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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.

Available Positions

The Executive Assistant to the President & CEO is an exempt employee whose primary responsibility is to support the President & CEO in the day to day operations of the organization. The Executive Assistant also serves as a liaison to the board of directors, Founders Board and senior management teams; organizes and coordinates executive outreach and external relations efforts; and oversees special projects. As a member of the executive staff and working collaboratively with the development team, programs, administrative and professional development staff, and the Inner-City Arts community. This person will have strong interpersonal and relationship building skills, keen attention to detail, a positive outlook and an interest in education and the arts.  This position reports to the President & CEO.

Responsibilities:

  • Serve as a liaison between the development department and President & CEO to support partnerships and enhance fundraising activities
  • Act as point of contact for all staff and external constituents in relation to the President & CEO
  • Facilitate the President & CEO’s accessibility and open lines of communication with staff
  • Maintain President & CEO’s calendar, screen incoming telephone calls and greet visitors
  • Develop, maintain contact lists and support outside activities for President & CEO’s business engagements with strategic partners both private and public
  • Initiate travel arrangements; create detailed itineraries for the President & CEO or other associates as instructed
  • Provide research and documentation for the President & CEO in regards to funders, outside programs, current arts related news and other items as requested
  • Prepare, review and track invoices and expense reports for the President & CEO
  • Manage Board and Committee meetings with general set-up, hospitality, taking and distributing meeting minutes and managing workflow as needed
  • Assist the President & CEO with managing the work of the Board of Directors and Founders Board in general by providing professional support thru communications and engagement.
  • Create presentations and maintain spreadsheets and databases
  • Plan and manage or assist with events as assigned
  • Help answer the organization’s main phone line and directs calls as needed.  Meet and greets visitors, determine the nature of their visit and notify appropriate staff members
  • Develop good working relationships across all departments and be a resource for staff, visitors, the Board of Directors and donors
  • Other duties and tasks consistent with the mission of Inner-City Arts and the position as defined by the President & CEO

Qualifications:

The Executive Assistant must be enthusiastic and enjoy working within a nonprofit environment that is mission-driven, results-driven and community oriented. The ideal individual will have the ability to exercise good judgment in a variety of situations, with strong written and verbal communication, administrative, and organizational skills, and the ability to maintain a realistic balance among multiple priorities. The Executive Assistant will have the ability to work independently on projects, from conception to completion, and must be able to work under pressure at times to handle a wide variety of activities and confidential matters with discretion. An essential quality is the skill to maintain excellent working relationships with funders, board members, visitors and staff and to maintain an open and approachable demeanor at all times.  This position requires a pleasant phone demeanor and the ability to multi-task. Excellent data management skills needed (Excel/Word required, additional knowledge of Donor Perfect is preferred) as well as working knowledge of social media interfaces. Spanish language skills are a plus.

Interested candidates should send their cover letter and resume to wendy@inner-cityarts.org / Subject Line: "Executive Assistant to President & CEO"  NO CALLS PLEASE.

Graphic Design Teaching Artist (P/T)

Inner-City Arts is seeking a Graphic Design Teaching Artist who will design and implement a robust graphic design curriculum for our programs, focusing primarily on serving middle and high school students in our out-of-school time Institutes Program. Teaching artist will plan, teach, and assess each class in accordance with the mission of Inner-City Arts. Teaching artist will research, experiment, and cultivate ways for graphic design to be part of student’s lives at Inner-city Arts. The curriculum should aim to amplify students’ individual and collective creative voice through the visual medium of Graphic Design. These programs are offered three times a year in the Fall (10 weeks), Spring (10-12 weeks) and Summer (6 weeks). Fall and Spring classes run once a week for 90-120 minutes and Summer classes are offered twice a week for 90-120 minutes (180-240 per class per week total).

The Graphic Design Teaching Artist is a part-time position at 20 hours per week, 10 hours of which would involve contact hours with students while Institutes are in session. This position is will be responsible for planning, teaching, and assessing Graphic Design Institute classes as well as developing, implementing and growing the Graphic Design curriculum each term. We are looking for someone with strong collaboration skills who can devise content with other teaching artists to create multidisciplinary classes. The Graphic Design Teaching Artist will also have the opportunity of mentoring and counseling students with a strong interest and desire to pursue graphic design in the future. This is a unique opportunity to establish a graphic design studio for students that provides access to professional training and opportunities to work on design projects that will serve Inner-City Arts and the community.

Inner-City Arts is seeking a creative individual who is both a practitioner and an educator/mentor with Graphic Design experience, focused on “learner-centered,” learning-by-doing processes that combine artistry, exploration, and craftsmanship. Individuals with a strong commitment to nurturing student identity and voice while making a social impact through the medium are strongly desired.

We are seeking strong team players with experience in the field of Creative Youth Development to join our staff. The Graphic Design Teaching Artist would serve within a flexible, cooperative environment, and as a member of a team of innovative, inventive, committed studio staff and administrators that comprise the Programs team. He/she should uphold the values of safe space and creativity as expressed in the philosophy and values of the program.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Required experience: minimum Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design or relevant field.
  • Established practice in the process of Graphic Design and able to present a portfolio of both personal and student work
  • Technical Knowledge: Adobe Creative Suite knowledge specifically in Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign. Motion graphics skill is a plus.
  • An ideal candidate would have an Early Adolescent and Adolescent Development background with a foundational understanding and education in how development affects participation in the creative process.
  • Proven track record of a commitment to youth ages 11-18 with a minimum of two years teaching experience in either after-school or community settings.
  • Knowledge of and implementation experience in Creative Youth Development
  • Experience integrating technology into the curriculum
  • Demonstrated experience in Curriculum Development.
  • Demonstrated experience in research and development of new student projects in educational practice.
  • Understanding and articulation of 21st Century Learning Skills
  • A commitment to diversity, and effectively working with diverse participants.
  • A commitment to equity and social justice for the youth of Los Angeles and beyond.
  • Ability to take the initiative and work well with others compassionately.

HOURS: 20 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.

SALARY: Commensurate with education and experience.

TO APPLY: Please send a resume and letter of interest to the Hiring Committee, via email to artsedjobs@inner-cityarts.org with the subject "PT Graphic Design Teaching Artist”.

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