Organization Overview: Music in Urban Schools Inspiring Change (MUSIC Inc.) is an El Sistema inspired program that has been offering tuition-free music instruction to Chicago underserved communities since 2011. We currently serve 175 students, ages 7- 14 at five school sites in Chicago’s west side communities. Our unique program works closely with families and classroom teachers to help musicians develop strong leadership skills and maintain academic standards. Our mission is to use music education to cultivate fundamental life skills such as self-expression, cooperative learning, self-discipline, creativity and leadership – all of which have been linked to improved social and academic outcomes.
Job Summary: MUSIC Inc. is seeking an experienced String Ensemble Director to inspire a new generation of musicians and leaders. The String Ensemble Director will be responsible for teaching and leading our after-school string ensemble on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Fridays from 3:30pm – 6:00pm located at KIPP Ascend Primary in North Lawndale and Academy of Global Citizenship in Archer Heights. Lesson planning time is expected each week and must be managed into your schedule outside of teaching obligations.