Instrument Lending Program Director and Artistic Associate

The Maestro Foundation

Santa Monica, CA


The Instrument Lending Program Director & Artistic Associate is responsible for maintaining and operating the Instrument Lending Program (ILP) and Instrument Financing Programs (IFP), assisting in the production of Maestro events and the management of the Maestro Foundation’s day-to-day operations, while providing artistic support to all aspects of the organization. Duties related to the ILP and IFP include providing regular financial reports, tracking and maintenance of student accomplishments and statistics, constructing and implementing application and audition processes, database maintenance and regular communication with recipients and Maestro constituency. The Program Director & Artistic Associate also serves as a liaison with Artists and Managers, coordinating housing and ground transportation for Artists in residence, and acting as Stage Manager for Maestro Chamber Music Society concert events. Other duties include marketing support, coordinating and executing project timelines, generating communications, and administrative support as directed by the Executive Director. The ideal candidate should be highly organized, able to communicate well with classical musicians, and highly knowledgeable in classical music.


  • Classical music background, strong understanding of music administration, experience working with musicians, experience with string instruments a plus.
  • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in music.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Impeccable organizational skills and acute attention to detail.
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team environment.
  • Proficiency in Word and Excel, and maintaining spreadsheet databases.
  • Available certain weekends for concerts.


The Maestro Foundation nurtures young classical musicians and encourages the appreciation of classical music.  Maestro presents the Maestro Chamber Music Society Concert Series.  In its 29th season, the annual series of chamber music concerts produces chamber music as it was intended.  The world’s foremost musicians of the genre perform in Mendelsohn Hall, which was acoustically designed to showcase the artform.

The concert series raises visibility and funds for Maestro’s primary philanthropic objective.  Since 2000, the Instrument Lending Program has put high quality instruments in the hands of gifted students that otherwise are unable to afford the necessary tools to realize their place as world class performers.  With these instruments, they study in the finest schools and conservatories preparing for their entry on to the stages such as Carnegie Hall, Disney Hall, Kennedy Center and Lincoln Center to name a few.


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  • Competitive salary commensurate with experience
  • Part-Time: 24 hours per week
  • Schedule flexible with required minimum of three-day work week at office or venue location


Please submit a cover letter and resume to [email protected]

Please put ILP Program Director and Artistic Associate in the subject line.

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