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Music Teacher


Become a Music Teacher with Education Through Music…

Job responsibilities include:

  • Serving as school music faculty
  • Coordinating and developing the in-school music program with program staff
  • Producing two school wide concerts each year

Each music teacher’s program is designed in consultation with Education Through Music’s Program Staff and based on ETM’s curriculum and benchmarks. Lesson planning is required and will be reviewed on a regular basis. We provide all ETM Music Teachers with ongoing professional development, training and mentoring.

  • An elective employee-contributed health coverage plan is available
  • Opportunities for tuition reimbursement
  • Part-time and full-time teaching opportunities available
  • Remote teaching will be required intermittently
  • Most of our partner schools are located in the Bronx but we are in all 5 boro’s

Pedagogical approach is Orff influenced and we provide a variety of tools and resources including:

  • Hand-percussion
  • Orff instruments
  • Handbells
  • Keyboard
  • Recorders
  • Guitars
  • Other String Instruments
  • Technology

Applicants must possess a BA or Master’s Degree in Music, Education, or Fine Arts

  • Previous classroom teaching experience is strongly preferred
  • Singing, conducting, keyboard, guitar and presentation skills are all pluses
  • A Music Education degree is preferred

ETM welcomes applicants who hold or are pursuing certification, and seeks placements that will support the career advancement of certified teachers.


Individuals who do not currently hold ‘eligible’ status for classroom teaching from the NYC Department of Education (DOE) will be asked to undergo a fingerprinting and background check by the NYC DOE PETS system. Only those cleared by the DOE who receive ‘eligible’ status are eligible for hire by ETM.

All those invited to interview will be asked to present a mock lesson to the discipline of the desired position.

Benefits for Full-Time Teachers (4-5 days) include:

  • 12 month (year round) payroll – salary range $41,400 – $50,200/year
  • 403B retirement plan
  • Teaching certification assistance
  • Company sponsored Health Reimbursement Account (select medical plans)
  • Paid PTO (sick and personal days)
  • Commuter Benefits (transportation stipend available to select locations)

Benefits for Part-Time Teachers (3< days) include:

  • 12 month (year round) payroll
  • 403B retirement plan
  • Paid PTO (sick days)
  • Commuter Benefits (transportation stipend available to select locations)


Bachelor’s Degree in a Music/Arts Related Field

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