Volunteer and Program Coordinator

Join the education team in telling the stories of Los Angeles and the people who inhabit it as Volunteer and Program Coordinator for the Los Angeles Conservancy. The Volunteer and Program Coordinator is a full-time, exempt position who reports to the Director of Education. This position serves as the primary liaison for the Conservancy’s 300-plus volunteers, including approximately 60 walking tour guides. The Volunteer and Program Coordinator plays an intrinsic role in building and maintaining relationships between Conservancy staff, patrons, property owners, community members and L.A. Conservancy volunteers. As such, the Volunteer and Program Coordinator exhibits empathy, patience and respect in every interpersonal interaction, and is culturally sensitive to the needs of individuals and communities.

This position is the administrative lead for the Walking Tour and Student Feild Trip programs and the primary organizer for all volunteer-based trainings and events. In addition, the Volunteer and Program Coordinator implements quality control measures for volunteer-driven programs, institutes tour guide and volunteer management best practices, models excellent customer service skills, and is comfortable giving tours and teaching. This position also contributes to the creation of educational content, which entails researching and writing walking tour scripts, booklets, brochures and online resources. The Volunteer and Program Coordinator works a Tuesday through Saturday work schedule, as well as occasional evenings and weekends.

Volunteer and Program Coordinator Duties

Manages the administrative duties of the Walking Tour Program and Student Field Trips, including scheduling tour guides, collecting payments and communicating with tourgoers and group tour leaders.

Oversees the scheduling and assignments of volunteers for all necessary Conservancy events, including the annual benefit and Preservation Awards.

Manages annual tour guide and volunteer training, including enrichment and professional development opportunities.

Recruits and builds a pool of volunteers that reflect the diverse inhabitants of Los Angeles County. Creates benchmarks to retain and advance volunteers.

Serves as a backup tour guide or teacher and gives tours or teaches when necessary to patrons of all ages, including K-12 students.

Takes on administrative duties for the Last Remaining Seats (LRS) program, including:

Obtaining licensing and permissions for films screened

Working with and overseeing outside vendors

Facilitating the LRS volunteer committee. Coordinates communication between Committee leadership and attends all meetings

Scheduling volunteers and conducting training for all screenings

Maintains all volunteer information in a Salesforce database.

Researches, creates and edits educational content, including walking tour scripts.

Updates volunteer handbooks, keeping up with best practices for volunteer policies and procedures through ongoing program assessment and analysis.

Provides staff support when needed for non-education events.

Education and Experience

A degree in higher education or two years or more of professional work experience in a related field.

Experience managing volunteers in a museum or nonprofit setting.

Public-facing job experience; dedication to delivering quality customer service.

Strong organizational and administrative skills with the ability to manage multiple projects and tasks without prompting.

Strong writing and editing skills.

Experience teaching, conducting tours, or speaking and presenting to the public.

Excellent time management and prioritizing abilities.

Able to give criticism and feedback in a courteous, positive manner and to exhibit a professional demeanor in all working relationships.

Able to demonstrate good judgment and creativity, and to motivate others.

Preferred Skills

Experience using data management systems such as Salesforce, virtual platforms (i.e., Zoom, Google Meet) and social media platforms.

Familiarity with using Microsoft Office. Asana experience a plus.

Experience coordinating educational programs in a museum or nonprofit setting; experience working with youth a plus.

Knowledge of and passion for architecture, history, Los Angeles neighborhoods and culture or historic preservation helpful

Bilingual in Spanish or other language highly desirable

Physical Requirements

This job is a hybrid of remote and in-person work. Must be available to work in the downtown L.A. office at least twice a week (Saturday and one other day) and at other in-person responsibilities, such as weekly walking tours and special events.

This position must be available to work a Tuesday through Saturday work week as well as occasional evenings and weekends. During June, working late at night (often until midnight or later), over several Saturdays is required.

