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Elementary Music Teacher

Company: Music for Minors
Location: Half Moon Bay
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Music for Minors seeks qualified and experienced individuals to deliver weekly music lessons to elementary school students. Educators will travel to 2-5 school sites per week to teach in-person music classes using MFM-provided curriculum and instrument kits. Successful educators possess strong classroom management skills, experience with a variety of student age and ability levels, a musical background, and a love of working with children. Position: Music Teacher Reports to: General Program Manager Classification: Part Time: 10-25 hours/week Work hours: 2-5 days/week during normal school hours. Scheduling flexible. Responsibilities In The Classroom

  • Administer weekly music classes at school sites (30-45 minute class durations)
  • Teach classes from TK through 5th grade, depending on preference
  • Use the provided MFM curriculum and instrument kits
  • Establish and maintain strong relationships with classroom teachers and school administration
  • Follow all necessary MFM policies and procedures, including for Covid-19
  • Promote a love a of music in all students Other Responsibilities
    • Prep lessons at home each week before going in to teach
    • Track number of lessons taught at each school site
    • Participate in weekly online cohort meetings with other educators
    • Communicate all absences and schedule changes with Program Managers
    • Attend Fall Training in August Qualifications
      • 2+ years teaching experience preferred
      • Experience as a vocalist or instrumentalist
      • Comfortable singing songs with a class
      • Skilled in classroom management
      • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
      • Available 2-5 days/week during the school day
      • Energetic, flexible, patient, and enthusiastic
      • Love of working with TK - 5th grade children
      • Background check
      • Passion for Music for Minors mission Salary
        • $40+ / hour starting rate
        • Paid training and professional development
        • Paid sick time About Music for Minors Music for Minors (MFM) is a nonprofit with over 45 years of expertise in elementary school music education. Our mission is to nurture in children a lifelong love of music. Operating in the San Francisco Bay Area, our services provide 15,000-20,000 students in transitional kindergarten through sixth grade with a program of diverse, high-quality musical experiences that is:
          • Engaging and participatory
          • Based on state music education standards
          • A foundation for further choral and instrumental music education
          • Cost-effective (regardless of district/school resources) The MFM curriculum is sequential, standards based and culturally diverse and includes visual aids, props, and instruments. Lesson elements offer singing, listening, reading, theory, movement, dancing, and playing rhythm instruments and recorders. To address the continual disparity in access to necessary programs in marginalized communities, MFM commits to an organizational priority of at least 50% of our reach in targeted regions of need. In addition, by nature of our program delivery, MFM provides training, professional development and jobs to a growing number of teaching artists around the Bay Area, contributing to the overall creative economy. With three-fold service growth in the past decade, MFM boasts the reassurance that quality and affordable solutions for music education can be met. Our new strategic plan, slated to launch in late 2022, will focus on sustainable growth, outreach to a broader community, and further our innovation and thought leadership through key industry initiatives. All applications and inquiries will receive a response and be kept strictly confidential. Music for Minors is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Keywords: Music for Minors, San Francisco , Elementary Music Teacher, Education / Teaching , Half Moon Bay, California

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