Join our Team

Sag Harbor Cinema is seeking passionate, professional, and positive individuals to join our team. Sag Harbor Cinema is a non-for profit organization dedicated to rebuilding, maintaining and operating the historic Sag Harbor Cinema for the community.

 

To apply for any open positions detailed below, please email staffing@sagharborcinema.org, provide a cover letter and resume.

— Thank You

Project Manager for “FORGETTING TO REMEMBER"

A Collaboration between Plain Sight Project and Sag Harbor Cinema”

20 hours/week; $35/hour

16-18 months, ending 12/31/23.

Grant-funded position

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In-person; East Hampton and Sag Harbor, NY (with some opportunities for off-site work)

 

Please Submit Resume and Cover Letter by 7/15/22

 

BACKGROUND: The Plain Sight Project (PSP) and Sag Harbor Cinema (SHC) are delighted to be working in partnership on this project. The goal of “Forgetting to Remember” is to advance PSP’s vital work to comprehensively restore the names and stories of enslaved individuals and free people of color to their essential place within our community of Sag Harbor and in American history. Sag Harbor Cinema will use its expertise and reach to help shine a prominent spotlight on PSP’s timely work. The Cinema is pleased to bring its resources–including its new, state-of-the-art film center, unparalleled film expertise, and a built-in audience–to provide a broader platform to PSP’s work. The partnership also helps to advance the Cinema’s new, community-based mission.

The proposed collaboration will include the continuation of research uncovering individuals’ identities; the creation of a documentary film, multi-media website and archival and art exhibition; the writing and initial dissemination of a pilot curriculum; and public convenings. The collaboration will help to build excitement and disseminate information beyond the Long Island’s East End, through developing new audiences and furnishing new ways to learn about this project.

JOB DESCRIPTION: The partners are seeking a Project Manager for this unique and groundbreaking project. All aspects of grant-funded project activities will be managed by this Project Manager. This individual will oversee all components, continually liaising with partners and Working Committee members, managing documentation and adherence to timelines, and preparing internal reports. The partners may seek to extend this position in some form beyond the grant terms, which expires December 31, 2023.

Responsibilities:

Research Management: assigns tasks to hourly researchers and volunteers and maintaining deadlines for in-house research. Writes descriptions of those individuals uncovered through research. Manage timesheets and payments, including researcher travel reimbursement.

Production Assistant for Documentary Film: assists with the administrative and production-related tasks for documentary film portraying PSP’s work. This may include location scouting. After completion of film, create and reach out to potential screeners, including festivals, schools and community locations.

Website Development: works alongside partners and website developer to ensure website components comply with original intent of project and grant. Writes, uploads, and maintains individual descriptions on enslaved people and free people of color and images on website — and edits contributing researchers’ dataset entries for consistency and format. Updates grant-related activities and information on website. Works to help ensure the new website is ready for roll-out.

Exhibition: manages all aspects of exhibition components. Assist in exhibiting curation, artwork and artifacts handling and relevant purchases; creates and implements exhibition checklists to ensure proper and timely set up, month-long maintenance and breakdown. Works in partnership with SHC facility staff to implement and coordinate.

Curriculum Development and Roll-Out: works in partnership with SHC, PSP and curriculum developer to ensure timely creation of quality pilot curriculum. Creates and conducts outreach to list of potential users – including formal/informal education institutions and community groups.

Convenings: manages all details of public convenings for collaborative project, including month-long series of events for Black History Month 2023, and Summer 2023 event. Includes set-up, logistics, program details and printing, ordering and securing materials/supplies, coordinating with Cinema facilities staff. Attends and leads coordination for all project-related events.

Working Committee Management: sets up monthly meetings, prepares reports, leads meetings and provides summaries for monthly Working Committee meetings. Regular communication with Committee members to ensure timely progress on grant activities per timeline.

Financial: Works in partnership with Cinema CFO to maintain all aspects of financial expenditures; works with CFO to update financial spreadsheets; submits invoices to the SHC and PSP for approval; assists in processing receipts and ensuring grant-related payments.

Communication: draft press releases, social media posts and other communication as necessary. Work with Cinema Communications Manager to post regular updates regarding project.

Other duties as assigned.

 

Required Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in history, museum studies, or a related field required.

  • 1-3 years of project management, high-level administrative or non-profit experience or capabilities.

  • Experience managing staff, volunteers, programs, events and budgets.

  • Strong prioritization, multi-tasking and planning skills. Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-changing environment.

  • Excellent verbal and oral communication skills.

  • A genuine curiosity and enthusiasm for learning.

