School Programs Coordinator

Job Type

Full Time


Details: Salary is commensurate with experience.



Application Deadline



135 N. Grand Avenue
Los Angeles
United States


School Programs Coordinator

The Music Center is one of the largest and most highly regarded performing arts centers in the country. As L.A.’s performing arts destination, The Music Center has long been at the forefront of presenting innovative and critically acclaimed programs and events. With four iconic theaters and four renowned resident companies – Center Theatre Group, the LA Master Chorale, the LA Opera and the LA Philharmonic – and recognized for its illustrious dance programming, Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center, The Music Center is a destination where audiences find inspiration in the very best of live performance, as well as nationally recognized arts education and free and low-cost arts engagement experiences. With The Music Center On Location, the non-profit performing arts organization brings events and activities to locations outside of its Downtown Los Angeles campus. The Music Center also programs and manages Grand Park, a 12-acre adjacent greenspace, with year-round free programming. 

The Music Center is seeking a dynamic School Programs Coordinator to join the Education team. The Music Center’s Education department serves students and educators throughout Los Angeles County with arts education programs and experiences in dance, music, theatre and visual arts. During the 2017-18 school year, The Music Center’s Education department served over 160,000 students and educators.


Reporting to the Associate Vice President of Education, the School Programs Coordinator will support the Education team in the implementation of school and district arts education programs in Los Angeles County. Must be able to work independently on assigned partnerships in coordination with Music Center staff and local education stakeholders. Will maintain regular contact with schools and artists to ensure successful implementation of arts education programs.


• Develop fluency in Music Center school programs offerings, including arts integration partnerships, professional development programs, Music Center On Tour assembly performances and new arts education initiatives; Communicate program goals and impact to local stakeholders 

• Provide support for a high volume of arts integration partnerships throughout Los Angeles County with the ability to prioritize projects with clear goals and timelines

• Prepare for onsite planning and staff meetings for projects and events, including new initiatives; attend meetings on an as-needed basis

• Prepare and maintain project materials (school schedules, contracts, invoices, artist details, profiles and curriculum); create reports as needed

• Maintain accurate and current notes on each project; with next steps clearly outlined; document all communications with artists, partners, and staff

• Manage select school partnerships, including leading teacher planning and evaluation meetings 

• Assist with calendar maintenance and scheduling – work with partners and staff to organize meetings and events

• Create and assemble materials for Professional Development, new initiatives and other events; formatting and proofreading documents as needed

• Staff Professional Development and other events at The Music Center and in schools as needed

• Field inquiries and phone calls for School Programs as needed; manage multiple projects at the same time

• Prepare documentation for grants and collect statistics for periodic and end-of-year reports

• Utilize the Education database on a regular basis; oversee data management of relevant school program projects; maintain School Programs filing system

• Develop and maintain department mailing lists

• Serve as an ambassador for Music Center Education programs with education and arts partners


Undergraduate degree; Minimum of two years administrative experience in the arts, education, and/or outreach; Excellent interpersonal skills to work effectively with a wide variety of staff and outside representatives in the education and artistic community; Ability to work both independently and collaboratively, forming solid relationships; ability to efficiently manage time and workload including effectively planning, prioritizing, and organizing; follow-through on a variety of tasks, assignments, projects and reports; able to focus on team strategies and goals; attention to detail, strong initiative and self-direction; solutions oriented; Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite and databases helpful; commitment to excellence in arts education; ability to effectively represent the organization and its mission

SALARY: commensurate with experience; compensation package includes health and welfare benefits, vacation and sick days, 401(k) plan with employer match.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

To be fully considered for this position please email your cover letter and resume to or fax to (213) 972-0721.