Adjunct Jazz Guitar Teacher

Maryland, United States
Salary Not Specified
Jul 06, 2021
Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Music
Employment Level
Employment Type
Part Time

The Peabody Preparatory is pleased to announce an Adjunct Jazz Guitar teaching position in the Jazz Department at the Peabody Preparatory, a division of the Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD commencing September 1, 2021.

Candidates should be experienced in teaching jazz guitar students of all ages and levels (beginner to advanced) as part of the Peabody Preparatory’s growing Jazz Department. Candidates should be comfortable teaching in private and group class formats and online and in-person modalities. Candidates are expected to assist with end-of-semester performances, attend faculty meetings, substitute teach as needed, and perform with other jazz faculty as needed. In addition, to being an active participant within the Jazz Department, the successful candidate will also work closely with the Guitar Department Chair as part of the Guitar Department as needed for performances, festivals, and teaching.

Campus location for this position: TBD
Reports to: Jazz Department, Chair
Classification: Adjunct (up to 9.5 hours of teaching per week)


With approximately 2,500 students passing through its doors every week, the Peabody Preparatory is Baltimore’s premier community school for the performing arts. It is open to students of all ages and levels of ability, with offerings ranging from early childhood classes to programs for adults and professional musicians. The Peabody Preparatory shares space with the Peabody Conservatory in downtown Baltimore and has three satellite campuses in Towson, Annapolis, and Howard County, MD.

The successful candidate will join a highly skilled and dedicated jazz faculty as part of a vibrant and active department committed to helping all students achieve their potential; we embrace the novice musician and the serious student aspiring toward a career in music.

  • Bachelor's degree in music and or music education required. Master's degree or equivalent experience and training preferred.
  • Documented successful teaching experience required as an instructor of jazz guitar
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated professional performance experience
  • Demonstrated experience leading or directing groups and or ensembles within the jazz discipline.
  • Experience with recording and remote teaching technology (Various DAWs, Zoom, etc.)

Please apply at INTERFOLIO LINK. Applications received before August 1 will be given preference, but the position remains open until filled. Applications should include:

  • Cover letter including a statement of teaching philosophy
  • Current résumé or CV
  • YouTube link or links to 1-3 recordings (no more than 10 minutes total) of a recent performance(s).
  • YouTube link or link of your private or group class teaching.

*Please upload as an unlisted YouTube link or playlist and include the link in your application.


The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

Johns Hopkins University is committed to the active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body. The University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members. Consistent with the University’s goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will assess the comprehensive qualifications of each applicant.

The Johns Hopkins University is committed to equal opportunity for its faculty, staff, and students. To that end, the university does not discriminate on the basis of sex, gender, marital status, pregnancy, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or other legally protected characteristic. The university is committed to providing qualified individuals access to all academic and employment programs, benefits and activities on the basis of demonstrated ability, performance and merit without regard to personal factors that are irrelevant to the program involved.

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

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During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.

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