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Title: Advancement Assistant

Position Overview
The Advancement Assistant will perform a variety of skilled administrative and clerical duties directly related to fundraising activities, including managing development and event mailings, acknowledging gifts and contributions, and participating in special events.

General Development Responsibilities

  • Maintain Raisers’ Edge database
  • Record contact reports for prospective and current contributors and draft prospect profiles
  • Work with Advancement team to prepare mailing lists and oversee the mailing process for all direct mail appeals, reports, and event invitations
  • Work with Advancement Director to coordinate membership program and ensure timely delivery of membership renewals, acknowledgement letters, and welcome gifts
  • Work with Advancement team to coordinate stewardship practices including year-end reports, holiday cards, and all acknowledgement letters
  • With Advancement Director, track outstanding pledges and distribute pledge reminders as necessary
  • Assist in Board of Trustees meeting preparation and documentation, including recording Board meeting minutes
  • Correspond with the Board of Trustees regarding upcoming meetings and record attendance
  • Support Advancement team as needed

Special Events Responsibilities

  • Record and edit minutes at event committee meetings
  • Request ad sales and auction items, as appropriate
  • Work with Advancement team to execute organizational branding at events, including concept and staffing for any P.S. ARTS Information Booths, as appropriate
  • Track and update guest lists
  • Manage projects as assigned

Qualifications

  • Availability to work some evenings and weekends
  • High level proficiency with Microsoft Office
  • Strong attention to detail and high level of organizational skills
  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to consistently meet deadlines and demonstrate strong follow through
  • At least one year of general office experience preferred
  • Experience and knowledge of database software preferred
  • Experience in a fundraising environment is preferred
  • Valid California Driver’s License required

How To Apply:
Please send a resume and cover letter to psartsprogramsearch@gmail.com. Please no hard copies or phone calls.

Title: Communications Manager
Reports To: Advancement Director
FSLA Status: Full-time, exempt

Position Overview
With the oversight of Advancement Director, the Communications Manager 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; overseeing event PR and communication, as well advocacy-related communication strategies; and guiding and measure strategies that drive engagement and revenue via P.S. ARTS’ marketing and outreach channels. This position will also 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 channels;
  • Contribute to advancement department consent agenda and department report for the Board of Trustees as needed.

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;
  • Support the programs team with Community Outreach events, as needed.

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.

Qualifications
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 marketing and communications 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.

How To Apply:
Please send a resume and cover letter to psartsprogramsearch@gmail.com. Please no hard copies or phone calls.

Part-Time Theater Teaching Artists

Date Created:  June 22, 2017

Location:  El Segundo, Hawthorne, Inglewood, Lawndale, Lynwood, Malibu, Santa Monica, West LA, Downtown LA

P.S. ARTS is hiring for nonexempt, part-time and substitute work in the Los Angeles area. Residencies run 10 to 30 weeks.  Schools are located primarily in West Los Angeles, El Segundo, Hawthorne, Lawndale, Lynwood, Malibu, and Santa Monica.  

Positions available within both in-school programs and our nationally award winning after-school program, Inside Out Community Arts.  Placement with Inside Out Community Arts is dependent on attending curriculum training.  

Compensation:  DOE and assignment dependent

Position Summary:

P.S. ARTS is dedicated to improving the lives of children by providing arts education to underserved public schools and communities. P.S. ARTS is the only organization in Southern and Central California that provides yearlong arts education in dance, music, theater, and visual arts to every child in a school during the regular school day. Without our programs, children in these underfunded school districts would not have access to the arts.

P.S. ARTS Teaching Artists are equal parts professional artist and professional educator. As the P.S. ARTS employees “on the ground,” Teaching Artists have the unique opportunity to have an impact on the entire school community, in and outside of the classroom. Teaching Artists create and deliver high-quality, authentic and engaging curriculum, become a trusted part of the school community, and contribute to a school climate and classroom environment that is inclusive, creative and aspirational. 

Responsibilities:

  • 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.

Qualifications:

  • 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

Working Conditions:

Teaching Artists will 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.

How to Apply:

Please submit a cover letter and resume to psartsprogramsearch@gmail.com with the subject line “THEATER TEACHING ARTIST.”

PLEASE NO HARD COPIES OR PHONE CALLS.  

P.S. ARTS is an equal opportunity employer (EOE)

Part-Time Visual Arts Teaching Artists

Date Created:  June 22, 2017

Location:  El Segundo, Hawthorne, Lawndale, Lynwood, Malibu, Santa Monica, West LA

P.S. ARTS is hiring for nonexempt, part-time and substitute work in the Los Angeles area.  Residencies run 10 to 30 weeks.  Schools are located primarily in West Los Angeles, El Segundo, Hawthorne, Lawndale, Lynwood, Malibu, and Santa Monica.

Compensation:  DOE and assignment dependent

Position Summary:

P.S. ARTS is dedicated to improving the lives of children by providing arts education to underserved public schools and communities. P.S. ARTS is the only organization in Southern and Central California that provides yearlong arts education in dance, music, theater, and visual arts to every child in a school during the regular school day. Without our programs, children in these underfunded school districts would not have access to the arts.

