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String Music Teacher - OCCTAC

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String Music Teacher - OCCTAC




The Orange County Children’s Therapeutic Arts Center, OCCTAC, located in the city of Santa Ana California is looking for teaching artists to fulfill a part-time position in our music department in the classical strings department. We are looking for musicians with experience in working with children to teach VAPA standards.



-Provide instruction for elementary through intermediate school aged students

-Nurture and maintain professional and positive relationships with staff.

-Strong classroom management skills is key.

-Be accountable for paperwork as required by program administration.

-Organize all materials for each lesson ahead of time and transport all materials to and from the center.

-Demonstrate a high level of emotional intelligence when communicating with both students and adults.

-To attend monthly Professional Development sessions.

-Adjust lesson plans to serve different learning abilities.

-Ability to work collaboratively and cooperatively within a team as well as independently.

-Maintain a positive ‘can do’ attitude; be proactive, flexible, and show initiative with projects, planning, and all activities related to this position.


-Hold a Bachelor’s degree in music education, performance or equivalent degree and has experience teaching music in their expertise.

-Have experience implementing arts-based curriculum to children in a structured learning environment (K-5 especially).

-Demonstrate excellent written and oral communication skills in English.

-Be comfortable using basic office computer programs such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Google Docs, and Apps.

-Spanish speaker is a plus.

-Member of MTAC and  knowledge of Certificate of Merit program  a plus

-Must be able to pass a LiveScan and provide results from a TB test.

-2 years minimum experience in teaching strings  to children. Must be able to instruct in a group setting and private setting with a range of beginning to early advanced students.

-Knowledge of El Sistema a plus

-Familiarity with the VAPA and Common Core Standards for education.

-Experience working with at-risk and underserved youth.

-Work well with public and staff

-Have a commitment to diversity and proven ability to work effectively with persons of diverse backgrounds.

-Have a current California Driver’s license.

-Be able to effectively manage multiple complex functions and achieve goals and objectives.

-Be able to work independently, under pressure and handle multiple projects simultaneously.

-Ability to work independently and complete assigned tasks within identified timeframes.

-Positive attitude, flexibility and problem solving mentality.


Substitute positions available now. Monday – Thursdays 4:30 -7:00 & Saturday mornings


$25.00 per hour


Please email your resume and cover letter and direct all questions to:

Phoebe Stanciell –