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Copywriter

Job Description

The SFJAZZ Development department seeks a part-time, temporary contract writer to support and augment the efforts of the fundraisers on staff. Time can vary greatly, from two to 20 hours per month, depending upon the appeals and special events in production at that time. We are looking for somebody who has significant success writing fundraising appeals in the nonprofit sector as well strong familiarity with the artists and history of jazz music, and who will maintain the organization’s voice of authority and expertise in the field.

Reports to: Director of Development
Department: Development 

About SFJAZZ: SFJAZZ is one of the world’s most popular and important presenters of jazz. The SFJAZZ Center is a perfect stage for jazz artists and the community to celebrate the living American art form of jazz. The $64 million dollar SFJAZZ Center launched in 2013 and the 32-year-old non-profit organization now crafts distinguished programming and education services from the heart of the San Francisco arts district. The budget for the 2014/2015 Season is more than $12 million with about half coming from ticket revenues.

Essential Duties:

  • Produce copy for fundraising appeals, including membership renewals, special program solicitations (i.e. year-end, education appeals), and pledge reminders
  • Produce biographies and organizational background copy for special fundraising event programs, invitations, and marketing materials
  • Reorganize and/or edit existing copy for a variety of channels and formats (email, web, social media, on-site, etc.)
  • In collaboration with Development and Education staff, brainstorm fundraising concepts and themes relevant to current organizational and industry trends, and which leverage the community impact of SFJAZZ artistic and education programs
  • Other writing needs as determined by the Development department

Qualifications Sought:

  • 4-5 years experience writing fundraising copy for nonprofits
  • 2-3 years experience writing about popular music, including jazz and blues
  • Available to work with both long lead times and on short notice
  • Demonstrated familiarity with applying a campaign across multiple channels (print, email, web, social, etc)
  • High level of comfort working with collaborative software, such as Google docs, Smartsheet, Basecamp, etc
  • Superior verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to work remotely

Compensation: Hourly

To apply: Please send resume and three writing samples to jobs@sfjazz.org. All applications must have these components to be considered, and must demonstrate both the music and nonprofit fundraising experience described above. Resumes will be accepted until position filled. Please no phone calls or faxes.

SFJAZZ is an equal opportunity employer and is seeking to create a diverse and harmonious workplace.

The Business of Music: Perspectives on an Ever-Changing Industry

4-class series · Wednesdays, April 8 - April 29, 7PM-8:30PM
Joe Henderson Lab
Members: $20/class or $60/full course
Public: $25/class or $75/full course
Curated by Kerry Fiero
Get one class FREE when you buy the full course!

The music business is a multi-million dollar industry, and yet even those who work within it are often unclear as to how to maximize their talent and build a career. This series is designed for vocalists, musicians, and those interested in seeking strategies and information on how to further their careers, as well as music lovers curious about the inner workings of the business. Experts from varying fields will share their perspectives, knowledge and expertise, and highlight the ongoing changes that are shaping the industry today. Non-musicians will gain an appreciation for the diverse subject matter, while musicians will find ways to leverage their talent by having their questions answered. May be enjoyed as a series or individually.

Kerry Fiero began her career in the music industry as a personal manager. For over a decade she guided and directed the careers of signed and independent music acts in the R&B and Jazz genres. Kerry's music industry endeavors also included managing a SF venue, booking an East Bay venue, marketing for a Music Awards show, production work on Music Videos, working at an entertainment law firm and a stint in the SFJAZZ Artistic Dept. Kerry is an adjunct professor at San Francisco State University's Music/ Recording Industry Program where she teaches Applied Strategies: Breaking Into The Music Business, Music Marketing, Event Marketing and Music & Entertainment Event Management. She is also the COO of Suite Treatments, Inc.

 

Sounds of Resistance: Tracing the African American Experience

4-class series · Tuesdays, February 3 - February 24, 7PM-8:30PM
African American Art & Culture Complex
762 Fulton Street, SF
Members: $20/class or $60/full course
Public: $25/class or $75/full course
Linda Tillery, Instructor
Get one class FREE when you buy the full course!

From the field hollers and work songs of the American South through the era of civil disobedience and into the 21st century, African American music has expressed myriad forms of cultural resistance. In this special series in honor of Black History Month, we will highlight the many secular oral traditions that paved the way for contemporary music in the United States, exploring the lineage of rural forms and their impact on urban life and culture. Join Bay Area vocalist and cultural historian Linda Tillery along with celebrated guest artists for a look at the music behind the movements - from emancipation to civil rights, and from song to spoken word.

Special musical guests for this series include the Cultural Heritage Choir, vocalist Terrie Odabi, pianist Tammy Hall-Hawkins, guitarist/vocalist Alvon Johnson, Deszon Claiborne and Leon Joyce (drums), and many more!

Presented in partnership with the African American Art & Culture Complex

Koret Discover Jazz Series is generously supported by

Blues to Post Bop: Pioneering Women of Jazz

4-class series · Wednesdays, March 4 - March 25, 7PM-8:30PM
Joe Henderson Lab, SFJAZZ Center
Members: $20/class or $60/full course
Public: $25/class or $75/full course
Curated by Rebeca Mauleón
Get one class FREE when you buy the full course!

