Employment


Updated on 4.17.18

BOARD-CERTIFIED MUSIC THERAPIST

DESCRIPTION

Brookline Music School seeks a part-time music therapist to provide music therapy sessions for clients with a range of needs and teach piano to children with exceptionalities as part of BMS’s Piano for All Children program. 

This position is for a music therapist who is available to work at Brookline Music School’s Kennard Road location on Sundays, and ideally other days as the position grows. The start date is September 2018.

Brookline Music School offers competitive hourly compensation, regular supervision from an MT-BC, and ongoing opportunities for professional development including trainings that are often eligible for CMTEs.

QUALIFICATIONS

The successful applicant will have current MT-BC status or pass the exam within three months of hire; experience with a broad range of clients, particularly children with ASD and other developmental needs; excellent clinical musicianship; and well-established piano technique and skills necessary to teach piano to children with exceptionalities.

APPLY

Candidates should send a cover letter, résumé, and a list of references with email and telephone contact information to info@bmsmusic.org with the job title in the subject heading. Applicants should be prepared to give a short musical proficiency demonstration using voice with piano and/or guitar. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Review of applicants will begin immediately.

EARLY CHILDHOOD MUSIC TEACHER – 2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR

Brookline Music School (BMS) seeks a Sunday EARLY CHILDHOOD MUSIC TEACHER to teach music classes for children ages 3 to 8. The successful applicant will be charismatic, playful, creative, and energetic, with excellent musical skills, an understanding of child development, and experience with Gordon’s Music Learning Theory. The applicant must be practiced in introducing instruments to children and be capable of teaching a beginner ukulele class to first graders. For qualified candidates, applicants may also have opportunities to teach group piano to young children.

QUALIFICATIONS


Brookline Music School seeks an individual with a proven record of teaching early childhood music classes who is passionate and committed to growing the early childhood program through solid pedagogy. Organizational, communication and interpersonal skills are essential in order to represent the school to our students’ families. An undergraduate degree in music education or a related music field is required; a graduate degree or the equivalent is preferred. 

TO APPLY


Candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and a list of references with email and telephone contact information to info@bmsmusic.org with the job title in the subject heading. References should include parents of at least two current or recent students. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Review of applicants will begin immediately.


GROUP PIANO TEACHER: FULL-TIME

Brookline Music School (BMS) seeks a full-time GROUP PIANO TEACHER to teach piano classes for children ages 4 and above on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays beginning in the fall of 2018.  Training for the position will be held Monday through Friday during the weeks of July 30, 2018 and August 6, 2018.   The successful applicant will have excellent piano and musical skills, an understanding of child development, and preferably experience with Gordon’s Music Learning Theory.  Teaching takes place at Kennard House, our main location, with additional instruction in the Public Schools of Brookline. 

QUALIFICATIONS

Brookline Music School seeks an individual with a proven record of teaching early childhood music classes and/or piano who is passionate and committed to growing the BMS group piano program through solid pedagogy. Organizational, communication and interpersonal skills are essential in order to represent the school to our students’ families. An undergraduate degree in music education or a related music field is required; a graduate degree or the equivalent is preferred.

TO APPLY


Candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and a list of references with email and telephone contact information to info@bmsmusic.org with the job title in the subject heading. References should include parents of at least two current or recent students. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Review of applicants will begin immediately.


GROUP PIANO TEACHER: PART-TIME

Brookline Music School (BMS) seeks a part-time GROUP PIANO TEACHER to teach piano classes for children ages 4 and above on Sundays beginning in the fall of 2018.  Training for the position will be held Monday – Friday during the weeks of July 30, 2018 and August 6, 2018.   The successful applicant will have excellent piano and musical skills, an understanding of child development, and preferably experience with Gordon’s Music Learning Theory. Teaching takes place at Kennard House, our main location, with additional instruction in the Public Schools of Brookline.

QUALIFICATIONS


Brookline Music School seeks an individual with a proven record of teaching early childhood music classes and/or piano who is passionate and committed to growing the BMS group piano program through solid pedagogy. Organizational, communication and interpersonal skills are essential in order to represent the school to our students’ families. An undergraduate degree in music education or a related music field is required; a graduate degree or the equivalent is preferred.

TO APPLY


Candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and a list of references with email and telephone contact information to info@bmsmusic.org with the job title in the subject heading. References should include parents of at least two current or recent students. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Review of applicants will begin immediately.


TEACHING ARTIST, GROUP & PRIVATE PIANO

Brookline Music School (BMS) seeks a Teaching Artist in Piano for Fall 2018. This position entails teaching a mix of private lessons and small-group classes (maximum of 4 students per group). Students in group classes begin at 4 years of age. Students in private lessons range from age 6 to adult. The position may also include recital accompanying responsibilities and the opportunity to coach youth and adult chamber music groups. Teaching takes place at Kennard House, our main location, with additional instruction in the Public Schools of Brookline.

