Jul 24, 2023


Los Angeles, CA

Managing Director Position

Hollywood HEART is seeking an experienced, inspiring, and resourceful Managing Director to oversee operations, build awareness, support fundraising, and engage in community outreach for this seasoned arts education organization. The Managing Director will report to the Board of Directors and work in conjunction with the Grants and Development Coordinator, Event Coordinator, and a team of skilled Teaching Artists.

About Hollywood HEART:

Hollywood HEART combines the magic of media and performing arts with the joy of summer camp to give young people from underserved communities the opportunity to explore their creativity and share their unique voices.

Founded in 1995 to offer summer camp to children and teens impacted by HIV/AIDS, Hollywood HEART expanded over the decades with movie-making programs in California, across the United States, and in South Africa, and Los Angeles area arts education workshops in a variety of disciplines for various youth populations. Our long-standing camp program, Camp Hollywood HEART, was first launched in 2008 as a week-long arts-focused summer camp for teens and young adults impacted by HIV/AIDS and gender-diverse youth.

We currently partner with other non-profits to provide summer and year-round arts education for HIV/AIDS-impacted youth and young adults, gender-diverse youth, children in the foster care system, and young people from other underserved communities.

About the Position:
The Managing Director’s focus will be on expanding public awareness of the organization, building additional funding and revenues, overseeing the organization’s day-to-day operations, and helping strategize ways to further implement the mission of Hollywood HEART in the Los Angeles area and beyond. He/She/They will also be tasked with maintaining and further developing our summer and year-round programming.


As the management lead for the organization, the Managing Director will help set organizational goals and implement measurable achievements.


  • In collaboration with the BOD, assist in budget creation and fiscal reporting.
  • Help facilitate the existing strategic plan.
  • Collaborate and communicate with key community partners, major donors, and longtime supporters of the organization.
  • Keep informed of industry standards and best practices in the youth/arts education and non-profit space.
  • Be one of the key public faces/voices of the organization and effectively represent HH’s mission and values.

Fundraising and Development:

  • Continue strong relationships with current funders and partners.
  • Working with the Grants and Development Coordinator, help to identify and cultivate potential funding opportunities and sources and assist in facilitating grant applications and reporting.
  • Partner with the BOD, Grants, and Development Coordinator, and Events Coordinator to conceive and implement fundraising campaigns, including in-person and online events.
  • Working with our Bookkeeper, overseeing our individual donor database system, and appropriately thanking donors.
  • Represent HH in public settings, including public speaking engagements, conferences, media appearances, exhibition openings and art events, blog posts, and op-eds.


  • Set the annual program calendar.
  • Communicate with existing partner organizations to learn their specific program wants and needs and help identify new opportunities for collaboration.
  • Manage and facilitate all HH workshops and summer programming, which will include engaging existing Teaching Artists for classes and camp programs and helping to recruit new skilled Teaching Artists.

Desired Experience:

BA preferred. Masters a plus.
Experience in non-profit management.
Experience with youth arts education.

Desired Skills:
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Positive and resourceful attitude
Strong interpersonal and leadership attributes
Ability to represent and advocate for diverse youth populations
Skilled in the use of Google Suite (Docs, Sheets, Drive, etc.) and Zoom

Whom we are looking for:
Our ideal candidate believes deeply that arts matter and that youth can be empowered through arts education. You are also committed to inclusivity in creative expression. You are able to approach this work with vigor, passion, energy, and an ethical outlook, with a balance of patience, flexibility, and humility. You are honest and sincere, kind and consistent.
You are a talented manager of both people and programs.

To apply email your cover letter, resume, and references to lisa@hollywoodheart.org by August 13, 2023


  • 40 hours/week, M-F, some evening and weekend availability needed
  • Full benefits: health/vision/dental and PTO
  • Salary range: $65k to $75K, DOE

This position is located in Los Angeles, and the Managing Director will have the option of working remotely or at a centrally located co-working facility or in a hybrid fashion.