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P.S. ARTS is currently accepting applications for an Associate Director of External Affairs, an Education and Media Intern, and experienced Visual Arts Teaching Artists in the Central California area.

Position Description: Associate Director of External Affairs
Status: Full Time

Position Overview:

With the oversight of Advancement Director, the Associate Director of External Affairs will oversee all communications activity within the organization, including developing and maintaining clear, branded, and consistent communication with P.S. ARTS stakeholders, broad community, and the general public; taking an active role event management; overseeing event PR and communication, as well advocacy-related communication strategies; managing event-specific fundraising; and guiding and measure strategies that drive engagement and revenue via P.S. ARTS’ marketing and outreach channels. This position will also cultivate and steward relationships with corporate and individual contributors and help position P.S. ARTS as a key player in the arts education field by cultivating relationships with the media and representing the organization at advocacy and policy events.

General Responsibilities:

  • Advise CEO, Advancement Director, and Board of Trustees on External Affairs-related issues, goals, and strategies;
  • Drive organization awareness, advocacy, and PR in government, community, and VIP circles through marketing and event channels;
  • Contribute to advancement department consent agenda and department report for the Board of Trustees as needed;
  • Supervise and mentor junior staff.

Event-Specific Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with Advancement Director, CEO, and Externals Affairs Committee in creating and executing VIP/celebrity communications strategy in correlation with events;
  • Oversee press activities and VIP/Dignitary support at P.S. ARTS events;
  • Oversee creation and production of invitations, catalogs and event signage, and maintain external affairs-related information on the P.S. ARTS website;
  • Cultivate and maintain strong volunteer relationships and serve as main point of contact for volunteer event committees;
  • Support the programs team with Community Outreach events, as needed;
  • Oversee Events Associate.

Communications-Related Responsibilities:

  • In consultation with the CEO, Advancement Director, and senior staff as appropriate, draft and disseminate program-related press releases and statements;
  • Develop relationships with local press contacts and media outlets;
  • Create marketing plan for each major event and secure press coverage and placements;
  • Attend local, regional, and national policy and advocacy events, as appropriate;
  • Brief senior staff on critical arts education news and policy issues;
  • In collaboration with the Advancement Director, draft compelling content and campaigns that highlight organizational priorities and drive email capture, social following, and donations;
  • Analyze communication strategies to ensure efficacy and engagement;
  • Oversee brand consistency across departments;
  • Develop appropriate content for all communications outlets including website, printed materials, social media platforms, and weekly blog.


This position requires a self-motivated, creative, and detail-oriented person. The ideal candidate will hold a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in a related field (Master’s degree preferred) and demonstrated commitment to P.S. ARTS’ mission. Experience with an agency or brand with a strong network of influencer relationships in arts, education, and/or entertainment industries is preferred. 2+ years of experience in event planning and management is required.

Additional Duties:

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change in response to organization need at the discretion of the CEO.

Additional Duties:

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change in response to organization need at the discretion of the CEO.  

How to Apply

Please email a cover letter and resume to with “Associate Director of External Affairs” in the subject line. Please no phone calls or hard copies.

Education & Media Intern – Multicultural Undergraduate Internship, sponsored by the Getty Foundation

P.S. ARTS, a leading dynamic, award-winning nonprofit organization working to improve the lives of children by providing arts education to underserved public schools.  We are currently seeking a new team member. Supporting the Programs and Advancement departments, the intern delivers education and media documents (e.g. curriculum, brochures, pamphlets, etc.), as needed. This position provides the opportunity to work closely with the each of the organization’s departments and offers room to grow within this award-winning nonprofit.



