Piano Technology Instructor
NBSS seeks an Instructor who will be either Part-time in Basic Piano Technology (three days/week), or
Full time in both Basic (three days/week) and Advanced Piano Technology (two days/week), transitioning to full-time in Advanced Piano Technology by September 2017.
Department Head and Provost
This person is responsible for coordinating with other Piano Technology faculty to deliver the approved course curriculum to the students as well as sharing administrative duties related to the Department.
The available position is either part-time (three days/week) teaching Basic Piano Technology, or, for the right person, full-time, spending an additional 2 days/week teaching Advanced Piano Technology, with plans to transition into Advanced Piano Technology full-time by September 2017.
Recommendations about course objectives, emphasis, and curriculum.
Interpreting, articulating, and communicating School decisions and positions to students and others.
Recognizing departmental problems and coordinating a concerted approach to solve those problems.
Budget development and management.
Assisting the Admissions Office in the interviewing and selection of students.
Maintaining all machines and equipment in optimum condition.
Maintaining shop facility and equipment safety.
Recommending equipment and facilities improvements.
Coordinating purchasing with the Business Office.
Attending Faculty and Staff meetings.
Representing the School and the program to the public.
Advance preparation for lectures and demonstrations
Development and assignment of student projects.
Presence during scheduled class hours to teach and supervise student work.
Evaluation of student progress, including attendance and grading.
Recommend educational or disciplinary action for students with problems.
Personal professional development, including maintaining currency and proficiency in technical as well as teaching skills.
The Basic Piano Technology position requires an experienced Piano Technician, Registered Piano Technician preferred. Must be committed to quality work and capable of teaching adults of varying learning styles and experience. Prior teaching experience is preferred. Qualified CTE and/or TEC a plus. The nine-month program’s curriculum includes: theory and practice of tuning and regulation, in-home service repairs, business, ethics, and various field trips. Attendance at PTG meetings and conferences encouraged.
In addition, Advanced Piano Technology requires professional experience rebuilding pianos, sound board replacement experience a plus. In this program, students rebuild grand pianos in teams of two or three over the nine-month academic year.
The instructor presents the theoretical, technical, and practical material involved in the piano technology trade, and is responsible for preparation and presentation of all instructional material. Methods of teaching will be by lecture, demonstration, guest presentations, multimedia demonstrations, directed projects in the workshop or on field trips.
Instructors are expected to attend Faculty/Staff professional development events, the all School Open House (a Friday and Saturday in November), and the Annual Celebration of Craft fundraising events (two or three events in May).
Beyond the Department, he/she is responsible for keeping the Department Head and/or Provost informed of academic issues, and alerting the Executive Vice President to matters that might have legal implications or a broader impact in the community.
The principal classroom and workshop is at 150 North St, Boston. The maximum class size for Basic Piano Technology is 16 students, and for Advanced Piano Technology, 9 students. The daily schedule for instruction is 8:00am to 3:30pm, Monday through Friday, September through May. There is a week-long break in March and a two-week winter recess at the end of December.
Position begins Monday, August 29, 2016 with classes beginning on Tuesday, September 6, 2016.
Salary commensurate with experience. Health, retirement and other benefits are available.
Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org, by Sunday, July 31, 2016.