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Associate for the Department of Artistic Programs and Performance

Digital Projects Coordinator

Director of Institutional Giving

Major Gifts Officer

 

 


Title: Associate for the Department of Artistic Programs and Performance
Reports to: Orchestra and Production Manager
Status: Exempt

Summary

This is a two-year, full-time administrative position, which is exempt. The individual in this position will receive on the job training and an introduction to the orchestra management industry. The Associate for the Department of Artistic Programs and Performance (DAPP) assists staff in the planning and implementation of all aspects of musical performances at Curtis, working closely with faculty, staff, students, and guest artists to ensure smooth operations of all performance activities. In addition to the above, the Associate will serve key functions in the Orchestra Management office, Orchestra Library and Curtis Summerfest office.

Essential Functions:

Orchestra Management

  1. Work closely with the Orchestra and Production Manager to provide administrative support relative to the Curtis Orchestra. Tasks may include the posting and updating of orchestra rosters, assistance with scheduling and managing orchestra crews,  assisting with concert production, including but not limited to stage plotting, production schedules, and set ups and breakdowns on Curtis stages and at outside venues;
  2. Provide assistance with files relative to the Curtis Instrument Collection to ensure consistency and accuracy, including updating instrument inventory as needed and tracking the status of instrument repairs;
  3. Provide on-duty support during select orchestra rehearsals and concerts and run-out concerts as needed;
  4. Assist with other administrative items such as musician locker assignments, substitute musician lists, backstage and equipment lists for performances, correspondence with outside vendors, etc.

Orchestra Library

  1. Work closely with the Orchestra Librarian in the preparation of orchestral parts and scores, as needed; Assist with bowings and copies. As needed, provide assistance in the acquisition of music working with various rental agents, purchasing agents, publishers, licensing agents, etc.

Curtis Summerfest (primarily during summer months)

  1. Provide administrative assistance to the Program Director of the Young Artist Summer Program through the compilation of schedules and their respective changes and updates; maintaining close contact with the Summerfest team to ensure all changes are communicated clearly; maintain occasional correspondence with summer participants, their parents/guardians and Summerfest faculty.

Student Recital Series

  1. Take part in Concert-Duty rotation alongside other members of the department to provide staff presence backstage; manage student backstage crew for stage changes, etc. during assigned recital schedule.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

  1. Strong interpersonal skills and excellent attention to detail
  2. Familiarity with basic Microsoft Office software; possess web and social media skills
  3. Experience working with orchestral ensembles and individual artists, even as a performer
  4. Knowledge of classical music is required and knowledge of orchestral repertoire is highly preferred
  5. Ability to help set-up and break-down staging, such as chairs and music stands

To Apply

For best consideration, interested and qualified applicants should electronically submit a cover letter, resume, two professional references, and salary requirements to: humanresources@curtis.edu by June 5, 2015. Curtis offers a competitive salary, commensurate with experience, and an attractive benefits package. Position available as early as June 2015. No phone calls, please. EOE.


Title: Digital Projects Coordinator
Reports to: Elizabeth Racheva, vice president of external affairs and patron engagement
Status: Exempt

Summary

The Digital Projects Coordinator at the Curtis Institute of Music will work across departments and platforms to coordinate, support, and optimize Curtis’s evolving digital presence. The position will collaborate with colleagues who identify needs, IT professionals who craft solutions, and teams that examine online impact. These combined efforts will craft online experiences that reflect Curtis quality and brand for all constituents—current and prospective students, faculty, staff, alumni, parents, VIPs, donors, audience members, lifelong learners, and other Curtis followers—to drive greater interaction and investment with the school.


Essential Functions

  1. Serve as a knowledgeable, communicative liaison between staff who manage sites and either web developers or third-party vendors for digital projects, such as special content and development of the website, microsites, intranet, calendar system, online learning platforms, DAMS, and digital signs.
  2. Participate in cross-departmental project teams to address usability, workflow, and interactions among online channels and live programs, as informed by analytics and best practices.
  3. Train new staff and provide documentation on how to use Curtis systems, such as the web CMS, calendar, digital signs, and intranet.
  4. Collect data for Curtis online activity reports. Share it with colleagues, whose analysis and interpretation will provide project teams and individuals with strategic guidance toward decisions, actions, and plans.
  5. Ensure consistency, high editorial standards, and usability of material on Curtis websites. Serve as the point-person for publishing content on www.curtis.edu, as well as provide backup help for content on other sites.
  6. Coordinate content and workflow for Curtis digital media, including but not limited to Instant Encore, Curtis Performs, YouTube, and digital signs.
  7. Monitor info@ and webmaster@ e-mail addresses.

Preferred Experience

  • Strong organizational and communication (written and verbal) skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; flexible style, a plus.
  • Preparing and posting digital content, including HTML5 and CSS coding.
  • Ability to collaborate to accomplish goals on time and on budget while working with a diverse team.
  • A demonstrated problem-solving attitude: relishing challenges, finding creative solutions, and facilitating productive relationships.
  • Ability to manage details while working within the bigger picture.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent; PMP certification, or PMP-track career path a plus


Working Conditions/Physical Demands

Routine for office environment.
 

To Apply

For best consideration, interested and qualified applicants should electronically submit a cover letter, resume, two professional references, and salary requirements to: humanresources@curtis.edu by June 5, 2015 . Curtis offers a competitive salary, commensurate with experience, and an attractive benefits package. No phone calls, please. EOE.


