Appointed as Research Analyst, Los Angeles County Arts Commission


Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows

PhD field of study

PhD, Religion, Emory University

Position Description

The Los Angeles County Arts Commission fosters excellence, diversity, vitality, understanding, and accessibility of the arts in Los Angeles County. The Commission provides leadership in cultural services for the County, including information and resources for the community, artists, educators, arts organizations, and municipalities. There are over 2,800 arts organizations and 150,000 working artists in the County of Los Angeles, creating the largest concentration of arts activity in the United States.

The Research Analyst will provide support for projects on the Arts Commission’s Research and Evaluation Plan. The Analyst will also be given responsibility to develop and manage one or more projects and will carry out those projects independently, under the guidance of the Research & Evaluation Manager. Examples of the kinds of projects the Analyst might work on that are currently underway include an analysis of the impact of a civic art graffiti abatement project, the development of school district arts education data, a report on contract employees and volunteers working in LA County arts nonprofits, and the development of data visualizations to present Arts Commission data.