Director, Center for Creative Workforce
- 6 days ago
- Employment type
- Full Time
- Marina Del Rey
- Closing date
About this organization
To ignite, expand, and transform the lives of Los Angeles’ low-income youth through photography and film education, and use our participatory storytelling practices to amplify the voices of underrepresented communities around the world.
About this job
Venice Arts seeks a versatile, accomplished, and committed Director for its Center for Creative Workforce Equity (CCWE), whose programs provide meaningful opportunities for creative, technical, and career pathways to Los Angeles County’s talented, low-income young people, ages 16-24. Reporting to the Executive Director, this position’s primary roles and responsibilities include:
Roles & responsibilities
Strategic Leadership & Management Oversight
• Steward the strategic growth and development of programs.
• Manage ongoing activities, with an emphasis on the Film & Digital Media pilot, a partnership with the LA County Department of Economic Opportunity, whose cyclical programs currently
1. Creative Conversations, a series with sector professionals.
2. Visual Storytelling, Production, and Editing Certificate, a paid, 160-hour program building creative and technical knowledge and skills, while preparing young people for paid internships.
3. The Creative Sector Internship program, with placement opportunities provided in a variety of creative companies.
4. The Editing Pre-Apprenticeship, including education/training and apprenticeship/early career placements.
• Assure the development and management of relationships with current and prospective employers, whether for career panels, mentorships, field trips, shadowing, or work-related placements.
• Build the CCWE Advisory Board through quarterly meetings and off-line relationships that allow them to contribute
• Assure CCWE’s teaching artists understand Venice Arts’ project based, experiential pedagogy and its program-specific curricula
• Oversee the development/refinement of curricula
• Supervise teaching faculty, the Creative Career Counselor, and the Program Coordinator
Reporting & Administration
• Complete required reports from select funders and provide stories and images to the Director of Grants, as requested
• Assure the efficient maintenance of all quantitative and qualitative program data, analyzing such data to assure the quality and impact of programs
The ideal candidate:
• Is a filmmaker, photographer, or multimedia artist with
exceptional technical knowledge/skill
• Demonstrates experience in arts education and curriculum
development; understanding of project-based learning a strong
plus and at least 5 years of teaching experience preferred
• Demonstrates an understanding of the range of career pathway
opportunities in the creative sector
• Understands the fundamentals of workforce development and
both the opportunities and challenges to creative sector
internships, apprenticeships, and early career job development
• Is an excellent people manager, working well with a team, as
well as independently
• Is well-organized, highly detailed oriented, and able to manage
multiple deadlines successfully
• Is comfortable analyzing visual, statistical, and anecdotal data
• Is an excellent verbal and written communicator
• Is entrepreneurial, resourceful, and flexible in a hands-on
• Possessing an M.A. an asset, but not required
Send résumé along with a brief (no more than 1 page) cover letter highlighting relevant experience to firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone inquiries or walk–ins. Work samples, syllabi samples, and additional information may be requested if an interview is scheduled.