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Community Programs Manager
Part-time, Hourly, 15 hours/week
Invertigo Dance Theatre is looking for the next member of our team! The Community Programs Manager will be an integral part of sharing the benefits of dance with thousands of people each year, reach new audiences, and maintain a solid base of community support. Successful candidates will be passionate about Invertigo’s mission to create community and connections through dance theatre and will be excited to share the benefits of dance with people of all ages and abilities.
Summary: Lead program manager and public engagement advocate for Invertigo’s community programs, including Dancing Through Parkinson’s and the Invert/ED education program.
The Community Programs Manager should have solid program management experience. For example: communicating effectively via phone and email with a variety of people and partners, creating invoices and budgets, working with teaching artists, scheduling, program evaluation, and tracking participation/attendance.. The ability to speak and write in Spanish is highly desired.
Experience as a dance teaching artist is welcome, but not required. There may be opportunities for trained and qualified teaching artists to teach classes, but the primary focus of this position is program management.
We are looking for someone that thrives in a collaborative environment and is also self-motivated and able to work independently. Personal time management, attention to detail, and being able to handle multiple projects will contribute to success in this role. Excellent communication skills will be essential: active listening, asking pertinent questions, providing helpful feedback and updates, checking email regularly, and writing clearly.
Roles and Responsibilities:
- Taking a leadership role in the Dancing Through Parkinson’s (DTP) and Invert/ED youth education programs, including acting as a representative of the programs, and actively seeking and pursuing growth opportunities.
- Acting as the point person for DTP and Invert/ED teaching artists, coordinators at partner organizations, school administrators, classroom teachers, and other program partners.
- Ensuring that all paperwork for community engagements is completed before activities begin. This will include working with the Executive Director and Operations Manager on budgets, contracts, invoices, insurance, and employment documents.
- Maintaining regular and clear communication with the Artistic and Executive Directors to ensure that program activities align with Invertigo’s mission and strategic plan, as well as artistic and budgetary goals.
- Maintaining the participant roster and attendance tracking system, and ensuring that contact information and demographics for participants is up to date.
- Conducting program evaluation activities to improve services to the community.
- Assisting fundraising efforts related to community programs, which may include writing, reporting, and attending special events or meetings.
- Working with the Development & Marketing Manager to promote the programs through email, social media, printed materials, and word of mouth.
- Checking and responding to email at least once every three days, and collaborating with co-workers on shared Google docs and calendars.
This person will work with a wide range of people, which will include teaching artists, administrative staff, interns, volunteers, and board members. As a member of a highly-collaborative, small, and ambitious organization, other duties and responsibilities will arise. Everyone on our staff has changed the ink in the printer or taken out the recycling from time to time.
Our goal is to find a great person that wants to grow in the position, through a love of learning, strengthening their skills, and taking on greater responsibilities over time.
Times & Places:
Invertigo is based in Culver City, and the Community Programs Manager will have regular weekly hours in the office. Invertigo has regular community engagement programming across the LA region, as well as an increasing amount of programming outside of the LA area. As such, the Community Programs Manager will regularly travel to various locations throughout LA County and must have reliable methods of transportation. The Community Programs Manager may be asked to help with Invertigo’s performance or fundraising events on weekends and/or evenings, several times per year, in addition to regular weekly hours.
Invertigo’s mission is to create connections and community through dance theatre programming that is compelling, fun, thought-provoking and accessible. For more information about Invertigo, please visit our website, www.invertigodance.org, and find us on social @invertigodance.
Invertigo is committed to treating all employees and artists with respect. Accessibility and inclusion are central to our mission and we strive to live these values on a daily basis in our interactions with staff, artists, donors, audiences and community partners. We have ambitious goals, we work hard, and we value the efforts of others.
If this sounds like the kind of job you’d look forward to, please send a cover letter and resume to email@example.com, with “Application: Community Programs Manager” as the subject. In your letter, tell us about your experience doing work similar to the roles described above. Please send any referrals and questions to this address, as well. Thanks for your interest!
Become an Invertigo Intern
Accepting Applications Now: Spring Marketing and Development Intern
Invertigo Dance Theatre is looking for the next great intern to help with an exciting new year. Invertigo is a non-profit contemporary dance company with an office in Culver City. Performances and classes happen across the LA area, all year long. Invertigo strives to create dance programming that “anybody with a body” can enjoy, including performances, Dancing Through Parkinson’s, and workshops and classes for youth through the Invert/ED program.
The Spring Marketing & Development Intern will be an important member of our small staff and will help make our performances, programs, and fundraising campaigns successful.
Specific duties will vary based on the intern’s interests and skills, but will likely include: finding and submitting calendar listings; creating, reviewing and distributing printed materials; writing copy for a variety of uses, including grants; creating email campaigns in MailChimp; creating promo images in Canva or InDesign/Photoshop; helping at donor events, and updating information in PatronManager.
We request a commitment of 10-20 hours per week from January through May, with the possibility of extension into the summer. Work will be based in Invertigo’s Culver City office, with the possibility of some occasional travel to run errands, or to performances and class sites. Work hours will mostly be Monday to Friday between 9am-5pm, with some evening and weekend hours possible.
A stipend will be paid, with the amount dependent on qualifications and number of hours worked. We’ll happily work with a school or college to arrange academic credit for the internship.
Desired characteristics and qualifications:
- Invertigo’s culture is very collaborative and hard-working, so the ideal intern will be a great team member and can also take on a project or task and work independently.
- Interest or background in dance, performing arts, and/or education
- Excellent writing skills, especially writing for marketing materials, social media, e-newsletters, or grant proposals
- Experience marketing an organization or event through social media
- Proficiency with Google Docs/Sheets and MS Office
- Proficiency in Adobe Photoshop/InDesign, Canva, and/or Mailchimp is desired but not required. We will train the right candidate.
- Ability to work on multiple projects and prioritize accordingly
- Curiosity, an inquisitive mind, and a quick learner
- A great sense of humor is a must!
HOW TO APPLY
Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org and use “Spring Marketing & Development Intern” as the email subject. In your cover letter please describe which part of the job or project description is most interesting to you and what you would like to gain from this internship experience. Candidates may be asked for writing or work samples and references.
Application submission deadline January 21, 2018.
To learn more about what it means to be an Invertigo Intern, read about our 2017 Summer Intern’s experience here. For more information about Invertigo Dance Theatre please visit www.InvertigoDance.org.
Join the board
Invertigo seeks to expand its dynamic board of directors. If you'd like to help guide us onward, upward and sometimes upside-down as a member of our board, please contact email@example.com
Become an Invertigo artist
We are not currently holding auditions, but we love getting to know the wonderful dancers in our community. Send an email with any questions or comments, join our mailing list, come to class, see a show and introduce yourself, and talk to us on Facebook and Twitter. (Helpful hint: Facebook is the quickest way to know when classes and auditions are happening. Our eblasts are a close second.) We want to know you!
We collaborate with artists in many media, including musicians, set designers, video artists, costume designers, interactive media artists, physicists, medical care providers... the list goes on. Please send a resume, a sample of recent work and a short description of how and why you would like to collaborate with Invertigo to firstname.lastname@example.org.