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The Network of Ensemble Theaters (NET) is a national network organization providing programs and services to ensemble theaters and artists, and their supporters and allies. With a mission to "propel ensemble practice to the forefront of American culture and society," NET's efforts focus on advocacy, knowledge sharing/building, and ensemble/field sustainability through programs such as the MicroFest USA convening series, Ensembles ABCs for professional development, and NET/TEN to support tours and exchanges. Throughout our 16-year history, NET has remained an artist-centered and artist-run organization. Our membership includes over 200 ensembles, individuals, students, and affiliate organizations in 33 states.
Job Title: Program Associate
Job Status: 0.75 FTE (30 hrs/wk)
Location: Los Angeles
Reports to: Executive Director
Position Start Date: Immediately
Application deadline: July 15, 2012
Position Description: NET seeks to hire a part-time Program Associate who, at the direction of the Executive Director, will primarily implement and manage the pilot round of the NET Touring and Exchange Network (NET/TEN), and work on NET's professional development program, Ensembles ABC, along with other related tasks.
The aim of NET/TEN is to support artist-to-artist exchanges of knowledge, methods, and performances. The Program Associate will manage NET/TEN's grantmaking activities, monitor the pilot program's development and progress, and communicate with the field, In addition, s/he will schedule and market NET's Ensembles ABCs professional development workshops, which will be offered in person throughout the country and on-line
This is a part-time (0.75 FTE, i.e. 30 hours/week) position based at NET in Los Angeles, with the flexibility for at-home work as mutually agreed upon. Work will include virtual collaboration with other NET staff and contractors in locations nationwide.
This position plays a key role in the organization's ability to manifest its mission at the highest level. NET is a growth-phase organization and, pending funding renewal, we expect to increase the position to full-time, with expanded duties, in the following year.
Responsibilities: The position serves as the administrative foundation for the programs department. Key duties include:
• Identify and engage a broad network of program constituents;
• Work with field contacts to identify and inventory potential projects, artists, and organizational partners to participate in pilot projects;
• Manage application process, from initial inquiry through final notification and reporting, including support services for potential applicants;
• Identify and recruit peer panel participants;
• Work with applicants to develop partnerships, finalize funding allocations, and build exchange opportunities;
• Engage and oversee the services of evaluation and research contractors;
• Represent NET/TEN at theater festivals, theater, and presenter conferences and convenings as appropriate;
• Manage program budgets and prepare both financial and narrative reports to funders;
• Inform and support efforts to interest potential funding partners;
• Identify potential communities and partners interested in hosting Ensembles ABCs professional development workshops;
• As appropriate, travel to coordinate and manage workshops;
• Engage, secure, and oversee the services of session leaders and panelists for each workshop;
Related Program Assignments:
• Effectively run meetings, workshop and field conversations;
• Collaborate on the development and implementation of program marketing strategies;
• Other program-related duties, as assigned.
Qualifications: Bachelor's degree or higher, and 5+ years related experience, resulting in:
• Significant knowledge of and experience in the theater, presenting and/or touring fields;
• Experience in non-profit arts program development and management;
• Experience managing and reporting on project budgets, and working with funders and field leaders;
• Excellent organizational, written and oral communications skills.;
• Computer skills with proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel, comfort with databases, cloud-based file sharing systems, and social media;
• Ability to travel out of state on work-related assignments, as needed;
• Ability to perform independent work effectively in a casual work environment, and to collaborate both in person and virtually.
Compensation: Salary is competitive with non-profit industry standards and Includes pro-rated vacation, personal leave, and benefits contribution.
How to Apply: Submit a resume and a cover letter describing your interest in the position (PDF format preferred) by email to email@example.com no later than July 15, 2012, Review of applications will begin immediately. Finalists will be asked to submit three references.
The Network of Ensemble Theaters is an equal opportunity employer. Our core beliefs include a commitment to diversity. We value collaboration and multiple perspectives. We adhere to a policy of making employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age or (dis)ability. Candidates from under-represented populations are strongly encouraged to apply.
from LA Culture Net