String Music Teacher - OCCTAC

String Music Teacher - OCCTAC



 2215 N. Broadway St, Santa Ana, CA, 92706

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 –