WHIN is currently seeking a high performing Violin Teaching Artist who is ready to help grow a unique school community where compassion, kindness, and curiosity drive each and every day.


Specifically, a Violin Teaching Artist at WHIN is responsible for:

●      Fostering a love of making music in an ensemble setting

●      Modeling high-quality musicianship and citizenship within the WHIN community

●      Leading daily small group sectionals

●      Creating, submitting, and  implementing objective-driven lesson plans

●      Employing a variety of instructional strategies to meet the diverse needs of all learners

●      Holding all students to high musical, academic, and behavioral standards

●      Developing consistent and safe routines and procedures to ensure all students have access to safe, orderly, and fun rehearsals

●      Administering regular music assessments and using data to drive instruction

●      Maintaining inventory of instruments; performing small instrument repairs as necessary

●      Keeping an organized and tidy space conducive to music-making

●      Assisting with all aspects of bi-monthly concerts and weekly “informances”

●      Fully participating in weekly music departmental meetings, full-faculty professional development, and committee work

●      Collaborating with other music teachers andoom teachers to foster a music-infused curriculum across the school

●      Attending all  WHIN concerts, community performances, and departmental programming

●      Participating in school-wide tasks and responsibilities as needed

●      Developing and maintaining strong and professional relationships with WHIN families


Qualifications for the Teaching Artist positions are:

●      Minimum education level: BA/BM in music education or music performance (MA/MM preferred)

●      Experience teaching elementary music in an urban school setting

●      Advanced proficiency on violin, understanding of childhood music pedagogy, and a pleasant singing voice

●      The ability to accompany children on piano, guitar, and/or percussion

●      Demonstrated success raising achievement levels of all students

●      An unwavering belief that all students can achieve at a high level

●      The ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic, and exciting environment

●      The ability to commit regular hours to WHIN for a full academic year

●      A sense of humor


Advanced proficiency or experience in one or more of the following areas is strongly preferred

●      Bilingual (Spanish)

●      Experience in El Sistema-based music instruction

●      Active gigging musician

●      Dalcroze, Suzuki, Orff Schulwerk, Kodály, Gordon’s Music Learning Theory, and/or Praxialism

●      Responsive room, Love and Logic Student Management, and/or Restorative Justice


Compensation/Benefits: WHIN Music Community Charter School offers a competitive salary and benefits, fun and professional working environment, as well as ongoing PD opportunities.


EEO Policy: WHIN Music Community Charter School is an equal rights and opportunity agency and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, religion, ancestry, marital status, or any other legally protected identification in its activities, educational programs, or employment practices as required by Title VI, IX, and Section 504.