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

University of Missouri Kansas City
Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Aug 7, 2023

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Music, Performing Arts
Employment Type
Part Time

Hiring Department

University of Missouri-Kansas City -- 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 eligible hourly position. Hours vary dependent on number of participants that sign up for lessons in a specific specialization (instrument).


Salary is commensurate 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 are experiencing technical problems, please email .

For questions about the position, please contact including the Job Identification number 48127 and name of the position.


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.

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