Subject: Organizations' Newsletter - August 12, 2016

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ORGANIZATION NEWSLETTER
News and Opportunities for Cultural Nonprofits and Creative Businesses of Fairfield County, CT
August 12, 2016
The Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County is a nonprofit service organization that supports its members through 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 400 individuals and organizations. Sign up here
CONTENTS
OUR NEWS
❖ Hear podcast of Cultural Alliance Radio Show Audio Tour of The Glass House
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS: Artists of 305 Knowlton, Firing Circuits Studios, Greenwich Library, and Stamford Downtown Special Services District

YOUR NEWS
 News from The Aldrich Museum, The Barnum Museum, The Bruce Museum, Mill River Park Collaborative, New Paradigm Theatre, Pequot Library, Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra, Westport Arts Center and Westport Country Playhouse.

OTHER NEWS
United States of Arts Nominated for Emmy Award
❖ Museums & Race - Part Two: Surveys reveal racial mix of museum staff
Bridgeport's Bijou Theatre Closes - For Now
New National Partnership: Community Youth Development

FUNDING
❖ CTNext: Innovation Places
❖ Amphion Foundation: Music Grants for Non-Performing Organizations-Sept. 15


RESOURCES & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
How to Build a Better Board
The Right Board at the Right Time

SPACE
❖ Theatre Artists Workshop: Space to Share

JOBS
❖ Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra: Artistic Director
❖ Philip Johnson Glass House: Chief Curator
❖ Westport Country Playhouse: Development Fellow
❖ Sorelle Gallery: P/T Art Advisor


CALENDAR
Deadlines and Dates to Remember
OUR NEWS
GLASS HOUSE AUDIO TOUR  PODCAST
If you missed the broadcast of our last Spotlight on Arts & Culture that featured  Chris Franz (Talking Heads) and Tina Weymouth (TomTom Club) with Irene Shum, curator of the Philip Johnson Glass House, on an audio tour, including Yayoi Kusama's Narcissus Garden installation and the exhibition, Robert Rauschenberg: Spreads and Related Works, you can hear it right here or as an iTunes Podcast.
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
ARTISTS OF 
305 KNOWLTON

Building Manager: Sandy Terebesi

Artists of 305 Knowlton is a community of artists based at 305 Knowlton Street, in the Washington Park Historic District on Bridgeport’s East Side. The building was once home to the Armstrong Manufacturing Company — a well-known tool and die manufacturer in the 1800s — and the little-known creator of a technologically advanced prototype "horseless carriage" built in 1895. Today, 305 Knowlton houses a fresh mix of new innovators including small businesses, artists and The Armstrong Gallery, a large, privately run art space on the main floor with monthly shows, artist talks, and live performances. Situated on the Pequonnock River estuary, 305 Knowlton offers a variety of artist lofts and workspaces at very affordable rates with the unique qualities of this historically rich structure (some have river views) and its "quintessential charm and exceptional light." 305 Knowlton fosters a thriving on-site arts community and encourages that growth online, with each tenant encouraged to share images of their work and contact information in 305's digital gallery. See the Artists of 305 Knowlton's Facebook and Instagram pages. And see the website of 305 Knowlton Street here.
FIRING CIRCUITS

Coordinating Artists:  Elisa Keogh and Susan Leggitt

Some 12 years ago, a group of artists discovered an abandoned factory building in Norwalk, and the Firing Circuits Studios was born. The factory was originally built along the banks of the Norwalk River in 1912 for The Connecticut Lace Works. This industry thrived until the late 1960s, manufacturing fine quality Dresden lace. The building subsequently became home to FIRING CIRCUITS, a manufacturer of electrical components. Today, the large white letters spelling out the company name remain over the entrance to the building. Today the building is home to close to 30 diverse artists working in many mediums. While the studios remain closed to the public, visitors are welcomed year round. Each November, Firing Circuits holds an Open Studio weekend, inviting collectors, designers and art enthusiasts to stroll through the building, talk to the artists, ask questions about their work and process, and have the opportunity to purchase some great, affordable artwork. A list of artists can be found on the website, with links to many individual artists’ websites. Visitors are welcome to contact any one of the artists to set up a tour of the studios. See Firing Circuits' website and Facebook page.
GREENWICH LIBRARY

