Fall 2011 Staff Picks

Megan Mock

      Friday, September 16, 8:00pm      
      at Herbst Theatre

I'm enamored by this group's unconventional and innovative approach to making music. Their makeshift instruments play off their exuberant and off-kiltered harmonies in a way that's similar to their Crammed Discs label mate Konono N°1 (who I unfortunately missed at SFJAZZ's Fall 2005 Festival). This is a rare treat for San Francisco especially at such an intimate and beautiful venue.

      Saturday, December 10, 8:00pm      
      at Herbst Theatre

If my co-worker Rick Warren says, "this legend is just too kewl for school," I'm there. But seriously, Jamal will be a delight to see at the Herbst Theatre.

      Friday, October 7, 8:00pm      
      at Davies Symphony Hall

I was planning on seeing the Shankars last season, but due to unforeseeable circumstances, the show was cancelled. Fortunately, they've rescheduled to play this fall and I hope to see them in October.

      Sunday, October 16, 7:00pm      
      at San Francisco Conservatory of Music

A friend of mine recently took trip to Asia and shared some stories about her adventures, which included seeing a few throat singers perform at a temple. I was intrigued and curious about this otherworldly experience, and now here's my chance to hear and see this in person.

      Saturday, November 5, 7:00pm & 9:00pm      
      at Palace of Fine Arts Theatre

My mom enrolled me in several dance classes at the young age of seven where I learned the basics of ballet and tap. Unfortunately this short-lived extracurricular activity did not carry over to my adult life. That's why I'm jazzed to see Mr. Glover at age 37, dazzle the stage with his taps accompanied by the Bare Soundz. Their collaboration will create both an exciting dance and auditory experience (especially if mom comes along).

Picks - Megan Mock - F11 - Savion Glover

Ranking: 
5
Excerpt Body: 

My mom enrolled me in several dance classes at the young age of seven where I learned the basics of ballet and tap. Unfortunately this short-lived extracurricular activity did not carry over to my adult life. That's why I'm jazzed to see Mr. Glover at age 37, dazzle the stage with his taps accompanied by the Bare Soundz. Their collaboration will create both an exciting dance and auditory experience (especially if mom comes along).

Picks - Megan Mock - F11 - Huun Huur Tu

Ranking: 
4
Event Pick: 
Excerpt Body: 

A friend of mine recently took trip to Asia and shared some stories about her adventures, which included seeing a few throat singers perform at a temple. I was intrigued and curious about this otherworldly experience, and now here's my chance to hear and see this in person.

Picks - Megan Mock - F11 - Ravi Shankar with Anoushka Shankar

Ranking: 
3
Event Pick: 
Excerpt Body: 

I was planning on seeing the Shankars last season, but due to unforeseeable circumstances, the show was cancelled. Fortunately, they've rescheduled to play this fall and I hope to see them in October.

Picks - Megan Mock - F11 - Ahmad Jamal

Ranking: 
2
Excerpt Body: 

If my co-worker Rick Warren says, "this legend is just too kewl for school," I'm there. But seriously, Jamal will be a delight to see at the Herbst Theatre.

Picks - Megan Mock - F11 - Staff Benda Bilili

Ranking: 
1
Event Pick: 
Excerpt Body: 

I'm enamored by this group's unconventional and innovative approach to making music. Their makeshift instruments play off their exuberant and off-kiltered harmonies in a way that's similar to their Crammed Discs label mate Konono N°1 (who I unfortunately missed at SFJAZZ's Fall 2005 Festival). This is a rare treat for San Francisco especially at such an intimate and beautiful venue.

Associate Accountant

Job Description

The Associate Accountant's role will be to assist the Finance Department with accounts payable and other areas of finance. This person will report to the Director of Finance and is responsible for overseeing, managing and processing all Accounts Payable operations and payments. The ideal candidate will have a good understanding of non-profit accounting and have a strong attention to detail.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Accounts Payable:
  • Oversee and manage all accounts payable operations.
  • Prepare monthly accounts payable and other related reports.
  • Review all invoices for proper expense coding and approval.
  • Enter and record all accounts payable invoices.
  • Issue weekly A/P checks, insuring prompt payment to all vendors
  • Assist with preparation of analyses and schedules
  • Maintenance of all hard copy and electronic A/P vendor files & check registers
  • Prepare annual 1099 forms
  • Other Responsibilities:
  • Prepare daily deposits
  • Prepare weekly flash report
  • Prepare journal entry for monthly postage usage
  • Responsible for commuter checks
  • Manage petty cash
  • Assist with annual budget entry into general ledger
  • File all departmental journal entries and account reconciliations
  • Any other tasks assigned

This list of duties and responsibilities is not to be all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties or responsibilities that management may deem necessary from time to time.

