ProjectArt is a leading out-of-school and residency program for artists and underserved K-12 students that provides innovative, creative, and effective approaches to teaching and learning through the visual arts in partnership with public libraries in 9 cities from coast to coast. Through the organization’s arts education, arts social practice residency in the public library, artists create new artwork inspired by our mission and the library as well as mentor youth who do not receive adequate access to art education in their school. ProjectArt defines underserved as those lacking adequate access to art programs and cultural opportunities because of economic conditions, race or ethnic background, geography, or disability. ProjectArt has a strong interest in projects that provide students with opportunities to think critically, problem-solve, work collaboratively, and communicate effectively as they mature into young adults.
Summary of Position:
The position comprises 20 hours a week and will manage the Los Angeles and San Francisco educational program for the 2021-2022 students and resident artists. Last year, ProjectArt held its programs virtually to assure the safety of our communities nationwide. The 2021-2022 year will consist of both in-person and virtual programming, as we work with our library partners to develop safe reopening strategies. The California Program Director will report to the Head of Programs and Executive Director and will work closely to continue developing the program in its fourth year in California.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Art Programs, students and families
Managing virtual teaching residencies for 3-5 artists.
Collecting and proofreading artists’ lesson plans.
Weekly communication with families.
Responsible for student enrollment, attendance, and roster updates and maintenance.
Occasionally joining and monitoring classes.
Serve as a liaison between The Library Staff, ProjectArt Artists, Community Partners, and Families.
Schedule meetings with Foundations and Donors where requested to develop lasting relationships.
Work with ProjectArt’s Development team to write grants, identify funding opportunities.
Connect and liaise with local feeder groups in order to bring students into the library/virtual classes.
Press Relations / Social Media: Connecting with Local Supporters
Cultivate corporate relationships to meet fundraising goals and targets
Tools: Slack, staff app, PA primary communication tool.
Troubling shooting class attendance app (training for app)
Conducting virtual studio visits with artists.
Assisting in the development and coordination of Final Resident and Student Exhibitions.
Help to recruit artists for the upcoming RFP process in summer 2021.
Exhibition invitations to Donors/ Supporters.
Weekly virtual conference meetings with NYC headquarters.
Natural willingness and discipline to work both with our team and independently.
Collaborate and be flexible in a fast-paced team environment.
PROCEDURE FOR APPLICATION: Applicants MUST be either Los Angeles or San Francisco based. The rate for the position is 23$/hour, and comes with 3 weeks paid vacation/ health insurance/ 1 week off between Christmas and New Years. Applicants should submit a resume, cover letter, and three references. Applications due by July 1st, and will be reviewed by the organization’s senior management. This position is for immediate hire. Please email a resume and accompanying materials to firstname.lastname@example.org Subject line: California Program Director