Since 1955, The Young Musicians Foundation’s (YMF) mission is to empower under-served, marginalized students to find creativity, connection and joy through music. YMF’s Teaching Artists are at the heart of our organization’s mission by providing tuition-free weekly music instruction to students and community members. Through partnerships with under-resourced schools and community programs, our accessible and responsive approach to music instruction reaches students ages 4 to adult across the greater Los Angeles area, covering a 195-square-mile area.
Reporting to the respective Program Manager, TAs are responsible for music instruction for their assigned site(s). Our Teaching Artists work closely with our schools and community teams at YMF and ensure the highest quality learning experience for students participating in YMF programs by creating group lesson plans that: are informed by the Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) and the Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) learning standards; are highly engaging, build skills, are culturally affirming; and create a safe classroom environment that cultivates the holistic growth of students. This position will also collaborate with classroom teachers, administrators, staff, students, parents, and community.
All summer Teaching Artists will be guaranteed a minimum of 2 teaching hours per week. Pending scheduling, there may be opportunities for more. Total hours and placements will vary depending on the location of site(s) assigned. Summer programs will last 4-6 weeks from the middle of June to the middle of August and teaching times will primarily be between 8:00am-3:00pm, with the exception of some after school programs. If you are also interested in applying to teach in the coming school year, there will be a place to indicate this on your application.
We’re currently looking for Teaching Artists who specialize in any of the following areas:
If you are interested in applying but are unable to teach in one of these areas or time frames, you may still submit an application for us to keep on file.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Physical and Additional Requirements*:
*We will provide any reasonable accommodations as required.
We encourage you to apply if this job sounds like a good fit for you even if you don’t feel as if you meet all the qualifications/requirements. Folks who are queer, trans, non-binary, people of color, parents, are/have been system impacted, have different abilities, are immigrants and anyone who has experienced systemic oppression and gender-based violence are encouraged to apply.
We highly value a diverse team and an equitable work environment where every member of our team is set up to thrive. In an effort to prioritize and maintain this environment, we have recently established an Equity, Diversity, Access, and Inclusion Committee that leads work to transform injustice within the organization, and reviews our policies and practices for equity frequently. Additionally, we expect all team members to take responsibility for co-creating an equitable work community where everyone is able to do impactful, world-changing work.
How to Apply:
Please complete your application by using the Summer Teaching Artist Application Form.
Application Deadline: Friday, May 20th, 2022
The Employer retains the right to change or assign other duties to this position.