Job Opportunity: Full-Time Program Coordinator, Theatre of Hearts/Youth First

A Career In Arts Education & Administration
Work in a creative environment at Theatre Of Hearts/Youth First, a mid-size non-profit arts education organization. The Program Coordinator works closely with the Executive Director on all aspects of program design, progress, and report.
Duties include, but are not limited to:
-designing residency plans to align with California Common Core and Visual and Performing Arts Content State Standards with Professional Artist Mentors;
-establishing and maintaining schedules and timelines for residencies, workshops, performances, grant applications, and grant reports;
-facilitating meetings with program sites, Professional Artist Mentors, and funders/clients;
-arranging collaborative meetings regarding programs and funding, and advocating for the organization’s brand during those meetings
The Program Coordinator is responsible for the following:
-overseeing recruiting of Professional Artist Mentors and maintaining artist resource files;
-maintaining a working knowledge of California Common Core and Visual and Performing Arts Content State Standards;
-overseeing program schedules, meetings, and other appointments and timelines through the organization’s Master Calendar;
-preparing grant proposals and reports, including overseeing program assessments, evaluations, and data entry;
-maintaining awareness of program budgets, artist contracts, site contracts, and grant agreements;
-preparing and submitting invoices
-assisting with organization events and PR, as-needed
-representing the organization at arts education events
The Program Coordinator must be/have:
-reliable, honest and a self-starter;
-excellent verbal, written, critical thinking and computer skills;
-willing to travel to various sites throughout Los Angeles County;
-extremely detail-oriented;
-excellent time-management skills;
-previous experience in arts administration;
-proficient Mac OS and MS Office applications
-a car, proof of current insurance, current valid Drivers License
-BA Degree and/or equivalent Professional Experience in a related field of study
A Plus:
-working knowledge of File Maker Pro, Constant Contact, Social Media
Only serious candidates need apply. Please review the Theatre Of Hearts/Youth First website before sending a response, starting in Mid-June 2016.
To Apply:
E-Mail cover letter and resume with ATTN: Executive Director
Compensation based on experience

Job Opportunity: Director of Development & Communications at Visual Communications

Summary: The Director of Development & Communications is responsible for Visual Communications fundraising efforts as a mid-size, full service media arts organization focused on serving Asian Pacific American media arts and artists. S/he plans, directs, and implements a comprehensive development program that generates individual donors, foundation, government, and corporate support.
The job includes tasks pertaining to fund development, donor development and retention, grant administration (researching, writing, managing, and reporting), and marketing and communications. S/he will develop VC's individual and major donor plans that align with the Strategic Planning goals for the organization. S/he will also work closely with Program Staff in implementing fundraising and evaluation activities for our regular programs and will be a part of the core team during our annual Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • With the Executive Director and Board, builds and sustains relationships with current, new, and potential grant-giving organizations and individuals
  • Directs a fund development program that includes: a) government, foundation, and corporate gifts, b) special events, and c) major donors, individual giving, and planned giving
  • Oversees and implements development and communications strategies that will raise annual revenue, writes proposals and secures funding from corporate and foundation donors
  • Researches new grants and foundation initiatives, keeps current of funding trends
  • Manages and coordinates annual fundraising campaigns and events
  • Maintains an accurate grants calendar and shares this information weekly with the Executive Director
  • Guides individual donor campaigns, including membership renewals and special appeals
  • Updates organizational membership database – creates profiles that track donors and prospects
  • Assists with content development for the website, marketing materials, e-newsletters and social networking sites to ensure inclusion of donor-focused content
  • Supports personnel with marketing of VC programs, implements marketing strategies, generates audiences and increases memberships
  • Works with the VC Board to enhance development efforts and individual giving campaigns
  • Represents VC at public events, conferences, and screenings as necessary


  • Personal commitment to goals and mission of Visual Communications a must
  • Minimum two (2) years experience in charitable fund development with proven results
  • Experience working with mid-size organizations with annual income of approximately $700k-$1m
  • Demonstrated success in successfully soliciting and securing major gifts from individuals
  • Demonstrated success in securing major annual gifts from foundations and corporations
  • Demonstrated success with grant writing, sponsorships, and special events
  • Demonstrated success in working as a member of a team and developing effective working relationships with staff, volunteers, and donors
  • Excellent written/oral communication skills
  • Computer literacy and competency with electronic donor tracking systems
  • Ability to contribute to a supportive organizational culture (team-work, humor, flexibility, energy)
  • Salary: Salary commensurate with experience

Hours: full time, 40 hours/week, full health and dental benefits, three weeks of paid vacation per year
To Apply: Email resume and cover letter to: Francis Cullado, Executive Director, Visual Communications at,
Deadline: Please apply by October 1, 2015

Job Opportunity: Full-Time Program Associate, Fractured Atlas

Fractured Atlas is seeking a full-time Program Associate. This position will provide administrative support for our Fiscal Sponsorship program. It is an entry-level position that involves a great deal of front-line customer service. We have nearly 50,000 artists in our membership nationwide who come to us daily for guidance, assistance and support.

