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Founded in 1926, The Count Basie Center for the Arts is New Jersey’s premier center for the cultural arts, dedicated to fostering powerful, inclusive artistic experiences and creative exchange of ideas.

The Basie mission is to inspire, educate and entertain through its distinct and engaging cultural and artistic offerings that reflect the diversity of the region. As a nonprofit organization, the Basie is committed to enriching the community’s quality of life by generating opportunities for participation in the arts, partnering with schools, collaborating with other mission-based organizations, and driving regional economic prosperity.

At the Count Basie Center for the Arts, we have a clear vision: to be the place where a diverse mix of talented people want to come, to stay and do their best work. Our continued pledge to deepen our commitment to cultural competency, racial equity and social inclusion is at the heart of our mission as a nonprofit.

The Count Basie Center currently requires its employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, or be subject to weekly, self-obtained PCR testing.

 


 

Production Assistant
The Vogel

Job Description

Reporting to the Production Manager, the Production Assistant will support the Production Manager in all aspects of event production and technical operations for the event from start to finish. The ability to work as part of a team is critical for this position.

Key responsibilities are as follows:

  • Works directly with the Production Manager to execute specific show requirements.
  • Ensure that artists and touring production crews have required items needed to perform, specific to production.
  • Assists in set up of backline, audio, lighting, and video gear, set pieces, and any additional production element relevant to live event production.
  • Communicate with the security department to ensure the safety and security of the venue and its patrons.
  • Help to ensure shows run smoothly and on time, and ensure a safe working environment for all crew and touring personnel.
  • Anticipate the needs of touring and house Production teams.
  • Assist with all aspects of production from load-in to load out.
  • Make quick drives to buy or deliver items for touring and house production as needed.
  • Help shop, set up, and maintain artist Hospitality.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • High School diploma with equivalent related work experience or Bachelor’s degree.
  • Prior experience in live event production.
  • Above average time management and multi-tasking skills.
  • Ability to work with a team through challenging situations & long days.
  • Proficient with MS Office (Word, Excel).
  • Strong organizational skills/attention to detail/problem solving skills.
  • Must work well under pressure and be even-tempered.
  • Must be available to work weekdays.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and a reliable vehicle.
  • Must be able to lift 75lbs.
  • Work in an environment with moderate to loud noise level.

Applicants should forward a cover letter, resume, salary requirements, and list of references to: Ann Marie Keenan, Human Resources Director, at akeenan@thebasie.org. No phone calls, please.

 


 

Lighting Designer
The Vogel

Job Description

Reporting to the Production Manager, the Lighting Designer will be responsible for all aspects of lighting/video operations for the event from start to finish. The ability to work as part of a team is critical for this position.

Key responsibilities are as follows:

  • Performs the load-in and load-out of band and rental equipment
  • Set up and break-down of band and event equipment
  • Focus and lighting adjustments to artist or event specifications
  • Lighting Control Boards operation & programming
  • Maintenance and repair of lighting equipment
  • Assist with Production throughout the house as needed
  • Accommodate artist/ event A/V requirements
  • Responsible for safe and consistent operation of lighting
  • If necessary, assist Production Manager with the technical advance specific to lighting
  • Ensure proper care and handling of all in house and rental lighting & A/V equipment
  • Interact with visiting production crews to ensure a successful show
  • Distribute or create lighting plot plans
  • Oversee and operate systems pertaining to lighting throughout the entire event
  • Ensure special events lighting needs are scheduled and met
  • Operate, maintain and set up video/projection systems
  • Assist audio crew with stands, microphones, cables, etc.
  • Assist with any Special Events operations
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Minimum of 3 years Production experience.
  • Experience in stage lighting, pro audio systems and basic video systems.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Proficiency with all Microsoft applications
  • Must possess superior interpersonal communication and organizational skills.
  • High School diploma / Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Must be able to lift up to 75lbs
  • Work in an environment with moderate to loud noise level and extreme lighting changes strobes & moving lights
  • Must be extremely flexible to work long hours, nights, weekends and holidays

Applicants should forward a cover letter, resume, salary requirements, and list of references to: Ann Marie Keenan, Human Resources Director, at akeenan@thebasie.org. No phone calls, please.

