Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra: making great music personal



employment

marketing intern

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.

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 3, 2014, OR will complete their undergraduate degree between May 1 and September 1, 2014. 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.

for questions contact: Carrie Stephens at 213 622 7001 × 210

to apply: Send a cover letter, resume and two-page writing sample to Carrie Stephens, Senior Marketing and Patron Services Associate, 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.

meet the music docent

hours:
There are four Meet the Music concerts in the season. Docents must attend two hour meetings at the LACO office before each of the three concerts. After the meetings, docents will then disperse to schools to teach students participating in Meet the Music. Docents are invited to attend the 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 students. An appreciation of music is a plus, but a musical background is not required. We will provide you with all the information you need to teach the students.

salary:
Volunteer Position with insider perks and the invaluable opportunity to experience LACO’s Meet the Music concerts.

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

production/artist administration intern

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

The intern will assist the Orchestra’s production and artistic administration department 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.

Along with the contracting process the intern will assist with music library preparation for the upcoming season. Music library duties include researching repertoire, 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 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 3, 2014, OR will complete their undergraduate degree between May 1 and September 1, 2014. 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.

for questions contact: Jeff Leblow at 213 622 7001 × 221
to apply: Send a cover letter, resume and two-page writing sample to Jeff Leblow, Production and Education Intern, jeffleblow@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.

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.