Employment

Symphony Orchestra Conductor

Employment type: Part Time

Pay range: $3600 – $3600 USD per year

Employment Period:
3 hours per week (October – May). Additional summer work may be available.

Desired Start Date:
October 2021, with auditions beginning during the summer of 2021.

Reports To:
Peninsula Youth Orchestra Site Manager

Summary:
The Symphony Orchestra Conductor will lead the most advanced orchestra of the three Peninsula Youth Orchestra ensembles. The Symphony Orchestra is a full orchestra generally consisting of advanced-intermediate and advanced high school and collegiate students. The conductor will guide the orchestra towards musical excellence through intensive and engaging rehearsals and diverse and appropriate programming. The Symphony Orchestra Conductor will join a team of musical leaders that work towards improving the Soundscapes musical and social pipeline, from elementary through college. In addition to leading the orchestra, the conductor will assist the Site Manager in helping recruit students from across Hampton Roads.

Responsibilities:
• Act as a role model for students
• Consistently hold high standards for PYO musicians
• Prepare diverse and appropriate pieces for performance
• Model musical standards for students regularly
•Assist between session transitions
• Attend field trips when required
• Keep a record of student progress and fill out program evaluations
• Communicate students’ progress to parents/guardians
• Attend professional development sessions
• Other duties as assigned

Qualifications & Requirements:
• Bachelors degree in music with an emphasis on orchestral performance. Masters with a focus on conducting a plus
• At least three years experience conducting a symphonic ensemble
• Knowledgeable of woodwind, brass, percussion, and string terminology and notation
• Strong rehearsal management skills
• Desire to work within a social change environment
• Ability to interact and communicate clearly with a variety of ages (1st grade through adults)
• Great interpersonal skills
• Highly organized
• Self-starter
• Punctual
• Proficient in Google Docs
• Reliable transportation
• Employment is contingent upon a background check
• Must be able to work occasional nights and weekends for student performances or trips
• Finalists must submit a rehearsal and performance video via a streaming service link

PLEASE NO PHONE CALLS

Location:
Peninsula Youth Orchestra

Posted on:
May 25, 2021

Please send resume and cover letter to

Brass Teaching Artist

Employment type: Part Time

Pay range: $7500 – $8500 USD per year

Employment Period:
8-12 hours per week (September – June). Additional summer work may be available.

Desired Start Date:
Mid-September.

Reports To:
Site Manager(s)

Summary:
The Brass Teaching Artist’s primary responsibility is to teach proper instrument technique to our Level 2 (beginning), Level 3 (advance beginner), and Level 4 (intermediate) brass students. The Brass teaching Artist should be available Mondays through Fridays from 2:45 pm to 5:30 pm. Soundscapes’ Daily Music Program is currently at two schools, Carver Elementary and Greenwood Elementary, and this candidate will teach at either of these sites. This position would be joining a team of teaching artists whose passions like in building a stronger framework for student lives through the study of music.

Responsibilities:
• Act as a role model for students
• Consistently hold high standards for student musicians
• Teach proper instrument technique
• Prepare appropriate pieces for performance
• Perform for students regularly
• Assist during snack time
• Assist between session transitions
• Attend field trips when required
• Keep a record of student progress
• Communicate students’ progress to parents/guardians
• Attend professional development sessions
• Attend required performances
• Other duties as assigned

Qualifications & Requirements:
• Bachelors degree in music with an emphasis on a brass instrument, classical and jazz experience a plus
• Strong classroom management skills
• Desire to work within a social change environment
• Ability to interact and communicate clearly with a variety of ages (1st grade through adults)
• Great interpersonal skills
• Highly organized
• Self-starter
• Punctual
• Proficient with Google Docs
• Reliable transportations
• Employment is contingent upon background check
• Must be able to work occasional nights and weekends for student performances and trips
• Finalists will teach and perform on their principle instrument at the interview

PLEASE NO PHONE CALLS

Location:
Caver Elementary/Greenwood Elementary6160 Jefferson Ave/13460 Woodside Lane
Newport News, VA 23605/23608

Posted on:
May 25, 2021

Please send resume and cover letter to

Low Strings Teaching Artist

Employment type: Part Time

Pay range: $7500 – $9500 USD per year

Employment Period:
8-12 hours per week (September – June). Additional summer work may be available.

Desired Start Date:
Mid-September. Summer 2021 work available if candidate is found before then.

Reports To:
Carver Elementary Site Manager

Summary:
The Low Strings Teaching Artist’s primary responsibility is to teach proper instrument technique to our Level 2 (beginner), Level 3 (intermediate), Level 4 (intermediate/advanced) cello and bass students. The Low Strings Teaching Artist should be available Mondays through Fridays from 2:45 pm to 5:15 pm. This position would be joining a team of teaching artists whose passions lie in building a more robust framework for student lives through the study of music.

Responsibilities:
• Act as a role model for students
• Consistently hold high standards for student musicians
• Teach proper instrument technique
• Prepare appropriate pieces for performance
• Perform for students regularly
• Assist during snack time
• Attend field trips when required
• Keep a record of student progress and fill out trimester evaluations
• Communicate students’ progress to parents/guardians
• Attend professional development sessions
• Other duties as assigned

Qualifications & Requirements:
• Preferred: Bachelors degree in music with an emphasis on strings (playing cello or bass is a plus). Will consider advanced students.
• Strong classroom management skills
• Desire to work within a social change environment
• Ability to interact and communicate clearly with a variety of ages (1st grade through adults)
• Great interpersonal skills
• Highly organized
• Self-starter
• Punctual
• Proficient in Google Docs
• Reliable Transportation
• Employment is contingent upon a background check
• Must be able to work occasional nights and weekends for student performances and field trips
• Finalists will teach and perform on their principle instrument at the interview

PLEASE NO PHONE CALLS

Location:
Carver Elementary School6160 Jefferson Ave
Newport News, VA 23605

Posted on:
May 20, 2021

Please send resume and cover letter to