Employment Opportunities

Open Call for Teaching Artists

Girls Rock! Rochester is seeking teaching artists to facilitate music education programming at our Village Gate studio. This is a part-time paid position.


Girls Rock! Rochester is dedicated to using music as a vehicle for personal growth and positive change for girls, women, and the LGBTQ+ community.

Driving Principles

  1. We believe that music is a powerful vehicle for personal growth and positive change
  2. We value constructive approaches to fighting sexism
  3. We promote collaboration and community above competition and isolation
  4. We recognize the importance of diversity in all forms
  5. We provide a safe and accessible environment for personal and creative exploration
  6. We encourage all voices and stories to be shared and heard

We serve over 200 students ages 5-16 per year through multidisciplinary programs delivered at our Village Gate Studio, throughout Rochester in collaboration with organizations and online. GR!R offers free and sliding scale programming including summer camp; community workshops, weekend programming, and pop-up events; and streamed online performances and activities.

Position details

Frequency: About six one-hour sessions per quarter.

Compensation: $40 per session

Core Responsibilities​

  • Develop and implement lesson plans for instrument instruction
  • Facilitate group music lessons based on provided goals and class outlines
  • Lead in-person classes for youth ages 5 – 16
  • Show up on time and prepared for the day
  • Take attendance daily
  • Meet with and share feedback to program staff


  • Working knowledge of music theory and expertise in one or more of the following instruments: drums, guitar, synthesizers/keyboard, bass, and voice.
  • One to three years of experience working with youth
  • Ability to improvise & meet the moment
  • Basic administrative skills including familiarity with Google forms and sheets for daily note-taking and attendance tracking
  • Have a positive and encouraging attitude
  • Must be able to pass a background check
  • Experience working with diverse learning communities
  • Commitment to social justice and equity

To Apply:

Email your resume and cover letter to info@girlsrockrochester.org, and include “Teaching Artist” in the subject line. No telephone inquiries, please. All responses will be kept strictly confidential. 


Girls Rock! Rochester does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, physical ability, developmental ability, size, age, economic status, gender expression, gender identity, religion, thought, politics, musical interests, learning styles, citizenship status, and sexual orientation, in the administration of any of its educational programs, admissions policies, scholarships or other Camp-related policies and programs, as well as volunteer and employment-related policies and activities.

Covid 19

Girls Rock! Rochester, Inc. requires vaccination for all staff and compliance with health and safety guidelines.

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