CREATIVE sector job opportunities

Creative industries in Ohio are frequently looking for new talent.
We update opportunities for employment with our Member Organizations on a monthly basis.

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akron art museum | director of people and culture

The Director of People and Culture oversees the overall function and strategic direction of the Human Resources department at the Akron Art Museum and serves on the organization’s Leadership Team. The director is responsible for developing and ensuring effective implementation of plans including systems, policies, and processes to support the organization’s culture, talent acquisition, talent retention, training and development, team engagement and relations, legal compliance and recordkeeping, compensation, and benefits. This position requires a keen sense of organizational development as it relates to today’s culture as well as that of arts and culture institutions and specifically art museums overall. A priority for the director is the building of collaboration and consensus toward shared outcomes. The Director of People and Culture reports to the John S. Knight Director and CEO.

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The Arts Commission (TAC) is a non-profit organization focused on making our community more vibrant by providing professional opportunities for artists and arts organizations and enhancing the organization’s visibility and impact. Working with the Chief Operating Officer, and Development Committee, the Development Manager implements annual fundraising strategies, including management of the friends campaign, corporate sponsorships, some grant writing and development, especially as related to corporate foundations. This position assists other team members to prepare and submit grant applications. The Development Manager will focus on developing and maintaining positive donor relationships, as well as motivating Board members and volunteers to develop and steward donor portfolios. This position also supports organizational events that celebrate and honor The Arts Commission mission, including fundraising events.

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artworks | senior director of advancement

ArtWorks seeks a Senior Director of Advancement to lead strategy, planning and execution for successful fundraising and development activities to advance our mission to create community-based public art that provides career opportunities for artists of all ages.

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BalletMet, a professional ballet company and school located in Columbus, Ohio, operating on a $8 million budget, invites applications for the position of Artistic Director. BalletMet seeks an individual with artistic vision and leadership skills to develop artistic plans and programs for the 26-member Company and to provide direction for its Dance Academy. The ideal candidate will recruit, train, and supervise all artistic personnel including guest artists; and deliver high quality performances and services to the community in partnership with the Board of Trustees and the Executive Director. Candidates should be committed to a diverse repertoire that includes classical, narrative and contemporary ballets, and the creation of new work. Performances are presented in the 2,700-seat historic Ohio Theatre, the 900-seat Capitol Theatre and in BalletMet’s own 225-seat Performance Space.

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dayton live | president & ce0

The next President & CEO of Dayton Live will be given the extraordinary opportunity to build upon the tremendous momentum of the past five years and envision and achieve new levels of growth, impact, and relevance for the organization. The President & CEO will inherit a deeply talented and experienced team of senior leaders, a committed and active board of trustees, rejuvenated relationships with community partners and stakeholders, a new and enviable reputation amid the national touring arts and entertainment ecosystem, strong ticket sales and a proven programming mix, and a solid financial footing.

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cleveland museum of art | Virginia N. and Randall J. Barbato Deputy Director and Chief Curator

The comprehensive collection that the Cleveland Museum of Art holds in trust for the public and the complementary exhibitions that it organizes throughout the year are fundamental to the CMA’s mission to create transformative experiences through art for the broadest possible audience in accordance with the highest aesthetic, intellectual, and professional standards. The Virginia N. and Randall J. Barbato Deputy Director and Chief Curator is a key member of the museum’s executive leadership team and oversees the growth, display, study, and care of the collection. Working with colleagues in the Exhibition, Design and Publications division and in Public and Academic Engagement, the Deputy Director and Chief Curator helps to develop and shape exhibitions, publications, interpretation, and academic programs.

playhouse square | Chief financial officer

  • Embrace Playhouse Square values and programs that further Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion within the department.
  • Supervise daily activities of Accounting staff.
  • Develop and maintain standard accounting procedures and internal audit procedures.
  • Responsible for preparation of all financial statements and reports. Responsible for updated projections throughout the fiscal year.
  • Responsible for the preparation of the annual operating and capital budgets.
  • Responsible for the completion of the annual audit and any special audits. Supervise coordination of fieldwork, preparation of year end financial statements, support schedules, and footnotes for the annual audit.
  • Responsible for preparation of annual tax returns, tax filings, and operational licenses.
  • Maintain ongoing analysis of departmental expenses and profit centers to ensure proper and adequate reporting and controls.
  • Manage short and long term cash flow to maximize investment income. Work with Board Investment Committee to analyze and manage endowment funds.
  • Responsible for the selection and administration of Playhouse Square’s comprehensive insurance program. Work with broker to manage insurance risks and claims.
  • Responsible for communicating with lenders, and providing financial reports and covenant calculations, as required.
  • Responsible for selection and management of accounting software and upgrades; responsible for interface of accounting software with HR and Operational software.
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rock & roll hall of fame | Manager of Guest Experience & Museum Operations

The Manager of Guest Experience & Museum Operations is responsible for leading the Rock Hall’s guest services team while creating an engaging and memorable experience for all Rock Hall fans. They exemplify the Rock Hall’s Fans First philosophy, have a deep knowledge of rock & roll history, are comfortable speaking in front of crowds, and deliver high-quality experiences to fans from around the world.

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wexner center for the arts | head of advancement

Working closely with the Executive Director (with a dotted line relationship to the Assistant Vice President in the Office of Advancement), the Head of Advancement serves as the head fundraiser leading all development and donor experience activities and will understand the mission, needs and value proposition of the Wexner Center for the Arts and build relationships with prospective donors and sponsors to increase philanthropic support. Donors such as alumni, friends, patrons, board members, corporations and other university constituents will be identified by listening for opportunities to align their interests and passions with opportunities to donate to the center. The Head of Advancement, in partnership with the Executive Director will create and lead the strategy to identify, develop and maintain a pipeline of donors.

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wexner center for the arts | head of exhibitions

In partnership with the Executive Director, the Head of Exhibitions shapes and implements the Wexner Center’s curatorial objectives that advance the WCA’s mission to be the most relevant publicly engaged art center in the United States and a dynamic model for all others. The Head of Exhibitions reports to the Executive Director and serves as a member of the WCA’s Executive Management Team, actively participating in shaping the organization’s vision and mission while managing and leading the Exhibition Department and all aspects of its operations: production exhibitions and publication program, commissioning of new works, artist residencies, leading a dynamic exhibition touring program, leading research initiatives, planning, and managing a team of ten staff members, while collaborating and developing programs in partnership with other institutions nationally and internationally.