Assistant Curator of Education

Are you passionate about sharing the mission and goals of a Museum? Looking for a new career where you have the ability to utilize your skills in museum education and be a part of an exciting and diverse team? If so, the City of Ontario has the perfect opportunity for you! The Ontario Museum of History & Art is searching for an organized and self-motivated individual to join the team as an Assistant Curator assigned to Education. The Assistant Curator assigned to Education is responsible for development and coordination of school and volunteer programs, including assisting in the development of public programming and outreach materials, resulting in effective communication of the Museum’s exhibits and community programs and activities.

The ideal candidate for this position will possess strong communication and presentation skills, exemplary organizational and time management skills, and a passion for creativity, collaboration, and teamwork. The ideal candidate will also demonstrate great attention to detail as well as the ability to take the initiative, be open minded, and work in a fast-paced environment. Additionally, the successful candidate will embody the Department’s mission and vision as well as the qualities of a “Five Tool Player” – Leader, Thinker, Communicator, Operator and Public Servant – and the values of the City’s Approach to Public Service – Commitment to the Community, Excellence through Teamwork, and Doing the Right Thing the right way.

The Assistant Curator classification is used throughout the Department of Museum, Arts & Culture in a variety of assignments. This recruitment will result in an eligibility list for this classification to meet the current and future staffing needs of the Department. The current vacancy is for a Curator of Education.

The City of Ontario reserves the right, if necessary, to accept only the first one hundred (100) applications from applicants that meet the qualification guidelines below. Completed applications will be reviewed and only qualified applicants whose qualifications best meet or exceed the requirements of the position and needs of the City, will be invited to participate further in the selection process.

The Community Life and Culture Agency

The City of Ontario’s Community Life & Culture Agency endeavors to meet the Ontario City Council goal to “encourage, provide or support enhanced recreational, educational, cultural and healthy city programs, policies and activities.” Community Life & Culture does this through a comprehensive array of programs, activities, services and events available through the Housing Services, Library, Museum, Arts & Culture, and Recreation & Community Services Departments.

The City of Ontario’s Department of Museum, Arts & Culture enhances knowledge and appreciation of our Inland Empire community through dynamic, inspiring, and creative exhibits, collections stewardship, family-friendly educational programs, cultural events, and public art. MAC reflects pride in our legacy, who we are, where we live, and who we aspire to be, as well as supports artists of all backgrounds who create experiences that are inclusive, innovative, and relevant. To learn more about the Ontario Museum of History & Art, please view the Department’s Strategic Plan here. (Download PDF reader)

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The City of Ontario is a dynamic leading community in the Inland Empire with a variety of full-time and part-time employment and volunteer opportunities. Ontario is proud to have the reputation of being a progressive City, providing solid leadership to its citizens and to the business community. The City provides a full range of services to the community including: Police, Fire, Management Services, Community Life & Culture, Community Development, Economic Development, Financial Services, Human Resources/Risk Management, Public Works and the Ontario Municipal Utilities Company. The City’s team is staffed with approximately 1,517 full-time equivalent diverse and talented employees who work to support a common goal of providing excellent service to the community.

The City’s vision for the future is very exciting, and we foresee tremendous growth within the year(s) to come. We invite you to learn more about the City of Ontario by reviewing the City’s website. A few useful links are listed below, including a link to the City’s 2024 State of the City:

Examples of Essential Functions
The essential functions performed by all Assistant Curators typically include the following:

Assists curatorial staff on collection management, exhibit and educational program development.
Assists in the development of graphic materials to market collections work, exhibits and public programs.
Coordinates in-house exhibition research for upcoming exhibits and permanent collections.
Assists with researching and developing grant applications and other funding opportunities.
Assists with division budgets and expense tracking, correspondence, reports, arranges studio visits, and general office responsibilities.
Represents the Museum at events, meetings, and gatherings of the City and general public.
Coordinates the activities of volunteers, staff, contract artists, and program participants.
Collaborates with other City departments and assists in communication efforts between the Museum and artists, volunteers, participants, and other community organizations.
When assigned to Education, functions performed include:

Coordinates development of K-12 educator materials, including outreach brochures, lesson plans, and sample activities.
Assists in managing the activities and planning of education programs in history, gardens, visual, and/or media arts, including research, design, staffing, and assessment.
Teaches and/or coordinates tours and workshops for K-12 students and adults in history, gardens, visual, performing, and/or media arts.
Provides metrics, data collection, maintenance, analysis, and reporting on tour and community program participants.
Assists with development of a strategic community engagement plan to increase visitorship to the Museum, especially school and community groups.
Manages, orders, and tracks inventory for art supplies.
When assigned to Exhibits, functions performed include:

Coordinates installation of temporary permanent, and traveling exhibits, including care of all works, exhibit design, and security.
Assists curatorial staff with research and writing related to developing temporary exhibits and collections based programs.
Assists exhibits staff in curating annual exhibits.
Supports exhibition research, development, and planning: completes and tracks exhibition paperwork including checklists and interdepartmental coordination.
Supports in copy-editing and proofreading all exhibition materials.
Coordinates transportation and insurance requirements for traveling exhibitions.
Coordinates distribution of exhibition marketing materials, such as press releases, local news listings and university outreach.
When assigned to Collections, functions performed include:

Supports research on collection materials and/or artifacts in coordination with collections and curatorial staff.
Maintains and improves collection storages across Museum sites.
Maintains and updates object records in collection management database.
Qualification Guidelines

Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in U.S. or California History, Museum Studies, Art, History, Anthropology or closely related field.

