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Strings Teaching Artists (2 positions)

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Position: Strings Teaching Artist (2 positions)
Site: Carver Elementary School
|Status:  Part-Time
Pay: Salaried, $9736, preferred experience rate (over 18 pay periods)
Employment Period: 8-10 hrs. per week (September-June)
Start Date: September (Summer 2022 work may be available)
Benefits: Paid personal days, paid dental insurance
Reports to:  Program Manager
Close Date: Until Filled


The String Teaching Artist’s main responsibility is to teach proper instrument technique to our Level 2 (beginner), Level 3 (intermediate), Level 4 (intermediate/advanced) string students. One position will work with our violin and viola musicians, and the other position will work with our cello and bass musicians.  The Strings Teaching Artist should be available Mondays through Fridays from 2:45 pm to 5:15 pm.  Carver Elementary School is located at 6160 Jefferson Avenue, Newport News, VA. This position would be joining a team of teaching artists whose passions lie in building a stronger framework for student lives through the study of music.


  • Act as a role model for students
  • Consistently hold high standards for student musicians
  • Teach proper instrument technique
  • Prepare appropriate pieces for performance
  • Perform for students regularly
  • Assist during snack time
  • Assist between session transitions
  • Attend field trips when required
  • Keep a record of student progress and fill out trimester evaluations
  • Communicate student’s progress to parents/guardians
  • Attend professional development sessions
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications & Requirements:

  • Preferred: Bachelors degree in music with an emphasis on strings pedagogy/performance
    Will consider advanced collegiate students at a reduced salary range
  • Strong classroom management skills
  • Desire to work within a social change environment
  • Ability to interact and communicate clearly with a variety of ages (1st grade through Adults)
  • Great interpersonal skills
  • Highly Organized
  • Self-starter
  • Punctual
  • Familiarity with Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, and Classroom
  • Reliable Transportation
  • Employment is contingent upon a background check
  • Must be able to work some nights and weekends due to performances or trips
  • Finalists will teach and perform on their principal instrument at the interview.

Application Procedure:

To apply please mail or email cover letter and resume/curriculum vita to:

11713 Jefferson Ave. Ste. C #473
Newport News, VA 23606



Soundscapes, Inc. is a nonprofit, educational, intervention organization that instills transformative life skills in under-resourced children in our community, using intensive music study and frequent ensemble performances.

Tagged as: bass, cello, strings, viola, violin

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