Classroom Guitar Instructor

Gifted Music School is pleased to announce the opening of a Classroom Guitar Instructor faculty position at City Academy. Duties begin January 2022 or later, as negotiated.*
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Highly qualified applicants should complete the online application as soon as possible to guarantee consideration. For more information, or to suggest nominations for this position, please contact Dean Justin Morgan at

Position Overview

Gifted Music School seeks an accomplished group guitar specialist to teach afternoon group guitar lessons at City Academy in Salt Lake City, UT. The teaching artist will be expected to provide group guitar lessons to students grades 7-12 on Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays afternoons. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated evidence of successful teaching in a group setting; commit to maintaining a reliable schedule and attending all classes throughout the school year; consistently participate in faculty meetings and professional development activities; possess a strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the classroom and meeting the needs of a diverse population; and have an earnest desire to make their teaching work a career priority. The school is seeking candidates who have excellent communication skills and who are able to contribute to a high-performance team environment while being supportive of colleagues, staff, parents, and students.
Hourly wage commensurate with the candidate’s credentials and experience. The hours for the 2021-22 school year are Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 3:05 to 3:55 PM.




  1. Minimum of a BM or BA in guitar performance or the equivalent experience. MM, MMA, or DMA in performance, music education, or music pedagogy preferred.
  2. Demonstrated evidence of successful teaching in a group setting. Commitment to continuous training and professional development.
  3. Interest in and ability to teach guitar students of varying levels, grades 7-12. Experience in teaching diverse styles of music is preferred.
  4. Demonstrated English proficiency; Spanish or other language would be a strong asset.




Step 1) Qualified applicants should upload the following materials, and complete our online application form. If uploading any of these required materials presents a hardship, please contact Dean Morgan at
  1. Cover Letter
  2. CV or resume
  3. Contact information for 2-3 professional references from whom we may solicit a recommendation
  4. Two (2) contrasting teaching samples (must include at least one group lesson)
  5. (Optional) Teaching Philosophy Statement
Step 2) Upon reviewing your application, the search committee may invite you to interview with the Gifted Music School and/or provide additional teaching samples.