jobs in the arts?

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HELLO

When NINE dot ARTS opened its doors in 2009 (just one door in a closet-sized office rented at an architecture firm, to be exact), our co-founders Martha and Molly had a vision for a new kind of art consulting firm. They wanted to prove that you can grow a successful and profitable arts sector business while displaying non-profit, mission-based values. And they wanted to work with clients who share their appreciation for the power of art to eliminate the ordinary and transform spaces.

Today, with lots of doors and a growing team, that vision is not only intact, it’s thriving. Because while we’re in the business of exceeding our clients’ goals for creating art experiences (and our clients regularly tell us we do just that), we find just as much satisfaction in finding new and emerging artists and helping them gain visibility for their work. Art helps everybody win.
Want to help us keep winning?

Available Positions

Head of Business Development

We’re NINE dot ARTS. From hotels, multi-family residential properties, and offices to large-scale, mixed use developments to interactive public art installations, our team leverages the power of original art to transform ordinary places into one-of-a-kind experiences. We curate inspiring collections that not only present a visual narrative, but connect people to places and brands.

We’ve completed 825 commercial real estate projects, worked in 35 states and four countries, and generated $35M total ($6M annually) in revenue for the creative economy since 2009. We make jobs in the arts, and build opportunities for artists. We’re a creative powerhouse, and we’re growing.

THE ROLE

We are looking for someone with a depth of experience in Business Development to shape a new department, create a strategy for growth, and build the right team to implement it. The Head of Business Development is a new role in the company, and the job is to drive revenue. Our business involves complex, high dollar, targeted sales. You’ll be responsible for finding and closing $1M+ deals in a world of opportunity, generating and nurturing a pipeline of leads, managing the sales cycle for clients across the country, growing a sales team and teaching them everything you know.

The Head of Business Development is one of the Lead Dots, and a key member of the inner executive circle. As one of a small leadership team, your ability to embody our values, support a healthy workplace culture and encourage our team are just as important as your ability to sell. You will report to CEO and Co-Founder, Martha Weidmann. Supporting your efforts will be our award-winning Curatorial team, who bring visions, dreams and brands to life, and the Marketing and Communications team who will support your outreach campaigns and proposal development.

The Head of Business Development can work from our Denver office, or work remotely for candidates based in any of our target markets: Seattle, Southeast (Atlanta, Charlotte, Nashville), Chicago, and California. Some travel is required.

RESPONSIBILITIES

You’ll meet every week with the Lead dots, our CEO, and occasionally with our advisory board. Every step you take, no matter how small, brings us closer towards our goal of tripling revenue and expanding artist opportunities over the next seven years. The right person will be calculated, consistent and fearless.

  • Success will be measured by increase in company revenue.
  • Currently 92% of our projects are from repeat clients or client referrals. You will shift this ratio over time toward 50% new business within three years. Currently 54% of our projects are in the Colorado area. You will shift this ratio to <40% within 3 years by expanding our client base nationally.
  • While developing your long-range pipeline, you’ll analyze and optimize existing sales systems to reinforce a solid foundation for revenue growth. You will own establishing of and monthly reporting on department KPIs.
  • By the end of year one, you will have hired your first sales team member to build on the momentum you’ve created.
  • As a leader in the company, you will help establish and incorporate diversity, equity, and inclusion goals into our business development work.
  • Over time your role will become more specialized and strategic – guiding marketing campaigns, influencing client service offerings, analyzing sales data and managing performance in your department.
  • Advancement opportunities include Chief Revenue Officer or Head of Growth. 
SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS
  • 7+ years in sales, with a proven track record of selling professional services. 
  • Experience in our key client industry of commercial real estate development, including adjacent services such as architecture, design, construction, development or finance in order to “talk shop” around real estate development and art’s ROI. Must have the ability to speak authentically with clients about their unique needs.
  • Creative thinker who can imagine the path toward a new pipeline of $1M+ deals and take the daily steps to make it happen. You will be working independently every day, so you’ll need a self-motivated workstyle, with proven experience working remotely.
  • A “Closer” mindset with the ability to build long-term relationships and pursue account based sales – we have a niche business with very specific client personas, and this role will lead targeted outreach campaigns.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication to craft a compelling pitch about how our services can transform our clients’ space into experiences. You ask the kinds of questions that help prospects understand their problems and lead them toward creative solutions.
COMPENSATION

Salary: Base pay of $120,000 with a required $1M in closed business. Profit share pays out on every dollar beyond $1M. Plus company benefits. 

Company Benefits

  • Self-Managed Paid Time Off (At this level in the company, your PTO is unlimited. Take it when you need it.)
  • Company holidays (9/year)
  • Flex days (6/year, begins accruing immediately)
  • Full health benefits, dental vision and life insurance (eligible the first of the month following 60 days of employment)
  • 401(K) Plan with Employer Match (eligible after 90 days of employment)
  • Parental leave (eligible after 1 year of full-time salaried employment)
  • Continuing Education budget
  • Company retreat
  • Sabbatical Program

HOW TO APPLY

NINE dot ARTS is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to maintaining a non-discriminatory work environment. Diversity on our team makes our work stronger. We encourage minority candidates to apply.

