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Executive Director Search - Posted March 24, 2022

Executive Director


About the Organization: Enrichment Works is a 501c3 nonprofit arts education organization, its mission to create and present professional theater to inspire learning. A leading provider of theatrical assembly programs and related educational programming to schools, libraries and other community venues in Greater Los Angeles County, the organization’s purpose, as stated in the bylaws, is “to serve the diverse population of Southern California by celebrating the unique contribution of each culture and common values that unite us all.” Enrichment Works has originated more than 60 touring shows, serving nearly a million students, including many first-time theatergoers since 1999.COVID-19 placed our audiences temporarily out of reach and, with the exception of a handful of streaming video productions, sidelined our actors. Through it all, Enrichment Works maintained strong relationships with its Board, artists and educators and raised sufficient funds to hold on until its diverse young audiences return.


Job Description: Enrichment Works seeks an entrepreneurial visionary with excellent production, communications, managerial and administrative skills to write the next chapter in its history. The Executive Director is currently the only administrative employee and is responsible for supervising all aspects of the organization, beginning with creating effective and inspiring arts education programs as we return to live programming. The ideal candidate is a leader committed to theater, young people, and reaching a diverse audience who will work closely with our Board of Directors to fulfill our mission.


The ED must be able to work both independently and collaboratively. They are a motivator and a problem-solver who possesses superior writing and organizational skills and will work closely with the board of directors to keep them informed and engaged in the work of the organization.


We expect the new Executive Director to work alongside the current ED for a six-week period, beginning in mid-May as their training. The public health situation at the start of the next school term will be key in determining whether or not the position will become a permanent and/or full-time one.


Responsibilities

Programming: Seek out new works and oversee all aspects of production. Keep all current productions rehearsed, fresh and up-to-date. Managing the organization’s calendar and program correspondence. Arranging and scheduling rehearsals, trainings and performances. Educate and communicate with artists as to proper behavior and responsibilities when working at schools and other youth serving organizations to assure a positive experience for all parties


Fundraising/Development: Research and apply for appropriate grant opportunities from government entities and private foundations, fulfill grant requirements and submit reports .Individual donor engagement and management


Marketing: Maintain and build relationships with education partners and clients. Seek out, develop, and nurture relationships with new partners and potential clients. Create regular program updates and newsletters. Maintain the organization’s contacts database. Create social media content and posts.


Administration: Management and oversight of all employees and volunteers including hiring and training. General administration duties including budgeting, financial management, email and phone communications, drafting agreements with artists, calendar management, scheduling performances and conducting and compiling results of evaluation surveys.


Qualifications: A minimum of five years’ experience in theatrical production and/or arts education. Bachelor’s degree. Leadership and management experience .Knowledge and experience with grant writing and individual fundraising programs .Ability to effectively manage multiple projects and adapt to changing circumstances. Excellent critical thinking and problem solving skills. A strong understanding of the Common Core Standards and the California Visual and Performing Art Standards. Experience with Microsoft Office programs, Dropbox, Google Drive, Mailchimp/Constant Contact or other email platforms. A commitment to incorporating diversity, equity and inclusion in all aspects of Enrichment Works programming. A proactive leader with an enthusiastic attitude and strong organizational skills. Must be creative, flexible and have the ability to continually seek information and look for new approaches to fulfilling our mission. Experience working in theater, TYA experience is preferred. Experience working with Los Angeles area schools is a plus.


Compensation: $30 per hour, 20 flexible hours per week in a combination of remote and onsite hours as needed. Start date in mid-May. Two weeks of paid vacation plus the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day. Our office is located in Valley Glen, CA. This was a full-time position before Covid and as programming resumes could return to full-time.


How to Apply: Send a resume/CV and a cover letter to info@enrichmentworks.org. In your cover letter please share with us a summary of your relevant experience and an explanation as to why you are interested in working for Enrichment Works. No calls please. The Executive Search Committee will be reviewing resumes and scheduling interviews in the coming weeks.


This employment opportunity is available to all, without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender identity, age, marital status, sexual orientation, or disability.

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Script

Enrichment Works is accepting ongoing submissions of plays and musicals for K-12 audiences that focus on multicultural storytelling and explore different viewpoints. Themes relating to cultural diversity and inclusivity are strongly encouraged. Plays should be no longer than 45 minutes in length with a cast of 1-3 actors. Enrichment Works provides theater to inspire learning at schools, libraries, museums and other community venues.  Playwrights retain ownership of their work and are paid royalties for each performance. Enrichment Works also welcomes pitches and ideas for collaborative projects. Please submit a full script and/or short synopsis of your work as well as an artist bio to info@enrichmentworks.org. 


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ACTOR 

We are always looking for dedicated, responsible and experienced actors who love children, are available at least 9 months of the year, and are willing to work in non-traditional venues. Please send your photo and resume and you will be contacted when auditions are scheduled. Payment is on a per-booking basis.


Apply to be a 

WORKSHOP INSTRUCTOR

We seek Teaching Artists (actors, directors, designers, playwrights) who are familiar with State Content Standards, the new Common Core standardsand have classroom experience. We are especially interested in bilingual educators (Spanish and English).

Email: info@enrichmentworks.org


Mail: Enrichment Works, 5605 Woodman Avenue, Suite 207, Valley Glen, CA 91401.