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Inner-City Arts affirms that it is our policy to afford equal protection in all our personnel practices to all employees and applicants for employment regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, marital status, age, sex, sexual orientation, medical condition, veteran status, military status or any other protected status as defined under state and federal laws.

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Senior Director of Development

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Director of Institutional Giving

Department:        Development
Reports to:           Senior Director of Development
Reports to:           Exempt
Posting date:        May 2022

Inner-City Arts is a multi-disciplinary arts organization located in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, serving more than 8,000 children, teens, educators and family members annually during the school day, after school and on weekends. We believe that the arts are transformative and the cornerstone of a high-quality education that levels the learning field across socioeconomic boundaries. Inner-City Arts is a dynamic nonprofit organization that raises from philanthropic sources more than 90% of the revenue needed to support annual programs and operations for a $4+ million annual operating budget. $2M is currently raised through institutional giving with a goal to increase this to $3 million in the next year.

Inner-City Arts offers an artistic, dynamic work environment, where creativity, flexibility, collaboration and personal passion for the arts and arts education are critical to success.

THE OPPORTUNITY

In collaboration with the Senior Director of Development, board members, senior staff, and other members of the development staff, the Director of Institutional Giving will work to build relationships with foundation, corporate, and government entities and their representatives. The Director of Institutional Giving will serve as the primary relationship manager with institutional donors and prospects. The Director of Institutional Giving will grow and maintain active pipelines and manage communications with existing and potential donors. They are expected to maintain the highest levels of accountability and compliance standards for donors and funding sources. The Director of Institutional Giving is responsible for monitoring and implementing best practices and understanding fundraising trends in order to advise on strategy.  

Approximately 100 applications are submitted annually. The Director of Institutional Giving will collaborate with staff members across Inner-City Arts on proposals, strategy and development, and is the direct supervisor of our staff Grant Writer.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND OUTCOMES

Stewardship of all institutional and government funding relationships, including prospect research and vetting, grant proposals, and timely reporting.

  • Oversees the coordination and preparation of all institutional and government grant proposals, including reviewing all materials prior to submission.
  • Oversees the research and identification of new opportunities for institutional partnerships.
  • Works with senior staff and program staff to develop proposal strategies, narratives, and budgets.
  • Writes a portion of the grant requests and reports, focusing primarily on those with complex strategies around securing new funds.
  • Manages the revenue budget and forecasting for the institutional portfolio and provides monthly revenue updates to the Senior Director of Development.
  • Conducts tours/site visits and offsite visits that cultivate new, and deepen existing, relationships with corporate, foundation, and government partners.
  • Supervises the full-time Grant Writer, who writes and submits approximately 60% of the proposals and related documents, and manages the submission calendar to ensure that all deadlines are met.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Seven or more years of direct fundraising experience preferred, ideally including experience with an arts or education organization.
  • A proven track-record for securing and increasing corporate, foundation, and government support in the five to six-figure amounts.
  • A strategic thinker, strong writer, and highly attentive to detail and accuracy.
  • Expertise in the grants development process, including prospect research, proposal and budget development, solicitation, and gift management.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office software and donor management software such as DonorPerfect or Salesforce
  • Strong communication skills that articulate the mission of Inner-City Arts.
  • Successful performance working individually and in a team to meet outcomes and deadlines.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field or equivalent experience

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Conversational and/or fluency in Spanish
  • An appreciation for and/or  personal interest in the arts

VACCINATION REQUIREMENT:

Inner-City Arts requires its employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19, subject to certain exemptions as required by law. New hires working at Inner-City Arts must be fully vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination no later than the first day of employment. In addition, effective January 27, 2022, all Inner-City Arts employees who are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 under Inner-City Arts' COVID-19 policy are encouraged to obtain and show proof that they have received a booster. 

Hours: Full-time, 40hour/week,  exempt position (will require some evening and weekend hours).

Location: 720 Kohler St. Los Angeles, CA 90021

Compensation: Base salary starting at $95K

To apply: Email artsedjobs@inner-cityarts.org  with the Subject: Director of Institutional Giving. No calls please.

Inner-City Arts engages employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, physical or mental disability, legally protected medical condition or information, family care status, military caregiver status, veteran status, marital status, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal laws. All who believe they meet the stated qualifications are invited to apply. Inner-City Arts is an equal opportunity employer.

