Please email your resume and cover letter to jobs@blackrockcenter.org.  No Calls Please

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Current Opportunities:

  • Finance Manager / Controller
  • Graphic Designer / Marketing Associate
  • Bartender
  • Tech & Crew
  • Part-time Box Office and Front Desk Associate
  • Hip Hop Instructor
  • Early Childhood Arts Educators & Year Round Teaching Artists
  • Internships

POSITION TITLE: Finance Manager / Controller

REPORTS TO (TITLE): Executive Director

CLASSIFICATION: Exempt, not eligible  for overtime

MAJOR PURPOSE OF THIS JOB: The Finance Manager / Controller is responsible for the daily management and integrity of financial information, and accounting systems for the organization. In this capacity, s/he is required to execute approved financial policies accurately and within established deadlines and in compliance with all federal and state laws and regulations (including GAAP). This position requires the incumbent to handle issues of a confidential nature.

JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Accounting

  • Oversee daily financial and accounting functions and maintain safekeeping of BlackRock financial records and contracts
  • Supervise A/P and A/R process and function
  • Ensure financial transactions and accounting operation are recorded in accordance with
  • Serve as a BlackRock’s point of contact for annual audit, and 990
  • Responsible for timely and accurate monthly close process working with staff and outside CPA as
  • Serve as BlackRock contact person with financial institutions, responsible for all correspondence and communications
  • Monitor and assist the Executive Director in budget development. Develop and run budget vs. actual performance reports for Executive Director and senior staff for review, identify and assess variances, and work with staff for recommending mid-course corrections.
  • Develop and update monthly cash flow projections for review  with ED

Administration

  • Responsible for all insurance, contracts, and licenses for organization, including timely renewals, administration, and
  • Work with senior staff to develop and update emergency management procedures and
  • Oversee and ensure the accurate and timely processing of daily sales
  • Working with Executive Director and external CPA, to develop and implement cost savings and risk-reduction measures.
  • Coordinate the process of filing IRS 990, state sales and use tax exemptions, and any other state filings, working with outside accounting

Other responsibilities

  • Assist with box office and/or merchandise and concessions sales, as requested
  • Serve as engaged and involved team member, supportive of the varied experiences and perspectives of internal and external customers
  • Support and actively build an office culture dedicated to superior customer service that exceeds expectations
  • Assume other responsibilities as assigned

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE, AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in nonprofit management, accounting, and/or administration or relevant  experience
  • Advanced knowledge and at least five years of financial accounting experience and a level of familiarity with payroll processing (preferably in non-profit  or performing arts environment)
  • Proficiency in MS Office with superior spreadsheet and analytical skills
  • Advanced proficiency in QuickBooks Accounting Software
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality and discretion when required
  • Top-notch organizational skills with attention to  detail and ability to  handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Proven ability to work independently and in a team-based environment

POSITION TITLE:                 Graphic Designer/Marketing Associate

CLASSIFICATION:                 Full Time

Compensation:                      Compensation commensurate with experience

MAJOR PURPOSE OF THIS JOB:  The Graphic Designer/Marketing Associate is responsible for designing and producing marketing and collateral material that supports the branding and promotion of BlackRock Center for the Arts and all of its program areas through print and web media.

JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Support the Marketing & Development Departments to implement the marketing/communications plan for BlackRock’s branding as an institution and for each program area.
  • Uses knowledge of current graphic design software to produce marketing and collateral material for print and web.
  • Maintain design and content of the website.
  • Stay abreast of technological advances in the graphic design field and be able to identify areas of use in the organization.
  • Design of emails using mailchimp
  • Design and production of monthly playbills, education brochures, postcards, posters, flyers, banners and other collateral material.
  • Design and placement of display advertising in print and web media.
  • Procurement of printing quotes, and coordination with printers.
  • In-house printing of some materials.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE, AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS:

The position requires hands-on technical skills as well as the ability to manage multiple projects in a time-sensitive manner.

