Music4Schools Program Manager

Employee Type:
Regular, Full-time Exempt
Offer Salary:
$75,000 to $83,000
3+ years

The Music4Schools Program Manager is responsible for the delivery of high-quality music programs in elementary schools (grades TK- 8) in Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties. The Manager maintains relations with partnering schools (20+), hires, trains and supervises highly qualified teaching musicians, oversees faculty development activities and day-to-day operations of the program.

As a key member of the In-School Programs team, the Manager will work collaboratively with Art4Schools, finance, development, marketing and our onsite music program to deliver outstanding music education experiences to all students at our partnering schools.  

The Manager supervises one full-time program coordinator. 


Primary Duties and Responsibilities


Program Leadership:

  • Lead operations and strategic development of the M4S and after-school music programs
  • Builds and maintains positive relationships with school/district partners including: administrators, classroom teachers, and parents; working collaboratively supporting program design, communicating program goals and resolving problems efficiently
  • Oversee creation of class schedules for faculty members
  • Design and lead program evaluation activities
  • Manage contract negotiations with schools and districts
  • Supervise and conduct performance reviews of staff and faculty



  • Hire, train, supervise, support and evaluate faculty performance
  • Approve bi-weekly faculty and staff time cards and reimbursable expenses



  • Conduct annual evaluation of program including use of online surveys
  • Research and oversee the development of compelling curriculum, keeping current with state and national standards



  • Participate in budget discussions, monitor revenues and expenses against goals
  • Purchase supplies and inventory


Skills and Qualifications


  • Understanding of Music Education methodologies including Kodaly and Orff
  • Knowledge of California State Arts Standards and National Core Arts Standards
  • Understanding of Instrumental Music, including recorder, band and strings
  • Curriculum development experience
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills, organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to interact positively with a diverse group of people
  • High level of comfort with public speaking 
  • Competent computer skills, particularly Google Workplace



  • MA in Music, Music Education or Certificate in Music Education 


Benefits Include

  • Health, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Paid time off
  • 403 (b) Retirement Plan
  • Paid Holidays
  • Company sponsored Life Insurance


Physical Demands

  • Must have reliable transportation to travel to all schools serviced by the in-school program for meetings, observations, discussions and other required tasks.
  • The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.
  • The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.


COVID19 Policy:
CSMA has a mandatory vaccination policy for onsite staff and faculty subject only to the limited exemptions required by law.

To Apply:

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to:

About Community School of Music and Arts

Founded in 1968, the Community School of Music and Arts is Northern California’s largest non-profit provider of arts education programs. With a $7 million budget and 160-member staff and faculty, CSMA is one of the ten largest community schools in the United States. Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, one of the global capitals of creativity, CSMA is dedicated to making the arts and arts education accessible to all, regardless of age, experience or background. Headquartered in the award-winning Finn Center in the City of Mountain View, CSMA directly serves over 30,000 people of all ages, skill levels and economic means each year, including over 21,000 students at 54 schools in San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties.

CSMA is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability). Candidates from diverse backgrounds and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. CSMA is committed to creating an environment that embraces openness, respect, collaboration and accountability.

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