This job entails coordinating walking tours and other events inside and outdoors in urban settings throughout the year. This can require moving for extended periods (often over multiple miles) and navigating stairs.

This job entails moving up to 30 pounds multiple times in a row, packing boxes, pulling carts, loading and unloading.

Senior Associate, Philanthropy & Communications

BACKGROUND
Antaeus Theatre Company is an actor-driven theater company that explores and produces timely and timeless works, grounded in our passion for the Classics. We illuminate diverse human experiences through performance, training and outreach. We believe in the transformative power of live theater.

Antaeus is located at the Kiki & David Gindler Performing Arts Center in Downtown Glendale, CA and is a leading intimate theater in Los Angeles. The center includes an 80-seat theater, a reconfigurable 36-seat black box space, and a theater library. The current annual fundraising goal is approximately $1 million, and the company produces three productions a year.

POSITION SUMMARY
Antaeus currently seeks a full-time Senior Associate, Philanthropy & Communications to join our team. Reporting to the Producing Executive Director, the Senior Associate, Philanthropy & Communications will support all fundraising and communications efforts at Antaeus. The successful candidate will have a passion for theater, be highly motivated, extremely organized, and have exceptional interpersonal and communication skills.This is an onsite position, and will require occasional work in the evening and on the weekend.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

Develop and maintain an annual communications calendar outlining campaigns and initiatives; Create and execute all communications for Antaeus including: print materials, e-blasts, donor and subscriber communications, invitations, website updates, and social media posts; Tracks analytics to evaluate the success of campaigns.

Manage an assigned portfolio of current and prospective donors, subscribers, and community partners through meetings, phone calls, and other cultivation strategies;

Oversees “Moves Management” tracking for major donors;

Elevates the importance of stewarding all patrons in ways that strengthen their interest in, satisfaction with, and commitment to Antaeus;

Works with Producing Executive Director to advance relationships with major donors and community partners aligning with organizational priorities.

Ensures accuracy of all patron information across all platforms including, but not limited to Mailchimp, TRG Arts, and OvationTix;

Performs all gift entry in the database, ensuring that all gifts and pledges are accurate;

Coordinates with bookkeeper to ensure accurate record keeping.

Oversees all events at Antaeus including Opening Night Celebrations,

Season Announcement Party, and other patron cultivation and stewardship events.

QUALIFICATIONS

Experience
One or more years of professional experience in non-profit organization, preferably in theater or the performing arts.

Knowledge and Skills
Excellent written and verbal interpersonal skills; including the ability to interact with people at all levels of the organization including the executive leadership team is required. Strong written communication and proofreading skills.

The ability to work and communicate effectively with a diverse group of board members, donors, volunteers, patrons and staff of diverse cultural backgrounds.

Self-motivated, well-organized, detail oriented, and excellent customer relations skills.

Must demonstrate ability to problem solve and to handle varied projects simultaneously under tight deadlines.

Appreciates and is enthusiastic about theater and the important role that cultural organizations play in the life of a vibrant community.

Must be able to balance the many challenges inherent in working in a growing, fast-paced intimate theater environment.

A clear and demonstrable commitment to anti-racism and EDI values.

A true collaborator who possesses the ability to work in a team environment.

Confident, personable, and positive individual with exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, including strong presentation skills.

Technical Knowledge/Computer literacy in Microsoft Office software applications.

Must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and comfortable using CRM software.

Administrative
Must have a valid driver’s license and reliable vehicle.
Must have the ability to work a flexible schedule, including evenings, weekends and some holidays.

To View the Full Job Description visit https://antaeus.org/about-antaeus/work-with-us/

To apply, please send your cover letter with demonstrable accomplishments and resume to anarose@antaeus.org with the subject “Senior Associate, Philanthropy & Communications”. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Development Manager

Full time, Exempt

Annual Salary: $72,000-80,000

Reports to Executive Director

Medical benefits and robust PTO included

Summary

Established in 1973 in the heart of East Los Angeles, Self Help Graphics and Art (SHG) is dedicated to the production, interpretation and distribution of prints and other art media by Chicana/o and Latina/o artists. Our multi-disciplinary, inter-generational programs promote artistic excellence and empower our community by providing access to space, tools, training and resources.

