Media, Arts, & Culture Manager Job Description RYSE creates safe spaces grounded in social justice that builds youth power for young people to love, learn, educate, heal and transform lives and communities. About RYSE: RYSE is a safe and welcoming center for diverse West Contra Costa youth (ages 13 to 21) that seeks to build youth power and leadership towards the larger vision of personal and community health and transformation. Grounded in social justice values and principles, RYSE provides comprehensive and holistic programming and promotes multi-racial, cross-cultural relationships. RYSE opened its doors in October 2008, and features programming and services across areas of community health; education and career; juvenile justice; media, arts & culture; and youth leadership and organizing.
RYSE’s Media, Arts, & Culture Overview
In service to RYSE's Theory of Liberation, the Media, Arts, + Culture (MAC) Department promotes personal healing, social justice, and community transformation by facilitating young people's innovative creation of personal, political, and expressive media and art to shift the narrative about our youth.
The Media, Arts, & Culture Manager will support all youth in RYSE Center programs in identity cultivation, personal and community expression, skill building, and work to promote young artists advancing racial justice, safety, equity and liberation. The position is responsible for supporting teaching artists to lead onsite programming and activities for youth artists through internships, workshops, pop ups, center-wide events, as well as support MAC staff to assist in these activities and workshops. The Media, Arts, & Culture Manager will work in partnership with the MAC Director, Community Arts Partnerships Manager, and MAC pathways staff to support onsite programs with community arts partners, WCCUSD school sites, and other local and national partners.
This is a full-time position at 40 hours per week and an annual salary of $65,000-$75,000 (DOE), payable bi-weekly. The position is exempt, does not qualify for overtime pay, and requires work onsite at RYSE.
We offer a comprehensive benefits package, which includes:
• RYSE covers 100% medical (including acupuncture and chiropractic) for employees and dependents;
• RYSE covers 100% dental and vision insurance for employees and dependents;
• Generous vacation, sick leave and holidays, including a minimum of 5 weeks off in year 1;
• A matching retirement account program; • FSA/HSA option;
• Substantial professional development opportunities, and more!