Throughout the history of jazz, women have played a major part in the development and evolution of America’s art form despite facing extreme hardship and discrimination as well as an undeniable lack of advocacy among historians and critics. Often toiling away in the background while their male counterparts reveled in the limelight, women instrumentalists, composers and arrangers were seldom acknowledged for their equally prolific and transformative work, needing to fight twice as hard for acceptance among their male counterparts. In this series we will trace the extraordinary accomplishments of America’s blues and jazz women and highlight the shifting paradigm for women in contemporary society.

Koret Discover Jazz Series is generously supported by

2nd Annual SFJAZZ Girls Day: Free Workshop for Female Musicians

 

2nd Annual
SFJAZZ Girls Day
Free Workshop for Female Jazz Musicians

Saturday, March 19, 1:00pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Joe Henderson Lab

SFJAZZ Girls Day
Free Workshop Series: SFJAZZ Girls Day: Free Workshop for Female Musicians  

2nd Annual SFJAZZ Girls Day: Free Workshop for Female Musicians

 

2nd Annual
SFJAZZ Girls Day
Free Workshop for Female Jazz Musicians

Saturday, March 19, 1:00pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Joe Henderson Lab

SFJAZZ Girls Day
Free Workshop Series: SFJAZZ Girls Day: Free Workshop for Female Musicians  

2nd Annual SFJAZZ Girls Day: Free Workshop for Female Musicians

 

2nd Annual
SFJAZZ Girls Day
Free Workshop for Female Jazz Musicians

Saturday, March 19, 1:00pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Joe Henderson Lab

SFJAZZ Girls Day
Free Workshop Series: SFJAZZ Girls Day: Free Workshop for Female Musicians  

2nd Annual SFJAZZ Girls Day: Free Workshop for Female Musicians

 

2nd Annual
SFJAZZ Girls Day
Free Workshop for Female Jazz Musicians

Saturday, March 19, 1:00pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Joe Henderson Lab

SFJAZZ Girls Day
Free Workshop Series: SFJAZZ Girls Day: Free Workshop for Female Musicians  

2nd Annual SFJAZZ Girls Day: Free Workshop for Female Musicians

 

2nd Annual
SFJAZZ Girls Day
Free Workshop for Female Jazz Musicians

Saturday, March 19, 1:00pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Joe Henderson Lab

SFJAZZ Girls Day
Free Workshop Series: SFJAZZ Girls Day: Free Workshop for Female Musicians  

2nd Annual SFJAZZ Girls Day: Free Workshop for Female Musicians

 

2nd Annual
SFJAZZ Girls Day
Free Workshop for Female Jazz Musicians

Saturday, March 19, 1:00pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Joe Henderson Lab

SFJAZZ Girls Day

2nd Annual SFJAZZ Girls Day: Free Workshop for Female Musicians

 

2nd Annual
SFJAZZ Girls Day
Free Workshop for Female Jazz Musicians

Saturday, March 19, 1:00pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Joe Henderson Lab

SFJAZZ Girls Day

2nd Annual SFJAZZ Girls Day: Free Workshop for Female Musicians

 

2nd Annual
SFJAZZ Girls Day
Free Workshop for Female Jazz Musicians

Saturday, March 19, 1:00pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Joe Henderson Lab

SFJAZZ Girls Day

2nd Annual SFJAZZ Girls Day: Free Workshop for Female Musicians

 

2nd Annual
SFJAZZ Girls Day
Free Workshop for Female Jazz Musicians

Saturday, March 19, 1:00pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Joe Henderson Lab

SFJAZZ Girls Day

2nd Annual SFJAZZ Girls Day: Free Workshop for Female Musicians

 

2nd Annual
SFJAZZ Girls Day
Free Workshop for Female Jazz Musicians

Saturday, March 19, 1:00pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Joe Henderson Lab

SFJAZZ Girls Day

2nd Annual SFJAZZ Girls Day: Free Workshop for Female Musicians

 

2nd Annual
SFJAZZ Girls Day
Free Workshop for Female Jazz Musicians

Saturday, March 19, 1:00pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Joe Henderson Lab

SFJAZZ Girls Day

2nd Annual SFJAZZ Girls Day: Free Workshop for Female Musicians

 

2nd Annual
SFJAZZ Girls Day
Free Workshop for Female Jazz Musicians

Saturday, March 19, 1:00pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Joe Henderson Lab

SFJAZZ Girls Day

2nd Annual SFJAZZ Girls Day: Free Workshop for Female Musicians

 

2nd Annual
SFJAZZ Girls Day
Free Workshop for Female Jazz Musicians

Saturday, March 19, 1:00pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Joe Henderson Lab

SFJAZZ Girls Day

2nd Annual SFJAZZ Girls Day: Free Workshop for Female Musicians

 

2nd Annual
SFJAZZ Girls Day
Free Workshop for Female Jazz Musicians

Saturday, March 19, 1:00pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Joe Henderson Lab

SFJAZZ Girls Day

2nd Annual SFJAZZ Girls Day: Free Workshop for Female Musicians

 

2nd Annual
SFJAZZ Girls Day
Free Workshop for Female Jazz Musicians

Saturday, March 19, 1:00pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Joe Henderson Lab

SFJAZZ Girls Day

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Miguel Zenón

Robin Eubanks

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50th Anniversary of John Coltrane's A Love Supreme

Curated by saxophonist Ravi Coltrane, this weeklong, SFJAZZ exclusive event celebrates the 50th anniversary of John Coltrane's masterpiece A Love Supreme.

