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Senior Producer

The Music Center in beautiful downtown Los Angeles is currently in search of a dynamic Senior Producer to join its Programming/Community Engagement team!

The Music Center is one of the most impressive performing arts centers in the United States. It is also one of the largest. For the past five decades, the Center has provided Los Angeles County with the finest performing arts experiences, acting as both presenter and as host to four world-class organizations: LA Philharmonic, Center Theatre Group, LA Opera and LA Master Chorale.

The Music Center’s venues are among the best known in the world and include the following:

Outdoor Venues 

More information on The Music Center, its programs and venues can be found on their website: http://www.musiccenter.org/

Current Environment

The Music Center operates on an annual budget of over $65 million with a fulltime staff of 225. Notwithstanding this enormous team, the internal culture of The Music Center is one of service to clients and audiences as well as collegiality with each other.

In June 2015, Rachel Moore was tapped to become The Music Center’s President and CEO, beginning her new position on October 5. She is the former CEO of American Ballet Theatre and is the first Music Center leader who comes from the artistic producing world (vs. venue management). Ms. Moore replaces Stephen Rountree, who resigned in December 2014 after a 12-year tenure to take a position with Center Theatre Group.

The Music Center’s multiple resident companies offer extraordinary programming within their various disciplines in classical and orchestral music, opera, choral music and theater. The Music Center therefore focuses primarily on other programming disciplines and areas. Key among these is dance, and the Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center series is at the center of its programming efforts. Major national and international dance companies have graced the stage of the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion (the primary venue used for the Glorya Kaufman series) including, The Royal Ballet, The Bolshoi, American Ballet Theatre, Joffrey Ballet, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Mark Morris Dance Group, among many others.

The Music Center is seeking a Senior Producer to join its Programming/Community Engagement team.

Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer with a strong dotted line to programming, the Senior Producer will oversee, manage, and be responsible for all operational and logistical aspects of Music Center programs, including but not limited to: festivals, Sleepless, DanceDTLA, The Music Center On Location, Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center, one-time special events, and other programs.

Key performance measures for this position are:

Establish and meet budget expense goals (working with production) and closely monitor revenue goals (working with marketing);
Meet timeframes for delivery of the programs across all categories;
Meet contractual obligations regarding logistics with all suppliers and partners;
Create, monitor and achieve all production Health and Safety targets;
Positive partner and stakeholder feedback, both internal and external.

In addition, the Senior Producer will work closely with all other internal departments such as Scheduling/Events, Production, Guest Services, Security, Grand Park, etc. and other internal staff to maintain effective and on-going internal and external relationships including Resident Companies, vendors, and Music Center management; and will serve as primary point-of-contact for the department.

Principal Duties & Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: 

Required Qualifications & Desired Competencies include: 

Key competencies are:

Salary range: Will be commensurate with experience; this is an exempt full-time position.

How To Apply:
To be fully considered, please email your cover letter, resume, salary requirement to: jobs@musiccenter.org or fax to 213 972 0721.

Equal Opportunity Employer