(Ensemble Leader/Low Strings preferred)
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 teaching and the belief that music can serve as a vehicle for social change is a must.
Commitment: CHIME Troy program hours are 2:30-4:30 pm, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays; teaching artists are scheduled 2-5 pm in order to allow for set-up/clean-up and any necessary staff prep immediately before/after programming. Additional commitments include a weekly staff meeting following program hours, and occasional required Professional Development sessions outside of scheduled program times. All scheduled prep, planning and meeting time is paid.
Location: CHIME Troy, Oakwood Community Center (313 10th St, Troy NY 12180)
Reports to: ESYO CHIME Program Manager
Employment Type: Part-Time (approx. 15 hrs/week teaching; 2 hrs/week prep & meetings)