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March 15, 2019

The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association is currently seeking a:

Resident Advisor, YOLA National Festival

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.

Program Summary:

The YOLA National Festival is an opportunity for students from El Sistema-inspired programs throughout the United States to perform as part of a top-tier national youth orchestra. This year’s festival will feature two ensembles: a Symphony Orchestra for advanced musicians, aged 14-18, and a Chamber Orchestra for intermediate string musicians, aged 12-14. The YOLA National Festival is a free program. Travel, lodging, meals, and programming are provided at no cost for all for participating student musicians.

The festival aims to develop a model for excellence and a national community of musicians from historically excluded populations in the United States. Young musicians from diverse regions and backgrounds will become ambassadors of their programs, learning from world-renowned conductors and artist mentors in beautiful settings and concert halls, including Walt Disney Concert Hall.

Position Summary:

The Resident Advisor, reporting to the Education Project Manager, Social Innovation, is responsible for the supervision of YOLA National Festival student musicians during the festival. Resident Advisors, reporting to the Associate Director, Social Innovation, will serve as mentors and liaisons between YOLA National Festival participants, as well as administrative and artistic staff, to enhance each student's experience. These Resident Advisors will play a key role in shaping the experience of students.

Resident Advisors will need to be fully available for the period of July 16-28, 2019.

Position Elements:

  • Supervise an assigned group of 8-10 students for the duration of the festival
  • Reside in dorms within close proximity to students
  • Escort students to rehearsals, meals, and student activities as needed
  • Document and report on student behavior to festival administration
  • Assist YOLA National Festival staff in conveying and implementing established policies, addressing student concerns, and resolving conflicts
  • Design, lead, and/or supervise recreational and social activities
  • Contribute to building an environment of relationships filled with trust, caring, respect, and support; be an empathetic listener, supportive responder, and seeker of help
  • Assist YOLA National Festival staff in executing logistics related to students’ travel, hotel, meal, and other arrangements
  • Assist in operational and production elements of the festival
  • Other duties as assigned

Position Requirements:

  • Strong experience teaching or supervising youth ages 12-18
  • Experience working with children and working in underserved communities
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work long days and participate in overnight duty rotation
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred, but not required (other languages also a plus)
  • Background in music preferred, but not required
  • Drivers license preferred, but not required
  • First Aid training preferred, but not required

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.

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