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Full time position: Operations Manager  – 18th Street Arts Center

18th Street Arts Center is seeking to hire an Operations Manager (Full-time, Permanent) to join our small team of arts professionals. You will be in charge of providing leadership for the smooth functioning of our nonprofit artist residency center, which involves maintaining a harmonious and welcoming environment for guest artists and long term resident artists on our two campuses of studios in Santa Monica. 

You will interface with our CFO and bookkeepers on bill payment, schedule and supervise our facility maintenance contractors, and oversee artist studio rental turnovers, and leasing.  

Successful candidates will have 3 years prior experience in property management, a solid understanding of financial management, and excellent hospitality skills.

About 18th Street Arts Center

18th Street Arts Center (18SAC) is a hub for artistic innovation that actively nurtures the work of contemporary artists from all disciplines at various career stages. Through our multi-tiered residency program, 18SAC supports artistic creation, innovation, collaboration, and growth. We fulfill our mission through two key programs: 1) a Residency Program that fosters inter-cultural collaboration and dialogue, and 2) a Public Program that engages the public through exhibitions with supporting events and publications. We host 30+ visual and performing artists from the United States and abroad annually and are one of the largest artist residency centers in the nation. And we provide long term studios to LA Based artists year round. 18SAC is also home to several arts organizations, which add to the vibrancy of the arts center including, Highways Performance Space, Dance Alive, and EZTV. During our 33 year history, 18SAC has served over 8,000 American artists and over 600 international artists from 61 countries. 

More information here: www.18thstreet.org

Operations Manager Responsibilities include:

  • Provide leadership in managing the facilities for the organization
  • Communicate in a timely manner with artists-in-residence about their stay with us
  • Plan and oversee scheduled and unscheduled maintenance and repairs
  • Maintain, implement, and update operational policies and procedures
  • Oversee facility-specific budgets, reporting, planning, and auditing
  • Ensure legal and regulatory documents are filed and monitor compliance with laws and regulations
  • Track and collect rents from tenants
  • Make bank deposits
  • Identify and address problems and opportunities for the company.
  • Build and maintain positive relationships with our vendors and contractors

Operations Manager Requirements:

  • 5 years experience in multi-tenant facilities management, or related field
  • Experience in management, operations, and leadership.
  • Experience with general finance and budgeting, including profit and loss, balance sheet and cash-flow management.
  • Ability to build consensus and relationships among staff, artists, and contractors.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Solid understanding of building facilities systems

Salary Range: $50,000 – $60,000 with benefits

Deadline to Apply: June 15, 2021 

To Apply for the position please upload the following documents to our application form:

https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/a111fd5d1e284902bfe0831777de5954

  1. Cover letter
  2. Current Resume
  3. Three professional references 

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INTERNSHIPS

We are looking for motivated, creative, and enthusiastic interns with strong writing, visual, and organizational abilities to help support and share 18th Street Arts Centers exhibitions and programs.  Interns will get to work with a small, collaborative staff, with lots of creative freedom and mentor support to pursue your ideas.  Working with local and international artists and audiences, interns will learn how to communicate with a broad arts community. The internship provides an excellent opportunity to gain experience in the field of arts administration and to get first-hand experience working with our artists in residence as well as our exhibiting artists, developing exhibitions and public programs, and creating and sustaining an online audiences.

CURATORIAL INTERNSHIP

Supervisor: Assistant Curator / Artist Residency Coordinator

TIME COMMITMENT: Minimum 3-month commitment of 12 hours per week. Schedule is flexible.

  • Participation in data collection and program review of AiR and adjacent communities

  • Support artists with research, production, and installation of artwork and artist-facing events including Creative Roundtable and Professional Development

  • Support with correspondence and documentation related to projects and the creation of programmatic content for grants and press releases

  • Review and recommend program applicants for residency opportunities

  • Support public-facing events including receptions, screenings, performances, and talks

TO APPLY: Apply here.  Upload a cover letter and resume. Specify “Curatorial Intern” on the application.

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EVENTS INTERNSHIP

Supervisor: Deputy Director and the Events Specialist

TIME COMMITMENT: Minimum 3-month commitment of 12 hours per week. Schedule is flexible.  

