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ORGANIZATION NEWSLETTER
News and Opportunities for Cultural Nonprofits and Creative Businesses of Fairfield County, CT
September 11, 2015
The Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County is a nonprofit service organization that supports its members by providing unified marketing, capacity building, professional development, and advocacy services. This newsletter is sent to all who request it - but we ask that, if you are not a member, you explore membership benefits and consider joining this community of more than 300 individuals and organizations. Sign up here
CONTENTS
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OUR NEWS
❖ WPKN 89.5: Our Spotlight on Arts & Culture with artists Day Moore, Rick Shaefer and the Rebirth Arts Festival Team - Mon. Sept. 14
❖ Common Ground 4: Meeting at Comradity, Wed. Sept 23
❖ Get to Know Your Galleries: Progressive Gallery Tour Starts with C. Parker Gallery, Sept. 30
❖ Nominate a Grant Writer
❖ The FCBuzz Offspring Coming Soon: Post Your Arts Education Events
❖ Welcome New Members: Connecticut Chamber Choir, Greenwich Alliance for Education, Rebirth Arts Festival

YOUR NEWS
❖ Member News from: Arts for Learning, Connecticut; City of Norwalk - Mayor's Gallery; Darien Arts Center, Merritt Parkway Conservancy; New England Ballet Company; and Pequot Library

OTHER NEWS
❖ Supporting Arts in Place Grants Announced 
❖ National Arts in Education Week
❖ Get Ready for History Day 2016

FUNDING
❖ NEH: Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections  - Dec. 1
❖ IMLS: Leadership Grants for Libraries - Oct. 1


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Arts in Education - What You Need to Know: Webinar Series
❖ Connecticut Trust: Historic Preservation Conference - Oct. 16

JOBS
❖ Westport Country Playhouse: Database Administrator
❖ Stamford's Palace Theatre: Guest Experience Manager

❖ Pequot Library: Development Associate
❖ Pequot Library: Special Events Coordinator
❖ 
New Haven Museum: Collections Manager
❖ Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra: Director of Development & Patron Services

CALENDAR
Deadlines and Dates to Remember
OUR NEWS
SPOTLIGHT ON ARTS & CULTURE
Our next Spotlight on Arts & Culture LIVE Radio Show, on WPKN 89.5 FM will feature Jennifer in conversation with member artists Day Moore and Rick Shaefer, as well as with new members Christian Chapman and P.J. Hoffman who will introduce their exciting 2016 Rebirth Arts Festival. Tune in Mon. Sept. 14, noon.
COMMON GROUND 4
Wed. Sept. 23, 6:30pm: SAVE THE DATE for the fourth in our regular monthly series of Common Ground meetings designed for artists, cultural nonprofit and creative business members to get together informally, get to know one another and look for ways to collaborate. The next meeting will be hosted by creative business member, COMRADITY, Strategy and Creative Resource Center, in Stamford's South End (close to Fairway), at 845 Canal Street. Any questions, click here!
GET TO KNOW YOUR GALLERIES
Get Ready for our Progressive Tour of the Fairfield County Commercial Galleries that are members of the Cultural Alliance. Starting September 30 with the C. Parker Gallery (owner Tiffany Benincasa in her gallery at left), we are working with our member galleries to open a new network in which east meets west, artists meet collectors, and our members get to know one another a little better. Stay tuned for details.
NOMINATE A GRANTS WRITER
The Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County is creating a list of nominated and endorsed grant writers for member organizations to consult when they are preparing grant proposals. If you have worked successfully with a grant writer and are willing to share some information, please nominate them here. Thank you!
We will soon be releasing the first issue of The FCBuzz OffSpring - a newsletter designed to support and promote our members' arts & culture educational programs across the County. This new outreach tool will target families and those interested in arts & culture educationMembers: Your part is to make sure your kids- and family-oriented classes, workshops, programs, and special events are posted to FCBuzz.org as early in the season as possible. Not a Member? Sign Up to take advantage of this new opportunity to spread the word about your own arts & culture educational opportunities. Questions? Call Jennifer at 203-256-2329.
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS                             
CONNECTICUT CHAMBER CHOIR

