The Eugene Piano Academy is a growing music community that prides itself on the quality of instruction it offers our community. Founded in 2011, the Academy employs a diverse team of dynamic music professionals and is committed to being a workplace that fosters creativity and camaraderie in historic downtown Eugene. Our mission is to provide the highest quality music education to individuals of all ages and abilities while enhancing the quality of our community's musical life. We are now hiring for the following positions:
The Eugene Piano Academy is currently seeking individuals who are passionate about teaching and helping students discover the joy of music making. This is a part-time teaching position in group and individual settings, anywhere from 10 to 25 hours per week, depending on the teacher's availability, with room to grow.
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 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 the Academy’s administrative staff.
The ideal candidate will have previous teaching experience, solid musical skills, the ability to connect well with children and 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 in music education. 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:
- Accepting guidance and supervision from staff.
- Monthly instructor meetings and check-ins with the managing director.
- Communication with the managing director regarding concerns, updates, or challenges.
- Aide in collective maintenance of a welcome teaching environment.
- Performing other duties that pertain directly to the instructor’s role that may not be specified, as needed.
- Competitive wages
- Paid training and professional development
- Mentoring from veteran teachers
- Performance opportunities
- Support from an administrative staff who takes care of billing, customer inquiries, and event planning
- Fully stocked teaching space with music library and teaching tools
*A drug and background screening may be required.