Please email your resume along with a brief (+/- 60-second) video describing yourself, your interest in the company and why you feel like this job is a good match for you. Resumes should be sent to careers@ninedotarts.com. Please use the following subject in your email: “Your Name, Head of Business Development,” and let us know how you heard about the role. Videos should be shared with careers@ninedotarts.com via DropBox, WeTransfer or email attachment. No phone calls please. Resumes will be reviewed weekly. Applications accepted until position is filled.

Marketing Manager

We’re NINE dot ARTS. From hotels, multi-family residential properties, and offices to large-scale, mixed use developments to interactive public art installations, our team leverages the power of original art to transform ordinary places into one-of-a-kind experiences. We curate inspiring collections that not only present a visual narrative, but connect people to places and brands. We are looking for a Marketing Manager to tell our story. 

THE ROLE

This role oversees strategic marketing efforts in support of the company’s growth. You’ll take our established brand voice and expand its reach to our target markets, develop a plan to segment our client versus artist audiences, and manage the work of external agencies and a small but growing in-house team.

This role reports to CEO and Co-Founder, Martha Weidmann, and manages our Communication Designer, Natalie Greenberg, to spearhead our marketing efforts. Natalie will introduce you to our newly hired marketing intern when you arrive. You’ll collaborate with our award-winning Curatorial studio, who bring visions, dreams and brands to life, and the Head of Business Development to support account based marketing efforts, outreach campaigns and sales proposal development.

The Marketing Manager can work from our Denver office, or work remotely for candidates based in any of the following areas: Seattle, Southeast (Atlanta, Charlotte, Nashville), Chicago, and California. Some travel is required.

SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS

The Marketing Manager is a storyteller who nurtures our existing client relationships and connects us with new audiences. You understand the power of a brand and how art can elevate it.

  • 7+ years experience, with a proven track record of successful campaigns targeting niche industry accounts through Account Based Marketing.
  • Content marketing experience is a must. You know how to communicate effectively & recognize that talent in others.
  • Experience managing staff and external agencies. 
  • Must have the ability to communicate authentically to our clients about their unique needs. You can “talk shop” around real estate development and art’s ROI. You use your exceptional written and verbal communication to craft a compelling pitch about how our services can transform our clients’ space into experiences.
  • Experience working in professional services is a plus, particularly experience with our key client industry of commercial real estate development, including adjacent services such as architecture, design, construction, development or finance.
  • You’re a creative thinker and a doer, and you can chart a marketing path that will support our Sales team’s growth of new, niche, $1M+ accounts. 
RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Develop and meet milestones to execute against our 2021-22 marketing roadmap.
  • Oversee company communications including social media content, thought leadership content, articles, PR campaigns, speeches, podcasts or webinars for the CEO, and web content for our project profiles.
  • Oversee all proposals that go out to clients, with support from our Curators to estimate appropriate budgets and from our Communication Designer to maintain proposal templates and write additional copy as needed.
  • Work collaboratively with the Head of Business Development to ensure that sales campaign schedules are met, and various aspects of proposals are accurate and delivered in a timely manner.
  • Success will be measured by your ability to use account based marketing to reach new clients, nurture our existing referral base, and support revenue growth.
  • Develop and maintain our marketing systems to coordinate your marketing team and external agencies. You will own establishing of and monthly reporting on department KPIs.
  • Establish and incorporate diversity, equity, and inclusion goals into our marketing work.
  • By the end of year one, potentially add another full time member to your team to build on the momentum you’ve created.
  • Advancement opportunities include Head of Marketing.
COMPENSATION

Salary: $65-80k DOE plus company benefits. 

Company Benefits

  • Paid Time Off (begins accruing on first full pay period)
  • Company holidays (9/year)
  • Flex days (6/year, begins accruing immediately)
  • Full health benefits, dental vision and life insurance (eligible the first of the month following 60 days of employment)
  • 401(K) Plan with Employer Match (eligible after 90 days of employment)
  • Parental leave (eligible after 1 year of full-time salaried employment)
  • Continuing Education budget
  • Company retreat
  • Sabbatical Program
HOW TO APPLY

NINE dot ARTS is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to maintaining a non-discriminatory work environment. Diversity on our team makes our work stronger. We encourage minority candidates to apply.

Please email your resume along with a brief (+/- 60-second) video describing yourself, your interest in the company and why you feel like this job is a good match for you. Resumes should be sent to careers@ninedotarts.com. Please use the following subject in your email: “Your Name, Marketing Manager,” and let us know how you heard about the role. Videos should be shared with careers@ninedotarts.com via DropBox, WeTransfer or email attachment. No phone calls please. Resumes will be reviewed weekly. Applications accepted until position is filled.

Executive Assistant

We’re NINE dot ARTS. From hotels, multi-family residential properties, and offices to large-scale, mixed use developments to interactive public art installations, our team leverages the power of original art to transform ordinary places into one-of-a-kind experiences. We curate inspiring collections that not only present a visual narrative, but connect people to places and brands.

