Education and Community Engagement Coordinator

Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles

The part-time Education and Community Engagement Coordinator reports to GMCLA’s Executive Director & Producer (E.D.P.) and works closely with GMCLA’s Music director and staff to facilitate GMCLA’s education and community engagement programs that bring GMCLA’s music and message to schools and community partner organizations, contributing to GMCLA’s value and impact across greater Los Angeles. The organization’s current programs include Alive Music Project in high schools, Arts for Healing Justice Network and partnerships with the Los Angeles LGBT Center, community colleges, and the City of West Hollywood.


I. Education Programs:

  • With the guidance of the E.D.P. and M.D.C., write materials for GMCLA’s education programs

  • Serves as primary production person and liaison for all education and community programs

  • Act as GMCLA’s liaison to high schools, colleges, and partner organizations throughout the

Los Angeles region to create collaborative education programs

  • Travel to schools in Los Angeles on an ongoing basis, to establish and maintain positive, ongoing relationships with teachers, schools, education partners, and other stakeholders as needed

  • Manage day-to-day school communications, including but not limited to scheduling, administering agreements, and completing weekly check-ins

  • Manage the Los Angeles area school communication list and implement the email schedule

  • Serve as a representative of GMCLA at educational, community and civic events

  • Attend L.A. Arts Education meetings and events as needed

  • Support the development and planning of music for GMCLA’s education programs

II. Community Outreach & Engagement:

  • As directed by GMCLA’s E.D.P. and M.D.C., manage the implementation of the overall the organization’s community outreach and engagement programs

  • Identify new opportunities and strengthen existing partnerships that will expand GMCLA’s reach and focus on advocacy, equity, and access, especially in traditionally underserved communities

  • Work closely with E.D. on the production of corporate events and acts as liaison once event has been established

  • Curate a list of community partners and distribute and maintain regular communications with the group

  • Communicate regularly with GMCLA singing members to ensure that its programs are coordinated successfully in collaboration with the organization’s initiatives

  • Record, analyze, and report data on attendance and demographic information to determine the effectiveness of the organization’s community outreach and engagement programs, including their intended outcomes as aligned with GMCLA’s DEI Initiative

  • Attend meetings of neighborhoods, communities, city councils, and partner civic organizations as needed

  • Maintain education data for grants and research methods to retrieve additional data that will support future grant applications


The Successful Candidate Will:

  • Have implemented education and community outreach & engagement programs for an arts or music organization

  • Have an attitude of service, a commitment to ongoing learning, and desire to contribute to the organization and the community

  • Demonstrate leadership initiatives, self-confidence, a positive attitude, practicality, sound judgement and attention-to-detail

  • Have an extroverted personality and a passion for building community through music

  • Have a strong desire to go out and cultivate external relationships in the community

  • Be an active listener possessing excellent communication skills, both written and verbal


  • A bachelor’s degree is required; Liberal Arts, Arts Management, Music/Education

  • Experience in either arts administration, music education, school, or community chorus leadership

  • Experience in production is desirable

  • Excellent project management and project development skills

  • Excellent interpersonal skills

  • Experience working in a nonprofit environment preferred

Computer Skills:

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office software including Word, Excel and PowerPoint

  • Proficiency in web-based research tools

Special Requirements:

  • Position is on-site (West Hollywood, CA) and at offsite activities as required

  • Local travel, in and around the Los Angeles region, is required for this position. Candidates must have a vehicle and valid driver’s license.

  • Candidates must have a flexible schedule, which will require working some evenings, nights, and weekends to attend community events.

  • Candidates must have received or be willing to receive the COVID-19 vaccine by date of hire to be considered

How to Apply

The application deadline is September 22. Please send your materials including resume, cover letter, and any relevant work examples such as a digital portfolio to GMCLA’s recruiter Bernie Fabig at COAST TWENTY TWO LLC. Candidates please do not contact the organization directly.

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Posted on September 7