Piedmont East Bay Children’s Choir Part-Time Teaching Assistant Position

posted on September 10, 2017

  • We are looking for a Teaching Assistant for Concert Choir (ages 9 – 14), our youngest touring choir. 
  • This year we have over 60 singers enrolled in this level.  
  • We are looking for a part-time Teaching Assistant who will help with classroom management, light administrative duties (attendance, record keeping and theory workbook grading) and section rehearsals.    
  • If desired and with the right skill set, this person could also occasionally lead the entire choir in musicianship activities and vocal warmups.
  • For the right person, this would be a tremendous opportunity to experience the Kodály method at work in an international class regional children’s choir.

Position Summary: 

  1. We are looking for a Kodály based teacher or conductor in training.
  2. Regular hours are Tuesday and Thursday afternoons (3:50 p.m. to 6:10 p.m.), September to June.
  3. Hourly compensation negotiable.
  4. Responsibilities include help with classroom management and light administrative duties during rehearsal and section rehearsals.
  5. Potential for additional opportunities to lead warmups and musicianship activities.

Contact: Andrew Brown, Concert Choir Director, Piedmont East Bay Children’s Choir, at andrewbrown01@comcast.net.

Crowden Music Center Part-Time Chorus Teacher Position

posted on September 8, 2017

Part-Time Faculty Opening, Fall 2017: Children’s Chorus Teacher

Crowden Music Center seeks a part-time chorus teacher to start in Fall 2017

Crowden is a Berkeley non-profit organization that combines music and education to nurture, develop, and inspire students of all ages. Founded in 1983 by Scottish violinist Anne Crowden, today Crowden serves an annual audience of 11,500 with a rich array of workshops, events, and concerts. Each year, more than 1,400 music students of all ages and levels of ability participate in Crowden’s private lessons, music classes, ensembles, and summer programs. Crowden’s flagship program is The Crowden School: a coeducational day school for grades four through eight that provides a distinguished education with chamber music at the core. In addition, Crowden is an active center for music rehearsals, performances, and recitals for students and professional musicians

We are currently seeking a chorus teacher to teach our Level II Children’s Chorus. The Crowden Children’s Chorus meets on Saturday mornings from 9:30–10:30am, and the members range in age from 7–12. The group has grown in recent years and we see the need to add a 2nd level for an older age range from about 11–15. The new chorus teacher would be the founding director for this Level II group, and would have the opportunity to grow the program over time. The Level I Chorus, and a smaller Chamber Singers group, will continue to be conducted by our current choral teacher. The Chorus meets on a 14-week semester schedule, from early September to mid-December, and from late January to mid-May. Each semester culminates with a public recital.

Qualifications

  • Comprehensive knowledge of vocal pedagogy and children’s choral repertoire.
  • Teaching experience with ages 11–15, proven ability to recruit and retain singers.
  • Ability to work collegially with the Level I and Chamber Singers teacher, as well as the administrative staff.
  • Experience communicating with parents regarding musical progress and any behavioral or social issues that require parental involvement.
  • Post-secondary degree in music, Masters level with choral music emphasis is preferred.

Compensation: faculty members are paid an hourly rate based on classes taught.

To apply: Send cover letter and resume to matherton@crowden.org. No phone calls please.

The Crowden Music Center is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, ethnic background, gender, disability or sexual orientation. Applicants from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

San Francisco Boys Chorus Accompanist and Musicianship Instructor for Intermediate Chorus (ages 9-12)

posted on August 21, 2017

San Francisco Location: Kanbar Performing Arts Building, 44 Page St.
Hours: Mon 4:30-6:45 p.m. Wed 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Reports to:
Intermediate Chorus Director, Music Education Director, Assistant Artistic Director

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Accompanist:

  • Accompany Chorus rehearsals as assigned during the chorus season.
  • Actively assist Intermediate Chorus Director with choral rehearsal and supervision at break time.
  • Lead sectional rehearsals during regular rehearsal times as needed.
  • Keep master music folio updated and on campus.
  • Collaborate with Director to create practice recordings for choristers, as needed.
  • Accompany concerts and performances, as required.
  • Substitute for other accompanists in San Francisco, San Rafael, or Oakland, as needed and as available.
  • Occasionally accompany for tours, as needed and as available. PICFEST Jun 26-Jul2, 2018

Intermediate Chorus Musicianship Instructor:

  1. Plan and instruct musicianship classes (sight singing and theory) that follow the SFBC sequence of music concepts.
  2. Program Delivery:
    • Create lessons, to engage, motivate and challenge choristers.
    • Utilize moveable do, rhythm syllables, Curwen hand-signs, and level-appropriate instruction in score reading techniques.
    • Include aural, kinesthetic and visual learning modalities and embed assessment activities in lessons regularly.
    • Insist choristers sing using proper head voice and healthy vocalization.
    • Help ensure chorister on-site safety and security.
    • Foster chorus social and professional culture according to SFBC standards.
  1. Evaluation
    • Complete and ensure the timely distribution of chorister mid-year and year-end musicianship assessments. Assessment rubrics will be supplied by Music Education Director.
    • Work closely with the Intermediate Director and Music Education Director to prepare choristers for promotion into the next chorus level.
    • Participate in employment evaluation and program evaluation at end of year.
  1. Administrative Responsibilities:
    • Communicate with Intermediate Director and parents regarding behavior, attendance and other issues, and develop behavior management plans as needed. Communication modalities may include email, phone conferences and in-person conferences with follow-up and summary emails.
    • Collaborate with Intermediate Chorus Director, Music Education Director and Program Manager as needed to determine disciplinary actions. Please copy Intermediate Chorus and Music Education Directors all parent correspondences regarding behavior.
    • Take attendance/roll call at all musicianship classes.
    • Contribute to Intermediate Director’s monthly news email to families.
    • Attend twice-annual staff professional development workshops; attend once-monthly music faculty meetings (usually the fourth Monday, 7:00 p.m.)

