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CALIFORNIA LAWYERS 

FOR THE ARTS

Serving the Creative Arts Community Since 1974


Career Opportunities

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.

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.



State Wide

Statewide Education Program Director 


We are seeking a dynamic and passionate statewide Education Program Director to lead our efforts in developing and implementing educational programs that empower artists and arts organizations with the knowledge and tools necessary to navigate the complex intersection of art and law.


Position Summary:  The Education Program Director will play a pivotal role in shaping the organization's educational initiatives, ensuring that they align with our mission and vision. This position requires a creative and strategic thinker with an understanding of art law and a passion for education. The Educational Program Director will be responsible for designing, implementing, and managing a wide range of educational programs, including virtual, in-person and hybrid workshops, seminars, webinars, and conferences. The successful candidate will collaborate with our statewide staff, legal professionals, artists, arts organizations and other stakeholders to create informative and engaging content that meets the diverse needs of our target audience.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Program Development: Lead the conceptualization, development, and execution of educational programs and initiatives that address the unique challenges and opportunities artists and arts organizations confront, as well as programs targeted for continuing legal education credit and professional development for attorneys

  • Content Creation: Solicit speakers and work closely with legal professionals and other subject matter experts to create high-quality educational content, including curriculum materials and written resources, with particular attention to materials required for compliance with State Bar requirements for MCLE activities

  • Event Management: Coordinate virtual and in-person workshops, seminars, webinars, and conferences, managing all logistical aspects, including scheduling, participant registration and coordinating promotions and marketing with members of the statewide team both for CLA programs and Speakers Bureau events

  • Stakeholder Engagement: Build and maintain relationships with key stakeholders, including legal professionals, artists, arts organizations and the creative community generally to ensure that our programs are relevant and impactful

  • Evaluation and Improvement: Manage evaluative processes to continuously assess the effectiveness of educational programs and make data-driven improvements to enhance their quality and reach

  • Team Leadership: Supervise and mentor program staff, including regional administrative personnel and student interns to ensure successful delivery of educational programs

  • Collaboration: Collaborate with CLA's leadership team to align educational initiatives with the overall strategic goals of the organization and to ensure fulfillment of grant obligations

  • Reporting: Provide regular reports and updates on the progress and outcomes of educational programs to the Education Committee of the Board of Directors and assist in preparation of reports to funders

  • State Bar Compliance: Monitor and maintain compliance with CA State Bar requirements for Authorized MCLE Multiple Activity Providers and complete required annual reporting to the Bar. 


Qualifications: 

  • J.D. degree

  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant experience in program development, education, or a related field, with a strong understanding of art law and legal principles

  • Exceptional project management skills, including the ability to manage multiple programs simultaneously

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to engage and collaborate with diverse stakeholders

  • Proficiency in developing and delivering educational content through various mediums, including online and streaming platforms

  • Passion for the arts and a commitment to the organization's mission 


This position is full-time; salary range: $25-$28/hour, depending on experience.


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. Note: This job description is intended to convey information essential to understanding the scope of the position and is not an exhaustive list of skills, efforts, duties, responsibilities, or working conditions associated with it. CLA reserves the right to modify duties or job descriptions at any time.


Berkeley

Program Coordinator - Arbitration and Mediation Services (AAMS) - Bay Area

Program Description: AAMS, which was founded by CLA as a national alternative dispute resolution model program in 1980, helps artists and arts organizations of all disciplines resolve conflicts.

Responsibilities: The Program Coordinator will serve as a neutral third party conciliator/mediator, coordinating services with clients, conciliating arts-related conflicts, organizing mediation sessions with volunteer mediators, and maintaining accurate records in order to generate required monthly and annual reports for program funders, as well as to provide periodic reports to the AAMS committee of the CLA Board. In addition, the Program Coordinator will conduct outreach in the arts community to expand the visibility of AAMS, which may include hosting workshops, seminars and public events to educate artists, arts organizations, and stakeholders about the benefits of mediation.

The Program Coordinator will maintain productive working relationships with colleagues statewide and will work interdepartmentally to promote AAMS within the arts, alternative dispute resolution and legal communities. The Program Coordinator will also help lead a variety of ADR training programs, as well as recruit and supervise program volunteers and interns, and perform other tasks as needed.

