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.

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

Open Positions

Summer After-Care Coordinator

POSITION:

Powers Music School is looking for a part-time coordinator to manage the school’s after-care program during the weeks of our summer day programs: June 24-August 1. Working hours vary depending on summer program ending times, but the hours will be roughly 3-6pm, with some weeks ending at 5pm. The ages of the children will be 6-12, with most being in elementary school.

CHARACTER TRAITS AND DUTIES:

  • You will be responsible for a small group of children ages 6-12 for a few hours after the camp day concludes until their parents pick-up for the evening.
  • You should have an easy going, positive attitude and enjoy working with children.
  • You need to be creative as we need you to organize activities for kids (park, arts/crafts, board games).
  • You need to be alert and observant, keeping an eye out for behavior issues or potential conflicts among students and be sure that parents sign kids out before leaving.
  • You’ll need to be a bit flexible and stay late if a parent is late picking a child up.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Must complete Red Cross CPR/First Aid Training (Powers would cover cost)
  • Must pass a pre-employment background check

COMPENSATION: $15 p/ hour

DATES: June 24th-August 1st

To apply:

Please send cover letter, resume, and three references by email to:

Dr. Meghan Miller
Associate Director
mmiller@powersmusic.org

Suzuki Violin Instructor (part-time)

POSITION:

Powers Music School seeks an experienced Suzuki violin instructor to join a collaborative and vibrant Suzuki community teaching students age 3 ½ and up. The Suzuki Program encompasses five violin and guitar teachers with over 70 students.

DUTIES:

  • Teach Suzuki private lessons and group classes based on department need. The ideal candidate will be available at least two days a week.
  • Meet regularly with Suzuki faculty and collaborate for group classes, semester group recitals, and special events
  • Attend annual faculty meeting
  • Explore opportunities for enrollment growth
  • Potential opportunities to work with the school’s community and summer programs

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master’s degree in performance, pedagogy, or equivalent work experience in a Suzuki Program.
  • Documented successful teaching experience.
  • Effective communication skills with students, parents, and colleagues.
  • Minimum Suzuki Book 4 certification preferred with commitment to continue training.

START: Summer or Fall 2024

COMPENSATION: $50-57

To apply:
Send cover letter, resume, and 3 references by email to mmiller@powersmusic.org
Dr. Meghan Miller
Associate Director
Powers Music School
P.O. Box 398 / 380 Concord Ave
Belmont, MA 02478
(617) 484-5750 ext. 2

Piano Instructor (part-time)

POSITION:

Powers Music School seeks an experienced piano instructor to teach students of all ages. The ideal candidate will be particularly experienced and comfortable teaching young children (from as young as age 5) and able to commit to at least two days of teaching. The current piano department includes eighteen faculty members who teach private lessons, group classes, and chamber music.

DUTIES:

  • Teach private lessons
  • Teach group classes and chamber music, based on department need
  • Attend annual faculty meeting and open house

QUALIFICATIONS

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

START: Summer or Fall 2024

COMPENSATION: $48-$55 per hour, based on experience and qualifications

To apply:
Send cover letter, resume, and 3 references by email to mmiller@powersmusic.org
Dr. Meghan Miller
Associate Director
Powers Music School
P.O. Box 398 / 380 Concord Ave
Belmont, MA 02478
(617) 484-5750 ext. 2

Trumpet Instructor (part-time)

POSITION:

Powers Music School seeks an experienced trumpet instructor with outstanding abilities to teach students of all ages and levels. The ideal candidate will also run our brass class within the Saturday Morning Music School, a program run at Chenery Upper Elementary School in Belmont. The current brass department is comprised of six faculty members who teach private lessons and coach chamber music.

DUTIES:

  • Teach private lessons
  • Teach the brass class at our Saturday Morning Music School
  • Teach group classes and chamber music, based on department need
  • Attend annual faculty meeting and open house
  • Explore opportunities for enrollment growth

QUALIFICATIONS

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

START: Summer or Fall 2024

COMPENSATION: $48-$55 per hour, based on experience and qualifications

To apply:
Send cover letter, resume, and 3 references by email to mmiller@powersmusic.org
Dr. Meghan Miller
Associate Director
Powers Music School
P.O. Box 398 / 380 Concord Ave
Belmont, MA 02478
(617) 484-5750 ext. 2

Drum Set/Percussion Instructor (part-time)

POSITION:

Powers Music School seeks an experienced drum set/percussion instructor with the ability to teach students of all ages and levels in a variety of contexts. The job includes teaching weekly private lessons for beginners to advanced students as well teaching beginning percussion classes for 5th and 6th graders within the Saturday Morning Music School program at Chenery Upper Elementary School in Belmont. Candidates should be comfortable teaching both drum set and band percussion instruments like mallets and tympani.

DUTIES:

  • Teach private lessons
  • Teach the percussion class(es) at Saturday Morning Music School
  • Teach group classes and chamber music, based on department need
  • Attend annual faculty meeting and open house
  • Explore opportunities for enrollment growth

QUALIFICATIONS

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

START: Summer or Fall 2024

COMPENSATION: $48-$55 per hour, based on experience and qualifications

To apply:
Send cover letter, resume, and 3 references by email to mmiller@powersmusic.org
Dr. Meghan Miller
Associate Director
Powers Music School
P.O. Box 398 / 380 Concord Ave
Belmont, MA 02478
(617) 484-5750 ext. 2

Summer Intern/Volunteer

POSITION:

Powers Music School is looking for multiple interns who work well with children to assist our summer day programs, Kids Crescendo, Music on the Hill, String Traditions, Sound Safari, and Suzuki on the Hill. Students will grow their skills in technical musical instruction, how to plan and execute a successful performance, and become a more well-rounded musician learning performance, teaching, and practicing techniques and skills from our expert instructors and staff.

DUTIES:

  • Assist the camp managers in day-to-day operations, checking students in, monitoring activities, and preparing performances
  • Run extracurricular activities during the programs and aftercare such as recreation time, arts and crafts, and games
  • Basic instrument instruction
  • Shadow the Camp Manager to plan and execute the student performances
  • Help record student performances
  • Additional aftercare activities such as check-in and check-out

QUALIFICATIONS

  • We find that the best interns for our summer programs love helping kids learn, are organized and willing to jump in where needed, have an interest in learning how programs operate, and can teach basic instrumental skills on the piano, violin, cello, brass, or woodwind instrument.

COMPENSATION:

Class credits or volunteer hours.

SCHEDULE:

Our camps run from June 24th to August 2nd, roughly 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM. We will work with you to create a schedule surrounding those times based on availability. You can join us for multiple programs or just one.

To apply:

Send your resume (including your music experience and any experience working with kids) and availability to Rachel Beusee-Kauffman, Community Engagement Manager, at rbeuseekauffman@powersmusic.org.