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Music, preferably with an emphasis in education and/or early childhood development and experience with the Kodály
  • Interest and desire in working with children and developing their musical aptitude.
  • Two or more years of experience teaching music to children in groups.
  • Choral conducting experience and/or training and familiarity with choral repertoire.
  • Understanding of vocal development in children.
  • Ability to work as a team player with a flexible and positive attitude.
  • Proven record of classroom management that motivates and encourages young singers.

COMPENSATION
Commensurate with experience and qualifications.

APPLICATIONS
Send cover letter, resume, and references to Jennifer Cooper, Music Education Director, San Francisco Boys Chorus, jcooper@sfbc.org

 The San Francisco Boys Chorus is an internationally acclaimed Grammy-award winning not-for-profit music education and performing arts organization at the heart of San Francisco’s cultural center. The chorus serves over 220 singers from 50 Bay Area cities and more than 120 schools at three Bay Area campuses.

The San Francisco Boys Chorus is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

South Bay San Francisco Boys Chorus Apprentice, Prep & Junior Chorus Rehearsal Director and Musicianship Instructor

posted on August 21, 2017

Reports to:
Music Education Director
Assistant Artistic Director

HOURS: San Mateo location
Mondays 3:00-6:00 p.m. (rehearsals 3:15-5:45)
Wednesdays 3:15-6:00 p.m. (rehearsals 3:30-5:45) 

POSITION SUMMARY:
The South Bay Rehearsal Director & Musicianship Instructor will instruct boys in the Apprentice Chorus (ages 7-10) and Prep/Junior Chorus (ages 5-7) at SFBC’s San Mateo Campus from September through mid-June, 2017-18.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Plan and execute rehearsals and musicianship classes in coordination with and under the auspices of the San Francisco-site Chorus Directors.
  2. Program Delivery:
    • Engage, motivate and challenge choristers in their choral singing and expected performance practices; foster chorus social and professional culture according to SFBC standards.
    • Include in rehearsals music literacy techniques utilizing moveable do, rhythm syllables, and level-appropriate instruction in score reading.
    • Instruct choristers on proper use of head voice and healthy vocalization through activities, games, and choral repertoire.
    • Teach musicianship (sight singing and theory) under the auspices of the Music Education Director and using the SFBC curriculum.
    • Help ensure chorister on-site safety and security.
    • Support the choristers at performances throughout the year as scheduled TBD. Represent SFBC at various public functions as needed.
  1. Evaluation
    • Complete and ensure the timely distribution of chorister mid-year and year-end assessments.
    • Work closely with South Bay Site Director, App/Junior/Prep Directors and Music Education Director to prepare choristers for promotion into the next chorus level.
    • Participate in employment evaluation and program evaluation at end of year.
  1. Administrative Responsibilities:
    • Communicate with parents regarding behavior, attendance and other issues, and develop behavior management plans with parents as needed. Communication modalities may include email, phone conferences and in-person conferences with follow-up and summary emails.
    • Collaborate with South Bay Site and App/Junior/Prep Directors, Music Education Director, and Program Manager as needed to determine disciplinary actions. Site and level Directors and Music Education Director to be cc’d on all parent correspondences regarding behavior.
    • Take attendance/roll call at all rehearsals and enter weekly into chorus database (Charms). Ensure the Music Education Director is immediately informed of attendees not on the register.
    • Contribute to each SF-site Director’s monthly news email to families.
    • Attend twice-annual staff professional development workshops; attend once-monthly music faculty meetings (usually the fourth Monday, 7:00 p.m.); and thrice annual new chorister auditions.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelors Degree in Music, preferably with an emphasis in education and/or early childhood development and experience with the Kodály
  • Interest and desire in working with children and developing their musical aptitude.
  • Two or more years of experience teaching music to children in groups.
  • Choral conducting experience and/or training and familiarity with choral repertoire.
  • Understanding of vocal development in children.
  • Ability to work as a team player with a flexible and positive attitude.
  • Proven record of classroom management that motivates and encourages young singers.
  • Ability to play the piano is preferred, but not required.

COMPENSATION
Commensurate with experience and qualifications.

APPLICATIONS
Send cover letter, resume, and references to Jennifer Cooper, Music Education Director, San Francisco Boys Chorus, jcooper@sfbc.org

The San Francisco Boys Chorus is an internationally acclaimed Grammy-award winning not-for-profit music education and performing arts organization at the heart of San Francisco’s cultural center. The chorus serves over 220 singers from 50 Bay Area cities and more than 120 schools at three Bay Area campuses.

