YMA is seeking part-time string and general music Teaching Artists for the 2021-2022 program year. Come join our team!

Young Musicians of Alamance

Teaching Artist (Strings) Part-Time Job Description

 

About Young Musicians of Alamance (YMA):  

Young Musicians of Alamance (YMA) is 501c3 nonprofit organization that offers instrumental and  general music education to elementary, middle, and high school students. YMA follows the philosophy of El Sistema, which focuses on developing each child's sense of social emotional  learning, musicianship, and sense of community inclusion. The majority of our students attend schools where 85% or more students qualify for free lunch. Students that qualify for free or reduced  lunch receive free music lessons. If a student is not on free or reduced lunch, they may participate in  the program for a fee. 

Young Musicians of Alamance is looking for a part-time Teaching Artist for our string program serving 3-6 hours a week to support in teaching string music to school-age students. 

Teaching Artist Duties: 

  1. Teaching private instruction to students of all ages, from beginning to intermediate levels.

  2. Teaching hours to include after-school hours (2:30-5:30 pm). Days and schools with ABSS are yet to be determined due to COVID-19 and the local school’s policies and procedures on programs returning. On Saturdays rehearsals occur from 10-1 pm with teaching artists reporting from 9:30-1:30 pm at First Reformed United Church of Christ located at 513 W Front St, Burlington NC 27214. 

  3. Conduct and assist in performance opportunities which may occasionally occur outside of typical teaching hours. Advanced notice and coordination of all Teaching Artist’ schedules will be considered.  

  4. Display and teach proper posture, technique, maintenance, and intonation on all string instruments (violin, viola, cello, bass) for students.

  5. Ability to find new and engaging repertoire for students to engage in weekly. Comfort with incorporating technology in the classroom. 

  6. Perform general teaching artist expectations in accordance with the guidelines listed in the Faculty Handbook, including completing attendance, time sheets, and maintaining excellent customer service for students and families.

  7. Must communicate effectively, efficiently, and within a timely manner (24-48 hours) with staff and administration. 

 

Additional Skills: 

  • Must have a knowledge of teaching and playing orchestral string instruments with preference for violin or viola. 

  • Have a passion for music education and working with children. 

  • Ability to work collaboratively as a team and take direction from administration.

  • Demonstrate professionalism at all times and act as a role model for students.

  • Fluency in Spanish would be a plus! 

  • Previous knowledge of El Sistema is preferred. Reference books and on-line materials about El Sistema are available for those not familiar. 

Additional Job Insights: 

  • A degree in music education preferred. Applicants may also be working towards receiving a degree in music education or have previous teaching experience. 

  • Pay rate: $15-22/hr depending on experience and education. 

  • Hourly requirements: 3-6 hours / week 

  • Virtual teaching available until in-person

  • May have the month of July off as well as some weeks in June and August.  

Interested applicants may send a resume and optional cover letter to Executive Director, Alexandra Arpajian at ymofa1@gmail.com.

Young Musicians of Alamance

Teaching Artist (General Music) Part-Time Job Description

 

About Young Musicians of Alamance (YMA):  

Young Musicians of Alamance (YMA) is 501c3 nonprofit organization that offers instrumental and  general music education to elementary, middle, and high school students. YMA follows the philosophy of El Sistema, which focuses on developing each child's sense of social emotional  learning, musicianship, and sense of community inclusion. The majority of our students attend schools where 85% or more students qualify for free lunch. Students that qualify for free or reduced  lunch receive free music lessons. If a student is not on free or reduced lunch, they may participate in  the program for a fee. 

Young Musicians of Alamance is looking for a part-time Teaching Artist for our general music program serving 3-6 hours a week to support in teaching string music to school-age students. Students studying general music participate in singing, movement, percussion, and ukulele. 

Teaching Artist Duties: 

 

  1. Teaching private instruction to students of all ages, from beginning to advanced levels.

  2. Teaching hours to include after-school hours (2:30-5:30 pm). Days and schools with ABSS are yet to be determined due to COVID-19 and the local school’s policies and procedures on programs returning. On Saturdays rehearsals occur from 10-1 pm with teaching artists reporting from 9:30-1:30 pm at First Reformed United Church of Christ located at 513 W Front St, Burlington NC 27214. 

  3. Conduct and assist in performance opportunities which may occasionally occur outside of typical teaching hours. Advanced notice and coordination of all Teaching Artists’ schedules will be considered.  

  4. Display and teach proper posture, technique, and maintenance of instruments (voice, percussion, ukulele) for students.

  5. Ability to find new and engaging repertoire for students to engage in weekly. Comfort with incorporating technology in the classroom. 

  6. Perform general teaching artist expectations in accordance with the guidelines listed in the Faculty Handbook, including completing attendance, time sheets, and maintaining excellent customer service for students and families.

  7. Must communicate effectively, efficiently, and within a timely manner (24-48 hours) with staff and administration. 

 

Additional Skills: 

  • Must have a knowledge of teaching and playing instruments associated with the general music curriculum (voice, percussion, ukulele). Preference for demonstrating proper head voice, chest voice, and intonation when singing.  

  • Have a passion for music education and working with children. 

  • Ability to work collaboratively as a team and take direction from administration.

  • Demonstrate professionalism at all times.

  • Fluency in Spanish would be a plus! 

  • Previous knowledge of El Sistema is preferred. Reference books and on-line materials about El Sistema are available for those not familiar. 

 

Additional Job Insights: 

  • A degree in music education preferred. Applicants may also be working towards receiving a degree in music education. 

  • Pay rate: $15-22/hr depending on experience and education. 

  • Hourly requirements: 3-6 hours / week 

  • Virtual teaching available until in-person

  • May have the month of July off as well as some weeks in June and August.  

Interested applicants may send a resume and cover letter to Executive Director, Alexandra  Arpajian at ymofa1@gmail.com.