Supplemental Instructor - Suzuki Music Program

Employer
Amarillo College
Location
Amarillo, TX
Closing date
Oct 21, 2021

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At Amarillo College, our students are the priority. It is our mission and our responsibility to enrich their lives by helping them identify an educational pathway that will lead to success in life. It is therefore required that every team member, regardless of job title or duties, be responsible, first and foremost, for assisting students in every way.

The Amarillo College Suzuki Program is accepting applications, cover letters, and resumes for part-time instructors to teach private lessons, group lessons and other related content.

The Amarillo College Suzuki Program, founded in 1977, and is a well-established program in the panhandle of Texas. We currently have close to 150 students, ages 3-18, registered in violin, viola, cello, flute, guitar, piano and harp. Amarillo is a town rich in arts and culture, with possibilities to perform with a professional symphony, opera, several theater outlets and numerous church and other performance venues. With a registered SAA violin teacher trainer in our program and music graduate programs at nearby West Texas A&M University, advanced training and educational opportunities are available in our area. Please visit www.actx.edu/suzuki for more information about our program.

Additional teaching opportunities may exist within the Amarillo College Music Department, based on the candidate's qualifications and experience.

GENERAL QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

EDUCATION:

  • Required: Bachelor’s Degree, Completion of Suzuki Every Child Can! course, Registered Suzuki training through a minimum of Book 1, with commitment to continue training.

EXPERIENCE:

  • Preferred: Registered SAA Suzuki training levels 1-4 or beyond.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Trained in the Suzuki Method, with instrument proficiency.
  • Must be comfortable teaching beginners and adapting to common terminology and traditions of the existing program.
  • Must be able to pass background check.
  • Good oral and written command of the English language and grammar is required.
  • Ability to work under stress, work independently and as a team member, and deal with students in a professional manner.
  • Students met through the AC Suzuki Program will not be allowed to study privately with the hire for 6 months after departure from the AC Suzuki Program. Successful candidate will not teach privately outside of the AC Suzuki Program within a 40-mile radius of Amarillo without written approval of the Suzuki Coordinator.

JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide instruction in their trained instrument, while committing to student engagement, student success, and instructional excellence utilizing a variety of instructional delivery methods and effective use of the Suzuki teaching method.
  • Teach private lessons, up to 2 group classes per week, assist in leading play ins, workshop sessions and community performances as needed.
  • Attend solo recitals, workshops, concerts, fundraising and community outreach events, and Suzuki faculty meetings.
  • Commitment to the Suzuki philosophy and AC Suzuki program teaching environment.
  • Demonstrate competence in his/her teaching field and related technologies.
  • Attend briefings on procedures, advising, registration, and general policy.
  • Complete appropriate administrative paperwork and performance evaluations in a timely manner.
  • Educate themselves regarding College policies.
  • Ensure effective two-way communication at all levels of responsibility.
  • Participate in department, division and college meetings as assigned or required.
  • Assume responsibility for the orderliness of the learning environment and in the appropriate and safe use of instructional facilities and equipment.
  • Required to maintain a high level of professionalism at all times, especially when dealing with resistance or hostility, and to provide an exemplary level of customer service to all internal, external customers, vendors, community leaders, etc.
  • Perform additional related duties as required.
  • As an Amarillo College employee, seek knowledge of and pledge to actively engage in a culture of caring striving to serve students, peers and the community by embracing the AC Core Values: Wow, Family, Fun, Innovation, and Yes!

Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, or sit for extended periods of time, and be able to move materials weighing up to 25 pounds.

Working Conditions: Must be willing to work a flexible schedule (days, nights, weekends, holidays, and varying events if necessary.)

Work Environment: Teaching will primarily occur in the Music Building on the Washington Street campus of Amarillo College.

Salary: Hourly rate of $38 (up to 19 hours per week)

This is a continuous recruitment for an applicant pool to fill adjunct/part time assignments on an as-needed basis. Departments or divisions will refer to the pool of applications on file to fill assignments as needs arise. Applicants will be contacted by the hiring manager should the department/division be interested in scheduling an interview. Applications are valid for one year, at which time applicants with a desire to remain the applicant pool must reapply.

Diversity and Inclusion Statement

Amarillo College is committed to hiring and retaining a racially diverse, culturally competent staff at all levels of the organization who not only reflect the demographics of our clients but also continue to deepen their skills and competencies to serve the full range of our customers.

