The John Anson Ford Theatres complex, one of the oldest performing arts venues in Los Angeles still in use, includes the open air Ford Amphitheatre and intimate indoor [Inside] the Ford theatre. Since its creation in 1994, the Ford Theatre Foundation, in close partnership with the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, has enhanced the cultural vitality of the region by supporting programs that celebrate and reflect the diversity of Los Angeles. Since its launch in 2001 and with primary funding from the James Irvine Foundation, the Community Bridges program supports activities that harness the strength and richness of Los Angeles’ multiple cultural identities. Through the Community Bridges program, the Ford has become a regional leader in engaging traditionally underrepresented populations. To learn more about the Ford, please click here.
The following positions are currently available:
Program Associate (Full -time, contract)
The Los Angeles County Arts Commission has an immediate opening for a dynamic, self-motivated and detail-oriented Program Associate with knowledge of the performing arts and the local arts community in Los Angeles County to provide critical support to the Commission’s Productions Division programs, including the activities and operations of the John Anson Ford Theatres, the Los Angeles County Holiday Celebration, and the Free Concerts and Musicians Roster programs. This position will report directly to the General Manager of Productions and be based at the Ford Theatres in Hollywood, CA.
• Generating, tracking, and coordinating all artist and producer contracts related to the Ford Theatres and Public Events programs;
• Managing and overseeing application procedures for all programs, including preparation of application guidelines, evaluations, reports and other administrative documentation relating to programs, providing technical support to applicants and coordinating application workshops and review panels;
• Liaising with artists and Ford production and event staff to assist in the production of events produced by the Ford Theatres, including the Zev Yaroslavsky Signature Series;
• Managing the Ford Rental Program, including auditing rental applications, outreaching to new and previous renters, conducting tours, updating and distributing the calendar of availability, coordinating initial event details with Ford staff and booking the facility;
• Maintaining the Ford’s Venue Management System, including on-going system configuration, troubleshooting and developing procedural improvements;
• Providing support with the day-to-day operational activities of the administrative office, including managing of the Ford’s Master Calendar of events, preparing documents for the Board of Supervisors, representing the Ford Theatres and Public Events programs to the public via email, phone and direct personal communication and other duties as assigned.
Ideal candidates will have excellent written and verbal communication skills, attention to detail, a consistent work ethic, the ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects and tasks, ability to work quickly and respond gracefully to high pressure situations and exhibit a high level of proficiency in troubleshooting problems that may arise. Candidates should have strong command of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook with the ability and willingness to learn new software/operating systems and must be dependable, responsive, prepared and flexible with the ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team. Multilingual skills are desirable, particularly fluency in Spanish. A passion for cultural diversity, the ability to work with a wide variety of personalities and a sense of humor are essential.
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in arts administration, public or business administration, education or a related field AND at least two years of program administration and project development experience in a staff capacity is required.
License: A valid California Class C Driver’s License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions.
Physical class: 2- Light.
This is a full-time salaried position. Salary offered is $42,000 per year and includes medical and dental benefits.
How to apply:
Candidates are invited to submit a cover letter, resume, professional writing sample (include purpose and intended audience), and three professional references. All submissions should be emailed to the attention of Georgia Reyes at firstname.lastname@example.org, with Program Associate—[Candidate Name] as the subject line. Please do not submit any application materials through the US mail or phone regarding the status of the submission. Applications will be reviewed as received. Position will remain open until the staffing need is met and may close without advance notice.
Project Description: The Los Angeles County Arts Commission is in search of a Communications Intern to help with marketing campaigns for the Ford Theatres, a multi-disciplinary performing arts venue with programming in the 1200-seat Ford Amphitheatre, offering music, dance, family events & film from June through October. The candidate will also assist the L.A. County Arts Commission communications team with managing the press database and assisting with marketing efforts on the annual L.A. County Holiday Celebration, a three-hour free event that presents community and professional choirs, music ensembles and dance companies representing the diverse cultures and holiday traditions of LA County at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion at the Music Center, and broadcast live on KCET. The Ford Theatres and L.A. County Holiday Celebration are programs of the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.
This position offers an opportunity to work closely with experienced public relations/marketing professionals and add significant experience to your resume. Work on these projects is year round.
Project Period: Continuous
Working Hours: Flexible, 25-30 hours per week
Project Location: 1055 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 800, Los Angeles, CA 90017
Required Experience/Education/Skills//Major (must have classes) to demonstrate: Desirable qualifications include a background in marketing and public relations; social media familiarity; interest in the performing and visual arts; strong writing skills; background in journalism, communications or music/dance/visual arts; organized; detail oriented; good telephone skills; fluency in oral and written Spanish is a plus. Possible majors include, but are not limited to, communications, journalism, marketing, public administration, public relations or Bachelor of Arts.
Essential qualities and abilities: Consistent attention to detail and accuracy; ability to stay organized and meet deadlines; ability to work well under pressure in a fast-paced environment; ability to use Window-based computer and familiarity with Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook; ability to use and familiarity with the Adobe design suite, including Photoshop and Illustrator; ability to be proactive and plan ahead. Candidate must be reliable and possess enthusiasm and dedication for the arts and the task at hand.
Required Oral and Written Communication Skills: The candidate must be able to present both oral and written information in a poised, persuasive and professional manner; possess the ability to work both collaboratively and independently; and must be able to successfully interact effectively with a wide variety of people on-and off-site.
Salary: This is an unpaid internship for college credit.
How to apply: Submit a cover letter, resume and writing sample to email@example.com or via fax to 213-580-0017.
Contact: Kim Glann, Productions Marketing Manager
The Ford is accepting applications from qualified theatrical technicians to join its Summer Season stage crew. Typical duties include assisting with the load-in, set-up, running, strike and load-out of events. Candidates must have a working knowledge of current industry standards and equipment, including contemporary lighting and audio systems, be able to lift 50 lbs, and be able to climb to heights over 10 feet. Must be able to work safely and efficiently. Ideal candidates will have a hands-on, can-do work ethic, good communication skills and be able to work both independently and as part of a team in a high-paced, exciting environment.
To apply send a cover letter and resume to:
John Anson Ford Theatres
2580 Cahuenga Blvd. E.
Hollywood, CA 90068