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COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT OFFICER

Pacific Opera Project (POP), a dynamic, non-profit arts organization in Los Angeles, CA is looking for a Community Engagement Officer to develop and oversee day-to-day operations of POP’s education program and related outreach and support. In this role, they will help achieve POP’s mission of being accessible, affordable, and entertaining.


This versatile, creative, proactive, and collaborative individual will be an experienced cultural engagement professional with a deep knowledge of and passion for LA’s arts education and cultural communities. 


Reporting directly to POP’s Executive Director, the Community Engagement Officer would manage all programmatic content aspects of POP’s education events and be the staff representative for POP Board of Directors’ Outreach Committee.


The individual will serve as the primary liaison for school districts and partner organizations. They will cultivate and foster partner relationships, design curriculum, organize volunteers, and hire artists to further POP’s relationships in our community. 


PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

  • Develop and manage program content that is reflective of the diverse Los Angeles County community.

  • Conduct ongoing research of best practices (including event attendance, partner/artist meetings, site visits, etc.)

  • Develop an action plan for getting and tracking baseline audience demographics with annual assessments to identify segments of the community that are “missing” from POP’s audience. 

  • Manage program content budgets and deliver events on budget.

  • Supervise POP artists, interns, and recruit/train volunteers for POP outreach and education events.

  • Keep the Executive Director and chair of the Outreach Committee informed of work progress and potential problems and opportunities.

  • Provide support with all fundraising efforts related to education and outreach programs (i.e. funding research, grant writing/reports, compiling data and visual materials, letters of support, soliciting donations from local businesses, etc.)

  • Maintain a master calendar afterschool programs.

  • Promote programs through POP website, print media and social media, and in-person events; Write copy for e-newsletter, website, print, and social media.

  • Develop and maintain an archive of previous lesson plans, classes, instructors, students, surveys, and images. Find innovative ways to distribute these materials widely.

  • Reach out to and connect with educators, thought leaders, religious readers, communities leaders and artistic leaders for partnerships and dialogue 

  • Analyze effectiveness of program goals,objectives and outcomes on an annual basis.


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: (Applicants must demonstrate the following qualifications)


  • 2+ years of education program management experience in the arts is strongly preferred.

  • Track record of collaborating with diverse groups of people.

  • Track record of success in program management and sensitivity to and understanding of the needs and interests of diverse artists and participants.

  • Ability to multi-task and maintain calm composure with a positive attitude.

  • Spanish language proficiency is desired but not essential.

  • Budgeting skills are required.

  • Self Starter with good communication and interpersonal skills


POP believes that the most marginalized people in society — including people of color, women and LGBTQ people — must be centered in the work we do. Hence, we strongly encourage applications from people with these identities or who are members of other marginalized communities.


SALARY: Position will start at 25 hrs/week with a weekly rate of $600. This will increase to 30 hrs/week and a weekly rate of $720 in August with the intention of growing the position to a full-time, $50,000/year salary.


HOW TO APPLY:


To be considered, please submit a cover letter, resume and references to ed@pacificoperaproject.com with “Community Engagement Officer” in the subject line. Applications will be reviewed and interviews set up on a rolling basis. Final deadline March 1, 2021 with a projected start date: April 1, 2021.


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