Community Music Center of Boston

34 Warren Avenue
Boston, MA 02116

Date Posted:
July 16, 2019

Eastern Massachusetts



Clarinet Faculty Member


This position is responsible to the respective Department Chair and Director of In-House Programs. The general faculty member provides quality one-on-one 30-minute, 45-minute, and 60-minute music instruction to students ranging from elementary school age to adults. Bilingual speakers (Spanish, Mandarin, or Cantonese) are highly encouraged to apply.

Start Date: Classes Begin Saturday, September 07, 2019 with a Faculty Orientation on Thursday, September 05, 2019

Schedule: Saturdays, with potential for teaching on weekdays

Status: Part-Time

Reports to: Director of In-House Programs

Works Closely With: Director of In-House Programs, Wind Department Chair, and Registration Staff

General Responsibilities

· Be knowledgeable about CMCB’s mission and policies

· Teach students according to curricular guidelines

Specific Responsibilities

Studio Management and Retention

· Manage teaching studio and work with Registrar on resolving scheduling conflicts

· Prepare students for evaluations and performances

· Hold at least one studio recital during the school year (if studio size is small, combine with another faculty studio)

· Accurately update and maintain studio attendance sheets

· Maintain open and regular communication with parents and students to support educational progress

· Contact students/parents if there are any unexpected absences

· Sign students up to participate in a minimum of 1 workshop and 1 recital per semester

Communication and Participation

· Attend department meetings and annual all-faculty meeting as scheduled

· Participate in departmental events, competitions, recitals, and concerts and encourage students to attend

· Facilitate student participation in the annual Performathon fundraiser

· Participate in annual department student evaluations

· Communicate clearly with Front Office regarding teaching schedule changes

· Respond to requests from CMCB staff in a timely manner

· Communicate with Department Chair on curriculum expectations

Other Duties as assigned by Department Chair

· A Bachelor’s degree in music performance or education with knowledge in the field of clarinet performance/pedagogy or equivalent experience

· A minimum of 2 years of teaching experience

· Knowledge of saxophone performance/pedagogy is preferred.

· Must have experience working with diverse populations of students

· The successful candidate will have a commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion as pedagogical and professional values

· Availability on Saturdays

· Knowledge in a diverse range of styles preferred (i.e. Classical, Rock, Blues, Jazz, Folk, and/or Popular Music)

· Ability to motivate and/or inspire others

· Excellent Interpersonal Skills (engaging and professional)

· Effectively communicate with others

· Demonstrated ability to actively listen to and learn from others

· Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word and Excel) – Ongoing training is provided in this area

· Bilingual (Spanish, Mandarin, or Cantonese) skills are a plus but not required

How To Apply:

Please upload your resume and cover letter to:

Please direct the cover letter to:

Marie Tai, Chief Operations Officer

Please no phone calls, emails or walk-ins.

Apply by:
August 09, 2019
About this Organization:

Founded in 1910,Community Music Center of Boston (the Music Center) transforms lives throughout Greater Boston by providing equitable access to excellent music education and powerful arts experiences.  The Music Center serves more than 5,000 students each week, on-site at our South End facility in the Boston Center for the Arts and in more than 40 outreach locations, including public schools, community/senior centers, and medical facilities. We are the largest external provider of arts education in the Boston Public Schools. Core Music Center programs include individual and group instruction in more than 25 instruments; outreach instruction in Boston Public Schools; an Intensive Study Project providing private instruction, theory and performances to prepare students for college-level study; early childhood programs; and music therapy for individuals with a wide range of physical, cognitive, emotional and/or social life needs.

Community Music Center of Boston is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Community Music Center of Boston policy prohibits discrimination and harassment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age (40 or over), disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, parental status, political affiliation, union membership, genetic information, or history of participation in the Equal Employment Opportunity process, grievance procedure, or any authorized complaint procedure.