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Job Title: Director of Arts & Ideas

Date Last Updated: 10/26/2014
Job ID #: 11137

Role/Job Category: Other
Organization Name: Jewish Federation of Cincinnati
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Status: Full-Time


Director of Arts & Ideas
Jewish Federation of Cincinnati

The Director of Arts & Ideas is responsible for creating and implementing a wide variety of Jewish and secular cultural programs and classes, family activities, and special events which will have a significant impact on JCC members, the Jewish community, and the community at large.  In addition, the Director of Arts & Ideas supervises one full-time associate and one part-time associate.


  •  Directly responsible for implementing and executing ongoing classes, programs, and events in the areas of cultural arts and Jewish education and interest
  • Arrange for local, national, and international professional entertainment groups and presenters to perform
  • Attract JCC members, as well as the greater community-at-large, to innovative, high quality and diverse programs
  • Develop, implement and supervise all aspects of specific JCC special events
  • Research other special events for consideration in this or future fiscal years that focus on generating revenue and    increasing community outreach and member participation
  • Carry out all program and administrative requirements for the events with assistance from associates
  • Direct supervision of Arts & Ideas Associate and a portion of Director of Jewish Family Life
  • Develop budgets for all program areas and provide continual budget responsibility
  • Assist in the promotion and communication of programs
  • Maintain and submit program records in accordance with the requirements of funding sources
  • Lead and assist in the development of grant requests for projects within cultural arts, as well as, identify and seek out additional sources of program funding through individual and corporate sponsorships
  • Cultivate and maintain relationships with past, present, and future cultural arts donors
  • Manage, create, and work with relevant Mayerson JCC board/lay committees, as requested
  • Develop and maintain professional relationships with area Jewish and non-Jewish agencies
  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 3-5+ years of programming experience, and ability to coordinate special events and programs for all ages, specifically in the areas of arts, culture, and Jewish interest
  • Knowledge of the arts and culture community is required
  • Strong organizational and time management skills and exceptional communication skills required
  • Service-oriented; demonstrates sound judgment and takes initiative

This position description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed.  It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel in the above position.

Desired Education Degree/Level: Bachelor's

Career Level: 2-5 yrs. experience

How To Apply
Contact For Job: JFNA-MCLE-RK
Contact Title: Consultant
Preferred Contact Method: E-mail
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