Piano Instructor Needed

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Piano Instructor Needed
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General Description: Part-time, hourly, non-exempt

Position Summary: Beck Center’s Music Education program seeks dynamic teaching artists to instruct students in private piano lessons and group piano classes, per experience and interest. Multiple candidates may be hired. The ideal candidate is an experienced performer and educator with a proven ability to work with youth and adults. This position will instruct beginner level piano students, with the potential to work with intermediate and advanced students. Group classes at Beck Center work in the Faber piano method and begin with the Faber Piano Primer for children and the Accelerated Beginner for adults. Prior experience with the Faber method is not required, and teachers are welcome to bring other materials to their students as well. Classes and lessons are offered on-site at Beck Center.

 Responsibilities:

This position is responsible for introducing students to the piano and creating a curriculum that will achieve goals appropriate to the level of the class and students. Instructors are expected to teach consistently during the academic year with an optional summer semester. Beck Center’s academic calendar includes: Fall (Sept 7-Dec 17), Winter/Spring (Jan 9-May 27), and Summer (June 12-Aug 18). Instructors provide a high standard of music instruction that meets the needs of the class, tracking their short-term and long-term goals toward sustained growth. Instructors communicate with students, parents, and staff to facilitate lessons and foster student retention. Instructors are responsible for recording attendance and enrollment accurately and promptly in the faculty time and attendance system.

Qualifications:

We seek individuals having achieved or working toward a Bachelor’s in music performance or education. The individual should have some prior experience teaching privately or in another setting where they have gained classroom management skills. Must be an articulate customer service-oriented individual who communicates well with students, families, and colleagues. The candidate should have excellent organizational skills, and be prepared to lead weekly classes/lessons that are educational with developmentally and age appropriate content. Hiring is contingent upon passing a background check.

Pay Rate:

$30/hr

To Apply:

Submit cover letter and resume via e-mail to jmcgrath@beckcenter.org. Applications will be accepted through Nov 11. All applicants will receive confirmation by email that their application was received. Stage 1 phone interview screening will be conducted Nov 14-18, and Stage 2 in-person interviews at Beck Center will occur between Nov 21-30 (excluding holidays). We anticipate offer(s) to be made by Dec 5th, with an anticipated start date of Jan 9th.

Salary

Please provide salary range, if applicable: $30 an hour