Jun 18, 2024

Entertainment Community Fund

Los Angeles, CA

The Entertainment Community Fund (formerly The Actors Fund), a nationwide human services organization that helps all professionals in performing arts and entertainment, seeks an Arts Education Specialist to organize, develop, and manage the Teaching Artist Program activities in The Career Center, including scheduling events, training and additional programming focused on the continuing education of teaching artists. This professional will strategize with Career Center leadership to identify collaborators, perform outreach, and develop relationships with arts education stakeholders, school districts, and arts organizations.

This is currently a part time hybrid position with the requirement of working 1 day per week in the Los Angeles office.

RESPONSIBILITIES

The Arts Education Specialist will coordinate the Teaching Artist Program training schedule and staffing for current year including negotiating and preparing individual contracts for leadership review and signature and ensuring cohort matriculation through program requirements. This position is responsible for building and managing in-depth outreach strategy throughout Los Angeles County for clients (artists) who would benefit from Teaching Artist training. The Arts Education Specialist will organize, manage, and host supplementary events including the Virtual Creative Classroom Symposium and Cohort Graduation which will include securing teaching artist panels, arts educator keynotes, and other industry-related guest speakers. This role will involve leading Teaching Artist Program application process and scheduling interviews with strong applicants to form diverse and resilient cohorts. The Arts Education Specialist will organize and secure training space and refreshments. This professional will collaborate with Program Manager to support job pipelines for teaching artists including collaboration on ongoing quarterly trainings for teaching artist cohorts. The Arts Education Specialist shall manage consistent relationships with potential partners and grantors for Teaching Artist programming. This position tracks client outcomes and shares them for grant reporting purposes. The Arts Education Specialist will maintain digital filing systems, cohort information, timeline milestones for effective communication with participants, trainers, and partners. This professional will coordinate alumni volunteers for in-person sessions as needed.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
• Familiarity with the arts education landscape and/or teaching artistry
• Experienced in events management, community engagement, and program coordination
• Candidate must be extremely organized and have excellent verbal/ written communication skills
• Strong attention to detail in both developing and maintaining digital filing systems
• Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Powerpoint, Outlook, Teams) required

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

• May be required to flex schedule to enable working on some Saturdays and early evenings for specific trainings/events
• Some local travel may be required

PREFERRED QUALITIES

• Holds a higher education degree specifically in arts or education
• Has a solid understanding of the California Arts Standards
• Candidate should be an intentional collaborator, community builder, and ongoing learner with an awareness of current trends in arts education

ABOUT THIS POSITION

This is a part-time 20 hour/week non-exempt (hourly) position based in the Entertainment Community Fund’s Western Region offices in Mid-Wilshire Los Angeles.

TO APPLY
Apply online at www.entertainmentcommunity.org/careers. A complete application will include a resume, cover letter and salary expectations.

ABOUT THE ENTERTAINMENT COMMUNITY FUND
The Entertainment Community Fund is a national human services organization that fosters stability and resiliency, and provides a safety net for performing arts and entertainment professionals over their lifespan. Through offices in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, The Fund serves everyone in film, theatre, television, music, opera, radio and dance with programs including social services and emergency financial assistance, health care and insurance counseling, housing, and secondary employment and training services.

For more about the Entertainment Community Fund, please visit: www.entertainmentcommunity.org.

The Entertainment Community Fund is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Built into the value statement of the Entertainment Community Fund is a commitment to embrace diversity and seek equity, inclusion and dignity for all. We celebrate our differences and strive to cultivate an environment of mutual respect.

Salary: $40/hour

Benefits: Part Time 20 hours/week
Sick time as per CA labor law
Hybrid 1 day per week in office

Education requirements: Bachelor’s degree

Deadline to apply: August 1, 2024

Documents required to apply: Resume, cover letter

How to apply: Apply here