Reporting to: Peter Palermo, Executive Director
The Sheldon seeks a dynamic and creative individual to be its first Director of Programming. The Director will be at the center of The Sheldon’s artistic team and will lead its efforts to create relevant, impactful programming.
Roles and Responsibilities
The Director of Programming serves as a member of The Sheldon’s senior management team, participating in overall goal setting and strategies towards the achievement of the organization’s mission. This includes the responsibility to embrace, lead and demonstrate our core values of quality, diversity, intimacy, education, collaboration and exploration.
- Working collaboratively with the Artistic Team (Executive Director and Gallery Manager), create mission driven programming that inspires, challenges, surprises, delights and educates the St. Louis community. This includes participating in the selection of artists for the Sheldon’s signature concert series as well as exhibits in the Gallery space.
- Imagine, develop, plan and execute innovative artistic programming that utilizes all The Sheldon’s assets. The Director will always be looking for potential synergies between the Concert Hall, Ballroom and Galleries.
- Utilize our new streaming capabilities to engage audiences.
- Work with the Education Director to create innovative education programs that build on our proven success.
- Supervise the Programming Department which includes the Sheldon Art Galleries, Educational Programs, Volunteer program and Music for Lifelong Achievement (MFLA).
- Act as a significant part of The Sheldon’s senior management team and help set short and long-term goals while remaining fiscally responsible.
- Create, maintain and reconcile departmental budget.
- Create community partnerships that strengthen The Sheldon’s presence in the community, build our diverse audience and fulfill our mission of enriching lives through art.
- Build programs and partnerships that particularly address the needs of BIPOC populations and work to dismantle systemic racism.
- Create opportunities for collaboration with other cultural institutions.
- Work in partnership with the Advancement Department to identify potential sponsors and donors for ongoing and/or proposed projects. This will include making solicitations to donors in person, identifying potential grant funding and pursuing sponsorships.
- A bachelor’s degree or equivalent related work experience.
- Previous experience working in a non-profit environment.
- 7 years working in field of visual or performing arts.
- 3 years previous management experience and leading a team.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills.
- Demonstrated skills in curating either for exhibition or performance.
- Excellent interpersonal skills, diplomacy and discretion.
- Ability to work with individuals of various personality types, sensitivities and cultural backgrounds.
- A valid U.S. driver’s license or state issued I.D.
- Ability to work nights and weekends.
- Ability to travel to industry events.
The successful candidate will have an artistic point of view of their own but will also be curious and adaptive to the changing needs of institution and the community. They will be comfortable speaking in public on behalf of The Sheldon and will be a dynamic representative for the organization.
Terms of Employment
- Full time 35-hour work week plus frequent nights and weekends. Competitive benefits package includes health insurance, retirement match and vacation.
- Salary range: $70,000 to $85,000.
- The Sheldon is an equal opportunity employer. People of Color, individuals with disabilities, members of the LBGTQ+ community and veterans are encouraged to apply.
Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume via e-mail at this link.
Please no telephone inquiries.
Reporting to: Rachel Bolland, Director of Events
The non-profit Sheldon Arts Foundation is looking for an experienced, customer service oriented professional to assist with over 150 weddings, fundraisers, corporate, and community events that take place each year.
The Events Assistant should thrive in a fast-paced environment, be flexible enough to handle multiple and varied workloads, provide outstanding customer service, and be a positive support to the Events department.
This person should be able to meet deadlines, work well under pressure, have a strong attention to detail, and be a consummate professional.
• Demonstrate commitment to our organization’s vision, mission, and values
• Deliver excellent customer service
• Professionally respond to event inquiries, schedule appointments, host venue tours, and book venue
• Liaise with clients to identify their needs and to ensure customer satisfaction, addressing all needs in a timely manner
• Create timelines, floor plans, and sell additional services and upgrades
• Communicate and coordinate all event details to clients, vendors, and appropriate staff prior to the start of event
• Proactively handle any issues that arise and troubleshoot any emerging problems on day of event
• Supervise run of event
• Negotiate rental contracts and fees with
• Requires strong problem-solving skills
• Must occasionally assist with event set-up and tear down when needed, including moving tables, chairs, and décor items. Candidate must be able to lift up to 40 lbs.
• Excellent time management and communication skills
• Ability to manage multiple projects independently
• Requires strong attention to detail
• 2 -5 years of hospitality and sales experience is required
• 1-3 years of non-profit experience is preferred.
• Microsoft Office Suite proficiency in the latest versions is required
• Must be willing to work nights, weekends, and holidays in addition to regular business hours
• Ideal candidate works well under pressure while maintaining composure and flexibility, has a positive attitude, strong organizational skills, is detail-oriented, and will uphold venue policies and procedures when working with clients
• Must be willing to work in a fast-moving environment
• Ideal candidate must be able to work efficiently and professionally in a team environment but should also be comfortable working independently
• Excellent communication skills, including writing, speaking, and proofreading skills, all with high professionalism and meticulousness
• A high level of decisiveness; good planning, problem-solving, and resourcefulness
• An understanding of non-profit organizational management
• Ability and experience handling confidential information
• Additional duties as assigned
Full Time: 35 Hours/week
Salary Range: $29,000 – $36,000, plus benefits. Frequent nights and weekends required at additional compensation.
Standard work week: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. with frequent nights and weekends required.
Please e-mail resume and cover letter to Rachel Bolland, Director of Events. No phone calls, please.