production and education intern
community engagement intern
meet the music docent


reports to: director of operations and programs
position starts: July 1, 2017
application deadline: December 1, 2016

interviews to be held in Los Angeles, California in February 2017

job summary

The Librarian is responsible for the purchase, rental, and preparation of scores and parts for all performances. In consultation with the Music Director and the Director of Artistic Administration, the Librarian selects performance editions; marks all necessary bowings, cuts, and edits; and disseminates all scores and parts. The Librarian maintains the LACO Music Library, records repertoire performance data, and assesses long-range acquisition needs.

music duties

  •  Maintain LACO Music Library: pull all necessary materials from the LACO Music Library; assure that all parts and scores are accounted for and returned to the library in complete and proper order, and are appropriately re-shelved in a timely manner following each performance set; update LACO Music Library Catalog of holdings by: adding new entries for materials purchased and performing routine maintenance of current library database, as necessary.
  • Maintain performance records listing for each performance by: recording performance time of each movement of each piece; noting conductor, applicable artist/soloist, and any other pertinent information which would be helpful in preparing future performances of the same repertoire. Librarian is responsible for updating and maintaining performance history database and shall be compensated at the appropriate hourly Local 47 rate.
  • Schedule, receive and inventory incoming rental materials and ascertain their condition for performance. Inventory, pack and ship outgoing rental materials within timeframes specified by publisher, and maintain related shipping records.
  • Produce, and make readily available at every service, backup parts for every instrument dictated by instrumentation, of the same edition and bearing identical markings as performance parts.
  • Produce, and appropriately catalog in the LACO Music Library, an archival copy of each final performance first desk string rental, borrowed, original, or other non LACO owned performance part.
  • Maintain accessory supplies in library road box for access at all venues.
  • Remove all marks made by LACO musicians on rental parts before return of parts to publisher, as dictated by policies of each respective publisher.
  • Research all relevant copyright and performance guidelines dictating rights and costs for performance and recorded media capture of copyrighted works, as necessary, and advise Music Director and Director of Artistic Administration accordingly.
  • Maintain good working relationships with all publishing houses and composer management, serving as LACO’s principal point of contact. Maintain a current file of publisher catalogs; research availability and cost of music to be ordered and/or rented, in consultation with the Music Director and the Director of Artistic Administration. The Librarian directly procures all required materials, abiding by all budgetary guidelines, following approval of Music Director and Director of Artistic Administration.
  • LACO shall maintain annual membership in MOLA for Librarian, networking with fellow librarians and taking advantage of published resources to stay apace with best practices, current research, and new developments in the field.

production duties

  • Attend all required production meetings related to each orchestral concert set, as dictated by the Director of Artistic Administration. Maintain and monitor a LACO email address to ensure timely and professional internal and external correspondence, including reports of all errors, discrepancies, and problems to the Director of Artistic Administration.
  • Prepare, disseminate, and manage the master bowing schedule by: ascertaining dates of distribution of parts in relation to each orchestral performance set as dictated by Article XV, J of the 2015-2020 LACO Master Agreement; disseminating parts to string principals for bowing as dictated by the master bowing schedule; ensuring coordination between string principals and timely receipts of all bowed parts, according to the master bowing schedule. Ship all LACO-owned parts of upcoming concert repertoire to string principals during summer months, in advance of forthcoming concert season.
  • Coordinate and collect master set of marked bowings from the Music Director or guest conductor and/or string principals. Mark bowings in string parts from master set and/or score. Repair music and folders as needed. Mark orchestra parts as directed by the Music Director or guest conductor. Facilitate clear coordination and planning with Music Director or guest conductor to ensure that, for every work being performed, proper editions of both parts and scores are utilized, such that all measure numbers and rehearsal letters correspond appropriately.
  • Assemble and breakdown orchestra music folders, refilling music and scores as needed.
  • Attend all orchestral services, for the duration of each service, to perform the following duties, as required: distribute and collect music at all rehearsals and concerts, as applicable, ensuring that music is placed on stands in accordance with Article XV, K of the 2015-2020 LACO Master Agreement; assist conductors and musicians with needs related to printed music. Place and collect conductor scores from podium as needed in rehearsals and performances.
  • Maintain accurate records of material requests and loans for study purposes by any staff musician, conductor, or guest artist.
  • Review all invoices for music and library supplies, and monitor expenses within approved budget, as created in consultation with Director of Artistic Administration.
  • Prepare audition excerpt books according to audition repertoire lists, as established by the parties set forth in Article X, D of the 2015-2020 LACO Master Agreement, and provide supplies, support, and assistance at all auditions, as required. Compensation for support and assistance at auditions shall be at the scale wage set forth in Article XVI, O of the 2015-2020 LACO Master Agreement.

Position requires degree in music or equivalent, ability to read music, and training in library procedures; thorough knowledge of orchestral repertoire instrumentation and score markings; and familiarity with music publishing, licensing and copyright law. The Librarian must be meticulous and detail-oriented, have the ability to work in a fast-paced environment, and exhibit excellent written and oral communication skills, and a member in good standing of the American Federation of Musicians, Local 47.

to apply
highly qualified and experienced candidates should e-mail, fax or mail a cover letter and a one-page resume to the following address:

Auditions Coordinator
email: auditions@laco.org
Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra
350 S. Figueroa Street, Suite 183
Los Angeles, CA 90071
fax: 213 626 2157

applications must be received by December 1, 2016

production and education intern

department: production and education
part-time internship for LACO’s 2016-17 season (September – June) – modest monthly stipend
desired start date: August 22nd, 2016

position purpose
To assist the production & education coordinator with the Orchestra’s current production and operational processes and assist in the management of the Orchestra’s education and community engagement programs.

orchestra operations
– assists with maintaining effective communication with LACO musicians, outside venues, guest artists, vendors and staff members regarding daily operations and production activities;
– assists with scheduling the travel, lodging and transportation of guest artists with accuracy and effectiveness;
– assists with the production of the concert season, run-out concerts, auditions, and other activities as required;
– assists with the drafting of artist contracts;
– assists with the research and tracking of musical scores and parts, as directed by the coordinator and the music librarian;
– assists with various group mailings to orchestra members and guest artists, as needed.

education and community engagement
– assists the coordinator with the Orchestra’s Meet the Music and Community Partners programs, as well as the Composer-in-Residence’s needs, by corresponding with schools, docents, social service organizations, musicians, teachers, principals and volunteers;
– assists with producing and implementing the application and assignment processes for participating schools and social service organizations; and
– assists with facilitating any additional community engagement and education activities as required.

experience/characteristics required
The ideal candidate for LACO’s production and education intern will be a detail-oriented problem-solver with excellent communication skills, respectful of confidentiality and discretion, able to balance competing responsibilities, professional, successful in meeting deadlines, and able to work with a wide range of personality types. Candidate must be motivated and enjoy working as part of dynamic administrative team.

Familiarity with orchestra management and/or arts administration is very desirable. Knowledge of orchestral repertoire is extremely helpful. Solid computer skills are required. Intern will be required 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

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.