Geared towards an emerging arts educator or recent graduate, the Programming Associate ensures clear and regular communication with artworxLA community partners, supports multiple facets of programming, and receives a breadth of experience in the development, implementation, and evaluation of programs in schools, art residencies, and professional development.
Key Responsibilities include:
- Draft copy for weekly e-blasts for school partners, invitations for professional development events, and announcements for student presentations at partnering museums and cultural sites.
- Support classroom workshops with observation, co-facilitation, supply gathering and delivery at our network of 30 schools when Teaching Artists or Workshop Coordinators are on vacation, sick leave, or participating in professional development opportunities.
- Document workshops with photography/video and outline program highlights for weekly communications.
- Synthesize research related to museum exhibition content, engaging adolescents in museums, and arts education best practices for artworxLA staff professional development events.
- Support in-person events by participating in planning meetings with museum partners; printing event collateral (logistics sheets, maps, etc.); gathering student exhibition supplies and materials; and supporting registration at student presentation events.
- Support virtual public presentations by organizing content for student art exhibitions and interviews, developing slideshows, and providing technical assistance.
- Support staff training and weekly meetings by preparing agendas, invitations, supplies, and catering orders.
- Prepare digital and print evaluation materials for program staff to administer in classrooms.
- Enter data and draft infographic reports for student assessments as part of artworxLA’s broader evaluation plan.
- Present to classrooms about after-school and summer opportunities for students.
- Manage and track inventory for technology resources, including student laptops and cameras.
- Assist with administrative tasks within the Programming department, including processing invoices and timesheets.
Qualified candidates will possess at least one year of experience working with teenagers, ideally in arts settings and with diverse student populations; familiarity, knowledge, and experience in the arts; some experience with either photography or graphic design; excellent organizational and written communication skills; and the ability to communicate respectfully and effectively with all stakeholders.
Successful candidates will be a part of a strong organizational team and add to the diverse backgrounds and experiences currently represented in the staff; create an inclusive learning environment that advocates for students; and enjoy working for the benefit of young people. Special consideration will be given to candidates whose lived experiences give greater understanding to the issues facing alternative school youth.