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Beck Center for the Arts is one of northeast Ohio’s largest performing arts and education organizations providing professional theater performances and high-quality arts education for tens of thousands of patrons throughout the region annually. We seek a talented individual to join us in the role of Controller.

As Beck Center is a complex organization made up of six programs plus a professional theater, this position requires understanding of how myriad detail flows into one financial statement. The Controller provides leadership and management oversight to plan, supervise, and coordinate accounting, payroll and employee benefits at Beck Center, and has the authority to improve efficiencies and implement change in processes as necessary. This individual reports directly to the President/CEO and supervises two part-time Accounting Assistants.

In this role, the Controller will be responsible to ensure high quality standards of accounting office functions, particularly in maintaining the integrity and accuracy of the GL and Cash Accounts, preparing and/or overseeing timely and accurate reconciliation on all bank accounts to support accurate cash flow statements. This individual will manage the annual audit and preparation of 990s to timely completion, manage the benefits procurement process and benefits administration, as well as other duties.

We seek an individual with a minimum of three years of accounting experience, proven financial management, financial reporting and financial analytics, preferably in a non-profit, education, or service industry. A four year college degree or CPA is preferred. Familiarity with MAS90 accounting software and proficiency with MS Excel is preferred.

We offer a fun and flexible working environment with a unique arts and education mission. To apply in confidence, please send us your resume and cover letter, along with your current or desired salary range, to ECorwin@beckcenter.org.

We are an equal opportunity employer.

Associate Director of Theater Education

Beck Center for the Arts seeks a talented individual to join us in the role of Associate Director of Theater Education. In this role, the primary responsibilities include the design and implementation of Beck Center’s theater education curriculum and programming, including recruitment and management of the theater education faculty. In addition, the Associate Director oversees four youth theater productions in terms of show selection, hiring staff for each production, working with the production team to cast each show, serving as producer for each show and directing a minimum of one show per season.

As a member of Beck Center’s education leadership team, this person is responsible for budget development and oversight, faculty schedules, departmental payroll processing and tracking the special needs of the program. The Associate Director will proactively manage relationships with constituents, faculty members, students, families and the community so as to encourage participation in Beck Center’s theater education programs and come to a full understanding of all aspects the organization’s programming. In addition to directing/production duties the Associate Director will called upon to teach within the department during the year as a classroom educator and/or private coaching sessions.

We seek an individual with a BA or higher in the arts and prefer someone with 3-5 years’ experience as an educator with management skills. Must have experience directing/producing theatrical productions on various levels, managing people and budgets, be detail-oriented and possess good computer, writing, and communication skills. Must have proven ability to work independently in an organized and results-oriented manner.
We offer a fun and flexible working environment with a unique arts and education mission. To apply in confidence, please send us your resume, along with your current or desired salary range, to egallagher@beckcenter.org. No phone calls please.

We are an equal opportunity employer.

Music Instructors - Part-time, hourly, non-exempt

Now accepting applications for the following instruments:

  • Cello
  • Flute
  • Guitar (Saturday availability preferred)
  • Percussion (Saturday availability preferred)
  • Trumpet
  • Upright Bass

Beck Center’s Music Education program seeks dynamic teaching artists to instruct students ages 5 and up in private instrument studies. The ideal candidate will be an experienced performer and educator with a proven ability to work with children as well as adults.

This position is responsible for maintaining an active and growing studio by instructing students in weekly private lessons and preparing students for Student Showcase recitals. Instructors are expected to teach consistently during the academic year with an optional summer semester. The 2017-2018 year includes: Fall (September 6-January 20), Winter/Spring (January 29-June 4), and Summer (June 11-August 17). Instructors provide a high standard of music instruction that meets the needs of each individual student, tracking their short-term and long-term goals toward sustained growth. Instructors communicate with students, parents, and staff to facilitate lessons and foster student retention. Instructors are responsible for recording attendance and enrollment accurately and promptly in their faculty roll book.

We seek individuals with at least a BA in music performance and/or education with experience teaching privately or in a classroom setting. Candidates should also have experience performing in a professional setting. Must be an articulate customer service oriented individual who communicates well with students, families, and colleagues. The candidate should have excellent organizational skills and be prepared to lead weekly lessons that are educational with developmentally and age appropriate content.

A competitive hourly rate will be discussed with each potential candidate. Hiring is contingent upon passing a background check.

