Open Positions



This position is part-time, and includes approximately 60-90 minutes of weekly beginner strings instruction during the school year, along with basic administrative responsibilities to support the class and communicate with parents and school personnel. The Presto Strings Instructor is responsible for instructing weekly beginning Suzuki-influenced strings classes to 2nd-4th graders in an underserved elementary school. This includes working closely with the school to recruit and retain students and to provide a September info session. The instructor will also fit students for fractional-sized instruments owned by the LYO, manage inventory, supply reports to the Executive Director, submit instruments for repairs as needed, and lead at least 2 performances in the spring. The Presto Strings Instructor may also on occasion be requested to assist with regular LYO rehearsals or concerts, both behind the scenes or as a substitute instructor/conductor. 


The ideal candidate will be an experienced music instructor who is comfortable on violin and at least one other orchestral string instrument, responsible, highly professional, energetic, and dedicated to the success and growth of each student. Music education or strings pedagogy background strongly preferred. Must be available one weekday afternoon to provide instruction at the assigned school. (These classes have typically taken place Wednesdays immediately prior to the end of school and/or immediately after the school day ends.) We anticipate the assigned elementary school will be in the West End or South End of Louisville.

The annual pay range starts at $4,000 for a 10-month contract. To apply, please submit a cover letter and teaching resume to Review of applications begins immediately.


Parent and community volunteers directly support the Louisville Youth Orchestra through forward-facing and "behind the scenes" activities during rehearsals, performances, and sponsored trips. We often need help with setting up and taking down chairs and stands, collecting forms, or ensuring smooth transitions between activities. For most performances, we need help with tickets, programs, ushering, and merchandise sales. 


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Louisville Youth Orchestra (LYO) is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity for all of its employees. We actively seek and employ qualified persons in all job classifications, and administer all personnel actions affecting employees without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, or genetic information. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment. LYO does not tolerate discrimination and/or harassment, to include sexual harassment, against applicants for employment and employees.