Newark Arts Education Roundtable

Grants/Funding Opportunites

Impact100 Essex Announces $112,000 Grant

Impact100Essex is currently accepting applications for the 2017-18 pilot grant year from eligible non-profits interested in receiving a one-time grant of $112,000 towards projects in Essex County with High Impact.
To see a complete list of eligibility guidelines click here.
Click on the link to complete the Checklist and gain access to the application. The application is DUE by December 15, 2017. 
An information session will be held at the Newark Public Library, located at 5 Washington St. in Newark, on Wednesday, October 4 at 10 am. Please bring all your questions to that session.

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

Community Safe Student Project Logo Contest

The Community Safe Student Project uses volunteers and local businesses to help make routes safe for student travel. Local establishments serve as areas of refuge for youth should they encounter any violence on their way to or from school.

Enter the Contest to help us Create a Newark Safe Haven logo: Open to All South Ward Students Grades 7-12

  1. Design a color logo on 8.5″ X 11″ paper
  2. Complete submission form and
  3. submit along with your design to: NAERinfo@newarkarts.org

 

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 mayuri@newarkarts.org 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 s5cruz@nps.k12.nj.us 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 naerinfo@newarkarts.org

Employment Opportunities

NAER is hiring local Arts Ed Now Ambassadors

NAER will hire 5 local arts education advocates to connect communities to activities and advocacy that promote Arts Education for youth in Newark.

The Position: Arts Ed Now Ambassador • Timeline: November 2017 – May 2018 • Approx time commitment: 10 hrs/month • Stipend: $1000 divided into monthly installments

The Goals: • To increase awareness among local Newark residents of the benefits and opportunities of arts education in the City of Newark • To increase participation in arts education during and after school among Newark youth and their families

The Program: Arts Ed Now Ambassadors will be provided with information and training about arts education in Newark and local communities – as well as support for their work including: • Outreach training & tools • Background & statistics on the impact of arts education on youth & community • Public outreach materials • One-on-One strategic support to develop outreach goals and action plan • Monthly peer group support calls and online forum

Responsibilities of Arts Ed Now Ambassadors: • Identify arts education advocacy needs of local community and develop localized action plan (with creative & strategic support from Social Impact Studios) • Reach out to community leaders, families and students to raise awareness about the benefits and opportunities of arts education • Organize community leaders to advocate for arts education at the local level • Connect advocates to the Newark Arts Education Roundtable for long-term engagement

Experience & Qualities Required: • Passionate about the positive impacts of arts education • Lives in Newark • General knowledge of local community organizations and leaders • Community involvement and outreach experience • Willingness to complete half-day Arts Ed Now Ambassador training and monthly 1-hour peer calls • Attendance at quarterly Newark Arts Ed Roundtable meetings • Basic online communication skills such as e-mail and basic social media interaction • Multiple languages a plus, but not required • Newark organizations may apply to participate as local Ambassadors

Application Process: Provide a referral letter from community leader or organization • If applying as an organization, provide explanation about how this Ambassador work will function in tandem with other programs and staffing responsibilities • If you prefer a hard paper version of application please email mayuri@newarkarts.org
Application Deadline: October 31, 2017 Ambassadors will be selected by 11/3/17 and training will be held on NOVEMBER 20th, 27th, or 28thTo apply to become an Arts Ed Now Newark Ambassador: complete application HERE

Arts Ed Now Ambassadors Program application

application

Communications and Development Specialist, La Casa De Don Pedro

La Casa de Don Pedro is seeking an experienced, highly creative and passionate Communications and Development Specialist to join its Program and Fund Development office. The office plays a critical marketing, fundraising and program development role for the entire organization.