STATUS AND SCOPE:

  • Highly detail oriented; ability to meet deadlines and effective problem solving skills
  • Strong knowledge of QuickBooks
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to operate independently with minimal supervision
  • Advanced in MS Excel
  • Ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with all levels of employees and management

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • AA degree in Accounting
  • AA degree in Accounting
  • 2-years plus experience in accounts payable
  • Strong written and verbal command of the English Language is required
  • Prior experience in non-profit accounting a plus

SALARY:

The salary will be based upon professional and academic experience.

Please send your resume, cover letter and salary requirements to jobs@sfjazz.org. Mention “Director of Finance” in the subject line. Resumes without salary requirements will not be considered.

Resumes will be accepted until position filled.

***SFJAZZ is an equal opportunity employer, and is committed to a diverse and harmonious workplace. We extend our thanks and appreciation to all applicants for their expressed interest in working at SFJAZZ and will contact those selected for an interview.

Donor Services Assistant

Job Description

The Donor Services Assistant – Gift Entry is responsible for all gift entry and acknowledgement processing, as well as maintaining donor records and providing a high level of customer service to the organization’s membership base. The position reports to the Director of Development and provides assistance in making sure the Donor Services program runs smoothly and meets growth goals outlined in organizational planning.

In January 2013, SFJAZZ opened the SFJAZZ Center, the first freestanding building in the United States designed specifically for jazz presentation and education. This is a great opportunity for a motivated individual to be a part of a creative team that expands upon the potential of a new cultural landmark.

Essential Functions & Responsibilities:

  • Enter data for all individual and institutional donations and other transaction-related correspondence for annual fund and capital campaigns.
  • Prepare acknowledgment letters for all donations, pledges, and LOIs on a regular basis as determined by fundraisers. Provide supporting information to senior management for personalized acknowledgement and donation-related correspondence.
  • Maintain gift entry and acknowledgement processes.
  • Route all gifts and pledges to department staff for proper coding, providing additional gift transmittal documents and background information if necessary.
  • Serve as daily liaison to Finance Department to ensure proper coding, prompt entry, and reconciliation of gifts. Work with Donor Services Coordinator on monthly reconciliation.
  • Track and follow-up on all employer matching gift requests. Implement strategies to expand employer match opportunities.
  • Research new donation channels or tools to expand SFJAZZ’s giving opportunities. Work with the Development team to properly implement new campaigns, appeals and opportunities.
  • Proactively update donor information to match SFJAZZ business conventions.
  • Provide front-line customer service to donors regarding gift acknowledgements, refunds, and other donation and special event-related issues.
  • Create and maintain confidential donor prospect records in hard copy and electronic formats.
  • Identify and/or coordinate resources (volunteers, inventory, etc.) for execution of department administrative projects.
  • Provide logistical support in executing departmental events and programs designed to cultivate and steward relationships with donors and maximize giving potential.

Status and Scope:

  • Detail oriented person with deep passion for accuracy and thoroughness.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to appropriately handle confidential and sensitive documents.
  • Customer service-oriented with the ability to communicate effectively with diverse array of constituents.
  • Professional demeanor and appearance.
  • Interest in jazz and jazz related music.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelors Degree with one year of direct experience within a nonprofit development department OR two years of progressive job related experience as an Administrative Assistant or Executive Assistant.

Salary:

The salary will be based upon professional and academic experience.

Please send your resume and cover letter to jobs@sfjazz.org. Mention “Donor Services Assistant” in the subject line.

***SFJAZZ is an equal opportunity employer, and is committed to a diverse and harmonious workplace. We extend our thanks and appreciation to all applicants for their expressed interest in working at SFJAZZ and will contact those selected for an interview.

Fall 2011 Staff Picks

Claire Phillips

Here is my top 5.  Hard to choose!

      Sunday, October 2, 7:00pm      
      at Herbst Theatre

Wayne Shorter is my favorite sax player EVER. But it's his beautifully constructed compositions that get more and more creative as time passes and evoke raw energy from his band. I saw him a few years ago and it was one of the best concerts I have ever been to. Hands down.

      Friday, November 18, 8:00pm      
      at Grace Cathedral

When do you get to hear 13th Century vocal music performed professionally in Grace Cathedral? I can already feel the goose bumps. A rare and delectable treat.

      Friday, October 28, 8:00pm      
      at Paramount Theatre

I fell in love with this music after hearing it in Emir Kusturica's films. I can't help but dance and jump around with arms flailing with a big smile on my face when Goran Bregovic and his band get going.

      Wednesday, October 5, 7:30pm      
      at Swedish American Hall

To be honest I haven't heard David Binney play yet, but I like to hear people I haven't heard. Among those, he is highly recommended by trusted saxophone players and jazz musicians. I feel like I have been missing out and want to change that.

      Saturday, October 22, 7:00pm & 9:00pm      
      at Herbst Theatre

A duo made in heaven! I expect my heart to melt and my mind to be invigorated.

Picks - Claire Phillips - F11 - Joshua Redman

Ranking: 
5
Excerpt Body: 

A duo made in heaven! I expect my heart to melt and my mind to be invigorated.

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