Library Director: Barbara Ormerod-Glynn

The Greenwich Library system consists of the Main Library (101 West Putnam Avenue, Greenwich) and its Byram Shubert (21 Mead Avenue) and Cos Cob (5 Sinawoy Road) branches. The mission of Greenwich Library is to provide exceptional resources, programs and services that promote the joy of lifelong learning and discovery, and to offer a welcoming place for people to gather and share experiences. With 1,400 programs and events per year, the Library seeks to serve as the cultural and intellectual crossroads of the community. Greenwich Library has a total circulation of about 1.5 million, the highest reported in Connecticut. Greenwich Library was recently named a five-star library by Library Journal for the seventh time. In the fall of 2015, over 2,200 residents completed a Community Survey, sharing their views and ideas about Greenwich Library’s services and priorities. In addition, 20 stakeholder interviews were conducted with town leaders in early 2016. These community surveys, conducted in 2011 and 2015, inform the direction of the Library’s Strategic Five Year Plan (2012-2017) by providing updated insight into community needs and preferences. Read the 2015 Community Survey Report. See Greenwich Library's website, Facebook and Instagram pages, and Twitter feed.
STAMFORD DOWNTOWN

President: Sandy Goldstein 

The Stamford Downtown Special Services District is a Business Improvement District, established in 1992 to "manage, enhance and promote the Downtown experience." Today, Stamford Downtown, with its corporate partners, creates high-quality events and programs, attracting people downtown and creating a sense of place, ultimately enhancing the value of the property in the district. Stamford Downtown runs two of the region’s most well-known concert series: Morgan Stanley presents Wednesday Nite Live, in partnership with Stamford Town Center, and Alive@Five in partnership with Budweiser, Reckson, Stamford Town Center and BevMax, held in Columbus Park. Another signature event is Art in Public Spaces, the annual outdoor sculpture exhibit held since 1994. This year's exhibit, Downtown Expressions, displays 42 sculptures by 16 artists throughout Stamford Downtown and at the Stamford Town Center (download a booklet on the sculptures here). In addition to the annual Downtown Farmers Market, two events still to come this summer include Summer Restaurant Weeks 2016, hosted by Stamford Tables (August 26th through September 4th), and Bark in the Park (a special day for Stamford's four-legged friends). See Stamford Downtown's website, Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram pages and Twitter feed.
YOUR NEWS
ROUND-UP OF MEMBERS' NEWS
Welcome to Emily Devoe the ALDRICH MUSEUM's new Press and Social Media Coordinator. Emily recently received her M.A. in the History of Art and Architecture from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and was a co-organizer of the 2015 Symposium, Plugged In: Art in the Digital Age, featuring MoMA's Anne Umland. Emily previously worked as associate director for NYC's Van Doren Waxter gallery.
The BARNUM MUSEUM's executive director, Kathy Maher, has been re-appointed by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy to Connecticut's Historic Preservation Council. Kathy is one of 12 council members who advise the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) on critical historic preservation issues. Kathy said, "While I am entrusted with protecting and ensuring the future of the great, historical Barnum Museum, it is so important to the citizens of Connecticut that all National Historic Landmarks are protected, cherished and celebrated now and for future generations”. Subject to legislative approval, Kathy will serve through 2020. More...
The BRUCE MUSEUM received a significant gift of fifty black-and-white photographs by Brett Weston from the Christian Keesee Collection in 2015, to be featured in an exhibition this November. These are the first images by Weston in the Bruce collection. Christian Keesee acquired the vintage prints from the Brett Weston Estate in 1996, creating an archive to organize and catalog the works as well as to increase the public awareness of the artist. This gift adds to the Bruce Museum’s growing collection of more than 800 fine art photographs. Detail above of Joshua Trees, Desert Landscape, 1942. Read more...
LAURA HECKMAN is the recently appointed new Executive Director of Stamford's MILL RIVER PARK COLLABORATIVE. Laura was previously Director of Public Programs for NYC’s Central Park Conservancy and Executive Director of the New Canaan Nature Center. Laura grew up on a farm in rural Ohio where she spent hours every summer riding her horse and working in a very large garden. SO it is no surprise that she believes it is important to stay connected to the earth, especially for her children. Welcome Laura!
NEW PARADIGM THEATRE was featured in Broadway World for its Oliver! "Reinvented" show, premiering at the Fairfield Theatre Company Warehouse August 20. Included in the story, BWW Preview: New Paradigm Theatre's Updated OLIVER in Bridgeport were NPT's partners City Lights, Turnaround Arts schools, KEYS, the Bridgeport Council of Churches and FTC! Read it here.
After a long and thorough search, PEQUOT LIBRARY has announced its new executive director: Stephanie Coakley. Most recently Director of Education at the Mattatuck Museum, and previously Executive Director and Director of Development at Charleston's Redux Contemporary Art Center, Stephanie, in Nicolas Morello's words, "has been dedicated to education, the arts and developing innovative community programs. Her background is highly complementary to Pequot's mission of bringing literature, music, art, science and the humanities to our community. She is passionate about her work and is a respected and transformative leader among her peers." We welcome her warmly to our community.
The RIDGEFIELD SYMPHONY welcomed a new executive director this spring, Laurie Kenagy. Laurie, former Executive Director of the Western Connecticut Youth Orchestra (WCYO), and now President of the WCYO Board of Directors, plans to further collaboration between the youth orchestra and other arts organizations in the area. See FCBuzz for upcoming concerts in October, December and May. Laurie plans to also further the RSO's plans to cultivate a sense of classical music that is anything but “stuffy,” and can be accessible and exciting for everyone. Welcome, Laurie!
The WESTPORT ARTS CENTER demonstrates the power of the arts as a force in the community through MORE Than Wordsa remarkable collaborative program focused on courage, resilience and empowerment in the face of bullying, developed with the Anti-Defamation League, Athlete Ally, Felix Gonzalez-Torres Foundation, National Charity League, Westport Library, Westport Country Playhouse, Triangle Community Center, SKATEmovement, Neighborhood Studios and Westport Magazine/Moffly Media. Discussions between Arts Center members and the wider Westport community, led to the project, guest curated by Gerry Snyder, Dean of The Pratt Institute School of Art, who explained, "Bullying is harmful enough when confined to the schoolyard but its true impact is exponentially greater when these power differentials are played out within the social institutions of relationships, the workplace, politics, and the world." Details here
The WESTPORT COUNTRY PLAYHOUSE has announced that Michael Barker will be the company’s new managing director. He will join the theatre in early September from his current position at the Marin Theatre Company in Mill Valley, CA where he served as managing director. Artistic director Mark Lamos said, “Mark's leadership skills, his business acumen, and his inspired support for theatre artists and their communities convinced the trustees of our search committee and me that he would be the perfect person to build a bridge to the future of this historic Playhouse.” welcome Michael!
OTHER NEWS                  
UNITED STATES OF ARTS NOMINATED FOR EMMY

