Program Manager


Los Angeles, CA

artEquity is a national initiative funded by The Andrew W. Mellon and the Doris Duke Charitable Foundations that provides tools, resources, and training to support the intersection of art and activism.

Team Approach: The artEquity staff works with a team approach based on administrative and project needs.  This position will be the Team Lead for the following areas: Administration, Programs, and Annual Facilitator Training. 


The Program Manager will provide administrative oversight for all artEquity initiatives. Working with a dynamic team of staff and facilitators, the Program Manager will coordinate, lead, and/or support key aspects of artEquity programming. As a member of a collaborative national team, the Program Manager will work remotely from Los Angeles, attending teleconference and video meetings, as well as periodic in-person meetings and trainings. Primary duties will include, but not be limited to:

National Facilitator Training

  • Provides oversight for all training logistics (with staff support) including but not limited to registration process, travel, lodging, catering, participant and facilitator communications.
  • Provides programmatic oversight (with staff support) including but not limited to panel discussions, participant resources, receptions, and theater outings.
  • Serves as liaison to host theater staff, including conducting site visits and managing ongoing communications.


  • Provides oversight for staffing, including hiring, onboarding, professional development, annual goal-setting, and annual performance reviews.
  • Works with Special Projects Manager to assess and implement new systems and protocols.
  • Monitors the day-to-day delivery of programs and services in order to ensure ongoing programmatic integrity. 
  • Provides support for ongoing program evaluation.
  • Provides oversight of Google drive management.
  • Works with Program Associate to draft staff call agendas.
  • Participates in scheduled staff and facilitator calls as needed.

Budget Oversight

  • Provides support in monitoring income and expenses in alignment with budget parameters.
  • Tracks program expenses and budget variances.
  • Reviews and distributes monthly budget report from bookkeeper to fiscal sponsor and Team Leads.
  • Tracks staff time sheets, payroll, and/or invoices.
  • Tracks vendor invoices.
  • Participates in grant writing, funder calls, and grant reporting as needed.

Organizational Assessments

  • Review and update online assessment templates as needed.
  • Assists in writing and editing organizational assessment reports.

Other Projects

  • Serves as Team Lead or support for selected key initiatives/projects as assigned.


  • Have a commitment to social justice and art activism.
  • Have demonstrated program management experience.
  • Have strong communication skills both written and verbal.
  • Have a willingness and ability to engage in strategic thinking and planning.
  • Have an interest in and/or familiarity with the arts.
  • Have a high level of discretion and ability to review and safeguard confidential data and information.
  • Have a commitment to ongoing self-reflection, awareness, and analysis-building.
  • Must be able to work independently, having strong decision-making skills, and also work collaboratively as a part of a dynamic team.
  • Must be familiar with both Microsoft Suite and Google Drive platforms, project management software, as well as all social media programs.
  • Must have access to local transportation and be willing to make local and national trips and drive on behalf of artEquity when needed.
  • Must reside in Los Angeles County.
  • Experience with facilitating group dialogue is preferred.


  • $50,000 - $60,000 annually based on experience.
  • This is a contract position that requires 40 hours per week.

How to Submit:

Please send a cover letter and resume to Nijeul Porter at

Commitment to equity and social justice: artEquity is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment. Applicants from populations historically underrepresented in the arts field are strongly encouraged to apply. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ability, age, or veteran status.

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