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The California Symphony is proud of the caliber of our employees, from the best musicians on stage to the most qualified and effective staff working to redefine what a 21st-century orchestra looks like.

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Open Positions

Sound Minds Program Coordinator and Conductor

California Symphony is currently seeking a Program Coordinator and Conductor for the after-school Sound Minds program which operates at Downer Elementary School in San Pablo.  This position will work to plan, continue and oversee the effective execution of the California Symphony’s, Sound Minds program. The Coordinator will support and advise the teaching artists, students, and parents of Sound Minds and reports to the Senior Director of Operations & Education on program goals, outcomes and other details as needed. Further, the role will serve as the conductor for the two string orchestra ensembles (beginning and intermediate).

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Sound Minds Strings Teaching Artist

But wait, there’s more! California Symphony is also looking for a strings teacher (beginning and intermediate violin) for the after-school Sound Minds program which operates at Downer Elementary School in San Pablo.  This position is the second building block of a 5-level program.  The teaching artist will be responsible for 5-7 hours per week on Mondays and Wednesdays, teaching group violin classes consisting of approximately 10-20 students while collaborating with the full team of 5 teaching artists and school staff.

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There are currently no scheduled auditions.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

It is the policy of the California Symphony to provide all persons with equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, veteran status, marital status or any characteristic protected by federal, state, and local law. Candidates of ALAANA (African, Latinx, Asian, Arab, and Native American) communities are encouraged to apply. To read more about our commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion read our full statement here.

California Symphony 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 previews. Learn more at