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.

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:

Music Therapist, Part-time

POSITION:
Powers Music School seeks an experienced and energetic Board-Certified music therapist with outstanding abilities to work with students of all ages, especially older adults. Currently, Powers employs one music therapist offering weekly individual sessions but is seeking to expand its offerings through on and off-site group instruction and sensory sensitive performances. This is an ideal opportunity for a creative, self-motivated individual to join and help grow a vibrant department.

DUTIES:

  • In consultation with department coordinator, develop, plan, and lead group sessions (on or off-site) based on community need
  • Lead individual sessions with students of all ages
  • Attend annual faculty meeting & open house
  • Explore opportunities for enrollment growth

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Board certification
  • Documented work experience of at least 3-5 years preferred
  • Experience and expertise working with older adult populations
  • Effective communication skills with clients, families, and colleagues
  • Strong proficiency in multiple instruments – voice, guitar, piano, percussion, etc.

START: Fall 2022

COMPENSATION: $48-55

To apply:
Send cover letter, resume, and 3 references by email to mmiller@powersmusic.org
Dr. Meghan Miller
Associate Director
Powers Music School
PO Box 398
Belmont, MA 02478

 

Jazz/Pop Piano Instructor, Part-time

POSITION:
Powers Music School seeks an experienced piano instructor with a focus on jazz and popular music to teach students of all ages and abilities. This is an opportunity to build a studio with students new to Powers. The current piano department is comprised of thirteen faculty members who teach private lessons, group classes, and chamber music.

DUTIES:
– Teach private lessons
– Teach group classes and ensembles, 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: Immediately

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
PO Box 398
Belmont, MA 02478

 

Piano Instructor, Part-time

POSITION:
Powers Music School seeks an experienced piano instructor to teach students of all ages and abilities. This is an opportunity to take over a current teacher’s studio as well as to build a studio with students new to Powers. The current piano department includes thirteen faculty members who teach private lessons, group classes, and chamber music.

DUTIES:
– Teach private lessons
– Teach group classes and ensembles, 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 2022

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
PO Box 398
Belmont, MA 02478

 

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 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:
– Teach Suzuki private lessons and group classes based on department need.
– Meet regularly with Suzuki faculty and collaborate for group classes, semester group recitals, and special events.
– Attend annual faculty meeting and open house.
– Explore opportunities for enrollment growth.
– Potential opportunities to work with the school’s community and summer programs.
– This position has the opportunity to acquire students from a current studio whose teacher is moving out of town as well as taking on new students.

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 and/or Fall 2022

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

 

Summer Intern, part-time

POSITION:
Powers Music School seeks a for-credit intern who works well with children to assist our marketing team and our summer day programs, Kids Crescendo, Music on the Hill, Piano Pairs, String Traditions, and Suzuki on the Hill.

DUTIES:
– Assist the camp managers in day-to-day operations, checking students in, running activities, and preparing performances
– Shadow the Performance Manager to plan and execute student performances
– Assist the Marketing team in content development
– Help take photos and videos of camp activities including recording and editing student final performances

QUALIFICATIONS:
– Works well with kids
– Some experience taking and editing photos and videos
– Musical experience is helpful but not required

COMPENSATION:
– Class credits for college students or volunteer hours for high school students

SCHEDULE:
Our camps run from June 27th to August 5th, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM, we will work with you to create a schedule surrounding those times based on availability.

Start date: June 24
End date: August 12

To apply:
Send your resume and availability to rbeuseekauffman@powersmusic.org