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Position: Part-Time Music Teacher for 3rd grade students
Young Audiences of Massachusetts invites you to join our vibrant roster of 13 teaching artists who are part of the weekly Friday Arts residency, developed in partnership with the Gardner Pilot Academy in Allston, MA.

Program: Friday Arts, yearlong weekly school arts residency. Friday Arts is an established 12-year residency program at Gardner Pilot Academy during which the entire student body participates in art-making (music, dance, theater, visual arts, storytelling) every Friday morning.

Location: Gardner Pilot Academy, Allston, MA (K-8, Title 1, Boston Public School)

Schedule 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM every Friday morning (35 sessions) between September 6 - June 12 (excluding Boston Public School holidays); plus an artist orientation the morning of September 4.

Job Description: The Friday Arts music teacher will teach one cycle for each of GPA's two 3rd grade classrooms during the school year. One cycle of 17 weeks and one cycle of 18 weeks. We are seeking an experienced music teacher whose curriculum will engage students in general music instruction that includes singing, movement, improvising, music listening as well as basic music theory, working towards a culminating presentation that showcases student learning. All Friday teaching artists work closely with YAMA's Program Director to create a comprehensive classroom experience for students. This opportunity has the potential to be a multi-year position.


  • At least two years of experience teaching lower elementary general music in an urban school environment with a diverse student population
  • Ability to teach in inclusive classrooms and employ inclusive teaching strategies
  • Strong command of responsive classroom management skills
  • Previous experience in leading young children singing ensembleAbility to teach diverse repertoire of songs
  • Bi-lingual preferred (Spanish)
  • Bachelor’s degree at a minimum. Formal music education degree is not required if experience supports qualifications
  • Ability to develop weekly lesson plans/curriculum
  • Energetic, reliable, independent, and flexible, with good communication skills

Salary: Commensurate with experience. 

Application Insturctions:  Please email a cover letter detailing your interest in this position, along with a Bio and resume showing relevant experience to: Gail Zarren, Young Audiences, Program Director, Expanded Arts Access


If you are interested in arts administration and would like to explore opportunities for project work with Young Audiences, please send resume and cover letter to Julie McConchie at
Past intern projects have included research and data management, website and event assistance.

Final project/ field internships are available during the school year for Graduate Students in Education.

Apply to become a YAMA  Artist

Young Audiences of Massachusetts reviews applications for teaching artists and assembly programs on a rolling basis. Applications must be received by February 15th to be considered for the upcoming school year. 

Application Basics

  • Applicants who apply both as a teaching artist and a performing artist should complete a separate application for each program offering.
  • All artists must be available a minimum of two weekdays each week.
  • Artist fees are competitive with industry rates.

To apply, applicants must submit:

1.    2018-19 Application Packet

2.     Resume or CV

3.     Background and program information used in the development of educational materials

The review panel appraises each application based on:

  • Artistic quality
  • Educational Content
  • Supporting materials
  • Personal interview/audition
  • Applicant’s available time for professional development and site assignments
  • Young Audiences’ need/interest in the artistic discipline or performance

Download Application Packet

Applicants who look like a strong match for our roster will be asked to provide us with an opportunity to preview their program for a student audience.