Associate Director of Arts Education (Part-Time), Imaginese Productions 

Job Title:   Associate Director of Education

Location:   Varies. Often from home or at the Bresee Youth Center in Central L.A.

Imaginese is a non-profit organization dedicated to using the arts for social justice. We work to cultivate empowered creative communities through arts education, community organizing, and socially engaged productions.

Our education programs have been empowering at-risk youth in Los Angeles for the past four years, developing community leadership through the arts. At Imaginese, we challenge students to think critically about social issues affecting them, then act creatively to address them.

After an exciting year with Sir Ken Robinson (TED luminary & global thought leader in arts & education) and other great voices speaking in support of our programs, the demand for our programs has exceeded our management capacity. ​We are seeking an arts education administrator, passionate about social justice and youth & community empowerment, to manage, shape, and expand the Imaginese education programs.


The Associate Director of Education will work with the executive team to develop educational programming with our partners - proposing innovative programs to current and prospective partners; manage those programs; and to expand Imaginese Education to become a self-sustaining branch of this non-profit.​ 

To accomplish this, we are seeking a passionate self-starter who is prepared to run with the momentum we’ve created and turn this position into a full-time job.

Ultimately, this person will play a founding role in an organization that creates innovative, personalized programs with changemaking organizations of all kinds. In addition to our work with at-risk youth, we will partner with prisons, rehabs, hospitals, nursing homes, and other nonprofits to use the power of the arts to heal, unite & nurture creative, compassionate communities.

Imaginese Community Partners and Affiliates:

The Bresee Foundation 

The Greenway Arts Alliance 

Beit T'Shuvah (art therapy/prevention programs) 

The Watts Village Theatre Company 

The Brotherhood Crusade 

The Actor's Gang Prison Project

Homeboy Industries

...and more.


  • minimum of two years’ experience in program management/coordination
  • strong oral and written communication skills
  • proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint. Basic Quickbooks experience preferably
  • highly organized and timely
  • outstanding interpersonal skills
  • demonstrated ability to manage staff/interns
  • ability to maintain focus on broader goals while managing day-to-day activities
  • passion for youth and community outreach
  • passion for the arts and for social justice organizing
  • commitment to a creative, intersectional vision of social justice: one which cultivates critical awareness of systemic issues and supports local leadership in developing empowered, self-reliant communities

Primary Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:


  • develop professional proposals with complete budgets for prospective partners
  • maintain current/accurate contracts with all partners & independent contractors
  • assist in development & maintenance of teaching artist handbook
  • ensure excellence from all teaching artists
  • manage scheduling of all programs
  • use Basecamp and similar tools to manage projects and tasks


  • use Quickbooks to manage finances for all Imaginese education programs, ensuring accurate accounting and thorough record keeping
  • ensure payment is received from all partners receiving programming
  • ensure prompt payment to all independent contractors and service providers


  • maintaining complete satisfaction and an excellent relationship with all partners
  • develop proposals for education programs with interested partners
  • cultivate relationships with new community partners & develop proposals for/with them
  • establish and maintain talent files for our roster of teaching artists
  • expand database of teaching artists to include the most inspiring professional artists in L.A. for our programs
  • managing social media posts & promotional materials related to the education programs
  • experience with theatrical production and live events is a plus.


This is a part-time, independent contractor position. Salary is commensurate with experience.

As the program expands, we intend to make Associate Director of Education a full-time position with Imaginese 

Please send a resume and cover letter to:


Subject line:  Associate Director of Education

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