Apr 20, 2009

Job Post: Executive/Sr. Director, Ready to Learn

FROM: Alicia Schoshinski
RE: Vacancy Announcement/Internal Posting Closes: February 13, 2009
Executive/Sr. Director, Ready to Learn
Educational Programming & Services/Ready to Learn
General Description
To provide the leadership and strategic direction for the Ready to Learn (RTL) initiative which is
focused on increasing reading achievement for children aged 2 – 8 who are from economically
disadvanged families through 1) the production of breakthrough literacy content for television
and internet platforms at home and in schools and 2) focused outreach employing those
platforms and content. Ensures that RTL’s operations and functions are aligned with and
support achievement of CPB’s overall education strategy and meet the requirements of the
programming and outreach awards provided by the U.S. Department of Education.
Specific Duties
1. Establishes annual RTL operating plans with specific goals and objectives that align with
and support the achievement of the EP&S vision, as well as the objectives of the DOE
awards for RTL related to high quality public broadcasting digital learning content and
curricula, and educational outreach campaigns.
2. Leads the creation and implementation of operating processes and policies that define
standards and guidelines for RTL relative to programming development and outreach, as
well as other operational and financial activities. Ensures that RTL projects and grants
are executed according to these processes and policies, and that all relevant components
are performed appropriately and defined outcomes are relevant and measurable.
3. Oversees the planning, execution, and application of research, including social market
research, as well as other studies that informs RTL decision-making on program content
and outreach activities. Establishes measurable outcomes for RTL investments, monitors
the performance of RTL in achieving these outcomes, and applies this information to
future decisions.
4. Directs tracking and reporting activities to reflect RTL’s progress and outcomes relative
to objectives and projects, information such as financial indicators, adherence to
timelines and budget, stakeholder feedback, and other relevant data. Monitors and
analyzes information/data to ascertain trends, and recommends and implements changes
in direction, new approaches, and/or procedures to improve operational efficiency and
effectiveness, as appropriate, as well as to ensure achievement of established objectives.
5. Ensures that proper tools are in place to communicate and disseminate critical RTL
information to stakeholders and partners (internal and external to CPB), ensuring that
communications are ongoing and focused to ensure the effective development of support
and buy-in for RTL initiatives, as well as the swift resolution of problems and issues that
could hinder achievement of objectives or otherwise obstruct the successful operations of
6. Works with other senior management to communicate RTL’s strategic direction
throughout CPB, particularly with the Executive Office and, as necessary, with the CPB
Board or Education Committee of the Board, providing data, materials, and any other
relvant information to educate, secure support, and establish a shared understanding
related to RTL.
7. Creates effective partnerships and builds and fosters alliances with other organizations in
support of RTL objectives. Reinforces integration of activities and identifies
opportunities for economies of scale and alignment of actions to present a united team in
securing progress and positive outcomes through RTL’s efforts.
8. Conducts required/effective staff management responsibilities and ensures that all
activities are performed in compliance with budget, procurement, and other CPB policies,
standards, and procedures.
Other Duties
1. Participates with other EP&S senior management to set the overall strategic direction of
the department to include establishing policy, goals, and objectives necessary to ensure
that the department achieves CPB’s mission related to educational programming &
2. Keeps abreast of activities in the marketplace related to RTL, particularly those activities
that may present opportunities for RTL to enhance its efforts in development and
outreach initiatives.
3. Represents RTL at internal meetings, with stations and other stakeholders, at coalitions,
and at public broadcasting-related events as required.
Required Qualifications
1. Masters Degree or in Education or a related field, or equivalent experience.
2. Ten years of work experience reflecting progressively responsible teaching and/or
administrative roles in education.
3. Knowledge of and experience with grants-making processes and requirements.
4. Understanding of and familiarity with child development and childhood literacy.
5. Prior management experience, with demonstrated experience developing and
implementing strategies and processes for achieving business objectives.
6. Demonstrated experience planning, organizing and managing multiple priorities,
projects, and activities as well as critical deadlines, while being flexible to addressing and
responding to changing needs.
7. Strong leadership skills with the ability to motivate and lead others, resolve conflicts, and
ensure the achievement of results.
8. Excellent oral and written communication skills, as well as advanced capabilities relative
to collaboration, negotiation, persuasion, and making effective presentations.
9. A high level of confidence, integrity, can-do attitude and a hands on approach to
problem-solving as well as an executive presence for interacting with and influencing key
leadership and stakeholders. Excellent interpersonal skills for building and fostering key
relationships internal and external to CPB.
10. Critical thinking, sound judgment and problem analysis/resolution capabilities at both the
strategic and operational levels.
11. Project management expertise, particularly an understanding of project planning,
budgets, and financial/performance tracking.
12. Proficiency with Microsoft Office and related software.
Desired Qualifications
1. A doctorate degree
2. Experience with instructional/innovative learning media
3. Familiarity with the public broadcasting system and CPB.
Other Important Information
• This position operates under minimal supervision and minimal instruction – with the
incumbent setting his/her own standards, plans and procedures for accomplishing
individual objectives. Also, handles and/or provides guidance to others for handling
problems and questions.
• The work environment is one with significant volume and multiple demands.
• Direct budget accountability: $51M for RTL programming and $20M for RTL outreach
• Travel requirement: 25-30%
Reports to: VP, Educational Programming & Services
Supervisory Responsibility (by title and total number of each):
Direct (includes hiring and firing authority):
Director, RTL Community Engagement
Director of Research and Evaluation
RTL Project Director
Administrative Assistant
Indirect: Coordinator, Local Impact
Internal: Interacts with staff throughout CPB, particularly with the Office of Business
Affairs (OBA), the Executive Office, and CPB’s Communications and Government
Relations staff.
External: Interacts with various external RTL partners and stakeholders, including the
U.S. Department of Education (DOE), PBS, PBS stations, fellow grantees, and teams of
researchers, social marketers and producers to ensure that RTL objectives are achieved.
Hiring Range: $91,500 to $125,800 Level: 9 Exempt: Yes
NOTE: In filling a position vacancy, CPB will make no commitment for a minimum
period of ten working days from the date the position is posted in order to
permit active consideration of CPB employees, female and minority candidates
in particular. This position will be posted from February 2, 2009 to February
13, 2009. If recruitment is ongoing after this date, resumes will continue to be
accepted until a selection is made.
Send resumes to:
Corporation for Public Broadcasting
401 Ninth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20004
Attn: Human Resources Office

