Strings Instructor

Date Posted: Sep 13, 2021
Application Deadline: Nov 01, 2021
Start Date: Sep 16, 2021

Hourly From: $50/hr To $50/hr
Province: Ontario
Region: Metro Toronto Area
City: Toronto
Employee Benefits: N/A
Organization's Field/Discipline: The Arts
Job's focus: Creative
Job Type: Part-time
Career Level: Doesn’t apply

Organization Description

Sistema Toronto

Sistema Toronto is a free after-school music and social development program for children living in underserved communities with the end goal of transformative social change. We build stronger communities by enabling children from marginalized neighbourhoods to grow and thrive as engaged citizens and future leaders.

Sistema Toronto is first and foremost a social development program, using ensemble-based music education to transform the lives of at-risk children. Sistema Toronto students work together for 10 hours of weekly instruction. They learn strings (violin, viola, cello, or double bass), percussion, choir and Music & Movement while developing important life skills like problem solving, empathy, and self-advocacy.

Job Description

Sistema Toronto Violin, Viola, and Cello Instructors work closely with students to help develop their musical
abilities and social skills. Teachers will work with group strings classes at either Junior (ages 8-9), Intermediate (ages 9-10) or Senior (ages 11-12) levels as well as provide semi-private lessons.

Sistema Toronto Strings Instructors plan and execute their own lessons with support from the Executive Director, and Sistema Toronto admin team. Sistema Toronto teachers are encouraged to be creative and bring their own teaching styles and ideas into the classroom.


This position is suited for an enthusiastic, highly-motivated and naturally communicative individual with experience working with children. We are looking for a candidate who has a strong musical background as well as educational experience. The ability to work cooperatively and flexibly with a busy teaching team are essential assets.
• Music degree or equivalent experience
• 1+ year teaching experience
• Strong communication skills, patience
• Values consistent with those of Sistema Toronto

Additional Info:

Location: (variable)
• Yorkwoods Public School - 25 Yorkwoods Gate (Jane and Finch)
• St Martin de Porres Catholic School – 230 Morningside Ave (east Scarborough)
• Parkdale Public School – 78 Seaforth Ave (Lansdowne and Queen)
Schedule: (variable)
Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, 3:30 – 5:45 PM
Term: September 2021-June 2022, with possibility to continue into 2022-2023 School year.
Rate: $50 per hour

Sistema Toronto is committed to building a culturally diverse teaching team and strongly encourages applications from minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and members of the LGBTQ+ community.

How to Apply:

Please send your resume, and a brief cover letter including instrument and availability to

Successful candidates will be asked to provide a current Vulnerable Sector Screening.

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