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P.S. ARTS is currently accepting applications for an Advancement AssistantAssociate Director of Events and Corporate Fundraising, Communications Manager, a VISTA Volunteer Coordinatorand experienced Visual Arts Teaching Artists in the Central California area

Position Description: Associate Director of Events and Corporate Fundraising
Reports to: Advancement Director
FLSA Status: Full-time, exempt

Position Overview
With the oversight of Advancement Director, this management position will oversee all fundraising activity related to events within the organization, including cultivating and stewarding relationships with corporate and individual contributors and maintaining strong relationships with event volunteers. P.S. ARTS seeks an Associate Director of Event & Corporate Fundraising who will work closely with the Advancement Director and Events Coordinator to plan and implement a dynamic event and corporate fundraising program in support of P.S. ARTS’ mission and strategic plan.


  • Drive all aspects of fundraising and cultivation events in alignment with P.S. ARTS’ mission and values, including identifying and stewarding relationships with potential contributors;
  • Work with Advancement Director to develop overall corporate relations strategy for the identification and solicitation of prospective targets for cause marketing, event sponsorship, and P.S. ARTS programs;
  • Prepare sponsorship proposals and contracts in coordination with Advancement Director;
  • Help oversee the coordination of all aspects of sponsorship fulfillment;
  • Oversee Events Coordinator’s fundraising duties via event catalog sales, solicitation of auction and gift bag items, and other means as appropriate
  • Collaborate with Advancement Director, CEO, and Event Committees in creating and executing VIP/celebrity communications strategy in correlation with events;
  • Work with Externals Affairs manager to drive organization awareness through event outreach;
  • Contribute to advancement department consent agenda and department report for the Board of Trustees;
  • Address and report to the Board of Trustees as requested by the Advancement Director;
  • Oversee the Events Coordinator in facilitating day-of event logistics including catering, rentals and production;
  • Work with the Events Coordinator and External Affairs Manager to develop invitations, catalogs and event signage, and maintain event-related information on the P.S. ARTS website;
  • Cultivate and maintain strong volunteer relationships and serve as point of contact for volunteer event committees;
  • With Events Coordinator, lead and facilitate event planning and production meetings;
  • Develop and track event budgets;
  • Monitor event timelines;
  • Oversee coordination of invitation lists and mailings;
  • Negotiate sponsorship/partnership terms based on guidelines set by the organization;
  • Support the programs team with Community Outreach events, as needed;
  • Work with the Deputy Director, the Advancement Director, and the Financial Analyst to reconcile event revenues and expenses;
  • With the Advancement Director, develop event revenue goals for upcoming budget cycles.


  • Minimum of three years of progressively responsible development experience, including fundraising event management experience.
  • Proven skills in developing sophisticated strategies in planning, implementing and administering corporate sponsorship solicitations.
  • Experience in making cold calls and resilience in dealing with initial resistance and rejection.
  • Volunteer and staff management experience.
  • Persuasive oral and written communication skills to prepare and present solicitation strategies, proposals and other marketing materials.
  • Ability to exercise initiative and accept responsibility to work proactively and with minimum supervision.
  • Ability to work occasional nights and weekends.
  • Highly developed organizational skills, focus and a goal-oriented temperament, with a high level of initiative and energy.
  • Demonstrated skill in problem solving and using judgment in situations requiring independent initiative and tact.
  • High degree of professionalism and tact.
  • Bachelor’s degree is preferred.

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 resume and cover letter to Please no phone calls or hard copies.

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


  • 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 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.

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 Please no hard copies or phone calls.

VISTA Volunteer Coordinator

Do you believe that all children are entitled to a quality education? Are you passionate about building stronger communities and families? Are you looking for challenging, meaningful work that will have a positive and immediate impact on the lives of others? Do you believe in public service? Does art, music, dance or theater inspire you?

P.S. ARTS is looking for a Volunteer Coordinator through the L.A. Works Volunteer Corps VISTA (Americorps) program. The Volunteer Coordinator will play a vital role in the development of community and volunteer programs within a rapidly evolving organization. For the right candidate, this VISTA position is a perfect opportunity to learn on the job, work with smart/funny/interesting people, be challenged daily, grow with a nonprofit and use your skills and creativity.

With the support of the VISTA member, we hope to:

  1. Give structure and proper oversight to our existing volunteer opportunities.
  2. Integrate the volunteer program with our program, fundraising and marketing efforts.
  3. Recruit, diversify, and retain our volunteer corps.
  4. Increase the number of volunteers each year.

We envision the VISTA member’s tasks to involve the following:

  • Long range projects:
    • Development of a Volunteer Handbook based on best practices.
    • Development of Volunteer Training modules for in-school, after-school, and community event volunteers.
    • Research and development of potential volunteer partners, with a special emphasis on recruiting Senior Volunteers.
    • Needs assessment of in-school volunteer opportunities.
    • Development and piloting of Volunteer Program assessment strategies.
    • Development and piloting of Volunteer recognition programs and events.
    • Development and facilitation of employee training on how to best utilize a volunteer.
    • Development of a strategy to integrate the Volunteer Program with all aspects of the organization.
  • Daily tasks:
    • Working with our community events coordinator to set up volunteer opportunities.
    • Pre-event volunteer recruitment and training to ensure volunteer presence at every community event.
    • Event logistics and volunteer oversight.
    • Monitoring of volunteer performance.
    • Updating volunteer opportunities website.
    • Conducting recruitment events/presentations to potential partners and/or volunteer groups.

How To Apply:

The staff of P.S. ARTS is comprised of artists, arts-lovers, educators, and community organizers. We are all mission-driven, passionate about our work, inspired by our students, unafraid to experiment and fail, blessed with a strong work ethic, whip smart, constantly striving for excellence, serious when we need to be but we make each other laugh all the time. If you think you have valuable contributions to make and would thrive working in a team like the one described above, please click on the following link to the L.A. Works VISTA page for more position details and application information. (Bachelor’s degree and bilingual in Spanish/English a plus.)

Apply here

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.