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The Los Angeles County Arts Commission fosters excellence, diversity, vitality, understanding and accessibility of the arts in Los Angeles County. The Commission provides leadership in cultural services for the County, including information and resources for the community, artists, educators, arts organizations and municipalities.

The following position are currently available:

Communications Assistant

Program Coordinator

Research Coordinator

Clerical Assistant


 

EMPLOYER:  Los Angeles County Arts Commission  

POSITION: Communications Assistant, Arts for All           CLOSING DATE: November 7, 2014

The Los Angeles County Arts Commission is seeking a full time Arts for All Communications Assistant. Reporting to the Arts Commission’s Director of Communications and Marketing, and working closely with the Director of Arts Education, candidate will assist with internal and external communications efforts for Arts for All.

Arts for All is the Los Angeles County arts education initiative dedicated to making the arts core in K-12 public education. Established in 2002 by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, Arts for All supports and connects school districts and arts organizations working to advance quality arts education for the County's 1.6 million public school students. Arts for All is a partnership between the Los Angeles County Arts Commission and the Los Angeles County Office of Education.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

  • Assists the Arts Commission’s Arts Education Division with day-to-day communications duties including drafting print and online copy, news releases, presentations, graphic elements, and media and stakeholder correspondence.
  • Coordinates the editorial schedule, content development and dissemination of a monthly e-newsletter for the broad Los Angeles County arts education community and a monthly e-newsletter specifically tailored to the needs of school district arts administrators.
  • Researches and shares available arts education resources and opportunities through moderation of the Arts Education Roundtable listserv.
  • Maintains a press contacts database, monitors press coverage and archives press clippings.
  • Coordinates media requests for interviews and photos.
  • Prepares and maintains approved up-to-date content for website. Troubleshoots website problems as needed.
  • Supports social media efforts.
  • Provides logistics support for special events.
  • Serves as the first point of contact for general Arts for All inquiries.
  • Develops and maintains a master calendar of internal and external arts education events and activities.
  • Prepares a monthly report of Arts for All events and activities.
  • Maintains analytics and metrics for website and social media efforts.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION/SKILLS: The successful candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree and one to two years of experience in marketing, journalism, communications and/or public relations; interest in the performing and visual arts and/or arts education; familiarity with social media techniques and platforms, website content management systems and photo editing software; proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher and Powerpoint. Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite, including Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign preferred.

ESSENTIAL QUALITIES AND ABILITIES: Consistent attention to detail and accuracy; ability to stay organized and meet deadlines; ability to work well under pressure in a fast-paced environment; good telephone skills; ability to be proactive and plan ahead. Candidate must be reliable, honest and possess enthusiasm and dedication for the arts and the task at hand.

REQUIRED ORAL AND WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS SKILLS:  The candidate must be able to present both oral and written information in a poised, persuasive and professional manner; possess the ability to work both collaboratively and independently; and interact successfully and effectively with a wide variety of people on-and off-site. Fluency in oral and written Spanish is a plus.

COMPENSATION: Full time contract position. $32,640 annually, plus a stipend for benefits (health and dental).

HOW TO APPLY: Candidates are invited to submit a cover letter explaining why this position is of interest, resume, a minimum of three writing samples (press releases or media announcement, general correspondence and a published article or other relevant sample), and a list of three references. All submissions should be emailed to communications@arts.lacounty.gov with Communications Assistant, Arts for All as the subject line. Please do not send links to writing samples; they must be provided in an attachment. Please do not submit any application materials through the US mail or phone regarding the status of the submission. Applications will be reviewed upon receipt. Position will remain open until the staffing need is met and may close without advance notice.

BACKGROUND: The Los Angeles County Arts Commission fosters excellence, diversity, vitality, understanding and accessibility of the arts in Los Angeles County, encompassing 88 municipalities, and provides leadership in cultural services. In addition to its role implementing Arts for All, the Arts Commission funds 380 nonprofit arts organizations through a $4.5 million grant program, programs and operates the Ford Theatres, funds the largest arts internship program in the country and manages the County’s civic art policy. The Arts Commission also produces free community programs, including the LA County Holiday Celebration for public television. www.lacountyarts.org.


 

EMPLOYER: Los Angeles County Arts Commission 

POSITION: Program Coordinator, Arts for All        CLOSING DATE: November 7, 2014

The Los Angeles County Arts Commission is seeking a full time Arts for All Program Coordinator. Reporting to the Arts for All Manager, candidate will provide support on the design, execution, and logistics of a number of established and emerging programs of Arts for All.

