The Crucible is an educational facility that fosters a collaboration of Arts, Industry and Community. Through training in the fine and industrial arts, The Crucible promotes creative expression, reuse of materials and innovative design while serving as an accessible arts venue for the general public.
We are a non-profit educational facility that offers interesting classes and workshops in the fine and industrial arts and promotes creative expression, reuse of materials and innovative design while serving as an accessible arts venue for the general public. We offer a wide range of classes and programs that impact as many as 10,000 people annually. Our programs attract working artists, trades people, and youth and adults from throughout the greater Bay Area and beyond.
The Public Art Program Manager serves as a liaison between developers, businesses, municipal entities and individuals and the community of Crucible artists and fabricators. The PAPM is responsible for soliciting, responding to, and coordinating proposals for public and other commissioned art projects. Once commissions are awarded, the PAPM is responsible for managing each project through design, and fabrication.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The PAPM will be the primary point of contact for all inquiries regarding artwork created at The Crucible or by our faculty and students. In addition, the PAPM will seek out projects where The Crucible might present a proposal for an art installation.
For each project, the PAPM will first determine a general outline of the scope, rough budget parameters, possible media and material composition, and timeframe. Any special considerations, for example, if student-created artwork is being solicited, or if there are themes that would affect the design will be taken into account.
Once an outline has been prepared, the PAPM will work with the public art committee or commissioning organization or client to identify an artistic director/lead designer for each project. Working with the artistic director, the PAPM will prepare a proposal including concept development, design, budget, fabrication and installation plan, and overall project management requirements. This plan, once approved by the Executive Director, will be presented on behalf of The Crucible.
When a project has been awarded, the PAPM will manage the project and contract administration through completion. Responsibilities will include confirming details of the project contract (note: the PAPM will coordinate, but not sign on behalf of The Crucible). The PAPM will be responsible for hiring and coordinating designers, fabricators, and others as needed and according to budget. The PAPM will work with the finance office regarding payments from the client, and payments to artists and contractors. The PAPM will work with the studio staff regarding cost effective sourcing of supplies and materials.
Personal experience with large, multi-media and multi-faceted art projects. Relevant fabrication experience. Experience with budget preparation and management. Administrative experience including contract administration. Productive relationships in the Oakland/Northern California artist/creative community. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Computer fluency, particularly in Office applications including Word and Excel. Digital design experience a plus.
The PAPM is exclusively commission-based. Commissions are based on a percentage of the value of each project awarded to The Crucible, and shall be estimated on the basis of a rate of pay of no less than $25 per hour for each project, however actual hours on any project and actual compensation received may vary. There will be no pay for work performed on proposals that aren’t accepted, or for time and effort spent looking for proposal opportunities. There will be no advances on commission. Once a project commences, pay will be on a semi-monthly basis, in accordance with the project agreement. Up to 10% of the total commission paid may be held until the final payment from the client has been received.
E-mail: cover letter, resume, 3 reference contacts and sample work proposal to firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject line: Public Art Project Manager
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In close collaboration with the Executive Director, Development Committee, Board of Directors and a collegial staff, the Development Director plays a key role in identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding major donors to achieve the goals of the organization, including aligning fundraising efforts with a new strategic plan.
The Crucible is a non-profit educational collaboration of arts, industry, and community. We offer a thrilling range of industrial arts instruction and experience to more than 5,000 students of all ages every year. Our curriculum is designed to promote creative expression, reuse of materials, and innovative design, and our programs attract working artists, tradespeople, youth and adults from around the greater Bay Area and beyond.
Reporting to the Executive Director, the Development Director is responsible for overseeing fundraising, cultivation and stewardship events; the membership program, and member benefits. The Development Director supervises the Development Associate and part-time grant writer.