NOTE: Proof of successful completion of a Bachelor’s Degree must be provided by way of attachment to your online application or as an email attachment sent to the Hiring Agency Representative at, or before, time of the reference check process. Acceptable forms of proof include Unofficial Transcripts, Official Transcripts, Photos and/or Photocopies of Institutional Degree/Certifications. Failure to provide the required documentation at, or before, time of the reference check process will result in disqualification.


Two years of museum experience, including either collections management, exhibition development, public education programs, volunteer programs, and/or museum education. Possession of a Master’s degree may substitute for one year of related experience.


Valid Class C California driver’s license and an acceptable driving record at the time of appointment and throughout employment.


Prior teaching or facilitation experience in a K-12, college and/or adult classroom setting. Bilingual in Spanish.

Salary: $26.93-$32.73/hour

Benefits: The City of Ontario values the health and wellness of our employees and their families. We understand benefits are an important part of your total compensation and we take pride in offering a comprehensive benefit package. Check out benefit packages here .

Depending upon the assignment, employees within this classification may fall under the Part-Time Compensation and Benefits Profile or be represented by Teamsters Local 1932. For a list of benefits of benefits offered, review the applicable benefits brochure.

Education requirements: Bachelor’s degree

Deadline to apply: June 24, 2024

Documents required to apply: Resume, references

How to apply: Apply here. If this is the first time applying for a position using you will be prompted to create a new user account, otherwise log in with your user name and password. Your application and responses to any supplemental questions will be used to evaluate your qualifications for this position. It is suggested that your application include the following:

List any relevant experience and education that demonstrates that you qualify for the position.

List all periods of employment for at least the past 10 years, beginning with your most recent or present employer (including, if applicable, all employment with the City of Ontario).

Separately list each position held, including different positions with the same employer.

A resume may be attached to your application but will not substitute for the proper completion of your application. Applications that are not properly completed may be rejected.

NOTE: Transcripts from colleges, universities or technical schools outside of the United States must be assessed for U.S. equivalency by a NACES educational credential evaluation service. Failure to provide a transcript or credential evaluation report will result in your application being rejected and you will not be able to continue in the selection process for this position.

Program Manager, Civic Strategies & Partnerships TMC Arts

As L.A.’s premiere performing arts destination, The Music Center convenes artists, communities, and
ideas with the goal of deepening the cultural lives of every resident in Los Angeles County. The $70
million non-profit performing arts organization has three divisions: TMC Arts, TMC Ops and TMC
Business Services. TMC Arts, The Music Center’s programming engine, provides year-round
programming on Jerry Moss Plaza; outside at Gloria Molina Grand Park, a 12-acre adjacent green
space; in schools and neighborhoods all over Los Angeles County; and inside The Music Center’s four
theatres, which include Walt Disney Concert Hall, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Ahmanson Theatre and
Mark Taper Forum. TMC Arts provides free and low-cost public concerts and events, as well as K–12
arts learning programs, workshops, performances, interactive experiences and special events, and
hosts an annual series of performances and other events by internationally-known dance companies.
TMC Ops manages the theatres, the plaza and Gloria Molina Grand Park, which together comprise $2
billion in county assets, on behalf of the County of Los Angeles. TMC Business Services includes
Advancement, Human Resources, Finance, IT and Marketing and Communications. The Music Center
is also home to four renowned resident partners—Center Theatre Group, Los Angeles Master Chorale,
LA Opera and LA Phil.
Position Summary:
We are seeking an experienced arts administrator and cultural producer for the position of Programs
Manager, to join the Civic Strategies & Partnership team. The Civic Strategies & Partnerships
department is part of TMC Arts, the programming division of The Music Center. Civic Strategies &
Partnerships leads cross sector collaborations with civic entities and oversees the strategic
development and implementation of a partnered approach to TMC Arts programming in fulfillment
of its mission. Reporting to the Senior Director of Civic Strategies, the Program Manager will manage
and implement public projects that engage Los Angeles County residents and respond to relevant
civic needs and opportunities through artist and organizational partnerships.