QUALIFICATIONS

Brookline Music School seeks an individual with a proven record of teaching a range of ages, and who is passionate and committed to growing a studio of group classes and private students through solid pedagogy and excellent parent/student communication. An undergraduate performance degree in piano is required, an additional graduate performance degree preferred. Group Piano Classes (ages 4 and up) at BMS follow the Music Moves for Piano curriculum, rooted in Edwin Gordon’s Music Learning Theory. Familiarity with this curriculum and with the core principles of Music Learning Theory is strongly preferred. The ideal candidate will be able to commit 2-4 teaching days of approximately 5 hours each, and seeking to commit to a minimum of 2 years on the faculty. Organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills are essential to represent the school to our students and their families.

TO APPLY

Candidates are requested to send a cover letter, résumé, and a list of references with email and phone contact information to info@bmsmusic.org with the job title in the subject heading. At least two references should be from current or recent students or parents thereof. Applicants should be prepared to give a teaching audition with a BMS student(s) and to perform a repertoire selection. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Review of applicants will begin immediately.


TEACHING ARTIST, PIANO

Brookline Music School (BMS) seeks a Teaching Artist in Piano to begin Summer 2018, and to continue into the 2018-2019 school year and beyond. This position may include accompanying duties at recitals and events, and the opportunity to teach group classes or to coach chamber music ensembles. Private piano students at BMS typically range in age from six years to adult. Teaching takes place at Kennard House, our main location, with additional instruction in the Brookline Public Schools. 

QUALIFICATIONS

The ideal candidate will have a proven record teaching a range of ages and levels, and will be passionate about growing a studio through solid pedagogy, diligent lesson planning, and encouraging students toward performance opportunities and musical experiences beyond private lessons. New faculty teaching schedules range from 2-4 weekly teaching days of approximately 5 hours each during the school year. BMS seeks a minimum 2-year commitment to the faculty. Weekend availability is an asset. Organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills are essential to representing the school to our students and their families. An undergraduate degree in piano performance is required; a graduate degree or the equivalent—demonstrated through teaching and performing experience is preferred.

TO APPLY

Candidates should send a cover letter, résumé, and a list of references (including at least two current or recent students/parents) with email and telephone contact information to info@bmsmusic.org with the job title in the subject heading. Applicants should be prepared to give a teaching demonstration with one or two BMS students and to perform a short repertoire selection (4-8 minutes). Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Review of applicants will begin immediately.


TEACHING ARTIST, CELLO

Brookline Music School (BMS) seeks a Teaching Artist in Cello to potentially begin as soon as May 2018, and to continue into the Summer Session, the 2018-2019 school year, and forward. This position primarily entails maintaining a private lesson studio, but may include the opportunity to coach chamber music ensembles or to propose and teach group classes relevant to young string players. Private cello students at BMS typically range in age from six years to adult, though students may begin Suzuki lessons as young as 4 or 5 with Suzuki-certified instructors. Teaching takes place at Kennard House, our main location, with additional instruction in the Brookline Public Schools.

QUALIFICATIONS

The ideal candidate will have a proven record teaching a range of ages and levels, and will be passionate about growing a studio through solid pedagogy, diligent lesson planning, and encouraging students toward performance opportunities and musical experiences beyond private lessons. Enthusiasm for student chamber music highly valued. New faculty teaching schedules range from 2-4 weekly teaching days of approximately 5 hours each during the school year. BMS seeks a minimum 2-year commitment to the faculty. Late-week and weekend availability is an asset. Organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills are essential to representing the school to our students and their families. An undergraduate degree in cello performance is required; a graduate degree or the equivalent—demonstrated through teaching and performing experience is preferred. 

TO APPLY

Candidates should send a cover letter, résumé, and a list of references (including at least two current or recent students/parents) with email and telephone contact information to info@bmsmusic.org with the job title in the subject heading. Applicants should be prepared to give a teaching demonstration with one or two BMS students and to perform a short repertoire selection (4-8 minutes). Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Review of applicants will begin immediately.



About Brookline Music School

Brookline Music School seeks to awaken and nurture musical interest, appreciation, and artistic excellence in a friendly and stimulating atmosphere; to offer a high standard of comprehensive music instruction to people of all ages and backgrounds from the local community; and to serve the community by teaching in multiple locations, offering tuition assistance, and sponsoring a full schedule of concerts and public performances throughout the year.

A private, nonprofit community school for the arts, BMS is the oldest and largest cultural institution in Brookline. Founded in 1924 by the Brookline Public Schools, its original purpose was to enhance school orchestras by providing music lessons after hours on school premises. BMS became a private organization in the 1940s and was incorporated as a nonprofit organization in 1967.

Brookline Music School does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, religion, veteran-status, ancestry, genetic information, or any other protected characteristic.

Faculty Professional Development

The superb quality of the School’s educational offerings is made possible by the high level of arts education, musicianship and pedagogical experience of the faculty. Over half of our internationally trained faculty members hold a Masters degree or higher. In order to attract and retain such stellar musicians, a Faculty Professional Development Program awards grants so that faculty members may continue to hone their skills with advanced training courses, workshops, master classes and ongoing lessons.