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Employment Opportunities

Development Assistant

Beck Center for the Arts seeks a talented individual to join us in the role of Development Assistant. In this hands-on role, the Development Assistant provides support for a comprehensive development program designed to maximize contributed income to sustain the mission of the Beck Center for the Arts. The ideal candidate will be a quick learner, a self-starter, flexible and someone who works well as a part of a team as well as individually.

Reporting to the Director of Development, the Development Assistant is a vital member of a fast paced team whose responsibilities include providing primary support for internal and external Beck Center events and administrative support including gift processing and data entry and supporting Beck Center’s annual direct mail appeals. Representing Beck Center for the Arts at events and on the phone, the Development Assistant shall provide excellent customer service.

Whether you are a recent graduate or someone considering an encore career, this is an exciting opportunity for a detail oriented individual looking to gain experience as a development professional. Must have a Bachelor’s Degree, computer skills, strong written and oral communication skills, and a proven ability to work independently in an organized and results-oriented manner. Occasional evening and weekend work is required.

We offer a fun and flexible working environment with a unique arts and education mission. To apply in confidence, please send your resume and cover letter, along with your current or desired salary range, to Dena Adler at dadler@beckcenter.org  No phone calls please. Application deadline Friday, August 17.

We are an equal opportunity employer.

Dance Instructors - Part-time, hourly, immediate openings beginning September 2018 for Tuesday and Saturday classes.

Now accepting applications for the following disciplines:

  • Preballet
  • Jazz—beginning and advanced
  • Ballet—children’s and adults
  • Contemporary—advanced

Beck Center Dance holds upward of 75 classes weekly for students in ballet, preballet, preschool dance, Kids-N-Dance, pointe, tap, jazz, contemporary, capoeira and hip hop, as well as special offerings for adults in pilates, yoga, and Body Beautiful.

To apply in confidence, submit cover letter and resume via e-mail to Melanie Szucs, Associate Director of Dance Education at mszucs@beckcenter.org. No phone calls please.

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

Now accepting applications for the following instruments:

  • 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.

Music & Art Therapists

Beck Center for the Arts is looking for creative individuals for open, part-time Music and Art Therapist positions!

Music Therapy:

Functioning as a member of the Creative Arts Therapies team, music therapists serve individuals of all ages with and without various special needs for local, non-profit community arts center. Assignments include placement in agencies throughout North East Ohio region as well as group and/or private music therapy sessions at Beck Center for the Arts. Hours for this position will primarily be located in Lorain and west Cuyahoga counties. Instruments, props, audio equipment, and other resources provided. Staff members receive complementary tickets to all Beck Center professional theater productions.

Fall 2018 MT

Art Therapy:

Functioning as a member of the Creative Arts Therapies team, art therapists serve individuals of all ages with and without various special needs for local, non-profit community arts center. Assignments include placement in agencies throughout Northeast Ohio region as well as group and/or private art therapy sessions at Beck Center for the Arts. Hours for this position will primarily be located in Lorain and Cuyahoga counties. Art supplies and other resources provided. Staff members receive complementary tickets to all Beck Center professional theater productions.

Fall 2018 AT

If interested, please send current resume and statement of interest to: Nicole Price, nprice@beckcenter.org. No phone calls please.

Internships

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.

*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.

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