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Litchfield Performing Arts Office

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Litchfield Performing Arts, Inc. located in Goshen CT, is a 31 year-old not-for-profit that runs the internationally recognized Litchfield Jazz Camp and Litchfield Jazz Festival, as well as the 20 year running arts education program Project Poetry Live!.

Current Job Openings

Office & Programming Manager

Litchfield Performing Arts, Inc., a 501C3 arts organization, is seeking a motivated self-starter to take charge of day-to-day operations of a 3-person office with several part timers. Under the guidance of the Executive Director.  This person must have excellent attention to detail, written and oral skills and an ability to juggle multiple priorities. The organization presents Litchfield Jazz Festival and a multi-week Jazz Camp. The candidate must have COO-like skills to provide overview to the ED (there are bookeepers/auditors).  Will oversee full-time, part-time and seasonal staff. Proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite, a working knowledge of QuickBooks, and ability to create and maintain budgets a must.

Responsibilities:

  • Oversee administration of contracts for all programs.
  • Manage employees and contractors involved in Litchfield Jazz Festival.
  • Obtain permits and licenses.
  • Assist in vendor recruitment.
  • Monitor event ticket sales and liaise with outside ticketing agent. Provide timely reports to ED.
  • Help ED and board prepare and conduct annual events and fundraisers with development staffer.
  • Develop and maintain cash flows, expense projections, profit and loss statements.
  • Manage organizational timeline and stay in front of all deadlines.
  • Supervising full-time, seasonal and part-time staff.  Recruit, train, and supervise summer interns.
  • Assist in database update and maintenance, including Constant Contact and Filemaker Pro.
  • Process information from onsite and online surveys using Survey Monkey.
  • Schedule, organize and coordinate with mail house on all company mailings.
  • Liaise with graphic designer and Executive Director to create ads, brochures and publications. Familiarity with Adobe Photoshop is very helpful.
  • Write and distribute monthly e-newsletter through constant contact.
  • Update website as necessary and coordinate with colleagues on social media posts

Litchfield Performing Arts, Inc. offers health benefits, retirement plan and paid vacation. Starting Salary 38K.

To Apply:

Please send cover letter, resume, salary requirements and three professional references to Vita West Muir, vmuir@litchfieldjazzfest.com.

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE


development assistant

Litchfield Performing Arts, Inc., a 501C3 arts organization, is seeking a sharp, organized self-starter to assist the Executive Director in grants research, acquisition and compliance and donor cultivation and maintenance. Work with ED and Board to develop and produce fund raising events. Maintain relationships with teachers of music critical to the organization’s educational programs, notably its 18 year old Litchfield Jazz Camp. Proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite and working knowledge of QuickBooks required.  Experience in creating and maintaining budgets needed.

Responsibilities:

  • Research and develop new grant targets (Foundation Directory Online available), and assist ED with grant submissions.
  • Create and maintain grant timelines.
  • Meet all grant reporting requirements in a timely fashion.
  • Cultivate and maintain individual donors and sponsors, including donor acknowledgement and data base maintenance.
  • Manage annual appeal.
  • Work jointly with ED and Board to develop new fundraising events and strategies.
  • Assist in organizing and running fundraisers.
  • Telemarket to established list of educators to promote student enrollment for Litchfield Jazz Camp.

Litchfield Performing Arts, Inc. offers health benefits, retirement plan and paid vacation.  Salary commensurate with experience.

To Apply:

Please send cover letter, resume, salary requirements and three professional references to Vita West Muir, vmuir@litchfieldjazzfest.com

Salary commensurate with experience.

 

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE