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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:

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

Staff Hiring Timeline:

March 1: Deadline to submit resume and coverletter to isym-admin@illinois.edu

March 1- April 1: Candidate application reviews and interviews.

April 1: ISYM Staff Position offers extended.

April 15: Deadline to accept employment offers.

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.All memebers of the ISYM 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.

ISYM Counselor Application Timeline

Applications are not kept active for subsequent years; unless hired in 2018, you must re-apply to be reconsidered in future years.