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:

 

Operations Coordinator, Part-Time

POSITION:
Working closely with faculty, staff, students and external constituencies, the Operations Coordinator serves as the primary on-site staff person on weekday evenings, answering parent and student questions, setting up rooms and moving equipment, and securing the building before leaving. Additional responsibilities include the preparation and oversight of nearly 150 student and faculty performances each year. The Operations Coordinator prepares weekly ensemble rehearsals, organizes student recitals, accompanist rehearsals, and coordinates the logistics of Powers’ bi-annual Workshop Weeks as well as many off-site community outreach events.

Specific duties include, but are not limited to:
1) Serve as the evening reception staff, directing students and parents through the building, answering questions, and assisting with basic registration and billing inquiries.
2) Daily set up of rooms for various classes and ensemble rehearsals.
3) Working with faculty to schedule semester end studio recitals.
4) Scheduling students for all school recitals that take place several times per year.
5) Attending all recitals: handling setup, student sign-in, and breakdown.
6) Managing all administrative and logistics of off-site outreach performances including, but not limited to, The Musical Storytelling Program, Saturday Morning Music School, and Watch City Singers
7) Managing onsite execution of special events such as Workshop Weeks, The Stein Chamber Music Festival, Freiberg Piano Festival, 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 off-site work and as such candidates must have access to a reliable vehicle and a valid drivers license. Setup and tear down may involve moving of musical instruments including, but not limited to, harpsichords and percussion. 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.

HOURS:
This is a part-time position, generally 24 hrs. per week M-Th, 5:00-9:00 p.m. Saturday 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. during the months of September-June. During peak performance periods additional weekend hours may be added or substituted for weekday evenings.

COMPENSATION
$22 per hour. $20,000-25,000 per year.

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

 

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

 

Clarinet Instructor, Part-time

POSITION:
Powers Music School seeks an experienced clarinet instructor with outstanding abilities to teach students of all ages and levels. The current woodwind department is comprised of nine faculty members who teach private lessons, coach chamber music, and run orchestra sectionals.

DUTIES:
– Teach private lessons
– Teach group classes/chamber music based on department need
– Attend annual faculty meeting and open house
– 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
– 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