Call for Art: Temporary Public Art Exhibitions

WeHo Arts Division invites artists, curators, and non-profit arts organizations based in the U.S. to submit proposals for temporary public art projects to the Art on the Outside (AOTO) program. AOTO funds the temporary display of art at publicly accessible City-owned locations and facilities. Past projects include sculptures, murals, digital screen-based artwork & projections, and performance art.

Salary:

$8,000 (average approved project budget; varies depending on scope of proposal)

To Apply:

Online Application: https://bit.ly/AOTO2024

For more information about the AOTO program: https://www.weho.org/community/arts-and-culture/visual-arts/art-on-the-outside

Questions:

Please contact Marcus Mitchell, Public Art Administrator at mmitchell@weho.org / 323-848-3122.

Call for Art: The Hopper Prize

The Hopper Prize is now accepting entries for our Spring 2024 artist grants.

We are offering $3,500 and $1,000 grants to artists and photographers around the world.

For this open call, we will be providing 6 grants totaling $11,000 USD.

2 artists will each receive $3,500 and 4 artists will each receive $1,000.

This is an open call, all media eligible.

Submissions will be juried by
— Lauren Rosati, Associate Curator, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
— Maya Brooks, Assistant Curator, North Carolina Museum of Art

Our open call provides you with a direct path to get your work in front of these forward thinking exhibition makers.

In addition to grants, 30 artists will be selected for a shortlist, and all winners will have the opportunity to publish an in depth interview about their work in our online journal.

Submit your work at https://hopperprize.org

Collage Artist Assistant

A Los Angeles based contemporary artist is seeking a collage artist to assist in art execution.

Job Requirements & Qualifications:

Highly proficient in collage and other contemporary art-making techniques

General studio upkeep including ordering supplies and running errands

Reliable, organized, professional and detail-oriented

The position is in West Los Angeles, personal vehicle required

Must be able to legally work as an employee in U.S. and at the location

This is a fully on-site position, no remote work.

Hours are part-time and flexible, between 10am and 6:30pm

Upbeat and confident

Art Assistant

A Los Angeles based contemporary artist is seeking a fine art oil painter to assist in art execution and various art studio needs.

Opportunities for international travel.


Job Requirements & Qualifications:

Highly proficient in contemporary art-making techniques, primarily figurative & realist oil painting and drawing

Excellent color mixing skills

Priming and prepping canvases

General studio upkeep including ordering supplies and running errands

Reliable, organized, professional and detail-oriented

Proficient with Photoshop and photography skills a plus

The position is in West Los Angeles, personal vehicle required

Must be able to legally work as an employee in U.S. and at the location

This is a fully on-site position, no remote work. Schedule is Monday to Friday, 10am to 6:30pm

Must be available to travel internationally from one week to a month at a time

Upbeat and confident

Call for Art: International Women’s Day: Palestinian Women: Images and Stories

Esperanza Community Housing is pleased to invite local artists to submit artwork for its upcoming International Women’s Day Art Exhibition: Palestinian Women: Images and Stories.

Esperanza is a social justice organization that accomplishes comprehensive community development in South Los Angeles through six core programs: affordable housing, health equity, economic development, environmental justice, arts and culture, and public policy.
advocacy.

Our annual International Women’s Day exhibition at Mercado La Paloma seeks to highlight women’s voices and stories. This year, we seek to uplift Palestinian women’s stories of life, resistance, joy, community building, and creation.

Exhibition Dates: March 8 to May 6, 2024

Exhibition Place: Mercado La Paloma, 3655 S. Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90007

Artwork Requirements: Two-dimensional artwork: Painting, Photo, Print/Graphic, no smaller than 24 x 32 inches, stretched on canvas or framed and ready to hang. Limit 4 submissions per artist.

Submission Dateline: March 1, 2024. Please submit artwork for consideration HERE

Artwork Delivery Date: March 3, from 1 to 5 pm. Artwork selected must be hand delivered at the offices of Esperanza Community Housing, 3655 S. Grand Ave, Suite 280
Los Angeles, CA 90007 (2nd Floor)

Artwork Pick up Date: May 7, from 5 to 9 pm

No Entry Fee.

Esperanza reserves the right to refuse or reject any artwork for any reason.
Questions: Please contact yadira@esperanzacommunityhousing.org

Temporary Preparator

Please apply directly on our website here by 2/29/2024!

