Program Manager


The Alliance for California Traditional Arts (ACTA), one of the nation’s leading traditional arts nonprofit organizations, seeks to hire a full-time, exempt Program Manager based out of its San Francisco office at the famed Presidio. Program Managers work in teams to implement ACTA’s range of programs throughout the state. The Bay Area-based Program Manager will be the lead manager of ACTA’s statewide Apprenticeship Program, working with a program team on the Living Cultures Program and the Traditional Arts Roundtable Series, among other duties.

This Program Manager works in close collaboration with the program team working throughout the state. The position will combine remote work with onsite and in person presence connecting and building relationships with artists, cultural organizations and funders in the Bay Area and statewide.

ACTA’s salaries are benchmarked to Fair Pay California Nonprofits and provide excellent benefits. The salary range for this position is $65,580-$87,500.

For more than 20 years, ACTA’s Apprenticeship Program has supported California’s cultural traditions with mentor/apprentice contracts made to outstanding traditional artists and practitioners. The program encourages the continuity of the state’s thriving traditional arts and cultures by contracting mentor artists to offer intensive, one-on-one training to eligible apprentices. Each contract supports a period of concentrated learning for apprentices who demonstrate a committed engagement with, and a talent for, a specific traditional art form or cultural practice.

The Living Cultures Grant Program seeks to sustain and strengthen traditional arts in the state of California with grants to California-based nonprofits and tribal entities, as well as other organizations who work with fiscal sponsors and individuals. Projects may involve any genre of traditional art, including but not limited to dance, music, foodways, material arts, and oral traditions.

Since 2008, our Traditional Arts Roundtable Series has been designed to strengthen intercultural traditional arts networks and to offer opportunities for traditional and tradition-based artists and arts advocates to learn from one another through dialogue, technical assistance, networking, and sharing of community-based arts and culture.

For more information, see the job description, which includes job duties, qualifications, wages and benefits information, and instructions on how to apply. The position is currently available and will remain open until filled.

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Expires: 2023-07-20


Alliance for California Traditional Arts
(415) 346-5200


SF Bay Area


The Presidio, P.O. Box 29096, San Francisco, CA 94129




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