Beginning Strings Specialist

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JOB DESCRIPTION

 

Title:               Beginning Strings Specialist

 

Location:        El Sistema Lehigh Valley at Roosevelt Elementary School

                        El Sistema Lehigh Valley at South Mountain Middle School

 

Reports to:     El Sistema Lehigh Valley Program Director

 

Hours:            Approximately 16 hours per week – 90 day probation period

 

Start Date:     August 2015

 

Inquiry:          Please send your resume and cover letter to

 


sevans@allentownsymphony.org

 

 

OR

 

 

Sheila Evans

23 North Sixth Street

Allentown, PA 18101


 

Interviews will be scheduled depending on

Interview committee & applicant availability

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MISSION

El Sistema Lehigh Valley, a program of the Allentown Symphony Association, brings underserved and special needs youth a free opportunity to develop life skills learned by participating in high-quality daily music instruction, large ensemble experience and performances, and academic tutoring within a safe and nurturing environment. Participants will develop discipline, the ability to set and achieve long-term goals, and a sense of social responsibility inside a community that cherishes creativity, imagination, and music. This will empower the Lehigh Valley community when their young artists, respective families, and community members come together to celebrate the achievement of their youths.

 

El Sistema Lehigh Valley (ESLV) is an initiative of the Allentown Symphony Association (ASA), supported by the Allentown School District, to provide access to exceptional instrumental and orchestral education in order to promote youth development. Central to ESLV is the ASA’s plan to build, with community partners, youth orchestras in underserved communities throughout the Lehigh Valley.


Essential Functions:

 

As an ESLV faculty member, responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

 

  • Collaborate with ESLV Program Director and team of Teaching Artists to create a shared curriculum, pedagogy, and culture inspired by the ideals of El Sistema
  • Teach string classes, group lessons, and/or sectionals
  • Team teach and operate ensembles with up to 120 children
  • Assist with full orchestra rehearsal of 80 children; tuning strings, playing in the section
  • Attend music pedagogy and professional development sessions
  • Prepare and communicate with teachers, program director, ASA staff, and parents
  • May be required to assist the ESLV Operations Manager with general operations, i.e., classroom setup and breakdown, parent communications, instrument maintenance, etc.

 

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated excellent musicianship and artistry as a teacher/performer
  • Four-year undergraduate degree or equivalent experience required; post-graduate degree or equivalent experience a plus
  • Demonstrated excellent musicianship and artistry as a teacher/performer
  • Strong commitment to El Sistema’s philosophy of social change through music and the missions of ESLV
  • Highly organized
  • Able to simultaneously manage, prioritize, and benchmarks multiple projects and deadlines
  • Strong knowledge of standard music pedagogy (Suzuki, etc.) with certification preferred
  • Experience teaching beginning strings
  • Experience leading and conducting ensembles
  • Strong knowledge of string repertoire, curriculum and pedagogy
  • Experience working with children from diverse ethnic and economic backgrounds; experience working in underserved communities
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community
  • Interest and ability to be a motivational mentor and role model for students, parents, and peers as an artist, teacher and citizen
  • Must have independent means of transportation
  • Must be able to work as a member of a team
  • Ability to work under frequent observation
  • Ability to arrange music a plus
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish a plus

 

 

An Equal Opportunity Employer

It is the policy of the Allentown Symphony Association to provide all persons with equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, disability, age or Veteran Status.  

 

 


        

Choir & General Music Instructor

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JOB DESCRIPTION

 

Title:               Choir & General Music Instructor

 

Location:        El Sistema Lehigh Valley at Roosevelt Elementary School

 

Reports to:     El Sistema Lehigh Valley Program Director

 

Hours:            Approximately 16 hours per week – 90 day probation period

 

Start Date:     August 2015

 

Inquiry:          Please send your resume and cover letter to

 


sevans@allentownsymphony.org

 

 

OR

 

 

Sheila Evans

23 North Sixth Street

Allentown, PA 18101


 

Interviews will be scheduled depending on

Interview committee & applicant availability

________________________________________________________________________

 

MISSION

El Sistema Lehigh Valley, a program of the Allentown Symphony Association, brings underserved and special needs youth a free opportunity to develop life skills learned by participating in high-quality daily music instruction, large ensemble experience and performances, and academic tutoring within a safe and nurturing environment. Participants will develop discipline, the ability to set and achieve long-term goals, and a sense of social responsibility inside a community that cherishes creativity, imagination, and music. This will empower the Lehigh Valley community when their young artists, respective families, and community members come together to celebrate the achievement of their youths.

 

El Sistema Lehigh Valley (ESLV) is an initiative of the Allentown Symphony Association (ASA), supported by the Allentown School District, to provide access to exceptional instrumental and orchestral education in order to promote youth development. Central to ESLV is the ASA’s plan to build, with community partners, youth orchestras in underserved communities throughout the Lehigh Valley.


Essential Functions:

 

As an ESLV faculty member, responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

 

  • Collaborate with ESLV Program Director and team of Teaching Artists to create a shared curriculum, pedagogy and culture inspired by the ideals of El Sistema
  • Teach music literacy classes
  • Conduct and lead a youth choir with up to 120 children
  • Team teach and operate ensembles with up to 120 children
  • Assist with full orchestra rehearsal of 120 children; tuning strings, sectionals
  • Attend music pedagogy and professional development sessions
  • Prepare and communicate with teachers, program director, ASA staff, and parents
  • May be required to assist the ESLV Operations Manager with general operations, i.e., classroom setup and breakdown, parent communications, instrument maintenance, etc.

