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“The Workshop has been an amazing ally and advocate in my endeavors as a teaching artist. I believe that you have one of the strongest models for arts education. Since my first encounters with the organization, I knew I was part of a collective of artists and administrators that cared about the work and wanted to bring their best practices to the table.”
Noah Martin, Theater Artist​

Available Positions

Pre-K Movement/Dance Hourly Teaching Artist

Job Title: Director of Development

Department: Development

Reports to: Executive Director

Status: Full Time, exempt

About the Workshop:
Performing Arts Workshop is a nonprofit organization established in 1965 with a mission to help young people develop critical thinking, creative expression, and essential learning skills through the arts. The Workshop brings arts instruction to more than 4,300 students ages 3-18 each year through residencies in world dance, music, spoken word, poetry, theater arts, visual arts, and media arts.

We believe that access to sustained, sequential instruction in an art form should be part of every young person’s education and development. Because of ongoing disparities in such access, we advance equity by prioritizing partnerships which allow us to work with historically underrepresented groups including Black and Brown communities, low-income communities, immigrant communities, indigenous communities, and LGBTQIA+ communities.

Performing Arts Workshop aspires to be a leading organization in arts education. We cannot achieve this without realizing our core values of both inclusion and excellence. This requires sustained focus on equity in all our efforts to recruit, hire, promote, and retain an exceptionally well-qualified staff.

Summary Job Description:

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director of Development is
responsible for oversight of the Workshop’s contributed and earned income. This includes the annual fund, major gifts, planned giving, foundation and government grants, donor stewardship, development communications, board giving and earned income through a brand new events rental program at the Geneva Powerhouse. The organization’s budget is $1.5 million annually.
The position is responsible for the management of the day-to-day operations of the development department, as well as the alignment of the department’s long-term activities with the Workshop’s strategic plan. The Director of Development also manages, cultivates, and stewards the major donor portfolio for the Workshop, and works closely with the Workshop board of directors. The Director of Development is a member of the senior leadership team, and manages the Grants Manager, Development
Associate, and any events staff (yet to be hired).

Roles and Responsibilities

Fundraising

  • Work closely with the Executive Director to develop and implement a comprehensive development plan to increase revenue and expand the Workshop’s donor and funder base.
  • Meet annual goals for contributed and earned income, including major individual gifts, government grants, foundation grants, annual fund appeals, facility rentals, planned giving, and special fundraising events as determined.
  • Cultivate, solicit and steward the Workshop’s major gifts portfolio and build strong relationships with past, current, and future donors.
  • Create strategies for, and direct, the Executive Director to assist with donors.
  • Manage the board of directors committee for Communications and Development.
  • In tandem with the grants manager, build relationships with current and potential institutional funders.
  • Develop and sustain an active schedule of prospect identification, cultivation visits, solicitations, and stewardship activities in collaboration with the executive director, Board, staff, and volunteers.
  • Analyze and identify fundraising trends; report and recommend new and innovative strategies for change.

Leadership

  • Supervise the Grants Manager, Development Associate, and event rental staff.
  • Evaluate and motivate the staff of the development department to build a cohesive and high-achieving team.
  • Provide thought partnership and collaboration as part of the leadership team.
  • Partner on select organization-wide initiatives, including racial justice work, as needed.
  • Work directly with the Director of Programs to ensure regular communication and understanding between the development and program departments.

Communications

  • Create and execute an organizational communications plan focused on key messages in partnership with the rest of the Development team, including (but not limited to) organizational
    newsletters, annual reports, and social media.
  • Manage the internal marketing committee in the execution and consistency of the communications plan.
  • Work with staff to ensure a cohesive development communications/cultivation and stewardship plan.
  • Represent the organization publicly in various forums that advance the Workshop’s visibility in the field and in the community.

Board of Directors

  • Partner with the Workshop’s board Communications and Development committee.
  • Develop the Board’s understanding of and connection to Workshop fundraising through training, presentation and reporting.
  • Participate in board solicitation meetings each year.
  • Contribute a written report for each board meeting on fundraising benchmarks and outcomes for the quarterly board packet.

Event Rentals

  • Oversee and scale the Geneva Powerhouse facility rental program to meet revenue goals, cultivate clients, and fully integrate the program into overarching community, program, and development strategies.
  • Ensure that the Workshop meets the event rental and space usage terms of the Community Benefits Agreement.

