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Employment Opportunities

Calling All Music Educators and Teaching Artists!

The San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory is expanding and we would like to keep you informed as teaching positions become available. If you share our passion for instilling the magic of music in students then…

Spread the word to your friends and colleagues.  You can help us make music education affordable and accessible to all!

For more information or to apply for a position, please send your resume to Amber Weber, Deputy Director, at hr@sdys.org. No phone calls please.

Current Opportunities

Communications Assistant

The San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory (SDYS) instills excellence in the musical and personal development of students through rigorous and inspiring musical training experiences. Students have the opportunity to rehearse and perform through the Conservatory Program, a traditional ensemble experience with weekend rehearsals throughout the school year. Additionally, SDYS strives to make music education affordable and accessible to all. It is advancing this vision in part through its Community Program, which provides beginning music education to students and supports school music programs.

The Communications Assistant supports SDYS’ Conservatory and Community Programs and fundraising goals by assisting with marketing and communications objectives. S/he is responsible to the Communications Coordinator in a busy, team environment. S/he shares SDYS’ vision to make music education “accessible and affordable for all.”

Download the Communications Assistant job description here.

Conservatory Program Coordinator

The San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory (SDYS)’s mission is to instill excellence in
the musical and personal development of students through rigorous and inspiring musical
training experiences. SDYS has a 71-year history of setting the region’s highest standards for
excellence in music education. We have seen that student adherence to high standards,
self-discipline, and teamwork required for musical success provide unparalleled training for
future success in any field or educational path. As a result, SDYS is devoted to being a catalyst
for community investment in student achievement through music.

The Conservatory Program Coordinator is responsible to the Associate Director of Conservatory
Programs and also works closely with the artistic faculty and other administrative staff. The
Conservatory Program Coordinator manages the database, assists with the registration and
administration of all conservatory programs, and communicates with families. Conservatory
programs include large ensembles, chamber music, music theory classes, student mentors,
sponsored lessons, Music Institute, International Youth Symphony, concerto competitions, and
more.

Download the Conservatory Program Coordinator job description here.

Music Theory Instructor

The San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory (SDYS)’s mission is to instill excellence in
the musical and personal development of students through rigorous and inspiring musical
training experiences. SDYS has a 71-year history of setting the region’s highest standards for
excellence in music education. We have seen that student adherence to high standards,
self-discipline, and teamwork required for musical success provide unparalleled training for
future success in any field or educational path. As a result, SDYS is devoted to being a catalyst
for community investment in student achievement through music.

Download the Music Theory Instructor job description here.

Concert Winds Conductor

The San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory (SDYS)’s mission is to instill excellence in
the musical and personal development of students through rigorous and inspiring musical
training experiences. SDYS has a 71-year history of setting the region’s highest standards for
excellence in music education. We have seen that student adherence to high standards,
self-discipline, and teamwork required for musical success provide unparalleled training for
future success in any field or educational path. As a result, SDYS is devoted to being a catalyst
for community investment in student achievement through music.

Concert Winds is an ensemble in SDYS’ Showcase Program featuring our intermediate-level
woodwind, brass, and percussion musicians while they continue to develop ensemble skills and
instrument technique. Wind ensemble literature focuses on traditional band and modern
contemporary works. Musicians gain experience in articulation, intonation, rhythm, tone
production, and dynamics in an ensemble setting. Musicians also advance important concepts
of technique, articulation, tone production, intonation, balance, and blend. Students are
approximately ages 10-19 in Concert Winds; rehearsals take place on Saturday afternoons in
Balboa Park.

Download the Concert Winds Conductor job description here.

Production Assistant

The San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory (SDYS) instills excellence in the musical and personal development of students through rigorous and inspiring musical training experiences. Students have the opportunity to rehearse and perform through the Conservatory Programs, traditional ensemble experience with weekend rehearsals throughout the school year. Additionally, SDYS strives to make music education affordable and accessible to all. It is advancing this vision in part through its Community Programs, which provide beginning music education to students.

The Production Assistant reports to the Production and Operations Manager for the many and varied jobs that contribute to the smooth running of rehearsals, events and concerts.

Download the Production Assistant job description here.

Community Opus Program Manager

The Community Opus Program Manager is responsible for overseeing the Community Opus Project in Chula Vista, which currently serves approximately 350 students and families. Musicians are enrolled in introductory (Esperanza), beginner (Alegria), advanced beginner (Festejo) and intermediate (OHO) string and wind ensembles. He/she is responsible for promoting high standards for the programs and instruction. The Community Opus Program Manager collaborates and communicates with the Community Program team, school principals and teachers from the Chula Vista Elementary School District (CVESD), families, and the Conservatory Program team to fulfill these responsibilities:

Download the Community Opus Program Manager job description here.

Teaching Artist (Winds or Strings)

Because we are committed to making music education accessible and affordable for all, SDYS runs intentional, after-school, instrumental music programs that aim to rally families and school leaders to provide in-school music education for all students. The Teaching Artists on the Community Program team serve in a number of roles that lead this mission. Some of the roles include: teaching group sectionals; conducting full string and wind ensembles; coaching chamber ensembles; leading small group lessons; and constantly forming and strengthening relationships with their colleagues, student musicians, and musicians’ families. We are looking for motivated Teaching Artists who are excellent performers on their instrument, effective student motivators, collaborative with their colleagues, intuitive to the surroundings around them, and culturally sensitive to diverse backgrounds. We are not looking for a Teaching Artist to just teach music. Our team works to build musical skill, teach foundational knowledge, provide opportunities for creativity, serve as a mentor and role model to both their musicians and their musicians’ families, and transform lives through building community that leads to making systemic change through schools.

Download the Teaching Artist job description here.

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