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 jobs@psarts.org
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

Open Call-Mother Earth Art Competition

Mother Earth Art Competition celebrates the beauty, vitality, and importance of our planet. Artists are encouraged to explore the diverse aspects of the Earth, including its landscapes, ecosystems, flora, and fauna, as well as the relationship between humans and nature. Through painting, sculpture, photography, or mixed media, artists can express their reverence for the Earth and raise awareness about environmental issues.

$100 cash prize awarded to the 1st place winner. The first, second, and third place winners will receive recognition on the website’s and through our social media channels. Additionally, merit and honorable mention awards will be presented. The exhibition will include the artist’s name, work title, and website or email link.

Extensive media coverage and online promotion on our website will be provided to all participants, ensuring widespread exposure of their talent and artwork. Recipients of the competitions will receive digital certificates.
Standard: $20 for 4 images or $30 for 6 images.

Salary: $100 for winner

Benefits: $100 cash prize/awards/promo

Education requirements: None

Deadline to apply: July 31, 2024

Documents required to apply: Work sample/portfolio

How to apply: Apply here

2ND BOLD COLORS Fine Art Competition

The 2nd Bold Colors online art competition invites artists to explore the vibrant and dynamic world of color. Artists are encouraged to create artworks that celebrate the intensity and variety of hues, using color as a powerful tool to convey emotions, stories, and abstract concepts. Whether it’s through painting, photography, mixed media, or digital art, this theme allows artists to push the boundaries of their creativity and inspire viewers with their bold and vivid expressions. The winner will receive a $100 cash prize, a certificate, and a feature on the front page of our website.

Awards & Prizes
$100 cash prize awarded to the 1st place winner. The first, second, and third place winners will receive recognition on the website’s and through our social media channels.

Salary: $100 for winner

Benefits: $100 cash and award/prizes/exhibition

Education requirements: None

Deadline to apply: July 31, 2024

Documents required to apply: Work sample/portfolio

How to apply: apply here.

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.

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 recruiter.darby@gmail.com

House Management Intern

PRT’s Box Office and Marketing Intern will participate in our theatre’s day-to-day audience and subscriber communication and marketing campaigns. Responsibilities will include working box office during performances, managing the theatre’s social media, creating marketing materials for shows (posters, postcards, etc), and communicating directly with our subscriber base. This position will work approximately 40 hours a week from June to February.
Preferred previous audience relations experience, photoshop experience, and website design experience. However, we encourage any interested students willing to learn to apply.
Please submit a resume and cover letter. If you have any questions, feel free to contact info@pacificresidenttheatre.org

Salary: $17.28/hour

Benefits: N/A

Education requirements: None

Deadline to apply: July 31, 2024

Documents required to apply: Resume and cover letter

How to apply: Email your resume and cover letter to info@pacificresidenttheatre.org

Community Arts Programs Intern

The Program Intern will work closely with the Program Director in supporting several LA Commons Neighborhood Story Connections and Healthy Culture Hub programs , including the Leimert Park Day of the Ancestor Mask Festival, MacArthur Park and South LA workshops. The intern will play an important role in organization and management assistance, community partner outreach, workshop supply acquisition and delivery to sites, and art production. Duties include: Maintaining contact list of core partners, artists, youth and staff; Youth outreach mentorship and support; Resource and delivery of project supplies; and supporting community and youth arts workshops.

Salary: $17.28

Education requirements: High school diploma

Deadline to apply: May 25, 2025

Documents required to apply: Resume, cover letter

How to apply: Apply directly: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfCK0V3j6ErkvMnuAkEgpRKFk5egr7NIP8xpy34Fjx8wu75jQ/viewform

Call for artists: Utility Box Public Art Pilot Program

The City of Torrance and its Cultural Arts Commission invites artists to participate in the City’s Utility Box Public Art Pilot Program. The City and the Commission are seeking artists to showcase their work to beautify utility boxes located throughout Torrance. The goals of the program are to use public art to contribute to the vitality and attractiveness of the City’s streetscapes and bring art to unexpected places.

This Public Art Pilot Program ‘Call For Artists’ is open to all residents in the South Bay Cities. All artwork submissions must be of an original design and artwork must be suitable for viewing by people of all ages. No advertising, copy-written material or branding will be accepted.

Please click on the following links below for more information.

Salary: You’ll be paid a $500 stipend for each box your work is chosen for.

