Community Engagement and Programming Coordinator

Young Musicians Foundation’s (YMF)

Los Angeles, CA

The Young Musicians Foundation’s (YMF) mission is to empower under-served, often marginalized students to find creativity, connection and joy through music, which we've been doing since 1955. YMF’s teaching artists bring tuition-free weekly music instruction to over 3,400 students at 25 partner schools and sites throughout Los Angeles. Our uniquely accessible approach to vocal, instrumental and general music training reaches students ages 4 to adult across Los Angeles through partnerships with under-resourced schools and community programs covering a 195-square-mile area in greater Los Angeles.

The Programming and Community Engagement Coordinator collaborates with the Executive Director, Program Director and key staff in driving the realization and logistical coordination of all Young Musicians Foundation (YMF) current and future community-based programs and events. They serve as an ambassador of YMF’s vision and values and are an initial point of contact for current and potential program partners,. community groups and organizations. This person is naturally social and interested in creating community, expanding networks and collaborating with YMF communities, organizations and artists.

YMF champions the right to mutual respect, strives to create connection without bias, and honors the fundamental value and dignity of all individuals. We are inspired by power of music to unite us all.


Community Engagement:

  • In collaboration with Executive Director and Program Director, seek out and facilitate community-based partnerships for YMF, such as, like-minded arts organizations, schools, sites, and/or community-based programmatic opportunities.

  • Seek out and facilitate performance opportunities for YMF programs and groups, such as, individual performances, YMF-organized festivals, and special events.

  • Seek out and facilitate opportunities for engagement with local performing arts organizations and venues.

  • Oversee and engage with vendors and contractors as pertains to programs and community performances/events.

  • In collaboration with Program Coordinator, ensure documentation of YMF events as necessary.

  • YMF’s Neighborhood Orchestra Program:

    • Recruit, attend meetings, and engage with current and prospective families.

    • Seek out performance opportunities and partnerships.

    • Ensure active and timely communication between YMF and Neighborhood Orchestra members and their families.


YMF Facility-Based Community Programs

  • Schedule and maintain accurate calendar of events and facility usage.

  • Oversee operations management, ensuring invoices are paid, facility is open, and operational for all events/programming.

  • Ensure YMF equipment and instruments are maintained and inventoried, and inventory tracking is up to date.

  • Oversee engagement of vendors and contractors, as pertains to YMF facility-based programs and events.


Debut Fellows Program

  • Assist in the recruitment of Debut Fellows applicants by disseminating materials to targeted audiences, organizing submitted materials, and follow-up with applicants as needed.

  • Assist in the scheduling and support of all professional development sessions for Debut Fellows.

  • Schedule and support all school and site visits for Debut fellows as directed.

  • Schedule and coordinate all meetings as necessary between the Debut fellows and YMF staff, and Teaching Artists.

  • Assist and support all relevant logistical aspects of the Debut Fellows projects, including, scheduling, facility and resource acquisition, event planning and management, communication between schools, sites, Teaching Artists, YMF program staff, and community partners as needed.

  • Facilitates all clearances, insurance, and permitting needs as required

  • Oversees engagement of vendors and contractors, as pertains to the Debut Fellows program.

  • Assist with the implementation and collection of assessments and program evaluations.

  • Primarily responsible for the administrative support of the Debut Program.


  • In collaboration with Program Coordinator, schedule school and site observation visits for Debut Fellows cohort.

  • Coordinate logistics and facilitate implementation of Debut Fellows projects, as it pertains to schools and sites.

  • In collaboration with Program Coordinator, seek out and facilitate program enrichment opportunities for YMF school and site programs such as, workshops, performances, YMF-organized festivals and special events, like-minded organizations, etc.



  • Minimum one year of experience in related employment preferred

  • Experience working in community engagement, arts programming, special event planning, community relationship building, education, media or entertainment programming preferred.

  • Demonstrated proficiency in Excel, Word, Power Point, and Social Media

Compensation/Job Type:

Salary is commensurate with experience. This is a full time, regular, non-exempt position. The Young Musicians Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Licenses and Certifications:

Valid California driver’s license with clean driving record. Willing and able to travel by car to fulfill responsibilities.


Skills and Abilities:

  • Bilingual strongly desired (Spanish/English).

  • Facility with Google Suite.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Strong organizational skills and people skills.

  • Ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment.

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with strong attention to accuracy and detail.

  • Ability to multi-task and think critically.

  • Ability to work independently, as well as, within a team, with initiative.

  • Ability and willingness to work weekends and evenings, as required.


How to Apply:

Please email cover letter and resume to [email protected] with “Community Engagement and Programming Coordinator” in the subject line. Application deadline Friday, May 24th at 5:00pm.

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