January 5, 2018

The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association is currently seeking an:

Education Project Manager

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:

Responsible for supporting the work of the “social innovation” area within the LA Phil’s Education department. The Project Manager implements projects that are assigned by the Associate Director of Social Innovation. Projects will fall within the following programs, but may not be limited to: YOLA sites; related YOLA initiatives such as international residencies, YOLA residential camp, and research studies; Take a Stand - the national and international amplification of YOLA through conferences for students, teachers and leaders in the El Sistema field, and the Masters of Arts in Teaching program. This position works in collaboration with four other Project Managers across the Education Department, and assigned duties may include support of broader department projects and initiatives.

Projects will be assigned annually based on staff strengths and interests in relation to departmental priorities and anticipated workflow.  Projects will be built into an annual workplan, which will be assessed monthly so that the education team can remain flexible as programs, projects, and tasks change even within a season. Project Managers will work collaboratively, as the many projects comprise full programs and success for individual programs relies on efficient and successful inter-dependent work of the Project Managers.

Position Elements:

  • Project development within YOLA, Take a Stand, or National Take a Stand, such as designing camp, leading curriculum development, or creating and implementing performance-driven project workflows
  • Assigning appropriate teaching staff to projects, including creating processes for recruitment
  • Contracting individuals and organizations with whom/which Education Department works, such as performing artists, teaching artists, LA Phil musicians, vendors, schools, youth orchestras, etc.
  • Developing, managing, and maintaining systems appropriate for project management such as schedules, databases/lists, production and event running orders.
  • Creating and maintaining detailed documentation on projects for purposes of program assessment, the development of program standards of procedure, etc.
  • Producing small and large-scale events; assigning staff as needed.
  • Supporting staff and teaching artists at YOLA sites.
  • Planning and facilitating effective meetings.
  • Preparing and collaborating on communications such as PowerPoint presentations, newsletters, talking points, and information for web, social media, development, press, and marketing.
  • Managing and tracking department expenses; contributing to annual budget development and quarterly forecasts
  • Speaking publicly on behalf of the LA Phil education department and its programs as a presenter, a tour guide and as a host of events.
  • Processing expense reports and invoices; working with Finance to pay individuals and organizations in a timely manner.
  • Communicating effectively in written and verbal form with key internal and external colleagues.
  • Other duties as assigned, including but not limited to assisting Education and Community staff as needed, supporting company-wide educational and community initiatives and related communications, pre-concert and concert duty, etc.

Position Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree required.
  • A minimum of two years’ experience working in the field of arts administration.
  • Attention to detail; highly organized; excellent self-time management.
  • Professional proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, including PowerPoint.
  • Professional experience in an arts organization working in the field of music education.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Knowledge of orchestral music and music reading skills.
  • Works well in high-pressure, fast-paced corporate environment.
  • Able to work cooperatively in a small work space.
  • Passion for working in underserved communities.
  • Experience working with teaching artists, parents, and young musicians.
  • Spanish language proficiency preferred.
  • Ability to work weekends and evenings as needed.

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 your submission has been successful


An Equal Opportunity Employer: It is the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association’s policy to provide equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees. 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 inquires about employment for Security, Guest Services, or Building Operations at Walt Disney Concert Hall, please contact the Music Center by email at hrdept@musiccenter.org 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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