Arts for All is the Los Angeles County arts education initiative dedicated to making the arts core in K-12 public education. Established in 2002 by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, Arts for All supports and connects school districts and arts organizations working to advance quality arts education for the County's 1.6 million public school students. Arts for All is a partnership between the Los Angeles County Arts Commission and the Los Angeles County Office of Education.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

  • Plans and coordinates logistics for Arts for All workshops, forums and events throughout Los Angeles, including identification and contracting of presenters and facilities, scheduling, communication with participants, registration, research and preparation of materials, collection and review of attendee surveys, and required follow-up.
  • Contributes arts education content knowledge as part of a team to inform program design and implementation.
  • Supports implementation of programming that addresses, but is not limited to, arts education assessment, arts integration, Common Core State Standards, National Core Arts Standards, STEAM education, online learning strategies, Local Control Funding Formula, and other timely topics.
  • Builds relationships with administrators in assigned school districts, becomes knowledgeable of arts education strategies employed there, and connects district personnel with resources that will help advance arts education in their districts.
  • Builds and maintains relationships with community arts partners; connects them with resources that will help advance their knowledge and skills in arts education.
  • Coordinates programmatic data collection, compilation and analysis to monitor program effectiveness and support grant reporting; makes recommendations for refining program content and design.
  • Develops and processes contracts and invoices; tracks program budgets; monitors contracts to ensure reporting compliance.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION/SKILLS: The successful candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in an arts discipline or in fields such as arts administration, education or public policy; a minimum of three years experience implementing arts education programs; knowledge of California education and arts education issues; experience working with teaching artists, teachers, and/or school districts; demonstrated interest in supporting a large scale public education initiative; and advanced computer skills with complete fluency in Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel. A Master’s degree is a plus.

ESSENTIAL QUALITIES AND ABILITIES: Consistent attention to detail and accuracy; problem solving acumen; ability to be proactive and plan ahead; ability to multitask and prioritize to meet multiple competing deadlines; ability to work well under pressure in a fast paced environment; ability to work both collaboratively and independently. Candidate must be dependable, flexible and possess enthusiasm and dedication for the arts and the task at hand.

REQUIRED ORAL AND WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS SKILLS: The candidate must demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to present information in a poised manner and interact effectively with a wide variety of colleagues and constituents both on-and off-site.

COMPENSATION: Full time, contract position. $43,000 - $50,000 annually, based on experience, plus a stipend for benefits (health and dental).

HOW TO APPLY: Candidates are invited to submit a cover letter explaining why this position is of interest, resume and a list of three references. Application package should include an overview of experience implementing arts education programs, including a list of tasks for which the applicant was responsible. All submissions should be emailed to artsforall@arts.lacounty.gov with Program Coordinator, Arts for All as the subject line. Please do not submit any application materials through the US mail or phone regarding the status of the submission. Applications will be reviewed upon receipt. Position will remain open until the staffing need is met and may close without advance notice.

BACKGROUND: The Los Angeles County Arts Commission fosters excellence, diversity, vitality, understanding and accessibility of the arts in Los Angeles County, encompassing 88 municipalities, and provides leadership in cultural services. In addition to its role implementing Arts for All, the Arts Commission funds 380 nonprofit arts organizations through a $4.5 million grant program, programs and operates the Ford Theatres, funds the largest arts internship program in the country and manages the County’s civic art policy. The Arts Commission also produces free community programs, including the LA County Holiday Celebration for public television. www.lacountyarts.org.


 

EMPLOYER: Los Angeles County Arts Commission

POSITION: Research Coordinator, Arts for All                  CLOSING DATE: November 30, 2014

The Los Angeles County Arts Commission is seeking a full time Arts for All Research Coordinator. Reporting to the Research and Evaluation Manager, and working closely with the Director of Arts Education, the candidate will support a variety of research and evaluation projects that are designed to measure and understand the status of arts education countywide, and communicate findings to the public.

Projects may include:

  • Analysis of arts education data collected by the California Department of Education;
  • Surveying school districts on their current arts education practices; and
  • Developing a data collection instrument school districts can use to compile arts education information within their strategic planning process.

Arts for All is the Los Angeles County arts education initiative dedicated to making the arts core in K-12 public education. Established in 2002 by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, Arts for All supports and connects school districts and arts organizations working to advance quality arts education for the County's 1.6 million public school students. Arts for All is a partnership between the Los Angeles County Arts Commission and the Los Angeles County Office of Education.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

  • Conducts literature reviews.
  • Develops data collection instruments.
  • Collects data, which may include surveys, interviews, focus groups, observations and document reviews.
  • Identifies and accesses secondary datasets.
  • Cleans, structures and analyzes both quantitative and qualitative data.
  • Summarizes findings in writing and in data visualizations that are clear and accessible to the general public.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION/SKILLS: The successful candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in such fields as public administration, program evaluation, arts administration, political science, social science or education; demonstrated coursework in research methods; and strong skills in Excel. Knowledge of and experience working with education data is a plus, as is experience with statistical analysis software packages like SPSS, and/or conducting research in the fields of education or performing arts. A Master’s degree is desirable.

