Position title
Part Time Faculty Artist, Voice with Jazz Focus

Portsmouth Music and Arts Center (PMAC) is seeking a part-time faculty artist in voice to teach all levels of jazz and traditional voice beginning at age 13 and including adults. Jazz vocal background required. The position begins September 2019 and will be one day per week.


Reporting to the Director of Education, responsibilities are as follows:

  • Provide weekly 30, 45, or 60 minute individual lessons to voice students of all levels, youth starting at age 13 and adults
  • Teach and assist during PMAC’s two workshop weeks (November and May)
  • Effectively administer and manage studio in collaboration with staff and in adherence to school procedures and policies
  • Complete student assessments
  • Participate in recruitment activities inside and outside of the school
  • Prepare students for performances
  • Attend department and faculty meetings
  • Perform on PMAC concerts, collaborating with other teaching artists
  • Exceptional teaching and interpersonal skills
  • Positive attitude and strong communication skills, including use of e-mail
  • The ability to work well in a team
  • High standards for quality, good judgment, accountability, and adaptability/flexibility
  • Bachelor’s Degree in voice performance, with experience in jazz voice
  • 1 year or more experience teaching private voice lessons
  • Commitment to life-long learning and further training
  • Strong interest in supporting the mission of a community music and arts school
Job Benefits

The Portsmouth Music and Arts Center (PMAC) is a multi-faceted arts school serving all ages and abilities. In addition to individual instruction in music and visual arts, PMAC offers ensembles, classes, summer camps, and community arts outreach programs, along with live music performances and art exhibitions by both students and professionals. PMAC addresses the need for arts education in the greater Seacoast region by providing high quality instruction that compliments the offerings in our local public and private schools. In addition, we meet the needs of students of all ages, regardless of skill level or aspiration. PMAC offers cultural opportunities to all people regardless of their age, ability, or economic status, and continually strives to build community through the arts.


Send cover letter and resume by August 15, 2019 via email to michelle@pmaconline.org with subject line “Faculty Artist in Voice”: attn: Michelle Shoemaker, Director of Education, Portsmouth Music and Arts Center. No phone calls or walk-in inquiries please. 

PMAC respects, values, and welcomes diversity in our workplace. We welcome candidates of varied backgrounds, capabilities, perspectives, social identities, and gender expressions. PMAC is an equal opportunity employer.

The successful candidate for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

Employment Type
Part Time
Job Location
973 Islington St., 03801, Portsmouth
Date posted
July 25, 2019
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Position: Part Time Faculty Artist, Voice with Jazz Focus

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