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The North End Music & Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) is a non-profit arts organization operating in the North End, Charlestown, and other neighborhoods in the City of Boston. We are growing and expanding our team – we value and lead with Excellence, Collaboration, Equity, Creativity, and Love – and we hope you may be interested in joining our team!

Join Our Team and Make a Positive Impact

NEMPAC exists to enrich lives through accessible, exceptional music education and performing arts programs that embrace our vibrant, inclusive, and diverse communities.

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  • We believe the arts are an expression of our shared humanity.
  • We believe the arts are an antidote to stress, a source of comfort and hope, and an innate connection builder.
  • We believe the arts transform a neighborhood into a community.
  • We believe in creating a space that fosters a healthy discourse around complex and challenging topics.
  • We center our NEMPAC programs and mission around Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging – and have taken action to advance this within our organization – especially over the last two years. Our plans ahead will help us continue making progress in this direction.

The NEMPAC 2023-2026 Strategic Plan is centered around Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging. We are taking action to advance this without the leadership of our organization as well as throughout our faculty and staff. Most recently, we opened a new building and are also expanding farther into neighborhoods across the City of Boston – our doors are now wide open for us. We are settling into what will be smart and sustainable for us as a mission-driven community arts organization with deep roots in our communities – and we have several new opportunities to join our team!

NEMPAC encourages BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, people with disabilities, and other communities historically underrepresented in arts administration spaces to apply.

WE ARE HIRING!

NEMPAC encourages BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, people with disabilities, and other communities historically underrepresented in arts administration spaces to apply.

Current openings include:

-> Private and Small Group Piano and/or Guitar Instructors

-> Private Music Instructors (Woodwinds, Brass, Violin, Cello, Piano, Guitar, Voice)

Please view all opportunities on hireculture.org.

LEADERSHIP ROLES:

FACULTY & STAFF POSITIONS:

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Private Piano Instructor(s)

The North End Music & Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) is seeking 1-2 instructors to teach PRIVATE LESSONS IN PIANO (a plus if the instructor can teach an additional instrument such as voice, guitar, or violin) at our partner schools, the Eliot School in the North End and the Harvard Kent School in Charlestown. The instructor(s) will teach all ages and levels and should love teaching students ages 5 and above. We are looking for instructors who are enthusiastic, organized, and are excellent at communication with both families and administration.

Teaching day(s) available:

  • Tuesdays at the Harvard Kent School from 4:15 – 6:15
  • Wednesdays and/or Thursdays at the Eliot School from 3:15 – 6:15

Job Description:

NEMPAC’s private lessons are split into two 16-week sessions throughout the year (Sept – Jan and Feb – June). Each session has a culminating recital for students to share their progress and growth! In addition to the recitals, there are ample performance opportunities for students throughout the year such as December holiday events and our annual Perform-a-thon.

Compensation: $42 – $45 / hr DOE / 1099

Teaching Responsibilities Include:

  • Teach private piano instruction within your studio
  • Communicate effectively with parents/guardians regarding homework, practice goals, etc.
  • Complete goal setting and progress sheets for each student
  • Ensure consistency in each student’s learning.
  • Attend occasional faculty meetings and participate in both session end recitals.
  • Prepare students for bi-annual recitals

Qualifications:

  • Skilled in piano performance and pedagogy (a plus if another guitar, violin, or voice can be taught in addition to piano!)
  • Comfortable working with students of all ages and levels and assisting and preparing students with our special events/recitals.
  • At least one-two years of teaching experience, particularly in a private setting, and be committed to promoting the growth of their studios.
  • Exceptional communication and organizational skills.
  • An undergraduate degree in music performance or education or relevant experience is required
  • Enjoy working in a community music school setting and embody NEMPAC’s mission of making music education accessible for ALL.

