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new JOB LISTINGS

SHG has three new positions for hire: Community Engagement Coordinator, Program Coordinator, and Studio Coordinator!

Scroll down to view the full description of each position and qualifications. Prospective candidates must email a cover letter and resume to executivedirector@selfhelpgraphics.com (add the name of the position in the email subject line).
The first round of reviews will begin August 16, 2019
. All open positions will remain posted until filled.

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Community Engagement Coordinator

Reports to Director of Artistic Programs and Education

With accountabilities to Executive Director

Full-Time, Hourly $19.23 per hour; 40 hours/week

Medical benefits, 10 days PTO

Summary

The Community Engagement Coordinator is responsible for Self Help Graphics external facing community programming and partnerships, including but not limited to the SHG Youth Committee, Boyle Heights-based coalition work, and local arts and civic engagement initiatives.  The Coordinator works closely with the Director of Artistic Programs and Education to support planning and implementation of community arts programming and interfaces with community members, nonprofit and government partners, and represents SHG in the community. 

This is a full-time position and will average 40 hours a week over the course of the year. This is a programmatic, administrative, and community-facing position and requires some weekends and evenings based on programming calendar. 

Program

  • Oversee community-based programming and work closely with the Director of Artistic Programs and Education on the planning and implementation of programs and public activations. 

  • Oversee Youth Committee, including recruitment, annual retreat and year-round programming. 

  • Work closely with coalition partners and represent SHG in the Invest in Youth and Eastside LEADS coalitions. 

  • Schedule and deploy SHG teaching artists for public programming and work closely with them to ensure curriculum and participant experience quality. 

  • Act as the main bridge for SHG to the broader local community’s needs, issues and concerns to inform SHG’s external programming. 

  • Track budget on programming and ensure responsible and effective use of resources.

  • Create, manage and maintain a database of community partners within and outside of Boyle Heights.

  • Ensure SHG's programming goals/ expectations/ limitations are clearly communicated to partners.

  • Represent SHG in advocacy circles, including but not limited to LA arts sector and more. 

  • Provide support during major events such as Dia de los Muertos, Annual Print Fair SHG-led gatherings like the bi-annual Print Summit, fundraising events and marketplaces and assist the Program Manager in volunteer management. 

Communications

  • Work with Communications Consultant to document and capture program content to share on all online channels, including social media and website. 

  • Coordinate with Director of Artistic Programs and Education and Development Associate as needed to ensure program deliverables and documentation obligations are being met. 

Administrative

  • Work with Program and Admin Coordinator to manage attendance tracking for SHG community programs by contributing to shared tracking document on a regular basis for DataArts annual survey and grant fulfillment information. 

  • Work closely with Executive Director and Development Associate on reporting and documentation for specific grant-supported community-based initiatives. 

  • Ensure teaching artists for community engagement programming submit invoices and are compensated in a timely manner. 

Qualifications: 

  • Experience in arts administration, art education, social practice. Degree in Arts Administration is a plus

  • 1-2 years in arts programming, including program development and implementation and budget management

  • Bilingual in Spanish and English preferred

  • Teaching artist experience is a plus

  • Ability to manage simultaneous projects with varying deadlines

  • Strong public speaking skills 

  • Excellent communication skills, strong organizational skills, and attention to detail

  • Dependable and adaptable

  • A resourceful problem-solver who is able to meet deadlines and make clear decisions in the moment

  • Emotional maturity, integrity, enthusiasm; ability to deal sensitively with community members

  • Functional ease with Google Suite, Office Suite: XL, Word

  • Has the ability to interact constructively and cooperatively with others in a fast-paced environment, i.e., organization personnel, board members, donors, volunteers, youth

Physical Requirements

The employee must have normal visual acuity at near and far distance with correction and hear the spoken word with correction. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to sit and to work at a computer as well as walk, and perform some duties while standing, particularly during events and programming. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move heavy objects or boxes weighing 25 lbs or more. 

