Jobs and Volunteer opportunities
2018 Audubon Arts Staff (Summer)
Grantwriter (contractual, part-time)
Neighborhood Music School, a community arts school located in downtown New Haven, is currently seeking a part-time contractual Grantwriter to assist with grant preparation, submission, tracking and reporting for government, corporate and foundation funders. This position reports to the Director of Philanthropic Partnerships and works collaboratively with the Director of Programs and other staff to develop funding proposals.
- Prepare letters of intent, grant proposals; narrative sections of government funding applications and funder reports.
- Maintain a strong working knowledge of available funding opportunities, develop both new and existing relationships and conduct prospect research.
- Oversee master grants calendar, track grant deadlines and maintain development electronic and paper files.
- Develop and maintain a strong working knowledge of the work of Neighborhood Music School and its mission and programs.
- B.A. or B.S. required
- Minimum of three years of successful grantwriting experience in a nonprofit environment, with a proven record of securing grants from varied sources
- Outstanding research, writing, editing and oral communications skills
- Strong attention to detail and ability to work under tight deadlines
- Outstanding time management and project management skills
- Ability to work independently and collaboratively
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office; familiarity with Raiser’s Edge a plus
- Proficiency in the use of standard foundation research and online submission tools
- Familiarity with local and regional non-profit funders preferred
Send resume and writing samples to Crystal Neuhauser, Director of Philanthropic Partnerships, at email@example.com
Help NMS staff with administrative duties, including answering phones and sitting at the front desk, as well as with occasional organizational projects such as filing paperwork, archiving photographs and conducting research.
NMS Ambassadors are enthusiastic and knowledgeable representatives of NMS who help out at community, as well as in-house, events, including festivals, concerts and fundraisers. Ambassadors help facilitate these events, as well as act as liaisons to the school by promoting our programming, answering questions and distributing promotional materials. Ambassadors must be committed to NMS’s mission, and training is required.
These integral volunteers help set up before, and clean up after NMS recitals, concerts and other in-house events. Light physical work – such as lifting chairs and setting up portable tables – is required.
While these are our primary needs, other volunteer opportunities come up from time to time. If you have a special skill or expertise, don’t hesitate to let us know!
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if interested in volunteering.
We are always on the lookout for talented and dedicated instrumentalists, vocalists, and dancers to join our exceptional faculty! If you are passionate about teaching, please send your CV/resume, along with a cover letter detailing your teaching interests and expertise to email@example.com. Tell us what you value, and why you feel you might be a good fit for NMS. We look forward to hearing from you!