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Arts Instructor, Music (Vocal/Musical Theatre/Guitar/Ukulele)

Req ID: 22115
Vacancy Type: Part-Time 
Number of Positions: 4  
Closing Date: 12/10/2022

Job Summary


Responsible for delivering the Culture Division Instructional Music Programs in the areas of Vocal, Musical Theatre, Guitar and Ukulele.   This instructor will be working with many beginner level students, making them an early influencer on the participants’ involvement in music. Conduct an engaging class that meets the program outlines and department standards which requires practical experience and highly knowledgeable in the instrument they will be teaching. Show an aptitude for teaching and understand the different approaches required to teach different ages (youth vs. adult participants).

Learn more from Natalie on what it is like to be a Music Instructor at the City!

Duties and Responsibilities


  • Provide music instruction for participants in specific instrument/voice as outlined by the program outline.
  • Incorporate and model the HIGH FIVE® Principles of Healthy Child Development in program delivery where appropriate
  • Monitor participant progress on an on-going basis and manage participants’ behavior to ensure safety
  • Ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all participants by adhering to department Safety and Recreational Program Standards.
  • Use creative teaching approaches to meet the individual needs of participants
  • Ensure program space is appropriate and set up to maximize program delivery potential and safety of participants.
  • Provide quality customer service and act as a knowledgeable resource to parents of participants
  • Promote program and provide information for progression in the music program
  • Ensure all participants are registered correctly into programs, maintain attendance lists and perform any additional administrative task as required.
  • Complete report cards and certificates for the participants of the program as required.
  • Complete Accident/Incident forms as required
  • Maintain confidentiality of children’s information
  • Prepare detailed lessons plans (including HIGH FIVE® Principles of Healthy Child Development, if appropriate) to ensure classes are meeting requirements outlined in program plan.
  • Prepare a presentation for end of session Parent’s Day to highlight achievements of the participants
  • Find and prepare music that is appropriate for the program and matches technical requirements for participants

Skills and Qualifications


  • HIGH FIVE® Principles of Healthy Child Development certification
  • Experience with specialized instruments related to program and/or general academic qualification in music
  • A Level 3, Vulnerable Sector Check will be required of the successful candidate, as a condition of employment, at their own expense, to verify the absence of a criminal record for which a pardon has not been granted.
  • Emergency First Aid and CPR B Certification
  • Experience working with children, teens and adults.
  • A high degree of tact and diplomacy with appropriate leadership skills
  • Primarily community centre environment


Additional Information 


  • Instructors are paid for class prep/program specific requirements for each class taught and meetings in addition to the actual classroom teaching time. 
  • Training is also compensated at an hourly training rate of $15.00/hour.
  • Candidates successful in the interview round will be invited to participate in a practical assessment.

Hourly Rate/Salary: $24.80 - $28.35 
Hours of Work: up to 24 hours 
Work Location: Living Arts Centre 
Department/Division/Section: CMS/Community Services Dept , CMS/Culture Division , Culture Services 
Non-Union/Union: Non Union 


COVID-19 Update: As per the City’s Employee Recruitment Policy, all external candidates (including previously employed individuals) must show their Fully Vaccinated Confirmation or apply for and receive confirmation of a creed or medical exemption from the City before their first day.

A Criminal Record and Judicial Matters Check (Level 2) or Vulnerable Sector Check (Level 3) will be required of the successful candidate, at their own expense, to verify the absence of a criminal record for which a pardon has not been granted.

We thank all who apply, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. You can also check your application status in your candidate profile online. 

All personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act. 

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code, the City of Mississauga will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. If selected to participate in the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, please inform Human Resources of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require in respect of any materials or processes used to ensure your equal participation.     




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