LA River Public Art Project,

Grant Writer

1 month ago
Employment type
Part-time contractor
Closing date

About this organization

Founded in 2014, LA River Public Art Project combines advocacy, public policy, and the arts to re-present the river we share. We believe that dynamic public art is the ideal platform for focusing public attention on the Los Angeles River. Together, we can right the environmental wrongs that have befallen the river and reclaim it for creative and community-led projects. Through planning, conversation, and art-driven engagement, we work to honor the founding communities of this historic landscape, use art to raise the voices of underserved communities, and support the vibrant neighborhoods the river flows through.

About this job

A fantastic opportunity to work with a great team of progressive arts professionals.

We pursue 1-2 grants per month, co-working remotely as well as working individually on tasks.

Hours flexible/ Compensation negotiable.

Compensation commensurate with experience.

Roles & responsibilities

Main responsibilities:

-research and organize grant opportunities

-maintain a grant calendar and frequent use files

-coordinate grant work with the Executive Director to assure timely completion of each grant in advance of grant deadlines

-prepare draft submissions

-coordinate with the Executive Director [ED] to assess grant opportunities, prepare grants, submit all files, and review final submissions

Additional responsibilities:

Manage the Grants Calendar for ED & Board review

Quarterly Grant Report for Board Meetings

Support Development Outreach and Fundraising Efforts

Inform the ED of Fulfillment tasks when grants are awarded; track in the Grants Dashboard

Manage all account systems for grant submissions and portal access

Request the appropriate programmatic and organizational data from the ED with regularity to ensure all data in submissions is accurate


Minimum 5 years experience as a grant writer for non-profit arts and culture orgs

Excellent communication and writing / copywriting skills

Self-starting, able to organize and complete tasks in advance of deadlines

Digital organization skills - familiar with various grant giver portals

Fluent in GoogleOffice/ GoogleMeet

Degree qualification not necessary if writing strength is exhibited

To apply

Please submit resume and a brief letter of interest in the body of an email to: