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Job Details

  • Job ID: 4008739
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Re-posted : January 12, 2023
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description


Job Goal: Somerville Public Schools strives to create an inclusive and racially affirming environment that welcomes and values the diversity of our staff and students. We foster fairness, equity, and inclusion to create a workplace environment where everyone is treated with respect and dignity.


We welcome and value different perspectives and experiences in our staff, recognizing the powerful impact that a diverse workforce has on all students. We are committed to supporting educators through a strong induction and mentorship program, educator-driven professional development, and opportunities for professional growth and advancement.


As a district, we are also committed to supporting the whole child by promoting a trusting, mutually respectful and inspiring culture that values the individuality of our students and the professionalism of the field.



  • Excellent musicianship and artistry as a teacher/performer
  • Strong understanding of cello pedagogy
  • Strong commitment to El Sistema’s philosophy of social change through music
  • Experience working with children from diverse ethnic and economic backgrounds
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Self-motivated and willing to collaborate in a team-teaching environment
  • At least 2 years of prior teaching experience preferred
  • Bachelor’s or equivalent degree in cello Performance or Music Education
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred


  • Develop and teach engaging group cello lessons that:

oEstablish routines and encourage development of strong fundamental skills on the violin

oIncorporate a variety of strategies (movement, ear training, music reading, bowing/plucking) and activities (exercises, games, demonstration, listening, etc)

oMaintain excellent classroom management

oAdapt to the needs of students at various levels and with various learning styles

oEncourage peer teaching

  • Collaborating closely with the Administration and faculty to achieve program-wide learning goals
  • Maintaining a positive and nurturing classroom environment
  • Setting and maintaining high standards for student behavior and music learning
  • Enforcing program rules and policies

Reports to: Director of El Sistema - Somerville

  • Position Type: Part-time
  • Positions Available: 2
  • Job Categories : Classroom Teacher > Art
    Classroom Teacher > Music: Instrumental
  • Employer Description

    Education - Inspiration - Excellence are the themes that characterize the instructional services, departments and programs of the Somerville Public Schools.

    Our Mission: The Somerville Public Schools is dedicated to the realization of the full intellectual, physical, social, and emotional potential of all students. Our talented team of teachers and other professionals provides every student with the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to be successful throughout their lives. This is accomplished through the delivery of innovative instruction guided by the Massachusetts Curriculum and Somerville Curriculum Frameworks, and supported through partnerships with organizations such as Primary Source, and the Center for Engineering Education and Outreach at Tufts University. Learn more about us...

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    Job Requirements

    • No experience required

    Contact Information

    • Central HR
    • 8 Bonair St.
    • Somerville, Massachusetts 02145

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