Education Programs Manager

Los Angeles Master Chorale
Los Angeles, CA
Type of Position: 
Application Deadline: 
Saturday, December 31, 2022

Title: Education Programs Manager
Reports to: Chief Music Education Officer
Status: Full-time
Salary: $57,000 to $75,000 annually

Position Summary: Reporting to the Chief Music Education Officer (CMEO), the Education Programs Manager (EPM) will manage the planning, implementation, and evaluation of the Los Angeles Master Chorale education programs including the High School Choir Fesitval, Voices Within, and Oratorio Project. The EPM will supervise the organization's Education Associate and oversee Teaching Artists. The position provides support to the CMEO and will collaborate with other departments as required.

Primary Responsibilities and Areas of Accountability:

  • Oversee the planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of the Master Chorale's education programs and activities.
  • Contract, coordinate, and evaluate teaching artists.
  • Serve as organization's primary contact for teaching artists and education program participants.
  • Coordinate non-artistic aspects of the chorale's artists (chamber ensembles) in support of education programming.
  • Research, recruit, coordinate school partners for program participation.
  • Contribute to and support the organization's strategic education initiatives.
  • Prepare education program statistics used in the SMU DataArts annual survey.
  • Assist the Advancement team with data collection, preparation, and reporting for grants that support education programming.
  • Collaborate with CMEO to develop and implement strategies to publicize and promote education activities to the public participants.
  • Monitor and track departmental income and expenses.
  • Supervise department part-time staff and education department volunteers.
  • Attend and assist at Master Chorale concerts and events, as requested.
  • Perform other duties and functions as assigned.

Education, Experience, Knowledge, and Key Skills:

  • College degree in music or music education preffered, or equivalent experience in music education or music performance, preferable with an emphasis in choral music.
  • Minimum of five years of successful professional experience in managing arts education programs or community engagement programs or comparable experience as a credentialed teacher.
  • Demonstrated understanding of arts education curriculum design and student evaluation strategies.
  • Ddemonstrated success in managing professional artists and ability to work closely and collaboratively with artists, artistic leadership, and creative personalities.
  • Proven ability to work independently, take initiative and anticipate challenges, solve problems, and work in a fast paced, dynamic team environment.
  • Proven organizational skills and the ability to prioritize concurrent projects and deadlines.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proficient in standard office technologies.
  • Fluency in Spanish, written and spoken is strongly desired.

Traits and Desired Characteristics:

  • Have a passion for arts education and the ability to clearly communicate the mission and goals of the organization's educational programming.
  • Be an excellent advocate for music education within the school system and in the community.
  • Be a persuasive communicator with exceptional written and verbal skills.
  • Interest and ability to successfully engage with students of all ages and understand the mentality and current trends that motivate youth.
  • Ability to be flexible, collaborative, and maintain the quality and high standards of the Master Chorale's education programs.
  • Have an interst in supporting and promoting the organization's IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access) efforts through educational programming and the ability to work within a diverse community.
  • Be capable of adding to the strength of existing relationships with school partners and in the community and ability to develop new relationships.
  • Ability to fullfill a hybrid work arrangement (hybrid meaning a combination of work done in theoffice and remotely at home). At the present time, all staff are required to work in-person at our offices at the Music Center on Tuesday's. The in-person frequency may change as circumstances allow and will vary according to responsibilities.
  • Ability for in-person visits to locations where the organization's education programs and activities occur.

Workplace Safety Requirements: This Los Angeles Master Chorale requires all employees to be fully vaccinated, including booster shots. Employment will require in-person interaction with employees, funders, and patrons. Employees and patrons are required to wear personal protection equipment (PPP) in accordance with current Los Angeles County Department of Public Health protocols. Candidates must agree to comply at all times with the Los Angeles Master Chorale’s COVID-19 prevention protocols. The Los Angeles Master Chorale currently operates in a hybrid remote model; employees are required to attend concerts and some in-person meetings. Candidates should live in the Los Angeles area or be willing to relocate.

Equal Opportunity Employer: The Los Angeles Master Chorale provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, the Los Angeles Master Chorale complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

The Los Angeles Master Chorale expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of the Los Angeles Master Chorale’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

Compensation and Benefits: 

The salary range for the Education Programs Manager is $50,000 to $75,000 annually. This is a full-time position. Benefits package includes medical benefits, dental, vision and life insurance ($100,000) for the employee, paid vacation, personal and sick days, 403b, and paid parking.

Application Procedure: 

How to Apply: The position will remain open until filled. Start date for employment is immediate.

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To submit by mail:
Los Angeles Master Chorale
135 N. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90012

No phone calls please.

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