We are currently looking for qualified candidates in the following regions:
- DMV area, including Washington DC, MD Beltway area, and NOVA
- Chicago, IL
- Chicago suburbs including DuPage County, Evanston, Mokena/Tinley Park
- Fairfield Co, CT area
- Philadelphia, PA
- St. Louis, MO
- Seattle, WA
- Los Angeles, CA
- Boston, MA
Music Kids is looking for enthusiastic educators to join our team for the 2023-2024 school year to teach beginning level violin, piano, and guitar. Music Kids is an instrumental education program offering small group classes to students across six states and the District of Columbia. Our program is expanding, and this fall we will be launching a series of new partnerships in Philadelphia, St. Louis, Seattle, and Los Angeles. We are looking for leaders interested in helping steward successful Music Kids programs at our newest partner school campuses.
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. Ability to teach violin and guitar/piano is strongly preferred but not required to apply. Curriculum resources and assistance are available to learn the basics for beginner level teaching of all three instruments!
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, IL, MA, NY, CT, and PA. The organization is hiring qualified individuals to work as Music Kids Faculty Members on-site at its local partner schools.
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.
- Ability to commit through one academic year at a time. Teaching faculty positions are typically 10 months (mid Aug – mid June)
- Opportunities to extend employment for the additional 2 summer months
- 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
- Annual salary ranges for full-time (40 hr/week) 10 month positions from Year 1 to Year 5: $45,760 – $68,640.
- Additional benefits available for employees working 20+ hours include PTO, retirement, and medical. Above average commute time bonuses available for all employees
- Applicants must reside in and be legally qualified to work in the United States, and must submit to customary background checks
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, particularly during registration in Aug/Sept
- 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)
- 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 and creative in teaching style with an open mind, so they can take parents and students “where they’re at” in terms of interest and commitment
- Takes initiative and is confident working independently to represent the organization as an employee at our partner schools
- Has experience with leadership or project management
- Is able to work closely with an office staff in administrative and professional development functions
- Is reliable, organized, timely, 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)