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Gilmore After School Piano Lab Instructor
Job Description — 9 August 2017
9 August 2017
The Gilmore After School Piano Lab Instructor will teach keyboard skills and supervise practice for the Woods Lake Elementary, Spring Valley Elementary, and/or Ann J. Kellogg Elementary Piano Lab Monday through Thursday, from 3:30 to 5:30 pm. Evening events will be required and additional day-time substitute teaching assignments are available.
- Degree in piano pedagogy/performance or relative experience
- Previous group piano teaching experience
- Ability to handle sensitive situations in a school setting
- Ability to maintain a calm demeanor in a fast-paced work environment
- Minimum commitment of September 2017 through May 2018
Hours and Wages
- Up to 8 hours a week possible
- $20-$30 hours dependent upon experience
- Supervise and instruct 2nd through 5th-grade students in group practice sessions
- Occasionally substitute for other in-school piano instructors
- Maintain, administer, and contribute to After School Piano curriculum
- Participate in Piano Lab recitals (February/May)
- Attend occasional education staff meetings at The Gilmore
- Report time worked via timesheets to Director of Education
- Complete special projects assigned by Director of Education
Filling positions for Woods Lake Elementary, Spring Valley Elementary, and Ann J. Kellogg Elementary in Battle Creek. Please submit a cover letter, resume, and references in PDF or Word formats only to Adam Schumaker, Director of Education, at email@example.com or by mail to: Adam Schumaker, The Gilmore, 359 S Kalamazoo Mall, Suite 101, Kalamazoo, MI 49007. Phone: 269.342.1166 or 800.347.4266.
Position open until filled.
Gilmore Piano Lab Music Therapist
Job Description — 8 August 2017
The Gilmore Piano Lab Music Therapist will conduct meaningful sessions that will instruct music as a leisure activity and use music as a tool for learning social behaviors and academics. The Gilmore Piano Lab Music Therapist will work closely with the administration and teachers at KRESA’s Young Adult Program in Kalamazoo. This position begins Fall 2017. Exact teaching hours are negotiable and dependent upon program registration and scheduling. Some evening events are required. Additional teaching assignments or opportunities may be offered.
- A degree in music therapy and board certification (MT-BC)
- Degree in piano pedagogy or relative experience
- Experience working with students with a diverse range of disabilities
- Previous experience in leading and instructing groups
- Ability to create and maintain your own schedule
- Experience working with digital keyboards, Google products, Logic X, and Synthesia
- Basic recording technology experience
- Minimum commitment of September 2017 through June 2018
Hours and Wages
- 6-9 hours a week possible, not including prep time
- $31/hour for sessions; $10/hour for prep time
- Collaborate with classroom teachers to conduct 4-6-week songwriting units
- Offer piano lab sessions to cultivate a love for music-making using non-traditional teaching techniques such as the Synthesia program
- Organize percussion circles for practicing good social behaviors
- Collaborate closely with KRESA staff to create a regular class schedule
- Report attendance and lessons to the Director of Education on a regular basis
To Apply for Gilmore Piano Lab Music Therapist Position
Please submit a cover letter, resume, and references in PDF or Word formats only to Adam Schumaker, Director of Education, at firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to: Adam Schumaker, The Gilmore, 359 S Kalamazoo Mall, Suite 101, Kalamazoo, MI 49007. Phone: 269.342.1166 or 800.347.4266.
Interviews will begin immediately. Position open until filled.
Box Office Assistant
Job Description — 14 July 2017
The Box Office Assistant supports the Gilmore Keyboard Festival Box Office by processing ticket orders and exchanges for The Gilmore and partner organizations. As the face of The Gilmore in the Epic Center lobby, the Box Office Assistant must provide excellent customer service at all times and be ready to answer a variety of questions.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities
- Primary responsibility is selling tickets and assisting customers with questions in the Gilmore Box Office, over the phone, and at the door prior to concerts
- Reconcile deposits of monies through The Gilmore’s Tessitura ticketing system
- Responsible for following Gilmore Box Office policies and procedures
- Process ticket exchanges, add-on donations, and gift certificates
- Keep informed as to changes in programming, dates, artist changes, and new discounts
- Other projects as assigned
Knowledge, Skills, and Experience Required
- Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and the Internet required. Experience with Tessitura software helpful, but not necessary
- Sales and/or customer service experience required
- Team-player and goal oriented
- Must be able to work independently under minimal supervision. The majority of the Box Office Assistant’s scheduled hours are spent in the Epic Center Box Office window without other staff
- Good organizational skills and the ability to handle several projects simultaneously
- Good telephone presence and the ability to work with the public as a source of information and
- Reliable and dependable to fill shifts when scheduled. Must provide own transportation to and
from work and concert venues
- This is an hourly part-time position and does not receive health insurance benefits, holiday pay, or any paid time off
- Must be willing to work evenings andweekends as assigned. Availability to work additional hours during the 2018 Festival (mid-April to mid-May 2018) is beneficial
To Apply for Box Office Assistant Position
Please submit a cover letter and resume in PDF or Word formats only to Alice Kemerling, Assistant Director at email@example.com or by mail to: Alice Kemerling, The Gilmore, 359 S Kalamazoo Mall, Suite 101, Kalamazoo, MI 49007. No phone calls, please.
