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Art Employment Opportuntiy: Regional Program Manager

The Music Center, Performing Arts Center of Los Angeles County one of the nation’s premier performing arts institutions located in downtown Los Angeles has an immediate opening for a Regional Programs Manager.

Working under general direction and reporting to the Director of School Programs, the Regional Programs Manager will manage and administer student, teacher, and public sector arts programs including working closely with colleagues to design, implement, manage and evaluate arts programming in schools in assigned school district territory. Responsible for marketing arts education services and cultivating relationships with various education stakeholders including superintendents, district arts coordinators, teachers and parents, in order to foster school-wide and district-wide arts programming efforts including coordination all aspects of arts programming with artists and schools/agencies within assigned regions of Los Angeles County to facilitate arts education services. This position will works closely with other Music Center staff; school principals; district art coordinators; teachers, and parents. Must be able to work independently in assigned regions of Los Angeles County and develop relationships with local education stakeholders. Will maintains regular contact with schools, artists and teachers in order to ensure successful implementation of arts education programs.


1. Marketing
Collaborate and cultivate relationships within assigned school district and surrounding business community in order to identify and develop opportunities for arts education partnerships and alternative funding; Work closely with districts to identify needs, funding challenges and underrepresented schools; Market and sell directly to schools customized arts education program modules carefully formulating school profiles; Initiate contact with lapsed schools for continued participation; initiate contact with prospective new schools and agencies making presentations and developing business relationship; Provide outreach by organizing regional marketing events within areas of Los Angeles County to promote Music Center education initiatives and services; participate and make presentations at school functions and local business chamber meetings; Deliver presentations to schools, social service agencies, staff members and parents including creating and preparing all distributed materials; Participate in on-site Music Center education initiatives and marketing events as assigned.

2. Project Development, Program Implementation and Facilitation
Plan with artists and teachers to identify programming needs/curricular goals and design site-specific projects for each school/agency. Work collaboratively with artists, schools/agencies and other education staff to plan and refine program content, curriculum and logistics on an on-going basis; work closely with school/agency arts coordinators to select artists based on program objectives, budget, facilities and artist availability; Manage individual aspects of program implementation including preparing and presenting program proposals; creating and providing budget estimates to schools; and scheduling activities in coordination with artists, teachers and school/agency administrators; Manage the successful implementation of each in-school arts education program including facilitating on-site planning and evaluation meetings with teachers, artists and school/agency staff; attending events in schools, after-school programs, and social service agencies to observe and evaluate implementation; and regularly monitoring the progress of each project; Oversees data management for programs; maintains project database, budgets and statistics. Prepare, process, and distribute project documents to schools and artists in a timely manner. Verify activities and dates of services rendered and approves payments to artists. Prepare school invoicing and tracks payments.

3. Administrative/Organizational Maintenance and Development
Collect, compile and distribute evaluation materials completed by each school/agency; Assist with compilation and preparation of materials for grant applications and reporting; Maintain statistical data for year-end reports; Collaborate with other Music Center staff to update and prepare instructional materials and technical directions/instructions to reflect current educational guidelines, as needed; Work collaboratively with other staff to improve services and systems through participation in staff meetings; Participate in professional development to improve knowledge and understanding of artists, curriculum, program administration and program design; and associated skills and applications.

Required Qualifications and desired skills include:
Undergraduate degree in Business Management, Education, Public Administration, Arts Administration, Communications, in a related field of study; Minimum of three years experience in education and outreach activities plus one to two years experience in marketing; verifiable experience that involved networking with business organizations, including conducting presentations and solicitation meetings to potential clients; Entrepreneurial skills with demonstrated ability to identify opportunities for additional revenue streams and partnership; Solid knowledge of current arts education programming practices with ability to apply these to program design and implementation; Excellent facilitation and phone skills; strong interpersonal skills to work effectively with a wide variety of staff and outside representatives from the educational environment, artistic and political community; Ability to work both independently and collaboratively, forming solid business and colleague relationships as well as demonstrated ability to cultivate new relationships; ability to successfully network and develop and maintain professional relationships including support organizations, public agencies, and school districts; Ability to efficiently manage time and workload including planning, prioritizing, organizing; follow-through on a variety of tasks, assignments, projects and reports. Excellent skills in operating personal computer hardware and word processing, database management and spreadsheet software required. Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite and ACT! Database helpful.

Salary range: $48,000 to $52,000
Compensation package includes health and welfare benefits, vacation and sick days, 401(k) plan with employer contribution, plus more.

To be fully considered for this position please email your cover letter, resume, salary history to or fax to (213) 972-0721. Please include the name of the position in the subject line


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