Key Responsibilities:
• Develop, manage and implement projects within the portfolio of the Civic Strategies &
Partnership Department including Dance Downtown LA (DDTLA), the Los Angeles County
Holiday Celebration and other civically focused partnered activities.
• Plan, manage and facilitate the artist outreach, professional panel-based artist selection
process, and artist and partner management in the execution of the annual Los Angeles
County Holiday Celebration.
• Communicate and cultivate relationships with new and existing artists, public sector,
community and organizational partners in the execution of work duties.
• Identify and develop opportunities for civic partnerships, informed by needs,
opportunities, mutual goals, and community dynamics in collaboration with partners and
manage and implement partnered activities.
• Communicate and collaborate with internal TMC Departments from project development
and outreach through implementation and evaluation on.
• Contract administration for assigned programs: Support General Manager with negotiation
and creation of complex individual artist/contractor agreements and directly contract,
negotiate and manage other artist/contractor agreements following the established TMC
contract language and procedures for legal approvals. Communicate contracts to the
Finance Department and provide required documentation for payment processing.
• Work closely with TMC project teams on event implementation including, but not limited to
project-based research, project planning, aligning work with TMC Arts Impact Measurement
framework, managing artist, vendor and partner contracts, tracking payments, drafting and
maintaining project budgets, and implementing evaluation methods.
• Event-related on-site management includes set-up/take-down, artist, vendor and partner
management, serving as co-lead point of contact with TMC Arts Producing Department,
drafting program as well as talking points and supervising temporary staff, if needed. Event-related on-site management occurs on evenings and/or weekends.
• The Program Manager facilitates assigned project meetings, attends all job-relevant meetings
and participates in all TMC Arts All Staff (“All Stars”) meetings and trainings, functioning as a
division team member supporting and working in collaboration with the Civic Strategies &
Partnership Department.
• This position may help to plan and organize division-wide peer learning opportunities and may
participate in TMC’s Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Access Committee efforts.
• Works evenings, weekends, and holidays as needed.
• Other duties as assigned.

• Bachelor’s degree;
• Minimum of three years of relevant experience of work in cultural programming and
community engagement;
• Solid knowledge of current civic, community-based and/or public arts programming practices
with ability to apply these to project design, partner outreach and implementation;
• Excellent facilitation and interpersonal skills to work effectively with a wide variety of staff, the
artist community and public sector colleagues;
• Ability to work both independently, proposing new approaches to existing systems, and
collaboratively, forming solid relationships;
• Ability to successfully develop and maintain professional relationships including support
organizations and public agencies;
• Ability to efficiently manage time and workload including planning, prioritizing,
organizing, follow-through on a variety of tasks, assignments, projects and reports;
• Adept at problem solving and responding to event needs in real time;
• Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite and databases;
• Commitment to excellence in publicly engaged art practice; and
• Ability to effectively represent the organization and its mission.

Vaccination Policy: The Music Center requires its employees to be
vaccinated against COVID19, subject to certain exemptions as required by law. New hires
working at The Music Center must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, receiving either the
primary 2-dose or 1-dose vaccine. At the Music Center, fully vaccinated is defined as 14 days
after receiving the second dose of the 2-dose vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna) or 14 days after
receiving the 1-dose vaccine (J&J). Please contact The Music Center’s Human Resources
Department for a copy of the vaccination policy.


Salary: $68,000 – $73,000 annually.

Benefits: Compensation package includes medical, dental and vision
plans, welfare benefits, paid vacation and sick days, and 401(k) plan with employer contribution. This is a full-time, exempt position. The weekly administrative schedule is 35 hours per week, approximately 9-5 M-F, with adjustments to accommodate special events and activities.
Currently the TMC Arts staff practice a hybrid weekly schedule and work onsite, in-person for weekly meetings and live events.

Education requirements: Bachelor’s degree

Deadline to apply: July 20, 2024

Documents required to apply: Submit a cover letter and resume. Incomplete submissions will not be considered.

How to apply: Apply on ADP

Art Teacher/Arts Educator

We are seeking a charismatic, positive art educator/ art teacher to lead art workshops on Saturdays this Summer for ages 5-11. We are a new ARTSPACE at Bergamot Station Arts Center in Santa Monica.

Proven experience as an arts educator/art teacher.
Must have a positive attitude and love what you do!
Must be flexible and able to adapt to whatever arises!

Come up with art activities for ages 5-11 year olds.
Outreach: help gather participants.
Lead art workshops on Saturdays in the Summer of 2024. Help set up and clean up.

