Staff Opportunities:

Vice President of Development

TITLE: Vice President of Development
REPORTS TO: CEO
STATUS: Exempt; full time

Job Summary
The Vice President of Development leads MacPhail’s fund development staff of 5, is directly responsible for setting and reaching the organization’s contributed revenue goals, and serves as the organization’s fundraising strategist, and lead fundraiser.  Reporting directly to the CEO, the Vice President of Development works closely with the CEO and the Board of Directors to set a strategic direction for MacPhail fundraising. The 2016 Annual Fund goal is $2.5 M.

RESPONSIBLITIES

  • Strategize, develop and manage all elements of fundraising at MacPhail including the annual fund and all of its various donor segments, special events for donor cultivation, endowment contributions, and campaigns as needed.
  • Manage the Development team of 5 staff, assuring each member has clear roles, goals and measurables to achieve desired results. Assure that team members are trained and equipped to do their jobs, provided with regular feedback and mentoring individually as needed while building high energy and positive team spirit in an environment of collaboration and collegiality.
  • Create the strategic roadmap and associated action plans to successfully increase fundraising that supports MacPhail’s organization-wide strategic plan.
  • Personally shepherd and manage a portfolio of 50 select donors and donor prospects for either new or increased gifts to MacPhail.
  • Develop strong alumni/current student relations by partnering with MacPhail program leadership to increase the participation of alumni/current students resulting in increased giving from these groups.
  • Collaborate with Marketing and Program Departments to ensure effectiveness of fundraising initiatives. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with marketing team to integrate timing, look and content of communication to donors.
  • Serve on MacPhail’s Senior Management team providing updates, insights and input as needed while also supporting the CEO with guidance and strategies for optimal use of his or her fundraising time and talents.
  • Inform the MacPhail Board of MacPhail’s fundraising efforts on a regular basis. Provide recommendations and active involvement in staffing the Development Committee of the Board of Directors, and Campaign Committees and work closely with volunteers.
  • Prepare and administer a realistic and attainable Development budget to meet MacPhail financial objectives and provides realistic revenue projections.
  • Support diversity and inclusion objectives at MacPhail through inclusion of underrepresented communities throughout MacPhail operations.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education & Experience

  • Senior level leader with 10 or more years of demonstrated success in directing fund raising, major giving and capital campaigns in a nonprofit environment.
  • Experienced in successfully leading (design, planning, implementation, management and successful conclusion) one or more program/capital campaigns that have raised at least $5 million.
  • Bachelor’s Degree; advanced degree preferred.  ACFRE or CFRE desired.

Knowledge & Skills

  • Detail oriented with keen emphasis on quality and timely follow-up on committed actions.
  • Experienced in recruiting, developing and retaining high caliber staff and building effective teams and team chemistry; able to motivate staff to achieve and exceed goals; a willingness to empower others to get the job done while providing the support and guidance they need.
  • Comfortable with CRM database management programs, spreadsheets, and competent in building effective PowerPoint and other presentations. Prefer significant working knowledge of Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge.
  • Proficient knowledge of nonprofit financials.

Abilities

  • High level of energy and intellectual capacity to partner effectively with the CEO.
  • A decision-maker who has a “strategic” view, but can operate in a “hands-on” capacity.
  • Demonstrated ability to achieve goals, creatively address unexpected issues, and course correct as needed.
  • Ability to articulate MacPhail’s mission and impact, and relate to, gain the respect of, and persuasively communicate with, people at all levels of an organization and in the community.
  • Excellence in cultivating and maintaining relationships with key philanthropic stakeholders and other key community partners.
  • Implement work with integrity and application of business ethics.

APPLICATION
Contact info@cohentaylor.com

 

Early Childhood Music Services Coordinator

TITLE:  ECM Services Coordinator
REPORTS TO:  Director of Early Childhood Music (ECM)
STATUS:  Non-exempt; part-time (15 hrs/wk)

Job Summary

The ECM Services Coordinator reaches out to and educates the community about ECM services, coordinates ECM services with partner organizations, and provides support to the ECM Director for internal services for ECM teachers.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Screen potential partnerships for viability
  • Maintain off-site partnership relationships including check-ins, contracts and calendars
  • Lead recruitment efforts both internal and external for the department
  • Process payroll entries for the ECM Department
  • Schedule teachers with input from Director including calendars and confirmation letters
  • Attend and provide onsite support for all ECM meetings and events
  • Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS
Education:  B.A. or equivalent experience.
Experience:  3-5 years program administration

Knowledge and Skills:  Positive attitude and strong professionalism. Must have excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills.  Strong initiative, organizational and time-management skills.  Proficient with Microsoft Office.

