Feb 20, 2008

Position available at the MAK Center

Position available at the MAK Center:
Program Coordinator, MAK Urban Future Initiative

The MAK Center at the Schindler House in West Hollywood, California seeks a highly
organized program coordinator to work alongside the MAK Center Director and Program
Manager in all tasks and projects supporting the Urban Future Initiative (UFI), a residency
program developed to create meaningful cross-cultural exchange for international
scholars, including artists, architects and urban planners. The program coordinator will
also contribute to other MAK Center programs and activities.

In collaboration with MAK Center staff, duties include:
*Serve as a resource to scholars for the Los Angeles community for professional and
personal needs.
*Assist scholars with research, correspondence and scheduling.
*Assist in planning, organizing and staffing programs and exchanges related to the
residency, as well as other MAK Center programs as needed.
*Assist in maintaining web site and scholars' blog.
*Assist with all program communications, including press releases, invitations and final
catalogue publication.
*Assist in maintaining financial records and preparing quarterly reports for granting
*Drive scholar to exchange sites in the Los Angeles metro area and attend events as
necessary. A car will be provided for residency-related duties.
*Perform office administrative duties such as opening and closing house, greeting visitors,
answering the phone, performing mailings, sending out email announcements, drafting
business letters, and making appointments.


The candidate must be highly organized and detail-oriented, with excellent written and
verbal communication skills. The candidate must be able to juggle an array of projects
simultaneously and willing to contribute to a busy non-profit office. The candidate must
be a professional and courteous representative to the scholar and the public. A valid
California driver's license and a clean driving record are required. Experience working for
an arts organization and strong computer skills, including web site maintenance, Excel
and Filemaker Pro, are preferred.

The position is 35 hours a week, with a flexible schedule including evening and weekend
hours, located at the MAK Center locations, as well as other sites in Metro Los Angeles as
determined by the scholar's research. Health insurance is provided.

Application deadline: Monday, February 25, 2008.

To apply, please send a letter of interest, resume and writing sample to:
Alaine Azcona, UFI Program Manager

About the MAK Urban Future Initiative:

The MAK Urban Future Initiative is a fellowship program funded by a major grant from the
U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Culture and Education in which cultural researchers
from diverse nations come to Los Angeles for two months to pursue a research topic
related to urban phenomena. The fellows will come from nations that are under-
represented in the Los Angeles discourse; the MAK Center will work closely with them to
create a meaningful cross-cultural exchange. The goal is to generate concepts for the
urban future by stimulating dialogue and mining both Los Angeles and international

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 "think tank" 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 visit

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