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Position: Director of People and Culture

Status: Full-time | Exempt | Salaried

Compensation Group: Senior Director

Reports to: Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Hours: Mon – Fri 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

The Minnesota Street Project (Project) and the Minnesota Street Project Foundation (MSP Foundation) value a community where everyone can participate in arts and culture and strives to cultivate equity in all of its programs. We value a diverse workforce built upon inclusion, equity, and cultural humility and are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We believe that the arts have the power to change hearts and minds, and to inspire social change. We also believe that arts and culture are key elements in creating desirable places to live, learn, work, and visit.

About Minnesota Street Project:

Located in San Francisco’s historic Dogpatch district, the Project is a for-profit enterprise that supports contemporary arts in the Bay Area by providing sustainably below-market rents to artists, art galleries, and arts non-profits and by providing spaces for visiting exhibitions and arts-related programming.

About Minnesota Street Project Foundation:

An affiliate of the Minnesota Street Project, the MSP Foundation was created to advance educational and civic programming and provide direct financial support to artists and arts organizations.

Job Summary

Minnesota Street Project and Minnesota Street Project Foundation are seeking a human-centered, culture-builder, and organizational leader to serve as the Director of People & Culture. This newly created position will provide overall HR leadership to the organization. Reporting to the CEO, the Director is responsible for managing the development and implementation of human resources policies, programs, and services, including recruitment, onboarding, retention, professional development strategy and execution, legal compliance, employee benefits and compensation, employee relations, and employee communications. In addition, the Director will develop and implement key equity, diversity, inclusion, and access initiatives, and support organizational development, culture, and change management to support a high-performance people-centered culture for the Project and MSP Foundation. This is a tremendous opportunity for a motivated human resource professional with strong leadership skills to join the team bringing the Project and MSP Foundation into its next chapter.

This position is internally focused, advances the ethos and mission of Minnesota Street Project by achieving these key objectives:

  • Ensuring that the organization’s growth is successfully and sustainably managed through systems, structures, policies, and practices.
  • Implementing and maintaining systems and structures for administration, governance, human resources, equity and inclusion, program planning, program assessment, performance management, and accountability.
  • Fostering cross-departmental collaboration and multi-disciplinary strategies that enhance the work of MSP and are consistent with continuing the organization’s evolution.

This position may be right for you if:

  • You have a passion for people and systems.
  •  You enjoy solving challenges and always look for creative solutions and new ways of working. You are comfortable leading teams into uncharted territory.
  •  You bring insight and energy to all aspects of your work. You strive for excellence, not perfection.
  • You are comfortable presenting your ideas in front of colleagues, organization stakeholders, or a large audience.
  • You are a great facilitator. You like bringing people, teams, and communities together. You aren’t afraid of conflict and have a distinct skill for navigating sensitive situations diplomatically.
  • You are passionate about diversity, inclusion, equity, and access and have experience applying equitable practices to your work.
  • You are a mentor and collaborator.
  • You understand the transformational power of culture, creativity and the arts.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop strategies, design processes, and lead all talent management practices including onboarding, recruitment and advancement.
  • Provide strategic leadership on the implementation of diversity, racial equity and inclusion initiatives.
  • Continuously review the training and development needs of all team members and seek out or create training opportunities to meet those needs.
  • Assess organizational needs and drive comprehensive solutions in areas such as performance management, training, supervision, and team development.
  • Coach and counsel Department Leads on organizational matters, performance issues, and equitable practices.
  • Co-develop effective change management strategies and ensure successful implementation.
  • Conduct legal research to ensure that company policies and procedures meet compliance standards and legal requirements.
  • Help build and maintain a culture that fosters high performance, growth, innovation, collaboration, mutual respect and support.
  • Directly lead all human resources functions of the organization, including providing support to hiring managers for hiring new team members.
  • Lead efforts to retain diverse team, including by convening a team satisfaction working group, regularly assessing team member satisfaction, proposing improvements that will enhance satisfaction and retention, and evaluating whether the total work environment provided is competitive with similar organizations.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Be an excellent active listener and clear communicator
  • Possess impeccable written and spoken communication skills
  • Understand the longer-term strategic goals of the company and know how to support them
  • Be a self-starter and self-manger as well as excellent collaborator
  • Demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion and access.

