Strings Teaching Artist

Date Posted: 9/18/2023

To be considered for this opportunity, please send a resume and cover letter to Andrea Soncina, Arts Education Coordinator  at (216) 881-1766.

POSITION: Strings Teaching Artist
(Expertise in lower strings with applied knowledge of upper strings)

EMPLOYMENT STATUS: 1099 Contractor

SUPERVISOR: Music Program Manager

SUPERVISEES: Teaching Artist Assistants

WORK SCHEDULE: Weekdays, 3 hours per day after school | September 2023 – May 2024

PAY RATE: $48.00/hr
Paid as independent contractor (1099) and paid in equal installments throughout term. Includes
teaching, planning, meetings, performances, etc.

LOCATION: Teaching Artist will work at one of two sites in Cleveland, Ohio. Specific sites will be
identified during the interview process.

The Teaching Artist will be responsible for providing daily instruction in group settings to beginner
and intermediate students. The teaching artist will work closely with the Music Program Manager and
other Teaching Artists to plan and facilitate daily lessons that support and advance the goals of the
program, and that help to encourage and inspire students on the path of musical and personal growth.


  • Develop and teach daily classes that:
    • Establish routine and reinforce fundamental skills.
    • Encourage peer-teaching.
    • Maintain excellent classroom management.
    • Appropriately challenge the individual students and the group as a whole.
  • Encourage and monitor the progress of students through in-class observations, and formal evaluations.
  • Set and maintain high standards for students’ behavior by enforcing the Rainey norms and student conduct policy.
  • Room preparation for daily sectional and full ensemble rehearsals.
  • Regularly communicate with Program Manager and other teaching faculty to determine daily, weekly, and monthly objectives.
  • Monitor snack time and assist with homework.


  • Undergraduate degree in Music Education (preferred) or Music Performance
  • Proven record of outstanding artistry or musicianship
  • Strong knowledge of pedagogy and teaching methods
  • Experience working with children from diverse ethnic, economic and cultural backgrounds
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Willingness to work as part of a team
  • Ability to speak and read and write in Spanish a plus

PHYSICAL DEMANDS described here are representative of those that must be routinely met by an
employee to successfully perform the essential duties of this position. Reasonable accommodations
may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential duties.

  1. Ability to lift 40 pounds without assistance and 60 pounds with assistance
  2. Must be able to visually observe, hear and speak
  3. Must be able to physically interact and engage with others

WORKING CONDITIONS described here are representative of those that must be met by an
employee while performing essential duties of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be
made to enable qualified individuals to perform essential duties.

  • Require some evening and weekend work for performances, staff training, staff meetings
    and other occasional meetings.

Rainey Institute is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

This job description is not intended to be a complete list of all responsibilities, duties or skills. It is subject to review and change in accordance with the needs of Rainey Institute.