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CLA actively seeks to represent the diversity of the arts community in its staff and board of directors. CLA is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit. CLA prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, creed, sex, marital status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws. All such discrimination is prohibited by CLA.


AAMS Program Coordinator (San Francisco Bay Area)

California Lawyers for the Arts (CLA) is a non-profit, tax-exempt service organization that empowers the creative community by providing education, representation, and alternative dispute resolution.


The Program Coordinator of AAMS will serve as a neutral third-party conciliator/mediator, discussing our ADR services with callers and clients, conduct intakes, conciliate arts and non-art related conflicts, and coordinate mediation sessions. They will help lead a variety of ADR training programs, as well as recruit and supervise program volunteers and interns. In addition, they will record statistics to funding agencies and maintain accurate documents to generate required monthly and annual reports for staff and the CLA board.

In addition, the Program Coordinator will help with both outreach and educational efforts around the Bay Area to better support artists and arts organizations as they continue to thrive in our community. All staff are expected to maintain effective working relationships with our colleagues in Sacramento, Los Angeles and San Diego and may be asked to handle research, issues or give assistance around the state as needed. The Program Coordinator may also develop program funding and be involved in other forms of fundraising, The Program Coordinator reports to the Associate Director and will assist in maintaining quality standards for the program to fulfill the mission of CLA.


BA degree required; completion of a 25-hour mediation training program; JD degree and legal background helpful. Experience with alternative dispute resolution, Bay Area arts and entertainment sectors, non-profit administration, city and county government, legal programs or other volunteer services will contribute to success. Desired qualities include excellent written and verbal communication skills, strong analytical abilities, facilitative leadership skills, ability to work on multiple tasks as a member of a team, flexibility, and a sense of humor. 

CLA’s programs, services and hiring practices support principles of equity, diversity, inclusivity and engagement.  CLA is committed to complying with all applicable laws providing equal employment opportunities to individuals regardless of race, color, religion, gender identity, marital status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation or veteran status. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

Starting Salary Range:  $24 to $28 per hour, depending upon experience; flexible 20 - 25 hours/week.  Covid policies and protocols are in place.

To apply, please send a letter of interest, a current resume and three references via e-mail to:

No phone calls please.

Los Angeles

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