Program Manager, Diversity Apprenticeship Program

THE BROAD 

The Broad’s mission is to make contemporary art accessible to the widest possible audience. Founded in 2015 on Grand Avenue in downtown Los Angeles by philanthropists Eli and Edythe Broad, the museum offers free general admission and presents an active program of special exhibitions and innovative live events, all within a landmark building designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro. The Broad is home to the Broad collection, one of the world’s leading collections of postwar and contemporary art, which continues to grow as new artists and artworks are added. The museum is the headquarters of The Broad Art Foundation’s worldwide lending library, which has been loaning collection works to museums around the world since 1984. To create greater public access, The Broad will break ground on a 55,000 square-foot expansion in early 2025.  

ABOUT THE POSITION

Diversity Apprenticeship Program: 
At The Broad, it is our mission to make our collection accessible to the widest possible audience while we strive to create a welcoming, inclusive environment for all visitors and staff. The Diversity Apprenticeship Program (DAP) does this by providing fulltime 9-month paid apprenticeships in art handling and preparations to communities underrepresented on museum staff.

Directly reporting to the Program Director, the Program Manager (PM) will manage the day-to-day tasks and activities of the program. The PM will serve as a point person for apprentices, partners, mentors, and other program collaborators throughout the apprenticeship timeline and will take a lead role in recruitment and outreach for the program. 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 
Provide support to Program Director and apprentices which includes: 

  • Manage recruitment of candidates from traditionally underrepresented communities for the apprenticeship program. This includes designing and updating recruitment materials and scheduling outreach events, talks, info sessions, and other opportunities during yearly recruitment period. 
  • Management of the hiring of each cohort through scheduling, review of applications, communication with hiring committee, and screening interviews. 
  • Planning of orientation of yearly cohort of apprentices. 
  • Managing training schedule and activities for apprentices during initial month of apprenticeship, including gathering feedback and initiating training curriculum improvements. 
  • Preparing mentor orientation and overseeing mentor matching process with apprentices. 
  • Mentoring apprentices throughout their nine-month apprenticeship program. This includes guidance on challenges experienced as well as regular communication with apprentices throughout program timeline about placements, schedules, timesheets, trainings, and other opportunities. 
  • Liaise with and manage relationships with partners, mentors, and collaborators throughout the program. This includes program updates, scheduling apprentice placements, and information regarding required trainings for partners and mentors. 
  • Manage check-in meetings with apprentices, partners, and mentors as needed throughout the program. Organize and facilitate quarterly advisory committee meetings. 
  • Schedule, plan, and execute events such as career chats, training sessions, and other gatherings. 
  • Assist with the generation of grant proposals and grant reports. 

The DAP Program Manager will regularly perform other duties as assigned. 

QUALIFICATIONS 

  • Self-motivated, reliable, detail oriented, collaborative. 
  • Administrative experience including calendar management. 
  • Ability to balance and execute on both internal and external priorities. 
  • Knowledge of MS Office Suite (Excel, Word, Office 365, SharePoint, Teams) 
  • Planning and time management skills. 
  • Some knowledge of recruiting and hiring practices preferred. 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills. 
  • Ability to communicate clearly with supervisors, coworkers, and other collaborators. 
  • A self-starter comfortable operating autonomously, but also aware of when and how to advocate for the help and resources needed for success. 
  • Strong understanding of and passion for DEIA strongly preferred. 
  • Grant management and grant writing skills preferred. 
  • Reliable transportation and ability to travel to multiple partner sites. 

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS 

  • Approach work with integrity and honesty. 
  • Support and demonstrate the museum’s culture of developing a diverse, equitable, inclusive, and accessible environment for staff, contract staff, vendors, and visitors. 
  • All employees of The Broad are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19, subject to certain exemptions as required by law. All newly hired staff must show proof of their COVID-19 vaccination within 45 days of hire. Please contact Human Resources if you have questions regarding the COVID-19 vaccination policy. 
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire. Employment is contingent upon a satisfactory background and reference check. 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS 
Lifting, moving, objects (in excess of 10-20 lbs.), bending, kneeling, crouching, etc. Must be able to stand for extended periods of time.

CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Valid drivers’ license and working vehicle strongly preferred. 

WORK ENVIRONMENT 
Work is performed mainly indoors. This role requires setting up training areas at offsite warehouse on multiple floors as well as The Broad. 

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS 
$67,000 - $72,000 Annually 

Employees are expected to work 40 hours per week. 

Employees hired into this position are eligible for the following benefits: medical, vision, employee assistant program, paid vacation and holidays, sick leave, retirement, life insurance, and short- and long-term disability. 

Additional benefits may include employee discount at The Shop, free parking or annual free personalized LA Metro pass or bike stipend or walk stipend, discounts at local eateries, and more. 

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER 
The Broad is an equal opportunity employer, and we aspire to reflect the diversity of Los Angeles in both our staff and our visitors. It is the practice of The Broad to offer equal opportunity consistent with applicable federal and state law in all aspects of employment. All employment decisions will be made in compliance with applicable federal and state laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race (including traits historically associated with race, including but not limited to hair texture and protective hairstyles), religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, sex, pregnancy, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, medical condition (as defined by California law and including Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), actual or perceived), genetic information, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, having filed a discrimination complaint or any other status protected by applicable law. The Broad believes that by actively building a diverse workforce we can innovate, inspire, and engage with the widest possible audience. 

The statements in this description represent typical elements, criteria, and general work performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required for the job. 

*Reasonable accommodations will be made for qualified candidates with disabilities in accordance with the ADA and the ADAAA.

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