Driver

Overview

Date Posted:
6/7/2021
Job Code:
Driver
Location:
Artistic Planning
Address:
151 South Grand Ave
City:
Los Angeles
State:
CA
Country:
United States of America

Description

 

Drivers, reporting to the Manager, Artist Services, transport musical artists, special guests, and equipment between hotels, airports, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Hollywood Bowl, the Ford and other locations, driving a variety of LA Philharmonic vehicles including a 15-passenger van.

 

Position Elements:

  • Conduct self at all times with awareness of being the first point of contact with LA Philharmonic. 
  • Pick up and drop off artists and/or equipment safely and efficiently, following traffic 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 in relation to productions.
  • Maintain a flexible schedule when at all possible to accommodate fluid transportation schedule.
  • Arrange optimal driving routes, taking into consideration traffic, the time of day, and possible obstacles.
  • Ensure vehicles are clean and well-maintained and report problems with them.
  • Maintain regular communication with the Artist Department.
  • Provide weekly availability of at minimum of 15 hours, one-week in advance of schedule release.
  • Maintain strict confidentiality and discretion 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 create a 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.

Minimum Requirements

 
  • 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.  Spanish speaker preferred, but not required.
  • Professional demeanor, well-groomed appearance, and positive attitude.
  • Able to lift up to 30 pounds and drive for extended periods.
  • Dedication and commitment to engage in and promote diversity, equity, and inclusion within the staff, vendors, and within interactions with the surrounding community is a must
  • Secondary language fluency is a plus

 

COVID Workplace Safety Requirements

This position will require you to interact with employees, patrons, vendors and others who may or may not be vaccinated or recently tested. You will be required to wear personal protection equipment (PPE) required by the LA County Department of Public Health protocols and the LA Phil.  You agree to comply at all times with the LA Phil’s COVID-19 Prevention Plan, including testing and vaccination requirements.

 

The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association will consider for employment qualified Applicants with Criminal Histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the FCIHO.