We’ve completed 825 commercial real estate projects, worked in 35 states and four countries, and generated $35M total ($6M annually) in revenue for the creative economy since 2009. We make jobs in the arts, and build opportunities for artists. We’re a creative powerhouse, and we’re growing.

THE ROLE

As Executive Assistant, you’ll work closely with the CEO and Lead dots to prepare, organize and maximize effectiveness of the company’s leaders. 

The Executive Assistant can work from our Denver office, or work remotely for candidates based in any of our target markets: Seattle, Southeast (Atlanta, Charlotte, Nashville), Chicago, and California. Minimal travel is required.

Day-to-day responsibilities consist of approximately:

  • 40% logistics such as scheduling and arranging meetings and travel, and preparing the Lead Dots team for weekly meetings. A highly effective “gatekeeper” who creates agendas, handles small or simple topics in writing and reserves meeting space for complex, high priority agenda items.
  • 30% administrative which could include researching clients, prospects, contacts, trends, data entry and drafting monthly executive team reports for staff and advisory board. 
  • 30% strategic communications such as daily email, prospect and client correspondence, meeting agendas, meeting minutes, phone screenings, advisory board and lead dot communications, copyedits, talking points, and presentation decks.

This role owns the CEO’s weekly calendar – preparing for appointments a week in advance with agendas, attendee confirmation and research on who will attend and which topics need to be discussed. For example, a day in the life of the CEO could include:

  • an 8:30 am call on liability insurance and risk assessment (you would check the last meeting notes and ensure we completed any next steps listed)
  • a 10:00 call on filing tax returns in multiple states (you would check the last meeting notes and ensure we come prepared with information needed and relevant questions)
  • an 11:00 sales pitch for a master planned community in Dallas (you would research the developer and any collaborators, collaborate with the marketing team on the presentation deck, and send notes and articles to CEO ahead of time) 
  • a 12:00 lunch n’ learn with our dot team (ensure the CEO knows the curator presenting, the client, and who referred us, i.e. architect, designer, or other client, so that she could speak to the referral source with specific examples of art in the project)
  • a 1:30 presentation to the capstone students at a Michigan University (you would confirm the student’s focus areas, prepare the presentation deck, and insert any relevant survey questions for the audience)
  • a 3:45 site walk with a developer in Colorado Springs (you would prepare an agenda with goals and next steps, and include relevant links to the site plans)  

Your preparation, organization, and efficiency make you an invaluable team member, and your growth will be measured by your ability to predict the needs of a busy CEO.  

SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS

Who you are and what you bring to the role:

  • Exceptional written and verbal communication is a must. You don’t have to give show-stopping presentations, but you know how important effective communication is, so you work hard to be clear and understood.  
  • Excellent administrative skills, with the ability to communicate and interact with a variety of board members, staff, clients and consultants.
  • You are comfortable with technology and can rock an Excel sheet, help troubleshoot a Zoom call, and bounce from Google Docs and Slides to Microsoft Office and back again, seamlessly and effortlessly. Bonus points for experience with Sage Intacct or Active Campaign.
  • You’re self-motivated and able to work independently. You make sure you know what’s expected of you and you deliver. 
  • Strong attention to detail and organizational systems to keep track of your tasks, easily reference previous notes, and learn the cadence of our work enough to get ahead of it and be proactive.
COMPENSATION

$45-55k annual salary, DOE plus company benefits.

Company Benefits:

  • Paid Time Off (begins accruing on first full pay period)
  • Company holidays (9/year)
  • Flex days (6/year, begins accruing immediately)
  • Full health benefits, dental vision and life insurance (eligible the first of the month following 60 days of employment)
  • 401(K) Plan with Employer Match (eligible after 90 days of employment)
  • Parental leave (eligible after 1 year of full-time salaried employment)
  • Continuing Education budget
  • Company retreat
  • Sabbatical Program
HOW TO APPLY

NINE dot ARTS is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to maintaining a non-discriminatory work environment. Diversity on our team makes our work stronger. We encourage minority candidates to apply.

Please email your resume along with a brief (+/- 60-second) video describing yourself, your interest in the company and why you feel like this job is a good match for you. Resumes should be sent to careers@ninedotarts.com. Please use the following subject in your email: “Your Name, Executive Assistant,” and let us know how you heard about the role. Videos should be shared with careers@ninedotarts.com via DropBox, WeTransfer or email attachment. No phone calls please. Resumes will be reviewed weekly. Applications accepted until position is filled.

LOOKING FOR AN INTERNSHIP?
Summer/Fall internships will be posted in May/June so be sure to check back!

how to apply:

NINE dot ARTS is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to maintaining a non-discriminatory work environment. Diversity on our team makes our work stronger. We encourage minority candidates to apply.

Please email your resume along with a 60-second video describing yourself, your interest in the company and why you feel like this job is a good match for you. Resumes should be sent to careers@ninedotarts.com. Please use the following subject in your email: “[Your Name], [Position Title].”

Videos should be shared with careers@ninedotarts.com via DropBox, WeTransfer or email. No phone calls please. Resumes will be reviewed weekly.

Applications accepted until position is filled.

Martha Weidmann

Martha Weidmann

CEO & Co-Founder

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