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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 Media Arts Lead Teaching Artist is​ an ​experienced artist-educator who can develop and implement a 7-16 week curriculum for students ranging in grades K-12 and adults. The Media Arts curriculum includes computer-based media, including computer graphics, motion graphics, digital and traditional animation, virtual reality, video editing, digital photography, and future consideration for artificial intelligence. The fundamental curriculum for primary grades encompasses hand-drawn animation techniques and introductory media literacy through arts engagement. The candidate may be a specialist in one area of Media Arts, yet must have an ability to see the scope of a K-12 Media Arts curriculum and work with other media arts staff to develop a comprehensive scope and sequence across all developmental stages.

This position is responsible​ for collaborating with art form specific studio staff as well as other art form staff to support the facilitation of dynamic creative experiences for youth and program participants of all ages in all programs: Learning and Achieving Through the Arts, Visual (K-8th), Media and Performing Arts Institutes (4th-12th), Work of Art Program (college and career readiness grades 10th-12th), Enterprisers (post-secondary) and the Professional Development Institute (adults). The Media Arts Lead Teaching Artist must have demonstrated positive leadership and the ability to lead a team towards successfully implementing the organization’s mission and strategic goals. Additionally, the lead must hold a degree or equivalent experience in the specific art form.  

 

Specific Job Requirements:

  • Teaching across programs: LATA, Institutes, Professional Development, and special projects as needed
  • Support program expansion, on and offsite, through co-teaching and teaching in the studios as well as alternate sites
  • Collaborate with program leadership with onboarding of new team members to ensure continuity of practices
  • Contribute to the coaching and observation of studio staff in partnership with the Associate Directors of Education, Professional Development and the Chief Education Officer
  • 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 the ongoing planning, development, and assessment of program content Support tracking of art form specific work plans
  • Ability to respond to changes in the arts and education ecosystem
  • Commitment to staying abreast of advancements in technology and research related to the designated art form
  • Support studio staff with budget development and tracking of expenses
  • Collaborate with program leadership on administrative content and practices
  • Develop and present studio related content to Inner-City Arts leadership and external partners
  • Willingness to teach, develop content, and seek professional development in multiple Media Arts content areas
  • Other duties as needed

 

Qualifications:

  • BA, BFA or advanced degree in Animation, Digital Media, Filmmaking, Computer Graphics, Motion Graphics or related arts field
  • Experience developing and teaching curriculum content for various age groups, with least​ 5 years prior experience as a lead teaching artist/educator with elementary, middle, and high school populations
  • Ability to design and differentiate curricula to adjust for different age groups, cultural and linguistic backgrounds and learning abilities
  • Commitment to anti-racist education with training in Equity, Diversity and Inclusion best practices Knowledge and or experience working with English Learners or Special Needs population
  • Interest or experience in integrating academic content into the art form (i.e., math or language arts with design)
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong collaborative skills
  • Self-starter
  • Understanding and articulation of VAPA and CCS Standards
  • Experience with Adobe software (Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, and or Premiere)
  • Experience with Microsoft Office, Excel, and Google Suites preferred

HOURS:   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.

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 "​Lead Teaching Artist- Media Arts​.”​ 

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 a multi-disciplinary arts organization located in downtown Los Angeles, serving more than 5,000 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.

2021 OPERATIONS STATUS: Since safer-at-home orders were implemented in school districts in March 2020, the organization has transitioned the majority of programs and administrative functions to virtual, work-from-home operations. Safety protocols allow staff the option to work on campus or to work remotely from home until campus reopens to all operations. Supervisors work with their staff members to establish an appropriate work plan, mindful of tasks that require on-campus access.

The Opportunity

Inner-City Arts’ Development team seeks a resourceful and tech-savvy professional who will exemplify the organization’s commitment to donor stewardship through support of key fundraising operations. The DEVELOPMENT OPERATIONS ASSOCIATE will provide assistance for the department’s two Directors, while serving as the primary administrator of the donor database.

The Development team exemplifies a culture of thoughtfulness, diligence, flexibility and joy. Our success is dependent on each member’s passionate belief in the organization’s mission and their role within that work. Team members are known for embracing opportunities to step up when help is needed and support colleagues, seeking opportunities to bridge departments, bringing good humor to their work and being forthright and respectful to all members.

With a focus on fundraising goals, the DEVELOPMENT OPERATIONS ASSOCIATE will be responsible for all aspects of donor and gift data. While the position calls for impeccable prioritization, analytical and organizational skills, this individual will find success by applying curiosity and creativity to their work — seeking solutions where none previously existed, identifying opportunities to increase efficiencies and lending a high-caliber, donor-focused approach to encourage donor engagement. The DEVELOPMENT OPERATIONS ASSOCIATE will be comfortable working on multiple projects and across teams, supporting the Development Directors needs from clerical and administrative duties to research. This individual regularly will interface with Finance and Executive teams.

