Employment Opportunities

 

Employment

 

Founded in 1926, The Count Basie Center for the Arts is New Jersey’s premier center for the cultural arts, and its commitment to being a diverse, equitable and inclusive (DEI) performing arts organization is at the core of our mission to Inspire, Educate and Entertain.

As part of that commitment, the Count Basie Center has established a DEI Task Force comprised of board, staff, and community members. Our purpose is to intentionally embrace and amplify positive change toward diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility in every area of our organization, including programming, education, staffing, board recruitment, and community engagement.

The Count Basie Center is determined to provide an inclusive environment in which all who walk through our doors can do so as their most authentic selves. We firmly believe that everyone of all backgrounds and identities deserves access to experience the enrichment that the arts contribute to a full life.

Please note:

  • All candidates must be authorized to work full-time in the United States.
  • All candidates must apply online by clicking the job application link included with each description.

 


 

Part-time Advertising Salesperson

Position Description

The Count Basie Center for the Arts, in the ever-growing and beautiful downtown Red Bank, New Jersey, is seeking a highly motivated and experienced advertising salesperson to support the organization’s funding goals.

Organizational Background

Founded in 1926, The Count Basie Center for the Arts is New Jersey’s premier center for the cultural arts and its commitment to being a diverse, equitable and inclusive (DEI) performing arts organization is at the core of our mission to Inspire, Educate and Entertain.

As part of that commitment, the Count Basie Center has established a DEI Task Force comprised of board, staff, and community members. Our purpose is to intentionally embrace and amplify positive change toward diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility in every area of our organization, including programming, education, staffing, board recruitment, and community engagement.

The Count Basie Center is determined to provide an inclusive environment in which all who walk through our doors can do so as their most authentic selves. We firmly believe that everyone of all backgrounds and identities deserves access to experience the enrichment that the arts contribute to a full life.

Job Description

Reporting to the Sponsorship Manager, the Advertising Salesperson, will be solely responsible for new business ad sales for the Basie Center’s semiannual Showtime playbill print publication.

Key responsibilities are as follows:

  • Target opportunities for local businesses in Red Bank and surrounding towns to advertise in the Basie Center’s Showtime playbill – distributed to all Basie Center patrons attending the 250+ performances per year in the Hackensack Meridian Health Theatre.
  • Create a list of potential businesses and coordinate with the Sponsorship Manager to ensure that the businesses are not already part of the Basie Center development programs.
  • Work with Sponsorship Manager to create a sales package to present to potential advertisers.
  • Make cold phone calls to businesses to generate sales and set up in-person meetings as needed.
  • Follow-up on phone calls with an informational email containing the sales package.
  • Keep a detailed spreadsheet of contacts and notes for future reference.
  • Work with Sponsorship Manager to create contracts for new advertisers.
  • Maintain relationships with advertisers through the contract and fulfillment process.
  • Weekly sales reports for Sponsorship Manager.

Qualifications

  • Minimum of three (3) years of relevant experience
  • Outgoing, self-starter with excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ideal candidate should reside in or near Monmouth County and be available for in-person meetings with potential advertisers and Development team at the Basie Center in Red Bank.

This is a 20 hour per week, part-time, remote position non-exempt and eligible for The Basie’s 401(k)-retirement plan including company match. Salary is $17 per hour with bonus for exceeding advertising goals.

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Private Instructors / Teaching Artists

The Count Basie Center Academy and Monmouth Conservatory of Music are currently seeking qualified instructors and / or teaching artists for private lessons and group classes. Priority needs are in in the following disciplines:

  • Violin / Viola
  • Piano
  • Vocals

Ideal candidates are responsible for teaching private lessons and group classes to students of all ages and abilities. The ability to teach beginning students is also necessary. Teaching artists and Private Instructors must show organizational skills and an ability to effectively communicate with students, parents and staff.

Qualifications: 

  • Degree in your art form(s), education, or relevant experience
  • At least 2 years of teaching artist experience within a diverse age group and educational and/or studio settings
  • Exceptional knowledge of content in your arts genre
  • Strong communication skills
  • Classroom management skills
  • The ideal candidate is someone who has a passion for arts education and can commit to a consistent schedule
  • Bilingual a plus

This is a part-time, hourly position.  Pay is $40 – $60/hr

Candidates must furnish a complete resume, along with a cover letter summarizing their desire to work for the Basie and the Basie’s Monmouth Conservatory. These materials should describe previous teaching and performing experiences in all art forms, ages and levels, in private or public studios or schools. Candidates should also list experience with English Language Learners or students with special needs

We require that all employees submit to and clear a fingerprint and background check. All candidates must be authorized to work in the United States.

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Bartenders

The Count Basie Center for the Arts is hiring experienced bartenders/servers to work in a fun, fast-paced environment. Shifts are typically evenings from 6pm-10pm Experience in an upscale restaurant or busy nightclub atmosphere is highly desired. Scheduling is flexible.

APPLICATION FORM

 

The Count Basie Center for Arts is an equal opportunity employer which does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, nationality, ancestry, age, sex (including pregnancy), marital status, domestic partnership or civil union status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, atypical hereditary cellular or blood trait, genetic information, liability for military service, and mental or physical disability, perceived disability, AIDS and HIV status or any other legally protected status. This policy applies to all employment actions including, but not limited to, recruitment, selection, training, promotion, transfer, layoff, and termination, and job-related social or recreational programs.