Are you looking to make a BIG impact? At Zeta, we pursue an unprecedented combination of high academic achievement and social-emotional development. We insist that every child receives a world-class education while fostering a love for learning. We are passionate about changing the public education landscape for all of New York City’s children, and we are uncompromising in our mission.
Currently, we operate multiple schools in the Bronx and Upper Manhattan. We are growing our schools because children in every community deserve excellent, equitable education. We plan to open 1-2 schools each year. Join our growing team today, and be a change agent for children.
Deliver powerful results
To achieve our vision, we are searching for an Orchestra Teacher with a Bachelor’s degree, at least 1-2+ years of relevant teaching experience, must have a background in stringed instruments, and mastery of music and conducting.
Execute a vision of excellence in music, working with leaders and teammates to craft inquiry-based and rigorous lessons that inspire passion and joy in all students
Build a classroom culture that fosters students’ genuine love for learning and creates a sense of community for our families
Assist with whole-school initiatives and provide instructional support as needed
Use-data driven approaches and teaching resources to drive student achievement
Develop authentic, meaningful relationships with students and families to support student growth
Collaborate with colleagues and participate in weekly professional learning opportunities with leaders and colleagues to benefit from feedback that will help you grow as an educator
Lead a strong in-school orchestra elective and after-school orchestra and ensemble program that furthers students' passion and skill set in musical performance
Conduct an orchestra or ensemble to produce excellent musical performances for the school community
Lead daily small group lessons for all string instruments
Collaborate with String Consultants to prepare students for auditions and performances outside of Zeta community
Maintain inventory of instruments and perform small instrument repairs as necessary
Join our purpose-driven community
Zeta teammates are lifelong learners who live with child-like joy and a deep sense of purpose. We disrupt the status quo and tackle problems together. Our team stands united by our commitment to a limitless future for every child.
Our Zeta team is comprised of top talent with incredible schooling and private-sector experience. You will make a tremendous team member at Zeta if you:
Are passionate about our mission of providing world-class education to all students
Bring a mindset of growth, flexibility, and openness to feedback
Are hungry and determined to not only meet your goals but surpass them
Are humble, willing to put the team’s needs ahead of your own, and committed to contributing to a collaborative work environment
Are well-organized and detail-oriented
How does Zeta invest in you?
Comprehensive and affordable medical, dental, and vision plans
Flexible spending accounts for eligible medical purchases and commuter expenses
403(b) retirement plan; Zeta offers matching contributions toward your savings
Specified monthly reimbursement for use of mobile phone
Fully stocked teacher workrooms with favorite snacks and Nespresso machine
NYC’s finest sweet treats
Personal and Professional Growth:
Clear pathway to professional growth
Consistent feedback and support from managers and teammates
Community Circle practice to build and strengthen our sense of team
Interactive DEIJ programming
We are hiring for both immediate openings and July 2023 start dates. The salary range for this position is between $58,500 starting salary and $90,000 for Orchestra Teachers who have significant experience teaching in schools. Compensation is based on our salary scales that take into account candidates' relevant experience.
Equity is at the heart of our mission. We have a deep commitment to pursuing diversity and striving for equity. Zeta is an equal-opportunity employer. Candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Work authorization is required (the candidate must have permanent authorization to work in the U.S.).