Faculty Job Openings

The faculty of Community Music Center share the belief that the joy and satisfaction of learning to make music should be available to everyone, regardless of age, talent or means. Community Music Center seeks instructors with experience teaching a variety of styles, including western classical, jazz, rock, blues, Latin, flamenco, middle eastern and Chinese music.

Current Openings:
Music Therapist (Richmond District Branch and Mission District Branch)
Piano Instructors (Mission District Branch)

 

Music Therapist (Richmond District Branch and Mission District Branch)
Richmond District Studio hours: Wednesdays 6:00-9:00 pm, and Thursdays 6:30-9:00 pm
Mission District Studio hours: Thursdays from 7:00 – 9:00pm
Starts immediately.

CMC is looking for a Person-Centered Music Therapist.

  • Music Therapist is responsible for providing individual music therapy sessions.
  • Provide assessments, develop and implement treatment goals and write progress notes for individual clients.
  • Board Certification in Music Therapy (active) and minimum of Bachelors Degree in Music Therapy (or equivalency).
  • Proficient on guitar, piano, voice and percussion.
  • Experience working with people with special needs, preferably school-age population
  • Position may be expanded to include organizational duties in the MT program

To apply: Please send your resume and cover letter to CMCfacultyopenings@sfcmc.org.

About Community Music Center
Community Music Center (CMC) is the Bay Area’s oldest community arts organization and San Francisco’s largest provider of free and low-cost music classes and concerts. Founded in 1921, CMC’s mission is dedicated to enhancing the community’s quality of life by making high quality music accessible to people of all ages and musical levels, regardless of their financial status. Students range in age from 2 to 94 years old and enjoy classes in everything from Western classical to Chinese to Latin music. CMC operates from two locations, in the Mission and Richmond Districts of San Francisco, and offers programs throughout the city.

Community Music Center Faculty Expectations

    CMC expects faculty to provide well-rounded quality musical instruction:
        • Encourage creativity, originality and personal expression
        • Establish consistency in attendance and progress.
        • Demonstrate the value of proper practice habits.
        • Exercise flexibility and sensitivity in response to the student.
        • Tailoring teaching to the individual needs, abilities, and goals of each student.
        • Teach a full pallet of fundamental musical skills.
        • Turn momentary failures into positive lessons.
        • Review previously learned material to establish continuity.
        • Answer the students’ questions and encourage follow-up inquiry and research.
        • Inspire students through passion, talents and love for teaching which in turn will foster their musical and personal growth.

Piano Instructors (Mission District Branch)
Mission District studio hours: Mondays, 2:00 – 6:15 pm and Saturdays, 2:15 – 5:00 pm
Immediate openings for experienced teachers of piano for students of all ages and abilities, particularly beginner-intermediate, in classical and (though not required) pop and jazz.

To apply: Please send your resume, cover letter, and a performance link, if available to CMCfacultyopenings@sfcmc.org.

About Community Music Center
Community Music Center (CMC) is the Bay Area’s oldest community arts organization and San Francisco’s largest provider of free and low-cost music classes and concerts. Founded in 1921, CMC’s mission is dedicated to enhancing the community’s quality of life by making high quality music accessible to people of all ages and musical levels, regardless of their financial status. Students range in age from 2 to 94 years old and enjoy classes in everything from Western classical to Chinese to Latin music. CMC operates from two locations, in the Mission and Richmond Districts of San Francisco, and offers programs throughout the city.

Community Music Center Faculty Expectations

    CMC expects faculty to provide well-rounded quality musical instruction:
        • Encourage creativity, originality and personal expression
        • Establish consistency in attendance and progress.
        • Demonstrate the value of proper practice habits.
        • Exercise flexibility and sensitivity in response to the student.
        • Tailoring teaching to the individual needs, abilities, and goals of each student.
        • Teach a full pallet of fundamental musical skills.
        • Turn momentary failures into positive lessons.
        • Review previously learned material to establish continuity.
        • Answer the students’ questions and encourage follow-up inquiry and research.
        • Inspire students through passion, talents and love for teaching which in turn will foster their musical and personal growth.