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Help future generations explore the full spectrum of jazz. We are grateful to those who remember SFJAZZ in their legacy plans. Many supporters have included us in their wills or through other types of legacy gifts. Their foresight, and yours should you choose to join them, strengthens and helps ensure the future of SFJAZZ.

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Facilities Maintenance Technician

Job Description

SFJAZZ is seeking a Facilities Maintenance Technician. This position is key to ensuring certain facilities projects are completed on time and within budget. The Facilities Maintenance Technician creatively completes a wide variety of tasks around both reactive and preventative maintenance as well as proactively planning for projects that provide solutions for improving the performance of the department and building as a whole. Performs a variety of highly complicated tasks with finesse, grace, tact, and goodwill. Able to find solutions that work within the architectural and sound design requirements and limitations of the SFJAZZ Center and within the budgetary constraints of a non-profit performing arts facility.

Reports to: Facility Operations Manager
Department: Operations

About SFJAZZ: SFJAZZ is one of the world’s most popular and important presenters of jazz. The SFJAZZ Center is LEED Gold certified and a perfect stage for artists and the community to celebrate the living American art form of Jazz. The sixty-four million dollar center launched in 2013 and the 32-year old non- profit organization now crafts distinguished Programming and Education services from the heart of the San Francisco arts district.

Building Operations and Maintenance:

  • Test, monitor and evaluate performance of structures, equipment and building systems for SFJAZZ Center
  • Schedule, perform, and coordinate preventative and corrective maintenance for building equipment, systems, permanent interior elements, HVAC, MEP systems, grounds and exterior elements
  • Test, monitor and evaluate performance of building systems
  • Be trained in and assist with monitoring all computer-based building systems including HVAC, security, lighting and access control
  • Work with FOH, Operations, and Technical staff to identify repair needs
  • Coordinate and monitor work of vendors; assess work of the vendor, billing, work quality and timeliness of the completed vendor projects; deep knowledge of vendors and a vendor selection process; able to assess vendors capability to complete specialty tasks

Facility Function:

  • Highly attuned to the safety needs of audience, patrons, staff and vendors accessing and utilizing the facility; identify areas that need attention and find appropriate solutions
  • Is trained in and acts as a facilities department representative to the Emergency Response Team
  • Work to maintain the safe use of all facility systems; able to train other staff on safe and appropriate use
  • Reports, recommends and provides solutions for any unsafe conditions within or around the facility
  • Coordinates and uses the computer-based work-order system for initiation, prioritization and satisfactory resolution of facilities help desk tickets
  • Assists in the development, implementation, and enforcement of Facilities procedures, protocols and guidelines pertaining to safety, security and emergency planning
  • Assist with the documentation of all facilities record keeping systems including remediation projects for future reference and use
  • Any other duties as assigned

Other Skills and Attributes:

  • Creative problem solver with ability to adapt solutions to many different problems or needs
  • Ability to communicate complicated tasks to non-technical people
  • Ability to document the conditions and standards required to maintain all building systems and assets
  • Ability to accurately create timelines and deadlines for completion of projects - prioritizes and knows when to delegate tasks to a specialist
  • Proficient at budgeting projects and sticking to those budgets
  • Customer service oriented - able to work with and through a wide-variety of people across the organization to accomplish tasks
  • Familiar with researching and implementing best practices
  • Maintains appropriate tools and equipment on-site and make recommendations on needed additions for specialized tasks
  • Establishes and maintains working inventory of basic parts required for facility; maintains facilities specific assets and tools inventory
  • Maintains and establishes vendor relationships - assists in evaluating their Service Level Agreements and monitors their billing.

Education and Experience:

  • Requires a high school diploma and at least 10 years of experience in the field
  • Familiarity with the fields of plumbing, electricity, carpentry, painting, plastering, and machine servicing
  • Knowledge of the procedures and safety measures in area(s) of speciality
  • Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals
  • Ability to lift 30 pounds unassisted and 50 pounds assisted and maneuver in and out of tight spaces, Climb stairs, ladders or go underneath the building. May be exposed to weather conditions. Some exposure to hazardous chemicals (protection provided). Some exposure to loud noises (protection provided)
  • Familiarity and willingness to conform to safety PPE requirements
  • Facility with hand tools and other building equipment including handcarts and moving equipment
  • To apply: Please send resume and cover letter to jobs@sfjazz.org. All applications must be accompanied by a proper cover letter to be considered. Resumes will be accepted until position filled. Please no phone calls or faxes.

    SFJAZZ is an equal opportunity employer and is seeking to create a diverse and harmonious workplace.