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Performing Arts Instructor

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Job details


From $16 an hour

Job Type






Number of hires for this role

2 to 4


  • Associate (Preferred)

  • Teaching: 1 year (Preferred)

  • Spanish (Preferred)

  • Teaching Certification (Preferred)

Full Job Description

Building Bridges through Music is seeking an experienced, highly motivated Performing Arts Instructor to partner with our Site Coordinator and Group Leaders in our Integrative Arts After School Program.
This role model will serve as a visionary, operational can-doer, educational leader, and all-around indispensable member of our A-Sharp STREAM (science, technology, reading, arts, Math/Music) team.

The ideal candidate will present creative music, theatre, and movement activities, preparing students for scheduled performances which is a core component of our Education thru Music curriculum.


Our mission is to bring together diverse neighboring communities for the purpose of increasing cultural awareness and racial harmony by using music, dance, and dramatic presentation as multicultural educational tool.

We know it’s bold. We also know that we can’t achieve it without asking staff to be role models of an innovator’s mindset— creative, visionary, courageous, collaborative, determined, and reflective. It’s not always easy. The program staff works very hard. You can expect days in which there’s a ton to get done and not a ton of time to do it. But part of what makes our culture great is that no one is too proud to complete any task that needs doing. Our staffers bring music and STREAM magic to life—for students and for themselves. This isn’t your average after-school program gig. Staff is expected to take ownership of their own performance and make our program and our kids better every day. People with a can-do attitude thrive. We manage to keep this level of performance expectation high in a relaxed environment; we take our work, but not ourselves, seriously.

Be ready to jump into action bringing magic to learning and fun. Depending on the day, that could mean donning a tutu for a skit, creating a gorgeous sign that highlights our Innovation Approach, or playing a board game with two students to build connection. You’ve got to know what it means to be a vital part of a team. You’ve got to want to grow. You’ve got to like to have fun at work. You have to smile—a lot—and you have to like to laugh. After all, we're not running a "School, After School" program but an "Afternoon Inspiration" program".


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  • Serve as an ambassador of BBTMusic, demonstrating our mission and values in a positive and professional manner and acting as a role model of the A#-ASharp mindset

  • Commit to building a safe, child-focused community

  • Demonstrate professionalism and accountability

  • Take the initiative to analyze and solve problems

  • Treat others with courtesy and respect

  • Respond to the child, family member, and colleague's needs

  • Strengthen our relationship with the host site by upholding facility policies and embracing host site employees as partners

  • Maintain a high standard of ethics, integrity, and confidentiality


  • Commitment to educational programming for children

  • Flexibility to meet changing work needs and demands

  • Ability to work collaboratively on a high-functioning team

  • Openness to feedback and desire to grow professionally

  • Ability to handle multiple tasks efficiently and accurately

  • Strong organization skills and attention to detail

  • Ability to communicate clearly, maturely, and compassionately with families

Ability to maintain an excellent work ethic, a high level of energy, and exceptional enthusiasm all every day,


  • Associate/Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Arts, Education a plus. College interns or equivalent experience

  • Demonstrated leadership experience

  • Experience working with children and youth or in similar settings

  • Current CPR and First Aid certification or willingness to obtain


  • Set, work toward and achieve measurable goals

  • Assist Group leaders or other teaching staff, providing support and coverage as needed


  • Our program environment is demanding, requiring intense dedication and work ethic from each staff member. We're open year-round, Mon. - Fri.

  • Position hours are 2:00-5:00 pm; 3 days per week - TBD at time of hire

  • We observe public school days off. We're open during summer and varied school vacations, full-day, 8:30 am-5:30 pm.

Hours for this position during vacation periods are to be determined.


General supervision, ongoing observation, and evaluation are provided by Program Director.

  • Compensation is commensurate with experience.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Contract, Temporary, Internship

Pay: From $16.00 per hour


  • Monday to Friday

COVID-19 considerations:
We adhere to the Covid-19 guidelines as required by the MA DPH and Dept. of Education. Masks are worn inside by children 5yrs and up and staff. No masks are required outdoors. Vaccinated candidates are greatly welcomed!


  • Associate (Preferred)


  • Teaching: 1 year (Preferred)


  • Spanish (Preferred)


  • Teaching Certification (Preferred)

Work Location:

  • One location

Work Remotely:

  • No

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