The Program & Fund Development Office has the following responsibilities: • Promotes the organization and its impact to the community, prospective and current donors, and internally within the organization through relationship building, multi-media on its website, social media, newsletters, and other communication outlets, and volunteer coordination. • Brings to the organization diverse resources (private, government, and individual), raising funds to support the organization’s operations through grant writing, special events, and appeals • Researches best practices to support the agency’s agenda and initiatives, supporting the design and development of new program opportunities • Program outcomes monitoring and evaluation The Communications and Development Specialist is responsible for the implementation of the organization’s overall marketing initiatives.

and communication strategies and supports the Director of Program & Fund Development in other initiatives related to the goals of the unit.
RESPONSIBILITY AND DUTIES:
Communications • Raise awareness of organizational impact, institutional image and brand, and increase financial, and volunteer contributions to the organization by: o Identifying compelling stories, facts, and outcomes about the organization o Demonstrating findings by writing articles, stories and developing multi-media visuals including photographs, videos, infographs, and other web content that demonstrate these outcomes o Sharing with constituents in monthly newsletters, e-newsletters, brochures, social media, multi-media, articles, and website o Building and maintaining relationships with area businesses and groups through volunteer coordination and other ways o Helping cultivate and maintain relationships with sector and news media • Regularly source and post relevant content on organization’s social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn. • Share information internally within the organization by developing and writing an internal newsletter. • Promote and encourage common branding within the organization. • Assist with public relations, including identifying opportunities for promotion in media (news, social, and print), and coordinating exhibiting, news article, and speaking opportunities. • Maintain and update the organization’s website. • Draft and submit press releases as needed. • Design and submit print and online advertising as needed. • Build team knowledge of social media efforts and collaborate with team members on the creating of content. • Track, measure, and report on organization’s web traffic and social media stats • Investigate new social media platforms. Development • Support the planning, fundraising, and implementation of four special events annually • Maintain donor database. • Thank donors in timely fashion.
• Coordinate end of year and end of fiscal year individual donor campaigns, including assessing the feasibility of a major gifts campaign, planned giving and direct mailings. • Prospect research on potential businesses, corporations, individuals and foundations for new program and general investment. • Support the Director of Program & Fund Development, Executive Director and the program division leadership in the solicitation of funds and in the preparation of proposals for new and continuing funding. This may include coordinating the preparation, assemblage, appropriate documentation, writing, proofreading and editing. • Participate in Board of Director’s Resource Development & Marketing Committee, including meetings that are held after work hours, approximately 6 meetings per year. Other • Other duties may be assigned as needed. • Volunteer at annual community festival.
Required Skills and Experiences • Bachelor’s Degree • Exceptional interpersonal, written, research and oral communication skills • Ability to carry oneself professionally and liaise comfortably with high profile individuals and businesses • Well-developed organizational, time management, multitasking, and problem-solving skills • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team and serve as a conduit for information to and from other members of the organization • Strong project management skills • Understanding of nonprofit organizations • An entrepreneurial spirit, a creative mind, a positive attitude, and demonstrated commitment to volunteerism. • Comprehensive knowledge of all major social media platforms and performance metrics • Experience editing WordPress websites • Proficient in Microsoft office – Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Outlook • Demonstrated success at building online communities • Ability to take initiative and work as a team. EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS: • Bachelor’s Degree • Exceptional interpersonal, written, research and oral communication skills • Ability to carry oneself professionally and liaise comfortably with high profile individuals and businesses • Well-developed organizational, time management, multitasking, and problem-solving skills • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team and serve as a conduit for information to and from other members of the organization • Strong project management skills • Understanding of nonprofit organizations • An entrepreneurial spirit, a creative mind, a positive attitude, and demonstrated commitment to volunteerism. • Comprehensive knowledge of all major social media platforms and performance metrics • Experience editing WordPress websites • Proficient in Microsoft office – Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Outlook • Demonstrated success at building online communities • Ability to take initiative and work as a team. Desired Skills • Fundraising Special Events planning experience • Experience with donor software • Videography, editing, & photography skills • Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop, or other graphics programs • Spanish fluency • Basic knowledge of HTML • Knowledge of Newark’s philanthropy and business sectors *The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

SCHEDULE: • Monday – Friday, 9:00am -5:00 pm (Schedule may vary according to meet needs) TO APPLY: • Email your resume with thoughtful cover letter and writing sample to: info@lacasanwk.org

 

 

WBGO Radio

SPECIAL PROJECTS ASSISTANT

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 jkressler@wbgo.org.

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

 

 

 

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 http://www.njsymphony.org/education-community/for-educators-students/youth-orchestras. 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 MJKumahor@njsymphony.org.

 

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 Leadershipnewark@leadershipnewark.org (please put “Operations Manager” in the subject line of email).