Camino Nuevo Charter Academy

  • Part-time Violin Teaching Artist at Camino Nuevo

    Location US-CA-Los Angeles
    Posted Date 1 week ago(7/10/2018 5:44 PM)
    Job ID
    2018-1926
    # Positions
    1
    Category
    Teacher - Elementary
  • Overview

    Part-time Violin Teaching Artist at Camino Nuevo

     

    About Us

    Camino Nuevo Charter Academy (CNCA) is a network of charter schools serving students across the PK-Post Secondary continuum in the Greater MacArthur Park neighborhood of Los Angeles. Pueblo Nuevo Education Development Group (PN-EDG) is CNCA’s resource development and capacity building arm.   PN-EDG invests in young people to foster personal transformation and generational social change. PN-EDG staff support and build capacity for CNCA schools in achieving their vision. The organizations are grounded in the beliefs that public education is a civil right and all students deserve an excellent education that will prepare them for success in life. At CNCA/PN-EDG, we recognize that lower income and immigrant communities often face institutional and cultural barriers that create impediments to students’ success, and that an excellent education must eliminate these barriers. We integrate a strong focus on progressive, research-based academics with a holistic, place-based approach to serving our students. Since opening its doors in 2001, CNCA has grown to 8 schools and nearly 3,500 students. Our goal is that by 2022, 2,000 CNCA graduates will be equipped with the skills, knowledge, and worldview necessary to be literate, critical thinkers and independent problem solvers. As a result of this success, 90% will have been accepted to, 80% will have attended and 60% will have graduated from a 4-year college within 6 years.

    Responsibilities

    The Opportunity

     

    Youth Orchestra LA (YOLA) is the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s initiative to establish youth orchestras in underserved communities throughout Los Angeles, with YOLA at Camino Nuevo marking YOLA’s fourth youth orchestra endeavor. Through YOLA, the LA Phil and its community partners provide free instruments, intensive music training, and academic support to students from underserved neighborhoods, empowering them to become vital citizens, leaders, and agents of change. As a member of the Camino Nuevo Charter Academy team, reporting directly to the Kayne Siart campus Principal, the Violin Teaching artist will be responsible for beginning and intermediate violin instruction, ensure the highest quality learning experience for students, create curriculum, pedagogy, and lesson plans in collaboration with other YOLA music faculty, and support each child holistically. The Teaching Artists will support the YOLA philosophy and community, and help facilitate community and family involvement.

     

    Essential functions: As a YOLA Teaching Artist at Camino Nuevo, faculty member responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

    • Collaborating with YOLA at Camino Nuevo faculty to create a shared curriculum and culture inspired by the ideals and philosophies of El Sistema
    • Instructing beginning and intermediate violinists in elementary and middle aged students
    • Assisting with full orchestra rehearsals, playing in the section, collaborating with the YOLA Conductor
    • Communicating and working with YOLA at Camino Nuevo with teachers and parents to understand each child holistically
    • Attending music pedagogy and tutoring professional development sessions
    • Preparing and communicating with music teachers, YOLA Conductor, Program Director, and LA Philharmonic Staff.
    • Developing and executing daily lesson plans
    • Developing a pacing plan for beginner and intermediate level students

    Qualifications

    Qualifications:

    • Strong commitment to El Sistema’s philosophy
    • Demonstrated excellent musicianship and artistry as a teacher and performer
    • Four-year undergraduate degree required; post-graduate degree preferred, but not required
    • Strong knowledge of standard music pedagogy
    • Strong experience teaching beginning and intermediate violin
    • Strong knowledge of violin repertoire, curriculum, and pedagogy
    • Experience working with children from diverse ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds; experience working in underserved communities
    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
    • Ability to be a motivational mentor and role model for students, parents and peers as an artist, teacher and citizen
    • Ability to work under frequent observation
    • Strong collaborative skills
    • Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred, but not required.

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