Jul 28, 2010

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: Familias Unidas Coordinator

Familias Unidas Coordinator

InnerCity Struggle (ICS) is a social justice, community-building, and membership led organization in Boyle Heights and East Los Angeles. ICS promotes safe, healthy and non-violent communities by organizing youth and families in Boyle Heights and East Los Angeles to work toward social justice. ICS was founded in 1994 as an independent center that would build community leadership to improve the quality of life in Boyle Heights and East Los Angeles.

Recent Accomplishments:
ICS won student, parent, teacher and community support to bring autonomy and additional resources into Roosevelt HS, its two feeder middle schools and one feeder elementary school through the Partnership for Los Angeles Schools (PLAS).
ICS secured $200 million from the QEIA (SB 1133) funds for Eastside schools to support class size reduction and increase A-G availability.
ICS was one of the lead organizations of Communities for Educational Equity that won A-G life prep curriculum as part of the new high school graduation requirements to ensure all students graduate college eligible.
ICS won the building of a new elementary, a high school, and an adult school for East Los Angeles
InnerCity Struggle is seeking an experienced Community Organizer to coordinate our Familias Unidas/United Families (FaU) component. FaU builds a powerful base of parents and community members who are organized to work towards educational justice in public education. FaU builds community and parent leadership that advocates for a progressive voice on issues and policies impacting the Eastside.

The FaU Coordinator responsibilities include:
Coordinate monthly FaU chapter meetings for East Los Angeles and Boyle Heights general members
Coordinate monthly FaU Coordinating Committee meetings with the parent leaders of the component
Develop outreach strategies and recruit new FaU members
Train FaU members on organizing, outreach, advocacy, and research
Conduct political education with FaU members
Facilitate meetings, coordinate events, and assist in organizing FaU and youth actions
Build alliances with school representatives and parent organizations
Participate in campaign development and strategy
And other duties as identified by the Associate Director

Qualifications Include:

Experience in working with parents and residents
Two years experience in community/labor organizing
Commitment to systemic social change and strong desire to build a social movement in Los Angeles
Knowledge of computer programs preferred (Microsoft Office, Graphics/Layout programs)
Car is required(with liability insurance)
Understanding of urban educational and school issues
Independent worker, initiative-taker, good problem-solver, and detail oriented
Ability to work in a team setting and provide/receive constructive feedback
Excellent writing and communication skills
Ability to work effectively with school and district officials
College Graduate preferred
Bilingual in Spanish

This is a full-time position. Salary to be negotiated depending on qualifications and experience. Full medical benefits. The position is open until filled.

Send cover letter and resume to: Henry Perez, Associate Director.
Email: ics@innercitystruggle.org

Jul 14, 2010

MAINSTREET THEATRE COMPANY is looking for a Production Assistant for the 10/11 Season!

MAINSTREET THEATRE COMPANY is looking for a Production Assistant for the 10/11 Season!

The MainStreet Theatre Company, the resident Theatre For Young Audiences Company at the Lewis Family Playhouse in Rancho Cucamonga, is looking to hire a Production Assistant for the 10/11 season. The MainStreet Theatre Company is owned and operated by the City of Rancho Cucamonga, and this is a part-time position (up to 940 hours a year) as an employee of the City. Prospective candidates will need to go through the City Hiring Process.

The MainStreet Theatre Company operates under the Equity TYA contract. The PA will act as the non-union ASM for the three MainStreet Theatre Company productions, as well as providing some administrative and casting assistance to MainStreet’s Producer. This is a great opportunity for a budding stage manager who wants to work for a resident company all year long. MainStreet hires top-notch directors, designers and Stage Managers, so the PA will be assisting on high quality and fast paced productions.


The ideal candidate will be a college graduate with some training in stage management, or the equivalent. Because this is a City position, the ideal candidate will need to be available for the rehearsal and runs of all three productions in the season. All performances are matinees, and with the exception of tech week, rehearsals are also held during the day.

Desirable qualifications include: a basic knowledge of the rehearsal process and being part of a backstage crew. Ideal candidates will be detail oriented, able to meet deadlines with minimal supervision, and comfortable working with diverse people and situations. Must be comfortable driving various types of vehicles including vans and trucks. Must have basic computer skills, including familiarity with Microsoft Office software.

For the City application, salary, deadlines, and official description, please go to http://www.ci.rancho-cucamonga.ca.us/jobs.htm. The official title for the position is RECREATION LEADER – Theatre Production.

For more information about the MainStreet Theatre Company, please visit www.lewisfamilyplayhouse.com or www.facebook.com/MainStreetTheatreCompany