Salary: $35 – $45/ hour

Benefits: Part-time benefits

Education requirements: High school diploma

Deadline to apply: June 15, 2024

Documents required to apply: Resume and cover letter

How to apply: Send your resume, cover letter and linked in profile to Laura Peterson:

‭ Marketing and Grants Intern‬ ‭

Theatre West, the oldest continuously operating theatre company in Los Angeles, seeks a creative,‬
‭ detail-oriented marketing and grants intern with great follow-through skills to join our dynamic team. This‬
‭ internship focuses on marketing and grant writing, providing an excellent opportunity to gain hands-on‬
‭ experience in a supportive and engaging environment.‬
‭ Theatre West, established in 1962, is a prominent theatre company dedicated to nurturing and developing‬
‭ theatre artists through workshops, public performances, and educational programs. We present innovative‬
‭ and diverse cultural experiences that educate, enlighten, and entertain.‬
‭ Intern will report to the Managing Director and assist with implementing promotional activities, managing‬
‭ social media accounts, creating marketing materials, researching and writing grant proposals, and‬
‭ participating in administrative tasks related to marketing and grants.‬
‭ Marketing:‬

●‬‭ Develop and draft content for Theatre West’s social media platforms and email marketing‬
‭ campaigns.‬

●‬‭ Manage project timelines for marketing materials, including digital ads, direct mail, posters, and‬
‭ programs.‬

●‬‭ Research and contact prospective partner organizations for cross-promotions and group sales.‬

●‬‭ Provide on-site support for events, including social media coverage.‬

●‬‭ Assist in organizing press materials and updating promotional displays around the theatre.‬
‭ Grant Writing:‬

●‬‭ Research potential grant opportunities from government and philanthropic sources.‬

●‬‭ Assist in writing and submitting grant proposals.‬

●‬‭ Conduct independent research to support grant applications.‬

●‬‭ Prepare grant application narratives and related documents.‬

●‬‭ Meet with Senior Management weekly to discuss project progression and receive guidance.‬
‭ Administration:‬

●‬‭ Navigate CRM systems and email marketing tools.‬

●‬‭ Perform other duties as assigned.‬

●‬‭ Legally authorized to work in the United States.‬

●‬‭ Residents of Los Angeles County attending college outside the region or currently attending college‬
‭ in Los Angeles County.‬

●‬‭ Currently enrolled as undergraduates, including those in associate degree (community college)‬
‭ programs.‬

●‬‭ Eligible students must be on track to complete their undergraduate degree or transfer from a‬
‭ community college to a four-year institution between May 1 – December 1, 2024.‬

●‬‭ Ineligible students include:‬

●‬‭ Those who have already earned a Bachelor’s degree or higher.‬

●‬‭ Those who have previously participated in the LA County Arts Internship Program.‬

●‬‭ Relatives of Theatre West staff or board members are not eligible for this position.‬

●‬‭ Strong writing and research skills.‬

●‬‭ Detail-oriented with excellent organizational abilities.‬

●‬‭ Proficient in MS Office Suite and familiar with social media platforms.‬

●‬‭ Ability to work independently and as part of a team.‬

●‬‭ Interest in marketing and non-profit fundraising.‬

‭ Please send a cover letter and resume in a single PDF file to with the subject line‬
‭ “Marketing and Grants Intern Application – [Your Name].” No calls, please.‬

●‬‭ Maximum 20 hours per week, with flexible schedules.‬

●‬‭ Monday to Friday, hybrid working schedule.‬

●‬‭ Occasional evening and weekend hours for in-person events.‬
‭ Theatre West is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment. We are an equal opportunity‬
‭ employer and welcome all applicants without discrimination based on race, religion, color, sex, national‬
‭ origin, sexual orientation, military status, age, disability, genetic characteristic, marital status, or any other‬
‭ characteristic protected by law.‬

Salary: $17.28 per hour.‬

Benefits: Free entry to regularly ticketed Theatre West events during the internship.‬

Education requirements: High school diploma

Deadline to apply: June 11, 2024

Documents required to apply: Resume and cover letter

How to apply: Send a cover letter and resume in a single PDF file to with the subject line‬,‭ “Marketing and Grants Intern Application – [Your Name].”
No phone calls.

Manager, Prospect and Stewardship

Reporting to the Chief Development Officer, the incumbent will work closely with senior leaders of the Development team to manage overall prospect development across multiple fundraising areas, including annual fundraising, campaign, and special projects to advance ambitious goals. The incumbent will develop a productive prospect pipeline, track progress on donor fundraising strategies, and develop and maintain status reports for the Director and Board members. This role will also lead overall stewardship efforts to maximize philanthropic support. The incumbent will develop individual stewardship plans, draft impact reports, oversee acknowledgement process, establish standardized guidelines for credit lines and other donor recognition, maintain donor lists, and oversee stewardship events. This position will also be responsible for drafting pledge agreements and act as a liaison with other departments (communications, curatorial, operations, etc.) as their activities relate to fundraising. The Prospect and Stewardship Manager maintains a sophisticated and nuanced understanding of donors’ individual interests, enthusiasms, connections, and relationships with the Hammer, in order to advance successful engagement, cultivation, and stewardship strategies across the institution. The incumbent’s efforts directly support the frontline fundraising activity of the Chief Development Officer; Senior Director, Donor Engagement; Deputy Director, External Affairs and Museum Director, which in turn generates approximately $8 million in major gift and principal gift support from individual donors annually.