Abilities:  Effective team member, drive to off-site locations (vehicle and valid driver’s license required), and attend events. Proven ability to communicate effectively and professionally, both verbally and in writing.  Ability to establish effective, professional relationships. Initiative and ability to work independently.

Physical Demands:  Frequent walking, stooping, bending, kneeling, and lifting, approx. 15-20 lbs.  Frequently sitting, working at keyboard for up to 4 hrs at a time.


Faculty Opportunities:

Voice Instructor

Job Title: Voice Instructor
Department: Individual Instruction
Reports to: Director of Individual Instruction
Status: Part-Time
Pay Rate: Commensurate with experience
Starting Date: accepting applications until position is filled
Location: Apple Valley, with possible expansion

Responsibilities:

  • Teaching private instruction to students of all ages from beginning to advanced levels including pop/rock, and musical theatre. Preference given to a candidate who can teach the younger voice in private and group settings. Ability to teach classical and/or jazz a plus. Teaching hours to include afternoons, evenings, Saturdays and potentially Sundays.
  • Perform general faculty responsibilities according to the guidelines listed in the Faculty handbook including: registration paperwork, attendance records and faculty meetings.

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Master’s Degree in Music with emphasis on pedagogy and performance
  • At least 4 years of studio teaching experience. Group teaching experiences a plus.
  • Dedication to working in a collaborative professional environment in a reputable community music school

Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in music
  • 2 years studio teaching experience

To Apply

Apply by e-mailing cover letter and resume to: resume@macphail.org

Early Childhood Music Instructor

Job Title: Early Childhood Music Instructor
Department: Early Childhood Music
Status: Part Time: 10-15+ hours per week; primarily mornings M-F with some afternoons
Location: Primarily Twin Cities metro; some sites outside metro

Summary

Provide integrated arts music arts classes to students’ ages six weeks to five years in a variety of MacPhail Center for Music curriculums at New Horizon Academy and Kinderberry Hill Centers.

Responsibilities

  • Teach integrated arts music arts classes to students’ ages six weeks to five years in a variety of curriculums.
  • Prepare materials and teaching environments for classes
  • Attend to children’s individual needs, and well as group and parental needs and concerns
  • Plans and reviews curriculum with other department faculty
  • Participate in continuing education opportunities related to music education, early childhood education and related disciplines; including growing professionally through assisting and training in other curriculums to gain knowledge and experience.
  • Attend departmental meetings, all-school meetings, workshops, and special events that relate to the ECM Department
  • Complete registration paperwork, attendance records, and attend faculty meetings.
  • Participate in internal and external special events to promote the ECM Program.
  • May move and transport equipment.

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Master’s Degree in Music or Music Education
  • Two years teaching experience with children ages 6 weeks to 5 years
  • Knowledge of child development
  • Experience with diverse populations highly desirable
  • Experience with Orff, Kodaly, Dalcroze, and/or Music therapy
  • Ability to adapt to many learning styles
  • Flexibility

Minimum qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in music or music education

To Apply
Apply by e-mailing cover letter and resume to: resume@macphail.org


Early Childhood Music Teaching Assistant

Job Title: Early Childhood Music Teaching Assistant
Department: Early Childhood Music
Reports to: Early Childhood Music Director
Status: Non-exempt, part-time
Location: Twin Cities Metro Area

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Role-modeling, including participation in all activities, maintaining momentum and interest in the class, and establishing rapport with the students.
  • Provides behavior management, including providing emotional and physical support to students. (i.e. dealing w/ separation anxiety, safety, bathroom needs, etc.)
  • Assists with pre-class set-up and preparation, and after-class clean-up.
  • Facilitating class activities (setting up art projects, instruments, skits, etc.)
  • Provides feedback to primary teacher on class/students.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Education:  High School diploma or GED minimum.  Bachelor’s Degree, with a focus on music or education preferred.

Knowledge and Skills:  General knowledge of child development and behavior; basic/broad musical background; broad visual arts background helpful.  Excellent interpersonal skills, such as listening, ability to communicate with young children.  Strong written and oral communication skills.  Good organizational and time management skills.

Experience:  Prior experience working with young children required; prior musical background highly preferred.

Physical Demands:  Occasional lifting, approx. 10 lbs.  Frequently sitting, working at keyboard for up to 3 hrs at a time.  Occasional walking, climbing, descending stairs, stooping, bending, kneeling.