  • Draft new visual arts lesson plans for P.S. ARTS Student and Teacher to Go lessons. These lessons are available for free download on our website and are also distributed at P.S. ARTS Family Art Nights during the regular school year
  • Create family-friendly visual arts lessons and Power Point presentations for P.S. ARTS Family Art Nights. P.S. ARTS hosts Family Art Nights at our partner schools free of charge for our students and their families. We believe that the best way for parents to gain an appreciation for the benefits of arts education is through participation in art making alongside their children
  • Research and develop an up-to-date arts and technology resource guide, specifically focusing on integrating iPads into arts classrooms that will be used as a supplement to P.S. ARTS’ Toolkits


  • Design and update various program materials including posters, curricula workshop templates, event signs and other promotional materials
  • Add to our P.S. ARTS to Go! Stop Motion Library by creating new stop motion videos to accompany existing lessons
  • Build a “Best of P.S. ARTS” photos collection of images taken at school sites and P.S ARTS events. These photos will be used for grant applications and other P.S. ARTS marketing material
  • Contribute to the P.S. ARTS blog by writing a minimum of one article on an arts education topic of your choice
  • Post to P.S. ARTS social media sites and contribute ideas for content

*Other duties may be assigned based on the needs of the department and the interests of the intern.


  • Best practices in standards based K-8 visual arts programming and curriculum design
  • Arts advocacy tools – you’ll become well versed in the ways that arts education and visual arts programming contributes to improving student outcomes and school communities
  • How to create a long-term social media plan and marketing calendar, and how to create compelling content
  • Film, editing, and interview skills, including stop motion, and how to edit a persuasive video that tells a story and can be used for grant applications
  • The general operations of a non-profit, including experience working in our programming, development, and advancement departments


Please refer to the Getty website for eligibility requirements.


The internship is a full-time (40 hours/week) position, compensated  $12.50/hour for a ten-week internship between June and August 2017. Position location is Los Angeles/Culver City area.


Please send a resume, cover letter, 2 letters of recommendation or contact info for 2 references (teacher, professor, former employer, etc.), to with the subject line “GETTY INTERN.”  No hard copies or phone calls please.

If this sounds interesting, we want to hear from you! The interested applicant should be highly motivated, self-directed and demonstrate a strong interest in education programming, arts education and non-profit administration. Strong organizational skills are a must as well as great written and oral communication skills. Proficient knowledge of Mac operating systems is preferable, as well as familiarity with social media marketing tools. There is a design component to the internship, so some knowledge and familiarity of Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and/or other graphic design software is preferred, but not necessary.  Thank you for your interest!

Position Description: Visual Arts Teaching Artists
Date created: 09/07/16
Location: Central California – Wasco & Lost Hills

P.S. ARTS is hiring for full-time, part-time, and substitute work. Residencies run 9 to 36 weeks. Schools are located primarily in Wasco and Lost Hills.


  • Develop a sequential, standards-based curriculum in the arts
  • Submit documentation of teaching practice, including curriculum and lesson plans using P.S. ARTS’ online mapping program
  • Teach an arts discipline across multiple grade levels
  • Address the learning needs of diverse student populations
  • Identify and plan cross curriculum connections in and across multiple subject areas
  • Represent P.S. ARTS amongst multiple school community stakeholders, including classroom teachers, parents, administration, and donors
  • Apply knowledge and skills through ongoing professional development into teaching practice
  • Teaching Artists routinely lift, push, pull, or carry art supplies, equipment, instruments, and classroom furniture weighing up to 40 lbs. Bend, twist, reach, stand, and/or sit for long periods of time.

Skills, Qualifications, Requirements:

  • Minimum one to two years teaching experience. Experience teaching an art form, during the school day, within in a public school setting is preferred. Work with low-income communities is also preferred
  • B.A. desired
  • Bilingual in Spanish/English desired
  • Demonstrate in-depth knowledge and expertise in a specific arts discipline
  • Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of or a familiarity with the California Framework for the Visual and Performing Arts
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a school environment and with various school community members

Salary: DOE and assignment dependent

Benefits: Full-time, permanent Teaching Artists are eligible for medical, dental, 401K, FSA and optional vision.

Please email a resume and cover letter to with the following email subject line: “CENTRAL CALIFORNIA”

Hard copies will not be accepted. No phone calls please.