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November 19, 2020

The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association is currently seeking a:

Manager, YOLA

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:

The Manager, YOLA, reporting to the Associate Director, Social Innovation, is responsible for managing YOLA programs, including but not be limited to: YOLA sites; YOLA initiatives such as international residencies, YOLA residential camp, and research studies; YOLA National - the national and international amplification of YOLA through the YOLA National Festival and YOLA National Institute for students and YOLA National Symposium for teachers and leaders in the El Sistema field.

Position Elements:

  • Program development within YOLA and YOLA National, such as designing camp, leading curriculum development, or creating and implementing performance-driven project workflows
  • Assigning appropriate teaching and support staff to projects, including creating processes for recruitment
  • Contracting individuals and organizations with whom/which Learning 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 learning 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 supporting company-wide learning initiatives and related communications, pre-concert and concert duty, etc.

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor Degree and Masters Degree required
  • Spanish language proficiency required
  • A minimum of 5 years’ professional experience working in the field of arts administration
  • Demonstrated prior success as manager of key projects, functions or a team
  • Impeccable customer service
  • Attention to detail; highly organized; excellent self-time management
  • Professional proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, including PowerPoint
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Knowledge of orchestral music and music reading skills
  • Works well in high-pressure, fast-paced corporate environment
  • Passion for working in under resourced communities
  • Experience working with teaching artists, parents, and young musicians
  • Commitment to engage in and promote an environment supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • 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: The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association embraces and is committed to diversity and inclusion within our staff, musicians, guest artists, audiences, and surrounding communities. 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 inquiries about employment for Security, Guest Services, or Building Operations at Walt Disney Concert Hall, please contact the Music Center by email at 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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