Position Title: Artistic Program Coordinator (Up To 2 Positions Available)
Department: Artistic Operations
Location: Santa Barbara, CA
Status: Seasonal, Full-Time, Non-Exempt
Employment Period: Monday, June 6 through Monday, August 8, 2022
The Artistic Program Coordinator (APC) works closely with the Music Academy administration, faculty, and fellows to produce public and non-public events, manage masterclass assignments, manage room scheduling in ArtsVision, schedule instructional and performance activities, and collect and distribute program information for all events. The APC reports to the Director of Artistic Operations.
Communicate with fellows and faculty regarding logistics for artistic events
Collect information, prepare, distribute, and approve final edits for printed programs for public events including masterclasses, competitions, and performances
Proctor Music Academy auditions and competitions
Assist with backstage concert duty for on-site concerts and masterclasses as needed
Assist Artistic Operations Coordinator in maintaining the master schedule throughout the summer:
Manage faculty and fellow schedule change requests
Work with faculty to manage collaborative pianist schedules for lessons, rehearsals, and masterclasses
Assist with occasional Artist Liaison duties, including driving guest artists
Assist the Artistic Operations department with other duties
The Music Academy of the West seeks to hire candidates who thrive in a collaborative, highly communicative workplace. Our administration collectively informs and agrees upon the organization’s expectations for teamwork, including a positive, goal-oriented environment that positions every employee for success.
Note that the Music Academy looks to fill up to two Artistic Program Coordinator positions. Responsibilities will be assigned based on the strengths and experience of the selected candidates.
The ideal candidate will demonstrate some, if not all, of the following:
Background in music, music education, or music administration
Knowledge of classical music and instrumental solo and chamber repertoire
Ability to read music
Proficiency in Microsoft Office and experience with ArtsVision
Excellent written and verbal communications skills
Strong critical thinking, strategic planning, and problem-solving skills
Superior organizational skills and attention to detail
Ability to work on a team and adapt to changing work priorities
Positive and professional demeanor
Valid driver’s license and clean driving record
Previous summer festival experience
· Some nights and weekends, including concert duty.
Frequent travel between Music Academy’s Miraflores campus and off-site venues
All administration, faculty, and fellows on campus must provide proof of COVID vaccination
Compensation and Benefits
This is a seasonal, non-exempt, full-time position. Compensation is $18 per hour, commensurate with skills and experience. Seasonal employees are not eligible for Music Academy benefits. Housing and meals are included during the employment period.
Please email a letter of interest and current resume to email@example.com, using the subject header Artistic Program Coordinator. PDF format only. No phone calls, please.
The Music Academy of the West is an equal opportunity employer. A background screening will be performed as a condition of employment.
Music Academy of the West
Music Academy of the West is a performance-based training center and incubator that empowers musicians to positively impact society. The Academy welcomes everyone from across all generations, cultures, and backgrounds to experience the transformative power of music. Based in Santa Barbara, California, the Academy presents the preeminent full-scholarship Summer School and Festival for classically trained fellows ages 18 to 34. They study and perform with more than 50 exceptional faculty and teaching artists, while forging close connections with the community. The Academy’s commitment to long-term collaborations and exchanges with leading orchestras and opera companies results in unparalleled mentorship and career-advancing prospects. The Innovation Institute spearheads entrepreneurial training and ventures through seminars, residencies, and the Alumni Enterprise Awards, substantial grants given annually for a wide range of creative projects. Launched in 2018, Sing!, a free, after-school choral program for local elementary students inspires personal growth and expression. For more information, please visit musicacademy.org.
About Music Academy of the West
Music Academy of the West
The Music Academy of the West is among the nation’s preeminent summer schools and festivals for gifted young classically-trained musicians. At its ocean-side campus in Santa Barbara, the Academy provides these musicians with the opportunity for advanced study and performance under the guidance of internationally-renowned faculty artists, guest conductors, and soloists. Admission to the Academy is strictly merit based, and fellows receive full scholarships (tuition, room, and board). The Music Academy of the West cultivates discerning, appreciative, and adventurous audiences, presenting more than 200 public events annually. For more information, visit musicacademy.org