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

Kentfield School District Elementary Music Teacher Long-Term Substitute Position

posted on April 28, 2017

.8 FTE General Music Position from AUGUST 25, 2017 thru DECEMBER 21, 2017 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Single Subject Teacher Credential in Music
  • Bachelors Degree in Music or related field and experience working with elementary school students
  • A Masters Degree in Music, Kodaly and Orff training are a plus

SUPERVISED BY
School Principal

DESCRIPTION OF POSITION
The Bacich Music teacher develops and provides a sequential music program for TK through Fourth Grade that reflects the California’s model curriculum guidelines for elementary music education. Empower students to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic musicians, and collaborators. Foster a love and understanding of music through a sequential music program so students will be independent musicians.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Plan and execute sequential TK – Fourth Grade standard based general music lessons.
  • Utilize PTA and District budgets for Music.
  • Maintain and care for school-owned instruments and music.
  • Provide a safe, creative classroom environment. Be responsible for the appearance and maintenance of the classroom.
  • Actively seek out, attend, and participate in music education professional development.
  • Evaluate students’ participation, behavior, and musicianship through report cards three times per year.
  • Communicate with teachers regarding class and student status.
  • Demonstrate the Pillars of Character and the school and district expectations.

TO APPLY
Apply here on Edjoin.

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

West Portal Lutheran Church and School Music Teacher Position

 posted on December 20, 2016

West Portal Lutheran Church and School, San Francisco, CA has an immediate opening for a Music Teacher for grades 4-8 with vocal music and keyboard skills.

West Portal is a large school of approximately 520 students (K-8) located in the southwest area of San Francisco (near Twin Peaks, SF Zoo). Facilities include a spacious Music Room, After School Music Program for private instruction, Orff Instruments.

The position is approximately half-time with the potential to become more toward full-time very quickly for the right person. West Portal Lutheran School has an extensive music program, which includes vocal music, handbells, various small ensembles and school orchestra.

POSITION AVAILABLE January 3, 2017

POSITION: Music Teacher (Potential Music Associate position)

The person selected for this Teaching position will assist in the growth and develop of the General Classroom Music Curriculum as well assist in the development of new music ensembles and opportunities for artistic growth.

REPORTS TO: Deacon J. Wayne Kerr, Kantor (Minister of Music)

REQUIREMENTS INCLUDE:

  • Bachelors Degree a minimum (Educational experience preferred)
  • Vocal and piano skills (organ a plus)
  • Understand the importance of team ministry
  • Desire to develop and enlarge the current Music Ministry program and curriculum
  • Enjoy working with children
  • Willingness to participate in the worship life of both School and Church as needed

HOURS: SALARY: TBD based on job description developed with the new teacher and Kantor (Minister of Music)

CONTACT:
Deacon J. Wayne Kerr, Kantor (Minister of Music)
West Portal Lutheran Church and School
200 Sloat Blvd.
San Francisco, CA 94132
Church Phone: 415-6610242 x224
Email: wayne.kerr@wplsf.com
Cell: 415-994-3275

Cantabile Youth Singers of Silicon Valley Preparatory Teacher Positions

 posted on December 13, 2016

Job Posting: Music Education Teachers-Preparatory Levels 1, 2 & 3 Classes Cantabile Youth Singers of Silicon Valley

Location: Los Altos, CA

Cantabile offers the opportunity for artistic growth, mentorship and cutting edge musical performance and leadership-come join us!

The Role:

  • Directing weekly rehearsals: After-school program hours (3:30-6:30) on Monday, Tuesday and/or Thursday-this position can include teaching only one class section or multiple.
  • Prepare choir for December and May recitals
  • Attend Cantabile-produced concerts and assist with Prep 2 and 3 at Spring Concert
  • Be present and lead Demo classes at our Open Houses in August and January
  • Evaluate current members at the end of each semester. Submit written evaluation for each student to parents, the Training Division Director, and to the Artistic Director.
  • Help prepare and distribute audio mp3s with the current set of songs.
  • In consultation with the Artistic Director select and distribute all music and materials for choir.
  • Establish close working relationship with Preparatory Choir Parents, volunteers. Along with the Program Manager/Volunteer Coordinator, supervise and instruct the choir parents so that his/her duties are clear and time is used efficiently.
  • Communicate actively with the families by means of email, phone, and direct contact before and after rehearsals.
  • Send bi-weekly updates by email to parents, and provide hand-outs to all students.

Curriculum and Pedagogy:

  • Develop and teach a consistent choral pedagogy curriculum firmly based on the Orff and Kodaly method of child-developmental approach to sequencing in music learning. All concepts are to be taught, reviewed, and reinforced through games, movement, songs, and exercises. Additional Orff and Dalcrose teaching methods are welcomed additions to lesson plans.
  • In every rehearsal, instill excellent musicianship and child appropriate singing skills, high performance standards; establish the foundation for a life-long appreciation of music.
  • Every week teach musicianship and theory concepts in the course of the rehearsal.

Administration

  • Work in partnership with Training Division Director and administrative staff to ensure accurate rosters and attendance records
  • For the concert productions produce a program: Provide all necessary information (song titles, program order, program notes, soloists names etc.) for the printed program according to the time table set.

Supervision

  • Position supervised by the Training Division Director and Artistic Director for artistically related items, and by Executive Director, for administrative and operational items. The supervisors will work in partnership to ensure clear expectations and oversight.

Qualifications

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in Music, or Music Education (or in relevant field) plus at least two years of work experience similar to this position.
  • Strong vocal technique.
  • Orff and Kodály training preferred
  • Displaying a genuine LOVE for working with young children in a choral setting

To apply:
Submit a cover letter telling us about your interest in the position and why you are a good candidate, and your resume/CV electronically to careers@cantabile.org. The secondary part of the review process will require an audition and/or video of your teaching a music class. The position is open only to those with current work permission and visa to work in the USA.

This position is a contract position and reports to the Artistic and Executive Directors of Cantabile Youth Singers. The salary is commensurate with experience and there is room for growth with our organization. The role requires afternoon and early evening work and two weekend concerts each season. Please submit resume, cover letter, and salary history when you respond. Professional references will be required from the selected candidate. Please submit all required materials to Careers@Cantabile.org. No phone calls please.

About Cantabile:
Our Mission Statement: Cantabile Youth Singers brings world-class artistic excellence in vocal music instruction to the youth of Silicon Valley by creating a supportive, enriching choral community for all, fostering the innate beauty, talent, and individual freedom of expression within each singer and engaging them in performances of the highest caliber.