The Hammer Museum at UCLA believes diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion are integral to fulfilling our mission to illuminate lives and build a more just work through art and ideas. We actively see out different perspectives to broaden and enrich our understanding of the world. We believe this inspires thoughtful and provocative exhibitions and programs that serve the vibrant and varied communities that make up the city of Los Angeles. The Hammer understands that art not only has the power to transport us through aesthetic experience but can also provide significant insight into some of the most pressing cultural, political, and social questions of our time. We share the unique and invaluable perspectives that artists have on the world around us.

Reporting to the Chief Development Officer, the incumbent will work closely with senior leaders of the Development team to manage overall prospect development across multiple fundraising areas, including annual fundraising, campaign, and special projects to advance ambitious goals. The incumbent will develop a productive prospect pipeline, track progress on donor fundraising strategies, and develop and maintain status reports for the Director and Board members. This role will also lead overall stewardship efforts to maximize philanthropic support. The incumbent will develop individual stewardship plans, draft impact reports, oversee acknowledgement process, establish standardized guidelines for credit lines and other donor recognition, maintain donor lists, and oversee stewardship events. This position will also be responsible for drafting pledge agreements and act as a liaison with other departments (communications, curatorial, operations, etc.) as their activities relate to fundraising. The Prospect and Stewardship Manager maintains a sophisticated and nuanced understanding of donors’ individual interests, enthusiasms, connections, and relationships with the Hammer, in order to advance successful engagement, cultivation, and stewardship strategies across the institution. The incumbent’s efforts directly support the frontline fundraising activity of the Chief Development Officer; Senior Director, Donor Engagement; Deputy Director, External Affairs and Museum Director, which in turn generates approximately $8 million in major gift and principal gift support from individual donors annually.

5+ yrs Experience in an art museum, arts related organization, philanthropic organization, or institution of higher learning. (Required)
Background and passion for contemporary art, museums, culture, and social change
A successful record of demonstrable accomplishments in envisioning, implementing and managing an aggressive individual giving strategy within a competitive philanthropic environment. Extensive experience and demonstrated skill as part of a high-performing fundraising program (Required)
Skill in recognizing appropriate medium and short-range objectives based on data accumulated and demonstrated ability to realize long range objectives through tactical planning. (Required)
Demonstrated ability to conceptualize and implement prospect identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship strategies. (Required)
Robust understanding of regional, national, and international individual funders for arts, culture, education, social change, and other areas that connect with Hammer’s mission, exhibitions, and programs. (Required)
Demonstrated skill in communicating professionally and effectively with Museum and University staff; community leaders; volunteers; vendors; and donors. (Required)
Interpersonal skill in negotiating, exchanging ideas, information, and opinions with others to formulate policies and programs and/or arrive jointly at decisions, conclusions or solutions. Ability to delegate authority combined with willingness to work in a “hands on” manner and as part of a team. (Required)
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, to express, both orally and in writing, the mission of the Museum. Ability to write effective correspondence, funding proposals, creative solicitation materials, and generate gift and fund reporting (Required)
Excellent analytical and organizational skills. Ability to prioritize and adjust heavy workload, manage a variety of tasks, and meet various deadlines with changing priorities, frequent interruptions, and conflicting deadlines. (Required)
Strong skills in project management and developing and overseeing work plans. (Required)
Proven skill and experience using Raiser’s Edge; ability to perform data entry and generate reports as requested. (Required)

Bachelor’s Degree in related area/and or equivalent experience/training (Required)

Background Check: Continued employment is contingent upon the completion of a satisfactory background investigation.
Live Scan Background Check: A Live Scan background check must be completed prior to the start of employment.
Age Requirement: Candidate(s) must be 18 years or older to be eligible to be hired.
CANRA: The position is designated as a mandatory reporter under CANRA. The employee must sign the “Statement Acknowledging Requirement to Report Child Abuse”.
Ability to work evenings and weekends, as necessary (Required)

Salary: $78,800 – $92,000


Education requirements: Bachelor’s Degree

Deadline to apply: June 29, 2024

Documents required to apply: Resume, cover letter

How to apply: Visit UCLA Career Opportunities and search the campus job openings for Requisition #2568. Submit an online application as instructed. “Due to the volume of resumes that we receive, we are regretfully unable to respond to phone calls and emails regarding the status of applications and the recruiting process.”

Theatre Operations Manager

The Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts at Pepperdine University invites applications for a full-time Theatre Operations Manager. Pepperdine University is a private Christian university in Malibu, California where “students are strengthened for lives of purpose, service, and leadership.” The Center for the Arts includes the 450-seat Smothers Theatre, the 118-seat Raitt Recital Hall, the 100-seat Lindhurst Theatre, and the Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art. For more information on the Center for the Arts, please visit

The Theatre Operations Manager supervises operations for the Center for the Arts, managing front of house aspects of approximately 200 events per year. Responsibilities include:

• Supervise front of house at all major performances and assign student staff for all performances. Oversee box office, concessions, parking, and merchandising for each event. Hire and train student ushers and house managers.
• Manage off and on campus rental groups including responding to all inquiries, scheduling, confirming dates, preparing estimates, preparing contracts, and managing deposits. Maintain rental budgets.
• Maintain schedules for Smothers Theatre, Raitt Recital Hall, and Lindhurst Theatre. Respond to all on campus and off campus requests for facility use.

