Jobs: Music Clubhouse Director

“We offer a sense of community and a consistency that is often not found in their home and school lives. Sometimes it’s not even about the music – we’re there for them every day, whether it’s a good day or a bad day.” ~Rick, Music Clubhouse Director

Do you believe in the power of music to change lives?

Are you a contemporary musician with a passion for helping underserved youth?

We want to hear from you!

Qualified Music Clubhouse Director Candidates:

  • Believe in using music as a vehicle for Youth Development
  • Are practicing contemporary artists
  • Are multi-instrumentalists who knows their way around the studio with Logic or ProTools
  • Are entrepreneurial and want to put a unique stamp on creating a best-in-class music program for underserved youth


Do you want to make a difference in the lives of underserved youth— using your musical talent?
The Music Clubhouse program is a state of the art, dedicated after-school music facility equipped with everything participants need to produce, record, and learn popular music. Using your music expertise, you’ll have the opportunity to mentor teen participants, helping increase their self-confidence and self-esteem by coaching them to make beats in the studio, play instruments, and perform on stage.

Profile of a successful Music Clubhouse Director:

  • Motivated by being a positive role model and using music is a vehicle for youth development
    • Mentor teens through music, influencing their leadership, academics, social skills, and self-esteem
    • Teach the types of music that participants choose without making it feel like “more school”
  • A magnet for the teen participants
    • Is culturally relevant and can manage participant behavior
    • Uses their enthusiasm to attract and recruit new participants
  • Strong musically and technically
    • Music producer and multi-instrumentalist aware of current music trends
    • Musical director that can prepare groups for high-production value performances/projects
  • Has real world music industry experience and continues to develop their artistry
    • The Clubhouse director is musically credible and relevant
    • Inspired to develop musically and professionally, and innovates/adapts with new music trends
  • A team player who is committed to the mission and values of the youth development organization
    • Can “go with the flow” when things don’t go as planned
    • Supervise a small staff of music mentors and instructors

Experience Requirements:

  • Relevant music experience in:
    • Musical knowledge (e.g. reading music, harmony, rhythm, scales, key signatures, etc.)
    • Instrument proficiency— able to play at least two instruments at an intermediate level
      • Guitar, bass, drum set, piano, or vocals
    • Advanced music production techniques (e.g. beat making, mixing / mastering)
  • High school graduate required, Bachelor’s Degree in a music related major a plus
  • Experience working with inner-city urban teens and Youth Development Organizations a plus
  • Bilingual in Spanish and English a plus
  • Able to obtain CPR and First Aid certification
  • Able to pass any and all required background screens and drug screens at any time
  • Satisfactory driving record, valid driver’s license, reliable transportation, and liability insurance


The Music Clubhouse Director is a full-time position with a competitive salary and excellent benefits.  The expected schedule is 12:00 – 8:00pm, Monday – Friday (occasional weekday mornings/weekends required).

Interested candidates must be authorized to work legally in the United States. Hourly wage is commensurate with experience.

We will review all submissions and contact individuals selected to continue in the search process. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Interested candidates should submit their resume, cover letter, and a YouTube sample of a self-produced musical piece or performance to

Ready to take the next step?  

Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, and a YouTube sample of a self-produced musical piece or performance to

We look forward to exploring this opportunity with you!

More About Music & Youth

Learn how we’re making an impact!

These videos explain what the Music Clubhouse means to the youth we serve:

More About the Hiring Process

Music & Youth Initiative partners with leading Youth Development Organizations in Boston, Atlanta, and Fort Worth, to create and support Music Clubhouses.

Our Youth Development Partners run the Music Clubhouses and make the hiring decisions for Clubhouse Directors. When they have job openings, Music & Youth supports them by referring candidates.

We will ensure that qualified candidates are referred to these organizations for consideration. If there are no current openings, we will add resumes of qualified candidates to a waitlist.

Interested candidates should submit their resume, cover letter, and a YouTube sample of a self-produced musical piece or performance to