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Performance Art Workshop Hiring a Student Showcase Coordinator …

About Performing Arts Workshop:
Performing Arts Workshop (the Workshop), founded in 1965, is dedicated to helping young people develop critical thinking, creative expression, and essential learning skills through the arts. The Workshop is a collaborative organization that firmly believes the creative process can be an instrument for personal growth, academic success, community building, and social and economic empowerment. The Workshop places professional teaching artists in public schools, after school programs, child development centers, and community centers in the Bay Area to reach underserved youth through 15- to 30-week sequential classes. Our spring student showcase is the Workshop’s signature annual event, a culmination of learning over the year. It provides our students the opportunity to perform their original artwork on a stage, often their first time doing so.

Overview of the Position:

  • Develop and implement strategies to plan a community-centered and mission-focused student art event;
  • Chair the Student Showcase Planning Committee with support from board members and administrative staff, schedule and plan all meetings, follow up with committee members;
  • Outreach to and supervise volunteers, e.g., SFSU Cooperative, corporate volunteers, referrals;
  • Manage all event logistics including but not limited to: showcase budget, program development, and event schedule;
  • Oversee solicitation of corporate support (in dollars, goods, and volunteers);
  • Draft all event communications;
  • Problem-solve logistical issues;
  • Collaborate with development and program staff;
  • Develop event marketing collateral, e.g., short film, postcards, and social media.

Required Qualifications:

  • Event planning and/or project management experience;
  • Experience or interest in serving specialized youth populations (newcomers, special education, transitional age, homeless, adjudicated, post-adjudicated);
  • Desire to work in a fast-paced, all-hands-on-deck, nonprofit environment;
  • Excellent attention to detail and ability to manage multiple ongoing tasks;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills including strong interpersonal skills;
  • Very strong initiative and ability to learn, contribute, and be self-motivated;
  • Ability to work collaboratively with staff, volunteers, vendors, parents, partners, and the broader community;
  • Experience planning and facilitating meetings;
  • Applicant must be able to provide his or her own transportation to and from Bay Area program sites and outreach activities;
  • Flexible schedule with the ability to work weekends and/or evenings as needed.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Proficiency in video editing and graphic design
  • Spanish or Mandarin language skills (both written and spoken)

The Position:
The Student Showcase Coordinator reports directly to the program team. This is a part-time position with a salary of $10K for 20 weeks, 20 hours per week.

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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