Salary: $66,560–$68,000 annually.

Benefits: health, dental, 403 (b). See for more information.

Education requirements: Bachelor’s degree

Deadline to apply: June 11, 2024

Documents required to apply: Resume, cover letter, references

How to apply: visit and search under staff positions for Theatre Operations Manager. Direct job link.

Teaching Artist Trainee

Location:Hybrid: Virtual and On-site; Los Angeles, CA
Training Schedule: July 15 – 26
Monday – Friday; 5-7 hours per day
In-person days: 7/15, 7/19, 7/22, 7/25, and 7/26
Designation: Part-time, Non-exempt; Temporary
Training Rate: $25/hour

Training Overview:
P.S. ARTS’ Teaching Artist Intensive is a two week-long hybrid training designed to provide Teaching Artists with the foundational skills and knowledge to create an inclusive and engaging arts experience for students. The Summer Intensive is for those new to the field of arts education as well as seasoned Teaching Artists looking to expand and deepen their practice. Trainees will develop skills in the topics outlined below as well as be introduced to P.S. ARTS’ starter curriculum. The goal of the Intensive is to develop a new cohort of Teaching Artists ready and excited to continue teaching with P.S. ARTS!
Training Topics will include:
-Child Development;
-Lesson Planning;
-CA Visual and Performing Arts Standards (VAPA) Integration;
-Positive classroom management strategies;
-Social Emotional Learning; and
-Creating an inclusive and equitable community in your classroom.

Please note this description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive list of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of a P.S. ARTS trainee or employee. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change in response to training and/or organizational need at the discretion of the CEO.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
-Demonstrated experience teaching and working with school-aged children (5-15)
-Interest and/or experience in an arts discipline – dance, music, theater, or visual arts
-Ability to work collaboratively in/out of a school environment and with school communities
-Experience working in Title I designated schools and surrounding communities preferred
-Fluency in Spanish preferred

Working Conditions:
-Lift, push, or carry supplies, equipment, instruments, or classroom furniture up-to 40lbs.
-Bend, twist, reach, stand and/or sit for long periods of time.
-View LCD screens for long periods of time.
-Work/teach outdoors.
-Work with video equipment and a comfort with recording and/or being recorded.

About P.S. ARTS:
The P.S. ARTS team is a diverse group of people with different skill sets and experiences, from various cultures and backgrounds with one thing in common – a dedication to arts education. P.S. ARTS encourages all employees to feel empowered by and model the Organization’s values of Art, Community, Equity, Innovation, and Excellence.

P.S. ARTS Teaching Artists are equal parts professional artists and professional educators that are responsible for delivering high-quality, engaging curriculum within an inclusive and creative classroom environment.

Participation and performance during the Intensive will be evaluated. Successful completion may qualify trainees for placement on P.S. ARTS’ faculty roster. All teaching assignments are contract, funding, and performance-dependent. Participation in P.S. ARTS’ Intensive does not imply or guarantee an assignment and/or continued employment.

P.S. ARTS is an equal opportunity employer and dedicated to better reflecting the communities we serve while building an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds and ages. P.S. ARTS also supports and will provide reasonable accommodation to ensure the application process is accessible to candidates who require additional accommodation.
As proponents of the human right to claim equity and quality of life, we strive, through our operations and arts education programs, to increase collective knowledge, means, and actions that recognize resources and levels of support must be tailored to the unique needs of individuals and communities in order for all people to have equal opportunities for success.

Salary: $25/hour

Benefits: N/A

Education requirements: N/A

Deadline to apply: June 14, 2024

Documents required to apply: Resume, cover letter

How to apply: Submit a cover letter and resume to
Subject line: “Teaching Artist Summer Intensive.”

Please no hardcopies or phone calls.

Phone Screenings will be scheduled between 6/17 – 6/21
Zoom Interviews will be scheduled between 6/24 – 6/26

Event Planner

Las Fotos Project celebrates its 15th anniversary in 2025, and the Quince Fundraiser honors the organization’s dedication to empowering women and gender-expansive youth through photography. This remarkable event is slated to include a silent auction, alongside a ceremony, dinner, and a communal space for students, artists, community advocates, entrepreneurs, and more to connect. Las Fotos Quince will be held on May 17, 2025 at La Plaza de Cultura y Artes in downtown LA.

The event planner for the Las Fotos Quince Fundraiser plays a pivotal role in orchestrating every detail of the event to ensure its success. They are responsible for coordinating with vendors, communicating with the venue, managing logistics, and overseeing the timeline to ensure that all aspects of the fundraiser run smoothly.

