Education Through Music (ETM) is a New York City non-profit organization with national affiliates that provides inner-city schools with quality music programs. ETM forms long-term partnerships with both public and private schools, helping them to provide comprehensive, sequential music and arts instruction to all students. We help schools integrate arts and academic curricula to enhance learning in both areas.
Successful candidates will embrace the opportunity to take ownership of their program and make it an indispensable part of their school's culture and identity. Applicants should possess a BA or Master's in Music, Education, or Fine Arts (Music Education a plus). Previous classroom teaching experience is strongly preferred. ETM welcomes applicants who hold or are pursuing certification, and seeks placements that will support the career advancement of certified teachers.
Job responsibilities include acting as school music faculty, coordination and development of the in-school music program with program staff, and producing two all-school concerts each year.
Each music teacher's program is designed in consultation with ETM Program Staff and based on ETM's curriculum and benchmarks. Lesson planning is required and will be reviewed on a regular basis.
We provide all ETM Music Teachers with ongoing professional development and training.
All those invited to interview will be asked to present mock lesson specific to the discipline of the desired position.
General Music (Choral) - Our General Music teachers are responsible for building a musical foundation for all students. Instilling a love and appreciation for music through a comprehensive and sequential music curriculum is the key to a successful program. Pedagogical approach is Orff influenced, and we provide many tools and resources including hand-percussion, Orff instruments, handbells, keyboards, recorders, guitars and technology. Singing, conducting, keyboard, guitar, and presentation skills are all pluses. Two concerts per year are produced in which all students perform. Click here to apply.
General Music (Band) - Our band teachers are responsible for teaching woodwinds, brass, and percussion to beginning band (grade 5) students. Band is an elective, and is not required, but every fifth grade student is eligible to participate. There are two key components to our instrumental program: Pull-out lessons and band rehearsals. Qualified applicants should be comfortable teaching individual lessons and running large group rehearsals with 50-90 Fifth grade students. Band rehearsals will take place outside the regularly scheduled school day, but each participant will have one group lesson per week. In addition, the band teacher may teach some general music classes with students ranging from Prek through 5th grade. Please see General Music job description for details on that component of the position. Click here to apply.
General Music (String Orchestra) - Our orchestra teachers are responsible for teaching violin, viola, cello, and bass to beginning and intermediate orchestra students, grades 4 – 8. Orchestra is an elective, and is not required, but all students in grades 4 – 8 are eligible to participate. There are two key components to our instrumental program: Pull-out lessons and orchestra rehearsals. Qualified applicants should be comfortable teaching individual lessons and running large group rehearsals with 40 - 70 students. Orchestra rehearsals will take place outside the regularly scheduled school day, but each participant will have a group lesson once per week during the school day on a rotating pull-out basis. Please note we prefer a combination of pedagogical approaches. In addition, the orchestra teacher may teach some general music classes with students ranging from Prek through 8th grade. Please see General music job description for details on that component of the position. Click here to apply.
Middle School Music Technology Teacher - Our middle school music teachers are responsible for teaching the general music curriculum to every student in grades 6 to 8, through traditional choral/instrumental pedagogy in addition to current music technologies, including music notation, sequencing and audio recording software. Guitar and keyboard skills are necessary. Familiarity with SMARTBoard and other smart-technologies is a big plus. The curriculum focuses on general music skills and concepts (as opposed to teaching any in-depth use of software) using the music tech lab as a teaching tool. A general familiarity with music technology is sufficient for the motivated candidate. Of great value will also be the determination and charisma to work successfully with a middle school population. The labs consists of 30 state of the art, custom built student workstations, each with a 29-inch Macintosh computer, midi keyboard, electric guitar, microphone, audio interface, etc. Click here to apply.
- Support and mentoring of music teachers.
- Supervision and evaluation of music teachers.
- Policy compliance.
- Development and design of training materials.
- Presentation of professional development workshops to academic teachers.
- Project management.
- Documentation/record keeping of program activities and services provided. Click here to apply.
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