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Museum Services Coordinator - Saturday


SUMMARY:

The Center for Puppetry Arts seeks a Museum Services Coordinator to open/close exhibits, greet patrons, and give guided tours of museum exhibits. The ideal candidate will be self-motivated, patient, enjoy interacting with people, and have a strong work ethic. This position is perfect for someone who has an interest in puppetry, is a confident public speaker, and loves children. The work schedule for this position is Saturday from 9:45am to 5:15pm.

To apply please email your resume and a letter of interest to Kelsey Fritz, Exhibitions Director, at kelseyfritz@puppet.org

  • • Hours: Every Saturday from 9:45am to 5:15pm
  • • Reports to: Exhibitions Director
  • • Open all exhibit areas: Power of Wonder, Atrium, and Special Exhibit Gallery
  • • Turn on lights, projectors, televisions, etc.
  • • Conducts morning walk-through. Makes a list of malfunctioning equipment, HVAC system or damage to exhibits, labels, etc
  • • Restocks season guides and brochures in breezeway area. Informs supervisor if printed pieces are running low.
  • • Cleans exhibit cases and visible storage case on the third floor.
  • • Stands and greets groups and individuals as they enter Museum area from Lobby. Also helps direct patrons to the shows and education workshops.
  • • Gives regularly scheduled group tours of Museum twice daily. Also may give additional group tours as needed.
  • • Closes and secures all exhibit areas at end of day.
  • • Performs other duties as assigned.
 

Grants Manager

SUMMARY:
Reporting to the Development Director, the Grants Manager is the principal researcher and writer of funding proposals, applications, letters of inten,t and reports to foundation, corporate, NGO and government grant makers. Office hours are generally Mon.-Fri., 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, however some evening and weekend hours may be required.


DUTIES:
  • • Develop well-researched, well-written and well-documented grant proposals, applications and reports for private and public funders and ensure submission in a timely fashion.

  • • Qualify prospective funders, analyze the fit between the program/funder and recommend strategies for grant opportunities.

  • • Thoroughly review Center donor files and application guidelines to develop each proposal plan and timeline.

  • • Work collaboratively with other departments to develop, analyze and coordinate program/project budgets, descriptions, activities and timelines.

  • • Assist program staff to design programs that meet the requirements of specific requests including the creation of measurable outcomes.

  • • Supervise research and writing of grant proposals for corporations, foundations, and government prospects.

  • • Act as liaison and nurture and maintain positive working relationships with funders. Proactively contact funders to obtain additional information for proposal submissions, clarify guidelines and request feedback on declined proposals.

  • • Attend applicant workshops in person or via conference call or webinar.

  • • Other duties as required.

Preparation and Knowledge:

  • • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree.

  • • Minimum of 3 years of proposal writing experience with demonstrated success, preferably in an arts and culture organization.

  • • Excellent written communication skills with a proven ability to write clearly, concisely and persuasively.
  • • Strong critical thinking, problem solving, teamwork and interpersonal skills.

  • • Demonstrated experience managing collaborative proposal development.

  • • Ability to work quickly and calmly under pressure, effectively multi-task and manage competing deadlines and shifting priorities.

  • • Strong initiative and follow-through.

  • • Familiarity with the Atlanta philanthropic community and/or the Atlanta arts and cultural scene/environment.

  • • High proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, email and internet; Raisers Edge experience a plus.

Please submit: a letter of interest, resume, three writing samples (preferably grant proposals), salary history, and salary expectation to Amy Davis by email to hr@puppet.org. No phone calls, please.



Development Assistant -- Part-time

SUMMARY:
Part-time, 20 hours per week, 3-4 days per week, may include some evening and weekends. Hourly pay plus some benefits. Reporting to the Development Director, the Development Assistant is responsible for administrative support for the Development Department.


DUTIES:
  • • General data entry in Raiser’s Edge

  • • Monitor data quality and integrity

  • • Process gifts, generate acknowledgments and fulfillment packages in a timely manner

  • • Maintain hard and digital funder files

  • • Assist with the implementation of special events

  • • Prepare correspondence and information packets

  • • Create mailing and donor recognition lists

  • • Monitor and review donor recognition on printed materials and electronic platforms

  • • Conduct prospect research as needed

  • • Assist with the preparation of grant applications and funder reports as needed

  • • Organize Development staff and volunteer meetings and prepare and distribute notes

  • • Other duties as assigned

Preparation and Knowledge:

  • • Professional demeanor; able to interact with board members and high-level donors in a courteous and professional manner

  • • Data entry experience

  • • Ability to type 65 wpm with accuracy

  • • Proficiency with Microsoft Office

  • • Experience with Raiser’s Edge or other fundraising management software a plus

  • • Ability to alphabetize, sort and file accurately and quickly

  • • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • • Great attention to detail and the ability to organize and prioritize work

  • • Ability to work independently and take initiative


Please include a cover letter with your resume. Send to: hr@puppet.org or Center for Puppetry Arts, Attn: Amy Davis, 1404 Spring St. N.W., Atlanta, GA 30309. No phone calls, please.




PRODUCTION DEPARTMENT

CALL FOR TOURING ARTIST PRODUCTIONS
Family Series & New Directions Series for Adults and Teens


The Center for Puppetry Arts strives to present the best in puppetry and therefore is always seeking engaging puppet productions from both the United States and abroad.

