University of Southern California Program Coordinator in Los Angeles, California

Program CoordinatorApplyThornton School of Music - Popular Music and Studio Guitar ProgramsLos Angeles, California

The University of Southern California Thornton School of Music invites applications for a Program Coordinator in the Division of Contemporary Music. This is a fixed-term position ending June 30, 2019.

Combining the benefits of a world-class conservatory and a leading research university, the USC Thornton School of Music offers students the opportunity to pursue a thorough music education in a real-world context. We offer students a full range of musical disciplines across a demanding innovative curriculum, and the opportunity to work with a faculty of national and international renown. For more information, please visit us at

The Contemporary Music Division is home to more than 75 faculty and nearly 500 students majoring in jazz studies, music industry, music technology, popular music, screen scoring and studio guitar. For more information, please visit us at

Working closely with faculty chairs, the Program Coordinator will provide day-to-day support for the Popular Music program and the Studio Guitar program.

Principal duties include:

  • Data management and tracking.

  • Preparing reports on student lessons and faculty teaching loads.

  • Budget tracking; processing faculty reimbursement and hiring vendors.

  • Booking faculty travel and conferences.

  • Providing administrative support to program chairs and faculty.

  • Event planning and event production support.

  • Scheduling band rehearsals and individual instruction in on-campus studios.

  • Coordinating guest visits to campus, including industry professionals.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree, with 3 years of directly related professional experience working in support of a related academic program or related music industry role.

  • Training and/or experience in music education or performance.

  • Completely versed in Word, Excel, Google Docs, Outlook

  • Exceptional customer service

  • Highly organized with attention to detail

  • Highly efficient worker, able to succeed in a deadline-driven environment

In addition, candidates should have excellent communication skills, be a strong collaborator, and fully embrace the mission of the Thornton School and Division of Contemporary Music.

A high level of professionalism and the ability to work both independently and as a team member are essential.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Hiring range: $23.50 - $25.00/hr

REQ20071068 Posted Date: 02/13/2019