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Program Coordinator
Full-time

Position Summary:
This full-time position provides an opportunity for an outgoing, detail oriented individual to play a key role in Massachusetts' only statewide youth arts learning organization. Part of the growing program team, the Program Coordinator works with 200+ arts enrichment coordinators annually to schedule PreK–12 arts learning programs in schools, libraries, museums, and camps, handling all activities related to scheduling and contracting YAMA arts learning programs at those venues.

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How To Apply:
Please send your Resume, Cover letter, Salary Requirement, and Three References to:
Julie McConchie, Executive Director at jfmcconchie@yamass.org
No phone calls, please. Thank you.


Teaching Artist Positions


Music Teacher PreK- K
Part-time

Young Audiences of Massachusetts (YAMA) invites you to join our vibrant roster of experienced music teaching artists in our Expanding Horizons Through Music (EHTM) residency preschool program.

Expanding Horizons Through Music Program (EHTM)
Young Audiences' EHTM residency program is designed to integrate music with the learning of early literacy and social-emotional skills to assist in reducing the achievement gaps often experienced by preschool children (2.9-5 years old) from socio-economically disadvantaged families with a wide range of challenges and/or limited English language proficiency.

The program's objectives are to provide diverse and culturally responsive music sessions that engage children in the joy of singing, moving, and playing instruments, and that foster self- regulation, socialization, and pre-reading skills such as phonetics, sequencing, sound and letter recognition, rhythms and rhyming, clapping beats of music and words (syllables), tempo, dynamics, and patterns.

Job Description
The EHTM's preschool music residency school sites that are currently available are located in Boston, Cambridge, and Lynn. Residencies can vary in length from 8–24 weeks each, during the school year, September–June.

NOTE: Music sessions will be delivered on-site at the school, unless the school institutes remote learning due to Covid, at which time delivery of music sessions will continue remotely. These job positions have the potential to become a yearly position.

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How to Apply:
Please send: Cover Letter, Resume, Sample Lesson Plan, and Three References to:
Gail Zarren, Program Director, Expanded Arts Access and Healing Arts for Kids at GZarren@yamass.org
No phone calls, please. Thank you.


Vocal Music Teaching Artist (Grade 2)
Part-Time

Expanded Arts Access
Young Audiences of Massachusetts (YAMA) invites you to join our vibrant roster of experienced teaching artists in our Expanded Arts Access program that brings accessible and inspiring arts learning opportunities to young people at schools that lack day-time arts instructors. YAMA staff works closely with site-partners to develop or adapt programming that meets the unique needs of each student population.

In our music residencies, the objectives are to provide diverse and culturally responsive sessions that engage children in the joy of singing, moving, and playing instruments, and that foster self- regulation, socialization, clapping beats, tempo, dynamics, and patterns.

Job Description
We are seeking an experienced music teacher whose curriculum will engage students in general music instruction that includes skill building in singing, movement, improvising, music listening as well as basic music theory, working towards a culminating presentation at the end of each cycle that showcases student learning. We are seeking a music teaching artist with a specialization in vocal music to lead a weekly morning class with a Grade 2 classroom.

The music residency school site currently available is located in Allson at the Gardner Pilot Academy (GPA), 30 Athol St, Allston, MA 02134 and is part of the Year-Long GPA Friday Arts program, where over 15 artists teach classes in every classroom in the school, grades Pre-K to grade 8, September–June.

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How to Apply:
Please send: Cover letter, Resume, Sample Lesson Plan, and Two References to:
Brenda Huggins, School Partnership Manager, email: BHuggins@yamass.org
No phone calls, please. Thank you.


Theater Teaching Artist (Grades K, 3 or 5-8)
Part-Time

Expanded Arts Access
Young Audiences of Massachusetts (YAMA) invites you to join our vibrant roster of experienced teaching artists in our Expanded Arts Access program that brings accessible and inspiring arts learning opportunities to young people at schools that lack day-time arts instructors. YAMA staff works closely with site-partners to develop or adapt programming that meets the unique needs of each student population.

Job Description
Friday Arts theater teachers will teach weekly classes on Friday mornings, culminating in a learning showcase event at the end of each semester. Many of the participants will not have had theater experience previously. We are seeking an experienced theater teacher whose curriculum will engage students in learning basic theater skills and in improv games, character development, ensemble building, and creating a short theater or storytelling piece that they will present at the Friday Arts showcase of student learning at the end of each cycle. This opportunity has the potential to be a multi-year position. All Friday teaching artists work closely with YAMA's School Partnership Manager to create a comprehensive classroom experience for students. Positions available in either grades K, 3, or 5-8 classrooms.

The theater residency school site currently available is located in Allson at the Gardner Pilot Academy (GPA), 30 Athol St, Allston, MA 02134 and is part of the Year-Long GPA Friday Arts program, where over 15 artists teach classes in every classroom in the school, grades Pre-K to grade 8, September–June.

Click here for more info about the Theater Teaching Artist (Grades K, 3 or 5-8) position

How to Apply:
Please send: Cover letter, Resume, Sample Lesson Plan, and Two References to:
Brenda Huggins, School Partnership Manager, email: BHuggins@yamass.org
No phone calls, please. Thank you.


Join Our Roster

If you are interested in becoming a Young Audiences of Massachusetts roster artist, please take a look at our artist application.


Young Audiences of MA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to building a diverse, inclusive staff.