Prerequisites: BA degree and completion of a 25-hour mediation training program required; JD degree and legal background preferred. Experience with alternative dispute resolution and knowledge of the 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.

Time Commitment: This position is non-exempt and is part time and flexible, for 20-25 hours/week.

Starting Salary: $23 - $26 per hour, depending on experience.

To Apply: Please send a letter of interest, a current resume and three references via e-mail to: careers@calawyersforthearts.org. No phone calls please.

CLA actively seeks to represent the diversity of the arts community. 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


Los Angeles


Sacramento

Program Manager - Designing Creative Futures - Sacramento Area


Position Summary:  We are seeking a dynamic Program Manager to lead our efforts in implementing Designing Creative Futures, a workforce development program for previously incarcerated people who are interested in the arts, in Sacramento. The successful candidate will coordinate with CLA’s statewide Designing Creative Futures team and local collaborating organizations/work sites throughout the planning, implementation, evaluation and reporting phases of the program.

Key Responsibilities: The Program Manager will be charged with recruiting and identifying viable candidates for participation in the project and facilitating their onboarding; recruiting art organization worksites and assisting them in designing appropriate four-month internships; maintaining weekly contact with participants and worksites to monitor progress; implementing evaluative tools to measure and support the progress of participants through the program, In addition, the Program Manager will  produce and present monthly, in-person workshops to enhance the participants’ job readiness, communications and conflict resolution skills, support participants’ progress by facilitating meetings with career/college counselors; collect requisite data and assist with grant reports, and other program-related duties, as needed.

Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor of Arts degree; Social Work degree and/or background preferred

  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant experience in program development, arts-in-corrections and/or re-entry programs required

  • Exceptional project management skills, including the ability to manage competing timelines simultaneously 

  • Strong interpersonal, organizational and communication skills, with the ability to engage and collaborate with diverse stakeholders and to work independently and collaboratively 

  • Passion for the arts and a commitment to the organization's mission 

This position is full-time; salary range: $24-$27/hour, depending on experience. System-impacted candidates strongly encouraged to apply. 

To apply, please send a letter of interest, a current resume and three references via e-mail to: careers@calawyersforthearts.org. No phone calls please.

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.  

Note: This job description is intended to convey information essential to understanding the scope of the position and is not an exhaustive list of skills, efforts, duties, responsibilities, or working conditions associated with it. CLA reserves the right to modify duties or job descriptions at any time.



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Programs Administrator - CLA Sacramento 

California Lawyers for the Arts is a statewide non-profit organization with 5 offices whose mission protects and promotes artists of all disciplines and the creative community by providing education, alternative dispute resolution, access to legal representation and advocacy. The Sacramento office has the Arts Arbitration and Mediation Services, and the Civil Harassment Court Mediation and the Youth Mediators in Schools programs.  


Responsibilities: The Programs Administrator manages initial contact and interest in mediation programs for Northern California, primarily CLA's Arts Arbitration and Mediation Programs (AAMS) and the Sacramento Mediation Center (SMC). Duties include managing the initial public contact with CLA Sacramento, including taking and logging all telephone calls, forms, emails or referrals from the public, initial case development, case and client referrals, resource development and tracking, accurate program reporting, general administration of mediation and training programs, outreach, marketing, research and event planning as needed, close collaboration with local and statewide staff and interns and general administration of to fulfill the mission of CLA. Additionally, the Programs Administrator will handle all mail, banking and other administrative duties on a weekly basis and be an honest, reliable and responsible member of our staff. All employees are expected to maintain productive working relationships with colleagues local and statewide and may work interdepartmentally on training, intern or volunteer programs, and perform other tasks as needed. Employees must be able to keep all information confidential. The Programs Administrator reports to the Associate Director. 


Prerequisites: Interest in the arts and helping professions is extremely important. A BA degree is required. Experience with alternative dispute resolution and knowledge of the Sacramento 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 and technical abilities, flexibility and a sense of humor. The best candidate will be both a team player and an independent thinker. 

Time Commitment: This position is non-exempt, partly remote, and full time for 40 hours/week. Starting Salary: $22 - $24 per hour, depending on experience. 

To Apply: Please send a letter of interest, a current resume and three references via email to: careers@calawyersforthearts.org. No phone calls please. 


CLA actively seeks to represent the diversity of the arts community. 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.


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