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SCO Family of Services Center for Family Life- Acitivity Specialist - MUSIC SPECIALIST @ PS169 in Brooklyn, New York

Are you passionate about working with youth and building community? Are you looking for a highly collaborative work environment that also offers you the freedom to creatively develop and implement your own programming?

Center for Family Life seeks a flexible, creative, motivated team member to join our staff of professional artists and young adult youth workers in a community based after-school and summer camp program.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Designing age-appropriate, standards-based music curricula for groups of elementary and middle school age youth in afterschool and summer programs

  • Providing weekly instructionin vocal music and composition

  • Collaborating with participants to compose and perform songs and musical arrangements showcased in program performances

  • Incorporating the NYS Learning Standards for the Arts and the NYS Next Generation Learning Standards for English Language Arts into the music curriculum.

  • Planning and collaborating with colleagues to produce 2 - 3 annual program-wide performances

  • Helping to create and implement special events, staff development, and other community building activities.


  • Has a strong vocal music instruction background

  • Has skill in piano and/or guitar accompaniment

  • Skill in leading percussion/drumming, and or violin a plus

  • Has experience working with elementary and middle school youth

  • Has strong interpersonal and organizational skills, is flexible and works well as a member of a team.

  • Has interest in managing and creating positive experiences for groups

  • Bilingual English/Spanish or English/Mandarin/Cantonese preferred.

  • Education/Degree: BA minimum

Part Time position (25 – 30 hrs/wk) with benefits. Salary is commensurate with experience and education. Individual supervision and ongoing professional development opportunities are provided.

We are looking for someone who will be committed and invested in the development and success of our program.

If you are interested in applying for this position please send a cover letter, stating the position of interest, along with your resume to Rachel Castillo at

Center for Family Life/SCO Family of Services is an equal employment opportunity employer.


Organization: *SD020

Title: Center for Family Life- Acitivity Specialist - MUSIC SPECIALIST @ PS169

Location: New York-Brooklyn-Sunset Park

Requisition ID: 39744