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 and a thoughtful cover letter to Amber Weber, Deputy Director, at hr@sdys.org. No phone calls please.

Current Opportunities

Teaching Artist (Violin)

The San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory (SDYS) is seeking a violin Teaching Artist to teach group sectionals from 3:15 to 5:45 p.m. Monday through Thursday during the school year. Our Teaching Artists build musical skills, teach fundamentals, bring out creativity, serve as mentors and role models, and build community to beginner and intermediate musicians in Opus.

Download the Teaching Artist (Violin) job description here.

Substitute Teaching Artist (Winds or Strings)

The San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory (SDYS) is seeking substitute Teaching Artists to teach group sectionals and/or conduct and teach full ensembles, on an as-needed basis. Our Teaching Artists build musical skills, teach fundamentals, bring out creativity, serve as mentors and role models, and build community to beginner and intermediate musicians in our Community Programs.

Download the Substitute Teaching Artist job description here.

Teaching Artist (Early Childhood)

The Teaching Artists for SDYS’ early childhood music will teach small groups of our Baby and Me Music classes for children 0-4 years old and their caregivers, as well as teach early childhood music to small groups of preschools at contracted sites. Our team begins to build musical skills, creativity, movement, and social-emotional skills for young children. They also build attachment and healthy parenting skills between children and caregivers. All SDYS Teaching Artists serve as mentors and role models, while building a place and sense of community. We do not hire Teaching Artists just to teach music.

Download the Teaching Artist job description here.

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