The San Francisco Boys Chorus is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

South Bay San Francisco Boys Chorus Accompanist Position

posted on August 21, 2017

HOURS: San Mateo location
Mondays and Wednesdays 4:00-6:00 p.m.

Reports to:
San Mateo site director, Assistant Artistic Director

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Accompanist:

  • Accompany Chorus rehearsals as assigned during the chorus season (Junior Chorus ages 6-7; Apprentice Chorus ages 7-9; Intermediate Chorus ages 9-12)
  • Lead sectional rehearsals during regular rehearsal times as needed.
  • Keep master music folio updated and on campus.
  • Collaborate with Director to create practice recordings for choristers, as needed.
  • Accompany concerts and performances, as required.
  • Substitute for other accompanists in San Francisco, San Rafael, or Oakland, as needed and as available.

Mission Montessori After-School Music Instructor Position

posted on May 30, 2017

Mission Montessori is San Francisco’s first private Montessori elementary school opening this August. We are searching for a teacher to come once a week to teach music to our group of fifteen kindergarten and first graders. This would be after-school from 3:45-4:45pm once a week at our school which is at 450 Guerrero St, San Francisco, CA 94110.

Responsibilities include:

  • Teaching singing, preferably using Kodaly method
  • Ability to teach use of Orff instruments and movement is a plus!
  • Preparing students for two fun performances during the school year

Qualifications:

  • Experience teaching music to elementary school students
  • Patient manner with children
  • Familiarity with Montessori is a plus!
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills

TO APPLY: Please email pari@missionmontessori.org

Organization of American Kodály Educators Interim Administrative Director Position

posted on May 30, 2017

The Organization of American Kodály Educators is now taking applications for the Interim Administrative Director.

The Interim Administrative Director is under the supervision of the Organization of American Kodály Educators (OAKE) Board of Directors, conducts and oversees the daily business of OAKE and provides administrative support to the OAKE Board of Directors until such a time as a permanent Administrative Director or Executive Director for OAKE is hired by the Board. Expected duration of this interim position is 12 to 18 months. The individual hired for this interim position is eligible to apply for the permanent position.

The OAKE Board of Directors welcomes applications from any location in the country, OAKE members are welcome to apply for the position, and we encourage members to share the job posting through their own networks.

To see the full posting and job description, please click here.

Oakland Youth Chorus Instructor Positions

posted on May 28, 2017

General/Choral Music teachers sought for 2017-18 school year

Position Summary
OYC seeks one half-time (20-25 hrs/week) and part time hourly TK-5 general and choral instructors for fall 2017 openings. Teachers work closely with students, on-site personnel, and OYC staff, teaching the fundamentals of vocal and choral music to elementary children in-school and after school programs at multiple Oakland, Richmond, and Alameda sites. Lessons connect with world cultures, focus on musical skills development, and support student learning across disciplines. We seek teachers with strong vocal and piano training and pedagogical backgrounds. Positions will include TK-6 music and choral instruction.  Successful candidates will have a history of developing successful new programs as part of an arts organization and recruitment for elective classes.

JOB DUTIES

  • Teach vocal based general classroom and choral music using OYC’s multicultural model to elementary-aged school children in alignment with CA Music Standards and OYC benchmarks
  • Attend regular staff meetings, retreats, and trainings as required
  • Build relationships with Principals, parents and students through participation in on-site performances and events
  • Participate in all production meetings leading up to annual all-OYC concerts in December and May
  • Prepare students to participate in school and OYC concerts and events
  • Attend OYC concerts, monitoring elementary children during performance
  • Administer and facilitate evaluation tools and advocacy efforts as part of OYC initiatives
  • Complete time sheets and other administrative paperwork in a timely fashion

Needed Qualifications

  • Experience developing lesson plans for music classes
  • Demonstrated ability to teach music to TK-6th grade children in large group settings (10-25 students)
  • Knowledge and appreciation of music from a variety of cultures
  • Strong classroom management and student engagement in various settings
  • Demonstrated commitment to working with diverse groups.
  • Passion for OYC’s mission and the services we provide.
  • Reliable transportation to school sites.
  • Pass OUSD IA requirements, negative TB test and OYC background check

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bilingual in Spanish highly desired
  • Degree in music or music education with a choral background preferred
  • Certification in Kodaly, Orff and/or other music education methodologies preferred, willing to incorporate them with OYC training necessary.

How to Apply
Interested applicants should email cover letter and resume to keri@oaklandyouthchorus.org. No phone calls please. Compensation commensurate with experience.

Oakland Youth Chorus provides a multi-cultural music education and performance program for children and youth, fostering talent, confidence, and community. Since 1974, OYC has served the Oakland community with quality choral instruction and music education that celebrates the diversity of the region, promoting cultural connections and understanding while pursuing musical excellence. Oakland Youth Chorus provides developmentally appropriate, sequential, comprehensive instruction for singers aged 5-21, starting with our elementary school and All–City in-school music and after-school Miracle Chorus programs, and moving into our Middle School Choruses and All-City, award-winning, auditioned choirs for middle and high school youth. (Concert Chorus and Chamber Singers).

