Audience Development Associate

Employment type
Full Time
3 months ago
Los Angeles, CA

Founded in 2011 by community leaders and critically-acclaimed conductor and educator Rachael Worby, MUSE/IQUE is a counter-conventional orchestra that re-imagines the role and possibilities for civic orchestras in America. As Artistic Director, Maestra Worby’s work consistently redefines how people actively engage with live music by providing eclectic, diverse and educational experiences that are accessible to everyone in the community. Through her singular vision, MUSE/IQUE combines widely divergent genres and styles in performance to illuminate unexpected connections across disciplines and subject areas in non-traditional spaces and contexts. Integral to each performance is Maestra Worby’s intellectually insightful commentary that is developed out of scholarly research to make content accessible, relevant and engaging.

Collaborations are woven throughout each performance and program and have included internationally acclaimed artists such as Jessye Norman, Arturo Sandoval, Flea, Steven Page, The Doric Quartet, Laurence Juber, Abraham Laboriel Sr., and Savion Glover among others.

Since its founding, MUSE/IQUE has grown exponentially through its programs and in its financial resources. Today, MUSE/IQUE has three core series—Uncorked, Summer of Sound and FREE/FOR ALL—serving 12,000 individuals annually throughout the San Gabriel Valley. Its primary education program, KIDS/IQUE, brings live music and performances to foster and at-risk youth through a musical immersion program. In addition, MUSE/IQUE’s community outreach efforts ensure that all of its performances are accessible and available to individuals regardless of economic strata.


MUSE/IQUE seeks an Audience Development Associate to join our team toward building a sustainable future for our exciting four year old nonprofit organization under the artistic and musical direction of Maestra Rachael Worby, the founding Artistic Director.

The Audience Development Associate will be responsible for cultivating relationships: growing the ticket purchasing audience base and will lead the membership program. This full-time, hourly position will report to the Development Director and will be an integral part of the advancement team that raises both earned and contributed income for the organization. The Audience Development Associate will be responsible for the stewardship of external stakeholders including members and donors at all levels, managing a very engaged membership base, driving multi-channel monthly renewals, acquisition and upgrade campaigns, overseeing and refining the Patron Manager database system, and being a gregarious and exuberant representative of the organization. 


Experience and Education

  • College degree required, preferably in Non-Profit or Arts Administration or Business, or equivalent experience in an arts organization.
  • 2+ years of experience in a development role at a non-profit organization, preferably in the arts.
  • Advanced knowledge of Office Suite programs (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Customer Relationship Management (CRM) database management experience highly preferred.

Desired Attributes

  • A self-motivated leader
  • A strategic and analytical problem-solver
  • Effective communication in all forms, including phone skills
  • Exceptional customer service and long-term relationship builder
  • Extremely organized and detail-oriented
  • Thrives in an entrepreneurial environment
  • Enjoys managing multiple and varied projects simultaneously
  • Energetic and outgoing team player and collaborator
  • Comfortable interfacing with all personality types
  • Willing to be flexible with hours as necessary
  • A passion for our mission.

Salary commensurate with experience. EOE.

To apply

Address cover letter and resume to Liliane Ribeiro, Development Director, and email to [email protected] with the subject line “Audience Development Associate Applicant”.