Cantabile is a non-profit, non-denominational youth’s choral program located in the Silicon Valley in California. Our choirs tour the world and sing locally and share their gift of song with many diverse audiences. Each year Cantabile hosts seasonal concerts, a community youth choir festival, class recitals, a fundraising gala, open houses and parent orientations. Cantabile singers frequently collaborate with Bay Area’s professional music and arts organizations such as Stanford Arts and Stanford Symphony, Montalvo Arts, Symphony Silicon Valley, Ballet San Jose and West Bay Opera. Internationally acclaimed conductor and music educator Elena Sharkova has been Artistic Director of the Cantabile Youth Singers since 2004; she oversees all educational and performance aspects of the program and directs Cantabile’s senior choirs Vocalise and Aria.

More information about Cantabile can be found at: cantabile.org.

Holy Names University Enrollment Counselor Position

 posted on November 6, 2016

This new Enrollment Counselor position will focus on the admission and recruitment for the MA in Education Therapy, the Master in Education, TAP, the Education Credentials, and the Master of Music programs at Holy Names University.

https://www.hnu.edu/employment-opportunities/enrollment-counselor-education-department-concentration
Holy Names University in Oakland, CA, is seeking a new Enrollment Counselor.  Reporting to the Director of Recruitment and Community Partnerships, this position is responsible for achieving enrollment goals for Education department programs.

The Office of Admissions helps students further their personal and career goals though access to a higher education.  The successful person will have a commitment to the transformative value of higher education, especially for first generation students.  S/he will also have a friendly and outgoing personality, the ability to do compelling presentations to students and families and be able to work closely as part of a team.

Qualified candidates should demonstrate an understanding of the core values of Holy Names University and the ability to translate those values into college access and success.   A Bachelor’s degree is required for this position, along with a valid driver’s license.  Not required, but ideal would be experience in admissions/enrollment. A commitment to high quality customer service is essential.

This position involves flexible hours and some recruitment travel.  Evening and occasional weekend hours are to be expected.

For consideration, applicants should submit the Holy Names University Employment Application, cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information for three references to hr@hnu.edu. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of a background screen.

Community School of Music and Arts Music4Schools Program Manager Position

 posted on November 2, 2016

Job Description
Job Title: Music4Schools Program Manager
Classification: Regular Full-time exempt
Department: Music School
Reports to: Music School Director

 Job Summary:

The Music4Schools Program Manager is responsible for the delivery of high quality music programs held in local Elementary and Middle Schools. This is a full time position reporting to the Music School Director.

 Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage thriving In-school and After-School Music Programs, held at approximately 20 school sites throughout the Bay Area, while ensuring a high quality student experience
  • Build and maintain positive relationships with School Administration, Classroom Teachers, and Parents by communicating program goals, general correspondence, and resolving problems efficiently
  • Create effective class schedules for faculty members
  • Hire, train, supervise, support, and evaluate faculty members
  • Approve bi-weekly time cards
  • Conduct annual evaluations of program through online surveys
  • Participate in budget discussions, monitor expenses and purchase inventory
  • Research and develop compelling curriculum, keeping current with State and National standards
  • Prepare and track all contracts

Skills/Qualifications:

Competencies:

  • Understanding of vocal music methodologies, including Kodaly and Orff
  • Knowledge of California State Arts Standards and National Core Arts Standards
  • Understanding of Instrumental Music, including Recorder, Band and Strings
  • Curriculum development, according to State and National standards
  • Excellent classroom management skills
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills, organizational skills, and attention to detail
  • Ability to interact positively with a diverse group of people
  • High level of comfort with public speaking
  • Competent computer skills, particularly MS Office and Google Apps

Education

  • MA in Music or Music Education, or equivalent experience

 Experience

  • Minimum of 2 years prior experience teaching music in an classroom setting
  • 5 years Program Management experience
  • Strong and broad music background

Community School of Music and Arts Director of Stewardship and Community Engagement Position

 posted on November 2, 2016

Job Description
Job Title: Director of Stewardship and Community Engagement
Classification: Regular full-time Exempt
Department: Development
Reports to: Executive Director
Date: May 2016

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director of Stewardship and Community Engagement provides overall leadership, management, and coordination of parent engagement and corporate and donor relationships. The Director will support the strategic initiatives of CSMA and engage in development activities to increase financial support for the school. The Director is responsible for maintaining and enhancing individual, corporate and government relationships and for assisting in the development of new relationships.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Develop and execute strategic plans for fund development and parent engagement initiatives.
  • Build and manage corporate gift prospects and coordinate solicitation strategies.
  • Achieve targets for donor participation.
  • Maintain relationships with corporate donors to ensure their continued participation.
  • Act as primary staff lead for parent engagement programs and events.
  • Work with Development team to carry out fundraising goals and activities as assigned.
  • Participate in development activities including individual meetings with donors, prospects and constituent groups.
  • Function as a positive and contributing member of the Development and Management teams.
  • Assure that best practices are in place and that relevant and innovative fundraising messages are developed for diverse demographic and geographic supporters.
  • Monitor, analyze and report on overall fundraising results versus goals to internal and external constituencies.
  • Supervise Development staff.
  • Have the flexibility to work evenings and weekends as needed.
  • Develop other new initiatives as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Excellent communication skills, verbal and written, including the ability to communicate well in a variety of settings with a variety of stakeholders.
  • Ability to effectively partner with Executive Director and other team members.
  • Ability to develop strong rapport and relationships with stakeholders.
  • Knowledge of fundraising best practices and/or sales fundamentals.
  • Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills and the ability to create results through influence management.
  • Ability to develop and use creative and innovative methods and the judgment to know when innovation makes sense.
  • Ability to build and retain quality relationships with business and community leaders.
  • Ability to appropriately represent CSMA in public settings.
  • Good proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Google Doc.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of techniques of donor cultivation and solicitation.
  • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills. Willingness to take risks and solve problems creatively.
  • Enthusiasm, sense of humor and the ability to be flexible.
  • Capital campaign experience desirable.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • 5+ years of senior level development/advancement experience in an education or non-profit (501(c)3) organization.
  • Experience developing and implementing successful fundraising initiatives.
  • Demonstrated sensitivity, knowledge, and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, gender, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of the students/families we serve and sensitivity to and knowledge and understanding of groups historically underrepresented.
  • Minimum bachelor’s degree; advanced degree desirable.
  • Demonstrated commitment to the arts required.

