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April 7, 2021

The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association is currently seeking a:

Artist Department Intern

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:

The Artist Department Intern, reporting to the Assistant Manager, Artistic Planning and Humanities, will assist in all aspects of artist logistical arrangements for LA Phil productions mainly at the Hollywood Bowl and the Ford, with a possibility of other LA Phil performance venues and locations. A large part of their work will include coordinating the daily driving schedule, collecting, and compiling information about LA Philharmonic guest artists and assisting with artist travel, hospitality, and ticket needs.

Position Elements

  • Coordinate daily driving schedule for driving staff, in conjunction with Artist Department and Presentations staff.
  • Assist department staff with arrangements for guest artists, including travel and hotel arrangements; rehearsal and performance schedules; ticketing and parking needs; backstage hospitality orders.
  • Assist with the compilation of a database of all LA Phil guest artists.
  • Assist with the collection of biographical information, performance reviews, and other information essential for foreign artist visa applications.
  • Work with LA Phil staff, travel agents, car rental companies, artists, artist management, hotel staff, and other related individuals in a manner that fosters and maintains positive working relationships.
  • Answer Artist Department phones in a professional manner and promptly distribute messages.
  • Assist department staff with maintenance of artist files.
  • Intern will not be required to work concert duty. However, at the discretion of the Assistant Manager, Artistic Planning and Humanities they may be given additional artist-related responsibilities on a few productions, which may include concert duty.
  • Assist in productions at the Hollywood Bowl featuring community artists and ensembles.
  • Support Artistic/Presentations staff on digital and media productions as required.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Position Requirements:

  • Must be highly organized, accurate, and detail oriented.
  • Must be reliable, focused, and self-motivated.
  • Must be able to multi-task and meet deadlines.
  • Should possess strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Should be a team player with the ability to remain calm under pressure.
  • Must be computer literate (Word, Excel, Outlook, Internet).
  • Should have an ambition to learn about concert production and artist/orchestra management.
  • Passion about music and the arts is a plus.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and handle sensitive situations with excellent judgment
  • and discretion.
  • Secondary language fluency a plus.
  • Dedication and commitment to engage in and promote diversity, equity, and inclusion within the staff, vendors, and within interactions with the surrounding community is a must

This internship is sponsored by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission. 132 undergraduate interns will participate in the program this year at 119 performing, presenting, and literary nonprofit arts organizations and municipal arts agencies throughout LA County. In addition to their full-time 10 week paid internship, interns will participate in educational events as part of the program, which is funded by the Getty Foundation. The educational events are designed to provide interns with a broader perspective of the vibrant arts and cultural landscape of the County. For additional information on the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, the Arts Internship Program, and for a complete list of all the internships offered this summer, visit the Arts Commission website at

How to apply:

Please email resume and cover letter to Human Resources at with the subject line: Artist Department Intern.

An Equal Opportunity Employer: The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association embraces and is committed to diversity and inclusion within our staff, musicians, guest artists, audiences, and surrounding communities. The Association does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, religious creed (including religious dress and religious grooming), sex (including pregnancy, perceived pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, physical or mental disability, legally protected medical condition or information, genetic information, marital status, gender, gender identity, gender expression, military status, veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law.  Consistent with the law, the Association also provides reasonable accommodation for disabled applicants and employees in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the California Fair Employment and Housing Act, for pregnant employees who request an accommodation with the advice of their health care providers, for pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions; for employees who are victims of domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking; and for applicants and employees based on their religious beliefs and practices.    

The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association will consider for employment qualified Applicants with Criminal Histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the FCIHO.

For auditions information, please visit the Auditions page.

For inquiries about employment for Security, Guest Services, or Building Operations at Walt Disney Concert Hall, please contact the Music Center by email at or fax at 213 972 0721.

Please note: The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association will consider for employment qualified Applicants with Criminal Histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the FCIHO.

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