Conservatory Teacher (Part-Time)

Rider University

Princeton, NJ

ID: 7175635 (Ref.No. 23A300461)
Posted: September 1, 2023
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Position Description

Westminster Conservatory, the community music school of Rider University, seeks part-time Conservatory teaching, accompanying, and conducting positions for 2023-2024 academic year in the following areas:

  • Saxophone and clarinet (traditional and jazz)
  • Violin/Viola (traditional and/or Suzuki)
  • Cello (traditional and/or Suzuki)
  • Theory
  • Early Childhood Group Classes
  • Accompanists

Position Requirements

Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in music with a concentration in the area of instruction.   Must have demonstrated experience teaching and/or working with children from ages 6 through high school in order to be considered.  As a part-time teaching position, candidates must be willing to offer teaching hours within the following time frames (weekdays from 3:30 pm on and/or Saturday from 9am – 4pm).  Candidates will be asked to offer in-person instruction on the main campus in Princeton, NJ and/or at an extension site.  Remote teaching is optional.

Position Preferred Qualifications/Experience

Strong pedagogical background in their area of instruction, extensive knowledge of teaching methods, supplementary repertoire, and methodology for developing necessary technical skills.  Prefer candidates with experience as performers (solo, chamber, ensemble) and with chamber music (coaching, performance).

About Rider University

The Rider University community is composed of faculty, staff and students from a wide range of cultural backgrounds.

Rider University is committed to fostering an inclusive, vibrant living and learning community that embraces students, faculty and staff of all backgrounds and enables them to achieve success.

Through reflection and open, respectful dialogue, we develop responsible citizens who demonstrate academic understanding and compassion to grow and serve as leaders in a diverse and global world.

Candidates with a demonstrated commitment supportive of the multicultural needs of Rider University and the surrounding community are highly desired.

Rider University is consistently ranked as a best college by U.S. News and World Report, The Wall Street Journal and The Princeton Review. For more than a decade, Rider has also been recognized in The Princeton Review’s Guide to Green Colleges for its sustainability efforts.
Rider University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer dedicated to excellence through diversity. 

Special Instructions to Applicants

The completion of a background check is required for all new hires.