Job Description

SDCC seeks a part-time proactive, results oriented professional dedicated to youth education and the arts who is interested in supporting the mission, vision, and ongoing development of the organization. This position works closely with administrative and artistic staff and is responsible for coordinating all logistical elements of of SDCC’s multi-faceted choral training and performance program, and plays a critical role in the organization’s marketing and development efforts. As the front-line communicator for all day-to-day matters, the Program Coordinator must possess exceptional communication and customer service skills and excel at managing minute logistical details.

responsibilities include:

Program & Event Coordination: Coordinate program and event logistics, scheduling, vendor/facility rental requests, and staff and family/participant communication. Develop a work plan to create a robust, easy-to-enroll volunteer program, and facilitate in-person trainings. Work with Operations Manager to develop constituent management systems, track program data and tuition payments, and prepare program impact reports, as needed.

Marketing & Recruitment: Coordinate preparation and distribution of all printed and web materials (including advertisements, press releases, concert listings, concert programs, newsletters, brochures, etc.); develop and maintain relationships with press, elected officials, and other constituent contacts; develop and implement program recruitment plan with operations manager.

Development: Work with staff to improve gift acknowledgement system and database functionality; maintain relationship management system in support of the executive director; research other sources of contributed income for SDCC, including grant opportunities and special fundraising/membership campaigns; assist with grant applications and program reports, as needed or requested.

Other duties as assigned.


  1. Bachelor’s degree preferred

  2. Minimum three years of demonstrated experience in program/event coordination and/or project management

  3. Experience working in youth and/or arts organizations, nonprofit agencies, and/or schools

  4. Experience in developing a robust volunteer program and facilitating trainings

  5. Attention to cultural competence in all manners of family and community engagement

  6. Willingness to work weekends and evenings and travel throughout San Diego County, as needed

  7. Access to a car, possession of a valid driver’s license, and proof of insurance

Other Skills:

  • Self-starter with a proven ability to manage projects successfully from start to completion

  • Mandarin and or Spanish-speaking ability preferable but not required

  • Solutions-driven and detail-oriented with exceptional organizational skills

  • Strong computer skills necessary, including database experience and proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and strong interpersonal skills

  • Ability to thrive within a fast-paced, results-driven environment and work on multiple projects simultaneously and effectively

  • Committed to building positive relationships will all Choir constituents, across levels, roles, and functions

  • Must be able to stand and carry at least 20 pounds

San Diego Children’s Choir is an at-will, equal opportunity employer. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

25-30 hours per week. Hourly rate of pay commensurate with experience.

program coordinator

Status: Temporary, Part-time, Non-exempt
Reports to: Operations Manager


neighborhood choir music teacher

Status: Non-exempt, hourly
Reports to: Program Director

Job Description

Neighborhood Choir is a community outreach program committed to providing quality music education to San Diego County schools and community organizations.

Neighborhood Choir Music Teachers teach between 15 and 30 children in grades K–6 at school and community locations in once-weekly, one-hour music classes culminating in an end-of-semester informal performance. Children are grouped into choir classes by age ranges of three consecutive grades or less (i.e. grades 1–3, 4–6, etc.).

Music Teachers educate and inspire children, teaching songs that instill the joy of singing while also addressing basic theory techniques (beat vs. rhythm, dynamics, etc.), basic solfege and rhythm-reading skills, proper vocal technique, and performance etiquette. Lessons should be playful and child-centered. Music Teachers select repertoire (in collaboration with Program Director) and communicate with parents and schools in planning and organizing local performances, when needed.

A piano accompanist is provided for performances and select rehearsals.

Depending on availability, Music Teachers may teach 1–4 Neighborhood Choir programs weekly. Most choirs rehearse after school, and schedules and days of week are varied.

Interested applicants should have a bachelor's degree in music education and experience teaching general and/or choral music to elementary-aged children, or comparable experience. Applicants must exhibit strong and engaging classroom management skills. Additional endorsements in Kodály and/or Orff are preferred. Spanish-speaking ability is a plus. 

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Bachelor's degree in music education

  2. Experience teaching music to elementary-aged children in general music or choir setting

  3. Comfort using solfege and Curwen/Glover hand-signs as rehearsal tools

Application Procedure

Please send an email with the subject name of the position for which you are applying, including a cover letter and/or CV with three references, to Michele Tondreau at Links to video of teaching and/or performances may be included, if available.