Oakland Youth Chorus is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based on race, color, creed, gender, religion, sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity and expression, domestic partner status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran status, or any other unlawful consideration. We highly encourage people of color and LGBTQIQ people to apply.

First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley Temporary Music Assistant Position

posted on May 16, 2017

(estimated duration mid-June through September, 2017) Non-exempt, 20-25 Hours/Week
Priority deadline to apply: May 30, 2017
Position will remain open until filled.

Job Summary
Provide administrative and program support for the Director for Choirs.

Major Responsibilities
Sunday Children’s and Youth Choir Program (40%)

  • Primary point of contact for children’s and youth choirs on Sunday mornings during the academic year for singers, parents, and choir volunteers. Generally 10 am-12:45 pm, except when a choir is singing in 1st service, when it may be 8:30 am-12:45 pm.
  • Coordinate and communicate logistics when children’s and youth choirs sing in worship.
  • Cover director, accompanist, and rehearsal volunteer absences or assist in finding replacement as needed.
  • Support, equip, and cultivate choir volunteers.
  • Maintain current choir and musician rosters.

Administration of Music Programs (35%)

  • Track schedule and budget, maintain calendar, and prepare financial forms, etc. for Director for Choirs.
  • Keep worship planning documents current with choir information.
  • Maintain calendar for children’s and youth choirs in worship.
  • Oversee and send communication for children’s, youth, and adult choirs.
  • Prepare copy for Sunday worship music, concert programs, retreat booklets, etc.
  • Maintain necessary supplies for all choirs.

Music Resources (25%)

  • Maintain current choir and musician rosters for 2 adult choirs.
  • Order and distribute music to choirs and musicians, maintaining music binders, filing, coordinating with choir librarians, and overseeing orchestra music library. Ability to transcribe music a plus.
  • Event production, including room reservations, room setup, parking arrangements, childcare reservations, orchestra needs, etc. for concerts, retreats, and other choir events.
  • Coordinate hiring of orchestral musicians and soloists; organize, prepare, and distribute orchestral and soloist music parts.

Reports to: Director for Choirs

Desired Qualities and Experience

  • A growing and deepening faith in Jesus Christ.
  • Ability to read music; basic accompanying skills; choral singing/directing experience is a plus.
  • Demonstrated administrative and organizational experience; meticulous attention to detail and excellent proofreading skills.
  • Demonstrated project management experience, with ability to track progress of multiple projects and manage weekly tasks and last-minute needs.
  • Good people skills with an ability to work graciously and collaboratively with staff and volunteers.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to take direction and also work independently.
  • Experience with producing publicity materials a plus.
  • Proficient knowledge of needed software programs and web-based applications, which may include: Google Documents, Microsoft Office 365, Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Finale as well as a willingness and ability to learn new programs and applications.

Schedule: 20-25 hours/week, including Sundays 10 am-12:45 pm
Occasional extra hours as required by performances and liturgical season.

How to Apply:

  • Find our application form at http://www.fpcberkeley.org/employment.asp.
  • Return this form with your cover letter and resume to Bonnie Rauscher, Human Resources, at bonnier@fpcberkeley.org, or Bonnie Rauscher, First Presbyterian Church, 2407 Dana St., Berkeley, CA 94704
  • Position will remain open until filled.
  • Job offer will be contingent on passing a criminal record background check.

iSing Girlchoir of Silicon Valley Teacher Position

posted on May 15, 2017

About iSing Girlchoir of Silicon Valley
iSing, founded in 2013 by Jennah Delp Somers and Shane Troll, is an arts organization of 250 singers in Palo Alto committed to the music education of girls in grades 1–12. We believe that singing teaches young people to strive for excellence, to work collaboratively with others, and to become passionate members of their communities.  iSing is “just for girls” because we want to encourage girls to develop their potential as leaders, creators, and performers through music. iSing’s three choirs for elementary school-aged children—Minis, Melodics, and Harmonics—use Orff and Kodaly methodology to build skills and teach basic vocal technique.

Position Overview:
iSing is seeking a part-time teacher to work with our elementary school aged choirs, preparing them for concerts and/or recitals at the end of each semester. The teacher will participate in repertoire and curriculum planning with the artistic team, mentored by Shane Troll, an expert in the field of music education for young singers. The position will begin in August 2017. Compensation commensurate with experience.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Music (music education emphasis preferred; in-progress okay)
  • Experience teaching and/or conducting elementary level students
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with students and parents
  • Strong sense of rhythm, ability to work primarily with solfege
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Competence with all styles of music
  • Desire to work with elementary school-aged singers
  • Piano and/or guitar proficiency preferred
  • Knowledge and experience with Orff and Kodaly methods

Application
Application should include:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Resume
  3. A few paragraphs discussing your personal music education philosophy
  4. Recordings  of you singing, conducting, playing piano
  5. A letter of professional reference including contact information

Interested candidates should submit all materials to info@isingsv.com by June 1, 2017.

Community School of Music and Art Classroom Music Teacher Position

posted on May 11, 2017

CSMA has teaching opportunities for well-qualified, energetic and dependable Elementary Classroom Music Teachers with excellent classroom management. The ideal candidate will possess an unwavering commitment towards teaching music effectively and comprehensively while inspiring and motivating students through a love of music. These are part-time positions teaching at elementary schools.

