Community Music Center staff share the belief that the joys of making music belong to everyone. Many of us are musicians, but not all!
Community Music Center (CMC), one of the oldest arts organizations on the West Coast, provides music for everyone, regardless of financial means. Since 1921 we have offered high-quality music lessons, low-cost performances, and creative enrichment for all ages and abilities. CMC has branches in the Mission and Richmond Districts of San Francisco and partnership programs across the city.
As part of Community Music Center’s Marketing team, the Marketing Assistant carries out strategies that increase student enrollment, audience development, donations and general awareness for CMC. The Marketing Assistant also supports school communications across all media. S/he maintains and promotes CMC’s online presence via our website, online advertising, social media and appropriate directories. The Marketing Assistant staffs events and recruits and coordinates volunteers when needed. The Marketing Assistant reports to the Marketing Manager.
Responsibilities (in collaboration with CMC’s Marketing Manager):
Update class and program information, faculty bios and photos, and enrollment page. Support the Concert Hall Manager in updating the event calendar. Follow best practices for SEO. Other updates as needed.
Social Media Management
Assist the Marketing Manager in maintaining CMC’s presence on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Meetup, and Instagram with program updates, photos and video, upcoming events, and stories from the CMC community. Focus specifically on building CMC’s following and presence on Instagram. Support the Young Musicians Program (YMP) student leaders in posting to social media, uploading to Dropbox, and creating content for the YMP website.
Email Communications (external)
Design and send monthly event emails through Mailchimp. Assist the Marketing Manager in creating content for monthly Do Re Mi newsletters. Develop other email communications as necessary.
Email Management (internal)
Serve as administrator along with the Marketing Manager for CMC’s Google Apps account, managing @sfcmc.org addresses and groups for CMC staff and faculty.
Set up new faculty email addresses, ASAP profiles, supporting ASAP documentation, and survey faculty to enter them appropriately into website database.
Photo, Video, and Testimonial Management
Select and schedule photographers and videographers to capture key events and programs at CMC. Tag and categorize CMC photos for staff use. Maintain CMC media assets which includes public photo online albums (Google Photos), video archives (Youtube), video footage (on external drives), “Best of” CMC photo albums (Google Drive); testimonials from the CMC community. Assist with video production projects when needed.
Staff community events as needed. Schedule and train volunteers and work study students to staff tables and solicit visitor email addresses.
Volunteer/Work-study Program Support
Field interest from individuals and corporate volunteering programs. Process volunteer applications. Share CMC volunteer opportunities with CMC volunteers through email and post to volunteer staffing websites (Idealist and Volunteer Match). Alert colleagues of candidates. Maintain volunteer database. Assist YMP leadership media program by meeting with student leaders four times a year to support their media projects.
Marketing materials (print and online)
Assist front desk staff in keeping the in-house fliers in the office updated and replenished, the publicity boards updated weekly, and in-house signs updated and cleanly presented. Assist Marketing Manager in designing class fliers, event fliers, and programs. Post events to online calendars.
Required Skills and Experience:
Preferred Skills and Experience:
This is part time non exempt position, working 24 hours per week with some evening and weekend hours as needed. Will work four six hour days at the Mission District Branch, preferably Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday.
Salary and Benefits:
Salary commensurate with job requirements and experience. CMC offers healthcare, dental, vision and supplemental benefits packages, 403(b), a generous paid time-off benefit, and more.
To Apply: Please submit your cover letter and resume to CMCstaffopenings@sfcmc.org with your name and “Marketing Assistant” marked in the subject heading.
Application Deadline: January 22, 2018
Community Music Center (CMC), one of the oldest arts organizations on the West Coast, seeks an experienced Grant Writer. This is a unique opportunity for an exceptional and inspired writer to join CMC’s team of dedicated, professional staff and faculty ensuring quality music education is provided for all.
The Grant Writer reports to CMC’s Development Director and interfaces with the Executive Director. This staff position involves working with a dedicated and passionate team of development, marketing and financial professionals.
Principal Job Responsibilities:
This is an exempt position working on site four days per week (30 hours per week) at CMC’s Mission District Headquarters. Days to be determined.
Salary and Benefits:
Salary commensurate with job requirements and experience. CMC offers healthcare, dental, vision and supplemental benefits packages, 403(b), and more.
To Apply: Please submit your resume and a thoughtful cover letter in confidence to CMCstaffopenings@sfcmc.org with your name and “Grant Writer” marked in the subject heading.
Application Deadline: Position is open until filled.
The faculty of Community Music Center share the belief that the joy and satisfaction of learning to make music should be available to everyone, regardless of age, talent or means. Community Music Center seeks instructors with experience teaching a variety of styles, including western classical, jazz, rock, blues, Latin, flamenco, middle eastern and Chinese music.
Community Music Center seeks a coordinator for our Young Musicians Program (YMP). The Coordinator is responsible for setting annual program goals and evaluation processes, collaborating on student recruitment, auditioning and placing students in classes, supporting and coordinating work of the YMP faculty team and YMP student leaders, engaging parents, and coordinating student performances. The ideal candidate will be a musician and music educator who is passionate about music education and embraces creativity in program administration. Position starts Mid-April 2018.
Young Musicians Program at Community Music Center (CMC)
CMC’s Young Musicians Program (YMP), a partnership with the San Francisco Unified School District, brings the benefits of music—artistic, educational, personal, and social—to middle and high school students. Since 1987, this tuition-free, award-winning program embraces diversity, offering a comprehensive, culturally diverse curriculum. Group classes provide instruction in theory, musicianship, and composition. Ensemble classes play Latin, classical, jazz and other music forms in orchestra, chamber groups, combos and bands. YMP’s Student Leadership Program gives students an opportunity to develop leadership skills and give back to the community.
Public school teachers nominate students who audition each spring for the following academic year. If accepted, students are eligible for a full scholarship that provides students with weekly free private instrumental lessons, theory, and ensemble classes. The YMP program focuses on serving middle and high school students from low-income San Francisco households.
The YMP group class team consists of a Coordinator, and eight teachers under supervision of CMC’s Program Director.
YMP Coordinator Responsibilities
We expect faculty to provide well-rounded, quality music instruction:
Location, Day and Time
YMP group classes take place at CMC’s Mission District Branch, Saturdays 10:00am – 2:00pm noon during the school year. It is important the YMP Coordinator be on site on Saturdays.
The Young Musicians Program Coordinator is paid hourly up to a maximum of 16 hours per month for 11 months of the year (July is off). An additional 30 hours/year are available for YMP Student Leader Coordination.
Applicants for this position are welcome to apply for the Young Musicians Program Instructor position.
Email a resume and cover letter to: email@example.com. Please include CMC Young Musicians Program Coordinator in the subject of your email. Only those being considered will be contacted. No phone calls, please. CMC is an equal opportunity employer.
CMC is happy to receive all resumes for our file, whether or not a position is currently open. Please send resumes to CMCfacultyopenings@sfcmc.org.