Community School of Music and Arts Accounting Manager Position

posted on November 2, 2016

Job Description
Job Title: Accounting Manager
Classification: Regular Full-time, Exempt
Department: Finance
Reports to: Executive Director
Date: October 2016

Job Summary:
The Accounting Manager is responsible for applying accepted accounting principles and procedures to analyze financial information, prepare accurate and timely financial reports and statements and ensure appropriate accounting control procedures.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Prepare draft financial statements and supporting schedules according to monthly close schedule
  • Analyze performance versus budget on an ongoing basis
  • Participate in yearly budget process
  • Prepare requested schedules and documentation as requested by auditors
  • Reconcile bank statements
  • Review all balance sheet accounts on a monthly basis
  • Oversee Bookkeeper performance
  • Work with Program Managers to manage contract billing and collection process and meet financial information needs
  • Review registration software reports monthly and prepare reconciliations to book revenue recognition entries
  • In coordination with Human Resources, process bi-weekly payroll and make entries into QuickBooks
  • Prepare Pivot Table analysis before payroll submittal
  • Balance PTO, Worker’s Comp, flexible spending account
  • Serves as liaison to outsourced IT firm
  • Manage the Financial Aid Program
  • Other projects as assigned

Physical Demands/Work Environment:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Individuals may need to sit or stand as needed. May require walking primarily on a level surface for periodic periods throughout the day. Reaching above shoulder heights, below the waist or lifting as required to file documents or store materials throughout the work day. Proper lifting techniques required. May include lifting up to 25 pounds for files, computer printouts on occasion. This position requires the use of computer equipment including copy machine, scanner, paper cutter, and all other office equipments.

Skills/Qualifications:

  • Degree in Accounting or Finance
  • 5+ years accounting/finance experience, including cost accounting and financial accounting
  • Experience working in a non-profit organization preferred
  • Thorough understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with a customer service focus
  • Organized, highly detailed and capable of completing work tasks independently
  • Ability to collaborate with management, staff and faculty to maximize performance, creativity, problem solving, and results
  • Proficiency with MS Office applications
  • Working experience with QuickBooks

Music Teacher Positions

posted on October 10, 2016

Mt. Diablo Unified School District (Concord, Pleasant Hill, Martinez, Walnut Creek, Clayton, and Bay Point, CA) has a shortage of music teachers!  We need to fill positions for both elementary vocal music prep (need 2 teachers) and also elementary instrumental pull-out (need 3 teachers – traditional band/strings).  

Please see EdJoin for more information.  The link may be difficult to find, so search Mt. Diablo Unified or Concord, CA area.

Music Appreciation Teacher Position

posted on August 25, 2016

Washington Elementary School

Job Title: Part‐Time Music Appreciation Teacher (K‐6)
Job Description: We are seeking a teacher who is passionate about music, highly skilled in music appreciation, and with the ability to work with young children. Under the supervision of the Principal and PTA, the teacher is responsible for teaching music education to grades K‐6.The teacher has the discretion and creativity to apply music appreciation to pupil’s growth, appreciation, and enjoyment of diverse types of music. This can include but not limited to: singing, moving to music, playing, performing and listening to instruments.

Location: Washington Elementary School is located in the historic district of Point Richmond in the City of Richmond. The school has 460 students from Richmond and its surrounding areas. The school provides a diverse group of students with the district’s only Dual Language Immersion program (Spanish/English). Washington has enrichment programs that ensure ALL students are provided a quality education that includes culture and art.

Working Conditions: Washington has 65% of its students on free/reduced lunch. For many of these student’s, the exposure to the arts happens at school or not at all. Since the school districts’ funding is invested in the instrumental music program. Washington’s PTA has fundraised to provide and supplement the music program to the ALL of its students. Parents and teachers support this program because we all believe that music provides an important part of children’s education.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Above average skills in planning two concerts and directing musical groups
  • Excellent skills in communicating in both English and Spanish orally and in written form
  • Demonstrated ability to work as a team with other staff
  • Bi‐lingual, experience in teaching music

Highlights:

  • Experience in teaching drums, guitars and violin music
  • Ability to schedule classes of 45‐50 minutes, three times per week, Monday – Friday
  • Developmentally appropriate lessons for K‐6
  • Demonstration lesson shall be required prior to employment.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develops a curriculum map for each course taught where learning objectives are aligned with California State Standards and the school’s Expected Student Learning Results
  • Always keeps an emergency lesson plan and current substitute folder in case of an unexpected absence.
  • Provides an environment where students feel safe to try without fear of ridicule or failure
  • Keeps parents and students informed of upcoming performance requirements

Point of Contact: Interested teachers, musicians, retired or otherwise, should contact PTA President,
Denise Jones. Her email: djones1343@gmail.com.

Piedmont East Bay Children’s Choir Conductor Position

posted on August 23, 2016

TITLE: CHOIR CONDUCTOR, GIRLS CHOIR, GRADES 3 through 6
Reports to: Training Dept. Director
Hours: Part-­time. Afterschool rehearsals. Occasional weekend performances and other events.

POSITION OVERVIEW:
Direct Girl’s Training 3 (GT3), an upper-­level choir in the Training Department for girls in Grades 3 through 6.

Piedmont East Bay Children’s Choir -­‐ a 501(c)(3) non-­profit organization – provides afterschool music programs through fifteen progressive choirs, summer camps and concerts, and also partners with major arts organizations in the San Francisco Bay area. Several of the advanced choirs tour either nationally or internationally and are the anchor for our triennial Golden Gate International Children’s and Youth Choral Festival. PEBCC is a highly rewarding place to work for those interested in providing children and young adults with an exceptional music education and performance oriented choral arts program. Founded in 1982, PEBCC is located in the Oakland/Piedmont area and has 6 full-­‐time staff members, and two part-­‐timers. To learn more about the work of PEBCC, please visit www.piedmontchoirs.org and www.goldengatefestival.org.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

  • Lead Tuesday, two-­‐hour rehearsals, 4:00 pm – 6: 00 pm
  • Select repertoire for the Assigned Choir as approved by the Training Department Director for unison and 2 parts
  • Plan and conduct regular weekly rehearsals that provide training in singing and vocal development, style and history per the Choir’s formal curriculum.
  • Incorporate the choir’s music theory program weekly
  • Conduct two semesters of regular weekly rehearsals for the Assigned Choir.
  • Conduct the choir’s regular concerts and specific events.
  • Attend staff meetings.
  • Attend and assist with auditions.
  • Review and assess the musical and personal growth of choir members each semester and complete student evaluations.
  • Greet and interact with parents at Choir rehearsals, performances, and other events and respond professionally to their questions and concerns.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in Music, or Music Education (or in relevant field) plus at least two years of work experience similar to this position.
  • Kodály training preferred.
  • Have knowledge of treble repertoire
  • Have good communication and organization skills
  • Required to work some weekends depending on performance dates and times.
  • Must be devoted to team efforts, be pro-­‐active, flexible, and maintain a positive, can do, will try attitude.

