Job Board

This resource is intended to help JEN members share jobs and opportunities with the jazz community. If you are a JEN member, and have a job opening to add on here, please fill out the form at the bottom of this page.

A special thank you goes to our JEN Jazz Research Interest Group for compiling the listings.

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Executive Director

Nashville Jazz Workshop – Nashville, TN

The Executive Director is responsible for the successful leadership and management of the organization according to the strategic direction set by the NJW Board of Directors.


Program Associate

Preservation Hall Foundation

Preservation Hall Foundation seeks a Program Associate to work closely with the Director of Programs and Executive Director to help plan, implement, and manage programs for the Preservation Hall Foundation. The Program Associate will also support other staff with development, web content, and more. This position is perfect for individuals seeking to explore and develop new programming ideas, while helping strengthen Preservation Hall Foundation’s already robust programming.

Preference will be given to applicants who submit material before March 19th, 2018. Position open until filled.


Jazz Studies (One-year position)

Grinnell College


Project Manager, Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra 2019 World Tour

The Smithsonian Institution


Global Entertainment & Music Business Faculty (Valencia, Spain)

Berklee College of Music


Jazz Studies & Music Technology Lecturer

University of Central Oklahoma


Instructor of Jazz Studies

Worcester Polytechnic Institute


Assistant/Associate Professor – Saxophone & Jazz

Texas A&M


Jazz Studies Instructors/Special Assistant Professors

Colorado State University


Full-time Assistant Professor of Jazz Piano

University of North Texas

The College of Music invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning August 2018. Duties will include: teaching jazz piano lessons and classes in jazz piano; teaching improvisation; assisting with the coordination of the small group program; maintaining a national profile as a jazz piano performer; recruiting and retaining highly qualified students; serving on divisional/college/university committees; and other duties as assigned by the Division and/or College. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree in music or related field required; documented experience and accomplishments as jazz pianist; documented effectiveness in teaching jazz piano and improvisation. Preferred Qualifications: Doctoral degree in music desirable.


Full-time Assistant Professor of Jazz Trombone

University of North Texas

The College of Music invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning August 2018. Duties will include: teaching applied lessons in jazz trombone; teaching classes in improvisation; directing or coordinating an ensemble; maintaining a national profile as a jazz trombone performer; recruiting and retaining highly qualified students; serving on divisional/college/university committees; and other duties as assigned by the Division and/or College. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree in music or related field required; documented experience and accomplishments as jazz trombonist; documented effectiveness in teaching jazz trombone and improvisation. Preferred Qualifications: Doctoral degree in music desirable.


Full-time Assistant Professor of Popular/Commercial Music

University of North Texas

The University of North Texas College of Music announces a search for a tenure-track appointment as Assistant Professor in Popular/Commercial Music in the Division of Jazz Studies. We seek a colleague who will join our efforts to prepare students for the wide variety of roles in the music profession they will encounter upon graduation. With jazz performance, composition, and arranging as a foundation, our students are successful and competitive in diverse styles of jazz, popular music, music for media, and music production. Duties will include: teaching courses in popular/commercial music performance, including songwriting and music production, and courses in the analysis and history of popular music; teach courses in music technology that will enable our students to achieve professional results in composition, recording, post-production, and notation with affordable software and equipment; directing and/or coordinating popular/commercial music ensembles; recruiting excellent undergraduate and graduate students with interests in popular/commercial music; research/creative activity and service activities commensurate with a tenure-track position in a Carnegie Research 1 institution; serving on divisional/college/university committees; and other duties as assigned by the Division and/or College. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree in music or related field required; documented experience in popular/commercial music performance, songwriting, and/or music production required; demonstrated success in teaching popular/commercial music and recording technology strongly preferred. Preferred Qualifications: Doctoral degree in music desirable.


Full-time Assistant Professor of Violin (Jazz/Popular/Alternative Styles)

University of North Texas

The College of Music invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning August 2018. Duties will include: teaching applied lessons in violin in jazz, popular, and alternative styles, using acoustic and electric/amplified instruments and effects; teaching classes in improvisation and string pedagogy for jazz/popular/alternative styles; directing an ensemble; maintaining a national profile as a violinist; recruiting and retaining highly qualified students; serving on divisional/college/university committees; and other duties as assigned by the Division and/or College. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree in music or related field required; documented experience and accomplishments as violinist in jazz, popular, and alternative styles; documented effectiveness in teaching violin and improvisation; sufficient foundation in classical violin technique and pedagogy to enable successful collaboration with the string area in the Division of Instrumental Studies. Preferred Qualifications: Doctoral degree in music desirable.


Part-time Conductor

Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra (Dallas, TX)

This position leads our inaugural year of offering GDYO’s newest ensemble – The GDYO Jazz Orchestra.  This ensemble will be composed primarily of high school students who play at an advanced level.  The conductor position involves artistic oversight of the GDYO’s Jazz Program and all Jazz ensembles, and meets on Sunday afternoons from August to May. The candidate must possess training and experience in teaching, performing, and conducting and must have demonstrated a strong desire and ability to work with students of high school age.


Full-time Assistant Professor of Jazz Drumset

Desautels Faculty of Music

University of Manitoba (Winnipeg, MB CANADA)

The Desautels Faculty of Music invites applications for a full-time tenure-track probationary position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Jazz Drumset, commencing July 1, 2018. The applicant must hold an advanced degree from a recognized university, or an equivalent combination of education, professional performance, and teaching/coaching experience. She/he will play a critical role in student recruitment. Teaching responsibilities include applied jazz drumset, and coaching small ensembles. Consideration will be given to candidates capable of teaching one or more of the following: Jazz History, Theory, Composition and Arranging, Improvisation, Pedagogy, and developing courses open to Music students in other undergraduate programs.


Full-time Assistant Professor of Jazz Bass

Desautels Faculty of Music

University of Manitoba (Winnipeg, MB CANADA)

The Desautels Faculty of Music invites applications for a full-time tenure-track probationary position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Jazz Bass, commencing July 1, 2018. The applicant must hold an advanced degree from a recognized university, or an equivalent combination of education, professional performance, and teaching/coaching experience. She/he will play a critical role in student recruitment. Teaching responsibilities include applied jazz bass, and coaching small ensembles. Consideration will be given to candidates capable of teaching one or more of the following: Jazz History, Theory, Composition and Arranging, Improvisation, Pedagogy, and developing courses open to Music students in other undergraduate programs.


Visiting Assistant Professor of Music Education, Full time

The University of Florida School of Music


Coordinator of Music Education and Assistant Professor of Music, Full time

Sonoma State University


Director of Jazz Studies (Open Rank)

The School of Theatre & Music (STM) at the University of Illinois at Chicago


Assistant Professor or Associate Professor and Chair of Music Industry

The University of Hartford’s Hartt School


Teacher of Jazz Piano

University of Michigan


Assistant Professor, Jazz Studies (Tenure-Track)

Louisiana State University


Full time Saxophone studio instruction

Baldwin Wallace University (Berea, OH)


Full time Assistant Professor

The California State University (Fresno, CA)   

The Department of Music in the College of Arts & Humanities at California State University, Fresno seeks applicants for a tenure-track, academic-year position as Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Jazz Studies.


Front Range Community College, Part Time Instructor, History of Jazz

Front Range Community College (Brighton, CO)

Part-time, temporary position with no benefits except Colorado State retirement, PERA. Preliminary screening will be made on the basis of completed application package submitted by candidate.


Full-time Assistant Professor of Trombone

The University of North Carolina (Charlotte, NC)

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte invites applications for a tenure-track appointment as Assistant Professor of Trombone, to begin on August 15, 2018. The primary responsibility is to teach trombone to undergraduate music majors. Candidates who can make additional pedagogical contributions to one or more of our degree concentrations in composition, jazz studies, liberal arts, music education, and performance are particularly encouraged to apply. Faculty members are also expected to actively participate in student recruitment and provide service to the campus, community, and profession.


Adjunct Instructor, Faculty Equivalent

University of North Texas

The Department of Jazz Studies seeks qualified individuals for its Adjunct Instructor Pool and welcomes applicants at any time. This posting is for the Fall 2017, Spring 2018, and Summer 2018 semesters. The specific courses involved may vary from semester to semester and openings to teach these courses develop on a periodic basis, depending on department teaching needs.


Full-time Assistant Professor of Trumpet

The University of North Carolina (Charlotte, NC)

The primary responsibility is to teach trumpet to undergraduate music majors. Candidates who can make additional pedagogical contributions to one or more of our degree concentrations in composition, jazz studies, liberal arts, music education, and performance are particularly encouraged to apply. Faculty members are also expected to actively participate in student recruitment and provide service to the campus, community, and profession. Date Review of Applications will Begin at 11/01/2017.


Production Manager, Jazz

Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild (Pittsburgh, PA)

Manages and oversees all production aspects of MCG Jazz events.  Maintains concert hall, recording studio facility and equipment. Responsible for completion and organization of work flow as determined by the MCG Jazz Director and Executive Producer and assists in projects as assigned. Interacts and/or collaborates frequently with other Manchester Bidwell Corporation staff, performing artists and their representatives and production teams, and is responsible for hiring and managing all outside production personnel.  Interested Persons may submit their resume to hr@manchesterbidwell.org.   


Full time, Music Technology/Education

The John J. Cali School of Music at Montclair State University (Montclair, NJ)

Responsible for teaching courses in graduate and undergraduate music technology and music education curriculum, while also developing and supporting new strategies for music technology programs and curricula. Start Date: September 1, 2018. Application deadline: Until filled. Send letter of interest, Curriculum Vitae, and names of three references to Dr. Robert Cart, Director, John J. Cali School of Music, Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ 07043. Electronic submissions preferred cartr@montclair.edu Phone: (973) 655-7212.


Assistant Professor of Music, Director of Jazz Studies,

The Department of Music, Pacific Lutheran University (Tacoma, WA)

Full time, tenure-track assistant professor position to begin September 1, 2018.


Professor, Instrumental Music Education

Florida State University

Teach undergraduate and graduate classes for instrumental music education students; work with pre-service and in-service music teachers; provide leadership for FSU’s thriving summers-only MME program; participate in professional service activities nationally and internationally appropriate to the rank. Start Date: August 2018. Priority review will be given to applications received by November 13, 2017, but will continue until position is filled.


Assistant Professor in Music

Fitchburg State University (Fitchburg, MA)

The university is seeking a assistant professor to lead the Concert Band and Jazz Band, and to teach music appreciation courses (particularly World Music), Music Technology, and Commonwealth of the Arts (an interdisciplinary arts and humanities course) in a liberal arts setting to non-Music majors. Start Date: September 1, 2018. Review will begin immediately and remains open until November 20, 2017.


Director of the School of Music

California State University, Fullerton

At the rank of tenured Associate Professor or Professor.  Application review will begin immediately. To be assured of full consideration, please submit all materials by December 4, 2017.  Appointment date is July 1, 2018


Jazz Artist Teacher & the Richard and Elizabeth Case Director of Jazz Studies,  

Johns Hopkins University Peabody Institute (Baltimore, MD).

Note: Applications will be reviewed until position is filled.


Assistant Professor of Music, Jazz Saxophone

Florida State University

The Florida State University is seeking to appoint an assistant professor to teach undergraduate and graduate jazz saxophone lessons. undergraduate and graduate jazz saxophone lessons. Start Date: August 2018. Priority review will be given to applications received by September 11, 2017, but will continue until position is filled.


Director of Jazz Studies, The Department of Music

Pacific Lutheran University

Required Qualifications: Terminal degree (DMA or PhD) in Performance, Jazz Studies, Jazz Performance, or Jazz Studies as a secondary area on a doctoral degree. ABD will be considered, but terminal degree must be in hand by September 1, 2018. Master’s degree plus justifiable professional experience and recognition may substitute for the terminal degree. Review of application materials will begin November 1, 2017, but the position will remain open until filled.


Director of Jazz Studies, Peabody Institute

The Johns Hopkins University

A review of applications will begin on October 1, 2017. Applications must be submitted through InterFolio and include the following: Nominations and/or letter of application; Curriculum vitae; Three letters of recommendation.


Full-time, Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Music (Jazz and Improvisation)

University of Melbourne (Melbourne, Australia)

Salary: $98,755 – $117,290 p.a. (Level B) or $120,993 – $139,510 p.a. (Level C), plus 17% superannuation. Level of appointment is subject to qualifications and experience. Applications close: 18 Sep 2017 11:55PM AUS Eastern Standard Time.


Assistant Professor, Jazz

The Music Program at the University of Portland

Required Qualifications: A doctorate degree is required at appointment. Experience at the university level is required. Start Date: August 15, 2018. Applications will be reviewed starting October 16th, 2017; the position is open until filled. Qualified applicants should submit the following in electronic form to hanign@up.edu


Full-Time, Assistant Professor of Jazz Composition

The University of Northern Colorado School of Music

The University of Northern Colorado School of Music is searching for an innovative composer to serve as an Assistant Professor of Jazz Composition beginning August 13, 2018. Experience teaching at the collegiate level or equivalent professional experience and terminal degree preferred.


Applied Instrumental Music Instructor

Southwestern Michigan College

Southwestern Michigan College is seeking an Applied Instrumental Music Instructor.All applicants must demonstrate the ability to promote active and collaborative learning through a variety of teaching methods, as well as relate to students. Excellent organization and communication skills as well as the demonstrated use of instructional technology are required.The hiring manager for this position is Dr. Jon Korzun. Please contact him if you have any questions regarding the position – jkorzun@swmich.edu or (269) 782-1225.


The South Dakota Board of Regents

The South Dakota Board of Regents is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Board of Regents will take Affirmative Action to ensure that all employment practices are free of discrimination.This system allows applicants to search vacancies, complete an application, and attach application materials via this website. The system is for all six SD public universities and the two special schools.


Full-time, Assistant Professor of Music – Jazz/Commercial Music,

University of Memphis (Memphis, TN)

The University of Memphis invites applications for the following nine-month, tenure-track position in the Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music beginning August, 2018. Review of applications will begin September 30th and may continue until the position is filled.


Assistant Professor of Music-Jazz, Director of Jazz Studies, Pacific Lutheran University: Review of application materials will begin November 1, 2017, but the position will remain open until filled.


Assistant/Associate Dean for Artistic Programming and Operations, Oberlin College: Review of applications will begin on August 14, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. http://jobs.oberlin.edu/postings/5053.


Jazz Music-Voice/Guitar/Piano, Greenfield Community College: In order to be considered for this position, you must submit your credentials online. Create a Greenfield Community College account by clicking on the APPLY NOW tab.


Faculty (Adjunct) – Music, The Music Department of Santa Rosa Junior College is seeking a pool of qualified candidates with demonstrated instructional skills to join an outstanding team of faculty and administrators to provide high quality programs and services to our district, our community, and most importantly to our students.


Berklee College of MusicFull-time Faculty, Contemporary Writing & Production.


Liberty University, Faculty – Fine & Applied Arts – Music (Full-time), Assistant Professor of Commercial Vocal Studies.