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Employment Opportunities

Ensemble Faculty and Staff Positions

Lead Instructor - Early Childhood Music (Non-Exempt - Hourly) Reports toCoordinator, Suzuki and Music Development Department Music Development Work Location 4401 Trail Lake Dr., Fort Worth, TX 76109 (Non-remote) Work HoursVaries Supervisory dutiesNone Requirements Undergraduate degree in Music Education or Performance Prefer: Graduate degree in Music Education or Performance Driver's license and reliable transportation Prior early childhood music teaching experience Ability to motivate students toward musical excellence Must be 18 years of age or older Must pass a background check Must be able to lift 25 lbs Job Overview The Fort Worth Youth Orchestra is seeking an energetic early childhood music teacher to instruct and lead our Early Childhood Music (ECM) program in the Music Ed Development Division. The ECM Program offers early childhood music classes to kids aged 3-6 at Orchestra Hall. Anticipated fall enrollment is one 45-minute class per week, but is expected to expand and contract in commitment as enrollment dictates. The ideal candidate will have extensive experience teaching early childhood music and will be prepared to help grow the program through outreach and collaborating with our grant/fundraising team and external partners. Should the program grow beyond the ability of a single individual, the position may include supervisory responsibilities. Essential Duties Instructional Instruct early childhood music classes as needed. Maintain a clean shared space. Responsible for assisting in managing student population and ensuring compliance with the Student Handbook, Code of Conduct, and FWYO policies. Managerial Build out class schedules and ensuring the Music Development Coordinator has all materials to launch semester enrollment when requested. Lead marketing and outreach efforts to grow student enrollment Track enrollment of students Collaborate with the administration to track paid-student accounts Assist development department with ECM-related grant applications and funding proposals Collaborate with Music Development Coordinator and Executive Director to develop new class types and teaching opportunities. Interpersonal Developing and maintaining positive working relationships with students, parents, public, directors, and conductors Log hours in online portal in a timely manner Check and respond to communications from FWYO staff and parents via email, call, and text in a timely manner Occasional assistance with stage setup/tear down or mobile operations Other duties as assigned Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Knowledge of Early Childhood Music General knowledge of curriculum and instruction Ability to instruct students and manage their behavior Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills Familiarity with Google for Work Access to an internet connection and/or computer to log hours and check emails Excellent communication skills Ability to lift 25 lbs Physically able to assist with transport of equipment as needed EEOC Fort Worth Youth Orchestra is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides fair and equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other protected status prohibited under Federal, State, or local laws. All employment decisions are based on valid job-related requirements

FWYO Suzuki

Suzuki trained instructors interested in joining the FWYO Suzuki faculty may reach out to Patty Purcell, FWYO Suzuki Coodinator, at Faculty are considered part-time employees who build their own studios with the assistance of staff and join together for group class weekly. There are currently openings for Piano and non-string instrument Suzuki instructors. Others will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Private Lesson Instructors

Interested in teaching lessons at Orchestra Hall? The FWYO is able to provide instructors a shared studio space (some with pianos and orchestral percussion equipment), a waiting area, copy room, and access to FWYO facilities and equipment for recitals. For rates and information, please contact us at

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