Required Skills, Abilities, and Experience:

  • Thorough knowledge of HR practices, procedures, laws, and regulations (including hiring, performance management, and organizational development).
  • Demonstrated success in helping achieve diversity, racial equity & inclusion asan organizational value.
  • Experience applying a racial equity analysis to one’s work; demonstrated experience developing solutions that address institutional and structural bias.
  • Excellent strategic and intellectual abilities coupled with pragmatism and a rollup-one’s-sleeves attitude.
  • Strong project, time, and budget management skills; an ability to thrive working under deadlines and handling multiple tasks without sacrificing attention to detail.
  • Exceptional qualitative and quantitative analytic skills. Experience using both objective data and informed opinions to evaluate the impact of an organization’s work.
  • Experience in assessing organizational health through analyzing recruitment, development and retention data, and assessing management, leadership, and organizational capacity.
  • Experience building strong, positive, collaborative relationships with diverse constituencies. The ability to listen to new ideas, encourage open dialogue, and inspire people to work towards common goals.
  • Demonstrated success in achieving high level results across multiple HR disciplines.
  • Demonstrated success at creating and implementing HR strategies and achieving results.
  • Demonstrated success leading organizational change and helping others adjust to a constantly changing environment of high expectations.
  • Strong verbal and written communications.
  • Demonstrated success in coaching/counseling managers and employees across a wide spectrum of HR, performance, and talent management issues.
  • Demonstrated success building collaboration within and across team; demonstrated ability to build strong relationships with people at all levels to obtain successful organizational outcomes and move projects forward.
  • Demonstrated success applying analytics and solving complex human resource and organizational challenges.
  • Demonstrated success working effectively with diverse populations and in high-pressure situations is essential.
  • Proven ability to write clear, structured, articulate and persuasive proposals and collateral materials.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office.

Desired Skills, Abilities and Experience:

  • Five (5) years of experience in Human Resource Management in an organization similar in complexity required.
  • At least five (5) years of experience supervising teams and developing leadership teams.
  • Bachelor’s degree. This requirement can be substituted for an additional two (2) years of experience.
  • SPHR/PHR preferred.
  • Capacity to balance prior knowledge and experience in arts and culture with an objective open-mindedness about new solutions.
  • Experience negotiating agreements and managing contracts.
  • Commitment to Minnesota Street Project mission, vision and values.
  • Cultural flexibility/agility and a commitment to fostering a respectful and inclusive work environment.

If you are ready to be a part of a committed, collaborative team dedicated to delivering high touch programs and services to our community, we want to talk with you.

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Associate Warehouse Art Handler, Art Services

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The Minnesota Street Project (Project) and the Minnesota Street Project Foundation (MSP Foundation) value a community where everyone can participate in arts and culture and strives to cultivate equity in all of its programs.

We value a diverse workforce built upon inclusion, equity, and cultural humility and are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.

We believe that the arts have the power to change hearts and minds, and to inspire social change.

We also believe that arts and culture are key elements in creating desirable places to live, learn, work, and visit.

About Minnesota Street Project:

Located in San Francisco’s historic Dogpatch district, the Project is a for-profit enterprise that supports contemporary arts in the Bay Area by providing sustainably below-market rents to artists, art galleries, and arts non-profits and by providing spaces for visiting exhibitions and arts-related programming.

About Minnesota Street Project Foundation:

An affiliate of the Minnesota Street Project, the MSP Foundation was created to advance educational and civic programming and provide direct financial support to artists and arts organizations.

Job Summary

Minnesota Street Project is currently seeking a full-time Art Handler, with expert art handling skills, to join our warehouse team of arts professionals.

Responsibilities

-Exhibits a friendly and approachable demeanor with MSP staff, clients, and vendors, acting as a positive ambassador for the overall Project; ensures strong communication is facilitated and deadlines are continually met.
-Assists in daily work orders (packaging and handling artwork) and installs for client viewing room appointments, stages outgoing artworks, anticipates incoming shipments by designating spaces in advance of deliveries, and assists with loading and unloading of trucks for shipments and field jobs.
-Moves stored objects in warehouse, maximizing spatial utilization while maintaining artwork safety
-Assists the Registration department with measuring and barcoding incoming artworks; condition reports artworks on an as-needed basis.
-Keeps warehouse consistently clean, useable, and client-ready, bringing a proactive approach; inventories and readies supplies for field teams; administers reuse and recycling policies.
-Prioritizes the safety of personnel and artworks, adhering to company operational guidelines at all times
-Assists in upkeep of warehouse equipment and systems including forklift and HVAC
-May require occasional field work including packing, delivery and installation of artworks in client’s homes, offices and galleries
-Drives company fleet vehicles including box trucks and sprinter vans for warehouse and field-job related tasks
-Attends weekly department meetings and performs other related duties as required.