The Development Manager oversees all aspects of fund development and donor engagement activities for the annual fund and supports the Executive Director with the capital campaign. The Development Manager reports to the Executive Director and collaborates frequently with the capital campaign consultant and communications-related consultant(s). The Development Manager plays an important role by providing the administrative backbone and management support to fund development efforts across the organization, and is a liaison to the board of directors. The Development Manager participates in all donor and public relations activities, direct mail appeals, and special events, and oversees the creation of graphic materials for development campaigns. This role is highly public facing at times and steps in to represent the organization on behalf of the Executive Director as needed.

This role is ideal for someone seeking a community-serving and mission-oriented place of work whose values align with a culture of community care, solidarity, and a deep commitment to a nonprofit arts administration practice that centers equity, social justice, leadership development, and sustainability.

Responsibilities and Duties

Annual Fund – Grants, Individual Donors and Events

Manage the annual grant calendar, and complete interim and final reports for active grant cycles, as necessitated by grant requirements.

Grant writing for corporate, foundation, and governmental grant proposals throughout the year.

Develop solid understanding of the work of the supported programs, strategies, and how specific grants fit into its framework for reporting purposes.

Identify, research and investigate new opportunities for funding from a wide variety of individual, corporate, foundation, and governmental sources to expand donor base.

Process donations and prepare acknowledgement letters and other correspondence within five hours of receiving gift or pledge for annual fund and capital campaign.

Maintain foundation, corporation and individual donor files.

Oversee individual giving for annual fund, major, and leadership gifts, including peer-to-peer initiatives, donor engagement, and personal solicitation; coordinate productions and mailing of spring and year-end appeal letters.

Collaborate with communications consultant and graphic designer on campaign graphics and social media strategies.

Manage online donor database and update donation information frequently.

Assist in creation of fundraising reports and other database reports as needed for Executive Director and board meetings.

Maintain guest lists and staff events, gather and prepare registration materials and other duties as assigned for fundraising and public events.

Handle administrative details and tasks related to the Board Development and Marketing Committee. (i.e. prepare and distribute materials, agendas, take minutes, etc.).

Prepare media materials for distribution. (i.e. copying, filing, mailing, e-mailing); Assemble media and donor materials for meetings and events in partnership with Executive Director and PR consultant

Capital Campaign:

Work with Executive Director and capital campaign consultant on all capital campaign fund requests and strategies (grants, individual donor solicitations), periodically update campaign materials and webpage.

Calendar meetings with donors and board members, including handling of meeting logistics, such as meeting confirmations, meal reservations, scheduling walk throughs with Executive Director and/or artists related to campaign.

Prepare materials and packets for donor meetings, including notes on donors for board members and/or capital project management team.

Ensure donor records are updated with information gathered from meetings, events, latest donations, including making sure pledges and commitments are tracked correctly in Saleseforce and accounting systems.

Work with the Executive Director to plan and execute campaign-related events and produce donor/funder-specific communications.

Participates and takes notes in campaign committee meetings with clear action items and accountable parties.

Maintain campaign progress and ensure all tracking is accurate and up to date, maintain a list of naming opportunities and pledged commitments.

Secondary:

Work with the Bookkeeper and Administrative team to generate protocols for special events expenses and income, and to generate financial reports for the Executive Director and board.

Collaborate with Programming team:

Support SHG anchor programming like Dia de los Muertos, Annual Print Fair, Marketplaces, and other all-hands moments throughout the year.

Oversee development-related interns, provide professional development through mentorship and training.

Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent experience.

Minimum three years experience in fund development, nonprofit administration, arts administration preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Coordinate various administrative duties; interpret and apply a variety of complex policies and procedures; set deadlines, priorities, and complete projects accordingly; draft and prepare memoranda and correspondence.

