Q the Music Violin Teaching Artist

POSITION: Violin Teaching Artist for Q the Music
REPORTS TO: Interim Director of Learning Programs
STATUS: Part-time, seasonal position from September 2022 to May 2023, with contract renewal likely for the following school year.
COMPENSATION: Compensation is commensurate with the duties and responsibilities of this position. Starting rate is $50 per hour.
SCHEDULE: On-site hours will be from approximately 2:00 – 5:00pm each school day with
occasional nights and weekends for special concert events and performances.

Q the Music program is an after-school music education program in Dayton, Ohio that provides string instruction to third through sixth grade students at Ruskin Elementary School. Operating in partnership with the East End Community Services and the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, students receive daily academic tutoring, a nutritious snack, and group music instruction delivered by outstanding local musicians.

Q the Music focuses on group achievement, teamwork, and developing the student as a future citizen as well as a musician. Fun, fast-paced, instruction keeps students engaged and results in better discipline, focus, self-confidence, and musical achievement.

Qualified individuals will possess:
– Passion for the social and musical mission of, Q the Music an El Sistema-inspired program
– Willingness to collaborate and work as a team
– Flexibility and responsiveness to needs of students and parents
– Ability to develop and teach engaging lessons that:
– Establish routines and encourage development of strong fundamental skills on the instrument
– Encourage peer-teaching
– Contain a variety of activities (games, exercises, demonstration, and listening)
– Incorporate a variety of strategies (movement, music reading, playing by ear, singing/solfége,
guided improvisation and composition)
– Maintain high expectations, excellent classroom management, and implement a fair and
consistent discipline system
– Provide appropriate challenge for individual students/learning styles

Supporting experience may include:
– Teaching violin in a group setting (sectionals, classroom, orchestra)
– Teaching or mentoring elementary school children
– Teaching or mentoring traditionally underserved populations
– Experience in community outreach
– String Pedagogy courses or certifications
– Ability to collaborate with students, staff, and administrators of diverse backgrounds

Note: The job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee.

To apply, please send an email cover letter and resume to: Kara Camfield, Interim Director of Learning Programs | Dayton Performing Arts Alliance, [email protected]. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, and position will be filled as soon as possible. Ideal start date is September 1, 2022. A 5-minute video teaching sample may be requested of the applicant.

The Dayton Performing Arts Alliance is an equal opportunity employer.