Teaching Artist


As a Quinteto Latino Teaching Artist, you participate in a teaching residency with a specific school, after-school program, or community based organization and teach students the fundamentals of music (with and without instruments) in preparation for a live performance, and lead performance reflection and learning after the live performance.

Teaching residencies vary in length and grade-level, but typically span 1-10 weeks and serve grades K-8. Classes are usually taught Monday – Friday during the school day or after school. As a Teaching Artist, you will:
● Receive overview training in Quinteto Latino’s philosophy and approach to classroom instruction. (QL lesson plans are available to you for reference.)
● Engage your class with age and grade-level appropriate facilitation.
● Coordinate with Quinteto Latino staff to determine residency schedule in a timely manner.
● Arrive to your school/community site on-time.
● Represent Quinteto Latino’s core values.
● Foster and maintain positive working relationships with students, teachers, and school administrators.
● Travel independently to schools and community sites in the mid-peninsula region. If traveling by car, must have appropriate auto insurance coverage, and a valid California Driver’s license.
● [If applicable] Brass coaching at the middle school level.


What you need:
● 3+ years as a musician
● 3+ year experience working and/or volunteering with children in grades K-8
● 2+ years experience teaching children in grades K-8
● Ability to travel to different school sites in the mid-peninsula region and arrive on time

Required documents: DOJ Fingerprint Screening, Negative Tuberculosis Test, Up to date Covid Vaccination Record

What you’ll get:
● Receive coaching from Quinteto Latino’s Lead Teaching Artist Armando Castellano to develop lesson plans, create themes for residency, classrooms management, etc.
● Training in Quinteto Latino’s curriculum and philosophies of culturally competent music education.
● Ongoing support and troubleshooting from Quinteto Latino artistic and program staff.
● Opportunity to make a meaningful impact in the community while sharing your love and appreciation for classical music.

● Non-exempt, hourly part-time position. Pay range is $50-$75 per instructional hour, commensurate with experience and $50 per hour for training and planning time.

To Apply:
Email your resume and a cover letter letting us know why you are interested in this specific position and Quinteto Latino to Lesley Alegria at lalegria@quintetolatino.org.

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Expires: 2023-10-29


Quinteto Latino
(650) 704-2949


SF Bay Area


185 Seminary Drive, Menlo Park, CA 94025





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