Essential Job Functions:
- Plan, administer, implement and refine all fundraising activities of The Crucible
- Develop annual and long-range fundraising plans in collaboration with the Executive Director
- Research, cultivate, and directly solicit individual and corporate sponsorships and major gifts, working with the Executive Director and Board, as appropriate
- Coordinate the donor experience at Crucible events and galas in collaboration with the event manager and production staff
- Develop and maintain close working relationships with the philanthropic community, individual and corporate donors, sponsors, board members and volunteers
- Maintain a proactive, creative leadership role in the identification, cultivation, solicitation and tracking corporate, foundation and government grants
- Provide regular, detailed, accurate and timely reports on fundraising activity to the Executive Director, Development Committee, Board of Directors and others
- Manage the development department in a fiscally sound manner by ensuring that the appropriate systems, staffing, and procedures are in place to support fundraising goals
- Manage and oversee the Development Associate’s performance in the areas of grant-writing and reporting, the annual membership program, database management, and donor stewardship
- A passion for the arts and education
- A shared sense of mission to inspire creativity in everyone
- At least five years of proven experience managing a complex fundraising program in a non-profit arts and education organization with a reputation for quality and excellence
- A successful track record of personally identifying, cultivating and soliciting individuals, corporations and foundations
- Experience crafting and implementing a comprehensive development plan
- Knowledge of Salesforce a strong plus
- A record of measurable results in organizing and implementing such activities as: major gifts, annual gifts, grant-writing, corporate and foundation grants, direct mail and special events
- Demonstrated experience in creating and managing budgets, forecasting and reporting
- Computer and Internet literacy (Mac environment) with knowledge of standard office applications
- Bachelor’s degree
- Excellent organizational, verbal and written communication skills
- Experience in developing and implementing procedures
- Ability to multi-task and manage competing priorities and a diverse workload, while achieving results
- Detail-oriented and highly organized
- Fluency with non-profit accounting rules and procedures
- A high degree of initiative and independent judgment
- Ability to tactfully and effectively deal with the public, staff at all levels, and board members in a personable and professional manner
The work is performed in an informal office environment in our 56,000 s/f, West Oakland industrial arts studio facility. The position requires availability for extended hours, including occasional evenings and weekends. The work requires the ability to operate standard business office equipment, communicate and exchange information, collect, compile and prepare work documents, and establish and maintain work files.
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Subject line: Development Director
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We are a non-profit educational facility that offers classes and workshops in the fine and industrial arts. We offer a wide range of classes and programs that impact as many as 10,000 people annually. Our programs attract working artists, trades people, and youth and adults from throughout the greater Bay Area and beyond. The Registrar supervises front desk volunteers, and works collaboratively to ensure responsive customer service for superior engagement from registration until class experience.
- Being the first voice of customer service for organization
- Register students and process all scholarships forms in Salesforce database
- Process financial details and payments from daily batch reports
- Manage workflows regarding course information emails for students in classes, workshops and corporate teambuilding
- Answer phones and run front desk reception area
- Contact students regarding class cancelations
- Responsible for sending out class confirmations and correspondence
- Process donations, memberships and class registration payments
- Produce class rosters and packages for youth and adult educational programs, manage and file release forms, and develop summer camp student rosters
- Receive and distribute incoming mail and packages
- Monitor general emails and inquiries
- Responsible for all administrative needs of staff and front office
- Check and proofread course catalog
- Responsible for office management tasks, as needed
- Train, managing, and help retain volunteers to help with reception and registrar tasks
- Two plus years of administrative experience in a fast-paced office environment
- Highly computer literate, database experience required, Salesforce experience preferred
- Strong self-starter with the ability to work independently and part of a team
- Highly organized, attention to detail, and able to analyze data to ensure students are properly enrolled
- Proven problem solving skills, ability to prioritize multiple tasks and perform well under pressure
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Superior customer service skills and professional phone etiquette
- Demonstrated commitment in working with populations that are both economically and ethnically diverse
- Non-profit, educational and or industrial arts experience
- A. degree or some college required, BA/BS preferred
We offer competitive pay and benefits, including health insurance, ample paid time off, and more. Our work environment is casual, upbeat, professional, and fun. Come join us!
E-mail: cover letter, resume and three reference contacts to firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject line: Registrar
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We are seeking skilled, part-time instructors in the following areas:
- Glass Blowing
- Welding (ARC, OXY & TIG)
Additionally, we are looking for Teaching Assistants in the areas of Blacksmithing, Glass Blowing, Kinetics and TIG Welding. Please see the Crucible Faculty Job Description if you would like to teach in an area other than those listed above.
If no positions are available, and you still want to get involved, check out our volunteer opportunities!
The Crucible is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, gender, national or ethnic origin, religion, sexual orientation or physical disability.