President: Terence Wu
Artistic Director: Constance Chase

Connecticut Chamber Choir (CCC), now in its 38th year, is an auditioned ensemble of professional and dedicated avocational musicians from throughout the state of Connecticut. Connecticut Chamber Choir rehearses in Trumbull, CT, and performs locally. Constance Chase, who has been the director of the West Point Glee Club since 1999, was named the second artistic director of CCC in 2008, following the retirement of Richard Erickson, who developed and directed the choir from its inception in 1978. Collaborative keyboardist Galen Tate joined the artistic staff of Connecticut Chamber Choir in September 2014. Mr. Tate is Assistant Director of Choral Programs and serves on the music faculty of Sacred Heart University. CCC has established itself as one of the region’s premier vocal ensembles through its performances of significant vocal repertoire, spanning the sixteenth through the twenty-first century. Connecticut Chamber Choir’s mission is dedicated to providing both audiences and performers opportunities to experience the world’s fine choral works through inspired performance. See the CCC website here.
GREENWICH ALLIANCE FOR EDUCATION

Executive Director: Julie Faryniarz

The Greenwich Alliance for Education is the education foundation serving Greenwich Public School students, makes funding possible for teachers and community organizations to pilot innovative educational ideas for the students. The Alliance focuses on early literacy, music education and grants. Its Tuning In To Music (TITM) program is almost 10 years old and provides free instrumental music lessons through the CT School of Music for students in 4th – 12th grades who could not otherwise afford them. It is designed to raise the skills and confidence of its participants enabling them to compete with their peers from all parts of the community. Hundreds of students have taken lessons and the Alliance is realizing its goal of increasing under-represented student populations in the select band and orchestra ensembles at Greenwich High School. Each year, more and more TITM students are chosen to participate in the select town-wide String Festival Orchestra. Two students have even taken part in the Middle School Summer Series at Carnegie Hall. A year-end TITM Recital showcases the students for their parents, siblings and teachers. This picture was taken after the recital in June.
REBIRTH ARTS FESTIVAL
Co-Directors: Christian Chapman, Paul Jason Hoffman.

The Rebirth Arts Festival is being created by a group of young independent artists and entrepreneurs across Fairfield County, seeking to put collaboration before competition. Led by Christian Chapman and P. J. Hoffman, the team works across many fields - from filmmaking to journalism to stage lighting. With a goal to “create a free, public festival that will supercharge Connecticut’s artistic community,” the team's first production will be a limited-capacity, private event in Easton, August 12-13, 2016 that will be a networking event, an exhibition of multimedia arts, and a family-friendly celebration of local creativity - "Films Under the Open Sky, 15+ Local Bands, Interactive Art Gallery, and more." The team plans to use this first year as an opportunity to document their experience, glean feedback from attendees, and make a compelling case to expand to a public space. To prepare, they have organized an opening fundraiser at the Beacon Hill residence in Easton, September 25, for a night of music, art and celebration. Get an exclusive sneak peek at Rebirth Arts Festival, with displays from Rebirth artists, and performances from Jen Durkin & The Business and Funky Dawgz Brass Band. Tickets are $30, and you can sign up here. Tickets will guarantee your entry to the 2016 Festival. See their invigorating trailer here. Also catch them on our Spotlight on Arts & Culture program on WPKN 89.5FM next Monday Sept 14 at noon. Check the website here. For all inquiries, email pj@rebirthartsfestival.com.
YOUR NEWS                             
ROUND-UP OF MEMBERS NEWS

