714 W. Olympic Blvd Suite 922, Los Angeles, California, 90015

Status

Open

Description

The Music Intern teaches students in music lessons and helps the Kid City Music Coordinator coordinate the program. When programming is in-person, the Music Intern teaches individuals and groups of up to 3 students on instrument(s) they are proficient with in the music rooms at  Kid City. When programming is virtual (in accordance with public health guidelines), the Music Intern teaches individual students over Zoom from their own location. Additional duties include helping plan an end-of semester recital and a special workshop with a guest artist.  This intern is asked to work 400 hours over the course of the Fall 2021 semester (August 2-December 17), split up into 16 weeks of 25 hours per week. Interns are generally requested to work 5 hours per weekday from 2-7pm as that is when students are available for lessons. This is an ideal opportunity for a skilled musician to gain experience in teaching while receiving coaching from a professional with expertise in music instruction. 

Qualifications

The primary qualifications for the music intern include:  -  Facility with at least one musical instrument, and preferably two or more (piano, guitar/bass, strings, woodwinds, brass, drums/percussion, voice, etc.) - Experience in musical performance  - Knowledge of music theory and technique, including the ability to read music - Comfortable interacting with students from diverse backgrounds from ages 14-20  Strong applicants are:  - Experienced in teaching music lessons and/or other forms of personal instruction  - Community-oriented, with a strong work ethic and good communications skills - Knowledgeable with Zoom and Google Docs/Google Suite - Bilingual Spanish preferred - Interested in pursuing a career in music and/or music education     This is an ideal opportunity for a skilled musician to gain experience in teaching while receiving coaching from a professional with expertise in music instruction. 

Background

Kid City is a college access, youth leadership, and arts program located in the heart of downtown Los Angeles. We provide ways for students to access opportunities, explore their intellectual curiosity, and discover their ability to advocate for their communities. Kid City offers year-round programs in leadership development, music and arts, college access, and college completion in a welcoming and supportive environment. 

How to Apply

Any students who wish to apply should submit a resume, cover letter, and two references to Colin Deas (colindeas@kidcityhopeplace.org) on or before July 1, 2021. Candidates will be selected for additional interviews with Kid City staff and students. Please include short paragraphs in response to the following questions: What attracts you about working at Kid City? What is your teaching philosophy that would guide you in introducing music to a beginning student? What previous experience do you have in teaching or working with high school students?