2nd Friday Norman Art Walk Guide: June 2015

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Get a look at everything happening at this month’s 2nd Friday Norman Art Walk in Downtown Norman.

Bill Evans’ Soulgrass, Moon Hooch, Nathan James & The Rhythm Scratchers Headline Jazz In June

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Grammy Award-winning saxophonist and producer Bill Evans and his band, Soulgrass, will headline Jazz in June 2015 with their inimitable blend of funk, rock, rhythm and groove. The free, three-day music festival, now in its 32nd year, is scheduled for June 18-20. Thursday’s Blues Under the Stars and Friday’s Jazz Under the Stars concerts are scheduled to be held at Brookhaven Village, 3700 W. Robinson St. Saturday’s Jazz in the Park concert is slated to be held at Andrews Park, 201 W. Daws St.

This year, for the first time, Jazz in June kicks off with blues and jazz jams as part of the Norman Arts Council’s June Second Friday Art Walk from 6 to 9 p.m. June 12. Wess McMichael & the Ravens are to host the blues jam at Dreamer Concepts, 428 E. Main St. Culture Cinematic is to host the jazz jam at The Depot, 200 S. Jones Ave.

In another new collaboration, Jazz in June and Norman Public Library West present Nathan James & the Rhythm Scratchers: “From Ragtime to Rock ‘n’ Roll – How the Blues Shaped American Music” at 2 p.m. Friday, June 19, at Norman Public Library West, 300 Norman Center Court.

Jazz in June also will host clinics with the … Read More »

Norman Arts Council Seeks Events Coordinator

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The Norman Arts Council is seeking a full time Events Coordinator and Projects Assistant. Applicants should have strong, independent management skill and experience working with non-profit organizations and should be outgoing and self-motivated. This position will report to the Executive Director. Duties will include:

Coordination of events
Development and coordination of rentals
Assist in coordination of monthly Art Walk
Attending to gallery guests
Social Media promotion of events
Development and management of online arts calendar
Development and management of volunteer program
Management of photo and press archives
Some donor relations assignments
Database management
Additional administrative duties as assigned

Full Time: $25,000 plus health insurance stipend and generous vacation time

Flexible work hours, some evenings and weekends required

Open until: July 15, 2015

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree preferred but past experience may qualify. Experience in nonprofits (arts preferably), event planning, volunteer coordination, administrative work, fundraising, budgeting, excellent computer skills, and excellent communications skills

Please send cover letter, resume, and list of three references to:
Erinn Gavaghan
Norman Arts Council
122 E. Main Street
Norman, OK 73069

Norman Philharmonic Seeks Executive Director

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The Norman Philharmonic is seeking a part-time Executive Director. The Norman Phil is an innovative orchestra known for commissioning new works from top American composers and creating original arrangements of classical, jazz, and contemporary works.

Applicants must have independent management skills and experience in nonprofit administration. This position will involve board development, fundraising, and implementation of policies and best practices.

Primary responsibilities include:

Acting as the primary representative of the Norman Philharmonic to the community
Involvement in the Norman arts community as the representative of the Norman Philharmonic
Working with the Artistic Director and board executives to develop a strong and active board (Strategic planning, Drafting of a board policies manual)
Grant research and writing
Donor cultivation and stewardship
Working closely with the Treasurer on budget oversight and finances
Drafting Annual report
Marketing planning

Hours and salary: Part-time, average 20 hours per week. $20,000/year

Position start date: July 19, 2015

Please send cover letter, resume and list of three references to:

Norman Philharmonic
c/o Norman Arts Council
122 E. Main Street
Norman, OK 73069