The successful candidate will be incredibly personable, have a cheerful disposition, a sense of humor, possess an incredible amount of patience (particularly as it relates to explaining the same information multiple times), and be able to operate and respond in a rapid-fire environment while remaining calm and collected. Candidates with a work history that includes retail or service positions where they provided stellar service in high-pressure, high-volume environments will likely excel.

The successful candidate will be someone who thrives in Fractured Atlas’s “work hard, live well” environment. Our organizational culture embraces people who:

  • Seek out challenging problems and relish opportunities to venture into unexplored territory.
  • Are entrepreneurial and comfortable with high-risk, high-impact efforts.
  • Are agile, creative problem solvers with an unsentimental focus on concrete results.
  • Invest their time in quality work and giving others their respect and support.


  • Front-line customer service for the Fiscal Sponsorship program: 
    • Educate members about fundraising in the arts,
    • Field general requests for information related to fiscal sponsorship,
    • Assist in investigating and remedying member concerns and complaints,
    • Process donations and fund release checks,
    • Review solicitation materials,
    • Contribute educational content to the newsletter and blog.
  • Assist with outreach events in the NYC area for programs and advocacy efforts and carry out special projects as they arise.
  • Assist Program Director with program development, expansion and technical enhancements.


  • First-hand experience working in any artistic discipline is strongly preferred,
  • You must be comfortable on the phone, working in a fast-paced environment, and able to adapt to frequent, rapid changes,
  • The successful candidate will demonstrate the following attributes: 
    • Love of Customer Service,
    • Self-motivated,
    • Creative problem solving skills,
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills,
    • An ability to give exceptional customer service when presented with challenging situations,
    • A strong attention to detail,
    • Well organized and able to manage responsibilities independently.
  • Proficiency with Word, Excel, and experience with web-based software required. Previous experience with sophisticated information technology systems and arts administration is a plus.
  • High school diploma or equivalent preferred.


Starting salary is $41,336. Benefits include dental and health insurance, employer-contributed 401K plan, TransitChek, tuition reimbursement, ticket allowance, vacation, sick and personal days, and a casual but hard-working, friendly and supportive office environment. (We also have a SodaStream machine and multiple ways of making coffee.)


To be considered for the position, please email all of the items below in one PDF-formatted file with your name as the filename to Tim Cynova, Deputy Director at  Include “Program Associate” as the email’s subject line.

  1. A substantive and original cover letter including your interest in the position and Fractured Atlas, the date you are available to start, and why we can’t live without you. (Please don’t send us a “Find & Replace” cover letter. It shows, and our eyes glaze over, which is not a good thing when we’re reading your letter.)
  2. A list of (3) professional references complete with phone number, email address, and explanation of the relationship. References will not be contacted without your prior consent.
  3. A résumé no longer than (2) pages outlining your educational and professional experience.
  4. The following writing assignment, no longer than (1) page: Please share your worst customer service experience. This should be a personal experience as a customer or as a customer service provider.

Incomplete submissions — including those failing to follow directions (seriously people, we’re looking for flawless attention to detail) — will not be considered, nor will submissions sent via postal mail or fax. No calls please.

Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to review our website at prior to submitting materials for consideration.


Deadline for submissions is Friday, September 18, 2015.

Job Opportunity: Vice President of External Relations, Japanese American National Museum

Based in Los Angeles’ historic Little Tokyo neighborhood, it has a nation-wide focus and international base of support. An affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution and AAM accredited, the Japanese American National Museum is recognized as one of the nations’ premier cultural museums. In 2010, the Japanese American National Museum was awarded America’s highest honor for museum, the National Medal from the IMLS. 
VP of External Relations is responsible for the strategic direction of the fundraising and communications activities of the National Museum which includes Institutional & Individual giving, Marketing & PR, Special Events and Development Support Units. Oversees the fundraising/communications plans and activities to enhance the organizations name recognition, fundraising efforts, projects and events that will attract donors and sponsors to advance the mission.   Graduate degree from an accredited college or university preferred. 
Minimum of ten years of proven and successful experience in developing and implementing significant administrative, marketing and fundraising efforts with increasing responsibility. Extensive experience gained in working for non-profit organization, museum experience preferred. Must have ability to work effectively with all levels of staff, volunteers, consultants and Board members with diverse backgrounds. Familiarity with both local and national Japanese American/Asian American community organizations, history, culture, current events and politics. Experience in Altru or similar fundraising software. Internet savvy, and familiarity with online foundation directories and using databases. Visit for full description and application form. EOE.
Benefits: M, D, V, FSA, ERISA 403(b), 12 holidays, sick/vacation time, parking, discounts in museum store and Chado tea room.
Submit: Cover Letter, application and résumé with salary history & references
Japanese American National Museum
Attn: Human Resources
Re: VP of External Relations
100 N. Central Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Fax (213) 830-5673
No Phone Calls Please