The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures furthers the understanding, celebration, and preservation of cinema through inclusive and accessible exhibitions, screenings, programs, initiatives, and collections. Welcoming visitors from Los Angeles and around the world, the Museum works in active partnership with motion picture artists and specialists, scholars, staff, and diverse communities to contextualize and challenge dominant narratives around cinema, inspiring discourse, connection, joy, and discovery.

Reporting to the Associate Director of Exhibitions Installation, the Preparator will focus on artwork installation in exhibition galleries, maintaining galleries and casework, preparing, and packing art loans, assisting with collections handling, as well as assist in many aspects of preparation for exhibition production. This is a very physical role.

You Will:

Hang, level, and secure framed objects.
Position, mount, and secure large and small 3D objects.
Work closely with curators, registrars, and conservators during install periods.
Join the team for specialized trainings and project overview meetings.
Assist in artwork framing including cutting materials per cut sheet.
Assist in packing and movement of artworks for transport or within the museum.
Help maintain galleries and art storage spaces including glass cleaning.
Help to create mock-ups and models of exhibitions.
Operate power tools such as drills and woodshop tools.
Assist with various preparations of exhibition components.
Work in a team environment.
Abide by all health and safety protocols.

You Have:

– 2+ years of art handling work at a museum, fine art handling company, gallery, or artist studio.
– Availability with varying schedules including nights, weekends, and holidays.
– Experience moving and handling fragile works of art with great care.
– Experience with museum-level art handling practices; knowledge of archival materials and best practices.
– Willingness to be trained on and use OSHA-approved safety equipment such as respirators and protective clothing.
– Accomplishments in patching/ painting, roller, and brush finishes.
– Gantry and rigging experience are a plus.

Physical Demands:

– Ascending and working on ladders, scissor lifts, and scaffolding.
– Moving, standing, twisting, and stooping.
– Carrying and moving objects weighing up to 50 lbs.
– Working around paints, cleansers, and other similar products.
– Working in spaces that collect dust.
– Working on an active construction site.

Other Requirements:

If hired, we require all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19, unless a medical or religious accommodation is needed as determined on a case-by-case basis.

Salary:

The expected base hourly wage range for this role is $25.00 to $31.00. The actual base pay offered will be determined by factors such as experience, skills, training, location, certifications, education, and other factors permitted by law. Decisions will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Gallery Associate

PART TIME POSITION ON SATURDAYS

E2 ARTSPACE in Bergamot Station Arts Center is a new entity looking for a passionate and vibrant person to join our team to manage operations on Saturdays. This requires both vision and follow through, a love of art, enthusiasm, initiative, attention to detail and strong visual aesthetic. A team player that is able to oversee a dynamic arts environment with a sense of humor and flexibility. The artspace hosts art workshops for children and young adults bi-monthly and creates four exhibitions per year.

This is an exciting creative and multi-faceted position, which will allow the successful candidate to participate in how their role develops. It is a wonderful opportunity to develop and build an exciting, vibrant new arts space in the historic Bergamot Station Arts Center.

Send resume & cover letter by E2artspace@gmail.com by 2/15/2024!

Operations Manager

U.S.Art Company seeks a qualified candidate for an Operations Manager position for our Compton, CA facilities. The ideal candidate is an experienced art handler or registrar to assist our LA Operations and National Operations Teams. This position requires an understanding of the safe handling of fine art and an attention to detail. The successful candidate must be able to work independently in a fast paced environment.

This is a salaried, full-time position (40+ hrs./week M-Friday) with additional hours as needed to meet client deadlines. Salary commensurate with experience.

Qualifications:
• Must have 2-3 years of supervisory or lead experience.
• Must be able to manage a team or work independently.
• Must be able to pass Security/Background checks.
• Ability to operate a forklift and/or scissor lift a plus (w/forklift certification). Some heavy lifting required.
• 2-3 years of museum experience or a related field a plus.
• High school diploma plus college education required.
• Must have a valid drivers license and reliable transportation
• Must be able to respond to work emergencies after hours.
• Basic computer skills required: email, word processing, excel, scanning.
• Strong interpersonal skills.
• Must be highly organized and able to work in collaboration with a management team.

