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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 modern American orchestra looks like.

These days in the Bay Area, the California Symphony may be the most forward-looking music organization around.”

— Mercury News

Open Positions

Sound Minds Strings Teaching Artist (2023-24 School Year)

California Symphony is currently seeking a strings teacher (beginning and intermediate violin and cello) 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 5-8 hours per week on Mondays through Wednesdays, teaching group violin and cello classes consisting of approximately 10-15 students while collaborating with the full team of 4 teaching artists and school staff.

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Auditions are usually held in the spring. There are no auditions currently scheduled.

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