Jan 17, 2024

One Institute

Los Angeles, CA

Job Description

The Public Programs Manager helps to develop One Institute’s public programming, design individual programs and program series, and build lasting partnerships in LA’s arts and culture communities.

The position will work with One Institute’s management team to build out seasonal and year-round programming centered on queer and trans history and contemporary culture. Working under the direction of the Executive Director, this role is primarily responsible for the planning and execution of Circa: Queer Histories Festival, Pride month tabling and events, and developing One Institute’s Culture Series programs. The position will also coordinate with other organizational departments to support program promotional campaigns and public events associated with One’s Education Programs, including Queer History at Work, on an ad hoc basis.

Scope of Work:
• In collaboration with One Institute’s staff, manage the creation, production, and execution of One Institute’s public program initiatives and events (including Circa, Pride month, and Culture Series)
• Serve as the primary representative of One Institute’s public programs
• Establish and maintain relationships with public program volunteers and volunteer committees, programming and venue partners, and internal/external program stakeholders
• Oversee and manage a team of artistic and administrative contractors
• In collaboration with Executive Director, develop and adhere to a budget for all public programming activities
• Create, implement, and adhere to set timelines/deadlines for program applications, development and production
• Ensure all proper documentation, data-collection, and other program administrative operations are maintained and followed
• Oversee the quality of programmatic outcomes and be a key lead on implementing the necessary plans, strategy and logistics for executing said outcomes
• Oversee program evaluation and work with One’s administrative team to keep strong data management and make recommendations to improve program delivery year over year
• Other duties as assigned

Position Requirements
• Demonstrated experience organizing complex public programs, events, series, seasons, festivals, conferences, or equivalent
• Demonstrated experience working with arts and/or activist communities
• Ability to maintain frequent, responsive and respectful communication with staff, volunteers, program partners, artists, activists, researchers, educators, and others
• Track record of successful program execution and commitment to achieving shared goals in community-based settings with multiple stakeholders and agendas
• Experience in collaborative program design and development, coupled with a successful track record of sustainable implementation and execution of large-scale projects
• Ability to work well on a team and manage several priorities, accomplishing and planning out systemic approaches to evolving environments
• Strong independent work ethic and ability to proactively identify and assess effective methods of work operation
• Strong computer skills (business professional level), and excellent time management and organizational skills
• Knowledge and experience with tools such as Airtable, Eventbrite, Microsoft Office, Google Suite, and WordPress preferred
• Experience working within not-for-profit arts organization preferred
• Local travel, as well as evening and weekend availability
• Knowledge of LA County arts and culture landscape, especially LGBTQ+
• Dedication and commitment to engage in and promote diversity, equity, and inclusion within program production and with program partners, volunteers, venues, vendors, and other constituents and stakeholders
• Must have a car to transport program materials, merchandise, etc., to events
• Sit and/or stand for long periods of time
• Lift weight up to 25 pounds
• Be vaccinated against diseases including COVID-19 as recommended by medical professionals

Minimum Qualifications
• Minimum Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience
• Minimum three to five years’ work experience preferred
• Alignment with One Institute’s organizational values
• Demonstrated commitment to LGBTQ+, social, racial, and gender justice
• Proactive, motivated self-starter who thrives in a team setting
• Positive attitude, curiosity, and flexibility

A PDF version of the full job description may be found on the One Institute website at oneinstitute.org/jobs.

To apply, we ask that you please send your cover letter, resume, and list of 3 references to jobs@oneinstitute.org by 5 pm, February 17, 2024. Include “Public Programs Manager” in the subject line of your email.

All questions and inquiries may be directed to Human Resources at jobs@oneinstitute.org. No calls please.

This is a full-time salaried position. The salary range is $55,000 to $70,000 annually depending on experience. We offer a competitive benefits package including health, dental, vision insurance, vacation and paid time off, and a flexible work schedule.

The position is currently hybrid with 2-days in office per week required. Work must be performed in or near the city of Los Angeles.