The Artist Driver, reporting to the Artist Liaison, will transport musical artists and equipment between hotels, airports, Walt Disney Concert Hall or Hollywood Bowl, and other locations, driving a variety of LA Philharmonic vehicles (including a 15-passenger van) for Walt Disney Concert Hall and the Hollywood Bowl summer season.
Pick up and drop off artists and/or equipment safely and efficiently, following traffic and safety regulations at all times.
Load and unload luggage, musical instruments and prop equipment as needed into and out of vehicles.
Run errands as assigned by Artist Department and Presentations staff as needed for productions.
Maintain a flexible schedule when at all possible to accommodate fluid transportation schedule.
Arrange optimal driving routes, taking into consideration traffic, time of day, and possible obstacles.
Ensure vehicles are clean and well-maintained and report all problems with them.
Maintain regular communication with the Artist Liaison and Artist Department.
Provide weekly availability of at minimum of 15 hours per week, one-week in advance of schedule release.
Maintain strict confidentiality at all times regarding information shared by artists, LA Phil employees and others while driving, onstage, backstage or elsewhere while on or off duty
Maintain discretion at all times, especially while driving artists and others; only initiate conversation if and when the person(s) being driven engages you in conversation.
Do not answer questions that you are not sure of – respond that you will find out and get back to them later.
Other duties as requested by Artist Liaison or other members of Artistic Planning department.
Valid California Drivers License required; Commercial Drivers License (CDL) preferred. If hired without CDL must be willing to be trained and obtain it.
Clean driving record.
Familiar with Los Angeles area, freeway system and traffic patterns and good with directions/maps.
Ability to maintain confidentiality and handle sensitive situations with excellent judgment and discretion.
Available to work a flexible schedule, including days, nights and overtime hours.
Demonstrate a customer service orientation and be resourceful, organized and willing to take responsibility to complete assignments.
Ability to speak, read and write in English. Multi-lingual is a plus.
Professional demeanor, well-groomed appearance, and positive attitude.
Able to lift up to 30 pounds and drive for extended periods.
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.