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MUSIC TEACHING ARTIST (part-time) - 14-week music residency

  • ... Dallas, Texas, United States
  • ... Full time
  • ... Salary: 282024 per year
  • Posted on: Feb 04, 2024       Expires on: Mar 20, 2024

MUSIC TEACHING ARTIST (part-time) - 14-week music residency   

JOB TITLE:

MUSIC TEACHING ARTIST (part-time) - 14-week music residency

JOB TYPE:

Full-time

JOB LOCATION:

Dallas Texas United States

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Arts For Learning Massachusetts (AFLMA), formerly Young Audiences of MA, is seeking a music teaching artist to provide weekly music sessions for students with special needs, focusing on the joy of singing, movement, and playing instruments! Sessions will include rhythms and rhyming, clapping beats of music and words (syllables), tempo, dynamics, and patterns, while fostering self-regulation and socialization


Location
: Kevin O'Grady School, Beverly, MA.
(part of the North Shore Education Consortium)

Kevin O'Grady School educates students with significant to moderate developmental disabilities, including complex medical needs, physical disabilities, multiple disabilities, visual or hearing impairment, autism, and intellectual disabilities.
The school is equipped with the latest in technology, including iPads, computers, special learning apps, communication devices and adaptive technology to meet all students' needs.
They have musical instruments such as shaker eggs, rhythm sticks, small drums, scarves and bells that are used for music sessions.

Arts for Learning MA has a long-standing partnership with Kevin O'Grady.
During the past 6 years, our teaching artists have engaged their students in music, dance, and visual arts residencies.


Residency
Details

  • Participants: Students ages 6-12, grouped by ages and abilities
  • Class size: Each group consists of 5-11 students, generally with 1:1 staffing
  • Classroom teachers participate/assist in each session
  • Timeframe: 2 hours per week, February-May 2024
  • Day of week, dependent on availability of the teaching Artist

Job Responsibilities include:

  • Deliver four, 30-minute music sessions, one morning per week, for 14 weeks.
  • February-May 2024.
    *Starting as soon as possible.
  • Prepare lesson plans, ensure timely and engaging instruction
  • Participate in three Zoom meetings: a) Pre-residency meeting with O'Grady staff, artist,AFLMA Program Director.
    b) Two Debrief Mtgs with AFLMA Program Director.
  • Submit evaluation/reflection documents as requested
  • Confer with AFLMA Staff to ensure a comprehensive classroom experience for participating classrooms.


Compensation:

Arts for Learning MA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to building a diverse, inclusive staff.
The teaching artist’s relationship to AFLMA is that of an independent contractor.
This position is part-time, with pay rate determined by experience and the number and type of deliveries provided in the assigned residency as listed in the Job Responsibilities above.

Pay rate dependent on experience:

  • $52.
    50 per 30-minute session.
    ($105/hour: Four 30-minute sessions/week x 14 weeks).
  • $50 per planning meeting
  • $15-20 Travel/visit.
    Dependent on distance
Qualifications:
Qualifications:
  • Passionate about working with youth with a wide range of abilities
  • Proficient in playing simple percussion instruments and at least one melodic instrument
  • Have at least two years of experience teaching young children in a classroom setting with a diverse student population
  • Able to teach in inclusive classrooms, employ inclusive teaching strategies, and adapt curriculum to the needs of the classroom
  • Have understanding and use of responsive classroom management skills
  • Able to create and employ weekly lesson plans/curriculum and to provide a diverse repertoire that reflects the abilities and diversity of the students
  • Is energetic, reliable, independent, flexible, responsible, organized
  • Have strong relationship building and interpersonal communication skills
  • While it is preferred that the teaching artist have some experience working in special needs environments, there is no requirement to be a music therapist.
How To Apply:

PLEASE SEND: Cover letter, resume, and three references to:


Gail Zarren,
Program Director, Healing Arts for Kids

Email: gzarren@artsforlearningma.
org

No phone calls, please.
Thank you.

Organization:

Arts For Learning Massachusetts (ALFMA) is a non-profit organization, established in 1962, with a mission to educate, inspire, and empower the youth of Massachusetts through the arts.
We believe the arts are an essential component of both formal education and youth development, and are committed to providing youth of all abilities, identities, and backgrounds access to the rich educational opportunities and sense of belonging inherent in arts learning.
We established our Expanded Arts Access residencies in 1998 and collaborate with teaching artists, educators, and site partners to implement programs in dance, music, theater, storytelling and visual arts, to: strengthen social-emotional skills, bring curriculum vibrantly to life, promote cultural understanding, and encourage youth to discover their own unique potential through self- expression.
artsforlearningma.
org


Apply by:
February 28, 2024
Salary:
$105 / Per hour
About this Organization:
The Mission of Arts for Learning Massachusetts is to educate, inspire, and empower the youth of Massachusetts through the arts.


We believe that the arts are an essential component of both formal education and youth development, and that creative expression opens worlds.
We recognize the transformational power of the arts for social justice and healing.
We are committed to providing youth of all abilities, identities, and backgrounds access to the rich educational opportunities and sense of belonging inherent in arts learning.
Our visual art, storytelling, music, dance, theater programming is designed for prek-12 grade students in schools, libraries, community centers, museums, hospitals, shelters and adaptive learning environments.

The non-profit organization was founded in 1962 as the MA affiliate of the Young Audience Arts for Learning national network, the largest arts education network in the nation.
After 60 years, like many affiliates in the national network, we changed our name elevating Arts for Learning as it clearly communicates our work with schools, communities, and students who are actively engaged in and with the arts.

