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(Who Is Emmanuel Barbee? What Is His Plan To Improve Black America?)

Posted in Community with tags , , on August 2, 2017 by Mr. Emmanuel Barbee

I am called by my creator to rebuild our inner cities in America similar to that of Nehemiah who was called by God to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem. Nehemiah used qualified engineers, architects and inventors to rebuild a new city. Likewise, I will use qualified individuals who have the expertise in the following areas: Investors, Business Partners, Christian Entrepreneurs, Social Entrepreneurs, and Philanthropist, who will work with me in setting up and starting my nonprofit and my for-profit organization.

I am a professional blogger, online talkshow host, an upcoming social entrepreneur and a new urban author of “The Solution For Black America: Reclaiming, Rebuilding, And Restoring The Urban Ghettos In America” second edition. In my revised book I provide a 21st century plan on how my Christian organization will help eradicate urban violence in the city of Chicago while at the same time meet the social needs of the communities and families we will serve if given a chance.

This book is an auto-biography about my experience growing up in the inner city of Chicago. I wrote this book for three reasons: One reason is to raise awareness about the genocide which is taken place within our inner cities in America. Another reason why I wrote my book is to promote my virtual Christian organization the Grass Roots Community Activist Movement. Once I have my management team in place and we find a location on the Westside of Chicago then I will start the Grass Roots Community Activist Institute of Chicago. GRCAI will provide quality programs and services to benefit the black community and promote culture retention. GRCAI will operate under 5 separate functions within the African American community.

1. A Social Service component

2. A Spiritual component

3. A Political component

4. An Entertainment component

5. An Entrepreneur component

Our focus is on providing goods and services to the low income African American community and working directly with single black mothers, single black fathers, and low income two parent families within the communities and cities we will serve. Finally, I wrote my book in order to generate capital/seed money so that I can hire qualified individuals to assist me in the daily operation of my business. I want to make Chicago a model first before we expand to 10 other cities within 10 states. Once we’re established in America I plan on having African Immigrants in America to assist me in setting up chapters in 10 countries in Africa.

Our mission is to end urban violence, poverty, structural inequality, institutionalized racism, and police brutality within the communities and cities we will serve if given a chance. My organization is open to all law-abiding citizens, all racial groups, and undiscovered artist. This is my contribution back to my community and throughout the African Diaspora. The continued concept for this year is “Our Inner City Youth Matters/Restoring Kingdom Commitment” Matthew 6:10 Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.

I created (GRCAM) the Grass Roots Community Activist Movement in 1991 on a site called Gopher in order to connect with other like-minded individuals who are interested in networking with me in order for me to gather support for my cause Help Stop The Genocide In American Ghettos starting in Chicago.

GRCAM is a virtual Christian socialist organization. A Christian socialist is a form of socialism based on the teachings of Jesus. Many Christian socialists believe that capitalism is idolatrous and rooted in greed, social inequality, and institutionalized racism which most Christian denominations consider a mortal sin. We will show an authentic form of Christianity by focusing on what we stand for: love, compassion, social justice, and liberation theology. Jesus told us to focus on the lease of these in society according to Matthew 25:35-40. Jesus commanded us to be a witness to others not just for us to read his word, but to activate social change in the world according to Luke 4:18-19. We will be committed to the healing ministry of Jesus by showing compassion to inner city youth and their families which will promote dignity to the people and community we will serve.

I try to use my weekly online talkshow (Help Stop The Genocide In American Ghettos) as a platform for people on my friends list from all over the world to connect with me via Facebook messenger, Google Plus Hangouts, Skype and OOVOO in real time via voice chat or video chat. My show is about discussing controversial topics within the black community from spiritual warfare, health and wellness, political/social issues and current events as it pertains to End times prophecy with people on my friends list. I also use my show to interact with people on my friends list/people in my social groups and give them an opportunity to promote their products/services, small ministries or share their special talents/skills to my listeners from the podcast community.

I created social groups as a way to unite the Progressive African American community with the African Immigrant community, Afro-Brazilian/ Afro-Caribbean community, build cooperative alliances with all Christian denominations, Millennials, Non-black sympathizers, moderate Muslims and secular people who are interested in working with me in turning my ideas into a real business starting in Chicago. GRCAM will be crucial to guaranteeing that a wide and diverse range of black voices and others to insure our voices are heard loud and clear.

