Education Through Music (ETM) is a New York City non-profit organization 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.
ETM Music teachers provide full school year music programs for grades PreK through 8th grade in both NYC public and parochial schools. Teaching schedules vary from 2 to 5 days per week, and run continuously from September to June. Typically, teachers see the same students once per week for the entire school year with class sized averaging 20 to 25 students. The daily teaching schedule for all positions follows a typical school day beginning approximately 8:00am and ending near 3:00pm.
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. NOTE: Individuals who do not currently hold 'eligible' status for classroom teaching from the NYC Department of Education (DOE) will be asked to undergo a fingerprinting and background check by the NYC DOE PETS system. Only those cleared by the DOE who receive 'eligible' status are eligible for hire by ETM.
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.
An elective employee-contributed health coverage plan is available.
All those invited to interview will be asked to present mock lesson specific to the discipline of the desired position.
Openings in New York City – September 2015
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 a variety of 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. Available position openings cover varied grade ranges from Pre-K through 8th grade. Click here to apply for this position
General Music (String Orchestra) - String Orchestra teachers typically teach 2 or 3 days per week and are responsible for teaching violin, viola, cello, and bass to beginning and intermediate orchestra students, grades 4 – 8. Orchestra is an elective, not required. There are two key components to our instrumental program: Small group pull-out lessons and full rehearsals. Qualified applicants should be comfortable running rehearsals with 50-90 students. Orchestra rehearsals will take place 2 to 3 times per week before or after school, with each participant receiving one small group pull-out lesson per week during the school day on a rotating pull-out basis. Please note we prefer a combination of pedagogical approaches. A minimum of three concerts per year are produced in which the full ensemble performs. (Note: Most string orchestra positions are combined with general music to create full-time positions – see description above.) Click here to apply for this position
General Music (Band) - Band teachers typically teach 2 or 3 days per week and are responsible for teaching all woodwinds, brass, and percussion instruments to beginning and intermediate band students. Band is an elective and all students grades 5 through 8 are eligible to participate. There are two key components to the band program: Small group pull-out lessons and full rehearsals. Qualified applicants should be comfortable running rehearsals with 50-90 students. Band rehearsals will take place 2 or 3 times per week before or after school, with each participant receiving one small group pull-out lesson per week during the school day on a rotating basis. Please note we prefer a combination of pedagogical approaches. A minimum of three concerts per year are produced in which the full band performs. (Note: Most band positions are combined with general music to create full-time positions – see description above.) Click here to apply for this position
Program Staff/Field Supervisor - ETM program staff report to the Director of Programs and assist in managing on-going program initiatives to ensure successful implementation of the ETM model. Ideal candidates have substantial public school teaching experience, experience in a supervisory role and a knowledge of curriculum design and pedagogic methodology. Favorable candidates have expertise in either choir, string orchestra or band. Excellent written and oral communication skills are a must as is complete computer/technology literacy. Responsibilities Include:
Support and mentoring of music teachers.
Supervision and evaluation of music teachers.
Development and design of training materials.
Presentation of professional development workshops to academic teachers.
Documentation/record keeping of program activities and services provided. Click here to apply for this position
General Music/Music Technology - Middle School - ALL POSITIONS FILLED - The general music curriculum is based on traditional choral/instrumental pedagogy. Guitar and keyboard skills are necessary. Familiarity with current music technologies, including Pro Tools, Logic Pro, Finale and SmartBoard is a big plus, but training can be provided - a general familiarity with music technology is sufficient for the motivated candidate. 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. 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 27-inch Macintosh computer, midi keyboard, electric guitar, microphone, audio interface, etc.