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Available Positions

Director of Institutional Giving

Department: Development, Exempt Status
Job Reports To: Senior Director of Development

Organization:

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.

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. He/she is 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.

Work Schedule: Full-time, 40hour/week, exempt position (will require some evening and weekend hours).
Location: 720 Kohler St. Los Angeles, CA 90021

Salary: Base salary starting at $95K

To apply: Email resume and cover letter to: artsedjobs@inner-cityarts.org with the subject “ Director of Institutional Giving”

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 Artists Job

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.

Teaching Artists at Inner-City Arts will develop lesson plans in their art form for students in K-12th grade. The lessons will be student-centered with an asset-based approach that uplifts cultural values and students' individuality. The TA will encourage student participants to take chances and to find their voices as individual artists.

We are seeking teaching artists in visual, media, and performing arts.

SPECIFIC JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • Ability to collaborate with students and lead them in creating original works.
  • Develop, write, and update lesson plans and curricula outlines for the identified art form with the ability to revise plans based on the needs of the students
  • Sustain and model a strong commitment to program objectives which include: Social-Emotional Competencies, 21st Century Skills, and art-based skills across all experiences
  • Participate in staff training and attend staff meetings
  • Must be willing to travel and have reliable transportation required to visit school campuses as needed

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Exhibit patience and sensitivity and enjoy working with youth.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience teaching in the designated or comparable art form.
  • Experience in teaching and/or knowledge of art form 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.
  • Interest in integration strategies and curricular connections is 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

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: PTE, up 24 hours per week or FTE 40 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. Positions available on the Inner-City Arts campus and at various school locations (residency model).

COMPENSATION RANGE: $24-$28 per/hr

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 "Teaching Artist _______________ (insert art form)+ (full time or part time)”

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.

Program Assistant

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 Assistant (PA) with strong problem-solving skills, excellent verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to work with teams in a social-emotional learning environment.

The PA will provide various administrative support duties ranging from data entry and scheduling to complex administrative coordination. The ideal candidate will demonstrate exceptional attention to detail and flexibility, and be able to take the initiative towards the completion of daily responsibilities. Teamwork is fundamental, and the ability to maintain confidentiality is a must.

SPECIFIC JOB REQUIREMENTS:

  • Schedule internal and external meetings and provide calendar support for the programs team
  • Gather program materials for documentation, archiving, and dissemination to various stakeholders
  • Assist with tracking of program budget
  • Track and reconcile program expenses
  • Monitor financial activities for all programs, including revenue tracking, invoicing, and payments
  • Prepare presentation materials including editing content, adding graphics, spreadsheets, and other design elements.
  • Assist with grant reporting related to compliance and program participation
  • Work with program directors on all administrative elements across programs
  • Conduct program research to support program growth and sustainability
  • Perform other program administrative duties as needed to support the mission of the organization and the day-to-day operations of the program

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A self-starter with the ability to work in a collaborative team environment
  • Demonstrate a high-level problem-solving skills
  • Possess a strong organizational skills, ability to multi-task high volume requests, and re-prioritize
  • Complete tasks on time, both routine and urgent
  • Maintain familiarity with arts education industry policy and changes

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

Location: 720 Kohler St. Los Angeles, CA 90021

Compensation: starting at $25/per hour

To apply: Email resume and cover letter to artsedjobs@inner-cityarts.org with the subject “ Program Assistant”

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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