Ability to keep moderately complex records and files; screen mail, telephone calls, and visitors; maintain confidential files; track financial data, and make simple projections.

Positive attitude, compassion, and the ability to manage many personalities with respect and diplomacy.

Proficiency in Microsoft and Google software suites; experience with Salesforce is preferred, but not required.

Demonstrated commitment to the values of diversity, justice and inclusiveness.

Demonstrated commitment to art and culture as a tool for social justice, and empowering communities through the arts.

Physical Requirements

Moderate physical effort. May require occasional lifting, handling, pushing, or moving objects up to 25 lbs.

Sitting for extended periods in front of a computer screen.

Standing for extended periods during events.

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, writing sample (i.e. redacted grant application, donor solicitation, or other related materials), and three references with contact information to jobs@selfhelpgraphics.com. The subject line should include the position title and your name. For example: Development Manager – Jane Doe.

Temporary Senior Art Program Specialist

Basic Function

Provides senior-level professional work and/or technical expertise in planning, programming, and delivery of high visibility art projects and programs to achieve the promise of a world-class regional transit system for all.

Example Of Duties

Develops and implements innovative arts programs which transform the customer experience, enhance the use of transit, and strengthen Metro′s ties with the communities it serves

Designs and implements art outreach programs and related public engagement activities for diverse communities

Interacts with other agency departments

Develops Requests for Proposals (RFPs), scopes of work, and professional services contracts and coordinates artist selection processes

Manages small, single-site, or region-wide projects or funding programs; manages small consultant contracts or assists with the management of large contracts

Communicates effectively regarding art, creative placemaking, and design aesthetics using multi-media presentation materials

Develops information materials and online content
Provides coordinating support during artwork design and construction phases

Reviews complex construction drawings, product specifications, material samples, shop drawings, reports, and recommendations for conformance to quality, schedule, and budget requirements
Supervises independent contractors, including artists, fabricators, and other professional services in implementing arts programs and community engagement programs

Facilitates and coordinates cultural partnerships and special programs

Conducts needs assessments, evaluates artwork condition, and develops annual condition reports
Represents Metro before elected officials and business and community groups

Performs independent research; prepares and presents reports and recommendations

Prepares independent cost estimates and monitors budgets for projects and new initiatives

Complies with Metro’s efficient and effective bill paying standard to ensure project and cost center invoices are paid in a timely manner

Contributes to ensuring that the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) policies and programs of Metro are carried out

May be required to perform other related job duties

Requirements For Employment

A combination of education and/or experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the position. Additional experience, as outlined below, may be substituted for required education on a year-for-year basis. A typical combination includes:

Education

Bachelor’s Degree in Art, Architecture, Urban Planning or Design, Public Administration, Transportation Planning, or a related field; Master′s Degree in a related field preferred
Experience

Three years of relevant experience implementing art programs in the public realm
Certifications/Licenses/Special Requirements

A valid California Class C Driver License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions

Knowledge

Theories, principles, and practices of public art, project management, grants management, and cultural programming

Basic and current principles and theories of contemporary art, art history, architecture, planning, landscape, and urban design

Design, construction, installation, and maintenance practices

Art fabrication techniques, materials, processes, and vendors

Copywriting and copy editing

Art law, artist moral rights, and copyright issues
Contracting, scope of work development, procurement, and budgeting processes

Research and report preparation methods
Contract management

Applicable business software applications

Skills

Implementing innovative art and community engagement programs

Communicating effectively orally and in writing
Interacting professionally with various levels of Metro employees, elected officials, contractors, outside representatives, and the public

Analyzing situations and identifying problems

Preparing reports and correspondence

Making visual and verbal presentations about Metro programs

Abilities

Meet tight time constraints and deadlines
Think and act independently

Follow oral and written instructions

Work positively with diverse groups of artists and communities, as well as design, fabrication, and construction professionals

Represent Metro in public meetings, task forces, and special events

Read architectural construction drawings, specifications, and/or visual design materials

Compile and analyze data, statistics, and budgets
Selection Procedure

Applicants who best meet job-related qualifications will be invited to participate in the examination process that may consist of any combination of written, performance, or oral appraisal to further evaluate job-related experience, knowledge, skills and abilities.

