18th Street Arts Center
Los Angeles, CA
18th Street Arts Center is seeking to hire a Deputy Director (Full-time, Permanent) to join our team of arts
professionals. The Deputy Director is a highly visible management position for an individual with a passion for
working with contemporary artists. They assist the Executive Director in the development and execution of our
programs and operational policies with our 10-person team. The Deputy Director supervises two program directors
and the communications director, and ensures 18SAC’s programmatic work is carried out in a manner consistent
with our core values and strategic plan. The Deputy Director works collaboratively with our development team to
ensure that our programs are integrated into our development efforts and they serve as a secondary liaison to the
18SAC’s Board of Directors.
Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
1. Ensures a collaborative working environment and communication system between directors to achieve strategic
alignment in their areas.
2. Works with program staff to determine how impact and efficiencies can be gained through the leveraging of
resources, personnel and/or messaging.
3. Develops and monitors 18SAC’s overarching communications and marketing strategies across programs.
4. Uses strong writing and editing skills to create clarity and consistent tone across 18SAC’s PR, publications, and
social platforms. Produces 18SAC’s annual catalogue.
5. Monitors, maintains, and identifies 18SAC’s ongoing and new community partnerships relative to 18SAC’s
Culture Mapping 90404 initiative.
6. Creates new or documents current programmatic systems and procedures as necessary to increase consistency
among 18SAC’s programs and campaigns.
7. Supervises program and communication directors in the creation and tracking of the annual programs budget.
1. Works with program staff to maintain current descriptions of 18SAC’s programs and projects, program
evaluations, and visual documentation necessary for 18SAC’s grants writer to secure funding.
2. Works with program and development staff to identify and develop funding strategies to underwrite artist
projects and 18SAC programs.
3. Works in partnership with the Development team to ensure that programs are fresh and centered in individual
donor stewardship strategies.
4. Works with the development staff to ensure that the program staff are actively engaged in development
strategies and activities.
5. Helps develop shared understanding of internal fundraising strategies between
program staff and development staff.
1. Works with the Executive Director and Director of Finance to develop 18SAC internal administrative, financial
and personnel policies as appropriate.
2. Fosters good internal staff communications. Supports and coaches their direct reports in their professional
3. Ensures and supports the implementation of internal program policies among the program staff.
4. Serves as liaison to leadership for internal policy issues involving program staff.
5. Ensures that job responsibilities are clearly communicated and duties delegated appropriately among program
Board Support Duties
1. Serves as secondary liaison to the board of directors.
2. Serves as main contact between board members and program staff.
3. Ensures that information about 18SAC programs and campaigns are communicated clearly and effectively to
Successful candidates will have 5 years experience working in a contemporary art context using their excellent
business communications, supervisory, project management, program design, and strategy skills. They have
proven superior customer service skills with internal and external audiences. They embrace the power of
teamwork as a leader and in a supporting capacity; they foster a healthy, balanced work culture and understand
sustainable business practices.
Current software requirements: Google Business Suite, Smartsheet or similar project management software, CMS
or database software fluency, basic understanding of Adobe Creative Suite, Wordpress experience, Google
Analytics fluency, Eventbrite, fluency with social media marketing and insights (Facebook Ads, Google Display Ads,
Instagram, Twitter, YouTube).
About 18th Street Arts Center
18th Street Arts Center (18SAC) is a hub for artistic innovation that actively nurtures the work of contemporary
artists from all disciplines at various career stages. Through our multi-tiered residency program, 18SAC supports
artistic creation, innovation, collaboration, and growth. We fulfill our mission through two key programs: 1) a
Residency Program that fosters inter-cultural collaboration and dialogue, and 2) a Public Program that engages the
public through exhibitions with supporting events and publications. We are one of the largest artist residency
centers in the nation, hosting 30+ visual and performing artists from the US and abroad and 60 LA artists with
affordable studio space annually. 18SAC is also home to several arts organizations, which add to the vibrancy of
the arts center. More information here: www.18thstreet.org
Salary Range: $80,000 to $85,000 with fully paid health benefits and a matching retirement plan.
Deadline to Apply: January 5, 2022
To apply for the position please upload the following documents to our application form:
1. Cover letter
2. Current Resume
3. Three professional references
18SAC’s salary and benefits are competitive within the nonprofit sector. We offer substantial retirement benefits,
health and dental insurance. 18SAC is committed to sustainability, both in making business decisions and
maintaining a healthy work-life balance for its employees. 18SAC utilizes both onsite and remote work for all
employees. 18SAC is an equal opportunity employer.