Music and Movement Instructor

Date Posted: Dec 04, 2018
Start Date: Jan 07, 2019

Salary: $50/Hour
Province: Ontario
Region: Metro Toronto Area
City: Scarborough
Employee Benefits: N/A
Organization's Field/Discipline: The Arts
Job's focus: Creative
Job Type: Part-time
Career Level: Doesn’t apply

Organization Description

Sistema Toronto

Sistema Toronto provides musical and intellectual opportunities to children in vulnerable communities, with the end goal of transformative social change. We build stronger communities by enabling at-risk children to overcome poverty, grow, and thrive as engaged citizens and future leaders.
Sistema Toronto is first and foremost a social development program, using ensemble-based music education to transform the lives of at-risk children. Sistema Toronto students work together for 10 hours of weekly instruction. They learn strings (violin, viola, cello, or double bass), percussion, choir and Music & Movement while developing important life skills like problem solving, empathy, and self-advocacy.

Job Description

Sistema Toronto teachers work closely with students to develop their musical abilities as well as build life skills like empathy, hard work, trust and kindness.

The Music & Movement Instructor will work with a group of students (ages 6-7) for 5 hours of weekly instruction. Drawing on Early Childhood Music Education (ECME) principals such as Orff, Kodaly, Suzuki, and Dalcroze, the teacher will help prepare the beginner students to begin playing violin in September 2019.

The classroom is equipped with Orff Instruments (xylophones, glockenspiels and hand percussion instruments) and the students have been working on vocal techniques (posture, breathing, pitch matching) as well as basic theory, solfege and performance practice.

Sistema Toronto Music & Movement Instructors plan and execute their own lessons with support from the Executive Director. Sistema Toronto teachers are encouraged to be creative and bring their own teaching styles and ideas into the classroom.


This position is suited for an enthusiastic, highly-motivated and naturally communicative individual with experience working with children. We are looking for a candidate who has a strong musical background and performance ability as well as educational experience. The ability to work cooperatively and flexibly with a busy teaching team are essential assets.

• Music degree or equal performing experience
• 1+ year teaching experience
• Strong communication skills, patience
• Values consistent with those of Sistema Toronto

Additional Info:

Location: St Martin de Porres Catholic School, 230 Morningside Ave
Schedule: Mondays and Tuesdays, 3:30 – 5:45 pm (5 hours per week) with possibility to expand to Thursdays and Fridays.
Term: Monday, January 7 – Tuesday June 18, 2019 (with possibility to renewal for the 2019-20 school year)
Rate: $50 per hour

How to Apply:

Please e-mail your resume and cover letter to