 

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated excellent musicianship and artistry as a teacher/performer
  • Four-year undergraduate degree or equivalent experience required; post-graduate degree or equivalent experience a plus
  • Demonstrated excellent musicianship and artistry as a teacher/performer
  • Strong commitment to El Sistema’s philosophy of social change through music and the missions of ESLV
  • Highly organized
  • Able to simultaneously manage, prioritize, and benchmarks multiple projects and deadlines
  • Strong knowledge of standard music pedagogy (Orf, Kodaly, Dalcrose, etc.) with certification preferred
  • Experience teaching general music literacy
  • Experience leading and conducting choir or ensembles
  • Experience working with children from diverse ethnic and economic backgrounds; experience working in underserved communities
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community
  • Interest and ability to be a motivational mentor and role model for students, parents, and peers as an artist, teacher and citizen
  • Must have independent means of transportation
  • Must be able to work as a member of a team
  • Ability to work under frequent observation
  • Ability to arrange music a plus
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish a plus

 

 

 

An Equal Opportunity Employer

It is the policy of the Allentown Symphony Association to provide all persons with equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, disability, age or Veteran Status.

 

 


 

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INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES


 

Development Intern

ASA Student Intern

 

Development/ Fundraising

• Updating Master List – of local businesses and corporations

• Assist at special events or receptions

• Organize, update mailing lists for development

• Assist with follow up mailings, develop new contact information for potential sponsors

• Assist in the preparation of power point presentations

• Assist with donor follow-up, thank you letters, tracking, etc

• Assist with Annual Fund & Symphony Society mailings

• Track and maintain donor and any dedication details

 

Assist with Symphony Ball

• This work will include mailings, follow up with invitations, host Committee tables and seating and activities related to the evening of the event

 

Symphony Society

• Assist with preparing information for mailings to new Contacts

• Assist with follow up to potential Symphony Society members Grants

• Review organization sponsorships Research for individual donor lists Collate names of potential sponsorships for ASA

• Research for online fundraising pages

• Assist with Grant submissions (proofread, prepare supplemental materials, etc)

• Assist in maintaining grant folders

• Assist with mailings and grant supplemental material for mailings

• Assist in maintaining the grant schedule and grant report

 

General Activities Allentown Symphony Association General office phone that include answering telephone, copying, mailings, preparing handouts for meetings

• Assemble the season sponsor folders

• Provide assistance with set-up for any scheduled events

• Assist with filing Other related duties may occur


 

ESLV Intern

El Sistema Lehigh Valley (ESLV)
ASA Student Intern Opportunities

Contact: Steven Liu, stllui@allentownsymphony.org

ESLV Audio Visual/Photography Intern
• Assist with the development of publicity/marketing materials, i.e., video and photography
• Attend some of the daily programming, special events, and performances
• Assist with editing video and photography for publicity/marketing materials

ESLV Administrative Intern
• Maintain and create spreadsheets o Instrument check-out lists
   o Student attendance
   o Student instrument lists
   o Budget & donation data
• General assistance at ESLV site (M-F 3:30-5:30, Daily attendance not required – flexible to accommodate intern availability)
   o Disciplinary support – students primarily between 1st and 6th grade
   o Set-up and/or break-down of classrooms
   o Assist and support guests artists/gaculty during visits
   o Assist with transitioning children
• Support family relations via the generation of notices and making phone calls – (Spanish literacy a plus, but not required)
• Assist with special events and/or performances
• Assist with identifying potential grant opportunities
• Assist with collating data of multiple indicators to evaluate program effectiveness

ESLV Instrumental or Choir Intern
• Assist primarily instructor with music classes at ESLV (M-F 3:30-5:30, Daily attendance not required – flexible to accommodate intern availability)
• Assist students with setting up & tuning instruments
• Assist with the instrument check-in/check-out process
• Assist with setting up and breaking down classroom space
• Opportunity to lead class with direct feedback from the ESLV teaching staff

ESLV Tutors
• Provide academic support for ESLV students 2 times a week (4 hours weekly, hours are between 3:3- and 5:30pm. Days of the week are TBD depending on tutor availability)
• Provide additional learning opportunities for students
• Distribute and correct student worksheets that are provided if the student has completed their homework
• Oversee silent sustained reading
• Assist and/or implement academic learning games

Other related duties may occur
Intern reports to Steven Thomas Lai Xiang Liu, Program Director of El Sistema Lehigh Valley


 

Marketing Intern

Marketing Assistant Intern


Reports to: Marketing Director
Contact: Lucy Bloise, lbloise@allentownsymphony.org
Primary Location: Support Team Office

Job purpose: The Marketing Assistant is a key link in implementing marketing strategies across the company, by providing materials, technology support, and logistics coordination, etc. on deadline to support the Marketing Director.

Applicants: The best candidates are detail-oriented, highly organized, deadline-focused and problem solvers. They value precision, clear and direct communications and getting things done.

Required Technical Skills: The Marketing Assistant should have advanced proficiency in Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel. Knowing some basic graphic design software such as Publisher, In-Design is a plus, but not required. This position does not require graphic design skills.

Social Media: Ability to update Facebook page, twitter, blogs would be a great plus.

Branded Visual
• Providing assistance in terms of logistics to concerts and events.
• Assisting in writing and editing sales and marketing materials, which include press releases, articles, and collateral.
• Assist in proofreading.
• Research companies and organizations relating to upcoming shows and get email promotions out.
• Developing media packs to be distributed through the LV Arts Council.
• Assisting in promotional strategies.
• Set-up marketing collateral in the interior of Hall prior to concerts and events.
• Generating thank you letters, form letters for mailing mass program books to sponsors and other organizations.
• Scraping ads and articles from newspapers and magazines and occasional filing.
• If available, assist during concerts and performances with distributing marketing materials and assisting with other set-up duties as needed.
• Validating and fulfilling request for information and marketing, tracking mails and requests.

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