Director of Programs – Education Through Music, Inc. (ETM) is currently seeking a full-time Director of Programs. The Director of Programs has primary responsibility for planning, coordinating, implementing, documenting and evaluating ETM’s educational programming. This includes: programs in New York City partner schools, as well as professional development services and other consulting services to schools, districts and cultural organizations.
- Design, document, and implement all aspects of the ETM Curriculum Model
- Develop and manage training materials for all ETM Program Staff and Music Teachers
- Develop, manage, and oversee relationships with education professionals, institutions of higher learning, professional organizations and key education experts to facilitate ETM’s activities and promote the ETM Model and programs
- Coordinate with Marketing and Communications Department (“Marketing”) to develop Programs’ communications materials and publications
- Lead & grow a talented team of ETM program professionals who will maintain the guidelines, standards and continuity of our brand throughout the partner school community.
- Negotiate program partnership agreements, and manage the initial set-up of music programs for new partner schools
- Manage the development and presentation of professional development opportunities for Partner administration including classroom teachers, principals, and parents
- Manage consulting arrangements (relating to Programs) with outside school vendors and other clients
- Promote the growth of the organization by building relationships with music education professional and key leadership associations (national, state and local affiliations)
- Collaborate with Executive Director, Chief Operating Officer, Director of Development, and Board of Directors to budget and plan for ETM’s future growth and expansion
- Support ETM model implementation with future affiliates
- Master’s Degree in Music Education
- Minimum of 4 years classroom experience
- Supervisory responsibility of Program staff
- Pedagogical knowledge
- Curriculum formation
- NYC licensed and applicable certifications
Salary is commensurate with experience
Comprehensive Benefits including Health Insurance, 403(B) Retirement plan, Dental & Vision
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ETM is currently reviewing applications for Music Teacher and Music Teacher Mentor positions
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.
Music Teacher Positions:
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
General Music/Music Technology – Middle School – 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.
Music Teacher Mentors – The primary role of the Music Teacher Mentor (“Mentor”) is to help develop music teachers to be the best that they can be through designing achievable growth plans to strengthen their teachers’ skills. The Mentor coaches’ music teachers to strengthen pedagogy according to the ETM model while assisting them to effectively address the daily issues and challenges encountered in their teaching duties. The Mentor guides music teachers in reflecting on their performance, setting professional goals, overcoming challenges and celebrating successes. Other areas of responsibilities include (1) assisting with the management of school partnerships, including relationship and communications with school leadership; (2) facilitating professional development workshops for academic teachers and parent engagement workshops; (3) contributing to ETM’s professional development knowledge base, resources and overall teacher training capabilities; and 4) Documentation/record keeping of program activities and services provided. Ideal candidates have substantial public school teaching experience (at least 5 years primary or secondary classroom teaching experience), experience in a supervisory role and knowledge of curriculum design and pedagogic methodology (i.e. Orff, Kodaly, Dalcroze). Favorable candidates have expertise in choir, string orchestra or band. Strong communication and interpersonal skills. Computer literate, including Google docs and MS Office Suite. State Teacher certification is a plus. Currently these positions are filled. Please check back for future openings.
Creative Marketing Associate – Education Through Music (ETM) seeks a part-time (20-30 hours/week) Creative Marketing Associate (Design & Digital) with excellent writing and editing skills. The Creative Marketing Associate is a Part-Time (20-30 hours/week) position reporting to the Director of Marketing and Communications. This position requires an energetic team player who is a self-starter. The Marketing and Communications department produces marketing collateral, oversees media relations, develops external partnerships to further the mission of ETM, and oversees all online and digital marketing efforts, including social media and videos. The Associate must be creative and have excellent writing skills.
- Ensure ETM’s branding and style guidelines are utilized in all visual communications materials
- Design and layout printed and graphic materials, including ETM’s annual report, newsletters and research reports
- Develop creative materials that highlight branding and messaging for ETM
- Design and produce quality graphic design artwork
- General knowledge of commercial art and printing industry
- Capture photography in classrooms, schools, concerts and at special events for use in marketing materials
- Responsible for producing video that will resonate with ETM’s audience, and drive a high level of engagement and sharing
- Experience shooting and editing video of all types, including social media
- Bachelor’s Degree BA or BFA in Graphic Arts
- 2-4 years working experience
- Experience with Adobe Creative Suite Programs including: InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop; PowerPoint, Premiere Pro
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail a must
- Able to write and edit in response to guidelines, as well as to write and edit independently
- Able to multi-task and to meet deadlines
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ETM is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. A copy of our Affirmative Action Plan is available upon request to email@example.com.