NEXT: Emerging Artist Fellowship

The Braid’s NEXT Emerging Artist Program is not just any fellowship; it’s a groundbreaking, PAID opportunity for writers and directors in their 20s, 30s, and 40s to be mentored by industry pros in a unique art form that blends storytelling and theatre. This journey allows you to hone your literary and directing skills while connecting with a community of passionate creatives.

Salary: $1,000 stipend

Benefits: 

Unlock Your Storytelling Potential With These Program Benefits:

Spot the Perfect Story: Learn to identify captivating stories for the stage and beyond.

Edit & Adapt: Shape material into effective, meaningful stories

Source Material: Discover how to find compelling content that captivates audiences.

Curate Shows: Craft shows with seamless, thoughtful connections between stories.

Text Analysis: Break down stories for maximum impact and emotional engagement.

Rehearsal Techniques: Elevate your material through focused, effective rehearsals.

Actor Coaching: Work one-on-one with actors to draw out their best performances.

Ensemble Building: Collaborate with multiple actors to create a cohesive, dynamic ensemble.

Professional Insights: Gain insider knowledge as you observe professionals create new shows.

Valuable Mentorship: Receive guidance from seasoned artists in developing The Braid’s unique performance style.

Creative Collaboration: Join forces with fellow creative minds.

NEXT Alumni Network: Become part of a thriving community of past Fellows and continue your creative journey.

Education requirements: None

Deadline to apply: June 23, 2024

Documents required to apply: Work Sample/Portfolio, Writing Sample

How to apply: Click here for more info and to apply

Vice President, Academy Theaters

Job Summary:

This is an extraordinary opportunity for an experienced venue manager to reimagine theater operations at the Academy. The position will oversee theater operations at the four state-of-the-art theaters operated by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) and the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures (Academy Museum) at their venues in Beverly Hills and Los Angeles: the Samuel Goldwyn Theater, the Linwood Dunn Theater, the David Geffen Theater, and the Ted Mann Theater. You will be responsible for integrating two separate theater operations teams, overseeing the Cinema Projection and Events A/V teams, and developing unified policies and procedures, and hiring, training, and managing a newly unified Academy Theaters team. This will include ensuring seamless operations for every show and activity supported by the department and delivery of a best-in-class customer service experience across the Academy’s theaters and its other spaces.

Duties and Responsibilities:

– Overall responsibility for the Academy Theaters Department, including strategic, managerial, fiscal, operational, administration, scheduling, and staff supervision functions to ensure a premier experience for the theaters.
– Work closely with the Academy COO and other staff to create the vision and long-term strategy for the development and growth of the Academy Theaters Department, with a focus on the integration of the AMPAS and Academy Museum teams into one unified team and oversight of the Cinema Projection and Events A/V team.
– Oversee and work closely with the leader of the Cinema Projection team to uphold the highest technical standards in our theaters.
– Serve as the lead representative for the Academy and work closely with the Theater Standards Committee or any successor advisory group.
– Oversee the Events A/V team and its work in the Academy’s theaters and its other spaces.
– Ensure access to theater programs is as inclusive and accessible as possible.
– Effectively communicate the capabilities and any limitations of the Academy theaters to internal and external stakeholders.
– Develop and ensure that department systems, procedures, and practices support effective operations while also providing outstanding customer service.
– Project an image of friendliness, professionalism, and willingness to provide personalized services to all members, clients, vendors, employees, and guests.
– Develop and maintain operations budgets for the theaters.
– Negotiate contracts and manage relationships with vendors and suppliers.
– Recruit, train, and manage department staff members, including implementing performance tracking and improvement measures.
– Ensure the theater facilities and technologies are in optimal condition for an exceptional movie experience, including all back-of-house support spaces and green rooms. Frequent on-site presence is required.
– Lead production meetings in-house programming in close collaboration with Film Programming, Public Programming, and Academy Membership and schedule and assist with rehearsals, sound checks, and projection checks whenever necessary.
– Serve as a liaison with departments across the Academy and with vendors regarding production, security, and visitor services for all client-led rental events.
– Work closely with Academy departments to create detailed production and technical plans for the successful execution of public programs.
– Maintain a strong working knowledge of new cinema technology including ADA devices and provide recommendations to senior leadership for advancement in this area.
– Ensure compliance with all local, state, and federal laws and regulations.
– Take on other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Requirements:

– A bachelor’s degree in business, hospitality, or related field preferred.
– 10+ years of experience operating a high-profile cinema or event venue; museum, or other arts nonprofit experience a plus.
– 10+ years of managerial experience and significant working knowledge of best practices to develop high-performing teams.
– Strong knowledge of cost center/departmental operations within an organization, including financial, managerial, strategic, budgeting, and staff supervision.
– Demonstrated knowledge of cinema technology, lighting design, sound design, and theater operations.
– Demonstrated knowledge of film history and the film industry.
– Demonstrated knowledge of current and legacy film sound and picture formats.
– Demonstrated knowledge of sound and picture presentation and the sensibility to identify when it is right and when it is wrong.
– Experience working with venue rental clients.
– Flexibility and problem-solving skills to adapt to the ever-changing nature of live events.
– Strong understanding of movie theater showmanship best practices required.
– Must enjoy working with the public and demonstrate friendliness, professionalism, enthusiasm, and a customer-centric approach.
– Proven effectiveness in planning, assigning, directing, motivating, and reviewing the work of employees.
– Must be able to work a flexible schedule to include evenings, weekends, and some holidays.
– A commitment to diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion.

Physical Demands:

– Moving, stair climbing, traversing stairways, forward bending or squatting, and moderate transporting.
– Remain in a stationary position for extended periods of time.

NOTE: All requirements are subject to modification to accommodate individuals with disabilities.

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: $160,000

Benefits: Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision; PTO and Sick Time; 401(k)

Education requirements: High school diploma

Deadline to apply: August 1, 2024

Documents required to apply: Resume, cover letter

How to apply: Apply here

Associate Director, Individual Giving

The Associate Director, Individual Giving supports the Senior Director, Donor Engagement (SD) on the design, management, and execution of the museum’s annual fundraising program, with a strong focus on direct cultivation and solicitation of individual donors. This position works closely with the SD, Chief Development Officer (CDO), and the Deputy Director of External Affairs to set annual targets and strategic long-term priorities for the development department, in support of the Hammer’s mission, vision, goals, and objectives. The Associate Director, Individual Giving plays an especially key role in maintaining a strong baseline of annual support. This position manages a personal portfolio of 75-100 top individual supporters and proactively identifies and engages new prospective donors for the Hammer. The Associate Director, Individual Giving works closely with the SD to support and motivate a team of development professionals who are responsible for database management, institutional giving, and major gifts. The ideal candidate for this job will be a confident and accomplished fundraiser who is passionate about contemporary art, deeply knowledgeable about the collecting and philanthropic communities in Los Angeles, and skilled at making a strong philanthropic case for the museum. The Associate Director, Individual Giving manages Hammer Circle and its monthly programming. They will also manage the Hammer Travel programs and other Donor functions as needed. The individual is expected to engage in the art world, including art gallery openings and art gatherings around the city.

7+ years Management experience in an art museum, arts related organization, philanthropic organization, or institution of higher learning. (Required)
A successful record of demonstrable accomplishments in envisioning, implementing and managing a bold advancement strategy within a competitive philanthropic environment. (Required)
Skill in recognizing appropriate long-range objectives based on data accumulated and demonstrated ability to realize long range objectives through tactical planning. (Required)
Demonstrated ability and proven experience in leading a department and managing staff, including organization of priorities, clear communication of expectations, training, development, and retention. Ability to set departmental vision and lead the department to achieving its goals. (Required)
Demonstrated skill in communicating professionally and effectively with all levels of staff to respond to needs, determine priorities, and manage expectations. 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; ability to write effective correspondence and funding proposals for major gifts and creative solicitation materials. (Required)
Strong communication skills to express, both orally and in writing, the mission of the Hammer and the fundraising goals of the Museum. Ability to make oral group presentations to provide information. (Required)
Interpersonal skill in negotiating and exchanging ideas, information, and opinions with others to formulate policies and programs and/or arrive jointly at decisions, conclusions or solutions (Required)
Skill in establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with Museum and University staff, community leaders, volunteers, vendors, and donors. (Required)
Excellent analytical and organizational skills. Proven fluency in budget preparation, management, reporting and cost control. (Required)
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)
Background and passion for contemporary art, museums, culture, and social change. (Required)
Proven skill and experience using Raiser’s Edge; ability to enter data 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: $95,900 – $120,000 Annually

Benefits: List of benefits

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 #2578. 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.”

Vice President of Development

Vice President of Development
Position Profile

About the Opportunity

Segerstrom Center for the Arts (“the Center”) seeks a collaborative and experienced leader to join their team as Vice President of Development. This is a fantastic opportunity for a talented and compassionate fundraising professional to advance and support the work of the skilled team that is in place. The VP will bring a mentor’s mindset and a talent for coaching and supporting a team that is successful and committed to the significant impacts the Center has on the community. The successful candidate will be skilled at conceptualizing, organizing, and activating the team to implement a comprehensive fundraising plan to fulfill Segerstrom Center for the Arts’s mission and meet their strategic priorities, while fostering a positive work environment that honors all who participate in this work, from staff to board to audience and donors. Reporting to the CEO/President, the Vice President of Development will work in close partnership with the CEO, the Board of Trustees, members of a 20 person Development department, and across the organization to build a sustainable culture of philanthropy, cultivate transformative gifts, and ultimately expand the Center’s base of support to enable the Center to achieve its financial, cultural, educational, and community impact objectives. The Vice President of Development serves as a member of the Center’s senior leadership team and works collaboratively across all departments to leverage and advance fundraising opportunities.

