The Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts (MKF) furthers Mike Kelley’s philanthropic work and honors his legacy through grants for innovative projects that reflect his multifaceted artistic practice. The Foundation’s Artist Project Grants provide support to Los Angeles non-profit institutions and organizations for projects with visual artists. The goal is to benefit visual artists and arts organizations alike, and to support compelling, inventive, and risk-taking work in any medium.
The Grants Manager oversees day-to-day and project-specific operations of the Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts Artistic Project Grants. The Grants Manager serves as the initial point of contact for grantees and/or potential grantees; works with a variety of non-profit arts institutions to develop grant applications; maintains grant cycle calendar, publicity and promotion of grant programs; and directly supports the Executive Director on grant-related projects, reports and requests, including preparing communications for various stakeholders including staff, Board of Directors, grantees, and the wider philanthropic community. The position is also responsible for processing all grants and agreements throughout their lifecycle from pre- to post-award and for ensuring proper due diligence and compliance. Duties involve record keeping with attention to accuracy and regulatory compliance, as well as the ability to envision, recommend, and implement process improvements. This is a part-time, exempt position with benefits.