Website Price Hill Will
MYCincinnati String Teaching Artist
About MYCincinnati & Price Hill Will: MYCincinnati (Music for Youth in Cincinnati) is a free, daily youth orchestra program for children in Price Hill. Founded in 2011 on the idea that persoal transformation can be achieved by striving toward musical excellence, students enrolled in MYCincinnati have the opportunity to learn an orchestral instrument or voice, and play in an ensemble. MYC is inspired by El Sistema, the Venezuelan national youth orchestra network that uses music as a vehicle for social change. MYCincinnati is a program of Price Hill Will, the community development corporation for the three Price Hill neighborhoods. Price Hill Will’s mission is to improve the quality of life for all residents of Price Hill using an equitable, creative, and asset-based approach to physical, civic, social, and economic development.
Position, Hours & Pay
6-11 hours of instruction per week (programming hours are 3:45 – 6:15 pm, M-F), plus paid time for lesson preparation, travel, and a weekly staff meeting. This job begins in September 2023 and is paid at a rate of $30/hour. Ideal candidates will have the ability to teach violin,
viola, cello, and bass, with a specialization in one instrument.
String Teaching Artist Duties
-Lead string classes, small ensembles, and orchestra rehearsals for all levels
-Teach, lead, and plan class curriculum, decide class structure, and create musical arrangements if needed.
-Teach at the beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels
-Teach string instruments, technique, and musicianship
-Cultivate a culture of learning, fun, and compassion
-Foster the highest level of musicianship in students
-Think creatively about addressing student needs
-Critically reflect on teaching practices through the lens of equity
-Work as part of a team of passionate & diverse teaching artists
-Receive teaching feedback with an open mind
-Communicate frequently with staff, volunteers, and parents
-Help supervise students as they arrive and depart
-Contribute to the neighborhood community
-Assist Program Director as needed with additional tasks
-Maintain database of string instruments
-Maintain supply of string instruments, within budget
-Professional-level performer on at least one string instrument
-Understanding of, and some ability to play multiple string instruments
-Must be flexible, patient, and have excellent communication skills
-Able to effectively teach a variety of ages and/or levels in one group
-Have an understanding of MYCincinnati’s mission and core values
-Be able to work as part of a diverse team
-Excellent organizational skills and attention to details
-Excellent classroom management skills. Able to teach groups of 15-30 students as the only Teaching Artist
-An exceptional knowledge of different teaching practices
-An active creative, artistic, and/or performing life-Commitment to a growth mindset and equity
-Self-aware, socially conscious, and able to take constructive criticism
-Conducting, arranging, and/or composing experience
-Fluency in/some knowledge of Spanish
To apply please send a SINGLE PDF document to email@example.com that includes:
1. Cover letter discussing your interest in this position and qualifications
3. Link to a teaching video (if possible)
4. One of MYCincinnati’s core values is “Building Bridges, not walls. Nurturing, fostering, and celebrating growth.” In 500 words or less, discuss how this idea resonates with your teaching philosophy, and how this applies to how you navigate a situation in the classroom, with colleagues, and in a diverse community.
Price Hill Will does not discriminate in hiring or service delivery based on race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin or ancestry, veteran status, or physical or mental disability unrelated to an individual’s ability to perform the job, in accordance with applicable laws.