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Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

Early Learners Music Workshop and Literacy Leader, AmeriCorps Member

Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

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Job Summary

Are you an educator with a passion for the development and well-being of young children? Join the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in building early literacy skills and supporting social and emotional learning through Words & Music for Early Learners, a program experience that combines music, literacy, movement, and fun!

Job Responsibilities

Term Commitment  

Full Time, August 15, 2022 – July 28, 2023 

Position Description

You will thrive in this service role if you have an interest in country and popular music, a passion for early childhood education, and a desire to make learning fun!

The service member will be focused on Words and Music for Early Learners (WMEL), the museum’s literacy and SEL program for children in preschool to Kindergarten. The service member will work toward increasing awareness and participation in WMEL; lead and facilitate WMEL on-site at the museum and in preschool and Kindergarten classrooms throughout Davidson County; evaluate program activities to ensure WMEL is meeting intended outcomes; and develop age-appropriate support resources for WMEL. 

The service member may support other Words & Music activities for the full understanding of the Words & Music program. These could include Words & Music for grades 3-12, Songwriting 101 for grades K-12, Songwriting Tune-Up (one-on-one mentoring), Words & Music professional development workshops for teachers, Words & Music workshops for preservice teachers at area universities, and other aspects of Words & Music.

This AmeriCorps member will leave their service term with skills in facilitation of education programs for emergent readers, relationship building, resource development, data analysis and program management.

Nashville is powered by people of all ages, races, ethnicities, skin tones, sexes, genders, sexualities, religions, abilities, and socioeconomic statuses engaging in service together. This is a city where YOU matter and YOU make a difference. Join us as we tackle the community’s most pressing challenges through service by becoming a Hands On Nashville AmeriCorps Program member.

The HON AmeriCorps Program is made possible through generous support from Volunteer Tennessee, The Dan and Margaret Maddox Fund, and AmeriCorps, the federal agency connecting individuals and organizations through service and volunteering to tackle the nation’s most pressing challenges. 

Responsibilities

  • Recruit participation, build awareness, develop partnerships for Words & Music for Early Learners
  • Coordinate Words & Music for Early Learners program, including managing the schedule, overseeing supplies, scheduling songwriters, updating internal systems with program details
  • Facilitate Words & Music for Early Learners programs as lead teacher
  • Oversee program assessment and make recommendations for program modifications to ensure Words & Music for Early Learners is meeting intended outcomes
  • Support other Words & Music programming to gain full knowledge of the program’s scope and service
  • Participate in education department, team meetings and planning sessions

Typical Day In This Position

In a typical day, the service member will work alongside staff at the Museum the travel to an educational organization (i.e. school) in the Nashville area to facilitate a program. A typical day would include program administration, preparation, and delivery at a preschool in Davidson County. Program development will be done in a cubicle, alongside museum staff and program facilitation will take place in the Museum’s Taylor Swift Education Center or offsite in a school.

Qualifications

Members should have experience with or the willingness to develop competencies in these areas:

  1. Working with children and an interest in their learning and development
  2. Willingness to work independently and as part of a team
  3. Experience creating schedules and providing good customer service
  4. Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  5. Willingness to develop formal program assessment and evaluation
  6. Self-motivation with the ability to manage multiple projects at once with close attention to detail

Key abilities include:

  1. Strong organizational and time management skills
  2. Proficiency in using Microsoft Office tools like Word and Excel or ability to learn new computer skills quickly
  3. Good attendance, punctuality, and enthusiasm for your work
  4. Comfort with public speaking and presenting to youth and adult audiences
  5. Musical skills that include comfort singing and performing on piano, guitar or other stringed instrument

Prerequisites

Some College

Can professional experience be substituted for formal education: Yes

Physical Requirements:

Lift and carry up to 15lbs; Responsibilities in this position may entail standing for extended periods of time; Office or service environment may include noisy environments; Service responsibilities require moving about to accomplish tasks or moving from one worksite to another; Service responsibilities require member to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; Service responsibilities require the member to communicate verbally via the telephone and/or computer;

Required Driver’s License: Yes

Additional Information

Benefits

  • $6,495 education award, upon completion of service contract 
  • Federal student loan forbearance and accrued interest payment 
  • Bronze-level health coverage through Healthcare.gov 
  • Training and professional development in nonprofit management 
  • $20,000 living allowance, paid in bi-weekly increments 

How to Apply

Please apply through the federal AmeriCorps website using this link.

Details

  • Date Posted: August 23, 2022
  • Type: VISTA / AmeriCorps
  • Job Function: Programs and Service Delivery
  • Service Area: Arts / Culture
  • Start Date: 09/12/2022
  • Salary Range: $20,000 living allowance
  • Working Hours: 35 – 40 hours per week