  • Bachelor’s degree in graphic design or related field.
  • Working knowledge and experience with Adobe Creative Suite software (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat Pro, Dreamweaver), print production processes, graphic file requirements for print and web, and online marketing applications (Constant Contact, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube, etc.)
  • Demonstrated experience in designing materials for print and web media.
  • Proven ability to work independently and in a team-based environment.
  • Familiarity with MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Creativity and exceptional problem-solving skills.
  • Willingness and availability to work evenings and weekends as necessary
  • Relevant professional design experience, preferably in marketing or advertising with experience in the performing arts.

Bartender (Part Time)

This is an hourly position with the ability to gain tips from customers and be paid gratuity for event services. Hours will vary depending upon event schedules. The position will assist the Patron Service Manager in all aspects of planning, setup, running and breakdown of event bars and will help develop and maintain sales inventory procedures.

Technical and Crew (Part Time)

We are accepting technical and crew applicants for flexible ongoing yearly over hire needs in our multi-purpose facility. We seek able bodied candidates who can offer support in lighting (design/programming/execution), sound (design/programming/ execution), and general operational needs (event setup/oversight/strike). Applicants who seek additional hours may also choose to be trained for other organizational support (front desk/box office). Compensation ranges between $12.50 – $18/hour with increases offered for tenure and skilled responsibility. BlackRock is a short 10 minute Route 74 Ride On trip from the Shady Grove Metro and has ample parking onsite. No calls, please.


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Part-time Box Office and Front Desk

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

The Part-Time Box Office and Front Desk 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 Box Office and 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:  12.50 /hour


EDUCATION DEPARTMENT POSTINGS

Ukulele Instructor

BlackRock Center for the Arts in Germantown, MD engages the community to explore, experience and celebrate the arts.  BlackRock is currently seeking a talented, motivated and experienced ukulele instructor to teach ukulele classes for kids and adults.

MAJOR PURPOSE OF THIS JOB: 
BlackRock’s Ukulele Instructor must demonstrate comprehensive knowledge and have an extensive background for both teaching and playing the ukulele.  This would include working with various age levels including kids, youth and adults.  This person must generate enthusiasm for the instrument, have knowledge about theory and musicality and be extremely motivated and passionate.

We are looking for someone to start during the spring season which begins on April 6th and runs until June 15th.  The current class is an adult class on Sundays from 2:00-3:00pm with the possibility of adding a kids or youth class.  Position could lead to future teaching opportunities.


EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE, AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS:

  •  High school degree or equivalent; Associate’s degree or higher preferred
  • Extensive experience playing the ukulele
  • Two or more years’ experience teaching ukulele
  • 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 your cover letter and resume to Jason DeMarchi, Director of Education and Special Events at jdemarchi@blackrockcenter.org.  Please specify in your cover letter your experience with teaching and choreographing hip hop dance.  Please also include the age ranges you have worked with in the past and the ages you are most comfortable teaching (i.e. Elementary, Middle, High School and Adult).

Hip Hop Dance Instructor

BlackRock Center for the Arts in Germantown, MD engages the community to explore, experience and celebrate the arts.  BlackRock is currently seeking a talented, motivated and experienced hip hop dance instructor to teach a number hip hop dance classes for students of all ages.

MAJOR PURPOSE OF THIS JOB: 
BlackRock’s Hip Hop Dance Instructor must demonstrate comprehensive knowledge and have an extensive background for both choreographing and teaching hip hop dance.  This would include working with various age levels including kids, youth and adults.  This person must generate enthusiasm for dance, have knowledge about hip hop culture and be extremely motivated and passionate.

We are looking for someone to start during the spring season which begins on April 6th and runs until June 15th.  The current schedule of classes is three classes on Fridays from 4:30-7:30 pm.  Position could lead to future teaching opportunities.


EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE, AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS:

  • High school degree or equivalent; Associate’s degree or higher preferred
  • Extensive experience in dance, specifically hip hop and pop
  • Two or more years’ experience teaching and choreographing hip hop dance
  • 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 your cover letter and resume to Jason DeMarchi, Director of Education and Special Events at jdemarchi@blackrockcenter.org.  Please specify in your cover letter your experience with teaching and choreographing hip hop dance.  Please also include the age ranges you have worked with in the past and the ages you are most comfortable teaching (i.e. Elementary, Middle, High School and Adult).

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

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.

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.