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Faculty - 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 Pay$45-55/teaching hour, plus $200 stipend per semester 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

Development Manager (Full-Time - Exempt) Reports to Executive Director Department Administration Work Location 4401 Trail Lake Dr., Fort Worth, TX 76109 (Hybrid) Hours Negotiable core office hours with 2-3 days a week WFH and occasional events Compensation $50,000-$60,000 Supervisory duties None Requirements Undergraduate degree Masters preferred Preferred major: Communications or management Driver's license and reliable transportation Must be 18 years of age or older Must pass a background check Must be able to lift 25 lbs Job Overview The FWYO is seeking to expand our small development team with a development manager over annual fund and development communications. This position is an essential member of the development team and will be responsible for managing all aspects of the FWYO Annual Giving Program. The Development Manager plays an active role in the identification, cultivation, solicitation and recognition of individual donors and will be responsible to meet budget goals. The FWYO offers a generous working calendar with holiday breaks and paid time off. This position will also be hybrid, allowing for several days a week WFH in addition to some on-site core hours. While the FWYO does not currently have a health care plan, reimbursement for healthcare premiums is negotiable and the FWYO is seeking to launch a matching retirement plan for full-time employees in the coming year. The FWYO will also cover reasonable fees for professional development. As a non-profit, employees at the FWYO are also eligible for the federal Public-Service Loan Forgiveness program. Interested candidates should submit an application with a resume and optional cover letter. We would also like to see an example of an email or letter appeal you have created in the past. Essential Duties Assists development department on cyclical campaigns by contributing digital and print content for North Texas Giving Day, End of Year, Giving Tuesday, Spring Campaign, event invitations, letters and other fundraising efforts. Meeting contribution goals. Design, implementation and growth of all annual Direct Public Support campaigns including online, direct mail and newsletter. Administrative support of major gift fundraising Utilize direct response communication and fundraising tools (direct mail, email, website) to inform, engage, connect and solicit current, lapsed and prospective donors. Monitor, report and analyze outcomes. Maintain an active level of written and digital correspondence with all donors. Working with the grants manager and Executive Director, maintain and cultivate individual donor records in the donor database. Coordinate department-wide stewardship efforts of current donors to retain and encourage repeat and increased giving year-over-year. Prepare and execute stewardship mailings Assist with print programs for performances, including 4-6 major concert programs and other small leaflet programs for various performances Assists with creating quarterly FWYO Beat stewardship newsletter with occasional article contribution. Collaborates on managing social media pages Collaborating with the Executive Director on an annual report and other special projects Occasional press release creation, website updates, and press management Occasional assistance with front-of-house and managing donor events Adhering to brand standards and ensuring a unified FWYO brand to the public Other duties as assigned Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Fundraising experience Experience with adhering to brand guidelines Independent work ethic with the ability to self-manage time, coordinate efforts internally, and work with competing deadlines Comfort with managing large files Excellent english writing skills (plus for spanish speaking and writing as well) Familiarity with Google for Work Excellent communication skills Ability to lift 25 lbs 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 patty.purcell@fwyo.org. 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 info@fwyo.org

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