The Eugene Piano Academy is a growing music community that prides itself on the quality of instruction it offers our community. Our mission is to create a learning environment that instills the joy of learning music, playing music, and making music to any person, at any age, while establishing a foundation for life-long growth and enhancing the quality of our community's musical life. We are now hiring for the following positions:
The Eugene Piano Academy is currently seeking an individual who is passionate about teaching and helping students discover the joy of music making. This is a part-time teaching position, anywhere from 10 to 25 hours per week, depending on the teacher's availability, with room to grow, beginning February 5, 2018.
Planning and preparing lessons in relation to students’ needs in an individual and group setting. Preparation may include student participation in Oregon Music Teacher’s Association annual Syllabus examinations, competitions, or community recitals. Additionally, instructors will be expected to be able to effectively represent the Academy by interacting and communicating with clients and teachers, answering student questions regarding: classes offered, practice assignments, scheduling, policies, Academy events, etc. Hourly rate commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Collective Goals for Instructors:
- Maintaining the musical well-being of each individual student.
- Preparing students for semi-annual recitals and/or Syllabus examinations.
- Maintaining a healthy line of communication between students and Academy’s administrative staff.
The ideal candidate will have previous teaching experience, solid musical skills, the ability to connect well with children, as well as adults, and a desire to represent the Academy in a positive and professional manner. A bachelor's degree in music and membership of the Oregon Music Teacher’s Association is preferred. Applicants should also have a genuine interest working with children and music education, either in public schools or a private setting. Applicants should exhibit characteristics of leadership, punctuality, responsibility, patience, dependability, enthusiasm, maturity, and integrity, with the ability to work independently and maintain a positive attitude. Applicants should also display the ability to follow direction and problem solve, yet seek assistance when necessary. Working knowledge of Google Calendar and Dropbox, as well as the Academy’s services and policies, will be helpful.
Other Responsibilities will include:
- 10 hours of observation from various teachers at the Academy prior start date.
- Accepting guidance and supervision from staff.
- Monthly instructor meetings and check-ins with the director.
- Communication with the director or other staff regarding concerns, updates, or challenges.
- Aide in a collective maintenance of a welcome teaching environment.
- Performing other duties that pertain directly to instructor’s role that may not be specified, as needed.
Drug and background screening may be required.