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The Carnegie Welcomes Sergio Aguillón-Mata as Deputy Director

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Sergio Aguillón-Mata

(COVINGTON, KY) Jan. 10, 2022 – The Carnegie is excited to announce the addition of Sergio Aguillon-Mata to its administrative team as its new Deputy Director. The Deputy Director is a co-leader of The Carnegie and responsible for several aspects of operations.

Specifically, the Deputy Director will work in conjunction with The Carnegie’s Executive Director as well as other department directors to implement the three-year strategic plan to grow the organization’s capacity. Additionally, Aguillón-Mata will work to help realize The Carnegie’s vision of being recognized as an artistic leader throughout Northern Kentucky, providing leadership, management and oversight to finance and rentals. He will also work with Best to co-manage fundraising activities while showcasing a clear vision, passion and commitment to organization’s mission and providing accessibility in the arts sector.

“Sergio is a talented, dedicated individual with a wealth of experience that will serve him and, in turn, The Carnegie, well in this role,” says The Carnegie’s Executive Director Kim Best. “We are excited to welcome him to our team and enjoy all of the wonderful contributions he is able to bring about on behalf of The Carnegie and our patrons.”

Born in Mexico City, Aguillón-Mata’s background is in Hispanic Philology and Literature. An author of three books of fiction published in Mexico, 2003 saw him receive the Punto de Partida award from the National Autonomous University of Mexico for his essay “Palingenesia.” He lived in Germany between 2008-2010 where he researched the work of Cuban poet Severo Sarduy through a grant via the German Service of Foreign Academic Exchange, also known as a DAAD. Coming stateside in 2010, he previously worked for the Workers Defense Project as a member of AmeriCorps in Austin. He would later move to Cincinnati in 2012, working for the local Feeding America affiliate, the Freestore Foodbank, prior to joining The Carnegie.

Joking that he is part of “the machinery behind the curtain” akin to The Wizard of Oz, Aguillón-Mata is excited to join “a fantastic team” to the benefit of The Carnegie.

“I want things to work seamlessly in the organization so people can perform at their best. I have my own artistic and intellectual curiosities as an audience member and am very much interested in contributing to new additions to the calendar when it comes to event planning,” he says. “We need to be a platform for local talent and we intend to help our artists amplifying their reach to other parts of the world.”

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About The Carnegie
The Carnegie is Northern Kentucky’s largest multidisciplinary arts venue providing theatre events, educational programs and art exhibitions to the Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati community. The Carnegie facility is home to The Carnegie Galleries, the Otto M. Budig Theatre, and the Eva G. Farris Education Center.  More information about The Carnegie is available at thecarnegie.com or by calling (859) 491-2030. 

The Carnegie receives ongoing operating support from Cincinnati International Wine Festival, The Greater Cincinnati Foundation, Kenton County Fiscal Courts, the Kentucky Arts Council and the City of Covington. The Carnegie is also supported by the generosity of more than 40,000 contributors to the ArtsWave Community Campaign.

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THE SOUND OF MUSIC Runs Jan. 29-Feb. 13

TC_The Sound of Music logoTHE SOUND OF MUSIC 
The Carnegie
Jan. 29-Feb. 13
[Covington]

Directed & choreographed by Leslie Goddard Baum
Music directed by Steve Goers

Cast: Abigail Tucker as Maria Rainer, Helen Anneliesa Raymond-Goers as The Mother Abbess/Admiral Von Schreiber, Ollice Spaulding as Sister Berthe/Frau Schmidt, Jessica Zylstra as Sister Margaretta/Frau Zeller, Sally Modzelewski as Sister Sophia/Baroness Elberfeld, Evan Koons as Captain Georg Von Trapp, Sean P. Mette as Franz, Andrew Burke as Rolf, Claire Lopatka as Elsa Schraeder/Nun ensemble, Jeremiah Plessinger as Max Detweiler, Chris Bishop as Herr Zeller/Ensemble, Alyssa Hart as Liesl, Javier Beatty as Friedrich, Arabella Bertucci as Louisa, Desmond Hutchens as Kurt, Peyton Morgan as Brigitta, Maggie Zink as Marta & Lila Rogers as Gretl

One of the most beloved musicals of all time! In Austria, 1938, an exuberant young governess brings music and joy back to a broken family, only to face danger and intrigue as the Nazis gain power. Featuring an iconic score including “My Favorite Things,” “Sixteen going on Seventeen,” and “Climb Every Mountain.” This family-friendly favorite shares a meaningful story to share with all ages.

12/30/21 – For the safety of guests and staff, event attendees are requested to wear a mask while inside of The Carnegie. This policy will be updated according to local and state health ordinances as needed. 

