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We are currently looking for qualified candidates in the following regions:

  • DMV area, including Washington DC, MD Beltway area, and NOVA
  • NC Triangle area Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill
  • Chicago, IL
  • Chicago suburbs including DuPage County, Elmhurst, Mokena/Tinley Park
  • Bronx, NY and Fairfield Co, CT area
  • Boston, MA

IN-SCHOOL MUSIC TEACHER: VIOLIN, PIANO, or GUITAR

Music Kids is looking for enthusiastic educators to join our team for the 2022-2023 school year, and for the current school year in-progress, to teach beginning level violin, piano, and guitar. Music Kids is an instrumental education program offering small group classes (usually between 2-4 students each) on-site at our local partner schools.

We are looking for enthusiastic and open-minded educators interested in teaching very young students, ages 3 and up. We’re hiring 1) music teachers who want to expand their horizons, and 2) classroom teachers who want to pivot their careers back into music.

The Organization:

Music Kids exists to enrich and improve student development by bringing musical instrument education programs into the local school environment.

To date, Music Kids has taught thousands of students at over 40 active partner schools throughout DC, MD, VA, IL, MA, CT, NC, and PA. The organization is hiring qualified individuals to work as Music Kids Faculty Members on-site at its local partner schools.

The Position:

Faculty Member teaching small group classes in one or more of our area partner schools, including paid time outside of classes to manage student records, provide meaningful learning updates to parents, and to support students virtually.

What’s Involved:

Positions involve a combination of teaching and program management within the local partner school(s) in which the Faculty Member is placed. Responsibilities include:

  • In-school: teaching and student performances
  • Out-of-School: parent communication, lesson planning, scheduling, progress reporting, supplementary virtual learning
  • Promoting the program and driving enrollment at partner school events throughout the year
  • Participating in professional development opportunities through collaboration with senior resident Faculty Members and staff

The Ideal Candidate:

  • Has at least 1-2 years of teaching experience, either in music classes OR a traditional classroom setting, through a university program, privately, or with an organization
  • Is able or willing to teach more than one instrument at a beginning level, or ideally all three (curricular resources and assistance for your non-primary instruments are available!)
  • Has a strong interest in working with a wide range of student age groups, especially beginning level students (including 3-5 y/o)
  • Has an open mind and creative approach to teaching
  • Is passionate about having a direct impact on the primary education system in this country
  • Is comfortable teaching students in small groups of 3-4 students
  • Has the ability to be flexible in teaching style, so they can take parents and students “where they’re at” terms of interest and commitment
  • Takes initiative and is confident working independently to represent the organization as an employee (i.e. not a contractor) at our partner schools
  • Is able to work closely with an office staff in administrative and professional development functions
  • Is consistent, timely, proactive, and possesses friendly verbal and written communication skills
  • Is comfortable working daily in email, internal instant messaging, company databases, digital timekeeping, and other online resources to manage activities
  • Owns a car to commute to/from our partner schools (optional in some cases, but strongly preferred)

The Hours:

  • Ability to commit through one academic year at a time (at a minimum: up through our year-ending date of June 15th)
  • Must have scheduling availability on several weekdays during in-school hours (9am-3pm) and/or afterschool hours (3pm-6pm), contingent upon what partner school opportunities are currently available in your area
  • Part-time positions (w/o benefits) and full-time positions (w/ benefits) are available
  • Hourly wages commensurate with relevant teaching experience, additional graduate degrees, and teaching certifications
  • Applicants must reside in and be legally qualified to work in the United States and must submit to customary background checks

Please apply directly through our website by Clicking here. You may also upload your professional resume and cover letter to Indeed.

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