CHIME (Creating Harmony Inspiring Musical Excellence) is the Empire State Youth Orchestra’s intensive instrumental music education program. Operating in partnership with the Schenectady City School District, the CHIME program fosters within children a desire and excitement for musical excellence. CHIME works with the schools, other community partners and families to cultivate important skills for all areas of life, including collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking. While instrumental offerings, grade levels served and program 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, empower 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. ESYO is committed to equity and inclusion, and cultivating a program staff that reflects the diversity of our students’ lived experience is a critical priority. People who identify as Black, Latino, Indigenous and/or LGBTQIA+ are strongly encouraged to apply.
Commitment: CHIME Yates program hours are approximately 2:45-5 pm (dependent on finalized school end times); Teaching artist schedules are set to include 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 Yates, Yates Elementary School (Schenectady)
Reports to: ESYO CHIME Program Manager
Employment Type: Part-Time (approx. 15 hours per week of teaching and non-teaching responsibilities)