opportunities

senior marketing & sales associate
advancement associate
marketing intern
production & artistic administration intern
meet the music docent
volunteer


senior marketing & sales associate

department: marketing
reports to: director of marketing
full time position/non-exempt

position purpose
To support the marketing department with a focus on single ticket marketing strategies and campaigns for all ticketed concerts. Implement single ticket promotions and partnerships, developing strategies in collaboration with the director of marketing.

scope & responsibilities
The senior marketing & sales associate participates in the planning and execution of marketing and box office functions, with a focus on single ticket sales for all concerts. Responsibilities are as follows:
– In conjunction with the director of marketing, develop single ticket marketing plans per concert and organize the team’s efforts around achieving single ticket goals of $200,000+ annually. Execute single ticket marketing efforts including the following channels: direct mail, radio, print, online (SEM, digital advertising, etc) email, grassroots outreach and social media.
– Coordinate with marketing manager, box office & patron services associate and director of marketing as appropriate for concert announcement and marketing efforts
– Participate in ongoing single ticket dynamic pricing and inventory management efforts, in coordination with director of marketing and box office team,
– Understand the goals of campaigns and marketing activities and collaborate with full marketing team to derive relevant metrics, targets, and data collection strategies.
– Manage relationships with database partners, keeping lists clean, pulling and requesting reports as necessary to confirm or adjust marketing strategies and RIO of marketing to particular segments and zip codes,
– Oversee design, production and execution of all single ticket collateral and advertising materials;
– Together with the director of marketing, coordinate with outside marketing partners and vendors to negotiate and execute the annual contracts related to printing, mailing and advertising
– Analyse collected data and present results, including hypotheses for any irregularities; develop recurring reports focused on sales and patron acquisition goals
– Design professional and brand-appropriate materials, as needed, to support marketing and concert needs, creating and following a design timeline to allow for proofing and printing of professional materials including:
– concert program inserts, concert signage and additional concert flyers as needed
– occasional marketing materials including season materials, mailings, forms, signs, one-off event programs, and other documents or materials as needed
– Provide support at evening and weekend concerts as assigned, including staffing box office, merchandise tables or receptions as needed
– Additional projects and tasks as assigned.

experience/characteristics required
The ideal candidate is an enthusiastic, personable team player and multi-tasker with a passion for classical music, excellent communication skills, understanding of marketing principles and common metrics, high personal productivity and exceptional attention to detail. Bachelor’s degree is required. 2-3 years successful working experience at an arts-related or non-profit organization is preferred. Excellent written and verbal skills are required for all LACO marketing and development positions. Ability to juggle multiple projects concurrently, under pressure strongly recommended. Strong Excel skills and knowledge and understanding of design software (such as Photoshop or InDesign) strongly preferred. Solid computer skills including the use of databases, Microsoft Word and Excel are a must. Some evening and weekend hours are required. EOE

Please email resume, comprehensive cover letter and additional writing sample to: info@laco.org. No phone calls, please.

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 almost 50-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/Pasadena’s Ambassador Auditorium and on Sundays at UCLA’s Royce Hall; Baroque Conversations at downtown Los Angeles’ Zipper Concert Hall; and Westside Connections chamber music series, designed to illustrate the relationship between music and other artistic disciplines, at the Moss Theater in Santa Monica. 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.


advancement associate

department: advancement
reports to: special events & annual giving manager
full-time position/non-exempt
position purpose
To support LACO’s fund-raising team and efforts in individual giving, stewardship and donor communications.

scope & responsibilities
The advancement associate works as part of LACO’s dynamic fund-raising team and administrative staff, collaborating with colleagues in marketing, production and finance as necessary to complete assigned projects. The advancement associate supports all members of the advancement team with primary duties focusing on annual fund cultivation, solicitation, stewardship and acknowledgement activities.

The advancement associate is responsible for approximately $300,000 in annual giving revenue. Through a variety of personal and broad-based fundraising tactics for annual gifts up to $10,000, the advancement associate will raise $215,000 in gifts under $2,500 and $85,000 in gifts from $2,500-$9,999. The advancement associate ensures effective communications with donors at all stages of the gift cycle.

Specific responsibilities are as follows:
solicitation
– plan, execute and evaluate 6 direct mail appeals, 4 subscription suggested donation appeals, multiple email appeals and a telefunding campaign each year; craft messaging for all mass solicitation communications;
– segment and create mailing lists and serving as primary liaison for printing and mailing services (in-house or at mail houses) within deadline;
– research prospective grant sources and help write proposals and prepare application materials for government agencies, foundations and corporate philanthropies as needed;
cultivation and stewardship
– write copy for development wesites, emails, newsletter articles, and other fundraising materials;
– manage the donation acknowledgement process including writing letters, managing lists and personalization
– ensure donor benefit fulfilment including program book donor lists, invitations to events and coordinating donor lounges at concerts;
– provide support as needed for two major fundraising galas, several smaller exclusive events, education programs, donor lounges and concert receptions each season;
– help ensure compliance with grant and sponsorship agreements, including reporting, acknowledgement and benefit fulfilment;
administration oversee and expand LACO’s volunteer program in the areas of concert, fundraising event and office support;
– coordinate with LACO senior staff to prepare and compile materials for board meetings, track meeting attendance and maintain board archive; take board minutes;
– open and track all LACO mail; monitor daily donation logs; enter gifts into patron database; make bank deposits and generate daily reports for director of finance;
– maintain an orderly patron file system including updating/cleaning of data in the ticketing/donor database system;
– help maintain administrative office, including answering phones, filing and coordinating calendars and communicating across departments for smooth office operation;
– complete other development and general office tasks as needed and assigned.

