Nov 15, 2007

job Opp: Program Manager

Position available at the MAK Center:

Program Manager, MAK Urban Future Initiative (UFI)

The MAK Center for Art and Architecture at the Schindler House in West
Hollywood, California seeks a highly-organized and energetic urban design
and planning professional to work closely with the MAK Center Director in
the coordination and administration of an international urban design
fellowship program, as well as in support of other MAK Center¹s activities.
This is a newly-created, grant-funded position.

In collaboration with the MAK Center Director, the Program Manager will be
expected to:

* Coordinate international jury and subsequent acceptance and arrangement of
fellows. Oversee international visa and travel arrangements.

* Research fellows¹ areas of interest and coordinate with relevant
professional exchanges in the Los Angeles metro area in collaboration with
fellow. Attend professional exchanges and serve as public interface for
fellows as needed.

* Serve as a resource to fellows for the Los Angeles community, for both
professional and personal needs, including assistance with scheduling and

* Cultivate a professional network in the Los Angeles metro area and
internationally to advance fellowship as progressive scholarly resource.
Maintain connection with fellowship advisors and expand database of exchange
sites. Serve as public representative for the MAK Center to forward urban

* Organize, attend and supervise all public programs such as salons,
presentations and exhibitions in conjunction with the fellowship including
agreements, event planning, press relations and marketing. Assist and attend
MAK Center programs as needed.

* Oversee design and production of all program publications including press
releases, invitations, website blog and journal, webcasts, and final
publication. Produce and maintain website content, editing fellows¹ text as
needed. Organize and oversee translation and transcription as necessary.

* Generate and archive documentation including exit interviews from
fellowships. Establish protocol for long-term connection with fellows. Work
with evaluator to complete assessment process.

* Oversee program budget and develop proposals and grants as needed for
continuation and augmentation of fellowship. File quarterly reports with
granting agency.

* Supervise and maintain the historic Modernist house by R. M. Schindler
where the fellows reside. Prepare house between residencies.

* Oversee and perform office administrative duties such as deadline
management, correspondence, facilities management, and volunteer/intern
recruitment. Oversee Program Assistant by delegating responsibilities to
support fellow and office administration.


Successful applicant must be a self-motivated and flexible intellectual able
to contribute to a busy, non-profit office. Must have advanced knowledge of
contemporary urban design, planning and/or architecture discourses with
particular regard to the urban conditions of Los Angeles. Applicant must
demonstrate exemplary written, verbal and interpersonal skills and have a
talent for administration. Attention to detail and ability to communicate
with diverse cultures are essential. Experience with project management,
scholarly programs and professional networking required. Direct experience
working for a non-profit organization preferred. Facility with computer
applications such as Excel, Word, Outlook, and Filemaker Pro, and
understanding of web applications a plus.
This is a full-time position with a flexible schedule that will include some
evening and weekend hours. The position will engage all MAK Center locations
as well as require travel to different exchange sites in Metro Los Angeles.

Application deadline: Wednesday, November 28
Start date will be Monday, January 7, 2008.

Please send a letter of interest and CV or resume to:

Ami Brett, MAK Center Program Coordinator

About the MAK Center:

Established in 1994 as an alliance between the MAK Vienna (Austrian Museum
of Applied Art) and Friends of the Schindler House (FOSH) in West Hollywood,
the MAK Center is housed in the Modernist landmark R.M. Schindler House
(1921-22) in West Hollywood, which it uses as a primary presentation space.
The MAK Center also maintains and occupies the Schindler-designed Mackey
Apartments (1939) located nearby. The Mackey Apartments is the home for the
MAK Center¹s residency program designed for visiting artists, architects,
and students of architecture.

The MAK Center develops local, national, and international projects
exploring art, architecture and their intersections. The Center seeks out
and supports projects and ideas that test disciplinary boundaries. Acting
as a ³think tank² for current issues, the Center encourages exploration of
experimental, practical and theoretical aspects in art and architecture
through exhibitions, lectures, performances, screenings, and publications.

For more information about the MAK Center at the Schindler House, please

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