Program Manager


Arts at Blue Roof 

Program Manager [part-time]
This position works closely with and reports directly to the Executive Director

Arts at Blue Roof seeks a dynamic, community-minded onsite program manager to plan and develop community-based arts programming which includes our anchor program, “A Room of One’s Own,” a new artist residency launching in 2021, which offers free studio space and mentorship to woman-identified artists and creative makers. Located in Council District 9, priority will be given to residents in our immediate and adjacent communities. Public programs including art workshops, screenings, artist talks, and exhibitions are developed around this signature residency and tailored to the interests and abilities of each participating artist. All Arts at Blue Roof programs are free and open to the public.

The ideal Program manager understands that art and art-making are vital parts of the human experience. The Program Manager is patient and kind, inspired by the ideals of community, values art education, and is skilled  in planning and executing dynamic programming. If this describes you, we encourage you to apply.

About Arts at Blue Roof

Founded in 2016 by artist Galia Linn, Blue Roof Studios is a multidisciplinary art hub located in South Los Angeles that invites artists to work in an environment of creativity and community. Arts at Blue Roof is a nonprofit housed at Blue Roof Studios that is dedicated to providing free studio space to women and woman-identified artists, and to offering arts programming for the public. Through studio residencies, mentorship, and public programs, Arts at Blue Roof seeks to build long-term relationships with artists and audiences to support accessible arts programs and meaningful arts experiences for our community.

Key responsibilities of the Program Manager include:

  • Coordinates artist residency selection process including:
  • Drafting and promoting call for artists
  • Soliciting and organizing applications submissions
  • Inviting panelists to review applications
  • Notifying panelists and applicants who were not selected
  • Coordinates artist residencies on-site at Blue Roof Studios:
  • Facilitates studio use for selected artists
  • Identifies desired mentorship contacts and makes introductions
  • Secures program dates and facilitates permits and logistics for events
  • Identifies and contacts partners for fabrication support as needed
  • Coordinates with BRS staff to address access and facilities issues as they arise
  • Day to day public relations support including:
    press materials
    website updates
  • Program descriptions
  • Preparing/submitting regular e-blasts and website updates
  • Implementing social media plan
  • Coordinates with graphic designer, bookkeeper, and grant writer
  • Coordinates photo/video documentation for events as needed
  • Coordinates translators/transcription services as needed
  • Manages payables and receivables for vendors and artists related to the programming

Required skills and qualifications:

  • BA required, MA desired
  • MS Excel, Word, Google Forms required
  • Valid driver’s license, clean driving record, and access to a car as needed
  • Must be able to lift 25 lbs
  • Photoshop, Illustrator, WordPress desired
  • Preferred bilingual English/Spanish


This position is offered at a rate of $20/hour with an expected commitment of 10 hours per week, 50 weeks per year. Blue Roof Studios is located in the Florence neighborhood of historic South Central Los Angeles. Parking is provided free of charge. This is a contract position offered for a one-year term with the option to renew by mutual agreement.

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Expires: 2020-12-31


Arts at Blue Roof


Los Angeles


7392 S. Broadway Ave Los Angeles, CA 90003





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