THE ATLANTA MUSIC PROJECT
ANNOUNCES PART-TIME JOB OPENING FOR
Viola Group Lesson Teaching Artist
$55/hour, Starting August 2022
NOTE TO APPLICANTS:
Please follow application instructions listed at the end of this job description
Summary of Position
The Atlanta Music Project seeks trained musicians and music educators to join our faculty as group lesson teaching artists.
Group Lesson Teaching Artists are responsible for teaching group lessons for their instrument at AMP’s after-school program sites, which are often run in partnership with recreation centers or schools. Group lessons prepare students for their weekly ensemble rehearsals and guide students towards public performances.
The successful candidate will possess an unyielding commitment to empowering youth to realize their possibilities through music. This position reports to the Manager of Primary Orchestras.
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. New programs include the AMP Preparatory School, our College & Career Services, and Satellite Programs.
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, baritone Edward Parks, 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.
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
- Learn, understand and represent the AMP philosophies for uplifting youths, families and communities through the pursuit of musical excellence
- Teach group lessons to AMP after-school orchestra students
- Choose, prepare, and/or arrange appropriate repertoire for group lessons
- Liaise with parents/families of AMP after-school orchestra students
- Coordinate and cooperate with the AMP manager of primary orchestras in keeping track of AMP students/ attendance and musical progress
- Execute additional administrative tasks as necessary
Ideal candidate will possess:
- A Bachelor and/or Master of Music (preferred)
- Passion for music as a vehicle for positive social change
- Experience working (music-related or other) with disadvantaged, urban/rural youth
- Exemplary music performance ability/experience
- Exemplary teaching ability (group lesson experience a plus)
- Ability to inspire, work with and mentor youths ages 6 and up
- Excellent inter-personal skills and be comfortable working in a team
- Ability to adapt, be flexible and have a sense of humor
Notes: The Group Lesson Teaching Artist is a part-time, hourly ($55/hour) position starting in August 2022. Background check required. AMP program sites are located throughout the 30310 area code. Group lessons take place from approximately 4pm to 6pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings. Interviews and teaching auditions will take place at the AMP Center for Performance & Education 883 Dill Ave SW Atlanta, GA 30310.
Email cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with subject “Group Lesson TA – Your Instrument” (example subject: Group Lesson TA – Cello) no later than December 16, 2022. Interviews and teaching auditions 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.