Responsibilities include:

  • Teaching vocal music using the Kodaly method
  • Including the use of Orff instruments and movement
  • Incorporating academic curriculum tie-ins
  • Developing lesson plans following CSMA curriculum and California State Standards
  • Creating a fun and enjoyable learning environment while giving students a solid musical foundation
  • Planning and preparing students for performances or open classes
  • Communicating regularly with on-site school staff and CSMA
  • Attending training and department meetings

Qualifications:

  • Music Education or Music Performance degree
  • Experience teaching Elementary School students, ability to teach multiple disciplines and styles of music desired
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills

The Community School of Music and Arts values diversity. Candidates who have a demonstrated ability to relate to diverse student populations and who have experience working in bilingual environments are strongly encouraged to apply.

TO APPLY: Please email cover letter and resume to: jobs@arts4all.org

ABOUT THE COMMUNITY SCHOOL OF MUSIC AND ARTS
Founded in 1968, CSMA is Northern California’s largest non-profit provider of arts education programs. With a $4.9 million budget and 160-member staff and faculty, it is one of the ten largest community schools in the United States. Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, one of the global capitals of creativity, CSMA is dedicated to instilling, training and nurturing creativity for all stages of life. Headquartered in the award-winning Finn Center in the City of Mountain View, CSMA directly serves over 22,000 people of all ages, skill levels and economic means each year, including over 15,000 students at 32 schools in San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties.

Pelion Middle School Choral Director Position

posted on May 9, 2017

Pelion Middle School in Pelion, South Carolina is accepting applicants for their open Choral Director position. The responsibilities for this position consists of teaching choral and music appreciation classes across grades 6-8.We realize, for many of you, this position is quite far away. However, for any of your recent graduates or alumni wishing to pursue a position in an appealing locale, our location is extremely inviting. Pelion is located approximately 30 minutes southwest of Columbia, our state capital in the middle of our state. We are 2 hours from the Atlantic Ocean and the Blue Ridge Mountains. Additionally, we are a day trip to the major metropolitan areas of Atlanta and Charlotte, as well as the historic cities of Charleston, SC and Savannah, GA.Applicants should apply through Human Resources, via the following link:
https://rm.lexington1.net/BP/AM/External/WebPostingsWelcome.aspx
Additionally, interested parties may email their resume to Mr. Jeff Matthews, Principal jamatthews@lexington1.net and Dr. David Stephenson, Choral Director at Pelion High School dstephenson@lexington1.net

 

Marin Country Day School Music Teacher Position

posted on April 18, 2017

MUSIC TEACHER, ELEMENTARY GRADES: K, 1, and 2
August 2017
Reports to Division Head
Overview of School
Marin Country Day School is an independent, coeducational day school with an enrollment of 590 students in
grades K-8. We enroll children from both San Francisco and Marin County and actively seek diversity in our
administration, faculty and student body.

The school’s mission asks children to become strong learners and ethical human beings who are prepared and
motivated to make their world a better and healthier place. In addition to an engaging curriculum balancing
academics, arts and athletics, our current strategic initiatives focus on technology, environmental sustainability,
and community and global connections.

MCDS is particularly concerned with supporting its outstanding faculty and professional staff and places a strong
emphasis on professional development. Every employee helps create a learning community in which all seek to
improve as practitioners, learners and team members. Members of the faculty and professional staff are bright,
collaborative and passionate.

Classroom Responsibilities

  • Create a warm and caring classroom community
  • Teach music classes to students in kindergarten, first, and second grades
  • Direct plays and concerts
  • Co-direct the Third and Fourth Grade Chorus
  • Integrate technology as appropriate
  • Identify and respond to individual students’ social and emotional needs, including learning differences in
    collaboration with Homeroom Teacher, Learning Specialist and Counselor
  • Use a variety of teaching techniques to engage student’s learning
  • Differentiate instruction to meet the needs of various learners
  • Plan, design, and implement assessment of student progress. Keep track of student work in an
    organized and timely manner
  • Create enrichment and extension opportunities
  • Work to create a supportive and inclusive environment and to develop respectful relationships with
    students by using conflict resolution and problem-solving techniques within the classroom
  • Communicate promptly with colleagues, specialists, tutors, therapists, administrators, and parents
    regarding students and classroom projects or issues, via email, telephone, and newsletters
  • Write progress reports
  • Manage classroom budget

Grade Level, Department, Division, and School-wide Responsibilities

  • Attend weekly team meetings: collaborate and share plans and materials with team
  • Work with teachers from other disciplines to plan transdisciplinary curriculum
  • Attend weekly department meetings: collaborate and share plans and materials with the department
  • Attend weekly Student Study Team meetings
  • Attend and participate actively in regular division and full faculty meetings
  • Attend and assist with assemblies and special events (Halloween, performances, Grandparents Day, etc.)
  • Participate in Admission work
  • Perform assigned duties (lunchroom, recess, carpool, etc.)
  • Pursue ongoing personal professional development opportunities and continue to develop technology skills