COMPENSATION
Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience within the salary guidelines of PEBCC.

TO APPLY
Please send a cover letter and resume to: hr@piedmontchoirs.org or by mail to:
Careers at PEBCC
Piedmont East Bay Children’s Choir
3629 Grand Avenue
Oakland, CA 94610

If by email, please reference “Conductor ” in the subject line. All attachments should be in Word or .pdf format. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

  • A full background check will be required before position is offered
  • Applications accepted until position is filled.
  • Piedmont East Bay Children’s Choir is an equal opportunity employer.

Thank you for your interest in Piedmont East Bay Children’s Choir.

Contra Costa Children’s Chorus Conductor Position

posted on August 21, 2016

Contra Costa Children’s Chorus is currently recruiting a training chorus conductor for children ages 6 – 9 years old. Rehearsals are Wednesdays from 4:00pm in Lafayette California. Candidates should have effective classroom management skills, be comfortable working from a musicianship / literacy based pedagogy and have an inspired approach to working with children. Kodaly training is preferred. For more information contact Artistic Director Andrew Brown at 925-588-6016. andrewbrown01@comcast.net

Ragazzi Boys Chorus Director Position

posted on August 21, 2016

Ragazzi Boys Chorus located in Redwood City with a membership of 200 boys, is seeking a choral music educator for its beginning training ensemble, Primary Group, starting in September 2016.

Through a Kodály-based music literacy program, boys in Ragazzi aged 7-10 will receive vocal and musical training, including ear training, sight-reading, vocal technique, and choral performance skills. Boys are auditioned, but are not expected to have prior music training. In this ensemble, boys will learn to develop a beautiful unison tone and to extend their range. Primary Group will meet once a week on Tuesdays 5:30-7:20, and will perform 2 recitals a year with the entire chorus.

Ragazzi has a theory program administered by a theory director who will teach one 20 minutes class each week. Boys who meet promotion requirements regardless of age advance to the intermediate level, called Ragazzi Premiere. Progress toward promotion is monitored by their director with input from the theory director.

Required qualifications

  • Love of boys and their special energy
  • An enthusiasm for music and singing
  • Bachelor of Music (required) MM (preferred)
  • Two or more years successful experience teaching with emphasis on young singers
  • Kodály training and experience teaching music theory in aural, visual and written forms
  • Excellent vocal technique and vocal pedagogy suited to young voices
  • Strong leadership ability
  • Commitment to excellence in choral artistry
  • Competent rehearsal management and organizational skills and ability to meet deadlines
  • Excellent interpersonal skills desired to work with staff, volunteers, parents and choristers

Job Parameters 

  • Availability to conduct rehearsals on Tuesdays 5:30-7:20 p.m., arriving 30 minutes before and staying 15 minutes after every rehearsal period for supervision, vocal and theory assistance.
  • Job includes selecting repertoire, creating lesson plans, conducting rehearsals, distributing and collecting sheet music, maintaining accurate attendance records, writing evaluations in December and June, and contacting parents about chorister’s progress and absences, maintaining monthly communication with parent group. Occasional meetings with other faculty are expected.
  • Evaluations of choristers will take place twice each year, in December and June.
  • Salary: Commensurate with similar positions in the bay area for the academic year from September 2016 – June 2017, which includes 2 concerts.  Additional concerts will be compensated.

Interested parties should send a resume and cover letter to jkeil@ragazzi.org with Primary Chorus Director in the subject line. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Our Mission: Ragazzi Boys Chorus is committed to excellence in musical performance and education.  The Ragazzi experience instills self confidence, cooperation, leadership, sensitivity and tenacity, helping our boys develop into young men of character and distinction.  Ragazzi serves our boys and the community by performing a diverse selection of choral works to the highest artistic standards.

Contact: Joyce Keil, Artistic Director, Ragazzi, 729 Sequoia Ave., San Mateo, CA 94403 jkeil@ragazzi.org Cell: 415-515-6481

Kairos Music Academy Conductor Position

posted on August 21, 2016

Kairos Music Academy Seeks Dedicated & Skilled Conductor for Young Singers

Job opening for part-­time assistant conductor for Berkeley-­based youth choir with a 25-­year history. Exciting invitation to the right person as we move our organization into a bright future as a newly formed non-profit!

To support the choir’s continuing growth, this dynamic person works with Executive/Artistic Director and choir staff to provide musical development and foundational excitement to the youngest members of Kairos Youth Choir. We are proud to say that participation in Kairos has always been an experience children love. The beginning group must offer an engaging yet friendly and nurturing atmosphere for young musicians to find their vocal technique while enjoying inspiring group camaraderie. Our choir values authentic and joyful creative expression while learning to work together for high musical achievement.

Qualifications and skills:

  • Genuine enjoyment and love of children
  • Experienced choral conductor with Bachelor’s Degree in Music or higher.
  • Experience in working with children of multiple ages, especially younger students aged 6-­9 yrs
  • Minimum of two (2) years previous experience in choral conducting / music education
  • Favorable connections to local schools and community.
  • Energetic and engaging personality, with eagerness to grow and to develop the choir program.
  • Proficient in piano / keyboard skills preferred
  • Historical knowledge of children’s choral repertoire
  • Strong organizational, problem solving, and positive communication skills
  • Musical theatre/opera performing arts background a plus

Avghie & Anthos Conductor Duties and Responsibilities:

  • With the Founding Music Director and Administrative Director, recruits and auditions singers from Bay Area.
  • Conducts rehearsals and performances or finds a replacement if unable to attend.
  • Collaborates to design yearly events and to develop and to implement education programs for its singers.
  • Seeks and solidifies beneficial opportunities to perform beyond its usual engagements.
  • Develops and maintains strong collegial relationships with Kairos staff.
  • Represents Kairos Choir at community events.
  • Attends Rehearsals Tuesdays & Thursdays 4:30-­6:30 PM (4:00-­7:00 PM)
  • Conducts in Concerts & Choir’s Calendar Events
  • Salary determined upon education and experience, opportunities for growth in the part-­time position.

