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DIRECTOR OF MUSIC – Count Basie Center’s Monmouth Conservatory of Music

With a fifty year history as a regional leader in classical music education the Count Basie Center’s Monmouth Conservatory believes that music education enriches both the individual and society. Now, housed in a beautiful new facility in Red Bank, NJ, the rich traditions and high quality of professional instruction continues.  The Conservatory has a broad commitment to lifelong learning and community outreach and understands that studying music benefits persons of all ages and circumstance, and enhances appreciation, and enjoyment of classical performance, while promoting the discipline and focus necessary to succeed. Under the direction of the not for profit Count Basie Center for the Arts, the Conservatory is poised to become a trailblazer in classical music education through a comprehensive curriculum, a robust master class program, extensive performance opportunities and exposure to renowned musicians.

Count Basie Center for the Arts vision for the future is to evolve as a world-class center for arts education, culture, and the performing arts. Our soon to be completed expansion project will allow us potentially to double the number of its performance, educational and cultural offerings, while reaching a wider sector of the community through new partnerships and programs. The Count Basie Center for the Arts board, leadership, management and staff are enthusiastic to realize this vision, which will solidify Monmouth County as a destination for the arts and education, and act as a model for communities across the country.

Overview: Under the direction of the President & CEO and Vice President of Education, the Director of Music will develop a cohesive and collaborative structure for Conservatory programs designed to promote a positive atmosphere of community and to increase the visibility of these programs.  Additionally, he/she will uphold the proud history and mission of Count Basie Center’s Conservatory of Music and elevate its engagement and presence within the region.  Through his/her efforts the Basie’s vision for the future to evolve as a world-class center for arts education, culture, and the performing arts will become a reality.

RESPONSIBILITIES / DUTIES

  • Be committed to expanding opportunities for students of all ages and backgrounds to engage and discover a passion for the arts.
  • Build a faculty renowned for both their professional accomplishments and their teaching ability, and fine tune program offerings to fully engage a wide range of students.
  • Articulate a clear vision for growth of the Conservatory of Music
  • Inspire and lead Conservatory to ensure that students are motivated, challenged, and nurtured and are given the opportunity to develop their creative talents in a positive and innovative environment.
  • Plan a diverse annual program of concerts, recitals, and musical events for students and the community at large including theme development and integration of guest artists, ensembles, and soloists.
  • Meet regularly with all music program heads to explore opportunities for further growth towards achieving a widespread reputation for status of excellence and greater visibility and engagement.
  • Develop arts enrichment residences, assemblies and outreach performances, lecture series, guest artist performances and manage communication and logistics.
  • Encourage and facilitate participation in music competitions at all levels.
  • With Department heads create a cohesive, workable curriculum for all instrumental genres and levels and institute a system for assessing student growth and progress.
  • Work with Basie Development team during the fundraising and grant process.
  • Work with Basie Education Department and Finance Department in developing and adhere to annual budget, including identifying areas for revenue.
  • Represent the Music programs at community events, forums, lecture series, and concerts.
  • Serve as an advocate for Music Education extolling the importance and benefits of a solid music foundation.  Support and promote area public and private school music programs, and create synergies to increase engagement in music education and music program enrollment.
  • Teach intermediate to advanced level classes in his or her genre.
  • Must be available for special events, nights and weekends as needed

QUALIFICATIONS

CANDIDATE SHOULD

  • Have an advanced degree in music education/arts management or comparable work experience.
  • Be well organized with strong leadership abilities.
  • Have excellent interpersonal skills and be confident as a public speaker.
  • Be creative, innovative, and collaborative with key stakeholders, as well as capable of making decisions quickly and effectively.
  • Have an in depth knowledge of classical music and an appreciation for all genres of music
  • Be classically trained at a high caliber and proficient in at least one musical performance area.
  • Have fundraising and event planning experience and be able to increase program revenues while maintaining costs to result in a yearly surplus.
  • Be committed to the mission and vision of the Count Basie Center for the Arts.

