String Teachers Needed - Nelson County

POSITION INTENT: Elementary Grade and Middle School Music Education and Community
REPORTS TO: Nelson County Community Orchestra (NCCO), Board President or assigned
STATUS: Part-time; less than 10 hrs/week during three or four 6 - 10 week sessions during the
school year.
POSTED: 1 August 2015 POSITION START: September 2015
COMPENSATION: $50.00 per recruitment event (two times scheduled for 2015-2016 at four
schools) and $50.00 per concert (up to three scheduled for 2015-2016). $30.00-$60.00 per class according to student enrollment numbers. Payment is as a 1099 independent contractor.
LOCATION: The String Education Program is held at Rockfish River Elementary School (200
Chapel Hollow Road, Afton, VA 22920 , Tye River Elementary School (5198 Thomas Nelson
Highway, Arrington, VA 22922 and Nelson Middle School (6925 Thomas Nelson Hwy, Lovingston, VA 22949 .The schools are located in Nelson County, Virginia, about 40 minutes from Charlottesville, and 20 – 45 minutes from Waynesboro and Crozet.
music opportunities for Nelson County and the surrounding area. Our SEP program provides quality string education in small group string classes at the Rockfish River and Tye River Elementary and Nelson Middle schools in Nelson County after school in a fun and loving environment. We currently offer beginning violin instruction for grades 3-6 for a fee. A limited number of need- based scholarships may be available for qualified applicants. As this program grows we will eventually include viola and cello instruction.
JOB DESCRIPTION: SEP Teachers will provide, one or two afternoons per week on a part time
basis, string instrument instruction for beginners or near beginners for grades 3, 4, 5 and/or 6.
Instruction takes place in weekly classes of small groups of 1 – 8 students. Classes are held between 2:30 PM and 5 PM. The classes are held in 6-10 week sessions, approximately 30 to 60 minutes in length. SEP teachers will teach weekly group classes and lead the students in ensemble and concert opportunities including participating in periodic joint concerts with the NCCO. SEP Teacher(s) will need to be available for classes beginning in September 2015.
QUALIFICATIONS: Teaching experience is required. A positive and fun personality is a must.
Candidates should have a minimum of 2 years teaching experience. Some formal education in music is desired. The ability to teach viola and cello is a plus. A background check is required.
Subject to the policies and management directions established by the NCCO Board of Directors, the duties of the instructor shall include, but are not limited to: Teach one or more beginner violin classes of 1-8 students. Participate in recruiting sessions during two (2) periods per year at each assigned school, giving live in-school demonstrations. Teach material as described in SEP course descriptions. Use designated standard instructional book. Collaborate with other SEP instructors regarding methods and pedagogy to be used and supplement instructional book with additional teaching materials and music. Select and purchase budgeted supplies. Submit receipts and reimbursement requests. Maintain high professional standards and ethics with students and their family members. Arrive and depart on time as needed. Collaborate with other instructors and designated representatives for the NCCO Board of Directors, and occasionally individual board members to ensure program delivery and
success. Collaborate with a representative of the NCCO to arrange for students to perform with the orchestra in a free public concert near the end of their session. Communicate and build rapport with parents and students in the classes. Work with NCCO Board members or a designated representative to implement, document and evaluate the program. Sign and comply with terms of written contract. Submit IRS Form W-9 and monthly reports of attendance and student progress. Have a passion for and experience in teaching young beginners to play violin. Experience in teaching musicianship is preferred. Have strong classroom management skills. Have an interest and ability to be a role model to students and parents as a citizen, artist, teacher and scholar and to encourage students to develop holistically. Have the ability to work under frequent observation. A sense of humor is a must!

CONTACT: mail or email resume to:
NCCO / String Education Program
PO Box 295, Nellysford, VA 22958