Careers

Manchester Community Music School serves over 1,500 individuals each year through a wide array of high quality programs including early childhood classes, private lessons, Suzuki, ensembles, music therapy, summer camps, and community outreach programs.

Teaching Positions

We are always looking for talented faculty. If you’re interested in being considered to teach at the Music School, please submit your resume and cover letter.

Music Therapist Positions

We are looking for a Board Certified Music Therapist. Full job description is listed below. If you are a Board-Certified Music Therapist and wish to submit an application please send your resume and cover letter to Director of Music Therapy, Suzanne Denu, MT-BC at suzannedenu@mcmusicschool.org.

Music Therapy Internship Programming at MCMS

MCMS is pleased to offer the opportunity for community-based field experience for qualified music therapy students under the supervision of Board Certified Music Therapists on staff. As a community-based setting, MCMS offers the opportunity for the intern to gain valuable experience with individuals of all ages who may:

  • Identify as neurodivergent
  • Have an intellectual disability
  • Have a physical disability
  • At-risk youth

Typical settings the intern can expect to experience may include:

  • Individual and group sessions on site at MCMS
  • Individual sessions (related service/IEP-based or private pay) sessions at a client’s home or local school
  • Group sessions at a local school, community-based service, or outreach partnership site (e.g., YMCA, Center for New Americans, etc.)

If you wish to discuss the possibility of a music therapy internship at MCMS please contact Director of Music Therapy, Suzanne Denu, MT-BC at suzannedenu@mcmusicschool.org.

Staff Positions

Director of Education

Overview:

Manchester Community Music School (MCMS) is seeking a passionate and experienced individual to serve as Director of Education. This key leadership role serves as an advisor to the Executive Director on programming and is responsible for overseeing all aspects of educational programming and student engagement initiatives within the institution. The Director of Education will work closely with the communication and development team to accurately share the impact of programming.

Responsibilities:

Program Management:

  • Oversee the day-to-day operations of all educational programs, including private lessons, group classes, ensembles, workshops, and outreach initiatives.
  • Coordinate scheduling, staffing, and resources to optimize program delivery and student learning experiences.
  • Monitor program enrollment, retention, and satisfaction, making adjustments as needed to meet the needs of diverse student populations.

Faculty Development and Supervision:

  • Recruit, train, and mentor a team of qualified music instructors.
  • Provide ongoing support and professional development opportunities to enhance teaching effectiveness and student engagement.
  • Conduct regular performance evaluations and promote a culture of excellence and collaboration among faculty members.
  • Student Support and Engagement:
  • Foster a welcoming and inclusive learning environment that nurtures the musical growth and personal development of all students.
  • Facilitate communication and collaboration between students, parents, faculty, and staff to address individual learning needs and goals.

Community Outreach and Partnerships:

  • Cultivate relationships with schools, community organizations, and other stakeholders to expand access to music education and promote MCMS programs and services.
  • Collaborate on joint initiatives, special events, and fundraising efforts to support the mission and sustainability of MCMS.
  • Represent MCMS at local, regional, and national forums to advocate for the value of music education and the arts in society.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in music education, music performance, or a related field.
  • Minimum of 5 years of teaching experience in a music school or community music program.
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities and experience managing educational programs and personnel. Preferably 3+ years of experience.
  • Strong understanding of music theory, pedagogy, and instructional methods across a variety of musical genres and instruments.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in music education.
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with stakeholders from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • Proficiency with educational technology and software applications relevant to music instruction and administration.

The Director of Education reports to the Executive Director of Manchester Community Music School and works collaboratively with other members of the administrative team to advance the mission and strategic goals of the organization. 

This is a 30-hour salaried position with benefits.

Director of Performance and Music Faculty Recruitment

Overview:

Manchester Community Music School (MCMS) is seeking a dynamic and experienced individual to serve as the Director of Performance and Music Faculty Recruitment. This position plays a crucial role in shaping the musical landscape of our institution by overseeing performance programs, coordinating faculty performances, and spearheading faculty recruitment efforts. The ideal candidate will possess a strong background in music, performance, and administration, with a passion for fostering a vibrant musical community. This is a part-time position.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in music, music education, arts administration, or related field

(Master’s degree preferred).

  • Demonstrated experience in performance administration, concert production, or related areas.
  • Strong musical background with proficiency in one or more instruments or vocal performance.
  • Excellent organizational, communication, attention to details and interpersonal skills.
  • Proven ability to recruit, develop, and support a diverse faculty community.
  • Knowledge of current trends and best practices in music education and performance.
  • Commitment to fostering an inclusive and supportive musical environment for students, faculty, and staff.

Key Responsibilities:

Music for Hire Coordination:

  • Curate and organize performance opportunities for Music for Hire program.
  • Collaborate with faculty and staff to ensure high-quality performances that showcase the talent and diversity of MCMS’s community.

 Faculty Performance Coordination:

  • Coordinate faculty performance series, including scheduling, repertoire selection, rehearsal coordination, and performance logistics.
  • Foster a supportive environment for faculty members to showcase their talents and contribute to the musical life of MCMS.
  • Facilitate collaboration among faculty members, students, and guest artists to create enriching performance experiences.

Student Programs:

  • Collaborate with faculty and staff to feature a student of the month.
  • Work with office manager and marketing director to highlight student to the community.
  • Coordinate recognition of graduating seniors.
  • Organize and oversee annual performance competition for MCMS and community music students.
  • Organize and oversee masterclasses throughout the academic year.

 Faculty Recruitment and Development:

  • Lead recruitment efforts to attract highly qualified and diverse music faculty members.
  • Coordinate faculty hiring processes, including job postings, candidate review, interviews, and selection.
  • Assist with new faculty onboarding.

Program Evaluation and Enhancement:

  • Regularly assess the effectiveness of performance programs and faculty performances through feedback mechanisms, evaluation surveys, and performance reviews.
  • Identify areas for program enhancement and innovation to ensure continued excellence in performance offerings.

Community Engagement and Outreach:

  • Represent MCMS at community events, concerts, and networking opportunities to raise awareness and support for the institution.
  • Collaborate with marketing and communications staff to develop promotional materials and strategies for performance events.

The Director of Performance and Music Faculty Recruitment will report directly to the Executive Director of Manchester Community Music School and work closely with the administrative team and faculty.

This is a 20 hour/week position with salaried compensation and benefits.