Workshop/Audition 2019 – RMSSTA

After a hiatus last year, Rocky Mountain Summer Stock Theatre Auditions is back for 2019! We just opened up registration for RMSSTA 2019 and you can register through our website:  www.uvu.edu/rmssta.  It will be happening again at Utah Valley University in Orem, UT on Saturday, February 9, 2019 in the brand spanking new Noorda Center for the Performing Arts.

Students will have the chance to audition for multiple companies all on the same day.  Companies who have attended RMSSTA in the past include Brigham’s Playhouse, Carriage House Theatre, Jackson Hole Playhouse, Jake’s Chaparral, Lagoon Corporation, Lyric Repertory Company, Mack’s Inn Playhouse, Missoula Children’s Theatre, Pickleville Playhouse, Pinecone Playhouse, Post Playhouse, So. Colo. Repertory Theatre, Starlight Mountain Theatre, Summer Rep Theatre Festival, Sundance Summer Theatre, Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theatre, and Tuacahn.

Actors will still audition one by one for all of the companies in the brand new Smith Theatre in the Noorda Center for the Performing Arts at UVU.  Actors planning on singing for their audition will be scheduled all together at the beginning of the day with non-singing actors scheduled for later in the day.  Companies will identify which actors they would like to see in a callback.  Actors will then schedule a time to meet with a company representative in their dedicated classroom at UVU.  Call backs will happen during the later afternoon and evening in each company’s callback space.  Companies may decide to call back actors to see them dance.  We’ll have a group dance callback later on in the afternoon. Actors can choose between a mover’s combo, an advanced dancer’s routine, and a tap routine.  The individual auditions and the dance call backs will be filmed and made available to companies immediately online and later on DVD.

Production personnel can also find work at RMSSTA.  We’ll post tech positions from each of the companies and then interested students can sign up for a time slot during their call back time in the company’s classroom.  During their appointment, students stop by for a quick interview and to give the company their resume.

The cost for all of this is only $35 for each student if they register by January 20th.  Then the price jumps to $45 until January 30th, when registration closes.  All in all, it’s a phenomenal deal, compared to the Midwest Theatre Auditions at $50 and the South Eastern Theatre Conference at more than $170.  I hope you’ll encourage your students to come and make this year’s RMSSTA even bigger and better than last year’s.  Your students can register through our website: www.uvu.edu/rmssta.

If you have any questions about the audition, please don’t hesitate to contact Isaac Walters, UVU School of the Arts at the following contact opportunities: 1) 801-863-8434 or 2) isaac.walters@uvu.edu.

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Workshop 2018: Stressed, But Happy

Between school, sleep and social life, it’s easy to feel like your world is spiraling out of control in a monotonous run-on of activities and to-do’s. Feeling stress is inevitable, but do you have to be miserable while you’re stressed? Join Hank Smith in his lecture on the importance of maintaining balance.

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National Gallery of Art: Visiting Senior Fellowship Program (2019-2020)

The Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts announces its program fro senior fellowships. Fellowships are for full-time research, and scholars are expected to reside in Washington and to participate in the activities of the Center throughout the fellowship period. Lectures, colloquia, and informal discussions complement the fellowship program. Each senior fellow is provided with a study. In addition, visiting senior fellows who relocate to Washington are provided with housing in apartments near the Gallery, subject to availability.

One Paul Mellon and Ailsa Mellon Bruce Senior Fellowships are intended to support research in the history, theory, and criticism of the visual arts (painting, sculpture, architecture, landscape architecture, urbanism, prints and drawings, film, photography, decorative arts, industrial design, and other arts) of any geographical area and of any area. The Samuel H. Kress Senior Fellowships are intended to support research on European art before the early nineteenth century. The William C. Seitz Senior Fellowship is primarily intended to support research on modern and contemporary art. Visiting senior fellowship application are also solicited from scholars in other disciplines who work examines artifacts or has implications for the analysis and criticism of form.

Visiting senior fellowships are intended for those who have held the PhD for 5+ years or more at the time of application, or who possess an equivalent record of professional accomplishment. Individuals currently affiliated with the National Gallery of Art are not eligible for the visiting senior fellowship program.

The Center awards up to twelve short-term (up to 60 days) Paul Mellon and Ailsa Mellon Bruce Visiting Senior Fellowships annually. Stipends for 2-month fellowships range from $7,000 to $8,000, depending on relocation requirements; in addition, fellows receive housing, as available.

Applications: Candidates for the visiting senior fellowships program must submit an online application that includes a proposal and a copy of one article or chapter from books, to be submitted on or before the application deadline. Two letters of recommendation are required. Visiting senior fellows may receive awards in three consecutive years but thereafter must wait three years before reapplying to the Center. Individuals may not apply for other Center fellowships while an application is pending or once a fellowship has been awarded. Visiting senior fellowships may not be postponed or renewed.

Award Period: March 1 – August 15, 2019
Deadline: September 21, 2018

Award Period: September 1, 2019 – February 29, 2020
Deadline: March 21, 2019

National Gallery of Art: Senior Fellowship Program (2019-2020)

The Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts announces its program fro senior fellowships. Fellowships are for full-time research, and scholars are expected to reside in Washington and to participate in the activities of the Center throughout the fellowship period. Lectures, colloquia, and informal discussions complement the fellowship program. Each senior fellow is provided with a study. In addition, senior fellows who relocate to Washington are provided with housing in apartments near the Gallery, subject to availability.

