Artists At Work Field Administrative Fellow

THE OFFICE performing arts + film

About Artists At Work

Artists At Work is a workforce resilience program in the spirit of the WPA and is designed to support the rebuilding of healthy communities through artistic civic engagement. Administered by THE OFFICE performing arts + film, Artists At Work provides artists working in different disciplines in a given community with a living wage and health care to keep making art; AAW also provides support to cultural organizations and arts workers in that community to host and work with those artists, and connects both artists and organizations to local initiatives in areas like youth mental health, suicide prevention, food justice, prison reform, youth at risk, sustainability and environmental justice.

About the Fellowship

THE OFFICE performing arts + film seeks a skilled graduate student or early career professional with a focus on social practice and an appreciation of the arts to join our Artists At Work team in Los Angeles County. The AAW Fellowship seeks to address the underrepresentation of BIPOC individuals in key roles in the culture sector.

Successful applicants must be detail-oriented, organized, and collaborative problem solvers. The AAW Field Administrative Fellow in Los Angeles County will be our on the ground liaison and excited to support the existing creative economy of the region and provide local place-based knowledge to the team. This position will primarily work remotely, but may have the opportunity to work at some in person events and meetings.

Responsibilities

Working directly with the Managing Director, Artists At Work and THE OFFICE’s AAW team as an on-the-ground liaison and key administrator of the AAW program in Los Angeles County, primary responsibilities of the AAW Field Administrative Fellow will include, but are not limited to:

  • Support the OFFICE’s AAW team (based in NYC), in the implementation and evaluation of the program in Los Angeles County, including research, scheduling and coordination of meetings and workshops; administration of participant surveys; coordination of content for learning management system for participating artists; and program impact evaluation;

  • Play a vital role in communication with all participants in AAW LA County – Artists and organizational partners (aka Culture Hubs + Social Impact Initiatives) – and field requests regarding their projects in progress, including research, outreach and social media content creation, event logistics and planning, etc;

  • Research and advise on local community and cultural landscape;

  • With guidance from THE OFFICE’s AAW team, coordinate and participate in meetings between the full regional cohort and smaller triads to assess the ongoing impact and working relationships between all participants and overall cohesion among the cohort;

  • Work with AAW interns (local and national);

  • Participate in professional development activities via Artists At Work workshops and mentorship from THE OFFICE’s AAW team;

  • Other duties as assigned.

Requirements

We are seeking an individual who is passionate about the arts with an interest in equitable creative placemaking, social or community-integrated art practices.

There is no minimum educational requirement for this position but candidates who would most benefit from this 13-month position include: recent graduates, current graduate students, early career individuals with experience in and interest in pursuing arts and culture work.

The ideal candidate must be able to demonstrate skills in the following areas:

  • A demonstrated knowledge of the arts and cultural communities local to Los Angeles County;

  • A passion for the arts and a belief in the power of arts and culture to serve as a force for social change;

  • A demonstrated ability to work collaboratively as part of a team;

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with the ability to consider the perspectives of multiple communities and a diverse array of stakeholders and work toward solutions that benefit the organization and all partners involved;

  • Impeccable attention to detail and excellent organizational, planning, prioritizing, and time management skills;

  • Strong computer skills essential; intermediate to advanced Excel user;

  • Proficient in social media platforms including Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and TikTok.

Compensation

The AAW Field Administrative Fellow (Los Angeles County) is a full-time position, with health benefits, primarily working remotely. Compensation will be $40,840 for a thirteen month term starting on or about November 1, 2021 and ending December 31, 2022.

THE OFFICE performing arts + film is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to building a culturally diverse staff and an inclusive work environment, and strongly encourages people of all backgrounds, abilities, gender expressions, ethnicities, races, sexual orientations, religions, and nationalities to apply.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should submit résumé and cover letter in a single Word or PDF document saved as candidate’s first and last name with subject AAW Fellow (Los Angeles County) to artistsatwork@theofficearts.com. Only résumés and cover letters submitted in this format will be reviewed. Deadline for applications is October 19, 2021. No phone calls, please.

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Posted on October 12