Job Opportunity: Artist/Educators, Manhattan Beach Art Center

The City of Manhattan Beach Cultural Arts Division is looking for Artist/ Educators in two areas of concentration.
The Manhattan Beach Art Center has been funded to develop an Art Lab program for High School Students. Art Lab is designed as an in- depth art making program giving students a chance work in more of a collaborative studio environment. The program will be provided at no cost with all supplies included to approximately 20 students. The program will be held at the Manhattan Beach Art Center two days a week on Wednesdays (3:30-6:30) and Fridays (6:30-9:30). Artists/ Educators are encouraged to develop their own projects and work alongside students.  Artists/Educators  need to be familiar with a dynamic mentoring/ learning environment. Artist/ Educators should have experience in a variety of media. Two positions will be contracted, and one is designed as the lead. Contracts will be written for 10-12 hours per week (includes prep time). Compensation depends on experience.  Send Letter of interest and resume to Martin Betz at
The Manhattan Beach Live Oak Ceramics studio with be hiring contract Artists/Educators to teach classes in ceramics for youth and adults.
For more information contact Martin Betz at

Job Opportunities: SAIC Full-time Faculty Positions

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) seeks exceptional artists, designers, and scholars for full-time tenured or tenure-track positions in a variety of disciplines to join the ranks of its renowned faculty. Open searches for full-time faculty with submission deadlines in November and December of 2015 and January of 2016 include:

Full-time faculty in Architecture
Full-time faculty in Art History
Full-time faculty in Art Therapy
Full-time faculty in Designed Objects
Full-time faculty in Science
Full-time faculty in New Arts Journalism
Full-time faculty in Visual Communication Design
Full-time faculty in Visual and Critical Studies

Individuals who are conversant in contemporary practices, committed to teaching at the college level, and interested in shaping the next generation of artists and scholars as part of SAIC's stimulating intellectual environment are encouraged to apply. Rank and salary are competitive with peer institutions and reflect candidates' professional standing in their fields, particular areas of scholarship or practice, and teaching experience. International applicants will be considered, and some relocation funds may be provided. All positions begin August 2016.

Full position descriptions and online-only application procedures can be found here.

About SAIC 
A leader in educating artists, designers, and scholars since 1866, SAIC offers undergraduate, graduate, and post-baccalaureate programs to students from across the globe. Located in the heart of Chicago, the school is one of the largest private schools of art and design in the country with programs reflecting current practices in art. SAIC's educational philosophy is built upon a transdisciplinary approach to art and design that provides unparalleled opportunities for students to develop their creative and critical abilities with renowned faculty who are leading practitioners in their fields. SAIC's resources include the Art Institute of Chicago and its new Modern Wing. Numerous special collections and programming venues provide students with exceptional exhibitions, screenings, lectures, and performances. For more information, please visit

The Art Institute of Chicago, including both the school and the museum, is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for its students, visitors, faculty, and staff, and to ensuring that educational and employment decisions are based on an individual's abilities and qualifications. The Art Institute of Chicago does not tolerate unlawful discrimination based on race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, military or former military status, or any other status protected by federal, state or local law, in its programs and activities, public accommodations or employment practices. 


Job Opportunity: Head Preparator at David Kordansky Gallery

David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles, CA is seeking a full-time Head Preparator

We are seeking a highly motivated, well organized, and team-oriented person who wants to be part of a rapidly growing, internationally renowned contemporary art gallery in Los Angeles, CA. The Head Preparator position will be scheduled 5 days a week, Monday to Friday, but the applicant must be flexible and available outside of the designated days on an as needed basis. This is a managerial position, and the applicant is required to have extensive prior experience working as a preparator at either a contemporary art gallery or museum. 

Main responsibilities: 

1. Scheduling, training, and managing a preparatorial team in the following duties: 

-Installation, maintenance, and deinstallation of artworks for exhibitions, art fair presentations, photo shoots, and private viewings

-Proper packing of artworks for storage and outgoing shipments

-Proper unpacking of artworks for condition reporting and installation

-Receipt and release of artworks

-Local collection and delivery of artworks

-Proper construction of models for exhibitions and art fair presentations

-Storage maintenance

-Facilities maintenance, including, but not limited, to patching, painting, and general clean-up

2. Scheduling and oversight of general contractors, painters, electricians, and other independent contractors on an as needed basis

3. Preparation of installation instructions and diagrams. 

4. Acquisition, maintenance, and organization of all preparatorial supplies (for use at the gallery, off-site storage, and art fair presentations) 


1. Extensive prior experience working as a preparator for a contemporary art gallery or museum

2. Knowledge of (and ability to) accurately install, maintain, and deinstall artworks of a variety of mediums, including, but not limited to sculpture, painting, works on paper, photographs, video, ceramics, etc. 

3. Prior experience installing and deinstalling at art fairs preferred

4. Experience with Photoshop and other graphic and technical software preferred

5. High attention to detail

6. Able to efficiently lead and manage a team of preparators

7. Able to work independently

8. Capable of working successfully in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment

9. Superior crisis management skills

10. Excellent communication and written skills

Salary based on qualifications and experience. Please email a cover letter and résumé with the subject line “Head Preparator” to NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. 

