Jazz Academy Coordinator

Type: Part Time/Hourly
Hours per week: 10-15 (Additional hours available with Executive Director’s consent)
Compensation: $15/hour

Overview: The Jazz Academy Coordinator oversees the logistical execution of the Jazz Academy and Columbus Youth Jazz programs, including participant correspondence, space set up, event scheduling/execution and related tasks. This position works closely with the Director of Education and Community Engagement, Artistic Director of the Youth Jazz program, and ensemble directors/teaching artists.

Position Requirements:

  • Set up the Jazz Academy space for each scheduled event, including classes/workshops, camps and Youth Jazz rehearsals.
  • Be present at each Jazz Academy program, including Sunday Youth Jazz rehearsals and all performances for the program, classes/workshop, and summer camps.
  • Develop and maintain yearly database of Youth Jazz students in each ensemble as well as other Jazz Academy program rosters.
  • Correspond with participants and guardians regarding rehearsals, performances and events; secure substitute musicians for rehearsals and concerts as needed.
  • Prepare sheet music for students, including copying/taping/digitizing music and additional clerical duties necessary for program execution.
  • Basic photography of programming during the season as needed.
  • Additional duties as requested by the Director of Education and Community Engagement and/or Artistic Director of the Columbus Youth Jazz Program.

Hours: Approximately 10-15 hours per week with the possibility for additional hours on a case-by-case basis. Hours include one weekday each week, Sundays from 12:30-6:30pm between September and May (Columbus Youth Jazz season) and some evenings, based upon the program calendar. Must be able and willing to work evenings and weekends as requested.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in an arts related field, or equivalent experience.
  • Basic understanding of the workings of a jazz ensemble and its technical requirements, instrumentation, sheet music and ensemble setup.
  • Strong communication skills, including ability to properly represent JAG with parents and community members.
  • Attention to detail, prompt and detailed follow-through with communication, both written and verbally.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to devise and implement clear administrative systems.
  • Ability to lift a minimum of 50 lbs.

Application Process: Please submit Resume and Cover Letter to Zach Compston, Director of Education and Community Engagement via email to zcompston@jazzartsgroup.org.

Application Deadline: Friday, March 29th, 2019


The Jazz Arts Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified candidates are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sec, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.