My Google Plus social groups are also on Facebook:

1. Light OF The World Inspirational Group

2. The Grass Roots Community Activist Group Conference

3. New Hood: Creating a new community in Urban America

4. New Urban Author Emmanuel Barbee Readers/Supporters Worldwide

5. Emmanuel Barbee’s Official Facebook Group

6. The Grass Roots Community Activist Network

7. Community of Resistance

8. Chicago Home OF The Grass Roots Community Activist Movement

9. The Grass Roots Community Activist Institute

10. E. Bloc

African American from the lower economic class are suffering great harm from senseless violence, high unemployment, mass incarceration, police brutality, drug abuse, high illiteracy, inadequate healthcare and failing school system as a result of institutionalized racism. Our middle class black professionals refuse to work with me, the black churches in my former and current community refuse to allow me to pass out fliers about my book after church services, and established black organizations in my city refuse to heed my ideas as a result over 4,000 people have killed in Chicago alone and Chicago is currently the murder capital in America.

The only thing which is preventing me from starting my Christian organization is the lack of manpower and the capital this is why I turned to social media to get my message out to the public through my Youtube videos, my Social Groups, my Blog Postings, my online talkshow, and now through my revised book. I wrote my story to connect with other like minded individuals and assembled a team of professionals to help put my ideas into action. I lowered the price of my book from $25.00 to $15.00 also I had my publisher to turn my book into an ebook for $9.99 on Amazon.com

The purpose of the Grass Roots Community Activist Institute of Chicago is to promote economic opportunity in the African American community. GRCAI envision a bright, prosperous future for our members. The key to this vision is unity, which we foster through promotional, networking, and advocacy programs. We believe that by aligning our common interests with others outside of the African American community will grow and thrive. We will offer marketing initiatives, public relation campaigns, and cooperative advertising which will reach local, national, and global markets.

GRCAI will function as a support system which will empower the African American community economically, politically, and socially. We will highlight our active members at our networking events and in our monthly newsletter. We will strengthen our ties to the black community through our workshops/seminars and neighborhood initiatives which benefit Chicago as a whole. GRCAI will utilize theater and educational outreach programs to bring racial groups together in a community which embraces similarities and fosters dialogue, understanding and acceptance. GRCAI outreach programs will foster more effective teaching and learning among our youth, their parents, and the black community.

The Grass Roots Community Activist Institute of Chicago, will make our presence known in high crime gang and drug infested neighborhoods by developing an equal partnership with local residents who become members of this organization. We will maintain an aggressive neighborhood protection program aimed at addressing relevant social issues which affects the community negatively such as drug dealing, urban violence, and criminal behavior.

It’s my hope that GRCAI will offer a permanent infrastructure for our Artist in Chicago that will compete with other cities like Los Angeles, New York, or Atlanta and become the Hub throughout the Mid-west for emerging black artists and upcoming black Christian Entrepreneurs. GRCAI is about making our urban community better, healthier, and stronger. I can’t do this alone. Help me turn my plan into reality by purchasing my revised book and sharing my book information with your family, friends, places of worship and at your local community center.

Under our Entertainment component. Our artistic theater initiatives will host local established and emerging artist who will display relevant issues on stage through quality productions of new plays and musicals. We will use technology to make theater more accessible for persons with disabilities. In time we will take the lead in producing world premieres and take the lead in developing and producing new theatre work and cultivating an inclusive theater community. Our core strengths will be nurturing and producing dynamic and inspiring new acts, reflecting the diversity of our city, bringing art and culture to our inner cities of Chicago.

Positions available

Theater Manager would be responsible for creating and managing a comprehensive program to identify, cultivate and solicit investors. This staff position is a key member of the development team and works closely with the artistic director and the board of trustees. Additionally, this person will engage with members of the artistic staff to interpret new works in ways that will resonate strongly with audiences.

The responsibilities of Theater Manager:

* Review screen play premieres, and annual fund programs.

* Collaborate with the board of trustees, artistic director, managing director and create development strategies that will support long-term plans to realize special, strategic initiatives.

* Personally carry a portfolio of individual and major gift prospects, coordinating the involvement of trustees and senior staff leadership in the cultivation and solicitation process, and actively soliciting them as appropriate.

* Identify and research prospects, develop strategies for solicitation and prepare briefing profiles on targeted prospects.

* Develop relationships and maintain ongoing contact with individual donors and prospects; and work collaboratively with artists, staff and volunteers.

* Develop and execute cultivation and stewardship events for major donors.

* Organizing the logistics with the artistic department and events area.

* Oversee donor recognition and benefit fulfillment throughout the season.

* Manage the database program for tracking major donor and prospect activity.

