Stax Music Academy seeking program coordinator, junior academy vocal & choreography instructor

The Stax Music Academy is seeking qualified individuals for the positions of full-time project coordinator and part-time Junior Academy Vocal Director/Choreographer. The Stax Music Academy’s junior academy serves middle school students in grades 6 – 9 and some rising 5th graders. The program coordinator position applies to all programs of the academy, which, overall serves students in grades 6 – 12.

JOB DESCRIPTION

TITLE: Program Coordinator
SUPERVISOR: Program Manager, Stax Music Academy
FLSA STATUS: Nonexempt
DATE: October 2017
SUMMERY: This position reports directly to the Program Manager in support of
planning, coordination, growth, development, and excellent execution of SMA programs
and its activities while ensuring the implementation of policies and best practices. The
Program Coordinator is the leader of all program data collection.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Lead, capture, maintain, and monitor student and program related information
(report cards, demographics, income verification, scholarships, and etc.) that
positions the organization to create impactful reports or proposals for future
opportunities
2. Build relationships by providing superior communication with internal and
external communities through in person, email, text, social media and other
forms of engagement
3. Performs basic clerical duties including answering phones, maintaining records,
filing, and ordering office supplies
4. Develop and implement recruitment and retention strategies to ensure
participation of 120-130 students in SNAP!
5. Coordinate and implement audition, enrollment, orientation, scholarship, and
attendance processes
6. Collaborate with the Community Engagement and Partnerships Manager for
Activity time lessons, events, volunteer recruitment, and field trips
7. Ensure attendance and program participant information is entered in agency
database
8. Work collaboratively with employees of SMA, The Soulsville Charter School, and
Stax Museum of American Soul Music
9. Prepare for and actively engage in staff and program team meetings
10. Maintain a clean, safe, and functional program space on a daily basis
11. Coordinate and supervise food training and distribution processes
12. Maintain overall cleanliness and tidiness of SMA staff office in upkeep of
presentation and standards of professionalism.
13. Other reasonable duties as assigned by the Program Manager or Director
NON-ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
• 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
Bachelor’s Degree preferred; in lieu of degree, 4 years experience in office
management; or a combination of education and experience that totals 4 years.
Must possess a valid driver’s license and show proof of liability insurance coverage as
required by the laws of the State of Tennessee.
COMPUTER SKILLS:
• Requires excellent PC skills; experience with Google and Microsoft Suite;
aptitude and willingness to learn new software programs through hands-on use
and self-study.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES
• Ability to work flexible hours, including some weekends and holidays.
• Demonstrated strong written and verbal communication skills, including excellent
customer service in person, on the phone, and electronically.
• Ability to handle and prioritize multiple complex tasks within a deadline and with a
high degree of accuracy and attention to detail.
• 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 and a willingness to take and utilize
constructive feedback.
• Enthusiastic self motivation, the ability to motivate others, and little need for
direct supervision.
• Ability to maintain expenses within an established budget.
• An understanding of non-profit organizations.
• A commitment to personal professional growth.
• Demonstrated ability to function as a “team player.”
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Physical requirements include ability to sit for extended periods at a desk and at
meetings on airplanes and automobiles, standing, climbing stairs, walking, mental
pressure; lifting files, boxes, suitcases, etc., weighing up to 25 pounds. Ability to work
flexible hours, including some weekends and holidays.
WORK ENVIRONMENT:
Fast paced office environment and travel to performances, community events, etc.
COMPANY OVERVIEW:
The Stax Music Academy (SMA) is a music instruction and youth development program
that uses music engagement with an intense focus on the rich legacy and tradition of Stax Records. Since opening the doors in 2000, SMA has provided high-quality after-school and summer music training and mentorship to thousands of students throughout Memphis with our SNAP! After-school Program, Summer Music Experience, and our newly formed Stax 101, a beginner group lessons program. Our core values are:
1. Making it happen together
2. Creating a sense of peace and well-being
3. Shared purpose
4. Choosing to become our best selves
5. Inspired to redefine what’s possible
TO APPLY
Please send cover letter and resume to harry.cash@staxmusicacademy.org. The
application deadline is Friday, October 20, 2017.

JOB DESCRIPTION
TITLE: Vocal Instructor/Choreographer
SUPERVISOR: Production Manager
FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt
DATE: July 2017
SUMMARY: The successful candidate will teach Junior Academy Rhythm Section Vocals,
Music Theory, and Choreography. The Vocal Instructor/Choreographer will assist with selecting
appropriate repertoire for student development and social relevance. Additionally, the Vocal
Instructor/Choreographer will assist with planning weekly rehearsals, arranging charts, and
developing choreography for all ensembles as needed.
The Vocal Instructor/Choreographer will support the Senior Academy Vocal Director 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.
VOCAL INSTRUCTOR/CHOREOGRAPHER ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Provide music instruction and curriculum oversight for the following:
a. Junior Academy Rhythm Section Vocals (Primary)
b. Street Corner Harmonies (Secondary)
c. Music Theory
2. Submit weekly reports of lesson plans, learning outcomes, and repertoire per ensemble
3. Oversee classroom timeliness and management for assigned ensembles
4. Teach private and group lessons as needed
5. Assist with all ensembles as needed
6. Provide reasonable administrative support for all SMA programs
7. Assist other staff members, as needed, for special events
8. Act as an appropriate role model to all students and staff
NON-ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
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, Dance, or Musical Theater; in lieu of degree, 4 years
experience in music and dance 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
1. Ability to work flexible hours, including some weekends and holidays
2. Demonstrated strong written and verbal communication skills, including excellent
customer service skills

3. Ability to handle and prioritize multiple complex tasks within a deadline
4. Excellent attention to detail and strong follow-through skills for completing projects and
accomplishing goals
5. A strong sense of protocol, tact, and diplomacy and ability to work well with a variety of
people and personalities
6. Enthusiastic self-motivation, the ability to motivate others, and little need for direct
supervision
7. Demonstrated ability to function as a “team player,” and a willingness to take and utilize
constructive feedback
8. Excellent PC skills; experience with Windows, Word, and Excel; aptitude and willingness
to learn new software programs through hands-on use and self-study
9. 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.