Los Angeles, CA
Reports to Education Program Manager
Celebrating our 30th anniversary as a high-impact arts education organization, artworxLA re-engages students through the arts and provides a creative pathway to a future beyond high school graduation. We combat the high school dropout rate in LA County by providing long-term sequential arts programming across 26 alternative high schools. We cultivate effective partnerships between artists, educators, cultural centers, and community organizations to amplify our collective impact and the voices of over 750 students we serve each year.
The Workshop Coordinator plays a unique and critical role in artworxLA’s model and teaching philosophy. In addition to working alongside a rotating roster of Teaching Artists, Workshop Coordinators ensure that each of five artworxLA classrooms foster an inclusive and effective learning environment. Coordinators build long-term relationships with students, teachers, and school staff over the year. Coordinators are essential in motivating and supporting students in artworxLA’s multiple levels of access to opportunities.
Key responsibilities of the Workshop Coordinator include:
- Co-facilitate five classroom workshops/week.
- Support Teaching Artists with classroom management and advise on the art-making process.
- Act as liaison and mediate any confusion or disagreement between students, Teaching Artists, and school staff.
- Understand and support school culture (student goals, school rituals, classroom norms, etc.).
- Nurture students in working toward a common goal and ensure projects are completed by deadlines.
- Document artworks and the classroom experience through photography and video.
- Install artworks for student presentations at in-person events.
- Participate in training in healing-centered, trauma-sensitive, and strengths-based strategies for working with youth.
- Attend weekly staff meetings. Manage supply budget, process reimbursement requests, and maintain storage at school sites.
- Maintain a roster of student attendance and administer artworxLA evaluation tools.
- Report school or Teaching Artist issues to the Education Program Manager in a timely manner.
- Identify students for artworxLA’s Advanced Programs and encourage and support students through successful program completion.
Qualified candidates will possess previous classroom or arts workshop experience, ideally with teenagers and diverse student populations; familiarity, knowledge, and experience in the arts (visual, performing, writing, media, design and/or music); familiarity with design applications; good organizational skills; and the ability to communicate respectfully and effectively with all stakeholders. Must have a car with insurance, proof of Covid-19 vaccination, and the ability to travel to school sites throughout LA County.
Successful candidates will be a part of a strong organizational team and show a history of good partnership with co-facilitators; communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; 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.
Terms of Employment
Part-time position, 20 hours per week, health and retirement benefits. Schedule is determined by five school sites. $28,000 starting, Health/medical, PTO, life insurance, 403(b) retirement plan