* Work with staff to generate and utilize effective reports in order to identify, segment and solicit current and prospective major donors, in addition to monitoring ongoing progress against established goals. Develop strategies to grow Individual Donors into Playwrights Society members ($1,000+) and Major Donors ($5,000+).

* Maintain progress reports and oversee expense budgets for major gift campaigns.

* Produce solicitation materials and prepare needed correspondence and proposals. With the Development Associate, ensure accurate recording of all gifts, acknowledgement letters, etc.

* Serve as a key leader in the development department, offering strategic advice and counsel to the theater’s leadership on strategic plans and fundraising initiatives designed to support them.

* Be a vocal, articulate and professional advocate for the theater at special events, external functions and on boards and committees as needed. Work with Development Associate to lead an integrated, multi-channeled Annual Fund Campaign that solicits and renews gifts and grows base of Individual supporters. Provide on-going analysis of all related campaigns, and develop strategy adjustments accordingly.

Qualifications:

* Two years fundraising experience and familiarity with a multi-tiered individual giving program.

* Ability to think strategically and develop annual and multi-year giving strategies.

* A high degree of initiative, confidence and energy to achieve or exceed goals, meet deadlines and manage multiple projects.

* Experience with donor/ticketing databases.

* Effective communication with supervisors on the status and priority of assignments.

* A passion for the arts and experience.

Compensation:

Compensation will be commensurate with qualification and experience, and will be competitive with prevailing compensation for similar positions within the non-profit performing arts industry. Excellent benefits package offered, including medical and dental insurance, vacation pay, and paid sick leave. The Grass Roots Community Activist Institute of Chicago will be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

The Grass Roots Community Activist Institute of Chicago will be a leader in developing and producing new theatre work and cultivating an inclusive theater community. Our core strengths will be nurturing and producing dynamic and inspiring new plays, reflecting the diversity of our city’s and nation’s culture through engaging diverse communities, by bringing art and culture to the inner cities of Chicago. GRCAI will be dedicated to artistic which will be accessible and relevant to all people through quality productions of challenging new plays and musicals.

The Grass Roots Community Activist Institute of Chicago will offer internship/stipend for students and young professionals to gain hands on experience working with extraordinary artists, administrators and technicians based on our budget and sponsorship. Interns will be actively involved with all areas of theater on many different levels. Department heads will give interns tasks and challenges that will provide direct support to our day-to-day activities.

GRCAI staff members will serve as mentors to each intern to ensure they have every chance for professional development. Our goal is to give interns a comprehensive experience in theater production and theater management to provide the skills necessary to be a viable candidate in a highly competitive field. GRCAI will offer year-round general internships in the

following areas:

* Arts Education

* Development

* Audience Development and Group Sales

* Graphic Design

* Literary Management & Civic Dramaturgy

* Marketing & Communications

* Producing and Casting

* Production Management

Interns will receive complimentary tickets and are strongly encouraged to attend GRCAI mainstage shows. GRCAI will provide an internship application during our mandatory orientation, future candidates will have to display their resume, give a writing sample why you think this internship is right for you. Have two letters of recommendation.

Internship Descriptions

Arts Education

The Grass Roots Community Activist Institute of Chicago will be committed to giving community schools the opportunity to become involved with our theater. By giving special performances for the high school students, GRCAI ensures the availability of theater to each student and creation of enthusiasm for the performance arts. Our class will teach artists to work in partnerships with teachers and students to develop writing and performance skills. In workshops students are encouraged to explore their creativity through writing and performance. Interns will work exclusively with GRCAI Arts Education. Applicants should have a background in arts education, experience with children and young adults, and have a strong interest in theater. Duties include some administrative tasks, assisting with creation of study guides and potentially taking on some classroom duties depending on skill level.

Audience Development & Group Sales

The Audience Development Intern works closely with the Audience Development Manager to engage new diverse audiences through outreach, event programming, and group sales.

Primary Responsibilities:

* Assist in programming events.

* Research organizations, school groups, and social clubs whose mission aligns with season performances.

* Attend audience development public programs events.

* Report on patron engagement and group sales.

* Initiate and maintain relationships with neighborhood businesses.

* Record meeting minutes and coordinate communication with GRCAI team.

Qualifications:

* A passion for diversity and inclusion in theater.

* Comfort making phone calls and meeting with community partners.

* Excellent verbal and written skills including proofreading and editing.

* Ability to prioritize projects.

* A passion for live theater and the arts.