Applicants should forward a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to: Jennifer Lee, Education & Outreach Associate / Monmouth Conservatory Administrator at: JLee@thebasie.org

 


 

Security

The Count Basie Center for the Arts is seeking outgoing, service oriented candidates for our Safety & Security Team. Qualified candidates should have at least 3 years of experience in a related field such as EMT, law enforcement, or fire safety. First responders are encouraged to apply. The primary qualities and responsibilities of this position include:

  • Comply with and enforce Count Basie Center’s Audience Code of Conduct, policies, and post orders.
  • Provide a visual deterrence by maintaining high visibility at all times.
  • Encourage and ensure guest safety and a positive experience through proactive personal intervention to resolve altercations or grievances.
  • Safeguard against theft and property damage.
  • Conduct detailed observation of people and property within area of responsibility.
  • Respond to all safety and security calls in a timely and professional manner.
  • Ability to adapt positively to frequently changing, fluid situations without the loss of efficiency or composure
  • Ability to stand for 4+ hours
  • Ability to lift 50lbs

This is a part-time, hourly position. Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to info@thebasie.org. No phone calls please.

 


 

Education Associate  

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 individual to support the organization’s education efforts. This opportunity comes at a time of unparalleled growth for the Basie Center, as it is in the midst of an exciting, $27 million capital expansion to transform the historic theater into a city block-long creative campus.

The Count Basie Center’s Education Department administers a Performing Arts Academy of tuition based classes and workshops on site as well as an increasing number of outreach and professional development programs with the local schools in the region.

Under the direction of the Vice President of Education and the general direction of the Director of Education, the Education Associate will be a full-time position, split between support of the growing Count Basie Center Department of Education and teaching education & outreach classes. The candidate selected for this position will be involved with the administrative support of performing arts programs, the Basie’s Monmouth Conservatory, and will demonstrate a can-do attitude with a passion for arts and arts education.

REQUIREMENTS & SKILLS:

  • Bachelor Degree required
  • Professional background in one of the following areas a plus: Education, Arts, Arts Administration, Communications
  • The ideal candidate will have previous Teaching Artist experience, and a background/experience in the field of education and/or arts administration
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to work with staff at all levels, and interact with patrons, students, teachers, and parents
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with a high emphasis on customer service
  • Detail oriented, self-starter, with strong organizational and time management skills with the ability to multi-task and perform job responsibilities with minimal supervision
  • Must be a team player and be able to work in a fast-paced environment and across departments
  • Strong skills in database management and all Microsoft Office Suite products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook)
  • Strong work ethic, creative and proactive thinking and a positive attitude are a plus

The key responsibilities of the Education Associate position are as follows:

  • Be the advance person for Basie’s Monmouth Conservatory, taking registrations, assigning classrooms, and supporting the teaching staff and director as needed.
  • Teach relevant and applicable Performing Arts Academy classes/camps, and select outreach classes for existing Basie programs
  • Learn all administrative duties performed by the Education Assistant (supporting the registration process and software, managing calendars and class schedules, classroom set up and interfacing with parents and students).
  • Take on major administration role and assisting in larger performance programs (i.e. Summer Opera, Junior Productions, etc.)
  • As a member of the Education Department, assist as required during theatre events such as the Basie Awards, Teen + College Film Fest, performing arts classes, performances and showcases and more.
  • Must be available for special events, nights and weekends as needed
  • Other duties as assigned.

Applicants should forward a cover letter, resume, salary requirements, and list of references to: Samantha Giustiniani, Director of Education & Outreach at: SGiustiniani@thebasie.org.

We will only contact candidates being considered for interviews. No phone calls please.

 


 

Membership Manager

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 Membership Manager to support the organization’s development efforts. This opportunity comes at a time of unparalleled growth for the Basie Center, as it is in the midst of an exciting, $27 million capital expansion to transform the historic theater into a city block-long creative campus.

Job Description

Reporting to the Vice President of Development, the Membership Manager is responsible for directing membership acquisition and retention operations, including the development of membership campaigns, member benefits and fulfilment, and member exclusive events. The Membership Manager also oversees the annual giving campaigns, including a highly successful Giving Tuesday campaign.

