Children learning music at the River Music Experience


Join our team and contribute to our mission of
improving our community with the power of music!

Your perspective and lived experience help us achieve our mission!

A core value of Common Chord is representation, ensuring our community is reflected at all levels of our organization and leadership. We seek to share ownership of our mission with all people in our community, and recognize that everyone has something valuable to contribute. We only succeed in our work when we represent, serve, and partner with all the diverse facets of our community.

We highly encourage applications from candidates with lived experiences that can add to a more complete understanding of our community, especially those from marginalized communities.

We recognize that studies have shown that people of color and women are less likely to apply to jobs if they do not meet 100% of the listed requirements. If you feel that you would be successful in any role, please do not hesitate to apply.

Common Chord provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.




(Paid part-time, non-exempt, tipped.)

Common Chord is seeking reliable and customer service-oriented bartenders to join our team to work occasional concerts and rental events.

Common Chord bartenders provide friendly and consistent bar service during events, primarily in the Redstone Room and the Skybridge Courtyard.

The frequency of concerts and private rental events fluctuates depending on the season. We are seeking a bartender that would be interested in an occasional serving gig, typically averaging a few nights per month.

Note: While not required, the ideal candidate will speak Spanish and English.

We highly encourage applications from candidates with lived experiences that can add to a more complete understanding of our community, especially those from marginalized communities.

The starting pay rate for this position is $8.15 per hour, plus tips.

Other benefits: All active Common Chord employees (including part-time) receive free admission to all Common Chord events.


Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

Event Duties
-Ensure all patrons are served in a courteous and timely manner
-Follow the organization’s policies and rules, and the direction of the Bar Manager and Finance & Operations Director
-Assists with prep/opening duties and cleanup/closing duties as directed

Other Duties
-Provides consistent, clear, and timely communication with supervisor(s) about availability and schedule
-Acts as a positive representative of Common Chord to the general public
-Other duties as assigned by the Finance & Operations Director or Executive Director.

To Apply:
Send an email to Finance & Operations Director Emily McBride emcbride@commonchordqc.org. A resume and cover letter are welcome, but not required. If you do not have a resume, please share your customer service experience that you think is relevant to this position.


Sound EngineerS:

We have occasional openings for trained Sound Engineers. If you already have significant experience working as a sound engineer in live concert settings, and would like to learn more about joining our Sound Engineer team, email Executive Director Tyson Danner at tdanner@commonchordqc.org

Volunteer Training Opportunity:
Through our Redstone Room and other concert presentations, we provide a volunteer learning opportunity for sound engineers seeking to gain more experience. Anyone with some minimal, basic experience with sound equipment and production can coordinate times to shadow a staff Sound Engineer during concerts. This opportunity is designed as a way to gain more experience and progress toward independent ability as a sound engineer.

If you are interested in this learning opportunity, please send an email to Executive Director Tyson Danner at tdanner@commonchordqc.org.  



(Paid guest artist opportunity.)
The InTune Mentorship Program is an educational program designed to inspire, educate, interact, & cultivate young people through music. Our program takes place after school at multiple sites in the QC area. Common Chord’s staff mentors create educational musical experiences with an emphasis on building positive mentoring relationships.

We are seeking music industry professionals (performers, engineers, promoters, etc.) to visit our InTune program and share their experience. Visits may take the form of short performances, Q&A sessions, and/or just hanging out with our crew.

Visiting Artists are expected to be comfortable working with youth in structured settings, and to understand appropriate interactions, boundaries, and content for youth between 1st grade and 7th grade.

Our Visiting Artists are paid for their time.

To learn more or express your interest in visiting the InTune program, end an email to InTune Lead Mentor CJ Parker at cparker@commonchordqc.org