Application Procedure

To apply, visit Metro’s website at www.metro.net and complete an online Employment Application. Telephone: (213) 922-6217 or persons with hearing or speech impairments can use California Relay Service 711 to contact Metro.

All completed online Employment Applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. on the closing date. (TL)

*Open to the public and all Metro employees

This job bulletin is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties, responsibilities, or requirements. Employees may be required to perform other related job duties.

Link to job posting and how to apply: http://jobs.metro.net/JobInformation.aspx?tab=desc

Visitor Services Associate

Organizational Overview

The mission of Armory Center for the Arts is to nurture our community and its young people by creating, learning, and presenting art to advance equity and social justice. Deeply committed to public access, education, and outreach programs, the Armory presents contemporary art exhibitions, performances, and educational experiences at its main facility and at satellite locations throughout the City of Pasadena and Greater Los Angeles. For more information on the Armory, visit armoryarts.org/about.

The Armory believes that traditional hiring practices have historically and systemically marginalized entire groups of people including people of color, people of different socio-economic backgrounds, women, people with disabilities, people in the LGBTQ community, and veterans, to name a few. We strongly believe as an organization in deconstructing barriers and building a team that authentically represents the diverse communities, and backgrounds of Los Angeles County. We strongly encourage applications from people with these identities or who are members of other marginalized groups.

What We Are Looking For
The Visitor Services Associates (VSA) are tasked with engaging with the public in order to provide an educational, safe, and memorable experience at the Armory. VSAs are also tasked with running the daily, frontline operations; including administrative tasks, monitoring the gallery and studio spaces, and set-up / break-down of programs.

The ideal candidate has:
Curiosity about community arts spaces, galleries, and working studios.
Excellent visitor service skills and courteous phone manner.
Confidence in communicating with groups of all ages and backgrounds.
The ability to interact with various personality traits and maintain a professional demeanor with both staff and visitors alike.
A positive attitude; is responsible, flexible, punctual, and able to work well under pressure.
Availability to work Wednesday-Saturday, nights, and holidays; and/or work extended hours if required.
High school diploma or GED.
Minimum of two years prior experience working in a cultural organization or educational setting.
Familiarity and comfort with standards, practices, and procedures of museums and/or childcare.
Familiarity and comfort with business protocols; office skills.
The physical ability to speak, hear, see, reach, bend, twist, type, sit, stand, lift 25 pounds, and climb a short ladder.
Fluency in other languages is a plus.
Knowledge of ceramics is a plus.

General Duties, Responsibilities, Essential Functions
Greet and welcome visitors upon their arrival and orient them to the Armory. Assess visitor needs and share the wide range of programming and activities available.
Be well informed about Exhibition and Studio programs and schedules.
Assist visitors with wayfinding around the Armory.
Provide information and monitor visitors and adherence to site rules.
Answer visitor questions regarding a wide variety of topics including general Armory matters or the Old Pasadena neighborhood; If necessary, direct visitors to the appropriate place/person, or take their contact info for follow up.
Monitor and control visitor flow at entry and exit points. Report any issues.
Respond to visitor concerns and complaints and report any concerns to Supervisors in a timely and efficient manner.
Provide professional, efficient, and approachable support and excellent service to visitors and staff alike.
Assist with exhibition openings, public programs, and special events that take place at the Armory throughout the year.
Provide administrative, technical, or programmatic support as needed.
Maintain clean and orderly work areas, specifically exhibition reception desk and front office.
Answer front office phones and check voicemails. Change outgoing messages for each exhibition. Direct unresolved questions to the supervisor.
Perform any other duties as may reasonably be required.

