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Workshop Manager

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Art With Impact
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Los Angeles, CA

Art With Impact


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Published 15 days ago

December 4, 2020
$44,000 - $48,000

**This is a remote position. Applicants are welcome from throughout the U.S.**

 

About us:

Art With Impact (AWI), a virtually-run, national nonprofit, is hiring a full-time Workshop Manager. AWI promotes mental wellness by creating space for young people to learn and connect through art and media. Since 2011, AWI has grown from working with a handful of colleges and universities in California, to having run over 380 workshops in 18 states. We are continuing to grow, and in the not-too-distant-future, plan to offer workshops at colleges and universities in all 48 continental states.

We are currently offering our flagship workshop, Movies for Mental Health (M4MH) online. This film-based workshop ignites discussions about mental health and wellness, and reduces stigma around mental illness. We are also piloting three new online workshops this year, and when we live in a world where in-person group gatherings are a safe thing again we'll bring back Our Bodies, Our Minds (OBOM) which is a theater-based workshop to raise awareness of the mental health impacts of sexual violence, and help communities be more supportive of survivors of sexual violence.


About you:

You LOVE crossing things off your to-do list, especially when you know that each individual task is contributing to the greater good. You believe that mental health is an issue that has been under the radar for way too long, and feel that the arts are an effective and, more importantly, meaningful way to create connections with this topic.

As AWI’s Workshop Manager, you will play a key role in our organization’s impact since you will be setting the stage for each and every one of our programs at colleges and universities throughout the country. Planning our workshops involves a variety of tasks, taking folks step-by-step through the process. No two days will look the same as you manage a wide range of moving parts, and in this role, you will regularly exercising different parts of your amazing self. 

As a communicator and someone who enjoys working with people, you will practice active listening and patience as you get to know each school’s contact person. These folks come from a bunch of different paths and include administrative staff, faculty, and/or students. You will make sure they have what they need for the event to be successful, while also holding them accountable for the pieces they’ve committed to. You will also regularly be liaising with our workshop facilitators, and core staff.

As someone attentive to detail, you will keep close track of your to-do list for each workshop, making sure you can check off each task by its deadline, keeping clear records of your work, and making sure nothing slips through the cracks.

As someone who can think on their feet, you will be able to confidently keep up-to-date on many tasks and deadlines as you coordinate a number of workshops at once.

As a collaborator and team player, you will keep your team members up-to-date about your process and connect with the work AWI is doing as a whole. You will also keep your mind open to finding ways to improve our processes, and participate in making changes that will help our organization - and the people we serve - continue to grow and thrive.


About the role:

Primary Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Serve as the primary contact for staff and students who host AWI workshops with / for their campus community, and communicate with them regularly throughout the planning process
  • Use AWI’s tech tools, including Insightly, Asana and Google spreadsheets, to keep track of tasks related to each workshop
  • Edit digital marketing materials as needed for each workshop using the Adobe suite
  • Have phone calls with students who will serve on the panel at each workshop, listening compassionately to their lived experience mental health stories, and helping them prepare a 5-minute version of their story to share at the workshop
  • Support on-campus organizers in utilizing AWI’s thorough marketing tools to ensure high attendance at each workshop
  • Compile and (lightly) analyze post-workshop evaluation data after each workshop using Excel and the Adobe suite
  • Input all data and pictures gathered from each workshop into AWI’s internal databases (Insightly, Google Drive, Dropbox, website)
  • Creatively brainstorm with AWI staff and campus partners ways in which we can improve the process, program, and student engagement
  • Meet (virtually) with AWI’s Executive Director and other staff at least once per week

 

Required Skills and Experience

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience in project management
  • Ability to thrive while managing lists of tasks, especially when working with collaborating partners with varying personalities and communication styles
  • A big fan of spreadsheets and organization (we’re a bunch of excel nerds)
  • Lived and / or professional experience with mental illness and maintaining mental wellness - i.e. at least a basic understanding of mental health and stigma
  • A connection with the arts / film / media / creativity
  • Strong commitment to fostering mental wellness in college students
  • Strong organizational and multitasking skills; ability to manage various concurrent projects with tight deadlines
  • Ability to work independently and virtually, managing time well, and keeping team members informed and up to date


Communication with the Art With Impact team will take place over email and video calls. The Workshop Manager is the default person to provide tech support for online workshops (though this role can be shared with other team members), and will attend occasional workshops as an observer once we're back in person. They will work approximately 40 hours per week starting January 4, 2021. The annual salary range for this position is $44,000 - $48,000 based on experience. Application deadline: Friday, December 4, 2020.

We work with a great diversity of students and stakeholders, and are looking for applicants who can reflect some of the identities of those we serve, especially those in traditionally marginalized communities. Therefore, Black, Indigenous, People of Color, people with disabilities, first generation college students, members of the LBGTQIA+ communities, and immigrants to the United States are especially encouraged to apply.

**This is a remote position. Applicants are welcome from throughout the U.S.**

 

About us:

Art With Impact (AWI), a virtually-run, national nonprofit, is hiring a full-time Workshop Manager. AWI promotes mental wellness by creating space for young…

Details at a glance

  • Remote Possible
  • Full Time Schedule
  • 4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional

Benefits

AWI will contribute $75 /month toward cell phone and/or other work-from-home expenses, and $440 / month toward health insurance.

AWI will contribute $75 /month toward cell phone and/or other work-from-home expenses, and $440 / month toward health insurance.

Level of Language Proficiency

Fluency in English.

Fluency in English.

Location

Los Angeles, CA

How to Apply

To apply, please send the following to Cary McQueen, Executive Director, at apply@artwithimpact.org with the subject line: Workshop Manager Application

  • Cover Letter - PDF attachment
  • Resume - separate PDF attachment
  • A 60-second or less video of you talking about something you're passionate about - it can be anything! Please upload the video to Youtube or Vimeo (if you make it "private," please be sure to give us permission to view it), or send a link to a file in Google Drive or Dropbox.

To apply, please send the following to Cary McQueen, Executive Director, at apply@artwithimpact.org with the subject line: Workshop Manager Application

  • Cover Letter - PDF…

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