Financial Management

  • Develop and manage the department’s annual budget and the monthly and long-range financial projections.
  • Maintain current knowledge of financial practices and regulations related to development activities.
  • Monitor grant spend down levels in conjunction with the Grants Manager, Program Manager, and Finance Manager.

Required Qualifications:

  • 5 – 7 years of direct development experience with increasing responsibilities.
  • Commitment to, and a strong belief in, the value of arts education for all youth.
  • Experience, or strong interest, in anti-racist practices
  • Direct or indirect management experience.
  • Experience working in partnership with colleagues and board members
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including strong interpersonal skills, emotional intelligence and ability to understand, represent, and communicate about a wide variety of perspectives using asset-based language, especially those of Black, Indigenous, and POC youth and communities
  • Ability to manage and coordinate with multiple stakeholders, partners, and staff, ensuring their buy-in, participation, and ability to deliver on project needs
  • Excellent analytical thinking and computer literacy skills; experience working with Salesforce, Google Suite, Mailchimp, Wordpress, and/or other databases
  • Knowledge of computer applications, including Windows, MS Word, MS Excel, and Google Apps Ability to manage sensitive information in a confidential manner
  • Ability to be in office on a regular basis (position currently remote)
  • Ability to work weekends and/or evenings as needed
  • Located in the Bay Area and/or willingness to relocate (the Workshop is not able to

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 2 years of direct management/supervisory experience
  • Experience with planned giving programs.
  • Familiarity with arts education organizations or funders.
  • Experience in and with the SF Bay Area.
  • Knowledge/experience with web-based software; preference for Salesforce, Mailchimp, and Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign) applications
  • Knowledge of social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Wordpress, LinkedIn) and best practices

Exceptional Qualifications:

  • Fluency in Spanish, Cantonese, or Filipino/Tagalog
  • Experience managing rental space programs/theater production

Salary range: $90,000 – 100,000/annually

This is a full-time salaried position. The normal work week is Mon – Fri from approximately 9 – 5. Weekend and evening work is occasionally required for board/committee meetings, events, retreats and meetings with prospects/donors. The office is located on Delano Ave in San Francisco. The Powerhouse is located at 2301 San Jose Ave. The office is open and available for staff. Currently, staff have the option of working in the office or remotely. Board meetings are held quarterly on Wednesday evenings from 6 – 8:30. Communications and Development committee meetings are typically held in the evenings but have yet to be scheduled for FY22.

Workshop benefits include:

  • Comprehensive medical, vision and dental insurance for employees and their dependents – 100% Medical KP Plan covered by Performing Arts Workshop
  • Generous Paid Time Off — minimum of 20 days, as well as 12 holidays
  • Life and Disability insurance
  • Opportunity to participate in 403(b) retirement savings

Application Instructions:

1) Submit resume and cover letter to Interim Executive Director, Neela Gentile:

Subject Line/Attn: Development Director
Email: info@performingartsworkshop.org

2) Cover Letter Directions: Please include answers to the following questions in your cover letter. What connects you to our organization’s mission? What connects you to racial justice work?
What interests you in the position? How has your experience prepared you for the position?

We will consider content, grammar, and spelling in cover letters. Please be sure to proofread your submissions.

3) Application Deadline: Open until filled. No phone calls or direct email, please. Applicants must email a resume and cover letter for consideration. Only complete applications emailed directly to info@performing artsworkshop.org will be reviewed. All complete applications for candidates that meet the required qualifications will be considered.

4) All expressions of interest will be held in the strictest confidence.

5) Candidates advancing through the interview process may be asked for references. The Workshop will make accommodations for references in multiple languages and references from hearing and
visually-impaired individuals.

The Workshop is an equal opportunity employer that embraces a diverse multicultural work environment. Black, Indigenous, People of color, people with disabilities and people of queer identities are encouraged to apply.

About Performing Arts Workshop

Performing Arts Workshop is a nonprofit organization established in 1965 with a mission to help young people develop critical thinking, creative expression, and essential learning skills through the arts. The Workshop brings arts instruction to more than 5,000 students ages 3-18 each year through residencies in dance, music, spoken word, poetry, theater arts, visual arts, and media arts. 

 

We believe that access to sustained, sequential instruction in an art form should be part of every young person’s education and development. Because of ongoing disparities in such access, we advance equity by prioritizing partnerships which allow us to work with historically underrepresented groups including low-income communities, immigrant communities, and Black and Brown communities.

