production & education intern
meet the music docent

production and education intern

department: production/education
reports to: production & education coordinator
part-time internship for a defined five month term / modest monthly stipend

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.

scope & responsibilities
• the production and education intern assists with maintaining effective communication with LACO musicians, outside venues, guest artists, vendors and staff members regarding daily operations and production activities;
• the production and education intern assists with overseeing LACO’s community engagement programs, including Meet the Music and Community Partners.

orchestra operations
• 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, receptions 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; and
• 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 with subject line “Production and Education Intern.”

about LACO
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; 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 14 full- and several part-time employees, LACO offers a collegial workplace and welcomes innovative thinking and initiative.

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.