Key responsibilities are as follows:

  • Increase the size and retention of the organization’s membership program by developing and implementing strategic growth plans, managing the annual renewal process, and engaging members in annual giving
  • Increase membership revenue by developing new categories of membership, managing and growing membership benefits, and analyzing and recommending revisions to the existing program structure
  • Forecast membership revenue and work with the Vice President of Development to prepare the annual goals and budget
  • Maintain the development/donor database and use it for membership analysis and statistical reporting
  • Collaborate with the Marketing Department and others key staff members to develop membership materials and other collateral
  • Provide superior customer service and support for the membership base, including the growing Distinguished Guest program
  • Manage the full-time development associate and VIP lounge welcome staff
  • Work some evenings in order to cultivate members
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field
  • Three or more years of non-profit development or related field experience; experience working in membership a plus
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with a high emphasis on customer service
  • Team player with proven ability to manage and motivate staff
  • Advanced computer skills, proficiency with the Microsoft Office Suite, and substantial database experience, TicketMaster experience a plus
  • Detail oriented, self-starter, with strong organizational and time management skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to work with staff at all levels, interact with donors

Applicants should forward a cover letter, resume, salary requirements, and list of references to: Ann Marie Keenan, Human Resources Director, at akeenan@thebasie.org.

 


 

Assistant House Manager

The Count Basie Center for the Arts is seeking a part-time Assistant House Manager.

The Assistant House Manager reports directly to the House Manager and is responsible for supporting all aspects of Front of House operations for our campus. This individual should possess superior customer service skills, with the ability to independently make quick decisions under pressure in a fast-paced environment and to be able to communicate concisely and effectively with both our patron base and our Front of House team. We are looking for someone outgoing, responsible, self-sufficient, meticulous, diligent, respectful, and savvy to fill this role, with demonstrated leadership abilities and experience in de-escalation and conflict resolution. Qualified candidates must be comfortable working with a diverse range of personalities and with the general public.

Responsibilities:

  • Providing professional and courteous customer service for our campus, handling patron inquiries and addressing any issues as they occur during an event, while ensuring the safety and comfort of all visiting patrons.
  • Working in tandem with the Box Office for all ticketing conflicts, such as double-seatings or invalid ticket scans.
  • Overseeing the completion of all pre-show duties, including the distribution of programs and facility preparations.
  • Supervising the usher staff during performances, ensuring that they follow all Front-of-House policies and procedures, providing direction and training as necessary.
  • Helping to coordinate VIP and Meet & Greet events, including staffing check-in tables, distributing merchandise, and supervising activities.
  • Assuming the responsibilities of the House Managers when they are not present, including compiling information and details about each performance into a report and completing payroll for each shift.

Requirements:

  • High school diploma or beyond, or equivalent education.
  • Two to five years of direct customer service experience, preferably in the performing arts or hospitality industries.
  • Strong communication, problem-solving, & time management skills. Must be able to think on your feet and work under pressure.
  • Experience dealing with a wide variety of people & personalities.
  • Computer literacy required. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, specifically Microsoft Excel & Word, as well as Google Docs.
  • Availability during non-traditional hours; mostly evenings and weekends.
  • Able to stand during work shifts. Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs, if needed.
  • Familiarity with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and its guidelines for compliance.
  • CPR and/or First Aid certification preferred.

Interested and qualified candidates should send their resumes to: akeenan@thebasie.org. We will only contact candidates being considered for interviews. No phone calls please.

 


 

Part-Time Piano Instructor – Monmouth Conservatory

The historic Count Basie Center for the Arts in Red Bank, NJ is seeking a part time Piano Instructor to work at its renowned Monmouth Conservatory.

This ideal candidate is responsible for teaching private lessons in piano to students of all ages and abilities. The ability to teach piano to beginning students is necessary. This individual must show organizational skills and an ability to effectively communicate with students and staff.

The candidate will teach private lessons while incorporating elements of music theory, aural skills, practical technique, ear training, instrumental technique, and interpretation; work with administration on lesson scheduling, and attend scheduled staff meetings.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in music education or performance or equivalent experience. We require that all employees submit to and clear a fingerprint and background check.

This is a part-time, hourly position and does not provide benefits. Pay is commensurate with experience.

Candidates must furnish a complete resume, along with a cover letter summarizing their desire to work for the Basie and the famed 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.

Please submit materials to conservatory@thebasie.org. No phone calls, please — candidates whose experience meets our needs will be contacted directly.

The Count Basie Center for the Arts is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. The Count Basie Center for the Arts is an equal opportunity employer which does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual or affectational preference, gender identity or expression, religion, creed, ancestry or national origin, citizenship, age, disability, marital or domestic status, veteran status, atypical hereditary cellular or blood trait, 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.

 


 

Part-Time Violin / Viola Instructor – Monmouth Conservatory

The historic Count Basie Center for the Arts in Red Bank, NJ is seeking a part time Violin / Viola Instructor to work at its renowned Monmouth Conservatory.

