EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

North Carolina Arts in Action (NC AIA) teaching artists (including musician/accompanists) are highly trained professionals. NC AIA teaching artists are dancers, musicians and arts educators who have trained at the National Dance Institute (NDI) in New York City or in an NDI associate program. They are serious about the art of teaching excellence.

 

NC AIA is an associate of the National Dance Institute, the nationally recognized New York City based dance program that for over 40 years has been the model of excellence in integrating the arts into everyday learning. As an NDI associate, all teaching artists are accountable for upholding the standards set forth by NDI.

 

NC AIA programs are exhilarating, challenging, energetic, and engaging – and are unique in arts education. NC AIA is currently in schools in Durham, Orange, Chatham and Wake County Schools serving more than 1600 students primarily in fourth grade. All classes are led by a Lead Teacher/Choreographer, a Musician/Accompanist, and an Assistant Teacher. In classes and performances, NC AIA students gain confidence, focus, are challenged to develop healthy living habits, learn the benefits of collaboration and teamwork, critical thinking skills, the drive to achieve, and a desire to succeed.

 

Job Description for Musician/Accompanist

Title: Musician/Accompanist

Reports to: Music Director

 

Organization Mission: To provide curriculum-integrated dance residencies to children in elementary schools using live music and a proven teaching methodology to develop self-esteem, resilience, critical thinking and collaboration.

 

North Carolina Arts in Action is founded with the knowledge that the arts have a unique power to engage and motivate children to excellence. Our programs help children discover their potential by motivating them to believe in themselves, value artistic expression, and develop a personal standard of excellence.

 

The Musician/Accompanist is responsible for supporting the successful artistic outcomes of in school programs at assigned partner schools, using the NDI teaching techniques and pedagogy. The Musician is part of NC AIA’s teaching team and is one of the "faces" representing the organization in the community and beyond.

Primary Responsibilities

• Understand and can communicate the organization's vision, mission, strategy and objectives

• Participate in the planning of the teaching curriculum and communicate regularly with all staff and necessary school personnel at their assigned in-school programs

• Work in collaboration with Music, Artistic and Associate Artistic Directors to produce documents and teach themes and curricula using live music

• Provide musical accompaniment at assigned in-school residencies

• Assist in guiding and implementing on-line delivery of NC AIA programs as necessary using online school platforms

• Provide schedule updates or changes to supervisor and assist in the distribution of written materials for the in-school program and collect materials from teachers. 

• Participate in kick-off and year-end meetings with partner schools.

• Play in a high-energy musical style complimentary to the specific NDI teaching pedagogy, strategies and methodologies throughout the program

• Other duties as required

 

Working Conditions, Environment and Physical Requirements:

• Perform his or her functions in a variety of environments including schools, office, residency sites, and other locations

• Requires accompanying and performing during the school day, after school and on weekends

 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:

• Believes in the mission of the organization and is passionate about working with children

• Strives for excellence with a "Can Do" attitude

• Applies extensive experience

• Applies professional performance experience

• Participates in nurturing a team atmosphere

• Interacts well with people of diverse ages and backgrounds

• Works collaboratively with poise, grace, and humor in a high energy environment

• Demonstrates excellent verbal and written communication skills

• Is proficient in computer skills

• Presents a professional appearance and phone manner, always wears appropriate attire (NC AIA tee shirt during teaching and appropriate events)

 

Schedule:

• Beginning school year/ Fall

• Average 15 hours per week at $35/hour.

• Summer and limited weekend hours accompanying NC AIA out-of-school programs.

• Pay rate commensurate with experience.

 

If you are interested in this position, please send an email with your resume to info@ncartsinaction.org

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