Employment

Current open opportunities at Brookline Music School

Evening Receptionist

Job Description

The Brookline Music School seeks a weeknight evening receptionist beginning in late July 2019.The receptionist works from 5:45 to 8:00 pm, Monday through Thursday - July and August and 5:45 to 9:00 pm, Monday through Thursday - September through June.

Responsibilities include:

  • Customer service, including greeting students and faculty
  • Answering the phone
  • Class and private lesson registration
  • Filing
  • Hospitality for recital receptions
  • Assisting staff and faculty with administrative tasks
  • Back up for evening close down
  • Special projects to support administrative team

Job Qualifications

Requirements:

  • Solid computer skills, experience with Mac preferred
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Database experience preferred
  • Keen attention to detail and ability to problem solve
  • Minimum two years prior office/receptionist experience
  • Interest in presenting attractive receptions
  • Some knowledge of music beneficial

How To Apply

Interested candidates please send your cover letter and resume to info@bmsmusic.org. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. This position will begin in late July 2019.


Early Childhood Music Teacher

Job Description

Brookline Music School (BMS) see­ks an EARLY CHILDHOOD MUSIC TEACHER to teach music classes for babies and young children up to age 6. The successful applicant will be charismatic, playful, creative, and energetic, with excellent musical skills, and understanding of child development. Experience with Gordon’s Music Learning Theory a plus. The applicant must be practiced in introducing instruments to children. For qualified candidates, applicants will also have opportunities to teach group piano to young children. Applicant must be available for training in late July/early August.

Job 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.

How 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

Job Description

Brookline Music School (BMS) seeks a GROUP PIANO TEACHER to teach piano classes for children ages 4 and above on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays beginning in the fall of 2019. 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. Applicant must be available for training in late July/early August.

Job 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.

How To Apply

Candidates 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, JAZZ PIANO – IMMEDIATE OPENING

Job Description

Brookline Music School (BMS) seeks a Teaching Artist in Piano, with expertise both performing and teaching jazz, to begin in Summer 2019, and to continue into the 2019-2020 school year and beyond. This position may include accompanying duties at recitals and events, and the opportunity to teach group classes or coach 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.

Job 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. The ability to teach beginners creatively, and to adapt repertoire assignments at all levels to students’ interests (including pop and film music) is highly desired. 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. Saturday availability is required. Organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills are essential to representing the school to our students and their families. An undergraduate degree in performance is required; a graduate degree or the equivalent—demonstrated through teaching and performing experience is preferred.

How 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.


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.

Non-Discrimination Statement

Brookline Music School does not discriminate on the basis of a person’s race, color, religion, disability, pregnancy or conditions related to the pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, protected genetic information, veteran status, military service or other characteristics protected by federal, state or local laws.