VSA Massachusetts' COOL Schools seeks a music teaching artist/music therapist to lead a music program for students with significant disabilities ages 5 - 21. The program will run on Fridays from 11:30 am - 2:30 pm for 20 weeks from September 2014 - April 2015.
VSA MA is seeking an experienced music teaching artist to work with two groups of approximately 15 students each at the "Creative Kids Program" at the Boston College Campus School (Chestnut Hill). Students have significant disabilities and medical needs and are 5 - 21 years old. The program focuses on working towards individual IEP goals through music. Education students from Boston College serve as one-on-one buddies to students participating in the program. The program runs in two 10-week cycles, one in the Fall semester and one in the Spring.
Candidates should have demonstrated experience in music therapy and/or music education, and significant experience working with students with disabilities. We are particularly interested in candidates who have experience working with students with significant disabilities and medical needs. Candidates must be willing to lead short group discussions with Boston College "buddies" after each session to debrief student progress towards goals and provide support. Strong oral and written communication skills and an ability to work as part of a team are necessary. Candidates must also be committed to on-going professional development as an arts practitioner and educator and to participating in other VSA Massachusetts community events.
Please send a resume and cover letter providing more information on your artistic and professional experience, and sample lesson plan/curriculum to email@example.com
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