CXC, the Columbus-based comics festival, is hiring; deadline is tomorrow at 5 pm though, so brush up that resume. The fest has rapidly become a focus for comics art on all levels, and this is a chance to help in all aspects. The job listing also gives an idea of what it takes to put on such an event. These things don’t happen by accident! Details:
CXC is hiring! We’re looking for an Operations Manager to oversee logistics and fundraising for the festival! The deadline for applications is April 19. See below for a full job description.
Cartoon Crossroads Columbus Operations Manager
20 hours per week/schedule to be negotiated
Consultant position salary $36,000/year
Description: The CXC Operations Manager (OM) is responsible for logistics and fundraising related to the annual citywide cartoon festival. S/he reports to the CXC board of directors and is tasked with partnering with the CXC Executive Director to accomplish the goals of the festival.
Other duties include but are not limited to management of all routine CXC business functions including board and council committee records; supervision of CXC e-mail accounts; oversight of CXC Gantt chart; coordination of the logistics of multiple event venues; organization and oversight of guest and vendor arrangements; liaise between the CXC office and the CXC volunteer coordinator and CXC guest relations coordinator; oversight of the production of posters and other printed materials; involvement with CXC Website and social media as needed. During CXC week, the OM will function as the event manager/show runner, responsible for all logistical arrangements at the various sites. Extended work hours are expected during the festival week, with compensatory time off provided following the event wrap-up. The OM serves as an ex officio member of the CXC Executive Committee and partners with the Executive Director in developing its agenda.
This position provides a broad range of high-level professional administrative support for CXC. The OM anticipates challenges and makes recommendations for solutions and improvements; performs with advance levels of independence, judgment and responsibility; keeps abreast with organizational objectives, policies, procedures in order to work cooperatively as part of the CXC team.
Required qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in appropriate field or equivalent combination of education and experience. Appropriate administrative experience, including fund raising. Highly developed communication skills (interpersonal, written and personal); ability to be resourceful and functional equally effectively in a team or independently; ability to conduct all activities with an exceptional level of judgment, organization, poise and professionalism; ability to multi-task; advanced proficiency on Microsoft Outlook, Dropbox file-sharing service, Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Expertise in Gantt chart management.
Desired qualifications: Knowledge and appreciation of cartooning. Management experience in a small non-profit. Experience with Survey Monkey.
The expectation of the board is that this hiree will secure new funding to cover his/her salary after nine months in the position. The intent of the CXC board is that this position becomes self-supporting and full-time as soon as feasible.
To apply, send a resume and contact information for 3 references to Lucy Shelton Caswell, chair of the CXC Operations Manager search Committee, at lucy@cartooncrossroadscolu
Applications will be accepted until 5 pm on April 19, 2017.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.