Music Teaching Jobs in New York

Coalition for Hispanic Family Services

Music Teaching Artist 

Full Job Description

We are looking for versatile and flexible teaching artists who are open to frequent feedback on their classroom management and lesson plans, and who are excited to be part of a creative team. The ideal candidate will possess excellent classroom management. Strong, sensitive and professional communication skills are a must as well as a good sense of personal and professional boundaries. Music Teaching Artists must have a culturally sensitive approach to working with diverse populations. Applicants should have experience working with youth.


· Teach assigned content area

· Collaborate in designing literacy-based art curricula that align with recognized learning standards

· Collaborate in the implementation of STEM activities in the literacy-based arts curricula

· Participate in weekly individual and/or group supervision meetings

· Supervise and ensure the safety and welfare of participants at all times

· Keep students engaged and create a classroom culture of respect and participation

· Supervise students on subway trains and on field trips throughout New York City

· Supervise interns/assistants placed within the classroom

· Communicate with parents regarding student’s progress in the program

· Make referrals to Art Therapist, as needed

· Maintain attendance

· Check emails regularly and respond to communication efforts by supervisor in a timely manner, at least within 24 hours

· Complete evaluation forms for participants

· Supervise maintenance of a current portfolio for every student assigned to teacher

· Participate in agency wide events

· Generate and collaborate on a wide range of community projects and other special projects as needed

· Participate in recruitment and retention of program participants

· Attend meetings and trainings as assigned

· Supervise and/or provide first aid/CPR, file accident/illness reports

· Complete any other duties assigned by Supervisor(s)


PLEASE NOTE: As per the DOE/DYCD Guidelines, all employees working in the Arts and Literacy Program are required to be vaccinated.

· BA/BFA in professional content area, masters preferred

· 2 years experience as a teaching artist required

· Ability to create lesson plans and document curriculum

· Excellent organizational and time management skills

· Working knowledge of NYC Arts Cultural Community

· Experience working with diverse youth populations

· Occasional flexible schedule is required- some weekends and evenings

· Bilingual-Spanish/Mandarin/French is preferred


o Hours: 21+ hour/week

o Schedule: Monday to Thursday 2:15pm-6:00pm, Friday 12:00pm-6:00pm *exact times subject to vary slightly dependent on host school dismissal time

o Hours: 30 plus hours

o Schedule: Monday to Friday- Shift work between 8am to 6pm. *exact times subject to vary slightly depending on host school dismissal time

o *exact times subject to vary slightly depending on host school dismissal time

· Candidates must be available for the entire duration of the school year and summer months.


· Salary: $25-32/hour range based on degree(s), qualifications and experience.

· Benefits

· Medical, Dental and Vision (partial employer – sponsorship)

· Vacation

· Holidays

· Sick Days

· Flex Spending Account

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $25.00 – $32.00 per hour


  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance


  • Monday to Friday

Work Location: One location

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