Exhibitions
Open and close galleries, including turning on and off any video or other tech.
Support department’s social media activities.
Maintain organized and accurate daily visitor log. Input new email addresses and zip codes into the database.
Sell Armory books, merchandise, and editions; maintain book inventory; track sales.
Maintain an organized closet behind the reception desk.
Assist with departmental events by providing setup of AV, chairs, recording, and other needs as requested.
Monitor the condition of all galleries on a daily basis. Remove trash or other debris as needed. Report burned out bulbs, scuffs, or other matters that require attention.
Provide some administrative support to the Director of Exhibitions

On-site Classes
Welcome all students, following strict COVID-19 safety protocols if applicable.
Open doors to studio spaces at the start of every class, locking and monitoring front and back Armory doors during class, ensuring student safety during their time at the Armory.
Assist visitors and students with wayfinding to their classes, especially in the first 2 weeks of each session.
During class, monitor all Studio class spaces and answer questions from teaching artists or teen volunteers.
Assist the Studio Director in maintaining an organized, clean, and active studio space, reviewing and rearranging classroom spaces on a daily basis as needed.
Assist with the organization of materials for classes and set up of studio spaces in preparation for each class.
Supervise students ages 11 and younger if parents are late for check-out.
Provide other administrative and programmatic assistance to the Studio Director.

COVID Vaccination Policy
For the safety and well-being of the entire community, Armory Center for the Arts requires that all staff be vaccinated and boosted against the COVID-19 virus before they will be allowed in an Armory facility, exhibit space, classroom, or office.

How to Apply
To apply, please send resume and cover letter to careers@armoryarts.org. In the subject line of the email, please write “Visitor Services Associate.” No phone calls please. Applications are due by February 12th.

We understand that it is unlikely that an applicant meets all of the qualifications for a given role. If much of this job description describes you, you are encouraged to apply for this role.

PST ART – Project Manager Specialist

Job Summary:

PST ART is Southern California’s landmark arts event, to be held every five years and showcasing the artistic legacy of the entire region. The next edition of PST ART returns in September 2024 with more than 60 exhibitions from museums and other institutions across the region, under the theme of Art & Science Collide. The initiative is supported by Getty through research and exhibition grants to participating partner organizations.

The Project Manager Specialist is a core member of the PST ART team and will perform advanced project management work, interacting and working with internal and external stakeholders, including PST ART team members, business units of Getty, outside contractors, and on occasion the more than 60 partner organizations involved in PST ART. The Project Manager Specialist will coordinate the planning of PST ART projects at various levels of completion; develop, monitor, and manage project timelines and budgets; review cost estimates and manage all contracts with Getty procurement; maintain records and documentation; and communicate with internal and external stakeholders, including Getty senior leadership. The position may plan, assign, and/or supervise the work of others.

Major Job Responsibilities:

-Directs, oversees, and evaluates projects using accepted project management methodologies
-Develops project budgets, schedules, work plans, resource requirements, and cost estimates and projections
-Reviews and recommends vendor proposals and bids to management
-Monitors and manages project costs to ensure projects are completed within budget
-Initiates complex projects, obtains authorization and commitment for projects from outside vendors, and demonstrates business need and project feasibility
-Monitors and manages project quality to ensure project deliverables are acceptable and fulfill the terms of the project contract or specifications
-Develops project timelines, deadlines, and monitors progress
-Compiles and distributes project information, project status reports, and project budget
-Completes quarterly and fiscal year-end reconciliation and reporting of PST budget
-Creates documentation procedures to capture and deal with changes in original project plan
-May plan, assign, and/or supervise the work of others

For full job posting and to apply, visit: https://jobs-getty.icims.com/jobs/4376/pst-art—project-manager-specialist/job

Communications and Marketing Manager

The Communications and Marketing Manager will help build OPC’s brand by engaging current and new audiences through creative campaigns, content, and collateral. This position will be responsible for managing and implementing communications and marketing efforts that bring awareness to OPC’s mission, programs, and events, and helping to plan communication strategies throughout the year.

