Get Paid to be a Rock Star

Working at Monkey Rock Music means great pay, flexible hours, no sales - and you can tell your friends you're a professional musician. Cubicle types need not apply.

We’re looking for a larger than life musician/teacher to lead our parent and child music programs in the Markham, Thornhill, and Richmond Hill area.

Monkey Rock Music is a fun, entertaining and creative participatory music program for young children and their adult caregivers. Our primary goal is to instil a love of creating and experiencing music that will last a lifetime. Nothing has a stronger impact on a child than enjoying an activity with the people they love.  Monkey Rock Music class participants range in age from 0-4 years.

Required:

  • High comfort level playing acoustic guitar (see below for details)  There’s no wiggle room here – if you can’t play guitar, please don’t apply.
  • A good singing voice
  • Larger than life stage presence
  • Outgoing, personable, nature; comfortable performing in any situation
  • Clean police background check

Preferred:

  • Experience working with young children
  • ECE/Orff/similar training
  • Broad knowledge of children’s songs
  • Flexible schedule
  • Bilingual (French and English)
  • Access to a car – each day of the week will have you at a different locations, e.g Tuesdays in Markham, Wednesdays in Richmond Hill, Thursdays in Thornhill. (Actually days and locations to be determined.)

Guitar skill

Though the material is very straight forward (mostly two and three chord songs), the demands of the classes require the teacher to be able to play on ‘autopilot’, focusing on the students rather than the guitar

Compensation

$15/hour training; $30/hour regular classes

Birthday Parties – $100/45 minutes

Stage Shows – $150 and up for 1 hour

Schedule

The position requires teaching classes three to four weekday mornings starting in September of 2019, with the addition of Saturdays in January 2020. There is also the option of performing at parties Saturday and/or Sundays, and the option of teaching some weekday afternoons.

TO APPLY:  Please send a resume and cover letter to info@monkeyrockmusic.com.

Be sure to highlight your experience working with young children – this is far more important than your musical ability!