TO APPLY
E-mail cover letter and resume to resume@macphail.org.

Music Therapist

REPORTS TO: Music Therapy Manager
STATUS: Exempt, Part-Time 

Job Summary

This position provides high quality music therapy instruction, and group music instruction as part of our music therapy program.  Instruction hours may include M-F day and evening, and Saturday hours at different MacPhail locations.

RESPONSIBLITIES

  • Provide high quality therapeutic services, assessments, treatment planning and documentation and music therapy interventions in both private and group settings for students.
  • Attend MacPhail Music Therapy department and program meetings and trainings as appropriate.
  • Adapt music therapy resources, materials and music therapy interventions specific to the needs of the client or group participants.
  • Update schedule information in Outlook Calendar on a regular basis.
  • Collaborate with MacPhail’s Music Therapists on a variety of department projects including the annual department recital.
  • Be available for periodic coaching and training by the Music Therapy department’s Senior Music Therapist.
  • Create a positive learning environment through the establishment of good rapport with students, families and partnerships, and encouraging open discussion.
  • Return all correspondence, paperwork and phone calls to students, families, partnerships and MacPhail administration in a timely manner.
  • Communicate with students, families and partnerships regarding student’s progress and future directions, scheduling and related administrative policies.
  • Expand the student/teacher relationship beyond the partnership, encourage students to participate in MacPhail opportunities, and develop relationships with peers at MacPhail.
  • Be an ambassador for MacPhail, representing MacPhail positively to the community, and working to recruit students to MacPhail.
  • Other duties as assigned. 

QUALIFICATIONS

Education:  Required – Bachelor’s degree in music therapy and board certification.  Preferred – Master’s Degree in Music Therapy and Neurologic Music Therapy Certification

Experience:  Required – 2 years clinical experience.  Preferred – 4 years of clinical experience. Experience working with children and adults with various diagnoses.  Experience with and/or interest in working with older adults, experience teaching music in a group setting, experience developing curriculum preferred.

Knowledge and Skills:  Ability to teach piano, voice and guitar to individuals various diagnoses.  Ability to play and teach additional instruments preferred. Ability to work in diverse settings.  Flexibility, comfortable performing in front of a group, strong piano and/or guitar skills, ability to adapt music resources and materials, excellent communication and organization skills, ability to work in a self-directed manner, positive attitude and demeanor, patient and fun personality, and choral conducting skills.  Proficient with Microsoft Office, especially Outlook, Excel and Word.

Physical Demands: Occasional lifting, approx. 25 lbs.  Frequent walking, sitting, climbing, stairs, stooping, bending, kneeling.

APPLICATION

To apply send cover letter and resume to resume@macphail.org.

Classroom and Group Music Instructors – Austin

POSITIONS: Music instructors for general music instruction and choral instruction
DEPARTMENT: School Partnerships
LOCATION: Austin, MN
HOURS: Afterschool

JOB SUMMARY

School Partnership faculty are responsible for providing excellent music instruction to MacPhail Students in community settings. Music instructors for general music instruction teach elementary through middle school students; choral instructors work with youth. Responsibilities include classroom and group instruction, record keeping, partner meetings and faculty meetings.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Maintain high standards of teaching excellence; including fostering a positive learning environment that is student centered, establishing a good rapport with students and families, encouraging open discussion and creating a positive atmosphere.
  • Support the artistic and educational development of each student by proactively recommending their participation in the many educational programs that MacPhail offers to students. Many such programs will enhance the student’s experience and make their music education at MacPhail complete and meaningful.
  • Create goals pertinent to teaching and professional growth, and complete Professional Development Activities to help meet stated goals.
  • Create and prepare appropriate lesson and class materials that are in accordance with the given curriculum area.
  • Arrive and prepare instructional area for positive and safe learning environment promptly so that instruction begins at stated time.
  • Communicate with students and families regarding student’s progress and future directions, scheduling and related administrative policies.
  • Promptly return phone calls and messages to students, families and MacPhail administration.
  • Maintain consistent schedule of teaching following the MacPhail guidelines.
  • Complete and return administrative paperwork by the stated deadline to administration and supervisors.
  • Keep accurate attendance records.
  • Attend faculty meeting(s) in accordance with the department or program schedule.
  • Keep absences to a minimum adhering to the teacher absence policy.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum qualifications: B.A. or B.S. in music or music education, 2 years classroom/group teaching.
  • Instructor development program available for applicants that are close to meeting qualifications.
  • Preferred qualifications: 4 years classroom/group teaching experience, MN State teaching license

