Homemade Jam Instructional Assistant (Music)

Cathedral Park Performing Arts Collective is hiring a Homemade Jam Instructor Assistant. Cathedral Park Performing Arts Collective (CPPAC) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) located in the St. Johns neighborhood of Portland, Oregon. Our mission is to engage the community through the performing arts by providing high quality, meaningful performance experiences to students and audiences in music and theatre.

Key Responsibilities: 
As part of the Intergenerational Program at Cathedral Park Performing Arts Collective, Homemade Jam is intended for musicians and music-lovers of ALL AGES and ALL SKILL LEVELS. We'll play everything from ol' standards and favorite folk tunes to well-known pop hits from decades past and present. Emphasis will be placed on listening and creating music as a group, complimenting, harmonizing, and soloing with a large group. Members of this group will also have the experience of performing in front of an audience in our end-of-term community celebrations on-site at Harvest Homes. The Instructional Assistant for Homemade Jam is responsible for supporting the instructor and group members during these weekly Homemade Jam sessions.

-Complete and pass background check prior to start date
-Arrive 10 minutes prior to start time to assist instructor with set-up.
-Check in with instructor before group starts to learn which songs and activities are planned for the day.
-Anticipate/confirm needs to best support the group.
-Help with page turns and communicating which song/page is upcoming.
-Engage with group members through conversation and general encouragement.
-Communicate group member needs to the instructor as they arise.
-Maintain a positive and encouraging approach to the group and all people in it.

-Strong musicianship skills
-Min. 2 years experience in music, music therapy, classroom assistance, or related experience
-Experience working with groups of children and adults in educational settings
-Strong written and verbal communication skills
-Ability to collaborate with an instructor and provide flexible support as needed
-Open to receiving constructive feedback and engaging in new ways to strengthen program offerings for CPPAC students
-Must be available for all class dates and times listed

Salary/Wage: $15-25 (based on experience)

Contact Name: Audrey Voon

Contact Email Address: info@cathedralparkarts.org

Website: http://cathedralparkarts.org/about/#jobs

Application Open Until: 4/2/2018

How to Apply: To apply, send letter of interest, three professional references, and resume to us via email at: info@cathedralparkarts.org. Or, mail materials to: CPPAC, PO Box 31094, Portland, OR 97231.

Any additional information:: Preference given to those who can commit to assisting these classes for the remainder of the 2017-2018 school year. Position open until filled.