Life On Earth Art (LOEA) is searching for a Deputy Director to lead day-to-day operations including community artmaking programs and in-house studio offerings!

This role oversees operations, administration, facilities, fundraising, and strategic planning to align artistic and program work with vision and key objectives. The Deputy Director will serve on the senior leadership team, and will be a valued thought partner for the board, staff, and collaborators. They will also interact with all functional areas, including supervising team members.

Please see the full job posting at: https://lifeonearthart.org/deputy-director-job-announcement

Who We Are

At Life On Earth Art, our vision is to create a just world where artistic opportunities for healing and community connection are accessible to all. LOEA unites people to co-create handmade large-scale interactive art as a platform for global healing. We aim to empower personal and collective well-being through creative participatory public and community artworks, programming, and social action. We facilitate programs for youth/teens, seniors, veterans, mental health practitioners, incarcerated individuals, and the general public around Northern California. Using the symbolism of winged hearts and cages, we examine imprisonment and liberation in society, facilitating experiences at the intersection of health equity and art equity.

What You’ll Do: Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Supervise and work closely with team members to ensure management of art classes, community artmaking programs, and events.
Guide LOEA’s strategic approach to projects, and make recommendations for facilities and technological improvements.
Streamline workflows and improve internal operational processes.
Inform hiring practices, skills training, and staff retention.
Nurture a culture of belonging, clear roles and goals, and productive accountability.
Make recommendations for branding, marketing, and PR improvements.
Inform fundraising strategy, prepare fundraising materials, participate in fundraising meetings, and manage follow up communications.
Monitor expenses and prepare budgets.
Collaborate with the LOEA Board.
Conduct research and analyze data regarding program performance and outcome measurement.
Oversee weekly flow of classes and activities at 133 Copeland.
Lead marketing efforts to fill classes. Build relationships with artists, students, and community members.
Steward organizational partnerships with clients, volunteers, and community groups
Serve as an ambassador for LOEA and its programs, especially in the arts and nonprofit community.

Who You Are: Ideal Candidate Profile

Successful candidates will have many of the following core competencies, personal qualities, and experience. We value deep connection to LOEA’s mission/values over perfect alignment of all qualifications and considerations listed below.

Artmaking or Teaching Experience:
Experience in educational, non-profit, advocacy, and artistic organizations

Proximity and Connection to Community:
Commitment to community building, artistic activism, and serving a variety of populations.

Strong Emotional Intelligence & Relational Abilities:
Engages with colleagues and network partners with integrity, empathy, kindness, humility, compassion, diplomacy, and loyalty.

Fundraising & Ambassadorial Skills:
Palpable passion and dedication to the LOEA mission and vision. Experience raising money from private and public sources, including foundations, individuals, and government programs.

Visionary Organizational Leadership Experience
Collaborative & Team Oriented. Strong executive-level leader and efficient operator. Able to balance competing demands.

Has a clear point of view and entrepreneurial vision for growth (programmatic, impact, and financial).

Other Job Requirements and Qualifications

Master’s or advanced degree (in teaching arts, social work, counseling or related field) preferred
Minimum of three years as a supervisor; relevant leadership experience in non profit or arts education/clinical/advocacy position
A proven and demonstrable track record of executing complicated projects and overseeing meaningful, impactful programs for youth and adults
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Experience designing, creating curriculum, and facilitating participatory processes and programs
Strong project management, research, and organizational capabilities
Knowledge of art, art history and child development
Cultural sensitivity and commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Ability to work autonomously and make informed, thoughtful decisions
Fluency in oral and written English required; Bilingual Spanish a plus
Strong interpersonal and listening skills required, with appreciation for diverse viewpoints and various communication styles.
Understanding of program and organizational budgets required
Strong knowledge of the Google Workspace and Canva; Graphic and/or web design experience a plus
Commitment to the vision, mission, and values that underlie LOEA’s work

Compensation & Benefits

This position offers a salary range of $90,000-100,000 per year, commensurate with experience.
LOEA offers a benefits package that includes health insurance reimbursement, PTO, paid sick leave, and professional development opportunities.
More details can be provided upon request.

Geographical Location & Remote Work

This is an in-person and onsite role
LOEA serves clients primarily onsite in Petaluma, CA, but also leads engagements around Sonoma County and the greater Bay Area. Some travel may be required.
The Deputy Director must be able to attend meetings and events in person, including some evenings. Occasional remote work may be possible, depending on the schedule of meetings.

How to Apply

Please send a resume and thoughtful cover letter to [email protected] with the subject line: “Deputy Director Search”
Your cover letter should answer the following questions:
How do your skills and experience align with the position description?
What aspects of LOEA’s programming and mission do you find particularly interesting and inspiring?

All applications will be held in strict confidence.
Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and earlier applicants may receive priority consideration. LOEA encourages all interested candidates to submit their applications promptly.

Life On Earth Art is an equal opportunity employer.