Employment Opportunities

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Current Opportunities:

  • Event Coordinator – Full Time
  • Part-time Box Office and Front Desk Associate
  • Guitar & Ukulele Instructors
  • Early Childhood Arts Educators & Year Round Teaching Artists
  • Internships

Event Coordinator

BlackRock Center for the Arts seeks an Event Coordinator to manage all internal special events and rental sales. This position is non-exempt, Full-Time (40+ hours/week), and reports to the Director of Operations.

Coordinating rental events will include marketing to provide information about our unique spaces; booking and negotiation of contracts; coordinating details with external event planners or renters, overseeing part-time technical staff, and ensuring the integrity of BlackRock’s facilities in tandem with a renter’s successful event.

Internal special events range from providing hospitality for professional performers, coordinating receptions for our artist and members; developing new events and the coordination of the BlackRock Gala.

The Events Coordinator must be an involved team member- able to work closely with internal customers and still focus on rental sales goals and reporting. The Events Coordinator will train, schedule and manage event technicians to oversee events and ensure excellent customer service. A successful candidate will demonstrate a “can-do” attitude, swift problem-solving skills, customer service focus and drive to reach sales goals.

Must Have Skills:

  • Event planning and execution
  • Intermediate to advanced MS Office knowledge including Outlook and Excel
  • Budgeting & strategic planning
  • Team-centric, friendly/personable attitude
  • Willingness to support other departments as needed

Additional duties include but not limited to:

  • Sales/retail experience highly preferred
  • Management and Scheduling of part-time front desk associates
  • Setup and tear down of internal BlackRock events
    • Art Gallery Receptions
    • Members Lounges
    • Gala Coordination
    • Seasonal Performances
    • Community Engagements
  • Inventory and Managing Concessions for all BlackRock events

Email your cover letter and resume to jobs@blackrockcenter.org. Please specify “Event Manager” in the subject line.

 


Part-time Box Office and Front Desk Associate

We are looking for a Part-Time Front Desk & Box Office Associate to join their Patron Services team. This position is exempt, part-time (from 6 to 25 hours/week) and reports to the Director of Operations.

The Part-Time Front Desk & Box Office Associate is responsible for answering the telephones, general e-mail/correspondence and greeting visitors as the first point of contact for the Center. In addition, this position provides administrative support to all departments, as requested.

The ideal candidate must be an involved team member- able to work as a liaison between the staff and patrons. A successful candidate will demonstrate a “can-do” attitude, swift problem-solving skills, exceptional customer service skills and motivation to help others.

Job duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to :

  • Respond to public inquiries via phone, email and in-person, providing information and assistance to the public in a courteous manner.
  • Greet visitors, monitor doors/arrivals and ensuring a presentable lobby area.
  • Unlock building in the mornings and secure the building in the evenings, as necessary.
  • Assist with the box office operations: selling tickets, processing payments, seating by reserved seating chart.
  • Assist the education department through student registrations and accepting payments/arranging payment plans.
  • Perform diversified general clerical duties to all departments to include but are not limited to: photocopying, faxing, mailing, filing.

This candidate MUST have :

  • Cash handling experience
  • Demonstration of exceptional customer service
  • Intermediate to advanced MS Office knowledge including Outlook and Excel
  • Team-centric, friendly/personable attitude
  • Willingness to support other departments as needed

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.

  • Sit, stand, walk and work at a computer, relative to an office environment
  • Ability to work weekdays, evenings and weekends, flexible schedule

Our Organization has an institutional commitment to the principle of diversity. In that spirit, we welcome applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, religion, creed, color, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability or national origin.

To apply, email your cover letter and resume with “Part-time Front Desk Associate” specified in the subject line to jobs@blackrockcenter.orgDirect calls and/or in-person requests to be seen will be denied.

Job Type: Part-time

Salary: $11.50 /hour

 


Guitar & Ukelele Instructors

BlackRock Center for the Arts in Germantown, MD engages the community to explore, experience and celebrate the arts.  BlackRock is currently seeking talented, motivated and experienced Guitar and Ukelele Instructors for a variety of classes for students of all ages.

MAJOR PURPOSE OF THIS JOB: BlackRock teaching artists demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of curriculum in the subject field and are able to generate enthusiasm for artistic learning and positive professional relationships with students.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE, AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS:

  • High school degree or equivalent; Associate’s degree preferred
  • Extensive experience in one or more artistic genres
  • Two or more years’ experience teaching one or more genres of dance, theater, music/instrumental instruction and/or visual art
  • Prove the ability to work in a team-based environment
  • Demonstrate the ability to be organized and adaptable
  • Very strong classroom management skills
  • Excellent oral communication and interpersonal skills with strong problem-solving experience

 

HOW TO APPLY:
Please send cover letter and resume to Jason DeMarchi, Director of Education: jdemarchi@blackrockcenter.org. Please specify in your cover letter your experience in the different artistic disciplines and number of years you have been teaching. Please also include the age range you are most comfortable teaching (i.e. Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High School or Adult).  NO CALLS PLEASE. BlackRock is an equal opportunity employer.


