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Theta Charity Antiques Show

One of the preeminent charity antiques show in the nation, featuring nearly 70 exhibitors and benefiting 8 local charities

Now in its 66th year, the Theta Charity Antiques Show is one of the preeminent charity antiques shows in the country, with proceeds benefitting deserving local charities. The 2018 Show—which focuses on the timeless beauty of botanicals—brings together nearly 70 exhibitors and features fine art, furniture, and decor spanning a wide variety of design styles and time periods. Visitors can experience the Show in full bloom by taking expert-led walks through the exhibition space, browsing curated collections of antiques and artisan-made items for the home, and attending talks and book signings by renowned designers (Ashley Woodson Bailey, James Farmer, Suzanne Kasler, Miles Redd and Carolyne Roehm). Visit www.thetacharityantiquesshow.com for more information. 



Proceeds from the 2018 Theta Charity Antiques Show support the Texas Children's Cancer & Hematology Centers, Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens/The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Child Advocates, Inc., the Kappa Alpha Theta Foundation, Arrow Child & Family Ministries — Freedom Place, Martha's Way — CCSC, Second Servings, and Small Steps Nurturing Center.

When:
Nov 16, 2018 to Nov 18, 2018
Friday, November 16, 2018 Schedule: 10 a.m. Exhibits Open 10:30 a.m. A Conversation and Book Signing with Designer Miles Redd 1:00 p.m. Designer Walk with Randy Powers 1:00 p.m. Art Walk with Melissa Grobmeyer 2:00 p.m. A Conversation and Book Signing with Designer Suzanne Kasler 6:00 p.m. Exhibits Close Saturday, November 17, 2018 Schedule: 10 a.m. Exhibits Open 10:30 a.m. A Conversation and Book Signing with Designer  Carolyne Roehm 1:00 p.m. Designer Walk with Courtnay Elias 1:00 p.m. Art Walk with Sarah Foltz 2:00 p.m. A Conversation with Ashley Woodson Bailey 4:00 p.m. Designer Walk with Courtney Hill Fertitta 6:00 p.m. Exhibits Close Sunday, November 18, 2018 Schedule: 11 a.m. Designer Walk and Book Signing with James Farmer 12 p.m. Exhibits Open 1:00 p.m. Conversation and Book Signing with James Farmer 3:00 p.m. Designer Walk with Hallie Henley Sims 6:00 p.m. Exhibits Close
Cost:
$20 in advance; $25 at the door.
Time:
10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Friday Time & Price:
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday Time & Price:
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday Time & Price:
12 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Mercury Chamber Orchestra - Business Manager

Mercury Chamber Orchestra seeks a full-time business manager to join our team!

 

Title:                         Business Manager

Reports to:             Executive Director

Compensation:     Commensurate with experience and qualifications; includes benefits and health insurance

Position type:        Full-time

 

The Organization

 

Founded in 2000, Mercury has achieved phenomenal growth over the last decade, presenting over 30 performances each season, reaching more than 20,000 audience members each year through our distinctive concert series, community events, school outreach and recording projects. Under the artistic leadership of Antoine Plante, Mercury serves the community by celebrating the power of music, Baroque and beyond, by teaching, sharing and performing with passion, intimacy and excellence. Mercury has an administrative team of six full-time employees and two part-time employees. Our annual operating budget is $1.6 million.  

 

The Business Manager Position

 

The Business Manager is responsible for organizing and coordinating office operations and procedures to ensure day to day effectiveness and efficiency in Mercury’s work to advance its mission in the Houston community. The position includes responsibilities in accounting functions, human resource processes, systems and office management, and executive assistance.  


 

Key Duties and Responsibilities

 

Financial Management

 

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Manage all aspects of day to day bookkeeping and accounting processes including: accounts payable, accounts receivable, bank deposits, journal entries, and cash management.

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Execute bi-monthly payroll activities using a third-party payroll company.

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Perform annual 1099 reporting process for vendors and contractors.

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Prepare monthly and quarterly financial reports, including standard financial reports, budget vs. actual reports and grant-specific financial reports.

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Work closely with outside CPA to execute month-end closing procedures, reconciliations, and postings. 

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Coordinate with outside CPA in preparation of year-end IRS 990 filings.

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Support Executive Director in development and analysis of annual organization budget.

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Support Executive Director and Development Staff in producing grant proposal budgets.

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Maintain accounting procedures and policies and systems of internal controls to ensure the integrity of all financial systems.

 

Personnel

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Prepare paperwork and assist with the onboarding of all new employees.

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Train new employees on system details, office functions, and organizational policies and procedures.

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Manage company health plan and employee benefit programs, and maintain all personnel files.

 

Administration and Executive Assistance

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Ensure effective and efficient office functions by managing and maintaining equipment contracts, lease agreements, operating system procedures, adequate office supply orders, and organizational calendar guidelines.  

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Assist Executive Director in planning and scheduling Board meetings and Committee meetings and distribute meeting agendas and materials.

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Assist Executive Director with scheduling and follow-up for individual meetings with Board, Staff and Donors as well as arrangements for business travel and other project management needs.

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Provide concert and event support as assigned.

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Organize and maintain institutional records and documents.

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Perform non-routine tasks requiring strong judgement and initiative.

 

Qualifications

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Bachelor’s degree; business administration or finance preferred.

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Two or more years work experience in a bookkeeping/accounting function; non-profit organization preferred.

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Excellent Quickbooks and Excel skills, including all normal accounting transactions, GL management, budgeting, and reporting.

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Exceptional organizational skills with ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks with an acute attention to detail and good judgement.

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Emotional maturity, professionalism, and the ability to be discrete and maintain confidentiality without exception.

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Natural ability to work independently and in a fast-paced, team environment.

