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Employment Opportunities

The New School for Music Study

A Division of the Frances Clark Center

Available Positions:

 

Associate Director

The Frances Clark Center for Keyboard Pedagogy is a not-for-profit educational institution 501(c)(3). The Frances Clark Center advances its goals and serves local, national, and international audiences through The New School for Music Study, National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy (NCKP), Teacher Education, Piano Education Press, and peer-reviewed periodicals, Piano Magazine, Journal for Piano Research, and Piano Inspires Kids. The online hub, PianoInspires.com, provides a virtual gathering place for piano professionals and extensive teacher education offerings nationally and internationally.

 

The New School for Music Study is located in Kingston, New Jersey, a historic community adjacent to Princeton, and serves as a dynamic community music school and learning lab in the area. It serves over 360 students with 22 faculty. The faculty work in a collaborative environment, focused upon the effective instruction of every student of all ages and levels. Professional development and performance opportunities are core aspects of the faculty culture. All faculty members are dedicated teachers, active performers, and contributors to the field of piano pedagogy. The administrative leadership team manages enrollment, community engagement, events, programs, and overall business operations.

Job Description:

 

The position of Associate Director works closely with the Administrative Director to manage all operations and administration for The New School for Music Study. This leadership position oversees operations in collaboration with the Administrative Director, including program management and development, staff and facility management, events, teacher education, community engagement, fundraising, communication and marketing, and related operations and logistics. In addition to administrative responsibilities, the Associate Director is a faculty member with a teaching load of up to 14 hours per week and supports the teacher education programs at the school. The position reports to the Administrative Director and works with the senior management team and full staff of NSMS. The position requires residency in New Jersey. Applicants must be eligible to legally work in the United States. There are additional opportunities to engage with the Frances Clark Center and its programs.

Salary and Benefits: Competitive with similar non-profit community schools and commensurate with experience. Applicants are welcome to state salary expectations in their application for the position.

Qualifications:

  • A minimum master’s degree in piano performance/pedagogy/education; doctorate preferred

  • Minimum five years of experience teaching piano ranging from pre-college piano students to adult, with a track record of success

  • Active in the profession nationally, including but not limited to conference participation, publishing, research, and service

  • Additional education and practical experience in business, finance, marketing, and entrepreneurship is an asset

  • A record of administrative experience

  • A working knowledge of community education culture and community engagement

  • Experience in mentoring teachers and/or leading collaborative teams

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, as well as effective interpersonal and communication skills

  • Demonstrated fluency with technology

  • A strong background in creativity, problem solving, and innovation

The Frances Clark Center for Keyboard Pedagogy is an equal opportunity employer. We are dedicated to providing a fair and inclusive employment environment for all, and we encourage applications from individuals from every background. The Frances Clark Center embraces the diversity of its local, national, and international communities, and does not discriminate against any beneficiary of service, employee, or applicant for employment because of race, creed, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, disability, age, or veteran status. It is also the Frances Clark Center’s policy to comply with all applicable national and local laws pertaining to nondiscrimination and equal opportunity.

Applicants should use this form to submit a cover letter, resume or curriculum vitae, two (2) teaching videos (maximum 20 minutes) including precollege students, and the names of three (3) references. Please direct any questions to rmpennington@nsmspiano.org.

 

Review of applications will begin on February 15, 2024 and continue until the position is filled.

NSMS Full-Time Faculty Member

 

NSMS full-time faculty members are responsible for teaching piano students of all ages and levels, in both private and group settings. Full-time faculty are also responsible for applicable lesson planning, meetings, and communications. This position also includes assistance with school events and administrative support at both the school and center level. This position reports to the NSMS Administrative Director and requires residency in New Jersey. Applicants must be eligible to legally work in the United States.

 

The position begins August 20, 2024 and continues through the academic year, concluding on June 25, 2025.

 

Salary: Competitive with similar non-profit community education organizations and commensurate with experience. Applicants are welcome to state salary expectations in their application for the position.

