Fieldwork Coordinator - Promise Zone Arts South LA

Status: Temporary, Hourly

Terms: $20-24/hour (February - August 2022, 10-20 hrs/week variable) 


About Promise Zone Arts

Promise Zone Arts South LA is a one year, cultural asset mapping and activation initiative that will utilize cultural mapping strategies, ethnographic documentation, community gatherings, and free public events to identify and support the artists, cultural practitioners, tradition bearers, and sites that Los Angeles Promise Zone neighborhood residents deem significant. Promise Zone Arts seeks to illuminate the value of neighborhood cultural assets from the perspectives of residents and make the cultural treasures they identify visible and recognized as essential in making our communities more sustainable and livable.


Position Overview

Reporting to the Program Manager, this position will work to coordinate Cultural Treasures Survey Teams made up of community youth and adults in identifying cultural treasures in the South Los Angeles Promise Zone. The Fieldwork Coordinator will play an essential role in the Promise Zone Arts Cultural Asset Mapping project. The Fieldwork Coordinator will work in close coordination with the Promise Zone Arts Project Manager, leading and contributing to the fieldwork implementation, along with the other Promise Zone Arts partners, DCA, LA Commons and Community Coalition.



  • Lead cultural asset inventory teams of youth and adults in identifying cultural assets

  • Train team members in interviewing, documenting, and cataloging data

  • Take a lead role in deploying questionnaires in various community settings

  • Convene the fieldwork teams

  • Strategize to engage the community in participating in PZA project

  • Serve as a representative of the project

  • Coordinate team assignments

  • Follow up with team members

  • Coordinate transfer of data collected

  • Coordinate with photographers/videographers

  • Coordinate team making interview visits

  • Monitor and troubleshoot recording of interviews for each identified asset 

  • Coach and support fieldwork teams


Skills and Qualifications

  • Demonstrated experience working in collaborative community settings with multiple partners

  • Experience documenting and/or interpreting diverse cultural expressions

  • Ability to work with diverse cultural communities with sensitivity and cultural awareness

  • Teaching or mentorship experience

  • Working knowledge of digital media

  • Organizational skills

  • Spanish or Korean or other relevant non-English language skills a plus


LA Commons is a fiscally sponsored project of Community Partners, an Equal Opportunity Employer: minority/female/disability/veteran. To apply, please follow this link to complete an online application: https://www.lacommons.org/opportunities


Link to the Google Form Application: https://forms.gle/qyv72nRPbdSPDS358