Employment

Level 1 Teacher (Long-term Substitute)

Employment type: Part Time

Pay range: $74 – $74 USD per day

Regular Schedule: Monday and Thursday from 3:45 p.m. to 6:15 p.m., plus scheduled meetings and performances.
Reports to: Greenwood Site Manager
Projected Start Date: Early May

Summary:
The Level 1 Teacher (Long-term Substitute) develops the students’ general music and ensemble skills. The successful candidate will teach two primary components of the Level 1 curriculum: Vocal/Theory and Instrumental Exploratory (bucket band/recorder/learning about instrument families). This initial point of entry is essential to setting up behavioral and musical expectations for the students. It is a vital part of their success in Soundscapes and their social wellbeing.

This position is a long-term substitute position.

The successful candidate will teach 2 hours after school at Greenwood Elementary with 15 minutes before and after and setup and teardown. We hope to begin transitioning the class from their regular teacher beginning in May.

General Music:
Vocal Music/Theory (throughout the course): Students internalize music by singing and moving to children’s songs. In addition, students will learn how to read pitch and rhythmic notation.

Exploratory Courses (8 to 10-week curriculum):
Bucket Band: Students learn basic ensemble etiquette, build a rhythmic foundation, and apply rhythmic notation.

Recorder:
Students build fine motor skills by playing simple melodies on the recorder and applying their music reading skills.

Responsibilities:
• Prepare age, ability, and school-appropriate songs/works for performance
• Teach general music concepts, aural skills, proper use of voice/instrument, and movement
• Teach proper ensemble etiquette
• Manage snack time
• Manage session transitions
• Assist during bus pick-up
• Attend performances and field trips when required
• Keep a record of student progress
• Communicate students’ progress to parents/guardians
• Attend professional development sessions
• Attend weekly staff meeting
• Other duties as assigned

Qualifications & Requirements:
• Bachelor degree in music with an emphasis on instrumental or vocal, or equivalent work experience, preferred
• Proof of completed COVID-19 vaccination including proper boosters (Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson)
• Strong classroom management skills
• Ability to create accompaniments using Garage Band or other software preferred
• Ability to play piano or guitar well enough to accompany class preferred
• Knowledge of electronic music (i.e., Triggers, midi, keyboards) is a plus
• Desire to work within a social change environment
• Ability to interact and communicate clearly with a variety of ages (1st grade to adults)
• Great interpersonal skills
• Highly organized
• Self-starter
• Punctual
• Basic knowledge of Google Docs is a plus
• Reliable transportation
• Employment is contingent upon background check
• The finalist will be asked to sing and perform on the principal instrument and teach a short lesson

To apply, please email a 45 second introductory video telling us why you would like to teach for Soundscapes, and a resume/curriculum vitae to the email below with the subject line Level 1 Sub.
A simple camera video is perfectly suitable. You may also send us an unlisted YouTube link or send the video via wetransfer.com if preferred.

PLEASE NO PHONE CALLS

Location:
Greenwood Elementary School13460 Woodside Lane
Newport News, VA 23608

Posted on:
March 24, 2022

Please send resume and cover letter to

Brass Teaching Artist

Employment type: Part Time

Pay range: $7500 – $8500 USD per year

Employment Period: 8 hrs. per week (January – June), (Summer 2022 work may be available)

Start Date: Immediately

Reports to: Site Manager 

Summary:
The Brass Teaching Artist’s primary responsibility is to teach proper instrument technique to our Level 2 (beginning) brass students. The Brass Teaching Artist should be available Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 3:45 pm to 6:15 pm. This position would be joining a team of teaching artists whose passions lie in building a stronger framework for student lives through the study of music.

Responsibilities: 
• Act as a role model for students 
• Consistently hold high standards for student musicians 
• Teach proper instrument technique 
• Prepare appropriate pieces for performance 
• Perform for students regularly 
• Assist during snack time 
• Assist between session transitions 
• Attend field trips when required 
• Keep a record of student progress 
• Communicate student’ s progress to parents/guardians 
• Attend professional development sessions 
• Attend required performances 
• Other duties as assigned

Qualifications & Requirements: 
• Bachelor degree in music with an emphasis on a brass instrument, classical and jazz experience a plus 
• Strong classroom management skills 
• Desire to work within a social change environment 
• Ability to interact and communicate clearly with a variety of ages (1st grade through Adults) 
• Great interpersonal skills 
• Highly Organized 
• Self-starter 
• Punctual 
• Proficient with Google Docs 
• Reliable Transportation 
• Employment is contingent upon background check 
• Must be able to work some nights and weekends due to performances or trips 
• Finalists will teach and perform on their principal instrument at the interview

NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE

Location:
Greenwood Elementary School13460 Woodside Ln
Newport News, VA 23608

Posted on:
January 21, 2022

Please send resume and cover letter to

Soundscapes, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer

As such, we are interested in candidates who are committed to high standards of knowledge, performance, and professionalism and to the development of a climate that supports equality and diversity in our staff and student community. Job description requirements are representative, but not all-inclusive of the knowledge, skill, and abilities needed to successfully perform the position. reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

Our commitment to diversity includes the recognition that our mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of people of diverse background, beliefs, and culture. Recruiting and mentoring staff to create an inclusive organization that reflects our character is a priority and we encourage applicants from all cultures, races, colors, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, disability statuses, sexual orientations, gender identities, military, protected veteran statuses, or other statuses protected by law.

Successful applicants must meet the requirements of Soundscapes, Inc.’s background screening process.