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Cello Resident Musician
Providence RI

Community MusicWorks

The Resident Musician position involves teaching cello lessons for students in CMW’s El Sistema-inspired Daily Orchestra Program, as well as co-leading rehearsals for the Daily Orchestra’s Lower and Upper Elementary orchestras. The position also includes performing chamber music regularly as a member of the MusicWorks Collective. Essential qualities for applicants would be enthusiasm for teaching elementary-school-aged children, a solid grasp of teaching  the fundamentals of cello playing, a willingness to lead group activities, and comfort with collaboration and communication, both with colleagues and families of students. Other beneficial qualities for applicants include flexibility and adaptability, a willingness to learn, experience with non-classical genres of music, ability to improvise and teach improvisation, interest in/experience with elements of program coordination, fluency in Spanish or other non-English language, as well as a genuine sense of humor and enjoyment in leading/creating silly activities and games. The position has some built in flexibility depending on the interests and strengths of the successful candidate, and we’re always looking for candidates who can bring something unique to the program.


The successful applicant will be joining a community of musicians who are passionate about exploring and building the connections between music and social justice, who are dedicated to continual growth and learning, who strive to build strong relationships with young musicians and their families, and who enjoy the challenges of both collaborative and individual work. 


The start date for this position is August 19, 2024. The position is envisioned at 30 hours/week, including many weekends and evenings, during the academic year.  The position includes health and dental benefits and offers a salary range of $34,000-$39,000, depending on experience. 


CMW is an equal opportunity employer, and is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty that reflects the neighborhoods in which we are situated.  Women, individuals who identify as LGBTQ+, and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.  Studies have shown that women and people of color may be less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet every one of the qualifications listed. We are interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and would encourage you to apply for this position even if you don’t meet every one of the qualifications listed.


The position will remain open until filled, and applications will be reviewed immediately, with interviews scheduled in June and July. To apply, please send the materials listed below to

Salary: $34,000-$39,000
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