A Place Called Home is seeking a Music Department Coordinator 

Reports to: Conductor of Music Programs 

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt 

Hours: Full-Time (35 hours per week) 

Salary: $16.50 - $18.50 per hour 

A generous benefits package is available including up to five weeks of paid time off (vacation, sick, personal holidays and holidays), 401K retirement plan with employer match after 12 months of employment, medical, dental, vision and life insurance with meaningful employer contribution. 


A Place Called Home is a dynamic, non-profit youth center in South Central Los Angeles. APCH provides educational programs, counseling, mentoring, music, dance and art classes, and fitness 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 citizens capable of making positive change in the world in which they live. (www.apch.org http://www.apch.org/



Under the supervision of the Conductor of Music Programs (CMP), the Music Department Coordinator (MDC) is responsible for supporting general department administration and management, program development and oversight, events and project management and community relations. The MDC works closely with the CMP in facilitating management for all music department staff, instructors, and volunteers; assigning duties and responsibilities to support staff as necessary; ensuring program efficiency; assisting in interagency and external communications and collaborations; and assuming instrumental or ensemble instruction and performance support as needed. 




The Music Department Coordinator assumes the following responsibilities under the direction and in collaboration with the Conductor of Music Programs: 

Provide administrative support to the Music Department including but not limited to semester schedules, staff and instructor assignments and coordination, student assessments, budgets & expenses, attendance reports, correspondence and other student performance administration Agency-wide duties including youth supervision, inputting class attendance and participation in agency events when required Coordination of contractor paperwork and invoicing Provide instruction and serve as substitute instructor when needed Work closely with the CMP in the recruitment, retention, supervision and coordination of students for Berklee City Music Program and the APCH Accelerated Music Program Represent the Music Department and the Berklee City Music program at off-campus events, performances and conferences as required Support logistics and coordination for music department performances and events on and off-campus including student participation Support music related needs of agency departments Oversee support staff and volunteers for special events and serve as primary chaperone as necessary Compose and prepare regular and special reports as required · Maintain database of student records and private instructors 

· Assist the CMP in the placement of student enrollment in ongoing semester classes 

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 CMP in semester evaluations Assist in the development and management of daily and accelerated music classes Work closely with the CMP to maintain weekly, monthly and quarterly calendar of music activities Submit appropriate paperwork and reports in a timely and efficient manner Oversee weekend programming Adhere to the highest ethical and professional standards and values at all times Drive APCH vehicles when needed to transport equipment or students for performances Perform other tasks as assigned 


To perform this important job successfully, the Music Department Coordinator must be able to fulfill all of the elements of the job description to the highest standard and be able to work well with colleagues in a high energy, collaborative environment with open communication. A Place Called Home is a learning organization and there is an expectation of continual growth and learning as a community. The ideal candidate will have a strong work ethic and self-motivation. 


Technical and Performance Skills 

Excellent Oral and Written Communication Skills 

Strong time management skills 

Model professionalism at all times 

Detail Oriented with high level of accuracy 

Dedicated to excellence 

Demonstrated organizational and planning skills 

Excellent public relations skills 

Maintain confidentiality guidelines 

Ability to analyze and solve problems 

Must work well with diverse populations of employees and clients 

Valid CA driver’s license with clear DMV record 

Intermediate level computer skills in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Powerpoint); PC and Mac literate 

Ability to speak, write and understand Spanish (Strongly preferred) 

Strong background in music theory required 

Knowledge of and experience in performing a variety of musical genres including Classical, Jazz, Rock, R&B necessary 

Knowledge of one or more instruments including voice, piano, guitar, bass and/or drums extremely helpful 

Classroom and project management 

Group and Individual instruction 

Ability to multi-task 

Strong typing skills 



· Music Degree or proof of equivalent training in related field preferred 

· Minimum of 1 year providing classroom or group instruction 

· Minimum of 2 years working with youth population 


Physical and Mental Demands 

Able to work in dynamic, high noise level environment typical of a youth center Walking, standing for several hours per day Lift up to 30 pounds regularly Speech and hearing within normal ranges; speech clarity sufficient for standard face to face and telephone communications Use of hands for typing, data entry, moving and loading sound equipment and musical instruments Music Department classes are Monday through Saturday, some weekends and evenings activities, with some local travel as circumstances require 

Additional Information 

Must be willing to work Tuesday – Saturday schedule Must be willing to be flexible and available for night and weekend performances 


Background screening required/Relevant skills assessment required during initial screening 


To apply, please send your resume and cover letter, to Human Resources at [email protected] 

(E-mail submission only/No phone inquiries) 


Responses will be sent only individuals meeting the outlined requirements of the position.