Deadline to Apply: February 17th

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In-School Teaching Artist: Middle School Music Appreciation & Technology

The North End Music & Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) is seeking a qualified teaching artist to teach music appreciation and music technology at our Boston Public Schools school partner, the Warren Prescott K-8 School for the remainder of the 2022-223 school year. The teaching artist should love teaching students in Grades 6 (age 11) toGrade 8 (age 13). We are looking for someone with experience teaching middle school students, especially in a classroom setting who is enthusiastic, positive, organized, and is excellent at communication.

Schedule:

Monday through Friday from 8:40 – 9:35 a.m. Five total work hours per week. The teaching artist will teach two sixth grade, two seventh grade, and one eighth grade class per week.

The position will report directly to the NEMPAC Educational Director. The Teaching Artist will work in collaboration with the Warren Prescott administration, especially to develop curriculum plans that will best suit the needs of the students and the school.

The teaching artist will teach grades 6 to 8 and will have the ability to create an innovative curriculum that will result in the most influential music experience.

Compensation:

This position is hourly non-exempt, salaried, with hourly rate commensurate with experience but between $45-$54/hour. Competitive benefits include a 401K matching plan, discounted program enrollment at NEMPAC, and access to NEMPAC facility space.

Teaching Responsibilities Include:

  • Teach engaging lessons in music appreciation and music technology to grades 6 through 8.
  • Manage classrooms of up to 25 students with support of one paraprofessional
  • Communicate effectively with Warren Prescott School and NEMPAC administration.
  • Complete and submit curriculum to NEMPAC Educational Director in a timely manner
  • Ensure consistency in each student’s learning.
  • Attend occasional faculty meetings

Qualifications:

  • Embody NEMPAC’s mission of making arts education accessible for ALL.
  • Have a positive attitude!
  • Exceptional communication, collaboration, and organizational skills.
  • Excellent classroom management
  • An undergraduate degree in music education or other relevant degree is required. a MA teaching license is a plus.
  • At least 2 – 3 years prior professional teaching experience in a classroom setting, preferably in a middle school with students ages 11 – 13
  • Be passionate about teaching music to children, with an openness to teaching repertoire of different cultures, styles, and genres.
  • Will be assertive in finding opportunities or resources outside of the school day that are available to the students to enhance their in-school music education

The right candidate will understand that they are in a position to transform the lives of their students. The right candidate will prioritize their students overall and will aim for their instruction to inspire them in their own personal and artistic growth as individuals.

Deadline to Apply: February 2nd

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NEMPAC Development Associate Job Description

NEMPAC Mission: Rooted in Boston’s North End, our mission is to enrich lives through
accessible, exceptional music education and performing arts programs that embrace our vibrant,
inclusive, and diverse communities.

NEMPAC Vision: NEMPAC envisions dynamic Boston neighborhoods where music and performing arts fill the city with creativity, spark connections, and inspire us to be our best selves.

Position: Development Associate
Reports to: Development Manager

Job Description:

The NEMPAC Development Associate reports to the Development Manager and is an organized, eager individual with a connection to the arts and a passion for building revenue streams for organizations like NEMPAC with a mission to enrich lives through accessible, exceptional music education and performing arts programs.

The Development Associate will support the fundraising and development operations of NEMPAC, including working in our donation client relationship management system, performing basic administrative duties, overseeing our bi-monthly e-newsletter creation and execution, and supporting new pathways to fundraising that are community-centered and personalized. The role is part-time, mostly in-person, with flexible work hour scheduling. Must be available for occasional nights and weekends to support special events/programs.

NEMPAC encourages BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, people with disabilities, and other communities historically underrepresented in arts administration spaces to apply.