Job Opportunities: San Diego State University

San Diego State University has several positions open in their Arts Department. All positions start Fall 2015

Contemporary Art History / Visual Studies


Temporary / Part-time Positions:

Interior Design (temporary)

Art History

Wood-shop Tech

Job Opportunity: Museum Curator

POSITION: Museum Curator 

The Bakersfield Museum of Art (BMOA) seeks an enthusiastic, outgoing, entrepreneurial individual with museum or similar work experience to develop and present exhibitions, run the Museum curatorial department and actively organize and oversee the permanent collection of the Museum. A successful candidate will thrive in our museum environment where ideas and innovation are encouraged, yet convention and tradition are equally respected. 

Nearing its 60th year, BMOA is an accredited Museum of Art located adjacent to Central Park in downtown Bakersfield, CA. Five gallery spaces comprise 5800 square feet of the 17,000 square foot facility and the Museum’s permanent collection exceeds 350 works of art. Currently, BMOA presents three annual exhibitions in the Museum galleries and hosts an Italian street painting festival, Via Arte, each October. Through these exhibitions, BMOA seeks to explore and develop modern and contemporary California art and artists while also giving nod to more traditional fine art. BMOA displays both established and emerging artists. Work from outside California is explored, though less frequently. 

Working among a small and dedicated Museum team, and in partnership with the Museum Director, the Director of Development, and the Museum’s exhibitions committee, the Curator will have the opportunity to strategically develop, direct and implement the exhibitions to fulfill BMOA’s mission of promoting the visual arts to diverse and broad audiences. The Museum seeks to continually expand its artistic reach to the many culturally diverse audiences throughout the Central Valley; specific cultural visual arts exhibitions are periodically shown. 

This is an opportunity for a candidate to work in a very hands-on, cooperative, inspiring environment with forward-thinking individuals who continually seek to elevate the quality and diversity of art shown at BMOA. A successful candidate will embrace California’s incredible art hubs for ideas and inspiration. A travel budget will be included to enhance this interaction. 


Bring exceptional visual arts, primarily from California, to a diverse regional audience, including families, school-aged children and underserved populations through exciting and engaging exhibitions and permanent collection display; 

  • Plan, budget and execute 4 annual exhibitions in alignment with BMOA mission; 
  • Oversee exhibition tactics including, but not limited to: conducting studio visits, arranging loan agreements, maintaining condition reports, maintaining reproduction releases and facility reports, designing exhibition schematics, and preparing text for all written materials related to each exhibition; 
  • Work with education and development departments to create and implement strategies and programs to expand exhibition reach (eg. lectures and visiting artist presentations to compliment exhibitions on display). 
  • Organize and manage the permanent collection of the Museum; 
  • Manage a department of two (with potential for additional internship assistance); 
  • Interact regularly with all Museum departments in support of BMOA’s mission; 
  • Maintain and adjust all project budgets regularly; 
  • Oversee all art belonging to or lent to the Museum and assure record and object descriptions of all items are maintained for collection files; 
  • Oversee the Museum’s Exhibitions Committee; 
  • Perform or oversee registrar functions to ensure record maintenance for BMOA’s permanent collection and exhibitions according to Museum’s best practices; 
  • Oversee handling of all art objects entering and leaving the Museum; 
  • Work with galleries, artists, museums, collectors and lenders to acquire all works for exhibitions and solicit works for the Museum’s permanent collection; 
  • Maintain all contracts and legal documents for all exhibitions and borrowed materials, and permanent collection items; 
  • Coordinating with the Museum Director and Director of Development, maintain considerable public and donor contact as it relates to the Museum’s current and future exhibitions and permanent collection. This may include assisting in grant writing projects as needed. 
  • Assist Director of Development and Museum Director with fundraising as it relates to all curatorial functions; 
  • Assist departments as needed in activities supporting curatorial strategy execution, including, but not limited to: gallery-led tours, developing curatorial content text for print and online materials, 
  • Work with other departments to coordinate exhibition openings and special curatorial events, including but not limited to Preview Circle Opening artist presentations, Curator’s Forum prospecting events, First Wednesday Curatorial Series); 
  • Candidate must agree to reside in Bakersfield or within a 50 mile radius of Bakersfield upon commencement of job. 


  • Ability to propose, create and execute project budgets for all exhibits and curatorial functions; 
  • Broad knowledge of contemporary/modern and traditional California art and artists; 
  • Ability to understand and propose artists and exhibitions that will make an impact in a museum of our size. 
  • Ability to cultivate relationships and work among a broad range of constituencies (including but not limited to collectors, donors, professional colleagues, board members, artists and the community) in an effort to further BMOA’s mission. 
  • Management experience in conjunction with collaborative team success; 
  • Flexibility to manage and ability to prioritize and plan multiple tasks – some outside the scope of curatorial department – in order to successfully implement the exhibition and curatorial program strategy. 
  • Exhibition fundraising skills – particularly helping link prospective donors with niche projects; 
  • Strong communications skills; 
  • Strong written, analytic skills and research skills; 
  • MA degree in related art field preferred; BA/BS from four-year college or university with an art-related degree required. 
  • Three to five years Museum Curatorial or related art experience required. 
  • Salary commensurate with experience; relocation assistance may be available. 