Job Requirements

  • A minimum of three years teaching experience
  • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in Music from a four year accredited college, Masters and/or credential
    preferred
  • A strong background in Orff and Kodaly methodologies
  • Orff Level III certification
  • Strong piano and/or guitar skills for accompanying students
    • Experience playing and teaching diverse genres of music, including classical, jazz, folk, pop and world
    music
  • Background in teaching creative movement and dance
  • Experience directing large-scale performances
  • Experience directing a children’s chorus
  • Strong collaboration skillsMCDS is an equal opportunity employer and promotes the principles and practices of diversity throughout the
    school community. Compensation is competitive.
    Web: www.mcds.org
    Email: employment@mcds.org
    Fax: 415.924.2224
    Postal: Search /K-2 Music Teacher
    Marin Country Day School
    5221 Paradise Drive
    Corte Madera, CA 94925

Young Women’s Choral Projects of San Francisco Director Position

 posted on March 27, 2017

CHORUS DIRECTOR NEEDED
The Young Women’s Choral Projects of San Francisco (www.ywcp.org), Susan McMane, Artistic and Executive Director, seeks an experienced choral director for its new Vivo Chorus, a chorus for young women in grades 6-12, that prepares them for their own concerts and develops the skills needed to audition into YWCP’s premiere chorus, the Young Women’s Chorus of San Francisco (YWC).

THE ORGANIZATION:
The Young Women’s Choral Projects of San Francisco is quickly becoming recognized as a world-class choral organization for young women. Founded in 2012, with a single chorus of 33 young women, the organization now has over 100 singers ages 5-18 in five groups. The mission of YWCP is to transform the lives of young women through exceptional artistry in choral performance, and bring the expressive power of their music to the community, the nation, and the world. Through YWCP, participants of richly diverse socio-ethnic backgrounds find their voices as singers, artist and women in a nurturing environment that empowers them to artistic and personal excellence.

Now in its fifth season, the premier ensemble has won national awards and has received accolades in the press. In just five years, the Young Women’s Chorus has performed concerts in Italy, Germany, Canada, Boston, New York and Seattle. In 2016, it professionally recorded its first album, Rejoice! at Skywalker Sound Studio. In addition, YWC has collaborated with high-level Bay Area arts organizations such as Clerestory, the San Francisco Symphony, Kronos Quartet, Kitka, and Crosspulse.

Rehearsals for our choruses are held twice a week at First Unitarian Church, 1187 Franklin Street in San Francisco

DUTIES:

  • In collaboration with other YWCP music faculty, develop goals and expectations for Vivo Chorus.
  • Choose repertoire yearly, mostly 3-4 part music in several languages and styles.
  • Conduct twice weekly rehearsals, Wednesday evenings 6:00-8:30 pm, and Sunday afternoons, 3:30-6pm.
  • Teach sightreading using solfege (moveable “do”)
  • Conduct Vivo Chorus at YWCP’s two Showcase concerts in December and early June.
  • Conduct Vivo Chorus in outreach concerts and bookings when scheduled (approximately 4 per year)
  • Attend directors’ meetings once a month on Sundays (1:15 – 2:45pm).
  • Conduct evaluations of each chorister, at the end of each semester, and send home written comments.

SKILLS NEEDED:

  • Love of children and helping them discover the joys of music
  • Experience teaching choral music, 5 years or more preferred
  • Excellent vocal technique for modeling and teaching healthy singing
  • Fluency in solfege (moveable do) and the ability to use it in teaching sightreading
  • Knowledge of treble vocal music in various styles, musical periods, and languages
  • Kodály music education training, preferred

SALARY:
Commensurate with experience, qualifications and YWCP policies.

HOW TO APPLY:
Send a cover letter and resumé to info@ywcp.org. Please put Vivo Chorus in the subject of the email. Recordings or videos of performances, or observations of rehearsals may be required at a later date of top candidates.

Peninsula Girls Chorus Director Position

 posted on March 23, 2017

About the Peninsula Girls Chorus
The Peninsula Girls Chorus (PGC) is in our third decade of reaching singers across the San Francisco peninsula with our excellent program. We have 235 girls in six different chorus levels. Girls start singing with us as early as age 6 and move up through the levels as they mature and gain choral experience and expertise. Our six chorus levels are as follows:

  • Repertoire, ages 6-8
  • Allegra ages, 8-10
  • PGC Coastside, grades 4-6
  • Brava, ages 10-13
  • Concerta, ages 11-15
  • Ensemble, ages14-18

In addition to two major concerts every year, our girls perform throughout the community at retirement centers, company galas, tree lightings, professional and collegiate sporting events, and other events as they present themselves. Our performing groups, Concerta and Ensemble, participate in a choir tour every other year.

Besides all of the work and educational emphasis on performance practice and vocal technique, our girls have instruction in musicianship and music theory. All of our conductors have been trained in the Kodaly approach to music education (developed by Hungarian composer Zoltan Kodaly) and they have experience teaching in school music classrooms in addition to their work as choral conductors. Our conductors help our girls learn to read music at sight, and also to demonstrate their knowledge through written musicianship work by completing all five book levels in the series, “A Young Singer’s Journey: An Integrated Approach to Music Literacy”. For more information on the Kodaly approach, please visit the Organization of American Kodaly Educators website here: http://oake.org/aboutus/kodalyphilosophy.aspx

Our Mission
The mission of the Peninsula Girls Chorus is to engage the hearts and minds of girls from diverse backgrounds through a comprehensive experience in choral music.