qualifications and characteristics
The candidate will possess the ability to write comprehensively, clearly and persuasively; to interact effectively and congenially with a wide variety of colleagues and constituents including LACO’s Board of Directors; to think analytically and work independently while handling multiple assignments simultaneously; to shuffle priorities efficiently and pitch in where needed; to pay close attention to detail; to meet project deadlines consistently; to be an effective collaborator on team projects; to demonstrate proactive thinking to anticipate obstacles and take initiative as challenges and opportunities arise.

The advancement associate must be comfortable communicating with a wide range of stake holders (staff, board members, donors, concert patrons, volunteers, and vendors). The advancement associate will consistently show enthusiasm, curiosity and prompt attention to tasks.

requirements
– bachelor’s degree is required.
– scheduling flexibility including evening and weekend hours at concerts and special events required.
– 2-3 years successful working experience in a development department, preferably an arts organization, with an understanding of the mechanics of a successful annual fundraising operation preferred.
– proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook required. Familiarity with design software desired.
– excellent written and verbal communication skills.
– experience with database management or CRM (Customer Relationship Management) interface preferred; familiarity with Patron Manager or SalesForce preferred.

40 hours per week maximum. Some overtime may be required during heavy events periods. EOE

to apply
Please email resume, comprehensive cover letter and 2-3 page writing sample to: info@laco.org. No phone calls, please.

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 almost 50-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/Pasadena’s Ambassador Auditorium and on Sundays at UCLA’s Royce Hall; Baroque Conversations at downtown Los Angeles’ Zipper Concert Hall; and Westside Connections chamber music series, designed to illustrate the relationship between music and other artistic disciplines, at the Moss Theater in Santa Monica. 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.


marketing intern

department: marketing
reports to: marketing manager

description
This full-time summer internship with LACO’s marketing department offers opportunities to gain a foundation in nonprofit management, with an emphasis on marketing.

The intern will assist in the Orchestra’s marketing department with preparation of the upcoming season’s program books, a critical component of LACO’s annual marketing campaign. The intern will serve as the project coordinator and will need to communicate with all staff members on their program book assignments, following up on all submissions for the program book and ensuring that the production timeline stays on track. Tasks will also include assembling composer, musician and guest artist pictures and biographies and preparing them for print.

additional duties
The intern will also participate in identifying and establishing marketing strategies for the season, including e-marketing and social media, as well as instigating co-promotional relationships with other Los Angeles arts organizations and local venues.

The intern will be involved in the promotion of LACO’s Campus to Concert Hall program. S/he will work with local college career centers to identify students to intern during the school year as College Reps, who disseminate information about LACO’s All Access Pass ticket offer for students. The intern will also work to develop contacts at campuses and give insight to LACO in how best to promote this program to college students.

skills, knowledge or other requirements
Excellent written and verbal communication skills; flexibility; ability to prioritize and be organized; success in meeting deadlines; strong customer service and teamwork ethics; fluency in Word and Excel; familiarity with database work and Internet research. The preferred candidate will have some background in music since the program book project will require familiarity with composers, repertoire and musical terms.

Student eligibility for internship positions is limited to currently enrolled full-time undergraduate college students who reside in and/or attend college in Los Angeles County and will have completed at least one semester of college by June 1, 2016, OR will complete their undergraduate degree between May 1 and September 1, 2016. Students who have already earned a BA, BS or a higher degree or have previously participated in the Los Angeles County Arts Internship Program are not eligible to apply. Candidates can be sought from all areas of undergraduate study and are not required to have demonstrated a previous commitment to the arts. All college students regardless of race, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, or disability who meet the above criteria are eligible to apply to participate in the Los Angeles County Arts Internship Program. Students invited to participate in the program must provide a copy of their college transcripts verifying undergraduate enrollment.

duration
The intern program takes place between June and August 2016. Interns will work for a specified ten-week period.

to apply: Send a cover letter, resume and two-page writing sample to Carrie Stephens, Marketing Manager, carriestephens@laco.org.