Apr 14, 2009

seeking entry-level artist

The Cimarron Group is currently seeking an entry-level artist to join its industry leading Motion Graphics department. Location is Hollywood, CA. Requirements of an ideal applicant are as follows:

· Bachelors Degree in Graphic Design, Animation, or Related Major

· 1-2 years experience in Professional Level Graphic Production

(preferred, not required)

· Excellent Skills in Typography & Design

· Adept in Adobe Photoshop, After Effects, and Illustrator

· Knowledge of 3D Modeling & Animation specifically in Maya is a definite plus!

A Portfolio & Reel are necessary to be considered. This is a full-time, on-site position.

Job Duties of this position include:

· 2D Design & Animation for Main Tiles, Trailers, Commercials and other film/broadcast graphics

· Proficiency in Project Management & the Ability to Effectively Multitask

Please respond via email w/ applicable links to reels to: gfx@cimarrongroup.com



POSITION: Visual Arts Instructor
TERM: April 1 – June 30, 2009 (with possible extension)
SCHEDULE: 3hrs., three times a week
PAY: Negotiable within limits of grant (part-time, temporary, no benefits)

The LACER Afterschool Programs, in collaboration with Children's Hospital L.A., will be providing tutoring and arts programming to youth registered in the GRYD (Gang Reduction and Youth Development) program. The Mayors office's intention is to bring about significant, long-term reductions in gang activity and improve overall community health through collaborative efforts at local, state, and federal levels. Organizations are addressing the full range of individual, family, peer, school, and community factors that contribute to high levels of juvenile delinquency and gang activity.

