High School All-Stars Alumni Program

Founded in 2013, the SFJAZZ High School All-Stars Alumni Program is designed to maintain engagement with High School All-Star program alumni in a way that fosters their own creativity and artistry. SFJAZZ strives to support local artists, including those who have come through the institution internally as students and contributors. The Alumni Program not only recognizes and rewards High School All-Stars alumni for their artistry, it is valuable to current High School All-Stars as an educational and inspirational experience. The All-Stars Alumni Program creates opportunities that include:

Mentoring the current crop of All-Stars - Alumni are paired one-on-one with current Mentorship Students in order to work on rehearsal strategies, gig planning, time management, auditions, and networking. Contact Ensemble Coordinator Erin Putnam for more information - eputnam@sfjazz.org

Teaching artist positions - Alumni with pedagogical experience teach clinics during the year, free summer workshops during the summer, and sit on our audition panels as adjudicators.

Performance opportunities - In addition to major performances on both our stages, alumni are featured in Education programs such as Koret Discover Jazz, master classes, etc. The Education department also presents an annual Alumni Showcase in which an alumni bandleader is chosen to assemble a combo of alumni and perform original compositions and arrangements.

Commission awards - SFJAZZ Education supports High School All-Stars alumni through the commissioning of original pieces for the High School All-Stars Orchestra. Alumni are invited to submit original works for consideration to be performed by the big band ensemble, with the selected composer receiving an award to complete the work.
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Online features - Alumni are highlighted on SFJAZZ social media channels by way of: monthly alumni interviews on the SFJAZZ blog, press features on HSAS and SFJAZZ Facebook pages, and promotion of upcoming performances. Alumni are also invited to write op eds and be guest bloggers, especially in tandem with upcoming programing. Contact Ensemble Coordinator Erin Putnam for more information - eputnam@sfjazz.org

Internships - All-Stars alumni are exclusively considered for SFJAZZ Education Department internships, both paid and unpaid. These internships function as real-world experience and research for performance studies, music education, business economics, musicology, ethnomusicology, program management, etc.

Education Administrative Assistant (Part-Time)

Job Description

The Education Administrative Assistant supports the Education Department with multiple tasks directly affecting day to day operations. Must be able to multi-task, be thoroughly organized, detail-oriented and deadline driven. Excellent computer skills needed; must be able to work independently and with limited input.

Reports to: Education Program Manager
Department: Education

About SFJAZZ: SFJAZZ is one of the world’s most popular and important presenters of jazz. The SFJAZZ Center is a beautiful and perfect stage for jazz artists and the community to celebrate the living American art form of jazz. The $64 million dollar Center launched in 2013 and the 33-year-old non-profit organization now crafts distinguished programming and education services from the heart of the San Francisco arts district.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Manage and track department invoices and check requests
  • Take weekly meeting notes, following up on action items and calendaring as needed
  • Departmental surveys and Document management
  • Update Education contact lists regularly using Tessitura and Google Docs
  • Manage Internal Education Calendar
  • Assist with mailings as needed
  • Assist at Education events as needed (both on and off-site)
  • Research and help maintain mailing lists
  • Proof read marketing and website materials
  • Photo archiving
  • Assistance with Jazz in the Middle and Jazz in Session scheduling
  • Scanning and copying of music for ensembles and clinics
  • CD and supply inventory and sales tracking

Desired Qualifications:

  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Positive and helpful outlook
  • Strong knowledge of Google Docs, Microsoft Word & Excel or similar programs
  • Experience using Tessitura (or commensurate knowledge of a similar database)
  • Ability to read music a plus but not necessary
  • Detail oriented, excellent proofreading skills
  • Ability to write a professional and clear email to a variety of clients
  • Non-profit and/or Performing Arts background
  • Minimum of 2 years of customer service experience
  • Basical music and music industry literacy a plus

Education: College degree preferred

To Apply: Please send resume and cover letter to jobs@sfjazz.org Resumes without all the requested information or sent to other email addresses may not be considered. Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled. No phone calls please.

SFJAZZ is an equal opportunity employer and is seeking to create a diverse and harmonious workplace.

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