Teaching Artist

Young Musicians Foundation

Greater Los Angeles Area, CA

Teaching Artist - Multiple Positions (Flute, Clarinet, Trumpet, Percussion, Guitar, Violin, Voice, General Music)

Location: Various sites throughout the greater Los Angeles area

Hours: Varies depending on number of sites assigned; approximately 1 – 8 hours per week

$70 per hour - General Music (Pre-K – 3)
$55 per hour - Instrumental/Vocal (Grades 4 – 8)
$25 per hour for mandatory training sessions, concerts and school assemblies held throughout the year

Start Date: August/September 2017

Required Qualifications and Skills:

  • Four-year undergraduate degree in music/music education or related field
  • High level of musicianship and artistry as a teacher/performer
  • Extensive knowledge of repertoire, curriculum and pedagogy as related to specialty instrument
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (oral and written) and the ability to work effectively as part of a team
  • Interest and ability to be a motivational mentor and role model for students, parents and peers
  • Possess strong classroom management and organizational techniques
  • Punctual
  • Must be able to clear a TB test and Live Scan background check (required by sites before your first day of teaching)

Desired Qualifications:

  • Classroom teaching experience
  • Ability to use a variety of teaching strategies to address student learning styles
  • Experience working with students from diverse ethnic and economic backgrounds
  • Bilingual in Spanish


  • Teach group music classes
  • Integrate VAPA standards and 21st century skills as applicable and apply knowledge to lesson plans
  • Provide a developmentally appropriate classroom environment that reflects students’ learning and growth
  • Maintain a safe and nurturing environment for students
  • Collaborate with teachers, administrators, staff, students, parents and community
  • Facilitate in the daily set-up and cleanup of classrooms respectively
  • Track and maintain student attendance
  • Create detailed substitute lesson plans and arrange for substitute coverage
  • Attend mandatory professional development sessions
  • Submit time sheets, instrument maintenance requests and behavioral reports

Required Documents:

  1. What attracted you to the Young Musicians Foundation Teaching Artist Program?
  2. What makes you the best fit for the position?

Video links to Dropbox or YouTube can be sent in place of an attached electronic video file. Please do not send DVDs or tapes.

Please send all documents to Lauren Wasynczuk, Director of Ensembles & Program Manager: [email protected]

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