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:
Piano Instructor (Mission District Branch)
Music Therapist (Richmond District Branch and Mission District Branch)
Family Music/Intergeneration Music Educator

 

Piano Instructor (Mission District Branch)
Studio hours: Sundays, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm, beginning March 26.
Accepting applications now for this opening for teacher of beginning and intermediate students, who are continuing from previous enrollment. Candidate for this position should be experienced working at all proficiency levels with children and adult students. Competence in teaching theory and musicianship is preferred. Please send a cover letter and resume 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.

 

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: Fridays from 2:00 – 7:00pm
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.

 

Family Music/Intergeneration Music Educator
Conduct Spanish-English bi-lingual classes for pre-school children (age 4) and older adults two times/week from January – June 2016 as part of a collaboration with a Mission district partner organization that serves pre-school age children and older adults. Pre-school classes will introduce singing, rhythmic activities, musical concepts and an opportunity to play a melodic instrument. Older adult group classes will focus on learning an instrument (guitar or violin). In addition to introducing musical concepts and technical skills, the instructor will teach culturally relevant repertoire for students to learn. An intergenerational component is envisioned where both classes can learn some shared repertoire to collaborate in performance.

Each class will be 45 minutes in duration running from 11am – 1pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

This is a pilot project but has potential to become an ongoing program.

CLASSIFICATION: Faculty

RESPONSIBLE TO: Program Director

WORKING CONDITIONS: 2 hours contact, 1 hour prep, twice weekly January – June 2017.

SALARY: Comparable to other community nonprofit organizations.

START DATE: January 2017

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  Please send your resume and cover letter to cmcfacultyopenings@sfcmc.org by December 12, 2016.   Please address your experience with pre-school and older adult students as well as the languages you speak.

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.