Community Engagement and Career Development Coordinator

The Colburn School

Los Angeles 

The Colburn School is a world-class performing arts school where a renowned faculty provides instruction in music, dance and drama to dedicated students of all ages. 

Since 1950, the school has equipped students with the skills, support and opportunity needed to achieve their highest artistic goals. The school's state-of-the-art campus is located in the “heart-of-art” of downtown Los Angeles, neighboring Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Music Center, the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) and the Broad Museum. 

Summary of position:
The Coordinator, Community Engagement and Career Development is a full-time position that supports a wide spectrum of activities for the office of Community Engagement and Career Development.  The coordinator must be detail oriented, a great communicator, and be able to manage the day-to-day office activity for this multifaceted program. The coordinator will be responsible for all logistical activities associated with the office, including coordination of office calendars, and scheduling on and off campus performances/ workshops.
Essential duties and responsibilities:
·         Communicate programmatic activity with the various divisions of the Colburn School (Conservatory, Music Academy, Dance Academy and Community School); as well as the Finance office, marketing, and communications departments within the school; to make certain the community engagement and career development office has a good line of communication with the rest of the institution. 
·         Manage day-to-day functions of the office’s main programs and coordinate with supporting departments (production, security, etc) to ensure timely and accurate logistics for all activities as related to the community engagement and career development programs, including rehearsals, performances, and meetings.
·         Ensure logistical support through coordination with students, parents, and faculty.
·         Work closely with Colburn Conservatory students involved in the various community engagement programs.
·         Work closely with families of students and potential students, using bilingual (Spanish/English) skills as required, to explain programs, answer questions, convey and receive information.
·         Manage the Colburn bus schedule.
·         Provide administrative support to the Director of Community Engagement and Career Development.
·         Performs other related duties as requested or assigned.
Minimum Education and/or Experience:
  • A bachelor’s degree in Music, Arts Management, Social Work or Humanities is required.  Combined experience/education may be substituted for minimum education. 
  • The ability to speak Spanish is required. 
  • Some prior administrative experience supporting a fast-paced environment and/or event logistics desirable. Desire to manage office functions and bring creative thinking to an entrepreneurial environment within an academic setting is essential. 
  • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse groups, including faculty, staff, and students.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and to work a very flexible schedule including some weekends.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
Excellent salary and benefits.
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