Development

Development Interns will work extensively with all members of the Development team. Interns will learn about an established, mid-sized arts organization’s diverse streams of contributed income and methods for achieving contributions from individuals, foundations, corporations, and the government. Duties will include researching individual, foundation, and corporate donors; assisting in the development of written materials including letters, reports, proposals, and invitations; organizing and implementing plans for fundraising events; data entry and other general office tasks; and other duties as assigned. Candidates must have strong computer skills, including the Microsoft Office Suite (Excel skills a must); excellent writing skills; the ability to multi-task and work within a team environment; and the focus to take on independent projects. Work with Adobe InDesign and interest in graphic design a plus.

Graphic Design

Graphic Design Intern will assist with designing and updating a variety of collateral materials including: posters, direct mail, e-blasts, and web ads, and will be responsible for weekly e-newsletters. The internship requires a self-starter who can quickly convert concepts into attractive, illustrative graphics with minimal to no supervision. The ability to maximize creativity while maintaining schedule and clear communication of the desired message is highly desired. Knowledge of typography and layout is essential. Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, In Design, Acrobat) and basic knowledge of HTML and Flash preferred. Experience in photography and photo editing is a plus, and a personal laptop with these programs installed is helpful. Must be able to submit design samples (class work is acceptable).

Literary Management and Civic Dramaturgy

Literary Management and Civic Dramaturgy interns contribute to and provide support for a wide range of artistic programs including production dramaturgy for our audience engagement/community development, literary management and new play submissions, new play development research and support, and other functions.

More specific job descriptions include:

* Research and connect with Chicago-based community and cultural organizations in planning for GRCAI events

* Read, discuss and write reader reports for solicited plays in consideration for seasonal programming and the Ignition Festival of New Plays

* Conduct dramaturgical research for plays in production and support the resident dramaturg during the rehearsal process

* Co-author Playbill dramaturgical pages and research possible contributors for playbill pages

* Provide administrative support to literary functions including correspondence, database management, volunteer recruitment and supervision, organization of play readings and workshops and other tasks associated with the literary department

* Participate in artistic staff meetings to shape and plan future activities, including season planning and the IGNITION Festival of New Plays

Marketing & Communications

Marketing interns will have the opportunity to work with all members of the Marketing Team. Responsibilities will include audience development, group sales, promotions, and e-marketing. Prospective interns must have excellent verbal and written communication skills and should be knowledgeable in Microsoft Word, Excel, and preferably Total Info. Experience in marketing, theater graphic design is a plus.

Producing and Casting

The Grass Roots Community Activist Institute of Chicago will be looking for highly motivated and organized individual to fulfill the role of Producing and Casting Intern. The Producing and Casting Intern will report directly to GRCAI Manager and will be a crucial part of the producing team charged with stage productions, subsidiary programming, and such initiatives as The Access Project, Resident Theater Program, and Director’s Inclusion Initiative, to name a few. We are looking for people who are detail-oriented, independent, and able to multi-task.

The ideal candidate should want to pursue a career in theater as a producer or administrator, and they must be artistically minded. Emerging directors are also encouraged to apply. The Producing and Casting Intern will be charged with a variety of crucial tasks including but not limited to:

* Working under the Artistic Programs Manager to develop strategic plans in the support of subsidiary programming.

* Assisting with the scheduling, organization, and conducting of auditions for workshops, readings, and mainstage productions.

* Cataloging headshots and resumes.

* Compiling and editing line producing materials including bios, headshots, production information and more.

* Staffing special events and key performances of mainstage and secondary programming such as opening nights, public programs, access events and more.

* Providing administrative support to the Producing Department including data entry, budget reconciliation, etc.

Candidates must be able to commit at least 15-20 hours per week on a regular schedule and selected events/performances to be determined upon between the intern and the Artistic Programs Manager. GRCAI internships aim to provide valuable mentorship individuals looking to gain hand-on experience in a faced paced, mid-sized theater.

Production Management

Production Interns will have active roles in the development and production of a main stage. Interns will work on site with the production manager and hours will vary depending on the production schedule. Production interns will work only with in their field and all applicants must have strong technical and production oriented backgrounds, as well as proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel. These internships are filled on a show by show basis, with relevant dates determined by the Production Manager. Includes administrative and production experience.

Diversity & Inclusion

Diversity and Inclusion are guiding values that inform ALL of our work at the Grass Roots Community Activist Institute of Chicago from the actors and stories that are told on our stages, to the staff in our offices and audiences in our theaters.

