Feb 1, 2010

Coordinator of the Youth Orchestra LA

The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association is currently seeking a:

Coordinator of the Youth Orchestra LA

Founded in 1919, the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association's mission is to perform, present, and promote music in its varied forms at the highest level of excellence to a diverse and large audience, both at the Walt Disney Concert Hall and the Hollywood Bowl. The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association is dedicated to continuing its pre-eminent status in the music world of the 21st century.

Position Summary:
Youth Orchestra LA (YOLA) is the Los Angeles Philharmonic's initiative to establish several youth orchestra programs in underserved communities throughout Los Angeles. The Philharmonic also acts as a convener for other organizations (stakeholders) across the County who are interested in igniting a youth orchestra movement. The YOLA Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating and supporting all activities and programs of the YOLA initiative which includes the establishment and support of the operations of youth orchestra programs, the convening of YOLA stakeholders, and the evaluation, documentation and assessment of the program.

Position Elements:
The YOLA Coordinator, under the direct supervision of the YOLA Manager, provides logistical support for meetings, site visits, and events, often working with multiple organizations, staff, and volunteers. The Coordinator will be expected to develop strong and supportive relationships with instrument vendors, teaching artists, and community partners. Additional duties include coordinating assessment, evaluation, and documentation of YOLA, and assisting with professional development efforts related to teaching artist training.

Responsibilities will include:
o Coordinating program assessment and evaluation efforts, including data collection
o Developing and implementing systems to document the program (through use of formal and informal video, photography, brochure creation, and journalistic writings)
o Creating systems to organize YOLA repertoire, schedules, and calendars
o Supporting the design and implementation of teaching artist professional development
o Scheduling meetings and site visits
o Providing logistical support for YOLA programs, events, and field trips
o Creating and maintaining multiple contact lists and statistical data, particularly in relation to YOLA stakeholders
o Updating YOLA-related information for the Education pages on the LA Phil website
o Fielding questions about YOLA and El Sistema
o Other projects and duties as assigned, which could include but are not limited to assisting LA Phil Program Managers as needed, supporting company-wide educational and community engagement initiatives & related communications, pre-concert and concert duty

Position Requirements:
o A minimum of two years of experience in an arts organization working in the field of arts education
o Orchestral music knowledge
o Passion for working in underserved communities
o Experience working with teaching artists, parents, and young musicians
o Excellent verbal and written communication skills and excellent computer and organizational skills
o Detail oriented, positive attitude, flexible, and able to work cooperatively in a small workplace environment
o Ability to work with diverse personalities and excels under pressure in a fast-paced work environment
o Ability to work weekends and evenings as needed

How to apply:
To apply, you must write "Coordinator, YOLA - LA Culture Net" in the subject line of your email or written prominently on your faxed or mailed submission. Please send resume, cover letter AND SALARY HISTORY to:

Los Angeles Philharmonic Association
Attn: Human Resources
151 South Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012
No phone calls please.
Email: applicant@laphil.org

An Equal Opportunity Employer
It is the policy of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association to provide all persons with equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, disability or any other protected status.

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