UMKC Conservatory Academy/Bridges - Teaching Assistant (Continuous Posting)

University of Missouri Kansas City
Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jul 15, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Music, Performing Arts, Professional Fields, Law & Legal Studies, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Arts Administration, Business & Administrative Affairs, Legal Affairs
Employment Type
Part Time

Hiring Department

UMKC Conservatory

Job Description

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 adults.

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.

Job Duties:
  • Teach 16/18 weeks per semester and 6-9 weeks each summer session
  • 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 juries
  • 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.
Minimum Qualifications

Must have at least an undergraduate degree in music, graduate degree preferred.

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 internal equity

Application Deadline

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.

Application Instructions

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 dedicated people.

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 816-235-1621.

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.


To read more about Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) please use the following links:
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

The Division of Diversity and Inclusion

Annual Report

Multicultural Student Affairs

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