Arts Jobs - DetailProgram Manager of YOLA at LACHSA
Los Angeles Philharmonic Association
Los Angeles, CA
The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association is currently seeking a:
Program Manager of YOLA at LACHSA
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.
Youth Orchestra LA (YOLA) is the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s initiative to establish youth orchestras in underserved communities throughout Los Angeles, with YOLA at LACHSA marking YOLA’s third youth orchestra endeavor. Through YOLA, the LA Phil and its community partners provide free instruments, intensive music training, and academic support to students from underserved neighborhoods, empowering them to become vital citizens, leaders, and agents of change. As a member of the LA Phil Education Department, reporting directly to the Associate Director of Social Innovation, the Program Manager will lead all aspects of the operation and future development of the YOLA at LACHSA site, including oversight of a team of part-time faculty of teaching artist and a part-time Program Coordinator.
The Program Manager of YOLA at LACHSA must effectively manage multiple complex relationships that involve both internal staff and stakeholders including, but not limited to: parents, community partners, third party service providers, surrounding school districts and public officials. The Program Manager will guide curricular, programmatic and staff development, and support the positive staff, students and family culture of our YOLA @ LACHSA community. As a member of the LA Phil Education Department, the Program Manager will also lead and assist special YOLA and Education Department projects as assigned.
Key responsibilities include the following:
Managing the design, implementation, growth and documentation of the youth orchestra program.
Designing support structures for program parents and families, including workshops and community social events - in collaboration with site staff and other YOLA stakeholders
Managing evaluation, assessment, documentation and reporting of YOLA at LACHSA initiative, including strategy-level recommendations for improvement
Managing on-going student recruitment efforts for the YOLA @ LACHSA site
Managing and maintaining a student database tracking attendance and program involvement in collaboration with the Program Coordinator
Overseeing student probation efforts, proactively leading important and sometimes difficult communication with families in need or crisis.
- Leading and assisting Education Department and cross-site YOLA projects as assigned
Thorough understanding diverse progressive music education pedagogies, the culture of youth orchestras and/or community music schools, and the philosophy of El Sistema
Demonstrable experience working with music teachers and students
Experience working in community settings with a track record of achieving shared goals and successful program execution with multiple stakeholders and agendas
Experience in collaborative program development and design, coupled with a successful track record of sustainable implementation and execution of large-scale projects
Excellent verbal and written communication skills with demonstrable ability to effectively facilitate meetings and present publicly and provide professional and appropriate business level written information utilizing various media
Strong knowledge of orchestral music and the orchestral field, with orchestral training and experience preferred
Ability to work well on a team and in a high-pressure, multi-tasking environment
Strong computer skills (business professional level) and excellent time management and organizational skills
Ability to work in a small open workplace environment
Knowledge of state and/or national music learning standards
Experience working within an orchestra or similar not-for-profit arts organization preferred
Spanish proficiency preferred but not required
Local travel, as well as evening and weekend availability
Knowledge of Los Angeles County preferred but not required