Title: Director of Institutional Giving
Reports to: Senior Vice President of Advancement
Department: Advancement
Status: Exempt

Job Summary

An integral member of the Advancement department’s relationship manager team, the Director of Institutional Giving maintains a pool of corporate, foundation, and government donors and prospects and is responsible for the activities of the institutional giving program. The Director of Institutional Giving collaborates with other key staff to ensure that department goals are met, actively participates in planning sessions, and monitors activity towards meeting fundraising objectives.

Responsibilities

  • Achieve an annually established goal for general operating and program-restricted contributions from corporations, foundations, and government agencies. Manage institutional giving with a focus on cultivating a portfolio of 50+ key corporate/foundation donors and prospects.
  • Establish and maintain professional relations with corporate/foundation representatives through both on-campus and off-site visits.
  • Supervise the institutional giving officer and creatively lead an effort to maximize the effectiveness of Curtis’s comprehensive institutional fundraising program.
  • Oversee the pipeline for building the school’s institutional prospect pool. Identify corporate/foundation/government prospects and assess how their prioritization relates to Curtis’s goals and programs. Capitalize on faculty, alumni, and board connections.
  • Manage the Curtis Corporate Partners program; oversee stewardship events and communications/mailings as planned and executed by the institutional giving officer. In coordination with Advancement colleagues, determine appropriate stewardship plans for corporate, foundation, and select individual donors.
  • Work closely with the institutional giving officer to develop corporate/foundation proposals requesting support, as well as reports detailing activity, achievement, and financial results.
  • Serve as a primary contact to key Curtis departments, including the offices of the president, the dean, performance studies, and various academic departments at the school.
  • Oversee the completion of briefings for Curtis senior staff members in preparation for their meetings with corporate and foundation representatives.

Qualifications

  • Minimum of four (4) years demonstrated institutional giving or related experience
  • Proven track record of successful fundraising results
  • Strong organizational skills and analytical skills; evidence of leadership and initiative, tact, diplomacy, attention to detail, and creativity
  • Knowledge of music and ability to communicate the mission, goals, and activities of the school with credibility, passion, and enthusiasm
  • Ability to demonstrate an entrepreneurial spirit and to work in partnership with senior-level volunteers, colleagues, faculty, students, and others
  • Familiarity with Raiser’s Edge a plus

Working Conditions/Physical Demands

Routine for office environment.

To Apply

For best consideration, interested and qualified applicants should electronically submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample, two professional references, and salary requirements to: humanresources@curtis.edu by May 29, 2015. Curtis offers a competitive salary, commensurate with experience, and an attractive benefits package. No phone calls, please. EOE.


Title: Major Gifts Officer
Reports to: Senior Vice President of Advancement
Department: Advancement
Status: Exempt

Job Summary

The Major Gifts Officer will prepare and execute strategies to identify and cultivate major gift prospects—nationally and internationally—with the capacity to make commitments of $100,000 or more as part of a new and comprehensive campaign at Curtis. As an integral member of the relationship manager team, this position is responsible for raising endowment, capital, and other support to meet priority needs of Curtis. The position will work closely with Curtis’s Director of Principal Gifts and Planned Giving, Associate Director of Annual Giving for Alumni and Friends, and members of the senior management team, the Boards of Trustees and Overseers, faculty, alumni, and other key constituents.

Responsibilities

  • Actively manage a portfolio of 150+ major gift prospects, developing and overseeing the implementation of individual strategies to secure funding for endowment, capital projects, key programs, and special projects.
  • Leveraging Curtis On Tour, the President’s performance schedule, and other artistic initiatives, participate in the design of programs, strategies, and communications focused on markets where Curtis has developed or can develop relationships to broaden and deepen support.
  • Work with Advancement colleagues to develop and track stewardship plans for major gift prospects.
  • Work with the President and Senior Vice President of Advancement on cultivation, stewardship, and solicitation of major donors and prospects.
  • Engage volunteers locally, nationally, and internationally in the cultivation and solicitation process.
  • Working closely with the Advancement Data Analyst, develop priority prospect lists to maximize travel within portfolio geographies; to that end, meet and communicate regularly with national and international donors and prospects.
  • Meet or exceed targeted goals as part of a multi-year advancement plan.

Qualifications

  • Minimum of five (5) years demonstrated major gifts experience, ideally within the context of a major campaign; proven track record of successful fundraising results
  • National and international experience highly desirable, particularly in New York, Hong Kong, Seoul, Taipei, or major European cities
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, and analytical skills; evidence of leadership and initiative, tact, diplomacy, attention to detail, creativity, and cultural sensitivity
  • Knowledge of music and ability to communicate the mission, goals, and activities of the school
  • Willingness and ability to travel nationally and internationally
  • Ability to demonstrate an entrepreneurial spirit and to work in partnership with senior-level volunteers, colleagues, faculty, students, and others
  • Multi-lingual skills a plus
  • Knowledge of planned giving concepts desirable
  • Familiarity with Raiser’s Edge a plus

Working Conditions/Physical Demands

Routine for office environment.

To Apply

For best consideration, interested and qualified applicants should electronically submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample, two professional references, and salary requirements to: humanresources@curtis.edu by May 29, 2015. Curtis offers a competitive salary, commensurate with experience, and an attractive benefits package. No phone calls, please. EOE.

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