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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

Individual Giving Coordinator

San Diego Youth Symphony’s (SDYS) Individual Giving Coordinator supports SDYS’ strategic initiatives designed to increase donated income through individual giving. They will provide leadership and coordination for SDYS’ membership programs and events, concert ticketing, special ticketing initiatives for community partners, database management, donation processing, and special events.

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Institutional Giving Assistant

San Diego Youth Symphony’s (SDYS) Institutional Giving/Grants Assistant provides day-to-day support of SDYS’ fundraising goals by assisting with researching potential government, foundation and corporate funders; writing compelling case statements; preparing grant proposals and reports; and maintaining the grant calendar and database. The ideal candidate will not only have proven writing, research, and organizational skills and be familiar with nonprofit budgets, but will also be committed to SDYS’ core values of commitment, creativity, equity, collaboration, and service.

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Conservatory Program Assistant

The Conservatory Program Assistant supports the registration and administration of SDYS’ Conservatory Program and communicates with families. They have excellent administrative and people skills, are cross-culturally responsive, and are able to collaborate with colleagues and partners. The Program Assistant will prioritize and balance many responsibilities in a fast-paced environment and be committed to our core values of commitment, creativity, equity, collaboration, and service.

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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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Teaching Artist
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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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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