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School Culture Advisory (Arts)-VISTA AmeriCorps Program

The Partnership is committed to continuously building an anti-racist culture that promotes diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in classrooms and in our home office. The School Culture Advisor will be someone who is excited to keep these values in mind when executing day-to-day tasks and responsibilities.
The AmeriCorps VISTA program provides the opportunity for corps members to make a tangible difference in the biggest challenges facing our nation, including lack of access to education. The Partnership for Los Angeles Schools is committed to providing all of our students with a well-rounded education which includes extensive learning in the arts. We are seeking corps members to serve as School Culture Advisors across the network of Partnership schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District. Each advisor will support their assigned school(s) with arts programming and special events. 
  • Collaborate with the Director of Arts Education, school leaders, teachers, and others to create an arts-rich learning environment for students

  • Assist with the planning of a variety of arts events on campus including field trips, presentations, fairs, and school tours

  • Work with school personnel from neighboring schools to create a smooth transition between campuses for students as they progress through their learning in the arts

  • Collect and analyze relevant arts participation and learning data to gauge program success and share that data with stakeholders at the school site

  • Liaise with partners to facilitate on- and off-campus learning opportunities for students and staff

  • Support school staff in planning for student arts celebrations that engage families and the local community
1) Shared Beliefs
  • Deep belief that all Partnership students deserve a high-quality education in the arts

  • Belief in the power of our communities, and respect and love for our families in Boyle Heights, South LA and Watts.

  • Belief in the Partnership’s mission, approach, and core values and a commitment to improving academic achievement for Partnership students

  • A commitment to fostering a diverse, equitable and inclusive work environment for all team members

  • Humility and respect for the hard work of school leaders, teachers, parents, and students

  • Reflective and a life-long learner

  • Strong work ethic

  • Highest level of integrity

  • Unwavering commitment to the advancement of opportunities for Black and Brown youth; belief that growing current and future teachers’ knowledge, skills, and social-emotional learning is one pathway to support young people in our schools to thrive

  • Belief that education transforms lives and that every student deserves the opportunity to go to college

  • A positive outlook, flexibility, and a sense of possibility in stressful situations

  • An excitement about collaborating with colleagues, students, teachers, counselors, administrators, and families in service of our mission and vision.
2) Required knowledge, skills & abilities:
  • Understanding of the arts or a specific arts discipline

  • Understanding of Los Angeles arts landscape including nonprofit organizations, cultural institutions, and higher education programs

  • Ability to collaborate to advance arts initiatives within a school setting

  • Ability to present in front of groups of students, teachers, and family members confidently and effectively

  • Ability to create and manage a project plan for a school-wide initiative

  • Ability to create lesson plans, PowerPoints, and other curricular resources
3) Minimum educational level:
  • Bachelors degree required.

4) Experience:
  • Minimum of 1 year successful experience in education, the arts, or arts education required

  • Experience working in a public school setting preferred
Employee will be paid according to the AmeriCorps subsistence rate for Los Angeles County: $925.12 biweekly. Education award upon successful completion of service, Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend, Training, Relocation Allowance, Health Coverage, Living Allowance.
Please prepare your resume and a cover letter tailored to this position. You will submit your documents using our online application system here .
For technical assistance or questions, please email Alex Karas (

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Partnership for LA Schools is a contractor with Los Angeles Unified School District and has implemented a Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccine Policy. All new employees are required to be fully vaccinated a week before their start date unless they are approved for an accommodation due to a medical reason, or because of a sincerely held religious belief. 
For more information about this policy, please email the Manager of Home Office Talent & Organizational Culture at