Arts Community Engagement Intern

Angel City Chorale

Los Angeles, CA

Angel City Chorale is recruiting a paid intern to assist with research on how to expand and improve our Angel City Youth Chorale (ACYC) and to help with the management of the choir as we prepare for our 2022 Holiday Concert. This internship is sponsored by the Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture and is a great opportunity for an undergraduate who is interested in choral music, music education and/or arts management.

Now in its 29th year among the premier choral groups in Southern California, Angel City Chorale is proud to represent the spirit and diversity of Los Angeles in its membership, its music, and its outreach activities, thereby fulfilling its mission of “Building Community One Song at a Time.” Celebrated Artistic Director Sue Fink founded the Chorale at world-famous McCabe’s Guitar Shop in 1993 with eighteen singers – which has now grown to over 160 talented and dedicated singers, presenting a broad and eclectic repertoire including classical, gospel, jazz, pop and world music. The chorale is best known for its performances on NBC’s top-rated talent competition America’s Got Talent (2018), making it all the way to the semi-finals.

The intern will work with the Executive Director and the program administrator and creative director of the ACYC. The intern will also have the opportunity to explore the challenges and rewards of working in the non-profit arts sector and the chance to spend time with the Artistic Director, music staff and the Treasurer.

Responsibilities include:

  • Write a description of ACYC’s current program and curriculum
  • With guidance, compile a list of youth music programs in Los Angeles and elsewhere and create a set of questions to learn what works and what have been the challenges in these programs.
  • Interview staff from as many programs as is feasible and prepare a report summarizing the interview results.
  • Research possible partnerships including other Boys and Girls Clubs and Title 1 schools focusing on geographically accessible areas such as downtown, Korea Town, Crenshaw District.
  • Identify other programs available for youth chorales and their staff.
  • Help with the planning, production, and mounting of the holiday concert which includes the youth chorale

In addition, the intern will

  • Attend one Board meeting and make a presentation to the Board at the end of the internship in December.
  • Attend Operation Staff meetings
  • Attend some ACC rehearsals and help with concert logistics
  • Attend ACYC sessions at each location at least once
  • Participate in some ACYC zoom meetings

Experience in one or more of the following areas is very desirable for this position:

  • Choral or instrumental music
  • Working as an accompanist
  • Preparing or arranging music
  • Teaching or working with elementary school students
  • Recording music
  • Preparing and reading budgets

Four hundred hours are required between July 5th and December 16th.  Some of the work can be done remotely. In-person meetings and site visits will occur when community transmission levels of COVID permits. The hours are somewhat flexible, although some evening meetings and weekend work will be required.  

Pay is $16.04/hour, a total of $6,416 for the 400 hours required.

In order to be eligible for hire as an intern in the Arts Internship Program, an internship candidate must: (a) have the legal right to work in the United States; (b) reside in or attend college within the County; and (c) be currently enrolled in a community college or four-year college/university program. Prospective graduates who will complete their undergraduate degree between May 1, 2022, and December 1, 2022, need not be currently enrolled at the time of the internship. Relatives of Angel City Chorale staff or board members may not apply.

To apply, please send a resume and a cover letter to [email protected]

Deadline to apply: April 30, 2022

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