Jun 28, 2024

Symphonic Jazz Orchestra "Music in the Schools"

Los Angeles, CA

Based in Ladera Heights/Westchester, the Symphonic Jazz Orchestra (www.SJOmusic.org) is a non-profit organization that inspires the next generation through its Music in the Schools program, which currently serves 4,700 students each week in elementary schools from Watts to Long Beach. The 68-member professional ensemble also performs, records and commissions symphonic jazz.

The SJO is now seeking an Education Program Manager to run and expand its Music in the Schools program, as well as occasionally assist with special events and concerts. The ability to multi-task and work as an effective member of a team is essential. The ideal candidate for this position is resourceful, a good problem solver, and has strong organizational and communication skills.


Communication and scheduling with district partners, school partners and teaching artists
Pursue opportunities to expand SJO’s “Music in the Schools”
Generate and follow through on school budgets, work orders, purchase orders and invoices
Coordinate Teaching Artist’s schedules, paperwork, training etc.
Collaborate with Education Director and the team on curriculum design, as well as residency supplies and resources
Organize and distribute curriculum files and other “Music in the Schools” materials
Create, organize and maintain “Music in the Schools” calendars, spreadsheets and documents
School site visits to meet principals and office staff and for outreach, supply drop off, as well as to support evaluation of curriculum and teaching artists
Support Education Director in the distribution and collection of teacher surveys and other assessment instruments
Oversee Program Coordinator in compiling and organizing bi-annual teaching artist evaluations
Collaborate on researching and purchasing of office and music program supplies & inventory
Organize and run booths at vendor fairs and school arts events
Schedule and run school assemblies and workshops
Respond to questions and inquiries about “Music in the Schools”
Run Trello Board for weekly staff meetings taking notes
Represent SJO at ACN meetings and community arts partners meetings and report back to the team
Work at Symphonic Jazz Orchestra events as needed


School experience and/or Non-profit a plus
Excellent organizational, writing and communication skills
Proficiency in Google Workspace (Email, Docs, Sheets, Forms and Slides)
Familiarity with Constant Contact and Trello is a plus
Dedicated self-starter able to operate independently with limited infrastructure

Salary: $30 – $32/hr DOE

Benefits: Paid Federal holidays, 1 week vacation and week off between Christmas and New Year’s Day. Health insurance subsidies are available following a 90 day period.

Education requirements: Bachelor’s degree

Deadline to apply: July 25, 2024

Documents required to apply: Resume, cover letter

How to apply: Email mitch@SJOmusic.org with a cover letter and resume.