EARLY CHILDHOOD ARTS EDUCATORS

BlackRock Center for the Arts in Germantown, MD engages the community to explore, experience and celebrate the arts.  BlackRock is currently seeking talented, motivated and experienced teaching artists with significant Early Childhood and Parent/Child Class experience in Theater, Music, and Dance/Movement.

MAJOR PURPOSE OF THIS JOB: BlackRock early childhood teaching artists demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of curriculum in the subject field and are able to generate enthusiasm for artistic learning and positive professional relationships with students between the ages of 2 and 5 and their parents/guardians.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE, AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS:

  • High school degree or equivalent; Associate’s degree preferred
  • Extensive experience in one or more artistic genres
  • Two or more years’ experience teaching one or more genres of dance, theater, music/instrumental instruction and/or visual art
  • Ability to plan and execute multi-week classes for young students and parents to take together
  • Prove the ability to work in a team-based environment
  • Demonstrate the ability to be organized and adaptable
  • Very strong classroom management skills
  • Excellent oral communication and interpersonal skills with strong problem-solving experience

Year-Round Teaching Artists (All arts disciplines)

BlackRock Center for the Arts in Germantown, MD engages the community to explore, experience and celebrate the arts.  BlackRock is currently seeking talented, motivated and experienced teaching artists for a variety of art classes for students of all ages.

MAJOR PURPOSE OF THIS JOB: BlackRock teaching artists demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of curriculum in the subject field and are able to generate enthusiasm for artistic learning and positive professional relationships with students.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE, AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS:

  • High school degree or equivalent; Associate’s degree preferred
  • Extensive experience in one or more artistic genres
  • Two or more years’ experience teaching one or more genres of dance, theater, music/instrumental instruction and/or visual art
  • Prove the ability to work in a team-based environment
  • Demonstrate the ability to be organized and adaptable
  • Very strong classroom management skills
  • Excellent oral communication and interpersonal skills with strong problem-solving experience

 

HOW TO APPLY:
Please send cover letter and resume to Jason DeMarchi, Director of Education: jdemarchi@blackrockcenter.org. Please specify in your cover letter your experience in the different artistic disciplines and number of years you have been teaching. Please also include the age range you are most comfortable teaching (i.e. Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High School or Adult).  NO CALLS PLEASE. BlackRock is an equal opportunity employer.


Internships at BlackRock Center for the Arts

The BlackRock internship program is designed to provide meaningful learning opportunities and on-the-job experience to college juniors/seniors, graduate students and recent college graduates with an interest in the performing arts and/or arts administration. Summer interns work at BlackRock 20 hours per week during Spring (March- May), Summer (June-August), Fall (September-November) and Winter (December-February).

The BlackRock internship program is made up of two components:

1.) 50% PROJECT BASED: Each intern will complete a project of his/her choice. The chosen project must adhere to the following guidelines. The project must:

  • have a focus or be a subject of interest to the intern or applicable to their major/area of expertise;
  • provide a resource or service to BlackRock Center; and, once completed, be a tangible piece to be used in a portfolio when job-seeking or interviewing.

Interns will be assigned a project mentor, and have access to high-level staff on an ongoing basis for consultation and support on the project. Interns will present his/her project to the full staff upon completion.

2.) 50% DEPARTMENTAL SUPPORT: In addition to the selected project, interns will provide departmental office support to one of the following departments:

  • Fundraising & Events
  • Finance & Administration
  • Marketing & Communications
  • Programming
  • Education & Outreach
  • Gallery
  • Facilities & Technology

Benefits:
Upon completion of an internship, BlackRock interns will earn two complimentary tickets to one show in the following season. Successful interns will receive a letter of recommendation from a senior level staff member of BlackRock Center. If applicable, some interns may receive college credit for the internship.

How to Apply:
Please send the following materials:

  • Cover letter – please describe a project that you plan to work on and the department you wish to support during your internship.
  • Updated resume
  • Three references (professional or educational)

Submit materials to jobs@blackrockcenter.org  (with the subject line “Internship”).

Mission and Objectives:  BlackRock Center for the Arts exists to inspire the community to explore, experience, engage and excite through the arts.  In its active pursuit to make the arts central to the lives of local residents, BlackRock is committed to providing quality programs that develop lifelong participants in the arts.  BlackRock Center for the Arts builds community through and for the arts.