  • Learn how to design and produce events and assist in production of Family workshops, artist and curator panels, AiR studio visits and professional development

  • Gathering information for upcoming events and artists: artist bios, images of artists’ work, designing event signage, 

  • Development of event schedules, communicating with artists and other community partners, program evaluation and observational evaluations, and supporting other event logistics

  • Design capabilities a plus (Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, etc)

This internship will run from June 7 to August 6, 2021.

TO APPLY: Apply here.  Upload a cover letter and resume. Specify “Events Intern” on the application.

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COMMUNICATIONS INTERNSHIP

Supervisor: Deputy Director and the Communications Associate 

TIME COMMITMENT: Minimum 3-month commitment of 12 hours per week. Schedule is flexible.

  • Support public events, developing and dissemination of all the marketing materials for print, web, and social media channels, including post-event follow-up and evaluation.

  • Build and maintain the Social Media Posting Schedule, which includes performing artist research

  • Gathering information for upcoming events and artists: artist bios, images of artists’ work, crafting posts across social media platforms

  • Track communications coverage and metrics, creating weekly and monthly reports.

  • Design capabilities a plus (Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, etc)

TO APPLY: Apply here.  Upload a cover letter and resume. Specify “Communications Intern” on the application.

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DESIGN INTERN

SUPERVISOR: Deputy Director

TIME COMMITMENT: Minimum 3-month commitment of 12 hours per week. Schedule is flexible.

  • Work on catalogues, artists books, showcards, ads, logos and branding with lots of creative freedom in a collaborative environment.

  • Must be proficient with a widely used design software – Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Sketch, or Invision.

  • Gain valuable professional experience working within an arts organization on print and digital design

  • Pursue your ideas with lots of creative freedom as you work with work with a very collaborative staff and dozens of fascinating artists

TO APPLY: Apply here. Upload a cover letter and resume, along with writing samples and/or social media handles. Provide links to a portfolio with at least 5 different format designs for print and web. Select “Design Intern” on the application.

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DEVELOPMENT INTERN

SUPERVISOR: Executive Director and Executive Assistant

TIME COMMITMENT: Minimum 3-month commitment of 8 hours per week. Schedule is flexible.

  • Assist with special events, communications, and support our team in all areas of fundraising

  • Assist with donor relations, event planning, prospect research and outreach, and fundraising strategy. 

  • Intern will gain valuable training and real world experience on NationBuilder platforms.

TO APPLY: Apply here.  Upload a cover letter and resume. Specify “Development Intern” on the application.

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Culture Mapping 90404 INTERN

SUPERVISOR: Deputy Director

TIME COMMITMENT: Minimum 3-month commitment of 10 hours per week. Schedule is flexible.

LOCATION: Santa Monica, CA. Partial telecommuting.

  • Edit interviews and upload description and data to Culture Mapping 90404 map
  • Upload information to ArcGIS/ESRI, our website interface
  • Support the development of storytables 
  • Support Advisory Council events
  • Brainstorm ideas for how to archive the map’s raw data and future caretaking of the map
  • Review archival material and assist with digitizing relevant material to add to the map

TO APPLY: Apply here.  Upload a cover letter and resume. Specify “Culture Mapping 90404 Intern” on the application.

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VIDEO/ PHOTOGRAPHY INTERN

REPORTS TO: Deputy Director

TIME COMMITMENT: Minimum 3-month commitment of 10 hours per week. Schedule is flexible.

  • Direct, shoot, and edit short trailers for social media
  • Photograph artist exhibitions
  • Pursue your ideas with lots of creative freedom as you work with work with a very collaborative staff and dozens of fascinating artists

TO APPLY: Apply here.  Upload a cover letter and resume. Please provide links to a portfolio, sizzle reel, social media handles or video channels along with your application. Specify “Video/Photography Intern” on the application.

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RESIDENT ARTIST INTERNSHIPS

Occasionally, our resident artists here at 18th Street have need for internships. Opportunities are available below. Please be in touch with the resident artists directly; 18th Street Arts Center does not administer or oversee these internships.

There are currently no resident artist internships available at 18th Street Arts Center. Please check back!

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