One Paul Mellon and Ailsa Mellon Bruce Senior Fellowships are intended to support research in the history, theory, and criticism of the visual arts (painting, sculpture, architecture, landscape architecture, urbanism, prints and drawings, film, photography, decorative arts, industrial design, and other arts) of any geographical area and of any area. The Samuel H. Kress Senior Fellowships are intended to support research on European art before the early nineteenth century. The William C. Seitz Senior Fellowship is primarily intended to support research on modern and contemporary art. Senior fellowship application are also solicited from scholars in other disciplines who work examines artifacts or has implications for the analysis and criticism of form.

Senior fellowships are intended for those who have held the PhD for 5+ years or more at the time of application, or who possess an equivalent record of professional accomplishment. Individuals currently affiliated with the National Gallery of Art are not eligible for the senior fellowship program.

A senior fellowship award for the academic year is normally limited to 1/2 of applicants salary, up to a maximum of $50,000, depending on individual circumstances. Awards for a single academic term are prorated. Senior fellows also receive allowances for travel to a scholarly conference, in addition to housing, as available.

Applications: Candidates for the senior fellowship program must submit an online application that includes a proposal and a copy of two publications, either articles or chapters from books, to be submitted on or before the application deadline. Three letters of recommendation are required. Procedures for associate appointments are the same as those for the senior fellowship program. Holders of senior fellowships may reapply five years after the completion of the fellowship. Individuals may not apply for other Center fellowships while an application is pending or once a fellowship has been awarded. Senior fellowships may not be postponed or renewed.

Deadline: October 15, 2018

Information Sessions 2018 for Graduate School: Columbia University School of the Arts

You do not have to complete the online application in one sitting. You may access your application and change your answers as many times as you like prior to submission.  Once an application has been submitted, no substitutions, alterations, or additions to portfolio materials can be accepted. Applicants should therefore make sure that all submissions made are correct and complete.

Application deadlines:

Film MFA: December 4, 2018
Film and Media Studies MA: January 31, 2019

Theatre MFA (Directing only): December 4, 2018
Theatre MFA (All other concentrations): January 3, 2019

Writing MFA: January 3, 2019

Visual Arts MFA: January 15, 2019

Sound Art MFA: January 15, 2019
Please join us this fall for our upcoming Information Sessions. These sessions are a great way to learn more about our programs and to meet faculty, staff, and current students.

Theatre MFA
Date: Saturday, October 20, 2018
Time: 11:30am – 1:30pm
(MFA Directing thesis production will follow at 2pm)
RSVP here

Film MFA
Date: Sunday, October 21, 2018
Time: 1pm – 3pm
(A screening of student films will follow the information session)
RSVP here

Writing MFA
Date: Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm
(A Gallery Series student reading will follow at 8:30pm)
RSVP here

Visual Arts MFA
Date: Sunday, November 11, 2018
Time: 11am – 1pm
(Tours and Open Studios will follow the information session)
RSVP here

Sound Art MFA
Date: Sunday, November 11, 2018
Time: 2pm – 3pm
(Open Studios will follow the information session)
RSVP here

Job Opportunity 2018: KUER-Radio

KUER-Radio is now recruiting for a full-time position:  Major Gifts Manager

Position: PRN17510B

Job Number: 2178

Flexible schedule with most work completed during a typical Monday – Friday, 9am to 5pm schedule, however evenings and some weekend hours will be required for station events and donor meetings. In-state and some out-of-state travel is required on a monthly basis.

KUER 90.1 is seeking an experienced and dynamic Manager of Major Giving with a competitive spirit and the initiative to exceed current levels of major giving. A successful candidate for this key station position must have a strong understanding of philanthropy and motivations for major giving as well as a deep passion for public radio. This person will be responsible for the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of donors and prospects of individual gifts at the mid and major giving levels for annual operations, capital expenditures, planned giving and KUER’s endowment.

RESPONSIBILITIES

• As a member of the department’s management team, work with Director of Development on monthly, annual and long-term fund development goals and plans for the station.
• Build and maintain relationships with current and prospective mid-level and major giving donors (above $1,200) and cultivate them to increase giving to major gift levels and/or planned gifts. Meet monthly goals including, but not limited to, individual visits, gift proposals, cultivation events, and monthly reports.
• Collaborate across departments on the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of mid and major donors.
• Follow all University of Utah charitable guidelines to ensure proper handling of donors.
• Assist prospective donors in their charitable gift planning and design. Present planned gift illustrations and solicit gifts.
• Direct capital campaign solicitation efforts in cooperation with Director of Development, and Community Advisory Board and its subcommittees.
• Assist in the oversight of the public phase of capital campaign/expenditures direct mailings, on-air announcements and other publicity.
• Oversee digital, web and printed communication for planned giving, capital gifts information, acknowledgements, cultivation and stewardship.
• In collaboration with the marketing department, provide input to marketing materials (web, on-air, printed materials, etc.), and strategies, including developing key educational messages identifying target audiences, and selecting donors to be profiled.
• Collaborate with KUER staff for fundraising and marketing events to steward and cultivate donors and prospects. Will also plan and execute private major donor events.
• Actively engage with KUER’s advisory board and committees.
• Act as a station representative within the community.
• Ability to travel in-state to meet with donors.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Ability to work effectively as a member of a team.
• Ability to manage multiple projects and competing deadlines with an attention to accuracy.

This job description is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.

Work Environment and Level of Frequency typically required

Nearly Continuously: Office environment.

Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be required

Nearly Continuously: Sitting, hearing, listening, talking.

Often: Repetitive hand motion (such as typing), walking.

Seldom: Bending, reaching overhead.

Link to apply:  http://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/78388