About Segerstrom Center for the Arts

Since opening in 1986, and originally named the Orange County Performing Arts Center until 2011, the Segerstrom Center for the Arts has presented a broad range of programming for audiences of all ages. This includes international ballet and dance, national tours of top Broadway shows, jazz and cabaret, contemporary artists, classical music performed by renowned chamber orchestras and ensembles, family-friendly programming, and free performances and events on the plaza ranging from outdoor movie screenings and a summer jazz series to dancing lessons and culturally diverse community festivals, and many special events.

Segerstrom Center for the Arts is also proud to serve as the artistic home to three of the region’s major performing arts organizations: Pacific Symphony, Philharmonic Society of Orange County, and Pacific Chorale. In addition to Segerstrom Center for the Arts as a presenting and producing institution, it also identifies the beautiful 14-acre campus that embraces the Center’s own facilities as well as two independently acclaimed organizations: South Coast Repertory and a site designated as the future home of the Orange County Museum of Art.

Explore the full history of the Segerstrom Center for the Arts here. (https://tinyurl.com/3k7npvj9)

The Mission
Segerstrom Center for the Arts believes in the power of performing arts to transform lives and that the shared experience and exploration of the arts will help unite Orange County, creating a more culturally connected and vital community. We will help shape the Orange County of the future through meaningful collaborations with diverse communities, embracing creativity in all its forms and enabling a more inclusive, vibrant performing arts scene at the Center and across the region.

We will maintain the excellence of our core artistic and educational programs while demonstrating the entrepreneurial resolve to extend resources, know-how and creativity into these communities we engage. The Center will be transformed into a cultural center and dynamic town square deeply ingrained in the fabric of our community, artistically ambitious, yet accessible to all, one that shines as the very model of the successful performing arts center of the future. We will show that together we thrive when we make the arts matter.

Read the Center’s commitments to Equity and Inclusion (https://tinyurl.com/3md2p4bd)
Read the 2022-23 Impact Report (https://tinyurl.com/bdsm242w)
Review the financial statements (https://tinyurl.com/yc6k5y2u)

Job Description

Essential Responsibilities

The Vice President will have these primary responsibilities:

• Direct the work of the development team of approximately twenty full and part-time employees.
• Work closely with key members of the Board of Directors and colleagues engaged with programming, marketing, and finance.
• Cultivate and solicit leadership gift prospects.
• Manage the Board Development Committee, Center Fund Committee and Board Orientation.
• Participate in, plan, and evaluate a variety of cultivation activities.
• Create the framework, initiate, and manage an endowment campaign.
• Continually monitor the fundraising support infrastructure, including return on investment.

Organizational Leadership
• Foster a culture of philanthropy that fully engages staff, board members, donors, and other community members in a deep and meaningful way.
• Act as an inspirational team leader to the Development Department, in order to recruit, retain, support, and guide a diverse team of development professionals who are engaged, active in relationship-building, and growing in their roles.
• Serve as a member of the Segerstrom Center for the Arts senior leadership team, collaborating on high-level planning and decision making.
• Understand and uplift the Center’s values of equity, diversity, and inclusion, and ensure they are incorporated into the Development team’s operations.
• Communicate and collaborate across departments, about the Development Department’s upcoming projects, events, and goals.
• Be a strong partner to the VP of Marketing and Communications as part of ensuring brand cohesion, integrated patron strategies, and mutual support of healthy community and audience relationships and growth.
• Participate in and attend local and state advocacy and fundraising meetings, events, and roundtables, in order to represent Segerstrom Center for the Arts and maintain valuable strategic relationships.

Fundraising
• Provide strategic and creative leadership in raising approximately $16M in annual contributed revenue through grants, foundation support, corporate sponsorship, individual giving, special events and other fundraising activities that meets the organization’s operational needs and aligns with the Center’s goals for the future.
• Contribute to building and sustaining a positive departmental culture that supports a commitment to team goals and core values, and that fosters the development of individual leadership, accountability, and continuous improvement in project management.
• Support the career goals of the development staff members by providing professional growth opportunities and mentorship that is attentive to their individual needs as well as the department overall.
• Collaborate with the CEO and the CFO to forecast contributed income levels, set strategic goals, and then evaluate progress toward achieving or adjusting those goals.
• Oversee the Development Department’s budget.
• Advise and collaborate with the CEO in their own efforts to cultivate donors and solicit major gifts for the organization.
• Discuss with and motivate Trustees individually in terms of their relationship to giving to the organization.