Artistically, we are committed to producing plays that speak to the various communities in our home in the city of Chicago. This commitment can be seen through the artists we support and the stories we tell. Our goal is to provide programing that is attractive to an audience that is as diverse as our City of Chicago. Through our pricing, the access services, and programing we hope that everyone can enjoy our live events.

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Our Community Engagement program exists to promote the black cultural in Chicago which drives civic dialogue and highlights social issues impacting Chicago and the wider world.

We will accomplish this by:

* Inviting audiences to become part of GRCAI theater community via our plays, public programs and community events.

* Collaborate with community leaders beyond the black community to create meaningful connections throughout Chicago.

* Providing space for community members to organize forums, town halls, and issue-based response productions, such as “We Must Breathe.”

* Using the arts to offset the violence impacting the African American community.

GRCAI is seeking qualified candidates for the following:
Grants Manager

Position Description

This position is responsible for all grant related activities that create and cultivate support for the Grass Roots Community Activist Institute of Chicago. The grants manager will report directly to the director of development, working with the development team and founder in meeting fundraising goals from foundation, corporate and government supporters. Working closely with program staff, the grants manager will research, develop and write compelling grant proposals to new and existing funders, manage the grants calendar, complete all reporting requirements, and provide the director of development and briefing documents to prospect and/or in preparation for donor visits.

Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:

* Manage GRCAI grant development program from inception to completion

* Conceptualize, plan, write, edit, steward and report on grant proposals to achieve budget goals

* Research and identify new foundation, corporate and government sources of funding

* Ensure on-going awareness and understanding of local and national arts/theater grant opportunities that align with GRCAI educational outreach programs

* Manage grant and reporting calendar

* Stay closely attuned to the Chicago philanthropic community in order to identify and capitalize on all funding opportunities that might support new and existing programs

* Other duties as assigned including supporting the department with events and fundraising campaigns

Ideal candidates:

* Bachelor’s degree

* Belief in GRCAI mission

* Two plus years’ experience writing grants/reports for a non-profit organization, preferably in the theater/arts

* Superior oral and written communication skills

* Attention to detail, with a commitment to maintaining GRCAI unique voice while improving the quality, content and format of grants/reports

* Excellent time management skills, ability to manage multiple projects and identify priorities

* Ability to manage work flow and plan/coordinate the work of others to meet deadlines

* Professional demeanor with the ability to work independently and as a team player

* Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint

* Ability to communicate successfully with stakeholders, patrons, performers, and employees

* Strong focus on results with an entrepreneurial approach to fundraising and problem solving

* Strong sense of personal and professional accountability

* Familiarity with the Chicago philanthropic community (individual donors, foundations and government agencies)

* Desire to work in a dynamic, fast paced and ever changing environment
Salary and benefits will be discuss with those who are accepted in our program. We will offer commensurate with experience. GRCAI will be an equal opportunity employer.

Development Manager

Position Summary:

The Development Manager will work in partnership with GRCAI executive development team to develop, plan, execute, and evaluate a comprehensive Annual Giving Program to increase participation and long-term financial growth from individual donors. This position will successfully organize and develop direct mail solicitations, online giving, giving circles/clubs, and acknowledgement of all donations. The position will also help plan and organize all special events, including the annual Legacy Continues Gala.

Responsibilities: Specific responsibilities for the Development Manager include but are not limited to:

Database Management

* Manage Donor Database system to keep complete and accurate fundraising records at all times

* Ensure donor stewardship via timely acknowledgment letters and acknowledgment in programs and publications, websites and donor walls.

* Create monthly reports for the Director of Finance and Executive Development Staff

Donor Cultivation

* Coordinate all digital communications to Next Stage Society and Friends of the Grass Roots Community Activist Institute of Chicago, including event invitations and quarterly newsletters.

* Identify, research, cultivate, build relationships with current and existing individual donors including direct mail, e-campaigns, giving circles, focus on new donors, donor retention, and increasing annual gift amounts of individual donors.

* Assist in the development and implementation of donor stewardship plan

* Plan and implement direct mail solicitation campaigns – coordinating mailing schedule, theme, and donor segments through electronic and direct mail

* Conduct post evaluation for donor appeals and analyze program results to plan segmentation for future mailings and/or cultivation activities.

* Support the Director of Development and Executive Director in developing and implementing a recruitment and retention plan, for individual donors to further cultivate relationships.

