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Woodwinds Instructor

Position: Woodwinds Instructor

Status: Part-Time

Pay: $8,576 per school year session

Employment Period: 8-12 hrs. per week (September-June), (Summer work may be available)

Start Date: Mid-September

Reports to: Program Director

Summary:

The Woodwind Teaching Artist’s main responsibility is to teach proper instrument technique on flute, clarinet, and saxophone to our Level 2 (beginner), Level 3 (advanced beginner), Level 4 (intermediate) woodwind students. The Woodwind Teaching Artist should be available Mondays through Fridays from 2:45 pm to 5:15pm. Carver Elementary School is located at 6160 Jefferson Avenue, Newport News, VA.

Responsibilities:

  • Act as a role model for students
  • Teach proper instrument technique for flute, clarinet, and saxophone
  • 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 student’s progress to parents/guardians
  • Attend professional development sessions
  • • Other duties as assigned
  • Qualifications & Requirements:

  • Bachelors degree in music with emphasis on a woodwind instrument or extensive experience – multi-instrumentalist preferred
  • Ability to play a wind, brass, or percussion instrument
  • Strong classroom management skills
  • Desire to work within a social change environment
  • Strong classroom management skills
  • Ability to interact and communicate clearly with a variety of ages (1st grade through adults)
  • Ability to interact and communicate clearly with a variety of ages (1st grade through Adults)
  • Great interpersonal skills
  • Highly organized
  • Self-starter
  • Punctual
  • Have access to a personal computer
  • Computer savvy (MS Word, Excel...)
  • Reliable transportation
  • Employment is contingent upon successful background check
  • Must be able to work occasional nights and weekends due to performances or trips
  • Finalist will be asked to teach and perform on main instrument at interview.
  • About Soundscapes:

    Soundscapes is an after school and summer program that changes lives using group music education and civic-minded behavioral modification as tools to affect positive change in the socio-economically disadvantaged children it serves. Music is an international language that brings joy to the dispirited; it can break down barriers and build a scaffold of support to carry at-risk children away from the negative influences prevalent in their environment and give them the confidence, the drive, and the pro-social behavioral skills they will need to become productive members of society in their adult lives.

    The El Sistema philosophy originated in Venezuela in 1975 and is now in practice around the globe. More than 65 nations use the paradigm to address critical social issues that affect the health, safety, and spirit of their citizens. In most countries, it is used to give at-risk young people the skills they need to function successfully in mainstream society and become model citizens.

    Application Procedure:

    To apply please mail or email cover letter and resume/curriculum vita, optional: DVD of rehearsal and conducting ability (highly recommended):

    Soundscapes

    11009 Warwick Blvd., Ste. 215

    Newport News, VA 23601

    rramirez@soundscapeshr.org

    NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE:

    Brass Teaching Artist

    Position: Brass Teaching Artist

    Status: Part-Time

    Pay: $8,576 per school year session

    Employment Period: 8-12 hrs. per week (September-June), (Summer work may be available)

    Start Date: Mid-September

    Reports to: Program Director

    Summary:

    The Brass Teaching Artist’s main responsibility is to teach proper instrument technique to our Level 2 (beginner), Level 3 (advanced beginner), Level 4 (intermediate) brass students. The Brass Teaching Artist should be available Mondays through Fridays from 2:45 pm to 5:15pm. Carver Elementary School is located at 6160 Jefferson Avenue, Newport News, VA.

    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
  • Perform for students regularly
  • Assist during snack time
  • Assist between session transitions
  • Attend field trips when required
  • Keep a record of student progress
  • Communicate student’s progress to parents/guardians
  • Attend professional development sessions
  • • Other duties as assigned
  • Qualifications & Requirements:

  • Bachelors degree in music with emphasis on a brass instrument or extensive experience
  • Strong classroom management skills
  • Ability to interact and communicate clearly with a variety of ages (1st grade through adults)
  • Ability to interact and communicate clearly with a variety of ages (1st grade through Adults)
  • Great interpersonal skills
  • Highly organized
  • Self-starter
  • Punctual
  • Have access to a personal computer
  • Computer savvy (MS Word, Excel...)
  • Reliable transportation
  • Employment is contingent upon successful background check
  • Must be able to work occasional nights and weekends due to performances or trips
  • Finalist will be asked to teach and perform on main instrument at interview.
  • About Soundscapes:

    Soundscapes is an after school and summer program that changes lives using group music education and civic-minded behavioral modification as tools to affect positive change in the socio-economically disadvantaged children it serves. Music is an international language that brings joy to the dispirited; it can break down barriers and build a scaffold of support to carry at-risk children away from the negative influences prevalent in their environment and give them the confidence, the drive, and the pro-social behavioral skills they will need to become productive members of society in their adult lives.

    The El Sistema philosophy originated in Venezuela in 1975 and is now in practice around the globe. More than 65 nations use the paradigm to address critical social issues that affect the health, safety, and spirit of their citizens. In most countries, it is used to give at-risk young people the skills they need to function successfully in mainstream society and become model citizens.

    Application Procedure:

    To apply please mail or email cover letter and resume/curriculum vita, optional: DVD of rehearsal and conducting ability (highly recommended):

    Soundscapes

    11009 Warwick Blvd., Ste. 215

    Newport News, VA 23601

    rramirez@soundscapeshr.org

    NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE: