12.0341 Benton/NEA job

Humanist Discussion Group (humanist@kcl.ac.uk)
Fri, 15 Jan 1999 18:52:57 +0000 (BST)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 12, No. 341.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

Date: Thu, 14 Jan 1999 13:53:29 -0500
From: David Green <david@ninch.org>
Subject: JOB: Benton/NEA "Open Studio" Project Manager

January 14, 1999

>X->Date: Thu, 14 Jan 1999 12:43:17 -0500
>To: David Green <david@ninch.org>
>From: Anne Green <annieg@benton.org>
Project Manager
Open Studio: The Arts Online

The Benton Foundation is a nonprofit philanthropic organization that works
to realize the social benefits made possible by the public interest use of
communications. A partnership between Benton and the National Endowment
for the Arts, Open Studio: The Arts Online is a network of art and
technology sites nationwide that serves as a laboratory to create tools and
techniques for arts and cultural organizations as they prepare for the
networked environment of the next century. The Benton Foundation seeks an
individual to plan and manage all aspects of Open Studio, including
partnership relations with the National Endowment for the Arts, team time
management, all outreach and education activities, developing and
monitoring of project budgets, contracts, and vendor relationships. The
Open Studio Project Manager reports to the Director of Grantmaking

Responsibilities include:

Supervising all project activities, including coordination of Open Studio
sites nationwide, and editorial and conceptual oversight of all Open Studio
online and print publications, including project=EDs national Web site;

Acting as primary project liaison of project with the project=EDs national
advisory group and representing the project and foundation at national
conferences and other related meetings;

Managing all aspects of the proposal process, including a timeline for
funding cycles, RFP=EDs and final report worksheets, and reports of funding
allocations for publication;

Developing future directions of project based on needs of participating
sites, programmatic lessons learned during its initial phases, and other
factors, such as the ever-changing landscape of networked technology, and
potential partnership opportunities;

Preparing and monitoring various budgets, creating timelines, and
initiating and supervising vendor contracts;

Working with Director of Grantmaking Programs in both local and national
fundraising and outreach activities for project, and;

Acting as primary liaison with other Benton programs to exchange
information regarding project activities.

Education, Skills, and Qualifications
BA required as well as interest in arts and/or technology.=DD Candidates
should have at least five years of project management background,
preferably in the arts, with experience managing contracts, budgets, and
staff. Familiarity with arts institutions is highly desirable, including
nonprofit sustainability issues and how the nonprofit arts community has
adopted network technology. Knowledge about computer-based information and
communications technology in a public service context is required. She or
he should also have a demonstrated ability to delegate work and have strong
writing and communication skills. Candidate should also have excellent
organizational skills and attention to detail. Also required: general
administrative and office skills, experience with word processing and
accounting programs such as MS Word, Excel and Access, Internet experience
and ability to use email and PowerPoint. Background with relational
databases preferred.

We offer a competitive, negotiated salary, commensurate with experience.
Excellent benefits, including employer paid health and dental insurance,
four weeks vacation a year, 403(b) plan, and opportunities for professional

Send or fax resume, cover letter, related work products, and salary
requirements to Open Studio Search, Benton Foundation, 1634 Eye Street NW,
11th Floor, Washington DC 20006. Fax: 202-638-5771. Email:
monica@benton.org; put Open Studio Search in subject line. No phone calls,

The Benton Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.

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