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GRA Job Opportunities

Events and Education Assistant

Application Deadline: 5:00pm January 6th, 2023 or until filled

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Great River Arts seeks a creative, detail-oriented, and self-sufficient individual for the position of Events and Education Assistant at the GRA center, located at 122 First St. SE, in the historic district of downtown Little Falls.

Great River Arts (GRA) is a nonprofit, member-based organization, governed by a volunteer board that provides multidisciplinary art experiences in greater Minnesota. The administrative and financial assistant supports reports to the executive director. This position is responsible for handling event and education tasks in conjunction with GRA staff and board.

Reports to: Executive Director

Supervises: Volunteers

Hours & Salary: 20-25/wk. Tuesday- Saturday.  Schedule is dependent on GRA events and programs.  Possibility for additional hours.  May be required to work nights and weekends based on Great River Arts event schedule. $15/hr.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 5:00pm., January 6, 2023 or until filled.

QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Required: High School diploma or GED equivalent and at least one year experience working in teaching, special events, or a customer service-related field.
  2. Preferred: Bachelor's degree in art, art education, marketing and communications or a related field, or a relevant combination of education and/or experience.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Event Assistant (35%): Includes set up and take down of events.  Operates events (public and private) and organizes with outside groups for event logistics.  Registers participants for events and answers related inquiries.
  2. Education Assistant (30%): Develops and teaches at least two classes a month (1 for adults, 1 for children).  Registers participants for classes.  Assists outside teaching artists with logistics and set up/take down.
  3. Representative of GRA (15%): Attends the front-of-the-house tasks, which includes working the front desk, greeting guests and answering event inquiries and requests in-person, by email or by phone.  Works with the director to confirm GRA availability and organize events.  The Events and Education Assistant participates in internal and external meetings to market the GRA space as a community, public and private venue.
  4. Communications and Social Media (15%): Works with executive director to create content for the newspaper, GRA website, social media, e-newsletter, and other mediums as needed.
  5. Other duties as assigned by the GRA director and board (5%).

SKILLS:

  1. Effective oral and written communication skills.
  2. Ability to work independently and as a team to meet deadlines.
  3. Strong organizational, interpersonal and customer service skills.
  4. Ability to exercise discretion and independent judgement.
  5. Has a creative eye for space planning and design.
  6. Ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituents.
  7. Commitment to coworkers and to the mission of Great River Arts.
  8. On-time and dependable.

ADDITIONAL SKILLS:

  1. Ability to teach art classes for adults and children.
  2. Knowledge of art and a variety of art techniques.
  3. Knowledge of social media including facebook.
  4. Ability to use standard office equipment and Microsoft products.

CERTIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS

1. May be required to travel, valid driver’s license required.

2.Ability to lift 40 lbs.

3. Ability to climb ladders.

 

Send cover letter, resume, and 3-5 samples of artwork to:

info@greatart.org (use “Events and Education Assistant position” in subject line)

-or-

Search Committee

Great River Arts

PO Box 157

Little Falls MN 56345-0157

Application deadline: 5:00 p.m., January 6, 2023 or until filled

 

Administrative and Financial Assistant

Application Deadline: 5:00pm January 6th, 2023 or until filled

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Great River Arts seeks a creative, detail-oriented, and self-sufficient individual for the position of Administrative and Financial Assistant at the GRA center, located at 122 First St. SE, in the historic district of downtown Little Falls.

Great River Arts (GRA) is a nonprofit, member-based organization, governed by a volunteer board that provides multidisciplinary art experiences in greater Minnesota. The administrative and financial assistant supports reports to the executive director. This position is responsible for handling administrative and financial tasks in conjunction with GRA staff and board.

Reports to: Executive Director

Supervises: Volunteers

Hours & Salary: 10-15/wk. Wednesday- Saturday with flexible scheduling available.  May be required to work nights and weekends based on Great River Arts event schedule.  $15/hr.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 5:00pm, January 6, 2023 or until filled.

QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Required: High School diploma or GED equivalent and at least two years’ experience working in an office setting or a customer service-related field.
  2. Preferred: Experience in administration, fundraising, and grant writing or a relevant combination of education and/or experience.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Fiduciary Responsibilities (50%): Provides financial oversight in the form of revenue generation encompassing fundraising, donations, memberships, sponsorships, and grant development activities. The administrative and financial assistant is responsible for inputting, tracking and reporting earned revenue for each program and service.  Oversight is provided to accountants supporting audits, sales tax payments, payroll, and end of year documentations (1099, W-2 and 990) to both State and federal agencies.
  1. Member Development & Appreciation (20%): Oversees the organization’s annual paid membership drive. Identifies markets and coordinates the shipment of thank you gift packages based on various membership levels. Coordinates recognition opportunities (window vinyl, newsletters, website, donor wall, etc.). Selects and communicates at least four special member only offers throughout the year.
  1. Representative of GRA (10%): Attends the front-of-the-house tasks, which includes working the front desk, greeting guests and answering inquiries and requests in-person, by email or by phone. Works with the director to confirm GRA availability. 
  1. Facilities (10%): Supports the preservation and maintenance of the facility in keeping with the city ordinances, ADA regulations and the local Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) guidelines. This is accomplished by documenting, prioritizing and managing facility improvements based on structural needs and contract estimates.
  1. Retail Store Manager (5%): Tracks inventory of the GRA consignment store and provides monthly sales reports for payments. Uses shopify/webgiligty/quickbooks to transfer, confirm, and process information between systems.
  1. Other duties as assigned by the GRA Executive Director (5%).

SKILLS:

  1. Effective oral and written communication skills.
  2. Ability to work independently and as a team to meet deadlines.
  3. Strong organizational, interpersonal and customer service skills.
  4. Ability to exercise discretion and independent judgement.
  5. Ability to problem solve.
  6. Ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituents.
  7. Commitment to coworkers and to the mission of Great River Arts.
  8. On-time and dependable.

ADDITIONAL SKILLS:

  1. Knowledge and proficiency in quickbooks.
  2. Knowledge of grant writing process and how to construct a successful grant application.
  3. Ability to use standard office equipment and Microsoft products.

CERTIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS

  1. May be required to travel, valid driver’s license required. 
  2. Ability to lift 40 lbs.
  3. Ability to climb ladders.

 

Send cover letter and resume to:

info@greatart.org (use “Administrative and Financial Assistant position” in subject line)

-or-

Search Committee

Great River Arts

PO Box 157

Little Falls MN 56345-0157

Application deadline: 5:00 p.m., January 6, 2023 or until filled

 

Teaching Artists - Ongoing.

Calling all Teaching Artists.  Great River Arts is looking for artists for part-time positions to lead classes for all age groups.  Hours vary.  To apply please fill out the Teaching Artists Application that is found on our website.

Teaching Artist Application

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