Site Assistant

AMP Center for Performance & Education, AMPlify Flagship Site, Atlanta, Perkerson Park Recreation Center, South Bend Wind Ensemble Site, Sylvan Hills Middle School
Posted 3 months ago


THE ATLANTA MUSIC PROJECT
ANNOUNCES SEVERAL PART-TIME JOB OPENINGS FOR

Site Assistant

$12.50/hour, Starting September 2021

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 Site Assistant will assist AMP program leaders and faculty with administrative and musical tasks at various AMP band, orchestra and choir site.

The successful candidate will possess an unyielding commitment to empowering youth to realize their possibilities through music. These positions report to the relevant Program Manager or Associate. 

The Site Assistant position is ideal for recent college graduates who studied music, as well as current music majors. 

About the Atlanta Music Project

Founded in 2010, the Atlanta Music Project provides intensive, tuition-free music education for underserved youth right in their neighborhood. AMP’s mission is to empower underserved youth to realize their possibilities through music. In addition to after-school learning sites providing band, orchestra and choir instruction, AMP’s programs include: 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 Choirs & Orchestras. Programs in development include student leadership and entrepreneurship. 

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, The Imani Winds, 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 and Mexico City. 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 after-school 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.

The 2021-2022 school year will hopefully be a return to normalcy with all programming held in person and our headquarters, the AMP Center for Performance & Education reopening. With a 2021-2022 annual operating budget projected at $1.9 MM, AMP will serve 300 young musicians.

AMP’s current and past funders include Carnegie Hall, PwC, Bank of America, the Chick-fil-A Foundation, the Coca-Cola Foundation, MailChimp, Cricket Wireless, 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 and Clayton State University. For more information visit https://www.atlantamusicproject.org

Responsibilities/Opportunities:

  • Learn, understand and represent the AMP philosophies for uplifting youths, families and communities through the pursuit of musical excellence
  • Complete administrative tasks such as attendance, photocopies, class/rehearsal set up and take down, social media, preparing flyers/announcements, communication with parents/guardians
  • Perform stagehand duties at selected AMP Orchestra concerts
  • Other administrative tasks as needed
  • Assist program leaders and faculty as needed
  • Occasionally teach and/or mentor AMP students
  • Form effective work relationship with other AMP Site Assistants
  • Attend peer exchange/training workshops throughout the year

Ideal candidate will:

  • Hold a bachelor’s degree in music education, music performance, education, social work or related field; OR be a current undergraduate or graduate student 
  • Possess some proficiency on one of the following instruments: violin, viola, cello, double bass, flute, clarinet, bassoon, trumpet, trombone, tuba, percussion, voice
  • Be extremely reliable
  • Be always punctual        
  • Possess a passion for music as a tool for positive social change
  • Possess the ability to inspire, work with, and mentor youths ages 6 and up
  • Possess excellent proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint,
  • Possess excellent inter-personal skills and be comfortable working in a team
  • Possess ability to adapt, be flexible and have a sense of humor

Notes: The Site Assistant is a part-time, hourly ($12.50/hour) position starting in September of 2021. This position requires a car. Background check required. AMP program sites are located throughout the 30310 area code. Rehearsals take place weekday afternoons/evenings, and Saturdays. Interviews will take place at the AMP Center for Performance & Education 883 Dill Ave SW Atlanta, GA 30310.

To Apply

Email cover letter and resume to jobs@atlantamusicproject.org with subject “Site Assistant” no later than August 20, 2021. Interviews will be held on 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.


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