Cincinnati School of Music is growing and is looking to fill two new positions! We are seeking friendly people who have a strong ability to complete detailed work, are eager to learn, and are excited to grow with our family-owned and operated company and team of amazing, supportive, and fun administrative/managerial staff. We opened our first location in Montgomery in 2012, our second location in Mason in 2016, our third location in Anderson in 2017. In 2018 we expanded our Mason location to meet growing demand. Now, we are seeking strong leaders for our quickly growing company, and we take great pride in investing in each team member as they contribute to our vision, bringing their own vision and unique strengths to the team.


Cincinnati School of Music is a family owned company, established by a husband and wife team with a passion for music and community. The couple first started what is now the Cincinnati School of Music in 2009. The Backers saw the wealth of musical talent in Cincinnati and wanted to create a professional educational space and community where professional musicians could share their talents and passions by teaching music to students of all ages and abilities in the community. In 2012 they opened their first commercial location. Within that first year of opening, CSM outgrew its first space and expanded into a larger facility, just one month before the couple welcomed their first child into the world! From there, the couple worked many "all-nighters" to adapt and meet CSM’s growing demand as enrollment continued to grow. They amped up their talent recruitment to hire more top-rate music teachers and eventually opened additional music school locations in Cincinnati.

As CSM has grown, it has been named one of Ohio's 50 Best Workplaces (Ohio Business Magazine) in 2016, 2017, and 2019 in addition to being voted "Best Music Instruction" in Cincy Magazine four years in a row. In 2016, the company was honored to be recognized as "The Face of Music Instruction" in Cincinnati Magazine, and CSM looks forward to continuing to meet and exceed our community's expectations! Since 2012, CSM has opened three music schools, two of which have been expanded to larger facilities since opening, and all while the owners were simultaneously expanding their own family, now with three young children!

Today, the Cincinnati School of Music is now the largest music school in Cincinnati and has grown to over 1,200 weekly private students between our three locations. CSM is an energetic, innovative music school with a growing, friendly community of over 55 highly-qualified instructors and four other administrative/management staff. CSM’s office is extremely organized and the admin team handles all student recruiting and promotion, registration, scheduling, make-up lessons, billing, policies, special projects, recitals, and much more. From the beginning, CSM’s focus has been on fostering a sense of community and teamwork among our staff, with an emphasis on the quality of education offered to students. An essential part of CSM that allows the community to enjoy such a high level of music education is the environment, which is welcoming, energetic, fast-paced, fun, and supportive.


The basic starting responsibilities include:

  • Assisting parents and students on the phone and in person at the front desk

  • Scheduling private lessons

  • Managing electronic communications from students, parents, and teachers with an expectation of prompt reply

  • Processing new student enrollments/basic data entry

  • Assisting with and prioritizing miscellaneous projects and tasks as assigned

The basic requirements include:

  • Reliable transportation

  • Highly organized and detail-oriented

  • A love for working with people

  • Strong basic computer and typing skills

  • Strong writing and verbal communication skills


We have a comprehensive training program in place for new members of our admin team. The training program consists of quizzes, interactive activities, helpful handouts and “cheat sheets”, a welcome packet, and more. The training period typically takes about three to four weeks in total, throughout which constant patient support and coaching is provided. The owners and management team are educators by nature, and we guarantee you will receive supportive, fun, creative, and thorough training to help you succeed!


Position 1 - Full-Time in Montgomery and Anderson (35 hours)

  • Tuesday 2:00-9:00 PM in Anderson

  • Wednesday 2:00-9:00 PM in Anderson

  • Thursday 2:00-9:00 PM in Montgomery

  • Friday 12:45 PM - 7:15 PM in Montgomery

  • Saturday 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM in Montgomery

Position 2 - Part-Time in Montgomery and Anderson (26+ hours/week)

  • Monday 2:00-9:00 PM in Anderson

  • Thursday 2:00-9:00 PM in Montgomery

  • Friday 2:00-7:15 PM in Montgomery

  • Saturday 9:00 AM-4:30 PM in Montgomery

  • Opportunity for additional hours periodically

*On rare occasions there will be the need to work in another location for a day, attend a staff meeting in another location, or assist with a recital in our Anderson location.

**All members of the admin team are required to participate in a phone conference call (from home is fine) every Tuesday from 2:00-2:30 PM.


Compensation starts at $12/hr for training, and after training has been successfully completed compensation is $14/hour. Additional raises and/or promotions may be granted upon growth and time with the company. Small monthly performance bonuses and discounted music lessons are available to employees. Paid Time Off, a company Health Insurance option, and a SIMPLE IRA retirement plan option are available for full-time employees. The part-time position may have growth opportunity to become a full-time position if interested.


When you join this team, you’re joining an environment that will leave you feeling fulfilled, excited, and supported every day. Joining a small team in a small business that is quickly growing gives you the unique opportunity to really make your mark on the company and contribute to the vision and growth through your own creativity and unique skill set. We have a warm, family-like atmosphere while also having an incredibly strong structure and set of processes in place to keep everything organized. The teamwork, camaraderie, and fun, relaxed social environment combined with high expectations for growth and performance, creates an unstoppable combination of success.

You’ll notice that our application process is more involved than simply submitting your resume. That’s because this job is worth it. If you feel like you would be a good fit for one of these positions and would enjoy it, we would love for you to apply and look forward to reviewing your application!


Working at CSM has been nothing but a positive experience for me! The Directors and staff are so welcoming and so encouraging, and personally, I have grown so much in a professional and administrative sense! The lessons I’ve learned and the relationships I have made from working at CSM will stay with me for a lifetime!
— Allie, General Manager

Being with CSM has brought me such personal and professional growth. All the Administrative staff is welcoming and friendly and the Directors really care about their staff and really help to put your best foot forward. I will always be grateful for the opportunity to be a part of CSM.
— Leslie, Assistant Manager

Working here at CSM for almost two years now has been one of the most rewarding experiences. CSM has such a fun and supportive team of office staff, and the Directors are the absolute best! I can’t think of a better place to work!
— Kristine, Special Events Coordinator

I LOVE my job and have since the moment I started at the Cincinnati School of Music almost five years ago. I have gained so much in my time here, from career development to family. I have never worked anywhere else where the bosses care about their employees as much as the owners and Directors at CSM do. I am so lucky to work with the CSM team, my co-workers are my best friends and will be in my life forever now. I love being surrounded by music and creativity all day. CSM all around is the best place to work in Cincinnati!
— Alex, Teacher Coordinator


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