  • A commitment to presenting a diverse group of artists, cultures, and perspectives through “Forgetting to Remember” exhibitions, programs, and special events.

    Helpful to have:

  • Master’s degree.

  • Knowledge of dataset development and public-access interfaces.

  • Working knowledge of Photoshop and InDesign or equivalents.

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SEND RESUMES TO staffing@sagharborcinema.org by 7/15/22. Please include a cover letter and resume.

Director of Development

Reports To: Executive Director, Sag Harbor Cinema Status: Full Time

POSITION SUMMARY:

As Sag Harbor Cinema (SHC) approaches its one-year anniversary, The Director of Development (DoD) will work with an exceptionally dedicated and passionate leadership team as well as an engaged and committed Board of Directors and Advisors. This is a unique opportunity for a strategic and entrepreneurial development professional who brings enthusiasm, creativity, credibility, and passion to the mission.

The DoD is responsible for all areas of SHC fundraising including individual, foundation and corporate gifts, and special events. Working closely with the Executive Director, the DoD will be a thought and project lead in fundraising endeavors. They will advance and implement a strategy to increase support and build a stream of funding sources through the development of individual giving, corporate sponsorships, family engagement, cultural and special events, foundation grants and government support. The successful candidate should possess a track record for major donor cultivation, developing and nurturing relationships with the Board of Directors and key partners. The DoD will craft a compelling case for support through the appreciation of the moving image.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Oversee and manage all aspects of fundraising for SHC.
  • Solicit and steward a portfolio of donors, especially individuals, who have the potential for increased giving to SHC.
  • Identify new donors and create strategies for increased individual support.
  • Create and implement an Annual Giving campaign.
  • Establish a Planned Giving program for individual donors.
  • Develop and grow a corporate sponsorship program.
  • Organize and lead annual fundraising events.
  • Manage donor cultivation events throughout the year.
  • Oversee SHC donor database to ensure that gift recording and acknowledgements are done accurately, efficiently, and in a timely manner.
  • Draft and create donor acknowledgement materials, donor listings, letters, and other relevant development materials as needed.
  • Work with Executive Director to cultivate and engage Board members with the work of SHC, including the production and execution of Board communications.
  • Prepare materials in advance of Development Committee meetings, including an agenda.
  • Work with SHC team members on wealth-screening projects, analyze results and integrate into prospect pipeline.
  • Manage ongoing gift solicitation and stewardship to ensure deadlines for submission of proposals as well as interim reports.
  • Provide timely updates on fundraising status throughout the fiscal year.
  • Ensure weekly reports of gifts are provided to show up-to-date information on tracking against annual fundraising goals.
  • Manage Development budgets, including tracking of expenses and requirements associated with revenue allocation and budgeting.
  • Collaborate with SHC programming colleagues on fundraising potential based on program-related impact.
  • Perform other position-related duties as assigned.

    QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • 5-7 years of progressively responsible fundraising experience in a non-profit organization, arts related is a plus.
  • Excellent writing, analytical and communication skills.
  • Excellent management skills and team building skills.
  • Proven track record in cultivating and soliciting a portfolio of donors.
  • Experience working in a comprehensive development operation.
  • Experience with orchestrating special event fundraisers.
  • Ability to manage, influence and inspire a wide range of stakeholders, both internally and externally.
  • Successful experience working with volunteer leaders, board members and organizational leadership.
  • Familiarity with grant writing, submission, and reporting a plus.
  • Strong strategic, project management, organization, and administrative skills to lead a variety of projects and programs.
  • Ability to perform with calm and grace under pressure in a poised and diplomatic manner.
  • Ability to take initiative and manage multiple projects at one time.
  • This position works at the location in Sag Harbor, New York.

    SALARY & BENEFITS

  • Commensurate with experience.
  • Benefits include sick days, holidays, vacation days and health insurance available.

 

CONTACT

Send Cover Letter, Resume, and References to staffing@sagharborcinema.org

 

It is the policy of the Sag Harbor Cinema Arts Center to provide for and promote equal opportunity employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment without unlawful discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, creed/religion, disability, national origin, sex/gender, sexual orientation, veteran or military service member status, familial status, marital status, domestic violence victim status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, arrest and/or criminal conviction record, or any other category protected by law, unless based upon a bona fide occupational qualification or other exception.

It is the policy of the Sag Harbor Cinema Arts Center to provide for and promote equal opportunity employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment without unlawful discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, creed/religion, disability, national origin, sex/gender, sexual orientation, veteran or military service member status, familial status, marital status, domestic violence victim status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, arrest and/or criminal conviction record, or any other category protected by law, unless based upon a bona fide occupational qualification or other exception.