executive director

With the vision to be a vital cultural force in Los Angeles and recognized as a premier orchestra worldwide, the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO) is well-positioned for the future and seeking an Executive Director inspired by its history and excited to lead the organization toward its next chapter.

The Executive Director will have the opportunity to guide LACO into the achievement of its strategic goals: to position the Orchestra as an indispensable community resource and the preferred partner and collaborator for presenting transformative and intimate music experiences; to present programs that diversify, deepen and expand the LACO community; and to establish a stable financial foundation on which to build the next 50 years of sustainability. Unique to LACO is its ability to respond to different geographies and demographics and capitalize on the diversity and vitality of Los Angeles by balancing innovative and traditional elements in all programs. Exciting for the next Executive Director is the chance to further position LACO as the flexible model orchestra of the future.

For a detailed job description and information on how to apply, please visit Morris & Berger’s website.

production & education manager

position title: production and education manager
department: production/operations
reports to: director of artistic administration

full time position/non-exempt
position purpose
To ensure the smooth daily operation of the production activities of the Orchestra and coordinate the Orchestra’s education and community engagement programs

scope & responsibilities
The production and education manager is responsible for maintaining effective communication with musicians, venues, guest artists, vendors, and staff members regarding the daily operation of production activities as well as coordination of the LACO’s community engagement and education programs. Duties include:

orchestra operations
• Schedule rehearsal space as needed and maintain the regular communication of production details to rehearsal and performance facilities
• Coordinate the travel, lodging, and transportation of guest artists
• Coordinate the production of concert season, run-outs, auditions, receptions, and more
• Prepare and maintain contracts and monitor payroll for staff musicians and guest artists
education and community engagement
• Manage the Orchestra’s Meet the Music program, acting as primary contact for docents, musicians, teachers, principals, and volunteers
• Produce and implement the application and assignment processes for participating schools
• Coordinate community engagement and education activities
• Primary contact for technology service providers.

experience/characteristics required
The ideal candidate for the position of production and education manager will be a detail oriented problem solver with excellent communication skills, ability to balance competing responsibilities, sensitivity to deadlines and social grace. The candidate should possess the ability to respond both quickly and with imagination to a variety of simultaneous challenges and opportunities. Candidate must be motivated, enjoy working as part of a dynamic administrative team and possess team spirit. A minimum of a bachelor’s degree is required, and 3 years working in orchestra production or related field is preferred. Knowledge of orchestral repertoire is helpful, solid computer skills are a must. The manager will be required to work some evening and weekend hours.

to apply:
Please email resume and comprehensive cover letter to” info@laco.org. No phone calls, please. EOE

about the los angeles chamber orchestra
Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO), proclaimed “America’s finest chamber orchestra” by Public Radio International and “resplendent” by the Los Angeles Times, has established itself among the world’s top musical ensembles. Since 1997, LACO has performed under the baton of acclaimed conductor and pianist Jeffrey Kahane, hailed by critics as “visionary” and “a conductor of uncommon intellect, insight and musical integrity” with “undeniable charisma,” “effortless musicality and extraordinary communicative gifts.” Under Kahane’s leadership, the Orchestra maintains its status as a preeminent interpreter of historical masterworks and a champion of contemporary composers. During its 46-year history, the Orchestra has made 31 recordings, toured Europe, South America and Japan, performed across North America and garnered eight ASCAP Awards for Adventurous Programming. Headquartered in downtown Los Angeles, LACO presents its Orchestral Series on Saturdays at Glendale’s Alex Theatre and on Sundays at UCLA’s Royce Hall; Baroque Conversations at downtown Los Angeles’ Zipper Concert Hall; Westside Connections chamber music series, designed to illustrate the relationship between music and other artistic disciplines, at the Moss Theater in Santa Monica; and an annual Discover concert, which features an in-depth examination that sheds new light on a single piece of music, at Pasadena’s Ambassador Auditorium. LACO also presents a Concert Gala, an annual film event, featuring the Orchestra performing the score live, and several fundraising salons each year. Additionally, LACO outreach programs, Meet the Music, Community Partners, Campus to Concert Hall and the LACO/USC Thornton Strings Mentorship Program, reach thousands of young people annually, nurturing future musicians and composers as well as inspiring a love of classical music.

meet the music docent

There are four Meet the Music concerts each season. Docents are asked to attend a two hour weekday morning training session at the LACO offices a few weeks prior to each of the four concerts. After the meetings, docents will then disperse to schools to teach students participating in Meet the Music. Docents are invited to attend all Meet the Music concerts.

duties include:
Going to schools to teach students about the music they will hear at a LACO concert. Introducing students to classical music in a fun way.

skills required:
Enthusiasm and the ability to present knowledge in exciting ways to large groups of 4th, 5th and 6th graders. An appreciation of music is a big plus, but a musical background is not required. We will provide you with all the information and training that you will need to teach the students.

Volunteer Position with insider perks and the invaluable opportunity to experience LACO’s Meet the Music concerts. Parking for training sessions and Meet the Music concerts will be provided.

Please call Shawne at 213 622 7001 × 212 for more information.


Volunteering is a satisfying way to give back to your favorite Orchestra. Volunteers have the opportunity to meet the musicians, attend concerts, receive acknowledgment in our season program and more!

Some of the ways you can help include office support, music education, concert/event support and orchestra hospitality. Learn more, or contact us at info@laco.org.