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Work Opportunities

SFCM hires students for a wide variety of positions both on- and off-campus. Below are some of employment opportunities current students have through SFCM. These positions vary each year and the list does not necessarily represent the full offerings. Enrolled students will receive updates directly regarding available positions and applications. All positions listed have an application process through the Professional Development and Engagement Center (PDEC).

On-Campus Jobs

  • Admission Assistant
  • Admission Marketing Assistant
  • Advancement Front of House and Event Support
  • Advancement Fundraising Assistant
  • Advancement Special Events Assistant
  • Ensembles Librarian Assistant
  • Ensembles Setup Crew
  • Executive Office Student Assistant
  • Financial Aid Reading or Math Tutor for the Unified School District
  • IT Student Assistant
  • Library Student Assistant
  • Marketing and Communications Student Photographer
  • Marketing and Communications Student Videographer
  • PDEC Conservatory Connect Coordinator
  • PDEC Conservatory in the Schools Student Mentor
  • PDEC Hire SFCM Assistant
  • PDEC Peer Career Advisor
  • Pre-College Brass Teaching Artist
  • Pre-College Choral Assistant
  • Pre-College Program Assistant
  • Pre-College Voice Program Repetiteur
  • Production Reception and Box Office
  • Production Staff
  • Recording Department Recording Engineer
  • Registrar Student Assistant
  • Student Academic Enrichment Center (SAEC) - French Tutor
  • Student Academic Enrichment Center (SAEC) - Italian Tutor
  • Student Academic Enrichment Center (SAEC) - Writing Tutor

Paid Internships

  • American Bach Soloists Social Media Intern
  • Center for New Music Production Intern
  • Melody Academy of Music Outreach and Events Intern
  • Merola Opera Program Marketing Intern
  • SFJazz Marketing Intern
  • SFCM Ensembles Management Intern

Graduate Assistantships

  • Brass
  • Composition
  • Guitar
  • Historical Performance / Baroque Ensemble
  • Humanities and Sciences
  • Music History and Literature
  • Musicianship and Music Theory
  • Opera and Musical Theatre
  • Percussion
  • Piano
  • String & Piano Chamber Music
  • Strings
  • Technology and Applied Composition
  • Voice
  • Woodwind Chamber Music
  • Writing Tutors

General Opportunities

  • Chamber Music Operations Manager
  • Instrumental teachers at local schools
  • San Francisco Opera Administrative Internship
  • Youth Orchestra Operations Manager

Hire SFCM and Community Service

  • Schools
  • Hospitals
  • Retirement Homes
  • Children's Facilities

Conservatory in the schools

The Conservatory in the Schools student mentors assist classroom teachers in instructing over 600 students at local elementary, middle, and high schools. Those accepted into the program are assigned to teach two to six hours a week at a San Francisco public school. Teaching time is compensated at $25.00 per hour.

Resident Assistants

Resident Assistant (RA) applications are available each spring for the following academic year. Applications are not open to incoming freshmen. Beginning in the 2020-2021 school year, RAs will be assisting with housing at the new Bowes Center for Performing Arts.