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MYCincinnati Percussion Teaching Artist (part-time)
Cincinnati, OH


Percussion Teaching Artist Duties 

  • Lead percussion classes, including Percussion Ensemble, and Wind Ensemble percussion sectionals 
  • Teach, lead, and plan class curriculum, decide class structure, choose repertoire 
  • Teach at the beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels 
  • Teach percussion instruments, technique, and musicianship 
  • Attend, lead students, and assist with set-up and tear-down at all MYCincinnati concerts (4 times a year after program hours). 
  • Communicate frequently with staff, volunteers, subs, and parents 
  • Help supervise students as they arrive and depart 
  • Maintain percussion instrument inventory 
  • Condition and quality of percussion instruments 
  • Database of percussion instruments on Sharepoint 
  • Facilitate acquisition of accessories, supplies, and new instruments 
  • Update Wind Ensemble budget as needed 
  • Assist MYCincinnati Director as needed with additional tasks


  • Training, certification, and/or degree on at least one percussion instrument or group of instruments  
  • Understanding of, and some ability to play, all concert band percussion instruments and drum set 
  • Must be flexible, patient, self-aware, have excellent communication skills, and able to receive constructive feedback from Director and TAs.  
  • Have a deep understanding of MYCincinnati’s mission and core values 
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail 
  • Excellent classroom management skills. Able to teach large groups of students as the sole Teaching Artist in the classroom 

Strong Positives 

  • Degree in Music Education 
  • Previous experience teaching ensembles or group lessons with a diverse range of instruments 
  • An exceptional knowledge of a variety of teaching practices 
  • An active creative, artistic, and/or performing life 
  • Availability to teach at MYCincinnati’s summer camp 
  • Ability to use music notation software and create musical arrangements 
  • Conducting experience 
  • Fluency in or some knowledge of Spanish 

To apply, please send a SINGLE PDF document to that includes: 

  1. Cover letter discussing your interest in this position and qualifications 
  1. Resume 
  1. Link to a teaching video if possible 
  1. Read through MYCincinnati’s Core Values (We’re Hiring | MYCincinnati) and in 500 words or less, discuss how one or more of them resonates with your teaching philosophy.  

Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Interviews will be conducted starting in June 2024

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