INTERESTED APPLICANTS: Please submit cover letter, resume/CV, references, and a single sample mock concert program for a treble choir comprised of unison & 2-­part repertoire. (Please include a small description of what moves you to chose the piece.)

Via email attachment and/or mail to: Search Committee Kairos Music Academy 1953 Hopkins Street Berkeley CA 94707 Please submit by August, 2016. Position to be filled by September 1, 2016 or as soon as the qualified Candidate and positive match is found. For more info: Contact Laura Kakis Serper at (510)332-­1108

Oakland Youth Chorus Instructor Positions

posted on August 21, 2016

After school Choral Music teachers sought for 2016-17 school year

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 5-25, starting with our elementary school and All– City Miracle Chorus programs, and moving into our school based Middle School Choruses and All-City, award-winning, auditioned choirs for middle and high school youth. (Concert Chorus, and Chamber Singers).

Position Summary
OYC seeks part time choral instructors for fall 2016 openings and our sub list. Chorus Teachers work closely with students, on-site personnel, and other staff, teaching the fundamentals of vocal and choral music to elementary children in various in-school and after school programs. Our programs connect with world cultures, focus on musical skills development in alignment with the CA State Standards for Music Education, and support student learning across disciplines.

We seek teachers with strong vocal and piano training and pedagogical backgrounds. Positions will include K-5 music skills 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 and choral music using OYC's multicultural model to elementary-aged school children
  • Develop and implement curriculum based upon OYC/State standards
  • Teach music from a variety of cultures aligned with OYC curriculum
  • 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
  • Implement student attendance sheet procedures

Qualifications

  • Experience developing lesson plans for music classes
  • Demonstrated ability to teach music to young children (K-5)
  • Knowledge and appreciation of music from a variety of cultures
  • Strong classroom management and student engagement in various settings
  • Bilingual in Spanish highly desired
  • Demonstrated commitment to working with diverse groups.
  • Passion for OYC's mission and the services we provide.
  • A high degree of commitment to artistic and educational excellence
  • Reliable transportation to school sites.
  • 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, resume, and three references to Executive Director, Keri Butkevich. No phone calls please.

Choral Fellow Program

posted on August 21, 2016

ABOUT THE PROGRAM
The Young Women’s Choral Projects of San Francisco is seeking applicants for its Choral Fellow Program beginning in the Fall 2016. The Program is designed to assist aspiring young conductors in developing “hands-on” experience and expertise in the art of choral conducting. The program is for one academic year. The Fellow will assist with weekly rehearsals and performances with our premiere Young Women’s Chorus, creating a positive, stimulating musical experience for our choristers. The YWCP Artistic Director will work closely with the Fellow to instruct him/her in conducting and the associated tasks and needs to be carried out throughout the rehearsal and performance period. This position is a yearlong internship. There is no salary associated with the position, or any fee or tuition expected of the applicant.

TIME FRAME
The candidate must attend YWCP regularly scheduled rehearsals, Wednesdays 6:30-9pm and Sundays, 3-6pm at First Unitarian Church, 1187 Franklin St. San Francisco, CA. The program is a yearlong commitment, September through May/early June. Conference and planning times each week will be arranged with the Director, as necessary. Off-site rehearsals and performances will be scheduled, as needed. It is desired that the Fellow be available to attend the Fall Intensive in late August and the annual retreat the first weekend of February.

RESPONSIBILITIES
The Fellow will assist the Director in the following areas:

  • Rehearsing standard choral, classical, contemporary and folk repertoire
  • Demonstrating good vocal technique to choristers
  • Instructing choristers in solid sight-singing skills
  • Supporting and promoting the purpose and goals of the Young Women’s Choral Projects
  • Encouraging and inspiring choristers to challenge themselves for optimum growth and success
  • Taking role and calling missing choristers during each rehearsal of the Young Women’s Chorus
  • Helping with setting up rehearsal space and other small administrative duties
  • Other tasks as defined by the YWC Director

OPPORTUNITIES

  • To rehearse and conduct in performance at least one choral piece each semester
  • To obtain critique from the Artistic Director to improve your conducting and rehearsal technique
  • To work with an advanced young women’s chorus
  • To learn new choral repertoire in many styles
  • To learn other administrative skills needed for the profession
  • To be able to use this experience in applying for graduate schools or employment

TO APPLY
Please submit a request in writing to Susan McMane, Artistic Director of the Young Women’s Choral Projects, smcmane@ywcp.org, outlining why you desire this opportunity. Describe your experience and willingness to learn more about children’s and youth choral music education and performance. Applications due by August 31, 2016. Questions, please contact Susan McMane.

Music Theory Teacher/Accompanist Position

posted on August 11, 2016

The Young Women’s Choral Projects of San Francisco (www.ywcp.org), Susan McMane, Artistic Director, seeks an experienced music theory instructor and accompanist for the academic year starting September 21, 2016. The employee will assist in developing a new music theory program, teach all levels of written music theory, as well as accompany two ensembles.

THE ORGANIZATION:
The Young Women’s Choral Projects (YWCP) of San Francisco is a nonprofit organization whose mission 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.

Our beginning chorus level, Prelude Chorus, is for girls in 2nd through 7th grade who have no previous music training. Allegro Chorus is for girls in 5th through 10th grade and teaches more advanced sight-reading, as well as healthy vocal technique, ear training, and performance skills. Allegro Ensemble is a subset of Allegro Chorus for girls who are ready for more challenging theory and repertoire. The organization also has an advanced women’s chorus, the Young Women’s Chorus of San Francisco, for singers in grades 7-12.

Rehearsals are held twice a week at First Unitarian Church, 1187 Franklin Street (@Geary) in San Francisco

DUTIES:

  • Develop curriculum using “A Young Singer’s Journey” theory workbooks and teach music theory to choristers in all YWCP levels
  • Accompany rehearsals for Prelude Chorus (Sunday) and Allegro Ensemble (Wednesday)
  • Accompany up to 2 concerts in the Bay Area during the 2016-2017 season  (September – May)

HOURS:
Sunday afternoons: 3:30-6pm
Wednesday afternoon/evening: 4-8:30pm

SKILLS NEEDED:

  • Love of children and helping them discover the joys of music
  • Experience in music theory instruction required
  • Fluency in solfege (moveable do) and the ability to use it in theory instruction
  • Rehearsal and performance accompanying experience required
  • Ability to read 4-part treble music in open score
  • Ability to play medium to difficult accompaniments
  • 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 Theory Teaching Position in the subject of the email.