This is a part-time position averaging 20 hours/week with increased time commitment leading up to and during the Conference and New Works Festival in late July/early August. This position will work remotely much of the time (OPC does not have administrative offices) but in-person attendance is required for the majority of the two weeks of the summer Conference & Festival and other events in the LA/Ojai area.

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES
With OPC staff, develop an annual communications/marketing plan that supports OPC’s brand, programs, fundraising efforts, events, etc.
Build and manage OPC’s content calendar.
Implement strategies to reach and grow OPC’s audiences through digital channels and in-person events.
Manage and/or create all communications/marketing materials (digital and print) for the organization, including Festival-specific collateral (programs, posters, postcards, digital, etc.); contribute to the creation of fundraising collateral as necessary.
Contribute ideas, energy, knowledge, and support as a member of OPC’s administrative team.

Social media
Manage OPC’s social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Youtube); create and contribute to the creation of all content (writing, design, photo, video).
In partnership with artistic and administrative staff, develop targeted campaigns to promote specific programs, events, announcements, etc.
Engage with followers; listen/connect to industry influencers.
Track social media metrics, views, engagement etc.

Email Communications
Manage, create, and distribute monthly e-newsletters: compile, write, and edit content with staff and contributors and design within Mailchimp templates.
Manage, create, and distribute all email marketing content promoting the Conference and Festival, pass and ticket sales, etc.
Maintain email lists, track responses, and strategize with the team to increase readership/engagement.

Website
Serve as primary contact for website content additions, updates, and edits.
Create or gather content to update the site as needed.
Maintain brand standards throughout the website.

Other Responsibilities
– Support media relations efforts as needed.
– Attend and record events with photos and video and/or gather from others for OPC use.
– Build and manage photo repository.
– Attend weekly staff meetings as an engaged, collaborative member of the team.

REQUIREMENTS
What you bring:
– A minimum of five years of experience in a communications, marketing, or similar role
– Experience delivering an organization’s brand tone and messaging with a proven track record of accelerating a brand, program, event, etc.
– Experience creating and managing an annual communications/marketing plan and calendar
– Experience elevating social media impact (design/content quality, engagement, etc.)
– Consistently excellent written and verbal communication skills
– High-level quality control and proofreading skills
– Organization skills and the ability to prioritize your work
– Enthusiasm for collaboration
– Ability to embrace unexpected opportunities and handle unexpected problems
– Comfort working with various stakeholders: board members, donors, volunteers

What you know:
– Social media management experience required
– Mailchimp (or similar platform) proficiency required
– Graphic design experience required (minimum requirement: Canva)
– Google Suite proficiency preferred but not required
– Minimal experience in web design required (our website backend is user friendly)

Bonus Points:
– Experience in a public relations environment: writing press releases, media relations, etc.
– Photography and photo editing experience
– SEO experience
– Lived experience and/or a passion for theater, new play development, performing arts

OPC is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, age, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, veteran, familial, or any other locally or nationally protected status. We are actively seeking to engage a diverse workforce.

Please send resume and additional materials to Tahnee at tahnee@ojaiplays.org.

Front of House Coordinator

THE OPPORTUNITY
The City of San Gabriel is recruiting for the position of Playhouse Production Coordinator, Front of House. The Front House Playhouse Production Coordinator assists with the day-to-day ticketing, ushering, and concession operations for the historic San Gabriel Mission Playhouse (circa 1927). This position provides an exceptional opportunity for the ideal candidate to develop a career in theater operations with our historic City and San Gabriel Mission Playhouse. A career with the City of San Gabriel offers excellent pay and benefits, outstanding professional training and development opportunities, and a great location for living and working in Southern California.