ARTS FOR LEARNING CONNECTICUT (the local affiliate of Young Audiences) announces its Fall Artist Showcase, Friday, September 18, 8:45 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. at Carrington School in Waterbury. This is a great opportunity to preview artists and programs offered to schools, libraries and community venues.  You can register for the event here.
The CITY OF NORWALK celebrates National Arts in Education Week (see OTHER NEWS below) with the opening of Focus on Youth: 2015 Ralph Sloan Student Art Awards by Norwalk Mayor Harry W. Rilling Tues. Sept 15, at 6pm in the Mayor's Gallery (City Hall, 2nd fl). The Ralph Sloan Award is made to selected works of excellence in the Norwalk Public Schools' City-Wide Art Show. Ralph Sloan served as superintendent for Norwalk Public Schools 1983-1998, and the student art gallery was created in 1991. The Ralph Sloan Student Art Gallery now includes more than 200 outstanding examples of Norwalk public school student art.
The DARIEN ARTS CENTER (DAC) celebrates its 40th anniversary with a birthday party and open house Sunday, September 13, 1-4pm at 2 Renshaw Road, behind the Darien Town Hall. All are welcome and can participate in multiple mini-classes in dance, music and art, and can enjoy birthday cake while listening to music performed by the DAC’s accomplished music faculty. Registration information for all classes will be available and department directors, faculty and DAC board members will be attending to meet and greet visitors throughout the afternoon. Check the schedule here.
The MERRITT PARKWAY CONSERVANCY is celebrating the Parkway's 75th Anniversary with a ceremony at the Sikorsky Estuary Walk, 88 Ryders Landing, Stratford (Merritt exit 53), Friday, Sept. 25, 1pm-2pm. The ceremony will include remarks by DOT commissioner James P. Redeker and others and the presentation of the Partners in Preservation Awards.  Enjoy the exhibit in the Museum at the same spot. Open to the public, but an RSVP is requested - to  info@merrittparkway.org or 203.661.3255.
The NEW ENGLAND BALLET COMPANY announces the passing of their beloved Trustee, collaborator, and friend Sassie Saltimboca, after a prolonged and fierce battle with cancer. Drew Mancuso, best known as drag performer Sassie Saltimboca, was a long-standing member of the New England Ballet Company. In her honor the company announces the Sassie Saltimboca Memorial Fund. Each year, a representative project or a deserving dancer will be chosen to continue her legacy. Donations to the Sassie Saltimboca Memorial Fund can be made through Crowd Rise.
THE PEQUOT LIBRARY was recently host to Kristina Newman-Scott, Director of Culture, State of Connecticut, as she continues her whistle-stop tour of cultural organizations around the state. At right, Pequot Library’s Executive Director, Heather-Marie Montilla  shows Kristina a volume of the History of the Indian Tribes of North America from the Indian Gallery in the Department of War, at Washington, D.C. by Thomas L. McKenney in 1844. First edition. The 171-year-old book is part of Pequot Library’s more than 30,000 rare books and materials in its nationally-recognized Special Collections.
OTHER NEWS                             
FY2016 SUPPORTING ARTS IN PLACE GRANTS
The Connecticut Office of the Arts awarded ninety-eight (98) Supporting Arts in Place grants in the amount of $515,000. Grant amounts range from $278 to $16,638. The Supporting Arts in Place category awards matching grants to eligible arts organizations and municipal arts offices to strengthen the state's nonprofit arts industry. Supporting Arts in Place grants provide funding allocations derived from organizational data and are calculated by mathematical formula. For a full list of awardees and grant amounts, click here.
NATIONAL ARTS EDUCATION WEEK
SEPTEMBER 13-29

National Arts in Education Week is a national celebration recognizing the importance of the arts to a well-rounded education. Designated by Congress in 2010, through House Resolution 275, the celebration is designated to bring attention of this cause to elected officials and educational decision makers across the country and to support equitable access to the arts for all students. National Arts in Education Week takes place the week of September: this year it's September 13 - 19. Want to join in? 
HOST OR ATTEND A CELEBRATION
Whether a performance, exhibit, class or open house, local celebrations are the best way to bring attention to the cause of arts education. 
1. Find or share celebrations for the week of September 13 - 19, 2015 with others on Americans for the Arts’ ArtsMeet National Event Calendar [Log In, Select "By Location" from the top menu; then select Connecticut from the side menu]. See City of Norwalk, Mayor's Gallery event in MEMBERS NEWS.
2. Download and use the new logo. Use the logo on any event posters, websites or public awareness campaigns you promote. Download the logo to use on any materials, fliers or public awareness campaigns.
ADVOCATE
Advocacy is key to spreading the word about arts education. The ability to tell stories, cite facts, and get your local decision makers on board with your mission is a valuable asset for spreading the word. Use this opportunity to learn how to speak to your education leaders about the importance of arts education. The Arts Education Navigator e-books provide advocacy tips and tools. Ask local education leaders to add their support to National Arts in Education Week. 
PARTICIPATE
* During #ArtsEdWeek, be sure to follow @Americans4Arts on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook and upload your favorite arts education moments.
* Show a picture of student artwork or a performance with #EncourageCreativity.
* Spotlight an arts educator who made a difference with #TeachTheArts.
* Americans for the Arts is getting the campaign started with our new Encourage Creativity video series.
See Webinar Series below in PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
GET READY FOR 
HISTORY DAY 2016
PREP DAY: OCT 3