The Episcopal Church of St. Mary the Virgin Children’s Choir Director Position

posted on August 3, 2016

Summary

St. Mary the Virgin is a program-size parish in the Diocese of California and a vibrant faith community that attracts members of all ages from throughout the City and its surrounding suburbs to our historic church in the Cow Hollow neighborhood of San Francisco. The Children’s Choir Director principally supports the music life of the parish. The Children’s Choir Director works to develop and foster excellent relations with, and involvement by, parents of children participating in the children’s music ministry.

This is a part-time position for approximately 10 hours / week, amounting to around $8000/year, negotiable. St. Mary’s adheres to diocesan guidelines in regard to compensation, benefits, and work/life balance.

Key Responsibilities

  • Work with the Associate Rector, Director of Music, and other clergy and music staff to develop a dynamic, inviting weekly children’s music ministry
  • Help to recruit and support children from kindergarten through third grade to gather for weekly music education, development, and fellowship
  • Direct and supervise the Children’s Choir in weekly and special rehearsals, and in presenting music offerings at Sunday worship and special services
  • Engage children in relevant learning about the liturgy, Church seasons, feasts, and other aspects of the faith throughout the year
  • Research and plan developmentally and liturgically appropriate weekly anthems
  • Work with children to improve vocal technique, reading skills, rhythm and pitch, diction, and other skills as outlined by the St. Mary’s General Music Standards.
  • Attend regular planning meetings with staff and clergy
  • Collaborate with staff and clergy on special observations, feasts, and celebrations
  • Help to coordinate parent volunteers at rehearsals
  • Assist with communication with Children’s Choir families and the wider community
  • Perform administrative and other duties as assigned, including overseeing the maintenance and repair of Children’s Choir members’ vestments and hymnals

Professional Qualifications

  • Knowledge of vocal and musical pedagogy
  • Desire and demonstrated ability to work with young children
  • Conducting, teaching, and motivational skills appropriate to the age group
  • Basic keyboard proficiency; knowledge of other musical instruments is a plus
  • Knowledge of liturgical music, especially that pertaining to the Episcopal Liturgy
  • Ability to communicate effectively with children and parents
  • Ability to work collaboratively and collegially with staff and volunteer personnel at St. Mary’s

Please send a cover letter, CV, and list of three references to Associate Music Director, Eric Choate (eric@smvsf.org) no later than August 20th , 2016.

Contra Consta Children’s Chorus Associate Director Position

posted on August 3, 2016

Job Description – Level 1 Associate Director

The Level 1 Associate Director has full responsibility for conducting and managing assigned Chorus level, which includes all artistic aspects of training and performance.

You report to the Artistic Director and have the support of the Administrative Staff and Chorus Liaison. Duties shall include, but not be limited to:

Artistic Responsibilities

  • Direct Level 1 Wednesday 4:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.
  • Select repertoire
  • Prepare curriculum for Level 1
  • Manage Accompanists for rehearsal, concerts and outreach performances
  • Coordinate and direct performances:
    • Conduct Winter and Spring Concerts
    • Conduct 2 or 3 outreach performances each semester
  • Provide or arrange for performance choreography
  • Conduct annual evaluations and parent conferences as needed
  • Audition new members
  • Occasional opportunity to substitute for artistic director
  • Any extra rehearsal day workshops or retreats as necessary for chorister’s involvement, including 5 scheduled mass rehearsals.

Operation and Administrative duties

  • Attend artistic staff and planning meetings as needed
  • Work with Chorus Manager/Communication Director regarding scheduling
  • Coordinate music order with Music Librarian
  • Prepare bi-weekly email to parents and others as needed
  • Administrative duties pertaining to Level 1

Recruitment

  • Responsible for student/family communication to encourage student retention
  • Assist with marketing strategies for building emollment
  • Assist with marketing strategies for audience building

Requirements
Bachelor Degree in Music or Conducting
Kodaly experience

San Francisco Boys Chorus Rehearsal Director and Theory Instructor Position

posted on July 25, 2016

San Francisco Boys Chorus (SFBC) Rehearsal Director and Theory Instructor for Marin Campus Prep, Junior and Apprentice Choruses

Reports to: Music Education Director and Program Manager

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Marin Prep, Junior, and Apprentice Chorus Rehearsal Director and Theory Instructor will join the SFBC Music Faculty for the academic year starting August 31, 2016 through mid-June 2017.  The successful candidate is a self-directed and organized individual who is able to collaborate with the directors of these groups to implement rehearsals and prepare the singers to combine with the main groups in San Francisco.  (Preps 5-6 year olds; Juniors 6-7 year olds; Apprentice 7-9 year olds.)

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:45-6:15. (3:30-6:30 set-up/down & supervision)

1.     Planning:

  • Plan and execute rehearsals for the Marin campus Prep, Junior and Apprentice Choruses in coordination with the group Directors and the Music Education Director. Repertoire for these groups will be designated by the Prep, Junior and Apprentice Chorus Directors.
  • Collaborate with the group Directors and the Music Education Director to prepare the Kodály inspired SFBC theory curriculum for use in classroom.

2.     Program Delivery:

  • Conduct the three group’s rehearsals and theory classes using the SFBC curriculum.  A rehearsal accompanist will be provided.
  • Educate choristers on proper use of head voice through activities, games, and appropriate vocal exercises and repertoire.
  • Embed music literacy skill development (using moveable do and Kodály inspired methods) in the choral rehearsal.
  • Conduct or assist in the Winter and Spring concerts, 1-2 outreach performances throughout the year and/or 1-2 SFBC Saturdays events.
  • Help ensure chorister on-site safety and security.

3.     Evaluation

  • Complete and ensure the timely distribution of chorister evaluations. Communicate student progress and goals with parents, either in person or via email/mail.
  • Work closely with the group directors to prepare choristers for promotion into the next performance group.
  • Participate in employment review at the end of the academic year.  Contribute to the chorus program evaluation at the end of the academic year.

4.     Administrative Responsibilities:

  • Communicate with parents regarding behavior and attendance issues.  If necessary meet with the parents, Music Education Director, and/or Program Manager to determine needed disciplinary actions.
  • Attend once-monthly music faculty meetings.
  • Attend twice-annual staff professional development workshops.
  • Attend thrice-annual chorister auditions.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelors Degree in Music, preferably with an emphasis in education and/or early childhood development.  Experience with the Kodály method, Master’s degree in Kodály methods preferred.
  • Is a dynamic teacher who is able to engage and motivate singers to the highest standards of artistic excellence as well as interest and desire to work with children and develop their musical aptitude.
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of elementary classroom or choral music teaching experience with children as well as knowledge of vocal pedagogy, choral diction, and languages.
  • Familiarity with choral repertoire and vocal development in children.
  • Ability to work as a team player.
  • Proven record of discipline techniques that motivate and encourage young singers.
  • Functional piano skills are preferred.
  • Ability to coordinate repertoire and curriculum with the group directors.
  • Potential for summer teaching two weeks a SFBC camps.

