Job Posting 8/20/12: Music Teacher, Non-Profit Organization

| August 20, 2012

Music Teachers Needed – 9/2012

Education Through Music (ETM) is a New York City non-profit organization that provides inner-city schools with quality music programs. ETM forms long-term partnerships with both public and private schools, helping them to provide comprehensive, sequential music and arts instruction to all students. We help schools integrate arts and academic curricula to enhance learning in both areas.

ETM Music teachers provide full school year music programs for grades PreK through 8th grade in both NYC public and parochial schools. Teaching schedules vary from 2 to 5 days per week, and run continuously from September to June. Typically, teachers see the same students once per week for the entire school year with class sized averaging 20 to 25 students. The daily teaching schedule for all positions follows a typical school day beginning approximately 8:00am and ending near 3:00pm.

ETM favors candidates who seek a leadership role and embrace the opportunity to take ownership of their program in building it as an indispensible part of their school’s culture and identity. Applicants should have a minimum of a BA in music or the fine arts (Music Education a plus) with previous teaching experience in a classroom setting. ETM prefers those holding or pursuing certifitaion and seeks to support thier career advancement.

Job responsibilities include acting as school music faculty, coordination and development of the in-school music program with program staff, and producing two all-school concerts each year.

Each music teacher’s program is designed in consultation with ETM Program Staff and based on ETM’s curriculum and benchmarks. Lesson planning is required and will be reviewed on a regular basis. Health benefits (employee contributed) and sick days are offered. We provide all ETM Music Teachers with ongoing professional development and training.

All those invited to interview will be asked to present mock lesson specific to the discipline of the desired position.

General Music (Choral) Accepting applications for 9/2012 Our General Music teachers are responsible for building a musical foundation for all students. Instilling a love and appreciation for music through a comprehensive and sequential music curriculum is the key to a successful program. Pedagogical approach is Orff influenced, and we provide many tools and resources including hand-percussion, Orff instruments, handbells, keyboards, recorders, guitars and technology. Singing, conducting, keyboard, guitar, and presentation skills are all pluses. Two concerts per year are produced in which all students perform.

General Music (String Orchestra) Accepting applications for 9/2012 Our orchestra teachers are responsible for teaching violin, viola, cello, and bass to beginning and intermediate orchestra students, grades 4 – 8. Orchestra is an elective, and is not required, but all students in grades 4 – 8  are eligible to participate. There are two key components to our instrumental program:  Pull-out lessons and orchestra rehearsals.  Qualified applicants should be comfortable teaching individual lessons and running large group rehearsals with 40 – 70 students.  Orchestra rehearsals will take place outside the regularly scheduled school day, but each participant will have a group lesson once per week during the school day on a rotating pull-out basis.  Please note we prefer a combination of pedagogical approaches. In addition, the orchestra teacher may teach some general music classes with students ranging from Prek through 8th grade.  Please see General music job description for details on that component of the position.

Links to ETM applications online here