The Education & Community Programming Coordinator is responsible for the coordination and administration of La Jolla Music Society’s education and community engagement activities under the supervision of the Education & Community Programming Manager. This position will complete departmental administrative work and maintain departmental databases throughout the year, coordinate artist residency activities and the concert ticket program during the Winter Season, and coordinate community engagement activities and procure music during La Jolla Music Society’s chamber music festival, SummerFest.
Areas of Responsibility
• Assist with the planning, scheduling, and execution of artist residencies and community engagement activities, student performances, lectures, Musical Preludes, and master classes throughout the year. • Work closely with the Marketing Department and Ticket Office to organize and distribute Education Tickets to groups at designated performances. • Assist in coordination of Community Music Center recitals and receptions, payroll, inventory, and attendance tracking. • Work with the Artistic Programming Manager and Artistic Programming Advisor to help acquire, prepare, distribute, and collect music for SummerFest performances. • Work in consultation with the Production Manager and Education & Community Programming Manger to input all education-related logistics in organizational calendar. • Assist in planning and execution of annual Community Arts Open House and additional free community concerts. • Coordinate content development, editing, and schedule management for brochure and program book publications. • Process and track all department check requests and receipts. • Maintain departmental databases and calendar. • Act as Artist Liaison at select performances and events, transporting artists and coordinating hospitality. • Assist with research and identifying potential funding. • Take minutes at meetings and distribute communications to the Programming & Education Committee. • Concert duties and other projects as assigned.
• A bachelor’s degree in music or arts management is preferred. • Proficiency in Spanish preferred. • Ability to read music is required. • Strong written and verbal communication skills. • High level of organization and attention to detail. • Deep understanding and commitment to DEI practices. • Valid driver’s license • Knowledge of classical music repertoire, jazz, dance, and California Arts Standards is preferred. • Proficiency in Microsoft Office software, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. • Experience with ArtsVision, Tessitura, or other CRMs/databases a plus. • Ability to work at La Jolla Music Society events is required, including nights and weekends, with a particularly full schedule during July and August for SummerFest. • Ability to lift up to 30 lbs.
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with experience, plus benefits
About La Jolla Music Society
Under the leadership of President & CEO Todd Schultz, La Jolla Music Society (LJMS) is one of Southern California's premier presenting organizations. Its mission is to enhance cultural life and engagement by presenting and producing a wide range of programming of the highest artistic quality, and to make The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center a vibrant and inclusive hub. From classical, jazz, and dance, to global, National Geographic speakers, and family concerts, Artistic Director Leah Rosenthal brings the best artists in the world to the San Diego community each Winter Season. During LJMS' annual chamber music festival, SummerFest, award-winning pianist and festival Music Director, Inon Barnatan, engages over 80 of the world's finest musicians to perform at The Conrad throughout the month of August. In addition to remarkable mainstage performances, LJMS engages the San Diego community through its robust Education & Community Programming, which includes an after-school music program, master classes in music and dance, and over 50 free activities during SummerFest.