Aug 30, 2023

Colburn School

Los Angeles, California

Located in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, the Colburn School is an internationally recognized leader in performing arts education and is part of the fabric of the Los Angeles cultural community. With a world-renowned faculty, Colburn trains local and international students in four divisions: the Colburn Conservatory of Music, the Colburn Community School of Performing Arts, the Colburn Music Academy and the Colburn Dance Academy. Launched in the fall of 2017, Colburn’s Center for Innovation and Community Impact empowers the musical and dance leaders of tomorrow by equipping them with the tools needed to build creative careers that are sustainable and relevant in our rapidly shifting cultural landscape.
The Colburn School’s mission is to provide the highest quality performing arts education at all levels of development in an optimal learning environment.

Summary of the Position:

Reporting to the VP of Partnerships and Planning for the Colburn Center, the Director, Center for Innovation and Community Impact (CICI) directs program administration for the Center, which engages students, faculty, and staff from all units of the institution, as well as alumni and members of the performing arts community in programming designed to elevate the careers of emerging artists. With guidance from School’s executive leadership, the Director oversees grant-funded programs that include teacher training, off-campus, non-traditional performance activity, partnership with Title 1 elementary Schools and strategic community partners, and a swath of career training programs for Conservatory students. The School is preparing to build a Frank Gehry-designed concert hall and dance school, and the Director will help identify relevant Southern California communities and organizations with which to build lasting partnerships that advance the vision and mission of the school.


  • Demonstrated ability to successfully plan, develop, and execute Community Impact programs.
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully run career development, leadership, and music entrepreneurship programming.
  • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably with an emphasis in music, education, public policy, the arts, or other related fields; MBA preferred.
  • At least seven years’ experience working in a career development or community impact program serving a very diverse client population.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a very diverse environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills.

Pay range for this position: $100,000 to $120,000 per year, depending on background and experience.

Benefits: The Colburn School offers excellent benefits including medical, dental, vision, Long Term disability, Life Insurance, 403(b) Retirement plan with generous employer match and more. Generous vacation and sick leave policies.

Apply Online Here by September 30, 2023