The National Endowment for the Arts’ digital story series United States of Arts has been nominated for a 2016 Primetime Emmy Award in the Outstanding Short Form Nonfiction or Reality Series category. A key feature of United States of Arts is the collection of more than 60 three-minute episodes highlighting the stories of arts and culture - one from every U.S. state, territory, and region, reflecting a diverse array of cultures, people, places, and ideas. See the Connecticut section.  "These stories and this recognition by the Academy are a tribute to the power the arts have to make a positive difference in the lives of so many people and in our communities,” said NEA Chairman Jane Chu. Solaris Media Group executive producers Rachel Klein and Kimberly Austin, and producer Bradley Glenn were recognized in the nomination. “It is a career high and an honor to work with the National Endowment for the Arts on this expansive project,” said Ms. Klein. The series was conceived of and supervised by NEA Director of Strategic Communications and Public Affairs Jessamyn Sarmiento. Other nominees in the Outstanding Short Form Nonfiction or Reality Series Emmy category this year are: Inside Look: The People vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story from FX Networks; Jay Leno’s Garage from NBC.com; Time.com: A Year in Space; and Roots: A New Vision from HISTORY. The 68th Primetime Emmy Awards will be announced in Los Angeles on Sunday, September 18.
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MUSEUMS AND RACE - PART TWO

Following up on our story about the new group that has formed concerned about racism in museums (Museums & Race: Transformation and Justice - see its Facebook page and Twitter feed), comes a story in The Art Newspaper about two recent studies revealing the lack of ethnic and racial diversity among top museum staff in the US. "While people of color represent 38% of the country’s population, they make up only 9% of museum boards and 16% of the administrators, curators, conservators and educators who make decisions about what is exhibited and preserved as culturally important. These hard numbers show just how little the offices and boardrooms of US cultural institutions reflect rapidly shifting demographics. Now, those institutions must decide what to do about it. After surveying almost 1,000 local cultural organisations last year, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs has committed $1m to support diversity efforts among city-subsidised institutions, ranging from the Metropolitan Museum of Art to the Bronx Historical Society. The department is now evaluating proposals such as paid internships, which help remove the barrier to entry for those who cannot afford to work for free. The Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD) devoted its annual meeting in May to diversity and inclusion after surveying staff at 181 museums in partnership with the Mellon Foundation last year. The survey found that only 4% of curators, educators, conservators and top administrators are African American; 6% are Asian and 3% are Hispanic. Read more...
BRIDGEPORT'S 
BIJOU THEATRE
CLOSED - FOR NOW 

