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.
Position Title: 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.
- 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
- 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
Position Title: 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
- 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
- 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
If you would like to volunteer at Grand Vision Foundation please click here:
GVF is proud to offer professional development opportunities in the arts to high school and college students.
Currently, all internship positions are filled. The internships are made possible by the LA County Department of Arts & Culture. You may find other open positions here: LA COUNTY ARTS INTERNSHIPS.
Please check back in the Spring for the next cycle of internships.