JOB POSTING: Part-Time Development & Marketing Manager

JOB POSTING:  Part-Time Development & Marketing Manager

 

Art Start is an award-winning, nationally-recognized New York City arts-based non-profit organization that uses the creative process to connect with underserved youth for the purpose of personal development.

 

The Marketing and Development Manager will project lead and collaborate with Art Start Co-Executive Directors and other team members on the following:

 

INDIVIDUAL DONOR COMMUNICATIONS & STRATEGY

 

In partnership with Art Start’s Co-Executive Directors, utilize creative passion and talent to:

  • Represent the Art Start brand/identity and tell our overall brand/identity story

  • Implement a social strategy for the organization to showcase Art Start's work with young people

  • Execute strategic outreach/follow-up with target audiences

  • Encourage donations and engagement from mid-tier donors.

  • Build and execute campaigns, including Art Start advocacy campaigns and our on-going Monthly Donor Campaign

 

In partnership with in-house graphic designer & videographers

  • Create content for individual donor fundraising strategy and marketing materials, with a heavy emphasis on strength-based storytelling

    • Peer fundraising campaigns (Classy.org)

  • Direct mail

  • Art Start original publications

  • Email marketing (Mailchimp)

  • Social Media posting

 

Update, maintain and utilize data in fundraising software (Classy) and CRM (Salesforce)

  • Write/Call with acknowledgements to online and check-based donors, vetting for follow up

 

GRANTS

Alongside the Co-Executive Directors:

  • Develop strategic road map for fund raising initiatives

  • Drive deadlines and hold team members accountable for their contributions

  • Utilizing existing templates with some updates, write letters of interest and grant proposals for targeted foundation prospects

  • Provide follow up and support for reports for current foundation funders, with an emphasis on strength-based storytelling, content-based visual storytelling and evaluation data.

  • Research and pursue grant opportunities, large and small


 

APPLYING FOR THIS POSITION

 

Qualities in a great candidate

  • NYC-based

  • Bachelor Degree

  • 3-5 years professional employment experience in the field of marketing or non-profit development

  • Tech-Savvy and Resourceful

  • Willing to do what it takes to get the job done.

  • Passionate about marketing and development strategy.

  • Great writer. Knows their grammar and can tell our story

  • Believes in the arts to change lives

  • Accountable, responsible, honest, helpful

  • Flexible and Adaptive: Understanding of the unique challenges of the nonprofit sector

  • Very strong work ethic

  • Must enjoy teamwork and collaborating with colleagues

  • Able to meet deadlines independently

 

Experience working or volunteering with underserved youth a plus!

 

We are looking for mid-level candidates with professional experience in some of the following areas:

  • Non-Profit development planning, including foundation funding, corporate partnerships, and individual donor management

  • Content-Based Marketing

  • Technology-based fundraising

  • Copy editing, graphic design, photography, video editing

  • Solid, consistent, project-driven employment

  • SquareSpace, Salesforce, Classy, Mailchimp, Google Drive,

 

Compensation

  • $24,000-$26,000 annual base salary (Part-Time, 20-25 hours per week, W-2, Exempt)

 

Benefits

  • Generous Paid Time Off: Vacation, Sick, Personal Time + Paid December Holiday Leave from December 24th through January 1.

  • Access to group health insurance + monthly employer-paid stipend

  • Access to group 401k Plan

  • Flex Time and remote work eligibility

  • Employer-sponsored professional development opportunities

 

Additional Perks

  • Work from Art Start Studios in the West Chelsea Arts Building, steps from the HighLine

  • Have the opportunity to be a part of an NYC landmark! Art Start is a 25 year old, award-winning, nationally-recognized organization that has connected with thousands of NYC’s young, emerging artists and professional, creative industry professionals.

  • Work with talented, intelligent, dedicated educators, teaching artists, directors, creative industry leaders, and volunteers.

 

How to Apply

Submit the following materials to Jobs@art-start.org with “Marketing & Development Manager” in the Subject line.

  • Resume

  • Cover Letter highlighting qualities and experience from this job posting

  • Writing Sample: Excerpt from grant, marketing copy, blog post, etc.

 

Application Deadline

January 27, 2016

 

2016, EMERGING VISUAL ARTIST NICO

Photo taken by Mauricio Quintero

Photo taken by Mauricio Quintero

 
Nico's painting titled Building a Better New York Description: The illustration portrays the Empire State Building to represent "Building", a protractor to representthe letter "A", a whisk inside of a red velvet cake batter to represent "Better", and the Statue Of Liberty to represent "New York", even though the presence of the Empire State Building should already indicate that fact. Individuals should read this portrait from left to right in order to gain the insight of Building a Better New York. In addition, there's a street sign to represent which direction people can choose: the possibility of a good route, a bad route or perhaps a better route where the road splits up into two. Mr. Isaac is trying to demonstrate to the public of making a choice in which people can be impacted negatively or positively.

