Work & Teach

SJMA is a soul-satisfying place to work & teach, with an exciting method, and a great team of highly qualified musicians. We offer fair compensation to classical musicians with teaching experience, voice instructors and Music Therapists. If you’re interested please contact our Program Director at: stephen@sjma.ca OR SIMPLY fill out our teacher application form HERE.

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Below you will find a the details of what is expected of our teaching staff.

SJMA Teachers 

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.
  • Work collaboratively with a team of teaching artists to undertake training and jointly design elements of the program for the community. Be creative in designing and introducing new ways of learning as part of the music program.
  • Co-create curriculum and repertoire for ensembles, sectionals and individual children.
  • Undertake ongoing training that may cover music, music pedagogy and learning styles, child development, child protection, working with challenging behavior, shadowing of different roles within the community including teachers, social workers, community workers, etc.
  • Work in collaboration with local community partners to identify and develop targeted programs and outreach work related to the music program.
  • 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.
  • Show the flexibility to constantly adapt and adjust in order to encourage and maintain student engagement in the classroom.
  • Work collaboratively with the Program Director to ensure a safe, fun, and positive learning experience for all students.

 Responsibilities:

  • Participate in mandatory teaching meetings & professional development at the discretion of the Program Director.
  • Cover classes, when necessary, as scheduled by the Program Director.
  • Attend family meetings and/or communicate with family members as directed.
  • Monitor attendance under the guidelines provided by the Program Director.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Site Director, not requiring materially different skills or competencies.

 Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred with strong musical knowledge for instrument technique teaching
    • Undergraduate music students will be considered for sectional & musicianship teaching.
  • Strong classroom management skills.
  • Ability to work with diverse personalities and populations and work cooperatively in a small open workplace environment.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.