Classroom Violin Instructor

Gifted Music School is pleased to announce the opening of a Classroom Violin Instructor faculty position at the Guadalupe School. 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 jmorgan@giftedmusicschool.org.
 
 
 
 

Position Overview

Gifted Music School seeks an accomplished group violin specialist to teach after-school group violin lessons at the Guadalupe School in Salt Lake City, UT. The teaching artist will be expected to provide group violin lessons to students in grades 3-6 on Wednesday 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, can comfortably direct support staff and parent volunteers, and 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 Wednesdays from 1:30 to 4:30 PM.

 

 

Qualifications

  1. Minimum of a BM or BA in violin performance or equivalent experience. MM, MMA, or DMA in performance, Suzuki pedagogy, or string pedagogy preferred.
  2. Registered Suzuki teacher training through Violin Unit 3 preferred. Must complete ECC and Violin Unit 1 training within the first year of employment if not already earned. Commitment to continuous training and professional development.
  3. Current member of the Suzuki Association of the Americas; membership in the Suzuki Association of Utah preferred.
  4. Interest in and ability to teach young violinists of varying levels, grades 3-6.
  5. Demonstrated English proficiency; Spanish or other language would be a strong asset.

 

 

Procedure

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 jmorgan@giftedmusicschool.org.
 
  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.