EMPLOYMENT

Paterson Music Project has the following Teaching Artist openings:

  • Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Cello, Violin and Elementary Choir
  • For more information or to apply, contact Program Director Elizabeth Moulthrop at Elizabeth.moulthrop@whartonarts.org or call 973-341-7959.  Details below.

Teaching Artist Job Description

Reports To: Site Director
Status: Part-time; Weekdays after school. Days vary depending on position.
Payment: Hourly, based on experience
Locations/Sites: Location varies depending on position.
Paterson School 1 – 1 East 32nd St., Paterson, NJ
Community Charter School of Paterson – 75 Spruce St. Paterson, NJ
Norman S. Weir – 152 College Blvd, Paterson, NJ
Start Date: September 18, 2017
End Date: June 1, 2018 (32 weeks of instruction)

Position Summary:

Paterson Music Project (PMP), an El Sistema-inspired after school music program in Paterson, NJ, is seeking teaching artists for multiple instruments – flute, clarinet, saxophone, cello, violin, and elementary choir for the upcoming 2017-18 academic year. PMP provides students intense musical immersion for six hours each week after school. Students study a primary instrument and participate in ensemble practice. Students also study music theory, music history, aural training, and singing, and perform frequently for the school and community. Over 300 students in grades 1-8 participate in PMP at 3 different sites across Paterson. Days and hours vary by position.
Qualifications and Special Requirements:

• Demonstrate excellent musicianship and artistry as a teacher/performer.
• Bachelor’s degree in music performance or music education required.
• Strong interest in the El Sistema philosophy of social change through music.
• Passion for and experience teaching young beginners music.
• Flexibility and creativity to adapt to curriculum goals and ability to work collaboratively.
• Strong classroom management skills.
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills and ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
• Ability to work during program hours as well as additional hours for planning meetings, professional development and scheduled concerts.
• Interest and ability to be a role model to students and parents as a citizen, artist, teacher and scholar and to encourage students to develop holistically.
• Ability to work under frequent observation.
• Sense of humor a must!

For more information or to apply, contact Program Director Elizabeth Moulthrop at Elizabeth.moulthrop@whartonarts.org or call 973 341 7959