Job Opening

Cello Educator
Primarily afternoons
Winter 2014
Please send the following materials and/or questions to:
- 1 page resume with professional references
- Optional: Videos that demonstrate your ability to teach beginning- intermediate cello students (preferably in a group setting)

Austin Soundwaves provides high quality music education to artistically-underserved youth as a means to strengthen resiliency and awaken intrinsic motivation to learn, create, and achieve.

Hispanic Alliance for the Performing Arts collaborates with local performing arts organizations to bring music and other performing arts to Hispanics and other minorities in our central Texas community, to promote long-term educational and social benefits, cultural awareness and community involvement.

Position Summary

The Cello Edcuator will be responsible for carrying out beginning and intermediate cello pedagogy at Austin Soundwaves. He or she will ensure the highest quality cello experience for students, develop curriculum and pedagogy in collaboration with other faculty, and support each student holistically.

Essential Functions

- Collaborate with program faculty to implement a shared curriculum, pedagogy, and culture inspired by the ideals of El Sistema

- Coordinate with program faculty to meet student learning benchmarks and carry out shared pedagogical approaches
- Develop creative and challenging lesson plans in advance of daily classes
- Lead group cello classes for students in grades 7-11 and assist with ensemble rehearsals and program events

- Participate in program events such as professional development and concerts
- Coordinate and cooperate with staff to keep track of student attendance and progress


- Four-year undergraduate degree or equivalent experience required; post-graduate degree, certifications, or equivalent experience a plus
- Passion for music and the arts as a vehicle for positive social change
- Strong knowledge of standard music pedagogy with certification(s) preferred

- Ability to inspire, work with, and mentor kids and teens
- Excellent musicianship and artistry as an educator
- Excellent inter-personal skills and ability to work in a team - Ability to adapt, be flexible, and have a sense of humor
- Excellent communication and organizational skills
- Proficiency in Spanish a plus
- Experience teaching other string instruments a plus


Applicants should address specific questions to: For more information, visit All applicants are subject to successful completion of a background check. All successful applicants must complete a fingerprinting process and take training classes as required by Hispanic Alliance for the Performing Arts and/or partner schools and organizations.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

It is the policy of Hispanic Alliance for the Performing Arts to provide all persons with equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, or religion.