Southern Word, Inc.

Music Production Mentor

Southern Word, Inc.


Job Summary

The primary purpose of this position is to support youth in building their music production and

songwriting skills by teaching ProTools, Logic Pro, and other audio production programs, often

in coordination with writing. Mentors will work with groups of youth at schools, colleges, and

youth organizations to support their artistic and academic development both individually and as a

group. Mentors are expected to plan student-centered, interactive lessons, activities, and curricula

for sessions in collaboration with other Southern Word mentors. Mentors will teach workshops

and evaluate their own and other mentors’ workshops in a continuous effort to innovate the

curriculum and improve all mentors’ teaching skills and methods. Since mentors are a main

driver of program attendance for workshops, clubs, and events, mentors will be part of recruiting

and marketing programs and events.


This is a part-time contract position that runs between June 1, 2021 and July 30, 2022. Hours and

compensation vary based on schedule, level of experience, and placements.

Job Responsibilities

1. In conjunction with Southern Word team, plan, execute, and evaluate music-based clubs,

workshops, and shows; primarily for youth in schools, colleges, and community settings; but

also for adults and intergenerational groups at times.

2. Assist with recruiting and marketing programs and events through marketing visits, sample

performances, and communication with youth and parents.

3. Present own music for modeling, demonstration and inspiration.

4. Document and submit documentation for all workshops, residencies, shows, and activities.

5. Research and develop new music production activities and curricula for use in workshops and


6. Support logistical execution of residencies, workshops, and shows.

7. Attend planning meetings.

8. Other duties as necessary in support of the Southern Word workshops and events.


Must have experience in educational or youth development settings teaching music production.

Must have experience producing music and presenting own music in front of an audience. Ability

to DJ a plus. Must be active in own artistic pursuits. Must possess excellent lesson planning,

teaching, conflict management, and classroom management skills. Must be able to positively

engage groups of youth in learning as well as focus on strengths and needs of individual

workshop participants. Deal with all situations in a calm and positive manner. Must

communicate responsively via e-mail.


Additional Information



How to Apply

Applicants should e-mail resume and three music samples to:


  • Date Posted: August 30, 2021
  • Type: Contract / Temp
  • Job Function: Educator
  • Service Area: Arts / Culture
  • Start Date: 09/20/2021
  • Salary Range: N/A
  • Working Hours: Various Weekday Hours