Children's Musician/Instructor

Date Posted: Jul 02, 2019
Application Deadline: Aug 24, 2019
Start Date: Sep 10, 2019

Salary Range: 0 - 20K
Additional Salary Information: Training - $15/hour; regular $30/hour
Province: Ontario
Region: York Region
City: Richmond Hill
Employee Benefits: N/A
Organization's Field/Discipline: The Arts
Job's focus: Creative
Job Type: Part-time
Career Level: Intermediate

Organization Description

Monkey Rock Music Inc

Monkey Rock Music is a fun, entertaining and creative participatory music program for young children and their adult caregivers. Our primary goal is to instil a love of creating and experiencing music that will last a lifetime. Nothing has a stronger impact on a child than enjoying an activity with the people they love.

Monkey Rock Music classes are tailored to different age groups. Babies under twelve months engage in fun musical games and activities with their caregivers. Toddlers 1 to 2 years old enjoy more movement, as they learn to be more comfortable interacting with other children through music. Kids from 2 to 4 years old clap and dance along to action-oriented songs, singing and contributing their ideas to the class. Children can join our programs from birth – we’ve taught babies as young as 6 weeks old!



Job Description

NOTE: To apply for this job you must be available for a face-to-face interview - please no out of country applicants.

TO APPLY: Please send a resume and cover letter. Be sure to highlight your experience working with young children – this is far more important than your musical ability!

Monkey Rock Music is looking for a larger than life musician/teacher to lead our parent and child music programs in Markham, North York, and Richmond Hill.

Monkey Rock Music is a fun, entertaining and creative participatory music program for young children and their adult caregivers. Our primary goal is to instil a love of creating and experiencing music that will last a lifetime. Nothing has a stronger impact on a child than enjoying an activity with the people they love. Monkey Rock Music class participants range in age from 0-4 years. See www.monkeyrockmusic.com for more details.

Check out this video to get a sense of what the job is like - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GfcA9touMBk

Requirements:

Required [There's no wiggle room here - if you can't meet all the criteria, please don't apply]:
  • High comfort level playing acoustic guitar (see below for details)
  • A good singing voice
  • Outgoing, personable nature; comfortable performing in any situation
  • Clean police background check
Preferred:
  • Experience working with young children
  • ECE/Orff/similar training
  • Broad knowledge of children’s songs
  • Flexible schedule
  • Access to a car - the successful applicant will be teaching at several locations as outlined above
Guitar skill: Though the material is very straight forward (mostly two and three chord songs), the demands of the classes require the teacher to be able to play on ‘autopilot’, focusing on the students rather than the guitar.
 

Additional Info:

Schedule:

The position requires training (paid) in class three weekday mornings per week beginning in September 2019, through to December. Starting in January, the new hire will take over teaching the classes, and Saturday mornings will be added to the schedule.

Also required is the availability to perform at parties Saturday afternoons and/or Sundays (pay for parties is $100/45 minute party)

The option of teaching some weekday afternoons also exists in addition to the above.

Job Type: Part-time
Salary: $30.00 /hour

How to Apply:

TO APPLY: Please email a resume and cover letter. Be sure to highlight your experience working with young children – this is far more important than your musical ability!

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