Taylor Yard Project/Rio De Los Angeles State Park

The Visual Arts Instructor will work with assigned youth on engaging projects that connect youth to their artistic abilities, the beauty of their community and cultures. Recycling, re-use and "green" projects using mixed-media are preferred. Three days a week, youth (10-14 yrs. old) will meet with the artist and create highly accessible, challenging, engaging projects.

•Create an engaging and challenging curriculum.
•Offer a variety of mixed media projects to youth who may have had little or no previous arts exposure.
•Set up/break down of art workshop each day.
•Maintenance of arts materials at site.
•Communication with site coordinator and artistic director and collaborative agencies to address needs of students.
•Inspire and encourage youth to attend workshop each day that it is offered via a collaborative project, a personal connection to the art form and/or home assignments.
•Include `homework' that creates a connect from the project at the park to the students home.
•Organize workshops within schedule and include final projects, culminating event or a `sharing' that can be attended by the community.
•Administer youth evaluations of arts programming.
•Work in collaboration with site coordinator and Artistic Director.

•Excellent classroom management skills.
•Ability and passion to work with youth "at risk".
•Must have experience working with 10-14 (middle school) youth.
•Ability to teach a variety of artistic projects, curriculums in preferred medium.
•Flexibility with changes in attendance, facilities and youth attitudes.
•Fluent in English and Spanish
•Ability to work independently and multi-task

•to be Fingerprinted (organization will provide this),
•current TB test results,
•Valid driver's license,
•Work Samples, example projects and materials budget.

Please send a resume and cover letter to:
LACER Afterschool Programs
William Seymour, Artistic Director
(No phone calls, please)

Founded in 1995, the award-winning LACER Afterschool Programs provide free arts and literacy after school programs to middle school and high school youth each day. Specializing in addressing the gap between the "day school" and home – youth are offered myriad choices; homework tutoring, math, writing, join a rock band, theater, musical theater, stage craft, dance, drill team, soccer, basketball, an much more. www.LACERstars.org

JOb post

Inside Out Community Arts is looking for just the right PR represent
Posted by: "Jonathan Zeichner" jzeichner@insideoutca.org
Mon Mar 30, 2009 2:44 pm (PDT)

Dear Colleagues, do you have a PR firm or representative you love?
Please refer them to us.

Inside Out Community Arts is a nationally recognized, Los Angeles
based non-profit arts organization that utilizes the Arts to give
youth from all backgrounds the tools, confidence, and inspiration to
make a positive difference in their lives, communities and the world.

In these epoch and challenging times, we are committed to deepening
our work and expanding to address the growing needs of inner-city
youth in Los Angeles and beyond. We are focused on strengthening
existing partnerships and reaching out to engage in new ones with not-
for-profits, corporate entities, funders and constituents.

More than ever, we believe it's important to tell the stories of
people and organizations finding ways and joining forces to face
personal and global adversity and opportunity by relying on creativity
and power of the human spirit.

We have dedicated a modest resource allocation to working with a PR
firm that can help us with thoughtful strategy and effective execution
over the next year and beyond. This will be a partnership in every
sense of the word, and our goal is for all parties to come out ahead.

Needs: Strategic planning, conventional media outreach, social
networking and marketing, website refreshing, and more. We'll talk.



Jonathan Zeichner, Executive Director
Inside Out Community Arts
2210 Lincoln Blvd. ART = LIFE
Venice, CA 90291
310-397-8820 X110

HOLLYWOOD SHORTS Spring Screening Series

Posted by: "hollywoodshorts" hollywoodshorts@yahoo.com hollywoodshorts
Mon Mar 30, 2009 2:41 pm (PDT)


HOLLYWOOD SHORTS features award-winning short film,
animation and documentary filmmakers and their creative teams.
These exceptional filmmakers and writers are the among the most
vibrant new voices of today's indie filmmaking community.

