Job Opening

Music Substitute
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 music 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 Music Substitute will be teaching group instrumental and music theory classes in an as-needed capacity. He or she will ensure the highest quality music experience for students, follow the Austin Soundwaves curriculum, and support each student holistically.

Essential Functions

- 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 classes for students in grades 7-11

- Coordinate and cooperate with staff to keep track of student attendance and progress


- Passion for music and the arts as a vehicle for positive social change - Ability to inspire, work with, and mentor kids and teens
- Ability to adapt, be flexible, and have a sense of humor
- Excellent communication and organizational skills

- Strong knowledge of standard music pedagogy with certification(s) preferred - Proficiency in Spanish a plus
- Experience in varied teaching settings


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.