Job Title: Director, In-Schools Programs
Job Location: Memphis, Tennessee
Memphis Music Initiative (MMI) invests in youth, local communities and Memphis’ musical legacy by broadening and strengthening existing music engagement offerings in and out of schools and supporting youth-centered, community-based music education. Our approach is three tiered--Through various unique interventions, MMI seeks to: 1) sustain existing in-school music education and expand instruction through partnerships with local musicians; 2) expand high-quality, out-of-school time school programs to reach more youth and remove barriers to youth engagement and participation; 3) support organizations that are providing music engagement, enhance their sustainability and scale high quality programming. Read more about MMI at www.memphisismusic.org.
MMI is seeking an experienced music youth development director to lead our in-school program efforts, which seek to provide high quality support and music engagement to black and Latino students during school time. The goals of the program are to:
We begin our process by working with fellows, teachers, and school leaders to provide highly-engaging programs during the school day. We then create opportunities for youth to explore and connect with Memphis’ musical community through the fully funded field trips that MMI provides for partner schools. We create relationships between schools and nonprofit partners that engage in after school and summer programming through our Parent-Teacher-Principal (PTP) Cohort.
For the 2017-2018 school year, we will have 39 fellows working in approximately 45 schools and engaging approximately 4500 students. We will continue working in our current communities across Memphis while strengthening our presence in Frayser, Whitehaven, and South Memphis.
This position is located in Memphis, TN. The Director, In-Schools Programs, will report to MMI’s Executive Director.
The Director, In-Schools Programs will lead the following efforts:
In-Schools Team Management and Program Oversight
In-School Program Strategic Development
Preferred Skills and Experience:
To apply, please send a cover letter including salary requirements and a resume to the attention of the Hiring Committee to email@example.com by August 15th.