The Rhode Island Historical Society Seeks Deputy Executive Director for Collections and Interpretation

The Rhode Island Historical Society invites experienced museum and/or library administrators with artifact and/or special collections experience to apply for the position of Deputy Executive Director for Collections and Interpretation.

The Deputy Executive Director (DED) for Collections and Interpretation will manage a team whose responsibilities include the day-to-day management of the RIHS’s collections, interpretation, and programs, such as cataloguing and technical services, visitor services, acquisitions, and conservation. The DED will also coordinate with the Director of the Goff Center for Education and Public Programs and the Director of the Museum of Work & Culture on exhibition planning and execution of the RIHS’s strategic plan as it pertains to interpretive, educational programs.
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Newport Music Festival seeks Development Manager


The Newport Music Festival (NMF) has played a significant cultural role in Rhode Island since its launch in 1969. In the years since, the Festival has produced more than 2,000 classical chamber music concerts in many of the Preservation Society of Newport County’s renowned Newport Mansions and in various venues throughout Newport. NMF has hosted more than 1,000 artists, including 130 American debuts of artists who have gone on to make musical history.

The last decade has brought a broadening of the Festival’s musical landscape. From Bach to Bernstein to world premieres by established and emerging composers, as well as rare discoveries of forgotten minor masterpieces, the Festival offers something for everyone, even those just looking for a magical experience in one of America’s most beautiful coastal cities.

The May 2017 arrival of Pamela A. Pantos as NMF’s new Executive Director heralds a new era for the organization as it anticipates the celebration of its 50th Anniversary Season in 2018.
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FirstWorks seeks Grants Manager

FirstWorks seeks a detail-oriented individual with excellent writing skills to create communications and align case-making in order to advance FirstWorks in its second decade of connecting art with audiences. The Grants Manager will assume lead responsibility for foundation, government, and corporate grants. Reporting to the Director of Development, s/he will play a central role in implementing FirstWorks annual development plan, with key responsibility for the complete grant writing process– including prospecting, proposals, fulfillment, donor reports and cultivation.

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Hera Gallery seeks Gallery Director

The position of Gallery Director, Hera Gallery/Hera Educational Foundation is a part-time paid position. Director reports directly to the President of the Board of Directors.

This position, while an administrative position, is a creative springboard allowing a motivated individual the opportunity to contribute to the local arts community by leading a well-regarded institution. Hera encourages the gallery director to pursue his or her professional interests. The gallery director may develop skills in the following areas: curatorial experience and exhibition design, graphic design and social media marketing, professional level arts writing, development skills, grant writing, website development.
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The Steel Yard seeks Community Engagement Coordinator (AmeriCorps position)

The Steel Yard and Local Initiatives Support Corporation are seeking a quarter-time
AmeriCorps member to serve as a Community Engagement Coordinator. The candidate will ideally begin service on June 1, 2017 and serve a minimum of 450 hours though the end of his/her term on September 30, 2017.
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Providence ¡CityArts! seeks VISTA (AmeriCorps position)

Providence ¡CityArts! for Youth is seeking a creative individual to serve as an AmeriCorps VISTA for the 2017-2018 service year. The CityArts VISTA will help to strategically improve and expand arts learning opportunities by assisting in evaluating and improving existing systems that support teaching and learning for CityArts’ in-school and out-of-school programs. CityArts’ programs are offered at schools in South Providence that are highly under-resourced, leaving students with little to no arts programming. The VISTA will support CityArts’ strategic planning process by helping to research and evaluate the ways that CityArts can best support access and opportunity in the arts, and provide evidence as to the importance of arts education as a way to inspire social change, promote youth development, and engage student learning at schools and in our community. The CityArts VISTA program offers individuals an opportunity to strengthen their evaluation and arts administration skills, while deepening problem solving and leadership abilities.
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