The Program Officer, Performing Arts (Program Officer) will advance the Hewlett Foundation’s commitment to support meaningful artistic experiences for Communities, Artists, and Youth throughout the Bay Area. They will work seamlessly across aspects of the role—strategy, implementation, evaluation, and administration—and serve as the primary relationship manager for a large and diverse portfolio of grantee organizations, to effectively shape and implement the program’s strategic framework. In addition, they will lead the program’s Youth Policy and Advocacy sub strategy, including leading an evaluation and update of the sub strategy, to further equitable access to high-quality sequential arts education for all California students. The Program Officer will report to the Program Director, Performing Arts and work collaboratively with the seven-person Performing Arts team, as well as relevant foundation staff, in fulfilling their role.
A strategic thinker and an active collaborator, they will be integral in the implementation of the program’s strategic framework, serving as the primary contact for approximately one-third of the program’s grant portfolio. The Program Officer will actively engage a broad and diverse group of partners related to the regional arts ecosystem, state and national issues in art, culture, and policy/advocacy; and participate in program planning and special initiatives, including preparation for an evaluation and update to the program’s strategic framework in 2026. This is a full-time position that carries an 8-year term limit.
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