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Vice President, Education & GRAMMY in the Schools (LA or NY)

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GRAMMY Museum - Los Angeles, CA
Full Time


LOCATION: Los Angeles or New York





The GRAMMY Museum is seeking an entrepreneurial music educator, music maker, and leader to provide strategic, hands-on leadership for GRAMMY in the Schools and our national education programs. With a particular focus on growing our footprint in key locations throughout the United States, you will work with internal and external constituents in developing, planning, organizing, and implementing core education programs and related activities.





The Vice President, Education & GRAMMY in the Schools will be responsible for evaluating, growing, and improving existing programs, as well as designing curricula for new, scalable programming with a focus on music and music industry education for K-12 student.


  • Lead a team of three, including a Director, Manager, and Coordinator, with the potential to grow the team in the future as well as oversee a large number of per diem instructors and faculty.
  • Be the public face of the museum as it relates to educational initiatives.
  • Be a thought leader and sought after expert in the field of music education.
  • Work closely with the education and community engagement team to oversee the following existing programs: GRAMMY Camp, Music Educator Award, Mentorship programs, GRAMMY in the Schools Workshops, GRAMMY in the Schools Fest, GRAMMY in the Schools Sessions, GRAMMY in the Schools Student Showcase, GRAMMY in the Schools Learning Hub.
  • Oversee departmental budget, KPIs, and strategic plan.
  • Provide strategic planning, business planning, and insight into growing our educational impact across the United States.
  • Collaborate internally with various departments, including Curatorial, Community Engagement, and Public Programs.
  • Assist in fundraising conversations with potential and existing donors and sponsors in collaboration with the leadership of the Advancement department.
  • Serve as an active and collaborative key member of the museum’s senior leadership team.
  • Collaborate with the Recording Academy and our other affiliates including the Latin Recording Academy, Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation, and MusiCares as well as external constituents and organizations.





  • Bachelor’s degree in education, music, or related, or equivalent experience. Master’s degree preferred.  
  • 10-15 years of leadership experience in music as an executive or musician and/or the K-12 music education communities.
  • Proven ability to build and effectively manage a growing team.
  • Deep knowledge and sincere love of music, museums, and education.
  • Proven performance in managing all phases of programming.
  • Working knowledge of MS Office and fundraising software.
  • Understanding of and ability to continuously keep-up with changing industry norms, musical and cultural trends, and best practices.
  • Exceptional communication skills, including written, verbal, and presentation abilities.
  • Ability and eagerness to thrive in a fast-paced environment with many competing priorities.





The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and sit for long periods of time, and work at a computer for long periods of time.


The employee will be required to lift and/or move up to 60 pounds.





The starting salary for this position is $151,200 to $171,650 per year, benchmarked against industry standards. Salaries for positions required to be in specific geographic locations reflect the corresponding labor market. 


The actual offer extended will depend on the candidate's experience, qualifications, and the role's requirements and will include our comprehensive benefits package (with medical, dental, and vision coverage, a 401k match, generous paid time off, and more). Click here for an overview of our company benefits.


Explore our career opportunities to join a team that values creativity, innovation, and diversity. 






The GRAMMY Museum is a nonprofit organization dedicated to celebrating and exploring music from yesterday and today to inspire the music of tomorrow through music preservation, education, exhibitions, and public programming and aims to create a world in which shared love of music sparks curiosity, creativity, and community. Programs include GRAMMY in the Schools education programs that are offered year-round for students, teachers, and schools throughout the United States. 



The Recording Academy represents the voices of performers, songwriters, producers, engineers, and all music professionals. Dedicated to ensuring the recording arts remain a thriving part of our shared cultural heritage, the Academy honors music's history while investing in its future through the GRAMMY Museum, advocates on behalf of music creators, supports music people in times of need through MusiCares, and celebrates artistic excellence through the GRAMMY Awards—music's only peer-recognized accolade and highest achievement. As the world's leading society of music professionals, we work year-round to foster a more inspiring world for creators.



A friend and ally of the music community, MusiCares was established by the Recording Academy to safeguard the health and well-being of all music people. A four-star charity and safety net in times of need, MusiCares offers confidential preventative, recovery, and emergency programs to address financial, medical, and personal health issues. Through the generosity of our donors and volunteer professionals, our dedicated team works across the country to ensure the music community has the resources and support it needs.



GRAMMY Global Ventures aims to advance the global mission and monetize the brand equity and intellectual property of The Recording Academy. Through five target areas - Online Education, Live and Site-Based Experiences, Original Content, Globalized Awards, and Licensing and Sponsorship – GRAMMY Global Ventures will seek to diversify revenue streams and drive membership value.



The Latin Recording Academy is an international, membership-based organization comprised of Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking recording artists, musicians, songwriters, producers and other creative and technical recording professionals. The organization is dedicated to improving the quality of life and cultural condition for Latin music and its makers. In addition to producing the Latin GRAMMY Awards to honor excellence in the recorded arts and sciences, The Latin Recording Academy provides educational and outreach programs for the Latin music community either directly or through its Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation®.



The Recording Academy, its affiliates, and the music industry have a strong culture of inclusion and respect for everyone. The Recording Academy makes intentional, courageous, and principled decisions for stronger business outcomes and ensures that all creators and professionals live and work in a fair and safe environment. It is the Recording Academy's policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all applicants and employees. The Recording Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race (nor traits historically associated with race, including, but not limited to hair texture and protective hairstyles), color, religion (including religious dress and grooming), creed, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions), national origin, ancestry, age, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, family care status, military or veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law. The Recording Academy will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship to the Recording Academy. This policy governs all aspects of employment, including selection, job assignment, compensation, promotion, discipline, termination, access to benefits and training, recruitment, hiring, transfer, and social and recreational programs.