Connecticut History Day is a program for students in grades 6-12 that encourages exploration of local, state, national, and world history. After selecting an historical topic that relates to an annual theme, students conduct extensive research using libraries, archives, museums, and oral history interviews. They analyze and interpret their findings, draw conclusions about their topic's significance in history, and create final projects that demonstrate their work. These projects can be entered into a series of competitions, from the local (Fairfield History Day is March 19, 2016), to the state (CT History Day is April 30) and the national level (National History Day is June 12-16), where professional historians and educators evaluate them. Connecticut History Day is one of 57 affiliate programs of the highly regarded National History Day program. To prepare for CT History Day you can join colleagues, History Day staff, social studies teachers, and history day student participants at Connecticut's Old State House on Saturday October 3, from 9 am to 1 pm. Historical Societies (and other heritage education providers) may reserve a table for a 9-10 am Exhibit Hall display to better introduce your organization to local teachers and students. Stay for the entire program which includes an overview of the 2016 theme, a Connecticut Topics round table, Introduction to History Day and an overview of the new Social Studies Frameworks. Registration for the Exhibit Hall and general attendance is free! Please pre-register by calling Rebecca Taber-Conover, Head of History Day, at 860.522.6766 ext. 11 or email to Rebecca.Taber-Conover@cga.ct.gov by September 18. Tables will be available on a first-come, first-served basis, deadline for table registration is Monday September 21. Connecticut History Day is led by Connecticut's Old State House, with support from the Connecticut League of History Organizations and Connecticut Humanities' ConnecticutHistory.org website. Major funding is provided by Connecticut Humanities. 
FUNDING                             
NEH
SUSTAINING CULTURAL HERITAGE COLLECTIONS 
DECEMBER 1

Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections is a program of the National Endowment for the Humanities that helps cultural institutions meet the complex challenge of preserving large and diverse holdings of humanities materials for future generations by supporting sustainable conservation measures that mitigate deterioration and prolong the useful life of collections. This program helps cultural repositories plan and implement preservation strategies that pragmatically balance effectiveness, cost, and environmental impact. Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections offers two kinds of awards: grants for planning and for implementation. Planning grants: To help an institution develop and assess sustainable preventive conservation strategies, grants of up to $40,000 will support planning projects, which may encompass such activities as site visits, risk assessments, planning sessions, monitoring, testing, modeling, project-specific research, and preliminary designs for implementation projects. Planning grants must focus on exploring sustainable preventive conservation strategies. They also must involve an interdisciplinary team appropriate to the goals of the project. Implementation Grants: To help an institution implement a preventive conservation project, grants of up to $350,000 are available. Implementation projects must focus on sustainable preservation strategies. Projects should be based on planning that has been specific to the needs of the institution and its collections within the context of its local environment. It is not necessary to receive an NEH planning grant to be eligible for an implementation grant. Planning for sustainable preservation strategies could be supported by NEH, other federal agencies, private foundations, or an institution’s internal funds. Guidelines (shortly to be updated) available hereapplication package (grants.gov) available here.
IMLS 
NATIONAL LEADERSHIP GRANTS - LIBRARIES
PRELIMINARY PROPOSAL: OCT. 1

