North End Music and Performing Arts Center

PO Box 130255
Boston, MA 02113

Date Posted:
August 19, 2019

Eastern Massachusetts



IMMEDIATE NEED: In-School Elementary & Middle School Music Teaching Artist


The teaching-artist will provide an engaging and positive music program for students in grades 3 to 8 at the St. John School in the North End. Class content will be determined by grade level and will include choral work, music theory, instrument work, and music literacy and appreciation. The teaching artist is encouraged to follow BPS curriculum standards, and find ways to integrate technology and other subjects into the music classroom. Students will be seen weekly for 32 weeks during the school year on Wednesdays. This position is an immediate opening through the end of the school year in June 2020. Instructors must be available to teach these 5, 45 minute classes:

  • Grade 3 - General Music & Ukelele Focus

  • Grade 4 - General Music & Choir

  • Grade 5 - General Music & choir

  • Grade 6 - 8 (section I) General Music & Choir

  • Grades 6 - 8 (section II) General Music & Choir

Specific Responsibilities: 
  • Design and execute weekly lesson plans that engage students with diverse age-appropriate content in a creative manner.

    • Provide challenging, accessible, and motivating repertoire via multiple teaching modalities.

    • Conduct teaching in a manner that reflects the partner school’s philosophy and expectations.

    • Manage student behaviors consistently in a proactive manner that mirrors school protocols.

    • Communicate and coordinate with a team of teaching professionals to create a comprehensive classroom experience for students.

    • Along with a second Music Teaching Artist, collaborate and present 1-2 culminating performances during the school year, specifically a holiday concert and spring music concert.

  • Undergraduate degree in Music, Performing Arts, Education or equivalent experience

  • Experience working with the arts education, and teaching elementary and middle school students

  • Experience teaching vocal and instrumental music in a classroom setting

  • Demonstrated leadership skills and success working with middle school students.

  • Energetic, reliable, independent, and flexible

  • Possesses excellent interpersonal communication skills & the ability to create positive workplace relationships

  • Able to work collaboratively with supervisors, colleagues and school staff

  • Must have a passion for both arts education & working with diverse urban students

  • Ability to adapt the goals and curriculum of our program to best utilize their own skill specialties, as well as engage the interests and abilities of the students.

  • Possess a firm command of classroom management skills and the ability to work effectively and enthusiastically with inner-city student populations.

How To Apply:
Please send resumé and cover letter to Educational Programs Director, Allie Meek-Carufel, at by August 21st
Apply by:
August 21, 2019
Competitive hourly pay, based on experience.
About this Organization:
Our mission is to provide affordable arts-related programming to residents of the North End/Waterfront and the surrounding neighborhoods. By encouraging participation in the arts, we hope to strengthen relationships within the community. We offer music and art instruction for toddlers to adults, in a wide range of offerings from drama to yoga to saxophone, voice and percussion and more.