On July 29, the Connecticut Post reported that Bridgeport's Bijou Theatre, the anchor of the Bijou Square redevelopment, was closing its doors August 7. Christine Brown, president of the nonprofit that ran the Bijou, said that it was an unavoidable financial decision: "We’re really, really proud of what we’ve accomplished but the economics have made it impossible for us to keep going," she said. Phil Kuchma, the downtown Bridgeport real estate developer, from whom Brown rented the building, is determined to re-open the Bijou as soon as possible: "This is the oldest building in the United States built as a movie house still operating as a movie house,” Kuchma said. "As long as I have anything to do with that building it’s going to stay a movie house. There’s no question about that. Whatever sacrifices or hard work that takes, it’s going to happen." Kuchma was quoted as saying that the closure of the Bijou should not be seen as a sign of the times, noting other vacancies in his properties in that neighborhood have been quickly filled. "Bridgeport is still proving itself," he said. "There are some huge successes, but people don’t talk about the successes as often as they talk about the things that don’t work." Read more here.
NEW NATIONAL PARTNERSHIP: COMMUNITY YOUTH DEVELOPMENT 

Creative youth development is a recently coined term that organizes a community of practice that integrates the arts, sciences, and humanities with youth development principles, sparking young people's creativity, and building critical learning and life skills that carry into adulthood. A new partnership aims to strengthen community-based organizations, develop and support adult practitioners in the field, and benefit youth by increasing access to CYD opportunities. Four organizations just signed a Memorandum of Understanding formalizing their commitment to advancing CYD as a field of practice nationwide. The Partnership supports three major projects: 1. National Blueprint for Creative Youth Development: With support from the NEA, this project will lead cross-sector development of the CYD field. The Blueprint will identify strategies for achieving shared goals to increase access to creative learning for American children and youth.  2. The Creative Youth Development Toolkit: Set to launch June 2018, this will highlight key research in the CYD field, illuminate effective practices for success, and provide tools and resources to drive this field forward. 3. CYD Website: The website and newsletter will provide unified communications to foster information sharing, learning, knowledge development, collaboration, and input across the field. Read more, sign up for the newsletter, or register your program to participate.
FUNDING
CT NEXT
INNOVATION PLACES


CTNext calls itself "Connecticut’s innovation ecosystem." It equips startups and entrepreneurs with resources, guidance and networks to accelerate growth and success. Its statewide network connects promising companies to mentors, collaborative work spaces, universities, vendors, suppliers and other like-minded entrepreneurs to help facilitate the growth and scalability of their business. See short overview video here. CTNext's  Innovation Places program builds on the successes of entrepreneurs and intends to further support their work to grow the innovation community in Connecticut. The program has three parts:
1. Planning Grants to help communities develop an Innovation Places Master Plan and Implementation Application (up to $50,000).
2. Implementation Grants to provide a portion of the funding required to implement the Master Plan.
3. Agency alignment: Encouragement for State agencies and offices to favor applications for financial and technical assistance for projects and initiatives in areas designated as Innovation Places.
Eligible applicants include corporations, associations, partnerships, limited liability companies, benefit corporations, nonprofit organizations, municipalities, institutions of higher education or any other similar entity. This excludes individuals. Applications must focus on one or more compact geographic areas within the same municipality having entrepreneurial and innovation potential. See guidelines here
AMPHION FOUNDATION
GRANT FOR NON-PERFORMING ORGANIZATIONS
SEPTEMBER 15

The Amphion Foundation was established in 1987 to encourage, through support to performing and presenting organizations that have demonstrated sustained artistic excellence, the performance of contemporary concert music, particularly by American composers. As part of this mission, the foundation is accepting applications from nonprofit organizations that are not performing ensembles (i.e., education/ residency, festival, library/archive, presenter, radio/television, and music service organization) for general operating support or special project support. Typically, the program awards grants of up to $7,500, although larger grants may be awarded to larger organizations with an extraordinary commitment to contemporary concert music or a particularly significant project. To be eligible, applicants must be a nonprofit, non-performing organization or music service organization with a history of substantial commitment to contemporary concert music at a high level of excellence. Organizations must have been in existence for at least two years. In general, the grant program does not support jazz music. See the Amphion Foundation website for complete program guidelines and application instructions. Deadline Sept. 15
RESOURCES AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT 
HOW TO BUILD A BETTER BOARD - THROUGH COMPETENCY MODELING