Events

* RSVP tracking, creating registration lists and nametags, planning catering, guest seating, and other day-of logistics

* Help plan, execute, manage all activities for annual venue, hospitality, live auction, entertainment, registration, and production logistics

* Lead the creation and distribution of event collateral including sponsor solicitation, save the date, invitation, emails

* Plan, execute, manage all activities for the Grass Roots Community Activist Institute of Chicago special donor cultivation events

Board of Directors

* Prepare reports for executive director/board of directors on all departmental activities

* Attend all board meetings and take notes

* Prepare catering and logistics for all board meetings
Other Administrative Support

* Provide project and administrative support to the Grass Roots Community Activist Institute of Chicago Executive Director, Director of Development, Grant Manager and Artistic Directors as needed.

Ideal candidates:

* Excellent oral and written communication skills, with a specific ability to create donor solicitations, and thank you letters.

* Experience with Donor Database management systems

* Event management experience

* Demonstrated record of accomplishment in annual giving, knowledge of fundraising principles and techniques, and experience managing successful direct mail programs.

* Attention to detail, with a commitment to maintaining BE’s unique voice while improving the quality, content and format of solicitations/appeals

* Excellent time management skills, ability to manage multiple projects and identify priorities

* Ability to manage work flow and plan/coordinate the work of others to meet deadlines

* Professional demeanor with the ability to work independently and as a team player

* Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint

* Ability to communicate successfully with stakeholders, patrons, performers, and employees

* Strong focus on results with an entrepreneurial approach to fundraising and problem solving

* Strong sense of personal and professional accountability

* Familiarity with the Chicago philanthropic community (individual donors, foundations and government agencies)

* Desire to work in a dynamic, fast paced and ever changing environment
Salary and benefits will be discuss once we make our decision. We will offer competitive and offered commensurate with experience.

Technical Director

The Grass Roots Community Activist Institute of Chicago seeks a Technical Director for its upcoming productions.

Responsibilities include:

* Manage Day to day operations in scene shop

* Coordinating with the Production Manager in scheduling and managing scenic load-ins, instillation, and strike

* Attend tech rehearsals and production meetings as needed

* maintain personnel to build scenic elements for all performances

* Oversee maintenance of the shop

* Manage hiring of staff for building, and striking productions

* Manage and schedule all scene shop duties on a daily basis and report to
Production Manager

All candidates must possess:

* well versed in CAD and other scenic programs

* Must be able to manage an active scene shop

Box Office Staff Summary

Creates a welcome environment for Customers. Candidates should have experience working with the public and have strong organizational, and communication skills; excellent with multi- tasking and trouble- shooting, box office or other theatre experience helpful. This is a part-time hourly position that requires weekday evening and weekend availability.

Essential Job Responsibilities

* Greets Customers and visitors in a professional manner.

* Provide general theatre information.

* Enters ticket sale, accepts payment, processes transaction, and makes correct change.

* Processes refunds when necessary and completes any required forms.

* Answers telephone in a professional manner.

* Keeps box office area clean and clutter-free.

* Watches for safety or security issues (trip hazards, lighting, suspicious persons, etc.) and reports to management.

* Performs other work-related duties as assigned.

* Ability to calmly troubleshoot and problem-solve is a must.

Minimum Requirements:

* Available to work evening hours, weekends, and some holidays.

* Ability to communicate with all ages, genders, and personalities.

* Ability to speak clearly and hear adequately.

* Must be computer literate for digital ticketing equipment.

* Must be at least 18 years of age.

* Strong verbal and interpersonal skills.

* Ability to work independently.

* Accurate cash handling and basic math skills.

Production Manager

The Production Manager is a year-round staff position that oversees production activities specific to the creation and operation of GRCAM Fest venues and site infrastructure for the annual presentation. This position works with the Artist Relations Manager, Technical Director and Associate Production Manager. This position will manage scheduling and the financial resources specific to production activities. The Production Manager will also assist in acquiring and maintaining all resources necessary for each position within the production team to fulfill their respective duties and responsibilities. The Production Manager reports to the Executive and Managing Directors.

Responsibilities:

* Collaborate with the Managing Director, Technical Director, and Associate Production Manager to oversee all production logistics of GRCAM Festival.

* Secure and contract all venues.

* Coordinate with the Executive Director and Managing Director to secure all needed permits and fulfill all requirements to maintain those permits.

* Coordinate with the Technical Director set up and management of venues, including lighting, staging, sound and other equipment, and Associate Production Manager on the stage management program.

* Work with the Technical Director to hire the needed seasonal staff positions.
* Manage the Production budget and all associated paperwork and receipts.

* Create and implement production schedules for all Festival events.
* Create a schedule of set-up, load-out, and tech rehearsals for all Festival venues.

