Program Manager

Fulcrum Arts

Los Angeles, CA

Fulcrum Arts, one of the leading providers of services for artists in Southern California, and a national leader in programs that illuminate the intersection of the arts and science, has an opening for a Program Manager. This new part time position (~24 hours per week) reports to the Executive and Artistic Director and based in Pasadena, will play a major role deepening and expanding access to Fulcrum’s signature programs: The Emerge Program, which supports ~85 independent artists, collectives, and arts organizations of all disciplines through fiscal sponsorship, professional development, and administrative services; the AxS initiatives, which consist of a biennial Festival, residency program, and symposia; as well as coordinating programs such as the Young Artists Awards and annual benefit. The person in this position will develop and implement strategies that will maximize the programs’ effectiveness, increase their fundraising capacity and visibility with diverse participants and audiences, assist with identifying and cultivating potential funders, and represent Fulcrum Arts at public events.  


  • Emerge Program:
    • Cultivate relationships with members of the cultural community, including those that are under-represented, to identify potential new projects, venues and partners.
    • Evaluate and vet new project inquiries.    
    • Oversee and expand all content aspects of the resource and fiscal management program including fundraising, marketing, and strategic guidance.


  • AxS:

    • Implement the residency program for midcareer art/science practitioners.
    • Establish and maintain timeline, benchmarks and funder requirements.
    • Oversee the production team for the festival.


  • BA or equivalent nonprofit management experience.
  • Three to five years experience developing, implementing and evaluating innovative program models. This should include experience fundraising for and producing performances, exhibitions and other public events.
  • Have knowledge and experience in fund raising techniques, including but not limited to grant writing, individual donor cultivation, and crowd funding.
  • Strong project management skills managing complex, multifaceted projects resulting in measurable successes and program growth.
  • Deep knowledge of local, regional and national arts community, with an understanding of diverse cultural traditions and disciplines; knowledge of international arts community helpful.
  • Proficient in using technology for database management, marketing, social media, and reporting.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with exceptional attention to details.


Compensation: $1,900 – $2,400/month based on skills and experience, with a stipend for reimbursement of health insurance expenses after six months of employment. This non-exempt, part time position is 3 days/week, with additional hours available as needed. Submit a letter of interest and resume, with names and contact information for three references, by August 24 (note that position may be filled at any time prior to this date) via email to [email protected] with “Program Manager – Your Name” in the subject line.


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