Employment

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

We are currently hiring for:

Site Director MusiCore After School Germantown

Vocal / Choral Instructor at Multiple Locations

To be considered, review the job description below, fill out this questionnaire, and send your resume and cover letter to Info@RocktotheFuture.org. No calls!


CURRENT OPENINGS

Site Director at MusiCore After School Germantown

Schedule: This is a school year, part-time, seasonal position from September - early-June. Monday,  Wednesday and Friday 12pm - 5:30pm, plus additional events and meetings as requested

Location: MusiCore at Roosevelt Elementary School

Starting Wage: $20/hour W2

Job Summary: The Site Director is responsible for oversight of the day-to-day operations for the MusiCore After School program at Roosevelt Elementary, including planning, supervision, evaluation, and reporting of the program. The goal of MusiCore is to use exciting musical opportunities and experiences to improve academic confidence, social emotional development, creativity, and musical ability.  The Site Director will be a motivation to students in music and in life.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Implement, oversee, and manage high-quality music and academic programming that follows the MusiCore schedule and aligns with the goals and mission of MusiCore
  • Build a strong relationship with the Principal and staff at Roosevelt Elementary School
  • Ensure staff understands their roles and responsibilities, are meeting expectations, and provide training and professional development as needed
  • Ensure the use of positive behavior guidance, equity, and inclusion among program staff members and volunteers
  • Lead recruitment, enrollment and orientation, retention, and schedule of students
  • Monitor and report on attendance, daily meal program, Septa Key transportation, staff hours and payroll, and other program reporting requirements
  • Oversee collection of additional evaluation data including academic grades, school attendance, student surveys, volunteer feedback, and staff feedback
  • Provide regular feedback and support for program staff (with support from the Program Director) and provide semi-annual evaluations for program staff
  • Meet weekly with the Program Director and contribute to the weekly agenda
  • Plan and execute semi-annual performances (Winter Showcase and Year End Showcase) with support from the Program Director
  • Manage site volunteer program; Plan and host volunteer information sessions to reach new program volunteers to support music and academic needs; Schedule, greet, and utilize volunteers
  • Communicate with guardians around areas of concern and areas of success via email, call, text, and holding meetings as needed
  • Maintain a clean and organized space
  • Maintain open, effective communication and interaction among the staff, volunteers, students, and families
  • Performance of other duties as requested by the Program Director
  • Develop & instill strong, positive program culture among staff, students, families, and larger school community
  • Participate in networking meetings and professional development opportunities as requested by the Program Director
  • Mandatory attendance of staff trainings, Winter Showcase and Year End Showcase

Education and Experience Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education, or related field
  • 2-years experience with leading a youth program
  • 2-years management experience

Skills Required

  • Technical skills: Google Drive, Apple iPad
  • Ability to lead, teach, and interact with guardians, staff, instructors, students, volunteers, and the community
  • Motivated, energetic, punctual, responsible, and exhibit a positive attitude to be an excellent role model
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Extremely organized and have excellent task management skills and ability to use project and task management software
  • 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, music knowledge, and ability to play an instrument
VOCAL / CHORAL INSTRUCTOR

Schedule: Fishtown / Kensington: Wednesday (1pm - 2pm), Thursday (10am - 12pm) and Germantown: Friday (3pm-5:30pm); School year September - June

Locations: Kensington and Germantown

Starting Wage: $20/hour 1099 contractor

Job Summary: The vocal instructor will teach a group 10-30 students at various sites for our MobileMusic program and MusiCore After School program. Students will be at beginner 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.  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
  • Communicate with the Site Director and Program Director as needed regarding student absences, successes, and concerns
  • Take attendance for all classes
  • Communicate successes and concerns to the Site Director and Program 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 or other instrument skills to accompany vocal class
  • 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