The National Leadership Grants for Libraries (NLG) support projects that address challenges faced by the library and archive fields and that have the potential to advance practice in those fields. Successful proposals will generate new tools, research findings, models, services, practices, or alliances that can be widely used, adapted, scaled, or replicated to extend the benefits of federal investment. IMLS priorities currently are: National digital platform and Learning in libraries. However other topics of interest include:
* What will move library and archival services in the United States forward?
* What will help libraries and archives make decisions about their own investments?
* What knowledge, capacity, functions, or infrastructure can libraries and archives share?
In FY2016, each award under this program will support one of the three goals of the IMLS strategic plan for 2012-2016, Creating a Nation of Learners:
1. IMLS places the learner at the center and supports engaging experiences in libraries and museums that prepare people to be full participants in their local communities and our global society.
2. IMLS promotes museums and libraries as strong community anchors that enhance civic engagement, cultural opportunities, and economic vitality.
3. IMLS supports exemplary stewardship of museum and library collections and promotes the use of technology to facilitate discovery of knowledge and cultural heritage.
The funding categories are: Project Grants: $10,000 - $2 million; Research Grants: $10,000 - $2 million; Planning Grants: $10,000 - $50,000; and National Forum Grants: up to $100,000. About 20 awards are anticipated. Full application details available here.
RESOURCES AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT                             
ARTS IN EDUCATION: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW 

Celebrating National Arts in Education Week, Americans for the Arts has organized the Arts Education: What You Need to Know Webinar Series - focussing on unpacking some of the key terms in this arena. These daily webinars will be held at 3pm and last approximately 20 minutes. To continue the conversation, join Jeff Poulin and special guests for a Twitter chat from 8–9pm, each day. 

1. Monday, September 14, 3pm
Arts Integration
Presentations from Amy Duma John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Janet Starke, Richmond Center Stage and Lauren Hess, Cincinnati Public Schools. Register here. Follow the conversation at #ArtsIntegration

2. Tuesday, September 15, 3pm 
Creative Youth Development
Presentations from Heather Ikemire, National Guild for Community Arts Education, Traci Slater-Rigaud, President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, Erik Holmgren, Massachusetts Cultural Council, and Denise Montgomery, CultureThrive. Register here. Follow the conversation at #CYD

3. Wednesday, September 16, 3pm
STEAM
Presentations from Kate McClanahan, Americans for the Arts, Lucinda Presley, The Innovation Collaborative, and Andrew Watson, Alexandria City Public Schools. Register here. Follow the conversation at #STEAM

4.Thursday, September 17, 3pm
Arts Education Standards
Presentations from Pam Paulson (Perpich Center for Arts Education), David Dik (Young Audiences Arts For Learning) and Jim Palmarini (Educational Theatre Association). Register here. Follow the conversation at #Standards

5. Friday, September 18, 3pm
Creative Aging
Presentations from Gay Hanna and Evan Sanderson, National Center for Creative Aging, and Robert Schultz, City of Mesa, AZ Arts and Culture. Register here. Follow the conversation at #CreativeAging

Register for the webinars to receive the direct link, pre-reading materials, and details for the follow up Twitter chat!
CT TRUST
HISTORIC PRESERVATION CONFERENCE
OLD ROOTS/NEW ROUTES
OCTOBER 16

The Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation celebrates the achievements of historic preservation at its annual conference Friday Oct. 6 at The Center for Energy and Environment at UConn School of Law, Starr Hall, in HartfordThe statewide gathering of leaders, advocates, and practitioners will highlight the role of preservation in promoting economic vitality, livable communities, and environmental sustainability. Lively panels will bring out the best new thinking on tapping Connecticut’s rich heritage to build a stronger and more diverse economy. Panelists from the UConn Center for Energy and Environmental Law will explore the changing regulatory framework for land conservation and historic preservation and outline new standards and procedures that may affect historic district commissions and other regulatory agencies. An afternoon workshop will ask participants to define the role of preservation in Connecticut for the coming decades. New tools, new strategies, new funding sources, and new constituencies provide exciting opportunities for homeowners, developers, community activists and municipal leaders. For detailed program, click here. To register ($75; $65 CT Trust members) click here.
JOBS                             
WESTPORT COUNTRY PLAYHOUSE
DATABASE ADMINISTRATOR

