Program Manager

City Hearts: Kids Say Yes to the Arts

Remote (Compton and Long Beach)

FLSA classification: Non-Exempt
Hours: Part -Time
Compensation: Commensurate with experience (around $25/hour for 20-30 hours a week)

About the Organization
City Hearts is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing the highest quality arts education and experiences to children in the most economically stressed neighborhoods of southern California. Through arts education programs, City Hearts’ goal is to increase self-esteem, creativity, literacy, social and academic skills while strengthening the health and vitality of the children and their community. Inspiring a love of the arts, an appreciation of creative discipline, and respect for the creative process, City Hearts enables children and youth to be confident, imaginative, understanding, generous, and collaborative as well as caring and contributing participants in the global community.

City Hearts provides classes in Dance, Literary Arts, Music, Theater, and Visual Arts for students in under-resourced areas of Los Angeles County. Classes take place at our community and school partner sites with limited or no access to the arts.

The Program Manager will ensure that City Hearts meets the needs of the students it serves through oversight of the Teaching Artist staff and partnership with leadership at each site. This position is the day-to-day liaison between the organization and various community partners.


Recruit, hire, onboard, develop, and supervise Teaching Artists with oversight from the Deputy Director.

Manage teaching schedules with community partners and schools to ensure quality programming.

Establish and maintain consistent systems of communication with Teaching Artists.

Collect payroll information from Teaching Artists to report to the Deputy Director and Executive Director.

Collaborate with the Deputy Director to establish performance standards and evaluate Teaching Artists accordingly.

Communicate with parents and school partners to manage program scheduling, evaluations, and event coordination.

Community Engagement
Identify prospective opportunities for program development when working with community partners, constituents, and schools in partnership with the Deputy Director to develop programs to meet the needs of students.

Discern opportunities to engage with the communities (including but not limited to arts walks, community events, fairs, neighborhood council meetings) to develop the City Hearts reputation, raise awareness and recruit participants.

Create and coordinate performances and/or exhibitions with school leadership.

Program Development
Conceive of new programs that meet the needs of populations served and refine current programs to optimize efficiency and effectiveness for students and site staff.

Work with Teaching Artists maintain and update standardized program framework and lesson plans for each program offering.

Seek out professional development opportunities for Teaching Artists.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities/Qualifications

The Program Manager will possess at a minimum:
At least 3 years experience in a non-profit setting within the arts and/or youth development
Experience managing youth programs
Experience engaging collaborative partners in local communities
Excellent written and verbal communication
Ability to give and receive constructive feedback
Bilingual Spanish preferred
BA or equivalent

As an equal opportunity employer, City Hearts values having a diverse workforce and continuously strives to maintain an inclusive and equitable workplace. We encourage people with a diverse range of backgrounds to apply. We do not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, gender, handicap, pregnancy, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristics.

Please email cover letter and resume to Jami Johnson [email protected] by Monday, May 23, including any past experience in arts administration, program development, or teaching youth from diverse, under-resourced neighborhoods.
around $25/hour for 20-30 hours a week

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