TO APPLY: Please send a cover letter and CV/resume to 

Bakersfield Museum Of Art 661-323-7219 

Job Opportunity: Director of Development/Strategic Partnerships

Office of the Mayor, City of Los Angeles
200 North Spring Street, Suite M-120
Los Angeles, CA 90012

The Director of Development/Strategic Partnerships builds relationships with potential and existing BEST Friends Board members to create volunteer, in-kind and financial support for the LA’s BEST After School Enrichment Program.  Focus and impetus is to improve the lives of children by connecting diverse young professionals and students to each other and their communities through volunteering, fundraising, public outreach and community building.  By connecting members to one another and expanding membership, the LA's BEST Friends community is sustained and continues to grow.  Members are young, professional, and philanthropically focused inspiring others to serve, mentor and build friendships. This position drives the creation, implementation, and success of all activities and fundraising programs produced by the BEST Friends Board of Directors. This is a full-time position, located in Los Angeles, California.  The Director of Development/Strategic Partnerships will report to the Vice President of Development.   
In September of 1988, the City of Los Angeles took a bold step outside of traditional city business to create an innovative after school program to address the alarming rise in street gangs, school dropouts and drug use in communities where children lacked adequate adult supervision during the critical hours between 3-6 p.m.   The program, called LA's BEST (Better Educated Students for Tomorrow), approaches inner-city children as resources to be developed rather than problems to be solved. From its original 10 sites, LA's BEST has grown to serve over 29,000 students in 195 elementary schools. 

The Director of Development/Strategic Partnerships is charged with leading and managing all efforts on behalf of the BEST Young Professionals (Best Friends) Board.  This person must create and implement a strong strategic direction for fundraising including managing two BEST Friends signature annual fundraising events, monthly First Friday activities and quarterly school site prospect forums. In addition, this person is part of the events management team for the annual signature fundraiser produced by the Governing Board.
Strategic planning and execution:

  • Provide leadership for all development activities, working closely with the Vice President of Development, members of all three boards, the Development Committee, and corporate and operational staff
  • Focus on improving retention of existing donor base and finding efficient ways to attract new major donors
  • Implement programs to increase contributions from corporate fund sources, foundations and major individual donors
  • Design and execute effective recognition program for donors to keep them engaged and moving to higher levels of commitment
  • Execute fundraising events with appropriate board, staff, and external volunteers

 Organizational management:

  • Work with the Vice President of Development to organize, train, motivate, and lead BEST Friends members to embrace and carry out the full spectrum of fundraising responsibilities
  • Successfully involve volunteers in fundraising; support the process of strong board development and engagement
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with board members, including regularly scheduled phone or face-to-face meetings

External liaison:

  • Establish sound working relationships with funders and community groups who can further the work of LA’s BEST
  • Maintain and utilize a working knowledge of significant developments and trends in the field of fundraising

This position requires a creative, passionate, self-motivated, disciplined, energetic person with long-term strategic vision, superior people skills, and an ability to clearly tell the successful story of LA’s BEST.  
A successful candidate will have:

  • Knowledge and experience using Raiser’s Edge fundraising database
  • A bachelors degree and a minimum of five years of development experience with a proven track record of success; more than five years of director-level fundraising experience is preferred
  • Experience and proficiency in all aspects of development with an emphasis on running a fundraising Campaign, securing major and planned gifts, maintaining excellent corporate/foundation relations and planning events
  • Excellent organizational, project management skills and an ability to cultivate a motivated team of internal staff and board members
  • Qualities of a dynamic self-starter and team player who works effectively in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment
  • Strong interpersonal skills with proven ability to work collaboratively as a colleague and team builder; works effectively with diverse populations
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills
  • High-level skills of analysis and judgment in planning, implementation, and evaluation
  • Creativity and initiative in creating new fundraising opportunities within the context of operational and program goals
  • Strong business acumen

LA’s BEST Application Requirements:
Please submit cover letter and resume to
No phone or e-mail inquiries.  Due to high applicant volume, we regret we cannot send personalized responses to all applicants.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Job Opportunity: Assistant Professor, Media Design, CSUSM

The School of Arts at California State University San Marcos is embarking on a search for an Assistant Professor in Media Design for an Academic Year/9 month Tenure Track Position.

Minimum requirements for the position include:  All applicants should have a MFA or PhD in a related field by August 2015; evidence of successful teaching experience as a university level instructor; expertise in one or more of the following areas:  Graphic design, motion graphics, web/mobile media design, and new media theory.

Preferred requirements for the position include:  Preference will be given to candidates with experience in multi-disciplinary and collaborative approaches to teaching within integrated and cross-disciplinary media arts programs that include digital art, web design, film, video, photography, contemporary art history, media theory, studio arts, and community-based art. Preference will be given to applicants with demonstrated intercultural competence with diverse groups in teaching, research and/or service.

DUTIES:  The successful candidate will have expertise, develop and teach courses in graphic design, motion graphics, web/mobile media design and new media theory. This person will enthusiastically participate in shaping our proposed degree program, Art, Media, and Design, which contains two options: Digital and Media Arts, and Art and Visual Culture. In addition to serving these programmatic needs, the person hired for this position will teach general education requirements through university-wide lecture and studio arts courses, advise and mentor students, and serve on college and university-wide committees.

