UMKC Conservatory Academy/Bridges complements the Conservatory’s
degree programs by bridging the national reputation and excellence
of the Conservatory with the local musical needs of the Kansas City
community. The Academy functions as a division within the
Conservatory, providing non-credit preparatory performing arts
education and community engagement programs for children and
This is a continuous posting
intended to fill positions as
needed throughout the year and does not have a specific end date.
Candidates should submit a cover letter and resume.
- Teach 16/18 weeks per semester and 6-9 weeks each summer
- Clearly explain studio and Academy policies to students, as
well as session dates and breaks.
- Build studios through recruitment in a good-faith effort to
maintain and promote the Academy.
- Maintain contact with students on a regular basis,
communicating with them regarding cancelled/rescheduled lessons,
registration due dates, etc.
- Prepare students for end of semester performance and
- Submit attendance and lesson reports on a weekly basis
- Communicate with the Coordinator concerning scheduling of
rooms, needs of the studios, and condition of equipment.
Must have at least an undergraduate degree in music, graduate
Preferred at least 1 year experience teaching private lessons
Full Time/Part Time
Part time, non-benefit eligilbe hourly position
Salary will be ccommensurate with education, experience, and
This is a continuous posting intended to fill positions as needed
throughout the year and does not have a specific end date.
Candidates should submit a cover letter and resume.
To be considered, you must complete the application which contains
two (2) sections: 1. Name and Contact Information 2. Combine all
application materials (a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, a
list of at least five references) into one PDF or Microsoft Word
document and upload as a resume attachment.
Limit document name to 50 characters. Maximum size limit is 11MB.
Do not include special characters (e.g., /,&, %, etc.).
If you need technical assistance, please call (800) 488-5288.
For more than a century, UMKC Conservatory has been a leader in
creating Kansas City’s cultural riches and in extending UMKC's
reach nationally and internationally. Focused upon creativity,
performance, scholarship, and learning in the arts, UMKC
Conservatory is, at heart, a community of warm and fiercely
The UMKC Conservatory Academy functions as a division within the
Conservatory, providing non-credit lessons and classes for children
and adults of all levels and areas of study. The Academy offers
private lessons in acting, dance and music (piano, voice,
composition/theory, winds, brass, strings, and percussion).
For more information about the Conservatory and the
Academy/Bridges, please visit our webpage.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and
applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated
ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis
of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex,
pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression,
age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status
protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not
be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of
religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military
organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of
Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more
information, call the Vice Chancellor - Human Resources at
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform the duties and functions of this job. If
you believe you may have difficulty performing any of the duties or
functions of this job, please contact the Office of Affirmative
Action at (816) 235-1323.
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UMKC Statement on Diversity
Diversity, equity and inclusion are central to the UMKC mission as
an urban-serving institution. Kansas City is a particularly diverse
city, including African, African American, Asian, German, Irish,
Italian, Latino, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Native American and
Slavic communities. Such ethnic diversity, in addition to our
thriving neighborhoods of the Westside, Northeast Kansas City and
the Eastside, fosters creativity, connection and innovation, which
is showcased across the region. Major attractions such as the
Annual Ethnic Enrichment Festival, the Negro Leagues Baseball
Museum, the Filipino Cultural Center, the American Jazz Museum,
Guadalupe Centers and Mattie Rhodes and Kansas City Irish Fest are
a small sample of the many ways our diverse city enriches us.
For the reasons enumerated above, UMKC’s strategic plan prioritizes
our commitment to multiculturalism, globalism, diversity and
inclusion. The university’s values call upon its faculty, staff,
students and community to position themselves as global citizens
who seek out, embrace and celebrate the many benefits of diversity.
UMKC received the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED)
Award in 2019 in recognition of our continued commitment to equity
and inclusion. Such commitment is demonstrated across teaching,
service and research. We welcome applicants to share in our
commitment to these core values and know that you will quickly
understand the beauty of calling Kansas City your home.
Please visit these pages to learn more about UMKC’s engagement in
diversity, equity and inclusion .
Roos Advocate for Community Change
Division of Diversity and Inclusion