Primary Responsibilities:
The primary responsibility is to facilitate the documentation, safety and security of artworks and objects in our care.
• Operations: Supervise West Coast Shuttle teams. Set schedule with clients, supervise loading and unloading of all vehicles, checking paperwork for accuracy, and responsible for payroll entry. On call to respond to alarm events after hours and weekends.
• Storage Management: Assist with the coordination of movement of artworks into and out of storage.
• Facilities Management: Assist management team with general upkeep and routine maintenance of the facilities, supervising and working independently as scope of the project requires. Assist with tracking, maintenance and storage of materials, tools, and equipment necessary for the safe packing, handling, and movement of collections. Responsible for daily inspections of the warehouse areas and oversee the pest management program.

To apply please submit a resume and cover letter detailing experience and interests to jgray@usart.com by 1/26/2024!

$60,000 –  $70,000 based on experience | Benefits:
U.S.Art offers medical insurance, 401K Retirement Plan, and Profit Sharing. Personal/Sick Days and Vacation Days

Project Coordinator

OPEN CALL FOR ARTWORKS

Esperanza Community Housing is pleased to invite local artists to submit artwork for its upcoming International Women’s Day Art Exhibition: Palestinian Women: Images and Stories.

Esperanza is a social justice organization that accomplishes comprehensive community development in South Los Angeles through six core programs: affordable housing, health equity, economic development, environmental justice, arts and culture, and public policy advocacy.

Exhibition Dates: March 8 to May 6, 2024

Exhibition Place: Mercado La Paloma, 3655 S. Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90007

Artwork Requirements: Two-dimensional artwork: Painting, Photo, Print/Graphic, no smaller than 24 x 32 inches, stretched on canvas or framed and ready to hang. Limit 4 submissions per artist.

Submission Dateline: March 1, 2024. Please submit artwork for consideration here.

Artwork Delivery Date: March 3, from 1 to 5 pm. Artwork selected must be hand delivered at the offices of Esperanza Community Housing, 3655 S. Grand Ave, Suite 280
Los Angeles, CA 90007 (2nd Floor)

Artwork Pick up Date: May 7, from 5 to 9 pm

No Entry Fee.

Esperanza reserves the right to refuse or reject any artwork for any reason.

Questions: Please contact yadira@esperanzacommunityhousing.org

Program Manager – YOLA at Torres

Position: Program Manager
Status: Full Time, Exempt
Supervisor: Senior Manager, YOLA
Compensation: $75,000-$80,000
Department: Learning

Send resume to bryan.namba@laphil.org by 6/30/2024.

About the LA Phil:

Founded in 1919, the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association’s mission is to perform, present, and promote music in its varied forms at the highest level of excellence to a diverse and large audience, both at the Walt Disney Concert Hall and the Hollywood Bowl. The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association is dedicated to continuing its pre-eminent status in the music world of the 21st century.

Program Summary:

YOLA provides incomparable and equitable access to a high-quality and intensive music education for more than 1,700 elementary, middle, and high school students from diverse and vibrant communities across Los Angeles at five unique sites. In providing this access, YOLA supports young people to leverage their learned skills and artistic identities and create transformational change for themselves and their communities. In 2021, the Beckmen YOLA Center was opened as a purpose-built space for program-wide YOLA activities as well as a cultural arts resource in the city of Inglewood.

Position Summary:
The YOLA at Torres Program Manager is a leadership position for YOLA’s East LA hub housed at the Esteban E. Torres High School and focused on creating continued sustainability of the site’s musical, programmatic and operational health.

The YOLA at Torres program serves a population of elementary through high school students ranging from beginner to advanced musicians. As such, the Program Manager leads a core administrative team as well as manages approximately 17 Teaching Artists for day-to-day programming.

As a leader of a YOLA site, the YOLA at Torres Program Manager maintains and nurtures a healthy community among students, parents and neighboring schools as well as demonstrates a deep understanding and commitment to community programming, core concepts of youth development and unwavering support of fostering community-responsiveness and music’s ability to advance these ideas.

The Program Manager also serves as the lead advocate and representative of YOLA for the East LA community and is charged with actively engaging with and seeking out resources that will support the operational and programmatic health of the site. As part of the Learning department for the LA Phil, this role also supports large, cross-site YOLA initiatives and collaboration with other YOLA sites.

The Program Manager also serves in a key role for managing a positive partner relationship with all partners and community stakeholders connected to Torres.

