EMPLOYER: Los Angeles County Arts Commission
POSITION: Program Coordinator, Arts for All CLOSING DATE: November 7, 2014

The Los Angeles County Arts Commission is seeking a full time Arts for All Program Coordinator. Reporting to the Arts for All Manager, candidate will provide support on the design, execution, and logistics of a number of established and emerging programs of Arts for All.

Arts for All is the Los Angeles County arts education initiative dedicated to making the arts core in K-12 public education. Established in 2002 by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, Arts for All supports and connects school districts and arts organizations working to advance quality arts education for the County's 1.6 million public school students. Arts for All is a partnership between the Los Angeles County Arts Commission and the Los Angeles County Office of Education.


  •   Plans and coordinates logistics for Arts for All workshops, forums and events throughout Los Angeles, including identification and contracting of presenters and facilities, scheduling, communication with participants, registration, research and preparation of materials, collection and review of attendee surveys, and required follow-up.

  •   Contributes arts education content knowledge as part of a team to inform program design and implementation.

  •   Supports implementation of programming that addresses, but is not limited to, arts education assessment, arts integration, Common Core State Standards, National Core Arts Standards, STEAM education, online learning strategies, Local Control Funding Formula, and other timely topics.

  •   Builds relationships with administrators in assigned school districts, becomes knowledgeable of arts education strategies employed there, and connects district personnel with resources that will help advance arts education in their districts.

  •   Builds and maintains relationships with community arts partners; connects them with resources that will help advance their knowledge and skills in arts education.

  •   Coordinates programmatic data collection, compilation and analysis to monitor program effectiveness and support grant reporting; makes recommendations for refining program content and design.

  •   Develops and processes contracts and invoices; tracks program budgets; monitors contracts to ensure reporting compliance.

    REQUIRED EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION/SKILLS: The successful candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in an arts discipline or in fields such as arts administration, education or public policy; a minimum of three years experience implementing arts education programs; knowledge of California education and arts education issues; experience working with teaching artists, teachers, and/or school districts; demonstrated interest in


supporting a large scale public education initiative; and advanced computer skills with complete fluency in Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel. A Master’s degree is a plus.

ESSENTIAL QUALITIES AND ABILITIES: Consistent attention to detail and accuracy; problem solving acumen; ability to be proactive and plan ahead; ability to multitask and prioritize to meet multiple competing deadlines; ability to work well under pressure in a fast paced environment; ability to work both collaboratively and independently. Candidate must be dependable, flexible and possess enthusiasm and dedication for the arts and the task at hand.

REQUIRED ORAL AND WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS SKILLS: The candidate must demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to present information in a poised manner and interact effectively with a wide variety of colleagues and constituents both on-and off-site.

COMPENSATION: Full time, contract position. $43,000 - $50,000 annually, based on experience, plus a stipend for benefits (health and dental).

HOW TO APPLY: Candidates are invited to submit a cover letter explaining why this position is of interest, resume and a list of three references. Application package should include an overview of experience implementing arts education programs, including a list of tasks for which the applicant was responsible. All submissions should be emailed to [email protected] with Program Coordinator, Arts for All as the subject line. Please do not submit any application materials through the US mail or phone regarding the status of the submission. Applications will be reviewed upon receipt. Position will remain open until the staffing need is met and may close without advance notice.

BACKGROUND: The Los Angeles County Arts Commission fosters excellence, diversity, vitality, understanding and accessibility of the arts in Los Angeles County, encompassing 88 municipalities, and provides leadership in cultural services. In addition to its role implementing Arts for All, the Arts Commission funds 380 nonprofit arts organizations through a $4.5 million grant program, programs and operates the Ford Theatres, funds the largest arts internship program in the country and manages the County’s civic art policy. The Arts Commission also produces free community programs, including the LA County Holiday Celebration for public television. www.lacountyarts.org.