Tutor-On-Call at Michigan State University

Posted in Other 8 days ago.

Location: EAST LANSING, Michigan

Job Description:

Job no: 782029

Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff

Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Music

Department: Community Music School 10030163

Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff

Salary: Pay Commensurate with Experience

Location: East Lansing

Categories: Education/Training, Non-Union, On-Call, Faculty Academic Staff On-Call
Working/Functional Title

Private Instructor/Ensemble Instructor

Position Summary


  • Assess student levels in various areas, such as: Music Reading, Technique, Rhythmic Accuracy, Hand/Finger position, Tone Production, Musical Interpretation, Articulation, Sight Reading, Rudiments, etc.

  • Determine areas of strength/weakness, and choose literature to support the strengths and improve the weaknesses. Inform the student/parents where to find the music (music store, online, etc.).

  • Determine desires, goals and needs of student or ensemble. Determine your goals for student. Discuss a plan and time frame with the student or ensemble. Periodically re-examine goals.

  • Keep a record of assignments (for your own reference) and a general record of student's performance in lessons.

  • Clearly articulate each assignment.

  • Listen attentively to the student, comment kindly and tactfully, and give clear instructions and demonstrations for improvement.

  • Administrative:

  • Check mailbox frequently.

  • Maintain accurate student attendance records and timesheets and notify the CMS office if there is a discrepancy.

  • Complete student evaluations (provided by CMS office) as requested.

  • Keep the office updated of personal information (address, email, etc.) changes.

  • Turn in timesheets on time.

  • Recruitment/Outreach:

  • Participate in outreach events hosted by CMS (Open House, etc.).

  • When possible, participate (yourself or students) in community events.

  • Consider creating your own outreach opportunities (masterclasses, school visits, etc.).

  • Performance:

  • Encourage students to perform on All School Recitals and other performances.

  • Participate when possible in Faculty Recitals and concerts.

  • Other Duties:

  • Attend CMS Faculty meetings.

  • Assist your area chair if needed.

  • Collaborative Participation:

  • Work with other faculty when possible to promote collegiality and professional development (recitals, workshops, projects, etc.).

  • Other educational experiences:

  • Active participation in Masterclasses (performer, auditor, teacher).

  • Attendance at workshops, lectures or recitals.
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.

    Desired Degree

    Bachelors -Music, Music Performance, Performance Certificate (completed or in progress)

    Minimum Requirements

    Experience teaching private lessons on applied instrument and/or experience leading ensembles.

    Desired Qualifications

    • Participation in a recognized organization (MENC, NFA, MSBOA, etc.).

    • Suzuki certification(s), if applicable.

    Required Application Materials

    Cover letter and resume.

    Together-we-will StatementThe university is requiring all MSU students, faculty and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 with limited exceptions. Learn more at: https://msu.edu/together-we-will/Special Instructions

    Applications will be reviewed as needed.

    Work Hours

    The work hour to be determined; some local travel may be required.



    Department Statement

    The Michigan State University Community Music School (CMS) is the outreach arm of the MSU College of Music and has two locations to serve our communities: CMS-East Lansing and CMS-Detroit.

    Our mission is to provide a creative and welcoming environment where music experiences, education, and therapy services inspire individuals at all ability levels and stages of life to achieve their personal best. Founded on the belief that music dramatically enhances the quality of life, CMS offers opportunities for the study, appreciation and therapeutic use of music while nurturing the musical development of all. Financial aid is available to those with need.

    MSU Statement

    Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.

    Advertised: Jul 8, 2022 Eastern Daylight Time

    Applications close: Jul 8, 2024 Eastern Daylight Time

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