Employment


Updated on 7/11/2018

TEACHING ARTIST, VOICE – IMMEDIATE OPENING

Brookline Music School (BMS) seeks a Teaching Artist in VOICE for immediate appointment. Applicants must be comfortable teaching private students of varied abilities, experience levels, and goals, ranging in age from 10 years to adult. Teaching takes place at our main Kennard House location, with additional after-school instruction in various Brookline Public School locations. Weekend availability during the school year, as well as 1-2 weekdays, strongly preferred.

QUALIFICATIONS

The successful applicant will be passionate and committed to growing and sustaining a long-term voice studio on 2-3 weekly teaching days through goal-oriented pedagogy and commitment to student performance opportunities. Broad familiarity and comfort with musical theater repertoire is highly valued, as well as a strong foundation in vocal technique, and expertise with either classical or jazz vocal styles. Organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills are essential to represent the school to our students and their families. An undergraduate degree in vocal performance or musical theatre is required; a graduate degree or the equivalent—demonstrated through teaching and performing experience—is preferred. The ideal candidate will also possess at least basic piano skills, for accompanying students in lessons, though a staff accompanist is provided for recitals.

TO APPLY

Applicants should send a cover letter, résumé, and a list of references with email and phone contact information to info@bmsmusic.org with the subject line: “Teaching Artist, Voice”. References should include two current or recent students (or parents thereof). Candidates should be prepared to give a teaching demonstration with a BMS student, and to perform a short repertoire selection. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled

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 generous 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.


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.



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.