Social and Public Art Resource Center (SPARC) is a community-based non-profit arts organization founded in 1976 by muralist Judith F. Baca, filmmaker Donna Deitch and artist Christina Schlesinger. SPARC is dedicated to producing, presenting and preserving public artworks in Los Angeles neighborhoods. The organization is best known for its work in hundreds of Los Angeles neighborhoods at a grassroots level to produce the rich legacy of Los Angeles murals. In 2021, SPARC’s primary focus is supporting the creation of an additional half-mile of mural in the Los Angeles River for the Great Wall of Los Angeles that will interpret California history from the 1960s to 2020. Through the Great Wall Institute, it will extend opportunities for artists, youth, scholars and community historians to collaborate on creating a critical artistic interpretation of the decades. SPARC is a fast–paced, project driven organization that is dedicated to remaining responsive to community needs as it advances programming out of its headquarters in Venice, CA, and its neighborhood partners.
Job Description: The Operations Director will oversee all operational functions of the organization. The Operations Director will coordinate and execute the organization’s daily operational needs. They will oversee the management of the SPARC facility, staff scheduling and coordination, technical support, and provide coordination of art installations and events. The Operations Director will support the completion of all projects. They will plan, direct, coordinate operational activities at the highest level of management, and support staff towards the timely completion of milestones anticipating any potential delays to keep projects within budgetary requirements.
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Requirements and Qualifications
This is a full-time position with a competitive benefits package. Salary commensurate with experience.
Salary range staring at $60k plus benefits.
Submitting an Application: Please submit a resume, cover letter and 3 references to firstname.lastname@example.org. In your cover letter please tell us why you would be a good fit for the position.