Program Associate, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation seeks a Program Associate in the Performing Arts Program. The position reports to the Program Officer and requires close collaboration with two other Program Associates and an Administrative Assistant.

Responsibilities may include, but will not be limited to the following:

  • Conduct proposal review for music-related grants, including financial and project budget assessment.  Assist Program Officer in communication with grantees to guide them throughout the proposal revision process.
  • Monitor grantee performance, including careful review of all reports, financial information, and other communication with directors and primary investigators.  Perform related follow up.
  • Monitor grant management issues, including modifications, matching payments, etc.  Draft official correspondence with grantees regarding such grant matters, in coordination with other Foundation departments.
  • Assist program officer in preparing and proofing docket summary recommendations, including relaying financial assessments, and generating special reports to the Trustees and Executive Staff.
  • Participate in meetings with current and potential grantees and partners administering regrant programs and prepare detailed notes for the record.
  • Assist with program schedule planning and budgeting.
  • Conduct research in connection with current and new initiatives.
  • Attend performing arts events and conferences.
  • Help plan and coordinate arrangements for on-and off-site meetings.
  • Help maintain files within the department and in the Foundation’s file room.
  • Respond to general inquiries and requests for information.
  • Stay current in arts-related news and trends in the performing arts field.

No deadline.

Arts Management Consultant, Webb Management Services

Webb Management Services is a management consulting practice dedicated to the development and operation of cultural facilities and organizations. We are a New York City-based firm, but our practice is national in scope.

 We are currently seeking a project manager to work on (and eventually lead) feasibility studies, business planning and strategic planning.  Clients include municipalities, arts organizations, foundations, developers and educational institutions.  Candidates should have extensive experience with and knowledge of arts facilities, programming, marketing, administration, finance and cultural policy.  Several years of professional experience in the performing arts industry is required.  A graduate degree in arts administration or an arts-related field is preferred.  Research, finance and technology skills and experience are a plus.  The position requires energy, flexibility, travel, public speaking, research, analysis and writing.

Please email a one page cover letter along with a one to two-page resume in PDF format to

No deadline. I know the folks at Webb quite well and they would make excellent colleagues.

Executive Officer, International Fund for the Promotion of Culture, UNESCO

UNESCO’s International Fund for the Promotion of Culture is recruiting an Executive Officer, to be based in Paris. The International Fund for the Promotion of Culture (IFPC) promotes: cultures as sources of knowledge, meanings, values and identity; the role of culture for sustainable development; artistic creativity in all its forms, while respecting freedom of expression; and international and regional cultural cooperation. IFPC is looking for an Executive Officer to work in its Paris office, with the overall task of ensuring the implementation of the Decisions of the Administrative Council, and manage on a day‐to‐day basis the Secretariat of the International Fund for the Promotion of Culture.

Deadline: October 28.

Grants Program Officer, Arts & Humanities Council of Montgomery County

The Grants Program Officer is responsible for providing oversight for the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County’s (AHCMC)’s grant making program, in addition to administering the various grant award and related roster processes. The Grants Program Officer is also responsible for acting as a positive public figure for AHCMC and the grants  program, and for creating an environment wherein applicants, potential applicants, grantees and the community perceive AHCMC as being both a leader and resource for the arts and humanities community.

No deadline, but the position starts on January 2, 2013. Salary is $45,000-55,000.

Knowledge Officer, Community Foundation for Greater New Haven

The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, the region’s largest grantmaker, is seeking a qualified candidate for a professional position in the Grantmaking and Strategy Department. The Community Foundation’s mission is to create positive and sustainable change in Greater New Haven by increasing the amount of and enhancing the impact of community philanthropy.

Deadline: November 9.

Senior Research Analyst, Standards and Measurement, Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy

CECP is seeking an articulate, personable, and insight-driven Senior Research Analyst to oversee the organization’s annual corporate philanthropy benchmarking initiative and to represent CECP as an eminent expert on emerging trends in corporate giving. Specifically, the Senior Research Analyst will manage the full lifecycle of CECP’s Corporate Giving Standard (CGS) survey, which is widely accepted as the industry’s leading survey of corporate contributions among Fortune 500 firms as well as by industry and national press. Reporting to the Director and working alongside a fellow Senior Research Analyst focused on a parallel project related to global measurement, this position will be accountable for annual data collection, trend analysis, report authorship, valuation guidance, and client support. The ability to find the story within the data; articulate it in presentations, media interviews, blogs, and a written report; and work closely with giving officers to understand their day-to-day issues and assist them in putting the findings to use in a practical manner are all at the heart of making the most of this exciting career opportunity.

No deadline.

Philanthropic Services Program Manager, Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University

Philanthropic Services seeks a full time Program Manager to manage The Grantmaking School’s projects. We are looking for candidates who have experience managing multiple projects, excellent written and verbal communication skills, and a strong knowledge of the philanthropic sector. The successful candidate will assist in overseeing the scheduling of annual courses, work closely with regional association and foundation partners, and conduct professional presentations.

Deadline: October 31. Salary $40,000-55,000. The position is located in Grand Rapids, MI.

Program Manager, Association of Small Foundations

The Association of Small Foundations (ASF), the largest membership association in philanthropy, seeks a Program Manager for the Educational Programs Team of its Member Services Department. This Program Manager position is ideal for someone with a desire to apply their demonstrated volunteer management, educational program development, and project management experience to a national membership association working to enhance the power of philanthropy. The Program Manager is responsible for piloting and managing ASF’s local engagement initiative, which in 2013 includes 30-40 peer-learning and connecting programs in targeted cities across the country. A cornerstone of the initiative is working in close collaboration with ASF member leaders and volunteers, colleague organizations, and funding partners. This position is also responsible for strengthening and coordinating ASF’s strategy for general member engagement and volunteer management.

Deadline: October 26.

Call for Artists, Creative CityMaking, Intermedia Arts

Intermedia Arts, a nonprofit arts center in Minneapolis, MN, is seeking four artists to participate in Creative CityMaking, a new partnership with the City of Minneapolis that fosters collaborations between local artists and City planners to develop fresh and innovative approaches for addressing long-term transportation, land use, economic, environmental and social issues facing Minneapolis.

Creative CityMaking will embed four artists in the Planning Division of the Minneapolis Department of Community Planning and Economic Development (CPED). Their collaborative talents and work will be showcased throughout the year at community meetings related to city planning projects, citywide community events, and will culminate in a public exhibition and forum at Intermedia Arts. In addition, artists and planners will come together throughout the year in a series of participant convenings, where they will share ideas, learnings, successes and challenges.

Deadline: October 24 (tomorrow). Thanks to Sharon DeMark for the tip!