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:

  • Site Directors
  • Band Coach
  • Band and Ensemble Coach
  • Creative Workshop Instructor
  • Academic Coordinator
  • Piano / Vocal Instructor

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.

BAND COACH - MUSICORE KENSINGTON

Schedule: This is a school year, seasonal, part-time position from late-August through early-June. Monday and Wednesday 3 - 6:30pm, Tuesday 2:30 - 6:30pm

Starting Wage: $15/hour W2

Job Summary: The position is responsible for supporting students as they write original music and learn cover songs to prepare for performances. 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
  • Supervise and support students as they work in their bands to write original music and learn cover songs
  • 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 band coaching or 3-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 guitar, bass, drums, piano, and/or 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

VOCAL AND PIANO INSTRUCTOR - MUSICORE KENSINGTON

Schedule: Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 3:30 - 6pm during the school year (late-August - early-June)

Starting Wage: $20/hour 1099 contractor

Job Summary: The vocal and piano instructor will teach private and group 35-minute weekly lessons plus one 50-minute choral ensemble consisting of vocal students plus additional MusiCore students. Students will be at beginner and intermediate levels. Vocal students will learn to read music, solfege, vocal warm ups, major and minor scales, and prepare for semi-annually group and individual performances. Piano students will learn to read music, major and minor scales, playing with both hands, and prepare for semi-annual group and individual performances. 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 practice item for students and check for completion weekly
  • Communicate with the Site Director as needed regarding student absences, successes, and concerns
  • Take attendance for all classes
  • Communicate successes and concerns to the Site Director

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

Skills

  • Strong piano skills required: An audition will test major and minor scales, inversions, chord progression with both hands in multiple positions, sight reading, and a selection from the applicant
  • 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

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 and Wednesday 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

CREATIVE WORKSHOP INSTRUCTOR - MUSICORE ROOSEVELT

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

Starting Wage: $15/hour W2 employee

Job Summary: The position is responsible for managing, organizing and teaching creative workshops related to Stage Performance, Music Industry and Business, Digital Music Production, and Songwriting. Each workshop is 35-minutes long and repeats 3 times back-to-back, with 3 different groups of students, one afternoon each week. The instructor will use materials already prepared by Rock to the Future in addition to developing new lesson plans and activities. 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
  • Plan, develop, and execute high-quality workshops related to Stage Performance, Music Industry, Digital Music and Production, and Songwriting for groups of up to 12 students
  • Maintain complete and accurate lesson plans and syllabus for creative workshops using Google Drive
  • Take attendance for each class
  • Contact and bring in guest performers and speakers related to the creative workshop
  • Ensure all students, volunteers, and guests are adhering to the Rules of Rock and Rock to the Future’s philosophies
  • Set up workshop space and clean up workshop space
  • 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 and 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
  • Live performance experience

Skills Required:

  • Google Drive and Apple iPad
  • Working Independently
  • Knowledge of digital music software such as Garageband and Ableton
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Extremely organized and have excellent task management skills
  • Musical experience and the ability to play guitar, bass, drums, piano, or vocals
  • 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