Right now there is a huge amount of organizing energy being harnessed to bring jazz to Madison. You can help! Listed below in order of timeliness are two paid positions with local jazz organizations and an important survey to complete.
JAZZ AT FIVE IS HIRING: 11/27 APPLICATION DEADLINE.
Jazz at Five is recruiting for their next Executive Administrator. This contracted position provides year-round support for the Jazz at Five board and summer-time support for the Jazz at Five Producer. Duties include communications, marketing, submitting grant applications, supporting the Board’s annual sponsorship drive, and other aspects of staging this annual 5-week outdoor concert series. Work hours are 10:00 AM to 1:30 PM, Mondays and Thursdays, and compensation is $150/week. To apply, email your resume with references to email@example.com by 11/27/13.
IMPORTANT SURVEY ON ARTS EDUCATION ACCESS AND EQUITY: 12/4 SURVEY DEADLINE
As reported earlier this Fall, Madison has become the 12th participating city in the Kennedy Center’s “Any Given Child” program. This program mobilizes communities to achieve a powerful goal: ensuring that every student, in grades K-8, throughout the Madison school district, receives a high-quality arts education during the school day, in all art forms, every year. This effort addresses both instruction by school staff as well as the involvement of local artists and arts organizations. See the feature story in this week’s Isthmus. The local Any Given Child leadership team (which includes a rep from the Jazz Consortium) is now conducting a series of surveys to identify where the gaps are, as a first step in developing a community-wide plan to achieve the ambitious “access and equity” goal. The team is asking all artists (including jazz musicians) and arts organizations (including jazz-related organizations) to complete this online survey. The team wants to hear from you, whether you currently provide arts education in Madison’s public schools or don’t but would like to do so in the future.
JAZZ CONSORTIUM IS HIRING AGAIN
While applications are being reviewed for two positions announced last month, the Consortium will begin hiring for another part-time position early next week. This next position is the “Program Coordinator for Venue Development,” a position that will provide leadership for expanding the array of good-paying performance opportunities for jazz musicians in our community. The job description and application instructions will be posted within the coming week on the Consortium website at www.greatermadisonjazzconsortium.org.