Qualifications

Key Selection Criteria:

Candidates are expected to have the following type of experience and qualifications:

• Significant nonprofit fundraising experience with a sizable institution.
• Demonstrated management skills in motivating, directing, and managing staff, and in supporting the fundraising activities of others; expertise in mentoring staff, encouraging the best efforts of each member of the team, and modeling active solicitation. Minimum 15 years leadership experience.
• Demonstrated success with Board relationships, annual fundraising, special campaigns, and direct leadership gift solicitations.
• Broad-based knowledge of various development activities including direct mail, proposal and grant writing, planned giving, event planning and management, leveraging fundraising databases and support systems for donor segmentation, and research and volunteer management.

The successful candidate should be:
• An experienced, proven leader with the ability to project confidence, humility, emotional intelligence, high energy, and empathy. A hands-on engaging individual who also possesses the ability to see the entire picture of the organization, its mission, its position in the community and in the arts world.
• A mission-driven individual with a belief in and commitment to the mission of SCFTA; a strong interest in, and passion for, the performing arts and the diverse communities of Orange County.
• A good listener and strategist; comfortable receiving input from many sources, and able to analyze and formulate disparate information into a sound, well-organized plan.
• Determined yet respectful of others’ concerns; someone with the flexibility and creativity needed to find alternative ways to reach funding objectives when barriers arise; a skilled negotiator who does not drive him/her selves or others into a corner.
• A charismatic communicator, able to build enthusiasm for the Center, its performances and programs, and for innovative approaches that advance the reputation of SCFTA as a performing arts leader in Southern California; exceptional verbal and written communication skills.
• A hard worker with a high energy level; a “doer” with a willingness to work hands-on in developing and executing a variety of development and advancement activities.
• Emotionally mature with a very good sense of humor and the flexibility and sensitivity to work with diverse personalities and situations.
• Knowledge of the arts, particularly of the performing arts, and the ability to communicate an excitement about the artistic product to donors, are essential.

Not sure you meet 100% of our qualifications? Research shows that cis men apply for jobs when they fulfill an average of 60% of the criteria, while others tend only to apply if they meet every requirement. If you believe that you could excel in this role, we encourage you to apply.

We are dedicated to considering a broad array of candidates, including those with diverse workplace experiences and backgrounds. So, whether you’re returning to work after a gap in employment, simply looking to transition, or taking the next step in your career path, we will be glad to have you on our radar.

Please use your cover letter to tell us about what you hope to bring to this role.

Compensation

The salary for this position is $161,500-$205,908. Segerstrom Center for the Arts provides comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, FSA, and elective supplemental plans; generous time off package; and a retirement plan with company match.

This is a full-time on-site role in Costa Mesa, California.

Application Instructions

The Vice President of Development search is being conducted on behalf of Segerstrom Center for the Arts by Tom O’Connor Consulting Group, a New York-based executive search and consulting firm specializing in the arts and culture industries. The search is being led by VP of Executive Search Cynthia Fuhrman.

To apply, visit the online application (https://tinyurl.com/2efk6dv2) and submit your materials. Your cover letter should include any training or experience relevant to the job profile that you would like to highlight, why you consider yourself a good fit for this opportunity, and anything else you’d like us to know about your qualifications that may not be present in your resume.

The priority application deadline for this search is June 21, 2024. Applications received by this date will receive priority consideration. While we will still accept and consider applications after this date, we encourage you to apply as early as possible for the best chance at being considered for the position. Please note that meeting the priority deadline does not guarantee an interview.

Segerstrom Center for the Arts is an Equal Opportunity Employer where the spirit of inclusion feeds into everything we do. We are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates. We strive to create opportunities, access, resources, and rewards that are available to and benefit everyone. Segerstrom Center for the Arts is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, and Veteran status.

This job profile does not represent, nor is it intended to be a complete and exhaustive detailed list of all job duties and requirements. Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned and/or changed at the discretion of management, with or without advance notice.

Salary: $161,500 – $205,908

Benefits: Segerstrom Center for the Arts provides comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, FSA, and elective supplemental plans; generous time off package; and a retirement plan with company match.

Education requirements: None

Deadline to apply: June 21, 2024

Documents required to apply: Resume, cover letter

How to apply: Visit the online application and submit your materials.

Communications Manager/Grant Writer, Advancement

The Skirball Cultural Center seeks a Communications Manager/Grant Writer for its Advancement Department. Reporting to the Vice President of Advancement, this position is responsible for compelling writing and communications pieces that are responsive to Skirball priorities and funding requirements. The Communications Manager/Grant Writer will contribute to the Skirball’s robust fundraising efforts with philanthropists, foundations, corporations, and government entities, inspiring their impassioned support for the Skirball’s mission, social justice, the arts, and education.

