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Children learning music at the River Music Experience

Employment

Join our team and contribute to our mission of
improving our community with the power of music!

Your perspective and lived experience can contribute to our mission!

A core value of Common Chord is representation, ensuring our community is reflected at all levels of our organization and leadership. We seek to share ownership of our mission with all people in our community, and recognize that everyone has something valuable to contribute. We only succeed in our work when we represent, serve, and partner with all the diverse facets of our community.

We highly encourage applications from candidates with lived experiences that can add to a more complete understanding of our community, especially those from marginalized communities.

We recognize that studies have shown that people of color and women are less likely to apply to jobs if they do not meet 100% of the listed requirements. If you feel that you would be successful in any role, please do not hesitate to apply.

Common Chord provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

OPEN POSITIONS:

 

INTUNE MENTOR 

(Paid part-time, non-exempt. Educational program delivery.)

The InTune Mentorship Program is an educational program designed to inspire, educate, interact, & cultivate young people through music. Our program takes place after school at multiple sites in the QC area. Mentors create educational musical experiences with an emphasis on building positive mentoring relationships.

  

Under the direction of the InTune Lead Mentor, InTune Mentors are responsible for delivering and assisting with the InTune Music Mentorship program, acting as a mentor to youth and supporting the vision of the program.

 

In this program, we have a particular focus on hiring mentors to serve in neighborhoods where they have direct connections or relationships. For example, they may currently live in the neighborhood or grew up in the neighborhood. While not required, this is ideal.

  

A key value of Common Chord and the InTune program is representation, allowing for stronger mentoring relationships through shared life experiences. We highly encourage applications from candidates with lived experiences that can add to a more complete understanding of our community, especially those from marginalized communities.

 

Pay Range: $15-$18 per hour.

 

Desired Skills:

  • Experience and skill in working with youth, classroom management, and mentorship.
  • Reliability and consistency.
  • Strong communication skills, with the ability to adapt communication styles depending on the environment and the moment.
  • Musical experience and/or training.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

Mentorship and Program Support

  • Serve as a mentor and positive adult role model to kids involved with InTune by:
    • Setting positive expectations
    • Nurturing and promoting the child’s strengths, talents, and abilities
    • Providing enrichment activities
    • Modeling responsible behavior
  • Assist with designing, organizing, and implementing musical activities for InTune youth
  • Attend weekly InTune program at assigned site
  • Maintain excellent communication with community center staff
  • Maintain excellent and timely communication with the InTune Coordinator
  • Attend other community center and Common Chord events as requested

Other Duties

  • Acts as a positive representative of Common Chord to the general public
  • Builds relationships with community partners when the opportunity arises
  • Other duties as assigned by the InTune Coordinator and/or Executive Director

 

To Apply:

Send an email to Executive Director Tyson Danner at tdanner@commonchordqc.org. Please briefly include:

  • Your experience working with youth in an educational or mentorship capacity, and
  • Your musical experience and/or training.

A resume and cover letter are welcome, but not required.

 

 

InTune VISITING ARTISTS

(Paid guest artist opportunity.)
The InTune Mentorship Program is an educational program designed to inspire, educate, interact, & cultivate young people through music. Our program takes place after school at multiple sites in the QC area. Common Chord’s staff mentors create educational musical experiences with an emphasis on building positive mentoring relationships.

We are seeking music industry professionals (performers, engineers, promoters, etc.) to visit our InTune program and share their experience. Visits may take the form of short performances, Q&A sessions, and/or just hanging out with our crew.

Visiting Artists are expected to be comfortable working with youth in structured settings, and to understand appropriate interactions, boundaries, and content for youth between 1st grade and 7th grade.

This is a paid guest artist opportunity.

To learn more or express your interest in visiting the InTune program, end an email to InTune Lead Mentor CJ Parker at cparker@commonchordqc.org

 

 

Sound EngineerS:

We have occasional openings for trained Sound Engineers. If you already have significant experience working as a sound engineer in live concert settings, and would like to learn more about joining our Sound Engineer team, email Executive Director Tyson Danner at tdanner@commonchordqc.org

Volunteer Training Opportunity:
Through our Redstone Room and other concert presentations, we provide a volunteer learning opportunity for sound engineers seeking to gain more experience. Anyone with some minimal, basic experience with sound equipment and production can coordinate times to shadow a staff Sound Engineer during concerts. This opportunity is designed as a way to gain more experience and progress toward independent ability as a sound engineer.

If you are interested in this learning opportunity, please send an email to Executive Director Tyson Danner at tdanner@commonchordqc.org.