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WeBop Instructor

 

WeBop is an early childhood jazz education program in which young children (ages 8 months - 5 years) and their parents/caregivers explore the themes of jazz, its many instruments, styles and great performers throughout 8-weeks terms. The 45-minute classes provide a safe and creative environment in which parents and children engage with live jazz performers and one another, expressing themselves musically through dance, singing and song-writing, playing instruments, storytelling, and more.

 

WeBop Teachers are:

  • Musicians that have a base of jazz knowledge and performing experience

  • Expert educators with special study and teaching experience in early childhood programming

  • High energy individual with an understanding and willingness to build community within the program and institution

  • Developmentally and culturally aware and responsive to families attending programs at JALC

  • Dedicated to the mission of JALC and WeBop and a desire to grow within the program.

 

Responsibilities

  • Lead weekly classes for children 8 months to 5 years of age and their parents/caregivers using the WeBop curriculum, designed by Jazz at Lincoln Center in collaboration with early childhood education expert, Lori Custodero of Teacher’s College at Columbia University.

  • Prepare and deliver lessons using the WeBop curriculum and adapt materials as necessary

  • Direct accompanist in each class and guest musicians during designated “band weeks”

  • Attendance at 1-2 faculty meetings per term to prepare for upcoming classes, discuss best practices and partake in professional development

  • Complete self-assessment at the middle and end of each year

 

Qualifications

  • A bachelor’s degree in jazz, education or a related subject and/or 2 years of musician or music education experience

  • Minimum of one year experience teaching early childhood

  • Strong knowledge of and background in jazz

  • Must be available to work on Sundays

 

Term Schedule:

Winter Term, January 9 – March 4, 2018

Spring Term, March 13 – May 20, 2018

Summer Term, June 5 – August 5, 2018

 

Weekly schedule:

This position will be hiring for Sunday morning classes to begin 9:30am, 10:30am and 11:30am.

 

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to careers@jazz.org.  Please include WeBop Instructor in the subject line.

 

Jazz at Lincoln Center is an equal opportunity employer.

 

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