Nico's painting titled Building a Better New York

Description: The illustration portrays the Empire State Building to represent "Building", a protractor to representthe letter "A", a whisk inside of a red velvet cake batter to represent "Better", and the Statue Of Liberty to represent "New York", even though the presence of the Empire State Building should already indicate that fact. Individuals should read this portrait from left to right in order to gain the insight of Building a Better New York. In addition, there's a street sign to represent which direction people can choose: the possibility of a good route, a bad route or perhaps a better route where the road splits up into two. Mr. Isaac is trying to demonstrate to the public of making a choice in which people can be impacted negatively or positively.

Nico, 19 

From: Brooklyn, NY 

Focus: Painting and Mixed Media 

Nico is a 19 year old visual artist from Brooklyn. He studied art all his life in various programs. Throughout middle school he attended abstract and perspective drawing courses at Pratt Institute as well as a weekly visual arts course through Rush Kids at Corridor Gallery in Brooklyn. He is currently part of the mural program with Groundswell. Nico is passionate about all forms of art. In the program he plans to explore new mediums.  

 
Nico with his paintings at the Emerging Artists showcase. 

Nico with his paintings at the Emerging Artists showcase. 

2016, EMERGING M.C. / MALIK

Malik's photo taken by Mauricio Quintero 

Malik's photo taken by Mauricio Quintero 

Malik, 16 

From: Brooklyn, NY

Focus: M.C. 

Malik is a 16-year old M.C. from Brooklyn. Malik came to Art Start by recommendation of program partner YO SOS (Youth Organizing Save Our Streets). Malik is passionate about social justice and often writes music that express his feelings about gun violence and police brutality. In the Emerging Artist Program, Malik records each week at the Art Start Studios. He workshops his writing with his mentor and will soon begin making his own beats.

Soundcloud:https://soundcloud.com/dreamchaser-lik


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2016, EMERGING VOCAL PERFORMER / TAYAHNA

Tayahna's photo taken by Natalie Brasington

Tayahna's photo taken by Natalie Brasington

 

Tayahna,15

Focus: Vocal Performance

Tayahna is a 15 year old singer, rapper, songwriter and music producer. Tayahna’s talent was first discovered at the early age of five, when her mother entered her into local talent shows where she always came in first place in her category. Since then, she has been performing all over NYC. Tayahna believes that performing is what she was born to do and says it’s as important to her as breathing! 

She spends the majority of her free time creating and recording her own songs and beats using Pro Tools, Logic, and Reason. Tayahna also plays the piano and the acoustic guitar. Her dream is to become an international recording artist and performer so she can share her music and talent with the world. 

 


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2016, EMERGING SINGER / REBEKKA

Rebekka Lewis, 21

Focus: Vocal Performance

Rebekka is an aspiring Singer/Songwriter who has been singing for as long as she can remember

With musical influences like Bruno Mars and Jhene Aiko, Rebekkah longs to make soulful music with meaningful messages.  She wants her music to be uplifting and inspire people to make it out of difficult times because that what music has been for her.  Life has deterred her a couple of times, but she is determined to pursue her passion for singing, and dedicating her time to learning how to enhance her technical skills in voice and performance.  

Rebbeka is hopeful that the program will provide her the structure to develop a more disciplined and solid work ethic.  


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2016, EMERGING ARTIST / SYDNEY

 

Sydney, 20 

Focus: Visual Arts

Sydney is  20 year old “artists artist.” She has been drawing, singing, dancing, acting and writing ever since she was child.  She realized in high school that art was her calling and explored the in’s and out of visual arts.

Sydney now draws all day and night. As a resident in EAR, she hopes to be exposed to it all; drawing, still life drawing, freelance painting, sculpting and even digital photography.  She believes that they would all help to expand her knowledge of more than one art form. It would give her extra skills to better enhance her own works originality.  

Sydney wants to share with the world, through her art work, all the pain, love, hate, stress, happiness, funny, dark, confused, beautiful and amazing times in her life. She wants to allow the world see her, through the canvas and accept it all, just as she has. One day, she would like to see her art work being hung in amazing exhibits, talked about, analyzed with such wonder and interest.

She expects the EAR program to help her network, provide her with opportunities to  give me work with upscale art companies and individuals, and help her grow personally to improve her talent.


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2016, EMERGING FILMMAKER / MELISSA

Melissa, Age 16

From: Bronx

Focus: Filmmaking

Melissa is a 16 year old aspiring filmmaker.  She first became interested in filmmaking after watching a special effects documentary of a horror film.  Her fascination with the filmmaking discipline has only grown since.  

Melissa hopes to be a make of all types of films and work both behind the camera and in the editing room as a videographer and director.  She hopes to create films that both entertain audiences and make political statements. Being someone with the desire to facilitate political awareness,  if Melissa were to have an opportunity to make a film now, it would be a film giving people insight into the real lives of politicians, mainly the President.  She also has interests in comedy and drama.

Melissa believes that perseverance, consistency and networking are the three most important factors that contribute to any artists success.  She expects the EAR residency to position her to lay a solid foundation for her career in filmmaking.


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