This will be a unique experience at the nexus of managing performing arts in Los Angeles and experiencing the business needs and practices of a large, thriving cultural organization.  The intern will gain a basic understanding of how a nonprofit arts organization functions through mentoring by senior staff, including the Director of Finance and Administration and other department staff; will experience working in an office environment with arts administrators at all levels; will gain hands-on experience in planning a fiscal strategy, participating in assigned tasks, while managing multiple deadlines and prioritizing work flow, and will learn to approach vendors and contractors and maintain business relationships. This Finance Intern position will work approximately 20 hours a week from September 2021 through January 2022 either at the Orchestra’s business office in downtown Los Angeles or remotely (determined by start of internship).

510 West Sixth Street Ste. 1001 Los Angeles California 90014

Status

Open

Qualifications

Applicants will be expected to demonstrate solid mathematical and operational skills, including use of spreadsheets and aptitude for computer-based programs. Basic knowledge of accounting in nonprofit or business settings will be required. Other requirements: solid written and verbal communication skills; flexibility; ability to prioritize and be organized; adept at meeting deadlines; strong ethos of customer service and teamwork; fluency in Word and Excel; familiarity with database work.

Background

The mission of Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra is to enrich and connect our community through intimate and transformative musical experiences that exemplify and foster artistic excellence, education and innovation. As we return to our normal schedule of 35-40 concerts and other events each year, LACO will reach an audience of over 25,000, with a million more listening via multiple platforms at home. Historical classical masterworks and today’s latest and most enthralling music regularly delights diverse audiences; middle school youth are engaged remotely and on site through our innovative “Meet the Music” program. LACO has an organizational mandate to be engaged in the widest array of communities that comprise Los Angeles County, and to bring the beauty and stimulation of live concert music (classical and modern) to audiences of all types.

How to Apply

To apply, please email resume, along with a cover letter that outlines the applicant’s interest and appropriateness for the position to: Karin Burns, Director of Finance and Administration, at karinburns@laco.org. Questions? Please call 213-622-7001 x 208.