Jacob’s Pillow seeks a Special Events Manager to develop, plan, and execute a wide variety of events, both to raise funds and to cultivate and steward relationships. While many of the Pillow’s events take place on-site at Jacob’s Pillow, off-site events include other locations in the Berkshires and may also include New York and Boston. The Special Events Manager plays an important role in the Pillow’s Philanthropic Engagement department and works closely with all members of the department and with Marketing, Production, Box Office, Finance, and more in managing a successful event schedule. The position also works directly with Jacob’s Pillow’s Board of Trustees, given their important role in this type of fundraising.
The Special Events Manager must be self-motivated, committed to working at the highest level of quality, able to work both independently and in collaboration, multi-task on concurrent projects, and thrive within extremely tight deadlines.
Jacob’s Pillow seeks a Development Systems Coordinator to join the Philanthropic Engagement Department and work closely with/report directly to the Director of Philanthropic Engagement. This position will provide leadership for the department in its use of donor management software. This position will be a vital member of the Philanthropic Engagement team in ensuring proper data entry, donor acknowledgment, and utilization and growth of data-driven initiatives.
Jacob’s Pillow seeks a Membership & Individual Support Manager, to develop and execute comprehensive plans in both Membership and Individual giving, evaluating and implementing fundraising programs to bring in new donors and steward current donors to maintain and increase their donations. The Manager must be self-motivated, committed to working at the highest level of quality, able to work both independently and in collaboration, multi-task on concurrent projects, and thrive within tight deadlines. The ideal candidate will have a strong foundation of best practice individual fundraising knowledge, with a track record of using effective strategies and tactics to maximize revenue. The Manager must have a focus on customer service and some experience in delivering strong membership and donor events.
Brookline High School is seeking a highly energetic, dynamic and enthusiastic Dance Teacher to begin in the fall of the 2019-2020 school year. Pending final sectioning this spring, this position will range between a 0.5FTE (half-time) and 1.0FTE (full-time) position, but looking closer to full time.
Brookline High has a dynamic Dance Department (part of our Performing Arts Department, which consists of Dance, Music and Drama), with beginning through advanced level classes and a mixed-level African, Latin, Hip Hop dance class. Our beginning through advanced level classes focus on Contemporary Modern dance, incorporating introductory units on ballet, modern, jazz, African, tap and other styles as well as choreography. Students are grouped in our Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced level classes based on their experience level, and our classes have a mix of students from grades 9 through 12 together.
Boston Arts Academy, a public high school for the visual and performing arts, is starting its 21st year in September 2019 with 469 students in Grades 9-12. The school was established as a public/private partnership between the Professional Arts Consortium, Inc., (currently Berklee College of Music, the Boston Conservatory at Berklee, Emerson College, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Architectural Center, and the New England Conservatory) and the Boston Public Schools. Boston Arts Academy is charged with being a laboratory and a beacon for artistic and academic innovation and prepares a diverse community of aspiring artist-scholar-citizens to be successful in their college or professional careers and to be engaged members of a democratic society.
This 11-month position is a crucial role in the vision and administration of Boston Arts Academy (BAA). BAA is at a critical point in its 22 year history: having grown steadily in student population over the last seven years, the school is poised to open a state-of-the-art facility with an increased student population in September 2021. We are seeking a visionary leader to support our achievement of our strategic priorities.
Duties of the position include the following:
Together with the Headmaster, design and communicate the overall vision for Boston Arts Academy as a leading public arts high school that prepares a diverse group of students to be successful as artists, scholars, and global citizens
Together with the Headmaster and the Arts Chairs, develop partnerships and strategic alliances to enhance the overall Boston artistic landscape,
Lead the artistic faculty to implementation of excellent programming so
Boston Arts Academy remains a beacon for artistic and educational innovation
Ensure Boston Arts Academy graduates are competitive and successful in their college and career paths
Oversee performance/exhibition vision and calendar
Oversee extended day classes, including evening rehearsals, tech week, and performances.
Oversee creation and implementation of arts curricula to ensure that curricula reflect artistic and educational innovation
Oversee arts benchmarks and benchmark assessment
Work with the registrar to set course program and schedule for art classes
Together with arts chairs, coordinate intra-department performances and shares
Coordinate summer opportunities and student scholarship funding for summer programs
Together with the Headmaster, approve and oversee arts departments budgets
Attend day and evening arts performances and exhibitions to provide support and to give feedback to arts departments, ensuring outcomes meet vision and quality expectations
Oversee the revision of the Handbook and all documentation of arts policies
Create, implement, and evaluate external partnerships
Oversee outreach programming: summer programming and vacation programming for elementary and middle school students
Observe and evaluate artistic faculty
Hire, observe, and evaluate adjunct faculty
Co-construct professional development for faculty
with the Director of Professional Development
Mentor arts chairs in their leadership
Oversee financial process for all arts departments
Manage hiring in the arts
Plan and facilitate weekly Arts Chair meetings
Participate in the weekly Deans’ Meeting to identify and address the needs of students who are not making progress in the arts and/or academics.
Collaborate with the Health & Wellness Team to develop alternative plans for students experiencing significant medical and/or mental health crises.
Enrollment and Students
Oversee and support Admissions, including oversight
of the database and process
Hold enrollment data together with other administrative staff
Make decisions about students applying to switch majors
Mitigate concerns from students and families re: artistic classes
and plan interventions
Oversee probation process, working with arts chairs and other administrators
Teach a reduced load
Support Headmaster and BAA Foundation with external relations and fundraising
M.A. preferably in education, the arts, or arts administration
Teaching certification in an arts subject
Demonstrated experience with arts-based education
Demonstrated experience with culturally competent practice
Demonstrated experience leading teams
5+ years of experience in administration, especially arts administration
QUALIFICATIONS – PREFERRED:
5+ years of experience as an arts professional
5+ years of experience in the classroom
Experience working in an urban setting, especially urban education