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Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $38,000-$45,000, commensurate with experience

Benefits: Health benefits reimbursement available

Language: Bilingual English-Spanish

Deadline to apply: March 31, 2020


The Program Manager is responsible for leading and executing CALA programs, including artist commissions, international residencies, performance series, and youth programs. The position will build on current program offerings to create strategies for engaging diverse audiences in experiencing and learning about Latinx and Latin American arts and culture.

The ideal candidate is a creative leader and thoughtful practitioner with a proven track record of successful program design and implementation, event production, team management, and collaboration with artists and community partners. The Program Manager supervises program contractors, teaching artists, interns and volunteers. 


70% | Programs:

  • Oversee execution of all existing CALA programs and events, maintaining excellence, relevancy, and alignment with organizational mission
  • In collaboration with Executive Director and curatorial team, develop new programs as needed
  • Support the development and presentation of artist-led projects
  • Ensure that programs reflect CALA’s mission and values, and continually strive to be equitable and inclusive
  • Lead program team, including: contractors, teaching artists, interns and volunteers. Ensure proper training, expectations, supervision and feedback
  • Lead program evaluation efforts, ensuring that data inform program design, standards of quality, and strategies for improvement
  • With Executive Director, expand revenue generating and fundraising activities to support and grow program operations
  • With Executive Director, oversee planning and execution of annual fundraising event, Sabor, and donor-related events as needed

20% | Partnerships:

  • Nurture productive collaborations with local, regional, national and international Latinx and Latin American artists and arts organizations
  • Support Phoenix and Arizona Latinx artists and arts and culture networks
  • Create opportunities to strengthen and promote the role of Latinx artists in Phoenix, in alignment with organizational mission
  • Maintain positive relationships with board, university partners, funders, government agencies and key stakeholders

10% | Administration:

  • Monitor and administer programs budget
  • Oversee program grant applications, implementation, budget tracking, and reporting
  • With Executive Director, oversee communication of program goals and results to board, funders, donors, partners and other stakeholders
  • Participate in effective promotion and communication of programs and events
  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree in arts or cultural discipline, arts administration, nonprofit administration, education, liberal arts or related discipline
  • At least 5 years of experience working in the arts and culture sector
  • At least 3 years of program management experience
  • At least 2 years of supervisory experience
  • OR any combination of education and experience that has resulted in comparable knowledge and skills
  • Bilingual – Spanish/English
  • Valid Driver’s License


  • Program design, implementation and evaluation
  • Latinx, indigenous and Latin American contemporary art practices
  • Operational structure of the arts nonprofit sector
  • Phoenix landscape for Latinx and Latin American arts and culture


  • Demonstrated experience managing successful program and community initiatives
  • Exemplary verbal, written, and interpersonal communications skills
  • Exemplary organizational skills, and the ability to prioritize and manage projects with multiple stakeholders
  • Exemplary listening and creative problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively and in intercultural contexts with generosity, integrity and sensitivity.
  • Proven ability to prioritize ethical engagement with artists and culture workers
  • Supervisory and team-building experience
  • Experience with MacOS, Microsoft Office and online productivity systems


This is a full-time salaried position that offers a health benefits reimbursement. The Program Manager works under the direction of the Executive Director at CALA’s offices at Arizona Center in downtown Phoenix. Compensation is based on experience and qualifications.


Please send cover letter, resume, and three professional references to Casandra Hernández Faham, Executive Director:



CALA Alliance (Celebración Artística de las Américas) is a multidisciplinary Latinx arts organization based in Phoenix that collaborates with artists and arts organizations to connect Arizona, Mexico and Latin America. It advances its mission through innovative public programming, artist commissions, international residencies, and cultural exchanges that reimagine Arizona’s place in the Americas.

CALA achieves its mission through the following programs:

  • Crossfade Lab: An award-winning series that presents thought-provoking conversations and performances with internationally known Latinx and Latin American artists from Arizona, the U.S., and Latin America.
  • GDL>>PHX Residencias Artísticas: An artist residency and cultural exchange program that offers fully-sponsored residencies to artists from Guadalajara to travel and work in Phoenix, and to Latinx artists from Phoenix to travel and work in Guadalajara.
  • Artist Residencies: CALA organizes residencies with local, national and international artists, who develop site-specific projects in collaboration with Arizona artists.
  • Youth Programs: CALA offers in-school residencies with Phoenix Latinx teaching artists for elementary and high school students.