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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 the Hiring Manager at hr@sdys.org. No phone calls, please.

Current Opportunities

Single Reeds Teaching Artist, Opus Project (Part-Time)

Status: Part-time (non-exempt), 6-20 hours per week
Schedule: Hours are flexible according to availability, expertise, and program openings.
Teaching Rate: $46-50 per hour (with benefits at 20+ hours/week)
Prep Rate: $24 per hour

The Opus Project, Part of the KeyNote Family of Music Education Programs, is seeking Teaching Artists to support beginning and intermediate students in Chula Vista, City Heights, and/or Santee community programs. 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.

These positions are responsible for providing beginning instrumental instruction to students in group class and/or full ensembles. They work in teams to create a joyful and holistic environment for musical learning in after-school instrumental music programs at public schools in the San Diego County region. These are part-time, hourly positions with some work events (e.g., student performances) on weekends and/or evenings depending on the season calendar and program schedule.

Current Clarinet/Saxophone Openings:
1. Tuesdays & Thursdays from 2:45-5:15 pm in Chula Vista, CA + Flexible Prep

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Flute Teaching Artist, Opus Project (Part-Time)

Status: Part-time (non-exempt), 6-20 hours per week
Schedule: Hours are flexible according to availability, expertise, and program openings.
Teaching Rate: $46-50 per hour (with benefits at 20+ hours/week)
Prep Rate: $24 per hour

The Opus Project, Part of the KeyNote Family of Music Education Programs, is seeking Teaching Artists to support beginning and intermediate students in Chula Vista, City Heights, and/or Santee community programs. 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.

These positions are responsible for providing beginning instrumental instruction to students in group class and/or full ensembles. They work in teams to create a joyful and holistic environment for musical learning in after-school instrumental music programs at public schools in the San Diego County region. These are part-time, hourly positions with some work events (e.g., student performances) on weekends and/or evenings depending on the season calendar and program schedule.

Current Flute Openings:
1. Mondays & Wednesdays from 3:15-5:45 pm in Chula Vista, CA + Flexible Prep
2. Tuesdays & Thursdays from 2:45-5:15 pm in Chula Vista, CA + Flexible Prep

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Upper Strings Teaching Artist, Opus Project (Part-Time)

Status: Part-time (non-exempt), 6-20 hours per week
Schedule: Hours are flexible according to availability, expertise, and program openings.
Teaching Rate: $46-50 per hour (with benefits at 20+ hours/week)
Prep Rate: $24 per hour

The Opus Project, Part of the KeyNote Family of Music Education Programs, is seeking Teaching Artists to support beginning and intermediate students in Chula Vista, City Heights, and/or Santee community programs. 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.

These positions are responsible for providing beginning instrumental instruction to students in group class and/or full ensembles. They work in teams to create a joyful and holistic environment for musical learning in after-school instrumental music programs at public schools in the San Diego County region. These are part-time, hourly positions with some work events (e.g., student performances) on weekends and/or evenings depending on the season calendar and program schedule.

Current Violin and/or Viola Openings:
1. Tuesdays & Thursdays from 2:00-4:30 pm in San Diego, CA (City Heights) + Flexible Prep
2. Tuesdays & Thursdays from 1:45-4:30 pm in Santee, CA + Flexible Prep

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Site Administrator, Opus Project (Part-Time)

Status: Part-time (non-exempt), 10-30 hours per week
Schedule: Hours are flexible according to availability, expertise, and program openings.
Starting Rate: $20 per hour (with benefits at 20+ hours/week)

The Opus Project, Part of the KeyNote Family of Music Education Programs, is seeking a Site Administrator to support community programs in Chula Vista and City Heights. The Site Administrator is the primary contact for Opus families and site partners. They track and facilitate student enrollment and attendance, build community with students and families, plan site-based Opus events, communicate with families and partners about programming and activities, and support student social and emotional wellness as appropriate. They are committed to our core values of commitment, creativity, equity, collaboration, and service.

During the school year, Site Administrators are provided with flexible (hybrid) hours of prep time for planning and additional time for site team meetings, professional development, and a biweekly department Zoom meeting. This is a part-time, hourly position with some work events (e.g., student performances) on weekends and/or evenings depending on the season calendar and program schedule. Rehearsals are held in person at public schools in San Diego County and follow the academic calendar of their respective district.

Current Openings:
1. Mondays & Wednesdays from 3:00-5:45 pm in Chula Vista, CA + Flexible Prep
2. Tuesdays & Thursdays from 1:45-4:30 pm in San Diego, CA (City Heights) + Flexible Prep

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Outreach Coordinator, Opus Project (Full-Time)

Reports to: Community Opus Program Manager
Status: Full-time, non-exempt (40 hours per week)
Schedule: Monday-Friday from 10am – 6pm, with flexibility as position requirements are met
Starting Rate: $23-26 per hour with benefits

The Opus Project, Part of the KeyNote Family of Music Education Programs, is seeking a full-time Outreach Coordinator responsible for leading on-site outreach efforts for the Opus Project programs at schools in the San Diego County region. This role is heavily relationship-focused and works with multiple levels of stakeholders, including program participants and families, school staff and faculty, and district staff. They will work closely with the Opus Admin Team to align daily activities with program principles and the organizational values of commitment, creativity, equity, collaboration, and service.

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Production Assistant

The San Diego Youth Symphony (SDYS), Part of the KeyNote Family of Music Education Programs, 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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Marketing and Communications Manager

San Diego Youth Symphony (SDYS), part of the KeyNote family of music education programs, is seeking a Marketing and Communications Manager. This role reports to the President/CEO and is an integral member of the leadership team of the organization. They are primarily responsible for: executing the marketing and branding strategies of the organization in collaboration with the President/CEO, working as a member of the development team to implement effective fundraising strategies and communicate with donors, and collaborating with the program team to support effective communication with SDYS’ primary stakeholders (families and students).

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