Opportunity: Grants for the Arts Coordinator
The Huntington Arts Council, Inc. seeks a full-time Grants for the Arts Coordinator. The Grants Coordinator is the organization’s primary manager and liaison for NYSCA’s (New York State Council on the Arts) Long Island Decentralization regrant program, serving both Nassau and Suffolk Counties. In addition, the coordinator assists the Suffolk County Office of Film and Cultural Affairs and other regrant programs, managing applications and ensuring fiscal compliance. The Coordinator is responsible for the day-to-day management of the program(s), including scheduling, information dissemination, outreach, and technical assistance provision. The coordinator is the key point person in the community committed to assisting a wide range of arts and cultural organizations – small and large, new and established – to achieve their artistic, programmatic, educational, community, and organizational goals.
The duties of the Grants Coordinator include application and guideline development and delivery of ten public application seminars: managing the panel process, including the selection and orientation of panelists, scheduling and conducting panel meetings; program follow-up, including grant notification, program monitoring and auditing, and contract compliance. Maintaining close contact with the State and Local Partnership (SLP) Program at the New York State Council on the Arts is essential to effective operation of the local Decentralization Program. In addition to regular correspondence and conversations, the Grants Coordinator must attend a statewide annual meeting and a regional meeting with other Coordinators. The Coordinator is also responsible for accurate annual reporting to NYSCA and the Advisory Committee on local grant awards and on the progress of the local program as an effective tool for developing arts and cultural resources in communities throughout the countywide or multi-county service area.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Maintain electronic grant databases, ensuring that it is comprehensive, informative, up-to-date and accurate;
- Familiarity with operations of not-for-profit arts & cultural organizations, artists, and heritage institutions;
- Promote community arts activity in a variety of disciplines with the ability and willingness to build connections with all types of individuals by being present, suspending judgment and establishing trust;
- Spend significant time traveling across Long Island to visit artists and arts groups, attend and audit events, and to promote the program throughout the region. Some evenings and weekends will be required;
- Collect, update, organize and track key quantitative and qualitative data and reference information as needed from internal and external sources to support consistent, current, comprehensive and accurate grant writing efforts that seek to produce strong statements of need, program descriptions, etc.;
- Establish and cultivate relationships with internal and external stakeholders to support the goals and objectives of active projects led by the Executive Director;
- Support work by the Executive Director to disseminate information about awards and facilitate effective post-award management to include execution of grant agreements and tracking of key deadlines;
- Contribute to the preparation and delivery of submissions including but not limited to scanning, assembling, packaging, mailing, hand delivering, etc., and providing the Executive Director with a paper copy of grant submission.
- Additional duties as assigned by Executive Director
- Bachelor’s degree
- Excellent skills in oral and written communications as well as research and project management
- Proficient in Google Docs and Microsoft Office Suite applications; (Excel, Access, Word, etc.)
- Bilingual preferred, but not mandatory
About The Huntington Arts Council, Inc.
The Huntington Arts Council, Inc., is a professionally staffed arts agency founded in 1963 to provide coordination and programming services for the arts. The Huntington Arts Council enriches the quality of life of Long Islanders with programs and services that address the needs and interests of artists, cultural organizations and the community.
Send cover letter, salary requirements, resume, and three references to email@example.com Subject line “Grants Coordinator Search”
Huntington Arts Council, 213 Main St., Huntington, NY 11743.
Deadline: The position will be filled as soon as possible.
The Huntington Arts Council, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.
Opportunity: Arts-In-Education Coordinator
The Huntington Arts Council seeks Arts-in-Education Coordinator. This is a part-time postition.
Arts-in-Education Coordinator (part-time) manages the Huntington Arts Council’s education program JOURNEY in seven school districts. Program includes: Visiting artists in the classrooms, teacher workshops, and Discovery chests; administer and market the other professional development and education programs and other duties as assigned.
Key Qualifications & Experience:
- Experience working in/or with school districts and/or curriculum design; classroom teaching or NYSED experience a plus
- Experience with arts programs and/or cross cultural programs
- Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- Computer literate, knowledge of online forms and desktop publishing
- Ability to work independently
- Bachelor’s degree preferred.
