Deputy Director, Education and Online Learning
For more than 20 years, Creative Capital has led the way in professional development programs for artists. Our model of providing long-term professional support services for artists along with our grants is now the gold standard for exceptional artist support, reproduced across nonprofit and educational institutions alike. Core to our mission is our belief that educational tools and skill sets are key to helping artists build sustainable careers, as well as creating equity in the arts. We are looking to hire a seasoned educator to serve as the part-time Deputy Director of Education and Online Learning.
The Deputy Director will work closely with the Director of Artist Initiatives and our Awardees and artists regionally, nationally, and internationally, to develop a new educational curriculum comprising in-person programs, online programs, and hybrid programs for artists that respond to rapidly changing cultural landscape. This curriculum provides the scaffolding and infrastructure support to help artists develop thriving practices for years to come. The ideal candidate will have a deep passion for and commitment to supporting contemporary artists, as well as the teaching, curriculum development and online learning experience to implement them.
- Work closely with the Director of Artist Initiatives to develop a new educational curriculum applicable to our broader community of artists working in visual arts, performing arts, moving image, technology, and literature
- Extensive knowledge of artistic practices in the visual arts, performing arts, literature, film, and technology, and socially engaged multidisciplinary forms
- Knowledge of operative critical discourses within education and cultural practice, including theories of representation, critical race studies, Black studies, queer theory, feminist theory, and postcolonial theory and decolonial critiques
- Knowledge and understanding of artists’ professional needs, including, for example, strategic planning, financial planning, legal services, fundraising, communications and audience development, licensing and merchandising, archiving, and other issues related to professional artists’ careers
- Oversee the hiring and management of course instructors and guest lecturers
- Develop and track course evaluations and other key performance indicators
- Work with Development team on reporting and enrollment and fundraising for educational programs
- Work with Editorial team on messaging educational programs and growing enrollment for courses
- Stay abreast of developing cultural discourses, incorporating relevant content into course offerings
- Participation in Creative Capital events
- Other duties as assigned
- Required: PhD or PhD (ABD) in education or arts-related field
- A minimum of 5 years of teaching experience at the university level and/or in museum education; additional experience teaching in non-institutional contexts highly desirable
- A minimum of 3 years of curriculum development
- Strong grasp of Canvas and online learning technologies
- Strong grasp of educational philosophies and artist-led radical pedagogical practices
- Exceptional written and verbal communication skills in English
- Collaborative, diplomatic, positive, proactive team builder
- Track record of excellence in education, arts administration, or related field
- Commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and access
The position is exempt, and non-union. Ideally, candidates are based in or near Creative Capital’s offices in New York City. Includes generous paid time off and benefits. Seeking to fill the position before or by January 31, 2022.
TO APPLY: Please submit a cover letter detailing your relevant experience, one relevant sample syllabi, and teaching philosophy (1 page) along with your full C.V. Send as one PDF attachment at [email protected] with subject “Deputy Director of Education and Online Learning.” Deadline is December 15, 2021.
Associate Director, Institutional Giving
Creative Capital, the leading nonprofit organization funding the creation of groundbreaking art since 1999, seeks an Associate Director, Institutional Giving with seasoned grant writing, fundraising experience, and sophisticated communication and research skills to build and implement an institutional fundraising strategy. This is an exciting period of growth, as we seek to burnish Creative Capital’s reputation as one of the leading organizations in the nation giving grants for individual artist projects in the visual arts, performing arts, film, literature, technology, and socially engaged work in all forms. We are looking for an experienced, intelligent, entrepreneurial, and savvy individual who can manage and foster solid relationships externally and internally for lasting impact.
The Associate Director, Institutional Giving will manage Creative Capital’s portfolio of institutional donors and build strong relationships with: Bloomberg, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, Skoll Foundation, Surdna Foundation, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, among others. They understand, develop, and apply complex principles of developing donor strategies. They will be required to use Creative Capital’s donor database (Salesforce) and will be responsible for both creating/submitting proposals to institutional donors and managing the grant administration process once a gift is received by the donor. The Associate Director, Institutional Giving reports to the Director of Development and works closely with the President and Executive Director, the Director of Artist Initiatives, and the Chief Operating Officer.
- Lead institutional funding strategy in collaboration with the Director of Development and the President & Executive Director
- Research and analyze existing and new resources and opportunities to form a comprehensive work plan, budget, and calendar for institutional funding
- Craft and submit compelling correspondence, proposals, financials, and reports to funders
- Serve as primary point of contact for institutional donors, initiating and stewarding existing and new relationships
- Oversee the work of a development assistant, who can assist in research, tracking and gathering needed data and materials, and maintaining files
- Forecast and supervise all expenditures in relation to budget, and responsible for helping meet revenue goals for institutional funding
- Interface with leading administrators at major philanthropic organizations in meetings, at events, and online
- Interact with donors, artists, board members, and others at Creative Capital cultivation events and development events
- Serve as a public-facing advocate and ambassador for Creative Capital’s mission in regional, national, and international arts communities
- Other duties related to artist events, as assigned
- Requirements: Bachelor’s degree is required; Master’s degree is welcome
- A minimum of 5 years experience in institutional fund-raising, grant writing, and research in a not-for-profit environment, preferably in the arts and culture sector
- Experience in developing strategic engagements and large funding opportunities
- Superior writing and communication skills, with an ability to develop compelling communications to engage donors and prospects
- A track record of closing foundation grants in the five-to-seven-figure range for cultural/arts institutions
- Strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills, diplomatic and gracious under pressure, and experience working with cross-functional teams
- Outstanding organizational skills, including ability to plan, prioritize, and manage a varied workload to meet deadlines
- Experience recording and tracking grant and gift information in a fundraising database application (preferably in Salesforce or Raiser’s Edge) and proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
- Extensive experience working with budgets and other financial documents required for grant submissions
- A strong attention to detail and passion for arts/cultural institutions desirable
- Commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and access in all our programs, partnerships, and development efforts
Position is flexible from 20 to 40 hours a week, and is exempt, and non-union. Ideally, candidates are based in or near Creative Capital’s offices in New York City. Includes generous paid time off and benefits. Seeking to fill the position before or by January 31, 2022.
ABOUT CREATIVE CAPITAL
Creative Capital is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to fund artists in the creation of groundbreaking new work, to amplify the impact of their work, and to foster sustainable artistic careers. Awardees include luminaries such as: Theaster Gates, Simone Leigh, Kristina Wong, Lorraine O’Grady, Titus Kaphar, Mel Chin, Jesse Krimes, Taylor Mac, Cory Arcangel, Maggie Nelson, and Hasan Elahi. Founded in 1999, Creative Capital pioneered a transformative grant-making model that marries direct funding to individual artists with infrastructure and scaffolding support. Our pioneering efforts have impacted not just artists, but the arts ecosystem as a whole. The Creative Capital model of philanthropy has inspired countless other nonprofits investing in the long-term, sustainable careers of artists. More than 75% of our recent awardees are Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Asian, or artists of color representing a wide range of age groups, artistic disciplines, and regions. Our awardees have received prestigious honors and other accolades, including: 127 Guggenheim Fellowships, 19 MacArthur “Genius” Fellowships, 3 Academy Awards and 13 nominations, and 1 Booker Prize.
TO APPLY: Creative Capital is committed to building unity and seeks to hire staff who foster an excitement for contributing to a thriving cultural community. Please tell us why that’s you in your cover letter and include one writing sample (a proposal letter, letter of inquiry, or grant application are sufficient) along with your resume. Send as one PDF attachment at [email protected] with subject “Associate Director, Institutional Giving.” Deadline is December 31, 2021.