Employment

We’re thrilled you’re interested in working with Rock to the Future!

All positions currently are part-time hourly W2 or 1099 positions.

Current sites are located in Kensington / Fishtown and Germantown.

All employees and contractors must pass the PA Child Abuse Clearance, PA Criminal Background Check, and FBI Criminal Background Check prior to employment.

We are currently hiring:

  • Band Coach (Germantown)
  • Creative Workshop Instructor (Kensington)
  • Choral Instructor (MobileMusic at Bodine)

Applications will be reviewed starting July 30th with interviews scheduled for the week of August 13th. Please fill out this questionnaire and send your resume and cover letter to Info@RocktotheFuture.org. No calls!

OPEN POSITIONS AT MUSICORE KENSINGTON

MusiCore Kensington (2139 E Cumberland St) provides free music lessons and workshops paired with academic help for up to 40 underserved Philadelphia youth in grades 6 - 12 at Rock to the Future Headquarters in Kensington. Students learn guitar, bass, drums, or piano, write original music and learn cover songs in weekly band practice, sing in the choir, perform live, attend creative workshops, and receive daily homework help and post-secondary education assistance.  Students attend Monday - Friday from 3 - 6pm.

OPEN POSITIONS AT MUSICORE ROOSEVELT

MusiCore Roosevelt (430 Washington Lane) provides free music lessons and workshops paired with academic help for up to 36 underserved Philadelphia youth in grades 4 - 8 at Roosevelt Elementary School in Germantown. Students learn guitar, bass, drums, or piano, write original music and learn cover songs in weekly band practice, sing in the choir, perform live, attend creative workshops, and receive daily homework help. Students attend twice weekly from 3:10 - 5pm.

BAND AND ENSEMBLE COACH - MUSICORE ROOSEVELT

Schedule: This is a school year, seasonal, part-time position from late-August through early-June.  Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 2 - 5:30pm

Starting Wage: $15+/hour W2

Job Summary: The position is responsible for teaching beginner group modern band  ensemble (guitar, bass, drums, piano) for up to 12 students as a time and supporting students as they write original music and learn cover songs to prepare for performances. Each ensemble class is 35-minutes long weekly and each band practice is 35-minutes long weekly. The instructor will be a motivation to students not just in music but in life.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Ensure the use of positive behavior guidance, equity, and inclusion
  • Teach up students on guitar, bass, drums, and piano music basics, chords, rhythms, and to play as a group
  • Supervise and support students as they work in their bands to write original music and learn cover songs
  • Develop appropriate lesson plans for ensemble and band practices
  • Assist students with writing and learning parts for their specific instrument: guitar, bass, drums, piano, or vocals
  • Set weekly goals for individual students and the band as a whole
  • Ensure a positive, safe, and inclusive environment
  • Prepare students for semi-annual performances and recording studio experiences
  • Maintain accurate chord charts and band goals using Google Drive
  • Create chord charts and additional music as needed using music notation software such as GuitarPro and Sibelius
  • Take attendance for each band practice
  • Communicate successes and concerns to the Site Director
  • Ensure all students, volunteers, and guests are adhering to the Rules of Rock and Rock to the Future’s philosophies
  • Set up for band practice and clean up after band practice
  • Attend a weekly meeting with the Site Director
  • Communicate successes and concerns to the Site Director
  • Mandatory attendance of staff trainings and Winter Showcase and Year End Showcase

Additional Duties:

  • Assist with end of the day duties such as monitoring the exit and helping to maintain a clean and organized space
  • Additional cleaning and organizing responsibilities and administrative tasks as requested from the Site Director

Education and Experience Required:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • 2-years experience teaching group workshops for youth
  • 3-year experience writing original music

Skills Required:

  • Google Drive and Apple iPad
  • Must be able to work independently
  • Knowledge of music notation software like GuitarPro and Sibelius and creating chord charts
  • Experience setting up a stage including tuning guitars and basses, setting up amps, setting up a keyboard, setting up a drumset, and running a PA system with Apple iPad
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Extremely organized and have excellent task management skills
  • Musical experience and the ability to play beginner guitar, bass, drums, piano, and vocals
  • Must be a proficient vocalist
  • Must be motivated, energetic, punctual, responsible, and exhibit a positive attitude to be an excellent role model
  • Ability to lead, teach, and interact with students, staff, and volunteers
  • Full commitment to the mission/philosophy of Rock to the Future
  • Excitement and positive attitude toward working with disadvantaged children
  • Dedication to the pursuit of continuous learning (for self and students)
  • Preferred skills: Experience with trauma informed practices

OPEN MOBILEMUSIC POSITIONS

CHORAL INSTRUCTOR

Schedule: Thursday 10:10 - 12:15 during the school year (now - early-June)

Starting Wage: $25/hour 1099 contractor

Job Summary: The choral instructor will lead weekly choral ensemble for up to 30 students in one-hour classes. Vocal students will learn to read music, solfege, vocal warm ups, major and minor scales, and prepare for semi-annually group and individual performances. Music selections should be contemporary and hip. The instructor will be a motivation to students not just musically but in life.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Ensure the use of positive behavior guidance, equity, and inclusion
  • Ensure all students, volunteers, and guests are adhering to the Rules of Rock and Rock to the Future’s philosophies
  • Arrive on time with lesson materials prepared and a positive attitude
  • Teach prepared lesson plan
  • Fill out weekly lesson log
  • Communicate with the Program Director as needed regarding student absences, successes, and concerns
  • Take attendance for all classes

Education and Experience

  • Minimum three years professional teaching experience OR degree in music education or related field with 2 years teaching experience
  • Previous experience working with youth and teens of all experience levels
  • Previous experience teaching a choir

Skills

  • Strong piano skills required for choral accompanianment
  • Strong vocal skills required: An audition will test knowledge of solfege, sight reading, vocal warm ups, scales, and a selection from the applicant
  • Upbeat, creative personality
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Extremely organized and have excellent task management skills
  • Must be motivated, energetic, punctual, responsible, and exhibit a positive attitude to be an excellent role model for children and staff members
  • Ability to lead, teach, and interact with students, staff, and volunteers
  • Full commitment to the mission/philosophy of Rock to the Future
  • Excitement and positive attitude toward working with disadvantaged children
  • Dedication to the pursuit of continuous learning (for self and students)
  • Preferred skills: Experience with trauma informed practices