Music in the Schools Foundation is seeking energetic, experienced music teachers with a can-do attitude to bring the joy of music to our students.

Background: Founded in 1995, Music in the Schools Foundation (MIS) is dedicated to inspiring children and youth to participate in music as a fundamental part of their education. MIS provides music instruction to pre-K through 8th grade students in the Ravenswood School District in East Palo Alto, at no cost to the district or the students. During the school day, students learn the basics of music through singing, dance, playing instruments, and engaging in comprehensive music activities.

MIS also offers after-school folk dance and string ensemble programs, which provide additional performance opportunities for our students, along with mentoring from local high school students who assist our experienced and dedicated teachers. Our teachers offer inspiring instruction in a supportive environment, where students are encouraged to experience the joy of music while developing music literacy. A strong music program supports academic success and Music in the Schools Foundation is dedicated to helping students achieve that success.

For more information, please visit musicintheschools.org

Preschool Teacher Job Description
Our MIS teacher will provide developmentally appropriate sequential music lessons including singing both accompanied and a cappella, movement, both small and large motor, playing small percussions instruments, and guided listening. Lessons should include basic musical concepts. Ability to play guitar, ukulele, autoharp, or other small portable instrument is desired. Access to mp3 player or other device with external speaker to play recorded music is desired.

Position Qualifications
• Music degree required
• Applicant must love working with young children
• Strong classroom management skills
• Must be outgoing, positive, organized, and patient
• Punctuality and dependability a must
• Demonstrated ability teaching music in preschool classroom a plus
• Ability to transport educational materials required
• Competitive Compensation (independent contract)
• Support provided and professional development available
• Upon hiring, candidate must pass background check; show proof of current TB test, and proof of immunity to measles.
Job Type: Contract (Federal Form 1099 reporting)
Compensation: $60.00 /hour

Currently this position requires 1.5 hours of teaching per week (3 classes total)
Extra hours may be possible in the future.

After School Chorus Teacher Job Description
Music in the Schools Foundation is seeking an energetic, experienced music teacher with a can-do attitude to bring the joy of music to our students.

The after-school chorus teacher will direct an after-school chorus that meets after the school day. This position would be at 1 or 2 school sites. Each class is 60 minutes. Schedule to be discussed upon hiring.
1-2 hours per week

Position Qualifications
• Applicant must love working with young children

• Strong classroom management skills
• Must be outgoing, positive, organized, and patient
• Punctuality and dependability a must
• Demonstrated ability teaching music in classroom setting and/or directing a children’s chorus
• Knowledge of children’s song literature and teaching simple part-singing
• Experience preparing students for performances
• Ability to transport educational materials required
• Competitive Compensation (independent contract)
• Support provided and professional development available

Job Type: Contract (Federal From 1099 reporting)
Compensation: $60.00 /hour

These positions could be combined for the right applicant and the right scheduling availability.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume in Word or PDF format to kylesofman@gmail.com
Incomplete applications can not be considered.