APPLICATION

To apply send cover letter and resume to resume@macphail.org

 

Individual Instruction Music Instructors – Austin, MN

POSITIONS: Music Instructors for the following instruments: Piano, Violin/Viola, Cello, String Bass, Percussion, Trumpet (+French Horn preferred), Low Brass (Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba), Woodwind (Clarinet, Saxophone), Flute, Voice and Guitar.
DEPARTMENT: Individual Instruction
LOCATION: Austin, MN
HOURS: Afternoons, evenings & Saturdays determined by need


JOB SUMMARY

Individual Instruction faculty are responsible for providing excellent music instruction to MacPhail Students. Responsibilities include teaching 1:1 instruction and ensembles, record keeping & faculty meetings.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Maintain high standards of teaching excellence; including fostering a positive learning environment that is student centered, establishing a good rapport with students and families, encouraging open discussion and creating a positive atmosphere.
  • Support the artistic and educational development of each student by proactively recommending their participation in the many educational programs that MacPhail offers to students. Many such programs will enhance the student’s experience and make their music education at MacPhail complete and meaningful.
  • Create goals pertinent to teaching and professional growth, and complete Professional Development Activities to help meet stated goals.
  • Create and prepare appropriate lesson and class materials that are in accordance with the given curriculum area.
  • Arrive and prepare instructional area for positive and safe learning environment promptly so that instruction begins at stated time.
  • Communicate with students and families regarding student’s progress and future directions, scheduling and related administrative policies.
  • Promptly return phone calls and messages to students, families and MacPhail administration.
  • Maintain consistent schedule of teaching following the MacPhail guidelines.
  • Complete and return administrative paperwork by the stated deadline to administration and supervisors.
  • Keep accurate attendance records.
  • Attend faculty meeting(s) in accordance with the department or program schedule.
  • Keep absences to a minimum adhering to the teacher absence policy.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum qualifications: B.A. in music, 2 years studio teaching.
  • Instructor development program available for applicants that are close to meeting qualifications.
  • Preferred qualifications: M.A in music with emphasis on pedagogy & performance, significant performance experience, 4+ years of studio teaching experience

APPLICATION
To apply send cover letter and resume to resume@macphail.org

Suzuki Piano Group Class Instructor

TITLE: Suzuki Piano Group Class Instructor
REPORTS TO: Director of Suzuki Talent Education
STATUS: Exempt

JOB SUMMARY:
The Suzuki Piano Group Class Instructor is responsible for teaching group classes based on a curriculum and structure agreed upon by the Suzuki piano department. Classes meet two Fridays per month from approximately 5:30 to 8:00 pm.
Classes are comprised of 12 – 14 Suzuki Piano students, ages 7 – 11 in Suzuki Books 2 – 3.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:
* Develop and prepare appropriate lesson and class materials that are in accordance with the given curriculum area.
* Provide instruction per agreed schedule including timely arrival and prepared instructional environment.
* Maintain high standards of teaching excellence including fostering a positive learning environment, establishing a good rapport with students and managing classroom behavior.
* Submit student performance evaluations in a timely manner, and keep accurate attendance records.
* Attend a Suzuki piano department meeting and communicate with Suzuki group piano coordinator as needed.
* Provide feedback on student performances in a manner consistent with Suzuki method.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Music with emphasis in Suzuki piano pedagogy and performance, or the equivalent SAA approved Suzuki teacher training. Master’s degree preferred.

Knowledge/Experience: Minimum of three years of Suzuki studio and Suzuki group teaching experience. Candidates should have a deep knowledge (performance skill and teaching points) of the repertoire in Suzuki Volumes 2 – 3.

Skills: Dedication to working in a collaborative professional environment in a first-rate community music school. Ability to access Google Drive and enter information into Google Drive spreadsheets.

Physical Demands: Occasional lifting, approx. 10 lbs. Frequently sitting, working at keyboard for up to 2 hrs at a time. Occasional walking, climbing, descending stairs, stooping, bending, kneeling.