HOURS

Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:45-6:15. (3:30-6:30 set-up/down & supervision)

One Monday evening per month 7-8:30 p.m. for Faculty Meeting at SFBC office.

COMPENSATION

Commensurate with experience, qualifications and SFBC policies.

APPLICATIONS

To apply, send cover letter, resume, and references to Jennifer Cooper at jcooper@sfbc.org.  No phone calls please.

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.

San Francisco Boys Chorus Junior Chorus Co-Director Position

posted on July 25, 2016

San Francisco Boys Chorus (SFBC) Junior Chorus Co-Director, San Francisco Campus

Reports to: Music Education Director and Program Manager

POSITION SUMMARY: 

The Junior Chorus Co-Director will join the SFBC Music Faculty for the academic year starting August 31, 2016 through mid-June 2017.  The successful candidate is a self-directed and organized individual who is able to collaborate with another director to plan and implement chorus rehearsals and musicianship lessons from the SFBC curriculum.  Junior Choristers are typically six or seven years old.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Wednesdays 4-5:20 p.m. actual teaching time (3:30-5:30 set-up/down & supervision)

1.     Planning:

  • Plan and execute rehearsals and musicianship lessons for the Junior Chorus rehearsals.
  • Collaborate with Co-Director and Music Education Director to establish goals and objectives for the Junior Chorus program consistent with SFBC expectations.
  • Collaborate with Co-Director for the selection of appropriate repertoire that promotes healthy vocal development, chosen from diverse backgrounds, origins and traditions.  All repertoire and curriculum will be submitted to the Music Education Director for approval.
  • Collaborate with Co-Director and Music Education Director to prepare the Kodály-inspired SFBC theory curriculum for use in classroom.

2.     Program Delivery:

  • Conduct the Junior Chorus once-weekly rehearsals and theory classes in collaboration with Co-Director.  A rehearsal accompanist will be provided.
  • Educate choristers on the proper use of head voice through activities, games, and appropriate choral repertoire and teach expected chorister behaviors.
  • Embed music literacy skill development (using moveable do and Kodály inspired methods) in the choral rehearsal.
  • Conduct this group in Winter and Spring concerts, 1-2 outreach performances throughout the year and/or 1-2 SFBC Saturdays events.
  • Help ensure chorister on-site safety and security.

3.     Evaluation

  • Complete and ensure the timely distribution of mid-year send-home chorister evaluations and year-end chorister theory evaluations to submit to the Music Education Director
  • Work closely with Co-Director to evaluate and prepare choristers for promotion into the next performance group.
  • Participate in employment review at the end of the academic year.  Contribute to the chorus program evaluation at the end of the academic year.

4.     Administrative Responsibilities:

  • Communicate with parents regarding behavior and attendance issues. If necessary meet with parents, Music Education Director, and/or Program Manager to determine needed disciplinary actions.
  • Attend once-monthly music faculty meetings.
  • Attend twice-annual staff professional development workshops.
  • Attend thrice-annual chorister auditions.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Music, preferably with an emphasis in education and/or early childhood music development.  Experience with the Kodály method, Master’s degree in Kodály methods preferred.
  • Is a dynamic teacher who is able to engage and motivate singers to the highest standards of artistic excellence as well as interest and desire to work with children and develop their musical aptitude.
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of elementary classroom or choral music teaching experience with children as well as knowledge of vocal pedagogy, choral diction, and languages.
  • Familiarity with choral repertoire and vocal development in children.
  • Ability to work as a team player.
  • Proven record of discipline techniques that motivate and encourage young singers.
  • Functional piano skills are preferred.
  • Potential for summer teaching two weeks at SFBC camps.

HOURS

Wednesdays 4-5:20 p.m. in San Francisco (3:30-5:30 p.m. set-up/down & supervision time)

One Monday evening per month 7:00-8:30 p.m. for Faculty Meeting at SFBC office.

COMPENSATION

Commensurate with experience, qualifications and SFBC policies.

APPLICATIONS 

To apply, send cover letter, resume, and references to Jennifer Cooper at jcooper@sfbc.org.  No calls, please.

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.

TK-8 Part Time Classroom Music Teacher Position

posted on July 1, 2016

Saint Philip Neri School in Alameda is looking for a part time music teacher to teach students TK-8 music education based off the national standards for music education. Responsibilities include teaching students:

• To sing along with others using a varied repertoire of music
• To improvise melodies, variations and accompaniments
• To compose and arrange music with specified guidelines
• To read music
• To listen, analyze and describe music

Additionally, the music teacher will teach the middle school elective classes of Tone Chimes and Music History. These electives can be structured based upon the music teacher’s creativity and interests.

Please email Jessica Murray murray@csdo.org or call the school at (510) 521-0787.

CSMA Classroom Music Teacher

posted on June 23, 2016

CSMA has teaching opportunities for well-qualified, energetic, dependable music teachers with excellent classroom management. This position is part-time, and will begin in July 2016. This position reports to the Music4Schools Program Manager.

Responsibilities include:

  • Teaching vocal music using the Kodaly method
  • Including the use of Orff instruments and movement
  • Incorporating strong academic curriculum tie-ins when possible
  • Developing tight lesson plans that meet California State Standards
  • Ability to create a fun and enjoyable learning environment while giving students a solid musical foundation
  • Possess an unwavering commitment towards teaching music effectively and comprehensively, while inspiring and motivating students through a love of music
  • Demonstrate excellent communication skills, confident delivery of information, knowledgeable explanations, patient & positive attitude
  • Planning and preparing students for performances
  • Communicating and cooperating with on-site school staff and CSMA

Qualifications:

  • Music degree or equivalent
  • Experience teaching Elementary School students, ability to teach multiple disciplines and styles of music desired
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated ability to relate to diverse student populations

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.

SALARY: Starting at $33.70 per hour plus prep time

TO APPLY: Please email cover letter and resume to: llader@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 SanMateo and Santa Clara Counties.

