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A Little About Us
Wisconsin Conservatory of Music
The Wisconsin Conservatory of Music is the largest non-profit community music school in the state. Founded in 1899, the Conservatory provides musical experiences to students from age four months through senior citizen, to all levels of abilities, working to develop creative, artistic, and whole individuals.
The Conservatory annually reaches over 16,000 individuals across southeast Wisconsin through individual lessons, classes, festivals, camps, concerts, fundraising events, and our community music education program Conservatory Connections.
The Conservatory is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in employment and in the operation of our educational programs and activities. The Conservatory prohibits discrimination based upon race, color, religion, gender, sexuality, national origin, age, disability, and other characteristics protected by applicable federal, stage, and local law.
Working at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music
The Wisconsin Conservatory of Music is actively seeking candidates that uphold our core values of excellence, inclusion, empathy, and integrity, and strive to fulfill our mission of Inspiring individuals and communities through exceptional music education accessible to all.
Whether you are in interested in joining the Conservatory as a full-time staff member, part-time faculty, or are interested in teaching just a few hours each week, joining the WCM team will give you access to an array of benefits and tools to help improve your professional, musical and personal well-being.
Benefits available to all employees
On your first day of employment with the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music, you will be eligible to receive:
- 403(b) plan with 3% company match.
- Access to Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
- Complimentary ticket to Conservatory concerts
- Use of Conservatory performance space
- Cell phone stipend if teaching/working virtually
More than 5 hours per week
Wisconsin Conservatory of Music employees that work more than 5 hours per week will be eligible for:
- 50% discount on Conservatory tuition for employees and employee family members
Employed for 1 year or more
Conservatory employees that have been with the organization at least one year will be eligible to:
- Apply for Conservatory Innovation Funding.
Full-Time Employee Benefits
- Paid Holidays
- Paid Personal Days
- Paid Sick Days
- Paid Vacation Days
- Long-term disability insurance
- Short-term disability insurance
- Group life and accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D) insurance
- Health insurance – Conservatory pays 75% of premium/employee pays 25% of premium
- Dental Insurance – 100% employee paid
- Vision insurance – 100% employee paid
fellowship in teaching artistry
We are pleased to announce the inaugural Wisconsin Conservatory of Music Fellowship in Teaching Artistry. Intended for early-career Black and Latine artists in classical music, fellows commit to working for a period of one year at WCM, with an option for renewal in the second year.
The aims of the Fellowship in Teaching Artistry are:
to provide high-impact opportunities to teach and perform, particularly throughout underserved areas of Milwaukee and its historically excluded/marginalized communities
to provide career mentorship and guidance from teaching artists building a career for themselves that includes both teaching and performing.
Application Deadline: August 10, 2023
Now Hiring Faculty Members
Immediate Openings for Piano, violin/viola, cello, voice, guitar, music tech, oboe & percussion Teachers & Instructors for All Disciplines
Take the next step in your career at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music, one of the fastest growing nonprofit community music schools in the country.
Now Hiring General Music Teachers
Immediate Openings for general music teachers
Provide high quality music education in area of specialization for Milwaukee area and surrounding counties through the Conservatory Connections outreach program serving the WCM mission: Inspiring individuals and communities through exceptional music education, accessible to all.
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