Music Instructor

Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA

Job Title: Music Instructor
Job Type: Part-Time (20hrs per week, must be available M-F)
Salary: $19-21 per hour

  • Bell Gardens Clubhouse - 7104 Perry Road Bell Gardens, CA 90201
  • Challengers Clubhouse - 5029 South Vermont Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90037
  • Watts Willowbrook Clubhouse - 1339 E 120th St, Los Angeles, CA 90059

To Apply: Please apply through our Careers Portal on by September 15th.


The Music Instructor monitors and assesses the implementation of music programs and services; supports the development and implementation of new music programs. Represents the Music Department on occasions at various community relations activities and events; and performs related work as assigned. The Music Instructor will work closely with other staff to plan and implement music program ideas/goals. Attend occasional trainings and submit monthly reports; track and submit daily attendance and be responsible for the maintenance and inventory of the Music equipment at the site.


  • Oversee music program, events and classes at the clubhouse.
  • Conceptualize, design and teach classes that have high youth appeal.
  • Be ready to provide instruction in-person at the clubhouse for students 6-18 by evaluating their interests, aptitudes, and individual characteristics.
  • Responsible for maintaining musical equipment and resolving technical problems.
  • Collaborate with other staff to identify themes and key objectives for each project cycle.
  • Support recruitment of students to participate in performances, events, and recitals.
  • Support the management and training of volunteers and partners.
  • Execute a final recital/performance in a showcase format.
  • Accompany students on field trips to musical performances where available.
  • Demonstrate artistic methods and procedures to pupils.
  • Observe and evaluate pupils’ work to encourage students on progress and to make suggestions for improvement. Students in the music program will be limited to a small number and staff will be on site to eliminate any inappropriate behavior.
  • Play a variety of instruments; maintain inventory records of instruments; notify appropriate personnel of instrument repair needs.
  • Maintain excellent records of members’ attendance and progress.
  • Maintain the cleanliness, organization and inventory of the music program.
  • Helps create and organize media content to promote the music program.
  • Must be available to help with events such as galas, fundraisers, recitals and/or any event that requires entertainment from members in the program.
  • Maintain effective relationships with members and parents.
  • Attend and contribute to team meetings that advance organizational goals.


  • May participate in special programs and/or events.
  • May be required to help in other program areas.
  • Assume other duties as assigned.


This position reports to the Music Director.


Internal: The position will be expected to develop positive and supportive professional relationships with members, serving as a positive role model for young people through communication, dress, and attitude. The position will also engage in extensive interaction with club staff in program management and club operations.
External: As needed the position will be involved in collaborative, or engage in leading, community outreach, program extension, and club related event activities.


  • Knowledge of techniques, processes, and procedures required to teach various musical instruments to members in small group settings. Understands the principles of learning related to instrumental music instruction.
  • Skilled in creative planning, implementing quality youth programs, organizational /and project management, and working toward developing a high-quality music program.
  • Ability to deal effectively with members, including disciplinary issues. Demonstrated ability in relationship building and working with young people and parents. Ability to demonstrate a professional manner in all interactions, able to facilitate a diverse group of youth effectively, and to organize time well and focus on completing assigned tasks with minimal supervision.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or GED.
  • Currently enrolled in a course of higher education or have received a degree from an accredited post-secondary educational institution in the areas of music.
  • Combined experience and / or formal training equivalent to a minimum of three years where:
  • There is experience working with youth and knowledge of youth development.
  • Formal training, and / or experience teaching youth musical instruments.
  • Excellent communication and inter-personal skills.
  • Hold a valid drivers’ license and pass motor vehicle driving record check.
  • Pass criminal background check.
  • Must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19
  • Pass (negative result) a TB test.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Currently enrolled in a course of higher education or have received a degree from an accredited post-secondary educational institution.
• CPR and First Aid Certifications
• Prior experience working in a Boys & Girls Club.


The physical demands and characteristics of the work environment described here are representative of those occurring in the performance of the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Additionally, reaching with hands and arms; climbing or balancing; stooping, kneeling, crouching, or crawling; frequent interruptions via in-person contact, phone calls, and email are expected. Occasional travel may be required to support club transportation needs within BGCMLA provided vehicles. Physical exertion may be required to lift supplies and equipment. Work is performed mainly club hours; however, incumbent may be required to attend meetings or agency events outside regular office hours.


BGCMLA is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

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