 

Performing Arts Workshop aspires to be a leading organization in arts education. We cannot achieve this without realizing our core values of both inclusion and excellence. This requires sustained focus on equity in all our efforts to recruit, hire, promote, and retain an exceptionally well-qualified staff. 

 

Pre-K Movement/Dance Hourly Teaching Artist Job Description

 

Position Overview:

Performing Arts Workshop seeks dance (Afro-Peruvian, Bomba, Hawaiian, Pan African, Bhangra, Mexican Folklorico, Son Jarocho, Tap, Contemporary, hip-hop, and other movement arts) teaching artists to teach pre-kindergarten classes in semester-length and yearlong residencies at our partner sites in San Francisco. Our teaching artists are professional artists and experienced educators in their field. As representatives of the Workshop in the classroom and the communities they serve, teaching artists share a commitment to our mission and racial justice values. In addition to regular teaching duties, teaching artists receive extensive mentorship and support from our artistic and program management, including training in the Workshop’s teaching methodology, an 8-session internship, and monthly professional development.

 

Teaching begins in January 2022 with preparation/Onboarding meetings taking place between November/December 2021. Most pre-k residencies take place between 9am-12noon and/or 3p-5pm.

Teaching artists can expect to teach 5-20 hours/week, depending on availability and experience, with starting compensation of $45 per hour for teaching, professional development, internship and all pre-approved administrative work.

 

Teaching artists are considered part-time employees—not independent contractors—and receive paid sick time, unemployment insurance, social security contributions, worker’s compensation, and other legally required withholdings.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Create a culture of learning in the classroom that reflects the Workshop’s values and supports youth in their development as artists;
  • Develop process-based, sequential curricula that reflect the Workshop’s pedagogy for each residency;
  • For Visual Media Arts: Design a multi-lesson workshop using Performing Arts Workshop methodology grounded in Creative Youth Development. Workshops must weave first-person storytelling through art forms, including: creative writing, journaling, photography, animation, comic books, portraiture, etc;
  • Mandatory and punctual attendance of monthly Learning and Growth (formerly known as professional development) meetings, in addition to one all-day Learning & Growth;
  • Connect students’ work to a broader audience through a culminating performance, publication, or open class demonstration for families and communities;
  • Administer student and residency evaluations, collect student information and media release forms;
  • Communication with site and Workshop staff in a timely and professional manner.

 

Required Qualifications:

  • Commitment to youth development, building self-efficacy, racial justice, and cultural awareness;
  • Knowledge of the main elements of composition in your art form and the ability to articulate and teach them to youth;
  • Excellent verbal, written, interpersonal communication skills;
  • Ability to work with diverse teaching and site partners in adapting to individual classroom needs and cultures;
  • Passion and empathy when teaching high-need children and youth, such as English language-learners, students with special needs, incarcerated youth, or youth enrolled in court mandated schools;
  • Ability to articulate and demonstrate critical thinking in the arts;
  • Openness to receiving detailed feedback on teaching as it relates to the Workshop’s methodology;
  • Availability to teach in at least two sites at a time (at least four residencies in either one full day, two mornings, two afternoons, or some combination thereof);
  • Ability to provide own transportation or utilize public transportation to and from partner sites.

 

Exceptional Qualifications:

  • Bilingual ability—Spanish and Mandarin;
  • Experience working with special student populations, such as English language-learners and students with learning differences;
  • BA and/or MA/MFA in art form or commensurate experience.

 

How to Apply:

Email resume, cover letter, sample lesson plan, and professional portfolio or work samples to, Performing Arts Workshop at info@performingartsworkshop.org. Only complete applications will be considered, please inquire if you have any questions about the requirements.

 

Performing Arts Workshop is an equal opportunity employer and seeks workforce diversity with respect to race, ethnicity, culture, gender, age, sexual orientation, and physical abilities.

Job Title: On-Call Facilities Assistant

Department: Operations

Reports to: Operations Associate

Status: Part-time, Hourly, Flexible 

About the Workshop:

Performing Arts Workshop is a nonprofit organization established in 1965 with a mission to help young people develop critical thinking, creative expression, and essential learning skills through the arts. The Workshop brings arts instruction to more than 4,300 students ages 3-18 each year through residencies in world dance, music, spoken word, poetry, theater arts, visual arts, and media arts.