SCOPE OF WORK:
Management
• Oversee all program and artistic initiatives for the site in collaboration with YOLA central team of the LA Phil Learning department
• Oversee and manage a team of part-time administrative staff members and teaching artists
• Lead Teaching Artists in facilitating curriculum initiatives, observe music instruction, and provide regular formal and informal feedback
• Responsible for culture-setting of the site and maintenance of a strong team dynamic
• Oversee all hiring and onboarding for prospective administrative staff and teaching artists
• Oversee all recruitment efforts for the site and serve as the primary representative to internal and external stakeholders
• Design support structures for program parents and families, including workshops and community social events – in collaboration with site staff and other YOLA stakeholders

Operations
• Oversee and implement program schedules, working in collaboration with all key stakeholders and YOLA program-wide team
• Ensure that program operations are in alignment with program curriculum delivery
• Ensure all proper documentation, data-collection and other program operations are maintained and followed
• Work with lead partners to ensure that all proper facilities protocols are followed as well as compliance with all emergency protocols

Education/Artistic:
• In collaboration with the YOLA Artistic Administrator, oversee the quality of artistic outcomes for the site and be a key lead on implementing the necessary plans, strategy and logistics for executing said outcomes
• Proactively and actively monitor quality of artistic health of the site, inclusive of creating proactive strategies for sustaining or adjusting any programming as necessary
• Oversee program evaluation, both artistically and organize the administrative team to keep strong data management/meet all outlined benchmarks for curriculum
• In collaboration with the YOLA central team and teaching artists, ensure that all curriculum measures are followed and implemented at the site

Partnership:
• Oversee and lead in collaboration with key stakeholders any necessary scheduling and program coordination
• Manage and facilitate direct and partner provided ‘wrap-around’ support services (including academic support and social services)
• Maintain frequent, responsive and healthy communication with lead partner
• Understand, uphold and adhere to the agreements outlined in any MOUs or other partner agreements
Other duties and projects as assigned

Position Requirements:
• An understanding of youth development philosophy, diverse music education pedagogies (e.g., Orff, Kodaly, Dalcroze), the culture of youth orchestras, community music schools, and after school music programs
• Demonstrated experience working with music teachers and students across a diverse range of backgrounds and socioeconomic status
• Experience working in community settings with a track record of achieving shared goals and successful program execution with multiple stakeholders and agendas
• Experience in collaborative program design and development, coupled with a successful track record of sustainable implementation and execution of large-scale projects
• Strong music knowledge, particularly instrumental, with broad orchestral training and experience preferred
• Ability to work well on a team and manage several priorities, accomplishing and planning out systemic approaches to evolving environments
• Strong computer skills (business professional level), and excellent time management and organizational skills
• Knowledge of state and/or national music learning standards
• Experience working within an orchestra or similar not-for-profit arts organization preferred
• Local travel, as well as evening and weekend availability
• Knowledge of Los Angeles County and surrounding K-12 schools preferred
• Spanish language proficiency strongly preferred
• Dedication and commitment to engage in and promote diversity, equity, and inclusion within the staff, program stakeholders, vendors, and through interactions with the surrounding community

Position Expectations:
• Be an active and participatory member of the YOLA National team and engage with all events for the YOLA National Festival.
• Attend meetings related to events and projects you are tasked with and actively communicating conflicts and preparing for any meetings that cannot be attended
• Complete various tasks within established time frames.
• Ability to work with multiple priorities that may need swift reorganization.
• Strong independent work and proactively identify and assess effective methods of work operation.
• Excellent communication skills, with attention to detail, a strong sense of empathy and a proactive nature.
• Maintain confidentiality and handle sensitive situations with excellent judgment and discretion.
• Maintain professionalism in all instances and embrace serving as a representative of the festival, the YOLA program and the LA Phil in this role.
• Interact with stakeholders of the YOLA community, including but not limited to administrators, partners, teaching artists, alumni, parents, and young musicians.

An Equal Opportunity Employer: The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association embraces and is committed to diversity and inclusion within our staff, musicians, guest artists, audiences, and surrounding communities. The Association does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, religious creed (including religious dress and religious grooming), sex (including pregnancy, perceived pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, physical or mental disability, legally protected medical condition or information, genetic information, marital status, gender, gender identity, gender expression, military status, veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law.  Consistent with the law, the Association also provides reasonable accommodation for disabled applicants and employees in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the California Fair Employment and Housing Act, for pregnant employees who request an accommodation with the advice of their health care providers, for pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions; for employees who are victims of domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking; and for applicants and employees based on their religious beliefs and practices.