Patron Services Associates

The Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans (CAC) seeks part-time Patron Services staff members; reports directly to the Patron Services & Membership Manager.

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: External Affairs

The External Affairs Department is responsible for devising and executing public relations, marketing, and advertising strategies to promote all exhibitions, performances, and events programmed by the CAC.

Essential Functions

  • Create a welcoming atmosphere to all members, guests, and staff
  • Provide visitor reception, information, and orientation- including gallery maps, membership, and organization information
  • Deliver all CAC guest related services duties including gallery admissions, phone and in-person ticket & membership sales
  • Answer telephone calls with proper etiquette and route calls appropriately
  • Promote proper museum etiquette amongst visitors
  • Address visitor inquiries, comments, and complaints
  • Assist with the opening and closing of the building and exhibitions
  • Assist with mail and keeping public areas tidy
  • Other duties as assigned

Relationships

This position will report directly to the Patron Services and Membership Manager as part of the External Affairs Department; works closely with the External Affairs, Performing Arts, Visual Arts, and Hospitality & Rental departments.

Qualifications:

Should possess two or more years of professional experience in sales, customer service, cultural or arts organizations

Excellent communication skills and a welcoming personality

Flexible and adaptable style

Ability to work independently, but also a team player who will productively engage with others

Positive energy and a passion for the Contemporary Arts Center's mission is essential

Willingness and ability to work evenings and weekends is essential

How to Apply:

Interested applicants can submit their resumes here.

 

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.

 

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.