* Work with the Associate Production Manager to coordinate all trainings for stage management volunteers and interns.

* Communicate and coordinate with incoming artists, in conjunction with the Artist Relations Manager, to ensure the incoming shows will work safely within the allocated venues.

* Oversee the development and implementation of safety planning for all Festival-run events and venues.

* Run the equipment rental program in the off-season with the Technical Director.

Qualifications:

* Strong organizational and planning skills with a strong attention to detail.

* A good working knowledge of event and/or performance production and management.

* Creative and flexible in response to problem solving.

* Self-motivated with willingness to contribute ideas.

* Great team attitude and ability to work and communicate on-deadline in a virtual environment.

* Proven track record of solid work performance in past jobs and reliable attendance.

* A mastery of Google and Google docs, MS Office Pro, and strong acuity with computers.

Time Commitment:

This position requires approximately 5 hours per week in the off-season and 10+ hours a week in June-August. Then 8+ hours a day during set up, the festival, and tear down Monthly meetings and the post-mortem in October are mandatory.

Compensation:
Stipend

Outreach Manager

The Outreach Manager is a year-round staff position that is responsible for coordinating the outreach efforts of GRCAI leading up to and during the festival.

Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will perform a wide range of duties, including but not limited to:

*Identify and coordinate local marketing opportunities – festivals, farmers markets, etc.
* Ensure wide and effective distribution of publicity material – GRCAI programs, posters, and postcards along with the Artists’ posters
* Coordinate training videos for artists on marketing pre-Festival, during the Festival, etc.
* Produce survey (physical and online) and process results
* Follow up with past artists about what they are up to that we can promote, celebrate, etc.
* Coordinate regularly with the Social Media, Publicity, Marketing, and Box Office Managers to ensure a cohesive and effective promotional effort
* Work with the Artist Relations Team to gather marketing information about the shows and plan marketing initiatives leading up to the festival.
* Work with the Special Events Manager, Executive Director, development team and other staff members to publicize the festival along with GRCAI year-round events.

Qualifications:

* Strong computer skills, including the Microsoft Suite, Dropbox, and Google
* Acute attention to detail
* Solid time management skills.
* Self-starter and strong communicator with a high degree of initiative and the ability to work independently and on a team quickly and creatively
* Ability to conceive and deliver plans and strategies
* Experience managing or supervising interns, volunteers, etc.
* Familiarity with GRCAI festivals and a passion for the arts

Time Commitment:

This position requires approximately 5-10 hours per week leading up to the Festival. Monthly staff meetings and the post-mortem in October are mandatory.

Compensation:
Stipend

Social Media Manager

The Social Media Manager is a year-round staff position that is responsible for managing the social media efforts leading up to and during the festival while also acting as the liaison to our PR department.

Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will perform a wide range of duties, including but not limited to:

* Plan, develop and implement an annual social media campaign
* Manage and oversee the development and maintenance of GRCAI social media platforms (Primarily Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram) while remaining within limited budget.
* Coordinate regularly with the Marketing, Publicity, Outreach, and Box Office Managers to ensure a cohesive and effective promotional effort
* Work with the Artist Relations Team to gather marketing information about the shows and plan marketing initiatives leading up to the festival.
* Work with Individual Giving Manager to ensure that donors are all recognized appropriately
* Work with Sponsorship and Community Relations Manager to ensure that sponsors are all recognized appropriately
* Work with the Special Events Manager, Executive Director, development team and other staff members to publicize the festival along with GRCAI year-round events.
* Act as liaison with our PR department to ensure that the contracts are fulfilled efficiently and effectively.

Qualifications:

* Strong computer skills, including the primary social media platforms, Microsoft Suite, Dropbox, and Google
* Acute attention to detail
* Solid time management skills.
* Self-starter and strong communicator with a high degree of initiative and the ability to work independently and on a team quickly and creatively
* Ability to conceive and deliver plans and strategies
* Experience managing or supervising interns, volunteers, etc.
* Familiarity with GRCAI festivals and a passion for the arts

Time Commitment:

This position requires approximately 5-10 hours per week and more during the Festival. Monthly staff meetings and the post-mortem in October are mandatory.
Compensation:
Stipend

Business/Administrator

Description:

Business/Administrator will work with the many and varied business and financial aspects of running GRCAM Fest. This will include, but is not limited to, organizing artist paperwork, assisting with volunteer training preparation, tallying daily figures, setting up specific aspects of special events during the Festival, tracking the Festival budget and reconciling artist payout information. This position will report to the Managing Director. This position will work closely with the Artist Relations department, the Box Office Manager, the Production Manager and the Volunteer Coordinator.

