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October 3, 2019

The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association is currently seeking a:

Artistic Administrator

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 Artistic Administrator, reporting to the Vice President, Artistic Planning, is responsible for programming and administration of the LA Philharmonic’s programs at the Hollywood Bowl, as well as the Green Umbrella (new music) series at Walt Disney Concert Hall. Additionally, this position will produce concerts and special projects as assigned across all series. This position also assists Vice President, Artistic Planning with the full range of programming presented by the LA Philharmonic Association including: Winter Subscription programs, galas, recitals, visiting orchestras, community and education concerts, and festivals.

Position Elements:

  • Programming/Artistic Planning
    • Initiate projects and programming ideas for assigned programs
    • Suggest, confirm availability and engage artists for assigned programs
    • Serve as part of the Association’s programming team (including specialists in jazz, world and pop music) to coordinate and support cross-genre programming for festivals and projects
    • Interact with artists and conductors, including entertaining at post concert events as needed
    • Supervise Artist Department Manager and Artist Liaison who have responsibility for all artist travel and scheduling matters/
  • Contracts/Administration
    • Execute plans associated with programming needs and work closely with Marketing, Finance, Operations and Development departments on aspects of scheduling, promoting and communicating programs.
    • Communicate artist/conductor program issues and special needs to Orchestra Management, Production, Artist Department and Library
    • Negotiate and track artist contracts for assigned programs
    • Prepare and manage budgets for assigned programs
  • External Affairs
    • Work closely with Development, Marketing and Public Relations departments on aspects of promoting and funding the above
  • Other duties and special projects as assigned.

Position Requirements:

  • Extensive knowledge of classical music and artists
  • Proven negotiation and contract management skills
  • Progressive music programming experience with recognition for artistic quality and innovation/creativity
  • Well-developed critical thinking, problem solving and project planning skills
  • Demonstrable managerial experience with proven ability to hire, develop and retain staff, manage budgets, and meet goals
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills at Board, management, and staff levels both formally and informally; some public speaking experience
  • Ability to develop and sustain professional relationships and collaborate internally and externally for the benefit of the organization
  • Strong attention to detail with demonstrable ability to multi-task and execute plans effectively in fast paced environment
  • Professional manager level desktop computing proficiency

How to apply:

Complete the online application by clicking here.

  • Complete the application with all pertinent information
  • At the end of the application, a confirmation page will appear when you have submitted your application.

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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