The Salvation Army - Central Territory

  • Music Instructor/Blue Island, IL

    Job Locations US-IL-Blue Island
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Music & Gospel Arts
    Regular Part-Time
  • Overview



    Do you want to use your skills and talents to make a lasting difference in the world?  The Salvation Army is the fourth largest charity in the United States and is an international organization based on Biblical principles created to help people in need.  We are mission-driven, diverse, collaborative, and focused on positive results for people. Join us in making a difference.


    POSITION TITLE:                              Music Instructor         


    LOCATION/DEPT:                             Blue Island Cross Generation           


    REPORTS TO:                                   Corps Officers


    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 within the schools and/or Corps to lead or assist in music or other arts programs as assigned. Implement the lesson plans and curriculum which will be provided by the corps music director, lead music teacher, or DMGA.
    1. With the corps leadership, help plan the LTMB recitals at the corps and help prep the corps music program to participate in the LTMB concert at the end of each school year.
    1. 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.
    1. Assist with ensuring the music performances and activities heighten the awareness of the purpose of the Corps in the community.
    1. Encourage participants to attend summer camps which will lead them to develop further talents and make spiritual decisions.
    1. Must be willing to gain knowledge of the Salvation Army music and programs.
    1. All other duties as assigned.



    This position reports to the Corps Officer.

    This position works closely with the corps music director, lead music teacher, or DMGA.

    In contacts related to this position’s duties, this individual acts as a representative of The Salvation Army and its mission.



    • A minimum of 2 years music experience working with children/adults.
    • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree is preferred, or working towards a degree in music, or extensive experience teaching music.
    • Proficiency in music theory and in a primary instrument
    • Performance experience is preferred.
    • Valid Driver’s license/MVR clearance.



    • Willing to promote the mission of The Salvation Army.
    • A personal knowledge of music, including performance, education and theory.
    • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Strong leadership and organizational skills.
    • 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.



    • This individual will only commit Army resources that have been allocated or approved.
    • All Salvation Army owned equipment that is being used by the individual will be returned at the end of employment before the final check is issued.
    • This individual will keep the Corps Officer informed on all critical issues relating to their area of responsibility.
    • This individual will adhere to all policies and procedures in carrying out the responsibilities of this position.



    • This position is required to do moderate physical work and must be able to lift 20 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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