Music Curriculum Development Consultant
Job type: Part-Time
Approx. hours/w availability: 10
Job location: Canada Ontario
Compensation range (CAD): Milestone based honorarium
Job qualifications: Music Therapist or Music Educator with specialty in child development
RSF provides high-quality, interactive music programs free of cost to marginalized families with children using shelter and refugee services across the GTA. Our goal is to nurture young families with children and youth through music. We believe by giving parents the skills and tools to make music with their children, we can build family bonds, confidence and make a real difference in their lives today and in the future.
RSF would like to develop a new music curriculum for our classes for children under the age of five with their caregiver that reflects the diverse nature and inclusive needs of our community partners.
The Music Curriculum Development Consultant will be responsible for soliciting the input of community partners and RSF instructors to develop a culturally sensitive curriculum that employs an equity lens to our toddler and caregiver music classes.
This role is primarily remote but may require a number of in person meetings in Toronto.
Shall include but not be limited to:
- Work with RSF music instructors to understand current RSF curriculum;
- Complete a needs assessment with community partners to understand needs of their specific populations either from a cultural or trauma based perspective;
- Develop a new music curriculum for our classes for children under the age of five with their caregiver that reflects the diverse nature and inclusive needs of our community partners. Curriculum should employ a trauma based approach. Special holidays and celebrations should be considered when creating curriculum;
- Create platform to hold new music curriculum in an easy to access format for RSF instructors;
- Train RSF instructors in new music curriculum;
- Solicit input from content experts;
- Provide suggestions for professional development workshops to support the delivery of a culturally sensitive curriculum that employs a trauma informed approach;
- Provide regular updates to the RSF Foundation Manager and, periodically RSF Board of Directors.
- -Experience planning and instructing preschool and children’s music programs;
- Training in ethnomusicology, childhood music or related area is an asset;
- Beneficial to have experience working with underrepresented populations (shelter staff, work with organizations that support diverse populations, etc.);
- Strong project management experience is considered an asset.
DIVERSITY: We work with families from all walks of life and strive to reflect that wide variety of backgrounds in our staff and board of directors, not only because it makes our foundation stronger but because we value the perspective it brings to serving our mission.
Additional info:This is not a music therapy job posting, however, some music therapists may have the expertise Rainbow Songs Foundation is looking for. You are encouraged to apply if you meet any of the criteria.