The Jackson Community Music School is currently accepting applications for a friendly, energetic, and responsible private instructor to teach voice private lessons, and other potential music classes, on a part-time basis at our school located in downtown Jackson, MI. Previous teaching experience is required; those with a Master’s Degree in either music performance or education will be given priority. Employment will begin immediately upon completion of background check and fingerprint verification. Priority will also be given to any candidate living near or within Jackson city limits.

The Jackson CMS pays $36/teaching hour and also include a mileage premium for those outside of Jackson. Faculty dictate their own schedules including teaching days. For the right candidate, there will also be ample opportunity for outreach, performance, and networking.

Interested musicians should submit a cover letter, a one-page resume highlighting teaching experience, and relevant audio AND video links to Phone interviews will proceed immediately. This position will remain open until filled.

The Jackson Community Music School is a non-profit music organization located in Jackson, MI. Our school is the educational branch of the Jackson Symphony Orchestra and serves the community through private instruction, group classes, community events, and public concerts. For more information, please browse our Facebook page or visit our official CMS website at


In association with Michigan State University

  • Graduate students perform with the Jackson Symphony Orchestra as paid musicians next to their professors
  • Conducting students can observe rehearsals and performances
  • Students are chosen by MSU professors

Jackson Symphony Orchestra is proud to be a partner orchestra of the National Alliance for Audition Support (NAAS), an unprecedented national initiative to increase diversity in American orchestras. It will do so by offering Black and Latinx musicians a customized combination of mentoring, audition preparation, financial support, and audition reviews. Learn more at