About the Employer:

Grand Vision Foundation (GVF) is a 27-year-old non-profit arts presenting organization located in the heart of the growing San Pedro Waterfront Arts District, a 15-minute drive from Long Beach and 35 minutes from DTLA. Grand Vision’s mission is to inspire and engage the diverse Los Angeles Harbor/South Bay community through culturally inclusive arts and educational experiences centered on the historic Warner Grand Theatre and the Grand Annex in downtown San Pedro, CA.

GVF operates the Grand Annex, a 150-seat cabaret music venue and Meet the Music, an in-school music program for LA Harbor Area elementary school students. GVF is also known for restoring the historic art deco Warner Grand Theatre.

GVF is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and committed to prioritizing racial equity in the arts.

Jobs:

Grand Vision is specifically looking for applicants interested in teaching violin classes.

Teaching Artist (Multi-instrumentalist), part time

Grand Vision Foundation is a non-profit community arts organization whose mission is to inspire and engage the diverse communities of Los Angeles through culturally-responsive arts and educational experiences. Meet the Music (MTM) is Grand Vision’s youth education program, which nurtures the next generation of our creative community. Founded in 2009, MTM has grown into a model education program, annually serving over 3500 primary school students in Greater Los Angeles through innovative, sequential musical-skill-building and engagement curricula. MTM stands out in its commitment to equitable access to music education—all students at a given grade level are encouraged to participate—and to arts integration— programs are held in schools during regular school hours and our teaching artists work closely with classroom teachers to make music a regular part of students’ routine.

Grand Vision is currently looking for passionate, experienced and resourceful teaching artists to serve students at multiple schools in the Los Angeles Unified and surrounding school districts. Successful candidates will have an exceptional track record as both educators and artist practitioners and be prepared to teach in the following program areas:

  • Recorders in Schools (grades 3-5): a year-long program, focused on recorder playing technique, beginning sight reading and ensemble performance
  • Roots of Music Program (RoMP) (grades 3-5): a semester-long program, emphasizing group singing and dance, that introduces fundamental music concepts through the lens of multicultural music making and interactive concert experiences
  • Percussion in Schools: a year-long program consisting of two tracks:
    • Beginning Percussion (grades K-2) tailored to pre-readers and emphasizing music fundamentals and ensemble performance through percussion rudiments and
    • Advanced Percussion (grades 3-5) focused on pitched and unpitched percussion techniques, beginning sight reading and ensemble performance
  • Violin in Schools (grades K-2): a year-long program tailored to pre-readers emphasizing beginning music fundamentals through violin care, bow technique and performing basic melodies alone or as an ensemble.

The Teaching Artist will report to the Manager of Music Education and teach at one or more school sites in the Greater Los Angeles area. The course load will consist of approximately eight to twenty 30–45 minute lessons per week (however, the exact schedule will depend on fall enrollment). This position will begin in August 2023.

Required Qualifications 

  • A commitment to providing inclusive, equitable education to all young people
  • Exceptional classroom management skills including at least 3–5 years of in-school or after-school teaching experience in applied music (instrumental or vocal performance)
  • A high level of musicianship and artistry as a teacher/performer
  • Ability to use a variety of teaching strategies to address students’ learning styles and  grade levels
  • Ability and willingness to “think outside the box” regarding engaging, accessible music education
  • Excellent organizational and time-management skills
  • Ability and willingness to follow simple lesson plans
  • Ability and willingness to teach an existing curriculum with creativity and flexibility
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work as part of a team
  • Availability during regular school hours (Monday–Friday, approximately 8AM – 3PM)
  • Valid California driver’s license
  • Ability to lift 25 pounds

Desired Qualifications 

  • Experience working with students from diverse ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds
  • Some ability to communicate in and understand spoken Spanish
  • Some familiarity with culturally relevant/responsive pedagogies, social emotional learning or critical race theory
  • Recognition of learning needs and nuances of post-pandemic elementary education
  • At least one year of practical experience teaching beginning band, orchestra or comparable multi-instrument ensemble

Please visit Grand Vision’s website at www.grandvision.org before applying. Email cover letter describing your fit for the position & resume/curriculum vitae (as a single PDF) with “Teaching Artist (Multi-instrumentalist)” in the subject line to [email protected] by July 25th, 2023. 

Compensation & Time Commitment

$50 – $75/hour (depending on experience) – in-person – 8–20 hours/week

Meet the Music Administrative Assistant, full time

Grand Vision Foundation (GVF) is a non-profit community arts organization whose mission is to inspire and engage the diverse communities of Los Angeles through culturally-responsive arts and educational experiences. Meet the Music (MTM) is Grand Vision’s youth education program, which nurtures the next generation of our creative community. Founded in 2009, MTM has grown into a model education program, annually serving over 2,300 primary school students in Greater Los Angeles through innovative, sequential musical-skill-building and engagement curricula. MTM stands out in its commitment to equitable access to music education—all students at a given grade level are encouraged to participate—and to arts integration— programs are held in schools during regular school hours and our teaching artists work hand-in-hand with classroom teachers to make
music a regular part of the students’ routine.

Grand Vision is seeking a knowledgeable and reliable Administrative Assistant with great communication skills, some bookkeeping and/or accounts receivable experience and attention to detail. Under the supervision of the Executive Director of GVF, the Manager of Music Education and the Music Education Coordinator, the MTM Administrative Assistant will provide administrative support to help ensure efficient operation of MTM programs. This position will begin in August of 2023.

