Music Appreciation Teacher
Gifted Music School seeks a dynamic and engaging instructor to teach an introductory course in music appreciation at City Academy in Salt Lake City, UT. One of Gifted Music School's GRIT partner schools, City Academy is an accredited 7th – 12th grade public charter school adjacent to the GMS campus.
The Music Appreciation Instructor reports to the Executive Director of City Academy and will work in close cooperation with the Theory Department Chair, Dean, and Artistic Director, as well as other members of the team. The instructor's primary role is to instruct, guide, and inspire students by developing an engaging curriculum within a positive learning environment.
Specific responsibilities for the Music Appreciation Instructor will include, but are not limited to: Teach 2 sections of Music Appreciation courses—small cohorts of beginners grades 7-8 and 8-9 Design and facilitate structured and empowering learning that is student-centered, relevant, and meaningful Serve as a faculty advisor Supervise a warm, safe, and well-managed classroom environment Devise drills, assignments, tests, and other methods to assess students' progress throughout the school year Provide clear and constructive feedback to students Attend faculty meetings and departmental professional development activities Coordinate with colleagues across campus (e.g. Chamber Music Coordinator, Choir Director, Conservatory Manager, etc.) and encourage students to audition or apply for classes and performance opportunities as appropriate Conference with parents and students to address problems or provide counseling on students' musical development. Perform administrative tasks associated with students’ attendance, grading, and communications Attend, assist, and contribute to school and departmental events Perform other related duties as requested by the department chair, City Academy Executive Director, Dean, or Artistic Director.
Hourly wage commensurate with the candidate’s credentials and experience. The hours for the 2022-23 school year are Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays from 12:35 to 1:25 p.m., and Wednesdays and Thursdays from 12:30 to 1:50 p.m.