Education and Public Programs Coordinator

The Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans (CAC) seeks a permanent full-time benefits eligible Education and Public Programs Coordinator, reporting to the Associate Director, Education and Public Programs.

Organizational Overview:

The Contemporary Arts Center (CAC) is a multi-disciplinary contemporary arts center, financially stable and professionally managed, which is dedicated to the presentation, production, and promotion of the art of our time. It expresses its mission by organizing world class curated exhibitions; a multi-disciplinary schedule of live performances, and public programs; educating and enlarging audiences for the arts while encouraging collaboration among diverse stakeholders composed of artists, institutions, communities, and supporters throughout the world.

The CAC was formed in the fall of 1976 as a non-collecting organization by a passionate group of artists when the prescient movement to tear down the aesthetic barriers between the performing and visual arts was active nationwide. Housed in a four-story, 80,000 square foot building with two adjacent 10,000 square foot warehouses the CAC boasts among its many physical assets a 210 seat flexible theater as well as 11,000 square feet exhibition spaces.

Departmental Overview: Education and Public Programs

The Education and Public Programs Department is responsible for developing and executing the CAC's adult and K-12 educational programs, tours, and summer camp, as well as its public programs that complement the performing and visual arts seasons.

Essential Functions

  • Work closely with Associate Director of Education and Public Programs to produce, manage and implement exhibition and performance-related outreach and educational programming;
  • Manage the execution of arts education and public programs;
  • Represent Education and Public Programs Department at CAC programs, performances, exhibitions, and fundraisers;
  • Cultivate and maintain relationships with New Orleans schools, educators, and community partners;
  • Coordinate with schools and organizations to participate in exhibition tours, Artist Exchange Program, Summer Arts Camp, and TEENS@CAC Program;
  • Assist in the implementation of Summer Arts Camp including recruitment of staff, training, and managing online registration;
  • Manage and coordinate TEENS@CAC Program;
  • Develop and implement curriculum for all TEENS@CAC programming;
  • Work with External Affairs Department to create program-related materials and web copy;
  • Secure building space usage and scheduling for all departmental programs.

Relationships

Reports to the Associate Director of Education and Public Programs. Works closely with the External Affairs, Performing Arts, and Visual Arts departments.

Qualifications

Minimum of Bachelor’s degree (preferably Master’s degree) in Museum Education, Art History or related field is required;

3+ years professional experience in arts education including curriculum and program design;

Prior supervisory and budget management experience;

Excellent organizational and computer skills;

Ability to develop constructive and cooperative working relationships with others; knowledge of current practice and theory of the art of today with a wide knowledge of the best thought-leaders and presenters in the field;

Excellent written and verbal communication skills including the ability to present information in a variety of formats, to understand and present information to a variety of audiences, and to communicate the CAC’s mission with passion and sensitivity;

Excellent interpersonal skills with a proven ability to work well with colleagues, other employees, artists, donors, and members.

Skills and Abilities

Must have the capacity to work in close cooperation with a wide range of people including museum staff and the community;

Aptitude in Microsoft Office programs including Word, PowerPoint, and Excel;

Must have flexibility to work evenings and weekends as needed;

Ability to manage multiple projects;

Budget management skills;

Superior writing and editing skills;

Strong attention to detail and excellent organizational skills.

 

How to Apply:

Interested candidates are asked to please send a resume and cover letter outlining their interest and qualifications with salary requirements to education@cacno.org no later than August 13, 2018 or until position is filled. Please include “Education and Public Programs Coordinator” in the subject heading of your electronic submission.

No phone inquiries regarding this position will be accepted. This position will remain open until filled.

The CAC is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applicants without regard to ethnicity, gender, age, or sexual orientation.

 

Manager of Executive Affairs

The Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans (CAC) seeks a permanent full-time benefits eligible Manager of Executive Affairs, reporting to the Director and CEO.

ORGANIZATIONAL OVERVIEW
The Contemporary Arts Center (CAC) is a multi-disciplinary contemporary arts center, financially stable and professionally managed, which is dedicated to the presentation, production, and promotion of the art of our time. It expresses its mission by organizing world class curated exhibitions; a multi-disciplinary schedule of live performances, and public programs; educating and enlarging audiences for the arts while encouraging collaboration among diverse stakeholders composed of artists, institutions, communities, and supporters throughout the world.

The CAC was formed in the fall of 1976 as a non-collecting organization by a passionate group of artists when the prescient movement to tear down the aesthetic barriers between the performing and visual arts was active nationwide. Housed in a four-story, 80,000 square foot building with two adjacent 10,000 square foot warehouses the CAC boasts among its many physical assets a 210 seat flexible theater as well as 11,000 square feet exhibition spaces.

