Trenton Community Music School is Hiring for 2017-18!

 

Position:  Violin/Viola Teaching Artist for the Trenton Music Makers program, Grant Elementary School site

Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday as assigned, from 3:15 and 5:45; Sept 2017 - June 2018

Pay:  Hourly rate based on experience

Reports To: Program Director, with a strong dotted-line relationship with the Site Coordinator

Duties:

  • Teach small-group lessons for students in the 3rd, 4th and 5th grades
  • Attend 3-4 student performances during the year, playing to support the section
  • Implement Trenton Music Makers curriculum, in coordination with the full team of teaching artists
  • Work creatively with outside consultants, musicians and organizations to enhance the development of the program
  • Participate in the supervision of students, including transition and snack time
  • Communicate with parents
  • Attend occasional staff meetings and professional-development sessions
  • Collaborate in any documentation of the program that may take place, to include photography, filming, or recording

Required Qualifications:

  • Mastery of violin or viola, and some ability with both
  • Experience teaching beginning violin, viola and/or cello
  • Ability to work effectively with young people from racially and culturally diverse communities
  • Passion for creating impact on the lives of young people through music
  • Commitment to creating a positive atmosphere that fosters mutual respect among teachers, students, parents and colleagues
  • Strong organization skills, matched by kindness, a sense of humor, and readiness to adapt
  • Professionalism and commitment to excellence
  • Successfully pass a background check

Strong Positives:

  • Experience teaching in group lessons
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish
  • Experience in El Sistema-inspired programs

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Position:  Cello Teaching Artist for the Trenton Music Makers program, Dunn Middle School site

Hours: Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2:30 - 5:00pm, Sept 2017 - June 2018.

Pay:  Hourly rate based on experience

Reports To: Program Director, with a strong dotted-line relationship with the Site Coordinator

Duties:

  • Teach small-group lessons for students in the 6th, 7th and 8th grades
  • Attend 3-4 student performances during the year, playing to support the section
  • Implement Trenton Music Makers curriculum, in coordination with the full team of teaching artists
  • Work creatively with outside consultants, musicians and organizations to enhance the development of the program
  • Participate in the supervision of students, including transition and snack time
  • Communicate with parents
  • Attend occasional staff meetings and professional-development sessions
  • Collaborate in any documentation of the program that may take place, to include photography, filming, or recording

Required Qualifications:

  • Mastery of cello
  • Experience teaching beginning violin, viola and/or cello
  • Ability to work effectively with young people from racially and culturally diverse communities
  • Passion for creating impact on the lives of young people through music
  • Commitment to creating a positive atmosphere that fosters mutual respect among teachers, students, parents and colleagues
  • Strong organization skills, matched by kindness, a sense of humor, and readiness to adapt
  • Professionalism and commitment to excellence
  • Successfully pass a background check

Strong Positives:

  • Experience teaching in group lessons
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish
  • Experience in El Sistema-inspired programs

Does this sound like you? Then send resume and cover letter to Trenton Community Music School at info@trentoncommunitymusic.org, with the subject “Trenton Music Makers Violin/Viola Teaching Artist position” or "Trenton Music Makers Cello Teaching Artist position," as the case may be.