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.
Evaluation Field Associate (Part-Time) – The Evaluation Field Associate carries out data collection efforts in a subset of our partner schools in order to study ETM’s impact. Data collection occurs in Spring of each school year and is therefore a temporary position lasting from mid-May until late June. Field Associates work in pairs and report to the Senior Evaluation Associate and Director of Evaluation.
- Travel within the five boroughs to ETM partner schools, primarily schools in the Bronx.
- Schedule and commit to on time for appointments with schools, ranging from the hours of 8 am – 2:30 pm.
- Understand and adhere to data collection protocols.
- Verbally administer student assent.
- Administer 20 minute surveys to small groups of students from 3rd – 8th grades.
- Maintain control of room in order to expedite survey administration.
- Deliver collected surveys to the ETM office in an organized and timely manner.
- Communicate with teachers, principals, students, and school staff.
- Communicate with partner Field Associate and Evaluation staff.
- Prior experience with research or data collection preferred but not necessary.
- Must be able to pass NYC Department of Education background check.
- Spanish language fluency preferred.
- Proactive, responsible, detail-oriented, and strong communication and organization skills.
- Able to travel within the five boroughs to school appointments.
- Able to commit to 4-5 school visits per week, excluding travel time (MetroCard provided, minimum of 10-12 hours per week).
- Must attend training session.
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