President and CEO, Center for Cultural Innovation

The CCI Board seeks a visionary President/CEO to raise and invest funds for innovative projects that support individual artists in California, working in all disciplines. For more than 10 years, the Center for Cultural Innovation (CCI) has been helping artists with business training and grants to help them achieve financial self‐reliance. Founded in 2001 as a California 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, with annual revenues ranging from $1.2 to $1.8 million and a core staff of 5, it has been doing this by awarding artist grants, providing business training, creating networking opportunities that connect artists to each other and arts supporters, and incubating untested projects that have the innovative promise of transforming the field.

This is an exciting time to be at the helm of CCI. A trusted intermediary organization in the arts, CCI is the only nonprofit throughout California with the sole focus of supporting individual artists and creative entrepreneurs. The new leader will be building on a rich legacy of successful projects as well as stepping in as experimental projects are underway. Furthermore, the CCI board of directors is in the midst of strategic planning for the organization, which will be concluded under the leadership of the new director. Presently, the new strategic plan asserts a bolder focus on treating artists as creative entrepreneurs who need both business training and financing/funding opportunities, with the details of the plan to be concluded under the new President and CEO.

Deadline: February 15.

Research & Development Manager, Creative Placemaking Lab, Artscape

Artscape is currently seeking a full time Research & Development Manager to join our team. The Creative Placemaking Lab (CPL) at Artscape undertakes research, community consultation and partner engagement to develop the vision and advance pre-development planning for major new Artscape projects. The CPL also delivers a range of free and fee-for service capacity building tools, resources and programs designed to support the capacity of communities outside Toronto to develop cultural space and creative placemaking projects. We undertake strategic research, project evaluation and are committed to advancing Artscape’s role as a thought leader in Creative Placemaking. The successful candidate will join a small team working in a fast moving, entrepreneurial and collaborative environment. This new post will significantly enhance our capacity to deliver on the goals and strategic directions set out in Vision 2017, Artscape’s Strategic Plan. Reporting to the Director, Creative Placemaking Lab, the post-holder will be required to work collaboratively with the Program Manager, Creative Placemaking Lab, to coordinate the department’s work, and will contribute to cross department teams and participate in and support multi-partner initiatives as directed.

Deadline: February 14.

Vice President, Learning and Leadership Development, League of American Orchestras

As American orchestras lean into the dramatic changes of the 21st Century the Vice President for Learning and Leadership Development has a unique opportunity to help League members develop the leadership and organizational practices required for resilience, vibrancy and adaptive change. The Vice President will develop a strategy for achieving field wide impact and leverage resources through strategic partnerships and technology. The Vice President for Learning and Leadership Development is responsible for creating, implementing and measuring the results of a cohesive body of programs intended to equip orchestra workers in all roles at entry, middle, and senior career stages with strategic, leadership, and functional skills.

Deadline: March 14.

Arts Grants Administrator (two positions), California Arts Council

The California Arts Council will be hiring individuals to fill program administrator positions for the first time in over ten years. Currently there are two vacancies to be filled. This is a rare opportunity to join a hard working agency during an exciting time of growth.

No deadline, but candidates are encouraged to complete the qualifying exam as soon as possible.

Various positions, Centre for Effective Altruism

Effective altruism is all about combining empathy, reason and evidence. By carefully considering what we value, and by working together to find the best ways of achieving that, we can each do an amazing amount of good. The Centre for Effective Altruism is a collection of organisations which have come together to explore these core ideas; with each organisation pursuing different ways of putting the ideas into practice. CEA is the umbrella organisation to which 80,000 Hours and Giving What We Can belong. We’re also starting to branch out into global prioritisation research (e.g. comparing the value of work on AI risk and on helping the global poor) and pure promotion of effective altruist ideas. We’re based in the centre of Oxford [UK], where we share offices with the Future of Humanity Institute, and which is a global hub for the effective altruist community.

Deadline: February 21. Positions include Director of Community at Giving What We Can, Lead Developer at 80,000 Hours, and several program-related internships, among others.