We believe that access to sustained, sequential instruction in an art form should be part of every young person’s education and development. Because of ongoing disparities in such access, we advance equity by prioritizing partnerships which allow us to work with historically underrepresented groups including Black and Brown communities, low-income communities, immigrant communities, indigenous communities, and LGBTQIA+ communities.

Performing Arts Workshop aspires to be a leading organization in arts education. We cannot achieve this without realizing our core values of both inclusion and excellence. This requires sustained focus on equity in all our efforts to recruit, hire, promote, and retain an exceptionally well-qualified staff.

 

Summary Job Description:

 

The On-call Facilities Assistant will assist the Operations Associate in monthly and quarterly maintenance and operations of The Geneva Car Barn and Powerhouse building located at the corner of San Jose Ave and Geneva Ave. This includes light maintenance and occasionally meeting with third party vendors/contractors. Flexible schedule and training available.  

 

Roles and Responsibilities:

The On-Call Facilities Assistant will be responsible for tending to the Geneva Powerhouse for it’s maintenance and daily operations. Responsibilities include: 

  • Quarterly maintenance on HVAC filter switch outs 
  • Greeting vendors and granting access to the building
  • Receiving packages
  • Assisting Operations Associate in Powerhouse routine maintenance
  • Troubleshooting facilities issues as they come up
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Training available

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 0-2 years of Facilities maintenance experience
  • Ability and willingness to crawl into tight spaces (under the concrete floor for HVAC maintenance)
  • Ability to lift up to 50lbs
  • Excelsior/OMI neighborhood resident (or surrounding neighborhoods)

 

Exceptional Qualifications:

  • Experience/knowledge in AV system
  • Experience/knowledge in HVAC maintenance
  • Experience in and with the SF Bay Area.

 

Compensation: $28-$30/hr for 3-4 hours/quarter (with possibility for additional hours)

To Apply: Send resume to info@performingartsworkshop.org with Facilities Assistant in the subject line. 

 

Position is open until filled. The Workshop is an equal opportunity employer that embraces a diverse multicultural work environment. Black, Indigenous, People of color, people with disabilities and people of queer identities are encouraged to apply.

Operations Associate Position

Performing Arts Workshop

About Performing Arts Workshop

Performing Arts Workshop is a nonprofit organization established in 1965 with a mission to help young people develop critical thinking, creative expression, and essential learning skills through the arts. The Workshop brings arts instruction to more than 4,300 students ages 3-18 each year through residencies in world dance, music, spoken word, poetry, theater arts, visual arts, and media arts.

 

We believe that access to sustained, sequential instruction in an art form should be part of every young person’s education and development. Because of ongoing disparities in such access, we advance equity by prioritizing partnerships which allow us to work with historically underrepresented groups including Black and Brown communities, low-income communities, immigrant communities, indigenous communities, and LGBTQIA+ communities.

 

Performing Arts Workshop aspires to be a leading organization in arts education. We cannot achieve this without realizing our core values of both inclusion and excellence. This requires sustained focus on equity in all our efforts to recruit, hire, promote, and retain an exceptionally well-qualified staff.

 

Position Description: The Operations Associate works with all staff and departments at the Workshop. The position is responsible for all aspects of the administrative office space and the Powerhouse facility – including general office, technology, purchasing, contracts, human resources, finance, development and program support. This position is the first point of contact for the public and the glue that connects us as a staff. 

 

Major Responsibilities:

 

Anti-Racism and Leadership

  • Provide overall support to the Workshop’s mission in upholding anti-racism mission and practices, in accordance to the organization’s Pro-Black accountability plan, and statement in defense of Black Lives
  • Provide technical support and actively participate in the Organization’s monthly learning and growth meetings

 

Office and Technology Support

  • Manage all contracts and vendor relationships (annual review); responsible for all equipment and technology (usage, training, acquisition, replacement, maintenance), procurement and organization of office supplies, and physical safety and maintenance.
  • Main point of contact and administrator for the Workshop’s Salesforce, Mailchimp, Google Apps, Google classrooms and general info email account; manage the tech support vendor; troubleshoot tech issues for staff when necessary; monitor the Workshop’s Survey Monkey account for internal use.
  • Manage all google admin console, email lists and website content.
  • Support Executive Director and Board of Directors with maintaining lists and records
  • Working with program staff, the position manages arts supplies, ordering, distribution and careful budget tracking for grant spend downs. 

 

Salesforce Management

  • Train and support all staff in the effective usage of Salesforce (our database) and ensure regular updates and backup.  
  • Assist the program and development teams as necessary with data organization and retrieval, lists, and reports. 

