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Hip Hop Music Facilitator/Teacher

Coalition for Hispanic Family Services

Innovative Community Based Organization Seeks Energetic, Committed, and Highly Experienced Individuals. SPANISH/BILINGUAL (PREFERRED). Exc. Benefits & Salary/EEO

Instructors independently plan, and implement music classes, with a particular emphasis placed on Hip Hop culture and songwriting. Teachers integrate leadership and literacy skills in all lesson plans. Teachers act as role models while students are in and out of their classes, guiding young adults towards personal growth.

Teach and Mentor young people during afterschool programming, Saturday programs, and Out of School time holiday programming. Maintain an average daily attendance of 75% in your class.

o Teach 4 music classes per week o Engage students daily in structured discussions, activities, and provide homework help daily during afterschool homeroom time. o Contribute to and lead at minimum 1x per week a program wide assembly in which students share class work and discuss pertinent social issues and current events. o Run one Friday Club or Saturday practice (Monday-Friday) which should differ from M-Th class o Attend one supervisory meeting per week; totaling work hours of 22 hours per week. o Create activities for and teach full time during at least one school holiday break. o Recruit students as needed to maintain minimum class size.

Role Model positive life choices and a commitment to self improvement for program teens.

o Develop meaningful supportive relationships with program teens and their families. o Apply basic youth development principles in working with young people through, communication, relationship development, and respect for diversity, involvement and empowerment. o Assure that young people are properly supervised at all times. o Be aware of and implement all safety guidelines.

Participate enthusiastically in the development and implementation of program activities. o Lead or assist program activities as assigned by Youth Programs Manager. o Prepare students for quarterly performances. o Develop additional opportunities for young people to perform and exhibit work. o Attend all staff meetings. o Provide ongoing program ideas to Program Director and other staff. o Work cooperatively with all afterschool community partners in the school facility where we are located.

Mentor and supervise and collaborate effectively with HIP HOP and Poetry - Teaching Interns/Assistant to integrate.

Mentor and supervise at least one High School aged Apprentice who will assist during class. o Meet with supervisee to review performance and lesson plans at least 1x per week. o Contribute to verbal and written evaluations and communication as requested.

We are an outcome driven program.
• Submit required attendance, performance outcome tools, lesson plans, report cards and other documentation in a timely manner as requested by the Manager of Youth Programs.

o Current certification in First Aid and CPR is preferred. o Bachelor’s Degree strongly preferred. o Bilingual Spanish strongly preferred. o Strong track record of successfully teaching music performance, chorus, songwriting in a public school, afterschool or similar environment. o Must submit health history record and examination form prior to first day of work. o Successful completion of criminal background check process.

Additional Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Instructors must be nurturing, mature, responsible and fun-loving individuals who love to share their passion for singing, songwriting and music with teens between the ages of 12-18.

Instructors must be capable of independently leading an exciting and challenging and innovative and student centered music class, with space to allow youth artists the chance to create their own work. All classes participate in a minimum of 4 performances per year.

Experience songwriting, recording, and producing music is a plus. Experience DJing is also a plus.

Instructors must be able to engage students through music and media that speaks to their interests and cultural background, as a starting place to expose them to new material and ideas. Familiarity and appreciation of Hip Hop, R&B, Rap, Latin Music, and contemporary popular artists is a plus.

Since instructors will work closely with young people it is important that they love kids and are able to act as positive role models and build appropriate relationships with their students.

Our program has a deep focus on leadership development and civic engagement. We actively look for instructors who are committed both to their art form as well as to developing society’s next generation of leaders.

You must love teaching as much as you love music or song and recognize the needs of all youth artists in your room. You must create a positive, safe environment where all students feel safe and secure to explore and create new and challenging artistic work.


Wanda Maldonado Director of Human Resources 315 Wyckoff Avenue, 4th Fl Brooklyn, NY 11237 F: 718-497-9495

About Organization:
The Coalition for Hispanic Family Services (Coalition) is a community-based comprehensive family service agency, serving North Brooklyn and adjacent communities. Its goal is to empower children, youth, and families with opportunities for success and self-reliance while reinforcing their sense of cultural and self-identity. This is achieved through a holistic, culturally competent, family based approach.



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