Salary: $70,000

Benefits: Health, dental, and vision insurance; FSA; 403(b) and matching; EAP; life insurance; employee discount; paid family leave

Education requirements: Bachelor’s degree

Deadline to apply: August 31, 2024

Documents required to apply: Resume, Cover Letter

How to apply: See full job description at skirball.org and send resume and cover letter by email to: hr@skirball.org
Subject line: “Re: Advancement Communications Manager”

Administrative Assistant, Development and Membership

The Skirball Cultural Center seeks an enthusiastic and competent team player to serve as Administrative Assistant for Advancement and Membership. Reporting directly to the Associate Director of Development, this position is responsible for providing clerical and administrative office support to the Development Department. This position requires strong attention to detail as well as the ability to regularly interface with the Skirball’s member- and donor-base.

Salary: $21-23 per hour

Benefits: Healthcare, dental, and vision insurance; FSA; 403(b) and matching; employee discount; EAP; life insurance; paid family leave

Education requirements: Bachelor’s degree 

Deadline to apply: August 31, 2024

Documents required to apply: Resume, cover letter

How to apply: See full job posting at skirball.org and send resume and cover letter, preferably by email, to: hr@skirball.org
Subject line: “Re: Administrative Assistant, Development and Membership”

YOLA at HOLA Brass Teaching Artist (Tuba)

Title: YOLA at HOLA Brass Teaching Artist (Tuba); Youth Orchestra Los Angeles (YOLA) at Heart of Los Angeles (HOLA) Teaching Faculty  

Department: Music

Reports to: YOLA at HOLA and Music Program Director

FLSA: Non-exempt 

Hours: Approximately 8-12 hours/normal programming week, for 37 weeks/year. Hours are subject to change with academic calendar and/or program needs. 

Salary: $45 per hour

Start Date: ASAP

Heart of Los Angeles (HOLA) provides underserved youth with exceptional programs in academics, arts and athletics within a nurturing environment, empowering them to develop their potential, pursue their education and strengthen their communities. 

Core Values: Respect, Responsibility, Positive Communication, Support & Inclusion.

Youth Orchestra LA (YOLA) is the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s initiative, supported by a network of stakeholders, to provide access to exceptional instrumental and orchestral education in order to promote youth development. Central to YOLA is the LA Phil’s plan to build youth orchestras in underserved communities throughout Los Angeles with community partners.

POSITION SUMMARY

Responsible for leading brass sectionals for YOLA at HOLA, a joint venture of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Heart of Los Angeles (HOLA). He/she/they will ensure the highest musical experience for YOLA at HOLA, create curriculum and pedagogy in collaboration with other YOLA at HOLA music faculty, and support each child holistically. He/she/they will support the HOLA philosophy and community as a part of YOLA at HOLA and help facilitate community and family involvement.

YOLA at HOLA is the second site of Gustavo Dudamel’s signature program Youth Orchestra LA, inspired by El Sistema, the Venezuelan music education system that provides a quarter million children with free musical instruments and music instruction. Over the last thirty years, Heart of Los Angeles has become a home-away-from-home for countless numbers of inner-city youth. With YOLA, this vibrant community center has become a hub of intensive and joyful music making. Each participant receives a rich music curriculum focused on cultivating a caring, cooperative, and fun community. The instruments and the program are free to all participating students as long as they uphold their contract to take care of the instrument, practice, and participate in YOLA at HOLA music programming. Participating students come from within a five-mile radius of HOLA community center, located in and around Lafayette Park, Los Angeles.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: 

As YOLA at HOLA faculty member, responsibilities include (but are not limited to): 

Collaborating with YOLA at HOLA faculty to create a shared curriculum, pedagogy and culture inspired by the ideals of El Sistema.
Teaching tuba, and/or combined brass sectionals for beginning, intermediate, and advanced YOLA at HOLA brass students.
Lesson planning for the groups and sessions that are taught.
Team teaching with other wind and brass faculty when necessary.
Leading ensembles/conducting as assigned. 
Assisting with full orchestra rehearsals; playing in the section, helping students individually, classroom management, collaborating with the YOLA Conductors. 
Assisting with concerts and special events.
Communicating with the YOLA at HOLA director, program managers, and tutor, in order to understand each child holistically. 
Attending music pedagogy and tutoring professional development sessions.
Supporting youth development in individual and collective agency and expression through artistry and citizenship
Preparation and communication with music teachers, YOLA Conductor, Program Director, Program Managers, LA Phil staff, parents, and the HOLA team.
Arranging orchestra parts to suit wind (or other) instruments if needed.
Embodying the El Sistema ideals of mentorship, team teaching and experiential learning by being a role model and mentor to those entering the classroom to learn, such as YOLA students, Masters of Arts in Teaching graduate students or volunteers.
Representing the YOLA at HOLA program by embodying the HOLA core values, and welcoming visitors into the collaborative teaching space.
May perform other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS: 

