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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”.

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 Senior Manager 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 fundraising goals.

As the primary steward of the organization’s brand, the Senior Manager 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 Director of Individual Giving and Events, the manager will field the development team needs, helping to set strategy and execute development of messages and materials that solicit, engage, and acknowledge donors. 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.

The Responsibilities

  • Work with Director of Individual Giving and Events 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.
  • Annually develop and coordinate the organization-wide communications calendar working with Development Department Directors and Leadership 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.
  • Maintain the website and oversee 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).
  • Assist in the evaluation of event sponsorship opportunities in collaboration with the team.
  • 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 Development Directors, as well as 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.
  • Work with Director of Individual Giving and Events to support the creation and oversight of communications budgets.
  • Steward funder credits (donor acknowledgments) across all institutional materials.
  • Support the development of all program-focused collateral materials, including onboarding program-focused graphic designers and approving project plans to ensure and 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.

The Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • 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

Hours: Full-time salary position.

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: Communications Manager. No calls please.

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 Creativity Lab is a visual arts oriented space focusing on tinkering, inventing, and making with hands on materials and tools, including technology like 3-D printing. We use simple materials to create complex structures, and students learn how to use basic hand and power tools such as drill presses and scroll saws. Representative projects include: simple hand crank machines, Rube Goldberg devices, marble runs, decorative balancing sticks and other projects that combine visual arts and design with scientific processes to solve problems and foster collaboration. In Creativity Lab students achieve an understanding that mistakes, improvisation, and exploration are part of the creative process.

 

Job Description

The Creativity Lab Studio Assistant is a non-exempt employee responsible for activities associated with the programming, implementation and assistance of the Creativity Lab studio classes.  The Creativity Lab Studio Assistant works closely with the Creativity Lab Teaching Artists for all studio content delivery and reports to the Program Manager for logistics, scheduling and other employment needs.
 

Specific Job Requirements Include:

  • Studio assistance and maintenance
  • Operation of hand and power tools for preparation of class materials and during class as directed.
  • Awareness of safety requirements and oversight of safety of power tool usage during studio class time.
  • Preparation of class materials, set-up of materials, clean up
  • Support during classes with students as directed by studio Teaching Artists.
  • Organization and replenishment of supplies and equipment
  • Assistance with studio office duties, including internet research, the processing of purchase orders, establishing and maintaining/updating files, records and other documents.
  • Research and development support of program projects.
  • Document class work and processes
  • Work with Inner-City Arts teaching artists and independent contractors in the Creativity Lab to support all content.
  • Participate in organizational activities including community events, fundraisers
  • Other tasks based on studio needs.

 

Qualifications:

A deep commitment to the welfare of children and the critical role that the creative process plays in their development is essential to this position.  The Creativity Lab Assistant must be a flexible, organized team player with strong collaboration and problem-solving skills, plus an ability to take direction and initiative where appropriate.  Some experience in the process of “making”, creating, and inventing is expected.  The Creativity Lab Studio Assistant must have the capacity to thrive in a fast-paced work environment that values adaptability, diversity, and integrity. This position requires the skills to maintain and build excellent working relationships with staff, teachers and the community served.

 

*bilingual candidates preferred

Work Schedule: FT – 32 hour work week, determined by availability and schedule of teaching terms, some evening and weekend work as well

Location: 720 Kohler Street Los Angeles, CA 90021

Salary: Commensurate with education and experience

To apply:

To apply, please send a letter of interest and resume to the Hiring Committee, via email to artsedjobs@inner-cityarts.org with the subject “Creativity Lab Studio Assistant”

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