Submission Deadline:

MARCH 31, 2009
Download an entry form here!
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Request a form via email:


ummer Night Lights Artists Residencies Available
Posted by: "Brandy Maya Healy" dcagrants@yahoo.com dcagrants
Mon Mar 30, 2009 2:40 pm (PDT)

Dear Colleagues,

Good News!

Summer Night Lights, a highly successful program managed by the Mayor's Office of Gang Reduction and Youth Development (GRYD) will be expanded this summer with positions available for up to 30 teachers.
In 2008, providing cool, creative and positive activities for specific communities of youth and their families on evenings and weekends caused dramatic reductions in violence and crime. Can you play a role in making the Summer of 2009 even more successful?

The Request for Qualifications (RFQ) has a delivery deadline of Friday May 1, 2009. Independent teachers and non-profit programs are eligible to apply.

For more information, please call Michelle Berne at (213) 202-5554 or to obtain a copy of the RFQ by email, please send your request to either brandymaya.healy@lacity.org or sherlan.abesamis@lacity.org.

(Please do not reply to this email with requests; messages sent to dca grants @ yahoo.com will NOT be answered.)


Job Opportunity at the Skirball
Posted by: "annaschwarz06" aschwarz@skirball.org annaschwarz06
Mon Mar 30, 2009 2:38 pm (PDT)

Job Posting: Full-Time Noah's Ark Gallery Educator

The Skirball Cultural Center seeks Gallery Educators to staff Noah's Ark at the Skirball. Gallery Educators facilitate gallery-based school, group, and public programs.

On a daily basis Gallery Educators practice full-body puppetry, movement, ropes/challenge course elements and team building, percussion, storytelling, and facilitation of hands-on art-making activities.

Noah's Ark at the Skirball includes an entire floor of hands-on galleries, an adjacent park space, and an outdoor amphitheater, all dedicated to exploring the themes of community, diversity, and building a better world.

The Gallery Educators report to the Noah's Ark Gallery Manager.

The position of Gallery Educator is year-round and full-time; occurring during weekdays, weekends, and holidays. Gallery Educators are required to work one weekend day each week, either Saturday or Sunday as assigned. Ability to work both Saturday and Sunday a plus.

• Works cooperatively to ensure successful gallery experiences for schools, groups and the general public including guided and drop-in experiences, table-based activities; participatory movement, music, drumming, and workshops.
• Responsible for the on-going integration and application of feedback from supervisors to achieve program goals and standards.
• Resets and maintain galleries to ensure optimal condition and an aesthetically pleasing environment including daily prop cleaning.
• Assists in collecting and preparing materials for daily programs including inventory upkeep and organization.
• Works as a member of the team to ensure timely and comprehensive implementation of daily opening and closing gallery procedures.
• Proactively problem-solves to address customer service and operational issues including inter-departmental communications and follow through.
• Performs all necessary administrative work related to Noah's Ark Gallery Educator duties as assigned.
• Troubleshoots on the gallery floor and in the park as needed.
• Tracks and evaluates program experiences as needed and assigned.
• Contributes to developing new gallery programs as requested.
• Co-trains and mentors fellow colleagues as assigned.
• Performs other duties as assigned.
• Works one weekend day each week as assigned.

• Background and experience in arts education, child development, and/or related field.
• Demonstrated ability to lead educational experiences for people of all ages.
• Experience working with children and families; interactive gallery teaching experience preferred.
• Proficiency in one or more of the following specialized areas: full-body puppetry, movement, ropes/challenge course elements and team building, percussion, storytelling, and visual arts.
• Team player with a professional, positive attitude.
• On any given day, may be required to do one or more of the following: climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, lifting, sitting on the floor to meet visitor and program requirements.
• Ability to work long hours that require physical agility and sustained energy
• Ability to multi-task and work under pressure in a fast-paced, highly sensory environment.
• Ability to model positive behavior through words, actions, and attitude in challenging situations.
• Ability to assess the needs of the galleries and assist in maintaining a safe and educational environment.
• Ability to problem-solve independently and collaborate with others.
• Ability to receive and respond positively to feedback.
• Fluency in second language a plus.

