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Pride Film Festival Volunteers Needed

Bloomington PRIDE is seeking volunteers for the film festival in Jan., Summerfest in Sept., the steering committee, and the LGBTQA weekly youth group. Film festival selection committee members meet from 7-9 p.m. on Mondays. Other film festival volunteer positions include ushers, artist hospitality, set-up and tear-down. Summerfest volunteer positions include artist hospitality, set-up and tear-down, staffing booths, serving as security, greeting visitors, or bussing tables and washing dishes. Minimum age is 18. Please contact Abby Henkel at (765) 354-8257 or

Buskirk-Chumley Usher Opportunities

Buskirk Chumley Theatre is Seeking Ushers! To be an usher, you must go through a mandatory volunteer training. Click here to sign up!


Cardinal Stage Company Presents Shrek - the Musical

December 18, 2014 - January 3, 2015

This tongue-in-cheek Disney-style musical fairy tale is guaranteed to charm the whole family. With a sharp, hilarious script and a delectable score, Shrek the Musical is cheeky, heart-warming, irresistible fun!

City of Bloomington Presents Martin Luther King Holiday Celebration

Monday, January 19, 2015, 7 p.m. - Ushers arrive at 6:00 p.m.

Mayor Mark Kruzan invites the community to attend the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration on Monday, Jan. 19. The birthday celebration will begin at 7 p.m. at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater after a reception. The event should be over around 9 p.m.

Bloomington PRIDE Presents PRIDE Film Festival - January 29 - 31, 2015

Thursday, January 29, 7 p.m. - Ushers arrive at 6:15 p.m. Friday, January 30, 7 p.m. - Ushers arrive at 6:15 p.m. Friday, January 30, 10:30 p.m. - Ushers arrive at 9:45 p.m. Saturday, January 31, 3 p.m. - Ushers arrive at 2:15 p.m. Saturday, January 31, 7 p.m. - Ushers arrive at 6:15 p.m. PLUS: Saturday, January 31, 10:30 p.m. - PRIDE DANCE PARTY - Ushers arrive at 9:45 p.m.

The Bloomington PRIDE Film Festival explores a wide variety of issues and situations involving the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer communities. PRIDE programs a variety of live performance, lecture, public participation events and films that express a wide range of viewpoints and feature many different personality types and situations, advocating community-wide attitudes of awareness, acceptance, and appreciation of diversity. There are more than two dozen films scheduled, including free youth and family-focused screening. The three-day festival ends with a smashing dance party on Saturday night.
Every screening lasts about 3 hrs.

Employment Opportunities

Monroe County History Center
Operations Manager
The Monroe County History Center in Bloomington, Indiana, is seeking an experienced operations manager. Working under the executive director, the operations manager is responsible for: managing the daily operations of the building including special events; handling human resources and bookkeeping; maintaining board of directors' records; overseeing marketing initiatives; coordinating bimonthly newsletter; overseeing technology support services; and supporting the staff. Candidate must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills as well as good people skills. Minimum of three years of experience in position responsibilities. Full job description available at Send electronic applications including letter, résumé and three references to by12/13/2014. MCHC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Ivy Tech Center for Lifelong Learning
Production Manger/Technical Director
The Production Manager for the John Waldron Arts Center has the daily responsibility for the technical operations of the performing arts center, including lighting, sound, set design and construction, and coordinating necessary maintenance with Facilities. The Production Manager works with a great deal of independence and exercises independent judgment in performing a wide variety of duties. Because of the operating hours of the Ivy Tech Waldron, hours are flexible. The Production Manager will provide oversight at both the John Waldron Arts Center and the Bloomington Playwrights Project.
Click here to see more responsibilities, qualifications, etc.

Cardinal Stage Company
Development Director
Cardinal seeks a development candidate to be responsible for strategizing, coordinating, and implementing a comprehensive annual development program, along with major and planned gifts, corporate gifts, government and foundation granting, and the development of other raised revenue opportunities. Reporting to the Artistic Director, the Development Director will serve as the primary staff liaison to the Board of Directors on development issues. Working with the board and senior management, the Development Director will develop, coordinate, and attend special fundraising events and oversee donor stewardship. The ideal candidate will have a track record in annual fund campaigns and special event fundraising programming. The Development Director will work with the Artistic and Marketing Directors to advance the institutional profile of the company and to strategize for a future new theatre facility Capital Campaign.

Position is full-time, salaried. Salary is competitive within the industry and commensurate with experience.

To Apply
Cardinal Stage Company is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified and interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, three professional references by: December 20, 2014 to: Jessika Hane, Board Member at

Mother Hubbard's Cupboard
Director of Development
The Director of Development oversees all fundraising efforts for MHC and works closely with the CEO. Candidates should have experience in development and non-profit work, excellent writing and presentation skills, and be highly organized. The full position description, with requirements, is available on our website,

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and professional writing sample in PDF to
Applications will be accepted until position is filled and reviewed as they are received.

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Event Banner Program

BEAD announces an initiative to make space available on street poles to promote events and attractions that have an impact on tourism in Bloomington. Additional information on the program including the application form and review criteria can be found here or by contacting Miah Michaelsen at or at 812-349-3534.

BEAD T-shirts Now Available

Made in America, slim-fit BEAD t-shirts are now available at the following locations: BCT Box Office, By Hand Gallery, Visit Bloomington Visitor's Center and the BEAD Office, Suite 130 City Hall. Show your downtown Bloomington pride!

Public Art Trail Information

The City of Bloomington takes an active role in supporting public art and those who make it possible. Public art enriches life and promotes community awareness and understanding of the visual arts. The Bloomington Public Art Trail combines art with sustainability, encouraging you to walk, bike, or even carpool. As of 2011, the City owns 16 sculptures, 13 of which can be found on the Public Art Trail. To view more information and a map of Bloomington's Public Art Trail, click here.