Associate Director of Communications

Department:        Communications
Reports to:           CEO + President
Posting date:        March 2022

Inner-City Arts is a multi-disciplinary arts organization located in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, serving more than 8,000 children, teens, educators, and family members annually during the school day, after-school and on weekends. We believe that the arts are transformative and the cornerstone of a high-quality education that levels the learning field across socioeconomic boundaries. Inner-City Arts is a dynamic nonprofit organization that raises from philanthropic sources more than 90% of the revenue needed to support annual programs and operations for a $4.5+ million annual operating budget.

Inner-City Arts offers an artistic, dynamic work environment, where creativity, flexibility, collaboration and personal passion for the arts and arts education are critical to success.

THE OPPORTUNITY

Inner-City Arts’ development team seeks an innovative professional who will exemplify a commitment to excellence inspired by our mission. The Associate Director of Communications will play a key role in the efforts, from planning to execution, to develop the Institution’s public-facing media, materials, marketing and outreach with an emphasis on supporting both programming and fundraising goals.

As the primary steward of the organization’s brand, the Associate Director of Communications will ensure outreach is of the highest caliber – as inspired, persuasive, creative and engaging as the work we encourage from our students. This individual will possess extraordinary writing and storytelling skills, a keen eye for design, a thorough understanding of marketing trends, as well as exemplary technological and social media savvy to ensure the maximum impact for communication across all channels.

Reporting to the CEO, the Associate Director of Communications will field both the programming and development team needs, setting  strategy and executing  messages and materials that solicit, engage, and acknowledge donors as well as promote Inner-City Arts programming offerings to our students, schools, families and the larger community.  Responsibilities also include facilitating the development of public-facing institutional and program materials, as well as serving on the teams that support cause-related marketing, third-party sponsorships and institution-wide PR efforts.

SPECIFIC JOB REQUIREMENTS

  •    Work with the Executive Team to develop and execute materials and messages, such as multi-channel campaigns and event-marketing collateral, in support of a robust annual strategy that fulfills contribution goals for individual and event donors, and supports recruitment and outreach goals across all programming.
  •   Annually develop and coordinate the organization-wide communications calendar working with the Executive Team to determine needs, goals and messages. Schedule content to ensure outreach is symbiotic. Create content and/or work in partnership with internal and external designers to do so.
  •   Oversee maintenance  of the website and all online messaging to ensure the organization’s online presence – from website to social channels - remains dynamic, fresh and effective in growing the organization’s network of participants, ambassadors and supporters. 
  •   Maintain the highest degree of data curiosity, tracking and reporting on analytics across all campaigns, outreach and channels. Provide regular reports to evaluate efforts and inform adjustments and strategies.
  •   In partnership with the events team, oversee the development of a comprehensive event-marketing strategy for two or more annual fundraising events, including development of pre-event solicitation and awareness materials, ticketing portals, at-event signage and collateral and at-event fundraising efforts (such as text-to-give).
  •   Identify opportunities and spearhead efforts to collect constituent and donor prospect contact data (such as emails) during outreach opportunities and events. Work with the Development Associate to ensure data is properly added to and kept up to date in the database.
  •   Work with the Development Associate to curate constituent lists for campaigns and outreach.
  •   Provide support to the Executive staff, through development and design of fundraising and institutional outreach proposals, presentations and meetings materials.
  •   Manage outside consultants and contractors for services; such as graphic design, video production, editing, photography, web development and support, etc.
  •   Stay abreast of media trends and technology; proactively research/recommend new tools, approaches and strategies to identify and communicate with constituents.
  •   Create and provide oversight of annual communications budgets.
  •   Steward funder credits (donor acknowledgments) across all institutional materials.
  •   Oversee the development of all program-focused collateral materials, including onboarding program-focused graphic designers and approving project plans to ensure materials meet brand standards and fit into the organization-wide communications calendar. Provide final review of all public-facing materials for brand consistency, deployment timing, inclusion of fundraising needs/messages and funder credits.
  •   Cultivate, negotiate, and manage media sponsorships.
  •   In collaboration with the Director of Institutional Giving; develop, maintain and distribute an annual institutional fact sheet of key data statistics, program descriptions, history, etc.
  •   Serve as the organization’s primary historian and story/photo collector – staying abreast of unique and engaging stories, mindful of how to transform them into tools for outreach, newsletters, annual reports and fundraising.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • BA/BS in Marketing/ Communications or similar relevant and equivalent field experience
  • 5+ years of professional experience in marketing, fundraising, public relations or related field
  • Graphic design, social media, web management skills
  • Experience developing content and materials using Adobe Design programs, WordPress or other content management system, Powerpoint/Keynote, Constant Contact
  • High-energy professional with keen attention to detail and deadlines
  • Innate ability to sees possibilities, solutions and opportunities where none previously existed
  • Individual who takes initiative, demonstrates flexibility, compassion and good humor, and displays a “can do” attitude
  • Exceptional organizational, communication and project management skills
  • Exceptional written, oral, interpersonal and presentation skills and the ability to effectively interface with leadership and senior management, staff and Inner-City Arts’ Board of Directors
  • Knowledge of and prior experience working in the non-profit landscape
  • Experience with donor database software
  • Self-starter with the ability to work both independently or with specific direction, as well as, have an ability to work well in a collaborative and team-focused environment
  • Enthusiasm for this work, as well as Inner-City Arts’ mission and vision

