Ear Training Teacher

Date Posted: Dec 21, 2018
Application Deadline: Jan 04, 2018

Salary Range: 0 - 20K
Province: Ontario
Region: Metro Toronto Area
City: Toronto
Employee Benefits: N/A
Organization's Field/Discipline: The Arts
Job's focus: Creative
Job Type: Part-time
Career Level: Intermediate

Organization Description

Dixon Hall Neighbourhood Services

Dixon Hall Neighbourhood Services is a multi-service agency located in the heart of east downtown Toronto. For 87 years, we have been touching the lives of thousands of our community's most vulnerable residents by providing a range of programs and services across every stage of life.



Job Description

Dixon Hall Neighbourhood Services is multi-service agency located in the heart of east downtown Toronto. For 89 years, we have been touching the lives of thousands of our community’s most vulnerable residents by providing a range of programs and services across every stage of life.
Dixon Hall Neighbourhood Services (DHNS) Music School is currently welcoming applications from qualified candidates for the position of Ear Training Teacher.  We are looking for caring and enthusiastic individuals to join our team and become part of a progressive non-profit organization. Dixon Hall Music School has offered lessons to thousands of children in the Regent Park/Moss Park/St. Lawrence neighbourhoods since 1978. Our music program sees students through all stages (and ages) of their musical and personal development. We believe in giving students a solid groundwork in music education by offering them individual lessons together with additional training (such as theory, ear training, rock band, orchestra) to help them flourish. Over 300 students take lessons each year, in 20 different subject areas.
We are currently welcoming applications from enthusiastic candidates for the role of Ear Training Teacher. Reporting to the Manager, Music School, the Ear Training Teacher will provide ear training lessons to children and youth who are primarily from the Regent Park, Moss Park and South Cabbagetown communities. Classes are one-on-one or very small (max 3 students per class).
 

Requirements:

RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Able to work in both group and individual lesson settings with all ages and levels of musical expertise.
  • Provide an engaging and challenging methodology that contributes to an enjoyable experience of music for every student.
  • Monitor student progress and adjust teaching methods and materials when necessary.
  • Able to demonstrate concepts and tactics (performance capabilities required).
  • Participate, when possible, in developing and implementing curriculum ideas.
  • Notify the Music School Director/Manager of any student's learning or physical challenges or of issues impacting the student related to violence, illicit drugs, crime, attendance, etc.
  • Engage with parents on a regular basis.
  • Encourage students to take advantage of the school's resources that will enhance their learning experiences such as instruments, practice studios, additional lessons, summer programs, free concert tickets, etc.  
    ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Maintain weekly attendance records of students.
  • Requisition teaching materials for lessons.
  • Notify the Music School Director/Manager as soon as a student is late for a lesson or event.
  • Prepare students for Royal Conservatory Music (RCM) exams and support the registration of students for exams.


Additional Info:

  • Post-secondary education in music.
  • Prior experience in teaching music; ear training or theory teaching an asset.
  • Full knowledge of technical requirements for all levels of Royal Conservatory Music (RCM) exams.
  • Ability to communicate well with people from all walks of life and from many cultural backgrounds.
  • Ability to teach various styles of music and knowledge of different approaches to teaching music is required.
  • English language written and verbal communication skills with a strong ability to exchange knowledge.
  • A satisfactory Vulnerable Sector Criminal Records check is required.  


How to Apply:

To apply, please email your resume and cover letter as a single Word or PDF document to hr@dixonhall.org before Jan 4, 2018 at 4:00pm quoting Job ID #18-MSC-09 in the email “Subject” line.
 

Dixon Hall Neighbourhood Services is committed to developing an inclusive selection process and work environment. If contacted for an interview, please advise the hiring manager if you require any accommodation during the interview process. The hiring process is governed by Dixon Hall Neighbourhood Services Race Relations and Employment Equity Policies