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Part Time Orchestra Assistant

The Waldorf School of Philadelphia

Philadelphia, PA, USA

Part time



May 26

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Part-Time Orchestra Teacher/s

The Waldorf School of Philadelphia is seeking to fill two part-time positions for the 2023-2024 school year — a part-time Orchestra Teacher and a part-time Assistant Orchestra Teacher. These two part-time positions can be held by one person, or could be held by two people. In your application, please specify which of the two positions you are applying for, and if you are interested in holding both positions.

Part-time Orchestra Teacher

The Waldorf School of Philadelphia is seeking a part-time Orchestra Teacher to teach a fourth grade class of mostly beginning string players for 2 hours per week. The class will focus on introducing students to ensemble playing, which includes developing their abilities in reading instrumental music. As our students come to the orchestra with varying levels of experience on their instruments and with music reading, they are required to take lessons outside of school prior to fourth grade in order to best benefit the class.

Part-time Assistant Orchestra Teacher

We are looking for an Assistant OrchestraTeacher to join our 5th-8th grade Orchestra program for 6 hours per week. The Assistant Teacher's duties will include providing individual or small group instruction to new and developing students, developing student support plans in consultation with the Orchestra Teacher, and reintegrating new and developing students into the class orchestra. The Assistant Teacher will work under the supervision of the Orchestra Teacher to ensure that all students in the Orchestra program have a joyful and interactive experience in ensemble music making.

Experience/Requirements for both positions:

  • Experience working in a school environment
  • Enjoy working with middle school students
  • Ability to read bass and treble clef
  • Experience playing string instruments, preferably violin.
  • Familiarity with cello, viola or bass.
  • Experience giving individual instrumental lessons
  • Demonstrate a personal and professional commitment to diversity and multiculturalism in education

The orchestra teaching schedule is currently Monday - Wednesday between 12:30 - 3:15 p.m. However, this schedule may be subject to change for the 2023-2024 school year.

These positions are for the 2023-2024 school year. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and three references to employment@phillywaldorf.com.

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