Salary: $20,000

Benefits: N/A

Education requirements: N/A

Deadline to apply: June 5, 2024

Documents required to apply: Resume, cover letter, references, work sample/portfolio

How to apply: Full details here.

Annual Fund Assistant

LA Opera (LAO) is a mission-driven, non-profit organization that plays a significant role in the cultural life of Southern California. Hundreds of LAO employees and artists help bring to life world-class opera that preserves, promotes, and advances the art form while embodying the diversity, pioneering spirit and artistic sensibility unique to Los Angeles.

Our productions are experienced by more than 100,000 audience members each year at our home at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in downtown Los Angeles. We reach many more through our community and school programs, Off Grand performances in venues across Los Angeles, and On Now digital content.

About the opportunity
Contributed revenue is a primary and critical source of LA Opera’s income, and LA Opera is looking for an Annual Fund Assistant, a key member of our Individual Giving team.

Reporting to the Director of Development Operations and working closely with the Annual Fund Specialist, this role is responsible for the management of donor information, including data processing, managing donor records, and fulfilling donor benefits.

This is a full-time administrative staff position based out of the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in downtown Los Angeles. Presently there is some hybrid work flexibility, with the possibility of working remotely up to two days a week in many weeks. Occasional evening and weekend work is required, in addition to regular office hours.

The anticipated hourly rate of pay is between $22 and $22.76.

Key responsibilities
– Daily entry of donations into CRM database (Tessitura).
– Processing donor acknowledgments: pulling reports and creating mail merges.
– Managing donor records in database and pulling lists as needed.
– Managing department invoices and tracking expenses.
– Overseeing donor dress rehearsal benefit program.
– Tracking VIP subscription purchases and coordinating seating meetings.
– Fielding donor inquiries received by phone and email.
– Staffing members lounge and other special events.

Who we are looking for:
We are seeking candidates with the following:

– Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite and ability to quickly learn new workplace applications and follow cybersecurity practices and policies
– Attention to detail and strong organizational skills
– Ability to work in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
– Ability to handle confidential information sensitively and discreetly

Demonstrated skill in data analysis is a plus.

We are committed to a workplace in which everyone has equitable opportunities and support and experiences a sense of belonging, and we are seeking an individual who champions and demonstrates this commitment. 

Salary: $22-$22.76/hour

Benefits: This position is eligible to participate in LA Opera benefit programs, including medical, dental, and vision insurance; life and long-term disability insurance; 403(b) retirement savings plan with a company match; cell phone stipend; Employee Assistance Program; subsidized parking or public transit reimbursement; and complimentary and discounted tickets.

Education requirements: None

Deadline to apply: May 31, 2024

Documents required to apply: Resume

How to apply: Apply here

If you don’t meet all the criteria listed above but you believe you have what it takes to excel in this role, we encourage you to apply and tell us about yourself in your cover letter.

Individuals of identities that are underrepresented in the fields of fundraising and arts administration are especially encouraged to apply.

Applications received by Friday, May 31, 2024, will receive full consideration.

Director of Development

Los Angeles, CA

Director of Development
Annual salary: $85K-$100K

Location: Hybrid (remote and co-working office space in downtown Los Angeles)
Reports to: Executive Director

From our humble beginnings in 1995 when our founder began volunteer-teaching a poetry workshop at a Los Angeles County probation camp for boys to now hosting workshops that attract up to 700 youth and events that attract up to 5,000 youth, Street Poets continues to harness the healing power of poetry and music to build community and inspire our next generation to write, rap, and dream a new world into being. Street Poets is a thriving 501(c)3 nonprofit providing impactful programs which include:
Public weekly Seeking Peace healing circle
In-school and probation camp poetry workshops
Public open mics
Monthly Street Poets Presents
Poetry in Motion Van, a mobile performance venue and recording studio
Beats & Rhymes music production workshops, and more
Recording studio, audio post production facility, communal meeting space, and Ancestors’ Wall

Street Poets recently purchased and is in the process of renovating a building in Historic South Los Angeles that will transform into our exciting new home and enable us to increase our outreach, programming capacity, and visibility.

Street Poets seeks its first Director of Development. The organization requires a strategic, results-oriented fundraising leader and storyteller with a passion for expanding its arts-based programs and activities that it provides to support youth.

The Director of Development has overall strategic and operational responsibility for goal-driven development activities to expand Street Poets’ base of support to its next level. Building upon Street Poet’s accomplishments to date, the incoming Director of Development will inspire action and facilitate growth among foundation, corporate, and individual donors and grow revenue partnerships with organizational and individual members. This position is critical to Street Poets’ long-term financial integrity by fostering strong relationships with our community partners, members, and key stakeholders. This position will actively oversee the completion of the $5M Roots & Reach campaign to open its new headquarters. The Director of Development will build Street Poets’ fund development plan and processes and secure and manage government, nonprofit, and business sponsorship opportunities. Reporting to the Executive Director, this position will engage closely with key staff and the Board of Directors.

