Join the Staff

Each year ISYM hires over 170 faculty and staff from across the country to provide the best possible musical instruction and supervision.

Vacancies may include:

  • ensemble conductors
  • counselors
  • conductor assistant/ensemble assistants
  • sectional/master class coaches
  • work crew
  • librarians
  • elective instructors

If you are interested in joining ISYM in any of these capacities, please send a resume and cover letter to ISYM-admin@illinois.edu.

ISYM is always interested in receiving nominations for future conductors. If you know of that special conductor who inspires young musicians to make music on a higher level, we want to hear about him/her. Email us!

Counselor Positions

Our counseling staff is the best around because we are able to draw excellent experienced educators to our campus each year. About 2/3 of the counseling staff are also pursuing their Master of Music Education degree as part of the Summers-only MME degree program.

Counselors who are pursuing the Summers-Only Master of Music Education degree qualify for aid in the form of an assistantship. These graduate assistantships include a tuition waiver, partial waiver of fees and a stipend. Housing and meals are also provided while ISYM is in session. The summer MME program is designed to be completed in three summers and features classes taught by U of I professors. The assistantship is renewable up to three years to allow completion of the MME degree.

Applicants to the Summer-Only MME are not automatically considered for counselor positions. You do not need to be pursuing a degree in order to serve as a counselor. This is a separate application process.

To apply for a counselor position, please email a cover letter and resume to ISYM-admin@illinois.edu. The deadline for full consideration is February 15.

Applications are not kept active for subsequent years; unless hired in 2017, you must re-apply to be reconsidered in future years.