A Place Called Home
A Place Called Home has a great opportunity for a passionate and dedicated Music Program Assistant Manager to explore and implement creative ways to deliver programming that will shape the future of the youth participating in our programs.
A Place Called Home is a dynamic, non-profit youth and community center in South Central Los Angeles. APCH provides educational programs, counseling, mentoring, music, dance and art classes, fitness and health and wellness opportunities. As youth participate in our programs, they discover interests and talents and develop a better sense of themselves and their place in the world around them. Our goal is to increase the likelihood that youth will stay in school, pursue higher education, attain viable jobs, and become active community members capable of making positive change in the world in which they live.
Our mission is to serve youth and families directly and the optimal way to do that is in person. The majority of our positions require employees to work onsite at our facilities. We will always comply with or exceed government and public health safety mandates. Our priorities and policies to protect the safety and health of our staff and members may require special protocols on our campus and/or may require us to work remotely on a temporary basis.
APCH COVID-19 Vaccination Policy
A Place Called Home will be mandating COVID-19 vaccines for our staff. Consistent with our mission and values, and the duty to provide and maintain a workplace free of recognized hazards, A Place Called Home (“APCH”) has adopted this policy to safeguard the health and well-being of our staff and our families, members and their families, volunteers, vendors, and others who spend time on our campus, and the community, from the risks associated with COVID-19. All new hires must provide proof of their first dose of the vaccine on the first day of employment, if not fully vaccinated, and will have 30 days from their date of hire to complete their COVID-19 vaccination and submit proof of completion to the organization’s HR department.
How To Apply:
After setting up your account, please ensure to fully complete the application in order to be considered. The application will be considered complete, once you have submitted your resume, cover letter and have signed the application.
Our commitment to our staff wellness, development and experience:
A Place Called Home is committed to supporting our hard working staff by creating a work environment that builds relationships, careers and experiences through collaboration and transparent communication. We don’t just talk the talk but we walk the walk. Below are just some ways in which we support our staff:
Health and Wellness
HMO & PPO Medical and Dental Plans with APCH covering the majority of the group costs
25K Basic & Accidental Life Insurance-no cost to the employee
FSA, DFSA and Supplemental Insurance to support your out of pocket costs
401K Retirement Plan with employer match
Generous Time-off: Paid winter break, 2 wellness days, 13 holidays, 2 weeks+ vacation, 88 hours for sick days, Incentive time off opportunities
Assistance and funds for emergencies
Employee Assistance program to support your work life balance
Gallup's Strengths Assessment for all employees
Quarterly Employee Training
Specialized Manager Training
Leadership Training through our Leaders In Training Program (LIT)
Professional development support and financial assistance
CPR & First Aid Training certification
Employee Engagement Committees: employee recognition, new hire experience, supporting community organizations, creating fun staff events, justice, equity, diversity & inclusion and wellness.
Monthly Employee Acknowledgment by Colleagues and Supervisors
Employee Portal - Staff Communication & Resources available at any time
TouchPoint-Monthly all staff meetings
The Music Program at A Place Called Home is the agency's most tenured program offering its participants free hands-on music education taught by professional music educators, offering basic exposure based learning and intermediate/advanced education. For members who have found music as a passion, there are opportunities for them to continue their learning through other opportunities. The music program has been partnered with the Berklee City Music Network - Berklee College of Music for (add number of years). Members learn music theory through the Berklee Pulse method and members fifteen and up have the opportunity to earn a scholarship to attend the Berklee Five Week Intensive during the summer and learn amongst their peers. Other opportunities offered in this program include youth ensemble performances, album production, career pathway development, and collaboration with community partners.
The Music Program Assistant Manager is an organized yet creative individual who has a passion for music but is experienced in administration, staff management, youth development and overall sees themself able to balance between being an artist and an administrator. This individual must have an understanding of how to inspire youth, teach multiple styles of music, including musicianship, theory, and curriculum development/lesson planning, as well as have an understanding and experience with youth engagement and afterschool programming. A Place Called Home is not a conservatory as we have a multitude of programs and we are a community based organization, but our members are prepared to enter higher music education whether in high school or college. In addition, The Music Program Assistant Manager will work with the Senior Manager to prepare our APCH band 29 Live for community performances, fundraising events, and ambassadorship opportunities, while collaborating with other APCH programs within the Arts and Creative Expressions department, and the agency as a whole.
Under the direction of the Sr. Music Program Manager, the Music Program Assistant Manager is responsible for supporting general department administration, curriculum development. The Music Program Assistant Manager implements programs, REACH objectives, the agency’s best practices, and program efficiencies. The Music Program Assistant Manager provides key support in programming application and policy.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Provide administrative support to the Music program including but not limited to semester schedules, staff, Independent Contractors and instructor assignments, coordinating student assessments, budgets and expenses, attendance reports, correspondence and other student performance administration.
- Agency-wide duties including youth supervision when onsite, on agency related events, inputting class attendance and participation in agency events when required. ● Coordination of independent contractor paperwork and invoicing.
