Employment Opportunity

About St. Peter’s Community Arts Academy:
St. Peter’s Community Arts Academy (SPCAA) is a vibrant institution that prioritizes inclusion, and dedicated to fostering creativity, nurturing talent, and building a sense of community through the arts. Our mission is to provide accessible and high-quality performing arts education to individuals of all ages and backgrounds. Through a diverse range of classes, workshops, and performances, we aim to inspire artistic expression, promote cultural appreciation, and enhance personal growth. At SPCAA, we believe that the arts have the power to transform lives and bring people together. Our commitment to excellence, inclusivity, and the belief that every individual has artistic potential drives us to create a welcoming and empowering environment where creativity can flourish, driving us to fulfill our mission “Arts for All!”

Below are the open positions for which we are taking applications. Positions have unique application instructions. Please read to the bottom of each job description. St. Peter’s Community Arts Academy is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from candidates of all backgrounds and experiences.

 

Employment Opportunity: Piano Faculty
Position: Full time Piano Faculty, September through June. 30-40 hours per week*.
(Summer, July and August, as determined for summer programming.)
Location: St. Peter’s Community Arts Academy, Geneva NY
Application materials due: June 15
Start Date: September 2024
Hourly Wage: $40 per hour
*Health care and retirement savings benefits are included and will be discussed with qualified candidates upon an interview.

Position Overview:
We are seeking a passionate and dedicated Piano instructor to join our faculty in the Piano Studio at St. Peter’s Community Arts Academy. We are looking for a candidate that wants to commit and make SPCAA a significant chapter of their professional trajectory. The ideal candidate will have a high degree of knowledge in piano pedagogy, professional experience teaching and/or providing access to performing arts, and be an experienced and knowledgeable pianist. Successful candidates will possess a strong commitment to teaching and mentoring students of varying ages and skill levels. This position involves teaching private piano lessons to elementary through adult age students, as well as leading ensemble, or group, piano classes for varying skill levels.

Responsibilities:
Conduct private piano lessons for students ranging from elementary age to adult learners.
Develop and implement personalized lesson plans tailored to each student’s skill level, goals, and musical preferences.
Deliver engaging and effective instruction that focuses on technique, musicality, theory, and performance.
Foster a positive and supportive learning environment that encourages students to strive for excellence and personal growth.
Lead ensemble, or group, classes fostering collaboration and musical interaction among students.
Stay current with teaching methodologies and pedagogical techniques, and innovative approaches for keyboard instruction.
Provide regular feedback and progress assessments to students and their parents/guardians.
Accompany other SPCAA studio group classes and recitals (i.e. violin, voice, Choirs etc.)
Collaborate with fellow instructors and contribute to the overall growth of the academy’s music and dance programming.
Participate in faculty meetings, and required NYS training.

Qualifications:
Master’s degree in Music with a focus in piano performance or pedagogy. A Master’s degree in Music Therapy is also attractive.
Demonstrated proficiency in piano performance across a range of genres and styles.
Previous teaching experience, particularly with students of varying ages and skill levels.
Strong understanding of keyboard pedagogy and a commitment to employing effective teaching techniques.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
Genuine interest in education and a dedication to nurturing students’ musical talents.
Professionalism, punctuality, and reliability in meeting teaching commitments.
Ability to collaborate effectively within a team of instructors and staff.

Application Instructions:
To apply for the position of Piano Faculty at St. Peter’s Community Arts Academy, please submit the following documents:
-A current CV/resume detailing your musical, teaching, and or therapy experience.
-A Letter of Interest outlining your teaching philosophy and approach to working with students of different ages and skill levels.
-Contact information for at least two professional references.

Please send your application materials to Troy Slocum, , and copy (cc) Kirsten Burrall,

 

Employment Opportunity: Dance Faculty
Position: Part-time dance faculty, September through June. Hours per week TBD.
(Summer, July and August, as determined for summer programming.)
Location: St. Peter’s Community Arts Academy, Geneva NY
Application materials due: now
Start Date: September 2024
Hourly Wage: TBD

The position overview is in draft.  Please check back frequently as we hope to post this position this summer (2024).

If you would like to inquire further, and/or present materials, please contact Alaina Olivieri, Head of The Ballet School, , and copy (cc) Kirsten Burrall,