Departmental Overview: Development 

Responsible for supporting the Director and CEO and managing the activities of the Board of Trustees and its committees.

 

Essential Functions

  • Manage Director and CEO’s communications to staff and board, including the annual Director and CEO’s report.
  • Plan and book Director and CEO’s business travel, approximately 12 trips per year.
  • Account for Director and CEO’s entertainment and travel expenses and manage reimbursements from funders as needed.
  • Prepare documents and reports and handle other duties as assigned.
  • Support planning and execution of staff and senior staff weekly meetings and annual retreats
  • Manage schedule, communications, documentation, and meeting preparation related to Board of Trustees and seven standing committees.
  • Coordinate board nomination process and maintain all official records of trustee membership, terms, and contact information.
  • Serve as a well-versed resource on the governing documents of the CAC, especially the bylaws and articles of incorporation.
  • Maintain files and records with effective filing systems
  • Support other teams with various administrative tasks (redirecting calls, disseminating correspondence, scheduling meetings etc.)
  • Greet and assist visitors when they arrive at the office
  • Monitor office expenditures and handle all office contracts (rent, service etc.)
  • Perform basic bookkeeping activities and update the CRM
  • Monitor office supplies inventory and place orders

Relationships
Reports to the Director and CEO

Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree or 4+ years of experience in an administrative position;
Excellent communication skills, both written and oral;
Flexible and adaptable personal style;
Ability to meet deadlines and manage a complex calendar and schedule;
High energy and passion for the Contemporary Arts Center's mission is essential;
Strong organizational and time management skills with exceptional attention to detail;

How to Apply:
Interested candidates should complete an application through the Application Portal.

No phone inquiries regarding this position will be accepted.

The CAC is an equal opportunity employer
and welcomes applicants without regard to ethnicity, gender, age or sexual orientation.

Institutional Giving Manager 

The Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans (CAC) seeks a permanent full-time benefits eligible Institutional Giving Manager, reporting to the Associate Director of Development.

Organizational Overview: 

The Contemporary Arts Center (CAC) is a multi-disciplinary contemporary arts center which is dedicated to the presentation, production, and promotion of the art of our time. It expresses its mission by organizing world class curated exhibitions, presenting a multi-disciplinary schedule of live performances and public programs, as well as educating and enlarging audiences for the arts while encouraging collaboration among diverse stakeholders composed of artists, institutions, communities, and supporters throughout the world.

The CAC was formed in the fall of 1976 as a non-collecting organization by a passionate group of artists when the prescient movement to tear down the aesthetic barriers between the performing and visual arts was active nationwide. Housed in a four-story, 80,000 square foot building with two adjacent 10,000 square foot warehouses, the CAC boasts among its many physical assets a 210 seat flexible theater as well as 14,000 square feet of exhibition space on two floors. For more information, visit cacno.org.

Departmental Overview: Development 

The Development Department is responsible for managing the contributed revenue of the CAC through public and private grants, corporate sponsorships, individual donations, and the CAC's membership and special event programs.

 

Essential Functions

  • Serve as primary grant writer for CAC, working collaboratively to research, develop, and submit grant proposals—including narrative, budget, and supplementary materials—that articulate a clear case for support of CAC;
  • Manage pre-award and post-award institutional giving efforts, including grant tracking, compliance, acknowledgment, and reporting;
  • Design yearly grants strategy and keep up-to-date information needed for reporting;
  • Prospect for new funding opportunities, including foundation, government, and corporate support;
  • Assist in cultivating and maintaining relationships with foundation, government, and corporate donors;
  • Work with External Affairs Department to maintain proper institutional donor credits on CAC website, in electronic communication, and on print materials;
  • Receive grant and sponsorship revenue and submit to Finance Department; send acknowledgement letters
  • Use Altru to maintain current database records for foundation, government, and corporate donors and prospects;
  • Generate corporate sponsorship proposals/agreements and manage sponsor benefits related to annual support and fundraising events;
  • Track metrics based on attendance, programming activities, and artist participation to use in grant applications and reports;
  • Collect marketing and publicity materials from CAC programming and related events for use in grant applications and final reporting;
  • Assist Development Department with fundraising and membership events as needed, and act as a Development representative at CAC programs as needed;
  • Track and acknowledge in-kind donations;
  • Manage and train departmental interns in institutional giving best practices as needed;
  • Other development duties as assigned.

Relationships

• Reports to the Associate Director of Development

• Works closely with the Individual Giving Manager

Qualifications

• Bachelor's degree is required.

