community engagement intern
meet the music docent

community engagement intern

department: production and education
part-time internship for LACO’s 2016-17 season (September – June) – modest monthly stipend
desired start date: September 5, 2016

position purpose
To assist the operations and programs manager in effectively and efficiently managing the Orchestra’s vital education and community engagement programs.

scope and responsibilities
– assists manager with the Orchestra’s Meet the Music concerts (four per season) with on-site logistical support
– assists with composer-in residence school visits (usually three per season)
– assists with greeting LACO’s Community Partners participants at LACO orchestral concerts
– other activities as assigned

experience/characteristics required
The ideal candidate for LACO’s community engagement intern will be a “people person” with excellent communication skills, ability to balance competing responsibilities, flexibility and social grace. The candidate must possess the ability to respond efficiently, effectively and creatively to simultaneous challenges and opportunities. Candidate must be motivated, enjoy working as part of dynamic arts administration team and possess team spirit.

Familiarity with orchestra management and/or arts administration is very desirable. Knowledge of orchestral repertoire is quite helpful. Photography skills are a plus. Intern may have the opportunity to assist at evening and weekend concerts and events.

to apply
Please email resume, cover letter and short (one page) writing sample to: info@laco.org

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 Serge Liberovsky 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.