P.S. ARTS Teaching Artists are equal parts professional artist and professional educator. As the P.S. ARTS employees “on the ground,” Teaching Artists have the unique opportunity to have an impact on the entire school community, in and outside of the classroom. Teaching Artists create and deliver high-quality, authentic and engaging curriculum, become a trusted part of the school community, and contribute to a school climate and classroom environment that is inclusive, creative and aspirational. 

 

Responsibilities:

  • 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.

Qualifications:

  • 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

Working Conditions:

Teaching Artists will 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.

How to Apply:

Please submit a cover letter and resume to psartsprogramsearch@gmail.com with the subject line “VISUAL ARTS TEACHING ARTIST.”

PLEASE NO HARD COPIES OR PHONE CALLS.  

P.S. ARTS is an equal opportunity employer (EOE)

Position Description: Music Teaching Artist

Location: Delano and Lost Hills

Designation: Part-time

P.S. ARTS is hiring part time Music Teaching Artists in the Central Valley. Schools are located primarily in Lost Hills and Delano.

Compensation and Benefits: DOE and assignment dependent

Position Summary:

P.S. ARTS is dedicated to improving the lives of children by providing arts education to underserved public schools and communities. P.S. ARTS is the only organization in Southern and Central California that provides yearlong arts education in dance, music, theater, and visual arts to every child in a school during the regular school day. Without our programs, children in these underfunded school districts would not have access to the arts.

P.S. ARTS Teaching Artists are equal parts professional artist and professional educator. As the P.S. ARTS employees “on the ground,” Teaching Artists have the unique opportunity to have an impact on the entire school community, in and outside of the classroom. Teaching Artists create and deliver high-quality, authentic and engaging curriculum, become a trusted part of the school community, and contribute to a school climate and classroom environment that is inclusive, creative and aspirational. 

Responsibilities:

  • 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.

Qualifications:

  • 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

Working Conditions:

Teaching Artists will 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.

How to Apply:

Please submit a cover letter and resume to psartsprogramsearch@gmail.com with the subject line “MUSIC TEACHING ARTIST – CENTRAL CA.”

PLEASE NO HARD COPIES OR PHONE CALLS.  

P.S. ARTS is an equal opportunity employer (EOE)

Position Description: Dance Teaching Artist

Location: Lost Hills and Delano

Designation: Part-time

P.S. ARTS is hiring for part-time Dance Teaching Artists in the Central Valley. Schools are located primarily in Lost Hills and Delano.  

Compensation:  DOE and assignment dependent

Position Summary:

P.S. ARTS is dedicated to improving the lives of children by providing arts education to underserved public schools and communities. P.S. ARTS is the only organization in Southern and Central California that provides yearlong arts education in dance, music, theater, and visual arts to every child in a school during the regular school day. Without our programs, children in these underfunded school districts would not have access to the arts.

P.S. ARTS Teaching Artists are equal parts professional artist and professional educator. As the P.S. ARTS employees “on the ground,” Teaching Artists have the unique opportunity to have an impact on the entire school community, in and outside of the classroom. Teaching Artists create and deliver high-quality, authentic and engaging curriculum, become a trusted part of the school community, and contribute to a school climate and classroom environment that is inclusive, creative and aspirational. 

Responsibilities:

  • 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.

Qualifications:

  • 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

Working Conditions:

Teaching Artists will 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.

How to Apply:

Please submit a cover letter and resume to psartsprogramsearch@gmail.com with the subject line “DANCE TEACHING ARTIST – CENTRAL CA.”

PLEASE NO HARD COPIES OR PHONE CALLS.  

P.S. ARTS is an equal opportunity employer (EOE)

Part-Time Dance Teaching Artists

Date Created:  June 22, 2017

Location: Compton, Inglewood

P.S. ARTS is hiring for nonexempt, part-time and substitute work in the Los Angeles area. Residencies run 10 to 30 weeks.  Schools are located primarily in Compton and Inglewood.  

Candidates with a background in using dance as an arts integration strategy strongly encouraged to apply.

Compensation:  DOE and assignment dependent

Position Summary:

P.S. ARTS is dedicated to improving the lives of children by providing arts education to underserved public schools and communities. P.S. ARTS is the only organization in Southern and Central California that provides yearlong arts education in dance, music, theater, and visual arts to every child in a school during the regular school day. Without our programs, children in these underfunded school districts would not have access to the arts.

P.S. ARTS Teaching Artists are equal parts professional artist and professional educator. As the P.S. ARTS employees “on the ground,” Teaching Artists have the unique opportunity to have an impact on the entire school community, in and outside of the classroom. Teaching Artists create and deliver high-quality, authentic and engaging curriculum, become a trusted part of the school community, and contribute to a school climate and classroom environment that is inclusive, creative and aspirational. 

Responsibilities:

  • 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.

Qualifications:

  • 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

Working Conditions:

Teaching Artists will 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.

How to Apply:

Please submit a cover letter and resume to psartsprogramsearch@gmail.com with the subject line “DANCE TEACHING ARTIST.”

PLEASE NO HARD COPIES OR PHONE CALLS.  

P.S. ARTS is an equal opportunity employer (EOE)

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.

Responsibilities:

  • 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 psartsprogramsearch@gmail.com with the following email subject line: “CENTRAL CALIFORNIA”

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

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