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How to Apply

Download and complete the CMS Application for Employment.

Then email the completed application, along with your resume and a cover letter describing your explaining your education and experience in relation to the position, your availability, and why you are interested in joining our team at Community Music School.

CELLO TEACHER (Part-Time)

If you are a music education professional and believe in providing the opportunity and inspiration for anyone in our diverse community to achieve excellence in music education and appreciate the transformative power of music, then we would love to talk with you.

Community Music School is seeking an experienced cello teacher to provide private cello lessons, both online and in-person, to students of all ages and abilities. Experience with double bass and other string instruments is a plus.

Please send your resume and a cover letter describing your explaining your education and experience in relation to the position, your availability, and why you are interested in joining our team at Community Music School. Learn more about Community Music School at https://cmslv.org/about/employment/.

The specific job responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Provide quality music instruction on a given instrument in a positive and professional learning environment
  • Develop and implement an individualized curriculum to motivate students to succeed, encourage positive habits, and develop well-rounded musicians
  • Work at a variety of levels teaching different musical skills to individuals or groups of all ages
  • Teach instrumental techniques, scales, sight-reading, music theory, and self-expression through music
  • Prepare students for music evaluations, auditions, and recitals
  • Attend regular faculty meetings and maintain clear communications with students, parents, and administration via phone, email, and online scheduling and billing system
  • Complete regular online evaluations of student progress
  • Saturday morning availability a plus

Location: 1544 Hamilton Street, Allentown, PA 18102

Position Type: Part-time, employee

Salary Level: Varies by experience

Approximate Hours Per Week: Based on student demand and availability

Work Authorization: US Citizen, Permanent Resident

Desired Skills: Proficiency in cello, double bass, and other string instruments, ability to work flexibly and independently with a diverse student base

Degree Level: Bachelor’s degree in music education, music performance, or related field

Required languages: English is required, Spanish is a plus

Requested Document Notes: Due to regular contact with children under 18, CMS requires all faculty and staff to maintain current PA Education or PA Dept of Human Services & Child Welfare clearances and complete regular mandated reporter training. If available, please include copies of your clearances with your application: Child Abuse History Clearance (CY113), Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Checks for Employment (SPA-164), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Fingerprinting (Service Name: Employee >=14 Years Contact w/ Children. More information on clearances can be obtained online here: http://keepkidssafe.pa.gov/resources/clearances/index.htm

Piano Teacher & Accompanist (Part-time)

If you are a music education professional and believe in providing the opportunity and inspiration for anyone in our diverse community to achieve excellence in music education and appreciate the transformative power of music, then we would love to talk with you.

Community Music School is seeking an experienced piano teacher to provide private piano lessons, both online and in-person, to students of all ages and abilities, and provide piano accompaniment for student recitals.

Please send your resume and a cover letter describing your explaining your education and experience in relation to the position, your availability, and why you are interested in joining our team at Community Music School. Learn more about Community Music School at https://cmslv.org/about/employment/.

The specific job responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Provide quality music instruction on a given instrument in a positive and professional learning environment
  • Develop and implement an individualized curriculum to motivate students to succeed, encourage positive habits, and develop well-rounded musicians
  • Work at a variety of levels teaching different musical skills to individuals or groups of all ages
  • Teach instrumental techniques, scales, sight-reading, music theory, and self-expression through music
  • Prepare students for music evaluations, auditions, and recitals
  • Attend regular faculty meetings and maintain clear communications with students, parents, and administration via phone, email, and online scheduling and billing system
  • Complete regular online evaluations of student progress
  • Piano teachers must also be able to accompany students of other instruments for recitals
  • Saturday morning availability a plus

Location: 1544 Hamilton Street, Allentown, PA 18102

Position Type: Part time, employee

Salary Level: Varies by experience

Approximate Hours Per Week: Based on student demand and availability

Work Authorization: US Citizen, Permanent Resident

Desired Skills: Proficiency in piano pedagogy and piano accompaniment, ability to work flexibly and independently with a diverse student base

Degree Level: Bachelor’s degree in music education, music performance, or related field

Required languages: English is required, Spanish is a plus

Requested Document Notes: Due to regular contact with children under 18, CMS requires all faculty and staff to maintain current PA Education or PA Dept of Human Services & Child Welfare clearances and complete regular mandated reporter training. If available, please include copies of your clearances with your application: Child Abuse History Clearance (CY113), Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Checks for Employment (SPA-164), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Fingerprinting (Service Name: Employee >=14 Years Contact w/ Children. More information on clearances can be obtained online here: http://keepkidssafe.pa.gov/resources/clearances/index.htm

COVID-19 considerations:
Until it is safe to reopen the building, all music lessons and recitals are being held virtually. Entrance to the building is by appointment only and masks are required.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

ANNUAL BRUNCH COMMITTEE

Help plan our biggest fundraising event of the year.

JOIN THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Join a diverse group of local professionals and community leaders.

MUSICAL INSTRUMENT PETTING ZOO

Help others try out a variety of instruments at community events.

RECITAL HOSPITALITY

Prepare refreshments for recital receptions and assist with clean-up.

PHOTO & VIDEO RECORDING

Capture our talented students and faculty as they perform.

OFFICE SPECIAL PROJECTS

Help with behind-the-scene tasks as-needed.