Demonstrated excellent musicianship and artistry as a teacher/performer. 
Strong background in music education required.
Commitment to youth development in individual and collective agency and expression through artistry and citizenship
Strong commitment to El Sistema’s philosophy of social change through music, the mission of HOLA, including embedding of HOLA’s Core Values (Respect, Responsibility, Positive Communication, Inclusion and Support) in all aspects of artistic direction/work
Resourceful, creative, takes initiative
Ability to be flexible in a fast-paced environment
Four-year undergraduate degree or equivalent experience required; post-graduate degree or equivalent experience a plus.
Strong experience teaching brass classes to children.
Experience leading/conducting ensembles.
Strong knowledge of brass repertoire, curriculum, and pedagogy.
Experience working with children from diverse ethnic and economic backgrounds; experience working in underserved communities.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
Interest and ability to be a motivational mentor/role model for students, parents, graduate students, and peers as an artist, teacher, and citizen.
Ability to work under frequent observation, collaborate with peers and to both give and receive constructive and helpful feedback when needed.
Bilingual in English/ Spanish or English/Korean a plus.
Must pass CA DOJ Background check.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions. While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands or fingers, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and the ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The building environment does not provide air conditioning and heat in all areas. Outdoor work is expected in some cases.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) incumbent in this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments.

All duties and responsibilities are essential functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbents will possess the skills, aptitudes and abilities to perform each duty proficiently. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others. The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills or abilities.

HOLA is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, gender, handicap, pregnancy, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Salary: $45 per hour

Benefits: N/A

Education requirements: None

Deadline to apply: July 6, 2024

Documents required to apply: Resume, cover letter

How to apply: More information and to apply.

 

Grantwriter for Musician-Centered NonProfit

Request for Proposal: Grant Writing Services

ABOUT WHIPPOORWILL ARTS
Founded in 2018 and based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Whippoorwill Arts is on a mission to invest in and uplift the work of roots musicians and nurture their creativity with a focus on collaboration, fair wages, equity, and social justice.

In 2020, Whippoorwill Arts commissioned a milestone national research study conducted by Slover-Linett Audience Research, “Turn Up the Mic, Tune Up the Future: A National Research Study of Roots Musicians in the U.S.” The study revealed a need for three kinds of change:
Economic Equity
Professional Protections
Collective Effort

Rooted in these pillars, Whippoorwill Arts has created innovative programs that create paid performance opportunities and professional development programs for high-quality musicians, while also bringing live music to underserved communities in non-traditional venues such as homeless shelters, addiction centers, and public schools. Whippoorwill Arts also engages in ongoing advocacy to improve working conditions for professional musicians.

Whippoorwill Arts is a national organization, currently working in the San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles, Nashville, and Colorado with plans to expand to additional sites around the country.

SCOPE OF SERVICES
Whippoorwill Arts seeks a qualified person or firm to provide grant writing services to the organization. As a relatively new non-profit organization that has only recently begun receiving grant funding, Whippoorwill Arts is seeking a partner to proactively help it increase and optimize funding from institutional sources. Scope of services to include:
Continuing and improving the current grant process, systems, and reporting for active and in-progress grants;
Researching funding opportunities from private foundations, government funders, and corporations to identify alignment with Whippoorwill Arts programs in each of its locations across the country;
Drafting and submitting LOIs and grant proposals in a timely, thorough, and compelling manner to ensure and grow funding for Whippoorwill Arts programs;
Tracking all grant applications and awards, and liaising with Whippoorwill Arts finance and program staff to ensure grant contracts, reports, and other necessary paperwork is filed in a timely manner.
Drafting other communications as needed and appropriate on behalf of organizational leadership to help establish or build relationships with potential or existing funders;
Serving as advisor to Whippoorwill Arts staff and Board members regarding funding strategies, including collecting and sharing feedback from funders regarding Whippoorwill Arts programs and grant applications.

QUALIFICATIONS
Whippoorwill Arts is seeking an individual or firm with at least 3-5 years of successful experience in securing funding from institutional sources, and knowledge of best practices in researching, writing, and reporting on grants from a variety of sources. As an organization that does not fit in the traditional “box” of an arts non-profit, we are seeking someone who is interested in helping us advocate with funders and find non-traditional funding opportunities, as well as pursuing the more traditional open application opportunities. Preference given to those with experience and a personal connection to music or the arts, as well as those based in one of the geographic areas currently served by Whippoorwill Arts (San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles, Nashville, Colorado).

CONTRACT
This is a part-time contract, generally ranging from 5 – 15 hours/month with possibility for growth as additional funding opportunities are identified.

Salary: Hourly Rate based on experience and track record

Benefits: N/A – lunch at staff meetings, free attendance at concerts.

