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Elementary Strings Coach | Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras

POSITIONChicago Youth Symphony Orchestras (CYSO) announces an immediate opening for a String Sectional Coach to work with the CYSO @ CPS program at Gallistel Elementary.DESCRIPTIONNow in its second year, the CYSO @ Gallistel String Sectional Program provides middle school-aged student musicians with an opportunity to focus on instrument-specific skills in a small group setting. The program includes weekly pull-out sectionals for 6th grade beginning string students. The String Sectional Coach will provide instruction in instrument-specific technique, intonation, rhythm, tone quality, and musical interpretation.The coach will work closely with CYSO’s Community Engagement Coordinator and Gallistel Elementary’s full-time music teacher and consult with both regarding student progress. The coach must be an expert in string technique and must effectively share that expertise with beginning musicians. The String Sectional Coach is expected to be present at all regularly scheduled sectionals. The CYSO @ Gallistel sectional program meets for approximately 37 weeks during the school day from September through June.QUALIFICATIONS● Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education or equivalent experience required● Orchestra training and performance experience required● Related teaching and coaching experiences required● Must have the ability to communicate easily and effectively with youth and families; excellent interpersonal skills; and ability to create a supportive learning environment● Bilingual English/Spanish preferred● Must be willing to complete CPS background checkSTART DATE & COMPENSATIONSeptember 2021$51/hour taughtAPPLICATION PROCEDUREPlease send a cover letter, résumé, and list of three references to Karen Mari, Community & Family Engagement Coordinator, at No phone calls, please.Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras’ dedication to equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) is inseparable from our commitment to musical excellence. We value the unique role and contribution of every member of our team and recognize the importance of a staff that reflects the experience and background of our students in order to equip them to excel as the next generation of leaders. CYSO staff regularly participate in antiracism, anti-bias, and other EDI training and actively seek candidates for all artistic and administrative roles who are equipped and committed to furthering this work.CYSO is an equal opportunity employer..

Job Type: Freelance/Contract/Temp
Location: Chicago, East Side