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

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

Beyond the Box Mural Art Program

Under this Call for Artists (“CFA”), the Library, Arts & Culture Department (“Library”) of the City of Glendale (“City”)— on behalf of the City’s Arts & Culture Commission (“ACC”)— is accepting proposals from qualified candidates who would like to participate in its’ Beyond the Box – Utility Box Art Program (“Program”). A successful applicant will be required to adhere to the Program requirements set forth herein below.

This project is open to all local and regional artists. The ACC encourages applications from both new and established artists. Glendale artists may be given preference if all else is equal. Artists may apply as an individual artist or as a group. For group submissions, a signed Release of Liability and Indemnity Agreement for each participating artist must be included in addition to the application form and design template. Group submissions may be for a single utility box or multiple utility boxes. No more than three submissions per individual or group. City of Glendale employees are not eligible to apply.

The Library and the ACC have designed a program to support public art programs and to enhance the community and neighborhoods through the use of art. The Beyond the Box – Utility Box Art Program enhances the aesthetics of the city, promotes civic pride, increases pedestrian traffic and extends public art to new areas and unexpected places while creating an attractive environment and allowing art to be introduced to the public in a creative and inventive way. The program goal is to bring beauty to unexpected places such as public infrastructure and utility boxes.

This Call For Artists is for a Beyond The Box – Utility Box Art Program art painting event that will take place from October 14 – 20, 2024 with selected utility boxes throughout various locations in Glendale.

The theme of this year’s Beyond the Box – Utility Box Art Program is Art & Science Collide in celebration of Glendale Library, Arts & Culture’s participation in PST ART: Art & Science Collide, which is the Getty Foundation’s Southern California regional arts and culture initiative returning in September 2024. This year’s theme, Art & Science Collide, will create opportunities for civic dialogue around some of the most urgent problems of our time by exploring past and present connections between art and science. Applicants are highly encouraged to visit the PST ART: Art & Science Collide website at https://pst.art/en/about to gain inspiration for submissions and proposals.

Compensation: $1,000

Benefits: The ACC will fund $1,000.00 per utility box, inclusive of all artist’s fees, paints and materials.

Deadline to apply: June 21, 2024

How to apply: https://www.glendaleartsandculture.org/btbguidelines
scroll to the bottom and click “Apply”

Sales Assistant – Immediate Hire

Karma Gallery is seeking a full-time Sales Assistant for immediate hire to support our Los Angeles based Director. This Tuesday through Saturday position will also contribute to the overall running of our LA location and will work across multiple departments. Our ideal candidate thrives in a collaborative environment, is a creative problem solver and has enthusiasm for contemporary art and our artist roster.

Key Responsibilities:
Artist & Collector Relations: Research artists, collectors, and institutions

Exhibition Management: Research, write, and edit proposals for exhibitions and sales. Coordinate logistics for exhibitions and loans, liaising with relevant departments. Track exhibition schedules and update calendars.

Client Outreach: Assist with client outreach, sending information and previews as needed.

Director’s Schedule & Communication: Manage the Director’s communication, calendar, and appointments. Organize and submit Director’s expenses; Book travel and accommodations.

Sales Support: Schedule viewings, update calendars, and coordinate with art handlers and the gallery team. Highlight viewings and provide client walkthroughs when needed. As the primary post-sale contact, draft and send invoices; Log and review invoice details, take payment, and confirm artwork delivery.

Pricing & Appraisals: Create and update documents for each artist, conduct market research, flagging auctions results and log sale & pricing history; Draft and send appraisals and certificates of authenticity as requested.

Openings & Programs: Assist and provide on-site support for public programs, events and gallery openings; Book venues and send invitations.

Gallery Support: Open and close the gallery, help maintain orderly work areas and supplies; Welcome & Greet visitors, answer inquiries by phone and email, directing messages to appropriate contacts; Create and update fact sheets and preview documents.