  • Sat, Jan. 29 at 7:30pm
  • Sun, Jan. 30 at 3pm
  • Fri, Feb. 4 at 7:30pm
  • Sat, Feb. 5 at 2pm & 7:30pm
  • Sun, Feb. 6 at 3pm
  • Fri, Feb. 11 at 7:30pm
  • Sat, Feb. 12 at 2pm & 7:30pm
  • Sun, Feb. 13 at 3pm

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The Carnegie Theatre Season Continues With THE SOUND OF MUSIC

TC_The Sound of Music logoBeloved family-friendly musical to be performed weekends Jan. 29-Feb.13

(COVINGTON, KY) The Carnegie proudly continues its 2021-22 Theatre Series with the beloved Rodgers & Hammertstein musical THE SOUND OF MUSIC, playing on the Otto M. Budig stage weekends Jan. 29 – Feb. 13, 2022.

Set in Austria, THE SOUND OF MUSIC tells the story of an exuberant young governess as she brings music and joy back to a broken family… Only to face danger as the Nazis gain power.

Featuring an iconic score, THE SOUND OF MUSIC features performances of several classic tunes including “My Favorite Things,” Sixteen Going on Seventeen” and “Climb Every Mountain.” This family-friendly favorite shares a meaningful story in a setting enjoyable for all ages.

“We can’t wait to share this classic musical with families across the tristate in a triumphant return to our gorgeous, historic theatre,” said The Carnegie Theatre Director Maggie Perrino. “We’ve been busy during the last 20 months and audiences will not only see a spectacular show but also a lot of restoration work to the facility that will keep our theatre beautiful for the next generation. Come and share a special theatre experience with the family at The Carnegie this winter!”

Performances of THE SOUND OF MUSIC run weekends Jan. 29-Feb. 13, with an initial Saturday, Jan. 29 performance at 7:30 p.m. followed by performances on Fridays at 7:30 p.m., remaining Saturdays at 2 and 7:30 p.m., and Sundays at 3 p.m. Tickets are $32, $29 for Carnegie Members, $25 for students, and $15 for children under 10. Tickets can be purchased through The Carnegie Box Office, open Tuesday-Friday 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., in person or by phone at (859) 957-1940, or online at www.thecarnegie.com. Patrons seeking group or student tickets should call to make arrangements.

CONTENT ADVISORY:  This is a family-friendly production. Appropriate for all ages.

“The Sound of Music” is presented by special arrangement with CONCORD Theatricals, Inc. 

The Carnegie’s 2021-22 Theatre Series is presented by the Otto M. Budig Family Foundation. Additional support for The Carnegie’s Theatre Series comes from the Kentucky Tourism, Arts & Heritage Cabinet. 

About The Carnegie: The Carnegie is Northern Kentucky’s largest multidisciplinary arts venue providing theatre events, educational programs and art exhibitions to the Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati community. The Carnegie facility is home to The Carnegie Galleries, the Otto M. Budig Theatre, and the Eva G. Farris Education Center.  More information about The Carnegie is available at www.thecarnegie.com or by calling (859) 491-2030.

The Carnegie receives ongoing operating support from the Carol Ann and Ralph V Haile, Jr Foundation, Cincinnati International Wine Festival, the City of Covington, The Greater Cincinnati Foundation, Kenton County Fiscal Courts, and the Kentucky Arts Council.  

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CAST:

  • Maria Rainer – Abigail Tucker
  • The Mother Abbess/Admiral Von Schreiber – Helen Anneliesa Raymond-Goers
  • Sister Berthe/Frau Schmidt – Ollice Spaulding
  • Sister Margaretta/Frau Zeller – Jessica Zylstra
  • Sister Sophia/Baroness Elberfeld – Sally Modzelewski
  • Captain Georg Von Trapp – Evan Koons
  • Franz – Sean P. Mette
  • Rolf – Andrew Burke
  • Elsa Schraeder/Nun ensemble – Claire Lopatka
  • Max Detweiler – Jeremiah Plessinger
  • Herr Zeller/Ensemble – Chris Bishop
  • Liesl – Alyssa Hart
  • Friedrich – Javier Beatty
  • Louisa – Arabella Bertucci
  • Kurt – Desmond Hutchens
  • Brigitta – Peyton Morgan
  • Marta – Maggie Zink
  • Gretl – Lila Rogers

PRODUCTION TEAM:

  • Director/Choreographer – Leslie Goddard Baum
  • Assistant Choreographer – Nathan Goodlett
  • Music Director – Steve Goers
  • SM – Morgan Becker
  • Assistant Director – Hannah Gregory
  • ASM/Props – Erin Caudill
  • Costume Design – Beth Joos
  • Scenic Designer – Tyler Gabbard
  • Sound Designer – Eric Bardes
  • Lighting Design – Baron Leon
  • Technical Director – Alicia Rhodus
  • Maggie Perrino – Producer

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Cast Announced for THE SOUND OF MUSIC at The Carnegie

TC_The Sound of Music logoThe Carnegie Announces Cast for Production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC
Beloved musical to be performed weekends Jan. 29 – Feb. 13, 2022

COVINGTON, KY – The Carnegie is pleased to announce the cast and production team for THE SOUND OF MUSIC, playing weekends Jan. 29 – Feb. 13, 2022. Set in Austria 1938, THE SOUND OF MUSIC tells the story of an exuberant young governess as she brings music and joy back to a broken family… Only to face danger as the Nazis gain power.

Featuring an iconic score, THE SOUND OF MUSIC features performances of several classic tunes including “My Favorite Things,” Sixteen Going on Seventeen” and “Climb Every Mountain.” This family-friendly favorite shares a meaningful story in a setting enjoyable for all ages.

CAST:

  • Maria Rainer – Abigail Tucker
  • The Mother Abbess/Admiral Von Schreiber – Helen Anneliesa Raymond-Goers
  • Sister Berthe/Frau Schmidt – Ollice Spaulding
  • Sister Margaretta/Frau Zeller – Jessica Zylstra
  • Sister Sophia/Baroness Elberfeld – Sally Modzelewski
  • Captain Georg Von Trapp – Evan Koons
  • Franz – Sean P. Mette
  • Rolf – Andrew Burke
  • Elsa Schraeder/Nun ensemble – Claire Lopatka
  • Max Detweiler – Jeremiah Plessinger
  • Herr Zeller/Ensemble – Chris Bishop
  • Liesl – Alyssa Hart
  • Friedrich – Javier Beatty
  • Louisa – Arabella Bertucci
  • Kurt – Desmond Hutchens
  • Brigitta – Gracie Manning
  • Marta – Maggie Zink
  • Gretl – Lila Rogers

PRODUCTION TEAM:

  • Director/Choreographer – Leslie Goddard Baum
  • Assistant Choreographer – Nathan Goodlett
  • Music Director – Steve Goers
  • SM – Morgan Becker
  • Assistant Director – Hannah Gregory
  • ASM/Props – Erin Caudill
  • Costume Design – Beth Joos
  • Scenic Designer – Tyler Gabbard
  • Sound Designer – Eric Bardes
  • Lighting Design – Baron Leon
  • Technical Director – Alicia Rhodus
  • Maggie Perrino – Producer

CONTENT ADVISORY: This is a family-friendly production. Appropriate for all ages.

WHEN: Playing weekends Jan. 29 – Feb. 13, 2022

  • Saturday, Jan. 29 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, Jan. 30 at 3 p.m.
  • Friday, Feb. 4 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, Feb. 5 at 2 and 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, Feb. 6 at 3 p.m.,
  • Friday, Feb. 11 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, Feb. 12 at 2 and 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, Feb. 13 at 3 p.m.

WHERE: The Carnegie | 1028 Scott Boulevard | Covington, KY 41011

For the safety of guests and staff, event attendees are requested to wear a mask while inside of The Carnegie. This policy will be updated according to local and state health ordinances as needed.

The 2021-22 Carnegie Theatre Series is presented by the Otto M. Budig Family Foundation. Additional support comes from the Kentucky Department of Tourism. 

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About The Carnegie: The Carnegie is Northern Kentucky’s largest multidisciplinary arts venue providing theatre events, educational programs and art exhibitions to the Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati community. The Carnegie facility is home to The Carnegie Galleries, the Otto M. Budig Theatre, and the Eva G. Farris Education Center.  More information about The Carnegie is available at www.thecarnegie.com or by calling (859) 491-2030.

The Carnegie receives ongoing operating support from Cincinnati International Wine Festival, The Greater Cincinnati Foundation, Kenton County Fiscal Courts, the Kentucky Arts Council and the City of Covington. The Carnegie is also supported by the generosity of more than 40,000 contributors to the ArtsWave Community Campaign.

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Deputy Director Sought by The Carnegie

TC_logo_newJob Description

Position Title: Deputy Director
Department: Administration

Reporting Relationships
Position Reports to: Executive Director
Positions Supervised: Finance (off site bookkeeper and contracted audit firm) and event personnel

Position Purpose
The Deputy Director is a co-leader of The Carnegie and is responsible for the budget, personnel, and operations within The Carnegie.