Westport Country Playhouse seeks a Database Administrator (DA) to manage and support the use and analysis of patron and ticketing data contained in the Tessitura and QuickBooks databases. This position reports directly to the General Manager and works closely with the systems, box office, marketing, development, and finance departments. This position requires a flexible schedule and the DA must be available on nights and weekends in order to maintain the ticketing system. Ideal candidates will possess either a college degree with a focus in information technology or comparable professional experience. Knowledge of SQL is required. As this position will interact with staff members who may not be as proficient with computer systems, excellent communication and documentation skills are required. Familiarity with Tessitura and InfoMaker is a plus. The position offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience, excellent benefits, and collegial and supportive work environment. To apply, please submit cover letter and resumé to: Database Administrator Search, Westport Country Playhouse, 25 Powers Court, Westport, CT 06880 or resume@westportplayhouse.org. For complete details, click here.
PALACE THEATRE
GUEST EXPERIENCE MANAGER

Stamford's Palace Theatre seeks an energetic, results driven, self-motivated professional to lead all aspects of customer relations while managing the box office and its staff. As a candidate for the Guest Experience Manager, you should excel at motivating and training sales associates to consistently deliver the highest levels of service by presenting a compelling vision to support the Palace’s dynamic slate of shows and events. A collaborative leadership style will allow you to partner with Human Resources to build a highly engaged team that possesses the skills and commitment to drive outstanding results. Excellent computer skills required, including point of sales system, website CMS, database management, working with multiple graphic formats, as well as proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Word. An ability to quickly synthesize new information and systems, along with strong writing skills, would also be desirable. The position will reconcile daily POS and event reporting. This is a salaried position with benefits and includes working nights and weekends whenever there are events. College degree is preferred. To apply for the position send an email with your resume, salary history to: hr@palacestamford.org. No phone calls or agencies please.
PEQUOT LIBRARY
DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATE


The Pequot Library, Southport, seeks a Development Associate who will, with the Executive Director and the Advancement Committee, help lead the fundraising and development efforts at Pequot Library. These efforts are aimed at implementing the Library’s plans to provide annual operating funds for the Library through grants, the annual fund, and an impending capital campaign. Essential to these goals is the establishment of careful, effective procedures and operations throughout the development office; and reaching out to expand the Library’s constituency. The Development Associate will work closely with the Executive Director in planning and achieving these goals. Working with the Board of Trustees and the Strategic Planning Committee, the Development Associate will help prepare a strategic plan for the Library, making sure that development goals are clearly spelled out. They will help to establish and meet the target goals set forth in the Library’s budget for the Annual Fund. Working together with the Development Committee, the Development Associate and the Executive Director will also help revise the plan for the capital campaign and begin to implement those plans. Salary Range: $30,000-$40,000. Click here for detailed job description

PEQUOT LIBRARY
SPECIAL EVENTS COORDINATOR

The Pequot Library, Southport, seeks a Special Events Coordinator, who would be chiefly responsible for special events, such as the Art Show, the Spring Benefit, the Book Sale, Derby Day, the Golf Outing, etc. The Special Events Coordinator will also play an important role in the development and execution of all cultivation and membership activities, in conjunction with the Development Associate and Membership Manager. Working closely with the Executive Director and other development staff, this position also helps with the clerical responsibilities associated with all development work. Minimum qualifications include: Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 2 years of experience in nonprofit or events; Results-oriented professional with a minimum of one year of successful experience in fundraising, networking, community organizing and/or outside sales skills required; Excellent writing, editing, and communication skills, ability to make Pequot Library come alive through top quality written material, stories, strategies, and talking points. Salary Range: Part-time position 15-20 hours per week; $15-$20 per hour. Click here for detailed job description
NEW HAVEN MUSEUM
COLLECTIONS MANAGER

