Development and Communications Manager

Ryman Arts Position Open: Development & Communications Manager


Join Ryman Arts as it celebrates 25 years of service in Southern California and its recent expansion to two program sites in Los Angeles and Fullerton. Ryman Arts is meeting a vital need to foster the education of young artists by providing professional fine arts classes and college and career planning, free of charge, to gifted teen artists. Ryman Arts has been designated a National Program of Excellence by the President’s Committee on the Arts & Humanities for the past three years. Almost all alumni continue on to higher education and many pursue careers in the arts.  The sequential curriculum provides college-level foundation courses in drawing and painting in a rigorous and supportive environment for 600 high school students each year, and extensive outreach in high-need communities in LA and Orange County. Classes are held on the campuses of Otis College of Art & Design and California State University, Fullerton. Ryman Arts also coordinates the annual international drawing festival, The Big Draw LA, a public arts engagement initiative.  For more information, please visit

The Development and Communications Manager implements fundraising and communications strategies with a long-range goal of generating diversified, sustainable income and increasing its public profile to enable Ryman Arts to achieve its mission. The Development and Communications Manager writes extensive materials for grants and internal and external publications, including print, web, and social media.  This individual ensures that Ryman Arts’ image and “brand” are consistently maintained and well represented in the community, and seeks opportunities to build awareness of Ryman Arts. This individual works closely with the Executive Director, Board, other staff and consultants to ensure that fundraising and public communications are coordinated throughout the organization. This is a full time position reporting to the Executive Director. Office is located in Los Angeles.

Comprehensive benefits include employer paid health insurance, paid vacation, holidays and sick time, and eligibility for employer contribution to 403(b) retirement plan.

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To apply, submit cover letter, resume and professional writing sample by mail to:

Ryman Arts

Development & Communications Manager Search

315 W. Ninth St., Suite 806

Los Angeles, CA 90015

Selected candidates will be contacted for an interview, position is open until filled.