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bilingual

VACCINATION REQUIREMENT:

Inner-City Arts requires its employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19, subject to certain exemptions as required by law. New hires working at Inner-City Arts must be fully vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination no later than the first day of employment. In addition, effective January 27, 2022, all Inner-City Arts employees who are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 under Inner-City Arts' COVID-19 policy are encouraged to obtain and show proof that they have received a booster. 

Hours: Full time – 40 hour work week, some evening and weekend work as well

Location: 720 Kohler St. Los Angeles, CA 90021

Compensation: Base salary starting at $76K

To apply: Email artsedjobs@inner-cityarts.org  with the Subject: Associate Director of Communications. No calls please.

Inner-City Arts engages employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, physical or mental disability, legally protected medical condition or information, family care status, military caregiver status, veteran status, marital status, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal laws. All who believe they meet the stated qualifications are invited to apply. Inner-City Arts is an equal opportunity employer.

Teaching Artist, Creativity Lab

Department: Programs
Reports to: Associate Director of Education
Posting Date: March 2022

Inner-City Arts is an oasis of learning, creativity and achievement in the heart of Skid Row, and a vital partner in the work of creating a safer, healthier Los Angeles. Since its inception, Inner-City Arts has provided hands-on arts instruction to over 210,000 public school students and 10,000 educators in the Los Angeles area. Every year, more than 5,000 elementary and middle school students — from among the most underserved urban neighborhoods in Los Angeles — receive high-quality creative experiences during the school day on the Inner-City Arts campus.  More than 1,000 middle and high school students engage in workshops at Inner-City Arts after school, on weekends and during the summer.  In all this time, Inner-City Arts has partnered with LAUSD to provide transformational learning that meets the needs of our students. 

The Creativity Lab was created by Bob Bates, Co-Founder and Artistic Director of Inner-City Arts, and its central purpose is to encourage students to pursue tasks and challenges using creative thinking and creative problem-solving.

In the Creativity Lab, we use the scientific method expressed in the following sentence: “Test—Evaluate—Adjust the Design.”  This is a powerful example of “learning by doing” that looks at “mistakes” not as failures but as new opportunities for innovation.  The Creativity Lab studio classes are based in problem solving and collaboration.  We use simple materials to create complex structures, and students learn how to use basic hand tools and operate power tools such as drill presses and scroll saws.  Students achieve an understanding that mistakes, improvisation, and exploration are part of the creative process.

Inner-City Arts is seeking a creative individual with Maker Movement experience, focused on a  “learner-centered,” learning-by-doing process that combines artistry, exploration, and craftsmanship to teach in the Creativity Lab.  The Teaching Artist ’s primary role will be to learn and understand to origins of the studio as designed by Artistic Director and co-founder Bob Bates and to take that information to lead a team of creative, inventive, committed people and deliver a unique curriculum in the art studio/maker space/science -lab environment. 

Specific Job Requirements

The Creativity Lab Teaching Artist would serve as the primary content/curriculum developer and mentor to studio support staff within a flexible, cooperative environment, and as a member of the Creativity Lab’s team.  They should uphold the values of artistic and scientific exploration as expressed in the philosophy and values of the program.

