About AMERICAN YOUTH SYMPHONY (AYS)
The American Youth Symphony (AYS), currently in its 54th season, is a Los Angeles-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to sharing exceptional, innovative concerts and a landmark training program for exceptionally talented young musicians. Founded in 1964 by Mehli Mehta, the AYS orchestra provides paid fellowships to approximately 100 musicians who are selected through a highly competitive audition process. To-date, AYS has prepared over 2,500 musicians for successful careers in music with many of our alumni having joined the finest orchestras and recording studios in the nation. Most concerts are offered at no charge to the community, out of a longstanding commitment to eliminating barriers to experiencing the expression, creativity, and beauty of live orchestral music. In collaboration with world-class artists like Yefim Bronfman, Sarah Chang, Midori, Johannes Moser, John Williams, and Danny Elfman, AYS performs an annual series of concerts at UCLA’s Royce Hall, Walt Disney Concert Hall, and other remarkable venues. AYS also conducts community programs designed to make orchestral music accessible outside the concert hall. For more information, please visit www.aysymphony.org.
Operations Specialist Position:
AYS currently seeks a highly organized individual for the Operations Specialist position.
Purpose: This role focuses on organization and efficiency for the organization. Duties include basic bookkeeping, scheduling, and program administration.
Hours and Compensation: Hours are typically 20 hours a week within business hours, M-F 9am-5pm. A consistent weekly schedule is required. Work times will include some concerts on weekends and evenings; please review the current season for reference. A few weeks per year will require up to 30-40 hours, leading up to or during major events. Work is based at the AYS office on Wilshire, with some local travel required. Pay rate is commensurate with experience, generally $20-24/hour. Benefits for part-time employees include partial paid holidays, comp time, and sick leave.
Reports to: Executive Director. Also works with Director of Community Engagement, Director of Orchestra Operations, all staff members, and communicates with CPA to ensure bookkeeping accuracy. Will also communicate over phone and email with wide variety of contractors, vendors, musicians, ticket buyers, donors, and building management.
Prior experience as a musician is not required.
Please submit the following items:
Please submit your application electronically with the email subject line reading: AYS Operations Specialist
Only qualified applicants will be contacted. Please send all submissions to: [email protected]