Resident Advisor – YOLA National Festival


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151 South Grand Ave
Los Angeles
United States of America



The Resident Advisor, reporting to the Student Life Managers and Culture and Residential Life Director, is a contract position from July 19 – August 3, 2022 in Los Angeles, CA. Resident Advisors are responsible for the supervision of YOLA National Festival musicians during their residential life experience. Resident Advisors will also serve as mentors and liaisons between YOLA National Festival/Encuentros participants and administrative and staff to enhance each student's experience.

Resident Advisors will need to be fully available for the period of July 23 – August 3, 2022


The Resident Advisor will report directly to the Student Life Managers and Culture and Residential Life Director


*This position will include evening and weekend responsibilities. This is a live-on campus position at USC during the festival dates of July 23 - August 3 and will include overnight duty rotations.


Position Elements:



  • Supervise an assigned group of 8-10 students for the duration of the festival, and specifically during their Residential Life experience
  • Reside in dorms within proximity to students
  • Implement lights out and take daily attendance
  • Escort students to meals and student activities as needed


  • Work with Student Life Managers to implement safety and security protocols
  • Support Student Life Managers in conveying and implementing established policies, addressing student concerns, and resolving conflicts
  • Implement, support, 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

Operations and Production

  • 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
  • Additional duties related to COVID-19 protocols and policies may be necessary

Other duties as assigned

Minimum Requirements

  • Experience working with young people ages 12-18
  • Possess a high degree of personal responsibility, sensitivity to and interest in other people, and a proven ability to troubleshoot
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to participate in overnight duty rotation
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and handle sensitive situations with excellent judgment and discretion
  • Experience working with young people from diverse communities preferred
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred, but not required
  • Background in music preferred, but not required
  • Driver's license preferred, but not required
  • First Aid training preferred, but not required
  • 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.

The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association embraces and is committed to diversity and inclusion within our staff, musicians, guest artists, audiences, and surrounding communities. The Association does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, religious creed (including religious dress and religious grooming), sex (including pregnancy, perceived pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, physical or mental disability, legally protected medical condition or information, genetic information, marital status, gender, gender identity, gender expression, military status, veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law. Consistent with the law, the Association also provides reasonable accommodation for disabled applicants and employees in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the California Fair Employment and Housing Act, for pregnant employees who request an accommodation with the advice of their health care providers, for pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions; for employees who are victims of domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking; and for applicants and employees based on their religious beliefs and practices.