Our ideal candidate is a creative, motivated achiever that is well-versed and brings a track record of success in innovating and executing dynamic fund strategies. They have a passion for the Los Angeles arts community and the positive impact it can make for community youth. They are gifted at both defining the strategy to accomplish goals and driving the initiatives to ensure success. They are skilled in forging strategic partnerships, negotiating contracts, managing people, and internal and external communications. They are persuasive, with excellent written and oral presentation skills. They are kind, humble, and humorous; they take their work seriously, but not themselves.

Donor Engagement and Marketing Communications
Lead major donor management, engagement, and revenue reporting
Secure renewals of existing donors and recruit new donors
Cultivate donor relationships through ongoing communication
Develop campaigns for attracting donors and innovate new or optimized revenue models for giving programs
Ensure regular updates are provided to donor communities
Oversee strategy and implementation of multi-channel marketing campaigns to support the fundraising program
Provide or oversee development, editing, and management of content that conveys Street Poets’ mission to secure alignment and support, including but not limited to:
Major donor assets, including emails, correspondence, acknowledgements, etc.
Email campaigns to engage and cultivate donors, managing email lists and importing data from external sources
Broadcast fundraising events and projects, including digital campaigns, scripts, production, writing, and editing of fundraising content (internal and external)
Special events, registrations, and surveys
Fundraising assets listed on website
Other content as needed
Create, implement, and oversee development team’s ongoing marketing/fundraising calendar
Consistently review analytics to measure and improve performance
Develop presentations to report key metrics
Fundraising Strategy/Execution
Research, develop, and steward relationships to increase financial resources for Street Poets through individual donations, corporate sponsorships, and supporting management of grants
In collaboration with the Street Poets leadership and team, develop annual and long-term fundraising strategies and planning for major gifts, corporate donations, annual giving, capital campaigns, individual gifts, institutional giving, planned giving, special events, and in-kind resources
Working with the Executive Director, Board of Directors, and campaign counsel on the completion of the Roots & Reach campaign
Lead efforts to develop and implement strategies to engage new and existing partners; collaborate with the Street Poets team to draft funding proposals, manage active grants, and provide reporting
Manage funder relationships and assist in ensuring grant compliance
Direct activities to secure corporate sponsorships to build new revenue streams
Manage fundraising activities in collaboration with event-planning staff
Operate as the main point of contact for Board giving and fundraising
Supervisory Responsibilities
Oversee two (2) internal team members responsible for donor database management and marketing outreach to stakeholders as well as contractors and/or consultants required to achieve Street Poets’ fundraising goals
Devise plans, schedules, assign tasks, and oversee development-related administrative duties to ensure smooth and timely operations, projects, and deliverables
Lead the hiring, onboarding, and training of new development staff members
Foster an inclusive and positive work culture through effective communication, transparency, and empowerment
Establish and regularly monitor goals to ensure team success and effectiveness
Manage discipline and termination of employees as needed
Contribute to the day-to-day operations of the organization in relation to the responsibilities of the position and be responsive to leadership and other staff members
Be prepared for routine tasks and processes, scheduled events, and other activities or ad hoc projects as required
Occasional travel may be required

4-plus years of experience and ascending success in donor cultivation, stewardship, and securing major gifts of four figures and up
Adept at expanding organizational awareness and revenue through multiple channels, including major annual giving, individual gifts, fundraising, corporate sponsorships, capital campaigns, special events, providing support of grant writing, etc.
Skilled and effective in managing fund strategies and achieving revenue targets in collaboration with leadership and staff
Polished, dynamic public speaking skills and presence with ability to engage diverse audiences
Analytical skills and ability to distill complex issues into digestible information
Strong writing and editing skills for marketing and other content development
Excellent leadership, coordination, and management abilities
Proactive communication and collaboration skills with proven experience in establishing positive and effective internal/external relationships
Detail-oriented and highly organized with ability to prioritize, re-prioritize, and adjust to achieve targets and deadlines
Experienced in engaging and providing progress updates and reporting to leadership and Board of Directors
Proficiency with current software (Bloomerang, Microsoft Office, Google Suite, etc.), apps, and CRMs
Advanced degree in a related field and/or relevant professional certification (CFRE)
Past experience in a PR, marketing, community engagement, or communications role
Experienced or familiar with the Los Angeles arts community

This job description indicates the general nature and level of work expected of employees in this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, qualifications, and objectives assigned to this role.

Salary: $85,000 – $100,000

Benefits: Benefits: Vacation, Health, dental, 401(k), employee wellness program, and free parking

Education requirements: Bachelor’s degree

Deadline to apply: May 31, 2024

Documents required to apply:Resume, writing sample

How to apply: Email resume to