Primary areas of responsibility will include:

  • Knowledge of Meet the Music’s practices and procedures as well as in-school elementary
    music education programs:
    • Recorders in Schools (grades 3-5)
    • Roots of Music Program (RoMP) (grades 3-5)
    • Percussion in Schools (grades K – 5)
    • Violin in Schools (grades K-2)
  •  Recordkeeping, invoicing and tracking support
    Under supervision of Meet the Music Program Manager:
    • Prepare and submit invoices to schools
    • Communicate with schools and district representatives as needed
    • Prepare and submit work proposals and estimates to schools
    • Track payments, maintaining accurate and transparent records
    • Assist with budgeting
  •  Program administration assistance
    • Assist MTM team with data gathering, analyzing and creation of data reports
    • Draft responses to confidential and time sensitive material
    • Assist with program, staff, teaching artist and recital scheduling
    • Assist with student field-trips including transportation
    • Keep inventory of program supplies and facilitate school site deliveries
    • Observe end-of-semester recitals
  •  GVF/MTM office assistance
    • Organize and assist with digital and hard copy files
    • Answer and communicate effectively via phone when in the GVF office

Required Qualifications

  • Highly effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Exceptional time management and organizational skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team, take direction, follow procedures, work independently
    and produce accurate, high quality work
  • Knowledge of Google office platforms, Microsoft Office, and Excel
  • AA degree or higher
  • At least 2 years of assistant, office and/or administrative support experience
  • Available to work 40 hours per week with some occasional weekends
  • Must be able to clear a TB test and Live Scan background check
  • Valid California driver’s license
  • Ability to lift 25 pounds

Desired Qualifications

  • Ability to understand Spanish
  • Familiarity with QuickBooks or another bookkeeping program
  • Familiarity with Salesforce or another CRM
  • Familiarity with Arts Education
  • Experience working for a non-profit agency or educational institution

Please visit Grand Vision’s website at www.grandvision.org before applying. Email cover letter for the position & resume (as a single PDF) with “MTM Administrative Assistant” in the subject line to [email protected] by August 11th, 2023.
Compensation & Time Commitment
Salary range is $47,000 – $54,000 (depending on experience) – in-person – 40 hours/week

Volunteer Opportunities:

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Internships:

GVF is proud to offer professional development opportunities in the arts to high school and college students.

The following internships are made possible by the LA County Department of Arts & Culture. You may find other open positions here: LA COUNTY ARTS INTERNSHIPS. 

Concerts & Events, internship

This internship is specifically designed for a currently enrolled community college student.

DESCRIPTION

Grand Vision, an arts presenting organization located in San Pedro’s historic downtown Arts District, is looking for an Concerts & Events Intern. This is a 400 hour internship designed as a 15-20 hour a week position beginning in the summer of 2024 and continuing through February 2025 as hours permit. This internship is predominantly a physically active position and at least half the hours take place in the evening on weekends. The intern will assist with the physical setup and day-of-show coordination of concerts and special events at the Grand Annex, off-site community events and fundraisers. Secondary daytime responsibilities include ticket sales, inventory management and general office support. Community College students are encouraged to apply.

QUALIFICATIONS

This intern position is ideal for a student interested in music presentation and event production and in learning essential office skills. A positive attitude and a high level of oral communication skills are mandatory along with basic computer skills including Microsoft Word and Google Drive. The best candidate must be able to ask questions, finish tasks, lift up to 20 lbs and be a resourceful thinker.

BACKGROUND

Grand Vision Foundation was formed to save the historic Warner Grand Theatre and create an arts hub in the LA Harbor Area. Today, our main projects are: continued preservation and promotional support for the Warner Grand; an annual live music and event series at the Grand Annex Music Hall, a 150-seat listening room theater in the heart of San Pedro’s Arts District and Meet the Music, an 18-month music curriculum for Harbor Area elementary school students.

HOW TO APPLY

To apply please email: A 1-page cover letter describing interests and/or relevant experience A 1-2 page resume including schools attended and other work or internship experiences. Send to Ms. Taran Schindler, Artistic Director at [email protected]

Please check eligibility on the LA County’s Department of Arts and Culture’s Arts Internships Program website before applying.

Publicist, internship

This internship is specifically designed for a currently enrolled college student (four-year or community college).

DESCRIPTION

Grand Vision, an arts presenting organization located in San Pedro’s historic downtown Arts District, is looking for a Publicist Intern. This is a 400 hour internship. It is designed as a 30-hour a week position that begins in July 2024 and continues into December as hours permit. The intern will work closely with staff to develop, research and write creative blog articles to promote Grand Vision’s concerts and events in 2024-25. Secondary projects include event and office support.

QUALIFICATIONS

The ideal candidate will have interests and/or experience in writing, public engagement and concert promotion. Basic computer skills including Microsoft Office suite and Google Drive and a high level of oral and written communication skills are mandatory. Experience with graphic design programs such as Canva or Photoshop is preferred. The best candidate will be able to balance multiple projects and be a resourceful and innovative thinker.

BACKGROUND

Grand Vision Foundation was formed to save the historic Warner Grand Theatre and create an arts hub in the LA Harbor Area. Today, our main projects are: an annual live music and event series at the Grand Annex Music Hall, a 150-seat listening room theater in the heart of San Pedro’s Arts District; Meet the Music, an in-school music program for elementary school students; and continued preservation and promotional support for the Warner Grand.

HOW TO APPLY

To apply please email the three items below to: Ms. Taran Schindler at [email protected]  1) 1 page cover letter describing interests and/or experience 2) 1-2 page resume 3) 1-2 page academic or journalistic writing sample.

Please check eligibility on the LA County’s Department of Arts and Culture’s Arts Internships Program website before applying.