 


 

Audio Engineer
The Vogel

Job Description:

Reporting to the Production Manager, the Audio Engineer will be responsible for all aspects of audio operations for the event from start to finish. The ability to work as part of a team is critical for this position.

Key responsibilities are as follows:

  • Provide world-class audio reinforcement for live events.
  • Performs the load-in & load out of band equipment and rental equipment when necessary
  • Set up and break down all audio equipment necessary for the event production
  • Cabling and patching of microphones, DIs, and assisting with backline set-up if needed
  • Providing a professional mix to patrons in attendance as FOH Engineer or the artist on stage as Monitor Engineer if needed on any given production
  • Knowledge and proficiency in various analog/digital mixing consoles in order to mix effectively
  • Work with visiting audio staff in a house system-tech capacity when needed
  • Responsible for maintenance and repair of audio equipment throughout the venue, including preventative maintenance and proper system protection
  • If necessary, assist the Production Manager with technical advance specific to audio
  • Interact with visiting production crew to ensure a successful show by using strong interpersonal skills
  • Oversee and operate systems pertaining to audio throughout the entire venue
  • Ensure Special Events audio needs are implemented and executed with the utmost professional attitude
  • Works with Production Manager to help maintain a relationship with local & national audio vendors
  • Assist touring crew with providing house stands, microphones, cables, etc.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Minimum of 3 years audio experience, having mixed in either a FOH or monitor engineer role
  • Experience in operating, maintaining and repairing professional audio systems
  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously
  • Must possess superior interpersonal communication and organizational skills.
  • High School diploma / Preferred college degree
  • Strong technical/computer skills (Microsoft, Apple, A/V software)
  • Basic to advanced understanding of production, electricity and power management
  • Highly skilled in audio systems management including expertise in various processing/system management software
  • Proficiency in radio frequency analysis and management
  • Must be able to lift 75lbs
  • Work in an environment with moderate to loud noise level
  • Must be extremely flexible to work long hours, nights, weekends and holidays

Applicants should forward a cover letter, resume, salary requirements, and list of references to: Ann Marie Keenan, Human Resources Director, at akeenan@thebasie.org. No phone calls, please.

 


 

Development Manager

The Count Basie Center for the Arts, in the ever-growing and beautiful downtown Red Bank, New Jersey, is seeking a highly motivated experienced Development Manager to support the organization’s development efforts.

Job Description

Reporting to the Senior Director of Development, the Development Manager will grow an understanding of our prospective donor pool and holds an important role within the Development department.  The candidate will help to plan and implement a strategy to increase our donor base through research, networking, meetings and conversations with present, past and future supporters within the $100-$1,000 contribution level.  S/he will support the Event Planner by organizing, facilitating and closing asks for special events including but not limited to: Annual golf outing, Annual Gala, Annual Winter event.  The ideal candidate is responsible for an evolving and fluid portfolio of 75-125 donors and prospects.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Raise funds for the Count Basie Center for the Arts through events, meetings, networking, one-to-one conversations. Meet donors and prospective donors regularly and aim to surpass fundraising targets.
  • Research potential donors to gain insight into needs, beliefs, donation habits to understand how to position our organization to them.
  • Serve as the primary relationship manager for your portfolio of prospects and donors, developing and implementing a written donor strategy and relationship record in CRM of all interactions and updating donor contact information as needed.
  • Communicate with your portfolio through face-to-face cultivation, solicitation and stewardship meetings.
  • Take members of portfolio through MOVES management process in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Develop solicitation strategies for donors/prospects in support of the Basie Center’s membership program, special events, planned giving, sponsorship, endowment fund to ensure growth and strategies are compatible to maximize opportunities with existing appeals.
  • Assist in brainstorming and creating new methods to raise funds for our organization.
  • Leverage technology and social media, where appropriate to improve fundraising activities.
  • Lead the fundraising effort for special events by creating lists of potential donors and past donors, assigning calls, making calls and follow-up as needed to ensure the success of the events.
    • Collaborate with Marketing department and Event Planner to create invitations, marketing materials and ancillary event materials for special events.
    • Work with Event Planner to obtain guest names, donations, auction donations, etc.
    • Be available for fundraising events and lead the registration and auction process with direction from the Event Planner.
    • With Event Planner, create and track budgets for each event.
    • Analyze the performance of special events and other fundraising activities for effectiveness and to identify areas of opportunity to save money and increase the net raised.
    • Be available to attend Basie Center performances and network with donors in the VIP lounges.
  • Maintain complete and orderly records of donors and communication with donors.
  • Meet regularly with Senior Director of Development to review portfolio, event fundraising status, prospect research, etc.
  • Build upon existing donor relationships and form new donor relationships on a regular basis.
  • Work with Director of Membership and Institutional Giving to create a strategy to increase membership at all levels and promote increased giving by individual members.
  • Provide Basie Center leadership with detailed analysis reporting and recommendations on portfolio, events and prospective donors.
  • Collaborate with other organizations and groups within the community to build partnerships and enhance fundraising activities.
  • Responsible for data entry of donations from portfolio and special events, creating and generating acknowledgement letters and receipts for credit card donations.
  • All other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience in development.
  • 2-5 years’ experience in not-for-profit fundraising.
  • Exemplary communication and writing skills and poised personality.
  • Willingness to be hands-on in a role that is demanding and requires a high level of energy and professionalism.
  • Ability to work within a small team of development professionals and support each other to meet and exceed goals.
  • Excellent organizational abilities and attention to detail.
  • Ability to prioritize workload and multi-task to complete assignments with many deadlines and competing priorities.
  • Knowledge of CRM data management required.
  • Knowledge of MOVES Management preferred
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office required.