San Jose Jazz Progressions Lower Elementary School General Music Instructor

posted on May 17, 2016

Are you a general elementary music teacher who is passionate about music and its unique ability to transform lives and communities? Do you believe that every child deserves access to high quality afterschool and weekend music education and to be part of a learning community that sets the bar high, regardless of ability to pay? If the answer is YES, you may apply to join the San Jose Jazz Progressions education team for the 2016-17 academic year. We are a committed group of musicians, educators and social activists with a steadfast commitment to Progressions, an after-school and weekend youth development program that uses music to connect with low-income, at-risk kids in East San Jose. Our mission? To keep participants in school, out of gangs, and on the road to becoming positive contributing members of our community.

We seek a special teacher who is caring, creative, loves to sing and excels at teaching fundamental musicianship skills. This person should be especially gifted at working with diverse young children (grades 2-3) and be interested in/willing to do parent engagement. Designed exclusively for children of low-income families, with Progressions you can feel good about giving back to the community while working with one of the Bay Area’s leading music presentation organizations.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Lead twice weekly 2nd and 3rd grade general music classes (15-20 students per class)
  • Implement a sequential curriculum that incorporates singing/dancing games and musical literacy activities from around the world (Kodály -inspired instruction preferred)
  • Prepare 3rd grade students to successfully transition to upper elementary instrumental track
  • Implement a clear classroom management strategy that holds kids accountable for their actions while offering multiple opportunities to feel successful and valued
  • Ensure that lessons and performance materials are consistent across sites
  • Prepare students for 2-4 performances per year
  • Partner with other instructors to offer student progress reports 2-3x per year
  • Maintain strong student/parent relationships; notify Director immediately when problems arise

Qualifications

  • Music education degree or equivalent
  • Kodály experience preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to relate to diverse student populations
  • Punctual and self-directed
  • Strong commitment to social justice
  • Strong interpersonal skills and a patient demeanor
  • Willingness to work collaboratively with others
  • Familiarity with El Sistema model for youth development preferred

Work Hours

  • 4-8 hours per week after school during the school year 2-4 days per week, exact schedule TBD)
  • Possible role with Progressions Summer Music Camp (July 2016)

Start Date: September 2016

To Apply: Submit a cover letter stating why you are a good candidate and a resume to julier@sanjosejazz.org.

Sacred Heart Schools Atherton Prep Chorus Teacher Position

posted on May 6, 2016

Position Title: Prep Chorus Teacher
Date Modified: May 2016
FLSA Classification: Exempt, 100% FTE, 10 month schedule of duties
Reports To: Preparatory Principal
Position Purpose: Teach chorus to high school students; lead and develop choral groups for campus Masses, prayer
services and choral productions.

Essential Functions

  • Plans daily classroom work based on curriculum requirements
  • Instructs students in music theory, harmony, music appreciation
  • Evaluates students’ aptitudes and proficiencies and guides their progress in regards to choral work
  • Teaches singing to individuals and groups, including but not limited to student-run a cappella groups
  • Collaborates with Campus Minister and Band Director to choose music for school Masses and prayer services
  • Prepares students to cantor Masses and Prayer services
  • Leads choral groups in regular and special performances for school program, Masses and prayer services, community activities, concerts, and festivals
  • Responsible for successfully recruiting students into the chorus program
  • Conducts group rehearsals and instructs and coaches members in their individual parts, in fundamentals of musicianship, and ensemble performance
  • Actively supports choral and band concerts and musical theater productions

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or post graduate work in music or music education; MA degree and/or additional coursework/work experience in choral music / music education preferred.
  • Knowledge of contemporary Catholic liturgical music.
  • A minimum of five years teaching in an independent school environment.
  • Demonstrated skills as musician and teacher and a passion for chorus.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in playing piano and in particular, playing Catholic liturgical music and playing the piano for music accompaniment is required.
  • Demonstrated ability to relate to students in a positive manner and maintain order and discipline in a respectful and caring way.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan and produce all aspects of school choral programs and productions.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills. Ability to clearly communicate and work effectively with, parents, colleagues and students.
  • Willing to be an active, enthusiastic member of the SHS community.
  • A clear commitment to the educational philosophy of the school as articulated in the Goals and Criteria of Sacred
    Heart Schools.

Physical Requirements and Work Environment

  • Works in a highly stressful environment dealing with a wide variety of challenges, deadlines and a varied and diverse array of contacts.
  • Works collaboratively with other members of the Fine Arts Department.
  • Must be willing and able to chaperone overnight trips.
  • Must demonstrate excellent attendance and punctuality.
  • May work at a desk and computer for extended periods of time.
  • Be able to occasionally lift up to 30 lbs.
  • Work primarily in a traditional climate controlled office environment.
  • Work intermittently in outside weather conditions, including extreme heat and cold.

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.

To Apply
To apply online send a resume and a cover letter to hr@shschools.org and indicate Prep Chorus 2016 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 to:
Sacred Heart Schools
150 Valparaiso Avenue
Atherton, CA 94027
Attention Human Resources: Prep Chorus 2016
Pre‐employment background screening is required for all positions.

Sacred Heart Schools, Atherton believes that each individual is entitled to equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, age, disability, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, ancestry, genetic information, citizenship, veteran status, or any other class protected under federal, state or local laws.

As a faith-based institution, we reserve the right to use religion as a criterion in hiring decisions, as permitted by law, as it relates to performing essential job duties.

Palo Alto Unified School District K-4 General Music Position

posted on May 2, 2016

Palo Alto Unified School District, a community located in the heart of California’s Silicon Valley, has part-time and full-time openings for candidates interested in teaching music to students in grades k-4.  The focus of the program is Orff/Kodaly centered, with an emphasis on developing fundamentals so that all students are motivated to participate in a performance ensemble in grades 5 – 12.

A Great Place to Work
  • Smallest class sizes K-8
  • New and renovated facilities
  • Strong technology focus
  • Teacher support and development

Top Salaries & Benefits

  • Highly competitive salaries
  • Excellent benefits including families and partners

Tradition of Excellence

  • Comprehensive enriched curriculum
  • Top academic scores
  • Active parent/community involvement
  • Nationally recognized for excellence

Commitment to Nondiscrimination

  • The Board of Education of the Palo Alto Unified School District shall provide equal opportunities in all areas and assure that there will be no discrimination against any person on the grounds of race, religion, age, sex, national origin, color, disability, policital belief, sexual orientation, marital status, or veteran’s status.
To apply: 
Questions:
Nancy Coffey
PAUSD Music Coordinator