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Marketing And Communications Manager

Chamber Orchestra Of New York

Sept. 24, 2018, 7 p.m. - July 3, 2019, 10 p.m.

Who We Are Chamber Orchestra of New York, the city’s premier fully-auditioned young professionals orchestra, is a springboard for young classical music artists, an on-ramp for classical music lovers, and a starting point of music education for youth. We aim to achieve our mission through our lighthearted, engaging music programming and our programs including The Respighi Prize music competition for emerging soloists, composers and conductors, New York Conducting Workshop, and our new education initiative Maestro Juniors for Title One New York City Public Schools. In 2007, Chamber Orchestra of New York (CONY) performed its inaugural concert in Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall, where it now holds its annual Masterworks Series. The orchestra also performs regularly at The Morgan Library & Museum and Adelphi University Performing Arts Center. The orchestra’s Naxos Records albums are airing internationally to critical acclaim. This year, we are performing five concerts: Friday, November 16, 2018, 7:30pm Weill Hall, Carnegie Hall Thursday, February 14, 2019, 7:30pm Weill Hall, Carnegie Hall Thursday, June 6, 2019, 7:30pm Weill Hall, Carnegie Hall Friday, June 7, 2019, 7:30pm, Adelphi University Performing Arts Center Thursday, June 27, 2019, 7:30pm Cary Hall at DiMenna Center We also perform for fashion shows, such as Dolce & Gabbana and Tory Burch. Dependent on the client, there may be further opportunities to work together with the Marketing Manager on these projects. CONY is seeking to rebrand its image this year with engaging 25 to 45 year old audiences and prospective sponsors through social media and other marketing channels. We are seeking to highlight the color and chaos of classical music through intimate portraits of the performers and audience. The Role The Marketing and Communications Manager position is a critical customer-facing role that will serve as the contact point for social media and in-person events for the organization. The goal of this position is gain an increased awareness of Chamber Orchestra of New York in the NYC metro region in order to sell tickets to our concerts, raise money from supporters and sponsors, increase our network of online followers, sell merchandise, and generate quality applications for our New York Conducting Workshop and The Respighi Prize.Responsibilities Marketing Manager and Communications Manager is a central role responsible for formulating local marketing programs and related communications plan to support our local community. S/he will handle social media posts and communications with our audience as well as manage our concert table to be the main communications person for the organization.Main Responsibilities Include: Developing and executing a digital roadmap designed to enable wonderful customer experiences. Plan and execute marketing campaigns using online templates across Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and our website. Measure and report performance of all digital marketing campaigns and assess against goals (KPIs and ROI). Provide analysis of what works and what doesn’t back to the organization on a regular basis. Collaborate with the Music Director, Orchestra Manager and Education Manager to align priorities, lead generation, growth, and retention. Plays a major role in enhancing brand awareness within the digital space as well as driving website traffic and acquiring sponsorship leads and ticket buyers. Communicate the mission, history, and programs of the organization both online and at concerts before and during intermission. Opportunity to plan, manage, and execute direct mail and email campaigns, provided time and budget allotted. Provide feedback about advertising campaigns for social media and print media.Desired Skills and Experience Hands-on experience building digital marketing campaigns. Must have experience with and knowledge of classical music. Strong understanding of campaign KPI performance metrics and SEO. Experience and knowledge of classical music and its history is important. Excellent analytical skills and confidence in utilizing data in Excel and other tools. Highly organized with excellent attention to detail. A clear communicator both written and verbal. Flourishes in a collaborative environment, with an energetic and engaging personality. Can conform to shifting priorities, demands, and timelines. Good time management and prioritization skills.Freelance Rate: This is a part-time role, with the ability to plan and schedule social media posts in advance. Concert attendance is mandatory. Hourly rate: $25 per hour, 20 hours per production, which includes three hours at each of the five concerts during the orchestra’s season.

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57th Street and Seventh Ave
New York, New York 10019

Middle School Academic Tutor

Harlem Educational Activities Fund (heaf)

Sept. 29, 2018, 2:30 p.m. - May 31, 2019, 4 p.m.