Full time compensation for this hourly, non-exempt position will be $30,000/year with full benefits.

Please email resume and cover letter to humanresources@skirball.org or fax to (310) 440-4595.
Or send copies to:
Human Resources Department
Noah's Ark Gallery Educator
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049

Apr 6, 2009

JOb: Executive Director / Chief Executive Officer


POSITION TITLE: Executive Director / Chief Executive Officer

REPORTING TO: Board of Directors

LOCATION: Los Angeles, California

THE ORGANIZATION: La Plaza de Cultura y Artes

La Plaza de Cultura y Artes will be a new and important addition to the Cultural Landscape of Los Angeles, a cultural center dedicated to exploring the rich history of the region. It will serve as the official public institution in Los Angeles devoted to the documentation, promotion and representation of Mexican American history and culture, and demonstrate the far-reaching impact of the Mexican American legacy within and outside Southern California.


La Plaza de Cultura y Artes is seeking an experienced professional to serve as Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer. This individual will provide leadership and direction for all operations and activities of the Center. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will implement the strategic goals and objectives of the organization; work with the Chair to enable the Board to fulfill its governance functions; and will give directions and leadership toward the achievement of the organization’s philosophy, mission, strategy and objectives.


The Executive Director’s key responsibilities include the following:

• Board Administration and Support: Supports operations and administration of the Board by advising and informing Board members, interfacing between Board and staff, and supporting Board’s evaluation of Chief Executive.

• Fundraising: Oversees fundraising planning and implementation, including identifying resource requirements, researching funding sources, establishing strategies to approach funders, submitting proposals and administrating fundraising records and documentation.

• Program, Product and Service Delivery: Oversees design, marketing, promotion, delivery and quality of programs, products and services

• Financial, Tax, Risk and Facilities Management: Recommends yearly budget for Board approval and prudently manages organization’s resources within those budget guidelines according to current laws and regulations

• Human Resource Management: Effectively manages the human resources of the organization according to authorized personnel policies and procedures that fully conform to current laws and regulations

• Community and Public Relations: Assures the organization and its mission, programs, products and services are consistently presented in a strong, positive image to relevant stakeholders

In summary, the Executive Director will:

• Plan, direct, organize, and control the management of the organization with the help of qualified professional staff.

• Engage the Board of Directors and appropriate staff in the planning, development and implementation of an aggressive and comprehensive Fundraising campaign.

• Provide appropriate guidance and support to planning and building construction efforts.

• Administer all operations and participate in setting and developing policy with the Executive Committee, where appropriate.

• Confer with the Board of Directors as needed.

• Maintain contact with the Chairman, Executive Committee or other committees of the Board where needed.

• Prepare for consideration, with support documentation, matters for decision by the Board of Directors for both long and short-term goals and implement the Board’s decision(s) as required or where appropriate

• Ensure that all programs have prepared annual programs budgets for consideration of the Board or committee thereof and that these budget processes are initiated prior to the start of the fiscal year

• Ensure that financial and human resources for all programs are sufficient to reflect service and programs priorities and expectations

• Ensure that budget planning processes are an integral part of the overall service planning process.

• Work with the staff to schedule and ensure that the day to day operations are well supervised.

• Maintain operations and services standards by effective monitoring.

• Maintain a good working relationship with the County, other cultural organizations and other public agencies and community groups and endeavor to achieve the support of the community as a whole.

• Bring new financial initiatives to the attention of the Board.

• Work with the leadership of LAPCA to ensure an artistic and cultural agenda that is carefully planned, fiscally responsible and publicly appealing.

• Promote use of the Center by other nonprofit and commercial organizations such as professional and semi-professional performing arts, community organizations, and civic and corporate entities.

