNSHIP: Seeking those who want to gain experience in program management, grantmaking, marketing, communications, or fundraising while working with South Arts programs like ArtsReady, Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers, Touring Exhibits, and more.
PERFORMING ARTS EXCHANGE INTERNSHIP: Experience for an individual with a desire to learn more about event management and the performing arts. This internship will work exclusively on the 2013 Performing Arts Exchange.
Job Title: Senior Program Officer, Fulbright US Student Program, Institute of International Education (IIE)
Location: 809 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY, US 10017
Education: Master’s Degree
Career Level: Manager
Category: Grants Management
Job Type: Full-time
Travel: 0 – 25%
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Purpose of Position: To manage Fulbright U.S. Student Program grants to all Eastern and Western European and Eurasian countries (except Germany); to administer all aspects of privately-funded grant programs in these countries. Work is carried out independently under general supervision.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. IIE may add, change, or remove essential and other duties at any time.
Responsible for complying with applicable contract and sponsor requirements and following all IIE policies and procedures
Manages regionally-funded and Commission-funded programs. Works directly with all Fulbright Commissions and Department of State (DOS) Posts in all countries in Eastern and Western Europe (except Germany) and Eurasia. Ensures the successful administration of the program:
- Organizes the online review process for all European and Eurasian committees, including proofreading applications, preparing committees’ access and applications via Embark, emailing instructions to committee members and responding to questions and logistical issues.
- Serves as the chair of National Screening Committees (NSC) for countries within own areas of responsibility – interpreting program requirements and policies, facilitating decision making and ensuring that country preferences are met; evaluates the performance of NSC members; makes recommendations for future participants.
- Transmits NSC recommendations to Commissions/Posts and to the J. William Fulbright Board of Foreign Scholarships.
- Offers awards to principal grantees; establishes budgets and writes grants for students going to non-Commission countries based on the fixed-sum schedule of benefits; advises DOS of amount from available fund to be transferred to Commissions for their grantees; recommends periodic adjustments in grants as cost of living dictates.
- Identifies and nominates to ECA/Commissions/Posts candidates for grants established after competition deadlines; coordinates final selections and award offers.
- Ensures that appropriate DOS offices are kept informed on status of grantees and program budget.
- Participates in pre-departure orientation sessions, mid-year enrichment seminars, and regional training workshops for post and Commission personnel.
- Creates and analyzes follow-up surveys to evaluate effectiveness of enrichment programs.
Supervises grantees during active grant period, advising them of pertinent information and obligations; evaluates mid-term and final reports to assure that terms and purpose of grant have been fulfilled.
- Organizes language funding for Post grantees; issues instructions to grantees, processes reimbursements and maintains records of overall funding.
- Maintains program budget for ETA Workshops and Enrichment Seminars; reviews agendas and provides feedback.
- Oversees budget for tuition reimbursement for full grantees to Russia; communicates costs to DOS and IIE Moscow; assures receipts are received and reimbursements are made.
- Oversees preparation and distribution of all documentation relating to cash grants including award letters, terms and conditions, insurance data, etc.
- Assists in program development activities. Identifies potential opportunities for new programs and writes proposals.
- Assists in training on new projects or databases, including Enterprise and Embark; helps in training new staff on policies and procedures.
- Responsible for reconciling financial reports quarterly; reviewing budgets and annual reports.
- Answers high volume of email and phone inquiries from prospective applicants and Fulbright Program Advisers; advises on grant opportunities and promotes new awards; visits campuses and attends professional conferences for outreach purposes.
- Receives, reviews and approves text for all country program descriptions for the us.fulbrightonline.org website.
- Performs other duties as assigned, including report writing and sharing in the division’s representational assignments.
Administers the UNESCO Fulbright Fellowship program. Works with the UN Foundation Better World Fund in securing funding.
- Develops announcement for the award with UNESCO, identifying placement descriptions for fellows.
- Updates and monitors application and submission process; records applicant data for statistical and reporting purposes.
- Organizes and participates in application review and recommendation process; submits recommendations to UNESCO for final selection.
- Supervises grantees for six month fellowship, manages program budget.
Facilitates supplementary applications for recommended candidates for the Swiss Government Scholarship and the French Ministry Teaching Assistant Program.
Works with Commissions and Posts to identify candidates for private foundation and endowment awards; sets up budget for and supervises these grantees.
A Bachelor’s degree and at least 5 years of progressively responsible administrative and supervisory experience
Experience working or studying in Europe
Knowledge of American and foreign university systems
Excellent interpersonal and communications skills
Ability to handle financial information and prepare and administer budgets
Mature, good judgment and initiative
Excellent organizational skills. Ability to organize and handle a massive volume of paperwork under severe time constraints and pressures
To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge Microsoft Office 2010; internet software and database software.
Work Environment and Physical Demands:
Essential functions are typically performed in an office setting with a low level of noise. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.