Jobs at the Chorus of Westerly
POSITION OPEN - 5/25/23
INSTRUCTOR/MUSIC TEACHER, AFTER-SCHOOL CHORUS PROGRAM
Contractual – September 2023 through May 2024
Hiring commencing immediately. Position open until filled. Search may close at any time without notice. Applicants should not delay in sending in materials.
The Chorus of Westerly seeks immediate applicants for the role of Instructor/Music Teacher as part of its After School Chorus Program. Instructors in this contractual part-time position are responsible for leading a Chorus of Westerly affiliated after school chorus rehearsal for 3rd through 5th graders in local elementary schools during the 2023-24 school year on weekday afternoons (currently on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday).
The functions, responsibilities, and tasks of the position are:
To lead local elementary school after school choruses, one session per week at each assigned school from September through May (no rehearsals during school vacations – typically a total of 8 rehearsals in the Fall and 12 in the Spring), closely following the Chorus of Westerly’s specific program curriculum. This includes leading children in vocal warmups, teaching a predetermined repertoire of music and musicianship skills, following a specific rehearsal plan as set and communicated to the Instructor/Teacher by the Director of Education.
Through weekly rehearsal work, to prepare the young singers for an informal culminating performance at the end of each semester.
To take full care of their specifically assigned school programs and full responsibility for their functioning on a regular basis. This requires the instructor to report to the assigned school a minimum of 30 minutes prior to the rehearsal’s start time and to remain at the school and depart only when all children enrolled in the program are picked up safely. Based on the current school schedule, this would mean arrival time of 3 pm at school and rehearsal 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm.
To regularly communicate, check-in, and/or meet with, either in person, telephone, or electronic form, the Director of Education on the progress of the program and/or other needs.
The candidate must have demonstrable experience in music education or music performance with the ability to enthusiastically teach young singers from a set curriculum. The candidate must also be able to fully commit to the teaching and performance schedule as outlined. The candidate must be comfortable and able to work easily, confidently, and professionally with children from a wide variety of backgrounds and be comfortable in following instructions/curriculum from the Chorus of Westerly. A background in choral music and/or a degree in music or music education is highly desired.
This is a contractual position for September 2023 through May 2024. Compensation is a flat $3000 per school. Therefore if two schools are assigned, total compensation would be $6000 for the 2023-24 season, etc.. This position is not benefits eligible.
Please send to the Chorus via email (1) a cover letter, (2) a resume/CV specifically detailing your musical and teaching experience, and (3) the names of three professional/academic references with whom you have worked with in some capacity in the past three years. Please also specify which afternoons you would or would not be available to teach during the 2023-24 school year.
These items should be sent only via email to email@example.com. Do not drop these items off at the Chorus of Westerly/Kent Hall or mail them to the Chorus of Westerly. All questions should only be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls or walk-ins to Kent Hall at this time.
Review of applications begins now/immediately, and the Chorus intends to hire as soon as possible and search can end at a moment's notice. Please do not delay in sending in materials. The position will be opened until filled and the search is subject to end at any point in time without notice.
The Chorus of Westerly is an equal opportunity employer M/F/D/V.