Since 1955, The Young Musicians Foundation’s (YMF) mission is to empower under-served, frequently 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. Our accessible and responsive approach to vocal, instrumental, music technology, and general music instruction reaches students ages 4 to adult across Los Angeles through partnerships with under-resourced schools and community programs covering a 195-square-mile area in greater Los Angeles.
The Teaching Artist, reporting to the Program Manager is responsible for music instruction for their assigned school site(s). The Teaching Artist will ensure the highest quality learning experience for students participating in YMF programs by creating group lesson plans that: Address and integrate 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.
As of March 16th, 2020, and until further notice, all YMF programming will be conducted via remote-learning through either video-based instruction and/or through the implementation of asynchronous materials. All concerts, events, and professional development opportunities will also be held virtually until further notice.
YMF is working closely with our partners to evaluate if and when we can resume in-person programming, pending guidance from healthcare professionals and the LA county Department of Public Health. This will be on a site-by-site basis, however all applicants should plan to accommodate resumption of in-person programming for the 2021-2022 school year.
We are currently hiring for the 2021-2022 school year programming. Hours and placements vary depending on the location of site(s) assigned.
We’re currently looking for Teaching Artists who specialize in the following areas:
If you are interested in applying but are unable to teach in one of these areas, you may still submit an application for us to keep on file.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Physical and Additional Requirements:
We highly value a diverse team and an equitable work environment where every member of our team is set up to thrive. We have taken steps to nurture this environment including an Equity, Diversity, Access, and Inclusion Committee that leads work to transform injustice within the organization. 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. We review our policies and practices for equity frequently.
We encourage you to apply if this job sounds like a good fit for you and vice versa, 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 is encouraged to apply. We also encourage you to apply if this job sounds like a good fit for you and vice versa, even if you don’t feel as if you meet all the qualifications/requirements.”
How to Apply:
Please complete your application by using the Teaching Artist Application form.
Application Deadline: Friday, August 13th, 2021