"All of California’s children deserve to learn the important skills necessary to succeed in today’s competitive work force,
as learned in sequential, standards-based music education courses taught by credentialed music educators."

Below is a list of music education related job opportunities.  

Jobs are posted for 60 days for a fee of $35.  Please limit your post to 350 words.

To submit a listing for a job announcement on the calmusiced.com jobs page, include the exact wording for the posting in the body of the email (no PDF attachments or logos please) and send to Trish Adams.  An invoice for the posting fee and information regarding payment methods will be provided.


Director, School of Music


California State University, Fullerton seeks a Director of the School of Music, at the rank of tenured Associate Professor or Professor, who is an outstanding artist/scholar/teacher and an experienced administrator with a forward-looking vision.


  • Administer all aspects of a complex School of Music including: budgetary, record keeping, scheduling, operations, faculty members’ assigned time, University policies and regulatory processes.
  • Work with the Dean and other Arts Chairs to support all aspects of the College of the Arts.
  • Serve as an advocate for the School of Music to the administration, University, arts community, and public at large.
  • Oversee all aspects of student recruitment and maintenance of a strong music student body.
  • Interact with Admissions and Records (and other academic support units as necessary) regarding student applications, entrance into the University, and timely graduation.
  • Administer all aspects of School of Music scholarship funds and awards as well as Non-Resident Tuition Fee Waivers (NRTFW), with the consultation and advice of music faculty.
  • Serve as a strong advocate in fundraising for the School of Music scholarship endowments and for other financial needs.
  • Organize and monitor all work of the Department Personnel Committee (DPC).
  • Recruit and support a diverse full-time and adjunct faculty and staff.
  • Organize and oversee the student advising process.



  • Terminal degree in a music discipline and a record of excellence in scholarly and/or creative activity in an area represented in one of the disciplines in the CSUF School of Music.
  • Currently tenured as Associate Professor of Music or Professor of Music.
  • Evidence of strong leadership, communication, organizational, and management skills.
  • Evidence demonstrating the ability to work effectively with a diverse constituency, including students, faculty, staff, and administration, as well as the public.
  • Evidence of effective strategies for recruitment and retention of highly qualified music majors.
  • Evidence of successful fundraising activities.
  • Substantial experience in budgetary matters.


  • Knowledge of and understanding of the California State University system’s policies and procedures.
  • Experience working with the National Association of Schools of Music accreditation process.
  • Experience managing a large administrative and technical staff.
  • Experience working within a collective bargaining environment.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU.

Rank & Salary
This is a full-time, 12-month appointment, and is a tenured position at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor. Salary is competitive and commensurate with rank, experience, and qualifications. For a description of benefits, go to: http://hr.fullerton.edu/payroll_benefits/HealthCarePlans.php

Appointment Date
July 1, 2018

Application Procedure
A complete online application must be submitted in order to receive consideration. To apply, please go to: https://apps.fullerton.edu/facultyrecruitment to view all job listings and select 9734BR to begin the application process and provide the following materials:

  1. Cover letter relating your experience to the qualifications for this position, defining your strengths with regard to the position, and discussing your educational vision for 21st-century music students.
  2. Current Curriculum Vitae.
  3. Diversity Statement.
  4. List of names and contact information for three professional references.
  5. Additional materials may be required of applicants whose applications are to be given further consideration.

Please direct all questions about the position to: Dale A. Merrill, Dean, College of the Arts at dmerrill@fullerton.edu, with the subject line “Director, School of Music Search” or call (657) 278-3256.

Application Deadline
Application review will begin immediately. To be assured of full consideration, please submit all materials by December 4, 2017.

Special Events Leader

The San Juan Unified School District is looking for “Special Events Leader 2” positions. Individuals will teach before/after school classes including choir, band, orchestra, and/or guitar. Experience, education, and references required. Contact VAPA Program Specialist Laurel Lyda for more information, 916-979-8641 and LLyda@sanjuan.edu

Elementary General Music & Instrumental

1.0 FTE General Music/Instrumental Teacher

The Newport-Mesa Unified School District is looking to fill a position for elementary orchestra and upper-grade general music for the 2017-18 school year and beyond.  A strong, established program in a great district is available.  Valid CA credential in music is required.  Please apply online ASAP at the district website - position open until filled.


String Teacher

Youth Music Monterey’s South County Strings program is looking for exceptional string instructors for its teaching sites in Soledad.

Youth Music Monterey's South County Strings program involves formal partnerships between YMM and south Monterey County school districts to provide music lessons during the school day. A team of instructors provide free violin, viola, and cello instruction for beginning and intermediate students ages 8-13.  

Pay is $50/hour. Details are being finalized with school districts, but the position is expected to run 20-30 hours per week from October through late May.

YMM String Instructor Responsibilities:

  • Teach mixed group lessons for violin, viola, and cello to up to 15 students/class at beginning and intermediate levels. 
  • Assist with recruitment, registrations, sign-ups, and arranging class times at each school site. 
  • Work with YMMC staff to manage instrument distribution and retrieval according to YMMC procedures; Provide simple repairs to YMM instruments, or return damaged instruments to office for repairs.
  • Maintain current attendance lists, and provide weekly updates to YMMC office.
  • Work collaboratively with other YMM instructors and staff to facilitate opportunities for combined and collaborative events (Chamber Players outreach concerts, Orchestras’ season finale concert)
  • Work cooperatively with school site staff to incorporate student performances in school or community outreach events, students should prepare for and perform in at least 2 concerts each program year.
  • Work with the other string teachers to create an overall improved string ensemble.
  • Communicate any changes in schedule to the YMMC office immediately.
  • Meet with YMM office and board as needed

Interested candidates should send a brief cover letter describing teaching approach and philosophy, fitness for the position, and a CV/resume. Selected candidates will be scheduled for an in-person interview in Monterey during the month of September. Resume review will begin on August 31st.

No Phone calls please. Background check and fingerprinting required. Vehicle and proof of insurance necessary. E-mail cover letter, and resume, please send as one attachment (pdf preferred) to: office@youthmusicmonterey.orgReferences may be requested for shortlisted candidates.

For more information about YMM, visit our website at: www.youthmusicmonterey.org