Young Audiences of Massachusetts

89 South Street, Suite 603
Boston, MA 02111

Date Posted:
July 30, 2018

Eastern Massachusetts



Music Teaching Artist (Grades 2 & 3)



Young Audiences of Massachusetts (YAMA) 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, weekly 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.

POSITION: Music Teacher for 2nd and 3rd grade students

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

SCHEDULE: 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM every Friday morning (37 sessions) between September 7 - June 15 (excluding Boston Public School holidays); plus an artist orientation on September 5th morning.


The Friday Arts music teacher will teach three 12-week cycles during the school year (two cycles with 2nd graders, one cycle with 3rd graders.) We are seeking an experienced music teacher whose curriculum will engage students in general music instruction that includes singing as well as musical storytelling, working towards a culminating presentation that showcases student learning. This opportunity has the potential to be a multi-year position. All Friday teaching artists work closely with YAMA's Program Director to create a comprehensive classroom experience for students.



  • 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
  • Ability 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 strong communication skills
How To Apply:

Please email a cover letter detailing your interest in this position, along with a bio/resume showing relevant experience to:

Gail Zarren, Program Director, Community Partnerships and Healing Arts for Kids


Young Audiences of Massachusetts
89 South Street, Suite 603
Boston, MA 02111

Apply by:
August 24, 2018
contact Program Director
About this Organization:

Young Audiences of Massachusetts (YAMA) is an arts education non-profit that brings the region’s best performing and teaching artists to schools, libraries, museums, community centers, hospitals, homeless shelters and other learning and healing centers throughout the Commonwealth.

Founded in1962, YAMA’s mission is to educate, inspire and empower the youth of Massachusetts through the arts. We believe that arts are an essential component of both formal education and youth development, and that every child, regardless of background, talents or special needs, deserves access to the rich educational opportunities inherent to arts learning.

We reach over 120,000 students each year with impactful arts learning through performances, hands-on workshops and in depth-artist residencies in dance, music, theater, storytelling, and visual arts.