Jul 2, 2024

Compound Long Beach

Long Beach CA

Compound is a creative and cultural complex fostering the intersection of contemporary art, wellness, and community impact.

Located in the heart of the Zaferia District in Long Beach, California, Compound’s approach is holistic and inclusive, offering art exhibitions and immersive experiences, performances, education programs, classes and workshops in the healing arts, community markets, dining, and spaces to wander and reflect—all designed to promote connection, belonging, curiosity, and growth. Zaferia is a historically under-resourced neighborhood, and the 15,000-square-foot complex is designed to be a place where programs are offered at low or no cost, and art, healing, food, and culture intertwine to provide uplifting experiences for all who visit.

Compound opened to the public in early 2020 and is an active participant in, and a valuable resource to, the local area. Located inside Compound, Union restaurant builds on the ethos of fostering a vibrant and inclusive community through the art of cuisine and is dedicated to reducing food disparity throughout the neighborhood.

Looking ahead to its next stage of visibility and growth, Compound will continue to be driven by collaborative artistic activities with a focus on health, well-being, and belonging.
Compound is seeking a skilled and experienced producer & marketing project manager to be our brand ambassador within the community. This role is essential in the cultivation of relationships. The ideal candidate has strong leadership and project management capabilities and a proven track record in developing and executing successful programs.
Job Summary:
Reporting to the Management Consultant and the Executive Director, the Wellness Programs and Special Projects Coordinator plays a crucial role in Compound’s success.
This role requires the capacity to collaborate with many internal and external partners and communities. In addition, this position effectively project manages programs relating to the intersectionality of health and wellness, food equity and justice, and special projects and, therefore, requires skill sets and knowledge in these areas. While one subject is not favored over the other, relevant experience is a key factor for this role.
The individual in this role will work confidently with other diverse thought leaders and wellness practitioners and will partner to bring forth community-centric work and visions to Compound, support the management of assets, coordinate with community vendors, photographers, videographers, media outlets, and will successfully lead projects through to delivery. All programming strategies pursued by Compound must be sustainable and pragmatic and offer a positive return on investment (financially and in achievement of attendance goals) consistent with the center’s overall business and operating objectives.
In this role, the Wellness Programs and Special Projects Coordinator will be a key member of our team, responsible for shaping our program’s foundation, working in collaboration with others in setting deadlines, and determining project resource allocation, while making adjustments over the course of the project’s duration with the support of Compound Leadership.
The strategy of Compound is to draw visitors to the center by a) creating a popular venue for the exhibition of experiential contemporary art, b) presenting permanent exhibitions, c) offering exceptionally engaging public programs and events and d) expanding the guest experience using the most current technology.
Health, Wellness, Food Equity and Justice:
Plan and curate engaging, innovative, diverse programs and events that illuminate Compound in the context of food equity and justice, health, and wellness with a focus on community partnerships while also maximizing program attendance.
Be well-versed in diverse, current, and emerging health and wellness modalities including but not limited to sound baths, breath work, yoga, meditation, etc.
Bring experience in food equity and justice issues in communities, including but not limited to food access, food deserts, farmer’s markets, locally grown and sourced food products, community/urban agriculture, education, etc.
Experience with the culinary arts, while not required, is preferred.
Must assist in defining programming outcomes, scope, goals, and deliverables in collaboration with both internal and external stakeholders and partners.
Develop and maintain detailed programming plans including tasks, timelines, and resource allocation. Asana platform experience is preferred, and proficiency is required for this role. If experience is lacking, training will be provided.
Coordination of day-to-day communication, logistics, and budgets for the program and events calendar with direction from the Marketing Director.
Support Compound’s Community Engagement team goals and work with other thought leaders, stakeholders, and business owners on programming and events.
Foster strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders to facilitate effective collaboration.
Will aid in identifying, prioritizing, and understanding the varied communities that make up the diverse audience of Compound, as well as partners with other cultural institutions and non-profits to create synergies that support Compound’s mission, goals, and values.
Collaborate in cross-functional teams to ensure seamless execution of programs and events, including event staging needs and collateral, staffing, etc. both for Compound and Union.
This position is full-time on-site and requires you to welcome and engage with guests and ensure the staff is set for success through direction and hands-on involvement. The expectation is four weekend days a month, compensated with an alternate weekday off.
Become fluent in the mission of Compound, including our values (compassion, community, belonging, joy, equity, authenticity, creativity) and our design aesthetic as established by our Founder Megan Tagliaferri.

Salary: $27 – $29/hour

Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, voluntary benefits, employee discount

Education requirements: Bachelor’s degree

Deadline to apply: July 30, 2024

Documents required to apply: Resume

How to apply: email resume to hello@salermohrs.com