Summer Camp Guitar Teacher job at Homes for the Homeless | Queens, New York | Art Jobs

Summer Camp Guitar Teacher



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Our transitional family housing center seeks dedicated and creative part-time Guitar Teacher for our programs serving children from Kindergarten through 5th grade. The Guitar Teacher works in a classroom of 15-20 students to plan, organize and implement an appropriate instructional program in a learning environment that guides and encourages students to develop and fulfill their academic potential. This is an on-site position.  



  • Implement curricula and activities to meet music-specific academic standards  
  • Teach age/skill appropriate music-based content for Guitar
  • Develop music literacy lesson components related to teaching rhythm and pitch notation, solfege reading and singing, improvisation and composition
  • Design and implement assessments that measure progress towards musical standards
  • Use assessment data to refine curriculum and inform instructional practices
  • Participate in collaborative curriculum development, and program-wide functions   
  • Develops strong classroom management skills congruent
  • Be accountable for students’ mastery of musical standards  
  • Prepare participants for both individual and group (virtual) recital



  • Bachelor’s degree in music education is required
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills 
  • Valid State Certification is helpful but not required  
  • Guitar proficiency, knowledge of recorder, basic guitar. Additional instrument proficiency is helpful
  • Experience working within diverse, non-traditional settings and with vulnerable populations
  • Must be willing to consent to a multi-phase criminal background check



In order to attract and retain a high-performance workforce, Homes for the Homeless offers a dynamic and rewarding work environment, with a focus on ensuring an appropriate work-life balance. In addition to a competitive salary, we provide excellent benefits including comprehensive health insurance (including medical, dental, and vision), an employer-funded 403(b) retirement plan, commuter benefits, life insurance, Work/Life Assistance Program, 3 weeks paid vacation, and ample personal and sick leave.  

Homes for the Homeless is committed to promoting an inclusive organizational environment of dignity and respect. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO) committed to equal treatment, and prohibit any form of discrimination or harassment based on age, race, religion, creed, color, national origin, sexual orientation, veteran or military status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), gender (including gender identity and gender expression), disability, predisposing genetic characteristics, marital status, arrest or conviction, domestic violence victim status, familial status, or any other basis that would be in violation of any applicable federal, state, or local law.  

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