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Employment Opportunities

Are you a teaching artist, music educator, or passionate about working in music education?

The San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory is expanding and we would like to keep you informed as positions become available. If you share our passion for instilling the magic of music in students then one of the positions listed below may be the perfect match for you.

We also appreciate when you spread the word to your friends and colleagues.  You can help us enrich lives through music!

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

Current Opportunities

Institutional Giving Manager
The San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory (SDYS) is seeking a full-time Institutional Giving Manager who will be responsible for applying for and receiving institutional (government, foundation, and corporate) grants and fulfilling SDYS’ annual, institutional funding goals.

The ideal candidate will not only have successful grant-writing experience and excellent writing, research, and organizational skills but will also be committed to SDYS’ core values of commitment, creativity, equity, collaboration, and service. This position is an excellent opportunity to work with a highly effective nonprofit that has a national reputation for enriching lives through music education.

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Community Program Assistant
The Community Program Assistant at San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory (SDYS) provides on-site relationship and logistical support at multiple after-school Opus sites. They have excellent administrative and people skills, are flexible and intuitive, and are able to serve as a primary contact for each of their sites. They will be able to collaborate with colleagues and partners and be cross-culturally responsive. They will be committed to our core values of commitment, creativity, equity, collaboration, and service.

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Production Assistant
The San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory (SDYS) is seeking a part-time Production Assistant (PA) to provide a welcoming atmosphere at rehearsals and to contribute to the smooth running of rehearsals, events, and concerts. The PA will have a can-do attitude, provide excellent customer service, and be committed to our core values of commitment, creativity, equity, collaboration, and service.

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Teaching Artist - Strings

The San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory is seeking a Teaching Artist to support beginning and intermediate students in Chula Vista and/or City Heights, and to teach private/group lessons to beginning and intermediate students in Balboa Park, online, or other locations. Our Teaching Artists build musical skills, teach fundamentals, amplify student creativity, serve as mentors and role models, and build community with students and families. They are committed to our core values of commitment, creativity, equity, collaboration, and service.

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Early Childhood Teaching Artist
The San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory (SDYS) is seeking a part-time Teaching Artist for its ChIMES (Childhood Introduction to Music Education, with Smiles) program. Teaching Artists teach classes for children 0-5 years old and their parents/caregivers, as well as to groups of preschool, TK (transitional kindergarten) or kindergarten students at contracted sites. Our team begins to build musical skills, creativity, movement, and social-emotional skills for young children. They also build healthy attachments between children and parents/caregivers or teachers. The interactive classes incorporate singing, dancing, movement and hands-on play with instruments, all while paving the way for future musical development and participation in ensemble experiences.

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