Turnaround Arts California,

Program Manager

21 days ago
Employment type
full-time, hybrid
Los Angeles
Closing date

About this organization

Founded in 2014 by renowned architect Frank Gehry and arts education advocate Malissa Shriver, Turnaround Arts: California is a nonprofit organization that collaborates with California’s public schools to integrate the arts into the classroom and beyond. The focus of TA:CA’s work is to build the capacity of teachers and principals to leverage the arts in creating equity and access for all students, and to support whole-school transformation through the arts. TA:CA partners with 22 schools that serve marginalized communities, located from the state’s southern to northern borders with representation in 16 school districts, reaching 15,000+ students through 750+ trained teachers and staff. We are proud to also partner with Turnaround Arts National, based at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

About this job

We are seeking to hire a full-time Program Manager to play a key role in creating and implementing Turnaround Arts: California programs and processes across our network. This includes overseeing the Strategic Arts Plan, grants to schools, and agreements and partnerships with schools, community organizations and artists statewide. The Program Manager reports directly to the Director of Program and Strategy, and works collaboratively with the entire team.

The ideal candidate should have experience partnering with public schools, strong organizational skills, and the ability to work well collaboratively and independently. The successful candidate is also highly committed to social justice and creating equitable educational opportunities through the arts. Finally, they have a personal or professional connection to the arts in its many forms.

Roles & responsibilities

Strategic Arts Planning & Grant Administration to Schools

● Manage the annual school Strategic Arts Planning process and grants program to increase user-friendliness and achieve meaningful impact.

● Support coaches and schools throughout the Strategic Arts Planning process. In coordination with the Senior Program Manager, train Regional Coaches to effectively utilize the Strategic Arts Planning process with partner schools.

● Organize and review grant proposals, issue grant agreement letters and oversee school reporting about the grants’ impact. Refine process as needed.

● Develop and maintain relationships with community arts organizations whose services align with partner schools’ interests and needs. Facilitate relationships between schools and arts partners. Create and manage contracts and payments to organizations according to grant agreements.

Teacher Leadership Development

● In collaboration with Regional Coaches, oversee and support (remotely and on-site) the development of effective and sustainable Arts Leadership Teams at each school.

● Contribute to the development, implementation, and evaluation of network-wide retreats for school partners which build community, and motivate and equip Arts Leadership Teams to lead for change and equity through the arts at their individual school sites.

● With support from the Program and Communications Coordinator, write and distribute a monthly newsletter for school Arts Leadership Teams, or other forms of communications as appropriate. Program Administration, Operations & Special Projects

● Contribute to program budgeting, spending reports, and other financial documentation as needed. Contribute to grant proposals and reporting, in support of the Executive Director and Development and Communications Manager.

● As needed, oversee Special Events and Projects at partner schools, including public art projects, Turnaround Artist visits, and other high profile events. To ensure success, facilitate collaboration with artists, school partners, TA:CA staff and board.



● A minimum 4 years of relevant experience, including experience building successful partnerships with public schools and communities who have been under-resourced and marginalized.

● Bachelor's degree or equivalent preferred.

● Demonstrated experience to perform the job responsibilities outlined above.

To apply

Visit our website for full job description, compensation package and how to apply. https://turnaroundartsca.org/careers/

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