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 – email@example.com