Youth Ensembles Coordinator

South Santa Barbara County
Santa Barbara
Part Time
The Santa Barbara Symphony

Youth Ensembles Coordinator

 The Santa Barbara Symphony is seeking to hire a Youth Ensembles Coordinator for the Camerata Ensemble and Philharmonia Orchestra. These ensembles serve the beginner and intermediate level students in the Symphony’s 3-tier Youth Ensembles program.


The Camerata/Philharmonia Coordinator is responsible for supporting the Youth Ensembles throughout the school year by opening and closing the facilities; managing and executing set-up and strike; taking attendance; communicating with families, teaching artists, and staff; preparing and distributing sheet music; assisting musicians, teaching artists, and the Camerata/Philharmonia Conductor as needed.

The Camerata/Philharmonia Coordinator manages and oversees all rehearsals and concerts for the Camerata Ensemble and Philharmonia Orchestra and is directly responsible for the student musicians at both rehearsals and concerts when they are not under the supervision of their legal guardians.

Core duties include:

  • Prepares and distributes all sheet music, and transposes parts as needed. Processes new sheet music for addition to library, maintains updated library list, and keeps music library organized.
  • Opens and locks facilities and ensures set-up, strike and clean-up for rehearsals, concerts, and auditions.
  • Transports necessary supplies and equipment to all rehearsals and events, as needed.
  • Creates and regularly updates Camerata/Philharmonia musician rosters and contact lists.
  • Attends all Camerata/Philharmonia rehearsals and concerts, keeps an ongoing record of attendance, and enforces attendance policy as needed.
  • Communicates via email with Camerata/Philharmonia families on a regular basis regarding schedules, announcements, and policies. Responds to emails in a timely fashion.
  • Regularly consults with Camerata/Philharmonia conductor about rehearsal and concert production needs, and coordinates with Education Programs Manager accordingly.
  • Ensures teaching artists and guest musicians have necessary information ahead of rehearsals and performances.
  • Supervises students during rehearsal and concert-day breaks.
  • Assists with auditions, Youth Symphony performances, special events, and additional administrative tasks as assigned.


  • Experience working with youth and families
  • Knowledge of orchestra operations; knowledge of and ability to read music
  • Must have transportation to and from rehearsal and performance sites
  • Ability to lift and carry stands, chairs, and instruments
  • Strong attention to detail, highly organized and able to multitask and prioritize tasks
  • High level interpersonal skills, and excellent writing and communication skills
  • Must be able to react to changes and conflict quickly and resourcefully
  • Solid command of Google Workspace including Word, Docs, Sheets, Drive, and Gmail
  • Must pass a LiveScan screening


  • Production and/or music library experience
  • Experience with music notation software and transposition
  • Conversational Spanish is a plus
  • Some college education preferred


  • This is a part-time, hourly/non-exempt position with an hourly rate of $20.00
  • Time commitment is about 10 hours per week with additional hours as needed in preparation of concert weekends, and for copying new music. Typical weeks during the season include 6 hours for Sunday afternoon rehearsals and 4-6 hours during the regular work week.


The Santa Barbara Symphony offers the only music education program in the region tied to both a college and a professional symphony orchestra. The Santa Barbara Symphony is consistently lauded for its unique ability to present brilliant concerts, engage the community, and deliver dynamic music education programs. The organization prizes innovation and artistic excellence and is widely recognized as one of the region’s premier cultural institutions. Its award-winning music education programs, enhanced by the strategic partnership with Westmont College, serve over 2,000 students in Santa Barbara County through regular and special programming each year.


It is the policy of the Santa Barbara Symphony Association to provide all persons with equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity or presentation, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, disability, age or Veteran status. Candidates of ALAANA (African, Latinx, Asian, Arab, and Native American) communities are encouraged to apply.


Submit a resume and cover letter to describing your interest, qualifications, and experience.

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