Benefits: 1. Utility Box public art designs must be applicable
usable, covering all four sides and the top of a box
2. You can submit multiple designs with one
3. You’ll be paid a $500 stipend for each box your work is chosen for.
4. Artworks are printed on vinyl that is finished with a UV protective/ anti-graffiti coating and installed by a 3rd party vendor.

Deadline to apply: September 30, 2024

How to apply: Torrance Utility Box Public Art Pilot Program Application

Grant Writer

Founded in 2014, LA River Arts combines advocacy, public policy, and the arts to re-present the river we share. We believe that dynamic public art is the ideal platform for focusing public attention on the Los Angeles River. Our efforts confirm the value of inclusionary art-based public projects and raise the visibility of artists, engaging communities to grow a robust river culture.

LA River Arts is seeking a Grant Writer to join its dynamic and diverse team. Reporting directly to the Executive Director, this part-time position is essential for LA River Arts’ fundraising initiatives. As a Grant Writer, you will be responsible for crafting compelling proposals and communications that align with LA River Arts’ mission of transforming 51 miles of the LA River/ Paayme Paxaayt as a place for ART, NATURE, and COMMUNITY. You will engage with philanthropists, foundations, corporations, and government entities to secure funding to support LA River Arts’ vision.

In this key role, the Grant Writer will shape narratives that resonate with potential donors, using strong writing skills in a meaningful way to contribute to the success and impact of one of the most significant cultural landscapes in Los Angeles. If you are passionate about grant writing and philanthropy, supporting the integration of art, nature, and community, and being part of a committed team that is shaping the future of LA River Arts, we invite you to consider joining us.

Research and consider potential grants
Prepare draft submissions
Coordinate with the Executive Director [ED] to assess grant opportunities, prepare grants, submit all files, and review final submissions
Manage the Grants Calendar for ED & Board review
Quarterly Grant Report for Board Meetings
Inform the ED of Fulfillment tasks when grants are awarded; track in the Grants Dashboard
Manage all account systems for grant submissions and portal access
Request the appropriate programmatic and organizational data from the ED with regularity to ensure all data in submissions is accurate
Manage and complete Grant Reporting

Detail oriented
Excellent time management skills
Familiarity with digital grant portals and submission practices
Strong writer and editor
Digital organization skills
Fluent in Google Office
Degree qualification not necessary with demonstrated writing strength

Salary: Rate: $40 / hour for 3 month trial period, then compensation to be negotiated. Hours: 20 hr /month with 20 additional hours as needed for deadlines

Benefits: Flexible hours/ No benefits offered for contractors

Education requirements: Bachelor’s degree

Deadline to apply: May 20, 2024

Documents required to apply: Resume, cover letter, writing sample

How to apply: Please submit letter of interest (in body of email), writing sample, and resume to: admin@lariverarts.org

Weekend Administrative & Marketing Associate

If you love making sure that every event is launched to perfection, keep reading as we are seeking an addition to our team to fill the part-time, Los Angeles based position of Weekend Administrative & Marketing Associate.

You will report to and work closely with three different department heads (Programming & Marketing Supervisor, Office Manager, & Marketing Manager).

Working with the Programming & Marketing Supervisor, you will ensure the weekend needs of our classes & events are met. Whether that means all the prep in the run up to events or rescheduling them as needed.

Working with the Office Manager, you will help oversee and coordinate the administrative & customer service operations of the studio as well as the daily activity of the support staff. The hiring, onboarding, & training of new support staff members & volunteer readers will be spearheaded alongside enforcing studio policies & maintaining quality standards.

In addition, you and the Office Manager will manage inventory stock & supplies as well as liaise with external service providers for various aspects of the studio’s operations including physical facilities & online infrastructure.

Working with the Marketing Manager, you will be tasked in assisting with writing marketing email copy, execution of the marketing strategy, as well as some content creation under the direction of the Marketing Manager.

You will be a part of the studio’s Senior Staff meaning you will be expected to have a solid understanding of all facets of our core operations, and will be called upon to help troubleshoot & assist other departments if needed.

You will be a member of a team that prides itself on collaboration and teamwork, and will at times be a designated Supervisor overseeing support staff across our 3 campuses.

Salary: $25/hour

Deadline to apply: June 9, 2024

Documents required to apply: Resume

How to apply: See here for more information about this position: https://oneonone.lpages.co/administrative-marketing-associate-job-listing/

If this sounds like a good fit, please apply here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfvyCsB5MDUrxrqXhoiZ-HdvrYte0xYrh_FFlMjyTkh6vIxjQ/viewform