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4 days ago

Assistant Manager, Corporate & Foundation Relations (WNO)

John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Washington, DC

Include: Identify, cultivate, and solicit current and prospective donors/sponsors, working with Manager of Corporate and Foundation Relations and… The Washington Post


17 hrs ago

Senior Vice President of Operations – new

John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Washington, DC

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is seeking an experienced and skilled professional to work with the CenterâÂ?Â?s senior… The Washington Post


30+ days ago

Payroll/Accounting Technician

Kennedy Center Washington, DC

Include: Payroll Processing - Process and reconcile weekly and bi-weekly, union and non-union payrolls through the… Glassdoor


30+ days ago

Part- Time Concessions Seller

Kennedy Center Washington, DC

include: manning refreshment carts, selling performance merchandise at kiosks, and assisting with artist signings. Education/Experience/Skills Must… Glassdoor


30+ days ago

Vice President, Public Relations

Kennedy Center Washington, DC

The John F. Kennedy Center is seeking an experienced professional to lead its public relations team. As a senior management team member reporting to… Glassdoor


30+ days ago

Sales Associates

Kennedy Center Washington, DC

High school diploma or GED required. Experience in retail operations preferred. Must have strong interpersonal and communications skills, and the… Glassdoor


6 days ago

Maintenance Mechanic

Kennedy Center Washington, DC

$24.20 to $28.31 / Per Hour OPEN PERIOD: Thursday, December 11, 2014 to Monday, December 29, 2014 SERIES & GRADE: WG-4749-09 POSITION… Glassdoor


23 days ago

Vice President, Education

Kennedy Center Washington, DC

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts seeks an experienced leader to serve as the Vice President for Education. Together with the… Glassdoor


30+ days ago

Vice President, Human Resources

Kennedy Center Washington, DC

The Human Resources function serves the Kennedy Center, the National Symphony Orchestra and the Washington National Opera, with a total of… Glassdoor


30+ days ago

Telemarketers

Kennedy Center Washington, DC

Qualified minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply… Glassdoor


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    Fundraising assistants enjoy awesome VP, cool experiences. Dept. is well-oiled machine with limited growth opportunities

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    Former Employee - Assistant In Development Department in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Assistant In Development Department in Washington, DC

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    Pros

    The VP of the development department is amazing - has been at the KC for 15+ years, is great at her job and well-connected, and knows and greets all of her employees by name. Working in such a high-profile fundraising operation (many donors contribute to have access to prestigious events) provides a fascinating perspective on prominent Washingtonians and national leaders. Plenty of cool and "sexy" experiences backstage, at exclusive events, etc., even if all assistants do is stand around and direct guests to the next location, fun stories to tell your friends. Sporadic access to amazing cultural events. Many fundraising best practices in place in a very compartmentalized and mature development operation, it's a great place to learn the ropes from some real experts. Promotions in development department are just about always from within.

    Cons

    In the development department - Mediocre work-life balance (e.g., last-minute event staffing assignments), unwarranted favoritism to National Advancement team. Not a family-friendly environment, department mostly consists of young single people who can work terrible hours and afford not to have a life outside of the KC. In the KC generally - Low wages. Minimal investment in professional development (e.g., pathetic tuition reimbursement, no reimbursement for professional development organizations or activities). Promotions are limited, hyper-competitive, and in the end not for much more money or responsibility. Very isolated and inflexible culture - little dialogue with other organizations, arts or otherwise, so leaving the KC was like leaving a cult. Lack of technology investment (e.g., awful website, outdated internal systems), which means working remotely is impossible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Deborah Rutter (new president as of September 2014) - I have so much hope for you! Please listen to your senior staff, enable them to invest in and reward their best employees, and bring the KC into the 21st century.

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