Digital Music instructor (Part Time/Temporary)

WHO WE ARE

Bayview Hunters Point Center for Arts and Technology (BAYCAT) is a nonprofit media production studio that educates and empowers low income youth, young people of color and young women in the Bay Area to produce socially-minded digital media that positively transform our communities.

BAYCAT ACADEMY | Free digital media education in SF
The academy provides free digital media education to underserved youth and young adults in San Francisco.

WHAT WE CARE ABOUT

  • Creating positive social change through storytelling, design & media.
  • Giving a voice to those misrepresented or underrepresented.
  • Doing Well and Doing Good. We’re a sustainable nonprofit business model.
  • Excellence.  Highest Quality of Services in Education and Media Production.
  • Building Community, Inclusion & Equity.

BE OUR NEXT DIGITAL MUSIC INSTRUCTOR!

  • Lead underserved middle and high school students to produce their own songs and film scores
  • Teach song-writing, beginning music theory and digital music production skills
  • Gain access to a state-of-the-art digital media facility
  • Work with incredible industry professionals at BAYCAT

DESIRED SKILLS FOR DIGITAL MUSIC INSTRUCTION

  • Possess at least 3 years of direct experience in digital music production
  • Comfort with music producing: managing development, recording and completing songs with youth  
  • Firm knowledge of a digital music production software (preferably ProTools)
  • Experience with youth mentorship or teaching
  • Knowledge of current issues in media arts, the demands of the professional field, and of the tools, technologies and resources inherent to the discipline

OTHER DESIRED SKILLS

  • Ability to prioritize tasks and produce digital music according to project deadlines
  • Comfortable communicating with diverse students, families and the general public
  • Familiarity with delegating tasks to support staff
  • Understanding of the BAYCAT mission to promote diversity in media
  • Ability to commit to the full Fall session in San Francisco

THE COMMITMENT

  • Orientation and lesson planning: Week of September 4th
  • Official instructional period: September 18th – December 7th
  • Classes will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:30pm-6:30pm
  • Other program meetings and events:
    • End of term music premiere: Thursday, December 7th
    • Instructional team reflection: Week of December 12th

COMPENSATION

This is a part-time temporary position for the Fall, with an opportunity to expand into a permanent position. The Digital Music Instructor will be compensated with a competitive hourly rate. Classes will be held at the BAYCAT studio, located within the Potrero Hill neighborhood.

To apply, please send a thoughtful cover letter, resume and samples of personal work and/or work you produced with young people to programs@baycat.org.

EOE. We Strive for a Workforce as Diverse as the Community We Serve. Women, people of color, and LGBTQ individuals are strongly encouraged to apply.