Self Help Graphics & Art

Founded in 1973 in the heart of East Los Angeles, Self Help Graphics and Art is dedicated to the production, interpretation and distribution of prints and other art media by Chicana/o and Latina/o artists. Our multi-disciplinary, inter-generational programs promote artistic excellence and empower our community by providing access to space, tools, training and capital.


Program and Administrative Coordinator

Reports to Executive Director

With accountabilities to Director of Artistic Programs and Education

Part-time, hourly $19.23 per hour; approximately 20 hours/week

Summary

The Program and Admin Coordinator is responsible for administrative aspects of programming, including but not limited to offsite and onsite workshops, and special events. The Coordinator oversees logistics and implementation of Barrio Mobile Art Studio (BMAS) and other for-hire projects and is the first contact with potential partners and clients. The Coordinator works closely with the Director of Artistic Programs and Education to support program planning and execution. Coordinator also works closely with the Communications Consultant to support all online channels for program outreach purposes. The position is the main administrative support in customer service, including fielding external inquiries in person, via phone and online, and provides general administrative support to the full office as needed. 


This is a part-time position, and will average 20 hours a week over the course of the year with more hours during heavy program seasons like Dia de los Muertos and other major events. This is a programmatic, administrative, and services-oriented position. 

Program

  • Actively seek out and support planning and coordination of arts services and for-hire contracts, including Barrio Mobile Art Studio and commissioned special projects. 

  • Track revenue and expenses on arts services and for-hire contracts to provide trend analysis of net income over time;  invoice clients in a timely manner and follow up as necessary. 

  • Serve as a contact point and support for clients who are interested in partnering with SHG to enhance their events and programs through for-hire art services 

  • Support Program Manager with management of serigraph print inventory for sale and archive onsite and in offsite storage. 

  • Maintain teaching artist contact list and coordinate artist schedules for art services programming

  • Support Director of Artistic Programs to coordinate schedule of public workshops and ensure materials and supplies are ready for each occurence. 

  • Manage programming and workshop registration, maintain programming supply inventory. 

  • Provide support during major events such as Dia de los Muertos, SHG-led gatherings like the bi-annual Print Summit, fundraising events and marketplaces and assist the Program Manager in volunteer management. 

  • When needed, support Program Manager in overseeing and updating of online serigraph print database; work with interns to update on an annual basis. 

  • Maintain communication with artist vendors, coordinate marketplace sign-ups, onsite program layout and collect payment. 

Communications

  • Work with Communications Consultant to capture and create content for all online channels, including social media and website. 

  • Coordinate with Development Associate to ensure digital fund development initiatives are executed successfully across all channels, including year-end appeal. 

Administrative

  • Support attendance tracking by contributing to shared tracking document on a regular basis for DataArts annual survey and grant fulfillment information. 

  • Support implementation of onsite and offsite fundraising events and initiatives.

  • Work closely with Executive Director and Development Associate on annual mailings and other fund development campaigns. 

  • Manage general information email account, filter and send communications to appropriate person on staff. 

Qualifications: 

  • Experience in arts administration, art education and/or art-based community programming.

  • Client/customer service experience is a plus.

  • Ability to manage simultaneous projects with varying deadlines.

  • Excellent communication skills, strong organizational skills, and attention to detail; dependable and adaptable

  • A resourceful problem-solver who is able to meet deadlines and make clear decisions in the moment

  • Emotional maturity, integrity, enthusiasm; ability to deal sensitively and confidentially with master printers and artists.

  • Functional ease with Google Suite, Office Suite: XL, Word

  • Has the ability to interact constructively and cooperatively with others in a fast-paced environment, i.e., organization personnel, board members, donors, volunteers, youth

Physical Requirements

The employee must have normal visual acuity at near and far distance with correction and hear the spoken word with correction. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to sit and to work at a computer as well as walk, and perform some duties while standing, particularly during events and programming. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move heavy objects or boxes weighing 25 lbs or more. 


Self Help Graphics & Art

Founded in 1973 in the heart of East Los Angeles, Self Help Graphics and Art is dedicated to the production, interpretation and distribution of prints and other art media by Chicana/o and Latina/o artists. Our multi-disciplinary, inter-generational programs promote artistic excellence and empower our community by providing access to space, tools, training and capital.


