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Los Angeles Children’s Chorus (LACC) seeks an energetic, collegial, and highly organized individual to join the organization as Associate Chorus Manager (ACM). Reporting to LACC’s Chorus Manager and working closely with the artistic team, which includes the Artistic Director, Associate Artistic Director, Apprentice Choir Director, Young Men’s Ensemble Director, and Director of Music Literacy and Curriculum Development, the ACM supports the artistic and educational needs of the organization.


The ACM 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.”


The ideal candidate will be a personable and empathetic individual who thrives in a fast-paced environment; possesses relevant operations management experience, preferably from prior work for a performing arts or music education organization; and is capable of leveraging exceptional communications, time management, and strategic thinking skills to achieve success in the position.


RESPONSIBILITIES:

·      Manage regular Saturday and Sunday rehearsals of all choirs except the Young Men’s Ensemble, as determined by the Chorus Manager (a monthly chorus management schedule will be established with the Chorus Manager).

·      Assist with rehearsals for on-site and off-site performances, open rehearsals, master classes, open houses, parent orientation, all-choir picnic, retreats, et al.

·      Assist with rehearsal preparation and management, including coordination of volunteer support for rehearsals and performances, and monitor rehearsals.

·      Ensure that all equipment needs for rehearsals are met.

·      Serve as program manager for the First Experiences in Singing “FES” program, including room set-up, attendance tracking, organizing volunteer assistants, scheduling evaluations and appropriate communications with parents.

·      Manage the First Experiences in Choral Singing “FECS” ensemble, including room set-up, attendance tracking, organizing volunteer assistants, and all communications with parents.

·      Attend Artistic Staff Meetings.

·      Supervise attendance record-keeping and communicate attendance issues to conducting staff.

·      Schedule mid-year chorister progress reports and year-end chorister evaluations.

·      Assist with organizational communication to choristers, families and staff, and serve as an advocate for LACC policies and procedures.

·      Assist with special event planning and management.

·      Assist with the preparation and execution of all self-produced concerts and contracted performances/collaborations to deliver professional performances of the highest artistic quality.

·      Assist with tour planning and management as assigned by the Chorus Manager.

·      Ensure the safety and well-being of choristers at all times.

·      Other relevant duties as assigned.

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 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:

  • Minimum of 3 years’ 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.

 

POSITION:

The Associate Chorus Manager is a full-time (40 hours per week) non-exempt, salaried position with a flexible, variable work schedule. Due to COVID-19, this position will work remotely through August 2021 from a location with high-speed internet. Starting in September 2021, this position will transition to a hybrid in-office/at-home schedule and will be based at LACC’s office in Pasadena.


COMPENSATION:

Salary range for this position is $55,000–$60,000 per annum, depending on experience. Benefits package includes employer-sponsored health, dental, and vision insurance and generous paid time off.


TO APPLY:

Email cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references to Ann Giesler, Chorus Manager, at agiesler@lachildrenschorus.org, by Friday, June 25, 2021. Include job title in subject line. No phone calls, please. The position will remain open until filled.


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

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 choirs¾Concert Choir, Chamber Singers, Mixed Voices Choir, Young Men’s Ensemble, Intermediate Choir, Apprentice Choir and Preparatory Choir¾and 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 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.


Los Angeles Children’s Chorus (LACC) seeks an energetic, collegial, and highly organized individual to join the organization as Associate Chorus Manager (ACM). Reporting to LACC’s Chorus Manager and working closely with the artistic team…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    August 1, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    June 25, 2021
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required

Salary

$55,000 - $60,000Commensurate with experience.

Benefits

Benefits package includes employer-sponsored health, dental, and vision insurance and generous paid time off.

Benefits package includes employer-sponsored health, dental, and vision insurance and generous paid time off.

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Pasadena, CA
Associated Location
Pasadena, CA, USA

How to Apply

Email cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references to Ann Giesler, Chorus Manager, at agiesler@lachildrenschorus.org, by Friday, June 25, 2021. Include job title in subject line. No phone calls, please. The position will remain open until filled.


Email cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references to Ann Giesler, Chorus Manager, at agiesler@lachildrenschorus.org, by Friday, June 25, 2021. Include job title in…

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