Newark Arts Education Roundtable

Grants/Funding Opportunites

Apply for PSE&G Funding!

The PSEG Foundation recognizes the important role that local nonprofits hold in their communities. They consider proposals up to $10,000 in support of an established program or project with demonstrated impact on the local community. Organizations must apply online between March 1, 2017 at 12:01 a.m. through September 30, 2017 at 11:59 p.m.

Crayola’s Champion Creatively Alive Children Grant

An initiative that focuses on helping educators increase art-infused education, creativity and design thinking through varied professional development practices and cross-curricular planning, tailored to their specific school needs and goals, Crayola will offer up to 20 grants within elementary and middle schools in the United States and Canada for the 2017-2018 school year. Each award includes a $2,500 grant and $1,000 worth of Crayola products. Read more here.

Youth Opportunities

Program Opportunities/Calls for Proposals

Call for Proposals for

NPS Soaring Scholars Afterschool Program!

The Office of Expanded Learning Time with funding from the NJ Department of Education is requesting members of the Newark Arts Education Roundtable (NAER) to propose a program design and budget plan that would support the Newark Public Schools (NPS)  21st Community Learning Center Program (21stCCLC/s) with Arts Enrichment. If a program design is selected, organizations would partner with the Office of Expanded Learning Time to provide Arts Enrichment in the 21st Century Community Learning Centers.

Proposals are accepted throughout the year, based on the schedule below. You must be an active NAER member to apply. (E-mail for membership rates/info.) The RFA is available here.

Session Dates             Deadline for Proposal           Notification                Mandatory Training

10/2/17-12/15/17         August 11, 2017                      August 31, 2017          September 14, 2017

1/2/18-3/23/18             November 10. 2017                November 30, 2017    December 14, 2017

4/2/18-6/8/18               February 9, 2018                     February 23, 2018       March 7, 2018

Email Information to: Sarah Cruz at with subject Line: NPS 21st CCLC Arts Enrichment


Nonprofit/Arts Resources

Legal resources for Newark non-profits!

Free Legal Services for Nonprofits in NJ, NY and CT ~ for more info please click PBP Brief Overview – Clients.

Learn More about the DataArts Platform

DataArts, formerly the Cultural Data Project, was founded to bring the language and leverage of data to the business of culture. The Cultural Data Profile (CDP) is DataArts’ flagship service, which thousands of cultural nonprofits use annually to report their financial and programmatic information. DataArts seeks to be a catalyst for data-informed decision-making.

Whether you’re a museum director, choreographer, or independent publisher, DataArts will support you in doing what you do best. The data you provide serves multiple purposes. With it, you can apply for grants, get a clear picture of your organization’s progress, inform your decision-making, and make a stronger case to stakeholders.

Add your data to the Arts Education Data Dashboard!

The Arts Education Data Dashboard, which will offer a more complete picture of the arts education happening in our schools — where it thrives, where there are opportunities for connection, and where we can work to bridge the gaps. All of the data that participants gather in their NAER Evaluation work will be part of the Dashboard, which serves to:

  • Track program offerings in one database and better understand schools, students, and teachers served
  • Tell the story of your organization’s impact to schools, supporters and current and prospective funders
  • Tell the story of the collective impact of Newark and New Jersey’s arts education community

For more information on how to participate, email

Employment Opportunities

Executive Director, GRAMMY Museum Experience

Devils Arena Entertainment LLC – Newark, NJ 07102

The Executive Director oversees all aspects of GRAMMY Museum Experience TM Prudential Center – including box office/retail operations, facilities maintenance, marketing, group sales, etc. – with a focus on education. The Executive Director will develop and manage instructional programs targeted specifically to schools, special events and the local community. In addition to having strong knowledge of the educational system, well-built contacts in the music industry and a solid professional background, leading candidates will also embrace the mission of the GRAMMY Museum Experience (GME) and the vision and goals of the institution. The candidate will also assist with collection management responsibilities in the permanent and temporary exhibit galleries. Candidate should be a person of character and integrity and should have an inclusive and respectful management and leadership style.

