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P.S. ARTS is currently accepting applications for a Bookkeeper, Events Manager, and experienced Visual Arts Teaching Artists in the Central California area.


Position Description: Bookkeeper
Reports to: Finance Manager
Date created: 10/18/16
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Status: Part-time (2-3 days per week)
Salary: $16-20 DOE

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. P.S. ARTS programs help level the educational playing field by teaching creative and cognitive skills to students struggling to overcome economic, ability, or literacy barriers that will better equip them to be competitive and successful people.

Under the supervision of the Finance Manager the Bookkeeper processes/posts a variety of accounting transactions such as invoices, payments, and expenses in accordance with department procedures. The bookkeeper provides support to the Finance Department by maintaining accounting files, checking and verifying accounting data; entering data into Quickbooks and using the system to research questions and generate reports. Performs related general clerical duties.

General Responsibilities:

  • Maintains accounting files.
  • Checks and verifies accounting data
  • Enters data into Quickbooks
  • Work with P.S. ARTS Advancement and Programs Departments to ensure all donations and expenses are recorded
  • Complete accounting cycle using Quickbooks
  • Perform Accounts Payable functions
  • Reconcile company debit cards receipts and expense reports
  • Accurately maintains filing system of confidential accounting information
  • Complete bank reconciliations
  • Prepare reports using Microsoft Excel
  • Performs related general clerical duties

Qualifications:

  • Experienced Bookkeeper with an excellent understanding of GAAP
  • Non-Profit experience a plus
  • Knowledge of Quickbooks and Excel
  • Excellent at communicating both orally and in writing
  • Ability to maintain focus in a fast-paced, social environment
  • Ability to prioritize work and multi-task
  • Ability to solve practical problems in a quick and timely manner and interpret a variety of instructions furnished in a written or oral form.
  • Excellent computer skills (Quickbooks and Excel a must, Raisers Edge a plus)

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.

FLSA Status:

Part-time, non-exempt

Please email a resume and cover letter to psartsprogramsearch@gmail.com with the following email subject line: “Bookkeeper Position”

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

Position Description: Events Manager
Reports to: Advancement Director
Date created: 12/21/16
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Status: Full-time

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. P.S. ARTS programs help level the educational playing field by teaching creative and cognitive skills to students struggling to overcome economic, ability, or literacy barriers that will better equip them to be competitive and successful people.

With the oversight of Advancement Director, the Events Manager will oversee all event activity within the organization, including planning and execution, budget management, communication and event-specific donation tracking. The Events Manager will also cultivate and steward relationships with corporate and individual contributors, and assist in advancing event supporters to become general organization/cause supporters.

General Responsibilities:

  • 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;
  • Advise CEO, Advancement Director, and Board of Trustees on event-related issues, goals, and strategies;
  • Collaborate with Advancement Director, CEO, and Externals Affairs Committee in creating and executing VIP/celebrity communications strategy in correlation with events;
  • In consultation with outside PR team, coordinate press activities and VIP/Dignitary support at P.S. ARTS events;
  • Cultivate and maintain strong volunteer relationships and serve as main point of contact for volunteer event committees;
  • Supervise and mentor the Advancement & Events Assistant;
  • Coordinate and facilitate the Events & External Affairs committee in collaboration with the Advancement Director;
  • Work with vendors and/or oversee the Advancement & Events Assistant in facilitating day-of event logistics including catering, rentals and production;
  • Work with the Development & Communications Assistant and outside designer (when needed) 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 main point of contact for volunteer event committees;
  • Develop and track event budgets;
  • Create and monitor event timelines;
  • Oversee invitation lists and mailings;
  • Develop relationships with corporate sponsors, and contribute to the preparation of corporate sponsorship proposals with the Advancement Director;
  • Negotiate sponsorship/partnership terms based on guidelines set by the organization;
  • Support the programs team with Community Outreach events, as needed;
  • Oversee merchandise line management and sales;
  • Address and report to the Board of Trustees as requested;
  • Contribute to Advancement Department consent agenda and department report for the Board of Trustees;
  • 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.

Qualifications:

The Events Manager will be a self-motivated, creative, and detail-oriented person. The Events Manager will hold a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in a related field (Master’s degree preferred), 3+ years of experience in event planning and management, and a demonstrated commitment to P.S. ARTS’ mission.

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.

FLSA Status:

Full-time, exempt

Please email a resume and cover letter to info@psarts.org with the following email subject line: “Events Manager position”

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

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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