Studio Coordinator

Reports to Director of Artistic Programs and Education 

Part-time, hourly $19.23 per hour; approximately 20 hours/week


The Studio Coordinator reports directly to the Director of Artistic Programs and Education and is responsible for keeping the serigraph studios in good working order and preparing for each print edition scheduled in the space. Through a helpful and welcoming presence, the Studio Coordinator sets the tone for artists coming into the studio by effectively communicating in advance and throughout the artist’s time in the studio with the Master Printer. The Studio Coordinator is invested in learning about printmaking and apprenticing with rotating Master Printers. 

This is a part-time position and will average 20 hours a week over the course of the year with more hours during scheduled print production in the studio and fewer hours/week when the studio is not in use. This is an artistic, technical, administrative, and services-oriented position. 

The Studio Coordinator must be highly organized, reliable, and responsible with time management, and provide support to Master Printers to ensure maximum efficiency and organization for the publishing of prints via the Professional Print Program (PPP) at Self Help Graphics and Art. 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: 
Studio + Programming

  • Work closely with the Director of Artistic Programs and Education to support PPP programming in the serigraph studio by providing recommendations for studio improvements, materials and equipment updates and inventory of all supplies

  • Communicate with Master Printers, Director of Artistic Programs and Education and visiting artists to ensure production flow.

  • Communicate with artists to make sure that they are prepared for their scheduled week in the studio, including submitting and tracking color and film separation orders when requested

  • Plan and support successful print publications from ordering materials to setting up the studio. 

  • Manages studio, equipment, orders and maintains inventory throughout the year to support PPP programming

  • Maintain and manage studio facility and equipment needs in partnership with Master Printers and Director of Artistic Programs and Education. 

  • Work with the Director of Artistic Programs and the Program Manager to ensure the proper care and storage of prints

  • Maintains safety standards for the studio and reinforces them as needed

  • Represents SHG periodically at local, regional and national convenings


Administrative

  • Works closely with the Director of Artistic Programs and Education and Executive Director to develop studio materials budget, prioritize planning, monitors progress and inventory to remain within the approved budget

  • Communicates with administrative staff regarding any problems or challenges for immediate resolution in order to maintain a safe, efficient, and positive studio environment

  • Serves as a strong, collaborative, and effective member of the studio team occasionally assuming a lead role within the team to keep the group well informed and working in unison

Qualifications: 

  • At least 2 years of print studio experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience

  • Desire to work with and learn from a master printer as an apprentice on an educational path to become a master printer. 

  • Technical knowledge of the equipment, materials, and processes to be used in the studios; general knowledge of and curiosity about printmaking.

  • Ability to effectively manage a varied workload with multiple deadlines

  • Excellent communication skills, strong organizational skills, and attention to detail; dependable and adaptable

  • A resourceful problem-solver who is able to meet deadlines and make clear decisions in the moment

  • Emotional maturity, integrity, enthusiasm; ability to deal sensitively and confidentially with master printers and artists

  • Functional ease with Google Suite, Word Office Suite: XL, Word

  • Commitment to serve as a strong, collaborative, and effective member of the Professional Printmaking Programs team

Physical Requirements

This position can be physically demanding and requires the employee to stand unaided for long periods of time, bend, stoop, reach above their head, have use of fine and gross motor skills, and work in close quarters. The employee must have normal visual acuity at near and far distance with correction and hear the spoken word with correction. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is on occasion required to sit and to work at a computer. The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or touch materials, tools, or controls. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move heavy objects or boxes weighing 25 lbs or more. 

Self Help Graphics & Art

Founded in 1973 in the heart of East Los Angeles, Self Help Graphics and Art is dedicated to the production, interpretation and distribution of prints and other art media by Chicana/o and Latina/o artists. Our multi-disciplinary, inter-generational programs promote artistic excellence and empower our community by providing access to space, tools, training and capital.