  • You’re a great fit if you have:
    Prior experience working in a gallery, art institution or cultural arts organization for a minimum of two years
    Bachelor’s degree in Art History, English, Arts Administration or related field
    Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing
    Comfortable efficiently communicating via email, phone and text
    Experience handling confidential information with integrity and discretion
    Have an interest in the art market and are looking to grow professionally
    Enjoy working in a collaborative environment and are able to work independently
    You’re comfortable and confident interacting with all kinds of audiences
    Fluent in Google suite and have prior exposure to InDesign or Photoshop
    A Plus: You are familiar with our artists and have visited our galleries

Salary: $55,000 – $65,000 annually

* Company funded medical, dental, and vision benefits, starting at zero cost to employee
* 401(k) with a company match
* FSA / DCFSA Programs
* Commuter Benefits options
* Paid Time Off and Sick Leave, including paid Holidays, and a week off in August and December
* Paid Parental Leave

Deadline to apply: May 28, 2024

Education requirements: Bachelor’s degree

Documents required to apply: Resume, Cover Letter

How to apply: Email your resume and cover letter as a single PDF to hiring@karmakarma.org, noting Assistant LA in the subject line. We understand qualifications aren’t everything. If you see yourself thriving in this role, even if your background is unconventional, we encourage you to apply!

Karma is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to equal employment opportunities regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status.

Photo Licensing and Permissions Manager

The Eames Office is seeking a licensing professional to join our permissions and archive team. This Photo Licensing and Permissions Manager role is a part-time (20 hours per week) hybrid position focused on licensing the Eames Office assets to third parties, including: brand partners, art institutions, publishing houses, PR, film and television media, universities, private persons, and more.

The candidate must be able to work a minimum of one day per week in our office in Culver City West, Los Angeles, California.

This position is well-suited for a mid-level candidate interested in working in a collaborative environment with a goal towards enhancing the Eames Office’s legacy, protecting intellectual property, and maintaining revenue.

The primary duties of this role are:

• Responding to daily permissions email requests from third parties. This includes introduction of the Eames Office brand, communication of pricing and parameters, asking questions to gather more information about projects, and introducing the client to correct Eames Office staff when necessary.

• Creating, sending, signing, and filing legal licenses for third party use of our assets.

• Creating, sending, and organizing payment invoices with clients.

Creating and managing Filemaker database entries to reflect all new and ongoing projects.
Updating project spreadsheet.
Monitoring and adjusting long-term pricing structures for our assets.
Occasionally host visitors in our office space (with advanced notice).
• Consistent, daily communication with our Archivist, as these two roles work in tandem with one another.

• Communication with Eames Office staff and family with project details and needs, when necessary.

• Attending bi-weekly staff meetings to stay informed about company happenings.

• Occasional contact with our IP lawyer.

The strongest candidate will have an extensive familiarity with the history of Charles and Ray Eames and the projects completed by the Eames Office since 1941, and a general knowledge of our historic furniture partners, Herman Miller and Vitra.

Experience, Skills, and Desired Qualities:

• Knowledge of the history of Charles and Ray Eames and the Eames Office is strongly emphasized.

• Bachelor’s degree (business, intellectual property law, design history, art, history, architecture, museum studies) preferred.

• Discretion while viewing and handling confidential assets, including financial records.

• Professional email, video conference, and phone communication.

• Exceptional organizational skills, timeliness, and attention to detail.

• Ability to set and keep deadlines, to work independently after receiving direction, and to communicate progress.

• Knowledge of IP standards for photography, films, and furniture assets.

• Ability to negotiate pricing and close business deals, including the creation of legal licenses and payment invoices.

• Experience with Dropbox, Google Suite, Adobe Suite (especially Acrobat and Photoshop), PayPal, and Zoom. Familiarity with FileMaker platform is a plus.

• Ability to sustain repetitive digital work without guidance.

Salary: $30/hour

Benefits: Part-time employees are not eligible for Benefits.
Part-time employees do receive employee discounts.

Education requirements: Bachelor’s Degree

Deadline to apply: May 6, 2024

Documents required to apply: resume

How to apply: E-mail resume to Jackie@eamesoffice.com

Skirball Research Fellow, Museum

The Skirball Cultural Center seeks to engage a two-year Research Fellow to explore the ongoing and historic connections between Black and Jewish communities, both nationally and in Southern California. The fellowship’s focus will be on conducting an extensive historiography and literature review and identifying contemporary scholars, artists, collections, and institutions whose artifactual holdings or work reflect these histories. Reporting to the Chief Curator, the Research Fellow also will develop four exhibition concepts that align with the Skirball’s mission as a Jewish American cultural institution that celebrates discovery and hope, fosters human connections across generations and communities, and inspires visitors to help build a more just society.

Contract Timeframe: Summer 2024 through Summer 2026

Salary: $4,500-$5,800/month

Benefits: N/A

Education requirements: High school diploma

Deadline to apply: June 15, 2024

Documents required to apply: resume, cover letter

How to apply: See full job description at https://www.skirball.org/about/employment. Please send CV and cover letter, preferably by email, to: hr@skirball.org