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K-2 Music Fundamentals Teaching Artist

  • Part Time
  • Alameda, CA
  • Salary: $35-40/hr; based on experience 

Website Bay Area Music Project

Position Type: Part-time, Non-Exempt. 10-12 hours weekly, plus occasional evening and/or weekend hours. Possibility of additional teaching hours for in-school Kindergarten classes. (August-June)

Hours of Work: Flexible depending on schedule; 1:50 – 6:00 pm M, T, TH, F; 1:30 – 6:00 pm on Wednesdays.

ORGANIZATIONAL OVERVIEW
Bay Area Music Project (BAMP) is an after-school music education program supporting the academic and social-emotional needs of children in lower-income communities. We provide high-quality music instruction, engaging enrichment, and academic assistance regardless of abilities and circumstances. Our staff embraces both the social and musical mission of our program — they nurture both the individual person and the musician at the same time.

JOB SUMMARY
Bay Area Music Project seeks a dynamic, inspiring K-2 Music Teaching Artist for its after-school program in Alameda, CA. This Teaching Artist will help students grow in their enjoyment, appreciation, and performance of music through various planned, age-appropriate music experiences, including singing, moving to music, playing instruments and listening, and performing other duties directly related to this job description.

Responsibilities

  • Provide a safe, innovative and positive learning environment where students can learn vocal techniques, explore basic music theory, rhythm, and movement
  • Collaborate with the Music Director and fellow Teaching Artists to implement curriculum, pedagogy and values, music arrangements, and plan combined performances
  • Provide assessment of students’ musical and behavioral progress
  • Act as a mentor to and build a positive rapport with each student
  • Attend occasional professional-development sessions and planning meetings
  • Supervise children any time outside of music instruction as necessary or directed
  • Take attendance under the guidelines provided by the Program Director
  • Assist with performances, special events and field trips

The ideal candidate

  • Has at least 1-year experience teaching group music lessons to students of different ages/abilities
  • Is experienced in creating and implement culturally responsive curriculum
  • Is passionate about creating an impact on the lives of young people through music
  • Has strong classroom management skills, appropriate for early childhood age students
  • Has a flexible schedule that allows for a commitment to the program for a school year
  • Can communicate comfortably and respectfully with students, families, and administration
  • Has strong organization skills, matched by a sense of humor and readiness to adapt
  • A proven ability to differentiate instruction to meet individual needs
  • Has the ability to play at least one instrument proficiently
  • Must pass live scan fingerprinting (background check) and provide negative TB tests and proof of Covid vaccination

Educational Requirements: Bachelor’s degree (or in progress) in music education or performance

Pay: Hourly rate range $35-40/hr; based on experience

Interested candidates, please send cover letter and résumé to: Lorrie Murray, Executive Director (lorrie@bayareamusicproject.org) and Audrey Reyes, Program Manager (audrey@bayareamusicproject.org)

For more information about Bay Area Music Project, please visit: www.bayareamusicproject.org

Bay Area Music Project does not discriminate based on race, creed, color, religious belief, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, veteran status, physical or mental disability or any other protected status in the admission or access to or employment in its programs and activities.

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