A Place Called Home

Music Lead

Employment type
Full Time
21 days ago
Los Angeles

A Place Called Home is seeking a resourceful Music Education Program Lead
Under the direction of the Associate Program Director, The Music Education Program Lead will ensure program execution aligns with department goals, strategy, budget and expectations. The Lead holds direct supervisory responsibilities for the Instrumental and Choral Music Education Program, including managing staff and contractors and translates policies and initiatives into program applications.

Job Title: Music Education Program Lead
Department: Music
Reports to: Associate Program Director- Arts and Creative Expression
FLSA Status/Hours: Non-Exempt


  • Provide clear leadership and management of Instrumental and Choral Music Education and Programs, including staff, contractors, interns, volunteers and classroom management in order to plan, facilitate and ensure success of after-school music programs and the development of APCH ensembles and choirs, including 29Live and the B-Band
  • Create and implement curriculum for the Music Education Program department and ensure staff and Independent Contractors have a clear understanding of the vision of the department
  • Ensure the department and organization are properly represented
  • Oversee activities of Berklee College of Music partnership and develop and maintain new college and university relationships
  • Oversee partnerships with other non-profits, schools, and professional music organizations
  • Partner with the Audio Recording & Technology Program Lead during APCH related events (The Gala, GirlPower)
  • Instruct Ensembles and Choirs
  • Develop collaborations between APCH Music Department and other APCH programs, as well as other organizations
  • Create, seek and coordinate scholarship and audition opportunities for students
  • Seek out related external resources and opportunities for students
  • Support and interact with production teams in the coordination of performances and organizational events
  • Correspond with Teen Services department, provide support for vocational and college pathways
  • Correspond with Development department, provide support for grants and related grant reports
  • Participate in the development and administration for the department budget
  • Train, supervise and evaluate music education and program staff
  • Interview potential staff/contractors
  • Attend all required meetings (TP, Staff Development, Supervisors, etc.)

Other Responsibilities

  • Maintain current and thorough knowledge of music education and college pathways
  • Provide creative, active leadership
  • Gather and report program data for the music education department on a regular basis, and as requested
  • Maintain department records
  • Correspond with parents/guardians regarding student progress
  • Organize annual department calendar in conjunction with APCH Programs schedule on a monthly, quarterly, and annual basis
  • Conduct outreach and promotion of department for purposes of recruiting member participation
  • Maintain cleanliness and orderliness of studio and trailer
  • Maintain current inventory of equipment
  • Coordinate field trips and special events related to department activities
  • Adhere to the highest ethical and professional standards and values at all times
  • Perform other tasks as assigned

To perform this important job successfully, the Music Education Program Lead must be able to fulfill all of the elements of the Job Description to the highest standard, and be able to work well with colleagues in a high energy, collaborative environment with open communications. The ideal candidate will embrace the APCH culture of a learning organization and strive to constantly improve upon systems and services for the benefit of employees and our constituents; and will be demonstrably committed to your own ongoing personal and professional development. All employees are expected to contribute to ongoing growth and improvement in their departments via excellent job performance. Additionally, you are expected to speak up if you become aware of deficiencies and needs; and to offer solutions and make suggestions for improvements in your purview areas. Likewise, because each employee and each department is integral to the entire APCH community, we expect that as you focus on your area, you will also consider the big picture and the overall mission of the agency, and communicate with the appropriate individuals if/when you become aware of problems and/or have suggestions for ways and opportunities to make APCH stronger and better. Together, we can continue to take APCH to even higher levels of excellence and service to the community.

Technical and Performance Skill

  • Excellent Oral and Written Communication Skills
  • Customer Service
  • Ability to Multi-task
  • Mission-Driven
  • Detail-Oriented
  • Professionalism
  • Time Management
  • Flexibility
  • Dedication to Excellence
  • Strong Organizational Skills
  • Networking
  • Microsoft Office


  • BA Degree in Music Education
  • 3 years experience in Music Education with knowledge of a variety of instruments taught from beginning to advance levels
  • Experience with special events, volunteers and private fundraising

Physical and Mental Demands

  • Able to work in chaotic and high noise level environment typical of a youth center
  • Walking, standing required on daily basis
  • Sitting and use of hands/vision for computer work for extended periods of time
  • Lift up to 30 pounds occasionally
  • Able to communicate and convey accurate information
  • Type 45WPM
To apply

Qualified candidates, please email resume, cover letter to Human Resources at [email protected] Please include all documents as one pdf file and use “Music Lead” in the subject line.
(E-mail submissions only/No phone inquiries)
Responses will be sent only to individuals meeting the outlined requirements of the position.
Please let us know if you are an APCH Alumnus!
Background screening required/Relevant skills assessment required during screening