PER SESSION VACANCY CIRCULAR (VC) NOTICE # 84: Teacher (Accompanist, MS Arts Audition Boot Camp) - OASP

  • Posted Date: May 20, 2019 Deadline: Mar 1, 2020

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Teachers/Piano Accompanist & Drum Accompanist

Teacher for Middle School Arts Audition Boot Camp – teacher/piano accompanist (2 positions) for middle or high school vocal music and teacher/drum accompanist (2 positions) for middle school or high school dance

Approximately 4 positions


Planning at NYCDOE location – 52 Chambers Street, Manhattan, NY 10007 and/or Lincoln Center Education – 165 West 65 Street, NYC

Student auditions located and Julia Richman Education Complex – 317 East 67 Street, Manhattan, NY 10065

Summer program at Lincoln Center Education – 165 West 65 Street, Manhattan, NY 10023


Appointed New York City Department of Education certified teacher of vocal music, instrumental music. Teacher presently working at Middle School or High School level preferred


Three or more years of satisfactory experience teaching/accompanying intermediate or advanced level courses to middle school and/or high school students in vocal music and instrumental music.

Experience preparing middle school students for entry into specialized high schools in the arts.

Familiarity with appropriate arts techniques, approaches and curriculum development aligned with the Blueprint for Teaching and Learning in the Arts Grades PreK-12.

Able to teach collaboratively with teacher colleagues and teaching artists.

Capable of involving and directing students in studio-specific activities.

Demonstrated strong leadership qualities, writing skills and ability to communicate creative ideas.

Knowledge of contemporary arts language and practice, and repertoire.

History of creative approaches to curriculum development/implementation

Note: Applicants for per session employment who are not employed in the Department of Education’s regular school program or adult education program shall be considered for selection only if no qualified day school teacher or adult education employee is available.


Accompany on the piano or drums for a two-week summer arts program preparing middle school students for high school auditions in vocal music and dance. Collaborate with the NYC cultural community to extend learning in and beyond the classroom; Assume responsibility for all students in discipline-specific classes. Must attend student auditions on Saturday and Sunday in May. Must attend two follow-up Saturday & Sunday sessions to be scheduled for Fall 2020


March 2020 – November 2020

March 2020 – July 2020: Up to but not limited to approximately 14 hours for staff meetings and planning

May 2020 audition dates (Saturday & Sunday, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM): Hours up to but not limited to approximately 14 hours for student auditions

August 2020 (Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM): Up to but not limited to approximately 6 hours per day for 10 days of camp

Fall 2020 (Saturday & Sunday 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM): Hours up to but not limited to approximately 14 hours for student follow up up weekend

Extended days and additional evening hours and weekend hours may be scheduled leading up to and following the program

Up to approximately 95 hours per position. Additional hours granted upon the approval of the hiring manager

Note: As program is subject to funding, all dates, times, and hours to be confirmed


Per Session rates as per the UFT Collective Bargaining Agreement. Contingent Upon Funding Availability. (UFT or relevantUnion/Organization).


Send application: OP 175, copy of resume, copy of NYCDOE license and cover letter by March 2, 2020 to the following address or email

Darleen Garner

NYCDOE Office of Arts & Special Projects

4360 Broadway – 4th Floor

New York, NY 10033

ATT: MS Arts Boot Camp



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