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) standards; are highly engaging and 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.
Total hours and placements will vary depending on the location of site(s) assigned. Programs will last 7-9 months from as early as October to as late as early June, and teaching times range primarily between 8:00am and 3:00pm, with the exception of some after school and Saturday programs.
We’re currently looking for Teaching Artists who specialize in string instruments. Anyone who also teaches in any of the following areas is welcome to apply :
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 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 using the 2022-2023 Teaching Artist Application Form.
Application Deadline: Friday, October 7th, 2022
For any questions or concerns, please reach out to email@example.com
The Employer retains the right to change or assign other duties to this position.