ESSENTIAL QUALITIES AND ABILITIES: The successful applicant will have the ability to analyze complex datasets, find the most important stories in the data, and communicate those findings – both in writing and verbally – in a clear, succinct manner so that non-experts can understand them.

COMPENSATION: Full time, contract position. $43,000 - $50,000 annually, based on experience, plus a stipend for benefits (health and dental).

HOW TO APPLY: Candidates are invited to submit a cover letter explaining why this position is of interest, resume and a list of three references. Application package must include an overview of experience working on research or program evaluation projects. Overview should include the project goals, a description of the specific research methods utilized, and a list of tasks for which the applicant was responsible while working on the project. All submissions should be emailed to artsforall@arts.lacounty.gov with Research and Evaluation Coordinator as the subject line. Please do not submit any application materials through the US mail or phone regarding the status of the submission. Applications will be reviewed upon receipt. Position will remain open until the staffing need is met and may close without advance notice.

BACKGROUND: The Los Angeles County Arts Commission fosters excellence, diversity, vitality, understanding and accessibility of the arts in Los Angeles County, encompassing 88 municipalities, and provides leadership in cultural services. In addition to its role implementing Arts for All, the Arts Commission funds 380 nonprofit arts organizations through a $4.5 million grant program, programs and operates the Ford Theatres, funds the largest arts internship program in the country and manages the County’s civic art policy. The Arts Commission also produces free community programs, including the LA County Holiday Celebration for public television. www.lacountyarts.org.


EMPLOYER: Ford Theatres

POSITION: Clerical Assistant (Full-time, Temporary)   CLOSING DATE:  Open until filled.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:  The Ford Theatres seek a temporary full-time Clerical Assistant. Reporting to the Regional Park Superintendent, this position will provide critical support for all administrative duties related to activities of Parks and Recreation staff assigned to the Ford Theatres Regional Park including maintenance and operations of the buildings and grounds, site planning and development activities, and staff development. Assignments will be heavily oriented toward coordination and liaison activities related to clerical and procurement procedures, report preparation and records maintenance.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:
• Assist with analyzing supply and equipment needs and maintaining inventories.
• Research vendors, obtain quotes and submit procurement requests through the Parks and Recreation’s ordering system.
• Develop and maintain a record keeping system to track vehicles and equipment maintenance.
• Develop and maintain filing systems for all Parks and Recreation projects and activities.
• Support Regional Park Superintendent in developing and implementing a comprehensive facilities maintenance program.
• Liaise with other Ford Theatres divisions to coordinate maintenance and repair work as required by the theatre event schedule.
• Coordinate schedules of other Parks and Recreation staff and scheduling department required trainings, reviews and orientations.

PROJECT PERIOD:  6 months to 1 year with opportunity to apply and compete for permanent position in the Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation. 

WORKING HOURS:  Full-time, 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday.

PROJECT LOCATION:  Ford Theatres located at 2580 Cahuenga Blvd East, Hollywood, CA 90068

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE/SKILLS: At least one year of secretarial, clerical or administrative experience. Desirable qualifications include strong verbal and written communication skills; high proficiency in Windows-based computers and MS Suite of Software (Excel, Outlook, Word, Publisher, PowerPoint); experience using other industry-specific software packages and databases; and strong critical thinking and interpersonal communication skills.  Spanish language skills and interest in the performing arts desirable.

ESSENTIAL QUALITIES AND ABILITIES: Ideal candidates will demonstrate consistent attention to detail and accuracy; ability to stay organized and meet multiple and competing deadlines in a fast-paced environment; ability to be proactive and plan ahead; ability and willingness to learn new software and administrative systems; ability to create and implement efficient administrative systems; ability to present information in a poised and professional manner; and ability to work both collaboratively and independently and interact effectively with a wide variety of people on and off site. Candidate must be self-possessed, practice discretion with sensitive information, demonstrate grace under pressure and in their interactions with others, be reliable and possess enthusiasm and dedication for the task at hand.

COMPENSATION:  $16 per hour plus health and dental benefits.

HOW TO APPLY: Submit a cover letter, resume and writing sample to the attention of Michelle Hazlett, Regional Park Superintendent, (c/o Georgia Reyes) at greyes@arts.lacounty.gov. In the subject line, please include Clerical Assistant—[Applicant Name]. No phone calls, please. Applications will be reviewed upon receipt. Position will remain open until the staffing need is met and may close without advance notice.

BACKGROUND: The open air Ford Amphitheatre in Hollywood, CA is one of the oldest performing arts venues in Los Angeles still in use. The venue is run through a partnership between the Los Angeles County Arts Commission and the Department of Parks and Recreation. Parks and Recreation maintains the building, grounds and landscaping of the site while the Arts Commission operates events and administers programs that nurture artists, arts organizations and community and provide a gateway for the people of Los Angeles to experience and participate in the cultures of their region and the world. To learn more about the Ford, please visit www.fordtheatres.org.

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