The New Haven Museum seeks an innovative, enthusiastic professional with demonstrated experience and leadership in the field of collections management to provide full-time, year-round stewardship and access to the Museum’s collection of art, decorative arts, furniture and artifacts. The Collections Manager will set the vision for twenty-first century documentation, care, access and use of the Museum’s art and artifact collection at the New Haven Museum and its seasonally-open Pardee-Morris House. Qualifications: Master’s degree or advanced Certificate in Museum Studies, American Studies, Public History, Material Culture, or related field, minimum three years of experience managing a museum collection, demonstrated understanding of best practices and standards of collection care, grant writing experience, familiarity with museum accreditation programs, excellent written, organizational, and interpersonal skills, attention to detail, understanding of the internet and social media and their use in promoting greater access to museum collections, and able to climb stairs, carry and lift 30 pounds, and stand or sit for extended periods of time. To apply: send cover letter, résumé, and list of three references to: search@newhavenmuseum.org. Click here for full details. No phone calls please. EOE.
RIDGEFIELD SYMPHONY
DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT & PATRON SERVICES

The Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra (RSO) seeks a Director of Development and Patron Services (Director), who, in partnership with the Executive Director (ED), will spearhead patron relationship building and development efforts. A new position in the organization, the Director will have the opportunity to build the development function of the Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra (RSO), with particular focus on expanding our donor base, major gifts and sponsorships. In conjunction with the ED, develop and implement the RSO’s Annual Development Plan. In partnership with the RSO Executive Director and RSO Board, and within the parameters of the overall Development Plan, identify, cultivate and solicit individual, foundation and corporate donors. In conjunction with RSO Executive Director, RSO Board and Ad-Hoc Committees, assist in the planning, development and implementation of fundraising events. Application Deadline Sept. 21. Full details here.

Jobs Previously Listed and Still Available

Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum: Senior Press Officer
Downtown Cabaret Theatre: Stage Manager (seasonal, part-time)
Downtown Cabaret Theatre: General Theatre Technician (seasonal, full-time)
Shore Line Trolley Museum: Director
Westport Arts Center: Development Director
MEMBERS: Remember to post your Job Opportunities in FCBuzz Classifieds: http://fcbuzz.org/classified/jobs/

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CALENDAR                             

SEPTEMBER
Sept. 13-19: National Arts in Education Week: Celebrate & Advocate
Sept. 14: Spotlight on Arts & Culture: WPKN 89.5, noon
Sept. 15: NEH Deadline for Dialogues on The Experience of War Grant Program
Sept. 16-19: American Association for State and Local History annual conference
Sept. 18: Register for History Day Prep Day, Hartford
Sept. 21: NEA Our Town Application Deadline
Sept. 23: Common Ground 4: Comradity, 6:30pm
Sept. 30: Progressive Gallery Tour: C. Parker Gallery, Greenwich 
Sept. 30: Application deadline for Target Field Trip Grants

OCTOBER
Oct. c1: Letter of Inquiry Deadline for Grammy Preservation or Research Grants
Oct. c1: CT Humanities Quick Grant Deadline (upto $1500)
Oct.
c1: CT Humanities Public Presentation Grants ($1,500 - $9,999)
Oct.
c1: CT Humanities Public Presentation Planning Grants (under $10,000)
Oct.
c1: IMLS Leadership Grant for Libraries: Preliminary Proposal Due
Oct. c3: Prepare for History Day: Old State House, Hartford
Oct. c8: Fairfield County Advocacy Day (Trumbull Marriott) $55
Oct. c8: CT Nonprofits Workshop: Strengthening the Relationships Across Your Board
Oct. c9: Craft Research Fund
Oct. 14: FCCF Workshop: Board Chair Roundtable, 8:00am
Oct. 15: Shubert Foundation Grant Deadline-Dance, Arts-Related & Education Support
Oct. 16: CT Trust Annual Conference, Hartford
Oct. 20: NEA Art Works Application Deadline
NOVEMBER
Nov. c1: CT Humanities Quick Grant Deadline (upto $1500)
Nov. c2: Impact Fairfield County: Letter of Inquiry Submission Opens
Nov. 4-7: Museum Computer Network Conference (Minneapolis)
DECEMBER
Dec. c1: CT Humanities Quick Grant Deadline (upto $1500)
Dec.
c1: NEH: Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections: Application Deadline
Dec. c1: Shubert Foundation Grant Deadline for Theatre Operating Support
Dec. c2: Impact Fairfield County: Letter of Inquiry Submission Closes
Dec. c3: Nonprofit Legislative Forum: Greater Norwalk
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