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.
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.
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
About Los Angeles Philharmonic Association
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.