The Florida Orchestra seeks to hire up to three salaried Teaching Artist string musicians (violin, viola, and/or cello). Teaching Artist is a 40-week position with work between the first week of August and the third week of May. Successful candidates for the position will also have the opportunity to work as substitute musicians with The Florida Orchestra for all Masterworks and Coffee concert cycles. The Teaching Artist will be responsible for a range of activities, which may include:
Developing beginner in-school strings programs in high poverty areas, in partnership with the public school system
Developing after-school strings programs in high poverty areas, with a focus on developing social justice programs within the music discipline
Assisting public middle and high school string orchestra directors to help develop their orchestra programs and string teaching technique
Coaching middle and high school students for music performance assessments and solo and ensemble festival auditions
Individuals in the Teaching Artist position will have the flexibility to develop programs for which they have an interest and aptitude.
Excellent and affordable health benefits after a 30 day probationary period, including a 403b retirement plan with up to 3% match after six months of service. Visit our website at floridaorchestra.org for a detailed job description and audition requirements, see link below.
The Teaching Artist position is open to string players of all backgrounds who demonstrate a passion and aptitude for teaching, especially at the elementary level.
Accomplished string player with proven experience as an orchestral musician
Interest in helping to build an excellent educational string programs
Experience or potential to be a superior music educator
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
Must be qualified to live and eligible to work in the United States as of December 1, 2017
Must own or have access to a vehicle and have valid driver’s license
Must complete a criminal background check upon accepting the position
The Florida Orchestra (TFO) is the state’s largest performing arts organization and the premier music institution in Tampa Bay. TFO’s mission is to enrich the life of the Tampa Bay area as it inspires, entertains, and educates a wide and diverse audience with the unique experience of live symphonic music, ensuring that future generations will continue to enjoy this legacy that so magnificently ce...lebrates the human spirit. Each season people of all ages attended TFO’s annual concerts consisting of a 14 Masterworks concert series (9 of which are Matinees), a 9 Pop concert series, a 13 Morning Coffee concerts series, Special concerts and free performances in parks and community healthcare facilities, all in Tampa, Clearwater, and St. Petersburg. Through its extensive community programs, TFO extends additional opportunities for music enrichment and education to more than 80,000 children, youth, adults, and seniors.
The Master Chorale of Tampa Bay is a select 150-voice all volunteer chorus embracing a broad representation of singers from the entire Tampa Bay area. From its very inception in 1979, its performances have been consistently and critically recognized for excellence. Designated in 1989 as the “Principal Chorus of The Florida Orchestra”, The Master Chorale is featured annually on the Orchestra’s Masterworks Season. In 1999 The Master Chorale was appointed as “Artist-in-Residence” at the College of the Arts School of Music at the University of South Florida.