Position Details

POSTED:

Feb 04, 2024

EMPLOYMENT:

Full-time

SALARY:

282024 per year

SNAPRECRUIT ID:

S-1707477271-3b6d76503eaca714d968fdd10091ef6a

LOCATION:

Texas United States

CITY:

Dallas

Job Origin:

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Arts For Learning Massachusetts (AFLMA), formerly Young Audiences of MA, is seeking a music teaching artist to provide weekly music sessions for students with special needs, focusing on the joy of singing, movement, and playing instruments! Sessions will include rhythms and rhyming, clapping beats of music and words (syllables), tempo, dynamics, and patterns, while fostering self-regulation and socialization


Location
: Kevin O'Grady School, Beverly, MA. (part of the North Shore Education Consortium)

Kevin O'Grady School educates students with significant to moderate developmental disabilities, including complex medical needs, physical disabilities, multiple disabilities, visual or hearing impairment, autism, and intellectual disabilities. The school is equipped with the latest in technology, including iPads, computers, special learning apps, communication devices and adaptive technology to meet all students' needs. They have musical instruments such as shaker eggs, rhythm sticks, small drums, scarves and bells that are used for music sessions.

Arts for Learning MA has a long-standing partnership with Kevin O'Grady. During the past 6 years, our teaching artists have engaged their students in music, dance, and visual arts residencies.


Residency
Details

  • Participants: Students ages 6-12, grouped by ages and abilities
  • Class size: Each group consists of 5-11 students, generally with 1:1 staffing
  • Classroom teachers participate/assist in each session
  • Timeframe: 2 hours per week, February-May 2024
  • Day of week, dependent on availability of the teaching Artist

Job Responsibilities include:

  • Deliver four, 30-minute music sessions, one morning per week, for 14 weeks.
  • February-May 2024. *Starting as soon as possible.
  • Prepare lesson plans, ensure timely and engaging instruction
  • Participate in three Zoom meetings: a) Pre-residency meeting with O'Grady staff, artist,AFLMA Program Director. b) Two Debrief Mtgs with AFLMA Program Director.
  • Submit evaluation/reflection documents as requested
  • Confer with AFLMA Staff to ensure a comprehensive classroom experience for participating classrooms.


Compensation:

Arts for Learning MA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to building a diverse, inclusive staff. The teaching artist’s relationship to AFLMA is that of an independent contractor. This position is part-time, with pay rate determined by experience and the number and type of deliveries provided in the assigned residency as listed in the Job Responsibilities above.

Pay rate dependent on experience:

  • $52.50 per 30-minute session. ($105/hour: Four 30-minute sessions/week x 14 weeks).
  • $50 per planning meeting
  • $15-20 Travel/visit. Dependent on distance
Qualifications:
Qualifications:
  • Passionate about working with youth with a wide range of abilities
  • Proficient in playing simple percussion instruments and at least one melodic instrument
  • Have at least two years of experience teaching young children in a classroom setting with a diverse student population
  • Able to teach in inclusive classrooms, employ inclusive teaching strategies, and adapt curriculum to the needs of the classroom
  • Have understanding and use of responsive classroom management skills
  • Able to create and employ weekly lesson plans/curriculum and to provide a diverse repertoire that reflects the abilities and diversity of the students
  • Is energetic, reliable, independent, flexible, responsible, organized
  • Have strong relationship building and interpersonal communication skills
  • While it is preferred that the teaching artist have some experience working in special needs environments, there is no requirement to be a music therapist.
How To Apply:

PLEASE SEND: Cover letter, resume, and three references to:


Gail Zarren,
Program Director, Healing Arts for Kids

Email: gzarren@artsforlearningma.org

No phone calls, please. Thank you.

Organization:

Arts For Learning Massachusetts (ALFMA) is a non-profit organization, established in 1962, with a mission to educate, inspire, and empower the youth of Massachusetts through the arts. We believe the arts are an essential component of both formal education and youth development, and are committed to providing youth of all abilities, identities, and backgrounds access to the rich educational opportunities and sense of belonging inherent in arts learning. We established our Expanded Arts Access residencies in 1998 and collaborate with teaching artists, educators, and site partners to implement programs in dance, music, theater, storytelling and visual arts, to: strengthen social-emotional skills, bring curriculum vibrantly to life, promote cultural understanding, and encourage youth to discover their own unique potential through self- expression. artsforlearningma.org


Apply by:
February 28, 2024
Salary:
$105 / Per hour
About this Organization:
The Mission of Arts for Learning Massachusetts is to educate, inspire, and empower the youth of Massachusetts through the arts.


We believe that the arts are an essential component of both formal education and youth development, and that creative expression opens worlds. We recognize the transformational power of the arts for social justice and healing. We are committed to providing youth of all abilities, identities, and backgrounds access to the rich educational opportunities and sense of belonging inherent in arts learning. Our visual art, storytelling, music, dance, theater programming is designed for prek-12 grade students in schools, libraries, community centers, museums, hospitals, shelters and adaptive learning environments.

The non-profit organization was founded in 1962 as the MA affiliate of the Young Audience Arts for Learning national network, the largest arts education network in the nation. After 60 years, like many affiliates in the national network, we changed our name elevating Arts for Learning as it clearly communicates our work with schools, communities, and students who are actively engaged in and with the arts.

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