Our curriculum is grounded in a commitment to community engagement and project-based learning and is deeply engaged in serving local, regional and international communities. The successful candidate will enhance this transformative, diverse learning environment through teaching design as an art form that is community and client responsive, and that has the power to communicate ideas and visually represent data in compelling and transformative ways. With the inclusion of mobile media design, the program helps students explore values and ethics that make them responsible members of a global, networked community.

Applications must include:

Cover Letter
Curriculum vitae
Statement of teaching philosophy and research interests that address the above minimum and desired qualifications
Reprints of representative publications
Reproductions and links of representative artwork
Statement of teaching philosophy
Statement of experience with and commitment to teaching a diverse student body
Evidence of teaching effectiveness
Transcripts that include relevant course work
Three current letters of recommendation
Faculty Application

Submit application and direct any inquiries to:
Media Design Search Committee Chair, School of Arts

A review of application will begin on January 22, 2015 and continue until the position is filled. 
The University is particularly interested in candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for under-represented groups.

CSUSM has been designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI) and was recently named one of the top 32 Colleges most friendly to junior faculty by the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education. Visit  for more information.

Job Opportunity: Full-time Faculty, Photography & Media, CalArts

Position starts September 1, 2015
Application deadline: December 15, 2014

California Institute of the Arts 
24700 McBean Pkwy
Valencia, CA 91355

Position category: Academic 
School/Department: School of Art 
Reports To: Dean of the School of Art 
Appointment: Regular 

Information & responsibilities
The program in Photography and Media at CalArts is seeking an artist for a full-time faculty position to begin in the fall of 2015.

Full-time faculty teach and mentor both undergraduate and graduate students and participate in program and school-wide administrative matters.

Responsibilities include
– Class preparation and grading
– Six hours per week of classroom instruction
– Twelve to fifteen independent study contracts per semester
– Mentoring at least twelve students
– Attending faculty meetings
– Participating in curricular planning and assessment activities
– Participating in mid-residency and Graduation reviews
– Participating in recruitment and admission reviews
– Other duties as assigned by the program Directors and the Dean

The ideal candidate should be an artist with a strong professional practice, a firm commitment to teaching, a dedication to working with a culturally, economically and intellectually diverse community of artists, and an interest in the major questions of photographic and arts education in the 21st century.
– Prefer two or more years of full-time teaching at the college level.
– Knowledge of both traditional and innovative approaches within Photography and Media.
– An MFA degree is expected, but candidates with significant professional experience are welcome to apply and will be seriously considered.
– Effective leadership and organizational skills.

How to apply
Applications are due December 15.
Interested candidates should submit the following to the SlideRoom application site:
– A letter of application
– A current curriculum vitae
– A portfolio of professional work
– A list of 3 professional references
– Additional inquires can be addressed to:
– All submissions will be treated confidentially.

Job Opportunity: Financial Administrator

Performing Arts Non-profit
Downtown Los Angeles, CA
The Financial Administrator is a year-round position responsible for daily financial operations and long-term financial planning needed to build and maintain the financial health of the organization. Reporting to the Deputy Director, this is a non-exempt position. The organization brings artists and audiences together by thoughtfully curating an array of music, dance, film, and spoken word featuring great artists from around the globe and our very own streets of LA.
Duties and Responsibilities:
· Develops and maintains financial analysis and reporting activities
· Prepares finance reports and account reconciliation reports according to company policies 
· Maintains all financial records and files
· Assists in developing and managing budgets
· Reconciles monthly general ledger balance, invoices and credit card statements
· Administers all payroll activities, including but not limited to health, worker’s comp and retirement plans
· Maintains HR records including attendance, vacation and sick leave records and such other duties appropriate to the position when requested
· Manages all bill payments and invoicing
· Ensures maintenance of the general and any subsidiary ledgers; prepares and adjusts finance journal entries as required 
· Prepares and arranges tax documents for timely filing
· Manages account payable and receivable activities
· Supports the annual financial audit processes through the preparation of standard reports, as well as other custom reports as requested
· Coordinates with programming department on artist and programming financial matters, including but not limited to payments, petty cash, per diems and merchandise sales and reconciliation
· Manages fiscal agent services and maintains financial records for each account
· Identifies and resolves invoicing issues, accounting discrepancies and other financial related issues 
· Maintains internal finance calendar
· Streamlines processes and procedures for improving operational efficiency of finance reporting and budgeting systems
· Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience, knowledge, training and skills related to business, finance or economics
· Excellent organizational and analytical skills; detailed-oriented
· Must be self-motivated.
· Well-developed interpersonal skills
· Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing
· Strong math skills
· Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, board and guests
· Computer proficiency in Quickbooks, Paychex, spreadsheets and Microsoft Office
· Ability to work a wide variety of shifts including afternoons, evenings, weekends and holidays and substitute when needed
· Passion for our mission
The organization offers a competitive benefit package, including health and dental coverage and retirement plan. Salary is commensurate with experience.
Please send resume and cover letter to:  

Job Opportunity: The Mannequin Gallery

The Mannequin Gallery is looking to hire artists. Must be reliable and have some experience working in Realism rather than Abstract Art. Attention to detail is essential. We will train you in Fiberglass lay up, finish work and custom posing. You may also do some sculpting or painting depending on your ability. Our customers are from The Hollywood & Fashion Industries. Recent customers include CSI, NCIS Los Angeles, Marc Jacobs, and Dior. We recently supplied 38 custom posed mannequins for the Exhibit "Hollywood Costume" presented by The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. This is a paid position. Learn and make some money as well. Full time work is available. Please email us at

Job Opportunity: Executive Director, Rothko Chapel

Mission Statement: The Rothko Chapel inspires people to action through art and contemplation, nurtures reverence for the highest aspirations of humanity, and provides a forum for global concerns. 