While this is an entry-level position, the individual will enjoy a range of experiences and opportunities to expand critical fundraising skill sets through event, campaign, grant, Board, and major gift support. Opportunities will be available to develop frontline  fundraising experience. Within the first 12 months, this person will play a key role in facilitating a database conversion, contributing to the taskforce for plan development and implementation.

The Responsibilities

  • Serve as primary administrator for the Donor Perfect (DP) database by executing ongoing functions with regularity, accuracy and precision, including donor and gift entry, coding, and pledge tracking.
  • Provide reports, analysis and research, as requested by the Development Directors.
  • Manage a customized approach to donor acknowledgements, prepping communications and outreach for approval and final signature.
  • Facilitate weekly ledgers and monthly reconciliation with the Finance Department.
  • Participate on Individual Giving Team (which includes Annual Fund, membership program, and major gifts).
  • Support seasonal campaigns with list development, reporting, bulk-mail logistics, solicitation, contact tracking and analysis.
  • Participate on Events Team (which manages two annual fundraisers, donor affinity group meetings and cultivation events). 
  • Support strategy and execution of list development, invites, invoicing, revenue reporting, benefits fulfillment, guest registration, post-event data and gift entry and reporting. 
  • Support solicitation efforts and day-of duties, which includes overseeing registration and managing a team of registration volunteers.
  • Participate on Institutional Team via supporting corporate partner benefits fulfillment, gift entry, and generation of monthly acknowledgement letters.
  • Support Development Directors administrative tasks, such as meeting scheduling, donor outreach, document preparation, and report and presentation preparation.
  • Support the Directors in the administration of Board communications and fundraising.
  • Support Development team administrative tasks, such as calendar coordination; meeting announcements/agendas; correspondence; hard/electronic filing; general development office tasks (e.g., mail, supplies, invoices).
  • Field third-party inquiries, collecting information and directing incoming opportunities to appropriate point persons.
  • Support in-kind donation processes through database, acknowledgement and finance operations.
  • Support quarterly donor recognition updates on website, and year-end analysis for impact reports and tax reporting.
  • Update and maintain database records, including handling the import and maintenance of current mailing lists in Constant Contact.
  • Perform routine database review and clean-up to maintain accuracy.
  • Support the flow of volunteer information within DP and the use of that data in fundraising efforts.
  • Train staff to maximize use of DP.
  • Other duties as assigned.

The Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • 2-3 years of related database administration experience
  • Exceptional computer skills, including use of Donor Perfect or comparable donor database; use of Microsoft Excel/Word
  • High-energy professional with keen attention to prioritization, details and deadlines
  • Individual who anticipates needs, takes initiative, demonstrates flexibility, and displays a “can do” attitude
  • Exceptional organizational and project management skills with the ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines
  • Strong written, oral, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to effectively and graciously interface with others, including donors, students and staff
  • Self-starter with the ability to work both independently or with specific direction
  • Experience contributing to a collaborative and team-focused environment
  • Professionalism and discretion in the handling of confidential materials
  • Enthusiasm for this work, as well as Inner-City Arts’ mission and vision

HOURS: Full-time hourly position; non-exempt status. Some weekend work required.

LOCATION: 720 Kohler St. Los Angeles, CA 90021. Inner-City Arts is located in the downtown Los Angeles Warehouse District, adjacent to the Arts District.

COMPENSATION: Commensurate with education and experience.

TO APPLY: Email resume and cover letter to: Jamie Cataldo, Director of Individual Giving & Events, at jamie@inner-cityarts.org. Subject: DEVELOPMENT OPERATIONS ASSOCIATE. 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.

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. During COVID, Inner-City Arts has transitioned all programming to online until further notice.

The Creative Writing Teaching Artist is an experienced candidate who will develop, write, plan for and implement a 2-week Summer Intensive and a 10-week curriculum entitled “Introduction to Writing for Film” for students ranging in grades 9-12. All classes will be offered virtually to our Los Angeles youth through June and to our New York youth through December. This class will focus on guiding students through the process of developing stories for film and finding their unique voice as a creator through writing cinematic scenes. This artist-educator will also work with staff and community stakeholders to incorporate volunteer industry professionals for three formal “touchpoints” per session: an introductory Q&A with students at the start, a mid-course reflection, and a feedback session on student writing at the culmination of each course. Also included in this course will be an opportunity for a public table read in front of a broader virtual audience, and serve as an opportunity to seek more extensive feedback from volunteer industry professionals and talent.
 