In the latest Clyde Fitch Report, management consultant and NYU professor Duncan Webb writes on How to Build a Better Board - through the process of "competency modeling." Starting from the premise that leadership for nonprofit arts organizations must come from the board, not the staff, Webb writes that "only when organizations understand the leadership role of the board are they likely to devote sufficient attention and resources to creating and supporting a better board, with the skills and resources required to provide the leadership that is so desperately needed. This means more work on board recruitment, board training, board support and board evaluation."  Competency Modeling (a process developed after WWII by US Bomber Command to improve the chances of pilots returning from missions) grew out of a study of pilots and crews, to determine the attributes, behaviors and characteristics of crews that made it back. "This led to the identification of competencies — knowledge, skills and personal characteristics that together defined success, which in this case meant getting back in one piece. The result of the research was a set of guidelines for the recruitment of new pilots and crews with those competencies, which then lead to a significant improvement in the number of planes and crews making it home alive." Webb is now beginning similar research to determine those core competencies that we should all use in recruiting board members. Read more...

THE RIGHT BOARD AT THE RIGHT TIME
U.MASS EXTENSION

The extremely highly regarded U.Mass Amherst Arts Extension Service is offering an online course on Board Development this Fall (Sept. 6 - Dec. 14), examining the role of the nonprofit board, how board members can best relate to the professional staff, and how to identify volunteer leadership needs. Recruitment and orientation of new board members will also be discussed. Practical assignments will focus on participants' own board of directors. View a sample syllabus here. Lisa Barnwell Williams is the instructor for the course. With more than 30 years of fundraising experience, Lisa is the co-founder of Chanticleer Consulting, and is the co-author of Building Strong Nonprofits: New Strategies for Growth and Sustainability. She was recently interviewed by AES about why it is important for arts leaders to build board development skills. As she says in the interview: "The right board and the right role for the board is not the same for every organization. A brand-new 501(c)3 needs something different from a board than one with a long history; a community-based group needs something different than a national one… Whether the board is an effective, congenial partner is determined by composition, organization, and engagement." Read the whole interview here.  Highly recommended.

SPACE                             
THEATRE ARTISTS WORKSHOP
SPACE TO SHARE

The Theatre Artists Workshop (TAW), a membership organization of professional actors, writers, and directors that meets together on Monday evenings and allows individual members to sign up to use the space for their own rehearsals, is looking to share the space with another arts group, (perhaps a writing group or a school), to create some synergy - and to share some of the rental expenses. TAW will work with your group to figure out the best ways to share the use of the space. Space includes:
Theatre: stage and seats for approximately 100 people. Kitchen: rehearsals and board meetings are held in the kitchen - there is room for 10 people or so around the table.
Exclusive use of small office is available. Space is usable 24/7; Large well lit parking lot; Space is ideal for classes. For more details, contact: caroleschweid@gmail.com

JOBS                             
RIDGEFIELD SYMPHONY
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR


The Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra seeks an Artistic Director - a leader with significant conducting experience, and a passion for and extensive knowledge of orchestral music. The ideal candidate has a strong commitment to artistic excellence, while understanding the critical elements of fiscal responsibility. The candidate must have strong interpersonal, leadership and communication skills. He/she must have the vision and ability to make symphonic music relevant and exciting for existing and new audiences. Artistic, administrative and community responsibilities include, among many others: Maintain primary responsibility for artistic planning, operation and development of the orchestra; advise on matters of policy that concern the overall growth of the orchestra and suggest ways to improve and enhance the orchestra’s artistic objectives consistent with the organization’s goals and financial parameters; plan the concert season including, but not limited to, subscription concerts and possible education, holiday, chamber and special concerts; participate in developing overall goals for the organization; maintain frequent and regular communication with the executive director and the Board of Directors; assist in the general promotion of the orchestra by taking part in community events, appearances and fundraisers. Full details here. Deadline: Sept. 1.
PHILIP JOHNSON
GLASS HOUSE
CHIEF CURATOR


