Community Music Center of Boston is seeking a dynamic Percussion (African
Drumming) teaching artist for a partnership with Paige Academy’s after-school
program. The teaching artist will lead a creative instrumental program for grades
Pre-K-6. As part of a comprehensive partnership effort, Community Music Center
of Boston artistic staff will provide support in terms of curriculum design,
professional development, and supervision.
Title: Percussion Teaching Artist (African Drumming)
Anticipated Start Date: November
schedule: 3:15pm-5:15pm Wednesdays
to: Community Engagement & Partnerships Manager
Works Closely With: Community Engagement & Partnerships Manager, Paige Academy Faculty
Teach 1 45-minute class and 2 30-minute classes on Wednesdays 30 weeks.
Engage groups of
students and promote a sense of teamwork in an encouraging and structured
lessons and rehearsals that meet the needs of students.
that engage multiple teaching modalities.
behaviors consistently in a proactive manner that mirrors school protocols.
and coordinate with partner agency staff to create a comprehensive curriculum
and classroom experience for students.
culminating performances that showcases student learning.
for Student Achievement:
Sets ambitious learning
goals for all students, creates cognitively demanding tasks, and models the
belief that all students can master challenging material through effective
optimistic about their students, their content, and the teaching profession.
Demonstrates mastery of content
understanding of cross-curricular connections.
Can convey content in a
creative and engaging ways that aligns with standards.
& Effective Instruction
differentiates instruction in order for all students to do complex thinking and
rigorous academic work.
practices that are likely to challenge, motivate, and engage all students and
facilitate equitable, active student participation.
Builds a productive
learning environment where every student participates and is valued in the
Actively creates and
maintains an environment in which students’ diverse backgrounds, identities,
strengths, and challenges are respected
Engages with families
and builds collaborative, respectful relationships with them in service of
Able to communicate as
needed with families regarding tuition, schedule changes and dismissal.
Safely execute dismissal
procedures on a daily basis
Reflection & Collaboration:
Regularly reflects on
practice, seeks and responds to feedback, and demonstrates self-awareness and
commitment to continuous learning and development
Seeks to participate in and
contribute to a collaborative adult learning community
undergraduate degree in Music, Performing Arts, Education or equivalent experience
experience working with the arts, children, and education
experience in an urban public school classroom setting
leadership skills and experience working with elementary school-aged children
reliable, independent, and flexible
communication and interpersonal skills
Able to work
collaboratively with supervisors and colleagues
Must have a
passion for both arts education & working with diverse urban youth
Strong command of
responsive classroom management skills and the ability to work effectively with
inner-city student populations who have experienced some degree of trauma.
to adapt the goals and curriculum of our program to best utilize their own
skill specialties, as well as meet the interests and abilities of the students.
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.