The Salvation Army - Central Territory

Assistant Music Instructor/Mayfair/Chicago

Job Locations US-IL-Chicago
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Regular Part-Time




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POSITION TITLE:                 Assistant Music Instructor  


LOCATION/DEPT:                Mayfair Corps


REPORTS TO:                      Music School Director


FLSA CATEGORY:               Non-Exempt


STATUS TYPE:                     Flexible Part-Time



Work with children and adults in the Corps and community to plan and implement a music program which will include teaching theory, performance skills, music and values.



  1. Work under the direction of the Music School Director within the schools and/or Corps to assist in music or other arts programs as assigned. Assist in implementing the lesson plans and curriculum which will be provided by the Music School Director or Lead Music Instructor.
  2. Assist in preparing the music program for corps recitals and assist in preparing the music program for the LTMB concert at the end of each school year.
  3. Encourage participants to work towards a goal and sense of accomplishment in developing musical abilities.  Encourage participants to discover and develop skills and talents that will heighten their self-esteem, increase school/program pride, and involve them in positive activities.
  4. Assist with ensuring the music performances and activities heighten the awareness of the purpose of the Corps in the community.
  5. Encourage participants to attend summer camps which will lead them to develop further talents and make spiritual decisions.
  6.  Must be willing to gain knowledge of the Salvation Army music and programs.
  7. All other duties as assigned.



  • A minimum of 1 years’ music experience working with children/adults.
  • Proficiency in music theory and in a primary instrument
  • Performance experience is preferred.



  • A personal knowledge of music, including performance, education and theory.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong leadership and organizational skills.
  • A valid driver’s license and the ability to pass the MVR check.
  • Must be a team player, self-starter, and follow through with assignments until completion.
  • A positive attitude and the ability to be flexible in light of changing job situations/priorities.
  • A strong commitment to support and promote the mission of The Salvation Army.



  • This position is required to do light physical work and must be able to lift 25 pounds.
  • In order to successfully perform the essential functions of this position, the employee is regularly required to use instruments and equipment needed in a music program.  Frequent use of standard office equipment and a PC also required. 
  • The work environment for this position includes a program environment with a moderate to high noise level.  


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