Job Opportunities

THE STAX MUSIC ACADEMY IS CURRENTLY SEEKING:

JOB DESCRIPTION

TITLE: Street Corner Harmonies Instructor/ General Vocal Music Assistant
SUPERVISOR: Production Manager, Instrumental Music Director
FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt
DATE: August 2016

SUMMARY: The successful candidate will teach Street Corner Harmonies, as well as Music Theory, assist the Junior Academy and Senior Academy Rhythm Sections, and provide private and group lessons as needed. The Street Corner Harmonies Music Instructor will assist with selecting appropriate repertoire for student development and social relevance. Additionally, the Street Corner Harmonies Music Instructor will assist with planning weekly rehearsals, and arranging charts for all vocal ensembles as needed.

The Street Corner Harmonies Instructor/General Vocal Music Assistant will support the Instrumental Director and Artist-in-Residence in fulfilling all responsibilities associated with teaching, conduct all assigned class meetings, administer narrative and numerical evaluations for each class, and fulfill other academic duties, such as attending special department events, as assigned by Production Manager or Instrumental Music Director.

STREET CORNER HARMONIES INSTRUCTOR/GENERAL VOCAL MUSIC ASSISTANT ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Provide music instruction and curriculum oversight for the following:
a. Street Corner Harmonies (Primary)
b. Junior Academy Vocals (Secondary)
c. Music Theory
2. Submit weekly reports of lesson plans, learning outcomes, and repertoire per ensemble
3. Coordinate performance logistics in terms of space, repertoire, and technology
4. Oversee classroom timeliness and management for all ensembles
5. Teach private and group lessons
6. Assist with all ensembles as needed
7. Provide reasonable administrative support for all SMA programs
8. Assist other staff members, as needed, for special events
9. Act as an appropriate role model to all students and staff

NON-ESSENTIAL JOB FUNTIONS
• Perform other reasonable duties as assigned by other Soulsville management.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Bachelors Degree in Music Education or Performance preferred; in lieu of degree, 4 years experience in music education; or a combination of education and experience equivalent to 4 years.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES
• Desire and ability to work with multicultural youth, as well as a demonstrated commitment to the mission, traditions, and expectations of an urban learning environment
• Ability to work flexible hours, including some weekends and holidays
• Demonstrated strong written and verbal communication skills, including excellent customer service skills
• Ability to handle and prioritize multiple complex tasks within a deadline
• Excellent attention to detail and strong follow-through skills for completing projects and accomplishing goals
• A strong sense of protocol, tact, and diplomacy and ability to work well with a variety of people and personalities
• Enthusiastic self-motivation, the ability to motivate others, and little need for direct supervision
• Demonstrated ability to function as a “team player,” and a willingness to take and utilize constructive feedback
• Excellent PC skills; experience with Windows, Word, and Excel; aptitude and willingness to learn new software programs through hands-on use and self-study
• Must possess a valid driver’s license and show proof of liability insurance coverage as required by the laws of the State of Tennessee.

Qualified applicants should send a cover letter outlining interest, experience, and potential fit for the position along with a resume to Adrianna Christmas at adrianna.christmas@staxmusicacademy.org. We thank all applicants for their interest; only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

INTERNSHIPS

If you are a high school or college student, you can gain valuable experience and as an intern at SMA during our SNAP! After School and Summer Music Experience Programs. This is a great opportunity to work with talented staff and students and SMA professionals who can advise you as you pursue your educational and career goals. Interns work on a variety of projects and programs and are not required to have musical talent. To inquire about an internship at SMA please contact Melody Barham at 901-946-2535 ext. 426 or at melody.barham@staxmusicacademy.org.