Time Commitment: For a breakdown of hours, please see below:
* June-July 2017 – Up to five hours/week
* August 2017 – Up to ten hours/week as Festival approaches, possibly more once load-in begins
* September 2017 – Full-time during the Festival, especially evenings; approximately twenty hours in the two weeks post-festival
Position Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:
* Currently receiving or recently received a college degree
* A desire to work with a non-profit organization
* Good communication and teamwork skills
* A sense of humor and the ability to stay calm under pressure
* Money handling experience
* Fluency in English
* Comfortable using Microsoft Office programs,Excel and Word
* Willingness to learn new programs
* General knowledge of QuickBooks, Square and PayPal (preferred but not required)

Concierge

Description:

Concierge Internship duities include, but are not limited to; data collection and attendee information management, promotional/outreach event support, assisting the box office sales team or central staff, as well as providing personalized help, information, and individualized customer service at the festival. The Concierge aim will be to create a customized and complete festival experience for our patrons.

Time Commitment:

TBA – duties will commence in the weeks leading up to the festival, with the majority completed the week of the festival

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:
* A high-level of strong customer service skill and proven background
* A strong working knowledge of GRCAI neighborhood (local businesses, locations, directions etc.)
* Experience or interest in the hospitality industry and/or customized
patron relations

* Box office and/or database experience a plus Marketing

Description:

Marketing staff will assist or spearhead a variety of projects related to getting the word out about our events to press via a variety of channels, including online, in print and in person.

Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:
* Drafting and/or editing copy for press releases, advertisements, email blasts, social media posts (Facebook, Twitter, blog) and communications with GRCAI artists.
* Researching potential advertising opportunities and gather other information pertinent to marketing strategy and will maintain records/files related to initiatives.
* Generating excitement about what’s happening at the festival and capturing useful information about patrons and artists to feed future marketing endeavors.
* Distributing posters and flyers around local businesses and coffee shops, attending events, occasional administrative tasks, etc.
Position Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:

* Currently receiving or recently received a college degree
* A desire to work with a non-profit organization
* Excellent writing skills, including the willingness and capacity to hear and communicate
* Comfortable using Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other social media outlets
* A background in graphic design is a plus but not required
* Proven track record of solid work performance in past jobs and reliable attendance.

Stage Management

Description:

Stage Management are assigned to one venue for the duration of the Festival. These tech rehearsals and performances and work closely with the performing groups to make sure set-up and tear down happens in the allotted time frame. Stage Management report to the Production Manager.

Time Commitment:

The Stage Management begin training during August, with exact times to be solidified at a later date. During the Festival timeframe, must have weekday evenings and all day Saturday and Sunday availability.

Qualifications:
The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:
* Currently receiving or recently received a college degree in technical theatre or theatre administration/management
* A desire to work with a non-profit organization
* Good communication skills
* Familiarity with basic sound, projection and lighting equipment/operation
* Background in theatre/tech a plus

Technical Director

Description:

Technical Director help to set up sound, projection and lighting equipment, to make sure festival set-up and teardown happens in the allotted time frame. Technical Director will schedule shifts throughout the festival to be on-hand if an issue with equipment comes up. Knowledge of proper use of power & hand tools is a major plus.

Time Commitment:

The Technical Director requires several sessions of training and inventory/prep work during the weeks leading up to the festival. Technical Director must be available all day for load-in and strike and on weekday evenings and all day weekends during the festival.
Position Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:
* Currently receiving or recently received a college degree
* A desire to work with a non-profit organization
* Good communication skills
* Familiarity with basic sound, projection and lighting equipment/operation
* Background in theatre/tech a plus

The Grass Roots Community Activist Movement Membership:

Basic Membership

Includes access to member pricing at all networking, educational/workshops, and annual events, plus a basic listing in our online and print Member Directory.

* Member discount to our networking events and special events.

* Subscription to our e-newsletter

* The opportunity to list events on our online member events calendar

* The opportunity to be a featured member on our website

* Business and marketing consultation at our events

Networking Membership

This level provides a cost effective way to attend all networking events. It also includes five tickets to our annual event.

Entrepreneur Membership

In time, the Grass Roots Community Activist Movement will take the lead in providing a variety of products and services for consumers and businesses, with a focus on e-commerce, finance, and digital content. I want to give our Artists the exposure they deserve without all the hassle. I’m always looking for talented individuals to join my onlinetalk show until I am able to move my virtual Christian organization from behind a computer.

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