- Communicate with school representatives and administrators
- Maintain A-I-E Budget and advisory panel
- Plan and coordinate all Journey program elements—artists in the classrooms, teacher PD workshops, maintain and inventory of Discovery Chests, create and distribute program materials.
- Prepare final reports for superintendents, and HAC Board
- Maintain database of school contacts and artists
- Represent HAC/JOURNEY at Long Island Cultural Collaborative meetings, as well as LIAA, Nassau BOCES and Eastern Suffolk BOCES
- Coordinate with NYSED any CTLE compliance issues
- Coordinate and promote all scholarship offerings
- Administer the HAC Internship Program
- Promote education program, such as write quarterly AIE update in Arts Cultural News.
- Assist Executive Director with grant proposals related to AIE Program
- Create and coordinate GET WITH THE PROGRAM(s) professional development for HAC members
- Administer and coordinate Tulip Festival School Art Contest with Town of Huntington and Sponsor and attend all meetings at TOH
- Other duties as required
Please note that this position requires the lifting and carrying of heavy “Journey” Discovery Chests. The candidate must have an automobile.
Send a current resume, cover letter and three references and salary requirements to Education Director Search, Huntington Arts Council, 213 Main Street, Huntington, NY 11743. Position is available immediately. The Huntington Arts Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Opportunity: Advertising Salesperson
The Huntington Arts Council, Inc. is seeking an enthusiastic and eager outside sales professional to sell advertising and marketing programs for our publication Arts Cultural News.
The individual will be responsible for developing and operating a profitable sales territory through in-person calls, correspondence, and telephone contact. They will be expected to meet and exceed established sales goals, manage an account list of local businesses and skillfully gain new business while increasing existing business.
- Applicant should have superior customer contact experience, with preference for business to business sales.
- Experience in the advertising and/or marketing industries is a plus.
- Strong relationship building skills and entrepreneurial drive is a must!
- Exceptional presentation and communication skills.
- The ability to organize, plan, and report effectively.
Applicants please send a current resume, cover letter and three references to Huntington Arts Council, 213 Main Street, Huntington, NY 11743. Questions please call Florence Dallari at 631-271-8423 or email firstname.lastname@example.org . Position is available immediately. The Huntington Arts Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Arts Administration Internship Opportunities for College & High School Students
Internships are available year-round to college and high school students. Non-paid internships fulfill community service requirements and written verification may be provided to students at the end of their session. Hours are flexible for applicant but during business hours (Mon-Fri, 9-5). Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.
Application Process for student interns:
Arts Administration Internship – Send application (Download HERE)to us with listed materials (students only). Please follow up with email or phone call to set up an appointment.
email: email@example.com or call 631.271.8423 X14
The Huntington Arts Council is looking for Volunteers!
If you are interested in volunteering your time at the Huntington Arts Council we have a variety of opportunities available to those who would like to help. Whether it be in our office providing support at the front desk, helping staff with our numerous programs or gallery sitting at our Main Street Gallery located at 213 Main Street in Huntington, or as a SummerScape Friend at the Summer Arts Festival assisting with onsite festival events, we have something for you!
Office help – Download application HERE and then contact office volunteer coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org
Gallery Sitting on Saturdays – contact Florence Dallari – Assistant Director
Summer Scape Friends/Summer Arts Festival (June through mid August evenings) – FILL OUT VOLUNTEER FORM
About The Huntington Arts Council, Inc.
The Huntington Arts Council, Inc. is a professionally staffed arts agency founded in 1963 to provide coordination and programming services for the arts. The Huntington Arts Council enriches the quality of life of Long Islanders with programs and services that address the needs and interests of artists, cultural organizations and the community. The Council remains true to its motto, “serving the arts. . .serving the community,” through the scope and type of projects and programs offered. Included among them are Information Services & Publications, Training, Education and Advocacy, Outreach Efforts, Huntington Summer Arts Festival, Grants for the Arts; Arts-in-Education and Youth Services; and membership benefits to the over 100 non-profit arts organization members.