teaching at Powers Music School

Employment

Why work at Powers?

It’s easy to jump right in and get to know our small but passionate team here at Powers. Our staff members are creative and innovative (most of us have our own music projects too), always eager to learn and share ideas, and dedicated to improving our students’ and families’ experiences as much as we can. When you join us, your thoughts are encouraged and valued, and you’ll be part of a hard-working team committed to solving problems and making our community better and stronger.

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Why teach at Powers?

Here you can meet, talk, and build relationships with some of the area’s most respected music educators and teaching artists. You’ll work for, and with, an organization that values creativity, compassion, and commitment. You’ll meet students wherever they are in their journey and guide them towards their goals in a way that makes sense for them – it’s truly a collaborative and rewarding teaching experience. You’ll also have opportunities to further connect with and impact the Powers community (and beyond!) through summer day programs, workshops, faculty committees, and more.

Please contact dacsadi@powersmusic.org to see how your talents and skills might benefit the Powers community.

To apply for any open faculty position:

Send cover letter, resume, and 3 references by email to dacsadi@powersmusic.org or by mail to:

Dr. Daniel Acsadi
Director of Education & Community Programs
Powers Music School
PO Box 398, Belmont, MA 02478

open positions:

Performance Manager, Part-time

POSITION:

Reporting to the Director of Education & Community Programs and working closely with
faculty, students, and external constituencies, the Performance Manager is responsible for
the preparation and oversight of Powers Music School’s student and faculty
performances each year. The Performance Manager prepares weekly ensemble and
student rehearsals, organizes student recitals, and coordinates the onsite logistics of
Powers’ many community outreach events.

Specific duties include, but are not limited to:
1) Weekly set up of youth orchestra rehearsals and early childhood classes at
Powers’ All Saints Church location.
2) Working with faculty to schedule semester-end studio recitals.
3) Scheduling students for all school recitals that take place several times per year.
4) Attending recitals: handling setup, student sign-in, and breakdown.
5) Managing setup and breakdown for faculty concert events that take place at
various locations offsite.
6) Managing all administrative and logistical aspects of the Musical Storytelling
Program, including contacting area libraries to schedule performances, securing
performance rights for books, working with the Artistic Director to schedule
rehearsals, and securing additional performers from Powers’ faculty.
7) Managing onsite execution of special events such as the Stein Chamber Music
Festival, Freiberg Piano Festival, and Belmont Open Sings, including setup,
technical assistance, and breakdown.
8) Purchasing supplies for recital receptions
9) Completing written event reports

QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor’s Degree required. A background in music and/or event logistics is required.
The position requires significant amounts of offsite work and as such candidates must
have access to a reliable vehicle and a valid driver’s license. Setup and tear down may
involve moving of musical instruments. Candidates must be able to comfortably lift and
carry objects up to 50 pounds. The successful candidate must have excellent written and
verbal communication skills, including experience with Microsoft Office and Google
Suite. The successful candidate will be organized, creative, patient, detail-oriented, a
team player, and be able to work with diverse constituencies.

SCHEDULE:
8:30 am to 5:30 pm each Saturday during the school year, plus additional weekday and
weekend (day and evening) hours based on Powers Music School’s event calendar.

HOURS:
This is a part-time position with hours that are based on Powers’ performance calendar.
That said, a minimum of 10-15 hours per week can be expected during the school year
with peak periods at the close of each semester reaching 20-30 hours per week. Summer
hours depend on our June and July day programs.

COMPENSATION:
$20 – 22 per hour

To Apply:
Please send a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to Dr.
Daniel Acsadi, Director of Education and Community Programs:
dacsadi@powersmusic.org

 

Guitar Instructor, Part-time

POSITION:

Powers Music School seeks an experienced and enthusiastic guitar instructor to join its faculty. The current string department consists of twenty-four faculty members who teach private lessons, coach chamber music, and run orchestra sectionals. Powers currently employs four guitar instructors with a wide range of musical and teaching styles.

DUTIES:
– Teach private lessons and group classes based on department needs with the flexibility of teaching online or in-person lessons.
– Build your studio through dependable, quality instruction.
– Collaborate with other faculty as needed.
– Attend annual faculty meetings and open houses.
– Explore opportunities for enrollment growth.
– There are potential opportunities to work with the school’s community programs.

QUALIFICATIONS
– Master’s degree in performance, pedagogy, or equivalent work experience.
– Preferred expertise in multiple musical genres, including contemporary acoustic and jazz.
– Documented successful teaching experience.
– Effective communication skills with students, parents, and colleagues.

START: Immediately

LOCATION:
A passionate community committed to playing, learning, and growing together, Powers Music School is located in Belmont, MA. Powers welcomes over 900 students weekly, offering private music lessons in nearly 30 instruments, early childhood and group classes, jazz and rock bands, Suzuki instruction, orchestra, music theory, and composition. The school is also home to summer programs for strings, chamber music ensembles, and young children.

COMPENSATION:
Based on experience and qualifications.

To apply:
Send cover letter, resume, and 3 references by email to dacsadi@powersmusic.org