Employment

The staff of San Jose Jazz consists of a small group of individuals who believe in the importance of the arts to our community and are committed to the vitality of the art form of jazz. Join us!

Below are our current employment opportunities.

After School Beginning Band Lead Teacher

We are currently seeking an experienced music educator or teaching artist to lead our Progressions after school band program in the Franklin-McKinley School District. Our mission? To keep participants in school, out of gangs, and to empower families and communities through music education and performance.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Plan and deliver high-quality music instruction to beginning and intermediate band students (clarinet, flute, trumpet, trombone)
  • Ensure the smooth flow of daily programming
  • Act as role model and advisor to students
  • Maintain a positive classroom culture

Qualifications

  • At least 1 year experience teaching band to elementary-aged students
  • Complete knowledge of band instruments and beginning band pedagogy
  • Experience leading and supervising a small team of 2-3 individuals
  • Punctual, self-starter, and flexible
  • Strong interpersonal skills and a patient demeanor
  • Interested in implementing culturally responsive teaching and restorative justice education strategies

Work Hours

  • 6 -12 hours per week during the school year (2-4 days per week, after school Mon/Wed or Tues/Thurs)
    Some Saturday mornings, weekends and evenings

Pay

  • Commensurate with experience.

Start Date: September, 2018
To Apply: Submit a cover letter and a resume to hugog@sanjosejazz.org.

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Brass and Woodwinds Teaching Assistant Internship

We currently seek a music education student to support the Progressions after school band program at our school sites in the Franklin-McKinley School District. Our mission? To keep participants in school, out of gangs, and to empower families and communities through music education and performance.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Assist Lead Teacher in delivering high-quality music instruction to beginning and intermediate band students (clarinet, flute, trumpet, trombone)
  • Ensure the smooth flow of daily programming
  • Act as role model and advisor to students
  • Maintain a positive classroom culture

Qualifications

  • Currently enrolled as a music education student
  • Basic knowledge of band instruments and beginning band pedagogy
  • Interested in learning how music education and youth development intersect
  • Punctual, self-starter, and flexible
  • Strong interpersonal skills and a patient demeanor
  • Willingness to work collaboratively with others

Work Hours

  • 6-12 hours per week during the school year (2-4 days per week, after school Mon/Wed or Tues/Thurs) Some Saturday mornings, weekends and evenings.

Internship Stipend

  • $410 per month

Start Date: September, 2018
To Apply: Submit a cover letter and a resume to hugog@sanjosejazz.org.

PDF version of Brass and Woodwinds Teaching Assistant Internship

Volunteering

If you are interested in volunteering for San Jose Jazz, please visit our Volunteer page.