Viola Teaching Artist

Viola Teaching Artist

Buffalo String Works
341 Delaware Ave, Buffalo NY 14202
Posted On:
July 21, 2021


Responsibilities: Implement the Viola curriculum as articulated in the BSW curriculum Teach appropriate pedagogy to Viola students Complete weekly lesson plans and class reports Encourage learning in a positive environment that builds students’ self-esteem and confidence Participate in weekly team meetings and monthly faculty meetings Participate in ongoing Professional Development workshops pertaining to pedagogy, cultural humility, and other related topics Communicate and build rapport with parents and students in the class Participate in up to 2 concerts per semester, playing/supervising students/planning etc.


Minimum Qualifications (Education, Experience, Skills):
4-year degree in Music or Fine Arts with specialization in stringed instruments, preferably Viola and/or Violin.
5 years strings teaching experience in high level, professional settings (general classroom, formal private lessons, and/or collegiate) - group class teaching experience preferred.
Ability to be a strong role model for youth during all working hours.
Strong commitment to the ideals and mission of El Sistema and Buffalo String Works.
Ability to communicate and work with multiple constituencies, diverse personalities, and populations.
Demonstrated experience working with underserved communities and marginalized populations
Excellent verbal and written communication skills with demonstrated ability to effectively facilitate meetings, present publicly, and provide professional written information utilizing various media
Ability to work well on a team and in a high-pressure, multi-tasking environment, with strong communication skills
Strong desktop computer skills (business professional level) and excellent time management and organizational skills
Must pass background check

How to Apply

To apply: Please send a current resume and a short paragraph outlining your teaching philosophy to Andrew Borkowski:

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