Promotional Opportunity Policy

Under the Amarillo College Promotional Opportunity Policy, only current appointed or part-time non-appointed employees will be considered for a position during the first five (5) working days from notice or posting.

Organization

Working at Amarillo College

Established in 1929, with 86 students answering the inaugural roll call, Amarillo College today is a vibrant, multi-faceted community college that typically enrolls about 10,000 students in academic classes at six campuses and an outreach center.

In 2018, Amarillo College was named a “Great College to Work For” in The Chronicle of Higher Education’s eleventh annual survey on the academic workplace.

With a proven blend of quality and affordability that makes Texas community colleges so appealing – approximately half of the students enrolled in higher education in Texas attend a community college – Amarillo College provides students with a solid academic foundation, whether they are looking to immediately enter the workforce or proceed to a university.

AC, which enjoys unflagging community support, received a major boost in May of 2019 with passage of an $89 million bond issue. Among the many projects this enables the College to undertake are creation of an Innovation Hub, construction of a First Responders Academy and centralization of Student Life Services.

Amarillo College adopted a Culture of Caring in 2015 and since that time has launched a unique and ambitious No Excuses Poverty Initiative that has garnered national attention for connecting first-generation and/or academically underprepared students with social services structured to help them overcome barriers to success.

The College’s game-changing initiatives led national community college reform leader Achieving the Dream (ATD) to name Amarillo College a co-recipient of its 2019 Leah Meyer Austin Award, a significant national accolade contingent upon measurable improvements in student outcomes.

Over the past six years, Amarillo College opened a counseling center, a legal aid clinic, a career and employment center, and a childcare center. AC also launched an Advocacy and Resource Center, which houses a food pantry and connects students with social services provided by more than 60 local nonprofits.

Since their inception, AC’s initiatives have led to steady gains in A-to-C pass rates, fall-to-fall retention, and three-year graduation/transfer rates, which among first generation students have increased from 12 percent to 21 percent.

Additionally, the percentage of students who attend AC on a full-time basis continues to climb – 75 percent of AC students attended the College part time in 2015, while only 57 percent were part-time students in 2018.

The College enjoyed its largest graduating class ever in May of 2019, when more than 1,000 students were awarded credentials of completion.

 

OUR MISSION & VALUES

The mission of Amarillo College is “enriching the lives of our students and community by helping learners identify and achieve their educational goals.” The mission is driven by our vision to ensure that 70% of our students complete a certificate or degree or transfer within 3 years. Both the mission and vision of the college are lived out among our staff through our Culture of Caring which embodies our five core values: Wow, Innovation, Family, Fun, and Yes.

Caring through WOW: 

Every student and colleague will say "WOW, you were so helpful, supportive, and open" after an interaction with us.

Caring through FUN:   

We will find ways to have fun with each other and celebrate each other.
We will find ways to make our work fun and effective.

Caring through INNOVATION:     

We will see ourselves as "roadblock removers" - for students and for each other.
We will always look for ways to help others and improve our processes.

Caring through FAMILY:     

We will find ways to show we care about our students and each other.
We will readily and effectively share information with each other.
We will approach our interactions with each other with trust and openness.
We will put the needs of others before our own.

Caring through YES: 

We will think "yes" first and find solutions rather than saying "no."
We will be passionate about our jobs and helping each other.

 

ABOUT OUR REGION

Amarillo is the largest city in the 26-county Texas Panhandle. It is located in the center of the Panhandle – which produces 30 percent of the nation’s beef – and serves as a crossroads on Interstate 40 for travelers between Oklahoma City and Albuquerque, and a mid-point for Dallas-to-Denver traffic, as well.

Amarillo has just shy of 200,000 residents, while the Amarillo metropolitan area has a population of about 255,000. The city’s central location makes it the region’s natural hub for healthcare services and cultural pursuits – and Amarillo boasts several superlative illustrations of each.

With a diverse economy – from agriculture and oil and gas to aircraft production and precious-metal refining –Amarillo typically has an unemployment rate of less than 3 percent, routinely one of the lowest in the state.

Amarillo received the following accolades in 2018:

  • Top 20 Places Where Millennials Are Buying Homes, by SmartAsset
  • Best Places to Find a Job, by WalletHub
  • Best Small Places for Business Careers, by Forbes

Amarillo is the Spanish word for the color yellow. The entire Panhandle, unlike most of Texas, enjoys all four distinctive seasons each year, and gorgeous sunsets are typical. The region is often referred to as the Golden Spread.

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Telephone
8063715000
Location
PO Box 447
Amarillo
Texas
79178
United States

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