The YOLA National Festival is an opportunity for students from El Sistema-inspired programs throughout the United States to perform as part of a top-tier national youth orchestra. This year’s festival will feature two ensembles: a Symphony Orchestra for advanced musicians, aged 14-18, and a Chamber Orchestra for intermediate string musicians, aged 12-14. The YOLA National Festival is a free program. Travel, lodging, meals, and programming are provided at no cost for all for participating student musicians.
The festival aims to develop a model for excellence and a national community of musicians from historically excluded populations in the United States. Young musicians from diverse regions and backgrounds will become ambassadors of their programs, learning from world-renowned conductors and artist mentors in beautiful settings and concert halls, including Walt Disney Concert Hall.
The Resident Advisor, reporting to the Education Project Manager, Social Innovation, is responsible for the supervision of YOLA National Festival student musicians during the festival. Resident Advisors, reporting to the Associate Director, Social Innovation, will serve as mentors and liaisons between YOLA National Festival participants, as well as administrative and artistic staff, to enhance each student's experience. These Resident Advisors will play a key role in shaping the experience of students.
Resident Advisors will need to be fully available for the period of July 16-28, 2019.
Supervise an assigned group of 8-10 students for the duration of the festival
Reside in dorms within close proximity to students
Escort students to rehearsals, meals, and student activities as needed
Document and report on student behavior to festival administration
Assist YOLA National Festival staff in conveying and implementing established policies, addressing student concerns, and resolving conflicts
Design, lead, and/or supervise recreational and social activities
Contribute to building an environment of relationships filled with trust, caring, respect, and support; be an empathetic listener, supportive responder, and seeker of help
Assist YOLA National Festival staff in executing logistics related to students’ travel, hotel, meal, and other arrangements
Assist in operational and production elements of the festival
Other duties as assigned
Strong experience teaching or supervising youth ages 12-18
Experience working with children and working in underserved communities
Strong interpersonal and communication skills
Ability to work long days and participate in overnight duty rotation
Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred, but not required (other languages also a plus)
Background in music preferred, but not required
Drivers license preferred, but not required
First Aid training preferred, but not required
About Los Angeles Philharmonic Association
Founded in 1919, the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association's mission is to perform, present, and promote music in its varied forms at the highest level of excellence to a diverse and large audience, both at the Walt Disney Concert Hall and the Hollywood Bowl. The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association is dedicated to continuing its pre-eminent status in the music world of the 21st century.