Our Vision
Our vision is that girls will live life more deeply through their involvement and participation in choral music.

Peninsula Girls Chorus seeks Director
The Peninsula Girls Chorus, a 235-member distinguished and innovative choral program for young women, has opened a search for a choral director for its beginning-level choir, PGC Coastside, starting fall 2017. PGC Coastside rehearses in the picturesque town of Half Moon Bay, California. The PGC main office and rehearsal space is located in Burlingame, California.

PGC Coastside, our newest choir level is for beginning singers in grades 4-6. This choir level offers an introduction to the choral experience. Choristers learn vocal technique, choral practices and the basics of music literacy and sight-reading skills. Emphasis is placed on beautiful unison singing, beginning two-part work, and singing in Spanish, the home language of many of our singers, as well as other languages.

PGC Coastside meets at Alvin S. Hatch Elementary School, 490 Miramontes Ave., Half Moon Bay, Thursday afternoons 3:30 – 5:00 p.m., September – early June.

Essential Skills

  • A beautiful vocal model
  • Superior aural skills
  • Comprehensive choral experience including knowledge of vocal pedagogy, choral diction and articulation, and languages
  • Dynamic teacher who is able to engage and motivate singers to the highest standards of excellence
  • Demonstrates understanding of the musical score, its contemporary or historical context, and appropriate musical interpretation
  • Values and chooses music from diverse backgrounds, origins and traditions
  • Self-directed and organized. Able to choose music for each semester, create rehearsal schedules, track and record students’ musicianship progress and maintain student rosters and attendance records.
  • Works collegially with other PGC directors and the PGC office, particularly observing deadlines for performance materials and evaluations

Education/Experience

  • Holds a B.A. or B.M in music, preferably with an emphasis in music education, choral music or vocal performance, or has documented equivalent experience.
  • Experience and training in implementing the Kodaly approach to music literacy. Kodaly certification preferred.

Job Parameters

  • Directors are required to be available 30 minutes prior and 10 minutes after the rehearsal period.
  • Directors are expected to work collegially with other PGC Directors and the PGC office, particularly observing deadlines for performance materials and for evaluations. Twice-yearly evaluations of student progress
  • Winter and Spring Concert performances
  • Occasional (1-2 per semester) meetings with other PGC Artistic Staff, to plan upcoming events.
  • An accompanist will be provided for all rehearsals and performances.
  • Most parent communication is handled by the PGC office and Artistic Director, however occasionally parents are referred to the director.

Pay range, commensurate with experience, is $4,000 – $5,500 for the season of September – June and is paid on a 10-month schedule. The two major concerts are included in compensation. Additional performances beyond the winter and spring concerts are paid at a rate of $200 each.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter articulating qualifications and resume to ksilva@peninsulagirlschorus.org. Video and/or audio clips of concerts conducted are welcome. Applications will be accepted until July 1, 2011.

Instrumental Music Teacher Position

 posted on March 7, 2017

Position Title: Instrumental Music Teacher – grades 4-8
Date Modified: March 2017
FLSA Classification: Exempt, 100% FTE, 10-month schedule of duties
Reports To: Principal of SHS P-8
Position Purpose: This is a full-time position teaching instrumental music primarily to upper elementary and middle school students in addition to staging and producing various music programs.

Essential Functions

  • Responsible for teaching instrumental music to upper elementary and middle school students and directing the lower and the middle school bands.
  • Prepares course materials such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts and other assignments for various music courses.
  • Supports and when requested, provides music in regular and special performances for school program, Masses and prayer services, community activities, concerts, and festivals.
  • Maintains student attendance records, grades, and other required records.
  • Evaluates and grades students’ class work, assignments, and papers.
  • Compiles, administers, and grades examinations, or assign this work to others.
  • Works with department head in regards to planning, evaluating, and revising curricula, course content, and course materials and methods of instruction.
  • Uses effective class management techniques to insure effective learning.
  • Maintains regularly scheduled office hours in order to advise and assist students.
  • Responsible for other faculty duties including advisory.

Qualifications

  • A clear commitment to the educational philosophy of the school as articulated in the Goals and Criteria of Sacred Heart Schools and professional behavior based in it. Commitment to equity and inclusion.
  • Strong teaching ability; enjoy working with children and adolescents.
  • MA degree and 5 years of experience at lower/middle school level, or experience equal to it, required. Teaching credential and experience in an independent school and/or Catholic school strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and teach a curriculum in conjunction with the Fine Arts Department.
  • Recent successful experience in directing and producing instrumental music productions.
  • Ability and experience to oversee a department budget.
  • Strong experience with all aspects of production including but not limited to selecting appropriate material and inspiring budding talent.
  • Collaborative spirit and collegial nature to support a positive working relationship with other fine arts teachers, the Theater Technical Director and operations.
  • Ability to work well with students and colleagues; willingness to be an active, enthusiastic member of the SHS community.
  • Fluency in reading, writing and speaking in English.
  • Excellent verbal and written skills, as well as outstanding interpersonal skills.
  • Obvious passion for instrumental music.
  • Willingness to adapt to an existing curriculum as well as contribute ideas to enhance the respective academic programs.
  • Excellent attendance and punctuality.

