ProjectArt Program Director


Los Angeles, CA

ProjectArt Los Angeles Program Director

ProjectArt is building the largest free arts school for youth in the US, without owning a single building. We offer free, after-school visual arts classes to youth in the nation's public libraries taught by emerging contemporary artists. Currently, our programs are offered in NYC, Detroit and Miami, with programs launching in LA, Chicago and Pittsburgh in 2017. Our innovative teaching artist-in- residence model grants studio spaces in public libraries to contemporary artists, who, in return, teach free art classes free to youth in low-income communities.

Job Description

ProjectArt is hiring a part-time Los Angeles Program Director commencing May 2017. The Los Angeles Program Director will help facilitate ProjectArt’s programs in local libraries and offer support for artists, students, and library partners. The Los Angeles Program Director will work closely with ProjectArt NYC staff on a frequent and regular basis in regards to all programming, library partnerships, local funders, and site visits.

ProjectArt operates on a yearlong basis in all cities, offering 30 weeks of programming over the course of September to June. The Los Angeles Program Director works roughly 10 hours/week over that duration excluding ProjectArt, library, and school holidays and closures. All city Program Directors will attend training sessions and have various preparation work between May - September 2017 for which they will be compensated.

The Los Angeles Program Director must be extremely familiar with and knowledgeable about the city and its people, have experience in administration and managing many people, and a knowledge of and true interest in their city’s local art scene and the contemporary art world at large. This position has the opportunity for growth.

Los Angeles Program Director Tasks

  • Assist in hiring teaching artists-in-residence
  • Conduct teacher training with artists
  • Connect and liaise with local feeder groups in order to bring students into the library
  • Coordinate schedules of artists and librarians
  • Collect payroll hours bi-weekly, report weekly to ProjectArt NYC staff
  • Conduct site visits as needed and in accordance with funders
  • Collect evaluations, student artwork, and documents throughout the ProjectArt year
  • Plan and execute student exhibitions - source venue, refreshments, incentives
  • Plan and execute resident artist exhibition
  • Plan meetings and gatherings with artists throughout the year

How to Apply

Please submit cover letter and resume (addressing qualification requirements) to [email protected] with “Los Angeles Program Director” in the subject line by April 30, 2017. Qualified candidates will be contacted for interview in the first two weeks in May. No phone calls, please.

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