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General Music Summer Camp Instructor

This summer (2021) ETM-LA is proud to offer Summer Camps with several of our partner schools throughout LA County.  ETM-LA is seeking music teachers that will lesson plan, teach and create a fun and engaging learning environment for K-8 students this summer.

We are looking for both virtual and in-person teachers.  The date range for our multiple camps is June 21, 2021-July 26,2021.   Programs run 2-4 weeks (varies by school site/program)


Job Responsibilities:

  • Prepare and teach a fun, engaging, differentiated, age appropriate, grade specific music lessons based on California & National benchmarks
  • Guide student behavior and class management to maintain an optimal learning environment
  • Create an online environment that is visually engaging, responsive to student needs and organized
  • Provide a positive and safe learning environment by establishing a clear and consistent classroom management
  • Work with ETM-LA’s administrative staff to assess and guide the program
  • Make connections to English Language Arts and other academic subjects (dependent on school site)


  • Bachelor’s degree (for internship, rising seniors at the undergraduate level acceptable)
  • Experience in music classroom teaching in general music and/or choir with evidence of success desired
  • Experience teaching groups of 15 or more elementary-and middle-school aged students
  • Access to a secured network and a laptop or PC to provide distance learning is highly preferred
  • Bi-lingual a plus (especially Spanish or Chinese)
  • Additional ability to accompany students (i.e., keyboard, guitar)

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Demonstrated knowledge and proven music skill/ability in voice and/or musical theater, and/or instrumental (Brass, Woodwind, Percussion, Orchestral Strings)
  • Specialized knowledge of specific musical repertoire and genres, particularly choral
  • Possess strong interpersonal and collaborative skills
  • Proficient in online learning platforms (Zoom, Google Classroom, RingCentral, etc.)
  • Ability to think creatively and strategically
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to work well and enjoy working with children and being part of a collaborative team with other music teachers and ETM-LA staff
  • Ability to follow instructions
  • Strive and remain committed to the mission of the organization

Physical Abilities: If teaching in person

  • Lift and move musical equipment, materials and supplies
  • Clean the music room
  • Maintain inventory and secure classroom instruments, including ukuleles, guitars, replacing drum heads, proper storage, etc.

Pay & Work Schedule:

  • Teaching rate anticipated hiring range: $27.00-$42.00 per hour, dependent upon qualifications and experience; $25.00 per hour for lesson planning and training
  • Hours: Part-Time; 8:00 AM-2:00 PM (number of hours worked per week will vary dependent upon assigned camp site)

General Information:

  • Interested candidates should submit a one-page cover letter (400 words maximum) and a one-page current resume, along with the following:
    • Two (2) sample lesson plans: one general music lesson (Grades K, 1 or 2); one general music lesson (Grades 3, 4 or 5)
    • Names and contact information of three (3) professional references
    • Employment application
  • A live scan must be completed satisfactorily. Failure to satisfactorily complete the live scan may affect the application status of applicants
  • The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements as a condition of employment


Equal Employment Opportunity:

ETM-LA provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.


*Submit application via e-mail to Director of Programs, Deidre Racoma at: Please include in the Subject Line: ETM-LA General Music Summer Camp Instructor