Minimum Requirements

Minimum 2 years of experience in a museum, gallery or art shipping organization; demonstrated expertise in art handling techniques and storing practices.
-Demonstrated concern for detail, accuracy and precise execution of work; ability to quickly identify and resolve problems, ensuring projects stay on schedule.
-Works well independently and in a team; excellent communication skills, both verbally and written.
-Experienced operating warehouse equipment (VRCs, forklifts, walkie stackers, and pallet jacks)
-Valid drivers license.
-Ability to lift 50 lbs.
-Proficient with PC and Mac operating systems and software, including Adobe and Microsoft Suites and Filemaker Pro; familiarity with G Suite and CRMs.

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Assistant Education Director

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$50,000-52,000
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THE GROUNDLINGS THEATRE & SCHOOL, a leading non-profit improv theatre in Los Angeles, seeks an experienced, proactive Assistant Education Director to join our organization. The Assistant Education Director will bring energy and strong organizational skills to the day-to-day operations of this very busy improv school. The AED reports directly to the Education Director and works in concert with the theatre staff to provide steady and competent leadership to the School. Excellent communication (both spoken and written) and strong organizational and people skills are a must.

Responsibilities include:

  • Schedule and build monthly classes in concert with the Education Director and teachers.
  • Manage/track weekly class sales and make adjustments as needed.
  • Participate in the planning and implementation of annual school events, such as the School Open House, Diversity Festival and Master Class Fundraiser.
  • With the Education Director, manage a small staff of part-time School Associates and 60+ teachers.
  • Work with teachers and administrators each week to answer questions about classes, manage enrollments and troubleshoot problems.
  • Ensure that teachers have adequate set-ups and materials.
  • Support the development and implementation of new school initiatives.
  • Participate in overseeing marketing efforts for school projects.
  • Other administrative duties as assigned. 

Ideal Candidate Attributes:

  • Strong organizational and time management skills, and a self-starter mentality.
  • Experience with theatre or arts organizations, especially those that include classes for adults and teens.
  • Ability to work creatively and independently with superior problem-solving skills.
  • Forward-looking thinker who actively seeks opportunities and proposes solutions.
  • Ability to communicate and work effectively with leadership, interns, staff, and board members.
  • Ability to lead the coordination of cross-departmental efforts.
  • Willingness to work some nights and weekends as required.
  • Experience designing and implementing a complex array of programs and services.
  • A commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion; a personal approach that values the individual and respects differences of race, ethnicity, age, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ability, and socio-economic circumstance. 
  • Able to work with diverse individuals within the organization and broader community.

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • 3-5 (or more) years of administrative experience with similar scope of responsibilities required. 
  • Demonstrated history of increasing responsibility in nonprofit management.
  • Knowledge and experience with technology such as Google Suite and Office 365, experience with Tessitura a plus. 

Compensation & Benefits:

This is a full-time, salaried position. The annual salary is $50-52K per year. Employee benefits include excellent health, vision and dental insurance, a 401(k) retirement savings plan, flexible paid vacation and sick time, a hybrid work schedule (4 days in-office, 1 day from home), and the opportunity to work in a collaborative, fun environment.

Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion:

The Groundlings School is an equal opportunity employer and committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We strongly encourage BIPOC, LGBTQ+ individuals, and those with protected class backgrounds to apply. We value the individuals that we hire and look forward to creating a positive, diverse work environment for all identities. 

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Business Manager

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$50,000-60,000
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The prestigious non-profit organization, The Groundlings Theatre & School, seeks a full-time Business Manager to oversee the financial management, payroll, and human resource administration of the organization. The ideal candidate will have excellent financial experience, exemplary communication skills, a strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and an appreciation for the arts. We are a performing arts organization, so there is a strong passion (and humor!) for what we do here. We work hard to create an inclusive, kind, and empathetic environment that encourages teamwork and collaboration. 

