THE ATLANTA MUSIC PROJECT
ANNOUNCES PART-TIME JOB OPENING FOR
Beginner Percussion Teaching Artist
$50-$65/hour, Starting Immediately
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. The Beginner Percussion Teaching Artist will be responsible for teaching our elementary school-aged beginner percussion students in a group setting. The successful candidate will possess an unyielding commitment to empowering youth to realize their possibilities through music. This position reports to the relevant program leader.
About the Atlanta Music Project
Founded in 2010, the Atlanta Music Project provides world-class music training supporting youth growth and development. Operating in under-resourced communities, AMP’s mission is to empower 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 Preparatory School for elementary school-aged musicians; the AMP Summer Series, a music festival and school; and the AMP Youth Orchestras and Choirs. AMP also has a college and career program supporting AMP alumni. With a projected 2023-20224 annual operating budget of $2.9MM, AMP will serve over 500 young musicians.
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, electric violinist Lindsey Stirling, cellist Sterling Elliott, operatic baritone Ed Parks, 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, Mexico City and Scotland. 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 youth 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, 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, Clayton State University, and the Chestnut Family Foundation.
AMP is a member of “El Sistema USA,” the National Alliance of El Sistema Inspired Programs.
For more information visit http://www.atlantamusicproject.org
- Learn, understand and represent the AMP philosophies for uplifting youths, families and communities through the pursuit of musical excellence
- Teach beginner percussion to AMP after-school orchestra students
- Choose, prepare, and/or arrange appropriate repertoire for group lessons
- Coordinate and cooperate with the program leaders in keeping track of AMP students/ attendance and musical progress
- Execute additional administrative tasks as necessary
Ideal candidate will possess:
- A Bachelor of Music
- Experience teaching percussion in a classroom or group setting
- Experience working with elementary school-aged students
- Passion for music as a vehicle for positive social change
- Experience working (music-related or other) with disadvantaged, urban/rural youth
- 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 Beginner Percussion Orchestra Teaching Artist is a part-time, hourly ($50 to $65/hour commensurate with experience) position starting in August 2023. Background check required. .
Email resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with subject “Beginner Percussion Orchestra Teaching Artist” no later than August 18, 2023. 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.