Physical Requirements and Work Environment

  • Works in a fast-paced environment dealing with a wide variety of challenges, deadlines and a varied and diverse array of contacts.
  • May work at a desk and computer for extended periods of time. Work primarily in a traditional climate controlled classroom environment. Available and willing to attend and work some evenings/weekends.
  • Be able to occasionally lift up to 40 lbs. regularly travel safely and comfortably over a 63 acre campus

Employment
This position offers competitive compensation and health and welfare benefits subject to plan parameters, including medical, dental, vision, Life & LTD, 403(b) retirement plan and more. Pre‐employment background screening is required for all positions.

To Apply
To apply online send a resume and cover letter to hr@shschools.org and indicate Instrumental Music Teacher 2017-18 in the subject line of the e‐mail. We apologize that we are not able to respond to email or phone requests for additional information.
You may also mail your resume and cover letter to:
Sacred Heart Schools
150 Valparaiso Avenue
Atherton, CA 94027
Attention Human Resources: Instrumental Music Teacher 2017-18

TK-6 General Music Teacher Position

 posted on February 12, 2017

zSharp makes music a part of every child’s education. We place high quality music teachers in Bay Area schools to provide comprehensive, in-school music education to thousands of children who would not otherwise be exposed to music in a formal setting.

We’re currently hiring Music Teachers for the 2017 – 2018 school year, primarily in Oakland and Richmond.
Applicants should possess a strong passion for bringing quality music education to diverse student populations. Music teachers will be embedded in one to two schools, teaching weekly music classes to grades ranging from TK-6. zSharp music teachers fully integrate into each of our partner schools and should be ready and able to serve as full members of each school’s learning community.  General Music Teachers do not need to have a teaching credential but should have some classroom experience and a passion for teaching!

Job Responsibilities:

  • Teach sequential weekly music classes (30 – 45 minutes)
  • Create standards-based lesson plans using zSharp benchmarks and resources
  • Collaborate monthly with Program Director and other zSharp staff on instructional practices, lesson planning, assessments, behavior management, etc.
  • Attend regular Professional Development sessions
  • Organize and present school-wide student performances (at least two concerts per year)

Required Qualifications:

  • Mastery of and enthusiasm for music education
  • Strong organizational and communication skills
  • Strong classroom management and lesson planning skills
  • Knowledge of California and Common Core standards and ability to integrate into a curriculum
  • Experience in preparing students for concerts and performances
  • Evidence of self-motivation and willingness to be a team player
  • Experience working with general music and choral classes
  • Ability to provide own transportation to site schools in Richmond and/or Oakland

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree
  • California Credential
  • Bilingual in Spanish/English
  • At least 2 years of classroom teaching experience
  • Proven track-record of high achievement in the classroom
  • Knowledge of Orff and Kodaly methods desirable, willingness to train for them as necessary
  • Knowledge of Responsive Classroom, restorative justice, and culturally responsive teaching practices

Benefits:
zSharp provides internal professional development, support, and training to all teachers through observations, coaching, and ongoing support. Our teachers have access to a community of fellow music educators as well as a vast resource library, scope and sequence, and curricular materials.

All teachers are W-2 employees. zSharp provides health insurance for full-time teachers, professional development stipends and performance bonuses, and a modest discretionary budget for purchasing additional instruments and supplies.

How to Apply:
Interested and highly qualified applicants should forward their resume, cover letter, and 3 references to Program Director, Sonya Harway – sharway (at) zsharp (dot) org.
Thank you for your interest!

Piano Teacher Posision

 posted on February 7, 2017

Castro Valley School of Music seeks classical piano instructors for contract work.  Specifically look for teachers who are MTAC members and can teach advanced students in the Certificate of Merit program.

Pay is between $33-$50 per hour depending on experience and level taught.

Flexible schedule, clean rooms, administrative staff on-hand so teachers can focus on teaching.

For more information or to submit your resume, contact Wannee Avery at (510)397-0721 or wannee@cvsom.com.

Assistant Music Teacher Position

 posted on January 12, 2017

St. Brigid School 
2250 Franklin St 
San Francisco, CA 94109

The Music Program at St. Brigid School is a comprehensive music program geared toward musical literacy. The curriculum uses the Kodaly Method in grades K through 2 and the Ward Method in grades 3 through 8. The curriculum is supplemented by instrumental study: recorder in grades 3 and 4, and handbells in grades 7 and 8. The goal is to have a musically literate student body by the year 2021. The St. Brigid School Honor Choir is an after-school program involving ¼ of the student body, directed by Dr. Christoph Tietze, Music Director at St. Mary’s Cathedral.

The Assistant Music Teacher assists the full-time Music Teacher in implementing the curriculum, prepares the students for the music of school Masses, and implements the instrument program. The Assistant Music Teacher will teach all day Friday (8 am to 3 pm), with the possibility of adding an additional day by mutual agreement.

A Bachelor degree in music or a related field is required, and experience is helpful. Knowledge or training in the Kodaly Method or Ward Method is highly desirable but not required. 

Salary between $30 and $45 per hour, depending on experience and qualifications. 

If interested, send resume and letter of intent to Sr. Angeles Marin, Principal, at the above address, or by email to srangeles_marin@yahoo.com or principal@stbrigidsf.org