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POSITION AVAILABLE FOR OPERATIONS MANAGER


Elsewhere, a museum and artist residency set in a former thrift store, seeks a 
Museum Operations Manager to start July 2017.

The Museum Operations Manager collaborates with a team of arts administrators and interns in the functioning and development of a public museum and international residency in downtown Greensboro, NC. The Museum Operations Manager is an administrative position that addresses non-profit financials and reporting, grants and accounts management, contracts, development and visitor resources.

This job will require regular management of accounts and invoicing, online payments, grant administration, budget management, and financial reporting. Must be comfortable with cloud computing, especially Google Drive, experience with CRM donor systems and Quickbooks software a plus.

Ideal candidate should be a highly detail-oriented, focused on efficient system administration and accounting in an arts-based nonprofit. They should also be personally outgoing and thrive in dynamic, very collaborative, and often public work environment. Ideal candidates should be comfortable managing multiple deadlines with intern support. 2+ years of non-profit/museum administration required, arts field experience suggested, a minimum of 2 year degree, 4 year degree prefered.

Elsewhere does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation, expression or parents/guardians with children. Elsewhere, like many art institutions, is a predominantly white space, and in an effort to decolonize dominant cultures of intersectional oppression, we encourage queer and trans artists of color to apply.


Start date: July 2017

Base salary: $21k/year + perks, 40 hour/week. (see JOB DESCRIPTION tab)

Position open until filled. Send resume/CV and letter of interest to apply. Direct Questions to Fhalyshia Orians, Interim Operations Manager at museum@goelsewhere.org (subject: Museum Operations Manager).

JOB DESCRIPTION

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Museum Operations Manager ensures the administration of Elsewhere, Inc. non-profit and program operations. This position manages the non-profit’s financials, accounting, and reporting requirements, and  ensures timely front-of-house operations and maintenance of development and visitor resources. The position requires regular attention to bookkeeping, grant, and donor management. Below is a detailed list of job responsibilities. Priorities and agendas are set by the Executive Director.

 

MUSEUM

  • Museum Operations | Fields general contact with museum through email, phone, + voicemail
  • Public Interface | Oversees staffing for museum public hours, front desk training for interns

DEVELOPMENT

  • Museum Membership | Promotes museum membership and ensures member rosters are up to date.
  • Contacts | Maintains all contact lists–staff, private donors, participants, partners
  • Outreach | Supports all museum, development and fundraiser mailings

FINANCES

  • Accounting | Processes receipt and cash filing, bookkeeping, income/expense reports, and weekly bank deposits
  • Payments | Manages invoicing and payments for all programs, staff, and artists
  • Budgets | Develops, maintains, and revises all budgets with Director
  • Donations | Processes incoming donations and donor acknowledgements
  • Grants | Maintain grant schedules and participates in grant preparation + reporting — budgets, statistics, editing, filing

ADMIN

  • Contracts + Policy | Maintains contracts for every participant and updates relevant policies and files
  • Calendar | Oversees an organizational calendar managed by all staff
  • Curator and Board Meeting support | Supports weekly curator meeting with minutes and action lists, and helps Executive Director in preparing documents for board meetings
  • Files | Maintains all online and onsite documents and file systems
  • Orientation | Orients all staff to organizational systems: receipts, policy, museum operations
  • Interns | Manages administrative on-site interns throughout the year  

JOB BENEFITS

  • Meals at Museum | Access to full, healthy, food pantry with 4 weekly prepared dinners
  • 2 weeks paid time-off | Select holidays (Thanksgiving + end of year holidays)
  • 2 weeks paid leave | Vacation/sick-days
  • Flexible schedule | Ability to work from home with expected 30 hours onsite

CONTEXT

CONTEXT

“Elsewhere is a museum and artist residency set in a 3-floor, former, thrift store. With people and things, we build collaborative futures.”

Elsewhere’s environment is highly stimulating, conceptual, and social – a space of incredible material density and continuous public activity. Composed of layers of artwork and objects, there are no white walls, blank spaces, or separate studios. Everything is interpreted contextually and in situ, explored in creative real space and time. Residents respond to present orders to arrange possible futures and make visible the conceptual, material, and social influences of Elsewhere. Projects engage Elsewhere’s Museum as a platform for creative, performative, research-based, and curatorial experimentation. The inventory of objects form a natural resource, archive, and finite set of incredible things, available for transformation when used thoughtfully.

The museum is a public space and also a public home. Artists live on the second floor, which includes the artist-built boarding house as well as installation works. The kitchen is centrally featured within the museum, and exhibits Elsewhere’s highly organized, cooperative, living practices to public visitors. Public studios include a wood shop, fabric workshop, techlab, storefront theater, vintage wardrobe, garden, and communal kitchen. Elsewhere also provides artists with access to neighboring makerspaces.

Elsewhere is situated in downtown Greensboro, a rapidly changing small southern city. With five universities and a tremendous historical and social legacy of textiles and civil rights, there is a lot of creative and critical work happening. Elsewhere is a creative anchor within the historic downtown, among shops, eateries, and activist churches, but also within food deserts, gentrifying neighborhoods, and empty buildings.

We share our block with a co-working space, a makerspace, a piano restorer, a sneaker shop, a pizza church, and several antique stores. We partner with social and justice organizations, downtown neighborhood associations, public schools, non-profits, universities and city departments. Elsewhere shares its space with #BlackLivesMatter: Greensboro and the Queer People of Color Collective (QPOCC) and is a site for community building, social organizing, and direct action. As a post-industrial, southern city with “progressive roots,” Greensboro citizens are actively invested in fostering social, economic, and racial equity. These concerns have always been part of the city’s fabric.

 

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APPLY

APPLY

Elsewhere seeks an extraordinary, talented leader to collaboratively manage and organize the museum, residency, and education programs. The curatorial team at Elsewhere works together to creatively lead their departments, shape a dynamic contemporary art organization, connect a network of global artists with local community, and test their skills with a highly invested team that is evolving the creative functions of the work environment.

Applicants should be open, inventive, system-minded, flexible, and hardworking individuals who work best as part of a team. The Operations Manager position is administrative, facilitative, programmatic, and departmental, but requires imaginative, progressive, inventive execution, and a great attitude.

 

Start date: July 2017

Base salary $21k/year + perks, 40 hour/week with flexible schedule. (see JOB DESCRIPTION tab)

Position open until filled. Send resume/CV and letter of interest to apply. Direct Questions to Fhalyshia Orians, Interim Operations Manager at museum@goelsewhere.org (subject: Museum Operations Manager).