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Mentor Teacher Supervisor

Job responsibilities include:

  • On-site visits to mentor music teachers (average 3 days/week)
  • Design an achievable professional development plan to strengthen music teachers’ skills, leverage the individual teacher’s current skillset and capitalizing on their strengths
  • Provide actionable feedback to music teachers and document their progress
  • Assist, guide and train music teachers in developing musical activities, lesson plans, curriculum, assessment strategies, producing performances based on ETM-LA benchmarks and training materials
  • Assist with the management of school partnerships, including relationship and communications with school leadership
  • Coordinate professional development workshops for academic teachers and parent engagement workshops
  • Contribute to ETM-LA’s professional development knowledge base, resources and overall teacher training capabilities.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education with state certification (out of state considered)
  • Two years primary or secondary classroom music teaching experience
  • Expertise in choir, string orchestra and/or band
  • Vocal/instrumental performance capabilities
  • Musical theory and notation literacy
  • Understanding of music pedagogy and curriculum
  • Knowledge of specific musical repertoire and genres
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Computer literate, including MS Office Suite


  • Master’s Degree
  • 5 years primary or secondary classroom teaching experience (preferably inner-city)
  • Staff/project management experience
  • Advanced vocal or instrumental performance capabilities, particularly guitar, piano and vocal
  • Choral/instrumental conducting
  • State teacher certification
  • Advanced practical understanding of music pedagogy, educational theory and child development
  • Additional certification, i.e., Orff, Kodaly, Dalcroze and/or other music teaching pedagogies

Interested candidates should submit a one-page cover letter (400 words maximum) and a one-page current resume, along with the following:

1. Philosophy of Music Education statement. 
2. Names and Contact Info of three professional references
3. Employment Application Form

Submit Application to: Program Director Ryan Rowles: or Fax: 818-433-7601

Please include in the Subject Line: ETM-LA Music Teacher Position