Operations and Finance Manager

The Alliance of California Traditional Arts (ACTA), California’s leading advocate for the folk and traditional arts, announces an opening for an Operations and Finance Manager.  A statewide nonprofit dedicated to cultural and racial equity and cultural sustainability, ACTA is headquartered in Fresno with field offices and staff around the state.

Based in ACTA’s Fresno office, the Operations and Finance Manager will serve as a critical element in the effective administration and smooth implementation of ACTA’s work. They will interface between three outsourced department functions: finance, human resources (HR), and internet technology (IT).  In addition, the Operations and Finance Manager will work collaboratively with both program and development staff in fund development; tracking, coding, and reporting on grant expenditures; and in deploying grant resources toward their proper purposes.

Salary is commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits including holidays, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, retirement plan contribution and flexible spending account.

Please see the job description. To apply, please submit a letter of interest,  resume, and the names of three references to Amy Kitchener, Executive Director, at jobs@actaonline.org.

Job available now and open until filled.


Arts in Corrections Program Coordinator

The Alliance of California Traditional Artists (ACTA), is seeking a full time program coordinator to administer its statewide Arts in Corrections (AIC) program.  Founded in 1997, to support the health, vibrancy, and evolution of California’s diverse cultural traditions, ACTA operates statewide programs from its offices in Fresno, Los Angeles and San Francisco.

ACTA began its work in Arts in Corrections in 2013, piloting seven workshop series in three Central Valley state correctional facilities. Since that time, the program has grown rapidly. Today, a staff of 35 teaching artists conducts the $1.3 million AIC program in 18 facilities throughout California, from as far as Stockton in the north down to Blythe in Southern California.   

ACTA’s teaching artists lead long-term, participatory classes inside prisons for both men and women experiencing incarceration. Their workshops connect students with their cultural heritage through art forms like Mexican son jarocho, Afro-Colombian percussion, storytelling, Native American beadwork, and Danza Azteca. To get a fuller perspective of the work, you are encouraged to explore the Arts in Corrections page on ACTA’s website, which includes background information, a listing of artists and residencies, photographs and video documentation of the program.  

The ideal candidate will share ACTA’s mission and have experience and passion for working deeply with marginalized populations, particularly communities of color and the incarcerated.  We are seeking an experienced go-getter who can work independently as well as work collaboratively with multiple program partners and staff. We are seeking a job candidate to work out of ACTA’s Fresno office, but other Central and Southern California locations (with proximity to the CDCR sites) will be considered .

Please see the job description. To apply, please submit a letter of interest,  resume, and the names of three references to Amy Kitchener, Executive Director, at jobs@actaonline.org.

Job available now and open until filled.  


ACTA is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and to creating a work environment where the individual is valued and respected. ACTA welcomes applicants from diverse backgrounds and seeks to hire qualified staff reflecting the rich diversity of the communities we serve. We define diversity in broad terms to include race, ethnicity, age, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, geography, and socio-economic status.


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