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Jobs at the Chorus of Westerly

Last update: January 6, 2023



Contractual - February through May 2023
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 and/or 4th graders in two local elementary schools during the winter/spring term (February through May) on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons.

For those who are interested in this position but cannot teach on these specific days in the coming months, we encourage you to apply and note in the cover letter your interest to be considered for future semesters.

The functions, responsibilities, and tasks of the position are:

1.     To lead two local elementary school after school choruses, one session per week at each assigned school from February through May (with no rehearsals during school vacations) closely following the Chorus of Westerly’s specific program curriculum. This includes leading children in vocal warmups, teaching a predetermined repertoire of music, and following a specific rehearsal plan as set and communicated to the Instructor/Teacher by the Director of Education.

2.     Through weekly rehearsal work, to prepare the young singers for a culminating performance alongside other participating schools in May in Kent Hall. The Instructor/Teacher will be required to participate in one or two extra rehearsals leading up to this performance on dates/days to be assigned, and be fully available Saturday, May 20, 2023, for the Chorus’s spring choral festival.

3.     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.

4.     At least once per week, to 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 February 6, 2023 through May 21, 2023. Compensation is a flat $2000 per school ($500 per month for four months). Therefore if two schools are assigned, total compensation would be $4000 for the winter/spring term (Feb - May). This position is not benefits eligible.


To apply
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.

These items should be sent only via email to 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 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. Those applying for future semesters can send in their materials at any time.

The Chorus of Westerly is an equal opportunity employer M/F/D/V.

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