This ideal candidate is responsible for teaching private lessons in violin/viola to students of all ages and abilities. The ability to teach violin and viola to beginning students is necessary. This individual must show organizational skills and an ability to effectively communicate with students and staff.

The candidate will teach private violin/viola lessons while incorporating elements of music theory, aural skills, practical technique, ear training, instrumental technique, and interpretation; assist students during ensemble rehearsals; work with administration on lesson scheduling and attend scheduled staff meetings. Knowledge of either Suzuki Method or Dalcroze Eurythmics a plus.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in music education or performance or equivalent experience. We require that all employees submit to and clear a fingerprint and background check.

This is a part-time, hourly position and does not provide benefits. Pay is commensurate with experience.

Candidates must furnish a complete resume, along with a cover letter summarizing their desire to work for the Basie and the famed 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.

Please submit materials to education@thebasie.org. No phone calls, please — candidates whose experience meets our needs will be contacted directly.

The Count Basie Center for the Arts is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. The Count Basie Center for the Arts is an equal opportunity employer which does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual or affectational preference, gender identity or expression, religion, creed, ancestry or national origin, citizenship, age, disability, marital or domestic status, veteran status, atypical hereditary cellular or blood trait, 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.

 


 

Part-Time Cello Instructor – Monmouth Conservatory

The historic Count Basie Center for the Arts in Red Bank, NJ is seeking a part time Cello Instructor to work at its renowned Monmouth Conservatory.

This ideal candidate is responsible for teaching private lessons in cello to students of all ages and abilities. The ability to teach cello to beginning students is necessary. This individual must show organizational skills and an ability to effectively communicate with students and staff.

The candidate will teach private cello lessons while incorporating elements of music theory, aural skills, practical technique, ear training, instrumental technique, and interpretation; assist students during ensemble rehearsals; work with administration on lesson scheduling and attend scheduled staff meetings. Knowledge of either Suzuki Method or Dalcroze Eurythmics a plus

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in music education or performance or equivalent experience. We require that all employees submit to and clear a fingerprint and background check.
This is a part-time, hourly position and does not provide benefits. Pay is commensurate with experience.

Candidates must furnish a complete resume, along with a cover letter summarizing their desire to work for the Basie and the famed 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.

Please submit materials to education@thebasie.org. No phone calls, please — candidates whose experience meets our needs will be contacted directly.

The Count Basie Center for the Arts is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. The Count Basie Center for the Arts is an equal opportunity employer which does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual or affectational preference, gender identity or expression, religion, creed, ancestry or national origin, citizenship, age, disability, marital or domestic status, veteran status, atypical hereditary cellular or blood trait, 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.

 


 

Teaching Artists (Part Time)

The Count Basie Center for the Arts Education and Outreach program is currently seeking qualified and versatile teaching artists to join an our expanding programs, plus an initiative for the 2019-2020 school year serving Monmouth and Ocean County students. At this time, targeted grades are 4th through 8th.

We seek candidates specializing in various genres, including but not limited to dance, hip-hop, cultural dance forms, creative dance and movement,  poetry, acting, improv, voice and speech, creative drama, reader’s theater, musical theater, vocal, choir and instrumental instruction, drumming, Capoeira, Zumba and more.

Qualifications:

  • Degree in your art form(s) preferred but not required
  • At least 2 years of teaching artist experience within a diverse age group and educational 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 is able to commit to the duration of a program (September – June) while maintaining a consistent schedule.

Compensation: Compensation is commensurate with experience.

Application should include the following:

  • Complete resume
  • Cover letter summarizing your desire to work for Count Basie Center for the Arts’ Education & Outreach Program and reflecting on your personal philosophy and approach to teaching the arts. Be sure to include any additional skills you may have that would contribute to your craft.
  • Narrative describing your teaching experience. Please include all art forms, ages and level, in-school and/or at private dance studios, as well as any experience you have had with English Language
  • Learners or with Students with Special Needs
  • Optional sample lesson plan or narrative on how to successful engage through curriculum or relating to arts integration or core curriculum.
  • Your availability for the 2019-2020 school year.

No phone calls please. Only candidates considered for an interview will be contacted. Teaching Artists called in for interviews will be asked to prepare and conduct a sample lesson.

Interested and qualified candidates should send their resumes to ylamb@thebasie.org.

 


 

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.