Utah State University

Part Time Elementary Orchestra Teacher

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 1 month ago(4/22/2024 6:29 PM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Job Locations
Category (Portal Searching)
Teaching (non-Faculty)
Position Type
Non-benefited (hourly) Part-Time
Job Classification
Percent of Time or Hours per Week
10 hours per week
E Eccles Jones Coll of Ed & Hum Svs
Edith Bowen School
Advertised Salary
$20.00 per hour
Telework Eligible


Edith Bowen Laboratory School at Utah State University is seeking a passionate and dedicated Elementary Orchestra Teacher to lead the elementary orchestra program. This part-time, 10 hours a week position offers a unique opportunity to work with students in grades 4-6 and help cultivate their musical abilities in a supportive and collaborative environment. Before and after school availability is required to accommodate the needs of the orchestra program.


  • Conducting Instructional Sessions: Lead instructional sessions for elementary orchestra students in grades 4-6, focusing on developing fundamental skills in playing string instruments.
  • Curriculum Development: Develop and implement a comprehensive curriculum that aligns with the goals and objectives of the elementary orchestra program, ensuring sequential learning and progression.
  • Individual and Group Instruction: Provide both individual and group instruction to students, catering to their diverse learning needs and abilities.
  • Rehearsals: Conduct rehearsals before and after school to prepare students for performances and events, fostering teamwork, discipline, and musical expression.
  • Performance Preparation: Coordinate and prepare students for various performances, including concerts, recitals, and other school-related events, showcasing their musical achievements.
  • Instrument Maintenance: Assist students with instrument maintenance and care, educating them on proper handling and upkeep to ensure the longevity and functionality of instruments.
  • Communication: Maintain open and proactive communication with students, parents, and school administrators regarding students' progress, upcoming events, and any concerns or issues that may arise.
  • Collaboration: Collaborate with fellow music educators, classroom teachers, and other school staff to integrate music education into the overall school curriculum and promote cross-disciplinary learning opportunities.
  • Professional Development: Engage in ongoing professional development to stay updated on current trends, methodologies, and best practices in music education, continuously enhancing teaching effectiveness and student learning outcomes.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Music Education or related field (Master's degree preferred)
  • Valid teaching license or certification in Music Education
  • Prior experience teaching elementary orchestra or string instruments preferred
  • Proficiency in playing and teaching string instruments (violin, viola, cello, bass)
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to create a positive and inclusive learning environment
  • Commitment to fostering students' passion for music and promoting their overall growth and development

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

  1. Resume to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV” 
  2. Cover letter to be typed/pasted at the end of your application  

**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

$20.00 per hour


Employees work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes.  The employee is regularly required to sit and often uses repetitive hand motions. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms and may lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. 

College/Department Highlights

The Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services is home to eight departments and is committed to providing the best learning opportunities and educational research in the state of Utah. Our programs are strengthened by an on-campus elementary laboratory school and five stand-alone centers, including the Sorenson Legacy Foundation Center for Clinical Excellence. The college offers clinical services to the community across the human lifespan and provide students with real-world service and research opportunities. 


University Highlights

Founded in 1888, Utah State University is Utah’s premier land-grant, public service university, with a strong commitment to excellence, access, and inclusion, empowering people to lead successful lives of involvement, innovation, and impact. Utah State provides high-quality education to 27,500-plus students locations throughout the state, including at three residential campuses, eight statewide campuses, and 23 education centers. USU Online educates students from all 50 states and 55 countries. For over 25 years, USU Extension has served and engaged Utahns in all of Utah’s counties. As an R1 research institution, Utah State is dedicated to advancing knowledge through research and scholarly activities, providing a high-quality undergraduate and graduate education at an affordable price.


Utah State is committed to cultivating a community of inclusive excellence where all perspectives, values, cultures, and identities are acknowledged, welcomed, and valued. We seek to recruit, hire, and retain people from all walks of life who will champion excellence in education, research, discovery, outreach, and service. We believe that promoting a strong sense of community and belonging empowers and engages all members of USU to thrive and be successful. Forbes recognized our commitment to employees when they named Utah State the best employer in Utah in 2023. Learn more about USU. 


The university provides a Dual Career Assistance Program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment. Additionally, USU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Office of Human Resources at (435) 797-0122 or hr@usu.edu. 


About the Region

U.S. News and World Report ranked Utah first for its strong economy, fiscal stability, education, and health care. Outstanding outdoor recreational opportunities abound throughout the state, including five national parks, 43 state parks and recreation areas, and 15 alpine ski resorts. The home of USU’s main campus, Logan, is a city of 54,000-plus people in a picturesque mountain valley 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. The Logan metro area claimed the top spot in the Milken Institute’s 2022 ranking for best-performing small cities in the nation. 


*updated 04/2024

Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:


Executive Director of the Office of Equity Matthew Pinner, discrimination@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 401, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Cody Carmichael, titleix@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 404, 435-797-1266

Mailing address: 5100 Old Main Hill, Logan, UT 84322

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

*updated 09/2023


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