Operations Assistant


GRAMMY Award-winning Los Angeles Children’s Chorus seeks an exceptional candidate for the part-time, non-exempt position, Operations Assistant.

Reporting to LACC’s Chorus Manager and working closely with the artistic team, including the Artistic Director, Associate Artistic Director, Apprentice Choir Director, Young Men’s Ensemble Director, Director of Music Literacy, Chorus Manager and Associate Chorus Manager, the Operations Assistant supports the artistic and educational needs of the organization.

The Operations Assistant will serve as an ambassador for LACC and its choristers, is a colleague to all artistic and administrative staff, and supports and advances LACC’s mission of providing “choral music education of the highest quality to young people who represent richly diverse racial, economic, and cultural backgrounds.”


  • Working with the Chorus Manager and Associate Chorus Manager, assist with regular rehearsals for all ensembles rehearsing on Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and some Saturdays.
  • Assist with rehearsal preparation, including setup of music stands, pianos, chairs or cushions, placement of supplies and materials, including seat cards, pencils, music, and handouts. Assist with end of rehearsal tasks.
  • Monitor rehearsals for director or chorister needs.
  • Assist with chorister check in and check out, including COVID-19 protocols for choristers and staff.
  • Serve as primary rehearsal manager for Young Men’s Ensemble rehearsals on Sundays, and Chorale rehearsals and First Experiences in Music classes on Wednesdays.
  • Ensure the safety and well-being of choristers at all times.
  • Other relevant duties as assigned, including assisting with occasional self-produced performances.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Ability to analyze, organize, and process information quickly and accurately.
  • Ability to work successfully both as a member of close-knit team and independently.
  • A professional yet collegial, empathetic demeanor and the ability to interface with a variety of constituency groups, including choristers, families, faculty, staff, philanthropic funders, concert attendees, and members of LACC Board of Directors.
  • Fluency with computers, MS Office, SaaS software, and CRM databases.
  • Superb interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and on weekends. 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior administrative experience in an academic, educational, or performing arts setting, preferably in the nonprofit sector.
  • Prior experience with a youth chorus, either as a singer or administrator.
  • Knowledge of the choral music art form and field.
  • Knowledge of the Los Angeles music education and performing arts community.
  • Experience working with music educators and young musicians.
  • Interest in working with children in an educational setting. 


The Operations Assistant is a part-time (25 hours per week), non-exempt position with a work schedule which may vary slightly on a weekly basis from the following:

Sundays:           3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Mondays:         3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Tuesdays:         3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Wednesdays:    3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Saturdays:        8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (approximately twice monthly)

The majority of weekly hours will be worked in person. The position will be based at LACC’s office in Pasadena.


This position pays an hourly wage of $18 for up to 25 hours of work per week. Benefits package includes paid time off for vacation, paid sick time, and participation in CalSavers retirement savings program.

To Apply:

Email cover letter, resume, and list of three references as a single PDF to Ann Giesler, Chorus Manager, at agiesler@lachildrenschorus.org, by Friday, August 26, 2022. Include job title in subject line. No phone calls, please.

Los Angeles Children’s Chorus is committed to providing equal opportunity for all persons employed or seeking employment with LACC. Candidates who identify as Black, Indigenous, or People of Color are strongly encouraged to apply. LACC will recruit, hire, retain, promote, and otherwise treat all employees and job applicants equally, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, medical condition, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. 

About Los Angeles Children’s Chorus
GRAMMY Award-winning Los Angeles Children’s Chorus (LACC), widely recognized as one of the world’s preeminent youth choruses, has been lauded as “hauntingly beautiful” (Los Angeles Times), “astonishingly polished” (Performances Magazine), “extraordinary in its abilities” (Culture Spot LA), and “one of the world’s foremost children’s choirs” (Pasadena Star News).  

Founded in 1986 and led now by Artistic Director Fernando Malvar-Ruiz, LACC annually appears in more than 50 public performances, including its own self-produced concerts and in collaborations with leading organizations such as LA Opera, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, Los Angeles Master Chorale, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, and Pasadena Symphony and POPS.

The Chorus annually serves more than 400 children ages 6–18 from 40+ communities across Southern California through its seven choir – Concert Choir, Chamber Singers, Mixed Voices Choir, Young Men’s Ensemble, Intermediate Choir, Apprentice Choir and Preparatory Choir – and two first experience classes, First Experiences in Singing and First Experiences in Choral Singing.  

The choir appears on John Williams’ latest recording, John Williams & Steven Spielberg: The Ultimate Collection, released in 2017, as well as on the Los Angeles Master Chorale’s critically acclaimed Decca recording, A Good Understanding. The subject of four documentaries by Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Freida Mock, LACC is featured in the Academy Award®-nominated Sing!, about a year in the life of the choir. LACC has also performed with John Mayer on NBC’s “The Tonight Show” and has been featured on PBS’s “Great Performances,” BBC Radio and Public Radio International’s nationally syndicated show “From the Top,” among other credits.  

Recipient of a 2022 GRAMMY Award for Best Choral Performance and Chorus America’s 2014 Margaret Hillis Award for Choral Excellence, the nation’s highest choral honor, LACC frequently serves as a cultural ambassador for Los Angeles on tours that have taken the Chorus across the country and to more than 20+ countries on 6 continents.

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Expires: 2022-08-27


Los Angeles Children's Chorus


Los Angeles


585 E. Colorado Blvd.





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