Employment

Peninsula Youth Orchestra Site Manager

Employment type: Part Time

Pay range: $9000 – $9000 USD per year

Employment Period:
Up to 10 hours per week but typically 4-5 hours (mid September through May)

Reports to:
Program Director

Summary:
Soundscapes is looking for a creative, detail-oriented, musically focused person to manage the Peninsula Youth Orchestra. This person will be in charge of day-to-day operations including: site set-up, parent communications, maintaining site-wide discipline system, arrival and dismissal procedures, site attendance, and most importantly, keeping and fostering our organizational culture. The successful candidate should have a working background in music, as it is likely that they may need to step in and teach a class if no substitutes are available. This position will grow over time as the program grows. The main on-site time commitment will be Tuesdays from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

Responsibilities:
• Manage day-to-day site operations
• Collect student evaluation information in order to generate appropriate reports to administration
• Help recruit new students
• Schedule auditions
• Accept and process tuition payments
• Act as liaison between PYO/Soundscapes and the school
• Ability to assess and respond to behavioral issues
• Communicate with parents via different mediums (voice, text, email, letters)
• Work with transportation coordinator to schedule trips
• Schedule concert venues
• Prepare concert programs

Qualifications & Requirements:
• Bachelor degree in music preferred
• Detail- and goal-oriented
• Experience with managing and setting up concerts a plus
• Strong classroom management skills are a plus
• Ability to anticipate possible issues
• Self-starter
• 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

PLEASE NO PHONE CALLS

Location:
Gildersleeve Middle School1 Minton Drive
Newport News, VA 23606

Posted on:
July 16, 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