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’ experience 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.

Communications & Development Coordinator

POSITION:
Powers Music School seeks an energetic and multi-talented individual to join its marketing, communications, and development team. Reporting to the Director of Marketing and Communications and working closely with the Executive Director, the Coordinator will support and expand ongoing marketing and development efforts to increase both earned and contributed revenue. The coordinator will perform a variety of tasks including content creation, website and social media, maintaining the school’s donor database, coordinating mailings, leading promotional events and marketing for annual festivals and events, assisting with annual fundraising campaigns, grant writing and donor engagement events.

Specific duties include but are not limited to:

  • Creating content in support of marketing, communications, and fundraising efforts, including email newsletters, social media posts, flyers, press releases, programs, and grants
  • Assisting with the creation of program and event photos and videos to share Powers’ brand and impact
  • Updating and maintaining Powers’ website, including faculty bios, program and event descriptions, class details, webforms, event calendar, and integration with registration and online donation systems
  • Managing Powers’ donor database, entering and maintaining the accuracy of data by ensuring that all information is kept current and up to date
  • Assisting with the planning and execution of promotional events including, but not limited to, area Town Days in Belmont and surrounding communities and the school’s annual open house
  • Assisting the Director of Marketing and Communications and Executive Director in creating and implementing annual Marketing and Development plans.
  • Gathering constituent feedback via surveys and other methods for various programs and events
  • Outreach to press outlets, area businesses, influencers to build awareness and strategic partnerships to grow Powers’ brand
  • Assist with annual fundraising campaigns and events, including but not limited to prospect research, drafting appeals, planning cultivation events
  • Organizing marketing, event and fundraising mailings
  • Distributing marketing and event materials, including brochures, postcards, catalogs, flyers, posters, and sandwich boards

QUALIFICATIONS

  • A Bachelor’s Degree is required.
  • Experience in non-profit marketing, communications or fundraising preferred.
  • Background in music a plus.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Google Suite is required. Experience with Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Constant Contact, ASAP, or Bloomerang a plus.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • The successful candidate will be outgoing, organized, creative, patient, detail oriented, a team player, and have demonstrated success working with diverse constituencies.

HOURS
This is a full-time exempt position, 40 hours per week; Monday-Friday
8:30 a.m.– 5:00 p.m. with some evening and weekend hours. An exemplary candidate with limited hours to commit will be considered for a part-time position.

COMPENSATION
Commensurate with experience and in the range of $40,000-$45,000 per year. Powers offers a benefits package that includes health and dental insurance premium sharing, non-matching 403b retirement account, 14 paid holidays, 10 earned vacation days per year, increasing to 15 after one year of employment, and 10 earned sick days per year.

TO APPLY
Please send a cover letter, resume and three references to Executive Director, Gavin Farrell at gfarrell@powersmusic.org.

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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.

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Suzuki Guitar Instructor (Part-Time)

Position: Powers Music School seeks an experienced Suzuki guitar instructor to join a collaborative and growing Suzuki community. The current string department consists of twenty-four faculty members who teach private lessons, coach chamber music, and run orchestra sectionals. The Suzuki program encompasses five teachers with over 70 students.

Duties:

  1. Teach private lessons and group classes based on department needs with the flexibility of teaching online or in-person lessons.
  2. Meet regularly with Suzuki faculty.
  3. Collaborate with Suzuki faculty for semester group classes, recitals, and special events.
  4. Attend annual faculty meetings and open houses.
  5. Explore opportunities for enrollment growth.
  6. Potential opportunities to work with the school’s community and summer programs.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in performance, pedagogy or equivalent work experience.
  • Documented successful teaching experience.
  • Effective communication skills with students, parents, and colleagues.
  • Minimum Suzuki Book 4 certification required.

Compensation: Based on experience and qualifications.

Start: Fall 2021

Suzuki Violin Instructor (Part-Time)

Position: Powers Music School seeks an experienced Suzuki violin instructor to join a collaborative and growing Suzuki community teaching students ages 3.5 and up. The current string department consists of twenty-four faculty members who teach private lessons, coach chamber music, and run orchestra sectionals. The Suzuki program encompasses four violin and guitar teachers with over 70 students.

Duties:

  1. Teach private lessons and group classes based on department needs with the flexibility of teaching online or in-person lessons.
  2. Meet regularly with Suzuki faculty.
  3. Collaborate with Suzuki faculty for semester group classes, recitals, and special events.
  4. Attend annual faculty meetings and open houses.
  5. Explore opportunities for enrollment growth.
  6. Potential opportunities to work with the school’s community and summer programs.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in performance, pedagogy or equivalent work experience.
  • Documented successful teaching experience.
  • Effective communication skills with students, parents, and colleagues.
  • Minimum Suzuki Book 4 certification required.

Compensation: Based on experience and qualifications.

Start: Fall 2021

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