This is a full-time, exempt position and eligible for the Basie’s competitive benefits package that includes paid time off (personal, sick and vacation), insurance (health, dental, vision, life, long and short-term disability) and a 401(k)-retirement plan. The salary range is $50,000 – $60,000.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume and salary requirements toAnn Marie Keenan, Human Resources Director, at akeenan@thebasie.org. No phone calls please.

 


 

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. Send resumes and at least three references from previous employers to info@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.

 


 

Box Office Representatives

The Count Basie Center for the Arts is seeking a motivated, professional, customer service oriented box office sales representative. A box office sales representative is on the front lines for the Count Basie Center — a resource of knowledge for upcoming performances, programs, special events, and an expert in customer service. This is a part-time position and hours will vary based on the venue’s schedule. Box office representatives must be able to work days, evenings, and weekends.

Qualifications: Excellent communication and customer service skills, computer knowledge, and a pleasant phone manner. Previous box office or ticketing software experience is a plus. This is a part time, hourly position.

Interested and qualified candidates should send a cover letter and resume to: info@thebasie.org

 


 

Part-Time Piano/ Violin / Cello Instructors – Monmouth Conservatory

The historic Count Basie Center for the Arts in Red Bank, NJ is seeking multiple part-time music instructors in areas of Piano/Violin/Cello to work at its renowned Monmouth Conservatory.

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

The candidate will teach private or group instrumental lessons while incorporating elements of music theory, instrumental technique, and prepare students for music festivals as well as competitions. The candidate will assist students during ensemble rehearsals; work with administration on lesson scheduling and attend scheduled staff meetings.  Prior experience in the Suzuki Method or Dalcroze Eurythmics is preferred.

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 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.

 


 

Teaching Artists

The Count Basie Center for the Arts Education program is currently seeking qualified and versatile teaching artists to join our expanding programs.

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, and more.

Qualifications:

  • Degree in your art form(s) or relevant experience
  • 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 can commit to a consistent schedule.
  • Experience in creative and arts-based pedagogy and practices and/or arts integration
  • Knowledge of and experience with NJ Student Learning Standards, National Core Arts Standards and/or experience with social emotional learning framework(s)
  • Experience in Anti-Racist Education, Restorative Justice, and/or culturally responsive pedagogy a desirable
  • Bilingual a plus

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 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 studios.
  • Optional sample lesson plan or narrative on how to successful engage through curriculum or relating to arts enhancement / integration.

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 sgiustiniani@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.