Music Specialist, Harlem Children's Zone

New York, NY, US
Aug 09, 2019
The Music Specialist will be responsible for assisting with the instruction of their component, which is part of an after-school arts program for our high school students. The ideal candidate will possessed the skills to engage our middle & high school students to develop the skills of self expression through the arts.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Lead small groups of students in acquisition of performance skills specific to their instrument
  • Guide students in rehearsal of appropriate musical materials - songs, skits, band performances, chamber ensembles, etc
  • Prepare age, and skill appropriate, lesson plans to be reviewed by supervisors before being taught
  • Share a love of music and an enthusiasm that enriches the lives of children
  • Teach weekly program sessions
  • Act as a role model for high-school students
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications, Skills and Knowledge Requirements
  • A commitment to the mission and programs of HCZ
  • Conservatory training and/or university-level experience in Music is preferred (college students currently pursuing degree-level work are also encouraged to apply)
  • Must have at least 2 years teaching experience
  • Multiple years of experience in at least one of the following instruments: piano, drums, guitar, brass, and/or woodwind
  • Passion and experience with arts education, particularly involving middle and high-school aged youth
  • Flexibility, creativity and enthusiasm for young people
  • Excellent planning, organization, and time management skills
  • Ability to provide consistent and positive instruction
  • Ability to work flexible schedule, available days and evenings

To be considered, interested applicants must submit a cover letter and resume. No telephone inquiries or recruiters please. Replies will only be sent to qualified applicants. HCZ is an EOE.

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