The new “Introduction to Writing for Film” would be offered over two terms (Summer and Fall) and enroll an estimated 15 students each term, in multiple sections of the class (30 students per term). This class will also provide the foundation of our first NYC-based initiative. The same “Introduction to Writing for Film” course and curriculum would be offered each session virtually in New York as well, and enroll an estimated 15-30 students each term based in NYC, over the course of two terms annually. This Teaching Artist will also be responsible for planning, teaching, and assessing each class in accordance with the 21st-century learning standards and the mission of Inner-City Arts. The Creative Writing Teaching Artist is a contract position that would involve contact hours with students while Institutes are in session. This position is responsible for planning, teaching, and assessing the class, working with the Inner-City Arts Programs Team to ensure we are meeting the objectives of the partnership.
 
Inner-City Arts is seeking a creative individual who is both a practitioner and an educator/mentor with Screenwriting 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 uplifting diverse narratives through the medium are strongly encouraged to apply.
 
QUALIFICATIONS
  • Required experience: minimum Bachelor’s degree in Screenwriting/Creative Writing or relevant field experience.
  • Established practice in the process of Screenwriting/Filmmaking and able to present a portfolio of both personal and student work
  • 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
  • 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 the ongoing planning, development, and assessment of program content
  • Support tracking of artform specific work plans
  • Ability to respond to changes in the arts and education ecosystem
  • Experience delivering content virtually via Zoom
  • Demonstrated experience in Curriculum Development.
  • 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.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong collaborative skills
  • Self-starter
  • Experience with Microsoft Office, Excel, and Google Suites preferred

HOURS: Contract position, TBD

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.

TO APPLY: Please send a resume and letter of interest to the Hiring Committee, via email to artsedjobs@inner-cityarts.org with the subject "Creative Writing 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.

The mission of Inner-City Arts is to engage young people in the creative process in order to shape a society of creative, confident, and collaborative individuals. For K-12 students, we currently offer age-specific, sequential arts education across all art forms, both during and outside the school day. Students work alongside professional Teaching Artists in our well-equipped visual, media, and performing arts studios. For educators, caregivers, and parents, we provide strategies for arts education integration. 

The Research and Virtual Curation Intern should have a passion for supporting arts education initiatives that impact youth development and wellness. Ideally, they would have a keen interest in online platforms that serve the community, online curation of creative content, and research. The primary focus of this internship position is to support the development of an online initiative called “Art Space,” a virtual hub for young people and those who care about them, supporting youth and families with research-informed content that inspires creativity and wellness. 

RESPONSIBILITES 

To support the development of “Art Space”- a virtual collection of student-created art and creativity-based arts and education resources curated to amplify the voice of youth and build creative connections in families and the community abroad. 

DUTIES 

  • Document/archive artwork from multiple formats with an emphasis on curation and research 
  • Assist with Art Space planning, design, and market research 
  • Procuring and formatting digital didactics 
  • Maintaining and updating database/repository related to Art Space 
  • Assists with outreach and communications to artist/contributors to Art Space
  • Conduct image and licensing research

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Strong organization skills 
  • Detail oriented 
  • Ability to work independently and with a team 
  • Experience in researching arts and education-related content/Informational research skills 
  • Ability to assess inventory 
  • Awareness of curation procedures in both digital and physical spaces
  • Knowledge of design software 
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and technical skills 

ELIGIBILITY

Students must: 

Be of a group underrepresented in museums and visual arts organizations, including, but not limited to, individuals of African American, Asian, Latino/Hispanic, Native American, or Pacific Islander descent; 

Be currently enrolled undergraduates (bachelor's degree program, associate's degree program, or a vocational or technical program below the baccalaureate level). Students must have completed at least one semester or two quarters of college by June 2021. Students who graduated after April 1, 2021 are also eligible. (Students who are enrolled in a second BA or BS program are not eligible.) Reside or attend college in Los Angeles County; and Be a United States citizen or permanent resident (non-citizen authorized to live and work in the United States on a permanent basis; also known as a "green card" holder). Students with DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival) status valid through the internship period are also eligible. 

Due to the extraordinary circumstances of COVID-19, students who graduated after April 1, 2020 will also be eligible to apply for summer 2021.

TERMS

The internships are full-time (40 hours/week) positions, each with a stipend of $6,000, for a consecutive ten-week work period between June and August, 2021. 

TO APPLY

All applicants should submit their PDF formatted résumé & cover letter, including 1-2 letters of recommendation to Inner-City Arts Hiring Committee, artsedjobs@inner-cityarts.org, 626-222-9912.

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