Job Vacancy at Umoja Music School in Tanzania 2013
Umoja Music School is seeking candidates for our Piano/Voice Teaching Fellowship. Applicants must have a background in music performance (piano and/or voice) or education and if possible Suzuki pedagogy training.
The ideal candidate will have:
i) Most importantly: a sense of adventure and ability to be flexible in life and in work
ii) A strong work ethic and the ability to work well in a team, take initiative, and be creative and innovative
ii) Minimum of a Bachelors’ Degree in or with a focus on music performance or music education
iii) Registered Suzuki teacher training
iv) Experience as a piano and/or voice teacher working with a variety of levels and ages in group and individual settings
v) Basic administrative skills (i.e. scheduling, organizing events)
vi) Strong leadership, management, and organizational skills
vii) Strong English language skills, both oral and written
viii) Added bonus: prior experience living abroad, especially in a developing country
Key responsibilities will include:
i) Reporting to and working in collaboration with the Executive Director of Umoja Music School (and Umoja Arts Project, the U.S. based non-profit)
ii) Teaching a minimum of 20 hours per week paid and at least 2 hours of paid outreach work with our community program
iii) Helping with performances and other events that happen at Umoja regularly
iv) Collaborating with the other members of the Umoja teaching staff as a creative ensemble and creative learning team to develop innovative ways of working together as peers and with the students
Location: Arusha, Tanzania
Dates: Ten month contract minimum to begin in August and end the following June each year. Extensions possible based on performance.
How to apply
To apply (or for additional information) please send a cover letter and CV/resume to email@example.com. All applicants will be asked to submit at least 3 letters of recommendation and prepare a 15 minute video of themselves teaching students at 3 different ages/levels to be posted to the web for viewing or to be mailed to Liza Barley, Umoja Arts Project, 57 Roma Road, Walthamstow, London E17 6HA, United Kingdom.