Position open until filled.
Job Description — 28 April 2017
The Director of The Gilmore will be a creative, visionary and innovative leader who inspires and engages Board and staff, embodies the organization’s commitment to excellence and serves as a visible and enthusiastic ambassador for the arts in Kalamazoo.
Reporting to the President of the Board, the Director serves as artistic director and chief executive and is responsible for The Gilmore’s overall management including: artistic and educational programs and operations; financial and human resources; and future growth and development. The Director, working closely with dedicated Board members and staff, ensures The Gilmore’s current and long-term financial health through a combination of creative and proactive fundraising and earned revenue pursuits.
The Director will ensure that The Gilmore is financially and operationally sustainable today and into the future, seek new ways to develop and engage audiences, and retain a first-rate staff and engaged Board in order to fulfill the Gilmore’s mission to further the development of world-class keyboard musicians and composers.
Key responsibilities for the incoming Director include:
- Provide overarching artistic and operational leadership at the highest level for the biennial Gilmore Festival, annual Rising Stars recital series, biennial Piano Masters concert series and year-round music education programs
- Serve as chief representative of the Gilmore Festival and Awards in the global music world, assuring that the reputation of both is maintained and enhanced worldwide among artists, artist managers, composers and presenters; burnish The Gilmore’s tradition of excellence
- Nurture and invigorate The Gilmore’s exceptionally loyal community, drawing in new generations and broader audiences from near and far; carefully evaluate The Gilmore’s programming track record and bring a fresh perspective to developing high-quality, innovative and marketable programming which serves and attracts both new and existing constituencies and generates revenue
- Enhance and further develop The Gilmore’s education and audience engagement efforts throughout the region
- Continue to build The Gilmore’s brand, locally, nationally, and internationally, through traditional and digital platforms
- Develop collaborative relationships with members of The Gilmore Board and inspire them to invest their best ideas, efforts, resources and contacts; identify, recruit and engage new Board members
- Recruit and lead Artistic Advisory Committees of international scope to select recipients of the Gilmore Artist and Gilmore Young Artist Awards
- Mentor and nurture the careers of Gilmore Artists and Gilmore Young Artists
- Direct the commissioning of music involving the keyboard for the biennial Festival and the recipients of the Gilmore Artist and Gilmore Young Artist Awards
- Support and inspire areas of potential growth and work with the Board of Trustees to set the stage for next-level achievements, building on the goals identified in the 20152018 “Strategic Map”
- Build and steward relationships with the local donor community, especially the Irving S. Gilmore Foundation; proactively identify and cultivate new sources of support locally and nationally, if not internationally
- Supervise, recruit as needed, and retain a highly qualified and motivated professional staff; unify and empower the team; delegate and hold individuals accountable for specific and collective performance; maintain morale and provide direction
- Build relationships with other presenters and educational and cultural leaders in Southwest Michigan and beyond that may lead to beneficial partnerships for The Gilmore
- Establish a tone at the top that demonstrates and fosters high integrity and strong stewardship of The Gilmore’s reputation and resources
The Director will be an experienced artistic leader and administrator with a deep commitment to music broadly, and keyboard music specifically, and who will excite and generate support from current and potential audiences, artists, and donors. He or she will also ideally have or be:
- Executive experience as a music presenter with a reputation for quality, excellence and innovation; a familiarity with presenting diverse musical programming, ranging from classical to contemporary; experience with and a commitment to music education
- Extensive contacts and relationships in the international music community of artists, artist managers, composers and presenters; experience, relationships, and gravitas needed to recruit and inspire effective members of the Artistic Advisory Committee
- Experience and knowledge needed to mentor and nurture the careers of Gilmore Artists and Gilmore Young Artists
- A proven record of sound financial, staff and operational management, including extensive experience negotiating contracts
- Strong interpersonal and leadership skills, with the ability to make decisions thoughtfully, thoroughly and decisively
- A team builder and collaborator with a successful record of engaging, partnering and building alliances with a wide range of stakeholders; willing to serve as a resource for the local arts community
- Demonstrated success as an enthusiastic and accomplished fundraiser with individuals, foundations, and corporate sponsors; able to develop and maintain strong relationships with the Irving S. Gilmore Foundation and other major donors
- A commitment to managing, mentoring, delegating and empowering a dedicated, loyal, and collegial staff
- The ability to attract and engage new and diverse audiences; creative marketing savvy; comfortable with technology and emerging digital platforms
- Experience energizing and engaging a board
- A good listener with excellent communication skills internally and externally
- A pragmatic risk taker with an entrepreneurial spirit; a track record of coalescing others around objectives and their successful implementation
- Committed to demonstrating and maintaining the highest ethical standards
- A sense of humor and humility
To Apply for Director Position
Please send applications or nominations to Becky Klein and Mark Tarnacki at TheGilmore@PhillipsOppenheim.com.
Position open until filled.
The Gilmore adds to its core team of staff in the months leading up to and during the Gilmore International Keyboard Festival. All opportunities, temporary and permanent, are advertised on this page when open.
There are no positions open at this time.
The Gilmore is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F