Education requirements: Bachelor’s degree

Deadline to apply: June 27, 2024

Documents required to apply: Resume, Cover Letter, References, Work Sample/Portfolio, Writing Sample

How to apply: Email manager@whippoorwillarts.org with resume, grant writing sample, and please include a cover letter with the types of grants you have raised:

MAJOR DONOR: Individuals contributing $5000+

FOUNDATION: Private and.pr Public Foundations?

GOVERNMENT: Please specify state, federal, NIA, NIH etc

CORPORATE FOUNDATION

Have you raised gifts of $5000+? How many?

Largest gift raised from one source, name of source, amount, date, purpose.

“We meet in person on Mondays in Point Richmond, are you available to attend once/quarter? This is not a requirement but a preference.”

 

Policy and Advocacy Intern

BACKGROUND
As a nonprofit, Arts for LA leads communities, artists, and organizations to promote an equitable, healthy, vibrant, and creative Los Angeles region through the arts. Arts for LA believes that by identifying and eliminating barriers to equity, access, and inclusion – all of Los Angeles will thrive. 

DESCRIPTION
Arts for LA’s Policy and Advocacy Intern is an ideal opportunity for someone who is interested in the arts and culture sector as well as the role local government plays in shaping that sector. This individual will gain first-hand experience in how local legislation is developed and how it impacts the creative economy. It also provides an opportunity to work with dedicated professionals who are committed to the arts.  

This position will work approximately 20 hours per week ($17.28/hr), July through November 2024, flexible dependent on intern’s availability. 

Additional duties and responsibilities for the Policy and Advocacy Intern include the following:

  • Attend public hearings and collaborate with team members on digital campaigns (action alerts and social media).
  • Attend meetings with external stakeholders and take detailed notes to document timely commitments and next steps. 
  • Assist Director of Policy and Advocacy in monitoring and tracking relevant policies, ensuring easy retrieval and analysis. 
  • Assist in organizing workshops related to Arts for LA’s Policy and Advocacy Agenda, including, but not limited to: community listening sessions, webinars, and public forums.
  • Work collaboratively with cross-functional teams within the organization. Contribute insights, participate in brainstorming sessions, and support colleagues to achieve shared policy objectives.

QUALIFICATIONS
Because this intern position is an entry-level position it does not require any specific specialized skills. However, it does require any prospective candidates to have an interest in the arts and culture sector and in politics and legislative affairs. 

Open to enrolled undergraduate (2 or 4-year) and community college students who reside or attend college in Los Angeles County

Salary: Approximately 20 hours per week ($17.28/hr), July through November 2024.

Education requirements: Open to enrolled undergraduate (2 or 4-year) and community college students who reside or attend college in Los Angeles County.

Deadline to apply: June 21, 2024

Documents required to apply: Resume, cover letter and one writing sample.

How to apply: Submit a resume, cover letter describing how your experience has prepared you for this position, and one writing sample to info@artsforla.org with the subject line “Policy & Advocacy Intern.” 

Manager, Database and Donor Operations

The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art is seeking an experienced Manager, Database and Donor Operations to be a key resource to driving operational excellence in the Development department. Reporting to the Director, Membership & Development Operations, this role will provide leadership in CRM and business operations.

The Manager will oversee the robust and effective use of the CRM (Tessitura) and the operations critical to the museum’s successful fundraising efforts. This role is responsible for donor database setup and management, list and report building, data analysis and financial reporting. The successful candidate will be a systems thinker who is highly skilled in the use of donor management systems and who has a deep understanding of managing comprehensive fundraising programs. Primary responsibilities include CRM documentation and training, database maintenance, preparing financial reports, and supervision of accurate gift processing.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Database Management & Training

Serve as Development power user for CRM, acting as a key voice in decision making during the Tessitura onboarding and implementation process—specifically regarding setting up gift processing campaigns and procedures
Create and maintain documentation of CRM and business processes for Development team
Oversee accurate management of all donor records and gifts in our CRM (Tessitura) database to ensure database integrity
Ensure best-use of CRM across Development team, including use of Plans, Campaigns, Activities, CSIs, and Research in Tessitura

Business Operations

Build out gift processing procedures in collaboration with Director of Membership & Development Operations and Finance team
In conjunction with Finance colleagues, complete regular reconciliations to ensure all donations are accurately accounted for, allocated, and reported
Collaborate with finance colleagues to ensure compliance with all relevant regulations and laws, maintain accountability standards to donors, and ensure confidentiality and compliance
Work with colleagues and outside vendors to manage and execute fundraising appeals, including direct mail and online campaigns, overseeing list segmentation
Manage gift processing, batch approvals, and donor acknowledgements as needed

Project Management

Collaborate with the Enterprise Systems and Marketing teams on cross-departmental integrations, including website-CRM integration and email-CRM integration
Partner with Enterprise Systems team on implementing additional key Tessitura integrations needed by the Development team, including partner systems for prospect research, digital membership cards, etc.