about the los angeles chamber orchestra

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra is “America’s finest chamber orchestra.” (Jim Svejda of PRI’s The Record Shelf) Since its inaugural concerts in 1969, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra has established itself among the world’s top musical ensembles. Under the baton of prominent pianist and conductor Jeffrey Kahane since 1997, LACO maintains its status as a preeminent interpreter of historical masterworks and a champion of contemporary composers. In its 45-year history, the Orchestra has made 31 recordings, toured Europe, South America and Japan, and performed across North America, earning adulation from audiences and critics. LACO presents seven Orchestral Series concerts on Saturdays at Glendale’s Alex Theatre or Pasadena’s Ambassador Auditorium and on Sundays at UCLA’s Royce Hall; five Baroque Conversations concerts at downtown Los Angeles’ Zipper Concert Hall at The Colburn School; three Westside Connections chamber music concerts 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. In addition, LACO presents a Concert Gala, Silent Film screening and several fundraising events each year. Headquartered in downtown Los Angeles and managed by a staff of 12 full- and several part-time employees, LACO offers a collegial workplace and welcomes innovative thinking and initiative.

This internship is sponsored by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission. 122 undergraduate interns will participate in the program this year at 103 performing, presenting, and literary nonprofit arts organizations and municipal arts agencies throughout LA County. In addition to their full-time 10 week paid internship, interns will participate in educational events as part of the program, which is funded by the Getty Foundation. The educational events are designed to provide interns with a broader perspective of the vibrant arts and cultural landscape of the County. For additional information on the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, the Arts Internship Program, and for a complete list of all the internships offered this summer, visit the Arts Commission website at www.lacountyarts.org.


production & artistic administration intern

department: production
reports to: production & education coordinator

description
This full-time summer internship with LACO’s production, education and artistic administration departments offers opportunities to gain a foundation in nonprofit management, with an emphasis on production and artistic administration.

The intern will assist the Orchestra’s production, education and artistic administration departments with the preparation and execution of the upcoming season’s musician, guest artist, instrument rental and vendor contracts. The intern will serve as the project coordinator for facilitating the time table and the mailing and receiving of all assigned contracts. This project will require the intern to become well acquainted with many facets of the organization and will provide the opportunity for the intern to interact with a wide variety of professional musicians, artist managers, music publishers, performance venues and industry contacts throughout the country.

additional duties
Along with the contracting process the intern will assist with music library preparation for the upcoming season. Music library duties include researching repertoire and contacting music publishers for availability of orchestral rental parts.

The intern will also assist with the Orchestra’s primary education and community engagement program, Meet the Music. The intern will be responsible for processing and logging the upcoming season’s teacher applications, which will secure the school’s participation in the program for the upcoming school year. The intern will also assist in scheduling and tracking the composer-in-residence in-school visits, and research and identify potential organizations for participation in LACO’s Community Partner’s program.

skills, knowledge or other requirements
Due to the nature of this internship candidates are required to have a strong background in music; excellent written and verbal communication skills; respect for confidentiality and discretion; ability to prioritize and be organized; success in meeting deadlines; professional demeanor and ability to work with a wide range of personality types; fluency in Word and Excel; familiarity with database work and Internet research; desire to learn.

Student eligibility for internship positions is limited to currently enrolled full-time undergraduate college students who reside in and/or attend college in Los Angeles County and will have completed at least one semester of college by June 1, 2016, OR will complete their undergraduate degree between May 1 and September 1, 2016. Students who have already earned a BA, BS or a higher degree or have previously participated in the Los Angeles County Arts Internship Program are not eligible to apply. Candidates can be sought from all areas of undergraduate study and are not required to have demonstrated a previous commitment to the arts. All college students regardless of race, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, or disability who meet the above criteria are eligible to apply to participate in the Los Angeles County Arts Internship Program. Students invited to participate in the program must provide a copy of their college transcripts verifying undergraduate enrollment.

duration
The intern program takes place between June and August 2016. Interns will work for a specified ten-week period.

for questions contact: Serge Liberovsky at 213 622 7001 x 212

to apply: Send a cover letter, resume and writing sample to Serge Liberovsky, Production & Education Coordinator, sergeliberovsky@laco.org

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 almost 50-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/Pasadena’s Ambassador Auditorium and on Sundays at UCLA’s Royce Hall; Baroque Conversations at downtown Los Angeles’ Zipper Concert Hall; and Westside Connections chamber music series, designed to illustrate the relationship between music and other artistic disciplines, at the Moss Theater in Santa Monica. 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.
This internship is sponsored by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission. 132 undergraduate interns will participate in the program this year at more than 100 performing, presenting, and literary nonprofit arts organizations and municipal arts agencies throughout LA County. In addition to their full-time 10 week paid internship, interns will participate in educational events as part of the program, which is funded by the Getty Foundation. The educational events are designed to provide interns with a broader perspective of the vibrant arts and cultural landscape of the County. For additional information on the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, the Arts Internship Program, and for a complete list of all the internships offered this summer, visit the Arts Commission website at www.lacountyarts.org.


meet the music docent


hours:
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.

salary:
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 Serge Liberovsky at 213 622 7001 × 212 for more information.


volunteer


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.