Companies selected to perform in our Family Series generally perform 13 shows per week (Tues-Fri: 10am & 11:30am, Sat: 11am, 1pm & 3pm, Sun: 1pm & 3pm) for 1-3 weeks. Performances last 45-50 minutes, and include a brief puppet demonstration following the show. Target audience age range is 4-10 years. 

Companies selected to perform in our New Directions Series for Adults and Teens generally perform 4-8 shows per week (schedule varies) for 1-2 weeks. Performances last 1-2 hours, and may include audience discussions following the show. Target audience age ranges are either 12+ (for teens and adults) or 18+ (adults only).

BOOKING CYCLE:
The Center’s season runs July 1-June 30.  Booking generally takes place 10-12 months before the beginning of each season.

SUBMISSIONS:

To submit your production for consideration, please send a cover letter, tech rider (including required stage dimensions, sound/light/projection needs, number of people traveling with the show & any other essential elements the Center would need to provide to present your show) and video of the complete show to be considered. We do not select shows based on excerpts or highlight reels. If you wish multiple shows to be considered, please submit a complete package for each.
 
Center for Puppetry Arts
c/o Production Department
1404 Spring Street, NW
Atlanta, GA 30309-2820 USA


With your permission, we would like to add your video to our library collection after our review process has concluded. DVDs in the library are available for scholars and puppeteers to view by appointment on the premises and do not leave the library. Please specify your preference in your cover letter. If you would prefer that we return your DVD to you, please include a self-addressed mailer, and we will return it as soon after viewing as possible.


Please visit www.puppet.org for more information about the Center for Puppetry Arts.
If you have any questions regarding submissions, please email kristinhaverty@puppet.org




INTERNSHIPS



2014 performance interns for Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat


Are you looking for invaluable nonprofit work experience, professional connections in the arts community, and to be a part of one of the most dynamic places in Atlanta?   Interns at the Center for Puppetry Arts are an integral part of our organization and our goal is to inspire interest in the arts through an in-depth view of our administrative and artistic processes.

Available Internships
  • Development/Fundraising
  • Marketing
  • Graphic Design
  • Production:  Scene Shop
  • Production:  Puppet Building
  • Production:  Electrics
  • Production: Performance (Winter and Spring Show Internships Available)
  • Production: Directing
  • Collections Management
  • Archives/Library
For Frequently Asked Questions about the Internship Program, click here.

To apply, click here for application instructions.


Fall Session: September- December (12-15 weeks)                           
Application Deadline:  July 30th (Deadline Recently Extended)

Spring/Winter Session: February- May (12-15 weeks)          
Application Deadline: November 30th
Special Deadline for Spring Performance Internship -- January 23, 2015
 
Summer Session: June- August/September (12-15 weeks)
Application Deadline:  March 1st



Internship Descriptions

Development/Fundraising Internship:

Development interns assist with the writing and production of fundraising appeals, researching potential contributors and fundraising ideas, and assisting with the planning, organization and logistics of cultivation parties and other special events.
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Marketing Internship:
Marketing interns assist the Marketing Director, Marketing Manager, and/or Community Coordinator with the day-to-day activities of the Marketing department. Duties include assisting with cross promotions, writing promotional copy and press releases, distributing Center materials managing a physical and digital press archive, and researching potential audiences/marketing tactics.
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Graphic Design Internship:
Graphic Design interns’ duties include assisting with the creation of various materials such as print and online ads; flyers, invitations, and other printed items; photo illustrations and emails; as well as possible video projects.
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Scene Shop Internship:
Assist the Resident Production staff with the construction of scenic elements for upcoming CPA productions. Duties may include: scenic construction, woodworking, metalworking, painting, sculpting, rigging masking, loading in scenery and sewing.
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Electrics Internship:
Assist the Resident Production staff with the implementation of lighting, sound, and video elements for upcoming CPA productions. Duties may include: the hang, circuit, and focus of lighting plots, preparing sound systems for rehearsals and performances, the repair and maintenance of equipment and fulfilling the electric needs of other Center activities.
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Puppet Building Internship:
Assisting Resident Puppet Builders with the construction of puppets, props and costumes for upcoming CPA productions. Duties may include: sewing, patterning, foam patterning and fabrication, molding and casting, sculpting, painting and basic woodwork.
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Performance Internship:
The Center for Puppetry Arts’ Performance Internship program provides practical learning experience to the individual interested in pursuing a career in professional theater. Through hands-on activities, the program seeks to instill a fundamental understanding of the workings of a professional puppetry company.
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Directing Internship:
The Center for Puppetry Arts’ Directing Internship program provides practical learning experience to the individual interested in pursuing a career in professional theater. Through hands-on activities, the program seeks to instill a fundamental understanding of the workings of a professional puppetry company. During the rehearsal period, the Intern will observe and participate in the development of the production as script, design, movement and character are adjusted to meet the specific demands of the puppet theater and the Director’s vision.
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Collections Management Internship:
The Center for Puppetry Arts seeks an intern to assist the Collections Manager in the Museum department. This internship grants broad hands-on experience in collections management and preventive conservation with emphasis on object handling, cataloging, re-housing, and condition reporting.
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Archives/Library Internship:
The Center for Puppetry Arts seeks an intern to assist the Museum department with processing the Nancy Staub Puppetry Research Library’s archival collection. This would include assisting the Collections Manager in all aspects of archival processing including:  organization, preservation, data entry, creating finding aids for archives collection and digitizing the CPA photography collection.
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Lisa Rhodes
Administrative Director
human.resources@puppet.org
Fax: 404.881.5111