TO APPLY:
Send cover letter and resume to resume@macphail.org

 

Early Childhood Music Instructor Substitute

2 positions available

TITLE: Early Childhood Music Instructor Substitute
REPORTS TO: Director of Early Childhood Music
STATUS: Exempt ; Part-time
HOURS: 0-4 hours per week, primarily M-SA on call between 8:30 am – 2:30 pm, usually 1 hour assignment
LOCATION: Primarily Twin Cities metro; some sites outside metro
JOB SUMMARY:
This position provides integrated arts music classes to students’ ages six weeks to five years in a variety of MacPhail Center for Music Early Childhood Music (ECM) curriculums.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:
* Teach integrated arts music classes to students’ ages six weeks to five years in a variety of curriculums
* Prepare materials and teaching environments for classes
* Attend to children’s individual needs, and well as group and parental needs and concerns
* Plan and review curriculum with other department faculty
* Participate in continuing education opportunities related to music education, early childhood education and related disciplines; including growing professionally through assisting and training in other curriculums to gain knowledge and experience
* Attend departmental meetings, all-school meetings, workshops, and special events that relate to the ECM Department
* Complete registration paperwork, attendance records, and attend faculty meetings
* Participate in internal and external special events to promote the ECM Program
* Move and transport equipment as needed
*         Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS:
Education: Bachelor degree in music or music education; additional Early Childhood Education preferred.

Knowledge and Skills:  Excellent customer service skills.  Knowledge of child development.  Working knowledge of Microsoft Outlook.  Responsiveness and flexibility.

Experience:  2 years’ teaching experience with children ages 6 weeks to 5 years.  Experience with diverse populations highly desirable.  Experience with Orff, Kodaly, Dalcroze, and/or Music Therapy preferred. Experience with guitar and/or piano preferred.

Abilities:  Ability to drive to all MacPhail locations (vehicle and valid driver’s license required).  Ability to adapt to varied environments and materials availability.  Ability to adapt to many learning styles.

Physical Demands:  Frequent lifting (up to 50 lbs).  Frequent bending, kneeling, carrying, pushing, pulling, and stooping.

TO APPLY:
Email cover letter and resume to resume@macphail.org.

 

Suzuki Piano Instructor

Job Title: Piano Instructor
Department:Suzuki Talent Education
Reports to: Director of Suzuki Talent Education
Status: Part-Time with possibility of growing to full time.
Pay Rate: Commensurate with experience
Location: Apple Valley and Minneapolis, MN

Responsibilities:

Teaching Suzuki private and group instruction in a newly forming program at MacPhail’s new access site. Teaching hours to include daytime, afternoons, evenings and/or Saturdays.
• Schedule, organize and present parent training sessions, studio recitals and group concerts at the Apple Valley and White Bear Lake venue.
Participate in the promotion and recruiting of families in the new program.
• Possible Saturday group teaching hours available in the existing downtown Suzuki program.
• Perform general faculty responsibilities according to the guidelines listed in the Faculty handbook including: registration paperwork, attendance records and faculty meetings.

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will have:

• Master’s Degree in Music with emphasis in Suzuki pedagogy and performance, or the equivalent SAA approved Suzuki teacher training through book 4.
• At least 3 years of Suzuki studio and Suzuki group teaching experience is a plus, but not a requirement.
• Dedication to working in a collaborative professional environment in a first-rate community music school

Minimum qualifications:

•  Bachelor’s degree in music
•  2 years studio teaching experience

To Apply

Apply by e-mailing cover letter and resume to: resume@macphail.org

Job Opportunities

MacPhail Center for Music is a community music school dedicated to transforming lives and enriching our community through music education. Students of all ages, abilities, and economic circumstances participate in lessons on more than 40 instruments, classes, ensembles, performances, and special events. Serving more than 6,000 students each year, MacPhail is one of the largest community schools of the arts in the United States.

Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action

MacPhail Center for Music is an Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer

MacPhail Center for Music is committed to the policy and practice of affirmative action and equal opportunity in education and employment for all qualified persons regardless of race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

How to Apply:

Please send your resume via email only: resume@macphail.org

Faculty Benefits

MacPhail Center for Music is pleased to offer our full-time benefit-eligible faculty a generous benefit package. Our employees may be eligible to receive the following:

•             Competitive Salary

•             Medical Insurance

•             Life Insurance>

•             Accidental Death & Dismemberment Coverage

•             Long-term Disability

•             403(b) Retirement Plan

•             Flexible Spending Accounts; including medical, day-care, and transportation

•             Paid Sick Hours

•             Professional Development Funds

•             Discounted Bus Passes

Staff Benefits

MacPhail Center for Music is pleased to offering our benefit-eligible employees a generous benefit package. Our employees may be eligible to receive the following:

•             Competitive Salary

•             Medical Insurance

•             Life Insurance

•             Accidental Death & Dismemberment Coverage

•             Long-term Disability

•             403(b) Retirement Plan

•             Flexible Spending Accounts; including medical, day-care, and transportation

•             Paid Vacation and Sick Days

•             Paid Holidays

•             Professional Development Funds

•             Discounted Bus Passes