Location: Carson, CA and Van Nuys, CA; Los Angeles County
Job Type: Part-time Contract work, Fall Semester 2023
Salary Range: $40 – $60 an hour
We are seeking a qualified and experienced Program Manager to lead the planning, development, promotion, and strategic and tactical oversight of 2 in-school residencies and 1 culminating event for our education and community engagement program. As the Program Manager, you will be responsible for overseeing the goals for the in-school residencies, which include creating 6 short films (3 per school site), as well as leading the planning for the culminating event.
You will be required to interview, hire, train, evaluate, and coach staff in assigned areas. You will be responsible for managing payroll and hours for staff, answering emails and calls from Lead Teaching artists, and facilitating/co-leading bi-weekly check-ins with teaching staff and Executive Director/Board. Additionally, you will engage and organize with the culminating event venue staff, work with the Executive Director to ensure program and event needs are met, and coordinate and organize schedules with Guest Speakers/Artists. You will also schedule key calendar events.
The ideal candidate must have at least 5 years of experience working in the creative arts field or as a professional artist, such as a playwright, actor, and/or director, and have experience working in a school setting and be sensitive to school cultures. Additionally, the candidate should have experience with working in non-profits and/or startups and be passionate about empowering underserved communities. They must have strong oral and written communication skills, be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, WorkFront (or other project management software), and possess strong relationship-building skills with the ability to work with a variety of people in various disciplines.
The candidate must be available for the summer training session and able to attend virtual bi-weekly staff meetings. They must also have reliable transportation to travel to and from school sites and organizations in Carson, CA and Van Nuys, CA; Los Angeles County. The candidate should have 2-4 years of relevant experience in project management at an agency, non-profit, startup, or retail organization and possess creative problem-solving skills.
bilingual (Spanish/English)is a plus, possess program management skills, marketing and social media skills, and be highly organized with scheduling and payroll management.
Plan, develop, and promote the education and community engagement program.
Oversee goals for the in-school residencies, including creating 6 short films (3 per school site).
Lead planning for the culminating event.
Interview, hire, train, evaluate, and coach staff in assigned areas.
Answer emails and calls from Lead Teaching artists.
Manage payroll/hours for staff.
Help deliver MDF’s education and community engagement programs, on a part-time, contract-work basis (Fall).
Facilitate/co-lead bi-weekly check-ins with teaching staff and Executive Director/Board.
Engage and organize with culminating event venue staff.
Work with Executive Director to ensure program and event needs are met.
Coordinate and organize schedules with Guest Speakers/Artists.
Schedule key calendar events.
About the Program:
The program meets 5 times a week for 10 weeks, then two weeks of filming and prep for their Culminating Screening Event. Classes are 90 minutes 2x week at the Carson location and 45 minutes 3x a week at the Van Nuys location.
The candidate will receive a competitive salary of $40 – $60 an hour and flexible work from home options will be available.
If you meet the qualifications and are interested in this opportunity, please apply with your resume and cover