Visual Arts Program Manager

A Place Called Home

Los Angeles, CA

Under the direction of the Associate Director of Arts and Creative Expressions the Visual Arts Program Manager will ensure program execution aligns with department goals, strategy, budget and expectations. The Visual Arts Manager holds direct supervisory responsibilities for Visual Arts Program staff and independent contractors and translates policies and initiatives into program applications.
The Visual Arts Program Manager develops and administers program and agency goals, REACH objectives, agency best practices, and program efficiencies. The Visual Arts Manager designs and implements innovative engaging hands-on, arts activities and community opportunities for APCH members.

Program Management

  • Implement high quality and engaging exposure based lesson plans for different ages (elementary, middle school, teen) and levels (beginner, intermediate, advanced)
  • In charge of developing/planning program work plans, monitoring program progress, and regularly reporting updates on program activities
  • Research and develop class curriculum, collateral, schedules, field trips, guest instructors, class projects and productions, etc. for different age groups at APCH
  • Ensure curriculum is responsive to members interests, rigorous, culturally relevant, and incorporates a variety of instructional techniques and tools (e.g. project-based learning, independent assignments, group projects, field trips, guest speakers, etc.)
  • Provide classroom and project management
  • Facilitate and lead Visual Arts classes
  • Develop and maintain the visual art room schedule of classes
  • Organize and teach youth in a way that produces measurable results
  • Provide clear leadership and management of Visual Arts Program staff and other Program staff, contractors, interns and volunteers in order to plan, facilitate and ensure success of visual art programs.
  • Support the Visual Arts team members in carrying out center philosophy
  • Develop relationships in the neighborhood and arts community to cultivate resources
  • Develop and foster relationships with external organizations and community partners to expand opportunities for members to engage with expanded opportunities for exposure, training, production, performance and career development
  • Collaborate with other program departments (Digital Media, Dance, Theater, Music, Social Enterprise/Entrepreneurship, Nutrition Urban Agriculture) to support multidisciplinary activities
  • Collaborate with the other ACE programs departments on culminating events and special projects
  • Communicate with necessary staff in the education of our members
  • Support the AD on internal projects, culminating events and with outside partners
  • Supervise the Visual Art Program studio during administrative and program hours
  • Adhere to agency behavioral guidelines when responding to members and mentor through actions, dress code and language to encourage participation that promotes non-competitive and non-confrontational engagement
  • Assist with the supervision of members during program hours, special events and field trips
  • Address student behavior appropriately and follow the approach adopted by the agency
  • Work with the APCH programs team to enforce center rules and policies
  • Serve as a mentor and role model for members
  • Process visual arts program employee and independent contractor payment through Procurement Express
  • Maintain accurate inventory of art supplies and materials including submitting orders
  • Curate talent for the annual Gala and culminating events
  • Manage a virtual gallery space and the onsite gallery
  • Manage and balance the Visual Arts Program budget
  • Track attendance using the Apricot database and program participation within the Visual Arts program
  • Ensure cleanliness and maintenance of the Visual Arts Programming Area

Other Responsibilities

  • Attend all required meetings (Department meetings, Check-in with Supervisor, etc.) and attend outside meetings and events related to program needs and development
  • Prepare and submit all paperwork in a timely manner (Monthly reports, assessments, etc.)
  • Contribute to ongoing development of program elements and policies
  • Adhere to the highest ethical and professional standards and values at all times
  • Perform other tasks as assigned


To perform this important job successfully, the Visual Arts Program Manager will be an individual who embodies high personal and professional standards, is high energy by nature, and enjoys partnering with others to achieve successful outcomes. To be successful in this role the Program Manager will focus on achieving excellence of service and performance in the five core competencies identified by the agency: Integrity & Trust, Adaptability, Accountability, Learning and Development, and Compassion. As a Career Guidance Assistant Manager, the candidate will also be expected to excel in the five Programs competencies of: Internal & External Collaboration, Communication, Prioritizing & Planning, Analytical Thinking, and Work Quality & Innovation. The candidate will embrace the APCH culture of a learning organization and strive to constantly improve upon systems and services for the benefit of our employees and our constituents; and will be demonstrably committed to their own ongoing personal and professional development. Our culture encourages individuals to speak up, we respect diversity of thought, and we look to our staff to be candid with concerns and constructive suggestions. Together, we can continue to take APCH to even higher levels of excellence and service to the community.

Technical and Performance Skills
Excellent Oral and Written Communication Skills
Customer Service
Time Management
Ability to multitask
Dedicated to excellence
Innovative and Creative
Bilingual (Spanish/English) Preferred
G Suite Proficiency
Adobe Creative Proficient


  • Bachelors Degree in Art or Art Education preferred
  • 4 years experience working with youth in a classroom setting
  • 3 years experience managing other staff
  • Intermediate to Advanced knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud

Physical and Mental Demands
Able to work in a dynamic and high noise level environment typical of a youth center
Walking, standing required on daily basis
Sitting and use of hands/vision for computer work for extended periods of time
Lift up to 25 pounds occasionally
Able to communicate and convey accurate information
Type 45WPM

Additional Information
Able to work extended hours and weekends when necessary
Ability to work independently
Must work well with diverse populations of colleagues and constituents

How To Apply: After setting up your account, please ensure to fully complete the application in order to be considered. The application will be considered complete, once you have submitted your resume, cover letter and have signed the application.


APCH COVID-19 Vaccination Policy
All new hires must provide proof of their first dose of the vaccine on the first day of employment, if not fully vaccinated, and will have 30 days from their date of hire to complete their COVID-19 vaccination and submit proof of completion to the organization’s HR department. All fully vaccinated staff must also provide proof of their booster vaccine once eligible.

A Place Called Home provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including but not limited to pregnancy), gender expression, gender identity or sexual orientation, military and veteran status, medical condition, ancestry, marital status, citizenship national origin, age, physical and/or mental disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, A Place Called Home complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.Please let us know if you are an APCH Alumni/ae
Background screening required

Become a Supporter