• Work with the Board of Directors and staff to provide and develop long-term goals and short-term objectives in support of the ultimate purpose of LAPCA.

• Assure financial goals are met through balancing of expenses with revenues.

• Work within budget guidelines to create and stage LAPCA sponsored programs and initiatives.

• Represent LAPCA to the general public, the County of Los Angeles, the state of California, national trade organizations and other appropriate constituencies.

• Devise and support educational outreach initiatives.


The CEO will be a seasoned manager with significant experience overseeing the development of major capital projects, preferably in the cultural arena. This experience will be demonstrated through years of progressively significant positions and relevant professional and educational credentials. Candidates should have an existing knowledge base and appreciation of Los Angeles and the Mexican American influence in the culture of this region.

The CEO will lead a staff of talented professionals, and therefore must have the ability to inspire a highly motivated, energetic and dedicated team. The individual must also possess the confidence, innate intelligence and personal presentation skills to work with and support the activities of a very engaged Board of Directors composed of leading government officials, corporate executives and philanthropists.

The ideal candidate will have a personal interest in the cultural climate of Los Angeles; s/he will be an avid consumer of the arts. S/he will be service-oriented and driven by constantly improving quality, reducing costs, and developing people and systems to enhance customer service. The ideal candidate will be an excellent tactician, but also must possess strong strategic planning and implementation skills.

Specific skills and experiences include:

• Significant and proven leadership skills developed through at least ten (10) years in senior management positions.

• Exceptional planning skills and successful experience in long-term strategic and business planning.

• Demonstrated experience in fundraising techniques.

• Demonstrated experience in capital project financial planning.

• Excellent organizational development, interpersonal, marketing, communication, administration and personnel management skills.

• Understanding of not-for profits.

• The ability to foster a healthy organizational culture to encourage teamwork and collaboration; strong interpersonal skills that include the ability to inspire and motivate; effective at conflict management.

• Excellent analytical skills.

• Multi-cultural sensitivity.

• Technologically savvy.

• Ability to build collaborative ventures with diverse constituents.

• Experience reporting to, or working with, a volunteer Board of Directors.

• Excellent communicator with the ability to listen and weigh all aspects of a situation.

• Bilingualism is an asset.

• Proven ability to negotiate and manage relationships with vendors, service providers, renters, constituents, government agencies, producers and presenters.

• Experienced spokesperson, comfortable in the public eye.

• Excellent budgeting and financial management skills.

• High ethical standards and reputation.

Human Resources Leadership:

• Manage LAPCA’s personnel in a sensitive manner consistent with the Center’s personnel policies.

• Maintain a sound organizational structure and establish the appropriate practices and procedures to implement all policies.

• Establish annual goals and objectives for LAPCA’s senior management team.

• Review and modify LAPCA’s staffing structure as needed and replace staff where appropriate.


• A Bachelors degree is required; an MBA or advanced degree is desirable.


• La Plaza de Cultura y Artes offers a competitive salary and generous benefits package.

Paid Summer Internship at Southwest Chamber Music!!!

From: "palomaudovic"
Date: March 30, 2009 11:55:19 AM PDT
To: arts_ed_roundtable@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [arts_ed_roundtable] Paid Summer Internship at Southwest Chamber Music!!!

Los Angeles County Arts Commission
Southwest Chamber Music 2009 Summer Internship

All full time undergrad students that have finished one semester of college and are not scheduled to graduate before this December can apply to intern with two-time Grammy Award-winning Southwest Chamber Music starting in mid-March 2009 for our popular Summer Festival at The Huntington. Students must either reside or attend school in Los Angeles County.

The internship is a full-time paid position of approximately 40 hours a week for 10 weeks, including 4 weekend (Saturday and Sunday) evening concerts.
Beginning and ending dates of the internships are June and August 2009.
Several educational components are included in the County Arts Internship Program, including field trips with discussion leaders, off-site meetings, and a bus tour of arts activities and organizations throughout the County. These events are mandatory for the intern and are an integral part of the program.
Interns will be conpensated a total of $3500 for the full internship period.
The 2009 LACAC Summer Intern will support the Southwest Chamber Music staff in all aspects of office administration, concert promortion and marketing, and concert production at The Huntington during our popular Summer Festival Season. The intern will also engage in several projects including expanding Southwest's local community and internet presence via concert promotion, marketing and publicity.