  • Facilitate 14-17 classes weekly for in school and out of school programs
  • Develop curriculum and lesson plans for  K-12 students in 10-17 week sessions
  • Document and track student engagement
  • Sustain and evoke a strong commitment to program objectives which include: Social-Emotional Competencies, 21st Century Skills, and art-based skills, across all experiences 
  • Support art-making experiences as needed across departments (Professional Development, Rosenthal Theater Community Events, Development events to engage funders, and special projects for the Work of Art College and Career program)
  • Participating in staff training and attending staff meetings
  • Reliable transportation  required to travel to school campuses as needed

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in an arts-related field.
  • Established practice in the process of making,  creating, and inventing. 
  • Early Childhood Education or Childhood Education background with a foundational understanding in child development and how it affects participation in the creative process.
  • Experience teaching youth ages 8-18 with a minimum of six years teaching experience in either school or community settings.    
  • Experience with and ability to teach lessons using both hand and power tools.  Awareness of best practices for safety for both adults and children.  
  • Experience integrating technology into the curriculum (3-D printing, robotics, virtual reality) 
  • Knowledge of and implementation experience in STEAM curriculum.  
  • Demonstrated experience in Curriculum Development.  
  • Demonstrated experience in research and development of new student projects in educational practice.  
  • Understanding and articulation of VAPA and CCS Standards.  
  • A commitment to equity,  inclusion and effectively working with diverse participants.
  • Ability to take initiative and work well with others with compassion.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bilingual (English + Spanish)

Vaccination Requirement

Inner-City Arts requires its employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19, subject to certain exemptions as required by law. New hires working at Inner-City Arts must be fully vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination no later than the first day of employment. In addition, effective January 27, 2022, all Inner-City Arts employees who are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 under Inner-City Arts' COVID-19 policy are encouraged to obtain and show proof that they have received a booster. 

Hours  Full Time position, 40 hour work week, some evening and weekend work as well

Location   720 Kohler Street Los Angeles, CA 90021 

Salary  Starting base hourly rate at $24/hour

To Apply  Please send a resume and letter of interest to the Hiring Committee, via email to,  artsedjobs@inner-cityarts.org with the subject "Creativity Lab Teaching Artist”.

Inner-City Arts engages employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, physical or mental disability, legally protected medical condition or information, family care status, military caregiver status, veteran status, marital status, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal laws. All who believe they meet the stated qualifications are invited to apply. Inner-City Arts is an equal opportunity employer.

Department: Programs, Non-Exempt Status
Reports to: Chief Education Officer

Inner-City Arts is an oasis of learning, creativity and achievement in the heart of Skid Row, and a vital partner in the work of creating a safer, healthier Los Angeles. Since its inception, Inner-City Arts has provided hands-on arts instruction to over 210,000 public school students and 10,000 educators in the Los Angeles area. Every year, more than 5,000 elementary and middle school students — from among the most underserved urban neighborhoods in Los Angeles — receive high-quality creative experiences during the school day on the Inner-City Arts campus. More than 1,000 middle and high school students engage in workshops at Inner-City Arts after school, on weekends and during the summer. In all this time, Inner-City Arts has partnered with LAUSD to provide transformational learning that meets the needs of inner-city students.

Inner-City Arts is seeking an experienced Program Coordinator who is responsible for activities associated with the creation, scheduling, supervision, and evaluation of programs at Inner-City Arts. Working with the Outreach + Program Manager, the Associate Director of Education, and all Program staff, the Program Coordinator oversees the daily coordination of programs including, but not limited to, the scheduling and oversight of classes, special events, and special projects, within both the core class schedule and special events and programming as needed; liaison with teaching staff, communication with schools, school staffs, principals and assistant principals, teachers/classes in the community, scheduling of transportation, scheduling, and communication with outside collaborators for the performing artist series, parent and family programs, special projects and events.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Coordinate and maintain the program schedule of all classes and specific program events
  • Coordinate transportation and buses
  • Correspondence with schools for scheduling
  • Assist with correspondence and coordination of program staff meetings
  • Assist with faculty and staff meeting scheduling
  • Coordinate and oversee daily programs, both at Inner-City Arts and school sites
  • Assists with supervision of outside collaborative projects
  • Coordinate and supervise program events
  • Assist with recruitment and scheduling
  • Disseminate all information to teaching artists, classroom teachers, principals and schools regarding all Inner-City Arts business
  • Maintain contact with all schools and participating classes
  • Solicit and receive class rosters from participating classes
  • Solicit and receive student release forms from participating classes
  • Assure the presence and maintenance of safety/first aid supplies on site
  • Assistance with follow through for staff requirements, including staff contracts and coordination of studio assistants
  • Assist in Teacher Orientations, including assisting in the creation of Teacher Journals by collating, copying, and binding books
  • Assist with the Professional Development program as needed
  • Assist the Executive Director with special assignments which may include research and advocacy

VACCINATION REQUIREMENT

Inner-City Arts requires its employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19, subject to certain exemptions as required by law. New hires working at Inner-City Arts must be fully vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination no later than the first day of employment. In addition, effective January 27, 2022, all Inner-City Arts employees who are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 under Inner-City Arts' COVID-19 policy are encouraged to obtain and show proof that they have received a booster.