Nestled on a one-acre campus in the heart of Houston, the Rothko Chapel is an iconic, internationally renowned destination. Home to the acclaimed masterworks of Mark Rothko and Barnett Newman, the Rothko Chapel offers an intimate setting for meditation and reflection every day of the year. More than 80,000 people, representing over 70 different countries around the globe experience the transformative power of its art each year. 

In the world today, there is no other place like the Rothko Chapel. It functions as a sacred space, a forum for matters of global concerns, and the ultimate installation of Mark Rothko’s art work. It integrates art, spirituality and human rights and social justice in a way that is both seamless and uniquely powerful. Affiliated with no particular religious tradition, the Rothko Chapel embraces contemplative practices of the world religious traditions and is committed to principles articulated in the UN Declaration of Human Rights. 

History and Key Achievements 

The Rothko Chapel, founded by Houston philanthropists John and Dominique de Menil, was dedicated in 1971 as an intimate sanctuary available to people of every belief. In 2011 it celebrated its fortieth anniversary, having achieved in those years recognition as one of the greatest artistic achievements and spiritual landmarks of the second half of the twentieth century. 

In 2000, the Rothko Chapel was listed in the United States National Register of Historic Places. It is regularly included in essays about twentieth-century art and architecture and in works devoted to sacred spaces such as National Geographic’s Sacred Places of a Lifetime: 500 of the World’s Most Peaceful and Powerful Destinations, where it is a featured entry. Past, distinguished guests include Nobel Laureates Desmond Tutu, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Rigoberta Menchú, Nelson Mandela, Amartya Sen and President Jimmy Carter, artist Brice Marden, and spiritual leaders Robert Thurman and Thomas Moore. 

Services and Programs 

Open every day of the year free of charge, the Rothko Chapel responds to the enduring need for quiet, still places. It was the desire of the de Menils to provide a place for contemplation on what it means to be fully human and to treat each other with dignity and respect. Through active programming, the Rothko Chapel engages a broad community with an integrated set of offerings that elevate the spirit, foster dialogue and champion ethical action. Approximately 100 events and programs are presented on an annual basis, attended by over 6000 individuals. Nearly all programs are made available to the public at no charge. 3 

The Chapel serves as a gathering place for locally and globally recognized voices alike to hold courageous conversations on difficult issues in the spirit of mutual understanding. Finally, the Chapel provides an inimitable atmosphere for private ceremonies such as weddings, memorial services and other celebrations of life and all its passages. 

Organizational Structure: 

The Rothko Chapel is an independent, 501(c)(3) organization solely responsible for its own funding and governed by a small, dedicated Board of Directors. Led by an Executive Director, the Chapel has seven full-time staff and nine part-time employees. 

Executive Director Position 

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director (ED) will be responsible for ensuring that the Rothko Chapel mission and programs continue to develop and thrive. He or she will work to both sustain and enhance relationships non- profit and local communities as well as with benefactors, volunteers, and other key constituents. The ED will provide overall strategic leadership to the Rothko Chapel, and day-to-day guidance and mentorship the staff. He or she will play a lead role in fundraising and developing and maintaining strategic partnerships with stakeholders. 

The ED will be a confident leader and engaging team player who possesses the skills, ambition and energy to drive a highly acclaimed organization, with a national and global reach. The ED will be able to passionately and convincingly communicate the vision and mission of the Rothko Chapel. The individual will need to possess sufficient gravitas to effectively engage with the Chapel’s many constituencies and stakeholders and have the clarity of vision and operational savvy to anticipate and capture the opportunities ahead, while providing workable solutions for challenges. Arriving at the Chapel with a strong fiscal track record, the ED must demonstrate excellent management skills with a flair for maximizing resources, staff productivity and funding opportunities. 


Strategic Leadership 

  • Work closely with the Board to implement the organization’s vision, define and implement the Rothko Chapel’s strategic plans, and identify and secure funding and other necessary resources. 
  • Oversee the implementation of the several site projects that constitute the central portion of the Rothko Chapel five year strategic plan. 
  • Serve as a spokesperson for the organization and communicate the identity and mission of the Rothko Chapel to enhance and advance the strategic priorities and goals. Effectively communicate the vision, values and strategic direction to external and internal constituencies. 

Board Relations 

  • Keep the Board informed on matters of governance and the organization’s activities as well as challenges and opportunities for the Rothko Chapel. 

