Current Employment Opportunities

Director of Music Education

The Director of Music Education is responsible for designing, developing, administering, and evaluating all education and outreach programs for the JSO including the Community Music School and youth ensembles. The Director of Music Education will plan and manage all educational activities, including the supervision of all volunteers and staff involved in delivering any aspect of the programs. The Director of Music Education will also represent the JSO to other arts, education, and civic institutions to promote constructive working partnerships in the community.



  • Plan and implement all aspects of the JSO’s education and outreach programs, including youth concerts, lecture-demonstrations, family concerts, school concerts, adult education, and volunteer programs
  • Assess effectiveness of each program
  • Work with the JSO Board and Executive Director on strategic planning.
  • Maintain both student and faculty handbooks
  • Arrange school visits by guest artists, faculty visits in the fall, outreach, etc.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with all area school music program leaders.
  • Establish yearly CMS calendar
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Executive Director.
  • Hire and evaluate faculty
  • Issue, analyze and review year-end parent surveys
  • Coordinate master classes
  • Troubleshoot and resolve parent issues, questions, and concerns
  • Organize all CMS student recitals
  • Organize the String Team program
  • Organize Bach’s Lunch programs
  • Schedule CMS piano tuning and facilities maintenance
  • Organize scholarship auditions throughout the year
  • Provide information for JSO grant proposals
  • Create CMS board report



  • Bachelor’s degree in music (music education preferred)
  • Proven experience in music administration
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, team player and leader
  • Budgeting, bookkeeping and reporting skills
  • Excellent time-management and organizational skills
  • Strong verbal and written skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite



  • Wage: Salary and benefits will be competitive and commensurate with experience.
  • Reporting to: Music/Executive Director
  • Lateral: Director of Marketing and Development, Administrative assistants, Business Manager


Please e-mail your cover letter, resume and contact information for 3 references to debf@jacksonsymphony.org



Materials should be submitted by February 18, 2019. Position open until filled. The Jackson Symphony Orchestra is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Voice/Vocal Arts Teacher

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 info@jacksonsymphony.org. 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 jacksonmusicschool.org.