Devils Arena Entertainment, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Responsible for overseeing the GME including but not limited to: programs & events, artist relations, box office/retail operations, facilities maintenance, marketing, and group sales

  • Liaise with Prudential Center and One Jersey Foundation Senior Management
  • Responsible for training guest services and docent staff on all aspects related to exhibits and interactive experiences within GME
  • Responsible for overseeing the design and development of comprehensive and innovative programs that recognize and nurture individual creativity, promote participation, and encourage exploration
  • Design and deliver a far-reaching education strategy and a tactical implementation plan to meet the needs and intent of GME with the help of the staff of the GRAMMY Museum at L.A. Live
  • Represent the Experience at community events
  • Develop and monitor budget
  • Serve as the public face of GME in the education and music community
  • Develop education and arts community relationships
  • Work with management on program-related and education-related funding opportunities
  • Expand themes introduced in various aspects of GME, and leverage the commitment to an open and broad presentation of ideas that promote music, creativity, critical thinking and dialogue
  • Facilitate educational group tours and ensure groups are properly greeted, informed of all rules and regulations and are assisted throughout their tour
  • Understand and employ state and national education standards
  • Experience producing events and handling artists and management teams
  • Knowledge of and/or experience in a K-12 learning environment
  • Experience with program evaluation
  • Participation in exhibition installations and de-installations with GRAMMY Museum Los Angeles staff
  • Assist in the maintenance of GRAMMY Museum Experience collections
  • Responsible for ensuring safe handling and storage of artifacts

Educational Background Required:
B.S. or B.A. in Education, Non-Profit Management, or Museum Studies OR related field of experience

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Three to five years of management experience leading a strong team of professionals and multiple projects in a fast-paced, dynamic environment

  • Three years minimum experience planning, developing, designing and implementing successful instructional and community programs with an emphasis on inspiring creativity and innovation throughout the curriculum and dialogue
  • Must be energetic, articulate and self-assured, and possess strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to exercise a strong presence to convene groups, shape dialogues, and develop and manage productive relationships at all levels
  • Must have excellent analytical skill and judgment
  • Must have strong proficiency in computer technology and software
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential
  • Must have proven experience producing educational materials for publication
  • Proven ability to provide effective customer service for internal and external client groups
  • Must be detail oriented, with strong organizational skills in order to manage a continuous workflow of a high volume, multi-tasking environment
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a collaborative team environment with a dynamic range of people
  • Previous experience and familiarity with collections management, artifact handling and storage

Certification Not Required


Travel Requirements
May be required to travel on rare occasions (< 5% travel); trips may require air travel and/or overnight stay for one or more nights.

Physical Demands
This position requires the ability to lift up to 30 pounds.

Work Environment
This position generally requires that work be performed from the Prudential Center/New Jersey Devils offices, but attendance at events taking place in the arena or offsite, including on weekends and/or holidays, may be required.
Devils Arena Entertainment LLC –




WBGO Radio


WBGO Jazz88 FM, the country’s leading Jazz public broadcaster is hiring a creative Administrative Assistant who thrives in a fast paced and ever changing environment. Responsibilities will include working with membership on data entry, being a front line liaison with fundraising and events as well as being a valuable asset in donor relations and database management. Must be able to multitask, have a solid knowledge of Microsoft Office and great attention to detail. Customer service skills a must. Must be available to work evenings and weekends.

This is a wonderful opportunity to learn the many facets of Public Broadcasting and not for profit Development and be surrounded by some of the most significant Jazz presenters. Please include salary requirements with your resume. No candidates will be considered without a cover letter. WBGO is an Equal Opportunity Employer and invites and encourages qualified applicants from all walks of life.

Resumes, cover letter and salary requirements to





The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, the state’s largest performing arts organization, seeks an Interim Artistic Director of the NJSO Youth Orchestras, now entering its 27th season. The Interim Artistic Director provides artistic leadership and educational oversight of all four ensembles of the NJSO Youth Orchestras, also serving as Conductor of the Academy Orchestra (advanced full orchestra) and Conductor of the Training Ensemble (beginner string orchestra). Program sessions span a total of 18 Saturdays between September and April, with Sunday concerts in winter and spring. For more information about the NJSO Youth Orchestras, visit You can find the full job description here.

To apply for this position, please email cover letter, curriculum vitae, the link to one high-quality video of your work with youth ensembles and a list of three professional references to Marshell Jones Kumahor, Vice President of Education & Community Engagement, at


Leadership Newark, Inc. is a multi-faceted non-profit organization which offers several community leadership programs for adults who live, work or volunteer in the civic life of the City of Newark. It seeks an Operations Manager to provide administrative support for the staff and the overall organizational operation. This support includes day-to-day support for a smooth daily flow, maintaining and updating databases & records, conducting research as required, supporting projects and developing systems for smooth operating as required. The position involves one having a working knowledge and interest in current events, civic engagement and the ability to work as part of a team and also independently. You can read the full job description here.

If Interested In Applying For This Position: E-mail your resume with a thoughtful cover letter about yourself, your skills, experience and your minimum salary requirements. E-mail to Celia M. King, MPS at (please put “Operations Manager” in the subject line of email).