Reporting and Analysis

Provide reports for financial reporting, reconciliation, and KPI analysis to senior leadership
Perform other related duties, as assigned or requested

CORE COMPETENCIES

Writing & Reporting – Writes clearly, succinctly and correctly; writes convincingly in an engaging and expressive manner; avoids the unnecessary use of jargon or complicated language; writes in a well-structured and logical way; structures information to meet the needs and understanding of the intended audience

Applying Expertise & Technology – Applies specialist and detailed technical expertise; Develops job knowledge and expertise through continual professional development; Shares expertise and knowledge with others; Uses technology to achieve work objectives; Demonstrates an understanding of different organizational departments and functions

Planning & Organizing – Sets clearly defined objectives; plans activities and projects well in advance and takes account of possible changing circumstances; manages time effectively; identifies and organizes resources needed to accomplish tasks; monitors performance against deadlines and milestones

Adapting & Responding to change – Adapts to changing circumstances; accepts new ideas and change initiatives; adapts interpersonal style to suit different people or situations; shows respect and sensitivity towards differences; deals with ambiguity, making positive use of the opportunities it presents

Adhering to Principles & Values – Upholds ethics and values; demonstrates integrity; promotes and defends equal opportunities; encourages organizational and individual responsibility towards the organization and community we serve

QUALIFICATIONS

Education & Experience

Bachelor’s degree preferred or equivalent experience
3 – 5 years of experience with development operations in a nonprofit setting, preferably with a membership program
Experience working in a startup environment is a plus

Knowledge

Expertise with relational databases/CRMs including a knowledge of querying and reporting from databases is required; strong preference for experience with Tessitura
A systems and analytical thinker with excellent organizational skills and attention to detail

Skills

Experience using project management tools (QuickBase, Asana, etc.)
Proficiency in Microsoft tools (Excel, Word, Teams, OneDrive, Planner)

Abilities

Ability to summarize processes and procedures in a succinct and digestible manner
Demonstrated ability to prioritize and successfully execute competing tasks/projects in a fast-paced ever-changing environment

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY AND OUR COMMITMENT TO DEAIB

The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art embraces diversity and equal opportunity. We are committed to building a team that represents and supports a variety of backgrounds and perspectives. The Lucas Museum fosters a work environment that is free of discrimination and harassment, whether based on race, national origin, gender, gender expression, religion, ethnic background, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other criterion prohibited by applicable federal, state, or local laws. We believe that diversity and inclusion among our team is critical to our success, and we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the best qualified people from a diverse candidate pool. Applications from traditionally underrepresented communities are encouraged.

The statements in this description represent typical elements, criteria, and general work performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required for the job.

MISSION AND VISION
We are a museum dedicated to the art of storytelling. Through visual storytelling the Lucas Museum expands the role of art and museums for society. The Museum inspires thought provoking ideas and conversations that are relevant within and beyond geographic boundaries. Our work radiates to catalyze more connected and empathetic spaces. The art of storytelling connects us to shape a more just society.

VALUES
Our internal and external practice is shaped by the following beliefs and behaviors.

PEOPLE FIRST
We meet people wherever they are (physically, intellectually, emotionally). Our inclusive practice connects who people are and what people find meaningful, to works of art and the work of our organization.

INSPIRED
We believe that art can move you to feel, think, reflect, and act.

COLLABORATIVE
We believe that nimble thinking and working together yields exponential results.

BRAVE
We approach our work and learning with courage, creativity, curiosity, and a sense of adventure.

4 STRATEGIC PRIORITIES

ART
Amplify the social impact of Narrative Art through an approach that bridges the academic and the popular.

COMMUNITY
Connect to a broad and diverse public by create an institution rooted in impactful, respectful, sustainable relationships.

INCLUSION
Practice diversity, equity, inclusion, accessibility and belonging in all operational and programmatic aspects of our work.

OPERATIONAL EXCELLENCE
Create a healthy and durable institution equipped to fulfill its vision and public mandate.

All staff at the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art lead through a deep commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, both within the Museum and with the communities that we serve.

Salary and titles will be assigned commensurate to the successful candidates’ education and experience. An attractive compensation package will be offered to the successful candidate(s).

Pursuant to the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art’s COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination Policy, the museum requires all new hires to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of employment absent an approved medical and/or religious exemption. Upon hire, all new hires will receive detailed instructions on complying with this policy. Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

Salary: $80,000 – $95,000 a year

Benefits: Medical, dental, vision, 403B and more.

Education requirements: Bachelor’s degree

Deadline to apply: July 6, 2024

Documents required to apply: Resume

How to apply: Apply here