Join our dedicated team of artists, educators and nonprofit professionals. Easy Bay Center for Performing Arts is an equal opportunity employer.
Under the direction of the Director of School and Neighborhood Partnership (DSNP), the Program Coordinator is an artist, experienced educator, and an effective problem solver. Your concrete, direct, and personalized instruction helps teaching artists become more effective communicators of their passion. Likewise, you will navigate master schedules and coordinate school performances. You bring a multicultural, trauma-informed perspective to an organization built on self-agency and justice through arts education.
Under the direction of the Director of Student Development and Training, EBCPA’s Teaching Artists are responsible for creating and delivering engaging, age appropriate, and culturally relevant art classes to children and youth in Richmond, CA – bringing music, dance, and theater education in places where it would not otherwise exist. Teaching Artists work either at the Center’s main site in Richmond and/or at one of our nearby partnering schools or community centers. Our Teaching Artists possess expertise in a particular art form or instrument and are committed to offering high-quality, socially-emotional oriented arts education. Teaching Artists are passionate about working in under-resourced neighborhoods and schools, enjoy working with young people, have strong classroom management skills, and are reliable, patient, flexible, independent, and punctual.
The Music Coordinator is responsible for ensuring high quality music programming for East Bay Center through supporting the Associate Director: Student Development & Training and the Director of School Partnerships, directly supervising teaching artists, and managing Private Lesson relationships and curriculum in the Center’s music education programs.
The Music Coordinator will be one of the first points of contact for prospective students and students and families enrolled in music classes, including private lessons. They will play a key role in the day-to-day operations of programmatic activities and support the Main Site Department to ensure that program operations are run efficiently and smoothly. The Musi Coordinator will also oversee Private Lessons, and assist as needed in scheduling group classes and coordinating the Young Artist Diploma Program (YADP).
East Bay Center for the Performing Arts is currently seeking enthusiastic, skilled, and creative music teachers to join the School Partnerships faculty for the end of the 2023 academic year. The Center partners with the West Contra Costa Unified School District to serve under-resourced elementary schools in Richmond by bringing music education into classrooms where it otherwise would not exist. We provide music programs that incorporate developmentally-appropriate instruction on singing, rhythm, beat, tempo, movement, improvisation, and the playing of pitched and unpitched percussion instruments. We encourage and support teaching artists to incorporate local and global music into their teaching to connect students to their community and the world. Our music teaching artists possess expertise in a particular area, instrument, or style of music, and are committed to offering high-quality, trauma-informed arts education. Ideal candidates are musicians with a strong teaching background who are passionate about working in under-resourced schools, enjoy working with large and small groups of students, have strong classroom management skills, and are patient, dynamic, flexible, independent, and punctual.