WORK SCHEDULE: FT 40 hour work week, some evening and weekend work.

LOCATION: 720 Kohler Street Los Angeles, CA 90021

SALARY: Base salary starting at $21/hour

TO APPLY: Email resume and cover letter to: artsedjobs@inner-cityarts.org with the subject line “Program Coordinator.”

Inner-City Arts engages employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, physical or mental disability, legally protected medical condition or information, family care status, military caregiver status, veteran status, marital status, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal laws. All who believe they meet the stated qualifications are invited to apply. Inner-City Arts is an equal opportunity employer.

Inner-City Arts is an oasis of learning, creativity and achievement in the heart of Skid Row, and a vital partner in the work of creating a safer, healthier Los Angeles. Since its inception, Inner-City Arts has provided hands-on arts instruction to over 210,000 public  school students and 10,000 educators in the Los Angeles area. Every year, more than 5,000 elementary and middle school students — from among the most underserved urban neighborhoods in Los Angeles — receive high-quality creative experiences during the school day on the Inner-City Arts campus. More than 1,000 middle and high school students engage in workshops at Inner-City Arts after school, on weekends and during the summer. In all this time, Inner-City Arts has partnered with LAUSD to provide transformational learning that meets the needs of inner-city students.

The Dance Teaching Artists at Inner-City Arts introduces dance as a communicative and expressive medium uniquely effective in the conveyance of meaning, emotion, and cultural values. Students learn how to communicate through movement, by exploring, improvising, and experimenting. The TA is responsible for guiding students through each specialization in dance, to create from their imaginations, from traditional forms, and as a vehicle for expressing their own stories. The TA encourages participants to recognize dance as an art, to take chances and to find their own voices as individual artists. 

SPECIFIC JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • Designing and implementing a program that teaches one or more of the following: creative dance, hip hop, modern, choreography, Folklorico, African, dance integrated with language arts, poetry and/or other subject areas, and other dance techniques
  • Ability to collaborate with students and lead them in the creation of original works.
  • Developing, writing and updating lesson plans and curricula outlines for that art form. Ability to revise plans based on the creativity of the students
  • Sustain and evoke a strong commitment to program objectives which include: Social-Emotional Competencies, 21st Century Skills, and art-based skills, across all experiences
  • Participating in staff training and attending staff meetings
  • Reliable transportation required to travel to school campuses as needed
  • Willing to travel the San Fernando

VACCINATION REQUIREMENT

Inner-City Arts requires its employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19, subject to certain exemptions as required by law. New hires working at Inner-City Arts must be fully vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination no later than the first day of employment. In addition, effective January 27, 2022, all Inner-City Arts employees who are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 under Inner-City Arts' COVID-19 policy are encouraged to obtain and show proof that they have received a booster.

QUALIFICATIONS
  • BFA or advanced degree in Dance, or related art form.
  • Experience in teaching and/or knowledge of dance content.
  • Professional experience and practice in the field: Prior teaching experience with ages 5 years through post-secondary, and knowledge of public school goals, vision, and current teaching methodologies.
  • Knowledge and/or experience working with English Learners.
  • Must have the ability to design curricula appropriate for different age groups.
  • Ability to differentiate instruction for diverse populations.
  • Knowledge and/or experience teaching in a child-centered education context.
  • Exhibit patience and sensitivity and enjoy working with youth.
  • Interest in integration strategies and curricular connections a plus.
  • Bilingual in English/Spanish a plus.
  • Knowledge of State of California Content Standards for Visual and Performing Arts a plus.
  • A commitment to diversity, and effectively working with diverse participants.
  • Ability to take the initiative and work well with others compassionately

HOURS: PTE, 26 hours per week

LOCATION: Inner-City Arts is a contemporary, creative facility in the downtown Los Angeles Warehouse District, adjacent to the Produce Mart and Skid Row, currently providing all classes online, on campus, and on school sites campuses.

SALARY: Commensurate with education and experience 

TO APPLY
Please send a resume and letter of interest in PDF format to the Hiring Committee, via email to artsedjobs@inner-cityarts.org with the subject "Dance Teaching Artist”
 
Inner-City Arts engages employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, physical or mental disability, legally protected medical condition or information, family care status, military caregiver status, veteran status, marital status, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal laws. All who believe they meet the stated qualifications are invited to apply. Inner-City Arts is an equal opportunity employer.

