meet the music docent

hours:

There are three 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 Taylor Lockwood 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.

Department: Artistic Operations 

Reports to: General Manager

Status: Full Time Exempt 

The Associate Director of Production is a key member of the Artistic Operations team who works closely with the General Manager and other members of the artistic operations department. This role is supportive of LACO’s concert operations and works to serve the greater community through music education, performances, and partnerships. This position will regularly engage with music director, stakeholders, guest artists, venue personnel, musicians, staff, and other constituents. A background in concert or theatrical production, a high degree of professionalism, and a strong grasp of logistics with attention to detail and accuracy is non-negotiable.

SCOPE + RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Ensure a safe and professional environment for musicians at all rehearsals and concerts through management of all necessary production elements and adhering to the LACO Master Agreement.
  • Manage venue rentals in collaboration with General Manager.
  • Create and distribute production schedules, run of show, house information sheets, production notes, and information for archives. Draft stage plots.
  • Schedule and attend all required production meetings for every concert set, department meetings, and interdepartmental concert meetings.
  • Plan and budget for production staffing for all services.
  • Coordinate and schedule rental and transportation of all necessary instruments and equipment.
  • Serve as the point of contact for production related invoices and expenses, monitor production expenditures, forecast based on actual budgets, and verify payrolls generated by Personnel Manager.
  • Serve as a point of contact for all technical, audiovisual, and multimedia production vendors. Prepare quotes for special projects and productions.
  • For in-person concerts, manage coordination with production team to help call production and show-related cues, communicate all show related information (timings, late seating breaks, intermission lengths, potential delays, etc.) with front of house.
  • For digital initiatives, manage coordination with all post-production team members and LACO staff to meet deadlines. Support the post-production team to achieve digital goals.
  • Coordinate LA Orchestra Fellowship LACO activities with General Manager.
  • Manage LACO mock auditions.
  • Manage musician hiring for non-subscription concert activity.

PREFERENCE WILL BE GIVEN TO APPLICANTS WHO MEET THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA:

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in concert production
  • Can work weekend and evening hours
  • Experience managing people
  • Stage management experience
  • Work well under pressure
  • Music or theater background
  • Familiarity with AFM and IATSE
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs
  • Comfortable with high profile artists
  • Experience drafting and negotiating contracts
  • Experience with budgets
  • Experience with ArtsVision
  • Familiarity with Los Angeles area venues
  • Valid drivers license
  • Comfortable on headset

Please send a resume and 3 professional references to rickydeanmcwain@laco.org. Application Deadline is May 1, 2022.

The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We encourage applications from individuals with diverse backgrounds, and we actively engage in organizational reforms toward creating an inclusive work environment for all employees. We will not discriminate and will enact measures to ensure against discrimination based on race, color, gender, gender expression/identity, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran’s status, criminal conviction, or sexual orientation.

Current and complete COVID-19 vaccination is required and a condition of employment.Consideration for reasonable exceptions will be made.If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation dueto a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request via email toinfo@laco.org.