Integrated Operations Manager: Admin + Tech

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The River Gallery School of Art
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Location: Windham County,
About the Job

Integrated Operations Manager: Admin + Tech

If you are a well-organized, tech-savvy individual who loves people, and you have a passion for supporting the arts, we encourage you to apply. We are looking for a versatile candidate who is technologically adept and also has good interpersonal skills for daily interactions with our community which includes teaching artists, students of all ages and volunteers. This multifaceted position involves overseeing:  office management, website operation and maintenance, graphic design, email marketing and social media.  

Position: Integrated Operations Manager: Admin + Tech

Start Date: December 1st, 2023 or before (with flexible paid training sessions)

Hours: Full time 40 hours per week (five day work schedule including occasional evenings & weekends for Gallery Walk and fundraising events) Paid time off (PTO) to be decided with Executive Director +  Paid Federal holidays. Option for ¼ time remote.

Compensation: Annual salary $40k- 50k,  based on experience

Benefits: Health Insurance Reimbursement + Discounted art classes at RGS as scheduling and enrollment allows.

About Us: The River Gallery School (501c3)  is a caring and lively community-focused art organization that has been enriching the lives of individuals through art and cultural events for almost fifty years. The people that make up the school, including volunteers, teaching artists and students of all ages, contribute to making the atmosphere fun, spontaneous and creative. 

We are seeking a personable, detail-oriented individual with strong computer skills to join our team as the Integrated Operations Manager of Admin + Tech. Reporting directly to the Executive Director, this position offers a unique opportunity to contribute to our mission of providing people of all ages and from diverse backgrounds the opportunity for creative expression through the visual arts.

Vision: River Gallery School of Art is based on the belief that each person has artistic and creative capacities which, when nurtured, will find unique and valuable expression. Through mentoring, the school provides the techniques to develop skills, inviting the possibility for art to become a vital force in one’s life. 

Office Management

  • Serve as the first point of contact for visitors, managing inquiries and facilitating a welcoming environment.
  • Manage scheduling, appointments, and assist in organizing and coordinating classes, events, and art exhibitions.
  • Handle general administrative tasks such as filing, data entry, and record keeping.
  • Manage incoming and outgoing mail and emails.
  • Oversee day-to-day office operations, including maintaining office supplies, equipment, and coordinating maintenance as needed.

Website + Registration Maintenance

  • Manage and maintain ASAP by Vanco Online Student Registration and Enrollment Software database to ensure accurate and up-to-date records.
  • Intranet Management: Maintain and update company Intranet
  • Manage and maintain the organization’s website on WordPress, ensuring it is up-to-date and user-friendly.
  • Update content, graphics, and event information to reflect our current classes, activities and initiatives.

Graphic Design + Media

  • Design visually appealing graphics and promotional materials for digital and print distribution, including brochures and posters. Experience with Adobe Creative Suite is preferred but not not necessary.
  • Create and execute bi-monthly newsletters to engage with our supporters, donors, and community using Mailchimp.
  • Develop and manage email lists, design templates, and track email campaign performance.
  • Create and curate content for social media platforms, including Facebook, Instagram, local blogs + community calendars. 

Technology

  • Maintain and optimize the organization’s technology infrastructure, including hardware, software, and networking. Experience with Airtable is a plus.
  • Provide technical support to staff members, troubleshoot issues, and ensure smooth operation of IT systems.
  • Evaluate and recommend technology solutions to improve productivity and efficiency.

Please submit your resume, a cover letter detailing your relevant experience and skills, and at least two character references to jobs@rivergalleryschool.org with “Integrated Operations Manager: Admin + Tech” in the subject line. Submissions will be accepted until November 30, 2023. 

River Gallery School of Art is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage candidates of all backgrounds to apply and help us continue to inspire and enrich our community through art and creativity.

Employer's Approach to Diversity, Equity, & Belonging

At River Gallery School (RGS) we are committed to fostering an environment where diversity, equity, inclusion, justice, and belonging are woven into the fabric of our community. Our commitment is not static; it's dynamic and ongoing. We embrace continuous learning, self-reflection, and collaboration to ensure that our organization remains committed to building a more inclusive and just world through the transformative power of art.

River Gallery was founded upon the belief that developing a relationship with one’s own creative expression is a key ingredient to wellbeing and happiness, and that the opportunity to make art should be made accessible to everyone. The founders of the school never turned anyone away because of the inability to pay for classes. So, generosity and access quickly became a fundamental building block of the school.

Historically, the Art for Social Change program at RGS has served the greater Brattleboro area by offering free and low cost art programs for low-income residents, people with physical and mental disabilities, at-risk youth, the LGBTQ and BIPOC communities, people in recovery, immigrants resettling in Brattleboro, and transient populations. RGS continues to design and offer art making opportunities in collaboration with local organizations, and provides generous scholarships. As RGS broadens community outreach and service, we are deepening relationships and connecting people across diverse backgrounds and lived experiences. Ultimately, our goal is to create a welcoming environment that supports the diversity of identities and cultures of people in our community.

Diversity: We believe in the strength that diversity brings to our community. We strive to reflect the rich tapestry of backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences that exist in the world. We are dedicated to ensuring that our board of directors, faculty, staff, students, and volunteers represent a wide range of identities, including but not limited to race, ethnicity, gender, age, ability, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, and more. We actively seek out voices that have historically been underrepresented in the arts.

Equity: We are unwavering in our pursuit of equitable access to art education, resources, and opportunities for all individuals, regardless of their background or circumstances. We continuously assess and strive to remove barriers that may hinder participation or progress within our programs and work to provide tailored support to meet the unique needs of each member of our community.

Inclusion: Inclusion is the act of creating a welcoming and respectful environment where every person feels valued, heard, and able to participate fully. We are dedicated to ensuring that all members of our community, from students to teaching artists, to board members, have a voice in shaping our programs and policies. We celebrate the diverse talents, ideas, and perspectives that contribute to our shared artistic journey.

Justice: Our commitment to justice extends beyond our walls and into the broader community. We use our platform to address systemic discrimination within the arts and advocate for a more just and inclusive society. We support initiatives that champion social justice, equality, and access to the arts for all, particularly for marginalized and underserved communities.

Belonging: We aim to create a sense of belonging, where each individual is celebrated for who they are and is encouraged to express themselves and their unique identity through their art. We actively listen, learn, and adapt to create a space where everyone knows they are valued and an integral part of our community.

Strategic Priorities 2024-2026

As part of our 2024 Professional Development Onboarding, staff, board members and students at RGS will begin the process of reviewing our mission statement and crafting a DEIJ statement.

As we build our grant funded, off campus offerings back up to and beyond pre-pandemic levels, we are committed to creating sustainable programs that serve the needs/desires of low-resourced communities in our area.

As the board of directors and staff of teaching artists expands, RGS strives to have the racial make-up of our governing + teaching bodies reflect the diversity of the people we serve. This means recruiting people of color for the board and employing more teaching artists of color by actively searching out connections with communities and organizations of color.

To be genuine in our efforts to provide a voice for all members of our community, RGS must actively seek out input about policies and collect feedback about our classes + programs + administration from all stakeholders through surveys, reviews, discussion and art exhibitions.

Wage or Salary
Annual salary $40k- 50k, based on experience