The Philip Johnson Glass House seeks a Chief Curator & Creative Director to serve as a visionary leader for the next phase of programmatic development of this historic site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, located in New Canaan. The Chief Curator & Creative Director (CCCD) directs a small full-time professional staff assisted by a corps of highly educated and trained educators, and reports to the Executive Director of The Glass House. The CCCD collaborates with other Glass House management members and has the opportunity to interface frequently with senior management in the National Trust Historic Sites Department, as well as peers at National Trust Historic Sites across the country. The Glass House campus is a 49-acre National Historic Landmark with 14 structures reflecting the ever changing work of the noted architect who used the site for fifty years to experiment with the relationship between art, architecture and landscape. The CCCD must demonstrate a level of knowledge and enthusiasm in each of these fields. It is the CCCD's responsibility to ensure these remarkable assets are used creatively and effectively to engage and inform the public about the legacy of Philip Johnson and David Whitney, and the work of the National Trust. The key areas of responsibility will be to: raise the profile of the Glass House to reach new audiences; work toward a transformative visitor experience with new programs and partnerships locally, nationally and internationally; and to direct staff. Full Details here.
WESTPORT COUNTRY PLAYHOUSE
DEVELOPMENT FELLOW

The Westport Country Playhouse seeks a Development Fellow. Reporting directly to the Development Operations Manager, the Development Fellow provides administrative support for the development department. This position is a full time paid intern position, 40 hours per week with weekend duties. Must be available the weekend prior to Gala on Monday, September 19. Principal responsibilities include: enter Annual Fund donation information into Tessitura and ensure accuracy of daily gift entry; prepare all Annual Fund gift acknowledgements on a weekly basis; maintain hard copy and digital files for all individual and corporate donors and prospects; monitor inventory of office supplies and other pertinent materials and coordinate purchasing with Development Operations Manager; work with Development Operations Manager to facilitate board and individual stewarding; track fulfillment of donor recognition, ticket benefits and amenities; and more. Qualifications include: an understanding of and commitment to the mission of Westport Country Playhouse; strong attention to detail, with demonstrated project management, organizational, and research abilities including analyzing large volumes of information from disparate sources and synthesizing it in cogent and concise written form. Weekly stipend of $250. Full details here.
SORELLE GALLERY
P/T ART ADVISOR

Sorelle Gallery Fine Art, located on Main Street, New Canaan, is seeking a polished, upbeat, and passionate part time Art Advisor. 24 – 32 hours/week. $14/hr to start, with performance-based quarterly monetary incentives. Qualified Candidates will possess the following: an outgoing professional that loves to help clients in the selection of artwork for their home or office and all things art gallery; a positive attitude and love working retail (weekend hours a must); can work independently; be creative, self-motivated, and is energetic; has a marketing/sales or retail background, is highly organized, detail oriented, and self-reliant; an impeccable phone manner and written communication skills; excellent computer skills with Apple products, Microsoft Office, with a knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator a BIG plus; degrees in sales and marketing, business, or graphic design encouraged. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: aiding Director and Media Specialist in day-to-day gallery matters; accompanying Director on local, in-home art consultations; art installation; and more. Full details here. No phone calls or walk-ins.
Jobs Previously Listed and Still Available

P. T. Barnum Digital Collection Project: Project cataloger and metadata specialist
P. T. Barnum Digital Collection Project: Technical Coordinator
Coastal Arts Guild: Art Teachers
Fairfield University:  Museum Assistant
Lyman Allyn Art Museum: Director of Education
Mattatuck Museum: Director of Education
New Britain Museum of American Art: Director of Development
New Canaan Society for the Arts: Executive Director
Wesleyan University’s Center for the Arts: Director.
Yale University Art Gallery: Exhibition Production Manager
MEMBERS: Please post your Job Opportunities in FCBuzz Classifieds: http://fcbuzz.org/classified/jobs/

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CALENDAR                             
SEPTEMBER
Sept. c1: NEFA: New England States Touring (NEST) Deadline (for events post-Dec. 1)
Sept. c1: J.M. Kaplan Fund: Furthermore Publishing Project Grants Deadline
Sept. c7: USArtists International Application Deadline (for events 12/16-12/17)
Sept. 12: NEA Our Town Grant Deadline
Sept. 15: Amphion Foundation Application Deadline for Non-Performing Ensembles
Sept. 30: Deadline for Submitting Video of Public Art

OCTOBER
Oct. c1: Grammy Foundation: Music Research and Preservation Grants LoI due
Oct. c3: Levitt Foundation AMP [Your City] Grants Awards Submission Deadline
Oct. 17: Shubert Foundation Theatre Grant Application Due

DECEMBER
Dec. c1: Shubert Foundation Dance Grant Application Due
Dec. c1: USArtists International Application Deadline (for events 3/17-3/18)
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