Oct 19, 2023

LA Commons

Los Angeles, CA

Reports to: Community Arts Program Director
Status: Part-time, hourly, 25-30 hours/week or Full-time 40 hours/week
Terms: $20-$24/hour, commensurate with experience

Priority Deadline: November 1st, 2023. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

About LA Commons:

We engage communities in the creation of art for public spaces that tells their unique stories and serves as the basis for dialogue, interaction and a better understanding of Los Angeles. Through collaboration with local partners who have built deep wells of trust, we leverage art and cultural approaches to create positive change.

Since 2002, we have worked with over 1,000 artists, trained and mentored over 3,000 youth artists, and engaged over 35,000 community members in collaboration with scores of partners in neighborhoods across Los Angeles County. Headquartered in Leimert Park, we are committed to investing in resilient networks of youth, artists and community partners in Central and South Los Angeles.

Position Overview:

The Cultural Organizer will work as a member of the LA Commons team under the direction of the Community Arts Program Director. The organizer will serve a key role in administration, facilitation and support of the work of LA Commons Community Arts projects in South Los Angeles, MacArthur Park and neighborhoods and communities across Los Angeles County. This position requires availability Tuesdays-Thursdays from 3:00-7:00 PM, with some flexibility to work Fridays and weekends as needed.


  • Executing community organizing in alignment with outreach plans for each neighborhood. Can include conducting on the ground outreach and communication with community members, as well as via text/call.
  • Assist in organizing the story gatherings, celebrations and other program events related to the various projects.
  • Maintain shared checklists and ensure timely completion of event related tasks including generation of contact lists for venues and event service providers, programs, sign-in lists and signage; and, acquisition of food and needed event equipment.
  • Participate in and support youth leadership team in reaching its objectives
  • Create slideshows, design and prepare work samples and certificates, organize information for youth and/or adult community meetings, artist selection panels, and project specific needs
  • Research, prepare, and coordinate orders and deliveries of project supplies and youth arts packets
  • Attend meetings or workshops when appropriate;
  • Communicate effectively with LA Commons staff, project partners, artists, youth mentors and youth participants
  • Provide additional programmatic support as needed.

Skills, Knowledge, or Other Requirements:

  • Strong connection to and understanding of Los Angeles neighborhoods; connections to our primary service neighborhoods in South Los Angeles and MacArthur Park/Westlake a plus.
  • Outstanding English written and verbal communication skills; Spanish proficiency a plus.
  • Proficiency in Google suite, Microsoft Office, or similar business software
  • Strong experience in community organizing, base building and outreach in-person and in virtual settings.
  • Strong sense of professionalism and commitment to collaborative work
  • Ability to take initiative
  • Excellent organizational and prioritization skills; ability to manage an unpredictable workflow and flexibility to respond thoughtfully and quickly.
  • Interest and experience in arts and culture work
  • Interest in community arts as an avenue for sharing stories, building community and creating opportunities for youth artists to share their talents and further develop their artistic and leadership skills
  • Interest and experience in youth leadership development
  • Must have valid CA driver’s license and personal vehicle insurance.
  • Flexibility to work weekend and evening hours in alignment with scheduled programs.

Salary: $20-$24/hour, commensurate with experience

Benefits: PTO, medical, vision, dental insurance eligible

To Apply, please visit here to complete an online application

4343 Leimert Park Blvd. Los Angeles 90008

LA Commons is a fiscally sponsored project of Community Partners, an Equal Opportunity Employer: minority/female/disability/veteran.

LA Commons website: https://www.lacommons.org/
LA Commons Opportunities page: https://www.lacommons.org/opportunities

For any questions, please reach out to jobs@lacommons.org