Resource Development and Fiscal Oversight 

  • Develop and drive fundraising strategy and activities with foundation, individual, corporate and collaborator donors. Attract and diversify major giving to Rothko Chapel while maintaining the existing donor relationships. 
  • Assume managerial responsibility for the financial health and stability of the Rothko Chapel. Work closely with and empower the staff to ensure that the organization is managed responsibly and effectively. Oversee the planning and management of the budget and all revenues and expenses. Tailor budgets to optimally fund strategic goals. 

Program Oversight 

  • Assure the programming efforts are consistent with the overall mission, comply with the requirements of funding sources and align with organizational capacity. 
  • Administer the organization in a way that provides transparency to its programs and operations, engenders public trust in its financial stewardship, and enables the highest level of service to the public. 
  • Initiate development and implementation of strategic partnerships and collaborations with complementary local, national and global organizations. 

Staff Supervision 

  • Build and support an effective internal team environment and culture, in which each staff member and volunteer is an active and valued participant in the mission of the organization. Develop, inspire, motivate and mentor the team to collaborate and to continue to build expertise internally. 


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university required. Advance degree preferred. 
  • At least 10 years of relevant work experience; non-profit or foundation work. 
  • Dynamic leadership and proven management skills 
  • Effective fundraiser. Experience managing a successful capital campaign strongly preferred. 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, and a strong public speaker. 
  • A sophisticated understanding of human rights, interreligious dialogue, and the arts. Grounding and education in one or more of these areas strongly preferred. 
  • Experience overseeing building and site projects preferred. 


This is a full-time, salaried, exempt position. Compensation includes base salary commensurate with experience, group health insurance, pension plan and paid time off. 5 

To Apply 

Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter and three references to: 

Rothko Chapel is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. 

No phone calls please. 

Job Opportunity: Operations Manager

Side Street Projects is seeking a driven enthusiastic creative individual to lead our staff of teaching artists to work to fulfill our mission: To give artists of all ages the ability and means to support their creative endeavors. Side Street Projects is an artist run organization that teaches artists how to roll up their sleeves and do things themselves. We are an entirely mobile organization operating out of vintage travel trailers, so it is kind of like camping here (complete with port-o-potty).
Applicants must have a minimum of a Bachelors degree. A large part of this position will be managing the youth education program “The Woodworking Bus”. Education and Management experience is preferred.
Job Description:
-Manage education program
-Schedule and confirm Education workshops on, and off site
 -cc Bookkeeper with all invoice information
-Oversee Teachers
-Develop Curriculum as needed
-Work with ED to recruit new staff
-Provide Teacher Training
-Oversee/Coordinate Site, Community and Communications Managers
-Lead Monthly Staff Meetings
-Manage Insurance and compliance
-Continue to systemize office operations and update/streamline current systems
-Manage equipment rental co-op
-Various admin tasks like answering phones, overseeing the database, checking info email, and overseeing interns
-Participate in community related events and outreach to promote organizational goals
- There will be occasional physical work, which involves working outdoors, and lifting up to 40 pounds
3-month probationary period
40 hours/week Salary will be determined based on qualifications
Staff reviews are every June
Side Street is closed on federal holidays
1 paid sick day a month cumulative (cap at 12 days)
10 paid vacation days per year
Please send Resume and Cover Letter to

Job Opportunity: Assistant Professor

VCUarts' Department of Painting + Printmaking ( is seeking an innovative and flexible artist and teacher with a broad intellectual approach to engaging research and contemporary practice underpinned by art historical knowledge of print making. Preferred candidate will have in-depth knowledge of lithography and the ability to connect printmedia in the expanded field.
This is a full time, 9-month, tenure-eligible position beginning August 16, 2015. Application Deadline: January 12, 2015

Job Opportunity: Ceramic Teaching Artist

ARTS is currently accepting applications from experienced Ceramic Teaching Artists for a part-time position on Wednesdays at a middle school in Mar Vista.

-Develop a sequential, standards-based curriculum in the arts
-Teach an arts discipline across multiple grade levels (6-8) for an entire school year
-Address the learning needs of diverse student populations
-Identify and plan cross curriculum connections in and across multiple subject areas
-Submit documentation of teaching practice, including curriculum and lesson plans
-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

Skills, Qualifications, Requirements:
-Minimum three years of teaching experience. Experience teaching art, during the school day, within in a public school setting is preferred. Work with low-income communities is also preferred. 
-Middle School experience preferred.
-BA degree in arts, education, community arts or relevant field of study. MA or MFA preferred.
-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

Please email a resume and cover letter to Elda Pineda, Program Director at with the following email subject line:
Hard copies will not be accepted. No phone calls please. 

ARTS is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of children by bringing arts education to underserved public schools and their communities. For more information, please visit our website at


Job Opportunity: Art and Framing Gallery Assistant

Assistant needed for art and framing gallery in the valley.

Must have an artistic eye, great customer service skills, be extremely punctual and be able to lift large, heavy framed artwork for installations.

Hours will be 8-hour shifts a few days a week. Candidates must have their own car and live nearby.

To apply, send cover letter and resume along with your availability via email at Only those candidates which we wish to interview will be contacted.

No phone calls please!