For more information, and to apply for the position, visit the LA County Arts Commissions website: http://www.lacountyarts.org/internship.html.

Job: Development Manager

From: "Jan Kirsch"
Date: March 27, 2009 2:31:05 PM PDT
Subject: [arts_ed_roundtable] Position Available at Inner-City Arts


Inner-City Arts is seeking an experienced, energetic Manager for the Professional Development program, to support the delivery of a full training program for classroom teachers and teaching artists. This person has strong attention to detail, a positive outlook and an interest in education and the arts. He or she has the capacity to thrive in a fast-paced work environment that values vitality, integrity and flexibility. This individual has a unique combination of administrative ability, enjoyment of carrying out day-to-day tasks of event production and an interest in contributing to growing an existing successful program.

At Inner-City Arts, we offer child-centered arts programs where students explore and develop their creativity in a safe and supportive studio environment through hands-on experiences in visual and performing arts. Inner-City Arts has been offering arts programs to youth and their families for 20 years. We are dedicated to bringing the best of creative experiences to thousands of children in the downtown area of Los Angeles, and annually serve approximately 8,000 children in school-day and after-school programs. Professional Development programs are offered to approximately 1,000 teachers annually, including those who attend classes with their students, other teachers and administrators from those schools, teachers from across the LAUSD, pre-service University credential candidates, and members of community organizations. Further information is available at www.inner-cityarts.org.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The Professional Development Manager is responsible for all activities associated with the management and implementation of the professional development program and reports to the Director of Professional Development. Specific responsibilities include:

· Managing workshop schedule, including communicating with Inner-City Arts staff, school administrators, teachers, partner organizations and University and school district personnel

· Managing administrative components of the program including supply and material inventories (organization, ordering and purchasing), expense tracking, elements of budget preparation, tracking teachers and schools served, maintaining school and programmatic files, compiling evaluation and reporting data and general office organization

· Assisting with creating promotional materials, advertising workshops and registering participants
· Shopping for, purchasing and preparing workshop materials and hospitality supplies
· Preparing and maintaining workshop space and set-up areas prior to, during and after workshops
· Completing set-up and clean-up of workshops and providing programmatic support during workshops
· Coordinating, scheduling, training and supervising additional program support staff and volunteers

· Updating and maintaining Professional Development Reference Guide
· Providing support to student programs as necessary
· Completing other duties as required by needs of the Professional Development program


· Prior administrative experience, including program management and/or coordination
· Undergraduate degree in education, the arts, or other relevant area
· Strong verbal skills, telephone rapport and written communication skills
· Personable, able to create positive rapport with constituency and strong desire to be in service
· Advanced computer skills in MS Word, Excel and Outlook; PowerPoint, Publisher and Illustrator a plus
· Self-starter with the ability to multi-task and to work both independently and with specific direction
· Excellent problem-solving ability, organizational skills and follow-through
· Able to organize workflow around workshop schedule
· Able to lift and carry standard supplies and materials needed to prepare for and clean-up from workshops


· Non-exempt full-time position.
· Schedule determined in advance by workshop schedule.
· Schedule includes some evenings, early mornings and Saturdays.

LOCATION: Inner-City Arts is located in the downtown Los Angeles Warehouse District, adjacent to the Produce Mart and Skid Row.

SALARY: Commensurate with education and experience.

TO APPLY: Mail/Fax/ Email resume and cover letter to: Susie Goliti, Director of Administration,

Attn: PD Mgr. Job Search, 720 Kohler Street, Los Angeles, CA 90021; Fax: 213-627-6469; Email Susie@inner-cityarts.org.

Applications accepted until Friday, April 24, 2009.