Essential Functions:

  • Daily bookkeeping (A/R, A/P, etc)
  • Budget development and implementation
  • Generating and analyzing finance reports
  • Managing insurance, permit, tax, and compliance needs
  • Payroll processing (bi-weekly) for an organization of 100+ employees
  • Oversee employee benefit programs, PTO, annual reviews, and pay changes
  • Maintain employees records, update employment policies, assist with disciplinary process 
  • Supporting the diversity and equity mission and values of the organization, and cultivating a supportive and inclusive work environment for all our employees

Skills, Qualifications & Competencies:

  • Great organizational skills with excellent attention to detail and a commitment to accuracy
  • Exceptional critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, and an ability to handle sensitive situations with tact and patience
  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in accounting or related field
  • Experience with Quickbooks (or similar accounting program) and GAAP accounting requirements; experience with non-profit accounting a plus
  • Experience with Excel, Word, Adobe suite, and Google Docs (or similar software) a plus, but not required
  • Experience with Tessitura (or a similar ticketing system) a plus, but not required 

Schedule 

  • Part-time to start with potential of job growth
  • Flexible weekly hours - expectation of 20-25 hours per week to start
  • Remote work options 

COVID-19 Precautions:

  • Majority of duties performed remotely right now, due to Covid-19
  • Remote interview process
  • Virtual meetings
  • Personal protective equipment provided and required when onsite
  • Social distancing guidelines in place when onsite
  • Thorough sanitizing, disinfecting, and cleaning procedures in place for both buildings

Salary / Compensation

$50,000-60,000 commensurate with experience

 

The Groundlings is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and work to create an inclusive environment because we know it makes our school and theater better. Black, Indigenous, and People of Color are strongly encouraged to apply. 

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Performance Artist Search - San Francisco

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The House of Red Velvet is surrealistic and euphoric performance dark art theater. We are an established show from Los Angeles, and have done shows in San Francisco, Seattle, and Portland. The show has been running for 6 years, and is produced by Olivia Bellafontaine.

The House of Red Velvet is looking for performance artists, contortionists, ballerinas, opera singers, dancers, or anyone with an interesting performance skill. Only accepting great attitudes, professionalism, and hungry performers. This production requires dedication, loyalty, love, open-mindedness, and understanding.

We are looking for fearless, confident, talented, emotionally present female performers with an impeccable stage presence. If you have had interesting life experiences, can translate that to stage, and make people feel something when they watch you, then we are interested in you.

Please look at the show website and know what we do before submitting. https://thehouseofredvelvet.com.

Email olivia@thehouseofredvelvet.com

Thank you. We look forward to your submissions.

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Performance artist with a unique skill. Ballet, dance, butoh, opera, contortion, etc. Prefer uninhibited artists. Sometimes nudity makes more sense for this style of performance art, however it is not required. 

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Listing Deadline: 
Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Gallery Assistant

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Hannah Hoffman Gallery is seeking an experienced and organized gallery assistant. The position is full time. Applicant must be flexible and available to work additional hours and days as needed and assist during openings and other events. Prior gallery experience is preferred but not required. Applicant must able to multi-task, keeping track of long and short term projects while also able to immediately assist Directors with urgent tasks. They will primarily assist with administrative tasks related to the daily function of the gallery.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

-Opening / closing gallery
-Ensuring adequate function of current exhibition (looping media, turning on installations, checking room sheet supply, etc.)
-Maintaining order and presentability in the office/showroom
-Answering general inquiries via telephone and email
-Ordering office supplies, running errands
-Updating new contacts in YMLP and Artlogic
-Assist in event planning for openings

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

-Assisting with website maintenance
-Scanning and formatting press materials for gallery archives
-Updating gallery artist’s CV's and Dossiers
-Keep an updated calendar of staff meetings, travel itineraries, opening and closing dates of gallery exhibitions, consignment periods with other galleries, relevant openings and art events in Los Angeles
-Assist artists and studio managers with occasional special projects and extra admin support as needed

REQUIREMENTS:

-Attention to detail
-Knowledge and interest in contemporary art, galleries and institutions
-Excellent writing, interpersonal and organizational skills
-Experience with Dropbox
-Photoshop and InDesign proficiency 
-Knowledge of database software Artlogic or similar
-Self-motivation is key

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