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Strong communication and problem-solving skills. 

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Willingness to work weekend and evening hours for concerts and events.


Interested candidates should submit a letter of application describing interest and qualifications, resume, salary history, and three references to: jobs@mercuryhouston.org.  No calls please.  


 

 

Mercury Chamber Orchestra
3100 Timmons Lane, Suite 201
Houston, TX 77027

713-533-0080

mercuryhouston.org

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Due Date: Nov 30, 2018
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The Market at Sawyer Yards


Next: October 13th, 11-5 PM
Surrounded by the highest concentration of working artists in all of Texas, the market coincides with 2nd Saturday Open Studios, when artists from The Silos at Sawyer Yards, Winter, Spring, Summer and Silver Street Studios, open their studios to the public. The Washington Avenue Arts District hosts this eclectic Saturday market produced by Mitch Cohen of First Saturday Arts Market.
When:
Oct 13, 2018
Cost:
Free
Time:
11:00 am
Kid Friendly:
Yes
Saturday Time & Price:
Free
General Categories: 
Event Type: 

Sawyer Yards Second Saturday


Spend the afternoon wandering through Sawyer Yards' five studio buildings and discover an extensive selection of painting, sculpture, jewelry, photography, clothing, mixed media and more. Meet some of the 300+ artists, learn about their work and add a new piece (or two!) to your collection. Second Saturday is a free event and open to the public, so bring your friends!


PARTICIPATING SPACES: 
The Silos at Sawyer -1502 Sawyer St.

Silver Street - 2000 Edwards St.

Winter Street Studios - 2101 Winter St.

EXTENDED HOURS: 2-7PM 
Spring Street Studios - 1824 Spring St.

Summer Street Studios - 2204 Summer St.

Sabine Street Studios - 1907 Sabine St.
When:
Oct 13, 2018
Cost:
Free
Time:
12:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
Saturday Time & Price:
Free
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Event Type: 

The Idea Fund - Info Session Galveston

Wednesday, October 17, 2018, 6:30PM
Galveston Artist Residency
2521 Mechanic Street, Galveston, TX 77550

Our info sessions give artists a chance to hear from The Idea Fund’s administrators about the application process. This is a great opportunity for artists to ask questions before they apply.

The Idea Fund provides cash awards to artists at three distinct levels: Spark ($1,000), Catalyst ($4,000), and Stimulus ($7,000) artist-generated, or artist-centered projects that exemplify the unconventional, interventionist, conceptual, entrepreneurial, participatory, or guerrilla artistic practices that occur outside of the traditional frameworks of support. Support is provided for individual artists, curators, collectives, collaboratives, or partnerships from the Houston metro area (Harris, Galveston, Brazoria, Fort Bend, Waller, Chambers, Liberty, and Montgomery counties).

The Idea Fund Round 11 Application Deadline is October 29, 2018.



Due Date: Oct 17, 2018
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M-AAA FY20 Artistic Innovations - Letter of Intent

Letter of Intent due on October 15, 2018
Artistic Innovations grants in FY20, supporting the creation and presentation of new artistic endeavors taking place between July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020, begin with a Letter of Intent due on October 15, 2018. 

Artists and arts organizations from Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas (the six states in M-AAA’s region) are eligible to apply.  

A great Artistic Innovations project is one that has in-person experiences of art, art making, or artists at the heart of the initiative and introduces a new or original idea or product to the applicant’s audience. Engagement through feature presentation and outreach includes but is not limited to performance, publication, lecture/ demonstration, exhibition, master class and/or workshop.

Learn more about the current FY19 grantees here. Read about the LOI opportunity, including guidelines and application links for both individual artists and nonprofit organizations.  

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Ready & Resilient Emergency Preparedness for Independent Artist - Harris County

HAA believes in being Ready + Resilient so you are invited to a series of workshops to ensure artists and arts organizations are prepared for the next emergency.


Localized emergencies, regional disasters, and catastrophic events can have a devastating impact on independent artists, as well as arts and cultural organizations, where even a brief loss of business can threaten sustainability.

During these free workshops led by national experts from Performing Arts Readiness and CERF+, you will learn about the disaster planning process, contents of a disaster plan, managing risk, insurance coverage, business continuity issues, and receive information about resources to help with planning for the next disaster.  The program is funded in part by The Rebuild Texas Fund, Performing Arts Readiness, Southwest Airlines, Zinc, & Westfield Insurance Foundation, in addition to private donations.

LOCATION:
Harris, Galveston, and Fort Bend Counties
Houston Arts Alliance Gallery, 3201 Allen Parkway, Houston, TX 77019

Register at houstonartsalliance.com/ready
Due Date: Oct 24, 2018
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Ready & Resilient Emergency Preparedness for Independent Artist - Montgomery, Liberty, & San Jacinto Counties

HAA believes in being Ready + Resilient so you are invited to a series of workshops to ensure artists and arts organizations are prepared for the next emergency.


Localized emergencies, regional disasters, and catastrophic events can have a devastating impact on independent artists, as well as arts and cultural organizations, where even a brief loss of business can threaten sustainability.

During these free workshops led by national experts from Performing Arts Readiness and CERF+, you will learn about the disaster planning process, contents of a disaster plan, managing risk, insurance coverage, business continuity issues, and receive information about resources to help with planning for the next disaster.  The program is funded in part by The Rebuild Texas Fund, Performing Arts Readiness, Southwest Airlines, Zinc, & Westfield Insurance Foundation, in addition to private donations.

LOCATION:
Montgomery, Liberty, & San Jacinto Counties 
Splendora Gardens, 26041 Midline Rd, Cleveland, TX 77328

Register at houstonartsalliance.com/ready
Due Date: Oct 23, 2018
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