Indian Hill Music School
Faculty Opening - Recording / Beatmaking / Electronic Music Teacher
Position: Part time (one daily 70-minute class, early afternoon)
Pay: Commensurate with experience, hourly
Location: Online, with the possibility of moving in-person at Lawrence High School (Lawrence, MA)
Start date: As early as February 22, 2021
Indian Hill Music School, a community music school in Littleton, MA with a faculty of 70+ professional teaching artists, has an opening for a part-time Recording / Beatmaking / Electronic Music Teacher to lead a 70-minute class each school day. This program is in partnership with Lawrence High School (Lawrence, MA).
This position entails teaching one class each school day, either from 12:05-1:15pm (“A days”) or 1:20-2:30pm (“B days”), beginning as early as February 22. The students are Lawrence High School (Lawrence, MA) students. All classes are currently remote in the Lawrence Public Schools, though this class could move to an in-person format if that were to change during the spring of 2021.
The goal of these classes is to lead students in creating individual and group projects on Sountrap, a cloud-based recording platform. The class meetings are conducted via Zoom, and all students have the requisite hardware, software, and internet connectivity at their homes. Lesson topics may include looping, beatmaking, production, song form, recording, mixing, remixing, and more.
Instructor responsibilities include:
Ensuring student engagement through feedback, grading, and taking attendance;
Use of Google Classroom and Google Suite applications for posting class assignments and materials; and
Communication with parents and/or guidance counselors if necessary.
The instructor is also required to:
Communicate and maintain high behavioral expectations for all students, and develop a culture of “growth mindset” by encouraging and celebrating small improvements in individual and classroom culture;
Remain calm and focused when faced with unexpected challenges; and
Create and maintain a positive learning environment in which students’ diverse backgrounds, identities, strengths, and challenges are respected and utilized.
Lawrence Public Schools is an urban district, located 30 miles north of Boston, serving more than 13,000 students. More than 70% of our students speak a language other than English as their first language. We are committed to ensuring that our students, who have for too long been under-served, are provided with a high-quality, free, public education at their local, district schools.
Indian Hill Music faculty members are responsible for: 1) inspiring and sharing their love of music with their students; 2) setting a high bar for students’ levels of technical skill and musicality; 3) clearly communicating expectations and working toward shared goals; and 4) advocating for their students to engage in additional pursuits to deepen their musical development and their commitment to their studies.
Indian Hill offers many ancillary benefits to our faculty members, including a variety of paid professional performance opportunities and funding for professional development (by application). Attendance at an annual September faculty meeting is required, as is the completion of occasional clerical tasks including reporting of hours taught for payroll purposes. Timeliness and reliability, as well as strong communication practices with both students/families and school staff, are essential.
Qualifications: Candidates should have experience with electronic music and recording techniques, as well as related teaching experience. Spanish language skills and experience working in an urban school environment are a plus but are not required. Demonstrated ability to meet all requirements listed above is required.
How to apply:
Please send your resume and any other supporting materials to Pete Robbins, Director of Education, at email@example.com with “Electronic Music Teacher” listed in the subject line.
Indian Hill Music does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, age, mental or physical disability, veteran status, or any other category protected under applicable law in its admissions, education programs, activities, or employment policies.
Learn more at www.indianhillmusic.org