California Arts Council

State of California

Arts Jobs - Detail

Manager, Collaborative Learning
Los Angeles Philharmonic Association

Los Angeles, CA

The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association is currently seeking a:

Manager, Collaborative Learning

Founded in 1919, the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association's mission is to perform, present, and promote music in its varied forms at the highest level of excellence to a diverse and large audience, both at the Walt Disney Concert Hall and the Hollywood Bowl.  The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association is dedicated to continuing its pre-eminent status in the music world of the 21st century.

Position Summary:

The Manager, Collaborative Learning will be responsible for the conception and creation of programs related to “collaborative learning” within the LA Phil’s education department. These programs include, but may not be limited to: concerts for families and students at Walt Disney Concert Hall; programs for young musicians – school orchestras, bands, individual musicians and young composers; pre and post concert lectures and talks/stand alone adult music education such as Music 101. Manager, Collaborative Learning is responsible for building and overseeing the budget for all programs in this area, connecting this area of the department with the social innovation area of Education, and for appropriately assigning 2.5 full time staff to implement projects within each program. Working collaboratively with the Director of Educational Initiatives and Manager of Social Innovation to contribute to the development of long term strategies for the Education Department will be vital.

Essential Functions:

The Manager, Collaborative Learning, under direction of the Director of Educational Initiatives, must effectively manage multiple complex partnerships that involve internal staff and stakeholders, as well as external partners and stakeholders including but not limited to: artistic planning and education and community programs staff, LA Phil and YOLA conductors, LA Phil musicians, teaching artists, guest artists, music educators, community partners, school district and public officials with key responsibility for the following:

Program Creation and Development

  • Annually produce:

    •  16 performances of five or more unique, fully scripted, cast, and rehearsed educational orchestra concert productions targeted for elementary and secondary school and family audiences each season

    • four weeks of world music concert programming for families at the Hollywood Bowl

  • Facilitate the vision and aesthetics of the LA Phil through its concerts for students and families

  • Guide the development of prep materials and activities surrounding education concerts

  • Set tone and goals for young musician training programs and adult education

  • Develop appropriate evaluation, assessment, documentation and on-going analysis of programs

  • Build key relationships with partners, artists, and collaborators

  • Create language and communications about education programs for internal and external communications and marketing

  • Build and oversee program budgets in the collaborative learning area, providing regular budget/financial analysis and appropriate reporting

Staff Oversight

  • Responsible for managing 2.5 full time staff, including leading the hiring, review, and termination processes when necessary

  • Identify staff strengths and match them with appropriate project areas of programs

  • Build annual workflow plans with staff and for staff with monthly updates and adjustments

  • Motivate staff in this structure through creative assignments and delegation


  • Develop key near and long term strategic priorities for the Education Department with Director of Educational Initiatives and Manager, Social Innovation

  • Collaborate on staff team building approaches and project planning

  • Identify program areas within Education to connect, share, and leverage resources 

Other duties as assigned which could include but are not limited to assisting Education and Community staff and other educational and community engagement initiatives and related communications, concert duty, etc.

Position Requirements:

  • A minimum of five years of professional experience in an arts organization working in the field of arts education with a 4-year undergraduate degree or equivalent experience required

  • Familiarity with different music education pedagogies and the culture of youth orchestras and/or community music schools in combination with demonstrable experience working with music teachers and students

  • Experience working in with artists of diverse disciplines, with a track record of achieving shared goals and successful program execution with multiple stakeholders and agendas

  • Experience in collaborative program design and development coupled with a successful track record of sustainable implementation and execution of large-scale projects

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with demonstrable ability to effectively facilitate meetings and present publicly and provide professional and appropriate business level written information utilizing various media

  • Experience in managing full time staff

  • Strong knowledge of orchestral music, ability to read scores, and experience working with orchestras

  • Familiarity with AEA, SDC, and Actor’s Equity compliance, contracts, and work rules a plus

  • Ability to work well on a team and in a high-pressure, multi-tasking environment

  • Strong desktop computer skills (business professional level) and excellent time management and organizational skills

  • Ability to work with diverse personalities and populations

  • Ability to work cooperatively in a small open workplace environment

  • Knowledge of state or national learning standards a plus

  • Spanish proficiency preferred

  • Local travel, as well as evening and weekend availability


Deadline: 11-30-2016

Return to Arts Jobs