Inner-City Arts is an oasis of learning, creativity and achievement in the heart of Skid Row, and a vital partner in the work of creating a safer, healthier Los Angeles. Since its inception, Inner-City Arts has provided hands-on arts instruction to over 210,000 public  school students and 10,000 educators in the Los Angeles area. Every year, more than 5,000 elementary and middle school students — from among the most underserved urban neighborhoods in Los Angeles — receive high-quality creative experiences during the school day on the Inner-City Arts campus. More than 1,000 middle and high school students engage in workshops at Inner-City Arts after school, on weekends and during the summer. In all this time, Inner-City Arts has partnered with LAUSD to provide transformational learning that meets the needs of inner-city students.

The Songwriting and Vocal Music Teaching Artist at Inner-City Arts introduces students to voice exploration, vocal techniques, and songwriting as a communicative and expressive medium uniquely effective in the conveyance of meaning, emotion, and cultural values. Students learn  how to communicate through music-making by exploring, improvising, and experimenting with voice and writing. The TA is responsible for guiding students through each specialization to create from their imaginations, from traditional music theory to more contemporary methods of music exploration as a vehicle for expressing their own stories. The TA encourages participants to recognize music (their voice and words) as an art, to take chances, and to find their own voices as individual artists, builds musical skills, teaches fundamentals, creates space that cultivates creativity, serves as mentors, and builds community.

SPECIFIC JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • Experience facilitating songwriting and vocal training classes
  • Experience working with K-12 students in a school day, residency model
  • Designing and implementing a program (10-15 weeks) that teaches one or more of the following: vocal music technique, voice/chorus, creative writing (songs), music appreciation, and basic introduction to instruments.
  • Ability to collaborate with students and lead them in the creation of original works.
  • Developing, writing, and updating lesson plans and curricula outlines for that art form. Ability to revise plans based on the creativity of the students
  • Sustain and evoke a strong commitment to program objectives which include: Social-Emotional Competencies, 21st Century
  • Skills, and art-based skills, across all experiences
  • Participating in staff training and attending staff meetings
  • Reliable transportation required to travel to school campuses as needed
  • Willing to travel to the San Fernando and or San Gabriel Valley and other locations depending on the assignment

VACCINATION REQUIREMENT

Inner-City Arts requires its employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19, subject to certain exemptions as required by law. New hires working at Inner-City Arts must be fully vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination no later than the first day of employment. In addition, effective January 27, 2022, all Inner-City Arts employees who are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 under Inner-City Arts' COVID-19 policy are encouraged to obtain and show proof that they have received a booster.

QUALIFICATIONS
  • BFA or advanced degree in Music, or related art form.
  • Experience in teaching and/or knowledge of music and songwriting content.
  • Professional experience and practice in the field: Prior teaching experience with ages 5 years through post-secondary, and knowledge of public school goals, vision, and current teaching methodologies.
  • Knowledge and/or experience working with English Learners.
  • Must have the ability to design curricula appropriate for different age groups.
  • Ability to differentiate instruction for diverse populations.
  • Knowledge and/or experience teaching in a child-centered education context.
  • Exhibit patience and sensitivity and enjoy working with youth.
  • Interest in integration strategies and curricular connections a plus.
  • Bilingual in English/Spanish a plus.
  • Knowledge of State of California Content Standards for Visual and Performing Arts a plus.
  • A commitment to diversity, and effectively working with diverse participants.
  • Ability to take the initiative and work well with others compassionately.

HOURS: PTE, 26 hours per week

LOCATION: Inner-City Arts is a contemporary, creative facility in the downtown Los Angeles Warehouse District, adjacent to the Produce Mart and Skid Row, currently providing all classes online, on campus, and on school sites campuses.

SALARY: Commensurate with education and experience 

TO APPLY
Please send a resume and letter of interest in PDF format to the Hiring Committee, via email to artsedjobs@inner-cityarts.org with the subject "Vocal Music and Songwriting Teaching Artist”
 
Inner-City Arts engages employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, physical or mental disability, legally protected medical condition or information, family care status, military caregiver status, veteran status, marital status, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal laws. All who believe they meet the stated qualifications are invited to apply. Inner-City Arts is an equal opportunity employer.

“I am just completely blown away by this place, from the second I walked in. The music, the space, the energy here - it just allows you to be free with yourself, and to accept yourself and learn to love yourself.”

– Actor Sara Ramirez, Grey’s Anatomy

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