Employment Opportunities

ESYO CHIME: Site Manager at Van Corlaer Elementary School

Site Manager Job Summary
CHIME (Creating Harmony Inspiring Musical Excellence) is the Empire State Youth Orchestra’s instrumental music education program that operates in coordination with the Schenectady City School District. The CHIME program places children on a path to musical excellence and cultivates skills needed to succeed in all areas of life, including collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking. While instrumental education offerings, grade levels served, and hours vary by location, the conviction that pursuing musical excellence is transformational, and that such an endeavor should be available to all, is central to CHIME. The Site Manager will be responsible for cultivating strong relationships with the parents, school, and community and help facilitate the daily operations for the CHIME site. Organizational experience is essential and experience working in urban school settings is desirable.

Site Manager Overview
Commitment:
2:00pm-5:00pm Monday-Friday; additional professional development hours will vary
Location: Van Corlaer Elementary School – 2310 Guilderland Ave, Schenectady, NY 12306
Reports to: ESYO CHIME Administrative Director
Start Date: September 2021
Employment Type: Part-Time: $20 per hour

Job Expectations
● Serve as CHIME Site Manager at Van Corlaer Elementary School in Schenectady.
● Support the Site Leader and staff to ensure the smooth operation of the program.
● Maintain daily communication with the CHIME Administrative Director.
● Take attendance and oversee student conduct.
● Manage communication with CHIME families.
● Provide data to the CHIME Administrative Director at their direction.
● Adhere to the overall mission of ESYO CHIME, including all policies, procedures and behavioral
management protocols.
● Maintain working hours from 2:00pm-5:00pm Monday through Friday on site, and as needed at
off-site performances and events.
● Participate in all professional development and staff training sessions.

Qualifications
● Associate Degree required, Bachelor’s Degree preferred with strong knowledge of education-based administration.
● Experience working with students with varied behavior needs.
● Ability to work with diverse personalities and populations.
● Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
● Excellent organizational and operational skills.
● Knowledge of Microsoft and Google Applications.

ESYO CHIME TEACHING ARTIST: Instrumental Teaching Artists

(Woodwind experience preferred)

Teaching Artist Summary
CHIME (Creating Harmony Inspiring Musical Excellence) is the Empire State Youth Orchestra’s instrumental music education program that operates in coordination with the Schenectady, Troy, and Albany City School Districts. The CHIME program places children on a path to musical excellence and cultivates skills needed to succeed in all areas of life, including collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking. While instrumental education offerings, grade levels served, and hours vary by location, the conviction that pursuing musical excellence is transformational, and that such an endeavor should be available to all, is central to CHIME. The Teaching Artist will work to inspire and motivate children to participate to their fullest potential. Experience in conducting, teaching band instruments, and a belief in music as a vehicle for social change is a must; a strong background in woodwinds is preferred.

Instrumental Teaching Artists Overview (Two Positions Beginning in Fall 2021)

  • Commitment: Varies by Teaching Artist instrument specialties, CHIME runs between 2:00-5:30 pm, Monday-Friday; Schedule is very flexible dependent on candidate’s availability; additional professional development hours throughout the season;
  • Location: Van Corlaer Elementary School OR Proctors Theatre (Schenectady, NY)
  • Reports to: ESYO CHIME Administrative Director
  • Employment Type: Part-Time (Flexible, min 3 hours per week, max 18 hours per week)

Job Expectations

  • Embrace a flexible working environment to deliver a reactive program that is constantly developing to meet the needs of the children and greater community.
  • Co-create curriculum and repertoire for ensembles, sectionals, and individual children.
  • Undertake ongoing training that may cover music pedagogy and learning styles, positive youth development, child protection, working with challenging behavior, shadowing of different roles within the community including teachers, social workers, community workers, etc.
  • Assist with the development and implementation of systems and procedures for monitoring and evaluating the music program and individual children.
  • Cooperate with and support any recording, filming, and documenting of the program.
  • Work collaboratively with the CHIME team to ensure a safe, fun, and positive learning experience for all students.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in music preferred, with knowledge of band ensemble repertoire, curriculum and pedagogy.
  • Classroom management skills and experience teaching band and/or private lessons.
  • Strong abilities experience on flute, oboe, or clarinet preferred.
  • Excellent musicianship and artistry both as a performer and teacher.
  • Ability to arrange repertoire for mixed level/mixed instrument ensemble.
  • Ability to work with diverse personalities and populations and to teach in mixed
  • instrumental groups with students of different musical levels.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.

How to Apply

Empire State Youth Orchestra is an equal opportunity employer and a drug free workplace. Please send a cover letter and resume to Jared Shortmeier, CHIME Administrative Director, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the position and your first initial and last name in the subject line. For those curious about the work we do, but not ready to apply, please reach out to Jared with your questions to learn more about CHIME.