What Cheer Writers Club has a call for teaching artists

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is What-cheer-logo.pngWhat Cheer Writers Club is seeking four instructors for its new Craft Curiosities series. Rhode Island artists, illustrators and podcasters passionate about sharing a specific literary craft tool or technique are invited to submit a proposal. The deadline is  June 20 to teach a two-hour craft intensive online this fall. Learn more about this opportunity and submit a proposal, by clicking here.

What Cheer Writers Club is committed to cultivating an environment that values and reflects the lived experiences, voices and literary traditions of our community. We are looking for enthusiastic artists with a passion for craft and the ability to share their expertise with vision and skill.

 

Gallery Night Providence seeks a part time executive director

Gallery Night job search for an executive director

Gallery Night Providence is an independent, member-supported, not-for-profit (501(c)3) citywide organization. Since 1996, Gallery Night has worked toward its mission of bringing art to the people and people to the arts.

Gallery Night is seeking a part-time Executive Director. This person will be responsible for leadership and management of the organization in coordination with the Executive Board. As Executive Director they will guide other contractors, program initiatives, external communication, and the ongoing operation of the organization. This includes conducting regular evaluation to measure success of the organization’s programs.

Responsibilities
• Participate with the Board of Directors in developing and implementing a vision and strategic plan to guide the organization, and ensure that the mission and core values of the organization are practiced and upheld.
• Successfully carry out physical and virtual gallery tours on monthly Gallery Nights, March through November.
• Recruit and mentor qualified contractors, volunteers and interns.
• Foster diversity within the organization and in our community.
• Serve as a non-voting member of the Board and participate in the planning of general and Executive Board meetings.
• Oversee public relations, including local media, social media, and annual report.
• Coordinate fundraising with the Board, including donor cultivation and management, grant writing, annual appeals, soliciting sponsorships, and special events.
• Clearly communicate financial needs and expenses with the Treasurer of the organization.
• Advocate for Gallery Night to city and state government officials.
• Act as chief spokesperson and liaison with community members and organizations to foster partnerships and publicity for Gallery Night Providence.
• Assist the Board Committees in their work by maintaining contact with committee chairs and providing assistance and guidance as needed.

Qualifications
• Passion for the visual arts. Has the ability to develop the organization and thrives under self-direction.
• Leadership and program management experience.
• Strong understanding and enthusiasm for volunteer management.
• Education and/or experience in arts management, arts education, non-profit management or a similar field.
• Ability to maintain a constructive and positive work environment.
• Communicate clearly and effectively in person and in writing, using appropriate platforms and communication techniques.
• Past success in fundraising.
• Promote Gallery Night’s commitment to equity, inclusion, and accessibility.

Payment
This position is as a consultant and will be issued a 1099. Our budget is $300/week. We expect it will take the contractor about 15 hours per week to do the job effectively. While Gallery Night maintains an office at Sprout CoWorking, yet, this position can choose to do a lot of the work remotely.

How to Apply
Send a resume and a cover letter explaining why you are interested in this role, and why you believe you are a good fit for this opportunity. Please also include contact information for three professional references familiar with your work (nonprofit work preferred).

Apply to gallerynight@gmail.com  and put “Executive Director” in the subject line.
To receive full consideration, all requested materials must be submitted by the close of May 21, 2021.

RIEAP Alumni Consultant Program offers mentoring to the latest cohort

On April 21, Rhode Island Expansion Arts Program alumnus Chief Daryl Black Eagle Jamieson and Denise Barge hosted a workshop for the 2019-2022 RIEAP Cohort. They brought with them insightful knowledge and guidance on LLC’s, nonprofits, and alternative business. Workshops such as theirs are specifically designed to meet the needs of individual organizations within the RIEAP Cohort.

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Denise Barge

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Daryl Black Eagle Jamieson

Daryl Black Eagle Jamieson, a RIEAP Alumni Consultant, is the Clan Chief of the Pocasset Wampanoag Tribe of the Pokanoket Nation. The Pocasset Tribe’s reservation called Wattupa is based in Fall River. Chief  Jamieson has been the Drum Director of the Eastern Medicine Singers for the last 13 years, and the CEO of Eastern Medicine Cultural LLC, a for-profit company. He runs Black Eagle Productions, a new media and music company promoting culture and music productions. For more information about the Eastern Medicine Singers click here.

Denise Barge is the proprietor of Barge & Associates, LLC, (established in 2009) which provides planning, management and operational consulting to nonprofits and small business owners seeking assistance in starting, growing or sustaining their organizations and companies.

RIEAP Alumni Consultant Program was developed to recognize the important role the alumni play in strengthening their communities including cultural preservation, education, and youth development. Having gone through the program, the alumni continue their leadership role as culturally sensitive consultants who share their knowledge while mentoring the new cohort to become future leaders. It also serves as a professional development opportunity for the alumni. This program becomes an incubator for consultants of color from Africa, Latinx, Arab, Asian, and Native American (ALAANA) communities.

For more information about the Rhode Island Expansion Arts Program, visit the website or click here.