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Teaching Artist -- Clarinet and Flute

Play On, Philly!

General Expectations

  • Ensure that POP’s philosophy and mission are practiced consistently throughout the program.
  • Embrace a flexible working schedule and environment to deliver a proactive program that is constantly developing to meet the needs of the children and greater community.
  • Accept a student-focused philosophy that values student engagement with music as part of an educational program.
  • Remain open to observations, self-evaluation, and the learning process.
  • Work collaboratively with a team of teaching artists and colleagues.
  • Exhibit confidence, energy, courage and flexibility and an overall positive attitude.
  • Cooperate with any recording, filming, and documenting of the program.


  • Provide musical instruction that follows POP’s learning standards.
  • Submit weekly lesson plans under the guidelines provided.
  • Attend family meetings and communicate with family members as needed.
  • Supervise children on breaks, during snack, and during any non-teaching time.
  • Record student attendance daily.
  • Attend required concerts, meetings, events and professional development sessions.Assist with the implementation of systems, procedures, standards, and evaluations for students’ progress.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Site Director, not requiring materially different skills or competencies.


  • Strong commitment to POP’s philosophy of social change through music.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Music or Music Education strongly preferred. Advanced degree in Music or Music Education a plus.
  • Demonstrated ability to create, support, and maintain a structured classroom.
  • Experience teaching in group settings.
  • Strong knowledge of music pedagogy.
  • Experience working with children from diverse ethnic and economic backgrounds; experience working in underserved communities.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to work effectively with a wide range of personalities and constituencies in a diverse environment.