THE ATLANTA MUSIC PROJECT
PART-TIME JOB OPENINGS FOR
AMP Summer Series Double Bass Teaching Artist
June 5, 2023 – June 23, 2023
NOTE TO APPLICANTS:
Please follow application instructions listed at the end of this job description
Summary of Position
In alignment with the Atlanta Music Project (AMP) mission, the AMP Summer Series Teaching Artist will be responsible for teaching and performing throughout Session I of the 2023 AMP Summer Series. Session I is from June 5, 2023 to June 23, 2023.
The Atlanta Music Project Summer Series is a 4-week music festival and school, based in the Capitol View neighborhood in Southwest Atlanta. The 2023 AMP Summer Series will be held from June 5 – June 30, 2023 and feature symphony orchestra, string orchestra, wind ensemble, choir, chamber ensembles and several concerts by AMP students, faculty and guest artists.
The successful candidate will possess an unyielding commitment to the safety and well-being of children, and a belief in empowering youth to realize their possibilities through music. These positions report to the relevant Program Manager or Associate.
- Uphold the AMP mission to empower youth through music
- Ensure the safety and well-being of AMP Summer Series students
- Teach group lessons to AMP Summer Series double bassists (middle & high school)
- Perform with the AMP Summer Series Festival Orchestra strings
Ideal candidate will:
- Be a professional, performing musician of the highest caliber
- Hold a bachelor’s degree in music performance
- Experience teaching group lessons
- Experience coaching orchestra sectionals
- Experience performing in professional ensembles
- Experience (lived, employment, or volunteering) within under-resourced, marginalized communities
- Possess a passion for music as a tool for positive social change
- Possess the ability to inspire, work with, and mentor youths ages 12 and up
- Possess excellent interpersonal skills and be comfortable working in a team
- Have a positive attitude, sensitivity, and compassion
- Teaching rate $55/hour
- Per service rate for rehearsals and concerts: $130
- Group lessons and double bass sectionals will take place from 9:00am to 11:30am on June 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 16, 20, 21
- Rehearsals and Concerts take place:
- June 8 9:00am to 11:30am
- June 8 2:30pm to 5:00pm
- June 9 9:00am to 11:30am
- June 9 2:30pm to 5:00pm
- June 9 7:00pm (concert)
- June 14 2:30pm to 5:00pm
- June 15 9:00am to 11:30am
- June 15 2:30pm to 5:00pm
- Juen 15 7:00pm (concert)
- The AMP Summer Series takes place at the AMP Center for Performance & Education and Sylvan Hills Middle School
- Teaching auditions and interviews will take place at the AMP Center for Performance & Education
- Background check required
- Must be available to work the entire Session I program
Email resume to email@example.com with subject “Summer Series Double Bass Teaching Artist” no later than April 23, 2023.
Teaching auditions and interviews will be held on a rolling basis. This position may be filled prior to the application deadline.
It is the policy of the Atlanta Music Project not to discriminate against any applicant for employment, or any employee because of age, color, sex, disability, national origin, race, religion, or veteran status.
About the Atlanta Music Project
Founded in 2010, the Atlanta Music Project provides world-class music training and performance opportunities supporting youth growth and development. Operating in under-resourced communities, AMP’s mission is to empower youth to realize their possibilities through music. In addition to four after-school learning sites providing band, orchestra and choir instruction, AMP’s programs include: the AMP Preparatory School, providing beginner choir and orchestra classes; the AMP Academy, providing advanced musical training to AMP’s most talented and dedicated students; the AMP Summer Series, a music festival and school; and the AMP Youth Orchestras and Choirs. AMP also recently launched a college scholarship program supporting AMP alumni pursuing four-year college degrees. With a 2022-2023 projected operating budget of $2.2MM, AMP will serve 400 young musicians.
AMP music ensembles perform more than 50 concerts annually, performing in venues all across Atlanta, from community centers to the Mercedes-Benz Stadium. AMP music ensembles have performed alongside international stars such as the Harlem Quartet, electric violinist Lindsey Stirling, pianist Terrence Wilson, soprano Alison Buchanan, rapper Lecrae, R&B singer Monica, and the Imani Winds. AMP musicians can be seen performing with rapper T.I. on NPR’s Tiny Desk concert series. AMP’s young musicians have successfully auditioned for Georgia All-State ensembles, the Atlanta Opera, and have concertized as far away as Los Angeles, Aspen, Mexico City and Scotland. AMP is a 2019 winner of ArtsATL’s Luminary Award for Arts Education and a 2018 winner of Emory University’s Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service Award. In 2016 and 2017, the White House named AMP one of the top 50 youth arts programs in the nation.
AMP’s existence is a direct result of the 2009 TED Prize, which was awarded to Dr. Jose Antonio Abreu, founder of Venezuela’s El Sistema. AMP’s co-founders were members of the Sistema Fellows Program at the New England Conservatory in Boston.
AMP’s current and past funders include Carnegie Hall, PwC, Bank of America, the Chick-fil-A Foundation, the Coca-Cola Foundation, Mailchimp, The Zeist Foundation, the Abraham J. & Phyllis Katz Foundation, the Harland Charitable Foundation, the Arthur M. Blank Foundation, Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs, Fulton County Arts Council, Georgia Council for the Arts, Georgia Music Foundation and the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta.
AMP’s partners and collaborators include the City of Atlanta Department of Parks and Recreation, Atlanta Public Schools, Clayton State University, and the Chestnut Family Foundation.
AMP is a member of “El Sistema USA,” the National Alliance of El Sistema Inspired Programs.
For more information visit http://www.atlantamusicproject.org