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE
Coordinating front of house needs at the San Gabriel Mission Playhouse can be fast-paced and demanding, so the ideal candidate is adaptable, able to multi-task and thrive under pressure, detailed and organized, strategic and goal oriented, collaborative, customer service oriented, and an outstanding communicator. The ideal candidate can effectively balance the needs of producers, artists, City staff, and Playhouse staff while taking into consideration the strategic goals of the Playhouse. The ideal candidate is also intrinsically motivated, energetic, ready and willing to assist others, and continuously looking to develop and improve Playhouse operations.

SUMMARY OF POSITION DUTIES
Under general supervision of the Production Supervisor, the Playhouse Production Coordinator (Front of House) coordinates and oversees assigned functions and programs related to “day of event” operations; schedules and oversees usher, box office, concession and parking staff; assists with booking, meeting, and planning events; helps manage facility improvement projects and maintain equipment logs and repairs; regularly meets with clients to establish ticketing and front of house needs per event; and performs other related duties as assigned.

The Production House Coordinator plans and organizes activities for a wide variety of events at the Mission Playhouse. This class differs from a Production Supervisor due to the level of experience required, complexity of work performed, and level and scope of supervision over staff.

For more detailed information regarding the job duties and minimum requirements for this position, please clink the following link for the Playhouse Production Coordinator class specification. Playhouse Production Coordinator

RESPONSIBILITIES

– Schedule and oversee front of house team members, including ushers, box office, concession, and parking attendants.
– Cultivate positive client relationships with rental companies and individuals.
– Build events and ticketing profiles for renters in ticketing software.
– Ensure all team members meet the Mission Playhouse’s high-quality standards for guest services.
– Lead all aspects of front house operations, from safety protocols to preshow, mid-performance and post-show event execution, to create exciting and memorable guest experiences.
– Communicate with renters to coordinate ticketing details and lobby set up.
Foster effective communication among hourly team members and provide guidance and support to help them succeed.
– Assist in the hiring, training, performance management, and disciplinary actions of team members.
– Maintain a positive and motivating work environment for team members.
– Manage vendor relationships and serve as the primary point of contact for Front of House operations.
– Effectively listen and communicate to guests, and promptly and satisfactorily address any concerns.

WORK SCHEDULE
The work schedule for this position will vary by week and requires evening and weekend work, depending on the needs of the Playhouse. This is a full-time position and will require both office and performance hours.

Typical Qualifications
Any combination of experience, education, knowledge, skills, and abilities may be considered for this position; however, this position typically requires, at a minimum, the following:
– College coursework related to live event production.
– Two (2) years of increasingly responsible experience working on live events and/or hospitality industries.

Highly Desirable Qualifications
– At least two (2) years of Front of House theater or hospitality management experience in a high-volume environment.
– Demonstrable experience and proficiency with processing cash and credit card transactions.
– Demonstrable experience and proficiency with a ticketing CRM, such as ArtsPeople, ThunderTix or Audience View.
– Demonstrable experience and skills in leading, motivating, and guiding teams.
– Demonstrable knowledge and experience with safe work practices in a production environment and ADA regulations.

 

Apply at
https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/sangabrielcity/jobs/4357406/front-house-playhouse-production-coordinator

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

Call for Art: The Boynes Artist Award

Join us in celebrating 10 Editions of artistry and creativity! The Boynes Artist Award invites artists worldwide to participate in our historic 10th Edition. With a commitment to inclusivity and diversity in the arts, we offer a platform where artists of all backgrounds and experience levels can shine on a global stage.

Key Dates:

– Submissions Open: January 21, 2024
– Early Bird Deadline: February 28, 2024 (25% off)
– Regular Deadline: April 29, 2024
– Winner & Finalists Announced: May 30, 2024

Join us in this milestone edition and seize the opportunity to gain exposure, recognition, and support for your artistic journey. Our esteemed panel of jurors from diverse backgrounds will celebrate your creativity in all its forms.

Visit our website for submission guidelines and more details. Don’t miss the chance to be a part of the historic 10th Edition of the Boynes Artist Award!