Employment Opportunities

Grants and Sponsorships Coordinator (Full-time, Non-Exempt)

Job Summary:  The Grants and Sponsorships Coordinator researches, writes, and submits all grant proposals and follow up reports, and participates in arts advocacy activities on behalf of the Frist Center. The Grants and Sponsorships Coordinator participates and assists in relationship building strategies with foundations and corporations to help meet the overall goals supported by the strategic plan of the Frist Center. Must have excellent communication skills, both oral and written.

The following duties are normal for this classification. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.

Essential Job Functions:
• Contribute in the creation and implementation of strategies for the cultivation and solicitation of local, regional, state and federal granting agencies and foundations;
• Conducts ongoing prospect research to identify potential grant funding sources from local, regional, and national agencies;
• Write proposals, grants, and letters to corporations, foundations, and other related organizations;
• Manage application deadlines, progress reports, and annual schedule;
• Maintains effective ongoing stewardship and year-round communication with existing funders as part of the cultivation cycle;
• Writes acknowledgement letters to donors including composing letters for the Executive Director and other staff;
• Utilize Altru database to identify and manage prospects, enter research data, and track progress;
• Assist in the development of written materials to support fund-raising activities;
• Assist in developing and managing budget for grants;
• Submit progress reports and updates as needed, including summaries of execution;
• Work closely with members of the development team, education, and curatorial staff to understand funding needs and strategic direction;
• Assist the Associate Director of Development with sponsorship management.
• Communicate and coordinate pertinent grant requirements, such as need for logo inclusion on specific publications, to related Frist Center parties;
• Participate in arts advocacy activities including working with the Metro Nashville Arts Commission and the Tennessee Arts Commission to promote the arts;
• Some evenings and weekends required;
• Perform other duties as assigned or requested by the Associate Director of Development.

Education:  B.A./B.S. degree or higher, or equivalent professional/leadership training in the field; two years previous experience with non-profit fundraising. 

Skills and Abilities:
• Ability to contribute creatively in a team-oriented workplace;
• Ability to develop relationships with diverse groups of individuals and companies;
• Ability to represent the Frist Center in a professional way to donors, potential donors, and the general public locally, regionally, and nationally;
• Ability to strategize and problem solve;
• Excellent oral and written communication skills;
• Strong attention to detail
• Ability to be a self-starter
• Excellent organizational skills and ability to meet deadlines;
• Some evenings and weekends required.

Physical Demands:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  Demands may include:
• Lifting materials up to 35 pounds
• Stooping, bending, kneeling
• Standing for long periods of time
• Working at computer for long periods of time

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
 

Interested candidates should send resume, references and salary requirements to:

Frist Center for the Visual Arts
Attn:  Sheri Horn, Human Resources Manager
919 Broadway
Nashville, TN  37203-3822
E-mail to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or Fax: (615) 244-3339


 

Martin ArtQuest Facilitator
(On-call, Non-Exempt, Nashville Talent Payment)

Work Details:
On-call, Nashville Talent Payment workers are responsible for the support of self-directed learning and art making experiences by visitors of all ages in the Martin ArtQuest Gallery, the Frist Center for the Visual Arts’ interactive gallery.  Responsibilities include maintaining the successful daily functioning of the space and all components – art making and technological.  The Martin ArtQuest Facilitator uses the highest level of interpersonal and communication skills to demonstrate excellent and outstanding customer service and volunteer relations. Evening and weekend hours are required, as well as administrative holidays. Weekly scheduled hours will be 20 to no more than 25.

Essential Job Functions:

Work directly with the Assistant Director for Experiential Learning
• to support the implementation of activities and stations in the Martin ArtQuest Gallery;
• Facilitate positive self-directed learning and art making experiences for intergenerational learners as individuals, in family units, and in large groups;
• Model excellent and outstanding customer service and volunteer relations;
• Monitor, assess, evaluate, and make adjustments to the interactive gallery to provide a safe learning environment for visitors of all ages;
• Ensure the safety of the original works of art;
• Manage the Martin ArtQuest Gallery during both slow and peak visitation, utilizing volunteer resources and time management skills to ensure an orderly environment.
• Work with co-workers to properly staff Martin ArtQuest Gallery at all times; Maintain regular and harmonious communication regarding daily operations of Martin ArtQuest Gallery;
• Maintain Martin ArtQuest Gallery in a clean and orderly fashion throughout the day; Maintain all technology components in Martin ArtQuest Gallery;
• Supervise volunteers in their support of Martin ArtQuest Gallery and their interaction with the public, and assist with training and provide daily support to them; review volunteer training manual regularly; Work closely with the Volunteer Services Manager to maintain open communication about volunteers and their schedules;
• Maintain inventory by assisting with receiving orders, organizing supplies and keeping storage spaces clean and orderly. Coordinate supply lists with other MAQ facilitators and communicate supply needs to the Education Coordinator;
• Organize supplies in Martin ArtQuest and keep stocked at all times, including the literature rack; prepare and distribute art making supplies efficiently and economically;
• Gain knowledge and understanding of upcoming exhibitions through attendance at designated education programs in support of related Martin ArtQuest Gallery activities;
• Accept projects as assigned by supervisor;

Education: Bachelor's Degree in education, art education, or studio art preferred.

Work Experience: One to two years experience in a school or museum environment or relevant experience.

Skills and Abilities:
• Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work directly with casual museum visitors, teachers, and students of all ages and great diversity;
• Ability to contribute creatively in a team-oriented workplace;
• Flexible and adaptable to working in a dynamic and changing work environment;
• Knowledge and experience in current computer hardware and software, and art materials and resources;
• Strong time management skills and organizational skills;
• Ability to prioritize tasks, make informed decisions, and trouble-shoot in a dynamic environment;
• Ability to communicate effectively via verbal and electronic interaction;
• Ability to work effectively with public and staff on a personal level, with tact and diplomacy;

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Demands may include:

• Lifting materials up to 25 pounds.
• Stooping, bending, kneeling
• Standing for long periods of time.
• Working at computer for long periods of time.

Nashville Talent Payment is the employer of record for this on-call position.

Interested candidates should send their resume:
E-mail .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or Fax: (615) 244-3339

 

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Frist Center will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities.

The Frist Center for the Visual Arts is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

 

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