• Three or more years of experience in nonprofit development, arts administration, or writing-related field;

• Significant experience and demonstrated success in writing grants, including national foundation and federal grants—a writing sample will be required of finalists;

• Excellent communication skills, both written and oral;

• Impeccable editing and proof-reading skills;

• Strong organizational and time management skills with close attention to detail and commitment to meeting deadlines;

• Robust research and prospecting skills;

• Proficiency in Raiser’s Edge, Altru, or knowledge of donor database management;

• Ability to work both independently without close oversight, and actively as a collaborator who will productively engage with others at varying levels of seniority within and outside of the organization;

• Ability to build long-term relationships with funders;

• High energy and passion for the CAC’s mission is essential.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should complete an application through the Application Portal

No phone inquiries regarding this position will be accepted.

The CAC is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applicants without regard to ethnicity, gender, age or sexual orientation.

Associate Director of Development

The Contemporary Arts Center (CAC) seeks a permanent, full-time, benefits-eligible Associate Director of Development, reporting to the Director and CEO, located at 900 Camp Street, New Orleans, LA. The CAC is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applicants without regard to ethnicity, gender identity, age, or sexual orientation. Open until filled. Priority will be given to applicants received before August 9 at 5pm.

Organizational Overview:

The Contemporary Arts Center (CAC) is a multidisciplinary arts center dedicated to the presentation, production, and promotion of the art of our time. It expresses its mission by organizing world class curated exhibitions, performances, and public programs; educating and enlarging audiences for the arts; and encouraging collaboration among diverse stakeholders composed of artists, institutions, communities, and supporters throughout the world.

The CAC was formed as a non-collecting art institution in the fall of 1976 by a passionate group of artists when the movement to tear down the aesthetic barriers between the visual and performing arts was active nationwide. Housed in a historic four-story 80,000 square foot building with two adjacent 10,000 square foot warehouses, the CAC boasts among its many physical assets a 210 seat flexible theater as well as 12,500 square feet of formal exhibition spaces. The CAC’s audience development and artistic programs are engaged in major multi-year projects funded by The Wallace Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, as well as a host of regional and national philanthropic and governmental agencies.

Position Overview:

The Development Department is responsible for managing the contributed revenue of the CAC through public and private grants, corporate sponsorships, individual donations, and the CAC's membership and special event programs.

Essential Functions:

  • Design development strategy and oversee ongoing development efforts for the CAC working with the senior management team to identify funds needed, funding targets, and funding approaches
  • Support and partner with the Director and CEO and Board of Trustees on all major fundraising initiatives and staff/oversee Development Committee
  • Oversee development and execution of all fundraising proposals, including corporate sponsorship and local and national grants and grant compliance/reporting
  • Oversee special event fundraising
  • Oversee and support membership efforts with focus on outreach and growth initiatives, with special emphasis on relationship-building and donor management of Silver Circle, President’s Council and Exhibition Fund level members
  • Devise and implement special fundraising projects as needed ie. capital campaign, programmatic campaigns, etc.
  • Oversee all donor information using the Altru database system, provide statistical analysis to board and senior leaders as needed, and support staff responsible for daily Altru functions and gift processing
  • Further develop and maintain a robust and diverse donor base and prospect base, with emphasis on growing individual support
  • Implement an expanded stewardship program aimed at cultivating deeper ties with donors
  • Work closely with External Affairs to ensure that the CAC communicates to its stakeholders the
    CAC’s fundraising goals and achievements and appropriately acknowledges supporters
  • Work closely with Finance Department on budget management and reporting related to revenues
    across departments
  • Work with outside stakeholders and community members to increase awareness of the CAC’s
    work and opportunities for supporting the CAC
  • Oversee the hiring, training, and mentoring of the development team, as well as additional staff,
    interns or contractors related to special projects

Relationships

Reports to the Director and CEO

Supervises full-time Institutional Giving Manager and full-time Development Manager

Co-manages full-time Patron Services/Membership Manager

Qualifications

Five or more years of professional experience in a nonprofit organization;

Proven success leading and managing fundraising at the organizational level;

Excellent communication skills, both written and oral; ability to influence and engage a wide range of donors and build long-term relationships;

Flexible and adaptable style; a leader who can positively impact both strategic and tactical fundraising initiatives;

Ability to work both independently without close oversight, but also a team player who will productively engage with others at varying levels of seniority within and outside the organization;

High energy and passion for the Contemporary Arts Center's mission is essential;

Strong organizational and time management skills with exceptional attention to detail;

Willingness and ability to work evenings and weekends is essential.

Bachelor's degree required.

How to Apply:

Applications will only be accepted through the application portal. Interested candidates should complete an application form linked below and must include:

(1) a resume 

(2) a cover letter with salary requirements.

Phone calls regarding the position will not be accepted.