- Provide instruction and serve as substitute instructor when needed.
- Work closely with the Senior Music Program Manager in the recruitment, retention, supervision and coordination of students for Berklee City Music Program and the APCH Accelerated Music Program
- Direct the APCH member ensembles as needed For the Accelerated Music Programs (AMP)
- Represent the APCH Music Program and the Berklee City Music program at off-campus events, performances and conferences as required.
- Support logistics and coordination for music program performances and events on and off-campus including student participation.
- Support Music related needs of the agency’s programs.
- Support the audio related needs of the agency’s programs.
- Oversee support staff and volunteers for special events and serve as primary chaperone as necessary, including Virtual Workshops/Classes
- Compose and prepare regular and special reports as required.
- Maintain the database of student records and private instructors.
- Assist the Senior Music Program Manager in the placement of AMP student enrollment in ongoing basis semester classes
- Assist in preparing stage plots, input lists and any other needed information and or documentation for performances.
- Communicate with performers and technical crews regarding rehearsals and production schedules and logistics.
- Monitor student progress and maintain communication with parents regarding class performance, GPA, and attendance.
- Provide work direction and guidance to contractors, volunteers, interns and support staff as assigned.
- Responsible for equipment and supplies acquisition, classroom access, safety and equipment set-up, and scheduling instrument maintenance.
- Assist contractors and staff in classroom management.
- Assist the Senior Music Program Manager in semester evaluations and surveys. ● Assist in the development and management of daily and accelerated music classes. ● Work closely with the Senior Music Program Manager to maintain weekly, monthly and quarterly calendar of music activities, including virtual programming.
- Submit appropriate paperwork and reports in a timely and efficient manner. ● Oversee weekend programming.
- Drive APCH vehicles when needed to transport equipment or students for performances. ● Oversee all communication with the Membership department regarding enrollment.
- Program Delivery Preparation and Scheduling Instrument Pick Up/Drop Offs with the Security Department.
- Oversee, creating and updating APCH Music Program web page and its content. ● Write curriculum and lesson plans for classes.
- Assist in weekly Homebase virtual connect.
- Track member engagement and update the weekly remote tracking sheet. ● Track and manage all Virtual WFH Docs & Google Sheets
- Manage lessons and weekly updates on Google Classroom (Independent Contractor and individual).
- Oversee all program announcements sent out weekly in the internal and external bulletin.
- Assist Senior Music Program Manager in managing third party tracking tools for all program activities.
- Adhere to the highest ethical and professional standards and values at all times.
- Perform other tasks as assigned.
The Music Program Assistant Manager will be an individual who carries high personal and professional standards, is high energy by nature, and enjoys partnering with others to achieve successful outcomes. To be successful in this role the Music Program Assistant Manager will focus on achieving excellence of service and performance in the five core competencies identified by the agency: integrity & trust, adaptability, accountability, learning and development and compassion. As a Music Program Assistant Manager they will also be expected to excel in the five department competencies of: internal & external collaboration, communication, prioritizing & planning, analytical thinking and work quality & innovation. The candidate will embrace the APCH culture of a learning organization and strive to constantly improve upon systems and services for the benefit of our employees and our constituents; and will be demonstrably committed to their own ongoing personal and professional development. Our culture encourages individuals to speak up, we respect diversity of thought, and we look to our staff to be candid with concerns and constructive suggestions. Together, we can continue to take APCH to even higher levels of excellence and service to the community.
Technical and Performance Skills
- Excellent Oral and Written Communication Skills
- Customer Service
- Time Management
- Ability to Multitask
- Dedicated to excellence Detail-Oriented
- Strong Organizational Skills Microsoft Office Skills
- Bilingual (Spanish/English) Preferred
- Some Adobe Proficiency Advanced Proficiency in a musical instrument Problem solver
- Advanced Music Theory Music Performance Intermediate Audio Recording and Technology Intermediate OSX
- Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in Music or Music Education
- 2-3 years providing classroom or group instruction
- 2-3 years working with youth population
- 2-3 years experience in organizing events
- 2-3 years administrative experience
- 5-7 years experience playing musical instruments
- 3-5 years leading music ensembles
- 3-5 years experience in live performances
- 2-3 years experience in Audio recording and technology
- Strong comfort with Google Workplace, Zoom, Dropbox and other online platforms
Physical and Mental Demands
- Able to work in a dynamic and high noise level environment typical of a youth center ● Ability to work in an accelerated work environment
- Walking, standing required on daily basis
- Sitting and use of hands/vision for computer work for extended periods of time ● Lift up to 30 pounds occasionally
- Have a current driver’s license
- Must be willing to work Tuesday – Saturday schedule
- Must be willing to be flexible and available for night and weekend performances
A Place Called Home provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including but not limited to pregnancy), gender expression, gender identity or sexual orientation, military and veteran status, medical condition, ancestry, marital status, citizenship national origin, age, physical and/or mental disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, A Place Called Home complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.