Programs Coordinator



Organizational Mission

To disrupt racial and economic disparities within the classical music field by championing past, present, and future contributions by Latino composers and musicians. 

Reports to: Artistic Director
Salary Range: $55,000 – $65,000
Terms: Full time (32 hours/week); telework position; paid time off; flexible working hours within 8am-6pm Pacific Time

Geographic Requirements: Primarily telework position with occasional on site meetings with schools and community based organizations in the San Francisco mid-Peninsula area (East Palo Alto/Redwood City) 

Position Timeline: Open until filled.


To guarantee the successful implementation of programs that support emerging Latino classical musicians and composers and that ensure Latino youth receive high caliber, culturally competent music education during the school day as well as outside of school hours. 


Under the supervision of the Artistic Director, the Programs Coordinator administers and oversees organizational activities in Programs portfolio: music education K-12, mentorship for emerging Latino classical musicians, commissioning of new works, and advocacy for music educators and classical music organizations and institutions leaders. The Programs Coordinator interacts with Quinteto Latino team members including program team, bookkeeper, and development/marketing team to ensure smooth internal operations related to education, mentoring, and advocacy programming.



>Youth Arts (40%)

>Residencies and Performances

Plans and  schedule residencies by teaching artists and Latino composers and assemblies by the Quinteto Latino wind ensemble in elementary and middle schools and at community after school sites 
Manage the flow of information and communications between Quinteto Latino and school principals, classroom teachers, music specialists, community organization program staff, and teaching artists. 

>Seminario/Mentorship (varies every other year)

Coordination of biennial national convening including: 
Support for Planning Committee
Travel and lodging logistics for Seminaristas (attendees)
Liaison with convening site
Preparation and creation of collateral materials

Maintain ongoing communications with Seminaristas including email updates, arranging quarterly virtual gathering

Support to Artistic Director including scheduling one-on-one meetings, keeping records, providing resources for a variety of mentoring activities. 

>Commissioning (10%)

Act as liaison between composers, Artistic Director, fund development team as needed
Keep records of meetings
Create content for contracts

>Racial Equity/Social Justice (10%)

Provide support to Artistic Director for Professional Development workshops for Educators and Leadership Training for Classical Music Organizations and Institutions including: 

Schedule meetings 
Create content for contracts
Keep and update relevant collateral materials


>Data Management

Collect and manage data for documentation and evaluation
Keep documentation files updated for use by Marketing and Grants  (photos, videos)
Create and administer evaluation surveys
Organize and store communications using Google Workspace

>General Administrative 

Keep Artistic Director’s calendar
Manage and record timesheets for teaching artists
Purchase supplies as needed


Relevant experience working with public schools and community based organizations
Strong organizational, administrative, and time management skills
Experience in working collaboratively
Well-developed critical thinking and problem-solving skills 
Excellent interpersonal communications skills (written and verbal) 
Flexible and able to adapt to the organization’s evolving needs
Demonstrated commitment to equity and social justice
Familiarity with Google Workspaces


Training in music and/or music education
Conversational to fluent Spanish (verbal and written)
Experience with Quick Books, spreadsheets

Submit a Letter of Interest addressing the following questions below and a work history or resume to: jobs@quintetolatino.org 

Question 1: What motivates  you to apply for this position?
Question 2: This position requires flexibility, and a wide variety of  operations skills. How do your attributes in those areas match up with what we’re looking  for? 
If you have questions about the position or the organization, feel free to include them in your Letter of Interest.  

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

We seek to break the racial and social barriers that have long existed in the classical music world by spotlighting and performing classical music compositions by Latino artists, empowering emerging Latino classical musicians, and providing culturally-competent K-12 classical music education and training to students and music practitioners. We believe in the deep power of music to change the course of social dynamics.

As an organization built on equity, inclusion, and diversity principles, equitable hiring practices are very important to Quinteto Latino.

We strongly encourage people of color, trans and nonbinary people, people with disabilities, and women to apply. 

If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable accommodation at any point in the application or interview process, please let us know by emailing jobs@quintetolatino.org. 



Quinteto Latino is a one-of-a-kind San Francisco Bay Area-based 501(c)3 organization driving social change in the classical music industry. While the classical music world is a leading arts innovator, only a small percentage of its orchestra conductors, composers, and musicians are people of color. Since our founding in 2004, we have worked locally, regionally, and nationally to transform the classical music space from one that is traditionally exclusive and Eurocentric, to one that recognizes, empowers, and positions Latino contributions in classical music leadership and performance. Our work weaves Concert Performance, Music Education, and Activism, with the goal of disrupting and transforming the classical music space. To learn more, visit www.quintetolatino.org


Quinteto Latino complies with all applicable federal, state, and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.

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Expires: 2023-05-01


Quinteto Latino


SF Bay Area


185 Seminary Dr, Palo Alto, CA





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