 

Finance and Human Resources Support

  • Work closely with the Finance Manager to onboard new staff, maintain human resource records, and manage accounts payable using Bill.com.  
  • Responsible for updating records as staffing and board changes occur.
  • Responsible for electronic deposits. 

 

Meeting Support

  • Work closely with staff from all departments to support group meetings which includes, but is not limited to, arranging space, ordering food and supplies, and occasionally taking notes.  
  • For events at the Powerhouse, work closely with community groups and rental clients to ensure that the process of securing space and completing contracts is an organized and efficient process. 
  • For the annual Student Showcase, work closely with the programs team to assist in the set up and smooth running of the event.  
  • For bi-monthly staff meetings, maintain Google meeting calendar and organize staff assignments.  

 

Marketing and Communications Support

  • Responsible for the production of seasonal e-newsletters and creating the internal bimonthly emails. 
  • Work with staff to coordinate timing, content, and execution of blog posts and website updates. 
  • Manage the relationship with the website vendor. Project manage all updates, changes, and additions to the website with the vendor.
  • Work with the Development Associate on social media strategy and implementation, and maintenance of a marketing editorial calendar. 
  • Assist as needed with mailings and outreach to donors and the community.

 

Geneva Powerhouse Facilities Management

  • Working closely with external vendors, partner organizations, and San Francisco’s Park and Rec, manage the Geneva Powerhouse facilities.
  • Manage an On-call facilities assistant, and janitorial team for the Geneva Powerhouse.
  • Oversee tracking and reordering of cleaning and utility supplies for the Geneva Powerhouse.
  • With support of the Executive Director, troubleshoot all issues pertaining to the Geneva Powerhouse facilities as they arise.

 

Required Skills and Qualifications:

  • Proven ability to work independently and take initiative in decision-making and problem-solving 
  • Willingness to manage and assist with small tasks 
  • Project management skills to lead on large projects 
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Highly organized and able to manage multiple ongoing tasks with long timelines
  • Personal connection to an equity and social justice-based mission
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills
  • Calm under pressure 
  • Knowledge of computer applications, including Windows, MS Word, MS Excel, and Google Apps 
  • Commitment to work in a fast-paced nonprofit environment that also values work/life balance 
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate multiple people to achieve tasks
  • Experience addressing the technological and physical needs of an office or other environment

 

Exceptional Qualifications:

  • 2 – 3 years previous work experience
  • Knowledge/experience with web-based software; preference for Salesforce, Mailchimp, and Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign) applications
  • Knowledge of social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Wordpress, LinkedIn) and best practices
  • Interest in professional learning and growth  
  • Knowledge of, and interest in, the Bay Area arts education community
  • Languages spoken: Spanish, Cantonese, Filipino/Tagalog

 

This is a full-time, hourly position at 40 hours per week at $26.44/hour and includes benefits listed below. The nature of the position requires on-site presence for the work week. 

 

Workshop benefits include:

  • Comprehensive medical, vision and dental insurance for employees and their dependents – 100% Medical KP Plan covered by Performing Arts Workshop
  • Generous Paid Time Off — minimum of 20 days, as well as 11 holidays
  • Life and Disability insurance
  • Opportunity to participate in 403(b) retirement savings
  • Learning and growth budget

 

Application Instructions:

  • Submit resume and cover letter to Senior Program Manager, Van Nguyen-Stone:

Attn: Operation Associate

Email: info@performingartsworkshop.org 

  • Cover Letter Directions: Please include answers to the following questions in your cover letter. What connects you to our organization’s mission? What connects you to racial justice work? What interests you in the position? How has your experience prepared you for the position?

We will consider content, grammar, and spelling in cover letters. Please be sure to proofread your submissions.

  • Application Deadline: Open until filled. No phone calls, please.

Applicants must email a resume and cover letter for consideration. Only complete applications emailed directly to info@performing artsworkshop.org will be reviewed. All complete applications will be reviewed, and all complete applications for candidates that meet the required qualifications will be considered.

  • Candidates advancing through the interview process may be asked for references. The Workshop will make accommodations for references in multiple languages and references from hearing and visually-impaired individuals. 

Performing Arts Workshop is an equal opportunity employer and seeks workforce diversity with respect to race, ethnicity, culture, gender, age, sexual orientation, and physical abilities.

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