Work With A Child’s Song!
Current Employment Opportunities
- Violin and Strings Educator
Please research our organization before applying, as this information will give you an idea of the philosophy of teaching aspired by the organization, and will help you understand how applicants might fit in.
If you are interested in applying for a teaching position after researching us, please email your resume to Cindy Trost at firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls, please. Suitable applicants will be contacted for an interview.
What is provided by A Child’s Song for the Educator:
- Name recognition. A Child’s Song has an outstanding presence in the community; a name associated with quality, excellence, dependability, loyalty, and longevity.
- The opportunity to impact your community through involvement with a local non-profit organization.
- Our professional office staff handles all phone, mail, email correspondence.
- Our office keeps track of student information and registrations.
- Classes and lessons are scheduled with optimum use of your time.
- Prices are established by the organization for the classes, materials, recitals, and such.
- Tuition and fees are collected by our office; financial end of the business is handled for you.
- Our office handles collections, orders, and provides materials for the students.
- Educators are paid for classes whether or not the student shows up for class, (unless there are extenuating circumstances).
- Our office sets up trial classes and placements of students in your classes within you available timeframes.
- Offices handles absences and schedules of occasional make-ups (make-ups only permitted in extenuating circumstances).
- Our office schedules your classes around your availability with minimal or no breaks between students.
- Our organization teaches 44 weeks per year. Therefore, no classes are scheduled during holiday weeks or between sessions giving you much needed and deserved breaks.
- Students provide their own Instruments. Pianos are available in most studio rooms.
- Optional recitals are planned quarterly.
In short, A Child’s Song takes all the legal and business risks so that educators get to do what they do best: teach!
Why Teach with Us?
As a music educator, you can either teach privately in your own home, in students’ homes, or you can teach in a music store or school – both have upsides and downsides. If you teach in your home or students’ homes, the upside is you can keep all of the money you charge to the student. Since you may not have expenses like rent, a receptionist or advertising you do not have to pay out a percentage of overhead costs. There are also downsides of teaching in your home or your students’ homes. The legal risk can be daunting; to insure yourself can be very expensive. It can be difficult, time-consuming, and expensive to market yourself.
Even if you are a talented musician and well-liked teacher, it can take a long time for referrals and word of mouth to fill your schedule. If you are driving to students’ houses you also have to factor in the driving time between students which limits the amount of teaching you can actually do, not to mention the cost and inconvenience of driving your own vehicle all around town and not having control of the teaching environment. The other downside of teaching on your own can be the difficulty in enforcing your attendance and payment policies. You must be the administrator, enforcer, and collection agent to actually receive the money due you. No one likes being a collection agent. It can be difficult to concentrate on your teaching while trying to keep track of who owes money and to make sure you are paid. It can also be difficult to enforce your teaching policies and have your time respected. When you teach independently you are operating in a vacuum without support from administration, other educators with the ability to collaborate and commiserate regarding the job you are doing. Recitals and other opportunities to showcase your student’s talents and achievements, and even your own takes a lot of time, money, and effort.
Now let’s look at teaching with our organization. The downside is you don’t get paid as much per student. Teaching rates that in-home teachers and music schools charge are usually pretty similar. In a teaching organization, the pay per student to the teacher is lower because of rent, marketing, receptionists and other expenses. The upside can be having a consistently full schedule of students each day. Being paid a little less per student but having multiple students in a day will mean you earn more overall. Another upside to teaching with our organization is that you do not have any administration or collections hassles. You only have to focus on the teaching. Also, our organization provides a professional educational environment that is stimulating to the students without the distractions of a home. We offer many student incentives that help to keep students motivated and coming back for more. You also have opportunities to share strategies with other teachers in our organization. These are the general differences between teaching on your own and teaching in a music school or store.
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