Strategy Development and Organizational Leadership
Work in conjunction with the Executive Director and department Directors to implement the three-year strategic plan for The Carnegie to grow the organization’s capacity and reach its vision of being recognized as a leader in the arts in Northern Kentucky.

Provide leadership, management, and oversight to the finance, rentals, and operations of the organization. In collaboration with the Executive Director, co-manages fundraising activities for the organization. Possesses a clear vision, passion, and commitment to The Carnegie’s mission and to providing accessibility in the arts sector.

Finance
Directs and supports financial operations at The Carnegie. Works with department leadership to compile an annual operating budget. Manages the day-to-day financial operations of The Carnegie including working with department directors to analyze results and take corrective actions as needed.

  • Provides strong, forward-looking analytical leadership.
  • Oversees budgeting and forecasting of the annual budget.
  • Oversees the annual audit.
  • Assists with accounting and reporting issues associated with contributions, sponsorships, and grants.
  • Develops and maintains systems of internal controls to safeguard assets.

Operations and Facility
Manages the infrastructure, including technology, facility maintenance, and vendor relationships, so that the organization operates at full capability. Manges the day-to-day operational needs of the Gallery, Education, Theatre, and Administration.

  • Entry and management of events calendar.
  • Coordinates and manages all outside facility vendors (elevator, HVAC, IT, etc.).
  • In collaboration with the Executive Director, schedules and manages facility repairs.
  • Maintains accurate inventories of all facility needs.
  • Ensures HVAC is scheduled for all needed programs and events.
  • Ensures all spaces of The Carnegie and Lincoln Grant are in good condition for public use.

Rentals and Events
Provides first-line customer service to all interested third-party rentals (theatre, gallery, Lincoln Grant)

  • Fields all inquiries about facility rentals.
  • Schedules and administers facility walkthroughs with potential renters.
  • Manages and administers rental contracts for all spaces.
  • Coordinates and manages all Carnegie staff and outside vendors for internal and external event needs (ushers, bartenders, facility managers, valet, catering).
  • Co-Manages, along with the Technical, Theatre, and Gallery Directors, the use of the rental spaces by renters, presenters, and other users to ensure that the facilities are prepared, maintained, and cleaned appropriately.

Development
Co-manages development efforts, including fundraising events, with the Executive Director. Identifies potential new revenue streams for The Carnegie and assists with donor cultivation activities.

  • Supports the coordination of donor event.
  • Supports the acquisition and coordination of event sponsors.
  • Co-manages sponsor benefits administration.
  • Supports grant administration and budgeting.

Other duties as assigned

Qualifications and Experience

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree required in arts administration, business administration, or related field
  • Minimum 7 years of experience in a leadership position at a mid-size organization managing multiple, diverse departments
  • Working knowledge of and existing personal network in the Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati region is a plus
  • Excellent communications skills
  • Ability and willingness to work flexible hours, including evenings, weekend, as required for meetings, special events, and programs
  • Ability to manage multiple projects as well as work independently
  • Ability to maximize the diverse talents of team members and community partners and work effectively with all levels of The Carnegie team
  • Ability to adapt to the needs to a mid-sized arts organization
  • Willing to do what it takes to get the job done
  • Passion for accessibility in the arts and The Carnegie’s mission
  • Flexible, upbeat, with a sense of humor

Compensation: $45,000 – $60,000 annual salary, commensurate with experience. Four weeks of PTO, health and dental benefits, and a flexible schedule.

Application Process
Please send cover letter and resume to Kimberly Best, kbest@thecarnegie.com.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and the position will be filled as soon as the successful candidate is identified. Interviews to begin immediately.

Intent and function of job descriptions
All descriptions have been reviewed to ensure that only essential functions and basic duties have been included. Peripheral tasks, only incidentally related to each position, have been excluded. Requirements, skills, and abilities included have been determined to be the minimal standards required to successfully perform the positions. In no instance, however, should the duties, responsibilities, and requirements delineated be interpreted as all-inclusive. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate.

In accordance with the American with Disabilities Act, it is possible that requirements may be modified to reasonably accommodate disabled individuals. However, no accommodations will be made which may pose serious health or safety risks to the employee or others or which impose undue hardships as deemed appropriate.

About The Carnegie
The Carnegie is Northern Kentucky’s largest multidisciplinary arts venue providing theatre events, educational programs, and art exhibitions to the Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati community. The Carnegie facility is home to The Carnegie Galleries, the Otto M. Budig Theatre, and the Eva G. Farris Education Center. More information about The Carnegie is available at www.thecarnegie.com or by calling (859) 491-2030.

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