 

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will possess or demonstrate:

  • A minimum master’s degree in piano performance and/or piano pedagogy/music education; doctorate preferred

  • Minimum five years of experience teaching piano ranging from pre-college piano students to adult, with a track record of success

  • Teaching specializations

  • Understanding of community arts education

  • Interest in and understanding of the field of piano pedagogy

  • Strong organizational skills

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, as well as strong interpersonal and communication skills

  • Additional skill sets including, but not limited to, web design, event management, marketing, social media, administration

 

The Frances Clark Center for Keyboard Pedagogy is a not-for-profit educational institution 501(c)(3). The Frances Clark Center advances its goals and serves local, national, and international audiences through The New School for Music Study, National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy (NCKP), Teacher Education, Piano Education Press, and peer-reviewed periodicals, Piano Magazine, Journal for Piano Research, and Piano Inspires Kids. The online hub, PianoInspires.com, provides a virtual gathering place for piano professionals and extensive teacher education offerings nationally and internationally..

 

The Frances Clark Center for Keyboard Pedagogy is an equal opportunity employer. We are dedicated to providing a fair and inclusive employment environment for all, and we encourage applications from individuals of every background. The Frances Clark Center embraces the diversity of its local, national, and international communities, and does not discriminate against any beneficiary of service, employee, or applicant for employment because of race, creed, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, disability, age, or veteran status. It is also the Frances Clark Center’s policy to comply with all applicable national and local laws pertaining to nondiscrimination and equal opportunity.

 

Applicants should use this form to submit a cover letter, resume or curriculum vitae, two (2) teaching videos (maximum 20 minutes) including precollege students, and the names of three (3) references. Please direct any questions to rmpennington@nsmspiano.org.

 

Review of applications will begin on February 15, 2024 and will continue until the position is filled.

Part-time Piano Faculty Openings

 

The New School for Music Study is a nationally recognized leading institution for music education. It serves over 300 students and maintains a faculty of over 20 piano teachers, as well as national teacher education programs. It is a highly collaborative, collegial, and inclusive faculty environment, focused upon the effective instruction of every student. All faculty members are active performers, and many are prominent presenters and researchers in the field of piano pedagogy. The faculty are supported by the administrative leadership team that manages all school enrollment and business.

 

Position Description: 

The position includes the following responsibilities:

  • Teach individual weekly piano lessons to a range of learners including pre-college and adult students, ranging from elementary to advanced

  • Participate in school recitals and programs

  • Contribute to the growth and development of the school’s programs and initiatives

  • Participate in professional development and teacher education

 

Salary: 

Competitive with nonprofit community music school scale and commensurate with experience.

 

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in piano, piano pedagogy, related discipline or equivalent experience

  • Minimum of 3 years prior teaching experience

  • Record of success working with students of a range of levels in individual and group piano instruction

  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, with a record of professional activity and community engagement

 

Application Submission: 

Please submit the following through the application form below:

  • Current resume

  • Names and contact information for 3 references

  • 3 video samples of teaching

  • Additional Supporting Materials: performance videos, personal statement, philosophy of teaching

 

 

 

The Frances Clark Center embraces the diversity of its local, national and international communities, and does not discriminate against any beneficiary of service, employee, or applicant for employment because of race, creed, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, disability, age, or veteran status. It is also the Frances Clark Center’s policy to comply with all applicable national and local laws pertaining to nondiscrimination and equal opportunity.

 

The Frances Clark Center for Keyboard Pedagogy is a not-for-profit educational institution 501(c)(3). The Frances Clark Center advances its goals and serves local, national, and international audiences through The New School for Music Study, National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy (NCKP), Teacher Education, Piano Education Press, and peer-reviewed periodicals, Piano Magazine, Journal for Piano Research, and Piano Inspires Kids. The online hub, PianoInspires.com, provides a virtual gathering place for piano professionals and extensive teacher education offerings nationally and internationally.

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