HEAF is seeking dedicated individuals to serve as academic coaches to providing tutoring and support and/or to serve as Teacher’s Assistants for our High Expectations (Middle School) students, grades 6-8.About HEAF: The Harlem Educational Activities Fund, Inc. (HEAF) is a comprehensive not-for-profit supplemental education and youth development organization that supports and assists dedicated students to develop the intellectual curiosity, academic ability, social values and personal resiliency they need to ensure success in school, career and life. HEAF identifies scholars in middle school and supports them until they are successfully admitted to four-year colleges through a variety of after-school, Saturday and summer programs.Purpose: Academic Tutors ensure that are students have the academic and study skills needed to succeed in middle, high school, and college. As a college bound program, HEAF’s goal is for 100% of our scholars to graduate from both high school and a four year college. To ensure all HEAF scholars realize this goal, HEAF mandates tutoring and Academic Success Programs for scholars who fall below HEAF’S minimum academic standards of 80% and above in all core class. Tutors provide assistance to students in the four core subject areas: Math, English/ELA, Science, and Social Studies and are matched with students based on the coach’s skills in specific subject areas and the student’s needs. Responsibilities: Assess and assist students with homework and test preparation in at least one of the core subjects: Math, English Language Arts (ELA), Science, and Social Studies - see below for more details about concepts covered in each subject areaEvaluate and record student progress after each sessionAttend and participate in scheduled tutor orientation & training meetingsCommunicate academic progress to program staffCreate a rich learning environment that aids in instructing students with various learning stylesComplete and submit required documentation, including hours logQualifications:Bachelor’s degree preferred - some college required. (Masters students in Education encouraged to apply)Advanced skills in Mathematics, English Language Arts, Science, and/or Social StudiesExperience tutoring middle school studentsStrong work ethic and interpersonal skillsWillingness to promote HEAF educational and youth development philosophy.Ability to work collaboratively with othersBilingual (Spanish/English) candidates are highly encouraged to apply.Time Commitment: Academic Tutors are asked to make a minimum of a one hour/week commitment for a minimum of one semester. HEAF’s High Expectations tutoring program operates on Saturdays from 2:30-3:30pm .Support: Orientation will be provided for all tutors at the beginning of the Fall term. Additionally, tutors are given access to a folder of resources that can be used during their sessions. Optional training sessions are offered for our program team throughout the Fall term.BenefitsBuild one-on-one relationships with students, while instilling confidence in themselves and their academic abilitiesWork as part of a collaborative and innovative teamReceive ongoing training opportunitiesEnsure our students have the skills necessary to successfully accomplish their academic goalsThis position is an unpaid, volunteer position that reports to the Program Coordinator for High Expectations, and is also supported by the Volunteer Engagement Coordinator.

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2090 Adam Clayton Powell Jr., Blvd
New York, New York 10027

Learning Through Art Volunteer

Solomon R Guggenheim Museum, Learning Through Art

Oct. 1, 2018, midnight - June 28, 2019, midnight

Learning Through Art VolunteerSolomon R. Guggenheim MuseumThe Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum is seeking volunteers to support teaching artists in New York City public school classrooms where the Learning Through Art (LTA) program is implemented. LTA Volunteers should be enthusiastic about arts education/integration and able to make a commitment to assist a teaching artist one day each week for the duration of the 20-week residency.LTA places teaching artists in New York City public school classrooms, where they collaborate with teachers to create process-oriented art projects that examine ideas and themes related to the school curriculum. In these 20-week residencies, teaching artists introduce art techniques and concepts and encourage students to view, analyze, and discuss works of art.Founded in 1937, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation is dedicated to promoting the understanding and appreciation of art, architecture, and other manifestations of visual culture, primarily of the modern and contemporary periods. The Guggenheim realizes this mission through exceptional exhibitions, education programs, research initiatives, and publications. The Guggenheim strives to engage and educate an increasingly diverse international audience through its unique network of museums and partnerships. With nearly three million annual visitors worldwide, the Guggenheim and its network is one of the most visited cultural institutions in the world.Responsibilities of a LTA Volunteer include:Distribute all art materials to students as directed by teaching artist. Help to maintain an organized classroom throughout each session and manage clean-up and storage of materials.Photograph (when advised by teaching artist) students at work in the classroom. Photograph one individual work for each student in February/March to be included in the catalog and exhibition slide show.Assisting the teaching artist in hanging in-school exhibitions and other displays of student artwork throughout the yearAs advised by teaching artist, work with students one-on-one and in small groups as needed.Helping with LTA events as needed, including family days at the Guggenheim MuseumThis is a volunteer position. Volunteers receive invitations to Guggenheim programs, free admission to museums across the country, discounts at the Guggenheim restaurants and store and the opportunity to learn about art education, museum education and modern and contemporary art.Volunteer commitment is once weekly from approximately mid-October through early May.

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Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
New York, New York 10128