MISSION STATEMENT: The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.
Under the direction of the Program Director, the brass instructor will give instruction to students of all ages and ability levels of brass. Design instructional programs, prepare lesson plans and instructional materials, present subject matter demonstrating proper techniques, and perform class management tasks.
1. Regular attendance at work is an essential function of the position. Attendance is mandatory for all dress-rehearsals, recitals, and concerts at The Salvation Army in regards to the Academy of Performance Arts.
2. Perform and showcase music instructor skill level as a way of recruiting new students in the program through school assemblies, concerts, and recitals as scheduled.
3. Provide music classes for children pre-K through High School as well as adults. The participants will develop skills after time as a result of the program.
4. Provide supervision for the children in the program and enforce all rules and fair discipline among program participants. Report any accidents/incidents to the coordinator and complete the proper forms
5. Must be willing to gain an understanding of Salvation Army music and other programs.
6. Document participant attendance, prepare lesson plan with prescribed curriculum, and prepare M.A.P. (Music Arts Proficiency) file for participant.
7. Responsible for the set up and take down of musical equipment used for classes, recitals, and concerts.
8. Positively interact with volunteers and visitors, and communicate effectively with students, parents, and staff members.
9. Encourage participants to participate in school music, attend summer camps and monthly music days provided by The Salvation Army of the Heartland Division and USA Central Territory.
10. May teach in additional music fields based on experience and proficiency.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
A minimum of 1 year music teaching (BRASS INSTRUMENTS) experience working with children/adults. High School diploma or GED equivalent is required. Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in music preferred, or extensive experience teaching music. An advanced degree or training is desired however combination of High School diploma or its equivalent and teaching experience will be considered.
• A personal knowledge of music, including performance, education and theory.
• Good communication and interpersonal skills.
• Strong leadership and organizational skills.
• A valid driver’s license and the ability to pass the MVR check.
• Must be a team player, self -starter, and follow through with assignments until completion.
• A positive attitude and the ability to be flexible in light of changing job situations/priorities.
• A strong commitment to support and promote the mission of The Salvation Army.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Must be able to remain active in supervising youth. Must be able to lift 10-20 pounds. Must be mentally prepared to deal with the challenges elementary and Middles school kids present.
• The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• Ability to sit, walk, stand, bend, squat, climb, kneel and twist on an intermittent or continuous basis.
• Ability to grasp, push, pull objects such as files, boxes, tables, food carriers, etc.
• Ability to work indoor and outdoor in all seasons.