To apply in confidence, submit cover letter, resume, and samples via e-mail to Jessica Firing (jfiring@beckcenter.org). No phone calls please.

Part-Time Facilities Technician

Beck Center’s facilities department has an immediate opening for a part-time facilities technician.  Under the direction of the Facilities Supervisor, the position is responsible for housekeeping, maintenance, and security of all physical properties and grounds at Beck Center for the Arts. This includes room setup and teardown, general housekeeping, performing various types of repairs and maintenance, and implementation of loss prevention and safety procedures.

The ideal candidate will have basic familiarity with housekeeping and maintenance. Additional skills including floor care, carpentry, plumbing, electrical and HVAC are a plus.  This person is self-motivated possessing the ability to work independently and proactively.  This individual will work 15-25 hours per week including evenings and weekends.

To apply, pick up an application at the front desk, or e-mail resume or qualifications to Tim Keehn (tkeehn@beckcenter.org ). No phone calls please.  Hiring is contingent upon passing a background check.

Registration Support Manager

Beck Center for the Arts seeks an experienced and talented individual to join us in the role of Registration Support Manager.

The Registration Support Manager provides exemplary customer service to internal and external education constituents within Music, Creative Arts Therapies, Outreach, Dance, Theater education and Visual Arts. With the Assistant Director of Education, the Manager has direct responsibility for all private lesson registrations as well as therapy and outreach contracts. This position is directly responsible for updating and maintaining the integrity of the registration software (ActiveNet) relating to registrations, financial allocations, billing and receivables, faculty payroll and external contracts in a timely manner to meet the monthly closing schedule.

The ideal candidate would be a highly organized, detail-oriented and energetic person with strong customer service and communication skills. This candidate should also have a high level of computer literacy and demonstrated MS Excel and basic accounting skills. Familiarity with ActiveNet registration software preferred. Strong systems thinking skills a plus.

We are an equal opportunity employer. We offer a flexible working environment with a unique arts and education mission. Full-time, competitive pay and benefits. To apply in confidence, please send your resume, to Larry Goodpaster (lgoodpaster@beckcenter.org). No phone calls please.


Arts Administration Internship

Designed for creative, dedicated and innovative college undergraduate and graduate students seeking greater understanding and deeper knowledge of the management and operations of a non-profit arts center that houses both educational programming and a professional theater.

Opportunities and Projects are Available in:

  • Operations & Administration
  • Customer Service & Box Office
  • Community Engagement
  • Education & Outreach
  • Development & Patron/Donor Stewardship
  • Event Planning and Hospitality
  • Production/Stage Crew

Schedule/Hours: Part-time (Flexible) 10-15 hours/week

Duration: Internships should last at least 3 months and can be accommodated in the Summer, Fall, and Spring.

Year-round opportunities may also be available, contact us to learn more.

Required Qualifications:

  • Excellent Communication skills
  • Reliability and maturity
  • Creative problem-solving
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task
  • Well-organized, detail-oriented, self-starter
  • Ability to meet deadlines and to work independently and as part of a team
  • Computer skills (Microsoft Office, internet research)
  • Reliable transportation

Additional Information/Benefits:

  • Beck Center offers an excellent opportunity for students to obtain a broad range of skills in arts management including project management, customer service, organization, communication, and planning.
  • Fun, flexible, creative, team-oriented environment!
  • Free tickets to Beck Center performances during the internship
  • Clear work plan with a variety of projects
  • Weekly meetings with designated supervisor
  • Additional training and professional development offered including;
    • Career development assistance
    • Seminars led by staff and guest speakers focusing on topics related to nonprofit administration, such as marketing, fundraising, financial management and strategic planning.
    • Unpaid, internship may be completed for college credit.

Application Procedures: To apply please send a cover letter and resume to Erin Corwin, ecorwin@beckcenter.org. Cover letter should include what opportunities/projects you are interested in, what you hope to bring to the internship and gain during the internship. Include a letter of reference/recommendation from a professor in your field. Interviews for summer 2018 placements will begin in March.

*the letter of recommendation may be sent separately from the online application materials if necessary. Please submit to ecorwin@beckcenter.org

Beck Center for the Arts is more than a non-profit organization that combines professional theater with arts education. We create art experiences. We are committed to creating an arts experience that is as individual as the people we serve with eclectic performances to suit many tastes, education opportunities for all ages and abilities, community outreach, and free exhibitions.