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Vanguard Music and Performing Arts (VMAPA) is a non-profit performing arts organization dedicated to music and movement education. Our mission is to inspire and enrich lives by increasing opportunities for participation, education, and excellence in the performing arts. Each year, the organization supports 400+ members, middle school through college age, who audition to participate in one of our many ensembles. Below you will find current open positions within our organization. We invite you to read more about these opportunities and send us your application for consideration!
SCV Tour Assistants travel with the Santa Clara Vanguard, supporting the staff and membership by coordinating the execution of all behind the scenes logistics. You will work closely as a team with corps management to ensure a smooth and easy experience on the road for all involved. All corps-related travel, housing, and meal expenses will be covered, and compensation is available commensurate with experience. In this role as an SCV Tour Assistant you will report directly to the SCV Tour Manager and SCV Corps Manager. If interested, please submit an application below!
The Santa Clara Vanguard Assistant Chef will be responsible for the day to day operations of the corps’ mobile kitchen truck, Miss Amana. Responsibilities include managing the preparation of meals for the corps’ 220 members and staff while overseeing a group of assigned volunteers. The Assistant Chef will work with our Lead Chef and administrative team to ensure our performers are receiving the proper nutrition for their rigorous physical activity and schedule.
In this role as an SCV Sound Engineer/Assistant Sound Designer you will report directly to the SCV Sound Designer, SCV Program Coordinator, and SCV Music Coordinator. You will work closely with the SCV Management team to execute the logistics and plan any needs for all SCV sound gear.