Expectations and Accountability:

  • Performs various development operations tasks, including acknowledgments, gift entry, and donor record keeping:
    • Handles weekly donor acknowledgments letters, ensuring the appropriate tax information
    • Ensures data integrity through accurate data entry and ongoing clean-up efforts
    • Generates reports as needed, including outstanding pledge receivable reports for Development Manager and monthly donation summaries for Finance Manager
  • Assists Development Manager with Annual Fundraising Campaigns and Events supporting NEMPAC’s annual fundraising goals.
    • Helps coordinate design and content with the support of the development manager and graphic designer
    • Help engage donors in Sustaining Partners monthly giving program
    • Helps coordinate raffles or auction items (including creation of signage, set-up in auction software, etc)
    • Helps coordinate aspects of fundraiser events, including communications with families during annual Perform-a-thon scholarship fundraiser
    • Engages with NEMPAC volunteers on opportunities to support events
  • Drafts institutional bi-weekly e-newsletters: collecting content submissions from the NEMPAC team, and performing layout and editing as needed.
  • Occasional work in canva or in-design on basic images or graphics for communications
  • Supports community development for professional performances and community events
    • Uploads event attendee contacts and donations from Open Mic Nights, Community Events, and public concerts into donor CRM
  • May support grant narratives and research on occasion
  • Using a program book template, will help layout concert or program book for major events and will review any drafted programs from the Educational or Performance Program Teams
  • Participate in weekly in-person meeting with Development Team and monthly staff meetings
  • Other development tasks/duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of music and performing arts preferred
  • Attention to detail, especially as related to accurate data entry in CRM, reporting, etc.
  • Strong writing skills; previous experience with communications is a plus
  • Time management and ability to stay organized
  • Confidentiality when handling sensitive donor information
  • Ability to learn various software programs quickly, including CRM and email marketing software
  • Availability for occasional evening or weekend events as needed
  • Positive attitude, collaborative spirit, and passion for bringing the arts to the community

Compensation: Between 20 to 25 hours per week, between $19 to $22 hourly commensurate with experience, 401K Benefits and matching, PTO, Health Insurance Reimbursement Provided.

We Believe in Empowerment

NEMPAC believes we are all musicians and performers. We are committed to diversity and inclusion. We aspire to build a diverse staff team and community. We embrace people of all backgrounds and invite them to join us.

NEMPAC strives to involve our instructors beyond their classes by hiring them for professional performances, teaching artist workshops, additional educational events, and more! As a NEMPAC instructor, you will have access to our practice studios when available, faculty discounts, professional development opportunities, and support and guidance from our education coordinator and director on an ongoing basis.

You will be joining a community of esteemed faculty, passionate administrators, and supportive families. NEMPAC instructors take pride in the relationships they build with the students in their classes and prepare them to continue their artistic journey beyond their classes. NEMPAC believes that everyone is a performer and aims for all curriculum to be crafted with an emphasis on holistic, social-emotional learning and development while also engaging students’ creative expression!

NEMPAC Diversity Statement

Included in our organizational values is diversity. NEMPAC believes we are all musicians and performers. We are committed to diversity and inclusion. We aspire to build a diverse staff team and community. We embrace people of all backgrounds and invite them to join us.

NEMPAC Anti-Discrimination Policy

NEMPAC is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal, state, and local fair employment practices laws. NEMPAC does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, gender, gender expression or identity, pregnancy, age, national origin (ancestry), ethnicity, physical or mental disability, citizenship status, familial status, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, criminal record, military status, in any of its programs or operations or any other factor protected by law. These programs and operations include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of employees and contracted staff, selection of volunteers, faculty, artists, and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, board leadership, students, neighbors, volunteers, contractors, vendors, and friends.

NEMPAC complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), as amended by the ADA Amendments Act, and all applicable state or local law. Consistent with those requirements, NEMPAC will reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with a disability if such accommodation would allow the individual to perform the essential functions of the job, unless doing so would create an undue hardship. If you believe you need an accommodation, contact NEMPAC Facilities and Operations Coordinator at sallen@nempacboston.org or 857-239-9997

NEMPAC will also, where appropriate, provide reasonable accommodations for an employee’s religious beliefs or practices.